Here are today's newspaper headlines
EBOLA VACCINE TRIAL SAFE – EXPERTS ASSERT
A team of Ghanaian scientists have hit the Volta Region to allay fears of the people concerning the upcoming Ebola vaccine trial at the Onchocerciasis Research Centre in Hohoe.
TALENSI VOTERS ELECT MPS TODAY
Thirty-nine thousand five hundred and twenty-three (39,523) eligible voters in the Talensi constituency of the Upper East Region are voting today in the Talensi by-election at 74 polling stations.
COLLECTION OF NEW TV LICENSE FEES BEGIN AUGUST
The collection of television (TV) license fees is to resume in August this year, the National Media Commission (NMC) has announced.
ASAMOAH GYAN PRAYS FOR CASTRO’S RETURN
One year after the disappearance of the hip-life musician, Theophilus Tagoe, aka Castro, and Janet Bandu, the Captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, has urged Ghanaians to keep hope alive as the search continues to locate their whereabouts.
TALENSI DECIDES: ITS NPP VRS NDC
The attention of the whole nation would today be on the Talensi constituency in the Upper East Region where a crucial by-election is taking place.
YAMOAH PONKOH MUST GO – NDC YOUTH
Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh’s continual stay in office as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ejisu in the Ashanti Region has come under serious threat.
AKUA DONKOR Ȼ30,000 - GFP CANDIDATE
The Ghana Freedom Party’s parliamentary candidate for today’s by-election in the Talensi constituency, Yaro Bameezina Philip has threatened he would not vote for himself unless the founder of his party, Akua Donkor gives him his share of an amount of Ȼ30,000 reportedly given her as campaign cash.
2,000 NURSES, MIDWIVES JOBLESS
The dream of 2,000 qualified nurses and midwives to be offered jobs after successfully completing National Service seems to be fizzling into thin air as the International Monetary Fund’s conditionality of reducing the public sector wage bill to tax revenue to about 35% ties government’s hands from fresh employment.
SCHOOL UNDER TREES IN 21ST CENTURY GHANA
Pupils of Whindow-Asakae Methodist Primary School in Sekondi-Takoradi are currently studying under trees.
PARLIAMENT CALLS FOR URGENT STEPS TO CONTAIN AVIAN FLU
Parliament has expressed disquiet on the outbreak of bird flu in some parts if the country, calling for immediate and robust action to prevent any potential mass spread of infection.
NPA SHUTS DOWN GAS STATION AFTER TODAY’S EXPOSÉ
Today can confirm that the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has completely shut down the Mambo Liquefied Petroleum Gas refilling plant at Santa Maria Last Stop on the Ga Central Municipality of the Greater Accra region.
PPP SET FOR UPSET TODAY AT TALENSI BY-ELECTION
Today can report that all is set for the Talensi by-election today, and all the eight candidates of representing the various political parties are keen to win the seat having fervently campaigned in the past few weeks.
FERTILISER SUBSIDY IN LIMBO
Government’s fertilizer subsidy programme risks total collapse following an admission by the Food and Agric Ministry it lacks funds to pay dealers in time for supplies to be made to farmers during the crop planting season
INTEREST IN GAX HIGH
Security market regulators are in a buoyant mood for a surge in stock sales on the Ghana Alternative Exchange (GAX) after raking in Ȼ9 million in capital acquisition in the first six months of this year.
UNACCREDITED SCHOOLS ON THE RISE
The number of tertiary educational institutions that are not recognized as having attained an acceptable standard is on the rise across the country, potentially worsening what is viewed as dwindling educational standards in the country.