Here are today's newspaper headlines
B.T BABA IS NEW MP FOR TALENSI
The national Democratic Congress candidate in the Talensi by-election, Mr Benson Tongo Baba, 67, a retired Deputy Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service has recaptures the Talensi seat for the party after he polled 10, 366 votes representing 42.31 percent in a keenly contested by-election yesterday.
STATE ATTORNEYS’ STRIKE CRIPPLES COURT PROCEEDINGS
Activities at the courts in Accra and other state institutions moved at a snail’s pace yesterday following the nationwide strike embarked upon by state attorneys.
GOVERNMENT SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH KNET TO COMMENCE WORK ON DTT MIGRATION
The Ministry of Communications has signed an agreement with KNET Limited, a Ghanaian-owned private firm, for the commencement of work on the digital terrestrial television (DTT) network.
NDC WINS TALENSI AFTER BLOODY ATTACKS
National Democratic Congress’s Benson Tongo Baba, popularly known as BT Baba, went away with victory in yesterday’s crucial by-election in the Talensi constituency of the Upper East Region beating seven other contestants, including New Patriotic Party’s Wuni Thomas Pearson Buanab.
2 AMANFROM ROBBERS GRABBED
Two suspected armed robbers who allegedly rapes three women in the presence of their husbands at Galilea, a suburb of Amanfrom in the Ga South Municipality after the Kasoa Toll booth have been arrested by the police.
SC ORDERS DNA TEST OF BOY, 10
The Supreme Court has ordered the mother of a 10-year-old boy to send the child for a DNA test. The move was to assist the apex court to ascertain the paternity of the boy, whose fatherhood had been embroiled in litigation.
DUMSOR WORSENS AS FPSO SHUTDOWN RENDERS 2 VRA PLANTS USELESS
The shutdown of Tullow’s compressor at the Floating, Pro-Offloading vessel (FPSO) Kwame Nkrumah has forced a complete shutdown of the FPSO, worsening the rolling power cuts, popularly called dumsor.
MDU GOES INTERNATIONAL TO STOP LONHRO PORT
The Maritime Dockworkers’ Union (MDU) is seeking international support in its continued opposition of government’s decision to grant an exclusive right to a private entity to develop and operate the Atuabo Port.
CEDI, ‘DUMSOR’ AFFECTING PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES
The instability of the Ghana cedi against foreign currencies like the dollar has, indeed, affected the cost of doing business in the country, especially the manufacturing industry.
GAS SUPPLY TO JUBILEE HALTED
Tullow Ghana has announced that following an unplanned shutdown on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah, gas exports to the Ghana Gas onshore processing plant have been temporarily halted.
BOG TAKES STEPS TO PROTECT DEPOSITIONS
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has justified its decision to quadruple the minimum capital requirement of microfinance institutions and rural banks as one that will protect depositors’ funds and encourage consolidation among smaller players.
TELCOS GIVEN 6-MONTH ULTIMATUM
A new set of guidelines from the Central bank has given telecommunication companies engaged in the mobile money service up to six months to establish a separate business entity to handle their electronic money services.
CEDI AT 50 YET SINKING
As Ghanaian business owners lament over the fast pace of the depreciating cedi, the currency is set to hit its jubilee year later this month to mark its inception as a replacement to the British pound which occurred on July 19, 1965 at a rate of 2.4 cedis to a pound; or one pesewa to a penny.
MORE CHILDREN JOIN WASTE COLLECTION BUSINESS
The economic hardship in the country has resulted in parents who engage in the business of collecting ‘used pure water sachet’ to recruit their school going wards into the enterprise.