Here are today's newspaper headlines
MAHAMA ESCAPES DEATH IN KUMASI
President John Mahama and the First Lady, Lordina Mahama escaped death by a whisker when a strong storm hit the military helicopter in which they were travelling on Friday, forcing the helicopter into an emergency landing.
3 MINISTERS SUED OVER WEST BLUE DEAL
A clearing agent in Tema Michael Kweku Gyan has filed a writ at the High Court challenging the legality of the controversial decision by government to pick West Blue Ltd to implement the multi-million dollar National Single Window and Risk Management System at the ports.
MORE TROUBLE FOR NAYELE; UK CUSTOMS CONFISCATE HER MONEY
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of the United Kingdom (UK) has confiscated cash belonging to Nayele Ametefe, the Ghanaian-Austrian woman who was jailed eight years and eight months for transporting 12 kilogrammes of cocaine into that country.
GHANA MAY BAN USE OF PLASTICS
The President, John Mahama has warned that Ghana may go the ‘Rwanda way’ by banning the use of plastics if producers fail to properly manage plastic waste.
15% DROP IN PETROL PRICES THIS WEEK
Consumers of petroleum products should expect a 15 percent of more reduction in the price of the commodities this week.
PLASTICS TO GO IF…
President John Mahama has served notice to plastic producers in the country that government may be compelled to ‘go the Rwanda way’ by banning plastic products is not found to plastic waste management.
$15M FIBRE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ACCRA LAUNCHED
A 15 million dollar fibre infrastructure project aimed at improving internal connectivity was launched in Accra last Thursday.
AMA PULLS DOWN ILLEGAL STRUCTURES
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) yesterday carried yet another demolition exercise at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to pave way for construction of drains in Accra.
CRISIS OVER ADMISSION INTO NURSING TRAINING COLLEGES
Most senior high school graduates who have successfully met the admission requirements of nursing training colleges and have applied for admission will not be admitted because government has imposed a quota on the schools.
NDC RISKS LOSING MADINA SEAT IN 2016
An analysis of voting patterns in the Madina constituency since it was created and new developments indicate that if the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP), Alhaji Amadu Sorogho, is not changes, the NDC may lose the seat to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
CHRISTIAN COUNCIL SLAMS SAME SEX MARRIAGES
The General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev Dr Kwabena OPuni-Frimpong has described same-sex marriage as un-Biblical, un-Christian and un-African, which should be condemned by every well-meaning Ghanaian.
ACCRA ZOO FACES COLLAPSE
The Accra mini zoo, which has seen various relocations since 2006 is on the verge of collapse due to inadequate financing and low patronage of the facility.
CEDI GAINS MUST CAUSE PRICE STABILITY – INVESTORS TELL BOG
As the cedi begins to gain some strength against the dollar, some investors have called for its sustainability if it will have real impact on price stability in the economy.