Here are today's newspaper headlines
TEARS FLOW FOR ALI-GABASS AS HE BEGINS 25-YEAR JAIL TERM
Weeping and wailing took centre stage at the Accra Circuit Court Monday when Sulley Ali-Gabass, the medical doctor charged with defiling a 16-year-old boy was found guilty and sentenced to 25 years’ imprisonment.
HIGH COURT STOPS ADB IPO
The Industrial and Labour Division of the High Court last Friday placed an interim injunction on moves by the Agricultural Development Bank (adb) to float shares on the stock market.
UNAUTHORISED STRUCTURES ALONG WESTERN RAIL LINE TO BE DEMOLISHED
The Ministry of Transport has issued a final warning to encroachers on all pieces of land earmarked for railway lines to desist from the act of face prosecution.
PLASTIC WASTE BAN ATTRACTS MIXED REACTION
Some plastic producers and user have reservations about the hint dropped by President John Mahama that government may ban the use of plastic materials, should the manufacturers fail to properly manage plastic waste.
DOCTOR JAILED 25 YEARS FOR DEFILEMENT
Senior medical doctor at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi, Dr Sulley Ali-Gabass was Monday handed a 25-year jail term by an Accra Gender-Based Domestic Violence Circuit Court.
APAU REPORT TAINTED
A search at the High Court registry in Accra has revealed that the Attorney General’s (AG’s) Department flagrantly abused the due diligence processes leading to the award of Ȼ51.2 million to Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the supposed NDC financier.
AZORKA BOYS ATTACKED US
Former Minister of State in-charge of Youth and Sports, Rashid Bawa, has narrated what he and others, including the First national Vice Chairman of the Opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Freddie Blay and National Treasurer, Kwabena Abankwa went through at the hands of the AK-47 wielding Azorka Boys during the recent Talensi by-election.
DCE BLAMED FOR BIMBILLA HORROR
As the death toll in the BImbilla communal clash rises, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Mohammed Obn Abass, has been accused of complicity in the feud that has so far claimed not less than 13 lives.
MASSIVE ROT AT GIS; 9 OFFICERS INTERDICTED, 900 PERMITS CANCELLED
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has interdicted nine officers for their alleged involvement in falsification of stamps, permit racketeering theft of residence permit stickers, underpayment and non-payment of approved fees and abysmal supervision of subordinates, among others, leading to the loss of hundreds of thousands of cedis.
DON’T BAN Ȼ1.2M A MONTH PLASTIC RECYCLING BUSINESS
Plastic recycling companies say huge investments made will go down the drain if plastics are banned, which will consequently render thousands of Ghanaians jobless.
LABOUR UNREST COULD FUEL BRAIN DRAIN
The Universal Access to Healthcare campaign (UAHCC) has tasked the Health Minister, Alex Segbefia to do all he can to address the numerous labour unrests in the health sector to prevent further brain drain in the sector.
NDOUM PREDICTS TOUGHER TIMES
The 2012 presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has predicted tougher economic conditions for Ghanaians and businesses in 2017 and beyond, if the political parties, particularly the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), does not change the habit of using the public purse to find its campaign.
‘GAY’ DOCTOR JAILED 25 YEARS
An Accra Circuit Court yesterday sentenced a medical doctor at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Dr Sulley Ali-Gabass, to 25 years imprisonment.
DON’T BAN PLASTICS – ZOOMLION PLEADS WITH GOVERNMENT
In contrast to President John Mahama’s announcement that government could move to ban the use if plastics, Zoomlion Limited says dealings with plastics should be seen as an avenue for job creation.
INCOME TAX REGIME TO BE OVERHAULED
Government is seeking to broaden the tax base and reorganize the various income tax law provisions to simplify them and make them more user-friendly. This is the rationale behind the new Income Tax Bill, 2015 when it goes for parliamentary approval in the coming weeks.
ACCESS BANK ATTRACTS INVESTMENT EIB
Access Bank Ghana has recently secured a €15 million facility from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support businesses across Ghana on a new completing a thorough diligence process.
CABINET TO REVIEW VAT ON AIRFARES
The Transport Ministry is to petition Cabinet to review the imposition of a 17.5 percent Value Added tax (VAT) on domestic airfares, as passenger numbers dwindle and operators struggle to cover their cost of operation.
SACKING OF FPSO WORKERS
Gas supply challenges encountered on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah are due to the sacking of MODEC workers, says Francis Sallah General Secretary of the General Secretary of the General Transport, Petroleum and Chemical Workers Union.