Here are today's newspaper headlines
CITE PRESIDENT FOR CONTEMPT – AFENYO MARKIN APPEALS TO SUPREME COURT
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Efuttu in the Central Region, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has made known his intention to institute contempt proceedings against President John Mahama for appointing a new Chairperson for the Electoral Commission (EC), in spite of the pendency of a legal suit on the same subject matter.
PROF. DODOO APOLOGISES TO PARLIAMENT
A lecturer at the school of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Ghana, Professor Alexander Dodoo, yesterday apologised to the Privileges Committee of Parliament for describing Members of Parliament as “ignorant” and asking them to “shut up”.
MEDICAL AND DENTAL COUNCIL TO REVOKE ALI-GABASS’S LICENCE
The Ghana Medical and Dental Council (GMDC) is to withdraw Sulley Ali-Gabass’s professional licence from its register by the end of this month, in line with the Health Professional Regulatory Bodies Act, Act 857.
TEMPORARY BAN ON SALE OF FOWLS IN ACCRA
The Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has temporarily placed a ban on the sale and movement of live birds within Accra to prevent further outbreaks of Avian Influenza in the city and its environs.
CAB DRIVER ACCUSES POLICE OF TORTURE
A taxi driver, Wisdom Denu mistakenly picked up by the police in a swoop on drug dealers at Ho-Anlokodzi, in February, this year and released after spending three months behind bars, has been given a horrifying account of his ordeal at the hands of the police.
PROF DODOO APOLOGISES
Lecturer at the school of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Ghana, Alex Dodoo pleaded for mercy when he was invited by the Privileges Committee of Parliament yesterday to defend his unsavory remarks against the House.
4 BUTCHERS JAILED
Four butchers were yesterday convicted by the Adjabeng District Magistrates’ Court 2 in Accra, presided over by Madam Gloria Naa Bortor Laryea, for slaughtering animals at unauthorised places.
YAMOAH PONKOH IS A THIEF – NDC CHAIRMAN
The troubles of sacked MCE for Ejisu/Juaben in the Ashanti Region, Kwaku Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh seem far from over.
MAHAMA FACES CONTEMPT OVER EC BOSS
President John Mahama might be cited for contempt of court over the appointment of Charlotte Kesson-Smith Osei as the Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson.
Ȼ4.1 MILLION FRAUD CASE GOES TO APPEALS COURT
The accused person standing trial in the GYEEDA case, Phillip Akpeena Assibit, has filed an application for stay of execution at the Appeals Court against the ruling asking him to open his defence.
RLG TO TRAIN IVORIAN SENEGALESE YOUTH IN ICT
The Ivorian government has contracted the Rlg Group to undertake a comprehensive training on Information Communication Technology (ICT) for selected youth in the West African nation.
CERVICAL CANCER KILLS 2000 GHANAIAN WOMEN ANNUALLY
Deputy Ashanti Regional Health Director, Dr Joseph Oduro has expressed deep worry over the alarming rate at which Ghanaian women are dying through the cervical cancer disease and said this should not be allowed to continue.
INVESTORS TARGET US$1BN WESTERN RAIL PROJECT
Investors have expressed interest in funding the development of a viable Western Corridor railway network to support large scale economic activities in the zone. The 330 kilometer rail project is expected to cost in excess of US$1 billion to execute.
MODEC REFUSES TO REINSTATE WORKERS
The impasse between MODEC and 15 of the 19 workers it sacked last November is becoming more protracted, since the company is said to have refused to reinstate the workers as directed by the arbiter in the matter, the Labour Commission.
ACCRA’S STREETLIGHTS GOBBLE UP Ȼ190M
Even though they are often not on when and where they are most indeed, streetlights in the Accra district alone are said to consume some Ȼ192 million per year of electricity.