Here are today's newspaper headlines
STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSES; KILLS 3 INCLUDING OWNER, INJURES 18
A three-storey building under construction at Cantonments in Accra last Saturday collapsed, killing three people and injuring 18 others, including some Togolese.
AHENKORA FLOORS NAA TORSHIE
Juju scare, antagonism, alleged vote buying and heavy police presence were elements that defined the election of a New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the Tema West constituency.
I’M DREDGING ODAW RIVER FOR FREE – IBRAHIM MAHAMA
The Chief Executive Officer of Engineers and Planners Company Limited, Ibrahim Mahama, has refuted allegations that his company had been awarded a contract to dredge the Odaw River in Accra and stated that the company was rather providing its services for free and that he was not expecting any reward for the work.
2.3M GUNS IN CIVILIAN HANDS
Preliminary findings of a survey estimate that there are 2.3 million guns in civilian hands in Ghana.
‘CEDI’S RISE IS BASED ON MISPLACED OPTIMISM
Last year, Ghana’s currency, the cedi was the world’s worst-performing currency. Now, in a remarkable turn-around , it’s the world’s best-performing currency.
TWO PERISH AS THREE-STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSES
A prominent Ghanaian businessman, Prosper Adablah, died instantly when a three-storey building he was constructing with a car park beneath it, collapsed on him and 20 workers, including a female at the Cantonments, near the residence of President John Mahama at about 1:15pm on Saturday.
EPA WARNS ABOUT HAZARDOUS WASTE
The head of the Chemical Control and Management Centre at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lovelace Sarpong, has said hazardous waste can be very harmful to humans and livestock if not properly discharged.
IBRAHIM DENIES TAKING OVER PUBLIC PROPERTY
Chief Executive Officer of Engineers and Planners, Ibrahim Mahama has debunked allegations that he has taken possession of public property after branding equipment belonging to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) with his company logo.
3 KILLED IN COLLAPSED BUILDING
Three persons lost their lives after a four-storey building under construction collapsed on them near the President’s residence and the Free Zones Board offices at Cantonments in Accra on Saturday.
NAA TORSHIE FLOORED IN NPP POLLS
Member of Parliament for Tema West constituency, Irene Naa Torshie Addo, has lost her bid to once again represent the New Patriotic Party (NPP) a its parliamentary candidate in the constituency for the 2016 elections.
TERKPER HAILS GOVERNMENT’S ‘SMART BORROWING’; SAYS IT WILL FREE TAX PAYER
As government’s debt hits 90 billion cedis 67.53 percent of GDP, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Seth Terkper has maintained that government’s decision to “smart borrow” on the international capital market will yield positive results in the medium to long-term.
POULTRY BUSINESS BOOMS DESPITE BIRD FLU
Following a recent ban on the importation and hawking of poultry in the country by government, Business Day checks have shown mixed reactions from traders who deal in poultry.
THERMAL POWER TO THE RESCUE
The country’s power products have had to ramp up thermal power production to bridge the shortfall in hydro power generation as a result of poor rains and shortage of natural gas.
FUEL TAXES KILLING CONSUMERS
Petroleum products dealers can take part of the blame for not allowing consumers to enjoy the full benefits when prices go down on the world market, but the real ‘killer’ for the consumer, critics say, are the countless taxes and levies government slaps on the products.