Here are today's newspaper headlines
I WANTED TO KILL PRESIDENT; MAN CONFESSES AND GETS 10 YEARS IN JAIL
A 36-year-old man yesterday confessed he had the intent to kill President Mahama following which he was slapped with a 10-year jail term by the Accra Circuit Court.
TEWU ON WARPATH OVER EXPIRED CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) has raised red flags over the manner the government is dilly-dallying with the expired conditions of service of its members in particular and government workers in general.
WORK ON THE FAULTY COMPRESSOR ON FPSO COMPLETED
The lead operator of the Jubilee Oil Field, Tullow Oil, has announced the completion of repair works on the faulty compressor on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah that resulted in the halting of gas export to the onshore processing plant for power generation.
TIMELY SURGERY SAVES SHS GRADUATES ARM FROM AMPUTATION
A team of orthopedic and plastic surgeons at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) worked around the clock last Sunday to save the left arm of a 22-year-old senior high school (SHS) graduate from being amputated.
COCBOD CHASES RICHEST WOMAN FOR $26M
A recent publication about Ghana’s Rich list has put Patricia Poku-Diaby, touted as the richest woman in the country, in big trouble, with Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) chasing her for its money
TAX ACCOUNTANTS ANGRY WITH NAB, ICA
The Chartered Institute of Certified Tax Accountants (CITAG), an Accra-based tertiary institution, has condemned the National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICA Ghana), for publishing information to the effect that it (CITAG) is unaccredited.
MAHAMA ‘KILLER’ JAILED 10 YEARS
A 36-year-old man, Antwi Charles, yesterday stunned an Accra Circuit Court when he openly confessed that he attended the Ring Way Gospel Assemblies of God Church in Accra on Sunday to shoot President John Mahama.
GMA, GOVERNMENT FACE-OFF AS DEADLINE FOR MASS RESIGNATION EXPIRES TODAY
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) will this afternoon hold a final crunch meeting with government, after which it would make public whether the threat by its members to resign en bloc following government’s failure to make their conditions of service available to them will be carried out or not.
FUEL PRICES TO GO UP SLIGHTLY ON AUGUST 1
There are indications that the prices of petroleum products are likely to go up slightly on August 1, 2015.
USA INDICTS GOVERNMENT OVER ABANDONING FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The United States of America Department of State has labeled Ghana as a high-risk human trafficking country.
5 LEADING BANKS IN TROUBLE
Credible information available to The General Telegraph indicates that the Bank of Ghana has sanctioned five banks for engaging in practices that have denied the nation substantial amounts of revenue.
PRESIDENT MAHAMA’S WOULD-BE ASSASSIN JAILED 10 YEARS
A 36-year old unemployed who was arrested at the Ringway Assemblies of God church in the Greater Accra Region with a loaded hand gun, was Tuesday sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, after he confessed that he had wanted to kill President John Mahama and replace him as president of Ghana.
WORLD BANK WITHDRAWS CASH FOR NEW AIRLINE
The World Bank has withdrawn its financial support for government’s initiative to establish a new national airline. This follows a review of the pre-feasibility report submitted by the supervising ministry to the Bank for perusal.
FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GROW
The Bank of Ghana has issues a report that show foreign currency deposits grew briskly in the first five months of the year; at a time the cedi experienced a sharp decline in value against the major trading currencies.