Here are today's newspaper headlines
SETH KWAME BOATENG ADJUDGED BEST JOURNALIST
A dream that begun at the reception of LUV FM, a radio station on Kumasi, in 2001 was realised with the winning of the ultimate prize in Ghanaian journalism by Seth Kwame Boateng, a broadcast journalist with the coveted P.A.V Ansah Journalist of the Year 2014 award at the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards held at the Banquet Hall of the State House last Saturday.
HORROR AT KWAPONG AS 3 KILLED IN VIOLENCE
A misunderstanding that ensued between a traditional priest (spiritualist) and a commercial motorcyclist rider at Kwapong in the Aunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region has resulted in the death of three persons, while the local police station has been vandalized.
I DON’T APPRECIATE PRESIDING OVER DARKNESS – PREZ
President John Damrani Mahama has renewed his commitment to permanently fic the power challenge soon without resorting to the blame game.
GOVERNMENT SUBMITS NEW CONDITIONS TO STRIKING DOCTORS
The government has presented new conditions of service proposal to the striking members of the Ghana medical Association (GMA) to serve as a guide to the ongoing negotiations between the two parties in the labour dispute.
FETISH PRIEST BURNT ALIVE
Blood-curdling of Kwapong in the Asunafo District of the Brong Ahafo Region on Friday vandalized the town’s police station and burnt alive a fetish priest who was in police custody.
NDC LEADERS NEARLY LYNCHED
Irate National Democratic Congress (NDC) members last week chased out the ruling party’s Greater Accra Regional executives who had paid them a visit.
JOURNALIST STRANDED AT GJA AWARDS
Several journalists and guests attending last weekend’s Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) awards ceremony were left stranded at the Banquet Hall of the State House when they were refused entry simply because President Mahama had arrived for the function.
SETH KWAME BOATENG CROWNED 2014 JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Seth Kwame Boateng of Accra-based radio station Joy FM was last Saturday crowned Journalist of the Year at the 20th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) awards held at the Banquet Hall in Accra.
$1.28B OIL REVENUE SPENT ON GOVERNMENT BUDGET
A bout $1.283 billion oil revenue representing 42% of total revenue, has been spent on the Government of Ghana budget since the nation begun producing crude oil in April 2011.
500 DEAD IN 17 DAYS AS A RESULT OF DOCTORS’ STRIKE
Data compiled by the Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana (HISPAG) has revealed that 500 people have died nationwide since public doctors declared a strike on July 30, 2015 to demand conditions of service.
GOVERNMENT OPENS 26 HOSPITALS TO PATIENTS
The Ministry of Health has listed 26 medical facilities where the general public can seek health care as the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) continues with its strike.
CEPS SEIZES SMUGGLED CIGARETTES IN KUMASI
The Rapid Deployment Team of the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) in the Ashanti Region has seized more than 10 boxes of smuggled cigarettes in the Central Business District (CBD) in Kumasi.
FOREIGN INVESTORS’ CONFIDENCE WORSENS
Investors’ confidence in government securities is fast eroding amidst plans by government to borrow more than 25.3 billion cedis through the issuance of domestic securities during the second half of the year.
GHIPSS LAUNCHES ONLINE PAYMENT THIS WEEK
It is now going to be possible for people in Ghana to use their local Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards to make payments online.
GHANA TURNS TO SEA TO SOLVE ‘DUMSOR’
South Africa and Ghana are looking to rental of power ships – a special purpose marine vehicle on which a power plant is installed as a shot term solution to solve the energy crisis.
CEDI TO END YEAR AT 3.9 – ANALYST
An economic analyst, Courage Kingsley Martey has said that all things being equal, the cedi would end the year at 3.9 to the US dollar.