Here are today's newspaper headlines
Those desirous of seeing the face of Anas, the sensational journalist at the centre of the recent storm about his investigation into the bribery scandal, may now have their wish as he goes public without the hood.
RUBY COCAINE COMING HOME
It is emerging that Nayele Ametefe aka Ruby Adu-Gyamfi, who was jailed in the United Kingdom for dealing in cocaine, is likely to be a beneficiary of the recently-signed prisoner swap deal between Ghana and the British government.
BAWUMIA SHREDS TERKPER BUDGET
Running mate to the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Mahammudu Bawumia has observed that the 2016 budget presented by Finance Minister, Seth Terkper on Friday presents no hope for the country.
CAUSE OF WORSENING DUMSOR: VRA HAS NO CASH TO BUY CRUDE OIL FOR THERMAL PLANTS
The rolling power cuts, christened dumsor, has worsened because gas supply from Nigeria’s N-Gas has dropped drastically and the Volta River Authority (VRA) has no money to buy Light Crude Oil (LCO) to power dual fuel thermal plants in the Tema Power Enclave.
ADB PLEDGES 3-BEDROOM HOUSE FOR BEST FARMER
The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has again pledged to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to build a fully-furnished three-bedroom house to the ultimate winner of the 31st National Farmers’ Day Award Celebration.
GHANA’S EXPORTS DECLINE BY 23%
The value of merchandise exports for January to September 2015 was estimated at $7,750.8 million but decreased by $2,312.1 million, Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper said on Friday.
AKUFO-ADDO DAN BOTWE FROM CAMPAIGN TEAM
The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Adoo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to announce his campaign team with one of the most trusted and popular campaign organisers of the party, Dan Kweku Botwe, excluded from the team, according to General Telegraph sources.
COURT ORDERS ARREST OF 2 CHIEFS; GRANTS BAIL TO 6 OTHER CHIEFS FACING CONTEMPT CHARGES
The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has issued bench warrant for the arrest of the two chiefs from Gomoa Kweikrom, near Winneba for failing to appear before it over unlawful destoolment and damage to property.
TERKPER ASSURES ECONOMY WILL REBOUND NEXT YEAR
The Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, on Friday laid bare government’s ambitious plans to grow the economy in 2016 by 5.4 percent and drive down inflation to near single-digit level in a year the country will go to the polls.
ANALYSTS BET ON MPC RATE-HOLD
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana is expected to maintain its monetary policy rate at 25 percent, especially as inflation continues its steady path for the third consecutive month.
$180M GAS-POWERED PROJECT TAKES OFF
A joint venture agreement valued at $180 million has been signed for the development of a gas powered pant to deliver 140 megawatts by August 2016, to bridge the energy gap that has plunged the nation into an energy crisis.
WE WILL NOT SPEND BEYOND BUDGET – TERKPER WARNS
Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has reiterated that government will avoid any move that may result in spending beyond what have been budgeted for in 2016 to halt the habit of incurring huge dents after the election years.
OVER 80,000 JOBS IGNORED
Ghana’s unemployment challenges could be solved substantially by paying attention to the housing industry, which has a value chain that can provide meaningful jobs for over 80,000 unemployed youth, Chief Executive Officer of Danywise Estate and Construction, Frank Aboagye Danyansah has disclosed to the Business Day.