For all of Thursday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers…
OBINIM’S SUPPORTERS CLASH WITH POLICE
The police yesterday used water cannons to disperse defiant members of the International God’s Way Church and other sympathizers who had besieged the CID Headquarters to demand the release of their spiritual leader, Bishop Daniel Obinim.
ECG WORKERS DISRUPT OPERATIONS
The Public Utility Workers Union (PUWU) yesterday commenced a three-day demonstration across the regional and district offices of the ECG to put pressure on the government to back down on its intention to give the ECG out to a private investor.
‘ANGEL’ OBINIM SUPPORTERS ON RAMPAGE OVER ‘COCK AND BULL’ STORY
A swarm of Bishop Daniel Obinim supporters yesterday charged on the premises of the CID at police headquarters in Accra as police officers used water cannons and baton charges to dispel them, albeit unsuccessfully.
MAHAMA ATTACKS NANA AGAIN
President John Mahama has made the opposition NPP standard bearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, his target in his re-election bid as he launches personal attack on him (Nana Addo).
ECG WORKERS PROTEST SALE
Workers of the ECG have threatened to plunge the whole country into darkness on Friday August 26, 2016.
ECONOMY: MOODY’S, IFS, CEPA SLAM GOV’T
Three economic research agencies have rejected government’s claims of a robust Ghanaian economy in 2017 and have rather painted a gloomy picture.
SEC SET TO CRACK WHIP ON INVESTMENT FIRMS
The Securities and Exchange Commission has stated that it will not hesitate to revoke licenses of investment firms which invest in microfinance companies.
SMEs NOT INVESTOR READY – DATA BANK BOSS
Majority of small and medium enterprises lack knowledge on how to position themselves to attract the required investments, Kojo Addae-Mensah, CEO of Databank Group, has said.
LACK OF REGULATORY POLICY WORRIES RUBBER INDUSTRY
Ghana’s rubber cultivation which boasts of premium quality in the global commodities market is faced with non-existence of a comprehensive regulatory policy document which will outline guidelines to promote healthy competition within the supply value-chain.