For all of Thursday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers…
ECOBANK, THE ROYAL BANK, GCB EXCEL
Ecobank Ghana, The Royal Bank, GCB and Stanchart were among the banks that recorded appreciable increases in their profits at the end of June 2016.
GOVT REVIEWS INDUSTRY GROWTH DOWNWARDS TO 0.8%
Ghana’s unfavourable macro-economic environment which continues to impact negatively on industry has compelled government to revise the sector’s growth downwards.
NCA CUSHIONS CONSUMERS AS PARLIAMENT OKAYS ICH REGULATIONS
Parliament of Ghana has approved the regulations that cover the operations of an Interconnect Clearinghouse Services (ICH),
GHIPSS HOSTS INSTANT PAY USER ENGAGEMENT TODAY
The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) will today have a breakfast meeting with banks and businesses to discuss the relevance of its latest initiative, the Instant Pay (GIP)>
PRESZ COMMISSIONS, TOURS FACILITIES AT KIA
President John Dramani Mahama has commended authorities at the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) for the quality of work done at the new arrival hall at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) are at war over the mode of transmission of election results for the December 7 polls.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed shock about the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) decision to kick against the electronic transmission of the 2016 election results.
$1BN POWER DEAL TOO EXPENSIVE – MINORITY
Parliament yesterday ratified the $647 million power agreement for the purchase of combined cycle gas turbine power plant to be situated at Tema.
EC EXTENDS VOTER REGISTRATION
The Electoral Commission (EC) has extended the re-registration period for National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registrants whose names were deleted from the electoral roll as ordered by the Supreme Court.
NPP MAN FREED
A Cape Coast circuit court, presided over by Kofi Amatwee, on Wednesday freed the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Hemang-Lower-Denkyira (HLD) Constituency of the Central Region, Bright Wireko-Brobby and 17 other people.
AMERI SWALLOWS VRA
Agitated staff of the Volta River Authority have protested against government’s decision to cede three assets of the power generating company to external parties.
PROBE BAWUMIA FOR VERIFYING NAME IN HIS HOUSE, NDC TELLS EC
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to probe and unravel the reason why officials of the EC transported verification kits to the house of the vice Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in the ongoing voter register verification exercise, though Dr Bawumia has rubbished the report.
OSU CHIEFS URGE BUSINESSES TO DONATE TOWARDS HOMOWO FESTIVAL
The President of Osu Traditional Council and Paramount Chief of Osu, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI is calling on all businesses, companies and individuals who operate in the area to pay homage to the chiefs and elders of Osu during the celebration of the 2016 Homowo festival.
REGISTRAR-GENERAL’S DEPT EXTENDS GRACE PERIOD FOR DEFAULTING BUSINESSES
The Registrar-General’s Department (RGD) has extended the date for sanctions on defaulting businesses to October 3 in the wak of Civil and Local Government Service Association of Ghana’s strike action.
STOP PUTTING PRESSURE ON MAHAMA OVER ‘MONTIE 3’
The National Chairman of a group called ‘Strong Pillars of Mahama,’ Mr Asem Humphrey Darkeh has described an inappropriate the current pressure being exerted on His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama by pro-National Democratic Congress (NDC) pressure groups and supporters for a presidential pardon for the convicted ‘Montie 3.’