For all of Thursday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers…
SHOWDOWN IN PARLIAMENT AS MAJORITY AND MINORITY DEBATE FORD EXPEDITION GIFT
Major showdown is expected in Parliament today when the Minority and the Majority sides lock horns over the Ford Expedition vehicle that was donated to President John Mahama as a gift by a Burkinabe contractor.
GHANAIAN APPOINTED TO US CANCER BOARD
A Ghanaian professor of Surgery and Pathology based in the USA has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the US National Cancer Advisory Board.
$100,000 BRIBE: MODERATOR DROPS NAMES
The outgoing Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Professor Emmanuel Martey, has dropped the names of the politicians behind the alleged attempted $100,000 bride offered to him.
ANGER IN POLICE OVER POLITICAL TRANSFERS
Tension is brewing in the Ghana Police Service over the transfer and postings of some personnel in recent times.
TERKPER COURTS IMF WITH LEGACY DEBT DEAL
Finance Minister Seth Terkper has expressed hope that a milestone agreement reached with creditors over VRA’s debts will be enough to ease holdup in discussions with the IMF over ongoing bailout programme.
BANKS AND TELCOS AGREE THEY MUST NOT ‘FIGHT’
Amid concerns that telcos are trying to operate as pseudo-banks without the regulatory rights and privileges, CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Zoleka Cuba, believes the two sides can work together and not “fight”, so as to deepen financial inclusion.
SCRAP GHANA LAW SCHOOL – PROF FRIMPONG DEMANDS
Prof Kwame Frimpong, the Founding Dean of Faculty of Law at the University of Professional Studies has revived the debate about the relevance of the Ghana Law School, calling on the General Legal Council to scrap it.