For all of Thursday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers…
NANA CALLS ME THIEF – MAHAMA FIRES BACK
President John Mahama has made astonishing claims that the opposition New Patriotic Party flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been calling him a ‘thief’ hence, his recent blistering attack on the opposition party leader.
BAWUMIA FEAR GRIPS GOVERNMENT
Government seems to be doing everything possible to to thwart a public lecture to be given by the vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, today to be chaired by former president John Agyekum Kufuor.
EC IDENTIFIES 81 FLASH POINTS
The Electoral Commission says it has identified 81 out of 275 constituencies in the country as potential hot spot for violence during the December elections.
EC IDENTIFIES 81 FLASH-POINTS; SEEKS POLICE ASSISTANCE FOR ADEQUATE SECURITY
The EC has identified 81 constituencies out the 275 as possible violent-prone areas before, during and after the 2016.
COCOA: ANOTHER SHORTFALL LOOMS: ONLY 720,000 TONNES WILL BE BAGGED
Ghana is set to experience another shortfall of about 130,000 metric tonnes in cocoa beans for the 2015/2016 crop season when the light crop season ends this month, Business Finder has learnt.
GOV’T, MIDA DRAGGED TO COURT OVER ECG CONCESSION
An activist engaged in public advocacy for the protection and preservation of public property, Saaka Salia has filed a suit praying an Accra High Court to halt the processes to select a concessionaire for Private Sector Participation (PSP) in the ECG, citing violation of Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission law and alleged forgery committed by Millenium Development Authority and International Finances Corporation.
TRADERS SHUN LOCAL TOMATOES FOR BURKINABE, IVORIAN VARIETIES
Tomatoes sellers in the country have abandoned tomatoes produced in large volumes across the Brong Ahafo Region in favour of Burkinabe and Ivorian tomatoes.
SOARING COST OF LAND DERAILS HOUSING DREAMS
Land values in the country have risen exponentially over the past 12 months as strong demand for homes soars to the delight of land dealers who are expecting at least double returns on their investment.
CABINET APPROVES REGULATOR FOR OIL PALM SECTOR
The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan has disclosed that cabinet has approved the creation of an Oil Palm Development Board to regulate and promote the sector.