For all of Tuesday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers…
ALCOHOLISM, SUICIDE SKYROCKET
Despite gains made in combating diseases in the past 15 years, suicide and binge drinking in Ghana have become greater threats to health, a new study has revealed.
HARDSHIPS DUE TO NDC’S CORRUPT LEADERSHIP – DR BAWUMIA
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says Ghanaians can have better lives devoid of the many hardships with good leaders.
TELCOS THREATENED WITH LAWSUIT
A civil society group, Forum for an Excellent Ghana, is demanding an unqualified apology from mobile telecommunication operators in the country for the persistent unsolicited text messages they have been sending to subscribers.
BAWUMIA JABS NDC – THEY STEAL OUR MONEY
The Vice Presidential candidate of the NPP yesterday said Ghanaians have a duty to end rampant stealing of the country’s resources by voting out the ND government.
I’M NOT SCARED FADI
The man arrested for purportedly making offensive comments about President John Mahama in his write-ups, Fadi Dabbousi, seems unperturbed by what he went through at the hands of operatives of the BNI.
‘AYALOLO’ BUSES TAKE OFF WITH NO INSURANCE
The much-touted Bus Rapid Transit service yesterday started in some selected areas of Accra with buses that have not been insured and registered.
FREE BRT RIDE IN ACCRA FOR FIVE DAYS; OPERATION IN NOV
The long-awaited bus rapid transit system came alive in Accra yesterday when a number of commuters were given free ride on the bus service from Amasaman through the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to Tudu.
MOODY’S UPGRADES GHANA’S ECONOMY; IT’S NOW B3
Ghana’s economy has earned praise from the rating agency, Moody’s, with a B3 rating, changing the outlook from negative to stable.
BoG WARNS OF BLACKLISTING IF E-FRAUD PERSISTS
The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Abdul Nashiru Issahaku has asked banks to step up efforts in stemming the incidence of electronic fraud in order to save being blacklisted again by the global Financial Action Taskforce.
BANKS, MOBILE MONEY HARMONISATION GIVEN PUSH
Moving funds between bank accounts and mobile money is set to go seamlessly following the central bank’s approval of a unification payment platform that will allow transactions within and between banks as well as through mobile money service providers.
VIETNAMESE INVESTORS TARGET RICE INVESTMENT
Vietnamese rice investors and exporters drawn from about 14 countries are in the country explore investment opportunities in rice production, processing, storage marketing and distribution.
BANKS CAN’T ABSORB $1.8BN COCOA LOAN INFLOW
Banks have admitted their inability to take the entire $1.8 billion cocoa loan at once, an admission that supports moves by the central bank to delay direct transfers of the loan into the banking sector until the sector until the sector develops enough capacity and depth to take up that injection of foreign exchange.
PRESSURE MOUNTS ON BoG TO CUT RATES
Ghana’s headline inflation is likely to slow further downwards raising prospects of a series of interest rate cuts as the government moves to spur growth.