For all of Friday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers…
HEAVY RAIN SINKS ACCRA CAUSES FEAR AND PANIC
A little over a year after Accra had recorded one of its worst disasters in its history with the infamous June 3, 2015 fire and flood which claimed over 100 lives and destroyed properties, major parts of the national capital, including the Flagstaff House – the seat of government – submerged again yesterday.
GIRL, 2, SWEPT AWAY IN TEMA FLOOD
Residents of Site 7 in Tema Community One are in a state of disbelief following the disappearance of a two-and-half-year-old girl who was reportedly swept away by raging floodwaters Thursday morning.
COURT FREES SLY MENSAH
A high court in Accra yesterday ordered for the immediate and unconditional release of all frozen bank accounts belonging to Sylvester Mensah, former Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).
BAWUMIA STORMS OBUASI
The running mate of the NPP flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, was greeted by scores of party supporters and sympathisers Wednesday as he visted the gold city of Obuasi to pray with the Muslim community in the municipality.
AK-47 RIFLES CONCEALED IN RICE
The Northern Regional Police Command has confiscated a bag of local rice containing three AK-47 rifles, three magazines and 160 live ammunition at the Samkpala lorry station in Tamale. The bag of rice was bound for Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region.
POWER TARIFFS GO UP 600% IN 10YRS AS THERMAL TAKES CONTROL
The retail price of electricity in Ghana has seen nearly 600 percent increase over the past decade and it is expected to rise further as the country’s energy generation capacity strongly tilts towards thermal power.
FLOODING BRINGS ACCRA TO A STANDSTILL
Hours of torrential rains in Accra yesterday morning, left a lot of vehicles broken down on major roads in parts of the capital city, creating heavy vehicular traffic.
BOG ASSURES SAFETY IN DIGITAL FINANCIAL MARKET
The Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Millison Narh, has said the bank will soon initiate measures and policies that will ensure supervison in the digital finance market which will protect consumers against fraud.
ROT IN FARMS WATERMELON GROWERS COUNT LOSSES
Watermelon, an essential seasonal fruit that adds to the nutritional basket of the country, is in season, but, again, farmers of the crop are lossing out due to the lack of storage facilities and access to ready market.
HABITAT FAIR 2016 ON JUNE 24
The 2016 edition of the MultiTV Habitat Fair is scheduled to take place at the Achimota Retail Centre on Friday, June 24, 2016 and Saturday, June 25, 2016.
TAX ADMINISTRATORS GATHER SYNERGIES ON EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
The Commissioner of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr George Blankson, has cited the exchange of information between tax administrators within the sub-African region as the surest way to unlock the benefits of tax transparency for African countries.
CHEMPHE WELCOMES FIRST BABY
Chemphe has welcomed a new baby into his family. The award-winning Ghanaian R&B singer shared a photo of himself and his first baby, called Courtney, on Tuesday.
FLOODS EXPOSE GOVERNMENT
Traders at the Pedestrian Shopping mall at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra have questioned government’s commitment to ensuring that lives are not lost through floods.
SLY MENSAH FLOORS BNI AS COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF FROZEN ACCOUNTS
The Financial Division of an Accra High Court presided over by Georgina Mensah Datsa has ordered the State to defreeze the bank accounts of the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester Mensah.
INSURANCE FARMERS TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS – MPS
Members of Parliament (MPs) are advocating for an amendment to the Insurance Act of 2006 to accommodate insurance for farmers to help mitigate the effects of climate change.