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DEMOLITION EXERCISE TURNS BLOODY AT MILLENNIUM CITY NEAR KASOA
A demolition exercise at the Millennium City, near Kasoa in the Central Region, yesterday turned bloody when one person was reportedly killed, while two others sustained injuries.
PRESIDENT PICKS NOMINATION FORMS
The President John Mahama is not worried about any healthy internal competition in the party that will lead to presidential election.
GOVERNMENT TAKES STEPS TO CONTROL EXPENDITURE – TERKPER
The Finance Ministry is taking urgent steps to control spending in order to ensure that the continued fall in crude oil prices does not detail the achievement of the country’s fiscal deficit target for the year.
NDC SACKS OFFICERS OVER MAHAMA CHALLENGER
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Thursday fired the accountant who released presidential nomination forms to George Boateng, the man who has vowed to unseat President John Mahama at the party’s presidential primary.
NANA STORMS VOLTA MEETS AWOMEFIA
Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Thursday made a triumphant entry into the Volta region, the stronghold of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
3 SHS STUDENTS NABBED FOR MURDER
Three senior high students are in the custody of the Kaneshie District Police for allegedly stabbing a trader to death.
MAHAMA BATTLE READY FOR 2016
Hundreds of sympathizers of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) trooped to the party’s headquarters Thursday to give their moral supports to President John Mahama to pick his presidential nomination forms.
NDC PREDICTS LANDSLIDE VICTORY
Leading members of the National Democratic Congress are predicting a landslide victory for President John Mahama in the December 2016 presidential poll.
GNPC GUARANTEES FIRST POWER SHIP
Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Alex Mould has debunked allegations that the power barges expected from Turkey may not come because guarantees have not been provided for them; saying the first one, which is expected in October, has been guaranteed and that a bank is being spoken to on the second one.
MINERS TO CUT SPENDING BY $1.7B
Mining companies in the country could cut spending by $1.7 billion in the nest seven years should the price of gold continue to remain low on the world market, a report commissioned by the Ghana Chamber of Mines has indicated.
COCOA READY TO SIGN $1.8B SYNDICATED LOAN
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says it is ready to sign a $1.8 million syndicated loan from a consortium of banks on the world financial market, to enable it procure about 850,000 tonnes of cocoa beans for the 2015/2016 season.