For all of Monday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers….
TOP NDC MPS LOSE SEATS IN PRIMARIES
The torrential wind that has affected the dreams of a number of seasoned sitting legislators of the New Patriotic Party in their last parliamentary primaries was reminiscent in the elections of the parliamentary candidates of the governing National Democratic Congress over the weekend.
AYARIGA TAKES MARTIN AMIDU TO TASK
The presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention, Mr Hassan Ayariga, has taken citizen’s vigilante Martin Amidu who is also a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General to the cleaners over his statement that no Northerner would be voted for as president until 20-30 years.
NDC SHOCKS MAHAMA AS THOUSANDS VOTE AGAINST HIS CANDIDATURE
Thousands of National Democratic Congress supporters voted against President John Mahama as the presidential candidate of the party in 2016 general elections.
GHANA LOSES $520M ANNUALLY TO DEGRADATION OF AGRIC SOILS
Ghana loses at least $520 million annually due to the degradation of agricultural soils, forests and savannah woodlands, coastal fisheries, wildlife resources and Lake Volta’s environment.
NDC BIG GUNS FALL
There were major shocks in last Saturday’s National Democratic Congress primaries that selected the governing party’s parliamentary candidates for the 2016 general elections.
NDC ENDORSES JOHN MAHAMA WITH ‘NO’ VOTES
Delegates of the governing National Democratic Congress on Saturday refused to give President John Mahama a clean slate as some of them voted against him, even though he was contesting unopposed.
GOVERNMENT SLASHES AGRIC BUDGET BY Ȼ40M
Government has cut its 2016 expenditure on the agricultural sector by Ȼ40 million despite growth in the sector stalling to 0.04 percent his year, when government had targeted 3.6 percent growth.
CEDI COULD FACE FIRST HALF BLUES – BANKER
Director of Marketers at the Barclays Bank Ghana, Kobla Nyaletey has predicted that the first half of 2016 may be challenging – mainly due to weak foreign exchange inflows which could trigger a depreciation of the local currency by about 20 percent against the US dollar.