For all the news you should know this Monday morning | Read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers….
DISTRICT-LEVEL ELECTIONS TOMORROW
Tomorrow, Ghanaians will go to the to elect assembly members for the various metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) across the country.
WE WANT TO PRINT MAJORITY OF TEXTBOOKS – LOCAL PRINTERS APPEAL TO GOVERNMENT
Local printers have challenged the government to give practical meaning to its promise of building the capacity of local industries by offering them the job to locally print textbooks and exercise books.
INADEQUATE BUDGETARY SUPPORT HAMPERS WORK OF CHRAJ
Employees of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) have had to contribute to help the commission operate for the most part of the year.
2 COPS KILLED IN GORY CRASH
Two police officers, of them a woman and the other the driver, lost their lives in a vehicular accident on the Winneba – Accra road on Saturday.
KNUST ISIS RECRUIT IS BOMB MAKER
It has emerged that one of the Muslim youth that allegedly joined the swelling ranks of the dreaded Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is capable of manufacturing bombs.
NDC REJECTS EZENATOR
Executives of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Klottey Korle constituency in Accra have said they are not sure of the commitment of parliamentary aspirant, Dr Ezenator Rawlings, daughter of the party’s founder, Jerry John Rawlings.
SCRAP 1% LEVY – BUSINESSES DEMAND AS CUSTOMS TAKE OVER FROM DICS
As the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) resumes classification and valuation of imports tomorrow, the Joint Private Sector Businesses Consultative Forum has called on government to scrap the 1percent levy of Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) value of Destination Inspection Companies (DICs)
METRO MASS STAFF PRAISE EX-MD
Both the junior and senior workers union of Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL) has commended Noble John Appiah, the immediate-past Managing Director of the company, for the concrete measures he instituted to transform the company and position it on the path of profit-making.
US INVESTORS STORM GHANA IN SEPTEMBER
The United States Government would in September this year lead the largest ever business trade mission to Ghana and seven other sub-Saharan African countries to look for investment opportunities.
ILLEGAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN TROUBLE
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) is set to introduce a new Deposit Protection Scheme to enhance its regulatory powers in dealing with illegal and unlawful deposit taking institutions.
700 JOBS LOST IN GOLD PRICE FALL
More than 8,700 workers in the local mining industry lost their jobs last year as volatility of gold price on the world market took a toll on the gold sector, data from the Chamber of Mines has revealed.
BANKS MUST LEARN TO UNDERSTAND SMES
Chief Executive Officer of UT Bank, Prince Kofi Amoabeng believes the surest way for banks to attract and retain investments from the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the private sector is by moving away from their sedentary office approach and touching base with them.
STAFF OF DICS PETITION GOVERNMENT OVER JOBS
Workers of the five Destination Inspection Companies whose jobs are on the line, following Ghana Revenue Authority’s (Customs Division) readiness to take over the classification and valuation process at the country’s ports, have petitioned government to absorb them into the new revenue generation stream.