For all of Monday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers…
NURSING: A CRIME? – WHY HAS GOVT TURNED BLIND EYE TO PLIGHT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSES?
Thousands of children in rural Ghana under the age of five years risk dying of the six childhood killer diseases as the over 13, 000 Community Health Nurses who administer these vaccines are on an indefinite strike which government has turned a blind eye to.
GWCL INTRODUCES NEW BILLING AND PAYMENT SYSTEM
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has commenced the piloting of a new billing and payment system within the Tema Region.
TEACHER TRAINEES UNHAPPY WITH PAYMENT OF UTILITY BILLS
The leadership of Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) has registered its discontent with regard to principals who consistently extort monies from teacher trainees in the name of utility tariffs.
CONTROVERSY OVER KOMENDA SUGAR FACTORY
The $35m Komenda Sugar Factory will be shutdown after six months in operation. The projected price offer by government for the purchase of sugar cane from farmers to feed the just inaugurated Komenda Sugar Manufacturing Factory poses a great risk to making the facility a viable entity if immediate measures are not put in place to ensure constant supply of raw material (sugar cane) to feed the factory.
2, 487 JOBS CREATED IN FIRST QUARTER – GIPC
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has attracted 39 newly registered investment projects into the country at an estimated value of $249.49 million between January to March representing the first quarter of 2016. The 2016 first quarter investments are expected to create a total of 2, 487 jobs.
GOV’T SECURES $2BN TO BUY COCOA BEANS
The Ghanaian parliament has approved a $2 billion loan facility for the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) to finance cocoa beans purchases for the 2016/17 crop season, amidst protest against previous expenditure patterns.
NDC IS CONFUSED – READY TO TAX AIR
New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has observed that the way the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government is handling affairs of the state points to the fact that it (government) is confused.
GOVT WILL SOON IMPOSE TAX ON AIR – BAWUMIA
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Patry (NPP), has once again lambasted the Mahama administration over the rampant imposition of taxes on Ghanaians.
11 KILLED AT NKWAKAW
Reports reaching Daily Guide indicate that 11 persons died and about 47 others were injured in an accident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Abepotia near Nkwakwa in the Kwahu West municipality of the Eastern Region.
2 GES OFFICIALS BUSTED – FOR ILLEGALLY RECRUITING 100 TEACHERS
The ongoing verification and validation exercise for staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has led to the arrest of a headmaster and an official of the GES at New Edubiase in the Adansi South District in the Ashanti Region.
GOVT TO BATTLE ANGLOGOLD AT ARBITRATION
Ghana is ready for a legal tussle with AngloGold Ashanti, a gold mining company, as the state has appointed an international law firm to represent it at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, DC, USA.
MAMPONG FIRE VICTIMS TO BE BURIED TODAY
Six family members that perished in a fire outbreak at Worakese in Asante Mampong in the Ashanti Region last Friday will be laid to rest today.