For all of Thursday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers…
MAHAMA CONVOY PELTED WITH STONES
The convoy of President John Dramani Mahama was allegedly stoned by some disgruntled people at Asotwe near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region Tuesday evening.
JJ SHOOTS DOWN NDC PROPAGANDA
The office of former President Jerry John Rawlings has denied claim that he secretly met President Mahama to stretegise about the upcoming general election.
EC FACES SC JUDGES
The Electoral Commission (EC) yesterday filed the list of persons who used the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards as a means of identification to register their names prior to the 2012 elections.
OYE LITHUR ATTACKED AT PAC MEETING
There was drama at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) sitting yesterday when an angry-looking former director of the department of children at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection barged into the conference room where the sitting was taking place to accuse the Minister, Nana Oye Lithur, of arbitrarily interdicting her and putting someone else in her place.
CORRUPTION AND DUMSOR ARE MAHAMA’S LEGACY – NANA ADDO
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said when Ghana’s history in the Fourth Republic is being written, President John Mahama will only be remembered for corruption, a broken economy and dumsor.
BLOWS AT ASSEMBLY MEETING MCE, MCD HIRE THUGS TO BEAT ASSEMBLY MEMBERS IN WENCHI
Credible infomation reaching Today indicates that the office of the Wenchi Municipal Assembly (WMA) in the Brong Ahafo Region was virtually turned into a boxing ring on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
CHIEF ACCUSES LANDS COMMISSION OF SELLING COMMUNITY LANDS
Chief of Abehenase, a fast growing community in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, Oblempong Nii Kotey Susubiribi Onyaa I, and his elders have accused Lands Commission of selling lands that have been bequeathed to them by their forefathers.
EC MEETS SC 6-DAY DEADLINE
Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana yesterday presented to Ghana’s apex court, the Supreme Court, the list of voters who registered with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards during the 2012 registration period.
INCREASE IN MARKET LIQUIDITY AMIDST RISING RISK LEVELS
The broader market returns inched up on previous level as trading activity in terms of volumes and values on the bourse shored up. The Composite Index (CI) and the Financial Stock Index (FSI) increased by 14.92 pts and 9.83 pts respectively.
IFS VINDICATED AS IMF SLASHES UNREALISTIC TARGETS DURING SECOND REVIEW OF GHANA’S ECF-SUPPORTED PROGRAM
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), a renowned economic think-tank has conducted an extensive evaluation of the Second Review of Ghana’s Extended Credit Facility-Supported Program by the Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Second Review by the IMF was conducted in January 2016.
200 BUILDINGS DEMOLISHED
Land developers at Abbeyman in the Amasaman Municipality of the Greater Accra Region could not hold their tears on Saturday June 25, when some armed men stormed a 100 acre land at Abbeyman and pulled down over 200 buildings and fence walls.
DUNCAN WILLIAMS LEADS GHANA TO PRAY FOR PEACE TOMORROW
The National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches (NACCC) will tomorrow, July 1, 2016 hold its second National Day of Prayer across all the 10 regions aimed at offering prayer for the prosperity of the country ahead of the general election.
MAMPONG-AKWAPIM CHIEFS THREATEN DEMO OVER DYING TETTEH QUARSHIE HOSPITAL
The chiefs of Mampong-Akwapim in the Eastern Region are threatening to stage a demonstration over the gradual collapse of the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital.
AKUFO ADDO: CORRUPTION, BROKEN ECONOMY, DUMSOR ARE MAHAMA’S LEGACY
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, says President John Dramani Mahama will best be remembered for dumsor and corruption, unlike his predecessors, former Presidents Kufuor and Rawlings who introduced pragmatic policies for the benefit of all Ghanaians.
‘IMPOSING KILLER TAXES IS LAZY WAY TO GENERATE REVENUE’
The 2016 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, has criticized the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress government for imposing harsh taxes on Ghanaians, describing the development as a lazy way to generate revenue.
KUFUOR CHALLENGES AFRICAN LEADERS TO HARNES POTENTIALS TO END POVERTY
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has challenged leaders in the African continent to harness potentials that exist in the region to end abject poverty and insecurity that have plagued most households.
AYIKOI OTOO: ATUGUBA’S PARTISAN TAG ON SUPREME COURT JUDGES BASELESS
Former Attorney General and private legal practitioner, Joseph Nii Ayikoi Otoo, has argued that claim that justices of Ghana’s Supreme Court in some instances vote on partisan lines is baseless.