For all of Thursday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers….
KPONE THERMAL PLANT READY: TO START POWER SUPPLY IN 2 WEEKS
Engineers at the Kpone Thermal Plant Project are carrying out functionality tests on the combine turbine to get ready to be fired within the next two weeks.
NIGERIAN POSES AS COP TO DEFRAUD
A Nigerian who allegedly posed as a police officer and defrauded a scrap dealer in Accra, has been arrested by the police.
GOVERNMENT COMPENSATES FARMERS FOR BIRD FLU
Government has paid a Ȼ1.1 million compensation to 25 poultry farmers whose farms were affected by an outbreak of bird flu this year.
AFOKO THROWN OUT IN NPP CASE
An Accra High Court presided over by Justice Arkraah Boafo, on Wednesday dismissed a case brought by Oppong Kyekyeku, a member of the New Patriotic Party challenging the legality of the processes leading to the suspension of the party’s embattled National Chairman, Paul Afoko.
CHRAJ BOSS FIRED
The Chairperson of the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Lauretta Vivian Lamptey, has been sacked following a report indicting her.
UNDP INDICTS STL OVER VOTERS REGISTER
A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-funded report has indicted the Electoral Commission (EC) and Superlock Technology Ltd (STL) over the handling of the biometric voter register (BVR).
MORE GAS TO FLOW FROM NIGERIA
Cabinet approved a request by the Ministry of Power to sign a Nigerian company for the supply of additional gas to complement gas supply from Nigeria Gas (N-Gas) and Ghana Gas to generate electrical power.
5 CPP MEMBERS SUE GOVERNMENT OVER ECG’S PRIVATISATION
Five members of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) are legally challenging the moves by the government to partially privatise the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG)
PARENTS BESIEGE WESLEY GIRLS
Scores of students who have been offered placement at the Wesley Girls’ High School (WGHS) in Cape Coast by the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) have been denied admission because of lack of accommodation facilities.
BANKS REEL UNDER ECONOMIC MESS
Banks are feeling the pinch of the challenges in the Ghanaian economy and recording mixed results, according to their third quarter unaudited financial statements.
CORRUPTION WORSENS COST FOR NEW BUSINESSES
The increasing cost of starting a business in Ghana remains a headache for many entrepreneurs and is compelling such businesses to look elsewhere in the sub-region for a friendlier operating environment.
NDUOM REAFFIRMS CASE FOR MMDCES TO BE ELECTED
The 2012 presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa KWesi Nduom has dispelled the notion that holding onto the local government brings political advantage to the incumbent government.
COURT STOPS NDC PRIMARIES IN NORTH TONGU
An Accra High Court has granted an interlocutory injunction on the North Tongu Constituency of the National Democratic Congress in the Volta Region, restraining the party from holding its parliamentary primaries in the constituency slated for Saturday November 21, 2015.