For all of Tuesday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers….
GNPC BLOWS Ȼ5M ON TSATSU, OTHERS
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation has confirmed dolling out huge sums of money as ex-gratia to former management staff, some of whose appointments were terminated 15 years ago.
MAHAMA GOVERNMENT TOO CORRUPT – KONADU
Former first lady and founder of the National Democratic Party, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, has once again lambasted the National Democratic Congress government, describing it as corrupt.
NANA OUTDOORS CAMPAIGN TEAM IN SUNYANI
The 2016 presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says his campaign team for the 2016 general elections on December 19, 2015 at the party’s Annual Delegates’ Conference schedules to take place in Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo regional capital
NIGERIAN STUDENT SPRAYED WITH ACID FOR REFUSING TO ENGAGE IN DRUG TRADE
A Nigerian nursing student in Ghana is fighting for her life at the 37 Military Hospital after a friend she was living with allegedly poured acid on her at Auntie Aku, near Santa Maria in Accra.
FRESH VIOLENCE IN CLAIMS 3 LIVES
Three persons have been killed at Bunpurugu in the Northern Region following renewed clashes that erupted in the town over the weekend.
DON’T GAG GHANAIANS OVER PRESIDENT’S COMPETENCY – NANA KONADU
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Party, Nana Konadu-Agyemang Rawlings, has indicated that every Ghanaian has the right to assess the competence level of the presidency.
RELEASE ELECTION TIMETABLE – CODEO TELLS ELECTORAL COMMISSION
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has charged the Electoral Commission to make its timelines for preparation before, during and after the 2016 elections public as soon as possible.
LIFT BAN ON RECRUITMENT – UTAG
The University Teachers’ Association (UTAG) is calling on government to immediately lift the ban on recruitment and replacement of academic staff in the universities.
24 HR DUMSOR ‘KILLING’ SMES
Small and medium business owners who use electricity for their operations are beginning to feel the impact of the intensified 24-hour load shedding that commenced last week.
FOOD SHORTAGE LOOMS AS GOVERNMENT CUTS AGRIC BUDGET
The Agricultural sector is set to face a major decline in productivity that may result in low output due to a massive cut in funds to stakeholders in the sector.
INVESTORS EDGY ECONOMY’S PROSPECTS
Investors are caution about the prospects of the economy as yields on short-term Treasury bills continue to plummet whereas those on the recent five-year bond issued last week rose from 21 to 24 percent as compared with a similar issue in March.
POWER SHIP TO GUZZLE 35,000 TONNES OF FUEL MONTHLY
The 225 megawatts Karpowership will consume an estimated 30,000 tonnes of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) per month, which translates into close to $9 million per October HFO (Rotterdam) price of $254 per tonne
PARLIAMENT TO SCRUTINIZE GOVERNMENT SPENDING
The chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament, James Avedzie, says the legislature will leave nothing to chance in ensuring that government does not spend outside the approved budget allocations for next year.