For all the things you ought to know this Tuesday morning | Read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers….
PREMIER INDUSTRIAL ENCLAVE COLLAPSE
About three decades ago, majority of young people, whether skilled of unskilled, turned to the North Industrial Area in Accra for jobs. The first Republic designed the area an industrial enclave to lead in Ghana’s import substitution policy.
COMPILE NEW VOTERS REGISTER
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has reiterated its request for a new voters register for the 2016 elections.
LET’S ENGAGE MORE ON TV LICENCE FEES – WEREKO-BROBBY
Four speakers at a media session on the TV licence fees at the corporate headquarters of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) in Accra, yesterday reached a consensus on the need for increased funding for public service broadcasting.
MAN WITH GUN IN PRESIDENT’S CHURCH COURT TODAY
The 36-year-old man who was arrested for wielding a loaded and cocked pistol in a church building will be put before court today.
FOREIGNERS SHUN GHANA: ARRIVALS DROP BY 48,449 IN 2014
Ghana recorded about 10% drop in the number of foreign nationals that visited the country in 2014, compared to the number in 2013, as a result of the Ebola scare and the rolling power cuts, popularly called dumsor.
FISH FARMING IN LIMBO
With five months left to enter 2016, government’s ambitious plan to boost fish production from 10,200 tonnes in 2010 to 100,000 tonnes in 2016 is far from being achieved.
CONTRACTOR ABANDONS SHS PROJECT
A contractor building the Banda Community Day Senior High School in the Banda District of the Brong Ahafo Region has abandoned the project after receiving an amount of Ȼ100,000 as initial payment.
GOVERNMENT TO PAY JUNIOR DOCTORS WEDNESDAY
Agitated medical workers threatening to abandon work over unpaid salaries will receive their salaries by tomorrow (Wednesday July 29, 2015).
PPP HEARS SUPREME COURT REASONS TODAY
The Supreme Court is expected today to give reasons for dismissing the suit brought by the Progressive People’s Party (PP) against the government over the implementation of the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE).
NURSES’ NEGLIGENCE CAUSE DEATHS AT AMASAMAN GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL
Nurses at the Amasaman Government Hospital in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region have been accused of negligence and dereliction of duty leading to the death of two persons who were taken to the facility for medical care.
ACCOUNTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT ACCUSED OVER GHOST NAMES
A policy think-tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), has accused staff of the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) of stifling the country’s efforts to rid the payroll of ‘ghost’ names.
WORLD BANK INSURES EUROBOND AGAINST RISK DEFAULT
Government has secured a $400 million partial risk guarantee from the World Bank against its highly anticipated $1.5 billion Eurobond floatation.
GOVERNMENT BOWS TO DOCTORS’ PRESSURE
Striking doctors who besieged offices of the Controller and Accountant General’s Department over their unpaid 11 months salaries have been directed to return to the wards, with the promise that monies owed them will be paid in full tomorrow (Wednesday July 29, 2015).
GOIL MUST HELP BEAT DOWN PRICES – ACEP
GOIL must use its privileged position as both a Bulk Oil Distribution Company (BDC) and an Oil Marketing Company (OMC) to help beat down prices of petroleum products, Executive Director of the African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) Dr Mohammed Amin Adam has said.
BANKS INCREASE LOANS TO ‘TROTRO’ DRIVERS
Financial institutions in the country have increased loans advanced to commercial drivers, as they seek to divert their portfolio and maximize returns.