For all of Tuesday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers…
NO END TO DUMSOR VRA’S CONTINGENCY ANALYSIS REVEALS
Electricity supply bottlenecks are expected to persist throughout 2016 despite government’s steps to resolve the power crisis.
GHC400BN LOOT: OCCUPYGHANA DRAGS AUDITOR-GENERAL TO COURT
OccupyGhana has filed a suit at the Supreme Court seeking a declaration that the Auditor-General’s omission, failure, refusal or neglect to issue any Disallowances and Surcharges to recover huge sums of money for the state violates the Constitution.
EC GETTING FUNDAMENTALS WRONG – GBA
The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to execute its constitutional mandate with integrity for a transparent, credible and more acceptable polls on November 7.
GHANA LOSES $400M TO POST-HARVEST LOSSES
Ghana loses $400 million annually through post-harvest losses. Ironically, Ghana’s food import bill hit $1.5 billion in 2015.
MAHAMA 200 DAY SCHOOLS IN LIMBO
It is turning out that the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government’s promise to complete 200 day senior high schools cannot be fulfilled before the general election in November.
MINISTER GRILLED OVER GYEEDA CASH
A deputy minister of finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, was yesterday grilled by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament over the bloated budget of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) from Ghc20 million to Ghc199.3 million in 2012, which the minstry endorsed and provided funds for.
ECOBANK MANAGER KILLERS NABBED
The Kasoa Divisional Police Command in the Central Region has finally apprehended two suspected armed robbers who allegedly shot and killed the operations manager of Ecobank, Seth Akyea.
MILITARY PROBE ARMY CHIEF
A vehicle donation made to the Army for operational purposes has landed the Chief of Staff at the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces, Brigadier General Sampson Adeti, in trouble.
GYEEDA OVERSHOT BUDGET IN 2012 BUT DEPUTY MINISTER SAYS WAS DONE TO AVOID JUDGMENT DEBT
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament yesterday criticised the Ministry of Finance for releasing GHc199 million to the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) in 2012.
BLACKOUT NOT RETURN TO DUMSOR – JINAPOR
The deputy Minister of Power, Mr John Jinapor, has allayed the fears among power consumers that the recent power outages are a sign for load shedding, otherwise known as ‘dumsor’.
MASTERMINDS OF ECOBANK MANAGER’S MURDUR ARRESTED
Two persons suspected to be the masterminds of the murdur of the Operations Manager of the Cantonments branch of Ecobank Ghana, Seth Kweku Akyea, during a robbery attack at his residence at Kasoa in 2015 have been arrested.
AFRICAN SUMMIT TO HONOUR KUFUOR, OTHERS
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor and other eminent personalities will be honoured at the African Summit for their contribution to the continent’s development.
BANKS FACE WORSENING FORTUNES – MOODY’S WARNS
Credit ratings agency Moody’s has warned that the fortunes of Ghanaian banks could further decline on the back of increasing non-performing loans, which have already reached a 6-year high.
50% OF COCOBOD PROPERTIES UNREGISTERED
Less than 50 percent of Ghana Cocoa Board’s properties nationwide are covered by proper land documentation, the director of Estates at COCOBOD Alex Asiedu has confirmed.
CAN NEW BOG RULES HALT SPECULATORS?
All things being equal, currency speculators will no longer be the determinants of the cedi’s fate as the new Bank of Ghana (BoG) forex guidelines take effect next week.
REVIEW LABOUR LAW TO SUPPORT PORT PRODUCTIVITY – MDU BOSS
The re-elected General Secretary of the Maritime and Dockworkers Union (MDU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Daniel Owusu-Koranteng, has emphasised the need for a review of the current Labour Law to address gaps and weaknesses as regarding protection of the vulnerable Ghanaian worker.