For all of Tuesday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers…
NATIONAL ID HOLDS THE KEY – SUPREME COURT, NDPC AFFIRM
The need for a credible and reliable multipurpose national identification system comprising the relevant data and communication infrastructure that would answer to most of our national needs, whether for electoral, planning or developmental or other purposes, is greater than before.
NPP HEAVY WEIGHTS STORM AXIM
Leading members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) yesterday stormed Axim, the capital of Nzema East Municipality in the Western Region to launch the party’s campaign.
ADWOA SAFO TO SHAKE DOME/KWABENYA
Sarah Adwoa Safo, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for the Dome/Kwabenya Constituency, will tomorrow kick start an aggressive campaign for change in her constituency, to showcase the message of hope that the party is bringing to bear on the hearts and mind of Ghanaians.
VRA OWES GHANA GAS OVER $350M
Dr George Adjah-Sipa Yankey, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC), says the Volta River Authority is indebted to the Gas Company to the tune of over $350 million for the supply of lean gas for power generation.
SACK KOJO BONSU
The Kumasi Traditional Council (KTC) has asked President John Mahama to sack Kumasi Metropolitan Authority (KMA) Chief Executive, Kojo Bonsu, accusing him of showing gross disrespect to them.
29 PROSTITUTES NABBED IN ACTION
Twenty-nine suspected prostitutes, including four males believed to be their clients, have been arrested by the police in a swoop conducted last Saturday dawn at Taifa, Kwabenya and its environs, all suburbs of Accra.
JB KILLERSS FIGHT OVER AGE
Defence lawyer in the trial of the two persons over the death of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, is battling the prosecution for a copy of the medical report regarding the age of his client.
NDC BOYS DRAGGED TO COURT
Salifu Maase, popularly known as Mugabe, of Muntie FM fame has been dragged to the Supreme Court for contempt of court.
EC HOT OVER NHIS REGISTER
Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the suit brought against the Electoral Commission (EC) headed by Charlotte Osei have filed a motion in opposition to the 56, 000 names of persons who used the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards as a means of identification to register prior to the 2012 elections.
BOON TO POWER CONSUMERS AS GOVT PROVIDES GHC$300M SUBSIDIES
Following massive public outcry against high electricity tariffs, the government, after extensive consultation with all stakeholders in the power sector, has provided some reliefs by way of subsidies to all customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
EFFUTU MUNICIPALITY STEPS UP EFFORTS TO ADDRESS TEENAGE PREGNANCY
The Effutu Municipal Education Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has stepped up efforts to tackle what it describes as the increasing cases of teenage pregnancy among school children in the municipality, since 2010.
PARLIAMENT MAY SIT MONDAYS, SATURDAYS
The Chairman of the Subsidiary Legislation Committee of Parliament, Mr O.B. Amoah, says Parliament may have to sit on Mondays and Saturdays to ensure that the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2016 matures to pave the way for the conduct of the general election in November this year, instead of December.
GOVT, JUDICIAL COUNCIL, JUDGES CONDEMN TWO RADIO PANELLIST
The government, the Judicial Council and the Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana (AMJG) have condemned utterances by two political commentators who threatened judges of the superior courts with death.
USE PANELISTS WHO THREATENED JUDGES AS SCAPEGOATS – GJA
The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has called on the National Media Commission and the National Communication Authority to investigate the alleged threat against judges by panelists of a discussion program on Montie FM, an Accra-based radio station.
WOMEN ATTACK AKUFO-ADDO OVER KEN AGYEPONG’S SEX-FOR-JOB COMMENT
A pressure group in the Eastern Region, Concerned Women of Eastern Region, has described as shocking, the silence of the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Akufo-Addo over Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Agyepong’s sex-for-job comment against the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Charlotte Osei.
NPP ACTIVIST THROWS MUD AT PARTY
A youth activist of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Charles McCarthy has described the internal squabbles in the NPP as “self-inflicted” and blamed such happenings on the “poor leadership” being exhibited by the leadership of the party.
ASUOGYAMAN UNDER SIEGE – DCE
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asuogyaman in the Eastern Region has said the parliamentary seat currently occupied by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is under “siege” and will soon be snatched by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).