For all of Tuesday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers….
WE NEED A NEW CONSTITUTION – NANA AKUOKO SARPONG
The Omanhene of the Agogo Traditional Area, Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong, has called for a new constitution that will reflect the realities of the Ghanaian system.
I AM NOT NDC – ASANTEHENE
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has dismissed rumours that he is a member of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), saying he is a Ghanaian and a father figure of his kinsmen.
CONSULTANT SUES KEMPINSKI
An Accra-based business development consultant has sued GCC Resorts Limited, owners of Kempinski Hotel, for what he says is unlawful termination of his appointment as a director of the company.
GNPC BOWS ₵5M ON RENT
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has defied the order given by Parliament and gone ahead to rent an office space costing a whopping ₵million for just a year.
APAU REWARDED FOR NANA JOB – NPP
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has made a sensational claim that Judgement Debt Sole-Commissioner, Justice Yaw Apau, was appointed to the Supreme Court by President John Mahama because of the ‘hatchet’ job he did for the government on its (NPP’s) presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
WE GOOFED: ISD ACCEPTS BLAME FOR ERRORS
The Information Services Department (ISD) says it has accepted responsibility for the error-laden brochure used for the 59th Independence Day parade in Accra last Sunday, March 6, which depicted the Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, as President of Ghana.
EX-DCE, 4 OTHERS HOT OVER ALLEGED PROCUREMENT FRAUD
Three staff of the Wassa Amenfi East District Assembly in the Western Region have been interdicted on alleged procurement fraud in the award of several contracts running into millions of cedis.
NATIONAL SINGLE WINDOW TO SAVE ECONOMY $200M
The full implementation of the Ghana National Single Window Project, an important drier for the simplification, harmonization and automation of trade processes is expected to save the economy $200 million annually.
KORLE BU EYE DEPARTMENT TO CLOSE DOWN FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKS
From Wednesday, March 9, the Eye Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital will be closed for additional construction works.
OVER $6M GHANA GOLD STOLEN
Available information from Indian government agency, Zauba Technologies & Data Services showed that between January 2014 and January 2016, a total of 101,179 kilogramme of gold valued at $3,607.415,756.36 was shipped out of Ghana without going through the necessary processed, a situation that ripped off the state an amount of $6,367,088.81 in revenue in terms of royalty .
$100,000 FREE CASH FOR ENTREPRENEURS
The sixth Anzisha Prize application phase is now open, and the search is on to find Africa’s Youngest most innovative social and business entrepreneurs under the age of 22 to compete for $100,000.