For all the news you should know this Wednesday morning | Read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers….
NANA PICKS NPP CAMPAIGN MANAGER
Barring any last minute u-turn, and all things being equal, the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, will name his campaign manager for the 2016 general elections next week.
GOVERNMENT STOPS WORKERS PAY
Government has initiated moves to stop the salaries of workers who are currently on strike, including medical doctors.
SPIO GASPS FOR AIR
From all indications, Trade Minister Ekwow Spio-Grabrah is struggling to save his position, following claims that he is bracing up to contest President John Mahama for the flagbeareship of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
AFOKO EXPOSED OVER ACID ATTACK
Forensic report from the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) indicated that the burns on the base of the trousers of Gregory Afoko – one of the two persons beings held by the police over the murder of the New Patriotic Party’s Upper East Regional Chairman Adams Mahama – was consistent with acid burns.
ATTA MILLS TO RUN IN NDC PRIMARY
Posters of Samuel Atta Mills’ parliamentary campaign are flooding the Central Region as the junior brother of the late president John Evans Atta Mills gears up to contest the NDC primaries in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem constituency.
GOVERNMENT WARNS HOMOWO TROUBLE MAKERS
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, has warned chieftaincy litigants not to instigate any trouble during this year’s Homowo festival since the Regional Security Council is prepared to maintain law and order in the metropolis.
$175M PALM OIL IMPORTED IN 2014 AS 1YR PLAN TO ACHIEVE IMPORT PARITY ABANDONED
Ghana last year imported 250,000 metric tonnes of palm oil from South East Asia at a cost of over 175 million dollars.
WE ARE DETERMINED TO PRESS HOME OUR DEMANDS – GMA
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA), which is has accused government of propaganda and lies in the ongoing rift, has said its National Executive Council, being mindful of the various developments, including appeals by various groups in the country, will hold an extraordinary General Assembly meeting on Friday to review the situation.
BOG ADJUSTS MONETARY POLICY RATE AT 24%
The Bank of Ghana has positioned its Monetary Policy Rate at 24 percent following the merger of its two key monetary policy instruments in controlling the country’s inflation and money supply.
REAL WORKERS’ TEST FOR MAHAMA IN 2016
Government’s resolve to negotiate agitated public sector workers’ wages within budgetary constraints will receive a proper test in 2016 when the country begins its journey to the crucial polls.