For all of Wednesday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers….
I WENT TO STEAL NOT KILL – MP’S ASSAILANT; ONE WEEK OBSERVED AT TAFO
Akyem Old Tafo in the East Akyem municipality in the Eastern Region was thrown into a state of mourning yesterday when both the young and the old besieged the town to mourn the traumatic death of the MP for the area, JB Danquah Adu.
MINORITY UNHAPPY WITH PREZ, SPEAKER
The Minority in Parliament says the conduct of the Presiden, Mr John Dramani Mahama, in bringing the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees into the country with parliamentary approval constitutes a breach of the 1992 Constitution which he has sworn to uphold.
4 ARRESTED FOR ROBBING BANKS IN ACCRA
Four persons accused of specializing in breaking into banks and other financial institutions in some parts of Accra were yesterday remanded in police custody by the Accra Circuit Court.
I STABBED MP 3 TIMES SAYS JB’S KILLER
The 19-year-old school dropout accused of stabbing to death Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the NPP MP for Abuakwa North Constituency of the Eastern Region, has said he stabbed the lawmaker three times.
EC BOSS HOT OVER NDC APPOINTEES
Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei has come under heavy attack following her appointment of known members of the ruling NDC to serve on the newly constituted steering committee for the November 7 general election.
IMANI PUNCHES NCA AGAIN
Policy analysis think tank IMANI Ghana says it has identified what it called ‘key discrepancies’ in the evaluation report released by the National Communication Authority (NCA) as the authentic document in the never-ending Afriwave contract saga.
ESSENTIAL DRUGS IN SHORT SUPPLY; 50% SHORTAGE REPORTED NATIONWIDE
Patients who will be rushed to public hospitals during emergencies risk losing their lives due to shortage of a large number of essential medicines (traceable medicines) nationwide.
I ERRED IN KILLING MP – SUSPECT
19-year-old school dropout, who is being held for the death of Mr Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, MP for Abuakwa North, has said he erred in killing the legislator.
NANA ADDO PROMISES FISHERMEN; SAYS NPP WILL GRANTEM THEM AUTONOMY IN DISTRIBUTION OF PREMIX
The flagbearer of the largest opposition NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has declared that a government under his leadership will grant autonomy to fishermen for the management and distribution of premix fuel in the country.
KIA AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES TO BE DISRUPTED?
The Finder can confirm that the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has held a meeting yesterday to resolve the possible disruption of air traffic services to the Kotoka International Airport, beginning this Friday.
OIL REVENUE DIPS DESPITE TARGET CUT
Petroleum revenue to state coffers last year still fell by almost GHC400million despite the cut in government’s expectation by about two-thirds.
SHOULD GHANA CLOSE-UP TO MAKE NIGERIA OPEN-UP?
Some industrialists, particularly those badly hit by Nigeria’s trade restrictions, seem to think so; they think that since diplomacy has failed, Ghana must come up with its own ‘prohibition list’ and refuse goods entry – giving the excuse that it targets no country in particular.
AIRSPACE DISPUTE RESOLVED
Ghana and its eastern neigbours, Togo and Benin, have amicably resolved their differences over control of the Accra Flight Information Region (FIR).
‘I SET OUT TO STEAL AND NOT TO KILL’ – MP’S KILLER TELLS COURT
An Accra Magistrate Court presided over by His Lordship Mr Stephen Owusu has remanded Daniel Asiedu, the suspected man accused of murdering MP for Abuakwa North, JB Danquah Adu.
CABINET APPROVED AFRIWAVE TELECOM CONTRACT IN 2014 – GOV’T SOURCES
Reliable information available to The General Telegraph indicates that Cabinet has given approval for the award of the Interconect Clearing House contract to any telecom company since August 2014.