For all of Wednesday’s trending topics, read the major stories making headlines in the Ghanaian newspapers….
11 NDC MPS MOVE TO AVOID HUMILIATION AT SATURDAY’S PRIMARIES
Many veteran National Democratic Congress Members of Parliament whose seats are being contested by formidable opponents are in a state of unease as the NDC goes to elect the parliamentary candidates for the 2016 general elections.
PHILLIP ADDISON, NII TAWIAH SUE NPP
Two defeated candidates at the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary primaries, Phillip Addison who was the lead counsel for Nana Akufo-Addo during the Supreme Court’s hearing of the landmark 2012 election petition and Nii Adjei Tawiah, a 2012 parliamentary candidate, have filed a fresh suit at the High Court praying it to order a return of the election in the constituency.
AJET FLEES FROM JUSTICE – ANAS
One of the judges caught in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas video tapes allegedly receiving bribes from suspects in exchange for favourable rulings, John Ajet Nassam, appears to have left the shores of the country for good.
MAHAMA UNDER FIRE OVER ATTACKS ON BAWUMIA
President John Mahama’s outburst following a tag of ‘incompetence’ by his critics has attracted the ire of sections of the public who have described the president as a frustrated person.
BROUHAHA OVER ANAS’ VIDEO: JUDGE SUES TIGER EYE; SAYS COMPANY IS ILLEGAL
One of the judges implicated in the judicial scandal has challenged the legality of Tiger Eye PI, the private investigative company that filmed him allegedly taking bribes.
AJET-NASAM NOT MISSING
After weeks of speculation that he was running from the law, one of the High Court judges implicated in the judicial scandal has reported himself to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Polcie Service.
‘PINK SHEET MAN’ ADDISON SUES NPP
Lead counsel for the New Patriotic Party in the 2013 presidential election petition, Phillip Addison, has dragged the party to court, demanding the annulment of the Korle Klottey parliamentary primary results.
CASH RULES NDC RACE: INDUCEMENTS, HUGE BILLBOARDS ALL OVER
The Finder can report that the expectation of the National Democratic Congress widening its Electoral College to reduce or eliminate inducement of delegates with money has woefully failed to achieve the desired results in the party’s strongholds
140,000 PREMATURE BABIES BORN IN GHANA EVERY YEAR
Ghana commemorated World Prematurity Day on Tuesday with the revelation that 140,000 children are born premature in Ghana annually.
GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS CLEAN COAL
The Power Minister, Kwabena Donkor has said the country has said the country is focused on diversifying its sources of power generation in the face of dwindling hydro’s contribution in the energy generation mix, as government is vigorously perusing the introduction of clean coal into the energy mix
TERKPER PLANS $750M EUROBOND NEXT YEAR
Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has hinted that government will next year sell a $750 million Eurobond to finance its budget deficit, as access to non-concessional loans and donor flows begin to dry up.
20MW SOLAR FARM TO BOOST POWER GRID
A 20 megawatt solar PV power generating plant, considered to be West Africa’s largest, has been completed at Onyadze in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region, and is ready to feed into the national grid.