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GOVERNMENT ISSUES Ȼ440M BOND TO REDUCE RISING DEBTS

The government has issued a Ȼ440 million five-year domestic bond in a fresh bid to use longer term maturities to restructure its rising debt and finance some infrastructure projects.

BAWUMIA’S VIEW ON STATISTICS MISLEADING

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has stated that it was misleading for the running mate of the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for election 2016 to use the comparison of food prices and inflation rates quoted by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and the GSS in 2012 to dent the credibility of the service.

WOMAN, 31, ARRESTED FOR DUPING BANKS

A 31-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly defrauding some banking institutions and car rental companies across the country of thousands of Ghana cedis.

ELECTRICITY, WATER TARIFFS UP

Electricity and water tariffs will go up by 2.63 percent and 1.06 percent, respectively, with effect from April 1, 2015, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has announced.

BAWUMIA LEADS DEMO

New Patriotic Party vice presidential candidate for 2016 election, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, led a massive five-hour demonstration in the Upper East Regional capital, Bolgatanga, yesterday, attracting thousands of demonstrators.

AFDB MEMO CONFIRMS GHANA SUSPENSION

An internal memo from the African Development Bank (AfDB) has confirmed revelations by the vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to the effect that Ghana was indeed sanctioned by the bank.

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CHURCH ELDER KILLS WIFE

The Kasoa District Police Commander in the Central Region is on the heels of a 40-year-old Elder of the Christian Assembly Church, Maxwell Opoku, for allegedly killing his wife, who was six months pregnant.

CONFUSION OVER $29M KUMASI AIRPORT PROJECT

There was a real tug of war between the minority New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the majority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament yesterday over the breakdown of $29 million, being the amount purportedly spent on the rehabilitation of the Kumasi Airport by the NDC government.

CHRISTIANITY UNDER THREAT?

Christianity around the world has faced one threat of the other to its existence. These threats have either come from external forces or those from within.

PORTIA, FIRST FEMALE SRC PRESIDENT OF ACCRA POLY

Determined to be an inspiration to her fellow ladies and students at Accra Polytechnic, Portia Kwarteng defied all odds and has made history as the first female Student Representative Council (SRC) President of the school.

CHOLERA RESURGENCE IMMINENT

It will not be long before the city of Accra is hit with a resurgence of the cholera epidemic if nothing is done urgently about the filth that has engulfed major markets in the capital.

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ILLEGAL MIGRATION RACKET: 6 GHANAIANS ARRESTED IN FRANKFURT, ACCRA  

Six Ghanaians including a retired military officer and a contract member of staff of the National Security have been arrested in Accra and Frankfurt, Germany, for their alleged involvement in the procurement of Ghanaian passports.

50 NEW SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS TO BE READY BY SEPTEMBER

At least a significant part of the first 50 senior high schools (SHS) promised by President John Dramani Mahama will be ready for use by September this year.

MASSIVE DEMO ROCKS MAHAMA IN UPPER EAST 

Thousands of Ghanaians poured out onto the streets of Bolgatanga to protest against the worsening economic conditions imposed on them under the six-year rule of the National Democratic Congress government led by President John Mahama.

RULING ON FCUBE CASE: SUPREME COURT SETS MAY 14

The Supreme Court of Ghana has set Thursday, May 14, 2015 for the final determination of the case on the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) involving the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), the plaintiff, and the Attorney General (A-G), the defendant.

AYIKOI OTOO ANGRY OVER MISSING DOCKET

An argument ensued between lawyer Ayikoi Otoo and a court clerk at the High Cocoa Affairs Court Room 20 on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 over a missing docket sent to the Registrar Department (filing section) of the High Court in Accra for notice of motion for an order for Judicial Review by way of certiorari, today can report.

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EXPOSED ANTI-GALAMSEY TASK FORCE ENRICHING ITSELF

Members of the Small Scale Miners Association of Ghana have expressed disgust at what they call extortionist tactics by members of the anti-galamsey task force – who storm mining sites only to line their pockets and not fight illegal mining.

FUNDING POOL DRYING UP – FINANCE MINISTRY

The Ministry of Finance has noted that the funding pool for government’s projects is drying up and will need private sector funds to make up the gap.

SIC PAYS IVORY FINANCE Ȼ19.3M

SIC Insurance Company Limited is understood to have paid a little over Ȼ19.3 million to Ivory Finance Company to fulfill an order of an Accra High Court – paving the way for a hearing and determination of an alleged fraud suit filed by SIC against Ivory Finance, ITAL Construct, Doris Awo Nkani – the former managing director of SIC, and Kwesi Baidoo and James Kwegyir Agrrey, two directors of ITAL Construct.