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Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com
Date: 18-03-2014 Time: 04:03:43:am

GOVT PLEALDS WITH POWER CONSUMERS; BEAR WITH US; ENERGY MINISTER IN NIGERIA TO DISCUSS GAS SUPPLY

The Ministry of Energy has apologised to Ghanaians for the inconvenience caused by the current load management exercise being undertaken by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

ANGRY PARENTS BLOCK LEGON GATE

Angry parents of pupils and students of the University Primary and Junior High School of the University of Ghana and other commuters to the university campus yesterday morning blocked the Achimota gate to the university campus.

WEEK OF FASTING AND PRAYER BEGINS THIS YEAR

A national week of fasting, prayer and thanksgiving begins this year. It will be organised by the Christian community, in collaboration with the government.

STOP FORMAT OF NEWSPAPER REVIEWS ON RADIO — VENDORS APPAL TO NMC

Newspaper vendors have appealed to the National Media Commission (NMC) to regulate extensive newspaper reviews on radio and television because such an exercise is impacting negatively on newspaper sales and making it difficult for smaller newspapers to grow.

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NO HASTY MOVES TO CUT JOBS – TUC CAUTIONS

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) of Ghana has called on the government to conduct a scientific assessment and evaluation of the public sector before considering any calls for a major retrenchment exercise in a desperate move to reduce the huge wage bill.

LET’S FACE HARSH REALITY – SETH TERKPER

The Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Terkper, has challenged the private sector to do more to augment the government’s efforts at building a stronger economy.

3,080 MINE WORKERS SENT HOME AS INDUSTRY’S FORTUNE REVERSES

The Ghana Mineworkers Union has said between January 2013 and March 2014 it lost 3,080 members, or 16.1 percent of its membership, through retrenchment blamed on the slump in the price of gold.

WHAT IF WEST AFRICA GAS PIPELINE GOES DRY?

The $974 million West Africa Gas Pipeline that delivers gas from Nigeria to Benin, Togo and Ghana could go dry sooner than expected.

TELL THE PEOPLE THE TRUTH ABOUT POWER

The country’s utilities have to lay bare the challenges confronting the sector if they are to court public support in managing household consumption.

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WOYOME CASE IS TOUGH – PROSECUTOR

Mathew Amponsah, a state attorney, yesterday admitted before an Accra Financial Court that he underestimated the workload involved in the trial of embattled National Democratic Congress (NDC) financier, Alfred Agbesi Woyome, who is alleged to have defrauded the state GH¢51.28 million.

NPP SET FOR CONGRESS

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) yesterday organised a balloting session for all four aspirants contesting for the Chairmanship position of the party.

7 NABBED FOR HEROIN

Six persons including Aisha Gangaery a TV presenter, were yesterday arraigned for allegedly  importing 3.7 kilograms of heroin into the United States of America through couriers who were nabbed by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and US authorities.

GHC24.6M FOR WORLD CUP

After several weeks of debate over the Black Stars purse for the Brazil 2014 World Cup, Cabinet has finally approved a GH¢10,500,000 budget to the Ghana Football Association in that regard.

HELL AT PRISONS; 2,833 GHANAIANS ON REMAND, SOME AS LONG AS FIVE YEARS

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A total of 2,833 Ghanaians are languishing in various Ghanaian prisons as remand prisoners as at March 10, 2014.

MAN, 26, JAILED 9 YEARS FOR RAPING 5-YEAR-OLD

A 26-year-old barber who could not control his libido and defiled a five-year-old girl has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment.

PRESIDENTS MUST PAY TAX – NDUOM SUPPORTS CRIC DRAFT BILL

2012 flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, is happy that a draft bill submitted by the Constitution Review Implementation Commission (CRIC)  to the Attorney-General contains a proposal that will ensure that the president, vice-president and public office holders pay tax to the state.

MAHAMA BOYS BESIEGE MINISTRIES TO DEMAND SHARE OF ‘BETTER GHANA’

The belief of Ghanaians living in a form of ‘Animal Kingdom’ where political office holders enjoy at the behest of the tax payer has forced foot-soldiers of the National Democratic Congress to besiege the offices of government appointees to demand their pound of flesh.

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