Today’s front pages


MORE POWER SOON AS COMPACT II TAKES OFF MID-YEAR
There may be some relief in sight for  power consumers as the country is in the first lap of negotiations for Ghana Compact II under the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) that focuses on the energy sector.

KOMLA DUMOR’S BODY ARRIVES TODAY
The body of Komla Afeke Dumor, who passed away in London on January 18, 2014, will be flown to Accra at about 8 p.m today.

‘KUFUOR GALLON’ BOREHOLE WATER COSTS GHC10; IT’S SAID TO HEAL ALL ILLNESS

Hundreds of people from all walks of life are trooping to Adomfe, a small town in the Asante Akyem South District in the Ashanti Region, to fetch water from a borehole which is believed to heal all manner of illnesses.

AFTERMATH OF FLOODS…AMA, ZOOMLION CALL FOR ATTITUDINAL CHANGE

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management company have warned that Accra will continue to experience flooding if residents do not change their attitude towards sanitation in the city.

iNSURERS SHOOT DOWN GOV’T DIRECTIVE…RETALIATORY ACTIONS BIGN

Private insurance companies in some African markets are unwilling to do business with Ghana’s state-owned insurance/reinsurance firms as a retaliatory response to government’s recent directive to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to do business with only wholly- or partially-owned state insurance companies in the country, B&FT has gathered.

TEMA PORT EXPANSION; UP TO $2BN BIDS RECEIVED
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has opened seven valid bids from corporate entities, including a Ghanaian company, which want to partner the GPHA to expand Tema Port.

GAS WON’T FLOW IN APRIL
The Minister for Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has said that Sinopec’s statement that it will deliver “first gas” by April 28, 2014 does not mean the Aboadze thermal plant will receive gas by that date.

NO CONTRACT FOR GHC50M AKONFEM PROJECT
Last Friday’s statement by the Mahama Administration abrogating the GHC50 million guinea fowl (akonfem) and afforestation projects of the Asongtaba Cottage Industries, has been punctured by curious facts emerging that there was no working contract in the first place to warrant an abrogation.

OTUMFUO BOUNCES BACK
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, will return to the country from South Africa on Tuesday, Daily Guide has gathered.

CEDI FALL IS SPIRITUAL
The Presiding Bishop and General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) Nicholas Duncan Williams, has charged all members of his church to pray against the free fall of the Cedi.

MOST WANTED CRIMINALS
Five armed robbers to the list of the most wanted criminals on the radar of the Accra Regional Police Command.

GHANA LOSES 290,859 MT TRANSIT TRADE TO NEIGHBOURS

Ghana lost 290,859 metric tonnes of transit cargo to neighbouring countries in 2013 as a result of policies that importers and exporters described as not business friendly.

BAWUMIA STANDS VINDICATED BUT NDC ATTACKS METHODIST BISHOP FOR SAYING TIMES ARE HARD

Some political pundits, including Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr, say the fast depreciation of the cedi vindicates the 2012 Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Mahamadu Bawumia, who warned the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress that playing propaganda with the economy could have serious consequences for the nation.

DOTSE-MALOR BOMBS ON FIRST ASSIGNMENT; COULD IT BE INCOMPETENCE OR SABOTAGE?

The much touted credentials of veteran BBC broadcaster, recently appointed as Senior Communications Advisor to the President, Ben Dotse-Malor, seem to have hit the rocks with his first official assignment as he made what some analysts have described as an unforgiveable error by getting the date of his first release wrong.

ACCRA IN DANGER AS MORE FLOODS ARE EXPECTED IF…
Ghana’s capital Accra risks experiencing more floods, if residents, especially those in flood-prone areas do not refrain from the “habit of dumping solid wastes into drains and gutters”.

‘I FEEL SORRY FOR MAHAMA AND GHANA – NDOUM
2012 Presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has lamented the performance of certain government aides who quickly run to radio station to  exhibit their ignorance on issues.

ROAD MINISTRY REACTS
Our attention has been drawn to a story with the headline “Ministers tussle over road; one flies to avoid potholes, the other drives to have a feel” credited to the Today Newspaper, Friday 21st January, 2014 ediion, page 03,which has been widely circulated on various media platforms.

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