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18.02.2015 General News

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WE NEED STRONG BONDS BETWEEN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS – PRESIDENT

President John Mahama has called for a strong engagement between the public and private sectors to address the negative effects that the ongoing load-shedding exercise is having on local businesses and industries.

ESRESO TIMPON YOUTH ATTACK POLICE STATION
Irate youth of Esreso Timpon in the Nyinahin District in the Ashanti Region last Sunday attacked the local police station and burnt down part of the facility.

CABINET RECONSTITUTED
The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has reconstructed his Cabinet. In an official communication to Parliament, the President has replaced the Minister of Water Resources Works and Housing with the Minister of Power on the list of ministers who constitute the cabinet.

3 OFFICIALS DISMISSED OVER ROT AT MASLOC
Three officials of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) have been dismissed for the various roles they played in the GHȻ1 million fraud at the centre.

COLLINS DAUDA SACKED FROM CABINET
The Minister for Water Resources Works and Housing, Collins Dauda, has been dropped from the cabinet and has been replaced by the new Minister of Power, Dr Kwabena Donkor.

2 CHOP GHȻ506,000 AT BIBIANI ASSEMBLY
Two officials of the Bibiani District Assembly in the Western region have been arrested by the police for allegedly embezzling an amount of GHȻ506,000 belonging to the assembly within the period of two.

ENERGY MINISTRY BLOWS $2M ON LUXURY CARS
The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum (MoE) spent $1,745,159 (GHȻ5,584,508 at the current exchange rate) on 38 luxury vehicles when there was no budgetary provision for the purchases.

NPP HITS STREETS OVER DUMSOR
All roads to the Obra Spot, Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra, for the much-published demonstration against the energy crisis that has bedeviled the nation, despite last-minute attempts by the police to scuttle the programme.

KUMASI TRADERS SLAP KOJO BONSU
Business activities at the Kejetia Bus Terminal in Kumasi on Tuesday morning came to a standstill when traders at the place openly displayed their fury over attempts by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to relocate them for rehabilitation works to take place.

ECG TO CUT POWER TO RIDGE HOSPITAL
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Accra West Region, has threatened to disconnect Ridge Hospital over GHÈ»333,664.18 debt.  

ALLEGATIONS ARE FALSE, MALICIOUS – SHC MD
The embattled Managing Director (MD) of the Stare Housing Company (SHC) has broken his silence for the first time describing as malicious, baseless and unfounded allegations of financial impropriety and maladministration leveled against him.

ILLEGAL FOREIGN GOLD BUYERS FLEECING GHANA – PMMC      

It is estimated that foreign traders in gold who have illegally invaded mining communities and are buying gold directly from small-scale miners as well as exporting the gold themselves are fleecing the country of hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

NPP, AKUFO-ADDO READY FOR DEMO TODAY
All is set for the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to lead frustrated Ghanaians to hit the streets of Accra today, to protest the hardships foisted on the people by the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress administration.

NPP MPS ARE NOT IN BED WITH NDC
The Minority leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has rejected claims that they are in bed with government.

LECTURERS IN SHORT SUPPLY IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
All the major public universities in the country are now reeling under the shortage of teaching staff as they compete for a shrinking pool of young talent, at a time when policy makers have tightened qualification requirements into the teaching field.

DELAY IN IMF DEAL A MAJOR WORRY
Government's delay in reaching a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on an economic programme has the potential to cause irreversible damage to the economy, an economist has warned.

NEW KOTOKA AIRPORT TERMINAL TO BEGIN MARCH
The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) is to begin construction of a third terminal, to be known as Terminal Three, at the Kotoka International Airport by March 2015, BFT sources have said.

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