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Today's front pages
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com
Date: 05-05-2014 Time: 05:05:22:am
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BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT ECONOMY - PRESIDEN ADMONISHES GHANAIANS

The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has called on Ghanaians to shed the pessimism that has taken a better part of societal thinking and demonstrate optimism in the nation.

27 ILLEGAL MINERS ARRESTED

Twenty-seven illegal miner operating in the Atiwa District and the East Akim municipality were last Saturday arrested by the Presidential task force on illegal mining. The task force also seized 36 excavators, 21 water pumps and some chemicals, including mercury, used by he illegal miners in their operations.

WOYOME 'TO TELL IT ALL' TODAY

Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the businessman at the centre of the GH¢51.2 million judgement debt saga, will today mount the witness box to open his defence at the Economic and Financial Division of the Accra High Court.

'RESOLVED PERENNIAL CONFLICTS SURROUNDING ABOAKYER'

The Central Regional Minister, Mr. EKT Addo, has appealed to the chiefs and people of Winneba to resolve the perennial skirmishes that have characterised  the celebration of the Aboakyer Festival in order to boost tourism in the area.

NO EPA = LOW EXPORTS - WARNS GEPA

Ghana's goal to boosting the value of non-traditional exports to $5 billion by 2017  will be endangered if government fails to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union, according to the country's lead body for export promotion.

Failure to stem the steep depreciation of the cedi will also produce dire consequences for the target, as the weak currency pushes up the cost of imported inputs for exporters, said Gideon Kwame Boye Quarcoo, acting CEO of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA).

ECOBANK LAUNCHES FIRST 24-HR DIGITAL CENTRE

Ecobank Ghana has opened "Ecobank Direct", the firt digital and financial services advisory centre to offer round-the-clock self care banking services to its clients.

LET'S CHOP $120M OIL CASH - NIDC

The Ghana Heritage Fund (GHF) from the crude oil production off the Jubilee Fields, set up for future generations of the Ghanaian citizens, is under threat as the General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has suggested that the John Dramani Mahama administration should begin to dip its hands into it.

SHATTA TOPS ALL

The 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) would go down in history as one of the most memorable, as the biggest winner of the night, Shatta Wale, waited till the event was over before he appeared and pulled a mammoth crowd that blocked access road to the venue.

KOJO ARMAH, KOFI ANSAH DEAD

Two high profile individuals - Ghana's foremost fashion designer, Kofi Ansah and former MP for Evalue Gwira in the Western Region, Kojo Armah - are dead.

GHANA TO LOSE 500,000 OUNCES OF GOLD

The Minerals Commission is predicting that Ghana will lose 500,000 ounces of gold this year as a result of declining gold prices, which has forced some mining companies to suspend their operations.

BANK OF GHANA HAS FAILED - AGI

The Association of Ghana Industry (AGI) has called for "drastic measures to turn Ghana's economy around, after expressing worry at the rate at which the local currency is depreciating.

PASTOR MARRIES 2 WIVES: HE'S SACKED BY HIS CHURCH; COURT FINES HIM FOR BIGAMY

Wonders they say shall never end. A pastor who married two wives has been excommunicated from his church for refusing to divorce the second wife as directed by the church.

POWER CRISIS: GE TO PRODUCE 1000MW POWER

American multinational conglomerate, General Electric (GE) is to build a 1000-megawatt (MW) thermal power plant in Ghana.

15TH VGMA AWARDS: A NIGHT TO RELISH

Perhaps if dancehall artiste Shatta Wale knew he was going to be crowned Artiste of the Year at the 15th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards held last Saturday at the Accra International Conference Centre, he would not have missed the event.

GHANA LOSES KOFI ANSAH

Ghanaian fashion guru, Kofi Ansah, aged 62 is dead. He died last Saturday morning, May 3 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short illness.

NEW ERA IN NPP: AFOKO, AGYEPONG ASSUME OFFICE TODAY WITH UNITY AGENDA AS TOP PRIORITY

Members of the newly-elected National Executive of the New Patriotic Party, under the chairmanship of Paul Afoko, officially assume office today, after a smooth handing over by the old administration, led by former chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, ended last Friday at the African Regent Hotel in Accra.

NDC REASONS AGAINST DEMAND FOR SALARY INCREASE IS BLACKMAIL - SAYS CASELEY-HAYFORD

Financial Analyst, Sydney Caseley-Hayford, says government should know better than to blackmail its people with job cuts amidst labour demands for higher wages.


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