Today’s front pages: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Today’s front pages: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com
Date: 23-11-2016 Time: 07:11:11:am

14 DAYS TO GO EC BOSS PRAYS FOR RIGHT WINNER

Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei, has prayed fervently asking for God’s intervention against any form of violence in the December 7 general election.

NPP BASHES IGP

The NPP has written to the IGP complaining bitterly about the ‘selective law enforcement’ it believes is being perpetrated by the Ghana Police Service in the run-up to the December 7 general elections.

PURC BLOWS GHC30M ON BOREHOLES

VRA SEEKS PRIVATE HANDS FOR NON-CORE BUSINESSES

The VRA has set in motion a restructuring process, which will see it cede its non-core businesses to private investors, two years after the idea was initially advanced.

GPHA SEEKS €47M WAIVER ON TAKORADI PORT PROJECT

The Ministry of Finance is seeking close to €47 million in tax waivers off the €160 million financing of additional civil and dredging works as part of the Takoradi Port Expansion project.

TAKE A CUE FROM GYEEDA’S FAILURE – BA CHIEFS TELL YEA

Traditional Authorities in the Brong Ahafo Region have expressed dissatisfaction at the mode of recruitment and the overall operations of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), asking its officials to learn a lesson from the failure of its predecessor – GYEEDA.

GH¢88.5M JUDGEMENT DEBT POPS UP, ADDITIONAL GHC170M IN THE WAITING

A GHC88.5 million judgement debt plus compound interest of 6.5% for five months is staring the government in the face and it appears the government cannot escape it.

NPP QUESTIONS $300M CONTRACT

The NPP says it has documents pointing to shady deals awarded by the government to indirectly fund President John Mahama’s second term bid.

GHANA, INDIA SIGN $422.87M LOAN AGREEMENTS

Ghana has signed two separate loan agreements with the Export-Import Bank of India, totalling $422.87 million for financing the construction of a railway line and a sugarcane development and irrigation project.

GOV’T TIGHT-LIPPED OVER VALUE OF TIER-2 FUNDS BUT PAYS SEPT DEDUCTIONS TO WORKERS

The government on Monday, November 21, 2016, transferred September Tier-2 pension monthly deductions to the custodian banks Public Sector Occupational Pension Schemes.

GOV’T ACCOUNTS FROZEN FOLLOWING NDK’S SUIT AGAINST STATE

The Attorney-General’s Department is contesting the freezing of the government’s accounts, including that of the A-G’s Office, following a legal battle between the A-G’s Office and NDK Financial Services, a non-banking financial institution.

3 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FACE OFF AT IEA DEBATE

The first of the two presidential debates organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) came off to a flying start yesterday, with three presidential candidates, as against the four previously advertised, slugging it out on issues of the economy, energy, job creation and the debt situation.

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