Newspaper review Today's Front Pages [19th January 2016]

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DVLA CLEARS BACKLOG

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has finally cleared the backlog of over 200,000 drivers licences, ending several months of frustration on the part of the driving public.

STAY AWAY FROM OUR DEMO

Organized Labour has warned political parties to stay away from demonstrations tomorrow. According to the organisers, it has come to their attention that some political parties are planning to politicize their demonstrations.

JAIL ME, FAKE CURRENCY FRAUDSTER TELLS POLICE

A serial female swindler has been grabbed by the Airport Police Command for using fake currencies to pay for services.

GOVERNMENT TO REVIEW UTILITY TARIFFS 

The government has indicated its preparedness to accommodate a downward review of utility tariffs announced by the Public Utilities Regulatory Regulation (PURC) in December.

GHANA TIGHTENS SECURITY AT ITS BOARDERS

Ghana is tightening security at its entry points and other key public establishments against any eventualities, following the deadly terrorist attacks in the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou, last Friday.

PAC THREATENS TO SANCTION CONTROLLER AND ACCOUNTANT GENERAL

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC)) of Parliament has threatened to sanction the Controller and Accountant General, Grace Adzroe, and her subordinates if they fail to recover ₵825 wrongly kept in a GCB Bank account since 2001 by Wednesday next week.

KOJO BONSU HOT OVER $4.4M AMUSEMENT PARK

The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Kojon Bonsu, is in hot waters, as some assemblymen are leading a crusade to get him jailed over alleged corrupt practices leading to the fleecing of the assembly.

PARLIAMENT PROBES ₵21M ICT CONTRACT

A ₵20.9 million ICT contract by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department for improvement in its payroll system has come under critical scrutiny by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament.

DKM BOSS SENT TO COURT

The Chief Executive Officer of DKM Diamond Microfinance Company, Martin K. Delle has appeared before an Accra circuit court for dishonestly misappropriating ₵40,000.

E-ZWICH TRANSACTIONS NEAR ₵1B

The total value of transactions recorded on the e-zwich platform last year reached ₵922.3 million, a more than 238 percent increment on the 2014 transaction value of ₵272.7 million, the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhiPSS) has said.

RATIFY TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT TO BOOST EXPORT REVENUE

The Coalition for Trade Facilitation, a business-led initiative, says speedy ratification and implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) could raise the country’s export revenue.

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