Here are today's newspaper headlines
MOTHER BOILS SON’S HANDS OVER Ȼ1
A little over a month after a mother had been jailed for six years for torturing her biological son, another woman has allegedly boiled the two hands of her nine-year-old son at Mosuko, Kwabenya, near Accra.
‘GORO’ BOYS BESIEGE PASSPORT OFFICE
Authorities at the Passport Office are to wage a relentless war against ‘goro’ boys who parade themselves as ‘passport contractors’ on the premises of the office.
2 SUSPECTED CRIMINALS ESCAPE FROM TEPA POLICE CELLS
Two remand persons escaped from lawful custody at the Tepa District Police Station in the Ahafo Ano North District in the Ashanti Region early last Monday morning.
EPA TO REMOVE GAS STATIONS FROM RESIDENTIAL AREAS
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it will, by the end of next year, remove all Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) stations in residential areas that fail to meet the guidelines for the establishment of such business.
MYSTERY DEATH IN HOTEL: PASTOR CAGED
The police are still holding a 28-year old Ghanaian pastor for the murder of his British wife, Charmaine Speirs.
2 MEN POUR ACID ON LOVERS
Residents of Bawdie, a farming community in the Amenfi East District of the Western Region, were gripped with utter fear and panic on Easter Monday as a result of a reported act of cruelty by a 22-year-old unemployed man in the area.
SCRAMBLE FOR NPP SEATS
The upcoming parliamentary primaries of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has gathered a lot of interest among the rank and file of the party, with many party members picking up nomination forms to contest for various seats.
ORGANISED LABOUR FAILED US
Unionized workers have expressed their dissatisfaction at their leaders’ failure to save them job losses.
GAWU HAILS GOVERNMENT OVER FERTILIZER SUBSIDIES
The General Agriculture Workers’ Union (GAWU) has commended government for restoring fertilizer and certified seeds subsidies after a two-year break.
CHILDREN OF LATE YAA-NAA CALL FOR JUSTICE
The children of the late overlord of Dagbon, Yaa-Naa Andani Yakubu, have made a passionate appeal to the government to double its efforts in finding the killers of their father.
TULLOW TO LAY OFF 70 WORKERS
Tulle Oil Ghana has penciled down about 70 workers to be sacked by the middle of this month.
Business and Financial Times
ECONOMY GROW SLOWEST IN 10 YEARS
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that non-oil GDPP for the country will expand by 2.3 percent, the lowest in more than a decade.
ENERGY CRISIS: THE SOLUTIONS IGNORED
The country’s main power producer, Volta River Authority (VRA), strongly advised government to shut down VALCO about two years ago as the mainstay of a cocktail of solutions to prevent the country from plunging into deep energy crisis – an advice the Energy Ministry ignored, leading to the current power crisis that threatens economic growth and national security, BFT has gathered.
BLAME TERKPER FOR US$700M OIL REVENUE LOSS – IFS
An economic policy think-tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), has blamed the loss of US$700 million following the slump in crude oil prices solely on the Finance Minister’s reluctance to hedge the country’s oil exports – even at a time analysts predicted a severe price fall.