Here are today's newspaper headlines.
LOGO ON MADE-IN-GHANA CAMPAIGN UNVEILED
A new logo designed to project the uniqueness and quality of mad-in-Ghana products was unveiled in Accra yesterday, with a call on Ghanaians to patronise locally produced goods.
DEATH BY ‘BƐNTOA’: POLICE QUIZ WOMAN, 23, OVER SON’S DEATH
A 23-year-old woman has allegedly administered dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (popularly known as DDT) to her one-and-a-half-year-old baby through the anus, leading to his death.
GBA TOO DORMANT – ATUGUBA
A Supreme Court judge, Mr Justice William Atuguba, has criticised the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) for becoming docile in pursuing the national interest because of deep-seated partisan interests within the association.
8 VEHICLES CRASH ON GRAPHIC ROAD
There was a pile up involving eight vehicles on the overpass on the Graphic Road. The accident happened when the brakes of a truck failed yesterday afternoon during the rush hour.
DON’T FORCE STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN WORSHIP – NATIONAL PEACE COUNCIL
The National Peace Council ha recommended that in the view of the provisions in the 1992 constitution on human rights, no public school should require students of different religious persuasions to participate in the acts of worship, devotion or fellowship without their consent or the consent of their parents in case the students are minors.
SEGBEFIA RUNS FROM WOYOME
The in-coming Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, yesterday resisted attempts to drag him into the Ȼ51.2 million Woyome scandal, saying the matter is still before court.
SOMANYA CHIEF’S BODY MISSING
There is uneasy calm among the three royal gates in Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipal Area of the Eastern Region over the whereabouts of the mortal remains of their late chief.
COUNCIL OF STATE CHOOSES EC BOSS SAYS PROF KWAKU ASARE
Professor Stephen Kwaku Asare, a United States based Ghanaian law professor, has called on the Council of State to, as a matter of urgency, institute a mechanism for broad stakeholder consultations involving civil society organizations and political parties in a quest to find a new chairperson for the Electoral Commission (EC).
2 KILLED, 24 HOUSES BURNT IN BUNKPURUGU
Renewed clashes between two factions in Bunkpurugu in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region have resulted in the death of two persons.
GNPC CUTS BACK ON ‘CONTROVERSIAL’ LOAN
The slump in crude oil prices has forced the sate-owned Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to cut back on its planned ‘controversial’ US$700 million five-year loan from private commercial lenders.
SMALL-SCALE GOLD EXPORTS ON THE RISE
Gold exports from small-scale operations accounted for 34 percent of the country’s total export in 2013.
Business and Financial Times
COCOA PRODUCTION TO REBOUND
Expectations are high among farmers that coca production will hit its peak in the mid-crop season on the back of favourable weather and improved farming practices.
INTEREST IN POOLED INVESTOR SCHEMES GROWS
Funds under the management of Collective Investment Schemes (CISs) in the country have almost hit Ȼ500 million as at December, 2014, signaling a growing interest in pooled investor schemes.
GOVERNMENT AIMS TO ISSUE EUROBOND OF UP TO US$1BN BY END-JUNE
Ghana will aim to issue a Eurobond of as much as US$1 billion by the end of June, bringing forward the issuance’s timing – which had been scheduled for the second half of the year, the head of the parliamentary finance committee said on Monday.