Here are today's newspaper headlines.
MEDICAL STUDENT’S ATTACKER JAILED 20 YEARS
The 22-year-old welder who attempted to rape a final-year female student of the Ghana Medical School at its Korle-Bu campus has been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment by the Accra Circuit Court.
GOVERNMENT PURSUES AGGRESSIVE HOUSING POLICY – PRESIDENT
The government is pursuing an aggressive housing policy to provide more affordable houses in the towns and cities of the country, the President, John Mahama, has stated.
YA NA MURDER TRIAL CLOSED CASE; UNLESS NEW EVIDENCE EMERGES – JUSTICE APAU
The nominee of the President to the Supreme Court, Justice Yaw Apau, has said that as far as he is concerned the Ya Na murder trial is a closed case.
ACCRA UNDER WATER AFTER 6-HOUR DOWNPOUR
Parts of Accra, the National capital were submerged under water yesterday after about six hours of rainfall.
COURTS STOPS NPP
The fate of some parliamentary aspirants of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in some constituencies in the Greater Accra region has been thrown into limbo following an injunction placed on them.
DEAL WITH WOYOME – JUSTICE APAU TELLS MAHAMA
The judgement debt Sole Commissioner ad Judge of the Court of Appeal, Justice Yaw Apau, who has been nominated to the Supreme Court, yesterday told the Appointment Committee of Parliament that he was amazed at some of the discoveries in the Ȼ51.2 million Alfred Agbesi Woyome judgement debt scandal.
RAINS WASH ACCRA
A downpour in Accra yesterday claimed the life of a nine-year-old girl in Dansoman and destroyed properties running into several thousand Ghana cedis.
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL TIMES
TERKPER MUST DIG DEEP TO SAVE IMF PROGRAMME
Despite announcing last month that the economy is on course to meet targets set for the first review of the IMF programme, Finance Minister Seth Terpker has been urged by a London-based investment advisory firm to marshal his forces as the greatest threat to the success of the Fund’s programme is yet to come.
HOME RENTING IS THE NEXT BIG THING
Home renting has seen its biggest push in Africa in decades, as speakers at the 34th annual general meeting and symposium of shelter Afrique – the pan-African finance institution supporting should be a longer-term focus.
THE GENERAL TELEGRAPH
KWABENA AGYEPONG’S OFFICE VANDALIZED
The office of the General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwabena Agyepong has been ransacked.
GHANAIAN MEDICAL DOCTOR DENIED ENTRY INTO SPAIN
A Ghanaian doctor Dr Agbeko Ocloo, has been denied entry into Spain by the country’s embassy in Ghana.