Here are today's newspaper headlines
TERKPER APPEALS TO PARLIAMENT: GIVE US Ȼ865M TO SPEND ‘PIPELINE’ PROJECTS
The government is seeking parliamentary approval to spend an additional Ȼ865.8 million for the rest of the year to implement its transformational agenda, in spite of calls on it to control its expenditure.
…BUT MINORITY SAYS GOVERNMENT WILL PLUNGE COUNTRY INTO RECESSION
The Minority in Parliament has expressed pessimism about Ghana’s economic outlook and said the measure being pursued by the government to solve the economic problems would rather plunge the country into recession.
MPS EULOGISE PROF. MILLS
Members of Parliament (MPs) yesterday eulogized the late President J. E. A Mills, describing him as a modest and peaceful man who had good leadership qualities.
GOVERNMENT SEEKS Ȼ865.7 IN EXTRA BUDGET ALLOCATION
Government has reviewed the macro-economic targets for the 2015 fiscal year and has requested for Parliament’s approval, an amount of Ȼ865.7 million to support the 2015 budget.
2 COPS NABBED OVER FERTILIZER DIVERSION
Two Police Constables from the Suame Magazine Unit, of the Ghana Police Service, in the Ashanti Region, have been arrested for aiding to divert 390 bags of fertilizer meant for cocoa farmers in the Asunafo South District, in the Brong Ahafo Region.
PROFESSOR MILLS WAS EXCEPTIONAL
African politicians should rise above their own power interests, or the particular interests of their parties and act in accord with the fundamental welfare of the people they serve, says Dr. Kayode Fayemi, a former Governor of the Ekiti State in Nigeria.
MPS CLASH OVER $2.1B TERKPER LOAN
Members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Parliament, led by the Deputy Minority Leader, Dominic Nitiwul, yesterday fiercely engaged the Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper and the Majority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in a heated debate over the NDC government’s appetite for contracting loans.
RUBY COCAINE PAL IN COURT
One of the six persons arrested in connection with the exportation of 12.5kg of cocaine to the United Kingdom by convicted Nayele Ametefeh aka Ruby Adu-Gyamfi, is battling the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to release her vehicle which is in his custody.
2 COPS ARRESTED OVER STOLEN FERTILIZER
Two police constables, Osei Tutu, 31 and Kyei Amoah, 27, are in the grips of the Sunyani police for allegedly helping one job Asamoah, an agro-chemical dealer, to divert free cocoa fertilizer for farmers in the Asunafo South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region.
540 TO BE JOBLESS IN 41 DAYS IF…
Five hundred and forty (540) employees will lose their jobs in 41 days from today if government decideds not to renew the contract of Destination Inspection Companies (DICs).
CRUDE OIL: 38% DROP IN JUBILEE PRODUCTION
Crude oil production at the Jubilee field, which accounts for the bulk of Tullow’s oil output, is down by 38 percent.
842 KILLED IN ROAD CRASHES IN 6 MONTHS
Data made available to the Finder indicates that 842 persons lost their lives through road crashed nationwide as of June this year involving 8,625 vehicles.
ASPIRING MP LAUNCHES ATTACK ON MINORITY MPS
Several leading members of the minority in parliament over the weekend stormed the Tema West constituency in the Greater Accra Region ahead of the selection of the last batch of NPP parliamentary candidates, apparently to canvass for delegates votes for the sitting Member of Parliament of the constituency, Hon Irene Naa Torshie Addo.
GOVERNMENT SUPPLIED OVER 600,000 BOXES OF CHALK TO BASIC SCHOOLS LAST YEAR – MINISTER
The Minister of Education, Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang has said the government supplied over 600,000 boxes of blackboard chalk to basic schools throughout the country for the 2014/ 2015 academic year.
MAN KILLS 762-YEAR-OLD MOTHER AND HACKS FATHER WITH MACHETE
The Anyinam Police have launched a manhunt for a young man, Kwabena Joe, who is alleged to have killed his 72-year-old mother with a pestle and hacked his father with a machete.
TERKPER SEEKS ADDITIONAL Ȼ865M
Finance Minister, Seth Terkper yesterday asked parliament to approve government’s request to spend an additional Ȼ865.7 million, despite announcing that it will be cutting down on its expenditure in some key areas.
GAS SUPPLY FACES FURTHER DELAY
Gas from the Jubilee off-shore Cape Three Points to the Ghana Gas Processing Plant at Atuabo is to be delayed for a further three weeks, Tullow Oil has said.