Here are today's newspaper headlines
LOW PATRONAGE, VIOLENCE MARK ELECTIONS
The district-level elections which took place across the country yesterday registered a low turnout consistent with trends over the years.
IMF APPROVES $116M FOR GHANA
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board yesterday approved the disbursement of $116.6 million to Ghana.
COCOBOD REPAYS $1B LOAN FOR COCOA PURCHASES
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has completed the repayment of the $1.7 billion loan it raised from a consortium of banks in 2014 to finance cocoa purchases in the 2014/15 crop season.
LOW TURN-OUT IN ASSEMBLY ELECTION
The District level elections held yesterday recorded a depressingly low turnout in some major polling stations in Accra.
I’M IN THE RACE SAYS MAHAMA’S CHALLENGER
The man seeking to give President John Mahama a good run for his money in the falgbearership contest of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) George Boateng, yesterday stormed the offices of Daily Guide brandishing forms and insisting he is the race to win.
STAN DOGBE ATTACKS GBC REPORTER
Regional Executives of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) are on a warpath with presidential staffer Stan Dogbe for his alleged destruction of a journalist’s voice recorder.
KYEIWAA’S RIVAL SPEAKS OUT
Florence Kyei, whose husband Daniel Osei, also known as Akwasi Bronya, got married to Kumasi-based popular actress Rose Mensah aka Kyeiwaa at the weekend, has told Daily Guide that she still loves her husband and will not divorce him.
POCKETS OF VIOLENCE HIT ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
Pockets of violence and incidents of intimidation characterized yesterday’s District Level Elections in some parts of the country. Seen as a dress rehearsal for the 2016 elections, observers believe that if systems are not properly put in place by the Electoral Commission of Ghana, the country would have to contend with a major electoral crisis in the general elections in 2016.
DEPORTEES HIT 3,556 IN 2014; LIST INCLUDES 77 STOWAWAYS
A total of 3,556 Ghanaians who travelled to various countries around the world were deported in 2014.
NHIA HAS CHALLENGES BUT…
The acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Nathaniel Otoo, has declared that the scheme has not collapsed despite being faced with some challenges.
HEARTS DECLARED WINNERS OF PROTEST AGAINST KOTOKO
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Disciplinary Committee has upheld Accra Hearts of Oak’s protest against Asante Kotoko in respect of eligibility of Obed Owusu in their Match day 25 premier League game played on August 2, 2015.
PRESIDENT, VP VOTE IN DISTRICT LEVEL ELECTION
President John Mahama and Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur cast their respective ballots Tuesday afternoon in the district level elections held across the country to elect assembly and unit committee members.
PRESIDENT MAHAMA’S CONTENDER FIGHTS OFF NANA KONADU TAG
Forty-five-year-old George Boateng, who has declared his intention to challenge President John Mahama in the NDC primaries, has been struggling to detach himself from the Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings tag as he is perceived to be doing the bidding of the former first lady.
IMF ENDORSES GOVERNMENT’S STANCE ON JOB-FREEZE
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has encouraged government to continue its firm stance on containing the wage bill within the budget constraints amidst a worsening employment regime and renewed pressure from labour unions.
SEC MUST SPEED UP REGULATION REVIEW
Fund managers and real estate developers have called for the speedy review of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) limitation on how much fund managers can invest in the housing sector.
ENCROACHERS INVADE SONGOR SALT PROJECT
Illegal miners have taken over the 42,000-acre government-acquired Songor Salt Project Site restricting the Songor Salt mines to 3 percent of the acquired land.