Editorial: Here are the headlines from some of the leading newspapers in the country for today, January 19, 2015. Also stay tuned on yen.com.gh for full details on these stories throughout the day.
Government To Review Utility Tariffs
The government has indicated its preparedness to accommodate a downward review of utility tariffs announced by the Public Utilities Regulatory Regulation (PURC) in December.
Ghana Tightens Security At Its Borders
Ghana is tightening security at its entry points and other key public establishments against any eventualities, following the deadly terrorist attacks in the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou, last Friday.
PAC Threatens To Sanction Controller And Accountant General
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC)) of Parliament has threatened to sanction the Controller and Accountant General, Grace Adzroe, and her subordinates if they fail to recover ₵825 wrongly kept in a GCB Bank account since 2001 by Wednesday next week.
Kojo Bonsu Hot Over $4.4M Amusement Park
The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Kojon Bonsu, is in hot waters, as some assemblymen are leading a crusade to get him jailed over alleged corrupt practices leading to the fleecing of the assembly.
Parliament Probes ₵21M ICT Contract
A ₵20.9 million ICT contract by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department for improvement in its payroll system has come under critical scrutiny by the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament.
DKM Boss Sent To Court
The Chief Executive Officer of DKM Diamond Microfinance Company, Martin K. Delle has appeared before an Accra circuit court for dishonestly misappropriating ₵40,000.
DVLA Clears Backlog
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has finally cleared the backlog of over 200,000 drivers licences, ending several months of frustration on the part of the driving public.
Stay Away From Our Demo
Organized Labour has warned political parties to stay away from demonstrations tomorrow. According to the organisers, it has come to their attention that some political parties are planning to politicize their demonstrations.
Jail Me, Fake Currency Fraudster Tells Police
A serial female swindler has been grabbed by the Airport Police Command for using fake currencies to pay for services.
E-ZWICH Transaction near ₵1Billion
The total value of transactions recorded on the e-zwich platform last year reached ₵922.3 million, a more than 238 percent increment on the 2014 transaction value of ₵272.7 million, the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhiPSS) has said.
Ratify Trade Facilitation Agreement To Boost Export Revenue
The Coalition for Trade Facilitation, a business-led initiative, says speedy ratification and implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) could raise the country’s export revenue.