Editorial: Here are the headlines from some of the leading newspapers in the country for today, January 29, 2015. Stay glued to yen.com.gh for more details on these stories throughout the day.
WHO LEADS CPP TO ELECTION 2016? IT LOOKS LIKE SAMIA NKRUMAH
The question as to who will lead the Convention People’s Party in the 2016 elections will be decided tomorrow when the party delegates converge at the Ghana International Trade Fair, La in Accra, for the party’s presidential primary.
CRUDE DIP WON’T AFFECT GHANA’S OIL INDUSTRY
The Minister of Petroleum, Emmanuel Kofi Armah Buah, has given an assurance that the drastic drop in the prices of crude oil on the world market will not have adverse effects on investor confidence in Ghana’s petroleum industry.
MENINGITIS CLAIMS 50 LIVES
Fifty people have so far died from the outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis, the Health Minister, Alex Segbefia, has said.
COVER-UP IN ₵3.6M BUS BRANDING SCANDAL
There appears to be a deliberate attempt by government to shield some public indicted by the findings of the Attorney General’s report in the Metro Mass Transit Bus branding scandal that recently took the nation by storm.
IVOR FEVER GRIPS CPP
Even before the Convention People’s Party national delegates could converge to decide on the choice of a candidate for the 2016 presidential poll, the grounds appear to favour Ivor Greenstreet, the immediate past General Secretary of the party.
MP, OWUSU BEMPAH WANTED
The Ashanti Regional police are hunting for the Member of Parliament for Agogo, Kwadwo Baah Agyeman and Ernest Owusu Bempah of the National Democratic Congress over alleged inflammatory remarks.
CRISIS HITS FIRE SERVICE: NO FUEL FOR FIRE TENDERS DUE TO INDEBTEDNESS
The financial crisis facing almost every sector of the Ghanaian economy is now having a telling effect on emergency services in the country to the extent that the Ghana National Fire Service is having challenges purchasing fuel for its fleet of vehicles in the Ashanti Region and some other parts of the country.
RESIDENTS OF NKROFUL ANGRY OVER MASS REBURIAL
Residents of Nkroful in the Sekondi Takoradi Municipality have expressed dismay over the mass reburial of corpses exhumed at the community cemetery last Saturday to pave way for the construction of a 13-kilometre dual-carriage road.
THE AIRLINE BUST: WHO’S NEXT?
Euphoria greeted the start of domestic air travel in the country. Many locals, who hitherto saw air travel as a leisure and an expensive endeavor warmed to the idea of travelling by air from Accra to major capitals such as Kumasi, Takoradi, Sunyani and Tamale.
SMES FINANCING FAIR SLATED FOR MARCH
Government has introduced a SMEs financing fair, scheduled to take place between 16th and 17th March his year at the Accra International Conference Centre, to help propel the sector’s growth.
GOVERNMENT MISSES INTEREST EXPENSE TARGET
Excessive borrowing is set to push government’s interest expenses beyond the planned levels despite a decline in the cost of borrowing, figures from the Finance Ministry has shown.