Yen.com.gh brings you all the top headlines in newspapers today, March 15, 2015. Stay glued for more details on these stories in the course of the day.
GOV’T TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT LOCAL INDUSTRY
The Ministry of Trade and Industry has said It will, through a Legislative Instrument, place a ceiling on the annual importation of cement into the country in a bid to “sanitise the sector” and protect local manufacturing from unfair competition.
CHINA TO FUND 700MW VRA COAL PLANT
The China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) is to provide about $1.5 billion long-term loan for the construction of two 350MW coal-fired plant to meet future power demand.
I AM READY FOR MAHAMA DEBATE IF IT WILL SOLVE PROBLEMS – NANA
The 2016 presidential candidate of the NPP Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has responded to the challenge thrown to him by President John Mahama for public debate and charged him (president) to “Focus on fixing problems, not PR gimmicks”.
£71M COCAINE LORD CAGED
David Phillip McDemon,the 42-year-old British national arrested by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) over an alleged importation of £71 million cocaine in the UK has been hauled before an Accra circuit court.
SMARTTYS AGAIN! IN $92M BLOATED CONTRACT
Smarttys Management and Production Limited, which was involved in an overpricing of the rebranding of new Metro Mass Transit buses, has again surfaced in another purported scandal.
MORE WORKERS TO BE SACKED; 5,000 SACKED IN 2015
Ghana Businesses are expected to massively lay off workers in the coming months due to the unfriendly business conditions to the country since 2013 till date.
GOVT BORROWS GH¢17.36BN IN 2 MONTHS
Government borrowing from the domestic market will hit GH¢17.36 billion when it borrows another GH¢1.18 billion on Friday March 18, 2016.
NANA ADDO ACCEPTS MAHAMA’S CHALLENGE TO DEBATE CONTENTIOUS ISSUES
The flagbearer of the opposition NPP Nana Akufo-Addo will accept the challenge of President John Mahama to a public debate on ‘contentious’ national issues.