Newspaper headlines for today, March 21, 2016. This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana. Stay glued to YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
NATION MOURNS JAKE
The immediate past national chairman of the NPP, Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, is dead.
ELECTION IS NOT WAR – KUFUOR
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has reminded Ghanaians that politics is not a do-or-die affair but a means for electorate to express their divergent views towards the transformation of the country.
GHANA’S DEBT STOOD AT $25.6 BILLION LAST DECEMBER – GOVERNOR
Ghana’s debt stock rose to $25.6 billion, or GH¢97.2 billion, in December last year, equivalent to 72.9% of the year’s total economic output, measured by GDP.
POWER SUPPLY TO SUFFER SETBACK FOLLOWING SHUTDOWN
Power generation is expected to go down following the shutdown of the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah vessel and the drop in gas flow from the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited.
The Daily Telegraph
GET TOUGH WITH HIRED POLITICAL THUGS – EC URGES POLICE
The deputy Ashanti regional director of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Samuel Sarpong, has called for the security agencies to get tough with any thugs hired by political parties to disrupt and create confusion on the day of elections.
WAGE BILL EXCEEDS BUDGET; GH¢800M MORE IN ARREARS
The Volta River Authority is to use desalinated sea water for proposed two 350MW coal-fired plants which are to be sited at Aboano in the Ekumfi district of the Central Region.
VRA TO USE SEA WATER FOR COAL PLANT
The public sector wage bill last year exceeded the budget amount by almost GH¢270million despite a freeze on public sector employment, proving once again the challenge that confronts government in maintaining the wage bill within budget limits as demanded by the International Monetary Fund.
GHANAIAN ISIS RECRUIT KILLED; FINAL FUNERAL RITES HELD YESTERDAY
Mohammed Nazir Nortei Alema, the Ghanaian graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who joined terrorist group ISIS in August 2015, has reportedly been killed.
TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR JAKE
The NPP has directed that all party flags fly at half-mast in honour of the former chairman of the party, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, who died in London.
PROSPER BANI, IGP TIGHTEN SECURITY FOR MPs
Mr Prosper Bani, the interior minister, has reiterated the promise he made at his vetting to improve security of the parliament and members of the House.
BIG OAK FALLS: JAKE IS DEAD
The article focuses on the unfortunate demise of Jacob Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, the former national chairman of the opposition NPP affectionately called as Jake, in faraway London.
3 GUNNED DOWN AT AFIENYA
Three members of a family, including 57-year-old chief of Sota, a farming community near Dodowa in the Shai Osudoku district of the Greater Accra Region, were shot dead in the full glare of the public on Sunday at Mangoetsonya, Afienya, near Accra.
EC REJECTS VALIDATION
Even before the Supreme Court takes a decision on the case brought before it by Abu Ramadan and Evans Nimako to compel the EC to undertake a validation exercise as part of efforts to clean the existing voter register, the EC has resolved not to undertake the exercise.