Newspaper headlines for today, March 22, 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.
3 SOUTH AFRICANS ARRESTED FOR ACTS LIKELY TO COMPROMISE NATIONAL SECURITY
Three retired South African police officers have been picked up at Agona Duakwa in the Central Region for allegedly engaging in activities with national security implications.
They are 54-year-old Major Ahmed Shaik Hazis (Rtd.), 39-year–old WO/ Denver Dwayhe Naidu (Rtd.) and 45-year-old Captain Mlungiseleli Jokani (Rtd.).
DON’T FEAR SPY BILL
Edward Doe Adjaho, speaker of parliament has assured Ghanaians that the Spy Bill will be scrutinized in an open and transparent way.
POWER: 450MW LOST; INCREASED SUPPLY FROM IVORY COAST CRITICAL
The shutdown of FPSO Kwame Nkrumah for maintenance is expected to last for two weeks. This coupled with limited gas supply from Nigeria for Sunon Asogli Power Plant, has knocked off some 450 megawatts from electricity generation.
VEEP LAUNCHES 64 CHPS COMPOUNS TODAY
Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur will join the people of the Upper West Region at Nadowli Kaloe to launch a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) policy today.
REDUCING POLICY RATE IS NO OPTION – WAMPAH
The governor of the Bank of Ghana, Kofi Wampah says reducing the policy rate, which now stands at 26 percent, is not on the cards as long as government continues to record high deficits and inflation stay above its threshold.
BUREAUCRACY HARMING BUSINESSES IN AFRICA – KOFI ANNAN
The former United Nations General Secretary, Kofi Annan has bemoaned the perennial frustratingly long processes that African businesses go through before getting permits and licenses to engage in economic activities.
According to him the bureaucracy encourages corruption.
PUBLIC SPENDING UNDER CHECK
Parliament has passed a new public legislation – Public Procurement Act (2015) – as part of efforts to strengthen the regulations on the purchase of public goods and service.