Here are newspaper frontpage stories in Ghana for Thursday, April 5, 2016. We feature the Daily Guide, B&FT, Business Finder and the Today newspapers.
WONTUMI FREED! STOPS TRFFIC IN KUMASI
The embattled Ashanti Regional NPP Chairman, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, aka Chairman Wountumi, yesterday bretathed the air of freedom after spending a night in police cells over an assault charge.
I LIKE POLICE CELLS – JB KILLER
Daniel Asiedu, the 19-year-old man being tried over the murder of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the NPP MP for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, has said that he is more comfortable in police custody.
ANAS JUDGE DIES
One of the dismissed high court judges implicated in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas political bribery and corruption scandal has passed on.
OFFICE RENT CHOKES BUSINESSES
Rising cost of office space rental in major business districts in the capital, has significantly increased the cost of doing business for medium to large scale businesses, while small businesses are pushed to the brink.
CORRUPTION IMPEDING FDI – CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER EXPRESSES WORRY
Ghana is a good place to invest, but the country needs to deal decisively with the corruption that stands in the way of investors, particularly where people are asked to make “unapproved payments”, Christopher Thornley, Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana, has said.
DUTCH DISEASE RUINS ECONOMY
Six years after the discovery and production of oil in commercial quantities, critical sectors in Ghana's economy, agriculture and manufacturing have been consistently abysmal in performance.
GHANA DROPS IN ECONOMIC RANKING
Ghana's economy has dropped to the 12th position from its previous 11th position on the African continent.
SHOW OF POWER: FIRE BOSS SEIVES TWO TRUCK
The decision by the Chief Fire Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Dr Albert Brown Gaisie, to seize the only tow truck belonging to the Eastern Regional office of the GNFS has created tension between officers in the region and the GNFS boss.
ONGOING VOER REGISTRATION: NPP TIGHTENS SECURITY AT AFLAO BORDER
Investigation by Today newspaper have uncovered that the NPP has beefed up its security detail at various check points along the borders of the Volta Region.