This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Thursday, May 26, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
SKILLS DEV'T BUDGET EXPECTED TO RISE TO GH₵700M
The B&FT leads with news that the government could end up spending as much as GH₵700 million annually on skills development in the coming years to tackle youth employment.
PALM OIL AN ABANDONED WEALTH
It reports on a research finding that palm oil is the world's most produced and consumed oil, and the most productive oil crop in the world, which accounts for more than half of the global import and export trade of all vegetable oils.
GN ELECTRONICS READY TO DRIVE MADE IN GHANA AGENDA
The newspaper also reports the launch of Groupe Nduom brand’s new subsidiary, GN Electronics, which aims to assemble quality electrical gadgets in the country.
I WILL REDUCE KILLER LIGHT BILLS - NANA
The Daily Guide leads with a pledge by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer for the 2016 elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that he will reduce electricity tariffs (light bills) if Ghanaians give him the mandate to become president in the November polls.
NKRUMAHISTS ARE CRIMINALS SAYS RAWLINGS
It reports in its second bigmstory that former president Jerry John Rawlings has described some of the politicians claiming to pursue the ideals of Ghana's first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, as criminals.
JOHN PAINTSIL ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING POLICE OFFICER
In its third big story, the newspaper reports that former Black Stars defender, John Paintsil, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting two police officers at East Legon, Accra.
ECONOMY BEST IN 2006 TO 2008, 2011
The Business Finder’s lead story has it that analysis of the Ghanaian economy in the last 20 years (1996 till date), reveals the years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011 are arguably the periods that the economy performed very well, according to selected performance economic indicators compiled by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER).
HIGH UTILITY TARIFFS KILLING BUSINESSES
The newspaper also quotes the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) as saying that over 95 per cent of businesses in Ghana are reeling under the impact high electricity and water tariffs and multiplicity of taxes.