This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
KOMENDA BACK TO LIFE - AS PREZ MAHAMA INAUGURATES SUGAR FACTORY
The Daily Graphic leads with news that President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated the revamped Komenda sugar factory and has pledged to fashion a national sugar policy that will create an enabling environment for the sugar industry to thrive.
BOAT DISASTER CLAIMS 13 LIVES AT YEJI
It reports on the Yeji boat disaster that occurred on the Volta Lake in the Pru District in the Brong Ahafo Region on Sunday afternoon which has claimed 13 lives.
AKUFO-ADDO IN POLITICS OF CONVENIENCE, NOT PRINCIPLES
The newspaper, in its third big story, states that the national organiser of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams, has described the 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as practising politics of convenience instead of one of principles.
2 PREGNANT WOMEN, 11 OTHERS DIE AT YEJI
The Daily Guide leads with news of the tragic boat accident on the Volta Lake over the weekend,noting that the death toll has increased to 13.
STUPID! ALLOTEY JACOBS GOES WILD IN US
Its second big story states that Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs, who was alleged to have been arrested in London for money laundering, yesterday threw caution to the wind when he repeatedly described questions put to him as 'absolute rubbish.'
ROBBERS KILL COP IN ACCRA
The newspaper also reports that a police corporal with the Accra Regional Police Command was last Friday killed while another was severely injured during a gun battle with a suspected hardened armed robber at Asofan, a suburb of Accra.
VRA'S DEBT NOW $1.5BN STRUGGLES TO BUY FUEL FOR THERMAL PLANTS
The Finder's big story says that the debt of the Volta River Authority (VRA) has hit $1.55 billion, threatening its ability to continue to purchase fuel to fire thermal plants in the country to ensure sustainable generation of electricity.
$1.6BN FOOD IMPORTS UNDER NDC WORRYING - NANA ADDO
The newspaper also reports that the the 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, is blaming the decline of the agriculture sector on the import of foreign food produce by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.
PRIVATE SECURITY GROUP CRIES FOR REGULATOR
The B&FT leads with a call by theAssociation of Private Security Organisations of Ghana (ASPOG) for the speedy passage of a comprehensive law that will adequately regulate operations of private security and a disincentive to investments in the sector.
BOST TO SUE AMERICAN FIRM OVER US$109M CONTRACT
It reports on a statement by the acting managing director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Kwame Awuah-Darko, that the company is considering legal action against American Tank and Vessel Company for failing to honour its obligation in a US$109milion contract signed in 2006.
GHANA EXPORTS US$9M WORTH OF APPAREL UNDER AGOA
The newspaper also reports that Ghana's export of apparel and clothing under the American Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has expanded from less than US$250, 000 in 2001 to more than US$9million last year, the US Embassy has said.