This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Thursday, June 2, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
NPP CHAIRMAN SHOT DEAD
The Daily Guide leads with news of the murder of Baah Tweneboah, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) polling station chairman for Aputuogya DA Primary in the Bosomtwe Constituency of the Ashanti Region, who was shot dead by suspected robbers on Tuesday.
I DON'T HAVE PARKINSON'S - RAWLINGS FUMES
The newspaper also reports that the former president, Jerry John Rawlings, has denied a report by Africawatch magazine that he has Parkinson's disease.
COCOBOD BLOWS MILLIONS
In its third big story, the paper reports the New Patriotic Party (NPP) member of Parliament for Kwadaso and ranking member of the Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs Committee, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, as questioning why the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) could spend so much on just fertilizer, pesticides and rehabilitation of cocoa farms - which together is almost twice the amount of GHc484.3 million budgeted for the whole food and agriculture ministry this year.
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SACK NAVY OFFICERS NOW! - VOLTA CHIEFS DEMAND
The Today newspaper's leads with news that the chiefs and people of Torgor-Dzemeni in the Kpeve District of the Volta Region have demanded the immediate sacking of four navy officers in the area.
TEMA SHIPYARD AGAIN!
The newspaper also reports that aggrieved members of the Senior Staff Association (SSA) and Junior Staff Association of Maritime and Dockworkers Union (MDU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) of PSC Tema Shipyard Limited have petitioned President John Dramani Mahama over what they describe as "gross mismanagement" of the company by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Ahmed Ali Tunde, and the board members.
KILLER ELECTRICITY TARIFFS - ECG BLAMES MAHAMA TAXES - NOT METERS
The New Statesman says the Electricity Company of Ghana is blaming the recent huge electricity tariffs on the taxes imposed by the Mahama government, as well as the withdrawal of subsidies forced by the International Monetary Fund.
NPP TAKES IGP TO TASK OVER RAID AT PARTY HEADQUARTERS
The newspaper also reports that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has demanded the outcome of investigations into a dawn raid at its headquarters last year from the Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor.
ECONOMY: INVESTOR CONFIDENCE DWINDLES - AS BOND SALES WOBBLE
The Business Finder's lead story has it that Ghana's fiscal challenges continue to impact negatively on its creditworthiness as investors shun debt instruments sold by government in its bid to raise funds to retire maturing debts.
INCOMES UNDER FURTHER THREAT AS INFLATION SOARS
It reports in its second big story that Accra-based research firm, InvestCorp, is predicting that consumers' real incomes are set to decline significantly following threats of further inflation hikes.
PETROLEUM LAWS MUST PUNISH CORRUPT OFFICIALS - ACEP
The newspaper also reports the call by the Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP), an energy focused think-tank, for oil and gas producing countries in Africa to incorporate anti-corruption clauses in their petroleum laws and contracts to improve accountability and avert the wastage of oil resources.