This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
COP LEADS KUMASI KILLINGS
The Daily Guide leads with news that the Ashanti Regional police command is hunting for a dismissed policeman in connection with the recent killings of some innocent people in Kumasi in the wake of robbery operations that hit some selected homes in the city.
KOMENDA SUGAR FACTORY SHUTS DOWN
It also reports that the $35-million Komenda Sugar Factory, which was recently inaugurated by President John Dramani Mahama in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Muncipality of the Central Region, has been closed down.
TEARS FLOW FOR FIRE VICTIMS
The newspaper, in its third big story, reports on the mass burial ceremony held for the seven persons who lost their lives in last Friday's fire in a house at Asante Mampong in the Ashanti Region.
SAMMY AWUKU BLASTS MAHAMA
It also quotes the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s Sammy Awuku as saying that the country's youth do not have a future under President Mahama and his governing National Democratic Congress (NDC).
ECG WORKERS ON WARPATH - GIVE PURC 7 DAYS TO RETRACT DIRECTIVE TO SUSPEND NEW BILLING SOFTWARE
The Daily Graphic, in its lead story, reports that workers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) have given the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC) seven-day ultimatum to retract its directive to the ECG to suspend the use of the new billing software.
KUMASI POLICE ARREST 10 SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS
It reports on the arrest of 10 people believed to be behind a series of robberies in the Ashanti Region by police.
MAMPONG FIRE VICTIMS BURIED
The newspaper also reports that it was a sorrowful spectacle to behold yesterday at the Mampong Hospital grounds when family members and sympathisers of the late Rev. Isaac Adu Botchey and his children gathered to bid them farewell.
ELECTRICITY GOBBLES UP SMES' PROFIT
The B&FT leads with news that Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) are reeling under the weight of high electricity cost, which has led to significant dwindling of their profit margins and resulting in some operators considering the option of temporarily shutting down.
BOG TOUTS 'POSITIVE' IMF IMPACT
It also reports that the first deputy governor of the central bank, Millison Narh, has hailed the impact of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) US$914million three-year extended credit facility as having restored confidence in the economy.
US$1.5BN TEMA PORT EXPANSION PROJECT - TWO-THIRDS OF PROJECT COST WAIVED AS TAX
The newspaper also says that if parliament approves it, the US$1.5billion Tema port expansion project will enjoy a tax waiver that is almost two-thirds the project cost.