This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Friday, June 10, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
HEAVY RAIN SINKS ACCRA CAUSES FEAR AND PANIC
The Daily Guide’s big story is on flooding in Accra after torrential rains which early Thursday morning and persisted till about 11pm.
GIRL, 2, SWEPT AWAY IN TEMA FLOOD
It reports the disappearance of a two-and-half-year-old girl who was reportedly swept away by raging floodwaters Thursday morning. Residents were said to have tried to rescue her but failed.
COURT FREES SLY MENSAH
It reports that a high court in Accra has ordered the immediate and unconditional release of all frozen bank accounts belonging to Sylvester Mensah, former chief executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).
BAWUMIA STORMS OBUASI
The newspaper says the running mate of the NPP flagbearer, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, was greeted by scores of party supporters and sympathisers on Wednesday as he visited the gold city of Obuasi to pray with the Muslim community in the municipality.
AK-47 RIFLES CONCEALED IN RICE
According to the Daily Guide, the Northern Regional police command has confiscated a bag of local rice containing three AK-47 rifles, three magazines and 160 live ammunition at the Samkpala lorry station in Tamale. The bag of rice was bound for Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The Weekend Finder watermelon farmers of the crop are losing money due to the lack of storage facilities and access to ready market.
ROT IN FARMS WATERMELON GROWERS COUNT LOSSES
TAX ADMINISTRATORS GATHER SYNERGIES ON EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
According to the newspaper, the commissioner of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr George Blankson, has cited the exchange of information between tax administrators within the sub-African region as the surest way to unlock the benefits of tax transparency for African countries.
CHEMPHE WELCOMES FIRST BABY
It also reports on the birth of musician Chemphe’s new baby.
The Daily Heritage reports that Traders at the pedestrian Shopping mall at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra were overwhelmed by Thursday’s floods in Accra.
FLOODS EXPOSE GOVERNMENT
SLY MENSAH FLOORS BNI AS COURT ORDERS RELEASE OF FROZEN ACCOUNTS
Its second big story reports that the financial division of an Accra High Court presided over by Georgina Mensah Datsa has ordered the state to defreeze the bank accounts of the former chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester Mensah.
INSURANCE FARMERS TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS - MPS
The newspaper says that members of parliament are advocating for an amendment to the Insurance Act of 2006 to accommodate insurance for farmers to help mitigate the effects of climate change.