This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
MAHAMA GRABS PISTOL
The Daily Guide claims in its lead story that President John Dramani Mahama has requested a pistol out of fear for his personal safety. The request, it says, comes despite the heavy security detail the president has at his disposal 24 hours a day.
SADA ROT SHOCKS MPS
The newspaper reports that members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament were yesterday astonished at revelations of serious infractions reported by the Auditor-General on the Savannah Accelerated Develompment Authority (SADA).
POLICE PARADE TEACHERS ATTACKERS
It reports that the Nima Divisional police yesterday organised an identification parade on 17 people believed to have taken part in the attack on some teachers at the St. John's Primary 1 & 2 School at Accra New Town.
IGNORE SKEPTICS - NANA
The paper’s fourth big story has it that the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged Ghanaians not to pay heed to the skeptics who have always made it a point to crticise policies and programmes announced by him.
SURCHARGE FORMER SADA CEO FOR WASTEFUL EXPENDITURE OF GHC186,372 ON TURKISH TRIP - PAC
The Daily Graphic reports in its lead story that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament has directed the management of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to surcharge the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the authority, Mr Gilbert Seidu Iddi, for a wasteful expenditure of GHC186,372 on a trip to Turkey in 2012.
LEAD CAMPAIGN FOR SOLUTIONS; FLOATING VOTERS ASKED
The newspaper quotes the president of the Full Gospel Church International (FGCI), Bishop Samuel Noi Mensah, as saying that floating voters must lead a campaign to demand from political leaders workable solutions to the perennial floods in Accra, as the 2016 electioneering season heats up.
N-GAS SHUTS DOWN SUPPLY OVER $166.3 MILLION DEBT
The Finder leads with news that N-Gas, the main supplier of gas to Ghana's Volta River Authority (VRA), through the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP), has shut down supply due to indebtedness of over $166.3 million.
SADA EXONERATES ACI CONSTRUCTION OVER AFFORESTATION PROJECT
It reports that the Chief Executive of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), Charles Abugri has denied before parliament's Public Accounts Committee, reports that trees were not planted in the infamous afforestation project.
GOVT TO ISSUE 5-YR GHC500M BOND THURSDAY
The newspaper’s third big story has it that Ghana will issue a five-year GHC500m domestic bond this week as it seeks cheaper sources of funding to support its budget and restructure debt.
IGP RECEIVES DOCTORATE DEGREE
It also reports that Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Kudalor has been awarded a doctorate degree in Psychology and Christian Counselling by the Dayspring Theological University in Dallas, USA.