This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Thursday, June 23, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
FORD EXPEDITION GIFT BROUHAHA...ALLEGATION BASELESS - PRESIDENT MAHAMA
The Daily Graphic leads with the call by President John Dramani Mahama for anyone with evidence of corruption against him to invoke the constitution to take him on.
NPP CALLS FOR NON-PARTISAN PROBE
It reports on the New Patriotic Party (NPP)’s call for a non-partisan probe into the Ford Expedition car gift made to President John Mahama and the manner certain contracts were awarded to the Burkinabe who gave out the gift.
DR MAHAMA PLEDGES RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP
The newspaper quotes the PNC flagbearer, Dr Edward Mahama, as saying that he would offer responsible leadership that will bear the consequence of any pitfalls in governance.
FUEL DEALER KILLED BY ARMED ROBBERS
It reports that a wayside fuel dealer was in the early hours of yesterday shot dead by three suspected armed robbers close to where he operated his fuel station at Kotwi-Nkoransa, near Kumasi.
NPP DEMANDS PROBE
The Daily Guide in its lead story reports the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) as saying that it is more than convinced that the relationship between Burkinabe contractor, Djibril Kanazoe and President John Mahama, coupled with the gift of the Ford Expedition vehicle to the president, influenced the sudden winning of contracts in Ghana by the Burkinabe.
MAHAMA BREAKS SILENCE ON CAR GIFT
It reports that President John Dramani Mahama has condemned his critics who are accusing him of being corrupt, and has asked them to deal with him if they think he is corrupt.
EC BOSS DODGES MPS
According to the newspaper, the image of the electoral Commission (EC) was further dented when officials of the commission, including the two deputy commissioners in charge of operations and corporate services, were asked to leave the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing for not adequately preparing to answer queries raised in the Auditor General's report of 2013.
SUBMIT GITMO 2 DEAL
It reports that the Supreme Court yesterday ordered the Attorney General (AG) to produce the agreement signed between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government and the United States of America to bring to Ghana the two hardcore terrorists that were held at Guantanamo Bay.
GDP JUMPS BY 4.9% IN Q1
The B&FT reports in its lead story that the Ghanaian economy grew at an annualized rate of 4.9 percent in the first three months of this year in spite of a slow pace in consumer spending and wobbly financial markets.
BULK CASHEW EXPORTERS THROW PROCESSORS OUT OF OPERATION
Its second big story has it that despite Ghana's cashew processors having a combined capability of 60,000 metric tonnes, agri-processors suffer from a deficit of raw inputs, leaving only two of Ghana's twelve cashew nut processors in operation as of May 2016 - or in some cases, completely idle.
DVLA TARGETS CAPITAL MARKET178,080 ON RENT
The newspaper reports that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) wants to raise funds from the capital market to finance its ambitious expansion plans to better serve Ghanaians.
STLF SPENDS US$
It reports that the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF), the institution responsible for disbursing loans to needy students in various tertiary institutions, spent US$178,080 as a two-year rent advance in June 2011, the 2014 Auditor's General's report has revealed.