This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
BILL TO FIRM NOV POLLS BEFORE PARLIAMENT
The Daily Graphic reports in its lead story that a bill to amend Article 112(4) of the 1992 Constitution to ensure that presidential and parliamentary elections are held on the first Monday of November of every election year has been laid before Parliament.
NGO MARKS UN DAY FOR ELIMINATION OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT
It reports that the United Nations General Assembly on June 19, 2015 approved by consensus, a new resolution to commemorate June 19 of every year as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
POLITICAL PARTIES BALLOT FOR FREE AIRTIME FROM GBC
The newspaper says registered political parties contesting the 2016 general election have balloted for their position for free airtime on the state television, Ghana Television (GTV) operated by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
NDP CONFIDENT OF VICTORY - NANA KONADU
It quotes the founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP) and wife of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, as saying that President Mahama's acceptance of the Ford Expedition vehicle gift from the Burkinabe businessman, Mr Oumarou Djibril Kanazoe, was wrong.
GIVE ME SECOND TERM – MAHAMA BEGS ASHANTIS
The Daily Guide’s lead story is about the President John Mahama’s tour of the Ashanti Region. The paper says the president is seeking a second term on the grounds that he has done enough to improve the lives of the people in his first term in office.
NACOB WILD OVER COCAINE GIRL’S ‘HOUSES’
It reports that the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) have served their affidavits in opposition to claims by Akua Adubofour, mother of Ruby Adu-Gyamfi aka Nayele Ametefe, in the case in which the woman is battling the state over two confiscated houses purportedly belonging to her daughter.
GEORGE BOATENG ARRESTED
The newspaper also reports that George Boateng, the man who wanted to contest President John Mahama for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential slot, has been arrested.
IT’S NANA – 54%, MAHAMA – 41%: GOODMAN AMC ONLINE POLL REVEALS
The Finder leads with the results of an online opinion poll which says the candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has established a 13-point lead over president John Mahama, who is seeking re-election on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress.
VOTING FOR THE WRONG PERSON HAS DIRE CONSEQUENCES – PREZ KUFUOR
It quotes former President John Agyekum Kufuor as saying that Ghanaians should carefully consider the choices that would be placed before them during the upcoming elections.
HOUSING DEFICIT: STAKEHOLDERS PROPOSE JOINT VENTURE INVESTMENT
The newspaper says stakeholders in the housing industry have proposed the need for joint venture investments as a means to reduce the current housing deficit facing the country.