This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
I TOOK ABACHA $2M - RAWLINGS
The Daily Guide leads with news that former President Jerry John Rawlings has finally broken his long-held silence over some of his dealings with the late Nigerian dictator, General Sani Abacha, including the controversial $5 million 'gift' scandal.
MONTIE FM OWNERS STORM SUPREME COURT
It reports that Salifu Maase aka Mugabe, the embattled radio host and his National Democratic Congress (NDC) panelists, who threatened to kill justices of the Supreme Court over issues involving the Electoral Commission (EC), are expected to know their fate at the apex court today.
EC IS NOT READY FOR NOV 7 POLLS
The newspaper says that there were mixed reactions and diverse views on the date for this year's general election at a public forum yesterday.
NMC WORRIED OVER OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE
It reports that the National Media Commission (NMC) is worried about the use of offensive words in the Ghanaian media, especially on radio.
MAHAMA APPOINTS INJURY TIME MINISTERS
The paper reports that President John Mahama yesterday announced the nomination of Emmanuel Bombande as a deputy minister for foreign affairs and regional integration in a new wave of appointments, in what pundits have described as 'injury time' ministers - less than six months to election.
The Daily Heritage reports in its lead story that the new air blowing through the political circle in Ghana was highly felt in Accra yesterday as many people in Accra rushed to get T-shirt of the flagbearer of the All People's Congress (APC), Dr Hassan Ayariga.
AYARIGA PULLS CROWD IN ACCRA
It reports that the acting president of the Shai Traditional Council, Nene Nornor Sordji V and five others have been cited for contempt after failing to comply with a court order instructing them to process documents to gazette, Odeopor Martey Koodjoe Awah as the paramount chief of the area.
SHAI TRADITIONAL COUNCIL SUED FOR CONTEMPT
It says that the leadership of Concern Youth of Asante has applauded His Excellency, John Dramani Mahama for his immense developmental projects executed under his able leadership in the Ashanti Region.
UFP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE PRAISES MAHAMA
The newspaper reports that the aspiring parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the Progressive People's Party (PPP) for Offinso South constituency in the Ashanti Region, Mr Kojo Kwarteng, has challenged government to set in motion effective measures that will seek to get more people to take part in the national sanitation day exercise.
GOV'T MUST WHIP UP INTEREST IN NATIONAL SANITATION DAY EXERCISE
INDUSTRIES CRY OVER DUMSOR
The Finder’s reports in its lead story that Industries in Ghana say the failure of Ghana Grid Company (GRDCo) to publish a load shedding timetable has made planning difficult, throwing their production cycles out of gear.
LAND GUARDS ATTACK CSIR STAFF
It reports that some workers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) headquarters in Accra were yesterday attacked and manhandled by land guards who have encroached on their land.
GHOSPA COMPLAINS OF UNFAIR CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The newspaper quotes the Government and Hospitals Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) as saying that its members are facing serious difficulties in concluding negotiations on conditions of service in public health facilities across the country.
ATTA-BOATENG CONFIRMED AS NITA BOSS
It has it that President John Dramani Mahama, in accordance with the advice of the governing board of National Information Technology Agency, given in consultation with the Public Service Commission, has authorised the confirmation of the appointment of Mr George Atta-Boateng as Director-General of the National Information Technology Agency (NITA).