This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Thursday, July 14, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
MAHAMA COMMISSIONS WATER PROJECT
The Daiy Guide leads with news on President Mahama’s 'accounting to the people' tour of the Northern Region.
EC ANNOUNCES NEW TIMETABLE
It says the Electoral Commission (EC) yesterday announced a new timetable in the run-up to this year's general election.
FREE SHS IS COMING - NANA
The newspaper quotes the 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as saying that victory for him in this year's elections will be an opportunity for his government to implement the Free Senior High School policy which he espoused in the run-up to the 2008 and 2012 elections.
KUFUOR, RAWLINGS CROSS SWORDS
It reports that a 60-year-old woman was nearly lynched at the Adabraka Fish Market after she was accused of selling human meat to unsuspecting customers.
EC HOT OVER NEW DATE
The paper reports that the constitutional, legal and parliamentary affairs committee of parliament is not convinced about the readiness of the EC to hold the elections on November 7.
FANTEAKWA NORTH MP IN TROUBLE
The Daily Heritage leads with news that one thousand customers of bankrupt Fanteakwa Rural Bank have threatened to disrupt the campaign of the opposition New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Fanteakwa North constituency, Kwabena Amankwah Asiamah, in the upcoming November 7 election if the bank fails to refund their monies.
GEORGE BOATENG FIGHTS LAWYER - IN SANITATION CASE
It has it that Mr George Boateng, the man who wanted to contest President John Mahama for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential slot, had a verbal brawl with his lawyer, Mr Hingford Debrah, at the Madina district magistrate court in Accra
EC ALLAYS FEARS
The newspaper quotes the Electoral Commission (EC) as saying that it is working towards this year's general election with two dates in mind and that voting could take place either on November 7 or December 7.
2,400 WOMEN DIE OF CERVICAL CANCER ANNUALLY IN GHANA
It quotes a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana Medical School, Dr Samuel Antwi Oppong, as saying that about 2,400 women die of cervical cancer annually in the country.
HEALTH MINISTRY TACKLES RISING MALNUTRITION
The paper reports that the Minister of Health, Mr Alex Segbefia, has launched the national nutrition policy to check rising malnutrition among Ghanaians, especially children under five years.
POOR RAINFALL THREATENS MAIZE PRODUCTION IN B/A
The B&FT reports in its lead story that maize farmers in the Brong Ahafo Region fear losing their investments to poor harvest, as irregular rainfall pattern lingers.
ACCESS BANK WINS 2016 EUROMONEY 'BEST BANK TRANSFORMATION' AWARD
It has it that Access Bank, ranked as one of Africa's 20 largest banks, has received the award for 'Africa's Best Bank Transformation' in the Euromoney 2016 Awards for Excellence.
CONTAINER VERIFICATION REGIME TAKES OFF
The newspaper quotes the deputy chief executive officer of the Ghana Shippers' Authority (GSA), Sylvia Asana Owu, as saying that the container weight verification - a directive from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) that all export cargo should be weighed to meet a specific gross mass before they could be loaded onto vessels - took off in the country barely two weeks ago and that the transition process is by far a success.
'GALAMSEY' ACTIVITITES LIKELY TO AFFECT COCOA PRODUCTION TARGET
It reports that the spate of illegal mining activities, otherwise known as galamsey, could cutback Ghana's target of 900,000 metric tonnes of cocoa production set for the 2016/2017 crop season if immediate steps are not taken to address the menace, industry experts have warned.
FERTILISER CONSUMPTION IN W/A AMONG THE LOWEST - REPORT
It says fertiliser consumption in West Africa is one of the lowest in the world, citing a report of the committee on food, agriculture and aocoa Affairs in Parliament.