This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Thursday, July 21, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
THEY WANT ME DEAD – NDC ‘MP’CRIES
The Daily Guide quotes Anthony Osei Gyimah, the embattled National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Abuakwa North, who stepped down on Monday following pressure mounted on him by the party to pave for Emmanuel Victor Smith, Ghana’s high commissioner to the United Kingdom, as saying that he lives in fear.
SHS BROKE, FACES SHUTDOWN IN SEPTEMBER
It reports that most secondary schools in the country are struggling for survival and may not be able to reopen for the next academic year, according to the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS).
PREZ NEVER ERRED IN APPOINTNG JUSTICES OF SUPREME COURT, EC BOSS
The Daily Graphic leads with news on yesterday’s dismissal by the Supreme Court of three suits which challenged the methods adopted by the Ppesident in appointing justices of the Supreme Court and the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC).
WORLD BANK APPROVES NEW PROCUREMENT FRAMEWORK
It reports that the World Bank Group has approved a new procurement framework for projects financed by the bank with effect from July this year.
2 FUGITIVES ARRESTED
The newspaper has it that two of the suspects who escaped from the cells of the Abofour Police Station last Tuesday have been re-arrested.
OPPORTUNE TIME FOR POLICY RATE FALL
The B&FT reports that the chief Economist at Standard Chartered Bank Africa, Razia Khan, has expressed optimism that the monetary policy committee of the Bank of Ghana will in its next meeting ease tightening of the monetary policy rate which it has recently maintained at 26 percent.
REVIEW COPYRIGHT LAW TO PROTECT BUSINESS
It quotes the director of research and projects of the Ghana Employers Association (GEA), Mr Charles Asante-Bempong, as saying that the urgent review of the country’s Copyright Law Act 690, 2005 will save and protect firms from collapsing as the current law does not provide severe punitive measures for individuals who steal or copy others’ inventions or creations.
ECONOMY IN CRISIS: BORROWING SPREE MUST STOP – CEPA
The Business Finder reports that economic and policy think tank, the Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA), has warned that Ghana is in financial crisis and cannot continue the borrowing spree.
BIG DROP IN FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS
The newspaper reports that more Ghanaians and businesses could be keeping their foreign currencies, particularly US dollars, outside the banking sector, according to the latest macroeconomic and financial data of the Bank of Ghana.