This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Monday, July 25, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
BAWUMIA EXPOSES GOV’T OVER IMF DEAL
The Daily Guide leads with news that the vice-cresidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, believes there is more to what the government has been telling Ghanaians regarding the finances of the country and its dealings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
COP KILLED IN NIGERIAN KING CONVOY IN CAPE COAST
It reports that a 40-year-old police dispatch rider, General Corporal Miichael Essel, met his untimely death in an accident in Cape Coast in the Central Region.
HORROR AT CEMETERY: 8 CRUSHED TO DEATH
The newspaper reports that eight persons died when the brakes of one of two tipper trucks, which tried to overtake four other vehicles in a convoy, failed and the truck ran over the victims who were near a cemetery.
IMF BAILOUT IN JEOPARDY AS MPs KICK AGAINST BoG’s ZERO FINANCING OF GOV’T
The Finder reports in its lead story that the government’s refusal to submit the agreement covering the three-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout programme to Parliament for approval before signing onto it in April last year is now threatening to derail the programme and deny Ghana access to disbursement of the next tranche of balance of payment support.
GOV’T ACCEPTS GH ¢967.5M IN 5-YEAR DOMESTIC BONDS
The newspaper says the government accepted GH¢967.5 million worth of bids for a five-year domestic bond issue on Thursday and will pay a fixed yield of 24.75%, transaction arrangers said.
I CAN’T BE BRIBED; POSTERITY WILL BE MY JUDGE – JJ
The Daily Graphic reports that former President John Rawlings has opened up about allegations that he received a bribe from late Nigerian President Sanni Abacha.
$30 ‘SAFETY CHARGE’ TO HIT AIRLINES
The B&FT reports in its lead story that the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is seeking to charge $10 per passenger and $20 per tonne of cargo as ‘safety charge’ on every international air-ticket and cargo in the country starting August 1, 2016.
AGI ‘NOT AMUSED’ WITH STATIC POLICY RATE
The newspaper has it that the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has expressed disappointment at the Bank of Ghana’s decision to maintain its policy rate at 26 percent for the fourth consecutive time, arguing it will not provide any respite for businesses.