This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
PURC QUERIES POWER COMPANIES OVER CURRENT CHALLENGES
The Daily Graphic reports in its lead story that the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) yesterday held a crunch meeting with the three power companies to ascertain why power consumers are still experiencing power outages.
EPA WILL LEAD TO JOB LOSSES – CSOs
The newspaper quotes the executive director of the Third World Network, Dr Yao Graham, as saying that more than 40,000 jobs will be lost in the next 10 years if Ghana goes ahead to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) in its present form.
HOW COP MURDERED FAMILY INSIDE STORY
The Daily Guide reports in its lead story that details are emerging about the motive behind the brutal murder of a mother-in-law and two children by Lance Corporal Winfred Dodzie Amuzu, a 32-year-old policeman attached to the Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) Unit of the Tema Regional Police Command.
AFOKO IN COURT WITH POLICE
It says verdict in the case in which suspended NPP chairman Paul Afoko is seeking to overturn the party’s decision is expected to be given on Monday, August 15.
GREEENSTREET BLASTS MAHAMA OVER DUMSOR
The newspaper quotes Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, flagbearer of the CPP, as saying that the Mahama-led administration is bereft of ideas to tackle the resurgent power crisis that has led to the collapse of businesses in the country.
TOR BREAKS DOWN AGAIN
The Finder reports that ageing equipment and failure to undertake three consecutive turnaround maintenance since 2011 are taking a heavy toll on the operations of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) as the refinery has broken down again due to a mechanical fault, which has put it out of operation for over a month.
NIA: NDPC BEMOANS MULTIPLE BIOMETRIC DATA COLLECTION
It quotes the chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Professor Kwesi Botchway, as saying that separate collation of biometric data by various organisations is the impediment to achieving an integrated national identification system.
GBESE MANTSE RAISES RED FLAG
The Today newspaper reports that the Gbese Mantse and Adonten of the Ga State, Nii Okaidja III, has bemoaned the rampant shooting and killing of innocent people in connection with chieftaincy and land disputes in the Ga State.
CONCERNED POWER USERS TO STORM FLAGSTAFF HOUSE
The newspaper reports that a group calling itself the Concerned Power Users of Ashanti has threatened to picket at the flagstaff house and parliament house should the high cost of electricity bills persist in the country.