This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Monday, August 1, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
The Daily Guide reports in its lead story that the deputy minister-designate for local government and rural development, John Oti Bless, who doubles as National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkwanta North in the Volta Region, is in hot waters following what has been described as 'reckless comments' amid threats made against Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood.
MINISTERS MOUNT PRESSURE ON MAHAMA
It says more Ministers and some appointees of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government are putting pressure on President John Mahama to grant amnesty to the three party activists who were convicted for contempt by the Supreme Court last week.
TONY LITHUR AGAINST PARDON FOR MONTIE 3
The newspaper reports that President John Mahama's lawyer during the landmark Presidential Election Petition, Tony Lithur appears to disagree with those who are putting pressure on the president to pardon the three National Democratic Congress (NDC) activists - now known as Montie 3 - convicted for contempt by the Supreme Court.
REVIEW $953.4M POWER DEAL
The Finder reports in its lead story that energy policy think-tank, the African Centre for Energy Policy, (ACEP) has raised concerns about project cost, tariffs and generation regarding the 400MW thermal power plant valued at $953.4 million. The agreement is before parliament.
OVER 30,000 NHI CARD REGISTRANTS CANNOT VOTE
It has it that the decision by the Electoral Commission (EC) not to extend the 10 days given to National Health Insurance (NHI) card holders whose names were deleted from the voters' register means 32,485 of the affected persons who could not re-register cannot vote on December 7.
MAHAMA MUST REBUKE MINISTERS, APPOINTEES
The newspaper reports pressure group, OccupyGhana, as cautioning President John Mahama against pardoning the Montie three imprisoned for contempt of court as such an action would undermine the judiciary.
CLEARING AGENCY IN TROUBLE
The Daily Graphic reports in its lead story that the British High Commission is collaborating with the security agencies, including the customs divisions of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), to investigate circumstances under which a custom house clearing company attempted to clear a container cargo at the Tema Port under a diplomatic cover.
'FREE MONTIE 3' MOVEMENT HOLDS VIGIL
It reports that a group calling itself Free Montie 3 Movement, led by the deputy general secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Koku Anyidohu, last Friday held a night-long vigil in Accra in solidarity with the three individuals who have been jailed for contemptuous statements against the Supreme Court.
NCCE URGES PARTIES TO EDUCATE SUPPORTERS ON SPOILT BALLOTS
The newspaper quotes the chairman of the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Samuel Akuamoah, as urging political parties to begin the process of educating their supporters on how to vote accurately to prevent the spoilage of ballots.