This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
MINISTER APPROVAL IN LIMBO
The Daily Guide reports in its lead story that the minority in Parliament - the New Patriotic Party - is leading a crusade to get the house to reject the nomination of National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkwanta North in the Volta Region, John Oti Bless, as deputy Minister of local government and rural development.
BLOWS AT CPP OFFICE
It has it that the headquarters of the Convention People's Party (CPP) was almost turned into a boxing arena yesterday when supporters of the suspended general secretary and the national youth organiser, Nii Armah Akomfrah and Ernesto Yeboah, respectively, clashed with some stoutly-built men (machomen) allegedly hired by the leadership of the party.
POLICE CHIEF ESCAPES DEATH IN DEADLY CRASH
The newspaper report that three people died on the spot at Eastern Quarry Junction, near the Military Training School at Shai Hills along the main Tema Akosombo Highway, when an Urvan mini bus reportedly collided with a police staff vehicle, which had the Western Regional police commander on board.
JUJU BOY NABBED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER
It has it that a 20-year-old dancer, Charles Ashietey alias Zaga, has been detained by the Tema police for allegedly attempting to kill a junior high school (JHS) student for rituals at Abonkor, a suburb of Tema Newtown in the Greater Accra Region.
OVER 10,000 BABIES DIE
The Finder leads with news that a total of 10,166 babies died in 2015 due to birth asphyxia – a breathing abnormally at birth.
AVIATION FUEL TO GO DOWN BY 20%
The newspaper reports that the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) will soon formally announce a 20 per cent reduction in the cost of aviation fuel.
GCAA COMMISSIONS NEW TRAINING COMPLEX
It has it that the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has completed an ultra-modern seven-storey complex for its training academy, with the aim of training more students within the subregion.
SQUATTERS DARE AMA
The Daily Graphic reports that a year after the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) demolished some illegal structures at Agbogbloshie and its environs in Accra, some of the squatters have returned to the place to settle.
COMMITTEE SET UP TO PROVIDE MECHANISMS FOR ONLINE CHILD PROTECTION
It has it that the Ministry of Communications has set up a 27-member steering committee to provide a national framework for online child protection by working with other stakeholders to create mechanisms that would prevent the abuse of children on the internet by adults.
MOTHERS COMPLAIN ABOUT NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FREE MATERNAL CARE
The newspaper reports some nursing mothers in the Ho municipality as expressing concerns over what they described as the non-compliance of the free maternal health care policy by the various health facilities in the municipality.
DISMISS ALLEGATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST AGAINST ME - PRESIDENT TELLS CHRAJ
It says President John Dramani Mahama has asked the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to dismiss allegations of conflict of interest levelled against him.