This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Friday, August 5, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
MPS REJECT MAHAMA MINISTER
The Daily Guide reports in its lead story that the appointments of deputy minister-designate for Foreign Affairs and National Integration, Emmanuel Bombande and deputy minister-designate for the Eastern Region, Joseph Agmor Tetteh, have been approved by parliament while that of John Oti Bless, deputy minister-designate for Local Government and Rural Development, has been rejected.
BE TRANSPARENT NPP TELLS EC
It quotes the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) as saying that they would not sit down for any individual or group of persons to rig the 2016 general election, which they are confident of winning. They have consequently urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to show transparency in its activities.
WITCH CRASH-LANDS IN K'SI
The newspaper has it that residents of Akyeremadi, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, woke up on Thursday morning to the shocking news of a suspected witch crash-landing in the town.
NDUOM PICKS MISS GHANA AS VEEP
It says the presidential candidate of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has picked former Miss Ghana, Brigitte Akosua Korshie Dzobgenuku, as his running mate for the 2016 presidential election.
The Weekend Finder reports that spousal murders or killings do not appear to be going away anytime soon despite society’s outrage at such acts.
MOTHER ABANDONS CHILD IN FOREST
It reports that police at Adum Bamso in the Mpohor District of the Western Region have rescued a one-and-half-year-old baby boy who was abandoned by the mother in a forest.
MEAT CONTRIBUTES TO OBESITY AS MUCH AS SUGAR - RESEARACH SUGGESTS
The newspaper has it that the consumption of meat contributes just as much as sugar to growing prevalence of global obesity, new research suggests.
I'M DESPERATE FOR CHANGE
The Daily Heritage reports that the presidential candidate of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has named former Miss Ghana Brigitte Dzorgbenuku as his running mate for the 2016 general election.
SOCIAL WELFARE DEPT DRAGS CHURCH TO COURT OVER NOISE POLLUTION
It says the Department of Social Welfare in the Eastern Region is at loggerheads with the Miraculous Jesus Evangelistic Ministry, a Koforidua-based church, over unlawful occupancy of a facility belonging to the department and excessive noise making.
PRAMPRAM GETS NEW QUEEN
The newspaper has it that Prampram was on Wednesday, August 3, thrown into a state of excitement amid drumming and dancing following the successful installation of Josephine Abbey under the stool name, Naa Osabu Korkor Abbey I, as the new queen for the area.