This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Monday, August 8, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
WE’LL NOT BORROW AT ANY PRICE; BUT BOND ISSUE NOT CALLED OFF – TERKPER
The Daily Graphic reports in its lead story that the government says it is not under pressure to refinance the country’s maiden bond issued in 2007 at any price, hence the decision to pause in pricing a new 2016 Eurobond until market conditions improve.
19 PERISH IN ACCIDENT AT SUBRISO
The paper has it that nineteen people died last Saturday night when a Ford mini bus on which they were travelling was involved in a gory accident at Subriso, new Wassa Akropong in the Wassa Amenfi East District in the Western Region.
FLAGSTAFF HOUSE ORDERS 2017 PRESIDENTIAL DIARY
The Daily Guide has it that although it is not certain that President John Mahama and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) would be in power after the general elections slated for December 7, 2016, the Office of the President has started placing orders for a presidential diary for the year 2017.
IMF, GOVT SET FOR CRUNCH MEETING TO DISCUSS IMPLICATIONS OF BREACH OF BAILOUT PROGRAMME
The Finder reports that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is preparing to hold discussions with Ghana on the possible implications of Parliament’s passage of the Amended Bank of Ghana Act that includes 5% financing of budget deficit as against zero financing contained in the three-year bailout programme.
5,153 VALIDATED TEACHERS OF GES TO BE PAID
It says the Ministry of Finance has authorized the Controller and Accountant-General to pay the outstanding salary arrears of 5,513 validated teachers of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
ROAD FUND SET FOR RECORD SPENDING
The B&FT reports that the government’s commitment on road-related projects is set to hit its highest level this year since the Ghana Road Fund was established in 1985.
AGRIC NEEDS A RETHINK – BFT CEO
The newspaper quotes Edith Dankwa, CEO of the Business and Financial Times, as saying that to drastically reduce the estimated food import bill of $1.5 billion, the country’s approach to agriculture needs a rethink.