This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Tuesday, August 9, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
KOALA ROBBERS JAILED 150 YEARS
The Daily Graphic leads with news that the five people who conspired and robbed an employee of the Koala Shopping Centre in January this year were yesterday sentenced to a total of 150 years by the Accra Circuit Court.
MINISTER WARNS AGAINST CLOSSAG STRIKE
The newspaper quotes the minister of employment and labour relations, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, as saying that Civil servants who continue with the strike declared by the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOSSAG) will forfeit their salaries for August.
ROAD CRASHES CLAIM 1,034 LIVES FROM JANUARY TO JUNE THIS YEAR
It reports that least 1,034 people died nationwide in 6,205 road crashes from January to June this year, the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has said.
MONTIE 3 TO BE FREED? COUNCIL OF STATE TO MEET
The Daily Guide reports that there are strong indications that the three NDC activists who were convicted for contempt by the Supreme Court two weeks ago are going to be pardoned soon.
LATEST GOODMAN AMC ONLINE POLL ON DECEMBER 7 ELECTIONS: NANA ADDO, 49%; MAHAMA, 44%
The Finder reports that with 120 days more to the December 7 elections, an online opinion poll indicates that if the elections were held in July, Nana Akufo-Addo would obtain 49% of votes cast while President Mahama would secure 44% of votes cast.
GHANA IN TALKS TO REASSURE IMF OVER NEW LAW AHEAD OF AID REVIEW
The newspaper has it that Ghana began talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday to reaffirm its commitment to a three-year aid programme after parliament passed a law breaching a key requirement of the $918 million deal, sources told Reuters.