This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Friday, August 12, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
ADDRESS BASIC EDUCATION PROBLEMS TO DEAL WITH POOR WASSCE RESULTS – TEACHER UNIONS
The Daily Graphic reports in its lead story that the two main teacher unions, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) say addressing problems at the basic education level is key to solving the problem of poor performance of students in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
GOVT INCREASES ALLOWANCE OF SOLDIERS ON PEACEKEEPING DUTIES
It says the government has increased the allowance for Ghanaian troops on United Nations Peacekeeping operations by $1 a day.
EXTEND TENURE OF PRESIDENCY – KUFUOR
The newspaper quotes former President John Kufuor as calling for a review of the 1992 Constitution to extend the tenure of office for elected Presidents.
SOLDIERS BOMBARD MAHAMA AT BURMA CAMP
The Daily Guide reports in its lead story that President John Mahama yesterday tasted the anger and frustration of the officers and men of the Ghana Armed Forces when he visited the Burma Camp military base in Accra.
NDC ‘STEALS’ NPP SLOGAN
The newspaper says the ruling NDC appears to have taken the manifesto slogan the NPP used for the keenly contested 2012 general elections and doctored the opposition party’s Hope video advert for its (NDC’s) 2016 campaign.
YOU ARE NOT GOD – A-G TELLS JUDGES
It reports that Attorney-General Mareitta Brew Appiah-Oppong has charged judges, who are usually referred to as ‘next to God’, to show courtesy everybody because they are not gods.
‘WEE’, ALCOHOL NEW CRAZE FOR GIRLS
The Finder reports that a serious health and social disaster lurks to hit raw nerves of the Ghanaian society if no pragmatic steps are taken to curb the increasing rate of alcoholism and use of marijuana among the youth in the country.
MODERN TREATMENT PROCEDURE FOR LIVER CANCER PATIENTS
The newspaper says people with liver cancer disease in Ghana have a new hope with the introduction of a new treatment procedure call the Microwave Tumour Abiation.