This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
AFOKO THROWN OUT
The Daily Graphic leads with news that the legal action by suspended national chairman of the NPP Mr Paul Afoko, challenging his suspension was yesterday dismissed by the human rights division of the Accra High Court.
PRESIDENT CHALLENGED OVER MONTIE TRIO
It has it that a legal practitioner, Mr Elikpilim Agbemava, wants the Supreme Court to restrain President John Mahama from pardoning the Montie trio until a suit challenging the President’s prerogative of authority is determined by the court.
NPP FLOORS AFOKO
The Daily Guide also carries the story that a human rights court in Accra presided over by Justice Anthony K. Yeboah, yesterday affirmed the indefinite suspension of Paul A. Afoko as the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
‘FOREIGN’ VOTERS MISSING IN COURT
The newspaper reports that some voters in the Ho West Constituency of the Volta Region who are suspected to be foreigners failed to appear before a magistrate court where a case was filed against their eligibility to be registered as voters.
ONLY 6.6M VOTERS VERIFIED; 29550 NHI CARD VOTERS RE-REGISTERED
The Finder reports that despite the fact that exhibition of the voters’ register is very important in the electoral process, less than half of registered voters verified their names during the 21 days of voters’ exhibition exercise carried out by the Electoral Commission.
TOR TO CONVERT GH¢950M BANK DEBT TO 10-YEAR BOND IN 3 WEEKS
The newspaper says the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Ghana’s only processor of crude into fuels, is converting bank loans held by lenders to re-organise its debt and streamline repayment.