This article brings you a summary of some of the top newspaper headlines in Ghana for Wednesday, August 17, 2016. Follow YEN.com.gh for details of the stories throughout the day.
NEW TWIST TO MONTIE SAGA
The Daily Guide reports in its lead story that a private legal practitioner has sued the government at the Supreme Court, seeking an order to prevent President John Mahama from granting pardon to the three NDC activists who were jailed by the court for contempt a couple of weeks ago.
K’SI ROBBERS GUNNED DOWN; 24 ARRESTED
The newspaper says 24 suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the police in a swoop which was aimed at getting rid of hoodlums in Kumasi, the Ashanti Region capital.
CRACKS IN NORTHERN REGION NDC
The Finder quotes a leading member of the NDC, Alhaji Ibrahim Mobilla and a pro-NDC youth group, as warning that the party may lose the December elections if the national executives fail to act swiftly to whip up the regional executives to work.
2 TEENAGE THIEVES ESCAPE DEATH
The newspaper has it that two boys suspected to be behind several unresolved stealing cases in Butummegyabu, a community near Sekondi, for a long time escaped death by the skin of their teeth after neighbours who arrested them rescinded their decision to burn them alive.
CHIEF WANTED FOR INVOLVEMENT IN POLICE RECRUITMENT SCAM
The Daily Graphic reports that the Omanhene of the Kajaji Traditional Area, Nana Kofi Anyiko I, has been cited as the prime suspect in another fake security services recruitment.
GHANA NEEDS 300,000 JOBS ANNUALLY TO RESOLVE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
The newspaper says Ghana’s economy needs about 300,000 new jobs yearly between now and 2020 if the country is to avoid increasing unemployment in both the rural and urban areas.