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Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ghanaian Newspaper today, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

myjoyonline.comWed, May 31, 2017 Wed, May 31, 2017

Minority condemns ‘barbaric’ murder of soldier, urges restraint

The Minority in Parliament says the gruesome murder of a military officer in the Central Region demonstrates the lawlessness the country has been plunged into for the past months.

The Nationla Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs in a statement Tuesday want government to protect the “enviable” democratic record bequeathed to it by the past administration.

Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu condemned the killing of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama by some residents at Diaso on Monday while on his early morning jogging.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Capt. Mahama’s killers will pay; Akufo-Addo vows

President Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned the horrific killing of the commanding officer of a military detachment guarding a mine at Denkyira-Obuase in the Central Region.

The president has assured Captain Maxwell Mahama's family that the security agencies will leave no stone unturned in smoking out the perpetrators.

The officer, who was said to have gone for an early morning jogging, was lynched by a mob after they allegedly mistook him for an armed robber because he was in possession of a weapon.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Rawlings calls for cool heads over soldier's killing

Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has called for calm and restraint as the security agencies investigate the unfortunate lynching of a serving military officer at Denkyira-Obuasi.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the former President expressed his sincere condolences to the wife, family and the unit of the late Captain Maxwell Mahama for their unfortunate loss.

“Your loss is a loss to the whole country. Your husband, son and brother lost his life serving his country.”

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Capt. Mahama’s death challenges my citizenship - Uncle

The uncle of Captain Maxwell Mahama, young military officer lynched by Denkyira-Obuasi residents on Monday said, the family wants justice to bring a closure to his gruesome killing.

Prof. Fred Mark Bagonluri says it is unfortunate a man who has sworn to defend his country had to die in such a manner.

“A man who decides to save his nation has to die in war, and not murdered by the very citizens that he swore an oath to protect and defend against both internal and external aggression.

“For him to die in this manner challenges my citizenship,” he said.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Diaso lynching: Armed Forces calls for calm among soldiers

The Ghana Armed Forces is urging its troops to remain calm following the gruesome murder of an officer in the Central Region.

It said it was working to bring justice to the deceased and those affected by his murder.

Captain Maxwell Mahama of the 5th Infantry Battalion was lynched and burnt by some angry residents at Diaso, the capital of the Upper West Denkyira District on Monday.

The Armed Forces in a statement signed by the Director of Public Relations, Colonel Aggrey-Quarshie, said it has commenced investigations into the murder.

Citi FMTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Osafo Maafo, Atta Akyea, Ursula missing in Akufo-Addo's 19-member Cabinet

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has submitted to Parliament a list of 19 Ministers who will make up his Cabinet Tuesday.

The President’s action is in fulfilment of Article 76(1) of the 1992 Constitution which enjoins him to select some Ministers to form his Cabinet.

The Article states that, “There shall be a cabinet which shall consist of the President, the Vice President and not less than ten and not more than nineteen Ministers of State.”

It did not state which Ministerial portfolio should be included in the Cabinet of any government.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

The unnecessary political twist and turn of the GHs9.7bn bond

The ‘$2.25bn’ Templeton bond saga is a classic example of ‘PR motivated by political spin’ gone bad. I am a strong believer in institutional policy making and cringe when politicians seek to overwhelm the technical space of public relations.

The art of PR makes one minded that your public is not restricted to your customers but include competition and other stakeholders.

Needless to say, politicians ought to be reminded that their public involves more than the electoral public. Focus on sharing facts and cut the political spin.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Camilla opens up as never before - in her own words - on the pressure of public life

* Duchess of Cornwall shared her views about relationship with Prince of Wales

* Camilla discloses difficulties she faced on becoming Charles’s second wife

* She also highlights the physical and emotional burdens of her hectic schedule

The Duchess of Cornwall has shared her views for the first time about her relationship with the Prince of Wales and the pressures of marrying into the Royal Family.

Daily Mail.comSat, May 27, 2017 Sun, May 28, 2017

SWAG Awards: Anthony Baffoe wins Sports Personality of the Year

Former Ghana international Anthony Baffoe was named Sports Personality of the Year on Saturday by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana at their 42nd Awards Night.

The General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana was awarded for his role in international football administration and his contribution to the development of football in Ghana, particularly at the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG).

myjoyonline.comSun, May 28, 2017 Sun, May 28, 2017

Atsu, Wakaso, left out of Ghana squad

Christian Atsu has been left out of the 30-man Ghana squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.

The 25-year-old forward is one of several high-profile players omitted by Kwesi Appiah in his first squad since his second coming as Black Stars coach.

Atsu, who signed for newly-promoted English Premier League side Newcastle United this week, is joined on the sidelines by Mubarak Wakaso, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Razak Brimah.

BBC SportsThu, May 25, 2017 Thu, May 25, 2017

More shake up in Ghana Immigration Service

Thirty-one middle-level management officials of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have been reassigned from their duty posts across the country.

This is the second major shake-up under the watch of new Comptroller of GIS, Kwame Asuah Takyi, who took office in March this year.

The officers affected are of Superintendent, Chief Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent ranks.

Earlier this month, 45 senior officers were transferred including the Head of Public Affairs at the Immigration Service Francis Palmdetti.

myjoyonline.comThu, May 25, 2017 Thu, May 25, 2017

Ghana, Sierra Leone agree to ratify agreement for cooperation

Ghana and Sierra Leone have agreed to ratify the agreement for cooperation between the two countries, so as to provide the legal framework for addressing their trade and investment concerns.

Despite the good relations that exist between the two countries, there is no framework for cooperation to guide these relations
This development has hampered the deepening of bilateral ties and cooperation amongst the two countries.

myjoyonline.comThu, May 25, 2017 Thu, May 25, 2017

I will not shield any corrupt public official – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated unequivocally that he will not shield any public official found to be engaged in acts of corruption or malfeasance, but will ensure that the laws of the land are applied fully, without fear or favour.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the recent news of the arrest of some Customs officials responsible for the loss of some GH¢1.2 billion in revenue to the state is part of the efforts his government is making to block revenue leakages at the country’s ports.

3 NewsThu, May 25, 2017 Thu, May 25, 2017

Ghana-producer-price-inflation-eases-4-8-pct-April

ACCRA, May 24 (Reuters) - Ghana's producer price inflation fell to 4.8 percent year-on-year in April from 6 percent the month before, as a stronger local currency cut import prices, the statistics office said on Wednesday.

Producer inflation has come down from more than 48 percent in 2014, a sign of progress in stabilizing the economy under an International Monetary Fund programme that looks set to be extended beyond its April 2018 end date.

Daily Mail.comWed, May 24, 2017 Wed, May 24, 2017

Russians, Ukrainians detained over illegal mining [Photos]

The two Russians and Two Ukrainians who were arrested on Monday in Ghana for engaging in illegal mining spent the night at the Kumasi Central Police Station in the Ashanti Region.

They are expected to be brought to Accra later today, Tuesday for further investigations.

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu ordered the arrest of the four foreign nationals for flouting the mining laws of the country.

Citi FMTue, May 23, 2017 Tue, May 23, 2017

Calls for regulatory body for housing

Players in the real estate industry are calling for the creation of a supervisory body to regulate the real estate industry in the country.

The Managing Director of NTAC Properties Limited, Mr Jerome Eshun, who made the call, explained that such a body, when established, must be empowered to check unscrupulous and shoddy service providers in order to bring sanity into the real estate sector.

Graphic OnlineTue, May 23, 2017 Tue, May 23, 2017

Akufo-Addo condemns ‘despicable’ Manchester bombing

President Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned the Manchester Arena terror attack describing it as "despicable and cowardly acts."

He expressed shock at the attack which left 22 people dead including an eight-year-old girl and injuring over 59 people at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande..

The President tweeted Tuesday saying, “Shocked and saddened by yesterday’s terror attack in Manchester, resulting in the deaths of 22 people and injuries to 59. . .

myjoyonline.comTue, May 23, 2017 Tue, May 23, 2017

If private sector fails under this gov't then it is Ghana's fate - Akufo-Addo

Government says businesses now have their best chance to succeed because their ambition is matched by a government which is private sector focused.

In his preliminary remarks at the opening of 2017 CEO's Summit Monday, Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo told business leaders, fate has presented them a government that has a "tireless desire" to see them succeed.

Delivering an address on behalf of President Nana Akufo-Addo, the Senior Minister was happy to tell a "true story" to dramatise his belief that if corporate Ghana fails, then it must have been written in the stars.

myjoyonline.comMon, May 22, 2017 Tue, May 23, 2017

The $150m mystery: Three Ghana Gas helicopters missing?

Although government has paid $150m for three helicopters for Ghana Gas Company, the whereabouts of the choppers remains a mystery, the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has revealed.

It is not known whether the helicopters have been delivered or missing.

"I have asked about the helicopters but there are no answers forth coming” Dr Steve Manteaw who is a member of the committee said Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Tuesday.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 23, 2017 Tue, May 23, 2017