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Weekly Wrap-up for 16th – 20th October, 2017

October 16th – 20th, makes up third week in October. In this week, a lot of stories captured the headline slot across Ghana. Below is a weekly wrap up of key issues which made headline stories on both digital and traditional media.

MON :  Ghana, C. d’Ivoire to inaugurate ITLOS body

http://www.classfmonline.com/1.11386716

 

TUE :   EPA, NPA must act to stop needless gas explosions — IES

https://www.graphic.com.gh/business/business-news/epa-npa-must-act-to-stop-needless-gas-explosions-ies.html

 

WED :   Road show for energy bond starts tomorrow

http://citibusinessnews.com/index.php/2017/10/18/road-show-for-energy-bond-starts-tomorrow/

 

THURS:  Majority continues attempt to ‘kill’ Ameri deal today

https://www.myjoyonline.com/business/2017/October-19th/majority-continues-attempt-to-kill-ameri-deal-today.php

 

FRI : ITLOS team to receive national awards – Nana Addo

https://citifmonline.com/2017/10/20/itlos-team-to-receive-national-awards-nana-addo/

 

INT’L NEWS OF THE WEEK

It has emerged that Ghanaians and other nationals in Ghana who call family, friends and business associates in Nigeria pay more compared to calls to the United States of America, China, and Canada.

Whereas the telecommunication companies charge between GHp0.21 to GHc0.96 every minute for calls to Nigeria, they charge comparatively lower [between GHp0.12 to GHc0.21] for calls to the aforementioned countries.

The telecommunications companies also charge an average of GHp0.1620 per minute for calls to China and Canada.

This is according to data published by the National Communications Authority (NCA).

For calls to Nigeria, MTN according to the report charges the highest of GHp0.96, followed by Tigo, Airtel, Vodafone, Glo and Expresso in descending order.

Exton Cubic finally sues Amewu over withdrawal of permit

http://citifmonline.com/2017/10/11/exton-cubic-finally-sues-amewu-over-withdrawal-of-permit/it

Top Headlines in the print media

  • 4 percent of total land surface “highly degraded” (B&FT P 19)
  • C$G Aleska Mining defies Gov’t directive to vacate mine. (Daily Searchlight P 2)
  • Asanko Gold Mines holds stakeholder forum (The Finder P 14)
  • NGO sets up nursery at galamsey site (Daily Heritage P 8)
  • Investment prospects in Africa’s mining sector (Graphic Business P 29)
  • Mining production surges by 6.9% in South Africa (Graphic Business P29)
  • Anglogold Ashanti donates $400,000 equipment  to Obuasi Assembly (The Chronicle P 12)
  • 61 Chinese Grabbed Over Galamsey (The Ghanaian Observer Page 8)
  • Coalition kicks against mining of bauxite in Atiwa forest (Daily Graphic P 26)
  • ‘Operation Vanguard’ seizes 30 assault rifles (Daily Graphic P 42)
  • Mining firms reduce targets for gold prices (Daily Statesman P 6)

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