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Source: myjoyonline, com - The weak leadership of President John Mahama is to blame for the excessive and extravagant use of state funds by public officials, Abuakwa South MP says.

Samuel Atta Akyea portrays the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) as lax on rooting out profligate spending and corruption in the country.

Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - President John Dramani Mahama has urged Ghanaians to reject the "propaganda" by his opponents that the economy is in crisis.

In a brief assessment of the health of the economy while addressing staff and students of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in Sunyani yesterday, he said: "The economy is healthy, and so when somebody says the economy is in crisis, we don't see where the crisis is coming from."

Source: starrfmonline. com - The former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Amalgamated Bank Limited, (now Bank of Africa) Mr. Menson Torkornoo has slammed the Bank of Ghana for its decision to purchase 72 gold watches for some retiring staff.

Source: myjoyonline. com - The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu Constituency says the decision by the Bank of Ghana to purchase gold watches for its workers is in bad taste.

Source: citifmonline. com -The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has denied claims it engaged in frivolous spending following reports that it blew US$504,000 on gold watches explaining that the expenditure is part of its policy.

The BoG in a statement also assured that no procurement rules were breached in presenting sole sourcing justification to the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) for approval.

Source: classfmonline. com - The office of Nana Akufo-Addo, flag bearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has not left for the UK as purported in a statement circulating on social media, his Press Secretary Eugene Arhin has said.

Source: citifmonline. com - The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) running mate, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, will today [Thursday], deliver a lecture on the state of Ghana’s economy.

Source: starrfmonline. com - The Chairperson of the Civil Society Platform on Oil and Gas, Dr. Steve Manteaw has called for the formulation of more effective laws and regulations to manage the petroleum resources of the country.

Source: B&FT Ghana - Tomato sellers in the country have abandoned tomatoes produced in large volumes across the Brong Ahafo Region in favour of Burkinabe and Ivorian tomatoes, B&FT has learned.

The traders claim locally produced tomatoes are watery, too seedy and above all, have shorter lifespan, hence their preference for exotic varieties.