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Mahama will post, restore allowance for ‘neglected’ nurses – Azorka

BY EDWARD ADETI Vice National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Sofo Azorka, has assured Ghanaians former President John Dramani Mahama will restore allowance for trainee nurses and ensure unemployed nurses are posted to health facilities if he is returned to power at the 2020 polls. He …

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Parliament approves GH₵2 billion request to save five local banks

Parliament Thursday approved the issuance of a Sovereign Guarantee of up to GH₵2 billion in favour of Ghana Amalgamated Trust (GAT) Limited. GAT, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) backed by the government, was incorporated in December 2018 to raise up to GH¢2 billion and invest in five indigenous banks. The …

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Begin to shed load in Accra – GRIDCo to PDS

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has asked new power distributor Power Distribution Service (PDS) to begin to shed load in some parts of Accra until March 19.. According to GRIDCo, the request to PDS has become necessary due to the diversion of 330KV Aboadze-Volta transmission line at Pokuase due …

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MP builds 800-seater community centre at Nyanor

THERE WAS wild jubilation by the chiefs and people of Nyanor, a-farming community in the Upper West Akim District of the Eastern Region, when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr Derek Ohene Assifo Bekoe, commissioned an 800-seating capacity ultra-modern community centre he had …

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GRA boss, others not sacked

BY PHILIP ANTOH | CONTRARY TO media reports that the Commission-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr Kofi Nti, has been sacked, the Commission has issued a statement to deny the report. According to the Assistant Commissioner in charge of Communication and Public Affairs, Mr Kwasi Bobie-Ansah, neither …

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Shake-up in Parliament.Ayariga, others removed from Select C’ttees

BY KOBINA WELSING THERE HAS been a shake-up in the leadership of some Select Committees of Ghana’s Parliament. According to Starr News’ Parliamentary correspondent, Ibrahim Alhassan, the Chairman of the Subsidiary Legislation Committee and Bawku Central Member of Parliament (MP), Mahama Ayariga, and the Ranking Member of the Health Committee, …

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Wahala for teachers .Employment after training not automatic, says govt

BY MOHAMMED AWAL THE EDUCATION Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, has said trained teachers who have passed their licensure examination after their national service would only be employed based on declared vacancies. “Those who passed the licensure exams at the end of their national service shall then apply to the Ghana …

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Premix Fuel Secretariat makes GH¢7 M profit

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | THE NATIONAL Premix Fuel Secretariat (NPFS), under the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has realised an amount of GH¢7, 000,000.00 from 19 landing beaches across the country for the first time in its history. This was after the secretariat, for the first time, enforced …

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MP charges Gomoa Buduatta chiefs to focus on development

MEMBER OF Parliament (MP) for Gomoa East Constituency in the Central Region, Mr Kojo Asemani has indicated his readiness to work with the various chiefs and traditional office holders, particularly the development Chief (Nkosoohene) for Gomoa Buduatta community, Nana Agyei Donkor to quicken the pace of socio-economic development and growth …

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Amnesty Intl Ghana organises ‘Balance for Better’ dialogue .Calls for priority for women’s issues

BY PHILIP ANTOH /philip.antoh@dailyheritage   THE DEAN of Faculty of Law at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof Kwame Frimpong, has said there is the need for Ghanaians to give priority to woman and celebrate their right because they form an integral part of society. According to him, …

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