The Minority in Parliament has served notice that they will summon the Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko to the lawmaking chamber over government’s decision to extend the controversial Karpower deal. The deal with the independent power producer which was contracted by the erstwhile administration to address the country’s power challenges at the time was originally for 10 years but has been extended by a further 10 years by the government after scathingly criticizing it, arguing that the arrangement was highly priced, and was not value for money. Starr News sources at Karpower confirm negotiations are ongoing with government in that regard. A final agreement is, however, yet to be signed. The African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP), also recently called on government to renegotiat
At the ‘Ghana First’ demonstration to disagree with Ghana's defence cooperation agreement with the United States of America on Wednesday, the demonstrators conveyed their message through various placards. "Akufo Addo return the US$ 20 million", "Oh grandpa "Nana" please!! don't sell us & go, we beg you ooooo!!", "Our future is at stake, Mr President", were some of the interesting inscriptions on the placard the demonstrators carried.
The Executive Director of the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG) Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey has described the eviction of shop owners operating around the Nima residence of President Akufo-Addo by the National Security as “mean” and “exploitative.” The shop owners who have been operating around the President’s private residence for more than two decades have been given a March 15 deadline to relocate after receiving various compensation package. The compensation package ranges between GHC3,000 and GHC10,000. However, the shop owners are grumbling over what they say is the woefully inadequate compensation considering the fact that their means of livelihood is being taken away from them. “They have given us the money but we are not happy about the amount. Some of us have bee
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has left Ghana to attend the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit, being held in New Dehli, India, at the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron. The Summit, which is being attended by 25 Heads of State and Government, will provide a dedicated platform for co-operation amongst solar resource rich countries, aimed at realising “the common goals of increasing the use of solar energy in meeting the energy needs of ISA member countries in a safe, convenient, affordable, equitable and sustainable manner.” The Summit will also result in the signing of a “New Delhi Declaration”, which will prioritise solar energy and, thereby, ensuring “power for all”. Whilst in Ind
Government has announced that it intends to extend the current maternity leave to enable nursing mothers stay home a little longer. Currently, the constitution allows women to stay home for only 12 weeks after delivery. Speaking at an event to commemorate the International Women’s Day, the Deputy Employment and Labour Relations Minister, Bright Wireku-Brobbey, said his outfit has started drafting the Maternity Protection Bill to put before parliament to provide an additional two weeks to enable women stay home to cater for their babies. Though civil society groups have advocated for at least six months stay home for nursing mothers, Mr Wireku-Brobbey said this is an initial stage and believes there is more room for improvement. “It is Maternity Protection Bill and per ILO C
Embattled New Patriotic Party deputy general secretary Nana Obiri Boahen faced the party’s Steering Committee today, and details emerging from the sitting revealed that the Steering Committee referred Nana Obiri Boahen’s case to the party’s disciplinary committee for further action. This follows some damaging allegations he made against his party in a leaked audio that has gone viral that the presidency sponsored the party’s congress in Cape Coast, mynewsgh.com has learnt. With the case now referred to the Disciplinary committee, it appears Nana Obiri Boahen’s profuse apology since the issue broke has not been accepted. Nana Obiri Boahen, in the leakedphone conversation he had with an activist of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwaku Skirt, claimed that, the
The Second lady, Samira Bawumia who is known for her unique sense of fashion does not fail to blaze the fashion trail wherever she finds herself. Samira Bawumia is currently a subject of discussion on various social media platforms for the exquisite outfit she wore to the 61st Independence parade Her choice of dress for the occasion puts her at par her peers at the celebration of Ghana’s 61st Anniversary at the Black Stars Square today. The event is christened Ghana Beyond Aid in which President Nana Addo Dabkwa Akufo-Addo promised to work to ensure that Ghanaians are able to go about their daily duties without fear or panic. “I want to make this clear: no miscreant will have the space to terrorize citizens and generate a sense of insecurity in our country,” Nana
Founder and General Overseer of God’s Crown Chapel, Prophet Reindolph Oduro Gyebi, popularly known as the Eagle Prophet has disclosed that the spirit of the late Dancehall artiste, Ebony Reigns born Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng has been tormenting him for 14 times. He also alleged that the video of the late Ebony taken by the mortuary attendants was meant to be used to bound her spirit; prevent her from going after her killers. “Ebony’s spirit has visited me… 1, 2,3… 14 times. You remember she came to Instagram to insult me when I told her God revealed to me she will die… but I know it was not her fault. Some spirits and forces were pushing her. Yes, I am saying she came to me 1, 2, 3, 4… 14 times! Yes! And you see, the recent video of her at the mortuary is for rituals to bind her
Respected Dancehall musician, Stonebwoy paid a visit to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital Accident ward where he paid the medical bills of patients who otherwise could not afford. The musician said it was in line with his passion to give back to society, given that years ago he himself was at ward and in need of help. Many have praised the gesture On social media and have encouraged other artists to emulate Stonebwoy. Here is the full statement from Stonebwoy he LIVINGSTONE Foundation Paid Visit To The Accident Centre Wards Of The KORLE-BU Teaching Hospital To Make Some Donations And Pay Outstanding Bills Of Some Patients On the Ward On the occasion of My Birthday. I decided to remember and spend this day with those who found themselves where I found myself 15years ago as a re...
A woman believed to be in her 70’s has been confirmed dead in a rainstorm disaster at Atiwa District of the Eastern region. The deceased was hit by a flying object when the rainstorm ripped off her house. She was severely injured and rushed to the hospital but died as a result of her injuries. The incident occurred Monday. According to information gathered, about 15 houses were affected displacing more than 60 occupants at Asunafo and Abomosu communities. Foster Doe, the District Operations officer of the National Disaster Management Organization confirmed the incident to Starr News. Meanwhile, officials of NADMO in the region are alarmed over the high incidents of rainstorm and Windstorm disasters recorded almost across all Districts and Municipalities in the region.