Home / GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT

Gov’t terminates 11 power purchase contracts at $400m – Starr Fm

The Akufo-Addo government has terminated 11 power purchase agreements at a cost of $400 million to the state since assuming power, Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko has told Parliament. Also, 7 other power contracts have been deferred following recommendations of the Philip Addison-led review committee set up by the government. The …

Read More »

2018 budget will create massive hardships – Minority   – Starr Fm

The Minority in Parliament has predicted next year will be a difficult year for Ghanaians despite assurances by government of better times ahead. According to the NDC minority, claims by President Akufo-Addo that the 2018 budget will create jobs is a mirage since evidence on the grounds run contrary to …

Read More »

Gov’t to partner academia for business growth data – Starr Fm

Government says it is partnering academia to churn out more business focus research to aid policy making and planning. According to the Business Development Minister, Ibrahim Awal Mohammed, many businesses fail to expand due to lack of proper research to aid decision making. Speaking to Starr Business at the Executive …

Read More »

Gov’t to partner academia for business growth data – Starr Fm

Government says it is partnering academia to churn out more business focus research to aid policy making and planning. According to the Business Development Minister, Ibrahim Awal Mohammed, many businesses fail to expand due to lack of proper research to aid decision making. Speaking to Starr Business at the Executive …

Read More »

Ghana can’t develop without Science – GUNA – Starr Fm

The Ghana United Nations Association (GUNA) has called on government to prioritize Science and Technology if it is serious about developing the nation. According to GUNA, countries that have developed on the back of science have done so by developing internationally accepted scientific solutions to local challenges in all sectors …

Read More »

IMF unreasonable – Kwaku Kwarteng – Starr Fm

A Deputy Minister for Finance Kwaku Kwarteng has described the International Monetary Fund as unreasonable following the Bretton Wood institution’s concerns over the undersubscribed Energy bond floated by the government. The attack was made on GHOne television hours after the deputy minister had told Morning Starr host Francis Abban that …

Read More »

E/R: Panic at Asesewa gov’t hospital as power plant breaks down

The only emergency standby generator plant at Asesewa government hospital has broken down for the past two weeks. The situation has stimulated anxiety among health officials that, activities at the hospital will come to a halt should there be a power outage in the community. Also apart from losing some …

Read More »

GNPC no longer cash cow – Agyarko – Starr Fm

The Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko has served notice that days when the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), was used as a cash cow are over. “It had a solid balance sheet and that balance sheet was leveraged to support other government entities in providing either guarantees or limited liquidity …

Read More »

Osafo Maafo hints of Public sector job cuts – Starr Fm

Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo has hinted of possible job cuts in the public sector after admitting the sector is full. “The public sector is full,” the senior minister told an IEA forum,  adding, government may “even have to lay some off.” According to the former Finance minister, the …

Read More »

Gov’t PR must mobilise all behind vision – Gayheart – Starr Fm

Public Relations Personality of the Year 2016, Gayheart Edem Mensah, has suggested that one of the key roles of Government PR is to mobilise Ghanaians behind the vision and major objectives of the government. That, he believes, is an area where the PR Machinery of successive governments have struggled …

Read More »