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Remove taxes on Petroleum products – GPRTU – Starr Fm

Commercial drivers are demanding the scrapping of taxes on petroleum products in the 2018 budget statement. The drivers say the high taxes on petroleum products has astronomically increased fuel prices and the cost of providing transportation services in the country. The Secretary of the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union (GPRTU) Issah …

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Gov’t to launch restoration of trainee nurses allowance

Government has announced it will on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, launch the restoration of the monthly allowance for trainee nurses. The allowance which was cancelled by the Mahama administration in 2014 became a key element of the Akufo-Addo campaign igniting interest among nurses and parents. A statement announcing the launch …

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N/R: Assemblies won’t finance  Akufo-Addo’s visit – Minister

The Northern regional minister Salifu Sa-eed has called on the various municipal and district assemblies in the region to disregard the statement from the regional coordinating council asking them to pay GHC5,000 each towards President Akufo-Addo’s tour of the region. The minister in a statement said the order, which has …

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Over 90k more students enrolled – Nana Addo – Starr Fm

President Akufo-Addo has told the United Nations that the decision by his government to implement the Free Senior High School education policy has led to the enrollment of over 90,000 students who would have otherwise dropped out of school. He said the program has made it possible for the less …

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Nkrumah founded Ghana – Mahama – Starr Fm

Former President John Mahama has waded into the age-long but revived debate over whether Ghana has a single founder or founders. In the view of Mr. Mahama “Osagyefo’s emergence as the Founder of modern Ghana and an international symbol of freedom was not by accident”. The comment by Mr. Mahama …

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Act on corruption now or lose goodwill – GII to Nana Addo – Starr Fm

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has called on President Akufo-Addo to act swiftly on reports of corruption in his government or risk losing the confidence of Ghanaians. According to the anti-graft body, many Ghanaians voted for the President in the 2016 elections because of his seeming hard line stands …

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Go fight galamsey at Denkyira-Boasi – Valerie to Rawlings – Starr Fm

A former deputy Chief of Staff Valerie Sawyer has urged former President JJ Rawlings to go and help the fight against illegal mining at Denkyira-Boasi now New Boasi, if he has nothing challenging to do. In an epistle addressed to the NDC founder, the media-shy politician accused Rawlings of …

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Kufuor noted for good decisions – Nana Addo – Starr Fm

President  Akufo-Addo has praised his predecessor John Agyekum Kufuor describing him as a man noted for taking good decisions. In his view, the appointment of former Chief Justice Georgina Wood is one of the prudent decisions the former president took. “President Kufuor was a man noted for taking good …

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Gov’t announces monitoring team – Starr Fm

The Ministry of Education has announced a monitoring team to oversee government’s flagship education program – Free SHS. The team include representatives from the National Ambulance Service, National Fire Service, National Security, school heads and Auditors. The minister of education Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh announced this at a consultative …

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NPP will help teachers acquire own homes – Akufo-Addo – Starr Fm

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised to improve the lives of Ghanaian teachers by helping them acquire their own houses. The president speaking on Saturday at the 21st Congregation Ceremony of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) said “accordingly, government intends to facilitate teacher training nationwide, as well …

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