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Gh¢3bn lost over financial irregularities – Starr Fm

At least Gh¢3,311,963,314 of tax payers’ money have been lost in the public sector due to financial irregularities. The irregularities which occurred at the sector ministries and their respective public board and corporation and statutory institutions took place in seven forms – outstanding debtors/loans recoverable charges, cash irregularities, payroll …

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Stop the propaganda; 1-D-1-F is a serious business – Gov’t – Starr Fm

The National Coordinator of government’s One-District-One-Factory project Gifty Ohene-Konadu has dismissed as ridiculous claims that former president John Mahama must be acknowledged for laying the foundation for the yet to be constructed Ekumfi Fruit Processing Company. According to the former Member of Parliament for Ekumfi, Abeiku Crentsil, the governing …

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EOCO probes SSNIT staff – Starr Fm

Some staff of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) are being investigated by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) over various acts of malfeasance, board chairman of the Trust has revealed. “….As I stand here some employees and former employees of SSNIT are before EOCO,” said …

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Exton Cubic Group clears air over Nyinahini Bauxite Concession – Starr Fm

Exton Cubic Group Limited has denied media reports that it is scheming with Engineers and Planners (E&P) to engage in illegal mining at the Nyinahini bauxite concession. “We wish to state emphatically that the said publications are false and a total misrepresentation of the actual facts of the issue. …

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Akufo-Addo kicks off 1-D-1-F policy Friday – Starr Fm

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Friday, August 25, 2017 launch government’s flagship policy known as ‘One District One Factory’ at Ekumfi in the Central region. The launch will include a sod-cutting to begin the construction of the Ekumfi Fruit Processing Company which will process pineapples for the …

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Tow levy was senseless – Nduom – Starr Fm

Business magnate Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has commended the Akufo-Addo-led government for putting aside the mandatory tow levy following a public uproar. According to the 2016 flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), the levy “just did not make any sense”. The government has been compelled to drop the …

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Tow levy wasn’t planned well – JL Holdings boss – Starr Fm

The Executive Chairman of JL Holdings Dr. James Orleans-Lindsay has backed government’s decision to back down on the mandatory tow levy. The Transport Ministry announced over the weekend the government has scrapped the project until the tow law is reviewed. “The government has decided not to implement, the mandatory …

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Govt’s discontinuation of tow levy apt – GPRTU – Starr Fm

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has lauded government’s decision to cancel the “controversial” and mandatory tow levy. The government said in a statement that the cessation of the implementation of the policy originally scheduled to have started in July “follows extensive consultation between the minister for transport and stakeholders …

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MTN pays mobile money subscribers GH₵ 25 million in interest – Starr Fm

MTN Ghana has made payments of over GHS25 million in interest to about 7.8 million Mobile Money customers for the first half of 2017. The amount comprises of GHS13.6 million paid in May for quarter one and GHS11.5 million paid in August for quarter two this year. MTN made …

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