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Subah launches Transform Society Challenge – Starr Fm

To transform Ghana’s Digital space, Subah Infosolutions Ghana, a leading IT & telecommunications solutions provider has launched a ‘Transform Your Society’ (TYS) Challenge. The challenge will offer Ghanaians the platform to promote their ideas on how they can transform society through the adoption of ICT as well as promoting …

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‘Galamsey’ threatens cocoa seedling production – Starr Fm

Activities of illegal miners, who use hazardous chemicals in their operations, have made River Birem unsuitable for irrigation purposes, threatening the production of cocoa seedlings by the Seed Production Division (SPD) of the Ghana COCOBOD at Bunsu in the Eastern Region. Asare Anthony, the Principal Technical Assistant of the …

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NLA to formalise ‘Banker to Banker’ operators – Starr Fm

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) is planning to triple its earnings to government by streamlining activities of stakeholders, especially banker to banker operators. The Authority pays about Gh¢35 million every year to government. The NLA has drafted a strategic plan to formalise the banker to banker operators. It has …

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Gov’t to partner Home Economists to create jobs – Starr Fm

The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffour Awuah has hinted of plans to collaborate with Home Economists to provide jobs for the teeming unemployed youth in Ghana. Speaking at the 2017 International Biennial Conference organized by the Ghana Home Economists Association, he said if the nation wants …

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Tink Labs launches Handy Smartphone in Ghana – Starr Fm

Tink Labs Limited, one of Hong Kong’s most successful start up that revolutionizes travel and tourism has launched its Handy Smartphone and announced its partnership with Ghanaian hotels to offer mobile travel solutions to visitors. The device which is the first of its kind in Africa provides enormous benefits …

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Gov’t must increase domestic revenue – IFS – Starr Fm

Economic management for the past six months has been prudent but economic growth has largely hinged on oil, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS). The IFS is predicting that if government does not take measures to grow the non-oil sector, it might miss its Gross Domestic Product …

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Cabinet approves establishment of Electricity Market Oversight panel – Starr Fm

Ghana’s electricity sub-sector will soon have an oversight body regulating its activities, as envisaged in a Legislative Instrument passed by Parliament in 2008. Officials of the Energy Ministry say the Electricity Market Oversight Panel (EMOP) would among others, seek to monitor the general performance of electricity transmission, ensure smooth …

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Economic growth depends on non-oil sector – IFS – Starr Fm

The Executive Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) Prof Newman Kusi has said the country’s ability to fund projects that will boost the economy depends on the non-oil sector. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, July 27, 2017 Prof Kusi said: “Even though the coming on stream …

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Gov’t revamps GITC to fight dumping – Starr Fm

The Trade Ministry has announced that government will soon be going hard on foreign firms that dump their products in Ghana. Dumping occurs when manufacturers export a product to another country at a price below the price charged in its home market or below its cost of production. The …

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Local banks express concern over treasury single account – Starr Fm

Local banks in Ghana have said they are unable to comply with a directive by government to transfer monies held by government entities with local banks to the central bank under the Treasury Single Account initiative as demanded by the Public Financial Management Account (Act 921). According to the …

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