Ghana to receive 1.3m Pfizer vaccines from US
The Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, has assured the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that the United States will soon donate some 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines to Ghana. Addressing a press conference, prior to the holding of a closed-door meeting between the pair and their delegations, the American Vice President indicated Ghana and the United States share a commitment to global health and to minimise the effects of COVID-19. On his part, President Akufo-Addo thanked Vice President Harris for the invitation, and stressed that Ghana and the United States of America share very much the same commitments.
Hollard Ghana's Patience Akyianu is the African Female Business Leader of the Year
Hollard Ghana's Group Chief Executive Officer Patience Akyianu has achieved continent-wide recognition as the African Female Business Leader of the Year at the just-ended 6th Invest in Africa Summit 2021 organized by the prestigious African Leadership Magazine. Patience Akyianu emerged winner of the African Female Business Leader of the Year category. Receiving the award, Patience Akyianu in her acceptance speech expressed profound gratitude to God, the advisory council, the editorial team, and Dr Giami of the African Business Leadership Awards.
Ishak Spark details reality of hustling in 'Adwuma' video
Multiple award-winning act, Ishak Spark has just blessed fans with jolting visuals for the latest entry dubbed, Adwuma. Ishak Spark is definitely here with a new street anthem for music lovers. The headline act for Spark Nation record label music video will either gross you out with enthusiasm for hard work or make you feel hungry for success.
EU rules to force USB-C chargers for all phones
Manufacturers will be forced to create a universal charging solution for phones and small electronic devices, under a new rule proposed by the European Commission. Most Android phones come with USB micro-B charging ports, or have already moved to the more modern USB-C standard. The changes would apply to the charging port on the device body, whereas the end of the cable connecting to a plug could be USB-C or USB-A. Around half of chargers sold with mobile phones in the European Union in 2018 had a USB micro-B connector, while 29% had a USB C connector and 21% a Lightning connector, a Commission impact assessment study in 2019 found.
Takoradi woman does not have a child with current husband
Josephine Simpson, the woman at the centre of the controversial kidnapping and pregnancy case in Takoradi in the Western region, is yet to have a child with her current husband, sources close to the development have told Starr News. According to Starr News sources, the woman, who is now a suspect in the case, has a child from a previous relationship. The police have arrested three persons for allegedly conspiring to fake the kidnapping of the missing but found pregnant woman in Takoradi.
Government did nothing wrong airlifting $3 Million to Brazil for Black Stars
Former Deputy Sports Minister, Joseph Yamin has indicated that the NDC government did nothing wrong when they airlifted three million dollars from Ghana to Brazil during the 2014 world Cup to pay appearance fees owed the Black Stars players. Ghana was subjected to ridicule by the international media after millions of dollars was airlifted to Brazil to pay agitated players who had boycotted training at the world cup due to unpaid appearance fees. Speaking on Starr Chat with Nana Aba Anamoah, Joseph Yamin who was then deputy sports minster insists government had no other options in dealing with the matter hence can't be blamed.
New GBA President can't criticise govt; he's NPP activist
Former deputy Sports Minister Joseph Yamin says the newly elected President of the Ghana Bar Association Yaw Acheampong Boafo cannot criticise the Akufo-Addo government, where necessary, because he is a known activist of the New Patriotic Party. According to him, expectations that the new president of the legal fraternity will help keep government on its toes will not be met because he is a party member and has always defended the government. The 51-year-old lawyer polled 605 votes to beat Mrs Efua Ghartey, aged 55, who polled 540 votes.
Three arrested over 'missing' pregnant woman saga
The police have arrested three persons for allegedly conspiring to fake the kidnapping of the missing but found pregnant woman in Takoradi. Per a police statement, the kidnap victim is now being treated as a suspect as medical reports show that she was never pregnant.
COCOBOD signs $1.5b syndicated loan for 2021/22 crop season
COCOBOD has signed an agreement for a US$1.5 billion syndicated loan facility for the 2021/22 cocoa crop season. The loan is projected to help purchase about 600,000 metric tonnes of cocoa for the season under consideration. Since the 1992/93 crop season, COCOBOD has consistently and successfully, through the pre-export syndicated finance facility, obtained a receivables-backed syndicated loan each year to finance its cocoa purchases.
Minerals Commission withdraws Shaanxi's registration, orders it to leave sites
Ghana's Minerals Commission has withdrawn Chinese-owned Shaanxi Mining Ltd's mine support service registration and ordered it to vacate the mining sites of its local business partners in the Upper East Region, Yenyeya Mining Group and Pubortaaba Mining Group, with immediate effect. The letter dispatched to Shaanxi made it clear that the company's registration as a mine support service provider was being withdrawn with effect from the very day the letter was written― 17th August, 2021. In 2008, the wealthy Chinese firm arrived in the district at Yenyeya's invitation to render mine support service to its twin hosts, Yenyeya and Pubortaaba.
Bawku killing: Deceased family commends security; calls for justice
Relatives of Mohammed Sandow Fuseini, the 26-year-old tricycle operator who was shot dead at Sabongari in the Bawku Municipality of the Upper East Region, have expressed satisfaction with the swift manner in which the security apparatus apprehended the prime suspect. In a release signed by Winpini Sumaila, the family expressed its gratitude to the overlord of the Kussaug traditional area, Naba Asigri Abugragu Azoka II for his wise intervention. The family furthered noted that the victim was shot at a target contrary to earlier reports that he was hit by a stray bullet.
Felix Aboagye and two players charged by Ghana FA for match Manipulation
Coach Felix Aboagye of Inter Allies and two players have been charged by the Ghana FA for the roles they played in the manipulated match between Ashantigold and Inter Allies at the Len Clay Stadium on July 17, 2021. Isaac Opoku Agyemang, a player of Ashantigold SC and Richmond Lamptey of Inter Allies FC have both been charged for violating Article 34(5) of the GFA Premier League regulations. Lamptey has also been charged for breaching Article 26(1) and Article 26(2) of the GFA Code of Ethics in the Ghana Premier League Week 34 match between Ashantigold and Inter Allies at the Len Clay Stadium on July 17, 2021.
Vaccines as a tool for immigration control is retrogressive
President Akufo-Addo has decried moves by some countries in Europe in not recognizing Covishield, the Indian version of the AstraZeneca vaccine. In the case of Africa, the President stated that vaccinating seventy percent of the population in the shortest possible time, as is being done elsewhere in the world, means some nine hundred million Africans have to be vaccinated. He stressed that the Afreximbank's structuring of the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Taskforce's two-billion-dollar acquisition of four hundred million Johnson & Johnson vaccines is part of the historic African Union's COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Access Strategy.
'Missing' pregnant woman frequented Takoradi Hospital
The Administrator of the Takoradi Hospital popularly known as European Hospital Rev. Osei Boateng has confirmed that Josephine Simpson frequented the hospital before she went missing. He however noted the medical records of the patient cannot be given out unless a court instructs. According to the Regional Minister, doctors who are providing health support to her say she was not pregnant.
COCOA Pension Scheme to begin October 1
A recent pilot of the cocoa farmers pension scheme which involved some 2,800 volunteer farmers in the New Edubiase District of the Ashanti Region turned out to be a great success. The Cocoa Pension scheme is a Retirement benefit initiative launched in December 2020 by President Akufo Addo for the country's 1.5 million cocoa famers. In recognition of their hard work, the Ghana Cocoa Board was mandated, under Section twenty-six of the COCOBOD Law, 1984, to establish a Contributory Insurance Scheme for Cocoa Farmers within the framework of the Social Security Scheme, so that they could also enjoy a well-deserved pension, upon retirement.
Ghana's population now 30.8million
Ghana's current population size stands at 30.8million, the Ghana Statistical Service has said. Ghana's population figure from the 2021 PHC is 30.8 million. Ghana's population is growing, but at a declining rate compared with previous censuses.
Ghanaians in USA welcome Akufo-Addo with cheers
President Akufo-Addo is in the United States to participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level at the UN Headquarters in New York. Ahead of his sessional address at the floor of UN to the General Assembly, Ghanaians Abroad showed up at his hotel and at the Dag Hammarskjod Park to show him support as he delivers his 5th Statement to the United Nations. This is the first year of the pandemic that the United Nations are meeting both physically and also virtually to address the world.
Bitter Kola changed my life
Bitter kola, also known as bitter cola or Garcinia Kola, is a plant found in Central and Western Africa that has long been valued for its medicinal properties. Aside from its aphrodisiac benefits, Bitter Kola is said to relieve cough, stomach problems. Some health experts claim that Bitter Kola contains anti-cancer properties.
Missing Takoradi woman faked her pregnancy, kidnapping
Western Regional Minister Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah has claimed preliminary investigation by the National Intelligence Bureau shows the reported pregnant woman who went missing in Takoradi faked her kidnapping. According to the Minister, doctors who are providing health support to her say she was not pregnant. Michael Simons, husband of Josephine Panyin Simons, the twenty-eight-year-old woman says his wife was found without the pregnancy.
The Broadband Commission For Sustainable Development And Vodafone Urge Action To Connect 3.4bn People With Smartphones By 2030
A major new initiative has been launched by Vodafone Group Plc and ITU, the United Nations' specialised agency for information and communication technologies, to address the global digital divide, with the aim that an additional 3.4 billion people could have the ability to access and use the internet through a smartphone by 2030. In line with the Broadband Commission Global Targets 2025 on affordability and connectivity, the new Working Group will identify policy, commercial and circular-economy.