Ghana Gas unveils 'Turn a page' project for schoolchildren
The turn a page is a literacy project which aims to inculcate reading habit among school children between the ages of 6 to 15 years. He said prior to the conception of Turn a Page project, Ghana Gas has undertaken several educational projects; construction of a 4-unit teachers' quarters at Anokye, Asemnda Suazo, an ultra-modern nursery facility in Asemnda Suazo, donation of educational materials to the Nzulezu Primary School by the Corporate Communication department which worth several thousand Ghana cedis etc. Mr Owusu Bempah added that Ghana Gas is implementing social investment project across the sixteen regions in Ghana of which majority of the projects focus on improvement in basic education which complement the key objective of Turn a Page.
Andrew A. Awonnore writes: Press Freedom
Freedom of the press or freedom of the media, they say, is the freedom of communication and expression through various channels, such as electronic media and published materials. Press freedom or freedom of speech is NOT about stereotyping, gagging and outright blackmailing a section of the public largely due to their political difference. Just as one of our living legends of press freedom in Ghana, Mr. Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako, has submitted, that he prefers an ugly noise-making society to one living in culture of silence, may I add that, it is out of the noises that some projects are currently being undertaken by government.
There is no dumsor in Ghana
The Head of Corporate Communications at Ghana Gas Ernest Owusu Bempah has dismissed claims that some faulty compressors at the company's installations at the Takoradi Regulatory and Metering Station are the reasons for the power generation deficits and outages being experienced in the country in recent times. In a press briefing today, Mr. Owusu Bempah said the power outages being experienced in some parts of the country have nothing to do with Ghana Gas. Mr. Owusu Bempah implored Ghanaians to disregard allegations that Ghana Gas is taken down by some technical challenges and unable to power turbines at VRA, hence the dumsor.
Nickseth Co. Ltd supports Bosome SHTS with GHc350k bathhouse facility
Leading construction Firm Nickseth Construction Limited has come to the aid of female Students of the Bosome Senior High Technical School who had to take their bath in an unroofed makeshift structure with no tiled floors. The Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah who graced the commissioning commended management of Nickseth for partnering the state in delivering the best academic environment for students. Students benefitting from the facility were relieved the new facility will have positive impact on their academics and life on campus.
Okere: Teenagers empowered to influence decision-making and demand social accountability
Youth Budget Advocacy Group has been inaugurated at Okere in the Eastern region to articulate the views of the younger population on decisions about the youth and ensure social accountability on projects. The Youth Budget Advocacy Group in the Okere District at its maiden forum engaged the District Assembly after visiting many communities in the district to monitor projects being carried out by the assembly and also soliciting views of the teenage population on pressing issues affecting them in their communities. Edward Appiah and Magdalen Ansah, President and Secretary of the group respectively in Okere District told Starr News, the platform has provided young population in the district rare opportunity to let their voices be heard on social issues of relevance to the development of the youth.
Rashid Nortey wins Fans Best Player Award
Medeama SC midfielder Rashid Nortey has won the fans best player award for the first time with the Mauve and Yellow club based in Tarkwa. The local Black Stars player is a force to reckon with in the Ghana Premier league having made 5 assists and scoring two goals from his midfield position. Rashid Nortey promise to continue his impressive run of form in their next match against Liberty professionals at Sogakope and is hoping to win the ultimate prize as Medeama's best player at the end of the season.
Be more tolerant of journalists, CSOs
Press freedom in Ghana has come under the spotlight in recent times following reported attacks on journalists. Popular investigative journalists have either been physically attacked or threatened by individuals perceived to be supporters of the ruling New Patriotic party. The Police are yet to provide any concrete findings of their investigations into the murder of investigative journalist Ahmed Suale, who worked with ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and many others.
COVID-19: 26 new cases recorded in Sekondi-Takoradi
Sekondi-Takoradi has recorded twenty-six new positive cases of COVID-19. The new 26 new active cases take Sekondi-Takoradi's case count to forty. Mining town, Tarkwa-Nsuaem follows Sekondi -Takoradi with 6 confirmed cases while Wassa Amenfi had only one case.
U/W: St. Mary Immaculate JHS in dire need of infrastructure
Saint Mary Immaculate Junior High School at Duotang in the Nandom Municipality of the Upper West Region is in a dire need of infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning. Immaculate JHS was adjudged the best school in the Basic Education Certificate Examination in the Baselble Circuit in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The former headmaster of the School, Festus Sieseg, confirmed to Starr News that several letters were written to the Nandom Municipal Assembly for attention but the school did not receive any response before he was transferred from there.
Covid-19: Expedite action on purchase of Covid-19 vaccines
The Minority in Parliament has urged the government to expedite action on the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines to enable Ghanaians who have already taken the first jab to get the maximum protection required. We would like to call on the government to expedite action on the procurement and deployment of vaccines across the country as earlier promised. Before the government could spend its first dollar on COVID vaccines, Global Alliance for Vaccine Immunisation, working in partnership with UNICEF provided vaccine aid amounting to some 600,000 jabs of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on the 24th of February this year.