Gov't reduces fuel prices by Gp8
The National Petroleum Authority has reduced the margin on the price of fuel by 8 pesewas per litre after an earlier increment of 17 pesewas. This means the fuel prices will still increase by nine pesewas. After a meeting with stakeholders in the industry, reduced the 17-pesewa margin to 9 pesewas.
Methodist Church rejects GES directive to allow Muslims fast
The Methodist Church of Ghana has rejected a directive by the Ghana Education Service to allow Muslim students at the Wesley Girls' Senior High School to fast during Ramadan. The GES directive followed a decision by the Headmistress of Wesley Girls' High School not to allow Muslim students at the school to fast in the ongoing Ramadan. Reacting to the development, the GES in a statement asked the schools in the country to allow the students who are Muslims the room to fast.
JB's murder case: Judge threatens to dissolve jury
The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Lydia Osei has threatened to dissolve the jury in the trial in which Daniel Asiedu is standing trial for the murder of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency. The Foreman of the jurors apologised to the court and promised it will not happen again. Daniel Asiedu, who is also facing a charge of robbery was present in court.
#FixTheCountryNow conveners to stage demo over hardships on May 9
Conveners of the #FixTheCountryNow social media protest have written to the Police to notify them of their intention to stage a protest over hardships in the country and the neglect of leadership. Social media personalities including Efia Odo, Comedian Warris, Speak Up Ghana, Gyai Gyimii amongst others have used the hashtag to call on government to attend to problems facing the country including the hike in fuel prices, poor education, health, infrastructure and ultimately the country's economy, etc. The proposed protest will see protestors walk from the Black Star Square Accra to Maxmart, 37.
E/R: Residents clash with 'national security operatives' mining in Atewa Forest
There was chaos at Akyem Akanteng in West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern region Tuesday morning when some persons purported to be operatives of the National Security sneaked into the Atewa Forest to allegedly mine gold. Starr News has gathered that the so-called National Security Operatives onboard five V8 Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles invaded the forest with arms at dawn under the guise of clamping down on illegal miners. The suspicious residents together with forestry guards who were later informed about their entry also entered the forest and managed to arrest 15 of the alleged National Security Operatives who were in the forest and handed them over to the Kade District Police Command for further investigation.
Covid-19: India passes 20 million cases amid oxygen shortage
It's India's most populated state, with more than 220 million people and is doing about 184,000 tests per million people. Since January, India has administered more than 157 million vaccine doses so far - it ranks third in the world, after China and the United States. Despite being the world's biggest producer of vaccines, India is facing a shortage of supplies.
Pius reacts to #Fixthecountry protest
A former deputy Information Minister Pius Hadzide has urged Ghanaians to be measured in their expectations and also appreciate the limitation of government. The comments come in the wake of the #FIXTHECOUNTRYNOW social media protest which has been trending on Twitter for the past three days. I admire individuals who admit personal shortcomings and make an effort to self correct.
Fuel price increment unjustifiable
A research analyst with the Institute for Energy Security Fritz Moses has described the latest fuel increment by the government as unjustifiable. According to him, the is unnecessary, adding that citizens must be made to understand the nuances surrounding an increment before carrying out the action. Executive Director for Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Duncan Amoah has called for the privatization of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited since their lack of funds is causing the fuel price increment.
Ketu North: Suspected robbers kill security man at Dzodze
A security man at the Petro Land fuel station located at Seklekorpe, a suburb of Dzodze in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta region has been killed Monday dawn by suspected armed robbers who raided the fuel station and another hardware shop at the same premises. The robbers are said to have also bolted with an unspecified amount of money from the fuel station while an amount of GH¢13,722 was stolen from the Be Nice hardware store -a shop that deals in the sale of building materials on the same premises. Information available to Starr News also indicates that this is the second time the fuel station has been targeted, following an earlier incident in which a young man was shot dead about some five years ago at the fuel station.
UE/R: GHS, regional hospital exposed in dubious COVID-19 workshop
Starr News uncovered at the facility a COVID-19 workshop certificate of participation which was boldly awarded by the organisers to a senior doctor who did not participate in the training jointly organised by the Upper East Regional Health Directorate and the Upper East Regional Hospital. The certificate has on it the awardee's name along with names of the Deputy Upper East Regional Director responsible for Public Health and the acting Medical Director at the Upper East Regional Hospital who appended their signatures to the fabricated certificate as trainers at the workshop. The uncovered letter also lifted the lid on the regional hospital's 'cupboard' and exposed another 'COVID-19 skeleton' that throws more light on the needless torments some dedicated staff, who are standing on the frontline of the war against the virus, are compelled to endure inside the hospital.
Fake currency gang busted with over $5m at Airport
The National Security has busted a 13-member gang involved in the printing and distribution of fake currency notes to unsuspecting victims, mostly foreign nationals. The statement said the amount was estimated to be over five million United States Dollars. It said officials of National Security had assured Ghanaians that the Government was determined to rid the country of fake currency syndicates and warned that persons involved in the illegality would be arrested and dealt with accordingly.
GRAMMYS to drop nomination review committee after Weeknd boycotts 2021 awards
Many artists have boycotted the Grammys but none have seen results like The Weeknd after his 2021 boycott. The Grammys announced a major change is coming to future award shows. The Weekend double down on his comments during an interview with The New York Times and said that he will continue to boycott The Grammys indefinitely.
Cybersecurity expert Mervyn discusses efforts to protect the vulnerable from phishing attacks
There are experts like Goh En Wei Mervyn, who took the ethical route to help the vulnerable and became cybersecurity experts. Mervyn discovered hacking at a young age and utilized it to cheat in a popular game. These days, Mervyn is taking an interest in bitcoin, because the tech aspect of the cryptocurrency satisfies his skill set.
Domelevo retired; I didn't remove him
President Akufo-Addo has reiterated his position that former Auditor General Daniel Domelevo was not hounded from office by his government. The President in March this year retired the Auditor General claiming documents available to him suggested Mr Domelevo had reached the retirement age. The President noted he was simply following the law.
Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage
Bill Gates is the fourth wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, and is worth $124bn. Bill and Melinda Gates pumped more than $36bn into the foundation between 1994 and 2018. Working together at the Foundation had made their relationship better, she argued.
Details of Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce
The billionaire couple have three children and jointly run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bill Gates is the fourth wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, and is worth $124bn. Bill and Melinda Gates pumped more than $36bn into the foundation between 1994 and 2018.