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Ivory Coast set for GDP growth

  President Alassane Outtara Ivory Coast’s economy will grow by 9.8 percent this year, up from 9.5 percent in 2015, Budget Minister Abdourahmane Cisse said during a news conference on Thursday. The world’s top cocoa grower, and French-speaking West Africa’s largest economy, has averaged growth of around 9 percent over the past four years, according […]

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PWDs laud GCAA

  Persons with disabilities Ghana Society for the Physically Disabled has welcomed the decision by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) to review its policy on the carriage of persons with disability (PWDs). The new revision which took effect on January 2, 2016 is geared towards ensuring that persons with disabilities get the right treatment […]

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Nigeria pipeline attacks cause $2.4 mln gas

File Photo Attacks on pipelines in Nigeria over the weekend have cost Africa’s biggest economy around 470 million naira ($2.4 million) each day in lost gas and electricity, the government said on Thursday. The attacks in the southern oil-producing Niger Delta region followed years of relative calm in that part of Africa’s biggest crude producer […]

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I’II bring back Ayariga to PNC; Monarh assures

  Bernard Monarh is PNC Chairman   Newly-elected National Chairman of People’s National Convention (PNC), Mr. Bernard Mornah, has assured the ranks and file of the PNC to bring back into the party the defeated presidential hopeful, Mr. Hassan Ayariga, who recently resigned from the party. According to Mr. Mornah, as far he was concerned, […]

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Airtel supports ICT eduaction in Kanjarga community

Kwame Osafo Amoah, Northern Ghana Zonal Business Manager –Airtel Ghana presenting the equipment to the Chief of Kanjarga, Nab Akanfella Akanjenya (in smock) at the Kanjarga Community ICT Training Centre.   Airtel Ghana, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Company in Education has supported Kanjarga community through its flagship CSR programme- Airtel Touching Lives, in the Builsa […]

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Police laud organised labour for peaceful demo

  Accra Regional Police Command led by Commissioner of Police (COP) Dr. George Dampare has lauded the leadership of organised labour for showing maturity and also comporting themselves as well as their members during the  protest against government’s increases in petroleum prices and utility tariffs. This was contained in a statement signed by COP Dr. […]

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Revealed: Consumers paying 69% for power not 59%

Starrfmonline.com can confirm that power consumers are paying 69% hike in electricity tariff instead of the 59.2% recent upward adjustment announced by the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC).A letter in the possession of Starrfmonline.com reveals that apart from the 59.2% increase, PURC directed the Electricity Company of Ghana, to charge an additional 10%, resulting […]

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Concerned Clergy fight Catholic Bishops over GTMO detainees

John Mahama under pressure over the GITMO 2 saga   Concerned Clergy and Christians of Ghana (CCCG) are on collision course with the leadership of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) over the latter’s decision to condemn President John Dramani Mahama for accepting the two ex-Guantanamo detainees into the country. The members of CCCG in a […]

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‘Obuasi township needs facelift’

Mr. Frank Aboagye Danyansah Progressive Peoples’ Party’s (PPP) Parliamentary aspirant for Obuasi East in the Ashanti region, Mr. Frank Aboagye Danyansah has lamented the sharp decline in economic activities and the growing unemployment in the constituency, saying the situation does not bode well for the development of the area. Business activities have slowed down in […]

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How much are we paying for power?

IT appears the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is relying on figures totally different from what has been sanctioned by the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) to determine the cost of power its customers consume. EFFECTIVE December 14 2015, tariffs for electricity went up by 59.2% and 67.2% for water. Following these increases, customers of the utilities, […]