Archive: Sun Feb 2019

Akufo-Addo sets up Commission to probe Ayawaso violence

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has set up a three-member presidential Commission of Enquiry to investigate the Ayawaso-West-Wuogon by-election violence. Starrfm.com.gh is, however, yet to know the members of the commission set up by the president. Violence erupted during … Read more →

Agbeko to defend WBO Africa title on April 19

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Two-time former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title holder Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (35-5, 26KOs), is set to defend his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Bantamweight title against Shabani Hashimu Zuberi of Tanzania on April 19, at the Aborigines Beach … Read more →

DRC president in Kenya, second stop of three-nation tour

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President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Felix Tshisekedi, arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday for the second-leg of his three-nation tour. Kenya is his first English-speaking destination since taking over the reins from long serving Joseph Kabila … Read more →

Disability-themed emojis approved for use

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The introduction of dozens of new accessibility-themed emojis has been welcomed by disability rights campaigners. The new characters include hearing aids, wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, white “probing” canes and guide dogs. They follow a complaint by Apple that few existing emojis spoke … Read more →

WhatsApp for iOS now gets Face ID and Touch ID support

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The latest iOS version of WhatsApp has been given a simple but important upgrade that allows the app to support Face ID — Apple’s face recognition tech, and also, its Touch ID fingerprint scanner. The update, which has gone live in WhatsApp’s version … Read more →

GRA resorts to prosecution as Tax Amnesty slows revenue

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It has emerged that the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) was unsuccessful with its Tax Amnesty policy that it introduced to get taxpayers clear all outstanding arrears. The policy, introduced in 2018, became apparent after the Authority had failed to meet … Read more →

GCB Bank adjudged the best bank in CSR

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GCB Bank has been adjudged the best Bank in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities for the year 2018. According to a research conducted by the Centre for Media Analysis (CMA) – a private and independent media and communication research agency, … Read more →

Petroleum hub to be established in Western Region

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Peter Amewu, Energy Minister, has hinted that government has rolled out plans to establish a petroleum hub in the western part of the country. According to him, the purpose of the hub is “to house major infrastructure for refining and processing, discharge, … Read more →

Improve revenue mobilization – PwC urges Gov’t

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Ghana Limited (PwC) is renewing calls by some businesses for the government to improve the tax collection system through digital means. The international audit firm believes that the use of online and other digital platforms is the way to … Read more →

Energy sector bounces back – Amewu

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Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu says the Akufo-Addo government has brought sanity to the power sub-sector, ensuring that the country is a ‘promised land’ as far as energy is concerned. He said government has “reviewed several power purchase agreements saving … Read more →

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