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Dumsor Imminent As Power Sector Loses 600mw

Power outages, popularly known as dumsor, are imminent in the coming days as the power sector is on the verge of losing 600 megawatts (MW) of generation by February 3, 2017 due to a complex web of financial obligations and other challenges confronting the national generator, the Volta River Authority (VRA). The power supply deficit is occurring mainly at the …

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‘Rot’ At COCOBOD: EOCO Probes Dr. Opuni

Information reaching Daily Guide indicates that Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni, the immediate past Chief Executive of Ghana Cocobod, has been invited by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) for questioning. The embattled former Cocobod boss was reportedly summoned and appeared before EOCO on Friday after a said botched attempt to travel out of the country through the Kotoka International …

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State Attorneys call off strike

State Attorneys have called off their three-month old strike after talks with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. They have promised that they will deal swiftly with all pending cases at the court, left unattended due to the strike. The President of the Association of State Attorneys, Francisca Tetteh Mensah, told Starr News, they will aggregate all pending cases and head …

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Minority threatens legal action over Special Prosecutor’s office

The Minority in Parliament have hinted they will challenge the decision by the government to create a special prosecutor’s office. According to the minority, the move will be a breach of Ghana’s constitution. The Akufo-Addo-led administration promised the creation of a special prosecutor’s office during the 2016 elections. The President believes such an independent prosecutor will be able to deal …

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Policy rate likely to remain at 25.5%

There are high expectations the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana will maintain its policy rate at 25.5 percent today. The Policy rate is indicative of the rate at which the Central Bank lends to commercial banks. The committee has since Friday been meeting to review development in the economy. The Bank is expected to climax its meeting …

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Sunyani: Former MCE, Ababio is dead

The immediate past Municipal Chief Executive(MCE) for the Sunyani Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo region, Kwasi Oppong Ababio is dead. He died at the age of 62 at the Sunyani Regional Hospital around 9:00 pm yesterday. The Late Ababio contested the Sunyani East seat on the ticket of the NDC,in 2016 elections, but lost to the incumbent New Patriotic …

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Juju scare grips teachers at Soda D/A J.H.S.

Fear has griped new teachers transferred to Soda D/A Junior High School in the Affram Plains South District of the Eastern region. New Teachers transfered to the School to fill vacuum created following the dismissal of 15 teachers of Soda D/A J.H.S which is located in Maame-Krobo over alleged indiscipline by the District Director of Education, had a shock of …

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Ho: Acute water shortage hits Mawuli School… results in meal rationing

The erratic supply of potable water at Mawuli School, a foremost second cycle institution in Ho in the Volta region, has reached an alarming stage, as students struggle in search of the basic commodity to run their daily chores. The situation, which has persisted in the past 4 weeks, according to the sources, is making life unbearable for the over …

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Alan, 3 others to be grilled at vetting today

Four Ministerial nominees are expected to take their turn on Monday (today) on Day 3 of the ongoing vetting exercise. The nominees are Minister of Foreign Affairs designate, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyeremanteng, Minister desinate for Local Government & Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, and Minister of Energy designate, Boakye Agyarko. They will be grilled …

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