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Samuel Annor appointed NHIA CEO

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr. Samuel Annor as the new Chief Executive Officer for the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). He replaces Nathaniel Otoo who resigned in February this year. A letter of appointment cited by Starrfmonline.com, stated that “Pursuant to section 14 (1) of the National Health Insurance Act 2012, (ACT 852), I hereby appoint you …

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No to ‘O’ and ‘A’ level return – Opoku Agyemang

A former Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, has shot down a campaign to reintroduce the former ‘O’ and ‘A’ level system. The Charismatic Bishops’ Conference of Ghana is calling for the re-introduction of the ‘O’ and ‘A’ level system to replace the “inferior” junior high school (JHS) and senior high school (SHS) education. In a four-point communiqué …

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National Cathedral is dear to my heart – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated his commitment in ensuring that a non-denominational national cathedral is constructed in the country. President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the national cathedral on 6th March ahead of the 60th Independence Anniversary. Addressing members of the Christian Council of Ghana during a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House, …

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House help syndicate robs journalist

A journalist and mother of two seeking domestic assistance had the shock of her life Tuesday after a yet-to-be engaged house help allegedly looted her home. According to Hannah Awadzi, the female house help was posted to her by an online agency upon her request. Narrating her ordeal to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Wednesday, the frustrated expectant mother …

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Gov’t size: Akufo-Addo lied to Ghanaians – Asiedu Nketia

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has lashed out at President Akufo-Addo over the size of his government. According to him, the new government has “let down the masses” because during the electioneering the then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) promised to “cut down the size of the government” when it comes to power. …

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Election defeat part of democracy – Nketia

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Asiedu Nketia, has stated that the defeat suffered by the party in last year’s presidential and parliamentary elections is an indication of a deepening democracy in Ghana. “Leaving power is part of democracy,” he said Wednesday on Morning Starr. Following its defeat in last year’s polls to the now …

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Taxi Driver In Court Over Anal Sex

Sampson Mensah, a 31-year-old taxi driver who is accused of having anal sex with a 15-year-old boy at Teshie has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. Charged with defilement, Mensah pleaded not guilty. The court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku admitted him to bail in the sum of GH?30, 000.00 with three sureties one to be justified. Mr. …

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Cedi begins losing streak – GN Bank

Ghana’s currency, the Cedi is likely to record high levels of depreciation during the year if the government does not clearly come out with a policy to manage the situation. In January the Cedi depreciated on average against the dollar 0.08% and 0.24% in February. During the first weeks in March 2017, the cedi has recorded a significant year to …

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Allocating GHC 500m to presidency wrong – Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said the allocation of some 500 million Ghana cedis to the presidency is too high, and cannot be justified. The MP has accused the presidency of defying the country’s austere conditions to allocate a huge amount of 1.5 billion cedis – the highest ever allocation to the presidency in …

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