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Lance Corporal kills 3, commits suicide in Tema

The Tema Regional Police Command has started investigations into the murder of three persons and alleged suicide involving a police Lance Corporal with the RDF unit in Tema, Monday.
Greater Accra Region police spokesperson ASP Juliana Obeng confirmed the incident to but will give no further details, not even the identity of the Lance Corporal.

The deceased persons included children, she indicated. is learning the deceased persons belong to the same family.
The motive for the murder and suicide is yet to be ascertained.  ASP Juliana Obeng said the police have begun investigations into the possible case of homicide and will provide details in due course.

Unconfirmed reports suggest the Lance Corporal booked a rifle in the office only to commit the gory act. Myjoyonline has learnt one of  the deceased persons was the mother in law of the police man.
She was bathing for her grandchildren when the Lance Corporal shot at her and the baby she was bathing.

Wiyaala To Perform At Womad International Arts Festival On Friday

Wiyaala will be repping Ghana in more ways than one when to she gets to the Womad International Arts Festival in the UK next Friday 29th July. 
Not only will she perform with her band at 9.30pm on the Ecotricity Stage, but the uber talented songstress from the Upper West Region will also cook a traditional Ghanaian dish for festival goers at Womad’s Taste the World Stage earlier in the day.

Wiyaala says she is very excited because it’s yet another chance to promote Ghanaian culture to a European audience in a positive way. “I’ll be cooking TZ and Groundnut Stew with chicken.

Luckily the Taste The World people at Womad are going to be helping me prepare the dish while I’m talking to the audience about our wonderful Ghanaian food.”
Also performing at Womad from Ghana will be the renowned High Life artist Pat Thomas and the Kwasibu Area Band who are also currently on tour in Europe. Wiyaala is adding more UK dates to her 2016 European itinerary when she joins the Voices of the…

Radio Presenter Sacked Over Payola

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has sacked one of its presenters On Ukhozi FM, DJ Vukani Masinga, also known as Chilli M, over payola and plans to open a criminal case against him.
DJ Chilli M who admitted to taking payola from one of the South Africa musical groups, Street Boys, told the Daily Sun a few days later that he was facing financial troubles after the death of his daughter.
“Every company has its own policies. I went against SABC policy and I paid the price. I was tempted because I had lost my daughter and was in financial distress,” he told the Daily Sun.

‘Payola’ refers to the exchange of money, gifts or favours to radio presenters, who then favour, slot and play certain songs more. Though illegal, it is believed to remain a worldwide problem.
The SABC confirmed that Chilli M who had been with the station, South Africa’s largest since 2012, was booted from the SABC where he co-hosted Ukhozi FM’s weekday midday show Nethezeka NoKhozi, after admitting to h…

GBC staff to picket against Board today

Workers of the Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation are expected to picket at their premises today, Monday July 25 against the board of directors.

The workers are accusing the Richard Kwame Asante led-board of mismanaging the affairs of the state broadcaster.

The workers have issued a stern warning to members of the board against stepping foot at the premises of GBC.

Starr News has gathered that the workers are bent on defying a directive by its leadership to halt the planned protects.

Divisional Union Chairman at GBC Michael Allotey told Starr News a statement will be issued today to outline what exactly is happening at the state broadcasting cooperation.

"We are stating point to point as to what is happening in GBC for people to see the damage National Media Commission [NMC]themselves have caused to us. We the leadership have tried to avert the possible picketing but sometimes when you prevent them so much they turn to attack
you”, he stated


Prez Jacob Zuma Ordained Pastor (Photo)

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of South Africa was last week ordained as pastor at the Bantu Church of Christ.

At the said ordination Executives of the ANC, all members of the ANC Women ‘s League and few invited family and friends were present to grace the occasion.

President Zuma revealed :“I’m blessed and I’m call to bless. I have been given the power to bless. I’m so happy for this ordination ceremony. I’ll be leaving office soon and serve the Lord with the rest of my life” – The newly ordained Zuma said.

Source: -Press Release

Terkper To Present Supplementary Budget Today

Finance Minister, Seth Terkper will today present a mid- year budget review and a supplementary budget to parliament.

The document is expected to give a breakdown on the various timelines for implementing some targets set out in the 2015, 2016 budget while presenting an outlook of next year’s estimates.

By this, Seth Terkper will present government’s performance on the achievement of key macroeconomic indicators such are inflation, debt consolidation, interest rates and employment rates. In addition, the budget will indicate some key economic areas in preparation of the 2017 to 2019 budgets.
As part of the targets that would be assessed, government was expected to commence negotiating with organized labour on salaries for 2017 in April this year.

The move was to ensure that, government does not go into 2017 with any expenditure that is not approved by parliament.

Being an election year, the budget is expected to also capture clearly how government intends to cut down on unp…

Photos: Mahama lies on student mattress at Fumbisi SHS

President John Dramani Mahama did the unexpected during his recent tour of the Upper East region when he on his own accord lay on a student mattress inside a new boys’ hostel. And the authorities of the Fumbisi Senior High Agric School in the Builsa South District, where Starr News captured the surprise, are considering making more than just a memorial out of what the president did.

The hostel was among a number of projects the president commissioned and inspected during a two-day tour that also saw him cut the sod for work to begin on the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmakom Road and the Tamne Irrigation Dam in the Garu-Tempane District among others.
The president, moments after he had commissioned the hostel block, took a walk into one of the rooms which were already stuffed with bunk beds, accompanied by traditional chiefs and government officials. And in what is perhaps the first time in recorded history that a Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces has laid on a student matt…

I’m winning the 2016 elections says Akufo-Addo

The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says he is confident of an NPP victory in the December 7 elections, citing the enthusiastic response of the Ghanaian electorate to his message of change, progress and prosperity for the nation.

Having undertaken electioneering campaigns in 2008 and 2012, Nana Akufo-Addo explained that the passionate response to his message by Ghanaians is one he has never witnessed before in previous years.

“I’ve been to the Volta region with (the late) Adu Boahen in 1992. Then, Akatsi was a difficult place for us. But, now, I’m being mobbed in Akatsi. I’ve also been to Greater Accra, Eastern, Brong Ahafo and Ashanti. And, everywhere we’ve been, I’m being mobbed by these amazing crowds of enthusiastic people, who are responding to our message – a message of change and a message of progress and prosperity,” the NPP flagbearer said.

He added: “This is my third campaign as presidential candidate, and I hav…