(OYIBI) DANGME WEST:
Oyibi to construct Senior High School
Tuesday, January 01 2008

The people of Oyibi near Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region would soon establish a Senior High School at the cost of GH¢100,000.

(BUNKPURUGU) BUNKPURUGU/YUNYO:
Man appeals for restoration of his dignity
Tuesday, January 01 2008

Mr Findib Kona, the Businessman, appealed to the Command to issue a statement to the effect that after their investigations he had been found innocent. 

ACCRA:
Former President Jerry John Rawlings extends goodwill message to Ghanaians
Tuesday, January 01 2008

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has, in a message, extended to all Ghanaians the best wishes of the season.

ACCRA:
Only Ghana cedis cheques will be used
Tuesday, January 01 2008

The Bank of Ghana has stated that with effect from January 1, 2008 only Ghana Cedi Cheques will be accepted for transactions.

(NKORANZA) :
Banker advises against unscrupulous persons
Tuesday, January 01 2008

The Manager of the Agricultural Development Bank at Nkoranza, Mr Gibrilla Osmanu, has cautioned the general public, especially the rural communities, to be wary of unscrupulous persons who would approach them as bank officials to change their old currencies to new ones after the December 31 deadline.

ACCRA:
Party flagbearers congratulated
Tuesday, January 01 2008

The Ghana Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) has congratulated the flag bearers of the four main political parties who would be contesting the 2008 elections.
    

OBUASI:
Use sports to create awareness of HIV/AIDS
Tuesday, January 01 2008

Hundreds of people including both the aged and the young undertook a two and half hour walk through some principal streets of Obuasi to create public awareness about the existence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the Municipality.

ACCRA:
Bandoh wishes Stars well
Tuesday, January 01 2008

Alhaji Ahmed Bandoh, Chief Executive Officer of Bahmed Travel and Tours has said the senior national team, the Black Stars are capable of bringing honour to the nation during the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008 despite the imminent absence of skipper Stephen Appiah.

(SECONDI) SAEMA:
NPP Chairman thanks all
Tuesday, January 01 2008

Mr Peter Mac-Manu, National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Sunday said, the just ended congress of the party had unified and boosted its image.
 

BAWKU :
Bloody conflict erupt
Wednesday, January 02 2008
A dusk to dawn curfew has been imposed on residents in Bawku
municipality following communal violence and killings that have claimed lives and led to destruction of property in the area.
(ADOMFE) ASANTE -AKIM SOUTH :
Teachers urged to upgrade themselves
Wednesday, January 02 2008
Mr. Kenneth Osei-Yaw, Asante-Akim South District Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has urged teachers currently holding certificate ‘A’ to take advantage of various top-up programmes to upgrade themselves.
(GWOLLU) SISSALA WEST :
Give more attention to newly created districts
Wednesday, January 02 2008
The development needs of the newly created districts would not be achieved if government continue to share resources evenly with older districts, Mr. Bayirga Haruna, Member of Parliament for Sissala West has observed.
BESEASE) EJISU JUABEN :
Protect the environment
Wednesday, January 02 2008
Ghanaians have been advised to consider the environment as a gift from God and initiate positive measures to protect it from degradation.
BOLGATANGA:
Christians churches pray for Ghana
Wednesday, January 02 2008
Mrs. Agnes Chigabatia, Deputy Upper East Regional Minister has expressed disgust about the spate of moral decadence among the youth in the country and the corrupt attitude exhibited by some lenders.
  
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
Train runs over man
Wednesday, January 02 2008
A 19-year-old apprentice mechanic who allegedly smoked two rolls of a substance suspected to be Indian hemp and topped it up with a quantity of “akpeteshie”, a hard liquor, has been confined to a wheelchair after mistaking rail lines at Sekondi for a sleeping place.
NKORANZA :
MP calls for collaborative effort towards development
Thursday, January 03 2008
Major Derek Oduro (Rtd), Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkoranza North, appealed to traditional rulers, assembly and unit committee members to collaborate efforts to initiate pragmatic programmes towards the development of the area.
CAPE COAST:
Rush to change old currency dies down
Thursday, January 03 2008
The rush by the public to have their old currencies changed for the new, has gradually died down in banks in the Cape Coast municipality.
(FLAGSTAFF HOUSE) AMA :
Presidential palace ready in April
Wednesday, January 02 2008
The new $50-million Presidential Palace at the Flagstaff House will be ready nine months before the inauguration of the next President of Ghana.
TAMALE :
Ghanaians urged to foster peace and unity
Wednesday, January 02 2008
Ghanaians have been urged to withstand temptations and foster love and unity to sustain the country’s enviable record as a peaceful nation in the West African sub-region.
(CASTLE) AMA :
President receives cross-section of Ghanaians
Wednesday, January 02 2008
 President J.A. Kufuor spent the first day of the New Year receiving a cross-section of Ghanaians at his private residence in Accra.
(ACCRA) AMA :
PNC to elect candidate in April
Wednesday, January 02 2008
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has ordered all regional executives of the party to ensure that all 230 constituencies in the country elect their parliamentary candidates by April 30, 2008.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Review law on GIS - Border Patrol Unit
Wednesday, January 02 2008
Personnel of the Border Patrol Unit (BPU) of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have called on the government to expedite action on the review of the law establishing the GIS, especially the section on the use of arms by its staff.
(NSAWAM) AKWAPEM SOUTH:
Hard working GES staff rewarded
Thursday, January 03 2008
Eighteen teachers and five non-teaching staff in the Akuapem South District of the Eastern Region have received various awards for their hard work for the years 2005 and 2006
(HAN) JIRAPA :
Chief calls for elevation of some divisional chiefs
Thursday, January 03 2008
A divisional chief of the Kansaw traditional area in the Jirapa Paramouncy, has appealed to the Jirapa Naa, Chief Ansole Ganaa II and the government to take steps to elevate some of the divisional chiefs to paramountcy status.
BAWKU :
Minister Appeal for Calm in Bawku
Thursday, January 03 2008
Five people have so far died and many others injured in the violence that erupted in Bawku.
(MANKRANSO) AHAFO ANO SOUTH :
Driver fined for careless driving
Thursday, January 03 2008
A Magistrate’s court at Mankranso in the Ahafo-Ano South District, has imposed a fine of 200 Ghana cedis on a 29-year-old driver for careless driving resulting in an accident at Beposo, a suburb of Mankranso.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Use profits prudently
Thursday, January 03 2008
Mrs. Prudence Aba Manful, Manager of the Winneba-Junction branch of the Akyempim Rural Bank, has advised customers of the bank, particularly those who have secured financial assistance to promote their businesses to ensure prudent use of their profits.
(TEPA) AHAFO ANO NORTH :
Tepa Youth Association undertakes clean-up
Thursday, January 03 2008
Tepa Youth Association in Ahafo-Ano North District in Ashanti Region has spent three hours in clean-up exercise at the Tepa District Hospital.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Youth advised not to rush into marriage
Thursday, January 03 2008
Mrs. Emma Amoateng, Ashanti Regional Girls Education Coordinator of the Ghana Education Service has advised the youth not to rush into marriage which is a life-time covenant.
(SECONDI) SAEMA :
Court Jails fisherman for stealing
Thursday, January 03 2008
A Sekondi District Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Kwesi Seth, a fisherman resident at Abuesi Lorry Station, to 48 months imprisonment in hard labour for unlawful entry and stealing.
NKORANZA :
Teachers urged to join campaign against HIV/AIDS
Thursday, January 03 2008
Mrs. Fati Saaka, Nkoranza District HIV/AIDS focal person, has urged teachers to join in the campaign against the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating students on the causes and effects of the pandemic.
(MANKRANSO) AHAFO ANO SOUTH :
Over 1,000 kilometres road to be tarred
Thursday, January 03 2008
Over 1,000 kilometres of feeder roads would be given a face-lift throughout the country this year.
YENDI :
National Service Personnel commended
Thursday, January 03 2008
Mr. Ziblim Nantogmah, the Yendi Municipal Director of Education, has commended National Service personnel for accepting posting to schools in the rural areas.
(WINNEBA)EWUTU-EFFUTU-SENYA:
Assembly adopts new way of refuse disposal
Thursday, January 03 2008
The Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Assembly has commenced door-to-door refuse collection at Winneba and Kasoa on pilot basis as a back-up support for the use of communal refuse containers in order to alleviate the problem of waste management.
(FIELMUA) SISSALA WEST :
Use ethnicity to foster unity, development
Thursday, January 03 2008
A traditional ruler in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region, has urged executives of youth and development associations to see the minority ethnic groups as partners in development and avoid segregating them in their activities.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
Aviation Minister inspects projects
Thursday, January 03 2008
Ms Gloria Akuffo, Minister of Aviation, has inspected the progress of work on upgrading projects at the Takoradi Air Force Station.
(BAWKU) UPPER EAST:
peace return to Bawku
Thursday, January 03 2008
“The people of Bawku on Thursday woke up in peace and are going about their normal duties without any problems”, Mr Ephraim Okoh Brakatu,  Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in the Three Northern Regions, has said.
(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA reminds taxi drivers
Thursday, January 03 2008
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has reminded taxi drivers operating in the metropolis to wear the prescribed uniform of sea blue shirts over blue-black trousers when driving, in accordance with a directive it gave early last year.
(ACCRA) AMA :
New Year School opens
Thursday, January 03 2008
The 59th New Year School opens on Friday, January 4, to critically examine how well tertiary education could be made to respond to challenges of national development.
(HO) HO MUNICIPAL :
Six pupils arrested
Thursday, January 03 2008
Six pupils were on Thursday arrested by the Ho Municipal Fire Service for allegedly setting fire to the Kabakaba Hill overlooking the Ho municipality.
(NKWANTA) VOLTA REGION :
DCE urged children to show interest
Thursday, January 03 2008
Mr. Joseph Denteh, Nkwanta District Chief Executive (DCE) has urged children to show active interest in youth programmes as these could help them develop their hidden talents.
( Koforidua) New-Juaben :
Inadequate circulation of coins result in price hikes
Friday, January 04 2008
The inadequate supply of the New Ghana Pesewas has brought about changes in the prices of some items, which cost less than five pesewas, especially polythene bags.
    
Techiman :
Chief advises colleagues to support Omanhene
Friday, January 04 2008
Nana Joseph Ackesson, Odikro of Atabooso in Techiman Municipality has urged chiefs in the area to unite and support Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, Omanhene and Nana Afia Abrafi II, queen mother, of the traditional area for the meaningful development of the area.
BAWKU : Chiefs and Elders urged to make peace
Friday, January 04 2008
Brigadier General Joseph Adinkra, Commander of the Northern Command of the Ghana Armed Forces has appealed to the Chiefs and Elders of the Bawku Municipality to talk to their people to lay down their arms and stop the fighting.
National :
Kufuor receives Report of Nuclear Power Committee
Friday, January 04 2008
The Nuclear Power Committee headed by Professor Daniel Adzei-Bekoe has presented to the government a roadmap for adopting nuclear power to generate electricity in the country by the year 2018.
TEMA : DOWSU receives 120 complaints of misconduct from husbands
Friday, January 04 2008
The Tema office of the Domestic Violence and Victims Unit (DOVVSU) in 2007 received 120 complaints of misconduct from husbands against their wives while 1,055 wives also reported their husbands.
National :
Ghana Health Service ready to support Ghana 2008
Friday, January 04 2008
Dr Ahmed N. Zakariah, Director of the National Ambulance Service, has said  that the Service was prepared to manage any casualty during the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008 tournament.
(BOGOSO) WASSA WEST:
Workers of GSBPL honoured
Friday, January 04 2008
Thirty-three workers of Golden Star Bogoso/Prestea Limited (GSBPL) have been honoured for their exceptional performance and were each given a refrigerator and a certificate.
Nkoranza :
Communities embark on tree planting exercise
Friday, January 04 2008
The Rural Infrastructural Coordinating Unit of Local Government and Rural Development has provided assorted natural resource management tools to 18 communities in Nkoranza district to encourage and support the people to plant trees and to protect water bodies in the district.
(SUNYANI) SMA:
Ghanaians urged to showcase rich cultural heritage during CAN ’08
Friday, January 04 2008
Mr. Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister,  has urged Ghanaians to take advantage of the hosting of the 2008 African Cup of Nations tournament and showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage to promote tourism.  
(TEMA) TMA:
Finance Minister calls for effective auction sale at port
Friday, January 04 2008
Mr Kwadwo Baah Wiredu, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning has called for an effective procedure for the auctioning of abandoned goods at the Tema port. 
(OBUASI) OMA :
AngloGold fire: 22 miners trapped
Friday, January 04 2008
22 miners are believed to be trapped underground when fire broke out at the Engineering Department of AngloGold Ashanti.
(ESSIKADU) SAEMA :
Prisions Ladies donate to Essikadu Hospital
Friday, January 04 2008
The Western Regional Branch of the Prisons Ladies Association (PRILAS) has presented assorted items to the Essikadu Hospital.
(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA :
ADB to give loans to farmers, small and medium businesses
Friday, January 04 2008
The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) is to give credit to farmers, small and medium scale business operators in the Agona and Winneba municipalities under its micro-finance expansion programme this year.
   
(WINNEBA) AWUTU-EFUTU-SENYA:
Collaborate with chiefs for development - DCE urges
Friday, January 04 2008
Mr Solomon Abbam Quaye, Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Chief Executive, has urged assembly members to join hands with the leadership of the sub-structures, traditional authorities and all other community members to ensure effective grass root development.
(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA:
Agona Adukrom JHS cries for teachers
Friday, January 04 2008
Mr Robert Alex Adokoh, Assemblyman for Adukrom Electoral Area, has expressed concern about the refusal of the Agona District Directorate of Ghana Education Service (GES) to post teachers to the Adukrom Junior High School.
   
HO:
HO police identify fluid traffic as a major challenge
Friday, January 04 2008
The Ho Municipal Police have identified the fluid traffic flow out of the area at any given time of the day as a major challenge in tracking down burglars.
(ESSUOSO) ABURA-ASEBU-KWAMANKESE:
Potable water for disease prevention
Friday, January 04 2008
Two boreholes valued at GH¢ 18,000 have been provided for two communities within the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District by Pioneers-Ghana, a non-denominational missionary organisation committed to serving rural communities.
WA :
Tension in 2008 polls, threat to government’s development agenda
Friday, January 04 2008
Mr George Hikah Benson, Upper West Regional Minister has observed that the biggest threat to the government’s development agenda for the North might be tension and conflicts that would probably be generated by election 2008.
     
(TEMA) TMA:
Man, 20 arrested for possessing locally manufactured gun
Friday, January 04 2008
Bernard Kwame Annor, a 20-year-old unemployed has been arrested by the Sakumono Police for possessing a locally manufactured pistol.
WA:
Explore international markets for commodities from north - Dr. Al-hassan
Friday, January 04 2008
Dr. Seidu Al-hassan, a lecturer at the Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies, on Thursday said the only way the government could bridge the yawning development gap between the north and the south was through the exploration of international markets for commodities originating from northern Ghana.
(ADAUSENA) BIRIM NORTH :
Fire destroys Adausena Palace
Friday, January 04 2008
Fire gutted the palace of the Gyaasehene of Akyem Adausena in the Birim North District in the early hours of Thursday, destroying it completely.
    
(AFRESENI) AHAFO ANO SOUTH:
Afreseni Community mobilizes resources for development
Friday, January 04 2008
The chiefs and people of Afreseni, a farming community near Mankranso in the Ahafo Ano South District, realized 650 Ghana cedis in a fund raising harvest organised in aid of development projects in the community.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Drivers and traders appeal for coins
Saturday, January 05 2008
Some traders and commercial drivers in the Kumasi metropolis have appealed to the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to compel commercial and rural banks to make available enough coins in the system to facilitate business transaction.
(TARKWA) WASSA WEST:
Australian remanded for reckless driving
Saturday, January 05 2008
John Robinson Herbert, an Australian working with MANTRAC Company Limited,formerly known as Tractor and Equipment, has been remanded into prison custody by a Tarkwa Circuit Court for careless driving.
 
(TEMA) TMA :
Road accidents decrease in metropolis
Saturday, January 05 2008
The Tema Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) recorded 1,555 accidents in 2007 involving 2,012 vehicles.
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
Report on Teleku-Bokazo’s communal violence released
Saturday, January 05 2008
A seven-member committee which was set to ascertain the cause of the September 10, 2007 communal violence at Teleku-Bokazo and Anwia in the Nzema East District of the Western Region has presented its report to the Western Region Minister, Hon. E.A. Amoah.
AMA :
Environmental cleanliness to be ensured during Ghana 2008
Saturday, January 05 2008
Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a private waste management company has been contracted to ensure environmental sanitation at the four stadia of the Ghana 2008 venues of the MTN Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for January 20 to February 10.
(KOROFIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
DVLA registers more vehicles
Saturday, January 05 2008
The Eastern Regional office of the Driver and Vehicle License Authority (DVLA) in Koforidua registered 1,464 vehicles as at November 2007 as against 1,128 within the same period in 2006.
(PUSIGA) BAWKU :
Residents asked to return home
Saturday, January 05 2008
Chiefs in the Bawku Municipality, have been asked to allow people who fled the area during the recent conflict there to return to their homes in peace.
(REGIMANUEL ESTATES) TMA :
Father and son murdered
Saturday, January 05 2008
Unidentified gun men in the early hours of Friday shot and killed a 56-year-old man, Alhaji Mumuni Hamidu and his 20-year-old son, Dawuda Mohammed at their residence at the Regimanuel Estates near Sakumono.
(GARU) GARU TEMPANE :
Chiefs appeal for transport for police
Saturday, January 05 2008
The chief of Garu, Naba Akuntam Awuni, has appealed to government to provide the police in the area with a vehicle to enable personnel to discharge their duties efficiently.
(SEKONDI HARBOUR) SAEMA :
French Navy ship to dock at Sekondi
Saturday, January 05 2008
A French Navy Ship " BTS Bougainville " is scheduled to dock at Sekondi Harbour from January 07 to January 11.
BAWKU :
Security assess damage of communal violence
Saturday, January 05 2008
Brigadier General Joseph Adinkra, Commander of the Northern Command of the Ghana Army, has appealed to the chiefs and elders of the Bawku Municipality to talk to their people to lay down their arms and stop fighting.
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
People’s Assembly goes to Sekondi
Saturday, January 05 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor will address this year’s People’s Assembly on Friday, January 11, at the Assembly Hall of Sekondi College in the Western Region after which he will field questions from the gathering.
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
Nurture existing peace for development
Tuesday, January 15 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has urged Ghanaians to act within the premise of the law to ensure continuous peace which exist in the country currently, adding that  peace is an integral factor in every country’s development process which must not be compromised.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
GFA launches Black Stars’ replica jerseys
Saturday, January 05 2008
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has launched replica jerseys meant for supporters of the senior national team, the Black Stars.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana 2008 volunteers undergo training
Saturday, January 05 2008
The Sekondi-Takoradi Venue Organising Committee (STVOC) on Friday organized a one-day training programme for 430 volunteers for the Ghana 2008 tournament in the Metropolis.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Environmental cleanliness to be ensured during Ghana 2008
Saturday, January 05 2008
Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a private waste management company has been contracted to ensure environmental sanitation at the four stadia of the Ghana 2008 venues of the MTN Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for January 20 to February 10.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
LOC assures Licensees against ambush marketing
Saturday, January 05 2008
The Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, LOC) of the Ghana 2008 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008, Dr Kofi Amoah has assured licensees of merchandized paraphernalia of the protection of their rights and against ambush marketing.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Vogts could ’throw in towel’
Saturday, January 05 2008
Nigeria’s German coach Berti Vogts has admitted that his Super Eagles’ future is in doubt just two weeks before the start of the African Nations Cup.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Le Roy keeps Appiah’s name in Squad
Saturday, January 05 2008
Ghana’s camp base in Abu Dhabi, a city with rich historic background dating back to some 200 years ago, has remained busy since the Black Stars arrived late Wednesday for their pre-African Cup of Nations training camp.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Sportive beat Ashgold
Saturday, January 05 2008
Breaking News
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2008 schedule
Saturday, January 05 2008
African Cup of Nations Ghana 2008 schedule
Sixteen teams will compete in Ghana, over the course of three weeks, to lift the African Cup of Nations.
WA :
State media urged to empower correspondents logistically
Sunday, January 06 2008

Mr. George Sarpong, Executive Secretary of the Media Commission, has appealed to managements of state owned media to consider empowering their correspondents in the regions with logistics to enhance their performance.

(AFLAO) KETU:
Three die in accident
Sunday, January 06 2008

Three holiday makers including a final year student of Accra Polytechnic died in a car crash on Wednesday involving a salon car they were travelling in and a taxi at Avoeme a suburb of Aflao.

ACCRA:
Boafo condemns dubious kingmakers
Sunday, January 06 2008

Mr Sampson K. Boafo, Minister of State at the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture, has expressed concern about the activities of persons who, although they do not have connections with stool, have made themselves kingmakers leading to several chieftaincy disputes.
    

(GOMOA AFRANSI) GOMOA :
Prepare list of royals
Sunday, January 06 2008

Mr Sampson Kweku Boafo, Minister of State at the Ministry of Culture and Chieftaincy Affairs, has appealed to kingmakers to prepare a list of royals who qualify to ascend thrones and skins. 
    

ACCRA:
New Year School advocate reforms in decentralisation process
Sunday, January 06 2008

Speakers at the 59th Annual New Year School underway at University of Ghana, Legon, have advocated reforms in Ghana’s decentralisation process to conform to modern local governance practices.

ACCRA:
Polytechnics need more resources
Sunday, January 06 2008

Dr. Yakubu Pelga, Principal of the Tamale Polytechnic, on Friday said insufficient funding, logistics and other resources were making competency based technical training in the nation’s polytechnics ineffective.
    

WA:
We don’t harbour any private agenda
Sunday, January 06 2008

Mr. Edward Salia, Member of Parliament for Jirapa has reminded people in the Upper West Region not to regard the NDC parliamentarians as people harbouring a private agenda outside that of the ruling government.

(PRESTEA) WASSA WEST:
No Doctor at Prestea Hospital
Sunday, January 06 2008

For the past one week, the Government Hospital at Prestea has been operating without a medical officer.

(SECONDI) SAEMA:
Reconcile Teleku-Bokazu and Anwia
Sunday, January 06 2008

The Teleku-Bokazo, fact-finding committee has called for a swift reconciliation of the chiefs and people of Anwia and Teleko-Bokazo and its surrounding communities.

(NKAWIE) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Build meaningfully on the country’s political Independence
Sunday, January 06 2008

Mr. Eddy Obeng-Darko, a retired educationist has observed that, sacrifices made by the forefathers in the struggle for independence would be in vain if the youth failed to build meaningfully on the legacy bequeathed to them.

(TEMA) TMA :
CSM prevalent in dry season
Sunday, January 06 2008

Mr. Edward Saka, Superintendent of Tema Port Health has called on the public to inoculate against cerebrum spinal meningitis (CSM) as it is prevalent in the dry season.

OBUASI:
Mine workers threaten to stop work
Sunday, January 06 2008

The leadership of the Ghana Mineworkers’ Union (GMWU) will call for work-stoppage as a last resort if illegal miners (galamsey) will continue to terrorise underground workers of Anglo Gold Ashanti Obuasi mine.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Let us work hard for the sake of children
Monday, January 07 2008
Mr. Emmanuel Asamoah Owusu-Ansah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has enjoined all Ghanaians to work hard this year for the sake of the children, who are the future leaders of the country.
(MANKESSIM) MFANTSEMAN:
Five taxi drivers awarded
Monday, January 07 2008
Five taxi drivers in Mfantseman District in the Central Region, have been awarded for conveying pregnant women in labour to health facilities promptly.
(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN:
Work to improve conditions
Monday, January 07 2008
The Most Reverend Dr Robert Aboagye-Mensah, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, urged Ministers of the gospel to work hard to improve the socio-economic conditions of the people apart from propagating the gospel.
(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN
Fante reading books for basic schools
Monday, January 07 2008
The Mfantseman District Directorate of Education is to produce Fante reading books for basic schools to improve education in the area.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Caf’s Provisional programme during CAN 2008
Monday, January 07 2008
Below is a provisional programme for CAF during the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations in Accra from January 20 to February 10, 2008 in Ghana.
(WINNEBA) CENTRAL REGION:
Bishop commends NHIS workers
Monday, January 07 2008
The Right Reverend Bishop Dr. Godfred N. K. Zormelo, of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, has commended workers of the Awutru Effutu Senya District branch of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for their hard work and commitment to national goals.
(PEPEASE) KWAHU SOUTH:
New malaria drug introduced
Monday, January 07 2008
The Kwahu Traditional Council has held a durbar in honour of the members of Association of Black Cardiologists visiting the country at Pepease in the Kwahu South district.
HOCKEY LOCAL:
Exchequers win IPMC Championship
Monday, January 07 2008
After waiting on the championship sidelines for some 4 years, Exchequers of Bank of Ghana announced their arrival as championship contenders when they forced CEPS to a scoreless drawn game in the final match of the IPMC Hockey A-League.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana consider Fifa action over Adjei
Monday, January 07 2008
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is not ruling out Fifa action if goalkeeper Sammy Adjei is not released by Israeli side Ashdod for pre-African Cup of Nations training camp.
(SPORTS- BOXING) INTERNATIONAL:
South Korea boxer dies after bout
Monday, January 07 2008
Former WBC light-flyweight champion Choi Yo-sam has died after collapsing during a fight on Christmas Day.
NATIONAL:
Remove posters of other Aspirants
Monday, January 07 2008
Almost three weeks after the much publicized delegates congress of the New Patriotic Party NPP, a cross section of the public have called for the removal of posters of other  NPP aspirants within the city and other parts of the country.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
I’m off in summer: Drogba
Monday, January 07 2008
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has confirmed to Eurosport his desire to quit Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
(GOMAO-AFRANSI) GOMOA EAST:
Akwambo festival ends
Monday, January 07 2008
The Central Regional Minister, Nana Ato Arthur, has appealed to chiefs and people of Gomoa East District to stop fighting over the citing of the district capital.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Seek God’s wisdom - Clergy
Monday, January 07 2008
The International Council for Clergy, has cautioned the flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to seek God’s wisdom, strength and blessings to guide his political campaign for Election 2008.
(TWIFO-NTAFREWASO) TWIFO-HEMANG-LOWER DENKYIRA:
Workers assists HIV/AIDS Patients
Monday, January 07 2008
The Management of Twifo Oil Palm Plantation (TOPP) Limited has presented a cheque of GH¢1,000 to the Ebenezer Foundation, an association, which assists People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the Twifo Praso township.
(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN:
Assembly member donates to Police
Monday, January 07 2008
The Assembly member for Nkubem Electoral Area of Saltpond in the Mfantseman District, Mr Francis Ejaaku Donkoh, has donated Kasapa household phone to the Saltpond Police Station.
(BREKU) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Accident claims two lives
Monday, January 07 2008
The recklessness of a Man-diesel truck driver resulted in a fatal road accident claiming two lives at a spot at Breku near Asankare in the Asante Akim South District on Friday.
(SAKODE-ETOE) HO :
$ 3500 to boost community JHS
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Students and staff of Elon University in the United States of America have donated 3,500 US dollars to the chiefs and people of Sokode-Etoe, near Ho, to help complete the community’s Junior High School (JHS) block.
(APAM) GOMOA WEST:
Sustain peace during and after Elections
Monday, January 07 2008
The Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, Mr. Joe Hackman, has appealed to Ghanaians to sustain the peace that the nation is enjoying during and after the general elections.
NATIONAL :
Thomas Osei denied bail
Monday, January 07 2008
An Accra Fast Track High Court on Monday refused bail to Thomas Osei, 51, the man at the centre of the accident involving the President’s vehicle on the grounds that the accused would not attend court.
(TEMA) TMA:
Food sellers undergo medical Exams
Monday, January 07 2008
The Environmental Health Department of the Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA), in collaboration with the Ghana National Traditional Caterers Association (GTCA,) have embarked on an exercise to subject food handlers in the area to medical examination to ensure safety for food consumers.
(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM:
20-year-old electrician arrested
Monday, January 07 2008
A 20-year-old electrician, who allegedly stole his father’s GH¢ 3,500 had squandered the entire amount when he was arrested a month later.
BAWKU :
Ministry re-imposes curfew
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The Ministry of Interior has extended the curfew imposed on the Bawku Municipal area, Zabzugu and Garu township and their environs on 1st January 2007 following the eruption of communal violence on the recommendation of the Upper East Regional security Council (REGSEC).
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Ghana 2008 - free condoms at hotels
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The Ghana AIDS Commission will soon start distributing condoms to hotels that will accommodate guests who will be in the country for the Ghana 2008 tournament, taking place January 20 to February 10.
(TEPA) AHAFO-ANO-NORTH :
District to embark on 28 new projects
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The Ahafo-Ano North District Assembly in Ashanti has approved its 2008 annual financial estimate amounting to 1,709,383.20 Ghana cedis
(NSAWAM) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Scheme for traders, farmers introduced
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The Citizens Rural Bank Limited has evolved a scheme, which would facilitate trade and help peasant farmers expand their farms to ensure food sufficiency.
(KONONGO) ASANTE AKIM NORTH :
Police Commander cautions against upsurge in narcotic use
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Chief Superintendent Richard Baduweh, Konongo Divisional Police Commander, has expressed grave concern about the increasing use of narcotic drugs, especially among the youth, in the Konongo Municipality.
(BOMPATA) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH :
Police embark on massive manhunt
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The Juaso Police has mounted an intensive search for a 40-year-old farmer, who butchered his wife and in the process murdered his three-month-old baby at Bompata, near Asankare in the Asante Akim South District.
(STADIUM) KMA :
KATH prepares for disaster during Ghana 2008
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi have simulated a disaster scene at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium to assess its staff level of preparedness to effectively manage mass emergencies that might arise during the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations  Soccer Fiesta, which is only about two weeks away.
(ESIENINPONG) EJISU-JUABEN:
Customs and traditions should be documented
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Traditional rulers and kingmakers have been urged to properly identify and document their customs, traditions and succession lines to ensure that future succession to their stools were done peacefully.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Minister assures market women of government’s support
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Kwadwo Affram-Asiedu has assured market women in the New Juaben Municipality of government’s support for their businesses to thrive.
NATIONAL :
580 rural communities to benefit from electrification project
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Five hundred and eighty rural communities in the country are to benefit from a 90 million-dollar electrification project under the National Electrification Scheme (NES).
(ASUHYIAE) AHAFO ANO NORTH:
Community raises funds to support teachers’ quarters
Tuesday, January 08 2008
An amount of 2,100 Ghana cedis has been realized from a fund-raising organised by the chiefs and people of Asuhyiae in the Ahafo-Ano North District of Ashanti in aid of the construction of teachers’ quarters in the town.
(ATITEKPO) NORTH TONGU :
31 children under bondage rescued
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The Association of People for Practical Life Education (APPLE), an anti-child trafficking non-governmental organisation (NGO), would soon embark on advocacy programme to educate child trafficking endemic communities on the Child Trafficking Act, particularly in the Central, Volta and Brong Ahafo regions.
(GBEOGO) TALENSI-NABDAM :
Bountiful harvest for dry season farmers in Upper East
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Farmers in parts of the Upper East Region who took advantage of the receding flood water to plant water melon; maize, onion, tomatoes and other vegetables are expecting a good harvest.
NATIONAL :
Health sector faces major financial challenges - Amofa
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Financing the health sector to scale up health services has been a major challenge for the sector, Dr. George Amofa, Deputy Director General of the Ghana Health Service said .
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Illiasu boost for Black Stars
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Ghana defender Shilla Illiasu has trained with his national team colleagues for the first time in two months.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Sammy Adjei ready to defy club
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Ghana goalkeeper, Sammy Adjei has told his  Israeli club Ashdod, he will play for his country at this month’s African Cup of Nations.
(MAMPONG) SEKYERE WEST:
EC urged to build capacity of staff
Tuesday, January 08 2008
A Minister of the gospel has urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to build the capacities of its staff ahead of the 2008 general elections to enable them to discharge their duties to the satisfaction and expectation of all political parties.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Afrikinia Mission supports removal of RME from school syllabus
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The Afrikania Mission has stated that the removal of Religious and Moral Education (R&ME) from the syllabus of the new educational reforms is in the right direction.
(WA) WMA :
Police patrol team arrests nine persons
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The vigilance of the police in Wa during the Christmas and New Year festivities led to the arrest of nine persons suspected of committing crimes in some parts of the Upper West Region.
(AKROFU) HO:
Akrofu Chief Linguist commits suicide
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Anos Amu Yao, 79, Chief Linguist of Akrofu Traditional Area in the Ho Municipality, has committed suicide by hanging.
(EPUC) HO:
EP University receives cautious welcome
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The E.P. University College (EPUC), the premier university in the Volta Region, has been given a cautious welcome in the hope that its graduates would prove to be valuable assets rather than liabilities in society.
(CAPE COAST) CMA:
Judge expresses concern about indiscipline on the road
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Mr Richard Asiedu-Badu, a circuit court judge in Cape Coast, has expressed concern about road accidents and said jumping traffic lights was a serious traffic offence that needed a custodial sentence.
(CAPE COAST) CMA :
Judge deplores inhuman treatment of suspects
Tuesday, January 08 2008
A circuit court judge in Cape Coast, Mr Richard Asiedu-Badu, has appealed to the police administration to ensure that police cells were provided with toilet facilities to properly dispose of liquid waste.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Olympics to be Redefined
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Coach Joseph De Graft, the new technical head of Accra Great Olympics has said he believes he is  capable of redefining the fortunes of the team.”
(ACCRA) AMA :
Kofi Annan opens multi-purpose arts gallery
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Former UN Secretary General, Busumuru Kofi Annan has commissioned a 2 million dollar multi-purpose Artists Alliance Gallery in Accra with a call on Ghanaians to regard arts as an integral part of the Ghanaian culture which according to him has not received the needed attention.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Development partners sign 48 million dollar grant to fight HIV/AIDS
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) and stakeholders on Tuesday signed an Aide Memoire with Ghana’s Development Partners to renew their commitment and support to the fight against HIV/AIDS for 2008.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Ghana AIDS Commission to distribute free condoms
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Professor Sakyi Awuku Amoa, Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission has stated that five million pieces of condom would be made available during the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations 2008 tournament to be staged in Ghana on January 20 to February 10.
(KUMASI) KMA :
MTTU generates GH¢ 130,000 from fines
Tuesday, January 08 2008
The Ashanti Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Union (MTTU) Command of the Ghana Police Service realized a total of GH¢ 130,000 from fines imposed on recalcitrant drivers by the law court in 2007.
(KUMASI) KMA :
198 killed on Ashanti roads in 2007
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Drivers killed 198 persons and injured 1,227 others on Ashanti Region roads through motor accidents in 2007, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Seth Charles Oteng, Acting Regional Police Commander, announced in Kumasi on Tuesday.
BAWKU :
Chiefs of Bawku advised to intervene in on-going conflict
Tuesday, January 08 2008
Nana Owusu Annor Panin III, Chief of Kyirapatre in Kumasi has added his voice to calls for traditional leaders at Bawku to intervene in the conflict in the area.
 
(NEW EDUBIASE) ADANSI SOUTH :
Post new teachers to Districts which sponsored them - DCE.
Wednesday, January 09 2008
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has been called upon to ensure that it posts newly-trained teachers to the Districts Assemblies which sponsored them.
(LEGON) AMA :
University of Ghana turns 60 !
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Professor Alexander A. Kwapong, the first Ghanaian Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon has urged the authorities to transform the premier university to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
(ACHIMOTA) AMA :
Accra - Nsawam train shuttle service resumes
Wednesday, January 09 2008
The Accra-Nsawam train shuttle service, which was suspended following the derailment of a locomotive and passenger coach,  resumes full operations  today.
BAWKU :
Bawku youth call for peace
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Concerned Youth of Bawku, a pressure group, has called on government to play an independent and neutral role in the Bawku conflict to ensure that lasting peace returned to the area.
KMA :
740 men to beef up security during Ghana 2008
Wednesday, January 09 2008
As part of preparations to ensure maximum security during the Ghana 2008 tournament, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander has enlisted 500 men as reinforcement to ensure that criminal activities are brought to the barest minimum.
(DORMAA AHENKRO) DORMAA :
Hospital receives medical equipment
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Mr. Sam Appiah Sarpong, National Co-ordinator of Presbyterian Health Services has entreated health workers to exercise patience and show tender loving care for patients.
SUNYANI :
Farmer kills wife and commits suicide
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Akwasi Akowua alias Red, a 30-year old farmer, at the weekend allegedly committed suicide after he shot and killed his wife at  Kenyasi Number Two in Asutifi District of Brong Ahafo.
(AKUAPIM- AKROPONG) AKUAPIM NORTH :
Blind supported
Wednesday, January 09 2008
The London Branch of Kumasi Youngsters Club  have donated a cash of 1,500 Ghana cedis to the Akropong School for the Blind in the Akuapim North District to support the needy.
(ELMINA) KEEA :
Lack of water affecting school
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Due to the lack of water supply at the Edinaman Senior High School, three newly constructed dormitories, and a dinning hall, both with the capacity for 1,500 students, provided for the take-off of the boarding system at the school, are virtually lying idle.
( ACCRA) AMA :
Institute alternative to illegal mining
Wednesday, January 09 2008
The Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMWU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), hassaid one way to do away with illegal surface prospecting of minerals is for the Mining Companies to use part of their profits to establish viable secondary ventures to absorb the unemployed youth indulging in such activities.
  
(ACCRA) AMA :
Clean up exercises in three stadia sites to begin
Wednesday, January 09 2008
GC Projects Limited, a Non-Governmental Organization is organising a clean-up exercise in Accra, Kumasi and Sekondi-Takoradi prior to the CAN 2008 tournament to help beautify the country.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
548 clients receive loans
Wednesday, January 09 2008
The Takoradi branch of ProCredit Savings and Loans Company Limited has so far granted loans totalling GH¢700,000 to 548 clients since it started operations in June 2007.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
FIFA approves of 19 officials from Ghana
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Ghana’s stock of international match officials increases as world soccer governing body, FIFA approves 19 persons to join its tall list of officials for the game.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Crisis hits GNPA
Wednesday, January 09 2008
The Ghana National Procurement Agency (GNPA) is in financial distress as the company battles to compete with its competitors in the export and import sector.
(SPORTS- HOCKEY) LOCAL:
Ghana Hockey Outlines Plans for 2008
Wednesday, January 09 2008
The Ghana Hockey Association (GHA) has outlined its plans for the year stating that it will focus largely on preparatory works towards the hosting of the Hockey Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for Ghana in 2009.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
GCB dispatches tickets for Ghana 2008
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Ghana Commercial Bank has dispatched tickets for sale to the general public for some of the matches of the Ghana 2008 MTN Africa Cup of Nations to the public at its branches throughout the country.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Sports Journalists gear up for Ghana 2008
Wednesday, January 09 2008
A one-day seminar aimed at sharpening the skills of Sports Journalists, ahead of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations has ended in Accra. The seminar, under the sponsorship of Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, was attended by sport journalists drawn from both the print and electronic media.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Nigerian TV may lose Nations Cup
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Nigerian football fans face the prospect of not being able to see their team playing in the forthcoming African Cup of Nations.
(ACCRA) AMA :
VEEP confers with Sultan of Sokoto
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama has conferred with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, a prominent Muslim religious leader in Accra, where they expressed the need for religious harmony in society.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Stars play first test game
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Ghana coach, Claude Le Roy would watch from the sidelines on Thursday when the Black Stars play their first test game of the year at their camp in Abu Dhabi against local side, Al Nasr.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
2007 sees death of 117 in road accidents in Western Region
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Some 117 people died in road accidents in the Western Region in 2007 as against 92 deaths in 2006, Mr Thomas Bismark Boakye, Regional Coordinator of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), said on Wednesday.
(TAMALE) TMA :
Tamale Teaching Hospital gets stand-by generator
Wednesday, January 09 2008
The Concerned Citizens Association of Tamale (CCAT) and the Youth Empowerment, both pressure groups, have presented a standby generator valued at GH¢1,500 to the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
(TAMALE) TMA :
Measures taken to prevent guinea worm outbreak during CAN ’08
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Dr. Seidu Korkor, National Coordinator of the Guinea Worm Eradication Programme (GWEP) has given the assurance that adequate measures had been taken to prevent guinea worm disease outbreak during "Ghana 2008" football tournament.
(HO) HMA :
Child labour, driving Kente industry in Volta Region
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Kente weaving is fast becoming the major attraction in parts of the Volta Region where children, mostly trafficked from neighbouring Togo and parts of the region, have become the driving force.
(AMASAMAN) GA WEST:
Charity organisation donates to AIDS Foundation
Wednesday, January 09 2008
’The Only Hope’, an Accra-based Christian charity organisation on Wednesday donated food items worth 1,000 Ghana cedis to the Global Aid Foundation, an non-governmental Organisation also in Accra.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Faisal to host All Stars at Obuasi
Wednesday, January 09 2008
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has fixed the 10th week Premier League match between Kumasi King Faisal and Wa All Stars at the Len Clay Stadium at Obuasi.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
KEK Insurance Brokers supports KVOC
Wednesday, January 09 2008
KEK Insurance Brokers Limited has presented a cheque of 5,000 Ghana cedis to the Kumasi Venue Organising Committee (KVOC) towards the successful hosting of the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
(DORMAA AHENKRO) DORMAA :
Three citizens fete 120 widows
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Three Accra-based Dormaa citizens have presented assorted items worth 5,000 Ghana cedis to 120 widows, widowers and inmates of the children’s ward of the Presbyterian hospital at separate ceremonies at Dormaa Ahenkro.
(ACCRA) AMA :
CJ advocates ADR in conflict resolution
Wednesday, January 09 2008
The Chief Justice, Mrs. Justice Georgina Theodora Wood has proposed the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as an
effective tool for conflict resolution within the court system.
(ELUBO) JOMORO :
Potholes threatening western corridor
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Potholes have developed on the main road linking Ghana to Cote d’Ivoire, compelling drivers to engage in dangerous driving along the route and this could lead to accidents.
NATIONAL:
President Kufuor holds talks with Kenyan leaders
Wednesday, January 09 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor, Chairman of the African Union (AU), on Wednesday held the first rounds of talks with the main political actors in the disputed Kenyan presidential election as part of a diplomatic push to assist them to find common grounds and ease the stalemate.
(APOWA) SAEMA :
SAEMA Police relocate truck drivers
Wednesday, January 09 2008
One hundred and sixty articulated trucks loaded with dry cocoa beans have been re-located to a new transit point at Apowa near Takoradi.
 
(BUOKROM) KMA :
Kumasi Airport rehabilitation works on course
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Miss Gloria Akuffo, Minister of Aviation, has for the third time inspected the on-going rehabilitation works of the Kumasi Airport in Kumasi.
(AFLAO) KETU :
Food vendors at Aflao gear up for Ghana ’08
Wednesday, January 09 2008
The food vending business sector in Aflao is expected to have a major business boost with an expected 200,000 football fans from Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon crossing over into the country for the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations Tournament.
AMA :
ACCRA TAXI DRIVERS TO FACE AMA
Wednesday, January 09 2008
Taxi drivers in the Accra Metropolis have threatened to flout the order by the metropolitan assembly for them to wear a sea blue shirt and trousers as their uniform.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
12 flout painting law
Thursday, January 10 2008
Twelve persons have appeared before a Takoradi District Magistrate’s court for allegedly failing to paint their buildings in contravention of the byelaws of the Shama-Ahanta East Metropolitan Assembly (SAEMA).
(ELUBO) JOMORO :
Ghana-Cote d’Ivore link road a danger zone?
Thursday, January 10 2008
Potholes have developed on the main road linking Ghana to Cote d’Ivoire, compelling drivers to engage in dangerous driving along the route and this could lead to accidents.
HO :
Four arrested over disappearance of twins
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Police  have arrested four suspects in connection with the alleged disappearance of a set of twin brothers at Tsito, near Ho in the Volta Region.
( AHWEABENG) EAST AKIM :
GH¢ 9, 215 to help alleviate poverty in district
Thursday, January 10 2008
A one-week training workshop for grasscuter and bee-keeping projects for farmers in Ahweabeng near Old Akim Tafo opened at Ahweabeng.
(TETREFU) BOSOMTWE-ATWIMA KWANWOMA :
Bank supports construction work
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Bosomtwe Rural Bank at Kuntanase has since 1998 supported about 40 children of its shareholders to the tune of GH¢25,000 in scholarships to continue their education.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Nurses and Midwives Council denies allegations
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Registrar of the Nurses and Midwives Council, Mrs Veronica Darko, has denied charges that her outfit was deliberately stalling efforts in setting the licentiate examination for students who just graduated from Nursing Training Schools nationwide.
(APAM) GOMOA :
Christians urged not to compromise on peace
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, Mr Joe Hackman has called on Christians to set the pace for peace during the electioneering campaign for the 2008 general elections.
(KYEBI) EAST AKIM :
Okyehene urges politicians to be circumspect
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin, has cautioned politicians to be circumspect in their utterances during the campaign in order not to disturb the peace that the country is enjoying.
NATIONAL:
Maternal mortality ratio out soon
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Ghana Health Service will by the middle of the year come out with a  new maternal mortality ratio to be used for effective planning in reducing maternal mortality to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
(SUHUM) SKCDA :
Over thousand youth to be trained
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Centre for Betterment Collaboration (CBC), a Non-Governmental Organisation (GNA) is to train over 1,000 youth at Suhum in the Eastern Region to acquire skills needed on the job market.
(TEMA) TMA :
Tema Social Welfare records 2,013 cases
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Tema office of the Department of Social Welfare in 2007 handled 2,013 complaints of which 120 were referred to the family tribunal.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Assembly takes measures on waste management
Thursday, January 10 2008
The District Chief Executive for Awutu-Effutu-Senya, Mr. Solomon Abbam Quaye, has said about 37,000 metric tones of solid waste is produced in the district annually.
BAWKU :
Government will find lasting solution to Bawku conflict - Bartels
Thursday, January 10 2008
Mr Kwamena Bartels, Minister of Interior, has assured the chiefs and people of the Bawku that government would find a lasting solution to the recurrent conflict in Bawku.
AKATSI:
Contractor abandons project
Thursday, January 10 2008
Some 13 communities in the Akatsi District are forced to travel about 47 kilometres instead of 19 kilometres to market centres for business.
(ACCRA) :
Apostle Safo to establish vehicle-assembling plant
Thursday, January 10 2008
The technical division of the Kristo Asafo Church, the Great Kosa Limited, is to establish a vehicle assembling plant in Ghana.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Food vendors prepare for Ghana 2008
Thursday, January 10 2008
The food vending sector in Aflao is expected to have a boom with an expected 200,000 football fans from Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon crossing over the border to Ghana for Ghana 2008 football tournament.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Fans honour Drogba in Accra
Thursday, January 10 2008
Ivory Coast and Chelsea super star Didier Drogba is to be honored by his supporters from across the world here in Accra on Tuesday 29th January 2008.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
CAF President to attend Accra footbal expo
Thursday, January 10 2008
The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Mr. Issa Hayatou will be the Guest of Honour at the 2nd Accra Biennial Football Expo which is to be hosted at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on January 15 -17, 2008.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Stars list to be out Today
Thursday, January 10 2008
Ghana’s 23-man squad for the African Cup of Nations would be decided after Claude Le Roy sees his Black Stars team through the test game against Al-Nasr today.
(ABODZIKROM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Residents appeal for bridge
Thursday, January 10 2008
The people of Abodzikrom near Mfranta in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District have appealed to the government and the district assembly to construct a bridge over River Oboadaka that links Abodzikrom/Mfranta/Suhum/Asamankese truck road before the rains set in.
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Pensioners worried
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Ghana Government Pensioners Association in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District has expressed worry about the failure of the Controller and Accountant General’s Department to pay their 50 percent minimum pension adjustment since October last year.
(ASHTOWN) KMA :
Two persons fined 80,000 GH cedis for copyright offences
Thursday, January 10 2008
An Ashtown District Court in Kumasi on Wednesday sentenced two persons to a fine of 80,000 Ghana cedis for piracy contrary to the section 42 (C) of the Copyright Law, Act 690 of 2005.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABENG :
KOSA congratulates Daasebre Oti Boateng
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Koforidua Students Alliance has congratulated Daasebre Oti Boateng, Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional area for his enlistment in the 2006/2007-year edition of the Great Minds of the 21st century.
(NSUTA) SEKYERE WEST :
Multi million cedi library for Nsuta
Thursday, January 10 2008
A multi-million cedi community library initiated by one Mr. Sadik Antwi Boampong, pursuing studies in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United State, has been inaugurated at Nsuta in the Sekyere-West District.
(HO) HMA :
Kofi Dzamesi scared
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Volta Region would be confronted with serious security challenges as the year (2008) rolls on.
(AKIM SWEDRU) BIRIM SOUTH:
Akim Swedru deserves it- Youth Association
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Akyem Swedru Youth Association (ASYA) has commended the government on the  creation of the Birim South District and locating the capital at Akyem Swedru.
    
(ACCRA) AMA:
Food vendors receive training ahead of Ghana ’08
Thursday, January 10 2008
The Ghana Tourists Board has started a training programme for food vendors and chop bar operators ahead of the Ghana 2008 Football tournament to enable them to provide quality and efficient services to tourists who would visit the country.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABENG:
Rush for changing of old currency notes in Koforidua
Thursday, January 10 2008
Two-weeks after the old currency ceased to be a legal tender, there is a rush for changing the old currency for the new ones at banks in the New Juabeng Municipality.
(APAM) GOMOA:
GH¢ 30 million for Jatropha Plantation in Gomoa
Thursday, January 10 2008
The government has allotted GH¢ 30 million to the Gomoa District Assembly for the cultivation of Jatropha Plant in the area. The move is aimed at reducing the rate of unemployment in the district.
(WA) WMA :
NYEP improves teacher situation in Upper West
Thursday, January 10 2008
The recruitment of teachers under the National Youth in Employment Programme (NYEP) has tremendously improved the teacher situation in the Upper West Region, Mr. Cletus Paga, Regional Director of Education has said.
(NKORANZA) NDA:
GNAT President wishes teachers well
Thursday, January 10 2008
Mr Joseph Kwaku Adjei, President of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has sent a message of goodwill to members and prayed that the year would bring great blessings, prosperity and success in all their endeavours.
(NSOATRE) SMA :
Farmers arrested for setting fire in the bush
Thursday, January 10 2008
Six farmers, including two women, have been arrested by the Ghana National Fire Service in Brong Ahafo for carrying and setting fire in the bush during the harmattan season.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Construction of fishing harbour to begin in March
Friday, January 11 2008
Construction work on a multi-million Ghana cedi fishing harbour at Winneba is to begin in March this year, to promote commercial fishing activities in the newly created Effutu municipality and to provide adequate employment for the jobless youth in the area.
(TWIFO PRASO) TWIFO-HEMANG-LOWER- DENKYIRA :
Health workers to be honoured
Friday, January 11 2008
The Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira District Assembly is to institute a scheme this year to honour hard working health staff in the District.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Government petitioned to reactivate foundry
Friday, January 11 2008
The Ghana National Association of Garages (GNAG) has petitioned the Government to reactivate the foundry at Ahinsan in Kumasi and to transfer it to the Association to serve as a training centre for artisans at the Suame Magazine.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Herbal clinic challenges HIV/AIDS patients
Friday, January 11 2008
Champion Divine Clinic, a herbal treatment in Accra has said it had discovered treatment for HIV/AIDS using a herbal medicine to boost patients immune system.
(ODWANA) AMA :
Unauthorized hawkers warned
Friday, January 11 2008
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) is undertaking an exercise to flush out all unauthorized hawkers occupying the Odwana
Shopping Mall.
SUNYANI :
Musicians urged to be creative
Friday, January 11 2008
Mrs  Diana Hopeson, National President of Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), has urged members to be creative and to add value to their products.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Ghana Armed Forces supported
Friday, January 11 2008
The Ministry of Defence on Thursday handed 33 Toyota Pick-Ups to the Ghana Armed Forces to enhance the army’s capacity in its joint operations with the Police under operation "CALM LIFE" and other internal activities.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Four orphanages for PLWHA’s supporrted
Friday, January 11 2008
Mr. Daniel Christian Dugan, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) has called on individual and corporate bodies to give generously towards the upkeep of Persons Living with HIV AIDS (PLWAs).
(NANABA) CAPECOAST :
Students urged to save money
Friday, January 11 2008
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mfantseman Community Bank at Biriwa, Reverend Goerge Ato Mills Graves has advised students to cultivate the habit of savings whilst at School.
(MANKESSIM) MFANSTEMAN :
Drivers awarded for services to pregnant women
Friday, January 11 2008
Five taxi drivers in Mfantseman District have been awarded for rendering prompt services to women who were in labour.
WA :
Medical supplies donated to Clinic
Friday, January 11 2008
Alhaji Issah Yussif, an Islamic scholar, has advised Muslim youth not to yield to the temptation to serve as agents of politicians who would want to create confusion and use that to achieve their political goals during this year’s political campaigns.
HO :
Attitude of personnel changes at Ho Hospital
Friday, January 11 2008
The Ho Municipal Hospital is awakening to a new sense of mission where love of duty has become the guiding principle despite difficult conditions at the hospital.
BAWKU :
Indigents to be given monthly allowances
Friday, January 11 2008
Four communities in the Bawku Municipality  are to start receiving monthly grants next month.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
FIFA clears Abeyie for Ghana
Friday, January 11 2008
World soccer governing body, FIFA has granted Ghana’s request for a nationality switch for Quincy Owusu-Abeyie.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Black Stars’ 23-man Squad
Friday, January 11 2008
Hosts, Ghana, have named its final 23-man squad for the 2008 African Nations Cup.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Goldfields Ghana gives to Stars
Friday, January 11 2008
Goldfields Ghana Limited, headline sponsors of the Black Stars has announced a 480,000 dollar package for the team ahead of the MTN African Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Baba Yara Sports Stadium is 50 years
Friday, January 11 2008
Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club on Wednesday beat Club Football du Ouagadougou of Burkina Faso 4-1 in a friendly soccer match to commemorate the 50th anniversary celebration of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Princesses host Guinea on Sunday
Friday, January 11 2008
The National Women Under-20 team, the Black Princesses would on Sunday, January 13, host their Guinea counterparts at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
President Kufuor to commission Essipong stadium
Friday, January 11 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor would on Sunday, January 13, commission the newly constructed Essipong Sports Stadium near Sekondi- Takoradi at 2:00 pm.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana 2008 fever to peak at the right time
Friday, January 11 2008
Minister of State at the Education Ministry, Miss Elizabeth Ohene believes the Ghana 2008 African Cup of Nations fever will peak at the right time.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
"Let’s ensure fair play" - Amoah
Friday, January 11 2008
Dr Kofi Amoah, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Ghana 2008 African Cup of Nations has appealed to Ghanaians to ensure that fair play permeates the biennial event.
(ODJARDE) WEST AKYEM :
Japan supports community
Friday, January 11 2008
The government of Japan has signed a grant contract of GH¢74,348 with the West Akyem District Assembly for the construction of a six unit classroom block with offices at Odjarde, a farming community in the district.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
"Unite for Stars"- Abbey
Friday, January 11 2008
Mr. Randy Abbey, Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has emphasized on the need for Ghanaians to unite for the success of the Black Stars.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Quincy delight on Ghana switch
Friday, January 11 2008
New Ghana acquisition, Quincy Owusu-Abeyie has pledged absolute allegiance to the nation following FIFA’s decision to grant him a nationality switch.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Nigeria Names Squad
Friday, January 11 2008
Nigeria’s German coach Berti Vogts has named eight Africa Cup of Nations debutants in his squad for Ghana 2008.
(TWIFO-PRASO) TWIFO-HEMANG-LOWER-DENKYIRA:
Hard working staff to be honoured
Friday, January 11 2008
The Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira District Assembly is to institute a scheme this year to honour hard working health staff in the District.
(LEKLEBI) HOHOE :
40 students displaced
Friday, January 11 2008
A total of 40 male boarders of the of Leklebi Senior High School (SHS) in the Hohoe District have been displaced following
the collapsed of the School’s Boys Dormitory as a result of heavy rains in the area a few weeks ago.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Replace HIV/AIDS documentaries - Female Journalists
Friday, January 11 2008
Ghanaian female Journalists have called for the replacement of scary television and video documentaries portraying emaciated images of people dying from HIV/AIDS related diseases.
(HO) HMA :
Mediation centre settles seven cases
Friday, January 11 2008
The Volta Regional branch of the Community Mediation Centre (CMC) has amicably settled seven cases out of the 20 it received since its inception in April last year.
(ACCRA) AMA :
UK deports Ghanaian cancer patient
Friday, January 11 2008
Ama Sumani, 39, a Ghanaian woman who was undergoing treatment in the United Kingdom after cancer damaged her kidneys, has been flown back to Ghana by UK authorities, accompanied by two British Immigration officers and a medical Doctor.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Private sector commended for contribution to education
Friday, January 11 2008
The Ghana Education Service (GES) recognizes and appreciates the immense contribution of the private sector to quality education delivery and will continue to provide an enabling regulatory framework for its greater participation.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU-EFFUTU-SENYA:
5,000 benefit from SFP in Awutu-Effutu-Senya
Friday, January 11 2008
A total of 4,934 pupils from some selected educational institutions in the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District are being fed in school under the School Feeding Programme.
(CAPE COAST) CMA :
I have confidence in the Eloctoral Commission - Akuffo-Addo
Friday, January 11 2008
The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, has said he is putting his confidence in the Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct free, fair and transparent elections in December.
(ENYINASE) NZEMA EAST :
Police save man from being lynched
Friday, January 11 2008
But for the timely intervention of the police, a mob at Enyinase in the Nzema East District would have lynched a father who was taking his sick child to the hospital, for kidnapping.
(DENU) KETU:
KETU winning fight against malaria
Friday, January 11 2008
A collaborative effort between the Ketu District Assembly and the Ketu Health Directorate has seen to a significant reduction in malaria cases among pregnant women and children in the Ketu District.
(ACCRA CENTRAL) AMA:
Mass transport system developed
Friday, January 11 2008
Efforts by the government to address problems associated with urban transport have been boosted with the development of a concept design of a pilot Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system for Accra.
NATIONAL:
Finance Minister lauds Japan’s contribution to economic development
Friday, January 11 2008
Finance Minister, Mr Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu on Friday lauded the contribution of the Japanese government to Ghana’s socio-economic development.  
(MANHYIA) KMA :
Kumasi City Hotel to be inaugurated
Friday, January 11 2008
The Kumasi City Hotel would be inaugurated on Saturday to provide accommodation for foreign players who would participate at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi during the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations Cup.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Change voting period fro 7 am to 6 am - NCCE
Friday, January 11 2008
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on Friday called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to amend the polling period - voting time from the current (7:00 Am to 5:00PM) to 6:00 Am to 4:00PM.
TECHIMAN :
Fake currency dealer jailed
Saturday, January 12 2008
A circuit court in Techiman has sentenced a 35 year-old Nigerian trader to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour for possessing fake papers cut into the sizes of Ghana Cedi notes without authority, contrary to section 19 (a) clause (1) of currency Act 242 of 1994.
HO :
Judicial Service staff urged to take paralegal courses
Saturday, January 12 2008
Mrs. Justice Georgina Wood, Chief Justice has called on legal brains and education planners to develop a middle-level paralegal course for ancillary staff of the Judicial Service to help improve the country’s justice system.
BOLGATANGA :
NGO to aid young adults to establish businesses
Saturday, January 12 2008
The Operation Fresh Start, a unit of Afrikids, an NGO that works for the benefit of needy children in the three Northern Regions is preparing to pass out its first batch of 10 young adults  it sponsored to learn various vocations in Bolgatanga.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
About 5000 pupils being fed
Saturday, January 12 2008
A total of 4,934 pupils from some selected educational institutions in the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District are being fed in school under the School Feeding Programme.
(ASHIAMAN) TMA :
Irrigation dam under threat
Saturday, January 12 2008
The Ashaiman Irrigation Farmers Co-operative Society (AIFCS) has appealed to the government and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector to eject encroachers along the irrigation dam as their activities was a threat to the dam.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
20 new hotels spring up in S’di-Takoradi.
Saturday, January 12 2008
Twenty new hotels have applied for registration in preparation towards Ghana 2008 in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis
ACCRA :
Provide fair coverage to political parties
Saturday, January 12 2008
The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has urged media practitioners to provide fair coverage to all political parties in the run up to the December polls this year, in order to sustain the peace.
ACCRA (AMA) :
Japan lauded
Saturday, January 12 2008
Finance Minister, Mr Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu has lauded the contribution of the Japanese government to Ghana’s socio-economic development.
(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA :
More hotels to accomodate Ghana 2008 players
Saturday, January 12 2008
The Kumasi City Hotel would be inaugurated today to provide accommodation for foreign players who would participate in the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations Cup.
(BUSUNYA) NKORANZA :
Police urged to work with the public
Saturday, January 12 2008
Major Derek Oduro (rtd), MP for Nkoranza North has urged the police to work with the public to obtain vital information that would help combat the crime wave in the area.
(CASTLE) AMA :
President dismisses National Security Minister
Saturday, January 12 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has relieved Mr Francis Poku, Minister of National Security of his position with effect from Saturday, January 12, a statement issued today from the Office of the President, Castle, Osu said.
(AGOGO) ASANTE AKIM NORTH :
Farmer jailed for arson
Saturday, January 12 2008
The Juaso Circuit Court has sentenced Kofi Duku, a 27-year-old farmer, to 18 months imprisonment for setting ablaze the house of Ayambile Grushie at Aguaso near Agogo in the Asante Akim North District.
(TEMA) TMA:
Pharmacist warns against excessive intake of "Paracetamol"
Sunday, January 13 2008

Mrs Gifty Ofori Ansah, Pharmacist at the Tema Municipal Health Directorate on has cautioned the public against excessive intake of "Paracetamol" without medical prescription, as it is harmful to one’s health.

(TAMALE) TAMA:
decentralize the management of development-aid
Sunday, January 13 2008

The Social Enterprise Development Foundation of West Africa, a non-governmental organization (NGO), has called for the decentralization and management of development aid including the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) funds.

(APAM) GOMOA:
Health Directorate institutes drivers’ award
Sunday, January 13 2008

The Central Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service is to institute an annual best driver award to reward drivers who convey expectant mothers to health facilities. 

(MUMFORD) GOMOA:
Clean beaches towards CAN 2008
Sunday, January 13 2008

Mr Kow Osafo-Kotu, 2007 National Best Fisherman, has urged chief fishermen in coastal communities to organize clean-up exercises to tidy up the beaches as their contribution towards the success of the upcoming African Cup of Nations tournament to be hosted by Ghana.

(ASHAIMAN) TMA:
Irrigation dam under threat
Sunday, January 13 2008

The Ashaiman Irrigation Farmers Co-operative Society (AIFCS) has appealed to the government and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector to eject encroachers along the irrigation dam as their activities 
 posed a threat to the dam.

(KUMASI) KMA:
President Kufuor inaugurates refurbished four-star City Hotel
Sunday, January 13 2008

President John Agyekum Kufuor has inaugurated the 21.2 million-dollar refurbished Golden Tulip Kumasi City, formerly the City Hotel, one of the nation’s foremost prized assets in the hospitality industry.

(TEMA) TMA:
Intensify education on chronic diseases
Sunday, January 13 2008

Dr Charity Sarpong, Medical Superintendent of the Tema General Hospital, has called on the Public Health Unit of the Ministry of Health to intensify its education on causes, prevention and management of chronic diseases.

TMA:
Muslim leaders pray for peace
Sunday, January 13 2008

Muslim leaders in Ashaiman and Tema have prayed for peace and unity for the nation in connection with this year’s general elections.

(ACCRA) AMA:
Trashy Bags to keep stadia clean during Ghana 2008
Sunday, January 13 2008

Trashy Bags Limited, a waste management and recycling company would deploy workers to all the various stadia to ensure that the stadia is rid of filth during Ghana 2008.
    

(KUMASI) KMA:
Multi-purpose ICT Company inaugurated
Sunday, January 13 2008

The Reverend Edward Agyenfrah, a lecturer at the Christian Service College in Kumasi has inaugurated a 500,000 Ghana cedi (5 billion cedis) Smart Multi-Media Company, a multi-purpose Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Centre at Amakom in Kumasi.

CAPE COAST:
Illegal chain saw operator on GH¢5,000 bail
Sunday, January 13 2008

A chain saw operator, Kwame Ansah alias Kwame Operator, 35, was on Friday granted GH¢5,000.00 bail by a circuit court at Cape Coast for allegedly moving forest products without permission, stealing 100 pieces of wawa boards and resisting arrest.

CAPE COAST:
Hotel attendant bonded one-year for assaulting wife
Sunday, January 13 2008

James Mensah, a 42-year-old cleaner of a hotel in Cape Coast was on Friday bonded to be of good behaviour for one year by a circuit court at Cape Coast for assaulting his 50-year-old wife Theresa Afful at Nkanfoa, a suburb of Cape Coast.

(BONWIRE) ASHANTI:
Training programme for artisans
Sunday, January 13 2008

The Ministry of Tourism and Diasporan Relations would in the middle of this year commence a comprehensive training programme for artisans in the country.

(TWIFO PRASO) TWIFO-HEMAN-LOWER-DENKYIRA:
772 youths get employment
Sunday, January 13 2008

The Twifo-Heman-Lower-Denkyira district assembly has so far offered employment to 772 youth under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in the district.

(TETTEH QUARSHIE) AMA :
Insecurity at Tetteh Quarshie Interchange
Monday, January 14 2008
Ghana’s biggest and the largest roundabout in Africa, the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, has experienced blackout for the past two weeks as a result of the dysfunctional street lights in and around the area
(HAATSO) GA EAST:
"Register children independently under NHIS"
Monday, January 14 2008
Mrs Cecilia Boateng-Mensah, Chief Executive Officer of Unique Child Academy, a private daycare/primary school, has advocated a system under the National Health Insurance Scheme that would cater for the registration of children, independent of their parents or guardians.
(ESSIPON) SAEMA :
38.5- million-dollar Essipon Stadium inaugurated
Monday, January 14 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has inaugurated the 38.5-million-dollar multi-functional state-of-the-art Sports Stadium built in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
(DEKPOR-HORME) KETU :
MPs urged to use common fund transparently
Monday, January 14 2008
Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister, has called on Members of Parliament (MP) to ensure transparency and accountability in the disbursements of the MPs Common Fund.
(ODUMASE-KROBO) MANYA KROBO :
Political leaders in Ghana urged to preach peace
Monday, January 14 2008
Political leaders in the country have been advised to be careful of their pronouncements in this election year and promote peace instead of social and political upheavals.
(AFLAO) KETU :
CEPS fails to meet target
Monday, January 14 2008
The Aflao Sector of the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) last year failed to  realise its GH¢ 653 million revenue target, making only GH¢ 444 million, a shortfall of GH¢ 209 million.
(ACCRA) AMA :
DG of GBC inducted
Monday, January 14 2008
Right Rev. Dr Yaw Frimpong-Manso, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has asked leaders to regard themselves as servants chosen by God or men to serve in love for the common goal and benefits of society.
(BREMAN BEEDUM) ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA :
Durbar held on malaria prevention
Monday, January 14 2008
Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has held a durbar on malaria prevention at Breman Beedum in the Central Region.
   
(ACCRA) AMA :
Christians told to be mindful of their actions
Monday, January 14 2008
Reverend Canon Ebenezer Tetteh Quaynor, a Minister of the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity in Accra, urged Christians to be mindful of what ever they do because they would account for their actions to God after death.
   
(SWALABA) AMA :
Exercise restraint in this year’s election
Monday, January 14 2008
Ghanaians have been advised to exercise restraint during their political campaigns to ensure decorum and a violence-free general election in December this year.
(GOMOA-ASEBU) GOMOA :
Asebu Educational Fund calls for assistance
Monday, January 14 2008
Nana Kojo Beedu V, Chief of Gomoa-Asebu, near Winneba Junction, and Life Patron of the town’s Educational Development Fund, has called on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), corporate bodies and individuals to consider extending financial support to the Fund to ensure the attainment of its objectives.
(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA :
Two die in motor accident
Monday, January 14 2008
Two people died on the spot and 18 others sustained various degrees of injury when a Kia truck and a Benz Bus collided on Kumasi-Bibiani road in the Atwima Mponua District.
(TARKWA) WASSA WEST:
Ensure massive registration
Monday, January 14 2008
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, flagbearer, New Patriotic Party (NPP) visited Tarkwa with his thanksgiving tour of the nation after his election as flagbearer of the Party.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Zambians in Town
Monday, January 14 2008
Zambia are the first participating nation to arrive for the competition which gets underway on January 20 and runs till February 10 in four hosting cities.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Ghana spank Guinea for four
Monday, January 14 2008
The Black Princesses have gotten their FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup qualifiers off on a good footing with resounding 4-0 victory over Guinea at the Ohene Djan Stadium on Sunday.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Essipon Stadium inaugurated
Monday, January 14 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has inaugurated the 38.5-million-dollar multi-functional state-of-the-art Sports Stadium built in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Hotels cash in on Nations Cup
Monday, January 14 2008
Many hoteliers in Ghana have come under fire for using the Africa Cup of Nations finals as an excuse to impose massive price hikes.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Tournament fever catches Ghanaians
Monday, January 14 2008
The flags are flying on top of buildings all around the capital, Accra, and no doubt across the entire country as well.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Ghana legend laments money culture
Monday, January 14 2008
The most successful coach in African Nations Cup history says the modern game is being undermined by players whose primary motive is money.
(SPORTS- BOXING) INTERNATIONAL:
Calzaghe-Hopkins deal finalised
Monday, January 14 2008
Joe Calzaghe’s super-fight with Bernard Hopkins looks set to go ahead in April, with Las Vegas the likely venue.
(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA :
HIV/AIDS workshop for pupils in Atwima Mponua Opens
Monday, January 14 2008
Mr Patrick Manu-Boahen, Deputy National Co-ordinator of the School Health Education Programme, has cautioned students to avoid promiscuous lifestyles and other social vices that could be detrimental to their health.
(AKYEM ABENASE) BIRIM NORTH:
Driver, son die in accident
Monday, January 14 2008
Yaw Bathinor, 45, a timber truck driver and his son, Dominic Bathinor, 12, were killed last Friday in a lorry accident at the outskirts of Akyem Abenase in the Birim North District.
(HO) HMA:
Togbui Sri ‘Abdicates’
Monday, January 14 2008
Mr Francis Nyonyo Agboada, alias Togbui Sri III, whose purported installation as the Awoamefia of Anlo stirred a bloody civil strife in the area, has finally renounced his claim to the Anlo Stool.
(AMASAMAN) GA WEST:
Youth advised to exercise self-control
Monday, January 14 2008
The Reverend Robert Nelson Adayi, Associate Pastor of the Holy Ghost Revival Assemblies of God Church on Monday advised the youth to exercise self-control and refrain promiscuous life to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS.
(GBLEDI-GBOGAME) HOHOE:
Highest Mountain, Afadja receives facelift
Monday, January 14 2008
Sod has been cut for the commencement of the construction of a GH¢ 48,600 Tourists’ Centre at Gbledi-Gbogame in the Hohoe District.
(ACCRA) AMA:
African Journalists Award to be held in Ghana
Monday, January 14 2008
Cables New Network (CNN) International and Multichoice on Monday launched the CNN Multichoice African Journalists Award for 2008 to be held in Ghana on July 19 this year.
(DEKPOR-HORME) KETU:
MPs urged to use common fund transparently
Monday, January 14 2008
Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister, has called on Members of Parliament (MP) to ensure transparency and accountability in the disbursements of the MPs Common Fund.
NKORANZA :
SSNIT pensions go up
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has increased pensions by an average of 17 percent as of December last year, a top official has said.
BAWKU :
Government re-imposes curfew at Bawku
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Government on has re-imposed the curfew on the Bawku Municipality but lifted it on Zabugu and Garu townships in the Upper East Region following recommendations from the Regional Security Council (REGSEC).
   
AMA :
Non-uniformed taxi drivers to be dragged to court
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has announced that from  today, Tuesday, January 15, 2008 it would arrest and prosecute all taxi drivers who failed to wear the prescribed uniform, Mr. Stanley Nii Adjiri-Blankson, Metropolitan Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) said.
(ENCHI) AOWIN SUMAN :
Reconstruction work on Enchi - Asankrangwa road begins
Tuesday, January 15 2008
President John Agyekum has performed the ceremony for reconstruction work to begin on the two lane single carriageway 56-kilometre Enchi - Asankrangwa road.
(TEMA ROUNDABOUT) TMA :
Fire Service threatens arrest of artisans at Tema roundabout
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Mr Paul Enyonam Tamakloe, Tema Regional Fire Officer has threatened to arrest artisans undertaking the installation of gas cylinders in vehicles at the Tema General Hospital roundabout.
NATIONAL :
25,000 extremely poor households to be supported
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The Ministry of Manpower, Youth and Employment, would from this year offer relief to about 25,000 extremely poor households in 50 districts in the country.
WA :
Upper West Region records more fire outbreaks
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The Upper West Regional branch of the Ghana National Fire Service recorded a total of 96 fire outbreaks in 2007 as compared to 51 in 2006, Mr Douglas Koyiri, Deputy Regional Fire Officer has said.
BAWKU :
Students call for more security in Bawku
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The National Union of Kusasi Students and Associates (NUKSA) has called on the Government to increase the security in the Bawku Municipality and ensure that it is sustained for the entire year, since it is an election year with lots activities in the area.
SUNYANI :
Journalists in B/A Region commended
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, at the weekend commended media personnel in the region for projecting the region last year.
(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA:
Conduct violence-free campaigns
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Nana Kobina Botwe II, Swedruhene has called on the political parties to conduct violence-free campaigns towards the forthcoming general elections.
BAWKU :
Huts burnt in Bawku, No Casualty
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Fire gutted four houses in the Bawku Municipality, damaging some properties before it was put off.
ACCRA:
Remove centers in Central Business area of Accra
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The Odododiodoo Constituency Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has petitioned the National Electoral Commission to remove some registration and polling centres in the area.
(BANTAMA) KMA :
MP inspects burnt market
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Madam Cecilia Abenaa Dapaah, Minister of State in-charge of Works, Housing and Water Resources and Member of Parliament (MP) for Bantama on Monday inspected the Bantama market in Kumasi, which was gutted by fire at the weekend.
NATIONAL :
Communities, District Assemblies asked to take up tourism crusade
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Mr Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations has called on individuals, communities and District Assemblies to take up the tourism crusade by identifying the attractions in their areas and initiate its developments.
(AIRPORT) AMA :
KIA CEPS beats revenue target
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) branch of the Customs Excise and Preventive Services(CEPS), collected a total revenue of 946,067,961.90 billion cedis for the year 2007.
(OHENE DJAN STADIUM) AMA :
Trashy Bags Company to support Black Stars
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Trashy Bags Company Limited, a waste management and recycling company has said that it would recycle all plastic wastes which would be collected at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium during the opening day of the Ghana 2008.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Asamoah fills Appiah’s shirt
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The Black Stars number 10 shirt vacated by Stephen Appiah due to injury would be in use when the African Cup of Nations kicks off.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Stars arrival to spark up CAN euphoria
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The flags have been flying high this week as the locals pull up the red, yellow and green with the black Star in the middle depicting Ghana’s flag. What is the reason, Football of course.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Quincy raring to play in Accra
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie has finally had the opportunity of play for the Black Stars since having his nationality switch request endorsed by
FIFA last week.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Trashy Bags Company to support Black Stars
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Trashy Bags Company Limited, a waste management and recycling company has said that it would recycle all plastic wastes which would be collected at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium during the opening day of the Ghana 2008.
(ELMINA) AWUTU-EFFUTU-SENYA:
Artisans clean Elmina Township
Tuesday, January 15 2008
About 600 members of the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) District Artisans Association on Tuesday undertook a four-hour clean up exercise to beautify Elmina.
 
(ACCRA) AMA:
Let’s host Ghana ’08 alive - NRSC
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has called on Ghanaians to observe road safety regulations and practices
religiously to ensure that Ghanaians stay alive during and after the Ghana 2008 football tournament.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABENG:
Multi-complex hospital to be built in Koforidua
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Matthew 25, an HIV/AIDS advocacy centre based in the New Juaben Municipality, is to build a multi- purpose hospice complex to cater for the vulnerable and especially people living with HIV/AIDS.
(ACCRA) AMA:
8th Ghana Tourism Awards launched
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) on Tuesday launched the eighth Ghana Tourism Awards 2008 with the introduction of innovative packages to reflect realities of modern day trends in the tourist industry.
(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Robber killed in gun battle with police
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The Juaso police in Ashanti on Tuesday killed one armed robber and arrested another at Juaso in the Asante-Akim South District following a gun battle with seven armed robbers.
(TEMA) TMA:
Tema records 277 fire outbreaks in 2007
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) in the Tema Region recorded a one-point-five percent increase in fire cases in 2007, handling 277 fire outbreaks over 273 in 2006.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Dental disease on the ascedancy among pupils
Tuesday, January 15 2008
A medical officer has appealed to authorities of basic schools to liaise with dental departments of health facilities to step up oral health education among pupils and students.
(TWIFO BEPOBEN) THLD:
Minister, two britons honoured
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The chiefs and people of Ayaase Bepoben, in conjunction with Twifo Mampong Peter Anne school complex, have honoured Mr Abraham Odoom, Deputy Minister of Health, for his contribution towards the development of Twifo Hemang-Lower-Denkyira District.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Stars receive a rousing welcome
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Ghana’s senior national soccer team, the Black Stars arrived in Accra, five days to the commencement of the 26th Africa Cup of Nations to a tumultuous welcome at the Kotoko International Airport in Accra.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Football ’Dons’ inaugurate Ghana’ s projects
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Major football powerbrokers, Sepp Blatter, Issa Hayatou and Michel Platini would join forces with members of the Ghana Football Association to inaugurate FIFA funded Goal Projects in the country on Saturday.
TALENSI NABDAM :
150 children withdrawn from galamsey
Wednesday, January 16 2008
One hundred and fifty children who were actively involved in small scale mining “galamsey”, in the Talensi Nabdam District have been given the opportunity to go to school or learn vocations of their choice.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Zambian team lose items
Tuesday, January 15 2008
Tragedy has hit the Zambian senior national team, the ‘Chipolopolo’ following the loss of baggage of some of their officials and players.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Zambia’s training pulls crowd
Tuesday, January 15 2008
There was a high turn out of spectators at the Opoku Ware School Park in Kumasi on Monday as the Zambian senior national team, the ‘Chipolopolo’ embarked on their first training session to condition the players ahead of the Ghana 2008 tournament, which kicks off on January 20.
(BOMOAKPOLE) NZEMA EAST:
Youth advised against hard drugs
Tuesday, January 15 2008
The Tufohene of Bomoakpole in the Nzema East District of the Western Region, Nana Ahunlu Ackah has advised the youth in the area to desist from taking hard drugs and rather concentrate on their education so as to become useful future leaders.
TECHIMAN :
Hoteliers commend Assembly
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Techiman Municipal branch of Ghana Hoteliers Association has commended the Municipal Assembly for involving its members in deliberations, particularly, with fee fixing resolution.
    
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Parliament holds forum
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Members of Parliament (MPs) believe that the demands on them to provide developmental projects are likely to compromise their role as law makers and representatives of the people.
(MANHYIA) KMA :
"Promote technical education"- Asantehene
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has appealed to the Chinese Ambassador in Ghana to use his good offices to promote the development of technical education in Ghana.
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
90 million dollars to rehabilitate railway lines
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Ninety (90) million dollars out of the 750 million raised from the Eurobond has been earmarked for the rehabilitation of the Western and Eastern Railway Lines, President John Agyekum Kufuor, has announced.
WA :
Senior High Schools receive computers
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Ghana COCOBOD has presented 25 computers and accessories with five printers at a total cost of Gh.34,000 cedis to five Senior High Schools in the Upper West Region.
SUNYANI :
Customers owe Water Company 2.5 billion cedis
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Customers in the Brong Ahafo owe the Ghana Water Company a total of 2.5 billion cedis as at November last year, according to Mr. Kwabena Tabiri, Regional Commercial Officer of the Company.
TAMALE :
“Lets celebrate festival peacefully” - Alhaji Mustapha
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris, Northern Regional Minister has called on the Chiefs and people of Dagbon to hold this year’s celebration of their annual "Bungum", fire festival peacefully and devoid of any nasty incidents.
NKORANZA :
Nkoranza gets information van
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Mr. James Kwabena Appiah-Awuah, Nkoranza District Chief Executive (DCE), urged personnel of the Information Service Department in the District to work assiduously to inform and educate the people about government policies and their implementation.
NKORANZA :
Electricity poles protected against bushfires
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The management of Volta River Authority (VRA) in Nkoranza District, has engaged two contractors to clear weeds around electricity poles in the area, to protect them against bushfires.
TAMALE :
NADMO educates school children
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has embarked on a nation-wide disaster management education programme to educate pupils on disaster prevention and also encourage them to grow trees.
WA :
EU to spend 1.32 million Ghana cedis on projects
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The European Union has allocated 1,324,552 Ghana cedis for the implementation of various rural development projects in the Upper West Region within the next eighteen months, under the second phase of its sixth Micro-Projects Programme.
(ACCRA) NDC :
TEIN cautions NDC on directives
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Greater Accra Tertiary Education Institutions Network of (TEIN) of the National Democratic Congress (NDEC) on Tuesday asked the party to adhere to its own directives that any executive member who wished to contest for a parliamentary seat should resign his post.
(NKAWKAW) CPP:
Ghanaians urged to vote for CPP in election 2008
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) Flag Bearer, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom appealed to Ghanaians to vote for the party in Election 2008 to enable it to end the high rate of unemployment.
(ACCRA) PNC:
PNC ready to give Ghanaians the needed change
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Dr Edward Mahama, Flagbearer of the People’s National Convention, (PNC) has expressed his party’s readiness to give Ghanaians the needed change when given the mandate in Election 2008.
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
Let’s join hands in the fight against corruption
Wednesday, January 16 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has reiterated government’s commitment  to fighting corruption and has therefore invited all Ghanaians to join hands in the battle against corruption by providing important and reliable information.
WA :
Assembly fails to confirm nominee
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Wa Municipal Assembly has failed to confirm President John Kufuor’s nominee, Mr. Abdul Aziz Mohammed as Municipal Chief Executive.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana FA mess up Hayatou arrival
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Ghana Football Association (GFA) risk drawing the ire of the Caf after no GFA member turned up to welcome Issa Hayatou on Monday.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
No change to Nations Cup timing
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Confederation of African football (Caf) says that there are no immediate plans to change the timing of the Africa Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Nigerian Players to Wear Designer Suits
Wednesday, January 16 2008
When the Super Eagles leave Malaga for Ghana tomorrow, they will be sporting designer suits courtesy of Coca-Cola, the official beverage of the senior national team, even as they trained behind closed doors for a second day yesterday.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
LOC warns of illegal broadcast of Ghana 2008
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations has emphasized that it will not tolerate any radio or television company that will attempt to trifle with the production rights of the tournament.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Blatter to arrive in Ghana today
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Fifa president Sepp Blatter will arrive in Ghana on Wednesday to inaugurate Fifa’s Goal Projects in the country.
NATIONAL :
President creates two more districts
Wednesday, January 16 2008
President J.A Kufuor has by an Executive Instrument (EI), created two new districts and elevated two exisiting ones to municipalities.
(ROMAN RIDGE) AMA :
Police beseige ex-minster’s house
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The residence of Mr. Francis Poku, the former National Security Minister who was relieved of his post on Saturday morning has been  beseiged by a  number of armed policemen and military personnel.
(OBUASI) OMA:
Let AIDS victims acess drugs along the NHIS - Dr. Somuah
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Non-government organisations (NGOs) and other groups working towards the fight against HIV/AIDS have been called upon to strengthen their advocacy to make it possible for AIDS victims to access anti-retroviral drugs along the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
       
(WA) WMA:
Upper West records food deficit
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Assessment of agricultural production in the Upper West Region this year indicates an overall average of 16 per cent reduction in yield of major crops as compared to last year.
(TAMALE) TMA:
Aviation Minister inspects work on Tamale Airport
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Mrs. Gloria Akuffo, Minister of Aviation on Wednesday inspected finishing touches being put to infrastructural works at the Tamale Airport as part of preparation towards Ghana 2008.
(ELMINA) KEEA:
Expectant mothers advised to visits health centre frquently
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Expectant mothers have been advised to seek medical attention as soon as they develop complications to save their lives and that of their babies instead of consulting spiritualists and divine healers.
(SUNYANI) SMA:
Disabled urged to try to achieve aim
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Mr. Emmanuel Wozuame, Manager of the Social Welfare Training Centre in Sunyani, on Wednesday urged  physically-challenged persons to strive to achieve their aims in life through hard work.
(KWABENG) ATIWA:
European Union lauds Atiwa District
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Atiwa District in the Eastern Region has been declared the best with regard to the implementation and execution of European Union (EU) Funded projects and programmes in the region.
(NKORANZA) NDA:
Nkoranza Education Directorate declares war on "ghost" staff
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Nkoranza Education Directorate has set up a payroll audit implementation committee, charged with the responsibility of taking measures to reduce the incidence of teachers in the district taking salaries for no work done.
(BUSUNYA) NKORANZA:
People of Busunya regulate funerals
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The people of Busunya have resolved to perform funerals once every month to avoid the waste of working days.
(TEMA) TMA:
Tema Police awards GH¢ 2,000 for information on Sakumono killings
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Tema Regional Police Command has set aside a 2,000 Ghana Cedis reward to be given to anybody that provides information leading to the arrest of the people who murdered a man and his son at Sakomono a fortnight ago.
(ACCRA) AMA:
800,000 children yet to enroll in school
Wednesday, January 16 2008
About 800,000 children of primary school age are not enrolled into schools despite the massive progress in increase access to education in recent years, UNICEF reported on Wednesday in Accra.
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
Ministry of Tourism launches Chocolate Day
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Ministry of Tourism and Diasporan Relations on Wednesday said the second Chocolate Day to raise awareness of the health benefits derived from cocoa and to enhance the value of humanity, love and health on Valentine’s Day would fall on February 14, this year.
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
Government says former security capo is not under house arrest
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The Office of the President has stated that former National Security Minister, Francis Poku was not under house arrest as being speculated in a section of the media.
     
(HO) HMA:
Judge us fairly - MPs plead
Wednesday, January 16 2008
The electorate would be unfair to assess the performances of Members of Parliament (MPs) by the number of projects undertaken in their constituencies.
    
(ACCRA) AMA:
FDB schools food vendors on food safety
Wednesday, January 16 2008
Food vendors designated by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) to sell at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium in Accra during the African Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008 tournament were on Wednesday schooled on food safety and hygiene to enable them to handle food properly.
    
(MANKESSIM) MFANTSEMAN :
CAN 2008 not for sexual promiscuity
Thursday, January 17 2008
The Central Regional HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Person, Mr Ishmael Nana Ogyefo, has called on Ghanaians to use the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament to promote the Ghanaian hospitality, but not promiscuity.
(SALTPOND) MFANSTEMAN :
Government urged to pay pensions early
Thursday, January 17 2008
Retired Teachers in the Mfantseman District have appealed to the government to be proactive in processing pension payments so that pensioners would start receiving their monies soon after retirement.
BAWKU :
Confirm the authenticity of Kusasi skin
Thursday, January 17 2008
The Chiefs and Elders of the Bawku Municipality and Bawku West District  have asked the Government to make an open declaration that the chieftaincy dispute in the area had been settled for goo
(KUMASI) KMA :
Ashanti Kusase community advocates peace
Thursday, January 17 2008
The people of Kusase community in the Ashanti Region and the Kusase Youth Association, have appealed to government and opinion leaders of the Bawku Traditional Area in the Upper East to collaborate efforts to resolve the conflict in the area to ensure lasting peace.
(KINTAMPO) KINTAMPO NORTH :
14 drivers convicted for traffic offences
Thursday, January 17 2008
A magistrate court at Kintampo presided by Mr. James Kugblenu on Tuesday imposed fines totalling GH Cedis 8,640 on 14 commercial drivers for committing motor traffic offences between January 6 and January 11 this year.
(ADUM) KMA :
Prudential Bank opens new branch
Thursday, January 17 2008
The Prudential Bank Ghana Limited (PBL) has opened a new branch at Adum-Kejetia, the business and commercial hub of the Kumasi city in the bid to bring its services close to the business communities.
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Water level at Akosombo Dam
Thursday, January 17 2008
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Volta River Authority on Wednesday, January 16, 2008.
(NSAWAM) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Chiefs advised to release land for recreational activities
Thursday, January 17 2008
Mr Magnus Opare Asamoah, Deputy Minister of Transport,  has appealed to chiefs, especially those in the rural communities to release land for the construction of playing grounds.
(AMASAMAN) GA WEST :
Disregarding traffic regulations can cause accidents- Police
Thursday, January 17 2008
Superintendent Oklu Gyamera, Police Commander in charge of Ga West District in the Greater Accra Region, has attributed the rate of accident on the Nsawam-Amasaman and Pokuase-Ofankor roads to the disregarding of traffic rules by some drivers.
(KUMESO) ASANTE-AKIM SOUTH :
Fire kills Queen
Thursday, January 17 2008
A 90- year-old woman’s normal domestic duty of lighting her lantern at night turned tragic when she accidentally set herself ablaze causing her death later at Kumeso near Obogu in the Asante-Akim South District.
(JUASO) ASANTE-AKIM SOUTH :
Police arrest escaped robber
Thursday, January 17 2008
One of the armed robbery suspects who managed to escape after a gun battle with the Juaso police on Tuesday morning has been arrested.
(MOGNORI) WEST GONJA :
Another tourism site discovered
Thursday, January 17 2008
Mognori Eco Village, a project aimed at improving living conditions through tourism for the people in the West Gonja District has been launched.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Guineans arrive with a mission
Thursday, January 17 2008
The Syli National of Guinea arrived in Accra on Wednesday night for the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations with a single mission – qualify for the semi finals of the tournament.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
FIFA President in Town
Thursday, January 17 2008
FIFA President, Joseph Sepp Blatter is to lead a ten-member delegation to commission a number of FIFA Goal projects in Ghana on Saturday, January 19.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Gold Fields Ghana Limited to extend contract with Stars
Thursday, January 17 2008
The Black Stars have placed itself amongst the world’s best footballing teams and continue to shine, and the latest news regarding the team’s sponsorship deals, suggest that, their finances for the future is assured.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
CAF clears Gyan to play for Ghana
Thursday, January 17 2008
Asamoah Gyan is in contention of a starting place in Claude Le Roy’s team for Sunday’s African Cup of Nations opener despite being sent-off in his last competitive game for the Black Stars.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Indomitable Lions expected today
Thursday, January 17 2008
Yaoundé, Cameroon - The Indomitable Lions, Cameroon’s national soccer team, arrive in Ghana on Thursday to participate in the 26th Africa Cup of Nations competition, which kicks off on 20 January.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana-Guinea Pre-match Conference
Thursday, January 17 2008
Ghana would hold its pre-match press conference for the game against Guinea at the Black Stars’ team base for the tournament, the Fiesta Royal Hotel in Accra on Saturday.
(TAMALE) TAMA:
NUGS lauds government efforts
Thursday, January 17 2008
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has commended government on it decision to hand over some residential facilities for the Ghana 2008 to the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale after the soccer fiesta.
(AYESUANO) :
NPP keeps promises - MP
Thursday, January 17 2008
Mr Godfred Otchere, Member of Parliament for Ayesuano in the Eastern Region said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government was fulfilling its promise of providing every community with its share of development.
(KUMASI) KMA :
No significant violent crimes recorded - Police Commander
Thursday, January 17 2008
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Seth Charles Oteng, Acting Ashanti Regional Police Commander, has revealed that no significant violent crimes were recorded by the Command during Christmas and the New Year festivities.
(AMASAMAN) GA WEST :
Medie inhabitants undertakes clean-up exercise
Thursday, January 17 2008
The inhabitants of Medie near Amasaman in the Ga West District led by their Assembly member and Unit Committee members have undertakenk a four-hour clean up exercise.
(LEGON) GA EAST:
Two workers’ bodies caution Vice Chancellor
Thursday, January 17 2008
Two bodies representing workers’ interests within public universities have cautioned the Vice Chancellors of Ghana (VCG) to convene without delay a meeting to conclude negotiations in respect of their conditions.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Drivers urged to acquire professional skills
Thursday, January 17 2008
Most of the country’s motor accidents and deaths occur due to the mistakes of unprofessional commercial drivers, Mr Daniel Avoga, Commander of Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) said on Thursday in Accra.
(HO) HMA:
MCE assures citizens of brighter future
Thursday, January 17 2008
The Ho Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Mawutor Goh has assured his people of the assembly’s preparedness to completing work on all the feeder and urban roads in the Municipality, that have been earmarked for construction.
(CASTLE) AMA:
FIFA Boss gives Ghana high marks for facilities
Thursday, January 17 2008
Mr Joseph Sepp Blatter, President of the world’s football governing body, FIFA, on Thursday gave Ghana high marks for the excellent facilities it has provided for the 26th edition of the prestigious Confederation of African Cup (CAF) Tournament, which kicks off on Sunday.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
FA signs $3.7m deal with Golfields Ghana
Thursday, January 17 2008
The Ghana Football Association has agreed a new three-year sponsorship deal that maintains mining firm, Gold Fields Ghana Limited, as the headline sponsor of the Black Stars.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
"I’m happy to be in Camp" - Asare
Thursday, January 17 2008
Ghanaian youngster, Nana Kwasi Asare who plies his trade with Mechelon in Belgium says he is elated to be part of the current Black Stars.
(HO) HMA:
Ghana’s democracy, deeply rooted - Bagbin
Thursday, January 17 2008
Mr Alban Bagbin, Minority Leader in Parliament has said that, Ghana’s resolve to chart the path of democracy was so deep rooted to make the Kenyan type political debacle hardly possible here.
(MANKUMAH) BOLE:
Hospital attendance increases under NHIS - midwife
Thursday, January 17 2008
A midwife in-charge of the Mankumah Health Post, Madam Grace Ewuntomah has noted that hospital attendance has risen tremendously at the Mankumah Clinic, with the introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
(UCC) CMA:
UCC matriculates pioneers medical students
Thursday, January 17 2008
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast UCC, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Adow Obeng, on Thursday stressed the need for the training of more medical professionals beyond the current capacity of the existing medical institutions to bridge the gap between the doctor-patient ratio in the country.
(HO) HMA:
MP calls for crusade against sexual permissiveness
Thursday, January 17 2008
Captain George Nfodjo (rtd), Ho-Central Member of Parliament (MP) has tasked Queens to lead a crusade against sexual permissiveness in the country.
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COATAR:
Farmer arrested for child trafficking
Thursday, January 17 2008
The Suhum Police has arrested a 51-year-old farmer, Opanyin Tei-Mensah for alleged child trafficking.
(AKIM ODA) BIRIM SOUTH:
DVLA registers 308 new licences in Birim South
Thursday, January 17 2008
The Driver Vehicle and License Authority (DVLA) has recorded a total of 308 licences, issued from the first quarter through the third quarter of 2007, in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region.
(NKORANZA) NDA:
Traders abhor unhealthy practice at the market
Thursday, January 17 2008
Market women in Nkoranza have called on the district assembly to set up a task force to check the activities of some people who shamelessly defecate in the market area especially in the night.
(KANTAMANTO) AMA:
Minister settles scores between trade groups
Thursday, January 17 2008
The Kantamanto Rail-line Joint Traders Association (KRJTA) on Thursday resolved to solely work in partnership with Ghana Railway Company concerning the leasing and construction of stalls around the Kantamanto Rail-lines.
     
ACCRA :
US government to support education in Ghana
Friday, January 18 2008

The Ghanaian Embassy in the United States has announced that plans were afoot for the U.S government to help improve the Ghanaian educational system under the U.S President’s Special Initiative on Educational Programmes.
    

ASSIN FOSO:
Driver fined for ignoring police order
Friday, January 18 2008

The Assin Foso district magistrate’s court has fined Kofi Afful, a driver from Assin Foso, GH¢80.00 for failing to stop at a police check point.

HO :
Assembly fails to meet 2007 revenue target
Friday, January 18 2008

The Ho Municipal Assembly has failed to meet its internally generated fund target for the year 2007. It collected only GHc291,861 out of the targeted GHc397,523.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Appiah situation clarified by club
Friday, January 18 2008
Fenerbahçe SK says they will continue to service Ghana captain, Stephen Appiah’s contract throughout the six-month period that the midfielder will be out of action because of injury.
ACCRA :
Prison term for FGM practitioners of FGM
Friday, January 18 2008

Practitioners and all parties that consent to the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) are liable to imprisonment to not less than five years and not more than 10 years as stipulated in the Constitution Amendment Act 741.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Essien could be Africa’s best
Friday, January 18 2008
Ghana midfielder, Michael Essien has for the second successive time made it into the final shortlist of three for the Africa Best Player Award.
ACCRA :
Ghanaian urged to eat right
Friday, January 18 2008

Nutrition experts have criticized the poor eating habits of Ghanaians, saying this has contributed to the low life expectancy and high rate of disease burden currently facing the country. 
    

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Kingson wary of home pressure
Friday, January 18 2008
Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson is hoping the pressure of playing at home does not work against the Black Stars at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.
(KUMASI) KMA :
KATH surgeons separate Siamese twins
Friday, January 18 2008

A team of surgeons at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have successfully separated Siamese twins who were joined
together in the abdomen.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Appiah will join Squad Today
Friday, January 18 2008
Claude LeRoy said captain Stephen Appiah remains a vital part of his African Nations Cup squad despite missing the tournament through injury.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Children urged to report teachers who sexually assault them
Friday, January 18 2008

Pupils have been urged to report teachers who sexually assault them to either their parents or any leader in their community for prompt action to be taken since such an act is a crime.

ASSIN FOSO:
Trader fine GH¢20.00
Friday, January 18 2008

Maxwell Mensah, a trader from Assin Foso wafined GH¢20,00 by the Assin Foso district magistrate’s court for selling drinks to the public without medical certificate of fitness.

(NPAKADAN) ASUOGYAMAN:
Well-to-do urged to support communities
Friday, January 18 2008

The chief and people of Npakadan in the Akwamu Traditional Area of the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region have organized a fund-raising rally in aid of a multi-purpose community centre.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Sepp Blatter gives Ghana high marks
Friday, January 18 2008
Mr Joseph Sepp Blatter, President of the world’s football governing body, FIFA, on yesterday gave Ghana high marks for the excellent facilities it has provided for the 26th edition of the prestigious Confederation of African Cup (CAF) Tournament, which kicks off on Sunday.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Ghana needs a holistic education
Friday, January 18 2008

Mr. C.D.B. Mensah, Principal of St. Joseph Teachers Training College at Bechem in the Brong- Ahafo Region has stressed the need for Ghana to focus on a holistic education delivery to reduce immorality among the youth.

ACCRA :
Poku’s arrest was human rights abuse
Friday, January 18 2008

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) said the house arrest of former National Security Minister, Mr Francis Poku was unconstitutional and constituted a human rights abuse.

ACCRA :
Wienco supports farmers with CAN 2008 tickets
Friday, January 18 2008

Wienco Ghana Limited, an importer and distributor of fertilizers and agrochemicals, is giving away 16,000 tickets to all Cocoa Abrabopa Association (CAA) farmers and clients as part of efforts to support Ghana’s bid to win the CAN 2008 football fiesta.

(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST:
DCE assures visitors of quality hotels
Friday, January 18 2008

The Kwahu South District Chief Executive, Nana Kofi Onwona Asante, has assured foreign visitors and soccer fans of the CAN 2008 tournament, especially those who would be watching the matches in Kumasi and Accra of good hotel facilities at affordable rates in the Kwahu area.

ASSIN FOSO:
Court bonds four men to be of good behaviour
Friday, January 18 2008

The Assin Foso District Magistrate’s Court has bonded four men from Assin Endwa to be of good behaviour for one year after they have assaulted one Mr Yaw Nkrumah.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABENG:
Be abreast of new reforms, teachers advised
Friday, January 18 2008
A nine-day in-service training for teachers in the New Juaben Municipality opened in Koforidua on Thursday with a call on teachers to give of their best for the success of the new educational reforms.
(TAMALE) CPP :
CPP will remove politics of bitterness and anger
Friday, January 18 2008

Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has said it was time to remove the politics of bitterness and anger in the country since 1992.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABENG:
Fight against iodine dificiency disorders begin
Friday, January 18 2008
Fifty-three queens drawn from the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area on Thursday ended a day’s sensitization workshop in Koforidua on Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) and its economic implications and the need for households to consume iodated salt.
(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH :
Lack of electricity hindering PSI in Asante-Akim South
Friday, January 18 2008
The President’s initiative of bringing education to the door step of the Ghanaian child through distance learning seems not to have its desirable impact, especially at the grassroots due to lack of electricity.
(WA) WMA:
Ex-GWCL employees demand tools for informal jobs
Friday, January 18 2008
Retrenched employees of the Ghana Water Company Limited in the Upper West Region have called on the government to fulfil its promise of providing them with tools and equipment to take up careers in the informal sector.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Merge GAWU and TWU - TUC General Secretary
Friday, January 18 2008
Mr. Kofi Asamoah, Acting Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has advocated the merger of the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) and Timber Workers Union (TWU) to avoid tension mounting between the two unions.
(NKORANZA) NDA :
Farmers advised to engage fire volunteers
Friday, January 18 2008
Farmers have been advised to engage the services of local fire volunteers to help them to prepare their new farm lands to avoid setting bushfires to destroy the environment and properties.
    
(ODA) BIRIM SOUTH :
Associations to study their constitution
Friday, January 18 2008
Mr Justice Evans B K Agbloyor, a high court judge at Akim Oda, has stressed the need for non-governmental organisations and other private societies to be conversant with their constitutions.
(NKROFUL) NZEMA EAST:
Nkroful commends President Kufuor
Friday, January 18 2008
The chief and people of Nkroful in the Nzema District of the Western Region have expressed gratitude to President John Agyekum Kufuor for the newly created Ellembelle District and locating the capital at Nkroful.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
Domestic flights needed to transform airports
Friday, January 18 2008
Mrs Gloria Akuffo, Minister of Aviation has stated that domestic flight services would be expanded if there was an increase in the demand for it.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA:
Revert management of toll bridges - GHA workers
Friday, January 18 2008
Workers of the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) has called on the
government to revert the management of the Beposo and Ankobra toll bridges in the western region back to the GHA.
ACCRA :
CAN 2008 BEGINS IN ACCRA
Sunday, January 20 2008
An impressive ceremony to herald the 26th African Cup of Nations, CAN 2008 is currently being witnessed by over 40,0000 sports fans at the Ohene Djan sports stadium in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Present at the ceremony s Ghana’s President H.E John Agyekum Kufuor who happens to be the Chairman of the African Union.
(TEMA) TMA :
CEPS exceeds revenue target
Monday, January 21 2008
The Tema Collection of the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) collected GH¢1,247,188,098.00 cedis in 2007, the Sector Commander, Alhaji Mohammed Nasirudeen, said at an annual get-together and awards night in Tema.
(KUNTANSE) BAK :
Bosomtwe MHIS hits over 50 % registration
Monday, January 21 2008
The Bosomtwe-Atwima-Kwanwoma (BAK) District office of the Mutual Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) with its headquarters at Kuntanase has since its inception registered about 75,174 people out of the District’s total population of 146,028.
(ANYINASUSO) AHAFO-ANO NORTH :
Support HIV/AIDS activities
Monday, January 21 2008
Mrs. Elizabeth Naana Abudu, District Director of Education in the Ahafo-Ano North District has stated that the government’s aim at providing quality education in the country will be a failure and waste of resources if the beneficiaries are sick and unhealthy.
(TAMALE) CPP :
CPP will not fan conflict to win power
Monday, January 21 2008
Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has stated that the Party would not divide the people of the North and fan the flames of conflict in order to win power.
(GWOLLU) SISSALA:
Assembly approves President’s nominee as DCE
Monday, January 21 2008
Members of the Sissala West District Assembly have approved President John Agyekum Kufuor’s nominee, Mr Baluwie N Salifu as the substantive District Chief Executive (DCE).
(OHENE DJAN STADIUM) AMA:
Ghana goes gay
Monday, January 21 2008
A late strike from Sulley Ali Muntari brought a massive sigh of relief to thousands of Ghanaian football fans when their national team, Black Stars met their Guinean counterparts in the opening match of the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium in Accra.
TEMA :
Wrangling within security apparatus forebodes danger
Monday, January 21 2008
The wrangling within State security apparatus forebodes danger and there is the need for immediate mediation, Osahene Major Boakye Djan (rtd), Head of Government in erstwhile Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), told the GNA.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
Food vendors told to observe environmental hygiene
Monday, January 21 2008
Food vendors and other such service providers in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis have been told to observe strict personal and environmental hygiene in their operations in order not to put the health of their clients at risk.
(TEMA) TMA :
Mobile toilets to be provided at public places
Monday, January 21 2008
The Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA) has put in measures to provide mobile toilets at markets and other public places to
improve upon the sanitation situation in the municipality.
(ASESEWA) MANYA KROBO:
Minister assures Manya Krobo
Monday, January 21 2008
The Deputy Minister of Local Government Rural Development and Environment (LGRD&E), Alhaji Ahmed Yeremiah , has assured the people of Manya Krobo that government had set up a committee to look into the slashing of some Krobo villages to form part of other districts.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
District adopts measures to improve education
Monday, January 21 2008
The Awutu-Effutu-Senya district directorate of Education and the District Assembly have put in place measures and programmes to help improve the performance of pupils in basic schools in the district.
(NEW EDUBIASE) ADANSI SOUTH :
70 polling station chairmen boycott NPP Primaries
Monday, January 21 2008
The frayed New Edubiase NPP Parliamentary Primaries which was postponed two times last year as a result of a dispute over the eligibility of one of the candidates to stand for elections, finally came off at New Edubiase but not without problems.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Le Roy complains about the pitch
Monday, January 21 2008
Ghana coach Claude Le Roy slammed the state of the pitch after his side’s 2-1 win over Guinea and suggested tournament organisers were to blame.
(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
Teachers honoured
Monday, January 21 2008
25 teachers in Kwaebibirem District were presented with awards at the 2007 best teachers awards ceremony which was organized at Kade.
( MPREASO ) KWAHU SOUTH :
HIV cases increasing among blood donors
Monday, January 21 2008
The Kwahu South District Director of Health, Dr Joseph K. L. Opare has expressed concern about the increasing number of HIV positive cases among voluntary blood donors in the district.
(TSITO) :
Bedzrah wins NDC ticket for Ho-West
Monday, January 21 2008
Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, 40, a Building Consultant, has been elected the parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Ho-West.
(SEPE) KMA :
Barclays donates 100 bags of cement to school
Monday, January 21 2008
The Ashanti Regional Branch of Barclays Bank has donated 100 bags of cement worth GH¢ 5,000 to the Nuriya Islamic School at Sepe.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana wins opening game
Monday, January 21 2008
Midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari set Ghana’s campaign for a fifth continental glory on a smooth path when he delivered a "super strike" in the 89th minute to secure a 2-1 victory over Guinea in the opening match of the 26th Africa Cup of Nations at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, Accra.
(OSENASE) WEST AKIM:
Politics should not divide us
Monday, January 21 2008
The chief of Osenase in the West Akyem District, Barima Ofosu Ware has advised his people not to allow politics to divide them but continue to live in peace, unity and work for the development of their communities.
NATIONAL :
Panel to investigate killings
Monday, January 21 2008
Both Ghana and The Gambia have agreed on a joint panel to investigate and establish the truth about the killing of some Ghanaian nationals in the neighbouring West African State.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Opening Ceremony - True Ghanaian culture on exhibition
Monday, January 21 2008
Ghana once again exhibited her rich and unique cultural identity to the international world with a magnificent opening ceremony at the 26th Africa Cup of Nations at the Ohene Djan Sports stadium on Sunday.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Essien awarded in the opening match
Monday, January 21 2008
Essien picked the first Samsung Fair-Play award presented to players after every game at the 26th African Cup of Nations.
(TEMA) TMA :
Armed robber dies in cable theft
Monday, January 21 2008
One out of three armed robbers in the early hours of Saturday was killed in a shoot-out with Tema police who had laid ambush to cause their arrest for stealing high tension cables in the Tema heavy industrial area.
NATIONAL :
Delays in the release of funds affecting development-ISODEC
Monday, January 21 2008
Delays in the dispatch of funds and other resources from the national level to the regional and district levels had over the years retarded the execution of development projects and other programmes throughout the country.
HO :
MASLOC streamlines loan application
Monday, January 21 2008
Banks administering loans under the Micro-finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), in the Volta Region, have prevented applicants, who have provided contradictory information on their application forms from acquiring loans.
ACCRA :
Red Card to fight child trafficking launched
Monday, January 21 2008
The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with Enslavement Prevention Alliance West Africa (EPAWA) an anti-Trafficking NGO has launched the ’Red-Card’ campaign to combat trafficking of women and children.
NATIONAL :
Assemblies, which fail to implement EU projects to be sanctioned
Monday, January 21 2008
Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris, Northern Regional Minister has warned that Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, which fail to follow the guidelines for the implementation of the European Union (EU) micro-projects would be sanctioned.
(OSU) AMA :
War against Mosquitoes
Monday, January 21 2008
The Greater Accra regional coordinating  council on Saturday carried out a three-hour spraying exercise around the Ohene  Djan Stadium as part of preparations for the Ghana 2008 cup tournament.
NATIONAL :
Monday, January 21 2008
Muslims in the country have been called upon not to only seek knowledge in the religion but embrace secular knowledge as well since they both go together in mounding them into useful citizens in the society.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
GH¢50 for failing to keep surroundings clean
Monday, January 21 2008

Adwoa Vivian and Adwoa Odokor, both housewives, were fined a total of GH¢50 by the Assin Foso district magistrate’s court for failing to keep their surroundings clean.

CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Court grants bail to phone snatchers
Monday, January 21 2008
The district magistrate’s court at Twifo Praso hasriday granted bail totalling GH¢25,000 to five suspected mobile phone snatchers.
(RAILWAY) AMA:
Traders resolve disagreement.
Monday, January 21 2008
The Minister for Ports , Harbours and Railways, Professor Ameyaw Akumfi has resolved the impasses between the Ghana Union of Traders Association and the Kantamanto Railway Joint Traders Association over the allocation of land for trading.
AMA :
High priest call for peace.
Monday, January 21 2008
The two most senior spiritual heads of the Ga State , the Nai Wulomo , Nuumo Tete III of Ga Mashie and the Gbobu Wulomo Shitse of Nungua, Nuumo Borketey Larweh Tsuru have flared  up over media reports that the rituals they performed to install Dr. Joe Blankson as the Ga Mantse under the name, King Tackie Tawiah III was null and void.
(PARLIAMENT) AMA:
Parliamentary session begins tommorow
Monday, January 21 2008
Parliament is reconvening on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 for the First meeting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth  Parliament after breaking for the Christmas festivities.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Namibia v Morocco preview
Monday, January 21 2008
Morocco will expect to get their Africa Cup of Nations challenge off to a winning start against Namibia.
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
Information minister reacts to Graphic story.
Monday, January 21 2008
The dismissed National Security Minister is in South Africa for medical treatment.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Mali v Benin preview
Monday, January 21 2008
Mali and Benin go head-to-head knowing that defeat could prove costly as both sides bid to upset the odds in Group B.
(RIDGE) AMA:
EC under pressure
Monday, January 21 2008
Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has made its mark in the area of election management not only on the African continent but worldwide.

As a human run institution, it has its faults but given the financial constraints the EC, like other government institutions face, is struggling to meet expectations of the Ghanaian public.

Mr. Kwadwo Baah Wiredu, Ghana’s Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, has to juggle competing demands from the same pot of revenue.

However, all is not well with the EC. Credible sources close to the Ministry of Finance has confirmed that the EC has been forced to reduce its original 2008 budget of GH¢51,200,000 (¢512 billion) by GH¢9,400,000 (¢94 billion) to GH¢41,800,000 (¢418 billion). The percentage reduction is about 18.3%.
The EC’s Senior Staff Association and Workers Union have been meeting regularly over delayed negotiations regarding conditions of service.
NATIONAL :
AGI develops guide.
Monday, January 21 2008
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has developed a tax guide for Ghanaian businesses.
NATIONAL :
Single inflation digit not attainable.
Monday, January 21 2008
The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has taken with much amazement, government’s single digit inflation target for this year.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Nigeria v Ivory Coast preview
Monday, January 21 2008
The Ivory Coast, winners in 2002, take on a Nigeria side who have not won the tournament since 1994.
NATIONAL :
Importers breaching laws.
Monday, January 21 2008
It seems Ghanaian importers might be breaching the law by increasingly using foreign insurers to underwrite their import goods, a trade lawyer has said.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA
A billion dollar project for district.
Monday, January 21 2008
The Caribbean Atlantic Holdings Company Limited, a foreign investment company and other prime investors from the Caribbean and the USA are to invest one billion dollars for the construction of an ultra modern beach resort at Winneba to boost tourism revenue.
      
TAMALE :
50 million euros goes into micro projects.
Monday, January 21 2008
The European Development Fund (EDF) has spent 50.1 million Euros in the execution of 3,743 micro-projects in the country since 1990.
(MAMPONTENG) KWABRE:
Doctor alarmed.
Monday, January 21 2008
Dr Kwasi Awudzi-Yeboah, Kwabre District Director of Health Services, has expressed concern at the rate at which teenage girls at Sarfo and Kasaam were committing in criminal abortion.
(AFIGYA SEKYERE) AGONA :
School receives support
Monday, January 21 2008
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the Agona SDA Senior High School in the Afigya Sekyere District has constructed a two-unit block with six classrooms in each for the school at a cost of over 100,000 Ghana cedis.
(ABIRIW) AKUAPEM NORTH :
Chief appeals to politicians
Monday, January 21 2008
The Chief of Abiriw Akuapem, Nana Kwame Henaku, has appealed to politicians to avoid acrimony insults in electioneering campaign and see themselves as one people seeking leadership position to serve the people.
   
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Call for accident centre
Monday, January 21 2008
The Medical Superintendent of the Winneba Government Hospital, Dr. Hercules France, has called for the establishment of a well equipped accident and emergency centre at the hospital.
   
(MANKRONG JUNC.) AGONA :
Rainstorm hits towns
Monday, January 21 2008
More than 100 building, including the Roman Catholic Church and six classroom blocks for the Agona District Assembly (ADA) Primary school had their roofs ripped off at the Mankrong-Junction, Oketsew and Obratwaowu when a severe rainstorm hit the towns .
  
(OLD TULAKU) ASHAIMAN :
Residents attack fire men
Monday, January 21 2008
Residents of Old Tulaku at Ashaiman  nearly lynched personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) who went to the area to fight a fire razing down a carpentry shop.
(U.G) GA EAST :
University to educate public
Monday, January 21 2008
The University of Ghana is to organize a three-day orientation and public education forum to educate prospective applicants and the public on admission requirements.
(KNUST) KMA:
High court orders re-instatement of student
Monday, January 21 2008
A High court in Kumasi has ordered the authorities of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to immediately reinstate Afram Ochia, a Nigerian Law student, who was dismissed by the University for allegedly engaging in occultism and also for his involvement in a shooting incident at “Maxima” near the educational institution.
(HO) HMA:
Programme to tackle critical poverty underway
Monday, January 21 2008
An integrated poverty alleviation programme, aimed at uplifting the critically (extremely) poor from their predicament is in the offing.
(BAREKESE) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Residents complain about dust on Kumasi-Barekese road
Monday, January 21 2008
Some residents staying along the Kumasi-Barekese road have expressed concern that they are being exposed to health hazards following the generation of dust as a result of rehabilitation works being undertaken on the road.
    
(ACCRA) AMA:
Politics, christianity have a common aim - Dugan
Monday, January 21 2008
Mr. Daniel Dugan, Deputy Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs (MWCA) has called on christians to discard the notion that ‘politics was a dirty game’ as politics and christianity aim at improving people’s welfare.
NATIONAL:
Parliament set for business
Monday, January 21 2008
Parliament is reconvening on Tuesday with the House set to focus on some new bills, including the Railway and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) bills as this Parliament begins its countdown to dissolution in January 2009.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Kumasi gets another ultra-modern hotel
Monday, January 21 2008
The hospitality industry in the Kumasi Metropolis has received a boost with the inauguration of a new ultra-modern hotel at Santasi-Anyinam on the Kumasi-Obuasi highway.
(AKYEM OFOASE) AKYEMMANSA:
Controversy over Akyemmansa District capital settled
Monday, January 21 2008
Fourteen out of 15 chiefs in the new Akyemmansa District at the weekend voted for the capital to be sited at Akyem Ofoase.
    
(GOMOA EKWAMKROM) GOMOA:
Gomoa East NDC elects Parliamentary Candidate
Monday, January 21 2008
Mr. Ekow Payin Okyere 35, a professional accountant has been elected as parliamentary candidate on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Gomoa East Constituency at  a delegates congress held  at Gomoa Ekwamkrom, near Agona Swedru.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU-EFFUTU-SENYA:
Winneba to benefit from one billion dollars investment project
Monday, January 21 2008
The Caribbean Atlantic Holdings Company Limited, a foreign investment company and other prime investors from the Caribbean and the USA are to invest one billion dollars for the construction of an ultra modern beach resort at Winneba to boost tourism revenue.
(TAMALE) TMA:
EDF spends 50.1 million Euros on projects
Monday, January 21 2008
The European Development Fund (EDF) has spent 50.1 million Euros in the execution of 3,743 micro-projects in the country since 1990.
(MAMPONTENG) KWABRE:
Teenage girls at Sarfo engage in criminal abortions
Monday, January 21 2008
Dr Kwasi Awudzi-Yeboah, Kwabre District Director of Health Services, has expressed concern at the rate at which teenage girls at Sarfo and Kasaam were committing in criminal abortion.
(ESSIPONG) SAEMA:
Africa sees it all in soccer
Monday, January 21 2008
Some touted it as the match fit for the gods. For others, it was the final before the final. The much talked about group B opener in the 26th MTN African Nations Cup has finally ended with a splendid solo effort from Salamon Kalou, winning the day for the Elephants of Cote D’voire.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Brave Warriors bow to ’roaring’ Atlas Lions
Monday, January 21 2008
The match day two of the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations Group A pairings saw a cricket score line with Morroco thrashing a hapless Namibia 5:1.
(KADE) KWAEIBIBIREM :
Retired Senior Medical Assistant honoured
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The chief and people of Kade in the Kwabibirem District of the Eastern Region have honoured a retired Senior Medical Assistant of the Kade Government Hospital, Mr John Michael Aikins for his immense contributions and dedicated service to the town.
TAMALE :
Tamale Airport deserves to be upgraded - Adam
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Mohammed Amin Adam has said that the successful landing of international flights at the Tamale Airport should be a yard stick to upgrade it to become Ghana’s second international airport.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Journalists condemn Britain for deporting Sumani
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Journalists for Economic and Social Justice (JESJ), have bemoaned the heartless manner in which the British Government handled a Ghanaian citizen, Miss Ama Sumani who was deported regardless of the nature of her illness.
(KOFORIDUA) CPP :
CPP is the only party to bring economic prosperity
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Dr Paa Kwasi Nduom, Convention Peoples Party (CPP), presidential candidate, has stated that the only party that could bring economic prosperity to the country is CPP and therefore called on the electorate to vote for it to solve the country’s economic problems.
BONGO:
Building materials for flood victims in Bongo arrives
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Mr. Francis Akurugu Asampana, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bongo in the Upper Region, at the weekend announced that roofing sheets, nails, cement and other building materials provided by government for flood victims in the area, had arrived and would soon be distributed to beneficiaries.
WA :
UNFPA to partner government to address health, other disasters
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The United Nations Funds for Population Activities (UNFPA) has drawn up a programme of action to support the government of Ghana to address problems of reproductive health and to find long-term solutions to eminent disasters.
(TEPA) AHAFO ANO NORTH
Tipper truck kills mother and son at Tepa
Tuesday, January 22 2008
A tipper truck heading from Kumasi to Gaoso veered off the road at Tepa in the Ahafo-Ano North District, and  killed a 28-year old mother and her six-year old son who were on their way to the farm.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABENG :
Clinical Pastoral Education holds 20th Graduation
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) a programme under the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua, which trains people from all walks of life irrespective of gender, religious or ethnic background for chaplainry work, has held its 20th Graduation at Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Blind people asked to take advantage of ICT
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Mr. James Boakye-Mensah, National President of the Youth and Students Wing of the Ghana Association of the Blind (GAB) has said lack of skills among the members has been the impediment to securing employment opportunities.
BAWKU :
Bawku curfew re-imposed
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Minister of the Interior has re-imposed the curfew on the Bawku Municipal Area and its environs on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council, it was announced on Monday in Accra.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Court remands apprentice
Tuesday, January 22 2008
A district court at Ashanti New Town in Kumasi, has remanded Kwabena Osei, an 18-year-old apprentice, for biting off the ear of a colleague.
BONGO:
Shun expensive funerals
Tuesday, January 22 2008
People living in the three northern regions have been advised not to sell the small amount of food crops expected from their farms following the flood that hit the area last year, or expend them for funerals and merry making.
CAPE COAST:
Fisherman bonded for attempted suicide
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Kwaku Ambantem,a 45 year old fisherman, from Biriwa near Cape Coast, who attempted to commit suicide because his wife had  divorced him was bonded to be of good behaviour for one year by a circuit court in Cape Coast.
(KANDA) AMA:
Hit and run driver kills two teenage girls
Tuesday, January 22 2008
An unidentified car knocked down two female teenagers on the Kanda Highway, killing them instantly, police said.
(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
Health Director disturbed about high mortality among children
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Eastern Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira has expressed concern over the high mortality rate among children under five years in the Region.
(ESSIPONG) SAEMA :
Mali secures maximum point
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Mali has secured their first three point after beating their opponent, Benin 1-0 in the second group "B" match of the 26th edition of the MTN African Cup of Nations tournament played at the Essipong, near secondi.
(AGONA) AFIGYA SEKYERE:
PTA undertakes development projects
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the Agona SDA Senior High School in the Afigya Sekyere District has constructed a two-unit block with six classrooms in each for the school at a cost of over 100,000 Ghana cedis.
TWIFO PRASO:
Man remanded for defilement
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Kofi Sammy, a 20-year-old unemployed man, has been remanded into prison custody by the Twifo Praso district magistrate court for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl at Twifo Praso.
(ABIRIW) AKUAPIM NORTH :
Chief appeals to politicians
Tuesday, January 22 2008
 The Chief of Abiriw Akuapem, Nana Kwame Henaku, has appealed to politicians to avoid acrimony insults in electioneering campaign and see themselves as one people seeking leadership position to serve the people.
(ASSIN FOSO) ASSIN NORTH:
Manager steals bank’s money
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Mr Theophilus Akonpong, the Assin Akonfodi branch manage of the Akotsi Rural Bank, has been granted GH¢25,000 bail with a surety to be justified by the Assin Foso district magistrate court for embezzling GH¢27,589.30.
NATIONAL :
Caterers call for tough bye-laws for food vendors
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Ghana Traditional Caterers Association (GTCA) has called for the strengthening of the bye-laws and regulations on licensing of caterers and street food vendors and said there is the need for a comprehensive policy on street food hygiene.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA:
Air Force recruits pass out
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Brigadier Richard Debrah, Director-General of Joint Operations of the Ghana Armed Forces, has cautioned military personnel against negative behaviours and attitudes that could bring them into conflict with the civil society and the law.
(WALEWALE) WEST MAMPRUSI :
Scouts donate to flood victims
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Ghana Scout Association led by the Chief Commissioner, Mr. Isaac Newton Addy, has donated relief items to members of the association in three communities in Northern Region that were affected by the recent flood.
ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Toyota pick-up for DMHIS
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Hon. Mawuli Kwame Dabi, the District Chief Executive of Adaklu-Anyigbe, has officially handed over the keys of a Toyota Pick-up to the District’s Mutual Health Insurance Scheme.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Cameroun plays Egypt
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The first group C match in the 26th edition of the MTN African Cup of Nations comes off today at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi at 1700.
(KUMASI) KMA:
School children swallow new cedis.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Dr Peter Awuah, the Clinical Director at the Ear, Nose and Throat (E.N.T) Department of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, has expressed worry at the alarming rate at which children swallow and get chocked on the Ghana cedi coins.
(EFFUTU GYAHADZE) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Chief appeals to government.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Osabarima Neenyi Neity III, the chief of Effutu Gyahadze near Winneba in the Central Region, has appealed to government to rehabilitate the Winneba-Sankor-Gyahadze road to facilitate socio-economic activities.
  
(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA-MPONUA :
Chief advises Ghanaians to pray
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Nana Amanpene Boateng Twum II, chief of Nyinahin in the Atwima-Mponua District, has stressed the need for Ghanaians to pray fervently to God for peaceful general elections in December.
(HIGH COURT) AMA:
Chief sends DCE to court.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Captain Nkrabea Effab-Dartey (rtd), ’counsel for NeneTeye Titriku I, in a contempt case filed against the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Manya Krobo, David Sackitey Asare, has nailed the DCE at an Accra High Court following the absence of the counsel for the DCE.
(TEPA) AHAFO ANO NORTH:
Crime increases.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Tepa District Police Administration handled 1,307 criminal cases in 2007 as compared to 831 in 2006, which represents an increase of 63.5 per cent.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Cable thief fined.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
A district court at Ashanti New Town in Kumasi, imposed a fine of GH¢300 on Mohammed Abuu, 34, for stealing electrical cables worth GH¢200 belonging to the Electricity Company of Ghana.
(TETTEH QUASHIE) AMA:
19 robbed.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Nineteen South Africans were almost stranded in Accra when their passports were stolen on Sunday night from the African Regent Hotel a.k.a Hotel Kufuor or Hotel "Waa Waa".
(MENANG NEW) ADANSI SOUTH :
Rehabilitate feeder road- assembly urged
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Mr Kwadwo Owusu-Ansah, an opinion leader, has appealed to the Adansi South District Assembly to rehabilitate the 7.5-kilometre Menang-New Edubiase feeder road that is fast deteriorating.
      
(FOOSHEGU) TAMALE :
Northern women undergo training
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Enterprising Women in Development, a Tamale-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), trained 22 women from the Fooshegu and surrounding communities in the Tamale Metropolis, in shea butter extraction to improve the quality of the product for export.
(NKROFUL) NZEMA EAST:
Group not happy with findings
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Youth and Concerned Citizens Association of Nkroful, Teleku-Bokazo and Anwia have appealed to the seven-member committee that investigated disturbances in the area last year to review its findings and recommendations to ensure lasting peace and tranquillity in the communities.
(SEKONDI-T’DI) SAEMA:
Language creating barrier for businesses.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The inability of some Ghanaians to communicate with Ivorians, Beninois and Malians in French in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis was affecting business.
(TEPA) AHAFO ANO NORTH :
Boy threatens father
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Tepa Circuit Court has sentenced an 18-year-old motorbike mechanic apprentice to 12 months imprisonment in hard labour for threatening to kill his father.
       
(CIRCLE) AMA:
Child sex trading centre busted.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
It sounds incredible, but DAILY GUIDE has in its custody a video recording of naked Ghanaian teenage girls in Accra, caught live on tape in the act of prostitution.
(MANHYIA) KMA:
High commissioner calls on Asantehene
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has praised the British government for the budgetary support that it had been giving Ghana for a number of years to enable the government strengthen her economy.
       
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Current water level
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Volta River Authority on Tuesday, January 22, 2008.
NATIONAL :
Weather report.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The dry and hazy weather will persist over all the regions with a warm afternoon and a cool night.
    
(PARLIAMENT) AMA:
Speaker on parliament reconvening
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Parliament reconvened on Tuesday with a call on members to be punctual in the House despite the fact that this was an election year.
TAMALE :
MCE speaks on airport.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Mohammed Amin Adam has said that the successful landing of international flights at the Tamale Airport should be a yard stick to upgrade it to become Ghana’s second international airport.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Sudan battles Zambia
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Group C underdogs Sudan and Zambia come face to face at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi at the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
NATIONAL :
Ministry gets tough on contractors
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP) is to tighten its knot on contractors and consultants to ensure that only competent and efficient ones are awarded contracts.
NATIONAL :
Ghana wins award.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Thomson Financial’s International Financing Review (IFR) has given a prestigious award to Ghana for being the most renowned emerging economy in the world for the year 2007.
WA:
Seven sacked.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The Upper West Regional Secretariat of Ghana Private Road Transport (GPRTU) of Trades Union Congress (TUC) on Monday sacked a seven-member Executive of the Nadowli GPRTU for the failure to pay their monthly dues for two consecutive years.
(ODUMASE) MANYA KROBO:
Akuse is under Manya Krobo - DCE insits
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The District Chief Executive for Manya Krobo, Hon. David Sackitey Asare has reiterated his position to the effect that, the Akuse Township falls under the jurisdiction of the the Manya Krobo District and not the Dangbe West District as being claimed by one Nene Teye Titriku who is the "Suapolor" development chief of the Susudoku Traditional Area.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Egypt pip Cameroon
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Defending champions Egypt got off to a superb start at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations Tuesday with a convincing 4-2 victory over Cameroon.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Lions struggle in their opening match
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Cameroon’s play was disjointed even when they fought back so as to reduce the deficit. This would force their star striker Eto’o to often fall back into the midfield in sheer desperation.

(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Zambia thrash Sudan
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Zambia scored a comfortable 3-0 win over a spritied Sudan in a Group C battle of the outsiders in the 2008 African Nations Cup at the Baba Yara Stadium on Tuesday.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Sudan lose to Zambia
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Sudanese target man Faisat Agab’s bouncing header on 48 minutes produced a finger-tip save from Mweene but Katongo responded for Zambia almost immediately as Elmuez was forced to stretch his giant frame before he could scramble the ball for a corner.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Egypt pip Cameroon
Tuesday, January 22 2008
Defending champions Egypt got off to a superb start at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations Tuesday with a convincing 4-2 victory over Cameroon.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Egypt pip Cameroon (SPORTS) SOCCER:
The goal king chart
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Below are the scorers of the ongoing 26th Africa Cup of Nations Tournament after match day three.
NKORANZA:
Farmer elopes with primary school girl
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The police in Nkoranza District have  arrested and placed in custody, a 24 year old farmer at Kranka  for allegedly eloping with a primary school girl and keeping her away from the parents for five days.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Essipon Power Outage was not delibrate
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has explained that the power outage at the Essipon stadium on Monday just before the Mali-Benin football match was neither deliberate nor any act of negligence on the part of the ECG.
(ABESIM) SUNYANI :
Sanitation laws to be rigidly enforced
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment is putting in place the necessary legal and regulatory framework, to ensure that sanitation laws of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies are not only rigidly enforced, but that fines
 are deterrent enough.
NKORANZA :
Schools learn more about HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Mrs Fati Saaka, Nkoranza district HIV/AIDS Focal Person, has urged teachers to educate their students on the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  
(TAMALE) TAMA :
Cattle market to be constructed soon
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TAMA) has released over GH¢100,000 for the construction of the first phase of a cattle market in the Metropolis.
NATIONAL :
MTN expresses confidence in Ghanaian security agencies
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Ghanaian Security Agencies are investigating the theft of a number of passports, a lap top and other items belonging to a delegation from MTN, title sponsors of the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations 2008 (AFCON).
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Water level at Akosombo Dam
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Volta River Authority on Tuesday, January 22, 2008.
(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST:
Enforce law banning chainsaw operation
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Members of the Ghana Timber Association(GTA) have called on the Forestry Services Commission to enforce the law banning activities of chainsaw operators to save the timber industry from total collapse.
(CASTLE) AMA :
President Kufuor receives letters
Wednesday, January 23 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has received the Letters of Credence of five new Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to Ghana at the Castle, Osu.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Youth urged not to allow themselves to be used by politicians
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Mr. Peter Mensah, Deputy Ashanti Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has called on the youth to ensure that they are not used by politicians to achieve their selfish interests before, during and after the general election.
(KUMASI) :
Judicial service to establish land courts
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The judicial service is embarking on the construction of four new specialized courts to handle land cases in the country.
(TONGO) TALENSI-NABDAM:
Fight against negative cultural practices
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Ms Elizabeth Adongo, the Gender Officer of the Talensi-Nabdam District in the Upper East Region, has appealed to human rights activists to sensitise women to enable them to fight against negative cultural practices through legal means.
BONGO:
Develop more human resource
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Citizens from the Upper West, Upper East and Northern Regions (northerners) have been asked to concentrate on human resource development since the area does not have much natural resources.
TAMALE :
Northern Region ready to provide land to investors - Alhaji Idris
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris has assured visitors to the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations that the Chiefs and people were ready to release land for any investor to improve the northern economy.
(ADAKLU KODZOBI) ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Bushfire robs farmers of their livelihood
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Bushfire stoked by strong Harmattan winds swept through a number of farms at Adaklu Kodzobi in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District, destroying barns of corn, yams and oil-palm plantations.
(ESSIENIMPONG) EJISU JUABEN :
LOC commended for showcasing Ghanaian cultural heritage
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Nana Kwaku Bio, Chief of Essienimpong in the Ejisu-Juaben District of Ashanti Region has commended the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the CAN 2008 soccer tournament for effectively showcasing Ghanaian cultural heritage during the opening ceremony at Accra on Sunday.
(DAMBAI) KRACHI WEST:
Kpando-Worawora-Dambai road to see light
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Work on the phase-three of the Kpando-Worawora-Dambai road is to commence in March, this year.
NATIONAL :
Ghanaian gets top appointment in Canada
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Government of Saskatchewan in Canada has appointed Ms. Elizabeth Quarshie (nee Kotey) as the Deputy Minister of Environment.
HO :
Volta Region to benefit from EU projects
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Volta Region is to benefit from a total of GH¢1,356,413 infrastructural projects under the sixth Micro Projects Programme of the European Union.
NATIONAL :
President Kufuor meets AU Commission Chairman ahead of Summit
Wednesday, January 23 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has held discussions with the African Union (AU) Commission Chairman, Mr. Alpha Oumar Konare at the Castle, Osu.
(NSAWAM)AKWAPIM SOUTH :
Watchman found dead
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Alhassan Pepe, a 70-year-old watchman of the Nsawam Central Market in the Akuapem South District, was on Tuesday found dead in a pool of  blood.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Man remanded for defilement
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Atsu Atidamey, mason, 40, who defiled and impregnated a 15-year-old niece of his landlord at Ashaiman near Tema has been remanded by the Tema Circuit Court ‘A’.
CRIME and JUSTICE :
Police arrests ticket racketeers/pick pockets
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Three people have been arrested for ticket racketeering at the Sekondi Sports Stadium.
TAMALE :
Senegal locks horn with Tunisia
Wednesday, January 23 2008
At 1700 today, the Tamale Stadium will be the centre of attraction when the Teranga Lions of Senegal engage their counterparts the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in group D of the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations tournament, Ghana 2008.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA:
PM assists the police service.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The police officers at the Winneba Police station can heave a sigh of   relief as the police cells of the police station has been refurbished at the cost of  GHC 7000.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Court jails two British teenagers
Wednesday, January 23 2008
An Accra Juvenile Court on Wednesday jailed two British teenagers arrested at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on July 2, last year with six kilograms of cocaine, a year each.
  
(SUHUM) SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR:
Accountant General appeals to pensioners
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Mr. Christian Tetteh Sotie, Controller and Accountant General has appealed to members of the Ghana Government Pensioners Association to forward any grievances they may have to the office for redress instead of resorting to the media.
    
(TAMALE) TAMA :
South Africa, Senegal to battle it out
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The 2010 World Cup host, Bafana Bafana of South Africa would feature  in the second match of Group D today with Angola, the Palancas Negras in Tamale at 1930.
(NKROFUL) NZEMA EAST :
DCE speaks on establishment of new district.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The District Chief Executive for Nzema East, Mr. Joshua Kwadja Elima, has said the creation of the Ellembelle District and citing its capital at Nkroful was part of President John Agyekum Kufuor’s pledge to honour.
 
(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA embarks on exercise to capture stray animals
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Metropolitan Public Health Department of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has embarked on an exercise to capture and seize stray animals on ceremonial streets in the Metropolis.
(TEMA MANHEA) TMA:
Funfair for community.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Tema Traditional Council in collaboration with the Salvation Education Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO),organised a fun fair at Tema Manhea, to educate the residents, especially the youth on the negative effects of social vices on development.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
GCB assures traders.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) in Takoradi, has assured the public that it has a lot of new coins available for traders and commercial drivers within the Central Region.
(ASHAIMAN) TMA:
Watchdog group in action.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Kubekro number two community watchdog committee in Ashiama, has arrested two persons for allegedly stealing livestock at Apollonia near the town.
(ABAKOMADI) ATWIMA-NWABIAGYA:
Chief sets example
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Nana Sarpong Kumankuma I, chief of Abakomadi in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District, has made a personal donation of GH¢3,000 to complement efforts of landlords of the Abuakwa Akosa New Site to dredge the Dwahyen River that has been the cause for flooding in the area over the years.
JAMAN SOUTH :
Policy improves BECE.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The introduction of the capitation grant has seen a tremendous improvement in the results of Basic Education Certificate Examinations in the country.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
64th anniversary commemorated
Wednesday, January 23 2008
A drum-head service was on Wednesday held at the Second Battalion of Infantry to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the Battle of Myohaung at Apremdo near Takoradi.
HO:
Citizens can heave a little sign of relief.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The incident of armed robberies in the Volta region has reduced from 45 in 2006 to eight in 2007 while robberies in general fell from 133 to less than 100 during the same period.
KRACHI EAST:
New DCE confirmed.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Krachi-East District Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the President’s nominee, Mr. Douglas Koranteng as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Assembly.
    
TAMALE :
MOWAC suppported with 10,000 dollars
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Coca Cola Ghana Limited has given 10,000 dollars to the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) to buy relief items for distribution to women and children affected by floods that hit parts of northern Ghana in September last year.
(KPETOE) ADAKLU ANYIGBE ATWIMA-NWABIAGYA:
NHIS registers 53 per cent.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Adaklu Anyigbe District National Health Insurance Scheme registered 28,327 people, representing 53 percent of those to be registered since it started work in January last year.
(ABOR) AKATSI :
Mother arrested.
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Sheba Agbeve, 19, is in the grips of the police for allegedly dumping her one-year-old baby boy into a public toilet on Wednesday at Abor near Akatsi in the Volta Region.
(NKAWIE) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Mason jailed for defiling an imbecile pupil
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Nkawie circuit court, presided over by Mr. Jerome Noble Nkrumah, has sentenced Kwame Francis, a mason to 15 years imprisonment for defiling on two occasions, a 16-year old mentally–retarded pupil at Tanoso near Kumasi.
 
NATIONAL:
Network of Association of Registered NGOs inaugurated
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Mr. Kwadwo Mpiani, Chief of Staff and Minister of Presidential Affairs has asked Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Foreign Missions and Development Partners in Ghana to collaborate with local NGOs to help improve living standards in the country.  
(TAMALE) TAMA:
Tamale signs MOU with Niamey Commune II
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TAMA) has released over 10,000 Ghana cedis for the construction of the first phase of a cattle market in the Metropolis.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
Entrepreneurs urged to take advantage of Ghana ’08
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Mr Wilson Krofah, President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has appealed to entrepreneurs to take advantage of the favourable economic climate in the country to do business.
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
Proposed Talk-Time Tax to be change to ad valorem tax
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Government on Wednesday said it was considering an ad valorem tax proposal by the Telecom operators instead of a flat rate for the introduction of the air/talk time tax.
(AYIBONTEY) SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR:
Ayibontey inhabitants appeal for re-gravelling of road
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The inhabitants of Ayibontey near Coaltar in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coalter District have appealed to the government to assists them to re-gravel a six kilometre feeder road linking the town with Lateh-Fo-Ahuntem on the main Nsawam-Coaltar trunk road.
(KETE-KRACHI) KRACHI WEST Krachi model SHS lacks toilet facilities
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Krachi Senior High School (SHS), one of the model schools in the country lacks toilet facilities.
(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH:
Rainstorm hits Nsawam and Adoagyiri
Wednesday, January 23 2008
A severe rainstorm over the weekend ripped-off the  roofs of a number of houses and school buildings at Nsawam and Adoagyiri in the Akuapem South District.
(WA) WMA:
Code of Conduct for Public Officials ready
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) is developing a comprehensive Code of Conduct for Public officials and the draft would be put before the general public for discussions by the end of this year.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Ohene–Ntow leaves for U.S
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Ohene-Ntow has left Accra for the United States (US) to participate in the International Visitor Programme at the invitation of the U.S State Department.
     
(TAKORADI) SAEMA:
Commercial Bank exchange coins at market, lorry stations
Wednesday, January 23 2008
The Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) in Takoradi, has assured the public that it has a lot of new coins available for traders and commercial drivers within the Central Region.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Heavy-duty truck operators cautioned on safety measures
Wednesday, January 23 2008
Provisions have been made in the Road Traffic Act 683, to address the problem of accidents involving heavy duty vehicles carrying containers without safety belts on them.
(TAMALE) TAMA :
Senegal, Tunisia settle for first tournament draw
Wednesday, January 23 2008
A thunderbolt of an equaliser, that is likely to compete for "goal of the tournament" from Tunisian marksman, Mejdi Traoui has saved Tunisia from an imminent defeat while producing the first draw of the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations.
BAWKU :
Elders of Mamprusi appeal to Government for lasting solution to conflicts
Thursday, January 24 2008
Elders of the Mamprusis in Bawku have reiterated the need for government to help find a lasting solution to the recurring conflict between the Mamprusis and Kusasis in the area.
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Pupil murdered on cocoa farm
Thursday, January 24 2008
The police at Suhum, in the Eastern Region are investigating the death of Efua Densua, a nine-year-old pupil of the Suhum Islamic Primary School, who was murdered on a cocoa farm and later dumped at the outskirts of the Suhum-Adakwa road.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Koforidua NYEP boosted
Thursday, January 24 2008
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Affram-Asiedu, has said that government would not relent in efforts to tackle the youth unemployment in the country.
(ENYINESI) ATIWA :
Hospital receives edical supplies worth GH¢20,000
Thursday, January 24 2008
Children Health Work for Ghana Association (CHWFGA) a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Germany with a branch in Ghana, has presented medical equipments worth over GH¢20,000 to the Enyinesi government Hospital at Enyinesi, near Anyinam on the Accra-Kumasi highway.
NKORANZA :
Chief advises against unhealthy politicking
Thursday, January 24 2008
Nana Kwabena Ohene Tetteh, chief of Sessiman in Nkoranza has urged his people against allowing partisan politics to divide their ranks to the detriment of the development of the area.
(ASANKARE) ASANTE-AKIM SOUTH :
Teachers and pupils schooled
Thursday, January 24 2008
Mr Fabian Belieb, Asante-Akim South District Director of Education has underscored the need for people to voluntarily find out their HIV/AIDS status if the nation’s fight against the dreaded disease could be successful.
(CASTLE) AMA :
Council of State endorses mobile phone talk tax
Thursday, January 24 2008
The Council of State has publicly endorsed the government’s proposed Mobile Phone Talk Time tax to be used to support the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
HO:
VR House of Chiefs to begin adjudicating cases
Thursday, January 24 2008
The Volta Regional House of Chiefs is to begin hearing  cases lodged before it following the recent engagement of a full-time legal counsel.
(ANANEKROM) ASANTE AKIM NORTH :
Farmer’s appetite for dog meat lands him in jail
Thursday, January 24 2008
A 32-year-old farmer’s quest to satisfy his appetite for dog meat has led to his incarceration for 12 months after stealing and preparing soup with a friend’s dog at Ananekrom, near Agogo in the Asante Akim North municipality.
CRIME (SUHUM) :
Two before court for child trafficking
Thursday, January 24 2008
Two farmers, Tei Mensah and Yao Charles had been arraigned before the Suhum Magistrate court, presided over by Mr E.M. Essandoh, charged with child trafficking.
ACCRA :
Stars to shine
Thursday, January 24 2008
After surviving the wrath of the Guineans for the three maximum points through a 90th minute strike from Sulley Muntari for a 2-1win, the Black Stars of Ghana will battle it out today with the Namibians in Group A in their quest to secure a place in the next stage of the competition.
CRIME (KMA) :
Ex-convict arrested over robbery
Thursday, January 24 2008
A young man believed to be in his late teens, who allegedly robbed a young lady at knife-point at the Ahinsan Gate, one of the entry points of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has been arrested by the University’s Security Personnel.
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Water level at Akosombo Dam
Thursday, January 24 2008
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Volta River Authority on Wednesday, January 23, 2008.
(TAMALE) TAMA:
A match of equals
Thursday, January 24 2008
Group D in the  26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations based in Tamale appears to be more competive after both matches played ended in a draw.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
Entrepreneurs urged to take advantage of opportunities
Thursday, January 24 2008
Mr Wilson Krofah, President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has appealed to entrepreneurs to take advantage of the favourable economic climate in the country to do business.
(KORLE BU) AMA:
Korle Bu Gynae Theatre back to life
Thursday, January 24 2008
The GH¢500,000 theatre at the Gynaecology Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital became operational last Monday when the first cases of surgery involving two patients were conducted there.
(ZONGO) KMA :
Student killed By cop’s stray bullet
Thursday, January 24 2008
A 29-year-old national service person at the Ashanti Regional Medical Stores, Emmanuel Osei, was killed last Monday when a stray bullet from the rifle of a policeman hit him on the head at the Zongo Police Station in Kumasi.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Guinea faces Morocco
Thursday, January 24 2008
It will be a clash of might and power as the two formidable teams in group A, the Syli Nationale of Guinea and the Atlas Lions of Morocco go into the next match after each had proved their capabilities in the first games in the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nationas tournament at the Ohene Djan Studium in Accra.
CRIME (AMA) :
British juveniles sentenced
Thursday, January 24 2008
The Juvenile Court in Accra yesterday sentenced two British juveniles to one year imprisonment each for possessing six kilogrammes of cocaine.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Nigeria ’condemned’ to beat Mali
Thursday, January 24 2008
Nigeria defender Onyekachi Apam has said that his side are "condemned to win" against Mali in their decisive CAF Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2008 clash on Friday if they are to stay on course for their third continental triumph.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Guinea v Morocco preview
Thursday, January 24 2008
Morocco have been hit by the loss Soufiane Alloudi ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations Group A clash with Guinea.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Winneba hospital gets GHC 19000 support.
Thursday, January 24 2008
A Mothers hostel to accommodate about 60 mothers, has been constructed for the Children’s ward at the Winneba hospital in the Awutu Efutu Senya district in the Central region.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Ghana v Namibia preview
Thursday, January 24 2008
Hosts Ghana could book their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with victory over Namibia on Thursday.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
"I want to Play Drogba in the finals"- Essien
Thursday, January 24 2008
Ghana’s Michael Essien is relishing the prospect of coming up against his Ivorian Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba in the Ghana 2008 final.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
40 per cent poor.
Thursday, January 24 2008
The Ghana Living Standard Survey (GLSS 2000), the poverty profile of Ghana, indicates that an estimated 40 per cent of Ghanaians are poor.
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Water level for today
Thursday, January 24 2008
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Volta River Authority on Thursday, January 24, 2008.
(JIRAPA) JIRAPA :
GHC 1.4 goes to the GHS.
Thursday, January 24 2008
Japan has given four ambulances and medical equipment worth 1.4 million Ghana Cedis to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in Accra to be sent to hospitals in the Upper West region as its contribution to improve the health of Ghanaians.
NATIONAL :
Drug law to see changes.
Thursday, January 24 2008
Government is reviewing PNDC Law 236/1990 on drug trafficking, with a view to incorporating a new international convention and updating the law.
    
(COURTS) ASANTI AKIM :
Man bonded for assault.
Thursday, January 24 2008
Kwasi Sarkodie Tenkorang, a 22-year-old draughtsman has been fined GH¢360 by the Juaso Circuit Court presided over by Mr. Jacob Boon for assaulting a public officer.
NATIONAL :
Snake bites under reported.
Thursday, January 24 2008
Snake venom poisoning is a common emergency especially in certain rural farming communities and the estimated number of deaths in Africa is 400 to 1000 per year, Ghana Medical Journal has reported.
  
TMA :
Fraudsters attempts foiled.
Thursday, January 24 2008
The plan of two Nigerians to defraud a visitor from Burkina Faso was cut short when the receptionist of the hotel they were lodging informed the Tema police of their suspicious movements.
(DIROUYOSO KEKINA) WASSA WEST :
Farmer arrested for murder.
Thursday, January 24 2008
Kofi Asare, a 42- year old farmer has been arrested by Tarkwa police for his involvement in the murder of Yaro Tingbag Bugure, 55, alias Aban, at  Dirouyoso Kekina, near Akotom in the Wassa West District.
    
(SEKONDI-T’DI) SAEMA :
Traders want their money back.
Thursday, January 24 2008
Some traders including food vendors who paid various sums of money to the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly for allocation of space and canopies near the Essipon Stadium to sell their wares during the Ghana 2008 football tournament have abandoned the idea and are demanding refund of their monies.
 
NATIONAL :
Seven contest AU position.
Thursday, January 24 2008
Seven leading African personalities have filed documents to contest for the African Union (AU) Commission Chairpersonship at the 10th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of state and Government scheduled from January 31st to February 2nd at the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
WA :
Wa takes new MCE.
Thursday, January 24 2008
Mr. Abdul Aziz Mohammed, the President’s nominee for the position of Wa Municipal Chief Executive polled 19 votes representing 76 percent out of the total of 25 votes to be confirmed as the new Chief Executive of the Assembly.
WA EAST :
Assemblymembers say no to President Kufuor.
Thursday, January 24 2008
Assembly Members of the Wa East District  failed to confirm President John Agyekum Kefir’s nominee, Mr. Isaac B. Alitu for the post of a District Chief Executive.
(KNUST) KMA:
Ex-con again.
Thursday, January 24 2008
 A young man believed to be in his late teens who allegedly robbed a young lady at knife-point on Wednesday at the Ahinsan Gate, one of the entry points to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST), has been arrested.
(SUNYANI) SMA:
Women can do more than home keeping
Thursday, January 24 2008
The Northern Sector Coordinator of the Women Supporters Union of Ghana, Madam Felicia Adomah has urged women to explore and develop their talents for the benefit of the society.
    
ASUNAFO NORTH :
11 to stand trial.
Thursday, January 24 2008
Eleven of the 17 seventeen persons arrested in connection with the mob action that led to the death of Mr Anthony Yaw Boateng, former Presiding Member of the Asunafo North District Assembly, are to stand trial at the Sunyani High Court next week.
(CAPE COAST) CMA:
GH¢ 339,200 to augment Central Regional Projects
Thursday, January 24 2008
The Central Region is to be allocated an additional budgetary allocation of GH¢ 339,200 under the Income Generating Projects components of the 6th Microprojects Programme to support women and youth groups who are into agro-processing and other economic activities, beginning from this year.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABENG:
Cultural Consultative Workshop on Database ends
Thursday, January 24 2008
A day’s Cultural Initiative Support Programme (CISP) Consultative Workshop on Database has in Koforidua.
(GOMOA NYEKUADZE) GOMOA:
Nyekuadze Initiates Peace Programme
Thursday, January 24 2008
Chiefs and opinion leaders of Gomoa-Nyekuadze, near Oguaakrom in the Central Region, have initiated a special peace building programme to ensure that citizens of the town tolerate divergence political, religious and other views during and after the December 2008, general elections.
   
NATIONAL:
Guinness GJA host local and foreign journalists
Thursday, January 24 2008
Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited on Thursday presented a cheque for GH 2,000 cedis and assorted drinks to the Ghana Journalists Association to host both local and international journalists covering the Ghana 2008 football tournament to a press soiree.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Ministry of Health promotes faith healing
Thursday, January 24 2008
Major Courage Quashigah (Rtd), Minister of Health on Thursday said the Ministry has embarked on preventive health care programmes known as regenerative health and nutrition project as a total paradigm shift from curative health care.
    
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Establish special accident emergency centre at Winneba - doctor
Thursday, January 24 2008
The Medical Superintendent In-Charge of the Winneba Government Hospital, Dr. Hercules O. France, has called for the establishment of a special accident and emergency health care centre at the hospital to handle victims of the numerous road accidents that occur on the Apam-Junction-Kasoa, and the Winneba-Agona Swedru trunk roads annually.
    
(KUMASI) KMA :
Police urged to handle domestic violence cases seriously
Thursday, January 24 2008
Personnel of the Ghana Police Service have been asked to handle domestic violence cases reported to them seriously to protect the rights of women and children who are mostly victims of the problem.
LAWRA:
Court jails 31 year-old farmer 18 years for defilement
Thursday, January 24 2008
The Lawra Circuit Court, presided over by Justice Kofi Ohene Essel on Wednesday sentenced a 31-year-old farmer to 18 years imprisonment for defiling a seven-year-old girl at Kaabogi, near Nadowli in the Upper West Region.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Court grants injunction to dealers
Thursday, January 24 2008
An Accra Fast Track High Court on Thursday granted an interlocutory injunction to a group of petroleum dealers in Accra and Kumasi restraining Shell Ghana Limited (SGL) or their agents from terminating the dealership agreement they have with the company, pending the determination of a suit before the court.
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR:
Pupil murdered at Suhum
Thursday, January 24 2008
The police at Suhum are investigating the death of Efua Densua, a nine-year-old pupil of the Suhum Islamic Primary School.
(HO) HMA :
Ho municipality records 38 fire disasters so far this year
Thursday, January 24 2008
The Ho Municipality has recorded a total of 38 fire incidents within the first three weeks of the year.
NATIONAL:
Japan supports 2008 Budget with 3 million GH¢ grant
Thursday, January 24 2008
Japan is to provide over three hundred million Yen (about three million GH Cedis) as grant to support Ghana’s 2008 budget under the Multi-Donor Budgetary Support (MDBS) programme.
    
(ACCRA) AMA:
Guinea shock Morroco
Thursday, January 24 2008
A pulsating encounter between Group A contenders, Guinea and Morrocco ends 3:2 in favour of Guinea.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Black stars fail to shine
Thursday, January 24 2008
Manuel Junior Agogo does enough to break a deadlock after almost 40 minutes of a spirited performance by a combative, defensive-minded Namibian side.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Guinea back in contention
Thursday, January 24 2008
Pascal Feindouno scored twice and was sent off as Guinea beat Morocco 3-2 in Group A of the Africa Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Ghana beat Namibia
Thursday, January 24 2008
Africa Cup of Nations hosts Ghana recorded their second win from as many Group A games with a 1-0 success against Namibia.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Ghana beat Namibia
Thursday, January 24 2008
Africa Cup of Nations hosts Ghana recorded their second win from as many Group A games with a 1-0 success against Namibia.
(ENYINESI) ATIWA :
HIV/AIDS cases rise
Friday, January 25 2008
The Medical Officer in-charge of the Enyinesi Government Hospital, near Anyinam in the Atiwa District, Dr Francis Kofi Annan, has expressed his concern about the rise in HIV cases in the area.
(AKUFFO-KRODUA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Beneficiaries urged to maintain development projects-
Friday, January 25 2008
The Southern Sector Manager of Plan Ghana (PG), an NGO, Mrs Amelia Allan, has charged beneficiaries of development projects assisted by the organization to maintain such facilities to attract additional support.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
We can’t lose the next match
Friday, January 25 2008
Coach of Morocco, Henri Michel is still upbeat about his team’s quest for a place in the next round of the ongoing 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008 despite the 2-3 loss to Guinea in their Group “A” clash on Thursday.
(LIBERATION SQUARE) AMA :
Tourists office opens
Friday, January 25 2008
Mr. Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations has formally opened the African Liberation Square, which now has Tourist Information Office attached for tourists to learn about the country’s history.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Food fortification project delays
Friday, January 25 2008
The delay in securing parliamentary approval for a Legislative Instrument (LI) on food fortification to correct the iron and vitamin A deficiencies affecting mostly women and children is hampering the complete take-off of the Food Fortification project.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Agogo gets Ghana going
Friday, January 25 2008
Ghana need only a draw against Morocco on Monday to guarantee their quarter-final berth at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations after Nottingham Forest striker Junior Agogo earned the hosts a 1-0 win over Namibia on Thursday.
NATIONAL :
Farmers to be assisted
Friday, January 25 2008
Government ratified the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa to demonstrate her commitment and support to help lift millions out of poverty and hunger through dramatic increase in productivity by small scale farmers.
   
NATIONAL :
Japan supports Ghana’s 2008 budget
Friday, January 25 2008
Japan is to provide over three hundred million Yen (about three million GH Cedis), for the first, as grant to support Ghana’s 2008 budget under the Multi-Donor Budgetary Support (MDBS) programme.
(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA :
Youth protest over district capital
Friday, January 25 2008
Some irate youth from the newly created Kassena-Nankana West District in the Upper East have embarked on a peaceful demonstration in Navrongo to express their dissatisfaction over the choice of Paga as the capital town of the district.
WA :
Peace and tolerance, key in this year’s elections
Friday, January 25 2008
The Upper West Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Kofi Adomah, has underscored the need for political tolerance on the part of all Ghanaians during this year’s elections.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Shell restrained from terminating contract
Friday, January 25 2008
An Accra Fast Track High Court has restrained Shell Ghana Limited from terminating the dealership agreement between the company and 17 of its dealers in Kumasi and Accra.
(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM:
Animal thief jailed
Friday, January 25 2008
Etse Nusetor, an unemployed man at Kade who specialized in stealing sheep and goats that he strangled and took to Accra for sale, has been sentenced to two years in prison in hard labour by the Asamankese Circuit court.
(MANHYIA) KMA :
Otumfuo expresses faith in EC
Friday, January 25 2008
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has said he is very optimistic that the Electoral Commission (EC) would be equal to the task of conducting free and fair elections this year, to reinforce its credibility in both Ghana and the rest of Africa.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Namibia gives Ghana tough opposition
Friday, January 25 2008
Disappointment was registered on the faces of Ghanaians as Black Stars struggled throughout 90minutes to win the 3 maximum points at stake in their Group A ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
Nigeria in make or brake encounter
Friday, January 25 2008
If names as well as pedigree will be the yardstick in today’s gigantic encounter between the Supper Eagles of Nigeria and the Eagles of Mali, then, the two teams have all it takes to settle for a draw game.
(ACCRA) AMA :
No financial impediments- EC assures
Friday, January 25 2008
Ghana’s Electoral Commission has given the strongest assurance yet that, its resolve to ensure clean and incident-free elections this year will not be impeded by any financial hold backs.
TAMALE :
Severe harmattan hits Tamale
Friday, January 25 2008
Severe harmattan has descended on the people of the Northern Region. The prevailing situation is compelling most of them to stay indoors.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA:
More warnings against bush fire.
Friday, January 25 2008
The Winneba District Police Command has warned farmers, hunters and smokers to desist from setting bush fires indiscriminately because anybody caught would be made to face the law.
NATIONAL :
Kofi Annan on his job after retirement
Friday, January 25 2008
Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan, who was dispatched by African Union (AU) Chairman John Kufuor to broker peace in the Kenya crisis has succeeded, somehow.
NATIONAL :
Elders support talk tax.
Friday, January 25 2008
The Council of State has thrown its weight behind the proposed mobile phone talk time tax announced by Ghana government to support the National Youth Employment Programme.
NATIONAL :
Ghana/US to promote trade
Friday, January 25 2008
Ghana and the United States of America have resolved to promote free and balanced trade between them. Representatives of the two countries took the decision at the council meeting of the Ghana-USA Trade and Investment Framework Agreement held in the USA on January 15, this year.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
MCE preaches good health
Friday, January 25 2008
The New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, Nana Kwesi Adjei Boateng, has stressed the need for people to exercise regularly in order to keep healthy.
(TETTEH QUASHIE) AMA:
Area to be powered soon
Friday, January 25 2008
The Ministry of Information and National Orientation on Friday appealed to the general public to exercise patience as efforts were made to restore power supply to the streets lights along the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange.
(BEKWAI) AMANSIE EAST:
School land being invaded.
Friday, January 25 2008
The school authorities of Wesley High School at Bekwai in the Amansie East District have complained about the alarming rate at which the school land was being encroached upon.
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
Ivory Coast engage Benin in group B encounter
Friday, January 25 2008
At exactly 1700 GMT, the Sekondi Stadium will be the centre of attraction where the Elephants of Ivory Coast engage their fellow West African neighbours, the Squirrels of Benin in the group B of the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations tournament.
(KWAHU) KWAHU WEST :
Omanhene supports university.
Friday, January 25 2008
Daasebre Akuamoah Boateng II, Omanhene of the Kwahu Traditional Area on Friday presented a cheque for 2, 000 Ghana cedis to the college of Agriculture of the University of Ghana for the establishment of a scholarship scheme in the area of Crop Science.
(BEKWAI) AMANSIE EAST :
District assembly takes measures for new district
Friday, January 25 2008
The Amansie East District Assembly has put adequate measures in place to ensure a smooth take off of the new Bosome Freho District carved out of the district.
(COURT) KMA:
Seven prostitutes charged.
Friday, January 25 2008
The Ashanti New Town District Court in Kumasi  convicted seven women for engaging in prostitution.
(ASHAIMAN) TMA:
Kpone and Ashaiman to be upgraded
Friday, January 25 2008
The Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA) has cut a sod for work to start on an urban infrastructure upgrading project in Kpone and Ashaiman.
 
(PARLIAMENT) AMA:
Call for prosecution of Fulani herdsmen
Friday, January 25 2008
The Ministry of Defence has recommended that Fulani herdsmen with firearms should be prosecuted and given maximum sentences.
NATIONAL :
Pneumonia can be treated at home
Friday, January 25 2008
A new study into pneumonia treatment for children  showing that treating children with severe pneumonia at home was as effective as treating them in hospitals could significantly change the way the illness is managed in developing countries.
    
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Water level for today
Friday, January 25 2008
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Volta River Authority on Friday, January 25, 2008.
KASSENA NANKANA :
District exceeds target.
Friday, January 25 2008
The Kassena-Nankana District Assembly bagged GHC157, 175 against its internally generated fund estimates of GHC143, 880 during the 2007 fiscal year.
NATIONAL:
President Kufuor urges the security agencies to be alert
Friday, January 25 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has called on the security agencies to be more alert to ensure that the sense of worth and freedom among Ghanaians is never allowed to wane.
(BAWJIASE) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
More loans for women
Friday, January 25 2008
The Bawjiase Area Rural Bank has given out a total of 855,250 Ghana cedis to 105 women  associations in the Awutu Bawjiase under the Credit With Education (CWE) loan facility to enable them to expand their businesses.
BAWKU :
Bawku Municipal Assembly confirms Chief Executive
Friday, January 25 2008
A 38-year-old management accountant of the Millennium Challenge Accounts (MCA), Mr. Abanga Abdulai, nominated by President Agyekum Kofuor as Municipal Chief Executive for Bawku, has been confirmed by the assembly.
(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
Macmillan donates books to libraries
Friday, January 25 2008
Macmillan Books Limited has donated assorted books valued at GH¢1,700 to two libraries in the Kade township.
(TAMALE) TAMA:
PTAs, SMCs urged to monitor teachers’ performance
Friday, January 25 2008
Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and School Management Committees (SMCs) in the Northern Region have been urged to help in the monitoring and supervision of teachers in their localities to improve teaching and learning.
(HO) HMA:
Ho Municipal Hospital launches five year strategic Plan
Friday, January 25 2008
The Ho Municipal Hospital on Thursday launched a five-year strategic plan aimed at salvaging its numerous financial, infrastructural and other health delivery challenges.
(HO) HMA:
Regional Minister calls for German support
Friday, January 25 2008
Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister, has appealed to the German government to help rehabilitate the Agumatsa (Wli) Waterfall which has become a major tourist attraction in the Volta Region.
(MANHYIA) KMA:
Otumfuo sure of EC’s credentials
Friday, January 25 2008
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Thtu II, has said he is very optimistic that the Electoral Commission (EC) would be equal to the task of conducting free and fair elections this year, to reinforce its credibility in both Ghana and the rest of Africa.
(AVENOR) AMA:
Three vehicles in accident
Friday, January 25 2008
Three vehicles were involved in an accident in the early hours of yesterday morning near the traffic lights around Avenor in Accra.
(TEMA) TMA:
Two arrested for transporting Indian Hemp
Friday, January 25 2008
Deployed police personnel at the Ashaiman-Akosombo barrier have intercepted thirty six different sizes of sealed dried leaves believed to be Indian hemp.
(HO) HMA:
VR ECG Credit Union holds AGM
Friday, January 25 2008
Mr William Hutton-Mensah, Accra East Regional Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) on Friday called on operators of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Credit Union Association (CUA) to be wary of taking loans from commercial banks.
(TAMALE) TAMA:
Cotton industry players hold dialogue
Friday, January 25 2008
Cotton farmers in the country have been accused of diverting inputs, such as fertilizer and chemicals, provided them by cotton companies to help them increase production.
    
(AKIM ODA) BIRIM SOUTH :
Social amenities to spring up
Saturday, January 26 2008
Five communities in the Birim South District are to benefit from projects funded by Germany as part of government’s commitment to ’spring up’ social amenities in the district, Mr Frank Kwasi Bosumtwi, District Chief Executive  has announced.
(TEMA) TMA :
TOR engineers stop oil spillage
Saturday, January 26 2008
The Safety and Environmental staff of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) have acted swiftly to stop an oil leakage on one of its underneath pipe lines within the plant.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Patronize chocolate on Valentine’s Day
Saturday, January 26 2008
This year’s Valentine Day would again be dubbed "National Chocolates Day" to promote the consumption of locally produced cocoa products, the Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations has announced.
(AKIM SWEDRU) BIRIM SOUTH :
Student jailed 7 years
Saturday, January 26 2008
Shadrack Ankomah, 20, student of the Uniworld Computer Institute at Akim Oda, who attempted to defile a basic school pupil has been jailed seven years by a circuit court at Akim Swedru.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Moblie phone accessories land cobbler in jail
Saturday, January 26 2008
Yaw Amoah, an 18-year-old cobbler in Kumasi has been sentenced to 18 months in jail by the Ashanti New Town District Court in Kumasi for stealing mobile phone chips and recharged units amounting to GH¢100.
NATIONAL :
Italy to assist Ghana implement e-governance project
Saturday, January 26 2008
Italy is to assist Ghana implement its electronic governance programme to improve upon information flow leading to the creation of a national data centre in public administration.
(ACCRA) AMA :
NGO urges probe into rescued prostitutes’ case
Saturday, January 26 2008
Child’s Rights International (CRI) has called for investigations into the reported escape of 45 suspected prostitutes who were rescued from ‘Soldier Bar’, near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle on January 19, 2008.
(ACCRA) AMA :
NMC deplores two newspaper stories
Saturday, January 26 2008
The National Media Commission (NMC) on Friday said two stories published on the front pages of the Thursday edition of the Daily Guide was “sensational, unethical and abusive” of the privacy of the individuals mentioned.
NATIONAL :
Gates Foundation commits $306 million to agriculture in Africa
Saturday, January 26 2008
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, announced $306 million in grants to agricultural initiatives across Africa and Southeast Asia, doubling the foundation’s total investment in agricultural development.
(CENTRAL MARKET) KMA :
Fire guts Kumasi Central market
Saturday, January 26 2008
Large quantities of smoked fish, salted beef and property worth millions of Ghana cedis were gutted by fire in the early hours of Friday at the Kumasi Central Market.
(MANKESSIM) MFANTSEMAN :
Residents to watch on-going tournament free of charge
Saturday, January 26 2008
Mr Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, Member of Parliament for Mfantseman West, has provided six giant screen boards with projectors to six communities in his constituency to enable the people to watch the on-going Africa Cup of Nations Football tournament live.
(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN :
Saltpond Methodist Senior High School sends SOS
Saturday, January 26 2008
Reverend Paa Solomon Grant-Essilfie, Headmaster of the Saltpond Methodist Senior High School, has appealed to the Ministry of Education Science and Sports to provide the school with a new administration block.
(GOMOA-ANTSEADZE) GOMOA :
ECG urged to provide electricity meters
Saturday, January 26 2008
Nana Amoasa Buabin Otsiaba IV, chief of Gomoa Antseadze in the Central Region, has appealed to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to provide meters to enable the individual households within the community to enjoy electricity, which has been extended to the town over a year ago.
(DORMAA-AHENKRO) DORMAA :
Drivers repulsed by police barriers
Saturday, January 26 2008
Commercial drivers plying the Dormaa Ahenkro-Bechem trunk road in Brong-Ahafo have expressed their disgust at the number of police barriers on the road.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Mali hold Nigeria
Saturday, January 26 2008
Mali on Friday held the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a goalless drawn game in their second "Group B" match of the African Cup of Nations tournament at the Sekondi stadium at Essipon.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Cameroon vrs. Zambia Preview
Saturday, January 26 2008
Cameroon need to avoid defeat to Zambia in Saturday’s Group C tie to keep alive their hopes of reaching the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Barusso for Galatasaray
Saturday, January 26 2008
Galatasaray have all but completed the signing of Roma midfielder Ahmed Barusso, the Turkish club’s Vice President Adnan Polat has confirmed.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Egypt vrs. Sudan Preview
Saturday, January 26 2008
Egypt coach Hassan Shehata wants an improvement from the African champions in Saturday’s Group C tie against Sudan despite their 4-2 win over Cameroon.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Asamoah assures Ghanaians of better performance
Saturday, January 26 2008
Asamoah Gyan is confident of overcoming the boos and jeers that greeted his substitution during Ghana’s second group game against Namibia in the African Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Namibia claim fixing approach
Saturday, January 26 2008
The Namibia side has claimed that they have been approached to fix a match in the Africa Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Eto’o makes history as Lions roar
Saturday, January 26 2008
Four-time African champions Cameroon here Saturday got their CAF Africa Cup of Nations campaign back on course after a comfortable 5-1 trouncing of Zambia in a Group C tie as their star striker Samuel Eto’o matched the tournament’s all-time record.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Egypt humble Sudan
Saturday, January 26 2008
Egypt remained in control of Group C with a comfortable victory over Sudan.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Ghana coach wants third win
Saturday, January 26 2008
Ghana coach Claude Le Roy insists his team will go all out for the win when they face Morocco, despite only needing a draw to qualify for the last eight.
(AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA) NDC:
NDC picks candidate for Winneba
Sunday, January 27 2008
Mr Mike Alan Hammah, a former Member of Parliament, wasdeclared unopposed as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate for the Effutu Constituency at Winneba.
    
TALENSI NABDAM :
Minister issues directive.
Sunday, January 27 2008
Mrs. Agnes Chigabatia, Upper East Regional Deputy Minister has issued a directive to all small scale mining associations operating in the Talensi-Nabdam District in the Upper East Region to register their mining concessions to ensure orderliness in their operations.
BONGO:
Develop human resource.
Sunday, January 27 2008
The people of the three Northern regions have been urged to concentrate more on the development of its human resource base to cater for the little natural resources in the area.
    
(SUNYANI) NEW JUABEN :
Polytechnic inaugurates associations
Sunday, January 27 2008
Mr J.J. Ayisi, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture , lauded the interest of some students in agriculture, which he said would help develop sector and make more attractive.
CAPE COAST :
More accident deaths recorded.
Sunday, January 27 2008
A total of 152 people died and 873 injured in 633 recorded road accidents in the Central Region in 2007 as against 130 deaths and 786 injuries in 605 accidents in 2006.
(KYEMPO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Intolerance leads to murder
Sunday, January 27 2008
Yaa Ampofowaah, a 32-year-old farmer, who said she could not stand the insults of her mother, has butchered her to death at Subinsu near Kyempo in the Asante Akim South District.
SAEMA :
Inter party youth committee set up
Sunday, January 27 2008
The Brong-Ahafo Regional branch of the inter-party youth committee was inaugurated with a call on Ghanaians to trust, believe and cherished the electoral process to help nurture the country’s infant democracy.
KETU :
75 communities supported.
Sunday, January 27 2008
Some 75 farming communities in the Ketu District in the Volta Region have each been provided with a borehole as part of medium solution to their water problems over the years.
(EKUMFI EBUAKWA) MFANTSEMAN :
Firemen undergo training
Sunday, January 27 2008
Fifty fire volunteers trained by the Mfantseman District Office of the Ghana National Fire Service in collaboration with the Community-Based Rural Development Project (CBRDP) and the Mfantseman District Assembly have completed a training programme at Ekumfi Ebuakwa.
(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN :
Residents appeal to district assembly
Sunday, January 27 2008
Residents of the Saltpond By-Pass have appealed to the Mfantseman District Assembly to establish a lorry park to facilitate easy access to means of transport.
(MAMFE-AKUAPEM) AKUAPIM NORTH :
“Get rid of archaic customs”- chiefs urged
Monday, January 28 2008
The Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, Mr Samson Kwaku Boafo, has called on traditional rulers to get rid of archaic customs, which retard progress and development of the chieftaincy institution to enable it to contribute effectively towards the development of the country.
(TEMA) :
Lepers appeal to government to provide subsidy
Monday, January 28 2008
The Lepers Aid Committee has appealed to the government to fulfil its promise to provide a daily subsidy of 60Gp to lepers in the country.
(OLD TAFO) KMA :
Neighbourhood Watch Committee to check crime
Monday, January 28 2008
Nana Owusu Kwaa-Dida, National Chairman of Neighbourhood Watch Committees, has bemoaned of the increasing crime wave in the country, saying many people were losing their properties and the needed peace.
(KNUST) KMA :
KNUST dismisses 44 students
Monday, January 28 2008
The authorities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have dismissed 44 students for entering the university with fake certificates.
(TEMA) TMA :
Fire guts Tema main GCB
Monday, January 28 2008
Fire gutted the second floor of the Tema Main branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), near the defunct Meridian Hotel, but without reaching the vault in the banking hall.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Unemployed attempts to defraud SIC
Monday, January 28 2008
A Kumasi circuit court has fined a 43-year-old unemployed GH¢450 for deceit and attempting to defraud the State Insurance Company (SIC).
(RIDGE) AMA :
Government asked to restore Limann’s privileges
Monday, January 28 2008
Dr Edward Mahama, Presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has called on government to restore all rights and privileges due to late ex-president Dr Hilla Limann, to the family as a way of showing love and care.
NATIONAL :
LEAP initiative lauded
Monday, January 28 2008
A group calling itself “Critical Eye Network” has lauded the government’s Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) social intervention policy to provide financial assistance to people in extreme poverty.
NATIONAL :
President Bush to visit Ghana
Monday, January 28 2008
US President George W. Bush and his wife Laura will visit Ghana mid-February this year as part of a five-nation African tour to highlight efforts towards economic development, officials told the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Evangelist cheers Black Stars
Monday, January 28 2008
Dr Lawrence Tetteh, a renowned Evangelist has called on political and religious leaders and Ghanaians at large to come together and support the Black Stars to achieve victory in their last group match in Accra on Monday.
(TAMALE) TAMA:
Angola tames Senegal
Monday, January 28 2008
Senegal, one of the favourites in the 26th edition of the MTN Africa Cup of Nations were last Sunday humbled by Angola to the dismay of many soccer fans.
NATIONAL :
Christians urged to live simple lives
Monday, January 28 2008
Apostle Kadmel Agbelenyoh, Head of the Seventh Day Church of Theocracy has advised Christians to always lead disciplined and simple lives to influence others to join their fold.
(DAMION) BOLGATANGA :
Man, baby burnt to death
Monday, January 28 2008
A 36-year-old man, Mr Musah Daboh, and his one-month-old baby met their untimely death when they were gutted by fire in their room at Damion, a suburb of the Bolgatanga Municipality.
NATIONAL:
Alleged killing of Ghanaians to be investigated
Monday, January 28 2008
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to investigate allegations about the executionof some Ghanaians resident in Libya.
(ASUEYI) TECHIMAN :
Cop’s funeral turns bloody
Monday, January 28 2008
The funeral and burial service for a police officer at Asueyi, a farming community near Techiman in the Brong-Ahafo Region, on Saturday turned fatal when one of the shots fired by some of his colleagues to show solidarity killed two mourners.
NATIONAL :
LEAP scheme is sustainable
Monday, January 28 2008
An economist of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, (ISSER) has indicated that the proposed Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) scheme, under the extremely poor and vulnerable would be providied financial suppport to meet their basic needs, is feasible and sustainable.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
President’s visit Stars lift up morale in Camp
Monday, January 28 2008
The Black Stars camp on Sunday were handed a presidential boost ahead of tomorrow’s final Group A game of the 2008 African Cup of Nations against Morocco at the Ohene Djan Stadium.
NATIONAL :
700,00 on government’s payroll
Monday, January 28 2008
The number of employees in the public service has reached 700,000, Government spokesman on Finance and Economy, Mr. Kwaku Kwarteng has disclosed.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Manucho puts Angola on firm grounds
Monday, January 28 2008
Manucho showed precisely why Sir Alex Ferguson is so keen to see him at Old Trafford as his clinically taken brace helped Angola to a 3-1 win over Senegal.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Tunisia cruise past South Africa
Monday, January 28 2008
Tunisia cruised to a 3-1 victory over South Africa as they took a giant step towards qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations knock-out stages.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
"Group A" trio search for qualification
Monday, January 28 2008
The search for places among the last eight of the Ghana 2008 African Cup Nations begins on Monday with "Group A", which has three teams contesting for the two slots available.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Golden Boy hits out at the Black Stars
Monday, January 28 2008
Ghana great Abdul Razak is unhappy with the way the Black Stars are playing at the Africa Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Ghana thrash Guinea again
Monday, January 28 2008
Ghana has advanced to the first round of the FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup qualifiers after beating Guinea 3-0 over the weekend in Conakry.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Guinea vs. Namibia Preview
Monday, January 28 2008
Guinea go into their must-win Africa Cup of Nations game against Namibia on Monday without star player Pascal Feindouno, who is suspended.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Ghana vs. Morocco Preview
Monday, January 28 2008
Ghana need only to draw against Morocco in their last Group A game on Monday to keep alive their dream of winning the Africa Cup of Nations on home turf.
NATIONAL :
Finance Minister returns from development conference
Monday, January 28 2008
Mr Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning has returned home from London, where he attended a conference dubbed: "European Development policy: Aid Effectiveness and Key Priorities."
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
Ministry to register fish farmers
Monday, January 28 2008
The Ministry of Fisheries has asked all existing fish farms established either by co-operatives, companies or individuals to register in their districts and regional offices of the Ministry.
(OBUASI) OMA :
Call for the creation of more marketing avenues for farmers
Monday, January 28 2008
Mr John Kwadwo Brimpong, the 2005 Obuasi Municipal Best Farmer, has said that the institution of the Farmers’ Day was ideal but that the establishment of adequate marketing centres for farmers’ produce would show the other side of the coin to ensure food security.
(GOMOA NGYIRESI) GOMOA:
Gomoa Ngyiresi raises GH¢2,700 for street lights
Monday, January 28 2008
The chiefs and people of Gomoa Ngyiresi in the Central Region at the weekend raised 27 million cedis at a fund-raising harvest in aid of street lights and other development projects.
(HO) HMA :
Three thousand FORUM staff to lose jobs after project
Monday, January 28 2008
A total of 3,000 plantation workers on the Forest Protection and Resource Use Management (FORUM) Project in the Volta Region risk losing their jobs when the German government funded project comes to an end in February this year.
(HO) HMA :
Akpini chiefs urged to maintain peace for Togbega Dagadu’s funeral
Monday, January 28 2008
Togbe Kosi Sasraku, IV, Paramount Chief of the Tsrukpe Traditional Area, has asked chiefs in the Akpini Traditional Area to maintain the current cordiality among them throughout the preparations and interment ceremonies of the Togbega Dagadu, VII, late Paramount Chief of the area.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
PTA presents GH¢72,000 bus to Pentecost Preparatory School
Monday, January 28 2008
The Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) of the Koforidua Pentecost Preparatory School, at the weekend presented a new 58-seater Tata bus to the school at ceremony in Koforidua.
BAWKU:
Assembly members urged to lead crusade against violence
Monday, January 28 2008
Members of the Bawku Municipal Assembly have been urged to be ambassadors of peace and to ensure that absolute peace returned to the municipality.
(BESEADZI) GOMOA :
Beseadzi citizens appeal for electricity transformer
Monday, January 28 2008
Nana Eduah Kraman VII, the new Omankrado of Gomoa Beseadzi, has appealed to the Ministry of Energy to provide an electricity transformer to help resolve the problem of low voltage in the supply of power to the community.
NATIONAL:
President Kufuor leaves for Addis Ababa
Monday, January 28 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra on Monday morning for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend the 10th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union from Thursday January 31 to Saturday February 2.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Ghana goes gay over Stars’ thrilling performance
Monday, January 28 2008
A brilliant strike by midfield generalissimo, Michael Essien and a daring run from him sees an impressive Sulley Muntari, finishing off superbly  to end the final group A match between the Black Stars of Ghana and Morocco 2:0 in favour of the host.
(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA:
Motivate teachers to move Education Reforms forward - Principal
Monday, January 28 2008
Mr Alfred Ndago, principal of Saint John BOSCO’s Training College in Navrongo in the Upper East Region has stated that the New Education Reform would not succeed if tutors and supporting staff of training colleges are not well motivated.
(CAPE COAST) CMA :
Central Region MTTU realizes GH¢ 1,401.81 from fines
Monday, January 28 2008
The Central Region Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service last year realized GH¢1,401.81 from fines imposed  on drivers  for traffic offences and causing accidents as compared to 1,778.00 Ghana cedis in 2006.
     
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Guinea land in quarter-finals
Monday, January 28 2008
Guinea drew 1-1 with Namibia on Monday in the on-going 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations Group A tie to qualify for the quarter-final of the competition.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Ghana goes gay over Stars’ thrilling performance
Monday, January 28 2008
A brilliant strike by midfield generalissimo, Michael Essien and a daring run from him sees an impressive Sulley Muntari, finishing off superbly  to end the final group A match between the Black Stars of Ghana and Morocco 2:0 in favour of the host.
(TONGO)TALENSI-NABDAM :
Give more women leadership positions
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Government has been urged to give women more leadership positions to enable them to contribute to resolving issues affecting them.
CAPE COAST:
Divorces in Cape Coast caused by irresponsible parenthood
Tuesday, January 29 2008
A senior executive officer of the Marriage and Divorce Registry at the Cape Coast Municipal Assembly, has stated that 99 per cent of divorce cases in Cape Coast were caused by the refusal of fathers to take care of their children.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Pastor remanded over noise nuisance from his church
Tuesday, January 29 2008
A magistrate’s court at Adjabeng in Accra has remanded Pastor Sam Isaac Opoku, Head Pastor of Jesus Demonstration Ministry International for a week, for allegedly leading his congregation to cause noise nuisance above the permissible noise level at Nii Boi Town in Accra.
ACCRA:
Stop hoarding new Ghana coins
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Dr Paul Acquah, Governor of Bank of Ghana has indicated that the seemingly shortage of coins in the system for daily transaction was due to hoarding by the public.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Disabled presented with wheel chairs
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The Edikanfo Progressive Foundation (EPF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), in collaboration with the Free Wheel Chair Mission based in Virginia in the United States, has donated 15 wheel chairs to the Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Society of the Physically-Challenged.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Dust poses health hazards
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Residents along the Kumasi/Barekese road have expressed concern about the health hazard they were facing because of the dusty environment the contractor working on the road had created.
(SECONDI) SAEMA:
Boost for youth in agriculture
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The Shama-Ahanta East Office of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has disbursed GHc35,800 out of GHc56,000 released by the government for the Youth in Agriculture module last year because of difficulty in obtaining farming lands in some areas.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Trader jails for escaping from police custody
Tuesday, January 29 2008
A Kumasi circuit court has jailed a 25-year-old trader five years in hard labour for escaping from police custody.
ACCRA :
BoG maintains 13.5 percent Prime Rate
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of Bank of Ghana has maintained the existing 13.5 percent Prime Rate, citing factors such as rising commodity prices and inflation outlook.
CAPE COAST:
Man remanded for stealing Church bell
Tuesday, January 29 2008
A circuit court in Cape Coast has remanded Nana Abeiku, a 19-year old unemployed man, for allegedly stealing a bell belonging to the Mozama Disco Christo Church at Abura Edumfa in the Central Region.
(TEPA) NPP:
NPP young wing elects new executives
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Mr Eric Kwabena Poku, Ahafo-Ano North Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has appealed to supporters and executives of the party to bury their differences and remain united to enable the NPP retain the seat in the 2008 Election.
ACCRA:
Set aside two per cent of VAT to fund political parties
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Professor Kofi Kumado, Director of Legon Centre for International Affairs (LECIA), has proposed that two per cent of Value Added Tax (VAT) should be set aside to support political party activities.
BAWKU:
Assembly confirms Abanga Abdualai as MCE
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Mr Abanga Abdulai, a 38-year-old Management Accountant of the Millennium Challenge Accounts (MCA), nominated by President John Agyekum Kofuor as Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Bawku was confirmed by the Assembly.
(AGONA SWEDRU) CPP:
CPP looks more attractive to voters now
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, presidential candidate of the Convention People Party (CPP), has stated that the party had been revitalized to make it more attractive and viable to its supporters and floating voters.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Political leaders cautioned against use of abusive language
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The Right-Reverend Kow Bosomefi Egyir, Administrative Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, has cautioned political leaders and supporters against the use of violent and abusive language on their opponents when they mount platforms during election campaigns since that would destroy the strides the country had made in establishing peace and stability.
ACCRA :
GJA, SWAG hold tournament evaluation soiree for the Media
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The Ghana Journalists’ Association (GJA) and the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) will on Friday host local and foreign media personnel covering the ongoing African Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008, to evaluate their coverage of the tournament so far.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Nigeria v Benin preview
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Two-time Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria are in serious danger of bowing out of the competition in the group stages for the first time in 26 years.
(SPORTS) SOCCER :
Ivory Coast v Mali preview
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The Ivory Coast and Mali battle it out for top spot in Group B on Tuesday at the Accra Sports Stadium.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
DCE advises colleagues
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The District Chief Executive for Awutu-Effutu-Senya, Mr Solomon Abbam Quaye, has appealed to Unit committees, Area and Urban council Members to put in their maximum efforts to ensure rapid development of the district.
BAWKU :
Curfew not over yet.
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The government on Tuesday re-imposed the curfew in the Bawku area amid calls by some Members of Parliament for a permanent standby military presence in the town and its environs to avert further conflict.
(ACHIMOTA) AMA:
Pastors give up colleague
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Pastors of the Achimota Park Christians Family (APCF), operators of the various fellowships and prayer sessions at the Achimota Forest have disowned Pastor Bright Addo, the 27-year-old ’Man of God’ arrested by the Madina Police for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl.
(MANKRONG) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR:
Whole family killed
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Tragedy struck a bereaved family on Sunday night when an articulated truck fell on their private saloon car and crushed all five of them to death at Mankrong, near Suhum in the Eastern Region.
NATIONAL :
Bush to come to Ghana.
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The White House says President Bush and his wife, first lady Laura Bush, will travel to Africa next month.
NATIONAL :
Cocoa contributes emersely to the economy
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Cocoa, Ghana’s major foreign exchange earner, has received a major boost from Cadbury International under a 10-year programme.
NATIONAL :
Year not favourable for SMEs.
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The Head of the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) unit of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has predicted the collapse of a number of SMEs if government does not take steps to address the disproportionate trade balances resulting from the influx of foreign goods into the country.
(COURTS) AMA:
GIMPA boss not approved.
Tuesday, January 29 2008
A member of the Governing Council of the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor S. N. Woode, last Friday told the Fast Track High Court, Accra, that the institute`s Governing Council has not given approval as required by its statutes to Professor Stephen Adei, as a duly appointed professor.
HO :
Sustainability of donor funded projects challenged
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Two landmark donor funded projects in the Volta region, the USAID funded Government Accountability Improve Trust (GAIT II- 2004-2007), and the German Funded Forest Protection and Resource Use Management Project (FORUM-1993-2008) have ended, sparking debates about their sustainability.
TAMALE :
Flood victims continue to receive donations
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Radio Diamond, a Tamale based FM station on Tuesday presented used clothing to victims of the flood disaster that hit parts of the Northern Region in September last year.
(KADE) KWAIBIBIREM :
Pupils rewarded
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Nana Appiahwiah Memorial Preparatory School at Kade has presented awards to pupils of the school who excelled academically and those who helped to keep the school compound clean.
(AKYEM ODA) BIRIM SOUTH :
5000 dollars goes to government hospital
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Nana Okoda Darko and Mr Kenny Adom-Agyekum, both USA-based Ghanaians on Tuesday donated clinical equipment valued at about 5,000 dollars to the Akyem Oda Government hospital.
(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Minister advises assembly
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Mr Osei Assibey Antwi, Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, has charged the Asante-Akim South District Assembly to incorporate the construction of a new police station at Juaso in its 2008 budget to facilitate effective policing in the district.
(MPASATIA) ATWIMA MPONUA :
New school block for district
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Mpasatia Secondary Technical School and the Atwima Mponua District Assembly are constructing a block of five classrooms at the cost of GH¢60,000 for the school.
(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKIM:
Unemployed man sentenced for stealing palm fruits
Tuesday, January 29 2008
A circuit court at Asamankese in the Eastern Region, on Tuesday sentenced Francis Amartey, an unemployed man to three months imprisonment in hard labour and imposed a fine of 500 Ghana Cedis on him for illegally harvesting palm fruit from a farm at Danso near Adeiso.
(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Malaria, HIV cases increase in Atwima-Mponua
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Malaria and HIV/AIDS cases continue to rise in the Atwima Mponua District of Ashanti.
(JIMBALE) BUNKPURUGU - YUNYOO:
Jimbale women appeal for financial assistance
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Women in the Jimbale area in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region, who lost their sources of livelihood during the Bimoba-Konkomba conflict, in September last year, have appealed to government for financial assistance to help them revamp their collapsed businesses.
(JIMBALE) BUNKPURUGU YUNYOO:
We need safe drinking water - women
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The women in the Bunkpurugu Yunyoo district have called on the government to provide the communities with good drinking water and clinics.
BOLGATANGA:
Gowrie Senior High-Technical School wins debate
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Gowrie Senior High-Technical School in the Bongo District, in the Upper East Region, came first in the annual inter-district debate competition, organised for senior high schools, in Bolgatanga.
NATIONAL :
Judges must exhibit high sense of integrity - CJ
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood, on Tuesday called on judges and magistrates to exhibit high sense of integrity, ethics, efficiency and selflessness in the discharge of their duties.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Find innovative ways of filling the stadia-Agyei-Agyapong
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Mr Kwabena Agyei-Agyapong, a politician and ardent sports enthusiast, on Tuesday called on the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the ongoing Confederation of African Nations (CAN) football tournament, "Ghana 2008," to find innovative ways of getting more spectators to fill the stadiums.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Super Eagles book date with Black Stars
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The Super Eagles of Nigeria has beaten Mali to a date with Host and West African rivals Ghana by outclassing opponents, Benin in the last Group B encounter of the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations.
(BUI) TAIN:
Over 3,000 persons to be resettled for Bui Dam project
Tuesday, January 29 2008
More than 3,000 people living around the Bui River in the Tain District are likely to be resettled following the construction of the Bui Dam, Mr Joe Danquah, Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency said on Tuesday.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Government urged to finance regenerative health, nutrition Programme
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Government was on Tuesday urged to set aside five per cent of the National Health Insurance Fund to finance the Ministry of Health’s Regenerative Health and Nutrition Programme.
    
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
CAF presents match-fixing dossier to Police
Tuesday, January 29 2008
The Confederation of African Football says it has handed over a dossier on attempts to fix matches at the African Nations Cup finals to the Ghana Police.

(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Nigeria through to quarters
Tuesday, January 29 2008
A combination of John Obi Mikel, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and a favour from Ivory Coast ensured that Nigeria secured a place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Cote d’Ivoire leap on
Tuesday, January 29 2008
Cote d’Ivoire became the second team after hosts Ghana to finish the first round of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations with a 100 percent record after a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Mali in Accra in Group B.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Group to demonstrate against high electricity tariffs
Wednesday, January 30 2008
A group calling itself Patriotic Citizens of Kumasi said it would go on a peaceful demonstration on Thursday in protest against “unbearable and unacceptable” electricity tariffs imposed on the people by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) since November 2007.
 
(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Report on ’Job 600’ out
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Mr Addo Abedi, Managing Director of Twum Boafo and Partners, a civil engineering company, said the tower block of the State House, popularly called Job 600, was solid and when rehabilitated, it could serve as offices for Parliament.
(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
"Face full rigours of law" - MP’s advocate
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Mr Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo, Member of Parliament for Wa Central has said Ministers of state should be held responsible for the financial malfeasance that occurred in some institutions, which came to light during the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearings last year.
(ZONGO) KMA :
Cop charged with ex-student’s murder
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Aminu Ibrahim, the policeman who allegedly killed a National Service Personnel at the Zongo Police Barracks in Kumasi, has been remanded in prison custody by the Ashanti New Town Magistrate’s Court for two weeks.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Perpetrators of market blaze in court
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Two persons were yesterday arraigned before a Koforidua circuit court for allegedly causing last Sunday’s fire at the Koforidua Central Market.
NATIONAL :
Cocoa road contractors sign MOU
Wednesday, January 30 2008
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in collaboration with the Ghana Cocoa Board signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 31 contractors for the take off of the first phase of the Cocoa Roads Implementation Project (CRIP).
   
BONGO :
Girls enrolment increases
Wednesday, January 30 2008
As the Bongo district in the Upper East Region pride itself in the increase in female enrolment in school, the issue of low number of qualified teachers in the district continues to be a hindrance to the sustainability of that success.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Evaluate traditions and customs
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Nana Susubiribi Krobea Asante, Paramount Chief of Asokore Traditional area in Ashanti has underscored the need for the National House of Chiefs (NHC) to undertake an evaluation of traditional customs and usage with a view to eliminating those that are outmoded and socially harmful.
(BANTAMA) KMA :
Lunatic stabs ’chop bar’ owner to death
Wednesday, January 30 2008
A ‘chop bar’ operator at Bantama in Kumasi, was stabbed to death on Monday by a mentally sick person.
(KUMASI) KMA :
93 fire outbreaks
Wednesday, January 30 2008
The Ashanti Region has recorded a total of 93 fire outbreaks from the beginning of this year with only one casualty and property worth millions of Ghana cedis destroyed.  The figure is a reduction compared to the 156 fire outbreaks recorded during the same period last year.
(ACCRA) AMA :
MP rescues two schools
Wednesday, January 30 2008
The Member of Parliament for Odododiodo Constituency, Hon. Jonathan Tackie Commey, has come to the aid of the Ayalolo Cluster of Schools, by helping to complete a canteen which was abandoned sometime ago for lack of funds.
(CANTONMENTS) ACCRA :
Narcotic exhibits disappear
Wednesday, January 30 2008
The officer in charge of the Narcotics Exhibits Store at the Police Headquarters has been arrested following the discovery that narcotic substances in the custody of the police have been compromised and substituted with other substances.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Ghana will be biggest CAN winner - Nyantakyi
Wednesday, January 30 2008
It might be early days at the 2008 African Cup of Nations but President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi says whatever happens, Ghana will emerge a winner from the competition.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Ghana ready for Nigeria
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Ghana’s trainer, Claude Le Roy says the Black Stars are ready for Nigeria at the last eight stage of the African Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Ghana earn Cameroonian comparison
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Ghana’s coach Claude Le Roy has rated the quality of his side on a par with the Cameroon team he led to the title in 1988.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Cameroon vs Sudan Preview
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Cameroon go into their final group game against struggling Sudan focused on securing the victory that will guarantee them qualification.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Egypt vs Zambia Preview
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Egypt coach Hassan Shehata has urged his side not to be complacent in Wednesday’s final Group C game against Zambia in Kumasi.
(HO) HMA:
Parents must guide children in jubilation of Stars victories
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Mr Peter Hlovor, Programmes Head for Child rights of the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) in Ho on Wednesday expressed concern about the inability of some parents to guide their children in their jubilation of Black Stars successes during the ongoing African Cup tournament.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Kwame Nkrumah Africa Labour College takes off
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Vice President Aliu Mahama on Wednesday cut the sod for the commencement of the Kwame Nkrumah Africa Labour College in Accra, which has been on the drawing board for over 30 years.
NATIONAL :
BoG proposes new capital requirements for banks
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Bank of Ghana on Tuesday said it had proposed an upward adjustment for the minimum capital requirement for commercial banks and non-banks financial institutions.
(OBUASI) OMA:
Assembly approves estimates for projects
Wednesday, January 30 2008
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) has approved the use of GH¢ 200,000 from a projected GH¢ 400,435 revenue from AngloGold Ashanti in property rates this year, to complete a new residency for the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).
(SABOBA) SABOBA CHREPONI:
NOGAID and Canada to support flood victims
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Canada Fund for Local Initiative, in collaboration with Northern Ghana Aid (NOGAID), an international non-governmental organisation, based in Tamale, has initiated a 46,800 Canadian- dollar Northern Ghana Floods Victims Support Project.
    
NATIONAL :
Government to take delivery of 300 buses
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Plans are far advanced to minimize the impact of fuel price increase on the poor and less privileged Ghanaian.
(AKIM ODA) BIRIM NORTH:
Police Commander rallies public support against criminals
Wednesday, January 30 2008
The Akyem Oda Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Ben Atadana, on Wednesday appealed to the public to volunteer vital information to the police that could lead to the arrest of suspected criminals.
(ACCRA) AMA:
ECG to refund money to consumers
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Consumers who fall within the lifeline categories of electricity consumption can heave a sigh of relief as the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) promises to reimburse them latest by March this year.
(WENCHI) WMA:
Take responsibility for government property – Owusu-Ansah
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Mr. Rex Owusu-Ansah, Head of Local Government Service, has expressed concern about the irresponsible handling of government properties by succeeding Chief Executives for Wenchi Municipality in Brong Ahafo.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Land Administration Project inaugurated
Wednesday, January 30 2008
A systematic satellite land title office has been inaugurated in Accra to serve as a one-stop-shop where property owners could register their properties.
(KNUST) KMA:
Anglican Church students’ hostel dedicated
Wednesday, January 30 2008
The Right Reverend Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, Anglican Bishop of Kumasi, has dedicated to the lord the first phase of the Church’s students’ hostel built at the cost of 65,000 Ghana Cedis to house 140 students.
(ATRONIE) ASUNAFO NORTH:
Eleven Atronie murder suspects to stand trial at high court
Wednesday, January 30 2008
A magistrate’s court in Sunyani remanded eleven persons arrested in connection with the Atronie murder case to stand trial at a high court.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Fishermen demand action to halt activities of Pair Trawlers
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Pair trawling in the inshore exclusive zone by industrial trawlers is said to be having a negative impact on Artisanal fishermen in the fishing industry.
(BAWKU) BMA:
Government reimposes curfew on Bawku
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Government has re-imposed the curfew on the Bawku municipality.
(SPORTS) TAMALE:
Eto’o breaks African record
Wednesday, January 30 2008
Samuel Eto’o breaks the "All Time" African Nations Cup record in a
fascinating fashion as he shoots three past an uninspiring Sudanese goalkeeper, Mahjoub El Moez.
(MONGOUL) BOLGATANGA :
Bimoba and Konkomba peace talks begin
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocese is holding peace talks with the Bimobas and Konkombas in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District aimed at reconciling the two ethnic groups.
  
JAMAN SOUTH :
Minister cautions against bushfires
Thursday, January 31 2008
Ms. Anna Nyamekye, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in Charge of Livestock, has appealed to the chiefs and people in Jaman South to guard against practices that could cause bush fires in the area during the dry season.
(TARKWA ) WASSA WEST :
Fined for killing animals in restricted area
Thursday, January 31 2008
A Tarkwa Circuit Court has ordered a 57-year-old farmer at Samahu village near Tarkwa, Kwesi Anane Asare, to pay 300 Ghana Cedis or in default serve six year imprisonment.
(SALTPOND) MFANSTEMAN :
Reconsider decision on re-sitters- DCE
Thursday, January 31 2008
The District Chief Executive for Mfantseman, Mr Robert Quainoo-Arthur, has appealed to the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) to reconsider its decision to make re-sitters of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to write all subjects instead of those they failed in.
BOLGATANGA :
Nurul Islam JHS tops BECE in Municipality
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Nurul Islamic Junior High School (JHS) emerged the best public school in the 2007 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Bolgatanga Municipality.
NATIONAL :
CSIR advocates policy to protect mobile phone consumers
Thursday, January 31 2008
Professor Emmanuel Owusu-Bennoah, Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has advocated the formulation of a policy and creation of a regulatory environment that would protect the interest of mobile phone consumers.
NATIONAL :
VRA, ECG says there is no load shedding now
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Volta River Authority (VRA) and Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), have denied media speculations that that the power regulators have resumed load shedding exercise, which rocked the nation a few moths ago, sending shock waves across the business community in the country.
(OBO) KWAHU SOUTH :
School project supported
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Afram-Asiedu has presented 100 bags of cement valued at GH¢900 towards the construction of a storey block of 12 classrooms, offices and stores for the Presbyterian Primary “A” and “B” schools at Obo.
(OHENMAA) KWAHU SOUTH :
Fulani herdsmen kills forest plantation staff
Thursday, January 31 2008
Unidentified Fulani herdsmen allegedly shot and killed, Eric Agbosu, a staff of the Government’s Plantation Development Programme (GPDP), with an AK 47 assault raffle at Ohenmaa near Ankoma in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region.
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Water level at Akosombo Dam
Thursday, January 31 2008
The following is the latest reading of water level in the Akosombo Dam, issued by Volta River Authority on Wednesday, January 30, 2008.
WENCHI :
Mentally ill divorce case settled amicably
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Wenchi Municipal Office of the Commission on Human Rights (CHRAJ), has amicably settled the case involving a husband who abandoned his wife because she had developed a mental problem.
    
(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST:
Wanted man finally arrested
Thursday, January 31 2008
A 26-year-old armed robber suspected to have masterminded several robberies in a number of houses in Nkawkaw and its surrounding communities has been arrested by the Nkawkaw police.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Eto’o makes history as Lions roar
Thursday, January 31 2008
Samuel Eto’o became the top scorer in the history of the Africa Cup of Nations as Cameroon reached the last eight of the 2008 competition.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Tinisia vrs Angola Preview
Thursday, January 31 2008
Tunisia and Angola have vowed to play for the win when they meet in their final Africa Cup of Nations game.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Senegal v South Africa Preview
Thursday, January 31 2008
Carlos Alberto Parreira maintains his struggling South Africa team can still qualify from Group D and reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Zambia out as Egypt clinch top spot
Thursday, January 31 2008
Egypt have clinched top spot in Group C following a 1-1 draw with Zambia, who are eliminated after Cameroon beat Sudan.
(JUASO) ASANTE-AKIM SOUTH) :
Farmer arrested over daughters death
Thursday, January 31 2008
The police at Juaso in the Ashanti Region have arrested a 38-year-old farmer suspected to have murdered his three-month-old baby girl in the bush at Bompata in the Ashanti Region.
(PRAMPRAM) DANGME WEST :
Cocaine suspect absconds
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Nigerian suspect in the case involving the 67 parcels of cocaine which were intercepted at Prampram in May 2006, has absconded.
NATIONAL :
Paragliding festival in March.
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Paragliding Festival will take place at Kwahu this Easter from Thursday to Tuesday, March 20 to 25, this year.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Ghana’s Renard suspended for quarter-final
Thursday, January 31 2008
Ghana assistant coach Herve Renard has been handed a one-match ban by the Disciplinary Committee of the Confederation of African Football.
BOLE :
MP supports constituency.
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Member of Parliament for Bole-Bamboi constituency, Mr John Mahama, has presented medical supplies valued at GHc 15000 to the Bole Hospital.
NATIONAL :
Voters Register to be re-opened May
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Voters Register will be opened for registration of qualified voters for the December general election, a source at the Electoral Commission has said.
(GOMOA POMADZE) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Need for stringent laws.
Thursday, January 31 2008
Okutupong Apata Kofi IV, former Omanhene of Gomoa-Ajumako Traditional Area, has called for stringent laws to curb the rampant outbreaks of domestic and bushfires.
(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN:
DCE makes appeal to ECG
Thursday, January 31 2008
Mr Robert Quainoo-Arthur, Mfantseman District Chief Executive (DCE), has appealed to the management of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to place all communities in the area under its district office at Saltpond.
    
(KAASI) KMA:
New block for school.
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Kaasi community in Kumasi is constructing an additional block of 10 classrooms for the primary school to absorb the shift system.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA:
Children urged to campaign for NHIS.
Thursday, January 31 2008
Children below 18 years whose parents are yet to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have been urged to impress upon their parents to embrace the system to enable them to enjoy adequate healthcare.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Community health nursing school supported.
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Omanhene of the Effutu Traditional Area, Neenyi Ghartey VII, has presented assorted medical books worth more than GH¢5,000 to the authorities of the Winneba Community Health Nursing Training School.
(PAMPASO) DORMAA:
Chief appeals for pragmatic policies
Thursday, January 31 2008
Barima Oppong Yaw Boabasa Ababio, Gyasehene of Dormaa traditional council, has called on civil society groups, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations, to implement pragmatic policies to salvage water bodies from degradation.
(DORMAA AHENKRO) DORMAA:
GPRTU leadership distances itself from letter of allegations
Thursday, January 31 2008
The leadership of Dormaa main branch of Ghana Private Road Transport Union of Trade Union Congress (TUC), has denied knowledge about alleged police maltreatment of commercial drivers on the Dormaa Ahenkro-Bechem road.
(MANKRON) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR:
Accident claims five lives
Thursday, January 31 2008
Five persons died on the spot when an articulator truck loaded with empty bottles from Kumasi to Accra crashed into two vehicles at Mankron in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District on Monday.
   
(TEMA) TMA:
Two men remanded for possessing ‘wee’
Thursday, January 31 2008
Ali Mustapha, a bicycle repairer, 20 and Owusu Nelson, farmer, 22, who concealed 27 parcels of dried leaves in four travelling bags in an Accra bound Mercedes Benz bus from Dzemeni in the Volta Region have been remanded by a circuit court in Tema.
(HO) HMA :
Ramming motor bikes kill pedestrian
Thursday, January 31 2008
A speeding motorbike at Kpedze in the Ho Municipality last Saturday rammed another motorbike before hitting two pedestrians and killing one person.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Provide better services for more taxes - Minister
Thursday, January 31 2008
District Assemblies have been asked to provide services that would improve the living conditions of citizens to enable them to feel obliged to pay their taxes, rates, tolls and other levies promptly.
(KUMASI) KMA:
PEF urged to dialogue on utility payments
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Private Enterprises Foundation (PEF), has been urged to lead private sector organizations to engage government, the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) and the utility companies to find solutions to losses incurred by businesses as a result of poor utility service delivery.
(ASAFO) EAST AKIM:
MTTU urged to control accidents around Apedwa, Bunso
Thursday, January 31 2008
Mr Lawrence Asigbe, assemblyman for Akyem Asafo, has appealed to the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service to organize regular speed checks on the Apedwa-Bunso stretch of the AccraKumasi highway to help reduce accidents.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Thursday, January 31 2008
A former member of the Black Stars squad that won Silver at the 1992 African Cup of Nations (CAN) Tournament in Senegal, Stephen Frimpong-Manso has tipped Ghana to upstage Nigeria at the quarterfinal stage of the ongoing 26th Ghana 2008 soccer tournament.
 
(TAMALE) TAMA:
Government urged to develop tourist sites
Thursday, January 31 2008
The Chief Executive Officer of Bigiza Court Hotel in Tamale, Madam Gifty Mahama has urged the government to make conscious efforts to help to develop tourist sites to attract more local and foreign patronage to the country.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Teacher jailed 15 years for defiling eight-year old girl
Thursday, January 31 2008
A circuit court in Kumasi, on Wednesday sentenced Solomon Amponsah, a 60-year-old teacher, to 15 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for defiling an eight-year-old pupil.
 
(SUNYANI) SMA:
Fire destroys GH¢ 1.4 million cedis property in Brong Ahafo
Thursday, January 31 2008
Fire destroyed property worth more than GH¢ 1.4 million in 409 fire cases recorded last year in Brong Ahafo.
(SPORTS) TAMA :
Angola makes it against all odds
Thursday, January 31 2008
For the first time in Angola’s football history, the Palancas Negras have made it to the last eight of the prestigious African Nations Cup with a goalless draw with Tunisia in Tamale, one of the host cities of the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations.