Two people including a medical officer of the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital have been killed by unidentified persons at North Natinga in Bawku, Upper East Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent Edward Tabiri has told Newsmen.
The Northern Regional Minister, Mr. Stephen Sumani Nayina, has called on the Committee of Eminent Chiefs and the Northern Regional House of Chiefs to work hard in finding lasting solution to chieftaincy disputes in the region.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, has called on personnel of the Ghana Police Service to enter the New Year with a resolution to perform their duties better than they did in 2009.
A traditional ruler in thehas appealed to the government to focus on the provision of infrastructural development next year.
A total of 177 people were killed and 936 injured through road accidents that occurred between January and September, 2009 in the Ashanti Region.
The(NDC) General Secretary, Mr. Asiedu Nketia, has pledged to facilitate the establishment of NDC heroes’ fund to take care of people who have suffered for the party’s sake, if he retains his position.
A Senior Wildlife Officer, Mr. Maurice Kanton, has advised traditional rulers in Sissala East District in the Upper West Region against supporting intended mining activities in their communities, to protect natural resources in the area.
Christians in Ghana ushered in the New Year with watch-night church services during which they prayed, sang and danced to the glory of God for His enduring mercies that have brought peace to the country.
The Nkoranza North District Chief Executive, Mr Kwadwo Adjei-Dwomoh, has called on Ghanaians, irrespective of party affiliation, to support the Government to perform its duties to move the country forward.
President John Evans Atta Mills has asked Ghanaians to forge a united front and rally solidly behind government to build on the solid foundation laid in 2009 for national prosperity.
Governance and economic experts, as well as captains of industry, have given the government high performance ratings for 2009 in its handling of key economic variables and the fight against corruption.
Vendors of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) who deliver their services from door to door are flouting a directive from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not to ply their trade in residential areas.
The Reverend Seth Acquaye, Resident Pastor of the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Kokomlemle, Accra, on Friday, urged Christians to focus their attention on spiritual battles rather than physical ones.
Agona West branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Thursday elected new executives at its Women and Youth wings conference at Agona Nyakrom.
Reverend Emmanuel Kaatey, in charge of Christ Apostolic Church at Agona Swedru, has appealed to members of Zongo communities and other residents in the town to co-exit peacefully.
Pension payment to all retirees on the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) scheme has been increased to take effect from today.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has decided to sanction utility providers which fall short of the required standard with effect from January 2010.
The Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Colonel Cyril Neku (retired), says government is committed to fighting corruption and that prosecution of people will be on a clear convincing ground.
Fire has gutted parts of the Kumasi Central Market destroying goods and property running into several thousands of Ghana cedis.
The Deputy Minister for Energy, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has presented assorted items worth about GH¢13,000 to over 500 children from 45 towns and villages.
Thefor Lawra-Nandom, Mr Ambrose Dery, has called on his constituents to bury their political differences and forge ahead for the development of the area.
Some women at Kpong, near Odumase-Krobo in the lower Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region, have been accused of engaging in acts that are tantamount to slavery.
The Paramount Chief of the Gonja Traditional area Yabonwura Bawa Doshei is dead. He was 102 years old. He died at Damongo in the early hours of Saturday after a protracted illness.
Indiscriminate gun-shots and sporadic firing of tear-gas characterized the election of Executives to spearhead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region as irate youth of the party engaged the security agencies in an unnecessary show of machismo at the Radach Memorial Centre in Tamale which was venue of the event.
The 2010 National Census anticipated to take place in March, 2010 is likely to delay.
Peace Advocates and Voluntary Organizers Association" (PAVOA), a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is collaborating with selected traditional authorities in the Upper East Region as part of a grand plan to promote and sustain peace in Northern Ghana.
Mr. Mike Hammah, Minister of Transport has said the government will soon come out with a youth policy that would promote the well being of the youth in the country.
Government is committed to bridging the development gap between the Upper West, Upper East and Northern Regions (three northern regions) and the southern part of the Country.
Teachers in second-cycle schools in the Techiman Municipality have kicked against the re-naming of teachers’ incentive as staff incentive by the headmasters of their schools.
A new commodity village on a 300- acre land at Apowa near Takoradi has re-located articulated trucks loaded with dried cocoa beans meant for shipment through the Takoradi Port.
Two persons including the driver of a taxi were killed on the spot and one other injured when the taxi was involved in an accident on the Bonyere Junction/Half Assini road.
The Apam District Magistrate’s Court has remanded a 37-year old man from Moree, Kow Wiredu, in police custody for throwing an object at a man at Gomoa Dago, which later resulted in his death.
A rainstorm that hit Half Assini on Boxing Day injured three people and destroyed properties including buildings.
A child-focused non-governmental organisation (NGO), has called on government to step up efforts to ensure the survival, protection and development of children in the Upper West, Upper East and Northern regions.
Two persons died on the spot while four others sustained various degrees of injuries when a taxi cab collided with a private car near Agona Abodom .
Mr. Mike Allan Hammah, Minister of Transport, has said the Atta Mills government would distribute "the national cake" fairly to every corner of the country irrespectively of the political party the area was clung to.
Four branches of the Greater Accra Region branch of the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU), of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), have maintained their decade accident free record for the X’mas holidays.
The first Sunday of the year is the day many Christians renew their pledge to follow Jesus Christ, accept him as their personal saviour and to live in accordance with his teachings.
T.T. Brothers Limited, local representatives of Parlmalat Pure Joy of South Africa has donated food items worth 10,000 Ghana cedis to the SOS Village in Tema.
Reverend Emmanuel Kaatey, Pastor in-charge of Number two branch of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) of Agona Swedru, has appealed to the local Zongo Community and indigenes to bury their differences to ensure peace and stability in town.
More than 500 people in the Essikafoambantem /Antem electoral area in the Cape Coast constituency have been registered under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) free of charge as they massively turned up for the exercise.
Players in the culinary industry, have been urged to attach the needed importance to their trade since they form an integral part of the tourism sector of the economy.
The Kwahu West Municipal Assembly has targeted about GH¢3.7 million revenue from its Internally Generated Fund (IGF) for 2010.
Cured lepers at the Ho Leprosarium in the Volta Region, have expressed gratitude to God for providing their needs through people in society.
The Founder and President of Volta Foundation, a group committed to development in the Volta Region, has called for the utilization of the abundant water bodies in the Anlo State to create wealth for the youth.
The Ministry of Health will soon take delivery of 50 ambulances as part of efforts to further reduce maternal mortality in the country.
The Eastern Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), organised a three-hour walk to commemorate the first anniversary of the official declaration of Professor John Evans Atta Mills as the president-elect after the 2008 elections.
Professor Kwanbena Frimpong Boateng, Director of the Cardiothoracic Centre, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, has cautioned that unless Ghanaians dedicate themselves to national development, the country would continue to lag behind in industrialisation.
Plans are underway to extend electricity to some basic educational
institutions, health facilities and impor-tant installations in the Kpando District in the Volta Region.
The Sissala Union has appealed to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Electoral Commission to consider creating a separate district out of the Wa East District for the Sissala people.
The people of Adidome in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region last Wednesday set a worthy example for the rest of the region when they honoured the outgoing headmaster of the Adidome Senior High School with a brand new salon car valued at GH¢9,400.
The Upper West Regional Police in collaboration with the Regional Road Safety Commission is to embark on a rare but innovative project dubbed "Operation instant helmet buying" for people who will refuse to wear helmets while riding motor bikes in town.
The Offinsoman Green Team, a group committed to environmental development, has presented assorted books and three computers worth 15,000 dollars to the Dwamena Akenten Senior High School (SHS) at Offinso in the Ashanti Region.
The Medical Superintendent of the Juaben Government Hospital in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality, Dr Prosper K. Gbekor, has appealed to telecommunication companies in the country to be more supportive of the health sector to enable it to deliver quality care to the people.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Frank Adu-Poku, Director General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has called on the public to help clamp down on human traffickers.
The Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Chamber of Mines(GCM), Dr. Joyce R. Aryee, says the country needs committed civil servants to carry its developmental agenda through.
A head-on collision between a Ford bus and a KIA Rhino on the outskirts of Konongo in the Asante Akim North Municipality, has claimed 14 lives.
President John Evans Atta Mills collective effort by all Ghanaians to sustain the democratic system of governance that the nation has chosen.emphasized the need for
The Northern Regional Police Commander, ACP Angwubutoge Awuni has served notice that the outvoted New Patriotic Party Northern Regional Chairman, Yakubu Addo, may be arrested if investigations establish that he was behind violent acts that attended the party’s Regional Delegates Conference on Sunday.
A 48-year-old singer and chorister of the Prince of Peace Pentecostal Ministry at Pig Farm in Accra died in church last Sunday when she was electrocuted by the microphone she was using.
The Paramount Chief of the Bawku Traditional Area, Naba Asigri Abugrago II has condemned the latest killing of two people and wounding of another two last Thursday.
Dormaa-East District Assembly in Brong-Ahafo is to roll out a five-tier strategy to whip up internally-generated revenue mobilization this year and beyond.
The Northern Patriots in Research and Advocacy (NORPRA), a civil society Organization working to promote social equality and justice, has called on Government to review the 25 million Ghana Cedis allocated for the activities of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) when presenting the supplementary budget for 2010.
The Managing Director of JANAK Company, an egg tray manufacturer in Dormaa Ahenkro, has noted that any institution that failed to honour hardwork and discipline among staff would not enjoy industrial harmony.
The Pastor in-charge of Christian in Action Church at Nkoranza, Pastor Julius Nangai has stated that the achievement of the "better Ghana Goal" declared by President John Evans Atta Mills depended on the collaborative efforts of all Ghanaians.
The Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North, Major Derek Oduro (rtd) has urged Ghanaians to support the implementation of government policies and programmes to facilitate accelerated national growth.
Activities at the Atua Government Hospital in the Eastern Region are grinding to a halt due to serious financial challenges facing the facility.
A three-year-old baby girl and a middle aged man died on the spot on Sunday when the vehicle on which they were traveling from Akosombo to Tema got involved in an accident.
Five communities in the Fanteakwa District have appealed to the government to improve their road network to enable them to cart foodstuffs to the buying centres.
The Church of Pentecost, Nsawam Zone, comprising three district branches has presented assorted items valued at about GH¢2,000 to the inmates of the Nsawam Security Medium Prisons
The chief of Akwatia in the Eastern region , Osabarima Kofi Boateng III, has called on Ghanaians to bury their political differences and rally behind President John Evans Atta Mills and his government to rebuild the nation.
Fifty-five selected metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives from across the country have ended a three-day sensitisation seminar on information and communication technology (ICT).
The Hohoe Municipal Assembly has warned people who smuggle cocoa through the municipality to Togo to put an end to it or face its wrath.
A yearly tax imposed on bicycle and motorcycle owners, as well as market stall operators, in the Nanumba North District in the Northern Region has earned the assembly a total of GH¢l4,964.
The people of Yendi in the Northern Region have held their annual bicycle racing competition to foster peaceful coexistence among the various communities.
Two non-governmental organisations (NGOs); the Save the Mothers Trust (SMT), based in the United Kingdom and The Light Foundation (TLF), based in Ghana, have jointly constructed 41 wells in some communities in the northern region.
Reports making the rounds in Accra suggest that former Minister of Health under the erstwhile Kufuor administration, Major (rtd) Courage Emmanuel Kobla Quashigah, is dead.
The Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD), is to set up a pilot inter-cultural health clinic, to test the therapeutic effects of some traditional medicine.
Members of the Nanumba Girls’ Club have called for sponsorship and training of more female teachers in order to increase their numbers in the various schools, particularly those in the rural communities.
Sahulu Issah, a 27-year old farmer who murdered the wife at Dodowa, a cottage near Nyinahin in the Atwima-Mponua District and fled, has been nabbed by the police.
The Amansie Westof the (NPP) has elected Mr James Addai-Agyepong as its Chairman.
An Agona Swedru based businessman, Mr Emmanuel Kwesi Lincoln, has been elected Constituency Chairman of the Agona West branch of the (NDC) at its delegates’ congress .
Three people died on the spot and five others injured when the vehicle they were travelling on got involved in an accident at the outskirt of Assin Enyinabirim.
The Reverend Father Edward Baah Baafi, Catholic Parish Priest of Asante-Juaben, has appealed to the media not to stoke tension through unfair and inaccurate news reporting.
Two workers of the Asset Protection Department (security) of AngloGold Ashanti (Obuasi Mine), were allegedly attacked and wounded on Monday morning by a group of small scale miners (galamsey).
Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the former Director of Cardiothoracic Centre, has called for a review and improvement in the country’s education system to accelerate socio-economic development.
The Paramount Chief of the Paga Traditional Area, Pe Charles Awia Awampaga II, has called on the people of the area to forge unity of purpose to facilitate development.
Mrs. Justice Theodora Georgina Wood, Chief Justice, has condemned ethnicity in Ghanaian politics, saying that the phenomenon could create dangerous repercussions for Ghanaian society.
The European Union (EU) has disbursed about 35 million Euro, an
equivalent of GH¢ 70 million and approximately 52 million dollars to Ghana for economic stabilisation.
The National Chairman of the(NPP), Mr Peter Mac-Manu, said on Tuesday that the failure of the NPP to retain power in the 2008 General Election was due to the failure of his administration.
Government has expressed deep shock at news of the sudden demise of former Minister for Health, Major Courage Quashigah (Rtd) on Tuesday.
President John Atta Mills has commended Ghanaian teachers for calling off a strike action last month, to press for quick Government response to their demands for allowances, and announced adequate remuneration packages for their services.
Adam Sani Boniface, Aspiring National Democratic Congress (NDC) Propaganda Secretary, was among 14 people killed in a head-on collision of a Ford bus and a KIA truck at the outskirts of Konongo on Sunday night.
A businessman has appealed to financial institutions to support the development of the country’s tourism potentials by providing long-term credit to entrepreneurs with viable projects to create jobs for the youth.
An eight-member Techiman Municipal Disaster Management Committee has been inaugurated with a call on members to liaise with key stakeholders in order to respond effectively to disasters and emergencies.
The Atebubu-Amantin District Assembly in the Brong-Ahafo Region has, with immediate effect, declared all alien herdsmen in the area as persona non grata.
The Garu-Tempane District in the Upper East Region has set aside GHC 6,612,936.29 to support development projects in the district for 2010.
The President of the Apinto Divisional Council in the Western Region, Nana Kobina Angu II, has advised parents to stop the practice of buying expensive funeral clothes and "instead invest in their children’s education".
The Nkoranza District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police, D.O. Lomotey has commended six communities in the district for constructing police stations to enhance security.
Government Statistician, Dr Grace Bediako has said the 2010 Population and Housing Census would definitely be held this year, but she did not give the exact period.
The Director of Mum’s Love Rural Orphanage Foundation at Duayaw Nkwanta in the Tano North district of the Brong Ahafo, Mr Imoro Adams has expressed his appreciation to organisations and individuals who supported the inmates during the yuletide.
A former Minister in the Kufuor’s administration, Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey has called on the New Patriotic Party (NPP) members to bury their differences and work together to ensure victory for the party in the 2012.
The Islamic community in the Ellembelle district of the Western Region has commended the Deputy Minister for Energy and MP for Ellembelle, Hon. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, for the accelerated development of the area.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Functional Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed worry about a section of party supporters who consistently criticize the government.
An ex-worker of Western Veneer and Lumber Company (WVLC) Limited, John Nketsiah alias Papa Ntamaah, allegedly hang himself on a tree at Bokro near Agona Nkwanta in the Ahanta-West District of the Western Region last Saturday, January 3.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says effective January 1, this year, the use of pan latrines in the metropolis has been outlawed.
Awudu Ibrahim, a 27-year-old motorbike mechanic resident at Sefwi Akontombra Nkwanta in the Western Region, shot and killed his girlfriend on the night of December 23, 2009.
Political parties would have to, as a matter of urgency, create the needed reforms in order to make any meaningful contributions towards sustaining the country’s fledgling democracy, political analyst Mr Kwesi Jonah has said.
Research on the impact of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kits for testing malaria parasites in the Dangme West District in the Greater Accra Region would begin soon.
The Lushann/Saltpond Offshore Producing Company Limited, has granted a GH¢15,200 scholarship to 19 needy students in the Mfantsiman Municipality.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings, has eulogized the late Daniel Lartey, as having "served this nation well and added colour to our political landscape".
Dr. Esther Oduraa Ofei-Aboagye, Director of Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS) has called for national commitment in strengthening the capacity of local government structures to make them more efficient, effective and accountable.
Mrs Agnes Okudzeto, First National Vice-Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged members of the Party in the Volta Region to build a strong position for the Party.
The Member of Parliament for Obuasi, has called for the judicious use of mineral royalties by District Assemblies to help address developmental challenges of communities affected by mining operations.
President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday presented some vehicles to the Ghana Police Service and allied security agencies to enhance security and safety operations.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) in conjunction with the National Security and the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), on Tuesday ordered the re-loading of 15,000 bags of rice, being part of a consignment, which arrived in Ghana on December 7, 2009.
A project to educate communities along major highways on the dangers associated with stealing petroleum products from accident tankers has been launched.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, who urged supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to slap their political opponents who taunt them, has apologized for the statement.
The President of the Christian Mothers Association of the Saint Maurice Catholic Church at La in Accra, Mrs. Grace Nai-Korney, has observed that the school feeding programme has displaced mothers who sell in the school and this has woefully affected the financial position of the Association.
The Ghana Consolidated Diamond Limited (GCD) at Akwatia is to settle a simmering dispute between two groups carting sand and stone from the Company.
An Accra Circuit Court, ordered a 28-year-old marketing officer, to produce a Ghanaian Passport he took from a teacher before being granted bail.
An educationist has urged the youth to disengage from practices that were adulterating indigenous culture and makes it less unique.
Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis worth of building materials have been provided to the 48 Engineer Regiment at Teshie, towards the construction of a dormitory for the soldiers.
The Nkoranza North District Chief Executive, Mr. Kwadwo Adjei-Dwomoh, has commended teachers for their invaluable role and contribution to the production of quality human resource and manpower needed for national development.
The Akuapem South Municipal Assembly is to set up a task force among other measures to revamp its revenue collection efforts in order to speed up development.
The Member of Parliament for Ejisu-Juaben, Mr Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, has urged government to focus on job creation to bring hope to the increasing unemployed youth.
Passengers who board the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMT) buses, are to insist on the issuance of valid tickets commensurate with the fares they pay.
The remains of Major Courage Quashigah (rtd), a former Minister of State under the Kufuor Administration, arrives today, according to family sources at his Regimanuel Gray Estate residence near Nungua Barrier in Accra.
Time finally caught up with the 33-year-old woman who is believed to have poisoned her five children at Nyanyano in the Central Region, when the police yesterday found her in an abandoned car in Accra.
President John Evans Atta Mills, who is a year old today in the seat of presidency, has rolled out pro-poor policies since his assumption of office. President Mills has shown concern about the plight of ordinary citizens and is doing everything possible to leave a mark as an honest and sincere Chief Executive of the nation.
The 33-year-old woman who is believed to have poisoned her five children at Nyanyano in the Central Region and was yesterday found by the police in an abandoned car in Accra has passed away.
The Chief Justice, Mrs. Justice Georgina Theodora Wood would formally open the Criminal Sessions of the High Court for the Legal Year at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, January 13.
The Ministry of Education would endeavour to whip up interest in the study of science and technology to ensure that governments’ policy of 60:40 ratio admission requirement at the tertiary level was achieved.
Non-SSNIT contributors would soon be able to act as guarantors for students’ loan applicants due to a guarantor diversification system introduced by the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF)
The Nkoranza District Girls Education Officer, Miss Agartha Osei has cautioned school girls to be wary of men who offered them gifts and money to lure them into sex.
Sheikh Dr. Amin Bonsu, Deputy Chief Imam, Ghana Muslim Mission, has called on Muslims to be peaceful, helpful and law abiding wherever they go.
Two thousand people have been screened under a special free medical outreach programme organised by the Champion Divine Clinic in Accra.
Mrs. Benedicta Naana Biney, Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, has stressed the need for quality education in the development of children.
The Police at Goaso have arrested Kwabena Noah, a 25 year-old level 200 student of a private University in Accra and one other person for their alleged involvement in the death of one Nyame Kwame last year.
Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey, Executive Director, Institute of Democratic Governance has called for the involvement of former Ministers of State in local governance.
A five-day annual convention of the Nkoranza-Atebubu Anglican Archdeaconries has ended at Busunya with a call on Christians to be wary of self-acclaimed prophets and prophetesses who could lead them into destruction.
The Volta Region has recorded 32 arrests in connection with 26 armed robbery cases in 2009 as against 31 cases and 12 arrests in 2008.
Hon. Francis K. Ganyaglo, the Kpando District Chief Executive has commended the various communities in the district for ensuring relative peace and calm in the district.
President John Evans Atta Mills has admonished that financial constraints has been the major challenge his administration has faced and expressed the wish that they could settle most of the debts they are confronted with in order to concentrate on massive developments.
The Asante-Mampong police have arrested 62 year-old Stephen Appau and Isaac Kaprah, 42, for allegedly recruiting people for attempted bank robbery in Kumasi.
The nation’s agricultural sector witnessed a marked improvement at the end of 2009 in food production as a result of various initiatives pursued by the government to revamp the sector.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, has rallied to the defense of the Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, who has come under sharp public criticisms for allegedly inciting lawlessness.
The Assembly Member for Apagya near New Edubiase in the Adansi South District, has called on the Ministry of Road and Highways to expedite action on the reconstruction of Anhwiankwanta-Yamorasa
Two persons are being held by the Asante-Mampong Police for allegedly defiling a 15-year girl in a hotel.
There is uneasy calm at Ampabame No.2, a farming community in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region following violent clashes between land guards and residents over a large parcel of land.
The Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Ambrose Dery, has approved a budget of GH¢9,640 from his MP’s Common Fund to support 64 students in the Lawra-Nandom Constituency.
The Sissala East District Chief Executive, Mrs. Alijata Sulemana, says the success of a rural bank should not be measured by the profit it makes but by its sensitivity and readiness to address the needs of its customers and the rural poor.
Police at Agogo in the Asante-Akim North are holding a staff of the local Presby Hospital and an accomplice for alleged fraud.
President J.E.A. Mills has assured that his government will deliver to the satisfaction of all Ghanaians when he introduces his ‘Team ‘A’ appointees.
The management of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB), in liaison with National Security and Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), have ordered and supervised the re-loading of 15,000 bags unwholesome rice.
Seven people have been arrested following violent clashes that erupted in Bawku yesterday.
The Acting Director General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Kwasi Boateng, has been directed to hand over to a substantive appointee.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo, has toured some dry season farms in the region to acquaint himself with on-going farming activities in the area.
The Eastern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Yaw Gyekye Amoabeng and the Regional Secretary, Mr Alecs Agobo, were on Tuesday defeated at the party’s regional delegates’ conference held at Koforidua in the New Juaben Municipality.
The Minister for Transport and Member of Parliament for the Effutu Constituency, Mr Mike Hammah, has expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of the Winneba Water Works and pointed out that its operations needed to be reviewed.
The management of MTN has presented GHC 3,000 cash, GHC 300 worth of MTN airtime and MTN-branded souvenirs valued at GHC 1, 000 to the chiefs and people of Mamfe Akuapem towards the celebration of their Ohum festival.
A number of development projects are currently underway in the Kpando District under the District Development Facility (DDF).
The government Thursday announced an upward adjustment of the producer price of cocoa from GH¢2, 208 per tonne to GH¢2,400 per tonne for the 2009/2010 season.
A saw miller, Mr Kwabena Owusu Dome has appealed to the police administration to investigate the alleged involvement of the Deputy Eastern Regional crime office in an illegal chainsaw operation.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo, has toured some dry season farms in the region to acquaint himself with on-going farming activities in the area.
The Government has secured a $10 million facility from a Korean firm for the construction of housing facilities for security personnel in the country.
Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Director of the National Cardiothoracic Centre, has called on the government to formulate a comprehensive and coherent national science and technology policy, to contribute to the achievement of the country’s development objectives.
Expansion works at the Barekese and Owabi Water Treatment Dams in the Ashanti Region is expected to be completed by the end of this month.
Tarkwa, one of the oldest mining towns in West Africa is sitting on time-bomb due to the operations of illegal miners.
The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST) has directed encroachers on designated wetlands in the country to stop work immediately.
The Ahafo-Ano North District Assembly, has agreed to pay GH¢ 1,000 ex-gratia to each member of the assembly after serving a four-year term.
A former Cape Coast University, Reverend Professor Samuel Adow Obeng, has said that the education system should be de-politicized to ensure consistency in policy.of
Gunmen have opened fire with machine guns on a bus carrying Togo’s football team to the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, wounding several players.
The Nkoranza South District best farmer, Mr. Kwaku Azubire has urged unemployed youth in the area to engage in farming to improve their living conditions.
Former President John Kufuor has rejected a cheque presented to him by government as his ex-gratia payment.
The Western Regional Secretariat of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) would soon begin education programmes in the first quarter of the year to sensitize workers on the government’s white paper on the single spine pay policy for public sector workers.
Residents of communities along the Nkoranza-Ejura highway have expressed concern about the rate at which drivers speed on the road putting the lives of especially children in danger.
Technoserve (TNS) Ghana, a non-governmental organisation has since 2005, been implementing a food security programme called the Multi Year Assistance Programme (MYAP) in the Upper East Region.
A student mentorship programme has been launched in the Builsa district in the Upper East Region by the Builsa student union.
A young man was last Wednesday electrocuted at Inchaban in the Shama District, when he attempted stealing high tension overhead electrical cables carrying 11,000 volts.
The government has initiated extensive investigations into activities of Kosmos and its partners EO Groups in the oil industry in the country.
The National Identification Authority (NIA) has announced that the mass registration exercise in the Greater Accra region would resume today, Monday, January 11 to Thursday, January 21.
It is unclear if the African Cup of Nations match between Togo and Ghana will come off as scheduled, an Accra based radio station, Joy FM has reported.
Government has been commended for distributing free uniforms and exercise books to children in deprived schools in the country.
The 2009 Sunyani Municipal Best Farmer, Mr. Joe Bennet has called on commercial farmers in the country to form cooperatives to enable them to solicit funds to expand the operations.
The Minister of the Interior Member, Hon. Cletus Avoka has presented 20 wheel chairs valued at 2,400 Ghana Cedis and a cheque of 20,000 Ghana cedis to the Zebilla Hospital in the Bawku West District of the Upper East region.
A bank cashier, Andrews Asiamah, charged with stealing GHC 12,501 Ghana cedis belonging to his employers, has been fined GH¢840 by the Asamankese Circuit Court.
The Japanese Government has provided 189,846 dollars grant to two educational institutions as part of its commitment towards education in the country.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Bongo in the Upper East Region, Hon. Clement Akugre has commended the Gowrie Community for establishing the "Gowrie Education Trust Fund Foundation" to assist brilliant but needy students.
The Bongo District Assembly in the Upper East Region has rejected the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) proposal for assemblies to either purchase a grader, a water tanker and a tipper truck.
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has stopped providing undertakings to enable pensioners to obtain loans from their Bankers.
A Sekondi District Magistrate’s Court, has imposed a fine of GH¢600 on Joseph Anoma, a 17-year old fisherman at Asemando, Sekondi for stealing.
The Dean of Students Affairs of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Dr Ernest K. Awanta, has appealed to stakeholders in Ghana’s education to ensure that schools operated without being over-crowded with deteriorating physical facilities.
Techiman Municipal Environmental Standard Enforcement Unit recorded a total of 20 paupers who died in the municipality last year.
The Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District has woefully failed to achieve its revenue target for the 2009 fiscal year.
A Focal Person at the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs, Mr Clarke Noyoru has called on school authorities particularly pre-school teachers to do away with the rigid methodology of teaching.
The immediate past Member of Parliament for Builsa North, Mrs. Agnes Asangalisa Chigabatia, has been elected the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
President John Evans Atta Mills, has said government was committed to investing in human development since it was the pillar on which the nation rested.
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has secured a $273 million from the Chinese government to expand water supply from the Kpong head works to the Western part of Accra.
Solomon Afar, unemployed, has been fined GH¢360.00 for stealing items valued at GH¢200.
Eric Kwasi Twum, a farmer who stole 22 kilos of dried cocoa beans valued at GH¢40.00 has been fined GH¢180.00 by the Kade District Magistrate Court.
Mr Mohammed Ibn Abass, the Nanumba North District Chief Executive (DCE), has announced at the third ordinary meeting of the fifth session of the assembly in Bimbilla that efforts are being made to provide portable water to communities in the district.
The Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA), a non-governmental organisation working in northern Ghana, is implementing a programme to check gravnite stone mining and sand winning in some parts of the Northern Region.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) will begin a new waste management programme on January 15, this year in an effort to better manage the estimated 2,000 metric tonnes of garbage generated daily in the metropolis.
President John Evans Atta Mills has expressed confidence of better economic times ahead and stated government’s commitment to transparency and best practices in the management of the nation’s oil revenue.
Kwame Sule, 20, a Roller machine driver sustained serious head injuries and died when he jumped off from the machine suspected to have developed faulty breaks at Asante Mampong last Saturday.
Kofi Dabuo, popularly called Araba Spanner, a 28 year old farmer, who allegedly murdered his elder brother’s wife, after she had turned down his love proposal, has been arrested and placed in custody by the police at Nkoranza.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Mark Woyongo, has appealed to the youth in the region to go into agriculture because it has good a potential in the region.
The Northern Regional Coordinating Council has replicated President John Mills’ recent meet the press encounter at the Presidency by organizing a similar event to mark the NDC administration’s one year stay in office.
A delegation of the African American Forum (AAF) of the (GE) Company of the United States of America and some members of the Board of Directors of the GE inspected the Apam Catholic Hospital in the Central Region.
The Agona East District Assembly has put in place measures to raise education standards in the district, Mr John Oremus Arko, the District Chief Executive, has said at as assembly meeting at Agona Nsaba.
The National President of Ghana Cocoa, Coffee and Sheanut Farmers’ Association, Alhaji Alhassan Bukari, on Monday commended the government for the upward review of producer price of cocoa to make life comfortable for cocoa farmers.
An exit programme is being arranged for beneficiaries of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) to enable them to stay in employment after their two-year service term ends, Mr Abuga Pele, National Coordinator of the Programme, said on Monday.
The Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr John Alexander Ackon, has expressed confidence in the assembly’s ability to generate more revenue from its internal sources for more developmental projects this year.
The Adansi Traditional Council, has released GH¢6,000 as bursaries for 50 students in the Adansi North District.
The government has appointed Mr Emmanuel Adam Mahama, a Research Fellow of the University of Ghana, Legon, as National Programme Coordinator of the Youth in Agriculture Programme (YIAP).
President John Evans Atta Mills has inaugurated a nine-member Constitutional Review Commission, to review the current 1992 Ghana Constitution with a call on them to be impartial in their deliberations.
Government is expected to pay GHc160 million being arrears owed to 25 local and foreign road contractors in the country this month.
Thirty apprentices in the Atebubu/Amantin District of the Brong Ahafo Region who have successfully completed training in their various trades, have been presented with start-up kits valued at GHC 10,000 under the Technology Promotion and Support to Apprentices Training (TPSAT) programme.
The favourite in the on-going African Cup of Nations in Angola,Ivory Coast failed to shine after drawing goaless in their opening match against Burkina Faso in Group B played in Cabinda, Angola.
The Apam Magistrate’s Court, has remanded in police custody, three people who allegedly stole one empty schnapps bottle from a shrine in an ancestral forest at Gomoa Asempanyin, in the Central Region.
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has denied media reports that health service providers in the East Gonja District, are turning away NHIS card holders because of debts owed them by the scheme.
The Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Council in the Central Region has appointed Mr Thomas Kweku Aubyn as its Legal Adviser and Spokesperson.
Mr Kofi Mintah, a leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region, has appealed to members and supporters of the party to make its national congress slated for Tamale this weekend incident-free.
The Assistant Superintendent incharge of the Bole District Immigration Service, Mr Daniel Offei, has cautioned Immigration personnel against any acts of misconduct that are likely to tarnish the reputation of the service, urging them to show exemplary leadership for others to emulate.
The Advocates and Trainers for Women’s Welfare and Advancement (ATWAAR), a Non-Governmental Organization, is running a night school for over 20 young mothers aged between 17 and 18 years at Diabene near Takoradi in the Western Region.
Superintendent (Mrs) Debora Addison-Campbell, Deputy Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, has appealed to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other stakeholders and to equip the Drivers Training School with modern equipment to enable them to organize vigorous education programmes for drivers in the country.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bawku West in the Upper East Region, Hon. Moro Adams Anaba, has advised the youth in the country to prepare adequately to take up the mantle of leadership in future.
Out-Patient-Department (OPD) attendance at the Dangme East District Hospital at Ada, in the Greater Accra Region increased from 14,668 in 2006 to 24,530 in 2007.
Upper East Regional Second Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Isaac Atasige has called on members of the party to forge reconciliation and unity to ensure electoral victory in 2012.
Two persons have appeared before the Kade District Magistrate’s Court on a provisional charge of murder.
A farmer, Kwesi Owusu who broke into a carpentry shop and made away with items estimated at several hundreds of Ghana Cedis, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment in hard labour by the Akim Oda Magistrate Court.
The infusion of martial training into basic educational modules and curriculum will help instil discipline and patriotism in the youth, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo has said.
Some 275 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates for this year in the Okere constituency were enrolled in special holiday classes to ensure that no zero percent is scored.
The North Tongu District Assembly has provided Mafi-Akyemfo D/A Primary School with 15 roofing sheets.
Less than 48 hours of swearing into office a nine-member Constitutional Review Commission by the President, John Evans Atta Mills at the Castle, the debate on the importance of the review has began as various panelists and contributors on local radio stations have expressed divergent opinions.
The Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Victor Herman Codombre, has called on traditional authorities in the municipality to support the programmes of the assembly to generate more internal in order to facilitate developmental needs of the people.
The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly will organize open days annually to showcase the activities and programmes of the assembly to the general public.
A clinical psychologist has expressed concern about the high rate at which stress related diseases are reported in hospitals and has called for immediate measures to address the situation.
Three persons who allegedly gang raped a 14-year-old girl wereput before a circuit court in Cape Coast on charges of defilement.
President John Evans Atta Mills and commiserated with the chiefs and people of on the death of Yagbonwura Bawa Abudu Doshie, Paramount Chief of Gonja Traditional Area in the Northern Region.
Two people were injured when a they were working on caught fire at Funsi in the of the Upper West Region.
A Medical Assistant at the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital, Mr Sampson Agyei, has been elected the Constituency Chairman of the (NPP) for Asante-Akim North.
The Assembly Member for the Saka Electoral Area in the , Mr. David Awini, has commended the West District Assistance Development Project (BDWADP), a non-governmental organization in Zebilla, for building a block of three classrooms with an office apartment and a store for the Koboro Junior High School (JHS) at a cost of GH¢ 20,000.
Two people were injured when their private car collided with a Metro Mass Transport Bus on the Winneba/Agona Swedru road
The Sekyere Central District Assembly has set a revenue target of GH¢2,738,718.00 for this year, Mr Ebenezer Akuoko Frimpong, the District Chief Executive, has told a meeting of the assembly.
Nigeria and Senegal have expressed appreciation to President John Atta Mills for strengthening sub-regional ties.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been thrashed 3:1 by double defending champions, Egypt.
The management of Volta River Authority (VRA) has announced that there has been a delay in the supply of crude oil to its Tema thermal Plant hence the plant would not be available for operations a few days this week.
The Health Minister, Dr Benjamin Kumbuor has said the shocking revelations at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital should be a wake-up call to administrators and managers of health facilities.
Players of the senior national team, the Black Stars, could pocket 30,000 USD each if they advance to the next stage of the 27th Edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.
The body of Major Courage Quashigah (Rtd), the Minister of Health in the erstwhile administration of President John Agyekum Kufuor, would be flown in today, Wednesday, January 13, from Israel where he died on January 05.
The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has made a commitment of 130 million Euros to Ghana under its financial and technical cooperation with Ghana for the period from 2009 to 2011.
The Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Amenowode has announced that government would re-open the Worawora Nurses Training College as a Midwifery Training College in addition to a planned Nurses Training College at Kete-Krachi.
A video footage of an alleged extortion of money by personnel of security agencies at the Ghana-Togo border at Aflao, has sparked tension and anxiety, among the personnel and their organizations at the frontier.
The immediate past chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Nkoranza South District in the Brong Ahafo region, Mr. Peter Owusu-Baffoe has congratulated President John Atta Mills for a successful one year in office in spite the numerous challenges facing the nation.
Alhaji Imoro Issifu Alhassan Umar, the Northern Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), said there would be peace and security for delegates at the National Congress of the NDC in Tamale.
Wholesale promotion, the lack of parental control, the absence of role models and teenage pregnancy have been identified as some of the factors responsible for the low standards of education and poor performance of BECE candidates in the Shama district of the Western Region.
The Golden Star Bogoso-Prestea Mining company has been commended for adopting community centered policies and establishing friendly relationships between staff of the company and chiefs and people within its catchment area.
A cross-section of residents of Sunyani have appealed to government to focus on political stability, educational development, national security, agriculture, health and job creation to enable the country to attain middle income status.
Mr Stephen Ntim, aspiring for New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Chairmanship, has launched his campaign for the bid dubbed: "Agenda 2012", at a meeting with NPP constituency delegates in Takoradi.
Three prison officers and five convicts have been put before the Nsawam Magistrate Court for allegedly possessing 299 wrappers of Indian hemp.
A leading member of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) at Aburi-Nsawam a constituency in the Akuapim South Municipality, Mr. Nick Afari-Arthur, has urged the youth to take their academic studies seriously to become responsible leaders in future
President John Evans Atta Mills has called JL for a peaceful and smooth succession to the late Yabonwuru Bawa Doshei, Paramount Chief of the Gonja Traditional area in the Northern Region to ensure the continuous development of Gonjaland.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has said media reports alleging that its High Command "might be on a collision course with the Ghana Police Service over a case involving some soldiers who went to arrest some alleged kidnappers" was untrue.
Government has announced plans to improve facilities at Tuna High School in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district of the northern region to make it a model school.
Cocoa purchases in the Volta Region have been on the decline due to cocoa smuggling, in spite of the interventions made by the Government over the years to revamp the industry in the region.
Stakeholders in the Keta Municipality have expressed the determination to evolve strategies to promote the area’s development and appealed to donors for support.
Some staff and students of Elon University in the US have presented teaching and learning materials to support education in the Sokode Traditional Area.
Thirty-two children drawn from Wume, near Sogakope have received treatment for various eye ailments at the Sogakope Comboni Hospital.
General Secretary of the Opposition New Patriotic Party NPP, Nana Ohene Ntow has ordered that the party’s flags at all buildings in all the 10 regions and all districts in Ghana be flown at half-staff for the whole day on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 to honour the bravery and sacrifice of the former minister of Agriculture and Health during the Kufuor administration.
In what appears to be a long standing rift between the District Chief
Executive and the Member of Parliament for Bole, hometown of sitting Vice President John Dramani Mahama is gradually crippling the assembly’s development agenda.
The Chief of Tuobodom in the Techiman Municipality, Nana Barima Obeng Ameyaw II, has called on the government to create a new district for the area.
Ten needy girls’ apprentices in Winneba have appealed to the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Advocates and Trainers for Women Welfare and Advancement, Non-governmental Organisations (NGO’s) and other philanthropists for support to enable them to complete their vocation.
The Constitution Review Commission has assured the public that its operations will be open and transparent in order to afford all Ghanaians the opportunity to contribute to the process.
Members of the Association of Road Contractorsappealed to the government to review the Road Fund levy upwards to enable contractors to undertake more road projects.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante-Mampong, Mr Francis Addai-Nimoh, has used his share of the GETFund, totaling GH¢ 30,000.00, to support the improvement of school structures in the area.
The Catholic Bishop of Obuasi, Right Reverend Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye, has appealed to Ghanaians to accept to live by the values of honesty, hard work and love.
The Tepa District Hospital in the Ahafo-Ano North District has rewarded 14 employees for their hard work, dedication and professionalism.
Mr Ali Bapula, a 52-year old farmer, has been arrested by the police and placed in custody for shooting and killing two cows on his farm at Kundungu in the Wa East District of the Upper West region.
The Upper East Region will face water crisis in the coming months if concrete measures are not taken to mitigate the current water challenges, Mr George Yanoore, Regional Distribution Engineer of Ghana Water Company Limited has said.
Work is in its final stages for the eighth National Delegates Congress of the ruling(NDC) scheduled for , at the WAEC Hall in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital.
Gabon are the latest team to cause a major upset at the Africa Cup of Nations, after they clung on to beat four-time champions Cameroon 1-0.
The Abudu Royal family will no longer engage their counterparts from the Andani family in any negotiation meant to restore lasting peace to the troubled Dagbon area.
It will indeed be a make or break affair for the Black Stars of Ghana and the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire when the two sides clash in the Group B game of the 27th Edition of the Africa Cup of Nations at the Estadio Nacional De Chiazi, in Cabinda on Friday.
International Labour Organisation (ILO), has announced anti-HIV and AIDS strategy to reduce the spread of the pandemic in Ghana.
The mortal remains of Major Courage Quashigah(Rtd), former Minister of Health, arrived at Kotoka International Airport(KIA), Accra this afternoon.
A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has cautioned delegates and aspirants who would be attending the party’s national delegates’ congress on January 15 to 17, to avoid electoral manipulations.
Mr Kwesi A. Boaten, Director General of SSNIT, has opposed a contempt application brought against the Trust, Board and its management.
The Techiman Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alex Kyeremeh has appealed to the people to bury their political differences and rally behind the Assembly to accelerate development of the area.
Alhaji Ahmed Annan, Sexton in charge of Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) cemeteries, has called on the Police to arrest a gang of Indian hemp smokers, who operate at the Osu cemetery.
The Ellembelle District Engineer, Mr. William Tei-Kpoti has stated that preparations are set for the establishment of a court in the district.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) yesterday organised a float through the principal streets of Accra to raise awareness ahead of the adoption of Accra as a Millennium City by the Earth Institute of the United States of America.
Members of Techiman Branch of Friends of Trees and River Bodies, an environmental NGO, have undertaken a clean-up exercise along the banks of the Atwereda River and the Techiman Central Market.
The Deputy Minister for Energy, Mr. Emmanuel Kofi A. Buah has called on members of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), to exhibit professionalism in their work to prevent motor accidents in the Ellembelle district.
The Upper East Police Command has said it would not hesitate to prosecute any individual or group of people in the region who would smuggle petroleum products to neighbouring countries especially Togo and Burkina Faso.
The Chiana-Paga constituency of the National Democratic Congress that failed to elect its constituency executives on two occasions due to internal rambles has elected new executives.
The Head of Administration of Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital at Sekondi in the Western region, Mr Michael Asare Micah has said that equipment meant for the Accident and Emergency Ward has being lying idle at the Hospital for more than one year.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has commended media personnel in the region for working hard to market the area.
The Jomoro District Assembly has registered positive gains in its revenue mobilisation drive.
The Ellembelle District is one of the worst affected districts in the Western Region so far as flooding is concerned. In view of this, it has adopted proactive measures to ensure that the people do not suffer undue hardship during the next rainy season.
The New Image for Rural Development (NIRD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based at Ntotroso in the Asutifi District of the Brong Ahafo Region, has organised a party for 500 orphans in some towns in the district.
The Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood, under her initiative has opened the criminal session of the High Court, to allow trial by jury for cases of very serious criminal offences across the country.
The Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Amenowode, Wednesday expressed concern about poor communication between some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC).
Government’s directive to Ministries, Departments and Agencies to switch off television sets during working hours has drawn comments from some Ghanaians including Mr Daniel Owusu-Koranteng, Executive Director of Wassa Community Against Mining (WACAM), a non-governmental organisation.
A 24-year-old Nigerian who robbed a man of his mobile phones at knife point while the victim was attending to nature’s call at the beach was on Monday jailed 50 years in hard labour by an Aflao Circuit Court.
The Minority Leader of Parliament, Mr Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has called on government to initiate sound economic measures to support investment in the country.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Accra, Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, says the assembly is committed to the vision of bringing development to the doorsteps of the people.
Prices of electricity in the country is expected to go up in April this year.
The Akim Swedru Circuit Court has imposed a fine of GH¢ 200 on Frank Gyamera, a farmer, for beating up a man, who tried to prevent him from destroying a stick of cigarette.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr. Samuel Sarpong, has performed a ceremony for work to begin on three projects under the
Assembly’s District Development Facility (DDF).
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Daniel Ansong-Dankyi, Tema Regional Commander of the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU), has assured the travelling public that traffic jam on the Tema Motorway will be controlled.
The Assemblies of God Church, Ghana, has built a Rehabilitation Centre for drug addicts at Anwomaso, a suburb of Kumasi.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) exceeded its projected revenue of GHC 1,554,542,500 for 2009 by 14.4 per cent.
Vice President John Mahama has said the next phase of the First President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s centenary celebration would include the development of his works into audio-visuals and documentaries.
Ghana has extended her sympathy and solidarity to the people of Haiti following a devastating earthquarke which caused a devastation of unprecedented proportions mostly in the carribean island’s capital city of Port au Prince.
The Sunyani District Magistrate Court ‘B’ presided by Mr. Joseph Mensah has granted a GHC 20,000 bail with two sureties to a businessman in Sunyani for causing extensive damage to properties worth thousands of Ghana Cedis.
A circuit court at Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo Region has remanded into prison custody 11 persons for possessing dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
A miller at Aboabo Number Four near Dormaa-Ahenkro, who absconded for eight years after defiling a primary school girl has been grabbed and arraigned before the Dormaa Circuit Court.
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) would put to test its internal democratic credentials on Saturday, January 16, in the Northern Regional Capital, Tamale when the party holds its first National congress after recapturing power in the 2008 General Election.
The Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah expressed worry that the low revenue generated by the assembly was affecting the implementation of development projects in the area.
Four suspected robbers have pleaded with Ghanaians, including victims and relations of the late Pastor Nii Addy, who they shot and killed during the yuletide, to forgive them.
Ghana has resolved to explore innovative approaches in addition to current strategies to increase the detection rate of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the country, Health Minister Dr Benjamin Kumbour said.
The UK and Ireland Chapter of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed solidarity and support for President John Evans Atta Mills’ Government on its first anniversary.
A seven-member committee set up by the Central Regional Security Council to probe the disturbances between two factions in Agona Swedru and the Zongo Community that led to the lost of lives and properties, has been inaugurated.
Dormaa Poultry Farmers Association, has called on government to speed up efforts to reduce importation of poultry products to protect the local farmer.
World renowned economist, Dr Jeffrey Sachs has conferred with President John Evans Atta Mills on the proposed development of Accra into a Millennium City.
The Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Numo Addison Adinortey, has cautioned hawkers in the Municipality that they would be prosecuted if they returned to hawking in the streets instead of occupying new stalls allocated to them.
The Akim Swedru Circuit Court has imposed a fine of GH¢ 200 on Frank Gyamera, a farmer, for beating up a man, who tried to prevent him from destroying a stick of cigarette.
Government is to establish a National Resources Conservation Department in the various district assemblies to develop, improve and manage human settlements and the environment.
The Dormaa Circuit Court at Dormaa-Ahenkro has granted bail in the sum of GH¢20,000 with two sureties to Yaw Agyemang, a Produce Buying Company (PBC) purchasing clerk, for an alleged attempt to smuggle 70 bags of dried cocoa beans valued at GH¢10,500 to neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire on Christmas day.
A Pastor who quarrelled with a woman and assaulted her in front of the Kade Police District Headquarters has been arraigned before the Kade District Magistrate’s Court.
The Kasoa District Police command has ordered people who have erected unauthorized ramps on roads in Kasoa to remove them within 24 hours.
An arduous and daunting task seemingly lies on the young and agile shoulders of the Black Stars team that is expected to come up against a much robust and established side, the Elephants of Ivory Coast, later this evening.
The National Road Safety Commission, in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service, would soon implement a “Operation instant crush helmets buying” policy in the Upper West Region.
The Community Water and Sanitation Agency has held a meeting at Drobo to sensitize heads of departments in the Jaman South District on the new policy on small towns water project for 2010.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly on Thursday said it was ready to receive petitions from traders, who are not happy with its upward review of fees and rates.
A library constructed with sponsorship from the United Nations World Tourism Organization for Eliminating Poverty (UNWTO-STEP) Foundation for Kwabenya Junior High School (JHS) has been inaugurated at Kwabenya near Accra.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on Friday organized a training session for Regional Immigration Commanders and Information Service Officers on the issuance of the new biometric passports to be launched on Wednesday, February 3, 2010.
Eighteen schools in the Kumasi Metropolis will have access to the internet under the Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI)-School Partnership Project.
The Managing Director of Yesu Adom Susu Company in Techiman Municipality, Robert Kwain Bonsu, has been fined GH¢ 900 or in default 26 months in prison by a Techiman for stealing.
The Management of Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL), operator of the urban water system on behalf of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), said it was making efforts to improve the water situation in Accra.
The South Sissala Tertiary Students Association (SOSTYA) has presented computers to the Funsi Saint John’s and the Kundungu Junior High schools to facilitate ICT training in those schools.
Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has called on National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates to elect people of proven integrity who have paid their dues in the party.
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Ghana’s private sector policy advocacy group, has inducted newly elected executives into office to manage its affairs for the next two years.
The Chief of Sefwi Agyemandiem, Nana Yaw Gyabeng II, has commended the government for increasing the producer price of cocoa from GH¢ 138 to GH¢ 150.
Inflation rate fell to 15.97 per cent in December, a sixth consecutive decline and the lowest in 2009.
The Black Stars of Ghana could not live up to a daunting task as they suffer a humiliating 3:1 loss against an impressive and robust Ivory Coast.
The Majority Leader in Parliament, Hon. Alban Bagbin has thrown his weight behind the re-election bids of incumbent NDC National Chairman, Dr. Kwabena Agyei and party General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, ahead of a crucial national delegates’ congress to elect a new leadership for the governing party today.
World Vision International (WVI) in conjunction with the Binaba Area Community Health Project (BACH), both NGOS in the Bawku West District, have so far assisted 54 households in the Aram-Koliga electoral area to construct toilet facilities.
An Opinion Leader in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region, Mr Solomon Akakeya, has urged people in the Region to participate actively in the Population and Housing Census, scheduled for this year.
Some farmers have even refused to harvest the vegetables, claiming that “it is better to leave them to rot on the fields rather than to spend time and money to harvest.
Milovan Rajevic, Head Coach of the Black Stars, has admitted that his side lost to Cote D’ Ivoire as a result of inexperience and lack of quality on the part of his players.
The Tema Metropolitan Director of Births and Deaths Registry, Madam Hanna Twumasi-Ankrah, has urged the public especially Muslims to register the death of their relatives before burying the corpses.
The Assembly Member for the Konimase electoral area in the Techiman Municipality, Mr Yahaya Musah has appealed to the Municipal Assembly and the Urban Roads Department to provide speed ramps on the road leading to the slaughter house in Techiman, to minimize the pedestrians casualties by vehicles.
Most educational and health facilities in various districts in the Western Region, especially the Aowin Suaman District, lack teachers and nurses.
Four major dams are to be constructed by Government in the three Northern Regions to harvest water to power hydro-electricity, serve as irrigation and source of drinking water.
The District Director of Education in charge of the in the Upper East Region, Mr Francis Ayaaba has expressed fears that Government’s intentions to make ICT Teaching in Schools would become a fiasco if parents and School Management Committees (SMCs) were made to pay electricity bills as proposed.
Apparently, taking a cue from the mistake of the Angolan National Football Coach at the ongoing Orange African Cup of Nations Tournament, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has retained its Team that won Election 2008.
Most Ghanaians were woken up at this dawn when some people succeeded in deepening a hoax that an earthquake was just about happening in Ghana.
Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) should use the declaration of Accra as a Millennium City to implement programmes towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) should use the declaration of Accra as a Millennium City to implement programmes towards the attainment of the (MDGs).
A driver’s mate, Bala Mohammed, who stole a mobile phone belonging to a driver, had been sentenced to three months in prison in hard labour.
The Ghana Police Service has announced that it has earmarked this year for rigorous image cleansing to weed out miscreants from its fold.
A 27-year-old woman, Maame Ama, narrowly escaped death when a dead coconut tree fell across her path at Akwatia in the Eastern Region, moments after she had passed by.
The Head of Akwanor Royal Family of Ashalaja, in the Greater Accra Region, Mr Adams Adu Addy has appealed to businessmen who have purchased lands in the area for investments to feel free to develop them.
The government would soon role out a pilot programme to offer skills training to 25 youth from some selected constituencies, as part of the drive to develop the country’s human resource base.
A hardened criminal, Johson Kombia alias “boga” who broke jail in 2005 and is standing trial for robbery and attempted murder had escaped once again from the Tamale Regional Prisons at about 0400 hours.
Ghana’s Michael Essien is a doubt for Tuesday’s must-win clash with Burkina Faso, after picking up a fresh injury.
The Country Director of Childreach International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Mr. Frederick Safo has advised teachers to upgrade themselves in order to improve the quality of the country’s human resource.
A hardened criminal, Johnson Kombia alias “boga” who broke jail in 2005 and is standing trial for robbery and attempted murder had escaped once again from the Tamale Regional Prisons at about 0400 hours.
President J.E.A Mills has debunked reports of the existence of an Atta Mills faction in the National Deocraatic Congress.
The Yalugu community in the Binduri constituency of the Upper East Region have congratulated the Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Mrs. Lucy Awini for her appointment.
A new policy to enhance discipline and safety on the country’s roads is to be rolled out soon as part of efforts to reduce vehicular accidents and related deaths and injury.
The District Director of Education in charge of the Talensi-Nabdam District in the Upper East Region, Mr Francis Ayaaba has expressed fears that Government’s intentions to make ICT teaching in Schools would become a fiasco if parents and School Management Committees (SMCs) were made to pay electricity bills as proposed.
The mortal remains of Most Reverend Lucas Abadamloora, Bishop of the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese of the Catholic Church, was on Saturday interred at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bolgatanga, according to the traditions of the Church.
Five people have appeared before the Bibiani Circuit Court for farming in the Tano Suraw Forest Reserve at Aboduabo in the Western Region.
The Bibiani Circuit Court in the Western Region has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a 47-year-old evangelist, who failed to appear before it to answer rape charges.
The Judicial Service is to open a magistrate court at Kpassa in the Nkwanta North District to bring justice, law and order to the door-steps of the people in the area.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked relatives of Mr. Abubakar Yakubu believed to be a Moslem from the Northern Region, to contact the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry for an important message.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) and EUROGET De-Invest of Egypt, a project management and financial group, have signed a loan agreement for US$339 million for the construction of two regional and six district hospitals in the country, a statement from the Ministry has said.
The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District is currently negotiating with some Chinese investors to establish a permanent oil market to purchase palm oil produced in the district.
A notorious armed robber, Johnson Kombia, alias “Boga”, who escaped from prison custody in Tamale at about 0400 hours last Friday, has called the cell phone of the Upper East Regional Police Commander and threatened to kill him.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was at the crossroads and called for the closing of ranks within to address its challenges and those of the Nation.
Concerns have been raised as to how prepared Ghana could stand in the wake of an earthquake.
Three persons were on Monday sentenced to 17 years imprisonment each by an Accra Circuit Court for rape and robbery.
The Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. John Alexander Ackon, has expressed confidence in the assembly’s ability to generate more revenue from its internal sources for more development projects this year.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Sarpong, has announced the assembly’s decision to sponsor the training of five teachers in Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Israel.
A 24- year- old taxi driver, Richard Akoto, has been arrested by the Eastern Regional Police Command for assaulting a policeman detailed for traffic duties in Koforidua.
A fashion designer, Dauda Karim, was on Monday sentenced to 70 years imprisonment by a circuit court in Kumasi for robbing two drummers of GH¢ 40,000 and mobile phones.
The Western Regional Office of the Forestry Commission has launched an operation to stop the destruction of forest reserves through illegal farming and timber felling.
Fear stricken residents in Cape Coast and Elmina, poured out onto the streets in the early hours of Monday, after receiving calls from relatives and friends to stay off their homes because of an impending earthquake.
Aggrieved workers in the Bawku Municipal in the Upper East Region have threatened to leave the district if government does not improve security in the area.
Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) is to pay GH¢ 7.0 million penalty, of which GH¢ 3.1 million will go to affected communities for negligently spilling cyanide at its Ahafo Mine Project on October 8, 2009.
A demolition exercise by the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly has led to the relocation of yam sellers and other foodstuff sellers along the main Tarkwa highway.
The government would soon role out a pilot programme to offer skills training to 25 youth from some selected constituencies, as part of the drive to develop the country’s human resource base.
President Mills did not mince words in declearing his intention to run again for the presidency come 2012.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has cut the sod for commencement of work on additional 132 megawatts combined cycle power plant, at the Thermal Power Station at Aboadze near Takoradi.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has called on the media to be circumspect in reporting, commenting, discussing and writing about disasters.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Techiman, Hon. Alex Kyeremeh, has said government and its donor partners have released GHC 11,000 to the assembly for construction of urban roads in the area.
Reports reaching www.ghanadistrits.com indicates that fire has gutted some part of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) at Tema in the Greater Accra Region.
The controversial "Atta" in Former President Rawlings’ story at the National Congress of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Tamale has been confirmed by Atta, the man in the centre of the story.
The Nkoranza South District Assembly has been asked to provide computers to Junior High Schools in the area to promote the teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
An Accra Circuit Court has ordered a legal practitioner who stood surety for Dr Michael Bandele Adekunle released on police enquiry bail by the Kotobabi Police to forfeit the GH¢50,000 bail bond to the state.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry has inaugurated a nine-member ministerial board with a call on members to explore new avenues of energising the private sector to boost local production.
Recent information gathered by Ghanadistricts.com has it that one death and one injury have been recorded in the fire that engulfed the Tema Oil refinary this morning.
Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB) has been adjudged the bank of the year in 2009 at the global Bankers Awards dubbed: “Investment Banking Awards 2009,” held in London, United Kingdom (UK).
The Government has been urged to strengthen the National Youth Council (NYC) to make it a real resource centre for youth development.
Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) has apologised for the cyanide spillage at its Ahafo Mine Project and accepted to pay the GH¢ seven million penalty the Ministerial Panel that evaluated the accident imposed on it.
The Akwamuhene of Pra-River near Nnadieso in the Asante-Akim South District, Nana Baah Sarpong, has underscored the need for Ghanaians to support the government in its drive to inject pace into the socio-economic development of the nation.
Emmanuel Boadu, a driver, was
granted a GH¢ 1,000.00 bail with one surety when he was arraigned before the Asamankese charged with traffic offences.
The Kade District Magistrate’s court has granted GH¢ 600 bail to a woman who allegedly insulted another woman at an Akpeteshie bar where she had gone to buy drink but was told there was none.
A Minister of religion has urged Ghanaians irrespective of their differences in religion, culture and political affiliation to strive for peace and justice in the country.
Big Step Foundation, a non-governmental organization, donated 55 computers, two printers and four industrial sterilizers worth GH¢ 35,000 to the Akoase community for the establishment of an Information Communication Technology Centre (ICT).
The death is reported of Naa Morkor Busia, widow of former Prime Minister
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has opened a two-day National Stakeholders’ Conference on Decentralization at a ceremony in Accra.
The Black Stars of Ghana have qualified for the next stage of the on-going Orange African Cup of Nations in Angola, courtesy a half-hour mark well placed header by youngster, Andre Dede Ayew.
The Deputy Director in charge of Public Health in the Western Region, Dr Kwaku Anin Karikari has suggested the establishment of "isolation wards" for quarantine and treatment of the H1N1 influenza in regional and districts hospitals.
Three local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), which misapplied funds provided by the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) for HIV/AIDS activities, have been made to refund the amount involved.
The Nkoranza South District Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), Mr Jones Tommy Smart has called for adequate remuneration for community fire volunteers to motivate them to protect the environment.
A teacher in the Juaboso district in the Western Region, Mr. Adu Blankson Junior from Juaboso Junior High School (SHS) has been adjudged the best in the primary category for the area,
The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has proposed the organization of a special tournament for the six African countries that have qualified for the 2010 Federation of InternationalFootball Association (FIFA) World Cup in South Africa.
The National Identification Authority (NIA), has reiterated that the national registration exercise is free and those who were unable to take advantage of the mass registration would not pay for the process in future.
Nkwanta-North District Director of Health Services, Mr. Daniel Yao Donkor, has called on government to open a district National Health Insurance Scheme office for the area.
The Japanese government has provided a grant of 93,890 dollars for the construction of a clinic and a furnished two-bedroom medical staff bungalow at Tinsungu/Kotangu in the Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region.
A team of international heart surgeons and their Ghanaian counterparts on Monday performed the first ever heart surgery at the 37 Military Hospital. The operation was on a three-and-a-half-year-old hole-in-heart child.
Two Nigerians, Okechuku Okafor, 26, and Emmanuel Godzor, 28, have been arraigned at the Nkwanta magistrate court for alleged robbery.
The Builsa North Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper East Region has congratulated Mrs. Agnes Asangalisah Chigabatia for her successful election into office as the new Upper East Regional Chairperson of the Party.
The Volta Star Textiles Limited at Juapong faces imminent collapse, operating only eight percent of its installed capacity since its inauguration in May 2007.
Thailand, the World’s largest exporter of rice, is to support the Irrigation Company of Upper Region (ICOUR), to expand local rice production under the Tono and Vea Irrigation Schemes in the Region.
The Sunyani Polytechnic Branch of the Tertiary Education Institutional Network (TEIN) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has congratulated the new executives who were elected at the party’s 8th national delegates’ congress held in Tamale.
The Kade District Magistrate’s court has granted GHC 600 bail to a woman who allegedly insulted another woman at an Akpeteshie bar where she had gone to buy the drink but was told there was none.
The East Akim Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Simon Peter Asirifi, has presented three bundles of roofing sheets towards the roofing of the Apedwa Catholic Junior High School new block.
The people Likpe Traditional Area have embarked on an electrification project for all basic education schools with the view to facilitating the study of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the area.
A one-day workshop on worst forms of child labour in cocoa growing areas has ended at Duayaw-Nkwanta in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
The United Nkrumaist Front in Brong Ahafo, has noted that the personality of the late Mr Dan Lartey, founder and leader of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), considerably contributed to reducing tension in the country’s body politic.
The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service has initiated a five-year strategic plan from 2010-2015 to improve on its operations.
A collaboration between the Volta Regional Directorate of Health Services and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, in the United States of America to broaden the academic horizon of nurses and other health professionals in the Volta region has commenced.
Attorney General Betty Mould-Iddrisu has tasked the security agencies to investigate the theft of partially prepared court documents from her office.
Government has announced the composition of a technical committee that will inquire into Monday’s fire outbreak at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR). The seven-member committee is chaired by Emmanuel Quartey, a Consultant to the Africa Refineries Association, and also includes former National Security Coordinator K. B. Quantson.
A delegation from the Gonja Traditional Council has called on former President Kufuor to announce the final funeral rites of the late Yagbonwura, Bawa Abudu Doshie, Overlord of Gonja Traditional Area in the Northern Region scheduled for January 22, 2010.
The Accra-Tema branch of the Bonwire Residents Association has initiated a number of development projects at Bonwire in the Ashanti Region to give the town a new face-lift.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) is preparing an Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) to identify, prevent and limit casualties that may arise from potential dam failures at Akosombo and Kpong.
A German philanthropist, Mr. Gymanasium Meutraubling, has donated 50 solar lamps valued GH¢ 650.00 to two schools in the Asante-Mampong Municipality.
The Headmaster of the kotintabig Primary and Junior Secondary School in the , Mr. Zure Sobre Baba, has commended the Parent/Teacher Association of the school for assisting to motivate the volunteer teachers in the school through gifts.
The Central Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit, of Police Paul Aduhene, has said three people were killed through motor accident between Christmas eve and Boxing Day last year.
Atlas Copco, an international giant in the business of selling and servicing construction and mining equipment, has built a two-classroom block and rehabilitated additional two classrooms for the Obuasi-Anyinam Methodist Kindergarten School.
An Agona Swedru circuit court has jailed a 40-year-old woman from Winneba three years for trafficking two children from the town to Yeji for fishing in the Volta Lake.
President John Evans Atta Mills Wednesday launched the National Forest Plantation Programme at Abofour in the Offinso South Municipality with an invitation to all Ghanaians to join in the efforts at halting the degradation of the country’s forests.
The Management of Offinsoman Mutual Health Insurance Scheme has refused to pay claims totaling GH¢43,786.55 from three health facilities in Offinso North District.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is being sued for paying 42,000 Ghana Cedis to the Municipal Chief Executive of Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem, KEEA, as compensation for a land taken from the Buturnyen Anona family in the Central region for a power substation.
The management of Caring Kids International, an Accra-based child welfare oriented NGO has launched a fund dubbed ‘One for Haiti’ in Accra to raise funds to assist victims of the earthquake that hit Haiti recently.
The victim who escaped death with some severe burns when fire engulfed portions of the loading bay of the Tema Oil Refinary on tuesday has been pronounced dead.
The management of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital would soon establish specialised clinics to tackle stroke, cancer and diseases that afflicts men and women.
Four Communities along the White Volta Basin in the Bawku Municipal and Bawku West District in the Upper East Region have received 13 water pumping machines valued at 13,000 Ghana cedis to facilitate the implementation of the Improving Water Governance in the Volta Basin (PAGEV) project.
The Minister of Tourism, Ms. Juliana Azumah-Mensah has reiterated government’s commitment to the development of the tourism sector and has therefore committed funds in the fiscal year to facilitate the process.
A circuit court at Goaso has imposed a 20-year jail term on Gausu Alhassan, a 30-year-old driver, for attempting to steal a pick-up vehicle belonging to the Ahafo mine of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) at Kenyasi in Asutifi District.
The Member of Parliament for Kintampo South, Hon. Yaw Effah-Baafi has expressed gratitude to the 98 communities in the constituency for voting to retain him as their representative in parliament for the past eight years.
The National Director of Extension of the Ministry Of Food and Agriculture, Dr Kwame Amezah has said the sector would introduce Electronic (e) Extension Services by April.
Fishermen operating in the Western Region have called for called for the establishment of a fishermen pension fund to support them in their old age.
The advent of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) has been blamed for the poor performance by Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in raising enough revenue internally to aid development of their assemblies.
After careful deliberations on the review of twenty years of decentralization in Ghana, experts at a national stakeholders’ conference in Accra have identified ten areas that would comprehensively improve Ghana’s decentralisation system.
The Government of Ghana has announced a three million United States dollar ($3,000,000) donation to the people of Haiti, following the January 12 devastating earthquake in that country.
Four communities in the Adaklu Traditional Area have banned bare-buttocks trousers (Otto Pfister) by boys and “I am aware” by girls in their communities.
An Agricultural Extension Officer has suggested to traditional authorities to reserve land for Fulani herdsmen to settle on with their animals to avoid clashes with local farmers.
The Administrative Bishop of the Methodist Church, Ghana, who is alleged to have sexually misconducted himself, has been summoned to appear before the Disciplinary Committee of the church by February 3, 2010.
The Presidency has tasked the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) to ensure that the Street Naming and House Numbering exercise takes off smoothly this year.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has ordered for the immediate withdrawal of an antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin (500mg) tablets, from the markets by January 29.
President John Atta Mills, has expressed misery over the Tuesday inferno at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), but maintains that the disaster will not affect supplies.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on the developers of school curricular to consider mainstreaming Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into school curricular at all levels.
The Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) has threatened to go to court to enforce government’s directive to mobile telecommunication operators to register SIM cards sold to their subscribers.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged all stakeholders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to respect the party’s structures and to channel all their grievances through them.
A Magistrate’s court at Kade in the Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region has remanded into prison custody Dennis Annor, for intentionally and unlawfully causing abortion on a 19-year-old woman.
A District Magistrate’s court at Kade in the Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region remanded Tanko Mohammed into prison custody for allegedly murdering a 13-year-old boy.
The African University College of Communications (AUCC) has joined the global effort to help the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake that hit the country last week.
The Bongo District Police Command in the Upper East Region, has commended the Bongo Civic Union(BODCU) for complementing the role of the Police in maintaining peace in the area.
A Ghanaian who was on board the American aircraft which escaped a terrorist bomb on Christmas day last year has released his torn jacket to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) as evidence in the ongoing trial of 23-year-old Nigerian-born Abdul Mutalab.
The Nusrat Jahan Ahmadiyya Muslim College of Education in Wa on Thursday held its second matriculation, opening its doors to 240 students for the 2009/2010 academic year.
The Upper East and Northern Regional Police Command, have appealed to the public to assist in efforts to arrest Johnson Kombia Soloma, popularly known as Buger, a convict who escaped from the Tamale Central Prisons.
The Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ransford Michael Minson has called for intensive training in psychology for personnel of Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit (DVOSSU) of the Ghana Police Service.
A technical fault on Thursday has caused a disruption in internet service provided by Vodafone throughout the country.
A South African gold refinery and smelting company, Rand Refinery, has donated semi-fabricated silver items to the Metal Product Design Section of the Department of Industrial Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
About 1,500 hectares of the degraded Desiri Forest Reserve has been replanted under the government’s plantation development programme launched in 2004.
A circuit court at Fiapre has sentenced a 35-year-old man to 11 years imprisonment in hard labour for defiling a seven-year-old class four pupil at Fiapre, near Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Two soldiers who are being held for the murder of Alhaji Issah Mobilla, former Northern Regional Chairman of the Convention People’s Party, have appealed against the decision of the Fast Track High Court barring them from obtaining the names and particulars of jurors to be empanelled in the case.
The French embassy has announced that a French Navy Ship “La Foudre” as part of it regular mission along the West coast of Africa will dock at the Tema Harbour on Tuesday January 26, 2010.
Two mourners returning from a funeral were killed and nine others injured when the bus on which they were travelling was involved in an accident at Wiaso on the Kumasi/Bibiani road.
The Kwabre East District has for four years running recorded zero maternal deaths.
A former Northern Regional chairman of the, Mr. Albert Atutiga, has congratulated the executive body of the (NDC) on its successful National Delegates’ Congress held in Tamale recently.
A District Magistrate court at Kade, on Thursday remanded Tanko Mohammed into prison custody for allegedly murdering a 13-year-old boy.
Compassion International Ghana, a non-governmental organization (NGO), implementing the Faith Community Baptist Church Child Needy Programme, is offering free tuition, medical services and accommodation for 270 needy children at Madina up to university level.
The Kadjebi District Chief Executive, Mr Seth Alifui said HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination remained a crucial challenge that undermines the control of the disease nationally and globally.
The National Coalition on Mining (NCOM) has called on government to implement the new royalty tax of six per cent contained in this year’s budget to ensure availability of more funds for development.
Journalists have been tasked to help the Volta Regional Coordinating Council in monitoring the distribution of exercise books and school uniforms to primary school and Junior High School children in the region.
The Ho Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Mr. Samuel Owusu-Berko, has called on foreign Embassies in Ghana to help identify a Whiteman whose dead body was found in the bush on the Ho-Adaklu-Ahunda trunk road.
Sheikh Dr Amen Bonsu, Chief Executive of the Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital, has called on Ghanaians to be more concerned about their food intake to enable them to stay healthy at all times.
The Central Regional Supervising High Court judge, Justice Mrs Francesca Owusu Arhin, has asked juries not to abandon their civil duties and rather be serious with proceedings in courts.
The Vice President, John Mahama has hinted in an address to Police Chiefs meeting in Accra on Friday that plans are far advance for the establishment of West Africa’s first Forensic Laboratory.
A Nigerien trader, Amadu Mamudu, was sentenced to a fine of 2,500 cedis by a Jasikan Magistrate Court for smuggling prohibited cigarettes from Kpalime in Togo into Ghana.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has supported 8 districts in the Central Region with the sum of 320,000 dollars.
Mr Paul Opoku, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Fire Officer, has called on Municipal and District Assemblies to enact comprehensive and culture-friendly anti-bushfire bye-laws that would deter prospective fire starters.
Executive Director of Challenging Heights, a non-governmental organisation in Winneba, Mr James Kofi Annan, has called on parents to support the fight against child trafficking.
The government has released two million dollars to start the rehabilitation of the Western rail-line, Deputy Managing Director, Engineering Services of the Ghana Railway Corporation (GRC), Mr. Ben Amofa, has disclosed.
The Police in Nkoranza District has recorded 53 lorry accidents involving 67 vehicles that resulted in lost of 14 lives.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Second Best Farmer for 2009, Madam Aduko Akagile has appealed to the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly in the Upper East Region to extend electricity to Tampuurum to facilitate economic activities in the area.
The President of the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Ghana (ECCG), an NGO, Mr. Joseph Aidoo has urged religious leaders to sensitize their congregations about the effects of bushfire to curtail its annual occurrence.
The 1979 Year Group of the Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) has donated four deep-freezers to the school at a short ceremony at Takoradi in the Western Region.
A Canadian based soccer association, Glamorgan Community Soccer Association, has donated two sets of jerseys and other soccer items to the Under 12 Colts team of Catholic Stars FC of Bolgatanga.
A Ghanaian journalist, Fiifi Tackie, an employee of Radio Gold, a private radio station based in Accra, has been brutally assaulted by Angolan state security officials, in the full glare of officials.
The Government of Japan has given two separate grants to two community-based institutions in the Ashanti and Upper East regions under the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects scheme (GGHSP).
A one day symposium on wild and bush fires as well as climate change has ended in Techiman with a call on stakeholders to help combat bushfires to protect the environment.
The New Patriotic Party Tain Constituency election which was postponed on several occasions finally came off on Sunday with Haruna Tarfiru winning the chairmanship position.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Circuit Court, has convicted a 20-year-old unemployed woman to six months imprisonment for stealing clothes worth GH¢100 belonging to a seamstress.
A 20-year-old carpenter has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by the Kumasi Circuit Court "3" for defiling an eight-year-old girl.
The Vice-President, has said that the 60 years of Kumasi T.I Ahmaddiya Senior High School (SHS) without any kind of students’ unrest was an enviable record worthy of emulation.
The Village of Hope Vocational Training Centre at Ayawaso in Accra has held its fourth graduation ceremony for 24 students with a call on them to pursue their vocations with dedication and zeal for their benefit and that of society.
The Upper West Region still exhibits high fertility rate among women, infant mortality, under-five mortality and migration while literacy was ebbing, child labour was now on the ascendancy, a demographer has said.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Mark Woyongo and his Deputy, Mrs. Lucy Awini have donated various items to the Gbeogo School for the Deaf at Tongo in theof the .
Mr. Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, has appealed to media personnel in the Region to desist from reporting on issues that would adversely affect the resolution of the Bawku conflict.
The management of health facilities in the Ejisu-Juaben Mutual Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS).are becoming increasingly apprehensive about the huge unpaid claims by the Municipal
After the bookmakers had written off the powers of Ghana’s Black Stars in the 27th African Nations’ Cup tourney in Angola, Ghana’s lead striker Asamoah Gyan, with a cleverly struck attempt, put Angolan goalie Carlos Fernandes to the full test as the ball delicately made its way past him into the net, 16 minutes into the game, after an untelligible refereeing against Ghana had drain the blood in the artery of many Ghanaian fans and the players.
A source at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has narrated what he claimed was the exact cause of the fire that gutted the loading rack of the facility, killing two persons.
President John Atta Mills on Saturday made a personal donation of GH¢2,000.00 cash and drinks to the family of Mr Thomas Ebo Friar, who was killed in last Tuesday’s fire disaster at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).
The Commander of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in charge custom excise and preventive duties, Ms Christiana Akoto Bamfo has shown greater commitment to step-up revenue collection at the port.
With effect from April this year, all heavy vehicles with single axle above 11.5 metric tones will not be allowed to use the Adomi Bridge.
A six-unit classroom block and a two unit KVIP, has been completed at Hassaniya Islamic Primary School in Aiyinase in the Ellembelle District of Western Region.
A legal practitioner, Mr Rudolf Amenga-Etego, has called for public hearings to be organized in all regional capitals for the constitutional review process.
A directive issued by the Director General of Ghana Education Service (GES) that students who gain admission into Senior High Schools in the Upper East must be medically examined by "Mercy Clinic", an Accra based facility, has been scolded by a pro poor group.
The Upper East Branch of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has called for the celebration of Dr. Hilla Liman, President of the third Republic of Ghana, as a national hero.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has said the misconceptions and branding of the region as a conflict prone area should be fought and erased as the area had better things to offer the nation and the world.
The Yendi Municipality in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) would engage in intensive dry season farming with effect from this year to keep the people in active agriculture.
Authorities of the Kwanyako Secondary/Technical School and the Parents Teacher Association (PTA), have agreed to destroy by fire 24 mobile phones seized from students last year.
Personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have been told to resist enticements by the public to bend the rules in their favour.
The National Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), Mr Abuga Pele, said reports from some parts of the country alleged that some people were selling NYEP forms to innocent would-be beneficiaries of the programme.
Nana Kwamena Ansah VI, Omanhen of Eguafo Traditional Area in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) District of the Central Region has advised chiefs to properly document their stool lands to minimize land disputes in the country.
The Central Regional Minister, Hon. Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has inaugurated the Cape Coast Development Company (CCDC) and swore its 12-member Board of Directors into office to spearhead the socio-economic development of the metropolis.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to kingmakers of the Gonja Traditional Council not to import any foreign convention to adulterate their traditions on succession that would jeopardize the enskinment of their next king.
Mama Atrato II, Board Chairperson, Ho Nurses’ Training College, has scolded the various governments for their inability to provide the Ho Nurses Training Institutions with hostels for students since its establishment.
Assembly Members of the Awutu-Senya District Assembly in the Central Region have appealed to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Electoral Commission to create more electoral areas in Kasoa to facilitate its development.
Maternal deaths reduced from 15 cases in 2008 to 12 in 2009 at the Agona Swedru Government Hospital, Dr Apetogbor Dzodzogbor, Medical Superintendent of the Hospital said.
Some ministers of state will today make history as they take over offices that have never been headed by women.
The Tripartite Committee comprising Orgainsed Labour, Employers and the Government has agreed on a new Daily Minimmum Wage of GH₵3.11.
President John Evans Atta Mills will deliver his second state of the nation’s address to parliament in February this year.
Executive Secretary of the Council of Indigenous Business Associations (CIBA), Mr Ralph Osei Ameyaw, has called on managers of the national economy to give adequate recognition to the informal sector.
The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Walvis Hudu, has urged institutions and organisations to formulate workplace HIV and AIDS policies that would offer workers and other individuals more insight into the virus and help curb its spread.
A final year student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Rose Ohene Asante has been remanded in police custody to re-appear before a Takoradi District Magistrate’s Court for fraud.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Joseph Annan, has launched a 10-year development plan for Komenda and said the defunct sugar factory would be revamped.
The Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service has set up a committee that is currently investigating the circumstances that led to the escape of Johnson Kombian from the Tamale Prisons.
The Nsein Senior High School, formerly known as the Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah Secondary School, has re-launched its Golden Jubilee Anniversary at a ceremony in the Nzema-East Municipality in Western Region.
The Chief Executives of the two Assemblies in Dormaa Traditional Area have expressed dismay at the rapid ascendancy of Indian hemp smoking among the youth in the area.
The Krontihene of Fiaso in the Techiman Municipality of the Brong Ahafo region, Nana Effah Boakye has called on the Government to create a separate Ministry for anti-bushfire squads to make the control of bushfires more effective.
A nine-room house was razed by fire at Abourso in Techiman Municipality at the weekend, displacing all the tenants.
A German aid organisation, Ein Herz für Kinder - Bild hilft" has responded to the plea of the Kibi School for the deaf in the Eastern Region of Ghana for assistance to help improve the lots of the school.
Students of Akumfi-Ameyaw Senior High School at Aworowa in the Techiman Municipality of the Brong Ahafo region, at the weekend went on a rampage and caused damage to a number of bungalows in the school.
The Management of Micro-finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) is to start recovering GH¢81,846,875 owed by defaulting beneficiaries under the scheme, from February this year.
A 35 year old driver on Monday prayed an Accra Circuit Court not to remand him because he wanted to go home and watch the upcoming semi- final match to be played by Ghana.
General-Secretary of Judicial Service Association of Ghana (JUSAG), Mr Felix Eddie Quansah, has appealed to government to demonstrate sensitivity to the plight of workers and consider paying sums across board to cushion them due to the delays in the full take-off of the Single Spine Pay structure.
Work on the 30 million-dollar E-governance backbone Project is expected to begin soon,the Deputy Minister of Communication, Mr Gideon Quarcoo has said.
The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of Volta River Authority (VRA) on Monday, January 25, 2010.
A circuit court at Mpraeso has sentenced a 32-year-old ex-convict to two years imprisonment in hard labour for stealing fermented cocoa beans.
Mr Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Municipal Chief Executive for Dormaa, has cut the sod for work to start on a three-unit classroom block, an office and a store all valued at GHC 48,700 for Kwadwomokrom Junior High School.
Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe, Central Regional Minister, has noted with concern the influx of criminals in the Region in recent times due to the police clamp down on armed robbers in Accra.
Mr. Albert Atutiga, former Northern Regional chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has congratulated the executive body of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) on its successful National Delegates’ Congress held in Tamale recently.
A strange and somewhat bizzare disease has attacked about 95 per cent of the children at Agyapongkrom, a farming community in theof Brong-Ahafo.
The Central Regional Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Mrs. Joyce Addo, has sent a strong warning to officials andmiddlemen that with the introduction of the new biometric passport, any attempt to acquire additional passports under different names using other details would be detected and offenders seriously delt with.
The Takoradi Valued Added Tax (VAT) office has begun a three-day distress action on 13 business concerns that owe GH¢ 352,801.25.
The Environmental Health Officer for Wa Municipality in the Upper West Region, Mr. Henry Bagah, has called on the Municipal Assembly’s Building Inspectorate unit to intensify its monitoring of all residential structures in the Municipality to ensure that every household has a toilet facility.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command has arrested Kwaku Sam in connection with the murder of an evangelist of Deeper Life Bible Church at Sankore in 2008.
A group of experts have come together to promote Information, Communication Technology (ICT) education among students in senior high schools in the Ashanti Region.
The high rate of still birth in Ejura-Sekyedumase District has become a source of worry to health providers in the area.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has supported the idea of maintaining a ceiling on the Parent-Teacher Association’s (PTA) dues in Senior High Schools to help protect the interest of poor parents.
The bloody incident that shook Bedwease, in the Amensie Central District of the Ashanti Region has taken a dramatic turn following a cowardly decision by the 55-year old hunter who callously murdered his wife , to shoot himself dead.
A bloody clash last Saturday between a Fulani herdsman and a farmer at Akokoa, a farming community in the Atebubu/Amantin District of the, has left three people dead.
The Director of Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate, Mr Demedeme Naa Lenason, has appealed to parliament to approve the environmental sanitation policy before it.
Kofi Tetteh, a driver, died on the spot when the cargo truck he was driving, loaded with cement, collided head-on with another articulator truck at Abrewa Nkwanta near Koforidua in the early hours of Friday.
The leading striker of Ghana’s Black Stars at the ongoing Orange Africa Cup of Nations in Angola, Asamoah Gyan has admitted that they will be confronted with a more difficult task against Nigeria in the semi-finals of the competition but stated that they are up to the task.
The majority caucus in parliament is highly dissatisfied with President John Mills’ decision to appoint three of its front liners to the executive.
A Techiman magistrate court has sentenced a 21-year-old self-styled student at James Town in Techiman Municipality to two years imprisonment in hard labour after convicting him on three counts of unlawful entry, causing damage and possession of offensive implements.
Philiand Trust, a United Kingdom (UK) based Non-Governmental Organisation has donated medical equipment worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Government Hospital at Goaso in the Asunafo North District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
Civil Servants working in the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly have been sworn into office in accordance with Section 91 (1) of the Civil Service Law of 1993.
Four out of five Landing Beach Committees formed in five fishing communities in the Shama District of the Western Region to manage premix fuel allocated to fishermen in the area have in five months realised surpluses ranging between GHC 19,619.50 and GHC 1,600.
Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Oakley Quaye-Kuma, has observed that absence of paediatric nurses had hindered Ghana’s effort to improve child survival and mortality as inscribed in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Dr. Kwabena Adjei, National Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed appreciation to all the stakeholders who managed the successful outcome of the party’s eighth National Delegates’ Congress held at Tamale, in the Northern Region recently.
The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Ms Betty Bosomtwi-Sam has opened the 2010/2011 Criminal Session at the Sekondi High Court.
Cirrus Oil Services Limited (COSL), dealers in petroleum products that bought land at Egyambra in the Nzema area, has assured the 150 farmers whose crops would be destroyed of appreciable compensation.
Government has been asked to ban the importation of rice into the country and encourage local production and consumption of the foodstuffs.
Workers in the Bawku Municipality, have threatened to lay down their tools and vacate their posts due to the worsening security situation in the area.
A gold mining company operating in the Asante-Akim North Municipality, Owere Mines Company Limited, has donated GH¢10,000 towards the construction of a new police station at Odumase near Konongo.
Drivers of commercial buses popularly known as "Awudu Issaka" plying the Wa-Kumasi route have accused the leadership of the Wa-Kumasi Express branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of discriminatory practices against them.
The timely intervention of some personnel of the Ho Prisons and a back-up by firemen from the Ho Fire Service saved a car from being burnt to ashes.
The leadership of the 31st December Women’s Movement (DWM) has denied rumours that the operations of the movement had ceased, because its president was now a national executive member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
A number of items including computers, lap tops, photo copy machine, printers, sewing machines, carpentry tools, sports equipment, digital camera among others have been handed over to the Kibi School for the deaf.
Consumer Protection Agency (CPA), a non-governmental organisation, is appealing to owners of commercial vehicles to repair the speedometers on their vehicles to check speeding, which is a major cause of accidents on the roads.
Sources close to the Chronicle indicates that authorities at the Nsawam Medium Prisons have allegedly offered for sale Presidential amnesty granted to a thousand and twenty seven (1,027) prisoners on humanitarian grounds to convicts.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku Manu, has appealed to
the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) to develop closer partnership with the private sector to facilitate improved trade, investment and increased revenue to the nation.
Citi News can confirm that the successor to the late Yagbon-Wura Bawa Doshie I, King of Gonjaland traditional area has been appointed by the council of elders as the new King.
The new President of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Mr Paul Asamannaba Apanga, has indicated his commitment to pursue vigorously, activities and programmes that will enhance the image of the association.
The Coalition on the Right to Information and other civil society organisations Wednesday embarked on a peaceful march to impress on Parliament to expedite action on the passage of the Right to Information Bill into law.
Mustard Seed Co-operative Credit Union Limited in Cape Coast has opened a new branch at Jukwa in the Central Region with a call on the public to cultivate the habit of saving.
A multi-million cedi educational project to give free education to deprived rural children, has taken off at Abenkyim near Asante-Bekwai.
The Kumasi Children’s Park is to be redeveloped to host an ultra modern shopping mall among other amenities under the Millennium Cities Initiates (MCI) project, Mr. Samuel Sarpong, Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) has said.
The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) is questioning a security guard of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly for alleged extortion.
The 2,000 tonnes waste generated daily in Accra is to be processed into energy to augment the country’s energy supply.
An Educationist and Gender Activist, Ms Lydia Jatoe, has called on parents and teachers to join hands in moulding the character of the girl-child to enable her attain high academic achievements.
The Offinso Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Victor Amponsah, has appealed to Ghanaians living abroad to be more supportive of development programmes at home.
Lack of maintenance of children and mothers, especially teenage mothers, has been identified to be the most prevalent the worst forms of human rights abuse in the Upper West Region.
The career of four policemen is on the line after they were caught red-handed collecting bribe money from drivers on the Achimota Overpass towards Abeka Lapaz.
A photo journalist of Daily Guide newspaper was on Wednesday locked up in the Cocoa Affairs Court cells for four hours following an order by a High Court Judge Mr. Justice James B. Benson.
The Ministry of Road and Highways is reviewing contractor classification system and contractor capacity and training to ensure effective management of road contracts in the country.
It is yet another all West African affair as the Black Stars clash with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the semi finals of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations in Angola.
A challenge has been thrown to Non-Governmental Organization (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to reach out to remote communities where their work was mostly needed.
The former District Chief Executive (DCE) of Pru Alhaji Iddrisu Gariba, has denied leaving a debt of GHC 32,753.22, which he allegedly withdrew from the accounts of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in the district and failed to refund.
The people of the Shama Traditional Area in the Western Region have decided to contribute GHC 1 per head annually to support the provision of educational infrastructure in the Shama District in the Western Region.
A farmer, Kwesi Osae has been arraigned before the Asamankese circuit court for possession of Indian hemp.
The Sefwi Akontombra District Chief Executive, Peter Nkuah, has inaugurated two School Feeding Implementation Committees at separate functions at Nkwadum and Ackaakrom in the Western Region.
Headmasters and head-mistresses of various senior high schools (SHS) in the country are racing against time to meet the accommodation, classroom, as well as textbook and syllabus, needs for the continuation of the four-year SHS system in September.
Officers at the Sekondi Prison are refusing to accept remand and convicted prisoners from the various courts in the metropolis in reaction to alleged police manhandling of a pregnant woman said to be the wife of a prison officer, resulting in the loss of the baby after delivery.
Football tournaments are celebrations of the sport but also the hosts countries, and Angolan locals have embraced the Nations Cup as an opportunity to showcase their land and the passion that they have for the game.
Communities faced with water problems in the Bunkpurugu Nyonyoo District in the Northern Region are to benefit from a seven year Northern Region Small Town water and Sanitation (NORST) project.
The African continent will this afternoon witness the revival of one of the age-long rivalries in football, when the Black Stars of Ghana lock horns with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a semi-final duel at the 11th November Stadium in Luanda, Angola.
Benjamin Narh, a tanker driver, has been sentenced to a fine of 200 cedis for careless and inconsiderate driving resulting into the death of Victor Mireku.
The Northern Regional Health Directorate on Thursday received two vehicles valued at 60, 000 dollars from the United Nation’s International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to help fight high infant mortality rates.
The women’s wing of the Public Services Workers Union have been called upon to study the Union’s constitution to enable them to become conversant with its provisions.
A 25-year-old Agent of Multi Television, Bernard Brew, has been arrested by the Asante-Mampong police for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Electoral Commission Wednesday presented to the government proposals aimed at changing the conduct of district level elections in the country.
The Fisheries Act 625 of 2002 requires all fishing vessels including artisanal canoes, to be registered and to bear the markings of identity, Nii Amasa Naamoale, Deputy Minister of Agriculture in charge of Fisheries, has emphasised.
The Upper West Region still exhibits high fertility rate among women, infant mortality, under-five mortality and migration while literacy is ebbing, child labour is now on the ascendancy, a demographer has said.
The Black Stars of Ghana this evening booked an historic berth into the final of the ongoing Orange African Cup of Nations in Angola, courtesy an Asamoah Gyan witty header.
One of the three Ghanaian passengers who were on board the Northwest Airplane which was nearly blown up by 23 year old Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab says the experience got him so traumatised that he would have walked back to Ghana if he had the option to.
Achimota School considered the pride of Ghana’s pre-tertiary education system faces imminent closure following the collapse of its sewerage system. A number of the sewerage pipes have burst, resulting in the spillage of human excreta in the open and into gutters.
The Atwima-Mponua District Health Directorate, has appealed for more medical assistants and other health professionals to assist raise the quality of care for patients.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has stated that government is working around the clock to institute an Annual Ghana Science Congress to focus attention on science and technology and their impact on the various sector.
The Dangme West District Chief Executive, Emmanuel Lartey , has denied media reports that he engineered the removal of the board chairman of the Shai Rural bank at Dodowa.
For the second consecutive time in the African Cup of Nations competition, the Black Stars of Ghana have denied their footbal bitter rivals the Super Eagles of Nigeria the quest for winning the pretigeous African tittle for the third time.
As part of its Golden Jubilee anniversary celebration, the Accra Wesley Society of the Methodist Church, Ghana, has donated a 1000 gallon water poly tank, two delivery sets, 20 blankets, 20 bed sheets and 20 pillow cases, all estimated at GH 2200 to the James Town maternity clinic.
Inorder to attract and retain staff to work in the Birim North district, especially at New Abirem, the district capital, landlords have been urged to reduce the high rents for accommodation which have been scaring away newly posted staff to take up their appointments.
The death of an unidentified man in his 30’s between Batabi and Akyem Manso on the Oda-Accra main road has provoked controversy between the police and a section of residents of the Birim Central municipality.
The government is poised to achieve yet another milestone in the agricultural sector, which it professes to use as the main focus of economic growth.
The chief of the Zongo Community in Agona Swedru, Mallam Daafi,had condemned acts of violence by some Muslim youth in the area and apologised to the chiefs of the area.
The sale of some 400 acres of land to a Nigerian investor in Ningo Prampram in the Greater Accra Region has generated lots of tension with the youth threatening mayhem if the land is developed.
The United Nations Millennium Villages Project (MVP) at Bonsaaso in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region has been extended to 2015, and scaled up to cover more communities in the district.
The Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) in collaboration with Perpetual Prosperity Pumps Foundation, a US-based non-governmental organization (NGO) has presented farm implements, ruminants and improved seedlings to 26 selected farmers at Asawase in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality.
The Ashanti Regional Office of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), has set up a Market Safety Department to educate market women and traders in the Kumasi metropolis on fire prevention and management.
An 18-year-old driver’s mate has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by a Kumasi Circuit Court for defiling a 14-year-old girl.
The Kwabre District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme is indebted to public and private health providers in the area to the tune of GH¢441,910.71.
The New Edubiase Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Prince Anfo Boahen, has vowed to wrest the area’s parliamentary seat from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The Principal of the Asante-Mampong Midwifery and Health Assistant Training School, Mrs Lydia Yamoah, has appealed to parents seeking admission for their children in the school to report those who make bribe demands on them.
Outgoing Interior Minister, Cletus Avoka says his short tenure in office has drastically improved the image of the police service and other security agencies under the ministry.
The management of Owere Mines Company Limited (OMCL), a gold mining company in the Asante-Akim North municipality, has raised concern about the siege of its concession by illegal small-scale galamsey miners.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Prestea Hunni Valley Constituency, Mr. Francis Kwesi Adu Blay, has in collaboration the Prestea Hunni-Valley District Assembly, presented a 500 KVA electric transformer with its accessories at a total cost of GHC 850, to the indigenes of the Nsuakyire community.
Two communities in the Ellembelle District are to benefit the World Bank (WB) Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which seeks to support rural communities to enjoy portable drinking water.
A trailer loaded with 600 bags of cocoa travelling from Dadieso in the Aowin-Suaman district to Takoradi somersaulted at Enchi on Wednesday morning.
President John Evans Mills has directed the Chief of Staff, Mr Martey Newman to organise a 200-man Ghanaian contingent to Angola to rally support for the Black Stars as they play six times Nations Cup winners Egypt, in a crucial African Cup of Nations final on Sunday.
A 72-year old fire volunteer at Nsoatre in the Sunyani West District in the Brong Ahafo Region was shot dead by an unknown assailant on the Adoyie Road, at Nsoatre.
President J.E.A. Mills says Ghanaians need to thank God for the many blessings that he has bestowed on this nation. He also commended Men of God in the country who have on several occasions been praying for peace and progress of the nation.
The Leadership of Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has congratulated the National Team, Black Stars on their qualification to the finals of the on-going CAN 2010 tournament in Angola.
Tamale Metropolitan Assembly says it created about 3,300 jobs in 2009 under its infrastructural development project.
Vice, has given the assurance that Ghana would continue to serve as a trail blazer in the development and democratization of Africa.
People suffering from autoimmune disease have requested government to give clear procedures about how they could benefit from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Vincent Quaye, a 19-year-old driver’s mate, has been arraigned before the Asamankese Circuit Court charged with stealing a Mercedes Benz 207 bus valued at GH¢9,000.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has cautioned the newly elected national executives of the (NDC) to restore the party’s integrity or prepare to bow-out of government.
Justice Samuel Marful-Sau, Court of Appeal Judge in charge of the National Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programme, has urged Ghanaians to use the ADR process to settle petty differences instead of trial procedures at the courts.
Dr Lawrence Tetteh, an international evangelist, has noted that it is wrong to lump all religious leaders as unruly because of the transgression of one member of the Clergy.
The Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL) is to assist communities in its areas of operation to establish rubber farms to enable them generate income for development.
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