The Western Regional Crime Officer, Mr. James Kofi Abraham, has said one of the ballot boxes containing the ballot papers was snatched at Adjuah electoral area in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.
Baafour Asare Panin II, Chief of Amanase in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District in the Eastern Region, has stressed the need for Ghana to promote traditional music and art to facilitate national development.
Mr Alex Tetteh-Enyo, Minister of Education said plans were far advanced to relocate O’Reilly Senior High School from Adabraka to Nungua by July next year.
Upper East Region has been earmarked to benefit from a $75 million credit facility from the rural water supply and sanitation projects in the country in 2011.to improve on urban and
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), is installing three mechanised boreholes to pump water to Yendi in water shortages that afflicts the more than 75,000 residents., to end the frequent
The Overlord of Gonjaland Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I, has commended the country’s security agencies for the effective manner in which they helped to maintain peace and security in the country.
Naa Salifu Dakurah IV, the Chief of Han in the Jirapa District, has expressed his gratitude to the government for establishing a police station at Hain.
The National Media Commission has expressed concern about the inadequate presence of media houses, especially radio stations in the Upper West Region.
The President J.E.A Mills has asked Ghanaians to be grateful to God for their lives and the achievements in 2010.
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has vowed not to compromise the integrity of the country as the number one quality cocoa producer in the world.
The Right Reverend Father Jacobson Dei, Vice President of the African Religious Union of Ghana, has urged Christians to use the word of God as their weapon in life.
Mr Yakubu Salifu, Eastern Regional Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), has advised party supporters to respect the party’s structures, bury their differences and come together to enhance the fortunes of the party in the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
An environmental NGO, African Neighbours Foundation, on New Year day organized a massive clean-up exercise at Aboabo-Number-Two in Kumasi, to rid the area of filth.
Mr Ofori Addo Acheampong, an educationist has urged parents to invest in the education of their children instead of spending lavishly on marriages, funerals, parties and other ceremonies.
The introduction of the Hi-Tech Method in cocoa production is a testimony of Government’s determination to help to improve the cocoa industry, Mr Gilbert Kofi Germain, Executive Director of the Young and the Lonely Foundation Ghana (YLF) has said.
Former president John Agyekum Kufuor has said he expects the quality of social services to see significant improvement with oil production taking off in earnest.
Saliya Banda, a farmer, who vowed to teach a trader a lesson, is standing accused at an Akim Oda Magistrate Court for setting the trader’s house on fire.
The Reverend Father Oscar Amoah, Priest in-charge of the Saint Mary’s Anglican Church at Chirapatre, Kumasi, has urged the leadership of political parties to stop the blame game and find common ground to move the nation forward in 2011.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene and former President John Agyekum Kufuor, on Sunday joined members of the Peyer Memorial Presbyterian Church at Bantama in Kumasi to give thanks and dedicate them selves to God.
The Eastern Regional Manager of Cocoa Services Division, Mr George Asante has called on traditional authorities to help educate cocoa farmers to allow their infested cocoa trees to be cut down for replanting.
The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) has observed that with political will, coupled with commitment, honesty and tenacity of purpose, the nation’s oil resources could be managed well for the benefit of all Ghanaians.
Twenty-two people received various degree of injuries, when a taxi cab drove through a large crowd of supporters celebrating the victory of their Assemblyman, at Ajumako, last Tuesday.
The NADMO Coordinator for the Jomoro District, Mr Sylvester Daddieh has said, the area has not recorded any refugees yet, in respect of the political crisis in Cote d’voire.
The West Akim Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Seth Otchere has called on small scale miners to reclaim the land after mining to reduce disasters in the mining areas.
The Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, Dr. Alfred Vanderpuije has given property owners up to September 2011, to provide public places of convenience in their houses and offices or face the wrath of the Assembly.
Forty-seven babies were delivered in five government hospitals in the Kumasi Metropolis on New Year’s day.
Government has entered into an agreement with its Libyan counterpart to provide labour assistance to citizens of both countries.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has announced a 25-30 percent price increases for petroleum products with effect from Tuesday January 4, 2011.
The Yendi Municipal Prison Officer, Chief Superintendent Victor Douchebe, has appealed to the Municipal Assembly to facilitate efforts to rehabilitate the more than 70-year-old prison structure.
Mr Martin Amidu, Minister of the Interior, has noted that government would fulfil its campaign promises to bridge the development gap between northern and southern Ghana.
Mr. Haruna Bayirga, the Member of Parliamen) for the Sissala West, has expressed concern about poor results recorded at 2010 Basic Education Certificate Examination in the district and said action must be taken to reverse it.
The chiefs and opinion leaders in the Akwatia Constituency in the Eastern Region, has called on Government to make the constituency a substantive district.
Change for Change, a US-based non-governmental organization, on Monday presented educational materials worth 1,000 dollars to pupils and students at Adaklu-Goefe near Ho.
The Ashanti Regional Executive of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has denied that there was a rift between the party and the Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu.
Mr Bright Appiah, the Chief Executive Officer of the Child Rights International, has said showing needy children in the media for medical assistance could stigmatize them for life and also this violates their right to privacy.
Following the 30 percent increase in the price of petroleum products announced by the National National Petroleum Authority (NPA), the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council has also announced 18 percent increase in transport fares.
Fuel price increase announced by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) on Monday has created confusion between some passengers and drivers in Sekondi-Takoradi.
Fifteen communities in the Lower Manya Krobo District have each received 21-inch television sets in fulfilment of the commitment of President John Evans Atta Mills for information flow.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Bawku, Hon. Musah Abdulai has said the Municipality was fast regaining its stature after intermittent conflict.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Manager of the Islamic Education Unit, Mr Yusif Imoro has said that country’s educational system should be modernized for the development of the youth.
A Maltese registered oil vessel, MT Spike has arrived in the country from Libya to lift Ghana’s first oil from the Jubilee Field to the International Oil Market.
A delegation of African leaders has apparently failed to persuade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast to stand down following disputed polls.
Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that President John Evans has made changes to his government.
Workers and traders in the Ho Township on Tuesday made a quick come back to work after a long New Yearholiday break.
Drama unfolded at the Kumasi Prison yesterday when a prisoner alleged to be protesting against his transfer to the Nsawam Medium Security Prison climbed the communication mast erected at the at the heart of the prison.
Dr Isaac Mando Botchey, Proprietor and Director of Klimovic Memorial Hospital at Winneba in the Central Region, has commended the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) for its efforts at resolving some of the teething problems between the scheme and service providers.
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has announced an increase in pensions for 2011 by GH¢10.03 for each pensioner on the pension payroll as at December 31, 2010.
The health sector has singled out Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4&5 and Family Planning as its main priority areas this year to develop the health sector and achieve the MDGs by 2015.
Market women in the Ho Central Market are planning to demonstrate in protest over what they claimed was the “bad” state of the market.
Alhaji Issahaque Salia, Upper West Regional Minister, has commended security agencies for maintaining law and order that has enhanced sustainable peace in the communities.
Mr Jonathan Bloom, Deputy Vice President for West Africa at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), has expressed satisfaction on the progress of work on Millennium Development Account (MIDA) road projects in the country.
Two names including Mrs. Zita Okaikoi former Minister of Tourism, and Mr. Alex Tettey-Enyo, former Minister of Education are missing in the list of reshuffled ministers released by the President J.E.A Mills on Tuesday January 4, 2011.
Mr George Oduro-Yeboah, Headmaster of Bonwire Senior High Technical School, has urged teaching and non-teaching staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to work with renewed commitment to raise the standard of the country’s education.
The President, Professor John Atta Mills, will, on Friday, January 7, 2011, answer questions on his stewardship from editors of the country’s media houses.
A Senior Staff Midwife at the Tema Polyclinic, Miss Agnes Odoom has appealed to the government to reconsider the policy of free delivery so that monies paid by expectant mothers could be used for development.
Passengers in Wa, who boarded vehicles to their destinations on Tuesday, complained bitterly about a twenty (20) per cent in lorry fares by the Upper West Regional branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo has called for a concerted effort by all Ghanaians this year and beyond towards the rapid achievement of national goals.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Authority (KMA) has cautioned traders and hawkers, who took advantage of the Yuletide to do business on the pavements of the Central Business District, to vacate in their own interest.
Pressure group Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has given the government a 10-day ultimatum to reduce petroleum prices or face its wrath.
Forty-four people lost their lives in 75 road accidents that were recorded in 2010 in the Wa Municipality, the Upper West Regional Police Commander of the MTTU, Assistant Superintendent of Police Joseph Oppong has said.
The Police on Tuesday arrested David Mensah, a candidate of the District Level Elections (DLE) for the Nsadweso Electoral Area in the Western Region and his three polling agents for allegedly stealing a booklet of ballot papers at the Odumase Polling Centre.
The Chief of Adukrom-Akuapem, Osuodumgya Otutu Ababio has said that the constitution did not stop the government from helping find solution to chieftaincy problems
The NPP Caucus in Parliament has called on the government to review the fuel price increases to alleviate the plight of Ghanaians.
Some parents and guardians in the Ho Municipality, have suggested to government to as a matter of policy delay the reopening of schools academic year every new year to coincide with the payment of January wages and salaries.
Mrs Margaret Doku-Ampomah, out-going assembly member at Akim Osino in the Fanteakwa District, has challenged in-coming assembly members to tackle the problem of sanitation with all seriousness.
Out going Health Minister Benjamin Kumbuor has revealed that the controversial Tobacco Bill is likely to be passed later in the year.
The Communication Director at the Office of the President, Koku Anyidoho, has stated that President J.E.A. Mills “has invested heavily in cleaning up the image of the country” and is ready to take off with infrastructural development.
Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry said Ghana was targeting about five billion dollars from non-traditional exports by 2015.
The Asante-Mampong Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Daniel Appau Ohyeamang, has appealed to Ghanaians to support President Mills’ Administration as he works hard to make things better.
Mr Andrew Badu Yeboah, Educationist and immediate past District Director of Education of Jaman District, has advised students to take their studies seriously for a better future.
The Old Guards Association of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), has appealed to members of the party to desist from acts that could adversely affect its fortunes in election 2012.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says it will soon start prosecuting parents and guardians who leave their children to stray.
Hundreds of NDC youth and some constituency executives in Walewale, in the West Mamprusi District went on a peaceful demonstration on January 5, 2011 calling for the immediate removal from office of the District Chief Executive, Lord Sulley Abudu Zakariah.
Residents from seven communities in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District, have appealed to the Department of Feeder Roads to rehabilitate the Suhum–Dokrochewa feeder road linking the main Suhum– Asamankese highway.
Miss Agnes Odoom, a Senior Staff Midwife at the Tema Polyclinic, has appealed to the government to reconsider the policy of free delivery so that monies paid by expectant mothers could be used for development.
The President John Evans Atta Mills has presented 21 inch television each to 15 communities in the Lower Manya Krobo district in fulfillment of a commitment.
The Upper West Region recorded 91 fire outbreaks from January to December last year with damage to property estimated at GH¢46,330.
Two women and a boy lost their lives when a mini bus on which they were travelling from Accra to Aflao collided at Akatsi on Monday.
The President John Evans Mills has indicated that Ghana will not support ECOWAS for a military intervention in Cote d’ ivoire.
Twenty bereaved families of the July 2005 killings of Ghanaians and other nationals in the Gambia have received various sums of money as compensation from the government, made available by the Gambian authorities.
President John Atta Mills on Thursday affirmed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) commitment in enhancing the welfare of children.
A former Minister and a principal Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Mr Kwamena Ahwoi has stated that 10 existing departments would be merged into six new ones to function effectively under a new decentralized policy.
Ghana has been declared eligible to submit a proposal for a second Millennium Challenge compact.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New Juaben Municipal Teachers Savings Association, Mr I .B. Lassey, has announced that the group made a net profit of GHC 74,591.27 last year.
The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has completed the migration of eight more public institutions onto the single spine salary structure.
The Techiman Municipal Secretary of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Mr. James Edjei Biney has urged teachers to continue offering selfless and dedicated services.
The Medical Director of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, Dr Paul Ntodi has said the hospital has carried out some major renovation works on facilities through its Internally Generated Funds.
Ivorian journalists have held a meeting in Accra to stimulate discussion on the need for media pluralism to resolve the post-electoral conflict in their country which stirred up more controversy, further showing the deep divide in the country’s media.
Residents of Kaase-Kuwait near Atonsu in Kumasi have appealed to the Kumasi Metropolitan Authority to act decisively to end the situation where herds of cattle had literally taken over the streets of the metropolis.
A total of 251 bushfires and 26 domestic fires were recorded in the Volta Region in 2010.
Residents of Dokyikrom-Tutuka in the Asutifi District of the Brong-Ahafo Region on Thursday saw a number of dead fishes floating in the raw water dam at the Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) Ahafo Project site.
Armed police men last night besieged the Aburi Girls’ High School campus and raided teachers bungalows.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ahafo-Ano North, Hon. Richard Akuoko Adiyia, has denounced the poor management of the district level polls by the Electoral Commission (EC) and is demanding a probe to unravel the cause.
Four hundred and eighty-two (482) young women, have received employable skills training through the initiative of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Old-Tafo, Dr Anthony Akoto-Osei.
Nana Ackaah VI, Tufuhen of Ajumako Assasan in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region, promised to provide the schools in town with an Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre to support teaching and learning.
The Apawawase community near Asuboi in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District, has called on the District Assembly to reshape the dangerous portions of the feeder road in the area, to help avert rampant accidents.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) is piloting Human Rights Education Programmes in some selected Nurses and Midwives Training Colleges in the country aimed at reducing the abuse of patients’ rights in accessing health care.
The Internet Society, Ghana Chapter (ISOC Ghana), is to institute an Information Communication Technology (ICT) training programme for Journalists in the country to equip them with knowledge on internet systems.
The Chiefs and people of the Upper East Region have commended the ruling government for giving ministerial appointments to more sons and daughters from the Region.
It would be hasty to conclude that fish-kills in a water storage facility (WSF) at Newmont Gold Ghana Limited (NGGL) Ahafo Mine resulted from cyanide spillage, a Senior Programme Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said.
Nii Amarh Ashitey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has cautioned Mobile Telecommunication Companies to stop the painting of walls, stores and houses in the nation’s capital in the name of advertisement.
The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) marked the 61st anniversary of “Positive Action Day,” with a declaration that “the principle of Oil backed loans is not a bad one”.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed concern about the spate of suspicious incidents on the Tema motorway and called on the Ghana Police Service to get to the bottom of it.
Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, has suggested the transfer of District Chief Executives (DCE’s), to save them from problems arising out of local political intrigues.
The Board Chairman of Dormaa Teachers Co-operative Credit Union, Mr Kwasi Siaw, has expressed the Board’s concern over the spate of non payment of loans by beneficiaries, granted by the union.
The District Director of Health Services for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa (AOB), Dr Gohungo Luiz Amussu, has called on the people of the area to ensure environmental cleanliness in order to prevent the outbreak of diseases especially Malaria.
The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), has released an amount of GHC171,000, to the 17 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Western Region for HIV/AIDS activities.
The University for Development Studies (UDS), is seriously grappling with infrastructure problems, which is hampering the academic progress of students in the School, the Upper East Chapter President of UDS Alumni, Mr Mike Zuri has stated.
A special committee has been formed to investigate all the allegations levelled against metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives, Deputy Local Government Minister, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah has disclosed to Joy News.
The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC), is activating a programmed process to leverage all stakeholders behind strategies, which will enhance compliance of rules under the Domestic Violence Act 732 of 2007.
Newly elected members of the Ketu-South District Assembly have been advised to resist introducing partisanship into the Assembly’s deliberations.
MTN Ghana, an international telecommunication company has donated GH¢3,000.00, assorted MTN souvenirs and airtime worth GH¢500.00 to the Mamfe Traditional Council towards the celebration of this year’s annual Ohum Festival.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Dormaa-West, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, donated office equipment and furniture, worth GH¢6,000, to the Maternity Department of the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital.
Two persons died on the spot and three others seriously injured, when a two-storey building under construction collapsed on them at Antwirifu, near Dormaa-Ahenkro, in Brong Ahafo Region.
MTN Ghana, an international telecommunication company at the weekend donated GH¢3,000.00, assorted MTN souvenirs and airtime worth GH¢500.00 to the Mamfe Traditional Council towards the celebration of this year’s annual Ohum Festival.
Four prisoners at the Sekondi Central Prisons have appeared before a Takoradi Circuit court for possessing and smoking Indian hemp.
Challenging Heights, a Non-governmental Organization (NGO) on children’s rights, has called for the “severest punishment” for fathers whose actions force their children to be on the streets.
The Ghana Meteorological Agency has predicted that the dry weather conditions being experienced in the country would last till the end of January.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Issahaku Salia, has said programmes and policies that the government would roll out this year would guarantee a brighter and better future for all Ghanaians.
The Vice President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) says the Eastern Regional Director of Education has informed him that she intends dismissing some teachers of the Aburi Girls Senior High School following a series of fracas between them and the Headmistress.
Some residents of Tamale in the Northern Region have lauded President John Evans Atta Mills for what they describe as excellent cabinet reshuffle ever before in the history of Ghana.
Professor Francis Teel, a renowned Economist at Oxford University, has given high marks to Ghana for various initiatives that have resulted in the reduction of poverty levels.
Barely a month after commencing commercial production of oil in Ghana, Tullow Oil has hit gas in its Tweneboa-3 appraisal well in the Deepwater Tano licence.
News reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed Goran Stevanovic as the new coach for the Senior National Team the Black Stars.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has appealed to the Government to fast track passage of an Act that would regulate the practice of health laboratory services in Ghana.
The Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG), has added its voice in condeming government for the increase in fuel prices announced by the Ghana National Petroleum Coperation (GNPC) last Monday.
The Cape Coast Castle recorded a total of 89,018 tourists, as against 80,000 last year, Mr Robert Morgan Mensah, a Museum and Monuments Education Officer at the Cape Coast Castle told the GNA.
The Western Regional Canoe Fishermen Association, has commended President John Atta Mills for his efforts to develop the canoe fisheries sector by maintaining the old price for premix fuel.
The allocation of GH¢ 2.9 billion in this year’s budget for the health and education sectors reaffirms government’s commitment to offer quality life to the Ghanaian youth, Mr. Mark Owen Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, has said.
Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, the First Lady, has urged churches to help in the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to partner credible multinational organizations to achieve the “Better Ghana” agenda.
The Ghana Police Service has given the assurance that the selection process of its on-going recruitment exercise was a rigorous and transparent.
The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) has rolled out its electronic connectivity agenda for 2011, which includes setting Information, Communication and Technology centres in all nurses training institutions.
An Anaesthetist, at the Juaben Government Hospital, Dr Henry Brenya-Sarpong, has invited the media to join in the campaign to promote healthy lifestyles among the people.
A human rights activist, Mr Jonathan Osei Owusu has filed a suit at the Human Rights Court in Accra against Fan Milk Ghana Limited (FML) and Food and Drugs Board (FDB) for the alleged sale of expired Fanyogo products on the Ghanaian market.
The Paramount Chief of the Sekoti traditional area, Naba Sigri Bewong has noted that the challenges of education, especially that of children in the country, must not be left alone for government to solve.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) is currently working with stakeholders to secure insurance for farmers against the vagaries of the weather and other risks.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has promised the Muslim community of government’s continues support for a better and incident free hajj this year.
The Big 10 Club, a benevolent organization based in Techiman in Brong Ahafo, has donated quantities of assorted items valued at GH¢200 to Frankmay New Life Orphanage Home also in Techiman.
A GHC 110,000 six-bedroom bungalow, for the Forikrom Health Centre, has been inaugurated and handed-over to the community at Forikrom, near Techiman.
The Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Joseph Amenowode has met representatives of two families at Ziavi-Gboxome and Sokode-Gbogame in the Ho Municipal Area and expressed his gratitude to them for giving land for the siting of the Volta Region University of Health and Allied Sciences.
The Western Region recorded 11 deaths and 99 injuries in a number of road accidents during the Christmas festivities.
The Western Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Alhaji Sumani Mbo has reminded Ghanaians that using unapproved stretches and routes along major roads network was a crime punishable by law.
An Anaesthetist, at the Juaben Government Hospital Dr Henry Brenya-Sarpong, has invited the media to join in the campaign to promote healthy lifestyles among the people.
The Convention Peoples Party (CPP), has declared its intention to abolish the Basic Certificate Examination (BECE) system, if given the nod to rule the country.
The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has resumed operations after about two weeks shut down.
The management of Plan Ghana, an international child-centred NGO, has presented three cheques for GH¢21,000 to the National Cardiothoracic Centre of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, paving way for treatment of three children with heart problems.
Ali Chokosi, a blind person, has commended the former Deputy Minister for Energy, Dr Kwabena Donkor, for his contributions to the development of education in the Pru District of Brong Ahafo Region.
Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of the Ho Asogli Traditional Area, has challenged Ghanaian youths to take advantage of the business opportunities in the country instead of migrating to seek greener pastures outside.
The Brong Ahafo Regional branch of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) will recruit about 7000 more local fire volunteers to add to the existing 7000 to help fight fire incidents during the dry season.
Police Superintendent James Sarfo Peprah, Eastern Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), has warned that the police would not tolerate any assault on its officers, detailed for road traffic duties.
The Mayor of Accra, Mr. Alfred Vanderpuije has given landlords in the metropolis September this year deadline to provide toilets facilities in their homes or face prosecution.
The North Tongu District Chief Executive (DCE), Alhaji Bubey Dzinadu, has called on members of the society to respect the dignity of every Ghanaian no matter where they find themselves.
The World Bank is providing training in the area of agricultural risk management to various institutions in Ghana and Anglophone West Africa to equip them to identify opportunities and develop complementary products that help mitigate farmers’ risks.
Mr Moses Asaga, the Member of Parliament for Nabdam, has been honoured by the chiefs and people of the Sekoti Traditional Area for his hard work and dedication that has brought development to the area.
The Odotobri Rural Bank is funding the construction of a GH¢250,000 Community Centre complex at Jacobu in the Amansie Central District.
The District Director of Health Services in Awutu-Senya District, Mrs Patricia Antwi, has appealed to the Assembly to provide more public places of convenience and portable water to deprived communities in the area.
The Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) has called on the Government and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) to endeavour to avoid any future high quantum leap in fuel price adjustment, which had serious implications on business planning.
The Chief Farmer of Akuapim Susubiri in the Eastern Region, Opanyin Obuabi Mensah has urged the Ministry of Lands and Forestry to take a serious look at the fast rate at which the forest reserves and rain forests were being destroyed by chainsaw operators and mining companies in the country.
The Brong Ahafo Regional branch of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) will recruit about 7,000 more local fire volunteers to add to the existing 7,000 to help fight fire incidents during the dry season.
The Juaben Circuit Court has granted bail in the sum of GH¢450,000.00, to the acting accountant of the Sekyere East district mutual health insurance scheme, for allegedly embezzling GH¢32,582.00.
The District Chief Executive of Bunkpurugu Yunyoo, Hon Philip N. Laari has reiterated government’s committment to ensure that there is massive infrastructural development in the district .
President John Evans Atta Mills has removed the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Kofi Opoku from office.
Inflation for the year ending December 2010 fell to 8.58% from the 9.08% recorded in November 2010.
The Adansi Traditional Council (ATC) has distributed a total amount of GH¢6,500 as bursaries to 53 students in tertiary and second cycle schools at a ceremony at Fomena in the Adansi North District.
Four communities in the North-Tongu District of the Volta Region, have called on government to implement plans to address the economic problems confronting communities downstream the Volta Lake following the construction of the Akosombo Dam.
President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah as Ashanti Regional Minister.
The Atwima-Mponua District Assembly has built 30 classroom blocks within the past two years as part of efforts to end the holding of classes under trees.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama in a consultative meeting with organized labour, industry and other stakeholders came up with measures that would ameliorate the plight of Ghanaians, following the recent fuel price increases.
The Juaben Government Hospital has inaugurated a state-of-the-art laboratory to take care of all laboratory related services which were been referred to other hospitals including AIDS tests.
Patrons of the Wassa West National Health Insurance Scheme have appealed to the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly to relocate the scheme from the Tarkwa Community Centre to a more spacious and convenient place.
Some persons engaged as community teaching assistants by the National Youth Employment Program in Juapong in the Volta region are complaining they have not been paid their allowances for close to eight months now.
Na Bohagu Mahami Abudulai Sheriga, the Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, has commended the Catholic Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga for successfully mediating in key conflicts in his area.
The chief and people of Kandiga in the Kassena-Nankana East District have appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC) to ensure that people in the Atosale/Azaasi Electoral area exercise their franchise in the just ended district assembly election.
The Deputy Minister for Agriculture in charge of Fisheries Nii Amasamah Namoale, has challenged fishermen in theto justify their demand for increased allocation of premix fuel.
The Police have instructed that the bodies which were taken from the scene of the accident which occured Wednesday night at Diari near Savelugu in the Northern region, be returned to the morgue by the close of today.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended the Ghanaian National Committee after government failed to take agreed steps to ensure no political interference in the body.
Ghanaian peasant women farmers and traders lead the queue of cervical cancer sufferers in the country, statistics at the country’s two leading health facilities had revealed.
Teachers teaching in schools along the 20-kilometre Tinkong-Amanfrom feeder road in the Akuapem North District have appealed the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) to provide them with a welfare bus.
Rehabilitation work on the Birim Bridge at Akyem Oda which is being undertakne by the Ghana Highways Authority at a cost of GHC 210,000 is steadily progressing.
New structures for senior high schools in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis are still under construction and some of the schools have converted their libraries, dining halls and structures into dormitories.
The Eastern Regional National Democratic Congress (NDC) has congratulated the out-going Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, on his appointment as the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development.
The Tamale Metropolis has, for seven years been performing poorly at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
President Mills has dismissed 13 Municipal and District Chief Executives across the country.
About 160 communities in the Tamale Metropolis have now been connected to the national grid.
The Government of Ghana and the European Union (EU) have signed four financial agreements, totalling 26.0 million Euros to help reinforce the democratic environment for peaceful, transparent and credible elections in 2012.
The Biriwa Landing Beach Committee has realized GHC 167,48 from the sale of premix fuel in 16 months to support development project.
The Ghanaian-German Senior High and Vocational School at Atwima-Denchemuoso has been presented with 15 computers and accessories valued at €11,000.
Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has stated that the National Democratic Party (NDC) government has shown “too much leniency” in bringing corrupt officials of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration to book.
The President of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, has congratulated assembly members-elect on their victory in the hotly contested elections.
Ghana Cocoa, Coffee and Sheanut Farmers Association have commended government for increasing the producer price of cocoa three times since assuming office.
The Food and Beverages Association of Ghana commended Ghana Revenue Authority for exhibiting a high level of vigilance in arresting rice smugglers at the western corridor of the country.
Mr Joseph Bukari Nikpe, Member of Parliament (MP) for Saboba, has advised the youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to unite and embark on programmes that would win more votes for the party to retain power in 2012.
A Tamale High Court II presided over by His Lordship Kwame Ansu Gyeabour on Thursday January 13, 2011 quashed the Gonjaland Traditional Council’s purported de-skinment of Buipe-Wura Abdulai Jinapor II as the chief of Buipe, district capital of the Central Gonja District.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Talensi-Nabdam District of the Upper East Region, Mrs. Vivian Anafo has announced the Assembly’s preparedness to construct more classroom blocks for about 34 schools in the District that presently hold class sessions under trees.
Government workers will receive their monthly salary today, Friday, January 14, 2011 to enable them recover from their huge expenditure after the Christmas.
Four school children, and an adult, died in a tragic road accident, at Kwesimintin, a suburb of Takoradi, in the Western Region.
President John Evans Atta Mills has assured that Government would nurture the cocoa, coffee and sheanut industries and improve the lot of farmers to make them effective partners in building the Ghanaian economy.
The Chief Patron of Apeguso Citizens Association, Mr Fred Kwadwo Anorld has observed that that the chieftaincy disputes in Apeguso would affect the development of the area.
A cardinal principle of the Government’s new pay policy - “not to make workers worse off” - was violated when some workers of Ghana News Agency were paid less than their previous salaries under the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) in January 2010.
The Western Regional Coordinating Council has inaugurated an Operational Team to deal with any influx of displaced persons into the country should the hostilities in La Cote d’Ivoire worsened.
One of the victims of the Kwesimintin accident is to air lifted to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for treatment.
The Mayor of Accra, Mr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, has said his dream is to make Accra one of the finest cities in Africa.
The driver whose truck crushed to death four school children and a woman in the Western Region on Thursday has been arrested.
President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday joined a large crowd of mourners to pay their last respects to Squadron Leader Clend Sowu, immediate past Board Chairman of Electricity Company of Ghana, who died last November.
Out of seven women each who contested the district level election in Gomoa East and West respectively, only two won.
The government has been urged to publish the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) debt and how much has been redeemed in the media, on regular basis, to let the people know the true state of affairs.
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has donated five wheelchairs to five families at a short ceremony in Accra.
Mobile telecommunications giants, MTN, and the British High Commission in Accra have partnered to present promotional materials worth GH¢16,000 to the Ghana Police to help in driving public awareness of the use of the 18555 Crime Fighters Short Code.
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, out-going Eastern Regional Minister, has urged the media to be professional when reporting on activities of the security agencies and avoid reportage that could hinder their efforts to serve the nation.
HIV/AIDS cases in the Agona West Municipality increased from 103 in 2008 to 141 in 2009, Mr Eric Akobeng, Municipal HIV/AIDS Focal Person, has said.
National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters in the Agona West Municipality and Agona East District of the Central Region have expressed their sincere thanks to President John Evans Atta Mills for dismissing the municipal and district chief executives.
The Acting Chief Fire Officer, at the weekend urged personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to make judicious use of resources available to them to sustain the effective and efficient management and prevention of fires.
Mr Fritz Plange, Municipal Director of New Juaben Municipality of the National Service Scheme (NSS), has reminded service personnel that the national service exercise was an opportunity to learn new things at their respective postings.
Fourteen (14) out of the forty-eight (48) women which contested the recent District Assembly Elections in the Upper West Region won their seats.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Economic Commission for Africa, to provide technical assistance for the country’s street naming and house numbering project.
A group of supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Amansie Central district has vowed to resist the “disingenuous plot” by local party leaders to hound the District Chief Executive (DCE), out of office.
The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has appealed to the general public to handle all forms of naked fire with caution during the harmattan season.
The Psychiatric Hospital in Accra will today, Monday 17, 2011 start releasing treated patients to their families.
Participants at the 62nd Annual New Year School and Conference have recommended the change of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) to the National Youth Empowerment Scheme.
A Disease Control Officer of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has called for some form of modification of the local names of HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB).
Former Ghanaian President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, on Saturday January 15, said it is not possible to destroy the National Democratic Congress (NDC) because the party represents the conscience of the people.
The Adomi Bridge which provides a key link between the Eastern and Volta regions is to be closed for most of the day for the next three weeks to allow rehabilitation works.
The President would cut the sod for work to begin on the Western Region Railway line on January 27 this year, Madam Betty Busumtwi-Sam, Deputy Western Regional Minister said at the weekend.
Eight hundred and seventy one (871) youth in the Tamale Metropolis were supported with an interest- free facility of GH¢ 220,620 under the Youth in Agriculture Programme last year.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has appealed to officials of theNational Democratic Congress (NDC) to support the Executive to fulfil the dreams of President John Evans Atta Mills “Better Ghana” agenda.
News reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that several shops at Agbogbloshie Market located in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly have been burnt down.
President J.E.A Mills is to cut the sod for work to begin on the Western Region Railway line on January 27 this year, the Deputy Western Regional Minister, Madam Betty Busumtwi-Sam has announced.
The intended closure of the Adomi Bridge has been suspended indefinitely.
At least 150 refugees from Cote d’Ivoire have entered the Western Region, Mr Japheth Baidoo, Western Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organization, has said.
A group calling itself “Concerned Woodworkers at Anloga in Kumasi” has appealed to the government to ensure their relocation to the Sokoban Wood Village.
The government is to build a school and a clinic for the people of the Dodi Island this year as a first step towards providing the island people with some basic social amenities.
Mankessim, one of the leading market centres in the country, is to benefit from 200 household and 10 public toilets to improve sanitation in the town.
The Sissala West District Chief Executive, Hon. Robert Baka Wavei, has reiterated the government’s commitment to developing rural communities to make them attractive and possibly reduce rural urban drift.
The absence of a standard blood bank refrigerator at Agona Swedru government hospital has made it extremely difficult for the workers of the laboratory to preserve blood for a longer time.
In order to achieve the dream of having more trained scientist to facilitate the socio-economic growth of the nation, Cape Coast Member of Parliament (MP) has established a Science Resource Centre in the Metropolis.
President Atta Mills’ stance on the crisis in Ivory Coast has been given a major boost by the Africa Group of the United Nations Security Council.
Out-going Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has appealed to chiefs and people in the region to release lands to government for development projects in the region.
Bushfires continue to wreak havoc on large tracts of rice farms in the Northern Region, where farmers are saddled with the problem of inadequate machinery for harvest.
President J.E.A Mills has ordered the Military Command to intervene in the Keta Municipal worm invasion.
Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), has called for the creation of accelerated communication strategy to enhance public education on the usage of nuclear technology and biotechnologies in Africa.
The government is to build a school and a clinic for the people of the Dodi Island this year as a first step towards providing the island people with some basic social amenities.
Mr Tom Budu, Akyemmansa, Birim South District Chief Executive has called on traditional rulers to use annual festivals as a platform to fight indiscipline.
A friendly football encounter between Maks Publication and The Community Hospital showcased the fitness of the managers and staff from the two corporate bodies.
The Speaker of Parliament, Mrs Joyce Bamford-Addo has set up a 20-member adhoc committee to investigate circumstances leading to the poor conduct of last year’s District Assembly election.
The outgoing Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has said the courts have not helped security agencies to stem the tide of illegal mining in the Region.
The Atwima-Mponua constituency executives of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), have expressed confidence in the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area, Madam Theresa Adomako-Tawiah.
An executive member of the Sefwi-Wiawso branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Mr Adjei Manso has appealed to the national union leadership to settle a case in which 11 of the branch’s members are standing trial.
Seven kiosks at the Madina Zongo Junction in Accra got burnt to ashes on Monday dawn following an alleged electrical fire outbreak.
Chief Executive Officer of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has appealed to staff of the hospital to take advantage of the facility’s Research Fund to conduct research relevant to improve clinical care and influence policy.
Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMC) has called for a national debate on full deregulation of the petroleum sector.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), on Tuesday, said the mapping of Ghana Education Service (GES) employees onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) had been completed.
Brigadier General John Aduley Kwasie of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has been appointed Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNAMIL).
The Pest and Insect Infestation Committee of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has unveiled a new chemical receptive to aquatic life to help eradicate the worms that have invaded some communities in the Volta Region.
Ghana is to set up a Hospitality and Tourism University to enable the country to meet global human resource standards for the hospitality industry, Mr Tetteh Nettey, President Meridian pre-University College, has said.
The Right to Information Coalition on Tuesday expressed concern about the delay in the passage of the Right to Information Bill.
A total of 75 women, out of 198, who stood for the District Assembly Elections in the Eastern Region were elected into the various assemblies.
Cabinet has approved a financing agreement for the construction of 12 district hospitals and technical training institutions.
Nineteen people have reportedly been killed in a head-on collision between a 23-seater 207 Benz bus and a Swaraj Mazda cab at a spot near Winneba Junction, while two school children have also been reported killed after their Ford school bus overturned at Teshie.
The practice and promotion of peace is a powerful tool of diplomacy that has all-too-often been misunderstood, especially in Africa. This became clear to me recently when Ghana claimed a position of peace and nonviolence in regards to the recent developments in its neighboring country, Cote d’Ivoire.
School children in the Central Gonja District, are worried about the poor attitude of teachers in the district to work.
South Tongu District is to put in place measures to ensure that the reproductive and sexual health rights of adolescents and young people are respected, the District Chief Executive of the area, Mr Daniel Amelorku, has said.
The First Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, has asked Ghanaian children to study hard to become responsible citizens in future.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government would through its Economic Management Team hold discussions with the Bank of Ghana and commercial banks to rationalise interest rates.
A biometric passport application centre was has been officially opened at Adum, in Kumasi, by the Foreign Minister, Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, with a pledge to speed up the decentralization of the new system.
Frequent power outages at Adum-Kwanwoma, a fast-growing community near Kumasi, is now over, with the supply of three transformers to the town by the Energy Ministry.
The National Gas Infrastructure Taskforce, has visited the Osagyefo Power Badge at Efasu in the Jomoro District of the Western Region, to acquaint themselves of the gas infrastructural project.
The Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Alfred Vanderpuije has stated that the assembly would endeavour to ensure that contractors responsible for refuse collection operate efficiently and effectively.
A team of experts from the Ghana Armed Forces have arrived at Keta to review the situation of the army worm invasion and also render support to the District Assembly and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to eradicate the worms.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashietey has presented items worth GH¢3,000 to some residents of a compound house at Abeka Nii Boi Town, a suburb in Accra, whose properties were destroyed by fire last Monday.
The Deputy Managing Director of Metro Mass Transit Company (MMT), Mr Martin Afram has called for an integrated effort by stakeholders, to solve problems affecting the transport industry.
A 16-year-old nursing mother whose two breasts have been removed as a result of breast cancer has appealed to the public for assistance.
Hundreds of sympathizers on Tuesday thronged the family house of Awurakua Smith, one of the children killed in last Thursday’s tragic motor accident in Takoradi, to mourn with the family at a burial ceremony.
The proposed National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) one time premium is to start in June this year.
The long awaited spraying of the worms which have invaded some communities in the Keta Municipality is to start today.
The dry atmospheric conditions over the country will persist with poor visibility throughout Wednesday, according to the weather forecast issued in Accra by the Ghana Meteorological Agency.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Esikadu/Ketan, Hon. Joe Ghartey has called for the repeal of the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill because it is loaded with numerous amendments.
Nana Kofi Yirenkyi also known as “Jesus One Touch”, Founder and General Overseer of Jesus Blood Ministry, at Oblogo Manchester in Accra has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for defiling his 10-year-old daughter.
The District Chief Executive for Lower Manya Krobo, Hon.Isaac Tetteh Agbo has reiterated that President John Evans Atta Mills’ government would never undertake programmes and policies that would not benefit Ghanaians.
The Ghana Armed Forces on Tuesday took delivery of 107 eace-Keeping vehicles from the Republic of Chad, at the Tema Harbour.
An appeal has been made to newly elected assembly members to ensure that on-going development projects, started by their predecessors, are successfully completed.
A delegation led by the President of the Intercontinental Development
Corporation, IDC, Ekram Miller, has called on the Vice President, John Mahama, in Accra.
The Eastern Regional Division of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) recorded a total of 2,403 criminal cases last year.
The following is the official government position on publications alleging that First Lady Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills gave US First Lady, Michelle Obama, a gold watch worth $48,000 in 2009 when the US First Family visited Ghana.
Twenty-four (24) teachers and three non-teaching staff of the Ghana Education Service, received awards at the 2010 Western Regional Best Teacher and Worker Awards Presentation ceremony at Fijai near Takoradi.
The Afigya-Kwabre District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku Kaakyire, has threatened to terminate jobs awarded to non-performing contractors.
The Takoradi Local Office of the Support Service Division of the Ghana Revenue Agency (GRA), formerly known as VAT Service, has announced plans to commerce strict enforcement of its regulations.
The Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC) has asked the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL) to provide the public adequate notice of its water rationing programme.
About 5,042 free school uniforms and 159,486 exercise books have been distributed to schools in the Bawku West District.
The Aflao/Denu portion of the Accra/Aflao highway would be expanded into a dual-carriageway, Mr. Alex Segbefia, Deputy Chief of Staff, has said.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) says the mapping of employees of the Ghana Education Service (GES) onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) has been completed.
The Member of Parliament for Nkwanta South Constituency, Mr. Gershon Gbediame has presented 47 streetlights to the three institutions in the district to enhance the lighting situation at night in the district.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI), Mahama Ayariga, says Ghana is poised for growth through government’s prudent economic policies and programmes.
Government has indicated that the effective date for ministers affected by the recent reshuffle to assume their new positions is today, January 21.
Shop owners around the Tarkwa Central Market have expressed their displeasure at the sudden increase in store rents in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality by the assembly without consulting or informing the traders.
Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL), major operators at the Jubilee Field, has began a three-day workshop on the oil and gas industry for 60 stakeholders in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
As part of measures to address shortcomings of the current provider payment under the National Health Insurance Scheme, a capitation payment system is to be piloted in the Ashanti Region.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) would be issuing guidelines recommending against the use of serology tests for tuberculosis because they may be causing more harm than good in high burden countries.
The Asante-Akim North Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Thomas Osei-Bonsu has counselled the youth against provocative dresses, which he said, was fuelling the spread of the HIV-AIDS infection.
The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Ms. Betty Bosomtwi-Sam, has called for multi-sector approach in combating bushfires, domestic and industrial fire outbreaks.
Barely three weeks into 2011, the country has been bedevilled with over 500 road accidents resulting in the deaths of 123 lives.
The management of Accra Psychiatric Hospital has successfully repatriated the first batch of 30 cured inmates out of the 600 due for repatriation by the end of June this year.
Mr. John Awuni, Corporate Affairs Director of Finatrade Group of Companies, a leading rice importer on Thursday lauded the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for recently slapping 200 per cent tax penalty on rice smugglers.
Members of Parliament on Friday held a close door meeting to come out with a proposal defining the terms and conditions for an increase in their personal emoluments.
The National Health Insurance Scheme Manager for the Sekondi Sub-Metropolitan area, Mr. Charles Osei Amoako Enti, has urged politicians to desist from politicizing health issues.
The Member of Parliament for Ahafo Ano North, Hon. Richard Akuoko Adiyia has said that Ghanaians must discontinue blaming causes of road accidents on witches and wizards and rather fight the indiscipline on the roads.
President John Evans Atta Mills, noting the repercussions of the Ivorian crisis on African democracies, has repeated Ghana’s position of non-interference in the internal matters of sister African countries.
The Ashanti Region Police Domestic Violence and Victims’ Support Unit (DOVVSU), recorded a total of 1,023 cases of parental neglect in year 2010.
Mr Daniel Amlalo, Executive Director of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has called on stakeholders to support efforts by the Agency to stop the use of lorry tyres by butchers for the singeing of meat in the country.
Brong Ahafo Regional Co-ordinator of the Guinea worm Eradication Programme, Mr David Menka, has stated that Ghana was on course to eradicate the disease if it does not record any case by July this year.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government would commit adequate resources towards the fight against HIV and AIDS and other diseases in the country.
Some members of the Tarkwa-Nsuaem National Democratic Congress (NDC) have described as unfortunate negative campaigns being organised by some party members and constituency executives for the removal of Mrs. Christina Kobinah, the Municipal Chief Executive of Tarkwa.
The Ministry of Health has congratulated Dr Ken Sagoe, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH), for being honoured by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) with its highest award, Fellow of the GMA.
Credible Information gathered by Citi News indicates Members of Parliament are set to recommend that their salaries be pegged at Gh¢7,000 per month.
Communities in the Gomoa West District in the Central Region which have initiated some development projects on their own have received assistance from the Member of Parliament for the area, Mr Francis Kojo Arthur.
Mr Robert Kempes Papa Nii Ofosuware, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has advised residents in the Metropolis, to ensure that programmes aimed at tidying up their environments were sustained.
The Ghana Environmental Awareness Association (GEAA) has called on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to demolish dilapidated structures in the city, which pose a danger to life and property.
The Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Elias Sory has confirmed there are reported cases of cholera outbreak in some parts of the City, Accra and in the central Region.
Officials of the Afigya Kwabre District in the Ashanti region say they can no longer depend on internally generated funds and the common fund for its developmental programmes.
Corrupt public officials including criminals would be dealt with equally, fairly and in accordance with the constitution without favour or affection, Mr Martin Amidu, Minister of Attorney General and Justice has warned.
The Foods and Drugs Board (FDB) has warned the public not to patronise seven herbal preparations of Se Manhyia Herbal Centre located off Obuom Road at Kasoa in the Central Region because they are dangerous.
Arrangement for the construction of a modern library Complex at Winneba, by Twinning City of Charlottesville, Virginia, in the US, under a sister Cities relationship, is completed.
Togbe Afede XIV, President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, has challenged the Chinese Government to explore investment opportunities in the Region, describing the Volta Basin as a “treasure-trove of various important minerals”.
After securing $13 billion, which was approved by Parliament to construct 30,000 housing units for the security agencies, the Government of Ghana has gone back to the capital market, this time, to borrow $1.4 billion to construct rail lines from Tema to Accra, and through Koforidua to Kumasi.
The Pro-Vice Chancellor (Pro-VC) of the University of Education, Winneba, Prof. Mawutor Avoke, has observed that though Parliament has passed the disability bill, there is lack of official will at the district and national levels to implement its provisions.
The UK government is to give Ghana 36 million pounds of UK aid from the Department for International Development (DFID) to support the country’s budget.
Tullow Oil, producers of Ghana’s crude oil at the Jubilee field and Vitol, marketers of the product have reacted to what they described as incorrect media coverage relating to the value of the crude.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly, (AMA) has warned encroachers that it will soon embark on a demolition exercise along railway lines within its jurisdiction.
The Volta Regional House of Chiefs and the Volta Region Development Agency (VODA), on Saturday held a special durbar in honour of Mr Gong Jianzhong, ChineseAmbassador in Ghana.
Children in some worm infested communities in the Volta Region have resorted to drinking alcohol to prevent the pain of being bitten by the worms
One person has been confirmed dead, following an outbreak of cholera in some parts of the capital city Accra and the Central Region.
There is acute shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in most gas filling stations in Accra, causing long winding queues at these stations.
Citi News can confirm that barring any last minute difficulties, the much-anticipated sod-cutting ceremony for work to begin on the 10 billion dollar STX Housing project will happen on January 27, 2011.
Construction work has begun on a new bridge over River Djokpa on the Ayikuma-Doryumu road in the Dangme West District.
Mr Nicholas Nimo, President of CECON, an NGO formed by accident victims has appealed to drivers to observe rules and regulations on the road to avoid rampant road accidents in the country.
Investigations by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in the Koforidua Municipality has indicated there is an increasing public concern about the sudden increase of mad people in the area.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) will in the first week of March 2011 embark on a massive demolition exercise at Atafoa Boahia. About 70 unauthorized houses have been penciled for demolition.
Madam Betty Busumtwi-Sam, Deputy Western Regional Minister, said at the weekend that government would ensure that physically challenged children got effective access to education, training and healthcare services.
The Affordable Housing Project started by the former administration at Asokore-Mampong in Ashanti, has been taken over by squatters.
A mechanized Small Town Water System will soon be constructed for the Devego and Xipe communities in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region.
An estimated amount of GH¢ 3,298,555.00 worth of properties, were lost in fire outbreaks in the Tema Metropolis, last year, (2010).
Mr Adjei Manso, an executive member of the Sefwi-Wiawso branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), has appealed to the national union leadership to settle a case in which 11 of the branch’s members are standing trial.
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has adjudged the Ho Mutual Health Insurance Scheme the best in the Volta Region.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) has initiated moves to generate 100 megawatts of wind and solar power by the end of this year at the cost of $40 million.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Saboba constituency in the Northern Region, Hon. Joseph Bukari Nikpe has initiated moves in collaboration with World Vision, an international NGO, to address the perennial mass failures in examinations, especially among Junior High school pupils in the District.
The Tema Regional Police have arrested two persons who were caught re-labelling suspected expired milk at a hideout in Ashaiman.
A farmer at Kontonho near Kofiase in the Asante-Mampong municipality, Opanin Yaw Dente, has appealed to the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to form functional fire volunteer squads in all farming communities to check wildfires.
Mr Nicholas Nimo, President of CECON, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) formed by accident victims has appealed to drivers to observe rules and regulations on the road to avoid rampant road accidents in the country.
Fishermen and fishmongers in Apam have commended the government for not increasing the prices of pre-mix fuel and kerosene.
Progress at the consideration stage of the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill stalled on Tuesday for lack of consensus on contentious clauses that could change the destiny of the bill.
The General Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU) has organised a workshop to mobilise and organise small scale farmers and agricultural workers to campaign for the right to food and food security in the country.
The Energy Commission (EC) with support from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) has developed a toolkit that would support renewable energy resources to analysis, planning and a policy formulation instrument.
The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) is staging a demonstration in Accra today, Wednesday 26, 2011 against the recent fuel price increases and its effect on the cost of living in the country.
The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) has kicked against military intervention in the Ivorian political power struggle and declared: “No war in Cote d’Ivoire, No forceful eviction of embattled President Laurent Gbagbo.”
Mrs Catherine Haizel, Chief Executive Officer of I- TEXON Ghana, a management solution firm called on parents and guardians to be more concerned about the quality of education offered to their children and wards.
The Red Colobus monkey is almost extinct in the country due to destruction of their natural habitat and hunting.
Senior High School (SHS) students who are scheduled to write their final examination in May this year have been given a special dispensation to enter the various public universities by October this year.
President Mills has directed the Ministry of Roads and Highways to construct the proposed dual carriage road through the main lane of the Aflao Township.
The Russian government has extended a scholarship package to 10 Ghanaians to be trained in value chain management in the quest to achieve 90 per cent local content in the oil and gas industry by 2020.
The Food and Drugs Board, FDB, has cautioned the public against purchasing and consuming Crown Long Thai Grain Fragrance Rice, imported and distributed by TAJ Investment Limited.
Medical Officers have been asked to be more cautious in the prescription and dispensing of "Nimesulide" to patients, especially children.
The Executive Director of the Sissala Literacy and Development Programme (SILDEP), Mr Moses Luri has stated that, the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG), would be a mirage in the Sissala East and West districts, unless massive investments were made to develop road infrastructure in the area.
Two separate group of demonstrators today hit the streets in the capital cities of Accra and Kumasi to bring home their demands to the
President John Evans Atta Mills, will today Thursday 27, 2011 cut sod at the Ghana Police Training Depot at Tesano, in Accra to kick start the construction of 30,000 housing units for security services in the country.
President Mills says Ghana is now capable than ever before in the fight against narcotic drugs.
The President of the Greater Accra and Eastern Regional branch of the Seed Producers Association of Ghana (SEEDPAG), Mr Mackeon Frimpong, has called on members of the association to invest in equipment to help improve upon the quality of seeds they produce.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has called on contractors working on the Mamponse drainage system to clear all structures on the way of the drain to enable them complete work on time.
Ms Ophelia Koomson, Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has challenged the newly elected assembly members in the area to forget about their party affiliations and work as a team to move the municipality forward.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Miss Ruby Sandhu-Rajon has commended the Regent of Dagbon, Kapankuya-Na Yukubu Abdulai Andani, and the chiefs and people of Dagbon for the peace prevailing in Yendi and the entire Dagbon Traditional Area.
The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) has begun investigations into allegations of child trafficking at the Hohoe Christian Orphanage.
Ghana currently has no documented evidence of artemisinin resistance but measures are being put in place to detect resistance as soon as they appear, Dr Felicia Owusu-Antwi, Country Advisor on Malaria of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Ghana office, said in Accra.
Top-notched Pan-Africa musicians from Ghana are set for artistic performances in North America this year. Together with a group of eminent chiefs, cultural and tourist administrators, media personnel, trade specialists, and business executives, they will be leaving Ghana, for a three (3) month tour to the United States of America and Canada respectively.
The third person who was declared missing in Wednesday’s clash between the youth of Dawu and Abiriw over a disputed parcel of land, has been found dead.
A rain storm has caused extensive destruction to property with six people sustaining serious injuries at Obogu in the Asante Akim South district of Ashanti.
President J.E.A Mills today broke the ground in a symbolic manner to
signify the start for the construction of 30,000 housing units for security services in the country.
Calm has returned to Abiriw in the Akuapim North District after clashes between two communities left one person dead on Wednesday.
The Minister for Water Resources Works and Housing, Hon. Alban Sumana Bagbin has indicated that a contract sum of GH¢63,000 was awarded in late 2010 to rehabilitate the Owabi Dam.
President John Evans Atta Mills would today, January 28, attend the 28th Summit of Head of States and Governments in Ethiopia.
Parliament in an elegy has extolled Ms Theresa Tagoe former Member of Parliament (MP) for having enriched and positively affected many lives with her generosity.
The Tema Metropolitan Health Directorate has a series of sensitization programmes to educate the public on cholera outbreaks.
The Offinso Municipality recorded a total of 720 teenage pregnancies, last year, the Municipal Director of Health Services, Mr Francis Osei has announced.
The Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, Most Reverend Charles Palmer-Buckle has called on media practitioners to desist from politicization and polarization of issues in the media to promote development.
Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, has inaugurated the Sekondi-Takoradi Biometric Passport Application Centre (PAC) in Sekondi.
Dr Audrey Gadzekpo, a senior lecturer, School of Communications Studies, University of Ghanahas noted that the absence of broadcasting law had contributed to the inundation of the media landscape with unprofessional conducts.
Board Members of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), led by the Board Chairman, Mr Francis Yaw Garko, in the Garu-Tempane District in the Upper East Region toured about 24 water project sites in the district.
The Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) discredited the perception that a fully deregulated petroleum sector will lead to price hikes and manipulation by the oil marketing companies.
Mr Eric Opoku, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has underscored the Government’s commitment to providing requisite facilities for quality and relevant education at the basic, second cycle and tertiary education levels to adequately prepare the youth for responsibilities in the future.
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation is set to lift its Jubilee crude cargo by the second week of March.
Municipal and District Assemblies in the Upper West Region have been called upon to invest more in children in their districts.
Klefe Youth Development Association (KYDA) has presented seven flat screen desk-top computers with accessories to Klefe-Atsatime and Klefe-Dome Juniour High Schools.
The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ms Sherry Ayittey has expressed her concern about thehaphazard development of human settlements, especially in the urban areas.
The cholera outbreak reported in parts of the country by the Ghana Health Service, has claimed three lives in the Greater Accra Region.
An NGO, Movement Against Accidents has been inaugurated in Cape Coast.
The Volta Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin, has said that for the past six months the Ho Municipal area had not had any armed robbery.
Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) would on Monday disseminate preliminary results for the 2010 Population and Housing Census, which took place on Census Night Sunday, September 26, 2010.
The Sekyere Central District Director of Health Service, Mr Cletus Opoku Amankwaah, has expressed concern about the growing number of still births in the area.
Reports monitored by ghanadistricts.com has it that two separate accidents have occurred of which scores of people are feared dead.
Ghana has been elected to serve on the African Union’s Advisory Board on Corruption.
Mr Paa Kwesi Yankey, the new Chairman of University of Ghana Alumni Association (UGAA), has said he would work with the University authorities to set aside a day in its calendar to organise a job fair and an advisory centre for the students.
The Frafra Islamic Foundation has appealed to the Police for protection of their land at Oshuiman near Nsakena in the Ga District from trespassers.
The Government has unveiled its plan to build ultra modern markets in all the regional, district capitals and major towns of Ghana.
A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Jomoro Constituency, Mr Lee Ocran, has advised members of the party to work and ensure that the party wins the seat from the current incumbent.
Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Transport, has called for road safety education to be targeted at children, especially those below 10 years.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the United Kingdom would double its current contribution to polio eradication.
Members of the Ghana National Seed Producers Association (GNSPA), have appealed to the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service, to act quickly and immunise the people of Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions against Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM), to avoid a possible outbreak.
The Food and Drugs Board has raised the alarm over the distribution and sale of what it says are fake corned beef products on the market. The Board has arrested man said to be a retailer of the dangerous products.
Help Age international, an Ireland-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), in collaboration with Compassion Africa Aged Foundation, has rolled out a training programme to empower the aged, at Anloga, in Kumasi.
Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawasi, has called on the ward and constituency executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to double their efforts, by reaching out to the constituents to explain government policies and programmes to them.
President John Evans Atta Mills has called on African leaders to be driven by shared values that will ensure the integration of the African continent.
The Hohoe Municipal Hospital have received support of medical equipments worth GH¢3,000 from the Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional Area, Togbega Gabusu VI.
Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI)has reiterated government’s support and participation at regional, bilateral and multilateral trade levels to ensure that Ghana’s interests are secured for the development of the country.
Thirty-three teaching and non-teaching staff in the Lawra District of the Upper West Region have been honoured at a ceremony at Lawra.
Work has begun on the multi- billion dollar Jubilee Gas Project to harness the country’s natural gas deposits with the laying of flow lines to pipe the gas from the Jubilee Field to the Jomoro District of the Western Region.
The chairman of the National Media Commission , Mr. Kabral Blay Amihere has called on government to support the media to reach its heights.
The management of Agricultural Development Bank(ADB) have assured Ghanaians that the bank is poised for a brighter future.
The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has directed all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the region to as a matter of urgency clear their various jurisdiction of filth.
The Agricultural Development Bank(ADB) has called on government to support it in areas deemed necessary to ensure the bank performs in its best and ranks amongst the best.
The Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at the National Road Safety Commission, Mr. David Osafo Adoteng, has said the Commission is incorporating road safety education into the national curriculum.
The Musicians on Pan Africa Tour(MOPATOUR) to North America 2011 has been launched in Accra
Heavy duty truck have been warned not to ply the road after 6pm.
Two traditional leaders have hailed prominent and well organised musicians for their efforts to support Pan -Africanism in Ghana and abroad especially in the USA.
By the end of February 2011, the ban on the importation and sale of
second-hand undergarments will take full effect.