AHANTA WEST :
Ballot box snatched at Ahanta West after assembly elections Takoradi, Dec. 31, GNA — The Western Regional Crime Officer, Mr. James Kofi Abraham, has said one of the ballot boxes containing the ballot papers was snatched
Saturday, January 01 2011

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.

(AMANASE) SUHUM/KRABOA/COALTAR :
Chief advocates promotion of traditional music
Saturday, January 01 2011

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.

(NUNGUA) LEDZOKUKU-KROWOR :
Ministry of Education relocates O’Reilly SHS
Saturday, January 01 2011

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.

BAWKU :
UE to benefit from $75 million IDA assistance
Saturday, January 01 2011

Upper East Region has been earmarked to benefit from a $75 million credit facility from the International Development Association to improve on urban and rural water supply and sanitation projects in the country in 2011.

YENDI :
Water crisis to be thing of the past
Saturday, January 01 2011

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), is installing three mechanised boreholes to pump water to Yendi in March 2011, to end the frequent water shortages  that afflicts the more than 75,000 residents.

EAST GONJA :
Yagbonwura commends security agencies
Saturday, January 01 2011

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.

(HAIN) JIRAPA :
Chief grateful to gov’t for opening a police station
Saturday, January 01 2011

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.

LASSIA-TUOLU :
NMC expresses concern about inadequate media presence in UWR
Saturday, January 01 2011

The National Media Commission has expressed concern about the inadequate presence of media houses, especially radio stations in the Upper West Region.

NATIONAL :
Prez Mills calls for unity for development
Saturday, January 01 2011

The President J.E.A Mills has asked Ghanaians to be grateful to God for their lives and the achievements in 2010.

(MANFO) AHAFO ANO NORTH :
COCOBOD vows to protect the integrity of Ghana’s cocoa
Sunday, January 02 2011

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.

(KASOA) AWUTU-SENYA :
Christians urged to persevere in their duties
Sunday, January 02 2011

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.

(BEGORO) FANTEAKWA :
PNC supporters urged to respect party structures
Sunday, January 02 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
NGO cleans up Aboabo-Number-Two
Sunday, January 02 2011

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.

(SUHUM) SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR :
Parents urged to invest in wards education
Sunday, January 02 2011

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.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
Foundation lauds Govt’s desire to improve cocoa production
Sunday, January 02 2011

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.

ACCRA :
With oil, there should be equal opportunities for all - Kufuor
Sunday, January 02 2011

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.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
Farmer fines for setting house ablaze
Sunday, January 02 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Political leaders urged to stop the blame game in 2011
Sunday, January 02 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Asantehene, former President Kufuor dedicate themselves to God
Monday, January 03 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.

(KUANO) SUHUM /KRABOA /COALTAR :
Cocoa farmers urged allow infested trees to be cut down
Monday, January 03 2011

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.

(TEMA) TMA : Manage nation’s oil resources properly- ICU
Monday, January 03 2011

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.

AJUMAKO/ENYAN/ESSIAM
: Twenty-two injured as Taxi runs into jubilant crowd
Monday, January 03 2011

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.

(HALF ASSINI) JOMORO : No refugees recorded in Jomoro district-NADMO
Monday, January 03 2011

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.

(AKANTENG) WEST AKIM :
Small scale miners urged to reclaim land after mining
Monday, January 03 2011

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA to prosecute homes & offices without toilets
Monday, January 03 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA
: Forty-seven deliveries recorded on New Year’s Day in Kumasi
Monday, January 03 2011

Forty-seven babies were delivered in five government hospitals in the Kumasi Metropolis on New Year’s day.

NATIONAL :
Ghana, Libya sign labour exchange agreement
Monday, January 03 2011

Government has entered into an agreement with its Libyan counterpart to provide labour assistance to citizens of both countries.

NATIONAL :
Fuel prices go up
Tuesday, January 04 2011

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has announced a 25-30 percent price increases for petroleum products with effect from Tuesday January 4, 2011.

YENDI :
Prisons call for assistance
Tuesday, January 04 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. 

BONGO :
Gov’t will fulfil promise to the north –Amidu
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

(FIELMUA) SISSALA WEST :
MP expresses disappointment at BECE results
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM :
Akwatia demands a district status
Tuesday, January 04 2011

The chiefs and opinion leaders in the Akwatia Constituency in the Eastern Region, has called on Government to make the constituency a substantive district. 

(ADAKLU-GOEFE) HO :
US NGO donates to pupils at Adaklu-Goefe
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA:
There is no rift between Regional Minister and party
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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. 

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Journalists urged to respect the right of children to privacy
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Transport fares up18%
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Fuel price causes confusion
Tuesday, January 04 2011

Fuel price increase announced by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) on Monday has created confusion between some passengers and drivers in Sekondi-Takoradi.

LOWER MANYA KROBO :
communities in Lower Manya Krobo receive TV sets
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

BAWKU :
Bawku Municipality makes progress
Tuesday, January 04 2011

The Municipal Chief Executive for Bawku, Hon. Musah Abdulai has said the Municipality was fast regaining its stature after intermittent conflict.

SUNYANI :
Educational reforms need modernization - Mr Imoro
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana to lift first oil to International Market
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

IVORY COAST :
Mission to replace Gbagbo ’fails’
Tuesday, January 04 2011

A delegation of African leaders has apparently failed to persuade incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast to stand down following disputed polls.

NATIONAL :
Cabinet reshuffle underway
Tuesday, January 04 2011

Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that President John Evans has made changes to his government.

HO :
Ho gets busy after long holiday
Tuesday, January 04 2011

Workers and traders in the Ho Township on Tuesday made a quick come back to work after a long New Yearholiday break.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Prisoner climbs mast...in protest of transfer
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
NHIA receives commendation
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

ACCRA :
SSNIT increases pension payment
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Health sector to focus on MDGs 4&5 and Family Planning
Tuesday, January 04 2011

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.

HO :
Market women threaten demonstration over state of market
Tuesday, January 04 2011

Market women in the Ho Central Market are planning to demonstrate in protest over what they claimed was the “bad” state of the market.    

WA :
Minister commends security agencies
Tuesday, January 04 2011

Alhaji Issahaque Salia, Upper West Regional Minister, has commended security agencies for maintaining law and order that has enhanced sustainable peace in the communities.  

ACCRA :
Millennium Challenge Corporation happy with projects in Ghana
Wednesday, January 05 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Reshuffle: Zita, Tettey-Enyo out?
Wednesday, January 05 2011

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.

(BONWIRE) EJISU-JUABEN :
Let’s stick to professional ethics - Headmaster
Wednesday, January 05 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.

ACCRA :
President to meet press Friday
Wednesday, January 05 2011

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.

(TEMA) TMA :
Midwife calls on government to stop free delivery
Wednesday, January 05 2011

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.

WA :
Passengers in Wa complain about increase in lorry fares
Wednesday, January 05 2011

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.

SUNYANI :
Regional Minister calls for concerted efforts to achieve national goals
Wednesday, January 05 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
KMA to use legitimate force to decongest Business District
Wednesday, January 05 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
AFAG gives gov’t ten days ultimatum to review fuel prices
Wednesday, January 05 2011

Pressure group Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has given the government a 10-day ultimatum to reduce petroleum prices or face its wrath.

WA :
Seventy-five accidents claim 40 lives in Wa
Wednesday, January 05 2011

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.

(DABOASE) MPOHOR WASSA EAST :
Police arrests candidate, three polling agents
Wednesday, January 05 2011

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Chiefs call for solution Akwapim chieftaincy problem
Wednesday, January 05 2011

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

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
NPP caucus in Parliament calls for fuel price review
Wednesday, January 05 2011

The NPP Caucus in Parliament has called on the government to review the fuel price increases to alleviate the plight of Ghanaians.

HO :
Parents want school fees delayed
Thursday, January 06 2011

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. 

(AKIM OSINO) FANTEAKWA :
Assembly members urged to pay attention to sanitation
Thursday, January 06 2011

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. 

ACCRA :
Tobacco Bill likely to be passed this year
Thursday, January 06 2011

Out going Health Minister Benjamin Kumbuor has revealed that the controversial Tobacco Bill is likely to be passed later in the year.

ACCRA :
Prez Mills has cleaned up Ghana’s image - Koku Anyidoho
Thursday, January 06 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Ghana targets US$5b from non-traditional exports
Thursday, January 06 2011

Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry said Ghana was targeting about five billion dollars from non-traditional exports by 2015.

MAMPONG :
MCE urges Ghanaians to rally behind gov’t
Thursday, January 06 2011

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.

(DROBO) JAMAN :
Students urged to be serious with studies
Thursday, January 06 2011

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.

KUMASI :
NDC Old Guards Association cautions against greed
Thursday, January 06 2011

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA to arrest ‘stray’ children
Thursday, January 06 2011

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says it will soon start prosecuting parents and guardians who leave their children to stray.

(WALEWALE) WEST MAMPRUSI :
NDC youth want DCE dismissed
Thursday, January 06 2011

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.

(DOKROCHEWA) SUHUM RABOA-COALTAR :
Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar communities appeal for road rehabilitation
Thursday, January 06 2011

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.

TEMA :
Midwife calls on gov’t to stop free delivery
Thursday, January 06 2011

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.

LOWER MANYA KROBO:
President Mills reaches out.
Thursday, January 06 2011

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.

WA :
Fire outbreaks destroy property in Upper West Region
Thursday, January 06 2011

The Upper West Region recorded 91 fire outbreaks from January to December last year with damage to property estimated at GH¢46,330.

AKATSI :
Three die in head-on collision
Thursday, January 06 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Ghana will not support military intervention in Cote d’Ivoire-Prez
Friday, January 07 2011

The President John Evans Mills has indicated that Ghana will not support ECOWAS for a military intervention in Cote d’ ivoire.

NATIONAL :
Gambian killings: 20 families compensated
Friday, January 07 2011

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.

BAWKU :
President fêtes school children in Bawku
Friday, January 07 2011

President John Atta Mills on Thursday affirmed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) commitment in enhancing the welfare of children.

BOLGATANGA :
Concept of new decentralization system makes RCCs powerless
Friday, January 07 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana eligible for 2nd compact of Millennium Challenge Account
Friday, January 07 2011

Ghana has been declared eligible to submit a proposal for a second Millennium Challenge compact.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
New Juaben Teachers Association makes gains
Friday, January 07 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
8 more institutions migrated onto single spine salary structure
Friday, January 07 2011

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has completed the migration of eight more public institutions onto the single spine salary structure.

TECHIMAN :
GNAT Secretary commends teachers
Friday, January 07 2011

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.

(EFFIA-NKWANTA) STMA :
Effia-Nkwanta renovates hospital facilities
Saturday, January 08 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Ivorian journalists confer in Accra
Saturday, January 08 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Kaase-Kuwait wants the streets to be rid off cattle
Saturday, January 08 2011

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.

HO :
Volta Region challenged to raise its profile in bushfire prevention
Saturday, January 08 2011

A total of 251 bushfires and 26 domestic fires were recorded in the Volta Region in 2010.

(KENYASE) ASUTIFI :
Dead fishes found floating in raw water dam at Newmont Ahafo Mine
Saturday, January 08 2011

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.

(ABURI) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Police raid Aburi Girls’ School
Saturday, January 08 2011

Armed police men last night besieged the Aburi Girls’ High School campus and raided teachers bungalows.

AHAFO-ANO NORTH :
MP demands probe of poor organization of district polls
Saturday, January 08 2011

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.

(OLD TAFO) KMA :
482 jobless youth receive skills training in Kumasi
Saturday, January 08 2011

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.

(AJUMAKO ASSASAN) AEE :
Tufuhen pledges ICT centre for schools
Sunday, January 09 2011

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.

(APAWAWASE)SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR :
Community calls on assembly to reshape road
Sunday, January 09 2011

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Human Rights Education in Nursing Training Colleges
Sunday, January 09 2011

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. 

ACCRA :
ISOC to roll out ICT training for journalists
Sunday, January 09 2011

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. 

(SANDEMA) BUILSA:
Chiefs in UE commend gov’t for appointing indigenes
Sunday, January 09 2011

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.

SUNYANI :
EPA calls for time to investigate cyanide spillage
Sunday, January 09 2011

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.  

(ACCRA) AMA :
Telecom companies cautioned against painting Accra
Sunday, January 09 2011

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.

ACCRA :
CPP backs oil collateralization policy
Sunday, January 09 2011

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”.

ACCRA :
Rawlings suspects foul play about motor way incidents
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

SUNYANI :
Minister suggests transfer of DCE’s
Monday, January 10 2011

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.    

(DORMAA-AHENKRO) DORMAA :
Teachers refuse to pay back loans
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

(BREMAN KOKOSO) ASIKUMA-ODOBEN-BRAKWA :
Health Director calls for environmental cleanliness
Monday, January 10 2011

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. 

(SEKONDI) STMA:
AIDS Commission releases GHC171,000 to assemblies
Monday, January 10 2011

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. 

BOLGATANGA :
UDS calls for more support
Monday, January 10 2011

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.  

ACCRA :
Committee to investigate demands for DCEs dismissals
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

HO :
MOWAC to ensure stakeholders back Domestic Violence Act 732
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

KETU SOUTH :
Assembly members urged to look beyond party politics
Monday, January 10 2011

Newly elected members of the Ketu-South District Assembly have been advised to resist introducing partisanship into the Assembly’s deliberations. 

(MAMFE AKUAPIM) AKUAPIM NORTH :
MTN supports Ohum Festival at Mamfe
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

(DORMAA-AHENKRO) DORMAA :
MP donates equipment to Dormaa hospital
Monday, January 10 2011

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. 

(DORMAA-AHENKRO) DORMAA :
Collapsed building kills two, injures others
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

(MAMFE AKUAPEM) AKUAPIM NORTH :
MTN supports Ohum Festival at Mamfe
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Convicts smoke Indian hemp in prison
Monday, January 10 2011

Four prisoners at the Sekondi Central Prisons have appeared before a Takoradi Circuit court for possessing and smoking Indian hemp.

ACCRA :
Punish fathers for children on the streets – Challenging Heights
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana’s dry weather condition to last for a month - Meteorologist
Monday, January 10 2011

The Ghana Meteorological Agency has predicted that the dry weather conditions being experienced in the country would last till the end of January.

WA :
Salia says programmes would translate into a better future
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

(ABURI) AKUAPEM NORTH :
7 tutors of Aburi SHS to be sacked for challenging head?
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

BUNKPURUGU -YUNYOO :
Mixed feelings greet President Mills’ reshuffle
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Ghana receives high marks for reducing poverty
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Tullow strikes gas after oil
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

SPORTS :
Ghana gets new coach
Monday, January 10 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Asantehene calls for law to regulate laboratory practice
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Socialist Forum condemns increase in fuel prices
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

CAPE COAST :
Castle attracts high local tourists
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

(BENTSIR-SHAMA) STMA :
W/R Canoe Fishermen Association commends Prez Mills
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.   

(SEKOTI) TALENSI-NABDAM :
Gov’t committed to improving living conditions-Woyongo
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

ACCRA :
First Lady urges churches to help achieve MDGs
Tuesday, January 11 2011

Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, the First Lady, has urged churches to help in the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

ACCRA :
Gov’t will partner credible organizations - Veep
Tuesday, January 11 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to partner credible multinational organizations to achieve the “Better Ghana” agenda.

CAPE COAST :
Police assures Ghanaians of transparency in recruitment
Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Ghana Police Service has given the assurance that the selection process of its on-going recruitment exercise was a rigorous and transparent.   

Tuesday, January 11 2011
ACCRA :
GIFEC to set up ICT centres in nurses training institutions
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Media urged to promote healthy lifestyles
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Human rights activist sues Fan Milk, FDB
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

(SEKETI) TALENSI-NABADAM :
Gov’t alone cannot solve educational problems
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
MoFA to facilitate insurance cover for farmers
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

Tuesday, January 11 2011


ACCRA :
Veep promises better hajj this year
Wednesday, January 12 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has promised the Muslim community of government’s continues support for a better and incident free hajj this year.

TECHIMAN :
Orphanage receives support
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

(FORIKROM) TECHIMAN :
Techiman Assembly renovates nurses’ bungalow
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

(SOKODE-GBORGAME) HO :
Amenowode shows gratitude to families who offer land
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Western Region recorded 11 deaths during Christmas
Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Western Region recorded 11 deaths and 99 injuries in a number of road accidents during the Christmas festivities.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Drivers, pedestrians guilty of road traffic offences- NRSC
Tuesday, January 11 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Media urged to promote healthy lifestyles
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

CAPE COAST:
CPP will abolish the BECE System- Dr. Nduom
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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. 

TEMA :
TOR resumes operations
Wednesday, January 12 2011

The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has resumed operations after about two weeks shut down.

(KORLE-BU) AMA :
Plan Ghana settles medical bills for leukemia patients
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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. 

PRU :
Blind person commends ex-Minister
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.  

ACCRA :
Youths urged not to migrate to seek greener pastures
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

SUNYANI :
B/A Fire Service to recruit more volunteers
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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. 

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Police warns drivers
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Landlords given September to provide toilets
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

(AVEYIME) NORTH TONGU :
DCE fetes cell inmates
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

ACCRA :
World Bank begins training on Agricultural Insurance
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

(SEKOTI) TALENSI-NABDAM :
“I will bring more development,” says Moses Asaga
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.   

(JACOBU) AMANSIE CENTRAL :
Rural bank supports community centre project
Wednesday, January 12 2011

The Odotobri Rural Bank is funding the construction of a GH¢250,000 Community Centre complex at Jacobu in the Amansie Central District.   

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA :
Director appeals for more sanitary facilities
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
GEA urges gov’t, NPA to avoid quantum leap in fuel prices
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

(AKUAPIM SUSBIRI) AKUAPIM NORTH :
Gov’t should not tolerate wanton destruction of forest reserves – Chief Farmer
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

SUNYANI :
B/A Fire Service to recruit more volunteers
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

SEKYERE EAST :
NHIS accountant and two others granted GH¢450,000 bail
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
District to get massive infrastructural development
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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 .

NATIONAL :
Ashanti Regional Minister sacked
Wednesday, January 12 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has removed the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Kofi Opoku from office.

NATIONAL :
Ghana’s economy records a further drop in inflation
Wednesday, January 12 2011

Inflation for the year ending December 2010 fell to 8.58% from the 9.08% recorded in November 2010.

(FOMENA) ADANSI NORTH :
Adansi Traditional Council gives bursaries to 53 students
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

(MAFI-ADIDIGORME) NORTH TONGU :
Address problems associated with Akosombo Dam- Maafi communities
Wednesday, January 12 2011

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
ACCRA : President Mills appoints new Ashanti Regional Minister
Thursday, January 13 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah as Ashanti Regional Minister.

(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA-MPONUA :
Assembly builds 30 classroom blocks
Thursday, January 13 2011

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. 

ACCRA :
Veep orders NPA to publish full TOR debt
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

(JUABEN) EJISU-JUABEN :
Hospital inaugurates laboratory
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

TARKWA :
Overcrowding at health insurance office
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

(JUAPONG) NORTH TONGU :
Teaching assistants demand unpaid allowances
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Nayiri commends Catholic Church
Thursday, January 13 2011

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. 

(KANDIGA) KASSENA-NANKANA EAST :
People of Kandiga appeal to EC
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

HO :
Fishermen asked to justify demand for more fuel
Thursday, January 13 2011

The Deputy Minister for Agriculture in charge of Fisheries Nii Amasamah Namoale, has challenged fishermen in the Volta Region to justify their demand for increased allocation of premix fuel.

(DIARI) SAVELUGU/ NANTON :
Police demand the return of accident corpses
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana’s Olympic Committee banned
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Peasant women more vulnerable to cervical cancer
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

(ASEMPANEYE) AKUAPIM NORTH :
Teachers appeal to GNAT to provide bus for those in rural areas
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

BIRIM CENTRAL :
Birim Bridge being rehabilitation on course
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA ::
School blocks yet to be completed
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Eastern Region NDC congratulates Ofosu-Ampofo
Thursday, January 13 2011

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.

TAMALE :
Tamale Metro consistently performs poorly in BECE
Thursday, January 13 2011

The Tamale Metropolis has, for seven years been performing poorly at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

NATIONAL :
13 M/DCEs sacked
Thursday, January 13 2011

President Mills has dismissed 13 Municipal and District Chief Executives across the country.

 

 

TAMALE :
More communities connected to national grid
Friday, January 14 2011

About 160 communities in the Tamale Metropolis have now been connected to the national grid.

ACCRA :
Ghana, EU sign 26 million Euros financing agreements
Friday, January 14 2011

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.

(BIRIWA) MFANTSEMAN :
Premix fuel generates GHC 167,48
Friday, January 14 2011

The Biriwa Landing Beach Committee has realized GHC 167,48 from the sale of premix fuel in 16 months to support development project.   

(ATWIMA-DENCHEMUOSO) ATWIMA KWANWOMA :
Association donates €11,000 computers to school
Friday, January 14 2011

The Ghanaian-German Senior High and Vocational School at Atwima-Denchemuoso has been presented with 15 computers and accessories valued at €11,000. 

CAPE COAST :
NDC Gov’t must bring corrupt officials of the NPP to book- Rawlings
Friday, January 14 2011

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.  

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
NALAG congratulates new Assembly Members
Friday, January 14 2011

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. 

NATIONAL :
Cocoa, Coffee and Sheanut Farmers commend gov’t
Friday, January 14 2011

Ghana Cocoa, Coffee and Sheanut Farmers Association have commended government for increasing the producer price of cocoa three times since assuming office.

ACCRA :
FABAG Commends GRA for arresting rice smugglers
Friday, January 14 2011

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.

SABOBA :
Don’t let power elude NDC in 2012 – MP
Friday, January 14 2011

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.   

CENTRAL GONJA :
Court: Abdulai Jinapor II still Buipe-Wura
Friday, January 14 2011

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.

(SEKOTI) TALENSI NABDAM :
DCE promises more projects in the action year.
Friday, January 14 2011

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.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t comes to workers aid
Friday, January 14 2011

Government workers will receive their monthly salary today, Friday, January  14, 2011 to enable them recover from their huge expenditure after the Christmas.

(KWESIMINTIM) STMA :
Four school children die in road accident
Friday, January 14 2011

Four school children, and an adult, died in a tragic road accident, at Kwesimintin, a suburb of Takoradi, in the Western Region.

ACCRA :
Gov’t to nurture cash crop industries – Prez Mills
Friday, January 14 2011

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.  

NATIONAL :
Youth advised against indulging in chieftaincy disputes
Friday, January 14 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
January Single Spine pay sends GNA staff into tears
Saturday, January 15 2011

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.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Western Region prepares for the worst in Ivory Coast
Saturday, January 15 2011

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.

(SEKONDI) STMA : Kwesimintin accident victim to be air lifted to 37 Military hospital
Saturday, January 15 2011

One of the victims of the Kwesimintin accident is to air lifted to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for treatment.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Accra to become one of the finest cities in Africa- MCE
Saturday, January 15 2011

The Mayor of Accra, Mr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, has said his dream is to make Accra one of the finest cities in Africa.

(KWESIMINTIM) STMA :
Killer truck driver arrested
Saturday, January 15 2011

The driver whose truck crushed to death four school children and a woman in the Western Region on Thursday has been arrested.

ACCRA : President Mills pays last respects to Squadron Leader Sowu
Saturday, January 15 2011

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.

(APAM) GOMOA EAST :
One woman each won the District Level Election in Gomoa East and West
Saturday, January 15 2011

Out of seven women each who contested the district level election in Gomoa East and West respectively, only two won.

ACCRA :
Publish TOR debt regularly – Odododiodioo NDC
Saturday, January 15 2011

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.

ACCRA :
GBC donates wheelchairs to five persons
Saturday, January 15 2011

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has donated five wheelchairs to five families at a short ceremony in Accra.

NATIONAL :
MTN, British High Commission help police to fight crime
Saturday, January 15 2011

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.

(MICHEL CAMP) ASHAIMAN :
Media advised to be professional when reporting on security
Sunday, January 16 2011

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.

AGONA WEST :
HIV/AIDS cases on the increase
Sunday, January 16 2011

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.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
NDC supporters commend President Mills
Sunday, January 16 2011

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.

SUNYANI :
Fire personnel told to use fire fighting resources judiciously
Sunday, January 16 2011

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
National Service is a learning process - Director
Sunday, January 16 2011

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.

LAWRA :
14 female candidates win Assembly seats in UWR
Sunday, January 16 2011

Fourteen (14) out of the forty-eight (48) women which contested the recent District Assembly Elections in the Upper West Region won their seats. 

OBUASI :
Economic Commission for Africa to support street naming project- Veep
Sunday, January 16 2011

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.

AMANSIE CENTRAL :
Stop inciting people against DCE – NDC Group
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
GNFS appeals to public to handle fire cautiously
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Psychiatric Hospital to send 600 inmates home
Monday, January 17 2011

The Psychiatric Hospital in Accra will today, Monday 17, 2011 start releasing treated patients to their families.

NATIONAl :
Participants give thumps up to National Youth Empowerment Scheme
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

(VE-DEME) HOHOE :
Local names for HIV/AIDS and TB are grisly- Coordinator
Monday, January 17 2011

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). 

ACCRA :
NDC cannot be destroyed - Founder declares
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

(ATIMPOKU) ASUOGYAMAN :
Adomi Bridge to be closed for rehabilitation
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Rehabilitation of Western Railway lines to begin this month
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

TAMALE :
871 youth benefits from agric programme
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

OBUASI :
Veep calls for collaboration between party and government
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

(AGBOGBLOSHIE) AMA :
Fire guts Agbogbloshie market
Monday, January 17 2011

 

News reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that several shops at Agbogbloshie Market located in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly have been burnt down.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Rehabilitation of Western Railway lines to begin this month
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

(ATIMPOKU) ASUOGYAMAN :
Intended closure of Adomi Bridge suspended
Monday, January 17 2011

The intended closure of the Adomi Bridge has been suspended indefinitely.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
150 returnees arrive at the Western Region
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Woodworkers petition President Mills
Monday, January 17 2011

A group calling itself “Concerned Woodworkers at Anloga in Kumasi” has appealed to the government to ensure their relocation to the Sokoban Wood Village.

(DODI) ASUOGYAMAN :
Gov’t to build school on Dodi Island
Monday, January 17 2011

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) MFANTSIMAN :
Mankessim to benefit from sanitation facilities
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

(FIELMUA) SISSALA WEST :
Gov’t committed to achieving rural development
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

(AGONA SWEDRU) :
Swedru Gov’t hospital lacks blood refrigerator
Monday, January 17 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Veep welcomes the establishment of a fertilizer industry at Shama
Monday, January 17 2011

 

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has declared that government would undertake all necessary steps to facilitate the establishment of a fertilizer industry in the country.

CAPE COAST:
Oguaa MP establishes science resource centre
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Africa Group backs Mills’ stance on Ivory Coast
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

(NEW KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Chiefs urged to release land for developement
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

YENDI :
Fire destroys rice farms
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

KETA :
Prez orders military to intervene in worm invasion
Tuesday, January 18 2011

President J.E.A Mills has ordered the Military Command to intervene in the Keta Municipal worm invasion.

ACCRA :
Africa needs accelerated communication strategy for nuclear technology – Ayittey
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

ASUOGYAMAN :
Gov’t to build school on Dodi Island
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

(AKIM SWEDRU) BIRIM SOUTH :
Chiefs asked to use festivals to fight indiscipline
Tuesday, January 18 2011

Mr Tom Budu, Akyemmansa, Birim South District Chief Executive has called on  traditional rulers to use annual festivals as a platform to fight indiscipline. 

ASHONGMAN ESTATE :
Fun Game: Maks silences Community Hospital
Tuesday, January 18 2011

A friendly football encounter between Maks Publication and The Community Hospital showcased the fitness of the managers and staff from the two corporate bodies.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Parliament to investigate hiccups in D/A election
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Courts not helping fight galamsey – Ofosu-Ampofo
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA- MPONUA :
Atwima-Mponua NDC expresses confidence in DCE
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

(BIBIANI) BAB :
Sefwi-Wiaso GPRTU executive member appeals for calm
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

(MADINA) GA EAST :
Fire destroys seven kiosks at Madina
Tuesday, January 18 2011

Seven kiosks at the Madina Zongo Junction in Accra got burnt to ashes on Monday dawn following an alleged electrical fire outbreak.

(KATH) KMA :
KATH initiates programme to boost research activities
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Oil marketers call for national debate on petroleum deregulation
Tuesday, January 18 2011

Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMC) has called for a national debate on full deregulation of the petroleum sector.

NATIONAL :
GNAT Task Force completes mapping of GES employees onto SSSS
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghanaian appointed Deputy Force Commander of UNMIL in Liberia
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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).

KETA :
NADMO to introduce new chemical to fight worm invasion
Tuesday, January 18 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Ghana sets-up first Hospitality and Tourism University
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

ACCRA :
RTI Coalition unhappy about delay in the passage of RTI Bill
Wednesday, January 19 2011

The Right to Information Coalition on Tuesday expressed concern about the delay in the passage of the Right to Information Bill.

KOFORIDUA :
75 women win seats in assembly elections
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Cabinet Approves Agreement To Improve The Health Sector
Wednesday, January 19 2011

Cabinet has approved a financing agreement for the construction of 12 district hospitals and technical training institutions.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA :
Several dead in two accidents
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

ARTICLE :
ARTICLE : “The Politics of Peace”
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

CENTRAL GONJA :
Pupils protest...our teachers don’t work
Wednesday, January 19 2011

School children in the Central Gonja District, are worried about the poor attitude of teachers in the district to work.

(SOGAKOPE) SOUTH TONGU :
Assembly poised to promote adolescent health rights
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Naadu Mills advises children to study hard
Wednesday, January 19 2011

The First Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, has asked Ghanaian children to study hard to become responsible citizens in future. 

NATIONAL :
Veep assures local businesses of better interest rates
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Kumasi gets biometric passport application centre
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

ATWIMA-KWANWOMA :
Energy Ministry tackles frequent power cuts at Adum-Kwanwoma
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

(EFASU) JOMORO :
Gas Taskforce inspects Osagyefo Badge at Efasu
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

AMA :
AMA to intensify refuse collection in the metropolis
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

KETA :
Experts gear up to fight worm invasion
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

(ABEKA) AMA :
Greater Accra Regional Co-ordinating Council assists victims of fire disaster
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Need for integrated efforts to solve road transport issues
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA EAST :
16 year-old breasts amputee appeals for assistance
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

(TANOKROM) STMA :
One of the Takoradi accident victims buried
Wednesday, January 19 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
NHIS one-time premium to start in June
Thursday, January 20 2011

The proposed National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) one time premium is to start in June this year.

KETA :
Eradication of strange worms at Keta starts today
Thursday, January 20 2011

The long awaited spraying of the worms which have invaded some communities in the Keta Municipality is to start today.

ACCRA :
Dry conditions to persist - Meteo
Thursday, January 20 2011

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.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Joe Ghartey calls for repeal of Petroleum Revenue Mgt bill
Thursday, January 20 2011

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.

ACCRA :
’One touch’ jailed
Thursday, January 20 2011

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.

(ODUMASI) LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Mills government would avoid reckless policies - DCE
Thursday, January 20 2011

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.

(TEMA) TMA :
Army takes delivery of 107 peace-keeping vehicles
Thursday, January 20 2011

The Ghana Armed Forces on Tuesday took delivery of 107 eace-Keeping vehicles from the Republic of Chad, at the Tema Harbour.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Assemblymen advised not to abandon projects by predecessors
Thursday, January 20 2011

An appeal has been made to newly elected assembly members to ensure that on-going development projects, started by their predecessors, are successfully completed.

NATIONAL :
US firm to invest $ 1.6b in electric trains in Ghana
Thursday, January 20 2011

A delegation led by the President of the Intercontinental Development
Corporation, IDC, Ekram Miller, has called on the Vice President, John Mahama, in Accra.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Eastern Region Records 2,403 criminal cases in 2010
Friday, January 21 2011

The Eastern Regional Division of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) recorded a total of 2,403 criminal cases last year. 

ACCRA :
Gov’t denies Naadu Mills gave Michelle Obama $48,000 watch gift
Friday, January 21 2011

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.

(FIJAI) STMA :
27 GES staff receive award
Friday, January 21 2011

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.

(ATIMATIM) AFIGYA-KWABRE :
DCE to terminate jobs for non-performing contractors
Friday, January 21 2011

The Afigya-Kwabre District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku Kaakyire, has threatened to terminate jobs awarded to non-performing contractors. 

(TAKORADI) STMA :
VAT Service to begin enforcement of regulations
Friday, January 21 2011

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
PURC Directs AVRL to Publicise Water Rationing Programme
Friday, January 21 2011

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. 

BAWKU WEST :
Schools’ receive free uniform and exercise books
Friday, January 21 2011

About 5,042  free school uniforms and 159,486 exercise books have been distributed to schools in the Bawku West District.

KETU SOUTH :
Aflao to have dual carriage way
Friday, January 21 2011

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.

ACCRA :
: GES staff set to migrate onto Single Spine
Friday, January 21 2011

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.

NKWANTA SOUTH :
Nkwanta MP donates streetlights to constituency
Friday, January 21 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Ghana, poised for growth-Ayariga
Friday, January 21 2011

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI), Mahama Ayariga, says Ghana is poised for growth through government’s prudent economic policies and programmes.

NATIONAL :
Ministers assume duty today
Friday, January 21 2011

Government has indicated that the effective date for ministers affected by the recent reshuffle to assume their new positions is today, January 21.

(TARKWA) TARKWA NSUAEM :
Tarkwa traders reject store rate increases
Friday, January 21 2011

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Stakeholders acquire training in the oil production
Friday, January 21 2011

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.

(MANKRANSO) AHAFO-ANO SOUTH :
New payment system to address NHIS shortcomings
Friday, January 21 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
: WHO to issue guidelines against serology test for Tuberculosis
Friday, January 21 2011

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.

(ODUMASE) ASANTE-AKIM NORTH :
MCE blames western culture for spread of HIV/AIDS
Friday, January 21 2011

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.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Fire combat needs multi-sector approach-Minister
Friday, January 21 2011

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Ms. Betty Bosomtwi-Sam, has called for multi-sector approach in combating bushfires, domestic and industrial fire outbreaks.

NATIONAL :
500 accidents in January alone
Saturday, January 22 2011

Barely three weeks into 2011, the country has been bedevilled with over 500 road accidents resulting in the deaths of 123 lives.

ACCRA :
Expatriation of treated mental patients is successful - Dr Osei
Saturday, January 22 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Apply relevant laws on rice smugglers-Finatrade
Saturday, January 22 2011

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.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Parliament holds close door meeting to consider emoluments
Saturday, January 22 2011

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.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Don’t politicize health issues-NHIS Manager
Saturday, January 22 2011

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.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
MP says wizards and witches should not be blamed for accidents
Saturday, January 22 2011

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.

ACCRA :
President Mills interacts with Diplomatic Community in Ghana
Saturday, January 22 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Ashanti DOVVSU records 1,023 parental neglect cases
Saturday, January 22 2011

The Ashanti Region Police Domestic Violence and Victims’ Support Unit (DOVVSU), recorded a total of 1,023 cases of parental neglect in year 2010.

( ACCRA) AMA :
EPA calls for support against use of lorry tyres for singeing of meat
Sunday, January 23 2011

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.

SUNYANI :
Ghana may soon be free from guinea worm
Sunday, January 23 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Gov’t to empower Ghana AIDS Commission
Sunday, January 23 2011

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.

TARKWA :
NDC supporters appeal to President
Sunday, January 23 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Ministry of Health congratulates Dr Ken Sagoe
Sunday, January 23 2011

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.

ACCRA :
MPs want Gh¢7,000/month pay?
Sunday, January 23 2011

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.

(GOMOA NKORANSA) GOMOA WEST :
MP assists communities
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

(TEMA NEW TOWN) TMA :
Let’s sustain environmental programmes- Tema MCE
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Demolish dilapidated structures in city – AMA urged
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Health Alert: Cholera outbreak
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

AFIGYA KWABRE :
District leads way in attracting international support
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Corrupt public officials will be dealt with - Amidu
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

ACCRA :
: Seven Se Menhyia preparations are dangerous - FDB
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Winneba to get modern library complex
Monday, January 24 2011

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. 

HO :
Volta Basin is a treasure-trove of important minerals - Togbe Afede
Monday, January 24 2011

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”.

NATIONAL :
Ghana hooks $1.4 billion for rail construction
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Parliament urged to implement tenets of Disability Act
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
UK gives Ghana 36 million Pounds Sterling budget support
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Tullow Oil and Vitol clear air on value of Jubilee crude
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA to demolish structures along railway lines
Monday, January 24 2011

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly, (AMA) has warned encroachers that it will soon embark on a demolition exercise along railway lines within its jurisdiction.

HO :
Volta chiefs honour Chinese Ambassador in Ghana
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

KETA :
Children take alcohol for pain relief
Monday, January 24 2011

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

NATIONAL :
Cholera outbreak : One person dead
Monday, January 24 2011

One person has been confirmed dead, following an outbreak of cholera in some parts of the capital city Accra and the Central Region.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Shortage of LP gas in Accra
Tuesday, January 25 2011

There is acute shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in most gas filling stations in Accra, causing long winding queues at these stations.

NATIONAL :
STX housing project kicks off on Jan. 27
Monday, January 24 2011

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.

DANGME WEST :
Construction of bridge over River Djokpa
Tuesday, January 25 2011

Construction work has begun on a new bridge over River Djokpa on the Ayikuma-Doryumu road in the Dangme West District.

(ACCRA) AMA :
NGO urges drivers to be vigilant on the road
Tuesday, January 25 2011

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Confusion over who is responsible for mad persons
Tuesday, January 25 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
KMA to demolish 70 houses
Tuesday, January 25 2011

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.

(ESSIPONG) STMA :
President fetes physically challenged children
Tuesday, January 25 2011

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.

(ASOKORE-MAMPONG) KMA :
Squatters’ takeover abandoned affordable houses
Tuesday, January 25 2011

The Affordable Housing Project started by the former administration at Asokore-Mampong in Ashanti, has been taken over by squatters.

(DEVEGO) KETU NORTH :
Regular water for Devego Health Centre soon
Tuesday, January 25 2011

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.

TEMA :
GHC3 Million worth of properties lost through fire outbreaks
Tuesday, January 25 2011

An estimated amount of GH¢ 3,298,555.00 worth of properties, were lost in fire outbreaks in the Tema Metropolis, last year, (2010).

(BIBIANI) SEFWI-WIASO :
Sefwi-Wiaso GPRTU executive member appeals for calm
Tuesday, January 25 2011

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. 

HO :
Ho NHIS is number one in Volta - NHIA
Tuesday, January 25 2011

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has adjudged the Ho Mutual Health Insurance Scheme the best in the Volta Region.  

NATIONAL :
VRA to generate power with wind and solar
Tuesday, January 25 2011

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.

SABOBA :
Saboba MP, World Vision initiate moves to improve education
Tuesday, January 25 2011

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.

(TEMA) TMA :
2 arrested for re-branding expired milk
Tuesday, January 25 2011

The Tema Regional Police have arrested two persons who were caught re-labelling suspected expired milk at a hideout in Ashaiman.

(KONTONHO) MAMPOING :
Form fire volunteer squads in farming communities
Tuesday, January 25 2011

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.

ACCRA :
NGO for accident victims urges drivers to be vigilant on the road
Tuesday, January 25 2011

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.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
Apam fishermen and fishmongers commend gov’t
Tuesday, January 25 2011

Fishermen and fishmongers in Apam have commended the government for not increasing the prices of pre-mix fuel and kerosene.

ACCRA :
Parliament suspends sitting on Petroleum Management Bill
Wednesday, January 26 2011

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.

ACCRA :
GAWU mobilises support on the right to food security
Wednesday, January 26 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Toolkit for renewable energy policy
Wednesday, January 26 2011

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.

ACCRA :
AFAG hits Accra
Wednesday, January 26 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
WANEP kick against military action in Cote d’Ivoire
Wednesday, January 26 2011

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.”

ACCRA :
Ghana launches higher education fair
Wednesday, January 26 2011

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Red Colobus monkey almost extinct in Ghana
Wednesday, January 26 2011

The Red Colobus monkey is almost extinct in the country due to destruction of their natural habitat and hunting.

NATIONAL :
Final year SHS students to enter university this year
Wednesday, January 26 2011

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.

(AFLAO) KETU SOUTH :
President Mills orders dual carriage road construction
Wednesday, January 26 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Russia assists Ghana in oil industry
Wednesday, January 26 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
FDB warns against unwholesome rice
Wednesday, January 26 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Be more cautious in the prescription of "Nimesulide"
Wednesday, January 26 2011

Medical Officers have been asked to be more cautious in the prescription and dispensing of "Nimesulide" to patients, especially children.

SISSALA EAST :
Bad roads, obstacle to poverty alleviation in Sissala area
Wednesday, January 26 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Series of demo hit Ghana
Wednesday, January 26 2011

Two separate group of demonstrators today hit the streets in the capital cities of Accra and Kumasi to bring home their demands to the
government.

(ACCRA) AMA :
STX housing project takes off
Thursday, January 27 2011

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.

ACCRA :
President reiterates commitment to Narcotic Drugs Fight
Thursday, January 27 2011

President Mills says Ghana is now capable than ever before in the fight against narcotic drugs.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Seed producers urged to invest in machinery and equipment
Thursday, January 27 2011

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Contractors urged to clear structures for Mamponse drainage
Thursday, January 27 2011

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.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
MCE calls for team work
Thursday, January 27 2011

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.

YENDI :
UN Resident Coordinator commends chiefs of Dagbon
Thursday, January 27 2011

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.

HOHOE :
EOCO probes sale of kids at orphanage
Thursday, January 27 2011

The Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) has begun investigations into allegations of child trafficking at the Hohoe Christian Orphanage.

NATIONAL :
Ghana has not recorded artemisinin resistance – WHO
Thursday, January 27 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana tours America.
Thursday, January 27 2011

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.

(ABIRIW) AKUAPIM NORTH :
One person found dead after clashes at Dawu
Thursday, January 27 2011

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.

(OBOGU) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH :
Rain causes havoc at Obogu
Thursday, January 27 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Security personnel heave a sigh of relief as STX project begins
Thursday, January 27 2011

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.

(ABIRIW) AKUAPIM NORTH :
Calm returns to Abiriw
Friday, January 28 2011

Calm has returned to Abiriw in the Akuapim North District after clashes between two communities left one person dead on Wednesday.

(OWABI DAM) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
Gov’t awards GH¢63,000 contract to rehabilitate Owabi Dam
Friday, January 28 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
President Mills attends AU summit
Friday, January 28 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills would today, January 28, attend the 28th Summit of Head of States and Governments in Ethiopia.    

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Parliament extols memory of Theresa Tagoe
Friday, January 28 2011

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.

(TEMA) TMA :
Media sensitized on cholera outbreak
Friday, January 28 2011

The Tema Metropolitan Health Directorate has a series of sensitization programmes to educate the public on cholera outbreaks.

OFFINSO SOUTH :
720 teenage girls give birth in Offinso Municipality
Friday, January 28 2011

The Offinso Municipality recorded a total of 720 teenage pregnancies, last year, the Municipal Director of Health Services, Mr Francis Osei has announced.

ACCRA :
Rev Palmer Buckle advises Journalists against politicisation
Friday, January 28 2011

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Biometric Passport Application Centre inaugurated
Friday, January 28 2011

Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, has inaugurated the Sekondi-Takoradi Biometric Passport Application Centre (PAC) in Sekondi.

ACCRA :
Media landscape inundated with unprofessional conducts- Gadzekpo
Friday, January 28 2011

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.

GARU TEMPANE :
Board tours water projects
Friday, January 28 2011

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.

ACCRA :
Petroleum deregulated regime will generate price differentiation - GOIL
Friday, January 28 2011

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.

(DORMAA-AKWAMU) DORMAA EAST :
Gov’t committed to offering quality education – Deputy Minister
Friday, January 28 2011

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.

ACCRA :
GNPC to lift Jubilee crude cargo in March
Friday, January 28 2011

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation is set to lift its Jubilee crude cargo by the second week of March.

NADOWLI:
Invest more in children-Director
Friday, January 28 2011

Municipal and District Assemblies in the Upper West Region have been called upon to invest more in children in their districts.

(KLEFE) HO :
Dev’t Association donates computers to school
Friday, January 28 2011

Klefe Youth Development Association (KYDA) has presented seven flat screen desk-top computers with accessories to Klefe-Atsatime and Klefe-Dome Juniour High Schools.

ACCRA :
Minister worried about haphazard human settlements
Saturday, January 29 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Cholera outbreak : 3 dead 48 hospitalized
Saturday, January 29 2011

The cholera outbreak reported in parts of the country by the Ghana Health Service, has claimed three lives in the Greater Accra Region.

CAPE COAST :
Anti-accident movement launched in Cape Coast
Saturday, January 29 2011

An NGO, Movement Against Accidents has been inaugurated in Cape Coast.

HO :
No robbery in Ho in six months
Saturday, January 29 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
2010 census results to be released
Saturday, January 29 2011

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.

(NSUTA) SEKYERE CENTRAL :
Health director worried about growing number of still births
Saturday, January 29 2011

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.

NATIONAL:
Two fatal accidents in a day?
Saturday, January 29 2011

Reports monitored by ghanadistricts.com has it that two separate accidents have occurred of which scores of people are feared dead.

NATIONAL :
Ghana elected to serve on AU Advisory Board on Corruption
Sunday, January 30 2011

Ghana has been elected to serve on the African Union’s Advisory Board on Corruption.

NATIONAL :
UG Alumni to organise job fair for students
Sunday, January 30 2011

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.

(OSHUIMAN) GA WEST :
Frafra Islamic Foundation seek Police protection for land
Sunday, January 30 2011

The Frafra Islamic Foundation has appealed to the Police for protection of their land at Oshuiman near Nsakena in the Ga District from trespassers.

TAMALE :
Gov’t to build modern markets
Sunday, January 30 2011

The Government has unveiled its plan to build ultra modern markets in all the regional, district capitals and major towns of Ghana.

(HALF ASSINI) JOMORO :
NDC members urged to work hard to win seat
Sunday, January 30 2011

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.

(ACCRA)AMA :
Target road safety education at children – Alhaji Dauda
Sunday, January 30 2011

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Transport, has called for road safety education to be targeted at children, especially those below 10 years.

ACCRA :
UK, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation renews commitment on polo
Sunday, January 30 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the United Kingdom would double its current contribution to polio eradication.

WA :
Seed Producers call for immunisation against Meningitis
Monday, January 31 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
FDB alerts public over fake Exeter corned beef, man nabbed
Monday, January 31 2011

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.

(ANLOGA) KMA :
Ireland –based NGO empowers the aged
Monday, January 31 2011

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
NDC will retain Asawasi seat – Alhaji Mubarak
Monday, January 31 2011

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. 

NATIONAL :
Let’s integrate the continent - Prez Mills
Monday, January 31 2011

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.

HOHOE :
Hospital receives support
Monday, January 31 2011

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Gov’t to secure improved market opportunities – Ms Tetteh
Monday, January 31 2011

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.

LAWRA :
Teaching and non-teaching staff honoured
Monday, January 31 2011

Thirty-three teaching and non-teaching staff in the Lawra District of the Upper West Region have been honoured at a ceremony at Lawra.

JOMORO :
More gas to flow as Jubilee Gas Project begins
Monday, January 31 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Chairman of the NMC speaks.
Monday, January 31 2011

The chairman of the National Media Commission , Mr. Kabral Blay Amihere has called on government to support the media to  reach its heights.

NATIONAL :
ADB is reborn-management
Monday, January 31 2011

The management of Agricultural Development Bank(ADB) have assured Ghanaians that the bank is poised for a brighter future.

NATIONAL :
Greater Accra MMDAs directed to clear filth
Monday, January 31 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
ADB creates jobs for 228 graduates.
Monday, January 31 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Road Safety Education to be incorporated in School Curriculum
Monday, January 31 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
MOPATOUR LAUNCHED
Monday, January 31 2011

The Musicians on Pan Africa Tour(MOPATOUR) to North America 2011 has been launched in Accra

NATIONAL :
Police ban movement of heavy duty trucks after 6pm
Monday, January 31 2011

Heavy duty truck have been warned not to ply the road after 6pm.

NATIONAL :
Traditional leaders must support PAN Africanism
Monday, January 31 2011

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.

NATIONAL :
Ban on second-hand undergarments takes effect March 1
Monday, January 31 2011

By the end of February 2011, the ban on the importation and sale of
second-hand undergarments will take full effect.