President John Dramani Mahama on Monday called on all Ghanaians especially the youth to take up their responsibilities and authorship of the country’s history in the succeeding years for more development.
Land disputes remain a thorny issue that could disturb the peace prevailing in the Lawra District if immediate measures are not taken to find amicable settlements, Mr Samson Abu, Lawra District Chief Executive has said
Dr. Joseph Annan, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industries, on Tuesday donated GHc7, 500 worth of food items to some health institutions in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem constituency.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Monday, lighted the perpetual flame to mark the 31st Anniversary of the 31st December Revolution in Accra.
The Government has received 88.6 million dollars from the World Bank towards the implementation of Ghana Social Opportunities Project (G-SOP).
Two Indian investors, Mr Manoj Tripathi and Mr Umesh Pareek have paid a visit to the defunct Komenda Sugar Factory to conduct feasibility studies in their bid to revamp the factory.
In his very first New Year’s address to the nation as Head of State on Monday, President John Dramani Mahama has extolled the tenacity of Ghanaians, reaffirmed his commitment to democracy and peace, and has encouraged citizens to take an active part in nation building.
The people of Sissala/Dagaaba in the Fielmon and Buwa traditional areas of the Upper West Region, have been asked to unite and work towards progress.
The ban on the importation of used refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners took effect from yesterday, January 1, 2013.
President John Mahama is expected to file a response to the Supreme Court by next week in connection with the NPP suit brought against him and the Electoral Commission challenging the 2012 election results.
Officials in charge of the Independence Square, venue for the swearing in ceremony of the President-elect, say all is set for the event.
The sub-committees under the Presidential Transition Team will be holding various meetings from today as part of preparations towards next week’s swearing in of President Mahama.
The New Juaben Municipal Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, Mr George Aboagye, has called on government to ensure that education becomes the hub of the development of the country.
From this month onwards, pensioners will receive a minimum of 100 Ghana Cedis as their monthly pension.
Mr Seth Adjei-Baah, outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkawkaw, has called on assembly members to remain non-partisan and co-operate with the government and MPs to enhance development.
Apostle John Kofi Addai, Sunyani area head of the Apostolic Church of Ghana has entreated owners of orphanage homes to ensure that inmates develop self esteem in their upbringing.
The National Co-ordinator of the Local Enterprises and Skills Development, LESDEP, Mr Adam Gariba, has said new innovative job creation modules would be introduced to augment the existing ones and thereby attract more people.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has presented a 39-seater bus to the Schoonhoven cured lepers village in Ho.
The National Democratic Congress, NDC has filed a motion at the Supreme Court to join in the petition brought against President John Mahama as well as the Electoral Commission.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced it will not participate in the inauguration ceremony for President John Dramani Mahama on December 7, 2012.
Registration for new members of Parliament will end today after a week of organizing data for the next Parliament and to also facilitate orientation for the new members.
Some members of the youth wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have vowed to prevent former President John Agyekum Kufuor from attending the inauguration of John Dramani Mahama as President of Ghana on January 7, 2013.
Breast cancer, is painless and many women can live with it for years without detection, however regular examination of breast and early report of symptoms to the nearest health facility could save the situation.
Members of parliament on Thursday paid glowing tribute and observed a minute silent in memory of their departed colleague and former Volta Regional Minister HenryFord Kamel.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor will be attending the inauguration of President-elect John Dramani Mahama at the Independence Square on Monday, 7th January following an invitation he had received from the state.
The National Co-ordinator of the Local Enterprises and Skills Development, LESDEP, Mr Adam Gariba, has said new innovative job creation modules would be introduced to augment the existing ones and thereby attract more people.
President John Dramani Mahama has directed that the Presidential Inaugural ceremony scheduled for Monday January 7 2013 be given a national character.
Parents in Upper East Region have been urged to take a keen interest in the education of their children as it was the best investment for their future.
The government has instructed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to look out for appropriate sites for the establishment of the 200 community senior high schools promised by the National Democratic Congress in its 2012 manifesto.
President John Mahama will this morning deliver the last state of the nation address for the Mills led administration which he is completing owing to the death of his predecessor.
The leadership of the National Democratic Congress has confirmed to XYZ news that Edward Doe Adjaho has been confirmed as the next Speaker of the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic, which commences on January 7, 2013.
President John Dramani Mahama has echoed that despite the challenges the country faces, the state of the nation is strong.
The District Chief Executive for Ahanta West District in the Western Region, Mr. Joseph Dofoyenah has expressed dissatisfaction on the fast depletion of forest reserves and resources in the area and has called therefore for drastic efforts to avert the situation.
President John Mahama has extended appreciation to parliament for their cooperation and hard work in the last four years in establishing a strong and robust economy.
Contract for the design and construction of an interchange at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and other ancillary works in Accra has been awarded to Queiroz Galvao Construcao, a Brazilian construction firm.
The Bosomtwe District Assembly has made available GHs60,000.00 in support of efforts aimed at helping people with disability in the area to become economically self-dependent.
Independence Square will host several high profile dignitaries on Monday as Ghana swears-in President John Mahama.
President Barack Obama on Friday designated a four-member delegation from the United States to attend the inauguration of President-elect John Dramani Mahama on January.
Ms Sherry Aryitey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology on Friday handed over 785 Better Ghana, branded laptops to 15 senior high schools (SHS) in Upper East, Upper West and Eastern Regions on behalf of Government.
President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday commissioned four new MI 171 SH Helicopters with the assurance that government would provide all the logistics for the military to execute their domestic and international assignments.
Interior Ministry rules out Monday January 7 as a public holiday
Government says Monday January 7, 2013 is not a public holiday.
Mr Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary General, says the need to respect sovereignty cannot be used as a shield for citizens to be brutalised by their own governments.
Three Heads of State and one vice president have arrived in the country for tomorrow’s swearing-in of president-elect John Dramani Mahama at the Independence Square.
The Ahanta West District Assembly (AWDA) has expressed disgust about the fast depletion of its environment and resources by unpatriotic people for their personal economic gains and said steps had to be taken to reverse it.
Mr Edward Doe Adjaho has been sworn in as the Speaker of the Sixth Parliament of the Forth republic by the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood.
The Speaker of Parliament Joyce Bamford Addo has bid good bye to members as the fifth Parliament was officially dissolved, on Friday January 4, 2013.
President John Dramani Mahama and his Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur, have both taken the Oath of Office and the Oath of Allegiance on Monday morning.
President John Dramani Mahama has assured the Ghanaian business community for his support to help them thrive in the midst of intense competition.
Founder of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has called on Ghanaians to respect the authority of the President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, after he took the Oaths of Allegiance and Office.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings led high powered dignitaries to salute President John Dramani Mahama shortly after the coronation ceremony at the Independence Square in Accra on Monday.
Thousands of Ghanaians both old and young continue to troop to the Independence Square, Accra, to witness the swearing in ceremony of President John Dramani Mahama and Vice President Paa Kwesi Amisah-Arthur.
The newly elected Member of Parliament for Awutu-Senya West Constituency, Madam Hannah Tetteh, has urged supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to lead lives worthy of emulation to attract more people into the party.
Some Heads of State and other dignitaries who arrived in the country to witness the inauguration of President John Dramani Mahama on Monday, have left the country after the event.
The Ministry of Education on Friday directed all Heads of Private Kindergarten, Primary, Junior High Schools, Senior High Schools and Technical/Vocational Institutions of the commencement of the 2013 EMIS Schools Census Exercise.
The Kumasi Abattoir would need about GH¢700,000.00 to augment its equipment for optimal operation, Mr Joseph Owusu-Boadi, the Managing Director of the company, said on Monday.
Vibrant Village Foundation (VVF), a United States based organisation that recently started operating in Ghana has drilled 12 boreholes and repaired 50 others in Fielmon and surrounding communities in the Upper West Region.
The former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says he hopes other African countries learn from what he described as Ghana’s maturing democracy.
Apostle Derek Sarpong, member of the Apostolic Council of the Great Commission Church International, has urged the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to promote mushroom farming in the three northern regions.
President John Mahama will move to the Flagstaff House before the first quarter of the year according to Information Minister Fritz Baffour.
A school Management Committee Chairman of the Moglaa community in the Savelugu district in the Northern region, Salifu Haruna has called on government and the Assembly to ensure the expansion of more infrastructure and the provision of computers to schools in the bid to assist improving the academic laurels of pupils.
President John Dramani Mahama has noted that, Ghana had made some strides, but, there was a tremendous amount of work that still needed to be done.
Alhaji Yussif Captain, National Coordinator of the Zongo Caucus of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), last Sunday urged Zongo communities to form a formidable front to fight poverty, their common enemy.
Former President Kufuor says his decision to attend Monday’s inauguration of President Mahama was a difficult one.
Shaanxi Mining Company Limited, a subsidiary of China Gold Resources Group Company Limited is supporting two small scale firms in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region to start production this year, 2013.
The Kyidonhene of Akuapem and Mamfihene, Nana Ansah Sasraku, said the traditional authorities in Mamfi-Akuapem had decided to use the community centre as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre.
The Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA) said on Tuesday it expected the new government to provide the needed resources that would motivate health personnel to work towards the attainment of MDGs 4, 5 and 6.
President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday made some major changes in his government, a day after being sworn in as President.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) will, from tomorrow, Thursday, January 10, 2013, suspend the dumping of garbage at the Achimota dump site.
The European Union (EU) in Ghana has disbursed close to 16 million Euros to the Government of Ghana, under Ghana’s Multi- Donor Budget Support framework.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on all stakeholders within the health sector to rededicate themselves to improve care for children under five.
A Chinese Mining firm,Shaanxi Company Limited, under the parent company of China Gold Resources Group Limited operating in the Talensi district in the Upper East region is seriously partnering in the development of the region.
Inflation ended the year at 8.8 percent despite spending during the elections and the Christmas season.
The National Ministers Conference of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has called on the government to do everything to ensure that more resources are put into the development of education.
Nana Fanyinama III, Chief of Wangara in Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region yesterday appealed to President John Dramani Mahama to implement the Free Senior High School policy in the third or fourth year of his first term in office.
The Ghana National Service Scheme (GNSS) has successfully deployed a total of one thousand eight hundred and seventy three (1, 873) qualified Nurses and Midwives to undertake their national service for the 2012-2013 service year in one hundred and sixty five (165) health facilities across the country.
The Supreme Court will this morning hear the preliminary joinder motion filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) seeking to join the petition by the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; his running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and the National Chairman of the NPP, Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, challenging the Electoral Commission’s (EC’s) declaration of President John Mahama as winner of the December 7 presidential poll as a respondent.
The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) on Wednesday said the nation has been tagged as a shining model of democracy in Africa.
Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah- Arthur on Wednesday explained that the decision of President John Dramani Mahama for Ministers in the last Administration to stay on was to properly superintend Government business until new ministers would be appointed.
Maternal deaths in the Offinso Municipality saw a significant drop last year, Ms Beatrice Appah, the Municipal Health Director, has announced.
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning says December 2012 inflation of 8.8 per cent, announced yesterday shows a drop in three consecutive months.
The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Edward Doe Adjaho is to chair the Committee of Selection.
The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing of the NDC’s application to be joined as a respondent to the NPP’s petition against the Electoral Commission and the President.
The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday fixed Tuesday February 5 and Tuesday February 26 as days for holding the parliamentary by-elections in the Akatsi South and Buem constituencies respectively.
Government has said that District Municipal and Metropolitan Chief Executives are not affected by the general reshuffle of ministers.
The Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) in Greater Accra Region, has completed most of its development projects for 2012 through internally generated fund (IGF).
President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday promised to provide all the necessary support that would empower the energy sector to be self-reliant and supportive to neighbouring countries.
Ghana’s Black Stars thumped seven time African champions Egypt 3-0 in a warm up game ahead of the 2013 Nations Cup in South Africa.
Heavily armed galamsey (illegal mining) operators have invaded the main intake points of the Ghana Water Company (GWC) on the Prah River in the Mpohor Wassa East District in the Western Region.
The number of teenagers engaged in sex work in the Cape Coast Metropolis is steadily increasing.
Public and private sector workers in the Ho Municipality are to be served at their workplace by the Ho Municipal Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) by February.
President John Dramani Mahama has presented the names of twelve ministerial nominees to Parliament for vetting.
The chiefs and people of Sefwi-Anhwiaso traditional area, have celebrated their annual “Yam Festival” amidst splendid cultural performance and fanfare.
Mr Seth Terkper one of the Deputy Ministers of Finance from 2009 to 2013 has been nominated by President John Dramani Mahama as the new Finance Minister designate.
A survey conducted by FAKS Investigative Services, an investigative and research company in Ghana, has named Local Government and Rural Administration Minister Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, was the Best Minister in 2012 and MP for Akuapem North, Mr. William Ofori Boafo was the Best MP.
African Assistance Plan (AAP), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Sunyani, is to construct 60 boreholes in 20 communities in the Brong-Ahafo Region by the end of 2013.
A total of 25 people perished in car crashes on the Konongo-Nnadieso stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway between January and December, last year.
Farmer’s Organisation Network in Ghana (FONG), has appealed to the government to increase its funding in the agricultural sector to create enabling environment for the speedy growth of the sector.
Parliament’s appointment committee is expected to meet sometime next week to consider nominees for the positions of ministers and deputies.
Traders of Makola market have been living in constant fear following rumours circulating that some people are preparing to burn the market, and have therefore appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to beef up security.
Mr Fredrick Ken Appiah, Consultant of the Energy Commission, has urged District Assemblies to develop sustainable plans that would help improve access and efficient use of energy.
Hawkers at the Central Business District of Accra have up till close of today to leave the streets.
The Salvation Army Basic School Clubs at Sempe in Accra have received training in climate change, renewable energy and tree planting, as part of efforts to build the capacity of the youth in environmental issues.
Reverend John Azumah, Leader of Heart to Heart Campaign Team, has observed that People Living With HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs) are not cursed by God as some religious leaders have made their followers to believe.
Government continues to pursue its quest to ensuring easy access to acquiring skills in information communication technology with the distribution of free laptop computers.
Personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) at Denu, Keta, and Akatsi, mobilised early Saturday morning and entered Togo to help fight a ferocious fire that gutted a four-storey complex block of
The newly elected Member of Parliament for the Sissala East Constituency, Hon. Sulemana Alijata Gbentie has indicated that there is still a slow pace in our quest of dealing with the disparity in gender balance to promote gender issues in the country.
The Ejisu Government Hospital has received medical items valued at more than GH¢5,000.00 to enhance its operation.
Efforts are still being made to increase primary health facilities in the Sissala East district, as two additional Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) facility projects have recently been awarded on contract to be established in two deprived communities in the area.
The Assin South District Assembly will soon roll-out its programmes and policies for the year under the “Better Ghana” agenda initiative following a directive from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) that all District Chief Executives are to retain their positions until May 2013.
Movement for Development of Ghana (MFDG), a pro-democracy group, has appealed to the Presidency to retain Mr Samuel Sarpong as Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Kumasi.
In keeping with its focus on sub-Saharan Africa, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $155.4 million direct loan to the Republic of Ghana to finance the design and construction of a hospital expansion in Accra, Ghana.
The Chiefs and people of Bamboi in the Northern region have expressed the faith that the election of President John Dramani Mahama will have a far reaching advantage to stitch together the cultural diversity and differences of Bamboi and Bole, whose significance have lately been illuminated on the political map because of the electoral success of the President.
Ghana loses 420 million Ghana cedis yearly due to poor sanitation, according to a desk study carried out by the Water and Sanitation Programme of the World Bank in 2010.
Mr Lee Ocran, caretaker Minister of Education, on Thursday handed over 11 Yuton buses at a cost of 3.5 million Ghana Cedis to the Ghana National Service Scheme (NSS) in Accra.
A seven-member Financial Action Task Force on Monday paid a courtesy call on President John Mahama in The Castle, Osu.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has given hawkers and traders operating at unauthorized places in the metropolis two weeks to voluntarily relocate.
Three candidates have filed their nominations to contest the Akatsi South seat on the ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
A workshop for Public Relations Officers (PROs) of the Information Services Department (ISD) serving in the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Monday, began in Accra.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Ashaiman, Numo Adinortey Addison has said his work will be easier if he was elected by the people, as opposed to the current situation where the MCE is appointed by the government.
Bawku Municipal authorities have rejected claims that recent shooting incidents in the area are ethnic related.
HFC Bank is to support the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) to establish a center of excellence for maternal and child care.
The Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah III, has died in a London hospital after battling a short illness last month. With the formal announcement of his death in Accra, state of wailing and mourning is envisaged across the Ga State and the entire nation in the days ahead.
Mr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye, Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on Tuesday outlined efforts to curb sanitation indiscipline in the city.
The Supreme Court will today Wednesday, January 16, 2013, hear the application by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) seeking to join a petition contesting the declaration of President John Dramani Mahama as winner of the December 7, 2012 presidential poll.
Chief Executive of the Keta Municipal Assembly, Sylvester Tornyeava has indicated that the assembly would endeavor to complete ongoing development projects that are at various stages of completion at the municipality.
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has donated a set of desktop computer, one laptop and several hundred copies of GCAA branded exercise books to the La Wireless Cluster of Schools.
Due to accommodation deficit problems facing the school, the Japanese Government is in the process of funding the construction of a 13-room dormitory block for the Winneba Senior High School (SHS).
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have said there was the need for the Electoral Commission (EC) to also conduct by-elections in electoral areas for district and metropolitan assemblies who have lost some members.
Mr Alhassan Mumuni, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Salaga North in the Northern Region, has expressed gratitude to his constituents for the confidence reposed in him by voting massively for him and President John Dramani Mahama in Election 2012.
Newly elected Member of Parliament for the Sissala East constituency, Hon Sulemena Alijata Gbentie is seeking to wage a fight against abduction of girls in the area to considerably dampen the protracted age practice common among people in the Sissala East district.
A total of ten farmer-based organisations in the Tolon and Kumbungu district yesterday received ten new parboiling vessels used to process rice and ten moisture content testers.
government has secured 88 million dollars from an Israeli company to revamp the activities of the National Service Scheme (NSS).
President John Dramani Mahama said the attitude of dumping garbage into gutters and drains was not only a health threat, but an impediment to the achievement of Millennium Development Goal on sanitation.
In a bid to enhance the work of fire service personnel in the area, the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District Assembly has renovated the Bibiani fire station to fit a modern standard.
The Japanese Embassy in Ghana has provided a US8, 891.00 grant for the construction of a six-unit classroom block for the Aserewadi Primary School in the Amenfi East District of the Western Region.
Spokesman for former President Jerry John Rawlings, Kofi Adams, yesterday, filed nominations to contest for the seat of the late Volta Regional Minister, Henry Ford Kamal, in the Buem constituency on the ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
President Dramani Mahama has given the assurance that government would make a substantial budgetary allocation towards the creative Arts in order to create more jobs and make the country more attractive to visitors.
Waste management giants, Zoomlion, have made a cheque donation worth $50,000 to the Ministry of Youth & Sports.
The Bawku Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) has notified the public that the Assembly will reward individuals who provide security agencies with information leading to the arrest or conviction of persons in possession of weapons with an amount of GH¢3,000.
President John Dramani Mahama acting in accordance with article 78 of the 1992 Constitution has nominated seven more minister designates to various ministerial positions.
Four persons out of seven who picked nomination forms to contest the by-election in the Akatsi South constituency, have been vetted at Ho and cleared for the primaries to be held in Akatsi on Saturday, February 5.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is waiting for the green light from ECOWAS to send 120 soldiers to the besieged nation of Mali.
President John Dramani Mahama will on Friday January 18, 2013 join other Heads of State from the sub-region in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for an Emergency ECOWAS Heads of State and Government Summit.
The Member of Parliament for Ellembele, Emmanuel Armand Kofi Buah has been nominated by President John Mahama as the Minister designate for Energy and Petroleum.
President John Mahama glancing through a publication on the Maternal Mortality situation. With him is the UN Resident Coordinator, Ruby Sandhu-Rojon.
Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur on Friday reiterated the commitment of the Government to appoint more women to nation’s political echelons to enhance their participation in governance.
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA) in the country, have been tasked to construct public toilets and urinals at vantage locations within their jurisdictions to prevent open defecation in the local communities.
Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management company, is to establish a compost plant to produce organic manure for use by farmers at Adagya in the Bosomtwe District.
A day’s capacity building workshop has been organized for heads of decentralized departments, secretarial staff, assembly members and zonal council members drawn from the Kwahu West Municipality at Nkawkaw on Friday.
Parliament’s Appointments Committee will vet six persons who have been nominated by President John Dramani Mahama for ministerial appointments on January 24 and 25.
Mr Victor Smith, Eastern Regional Minister, has called on owners of media houses to be properly organised to build a solid foundation of the journalism profession in order to contribute their quota to Ghana’s development.
La Abafum-Kowe and Abese areas in the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal in the Greater Accra Region would benefit from the second phase of Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene for Urban Poor (WASH-UP II) communities in Ghana.
Two communities in the Gomoa West District in the Central Region have been provided with mechanized boreholes as part of efforts to ensure potable water supply in the areas.
Some individuals in the Sissala East district have received start up kits under the National Youth Employment Programme(NYEP) in support to enable them facilitate and establish private ventures in their respective areas.
The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama today presented a 12-seater Hyundai mini-bus valued at about $30,000 to the Sunyani Traditional Council in Sunyani.
In accordance with article 78 of the 1992 Constitution, His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama, has nominated the following as Ministers of State designate:
Ghana will soon become home to a health insurance knowledge centre which will provide expertise and training on health insurance to many countries and institutions across the world.
President John Dramani Mahama has left Accra today for a State visit to the Republic of Turkey.
The Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC), has attributed the occasional gunshots in Bawku to the many guns in the hands of the people and not because of the ethnic conflict in the area.
Italian energy company Eni said drilling operations off the coast of the west African nation of Ghana confirmed commercial potential.
The Presiding Member of the Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly in the Ashanti Region, Mr Tony Yeboah-Asare, has called on the President to break from tradition and bring innovation in the appointment of Chief Executives for the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).
In order to assist enhance the convenience of the Police in Tumu to enable them give off their best in the service, the Sissala East District Assembly has managed to donate some set of furniture to the Tumu Divisional Police.
Most projects initated by the Bosomtwe District Assembly in the Ashanti Region were completed before the end of the year 2012.
The Jomoro District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has started refunding money to parents and guardians who paid registration fees of their wards in junior high school to the directorate.
An ultra-modern Hearing Aid and Assessment Centre for the Cape Coast School of the Deaf and Visually Impaired was last Friday inaugurated by the Acting Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe.
Mr Kwame Busia, a tutor of the Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) and former assembly member for Adiembra-Amoawi, has appealed to the Offinso Municipal Assembly to step up its efforts at bringing development to the people.
Mr Paul Victor Obeng has been appointed a Senior Presidential Adviser to the Presidency by President John Dramani Mahama.
The Nkoranza South Municipal Assembly allocated more than 50 per cent of its annual budget for education delivery.
President Mahama arrived in Ankara, Turkey yesterday for a three-day state visit to the country.
The first hurdle to the legal challenge of the results of the December 2012 presidential election is expected to be cleared by a nine-member panel of the Sulawpreme Court in Accra today.
The Millennium Development Authority (MIDA) has said it will soon build four more foot bridges on the George Walker Bush Highway with two at the Lapaz section of the N1 Highway to curb the frequent accidents on the highway.
The Ghana Baptist Church is making frantic efforts to intervene in areas of sanitation and education as it would soon embark on borehole drilling to assist create accessibility to potable water in the local areas.
The Twenen road in the in the Jomoro District, which has for years not seen any major maintenance and has been a major worry to commuters who ply the road is currently under construction.
President John Mahama has in accordance with article 256(1) of the 1992 Constitution nominated the following as Regional Ministers designate
The Supreme Court has granted by a 6 - 3 majority decision the joinder motion brought by the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) seeking to be joined to the election petition filed by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur on Tuesday gave the assurance that Government is looking for ways to generate more power and increase access to small and medium scale entrepreneurs.
Leaders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Volta Region yesterday visited the offices of Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) to commiserate with staff on the death of Mr Henry Ford Kamel, Regional Minister.
The Executive Director of The Ark Foundation, Angela Dwamena Aboagye, has challenged relevant institutions- both state and private - to pay attention to conditions which contribute to mental ill-health of the general populace.
The NHIS, as part of its efforts to extend coverage to various vulnerable groups across the country, has registered 401 inmates of the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital near Accra.
The technology for the production of exportable yams is available with research institutions in the country but not accessible to over 95 per cent of yam farmers.
The Keta Municipal Assembly is to construct a new lorry station which will be attached to the Keta Market, Chief Executive of the municipality has disclosed.
Health workers at Pokukrom Health Centre in the Ahafo-Ano South District are contemplating on whether to cease operation of the facility as a solution to save deteriorating conditions of the centre.
The out-going Central Regional Minister, Mrs. Ama Benyiwa-Doe has said she does not anticipate any new ministerial appointment from President John Dramani Mahama but will not hesitate if she is nominated to head a new Ministry.
Residents of five communities in the Aowin District in the Western Region were full of joy when five separate hand dug wells fitted with pumps were inaugurated for them to improve on water accessibility in those areas.
The intervention of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly has seen an improvement in the state of the Nungua Market making it more convenient for business.
The Solicitor-General, Ms Amma Abuakuaa Gaisie, Wednesday confirmed that some beneficiaries of judgement debts in the past few years were overpaid, with some receiving double the amounts due them.
The Appointments Committee of Parliament will today start the vetting of nominees for appointment to the various ministries and regions.
A survey conducted by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in the New Juaben Municipality indicates that many children are being given processed drinks to send to school other than natural fruits which are more beneficial to their health.
The out-going Central Regional Director of Education, Dr Sarfo Kantanka, has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reconsider its decision and allow students to use computers and mobile phones in school.
About twenty – five (25) communities in the Offinso North District of the Ashanti Region are to benefit from mechanise small community water system to ensure access to potable water.
A total of 1,053 students from two Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Ningo/Prampram District have received laptops under the Government Free Laptop Per Child Project.
Ghana’s Senior National soccer team, the Black Stars, will this afternoon face a difficult test in their second Group B match against the Eagles of Mali as the Stars needs to clinch all three maximum points to secure their progress in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The Bekwai Municipal Assembly and four District Assemblies in the Ashanti Region have been selected for the phase two of the Town and Country Planning’s Land Use and Management Project (LAP).
School children in the Kumasi Metropolis would from now receive health care services in their schools, Dr Akwasi Yeboah-Awudzi, the Metropolitan Director of Health Service, has said.
The Tamale Metropolis has outlined plans to decongest the Tamale Metropolis to drive away hawkers who have taken over some principal streets and drivers who park at unauthorised places.
Six members of a syndicate have been arrested for allegedly trafficking young Ghanaian women and men to work as house-helps and shop attendants in Gulf countries.
Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister designate for Water Resources, Works and Housing said the nation is faced with a housing deficit of 1.7million housing units while government intends to provide decent accommodation to the people.
Relative to the revised rate of 15.8% recorded in November 2012, the year-on-year Producer Price Index for all industry increased to 17.1% in December 2012, representing an increase in producer inflation by 1.3 percentage points.
The appointment committee of parliament will continue vetting of ministers designate today Friday, January 25, 2013.
It appears the Ketu North District assembly would not slow down any time soon in its efforts to address the development challenges confronting its citizens.
The Turkish government has, through the Turk Export and Import Bank (Exim Bank) extended a $300 million facility to Ghana for infrastructural development.
Unemployed youth interested in working in the transport sector have been given a new lease of hope with the introduction of a new branch of the Ghana Youth Employment Development Agency (GYEDA), the Youth in Driving Programme.
The Sunyani Wood Sellers Association (SWSA) has called for the establishment of a timber market in the Sunyani Municipality.
The Ejisu Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region is supporting the Ejisu Government hospital with the construction of a an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) centre, Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Afrifa Yamoah Ponko has revealed.
At least five residents at the Sissala East District have been supported by the Local Enterprise and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) to acquire some tricycles for the purposes of helping to grow the local economy of the area.
Chief Executive for the Jomoro District Assembly, Mr. Sylvester Daddieh has commended government for its continuous effort in the area of helping reduce the ever rising unemployment rate in the country.
The Appointment Committee of Parliament will vet four Ministerial nominees on January 30 and 31.
Mr Michael Gbedemah, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Constituency Chairman for the Prestea Huni/Valley, has called on President John Dramani Mahama to retain the current District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Robert Wisdom Cudjoe.
The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has been spending GHc2,500,000 annually on sanitation since 2009, Alhaji Abdul Haruna Friday, the Tamale Metro Chief Executive, has said.
Mr Mark Woyongo, outgoing Upper East Regional Minister, has said the Regional authorities would ensure that estate developers present their building plans with provisions for toilet facilities.
Families in deprived areas in Ghana are often constrained in affording proper educational materials, including uniforms and shoes, to send their children to school.
The Spanish Government shall in June begin the construction of two mechanized boreholes in the Bongo District.
The African Union (AU) has invited President John Dramani Mahama to deliver an address to the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, which opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday.
Dr Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Executive Chairman of Zoomlion, a sanitation company, has expressed the need for Ghana to promote and strengthen Private/Public Partnership in environment and sanitation to keep the nation clean.
About 120 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates drawn from the Bolgatanga Municipality at the weekend attended a carrier conference organised by Restorative Seed Society (RSS).
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has terminated the appointment of its Northern Regional Accountant, Mr Abdul Rahman Gado, and three other scheme officials of the Savelugu Nanton Mutual Health Insurance Scheme for negligence and gross incompetence in the discharge of their duties which have resulted in the loss of GHc 304,123.51 to the authority.
The Gomoa Fomena School Management Committee (SMC) in collaboration with the chiefs of the town, has enacted bye-laws that would sanction boys who impregnate school girls.
Health facilities in the Nadowli District of the Upper West Region recorded no maternal deaths in the year 2012.
The Ga East Municipal Assembly has completed the first phase of construction of stalls at the Dome market at a cost of GH¢101, 538.00.
The Asuogyaman District Assembly, like many other assemblies is embarking on a mob-up exercise to complete ongoing projects, Chief Executive, Johnson Ahiakpor has disclosed.
Ghana’s premier national soccer team, the Black Stars will today face the antelopes of Niger in their last round of Group B matches of the 2013 African Cup of Nation (AFCON) at the Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in South Africa
Sanitation within the Ga West Municipality promises to improve tremoundous as a result of the acquisition of new refuse trucks by the Assembly to champion that course.
In their bid to beef up security in the area, the Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly Chief Executive, Mr. Daniel Amartey Mensah has revealed that about 800 security lights and 800 streetlights have been installed on most streets witin the area.
Fish farmers in Brong-Ahafo Region on Monday called on stakeholders in the fishing industry to initiate efforts to resuscitate the hatchery at Dormaa-Ahenkro.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has organised a two- week training course on International Disaster Management, to educate stakeholders on the best practices of disaster management.
Public sector doctors have threatened to withdraw their services from Monday, February 18, 2013, over issues arising from their migration onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
It is a taboo for women to give birth to babies or even menstruate in Dove, a town in the Mafi Traditional Area of the Central Tongu District.
The former President of the Brong Ahafo Regional chapter of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) has commended the government for donation of a 35-seater Yutong bus to the National Service Secretariat.
About 190 persons in the Effutu Municipality have successfully received skills training under the Ghana Youth Employment Entrepreneur Development Agency (GYEEDA) as part of efforts to cut down the rate of unemployment in the area.
The Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly has presented One Thousand Four Hundred (1,400) mono desks to twenty three (23) Junior High Schools (SHS) in the Yilo Krobo Municipality.
Members of Parliament on Tuesday commended the Black Stars for their wonderful performance so far at the ongoing AFCON 2013 in South Africa which has earned them a place in the quarter final stage of the tournament.
The Volta River authority and the Electricity Company of Ghana are calling for hikes in electricity tariffs.
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has reviewed upwards provider tariffs for medical services provided under the Scheme.
Parliament on Tuesday approved all of President John Mahama’s seven ministers designate who were vetted last week.
President John Dramani Mahama has pledged 3million dollars to support the African-led force for Mali (AFISMA) at a donor conference held on Tuesday.
Contracts for the construction of new classroom blocks for three schools in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region have been awarded and work would soon commence, Mr Kofi Lawson, District Chief Executive has disclosed.
Embattled minister-designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection Nana Oye Lithur will today face the Appointments Committee of Parliament for vetting.
The Food and Drugs Authority, (FDA) upon a tip off have found a consignment of unwholesome chicken parts dumped at a refuse dumping site at Teshie, a suburb of Accra.
The Government of Ghana has officially stated that it is not involved in any shipment of gold from Ghana to Iran which has been seized in Turkey.
Okyeman Mponoahene (boundary chief), Nana Mbeah I, has called on chiefs, assembly members and opinion leaders to help stop the unlawful sand winning operations in the Akyem Abuakwa State, in the Eastern Region.
As part of its economic improvement measures, the Atiwa District in the Eastern Region is to construct about six new satellite markets at various communities.
Hawkers around the Makola Market in Accra have indicated their displeasure with the decongestion exercise being undertaken by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) task force.
Minister designate for Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, has impressed that challenges facing the country in the sanitation sector could only be solved through collaborated efforts.
A considerable number of equipments have been delivered to some individuals who have taken training in certain skills under the Local Enterprise and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) being implemented in the Sissala East District.
Though the Local Governance and Decentralization Program, USAID/Ghana has made it possible for the first street signs to be put up in the Prestea Huni Valley District of the Western Region.
Bright Generation, a non-governmental Organisation (NGO) has donated some items including 1000 tom shoes,Text Books, Pens, Uniforms and Pencils to primary school children in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District.
Members of Parliament on Wednesday bemoaned the high spate of fire outbreaks that have been recorded in recent times.
Newmont Ahafo Development Foundation (NADeF), has awarded scholarships estimated at about GH¢1,638,460 to 1,455 students in the mine take communities during the 2012/2013 academic year.
The Government of Ghana with support from the World Bank has completed a GH¢ 715,000.00 small town water project at Tarkwa Nsuaem and its surrounding communities.
The final submission of entries for national and regional elections for members of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) is billed to come to a close today, Thursday 31st, January 2013.
Plan Ghana on Tuesday inaugurated a Youth Auto-mechanics Skills Training Centre in Koforidua.
The Central Regional Development Commission (CEDECOM) spent over 50 million Ghana Cedis on development projects in the Agona West Municipality in the year 2011/12.
A day’s orientation course for 120 teachers on the theme: “Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), a union of choice,” has ended in Bolgatanga with a call on teachers to join the body.