SOCIAL:
“I have confidence in the people of Ghana”-President Mahama
Tuesday, January 01 2013

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.

LAWRA:
Assembly expresses worry over prevailing land disputes
Tuesday, January 01 2013

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

KEEA:
Dr. Annan donates food items to health facilities
Tuesday, January 01 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Rawlings seeks wisdom for President Mahama
Tuesday, January 01 2013

Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Monday, lighted the perpetual flame to mark the 31st Anniversary of the 31st December Revolution in Accra.

SOCIAL:
World Bank gives Ghana $88.6 million for G-SOP
Tuesday, January 01 2013

The Government has received 88.6 million dollars from the World Bank towards the implementation of Ghana Social Opportunities Project (G-SOP).

KEEA:
Indian investors visit defunct Komenda factory
Wednesday, January 02 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Prez Mahama delivers first New Year message to the nation
Wednesday, January 02 2013

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.

SISSALA W:
Residents urged to use ‘Kukur Bagr’ Festival to unite
Wednesday, January 02 2013

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.  

SOCIAL:
Ban on second-hand fridges takes effect
Wednesday, January 02 2013

The ban on the importation of used refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners took effect from yesterday, January 1, 2013.

SOCIAL:
President-elect Mahama heads to court over NPP suit
Wednesday, January 02 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.

SOCIAL:
Inauguration: Work on Indece Square nears completion
Wednesday, January 02 2013

Officials in charge of the Independence Square, venue for the swearing in ceremony of the President-elect, say all is set for the event.

SOCIAL:
Transition Team meets today after holidays
Wednesday, January 02 2013

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.

EDUCATION:
Make education the hub for our development - GNAT
Wednesday, January 02 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
SSNIT increases pension allowance
Wednesday, January 02 2013

From this month onwards, pensioners will receive a minimum of 100 Ghana Cedis as their monthly pension.

KWAHU W:
Assembly members urged to remain non-partisan
Thursday, January 03 2013

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.

SUNYANI:
Pastor advises orphanage homes to help unearth talents of inmates
Thursday, January 03 2013

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.

AMA:
LESDEP supports media personnel
Thursday, January 03 2013

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.

HO:
Ministry Of Local Gov presents bus to cured lepers Village
Thursday, January 03 2013

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has presented a 39-seater bus to the Schoonhoven cured lepers village in Ho.

SOCIAL:
NDC files motion to join EC, Mahama in court over NPP’s petition
Thursday, January 03 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Official: NPP Boycotts Mahama Inauguration
Thursday, January 03 2013

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced it will not participate in the inauguration ceremony for President John Dramani Mahama on December 7, 2012.

SOCIAL:
Registration for new MPs ends today
Thursday, January 03 2013

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.

POLITICS:
NPP youth vow to stop Kufuor from attending Mahama’s inauguration
Thursday, January 03 2013

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.

BIBIANI:
Chirano Gold Mines pushes breast cancer screening for women
Thursday, January 03 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.

SOCIAL:
MPs pay tribute to their late colleague
Thursday, January 03 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Former President Kufuor to attend Mahama’s inauguration
Thursday, January 03 2013

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.

AMA:
LESDEP to introduce new modules
Friday, January 04 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Prez directs Inaugural Ceremony to be national
Friday, January 04 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has directed that the Presidential Inaugural ceremony scheduled for Monday January 7 2013 be given a national character.

BOLGA:
Parents urged to show keen interest in education of children
Friday, January 04 2013

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.

MFANTSEMAN:
Gov’t directs MMDAs to determine sites for Community SHS
Friday, January 04 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Mahama addresses nation today; focus to be on national unity
Friday, January 04 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Doe Adjaho confirmed as Speaker of Parliament, Kumbour is Majority Leader
Friday, January 04 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
“ Despite challenges, state of the nation is strong”-President Mahama
Friday, January 04 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has echoed that despite the challenges the country faces, the state of the nation is strong.

AHANTA W:
DCE bemoans destruction of natural resources
Friday, January 04 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Prez commends parliament for its cooperation
Friday, January 04 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Brazilian firm wins Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange contract
Friday, January 04 2013

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.

BOSOMTWE:
Assembly supports disabled with GHs60,000.00
Saturday, January 05 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Ghana prepares for Mahama swearing-in
Saturday, January 05 2013

Independence Square will host several high profile dignitaries on Monday as Ghana swears-in President John Mahama.

SOCIAL:
Obama designates delegation to attend Mahama’s inauguration
Saturday, January 05 2013

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.

WA:
15 more schools receive 785 better Gh laptops
Saturday, January 05 2013

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.

SECURITY:
Prez Mahama commissions 4 helicopters
Sunday, January 06 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
January 7 is not holiday - Interior Ministry
Sunday, January 06 2013

Interior Ministry rules out Monday January 7 as a public holiday
Government says Monday January 7, 2013 is not a public holiday.

SOCIAL:
Sovereignty should not be shield for human rights abuse - Kofi Annan
Sunday, January 06 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
More Heads of State/dignitaries arrive for Mahama’s inauguration
Monday, January 07 2013

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.

AHANTA W:
Assembly takes steps to protect environment
Monday, January 07 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Adjaho sworn in as speaker, 6th Parliament commences
Monday, January 07 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Former Speaker bids farewell to MP’s as fifth Parliament dissolves
Monday, January 07 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Mahama sworn in as President of Ghana
Monday, January 07 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.

SOCIAL:
’I will be your ally’ – Mahama assures business community
Monday, January 07 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has assured the Ghanaian business community for his support to help them thrive in the midst of intense competition.

 

 

SOCIAL:
Ghanaians must respect Prez Mahama’s authority - Nduom
Monday, January 07 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Ex Prez Rawlings and Kufour salute Prez Mahama
Monday, January 07 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Ghanaians troop to witness the Swearing-in of Prez Mahama
Monday, January 07 2013

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.

AWUTU:
Hannah Tetteh urges NDC supporters to lead worthy lives
Monday, January 07 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Some Dignitaries depart after inaugural ceremony
Monday, January 07 2013

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.

EDUCATION:
Education Ministry to conduct schools census exercise
Tuesday, January 08 2013

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.

KMA:
Kumasi Abattoir needs GHs700,000.00 to operate optimally
Tuesday, January 08 2013

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.

WA:
VVF drills 12 boreholes for 12,500 Ghanaians
Tuesday, January 08 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Africa must learn from Ghana’s democracy—Kofi Annan
Tuesday, January 08 2013

The former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says he hopes other African countries learn from what he described as Ghana’s maturing democracy.

SOCIAL:
Apostle Sarpong urges SADA to promote mushroom farming
Tuesday, January 08 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Mahama will move to Flagstaff House soon - Fritz Baffour
Tuesday, January 08 2013

President John Mahama will move to the Flagstaff House before the first quarter of the year according to Information Minister Fritz Baffour.

SAVELUGU/NANTON:
Star-Ghana sets project to improve educational governance/accountability
Tuesday, January 08 2013

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. 

SOCIAL:
I’ll work to transform Ghana - President Mahama
Tuesday, January 08 2013

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.

N JUABEN:
NDC Zongo Groups urged to unite for development
Tuesday, January 08 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
I will choose the state ahead of NPP - Kufuor
Tuesday, January 08 2013

Former President Kufuor says his decision to attend Monday’s inauguration of President Mahama was a difficult one.

TALENSI:
Chinese mining firm in UE to start production this year
Tuesday, January 08 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Mamfi chiefs convert social center into ICT center
Wednesday, January 09 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.

HEALTH:
Nurses want more health resources to facilitate their work in 2013
Wednesday, January 09 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
President Mahama makes first appointments
Wednesday, January 09 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday made some major changes in his government, a day after being sworn in as President.

AMA:
Assembly suspends dumping at Achimota site
Wednesday, January 09 2013

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) will, from tomorrow, Thursday, January 10, 2013, suspend the dumping of garbage at the Achimota dump site.

SOCIAL:
Ghana receives 15,650,000 Euros from EU
Wednesday, January 09 2013

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.

 

HEALTH:
Health workers urged to rededicate themselves to improve child care
Wednesday, January 09 2013

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on all stakeholders within the health sector to rededicate themselves to improve care for children under five.

TALENSI:
Shaanxi mining firm make moves to assist in development
Wednesday, January 09 2013

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.

ECONOMICS:
2012 end-of-year inflation target missed but drops to 8.8%
Wednesday, January 09 2013

Inflation ended the year at 8.8 percent despite spending during the elections and the Christmas season.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t urged to put more resources into education
Wednesday, January 09 2013

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.

KINTAMPO:
Chief urges Prez Mahama to implement free SHS policy
Wednesday, January 09 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
NSS deploys 1,873 Qualified Nurses and Midwives
Wednesday, January 09 2013

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.

POLITICS:
NPP Supreme Court Petition Hearing begins today
Thursday, January 10 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Ghana tagged as model of African democracy - CDD
Thursday, January 10 2013

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) on Wednesday said the nation has been tagged as a shining model of democracy in Africa.

SOCIAL:
Caretaker Ministers would not take policy decisions-VP
Thursday, January 10 2013

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.

OFFINSO S:
Maternal deaths drop in the Offinso Municipality
Thursday, January 10 2013

Maternal deaths in the Offinso Municipality saw a significant drop last year, Ms Beatrice Appah, the Municipal Health Director, has announced.

ECONOMICS:
Inflation remains at single digit for 31 months as cedi regains strength
Thursday, January 10 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Speaker chairs committee of selection
Thursday, January 10 2013

The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Edward Doe Adjaho is to chair the Committee of Selection.

SOCIAL:
Supreme Court adjourns hearing of NDC’s joinder application
Thursday, January 10 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Akatsi South, Buem by-elections slated for Feb 5 and 26
Thursday, January 10 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
DCEs to remain in office till May 2013
Friday, January 11 2013

Government has said that District Municipal and Metropolitan Chief Executives are not affected by the general reshuffle of ministers.

LEKMA:
Assembly completes most of 2012 projects
Friday, January 11 2013

The Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) in Greater Accra Region, has completed most of its development projects for 2012 through internally generated fund (IGF).

SOCIAL:
Prez promises to adequately support energy sector
Friday, January 11 2013

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.

SPORTS:
Stars maul Pharoahs in 2013 Afcon warm-up
Friday, January 11 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Ghana Water Company facility invaded by armed illegal miners
Friday, January 11 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Teenage sex work surges in Cape Coast
Friday, January 11 2013

The number of teenagers engaged in sex work in the Cape Coast Metropolis is steadily increasing.

HO:
Municipal Insurance to take services to workplaces
Friday, January 11 2013

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.

POLITICS:
President Mahama makes first ministerial appointments
Friday, January 11 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has presented the names of twelve ministerial nominees to Parliament for vetting.

SEFWI W:
Residents urged to unite for progress
Sunday, January 13 2013

The chiefs and people of Sefwi-Anhwiaso traditional area, have celebrated their annual “Yam Festival” amidst splendid cultural performance and fanfare.

SOCIAL:
Seth Terkper to lead Finance Ministry
Friday, January 11 2013

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.

 

SOCIAL:
Ofosu Ampofo is Best Minister for 2012
Saturday, January 12 2013

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.

SUNYANI:
AAP to construct 60 boreholes in B/A in 2013
Saturday, January 12 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
25 perished on Konongo-Nnadieso stretch of Kumasi-Accra Highway
Saturday, January 12 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.

SOCIAL:
Farmers not happy with dwindling funding of agricultural production
Saturday, January 12 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Appointment Committee to start vetting ministerial nominees next week
Saturday, January 12 2013

Parliament’s appointment committee is expected to meet sometime next week to consider nominees for the positions of ministers and deputies.

AMA:
Traders appeal to AMA to beef up security
Sunday, January 13 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Consultant urges District Assemblies to develop energy plans
Sunday, January 13 2013

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.

AMA:
Hawkers to leave streets by Monday- AMA
Monday, January 14 2013

Hawkers at the Central Business District of Accra have up till close of today to leave the streets.

AMA:
NGO trains students on effects of climate change
Monday, January 14 2013

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.

HEALTH:
AIDS is not a curse from God- Rev Azumah
Monday, January 14 2013

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.

KETA:
456 laptops for 19 schools
Monday, January 14 2013

Government continues to pursue its quest to ensuring easy access to acquiring skills in information communication technology with the distribution of free laptop computers.

KETU S:
GNFS help extinguish raging furnace in Togo
Monday, January 14 2013

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
stores.

SISSALA E:
MP expresses concern with imbalances in gender equality
Monday, January 14 2013

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.  

E JUABEN:
Gov’t hospital takes delivery of medical items
Monday, January 14 2013

The Ejisu Government Hospital has received medical items valued at more than GH¢5,000.00 to enhance its operation.

SISSALA E:
More health/education projects to commence soon
Monday, January 14 2013

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.

ASSIN S:
Assembly to roll-out programmes and policies soon
Monday, January 14 2013

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. 

KMA:
NGO wants Mayor retained
Monday, January 14 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.

SOCIAL:
Ex-Im Bank approves $155.4M loan for expansion of Ridge hospital
Monday, January 14 2013

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.

BOLE:
Chiefs/ People of Bamboi calls on President to remedy poverty up-north
Monday, January 14 2013

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.

AMA:
Ghana loses GHs420m annually due to poor sanitation
Tuesday, January 15 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Min. of Education hands over 11 buses to NSS
Tuesday, January 15 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Money laundering to be stopped -Mahama
Tuesday, January 15 2013

A seven-member Financial Action Task Force on Monday paid a courtesy call on President John Mahama in The Castle, Osu.

KMA:
Two-week ultimatum given to traders to re-locate
Tuesday, January 15 2013

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has given hawkers and traders operating at unauthorized places in the metropolis two weeks to voluntarily relocate.

AKATSI S:
3 NDC candidates file nominations for Akatsi South
Tuesday, January 15 2013

Three candidates have filed their nominations to contest the Akatsi South seat on the ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

SOCIAL:
ISD/IPR organise training for PROs
Tuesday, January 15 2013

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.

ASHAIMAN:
Interference is the bane of dev’t in Ashaiman- MCE
Tuesday, January 15 2013

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:
Bawku violence is purely criminal-MCE
Tuesday, January 15 2013

Bawku Municipal authorities have rejected claims that recent shooting incidents in the area are ethnic related.

HEALTH:
Tamale Hospital to establish center of excellence for maternal and child care
Wednesday, January 16 2013

HFC Bank is to support the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) to establish a center of excellence for maternal and child care.

SOCIAL:
Ga Mantse Nii Tackie Tawiah III is dead
Wednesday, January 16 2013

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.

AMA:
Assembly establishes sanitation courts to curb indiscipline
Wednesday, January 16 2013

Mr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye, Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on Tuesday outlined efforts to curb sanitation indiscipline in the city.

SOCIAL:
NDC joinder application - Supreme Court sits today
Wednesday, January 16 2013

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.

KETA:
Assembly to speed work on uncompleted projects
Wednesday, January 16 2013

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.

AMA:
GCAA donates to La Wireless cluster of schools
Wednesday, January 16 2013

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.

EFFUTU:
Japanese gov’t to construct dormitory for Winneba SHS
Wednesday, January 16 2013

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).

BOLGA:
CSOs calls for by–elections for Assembly Members
Wednesday, January 16 2013

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.

E GONJA:
Salaga North MP wants more teachers posted to area
Wednesday, January 16 2013

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.

SISSALA E:
MP vows to collaborate in tackling abduction of girls
Wednesday, January 16 2013

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.

TOLON:
Farmer-based groups receive agricultural boost
Wednesday, January 16 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t secures $88 million dollars for NSS
Thursday, January 17 2013

government  has secured 88 million dollars from an Israeli company to revamp the activities of the National Service Scheme (NSS).

AMA:
“Gutters and drains are not garbage containers” - Prez Mahama
Thursday, January 17 2013

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.

 

BIBIANI:
Assembly renovates fire station
Thursday, January 17 2013

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.

AMENFI E:
Japan offers grant for the construction of school
Thursday, January 17 2013

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.

JASIKAN:
Kofi Adams files nomination for Buem primaries
Thursday, January 17 2013

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).

ENTERTAINMENT:
Gov’t will support the growth of creative arts- Prez Mahama
Thursday, January 17 2013

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.

SPORTS:
Zoomlion gives $50k to Ministry of Youth & Sports
Thursday, January 17 2013

Waste management giants, Zoomlion, have made a cheque donation worth $50,000 to the Ministry of Youth & Sports.

BAWKU:
Assembly to reward persons with Information on weapons
Thursday, January 17 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
President nominates seven more ministers
Friday, January 18 2013

President John Dramani Mahama acting in accordance with article 78 of the 1992 Constitution has nominated seven more minister designates to various ministerial positions.

AKATSI S:
NDC okays 4 for Akatsi South primaries
Friday, January 18 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Ghanaian troops ready for battle in Mali
Friday, January 18 2013

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is waiting for the green light from ECOWAS to send 120 soldiers to the besieged nation of Mali.

SOCIAL:
Prez Mahama for an emergency ECOWAS Summit on Mali
Friday, January 18 2013

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.

Ellembele:
MP nominated as Minister
Friday, January 18 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
UN Resident Coordinator lauds Ghana for reducing maternal mortality
Friday, January 18 2013

President John Mahama glancing through a publication on the Maternal Mortality situation. With him is the UN Resident Coordinator, Ruby Sandhu-Rojon.

SOCIAL:
Queen-mothers pay courtesy call on VP
Friday, January 18 2013

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.

AMA:
MMDAs tasked to construct public toilets at vantage points
Friday, January 18 2013

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.

BOSOMTWE:
Zoomlion to build compost plant at Adagya
Friday, January 18 2013

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.

KWAHU W:
Heads of Department, Assembly members attend workshop
Friday, January 18 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Parliament to vet six ministerial nominees next week
Saturday, January 19 2013

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.

N JUABEN:
Pay Journalists well to be professional - Victor Smith
Saturday, January 19 2013

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 D KOTOPON:
Abafum,Abese to benefit from “WASH-UP II” project
Saturday, January 19 2013

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.

GOMOA W:

2 communities provided with boreholes
Sunday, January 20 2013

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.

SISSALA E:
More individuals acquire start up kits
Sunday, January 20 2013

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.

SUNYANI:
First lady presents mini-bus to Traditional Council
Sunday, January 20 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Mahama appoints more ministers, Haruna for Trade
Monday, January 21 2013

In accordance with article 78 of the 1992 Constitution, His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama, has nominated the following as Ministers of State designate:

SOCIAL:
NHIA to establish Health Insurance Learning Centre
Monday, January 21 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
President Mahama away to Turkey
Monday, January 21 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has left Accra today for a State visit to the Republic of Turkey.

SOCIAL:
REGSEC complains of too many guns in Bawku
Monday, January 21 2013

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.

ECONOMICS:
Another major oil find offshore Ghana
Monday, January 21 2013

Italian energy company Eni said drilling operations off the coast of the west African nation of Ghana confirmed commercial potential.

ATWIMA K:
Appointment of MMDCEs — President urged to break from tradition
Monday, January 21 2013

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).

 

SISSALA E:
Assembly donates furniture to Tumu Divisional Police
Monday, January 21 2013

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.

BOSOMTWE:
Assembly completes major projects initiated in 2012
Monday, January 21 2013

Most projects initated by the Bosomtwe District Assembly in the Ashanti Region were completed before the end of the year 2012.

JOMORO:
GES refunds registration fees to parents
Monday, January 21 2013

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.

C COAST:
Hearing assessment centre inaugurated at School for deaf
Monday, January 21 2013

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.

OFFINSO S:
Assembly urged to transform lives of residents
Tuesday, January 22 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
P. V. Obeng appointed as Senior Presidential Adviser
Tuesday, January 22 2013

Mr Paul Victor Obeng has been appointed a Senior Presidential Adviser to the Presidency by President John Dramani Mahama.

NKORANZA S:
Assembly allocates 50% of budget to education
Tuesday, January 22 2013

The Nkoranza South Municipal Assembly allocated more than 50 per cent of its annual budget for  education delivery.

SOCIAL:
President Mahama Inaugurates New Mission In Turkey
Tuesday, January 22 2013

President Mahama arrived in Ankara, Turkey yesterday for a three-day state visit to the country.

SOCIAL:
Supreme Court rules on NDC joinder application today
Tuesday, January 22 2013

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.

AMA:
N1 Highway to get four more foot bridges
Tuesday, January 22 2013

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.

YENDI:
Baptist Church to assist push boreholes in localities
Tuesday, January 22 2013

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.

JOMORO:
Twenen road facelifted
Tuesday, January 22 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Fourth batch of ministerial appointments out
Tuesday, January 22 2013

President John Mahama has in accordance with article 256(1) of the 1992 Constitution nominated the following as Regional Ministers designate

SOCIAL:
Supreme Court grants NDC joinder application
Tuesday, January 22 2013

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).

SOCIAL:
VP Amissah-Arthur assures Ghanaians of more power generation
Wednesday, January 23 2013

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.

 

HO:
Volta NPP Commiserate With VRCC On Kamel’s Death
Wednesday, January 23 2013

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.

HEALTH:
Pay attention to mental health- Dwamena Aboagye
Wednesday, January 23 2013

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.

HEALTH:
NHIA registers inmates at Pantang hospital
Wednesday, January 23 2013

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.

SUNYANI:
Lack of modern technology is a major constrain facing yam farmers
Wednesday, January 23 2013

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.

KETA:
New lorry station for Keta Market
Wednesday, January 23 2013

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.

AHAFO ANO S:
Health facility faces water problem
Wednesday, January 23 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Benyiwa-Doe content with new C/R Minister designate
Wednesday, January 23 2013

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.

AOWIN:
Catholic priest provides 5 towns with borehole
Wednesday, January 23 2013

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.

LEKMA:
MCE lauds development progress made so far
Wednesday, January 23 2013

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.

 

SOCIAL:Bombshell: Judgement debts beneficiaries overpaid; Solicitor-General reveals
Thursday, January 24 2013

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.

SOCIAL:Ministers-designate face parliament today
Thursday, January 24 2013

The Appointments Committee of Parliament will today start the vetting of nominees for appointment to the various ministries and regions.

 

N JUABEN: Parents Urged To Give Children Fresh Fruits
Thursday, January 24 2013

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.

CAPE C:Students should acquaint themselves with computers in schools- Dr Kantanka
Thursday, January 24 2013

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.

OFFINSO N:
25 communities to get potable water
Thursday, January 24 2013

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.

NINGO P:
1,053 Students in district receive free laptops
Thursday, January 24 2013

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.

 

SPORTS:
Can the Black Stars keep their AFCON hope alive?
Thursday, January 24 2013

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).

BEKWAI:
Five assemblies in Ashanti selected for LAP II
Thursday, January 24 2013

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).

KMA:
School kids to enjoy improved health care services
Thursday, January 24 2013

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.

TAMALE:
Assembly to decongest metropolis of hawkers
Thursday, January 24 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Six busted for trafficking girls to work as sex slaves in the Gulf
Friday, January 25 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t to build 170,000 housing units
Friday, January 25 2013

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.

 

SOCIAL:
Producer Inflation inches up to 17.1%
Friday, January 25 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Vetting of ministers designate enters day two
Friday, January 25 2013

The appointment committee of parliament will continue vetting of ministers designate today Friday, January 25, 2013.

KETU N:
Assembly awards contracts for 11 new projects, CHPS compound
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.

SOCIAL:
Turkey extends $300m facility to Ghana
Friday, January 25 2013

The Turkish government has, through the Turk Export and Import Bank (Exim Bank) extended a $300 million facility to Ghana for infrastructural development.

SOCIAL:
Urban transport sector gets boost with Youth in Driving Programme
Friday, January 25 2013

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.

SUNYANI:
Wood sellers call for the creation of a timber market
Friday, January 25 2013

The Sunyani Wood Sellers Association (SWSA) has called for the establishment of a timber market in the Sunyani Municipality.

E JUABEN:
Ejisu hospital to get Ear Nose & throat centre
Friday, January 25 2013

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.

SISSALA E:
Five receive tricycles under LESDEP
Friday, January 25 2013

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.

JOMORO:
Assembly presents start-up kits to trained youth
Friday, January 25 2013

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.

 

SOCIAL:
Nana Oye and three others to be vetted next week
Saturday, January 26 2013

The Appointment Committee of Parliament will vet four Ministerial nominees on January 30 and 31.

SOCIAL:
Retain DCE for District - Gbedemah
Saturday, January 26 2013

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.

TAMALE:
Assembly spends GHs 2,500,000 on sanitation annually
Saturday, January 26 2013

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.

BOLGA:
U/E min donates motorbikes to 5 districts
Sunday, January 27 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Free shoes for school children
Sunday, January 27 2013

Families in deprived areas in Ghana are often constrained in affording proper educational materials, including uniforms and shoes, to send their children to school.

BONGO:
Mechanized borehole approved for deprived communities
Sunday, January 27 2013

The Spanish Government shall in June begin the construction of two mechanized boreholes in the Bongo District.

SOCIAL:
AU invites President Mahama to address Summit
Monday, January 28 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Private sector participation is key to solving sanitation problems -Siaw Agyepong
Monday, January 28 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
RSS organises carrier conference for BECE candidates
Monday, January 28 2013

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).

HEALTH:
NHIA dismisses 4 officials over Gh¢304,123.51 loss
Monday, January 28 2013

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.

GOMOA W:
Gomoa School Management Committee enacts law to protect girl-child
Monday, January 28 2013

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.

NADOWLI:
Nadowli District records no maternal deaths in 2012
Monday, January 28 2013

Health facilities in the Nadowli District of the Upper West Region recorded no maternal deaths in the year 2012.

 

GA E:
Assembly completes Dome Market Sheds Project I
Monday, January 28 2013

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.

ASUOGYAMAN:
Mob-up exercise to complete electrification projects, others
Monday, January 28 2013

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.

SPORTS:
Stars hopeful to shine against Niger today
Monday, January 28 2013

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

GA W:
Assembly acquires new refuse trucks
Monday, January 28 2013

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.

LEKMA:
1,600 Security/Streelights installed
Monday, January 28 2013

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.

DORMAA:
Fish farmers call for the resuscitation of hatchery
Tuesday, January 29 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
NADMO schools stakeholders on international disaster management
Tuesday, January 29 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Doctors serve notice to embark on nationwide strike
Tuesday, January 29 2013

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).

C TONGU:
Dove; A town where it is a taboo to menstruate, give birth and bury the dead
Tuesday, January 29 2013

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.

 

SOCIAL:
Former NASPA president commends Government for Yutong buses
Tuesday, January 29 2013

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.

EFFUTU:
190 youth trained under GYEEDA
Tuesday, January 29 2013

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.

YILO K:
Assembly presents school desks to pupils
Tuesday, January 29 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
MPs congratulate Black Stars
Tuesday, January 29 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Power providers want tariffs up despite power outages
Tuesday, January 29 2013

The Volta River authority and the Electricity Company of Ghana are calling for hikes in electricity tariffs.

HEALTH:
NHIA gives 26% increase in tariffs to Healthcare providers
Wednesday, January 30 2013

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has reviewed upwards provider tariffs for medical services provided under the Scheme.

SOCIAL:
Parliament approves first batch of ministers
Wednesday, January 30 2013

Parliament on Tuesday approved all of President John Mahama’s seven ministers designate who were vetted last week.

SOCIAL:
Ghana pledges $3m to support AFISMA
Wednesday, January 30 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has pledged 3million dollars to support the African-led force for Mali (AFISMA) at a donor conference held on Tuesday.

KETU N:
Three schools to get new classroom blocks
Wednesday, January 30 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
Oye Lithur, others to pass through vetting today
Wednesday, January 30 2013

Embattled minister-designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection Nana Oye Lithur will today face the Appointments Committee of Parliament for vetting.

LEKMA:
FDA cautions public of unwholsome chicken parts
Wednesday, January 30 2013

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.

STATEMENT:
Gov’t denies involvement in $80 million gold scandal
Wednesday, January 30 2013

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.

NSAWAM:
Sand winning destroying Akyem Abuakwa State lands - Mponoahene
Wednesday, January 30 2013

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.

ATIWA:
Assembly to construct 6 new satellite markets
Wednesday, January 30 2013

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.

AMA:
Decongestion intensifies, street hawkers angry
Wednesday, January 30 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
We need collaborated efforts to tackle sanitation issues –Oppong-Fosu
Wednesday, January 30 2013

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.

 

 

SISSALA E:
LESDEP beneficiaries receive start up kits
Wednesday, January 30 2013

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.

PRESTEA:
Assembly mounts first street signs
Wednesday, January 30 2013

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.

BUNKPURUGU Y:
Bright Generation donates to basic school children
Thursday, January 31 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
MPs bemoan high spate of fire outbreaks
Thursday, January 31 2013

Members of Parliament on Wednesday bemoaned the high spate of fire outbreaks that have been recorded in recent times.

ASUTIFI:
Newmont awards GH¢3,664,739 scholarship to students
Thursday, January 31 2013

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.

TARKWA:
GH¢ 715,000.00 small town water project commisioned
Thursday, January 31 2013

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.

SOCIAL:
GJA closes submission of election forms today
Thursday, January 31 2013

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.

N JUABEN:
Plan Ghana inaugurates youth auto-mechanic centre
Thursday, January 31 2013

Plan Ghana on Tuesday inaugurated a Youth Auto-mechanics Skills Training Centre in Koforidua.

AGONA W:
CEDECOM spends GHs 50 million on dev’t projects
Thursday, January 31 2013

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.

BOLGA:
Teachers attend orientation course
Thursday, January 31 2013

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.