SOCIAL:
2014 is year for good things, claim it! Mahama prophesies
Wednesday, January 01 2014

President John Mahama has prophetically declared 2014 as the year of "many good things to happen" in Ghana and admonished all Ghanaians to "claim it."

DORMAA:
1,360 students obtain scholarships
Wednesday, January 01 2014

The Dormaa Education Endowment Fund (DORMEEF) on Monday awarded scholarships worth GH¢30,000.00 to 70 students from Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Brong-Ahafo Region to further their education.

ABURA:
Remaining 5% communities to be connected to national grid
Wednesday, January 01 2014

The Abura Asebu Kwamankese District Assembly is hopeful of achieving hundred percent (100%) electricity coverage by next.

HEALTH:
’We will comply with MOH directives’
Wednesday, January 01 2014

Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited on Tuesday pledged its commitment to ensuring that the recent impasse between the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) and Tobinco is resolved in the shortest possible time.

HO:
Minister donates to Ho cured lepers
Thursday, January 02 2014

Cured lepers in Ho, are expected to live independently, following the presentation of equipment to the Lepers’ Skills Training Centre by Mrs Dzifa Attivor, Minister of Transport on Wednesday.

SABOBA:
Poor BECE results worrying-Educ. Director
Thursday, January 02 2014

The Saboba District Director of education, Philip Debabe is calling on stakeholders to sit up to help transform the sector from its current situation.

POLITICS:
CPP damns gov’t over corruption; challenges Ghanaians to be vigilant
Thursday, January 02 2014

The Convention Peoples Party has challenged Ghanaians to demand more accountability from the government as a way of fighting mismanagement and corruption in the country in 2014.

TECHIMAN:
Techiman Central Market receives attention
Thursday, January 02 2014

The Municipal Chief Executive for Techiman , Hon. Philip Oppong Amponsah has declared his readiness to modernize the Techiman central market to meet international standard since the market is one of the vibrant markets in the west  African sub region.

ECONOMICS:
Ban on importation of rice relaxed
Friday, January 03 2014

The Ministry of Trade and Industry, has relaxed the ban of importation of rice through the country’s borders.

ECONOMICS:
BoG tightens limit on over-the-counter third party cheque payments
Friday, January 03 2014

The Bank of Ghana has asked banks in the country  to pay up to GH¢ 5,000 to third parties who present cheques to them.

TARKWA:
New Atuabo to get Technical Institute, lorry park
Friday, January 03 2014

The chief of New Atuabo, Nana Kwaku Baah II and his elders have decided to construct a technical training institute and a modern lorry pack for the people of New Atuabo and its surrounding areas.

GOMOA W:
Assembly to privatize revenue collection
Friday, January 03 2014

As most Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies in the country struggles to meet their revenue targets, most of them continue to strategize to get themselves out of the thir financial predicaments by adopting a number of measures.

SOCIAL:
Illegal electrical connections cause fire outbreaks - GNFS
Friday, January 03 2014

Mr Ellis Robinson Okoe, Acting Head of Public Relations of the Ghana National Fire Service, said investigations had revealed that market fire outbreaks in 2013 were caused by inferior cables and illegal electrical connections.

SOCIAL:
65 killed in fire disasters in 2013
Saturday, January 04 2014

At least 65 persons were killed in the series of fire outbreaks that were recorded in 2013, out of the total of 4,171 reported cases. Forty-four (44) persons also sustained severe injuries from the burns.

POLITICS:
Oye Lithur didn’t bribe Judges – Date-Bah C’ttee
Saturday, January 04 2014

Nana Oye Lithur did not compromise any of the nine Justices that sat on the election petition case last year, a probe Committee has found.

SPORTS:
Ghana FA to brief Media on World Cup ticketing on January 6
Saturday, January 04 2014

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) will hold press conference on Monday to discuss issues about the application and purchasing of World Cup tickets.

TRANSPORTATION:
Re-registration of Gov’t vehicles begins Monday
Sunday, January 05 2014

The Transport Ministry is scheduled to embark on a re-registration exercise for motor vehicles belonging to government on Monday.

SOCIAL:
Mahama back from Dubai holiday
Sunday, January 05 2014

President John Mahama and his family are back home from their Christmas holiday trip to the United Arab Emirates.

INTERNATIONAL:
Ghana, Ivory Coast to resolve boundary dispute by June
Sunday, January 05 2014

The government of Ghana says it is optimistic that the maritime dispute with the Ivory Coast will be resolved peacefully by the end of June.

BUNKPURUGU:
Bimobas celebrate Ti Taan Di festival
Sunday, January 05 2014

The chiefs and people of the Bimoba Traditional area in the Bunkpurugu District have appealed to government to factor the road from Binde to the Togo Boarder for reconstruction.

SABOBA:
Assembly records improvement in school infrastructure
Monday, January 06 2014

In most communities in Ghana, one of the challenges resident would want to be resolved as quickly as possible in the education sector would be improved infrastructure.

ECONOMY:
Textile dealers hints of demo
Monday, January 06 2014

Over 700 textile workers in the country say they will soon hit the streets of Accra to press home their demand for the reinstatement of the anti-piracy taskforce on textile.

AKATSI N:
DCE calls for integration of ICT in educational drive
Monday, January 06 2014

Akatsi-North District Chief Executive (DCE), says Ghana’s envisaged socio-economic growth agenda would continue to lag behind if the nation failed to place ICT, technical and vocational skills in its education and skills development programmes.

GOMOA W:
Assembly urges teachers to pay rent owe it
Monday, January 06 2014

Teachers in the Gomoa West District in the Central Region who are occupying bungalows provided by the district assembly have been urged to return the good gesture offered them by the assembly by paying their rents.

EAST A:
New education office complex inaugurated
Monday, January 06 2014

Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Eastern Regional Minister, has led the East Akyem Municipal Assembly and the Education Directorate to inaugurate a two-storey office complex for the municipal education unit.

AGONA W:
Agona Council of Labour urges government to rescind decision
Monday, January 06 2014

The Agona District Council of Labour has asked government to rescind the decision to freeze the increase of salaries for public sector workers, as announced in the 2014 budget statement.

ADENTAN:
Man shot and killed by police
Monday, January 06 2014

A man met his untimely death on Monday when he was shot and killed by the police at Adenta in Accra for struggling with the police who were supervising the demolition of unauthorized structures there.

GA S:
MCE bemoans winning of terrazzo chips at beaches
Monday, January 06 2014

The Chief Executive for the Ga South Municipality in the Greater Accra Region, Hon. Jerry Akwei Thompson has bemoaned the menace of winning of terrazzo chips along the beaches within the municipality.

GA W:
Upgrading of Amasaman stadium road underway
Monday, January 06 2014

Work on the Amasaman Olympic stadium road in the capital of the Ga West Municipality is currently underway to help improve on the transportation network within the municipality.

EDUCATION:
ICT to drive Ghana’s Educational system
Tuesday, January 07 2014

Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, Minister of Education on Monday lauded Ghana’s educational system as one of the best in the world.

ECONOMICS:
Gov’t looks to Italy for business
Tuesday, January 07 2014

The Government of Ghana has sent out an invitation to the Italian business community to take advantage of new initiatives to invest more in Ghana.

BUNKPURUGU:
DCE assures residents of improved living conditions
Tuesday, January 07 2014

The District Chief Executive of the Bunkpurugu District in the Northern Region, Philip Laari has assured residents of government resolve to solve the many developmental challenges confronting them.

TECHIMAN N:
Assembly made strides in development
Tuesday, January 07 2014

The Techiman North District Assembly (TNDA) which was created in 2012 from Techiman Municipal Assembly as part of bringing governance to the door steps of the people, and development to the people has made significance strides and progress in development.

TANO S:
Deputy Minister appeals to youth to go into farming
Tuesday, January 07 2014

A Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Luisa Hannah Bisiw, has appealed to the youth to show strong inclination towards farming because it was rewarding.

NKORANZA:
MCE advises public to be cautious of fire usage
Tuesday, January 07 2014

Madam Stella Amoatemaa, Nkoranza Municipal Chief Executive, has advised people in the municipality to be cautious about the manner in which they handle fire, in order not to cause bushfires to destroy property and the environment.

ABURA:
Assembly to undertake new projects
Tuesday, January 07 2014

The Abura-Asebu-Kwaanese District Assembly as part of its development efforts is to award contract for new projects in various communities in the district.

EDUCATION:
Government eliminates ghost names
Wednesday, January 08 2014

The government said over 2,913 ghost names had been detected and removed from the Ghana Education Service’s (GES) pay rolls.

TRANSPORT:
Reconstruction of railways to begin this year
Wednesday, January 08 2014

President John Dramani Mahama has announced that reconstruction of the railway system in the country will begin this year.

HEALTH:
Mother-to-child HIV infection slumps
Wednesday, January 08 2014

Mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Ghana has reduced drastically, according to Reverend John Azumah, a Ghana AIDS Commission HIV Ambassador.

SOCIAL:
TUC heads for Court to stop Merbank sale
Wednesday, January 08 2014

Organised Labour intends heading for the Courts to thwart the sale of Merchant Bank to Fortiz Private Equity Fund.

SOCIAL:
Prez directive on street,house naming still holds
Wednesday, January 08 2014

President John Dramani Mahama’s directive to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to name all streets and number all houses under their jurisdiction still holds, the president has indicated.

AGONA E:
Allegations of corruption agaisnt me are baseless - DCE
Wednesday, January 08 2014

The District Chief Executive for Agona East, Hon. Martin Luther Obeng has described allegations of corruption made against him by some assembly members as totally baseless assertions which must be treated with the contempt that it deserves.

EDUCATION:
Teachers urged to re-dedicate themselves to profession
Thursday, January 09 2014

Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, Minister of Education, on Wednesday called on teachers to re-dedicate themselves to the profession to improve on quality education delivery.

EDUCATION:
Scrapping teacher trainee allowance is a good thing - Mahama
Thursday, January 09 2014

President John Mahama has justified his government’s decision to scrap allowances for teacher trainees.

SOCIAL:
Ghana escapes US$425M judgment debt
Thursday, January 09 2014

Ghana has been spared the burden of paying US$425 million to international construction firm TJGEM LLC.

ABURA:
Two projects commissioned
Thursday, January 09 2014

The Chief Executive for Abura/ Asebu/ Kwamankese District, William Atta- Mends has commissioned two newly constructed three unit teachers’ quarters and a three unit classroom block for teachers and students of Akonoma Junior High School.

OFFINSO M:
Offinso Municipal Assembly embarks on innovative initiative
Thursday, January 09 2014

The Offinso Municipal Assembly is embarking on an innovative community development agenda dubbed: "Offinso Municipal Public-Private Partnership Agenda" (OMPPPA), a bottom-up community development initiative meant to transform the municipality into a preferred investment destination where there would be unlimited opportunities for jobs and wealth creation for the people.

HEALTH:
Korle Bu blood bank in record low; one patient dead from lack of blood
Friday, January 10 2014

The Korle Bu Blood Bank is appealing to members of the public to urgently donate blood to replenish its stock, which is currently at a record low.

SOCIAL:
Kufuor arrives in New York for UN Special Envoy Role
Friday, January 10 2014

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has arrived in the New York to confer with officials of United Nations and the World Bank on his appointment as Special Envoy of the United Nations on Climate Change.

BUSINESS:
Expedite action on release of Chinese loan — Mahama
Friday, January 10 2014

President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to the China Development Bank (CDB) to expedite the process for the release of the $3 billion loan to Ghana to support infrastructure development.

CAPE C:
MCE pledges to continue with uncompleted projects
Friday, January 10 2014

The Metropolitan Chief Executive for Cape Coast, Ms Priscilla Arhin, has assured that the assembly would continue with its development agenda initiated by her predecessor.

POLITICS:
Mahama off to Cote d’Ivoire for ECOWAS meeting
Friday, January 10 2014

President John Mahama will leave for Abidjan today, Friday, to attend a summit meeting of ECOWAS Heads of Government with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, to discuss Japan-Africa Cooperation. 

TECHIMAN:
Assembly Introduces measures to improve revenue mobilisation
Sunday, January 12 2014

Most Local Government Authorities in Ghana are battling with several challenges pertaining to local revenue generation.

ASHAIMAN:
Council to construct Police Station
Monday, January 13 2014

The Klagon Divisional Council (KDC) is to put up a police station at Klagon to help fight crime within the community.

ENERGY:
ECG pays GH¢36,327.70 compensation
Monday, January 13 2014

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has paid GH¢36,327.70 to 15 consumers whose equipment got damaged as a result of power surges and fluctuations in 2013.

MADINA:
Madina Chiefs grateful to MCE for development efforts
Sunday, January 12 2014

Chiefs within the La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipality have expressed gratitude to the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Franklin Anku, for the continuous development of the municipality.

AFIGYA K:
Be agents of development- DCE to youth
Sunday, January 12 2014

The District Chief Executive for Affigya Kwabre, Mr Oppong Kyekyeku Kaakyire has urged the Youth in the country to be agents of development by contributing in their own small way in developing their communities.

AGONA W:
Assembly collects more revenue
Monday, January 13 2014

The Agona West Assembly has as at November, 2013 collected an amount of 841,147.00 Ghana Cedis against a total of 863,350.00 Ghana Cedis, budgeted Internal Generation Fund (IGF) for the whole of last year.

SISSALA E:
MP puts premium on education
Monday, January 13 2014

Madam Alijata Sulemana, Member of Parliament (MP) for Sissala East has assisted a number of schools with assorted items to enhance quality teaching and learning in the district.

BONGO:
GETfund projects stalled
Monday, January 13 2014

The woes of students especially those in second cycle institutions in the Bongo District are far from over as a number of infrastructure projects initiated by GETfund have been abandoned.

ATIWA:
Non performing contractors to be sanctioned
Monday, January 13 2014

The Atiwa District Assembly has resolved to terminate contracts of non performing contractors and re-award the contracts to more serious contractors.

EKUMFI:
C/R Minister consoles bereaved families
Monday, January 13 2014

The Central Regional Security Council led by the regional minister, Hon. Samuel Sarpong on Monday visited the bereaved families of last Saturday shooting incident.

TANO N:
Bomaa Area Rural Bank on recovery path
Monday, January 13 2014

The Bomaa Area Rural Bank, recorded a profit after tax of GH¢12,678 as at December 31, 2012, as against a loss of 69,817 in December 31, 2011.

GA EAST:
Assembly performs creditably
Tuesday, January 14 2014

Ga East Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region, is one of the assemblies in the south that performed creditably in infrastructural and social development and improvement of peoples’ living standards.

EDUCATION:
83 SHSs delay reopening due to lack of feeding grant
Tuesday, January 14 2014

All the 83 senior high schools (SHSs) in the three regions of northern Ghana have partially re-opened by admitting only final-year students.

BONGO:
High pupil teacher ratio affecting education-DCE
Tuesday, January 14 2014

The educational sector in the Bongo District is beginning to feel the effect of high pupil teacher ratio in the sector as performance of students especially at the basic level keep dwindling. 

ATIWA:
Assembly makes progress on DDF projects
Tuesday, January 14 2014

A number of development projects initiated by the Atiwa District Assembly through its share of District Development facility (DDF) have recorded significant progress.

AHANTA W:
Maintain appointive system of selecting DCEs
Tuesday, January 14 2014

Participants at a Constitution Dialogue series have vehemently argued against election of District Chief Executive, terming it as unnecessary and costly.

AMA:
Ashiedu Keteke elects new sub-metro chairman
Tuesday, January 14 2014

Mr Daniel Nii Okai, Government Appointee of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, is the new Ashiedu Keteke sub-metro chairman.

EKUMFI:
Assembly exceeds revenue target
Tuesday, January 14 2014

Eighty-four thousand Ghana cedis as internally generated fund was just enough for the Ekumfi District Assembly in the central region to pat itself on the back for being on the right path to tackling its development challenges.

SOCIAL:
NADMO trains more people in disaster management
Tuesday, January 14 2014

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) on Monday opened a week-long training course for 50 participants drawn from institutions in the country.

TMA:
TMA, GPHA to provide park for trucks
Tuesday, January 14 2014

Trucks which haul goods from the Tema Harbour would soon operate from a designated parking lot.

BUSINESS:
GYEEDA contracts with Rlg, Jospong Group, Zeera cancelled
Tuesday, January 14 2014

Government has terminated all service contracts between the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA) and its service providers.

WA:
Municipal Assembly embarks on new revenue mobilization drive
Wednesday, January 15 2014

The Wa Municipal Assembly has embarked on a new revenue mobilization drive to gradually wean itself from the over reliance on the District Assembly’s Common Fund

KETU S:
Programme to rekindle education at Dodorkope underway
Wednesday, January 15 2014

A year-long programme to rekindle interest in formal education at Dodorkope, a village seven kilometers off Agbozume on the Accra-Aflao trunk road is underway.

KPONE K:
Assembly Cuts Sod For Projects
Wednesday, January 15 2014

The Kpone Katamanso District Assembly is constructing a market, toilet facility and school block at the cost of GH¢338,000 at Kpone, in the Greater Accra Region.

BUNKPURUGU:
Manful Piinu Farmers Association calls for standardised scale
Wednesday, January 15 2014

Farmers in the Bunkpurugu District in the Northern Region have called on the government, parliament, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Agric, and Ghana Standard Board to help standardize the scales for measuring their goods especially grains.

EKUMFI:
Communities receive cement for projects
Wednesday, January 15 2014

District Chief Executive for the Ekumfi District in the Central Region has lauded some communities in the district for initiating development projects to solve some pressing challenges confronting them.

SOCIAL:
Bill Gates Supports Affordable Bio-Toilets For Ghanaians
Wednesday, January 15 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has offered a grant of one million US Dollars to the Biofilcom, inventors and producers of biofil toilets to scale up to make the toilets available at cheaper cost.

SUNYANI:
Farmers petition Minister on proposed gold mining
Thursday, January 16 2014

Farmers at Johnsonkrom and Donkorkrom in the Sunyani Municipality have petitioned the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister to intervene in the proposed surface gold mining in the two communities.

SOCIAL:
Local Government Ministry strengthens CRVS policies
Thursday, January 16 2014

Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, says the Ministry is committed to continue to develop appropriate policies and strategies to reform and improve Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems.

HO:
Assembly objects to renovation of residence
Thursday, January 16 2014

Some members of the Ho Municipal Assembly are calling for an emergency meeting on alleged “illegal” renovation of the residence of the Municipal Chief Executive.

KETA:
Atiavi gets new clinic
Thursday, January 16 2014

A new clinic estimated at GHs126, 631.87 has been completed for residence at Atiavi in the Keta Municipality in the Volta Region.

DORMAA W:
Japan assists in health infrastructure development
Friday, January 17 2014

The Government of Japan has signed two grant agreements with Renaddo Foundation, a Non-governmental organization and the Dormaa West District Assembly to assist their infrastructural development.

LAWRA:
Citizens congratulates new DCE
Friday, January 17 2014

The Lawra Youngsters Association, has congratulated Mr Pascal Dery, for being nominated as the District Chief Executive (DCE) by President John Dramani Mahama.

WENCHI:
MCE approved
Friday, January 17 2014

Mr Hakeeb Dauda was on Wednesday approved as the Wenchi Municipal Chief Executive.

KETA:
Assembly solves overcrowding at Horvi, Agorve Basic Schools
Friday, January 17 2014

Completion of new classroom blocks for the Horvi and Agorve Basic Schools in the Keta Municipality is expected to significantly address overcrowding in these schools.

BONGO:
Absorb Azea-Namoo, Bongo-Soe, and Bongo-Beo community SHSs into mainstream-Residents
Friday, January 17 2014

The Bongo district is appealing to government to absorb the three community senior high schools established by the people themselves into the main educational stream in order to provide the needed assistance for the growth of the schools.

AKATSI N:
Assembly inaugurates disaster management committee
Friday, January 17 2014

A 33-member disaster management committee for the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region has been inaugurated.

TAMALE:
Tamale Teaching Hospital gets facelift
Friday, January 17 2014

Dr Prosper Akanbong, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, has said management and staff of the Hospital would continue to work hard to justify the government’s investment in refurbishing the facility.

HEALTH:
Government haas expanded NHIS coverage
Friday, January 17 2014

President John Dramani Mahama yesterday announced that government has expanded the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to cover other diseases.

W AKIM:
MP to table a motion in parliament on NALAG expenditure
Saturday, January 18 2014

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Lower West Akim, Madam Gifty Klenam, has said she would table a motion in Parliament for a debate on the high expenditure of National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG).

AHANTA W:
Cocoa couriers in W/R resume work
Saturday, January 18 2014

Cocoa loading boys at the Cocoa Marketing Company warehouse at Beahu, near Apowa, in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region have finally resumed work.

THLD:
DCE inaugurates Assembly’s street addressing team
Saturday, January 18 2014

The District Chief Executive of Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District (THLD) Assembly, Mr Francis Korankye Sekyi has inaugurated a nine-member Street Address Team at Twifo Hemang in the Central region.

GOMOA W:
MP lauds government achievements
Sunday, January 19 2014

Mr Francis Kojo Arthur, Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, says government should be commended for taking legal and other due processes to create a conducive environment in other to achieve the Better Ghana Agenda.

N DAYI:
District to stop high BECE failures
Sunday, January 19 2014

The North-Dayi District Assembly is to sponsor special holiday classes for Junior High School (JHS) final year students, in an attempt to reduce the high incidence of failure at the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in the district.

TAMALE:
Service personnel asked to eschew negative activities
Sunday, January 19 2014

National Service Personnel have been advised to eschew all negative activities that have the tendency to compromise the patriotic values of the society.

BUNKPURUGU:
Prez commissions water project
Monday, January 20 2014

The commissioning of the Small Town Water project at Bunkpurugu in the Northern region by President John Dramani Mahama has brought to rest the long suffering of 30,0000 residents in Bunkpurugu and surrounding towns and villages.

SHAMA:
Gov’t Constructs Sea Defence To Protect Thermal Plant
Monday, January 20 2014

The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing has started a sea defence project along the coastline of Aboadze and Abuesi to protect the Thermal Power Plant from heavy tidal waves.

KWAHU W:
NADMO presents relief items to LPG fire victims
Monday, January 20 2014

Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Eastern Regional Minister, on behalf of National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), has presented quantity of relief items to the victims of the Liquidified Petroleum Gas (LPG) fire at Kwahu Fodoa near Nkawkaw on Sunday.

ABURA:
DCE donates to youth clubs
Monday, January 20 2014

The Chief Executive for Abura-Asebu Kwamankese in the Central Region, Mr. William Ata-Mends, has presented 6 sets of jerseys and GHs 4,000 to some selected youth clubs in the district.

AGOTIME-Z:
Assembly partners NGO to execute projects
Monday, January 20 2014

The Agotime-Ziope District Assembly has entered into an agreement with a non-governmental organisation from the United States of America  (USA), known as Pencils of Promise to construct  six schools  for deprived communities.

LEKMA:
Assembly registers 121 canoes
Monday, January 20 2014

About 121 canoes operating within the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality have been registered to enable the Assembly to have a database of the fishing sector in order to initiate better solutions to problems confronting fishermen in the area.

BIRIM N:
Assembly continues fight against illegal mining
Monday, January 20 2014

The Birim North District Assembly, one of the districts where illegal mining (galamsey) is most endemic continues its fight against the activity to save the environment and water bodies.

GA SOUTH:
Landfill sites prepared for income generation
Monday, January 20 2014

Four landfill sites in the Ga South Municipality, near Accra, have been capped and prepared for recreational and business activities.

KETA:
Abor, Keta Lorry Parks given facelift
Tuesday, January 21 2014

Drivers and other users of the Keta and Abor Lorry stations have their mobility improved following addition of new facilities at the stations.

BUNKPURUGU:
GETFund to build hostel for the SHS
Tuesday, January 21 2014

The Government through the Ghana Education Trust Fund is to build girls’ hostel facility for the two Senior High schools in the Bunkpurugu/Yooyo district in the Northern Region.

C TONGU:
District needs more family planning education - PPAG
Tuesday, January 21 2014

More community education on reproductive health would be needed to make Family Planning practice acceptable in the Central-Tongu district, an official of the Parent Parenthood Association (PPAG) has said.

SOCIAL:
Gender Ministry to develop social protection policy
Tuesday, January 21 2014

The Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry said it’s collaborating with key stakeholders to develop a national social protection policy that will help coordinate Ghana’s social intervention programmes.

AMA:
Assemblyman inaugurates water project
Tuesday, January 21 2014

Mr Prince Tamakloe Quarshie, Assemblyman for Pig Farm-Kotobaabi Electoral Area, has inaugurated a 15,000-Ghana cedi borehole to ease the perennial water problem facing the community for the past 15 years.

ENERGY:
Ghana to get new power plant
Tuesday, January 21 2014

TAQA, an Abu Dhabi based energy company, has agreed with the government of Ghana to build an additional  facility to generate 300 megawatts of power at the Takoradi Thermal plant.

ELLEMBELE:
African swine fever kills 600 pigs in Ellembelle District
Wednesday, January 22 2014

More than 500 pigs have been infected with African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.

HEALTH:
US Department Of Defense Supports GAF
Wednesday, January 22 2014

The United States Department of Defense AIDS Prevention Programme  (DHAPP) today presented family planning instruments, laboratory reagents and nutritional support items worth $22,000 to the 37 Military Hospital.

ENERGY:
Ghana To Implement Renewable Energy Gains
Wednesday, January 22 2014

Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, the Minister for Energy and Petroleum gave the assurance that government would embark on an effective renewable policy as it was cheaper and beneficial to all sectors of the economy.

HO:
Committee to investigate renovation works at MCE’s residence
Wednesday, January 22 2014

A five-member committee is to investigate renovation works at the residence of Madam Fafa Adinyira, Ho Municipal Chief Executive.

AGRICULTURE:
US launch Project to boost Agriculture Financing in Ghana
Wednesday, January 22 2014

The USAID-Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID-FinGAP) was on Tuesday launched in Accra.

ASUNAFO N:
MCE commissions 3 school blocks
Wednesday, January 22 2014

Hon. Alhaji Kwaku Doku, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Asunafo North in the Brong Ahafo Region has commissioned three classroom blocks to Aboaboso, Bedabour and Antwiadjeikrom communities in the municipality.

KINTAMPO N:
MP equips mortuary with 50 fridges
Wednesday, January 22 2014

In the past, people transported dead bodies from Kintampo to Techiman or Sunyani and sometimes Kumasi for preservation while they planned befitting burial for these loved ones.

YILO K:
Efforts to reduce educ. infrastructure deficit progresses
Wednesday, January 22 2014

Combined efforts by the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly, the government of Ghana through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) and other development partners to reduce infrastructure deficit in the education sector in the Yilo Krobo Municipality is progressing steadily.

ENERGY:
Gov’t to embark on street lighting project
Wednesday, January 22 2014

The Deputy Minister for Energy Mr John Jinapor, has announced government’s decision to embark on a massive street lighting project across the country.

ECONOMICS:
Mining firms blackmail Ghana over windfall tax - Mahama
Thursday, January 23 2014

Mining companies in Ghana have forced the West African country which is the world’s second largest gold producer, into suspending the implementation of the windfall tax introduced in the mining sector in 2012, President John Mahama has revealed.

AFADJATO:
30-acre Indian hemp farm destroyed in the Volta Region
Thursday, January 23 2014

A 30-acre Indian hemp farm inter-cropped with cassava at Liati-Soba in the Afadjato-South district was set ablaze by Mr Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, Volta Regional Minister on Tuesday.

SOCIAL:
Prez Mahama speaks at World Economic Forum
Thursday, January 23 2014

President John Mahama on Wednesday opened a World Economic Forum session on Responsible Mineral Development Initiative.

AMA:
Assembly to embark on validation exercise on street naming
Thursday, January 23 2014

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly would, on February 11, embark on City wide validation of the 3,584 street names within the Accra sub-metro.

TMA:
Tema to intensify CHPS concept
Thursday, January 23 2014

The Tema Metropolitan Health Directorate (TMHD) would this year, strengthen the local Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) to intensify the public health drive in the Tema Metropolis.

OFFINSO N:
Chief demands more from GES
Thursday, January 23 2014

A Chief in the Offinso North District of the Ashanti Region has appealed to the Ghana Education Service to go the extra mile to improving performance of schools in the district.

N DAYI:
Classroom blocks for North Dayi schools
Thursday, January 23 2014

Two classroom blocks have been inaugurated for the people of Botoku and Aveme-Amanfrom in the North Dayi District of the Volta Region.

N DAYI:
DCE cuts sod for CHPS compound for Jordanu-Aneta
Thursday, January 23 2014

The North Dayi District Assembly in collaboration with Needy Club Ghana, a non-governmental organization has cut sod for the commencement of construction of a new Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compound for Jordanu-Aneta community.

BIRIM N:
Newmont provides water system for Hweakwae, Adausena
Thursday, January 23 2014

A community water system for Hwaekwae and Adausena communities in the Birim North District in the Eastern Region is about 90 percent complete.

TRANPORTATION:
SCUTA to fully activate urban transport reforms
Thursday, January 23 2014

The Steering Committee on Urban Transportation in Accra (SCUTA) from the 13 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies is poised to fully activate the urban transport reforms introduced by government through the Urban Transport Project.

SOCIAL:
Gh-Netherlands sanitation project takes-off
Thursday, January 23 2014

A Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Kwadwo Agyekum, on behalf of the Minister has given the green light for the take-off of the Ghana Netherland Water and Sanitation Programme (GNWP).

GA CENTRAL:
Assembly ready for Gh-Netherlands Sanitation project
Thursday, January 23 2014

The Ga Central Municipal Assembly has assured of its readiness to cooperate with the development partners to successfully execute the Ghana Netherlands Water and Sanitation Project (GNWP) which was kick-started today.

ENERGY:
ECG begins emergency load managment
Friday, January 24 2014

Power supply shortfalls from the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) have prompted the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to embark on emergency power management exercise for the past three weeks.

ECONOMICS:
Japan must support Africa’s infrastructural dev’t -Mahama
Friday, January 24 2014

President Mahama has stressed on the need for more investments in infrastructure for Africa.

AHANTA W:
Premix fuel shortage hits Dixcove
Friday, January 24 2014

There is shortage of pre-mix fuel in the coastal town of Dixcove in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.

N DAYI:
6-unit classroom block for Jordan commences
Friday, January 24 2014

A convenient environment for teaching and learning is being created for students and teachers at Jordan, a community in the North Dayi district in the Volta Region.

EKUMFI:
Assembly shapes selected roads
Friday, January 24 2014

The Ekumfi District Assembly is making real its resolve to make road networks motorable in the district.

ENTERTAINMENT:
MUSIGA gives Ghs6,000 to elderly members
Friday, January 24 2014

An amount of Gh¢6,000 was last week given out by the national executive of the Musician’s Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) to about 50 elderly musicians from different parts of the country.

THLD:
District faces challenge in street naming
Friday, January 24 2014

Mr. Francis Korankye -Sakyi, District Chief Executive for Twifo-Heman-Lower Denkyira, has appealed to NGOs and the Donor Support Fund to assist the Assembly to undertake its street naming exercise.

KMA:
Assembly approves Ghs1M for street naming project
Friday, January 24 2014

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has factored the Comprehensive Street naming project in its Action Plan for 2014, having approved GH¢1 million to continue the contemporary street naming of the Garden City, which aims at providing modern addressing system.

WENCHI:
Wenchi and Dormaa DCEs sworn into office
Friday, January 24 2014

Two new Chief Executives for Wenchi Municipal and Dormaa-West District Assemblies, Alhaji Hakibu Dauda and I. K. Kyeremeh have been sworn into office.

SOCIAL:
GWCL staff threaten to shut down production plant
Friday, January 24 2014

A dispute between the management of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and staff of the Accra-Tema Metropolitan Area Production Unit (ATMA) over the payment of overtime allowances has degenerated into a threat by the staff to shut down five water production plants at the end of the month if the monies due them are not paid.

TWIFO-A M:
Minister inaugurates projects
Saturday, January 25 2014

The Central Regional Minister, Dr. Samuel Sarpong, on Wednesday inaugurated projects in four communities in the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District of the Central Region.

BUSINESS:
Donor community extends SCORE training for SME’s
Saturday, January 25 2014

The ILO Country Director for Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprise, SCORE, workplace methodology in training SME’s to function effectively, Kwamina Amoasi-Andoh says the international donors have agreed to extend the programme for another four years beginning from January this year.

POLITICS:
NPP to elect Regional executives today
Saturday, January 25 2014

Over 260 persons have put themselves up for election to regional executive positions in the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

ASANTE A S:
Assembly probes unapproved BECE registration fees
Saturday, January 25 2014

The Asante-Akim South District Assembly has set up a nine-member committee to investigate the payment of unapproved registration fees by candidates preparing to for the 2014 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

SOCIAL:
World Bank to support Upper West Region
Saturday, January 25 2014

Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Upper West Regional Minister has stated that the presence of the World Bank in the region has brought stability in the region’s administration.

TRANSPORTATION:
Transport fares increased by 10 Per Cent
Sunday, January 26 2014

The Ghana Road Transport Operators (GRTO) has announced a 10 percent increase in transport fares across the country.

CAPE C:
FDA destroys unwholesome goods in Cape Coast
Sunday, January 26 2014

Mr Kinsley Nsiah-Poku Principal Regulatory Officer and Head of Central Regional Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), on Friday warned that it is an offence for people to dispose unwholesome goods without permission from the Authority.

ENVIRONMENT:
Veep calls for collaborative efforts to protect environment
Sunday, January 26 2014

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has underlined the need for collaborative efforts to protect and preserve the environment for future generations.

AMA:
AMA’s Property not auctioned — Okoh Vanderpujie
Sunday, January 26 2014

The Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, Dr Alfred Okoh Vanderpujie, has denied media reports that his official residence and other properties belonging to the assembly have been auctioned to defray a GH¢33 million debt it owed the City and Country Waste Limited (CCWL), a solid waste management company.

SPORTS:
Ghana relish meeting with familiar foes, DR Congo
Sunday, January 26 2014

Maxwell Konadu believes Ghana can put themselves up as title candidates for the African Nations Championship if they get DR Congo out the way.

NPP ELECTIONS:
losers must not abandon party – Akufo-Addo
Sunday, January 26 2014

The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged losers in the party’s regional executive elections not to abandon ship.

GUSHIEGU:
DCE interacts with communities
Sunday, January 26 2014

Alhaji Alhassan Fuseini, Gushegu District Chief Executive (DCE), has assured the people of government’s commitment to address problems of rural communities to raise their standard of living.

SPORTS:
Essien joins Milan
Sunday, January 26 2014

Ghana midfielder Michael Essien says he wants to help lift AC Milan back to the top both domestically and in Europe.

EFFUTU:
Effutu GES Directorate organizes reading clinic for schools
Monday, January 27 2014

The Effutu Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has engaged the services of a reading expert, to, under the certificate of urgency, conduct reading clinics for Junior High School (JHS) one and three students in some selected schools within the Effutu Municipality.

ENERGY:
Atuabo Gas Plant Must Be Completed On Schedule - Minister
Monday, January 27 2014

Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister for Energy and Petroleum, says it is critical that the Atuabo Gas Infrastructure project be completed on schedule as it is affecting oil production on the Jubilee fields.

SOCIAL:
Employment Ministry Meets Stakeholders On Redundancy In Mining Sector
Monday, January 27 2014

Government has expressed concern about austerity measures, which began last year and include job cuts, necessitated by a reduction in production following the falling price of gold on the world market.

SOCIAL:
Three Judges dismissed from Judiciary
Monday, January 27 2014

Two magistrates and a circuit court judge were dismissed last year from the judiciary for misconduct.

SUNYANI:
MASLOC disburses GHs3 million loan to traders
Monday, January 27 2014

The Micro-finance and Small Loans Center (MASLOC) disbursed more than 3 million Ghana as loans to traders in Brong-Ahafo Region in 2013, Madam Sedina Attionu Tanakloe, Chief Executive Officer disclosed on Tuesday

GOMOA W:
Assembly to award 8 new projects on contract
Monday, January 27 2014

The Gomoa West District Assembly has initiated moves to award new development projects on contract for execution this year.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t committed to improving sanitation
Monday, January 27 2014

Government has indicated its plans of improving the level of sanitation across the length and breadth of the country to mitigate avoidable diseases that disturb its people as well as to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target on sanitation.

CAPE C:
Let’s adopt the sense of attitudinal change- MCE admonishes
Monday, January 27 2014

The Metropolitan Chief Executive for Cape Coast, Ms Priscilla Arhin has admonished that Ghanaians should adopt the sense of attitudinal change as means of ensuring development in their respective communities.

AKYEMANSA:
DCE appeals for hard work
Monday, January 27 2014

Mr Tom Budu, Akyemansu, District Chief Executive (DCE), has appealed to departmental heads, to contribute their maximum quota to the development of the nation.

KMA:
Assembly increases charges to about 900%
Monday, January 27 2014

Ashanti Regional Rural Bank Managers have registered their deepest dissatisfaction with the recent new rates given them by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, KMA, for 2014.

AMA:
Korle Lagoon dredging to start in February
Monday, January 27 2014

The Mayor of Accra, Mr. Oko Vanderpuije has revealed that residents of Sodom and Gomorrah will be moved 100 meters away from the area to pave way for the dredging of the Korle Lagoon.

KWAHU W:
Alex Somuah Obeng now Dr.
Monday, January 27 2014

The Municipal Chief Executive for the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly, Mr. Alex Somuah Obeng has his title changed to Doctor(Dr.)

GA W:
Assembly to achieve maximum water security
Monday, January 27 2014

Ga West Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region is poised toward achieving maximum water security municipality-wide within the next five years, Municipal Planning Officer in charge of Water and Sanitation, Mr. Samuel Larweh has hinted to Ghanadistricts.com.

KINTAMPO:
Rural Bank targets agric sector
Monday, January 27 2014

Kintampo Rural Bank Limited in the Brong Ahafo Region says it will double financial resources channeled to the agriculture sector as its core investment avenue in the 2014 fiscal year, in addition to other segments of the local economy such as SMEs, transport and retailing.

ATEBUBU:
GHS holds stakeholders meeting on maternal health
Monday, January 27 2014

The Atebubu-Amantin district directorate of the Ghana Health Service has organized a day’s stakeholders meeting on the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 which deal with maternal and child health.

BONGO:
We need ultra modern district hospital-DCE
Tuesday, January 28 2014

Access to quality health delivery is second to none when it comes to ensuring the growth of any society.

AGRICULTURE:
Veterinary Service activates disease surveillance
Tuesday, January 28 2014

The Ashanti Region Veterinary Services Department of the Food and Agriculture Ministry says it has activated its surveillance on the African swine fever disease to block any outbreak.

ENERGY:
Fuel shortage under control – NPA
Tuesday, January 28 2014

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has assured fuel consumers that the pockets of fuel shortage are under control as the situation will soon normalize.

AMA:
ABCL supports AMA Millennium Schools Projects
Tuesday, January 28 2014

Accra Brewery Company Limited (ABCL) on Monday presented a cheque of GH¢ 20,000.00 to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to support its Millennium City Schools Projects.

ASANTE AKYEM C:
Assembly gives GH¢17,428.00 to physically challenged
Tuesday, January 28 2014

About 86 persons with disabilities in the Asante Akyem Municipality have been supported with an amount of GH¢17,428.00 to help improve their lives.

KETA:
Government hosts the aged
Tuesday, January 28 2014

Government has hosted more than a 100 elderly persons in the Keta Municipality at Keta, promising to pursue policies to improve the well-being of the elderly.

PRESTEA:
Chief joins demonstrators against galamsey taskforce
Tuesday, January 28 2014

Scores of residents of Prestea Himan in the Western Region including the chief have demonstrated against the presence of some military personnel in the area.

SISSALA W:
District in dire need of teachers
Tuesday, January 28 2014

The Sissala West District in the Upper West Region is in desperate need of over 400 teachers to overturn its consistent poor performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

WA:
Youth worried over delay in implementing policy
Wednesday, January 29 2014

Participants at a “Youth Parliament” held in Wa on Saturday were disgusted with delays in preparing an action plan to support the implementation of the national youth policy.

ATWIMA M:
Assembly calls for adequate teachers
Wednesday, January 29 2014

Lack of classroom teachers has become a major threat to the progress of education in the Atwima-Mponua District.

EDUCATION:
2014 WASSCE candidates in trouble
Wednesday, January 29 2014

The fate of at least 150,000 candidates of this year’s West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) who may seek admission to public universities hangs in the balance.

TECHIMAN:
MCE inspects projects
Wednesday, January 29 2014

Mr. Philip Oppong  Amponsah, the Municipal Chief Executive for  Techiman has inspected some projects in the municipality to acquaint himself with the level of  progress of work.

Deadlier Than AIDS:
New STD that kills within days discovered
Wednesday, January 29 2014

There is a new sexually transmitted superbug that experts say may be more deadly than AIDS.

SOCIAL:
Amissah-Arthur to attend Investment Forum in Abidjan
Wednesday, January 29 2014

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur will on Tuesday leave Accra for Abidjan, La Cote d’Ivoire to attend a forum on international investments.

AMANSIE C:
DCE commissions sanitary facilities at Fahiakobo and Domeabra
Wednesday, January 29 2014

Two more communities in the Amansie central district in the Ashanti Region have been provided with public toilet facilities.

SOCIAL:
Otumfuo is still alive- Chief
Wednesday, January 29 2014

Otumfuo Manwerehene, Nana Baffour Osei Brentuo Hyiaman V has denied rumours peddling round that the Royal Occupant of the Golden Stool Otumfour Osei Tutu II has passed on.

POLITICS:
Mahama constitutes 6 member team for establishment of Infra Fund
Thursday, January 30 2014

President Mahama has constituted a six-member committee to work out the modalities for the establishment of the Ghana Infrastructure Fund.

SOCIAL:
EC to hold Referendum on Constitutional Amendments
Thursday, January 30 2014

The Constitutional Review Implementation Committee (CRIC) is working in collaboration with the Electoral Commission (EC) to hold a referendum on proposals for constitutional amendments this year.

AKWAPIM S:
Construction of lockable stores underway
Wednesday, January 29 2014

Construction of lockable stores progresses construction of lockable stores at the Aburi market by the Akwapim South District is progressing steadily.

EDUCATION:
WAEC releases new timetable for 2014 BECE
Thursday, January 30 2014

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will at the end of this month come out with a new timetable for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

AMANSIE C:
17 police offiers for over 90, 000 population
Thursday, January 30 2014

The Amansie Central District in the Ashanti region is seriously challenged when it comes to upholding the security of the people.

WASSA A E:
students suffer severe diarrhoea after drinking tap water
Thursday, January 30 2014

Over one hundred students of the Daaboase Senior High School in the Wassa East District of the Western region are experiencing severe diarrhoea after drinking from a tap.

AHAFO ANO S:
Gov’t condemns ‘tweaa’ DCE’s misconduct but pardons him
Thursday, January 30 2014

The Government has described as “unacceptable”, the misconduct of infamous Ahafo Ano-South District Chief Executive (DCE), Gabriel Barima, for storming out of a public event in a fit of anger after he was heckled.

HEALTH:
Malaria tops ward admissions at CCTH
Friday, January 31 2014

A total 329 out of 9,338 in-patient hospitalizations recorded at the Cape Coast Teaching hospital last year were Malaria cases making it the major ward admissions at the facility.

ECONOMIC:
BoG injects US$20m to save falling cedi
Friday, January 31 2014

The Bank of Ghana has injected $20 million into critical areas of the economy as part of efforts to shore up the cedi.

POLITICS:
Mahama appoints new DCEs
Friday, January 31 2014

President John Mahama has nominated the following as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE), in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462.

SADA:
Gov’t terminates guinea fowl, tree-planting contracts with Asongtaba
Friday, January 31 2014

The Government of Ghana has terminated two contracts signed between the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) and Asongtaba Cottage Industries (ACI).

ENERGY:
Ghana’s hope of piping first gas delayed again
Friday, January 31 2014

Government’s hope of having the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant in the Western region supply its first gas by middle of this year, has been hit by a further delay.

GA W:
Assembly sets Monday for demolishing exercise at Adjen Kotoku
Friday, January 31 2014

Even before dust settles on public outcry over the demolition exercise at Adjei Kojo in the Tema Metropolis by the Tema Development Corporation, another is in the offing.