The Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress, Mr Kofi Asamoah, has appealed to stakeholders to speed up work on the long awaited single spine pay structure, to ensure that its implementation date of January 1, 2010, takes off as planned.
Ms Ellen Alai, Volta Regional Director of the Department of Women of the Ministry of Women and Children, has called for a campaign to raise the level of awareness on offenses under the Domestic Violence Law.
About 140,000 Ghana cedis has been realised for Asogli Education Endowment Fund established five years ago and would soon begin awarding scholarships to brilliant and needy students in the Asogli Traditional Area.
The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, is to inaugurate
the Bunso University College of Agriculture and Environment, at
Bunso on October 10.
The Asante Akim South District Assembly has earmarked GH¢ 30,000 from its share of the common fund for the establishment of a bamboo processing center at Obogu near Juaso.
Documents available to the Ghana News Agency reveal disparities in the number of active mobile phone subscriptions in the country.
Krontihene of Akuapem Traditional Area, Osahene Ofei Kwasi Agyemang, has expressed worry about the insatiable craving some churches have for money and urged religious bodies to initiate steps to curb the desire.
The Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Amenowode, has urged entrepreneurs, especially women in the region, to take advantage of credit facilities to improve their business.
The Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), has appeal to government to provide the service with logistics that would help them combat cocoa smuggling in the region.
President John Atta Mills said in Washington DC that the only justification for leaders to be in power is to use their national resources to improve the living standard of the people.
A DANIDA supported programme, Local Service Delivery and Governance Programme (LSDGP) which is aimed at improving
accessibility to communities in the East Mamprusi District is to be expanded to include other economic facilities like schools, clinics, markets among others.
An emergency rice data system project on the collection of data on rice production in the country was launched by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in Accra .
President John Atta Mills has expressed confidence in his ministers, saying they backed their words with actions.
Ghanaian women have been urged not to allow themselves to be used in indecent advertisements which tends to demean their dignity.
Osahene Ofei Kwasi Agyemang, Krontihene of Akuapem Traditional Area, has expressed worry about the desire for money by some churches and urged religious bodies to initiate steps to stop the practice.
X-Pharm Consult, a health advocacy group in Kumasi, has called on the Ministry of Health to come out with its findings on the alleged swapping of drugs meant for the three northern regions of the country with fake ones.
A magistrate’s court at Nsawam, has remanded Baba Ali, 27, into prison custody to reappear on November 13 for robbery.
Workers in Accra have appealed to Mr Kofi Asamoah, Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress, (TUC) to help halt the increasing levels of income tax, which was leading them to poverty.
The Awutu-Senya District Assembly has ordered owners of unauthorized containers and temporary structures along the Kasoa portion of the Accra-Cape Coast highway to remove them by the close of Monday, September 28, this year.
Delegates from all the six branches of the Christian Love Thy Neighbour Society (CLTNS), a benevolent religious organisation of Ewes in Ho, Denu, Keta, Tema, Ashaiman and Accra, in Tema have elected Mr Peter Victor Kofi Chissey, an 82-year old building contractor as its President.
William Asomaning, who was released from the Nsawam prison on August 29, was on Tuesday sentenced to four years imprisonment by the Mpraeso Circuit Court for stealing and defrauding a taxi driver.
The New Ashongman Community Hospital in the Ga East district of the Greater Accra region has assured the community that it will advance and facilitate emergency service delivery in their health care provision.
The Chief of Akuse,Nene Aseidu Ahor I, has expressed worry over the neglect of the Akuse government hospital, which was constructed about 99 years ago by the first President of the Republic, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, during the rein of the late Nene Azumatey Koley.
The President’s nominee for Dangme West District Assembly, Mr Emmanuel A. O. Lartey, Wednesday failed to secure the two-thirds majority required to clinch the position of District Chief Executive for the area.
A 20-year-old audacious armed robber has been blinded by gunshots in a shoot-out with the occupant of a house at Oyibi, near Dodowa in the Greater Accra region.
The Accra Mayor says plans are underway to relocate all commercial activities at Old Fadama (Agbogbloshie) to Amasaman to pave way for the decongestion of Sodom and Gomorrah slum in Accra.
A preliminary report from the technical team working at the Jubilee House has indicated that US $82 million has so far been spent on the facility as against the US$ 30 million said to be the cost initially.
A circuit court at Juaben has remanded into Police custody a 17-year-old unemployed man for defiling two young girls at Fumesua near Kumasi.
An entrepreneur has appealed to the government to provide more support for the private sector to spearhead the country’s economic growth.
The AngloGold Ashanti has expressed regret about the death of an illegal miner at its Obuasi underground mine.
The District Chief Executive for Offinso North, Mr. Kwadwo Appiah-Kubi, has been invited to attend the African Trade and Development Conference at the University of Kansas, USA, early October, this year.
The District Chief Executive for Sekyere East, Mr. Kwadwo Adae,
has resolved to reverse the poor performance of Basic Education
Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates in the area by
setting up a committee to look into the cause of the problem,
since "the BECE results over the past years have not been
The District Chief Executive for Ahafo Ano North, Mr. David Addai Amankwah has bemoaned the upsurge of child labour in the district which according to him has contributed to the falling standard of education in the district.
Nana Serwaa Nkrante I, Queen Mother of Essiasi near Kokofu in the Ashanti Region, has commended the government, the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and the Kokofuhene Barima Offe kwasi Okogyeasuo II, for the various roles they have played in getting the hitherto deplorable road from Kokofu through Essiasi to Enweren tarred.
The hopes of 20 communities in the Asunafo North Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region have been dashed following the abandonment of a rural electrification project under which they were to be connected to the national power grid.
The District Chief Executive for the Mpohor Wassa East in the Western Region, Hon. Anthony Bassaw has said the vastness of the district had led to its slow development.
The Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Office have been urged to organise periodic seminars to educate traditional rulers on methods of administering justice through arbitration.
The fifth, Omanhene of Essikado Tradition Area, Nana Kobina Nketsia has stated that the top-bottom approach to development should no longer be encouraged since it alienates the very people it is meant to serve.
A Communications Officer of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Mr. Leonard Kobina Ackon, has said it was imperative for in-coming governments to continue with development projects and programmes they inherited, to prevent monies spent on such projects from going waste.
The Municipal Chief Executive (DCE) of Tarkwa/Nsuaem, Mrs. Christina Kobinah has called for the initiation of effective educational programmes to break the communication barrier between the deaf and society.
An Australian working with a mining company, Mr. Dale Clayton, has presented GHC 2,300 to Compassion is Love in Action (CILIA), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) operating an orphanage/children’s home at Yawhima, near Sunyani, to build a fish pond.
The Ministry of Education, has said it would ensure that all qualified candidates, who could not gain admission into Senior High Schools (SHS), would be catered for by next week.
President John Evans Atta Mills, on Thursday reiterated the commitment of government to improve the cocoa sector as a means of achieving a better Ghana.
The Eastern Regional Director of the Ghana Metrological Agency, Mr Sylvester K. Xatse, has assured farmers in the area of better rainfall distribution this month.
The controversial Gomoa East District Assembly has at long last confirmed President Mills’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive for the area.
International Travel Writers on tour to parts of the country have lauded Ghana as the true gateway to Africa, citing the rich history, varied cultures, hospitality of the people and the tourism sites of the country.
The President of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, Yagbonwura Doshie Bawa Abudu, has raised concerns about the deplorable roads in the region and called on government to take immediate action to build and maintain the roads.
The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood Friday called for the introduction of an entrance examination as the basis for the admission of students to the Ghana School of Law.
Non-Governemntal Organisations in the Upper West Region have called on government to support district assemblies in the region to provide accommodation for teachers in deprived areas.
The Minister of and Rural Development, says the removal of Mr. Michael Nsowah, the School Feeding Programme Co-ordinator and his three deputies does not have anything to do with politics.
Mr. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur assumed office on October 1 as the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, following his appointment by President John Evans Atta Mills, according to a statement from the Bank.
As part of efforts to bring quality health care delivery services to the doorsteps of the rural deprived, the Wa East District Assembly has constructed five Community -based Health Planning and services (CHPS) compounds at a cost of GH¢1,100.
Leaders of women’s groups in the Upper West Region have been sensitized to sit up and participate in initiatives that are geared towards bringing peace to conflict areas in northern Ghana.
The Sunbawiera Sheanuts and Sheabutter Producers Association in the Upper West Region, has appealed to the government to facilitate good prices for their produce.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region, Hon Stephen Lord Oppong has called for collective effort in uplifting the image of the assembly.
The Omanhene of Goaso Traditional Area in Asunafo North Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region, Nana Kwasi Baffour Bosomprah has expressed concern about the rate at which school children attended video shows and other social functions instead of studying .
The Sankore Traditional Council in Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, has appealed to the Ministry of Health to renovate and upgrade the Sankore health centre into a hospital.
The Chief Director of the Western Regional Co-ordinating Council (WRCC) has urged assembly members to be serious with their work since they played a vital role in national development.
Concerns have been raised over the manner in which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) led the oil companies to present their Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report, as part of the process towards commencement of oil drilling at the Jubilee oil fields.
The Tain District Assembly in conjunction with the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has screened 400 applicants who have applied for engagement under the teaching assistants module of the programme at Nsawkaw.
The Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council has appealed to the government to modify the Computer Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) to make room for day students.
Residents of Abokobi, a suburb of Accra, were by themselves with shock last night when they discovered a newly born baby dumped in front of a house.
Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a waste management company, on Thursday sprayed the Koforidua Jackson’s Park to rid the place of bees that had invaded the area and attacking people.
SIDALCO, an agro-chemical company, have donated 4,000 exercise books valued at GHC 20,000 to be distributed to deprived schools in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District at a ceremony at Kuano Islamic Primary School.
The opposition New Patriotic Party in the Central Region says complains about manipulation of the ongoing process to elect constituency executives are misplaced.
Ernest Amoah, a 46-year-old storekeeper, was on Friday convicted to a fine of GHC 35 for committing an environmental offence by the Suhum Magistrate Court.
The Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, is gradually becoming the breeding ground for people with mental disorders, as there is no day you would not meet one of these people in the municipality.
A state of the art Seawater Pumping Station Project, built by Technofab Engineering Limited (TEL), an Indian Company, was on Saturday handed over to the Tema Oil Refinery at a ceremony in Tema.
Newmont Ghana Limited is undertaking a five-year project aimed at conserving a rare kind of bird called “White-necked Rock fowl”, found mainly in Africa.
Over 800 people from Kyebi and its environs have been screened for various ailments at a health fair organized at the forecourt of the Okyenhene Palace at Kyebi.
Dr Leo Zekeng, Country Co-ordinator of UNAIDS has expressed the need for a correlation between AIDS, tuberculosis and other diseases, to minimise the rate of infections in the country.
Presidential Spokesman Mahama Ayariga has denied any wrongdoing in the purchase of tractors to establish a Mechanisation Centre (MC) for farmers in Bawku in the Upper East Region, saying everything he had done was above board.
Government is negotiating with the authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to open a second law school in Kumasi.
The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) would take delivery of 750,000 barrels of crude oil from on Wednesday, October 7.
The National Media Commission (NMC) has expressed its displeasure with the Ministry of Information for setting up a committee to investigate Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) without following the laid-down administrative procedure and structure.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for concerted efforts, for a better, greener and more sustainable future for mankind.
The Government has corrected inaccuracies in some media reports on the tour of the Jubilee House in Accra, the proposed seat of Government and official residence of the President of the Republic of Ghana.
A workshop aimed at guiding district assemblies to involve stakeholders in policy planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation has been organised at Paga in the Kassena Nankana West in the Upper East Region.
The Love Life Caravan, an HIV/AIDS awareness group which operates across Trans-Sahara Africa to sensitize people about the disease has arrived in Ghana from Cote D’Ivoire.
Fraudulent practices at the various implementation levels of the National Health Insurance Schemes (NHIS), could undermine the sustainability of the scheme.
The District Chief Executive for Shama, Miss Emelia Arthur has suggested that assembly members should be properly resourced to enable them to perform their duties effectively.
The Power Embassy International Church, in Accra is to set up a fund to cater for widows and orphans in the society.
The Reverend Prince Tefe, Synod Clerk of the Global Evangelical Church has added his voice to the call on the government to develop an effective national youth policy, which would ensure a fruitful future for the youth.
Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, Inspector General of Police (IGP), has said that for effective policing, there was the need for communities to support the work of the police.
The Council for Afrika International, a London based think tank has called on government to adopt a comprehensive change agenda on the economy that would reflect the dreams of Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Internal Generated Fund by the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Assembly increased from 82,946.47 in 2008 to 91,464.00 Ghana Cedis at the end of September 2009.
Barely two weeks after being crowned a beauty queen at Dormaa-Ahenkro, 22 year old Ms Evelyn Ellen Nyarko, has lost her life.
The Techiman Co-operative Yam Farming and Marketing Society Limited has invested GHC 3,675.30 in various assests, representing 26.66 percent of their total assets of GHC 110,711,500.
The Abokobi Area Rural Bank, one of the pioneer rural banks in Ghana, is to blaze the trail of emerging as the first to initiate a merger in the country to enable it survive the growing competition and challenges pose by bigger banks.
Poultry farmers in Brong-Ahafo have been advised to harmonize their resources to ensure price uniformity of their products.
Some polling station executive members of the Ablekuma South Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have appealed to the national leadership of the party not to recognize any list submitted to it as the names of the electoral college for the constituency.
The minister of transport and member of parliament (MP) for Effutu Constituency in the Central Region, Mr. Mike Hammah has established an educational trust fund called ‘MiHa Education Trust Fund’ to enable the needy brilliant children in the area to acquire education.
Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions are finding it difficult to run their academic programmes because they have not yet had their feeding grants for this academic year.
The member of parliament (MP) for Ablekuma Central constituency, Mr. Theophilus Tetteh Chaie has promised to construct a GH¢30,000 toilet facility for the New Abossey Okai One Primary and Junior High school (JHS) at Mataheko in Accra by the end of this year.
Municipal and District Assemblies in the Upper East Region are to buy surplus food from local farmers to store so that it would be sold back to them at moderate prices during the lean season.
President Mills will be meeting with persons named as having taken bribes in a bribery scandal involving a British construction firm.
Aggrieved caterers within the Tema Metropolis operating under the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) have filed a motion of interlocutory injunction at the Accra High Court to restrain the assembly and its allies from engaging the services of new caterers.
The Tema Regional Police Command is investigating the circumstances which led to the shooting of a 34 year old technician at Shai Hills in the Dangbe East district of the Greater Accra region.
The Greater Accra Regional Tuberculosis team has organized a forum to enlighten the public on the negative effects of Tuberculosis (TB) and the need for concerted efforts to help stop it.
The concerned citizens association of Asamankese, the youth and a number of chiefs in the town and its surrounding areas have made an urgent appeal to the Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia ofori Panin to stop nana Pobi Asomaning II, Odikro of Aworasa, a village near
A report by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has stated that there are more than 25 slums in Accra alone.
Many young boys in Kpedze in the Ho West constituency in the Volta Region are engaged in the use of motorcycles as taxis in the transport business popularly known as “Okada”.
A study by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), indicates that climate change would hit developing countries the hardest, leading to massive decline in crop yields and production.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama said government was taking steps at revamping all science resource centres in selected Senior High Schools(SHS) throughout the country.
President John Evans Atta Mills has granted Letters of Commission to 10 new envoys with a reminder to them to consider the overall national interest devoid of partisanship,ethnocentrism and religious biases in their foreign assignments.
The Sissala West District is the only district in the Upper West Region to record no maternal and neonatal death from January to August this year.
Media Foundation for West Africa, a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO), is collaborating with the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to develop a capacity building programme on petroleum reporting for journalists in the country.
The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon Hudu Walvis has blamed politicians for being responsible for the skirmishes in the northern region.
The District Chief Executive of Ejura-Sekyedumase, Mrs. Martha Bruckner, has expressed concern about the surge in armed robberies in the area and appealed to the Ashanti Regional Security Committee to help curb the vice.
Over 1000 pupils from 13 communities in Kalba, one of the twin towns of Sawla-Tuna-Kalba in the Northern Region, have not reported to school this term due to the heavy rain in the area.
The Board of Aqua Vitens Rand Ltd. (AVRL), operators of Ghana Water Company Ltd. (GWCL), has announced changes at the top management level of the company effective mid-October that will see more Ghanaians replacing expatriate staff.
Mr. Prince Bagnaba Mba, President of Forum for National Equity, a civil society organization (CSO), on Monday called on ECOWAS member-countries to expedite action on the implementation of their aims and objectives to improve on movement of citizens who travel within the region.
President John Atta Mills has directed the and the Ghana Education Service to ensure that salaries and emoluments of teachers, especially newly engaged ones and those in deprived and remote areas, are promptly paid.
MTN has launched its first ever annual week celebration and resolved to continue to explore more innovative opportunities to satisfy its subscribers.
A 35 year old teacher at Abeka Motorway One (JHS) in the , Ms. Irene Essel, is the 2009 National Best Teacher award winner.
Ninety hawkers and 62 drivers have been arrested and prosecuted by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) since the start of its decongestion exercise in the latter part of August.
The Atwima Mponua District Assembly, has within the last 20 months sunk 190 bore-holes at a total cost of GH¢1,303,000.00. in 120 communities, to provide the people with safe drinking water.
A new District Magistrate’s Court constructed by the chiefs and people of Nsoatre in the Sunyani West District of the Brong Ahafo Region has been inaugurated.
The Foundation for the Future Computer Mission (FFCMI), a non-government organization, is instituting mobile ICT training programmes in some rural areas in the Upper East Region.
A senior lecturer of the Institute of Adult Education, University of Ghana, Legon, Mr. Matthew Atingo, has called for the abolition of some socio-cultural practices that tended to rather promote the spread of HIV/AIDS.
A circuit court at Goaso has sentenced Kwasi Appiah, a 37 year old farmer, to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour, for attempting to murder his wife.
Management of the Metro Mass Transport (MMT) has launched "Operation Show Your Ticket” to ensure that all passengers pay the right fare for travelling on the buses.
Eleven cocoa farming communities in the Wassa Amenfi West District in the Western region have drawn up unity action plans depicting their various needs to facilitate the social, economic and environmental transformation of their respective communities.
Government has renewed the curfew imposed on Bawku Municipality and Gushegu Township and their immediate environs for another week with effect from Monday, October 5.
Dr Godfred Osei Bonsu Twum, the Akuapem South Municipal Chief Executive, has appealed to people in the municipal to clear weeds around their houses and bury their refuse to help reduce filth and disease.
The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme has registered 76,528 out of 86,359 people in the district, representing 85.67 percent of the population.
A forum to find ways to deal with the developmental challenges facing Ashaiman has been held.
Three people, two men and a woman were arrested last Thursday by the Kaneshie Police for allegedly stealing the prize car for , the Standard Chartered Believe and Win Promotion.
The Atwima Mponua District Assembly has within the last 20 months sunk 190 bore holes at a total cost of GHC 1,303,000 in 120 communities, to provide the residents with safe drinking water.
The lifeless remains of a Base Ordinance Depot (BOD) soldier, Cpl. Boamponsem Appiah aka ’Koo Minini’ in an advanced stage of decomposition, has sent shockwaves in the country’s defence headquarters, with curious persons - soldiers and civilians - seeking clues to the mystery.
The Ga South Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra region has issued 64 building permits to prospective land developer and owners in the municipal, a move aimed at reducing the incidence of erection of illegal structures.
The Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of Keta Business School, Mr. Emmanuel K. Heloo has called for more support to help increase infrastructure and other facilities for the school.
The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon Hudu Walvis has called on the good people of Yendi and its surrounding communities to gather their strength to fight poverty instead of raising guns against each other.
The Northern Regional House of Chiefs unanimously agreed on the creation of either one or two regions out of the current Northern Region to spur the development and progress of the area.
The Eastern Regional Director of Education, Mrs Rene Boakye-Boateng, has ordered the indefinite closure of the Kwahu Ridge Senior High School at Obo, in the Kwahu South District, following a three-day demonstration by the students demanding the removal of the headmistress of the school, Ms Anita Jackson.
The assembly member for the Kpetoe Electoral Area, in the adaklu-Anyigbe District, Mr. James Coffie Agbemavie has expressed worry at the absence of a district hospital to handle special health cases in the area.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has expressed dissatisfaction with the slow pace of work at the Boankra Inland Port Project.
The Amansie West District Assembly has acquired a bull-dozer, to rehabilitate feeder roads in the area to make the transportation of cocoa and other farm produce to marketing centres easier.
The National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), has been urged to modify its proficiency examination to ensure that candidates undergo
compulsory before writing the examination.
Four of five robbery syndicates operating at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra have been busted by the police.
The Asante-Mampong Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Daniel Appau Ohyeamang, has advised activists of the to be disciplined and distance themselves from acts likely to tarnish the image of the party.
Nii Adjei Kraku the Second, Tema Mantse, has appealed to the government to waive taxes and tariffs on goods imported into the country by philanthropists.
The National Health Insurance Authority has reviewed the medicine list of the National Health Insurance Scheme with effect from October 1.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, in collaboration with development partners, is to set up an urban management pilot project, to develop four major cities in the country.
The management of Fenn School, a private educational institution in Concord, Massachusetts, USA on Tuesday presented a cheque for 4,000 dollars and educational materials to the authorities of Wa Methodist School for the Blind.
President John Evans Atta Mills Tuesday swore-in Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, as the new Governor of Bank of Ghana (BOG).
Debutants New Edubiase FC will engage in three friendly matches this week as part of preparations towards the 2009/10 premiership.
Affirmative Action Plan advocates have called on government and other institutions to show more commitment towards the action by increasing women’s participation and representation at all levels of leadership positions.
The President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers’ (NAGRAT) has appealed to the Minister of Education to impress upon the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to review and pay the appropriate monthly allowances to teachers.
The Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD) has called on the government to overhaul the organisation’s chalk factory, to boost the production and marketing of its products.
THINK Education Ghana, a non- governmental organisation dedicated to the welfare of needy students have donated educational materials to about 500 students.
Dormaa Municipal Assembly has banned the practice in which cocoa beans produced in the municipality end up bearing the seal of other cocoa districts before entering the ports for export.
A traditional ruler in Brong Ahafo has urged the COCOBOD to encourage the dual use of cash and the Akuafo cheque for the purchase of cocoa by licensed buying companies.
The family members of Ghana’s first President, Osaegyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah have called for the de-confiscation of their family houses seized after the 1966 coup.
Farmers from the Garu Tempane District in the Upper East Region have been introduced to new varieties of maize, sorghum and sesame.
The Asutifi District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region is threatening legal action against Newmont Ghana Limited(NGL) for not paying property rates to the Assembly.
The chiefs and people of Acherensua Traditional Area have honoured the Paramount Chief of Acherensua, Agyewodin (Prof.) Adu Gyamfi Ampem.
Peasant farmers at Apremdo in the Sekondi Tarkoradi metropolis and cocoa farmers in Juabeso in the Juabeso District all in the Western Region have collided with the military authorities in the region.
A mentally impaired man at Dakatu, a suburb of Tongo in the Talensi-Nabdam District, Shoe Panankaoh has been remanded into police custody for causing harm and killing a 6 year old girl.
The Member of Parliament for Aowin in the Western Region, Hon. Mathias Kwame Ntow has donated assorted items worth GHC10,000 to the people of Boinso, a cocoa farming community in the constituency.
Persistent concerns by human rights activists and the police administration on instant justice seem to have fallen on deaf ears and one of such acts meted out to a fisherman, Adadakua Tigawoti in the Kassena Nankana district has led to the amputation of two of his limbs and some fingers.
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The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation has reacted to news reports that the request from the organisations’ board that the Director General of the Corporation, Mr. William Ampem-Darko should go on leave is a calculated attempt to get him out of office.
Mr Osei Bonsu Akorsah, Managing Director of Adhro Limited, a civil construction firm, has demanded payment of Gh¢45,000, from the defunct Ghana@50 Secretariat, being unpaid money for civil works the company carried out for the Secretariat.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, in collaboration with other development partners, is to set up an urban management pilot project to develop four major cities in the country.
The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the Ghana National Trust Fund is exploring the possibility of establishing offices in all the districts and municipalities in the region.
The Police say they have stumbled on “links” and retrieved equipment in the case of two persons allegedly behind the leakage of this year’s November/December West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) examination papers.
Violence erupted at the Savelugu-Nanton District Assembly yesterday
when the assembly members failed for the fifth conserrcutive time to
approve the nomination of scandidate for District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.
The New Juaben Municipal Assembly is to build a permanent beads market near the Centre for National Culture in Koforidua with effect from next year.
Stakeholders in the upcoming conference for the blind have organised a familiarisation visit to Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), the venue for the conference scheduled for July 3- July 8, 2011.
The Bolgatanga Polytechnic on Tuesday matriculated 498 students to pursue (HND) programmes in various courses for the 2009/2010 academic year.
The Northern Region between 2006 and June 2009 recorded 3,100 HIV/AIDS cases and the patients have been put on Anti-retroviral drugs.
A 26 year- old farmer, Kofi Bidegbanim, has been arrested by the
Nkwanta Police for killing Nayinknam Boujun, 68, a peasant farmer on hhsuspicion of stealing 10 tubers of yam on his farm.
A and Economic Planning, Mr. Seth Terkper, says government will strengthen its development agenda and take the lead in defining a budget which donors can support.
Minister of Environment,Science and Technology, Ms Sherry Ayittey, noted that climate change was a ‘silent disaster’ affecting all Ghanaians and called on the media to pay more attention to issues pertaining to climate change.
The administrative head of the has appealed to heads of directorate and unit managers of the hospital to discharge their duties diligently by instilling discipline in those they supervise to improve output and ensure better service delivery to patients.
has assumed chairmanship of the Governing Council of Interpeace, an international non-governmental organisation, based in Geneva, Switzerland, that operates in conflict societies and aims at building peace around the world.
The Nyimfahene of Nkusukum Traditional Area, Nana Baah VII, has urged the government to subsidise the production cost of building materials to make them affordable toencourage the youth to acquire their own houses.
President John Evans Atta Mills will on Friday, October 9, inaugurate a new cocoa processing plant in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama Wednesday called on all stakeholders to help formulate a more sustainable urban and housing policy that stresses the provision of decent and affordable housing for the citizens.
The Dean of Students Affairs of the University of Education, Winneba, Dr. Ernest Awanta has called for peaceful co-existence among religious groups for accelerated national development.
Ghana and Brazil has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Accra to construct a 9,000 megawatt (MW) capacity hydroelectric dam on River Oti, at Juallay near Pwalugu in the Upper East Region.
The Ejura-Sekyedumase District Assembly has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to act quickly to end the upsurge in armed robbery attacks in the area.
Government has announced new peace moves with the National Peace Council and the Council of Muslims Ummah to tackle internecine skirmishes at Bawku, the Dagbon State and Agbogbloshie a suburb of Accra which have claimed some lives.
A total of 400 school Children at the Minnesota Christian Academy primary in the Agona West Municipality of the Central Region have received free dental treatment.
The Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana (UG) Professor Kwesi Yankah has asked parents to reduce their huge expenditure on funerals and invest heavily in their children’s education for them to become useful future citizens.
The Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Nii Ephraim, has urged people in the to form watch dog committees to monitor the activities of thieves and also help to apprehend them.
WACAM, an environmental and human rights mining advocacy nongovernmental organisation, has won the “Outstanding Grant Partner Award” of the Rights and Voice Initiative (RAVI) funded by The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID).
The Ghana Education Service, the Kwahu East District Assembly and the authorities of Nkwatia Senior High School (NKWASCO) have suspended 400 third year students of the school following a demonstration against the for not allowing them to wear trousers or skirt and blouse to classes.
The Rev. Ernest Bruce Memorial Methodist Church has donated items worth GH¢3,000.00 Accra Psychiatric Hospital. The donation made by the congregation, forms part of activities to mark the 90th anniversary celebration of the church.
The Tema West Constituency of the National Democratic Congress has formed a political think tank to help strengthen the structures of the party in the Tema West Constituency which are weakening.
More than 60 armed robberies were successfully foiled by the Accra Regional Police Command between June and September this year.
The Wa Municipal Assembly has received a District Development Fund allocation of GH¢ 433,505.04 which would be used to fund the construction of school buildings, public toilets and the provision of furniture for the schools.
The police in Aflao have expressed frustration at the refusal of mortuaries in Keta, Akatsi, Ketu-North and Ketu South Districts to accept corpses of people who died under suspicious circumstances.
The Headmaster of Mansoman Senior High School, Mr Daniel Opoku, has appealed to the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to ensure the completion of a two-storey girls’ dormitory that has been under construction since the year 2002.
The Mampong Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Daniel Appau Ohyeamang, has condemned the practice of some parents, who
instead of putting children in school engage them as farm hands, especially in the rural communities of the area.
The Bonsaaso Millennium Villages Project Cluster has appealed to trained teachers to accept posting to the area to help upgrade the standard of education.
The Institute of Economic Affairs Thursday stressed the importance of the Political Parties Code of Conduct, prepared and signed by stakeholders to avoid violence during elections.
The local governance and strengthen the pillars of democracy by deepening the understanding of the people to appreciate government business. Thursday formally launched the Town Hall Meeting programme, to enhance public participation in
The Ellembelle District Director of Health Services, Mrs. Elizabeth Corney has urged peer educators on HIV/AIDS to intensify public education against the stigmatisation of People Living With HIV/AIDS in order to prolong their life span.
The Secretary-General of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC), Mr Kofi Asamoah has noted that the deplorable conditions in which some workers find themselves after retirement is because they do not plan for their future before retirement.
Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, former First Lady and President of the 31st December Women’s Movement on Thursday urged women to embrace formal or non-formal education, to acquire knowledge to better their lot.
The Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, Dr Alfred Vanderpuije, on Thursday said the Accra Metropolitan Assembly will soon rid the city of unauthorised structures and activities and make Accra a city befitting its status.
The sixty-four year old Co-Chairman of the Bawku Inter-Ethnic Peace Committee, Mr. David Moli Belko who died on September 30, has been buried in his hometown Bawku .
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo, has appealed to student unions in the region to be ambassadors of peace by preaching peace messages in their communities especially conflict prone areas.
The Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO) has presented a table top refrigerator to the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana police Service in the Upper East Region.
The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has appealed to insurance companies to make their policies flexible, affordable and appealing.
Mr Simon Peter Asirifi, East Akim Municipal Chief Executive, has warned that illegal mining, popularly known as “galamsey”, was threatening the environment and the lives of human beings and animals in the area.
The Sekondi Tarkoradi metropolis is to be given a facelift under the proposed Programme of the Metropolitan Assembly.
Most local entrepreneurs do not follow guidelines on competitive tendering stipulated in the Public Procurement Act and it is usually affecting their national and international tendering.
A total of 3,160 people who pursued various courses of study including business management, commerce and education through the University of Cape Coast’s (UCC) distance learning programme graduated at the 40th congregation .
The Right Reverend Bishop Elisha Osei Kofi, General Overseer of the Power Embassy International Church, has denied a report carried by an Accra daily, that he had been involved in fake healing miracles.
Children in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam (AEE) district have appealed to the government and the National Youth Council to speed up the promulgation of the youth policy to serve as a guide towards the development of children in the country.
The Ministry or Food and Agriculture is to contract the Kristo Asafo Technological Centre to build 20 tractor trailers for the ministry as part of its policy to encourage local manufacturers to participate in the agriculture mechanization programme.
President John Atta Mills paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at his Manhyia Palace in Kumasi and repeated the government’s resolve to tackle head-on the high unemployment facing the country.
Management of the State Insurance Company (SIC) has presented a cheque for 2,500 Ghana Cedis towards the Asogli Education Fund and the Asogli Yam festival.
The Ketu-North District Assembly voted to reject Mr Claver Kofi Lawson, 42, who has been nominated by President Mills for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE).
Mr Richard Yao Fenuku-Doamekpor, a Senior Manager of the State Insurance Company, has said the capacity of insurance firms in Ghana was being underutilized for national development.
A special audit exercise undertaken by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has found 10 national health insurance scheme managers, accountants and five service providers in the Ashanti Region culpable of misappropriating funds.
Majority leader, Mr. Alban S. K. Bagbin, has announced that Parliament would soon establish a Legislative and Legal Services to take care of minor legal and social issues confronting the House.
Mr Richard Yao Fenuku-Doamekpor, a Senior Manager of the State Insurance Company, has said the capacity of insurance firms in Ghana was being underutilized for national development.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has urged residents in Kumasi, to respect the Metropolitan Assembly’s bye-laws on sanitation to help reduce the huge budget on waste management.
A circuit court in Kumasi, on Wednesday sentenced Baba Kanjarga, 43, to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour for peddling drugs.
The Chiefs and people of Manso-Nkwata in the Amansie West
District, have made a plea for the supply of a vehicle to the District Police Headquarters for effective policing.
A special audit exercise undertaken by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has found 10 national health insurance scheme managers, accountants and five service providers in the Ashanti Region culpable of misappropriating funds.
A total of 3,160 people who pursued various courses of study including business management, commerce and education through the University of Cape Coast’s (UCC) distancelearning programme graduated at the 40th congregation.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional offices of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and Convention People’s Party (CPP) have merged to increase their numerical strength to enhance their political fortunes in the 2012 general election.
The ordeal of Muslim pilgrims who spent weeks living in inhospitable and insanitary conditions, mainly in the open and in the cold harmattan weather while they waited for their flights to Mecca, is over.
The East Akim Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Simon Peter Asirifi, says illegal mining is threatening the environment and the very survival of human beings and animals in the municipality.
The chiefs and people of Twimia-Nkwanta in the Techiman Municipality are constructing a block of two classrooms at a cost of GH¢ 2,100 for the Roman Catholic Junior High School.
The Deputy Secretary-General of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC), Dr. Yaw Baah, has reminded workers of the need to exercise their responsibility to fight for good decent working conditions.
President John Evans Atta Mills has directed the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to come out with attractive cocoa producer price to encourage farmers to increase production.
A Kumasi Circuit Court presided over by Mr Justice Emmanuel Amo-Yartety has ordered that the Manager of Mega Trust Uni-Investment Limited, should be kept in prison custody for operating a financial scam.
Mr Speedy Moodliar, a Senior Manager of the Ethekwini Water and Sanitation Services, Durban, South Africa, has urged scientists to teach farmers who grow crops that are peeled or cooked to use recycled waste water to irrigate their farms.
President John Evans Atta-Mills has accepted the resignation of two Ministers of State, Dr. George Sipa-Adjah Yankey, Minister of Health and Mr Seidu Amadu, Minister of State at the Presidency, following the bribery allegations in the Mabey and Johnson case.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Akan in the Volta Region, Mr Joseph Kwadwo Ofori, said government’s "Better Ghana" agenda would succeed if the people allowed it to lay a sound foundation for rapid economic development.
Deputy Chairman in-charge of finance and administration of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr. David Kanga, has appealed to the police and the judiciary to facilitate the prosecution of electoral offenders to safeguard the integrity of elections.
Benco Hospitex Company Limited, dealers in medical and surgical equipment, presented medical equipment worth GHC10,000 to the Wa Municipal Health Centre.
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), will collaborate with other stakeholders in the maritime industry to help government to achieve the objectives of the Ghana Gateway Programme.
Superintendent David Eklu of the Community Policing Unit of the Ghana Police Service, said communities were credible partners to the Police in detecting, investigating and preventing crimes.
The greatness of chiefs and other traditional leaders in modern times should not be measured by the number of tribal wars that they have fought and won but by development projects they have supported and completed.
The governments of Ghana and Equatorial Guinea marked another milestone in their relations by laying wreath in honour of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President at his mausoleum in Accra.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) is to nurture all the 38 Colleges of Education in the country into stronger tertiary institutions to turn out quality teachers to meet emerging manpower needs in the education sector.
Government says it is investigating Kakra Vanlare, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Adenta, Accra, for an alleged incompetence and causing disaffection for the NDC.
Embattled former Health Minister, Dr. George Sipa-Adjah Yankey, who has resigned in the wake of the Mabey and Johnson bribery scandal, says he is innocent of the allegations, but has to resign to end attacks on President John Evans Atta Mills and his government.
The Association of Oil Marketing Companies claims full deregulation of the petroleum market is the key to unlocking the nation’s intermittent fuel shortages debacle.
Government is to roll out a comprehensive economic agenda called Medium-term Development Policy leading to a leaping of the Ghanaian economy to an appreciable level.
Participants at a public lecture to mark Insurance in the at Ho on Wednesday scolded the industry for poor returns on premiums, delays in processing claims and murky and confusing policy details.
The Deputy Minister of Transport, Mrs Dzifa Attivor, has underscored the need for innovative road safety strategies to minimize the unfortunate carnage on the roads.
The Paramount Chief of the Lawra Traditional Area, Na Puowele Karbo III, has expressed worry over the migration of children from the area to the and beyond to do menial jobs for money.
A Hohoe Circuit Court has sentenced four commercial drivers to a fine of GH¢ 100 each for carrying passengers over the required number on their vehicles.
A survey conducted by Ghana with support from United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA) in the three northern regions indicates that violence against women contributes to the increasing rate of HIV and AIDS in these areas.
The chiefs and people of Twimia-Nkwanta in the Techiman Municipality are constructing a block of two classrooms at a cost of GHC 2,100 for the Roman Catholic Junior High School.
Army worms have invaded more than five hectares of maize farms in some communities in Techiman.
The Director of Ateiku Christ Church School of Evangelism, Evangelist Lawrence Kwaku Oduro has appealed to the clergy to be dedicated to the growth of the Church and development of the country.
A small farms irrigation project estimated at GHC 546,000 is under construction at Kokoroko and Kokoago in the Techiman Municipality and the people have been urged to lend their support for its successful completion.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Techiman, Hon. Alex Kyeremeh has inaugurated two mechanized bore holes valued at GHC 2,320 at Atransu and Ayeasu communities in the Municipality.
The Rector of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Professor Paul B. Tanzubil has expressed concern about low enrolment in the sciences and said only 25 per cent of the fresh students would be pursuing courses in that area which is of greater priority to polytechnics.
An educationist has called on the state, religious organisations, schools and the public to collectively create an enabling environment for the fashioning out of a holistic education towards national development.
A two-day entrepreneurship training workshop for 50 women micro and small scale entrepreneurs was opened at Dunkwa-On-Offin .
Children of Agona Mansofo in the Central Region will no longer walk the 6.2 kilometre distance to get to the nearest school because a benefactor has provided one for them.
Four people died instantly here last Friday when the two floor uncompleted Kingsway International church building under which they were resting collapsed.
Government says it is investigating Kakra Vanlare, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Adenta, Accra, for an alleged incompetence and causing disaffection for the NDC.
About 35 buildings located on encroached land of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission at Kwabenya in Accra were demolished on Saturday in an operation supervised jointly by the police and military.
The Akim Oda branch of the SG-SSB bank has been temporarily closed down following the arrest of four of its top officials, for allegedly embezzlement of GHC 592,000.
The government has awarded a contract for the construction of 300 resettlement houses for the people ofAdzido-Vodza-Kedzi areas in the Keta District in the Volta Region.
A security team including the police and the BNI from Aflao intercepted a fuel tanker discharging premix fuel suspected to have been diverted to Viepe a coastal town near Aflao.
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, said government would review the decentralization concept for conformity and effectiveness, in line with its campaign promises.
The East Mamprusi District Chief Executive, Hon. Adam Imoro has taken issue with the haphazard manner in which structures are erected in the district.
A large quantity of banned and expired goods seized from importers at the Aflao border, was burnt by the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) at Akpatoeme, Dzodze in the Volta Region.
The Bosomtwe Rural Bank has introduced a special loan scheme to support teachers pursuing diploma and sandwich education programmes.
The mangement of Nyinahin Government hospital in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region has appealed to the Atwima mponua District Assembly, the member of partliament for the area, philantropists and corporate bodies to assist in the completion of the area’s Reproductive and Child Health block.
Mr. Tiffy Samuel Damanga, Chairman of the association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHIV) in Bole, has raised concern about the increasing rate of HIV and AIDS in the Bole district, saying his organization had recently recorded 151 infected persons.
The Council of District Coordinators of the National Youth Employment
Programme in the Greater Accra Region has called for the intervention of President John Atta Mills to bring to an end the agitation for the
removal of the region’s Coordinator of the (NYEP).
The Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Z. Amenowode, has exhorted the Church and its leadership to criticise wrongdoing at all times and demand accountability as necessary recipes for shaping society for development.
A joint police and forestry personnel task force at the weekend,
destroyed an eight acre Indian hemp plantation, located inside the Bia-Tano forest reserve in the Asunafo North municipality of Brong Ahafo.
Vice-Chancellor of the, Professor Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwah, has called for improvement in the conditions of service of university lecturers.
Six out of 145 women taken through clinical breast screening in the Offinso Municipality were diagnosed of breast abnormalities.
The Wa Polytechnic Saturday opened its doors to 665 students to begin a Higher National Diploma programmes in Engineering, Applied
Science and Technology and Business, at its seventh matriculation ceremony at Wa.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has started a process that aims at encouraging citizens’ participation in
ECOWAS decisions and activities.
The NRSC) approved commercial vehicle log books at all times.has directed all drivers of vehicles above 3.5 tons Gross Vehicle Weight to carry, fill and complete daily work sheets in the National Road Safety Commission (
The Brong Ahafo Regional Co-ordinating Council has organised a health walk, to create awareness among the citizenry on the need to stay fit and healthy.
A joint police and forestry personnel task force have destroyed an eight acre Indian hemp plantation, located inside the Bia-Tano forest reserve in the Asunafo North municipality of Brong Ahafo.
The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis has given awards to 13 female teachers for their dedicated services that has led to the promotion of education in the metropolis.
The Maiden Town Hall Meeting in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, afforded residents the opportunity to ask questions they would not have had the opportunity to question the authorities about.
Speakers at this year’s Mental Health Day celebration have called on government to pass the new Mental Health Bill into law to improve mental health care in the country.
Police in Tema are hunting for armed robbers who shot and killed policeman guarding an HFC bullion van early Monday.
The “modern” culture of women denying their children breast milk and putting babies in their formative years on formula-feeding (tin foods) has been described as a form of homicide.
The Bibiani Circuit Court presided over by Mr Justice Emmanuel Ankamah, has sentenced Yaw Danso, a farmer, to 12 years imprisonment for defilement.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Epsona Harry Ayamga expressed dissatisfaction with the poor performance by students in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) in the municipality.
The Friends of 21st September Born Association, has been inaugurated in Winneba in the Effutu Municipality of the Central Region, in commemoration of the centenary celebrations of the birth of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
Newmont’s Ahafo Mine has swiftly contained and neutralized, within its mine site, a minor chemical overflow which occurred at its processing plant, a statement has said
Government has renewed the curfew imposed on Bawku Municipality and Gushegu Township and their immediate environs for another week with effect from Monday, October 12.
A 28 year-old physically challenged man has been sentenced to four years imprisonment by a Bibiani Circuit Court for attempting to sell his younger brother for GH¢10,000.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Jaman South, Hon. Atta Bediako has urged communities in the district to rekindle the self-help spirit by initiating their own projects in order to attract the government’s assistance.
The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in conjunction with the United Nations Development programme (UNDP) has inaugurated a 30 member disaster platform committee to among other things, take charge of disaster risk reduction activities in the region.
The District Chief Executive for Jaman South, Hon Atta Bediako has expressed concern about the poor performance of the people in the area in the payment of taxes in the district.
Hon. Dr. Godfred Osei Bonsu Twum, the Akuapem South Municipal Chief Executive has advised the people of the municipality to eschew filth and endeavour to keep their surroundings clean at all times.
The Assembly projected amount of two hundred and eighty eight thousand nine hundred Ghana cedis (GH¢288,900.00) from its local sources and as at the end of July, 2009 an amount of one hundred and fifty eight thousand, one hundred and forty three Ghana cedis,twenty five Ghana pesewas (GH¢158,143.25) representing 54.7% of the projected figure has been realized. A confident, Chief Executive Hon. Dr. GodFred Osei Bonsu Twum has said.
Dr Charles Wereko Brobbey, the Chief Executive Officer of the "Ghana @ 50" Secretariat has appeared before the Commission of Inquiry investigating the activities of the secretariat to give account of his stewardship.
President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated new ministers following the resignation of Dr George Sipa-Yankey, Minister of Health and Mr Amadu Seidu, Minister of State at the Presidency, over allegations of bribery in the Mabey and Johnson case.
The Spokesperson for the Vice President, Mr John Abdulai Jinapor has played down the scathing criticism of a section of the public that the number two personality is too casual with his apparel during important state functions.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed that the minor overflow of processing solution that occurred at Newmont’s Ahafo Mines was contained within the mines and did not get into waters consumed by the residents of the area.
The Omanhene of Goaso Traditional Area in Brong Ahafo, Nana Kwasi Baffour Bosomprah has called on the authorities of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation to help stop the encroachment on the land it acquired in the area for a television station.
The proprietor of Great Lamptey Mills School, Enoch Nii Lamptey Mills, 42, who was arrested by the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service for allegedly marrying a minor, appeared before an Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday but sitting was in camera.
The belief by people to seek cure at the herbalists and prayer camps are among major challenges facing the management and control of breast cancer cases in the communities, the Nkoranza South District Public Health Nurse, Madam Alice Vorleto, has said.
South Korea’s Inje University has conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Political Science on former President John Agyekum Kufuor and it goes with full scholarships for two Ghanaians to study any of the sciences in the university.
Wood and yam sellers at the Timber Market in Accra have been urged to get ready to be relocated.
The academic and moral training of children should not be the responsibility of teachers alone and needs the full co-operation of parents and all other stakeholders.
Nii Amasah Namoale, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in-charge of Fisheries, has said abuse of agro-chemicals and new technologies could affect food safety through chemical residues.
The Government has said that it would formally state its official position on the Inter-Ministerial Review Committee Report within a fortnight.
Lions Clubs in Ghana has organized a special eye-screening exercise in Tema to commemorate this year’s World Sight Day under the theme: "Gender and Eye Health-Equal Access to Care".
About 70 per cent of Ghanaian homes are without adequate toilet facilities, a study the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) conducted in 2008 established.
The training syllabi for the Police Service are being reviewed with the aim of demilitarizing the personnel to internalize the philosophy of democratic policing, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Paul Quaye, said.
Sugarcane is a form of grass that belongs to Poaceae family. It is native to the regions of the Old World, ranging from warm temperate ones to tropical ones.
Government is to set up a multi-sectoral committee to map out strategies to prevent and reduce road accidents before, during and after the upcoming Christmas and end-of-year activities in the country.
The Land Commission is taking steps to stop the current spate of fraud in land title documentation to protect the public and improve the security of tenure by sticking to a new strategic plan.
The Reverend John K. Sarkodie, pastor in- charge of the Kasoa East District branch of the Apostolic Church of Ghana, has said that in view of the current wave of crime and immorality in the country, there is the need for a renewed heart towards the creation of a congenial atmosphere for nation building.
The District Chief Executive for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, Mrs Georgina Nkrumah Aboah, has said the government has put in place a lot of interventions that would ensure the growth of the private sector.
The country is to enjoy a food safety policy that would facilitate the sustainence of effective links, define responsibilities and coordination among food safety agencies.
The Deputy Minister of Agriculture responsible for fishery, Hon. Nii Amasa Namo Ale has condemed the use of chemicals in fishing and appealled to individuals engaged in the act to desist from the practice.
A multi-purpose facility has been inaugurated at Mabang in the Ahafo Ano North District in the Ashanti Region to facilitate the Black Pod Disease Control Programme.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has launched the review of the twenty years of decentralization and the assembly system in Ghana.
A 24-year-old level 200 student of the University of Ghana, Legon, has been sentenced to a fine of GH¢ 600 by the Juaso circuit court for impersonating one Agyekum Kwabena Ebenezer in the on-going West
African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.
Government has allocated an incentive award fund of about Ghc 410,000 to the Ketu South District Assembly for development projects in recognition of its creditable development performance.
The Mampong Constituency of the New Patritic Party has questioned the rationale behind the decision to nullify the results of their polling station executives election.
The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), an international child-centred development organization, is one of the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Northern region that has carved a niche for itself in its human-centered development approach.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has rehabilitated 41 dams and dugouts shattered by the floods that hit the three northern regions in 2007.
The Finance Minister, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Wednesday announced an upward adjustment in the producer price of cocoa from GH¢ 1,632 per tonne to GH¢2,208.00, effective October 14, 2009.
The Chairman of the Commission probing events surrounding the Ghana@50 celebrations has given some DCEs and regional ministers a one week ultimatum to appear before it.
President John Evans Atta Mills will undertake a three-day official tour of the Eastern Region from Thursday, October 15 to Saturday October 17, a statement signed by Mr. Mahama Ayariga, Presidential Spokesperson, said in Accra on Wednesday.
A five-member audit report implementation committee that is to ensure the smooth implementation of recommendations of all audit reports on the Akwapim South Municipal Assembly has been inaugurated at Nsawam in the Akuapim South Municipality.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo, has called on
the youth to focus on their studies and strive to achieve the best in their academic field or chosen vocation.
Government has been urged to establish a financial support fund into which all commercial oil operators would contribute to fund a security master plan that would address their security concerns.
The Western Regional Health Directorate has initiated steps to set up a Regional Research Unit to facilitate clinical excellence and provide evidence for critical medical decision- making.
Nkoranza District has recorded progress over last year’s results of the Basic Education Certificate Examination, with the 988 out of the 1,824 candidates who sat for the exams this year obtaining passes.
The Ghana@50 Commission of Inquiry has announced that it would ask the security agencies to produce former District Chief Exectuives (DCEs ) who had been asked to appear before the Commission if they failed to do so by the end of next week.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has waged a crusade for the prevention of global warming and its related phenomenon of climate change.
The Gomoa West District HIV and AIDS Focal Person, Mr Eric Akobeng has urged all corporate entities, to initiate workplace policies on HIV/AIDS to protect workers from contracting the virus.
President John Evans Atta Mills will from today pay a three-day visit to the Eastern region, according to a statement from the office of the President at the castle, Osu.
For the past five years, no student of the Gomoa Dunkwa- Achiase District Assembly Junior High School (JHS) in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region, has passed the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
A fire which began at the premises of the "Airline House" at the Kotoka International Airport, on Tuesday, was put out by the Rescue and Fire Fighting Service of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL).
The case involving a 65-year-old American retired teacher, who has been accused of having unnatural canal knowledge with seven minors at Adjomankope near Sege in the Dangme East District, was yesterday adjourned for judgement later at the Tema Circuit Court ’A’.
Ms Catherine Hamilton, Central Regional Coordinator of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), on Wednesday appealed to the judiciary to fast track the prosecution of drivers who negligently caused road accidents, to serve as a deterrent.
The Gomoa West District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Theophilus Aidoo- Mensah has called on contractors to stop scrambling for projects, which they cannot execute within the stipulated time.
The trial of one of Ghana’s renowned hip-life artistes, Emmanuel Botchway, aka Kwaw Kese, who is accused of fraud on Wednesday resumed after the annual recess of the courts.
Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President, on Wednesday said government was working with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and other agencies to assist victims of recent floods in the country.
The Management of Centuries Industrial Company Limited, producers of cocoa products, has begun a pilot project to provide cocoa drink to pupils daily.
Police in Obuasi are hunting for unidentified person who allegedly robbed Ernest Buanya Mensah, a former District Chief Executive (DCE) of Tain District last week.
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has inaugurated a 30,000 euro children’s home at Tuba in the Ga South to accommodate street chidren and orphans to enable them to acquire formal education.
An industrialist, Nana Asante Frimpong, has challenged government to make conscious efforts to raise the socio-economic infrastructure in the northern sector of the country to appreciable standards.
Latest report says nine more workers at the National Service Secretariat (NSS) are reportedly resigned over the managerial and administrative style of its Executive Director, Vincent Senam Kuagbenu.
The Acting President of the Yilo Krobo Traditional Council, Osayem Tetteh Odorkor Tuumeh says he is counting on a more pronounced collaboration with government to establish Mango Processing facilities to arrest the mounting youth unemployment in the area.
Ghana is to go into commercial production of pozzolana, an essential ingredient in the manufacture ofnext year, Mr Saani Iddi, Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, announced in Accra on Thursday.
The Ho police are holding four persons over the murder on Wednesday night of Annie Mensah, 20, a remedial student at Power College, a private second cycle school in Ho.
The Atwima-Nwabiagya District Assembly on Wednesday presented a cheque for GH¢ 1,000 to the district’s disabled association to support its activities.
Purchases of the 2009/10 main crop cocoa season will commence on Friday, October 16, according to a statement signed by Mr Anthony Fofie, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board.
A Kumasi Circuit Court has remanded four persons into prison custody for peddling Indian hemp popularly known as "wee" in the Ashanti Region.
The Juaso Circuit Court has sentenced a 50-year-old farmer to nine years imprisonment in hard labour for threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend at Agogo in the Asante Akim North District.
A Scientist at the Forest Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has called for punitive sanctions against people who pollute and degrade the environment.
The push towards effective teaching and learning in the Kumasi Metropolis has been given a boost by the launch of eight video
technology learning centres.
Women participation in local governance has not improved at the Nkoranza South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, despite public education on the issue.
A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Mercy Foundation International,dedicated to the course of street and abused children, victims of domestic violence and trafficked children among others has received support from a philanthropist, Mr. Africanus Mensah.
The Western Regional Coordinating Director, Mr. David Yaro has asked civil servants in the region to work diligently to contribute to the stabilization of the country’s economy.
In 2008, the Government of Ghana divested seventy percent (70%) of its shares in the Ghana Telecommunications Company Limited (GT) to Vodafone International Holdings BV for nine hundred million US dollars ($900m) under a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA).
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo has called on the government to set aside a special budget every year to control army worms forincreased maize production.
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo,the Eastern Regional Minister, has said government officials were prone to hazards and needed the prayer support of all instead of constant criticism.
President John Evans Atta Mills has started a three-day visit to the Eastern Region, where he interacted with the chiefs and people and assured them of better times to come during his four-year mandate.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) on Thursday assured the public that the 2009 school placement was still on course and all efforts were being made to place students who had qualified but were yet to be placed.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on government to investigate and prosecute perpetrators of electoral violence to serve as a deterrent.
Parliament would soon formulate a communication policy through its Public Affairs Department to promote public understanding of parliamentary activities.
The Minister for Information, Mrs Zita Okaikoi has announced today that work on the Spintex Road has started.
Civil servants of at least six ministries including Food and Agriculture, Local Government and Rural Development, Roads and Highways and Health, would be affected in the on-going decoupling exercise.
The state has preferred fresh charges against the former Accounts and Finance Manager of Ghana International School (GIS), Frank Asirifi Bempong Junior, who allegedly stole 300,522.34 United States Dollars and 3,640.94 British Pounds belonging to his former employer.
The Bibiani Circuit Court presided over by Mr. Justice Emmanuel Ankama has adjourned to November 4, the case in which Nana Yaw Gyebi II, Omanhene of the Sefwi-Anhwiaso Traditional area, and 15 others, are standing trial for abetment of crime, threat of death, causing unlawful damage and release of a suspect from lawful custody.
Mr Dominic Nitiwul, Member of Parliament for Bimbila, has appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), to be tactful, diplomatic and diligent in dealing with the Sodom and Gomorrah and Agbogbloshie resettlement issue in order not to undermine the rights and freedoms of the inhabitants.
The National Platform for Disaster Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Risk Reduction Management Committee (CCRM) has been launched in Accra.
The development and progress of our dear nation will be a mirage if we fail as Ghanaians to unite and rally behind each ruling government, especially when the government is democratically elected, the Aburihene and Akuapem Anafohene, Nana Otoobour Djan Kwesi II has said.
It will be better to add a little bit of money to build few,but durable projects than building projects which will not last its lifespan and will be a waste of resources and time, the Akuapem South Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Dr. Godfried Osei Bonsu Twum has said.
The Akuapem South Municipal Chief Executive Hon. Dr Godfried Osei Bonsu Twum took time of his busy schedule and inspected portions of Aburi- Nsawam road currently under going grading.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo has said although the region was endowed with rich human and natural resources, their full benefits for its development were yet to be realised.
The Cape Coast Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Anthony Egyir Aikins has said the Metropolitan Assembly is exploring means to identify and automate all revenue sources to generate the needed income.
Tema Circuit Court A, on Thursday sentenced a US citizen to 25 years imprisonment, in hard labour for defilement.
The Head of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) department of the University of Education, Winneba, Dr. Issifu Yidana, has observed that 21st century.remains the most fundamental challenge in the
The Deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Dr. Hannah Bissiw, has said that good sanitation and good hygienic practices that people used to take pride appeared to have been thrown away in the quest for development and modernisation.
The Akim Bosome Rural Bank at Akyem Swedru recorded a net profit of GHC 146,993.46 in 2008 as against GHC 78,886.94 in 2007.
The huge indebtedness of the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District Assembly has made it difficult for the assembly to initiate or execute new projects and programmes to improve on the lives of its people.
Participants at a workshorp on promoting peace during electioneering,
have called on the youth in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District in the
Northern Region to use dialoe to resolve their differences, instead of
resorting to violence.
The Northern Regional Minister, Mr Stephen Sumani Nayina has directed all district, Metropolitan and Municipal assemblies in the region to develop at least two acres of multi-purpose plantations within the next few years.
Ten-man Ghana won the FIFA U-20 World Cup by defeating Brazil in a sudden death penalty shoot-out after the two teams failed to break the deadlock in 120 minutes of football.
The Juaboso District Assembly in the Western Region has constituted a revenue mobilisation task force as part of its efforts to step up revenue mobilisation activities as well as raise the needed funds to supplement the district’s Common Fund.
The National Youth Employment Coordinator for Tano North in the Brong-Ahafo region, Mr Kofi Ankyera has announced that the scheme is planning to recruit new personnel to assist the teachers in the Distric
The Oversight Committee of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in charge of the Kassena Nankana East District has validated research findings on Democracy and Good Governance, Economic Governance and Management and Cooperate Governance at Navrongo.
President John Atta Mills has ruled out any holiday and is advising great caution as Ghanaians revel in the unprecedented World Cup triumph of the national Under 20 football team.
The Head Pastor of Nyame Tease Prayer Camp at Deasempah in Techiman Municipality, Bishop Yeboah Afari has reminded Christians that it is their responsibility to ensure that they eliminate all forms of vices in society.
The Assembly Member for Yeboasa in the Nkoranza South district, Mr. Kwame Baffoe-Duah has urged the people to help mobilize resources to purchase pieces of computers for basic schools in the area.
The lack of a functional fire tender at the Ghana National Fire Service station in Goaso led to the destruction of nine bedrooms and other valuable property including an unspecified amount of money by a raging fire, all estimated at thousands of Ghana cedis.
President John Evans Atta Mills has congratulated the National Under "20" Soccer Team, the Black Satellites for winning the world trophy and keeping the national flag high.
A day’s stakeholders’ sensitisation workshop on government’s policy to supply free school uniforms, to some districts has ended at Swedru in the Agona West Municipality of the Central Region.
The Golden Jubilee lectures held from January to December 2007 have been put together, edited and published as Ghana@50 Anniversary Lectures and would be launched on Tuesday, October 27.
Personnel of the Eastern Naval Command in Tema and the Western Naval Command in Sekondi-Takoradi, has embarked on a 16-kilometre route march in commemoration of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the Ghana Navy.
President John Evans Atta Mills Administration has unveiled plans to upgrade Donkorkrom Presbyterian Hospital, to offer specialist services and attract more medical personnel.
Members of Accra East Rotary Club, has presented furniture, books and stationery worth GH¢40,000 to Ga South Municipal Assembly Primary School at Anyaa, a suburb of Accra.
About 500 pupils from six selected schools in metropolis has joined the anti-poverty campaign as they called on world leaders to help bring relief to those locked in the state of deprivation.
The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) has been presented with a certificate of elevation to the status of a fully-fledged University, through the granting of a Presidential Charter.
President John Evans Atta Mills has inaugurated a 33-bed hospital constructed by the Saviour Church of Ghana at Osiem in the Eastern Region.
President John Evans Attah Mills,has said though the country was facing challenges, he had a competent team that could help solve the problems to move the nation forward.
The President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, Daasebre Dr Oti Boateng, advocated the holding of regular forum to engage government with traditional authorities to enable them to contributions to governance.
Mr Kwesi Ahwoi,and Agriculture,has said the country could achieve self-sufficiency in rice production within the next two years.
The Centre for Health and Social Services (CHESS) has launched a research project on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Accra.
President John Evans Atta Mills, has urged Ghanaians to burry their political differences and unite and support Government projects to enhance national development.
The Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organisation (ADDRO) has began a programme to distribute Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (ITN) to selected communities in the Upper East Region, under a malaria prevention and control programme.
Twelve Districts in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions and parts of Brong Ahafo Region are benefiting from the Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP), which was launched in April by Vice President John Dramani Mahama.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Ms Joyce Aryee has dismissed public perception that mining has been a destructive force in Ghana.
The Ministers of Lands and Forestry and Water Resources, Works and Housing have jointly prepared a memorandum (memo) to be submitted to Cabinet soon.
A Tarkwa circuit court has remanded Kwadwo Appiah, a 50-year-old farmer into prison custody for defiling a 15 year old school drop-out.
Mr Kobina Ampia-Biney, member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has instituted an action at the Tema High Court, for an order to restrain the party from using the Tema West Constituency Polling Stations’ Register to conduct any elections.
Government is working with a consortium of Chinese investors on a $500-million deal, to solve the Accra water supply deficit, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Albert Abongo has announced.
Mr Isaac Mensah, former National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Okaikoi South, has urged the youth of the party to intensify their organisational programmes to enable it to win in 2012.
The Central Regional Council of Zongo Chiefs have installed Alhaji Abdul Karim Musa, businessman as "Sardauna" (Development Chief) to accelerate rapid progress and development in Zongo communities in the region.
Mr Edward Danso, Chief Executive Officer, of Leda Systems Limited, Information Technology Consultants, has underscored the need for developing nations to make huge investments in Information Communication Technology (ICT).
The Motor, Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service recorded 4,331 motor accidents from July to September nationwide, that claimed 353 lives and injured 2,579 people.
The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has congratulated the national U-20 side, the Black Satellites on their historic achievement of winning the world championship trophy in Egypt .
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has reactivated the Women’s Wing of the party, in the Upper East Region to enable members to chart a new path for growth.
Nyariga Community, near Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region is estimated to earn about 80,000 dollars annually from the sale of locally woven baskets to the United States.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Ashaiman,Mr Addison Adinortey Numo has reacted to news reports circulated by the operators and managers of public toilets in the Ashaiman Municipality.
A circuit court in Cape Coast, has sentenced a 40-year old farmer, Kobina Ebo from Ajumako-Assasan, to eight years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 13-year-old girl.
The state is sending a police investigator to Ecuador to gather more evidence in connection with the seizure 61 parcels of cocaine in Tema five months ago, an Accra Fast Track High Court has said .
The excited and energetic Black Satellite team and their proud technical team have held a press conference in Accra to interact with the press.
The Minister of Food and Agrivulture, Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi has reiterated government’s resolve to fulfil its pledges on increasing the competitiveness of agriculture through rapid agriculture modernization as a vehicle for improving food security, accelerated real job creation among the youth and increased export earnings.
The Black Satellites victory celebrations , will not end anytime soon, as the team have been scheduled for a series of activities in two phases to mark their victory for Ghana and the whole world.
Two people, Ernestina Peace Acquah, 18, and Yaw Danso, 46, have been remanded into prison custody by a Hohoe Circuit Court for child stealing and defilement respectively.
Of the over 2,000 pupils who sat for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Akuapem North District, only 38 of them scored aggregate six whiles four schools in the Okere constituency scored zero percent.
Government is to increase budgetary allocation for the Youth In Agriculture programme by 500 per cent, raising the amount from GHc10 million in 2009 to GHc 60 million nextyear.
Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, has said job creation, empowerment, education and health towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, were high on government’s "Better Ghana Agenda."
Mr. Iddi Abubakari, Senior Programmes Manager, ActionAid Ghana, has raised concerns about the high inequalities and discriminations against, women especially the rural ones despite the interventions.
After several attempts to get District Chief Executive prove unsuccessful, the Ketu North District Assembly last Thursday overwhelmingly approved Mr Claver Kofi Lawson, 42, as the District Chief Executive.
Parliament will soon come out with Public Service Liability Bill to make public office holders who misconduct themselves accountable for their deeds.
The Belgian government has embarked on a 5.1 million-euro upgrading project to modernise laboratories and train clinical technicians in 46 hospitals.
Volta Regional Police Commander, Mr David Ampah-Bennin, has observed that comradeship among personnel of the various arms of the security services would form an unbreakable bastion against all forms of criminal activity in the country.
Out of 400 pupils who took part in the 2009 BECE in the Chereponi District, only 33 of them had placement into Senior High Schools, due to abysmal performance in the district this year.
Agricultural Mechanization Centres are to be established in all 170 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the country to make tractor services accessible to farmers.
A multi-million dollar fertilizer plant is in the offing in the Keta Municipality, Mr Sylvester Tornyeava, Keta Municipal Chief Executive, has said.
The Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Joseph Amenorwode, has appealed to communities to use festivals in mobilizing both human and material resources for development.
The Upper West Regional Minister has entreated managers and staff
of the National Health Insurance Scheme to be disciplined and work hard to make government achieve its dream of making the National Health Insurance premium a "one touch" payment for its clients to
enjoy quality healthcare delivery.
The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has inspected the on-going water rehabilitation and expansion works designed to increase daily water supply to the Kumasi Metropolis from 21 to 27 million gallons.
The Metro Mass Transit Limited, is to introduce a service called "Weekend Drive" to support government’s quest of encouraging the growth of domestic tourism and making it the number one foreign income earner.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, has re-affirmed the determination of the mining sector to ensure best practices to enhance its contribution to the growth of the national economy.
Six new ambassadors and high commissioners have received their letters of credence from President John Evans Atta Mills to represent Ghana in different countries with a reminder to continue to seek the national interest and economic diplomacy in their countries of assignment.
A circuit court judge in Sunyani, Justice Frank Gbedey,has called on media personnel not to allow themselves to be swayed by politicians for their personal ambitions.
Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Joseph Henry Smith (rtd), called on member countries of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to support its Secretariat in handling security issues in the West African sub-region.
The Bolgatanga Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has elected executives to run the affairs of the Party for a term of two years.
Ghana is to host the fourth General Assembly meeting of Social Watch, an umbrella body for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), from 60 countries, to deliberate over global issues including Social Watch 2009 Report released about a fortnight ago.
Vehicle owners, commercial drivers and their mates in Hohoe and Kpando have appealed to government to review motor insurance policies that excluded them from receiving claims after accidents.
The Ghana Developing Communities Associations (GDCA), a local non-governmental organisation, has been sensitizing some communities in the Tamale metropolis about their civic rights and responsibilities to be able to demand their share of government development projects.
Reverend Father Thaddeus Kuusah Chairman of Northern Regional Peace Advisory Council (NORPAC), has commended residents of the region for continuously maintaining peace in the area despite minor misunderstandings among some people.
The District Wide Assistance Project (DWAP), a CIDA supported Programme has released GH¢190,000.00 to the East Mamprusi District Assembly for the construction of a number of projects.
The chiefs and people of Nungua have initiated four development programmes to give the municipality a face-lift.
A Food Rights Policy Advisor for, Ghana, Nii Naaku Mensah, has called for the formulation of fair, friendly and favourable policies for women to live economically dignified lives.
PSC Tema Shipyard is the latest divested company embroiled in alleged irregularities following its divestiture since 1997. Irregularities have been identified through its divestiture and operations over the years.
Cocoa smuggling to neighbouringis being aided by some customs officials, Nana Asoma Gyan, Chief Farmer of Debiso B Cocoa District in the , has alleged.
The Ministry of Roads and Highways has embarked on a nationwide programme to rehabilitate all bad roads in the country. The Sector Minister, Joe Gidisu who disclosed this said government intends to bring good roads to all parts of the country.
The International Central Gospel Church Monday reiterated its pledge to spiritual and social transformation of people at the individual, personal, community and national levels.
Candles, torch lights, rechargeable lamps and mobile telephones served as alternative energy sources at the Tarkwa and Effia Nkwanta Hospitals in the western region on Sunday.
Two persons are suspected to have died in a pit in an attempt to rescue a dog that had fallen into it at Akrodie in Asunafo North Municipality.
Four people, including a woman, who severely assaulted teachers at Kofi Pare Roman Catholic Junior High School, near Suhum, without any provocation have been arrested and placed in police custody at Suhum.
Feuding factions of the(NPP) in the Asante-Bekwai constituency have smoked the peace-pipe and vowed to push forward in unity.
The Deputy Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Dr Omane Boamah has urged mining companies to operate strictly in conformity with rules on environmental safety.
Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL)has expressed regret over the Saturday 10th October 2009 cyanide spillage at its Ahafo Mine and said it would review its operating procedures to prevent a recurrence.
The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has said it is being alleged that some chiefs in the Region are in collaboration with illegal miners who are encroaching on mining concessions and causing environmental degradation.
The Member of Parliament for Asunafo North in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Hon. Robert Sarfo-Mensah has cautioned media practitioners against operating as propagandists for public officials.
The Western Regional Minister, Hon Paul E. Aidoo has said clothing to be distributed under the free school uniform project, must be sewn locally to boost the confidence and capacity of the country’s Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs).
The Member of Parliament for Ellembelle and Deputy Energy Minister, Hon. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah has appealed to the chiefs and people of Ellembelle to unite and fight for development of their area.
The newly appointed municipal and district coordinators of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), in the nine districts of the Upper East Region have been advised to carry out their duty with diligence to avoid being fired.
The global population is expected to reach seven billion in 2011, according to the Population Reference Bureau’s [PRB] 2009 World Population Data Sheet
The Ministry of Roads and Highways is to terminate the contracts on non-performing projects as an intervention to address the numerous challenges facing the sector.
Communities in Anyako and its surroundings in the Keta Municipality are faced with acute water shortage over the past year following the collapse of the pumping machine that supplies the area.
The Information and Resource Coordinator of the Parliamentary Centre, a non-governmental organization (NGO), Alhaji Fuseini Adams, has underscored the watchdog roles of Members of Parliament (MPs) and journalists saying this could bring about transparency and accountability in the industry.
Deputy General Secretary of the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), Mr Edward Kareweh, has called on government to reassess the export-led development strategy to make it more effective for accelerated development.
Three agricultural institutions, the Savana Agricultural Research Institution (SARI), Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture(MOFA) have teamed up to improve soil fertility in thethree Northern Regions to boost agricultural productivity.
The first consultation process for the acceleration of decentralisation in Ghana after twenty years has been held in Cape Coast in the Central Region.
The Chereponi District Assembly has expressed dissatisfaction in works executed in the district and was seeking expert advice for the termination of some of the contracts.
WACAM, a human rights and mining advocacy nongovernmental organisation, has commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for boldly stating that the cyanide spillage at the Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) Ahafo Mine was caused through negligence.
The Volta Regional Branch of the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) has commemorated its 50th milestone at Hohoe with a call on the government to ratify the International Labour Conventions on the Termination of Employment; Health and Safety in Agriculture; and Maternity Protection.
Ten Mutual Health Insurance Schemes (MHIS) in the Ashanti Region are indebted to the Kwadaso Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Hospital in Kumasi to the tune of GH¢ 830,000.
The Commissioner for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr Emile Francis Short, says despite constitutional guarantees of the right to industrial action, workers in essential services such as health are not permitted by law to do so.
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has given a two-week ultimatum to all persons in possession of illegal weapons in the Kumasi Metropolis to hand them in.
The Amakom Grace Baptist Church has, under an Education Fund it set up a decade ago, supported 200 students with grants totalling GH¢ 22,742.
The Atwima-Mponua District Assembly is to provide employable skills training for physically challenged persons, to promote economic activities in the area.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Accra is on fire, ghanadistricts.com understands.
A Sunyani-based building contractor, has called for the immediate intervention of the government to end the harassment of contractors by banking institutions.
The management of Zain Telecommunication Ghana, has launched a promotion called "Happy Day" to reward its subscribers for their loyalty since its operations about a year ago.
The Mayor of Accra, Mr Alfred Vanderpuije expressed regret at the recent spate of fire outbreaks in the capital and stressed the need for the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to be well equiped to stand the test of time.
The Police at Tafo in Kumasi have seized four fertilizer-bag-loads of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, concealed in a Nissan Urvan mini-bus with registration number AS 794 Z.
A Philanthropist, Mr Maurice Brown, in conjunction with Reverend Father Samuel Atinga, a Lecturer at St. Victor’s Major Seminary in Tamale, have donated 100 dual desks worth 4,000 Ghana Cedis to the Maurice Brown Primary School in Zuarungu.
Stakeholders in the cocoa industry world-wide attending the Seventh Regional Executive meeting on cocoa, visited two cocoa farms at Tontro in East Akyem District of theEastern Region.
The Mamponse Community Upgrading and Chemu Storm Drainage Project, under the Second Urban Evironmental Sanitation Initiative, took off on Wednesday when President John Evans Atta Mills cut the sod for the 25 million-euro facility to be executed within two years.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates have been advised to vote for people who are capable of re-energizing and reinvigorating the party to victory in the 2012 elections.
The Ghana Oil Plantation Development Company (GOPDC), has pledged its commitment to assist in the development of communities within its operational area.
The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe has lauded the decent work programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and said it must be promoted to ensure that all Ghanaians found decent jobs free from exploitation and harmful working conditions.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has been asked to reallocate about 800 deserted stalls at the Kantamanto Market in the central business area of Accra.
Daniel Ayirebi, a 25-year-old barber, has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment by the Juaso Circuit Court for licking the private part of four-year-old girl at Jamasi in the Asante Akim South District.
Participants at the regional consultation forum for the decentralization review in Ho, have proposed the nominations of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives by the president for possible election by the local assemblies.
Offending children in the Northern Region are being kept in adult prisons because an arrangement that once kept them apart has collapsed.
Dr Raymond Atugubah, a lawyer, says the National Health Insurance Scheme risks premature collapse under its current legislative management and administrative structure.
The frequency of snake bites has increased in the Wa East District, raising serious concerns among rural farmers in the area.
Voluntary Service Overseas- Ghana (VSO) in partnership with the Wa Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service is initiating programmes to address challenges confronting quality education in the Municipality.
Three people, have been arrested in connection with Wednesday night’s fire at the Foreign Ministry.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has described the news of the burning down of the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Accra on Wednesday night as "a great shock".
President John Atta Mills has assured workers of the Foreign Affairs Ministry that the government would soon relocate them to an appropriate accommodation so they could continue with their work.
Although the National Youth Employment Programme was envisaged to create an estimated 532,500 jobs between 2006 and 2009 from eight employment modules nationwide, available figures at the end of 2008 showed that only 25 per cent of the target had been met, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Alex Segbefia has said.
An ace musician, Mr. Brice Osei Kufuor popularly known as Obuor, in collaboration with the Ghana Read Wide and Youth Icon Ghana, have begun building a community library complex at Zorko in the Bongo District.
The Western Regional Director of Health Services, Doctor Linda Vanotoo has attributed the upsurge in diseases to poor and unwholesome eating habits among Ghanaians.
Three hundred and forty-two bags of maize meant for the 2007 flood victims in the Kassena Nankana District of the Upper East Region, have gone bad.
The Assemblyman for Forikrom in the Techiman Municipality, Mr. James Kwabena Osei has decried the deplorable state of the Fiaso-Bonse-Adja road.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Manager, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Mr. Foster Agyei-Korang has appealed to operators in the region to ensure regular and prompt monthly payment of monies due to client service providers for efficient and reliable performance.
A Sunyani-based building contractor has called for the immediate intervention of the government to end the harassment of contractors by banking institutions.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo has stated that in spite of the numerous successes that the region had chalked during its 50 years in existence, it still faced challenges in the delivery of education, environmental sanitation and housing for the people.
The Brong-Ahafo Deputy Regional Director of Public Health, Dr. Emmanuel Kojo Tinkorang has cautioned the general public against the use of herbal drugs not approved by the Ghana Food and Drugs Board.
A Philanthropist, Mr Maurice Brown in conjunction with Reverend Father Samuel Atinga, a Lecturer at St. Victor’s Major Seminary in Tamale, have donated 100 dual desks worth 4,000 Ghana Cedis to the Maurice Brown Primary School in Zuarungu.
The Police at Bibiani are investigating the mysterious death of an unidentified man at Sefwi-Anhwiaso in the Western Region.
Legal Director of the National Insurance Commission (NIC), Mrs Emma Ocran, has said her institution would from next year be tough on defaulting owners of commercial buildings who flouted laws on insurance policies.
Kofi Edzen, owner and operator of the boat that had the accident last Monday on the Volta Lake, has been remanded into prison custody by a Kpando Magistrate court on a provisional charge of negligently causing harm.
The Ghana Education Service has expressed worry about the increasing rate at which school lands were being taken over by estate developers and called on traditional rulers and other stakeholders to help address the problem.
A team of medical specialists from the Children’s Hospital, Boston, in
the United States in collaboration with their counterparts at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has performed open heart surgeries on 14 children suffering from heart diseases.
The Nadowli District Assembly has initiated an interactive forum with stakeholders in the construction industry and other development partners aimed to address the challenges confronting the development of the district.
Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Lands, Forestry and Natural Resources and MP for Nkwanta South, Mr. Gershon Kofi Bediako Gbadiame, has called for the introduction of stiffer punishment for illegal chainsaw operators as their activities were creating dangerous environmental problems in the country.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) and the German Technical Co-operation Agency (GTZ) have handed over a rehabilitated dam to three communities in the Tamale Metropolis.
Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, has stated that in spite of the numerous successes that the region had chalked during its 50 years in existence, it still faced challenges in the delivery of education, environmental sanitation and housing for the people.
The intermittent shortage of petrol that hit the Upper West Region in the past one week has so far shown no sign of abating.
Participants attending the African Health Insurance Workshop in Accra have called on governments on the continent to emulate the health insurance modules being implemented in Ghana and Rwanda to improve on health care delivery.
The Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), has advised the electronic media to be circumspect in handling legal, constitutional and court issues on their programmes.
Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd) has cut the sod for work to begin on a 54-room complex for junior ranks of the Ghana Air Force (GAF).
Juaben Rural Bank, has donated office equipment, furniture and ceiling fans valued at more than GH¢1,000 to Police at Kumasi Zongo.
Two people lost their lives on Friday morning, when a Hyundai Mini bus on which they were travelling from Kpeve in the South Dayi District to Hohoe veered off the road and somersaulted between Koloenu and Golokwati.
Dr Komla Dzisi, Rector of Ho Polytechnic, has said the educational institution was opening windows of opportunity for academic and professional progression for its students.
Journalism students have been called upon to be agents of change, to ensure the sustainable development of the nation.
Mr. Clement Akugre Atia, Bongo District Chief Executive (DCE), has identified smuggling as a major cause of fuel shortage, especially petrol in the Upper East Region.
Panic has gripped residents of Seth Okai, near Nsaba in the Agona East District of the Central Region, following the looting of the grave of one Kwesi Matrifi, who was buried one and half months ago.
An official of Action Aid, a non-governmental organisation, has appealed to journalists at a workshop in the Upper East Region to report on development issues to promote its development.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has officially launched the Ghana Federation of Agricultural Producers (GFAP).
Ms. Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology on has urged the governing board of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to evolve strategies to generate more funds towards research activities.
Tullow Ghana Limited and the Ghana Navy will collaborate to promote the appropriate maritime environment conducive to the peaceful and profitable development of Ghana’s petrochemical endowment.
The Tema District Council of Labour, the umbrella group of labour organisations in Tema under the Trades Union Congress (TUC), has petitioned the President, to ensure the supply of crude oil to the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).
The Ghana Education Service Cooperative Credit Union raked in GH¢ 254,336 in 2008 as against a low of GH¢ 178,500 made in 2007, Mr. Thomas Mensah, Chairman of the Union, said on Friday.
21st century world.for Empowerment at Ibis, Mr. Zakaria Sulemana, says knowledge acquired solely through classroom work is not enough to secure success for students especially, the girl child in the
Fire has razed to the ground several structures at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
Government is aware of the fact that its performance would be judged by the improvement in the living standards of the people, President John Evans Atta Mills said on Friday.
, Dr Kwabena Duffuor says Ghana’s economy is able to withstand the impact of the , mainly due to the strong performance of cocoa and gold exports.
The Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) in collaboration with International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), is testing millet genotypes in the Upper West Region.
Dean of the School of Medical Sciences (SMS) at the(KNUST), Professor Kwabena Danso, has called on government to expand academic facilities at the country’s medical schools.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and philanthropists have been asked to assist in the reconstruction of Atiabisi Primary District Assembly School that collapsed as a result of heavy rains.
The District Chief Executive of Tano North, Hon. Dominic Owusu-Amoako has called on assembly members to take measures to help step up revenue mobilization in the district.
The Omanhene of Gwira Traditional Area, Awulae Angama Tu-Agyan II has called for the expansion of the University of Mines (UMaT), Tarkwa in the Western Region.
A circuit court at Goaso has sentenced 34-year-old Moses Kwabena Agyei to 10 years imprisonment for dealing in Indian hemp.
Zain Communications Network has donated a large quantity of exercise books and other teaching materials valued at several millions of Ghana Cedis to the Lamboya Primary Model School in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region.
Ghana Education Service Cooperative Credit Union (GESRO) raked in 254,336 Ghana Cedis in 2008 as against a low of 178,500 Ghana Cedis made in 2007, the Chairman of the Union, Mr. Thomas Mensah has indicated.
A retired police officer has advised Bimobas resident in Techiman Municipality in Brong Ahafo to respect and obey the area’s traditional rules and regulations and to contribute positively to its development.
Cocoa smuggling to neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire is being aided by some customs officials, Nana Asoma Gyan, Chief Farmer of Debiso, a Cocoa District in the Western Region, has alleged.
A group of New Patriotic Party (NPP) activists at Nyamebekyere and Tinkong, near Koforidua, have appealed to the Eastern Regional Secretariat of the party to investigate the recent selection of polling station chairmen for the area towards the holding of an open and fair election for the positions.
The Deputy Minister of Transport, Mrs Dzifa Attivor, has charged the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF), to extend its educational and personal development programmes to haulage drivers to help minimize carnage on the country’s roads.
As part of its social responsibility, the Love Community Chapel on Sunday inaugurated a hospital to serve the people of Bubiashie where the mission is located.
Alhaji Sulley Iddrisu-Sika, an 80-year old Muslim leader, was on Sunday outdoored as the new Chief Imam of the Tema Metropolis.
The Mfantseman Municipal Assembly has launched a Disaster Fund to mobilize resources for awareness creation and management of disasters in the Municipality.
Mr. Mohammed Ackonu, Headmaster of Ahmadiyya Senior High School at Gomoa Potsin, has called on the Gomoa East District Assembly to enforce laws on bush-burning to save life and property during the harmattan season.
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, has commended the All Nations University College (ANUC) in Koforidua, for establishing a Women’s Development Centre (WDC) to give free education to women who for some reasons could not have access to education.
Ghanaians have been urged not to condemn the Computer Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) introduced in 2005 to replace the manual selection of candidates into Senior High Schools.
The Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC), based at Kwae in the Kwaebibirem District, is releasing GH¢ 7,500 to Kusi where it has a plantation.
The Western Regional Police Command has started investigations into an armed robbery case involving 9.5 kilograms of gold valued 266,000 dollars from the cold room of Sankofa Gold at Prestea.
Mr Seth Adjei-Baah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkawkaw, has assured people in the constituency that he would mobilize resources to finance development projects to improve their living standards.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has augurated an eight - member committee of enquiry to investigate into the fire outbreak at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs last Wednesday, October 21, at the Osu Castle.
A super jumbo tanker carrying 997,000 barrels of crude oil to be discharged to the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) arrived in Ghanaian waters from Nigeria on Sunday evening.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration would operate temporarily from the Accra International Conference Centre, from Monday, October 26, due to the fire out break that damaged its premises.
President John Evans Atta Mills, on Monday appointed new members of boards and councils in consultation with the Council of State.
The Upper East Regional House of Chiefs, has been advised to generate documentation on ascension to the various skins in the region to help end chieftaincy disputes and litigations.
The Upper East Regional House of Chiefs, has been advised to generate documentation on ascension to the various skins in the region to help end chieftaincy disputes and litigations.
Bulldozers Monday pulled down structures which had been illegally erected along rail lines and other routes near the Graphic Road as the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) effected its long-planned demolition exercise.
A man said to be a popular Togolese pastor wanted by the International Police Organisation (Interpol) for a four million CFA Franc fraud was arrested at Dzodze.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has sent a congratulatory message to Peter Cardinal Turkson on his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI as President of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace.
The head of the Laser and Optic Fibre Centre (LAFOC) at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Professor Paul Kinsley Buah-Bassuah has called on African governments to invest in advanced research to enable their scientists play a leading role in the "new frontiers of science".
A Sekondi District Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Mark Coffie, a 23-year old unemployed, to 18 months imprisonment in hard labour for stealing building materials belonging to the Sekondi Methodist Church.
The newly elected executives of the Ho-Central constituency branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have pledged to further improve on its dominant position in the constituency during the 2012 elections.
The Chief of Sreso-Timpom in the Atwima-Mponua District, Nana Frimpong Manso III, has appealed to the District Assembly to refurbish the Yaa Asantewaa Museum to boost its tourist attraction.
Mr. Joseph K. Onyinah, Ashanti Regional Director of Education, has stressed the need to ensure that increased school enrolment correspond with improved infrastructure and adequate numbers of trained teachers.
The Ghana Navy has appealed for the upgrading of its fleet of combat ships and patrol boats for effective protection of the country’s territorial waters.
As if to sound a warning to the House and Members of Parliament (MP) that the Third Meeting of Parliament for the year, would be serious business with punctuality, the Speaker, Justice Joyce Bamford-Addo, entered the chamber at 10.06 hours.
A Timber monitoring task force made up of the military, police and officials of the Forestry Commission on Tuesday arrested two chainsaw operators for illegally operating in a forest reserve for the past six months.
The Upper East Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Ghana Environmental Management Project (GEMP) has established District Environmental Management Committees (DEMCs) in the region’s nine districts to monitor, coordinate the protection and general enhancement activities on the environment.
Animal traction has been identified as the ideal method of tilling land for farming in the three Northern Regions.
Government on Monday, October 26. renewed the curfew imposed on Bawku Municipality, Gushegu and their immediate environs for another.
The Secretary and Public Relations Officer of the Benso, Adum Banso, Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) Smallholders’ Association (BABBSA), Mr Fiifi Ampong has appealed to the government to establish a board to fix the price for palm fruits.
The Sunyani West District Assembly is functionally vibrant with sound and open financial administration, the District Coordinating Director, Mr. John Kofi Adomako has said.
The Rector of Sunyani Polytechnic, Professor Kwasi Nsiah-Gyabaah has warned polytechnic students against "ponding" of fresh students to welcome them on to the campus.
The maiden consultation meeting on human resources for health in Africa has opened in Accra with the call on participants to co-ordinate their efforts to improve on the deplorable health workforce situation, which has become a threat to global health.
Ghana is set to witness another hike in petroleum prices from November 1, the acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Alex Kofi Mould has revealed.
Some former District Chief Executives (DCEs), who testified at the Ghana@50 Commission of Inquiry , debunked the allegations of irregularities levelled against them by their subordinates.
Dr Samuel Kwashie, Acting Central Regional Director of Health Services, has said the directorate would ensure that disciplined, high performing and committed nurses were produced from the various health training institutions in the region to enhance health care delivery.
Government will soon commence work on the Accra Plains Irrigation Project, to cultivate more than 150,000 hectares of food crop to boost food security and ensure self-sufficiency, Vice President John Dramani Mahama has said.
Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has observed that ineffectiveness of the decentralisation system has led to the emergence of unauthorised structures in the urban centres.
Five institutions have donated cheques totalling GHC 75,000 in support of the on-going celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of Brong-Ahafo Region, at Sunyani.
Vice President John Mahama has assured Ghanaians that the Mills administration will not renegade on the social compact it has with the electorate by sacrificing their welfare on the basis of fiscal and monetary expediency.
Justice Joyce Bamford-Addo, Speaker of Parliament has advised members to eschew partisan politics and other negative tendencies that undermine democracy and good governance in the country.
A Timber monitoring task force made up of the military, police and officials of the Forestry Commission has arrested two chainsaw operators for illegally operating in a forest reserve for the past six months.
Mr Sylvester Mensah, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority, has entreated the Ashiedu Keteke community to show interest in the sustainability of their mutual health insurance scheme.
Politicians, including ministers of State, are expected to park their private vehicles on Wednesday, 28th October, and use commercial vehicles in commemoration of the first ever public transport day celebration in Ghana.
An Ashaiman resident who thought he could ‘get rich quick’ by sending photographs of himself and a lady having sexual intercourse to a buyer in Germany through the internet, has found himself in the grips of the law.
President John Evans Atta Mills, has lauded the immense contributions of traditional authorities to national development and restated Government’s readiness for closer collaboration with them to better the lot of Ghanaians.
The University of Ghana, Legon, Campus Ministry of the Great Commission Church International has donated clothing and medical equipment worth 1,000 Ghana cedis to the Legon Hospital.
The President of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Education, Winneba, Mr Saeed Abdul-Faruk has asked students leaders to desist from unacceptable behaviours such as hooliganism and rioting, which he said were out of contest.
A 45-year-old farmer, Katrine Abban, who allegedly assaulted a 71-year-old farmer resulting in her death later was on Monday remanded in prison custody at the Sekondi female prison by a magistrate’s court at Cape Coast.
The Minister of localGovernment, Rural Development, Hon. Joseph Yieleh Chire, has revealed government’s intention to abolish the Member of Parliaments (MPs) Common Fund to enable development to thrive in the district assemblies.
The Archbishop Andoh Education Endowment Fund (AAEEF) has awarded bursaries and scholarships valued at GH¢15,000 to 63 students selected from Catholic schools in the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Accra for the 2009/2010 academic.
The DCE for West Gonja District Assembly Hon. Adam Mutawakilu has called on stakeholders in education to renew their commitment towards the improvement of education in the district.
The Member of Parliament for Damongo Daboya Constituency, Hon. Sammy B. Wuash has donated roofing sheets for the construction of Canteen Primary School which was reeped off by rain storm.
A tourist Receptive Center had been commissioned at Daboya in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region.
Nkoranza Traditional Council has held a meeting with headmasters of junior high schools in the Nkoranza South District to find a solution to the downward trend of education in the area.
A circuit court in Goaso has sentenced a 47-year-old teacher to 10 years in jail for attempting to kill his wife.
The Youth for Action Ghana (YAG), youth activist group dedicated to the promotion of human rights, protection of the environment and inculcation of patriotism, has condemned Newmont Ahafo Mine for the recent cyanide spillage.
The Dormaa Municipal Assembly in Brong-Ahafo bagged GHC 131,250.58 at the end of September, representing 48.82 percent of the 2009 internally generated revenue target of GHC 266,785.12.
The Western Regional Health Directorate has taken delivery of over 400 Nanfang motorbikes for outreach programmes in all the 17 districts in the region, the Regional Health Motorbike Training Coordinator, Mr Edwin Kunbatazie has said indicated.
Zoomlion would soon recycle waste it collects through compositing and other means to reduce the inconveniences and the problems associated with finding safe places to deposit waste.
Two Burkinabe farm labourers, at Assin Juaso in the Central Region, have been arrested by the Police in connection with the death of a -50-year- old woman, Mrs. Salamata Yeboah from Subri in the Nzema-East Municipality.
The Secretary of the Tapa Boat Owners Association, Mr Kaizaro Awoye Morganu has blamed market women whose stores and stalls are being submerged by the rising floods from the Volta Lake for refusing to occupy a new market provided for them at Abotoase.
A 22-year old farmer at Akwakwaa in the Agona East District of the Central Region, Kwame Amoah, who killed his brother in a bush on Saturday, Oct. 24 has surrendered himself to the Mankrong-Junction Police.
Government is to set-up a technical committee to begin preparatory works on the creation of a new administrative entity, out of the Northern Region, Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced.
Dr Francis K.E. Nunoo, Head of Department of Oceanography and Fisheries at the University of Ghana, has called on Ghanaians to change their negative attitude towards the environment as the country joins the global fight against climate change.
This year’s minor raining season is coming to an end as the moisture in the atmosphere is thinning out gradually, a meteorologist has said.
Mr Samuel Asamoah, Kwahu East District Chief Executive, has said development projects in all the communities would be fairly distributed irrespective of political affiliation to enhance the development of the citizenry.
Participants at the decentralization review of the local assembly system in the Western region have called for a comprehensive reform to make the District Assemblies independent.
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh has implored players in the National Association of Local Government Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) to initiate steps to maintain high standard of local governance and service delivery in order to promote the development of the decentralization concept and practice.
Presiding and Assembly Members would by the end of November 2009, be provided with motorbikes to help facilitate their works in their various areas.
The District Chief Executive for Gomoa West in the Central Region, Hon. Aidoo Mensah has won a landslide election to lead the newly elected executives to steer the affairs of the National Association of Local Government Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) for the next two years.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed regret and sadness at the attack on a United Nations Guest House in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed 12 people, including a Ghanaian Field Officer.
Mr Peter Simon Asirifi, East Akyem Municipal Chief Executive, has inaugurated a 10-seat KVIP toilet estimated at GHC 10,000 for the people of Wirenkyiren-Amanfrom.
A non-governmental organization, CLEEN Foundation, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), has paid a day’s visit to 10 police stations in the Adenta area.
Lack of vehicle for site visits and blood donation campaigns is a major difficulty facing the Volta Regional Hospital Blood Bank.
Participants at a tax education forum in Kumasi have complained about high import duties on vehicles that makes it difficult to clear them at the ports.
The following are the average inter-bank exchange rate of the dollar and derived rates for the major currencies against the cedi as issued by the Ghana Association of Bankers on, October 30, 2009.
Business activities in Agona Swedru, in the Agona West Municipality has resumed after it was halted last Monday following a strike action by taxi drivers and after the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Jacob Felix Obeng-Forson, had assured them that their grievances would be addressed.
The Inspector General of Police, Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, has cautioned police personnel to be wary of stepping on the fundamental human rights of the populas.
Mr. John Ferguson Dzineku, the Upper West Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Union (MTTU), has expressed concern about the spate of fatal accidents involving motor bikes in the Wa Municiaplity.
Boi Issah Quartey, a 30-year-old man, described as a land guard, has been arrested for possessing an identity card bearing the name of Arafat Quaye, a worker at the Office of the President.
A GH¢170,000 school block built for the Jacobu Methodist Junior High School (JHS) in the Amansie Central District by Mr and Prof (Mrs) Mensah Bonsu, Advertising Consultants, has en inaugurated.
The Deputy Minister of the Interior, Dr Kwasi Apea-Kubi, has announced that a cabinet memo on the Convention on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) is ready for consideration.
The National Identification Authority (NIA) would start mass registration exercise in the Greater Accra Region in November.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has announced a five per cent increase in fuel prices which takes effect on Saturday.
The Voices of Tomorrow’s Leaders Foundation, has commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its directive to the Golden Star Resources Bogoso Prestea Limited to ensure the backfilling of the Plan North Pit.
The Bolgatanga Circuit Court, presided over by Justice William Boampong has sentenced two people to seven years imprisonment each with hard labour for stealing from a contractor, Mr. Hakeem Dawuda.
The Ghana Nuts Limited, an agro-processing company in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region, has presented a Mercedes Benz Sprinter 312D Ambulance valued at 27,000 US dollars to the Chiraa Health Centre in the Sunyani West District.
The Goaso Magistrate Court has remanded into prison custody a 38-year-old farmer for allegedly shooting to death his brother at Santaso, near Kassapin in Asunafo North Municipality.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has said the implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy in January 2010 was not negotiable and organised labour would do everything within its powers to bring it on board.
The Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG, Right Reverend Dr Yaw Frimpong-Manso, has said that the body had no law enforcement mandate over churches and their agents in the country.
Ghana Nuts Limited (GNL), a private agro-processing company based in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region, has taken delivery of three combine harvesters to encourage about 6,000 soya bean outgrowers in the Brong Ahafo and Northern regions to increase their production.