Carter Centre in collaboration with the Sahara Group has provided a borehole for the people of Suronuase in the Kintampo Municipal as part of its social responsibility to provide portable drinking water.
The Member of Parliament for Oforikrom, Ms Elizabeth Agyeman, has called on government and all stakeholders to do more in improving maternal health.
The Government Statistician, Dr Grace Bediako has assured members of the general public who have not yet been counted that they would surely be covered to ensure a complete and successful census.
Mr Seth Agyei-Baah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkawkaw, on Friday called on Muslims to bury their political differences, unite and mobilize resources for development.
Licensed chemical and pharmacy shops in Begoro and its environs in the Eastern Region have been asked to increase their stock of condoms and contraceptives during this year’s Odwira festival in Begoro.
The Golden Star Wassa Limited, a gold mining company has handed over a 16-seater public place of convenience built at the cost of 81,000 US dollars to the Mpohor Community at Mpohor Wassa District in the Western Region.
The Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Joe Gidisu has cut the sod for the commencement of work on the re-surfacing of two kilometers of roads at Yeji.
The President, John Evans Atta Mills has expressed amazement and strong worry about what he sees as a deepening culture of insults that has tainted Ghanaian politics to the detriment of national development.
The new Presidential Jet ‘Falcon 900EX Easy Aircraft’ yesterday, September 30, 2010, touched down at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) at exactly 5pm.
The 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC) in the entire Northern Region has grinded to a halt because copies of “PHC1A” questionnaire has run short of supply.
A Tarkwa Circuit Court has sentenced a 33-year-old galamsey operator, Kofi Iddrisu, alias Lucky Dube to 10 years imprisonment for possession of Indian hemp.
Students of the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS), are heavily exploited by inconsiderate local landlords, the Dean of the campus, Reverend Professor Abraham Berinyuu has said.
The Tema Mantse, Osongaa Nii Adjei Kraku II, has led a delegation from the Tema Traditional Council (TTC) to Midland International (Ghana) Limited, an alcohol storage warehouse around the Tema Port, to empathise with its Management workers for losing four workers to fire.
The Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional area, Bonaba Baba Salifu Alemyaarum and Sapad Naab David Dong, Chief of Kongo in the Talensi-Nabdam District have pledged support for women aspiring to stand in the forthcoming district level assembly election to ensure women occupied 50 per cent of the assembly seats.
PAMOJA, a coalition of 28 non-governmental organisations with similar objectives has, in collaboration with ACTIONAID Ghana, organised a forum at Dormaa-Ahenkro to mark International literacy Day under the theme “International Vulnerable Groups with Literacy”.
At least seven people have been killed in explosions in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, marring celebrations to mark 50 years since independence from the UK.
A retired health practitioner and member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr (Mrs) Maude Engmann has cautioned the nation about the powerful and dreadful situation of drug abuse which is linked with occultism to commit crime.
Coca-Cola Company would provide jobs for five million women entrepreneurs throughout Coca-Cola’s global business system by 2020, Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has pledged at a plenary session of Clinton Global Initiative.
The Executive Director of the MTN Ghana Foundation, Mrs Mawuena Trebarh has said that the body would sign a three-year contract with the Ministry of Education (MOE) beginning next year, to support the National Best Teacher Awards.
Takoradi Polytechnic is collaborating with the Aircraft Maintenance Training Institute and Afrimeric Engineering International Cincinnati, in the US to introduce Aircraft Technician courses by the end of the year.
The Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Vincent Oppong Asamoah has said that the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) policy is capable of reducing the current high illiteracy rate if given the needed impetus.
Contractors working on Senior High School (SHS) classroom blocks in the Eastern Region have assured the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) that they would strive to complete the projects before the end of October this year.
A female ulcer patient who decided to indulge in narcotic drug under the nose of hospital staff of Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Hospital at Kwadaso, Kumasi, has been arrested by the police.
President John Evans Atta Mills has assured cocoa farmers that the government will not abandon the cocoa sector because of the discovery of oil in the country.
President John Evans Atta Mills has returned home from Japan, after a state visit describing the visit as very beneficial to Ghana.
Parliament has been asked to enact a law to prevent pastors from keeping people with HIV/AIDS at prayer camps.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ellembelle, Hon. Daniel K.Eshun, has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), to consider the Nkroful Police station for renovation works and the establishment of a Police Station at Atuabo, to beef up security in the area.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Professor Akwasi Asebere-Ameyaw, has urged the government to provide resources for the total development of the university to train adequate teachers to fill the vacancies in the classrooms.
Residents of Agona Swedru would from next week be able to commute through the town following the completion of one the bridges over River Akora, which collapsed in the June 20, floods.
Mr Adonten Kusi, a 39 year-old carpenter aspiring to contest the Assembly Member position for Ahenboboano Electoral Area in the Sunyani Municipality has said he would ensure that the area enjoyed its fair share of development if voted into power.
Nana Ameyaw Yeboa II, Chief of Sikaa in the Nkoranza North District of Brong Ahafo Region, has appealed to the District Assembly to rehabilitate a 12-kilometre feeder road linking Pinehe- Sikaa- Kranka and Manso.
The Chiefs and people of Dzodze in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region have celebrated Deza (Palm Festival) to mark the importance of palm fruit to their economy.
Over 270 people, mainly the aged in the La Dadekotopon Constituency of the Greater Accra region received free National Health Insurance Identity Cards from their Member of Parliament on Saturday amidst smiles and exclamations of joy.
The Business Advisory Centre in the Asante Akyem South district is assisting the assembly to construct a Bamboo Incumbating outfit.
Maize farmers in the Brong Ahafo Region can now have value for their products following the commissioning of a certified warehouse receipt center at Nkoranza, a farming community in the region.
Reverend Dr. Seth Agidi, Founder of Shepherd’s Centre of Ghana, a faith-based coordinating centre for the aged, has appealed to government to consider the creation of a ministry responsible for the aged.
Three prominent persons have commended the District Chief Executive for Asante Akyem South district, De Graft Fokuo at different events.
Honourable Lawson Kofi Claver, Ketu North District Chief Executive has bemoaned the declining state of unity among the people especially in the Dzodze Traditional Area.
Mr Roy Ayariga, Co-ordinator of the Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) has observed that Ghana has a huge potential to produce and process soya beans for local consumption and export.
President John Atta Mills has directed the Ghana Cocoa Board to process the arrears of the 2009/2010 bonuses of cocoa farmers for the Ministry of Finance to pay in two instalments before December.
Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that the District Chief Executive( DCE) for Bia in the Western Region, Hon. Francis Kottoh is dead.
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is to begin investigations into the cause of an accident involving two airplanes at the Kotoka International Airport ( KIA) last night.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nkoranza- Kwabre Rural Bank, has expressed dismay about the lack of commercial courts to deal with cases of litigation in loan recovery in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The Mayor of Accra, Mr. Alfred Vanderpuije has assured parents and the general public that the few schools that are over crowded as a result of the abolition of the shift system will soon be resolved.
The Ghana Health Service in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development USAID), has organised a three-day training workshop on Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) at Takoradi in the Western Region.
Hajia Marie Issaka, Midwife of the Bongo Health Centre and a member of the Federation of Muslim women in Ghana (FOMWAG) has been named Midwife Champion of the year.
The Takoradi Circuit court has granted Emmanuel Ayah and David Gorman Hammond bail in the sum of GH¢40,000 with two sureties for their alleged involvement in the Juabeso fraud case.
Drama unfolded at the Takoradi Circuit High Court, on Monday, October 3, 2010, when a woman who is about 36 years-old strayed into the courtroom without a mission, hanging a black sack over her shoulder.
The Acting Agona West Municipal Director of Education, Mr Isaac Amonoo has appealed to corporate bodies and non-governmental organisations to assist in rehabilitating the Municipal office of the Ghana Education Service (GES), which was destroyed by flood on June 20.
The Minister of Information and Member of Parliament for Talensi-Nabdam, Hon. John Akologu Tia has presented relief items to bereaved families and over 200 farmers who lost their farms and settlements as a result of the floods in the Talensi-Nabdam Constituency.
The Russian government has indicated its preparedness to make available to Ghana, classified documents on oil and gas reserves in the Volta Basin, if the government officially applies for them.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has made progress in preventing the erection of illegal structures, especially in wrong locations in the metropolis.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Hon. Adamu Daramani who is being held over triple nationality has denied that he was a British citizen and had a British passport.
The National Labour Commission (NLC) has said that the strike action of the University Teacher Association of Ghana (UTAG) was not in conformity with the provisions of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651).
The World Food Programme (WFP) has supported 43,000 children in school with meals and 20,000 mothers with supplementary feeding in the Upper East Region.
The management of Coca-Cola Company, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will soon launch a major safe drinking water and sanitation initiative, at the cost of 1.5 million dollars, to provide improved access to some communities in Ghana.
Dr George Afeti, Chief Inspector of Schools, Ministry of Education, has said polytechnics should not be conceived as preparatory grounds for university education.
The Koforidua Polytechnic has admitted 2,026 students for the 2010/2011 academic year to pursue courses in Higher National Diploma in Technicians and Craft courses.
The Ghana National Commission on Small Arms on Friday destroyed 1,500 pieces of locally produced fire arms seized from people who possessed them illegally in various parts of the country.
Twenty Medical Students from the Regency University in Germany have donated medical equipment valued at 20,000 Euros to the staff and management of the Kumasi South Hospital, at a ceremony in
Iddrisu Mutawakil, a volunteer teacher and former attendant at the Gbewaa Palace, has mentioned the names of three people who allegedly played roles in the murder of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II, the Overlord of Dagbon.
Government has been asked to adopt and implement modern policies and programmes to help improve upon the current 34 per cent contribution of agriculture to Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Daasebre Professor Oti Boateng, Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Area, has called for the setting up of a special fund backed by law for conducting future census in the country.
The Eastern Regional Minister, has warned officials of the Ghana Education Service and the district assemblies against the hording of exercise books meant to be distributed free of charge to basic schools in the area.
Ms Beatrice Bernice Boateng, Member of Parliament (MP) for New Juaben South, has urged teachers not to lose confidence in their profession due to low remuneration.
Mr Abu Iddrisu, Northern Regional Director of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has called on lawyers to specialise in environmental law to make them versatile with issues relating to the environment.
Valley View University (VVU) has set up Curriculum Development Committees to structure its curricula for the introduction of courses in the Basic, Mathematical, Humanities and Social sciences.
The Chief Executive of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), has assured workers in the educational sector that work is progressing steadily to resolve the delay in their placement on the Single Spine Salary Structure.
Germany would stand by the promises she made to Ghana in a recent bilateral negotiations on development cooperation, Mr Hans Christian Winkler, Charge d’ Affaires at the German Embassy in Accra, said
Mr Kingsley Akum, a teacher at the Kumasi Technical Institute in the Ashanti Region, has won the 2010 National Best Teacher Award.
Mr Kinsley Ackom of Kumasi Technical Institute has been declared the Best Teacher at the 16th National Best Teacher Awards ceremony at Koforidua in the New Juaben Municipal of the Eastern Region.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has said that although it is not opposed to the rendering of National Service by its members, there is the need for due consultation on the issue.
Three enumerators in the on-going National Population and Housing Census (PHC) in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region, have absconded with GH¢600 and materials for the exercise.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on heads of senior high schools (SHS) to use assembly and entertainment halls as improvised classrooms for first- year students.
Ghana Education Trust fund (GETfund), under the “schools under tree” project is providing six classroom blocks for various schools in the Ketu North District.
The Presiding Member of Nkoranza South District Assembly, Mr Isaac Asirifi-Kudom has urged the electorate to vote for persons who are experienced and competent to serve the people at the District Assembly and Unit Committee levels.
Mr. Aaron S. Williams, Director of the United States Peace Corps International, has inaugurated a tree planting project to facilitate the restoration of wetland at Atiavi in the Volta Region.
Mining companies in the country are said to be faced with high demand for employment by unskilled youths especially from the
Ghana will have a second oil rig nicknamed “Millennium” by December this year at the Jubilee Oil Fields at West Cape Three Points in the Western Region.
The government has bagged more than $14 million as non-tax revenue in three months from the implementation of the International Call Gateway Monitoring Project to block the use of fraudulent means by telecom operators to deny the state of needed revenue.
A stakeholders meeting on the final selection of lowlands for the Rice Sector Support Project (RSSP) has taken place in Yendi in the Northern Region.
Findings by the Ho Municipal Education Directorate, has revealed that many parents whose children are in low academic performing schools in the municipality do not provide breakfast for their children.
The Builsa District Directorate of Education has distributed 8,000 school uniforms and 49,000 exercise books to schools in the District, whiles another 175,000 books were expected to be received from Accra.
The Nkoranza South District Oversight Committee of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Governing Council, has identified corruption and teenage pregnancy as major challenges militating against the development of the area.
The police have arrested Musah Issaka, a 31-year old man, his brother, Alhaji Ali Adam, 50 and Ibrahim Mohammed, 35, in connection with last Sunday’s shooting incident in Bawku.
The Upper East Regional Police Taskforce has impounded four articulated trucks, in Bolgatanga, which were overloaded with salt and sugar meant for Burkina Faso.
The centenary celebration of Mr William Ofori Atta, a founding member of Ghana (Big Six), was officially launched in Accra on Tuesday to play up his mentorship, service and Christian life.
The Chaiman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Afari Gyan has announced December 28, 2010 as the new date for the District
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), on Tuesday donated educational materials to 50 needy pupils to motivate them to remain in school.
Mrs Irene Duncan Adanusa, General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has indicated that education is the soul of every developed nation with the teacher as the agent of recovery.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), on Tuesday organised fun games at the Koforidua Secondary Technical School Park in commemoration of this year’s World Teachers Day celebrations.
Authorities of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi say the strike action embarked upon by junior nurses has not in anyway affected the operations of the hospital.
The Ashanti Regional Women’s Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has declared its support for the former Minister of Youth and Sports, Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak.
Two Enumerators of the ongoing 2010 Population and Housing Census at Lawra in the Upper West Region have been dismissed for alleged drunkenness.
Mr Emmanuel Asamoah Owusu-Ansah, Member of Parliament for Kwabre West, has asked teachers to demonstrate high sense of professionalism to help improve the academic performance of school children.
The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama is due to commission the newly acquired Presidential Jet Today, Thursday, October 7 according to sources close to the seat of Government.
Ghana has been ranked number one in the world for winning the 2010 United States Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery registered entries.
The Member of Parliament for Talensi in the Upper East Region, Mr John Tia Akologo, has presented a large quantity of relief items to the flood victims of Balungu, Pwalugu, Sheaga, Yinduri and Namoligo, all communities in his constituencies.
The Bawku Inter-Ethnic Peace Committee (BIEPC) has explained that last Sunday’s shooting in Bawku was not way related to the protracted ethnic conflict in the area.
The Techiman Municipal Assembly, has handed over a 10-hectare land, a four-classroom block with offices and a hall for an ICT centre, to the authorities of the University of Education, Winneba, to establish a distance education Study Centre in Techiman.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Mr Inusah Fuseini, has inspected development projects in his constituency, some of which are sponsored by him.
OLAM Ghana Limited, a private business entity has presented three Yamaha Motor cycles worth GH¢20,000 to Bia District Assembly in the Western Region, to facilitate the anti-smuggling cocoa campaign in the area.
The population and housing census in the Birim Central Municipality in the Eastern Region is facing an acute shortage of enumeration materials in most of the communities.
A clinic to cater for the health needs of cured lepers discharged from the Ho Leprosarium has been inaugurated at Ho.
The Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare has directed the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to ensure that child labour is eliminated on cocoa farms.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Birim South, Nana Baffour Mensah-Takyi, has stressed the need for members of cocoa-spraying gangs to discharge their duties with seriousness in order to increase cocoa production.
The 2010 Population and Housing Census in Gomoa East District is being hampered by shortage of questionnaires.
The Ajumako-Enyan -Essiam District is spending GH¢566.185.62 on the construction of a six-unit classroom-block with ancillary facilities at Enyan Denkyira, Etsii Bewora, Oboom and Ofabiri, in the Enyan Denkyira Traditional Area.
The Coordinating Director of the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District Assembly (BAB), Mr Louis Bayouh has charged members of the District Child Protection Committee to be more committed and intensify their advocacy campaigns to ensure the elimination of worse forms of child labour in the district.
Five communities under the Ahanta West Mutual Health Insurance Scheme have been provided with satellite dishes as part of efforts aimed at networking service providers to ensure efficiency and prompt service delivery.
The South Dayi District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Kafui Bekui, has advocated sound and mutual relationships between aged parents and their children in order to ward off the imaginary attitude of irresponsibility towards aged parents in the communities.
Landlords and other property owners in the Tarkwa Municipal assembly have been advised to collaborate with each other to construct septic tanks and hosehold toilets to reduce the increasing reliance on public toilets.
Civil society groups, the academia and governments in Africa have been tasked to take advantage of activities of the African Centre for Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Prevention (ACCP) and intensify the fight against cyber crimes on the continent.
A Tarkwa Circuit Court has banned Oscar Rami Kwame, a 34 year old commercial driver from driving for the next two years for reckless driving and involvement in too many accidents.
Mr Ofosu Asamoah, Member of Parliament (MP), for Kade on Wednesday toured his constituency where he met with the chiefs and constituents to brainstorm about the development of the area.
Kade Senior High Technical School, is converting its former pig pen into classrooms to facilitate the enrolment of students for the 2010/2011 academic year.
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) with the support of Smith and Nephew, a foreign donor, and its local representative, Reha Medical Group Limited in Accra, will establish a Burns and Reconstructive Centre in Kumasi.
The chief and people of Akwante, a farming community in the Kwaebibirem District, on Wednesday appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to re-open the Local Authority Primary School it closed down in 2001.
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, on Wednesday commended American Peace Corp Volunteers for their immense contribution to the socio-economic development of the country within
the last 50 years.
Poaching is steadily becoming a serious challenge to the Mole Game Reserve, near Damango in the Northern Region.
The National Service Secretariat in the Ashanti Region has deployed 9,126 out of a national figure of 50,000 of service personnel to serve in the region for 2010/2011 National Service year.
Government will promote greater private sector participation in housing delivery in addressing the huge housing deficit, Mr Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has said.
The management of Sun Rise Preparatory School at Kwahu Adawso in the Eastern Region has appealed to the government, as a matter of urgency, to assist the less-endowed private schools.
Mr Stephen Bekoe, Assembly member for Anum Apapam North Electoral Area in the Eastern Region, on Wednesday cautioned schools against the collection of illegal levies from pupils and students.
Cocoa Purchasing Clerks in Atwima Mponua District have been cautioned to refrain from cheating cocoa farmers in the area through the adjustment of scales of weighing equipment.
The chief and people of Akwante, a farming community in the Kwaebibirem District, on Wednesday appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to re-open the L/A primary school it closed down in 2001.
Vice President John Dramnani Mahama has announced that government would by next year receive eight new aircrafts in addition to the new presidential jet.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) has advised communities living close to the Volta Lake Reservoir to relocate to safer areas following the rising inflows of water into the lake.
The National Communications Authority (NCA) is collaborating with the security agencies and the judiciary to develop procedures to arrest and prosecute fraudsters engaged in illegal international bypass.
The University of Ghana Dental School (UGDS), College of health Sciences as part of its curricula have organized an outreach programme for pupils of Dodowa Presby B basic school in the Dangme West District.
The Medical School Complex to upgrade the Cape Coast Regional Hospital to a Teaching Hospital status is nearing completion.
All government institutions have been asked to expedite action on the submission of data on employees to the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), for full implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Mr P.V. Obeng, has appealed to the Media to sell Ghana’s Agenda for Shared Growth And Development (GASGAD), 2010-2013” medium term plan to Ghanaians for them to own it.
The Tano South District Chief Executive (DCE) , Hon.Bukari Zakari Anaba has pledged government’s support to help upgrade education in Islamic communities.
About 1,030 youth in the Tano South District in the Brong Ahafo Region have so far been engaged under the various modules of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) since the National Democratic Congress (NDC) assumed office.
The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has organised a Capacity Building Workshop for stakeholders of the National Action Programme (NAP) in Bolgatanga.
The Ministry of Education has given approval for the construction of an 18-unit District Directorate office block and a District Director’s bungalow for the Ketu North District.
A Board Member of the Venture Capital Trust Fund (VCTF), Mr Richard Lassey has urged entrepreneurs and business persons to stop insisting on sole ownership and open up to partnership and cooperatives to enable them to access support to expand.
Mr Amankwah Asiamah, the Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa, on Thursday said he had spent GHC 15,000 on scholarships for 100 students from his constituency who are in second cycle and tertiary institutions from his own resources and from MP’s Common Fund.
Mr Joseph Kwabena Onyina, the Ashanti Regional Director of Education, has said pre-tertiary education and training output in the region was one of the best in the country.
Mr Kwame Koduah Atuahene, acting Manager of the Eastern Regional National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), said strategic planning and adequate resources were needed for effective enforcement of road safety regulations.
Participants at a round table discussion to mark the 2010 World Habitat Day have called for the development of an Urban Policy to promote effective and efficient planning in urban areas in the country.
The Executive Club of Begoro has donated an ambulance and 40 blankets valued at 15,000 Euros to the Fanteakwa District Hospital at Begoro.
The Birifor communities in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region, are refusing to take part in the 2010 Population and Housing Census because they have been categorized under the Grusi ethnic group.
Mr John Alexander Ackon, Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has observed that government would continue to encourage the private sector participation in early childhood development to provide better educational foundation to children.
President John Evans Atta Mills has urged Cote D’Ivoire to join Ghana espouse the successful story of Africa’s thriving democracies.
Efforts are far advanced to bring life back into the once viable fish farm at Dekpor in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region.
The Kyebi Police have mounted a search for some members of the Okyenhene Task Force for allegedly shooting a galamsey operator on Monday at Habitat, a suburb of Kyebi.
The Government has indicated that the State would have lost between Five to Seven Million ($5m - 7m) dollars if government had pulled out of the contract for the acquistion of the Falcon Ex-900 for the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
A 23-year-old driver’s mate who head butted the eye-brow and the lower lip of two Policemen on duty has been remanded in prison custody by the Akim Swedru Circuit Court in the Birim South District.
Chirano Gold Mines at Bibiani in the Western Region has never declared dividend to the State since it started operations in the country in November 2005.
The Chief of Essipong, Nana Kofi Abuna V has appealed to the government to establish an Education Fund with part of the expected revenue from crude oil for needy but brilliant students in the Western Region.
The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has said any education policy that did not emphasize science and technology would not be a key ingredient towards socio-economic development.
A nine-member high-powered Committee, has been set up to review the operations of the University of Ghana (UG) with the view to enhance effectiveness in the academic and administrative work of the school.
The United Nations (UN) has indicated that though fewer women died now from pregnancy-related causes, thousands still died every day and that there was more to be done to achieve set targets.
Madam Anima Wilson, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, has appealed to women to stop blaming the devil for diseases that afflict them and seek early medical attention.
The enumeration exercise of the Housing and Population Census has resumed in the Hohoe Municipal after a temporary hold up due to defective questionnaires.
Mr Michael Zure, the District Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS) in charge of the Talensi Nabdam District, has expressed regret about teenage pregnancy in the area especially those in the Junior High Schools.
Mr Mark Woyongo, the Upper East Regional Minister, told journalists that they had a crucial role to play in bringing development to the three northern regions.
Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe, the Central Regional Minister, has appealed to chiefs and queens to show interest in activities of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) because they hold the key to the development of their communities.
Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the local chapter of Transparency International (TI), has renewed its commitment to make Ghana a virtually corruption-free country in all spheres of human endeavour.
The Paramount Chief of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area, Obrifo Ahunako Ahor Ankobea II, has appealed to chiefs and queens to abide by the oaths they swore during their installation.
A French non-governmental organization, Empowering Children of Nangodi (ECN), donated four desk-top computers and 30 tables and chairs to the Nangodi Primary and Junior High Schools in the Talensi-Nabdam District.
A three-month Information and Communications Technology (ICT) training for 93 youth in the Birim North District ended at New Abirem.
Mr Kwodwo Owusu Fordjour, Juabeso District Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, says the recent 33 percent cocoa price increment by government had exceeded cocoa farmers expectations in the district.
President John Evans Atta Mills has congratulated Ex-President Jerry Rawlings on his appointment as the AU High Representative to Somalia.
Today, October 11, 2010 marks the deadline for the submission of views for the review of the 1992 constitution.
Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has called for the protection of the Keta Lagoon from harmful human activities.
Mr. Joseph Z. Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister said the Atta-Mills led government’s development slogan “Better Ghana” agenda was no fluke.
A Non Governmental Organization based in Tamale, Center for sustainable Local Development (CSLD) has provided various kinds of support to over 3,000 farmers in the Northern Region.
Ghana is said to be losing millions of dollars in tax revenue from expatriate workers employed by the oil companies, including Tullow Oil and other partners in the Jubilee Oil Fields.
The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Madam Betty Busumtwi-Sam has called on religious leaders to use the pulpit to preach peace in order to unite the country.
The Paramount Chief of Ajumako Traditional Area, Nana Okokodrufo Ogyeabo Ababio II has called on the divisional chiefs to strive to initiate development projects to improve the living conditions of their people.
About 75 per cent of public school teachers in Agona East District and Agona West Municipality of the Central Region are not computer literate.
The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Hon. Adamu Daramani who is being held for triple nationality, on Friday tendered a number of documents indicating that he had renounced his British citizenship.
Ghana will join other UN International Strategy of Disaster Risk Reduction (UN/ISDR) member countries to celebrate World Disaster Reduction Day on October 13.
Nii Armah Ashitey, Greater Accra Regional Minister has stressed the need for adequate planning to be made in the public sector to ensure effective government policy implementation.
The Amansie District Assembly has distributed 2,345 free school uniforms and exercise books to deprived pupils in the area, as part of government’s effort to promote quality education at the grassroots.
Information reaching Ghanadistircts.com indicates that the Offinso South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Mr. Victor Amponsah has been suspended by President John Evans Atta Mills.
Residents at Anloga, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, who have been affected by the Oforikrom-Asokwa by-pass project, had appealed to the government to assist them with financial support to resettle.
The Tano South District is putting in place mechanisms to control and manage the spread of HIV/AIDS in the district.
A GH¢ 15,000 Community Library Complex for Mafi Aklamador Primary School, was inaugurated at Mafi Aklamador in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region.
Authorities of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have committed resources to expand its Distance and e-Learning Programmes, Professor William Otoo Ellis, Vice-Chancellor, has announced.
The Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road on Saturday organized a sponsored walk to raise funds for the construction of a three classroom block for the people of Asempaneye, a village in the Eastern Region.
Turing Foundation Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has donated catering equipment, ceremonial uniforms and 10 Advanced Learner’s Dictionaries worth 15,610 Ghana cedis to the Afoako Integrated Community Centre for Employable Skills (ICCES) in the Amansie Central District.
The Centre for National Culture in collaboration with the European Union and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) said the first ever International Beads Festival would be celebrated at Odumase Krobo
in the Eastern Region, from October 22 to 26.
Alhaji Issahaque Salia, Upper West Regional Minister, has appealed to people in the region, to register their SIM Cards to enable the security agencies to deal with crime and other social vices.
The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, have arrested 15 drivers and 58 motorbike riders in the Bolgatanga Municipality for various traffic offences.
A four hundred thousand Ghana Cedis drainage improvement project has been approved for construction for the people of Penyi in the Ketu North District.
The Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG), has also joined in the series of strikes and aggitations that has beseiged the education sector in the country.
Work on a 12 unit classroom block currently under construction at the Presbyterian Senior High School at Bechem in the Tano South District is steadily progressing.
The Centre for National Culture in collaboration with the European Union and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) said the first ever International Beads Festival would be celebrated at Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region, from October 22 to 26.
Government has received commendation for the establishment of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority to help bridge the development gap between the north and the south.
Alhaji Issahaku Salia, the Upper West Regional Minister, has expressed concern about the abysmal performance of students in second cycle institutions in the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for the past three years.
The Agona West Municipal Assembly has presented exercise books to basic schools in the municipality to enhance teaching and learning.
Mr Okoh Adu-Obuobi, the Western Regional Commercial Manager of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has said installation of prepaid meters at Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis was nearing completion.
Scholarships and bursaries offered to brilliant but needy pupils and students under the Otumfuo Education Fund is not restricted to the Ashanti Region alone but is open to all school children in the country.
Senior High Schools (SHS) demanding unapproved monies from parents have been directed to put a stop to the act while those who have already taken such monies are to refund them to their owners.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Atwima Nwabiagya, Hon. Nana Asare Bediako has direceted headteachers in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Region to hang a portrait of President Mills in their offices beginning next Monday or face being sanctioned.
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has said that incomes of permanent expatriate staff of oil companies in the country are taxable under the law.
About 343,151 potential clients in the Bawku Municipality and the Garu-Tempane District in the Upper East Region have not been registered for the Mutual Health Insurance Scheme.
Local enterprises in Ghana have been asked to improve on their standards and skills in order to achieve the 90 percent local content target in the oil and gas industry by 2020.
The Western Region has achieved almost 50 per cent coverage in the Housing and Population Census, the Regional Statistician, Mr Emmanuel Nana Opoku has said.
Poor internally-generated revenue mobilization over the years has compelled the Dormaa Municipal Assembly to engage the services of Revsol Ghana Limited, a private revenue collecting firm, to assist in its revenue collection.
Ms Ophelia Koomson, Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has tasked heads of senior high schools (SHS) in the area to ensure that contractors working on various school projects to accommodate fresh students completed them on time.
The New Juaben Municipal Police Command recorded 417 crime cases in September this year. The figure is a decrease of 126 cases as compared to figures recorded the previous month.
A nine-member Committee for Urban Road Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) chaired by Ms Josephine Manu, a legal officer at the Ministry of Roads and Highways, was inaugurated in Accra on Monday.
Alhaji Issahaque Salia, Upper West Regional Minister, said government recognises and appreciates the invaluable contributions, members of the Civil Servants and Local Government Staff have been making towards the realization of national aspirations.
The case of Nana Kofi Yirenkyi, aka “Jesus One Touch”, was on Tuesday adjourned to October 25, following the absence of the trial Judge, Mrs Georgina Mensah-Datsa.
The Ghana Trade and Livelihoods Coalition has urged government to initiate and encourage pragmatic measures that will help boost the production of more local food crops, as a means of ensuring food security in the country.
A consultative meeting to collate views on the 1992 Constitution of Ghana has been held at Ntiribuoho in the Afigya-Kwabre district.
Mr Jonathan Nii Tackie-Komme, Member of Parliament (MP) for Odododiodo, defied hostile posture by some Bukom youth activists and initiate a novelty “The MPs Public Forum,” on Tuesday.
Assemblies have been advised to institute pro-active measures in dealing with sanitation and waste management in their various areas especially in the cities and municipalities.
Presidential advisor and head of policy implementation and co-ordination unit at the office of the president, Dr. Christina Amoako-Nuama has announced that government through the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry has taken steps to put in place the required policy, institutional and implementation frameworks to bring about the needed improvement in sanitation and waste management in the country.
The rate of inflation for September fell to 9.38 percent compared to 9.44 per cent recorded in August, the Ghana Statistical Service has announced.
Government has directed that henceforth all public places must hang the portrait of President John Evans Atta Mills.
President John Evans Atta Mills has grounded all his Ministers and Deputy Ministers, with a stern directive to them to shun all foreign travels until the budget is presented, debated and passed by Parliament.
The Western Regional Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), has noted that lack of coordination between government agencies mainly affected disaster management in the country.
The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has appealed to technocrats and other well-educated people to offer themselves for election to district assemblies.
Ghanaian women have been asked to vote for their colleagues, who would contest the forthcoming District Assembly Elections, to enable them to assume leadership positions in the governance of the country.
Women in the Bawku Municipality and its environs have threatened to abandon the kitchen and move into active politics because that is the only way to attain equity in the society.
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Wednesday declared Elections 2012 as “Electoral Retirement Package,” for the flag bearer of opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo.
The Ashanti Regional Executive of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has joined the list of well wishers offering moral support and encouragement to former Youth and Sports Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, who is under investigation by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) for alleged official misconduct.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) branch of the Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) of the NPP, has expressed grave concern about the politicization of issues
confronting the country’s educational sector.
The Birim Central Municipal Assembly had begun an exercise to clear all refuse heaps in the municipality.
Dr Brigadier Jaswant Mante Wadhwani (Rtd), the Pathologist who performed the autopsy on the body of the Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II, Former Overlord of Dagbon, and 28 others on Wednesday said the
Ya-Na might have died of shock and haemorrhage as a result of decapitation.
The Eastern Regional Coordinator of National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Mr Ransford Owusu-Boakye, on Wednesday called for the inclusion of fruit trees in all tree planting exercises to
serve both ecological purpose and also provide food for the people.
A Circuit Court in Accra on Wednesday discharged Nana Darkwa, the man who accused former President Rawlings of burning his house. Following numerous adjournment of the case, the court fixed today for a definite hearing.
Daasebre Nyarko Asumadu Appiah, Chief of Akyem Wenchi in the Kwaebibirem District, has appealed for government to check illegal gold mining in the area.
Authorities of Kwegyir Aggrey Secondary Technical School are confronted with the problem of where to keep form one students when they report on October 15.
Universities in the country may have to restart the academic year as per the universities statutes if members of the University Teachers Association (UTAG) do not go back to the lecture halls after next week.
First year Senior High School students nationwide are expected to report for school today Friday October 15, to begin the three-year duration.
Accra Mayor, Mr. Alfred Vanderpuije has assured that AMA’s plan of establishing a waste treatment plant to convert waste to energy is still alive in spite of the delay.
Mr Alfred Vanderpuije, has warned that city authorities will not take it kindly with recalcitrant traders who continue to hawk at unapproved areas in the capital.
A Circuit Court in Takoradi has granted GHC 5,000 bail to Stephen Bukari, 31, for allegedly stealing rubber lumps belonging to the Ghana Rubber Estate Limited (GREL).
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi has said it would be very unwise to produce large quantity of food that was unsafe for public consumption.
A community outreach service programme dubbed: “Community Health Project” has been launched to climax activities marking the maiden anniversary celebration of the Central University College branch of the Ghana Pharmaceutical Students’ Association at the Miotso campus of the University near Prampram.
The Concerned Youth of Senya Beraku have appealed to the Central and National House of Chiefs to find a lasting solution to the protracted chieftaincy dispute in the town.
Journalists have been asked to give prominence to process-centered stories on behaviours, attitudes and policies to ensure compliance with washing hands with soap initiative to prevent the spread of diseases.
The management of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has expressed concern about water shortage and power outage facing the Hospital and called on the Ghana Water Company and Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to assist them to remedy the situation.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Monday announced that government would soon receive a 100 million dollar World Bank grant to train more youth to acquire skills to be self-employed and to be employable in various sectors.
Paramount Chief of the Lawra Traditional Area, Naa Puowelle Karbo has appealed to government to construct feeder roads in the area to make them more motorable for economic activities.
The Energy Commission has for the second time installed a 14.8 kilowatt solar PV system as part of its efforts to eventually get renewable energy to make up 10% of the energy mix.
The Bolgatanga Polytechnic branch of Tertiary Education Institution Network (TEIN), of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), on Thursday, sent a congratulatory message to President John Atta Mills, for his effective leadership style and immense successes achieved
since his assumption of office almost two years ago.
President John Evans Atta Mills has set up a seven-member committee to harmonize concerns of the striking University Teachers Association of Ghana and make appropriate recommendations for his consideration by Wednesday, 20th October, 2010.
Some Senior High Schools in the Accra metropolis are facing severe challenges with accommodation for first year students, who were supposed to report to school on Friday.
There are 314 million visually impaired persons, 45 million blind people and more than 200 million persons have moderate or severe visual impairment in the world, according to the “Blindness and Visual Impairment: Global Facts”, document.
The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the Kansas State University in United States of America, are jointly undertaking a food security research project in the Upper West Region.
A fatal accident in Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region in the early hours of Saturday has claimed two lives.
Saint Monica’s Senior High School at Asante Mampong has made adequate provision to accommodate all the 348 fist year students placed in the school by the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, yesterday gave his full compliment to the commencement of a project dubbed, “Sunshine Citi and Shopping Mall”, when he cut the sod for work to commence at the race course area in Kumasi.
AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) has been asked to assume responsibility for effects of its Pompora Treatment Plant on residents of nearby communities.
Lieutenant General Joseph Smith (Rtd), the Minister of Defence, has appealed to the German government to extend its support to the Ghana Armed Forces and Staff College to enable it improve on security intelligence of the country.
Dr Sylvia Anie-Akwetey, formerly of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), has been appointed the Director of Social Transformation Programme Division (STPD) of the Commonwealth Secretariat.
AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) has been asked to assume responsibility for effects of its Pompora Treatment Plant on residents of nearby communities.
The 2010 Population and Housing Census in the Techiman Municipality is still faced with a number of probems despite solutions to earlier problems.
The Time was exactly 18 minutes after midnight, Friday, when the mooring rope was fastened to the bollard at berth eleven of the Tema Port.
The fate of students in all public universities in the country is likely to be known on Tuesday, October 19, the President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) Dr. Samuel Asiedu has indicated.
Fourteen people have been arrested in Accra, for allegedly forging national service appointment letters.
About twenty-five thousand people in the Central Gonja District in the Northern Region have been rendered homeless and four are reported dead as a result of flood.
Members of the Nkoranza branch of the Society of the Physically Challenged would mobilize resources GH70,000 to construct a hostel and a workshop for the training of the youth in vocational skills and trades.
The Population and Housing Census exercise has again been extended for three days by the census secretariat.
The Adentan Municipal Assembly has entered into business collaboration with the Worcester City Council to develop a local economic development link to speed up development of the municipality.
The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Alban Bagbin, has noted that surface mining in the Western Region is wrecking havoc on water bodies.
Mr. Enoch Teye Mensah, Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, has underscored the need for the country to maintain its standard and position in the elimination of the “worst forms of child labour in cocoa farms”.
Some motorists plying the Tema/Dawhenya road have appealed to the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) to install traffic lights at the Tema Steel Works junction to control the heavy traffic at the spot.
Nana Kwesi Agyemang IX, Omanhene of Lower-Dixcove in the Western Region, appealed to Government to build sea defence wall to prevent disaster in the area.
An acute shortage of cocoa sacks has hit five cocoa producing areas in Asunafo North Municipality and Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, for the past three weeks.
The Chief of New Sawireso, Nana Agyemang Duah in the Asunafo South District has said the activities of some cocoa buying companies have resulted in the thefts of cocoa and the sale of wet cocoa beans.
The Minister of Education, Mr. Alex Tettey –Enyo is expected to meet Polytechnic Teachers today over issues that resulted in their strike action.
Osofo Patrick Adingtingah Apullah, President of the West African Seed Companies Association, has appealed to university and polytechnic lecturers to call off their strike for the sake of poor parents, who are mostly farmers.
District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo, Mr. Philip Laari has made a passionate appeal to government for the early release of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) to the districts.
Deputy Attorney-General, Ebo Barton-Oduro has said his outfit is through with its due diligence on the STX Housing project.
The Member of Parliament for Prestea-Huni-Valley, Mr Kwesi Adu-Blay Kwofie, has donated 60 desks valued at GHC4,000, from his share of the MP’s Common Fund to threee schools in the area, to supplement the furniture needs in the schools.
A new $1.8 billion refinery capable of refining 120,000 barrels of crude oil a day is to be established at Tema to augment the country’s refinery capacity at Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).
A one hundred acre mango plantation valued at 200,000 Ghana Cedis has been commissioned at Piree in the Nadowli District of the Upper West Region.
The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), has insisted that chloroquine has lost its efficacy for the treatment of malaria and urged the public to desist from using it for the treatment of malaria.
West Gonja District Assembly has intensified education of citizens to stay uphill to avoid any disaster should the district suffer from another flooding.
Officials of the Narcotics Control Board and the Ghana Police Service have busted a cocaine syndicate at the Tema Harbour and arrested two clearing agents and a driver of a freight forwarding company Accord Limited as suspects.
The World Bank has apologized for displaying damning images of Ghana at its recent annual meeting in Washington DC.
Polytechnic students nationwide have hit the streets in protest against government’s posture towards salary concerns raised by their teachers.
There is a looming outbreak of cholera in the Central Gonja district as 13 public toilets have been submerged by the flood waters.
The Government Statistician, Dr Grace Bediako has said the field enumeration of the 2010 Population and Housing Census had hit 90 per cent completion point.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has resolved to continue their strike action which is in its third week despite pleas from President Mills and the Labour Commission to return to the lecture hall.
An anticipated oil war, akin to the many destabilization acts, recorded in oil find areas in the Niger Delta in Nigeria, Angola, Gabon and some of the troubled spots in the Arab world looms at Ghana’s Cape Three Point and its environs, where there had been a latest discovery of oil in commercial quantity.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Epsona Ayamga, will take his turn today, October 20, 2010 at “meet the press” series instituted by the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) for Municipal and District Chief Executives to account for their stewardship.
Food production in the Northern Region will not be adversely affected despite the heavy rains with floods in some parts of the Region, Mr. Joseph Yeng Faalong, Northern Regional Director of the Food and Agriculture Ministry has said.
The President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, has promised to implement with speed recommendations presented to him by a committee set up to look into matters pertaining to striking university lecturers.
A second police officer has died after he was shot by a fugitive, Johnson Kombian.
The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu, has corrected anomalies in the final agreement on the STX Housing Project.
The Upper West Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), has provided 1,000 bunk beds and 2,000 mattresses to the Wa Senior High School (SHS), to help address the problem of accommodation in the School.
The Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students (GNUPS) in Bolgatanga has appealed to the government to show true commitment to the development of polytechnic education by finding appropriate and lasting solution to the legitimate demands of Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG).
The Nana Baa VII, Chief of Nankesido, also known as Saltpond Lower Town, is 50 years on the stool.
The Headmaster of Apam Senior High School (SHS), Mr Archibald Kobina Fuah, has advised students of the school against rushing their passage through the school without achieving anything, saying they should instead allow the good virtues in the school to pass through them.
A military officer mistaken for an armed-robber has been shot dead by a police officer in the Northern Region.
One hundred students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have won various prizes in a draw organised by Cal Bank as part of its 2nd annual promotion programme for students of the University.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has established a Coconut Sector Development Unit (CSDU), with its headquarters at Sekondi, to continue the work of the Coconut Sector Development Project (CSDP), which has ended.
The Agona Swedru Magistrate’s Court has slapped a total of 240 Ghana cedis fine on 25 out of 27 parents who allowed their under-aged children to engage in hawking to the disadvantage of their education and health.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Bolgatanga, Hon. Epsona Ayamga indicated that the area was faced with poor sanitary conditions, coupled with inadequate number of places of covenience.
The Danish ambassador, Sting Barlyng, has disclosed that baskets and other straw products made from the Upper East Region of Ghana can maintain its position in the international market if producers keep to new innovative ways of weaving straw products.
Alhaji Haruna Bukari Dabre, Assemblyman for Mamobi East Electoral Area in the Greater Accra Region, has called on all law-abiding citizens to help fight lawlessness in the country, for rule of law and order to prevail.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has asked local assemblies to take up the challenge to provide teachers’ accommodation in the rural communities to attract and retain qualified teachers.
The Awutu Bawjiase Health Centre has within the past two weeks, recorded 16 cases of diarrhoea at the facility, Mr Dziwornu Gall, a Medical Assistant has said.
Barring any eventuality, members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) would return to the lecture halls tomorrow, Friday October 22, 2010.
Police in Sandema in the Builsa District of the Upper East region have retrieved two AK47 rifles and one pistol which were seized by some irate youth in Yikpe, in the overseas area of the district, from policemen on Sunday, October 17, 2010 after subjecting them to thorough beatings.
Economic activities in the Lawra District of the Upper West Region have been adversely affected by the collapse of a steel bridge on the Domwini-Nandom-Hamile road.
Five Papers, including the Law Reform Commission Bill and the African Youth Charter, have been laid before Parliament.
The Bawku Mutual Health Insurance Scheme (BMMHIS) has embarked on a special mass registration for people in the Bawku Municipality, Garu-Tempane and Bawku West Districts of the Upper East Region.
The first batch of doctors to be fully trained in the University of Development Studies and by the institution will graduate by the end of this academic year.
The government is to import 115 ambulances and accessories worth more than 10 million Euros under a German loan agreement for health facilities throughout the country.
A medical officer has appealed to men aged 40 years and above to have medical examination annually to test for prostate cancer.
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Northern Regional Child Protection Network (NRCP), a Civil Society Organization (CSO), have called on government and other CSOs to intervene in the Central Gonja flood disaster that has displaced over 25,000 people.
The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in collaboration with Asongtaba Cottage Industry and Exchange Programme (ACI&EP), has launched a trades and vocation module of the NYEP with special emphasis on hairdressing.
With just a year in office, the Ketu North District Chief Executive, Hon. Lawson Claver has taken stock of his stewardship with a tour of some projects he executed within the period.
Residents of the entire Gushegu district have been warned against indiscriminate disposal of waste in their communities.
Ketu North District has embraced and taken steps to actualize government’s plan to restore the depleted vegetation of the country.
AMPA, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in the Akuapim South Municipality has trained community representatives in citizen-government skills to enhance their engagement with authorities.
Mr Gilbert Atanga, a representative of the Upper East Regional Small Scale Farmers group, said in as much as farmers appreciated the annual national best farmer awards, the award system was not helping to develop agriculture in a sustained way.
Elephants have invaded Adwoafua, a farming community in the Western Region destroying people’s farms.
Rice farmers at the Kpong Irrigation Project at Asutsuare in the Dangme West District have called on the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and stakeholders to dredge the main canal and tributaries of the inland water way to avoid the perennial flooding of the farms.
Director of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), Dr. Stephen Nutsugah, has disclosed that even though the country is likely to half poverty and hunger by 2015, more efforts is required from government to improve agriculture.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) are to migrate onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) this month, following the completion of their mapping exercise by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC).
Work on the installation of equipment at the Jubilee Field for the commercial production of oil is 92 per cent complete, the Director of Exploration and Production at the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr Thomas Manu, has said.
Three people are reported to have died as a result of a gas explosion which occured at Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Region.
Forty more houses with a population of about 400 occupants at Kikali NO 4, a farming community in the Central Gonja District submerged on Sunday October 24.
Schools under trees in the Tano South district will soon be a thing of the past as work on the construction of classroom blocks for two deprived primary schools will soon take off.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Bolgatanga, Mr. Epsona Avamga, has described the state of health delivery in the Bolgatanga Municipality especially with regards to health personnel as one of the worst in the country.
A footbridge connecting about eight communities in the Afife Traditional Area in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region has been constructed at Gablakope.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), has disbursed relief items to flood victims in the Central Gonja District of the Northern Region where households in Kikali No 4 community of the District have been ravaged by raging floods.
The first batch of about 266 out of 2,600 Moslum pilgrims to this year’s Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia left Accra last night to begin the month long activity.
A census enumerator, Ms Elizabeth Yeboah has said she had a shock of her life when she was threatened with a gun by a man for going to his house to enumerate him.
The Chief Executive Officer of ActionAid International, an NGO, Madam Joanna Kerr, has appealed to the government to pay attention to changing the cultural mind-set of the people in some parts of the Northern Region against the belief in witchcraft.
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has busted a car-snatching syndicate and recovered 10 vehicles suspected to have been stolen.
The Kumasi Police yesterday afternoon arrested a 19-year-old man, Rashid Awudu, over the death of a woman with whom he had spent the night in a guest house in Kumasi.
Past students of second-cycle institutions should not turn their back on their former schools but rather help them to enhance teaching and learning, the Acting President of Half Assini Senior High School Old Students Association, Very Reverend Emmanuel Churcher has advised.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Kasenna Nankana East, Hon. Emmanuel Andema has called on banking institutions operating in poorly endowed areas to serve as catalysts in the general socio-economic development of the people aside providing banking services.
Asunafo South District Security Committee in Brong Ahafo has invited Nana Kwadwo Boadi, Chief of Siana, to answer allegations levelled against him by some census enumerators.
The Editor of the Africa Watch Magazine, Steve Mallory has been asked to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament for questioning regarding a publication of a survey his magazine conducted on the performance of Members of Parliament (MPs), Ministers of State and the President.
A number of initiatives including infrastructure improvement have been put in place to improve health delivery in the Ketu North District.
Computer Aid Ghana, a Danish-based non-governmental organization, has donated educational and health items to schools and a health post in the Akuapem District.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has suggested to all organizations serving under the United Nations to consider establishing a common fund that would help address Ghana’s inadequacies in attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Ghana performed better in the 2010 Corruption Perception Index with a score of 4.1 out of the maximum possible score of 10, compared with 3.9 in 2008 and 2009.
A little over 100 vacancies exist at Anlo Technical Institute at Anloga in the Keta Municpality for students seeking admission into technical
The Minister of Information, Hon. John Tia Akologo has assured landlords in the Upper East Region that the government would compensate them for any land it might acquire for development projects.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has said volunteers for the hanging of free mosquito nets in bedrooms should be screened and registered to ensure that unscrupulous persons are not recruited.
The Government would focus on growth-oriented social intervention programmes as priority areas in 2011 to improve the lives of the citizenry, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor has announced.
Ghana realized Euro 12,506,030 from the export of 36,145 cubic metres of wood products in August, according to the Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD) Report on Export of Wood Products for August 2010.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) in conjuction with the police have arrested two persons for repackaging unwholesome rice for sale on the market.
The Executive Committee of the University of Ghana has extended the University’s academic calendar by four weeks.
Eight female graduates from public tertiary institutions have been presented with awards by Unilever Ghana, under the Unilever Ghana Foundation (UGF) programme, in Tema.
The Chieftaincy sector has embarked on a progressive study aimed at interpreting and codifying various customary laws into a unified system of rules.
The Ashanti Regional branch of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has vowed to stand with President John Evans Atta Mills every step of the way and warned that any attempt to undermine his leadership would wreck the party’s political fortunes.
Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, Chairman of the Kwabre West Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has appealed to members to ensure unity of purpose and intensify the campaign to make the party more attractive to voters.
Residents living at Nankpanduri in the Bunkpurugu Yunyoo District of the Upper East Region claim they are under siege as police officers have invaded the town in search of a fugitive, Johnson Kombian.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) is to start spilling water from the Akosombo Dam from November 1, 2010.
Mr Ronald Abrahams, Principal Basin Officer of the Water Resource Commission (WRC) has appealed to the government to ban stone winning along the banks of the Weija Lake.
World Vision Ghana (WVG), an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has donated assorted drugs and four generators worth GH¢ 44,000 to the Ejura SekyereOdumase District Health Secretariat.
Six companies have made donations to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture towards the 2010 farmers’ day celebration.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has distributed 2,000 pieces of free school uniforms to brilliant but needy pupils in some selected schools in the metropolis.
The Akuapem South Municipality has committed GH¢50,00-0.00 towards the construction of a three-storey market at Aburi in the Eastern Region.
A pilot project to use refuse to generate electricity has taken off in the Abokobi community in Accra.
The Headmistress of Nkoranza Senior High School (SHS), Nana Emelia Rachel Fosu has urged the town’s folk to enroll their children in the school to enhance their development.
The Minister of Information, Hon. John Tia Akologu has ended a three-day tour of the Upper East Region with a call on media practitioners to project the image of the region positively through their reportage.
The Ghana Prisons Service has begun investigations into circumstances surrounding the escape of a convict from the premises of the Accra High Court.
President John Evans Atta Mills has commissioned the rail service from Tema to Accra amidst fun and pageantry.
Ms Abla Fiadjoe, Director of General Services of the Volta River Authority (VRA), has said that, the authority is determined to implement projects outlined in its Community Development Initiative Framework Document (CDIFD) for communities in its operational areas.
Mr John Tia, Minister of Information, has asked Heads of Departments (HoDs) in the Kassena Nankana District to justify the positions they occupied by discharging their duties responsibly.
Madam Betty Busumtwi-Sam, Deputy Western Regional Minister, on Thursday, made a passionate appeal to the rank and file of the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG), to reconsider their industrial action in the spirit of patriotism and nation building.
Communities along the Afram River in the Kwahu East District which suffered from flooding have been presented with relief items.
The Nsawam Goil Station Manager, Mr Kwasi Boakye has appealed to the police to clamp down on criminal activities in the town, which is undermining socio-economic activities.
The Brong Ahafo Region is putting in place a number of interventions and programmes to improve and transform the educational sector in the area.
President John Mills has summoned all his security chiefs and is currently locked up in a crunch meeting with them at the Castle, Osu.
The out-going Northern Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Angwubutoge Awuni, has appealed to the government to consider providing a helicopter to the police in the Northern Region.
President John Evans Atta Mills has instructed the military and police to investigate theTamale-Kintampo road incident during which some passengers were allegedly forced to have sex with each other, including a man and his daughter.
Anapasu D/A Junior High School(JHS)in the Shama District scored zero per cent in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE).
More than 9,997 road traffic accidents, equivalent to 1.6 per cent of Ghana’s gross domestic product, were reported between January and September 2010, Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, Inspector General of Police has said.
The Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Nayiri, Naa Bohagu Abdulai Mahami Sheriga, has expressed worry about the way some community members attack security personnel on duty.
Government has assured Polytechnic students that they are working to get their striking teachers back to the lecture halls.
EMEFS Construction Company, a real estate developer, has handed over to the Ghana Police Service a building to be used as a police station, a double cabin pick-up vehicle and three self-contained houses.
Mr. Kwame Gariba, Head of the Northern Zone in-charge of operations of Zoomlion, has appealed to media practitioners in Brong-Ahafo Region to assist in championing the cause of environmental protection and cleanliness.
Erosion is destroying houses at Sessiman in Nkoranza, in the Brong Ahafo Region, and its posing a major threat to the livelihood of the people.
Mr Robert Benefo, Nkoranza circuit supervisor of schools has called for an effective collaboration, between teachers in primary schools and their counterparts in Junior High Schools, to help improve the poor academic standards in the communities.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Seth Charles Oteng, Brong Ahafo Regional Police Commander, has observed that, armed robbery cases in the region for the third quarter of the year had reduced, as compared to previous years, because of some good administrative measures put in place.
The woman at the centre of the Kintampo mass rape and armed robbery incident has been picked up by the Police to assist with investigations.
Mr Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry has explained that, the implementation of a proposed National Rural Enterprises Programme would further empower the rural poor with skills and other productive assets, to develop and grow their own businesses.
Mr Paapa Adjei-Kyeremeh, Eastern Regional Youth Coordinator, has urged the government to make resources available to the National Youth Council (NYC) to educate the youth on reproductive health.
World Vision Ghana and Ghana Rural Water Project, both non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have presented a number of items worth about GH¢11,000.00, to Talensi -Nabdam District Education Office, to be distributed to some schools in the area.
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, has challenged financial institutions to help provide job opportunities in the area, by investing their capital into viable ventures.