TECHNOLOGY:
Africa preparatory ITU Conference comes off Tuesday October 1
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Representatives from across Africa will converge in Ghana’s capital, Accra, for the continent’s preparatory meeting for the International Telecom Union (ITU) World Telecommunications Development Conference slated for March-April , 2014 in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

HEALTH:
Korle Bu nurses suspend strike after management assurance
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Junior nurses at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital have suspended their strike over unpaid salary and other allowances for a month.

TMA:
President nominates MCE for Tema
Tuesday, October 01 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has, in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462, nominated Mr. Isaac Ashia Odamtten as the Metropolitan Chief Executive for Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

SOCIAL:
Stop politicizing School Feeding Programme - Minister
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Mr Emmanuel Kojo Agyekum, Deputy Minister, Local Government and Rural Development, on Monday called for the depoliticisation of the activities of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).

BONGO:
DCE rejects project
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Mr. Alexis Adugdaa Ayamdor, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bongo in the Upper East Region has rejected a three-unit classroom block at Nayorigo because the contractor has failed to include designs that are disability friendly.

ENERGY:
Ghana’s energy sector will drive economy – Buah
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Government intends to use the energy sector as a springboard to develop other sectors of the economy, Mr Armah Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy and Petroleum, has stated.

SOCIAL:
4,000 Mine workers to lose jobs
Tuesday, October 01 2013

About 4,000 mine workers are to be retrenched by mining companies because of high operational cost and falling prices of gold on the world market.

WA:
Women farmers receive road safety education
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Ambamba Women Group, a group of women farmers in Busa in the Wa Municipality have received  road safety education during a farmers’ field day in the community.

ENERGY:
Petroleum prices to go down today
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Motorists will from Tuesday experience a little over 4 percent decrease in the price of fuel at the pumps.

TAMALE:
Four District Chief Executives sworn into office
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Four District Chief Executives, who were confirmed by their assemblies in the Northern Region have been sworn-into office to formally begin work to deliver the President’s electoral promises to the people.

BOLGA:
U/East inaugurates Retired Directors of Education Association
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Association of Retired Directors of Education has been inaugurated in Bolgatanga to help address the numerous challenges confronting the education sector in the Upper East Region.

EFFUTU:
Effutu MCE commends NHIS workers
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Mr Nii Ephraim, Effutu Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has commended national and local implementers of the National Health Insurance Policy for contributing towards the country’s health delivery system and the development drive.

KPONE K:
Hebron Assemblyman spearhead clinic project
Tuesday, October 01 2013

With an interest of helping to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of residents, Okunor Jonathan, Assemmblyan for Hebron Electoral Area in the Kpone-Katamanso District, has spearheaded a health clinic project situated at Bawaleshie.

BEREKUM:
New rural bank for Senase
Tuesday, October 01 2013

A new rural bank has been opened at Senase in the Berekum Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region, to offer more financial support to the people to boost agriculture and other commercial activities to help reduce poverty in the area.

HEALTH:
20,007 girls vaccinated against cervical cancer in C/R
Tuesday, October 01 2013

The Central Regional Health Directorate, has vaccinated a total of 20,007 girls from nine to 11 years against cervical cancer, which is killing many women in the country.

YILO K:
Assembly holds second ordinary meeting
Tuesday, October 01 2013

The Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly held its second ordinary meeting of the third session of the fifth Assembly last Wednesday.

ENERGY:
Fuel prices to go down today
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Motorists will from Today experience a little over 4 percent decrease in the price of fuel at the pumps.

BAWKU:
Assembly charged to hold mandatory meetings
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Mr Cletus Avoka, Member of Parliament for the Zebila Constituency in the Upper East region has charged the Bawku West District Assembly to hold all the mandatory meetings that the assembly ought to hold in a year.

SOCIAL:
1st Anniversary Of Aliu Mahama’s Passing For November 9
Tuesday, October 01 2013

The first anniversary celebration of the death of former Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama is scheduled for November 9, 2013.

INTERNATIONAL:
President Jonathan Condemns College Killings
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the dastardly terrorist attacks in northeast Yobe State that claimed more than 40 lives.

SPORTS:
Kingson and Muntari return for Ghana, Egypt clash
Tuesday, October 01 2013

A host of players return for Ghana’s first leg 2014 World Cup qualifying play-off against Egypt as Kwesi Appiah names a 25-man squad.

SOCIAL:
16 G/Accra MMDCEs appointed, 2 rejected
Tuesday, October 01 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has so far nominated sixteen (16) persons to occupy Chief Executive Positions in the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Greater Accra Region.

SOCIAL:
Kufuor returns home from New York
Tuesday, October 01 2013

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has returned home from New York where he attended side meetings of the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations.

BEREKUM:
MCE confirmed, says road projects would be prioritized
Wednesday, October 02 2013

Mr. Opoku Boakye- Yiadom, MCE nominee for the Berekum Municipality has received a 100 percent endorsement from Assembly members in the Municipality to spearhead development in the area.

KASSENA N E:
Assembly confirms DCE
Wednesday, October 02 2013

Thursday brought to an end protracted disapprovals of President John Mahama’s nominees for District Chief Executive position for the Kassena Nankana West District as assembly members finally arrived at a decision and a choice.

AYENSUANO:
CHPS inaugurated
Wednesday, October 02 2013

A Community Health and Planning Service (CHPS) Compound estimated at GH¢ 200,000 has been inaugurated at Kwaboanta in the Ayensuano District.

SOCIAL:
CLOSSAG threatens strike
Wednesday, October 02 2013

Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG) on Tuesday organised a day’s sensitisation forum in Tamale on an impending nationwide strike.

EDUCATION:
Books and research allowance paid to lecturers
Wednesday, October 02 2013

Mr Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Tertiary Education, said on Tuesday that government has met its obligations towards the payment of books and research allowance of lecturers in tertiary institutions.

SECURITY:
Police begin 30-day training against terrorism
Wednesday, October 02 2013

Some 130 police personnel including four women have begun a-30 day specialized training against terrorist attacks.

EDUCATION:
182,000 failed BECE students get second chance for placement
Wednesday, October 02 2013

The Ghana Education Service is giving a second chance to pupils who could not get placement into second cycle institutions.

GOMOA W:
Gomoa Durampong SHS gutted by fire
Wednesday, October 02 2013

Gomoa  Durampong  Senior  High School  in the  Gomoa  West  District is the latest to fall victim to fire outbreaks.

FANTEAKWA:
Abass Fuseini Sbaabe confirmed as Fanteakwa DCE
Thursday, October 03 2013

The Fanteakwa District Assembly on Wednesday confirmed Abass Fuseini Sbaabe, the President’s nominee, as District Chief Executive (DCE).

SOCIAL:
CJ calls for efficient justice delivery
Thursday, October 03 2013

The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Wood on Wednesday charged judges to strive to ensure stable and efficient justice delivery system devoid of delays.

HEALTH:
Uganda to under study FDA
Thursday, October 03 2013

A five-member team from Uganda’s Medicines Regulatory is in the country to understudy the best practices and successes of Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA).

SOCIAL:
NUGS confer ‘Statesman of Decade’ award on Akufo-Addo
Thursday, October 03 2013

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has conferred on the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the statesman of the decade award, the highest award of the students of Ghana in the 47-year history of NUGS.

ADMISSION CRISIS:
As thousands scramble for limited vacancies
Thursday, October 03 2013

More than half of the 92,500 applicants from the two streams of senior high school (SHS) graduates seeking admission to three public universities this academic year were unsuccessful.

LOWER MANYA K:
Boycott! Lower Manya Krobo declares ‘self-government’
Thursday, October 03 2013

The Lower  Manya  Krobo Municipal Assembly (LMKMA) may soon be counting its losses in taxes following the declaration of “self-governance” by the chiefs and people of the Manya Krobo Traditional Council.

AMA:
Dansoman Special School needs help
Thursday, October 03 2013

Fifty-four children at Dansoman Special School have been cramped in a single classroom with high-steeped slopping stair cases and potholes, making it disability unfriendly.

EJISU J:
Needy school children at Atia receive support
Thursday, October 03 2013

Needy school children at Atia, a predominantly farming community in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality have been presented with learning materials worth hundreds of cedis.

WASSA E:
41 communities to eliminate child labour
Thursday, October 03 2013

Forty one (41) communities in the Wassa East District in the Western Region have made bye-laws in their various communities to eliminate Child Labour.

BUSINESS:
Prudential Bank opens new branch in Techiman
Thursday, October 03 2013

Prudential Bank Limited (PBL) has opened its branch in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region as part of its expansion strategy to roll-out its products and services to the people.

W MAMPRUSI:
MP vows to support SHS build fence wall
Thursday, October 03 2013

Walewale Senior High School(SHS) is reportedly facing serious  problems of encroachment in its compound  by certain unscrupulous persons.

OBUASI:
‘LESDEP Is Not Father Christmas’ – MCE
Thursday, October 03 2013

Mr. Richard Ofori Agyemang Boadi, the Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive, has reminded beneficiaries of Local Enterprise and Skills Development (LESDEP) programme that the programme was not a “father Christmas” facility for the Ghanaian Youths.

BEREKUM:
Assembly to make agriculture enticing to attract youth
Thursday, October 03 2013

Mr. Opoku Boakye- Yiadom, MCE for the Berekum Municipality has said that in order to complement efforts of government in providing job opportunities in the country, there was however the need to make the agricultural sector more enticing to attract the youth.

GOMOA W:
Gomoa SHTS closed down after fire outbreak
Thursday, October 03 2013

The Gomoa Senior High Technical School (GSTS) at Gomoa Dawurampong in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region has been closed down after fire gutted a section of the girls’ dormitory block last Tuesday evening.

LOWER MANYA K:
Election to be held ’sooner than later’ - Baba
Friday, October 04 2013

Deputy Local Government Minister, Baba Jamal has assured the chiefs and people of Lower  Manya  Krobo Municipal Assembly (LMKMA) in the Eastern Region that processes are far advanced to put in place a substantive management committee to oversee the affairs of the area.

PUSIGA:
Assembly to prioritize education
Friday, October 04 2013

Mr Alhassan Akolibillah, District Chief Executive for Pusiga, has said the assembly had put in place workable plans to promote quality education in the District.

EDUCATION:
UDS to honour Rawlings
Friday, October 04 2013

Authorities of the University for Development Studies (UDS) administration have fixed October 12 to honour former President Jerry John Rawlings.

EDUCATION:
Teachers in V/R chastized for lackadaisical attitude
Friday, October 04 2013

Mr Emmanuel Keteku, Volta Regional Director of Education, on Wednesday chastised teachers in the region for their lackadaisical attitudes towards teaching.

JAMAN N:
Plan Ghana donates furniture to schools
Friday, October 04 2013

Plan Ghana, an educational non-governmental organisation (NGO), has presented furniture costing GHC32,000.00 to be distributed equally to three junior high schools at Suma Ahenkro in the Jaman North District.

SECURITY:
We Won’t Spare Anyone – Amadu Sorogho
Friday, October 04 2013

Board Chairman of the Ghana National Fire Service, (GNFS) has denied any personal involvement in the contract that led to the purchase of sub-standard uniforms for the service.

OFFINSO N:
Assembly establishes complaint unit
Friday, October 04 2013

The Offinso North District Assembly of the Ashanti Region has established a complaint unit within the assembly as part of efforts to improve governance at the local level.

ATEBUBU-A:
DCE pays courtesy call on traditional council
Friday, October 04 2013

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atebubu-Amantin, Mr Sampson Owusu Boateng has paid a courtesy call on the Atebubu Traditional Council in Atebubu.

SOCIAL:
Planned award for Akufo-Addo stirs up confusion among NUGS executives
Friday, October 04 2013

A decision by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) to confer an award on the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, has been condemned by some executive members of the student’s body.

N JUABEN:
Re-wiring of Koforidua Market almost completed
Friday, October 04 2013

Re-wiring of the Koforidua Central Market is almost complete, Hon. Mark Assibey Yeboah, Member of Parliament for New Juaben South has disclosed.

SPORTS:
Ghana to start training in Accra on Tuesday
Friday, October 04 2013

Ghana’s squad will begin camping on Tuesday in Accra to start preparations for the Brazil 2014 World Cup playoff first leg tie against Egypt at home in a two weeks.

AMA:
Vanderpuije defends transport sector reforms
Friday, October 04 2013

Dr Oko Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive says the reforms introduced by Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in the transport are geared towards the quality and safety of commuters.

KINTAMPO N:
Community school gets new classroom block
Friday, October 04 2013

A six unit classroom block valued at Gh¢244,391.00, constructed for Dr Saunders Community Basic School at Kintampo, has been inaugurated.

OBUASI:
‘LESDEP Is Not Father Christmas’ – MCE
Friday, October 04 2013

Mr. Richard Ofori Agyemang Boadi, the Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive, has reminded beneficiaries of Local Enterprise and Skills Development (LESDEP) programme that the programme was not a “father Christmas” facility for the Ghanaian Youths.

ENVIRONMENT:
Mining company ordered to pay $730,252.30 for breach of contract
Friday, October 04 2013

The Accra Fast Track High Court has awarded a $730,252.30 judgement against Noble Gold Bibiani Limited, an Australian mining company, for breach of contract.

SUNYANI:
Assembly moves to control traffic jams
Friday, October 04 2013

The Sunyani Municipal Assembly has stepped up moves to control vehicular traffic congestion and unauthorized parking in Sunyani, as the municipality grows into a Metropolitan status.

MADINA:
Town hall meeting held at Oyarifa
Friday, October 04 2013

The La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipal Assembly on Wednesday organised a town hall meeting for the chiefs and people at Oyarifa, in the Greater Accra Region, where issues like the 2014 fiscal policy were discussed.

SOCIAL:
International media must stop disgracing Africa - Mahama
Friday, October 04 2013

The President of Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has hit out at the international media asking them to stop disgracing Africa by focusing on negative stories on the continent.

TAMALE:
NDC Communication team congratulates Tamale MCE
Friday, October 04 2013

The Northern Regional Communication Team of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has congratulated Mr. Abdul-Rhaman Abdul-Hanan Gundado for his confirmation as the Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) and appealed to all stakeholders to support him.

BOLGA:
NGO builds capacity of the disabled
Friday, October 04 2013

Some Persons With Disabilities(PWDs) in the Upper East Region dropped out of school in 2012 because some assemblies in the region diverted monies meant for them under the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) into other activities.

W MAMPRUSI:
MP to support stock selected SHS libraries with text books
Friday, October 04 2013

The Member of Parliament for Walewale , Hon. Sagre Bambangi says as part of his contributions to education, he has resolved to stock libraries of selected Senior High Schools(SHS) in his constituency with basic text books and other useful educational materials to help equip and broaden the horizon of students in education.

SOCIAL:
New Lawyers called to the bar
Saturday, October 05 2013

Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodore Wood, has urged newly qualified lawyers to be committed to rule of law and strive to promote the ideals of governance.

SOCIAL:
Govt to cushion Ghanaians against new utility tariffs
Saturday, October 05 2013

Government will soon announce measures to cushion Ghanaians and industries in the wake of new utility tariffs which took effect this month.

SOCIAL:
Govt to cushion Ghanaians against new utility tariffs
Saturday, October 05 2013

Government will soon announce measures to cushion Ghanaians and industries in the wake of new utility tariffs which took effect this month.

ATEBUBU:
DCE pays courtesy call on Traditional Council
Saturday, October 05 2013

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atebubu-Amantin, Mr Sampson Owusu Boateng has paid a courtesy call on the Atebubu Traditional Council in Atebubu.

OFFINSO N:
Assembly holds second ordinary meeting
Saturday, October 05 2013

The District Chief Executive for Offinso North, Mr Samuel Appiah-Kubi has stated that the time has come for assembly members to assist management of the Assembly to find new ways of generating revenue instead of the over-reliance on the District Assemblies’ Common Fund whose disbursement often takes a long time.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t won’t hesitate to use force in Lower Manya if persuasion fails - Minister
Saturday, October 05 2013

Government says though it will use diplomacy in solving the impasse between local government authorities and the chiefs and people of Lower Manya Krobo in the Eastern Region, the law will be applied if it fails.

STMA:
Coordinating Council presents computers to institutions
Saturday, October 05 2013

The Western Regional Coordinating Council has presented laptops and scanners to eight Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and five institutions in the Western Region.

SEWFI WIAWSO:
Funerals banned in Sefwi lands till December
Saturday, October 05 2013

The final funeral rites of the late Paramount Chief Sewfi Wiawso, Nana Nkuah Okumdom, the second, will be held on December 13 this year.

SOCIAL:
Government commits GH¢ 350 million towards road sector
Saturday, October 05 2013

Government has since June released GH¢ 350 million for the road sub-sector out of the GH¢ 706 million allocated in the 2013 budget.

AGONA W:
Assembly asked to retain PM
Sunday, October 06 2013

Mr Samuel Oppong, Agona West Municipal Chief Executive, has appealed to members of the Assembly to retain Mr Haruna Nuhu Sani, the Presiding Member to continue his good work to develop the Municipality.

DANGME E:
Ada outdoors Paramount Queen
Sunday, October 06 2013

Residents of Big Ada in Dangme East District of Greater Accra Region has celebrated the outdooring of Naana Obuade Okoryoo II as Paramount Queen of Ada.

N JUABEN:
Assembly to tackle poor sanitation problem
Sunday, October 06 2013

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly, has directed that people who dump refuse at unauthorised places and litre public places should be arrested and prosecuted as a means to deal with the sanitation menace.

WA:
Yifah Simon Jude is 2013 National Best Teacher
Sunday, October 06 2013

Yifah Simon Jude has been adjudged 2013 National Best Teacher.

SUNYANI:
B.Ahafo chapter of Credit Union initiates project
Sunday, October 06 2013

The Brong-Ahafo Chapter of Ghana Co-operative Credit Unions Association Limited has performed a sod-cutting ceremony at  Abesim near Sunyani for the construction of a one-storey office complex estimated at GH¢330,668.00.

TAMALE:
Make Tamale a safe haven for habitation – MCE
Sunday, October 06 2013

Mr Abdul-Rhaman Abdul-Hanan Gundado, Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has appealed to chiefs and opinion leaders in the Metropolis to unite and work towards making Tamale a safe haven for habitation.

ASANTE A S:
Street naming committee inaugurated at Odumase
Sunday, October 06 2013

A 13 - member committee to supervise street naming and property addressing system in the Asante-Akim South Municipality has been inaugurated at Odumase.

AMA:
6 MMDCEs sworn into office
Sunday, October 06 2013

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) have been urged to ensure that the pursuit of the general good of the people becomes their top priority.

POLITICS:
Rawlings demands urgent reforms in NDC
Sunday, October 06 2013

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has warned of serious problems for the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2016 elections if the party fails to urgently embark on significant reforms to clean up its image.

EDUCATION:
Takoradi Polytechnic begins training in oil and gas
Monday, October 07 2013

 The Takoradi Polytechnic begun training students in oil and gas related courses at its newly established Jubilee Technical Training Centre (JTTC).

ENERGY:
VRA wants more than 78.9% electricity tariff increment
Monday, October 07 2013

Officials of the Volta River Authority (VRA) say the 78.9% tariff increment approved by the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) recently will not be favourable for their operations.

BONGO:
Farmers schooled on improved variety of cereals
Monday, October 07 2013

Some farmers in the Upper East Region, have been schooled to appreciate the intricacies of agricultural trials to reduce crops susceptibly to aflatoxin and parasites.

SOCIAL:
Donors haven’t withdrawn support for Ghana – Gov’t
Monday, October 07 2013

The Government of Ghana has denied reports that the country’s international partners have withdrawn donor support for the West African country.

SOCIAL:
Veep extols selfless service to humanity
Monday, October 07 2013

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur at the weekend extolled the virtue of humility and service without complaint in all spheres of human endeavour.

AHANTA W:
Coordinating Council presents computers to institutions
Monday, October 07 2013

The Western Regional Coordinating Council has presented laptops and scanners to eight Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and five institutions in the Western Region.

GARU T:
District elects Presiding Member
Monday, October 07 2013

Mr Daniel Syme, Deputy Upper East Regional Minister at the weekend called on Presiding Members to operate an open door administration.

C COAST:
Assembly to prosecute fake revenue collectors
Monday, October 07 2013

The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly is investigating a case in which some fraudsters are said to be issuing fake market tickets to traders and market women, making the Assembly to lose huge sums of revenue.

EDUCATION:
BECE grades sold for Ghc6,000 - Educationist
Monday, October 07 2013

An Educationist from the University of Ghana, Mr. Kwame Gyasi, says he has information that grades are being changed through the backdoor for Ghc6,000, for prospective Senior High School (SHS) students.

HEALTH:
Undergraduate medical education needs support
Monday, October 07 2013

The Ghana Medical Association has called on government to consider providing full scholarships or grants to undergraduate medical students and help make medical education affordable to all.

ECONOMICS:
’We are far from going to HIPC’ - Terkper
Monday, October 07 2013

Ghana’s Minister of Finance, Mr. Seth Terkper has stated categorically that the country is far from going back to HIPC, despite a shooting public debt.

TMA:
Veep extols selfless service to humanity
Monday, October 07 2013

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur at the weekend extolled the virtue of humility and service without complaint in all spheres of human endeavour.

N JUABEN FLOOD:
Life returns to affected communities
Monday, October 07 2013

Life has returned to communities which were affecting by four hours of heavy rainfall last Thursday causing destruction to a number of properties.

KETU N:
Dzodze celebrates Deza Festival
Monday, October 07 2013

The chiefs and people of Dzodze Traditional Area in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region have celebrated their 12 "Deza" Festival.

K NANKANA W:
DCE vows to fight fertilizer smuggling
Monday, October 07 2013

The newly appointed District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Kassena Nankana West District, Mr. George Nonterah has emphasized his commitment to help fight the smuggling of fertilizers in the area.

AKUAPEM S:
Rotary Club donates to Asempaneye primary school
Monday, October 07 2013

The Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central on Monday donated school items worth GH¢ 5,000 to the Primary School at Asempaneye, a village in the Akwapim North District of the Eastern Region.

AHAFO ANO N:
Assembly Supports Tepa Police
Monday, October 07 2013

The Ahafo Ano North District Assembly has given a massive boost to the local police by providing office and residential accommodation to the service at the district capital of Tepa.

JIRAPA:
DCE wants collaboration from residents to develop district
Monday, October 07 2013

The District Chief Executive for Jirapa in the Upper West Region, Madam Vivien-Nelly Kunko Benongkore has appealed to the chiefs and people of the area to join forces and collaborate with the assembly in order to bring development to the district.

ECONOMY:
Ghana’s public debt is fourth highest in Africa - World Bank
Tuesday, October 08 2013

Ghana has been ranked as the fourth country in Africa which has the highest public debt in relation the total value of the economy.

BUSINESS:
Gov’t paid 9 other Spanish firms over €65m without parliamentary approval - Isofoton claims
Tuesday, October 08 2013

Embattled Spanish firm Isofoton is accusing the Attorney-General of discrimination because it is not the only company to receive payments without parliamentary approval.

SEKYERE CENTRAL:
Beposo churches vow to defy noise ban
Tuesday, October 08 2013

The Local Council of Churches at Beposo in the Sekyere Central District of Ashanti Region, has vowed to defy the ban on drumming and noise-making by the traditional authority, setting the stage for a head-on collision.

ENERGY:
50.9% tariff increment is not enough – ECG
Tuesday, October 08 2013

The Electricity Company of Ghana has admitted that although consumers of electricity are dissatisfied with the services they provide, the right tariffs should have been approved to enable the company run efficiently.

SOCIAL:
Minister inspects distribution of national ID
Tuesday, October 08 2013

Dr Mustapha Ahmed, Minister of State at the presidency on Monday visited selected centers designated for the distributions of the National Identification cards in Accra

AMA:
Police to arraign 80 unruly drivers before court
Tuesday, October 08 2013

The Police Service is to arraign about 80 taxi drivers plying their trade in Accra who were arrested for embarking on illegal demonstrations on monday.

ENERGY:
Quantum Power to provide gas to Tema
Tuesday, October 08 2013

Quantum Power Ghana Gas Limited is set to provide Liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Tema power companies and manufacturers in the first quarter of 2016.

SPORTS:
GFA writes to FIFA to move Ghana/Egypt clash from Cairo
Tuesday, October 08 2013

Ghana has requested that the return leg of the World Cup qualifying playoff with Egypt on November 19 2013 be moved to a safe and secure venue.

SOCIAL:
Otumfuo summons bribery accusers before God and gods
Tuesday, October 08 2013

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has categorically denied the allegation that he served as a conduit for the alleged bribery of the Supreme Court judges who adjudicated on the 2012 presidential election petition to deliver judgement in favour of President John Dramani Mahama.

SAVELUGU:
3 dead, one seriously injured in fatal road crash at Savelugu
Tuesday, October 08 2013

Three persons are feared dead and one other person is in critical condition after a head on collision between a metro-mass bus and a Nissan saloon car at Savelugu on the Tamale-Bolgatanga highway.

AHAFO ANO N:
District receives massive dev’t projects
Tuesday, October 08 2013

The Ahafo Ano North District Assembly has decided to terminate contracts for projects which have been abandoned by contractors in the district, the District Chief Executive, David Addae Amankwah, briefed the Second General Meeting of the Assembly at Tepa.

EDUCATION:
We won’t accept redeployment from GES - NAGRAT
Tuesday, October 08 2013

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has directed its members not to accept any form of redeployment from the Ghana Education Service (GES).

BUILSA S:
DCE to bridge development gap
Tuesday, October 08 2013

Madam Elizabeth Jane Afuic, one of the two female District Chief Executives (DCEs) in the Upper East Region, has committed herself to collaborate with the technocrats and other assembly members to bridge the development gap between Builsa South and the rest of the country.

HEALTH:
Tariff hikes could spark waves of suicide - GMA
Tuesday, October 08 2013

The Ghana Medical Association says the recent hikes in utility tariffs could contribute to a rise in suicide cases in Ghana.

MADINA:
Gov’t Appointee assumes office as MCE
Tuesday, October 08 2013

Franklin P. Anku, a former Government Appointee of the Ga East Municipal Assembly has some few weeks ago assumed office as the Municipal Chief Executive for the La-Nkwantanaang Madina Municipal Assembly.

SUNYANI:
MCE commissions 3 new projects
Tuesday, October 08 2013

The Municipal chief executive of Sunyani, Mr Kwasi Oppong Ababio has urged Ghanaians to complement government’s efforts at improving infrastructure in the country by maintaining government facilities.

K NANKANA W:
DCE gears up to salvage fallen standard of education
Tuesday, October 08 2013

The Kassena Nankana West district may experience a leap in the results of its Basic Education Certificate Exams(BECE) in subsequent years, as the new DCE for the area, George Nonterah is bracing up to overhaul the educational system to improve the academic laurels of school children.

SOCIAL:
TUC gives PURC, govt 10-day ultimatum to slash tariff increases
Tuesday, October 08 2013

Organized labour has given the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) and the government a 10-day ultimatum, beginning today, to slash the tariff increases to one-third.

SOCIAL:
Assemblies must stop “okada” business - NRSC
Wednesday, October 09 2013

Mr David Osafo Adonteng, Director of Planning and Programmes of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), on Tuesday called on  Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to stop commercial motorbike operations popularly known as "Okada", in their districts.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t directs committee on tariff hikes to present preliminary report for mitigation measures
Wednesday, October 09 2013

Government has requested a working group it set up to look into the impact of recent utility tariff hikes to present its preliminary report for mitigation measures to be taken.

HO WEST:
VR teachers to get common scheme of work
Wednesday, October 09 2013

The Ghana Education Service (GES) Directorate in the Volta Region is to introduce a common scheme of work for all teachers in the Region.

ECONOMY:
World Bank Cautions Ghana...
Wednesday, October 09 2013

The World Bank has cautioned Ghana against its rising debt, which it says has the tendency to stifle the country’s economic growth and deepen poverty.

ECONOMICS:
Gov’t launches yam sector development strategy
Wednesday, October 09 2013

Government has launched a Ghana Yam Sector Development Strategy to increase fresh yam production, commercialisation and value addition.

SOCIAL:
Pupils Pay For School Feeding
Wednesday, October 09 2013

The head teacher of the Kotobabi 3 and 4 Primary School in the Accra Metropolis has denied allegations of ‘extorting’ money from pupils supposedly fed under the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).

BOLGA:
Impersonation creeping into NHIS at Bolga-Culprits warned
Wednesday, October 09 2013

The Upper East Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the National Health Insurance scheme(NHIS), Mr. Timothy Iresong, is not happy that some families will only register one member with the scheme,whiles the rest of the members use that one person’s card to access health care.

EDUCATION:
Second SHS placement begins tomorrow
Wednesday, October 09 2013

The second placement of qualified candidates into senior high schools (SHS) and technical institutions (TIs) under the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) will begin tomorrow, October 10, 2013.

CAPE C:
MP registers 700 people under NHIS
Wednesday, October 09 2013

Some seven hundred people in the Cape Coast South Constituency in the central region have been registered under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHLS) by the Member of Parliament Kweku Rickket–Hagan.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t replies TUC over tariff hikes
Wednesday, October 09 2013

Government says it is impossible to grant the request of Trades Union Congress over the recent tariff increment.

PRESTEA:
Boppoh Methodist Primary presented with computers, jerseys
Wednesday, October 09 2013

The Member of Parliament for Prestea  Huni  Valley, Francis Koffie Adu – Blay has presented computers and  jerseys  worth five thousand three hundred  and fifty Ghana Cedis  to Boppoh  Methodist Primary School.

KWAHU N:
Six-unit block for Maamekrobo LA Primary
Wednesday, October 09 2013

Construction of a six-unit classroom block at Maamekrobo LA Primary School in the Kwahu North District in the Eastern Region has commenced.

K NANKANA E:
Promote international standards for teaching-Director
Wednesday, October 09 2013

The Director of Education for Kassena-Nakana East Municipality, Mr. Stanislaus Alu Kadinddi has prayed government to empower teachers with systems that would enable them achieve excellence.

C GONJA:
DCE galvanizes support for development
Wednesday, October 09 2013

Mr Mumuni Shiraz Ibin Yacin, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Central Gonja, has appealed to Heads of Decentralized Departments to be committed to their work to ensure the development of the area.

SPORTS:
President Mahama backs Black Stars to go for victory
Wednesday, October 09 2013

Ghana President, H.E. John Mahama made a surprise visit to see Ghana’s World Cup squad in training on Wednesday, telling the players that they have the country’s support.

HEALTH:
Hajj pilgrims at risk of contracting deadly virus
Wednesday, October 09 2013

Ghanaian pilgrims returning from this year’s Hajj are at risk of contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) discovered in Saudi Arabia last year, a medical doctor has warned.

GARU T:
Assembly to make ICT interesting
Wednesday, October 09 2013

Mr Alfred Akoka, District Chief Executive for Garu-Tempane, has said his outfit was committed to make the teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT) more attractive to students in the district.

W GONJA:
FAO Pilots Agricultural Project
Wednesday, October 09 2013

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations is to pilot a project to reduce rural poverty and strengthen livelihoods in 18 communities in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region.

ASUNAFO N:
Fianko Community gets 6-unit classroom block
Wednesday, October 09 2013

The Asunafo North Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Mohammed Kwaku Doku has commissioned a 6-classroom block with ancillary facilities worth over GH¢160,000.00 for the people of Fianko in the Asunafo North Municipal of Brong Ahafo Region.

C GONJA:
DCE solicits support for development
Thursday, October 10 2013

Mr Mumuni Shiraz Ibin Yacin, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Central Gonja, has appealed to Heads of Decentralized Departments to be committed to their work to ensure the development of the area.

GA S:
Health Directorate gets assistance
Thursday, October 10 2013

The Driver and Vehicle License Authority (DVLA) has donated 200 bags of cement costing Gh¢320, 000 to the Ga South Health Directorate to build a Blood Bank for the Ga South District Hospital.

HEALTH:
Put private midwives on Govt payroll - Midwife
Thursday, October 10 2013

A midwife operating in a private maternity home (name withheld), has suggested that private midwives within the country should be put on the government payroll system for them to also receive the same benefits that those in the government health facilities enjoy.

ELLEMBELE:
6th whale in a month washed ashore in Ellembelle
Thursday, October 10 2013

Another dead whale has washed ashore at Asanta in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region last Tuesday night.

SOCIAL:
TUC plan emergency meeting as organised labor divided over 10-day ultimatum
Thursday, October 10 2013

The struggle by organized labour to present a unified front in opposing utility tariff increases just suffered a major setback as some groups question the approach by TUC to threaten government with a massive nationwide strike.

ENERGY:
We will not reverse new tariffs - PURC
Thursday, October 10 2013

The Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC) will not withdraw the new utility tariffs despite pressure from various quarters.

SANITATION:
Okyehene sanitation campaign project launched
Thursday, October 10 2013

A fundraising campaign aimed at mobilizing funds from the public to help salvage the deplorable sanitation situation in the country was on Wednesday launched in Accra.

GA E:
Abokobi Rural Bank asked to guard against money laundering
Thursday, October 10 2013

Mr Kwadwo Aye Kusi, Managing Director of ARB Apex Bank, on Wednesday appealed to the management of the Abokobi Area Rural Bank to be diligent and guard against money laundering and illicit trade.

ENERGY:
Oil and Gas Year Book launched
Thursday, October 10 2013

Dr George Sipa-Adjah Yankey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana National Gas Company (GhanaGas) has been adjudged as Ghana’s Oil and Gas industry’s “Man of the Year”.

HO:
“Stop singing no money”- Directors told
Thursday, October 10 2013

Dr. Callistus Mahama, Head of Local Government Service (LGS), on Tuesday appealed to Metropolitan Municipal and District Coordinating Directors to “stop singing no money” and explore revenue opportunities within their jurisdictions to undertake development projects.

ENERGY:
GRIDco: Tariff increment “inadequate”, it’s a “reduction in real terms”
Thursday, October 10 2013

Power Transmitter, Ghana Grid Company (GRIDco) says the recent 13.5 percent increment in tariffs granted it by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) is “inadequate”.

EDUCATION:
Govt to decentralise education - Ablakwa
Thursday, October 10 2013

Government is considering a proposal to decentralise education to ensure effectiveness and efficiency. This will ensure efficiency and make teaching and learning more effective at the district level.

TANO S:
NGO organizes workshop on organic farming methods
Thursday, October 10 2013

A non-governmental organization (NGO), Human Care and Maintenance Foundation (HUCAM) based in Bechem, the capital of the Tano South District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region last week organized a one day capacity building workshop for vegetable farmers and agro-chemical sellers in the area.

SOCIAL:
Pro-poor subsidies for electricity still in place - Gov’t
Thursday, October 10 2013

Government says subsidies it offered in the past to cushion the poor and the vulnerable against electricity tariff hikes are still in place despite the latest tariff increases.

ASUNAFO N:
Primary school gets support from NGO
Thursday, October 10 2013

The Headmaster of Asukese L/A Primary and Junior High School (JHS) in the Asunafo North Municipality, Mr. Roland Naab,has disclosed that lack of good infrastructure is hampering effective teaching and learning in the school.

ASUOGYAMAN:
GYEEDA beneficiaries get start-up kits
Thursday, October 10 2013

Some 143 beneficiaries who successfully completed skills development training programmes in various vocational modules in the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region have been advised to exhibit professionalism at their work places.

SUHUM:
Workshop on composite budget ends at Suhum
Thursday, October 10 2013

A training workshop on the concept of Decentralized Development Planning and Budgeting under Ghana’s decentralization policy for youth leaders has ended at Suhum.

OFFINSO S:
MCE denies abysmal performance claims
Thursday, October 10 2013

The Chief Executive for Offinso Municipality Mr. Baffour Kesse-Amankwaa has denied accusation from members of his area over non-performance claims and has asked propagators of such utterances to be ignored.

SAVELUGU:
Farmers in Northern Region receive insurance claims
Thursday, October 10 2013

Some ninety farmers in the Northern Region who insured their farms with the Ghana Agricultural Insurance Pool (GAIP) have been paid insurance claims as compensation for crop losses due to drought.

STMA:
Assembly member calls for more funds
Thursday, October 10 2013

Mr. Adamu Musah, Assembly member for Sofo-Zongo in Kwesimintim, has called on the government to allocate a portion of Members of Parliament Common Fund to assembly members for community projects.

ENERGY:
Prepare to pay higher electricity tariffs - VRA warns
Thursday, October 10 2013

The Volta River Authority (VRA) is cautioning Ghanaians to brace themselves to pay even higher electricity tariffs if the country moves into having more independent power producers (IPPs.

STMA:
Special School faces financial challenges
Thursday, October 10 2013

Ms Elizabeth Ameworwor, the Headmistress of the Twin City Special School, on Thursday said the school could no longer offer home service to mentally retarded children and children with spinal disability.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t to collect data on state properties
Thursday, October 10 2013

The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing is to collect data on all state properties in the country and capture them into a central database as a way of managing government assets more efficiently.

SOCIAL:
Poverty rate to fall to between 16 - 30% by 2030–World Bank
Thursday, October 10 2013

The World Bank has cautioned Ghana against its rising debt, which it says has the tendency to stifle the country’s economic growth and deepen poverty.

ENERGY:
Govt to invest $20bn in new oil discoveries
Friday, October 11 2013

The huge investment is expected to boost the production of oil and gas in Ghana and, consequently, the national economy in significant measure.

STMA:
Adamu Musah adjudged best Assemblyman
Thursday, October 10 2013

Mr. Adamu Musah, Assembly member for Sofo-Zongo in Kwesimintim, has called on the government to allocate a portion of Members of Parliament Common Fund to assembly members for community projects.

DORMAA W:
Nkrankwanta Rural Bank makes profit
Thursday, October 10 2013

The Nkrankwanta Area Rural Bank Limited in the Dormaa West District, Brong Ahafo Region, recorded a profit before tax of GH¢63,566.00 in 2012, as against GH¢60,215.00 in 2011, representing a marginal increase of six per cent.

SUNYANI:
CILIA Orphanage home appeals for assistance
Thursday, October 10 2013

The Compassion is Love in Action (CILIA) Children’s Home at Yawhima in the Sunyani Municipality is in dire need of financial and other assistance for efficient and effective management of the home.

AMA:
We can’t rid Accra of cow markets – AMA
Friday, October 11 2013

The Public Health Division of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has said it is unable to clear the emerging cattle kraals springing up in the capital city due to resistance it faces from the owners of the cattle.

SOCIAL:
MMDAS asked to formulate Local Economic policies to enhance revenue generation
Friday, October 11 2013

The Central Regional Minister,  Mr Samuel Sarpong,  has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District  Assemblies (MMDAs)  to formulate Local Economic  Development (LED)  interventions to stimulate economic activities to enhance revenue mobilization.

SOCIAL:
Veep attends AU meeting in Ethiopia
Friday, October 11 2013

The Vice-President, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, will leave Accra today for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend an extraordinary meeting of the African Union.

CRIME:
One suspected robber killed, two severely injured in shootout with Police
Friday, October 11 2013

Police in Obuasi have shot and killed a suspected armed robber and wounded two others during a shootout with them on Thursday night.

GA W:
ROKA International School new building inaugurated
Friday, October 11 2013

A two-storey new school block for the Roka International Complex at Fise in the Ga West Municipality has been inaugurated.

ENERGY:
GNAT supports TUC on utility tariffs
Friday, October 11 2013

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) on Thursday declared its support for the Ghana Trades Union Congress and called on government to reduce the recent increase in utility tariffs.

SUNYANI:
Assembly targets more revenue from car parking
Friday, October 11 2013

The Sunyani Municipal Assembly is to cast its revenue net wide to argument its current Internally Generated Fund (IGF) through a proposed car parking management project -- expected to fetch about GH¢609,408 annually from a projected 1,058 parking spaces, if successfully implemented.

TECHIMAN:
Assembly to benefit from US$42,000 waste management plant
Friday, October 11 2013

Abrono Organic Farming Project (ABOFAP) a non-government organisation based in Techiman is constructing a Decentralised Composting of Organic Fraction of the Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region at the cost of US$42,000.

ATEBUBU:
Assembly/MP support Foryawo Festival
Friday, October 11 2013

The Atebubu–Amantin District Chief Executive Mr Sampson Owusu Boateng together with the Member of Parliament MP Mr Sanja Nanja have jointly made a donation to the traditional council in support of this year’s “Foryawo” yam Festival.

TAIN:
Committee for street naming inaugurated
Friday, October 11 2013

Following the national street naming and operational guidelines on property addressing policy launched in April 2012 by his Excellency John Dramani Mahama, a committee has been set and inaugurated by the Tain District Assembly (TDA) to plan and conduct activities to address the issue of orderly human settlement and development in the district.

SOCIAL:
CLOSSAG declares nationwide strike Monday
Friday, October 11 2013

Members of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOSSAG) will on Monday October 14th embark on a nationwide strike in protest of unpaid allowances.

PRESTEA:
School faces infrastructure deficit
Friday, October 11 2013

Authorities of the Nana Amoakwah Model School (NAMS) Complex at Damang, which produced the 2013 overall National best teacher, say the award has triggered an increase in the school’s enrollment, but there are inadequate classrooms to accommodate the numbers.

SECURITY:
Ghana’s Police is now pro-active not reactive - Mahama
Friday, October 11 2013

President Mahama has commended IGP Mohammed Alhassan and the Police service for what he described as the paradigm shift in policing the country.

KMA:
Kumasi Mayor takes bold step to develop city
Friday, October 11 2013

Mayor of Kumasi, Mr Kojo Bonsu, signed an international agreement for his city to join the World Cities Network (WCN) last Monday October 7.

TAMALE:
Group in Northern Region roots for Bugri Naabu
Friday, October 11 2013

A group within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Northern Region calling itself the Concern Youth of NPP has appealed to sympathizers and members of the party to convince Mr Daniel Bugri Naabu to contest for the position of NPP Northern Regional Chairman.

ENERGY:
Government to invest $20 billion in new oil discoveries
Saturday, October 12 2013

The government will invest about $20 billion in the development of new oil discoveries over the next five years, the Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has indicated.

SOCIAL:
Mahama reconstitutes four boards
Saturday, October 12 2013

President John Mahama has reconstituted the boards of the National Service Scheme, the National Board for Small Scale Industries, and made new appointments to Boards of the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Venture Capital Fund

SOCIAL:
Discrimination against the girl child must end – Lordina
Saturday, October 12 2013

First lady, Lordina Mahama has called for an end to discrimination against the girl child.

SECURITY:
GAF organizes shooting demonstration
Saturday, October 12 2013

The Ghana Armed Forces on Friday held its annual Land Combat Power Demonstration Exercise at the Bundase Training Camp in Prampram.

SPORTS:
Asantehene tells Black Stars to go past Egypt hurdle
Saturday, October 12 2013

Players of the senior men’s national team have been encouraged to get a good first leg result against Egypt in the World Cup qualifying playoff on Tuesday.

SOCIAL:
United States Embassy to lay off workers if...
Saturday, October 12 2013

The United States Embassy in Accra is operating on a residual budget because of the partial shut down by the government, an Official of the Embassy said on Friday.

TAMALE:
Yam prices fall in Tamale
Saturday, October 12 2013

The Aboabo and Central markets, both in Tamale, saw a major reduction in the price of yam in the week ending October 11. For example, four tubers of medium sized yam are sold this week at GH¢ 3.00 as against last week’s price of GH¢ 4.00 per three tubers.

DORMAA:
MMDAs should account to local people
Sunday, October 13 2013

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) have been urged to be accountable to the local people to enable them to generate more revenue needed for development.

TAMALE:
President to meet ’disappointed’ MMDCES, MPs
Sunday, October 13 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday announced that he would soon organize a meeting with all Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives, and parliamentary candidates who lost their seats in the December 2012 elections to deliberate on the way forward.

SOCIAL:
Transport Ministry/agencies on road safety walk
Sunday, October 13 2013

Staff of the Ministry of Transport and its agencies on Saturday embarked on a road safety walk to educate and sensitise drivers and the public on road safety issues in Accra.

POLITICS:
Cancellation of UDS award to Rawlings was a disservice to the nation - Mahama
Sunday, October 13 2013

President John Mahama says decision to cancel an honorary doctorate award by the University for Development Studies (UDS) to former president Rawlings during the NPP administration was a great disservice to the nation.

ENERGY:
Ghana to generate 5000MW of power by 2016
Sunday, October 13 2013

The Minister for Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has stated that Ghana is poised to achieving its target of generating 5000MW of power by the close of 2016.

ENERGY:
ECG Upgrades Facilities To Improve Service
Sunday, October 13 2013

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is investing $20 million to upgrade its systems and installations to minimise the frequency and duration of power outages.

SOCIAL:
LEAP beneficiaries to receive cash
Sunday, October 13 2013

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has set October 14 -18 to disburse cash ranging from GH¢ 96.00 to GH¢ 180.00 to 72,000 beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP).

INTERNATIONAL:
AU urges ICC to defer Uhuru Kenyatta case
Sunday, October 13 2013

The African Union summit in Ethiopia has demanded a deferral of The Hague trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, due to start in November.

POLITICS:
Rawlings: Mahama is encircled by “greedy crookish monsters”
Sunday, October 13 2013

Former President Jerry Rawlings has chastised President John Mahama’s inability to keep “the bad ones” and “crookish monsters” away from the Presidency.

HEALTH:
Establishment of Mental Health Board advocated
Sunday, October 13 2013

The Chief Psychiatrist of the Mental Health Authority, Dr Kwesi Osei, has demanded the establishment of a Mental Health Board to ensure the implementation of the new Mental Health Law passed by Parliament last year.

AJUMAKO:
NGO trains women to maintain boreholes
Sunday, October 13 2013

The Rural Education and Development Programme (REDEP), a non-governmental organisation, has organised a three-day workshop on the maintenance of boreholes to ensure their long lifespan.

SOCIAL:
Plan Ghana to award 1,500 scholarships
Sunday, October 13 2013

Plan Ghana, an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) will in the next two years award 1,500 scholarship to brilliant but needy students at the various levels of education.

EFFUTU:
MCE admonishes civil servants against strike
Monday, October 14 2013

Mr Nii Ephraim, Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, has advised local government workers threatening nationwide strike to rescind their decision.

JASIKAN:
Ultra modern lorry pack inaugurated
Monday, October 14 2013

The Jasikan District Assembly has inaugurated an ultra modern lorry pack at the cost of about GHC 400,000.

POLITICS:
IEA, Political Parties hold forum on electoral reforms
Monday, October 14 2013

The Ghana Political Parties Programme (GPPP) under the auspices of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has initiated a non-partisan engagement towards electoral reforms in the country.

ENERGY:
Govt awaits recommendations on utility tariffs – Prez
Monday, October 14 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has assured that the government is ready to work with any recommendation towards ameliorating the effects of utility tariff increases on the people to be presented by the working group set up to look into the impact of recent utility tariff hikes.
 

AGONA W:
Vocational institute assists needy girls
Monday, October 14 2013

The SprecJoe Vocational Training Institute at Agona Swedru, has offered scholarships to 40 deprived girls from Ekumfi Eyisam to pursue courses in nursing at the Kings Nursing Training College in Accra.

SOCIAL:
Ghana backs deferment of Kenyatta, Ruto trial
Monday, October 14 2013

Ghana has backed the position of the African Union (AU) in requesting the International Criminal Court (ICC) to defer the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.

SECURITY:
GAF ready to combat external forces
Monday, October 14 2013

Officers and men of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) demonstrated their preparedness to protect the country against external forces when they displayed their armoury at this year’s land combat power demonstration exercise at the Bundase Military Training Camp last Friday.

SUNYANI:
Regional climate conference to open on Tuesday
Monday, October 14 2013

The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) will host the three-day Organization of Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Africa Regional Conference from Tuesday, October 15-18 in Sunyani.

YILO K:
Assembly on course to meeting revenue target
Monday, October 14 2013

The Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly is on course to meeting its revenue target for the year as the assembly has as at August collected GH¢589,485.88 representing 69 percent of its internally generated funds.

SOCIAL:
CLOGSAG begins indefinite strike
Monday, October 14 2013

Members of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) have embark on an indefinite nationwide strike starting today Monday October 14.

ASUTIFI:
Ahafo Mine employees benefit from SIAST course
Monday, October 14 2013

Twenty-three local employees at the Ahafo Project of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) in the Asutifi District of Brong-Ahafo Region have completed various advanced courses in welding and presented with certificates.

SPORTS:
Egypt FA given October 28 deadline by FIFA
Monday, October 14 2013

FIFA has given the Egyptian Football Association an October 28 deadline to provide a comprehensive security assurances ahead of the second-leg of the 2014 World Cup playoff.

ASUNAFO N:
NGO presents 3,000 pair of shoes to pupils
Monday, October 14 2013

Bright Generation Community Foundation, a Kumasi-based NGO has distributed a total of 3,000 pair of shoes to school children in selected deprived schools in the Asunafo North Municipality.

AKATSI N:
District deepens community participation in development
Monday, October 14 2013

The Akatsi North District Assembly has put in place measures to ensure the active participation of the people in the decision-making process, particularly on issues concerning the execution of development projects.

K NANKANA W:
DCE assures of improved road networks
Monday, October 14 2013

The new District Chief Executive for the Kassena Nankana West District Assembly, George Nonterah says almost all the roads linking the Eastern part of the district like Sirigu, Mirigu and Kanbiga amongst others are in deplorable conditions and must be upgraded.

ASUOGYAMAN:
Boys’ dormitory at Anum SHS to be rehabilitated
Monday, October 14 2013

A boys’ dormitory block at the Anum Senior High School in the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region is to be rehabilitated, Mr. Thomas Ampem Nyarko, District Chief Executive has hinted.

AGRICULTURE:
Biofuel development should not compromise food security - FAO
Monday, October 14 2013

The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Committee on World Food Security (CFS) at its meeting in Rome has stressed the link between biofuels and food security, saying that “biofuel development should not compromise food security.

BOLGA:
Internal wrangling derails development at Bolgatanga Assembly
Monday, October 14 2013

The Upper East Regional Minister, Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru has noted with dismay the internal wrangling at the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly, and has called for an end to all hostilities.

KWAHU S:
Three commit suicide at Kwahu
Monday, October 14 2013

Three persons including two women committed suicide in the Kwahu West Municipality and Kwahu South District within the past two weeks.

KMA:
New pedestrian footbridge for kumasi
Monday, October 14 2013

A new pedestrian footbridge has been constructed in the Central Business district of Adum to make movement of pedestrians easier across the Guggisberg road to the Fulla road in Kumasi.

GOMOA W:
Onyaadze citizens boycott communal labour
Monday, October 14 2013

For almost a year now, communal labour activities at Gomoa-Onyaadze in the Central Region have virtually come to a halt.

SOCIAL:
Water deficit in Accra stands at 57 million gallons
Monday, October 14 2013

Daily water demand in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) stands at 150 million gallons although Kpong and Weija treatment plants, the major water treatment plants serving the area, can only produce 93 million gallons a day.

N JUABEN:
Demand receipts for payment - Assembly
Monday, October 14 2013

Mr Sampson Gyatto, New Juaben Municipal Finance Officer, has advised the general public to demand receipt for any payment made in respect of tax or levy to any revenue collector to help improve public financial management.

ECONOMICS:
Economic hardship is ‘temporary’ – Mahama
Tuesday, October 15 2013

The President, John Dramani Mahama has given the assurance that the economic hardship Ghanaians are currently experiencing is “temporary”.

SPORTS:
We are mentally ready for Egypt – Gyan
Tuesday, October 15 2013

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has said that the team is mentally ready to face the Pharaohs of Egypt.

CRIME:
Police seize guns
Tuesday, October 15 2013

A total of 161 guns has been seized during Police operations from January to June, Mr Prosper Agblor, Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) said on Monday.

ENERGY:
GRIDco: VRA designs power generation expansion
Tuesday, October 15 2013

Mr Kirk Koffi, Deputy Chief Executive, Engineering and Operation, Volta River Authority (VRA) says the Authority has plans to ensure electricity availability and accessibility.

RELIGION:
Muslims mark Eid-ul-Adha today
Tuesday, October 15 2013

Over four million Muslims across the country will join others worldwide to celebrate the annual Eid-ul Adha, on Tuesday, October 15.

RELIGION:
Bawumia’s Eid Message To Ghanaians
Tuesday, October 15 2013

With thanks for the Grace and Mercy of Allah, I would like to wish everyone a happy Eid ul–Adha.

WATER CRISIS:
Accra water deficit stands at 57 million Gallons
Tuesday, October 15 2013

Daily water demand in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) stands at 150 million gallons although Kpong and Weija treatment plants, the major water treatment plants serving the area, can only produce 93 million gallons a day.

CAPE C:
Armed Robbers Attack Ghana National College
Tuesday, October 15 2013

Six armed robbers in the early hours of Monday attacked the teachers’ flats of Ghana National College in Cape Coast and seriously injured two teachers.

CRIME:
GYEEDA rot: CID picks indicted officers for questioning - Mahama
Tuesday, October 15 2013

The Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service has begun questioning officials allegedly involved in corrupt practices at the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA).

WORLD CUP QUALIFIER:
Ghana 6, Egypt 1
Tuesday, October 15 2013

The first leg of the 2014 World cup qualifying match between Black Stars and Egypt has ended with the Stars having one foot already in Brazil for the World Cup following thier emphatic win.

ASUTIFI S:
District Chief Executive confirmed
Tuesday, October 15 2013

Mr Modestus Numorsu Yao has been confirmed as Asutifi South District Chief Executive, polling 100 per cent of the votes cast by the 33-member assembly.

SOCIAL:
Ministry to increase coverage of LEAP
Tuesday, October 15 2013

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has said 100,000 beneficiaries would be covered under the Livelihood Empowerment Programme Against Poverty (LEAP) before the end of the year.

SOCIAL:
CLOGSAG industrial action continues
Wednesday, October 16 2013

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) on Tuesday asked its members to note that the industrial strike embarked upon by the Association on Monday October 14, is still in force.

SOCIAL:
30,720 pairs of shoes for needy students
Wednesday, October 16 2013

CIGHA Non-Governmental Organisation, Compassion International Ghana (CIGH) has received 30,720 pairs of shoes to be distributed to the poor and needy students.

SUNYANI W:
Project worth GHs558,606 for Don Bosco Boys Home
Wednesday, October 16 2013

The Parish Priest of Mary Help of Christian Parish at Odumase, Rev. Fr. Peter Savio Kpen-Ana says Ghanaians should see it as a moral and Godly duty in reaching out to “Our brothers and sisters who are in need especially those in the street “.

AMA:
Nima community educated on hand washing
Wednesday, October 16 2013

WaterAid Ghana (WAG), on Tuesday educated the people of Nima on the importance of hand washing with clean water and soap to improve on their health and living conditions.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t secures loan for 9,000 housing units
Wednesday, October 16 2013

Government has secured a loan of $400 million from Credit Suisse and Barclays Bank for the construction of 9,120 housing units.

CRIME:
Middle-aged man beheads man, 37; butchers another
Wednesday, October 16 2013

A middle-aged man has beheaded a 37 year old man and butchered another at Akwansrem in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti Region.

BUSINESS:
Low rains to reduce cocoa harvest
Wednesday, October 16 2013

The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) says low rainfall expected in the coming months may affect the country’s cocoa harvest target of 850,000 metric tonnes in the 2013/2014 season.

HO W:
Avatime Citizens called to celebrate brown rice culture
Wednesday, October 16 2013

Osie Adja Tekpor VII, Paramount Chief of Avatime, has appealed to citizens of Avatime to troop home with friends to celebrate this year’s brown rice festival and savour the scenic beauty of the area.

POLITICS:
Mahama appoints Commander Griffiths as Chair of GSA
Wednesday, October 16 2013

President John Mahama has in consultation with the Council of State, appointed a former deputy minister for communications, Commander G. M. Griffiths (Rtd.) as the Chairman of the Council of the Ghana Shippers Authority.

HO:
Volta Heroes Awards Launched
Wednesday, October 16 2013

A scheme to celebrate “achievers” and “great performers” who have contributed towards the development of the Volta Region was launched in Ho last Monday.

SPORTS:
Ghana will be safe - Egypt FA assures
Wednesday, October 16 2013

Egypt’s Football Association (EFA) says it will guarantee the safety of Ghana’s team and match officials when they travel to Cairo next month for a World Cup play-off.

BONGO:
More screened in oral health at Gowrie
Wednesday, October 16 2013

Due to what experts say are high fluoride deposits found most water bodies in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, people, mostly children, in that area have discoloured teeth.

U M KROBO:
Ultra modern Library Complex in the offing
Wednesday, October 16 2013

The youth of Asesewa in the Upper Manya District of the Eastern Region would soon have access to a modern library facility to help uplift falling standards of education in the area.

ABURA:
Moree community educated on hand washing.
Wednesday, October 16 2013

Water Aid Ghana (WAG), a  nongovernmental organization has educated the people of Moree in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese district on the importance of hand washing to improve on their health and  living  conditions.

BOSOMTWE:
Voltic Ghana pledges support for expansion of health facility
Wednesday, October 16 2013

The Nyame Ani Methodist Primary School in the Bosomtwe District has benefited from the benevolence of Voltic Ghana Limited, which sponsored a health screening exercise for the about 200 pupils and teachers.

POLITICS:
Ghanaians must be patient with my gov’t - Mahama
Wednesday, October 16 2013

President John Mahama says his government is strategising to make available to Ghanaians, stable and sustainable job opportunities, to enable Citizens attain a high standard of living.

KETA:
4 months LEAP arrears paid
Wednesday, October 16 2013

Government has once again fulfilled its promise to beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty programme (LEAP) with the payment of 4 months areas.

TAMALE:
Northern Region to get 15 new schools
Wednesday, October 16 2013

Northern Region is to get 15 of the first 50 new Senior High Schools to be built by government, Alhaji A. B. A. Fuseini, Deputy Regional Minister, said.

KETA:
Silver Jubilee celebrations of Tenge-Dzokoto-Gligui Launched
Wednesday, October 16 2013

Tↄgbi Tenge-Dzokoto-Gligui VI, Dufia of Anyako-Konu in the Keta District of the Volta region  and Fiaga of  Amugo/Wego (North Aŋlↄ Traditional Area), Mamaga Mieᶑoa∫e II and the Agbotaᶑuawo—Duatoklo and Blewu are 25 years, since their installation in September 1988.

LAWRA:
Assembly/Traditional authorities to use agric to drive local economy
Wednesday, October 16 2013

The new District Chief Executive for Lawra District Assembly, Paschal Baylon Dery has asserted that in exploring opportunities to spur growth and development in the district, traditional authorities together with the assembly must critically spring back and use agric to promote development of the district.

SUNYANI W:
Former B. Ahafo regional minister honoured
Wednesday, October 16 2013

Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a human rights and media advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Tuesday honored Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, a former Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, for his contributions to the growth of the media in the region.

SOCIAL:
Ghana, China sign pact to promote education, culture
Wednesday, October 16 2013

The Jinling Library of Nanjing in China, has entered into a partnership with the Ghana Library Authority (GLA), to establish a bilateral relationship between the two countries in terms of promoting education and culture.

ECONOMY:
Fitch downgrades Ghana; From B+ to B
Thursday, October 17 2013

Fitch, the international credit rating agency, has downgraded Ghana from a B+ to a B, largely because of the country’s handling of its wage bill.

UPPER MANYA :
“Child neglect worrying”-DCE
Thursday, October 17 2013

Mr Joseph Tetteh Angmor, Upper Manya Krobo District Chief Executive (DCE), on Wednesday noted with concern the attitude of some parents in the area to shirk the responsibility of catering for their children and leave them to fend for themselves.

AHANTA W:
Illegal miners chase farmers in Ahanta West District
Thursday, October 17 2013

Farming activities at Mbaa Mpe Ohia in Agona Nkwanta in the Ahanta West District are being seriously threatened as illegal miners are fiercely chasing away farmers in the area.

AMA:
Greater Accra records highest road traffic accidents
Thursday, October 17 2013

Mr. Daniel H. Wuaku, Greater Accra Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has described the high rate of road accidents in the nation’s capital as unacceptable.

SPORTS:
Ghana moves up to 23rd on ranking table
Thursday, October 17 2013

The Black Stars are now placed at 23rd in the October edition of the ranking thanks to their recent strong performance in the first-leg playoff victory over Egypt in the World Cup qualifying.

RELIGION:
2 Ghanaian pilgrims confirmed dead in Saudi Arabia
Thursday, October 17 2013

Two Ghanaian Muslims embarking on this year’s pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia have been confirmed dead.

SOCIAL:
TUC rejects President’s plea; says 10-day ultimatum to reduce utility tariffs still stands
Thursday, October 17 2013

The Trade Union Congress says it will not reverse its 10-day ultimatum to government to review new utility tariffs, despite President John Mahama’s plea for more time.

BONGO:
DCE to revive sub-structures in operations
Thursday, October 17 2013

The District sub-structures of the Bongo District Assembly may resume its serious activities shortly, as the new District Chief Executive,  Ayamdor Adugudaa has vowed to resuscitate the various Area Councils and other parastatal units within the district to enable them assist properly in development matters.

AMA:
Abelenkpe EP Church inaugurates ICT center
Thursday, October 17 2013

The Right Reverend Francis Amenu, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (E.P) has inaugurated computer training center for the Ablenkpe District of the E.P Church in Accra.

DORMAA:
USD50,000 project inaugurated
Thursday, October 17 2013

To enhance transparency and responsiveness in the management and utilisation of internally generated funds (IGF) and the District Assembly Common Fund of the Dormaa Central Municipal Assembly, Dormaa-Ahenkro-based Gift FM, in collaboration with its allied partners, Global Media Foundation and Human Care and Maintenance Foundation, has implemented a project to monitor the Assembly.

SUNYANI:
Teenage pregnancy increases in Brong-Ahafo
Thursday, October 17 2013

Lack of sex education in schools has been identified as a major contributory factor to the high rate of teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortion in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

AMANSIE W:
Mining firm supports three Amansie communities
Thursday, October 17 2013

Keegan Resource Ghana Limited (KRGL), a mining firm, has provided a 20-seater aqua privy toilet facility, a medical laboratory, and a 3-unit Kindergarten school block for three communities in the Amansie West District.

GUSHEGU:
Complementary Basic Education begins in Northern Region
Thursday, October 17 2013

Over 1,700 children out of school have started Complementary Basic Education (CBE) classes in Gushegu, Karaga and West Gonja District in the Northern Region.

TMA:
Nomination of Tema MCE brings joy to people
Thursday, October 17 2013

Mr Kofi Mensah, an activist of the National Democratic Congress, has led about 500 jubilant supporters of the ruling party to celebrate the nomination of Mr Isaac Ashai Odamtten, as Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE).

SOCIAL:
President Mahama makes Board appointments
Thursday, October 17 2013

President John Drammani Mahama, in consultation with the Council of State, has appointed Commander G. M. Griffiths (Rtd), a former Deputy Minister for Communications as Chairman of the Council of the Ghana Shippers Authority.

SOCIAL:
Government to establish Buffer Stock Management Agency
Thursday, October 17 2013

Government is to establish a Buffer Stock Management Agency as a long term measure to ensure food security, Mr Julius Debrah, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has said.

GA WEST:
Internal reforms to improve productivity-MCE
Thursday, October 17 2013

The Municipal Chief Executive for the Ga West Municipal Assembly, Sam Atukwei Quaye, has hinted of internal reforms at the assembly to improve productivity.

ENERGY:
Install prepaid meters in all ministerial bungalows - Prez Mahama
Friday, October 18 2013

The President, John Dramani Mahama, has directed the Electricity Company of Ghana to install prepaid meters in the official homes of Ministers and Presidential Staff. All members of the executive shall also be responsible for the payment of their utility bills.

ECONOMY:
Ghana’s economy isn’t a disaster – Seth Terkper
Friday, October 18 2013

Minister of Finance Seth Terkper has said Ghana’s economy cannot be described as a disaster.

SOCIAL:
CLOGSAG accuse Labour Minister of intimidation
Friday, October 18 2013

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) is accusing the Minister of employment and labor relations, Nii Armah Ashitey, of intimidating its members to call off their ongoing strike.

GARU T:
Ghana, Togo, B. Faso Urged To Implement Recommendations
Friday, October 18 2013

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Garu-Tempane District in the Upper East Region, Hon. Albert Akoka Alalzuga has called on authorities of the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council, the Savannah Region of Togo and those of the Central South and Central East Provinces of Burkina Faso to set up an Implementation and Follow-Ups Committee to ensure that all recommendations at their periodic Tripartite Meetings are effectively executed.

ECONOMY:
Ghana’s wage bill to increase to GH¢11 billion
Friday, October 18 2013

Ghana’s already heavy wage bill of GH¢ 9 billion will increase to GH¢11 billion by the close of the year, a Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, Mr Felix Ofosu Kwakye, has said.

SOCIAL:
15 implicated in GYEEDA Report
Friday, October 18 2013

The Police have granted bail to the 15 people who have been implicated in the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA) report.

SOCIAL:
Legalise sex trade, prostitutes tell President Mahama
Friday, October 18 2013

Prostitutes in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Area (STMA) in the Western Region have urged President John Dramani Mahama to legalize the sex business.

ENERGY:
FPSO Kwame Nkrumah maintenance work completed
Friday, October 18 2013

The FPSO Kwame Nkrumah which was shut down for maintenance has been successfully completed, Tullow Ghana has said.

AMANSIE C:
Teacher Installed Chief Of Numereso
Friday, October 18 2013

A 32-year-old Economics tutor at the Christ the King Catholic Senior High School at Obuasi, Mr. Francis Ababio, was on Tuesday installed Chief of Numereso,  a farming community within the Amansie Central District, under the stool name Nana Francis Yaw Antwi.

OBUASI:
AGA Hospital Gets New Pharmacy And Laboratory Block
Friday, October 18 2013

A Pharmacy and Laboratory block has been commissioned at the Edwin Arthur Cade Hospital, formerly Anglo Gold Ashanti (AGA) Hospital, at a cost of GH¢500,000.

YILO K :
Assembly begins street naming process
Friday, October 18 2013

The Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region has begun the process to implement the Street Naming and Property Addressing (SNPA) System in the municipality.

AFADZATO S:
Tafi-Atome gets community library, computer lab
Friday, October 18 2013

The Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Francis Komla Ganyaglo has cautioned the educational sector that government’s commitment to provide ICT facilities to communities, schools and students at various levels should not be mere fanfare.

ASUOGYAMAN:
Yeniama Junction-Gyakiti road to be rehabilitated
Friday, October 18 2013

Plans are underway for the construction of Yeniama Junction to Gyakiti road, the District Chief Excutive, Thomas Ampem Nyarko has disclosed.

SOCIAL:
We won’t reduce transport fares – GPRTU
Friday, October 18 2013

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) says it has no plans of reducing transportation fares even though petrol prices have gone down again.

SOCIAL:
Price of tomatoes increases marginally
Friday, October 18 2013

The price of a bowl of tomatoes, which cost GH¢7 last week, sold at GH¢9.00 in the week ending October 18 at the Madina market in Accra.

AFIGYA K:
New 6-unit classroom block for Kyekyewere Methodist primary
Friday, October 18 2013

Mr. Kaakyire Oppong Kyekyeku, District Chief Executive of Afigya Kwabre, has commissioned a 6-unit classroom block for the Kyekyewere Methodist Primary School.

POLITICS:
NPP elections must be clean, dignified -Nana Addo
Saturday, October 19 2013

The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged his party members to go about the forthcoming internal elections cleanly.

ECONOMIC:
Cedi falls 15% against the dollar
Saturday, October 19 2013

The Ghana Cedi has hit the 15 percent depreciation against the US Dollar since January 1 this year.

AGRICULTURE:
Government maintains cocoa producer at GH¢3,392 per tonne
Saturday, October 19 2013

Despite the falling world prices of cocoa, government has maintained the producer price at GH¢3, 392 per tonne, representing 79.17 per cent of the net Free on Board Price.

PRESIDENCY:
Three Envoys call on President Mahama
Saturday, October 19 2013

Three Ambassadors who had completed their duty tour of the country on Friday called on President John Dramani Mahama to announce their return to their countries.

BAWKU W:
Districts attend composite budget hearing
Saturday, October 19 2013

A Minister has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCs) to weed out “ghost names” from pay rolls.

TARKWA:
Govt to regulate telecommunication masts
Saturday, October 19 2013

The Minister of Communication, Dr. Edward-Omane Boamah has assured the public that government had developed guidelines for regulating the construction of telecommunication masts.

LAWRA:
DCE bemoans underutilization of Black Volta for agric
Saturday, October 19 2013

The District Chief Executive for the Lawra District Assembly, Paschal Baylon Dery has suggested that in the quest to mitigate climate change effect on agriculture, there is the need to fully exploit the Black Volta for agric production.

AMA:
Taxi drivers sue AMA
Saturday, October 19 2013


More than 10,000 taxi drivers plying their trade in Accra have filed a writ at the High Court for a perpetual injunction to restrain Mr Alfred Oko Vanderpuye, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) from enforcing bye-laws on commercial transport operations. The drivers, who are taking the action under the umbrella of the Committed Floating Taxi Drivers Association, are also praying for a prohibitory injunction against the conduct of the Ghana Police Service on the grounds of illegality.

BUSINESS:
rlg Wins Topmost Company In Ghana
Saturday, October 19 2013

Indigenous mobile phone assembling company, rlg, has been declared the premier company in the country in the 2013 Ghana Club 100 ranking.

ENERGY:
ECG explains why Ghanaians are paying etrospective charges for units purchased
Saturday, October 19 2013

Some Electricity Consumers have expressed disquiet regarding how fast the units on their house meters runs since the announcement of new tariffs increment which came into effect on the 1st of October.

SOCIAL:
First Lady cuts sod for Training Institute
Saturday, October 19 2013

The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama has cut the sod for the construction of the proposed Gambaga Women’s Training Institute to provide vocational skills to marginalized women

AMA:
Pig Farm/Kotobaabi residents screened for cataract
Sunday, October 20 2013

Forty two out of over 300 residents screened  for cataract in the Pig Farm/Kotobaabi area in the Ayawaso Central Sub-Metro have been identified as suffering from the disease.

SOCIAL:
WFP Country Director lauds school feeding programme
Sunday, October 20 2013

The new Country Director of the world Food Programme (WFP) in Ghana, Ms pippa Bradford, has expressed satisfaction with Ghana’s implementation of the school feeding programme.

TECHIMAN:
’Appoint MCE for Techiman’
Sunday, October 20 2013

The chiefs and people of Techiman have appealed to the President to, as a matter of urgency,  appoint a Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Techiman to help solve the prevailing problems bedevilling the municipality considered to be the commercial hub of the Brong Ahafo Region.

BIRIM N:
DCE pledges to continue with uncompleted projects
Sunday, October 20 2013

The District Chief Executive for Birim North in the Eastern Region, Mr Paul Aboagye Dadzie, has assured the people in the area that the assembly would continue with its development agenda initiated by his predecessor. He said he would ensure that every community had its fair share of the national cake.

SOCIAL:
National Security Advisor chastises striking workers
Sunday, October 20 2013

National Security Advisor Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo Mensah (retired), has taken a swipe at workers in the country whom he says consistently use strikes to get their concerns addressed.

HEALTH:
NHIA blames Finance Ministry for delay in payment of claims
Sunday, October 20 2013

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has blamed the delay in reimbursing its service providers on the inability of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to release operational funds to the authority on time.

SOCIAL:
VEEP calls for global support for Ghana
Sunday, October 20 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has called on Ghana’s friendly nations to invest in the country’s economy.

EDUCATION:
First Lady inaugurates dormitory for GHANASCO
Sunday, October 20 2013

The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama, on Saturday inaugurated a 700-bed girls dormitory for the Ghana Senior High School (GHANASCO) in Tamale to cater for the accommodation needs of the school.

SECURITY:
Police to inaugurate Command and Staff College
Sunday, October 20 2013

The Ghana Police Administration will on 4th November, 2013 officially open its first Command and Staff College with the first batch of twenty personnel at Winneba.

SOCIAL:
Nunoo Mensah tells striking workers: Get out If...
Sunday, October 20 2013

National Security Advisor, Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo Mensah (retired), has taken a swipe at workers in the country whom he says consistently use strikes to get their concerns addressed.

SECURITY:
Ghana to acquire military aircraft from Spain
Sunday, October 20 2013

The government is to acquire additional multi-purpose military aircraft from Air Bus Military of Spain to boost Ghana’s air services support operations at the United Nations-led mission in Mali.

SOCIAL:
Nunoo Mensah’s comments on strike pathetic - GMA
Sunday, October 20 2013

The Ghana Medical Association has described comments by the National Security Advisor on strikes in the country as pathetic and uncalled for.

POLITICS:
Ghana will come out of turbulence - President
Sunday, October 20 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on sunday said Ghana would soon come out of the socio-economic turbulence it is currently going through.

SOCIAL:
Courts will broadcast proceedings live - Chief Justice
Sunday, October 20 2013

The Supreme Court and High Courts in the country will soon allow full media access to transmit the proceedings live.

STMA:
Relocation of Tanokrom artisans to begin soon
Monday, October 21 2013

Artisans at the Tanokrom Kokompe Light Industrial Area will begin relocating to a new site at Kansaworodo near Takoradi.

BAWKU:
Gov’t will bring development – Minister
Monday, October 21 2013

Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru, Upper East Regional Minister, has given the assurance that Government was determined to mobilize resources and provide the necessary leadership to ensure sustainable development. 

LAWRA:
Lawra Naa bemoans expensive funerals, alcoholism
Monday, October 21 2013

Naa Puowele Karbo III, the Paramount Chief of the Lawra Traditional Area has bemoaned the organization of expensive funerals and the accompanying excessive alcoholism to the detriment of the living.

EDUCATION:
Basic schools waiting for supplies a month after re-opening
Monday, October 21 2013

Almost one month after the re-opening of schools, many basic school pupils are yet to receive the full complement of their learning materials.

ASHAIMAN:
Police bust robbery gang
Monday, October 21 2013

The Ashaiman Divisional Police Command, has arrested a gang of eight suspected robbers believed to be behind robbery activities at Zeenu and Lebanon near Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.

BAWKU:
Police beef up security in Bawku following shooting incidents
Monday, October 21 2013

Police in Bawku however say the shooting incidents are not linked to the protracted conflicts in the area.

SPORTS:
SuperSport cash for clubs
Monday, October 21 2013

The 16 Premier League clubs will receive the first installment of their share of sponsorship money tomorrow following the deal between the Ghana Football Association and South African broadcaster, SuperSport.

KETU S:
Assembly fails to endorse Pascal Lamptey
Monday, October 21 2013

The Ketu South Municipal Assembly last Friday October 18, 2013 failed to endorse the President’s nominee Mr. Pascal Lamptey as the Municipal Chief Executive.

HEALTH:
GMA warns Nunoo-Mensah to be circumspect in his utterances
Monday, October 21 2013

Latest to condemn Brigadier-General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah on his suggestions that government shouldn’t pay striking workers, is the General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Frank Serebour.

TANO S:
Adekyem festival slated for Nov 24-30
Monday, October 21 2013

Chief and people of Bechem in the Tano South District Assembly will commemorate this years edition of the Adekyem Festival from November 24-30, authorities have said.

SUNYANI:
NRSC to unionize floating drivers
Monday, October 21 2013

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Road Safety Committee of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has stepped out modalities to converge floating taxi drivers in the Sunyani Municipality under a united umbrella.

HO:
Chiefs must be directly involved in District Assemblies-Togbe Kporku
Monday, October 21 2013

Togbe Kporku 111, Dufia of Alakple, has called for the restructuring of District Assemblies for traditional authorities to have more leverage at the local governance level.

KMA:
Bank of Africa supports Assembly
Monday, October 21 2013

Bank of Africa Ghana Limited (BOA) as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has donated some items to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to support KMA’s sanitation program in Sokoban, the Wood Village of Kumasi.

SOCIAL:
Accidents claim 239 lives in Ashanti Region
Monday, October 21 2013

A total of 239 people lost their lives through road accidents in the Ashanti Region between January and September, 2013.

GA WEST:
ICT to lead reform to increase revenue
Monday, October 21 2013

Sam Atukwei Quaye, Municipal Chief Executive for Ga West has expressed his determination to findingways to improve revenue of the assembly especially internally generated funds.

POLITICS:
Gov’t will commit itself to transparency
Monday, October 21 2013

Government would at all times commit itself to transparency in conformity with the  principle of good governance, Mr Felix Kwakye-Ofosu, a Deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, said on Monday.

SOCIAL:
Nunoo Mensah comments "shameful and irresponsible" - CLOGSAG
Monday, October 21 2013

Striking Civil and local Government Staff Association of Ghana, (CLOGSAG) have strongly condemned comments by the National Security Advisor Brigadier General Nunoo Mensah.

BONGO:
DCE to consolidate development of human capital
Monday, October 21 2013

The District Chief Executive for the Bongo District Assembly, Ayamdor Adugdaa has unveiled plans to concentrate on working on the development of the human capital base of the district to build a solid local economy.

TAMALE:
Thousands in the north to benefit from sanitation project
Monday, October 21 2013

A three-million dollar initiative, Result Based Financing for Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene project seeking to improve WASH coverage in four districts of the Northern Region, has been launched in Banvim in Tamale.

ENERGY:
Ghana’s quest to be energy sufficient on course - Armah Buah
Monday, October 21 2013

The Minister for Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, says Ghana’s quest to be energy sufficient is unwavering and finds expression in the enabling environment created for independent power producers to invest in the country.

SOCIAL:
Made in Ghana products to be honoured
Monday, October 21 2013

Some outstanding Made in Ghana products have been nominated to receive honours at the maiden edition of Ghana Made Products Awards 2013, scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Banquet Hall, State House in Accra.

WA:
Small Scale Industries want business development desks in Assemblies
Monday, October 21 2013

The Association made the call at a one-day sensitization seminar in Wa at the weekend on a research study conducted by the ASSI with the support of the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) fund.

BOSOME-FREHO:
German national installed Nkosuohemaa of Asamang Traditional Council
Monday, October 21 2013

The Chief Executive Officer of Madamfo Ghana Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Mad. Bettina Landgrafe, who doubles as the Nkosuohemaa for the Apewu community in the Bosome-Freho district, has been honoured by the Asamang Traditional Council.

TAMALE:
First batch of NIIT students graduate in Tamale
Monday, October 21 2013

A total of 75 students from the Tamale branch of the NIIT, now Blue Crest College, have been awarded certificates in Information Communication Technology (ICT).

EDUCATION:
Prez Mahama decries shortage of pre- school teachers
Tuesday, October 22 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday called on stakeholders to lend their support to the government to eliminate the pre-school teacher deficit the country is experiencing.

SUNYANI:
NALAG to host national delegates conference
Tuesday, October 22 2013

The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), would hold its 18th National Delegates Conference from Wednesday October 23 to Friday October 25, in Sunyani.

SOCIAL:
Installation of prepaid meters for govt residences begins Monday
Tuesday, October 22 2013

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) will begin the installation of prepaid meters in the official residences of all ministers and other government appointees next Monday.

SOCIAL:
Immigration Service alone cannot manage migration – Minister
Tuesday, October 22 2013

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Interior (MOI), has stated that the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) alone cannot effectively manage issues of migration.

BUNKPURUGU:
About GH¢ 500,000 needed to address water challenge
Tuesday, October 22 2013

The Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District  says it needs about 500,000 Ghana cedis to address water challenge in the area.

SOCIAL:
TUC backtracks on threat to strike but ...
Tuesday, October 22 2013

The Trades Union Congress says its threat to embark on strike to demand reduction in utility tariffs, may not materialise due to the positive indications emanating from the committee set out to look into the tariff hikes by the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission.

AMA:
Over 60,000 taxi drivers join suit against AMA boss
Tuesday, October 22 2013

Over 60,000 taxi drivers in the Accra metropolis have requested to be joined to a suit against the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije.

SOCIAL:
Commission unhappy with AG, Foreign Ministry
Tuesday, October 22 2013

The lackadaisical attitude of officials at the Attorney General’s Department and the Foreign Ministry towards judgment debt compensation came up for condemnation when Mr. James Manu, a retired diplomat, appeared before the Judgment Debt Commission on Monday.

SPORTS:
Soccer war; Ghanaians under siege in Cairo
Tuesday, October 22 2013

Disappointed Egyptian football fans are said to be visiting their anger on Ghanaians resident in Cairo by assaulting them following the 6-1 thrashing of the Pharaohs by the senior national football team, the Black Stars.

ADAKLU:
DCE wants restraint while Assembly tackles development deficit
Tuesday, October 22 2013

Mr. Emmanuel Ganaku, the Adaklu District Chief Executive, has appealed to people in the district to exercise restraint while the Assembly tackles the developmental deficit of the area.

AEE:
Traditional areas celebrate Akwanbokese
Tuesday, October 22 2013

Akwanbokese, a maiden festival for the five traditional areas in Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region, is scheduled for Ajumako-the district capital from November 4- November 10 

SOCIAL:
I don’t owe anyone an apology - Nunoo-Mensah
Tuesday, October 22 2013

National Security Advisor, Brigadier-General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah says he owes nobody an apology for his recent comments against strikes by Labour Unions.

EDUCATION:
POTAG issues an end of October deadline to government
Tuesday, October 22 2013

The Polytechnic Teachers’ Association of Ghana (POTAG) Kumasi branch, has issued an end of October deadline to government to pay its members their arrears of the market premium following their migration onto the Single Spine Salary Structure.

ASIKUMA:
10 community nurses trained on Sexual Health Advocacy strategies
Tuesday, October 22 2013

About Ten Community Health Nurses in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa district in the Central Region have received training on Sexual and Reproductive Health Advocacy and communication strategies.

ENERGY:
PURC orders ECG, NEDCo to fix problematic pre-paid meters by Friday
Tuesday, October 22 2013

  The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) as lambasted power distribution companies for the "woefully unacceptable" problems with the use of some pre-paid meters.

NANUMBA N:
DCE advises untrained teachers to enhance their level
Tuesday, October 22 2013

The District Chief Executive for the Nanumba North District Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Ibn Abass says the number of untrained teachers in the district is worrying, hence urged such teachers to redeem their situation by seeking further studies to consolidate their profession.

UPPER M KROBO:
Assembly to reshape deplorable roads-DCE
Tuesday, October 22 2013

The District Chief Executive for Upper Manya Krobo in Eastern Region, Hon. Joseph Tetteh Angmor is spear heading selected road projects in the District, which also includes Otrokepe – Aketepuor road.

SOCIAL:
Prez urges church-state partnership to promote tech/voc educ
Tuesday, October 22 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has called on religious bodies to support the government in the provision of technical, vocational and quality education for the youth of the country. He said the government is doing a lot in that sector but cannot do it all alone, hence the need for support from the church.

SOCIAL:
Mrs Attionu heads MASLOC
Wednesday, October 23 2013

Mrs Sedina Tamakloe Attionu, has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of Micro and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC).

AHAFO ANO N:
Tepa SHS requests for more infrastructure
Tuesday, October 22 2013

The Tepa Senior High School has undergone tremendous transformation in the last three years as the school has benefited from various interventions for growth.

SOCIAL:
Kobby Acheampong heads GYEEDA
Tuesday, October 22 2013

President John Mahama has appointed Kwabena Akyeampong, a marketing communications professional and former Deputy Minister for the Interior, to be in charge of the restructuring and reorganization of the operations of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA).

HO:
Physician Assistants meet in Ho
Tuesday, October 22 2013

The Ghana Physician Assistants (Medical) Association (GPAA) on Tuesday opened its 11th Annual General Conference in Ho.

SOCIAL:
MDAs owing electricity bills to be disconnected
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has directed that ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that fail to pay their electricity bills should be disconnected.

AKYEMANSA:
Hunger Project-Gh receives Japanese grant
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The Japanese Government on Tuesday signed a 119,964 dollar- grant with The Hunger Project-Ghana (THP-Ghana), to support the provision of safe water for clinics in the Eastern Region.

EDUCATION:
5.6 million students to benefit from text books
Wednesday, October 23 2013

Government on Tuesday unveiled textbooks and teaching guides to benefit 5.6 million pupils in 23,000 primary and junior high schools across the country.

SOCIAL:
PURC orders ECG, NEDCo to fix problematic pre-paid meters
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) as lambasted power distribution companies for the "woefully unacceptable" problems with the use of some pre-paid meters.

ECONOMICS:
Cocobod to solve farmers challenges -CEO
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is poised to help farmers solve their challenges to enhance production and the sustainability of the cocoa sector.

EDUCATION:
GES suspendes teacher who impregnated his class pupil
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The Accra Metro Education Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has suspended Zakaria Amu, a teacher at the Mamprobi ‘5’ Junior High School from teaching.

EDUCATION:
WAEC to cancel entire results of candidates with phones
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has revised its examination rules on the use of mobile phones, with effect from next year.

SPORTS:
We will allow 30,000 spectators in Cairo:Egypt FA
Wednesday, October 23 2013

Egyptian authorities have agreed to allow the maximum number of 30000 supporters attend next month’s World Cup qualifying playoff against Ghana, says the FA spokesman.

TMA:
TDC generated GHC 28.9 million in 2012
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The Tema Development Corporation (TDC), in 2012, generated a total income of GH¢ 28.9 million representing 82.9 per cent increment over that of 2011’s GH¢ 15.8 million.

SOCIAL:
NALAG conference called off
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) conference scheduled to take place today 18th October, 2013 in Sunyani has been called off.

POLITICS:
Govt will address challenges - Amissah-Arthur
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The Vice-President, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has assured Ghanaians that the government will use its remaining term of office to ensure the prudent application and utilisation of resources to address the current challenges confronting the nation.

U MANYA K:
Asuomanya JHS gets new classroom block
Wednesday, October 23 2013

A GH¢150,000.00 six-unit classroom block built for the Asuomanya Junior High School (JHS) in the Upper Manya Krobo District has been inaugurated.

SOCIAL:
Crystal TV fights BA Minister over land
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, has been ordered by the Sekondi High Court not to interfere with a property at the Airport Residential Area in Takoradi.

SOCIAL:
CLOGSAG calls off strike
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) on Wednesday called off its strike action and asked members to go back to work.

INTERNATIONAL:
Ghana to deploy 90 police officers for peacekeeping in Somalia
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) will soon receive a boost with the deployment of ninety Ghanaian police officers to strengthen the Peace Support Operations mandated by the African Union.

TARKWA:
More road accidents recorded
Wednesday, October 23 2013

Deputy Commissioner of Police Kofi Boakye, the Western Regional Police Commander, has appealed to the Urban Roads Department and other agencies to ensure proper road markings on all major roads within the Region to curbl needless accidents.

ENERGY:
Akosombo Dam in critical stage – Energy Minister
Wednesday, October 23 2013

The Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has revealed that the Akosombo Dam is in a critical stage due to low volumes of water flowing into it this year.

GOMOA W:
MPs urged to attend assembly meetings
Wednesday, October 23 2013

Members of the Gomoa West District Assembly have appealed to Members of Parliament (MPs) to attend meetings of their various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.

LOWER MANYA K:
December 3 set for elections in Lower Manya Krobo
Thursday, October 24 2013

After years of legal battle, threats of “self-government” and several assurances from the government and the Electoral Commission (EC), the people of Lower Manya Krobo will, on December 3, 2013, have the opportunity to elect their district assembly and unit committee members.

SOCIAL:
Districts Assemblies decry Common Fund deduction
Thursday, October 24 2013

District Assemblies have called on the Administrator of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) to stop deductions from their fund at source.

ELLEMBELE:
Two more whales wash ashore the coast of Asanta
Thursday, October 24 2013

Two more whales have been found dead at the coast of Asanta in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.

BUSINESS:
Gov’t orders fraudulent companies to cough up Ghc 700m by November
Thursday, October 24 2013

Government is turning on the heat on a long list of import duty-evading companies, who defrauded the state to the tune of 735million Ghana cedis.

EDUCATION:
No SHS head can deny admission to qualified student - CSSPS Boss
Thursday, October 24 2013

The head of the Computer School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) says no  secondary school head has the right to deny admission to a student whose name is found on the official list released by his outfit.

SECURITY:
Police Service denies deployment of personnel to Somalia
Thursday, October 24 2013

The Director of the Police Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Cephas Arthur has denied reports that Ghana would deploy about 90 personnel to strengthen the Peace Support Operations in Somalia which is mandated by the African Union.

TRANSPORTATION:
Okada raising road fatalities - Road Safety Commission
Thursday, October 24 2013

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) says the increase in road fatalities in a recently released road safety report for this year is as a result of Okada business.

GOMOA W:
DCE not happy about revenue generation
Thursday, October 24 2013

Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, the Gomoa West District Chief Executive, has expressed concern about the poor revenue generation of the Assembly and appealed to members to get actively involved.

SOCIAL:
Districts Assemblies decry Common Fund deduction
Thursday, October 24 2013

District Assemblies have called on the Administrator of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) to stop deductions from their fund at source.

OFFINSO N:
PTA Hand Over A 58 Seater Bus to Akumadan SHS
Thursday, October 24 2013

The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of Akumadan Senior High School in the Offinso North District of the Ashanti Region has presented a 58 seater bus to the school in a colourful ceremony held at the school at Akumadan, at cost about GH¢170 thousand Ghana cedis.

ECONOMICS:
Massive fraud at bonded warehouse
Thursday, October 24 2013

More than 280 private and public companies have been cited for allegedly evading the payment of taxes amounting to $367 million over a seven-year period.

EDUCATION:
50,000 teachers withdraw services
Thursday, October 24 2013

About fifty thousand teachers are withdrawing their services from today to demand better conditions of service.

EJISU:
Chief to undertake development projects
Thursday, October 24 2013

The Chief of Doneuaso, near Ejisu, Nana Okyere Baffour II, has outlined a number of projects to be undertaken to give the community a modern look.

ASUOGYAMAN:
Headmaster cries for support on collapsed building
Thursday, October 24 2013

The Headmaster of the Frankadua Roman Catholic Basic School in the Asuogyaman District, Mr. Eric Simon Awidom has called on the government, especially, the District Assembly to assist in the construction of new classroom block, since one of their limited buildings collapsed recently.

TECHIMAN:
Appiah puts a smile on the faces of under-privileged
Thursday, October 24 2013

Head Coach of the senior men’s national team took time out from his busy assignments to spread love amongst the under-privileged in Techiman.

MAMPONG:
Assembly pleads for appointment of MCE
Friday, October 25 2013

The Mampong Municipal Assembly has appealed to the President to nominate a Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area.

SOCIAL:
Africans must tell their own stories - Mahama
Friday, October 25 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to the Institute of African Studies and other African organizations to tell positive stories about the continent in order to help erase negative impressions.

ENERGY:
Over 60% tariff adjustment inimical to economy - Comttee recommends
Friday, October 25 2013

A technical group set up by President John Mahama to review utility tariffs has produced an interim report and suggested that any tariff increase beyond 60% will over-burden the private sector and Ghanaians.

SOCIAL:
Aliu’s 1st anniversary celebration to begin Nov 9
Friday, October 25 2013

Observance of the first anniversary of the death of late Former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama is scheduled to start Saturday, November 9, 2013, organizers have announced.

EDUCATION:
Give Unsuccessful BECE Candidates Second Chance - Minister
Friday, October 25 2013

The Minister in charge of the Trinity Congregation of the Presbyterian Church, Koforidua, has called on government to make it possible for students who do not pass the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to re-sit.

SECURITY:
GNFS: Blame MMDAs for rampant fires
Friday, October 25 2013

The Ghana National Fire Service has blamed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) for failing to implement recommendations on fire outbreaks.

RELIGION:
Two more Ghanaian pilgrims die in Mecca
Friday, October 25 2013

Two more Ghanaian pilgrims have been confirmed dead in Mecca.

NANUMBA N:
Obtain due permission for further studies-DCE tells
Friday, October 25 2013

The District Chief Executive for the Nanumba North District Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Ibn Abass has admonished teachers to eschew lackadaisical attitudes like absenteeism, leaving post for further studies without due permission, and other forms of unacceptable behavior that mars the effort in the promotion of quality education.

BONGO:
Assembly gears to explore local economy
Friday, October 25 2013

The Bongo District Assembly has unveiled plans to push efforts towards the exploration of various economic resources to facilitate economic growth in the area.

AMENFI E:
New classroom block for Aserewadi D/A Primary
Friday, October 25 2013

A six-unit classroom block has been inaugurated for the Aserewadi District Assembly (D/A) Primary School in the Wassa Amenfi East District, a farming community in the Western Region.

POLITICS:
Mahama: My Better Ghana bus is just in first gear, watch out for 4th
Friday, October 25 2013

President John Dramani Mahama is urging Ghanaians to have patience because he is just in his first gear and will be speeding up to fourth soon.

EDUCATION:
GES sets provisional fees for the 2013-14 Academic year for SHS
Saturday, October 26 2013

Heads of Senior High Schools have been directed to charge a provisional fee of 400-500 Ghana cedis for the 2013-2014 Academic year.

POLITICS:
President to fulfill campaign promises
Saturday, October 26 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday renewed his commitment to fulfill all his 2012 campaign promises before the 2016 general election.

SOCIAL:
Subi Presbyterian School turned to public toilet
Saturday, October 26 2013


Some residents of Akyem Subi in the Kwaebibirem District have turned the local Presbyterian Basic School in the town to a place of convenience by frequently defecating in some of the classrooms.

SUNYANI:
Allow the police to perform their duties - MCE
Sunday, October 27 2013

Mr Kwasi Oppong-Ababio, Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, has appealed to traditional authorities and politicians to allow the police to perform their national duties without any hindrance.

SOCIAL:
Revenue officials end workshop on valuation
Sunday, October 27 2013

Mr Walter A. Onyango, Deputy General Manager of Inspection and Control Services Limited (ICS) at the weekend noted that valuation is key to trade facilitation in the assessment of customs duties and revenue generation.

HEALTH:
Ghana Health Service to introduce “family hospital” concept
Sunday, October 27 2013

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is to introduce a “family hospital” concept into health service delivery in all health facilities nationwide.

HEALTH:
Adolescent girls to be vaccinated against cervical cancer
Sunday, October 27 2013

Government will from next year start a pilot project to vaccinate adolescent girls against cervical cancer which is said to be the frequently reported cancer among women between the ages of 15 and 44.

BUSINESS:
Gov’t begins investigation into Subah rot- Ayariga
Sunday, October 27 2013

Information Minister Mahama Ayariga says the Government has begun investigations into the Ghc144 million said to have been paid to Subah Info Ghana by  the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for no work done.

KETU S:
Controversy sparks in Assembly
Sunday, October 27 2013

Controversy is brewing in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region over the nomination and approval of Pascal Lamptey as the Municipal Chief Executive.

SOCIAL:
President Mahama appoints SADA Chief Executive
Sunday, October 27 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has on the advice of the Board of Directors of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), appointed Dr Charles Jebuni, as acting Chief Executive (CEO) pending the selection of a substantive head.

SOCIAL:
First batch of Haji Pilgrims arrive home
Sunday, October 27 2013

The first batch of this year’s Haji Pilgrims, numbering 319 people on Sunday arrived safely on board Egypt Air flight 3163 at 0420 hours at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

SOCIAL:
ECOWAS tasks President Mahama to facilitate convergence for common currency
Sunday, October 27 2013

The Authority of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has tasked President John Mahama to facilitate and monitor the convergence process for the establishment of a common currency in the sub-region.

SOCIAL:
Govt to support social projects with more funds
Sunday, October 27 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah - Arthur on Friday announced that the Government of Ghana is working out a strategy for more funds to support the development of the social sector.

BOLGATANGA:
Energy Minister inaugurates rural electrification project
Monday, October 28 2013

Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister for Energy and Petroleum, has inaugurated a rural electrification project at Kalbeon, a rural community in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region.

SOCIAL:
President Mahama Appoints SADA Chief Executive
Monday, October 28 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has on the advice of the Board of Directors of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), appointed Dr Charles Jebuni, as acting Chief Executive (CEO) pending the selection of a substantive head.

DANGME EAST:
Assembly restructures sub-committees
Monday, October 28 2013

The Ada East District Assembly has restructured its various sub-committees due to the carving of Ada West District from the assembly.

ECONOMICS:
Terkper: I raised suspicions about Subah in May
Monday, October 28 2013

Finance Minister Seth Terkper in May 2013 directed the Ghana Revenue Authority to halt payments to Subah InfoSolutions over certain concerns regarding the IT firm’s contract with the revenue collector, a statement says.

YILO:
Akutunya Market to be upgraded
Monday, October 28 2013

Mr. Andrew Sodah, Municipal Chief Executive for the Yilo Krobo Municipality has hinted of plans for the upgrading of the Akutunya Market in Somanya.

TRANSPORTATION:
President Mahama to cut sod on new three tier Kwame Nkrumah Interchange
Monday, October 28 2013

President Mahama will Monday inspect ongoing works on a new three-tier Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and cut the sod to officially commence construction.

EDUCATION:
Public universities throwaway more applicants
Monday, October 28 2013

Public universities in the country continue to reject more qualified applicants due to limited facilities and staff.

SOCIAL:
Govt to support social projects with more funds
Monday, October 28 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Friday announced that the Government of Ghana is working out a strategy for more funds to support the development of the social sector.

SOCIAL:
Adhere to health and safety-Gridco Boss
Monday, October 28 2013

Mr William Amuna, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), on Friday charged workers of the company to adhere strictly to its health and safety regime to ensure high productivity.

AGONA W:
Court orders two Agona Assemblies to pay contractor
Monday, October 28 2013

The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has ordered Agona West Municipal and Agona East District assemblies to pay 101,058 Ghana Cedis retention money they owed the contractor.

U MANYA K:
Manya Krobo celebrates Ngmayem festival
Monday, October 28 2013

The chiefs and people of Manya Krobo Traditional Area at the weekend observed their annual Ngmayem festival.

AMA:
Accra Mayor halts reconstruction at fire gutted Old Fadama
Monday, October 28 2013

Mayor of Accra, Alfred Vanderpuye has stopped the construction of structures at the Old Fadama area which was gutted by fire days ago.

SPORTS:
Wafu Cup moved to Kumasi
Monday, October 28 2013

Kumasi will now host the GoTV Wafu Cup next month for eight West African teams, the Local Organizing Committee has confirmed.

KINTAMPO:
Kintampo Health College to establish satellite campuses
Monday, October 28 2013

The College of Health & Well-Being-Kintampo (CoHK) is considering the establishment of satellite campuses in Accra, Tema and Kumasi to spread and increase its student in-take nationwide, Dr Emmanuel Teye Adjase, the Rector has said. 

TMA:
Municipal Assembly JHS gets support
Monday, October 28 2013

Individuals, organisations and corporate bodies, have been urged to help ensure quality education in the country.

LEKMA:
Ghana Trade Fair Centre undergoes refurbishment
Monday, October 28 2013

The Ghana International Trade Fair Centre is undergoing a massive refurbishment funded by the Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF) ahead of the upcoming 7th Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Trade Fair that would be hosted in Accra.

KINTAMPO S:
50,000 children to benefit from basic education programme
Monday, October 28 2013

About 50 thousand children who are out of school are to benefit from a nine month complementary basic education programme.

KETA:
Preperations underway for Hogbetsotso festival
Monday, October 28 2013

Chiefs and people of Anlo in the Keta Municipality are preparing fevishly towards the annual Hogbetsotso Festival.

EDUCATION:
2nd batch of SHS placement list to be out this week
Monday, October 28 2013

Computerised School Selection and Placement System CSSPS will release the next batch of students placed in Senior High Schools next week.

ECONOMIC:
GRA paid Subah Gh¢75m not Ghc144m – GRA Boss
Monday, October 28 2013

Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), George Blankson, says the tax revenue collector has, since 2010 paid Ghc75 million and not Ghc144 million to IT firm Subah InfoSolutions, for its telecommunication traffic monitoring services.

MADINA:
MCE assures of completion of Madina burnt market
Monday, October 28 2013

Portions of the Madina market which got burnt at the later parts of last year is being re-constructed to bring relief to the people in the area.

GA WEST:
Assembly to launch Corporate Social Education Fund
Monday, October 28 2013

The Ga West Municipal Assembly is to launch Corporate Social Education Fund soon.

AMANSIE W:
Amansie West Rural Bank Commissions New Office
Monday, October 28 2013

The Amansie West Rural Bank has moved into a new office it constructed and commissioned at Manso Nkwanta in the Amansie West District.

WA:
Five SHS in Wa showcase social issues
Monday, October 28 2013

Students from five Senior High Schools in the Wa Municipality have showcased their understanding of social issues, and presented proposals and plans on how to address them.

BIRIM N:
Newmont constructs theatre for New Abirem hospital
Tuesday, October 29 2013

Newmont Golden Ridge Limited (NGRL)-Akyem is to build an ultra-modern operating theatre estimated at GH¢ 400,000.00 for the New Abirem Government Hospital in the Birim North District in the Eastern Region.

ECONOMICS:
GRA To Introduce Automatic Balances For Goods
Tuesday, October 29 2013

The Custom Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in partnership with the GCNet is working to upgrade the warehousing module in the Ghana Customs Management System to provide automatic balances for warehoused and ex-warehoused goods.

ECONOMICS:
State institutions to be weaned off govt payroll
Tuesday, October 29 2013

The government is considering weaning-off state institutions identified as self-sufficient in resources, from the government payroll.

L M KROBO:
’We will stop paying road tolls next week’ - GPRTU
Tuesday, October 29 2013

Drivers and youths in the Krobo Odumase, Somanya and surrounding villages have vowed to boycott payment of road tolls starting next week Monday.

ADAKLU:
Adaklu-Waya gets police station
Tuesday, October 29 2013

Adaklu-Waya, capital town of the newly created Adaklu District in the Volta Region is to get a police station soon.

SOCIAL:
MMDAs Paid Second Quarter Allowances
Tuesday, October 29 2013

The government has paid nearly GH¢59 million to clear the second quarter allowances to all 216 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs).

L M KROBO:
VRA supports Ngmayem festival
Tuesday, October 29 2013

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has presented an amount of GHȼ 5,000 to the chiefs and people of the Manya Krobo Traditional area towards the celebration of  this year’s Ngmayem festival.

HEALTH:
Fire guts Winneba Gov’t Hospital
Tuesday, October 29 2013

It took personnel from the National Fire Service about four hours to put out a fire at the Winneba Government Hospital in the Central Region.

DANGME E:
Ada Rural Bank lauded for good performance
Tuesday, October 29 2013

Mr David Narh Sabbah, Board Chairman of Ada Rural Bank, lauded the sterling performance of the financial entity at the 28th annual general meeting of the Board at Big Ada over the weekend.

ECONOMIC:
VP Amissah-Arthur calls for effective banking supervision
Tuesday, October 29 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has stressed the need for effective financial banking supervision and sourcing for  a strong and long-term financing to accelerate infrastructural development.

SOCIAL:
ECG, Customs deny complicity in bonded warehouses fraud
Tuesday, October 29 2013

Two agencies have refuted allegations that they either evaded the payment of taxes or failed to discharge their statutory obligations to the state.

WENCHI:
Wenchi needs MCE now
Tuesday, October 29 2013

Wenchi Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region as a matter of urgency needs a Chief Executive to steer the affairs of the Municipality as failure to do so would retard progress of the Assembly.

KETU S:
Lamptey endorsed as Ketu-South MCE
Tuesday, October 29 2013

The Ketu-South Municipal Assembly meeting on Monday approved Mr Pascal Lamptey, 47, a Public Servant as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

TMA:
Tema Motorway to become six lanes - President Mahama
Tuesday, October 29 2013

The Government would soon expand the Tema Motorway into a six-lane with an interchange at the Tema roundabout, President John Dramani Mahama announced on Monday.

N JUABEN:
Assemblies urged to improve internally generated fund
Tuesday, October 29 2013

Mr Kwabena Obese-Jectey, Director-General of the Internal Audit Agency (IAA), has urged Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) to improve their Internally Generated Fund (IGF) to enable them to fund their own development projects.

AMANSIE W:
Chief urges parents to invest in education of their wards
Tuesday, October 29 2013

The new Chief of Manso-Kwankyiabo near Manso-Nkwanta in the Amansie West District has outlined his vision for the town.

WA W:
Farmers hails AGRA soil health programme
Tuesday, October 29 2013

Farmers in the Wa West District have hailed the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Soil Health Programme (SHP); saying it had exposed them to various Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) technologies.

SOCIAL:
Workers to go on strike; nationwide demo to follow
Tuesday, October 29 2013

The Trades Union Congress has declared a strike action after they rejected the report of the technical committee set up by President John Mahama to assess the impact of the recent hikes in utility prices.

BOLGA:
Women in Upper East want to capture more seats
Tuesday, October 29 2013

The Past and Present Assembly Women Association (PPAWA) drawn from all the districts from the Upper East Region on Tuesday adopted some strategies to enable them win more seats during the 2014 District Assembly Election.

SECURITY:
Report on Police shootings yet to be made public
Tuesday, October 29 2013

Almost one week after assurances that reports of investigations into a number of shooting incidents will be released to the public, the police are yet to fulfill that promise.

TMA:
Assembly to confirm MCE Today
Wednesday, October 30 2013

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), would on Wednesday, hold a special session for the confirmation or otherwise of the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) nominee, Mr Isaac Ashia Odamtten.

BAWKU WEST:
Assembly gets DCE
Wednesday, October 30 2013

Assembly Members of the Bawku West District on Tuesday voted to confirm Mr Simon Ayande Agbango, the president’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE).

HEALTH:
Ghana achieves breakthrough in heart surgery
Wednesday, October 30 2013

The National Cardiothoracic Centre (NCTC) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has successfully carried out a ground-breaking heart surgery without opening the chest of the patient.

INTERNATIONAL:
Prez. Mahama to co-host GAVI mid-term review in Stockholm
Wednesday, October 30 2013

President John Mahama has left Accra for Stockholm, Sweden, where he will be co-hosting the mid-term review meeting of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI Alliance).

EDUCATION:
WAEC clears 130 schools of cheating
Wednesday, October 30 2013

The results of all the 130 schools that were withheld by the West African Examinations Council  (WAEC) on suspicion of cheating in the 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) have been released.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t working to address challenges in health sector - Mahama
Wednesday, October 30 2013

President John Mahama says his administration is working to address challenges facing the health sector to ensure the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals  4 and 5.

ENERGY:
Gov’t cuts payment of utility bills to hospitals, public schools
Wednesday, October 30 2013

Government has cut payment of utility bills to various institutions including hospitals, security agencies and public schools across the country.

AMA:
70 Millennium school projects nearing completion
Wednesday, October 30 2013

About seventy classroom blocks under the Millennium School projects initiated by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) are nearing completion to bring relief to schools within the municipality, authorities have said.

CHEREPONI:
NGO to commercialize sesame crop in four districts
Wednesday, October 30 2013

The Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), a Dutch international non-governmental organization operating in the country, has engaged some 1,000 farmers in four districts to cultivate sesame crop on a pilot basis.

SPORTS:
CONFIRMED:Black Stars to play Egypt in Cairo as Fifa decides
Wednesday, October 30 2013

FIFA says the World Cup play-off between Egypt and Ghana will go ahead in Cairo despite a request for next month’s game be moved to a neutral venue.

POLITICS:
Mahama appoints Mills’ brother as MD of GTDC
Thursday, October 31 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has appointed hospitality expert Samuel Atta Mills as the Acting Managing Director of the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC).

SOCIAL:
Fire Service warns of more fire outbreaks at Katamanto market
Thursday, October 31 2013

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has warned of more fire outbreaks at the Kantamanto Market due to congestion and illegal electrical connections.

ENERGY:
Utility tariffs brouhaha: We need dialogue, not strike - Govt
Thursday, October 31 2013

The government has called on organised labour to engage it constructively through meaningful discussions, instead of threats of strike.

TRANSPORT:
Transport Minister Tours Takoradi Port
Thursday, October 31 2013

Mrs Dzifa Attivor, Minister for Transport, yesterday said the expansion project of the Takoradi Port forms part of a master plan to develop the country’s ports.

JOMORO:
Assembly constructing new court building
Thursday, October 31 2013

The Jomoro District Assembly is constructing an ultra-modern court building to house the Half-Assini Magistrate Court estimated over GH¢ 1.4 million.

TEMA:
MCE for Tema confirmed
Thursday, October 31 2013

Mr Isaac Ashai Odamtten, was on Wednesday, confirmed as the Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE).

SUNYANI:
Assembly assists farmers for productivity
Thursday, October 31 2013

The Sunyani Municipal Assembly (SMA) supplied 109 farmers with improved cassava planting materials under the Root and Tuber Improvement Programme during the 2012 Crop Season.

SECURITY:
Top GIS officers interdicted
Thursday, October 31 2013

President John Mahama has directed the immediate interdiction of three persons for issuing resident permits to some Chinese Nationals without due regard.

L D KOTOPON:
Assembly to turn Nkrumah building into office
Thursday, October 31 2013

A building constructed by the first president of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkramah believed to be a project intended for a crematorium has been abandoned and left at the mercy of the weather near the Dade Kotopon Municipal Assembly  in the Greater Accra Region.

WENCHI:
Assembly distributes 200 poles to communities
Thursday, October 31 2013

In a bid to share the national cake fairly, the Wenchi Municipal Assembly has procured and distributed 200 low tension to communities within its jurisdiction to enable them to also enjoy from the national power grid system.

AAK:
District wide electricity coverage by 2014-DCE
Thursday, October 31 2013

The Abura-Asebu Kwamankese District Assembly hopes to achieve district wide electricity coverage by 2014.

ENVIRONMENT:
47 Illegal miners arrested in swoop
Thursday, October 31 2013

Forty-seven foreigners engaged in illegal gold mining on the Offin River, which is within the Upper Denkyira East Municipality, were arrested in a dawn swoop by the Central Regional Security Command (REGSEC) last Tuesday.

MARKET FIRES:
GNFS Warns Of Fires At Kantamanto Market
Thursday, October 31 2013

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has warned of more fire outbreaks at the Kantamanto Market due to congestion and illegal electrical connections.

SPORTS:
GFA reacts to Fifa decision over Cairo venue
Thursday, October 31 2013

Ghana remains focused on the World Cup qualifier with Egypt next month despite FIFA’s decision to clear Cairo to host next month’s game.

GA W:
Over 100 projects ongoing in Ga West
Thursday, October 31 2013

Information available to Ghanadistricts.com has it that over a hundred (100) projects are onging and are at various levels of completion in the Ga West Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.

ATEBUBU:
Amantin Police station to be completed soon
Thursday, October 31 2013

A police station and staff quarters project for the Amantin Township in the Atebubu-Amantin district will soon be completed to ease the accommodation difficulties faced by the Police in Amantin.

ENERGY:
Petroleum prices to go up tomorrow
Thursday, October 31 2013

Prices of petroleum products are expected to go up by almost 2 percent and  6 percent from tomorrow morning.  

INTERNATIONAL:
Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta: ICC case moved February 5
Thursday, October 31 2013

The trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court has been delayed following last month’s terror attack in Nairobi.

GOMOA W:
National Service Is Compulsory
Thursday, October 31 2013

Graduates who have completed any tertiary institution in the country and who fail to do national service can be arrested and prosecuted, Mr Abdul Armah Aziz, Acting Central Regional Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has said.