(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA :
More than 5000 students graduate from UEW
Sunday, November 01 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has said the Government was committed to providing better social services and creating employment opportunities with decent working condition for all.

NATIONAL :
Do not increase fares-GRTCC
Sunday, November 01 2009

The Ghana Road Transport Co-coordinating Council (GRTCC) has directed commercial drivers not to increase their charges following last Fridays five percent increase in prices of petroleum products.

NATIONAL :
Radio pastors questioned.
Sunday, November 01 2009

Faith healers have condemned people, including pastors, who have turned radio and television stations into healing camps and were confusing innocent clients with their so-called curative powers.

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA:
Support national census-Statistician
Sunday, November 01 2009

Mr Francis Bright Mensah, the Central Regional Statistician, has called on traditional rulers, community leaders and religious heads to help in diverse ways towards the success of the National Census exercise.

CAPE COAST:
What the APRM chair has on APRM in Ghana
Sunday, November 01 2009

The national chairman, African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), Reverend Professor Samuel Kwasi Adjapong, has said the mechanism has created awareness on democracy and good governance in the country and by that Ghana leads in its implementation and stands as a beacon on the continent.

AMA :
Facelift at recreational centre
Sunday, November 01 2009

The Aviation Social Centre (ASC) Limited, a wellness and recreational facility in Accra, will in the next two years be fitted with state of the art equipment and undergo expansion to accommodate the needs of clients.

TEMA:
Reproductive health education for pupils
Sunday, November 01 2009

Ms Josephine Konadu Koduah, Executive Director of JIL Foundation, a nongovernmental organization, has underscored the need for girls to take their studies seriously and to guard against sexual activities.

AMA :
Metro Archbishop speaks on Popes appointment
Sunday, November 01 2009

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Reverend Bishop Palmer-Buckle has described the appointment of Peter Cardinal Appiah Turkson to preside over the "Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace" as the step in the right direction.

( MIOTSO)TEMA :
Veep on educational dysfunction.
Sunday, November 01 2009

Vice-President John Mahama has said government will convey an all-party conference to dilate on how to overcome the dysfunctions in the education sector and develop strategies to meet national aspirations.

NATIONAL :
Cell phone emissions weaken bones - Report
Monday, November 02 2009

Health researchers have warned that wearing a cell phone on one’s belt could lead to decreased bone density in the area of the pelvis that is commonly used for bone grafts.

(CHIRAA) SUNYANI WEST :
Minister calls for patronage of NHIS
Monday, November 02 2009

The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister,  Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo has urged residents  in the area to patronize the National Health Insurance Scheme, reiterating that the government was committed to the implementation of the proposed policy of one-time premium payment of the scheme by December 2010.

 

SUNYANI :
Government to create 30,000 jobs next year
Monday, November 02 2009

Government will create 30,000 jobs, 300 in each of the 100 selected Districts in the country, next year, following cabinet’s approval for implementation of the National Plantation Development Programme.

YENDI :
Farmer-based organisations get credit facility
Monday, November 02 2009

The Yendi Evangelical Presbyterian Development and Relief Agency (EPDRA), has granted an access production credit of GHC 4,000 to nine- farmer based organisations (FBO) in the Yendi Municipality to cultivate soya beans, groundnut and sorghum. 

(DAKPEMA) TAMALE :
Zain donates to Dakpema Education Fund
Monday, November 02 2009

Zain Communications Network, a mobile telecommunications Company, has donated GHc 2,500.00 to the Dakpema Education Fund.  

(SAWLA) SAWLA-TUNA-KALBA :
NDC elects new executives
Monday, November 02 2009

The Sawla-Kalba Constituency of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has elected into office a 14-member executive committee, to run the affairs of the party in the Constituency for the next two years.   

TOLON/KUMBUNGU :
Flood victims appeal for support
Monday, November 02 2009

Flood victims in the Northern Region have appealed to the government and the donor community to assist them with relief items.  

HO :
Single Spine salary to boost production
Monday, November 02 2009

Dr Yaw Baah, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress, said the Single Spine Salary scheme could be the biggest boost to the dynamics of production in Ghana’s public sector for many years by pushing public sector salaries to economic levels.

(VE-GOLOKWATI) HOHOE:
Taxi driver arrested with Indian hemp
Monday, November 02 2009

Felix Akakpo, who was driving a VW Taxi Cab from Hohoe towards Accra, was arrested at the Golokwati Police barrier for carrying leaves suspected to be Indian hemp. 

TAMALE :
GH¢12.8 million support for feeding programme
Monday, November 02 2009

The Dutch Government has released GH¢12.8 million to the Ghana School Feeding Programme Mr Kwame Nuoko, Technical Advisor to the  Programme (GSFP), announced this during a civil society platform dialogue meeting in Tamale.  

HO :
Health workers urged to Fight for patients
Monday, November 02 2009

Most Rev. Joseph Afrifa-Agyekum, the Episcopal Chairman of the National Catholic Health Service, has appealed to health workers to champion the interests of their patients with the same aggressiveness with which they fight for better service conditions.

(SALAGA) EAST GONJA :
DCE pledges efficient administration
Monday, November 02 2009

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for East Gonja, Mr. Alhassan Mumuni, has pledged to run an efficient administration with improvement in the quality of education, sanitation, job creation, good roads and accessible health care.

NATIONAL:
Decentralization review dominates NALAG conference
Monday, November 02 2009

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Joseph Yileh Chireh is upbeat that the 16th biennial delegates’ conference of the National Association of Local Government Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) will present a position paper on the key themes of the the decentralization process.

(PAKYI) AMANSIE WEST:
Asantehene honours Atwima-Kwanwoma Rural Bank
Monday, November 02 2009

Otumfuo Osei Tutu 11, the Asantehene, has honoured the Atwima-Kwanwoma Rural Bank with a platinum award for its contribution to development projects in the region.

WA:
Zoomlion to weed out lazy workers
Monday, November 02 2009

Zoomlion Ghana Limited, an Environmental and Waste Management Organisation, will soon weed out lazy workers to make way for dedicated hard workers, Mr. Francis Atayure Abirigo, Zoomlion Communications Officer for the three northern regions has said.

BAWKU :
State of emergency at Bawku- Minister advocates
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Three people have been confirmed dead and seven others injured in the latest surge of violence that has plagued the Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region.

NATIONAL :
New School Feeding Programme Coordinator, deputy named
Tuesday, November 03 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has appointed Mr Suleiman Ibn-Mahmud Abdulrahaman as the National Co-ordinator for the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).

BAWKU :
Renewed Shooting in Bawku
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Sporadic shooting has been going on in Bawku since Sunday night after unidentified men shot at mourners in a funeral house and injured two people.

AMA :
Lamptey -Mills case litmus test.
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Ghanaians have been asked to consider the case in which Mr Enoch Nii Lamptey-Mills, Proprietor of Great Lamptey-Mills Institute, impregnated and forcibly married a girl as a litmus test for the country’s fight against child abuse.

NATIONAL:
AVRL on the heels of debtors
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL), has asked its debtors to settle their arrears or face disconnectiion and prosecution.

TEMA :
Sunflower for bio-diesel
Tuesday, November 03 2009

A factory to process Sunflower into bio-diesel has been inaugurated at Tema with the call on the government and financial institutions to help expand the facility.

BOLGATANGA :
Upper East Regional Librarian appeals for books
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Upper East Regional Librarian, Mr. John Ayeseya has appealed to the government, philanthropists and non-governmental organizations, to provide the Regional Library with books that are relevant to the current educational programme in the country.

BONGO :
Bongo PM to contest NPP UE Regional Secretary slot
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Presiding Member (PM) of the Bongo District Assembly in the Upper East Region, Mr. Emmanuel Nsor-Atindana, has declared his intention to contest the Regional Secretary slot of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the party’s congress in December.

NKORANZA :
Do not politicise NHIS
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The District Manager of Nkoranza Health Insurance Scheme, Mr. Stephen Opoku Brobbey has advised against the politicisation of the scheme "since it is designed to promote the health of all Ghanaians".

TECHIMAN :
Techiman Methodist Church to set up educational fund
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Techiman Circuit of the Methodist Church is to set up an educational fund to offer scholarship to brilliant but needy students.

KWAHU WEST:
12 schools get distinction.
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Five out of 79 schools that registered for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), in the Kwahu South and East Districts scored zero percent.

(ADAMROBE) AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Valley View supports community
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Valley View University (VVU) made history by becoming the first institution to conduct any major general free health screening and hygiene education at Adamrobe near Aburi in the Akuapem South Municipality of the Eastern Region.

NATIONAL :
More education is needed.
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Board of the Ghana Meteorological Agency (Gmet) has called on the government to create more awareness on fire fighting for staff concerning the dangers fire posed to lives and property.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Government to resource the Ghana Navy- Veep
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has said government would equip the Ghana Navy to carry its mandate efficiently and effectively, despite the constraints of the economy and other competing national development needs.

(KOFORIDUA)NEW JUABEN :
Pass Right to Information law
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Participants at an advocacy workshop on the Right to Information Law in Koforidua  have reiterated the need for government to urgently pass the Right to Information Law to protect the people’s right to access information from government.

SEWFI WIAWSO :
Board of Governors of health training institutions in W/R inaugurated
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo inaugurated the Board of Governors for Health Training institutions in the region at Sekondi.

NATIONAL :
Walk to encourage road safety.
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has  organised a walk through some principal streets of Accra, to educate drivers on the need to take road safety regulations seriously to ensure that the roads were free of accidents.

(GOMOA AKYEMPIM) GOMOA WEST:
Chiefs smoke peace pipe
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The chiefs and elders of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area in the Central Region, have amicably resolved an eight-year old chieftaincy dispute.

NEW JUABEN :
Upper and Lower Manya Krobo and Yilo Krobo to benefit from project.
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Twenty-eight communities in the Upper and Lower Manya Krobo and the Yilo Districts are to benefit from the Koforidua Water Project with the intake source at Oterkporlu at a total cost of GHC 2, 339,950.

(ABESIM) SUNYANI :
Chief concerned about crime wave in Abesim
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Nana Kumi Akyeaw II, Kyidomhene of the Dormaa Traditional Council and chief of Abesim, near Sunyani,has raised concern about the upsurge in the peddling and smoking of Indian hemp among the youth in the area.

MFANTSEMAN :
39 accidents recorded
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Motor, Traffic and Transport Unit of the Ghana Police Service, recorded 39 accidents with 17 deaths in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region, from January to September.

MFANTSEMAN :
SMEs to be supported
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Small and medium enterprises in the Mfantseman Municipality and Abura Asebu Kwamankese District are to benefit from on-lending loan facility being provided by the Support Programme for enterprise Empowerment and development (SPEED), a German-based Organisation.

(WINNEBA)AWUTU SENYA:
ABANTU holds public forum
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Speakers at a public forum in Winneba, have appealed to men who lust for teenagers to control their libido.

(STMA) TAKORADI :
Government committed to expanding telecommunication - Aidoo
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has reiterated government commitment to expanding telecommunication infrastructure to make information and data accessible to every Ghanaian.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
GES modifies CSSPS.
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Ghana Education Service (GES), has modified the Computer Selection Placement System (CSSPS) into the Senior High Schools (SHS), to streamline the admission of students.

AGONA WEST :
MCE appeals to chiefs.
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Agona West Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Felix Jacob Obeng-Forson has appealed to chiefs in farming communities in the area to initiate moves to form anti-bushfire committees ahead of the coming dry season.

AMA :
Man arrested after 20 years of impersonation.
Tuesday, November 03 2009

A man who posed as a medical officer and practised medicine illegally for 20 years was on Monday brought before an Accra Circuit Court for causing abortions.

AMA :
Nine sue government
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Nine employees of the Non-Formal Education Division of the Ministry of Education have filed a writ at the Accra High Court suing the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice against their demotion and transfer.

GOMOA WEST :
Support pregnant girls in education
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Gomoa West District Director of Education, Mr Fred Dunyoh, has appealed to parents and philanthropists to assist girls in the district who were found to be pregnant during the Basic Education Certificate Examination this year to continue their education.

NATIONAL :
GPRTU prepared to comply with directive.
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has resolved not to increase transport fares and directed members to oblige by the resolution.

CAPE COAST :
Driver escapes near death.
Tuesday, November 03 2009

A driver with a Nissan Terrano vehicle loaded with terrazzo gravels, heading toward the Cape Coast-Takoradi highway on Monday morning, narrowly escaped falling into a stream, when he burst a tire and crashed into a palm tree.

NATIONAL:
Pomp and pageantry greet Ivorian President
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Ivorian President Laurent Koudou Gbagbo arrived in Accra on Tuesday for a two-day visit to Ghana.  

(TEPA) AHAFO ANO NORTH:
Tepa Hospital receives medical equipment
Tuesday, November 03 2009

A United States based Health related NGO, Cure Foundation Project has donated a 40-foot container of medical equipment in support of two heath facilities in the Ahafo-Ano North District.

TAMALE:
Hospital commends government for 28 million-euro facility
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Management of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, has expressed appreciation to the government for approving funds for the refurbishment of the medical facility to befit its status as a referral centre. 

KUMASI:
GETFund budget must capture NVTI - Sekou Nkrumah
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Acting National Coordinator of National Youth Council (NYC), Dr. Sekou Nkrumah, has appealed to the government to include the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) in the GETFund budget. 

(NEW-AKRADE) ASUOGYAMAN :
Volta Lake tree stumps to go
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Vice President John Mahama has hinted that tree stumps would be removed from the Volta Lake by the end of 2010 to make traveling on the lake safe.

TOLON/KUMBUNGU :
Bonzali Rural Bank holds AGM
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Rural banks have been urged to position themselves adequately to confront the challenges posed by the emerging technological advancement in the banking industry.  

BAWKU:
Four armoured cars for Bawku
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Four light armoured cars, four Senior Police Officers and 200 bullet-proof vests have arrived in Bolgatanga en-route to Bawku following a distress call the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) sent to Accra on Monday.   

SOUTH DAYI :
World Bank sponsors revaluation for South Dayi
Tuesday, November 03 2009

A World Bank funded pilot project on revaluation of property rates to boost revenue mobilisation of the Kpando and South Dayi districts has presented its recommendations at a brief ceremony at Kpando.

TAMALE:
30 million dollar water project for NR
Tuesday, November 03 2009

A 30-million dollar Northern Region Small Towns Water andSanitation (NORST) Project, has been launched to improve the provision of water and sanitation facilities in 30 small towns in 13 districts of the eastern corridor of the Northern Region.

HO:
Polytechnics call for hotel schools
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Head of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management of Ho Polytechnic, Madam Esther Appaw-Agbola has called for the establishment of Hotel Schools in the polytechnics to prepare students adequately for the hospitality industry.  

(SAVELUGU) SAVELUGU/NANTON:
School for the deaf gets support
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Zain Communications Network, has donated large quantities of educational material to the Savelugu school for the Deaf in the Savelugu/Nanton District of the Northern Region.  

HO:
Fire Service saves workshops from burning
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The quick response of the Ho branch of the Ghana National Fire Service last Friday night saved a number of motor repair shops near the Rehabilitation Training Centre (RTC) from raging fire. 

TAMALE:
Drivers’ license sells at GH¢ 200 - ACP Awuni
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Northern Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Peter Angwubutoge Awuni, has blamed the numerous road accidents in the region on the Driver Vehicle and License Authority (DVLA).

KUMASI:
Three robbers jailed 180 years
Tuesday, November 03 2009

A Kumasi circuit court has sentenced three armed robbers to a total of 180 years imprisonment.

WA:
Motor bikers live short in Wa
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Twenty-four people died from 27 motor bike accidents in the Upper West Region as at September this year as against 23 deaths recorded from 43 car and bus accidents during the same period
last year.   

(MAKUMAH) JIRAPA:
Three killed in motor accident
Tuesday, November 03 2009

Two boys and a woman were killed when a truck loaded with sheanuts crashed into a parked urvan bus at Makumah in the Upper West Region on Friday, a market day of the town.   

WA:
Metro Mass in "Operation show your ticket"
Tuesday, November 03 2009

A Team of officials from the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) has embarked on a two-week sensitization programme in the Upper West Region to plug all revenue leakages relating to the operations of its buses in the Region.    

EJISU JUABEN:
NDC to wrest EJISU-JUABEN seat
Tuesday, November 03 2009

The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Mohammed Boakye-Agyemang, has urged supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress in the constituency to work hard  to wrest the parliamentary seat from the New Patriotic Party in the 2012 general elections.  

SUNYANI :
Minister calls for sense of unity
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon.Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo has appealed to people of the region to rekindle their sense of unity and tenacity of purpose to quicken the pace of development.

BOLGATANGA :
MTTU is not proactive - Woyongo
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has urged the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, to enforce road and traffic regulations to help curb the spate of road accidents in the country.

(ACHIMOTA) AMA :
GIMPA Rector pledges to push institution higher
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The new Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof. Yaw Agyeman Badu, has pledged to transform the institution into a strong internationally recognised institution.

NATIONAL :
Government to re-engage Vodafone
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Government is to re-engage with the management of Vodafone International and ensure that there is compliance with the country’s laws.

NATIONAL:
Mills hosts Kufuor, two others
Wednesday, November 04 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has hosted former President John Agyekum Kufuor and two other former African leaders at the Castle, Osu.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Ghana @50 should be a learning point.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has advised Accountants of the Public Service to be guided by the lessons of the ongoing Ghana@50 Commission when their superiors pressurized them to bend the rules to suit them.

AMA :
MP worried about education.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Mr Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma Central, has expressed worry about the poor educational standards in the area, despite efforts by the authorities to improve on teaching and learning.

NATIONAL :
Ghana to ratify ECOWAS Convention on small arms
Wednesday, November 04 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has said government would soon put before Parliament the ECOWAS Convention on Small Arms for ratification.

(KENYASI) ASUTIFI :
Newmont Cyanide spillage affected many more people
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Many more people were affected by the recent cyanide spillage at Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) Ahafo Mine than the Company stated in its press release.

NATIONAL :
5000 bicycles for school children
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Cadbury Ghana and Cadbury Canada have donated 5,000 bicycles to be distributed to school children in deprived cocoa growing communities to increase their access to education.

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA :
NDC youth asked to unite
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has called on party faithful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), especially the youth, to unite for the development of the party.

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BAWKU : Opinion Leaders to be held responsible for violence
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Opinion Leaders in any locality of the Bawku Municipality where violence starts would be arrested and held responsible, the Upper East Regional Security Council (RGESEC) has announced.

NATIONAL :
The economy is on track.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has affirmed government’s determination to work towards enhancing a favourable investment climate for the country.

GOMOA EAST :
DCE sworn in.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Mr Isaac Kingsley Ehunu- Armah, has been sworn in as Gomoa East District Chief Executive (DCE) after he received 100 per cent endorsement from the assembly.

MANYA KROBO :
Festival supported.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Zain has made cash donation in addintion to assorted Zain products to the chiefs and people of the Manya Krobo Traditional Area as part of its contribution to the celebration of this year’s Ngmayem festival.

NATIONAL :
AGI to meet President Mills
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) will early next week present a Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Charter, detailing policy proposals to President John Evans Atta Mills.

(DARKUMAN) AMA :
NGO screens 1500 people.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Sight For Africa, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) into optical screening, on Wednesday offered free  screening for 1,500 people at Darkuman, a suburb of Accra.

TEMA :
Oil being discharged.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Discharging of the 997,000 barrels of crude oil supplied by the Sahara Oil Company Limited of Nigeria to the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) started at about 10:55 hours on Thursday.

NATIONAL :
Ghana@50 enquiry to end soon.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Ghana@50 Presidential Commission of Enquiry has winded up its public hearings after taking the submissions of 238 witnesses, who were directly or indirectly involved in the 50th Independence anniversary celebration.

NATIONAL :
DG being axed out.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

There is some tension at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) over a directive by the chairman of the Board of Directors of the corporation that the Director-General William Ampem-Darko proceeds on a compulsory leave.

KWAHU EAST :
Assembly outlines programmes
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Kwahu East District Assembly is to commit a greater percentage of its resources to provide educational infrastructure, furniture, exercise books and qualified teachers to improve the standard of education in the area.

BIRIM SOUTH :
500 plus given school uniforms.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Five hundred and four basic school children in four schools in the Birim South District were presented with free school uniforms, supplementary readers and stationery by a number Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) at separate functions.

ASHAIMAN :
15 companies file writ against assembly.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Fifteen companies in charge of public toilets at Ashaiman have filed a writ at the Tema High Court against the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA).

NATIONAL :
Foreign Affairs relocates to Golden Jubilee house
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The government says it has with immediate effect, moved the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration, albeit temporarily, to the Administration and General Services Wings of the Golden Jubilee House.

(MUMFORD) GOMOA:
Chief of Mumford appeals to government
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Chief and people Mumford have reminded the Government to start the construction of the proposed fishing harbour in the town to help to promote the fishing industry in the area.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Minister pays working visit
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Mr Mike Hammah, Minister for Transport  has paid a working visit to three communities in the Effutu Municipality to ascertain progress of work on the expansion of electricity to those areas.

NATIONAL:
VALCO to play chief economic role
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Trade and Industry Minister, Ms Hannah Tetteh, says a properly positioned Volta Aluminium Company Limited (VALCO) "holds a significant place in Ghana’s economic transformation agenda."  

(AKIM BOSOME) BIRIM SOUTH :
Rural electrification for 800 communities.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Government has committed $170 million to provide electricity to 800 communities, under the Rural Electrification Programme.

CAPE COAST :
Terrorist arrested.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

A circuit court in Cape Coast has remanded into prison custody 40-year-old unemployed Kwame Noah for allegedly terrorizing and robbing students and people living in and around the University of Cape Coast(UCC) campus.

NKORANZA:
Ghana fights guinea worm
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Ghana Health Service is determined to eradicate the guinea worm disease in the country by the year 2013, Mr. Bernard Acheampong, Nkoranza South District Disease Control Officer, has said, at Nkoranza.   

NATIONAL :
Inside parliament.
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Mr Stephen Amoanor Kwao, the Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, has said factors including the global economy, revenue mobilization, macro-economic indicators, gross domestic product and inflation were some issues that determined the fixing of salaries for workers.

YILO KROBO :
Traditional council announces death of chief
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Yilo Krobo Traditional Council, at a solemn press conference, at Somanya, formally announced the death of Kpetekple Narh Dawutey Ologo the VI, Paramount Chief of the Traditional Area, who died on May 7, this year.

NATIONAL:
VAT to close down businesses
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The management of Value Added Tax (VAT) Service has set up a team to close down businesses that have not registered with the service.

WA:
British High Commissioner visits U/W Region
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The British High Commissioner, Dr Nicholas Westcott, has advised Ghanaian youth to invest the money they mobilize to travel through unapproved routes to Europe in developing their skills to enable them make money at home.  

KUMASI:
Red cross society against Swine Flu
Wednesday, November 04 2009

A day’s trainer of trainers’ workshop to prepare the Ghana Red Cross Society for effective handling of the H1N1 influenza has been held in Kumasi.  

(DWENDWENASE) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Primary school cries for help
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Parents whose children attend the Presbyterian Dwendwenase Primary School, a farming community in the Asante Akyem South District, have threatened to withdraw their children from the school to avoid disaster  

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKIM :
Teacher allegedly beats student to death
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Members of the Yatanor Unit Committee, near Asamankese has appealed to the Police Administration to investigate circumstances leading to the death of Prince Asiedu, a 13-year-old student of Afranse Junior High School (JHS), who was allegedly beaten by his teacher resulting in his death.  

(KOFORIDUA) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Brutal killing in Koforidua
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Members of the family Oyoko family at Atwima koforidua in the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Region are fuming with rage over the brutal killing of their beloved son, Yaw Akoto.

TAMALE :
Seed producer appeals to gov’t
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The President of the Seed Producers Association of Ghana, Mr. Patrick Appullah has called on the government to commit money to   research on seeds production to enable farmers to increase their yield to facilitate food security.

SISSALA EAST:
Lands Officer tackles land maladministration
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Acting Upper West Regional Lands Officer, Mr. David Deribaa, has drawn up an action plan to fight the general indiscipline that is associated with land acquisition and development in the region. 

(TATALE) ZABZUGU/TATALE :
Pipe-borne water for Tatale by 2011 - Abongo
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr. Albert Abongo said Tatale in the Northern Region would enjoy pipe-borne water through the Northern Region Small Towns Water Supply project (NORST) by 2011.

ACCRA :
Meeting on food security opens
Wednesday, November 04 2009

A five-day regional consultation meeting to discuss and ensure food security for the Sahel region and West Africa opened in Accra with a call on member countries to develop the capacity to use modern technology to generate timely and early warning agricultural statistics to aid in the cereal and food assessment in the countries.

BOLGATANGA :
Health institutions operating at 17 per cent capacity
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Health institutions in the Upper East Region are operating at 17 per cent capacity due to inadequate infrastructure. 

ACCRA :
Ghana must deal with Invasive Alien Species - Ayittey
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ms. Sherry Ayittey, said the problem of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in the country should be combated, to save the environment and indigenous biodiversity from the scourge.  

(FIAN) NADOWLI:
National Service personnel urged to accept rural postings
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Nadowli District Chief Executive, Mr. Abu Kansangbata, has appealed to National Service personnel to emulate American Peace Corps volunteers serving in the country by accepting postings to rural areas to help develop deprived communities.   

( GUAMAN ) JASIKAN :
Apex Bank Ltd to launch product to enhance efficiency
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Association of Rural Banks (ARBs) Apex Bank Limited would soon launch its star product, "Apex Link Money Transfer," onto an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) platform to make banking services efficient, fast, safe and secure.

(SAKUMONO) TMA:
New sub-metros for Tema
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Three sub-metropolitan district councils in the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) were jointly inaugurated on Wednesday with a call on members not to take over the work of public and civil servants at the assemblies.    

ACCRA:
Veep pays tribute to children
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Vice-President John Dramani Mahama Wednesday said the involvement of children in the implementation and enforcement of Acts and Conventions that protect their rights is critical to their effectiveness.  

WA WEST:
Okudzeto engages public servants
Wednesday, November 04 2009

A Deputy Minister of Information, Mr. Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, has urged all public sector workers to try and give out their best despite the low wages that they received.  

NATIONAL :
GRNA urges government to speed up negotiations on conditions of service
Wednesday, November 04 2009

The Ghana Registered Nurses’ Association (GRNA) has appealed to government to speed up negotiations on the conditions of service to motivate nurses and enhance quality health care delivery in the country.

(EL-WAK) AMA :
Air-condition tents for Hajj pilgrims
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Government’s promise to organise a hassle-free pilgrimage to Mecca this year took off in a grand style when Vice President John Dramani Mahama inaugurated a make-shift air-conditioned Hajj village in fulfilment of that pledge.

ACCRA :
Veep addresses Club of former African heads of state
Wednesday, November 04 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has articulated the relevance for Africa to create functioning sub-regional markets as a buffer to the international trade arrangements that are not in the continent’s best interest.

(SIKAA) NKORANZA NORTH :
Sikaa to get new school block
Thursday, November 05 2009

The Nkoranza North District Chief Executive, Hon. Kwadwo Adjei-Dwomoh has cut the sod for work to begin on the construction of three classrooms with an office and store estimated at 52,000 Ghana cedis for the Junior High School at Sikaa in the district in the Brong Ahafo Region.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Storeowners urged not to sell uncertified food and drugs
Thursday, November 05 2009

The Zonal Officer of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) in-charge Western and Central Regions, Mr George Pentsil has urged storeowners to refer all uncertified foods and drugs to the Board for certification before selling them.

BAWKU :
Bawku Naba calls for calm
Thursday, November 05 2009

The Paramount Chief of Bawku Traditional Area, Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II has called on the people of the area to remain calm and cooperate with the security personnel to bring the conflict in Bawku under control.

NATIONAL :
Ghana to maximise mining industry.
Thursday, November 05 2009

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has  said some draft regulations to ensure Ghana maximises the benefits from mining had been submitted to the Attorney Generals’ Department for review.

(KENYASI ) ASUTIFI :
Newmont assists farmers affected by its operations
Thursday, November 05 2009

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) Ahafo Mine has completed the first part of the second phase of its Agricultural Improvement and Land Access Programme (AILAP) aimed at assisting farmers affected by its operations.

KWAHU NORTH:
RCBs urged to strategise.
Thursday, November 05 2009

Mr Duke Osam-Duodu, Deputy Managing Director of the ARB APEX Bank, has called on Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) to adopt effective strategies to enable them to compete favourably in the banking industry.

SUNYANI :
Regional hospital receives support
Thursday, November 05 2009

The Divine Christian Outreach International, a religious group based in the United States of America has donated medical items worth 70,000 dollars to the Regional Hospital at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region.

NATIONAL :
Weather update
Thursday, November 05 2009

The weather is expected to be sparsely cloudy, hot, sunny and stable for the greater part of Thursday in the Northern Sector.

BAWKU :
Government reviews curfew in Bawku
Thursday, November 05 2009

The Ministry of the Interior has reviewed the curfew period in the Bawku Municipality and its environs.

NKORANZA :
Brong Ahafo to benefit from solar project
Thursday, November 05 2009

The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr. William Billy Williams will inspect mobile phone charging solar energy installations built for 20 communities in the Brong Ahafo Region on Friday.

(AGBOGBLOSHIE)AMA :
Residents appeal to government.
Thursday, November 05 2009

Agbogbloshie residents call on government to provide alternatives for resettlement.

GOMOA WEST :
DCE heads NALAG.
Thursday, November 05 2009

The National Association of Local Authorities, Ghana (NALAG) is to set up offices in all the 10 regions of Ghana and appoint Desk Officers for the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.

ACCRA :
Foreign Affairs relocates to Jubilee House
Thursday, November 05 2009

Workers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration have relocated temporarily to the Administration and General Services Wing of the Golden Jubilee House in Accra.

(SOUTH SENCHI) ASUOGYAMAN :
Moderator adds voice the Volta dangers.
Thursday, November 05 2009

The Right-Reverend Francis Amenu, Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church, Ghana has called on the government to provide reliable and safe means of transport on the Volta Lake to end the fatal accidents on the water body.

AMA :
NMC calls for recall of DG.
Thursday, November 05 2009

The Board Chairman of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has been directed by the National Media Commission (NMC) to recall Mr. William Ampem-Darko to resume duty immediately as Director-General of the corporation.

AMA :
70 thousand school children under the shift system.
Thursday, November 05 2009

Dr. Alfred Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has  observed that poor planning and lack of infrastructure in public schools have resulted in the shift system for about 70,000 school children in the metropolis.

ASANTE AKYEM SOUTH :
Parents issue threats.
Thursday, November 05 2009

Parents whose children attend the Presbyterian Dwendwenase Primary School, a farming community in the Asante Akyem South District, have threatened to withdraw their children from the school to avoid disaster.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Teacher accused of killing student
Thursday, November 05 2009

Members of the Yatanor Unit Committee, near Asamankese has appealed to the Police Administration to investigate circumstances leading to the death of Prince Asiedu, a 13-year-old student of Afranse Junior High School (JHS), who was allegedly beaten by his teacher resulting in his death.

AMA:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs yet to move.
Thursday, November 05 2009

Staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration are yet to move to the Golden Jubilee House, Mr. Abraham Tetteh, an official of the National Security, told Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra.

(AGBOBLOSHIE)AMA :
Education on AIDS catching up with "Kayayei"
Thursday, November 05 2009

The education on the prevention of HIV and AIDS seems to be going down with Ghanaians and people are now being more careful of their lifestyles.

NATIONAL :
NHIA to fast track payments
Thursday, November 05 2009

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is to fast track payment of claims to providers to ensure smooth running of the scheme.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Girl killed in accident
Thursday, November 05 2009

Rose Anderson, an eleven year-old pupil of the Catholic Primary School at Nsawam, was killed on the spot when a vehicle ran over her near the Nsawam District Police station .

BIRIM CENTRAL :
Student drowns in river.
Thursday, November 05 2009

George Marfo, 14, a final year student of the Akyem Oda Wesley Junior High School (JHS), drowned in the Birim River at Akyem Oda last Saturday.

SUNYANI :
NHIA to be a model in Africa
Thursday, November 05 2009

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is geared towards the building of a scheme that will stand out as a model in Africa and beyond, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the authority, Mr. Sylvester Mensah has said.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Parliament to include media in Committee Meetings
Friday, November 06 2009

The Majority leader, Hon. Alban Sumani Bagin has suggested to chairpersons of the various Select Committees in Parliament to include the media in their meetings.

(KANDA) AMA :
NMC asks GBC Board to recall Director-General
Friday, November 06 2009

The National Media Commission (NMC) has asked the Board of Directors of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to recall the Director-General, Mr William Ampem-Darko, to resume duty immediately.

NATIONAL :
Government doles out a 750,000 dollar package to Satellites
Friday, November 06 2009

Government has begun disbursing a 750,000 dollar package to Ghana’s Under-20 soccer team, the Black Satellites and its management team for their brilliant victory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup soccer tournament in Egypt last month.

NATIONAL :
Bush meat generates $300 million for Ghana annually
Friday, November 06 2009

The local consumption and export of bush meat generates about $300 million dollars into the Ghanaian economy every year, an official of the Forestry Commission has said.

(NYINASE) NKORANZA SOUTH :
Women group against Malaria during pregnancy
Friday, November 06 2009

Nestle Ghana Duchess Club, a women social group, has launched a malaria and nutrition in pregnancy outreach programme at Nyinase in Nkoranza South District of Brong Ahafo.

BOLGATANGA :
Five people die of rabies in UER within two months
Friday, November 06 2009

Five people out of the 10 who were infected with rabies died at health institutions in the Upper East Region within the past two months.

SUNYANI :
Market-driven workshop on agriculture ends in Sunyani
Friday, November 06 2009

The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Fisheries, Mr. Nii Amasah Namoale has asked farmers to adopt and apply the principles and methods of modern farming, to boost productio

TEMA :
13 rewarded for ingenuity.
Friday, November 06 2009

Thirteen employees of the Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) whose ingenuity, innovation, dedication and hardwork led to the repair of the factory’s Cocoa Powder Receiving Hopper, were on Thursday rewarded by Management.

CAPE COAST :
Tourism to be improved
Friday, November 06 2009

Mr Anthony Egyir Aikins, Metropolitan Chief Executive for Cape Coast, has said the assembly was evolving strategies to facilitate the growth of the tourism industry, generate employment for the people and attract the needed foreign exchange for development.

NATIONAL :
GHS launches campaign strategy
Friday, November 06 2009

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched a campaign strategy, the Integrated Maternal and Child Health, to complement efforts made so far to reduce Maternal and Child mortality rates.
  

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
NHIS is good.
Friday, November 06 2009

Two health personnel of the Winneba Government Hospital have appealed to people in the community, to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to enable them access free medical care at the facility.

KWAHU WEST :
MMDCEs urged to be meticulous.
Friday, November 06 2009

The Acting Head of the Local Government Service, Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, has urged Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to compile accurate data on rates and tolls they generate annually.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Widows must fight for their rights- Minister
Friday, November 06 2009

The Eastern Regional Minster, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has advised widows who are being denied the estates of their deceased husbands to take advantage of PNDC law 111 to protect their right to the estate.

NATIONAL :
Minister gives assurance to Ghanaians
Friday, November 06 2009

Ms. Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, has stated that her outfit was collaborating with the Ghana Standards Board and Food and Drugs Board to come out with high standard and quality Ghanaian products.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA:
Select committee approves programme
Friday, November 06 2009

Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Trade and Industry (PSCTI), has called for an extension and expansion of the GJA/BUSAC media advocacy project.

SUNYANI :
NHIA to be a model in Africa
Friday, November 06 2009

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is geared towards the building of a scheme that will stand out as a model in Africa and beyond, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the authority, Mr. Sylvester Mensah has said.

LOWER MANYA -KROBO :
Chiefs ban noise making
Friday, November 06 2009

The Manya-Krobo traditional council has, with immediate effect, banned the use of musical instruments at funerals and during church services in any locality within the traditional area after 8pm.

(GWOLLU) SISSALA WEST:
Allow chiefs to contest elections
Friday, November 06 2009

The Paramount Chief of the Gwollu Traditional Area in the Upper West Region, Kuoro Buktie Limman IV, has called on the government to ensure that chiefs contest elections as independent candidates.

(KWABENYA) GA EAST :
Parliament worried about land fill
Friday, November 06 2009

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Local Government has expressed its disquiet over the delay in the completion of the Kwabenya Land Fill project and urged the government to take a quick decision on the fate of the project.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Mills vows to develop Sokoban Wood Village
Friday, November 06 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills on Thursday  visited the state-of-the-art Wood Village at Sokoban in Kumasi and vowed to ensure that the needed amenities are in place to facilitate the operation of the carpenters.

(KWAMIKROM) BIAKOYE :
NDC elects new constituency executives
Friday, November 06 2009

The newly elected members of the Biakoye Constituency of the National Democratic Congress, have been called upon to work hard to sustain the existing peace and unity within the rank and file of the party.  

(SIKAA ) NKORANZA NORTH :
Sikaa to get new school block
Friday, November 06 2009

Mr. Kwadwo Adjei-Dwomoh, Nkoranza North District Chief Executive, has cut the sod for work to begin on the construction of three classrooms with an office and store estimated at 52,000 Ghana cedis for the Junior High School at Sikaa in the district. 

MAMPONG:
Mampong Omahene pushes for support
Friday, November 06 2009

Daasebre Osei-Bonsu II, Omanhene of Asante-Mampong, has appealed to Ghanaians living abroad to be more supportive of development programmes initiated, to help alleviate the poverty.

HO:
MOE and tertiary institutions to meet on admissions
Friday, November 06 2009

The Ministry of Education is to consult with heads of tertiary institutions on how to "stagger’’ the admission of Senior High School (SHS) graduates between 2012 and 2014.

(MANSO NKWANTA) AMANSIE WEST:
’Galamsey’ causing havoc
Friday, November 06 2009

Small-scale mining has led to the degradation of about 15,000 hectares of land in the country, Dr. Ebenezer Owusu-Sekyere, Senior Research Scientist at the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) has said.   

(WUSUTA) KPANDO :
Ministry to ensure compliance with river transport regulations
Friday, November 06 2009

The Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) is liaising with the Ministry of Transport, the police and Boat Owners’ associations to ensure compliance with river transport safety regulations in the region.    

(JUABEN) EJISU-JUABEN :
New mortuary for Asante-Juaben Hospital
Friday, November 06 2009

The Asante-Juaben Government Hospital has, through its own internally generated funds, built a mortuary at a cost of GH¢150,000.

JAMAN SOUTH :
Assembly to support graduate apprentices
Saturday, November 07 2009

The District Chief Executive of Jaman South, Hon Julius Atta Bediako  has pledged  the assembly’s readiness  to liaise with the Rural Enterprises to mobilise "start up kits  to be given to graduate apprentices in the district.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Government should implement single spine salary next year-TUC
Saturday, November 07 2009

The Secretary-General of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC),Mr Kofi Asamoah has said the government should start implementing the single spine salary structure from January next year as agreed upon with stakeholders.

NATIONAL :
Coalition of Muslim Organisations calls for transparent census
Saturday, November 07 2009

The Coalition of Muslim Organisations, Ghana (COMOG) has called on the public to take the 2010 census seriously by ensuring transparency.

NATIONAL :
NYEP to run new social module
Saturday, November 07 2009

The Cooperative Housing Foundation (CHF) is to partner the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) to run a new social module called Youth Engagement in Service Delivery (YES) to create sustainable employment opportunities for the youth.

ASUTIFI :
: Newmont condemned for downplaying extent of cyanide spillage
Saturday, November 07 2009

An environmental nongovernmental organisation has condemned Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL)Ahafo Mine for downplaying the extent of the 8 October 2009 cyanide spillage into local streams and thus depriving nearby communities of potable water.

NATIONAL :
Need to merge private and public schools for quality education- Former Ambassador
Saturday, November 07 2009

Ghana’s former Ambassador to Togo, Mr. David Anaglate  has called on government to merge private and public schools at the basic level for quality education in the country.

NATIONAL :
Ghana to boost foreign investment in salt production
Saturday, November 07 2009

A strategy to boost local and foreign investor interest in the salt industry to promote employment, revenue generation and export has been launched.

ASUNAFO NORTH :
MP cautions cocoa sprayers
Saturday, November 07 2009

The Member of Parliament for Asunafo North,  Hon. Robert Sarfo-Mensah has advised cocoa spraying gangs against the diversion of chemicals for other purposes.  

CAPE COAST
Ghanaians cautioned against bogus oil training institutions
Saturday, November 07 2009

The Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) has cautioned the citizenry to guard against the proliferation of institutions claiming to be providing skills training in the oil industry.

SUNYANI :
Government to establish University in Brong Ahafo - President
Sunday, November 08 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills, has announced government’s intention to establish a public University of Energy and Natural Resources in the Brong-Ahafo Region, to fulfil a pledge in the manifesto of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

BONGO :
Assembly calls on residents to contribute to budget preparation
Monday, November 09 2009

Community members have been asked to contribute inputs to district assemblies for the preparation of budgets.

TECHIMAN :
Australia installs solar panels in villages
Monday, November 09 2009

The Australian government has installed solar panels in 20 communities in Nkoranza South District and Techiman Municipality to ensure regular power supply in these areas.

(BIBIANI)BEBIANI-ANHWIASO-BEKWAI :
Assembly acquires land for agriculture programme
Monday, November 09 2009

The Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District Assembly, has acquired 5,000 hectares of land towards the implementation of the Youth in Agriculture Programme in the area.

BOLGATANGA :
NORPRA expresses shock about government’s withdrawal of feeding grants
Monday, November 09 2009

Members of the Northern Patriots in Research and Advocacy (NORPRA), a civil society organisation, have expressed shock about the alleged government’s withdrawal of feeding grants to second cycle schools in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions.

BOLGATANGA :
Contractors in Bolgatanga give ultimatum for payment of contract works
Monday, November 09 2009

Contractors who were engaged by the Ministry of Education to reconstruct schools that were affected by the 2007 Northern floods, have given ultimatum for the payment of their contract certificate money.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
NPP elects constituency executives in Takoradi
Monday, November 09 2009

The Western Regional organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Kojo Acquah has called on members and sympathisers of the party to forge unity of purpose to ensure electoral victory in 2012.

(DANSOMAN) AMA :
Call for better alumni in schools.
Monday, November 09 2009

Mrs Nancy Thompson, Headmistress of the Ebenezer Senior High School at Dansoman, has called on student associations in the country to contribute meaningfully to the development of their former schools.

NATIONAL :
46 meter boats for Navy.
Monday, November 09 2009

Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Joseph Henry Smith has stated that Ghana’s current oil discovery called for a well resourced navy to ensure that the country’s maritime interest was protected because the commodity could be a source of conflict and other security concerns.

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA :
Men of God must live up to their works.
Monday, November 09 2009

The clergy, evangelists and all those who have trained in bible studies, have been urged to make efforts to bring positive change in the lives of people around them.

BOLGATANGA :
Upper East Region holds forum on decentralization
Monday, November 09 2009

The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has said that government was organizing national stakeholders’ conference in all the regions to ascertain conceptual issues in Ghana’s decentralization process

AMA :
GPRTU calls on drivers.
Monday, November 09 2009

Drivers in the country, especially those operating commercial vehicles, have been asked to abide by driving and traffic regulations to prevent motor accidents.

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA :
Wanted: GW 2160 W.
Monday, November 09 2009

The Kasoa Police has urged the public to look out and arrest the driver of a KIA Cargo Truck with registration number GW 2160 W, which was stolen from the Kasoa Police station, a few days ago.

(WIINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Cable thief caught.
Monday, November 09 2009

The Winneba District Magistrate’s Court  has jailed a 19 year-old self-styled student from Akim Oda, 24 months in hard labour for stealing 150 meters of telephone cables belonging to the Winneba branch of Vodafone Telephone Company.

NATIONAL :
VRA, GRIDCo explain power failure
Monday, November 09 2009

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) and Volta River Authority (VRA) have explained that the interruption of electricity supply to parts of the country on Friday between 0700 and 0900 hours was as a result of the loss of two generating units in service at Takoradi Thermal Plant and the subsequent loss of two other units at Akosombo Generating Station.

NATIONAL :
Soil scientists warn of worsening food crisis
Monday, November 09 2009

Soil scientists have warned of worsening food insecurity in the next decades unless pragmatic measures were adopted to enhance soil productivity by minimising the effects of changing weather patterns

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Forty five MPs on local government review.
Monday, November 09 2009

About 80 participants including 45 Members of Parliament (MPs) have  began a two-day workshop on Local Government Review and Decentralization in Koforidua.

CAPE COAST :
Tertiary education is on my heart- President Mills
Monday, November 09 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has given the assurance that government will "share the limited funds judiciously" to ensure the delivery of quality tertiary education despite current economic pressures, to achieve its vision of a "better Ghana".

(LEGON) GA EAST :
IGP passes out with MBA.
Monday, November 09 2009

Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, the Inspector General of Police, was on Saturday a centre of admiral attention as he was awarded Executive Masters in Business Administration with Human Resource Management option, at a congregation held at Legon by the University of Ghana.

(LEGON) GA EAST :
More students for science courses a mirage.
Monday, November 09 2009

Professor Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, said the educational institution’s aim of enrolling more students in the Science than the humanities might become  mirage.

JAMAN SOUTH :
DCE expresses worry about upsurge of social vices
Monday, November 09 2009

The District Chief Executive of Jaman South, Hon Julius Atta Bediako has expressed worry about the upsurge of teenage pregnancies and other social vices amongst the youth in the area.

BEREKUM :
Ultra modern complex houses Teachers Credit Union
Monday, November 09 2009

A GHC 2.5million one-storey office complex for the Berekum Area Teachers’ Cooperative Credit Union (BATCCU) has jointly been inaugurated by the Omanhene of Berekum Traditional Area, Daasebre (Dr) Amankona Diawuo and the General Manager of the Ghana Co-operative Credit Union Association (CUA), Mr Emmanuel Oduro Darko at a ceremony at Berekum.

KWAEBIBIREM :
17 rewarded for volunteerism.
Monday, November 09 2009

Seventeen facilitators who handled adult literacy classes in the Kwaebibirem District, have been rewarded for their voluntary work.

(SUHUM)SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR:
Two sisters charged
Monday, November 09 2009

Two sisters who committed various environmental offences were have been committed to a total fine of GHC 120.00 by the Suhum Magistrate Court, presided over by Miss Kokuvie-Tay.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Information officers to be supported
Monday, November 09 2009

Mr Baba Jamal, Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, has reiterated Government’s commitment to adequately equip all information officers with the necessary tools, skills and expertise to support the activities of the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies, as far as information management was concerned.

(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST :
NDC selects executives
Monday, November 09 2009

The Nkawkaw Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has elected a 22-member executive to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years, at a delegate’s conference at Nkawkaw.

CAPE COAST :
Assembly angry.
Monday, November 09 2009

Members of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) became startled and angry last week when they heard the news that the Ghana Education Service (GES) and Ministry of Education had failed to implement the 30% admission to second-cycle schools in the well-endowed schools in the region.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA EAST :
Violence erupts at election.
Monday, November 09 2009

Police reinforcement from Agona Swedru was dispatched to Agona Asafo, in the Central Region to quell the violence, which erupted after the election of Agona East Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Items donated to Nsawam prisons.
Monday, November 09 2009

Passion for Needy, a charitable organization of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has donated items worth GHC¢4,142.00 to the inmates of Nsawam Medium Security Prison.

(ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
Lightening kills student
Monday, November 09 2009

Lightening has struck down five students of the Oda Senior High School in the Eastern region, leaving one of them dead.

CAPE COAST :
Regional ministers home burnt.
Monday, November 09 2009

The Central Regional Minister, Ms Ama Benyiwa doe, last week had her residence grazed by fire.

(AKUSE) LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Five arrested .
Monday, November 09 2009

The Police in Akuse are holding five persons who allegedly imported unwholesome rice intended for the Ghanaian market.

AMA :
CSIR to sue AMA boss.
Monday, November 09 2009

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has threatened to sue the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, Alfred Vanderpuije for destroying its research site at Amasaman.

NATIONAL :
Police arrest bank robbers.
Monday, November 09 2009

The police in separate operations in Accra have arrested a gang of armed robbers notorious for robbing bullion vans and banks.

(SENYA BERAKU) :
Rural bank gains more than 100 per cent
Monday, November 09 2009

The people of Senya Beraku  have been experiencing water shortage for sometime now.This situation is becoming unbearable.

(SENYA BERAKU) AWUTU SENYA :
Call for potable water.
Monday, November 09 2009

The people of Senya Beraku  have been experiencing water shortage for sometime now.This situation is becoming unbearable.

EJISU-JUABEN:
Chainsaw operations employ 86,000 people
Monday, November 09 2009

Eleven years after the ban on illegal chainsaw milling, the practice
continues to be a major source of supply to domestic timber markets,
thereby sustaining rural economies and livelihood.

NATIONAL:
RTI Bill, government receives commendation
Monday, November 09 2009

The Right to Information Coalition Monday commended government for its commitment to pass the Information Bill into law by the end of the year.

WA :
Decentralization Review: Women should take centre stage-Participants
Monday, November 09 2009

Participants at the Wa session of the decentralization review have proposed a majority representation of women into the administration of the local assemblies in Ghana.

BOLGATANGA :
Decentralization review : Professional participation vital
Monday, November 09 2009

Representatives from the various districts at the decentralization review forum in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital have made it emphatically clear that the decentralization system would work better when professionals take interest in the administration of the district assembly concept.

 

(TAMALE) TAMA:
Education Directors lead development agenda
Monday, November 09 2009

District Directors of Education from 14 districts in the Northern Region have committed themselves to improving the falling standard of education in their areas but complained about insufficient and unreliable funds to carry out annual plans.  

KOFORIDUA :
Decentralization:Parliamentarians deliberate on decentralization review process
Monday, November 09 2009

The consultative review committee for the decentralization process has organized a two day conference aimed at sensitizing parliamentarians towards the National Stakeholders conference on local Government and Decentralization.

KUMASI:
Man jailed 15 years for defilement
Monday, November 09 2009

A 29-year-old unemployed has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment in hard labour by a Kumasi Circuit Court for defilement.

ATEBUBU-AMANTIN :
About 65 projects uncompleted
Monday, November 09 2009

About 65 projects initiated by the previous administration in the Atebubu District have been left uncompleted at various stages.

GA WEST :
Assembly moves to address water problems
Monday, November 09 2009

The Ga West Municipal Assembly in conjunction with its development partner has taken a giant step to address the acute water problems facing residents in the municipality.

(HAIN) JIRAPA:
Hain community to go hi-tech
Monday, November 09 2009

Students of the University of Hong Kong will initiate a computer laboratory project at Hain in the Jirapa District next year.

KADJEBI :
PM expresses worry over powers of DCEs
Monday, November 09 2009

The Presiding Member (PM) for the Kadjebi District Assembly, Mr Preko John Kwabena, has expressed worry at the amount of power vested in District Chief Executives (DCEs).

TAMALE :
Parliamentary Select Committee lauds food production
Monday, November 09 2009

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs, has lauded the increase in food production in the Northern parts of the country, particularly the production of rice.

HO :
Heads of schools should be allowed to fill vacancies - CHASS
Monday, November 09 2009

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), asked the Ghana Education Service (GES) to allow heads of schools to fill vacancies in schools with first year students according to laid down criteria after first placement.  

ACCRA:
Bullion van robbers in police grips
Monday, November 09 2009

A gang of suspected armed robbers, who allegedly robbed bullion vans, snatched police weapons and killed two policemen, have been arrested by the Greater Accra Regional Police.

OBUASI:
"Call to teach is divine"
Monday, November 09 2009

The Obuasi Municipal Director of Education, Mr Kofi Bimpong, has asked teachers to work hard to ensure the success of government’s agenda for providing quality education.  

(OBUASI) OMA:
Assembly commends Police Commander
Monday, November 09 2009

The Obuasi Municipal Assembly has commended Assistant Superintendent of Police Matthew Asante, the Obuasi Municipal Police Commander for his commitment towards the improvement of security and facilities at the Obuasi Central police station.   

KUMASI:
Pay attention to disability issues - Akufo-Addo
Monday, November 09 2009

The 2008 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, has called on the nation to give issues relating to the welfare and progress of the physically challenged the deserved attention.   

(OSU CASTLE) ACCRA:
Presidency sets the records straight
Monday, November 09 2009

The Office of the President, Monday reacted to media publications that President John Evans Atta Mills had scolded Ghanaians for complaining about the living standards in the country.

SHAMA :
Shama gets golf course
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Prah River Golf Links, a magnifi­cent wholly-owned private course, was last Friday, November 6, 2009, unveiled at Shama in the Western Region.

JAMAN SOUTH :
Broaden the scope of fire service for efficiency
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary candidate for Jaman South in the 2008 elections,  Mr. Pierre Ankomah has called on the government to broaden the scope of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) in terms of personnel, equipment and service for it to perform as expected.

SUNYANI :
NADMO runs short of relief items
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in Sunyani is in short supply of relief items, Mr Kwasi Lampo, Sunyani Municipal Coordinator of the organisation has said.

SUNYANI :
Polytechnic teachers threaten strike action
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Polytechnic Teacher’s Association of Ghana (POTAG) on Monday urged the government as a matter of urgency to release the salary arrears to them to forestall any disturbances on campuses.

NKORANZA NORTH :
NHIB conducts nationwide assessment of health facilities
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The National Health Insurance Board is conducting a nationwide assessment of health facilities to ascertain their viability to provide quality health services.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
GIMPA takes over hotel.
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Ghana Institute of Public Administration (GIMPA) has taken over the management of the Eredec Hotel in Koforidua with the aim of turning it into a Hospitality Training Centre.

AWUTU SENYA :
District amongst others to benefit from pilot project.
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Statistical Service Secretariat has began a pilot trial census in six districts as a precursor to the national population census to be undertaken in 2010, Mr David Kombats, a Coordinator said in Accra.

(FIAPRE) SUNYANI :
Police rescues VAT official’s daughter
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Office of Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Police last Wednesday rescued a kindergarten one pupil who was found locked up in a room by the father instead of being in school.

AMA :
USAID and USDA call on Former First lady.
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The 31st December Women’s Movement (DWM) and other women and agricultural organisations are to benefit from support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Department of Agriculture, (USDA).

ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA:
New executives elected.
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa constituency branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has elected its constituency executives with Mr Kofi Ofori as the Chairman.
  

(AKUAPEM RIDGE) AKUAPEM NORTH:
Major rehab. works to begin.
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The government has secured a $71 million Dutch loan to undertake a major rehabilitation and expansion project in the Eastern Region to provide a permanent solution to the perennial water supply problem within the Akuapem Ridge and Accra Plains.

(AKYEM)EAST AKYEM :
Minister worried about "galamsey".
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, said illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, was assuming alarming proportions in the Akyem area of the region and this called for an intervention by civil society and other bodies to curb an unwanted explosion.

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
Man kills sister.
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Isaac Asare Bediako, unemployed, has been put before the Kade District Magistrate Court for allegedly killing his sister.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Five hundred thousand dollars for GHS.
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has presented 350 jungle motorcycles estimated at 500,000 US dollars to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the region.

TEMA :
Nigerian armed robber shot dead.
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Gabriel Onyekachi Igwe, a 47-year-old suspected Nigerian armed robber, was shot dead at dawn on Monday, when he together with others, attempted breaking into a gas filling station in Tema.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA :
UTA President wins award.
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The National President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Dr. Samuel Asiedu-Addo, has won the 2009 best lecturer in the Sciences award of the University of Education, Winneba.

GA EAST :
Chief appeals to community
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Nii Nikoi Jonas, Chief of Nkkwantanang, near Madina in the Greater Accra Region, has called on the people to bury their differences and work together to ensure the development of the community.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA :
NMC speaks on radio broadcasting.
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Mr Paul Adu-Gyamfi, Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), has stressed that radio must be used as a tool for community mobilization and development.

AMA:
1000 screened for Hepatitis B
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Save Your Liver Foundation (SYLiF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), in collaboration with Lord Health Care, a Herbal Clinic, has offered free screening for 1000 people in Accra on Hepatitis B.

(AHUNDA BOSO) ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Gov’t urged to honour campaign promises
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Chiefs and people of Ahunda Boso in the Adaklu Anyigbe district have called on government to redeem their pledges to the community and honour its invitations just as they did during last electioneering campaign.

(TAVIEFE) HO:
Government’s performance to confound skeptics
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The achievements of President John Evans Atta Mills’ administration would confound skeptics who perceive his pace at tackling national issues as sluggish.

HO:
Volta Region to train craftsmen
Tuesday, November 10 2009

A novelty re-education package intended to re-orient the hordes of skills-deficient artisans in the Volta Region into efficient and shrewd workmen and women begins in Ho in January next year.

CENTRAL GONJA:
Block Farms pilot project makes progress - Coordinator
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The National Coordinator of the Block Farms Programme, Mr. Emmanuel Churuyona Akuna, has said the pilot programme initiated by the government dubbed the "Block Farms" had made progress with 5,009 farmers cultivating a total of 4,939 hectares of land in the Northern region with a greater yield expected at harvest.

NATIONAL:
Parliament urged to scrutinize information bill
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Volta Region Chapter of the Coalition of the Right to Information Ghana, has urged Parliament to scrutinize and expedite action on the passage of the Right to Information Bill when it comes before it.  

(AFLAO) KETU SOUTH:
Aflao CEPS gets new commander
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Mr Evans Klutse, Assistant Commissioner of the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), has formally taken over command of the Aflao CEPS Sector.

NATIONAL:
Political parties join decentralisation review process
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Fifteen political parties were on Tuesday named to participate in stakeholders’ consultation to develop a workable, consensus-oriented agenda to accelerate the decentralisation reform process.  

(FUVEME) KETA:
Animals takeover Fuveme Basic School
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Teachers of the Fuveme Basic School, in the Keta Municipality, have expressed dissatisfaction about the virtual takeover of classrooms of the school by domestic animals after classes.

(TEPA) AHAFO ANO NORTH:
Serial rapist in police grips
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Tepa District Police Command has arrested a 30-year-old cobbler, who has been allegedly raping women at knife point in the area.

HOHOE:
Rainstorm destroys stores at Hohoe
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Six commercial stores, opposite the Coca Cola Depot in the Hohoe Township were ripped off their roofs following a heahy rainsotrm in the Municipality on Saturday.

TAMALE:
Medical association appeals to assemblies
Tuesday, November 10 2009

An appeal has been made to all metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to make available decent accomodation for health workers posted to deprived areas in the country.

(OBUASI) OMA:
New executives for Obuasi NDC
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Fifteen executive members have been elected to manage the affairs of the Obuasi Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the next two years. 

HO:
Affiliate community SHS for visibility-Afeti
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Dr. George Mawusi Afeti, Secretary General of the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA), has called for the affiliation of Community Senior High Schools to their better endowed counterparts for visibility.

ACCRA:Experts to assess elections in Africa
Tuesday, November 10 2009

More than 100 practitioners and experts on elections from 25 African countries will convene in Accra from November 12-14, to assess recent elections across the continent and come out with recommendations for standards that could mitigate conflict and improve election processes.

ACCRA:
Minister chastises TV stations for porn material
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Minister of Information, Mrs Zita Okaikoi, on Tuesday condemned the screening of movies containing pornographic material on television during the day and urged television stations to desist from the act.  

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
’AIDS Commission will not tolerate stigmatisation’
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) on Tuesday said with the mandate given to it to eradicate stigma and discrimination of persons affected by the virus, it would not tolerate any contrary performance from its stakeholders.   

NADOWLI:
Nator-Duori gets school block
Tuesday, November 10 2009

SIDSEC, a non-governmental organization operating in the Nadowli District of the Upper West Region, in partnership with the Canadian Feed the Children organisation, has constructed a three classroom-block with 120 dual desks for the Nator-Duori community. 

ATWIMA MPONUA:
Atwima Mponua roads need facelift
Tuesday, November 10 2009

About 50 communities in the Atwima Mponua District, which have their roads in deplorable state, have appealled to government through the district assembly to rehabilitate the roads to ensure easy transport of foodstuffs in the area.      

BAWKU :
Upper East MPs condemn Bawku clashes
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Upper East Region Parliamentary caucus on has condemned the recent ethnic clashes between Kusasis and Mamprusis describing it as "a stab in the back" as it had further derailed all the peaceful achievements made in the past.

ASUTIFI :
Newmont to review crop rate
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) Ahafo Project has inaugurated its Crop Rate Review Committee (CRRC) and held a capacity training for members.

(SANSAMA) TECHIMAN :
Arsonist sets house on fire
Tuesday, November 10 2009

Police in Techiman are looking for an employee of Ghana Nuts Limited in Techiman who allegedly set fire that razed a six-bedroom house at Blue Cross area near Sansama in Techiman Municipality.

(SEFWI-ANHWIASO) SEWFI WIAWSO :
Court places interim injunction on NPP constituency elections
Tuesday, November 10 2009

The Sefwi Wiawso High court in the Western Region has placed an interim injunction on the election of New Patriotic Party (NPP) coordinators and executives in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai constituency.

(TARKORADI) STMA :
School of Applied Arts of T’Poly to offer more courses
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Dean of the School of Applied Arts of the Takoradi Polytechnic, Mr Emmanuel Appiah has said the tertiary school would soon add leatherwork and beauty culture department’s to its academic portfolio.

WASSA AMENFI WEST :
Biosphere plant to produce electricity for Ghana
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Two US based companies have expressed interest in setting up a biosphere plant in Ghana to produce electricity and water from all kinds of waste.

SUNYANI :
CSOs call for transparency in operations of MMDAs
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Techiman Civic Union (CU) in the Brong Ahafo Region, made up of 96 civic society organisations, has called for an annual public budget hearing of the Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to ensure transparency and accountability.

GARU TEMPANE :
Upper East feeding programme appeal for more schools to be included in programme
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Upper East Regional Coordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), Mr. Donatus Akamugre has expressed dissatisfaction at the low number of schools in the region that were benefiting from the GSFP as compared to other regions.

BOLGATANGA :
Ignorance impedes School Feeding Programme
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) is being impeded by lack of information about the roles and responsibilities of its key stakeholders and how they are expected to collaborate with each other.

(GOASO) ASUNAFO NORTH :
Court orders abortion for 15 year-old
Wednesday, November 11 2009

A court has ordered that a 15-year-old girl who was defiled by two friends and got pregnant should undergo a legal abortion.

TEMA :
Another pedophilia case.
Wednesday, November 11 2009

A 45-year-old Togolese has been grabbed by the Tema Regional Office of the Domestic violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) in another reported case of paedophilia in the country. The suspect, Mawuli Amegadzie, a mason by profession, is alleged to have defiled two children, aged eight and 11, at Kpone Kokompe, near Tema.

ASUOGYAMAN:
Demarcate lands well.
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Ghana can lay a firm foundation for a giant industrial stride if customary lands are surveyed, demarcated and well documented, a land officer has said.

NATIONAL :
Deputy minister cautions against bad OMCs.
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Mr Fiifi Kwetey, a Deputy Minister of Finance, has said only viable and efficient oil marketing companies (OMCs) would be allowed to operate and serve the country.

(AGBOGBLOSHIE) AMA:
Agbogbloshie residents appeal to government.
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Some members of the Agbogbloshie Residents Association are appealing to government to find appropriate resettlement site to enable them relocate.

KWAEBIBIREM :
District assembly leaves election hanging.
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Kwaebibirem District Assembly has decided to end its fruitless effort to elect a Presiding Member (PM).
  

AMA :
Mechanisation centre for 170 MMDAs.
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Government under its agricultural mechanisation programme would establish a mechanisation centre in each at the 170 metropolis, municipalities and districts.

(DOMPOASE) WASSA AMENFI EAST :
Fourteen die in mine
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The bodies of fourteen miners have been retrieved from an underground mining pit in which they were trapped at Dompoase near Wassa Akropong in the Wassa Amenfi East District in the Western Region.

TAMALE:
Politicians urged to stop supplying youth with weapons-Chief
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Dakpema, Na Alhassan Dawuni, Chief of Tamale, has appealed to politicians and their cronies in the south, who supply weapons of destruction to northern youth, to stop the practice for the development of the country.

(SANGULI) SABOBA:
Relief items for flood victims
Wednesday, November 11 2009

World Vision Ghana with support from its counterpart in the US, has donated relief items worth GH¢ 13, 000 to Saboba District Assembly for distribution to 500 floods victims in the area.

(ALAVANYO-KPEME) HOHOE:
Gov’t maps out strategies to transform economy - Veep
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has disclosed that government was focused and has mapped out strategies to transform the country’s economy to ensure qualitative improvement in the standards of living of the people.

TAMALE :
Education directors to arrest falling standard in the NR
Wednesday, November 11 2009

District Directors of Education from 14 selected districts in the Northern Region, have committed themselves to improve the falling standard of education in the area.

HO:
CHASS urged to exert influence on education matters
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Association of Polytechnics in Africa (CAPA), Dr George Mawusi Afeti, has urged the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) to be more influential in matters of education at all levels.

WA:
NDC, NPP collaborate for peace in the north
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), have launched a peace initiative on the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) to help manage conflicts in Northern Ghana.

MAMPONG:
MCE pledges to end child labour
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Mampong Municipal Chief Executive, Mr.Daniel Ohyeamang, has pledged the assembly’s resolve to end child labour in the area, through partnership with the Child Labour Committee, which aims at protecting children’s rights.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Construction Company raises concern over threats
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Geo Engineering Corporation, A Chinese Construction Company,
reconstructing the Kejetia-Abuakwa stretch of the Kumasi-Sunyani
Highway, have expressed concern about an anonymous letter, threatening the management of the Company.

(KONONGO) ASANTE AKIM NORTH:
NPP polling station election in dispute
Wednesday, November 11 2009

A group calling itself the "True Members of New Patriotic Party", is
challenging the election of polling station executives and area
Co-ordinators of the party, in the Asante Akim North Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

(FUNSI) WA EAST:
Funsi farmers face imminent crop failure
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Farmers in the Wa East District are afraid of an eminent crop failure,
due to this year’s torrential rains in the area.

BAWKU:
MCE moves to equip the youth
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Frantic steps are being made to equip the youth in the Bawku Municipality to make them more productive and self reliant.

ADANSI NORTH:
Adansi State still under-developed - DCE
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Adansi North District Chief Executive, Alhaji Lateef Majduoub, has
expressed worry about the state of development at Obuasi and the entire Adansi state after over 100 years of active gold mining.

WEST MAMPRUSI:
Director condemns dressing code of male teachers
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Alhaji Mohammed Haroun Cambodia, District Director of Education for West Mamprusi, has described as worrying the shabby manner some male teachers in the Northern Region were dressing to school.

ACCRA:
Ghana observes 2009 Remembrance Day
Wednesday, November 11 2009

President John Atta Mills led the nation to honour Ghana’s war dead at this year’s Remembrance Day which took place at the entrance of the Christianborg War Cemetery at Osu in Accra.

ACCRA:
Ministry to bridge digital gap between rural and urban areas
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Ministry of Communications, as part of its objective to promote "an all inclusive information society," is pursuing a programme to provide one model Community Information Centre (CIC) in each of the 230 constituencies of Ghana to benefit the peri-urban and rural communities to help bridge the digital gap.

(AFLAO) KETU SOUTH:
Hardened criminal jailed
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Kofi Ganyo, 25 years and described as a hardened criminal, has been jailed 35 years in hard labour by an Aflao Circuit Court.

NATIONAL:
Offei-Aboagye in Common Fund concerns
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies, Dr. Esther
Ofei-Aboagye, says the allocation of five percent of the Common Fund to Regional Coordinating Councils for their monitoring and coordinating functions is not enshrined in any administrative or legal
instrument.

(PARLIAMENT) ACCRA:
Health training school fees to see review
Wednesday, November 11 2009

The Presidential nominee for the Minister of Health, Dr Benjamin Kumbuor, says he has ordered all health training institutions to review their fees for approval. 

BAWKU:
Gunshots scare pupils, traders in Bawku
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Two men suspected to have been involved in the firing of gunshots were on Wednesday arrested by the Police in Bawku. Children, who were on their way to school, were scared. 

WA:
Role of women in conflict resolution vital
Wednesday, November 11 2009

Individuals and organizations engaging in peace building and conflict management, particularly in the Northern part of Ghana have been urged to involve women in their programmes.

NATIONAL :
Ghana ranks high in child morbidity and mortality
Thursday, November 12 2009

Globally, Ghana ranks 42 out of 191 countries with respect with mortality of children under five years old.

(FORIKROM) TECHIMAN :
Two Ministries to launch campaign against TB
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service will soon launch a campaign to combat Tuberculosis (TB) in the country.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
Nkoranza South MP extols discipline as ingredient of political stability.
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Member of Parliament for Nkoranza South, Hon. Kwame Ampofo-Twumasi has advised the youth and supporters of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) to be disciplined and law-abiding in order to keep the nation stable and peaceful.

FIEMA)NKORANZA NORTH :
Disunity would destroy the NPP- Major Oduro
Thursday, November 12 2009

The MP for Nkoranza North, Major Derek Oduro (rtd) has identified disunity and the non-cooperation as contributory factors for the defeat of the party in the 2008 general election.

(AXIM) ELLEMBELLE :
Police grabs 16-year old boy for having sex with a goat
Thursday, November 12 2009

A 16-year old Ivorian refugee at the Krisan Refugee Camp near Eikwe in the Ellembelle district, has been arrested by the Police for having sex with a female goat.

GARU-TEMPANE :
NDC MP calls for unity as UER elects new executives
Thursday, November 12 2009

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Garu Tempane Constituency, Mr Dominic Azumah Azimbe, has advised the new executive of the Upper East Region to ensure that unity prevailed in the region.

(TARKORADI) STMA :
Western Region observes Remembrance Day
Thursday, November 12 2009

The 64th Remembrance Day celebration was on Wednesday marked in Sekondi-Takoradi to honour the world gallant soldiers, who took part and shared their blood in the Second World War.

( WEIJA) GA SOUTH:
Leprosarium receives donation
Thursday, November 12 2009

Inmates of the Weija Leprosarium have received  a cash donation of GHC1000 and a desktop Dell computer to support their livelihood.

AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Five communities supported.
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Rotary Club of Accra East has handed over eight boreholes fitted with pumps to five communities in the South Akwapim area as part of the Rotary Year 2008-2009 "Make Dreams Real" project.

CAPE COAST:
Regional minister speaks on poverty
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe, has said the Central Regional Development Commission (CEDECOM) would work hard to expand the basic parameters of its operations to facilitate the development of the region.

(GOMOA AFRANSI) GOMOA EAST :
Rural banks cautioned
Thursday, November 12 2009

President of the Central Regional Chapter of the Association of Rural Banks, Mr Kweku Acquaah, has cautioned rural banks to be extra vigilant in their operations to check fraudulent activities.

DORMAA EAST :
DCE calls for action to improve sanitation
Thursday, November 12 2009

The District Chief Executive for Dormaa East, Hon I.K Kyeremeh has admonished the appalling rate at which public toilets are managed in the area.

AKUAPEM NORTH :
Youth to get land for agriculture
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Akuapem North District Assembly in the Eastern region, has offered 160 acres of land at Kwamoso and Okrakwadwo for the Youth in Agriculture module under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).

(AWUTU BEREKU) AWUTU SENYA :
Man dupes two.
Thursday, November 12 2009

A Mason , Kwasi Yeboah, has appeared before the Awutu Bereku district court for defrauding a fellow mason and a lotto writer to the tune of GHC1,004 under the pretext of helping them to win lotto.

NATIONAL:
Ministry to develop a policy.
Thursday, November 12 2009

Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, Minister of Education has said the Ministry would develop a policy on Recognition of Prior Learning and National Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) qualifications to harmonise the delivery of qualityTVET in the country.

LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Chief assures of more development
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Divisional Chief of Piengwa in the Manya Krobo traditional area, Nene Tetteh Zogli III, has noted that the hallmark of any good leader, be it traditional,political or religious, is to meet the aspirations of his people.

AMA :
Squatters to go to Amasaman
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has rescended its previous stance to relocate the squatters of Agbogbloshie and Sodom and Gomorah to Adzekotoku.

ACCRA:
Lack of supervision account for low tax collection
Thursday, November 12 2009

Mr. John E.K Sotenga, Acting Commissioner of Internal Revenue 
Service (IRS), told the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament that poor supervision and lack of logistics accounted for low tax collection over the years.

HOHOE:
Court remands farmer for stealing
Thursday, November 12 2009

Joseph Nyabiase, a farmer, has been remanded in custody by a Hohoe Circuit Court for stealing, possession of firearms without authority, causing harm and resisting arrest.

TAMALE:
Zoomlion donates to sanitation officers
Thursday, November 12 2009

Zoomlion, an Environmental and Sanitation Company in the country had donated 20 motorbikes to some District Environmental and Sanitation Officers in the Northern Region to facilitate their monitoring activities.

NATIONAL:
NHIS: Date set for one-time premium
Thursday, November 12 2009

The latter part of 2010 has been fixed for the implementation of the
National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) one-time premium payment.   

(TEPA-ABOTOASE) BIAKOYE: Zoomlion fulfils promise to disaster victims
Thursday, November 12 2009

Thousand out of ten thousand life jackets promised the Transport Ministry by Zoomlion a waste management company and its subsidiary ZOIL Ghana Limited, have been presented to the Ministry with ten motor bikes and ten bicycles.

YENDI:
Build better future for your children-Director
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Northern Regional Director of Information Services Department, Mr Felix Ibrahim, has called on parents in the region to build a better future for their children by sending them to school.

ACCRA:
Minority accuses government of harassment
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Minority in Parliament Thursday called on President John Atta Mills to investigate the alleged harassment and disregard of the human rights of Ghanaians who led international oil companies to discover oil in the country.

TAMALE:
Gov’t urged to speed up pace of decentralization
Thursday, November 12 2009

The government has been urged to increase the decentralization pace to give the people proper participation in the local government process.

HOHOE:
Central Bank to pursue institutional reforms in banking
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Central Bank will continue to adopt policies and programmes to restructure institutional framework and ensure safety in the banking industry.

(OBUASI) OMA:
’Galamsey’ ruining Obuasi project
Thursday, November 12 2009

AngloGold Ashanti (Obuasi) has expressed the fear that the over one
million dollars spent to check the silting up of the Kwabrafo and Nyam
streams, running through the Obuasi municipality,could go to waste
because of the resumption of illegal mining operations in the streams.

ACCRA:
AUA Board gives President Mills standing ovation
Thursday, November 12 2009

Government has acceded to restore its assistance to the African
Universities Association (AUA) and honour a four-year old grant
"arrears" to the Association.

KUMASI:
Ex-convict jailed 15 years for robbery
Thursday, November 12 2009

A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced a 20-year-old ex-convict to 15
years imprisonment for attempted robbery during, which, one Mumuni
Mohammed, alias "Yellow" a member of the criminal gang, died of gunshot wounds in a fire-fight with the police.

(KPONGU) WA:
Farmers learn new techniques
Thursday, November 12 2009

Farmers at Kpongu in the Wa Municipality have held a field day to
familiarize themselves with a new drought and weed resistant maize
variety, which they intend to adopt for increased food security and
incomes.

(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Assemblies tasked to tackle child labour
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Mr Antwi Bosiako Sekyere, has urged district assemblies to provide leadership to help bring down worst forms of child labour, particularly in cocoa
growing communities. 

(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Farm labourer jailed for stealing
Thursday, November 12 2009

A magistrate’s court at Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District, has sentenced a 27-year old farm labourer to 24 months imprisonment for stealing a ram. 

WA EAST:
Zoomlion sprays Upper West Region
Thursday, November 12 2009

The Upper West Regional Branch of Zoomlion has embarked on a mass mosquito spraying exercise aimed at preventing the breeding of mosquitoes and to reduce their population in the region significantly. 

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Parents urged to cooperate with immunization volunteers
Friday, November 13 2009

The Deputy Western Regional Director of Health, Dr Kwaku Anin Karikari has urged parents and guardians to ensure that their children under five years were immunized in the third round of the Integrated Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) Campaign.

SUNYANI :
Minister commends Ghanaians
Friday, November 13 2009

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo has commended corporate bodies, individuals, financial institutions, chiefs, security agencies and the general public for their support in making the 50th anniversary celebration of the creation of the region a success.

NATIONAL :
Ghana to improve access to medicine
Friday, November 13 2009

The President of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Ghana, Dr Michael Addo has called on Government and ECOWAS to assess the feasibility of establishing a region-wide regulatory agency to evaluate and approve drugs.

(ETWEBO-AKOTI) SEFWI WIAWSO :
Chiefs deny allegations
Friday, November 13 2009

The Chiefs and people of Etwebo-Akoti in the Western Region have denied allegations of confusion in the community, following a national forum by the National Coalition on Mining (NCOM) held in Akoti in October.

(DOMPOASE) WASSA AMENFI EAST :
Police help identify landslide victims
Friday, November 13 2009

The Western Regional Police has identified 15 of the galamsey operators, who lost their lives following a landslide at Dompoase near Wassa Akropong in the Western Region.

(YAOHIMA) SUNYANI :
Ex-fire blast inter-service competition in Sunyani
Friday, November 13 2009

The 2009 Ex-fire blast inter-service shooting competition of the Ghana Armed Forces is underway at the Yaohima Military range of the 3BN Garrison in Sunyani.

NATIONAL :
NMC, GJA express concern about Daily Graphic reportage
Friday, November 13 2009

The National Media Commission (NMC) has objected to the use of gory pictures on the front page of the Thursday, November 12, 2009, edition of the Daily Graphic.

AKUAPEM NORTH :
Teenagers lured into pornography
Friday, November 13 2009

Under the guise of securing them marriage with White men from the Diaspora, young girls between the ages of eighteen and twenty-three years have their legs opened widely apart while men of their father’s age finger them as they groan in ecstasy.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
Civil society groups schooled
Friday, November 13 2009

The Ghana Union of Traders Association has organised a one-day workshop for about 100 civil society groups in the Nkoranza South District to educate them on their roles and responsibilities in the local government system.

(BEPONG) KWAHU SOUTH :
Community clinic supported with eight thousand dollars
Friday, November 13 2009

Professor Raymond Asomani Boateng, a Ghanaian professor based in US has presented medical equipment worth $8,000 to the Bepong Community Clinic in the Eastern Region.

NATIONAL :
TUC to investigate conditions of service of journalists
Friday, November 13 2009

Poor conditions of service for journalists have been blamed for the mediocrity and unethical behavior in the profession.

AMA :
Police eject squatters in Avenor.
Friday, November 13 2009

The Operations Commander for the Accra Regional Police Command, Superintendent Sylvester Boyuo Bawisa has led a team of security personnel to decongest an illegal settlement at Avenor.

AMA:
Bus burns to ashes whilst passengers were saved.
Friday, November 13 2009

A 207 Mercedes Benz bus with registration number GW 1065 U, carrying passengers to Accra was on Thursday morning burnt beyond repairs near the Ako-Adjei Interchange on the Ring Road Central.

(TAKORADI)STMA:
Fifteen year Forest and Natural programme launched
Friday, November 13 2009

CARE International, Ghana, working through its agricultural and natural resource portfolio, has launched a 15-year Forest and Natural Programme (FNRP) in Takoradi.

CAPE COAST:
More call for Information law.
Friday, November 13 2009

A research fellow at the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Mr Kwadwo Addo Tuffuor, has urged parliament to expedite action on the passage of the Right to Information Bill.

TEMA :
Pedophile jailed 20 years.
Friday, November 13 2009

The Tema Circuit ‘A’ Court, perhaps to demonstrate how the country’s laws frown upon persons engaging little children in sexual acts, Wednesday sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in hard labour, Mawuli Amegadzie, the Togolese paedophile who sucked the male organs of two little boys, aged 11 and 8, while he masturbated in his rented apartment in Kpone near Tema.

NATIONAL :
Education minister advises tertiary institutions
Friday, November 13 2009

Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, the Minister of Education, has called on tertiary educational institutions in Africa to develop and strengthen partnership with the industrial community.

WEST MAMPRUSI:
ZEFP- A beacon of hope for peasant farmers
Friday, November 13 2009

The Zasilari Ecological Farms Project (ZEFP) was established in 1991 to help rural dwellers in the West Mamprusi District in the Northern Region to alleviate poverty by adopting effective farm practices to boost agricultural production.

(GWOLLU) SISSALA WEST:
Okudzeto bemoans smuggling of Petroleum products
Friday, November 13 2009

A Deputy Minister of Information, Mr. Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa has
bemoaned the high rate at which petroleum products are being smuggled from Gwollu, the Sissala West District capital to Burkina Faso.

SAVELUGU-NANTON:
Combine harvesters for Soya bean farmers
Friday, November 13 2009

Soya bean productions in the Northern Region has been boosted following the provision of three combine harvesters to 5,000 organised farmers in selected communities in the region.

(OBUASI) OMA:
Obuasi Prisons conditions bemoaned
Friday, November 13 2009

An Assistant Director of Prisons, Mr Emmanuel Adzator, has complained about the situation where Obuasi local prisoners are being denied opportunities to learn trades because of lack of space for establishment of workshops.

WA:
Wa Polytechnic inaugurates HIV/AIDS club
Friday, November 13 2009

The Wa Polytechnic has inaugurated an HIV/AIDS club which will spearhead the dissemination of information on the disease among staff and students.

(CASTLE) ACCRA:
President Mills swears in new envoys
Friday, November 13 2009

Two Ambassadors-designate accredited to Burkina Faso and Libya, were on Friday granted their Letters of Commission with a reminder to promote Ghana’s economic diplomacy with commendable lifestyles and people-centred activities.

CHEREPONI:
Assembly to re-roof school blocks
Friday, November 13 2009

The Chereponi District Assembly is collaborating with the 
Community-Based Rural Development Project (CBRDP) in sourcing 
funding to re-roof buildings, including 40 classrooms, that were destroyed by rainstorms in the district this year.

(KUMASI) KMA:
’Decentralisation review to reflect current realities’
Friday, November 13 2009

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Kofi Opoku-Manu, has re-affirmed the government’s determination to ensure that metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies operate more effectively.

ACCRA:
Patients have the right to know their health status-Ampaw
Friday, November 13 2009

Medical Practitioners must as a matter of duty and law inform patients about the state and condition of their health and remedies available, Mr. Akoto Ampaw, Executive Member of the Right to Information Coalition of Ghana, has said.

(KOFORIDUA) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Asantehene to rein in aberrant chiefs
Friday, November 13 2009

Residents of Kumasi and some peripheral communities have praised the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for destooling the chief of Atwima-Techiman for multiple land sales.   

(TEPA-ABOTOASE) BIAKOYE
Gov’t moves to reduce accidents on Volta Lake
Friday, November 13 2009

Mr Mike Hammah, the Minister of Transport, has said the government would establish a fund to be spent on a programme that would ensure safety on the Volta Lake.

WA:
NGO enrols 37 needy Wa children in school
Friday, November 13 2009

The International Movement of Catholic Students of the Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies, has assisted 37 needy children to enrol in kindergarten and primary schools in the Wa Municipality this academic year.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Hawkers fined for selling along pavements
Friday, November 13 2009

A Kumasi Circuit Court has fined 11 hawkers a total GH¢ 2,000 for
flouting the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly’s by-law which forbids trading along pavements.

ASHAIMAN:
PM calls for appointments of experts
Friday, November 13 2009

The Presiding Member of the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly, Mr. Emmanuel Nikoi Dsane, has advocated for the appointment of experts as government appointees to serve in district assemblies.

EJURA/SEKYEDUMASE:
We’ll not turn our back to you - Mills
Friday, November 13 2009

President John Evans Atta-Mills has assured the people of Ejura-Sekyedumase that the government will not turn its back to them.

LAWRA:
27 CHIP compounds for Lawra
Friday, November 13 2009

The Lawra District Assembly is making frantic efforts to provide about twenty seven CHIP compounds across the district to facilitate health accessibility in the district.

(NSUTA) SEKYERE CENTRAL:
Assemblies should strengthen local governance - Ansong
Friday, November 13 2009

The Deputy Administrator of the GETFund, Mr Daniel Boateng Ansong, has called on District Assemblies to strengthen local governance by creating more room for active community participation in development.

ASUNAFOA SOUTH :
District moves to curb unemployment rate
Friday, November 13 2009

The Asunafo South District , National Youth Employment in the Brong Ahafo Region has engaged majority of the youth in the area under the four modules of the programme to curb the rate of unemployment in the district.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
:Educationist calls for a "Better Education" for Ghanaians
Friday, November 13 2009

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of Education, the Rev Samuel Afanie Amankwah, has said there was a need for a "better education" for Ghanaians to ensure the rapid socio-economic development of the nation.

(AINYINASE) ELLEMBELE :
Afforestation programme to begin soon
Friday, November 13 2009

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources would launch a national afforestation programme early next year to increase the country’s forest cover, a Deputy Minister at the Ministry, Hon. Henry Ford Kamel has  announced.

SENE :
Sene residents reject census
Friday, November 13 2009

Some residents of the Sene District in the Brong Ahafo Region are refusing to be enumerated in the questionnaire administration stage of the trial census which started in six districts of the country last Monday.

BIA :
Rainfall stalls Bia trial census
Friday, November 13 2009

The Head of Administration and Secretarial Support for the 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC), Mr Martin Kwasi Poku, has indicated that the questionnaire administration stage of the trial census the Bia district is facing  challenges.

(PAGA) KASSENA-NANKANA WEST :
Transporters avoid CEPS officials
Friday, November 13 2009

Business activities at the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) collection check point at Paga in the upper East Region have slowed down due to the enforcement of the axle-load level law.

JOMORO :
Nzema students schooled
Saturday, November 14 2009

The National Association of Nzema Students (NANS) last week embarked on an educational tour to the three Senior High schools in the three Nzema Districts of the region, to give them tutorials on university education.

( GAMBAGA) EAST MAMPRUSI :
Bawku Conflict Extends to Northern Region- PNC Man Killed
Saturday, November 14 2009

Reports reaching an Accra based radio station Peace FM say, the conflict in the Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region between the Kusasis and the Mamprusis, has taken a turn for the worse.

KINTAMPO NORTH :
MP donates cement to Kintampo Municipal Hospital
Sunday, November 15 2009

The MP for Kintampo North, Hon. Stephen Kunsu has donated 120 bags of cement and 10 trips of sand towards the construction of a fence wall around Kintampo Municipal Hospital.

AHANTA WEST :
Employment anxiety in Western Region
Monday, November 16 2009

The Deputy Minister of Environment, Science and Technology,  Dr. Edward Omane Buamah has observed that the oil and gas find in the Western Region, has made unemployment among the youth in the area a big issue.

KINTAMPO SOUTH :
Veep advises youth to go into agriculture
Monday, November 16 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has urged the youth to take advantage of the government’s Youth in Agriculture Programme to earn a living.

(AXIM) NZEMA EAST :
Two teenagers jailed for robbing couple
Monday, November 16 2009

Two teenagers who attacked a white couple with cutlasses and robbed them of their cameras near the Axim Beach Hotel in the Nzema East District of the Western Region have been jailed by the Axim Magistrate Court with varied sentences.

SHAMA :
President says NDC will fulfil campaign promises
Monday, November 16 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has said the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has not relented on its promises to build a prosperous Ghana.

NATIONAL :
Gruesome murders nationwide
Monday, November 16 2009

The grisly murder of a famous business woman, 30, near Koforidua, the gruesome beheading of a six-year old boy near Sunyani and the gunning down of four armed robbers in Kumasi in a shoot-out with the police marked a weekend of blood and horror for some residents of those parts of the country.

SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Water project has been inaugurated.
Monday, November 16 2009

A water project valued at $8,050 and built to serve 150 rural dwellers has been inaugurated at Supreso in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District .

NATIONAL :
Save our forest reserves- stakeholders
Monday, November 16 2009

Stakeholders in the forest sector have called on government to promote cross-sector coordination in the implementation of policies to ensure sustainability of the country’s forest reserves.

(BUI) TAIN :
Black fly eradication on course
Monday, November 16 2009

Journalists have embarked on a trip to Bui in the Tain District to  access Zoomlion’s Bui Black Flies Nuisance Control Programme.

WASSA AMENFI EAST :
Gov’t sympathizes with bereave families of galamsey operators
Monday, November 16 2009

Government has expressed its condolences to the bereaved families of the 15 galamsey (small scale miners) operators, who lost their lives through a landslide at Dopoase in the Wassa Amenfi East District of the Western Region on Wednesday(November 11).

BOLGATANGA :
Bolgatanga Residents unhappy
Monday, November 16 2009

Residents of Bolgatanga are worried about the unending chaotic situation in Bawku, the hitherto economic hub of the Upper East Region, because cost of living in this low budget city is sky rocketing, according to a Ghana News Agency survey.

KWAHU WEST :
Train children appropiately.
Monday, November 16 2009

The Kwahu West Municipal Director of Education, Mr Noah Agyare Dwamena, has urged teachers to instil self-discipline in school children and inculcate the virtues that would  help raise the image of their schools and the community.

(OKORASE) NEW JUABEN :
Fetish priest kills businesswoman.
Monday, November 16 2009

Okorase in the New Juaben municipality of the Eastern Region, has been in a state of shock since news of the Sunday morning murder of Rita Baah, affectionately called Afia Ata, allegedly by a fetish priest, spread like bush fire through the town.

(OKORASE) NEW JUABEN :
Fetish priest kills businesswoman.
Monday, November 16 2009

Okorase in the New Juaben municipality of the Eastern Region, has been in a state of shock since news of the Sunday morning murder of Rita Baah, affectionately called Afia Ata, allegedly by a fetish priest, spread like bush fire through the town.

WENCHI :
Brong Ahafo women undergo training on climate change
Monday, November 16 2009

The Brong Ahafo Regional Co-ordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr. Joseph Blankson Nyarko has called for a sustained educational drive to get women to contribute effectively to the risk of climate change.

(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Ministry holds consultative meeting.
Monday, November 16 2009

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development is holding consultative meetings with representatives of recognized political parties towards the acceleration of decentralizing government for the active participation of the ordinary Ghanaian, at Akosombo.
 

NATIONAL :
Ministry condemns cover up of alleged defilement
Monday, November 16 2009

The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) has condemned attempts by Tamale Metropolitan Education Directorate to cover up an alleged defilement involving Mr Mohammed Sadick, a Chemistry Teacher of Tamale Girls Senior High School.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA:
Police command calls on banking institutions for assistance
Monday, November 16 2009

The Agona Swedru Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Owusu Donyina, has extended an "SOS" message to banking institutions and corporate bodies to help complete the abandoned structure meant for offices and accommodation for police officers at Agona Swedru.

BUILSA :
Upper East to start irrigation agriculture
Monday, November 16 2009

The Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) has started field operations in the North, with the focus on seed growers associations to produce sorghum, soybeans and maize seeds through irrigation agriculture.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Clinic supported.
Monday, November 16 2009

The Koforidua Diocese of the Anglican Church has presented a new motorcycle  to the Kwahu-Jamase Anglican CHPS Compound to help the staff of the clinic to undertake outreach programmes to villages surrounding Kwahu-Jamase.

EAST AKIM:
YEP beneficiaries advised.
Monday, November 16 2009

The East Akim Municipal Information Officer, Mr Maxwell Apeacorang, has advised the youth who would be included in the Youth and Agriculture Programme (YEP) to use it as an opportunity to transform their lives.

(GOMOA POTSIN) GOMOA EAST :
Assembly sponsors 30 into secondary school
Monday, November 16 2009

Maulvi Dr Abdul Wahab Bin Adam, Ameer in charge of the Ahmmadiyya Muslim Mission, has reiterated the call on education and health professionals to accept postings to the rural areas where their services were badly needed.

(MFANTSIPIM) CAPE COAST:
CSSPS must be looked at again.
Monday, November 16 2009

The Computer School Selection Placement System (CSSPS) does not encourage partnership in educational pursuits so government should take a second look at it, Head of Mfantsipim School, Mr. Koame Mieza Edjah said.

(ABUAKWA NORTH) EAST AKIM :
MP supports school.
Monday, November 16 2009

The former Member of Parliament(MP) for Abuakwa North, Mr J. B. Danquah-Adu, has presented 100 dual desks to the Old Tafo A.M. E. Zion Primary School at a short ceremony at the school.

EFFUTU:
New executives elected
Monday, November 16 2009

The Effutu Constituency branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at its annual delegates’ conference elected new executives to steer the affairs of the party for the next two years.

NATIONAL :
Training underway on offshore disaster management
Monday, November 16 2009

Management of Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL), a multinational oil and gas exploration and production company, organized a workshop for major players in the industry to build their capacity on offshore disaster preparedness.

(BUIPE) CENTRAL GONJA:
DCE debunks shooting claim
Monday, November 16 2009

The District Chief Executive for Central Gonja, Hon. Issifu Salisu Be-Awuribe has debunked claims in some sections of the media of some shootings that took place at Buipe during the visit of the Vice president John Dramani Mahama to cut the sod for a sheanut plant.

(MIOTSO) DANGME WEST :
Let excellence be your portion .
Monday, November 16 2009

A 12-member Executive Council has been inaugurated for the Central University College Chapter of the Ghana Pharmaceutical Students Association (GPSA) at the Miotso Campus of the University, near Prampram, with a call on Pharmacy Students  to strive for excellence in all spheres of their training.

(AVENOR) AMA :
27 arrested after shooting incident
Monday, November 16 2009

One person has been killed and several others injured in clashes at Avenor, a suburb of Accra.

(KUMASI) KMA : :
Review Process....Objectives would be achieved - Dr. Mahama
Monday, November 16 2009

The Deputy Director of the Institute of Local Government Studies, Dr. Callistus Mahama has expressed optimism about the opinions and views expressed by participants at the on-going regional consultative review process on decentralization in Ghana.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Decentralisation to empower Ghanaians- Minister
Monday, November 16 2009

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Yieleh Chireh has assured Ghanaians that the decision for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), in embarking on the twenty years of decentralization in Ghana was to give power to the ordinary Ghanaian in the decision making processes at the local level for greater development.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Contribute dispassionately – Minister
Monday, November 16 2009

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Kofi Opoku Manu has reiterated the importance the decentralization review would bring to the local governance system in Ghana especially the Ashanti region.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Involve disabled persons in decision process-Chairman
Monday, November 16 2009

The Ashanti regional branch of people with disability has called on the assemblies to engage disabled persons in the decision making process to foster effective decentralization.

SUNYANI :
Chiefs demand recognition in assembly system
Monday, November 16 2009

The regional decentralisation review exercise currently taking place in Ghana has brought to light the neglect of traditional rulers in the district assembly system.

(BUIPE) CENTRAL GONJA:
10-million-dollar sheabutter plant for Buipe
Monday, November 16 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama cut sod for commencement of construction of a 10 million-dollar sheanut processing plant in Buipe with a call on Northerners to put a complete stop to chieftaincy conflicts to pave way for total development.

AMA :
Three hundred screened for malaria.
Monday, November 16 2009

About 300 female potters (Kayayei) and their children at the Mallam Atta market in Accra have been screened for malaria. 

EAST GONJA:
Sugar cane factory for East Gonja
Monday, November 16 2009

The Vice president , John Mahama has hinted that a sugar cane 
factory would be set up in Makango in the East Gonja District in the Northern Region to process ethanol for export.

TAMALE :
Assembly supports 276 students
Monday, November 16 2009

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly has this year disbursed a total of GH¢20,200.00 from its share of the District Assembly Common Fund to support the education of some 276 students in the metropolis.

HO :
Gov’t urged to set-up soft-loan for fresh graduates
Monday, November 16 2009

Mr Charles Eghan, Director of Member Services of the Institute of Chattered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG), has urged government to establish a soft-loan scheme for young graduates with entrepreneurial abilities.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Minister cautions MMDCEs
Monday, November 16 2009

The Eastern Regional minister, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has urged the District Chief Executives in the region to desist from the temptation of financial malfeasance in the operations of the School Feeding programmes.

YENDI :
Bishops urge Dagbon factions to listen to eminent chiefs
Monday, November 16 2009

Catholic Bishops have appealed to both sides of the Dagbon family to listen to the advice and follow the direction of the Committee of the Three Eminent Chiefs appointed to help resolve amicably the current state of impasse in the peace process.

NANUMBA SOUTH:
More jobs through infrastructural development
Monday, November 16 2009

The government would soon create several jobs for the many unemployed youth through the provision of infrastructural development by using labour intensive methods.

HOHOE:
Rename Airport After Osagyefo Dr Nkrumah
Monday, November 16 2009

Mr Anthony Korsi Kumeni, a retired Civil Servant, has passionately appealed to President John E. A. Mills to rename the Kotoka International Airport after Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

(SOGAKOPE) SOUTH TONGU:
Police calls for demolition of roundabout
Monday, November 16 2009

Superintendent Martin Amofa, South Tongu Divisional Police Commander, has called for the demolition of a newly constructed roundabout at Sogakope to reduce the rate of accident at the spot.

ATEBUBU-AMANTIN:
Six canoes to boost water transport
Monday, November 16 2009

Communities in the Atebubu District which are usually cut off from the district capital during rainy season, have been procured with canoes to help them commute to other parts of the district especially the district capital during rainy seasons.

HO:
Classroom block for Ho-Dome E.P. Primary
Monday, November 16 2009

Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Keiichi Katakami, has signed a grant of GH¢105,550 for the construction of a 6-unit classroom block, which included an office and a storeroom for the Ho Dome E.P. Primary School.

HO:
Blind persons urged to participate in social activities
Monday, November 16 2009

Blind persons have been urged to be vociferous and actively participate in all social activities in order to remove the stigma attached to them.

ACCRA:
Police, iBurst Africa fight cyber crime
Monday, November 16 2009

iBurst Africa has donated 10 modems and "connect & go!" traffic vouchers for use by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, as its corporate strategy and commitment to  fight cyber crime.   

MAMPONG:
Government will resource tertiary institutions - Mills
Monday, November 16 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills says government will resource tertiary
institutions to enable them to operate at optimal level.

(BONSAASO) AMANSIE WEST:
Zain, Ericsson support Millenium Village Project
Monday, November 16 2009

Zain and Ericsson Mobile Communication Network services have jointly
provided communication and broadband internet services to the 30
communities in the Bonsaaso Millenium Village cluster in the Amansie
West District.

SEKYERE SOUTH:
DCE promises development for Sekyere South
Monday, November 16 2009

The District Chief Executive for Sekyere South, Mr. Edward Kusi Ayarkwah, has called for unity among members of all the political parties and stakeholders in the district, and fight against poverty towards improving the lot of the people.

(SUAME) KMA:
Court places injunction on NPP elections
Monday, November 16 2009

A Kumasi High Court has granted an application for injunction filed by
Mr Baffour Gyimah, a polling agent, restraining the Suame Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) from holding election to pick new officers.

(MANHYIA) KMA:
Otumfuo pushes for Ghana, Jamaica ties
Monday, November 16 2009

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has called for stronger economic ties between Ghana and Jamaica for the mutual benefit of their people. 

ACCRA:
MTTU needs transformation - Communiqué
Monday, November 16 2009

Participants at the just ended international conference on Road Safety has called on government to allocate more funding to road safety activities.   

(JUANSAH) ASANTE AKIM NORTH:
Court jails farmer for stealing motorbike
Monday, November 16 2009

A 24-year-old farmer has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment in hard labour by the Juaso Circuit Court for stealing a motorbike worth GH¢ 450 at Juansah in the Asante Akim North District.  

(SUPRESO) SUHUM/KRABOA/COALTAR:
Water project inaugurated at Supreso
Monday, November 16 2009

The Hunger Project, has inaugurated a water project at Supreso in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District.   

MPOHOR WASSA EAST :
Information centers to open district
Monday, November 16 2009

Communities in the Mpohor Wassa East District are to benefit from a pilot community development project, dubbed Community Information Centers (CIC), initiated by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mpohor Wassa East Constituency, Hon. Anthony Evans Amoah.

AHANTA WEST :
Citizens want government policy on land
Tuesday, November 17 2009

Participants from Ahanta West District in the Western Region attending a workshop  on Ghana’s oil production, have called on government to come out with a clear policy on the acquisition and usage of lands in the area

ASUTIFI :
Newmont earmarks $3.98 million to develop Ahafo communities
Tuesday, November 17 2009

Newmont Gold Ghana Limited (NGGL) has set up a community development fund (CDF) and deposited an initial sum of $3.98 million into it solely for development activities in 10 communities in the Ahafo area.

STMA :
Crime on the increase in Western Region
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Western Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent (Sup) Victor Agbetornyo has said the region has recorded an increase in major crime cases from the first to the third quarter of the year.

(BUSUNYA) NKORANZA NORTH :
Support immunization programme, stakeholders told
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Nkoranza North District Director of Health Services, Mr. Donatus Achisiba has asked stakeholders in the health sector to support the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) to combat maternal and infant deaths.

BOLGATANGA :
Government to support cultural activities
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Minister for Chieftaincy and Culture, Hon. Alex Asum-Ahensah has said government was committed to supporting activities that would assist to safeguard and improve the country’s cultural heritage.

(AKUSE) ASUOGYAMAN :
Row between CEPS and FDB
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The sale of unwholesome rice to a private feed miller in Akuse has provoked a row between two state institutions- the Customs Exercise and Preventive Service (CEPS) and the Food and Drugs Board (FDB).

(BEGORO) FANTEAKWA:
Community protest against child exploitation
Tuesday, November 17 2009

Reliable information indicates that residents of Begoro, the capital of Fanteakwa district of the Eastern Region, are planning to hit the streets in protest against the exploitation of children by teachers in the area.  

(AKROPONG AKUAPEM) AKUAPEM NORTH:
School for the blind need assistance.
Tuesday, November 17 2009

On August 6 in 1945, the Akropong School for the Blind in the Eastern Province (Eastern Region) of the then Gold Coast (Ghana) was established. 

ATEBUBU-AMANTIN :
Atebubu chiefs explains boycott of BA @ 50 grand durbar
Tuesday, November 17 2009

Chiefs from the Atebubu Traditional Area are believed to be the only ones who failed to attend the ceremony, in what an­alysts say a protest to register their displeasure about the ill-treatment they have suffered from the Mills Administration.

(ENCHI) AOWIN SUAMAN :
Two die in motor accident
Tuesday, November 17 2009

An Enchi bound KIA truck loaded with bags of maize plunged into the Disue River about 5 p.m. last Wednesday, killing the driver and one of his mates.

GARU TEMPANE :
500 Garu-Tempane NPP members to defect if ....
Tuesday, November 17 2009

More than 500 members of the New Patriotic Party in the Garu-Tempane Constituency have threatened to defect to the National Democratic Con­gress if nothing is done to resolve the on­going conflict among the party members.

(ZEBILLA) BAWKU WEST :
Grow trees to check desertification
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Owen Woyongo has underscored the need for residents in the region to grow more trees as a way of forestalling the ever growing desertification threatening the future of the region.

(ZORKO) BONGO :
Zorko benefits from medical outreach
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The people of Zorko in the Bongo District in the Upper East Region have benefited from a medical outreach programme organised by the Royalhouse Chapel International, a church based in Accra.

WENCHI :
Wenchi tomato factory to be reactivated
Tuesday, November 17 2009

An Agronomist from South Africa, Mr Heinz Swat, has been engaged on con­tract by the Management of the Wenchi Tomato Cannery (TOMACAN) in the Brong Ahafo Region to assist in revamp­ing the company, with its new name Afrique Link.

(AKUSE) LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Police on heels of robbers.
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Akuse police Command, under Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Bernard Twum barimah, has arrested four suspected armed robbers who have been terrorishing residents of the area in recent times. 

(ENCHI) AOWIN SUAMAN :
Be financially disciplined- DCE
Tuesday, November 17 2009

Lack of financial discipline on the part of some loan beneficiaries has been identified as the major setback for the development of Micro Finance and Small Loan Centres (MASCO).

AMA :
School children are unsafe.
Tuesday, November 17 2009

Information indicates that the Ayalolo Cluster of Schools, in Accra, are gradually becoming a ‘wee’ and noise hub, thereby depriving pupils of the serene atmosphere needed for learning. 

(AGONA NKWANTA) AGONA WEST:
Sign posts are being stolen.
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahanta West, Mr. Joseph Jones Amoah, has deplored the stealing of sign posts along the highways of the country. 

TEMA :
TOR cannot distribute oil.
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The various finished products obtained from the 997,000 barrels of crude oil are stocked in various storage facilities at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), following restrictions imposed on the refinery by Ecobank Ghana Limited which guaranteed the purchase of the oil from a Nigerian company.

NEW JUABEN :
Beads market for National Culture
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly is to build a permanent beads market near the Centre for National Culture in Koforidua with effect from next year. 

EAST AKYEM :
New agric university in the offing
Tuesday, November 17 2009

A new agricultural and environmental university at Bonsu in the Eastern Region, conceived by the Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has been commissioned to commemorate his 10 years of ascension to the Abuakwa State stool.

TEMA:
Port road network to be improved.
Tuesday, November 17 2009

As part of efforts to ease vehicular movement to and from the Tema Port, the road linking the port to the Accra-Tema motorway, is to be converted into a six lane carriageway.

ACCRA :
Mobilla’s alleged killer absconds
Tuesday, November 17 2009

Private Seth Goka, one of the alleged killers of the late Northern Regional Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP),  has absconded from the military guardroom where he was being held on remand.

NATIONAL:
Facebooks brings 3000 to Zitas’ notice
Tuesday, November 17 2009

Since the introduction of the Facebook initiative in September by the Ministry of Information, about 3,000 people across the globe every week interact with the sector Minister and her two deputies.

(KONONGO) ASANTE AKIM NORTH:
Participants divided over election of DCEs
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The issue of whether Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) should be elected or not took centre stage at a workshop on local governance at Konongo as participants were divided over the issue.

(TAKORADI) STMA:
Stakeholders demand support for decentralization programme
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Zonal Representative of the Local Governance Network (LOGNet) for the Western and Central Regions, Monday called on civil society and community based organizations to support Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to implement the decentralization programme.   

KARAGA :
Support eradication of guinea worm-Dr Dery
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Northern Regional Co-ordinator of the Guinea Worm Eradication Programme (GWEP), Mr Gilbert Dery, has called on district assemblies to support efforts at eradicating the disease by enforc¬ing its bye-Saws on the disease.

SAVELUGU-NANTON:
Facilities deteriorateing at Pong-Tamale livestock station
Tuesday, November 17 2009

Facilities at the Pong-Tamale Livestock Breeding station in the Savelugu-Nanton District in the Northern Region are said to be detoriorating.

ACCRA:
Mass Registration exercise now in G/A Region
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The National Identification Authority (NIA), will from November 18, 2009 to February 11, 2010 embark on mass registration exercise of people in the Greater Accra Region.   

HO:
Volta fair takes off
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Volta Trade and Investment Fair-2009, has opened in the regional capital, Ho, with a call on businessmen and woman from far and near to take advantage of the numerous business opportunities in the region to invest in the region .

(OLD TAFO) KMA:
Work on Azhariyah SHS progressing
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Director of Azhariyah Senior High School (SHS), at old Tafo in Kumasi, Sheikh Mohammed Kamil Mohammed, says expansion works at the school is progressing.  

(KUMASI) KMA:
Ministry moves to check unorthodox fishing
Tuesday, November 17 2009

Regulations that would give effect to the Fisheries Act 625 will soon be re-laid before Parliament.  

CAPE COAST:
UCC-TEWU withdraws services
Tuesday, November 17 2009

Members of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) branch of the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU), have withdrawn their services to press home the demand for payment of salary arrears.   

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA:
Committee inspects projects at Kasoa
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Finance and Poverty Reduction has inspected some development projects at Kasoa in the Awutu Senya District. 

CAPE COAST:
IRS develops new software for tax returns
Tuesday, November 17 2009

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Tuesday organized a day’s workshop in Cape Coast to educate tax-payers in the informal sector on a new "Tax Helper Software" it has developed to facilitate the early submission of tax returns and subsequent payments.   

NATIONAL :
Last Batch of Hajj Pilgrims to leave today
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The last batch of Muslim pilgrims of about 400 for this year’s Hajj will leave Accra early this Wednesday morning for the holy city of Mecca.

(ZAMBRAMA) PRU :
Pru gets solar energy
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Australian Government is spending GHC 45,000 towards the installation of solar energy systems in 20 selected off-grid rural communities in Brong-Ahafo Region.

(PIENYINA) NKORANZA NORTH :
Community in dire need of potable water
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The people of Pienyina in the Nkoranza North District are suffering from intestinal infections and other water-borne diseases because of the lack of potable water and toilet facilities.

BAWKU :
Government renews Bawku curfew
Wednesday, November 18 2009

Government has renewed the curfew imposed on the Bawku Municipality and Gushegu township and their immediate environs for another week with effect from Monday, November 16.

NATIONAL :
2010 Budget to be read today
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, is expected in Parliament Wednesday morning to submit the Government’s 2010 Budget Statement and Economic Policy, amidst high public expectations of policies to re-energize industrial production and point to job creation.

SUNYANI :
Tomato farmers appeal to government to curb imports
Wednesday, November 18 2009

Tomato growers in the Brong-Ahafo Region and some parts of the Ashanti Region have decried challenges including unfair trade regulations and unfair prices that militate against the industry and called on the government to help them to solve these problems problems.

TECHIMAN :
Volunteer guards urged to check indiscriminate disposal of refuse
Wednesday, November 18 2009

A Techiman-based businessman has suggested the recruitment of volunteer guards to check and arrest people who would dispose of waste indiscriminately in the communities.

( AGONA-NKWANTA) AHANTA WEST :
Ghanaians urged to participate in D/A election
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Secretary of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Kojo Tito Voegborlo has urged electorates to show greater interest in next year’s district assembly election.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Bad fishing methods depleting fish stock
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Ms Betty Bosomtwi-Sam has noted that fish stock in water bodies were gradually being depleted as a result of bad fishing methods.

SUNYANI :
Police to prosecute Abesim murderer
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Sunyani Municipal Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Charles Botwe has given the assurance that the police was processing the necessary documents to put before court the man who allegedly murdered his nephew at Abesim last Saturday.

SAVELUGU-NANTON :
UNICEF director visits Northern Region
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Regional Director for West and Central Africa of the United Nations ’International Children’s Fund, (UNICEF), Dr Gianfranco Rotigliano has paid a working visit to some of the UNICEF intervention communities in the Savelugu/Nanton District in the Northern Region.

NANUMBA NORTH :
NGO deplores conditions in ’witches villages’
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Co-ordinator of the Southern Sector Youth and Women’s Empowerment Network (SOSYWEN), Miss Zenabu Sakibu has expressed concern about the deplorable conditions in ’witches villages’ in some communities of the Northern Region.

HOHOE:
MCE declares war on cocoa smugglers
Wednesday, November 18 2009

Mr Victor-Herman Condubrey, Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), said his administration had declared war on cocoa smuggling across Hohoe’s easternfrontier with Togo.

YENDI :
Refresher training for fire volunteers ends
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The  Evangelical Presbyterian Development and Relief Agency (EPDRA)  has organised  a day’s refresher training workshop for  fire volunteers in the Yendi Municipality to avert the annual ritual of bushfires which destroy farms in their communities.

HO :
Voltarians must invest back home - GIPC
Wednesday, November 18 2009

Mr George Aboagye, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has urged people from the Volta Region to invest back home. 

NATIONAL:
Government initiates policies for growth - Duffour
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Government’s Budget Statement and Economic Policy for the 2010 financial year has been presented to Parliament by the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kwabena Duffour.

KPANDAI :
Award scheme for students
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Kpandai District Assembly is to set up an award scheme for
students who will excel in their academic work in the district.

HO :
Airport for Volta by 2012
Wednesday, November 18 2009

An airport is to be built in the Volta Region by the end of 2012 to facilitate trade and investment, as well as open the region up for tourism development.

NATIONAL:
Oil industry dominates 2010 budget statement
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, has announced government’s decision to establish an oil industrialisation plan next year to ensure judicious application of the expected revenue from oil exploration in the country. 

ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
President Mills nominates three DCEs
Wednesday, November 18 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated for appointment three people as District Chief Executives.  

KWABRE EAST :
DCE appeals for support
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The District Chief Executive for Kwabre East, Hon. Adams Iddisah has called for support from all sides of the political divide in the district, to move faster the wheels of development in the district.

(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Presiding Member’s life on the line
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The life of Mr. Joseph Hamlet Osei, the Presiding Member of the Atwima Mponua District Assembly in the Ashanti Region is threatened. A group of 40 youth in Nyinahin have reportedly threatened to deal with him if he goes ahead to convene an emergency meeting at the instance of some aggrieved members, who are agitating for the removal of the District Chief Executive.

(FOMENA) ADANSI NORTH:
ADSU elects officers
Wednesday, November 18 2009

A level 200 student of the University of Ghana, Legon, Ishaq Adbullah Farrakhan, has been elected elected the President of the Adansi Students Union (ADSU) of the school.

NADOWLI:
Nadowli West NDC picks executives
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Nadowli West Constituency on the ruling NDC in the Upper West Region has injected blood into party executives to champion the cause of the party for the next four years.

KUMASI:
’Police Officer’ under arrest
Wednesday, November 18 2009

A 34-year old salesman, who has posed as a policeman and extorted money from drivers in the Kumasi Metropolis was on Wednesday arrested.   

WA:
Alumni wants centre for conflict resolution at UDS
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Alumni of the University for Development Studies is advocating the establishment of a conflict prevention, management and resolution centre at the university.   

(KAASI) KMA:
PTA appeals for computers for school
Wednesday, November 18 2009

The Parent/Teacher Association of Kaasi M/A Basic School in Kumasi has appealed to timber firms and organizations operating in the area to help provide the school with computers to strengthen the teaching of Information Communication Technology (ICT).

NATIONAL :
Gov’t targets provision of 60 per cent potable water
Thursday, November 19 2009

The Government on Wednesday set a target of 60 per cent provision of potable water, drilling of 1,474 new boreholes and the rehabilitation of 225 boreholes in rural communities during the 2010 fiscal year.

NATIONAL :
Government approves development of Jubilee Field
Thursday, November 19 2009

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor has said the Government has approved Phase I Plan of Development for the Jubilee Field in the Deep Water Tano and West Cape Three Points Contract areas.

NATIONAL:
Employee pension contributions to go up
Thursday, November 19 2009

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffour says the government will increase the salary contribution of employees from 12.5 per cent to 13 per cent to increase their pension benefits.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Police urged to step up effort to fight human trafficking
Thursday, November 19 2009

The Western Regional Deputy Minister, Ms Betty Bosomtwi-Sam has called on the Ghana Police Service and its allied security agencies to step up effort in the fight against human trafficking.

SHAMA :
West Africa Gas pipeline suffers challenges
Thursday, November 19 2009

The West African offshore gas pipeline from Nigeria to Ghana has been completed but there are few difficulties, the Managing Director of West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo),  Mr Jack Derickson has announced.

TALENSI-NABDAM :
: Residents schooled on steps taken to mitigate disasters
Thursday, November 19 2009

ActionAid Ghana (AAG), a Non-Governmental Organization has formed Climate Change Working Groups in the Upper East Region, charged with the responsibility to facilitate the implementation of strategies to mitigate disaster in the Region.

(SANDEMA) BUILSA :
Participation of citizens in local governance necessary
Thursday, November 19 2009

Participation of citizens in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of local governance policies and programmes is being activated at the unit committee and district assembly levels to promote good governance and accountability.

BEREKUM :
Berekum Arsenals shine
Thursday, November 19 2009

Visiting Berekum Arsenals on Wednesday pipped Sekondi Eleven Wise 1-0 in their sixth Week Glo Premier League match played at the Sekondi Sports Stadium at Essipong.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Speaker advises on MDGs.
Thursday, November 19 2009

Mrs Joyce Bamford-Addo, Speaker of Parliament, has called for a closer collaboration between Parliament and United Nations agencies working in the country to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.

NATIONAL :
GH
Thursday, November 19 2009

Ghana is to host the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the International African Coffee Organisation (IACO) from November 23 to 27 2009, Chief Executive Officer of Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Mr Tony Fofie announced in Accra .

NATIONAL :
Ghana hosts IACO next week
Thursday, November 19 2009

Ghana is to host the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) of the International African Coffee Organisation (IACO) from November 23 to 27 2009, Chief Executive Officer of Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Mr Tony Fofie announced in Accra .

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
Two to pay GHC 800 for defamation.
Thursday, November 19 2009

A district magistrate’s court at Kade, has granted GHC 800 bail with a surety each to two unemployed women who insulted another woman that she was a witch.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
School appeals for assistance.
Thursday, November 19 2009

The Principal of the Koforidua Technical Institute, Mr Eric Dwamena has appealed to the Government to pay attention to the needs of the school to facilitate teaching and learning.

AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Citrus farmers want fruit factory
Thursday, November 19 2009

Citrus farmers in the Akuapem South Municipality have appealed to the Government to establish a fruit processing factory in the area to save them from post harvest losses.

ASHAIMAN :
Foot -soldiers will be my focus.
Thursday, November 19 2009

Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has assured foot-soldiers of the party that he would take them on board when given the mandate to serve as the Greater-Accra Regional Chairman.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Nurses upgrade knowledge
Thursday, November 19 2009

Mr Felix Nyante, Deputy Registrar of the Nurses and Midwives Council has advised medical professionals to infuse private business principles into public health service to facilitate the best practices for patients.

NATIONAL :
Ending mob violence in Ghana.
Thursday, November 19 2009

Amnesty International (AI) has organised a day’s seminar for journalists to improve their performance on human rights and issues on mob action in Accra.

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM:
Two years for goat theft.
Thursday, November 19 2009

A district magistrate’s court at Kade, has sentenced Amakye Kennedy, a 28-year-old barber, to two years imprisonment in hard labour for stealing a goat valued GHC 50.

GOMOA WEST :
Chairman retains position.
Thursday, November 19 2009

Mr Joe Donkoh, a businessman, has retained the chairmanship of the Gomoa West Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

(SALTPOND) CAPE COAST :
NDC elects new executives.
Thursday, November 19 2009

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Saltpond has elected 14-member executives under the chairmanship of Mr Stephen Moore for the next two years.

JOMORO :
28 communities worried.
Thursday, November 19 2009

Twenty eight communities likely to be affected by oil production in the Western Region have appealed to the Government to institute measure that would prevent the spiriting away of revenue by oil companies.

GOMOA EAST :
District health chalks success.
Thursday, November 19 2009

The Gomoa East Health Directorate exceeded its target to chalk success in this year’s Integrated Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) exercise held nationwide last week.

TANO SOUTH: :
TANO SOUTH : District to promote entrepreneur
Thursday, November 19 2009

A physically challenged person, Mr. Ameyaw Hayford has appealed to government, benevolent organisations and philanthropists to assist him to manufacture wheelchairs on mass production.

SENE :
Grasscutter rearer appeals for help
Thursday, November 19 2009

A grasscutter farmer, Issaka Hamisu has appealed to non-governmental organisations, as well as benevolent organisations and philanthropist to assist him to produce and market his products on a large scale.

NATIONAL :
Human activities not helping earth surface.
Thursday, November 19 2009

The 2009 state of the World Population Report, has revealed that the earth surface continues to warm up due to human activities with temperatures increasing by 0.74 degree Celsius within the past two centuries.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
War against corruption winnable- CHRAJ
Thursday, November 19 2009

Mr Richard Quayson, the Deputy Commissioner, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ, has said the war against corruption was winnable but it would take the collective vigilance of everybody to achieve that objective.

(BUI) TAIN :
Bui dam resettlements
Thursday, November 19 2009

Every decision of every democratic nation is deemed to benefit the people and the nation as a whole, sometimes to gain favour before the people. Even though some economic decisions like mining projects tend to negatively affect the lives of the people, some economic projects like hydropower dam construction, taking into consideration the government and stakeholders involved, go a long way in helping the nation from generation to generation.

OFFINSO NORTH :
Way forward for district assemblies.
Thursday, November 19 2009

Mr Augustine Collins Ntim,Member of Parliament for Offinso North, has proposed the formation of strategic committees to direct local assemblies towards accelerated economic growth.

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM:
Farmer steals mobile.
Thursday, November 19 2009

Eric Kwasi Asante, a farmer, has been remanded by a district magistrate’s court at Kade for stealing a mobile phone valued GHC 200.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Form task force.
Thursday, November 19 2009

The Dean of Student Affairs of the University of Education, Winneba Dr. Ernest Awanta has called on the various political parties to form special disease control task force to whip up the HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.

TEMA :
Mass registration starts.
Thursday, November 19 2009

The first phase of the Mass Registration Exercise by the National Identification Authority (NIA) within the Greater-Accra Region began in Tema .

(AKANU) KETU SOUTH:
CEPS personnel bust cocoa smugglers
Thursday, November 19 2009

Personnel of Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) have confiscated 145 maxi bags of dried cocoa beans concealed in a cargo truck under non-traditional goods being exported to Togo. 

NATIONAL:
Better Ghana agenda still on - Duffuor
Thursday, November 19 2009

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor on Wednesday said the 2010 budget gives effect to the government’s commitment to create a "Better Ghana" for growth equity and sustainable development for all.

EAST MAMPRUSI :
NGO deplores conditions in ’witches villages’
Thursday, November 19 2009

The Co-ordinator of the Southern Sector Youth and Women’s
Empowerment Network (SOSYWEN), Miss Zenabu Sakibu has expressed concern about the deplorable conditions in ’witches villages’ in some communities of he Northern Region.

(DAMANGO) WEST GONJA:
Gov’t urged to see clergy as partner in development
Thursday, November 19 2009

The Catholic clergy in the Northern Region has appealed to the government to encourage the church to continue to be a partner in development and give it space to contribute meaningfully to the development and moral upliftment of the country. 

(PARLIAMENT) ACCRA:
Ghana controls Multi-Donor Budget Support
Thursday, November 19 2009

Government is to strengthen its ownership of the Multi-Donor Budget Support programme (MDBS) to improve the effectiveness of aid and dealing with the issues of predictability of donor funds.

NATIONAL:
Government to spend more on pro-poor activities
Thursday, November 19 2009

The 2010 fiscal year spending from the Consolidated Fund on pro-poor activities is estimated at GH¢2.3 billion, reflecting an increase of 28 per cent over the projected figure of GH¢1.8 billion.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Self-style policeman jailed 18 months
Thursday, November 19 2009

A 26-year-old electrician who posed as a policeman and extorted monies from drivers has been sentenced by a Kumasi Circuit Court to 18 months imprisonment. 

(MPASATIA) KMA:
Four perish in a car crash
Thursday, November 19 2009

Four people on Thursday morning perished and 10 others suffered serious cuts and broken bones in a car crash on the Kumasi/Bibiani highway. 

WA:
Wa Municipality records sharp drop in HIV prevalence
Thursday, November 19 2009

The Wa Municipality recorded a drop in HIV prevalence rate from 5.8 percent to 2.0 per cent, a sentinel survey report from the Ministry
of Health has indicated.

WA WEST:
Northern Ghana to get solar PV systems
Thursday, November 19 2009

Deprived communities in the Upper West, Upper East and Northern Regions that may not have access to electricity in the next five or more years will be introduced to solar PV systems, alternative source of energy.  

(KUMASI) KMA:
Four drivers of Metro Mass Transit fined
Thursday, November 19 2009

Four drivers of the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) have been ordered by a Kumasi circuit court presided over by Mr Justice Adjei Frimpong to pay fines totalling GH¢800.00 for flouting the metropolitan assembly’s by-law. 

(BANSO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Ex-convict jailed for defiling his son
Thursday, November 19 2009

A 32-year-old ex-convict, Kweku Ebenezer, has been handed a 25-year jail term by the Juaso Circuit Court for having anal sex with his six-year old son at Banso in the Asante Akim South District

(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Sharp decline in road accidents in Juaso
Thursday, November 19 2009

Road accidents on the Nnadieso- Konongo stretch of the Kumasi/Accra highway in the Asante Akim-South District has seen a sharp decline this year.

NATIONAL :
New NADMO law in the offing
Friday, November 20 2009

A new law that would give meaning to prevention of disaster and community participation in disaster management is expected to be laid before Parliament next year.

NATIONAL :
Only 11 per cent of Ghanaians have access to improved latrines
Friday, November 20 2009

A report released by the Joint Monitoring Platform, a research organization, for 2008, indicates that only 11 per cent of Ghanaians have access to improved latrine

NATIONAL :
NUGS appeal to TEWU leadership, FUSAG to exercise restraint
Friday, November 20 2009

The leadership of National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has appealed to members of Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) and the Federation of University Staff Association of Ghana (FUSAG) to exercise restraint in solving challenges affecting them.

NATIONAL
About 8.2 million dollars disbursed under BUSAC Fund
Friday, November 20 2009

The maiden edition of Business Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) Fund ends within the next six weeks, after the disbursement of about 8.2 million dollars in 360 grants for business advocacy in Ghana.

(KOBEDI) SUNYANI WEST :
DCE calls for management of disasters
Friday, November 20 2009

The occurrence of disasters is an age-long phenomenon but as a people we need to control and manage artificial disasters that we cause and wreak havoc and destruction to the environment.

AMA :
500 homes to go down.
Friday, November 20 2009

The Minister for the Interior Mr. Cletus Avoka has warned plans are afoot to demolish 500 houses in Accra and Tema.

JUABOSO :
Mining Registration too complicated- Boahen Aidoo
Friday, November 20 2009

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Amenfi East, Hon.Joseph Boahen Aidoo, said the complicated process of registering and licen­sing small scale mining entities in the country must be simplified and straightened.

(AXIM) NZEMA EAST :
MP tackles education
Friday, November 20 2009

As part of efforts to improve the standard of education in the Evalue-Gwira Constituency, the Member of Parliament for the area, Catherine Abelema Afeku, is using her share of MPs’ GETfund to provide educational facilities for the people.

ASUNAFO NORTH :
District NYEP moves to ensure regular payment of beneficiaries
Friday, November 20 2009

The Asunafo North National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) which took off three years ago has taken steps to facilitate regular payment of allowances to the beneficiaries.

DORMAA EAST :
Dormaa East NYEP faces challenges
Friday, November 20 2009

The National Youth Employment Manager in the Dormaa East District, Mr Joshua Awuah Antwi has indicated  that inspite of the move by government  to reduce unemployment rate in the country, a high percentage of the youth in the district were unemployed.

(KYEBI) EAST AKYEM, :
Donation for the Okyehenes’ anniversary.
Friday, November 20 2009

The Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has appealed to Fan Milk to strive to reach out to more communities with its environmental protection education sponsorship.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Man steals from Uncle.
Friday, November 20 2009

The Asamankese Circuit Court will on December 21, give judgement on a case in which a horticulturist, Abass Antwi, 41, has been charged with stealing cocoa belonging to his uncle.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH:
Man charged for impersonation
Friday, November 20 2009

A circuit court at Nsawam, has remanded into prison custody Henry Neequaye, 41, who posed as a staff of the National Security.

AGONA EAST :
DCE becomes constituency chair.
Friday, November 20 2009

Mr Dennis Armah-Frempong, former District Chief Executive for Agona East District has been elected unopposed as Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party(NPP).

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Man steals from Uncle.
Friday, November 20 2009

The Livestock Development Project (LDP) has introduced a new financing facility called "Credit-in-kind scheme", to allow smallholder farmers to freely acquire ruminants for rearing.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
Seven robbers remanded.
Friday, November 20 2009

The Agona Swedru Circuit Court has remanded seven suspected armed robbers for robbing and inflicting cutlass wounds on one Mr Kwesi Abban Buabeng, an auto mechanic at Swedru in the Central Region.

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA :
Workshop on Girl child held.
Friday, November 20 2009

The Proprietor of Dumas International Junior High School, Mr Machani Moroco has urged parents, school management committees and other stakeholders to champion girl-child education in order to accelerate the growth and development of the country.

GOMOA WEST:
District exceeds target.
Friday, November 20 2009

The Gomoa West District Health Directorate has exceeded its target in Oral Polio Vail and Post-partum (OPV) vitamin A supplement administration, during the integrated maternal and child health exercise that spanned November 12-14.

NATIONAL:
Criminal laws must be reviewed.
Friday, November 20 2009

Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has  called for the review of the criminal laws that would empower implementing agencies to mete out stiffer punishment to financial embezzlers.

GOMOA EAST :
District performs well.
Friday, November 20 2009

The Gomoa East Health Directorate exceeded its target to chalk success in this year’s Integrated Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) exercise held nationwide last week.

GOMOA EAST :
District performs well.
Friday, November 20 2009

The Gomoa East Health Directorate exceeded its target to chalk success in this year’s Integrated Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) exercise held nationwide last week.

NATIONAL :
Poor lifestyle cause of diabetes-WHO
Friday, November 20 2009

Dr. Daniel Kertesz, Representative of the World Health Organisation in Ghana, has attributed the high rate of diabetes in the country to the poor lifestyles of Ghanaians.

AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Plant trees- MCE
Friday, November 20 2009

Dr Godfred Osei Bonso Twum, Municipal Chief Executive of Akuapem South, has urged the inhabitants of the municipality to plant trees as wind breaks.

(MPRAESO) KWAHU SOUTH :
GHC 1000 for careless driving
Friday, November 20 2009

Maxwell Totimeh, a 32-year-old driver, was convicted to a fine of GHC 1,000 by the Mpraeso Circuit Court for careless driving and negligently causing harm.

NATIONAL :
Tobacco control will work-Minister for Health
Friday, November 20 2009

Government would ensure that tobacco control is included in the country’s developmental agenda to free Ghanaians from tobacco addiction, disabilities and death.

TAMALE:
Decentralization Review: Composite Budget crucial
Friday, November 20 2009

Participants at the decentralisation review forum in Tamale have called for a composite budget regime in the running of the assemblies in Ghana.

(BOAMANG) AFIGYA KWABRE:
Police probe kids’ poisoned food
Friday, November 20 2009

Police at Boaman in the Afigya Kwabre District are investigating the alleged poisoning of food items meant for the preparation of meals for about 900 school children under the National School Feeding Programme (NSFP) at Kyekyewere.

(KUMASI) KMA:
MCE addresses School Feeding Programme concerns
Friday, November 20 2009

The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Sarpong, has stressed the need for district assemblies and beneficiary communities of the School Feeding Programme to show more commitment towards its success. 

NATIONAL:
Public safety high on agenda - Duffuor
Friday, November 20 2009

Government will continue to improve public safety by assisting the security agencies with the right logistics and motivation to facilitate the fight against crime to guarantee a safe environment for the citizenry.   

(DAMONGO) WEST GONJA:
Political, traditional power overlap, cause of conflicts - Expert
Friday, November 20 2009

The power overlap between politicians and traditional authorities has mainly been blamed for the increasing rate of conflicts in the country, particularly in northern Ghana.

HO:
Pragmatic measures vital for attaining MDGs
Friday, November 20 2009

Ghana would be incapable of attaining the three heath-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) unless pragmatic measures are taken to equip rural healthcare facilities with doctors, midwives and equipment to deliver "safe obstetrical procedures.

NATIONAL:
Ghana drawn in "Group of Death"
Friday, November 20 2009

The Black Stars of Ghana appear to be in a quagmire and the technical handlers, headed by Serbian trainer, Milovan Rajevac would have to dig deep into their repertoire of experience to survive an uncompromising draw that includes west African neighbours, Cote D’Voire, Togo and Burkina Faso in Group B.

KADJEBI:
Health, Allied Science varsity for Volta
Friday, November 20 2009

The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Manama, has given an
assurance that the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho with a campus at Hohoe in the Volta Region will soon take off.

TAMALE:
Don’t neglect boy child education - UNICEF
Friday, November 20 2009

The Head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) field office in Tamale, Ms Shaya Ibrahim Asindua, has cautioned against neglect of boy-child education in the country.

KPANDO:
Rainstorm destroys 130 houses in Kpando
Friday, November 20 2009

A rainstorm that hit Kpando and its environs recently, destroyed about 130 houses, including five schools.

ACCRA:
Government to promote ICT nation-wide - Minister
Friday, November 20 2009

Government is determined to promote Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education nation-wide, Mr. Gideon Quarcoo, Deputy Minister of Communications said in Accra.

ACCRA:
Immigration officers undergo intelligence course
Friday, November 20 2009

The Assistant Director of Immigration in-charge of Operations Unit, Mr Laud Affrifa, has appealed to officers of the Ghana Immigration Service to give exact and reliable information as frontline officers on the exit, entry and movement of foreigners across the borders to ensure that intelligence report from the Service to other security agencies is accurate.

NATIONAL :
38 out of 345 H1N1 confirmed positive in Ghana
Friday, November 20 2009

Thirty-eight out of 345 specimens of Influenza H1N1 made up of 294 suspected cases and 51 contacts investigated at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research were confirmed positive. 

EJURA-SEKYEREDUMASE:
Pupils receive Vitamin "A" and polio vaccines
Friday, November 20 2009

A total of 19,732 children under 59 months in the Ejura-Sekyedumase District have received vitamin ’A’ supplements and polio vaccine during the just ended three-day National Maternal and Child Health Campaign.

NATIONAL:
Prime rate down to 18 percent
Friday, November 20 2009

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Friday cut the prime rate by 50 basis points from 18.5 per cent to 18 per cent. 

KUMASI:
Court jails welder for 40 years for robbery
Friday, November 20 2009

Nasiru Mohammed alias "Baba Amu", a 19-year welder has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment in hard labour by a Kumasi Circuit Court for robbery. 

OBUASI:
Avail yourselves of business training programmes
Friday, November 20 2009

The Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr John Alexander Kobina Ackon, has appealed to micro and small enterprises (MSEs) to avail themselves of business training programmes that will make their businesses to grow.   

(NSUTA) SEKYERE CENTRAL:
Teenager jailed for stealing taxi-cab
Friday, November 20 2009

The Nsuta Circuit Court has sentenced a teenage school drop-out to 18 months imprisonment in hard labour for stealing a taxi-cab.   

(BUSUNYA) NKORANZA NORTH :
NGO tackles spread of buruli ulcer
Saturday, November 21 2009

The Nkoranza North District Disease Control Officer, Mr. Peter Paul Anekor has commended the Medical Assistance Programme (MAP) International, a US non-governmental organization, for helping to control the spread of buruli ulcer in the district.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
School Feeding Programme key to attaining the MDGs
Saturday, November 21 2009

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Ms Betty Bosomtwi-Sam has said the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), has the potential to reduce hunger, malnutrition and therefore attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

( BUSUNYA) NKORANZA NORTH :
Make women give birth at Health Centres
Saturday, November 21 2009

The Nkoranza North District Public Health Nurse, Mrs. Eva Agbodo Saku has urged traditional birth attendants to encourage pregnant women to give birth at health facilities to save themselves from complications.

BOLGATANGA :
Teachers’ salaries to be determined by performance
Saturday, November 21 2009

The Bolgatanga Municipal Director of Education, Mrs. Agnes Attagabe has appealed to teachers to shun negative tendencies because in 2010 their performance would determine whether they would take their salaries.

ASUTIFI :
Insurance scheme makes gains
Saturday, November 21 2009

Membership of the Asutifi District Health Insurance Scheme has increased resulting in gains in the mobilization of premium.

ASUNAFO SOUTH :
Medicare in Asunafo District constrained
Saturday, November 21 2009

The Asunafo South District Dr. Eric Acolatse has indicated that the hospital in the area is bedeviled with contraints.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
Physically challenged seeks help to manufacture wheel chairs
Saturday, November 21 2009

A physically challenged person, Mr. Ameyaw Hayford has appealed to government, benevolent organisations and philanthropists to assist him to manufacture wheelchairs on mass production.

NATIONAL
SSNIT increases investment portfolio
Saturday, November 21 2009

The total investment portfolio of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) as at December 2008, stood at GH 2.2 billion cedis against GH 1.6 billion cedis in 2007.

(ACCRA) AMA : Prestigious school in Accra closed down after H1N1 breakout
Saturday, November 21 2009

Officials of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) will soon begin investigations into how some students of the Lincoln Community School in Accra got infected with the deadly H1N1 or swine flu virus.

KMA :
Stop taging students in private universities
Sunday, November 22 2009

Dr Lord Emmanuel Asamoah, Principal of the Garden City University College (GCUC), said it was wrong for people to describe students who did not gain admission to public universities and entered a private university as leftovers.

NATIONAL :
Peer review for PURC
Sunday, November 22 2009

The performance of the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) of Ghana over the years will come under scrutiny in a week-long review by members of the Peer Learning Network from November 23 to 27, this year.

(KYEBI) EAST AKYEM :
Okyehene marks 10th anniversary.
Sunday, November 22 2009

The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori-Panin, has called for the punishment of fathers who shirked their responsibilities of educating and caring for their children.

NATIONAL:
AU countries on mining.
Sunday, November 22 2009

Ghana is to host a three-day workshop on mining regimes in Africa from November 25-27 as part of a consultative process to come up with a review report on the various mining regimes.

(KYEBI) EAST AKYEM :
Government will not condone lawlessness
Sunday, November 22 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has stated that the Government would not allow people to take the law into their own hands at the detriment of the state.

NATIONAL :
PURC warns utility providers.
Sunday, November 22 2009

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has warned utility providers that it would  apply the necessary sanctions and penalties if they did not adhere to the highest level of service delivery to the public.

NATIONAL :
Ghana commended.
Sunday, November 22 2009

Ghana has received a Certificate of recognition and commendation from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) for ratifying among others, the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocols, which seek to protect the ozone layer from destruction.

NATIONAL :
CRC is 20 years old.
Sunday, November 22 2009

UNICEF under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), has organised a national art competition in Kumasi to mark the 20th anniversary celebration of the CRC.

WA :
Municipal to take new steps.
Sunday, November 22 2009

The Wa Municipal Assembly is to implement a number of development projects on the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies as its contribution towards giving the institution a facelift.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
10 dead with 14 injured.
Sunday, November 22 2009

Ten people died on the spot and about 14 others sustained various degrees of injuries when a taxi cab and a Benz bus crushed into nearby bushes at Gomoa Mprumaim near Apam Junction on Saturday.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Cocoa, Palm plantations thrive in mining areas
Monday, November 23 2009

Cocoa and Palm plantations thrive very well in rehabilitated mining areas, the Environmental Manager of AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem Mines, Mr. James Badu has said.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Goldfields Ghana Limited to supply fish to Accra
Monday, November 23 2009

Goldfields Ghana Limited, a mining firm in Tarkwa will in the next three years become a major fish supplier to Accra and major cities in the country.

SUNYANI :
Youth urged to save
Monday, November 23 2009

First National Savings and Loans Limited has opened its branch in Sunyan with a call on the youth, especially students to cultivate the habit of saving.

BOLGATANGA :
Barclays Bank cleans up Bolgatanga
Monday, November 23 2009

The Staff of the Barclays Bank in the Upper East Region last weekend embarked on a four-hour clean-up exercise in the Bolgatanga Municipality and its surroundings.

TALENSI NABDAM :
FIDA settles more Domestic Violence Cases in Upper East Region
Monday, November 23 2009

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, Ghana (FIDA) from the beginning of this year had settled 95 per cent of domestic violence cases docked in its Upper East Regional (UER) domain.

BAWKU :
Bawku needs robust military presence -Lt Col. Ogboma
Monday, November 23 2009

A Lecturer at the Ghana Armed Forces Staff Training College, Lieutenant Colonel Emeka Ogboma has called for a robust military presence in Bawku to enforce peace in the troubled border town.

ASHAIMAN :
Babylon by bus.
Monday, November 23 2009

Ashaiman probably has the most elaborate public transportation system. The main lorry station is built in concrete, complete with local GPRTU offices that are well-labeled.

CAPE COAST:
Police and Prison barracks to be relocated.
Monday, November 23 2009

The Metropolitan Chief Executive for Cape Coast, Mr Anthony Egyir Aikins, said the assembly is evolving strategies to facilitate the growth of the tourism industry, generate employment for the people and attract the needed foreign exchange for development.

BONGO :
Assembly to increase internally generated funds
Monday, November 23 2009

The Bongo District Assembly in the Upper East Region for more than three years now had not been able to meet its set target of internal revenue mobilization.

DORMAA :
Workshop on land demarcation held at Sunyani
Monday, November 23 2009

A one-day pilot workshop on customary boundary demarcation of Dormaa lands, has been held in Sunyani as a basis for an efficient and effective land registration system.

BOLGATANGA :
Two Public Schools in Bolgatanga Municipal Excel in BECE Examination
Monday, November 23 2009

Two public schools in Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region, Ayuusi-Yine and Dorongo Junior High Schools excelled in the 2009 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

NKORANZA :
Parents urged to get their children to study at home
Monday, November 23 2009

A school proprietor has stressed the need for parents to ensure that their children studied at home after school hours to enable them to improve their academic performance.

SEWFI WIAWSO
Man goes to prison for possessing fake document
Monday, November 23 2009

A magistrate’s court at Bibiani, has sentenced a 35-year-old unemployed man to 12 months imprisonment for forgery and defrauding by false pretence.

(ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
20 burnt to pulp.
Monday, November 23 2009

About 20 people on board a Hyundai vehicle with registration number GS 4034 09 were burnt beyond recognition when the vehicle in which they were travelling rammed into a Nissan Urvan truck loaded with goods a few kilometers after Akurakumasi on the Accra-Oda road.

SUNYANI :
Show your ticket or get fined-MMT
Monday, November 23 2009

The Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Limited, a public-private partnership road transport company is undertaking a nationwide educational campaign on the right of passengers to insist on both boarding and luggage tickets when patronising  the company’s buses.

NATIONAL :
Director for Prisons service
Monday, November 23 2009

Ghana Prisons Service on Sunday announced the appointment of Mr Michael Kofi Bansah as the Acting Director General of the Prisons Service with effect from Monday November 16, 2009.

(WASA FIASE) WASSA AMENFI WEST :
Mining company supports communities
Monday, November 23 2009

The Public Relations Manager  AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem Mines, Mr. Kwamena Sakyi-Yorke has indicated that the company was doing well in the area of social responsibility and has helped communities living within its catchment area.

(ADA) DANGME EAST :
Ada to provide power
Monday, November 23 2009

As part of measures to boost power supply in the country, the Volta River Authority (VRA) has hinted of plans to establish a wind farm in Ada, Greater Accra region, that will add between 50 to 80 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.

BUILSA :
RCC urged to invest in tourism
Monday, November 23 2009

Students from the Ghana Arms Forces Staff Training College, have appealed to the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council and the District Assemblies to get actively involved in tourism to rake in income for the Region.

UPPER DENKYIRA WEST :
More projects for district.
Monday, November 23 2009

The 6th EU -Micro programme projects have been commissioned in Denkyira Besease area of the Upper Denkyira district in the Central region.

(LEGON) GA EAST:
Noguchi pushes for global recognition
Monday, November 23 2009

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) on Monday appealed to the government to make the institute a global centre of excellence for biomedical research.   

(SOGAKOPE) SOUTH TONGU:
Do not inject Party Politics into national issues - Doe Ajaho
Monday, November 23 2009

First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Edward Doe Ajaho, has called on Parliamentarians not to inject party politics into issues that had national outlook.

HO:
Malpractices uncovered in NHIA
Monday, November 23 2009

Mr Elliot Nestor Akototse, Volta Regional Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has said that serious malpractices were uncovered during "clinical auditing" of the scheme in the region.

(NOGOKPO) KETU SOUTH:
Nogokpo shrine hands over rapist to police
Monday, November 23 2009

Custodians of the Nogokpo shrine in the Ketu South District has handed over a suspect who had gone there to seek spiritual protection against arrest for allegedly defiling a 13- year old pupil.

(ACCRA) AMA:
Accra Mayor seeks to renovate Usher Fort
Monday, November 23 2009

The Mayor of Accra, Dr Alfred Vanderpuije, on Monday left Accra for Amsterdam at the invitation of the Mayor of Amsterdam, Mr Joe Cohen.  

KPANDO:
Assemblies asked to prevent collapse of public buildings
Monday, November 23 2009

The Works Departments of Municipal and District Assemblies in the Volta region have been asked to ensure that public building are properly constructed to prevent them from collapse during the least rainstorm. 

NATIONAL:
School Feeding Programme suffers dislocation - Co-ordinator
Monday, November 23 2009

The National Co-ordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme, Alhaji Suleman Abdul Rahman has noted that his outfit is suffering from structural dislocation and maladministration. 

(DAMANKO) NKWANTA SOUTH:
Robbers attack vehicle at Damanko
Monday, November 23 2009

Five armed robbers, last Friday attacked a neoplan bus travelling from Accra to Damanko near the bridge across River Oti in Nkwanta SouthDistrict of the Volta Region.

WA:
More women receive entrepreneurial training
Monday, November 23 2009

The Cultural Initiative Support Programme (CISP) has provided an entrepreneurial skills training for some selected women at Busa in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region.

SAVELUGU/NANTON:
Assembly to support rural bank to enhance capital base
Monday, November 23 2009

The Savelugu/Nanton District Assembly has assured the Borimanga Rural Bank that it would channel its other major financial interventions, besides the Millennium Challenge Accounts, through the bank to boost its deposit mobilisation drive.  

(KUMASI) KMA:
MiDA organises workshop for NGOs/CSOs
Monday, November 23 2009

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Ghana, has organised a day’s workshop for over 60 representatives drawn from Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Kumasi.

TAMALE:
Northern Region NDC Executives retain positions
Monday, November 23 2009

Alhaji Sumani Zakaria, incumbent Northern Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and most of the former executives of the party retained their positions at a regional delegates’ conference in Tamale on Sunday to elect new executives.

(MANSO NKWANTA) AMANSIE WEST:
REP supports 30 apprentices in Amansie West
Monday, November 23 2009

The Rural Enterprise Project (REP) has supported 30 graduate
apprentices in the Amansie West District with basic tools worth GH¢ 10,000 to enable them to start their own business.

(ATONSU) KMA:
UEW-K gets modern internet facility
Monday, November 23 2009

A state-of-the- art Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre has been opened at the College of Technology Education, Kumasi, of the University of Education Winneba.

(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Youth protest against attempts to oust DCE
Monday, November 23 2009

Hundreds of youth in the Atwima-Mponua District at the weekend thronged the streets of Nyinahin to protest against attempts by some assembly members to oust the District Chief Executive, Mrs Theresah Adomako-Tawiah.   

OBUASI:
Journalists visit underground mines in Obuasi
Monday, November 23 2009

Journalists from selected media houses in Accra on Saturday had a tour of the Sansu Underground mine in Obuasi. 

MAMPONG:
Two people before court for fraud
Monday, November 23 2009

Two people on Friday appeared before a Mampong-Ashanti High Court for allegedly defrauding 37 people in the sum of GH¢42,941 under the pretext of securing them admission into the Mampong-Ashanti Midwifery Training School.   

EJISU-JUABEN:
spiritual, moral education crucial
Monday, November 23 2009

The Pro Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Prof William O. Ellis, says the nation should move away from the traditional education system that focuses primarily on intellectual training, pushing the moral and spiritual aspect into the periphery.   

SEKONDI :
Pay attention to the needs of affected communities- Mining companies told
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Chairman of the Ghana Peace Council, Cardinal Peter Appiah-Turkson has urged mining companies to pay more attention to the needs of communities where they operate in order to forestall conflicts.

NATIONAL :
GHS confirms two additional cases of swine flu
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed two additional cases of H1N1 influenza, increasing the cases to 40, the Director of Public Health of the Ministry of Health, Dr Joseph Amankwah said in Accra.

(BIBIANI) BAB :
BIBIANI : Government set-up Rural Technology Facilities nationwide
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Government is to establish 18 Rural Technology Facilities (RTFs’) nationwide, to boost technology transfer and job openings, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry,  Hon. John Gyetuah has said.

 

(BOMOAKPOLE) ELLEMBELE :
Chief appeals to government
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Tufuhene of Bomoakpole in the Ellembelle District, Nana Ferguson Ahulu-Ackah, has appealed to government to support them to complete projects the town had started.

KINTAMPO SOUTH :
Kintampo Rural Bank makes profit
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Kintampo Rural Bank recorded a net profit of GHC 239,497.00 out of a gross profit of  GHC 265,754.00 in 2008.

 

ADENTA :
Who holds fort for the municipal.
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Since time immemorial, the people in the Adenta Municipality have never enjoyed a constant supply of water, despite the fact that the area houses thousands of workers who contribute to the development and growth of the country.

NATIONAL :
2009 bankers week launched.
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Chartered Institute of Bankers has launched this year’s 2009 Bankers Week on "the impact of the global financial meltdown, lessons, challenges and opportunities for the Ghanaian economy.

ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA :
Do not set a bad precedence
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Mr. Kofi Ofori, Constituency Chairman of Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated that it was dangerous for the party top functionaries to prevent certain members from contesting positions.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
Rehabilitate road- Chief cries out
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Nana Kojo Amoakwa V, Krontihene of Nyakrom Traditional Area, has appealed to the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) to as matter of urgency to rehabilitate the road from Winneba-Junction through Agona Swedru to Akim Akroso to facilitate easy movement of goods and people.

NATIONAL :
Ghanaians to observe Friday as holiday
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Minister of the Interior reminds the general public that Friday November 27, as a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.

UPPER MANYA KROBO:
Pay attention to children
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Mr Bright Appiah, Executive Director of Child’s Rights International, a nongovernmental organisation, has called for the involvement of children in matters that concerned their well-being to ensure that their needs were addressed.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
MMDCEs do not want to be elected
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Emoluments for district assembly members; reviewing the composition the assemblies and the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) dominated the Eastern Regional Consultative Forum on the acceleration of the decentralization process.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Purchasing clerk before court
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Lambert Tetteh, a 42-year-old Cocoa Purchasing Clerk, has been put before the Asamankese Circuit Court and charged  with defrauding by false pretences.

NATIONAL :
Last batch of Hajj pilgrims leave Accra
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The last batch of Muslim pilgrims, departed Accra for the Holy city of Mecca to mark this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.

TEMA :
Gas can provide power
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAGPCo) is set to deliver enough gas to the Volta River Authority (VRA),  to power its 110 megawatt turbines as a compressor station in Lagos is due for operation in the first quarter of next year.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA :
Student on bail.
Tuesday, November 24 2009

A former student of the Winneba Community Nurses Training School accused of raping a former female student of the school at a knife point has been granted bail.

(ACHIMOTA) AMA:
Terminal to begin operation.
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Achimota Lorry Terminal in Accra would be inaugurated in December for public use.

BIRIM CENTRAL :
Two fight over a man.
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Akim Oda Magistrate court has bonded two ladies who fought over a man to be of good behaviour for six months or in default serve four months in hard labour.

(OYOKO) NEW JUABEN :
400 to undergo ICT training
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has selected 400 youth in the Eastern Region to undergo an intensive training course in Information Communication Technology (ICT).

UPPER DENKYIRA WEST :
Government commited
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Upper Denkyira West, DCE, Mr. Ackah Yankah has said government is committed to improving the quality and delivery of education in country.

FANTEAKWA :
Start up tools for trainees.
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Fanteakwa district in the Eastern region, Abass Fuseini Sbaabe has presented start-up kits and tools worth over GHC 100,000 to 30 graduate apprentices who were trained in various vocations run by the Rural Enterprise Project (REP) at Ahomahomasu.

NATIONAL :
Veep back home
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has returned home from the United States after a five-day visit at the invitation of the University of Louisville.

AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
Chairman elected
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Kenneth Obempong, has lost the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam constituency chairmanship of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) after an election on Sunday.

NATIONAL :
Harmattan rearing its head.
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) said on Tuesday that the country was under the influence of the dry north-easterly winds, hence hazy conditions would induce poor visibility conditions in the north.

AMA:
Assembly begins demolition exercise
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has started a major demolition exercise along the coast from James Town through to Korle-Gorno in Accra.

(AKYEM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
Bodies for mass burial.
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Mass burial for  the 17 passengers who were burnt beyond recognition when the vehicle on which they were travelling from Akyem Oda towards Agona Swedru last Saturday caught fire after colliding with another bus will take place in Oda today.

KINTAMPO NORTH:
Kintampo to host UDS medical school
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Medical School of the University of Development Studies (UDS) is expected to establish a campus at Kintampo in the Brong-Ahafo Region to train allied health personnel.   

BAWKU:
Stripping suspects naked is more acceptable than killing - Woyongo
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo says the stripping of some suspects naked publicly in Bawku is more acceptable than killing innocent citizens which those suspects were believed to be bent on doing.

(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Road carnage: Police not doing enough - DCE
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The District Chief Executive for Atwima-Mponua, Mrs Theresa Adomako-Tawiah, has called for rigid enforcement of traffic laws to stop the carnage on the roads. 

(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Police chase after wife-butchering husband
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Nyinahin police are searching for a 27-year-old farmer, Sahulu Issah, who murdered his wife at Dodowa, a cottage near Nyinahin in the Atwima-Mponua District on November 19. 

(GAMBAGA) EAST MAMPRUSI:
NGO supports Gambaga flood victims
Tuesday, November 24 2009

Three communities out of 22 affected by floods in the East Mamprusi District have been assisted with 40 bags of maize and 100 pieces of mats valued at GH¢ 2,730.

WA:
NGO schools women
Tuesday, November 24 2009

SEND Ghana, a non-governmental organization is sensitizing women
in the Upper West Region on how to access opportunities that are
available to them and children in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

KWABRE EAST:
Assembly gets tough on parents
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The District Chief Executive for Kwabre East, Hon. Iddisah Adams has disclosed that the assembly will arrest and prosecute parents and guardians who refuse to send their children to school.

WA:
House of Chiefs to issue publication soon
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The National House of Chiefs will soon come out with a publication to serve as its official mouthpiece to highlight matters affecting chiefs and the chieftaincy institution.

(NSUTA) SEKYERE CENTRAL:
Nsuta NPP elects constituency executives
Tuesday, November 24 2009

The Ashanti Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Sam Cudjoe, has urged members to rise above petty squabbles and ensure a united front as they prepare for the 2012 elections.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Western Region NYEP undergoes re-registration
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Western Regional National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) is being re-structured to make it more efficient and effective, the Regional Coordinator of the Programme,  Mr Joseph Nelson has said.

NATIONAL :
Teachers to embark on strike action
Wednesday, November 25 2009

Graduate teachers in the country, under the umbrella of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), are up in arms again, ready to lay down their tools from Monday, November 30 as a result of what they claim is a lowering of their conditions of service.

NATIONAL :
Thousands of children in Ghana infected with HIV
Wednesday, November 25 2009

There were 22,541 new infections of HIV and 18,082 deaths recorded last year, a health expert said.

NATIONAL :
More funding for HIV orphans and vulnerable children next year
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Government and US Embassy in Accra will sign into action the implementation plan for the 2010 US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the country on Tuesday, December 1, 2009.

ACCRA "
Entrepreneurs discuss 2010 budget statement
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF) have organised a workshop for entrepreneurs in the private sector to discuss the 2010 Budget Statement and Economic Policy in order to make their recommendations for government’s consideration.

KWAEBIBIREM:
Merger is better
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The ARB Apex Bank Limited has called on Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) to form strategic alliances to enable them to stay in competitive business.

ASHAIMAN :
Government urged to consider traditional medicine
Wednesday, November 25 2009

Mr. Alfred Kwame Agbesi, NDC Member of Parliament for Ashaiman has called on the government to allocate a substantial budgetary allocation for the strengthening of traditional medicine in the country.

NATIONAL :
There will be no political harassment of civil servants
Wednesday, November 25 2009

President John Atta Mills would not remove any Civil Servant from office, solely on the account of political or party affiliation to fulfil the demand of some party activists.

NATIONAL:
Lets combat the use of counterfeit drugs.
Wednesday, November 25 2009

Stakeholders in the health sector have called for concerted efforts to combat counterfeit drugs plaguing the health of the people in West Africa.

AMA :
Gt.Accra minister advises MHIS managers.
Wednesday, November 25 2009

Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has urged managers of the Mutual Health Insurance Scheme to evolve strategies to improve upon enrolments in the scheme.

(AMASAMAN) GA WEST :
Police headquarters refurbished.
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Chief Executive Officer of Koans Building Solutions, Mr. Andrew Kofi Anokye , a real estate developer has refurbished the Amasaman district police headquarters to Chief Superintendent Emmanuel A. Bosso, Tesano divisional police commander.

(KANESHIE) AMA :
Teenagers rob man .
Wednesday, November 25 2009

Two teenagers who allegedly attempted to rob a taxi driver at knife point have been arrested by the police.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Farmer steals electricity cables
Wednesday, November 25 2009

Kwadwo Duah, a 30-year-old farmer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by the Asamankese District Magistrate’s Court for stealing some cable of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

NATIONAL :
President off to Trinidad and Tobago
Wednesday, November 25 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills left Accra last night for Trinidad and Tobago to attend the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government meeting from November 27 to 29.

NATIONAL :
EPA summits report on cyanide spillage
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has submitted its report on investigations into the Newmont cyanide spillage saga to the Ministry of Environment Science and Technology.

AGONA WEST:
MCE appeals for a military base
Wednesday, November 25 2009

Mr Felix Jacob Obeng-Forson, the Agona West Municipal Chief Executive, has appealed to the Ministry of Defence to establish a Military Base in the Agona Swedru Municipality to help fight the rising crime wave in the area.

CAPE COAST :
National Alternative Dispute Resolution directorate appeals to judges
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The National Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) directorate has appealed to judges and magistrates to erase the perception of the public of a corrupt judicial system within which justice is administered on monetary considerations.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH:
Nsawam roads receive facelift
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Joe Gidisu, has cut the sod  for the commencement of  feeder roads totalling 71.76 kilometres in  Nsawam in the Akuapem South Municipality.

(AJUMAKO ENTUMBIL) AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
New chief enstooled.
Wednesday, November 25 2009

Mr Kofi Asiedu, 40, an American-based businessman, has been installed chief of Ajumako Entumbil, under the stool name of Nana Krampah IV.

HO:
Volta Trade and Investment Fair to go international
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Volta Trade and Investment Fair is to be extended beyond the borders of the country to give it an international appeal.

EAST MAMPRUSI:
Gambaga-Nalerigu dam is life threatening -DCE
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for East Mamprusi, Mr. Adam Imoro, has expressed worry about the Gambaga-Nalerigu dam, as it poses danger to residents.

NATIONAL:
Ghana to implement a National IT plan
Wednesday, November 25 2009

Ghana will soon implement a National Information and Technology  plan to enhance government services and make civil servants more efficient.

(SOGAKOPE) SOUTH TONGU:
Gov’t cautioned against use of roads as campaign tools
Wednesday, November 25 2009

National Vice Chairman of Road Contractors Association, Mr. Joseph Ebo-Hewton, has cautioned the government and Members of Parliament against using the construction and tarring of roads as campaign tools to win votes.

HO:
SMEs are unattractive to lending institutions
Wednesday, November 25 2009

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are ranked among the least preferred for credit by lending institutions in Ho, Mr Ransford Kofi Kani, Volta Regional Coordinator of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), has said.

SISSALA WEST:
MP calls on gov’t to clear air on SADA Project
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Member of Parliament for Sissala West, Mr. Haruna Bayariga, has called on the government to come out with a clear-cut policy on the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) project stipulated for the development of the three Northern part of Volta and the Brong-Ahafo regions.

(TOASE) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Punish LBCs paying cocoa farmers with cash
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Atwima-Mponua Rural Bank has raised concern about the practice of paying cocoa farmers with cash by some Licensed Cocoa Buying Companies (LBCs’) instead of the Akuafo Cheque System.

KPANDO:
Citizen donates towards rehabilitation of school
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Kpando Roman Catholic Girls School in the Volta region have been presented with building materials to enable the school to rehabilitate building which was ripped off recently by rainstorm.

(PARLIAMENT) ACCRA:
Maternal mortality raises nerves in Parliament
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Member of Parliament for Manhyia, Dr Matthew Prempreh has
asked government to roll back the high maternal mortality rate
in the Greater Accra, Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Regions.

ACCRA:
Government to stimulate tourism industry
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Juliana Azuma-Mensah has pledged government’s commitment to harness the huge investment potentials in the tourism industry for job creation and poverty reduction for economic development.   

(PANPANSO) AKUAPIM SOUTH:
Two die in motor accident at Panpanso
Wednesday, November 25 2009

A motor accident at Panpanso near Nsawam, has claimed two lives whilst the 23 passengers who received various degree of injuries are receiving treatment at the Nsawam Government Hospital. 

(WECHIAU) WA WEST:
DCE wants bye-laws to fight social vices
Wednesday, November 25 2009

The Wa West District Chief Executive, Mr. Seidu Tungbani, has expressed concern about the alrming rate of defilement and child labour in the area.

(KANESHIE) AMA :
Girl stabs boyfriend to death
Thursday, November 26 2009

A 19-year-old graduate of Mfantseman High School has found herself in the grips of the law after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death. The suspect, Elizabeth Ackah, together with her sister, Rose Ackah, 22, were said to have stormed the house of Kenneth Boakye Ansah, 32, an engineer with Mantrac, on Tuesday night to fight him when the unfortunate incident happened.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Examination in Religious Moral Education starts in 2011
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Samuel Bannerman-Mensah has said Religious and Moral Education (RME) has been fully re-instated as a subject for Junior High Schools.

 

NATIONAL :
Government directs assemblies to complete naming of streets
Thursday, November 26 2009

Government has directed all local district assemblies to complete a programme of naming all streets and numbering houses within their jurisdiction by the end of 2010.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Western Region GBA elects new executives
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Western Regional Branch of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has elected new executives.

SUNYANI :
NPP holds elections in 16 out of 24 constituencies
Thursday, November 26 2009

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has so far conducted elections in 16 out of the 24 constituencies in the Brong-Ahafo Region to elect new executives to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.

UPPER DENKYIRA WEST:
DCE updates assemblymembers on projects.
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Upper Denkyira West District Chief Executive,Mr Ackah Yankey has announced that by the end of December 2009 contract will be awarded for the construction of the Assembly’s administration block and residential buildings.

NATIONAL :
Mass registration exercise tomorow.
Thursday, November 26 2009

The National Identification Authority (NIA) wishes to inform the general public that its Registration Officers in the Phase One Greater Accra Region Mass Registration Exercise will work on Friday, November 27, 2009 although it is a public holiday.

AMA :
Time schedule for NIA mass registration.
Thursday, November 26 2009

The NIA also wants the public to know that the mass registration exercise is going on in the Phase Districts and covers the following areas:

SUNYANI :
Traders in Sunyani react to budget
Thursday, November 26 2009

Most people interviewed in Sunyani have described as "not a good thing" the decision by the government to restore duties on imported rice, poultry and fish as a means of boosting local production.

(ATRONIE) ASUNAFO SOUTH :
Farmers lose maize farms in forest reserve
Thursday, November 26 2009

Disaster struck about 15 settler farmers when their farms totalling 70 acres were destroyed on the orders of Mr. Michael Gyasi-Mensah, Site Manager of Ayum Plantations Amama Forest Reserve Restoration Project at Atronie in the Brong Ahafo Region.

NKORANZA :
Dressmakers appeal for government support
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Chairman of Ghana Tailors and Dressmakers Association, Mr. Isaac Takyi Boafo has appealed to the government to make funds available to enable members to expand their businesses and create more jobs for the youth.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
NCCE calls for participation in local governance
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr. Issah Abdulai-Nasagri has urged  Ghanaians to get actively involved in the local governance system.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA:
Violence against women is inappropiate-Minister
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Minister of Women and Children Affairs, Madam Akua Sena Dansua, has called for the elimination of all forms of violence against women.

AMA:
Mass registration -phase four
Thursday, November 26 2009

Phase Four registration covers the period February 1 – 11, 2010 in the following areas:

EFFUTU :
Former first lady warns women.
Thursday, November 26 2009

The former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, has warned women about the end-time false pastors and prophets to avoid violence and human rights abuse.

ATEBUBU-AMANTIN:
Asare primary, magistrate court gets facelift
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Atebubu District Assembly has spent a total amount of GH¢420,000.00 for the rehabilitation of a 6-unit classroom block for the Owusu Asare Primary School and the Atebubu Magistrate Court.

SOUTH DAYI:
’Ivory" develops from fan palm
Thursday, November 26 2009

South Dayi District Assembly in the Volta Region has developed an ivory-like substance from the fruit of fan palm, technically known as (Borassus Palm).

KWAEBIBIREM :
Electronic banking for better economy
Thursday, November 26 2009

Mr Richard Mettle Addo, Head of Research Marketing and Corporate Affairs Department of the ARB Apex Bank, has said the banking industry was undergoing rapid technological transformation in the form of electronic banking driven by the Bank of Ghana, designed to improve operational efficiency.

SOUTH TONGU:
DCE lauds Volta Investment Fair
Thursday, November 26 2009

The South Tongu District Chief Executive, Hon. Daniel K. Ametorku has expressed satisfaction at the just ended Volta Investment Fair held in the Regional Capital, Ho to showcase the investment potentials of the region.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
First lady speaks on family planning
Thursday, November 26 2009

The First lady, Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, has called for eradication of  myths and rumours linked to family planning methods to  reduce maternal mortality in Ghana.

AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Zoomlion conducts spraying exercise.
Thursday, November 26 2009

Mr Johennes Danso Obeng, Eastern Regional Vector Control Officer for ZoomLion Limited, a sanitation company Zoomlion, has led a team of environmental officers to spray the breeding grounds of mosquitoes in the Akuapem South Municipality.

NATIONAL:
Swine Flu cases climb to 45
Thursday, November 26 2009

Confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 in Ghana as at Tuesday, November 24 is 45, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) announced on Thursday.  

(JACOBU) AMANSIE CENTRAL:
Buruli ulcer patients receive support
Thursday, November 26 2009

Health Foundation of Ghana in collaboration with Fontiles of Spain has presented medical equipment and materials worth GH¢12,500 to support the treatment of buruli ulcer patients at the Saint Peter’s Hospital at Jacobu in the Amansie Central District.

(TAMALE) TAMA:
Tamale makes gains from sister-city ralations
Thursday, November 26 2009

The city of Louisville in the United States has given a grant of 115,000 dollars to the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly to support the Tamale Teaching Hospital to improve upon water supply and sanitation.   

NATIONAL :
Talks on tobacco law.
Thursday, November 26 2009

Mr Issah Ali, Executive Director of Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organization (NGO) has called for the enforcement of stringent measures on tobacco to deter members of the public,  especially the youth, from smoking.

MFANTSEMAN :
126 new teachers for district.
Thursday, November 26 2009

One hundred-and-twenty-six new teachers sent to the Mfantseman Municipality have been inducted into the Ghana Education Service.

NATIONAL:
Mills readies for Commonwealth Summit
Thursday, November 26 2009

President John Atta Mills has arrived in Port of Spain to take part in the 21st Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting scheduled for November 27 to November 29.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
Man attempts to kill former wife.
Thursday, November 26 2009

Kwadwo Asare, a farmer of Timianko near Akim Oda who went to his former wife’s farm while she was working and attempted to kill her with a cutlass, has appeared before a magistrate’s court at Akim Oda.

KUMASI:
Transport owners asked to use right tyres
Thursday, November 26 2009

A campaign to bring sanity on the roads as Christmas draws close was taken to a new level with a day’s seminar in Kumasi on tyre selection and maintenance for transport sector operators in the Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions.

NEW JUABEN :
RCC undertakes fruit planting.
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Eastern Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has embarked on a special fruit tree planting exercise aimed at providing fruits and shades for schoolchildren in particular.

(GUO) LAWRA:
Lawra District gets more CHPS compounds
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Lawra District in the Upper West Region on Wednesday took another step towards taking health delivery to the door steps of its rural communities with the inauguration of another CHPS compound at Guo.

MAMPONG:
Scheme manager, others to proceed on leave
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Manager and two other officers of the Asante-Mampong Municipal Health Insurance Scheme, have been asked to proceed on leave immediately.  

KPANDO:
Bridge collapses at Tsoxor area
Thursday, November 26 2009

The only bridge linking the Tsoxor Traditional Area to other parts of the Kpando District has collapsed, denying the people a vital link through Botoku to Vakpo in the Kpando Municipality.

(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
NDC to institute measures to check vote rigging
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Ashanti Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is to launch a campaign dubbed, "one man one vote" to check vote rigging in the 2012 general election, Mr Alex Ativor, Regional Vice Chairman of the NDC has stated.

GUSHEGU:
Gushegu calls for more health personnel
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Gushegu District Director of Health Services, Mr. Mark Bugri Ayaba has called on the Ministry of Health to post at least 103 additional health personnel to facilitate quality healthcare delivery at the Ultra-modern Gushegu Government Hospital and to ensure maximum utilization of the facility.

WA:
Upper West NAGRAT starts strike Monday
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Upper West Region branch of the National Association of Graduate Teachers has ordered all its members in the region to boycott all academic and co-curricular activities starting from next Monday.

KETA:
Fisheries Commission to be given legal backing
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs, Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, has given the assurance that the Legislative Instrument (LI) setting up the Fisheries Commission (FC) would soon be given legal backing.

(KONONGO) ASANTE AKIM NORTH:
Assembly members unhappy with chiefs
Thursday, November 26 2009

Some assembly members in the Asante Akim North Municipality have criticised chiefs in their localities for engaging in activities inimical to
national development.  

(AFLAO) KETU SOUTH :
Stowaways find help on high seas
Thursday, November 26 2009

Two Ghanaian stowaways were  rescued by fishermen six days after they were allegedly forced out of the hold of a Spanish Container ship.

NATIONAL:
Ghana to host All Africa Energy Summit
Thursday, November 26 2009

An All Africa Energy Summit 2009 is scheduled for Accra on December 7 - 8. 

KUMASI:
Iranian Embassy to supports girls education
Thursday, November 26 2009

The Iranian Embassy in Ghana, has pledged to contribute to the promotion of education of Muslim girls in the country. 

NATIONAL:
Gov’t issues white paper on Single Spine salary strucrture
Friday, November 27 2009

Government will implement the single spine salary structure effective from January next year.

NATIONAL:
Rawlings, Konadu greet Muslims
Friday, November 27 2009

Former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, have congratulated Muslims on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, which they celebrate on Friday.

SUNYANI WEST:
Needy pupils get support
Friday, November 27 2009

The Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF) in collaboration with Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has donated educational materials worth GHC 12,451 for 132 needy pupils of six schools in the Sunyani West District.

(KUMASI)KMA:
Hospital appeals for assistance
Friday, November 27 2009

The Medical Superintendent of the Maternal and Child Health Hospital in Kumasi, Dr (Mrs) Annie Opoku, has appealed to government for assistance for the facility to enable it to provide efficient services.  

(KUMASI)KMA:
Ghana manages only 30 percent of her waste - Dr Dartey
Friday, November 27 2009

Ghana is able to manage only 30 per cent of her solid and liquid waste generated daily by human and industrial activities, Dr Doris Yaa Dartey, a Communication and Sanitation Consultant has said.

ACCRA:
Rector of GIMPA calls for partnership towards development
Friday, November 27 2009

Professor Yaw Agyeman Badu, Rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) has called for partnership with investors to embark on infrastructural development at the institute.

(HAVE)ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Pipe-borne water for Adaklu-Have
Friday, November 27 2009

The World Mission Outreach Fellowship (WMOF) of the USA has almost completed the extension of pipe-borne water to Adaklu Have, a predominantly farming community in the Adaklu Anyigbe District.

HO:
Local contractors advised to form partnerships
Friday, November 27 2009

Dr. Hannah L. Bissiw, Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has advised building and civil contractors to form partnerships to be able to win big contracts.   

TEMA :
Narcotics and arms trafficking threaten country’s democracy
Friday, November 27 2009

Real Admiral Matthew Quashie, Chief of the Naval Staff, has observed that the nation’s democratic gains and the goodwill it was enjoying on the international scene were being threatened by the menace of narcotics and arms trafficking.  

TEMA :
Joint military operation arrests Nigerian ship
Friday, November 27 2009

A Nigerian Oil Vessel, christened "African Prince," has been intercepted by a joint security surveillance of the Ghana Air Force and the Navy in Tema. 

(GOASO) ASUNAFO NORTH :
Former MCE appeals to government to generate funds locally
Saturday, November 28 2009

The immediate past Municipal Chief Executive for Asunafo North, Alhaji Ishak Abubakar Bonsu has appealed to the government to develop effective and efficient strategies to generate funds locally for national development.

BUILSA :
RCC urged to invest in tourist sites
Saturday, November 28 2009

Students at the Ghana Arms Forces Staff Training College, have appealed to the Upper East Regional Coordinating Council and the District Assemblies to get actively involved in tourism to rake in income for the Region.

NATIONAL : Our soldiers must not be perceived as brutish – Veep
Saturday, November 28 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama says recent reports of civilian humiliation in Bawku and Nalerigu must not stoke the perception that the military is brutish.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Narcotics control Board winning fight against drugs in W/R
Saturday, November 28 2009

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) Office in Takoradi, has made significant strides in the fight against illicit drugs since the Western Region office was set up in September last year.

BUILSA : Deprived communities to get solar power
Saturday, November 28 2009

Deprived communities in the Upper West, Upper East and Northern regions that may not have access to electricity in the next five or more years will be introduced to solar PV systems, an alternative source of energy.

PRESTEA-HUNI VALLEY :
Prestea chiefs raise alarm over mine pits
Saturday, November 28 2009

The chiefs and people of Prestea and Dumase in the Prestea-Huni Valley District in the Western Region have raised alarm over the abandoning of dozens of pits in the area by a mining company, saying that the situation is threatening their lives.

BAWKU :
Ghanaians die in scuffle with Burkinabes
Saturday, November 28 2009

Police in Bawku have confirmed the death of two Ghanaians following gun battles with some natives of Burkina Faso.

(PWALUGU) TALENSI -NABDAM :
Minister assures UE tomato farmers of market
Saturday, November 28 2009

The Minister of Trade and Industries, Ms Hannah Tetteh has assured farmers in the Upper East Region of ready market for tomato to prevent glut of the produce during this year’s harvesting period.

TEMA :
Health service workers to come up with policy document
Sunday, November 29 2009

The First Strategic Planning Workshop organised by the Health Services Workers’ Union (HSWU), has ended  in Tema, with a pledge by members, to maintain cordial and harmonious working relations with their employers and management, to ensure quality health service delivery to the ordinary Ghanaian.

TEMA :
280 thousand dollars for Tema General hospital
Sunday, November 29 2009

HOGFE Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization, (NGO) has donated assorted equipment worth 280,000 dollars to the Tema General Hospital for effective health delivery.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
NALAG President advises colleagues
Sunday, November 29 2009

The President of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), has urged members to help fulfil the expectations and aspirations people attached to the creation of district assemblies.

GOMOA WEST :
Let the festival be a guide- DCE
Sunday, November 29 2009

Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, Gomoa West District Chief Executive (DCE), has called on Muslims to let the Eid-ul-Adha, which is a festival of sacrifice to motivate them  towards nation building.

(AGONA NKWANTA)AGONA WEST :
Rural banks a relief for rural dwellers
Sunday, November 29 2009

One hundred and twenty-four rural banks now deliver foreign money remittances through the Western Union Money Transfer system, with 350 payment points, Mr Duke Osam-Duodu, Deputy Managing Director of the ARB Apex Bank, has said.

ASSIN SOUTH :
Be more careful.
Sunday, November 29 2009

The ARB Apex Bank, has asked the Board of Directors of the Rural/Community Banks (RCBs) to investigate thoroughly the background of people they employ especially those at the managerial level to weed out all shady characters.

TAMALE:
CARE International launches food security programme
Monday, November 30 2009

CARE International, a Non Governmental Organisation into agriculture activities, has launched a 15-year "Agriculture and Food Security Programme" for the Northern Savanna Zone to improve food security in the area.  

SABOBA:
4.5 million dollars to improve agric in the North
Monday, November 30 2009

Two hundred and fifty communities in the northern region are to benefite from a 4.5 million Canadian dollars from the Community-driven Initiatives for Food Security (CIFS), a Canadian based organisation to improve food security and local governance.

ACCRA:
Feature: Global rice prices about to rise
Monday, November 30 2009

Strong signals emerging out of Asia, the world’s main rice basket, indicate that the world may be on the brink of yet another food crisis,  driven, this time, mainly by disappointing shortfalls in crop harvests. 

ACCRA:
Veep calls on tertiary institutions to focus on Science education
Monday, November 30 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on tertiary institutions to concentrate more on  the training of human resource in Science and Mathematics to accelerate Ghana’s development.  

WA:
SEND Ghana sensitizes women on NHIS
Monday, November 30 2009

SEND Ghana, a non-governmental organization, has begun sensitizing women in the Upper West Region on the opportunities that are available to women and children in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and how they could take advantage of them.  

ACCRA:
Food vendors urged to be innovative
Monday, November 30 2009

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Juliana Azumah Mensah, has urged cooks and food providers to be innovative and undertake research into customer expectation in order to come out with interesting and tasty menus.  

NATIONAL:
Commonwealth leaders welcome proposed fund for climate change
Monday, November 30 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills together with other leaders of countries of the Commonwealth, have hailed the initiative to establish a $10 billion Copenhagen Launch Fund next year, to provide immediate funding for adaptation to climate change. 

(AFLAO)KETU SOUTH:
Court jails three cable thieves 37 years
Monday, November 30 2009

Three members of a suspected criminal gang, involved in the theft of electric cables, being the property of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG ) in the Ketu South District, were jailed a total of 37 years in hard labour by an Aflao Circuit Court.  

BAWKU:
Muslims told to promote peace in Bawku
Monday, November 30 2009

Muslims have been urged to play leading roles in ensuring that lasting peace returned to the Bawku Municipality and its environs as they celebrate Eid-ul- Adha.  

ACCRA:
Double efforts to transform economy, Governor tells banks
Monday, November 30 2009

Governor of Bank of Ghana (BoG), Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has challenged banks to double efforts in order to serve as financial mediators in transforming the economy for the better. 

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA:
ICT catalyst for education
Monday, November 30 2009

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, (UEW) Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, has stated that Information Communication Technology (ICT) has the antidote for addressing illiteracy and improving the quality of education at all levels.

NATIONAL:
Ghana’s housing deficit stands at one million - Mr Abongo
Monday, November 30 2009

The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Albert Abongo said the country’s housing deficit currently stands at one million.

(ACCRA) NDC:
NDC bars Government officials, others from contesting positions
Monday, November 30 2009

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has barred Government Officials, Members of Parliament, Ambassadors, District Chief Executives and Members of the Council of State from contesting for any National Executive position in the party.

BOLGATANGA:
Empower the youth for development - Mrs. Awuni
Monday, November 30 2009

The Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, Mrs. Lucy Awuni, has called for the empowerment of the country’s youth to enable them to meaningfully contribute to national development.  

(SEKONDI)STMA :
Do not kill dogs with rabies - Veterinary Doctor
Monday, November 30 2009

Dr Samuel Herbert Mark Opoku, a Western Regional Veterinary Officer, has cautioned dog owners not to kill their dogs when they show signs of rabies.

KWAHU WEST :
17 schools had 100 per cent pass.
Monday, November 30 2009

Seventeen out of 58 Junior High Schools (JHSs) in Kwahu West Municipality, obtained 100 percent in this year’s Basic School Certificate Examination (BECE), representing 65 per cent as against 60.8 per cent last year.

(ACHIMOTA) AMA :
Achimota basic celebrates Golden jubilee
Monday, November 30 2009

The Vice President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has joined pupils of his alma mater, Achimota Basic School, to celebrate its golden jubilee and speech and prize-giving day.

ADAKLU-ANYIGBE :
DCE expresses satisfaction with Volta Fair
Monday, November 30 2009

Honourable Michael Kobla Adzaho, the District Chief Executive for Adaklu-Anyigbe District has expressed surprise at the turn-out and success of the first ever Volta Investment Fair.

AKUAPEM NORTH :
MP gives educational support
Monday, November 30 2009

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Okere,Mr Daniel Kwaku Botwe is to pay four Ghana Cedis a term for every third year pupil in Junior High School in his constituency for teachers to organize extra classes for them.

KPANDO :
Planning officer calls for improvement in Volta Fair
Monday, November 30 2009

The Planning Officer for the Kpando District Assembly, Mr. Frederick akitti has described the first Volta Investment Fair as well organised and potronized but said certain aspects could be improved for districts to achieve more.

TAMALE:
Journalists need better working conditions - Monney
Monday, November 30 2009

Mr. Afail Monney, Vice President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), has called for better working conditions for journalists in the country to motivate them to check corruption. 

AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
Crime reduces.
Monday, November 30 2009

The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region has this year recorded 249 criminal cases, an indication that the annual level would drop from last year’s total of 277.

TEMA :
NPP aggrieved members appeal to national executives
Monday, November 30 2009

Aggrieved members of the Tema West Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), have appealed to the National Executives of the party to ensure that its constitution was respected by every member.

NEW JUABEN :
Former First lady promises new face for party
Monday, November 30 2009

Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings says she is standing for the position of First Vice-Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to strengthen the party’s structures and boost unity.

KMA:
Pastor promises to cooperate with police.
Monday, November 30 2009

The General Overseer of the International God’s Way Church has promised to fully cooperate with the police in their investigation into a case of conspiracy to attack a rival evangelist.

(KUKURANTUMI) EAST AKIM :
Chief threaten fathers.
Monday, November 30 2009

The Kukurantumihene and Adontenhene of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, Osabarima Boama Darko II has threatened to cause the arrest of men who refuse to cater for the education of their wards in his area.

SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Minister assures citizens
Monday, November 30 2009

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the Eastern Regional Minister, has re-iterated that government would not intimidate any group of persons or citizens because of their political affiliation.

NATIONAL:
Cabinet sanctions plantation programme to create jobs
Monday, November 30 2009

A total of 30,000 jobs are to be created through the implementation of a National Forest Plantation Development Programme (NFPDP). 

ACCRA:
Stakeholders dialogue on use of oil resources
Monday, November 30 2009

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) has urged government to start planning how the oil funds generated from
production next year will be used to grow the economy.   

NATIONAL:
Ghana, eight others reconstitute Commonwealth Ministerial Group
Monday, November 30 2009

Ghana and eight other countries have been chosen to reconstitute the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group for the next two years.

WA:
Wa Blind School gets Computer Learning Centre
Monday, November 30 2009

Force Foundation, a Non Governmental Organisation in the Netherlands, has provided a computer learning centre and a studio for the Wa Methodist School for the Blind to help sharpen the skills of the pupils and their teachers in ICT.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Education on drug abuse advocated
Monday, November 30 2009

An official of the Narcotic Control Board, Mr Solomon Stanley Eyo has called for the intensification of public education on the dangers of drug abuse and trafficking in the country.

(DWENDWENASE) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Mills will not renege on promise
Monday, November 30 2009

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Kofi Opoku Manu, says President John Atta Mills will not renege on his campaign promise of ensuring a better Ghana by the end of his administration.   

EJISU-JUABEN:
Have faith in Mills Administration - MCE
Monday, November 30 2009

The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Mohammed Boakye-Agyemang, has urged Ghanaians to continue to have faith in the Mills Administration.   

(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Assembly members withdraw petition for to oust DCE
Monday, November 30 2009

Eighteen Assembly Members in Atwima-Mponua who signed a petition for the removal of the District Chief Executive, Mrs Theresa Adomako-Tawiah, have said they would no longer press ahead with the "no-confidence vote."

(NKAWIE) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Assembly acquires land for Technology Centre
Monday, November 30 2009

The Atwima-Nwabiagya District Assembly has acquired a 200-acre stretch of land for development into a Technology Centre. 

WA:
Allow students to do politics on campuses - Bagbin
Monday, November 30 2009

The Majority Leader in Parliament, has urged tertiary institutions to allow partisan political activities on campuses because it is a fundamental human rights.