Twenty-nine out of thirty-nine schools slated to benefit from the first consignment of Government’s free school uniform have received their books.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) may begin spilling excess water from the Akosombo Dam today, the first in about twenty years.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has said that, the government would soon absorb 70 per cent of the registration fees of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), for students in both the public and private schools.
The people of Kasu in the Dzodze Traditional Area have been provided with a 10-seater KVIP toilet.
Ten communities in the Kpando District in the Volta Region have also not been spared the recent flooding being experienced across some parts of the country resulting from the heavy downpours and the opening of the Bagre Dam.
The chiefs and people of Dalun in the Tolon/ Kumbungu District have advised the government to ensure that the revenue from the country’s oil find trickles down to improve the lives of the poor in the society.
The Forestry Commission is collaborating with Tropenbos International, a forest development organization, to develop policy recommendations to enhance the production and trade of legal timber on the domestic market.
The Gushegu District Assembly has embarked on numerous development projects in the area of education, health, water and sanitation among other interventions to improve upon the living standards of people in the district.
Ten new school blocks are being constructed in the Upper Manya Krobo District this year.
Nana Adonteng Poku, a 51 year-old herbalist, at Akuma, in the Nkoranza South District of Brong Ahafo, has offered to educate the younger generation in the area free of charge.
The Interior Minister, Mr Martin Amidu, has described the flood situation in the country as a national disaster which calls for international assistance.
The District Chief Executive for Bawku West, Hon. Anabah Adam Moro has disclosed that the assembly under the past 18 months has completed a number of development projects it inherited from the previous administration to enhance socio-economic life in the district.
The health sector has come out with policy to provide protection from discrimination in the workplace for people living with HIV (PLHIV).
Communities living downstream the Akosombo Dam have been assured that they will not be affected by the spillage of the dam.
Police in the Western have arrested Frank Kojo Eshun, 35, the leader of the syndicate that allegedly defrauded the Juabeso District Assembly of GH106,900 in September this year.
President John Evans Atta Mills and 15 others will be honoured on Tuesday for their corporate, civic, political, religious and good governance leadership 6th More Than a Conquerors West Africa leadership conference in Accra.
The Nkoranza South District Director of Health Services, Madam Salamatu Ibrahim has said her outfit has targeted 16,823 children, below the age of five, for immunization in the communities, during the up-coming National Supplementary Measles Immunisation Exercise.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has assured that Government would institute and explore avenues that would ensure sustainable peace and unity in the country.
Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, a Member of the Council of State, has appealed to the government to take over the payment of end of service benefits to members of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies (MMDAS).
Mr. Alex Somuah Obeng, Kwahu West Municipal Chief Executive has promised to collaborate with officials of the assembly to ensure that the assembly satisfies the necessary criteria that will qualify it for the District Development Fund (DDF) again.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has increased electoral areas in the Asante-Mampong Municipality from 27 to 33.
The Volta River Authority continuous the spillage of excess water from the Akosombo Dam which started on November 1, 2010.
The Foundation for Education Empowerment and Development (FREED), a United Kingdom based non-governmental organization, has provided a canteen for the Nandom Saint Theresa’s Hospital at the cost of 35,000 pounds.
Mr Fritz Baffour, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South, has cautioned the media to demonstrate a high sense of responsibility in their reportage to preserve the relative peace and tranquillity in the country.
The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) has assured Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies that it had not abandoned its decision to acquire motor bikes for assembly members.
The Assistant Headmaster of Kintampo Senior High School Mr. Samuel Ashie has outlined some of the problems facing the school with a call on government to come to their aid.
The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has deployed two thousand, three hundred and nineteen (2,319) National Service Personnel (NSP) to the Upper West Region for the 2010/11 service year.
Government is taking steps to strengthen the capacity of reference laboratories at health facilities in the Upper West, Upper East and Northern Regions.
One person is reported to have died when a boat on which he was travelling in capsized on the Volta Lake.
Johnson Kombian, the fugitive who allegedly killed two policemen and critically wounded another in the Northern Region, has escaped to Togo.
Candidates contesting this year’s District Assembly Election, slated for December 28, can mount platforms to campaign, Mr David Kanga, Deputy Chairman, Finance and Administration of the Electoral Commission (EC), has said.
President John Mills has given an additional responsibility to the Interior Minister, Mr Martin Amidu to be responsible for the Intelligence Agencies in the country.
German company Clenergen Corporation is to enter a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to sign a 45 year sub lease agreement with the Bolewura and the Bole District Assembly for the cultivation of biomass energy crops.
The Nineth Ghana International Book Fair kick-started in Accra with a call on publishers, writers and stakeholders to join in the fight against "book piracy."
Mrs Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, has cut the sod for work to commence on a GH¢397,000 Tourist Receptive Facility at Kpetoe in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District.
A district hospital would soon be constructed in the Kwahu East District to cater for major health cases and serve as referral hospital for other smaller health facilities in the district.
Five communities in the Gushegu District in the Northern Region have been presented with grinding mills valued at GH¢12,35O.
Government is taking steps to strengthen the capacity of reference laboratories at health facilities in the Upper West, Upper East and Northern Regions.
Government has allocated two point eight-five billion dollars of the 13.2 billion dollar facility President Mills got from his visit to China to the road sector.
Madam Khadija Hayford, Medical Assistant at the Ajumako District Hospital has appealed to the Government, Ghana Health Service, the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam District Assembly and other philanthropists to support the Hospital with aborehole to ease an acute water shortage.
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh with the Northern Regional Minister, Mr. Moses Mabengba commissioned a three-unit classroom block each for Tamale Islamic and the Tamale Business Senior High Schools.
Barring any hitch, crude oil will be pumped from the Jubilee Field as scheduled in December 2010.
Supply of portable water has been restored to the Ajumako District Hospital in the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam District in the Central Hospital.
Communities living along the banks of the Afram River in the Kwahu North District, risked contracting water borne diseases, due to the marauding flood waters, which is carrying along solid and liquid wastes.
Information reaching ghanadistricts.com indicates that armed robbers wearing police uniform attacked passengers plying the Tarkwa-Bogoso road in the early hours of this morning and in the process shot a passenger.
The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has opened a new office at Weija, in Ga South Municipality, in an effort to bring justice to the doorsteps of the people.
Students of the Half Assini Senior High (HASCO) in the Jomoro District of the Western Region have donated a total of 42.5 pints of blood to the Half Assini Government Hospital.
The Jomoro District Director of Education, Mr Bartholomew Ofori has said the development of every nation depends on the quality of its manpower base.
A delegation led by the Interior Minister, Martin Amidu and the National Co-ordinator of NADMO, Kofi Portuphy, have visited the country’s two electricity generating plants at Kpong and Akosombo in the Eastern Region.
The New Juaben Municipal Fire Officer, Mr Gilbert Wiafe, has warned that the poor state of the two fire tenders and lack of fire hydrants undermined the management of fire outbreaks in the municipality.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has called on the government to include supposed witches at the "witches’ camps" on the list of beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme.
The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund) has voted GH¢4m towards the implementation of the Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MASTEES) for 2010/2011 academic year, an official letter has said.
Ten revenue collectors in the Kwahu West District have been suspended for financial malpractices detected in their operations.
The Mayor of Accra, Mr. Alfred Vanderpuije with some members of the AMA taskforce and Zoomlion , a waste management company in Ghana are undertaking a clean–up exercise in the Awudome Cemetry in Accra.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has inaugurated eight school blocks, a mechanized borehole and a-70 unit market stalls built with funds from the District Development Fund (DDF).
Contrary to assurance from the Volta River Authority, (VRA) that communities down stream will not be affected by the spillage from the
Akosombo Dam, three communities in the Volta Region are reported to have been seriously affected, displacing a number of people.
The Minister of the Interior, Hon. Martin Amidu said government has approved funds for the completion of 38 offices and residential accommodation projects for the Ghana Police Service in the 2010 budget.
The Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Kwasi Oppong-Ababio has asked individuals and organizations to support government to improve the country’s educational system.
President John Evans Atta-Mills has appointed two persons to the Electoral Commission following the compulsory retirement of two members of the Commission.
The Accra Regional Police Command has rounded up eight persons from Accra, Kumasi and Akim Oda, who are believed to be behind a series of car snatching incidents that have plagued the nation recently.
The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has called for caution in government’s dealings over the impasse of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) with the International Olympic Committee (OIC).
Ashongman Community Hospital in conjunction with Save Your Liver Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) with focus on preventing liver-related diseases have organized a health screening exercise for residents living at Kwabenya.
The educational sector has recorded quite a remarkable improvement this year in the Lower Manya Krobo District.
Mr. Thomas Mills, Leader of the Anti-Revenue Leakages Special Monitoring Team, of the Ghana Revenue Authority, has expressed disquiet about the extortion of money from traders by some security personnel on the Accra-Aflao road.
Mr Alex Tetteh-Enyo, Minister of Education, said community and stakeholder participation in expanding educational facilities in various communities across the country was very important to achieve quality education.
The quadrennial national mass measles campaign for the immunization of children aged between nine months and five years has started in all the 22 districts and municipalities in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama has for the first time spoken on his immediate political future and stated categorically that he will never contest President Mills for the 2012 presidential slot of the NDC.
Flood victims in the three northern regions have received some relief items from the Volta River Authority (VRA).
The Volta Region Disaster Management Committee, has met under the chairmanship of the Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Amenowode to review the floods situation in the region and to revise its strategies to curb the situation.
A ninety-one-year-old vegetarian, Mr. Paul Braku Kwakyi, has advised Ghanaians to become vegetarians to guarantee their longevity.
A $5 million relief package has been provided to thousands of flood victims across the country as an intervention by the government and UN agencies.
An 18-member delegation from the Dorfor Traditional Area in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region led by Mr. Joe Gidisu, Minister of Roads and Highways, paid a courtesy call on the vice President John Mahama at the Castle, Osu, in Accra.
Mr Adam Luck, a Peace Corps Volunteer, has provided an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facility at Gwollu for basic schools in the Sissala West District.
The Madina Police are tracking down several vehicles whose drivers have committed various motor traffic offences and fled.
The Ellembelle District Assembly has decided to pay its outgoing assembly members an ex-gratia award of 400 Ghana cedis each and has currently paid 300 Ghana cedis out of the amount.
A 55,000 Ghana cedi 4.2 kilometer solar supported electrification project for a shea butter processing plant at Benkrom in the Kintampo North District of the Brong Ahafo Region has been inaugurated at a ceremony at Benkrom, near Buipe in the northern region.
In the wake of the raging controversy over allegations of armed attacks and mass rape of passengers on a Tamale-bound passenger bus, armed police officers are to be deployed on long distance buses as part of measures to tackle the growing highway robberies.
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), have been urged to prioritize the development and promotion of business activities in their areas.
Ghana currently loses a minimum of 10,000 productive hours each day to traffic, Mr Kosi Dedey, Conventions People’s Party (CPP) shadow Cabinet Member for Lands and Forestry, has said.
Parliament on Wednesday joined President John Atta Mills to urge politicians, the media and the general public to be decent in the use of language.
A number of development projects being funded under the District Assembly’s Common Fund by the New Juaben Municipal Assembly are at various stages of completion.
The West Akyem Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Seth Otchere has commended assembly members for their dedication and selfless contribution to the progress of the district over the past four years.
The fourth session of the fifth meeting of Techiman Municipal Assembly was dissolved on Monday with a call on members to continue to render services to their communities.
A 24-year old student of Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Ms Bernice Lariba Kumassey has been crowned winner of the Upper East (UE) @50 Beauty Pageant at the Bolgatanga Catering Rest House.
Reports reaching ghanadistricts.com indicates that the Police have killed five suspected robbers at East Legon during a shoot out.
President John Evans Atta-Mills has warned people he accuses of politicizing national security to stop or face the consequences.
Latest figures released by Ghana’s Statistical Service indicate the country’s economy stands at GH¢44 billion, 60 per cent more than earlier estimated.
Today, November 6, 2010 a grand durbar of chiefs and people of the Upper East Region will be held to climax the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the region.
The Member of Parliament for Hohoe North, Hon. Jacob Prince Hayibor has donated 40 phoenix bicycles to the Hohoe Municipal Directorate of Education for distribution to teachers.
Many residents in Sunyani have called for the carrying out of the death penalty for armed robbers to deter the dangerous criminal practice.
The Effutu Municipal Assembly has presented 20 bags of cement and 20 pieces of roofing sheets to Madam Beauty Amenuvor from Akosua village in Winneba whose building and some personal belongings were destroyed in a flooding incident on June 20.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has urged the Forestry Commission to step up public education on tree plantation.
The Government is to assist traditional areas with the needed support to enable them increase the production of agricultural produce in which they have comparative advantage.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, said government would use agriculture as the foundation stone, for the attainment of the “Better Ghana Agenda.”
The Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood, has called on the 2,446 students who graduated from the University of Ghana (UG) to be adaptable, innovative and inventive to contribute towards national development.
Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, Minister of Education, has asked banking institutions to fulfil their commitment to the public by hiring professionals to deliver better services to their clients.
The National Northern Students Union (NNSU) in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited on Saturday undertook a clean up exercise at Bamahu, a village in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region.
A state of the art Homeopathic and Herbal Clinic has been inaugurated in Tema with a call on alternative medicine practitioners to organize training programmes for their supporting staff to bring them to acceptable standards.
The East Akyem Municipal Director of Health Services, Dr. Ekow Kwaitoo, says all necessary interventions are being put in place to control the cholera outbreak in the area.
The youth of Sefwi had given strong backing to the decision by the Forestry Commission (FC) to destroy illegal farms in the Anhwiaso East Forest Reserve.
The Internally Generated Fund (IGF) of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly is steadily improving due to prudent measures put in place to check leakages, Mr Alex Asamoah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has said.
The Minority in Parliament have hinted they may compel Energy Minister, Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei to restore a petroleum agreement he reportedly abrogated.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on the government to pay all outstanding on-call duty allowances due doctors working in public institutions by November 30, to forestall any industrial unrest.
President John Atta Mills, has advised the youth of Upper East Region to refrain from petty Squabbles and insults, which brings conflicts and retard progress.
Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is to involve key stakeholders in local communities along the country’s borders in its operations to enhance efficiency towards the achievement of its targets.
The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has appealed to communities benefiting from its projects not to interfere with contractors working on the projects or put impediments in their way.
Sixty Teaching Assistants under the Nation Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) have appealed to the authorities too pay them their allowances.
The last batch of about five hundred Hajj Pilgrims is expected to leave Accra for Mecca on Tuesday November 9th, 2010.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated medical supplies worth over GH¢3,500.00 to the Central Gonja District to assist it attend to the medical needs of the people following the recent devastating floods.
A total of 2,000 pupils from nine public schools in the Effutu Municipality have so far been supplied with free school uniforms and exercise books by government since the distribution programme started.
Government is to give support to all traditional areas through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to maximize the production of local crops.
Polytechnic students on various campuses have started packing their belongings back home following a three-week strike by their lecturers.
The South Dayi District Chief Executive, Mr. Kafui Bekui has lauded government for the efforts initiated so far in trying to eliminate schools under trees in the country.
Out-going assembly members in the Amansie West District are to be paid GH¢1,000 each as ex-gratia.
Ghana has reaffirmed its faith and commitment to trade and bilateral ties with Sweden and gave an assurance to finding ways to increase and strengthen the ties for mutual benefits.
Officials of the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District National Disaster Management Organization have rubbished media reports that government failed to provide relief items to victims of the recent Nakpanduri police raid.
Five persons said to be among a group calling itself the concerned youth of Kibi have been injured following a shooting incident at the Okyenhene’s Palace, Monday.
The Ga East Municipal Assembly will have a 100-bed district hospital in two years, the principal architect of the Ghana Health Service, Richard Vanderpuije, has said.
The Gomoa Obuasi Health Centre in the Gomoa West District have been assisted with ten ceiling fans.
Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe, the Central Regional Minister, has condemned the alleged stealing of four iron ball rollers belonging to Bridge Maintenance Unit (BMU) of the Ghana High Authority (GHA) being used for the construction of steel bridge over River Akora.
Amansie West Assembly members to get GH¢1,000 as ex-gratia out-going assembly members in the Amansie West District are to be paid GH¢1,000 each as ex-gratia.
The Deputy Accra Metro Director of Social Welfare, Mr Churchill Darlington has said it was the collective responsibility of Ghanaians to fight against child abuse in the country.
The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe has condemned the alleged stealing of four iron ball rollers belonging to Bridge Maintenance Unit (BMU) of the Ghana High Authority (GHA) being used for the construction of steel bridge over River Akora.
Electoral areas would increase from about 5,000 to about 6,000 when the proposed Legislative Instrument on the creation of new electoral areas is passed into law by Parliament.
The Kwabre East District Assembly has officially ended its 4th session of the general Assembly on Thursday 27th October 2010.
The Speaker of Parliament Joyce Bamford Addo has been sworn in as acting President of the republic of Ghana but the Minority in Parliament have questioned the rationale for the hasty swearing in.
The South Dayi District Assembly has extended electricity and water to some important facilities in the district to boost service delivery.
The Adentan Municipal Assembly (AdMA) has purchased a grader for the grading of inaccessible roads in the Municipality.
The Upper West Regional Director of Food and Agriculture, has advised farmers to learn from the experiences of neighbouring Burkina Faso in bushfire management to enhance agricultural production.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) has begun preparing an Emergency Preparedness Plan for districts downstream the Kpong dam in case of a major disaster.
Twenty communities along the Afram River in the Kwahu South District have been flooded with 312 houses destroyed, due to the swelling of the Volta Lake.
The Tarkwa Divisional Police Command, has arrested one Alfred Nana Afedzi, who claimed to be a National Security Operative for attempting to handcuff some municipal guards who were conducting road traffic duties.
The 2012 flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appealed to President John Evans Atta-Mills to urgently end the strike of Polytechnic teachers using his high office.
The Huni-Valley Senior High School has received donations from the district assembly and the Member of Parliament for the area.
Alhaji Sumani Zakari, Northern Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), was buried in Tamale on Monday, after losing the battle for his life in Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra on Sunday evening.
Membership of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Northern Region had grown sharply from 143,460 in 2005 to 863,099 in 2008, representing 502 per cent increment.
A 55-year old ex-soldier, Donkor Franco Hayford, was on Monday sentenced to 20 years in imprisonment in hard labour by a Circuit Court in Takoradi for defiling a seven-year- old girl.
A Takoradi Circuit Court has remanded Kwaku Afrani, 21, in Police custody for allegedly having unnatural canal knowledge with a 16 -year old Junior High School student.
The rate of inflation has been maintained at 9.38 percent with October’s rate being the same as that of the previous month September, meaning that the general price level in the country increased by 9.38 percent in October 2010 relative to October 2009.
Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) has inaugurated four completed projects at a total cost of GH¢1.7 million.
Although a number of towns and farmlands have been submerged in floods all over the country, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has assured that the floods will not affect food supplies.
The Polytechnic Students of Ghana have petitioned Parliament over the seemingly unending strike action embarked on by the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG).
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated Government’s commitment to resolve all accommodation problems confronting educational institutions in the country.
Newmont Ghana Gold Limited said the company is committed to operating safely and responsibly in its operations and projects.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Juabeso, Mr Solomon Fuachie, has expressed concern over the smuggling of cocoa by some unscrupulous people across the borders of Ghana.
Kwabia Teyi, a farming community in the Upper Manya Krobo District in the Greater Accra Region can now say goodbye to the use of unwholesome water for domestic purposes.
Truck loads of imported rice have been locked up at the Elubo Border for the past four weeks as a result of the inability of the small-scale importers of the commodity to pay the appropriate tariffs imposed by the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS).
Two prison officers who allegedly aided the escape of an ex-convict, Yaw Asamaoh at the premises of Greater Accra Regional Tribunal have been put before the tribunal.
The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Co-ordinator of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, has expressed concern about the rate of child neglect and abuse in the region.
The Government has allocated S$250,000 towards the strengthening of Information and Communications and Technology (ICT) infrastructure at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Professor William Otoo Ellis, the Vice-Chancellor, has announced.
Defense Minister, Lieutenant General Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd) has observed that, the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) was a popular career choice among young Ghanaians and that, it was a healthy development.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has given the assurance that government was committed to resolve all accommodation problems in schools and was therefore progressively making efforts to expand and maintain facilities in the country’s various institutions.
The Ghana National Union of Polytechnic Students (GNUPS) says petitioning Parliament, one of the arms of government may be the last resort for polytechnic students to get their teachers back to the classroom.
Local Government Minister Joseph Yieleh Chireh has justified plans to transfer over thirty thousand civil servants.
Dr Sulley Gariba, a Development Policy Advisor, has said the government had not yet paid the seed fund of GH¢250 million that it promised to kick start the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).
The hope that Polytechnic students will see their lecturers back in the classroom would have to wait a little longer.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has reiterated the call on Ghanaians to patronise locally produced rice for their naturally rich nutritional value and to give the producers the opportunity to expand production.
Parliament has approved two loans amounting to 6,348,000 euros to strengthen the Ghana Audit Service and for the construction and equipping of five polyclinics in the Upper West Region.
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have blocked the issuance of visas to over 600 prospective Hajj pilgrims from Ghana.
An Accra High Court has thrown out a case between the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) and the National Labour Commission.
The Police Criminal Investigations Department is enquiring into the circumstances surrounding the acquisition and shareholding arrangement in the oil rich Jubilee Field in the Western Region.
President John Mills has called for a more congenial collaboration between the church and national leadership.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on the government to review stability clauses in the oil agreements it had signed with International Oil Companies (IOC) to maximise benefits to the people.
The Vice President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has at the ongoing Ghana-Czech trade investment forum said that there are a lot of investment opportunities in all sectors of the economy in Ghana.
Some parents and guardians of students of Gowrie Senior High School, have petitioned the Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo, to institute a review of a Committee Report on riot at the school.
The Construction, Building and Material Workers Union (CBMU), has appealed to Government to release funds to continue work on the Nswam-Apedua and Madina-Pantan roads in order to avoid retrenchment of workers.
Some parents in the Upper East Region have expressed concern about recent increases in school fees, considering the high poverty levels among the people.
Management of any Government Organisation that fails to send the mapping of its staff salaries to the Fair Wages Commission by December, for implementation will be penalized.
The Government has commended polytechnic teachers for suspending their five-week strike.
The government has directed the Departments of Highways and Feeder Roads in the Western Region to immediately rehabilitate dangerous portions of the main cocoa and timber roads, while measures are put in to tar them.
The University of Ghana, Legon has cancelled mature students exams following the mass leakage of exam papers.
Muslims have been urged to give selflessly as they celebrate Eid-ul-adha which is the celebration of Abraham’s sacrifice of his son.
The Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Kwesi Ofori has stated that the Police Service is determined to fight and clamp down on criminals especially highway robbers.
The Upper East Health Sector has received improvement with the introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme in 2004.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to announce the environmental performance of 55 manufacturing and 14 mining companies with the Akoben Management Tool.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Digital Development Corporation (DDC), based in Chicago, USA, and its local partner, the African Development Crusade (AFRIDEC) to promote Information and Communications Technology (ICT) education.
The Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC), on Monday, summoned the management of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), to explain the causes and reasons for the recent power outages in the Greater Accra Region.
Negotiations between Polytechnic teachers and the National Labour Commission (NLC) is expected to resume today, Wednesday, November 17, after the later appointed a mediator as was directed by the ruling of an Accra Fast Track High court last Friday.
The Minister of Education, Hon. Alex Tettey-Enyo at the weekend paid a surprise visit to some senior high schools in the Koforidua Municipality to ascertain how the authorities are coping with the admission of new students.
Today which is ’National Public Transport Day’ will be marked by most
ministers and high profile personalities in the country boarding public
transport to various places.
Four thousand four hundred yards of pirated Ghanaian textiles have been burnt to ashes by the joint tax force on seizure and destruction of pirated Ghanaian textile prints at Tema.
The Accra Circuit Court has sentenced three persons to a total of 60 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for conspiracy and robbery
For the first time in many years, there is a reported bumper harvest of cocoa in the Western Region.
Ghana and Chelsea star, Michael Essien has commissioned two projects in his hometown Awutu Breku in the Central Region of Ghana on Tuesday, November 13, 2010.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kwabena Duffour will present the government’s budget statement and financial policy for 2011 to Parliament today Thurday 18, 2010.
Chiefs in the Western Region are demanding 10 percent of Ghana’s total oil revenue.
Security Analyst and head of research at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre, Dr Kwesi Annin has rejected calls to get rid of the position of Inspector General of police in Ghana.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashietey, stressed the need for agriculture to be made part of the school curriculum.
Atlas Copco Ghana, a worldwide industrial solution provider, launched a workplace HIV/AIDS policy in Accra with a strong commitment to promote staff’s health needs because it makes business sense.
About 40 schools in the North Tongu District in the Volta Region have benefited from the Government’s freee school uniform and exercise books.
Deputy Minister of Energy and MP for Ellembelle, in the Western Region, Hon. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah has appealed to the new Omanhene of the Eastern Nzema Traditional Area, Awulae Amiheher Kpanyinly and his elders to take the lead in resolving all chieftaincy and land disputes in the district to enable it to develop.
Government is to increase its domestic revenue generation to boost its income status in order to finance the 2011 budget.
President John Evans Atta Mills has underscored the need for peace and unity in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), as vital forces for its progress.
Four hundred and sixteen (416) kilogrammes of cocaine seized by the Police at Ataabadze Junction, near Cape Coast two years ago, was on Wednesday November 17, burnt into ashes in Accra following a court order.
Calm has returned to the Bawku Township following a near tragic incident which occurred yesterday at the Bawku Circuit Court.
Police in Adentan have shot and killed three suspected armed robbers following an attempted robbery attack on a house at Sakora a suburb in the area.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Adentan, Hon.Nuby Kakra Vanlare has said there is the need for government to set standards and guidelines to emulate performance at the District and National levels.
The Nima Divisional Police Command has moved into a GH 60,000 office complex at Kotobabi.
Fire last night gutted the Makola No.2 Market at Agblogbloshie destroying properties running into millions of Ghana cedis.
There are mix reactions to government’s budget statement presented to parliament by Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning for the 2011 fiscal year.
Parliament has approved a buyer’s credit facility agreement between the government and KfW Frankfurt AM MAIN, Germany of an amount of 9.4 million Euros for the supply of ambulance, and spare parts for the National Ambulance Service of the Ministry of Health.
The government will enhance access to housing by commencing the construction of 200,000 affordable housing units in selected cities and towns across the country for which government has entered into a
loan agreement with STX Company.
The Principal Accountant of the Jomoro District Treasury at Half Assini, Mr Albert Hayford and another unnamed staff of the Department have been arrested for the loss of 2,100 Ghana Cedis belonging to the government.
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, on Wednesday donated items valued at about GHC 3,000 to the Akropong School for the Blind.
Mr Kwame Peprah, Chairman of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Board of Trustees, has assured contributors that despite the challenges posed by the new Act, which has introduced a three-tier pension scheme, it would re-engineer its operations to ride the storm.
The second batch of 19 Cuban doctors to boost health delivery arrived in the country on Tuesday night.
The joint Parliamentary Select Committee on Finance and Energy has rejected a petition by the Western Regional House of Chiefs for a ten per cent share of the nation’s oil revenue.
President J.E A Mills has assured traders at the Makola No. 2 Market at Agbogbloshie in Accra that all will be done to get them back to business.
The secretary of the Western Regional branch of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, (GNAT) Mr John G. Amamoo has asked the Ghana Education Service to review the teacher replacement system to promote quality education.
Three Burkinabe nationals have been fined GH¢12,000 for being involved in illegal gold mining, popularly know as "galamsey".
The Chief Imam of Prestea, Mallam Abdul Cassum has called on Muslim youth not to allow themselves to be used to create tension and conflicts in any part of the country.
Barimah Asare Oduro II, Chief of Adeiso in the West Akim Municipality, as appealed to the Ministry of Roads and Highways, to rehabilitate roads at Adeiso and its surrounding communities.
Some Ghanaian pilgrims in Mecca performing this year’s Hajj are reported to be complaining of bodily pains and other diseases as a result of a long journey from Munzalifah to Mina, on foot.
A Tarkwa circuit court has remanded Kumor Soajo alias Kwasi Badu, aged 35 for possession of a locally manufactured pistol.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has appealed to the government to put in the necessary legal and institutional framework to ensure that resources from oil and gas benefited Ghanaians.
Intercity STC, a road transport organization, has been adjudged the National Best Transport organization at an award ceremony organized by the National Road Safety Commission.
The UK government has announced a programme to offer financial support to illegal Ghanaian migrants resident in the UK who wish to voluntarily return to their motherland.
A five-member committee has been set up to investigate last Thursday’s inferno at Makola No. 2 at Agbogbloshie in Accra, which destroyed properties running into millions of Ghana cedis.
The Vice President, John Mahama has stressed the need for health workers to work assiduously to help the country achieve the MDG goals four and five. These are reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.
The District Chief Executive of Ketu North District Assembly, Honorable Kofi Lawson has commissioned a three unit classroom block with office and store for Zukpe Primary School at Penyi.
About GH¢104 million has been allocated for the control of pest and diseases in cocoa farms next year under the Cocoa Diseases and Pest Control Programme (CODAPEC).
Notorious armed robbery suspect Johnson Kombian has been extradited to Ghana from neighboring Togo.
President John Evans Atta Mills has commended the Togolese security authorities for their role in the re-arrest of the notorious fugitive Jonathan Kombian.
Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Dr Kwabena Duffuor said government is at the verge of redeeming its pledge of eliminating schools under trees across the country.
Local real estate companies will play a lead role in delivering housing units under the 1.5 billion dollar STX project Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing has said.
Work on the construction of some 30 thousand housing units by the Korean construction and engineering group, STX is now set to take off by next year.
The Government has provided training and start up kits for 4,252 rural apprentices in metal works, auto-repairs, electronics, leatherworks, masonry and blacksmithing under the Rural Enterprise Skills Project.
A 32-year-old farmer, Kofi Badu, had his right hand hacked off for allegedly stealing five pieces of iron rods at Mpaatado near, Takoradi.
The over 350 post offices across the country would soon have Information and Communication Technology connectivity, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), Mr. Kofi Attor has said.
A Magistrate Court at Akim Oda in the Birim Central Municipality, has imposed a total fine of GH¢2,160 on 21 drivers for road traffic offences.
Flood victims in the Upper East Region have started relocating to the Southern part of Ghana in search of a better life.
NPP flag bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made a passionate appeal to engineers and architects to come out with designs that would insulate markets from future fire outbreaks.
Mrs Joan Gawuga, a social worker has asked the government and other stakeholders of children’s issues to facilitate the provision of shelters for abused and under-privileged children.
Notorious armed robber, Johnson Kombian aka Burger, has been arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court after his arrest and extradition from Togo.
The Wa Municipal Assembly has started distributing 2,000 free school uniforms and over 79,388 exercise books to basic schools in the Municipality as promised by the government.
The Tree for the Future, a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in the United States has planted 150 trees at New Abossey Okai Primary and Junior High Schools at Mataheko.
Government has successfully completed five polyclinics in the northern region to help augment the health infrastructure in those areas.
A well built unidentified man was on Saturday evening shot dead in a shoot-out between suspected robbers and the personnel of a Joint Police and Military Patrol Team at Zongo Laka, a suburb of Ashaiman.
Member of Parliament for Sene has expressed resentment over ten per cent demands of Ghana’s oil revenue by chiefs in the Western Region.
The 2008 presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party, CPP, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom has bemoaned the inability of successive governments to meet the targets they set for themselves in the yearly budgets.
Producers of Sachet water in Ghana are exempt from the new 20 per cent environmental tax imposed under the 2010 Budget Statement.
Dr Nii Oakley Quaye Kumah, Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways has called on road safety experts to participate in the national sensitisation and enforcement efforts to reduce overloading of heavy duty vehicles.
The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), met stakeholders, including the diplomatic corps, security agencies, women groups and the academia, to discuss ways of finalising a draft policy framework on Climate Change.
The Ga Dangme Students Association (GADASA) in collaboration with zoomlion organized a clean-up exercise in Dodowa, the district capital of the Dangme West District.
Dr. Larbi Siaw, Director of Tax Policy Unit of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, has said that the increases in taxes presented in the 2011 budget would not in anyway cause untold hardships to the citizenry.
Government has made projections to tackle about 346 kilometers of feeder roads especially in food growing areas across the country to link marketing centers.
A Pre-United Nations (UN) Selection Assistance Training (SAT) programme for 300 police officers in the southern sector of the country has begun in Koforidua.
Queen mothers from Ketu North and South in the Volta Region have called on the authorities of Ghana and Togo to stop their immigration officials from harassing travelers on their common border at Aflao.
The Wa Municipal Assembly has since 2009 spent GH¢557,535.70 to provide classroom blocks for basic schools in the Municipality as part of Government’s effort to improve educational infrastructure.
Compassion International Ghana, a non-profit making Christian organization has celebrated this year’s International Children’s Day at Gomoa Mprumem near Apam in the Central Region with a call on Ghanaians to eliminate worst forms of child labour.
The Spokesperson for the Group calling itself the Alliance for Responsible Office Holders (AFROH) Mahama Haruna, has made a u-turn and apologized to the Vice President for implicating him in the Armajaro ban lifting case.
Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com has it that the National Media Commission has directed the Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. William Ampem Darko to proceed on indefinite leave.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma Central, Hon. Theophilus Tetteh Chaie has called on stakeholders to work towards creating a conducive environment to ensure quality education in the country.
Eighty-two remand prisoners at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison whose cases have not been heard since their incarceration have been released under the Justice for All Programme.
The Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Alex Isaac Quainoo has warned that any driver caught for careless driving would be made to face the full rigours of the law.
The Deputy Minister for Information, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said President Mills has directed the management of Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre, MASLOC, to assess the financial needs of the Makola fire victims with a view to give them some loans to continue with their businesses.
President John Evans Atta Mills has met with muslim leaders to discuss how to forge ahead in unity as a nation.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Secretariat of the National Commission on Women and Development (NCWD), has organised a day’s sensitisation workshop on the need for women to seek early treatment for cervical and breast cancer.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nadowli East, Hon. Mathias Puozaa has called for the posting of more trained teachers to deprived communities to complement the youth engaged in the education module of the National Youth Employment Scheme.
Consumers of petroleum products are likely to experience price hikes in the coming weeks. This follows increases in crude oil prices on the international market.
Mr Kojo Kopanamo, the Upper East Regional Coordinator of the NYEP, has appealed to Parliament to pass the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) Bill to enable the programme to run effectively.
The government cannot continue to spend its earnings on importing rice whilst it has the capacity to produce enough to feed the population, Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, has said.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama said many nations including Ghana over the past decade were experiencing rapid decline in their natural resource base, attributable to both natural and anthropogenic origins.
The Bank of Ghana (BOG) has presented a cheque for GH¢15,000 towards the National Farmers Day celebration to be held on December 3, in the Eastern Region.
The Chamber of Mines has commended the Ghana Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its AKOBEN programme, describing it as a positive mechanism to evaluate and disclose environmental and social performance.
The Electoral Commission says it will open nominations for the District Assembly and Unit Committee Elections on Thursday.
The management of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says current high load-levels resulting from increased industry production and air conditioning, have substantially compromised the company’s capacity to meet demand.
Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has expressed worry over the continuous subordination of Ghana’s culture in favour of foreign ones.
The former Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Theresa Ameley Tagoe, is reported dead.
A family of three, comprising a couple and their daughter, who are allegedly engaged in selling dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp (wee) have been arrested by the police at Kadadwen in the Tarkwa Nsuaem municipality in the Western Region.
A 72-year-old grandmother suffered one of the most barbaric of deaths when she was burnt alive by a mob at Tema Site 15 after being accused of being a witch.
Following a mass registration exercise held in the Bawku Municipality and the Garu Tempane District of the Upper East Region in October this year, a total 6,244 new subscribers have been enrolled into the scheme.
The Electoral Commission (EC) is ready to receive nomination of candidates for the 2010 District Assembly and Unit Committee Elections till, Saturday November 27, 2010.
The Public Relations Officer of the National Petroleum Authority, Michael Yaro Kasambata has hinted that the price of fuel may go up due to increase in the price of crude on the international market.
The Minister of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi has disclosed that 30 dams and dugouts located in various areas in the three northern regions have been earmarked for rehabilitation.
Madam Alexandra Totoe, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Volta River Authority (VRA) in-charge of Finance, has appealed to workers to help reinforce safety to ensure harmony and institutional development at the workplace.
The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Neenyi Francis Kofi Tagoe has advocated a law to make serving in Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), a prerequisite for election to parliament.
Miss Georgina Yeboah, the Gomoa West District Director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has appealed to Ghanaians to vote in the District Assembly Election on December 28 to elect
people who could articulate their problems and needs.
Road safety still remain health and developmental challenge-Expert
Although road safety remained a health and developmental challenge to most countries particularly Ghana, little attention is being paid to the sector, Alhaji Sumani Mbo, the Western Regional Director of the National Road Safety Commission, has said.
Management and staff of the Winneba branch of Barclays Bank Ghana Limited, have organised a two- hour clean- up exercise at Winneba Government Hospital.
About 2,800,000 poultry in the Northern, Upper West and Upper East regions would be vaccinated against Newcastle and other animal diseases that have long been neglected.
The government has handed over six- unit classroom blocks completed under the Emergency Senior High School (SHS) Infrastructure Programme to four senior high schools in the Northern Region.
The vegetarians Association of Ghana, has cautioned its members to and the general public to be wary of artificial foods and excessive dairy products, which have been identified as the sources of many diseases affecting most Ghanaians.
The Upper East Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme, Mr Kojo Kopanamo said the programme has reduced rural-urban migration among the youth in the three northern regions.
A 400 year old tree, believed to be the oldest in the country, has become a tourist attraction in the Birim Municipality of the Eastern Region.
Electoral areas in the Gomoa East District has increased from 21 to 27 and those of Gomoa West District have gone up from 32 to 36, Mr Moses Wuni and Mr Stephen Bertino, Gomoa East and West Electoral Officers respectively, have said.
The Volta River Authority has announced that the spillway gates of the Akosombo dam were closed on November 24, 2010 at 12.00 noon, to end the spillage of excess water from the reservoir. The water level at the time of closure was 276.84feet (84.38metres).
The Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) has donated 1,000 bags of cement and 5,000 cement blocks to the St. Joseph Hospital at Koforiduain the Eastern Region.
Speakers at a forum at Gomoa Abrekum organized by International Needs Network, a non-governmental organization, have called for enforcement of the law on Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education to make parents liable for children who are not enrolled in schools.
Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, said the government was rolling out a National Forest Plantation Development Programme with an employment target of 51,000 jobs.
President John Evans Atta Mills leaves Accra today, Sunday, November 28, 2010, for Tripoli, Libya, to attend the 3rd Africa-European Union (EU) Summit which takes place between November 28, 2010 and December 01, 2010.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) in the Upper East Region, destroyed expired and unregistered goods estimated to cost Gh¢100,000.00, seized between January and November 2010.
Mrs. Gladys Seidu, Deputy Director in charge of Girls’ Education in the Talensi-Nabdam District, has advised parents to support girl-child education since it is the surest way to sustain development.
Mr Joe Gidisu, Minister of Roads and Highways, has cut the sod for work to begin on the 30-kilometres Ho-Nyive-Shia-Honuta road at the cost of GHC22.1 million.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in collaboration with the management of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) and WIENCO Ghana Limited would organise a National Farmers Forum as part of activities marking this year’s National Farmers Day celebration in Accra on Monday.
Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has appealed to the Judiciary to assist the Police Anti-Human Trafficking Unit by disposing off with dispatch cases of human trafficking before the law courts.
Mrs Ruth Addison, National Coordinator of Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, has called for adequate budgetary allocation for effective implementation of the ECCD policy.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on personnel of the Ghana Police service and other security agencies to step up their highway patrols in the major cities to combat criminal ’gangsterism’.
President John Evans Atta Mills appealed to Ghanaian medical professionals abroad to consider the sacrifices the nation made in training them and come back home to render their due to their countrymen.
Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has advised the security agencies to ensure effective implementation of laws and regulations pertaining to immigration and related issues along the country’s borders.
Between 20,000 and 80,000 barrels of crude oil are being pumped per day as part of the ongoing test run of equipment at the Jubilee Field.
Ms Anna Bossman, Deputy Commissioner at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has asked the government to formulate a comprehensive policy on the vulnerable and disabled in the country.
Government is committed to allocate 200 million annually to reverse the decline in the nation’s sanitation and sustain gains made in the water sector, Mr Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has said.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) has presented 60 bags of maize and 40 bags of local rice to the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council for distribution to communities in the region severely hit by the recent floods.
The Weta Senior High Technical School (WSHTS) at Adzoatsi has registered 206 students as the first batch of qualified students in the area to have access to education.
A training workshop for the second batch of 75 Health Extension workers under the National Youth Employment Programme has begun at Mamponteng, the district capital of Kwabre East in the Eastern Region.
Vice President Mahama has defended government’s decision to use the oil as collateral for loans.
The Government is to revamp science resource centres in selected Senior High Schools throughout the country by training science teachers to man them.
The Department of Optometry from the College of Science and Technology Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, has offered two days free eye screening exercise in the to residents in the Atebubu-Amantin district.
Residents of Techiman are divided over the 2011 fiscal and economic policy presented to Parliament recently by the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Kwabena Duffuor.
The National Health Insurance Authority is hunting for officials of the scheme accused of engaging in corrupt practices.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Akuapem South, Dr. Godfred Osei Bonsu has inspected on-going projects at Aburi girls Senior High School (SHS).
The University of Ghana has made changes to its administration following a mass leakage of examination papers for mature students.
The Evangelical Church of Ghana ECG with the support of its partners from Holland has opened a GH¢26,000.00 bakery in Techiman.
The Deputy Minister for Energy, Hon. Inusah Fuseini has stated that the Petroleum Exploration and Production bill would replace PNDC Law 84 when passed because the latter is limited in scope.
A technical team comprising officials of the municipal directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), the National Disaster Management Organization NADMO and the Information Services Department has began assessing farmers for the forthcoming Techiman Municipal Farmers Day awards.
Large quantities of yam are locked up along the eastern corridor of the Northern Region because of the bad nature of the roads there.
The Executive Secretary of the African, Carribean and Pacific (ACP) Group, Dr Mohamed Chambas has stressed the need for a balancing act between meeting the needs of the people in the Western Region of Ghana and a fair distribution of the revenue from oil and gas.
President John Evans Atta Mills has appointed with immediate effect, Major-General Carl Modey as Acting Commissioner of Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS).
The Vice President Mr. John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to give prominence to attitudinal change in the quest to improve environmental sanitation.
President John Evans Atta Mills has acquired 12,000 acres of land at Namburugu in the Karaga District of Northern Region to start an agriculture estate made up of rice and maize.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has decried the erratic services being provided by utility services in the country in recent times.