The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affair (MOWAC) has launched a $14.63 million gender sensitive project that will offer women skills to participate equitably in the country’s development process.
The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has suspended its intended strike action pending the outcome of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between NAGRAT and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to resolve its concerns.
Action Aid, Ghana, an international non-governmental organization, handed over a rehabilitated two-room counseling facility to the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit(DOVVSU) of the Police Service in Brong-Ahafo.
The Government is sinking 500 boreholes and providing mechanisation centres and irrigation facilities in all the districts to support agricultural production.
Mr. Alfred Kwame Agbesi, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashaiman has called on President John Evans Atta Mills, to fulfil his promise to complete renovation works on the Job 600 building to provide offices for MPs.
Mr Harry Owoo, the Krachi West District Planning Officer said the maiden Volta Investment Fair was a laudable idea which needed to be carried out yearly to open up the region’s business potentials which abound.
Vice chairman of Nkoranza District branch of Progressive Transport Owners Association (PROTOA) , Mr. Joseph Kwabena Nyamaah, has advised drivers to avoid all negative road activities to make Christmas festivities accident-free.
The Internal Revenue Service has launched a software to aid medium and small scale companies to file their tax returns.
Legal Resources Centre (LRC), an NGO has appealed to government to institute measures to curb alleged widespread corruption on the Tema-Ouagadougou trade corridor.
The Chief Justice, Mrs. Justice Georgina Wood, has called for the improvement in the conditions of service of media personnel to enable them perform creditably.
A survey conducted by SEND-Ghana, an international NGO, had revealed that a long delay in issuing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards, is affecting health care delivery in the country, especially the poor.
A report released by the National African Peer Review Mechanism (NAPRM), had revealed an increasing rate of child prostitution in the Tamale Metropolis, which is said to be very worrying to the moral fabric of the people.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) in the Savelugu- Nanton District in the Northern Region has appealed to security services to quickly respond to an alleged disagreement between drivers and commuters travelling from Nanton to Tampoin.
The government will build a fishing harbour at Keta to enhance the fishing industry, the Deputy Minister of Transport, Mrs Dzifa Aku Attivor, has said.
The National Security Adviser, Brigadier-General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah(Rtd)has denied holding any meeting with other security heads and former President Jerry John Rawlings on the murder of the former Deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Commercial Bank, Mr Roko Frimpong.
The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe, has appealed to teachers to work hard to instil discipline in the youth and also help to improve education standards.
The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of.
Plan Ghana, a non-governmental organization, has refurbished and equipped the Paediatric Ward of the Winneba Municipal Hospital .
The food and Drugs Board (FDB) has withdrawn 22 anti-malarial drugs from the Ghanaian market due to their quality and risk to the health of the general public.
The Mponua Rural Bank at Amuana Praso in the Birim North District, granted loans and over drafts totalling GHc1,120.690.00 to its customers last year, as against the GHc816,075.00 granted in 2007.
Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) has opened its 155th branch at Dansoman in Accra, with the corporate focus on online banking and bringing of its services to the doorsteps of its clientele.
Young Men Christian Association (YMCA), a Christian youth organisation in Ghana, has committed its peer educator model to bring down the high HIV prevalence rate in the Eastern Region.
The management of the Tema Development Corporation (TDC), has handed over some parcels of land totalling GH¢117,000, to the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) for development purposes.
The management of Busy Internet, a leading network service provider, has presented stationery, a computer and accessories worth GH¢600 to the Akuapem South District Education Directorate in the Eastern Region.
Mr Mark Bekoe, Medical Representative of Medriech United Kingdom, has called on Ghanaians to go for regular medical check-ups to enable them stay healthy.
More than 70 workers of the Super Paper Products Company (SPPC) in Tema, has embarked on a peaceful demonstration against Management.
A total of 19.5 million dollars has been distributed to selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies (MMDA) to be used as development grants and for capacity building.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has provided relief items worth GH¢ 12,000 to victims of a flood disaster at Fante Akuraa at Yeji in the Pru District of Brong Ahafo.
Residents of Cape Coast on Tuesday astoundingly turned out in their numbers to patronize a voluntary testing and counselling exercise to mark the World AIDS Day mounted by the Regional HIV/AIDS Committee in Cape Coast.
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) says it has a huge sum of money lodged in its suspense account as a result of some employers’ inability to supply it with the Social security numbers of their employees.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, has called on the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) to create a congenial environment to encourage customers to honour their tax obligations.
A German philanthropist, Mrs Ingvield Goutz, has donated GH¢20,000 in support of the Denchemuoso Vocational Training Centre.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has been urged to allow for more time for verification and correction of anomalies in the voters roll ahead of elections.
A leading member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, Alhaji Gado Sulemana has appealed to members to desist from acts that are likely to create confusion and portray the party as divided.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has vowed to sustain its decongestion exercise launched to clear the streets and pavements of hawkers.
The District Chief Executive for Atwima Mponua, Mrs Theresa Adomako-Tawiah, is supporting the education of 10 brilliant but needy students of the Nyinahin Catholic Senior High School.
The Metro Mass Transit (MMT), a public mass transport system, is to fix a device, known as (VTS), in all its vehicles to improve and support the quest for road safety.
Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi, has advised the youth to take up agriculture as a business to reverse the country’s poverty level.
President John Evans Atta Mills has charged the Ghana AIDS Commission and other stakeholders to use the judicial system to protect the rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs).
The Aburi Crafts Village is to benefit from a grant of GHC 8 million approved by the Export Development and Investment Fund (EDIF) for its modernisation.
Health records in the Upper East Region indicates that nearly 10,000 people in the area are living with HIV/AIDS.
A planned demonstration by the Students of the Ho Nurses Training College to protest against some challenges they had to endure in the collegewas called off at the last minutes.
The Hohoe Local branch of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Pensioners Association has appealed to the government to consider topping up pensions in relation to increases in salaries to reflect the reality in the marketplace.
Nana Akosua Akomah, Krontihemaa (Queen mother) of Sunyani Traditional Area, has expressed concern about the outmoded
traditional values that continue to undermine the integrity of women in the decision making process.
The Adaklu-Anyigbe District Assembly has presented three digital cameras to the District Directorate of Education, to be used in taking passport pictures of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) students.
The Divisional Chief of the Buru-Kazigu Traditional Area, Pe Paarikuri Thomas Asankyera, has launched a Rural Educational Development Fund to support people who cannot afford the cost of education.
PLAN International has called on West African governments to strictly enforce laws that frown on child marriage to improve the sexual health of adolescents.
About 46 persons were found to be HIV positive in the Savelugu/Nanton District of the Northern Region between 2008 and 2009.
The Member of Parliament for Akropong, Mr. William Ofori Boafo, has called on the government to make substantial budgetary allocation to the Armed Forces to enable them to carry out their duties efficiently.
There was utter shock and sorrow at Awoshie in the Ga South district of the Greater Accra region when a day old baby girl with its umbilical cord was found in a rubber bag in a gutter near the Odorgonno Senior High School.
Mr George Asante, Assistant Health Assistant of the Kasoa Health Centre, has appealed to the government to expand the facility to meet the demand of the increasing number of patients.
The government has sourced 17 million Euros from Agence Francaise Development of France, to provide 620 boreholes in the 22 municipal and district assemblies in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GHAPOHA) has presented two double-door refrigerators valued at GHC 1,200 towards this year’s Tema Best Teacher awards.
The Police have arrested five suspected armed robbers, including three Fulani herdsmen believed to be a gang that terrorised passengers in the Northern Region.
Hajia Balkis Yakubu, Madina Branch Director of Laskala Herbal Centre, has called for institutions that monitor the practice of traditional medicine in the country to be strengthened to flash out quack doctors from the system.
In view of the high premium placed on the inclusion of Persons Living With Disabilities in our human resource development programme, the Ga East Municipal Assembly has established a bakery at a cost of about GHC 3400 at Echoing Hills Village, (EHV) a rehabilitation centre for the physically challenged and the visually impaired in society.
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is fully positioned to buy out the Jubilee oilfields, as two giants in the business, ExxonMobil of the USA and British Petroleum (BP), are reported to be embroiled in a struggle over the country’s emerging oil industry.
The Ga West Municipal assembly has assured the police of continuous support to enable them to live up to the security task in the area.
An Accra High Court has ruled that a decision by President J.E.A. Mills to interdict and institute punitive sanctions against a former chief director at the Ministry of Sports is a breach of natural law.
Twenty organisations in Tema, on Wednesday, donated various items towards the Farmers’ Day celebration in the Metropolis, slated for Friday, December 4.
The Acting Director General of the Ghana AIDS Commission, Dr Angela El-Adas, has urged eminent people in the society like lawyers, doctors, pastors, politicians and media practitioners who are on the Anti Retroviral Drugs treatment to accept the challenge to become
"Ambassadors" of HIV/AIDS.
Government has rebuffed claims by the Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Mr Alfred Agbesi, that the former Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs building has been allocated to "Castle Boys".
Thirty-Five teachers and other non-teaching staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the Kwabre East District have been honoured at a ceremony at Mamponteng for hard work and outstanding performance.
The Nkoranza District Operational Fire Officer, Mr. Joseph Tashiru, has urged teachers to educate students about the causes and effects of bushfires.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Mahmud Khalid, has urged all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to appreciate the recent climatic changes and consider supporting farmers to go into economically beneficial trees in order to enhance sustainable development.
The Juaso Circuit Court presided over by Mr S.K. Sarpong Appiah, has remanded a teacher into prison custody for defiling a 15-year-old Junior High School pupil at Komeso near Obogu in the Asante Akim South District.
The Deputy Upper West Regional Director of Health Service, Dr. Kofi Issa, has called for a change in sexual behavior to stem the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases in the region.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has charged Ghanaians to adopt energy-efficient lifestyles as desirable choices to complement measures to fight global climate change.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has called on all countries especially developed countries to do more to save the environment from its present predicaments.
The Bonzali Rural Bank with its headquarters in Kumbungu in the Tolon/Kumbungu District and five branches in other parts of the northern region has donated 20 bicycles valued at GHc3, 200 towards the 25th National Farmer’s Day celebration scheduled for Friday December 4, in Tamale.
An Accra Fast Track High Court has quashed the decision by President John Evans Atta Mills to interdict Mr. Albert Anthony Ampong, former Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Treds Envitech Limited, an Environmental Management and Sanitation Service Provider, has presented assorted sanitary wares, equipment and water filters worth GHC 10,000 to the Tarkwa Municipal Education Office to promote basichygiene among school children in the mining town.
The Minister of Education, Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo has stated that government’s decision to upgrade less endowed senior high schools is on course.
Drivers have been advised to obey driving regulations and discard traditional beliefs that they could fortify themselves spiritually against motor accidents.
The District Commander of the Korle Bu Police Station, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Abraham Apusiyieme has appealed to the people to volunteer credible information to the police to rid the society of criminals.
Dr. Kofi Asare, Member of Parliament for Akwatia has appealed to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources to facilitate the restoration of electricity to the Akwatia Diamonds Company hospital which was disconnected on Monday November 30.
Dr Lawrence Tetteh, a Ghanaian International Evangelist, based in the UK has admonished the traditional authorities in Ghana to seek fellowship with God to serve as agents of blessing to their communities.
The Upper East Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Bright Oduro has commended Action Aid Ghana (AAG), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) for supporting the Ghana Police Service in combating crime in the Region.
Three persons have appeared before the Asamankese Circuit Court for stealing 73 bunches of palm fruit valued at GHc200.
President John Evans Atta Mills, returned home on Wednesday evening, after attending the 21st Commonwealth Governments Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago.
Kwesi Emmanuel, a 30-year-old small-scale miner, has appeared before the Kade District Magistrate Court for stealing a pumping machine and its accessories.
The Member of Parliament for Ketu South, Mr. Albert Zigah has appealed to assembly members to be mindful of the non-partisan concept of the decentralisation scheme in order to keep their deliberations in check.
The Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) has cleared filth at the Kaneshie Police Station with a call on Christians to undertake regular cleanup exercises, to avoid communicable diseases.
Mr Robert Kempes Ofosuware, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has given the assurance that the Assembly would mobilise resources to strengthen the Metropolitan AIDS Committee, to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
The Akwatia Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has elected new executives and retained its Chairman Mr Cephas Wutoh.
The Ho branch of the "United Cadres Foot Soldiers" of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have called on government to step up security against large scale smuggling in the Volta Region and other parts of the country.
The Agona West Municipal Assembly and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have intensified public education on H1N1 influenza in the junior and senior high schools in the Municipality.
The Tema office of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Service, has closed down Parkobi Clearing and Forwarding Agency, for owing the service 3,165 Ghana Cedis.
Two technicians of a construction firm hired to mount a mast at Ashalley Botwe,near Madina in Accra for Glo telecommunications firm, yesterday met their deaths when the topmost part of the mast they had mounted got disjointed and fell on them.
The court of Appeal has ruled that Nii Ayibonte II is the Gbese mantse.By this ruling made on November 19, 2009, the 26 years litigation over the Adonten Stool of the Ga state is deemed to have come to an end.
The Director of Public Affairs at Parliament, Jones Kugblenu, has said that not all personnel of the National Service Scheme seconded to the house are idle, as suggested by news publications last week.
Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has announced that it would take out of service a number of transmission lines and equipment at its substations in December to enable its contractors to undertake various works and to repair defective equipment.
Mr Emmanuel Adzei Anang, a Member of the Council of State, has warned parents against investing in misplaced priorities that would undermine the spending on their children’s education.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC), has commended the government for imposing tariffs on imported rice and poultry products while providing a guaranteed price for locally-produced rice.
Parliament has approved the 2010 budget after a marathon deliberation at its sitting yesterday December 2, 2009.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) would from next year decentralise the employment of staff to meet the manpower needs of the regions.
The Headmaster of Apam Senior High School, Mr Archibald Kobina Fuah has exhorted parents to regard their children’s education as an investment which they must build upon to yield profit.
Mr Kow Anyanful, Acting Central Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress has called on advertisers to ensure that they do
not present corruptible materials to the public.
A 37- year- old Tarkwa based contractor, Mr Francis Kwesi Andzie has been outdoored as the new Omanhene (Paramount Chief) of Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area, under the stool name Obrempon Nyanful Krampah XI.
The Right Reverend Dr Yaw Frimpong-Manso,Moderator of the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has reminded Christians,especially the clergy to use the Gospel of Christ to change society.
Confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 in Ghana as at Tuesday, December 1, stood at 53, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) announced .
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ)commended the physically challenged for their achievements, contributions, commitment and aspirations toward the advancement of the society.
The District Chief Executive for Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti Region, Mr. J.K. Dankwah, has cautioned district assemblies against seeing their sub-structures as mere appendages.
The Ashanti Regional office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), under the sponsorship of the United Nations Development Pro¬gramme (UNDP), has organized a public education programme on local governance at New Edubiase in the Ashanti Region to precede the District Assembly Elections slated for 2010.
Teachers of the Kumasi Polytechnic have resolved to lay down their tools with effect from Friday, December 4, 2009 to back their demand for the polytechnic Rector, Dr. B.E.K Prah, to leave office.
The Energy Minister, Dr Joseph Oteng-Agyei, has urged functionaries of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to remain steadfast and rally solidly behind the government to deliver on its mandate.
The Osu Castle, the seat of government, could disappear into the sea by the year 2050 if measures are not put in place to reverse the rise of the sea level.
Accra will be developed into a Millennium City and nothing will stop that vision from coming into fruition, Mayor of Accra, Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, declared on Thursday.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Teachers and Education Workers Union (TEWU), on Tuesday jointly marked this year’s World AIDS Day with public education on the disease’s prevention at Ejisu.
A 48-year old man on Wednesday boldly told the Juaso Circuit Court that he has been smoking Indian hemp since 1987 and that it was good for his health.
A one day sensitization forum aimed at involving men in reproductive health practices was held in Wa in the Upper West Region.
The Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (rtd), has toured the construction site of the Aviation Extension Road Project at Roman Ridge.
Vice-President John Dramani Mahama has requested the United States Department of Labour to remove Ghana’s cocoa from its list of goods produced by child or forced labour.
The Koforidua-based St. Joseph’s Hospital is putting up an ultra modern orthopaedics centre to serve as a teaching facility in West Africa.
The Parliamentary Centre, a Canadian Non- Governmental Organization, has donated six table top computers and their accessories valued at twenty-eight thousand dollars ($28,000) to the Information Technology (IT) Department of Parliament.
An Aide to President John Evans Atta Mills has cautioned members of the party about their open criticism of the president.
The National Pensioners Association (NPA) has called on government to get the Association represented on the National Pensions Regulatory Authority as the law requires.
Government has been urged to monitor the activities of foreign investors, who come to the country to assist local businesses but end up collapsing them.
The Northern Regional capital, Tamale, is hosting about 5,000 visitors, including members of the Diplomatic Corps, Ministers of State, parliamentarians, directors of Agriculture, award winners, farmers and the media for the 25th National Farmers Day celebration at the Jubilee Park.
Dr. Sylvia Anie, Director, Policy and Planning, Ghana AIDS Commission, has advised children, especially pupils to speak out whenever they sensed the danger of being defiled or abused.
The police at Mim have arrested some family members of a 35-year old farmer, Agya Osei, who allegedly hanged himself to death at Kwao Pretey, a farming community near Mim in Asunafo North Municipality of Brong Ahafo.
The Brong-Ahafo branch of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled has called for the inclusion of the rights of people with disabilities in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The silver jubilee edition of the National Farmers’ Day has seen Davis Naa Korboe, a 36-year old farmer from the Eastern Region, being crowned as the 2009 National Best Farmer.
The President of the National Farmers and Fishermen Award Winners, Mr. Philip Abayori, agriculture production to guarantee farmers’ income.appealed to the government to take bold and pragmatic decisions to reverse the fallen trend in
The Tema Branch of Zenith Bank presented assorted items worth 5,000 Ghana cedis for the upkeep of children of the Dominic Savio Centre.
District assemblies have been urged to ensure strict compliance with the guidelines on the disbursement of the Common Fund and release monies allocated to the physically challenged on time, Mr Samuel Sarpong, Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, has said.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Samuel Sarpong, has challenged groups engaged in the campaign to bring down HIV-AIDS infection in the country to show genuine commitment to achieve results.
The police in the Ashanti Region have arrested a 26-year-old Togolese for cultivating Indian hemp on a two-acre land at Yawtokrom near Abofour in the Offinso North District.
Ms Anima Wilson, Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, has appealed to women to be bold to report all cases of domestic violence to the appropriate authorities.
Dr. Francis Appiah, Executive Secretary of the National African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council (NAPRM - GC) has urged assembly members to encourage the people to actively participate in the implementation of government policies and programmes to enhance the pace of national development.
A Dutch non-governmental organization, SNV Netherlands Development Organization, has launched an intervention programme to address the socio-economic challenges facing the Upper West region.
A foundation which seeks to promote the sound development of the youth and to save the environment from destruction, Christian Relief and Development Implementation Committee for Mutual Aid Foundation, has been inaugurated at Nkoranza.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon seeks to appoint veteran Nigerian diplomat Ibrahim Gambari, who recently served as top envoy to Myanmar, as the new head of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur.
Ghana is in group D and plays Germany, Australia and Serbia in the South Africa 2010 World Cup to be staged from June 11 - July 11.
Sixteen farmers were awarded at the function, which comprised Mr. Christopher Davor of Gemadzra, who was adjudged the District Best Farmer.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Mahmud Khalid, has urged farmers in the region to go into the cultivation of fruit trees to feed the Wa Fruits Factory.
Dr Nana Kwadwo Biritwum, Programme Manager of the Neglected Tropical Disease Control Programme under the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has expressed worry over the low level of seriousness people attach to the control of Elephantiasis in the country, especially by affected communities.
Eleven (11) farmers were on Friday honoured alongside four Agricultural Extension and Inputs Distribution agents and educational institutions at the 25th National Farmers’ Day held at Ohwim in the Kumasi Metropolis.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has directed that all shops remain closed between 0600 hours to 1200 hours on Saturday to allow for a clean-up exercise within the metropolis.
The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has enough crude stock to process in the next two months and does not anticipate any interruption in supplies during the Christmas and New Year period.
Mr. Alhassan Issahaku Amadu, Northern Regional Director of the National Population Council (NPC), has advised prospective marriage couples to go through courtship and dating to ensure sustenance of their marriages.
Mr. Kofi Lucas, National President of Network of Associations of Registered non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Ghana, has called for innovative strategies in the prevention of the spread of HIV/AIDS, especially among women and the youth in Ghana.
Twenty-five farmers from Twifu Hemang Lower Denkyira district were honoured at the national farmers and fishers day celebrations, at Twifu Somnyamekodur in the Central Region.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has issued a statement calling on the family of one Gilbert Nana aka Gilbert Sekyi, to kindly contact the legal and consular bureau of the Ministry for an important message.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has expressed concern about the sharp decline of educational standards in the Akuapem area and called on the traditional authorities to take steps to address the situation.
Mr. Emmanuel Nikoi Dsane, Presiding Member for the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly, has appealed to the public to consider the municipality as a place of opportunities and desist from always associating it with negative things.
The Vice President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has given the assurance that government would fund programmes aimed at transforming major cities and districts into a more conducive environment for human habitation.
Mr Mohammed Mubarak Abdulai, a youth activist of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has commended President John Evans Atta Mills for appointing a number of youthful personalities into his government.
The Member of Parliament for the Talensi Central Constituency in the Upper East Region, Mr John Akolgo Tia, has stated that he would review the expenditure of his Common Fund on the sponsorship of students in his area.
President John Evans Atta Mills, at a durbar of chiefs and peoples of Gonja Traditional Area in Damongo, in the West Gonja District, has reiterated that his government would not dissipate the country’s resources and would account for its stewardship.
The MTN Ghana Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) wing of MTN Ghana, has pledged to sustain its huge investments in health and education as it entered its third year in 2010.
The Effutu Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Nii Ephraim, has decried the abysmal performance of junior high school graduates in the Basic Education Certificate Examination in the area.
The University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has established a Centre for School and Community Science and Technology Studies (SACOST), to develop relevant materials for teaching and learning in Ghanaians schools.
The Amansie West District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Charles Oti-Prempeh, has assured cocoa farmers that government would sustain its support for cocoa production to enable them to increase production of the crop.
The Upper East Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mrs. Zenabu Wasai-King, has advised the business community in the region to go through the Environmental Assessment Impact (EAI) procedure before establishing businesses involving the construction of structures, to avoid any inconvenience.
The Bongo District in the Upper East Region recorded 50 per cent increase in crop production in 2009 as compared to 2008.
Government has launched a programme to develop 50 ground water systems in the Upper East Region to support rain-fed agriculture.
Ho Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Isaac Kodobisah, has advised farmers to move from the old methods of farming to that of modern mechanized farming.
A palm wine tapper, Kofi Mawuli, at Agona Fawonmanye, in the Central Region, has been arrested by the police for allegedly butchering her 42-year-old wife without provocation.
The presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), in the 2008 General Election, Dr Paa Kwesi Ndoum has attributed the under development of the country to lack of positive national attitude towards work.
Construction is underway for a clinker plant to exploit the large deposits of limestone in the Buipe area of the Northern Region.
Several properties running into millions of Ghana cedis have been lost after fire gutted the offices of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) offices in Accra on Monday afternoon.
President John Evans Atta Mills leaves Accra for Malabo to attend the swearing-in of Equatorial Guinean President Teodore Obiang Nguema.
says peace is possible "if we are willing to move beyond our differences and if we can inspire a new form of responsible leadership."
The Publishing Studies Programme at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has made significant impact on the nation’s publishing industry.
The country could have attained the millennium development goals by 2015 if development in the three Northern regions had kept pace with the rest of the country, according to a development expert.
The Paramount Chief of the Nandom Traditional Area, Naa Puoure Puobe Chiir VII, has called on all chiefs in the country to refrain from participating in partisan politics so as to safeguard the integrity of the chieftaincy institution.
Ghana is winning the battle against the guinea worm disease recording zero infection rate in the month of November this year, Dr Andrew Seidu Korkor, Manager of the National Guinea Worm Eradication Programme (GWEP), told newsmen in Kumasi.
The Atwima Nwabiagya District Assembly has approved the nomination of Nana Asare Bediako, as District Chief Executive for the area.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Obuasi, Mr Edward Ennin, has donated 550 pieces of dual desks valued at over GH¢28,000 to 15 public basic schools in the Obuasi Municipality.
Nana Kofi Peprah, 78-year old Gyasehene of Sawuah, won the 2009 district best farmer award in Bosomtwe, and for his prize received a table-top fridge, bicycle, radio cassette recorder, a piece of wax print, Wellington boots, machete and spraying machine.
A Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Justice Richard Mac Kogyapwah, has sentenced two young men to 17 years imprisonment, each, for robbery.
The Minister for Health National Health Insurance Scheme since its inception in 2005.said over thirteen million eight hundred thousand (13,800,000) persons have registered with the
The first hospital Child Protection Unit was Teaching Hospital to provide psychological and emotional support for abused children.launched at the Korle-bu
The Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has launched a 17.3 million Euro Rice Sector Support Project (RSSP), aimed at boosting lowland rice production in the country.
The Municipal Chief Executive for East Akim, Mr. Peter Asilfi has appealed for facilities from the Ministry of Agriculture and other interested individuals and corporate bodies in order to improve on rice production in the area.
International Volunteers, a UN agency, marked this year’s International Volunteer Day with a clean-up exercise at Chorkor Beach in Accra.
The National Identification Authority (NIA) is to intensify education on the national identification registration exercise to provide the public with the right information to speed up the exercise.
Mr. Sallas Mensah, Executive Secretary of the Revenue Agencies Governing Board said Ghana’s commitment to tackling HIV/AIDS had paid off as there was a decline in the national prevalence rate from 5.2 per cent percent in 2000 to 1.9 per cent in 2008.
President John Evans Atta Mills, has given the assurance that the government would build on its achievements to improve the lives of Ghanaians at the end of its four-year term.
The first phase of oil drilling in the Jubilee Fields is expected to yield about 278 million barrels of oil, an official of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), said.
Bishop Gabriel Mante, Catholic Bishop of Jasikan has blamed the media for giving prominence to what he described as unethical conducts of self-style ministers of God whose activities are more of occultism.
Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, Chief Executive of Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has pledged that efforts would be made to transform Accra into a modern city that could be able to meet challenges of contemporary times.
The two factions in the Bawku conflict put their differences aside during the final funeral rites of the late Shiekh Mualimu Mohammed, Imam of Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region.
The Vice President John Mahama would on Wednesday, December 9, cut the sod for official work to start on the 13.9 million euro Community infrastructure upgrading and the Aboabo-Sissai storm drainage improvement works in Kumasi.
The Police at Legon in an operation to clamp down on armed robbers, on have impounded 18 motorbikes in that suburb of Accra.
The Police at Legon, on Sunday arrested two suspected armed robbers who broke into a house at East Legon and stole a Toyota Hillux.
A nine-member executive committee for the Farmers Organisation Network of Ghana (FONG) was inaugurated at a general meeting in Techiman.
Enock Agyei, a 26 year old driver, charged with defiling a 15-year-old girl, pleaded for forgiveness when he appeared before the Asamankese Circuit , though he said he never had sexual intercourse with the girl.
The Upper Manya Krobo District Assembly has secured about 1,500 acres of land at Anyaboni for an afforestation project.
President John Evans Atta Mills has warned Ghanaians that his government would not tolerate the culture of impunity and lawlessness in the country.
Over 40 farmers have been given awards at the 25th Farmers day celebration at Nkawanda Number two and Kwahu Besease in the Kwahu West Municipality and Kwahu South District respectively.
Catholic Christians all over the world today are marking the Feast of Immaculate Conception.
The Cape Coast Women’s Movement of the Church of Pentecost International Worship Centre, has donated food items worth GHc350 and a cash of GHc100 to inmates of Ahotokrom Child Care Centre near Ankaful.
Mr Joseph Foster Andoh, District Chief Executive, (DCE) for Twifo Heman- Lower Denkyira has commended the Twifo Oil Palm Plantation (TOPP) Limited, World Vision, Ghana and Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) for making tremendous contributions in the crusade against the stigmatisation and discrimination against People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWA).
Government has initiated a four million- US- dollar Livestock Development Programme (LDP) to benefit more than 21,000 livestock farmers in the country.
Samuel Otoo, a middle aged carpenter from Assin Foso, appeared before the Assin Foso District Magistrate court for defiling a 13-year old girl.
The Foso District Magistrates court has fined four grave diggers GHc180 for looting the local cemetery and making away with human parts.
The Minister of Transport, Mr. Mike Hammah has embarked on an official tour to Tamale, capital of the Northern Region, to step up the national road safety campaign during the Christmas holidays.
A collaborative investigation undertaken by Ghana’s mission in Moscow and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has uncovered a human trafficking and prostitution ring which recruits young Ghanaian women for commercial sex work in Moscow and other cities of the Russian Federation.
A criminologist, Prof. Ken Attafuah has warned the police to be wary of murders borne out of personal grudges but deceptively executed with traits of ritual killing.
A 30-year-old fitter, was on Monday arraigned before the Tema Circuit Court ’B’ accused of raping a 21-year-old pregnant woman.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister on Monday reassured of the government’s determination to effectively implement the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) initiative, for an accelerated socio-economic advancement of the northern savannah areas of the country.
A strike by biomedical scientists at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has left many patients stranded and thus desire an urgent intervention by hospital authorities to resolve their plight.
AngloGold Ashanti (Obuasi mine) pre-employment medical examinations do not require HIV-AIDS test, Mr Kwesi Enyan, the Managing Director (MD), has said.
The Manso-Kwabenaso Education authorities in the Amansie West District have raised concern about the increasing rate at which school children at the basic level in the area are getting pregnant.
The Sissala Rural Bank will from next year open two new branches at Gwollu, capital town of the Sissala West District and Funsi, capital town of Wa East District.
Continued deterioration of the feeder road linking Diawuoso, Ayease and Jimiso-Kakabra, the major cassava producing communities in the Obuasi Municipality, has become a major source of worry to farmers there.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has began an exercise dubbed "Operation No Hawking" to sensitize hawkers at the central business district of Accra to vacate the streets.
The Ashanti Regional Chief Farmer, Nana Kwame Amankwatia, has cautioned farmers against setting bushfires as the nation enters the dry season.
The monkey sanctuary in the Volta Region to acquaint herself with facilities at both sites to find ways of developing them to attract tourists., Mrs Juliana Azumah Mensah, has visited the Wli Waterfall and Tafi-Atome
A Ghanaian economist fiscal policies that transcends political regimes.called for concrete measures to be put in place to ensure that the expected oil revenue is based on sustainable
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante-Mampong, Mr Francis Addai-Nimoh, has given GH¢20,000 to the Municipal Health Directorate to support health care delivery in the area.
The Ministry of Education has been asked to review its skewed emphasis on the success in academic work and examinations and focus on co-curricular capabilities of children.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has appealed to people of the Northern part of Ghana to work together to make that area a model of peace and security to attract more investments.
The Minister of the Interior has by Executive Instrument renewed the curfews imposed on the Bawku Municipality and Gushegu Township and their immediate environs for another week with effect from Monday, December 7.
The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu has indicated that it was imperative that Ghana’s legal regime on the oil and gas industry was reviewed.
Deputy Western Regional Minister, Miss Betty Busumtwi-Sam has inaugurated the reconstituted Regional Police Committee at the Residency in Sekondi.
A total of 1,303 farmers in the Upper West Region has cultivated 2,754.9 acres of maize and rice this year under the Expanded Crop Production Programme (ECPP).
Aviation experts say one needs to take an aeroplane trip everyday for 40 years, to have a 50-50 chance of dying in a plane crash.
The Kwaebibirem District Chief Executive, Mr George Agyemang Duah, has urged parents, especially farmers to make education of their wards the number one priority.
ECOWAS Chiefs of Defence Staff will hold their last quarterly meeting for 2009 from December 9 - 11 in Freetown, Sierra Leone to consider issues relating to the structure of the ECOWAS Standby Force Main Brigade (ESF MB).
The Ministry of Energy is sponsoring a representative of the Ghana Association of Science Teachers (GAST) to participate in this year’s International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) slated for December 2 to 11 in Azerbaijan.
The Ho Municipal Assembly is holding talks with a team of consultants from South Africa towards the construction of affordable housing units and a new assembly offices complex at Sokode-Lokoe near Ho.
The Hohoe Municipal Assembly has launched the Hohoe Municipal Malaria Advocacy Proramme (HMMAP) worth GHc 52,555 towards addressing the challenges and control of malaria in the municipality.
The Nkwanta North District Assembly has petitioned government to address urgently the challenges inherent in the demarcation of its southern district boundaries to enhance development.
Mr. Ali Kamara, Wa Central Constituency Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party defeated two others including the former Wa Municipal Chief Executive to become the party’s new constituency chairman at a congress held at Wa.
A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Osabarima Oware Pinkro III, chief of Akyem Apinamang in the Eastern region, who is also the Commandant of the Ghana Police College in Accra.
The Member of Parliament for theTalensi Constituency in Upper East Region, Hon. John Akolgo Tia, during a tour of some communities in his constituency, including, Gaare, Baare, Pelingu, and Pusu-Namogo, expressed gratitude to them for voting him into office as a parliamentarian for the fifth time.
The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of Volta River Authority .
Dr Nana Kwadwo Biritwum, Programme Manager of the Neglected Tropical Disease Control Programme of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has asked for the support of all partners including identified endemic communities for the lymphatic elimination programme and also for other programmes under the Neglected Tropical Diseases Control Programme.
The Deputy Director of Technical and Vocational Education Division of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr Issac Ezeh, has said the desire to transform the economy from agricultural base to industrialization would be an illusion if politicians and policy makers did not change their mentality that technical education was for failures.
The Mfantseman East Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has elected a 14-member executive to run its affairs for the next two years at a delegates’ congress at Ekumfi Eyisam near Mankessim.
Municipal and District Chief Executives including their Coordinating Directors have ended a four-day workshop on Employment-Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) in Koforidua.
A 26-year-old taxi driver who stole a sheep, valued at GH¢60 and belonging to an, has been sentenced to a fine of GH¢400 by a magistrate court at Akim Oda.
Election 2008 and said the author did not have in-dept knowledge of certain issues and events that happened during his eight-year administration.has reacted to a book Dr Arthur Kennedy had written in which he discussed events he believed contributed to the NPP losing
A total of 1,573 Ghanaians across the globe were deported between January 2008 and June 2009.
Two school children in Abura Asebu Kwamankese in the Central Region are reported dead after a Nissan Pick-Up run over them, Monday.
38-year-old mason who thought the best way to curtail the stealing habit of his niece was to tie, beat her up and insert fresh pepper into her vagina has found himself in the grips of the Tema Police.
Reports of some police personnel refusing to patronise food from the military canteen in Bawku have elicited a strong warning from the Police Administration that they would be dealt with according to Ghana Police Service Disciplinary Code.
Act 517 of 1996 which established the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is to be reviewed by April next year. The review has become necessary to give the Organisation greater authority in dealing with the emerging challenges in disaster management in the country.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Hanna Tetteh, has challenged firms to sign onto the Ghana Business Code (GhBC) to ensure respect for best business practices in the country.
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.
Cocobod Armajaro Traceable Foundation (CATF), a not-for-profit organisation that carries out projects in Ghanaian cocoa farming communities, has embarked on a further programme to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farming communities by distributing 50,000 mosquito bed nets to farmers in the cocoa-growing areas of.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama saysremains stanch and enthusiastic towards the implementation of the African unity concept initiated by , her fist President.
Two illegal miners (Galamsey operators) were trapped to death in a pit at Sikaa Aminaso near Kenyase in theof the Brong Ahafo Region.
The office of the Nkwanta South District Chief Executive, Mr. Joseph Nicab, was razed by fire on Tuesday.
The presidency has assured that state officials will be made to comply with the President’s directive to declare their assets.
The Most Rev. Paul Bemile, Catholic Bishop of Wa, has called on the government to allow parents to choose the schools they want for their children.
ECOWAS is working to create a single investment jurisdiction among member countries to ensure accelerated development of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises(SMEs) and to attract extra-regional Foreign Direct Investment, Professor N’galadjo Lambert Bamba, Commissioner Macroeconomic Policy said.
The Ministry of Health has commended the exemplary conduct of Dr. Abbas Adam, a neuro-surgeon, who returned to Ghana after his specialised training in Germany to take up a post at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
About 200,000 housing units are in the offing following an agreement signed between the government of Ghana and a South Korean company, STX Construction Group in Seoul.
Kumasi last year recorded a total of 222 maternal deaths, an increase over the previous year’s figure, Dr Kwesi Yeboah Awudzi, the Metropolitan Health Director, announced.
A total of 82 cases of tuberculosis (TB) were treated in Techiman Municipality last year whilst 75 cases are currently receiving treatment, Nana Stephen Nketia Katapila, Municipal TB Control Officer at the Holy Family Hospital disclosed.
Dr Yaw Baah, Deputy Secretary General of Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has urged employers to discard the perception that women were "expensive" and less reliable on labour issues due to the granting of maternity leave and other family related duties.
The Omanhene of Bechem, Nana Akwasi Ofosu Akoto-Gyaebour II, has urged the elites in society to help preserve Ghana’s rich cultural heritage.
Mr Noble Appiah, Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has urged Ghanaians to continue to play their respective roles in road safety to minimize vehicular accidents.
The Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Robert Kempes Ofosuware, has donated 1,000 Ghana Cedis to the Tema Metropolitan Chief Imam, in fulfillment of the promise made by government to Muslims towards the Islamic Development Fund.
A road safety official expressed worry that as at the end of November this year, 317 people died and 2,179 people sustained injuries in lorry accidents in the Eastern Region.
A local eatery, popularly known in Ghanaian parlance as Chop Bar, was razed down by wild gas fire at an area just opposite the Maamobi Polyclinic in Accra yesterday morning.
President John Evans Atta Mills returned to Accra on Wednesday from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, where he attended the inaugural ceremony of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.
Afakome Dayie, a 23 year old woman who burnt her kid sister’s face with a hot iron for passing the night outside, is now in the firm grips of the Dansoman Police Command.
Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Chief Executive , Mr. Alfred Vanderpuije has announced that the school shift system would end by September next year.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly will embark on a three day massive clean up exercise within the metropolis as part of its" New Accra for better Ghana" campaign which aims at transforming Accra into a modern city.
The chief of Kpassa, Nana Konja VI, has expressed concern over the sudden halt of development projects in the area, after the change of government, and has therefore appealed to the Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Joseph Amenowode, to use his good offices to ensure the continuation of the projects.
The Management of the Somey Senior High School (SOSEC) at Agbozume in the Ketu South District of the Volta Region, has made a passionate appeal to the old students,the Ministry of Education and other philanthropic organisations and individuals, to help the school in its infrastructural development to ensure quality teaching and learning.
The Nungua Traditional Council will from next year begin construction works on a community bank as part of infrastructural development projects initiated by the council.
Police at Goaso are looking for two women and a man, who together with a Cocoa Purchasing Clerk allegedly stole fermented cocoa beans belonging to Nana Agyemang Duah, Chief of New-Sawireso in Asunafo South Municipality of Brong Ahafo.
The Akyemmansa District Assembly in the Eastern region is sponsoring 300 disabled people to pursue courses in dressmaking, carpentry and masonry at the Akyemmansa Vocational Institute at Akyem Akokoaso.
"We cannot take this contaminated Burmese cereal for our citizens; you must find another country with cheap regulations and dump it on them".
The high rate of smuggling of agricultural inputs such as subsidized fertilizer and fuel to neighboring country, Burkina Faso could cause a food shortage in the Sissala West District if left unrestrained.
The Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Joseph Z. Amenorwode, has appealed to civil and public servants to implement government policies faithfully.
A three-day workshop to strengthen the teaching of culture in schools opened at the Centre forin Kumasi .
Officials of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) on Thursday inspected some high-rise buildings (buildings which have more than five floors) in Accra to ascertain their compliance with fire regulations and specific requirements of the Service.
The State on Thursday said the jury which will be empanelled for the trial of the alleged killers of the late Alhaji Issah Mobilla, former Northern Regional Chairman of the Convention’s People Party, should be confined so that they are not influenced or prejudiced.
The Northern Network for Education Development (NNED), a civil society organisation, has called on government to check misappropriation of the Capitation Grant by school authorities.
The District Chief Executive for East Mamprusi District, Mr. Adam Imoro, has expressed worry about the imminent danger the Gambaga/Nalerigu Dam poses as it stands to break its banks any
The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Caesar Kale, says the
National Democratic Congress (NDC) is poised to win the 2012 elections and has urged the newly elected constituency executives of the party to see that as a challenge and work towards its achievement.
Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL), operators for Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), would re-double efforts at bridging the gap between the increasing demand for water and supply in some parts of the Greater-Accra Region.
The management of Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has warned the public about the importation of 6,000 bags of unwholesome rice by the management of Supermaritime Company based in Takoradi.
An Accra High Court on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by former Tourism Minister Jake Obetsebi Lamptey against the Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Justice, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, seeking damages for trespassing on a property under legal contention.
An award scheme to reward commercial vehicle stations and their drivers with zero or least road accidents each year has been instituted.
Government has been urged to effectively enforce laws and policies that protect women and children against all forms of violence and abuse.
An European printing firm well-known for the printing of security documents like electronic passports and various identification cards, has announced a search for partnership with printing organizations in Africa.
Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL), operators of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), would re-double efforts at bridging the gap between the increasing demand for water and supply in some parts of the Greater-Accra Region.
The police Thursday picked the three top officials of the Kinapharma Pharmaceutical Company for possessing substances prohibited under Ghana’s Narcotic Control Law.
Mrs Emma Ocran, Legal Director of the National Insurance Commission (NIC) urged Ghanaians to take insurance policies, particularly life insurance, to assist them when the need arises.
Members of the Ghana Water Company Women Association (GWCWA), presented assorted items worth GH¢1,000 to the inmates of Weija Leprosarium to improve their livelihood.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms. Hannah Tetteh, said government would use micro finance as a key strategy in reducing poverty and achieving the country’s Millennium Development Goals.
Japan has officially handed over to government 16,035 tonnes of rice as part of its food aid programme to assist Ghana to meet its food needs.
The cashew industry holds tremendous economic potential for Ghana, Mr. Christian Dahm, Managing Director of African Cashew Alliance, an international NGO, has said.
Management of Delta Air Lines would from next year June commence a second non-stop service with three weekly flights between Accra and the world’s largest airline hub in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has advised teachers to embark on a sit-down strike effective Monday, December 14.
Minister of Energy Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei has called on employees of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to ensure that this year’s yuletide is without power outages.
Act 517 of 1996 which established the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is to be reviewed by April next year.
The Bongo Civic Union (BODCU), a non-governmental organisation in the Bongo District, has organised a sensitization programme on health for two communities, Adaboya and Awukabisi.
The Deputy Minister for the Upper East Region, Mrs. Lucy Awini, has advised the youth to use positive ways in transforming their lives for a better future.
As part of activities commemorating this year’s International Human Rights Day, officials of the Abibiman Foundation, a non-governmental organization and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) toured some slums in the Tema Metropolis.
An Accra Fast Track High Court has sentenced two young men, Stephen Kwabena Appenteng, 23, and Oscar Kweku Asenso, 21, to 40 and 20 years respectively imprisonment in hard labour for conspiracy to commit crime and robbery.
School vehicles in Koforidua are flouting road traffic regulations to the risk of the children who board them.
The two main roads linking Tamale to Gushegu, and Yendi to Gishegu, are increasingly becoming unmotorafole and inaccessible, to the discomfort of both passengers and drivers.
The Suhum Magistrate’s Court presided over by Miss Kokuvie-Tay, has sentenced the Managing Director of Silver Spoon Hotel at Suhum to a fine of GH¢ 100 for committing environmental offence.
Anfoega Senior High School is in serious need of a kitchen and has therefore appealed for help to construct one.
A district magistrate’s court at Kade, has remanded into prison custody, Kwadwo Isaac, who allegedly stole a mobile phone belonging to a female student, after he attempted to rape her.
The District Chief Executive for Nanumba South District, Alhaji Seidu Amidu has called for greater co-operation and a common vision between revenue collectors and tax payers, to advance the development of the area.
Six of the eight Executive Officers of the Tema West Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), had declared their intention to run a parallel administration until sanity is restored to the party.
Plans are underway for the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to increase its daily operational capacity of 45,000 barrels of crude oil to 145,000 barrels.
A 20 year old gay who had been parading as a prostitute for the past four years was yesterday arrested by the police in Accra.
A 49-year-old driver mechanic in Wa, Fuseini Yahaya, died through an accident involving the official vehicle of theChief Executive (DCE), Mr. Robert Bakah Wavei.
Mr. Moses Azaglo, a former Chairman of the the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ketu North constituency in the Volta Region has been re-elected at a delegates’ congress at Ehi.
The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) is to hold a National Flower Festival in the Eastern Region.
Government is to support the establishment of community radio stations in each district across the country.
The Upper West Regional Director of Health Service, Dr. Alexis Nang-Beifubah, has appealed to traditional rulers to investigate all maternal related deaths in their communities and punish husbands whose negligence resulted in the death of their pregnant wives.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has appealed to District, Municipal and Metropolitan Chief executives to consider the use of labour based technology in infrastructural projects in their areas to help create employment for the people.
The Public Works Department (PWD) says estimates for the renovation of seven ministerial bungalows are yet to be considered by the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing.
A group of research scientists at the Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) has appealed for the inclusion of indigenous tree species in the national reforestation programme.
The Government has been urged to move quickly on the development of a national policy on climate change to mitigate its damaging effects on lives and property.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, has pledged the Government’s determination to tackle rural poverty head-on by creating opportunities to stimulate overall economic growth.
Alhaji Mohammed Seidu, has retained as chairman of Asante Akim North branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the party’s constituency election held at Konongo.
A Purchasing Clerk, Mr Isaac Kofi Marfo, has been elected the new Chairman of the Atwima-Mponua Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
President John Atta Mills has cautioned the Ghana Police Service not to be complacent in combating crime and criminal activities.
President John Evans Atta Mills,urged the polytechnics not to abandon their mission and rather concentrate on research and development and the training of career-oriented human capital, required for accelerated development.
Mr Yu Wenzhe, Chinese Ambassador,said the two countries are exploring new opportunities for faster development as the world undergoes unprecedented changes and adjustment.
The Ninth Rural Enterprises Project Clients Exhibition and Trade Show has ended at Asamankese in the Eastern Region.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) would from January next year enforce vigorously all its bye laws on the environment and cleanliness.
The Administrative Officer of the Eastern Regional Secretariat of the (NDC), Mr Rexford Godwin Ansah-Appiah, has announced his bid for the position of Deputy Regional Secretary of the party.
Doctors, Nurses and other paramedical staffs of the Winneba Government Hospital staying at the Low-cost Area, have threatened to leave the hospital following persistent attacks on them by armed robbers.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has presented two cheques for GHc 1,700 to the Pediatric Surgery Unit of the Korle-Bu , paving way for a surgical operation to be conducted on two children suffering from anoretal anomali condition.
Mr. Fiifi Kwetey, a financial institutions prepare in earnest to support the emerging oil and gas sector.and Economic Planning, called on the country’s
The South Korean Company, which is to undertake the multi-billion 200,000 housing project in Ghana is making another huge foray into the housing sector.
The former President, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has called on Ghanaians to support President John Evans Atta Mills to succeed because he has great intentions for Ghana.
Micro finance institutions in basic health care services to the poor, by subsidising the premiums they pay to subscribe to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).can help increase access to
The Youth in Agriculture Programme is to benefit from a 300 acre land in the Krachi West District to boost its operations.
The Ghana Armed Forces has reacted to media reports about alleged misconduct of military personnel deployed to Bawku and Nalerigu on internal security operations, saying it had caused the High Command a great deal of concern.
Twenty-two Police Officers had ended a maiden pre-selection training of trainers course in Kumasi.
Stakeholders at a peace building seminar in Wa have called on people without royal lineage not to interfere in chieftaincy matters, as their activities were disturbing the peace in the North.
President John Evans Atta Mills has assured the people of Kete-Krachi that the ferry between Krachi and Kejeji would commence operation from the first quarter of 2010 to improve economic activities in that part of the country.
The management of Kinarpharma, a pharmaceutical company, has demanded a formal apology from the police “for damaging the company and its management’s hard earned reputation.”
The Public Relations Officer of the Wa Municipal Mutual Health Insurance Scheme, Mr. Nasiru Abass, has urged clients of the National Health Insurance Scheme to petronise health institutions with their cards for proper treatment and avoid abusing the scheme so as to sustain it.
Mr. Reuben Adamtey, Bolgatanga Branch Manager of the ARB Apex Bank has advised rural and community banks to check fraud in the banking industry.
Ghana and Togo would strengthen bilateral relations and co-operation in areas of mutual interest, following fruitful deliberations between the two countries at the just ended 3rd Session of the Ghana-Togo Permanent Joint Commission for Co-operation.
Angry residents of Anyaa, a suburb of Accra, on Sunday morning clashed with officials of ABC Waste Management Company in protest at the unannounced dumping of refuse in their vicinity by the Company.
The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has launched a fund to develop and promote Ghanaian music and welfare of its members.
Mr Ken Peprah Dwomoh-Mensah, Senior Resource Person with the Ghana Traditional Caterers Association, has called on street food vendors to adopt and practice food safety in their operations to protect the public from communicable diseases.
Nana Kwaku Dwuma Ankoana II, Paramount Chief of Seikwa Traditional Area in the Brong Ahafo Region has suggested the establishment of a regional educational and development endowment fund, to put the Region on stronger pedestal of development.
Pupils at Afeghera Primary School at Zuarungu in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region, lie on their stomachs to take down notes as a result of inadequate classroom furniture.
Residents of Mallam ’Bollar" road in Ga South district of the Greater Accra region, have since Thursday kept vigil to prevent waste management companies from dumping refuse at a site in the area.
The Adenta Municipal office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), in collaboration with the Adenta municipal assembly have assisted a family who had their roof ripped off as a result of a severe windstorm with some relief items.
Government is to harness the economic potential of Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) to create 45,000 jobs to reduce the unemployment situation in the country by 2011, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communication has said.
The Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) has called on government to consider allocating 10 per cent of the country’s oil revenue to support education of the disabled.
President John Evans Atta Mills has urged the University for Development Studies (UDS) and stakeholders to collaborate with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to improve upon the living conditions of the people in the North.
The Ministry of Tourism and the Ghana Tourists Board, has denied allegations by an Accra based newspaper that the sector ministers had taken bribe from Zakhem limited, a company developing a hotel at the Accra Race Course.
A headmaster has appealed to the Ministry of Education to set up a fund to support and promote the organisation of excursions in schools, especially in deprived institutions.
Miss Irene Essel, 2009 National Best Teacher, has called on students to desist from examination malpractices and to respect authority.
Parliament has approved a 2.8 million Euro loan agreement between Ghana and the KBC Bank of Belgium for the supply and installation of heavy duty washing machines for 13 hospitals in the country.
A 30-year-old driver appeared before a circuit court in Accra for allegedly defrauding a medical practitioner of GHC107, 000 and 7,700 dollars under the pretext of purchasing vehicles for him.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has disclosed that government was working towards the setting up of a permanent committee to oversee the progress of pilgrims to the Holy City of Mecca.
Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, Founder of the Kristo Asafo Church, has donated food items, home appliances and 2,000 Ghana cedis to the Ghana Air Force as part of his contribution towards their annual end of year party of the Force.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has been urged to strengthen its internal control mechanisms to ensure that drivers comply with the road traffic regulations for the safety of passengers.
The Parliamentary Press Corps has presented a laptop computer to the Eastern Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) at a short ceremony at Koforidua.
Six persons are feared to have died in an accident which occured in an intersection close to the Budumburam camp in the Awutu Senya district of the Central region.
The Public Works Department (PWD) has said that estimates for the renovation of seven ministerial bungalows were yet to be considered by the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing.
The Central Regional office of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) says it is enforcing the use of the new warning triangles with reflective lights to help curbin the region.
Nene George Teye Amedallor 111, the Chief Fisherman, has expressed concern about illegal fishing activities going on along some coastal areas of the country.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has appealed to District and Municipal Chief executives to consider the use of labour based technology in infrastructural projects in their areas to help create employment for the people.
Some 36 million people have been cured of tuberculosis (TB) over the past 15 years through a rigorous approach to treatment endorsed by WHO.
The Nkusukum Traditional Area in the Mfantseman queen mother whose level of education is below senior high school.would not accept nomination of any person as a chief or
The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of Volta River Authority .
The Apam District magistrate’s court has remanded a 40-year-old fisherman in police custody for stealingvalued at 200 Ghana cedis.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Mahmud Khalid, has expressed concern about the increased rate of alcoholism intake among women in the region.
Seventy out of the 499 candidates of Amaniampong Senior High School (SHS) who sat for the 2009 West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have had their English papers cancelled.
The Tepa circuit court has convicted 30-year-old Hamza Mohammed, who raped several women at Tepa, to 20 years imprisonment.
The Ghana Police Service on Monday warned vehicle owners about rising cases of car snatching and advised the public to be careful to avoid falling victim to the criminals.
An unidentified man believed to be in his mid-30’s has been found dead in the Tano River in Techiman.
The assembly Member for the Fawohoyeden Electoral Area in the Asunafo North Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region has called for a ban on the use of chemicals by farmers to clear weeds before planting their crops.
The Forikrom community credit union generated an income of GHC 15,480.87 between July 2007 and June 2009 financial year.
Members of the Technical Committee for the(WAMZ) held a meeting to discuss measures critical for a smooth introduction of a common currency, the Eco, by 2015.
Teachers in basic and junior high schools, in Accra on Monday started the much anticipated sit-down strike as announced by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) last week to demand better conditions of service and unpaid allowances.
The newly elected Chairman of Kwabre East Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Awal Aziz, has called for unity of purpose to ensure the progress of the party.
Ghana, in compliance with the standards of the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICA) will introduce the use of readable passports with biometric data by April 2010.
The Committee of Enquiry into the fire outbreak at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration on October 21, 2009, has presented its report to government.
The Volta Regional Police Command has initiated a self-help project to build a clinic estimated at 20,000 Ghana cedis to serve its personnel and victims of domestic violence.
The newly constituted eight-member Board of Directors of Ghana Export Promotion Council (GEPC), has been tasked to ensure that Ghana’s non-traditional exports had access to the Asian market.
The government of Ghana and the German Development Cooperation (KFW) have signed a loan and financing agreement to support the local government system in the country.
The Executive Committee of the West Mamprusi District Assembly has directed the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to distribute all Ghana @ 50 paraphernalia still locked up in the assembly’s store room to people.
The Northern Sector Command of the Customs, Excise and Preventive Services (CEPS) has destroyed 330,000 cartons of seized cigarettes.
The Directorate of the Upper East Regional Road Safety Commission (RSC) has been able to achieve some of its mandate of ensuring that motor riders use crash helmets, insure their bikes and posses genuine license among others things before going on the road.
Accra North East Divisional Command of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) has organized a day’s road safety campaign and crime awareness workshop for drivers in Madina, Accra.
Ghana is about 70 per cent deficient in the supply of anti-retroviral drugs to the 230,000 people living with HIV in the country.
The former President, Flight Lieutenant JerryJohn Rawlings arrived in Morocco on Monday, December 14, to participate in the Africities Summit taking place in the historical Moroccan market city of Marrakech.
The Standing Joint Negotiating Committee of Ghana Education Service (GES) and Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) have been asked to negotiate all outstanding issues concerning the Collective Agreement of teachers within two weeks.
Members of Parliament (MPs), have expressed their views on the reduction of budget estimates of the Electoral Commission (EC) from GHC67 Million Ghana Cedis to GHC 10 Million Cedis for the 2010 District Level Elections, by the Executive.
The Mayor of Accra, Alfred Vanderpuye, was heckled by angry market women on Monday November 14, when he led dozens of heavily-built men to demolish structures at the Kaneshie Market.
The Ghana Police administration has stated it owes no apology to the management of Kinapharma Ghana Limited, one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the country.
Mr. Kwame Brefo-Boateng, the Tema Metropolitan Focal Person for HIV/AIDS, has appealed to religious organisations to wage a relentless war against HIV/AIDS.
The Tema Youth For Christ (TYFC), a non-governmental organisation, in collaboration with the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, the Ghana AIDS Commission, the Ghana Education Service, and the Standard Chartered Bank, have organised an HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme for Junior High School students in the Ashaiman Municipality to mark World AIDS Day.
arrived back home after a 10-day working visit to Switzerland and Italy.
Miss Endurance Amoah, the President of Potential Youth Club (PYC), has said indiscipline among the youth could be curbed if adults preached temperament and emotional control to them.
The Lower West Akyem Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has re-elected Mr Abu Zayed Teye-Addo, as its Chairman.
A 9-member newly elected executives of the Ledzokuku constituency of the(NDC) have been sworn in with a call on the supporters to forge ahead in unity to move the NDC towards achieving its developmental goals.
The Human Rights Division of the Fast Track High Court on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of four soldiers who were being held for the murder of Mr Rokko Frimpong, former Deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB).
The chief of Oblogo, Nii Kwaku Bibini, has been accused of destroying property belonging to some residents of Oblogo, a suburb of Accra, last Sunday night.
Leaders across the political divide in Parliament have urged the government to freeze the issuance of new licences for oil production until an appropriate regulatory framework has been determined by Parliament.
About 10,000 women in the Sissala East and West Districts of the
Upper West Region have formed the Villages Savings and Loans
Associations (VSLA) and mobilised GH¢ 90,000 through a micro-finance savings model code-named Accumulating savings and Credit Associations (ACSA).
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has directed all its members to resume work until further instructions from the national secretariat.
Four teachers and six pupils of the Atwima-Manhyia Methodist Primary School have been honoured for their hard work and outstanding academic performance.
The youth in Nkoranza area have been advised to take their studies seriously to enable them to acquire skills and knowledge required for national development instead of seeking to get rich overnight.
The Asante Akim Rural Bank in its quest to ensure customer satisfaction and to survive the growing competition in the banking industry has re-packaged some of its products.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), says some industrial trawlers have been fishing within the Inshore Exclusive Zone (IEZ) in the past week off Winneba/Cape Coast resulting in destruction of fishing nets of canoe fishermen.
Out of about 13,142 pregnancies that were registered at health centres in the Upper West Region this year, only 8,394, representing 17.9 per cent, went through skilled delivery in hospitals.
The Ghana Muslim Mission is to establish a University at Esereso, near Kumasi, Sheikh Dr Amin Bonsu, Deputy National Imam of the Mission has announced.
The Sissala West Constituency branch of the New Patriotic Party retained Mr Dramani Bukari as its chairman for the next four years at its congress held at Gwollu in the Sissala West District.
Weak national control, surveillance and enforcement of existing fishery laws is leading to the use of unauthorised fishing methods on the sea, Programme Co -ordinator of Friends of the Nation (FON) said.
The Ark Foundation, Ghana has launched a documentary outlining its services for abused women and children.
The Assistant Director of Basic Education in-charge of the Tamale Metropolis, Mr. Osman Macarious Halidu, has expressed worry that about 40 schools in the area were operating under tress because they lacked classrooms.
The Krachiwura and President of the Krachi Traditional Council, Nana Mprah Besemuna III has commended government for its efforts at alleviating their problems but asked the government to urgently tackle the Kete-Krachi-Dambai stretch of the road without any further delay.
UT Financial Services has donated cheques totalling GH¢ 27,000.00 to six non-government organisations, to enhance their activities.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings, has observed that the comments he made about President John Evans Atta Mills integrity during the Brong Ahafo Region @50 awards ceremony in Sunyani, was a wake-up call to the government.
The Registrar General’s Department (RGD), has registered 2,798 marriages under the Marriage Ordinance, this year.
The Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) has won the bid to carry out the automation programme, under the e-Ghana project, to integrate the operations of the revenue agencies to enhance the mobilisation of national tax revenues.
The Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Tertiary Education, Dr. Joseph Annan, has pledged government’s commitment to support university authorities in Africa to collaborate and share facilities such as laboratories, instruments and libraries.
The Ministry of Energy would soon propose an amendment to the building code to make space for the erection of solar panels on the roofs of houses to make it possible to provide solar lighting in homes.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture is to distribute 21,000 goats and sheep to 2,100 farmers in 35 project districts through the Livestock Development Project.
David Ahiadu, a 20-year-old kente weaver of Agbozume has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by an Aflao circuit court for defiling a 10-year-old primary two pupil.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) David Ampah-Benin, Volta Regional Police Commander, said the security agencies had worked out well coordinated operational strategies to make the region unsafe for criminals.
Brig-Gen Martin Ahiaglo, General Officer Commanding the Southern Command of the Ghana Armed Forces, has appealed to soldiers to be mindful of the 1992 Constitution and rules of engagement during operations.
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)rallied to the side of pharmaceutical giant, Kinapharma, in a failed police suspicion of drugs on the compound of the company and called upon Government to institute an enquiry into the Police handling of the matter.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given Ghana 2.4 million doses of vaccines to cater for 10 percent of its population against the H1N1 Influenza.
A Kumasi Circuit Court has remanded a 23-year-old farmer, Augustine Kwame Sarkodie, into prison custody for dealing in cocaine.
A woman and her six children, including seven month old twins, were completely burnt when their bedroom caught fire on Sunday, December 13, throwing the Atase Community near Barekese into a state of shock and mourning.
A 20-year old driver’s mate, Yaw Poku, has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by a Kumasi Circuit Court for defiling an eight-year-old school pupil.
The Lawra District Hospital has introduced free ambulance services for pregnant women as part of efforts to reduce maternal deaths.
The, on Wednesday presented enforcement equipment worth GH¢ 60,000 to the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service in Accra.
Mr Yaw Owusu Obimpeh has been elected Ashanti Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The government has increased the modules under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) from the initial eight to 19, Mr Rashid Pelpuo, Minister of Youth and Sports, has disclosed.
The government has the vision of turning Saint Francis Girls Senior High School in Jirapa into a centre of excellence for the study of mathematics and science, Vice President John Dramani Mahama has said.
Government has begun distributing free exercise books to pupils in all public basic schools throughout the country.
Two people who were killed in the Gomoa Budumburam accident on Monday have been identified as Mr Philips Essel and Mr Isaac Yeboah, Chairman and Secretary respectively of the Gomoa Budumburam branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union.
The Government has presented an Ambulance valued at 35,000 US dollars to the HAWA Memorial Saviour Hospital at Osiem.
Government has been asked to immediately address the shortage of anti-retroviral drugs in some health facilities in the country.
Participants at the end of a two-day capacity-building workshop on climate change and food security in Tamale, have appealed to government to take adequate measures to tackle environmental problems to ensure food security.
The Republic of Korea has presented two ambulances, a Pick-up and some medical equipment valued at two million US dollars to the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council (RCC).
The Vice President John Dramani Mahama has assured Ghanaians of a better and brighter future following government’s success in stabilizing the economy in its first year in office.
Mr. Mahama gave the assurance in a Christmas message to Ghanaians and urged persons living in conflict areas to use the occasion to change their circumstances by fostering reconciliation to create a new beginning.
The Managing Director of Twifo Oil Palm Plantation (TOPP), Mr. Nenyo Asare Mate-Kole has called for the establishment of a Ghana Oil Palm board.
Mr Godact Hlordzi, Assin Foso Divisional Police Commander has appealed to the Department of Highways to construct four speed ramps in the Assin Nyankomasi township, to curb the motor accidents in the area.
A 36-year old "akpeteshie" (local liquor) seller at Asante-Juaben, Yaw Mensah, has been remanded into prison custody by a circuit court in Kumasi for dealing dried leaves suspected to be cannabis.
By January next year, all households in Koforidua and nearby towns will get uninterrupted water supply.
Mr Yussuf Imoru, Brong Ahafo Regional Manager of Islamic Schools, has urged teachers to make effective and judicious use of contact hours so as to improve upon the falling standards of education in the community.
Nana Obutu Frempong II, chief of Essaso Amanfrom in the West Akim District, has appealed to the district assembly and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to assign more trained teachers to the two schools in the community.
Ghana has the potential of competing with the world’s leading palm oil producing countries if her palm plantation sector is well exploited and backed with relevant technology, Mr. Vanish Bandar, Head of Consumer Products, Pacific Inter Link, Malaysia, an international manufacturing firm, has said.
Scientists in Canada say they have identified a defective gene which may be responsible for miscarriage in a large number of women.
A 40-year-old woman has been knocked down by a 29-year-old motor rider, a statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of the Tema Regional Police Command has said.
The Chief and people of Sakyikrom, near Nsawam in the Akwapem South Municipality, has launched a three year development plan at the cost of 10,000 Ghana cedis.
The length of a man’s fingers can reveal how physically aggressive he is, Canadian scientists have said.
Mr Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, has been commended for his commitment towards the provision of educational and road infrastructure in the area.
The Wli waterfall in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region, which is one of the major tourist attractions in the region, is going to waste.
A one day orientation has been organised by the Yendi Municipal Assembly for 60 Assembly members of the Yendi in the Norther Region.
The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) would be extended to Junior High School (JHS) within the next two years, a government official has said.
The Ashaiman Municipal Authority has begun a massive decongestion exercise to rid the city of all traders and hawkers who sell on pavements and in unauthorized structures. The exercise, according to the Authority, is to allow for free flow of traffic.
A resident of Somanya in the Eastern Region, Kwame Wayo Acheampong, has found himself in the grips of the law after pouncing on his tenant and chewing part of his scrotum in a fierce fight last Thursday.
Traders at Danquah Circle in Accra had their wooden structures, containers and wares destroyed on Tuesday by bulldozers after several warnings to evacuate went unheeded.
The Asante Akyem Rural Bank maintained a satisfactory performance in both the second and third quarter of 2009, according to the Apex Bank’s Efficiency Monitoring Unit quarterly report.
Vice President John Mahama says countries of the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) could have better endured the shocks created by the Global Economic Meltdown if they had a common currency.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, says the government is determined to step up skills training for the youth to enable them to become economically self supporting.
The University for Development Studies (UDS) has introduced 12 new programmes in response to present socio-economic challenges and market demands.
The Cultural Department of the Iranian Embassy in Accra has opened a 10-day books exhibition on the Islamic nation’s culture in Kumasi.
A 13-member Board of Governors of the Namong Senior High School at Offinso has been inaugurated with a reminder to the nation to appreciate the child’s right to education as a shared responsibility.
Despite fears of a clash between the two main rival camps within the Asante Akim South branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the party has held a peaceful delegates’ conference to elect new officers.
Light for Children Ghana, a non-governmental organization (NGO), has funded the construction of teachers quarters with space for six at the cost of GH¢ 31,400.00 for the Gyansa community in the Sekyere Central District.
The Ghana Education Service and the United States Agency for International Development have jointly launched a training programme to upgrade reading skills teaching in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality.
The World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have initiated discussions with the managements of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL) on how to find a comprehensive and sustainable solution to problem facing urban water supply in Ghana.
The Sissala West District Assembly has devised a number strategies, including sale of stickers for motor bikes and bicycles and visits to kraals to collect cattle rates, to enable it meet its revenue targets.
President John Evans Atta Mills on Thursday noted that easing traffic congestions in the cities does not depend on the construction of more roads but their effective management.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Paul Quaye, has assured the nation that his administration would continue to implement human face policing.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has attributed Africa’s current economic downturn to the corruption and unpatriotic nature of some of its leaders.
Media personnel have been asked to support the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to prevent the misuse of agro-chemicals by farmers, which could result in deaths, cancer, miscarriage, jaundice, fibrosis and infertility.
The Southern Zone Co-ordinator of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Collins Akuamoah Danso, said the law governing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) would be reviewed next year to ensure efficiency of the scheme.
A total of 3,309 out of 75,508 people who tested for HIV in the Volta Region between January and October 2009 were positive.
A former District Chief Executive for Garu-Tempane under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration, Mr Joseph Kpemka Dindiok, has announced his intention to contest for the position of the Regional Secretary of the NPP.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has designed and developed a software which would soon be used to assist tax payers in the compilation of their income tax returns.
An international non-governmental organisation (NGO), has constructed over 30 hand dug wells in 65 Communities in the Savelugu/Nanton District to improve upon water and sanitation.
Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus Society of the Tamale Diocese of the Catholic Church has feted and donated some food items to the Nyohini Children’s Home inTamale as part of the Christmas festivities.
The Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) has appealed to the government to ensure that issues affecting persons with disabilities are considered in the implementation of projects and programmes towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.
Mr Kobina Pra-Annan, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Chief Executive, has inaugurated the Western Regional branch of the Ghana Oil and Gas Service Providers Association (GOGSPA) at Takoradi.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Awutu-Senya, Mr Nuhu Adams, says the deadline for traders operating at the Kasoa old market to move to the new one ends Friday, December 18, 2009.
Na Abdulai Adam, Chief of Dalimbila, a farming community within the Tamale Metropolis, has appealed for the provision of social amenities and educationalinfrastructure in his area.
The National President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Dr. Samuel Asiedu-Addo, has said the association was poised to foster close collaboration with University authorities to market their institutions to the outside world.
The East Akim Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Simon Peter Asirifi, said two operations conducted by national security operatives had led to reduction in illegal gold mining in the municipality.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS), in collaboration with some Dangme communities, have launched a Community-Based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) at the Pute Presbyterian Primary and Junior High School Health Centre at Pute near Ada.
The West Akyem Municipal Assembly has decided to ask the former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Kwabena Sintim-Aboagye, to refund an amount of GHC 2,836.
Government has called on two regulatory authorities - the Police Council and National Media Commission - to investigate the conduct of the Police and in the Kinapharma mishap.
Bakaano, a suburb of Cape Coast on Wednesday evening was a stage for drama , when seven police officers dressed in their muftis, brutally assaulted a taxi driver, Osei Badu.
The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of(VRA) .
The Managing Director of the Twifo Oil Palm Plantation (TOPP), Mr. Neneyo Mate Kole, has said TOPP would institute an awards scheme to honour hard working teachers of the TOPP Basic School at Twifo Ntefrawaso.
A 25 year old man who allegedly posed as a medical doctor and offered treatment to people has been grabbed by the Adenta police.
Elephants have invaded some farms in the Sissala area of theand destroyed crops that were ready to be harvested.
The Minister of Transport, Mr Mike Hammah, has appealed to assembly members to work hard and also contribute towards the success of the government’s plan to ensure a "better Ghana".
Mobile Phone users have been advised not to put their phones in their pockets and around their wastes to avoid the risk of becoming impotent and other health hazards.
Harry Albert Kwarteng, a marketing executive, in Kumasi, who unlawfully interfered with the Tigo post-paid lines to divert international calls into the country wasarraigned before an Accra .
The President of the National House of Chiefs, Professor Wulugu Naba Pugansoa Naa Nabila, says inadequate budgetary allocation to the House is a major constraint on the performance of responsibilities assigned them by the 1992 Constitution.
PLAN International, a child-centred NGO, Teaching Hospital, paving way for a surgical operation to be conducted on a five-year-old hole-in-heart boy.presented a cheque for $7,000.00 to the Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle-Bu
The Central Region Development Commission (CEDECOM) is in collaboration with the German Development Services (DED) to start sensitization programmes to promote good governance in the region.
The Majority Leader, Mr. , has appealed to the executive arm of government to consider empowering Parliament logistically to be able to hold other arms of government accountable.
All have not been well with mothers in the Upper West Region this year as 44 maternal deaths have been recorded with 40 of the deaths occurring at health facilities and four in communities.
Two three-classroom blocks with offices, stores and staff common rooms built at a of GH 96,000 have been handed over to the Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) by the contractors at separate ceremonies.
The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Mr Sadas Kyeremateng, has drawn attention to the need to maintain fire safety standards at workplaces to prevent disasters.
Thirty communities in the Upper West Region which are beneficiaries of the Ghana Environmental Management Project have each embarked on the restoration of 100 hectares of degraded land in their communities.
The Asante Akim North Municipal Assembly has earmarked GH¢ 15,000 from its common fund as seed money for the establishment on an education development fund to promote quality education in the municipality.
Development partners have pledged to provide $450 million to support the implementation of the 2010 budget under the Multi-Donor Budget Support (MDBS) mechanism.
The Ashanti Regional Education Director, Mr Joseph Kwabena Onyinah, has called on society to join the campaign for Girl-Child Education in order to enable them to develop self-confidence.
The five soldiers who were discharged last Tuesday by the Human Rights Court, have been re-arrested and put before a lower court on charges of conspiracy and murder.
The Afigya-Kwabre, has initiated steps to provide vocational skills training for people with disability.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated a 26-member Task Force at the Castle, Osu, to prepare the ground for the establishment of two, one in Ho and the other in Sunyani.
A 17-year old student of the Bibiani Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Junior High School (JHS) has been stabbed to death in a fight with another teenager known only as Rauf.
The Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, has advised Ghanaians in the Gambia to educate their children to enable them become responsible citizens in future.
The Asante-Mampong Municipal Assembly has incorporated HIV-AIDS education into its development agenda.
A group of 17 citizens of Nkoranza based in Japan led by Mr. Enoch Adjei Yeboah has donated an ambulance toDirectorate of Health Service to improve health service delivery to the people.
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ahey of Four Battalion of Infantry (4BN), has urged schools’ cadet corps to let discipline become their hallmark because that this is the way to success.
Three people have been placed in police custody, for attempting to bribe the police with an amount of GH¢800.
Comic Relief, a United Kingdom Charity, is rolling out a pilot dubbed "Tackling Educational Needs Inclusively" (TENI) in all basic schools in the Talensi Nabdam District in Upper East, West Mamprusi District in Northern and Jirapa in the Upper West Regions.
Sixty-five employees of the Dangme East District Hospital (DEDH) at Ada, were honoured for their meritorious service to the hospital with Mrs. Wilhelmina Dora Sarfowa, a nurse, emerging as the over-all best worker.
Ms Betty Busumtwi-Sam, Deputy Western Regional Minister,called on pre-school teachers and caregivers to engage children in developmentally appropriate practices to enable them develop their aptitude for practical vocations.
The Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly has improved upon its revenue collection by almost hundred percent in ten months.
The Business Democrats of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), a group of traders at the Kumasi Central Market, have hailed the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) for decongesting the city’s Central Business District (CBD).
Mr. Ben Djakumah, a 60-year-old Marine Engineer has been elected as the new Chairman of the Tema West Constituency branch of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) at their Delegates Conference.
Rapists and thieves are targeting female students of the Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO), which impacts negatively on academic work, Alhaji Tahiru I. Mohama, Headmaster of the school has complained.
Chiefs and land owners have been called upon to release land for the Youth in Agriculture Programme (YAP), to increase food production in the country.
Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has rallied losers at the various regional and constituency elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to ensure the party’s victory in the 2012 polls.
Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, Mayor of Accra,concluded his week end-long pilgrimage to religious enclaves in the capital to pray for the success of the ’New Accra for a better Ghana’
WACAM, human rights and mining advocacy nongovernmental organisation, has condemned the brutalization of demonstrators of the Atta ne Atta community by the Military for engaging in lawful demonstration against Goldfields Ghana Limited Damang Mine.
The Navrongo Research Centre (NHRC), in Kassena Nankana West, in the Upper East Region has launched a new health project, dubbed "QUALMAT", which is aimed at improving maternal and newborn health, through improved health delivery.
Bush fires, have been identified, as of the major threats that is likely to affect the implementation of the Ghana Environmental Management Project (GEMP), in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.
A Research, carried out by Action Aid Ghana (AAG), an anti-poverty Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has revealed that Violence Against Women" (VAW) is one of the major causes of HIV/AIDS in the three Northern Regions of the country
Consumers of the locally prepared alcoholic drink, Akpeteshie, will now pay more for the commodity following the approval last Friday by Parliament of a 20 per cent tax on it.
A United Kingdom company, Biomass UK Limited is partnering two UK-based Ghanaians to process cocoa pods into potash for export and local generation of electricity.
The High Court in Sefwi Wiawso, presided over by Mr Justice K. B. Aning, has dismissed an application for interim injunction filed by about 30 former caterers of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) against the Western Regional Minister and District Chief Executives (DCE) in that region.
Mrs Gifty Afenyi-Dadzie, Prayer Director of Aglow International Fellowship Ghana, has urged women to resist the temptation of focusing on their interests alone and think about the wellbeing of the nation as well.
A combined police force in the Brong Ahafo Region have arrested 13 suspects during a dawn swoop for possessing dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp.
President John Evans Atta Mills returned home from Copenhagen, Denmark, where he attended the world summit on climate change.
A three-day workshop on the establishment of Natural Resource Conservation Departments at Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) has ended at Busua in the Ahanta West District.
Mr. Virtus Zack, a teacher of the Agona Kwanyako Roman Catholic Junior High School was in the early hours of Saturday shot and killed by masked armed robbers who attacked him in his house.
A two-week intensive course for 10 boat operators and managers from the National Health Insurance Authority and the Tsetsefly Eradication Unit of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture who operate on the Volta Lake ended at the Ghana Navy Trade Training School at Sekondi in the Western Region.
The New Juabenhas contracted a Chinese Company to redesign the pavilions at the Centre for National Culture (CNC) in Koforidua for the relocation of the Beads Market from the Jackson’s park.
Mr. Ransford Tetteh, the President of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) and Editor of the Daily Graphic, has stressed the need for journalists to abide by the code and ethics of the profession.
Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, has advised Municipal and District Assemblies in the region to ensure that all financial resources channeled into their coffers were used to enhance development.
The Kintampo South District Chief Executive, Hon. Kwadwo Nyame Datiakwa has reiterated the need for Ghanaians to appreciate the invaluable role teachers play in the development of education.
The Okere constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has held its delegates congress to elect new executives to steer the affairs of the party in the constituency at Abonsi .
The New Juaben Municipal Teachers Savings Association, last year invested GHC 110,000.00 in the purchase of parcels of lands for its members.
Mrs Ama Benyewa-Doe, Central Regional Minister, has appealed to Assembly Members in the region to work hard to increase their Internally Generation Fund (IGF) to support their.
The Tema Regional Police Command has arrested 16 suspected armed robbers at Klagon near Ashaiman, for attempting to rob a warehouse belonging to Novel Commodities Ghana Limited.
Mr Samuel K. Asare, National President of the Association of the Deaf, has appealed to the media to create awareness on issues concerning the deaf to enable them to be integrated well into the society.
Records at the Ghana statistical Service indicate that Ghanaians spend about 10.3 per cent of their annual income on alcohol and tobacco.
A teacher of the Agona Kwanyako Roman Catholic Junior High School, Mr Virtus Zack, had to lose his life in the most bizzare and uncanny way when armed robbers pounced on him, shooting and killing him in his house at Agona Kwanyako in the Central Region.
Members of Akim Nsutam Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church in the Fanteakwa District had raised GH¢1,800 at a Fund Raising Rally towards the construction of a new church building.
The Saint Martins De Pores Credit Union at Atonsu Agogo in Kumasi, recorded a profit of GH ¢64,208.09 this year as against GH¢51,663.16 last year.
TheMetropolitan Assembly will increase its expenditure on education next year, Mr Kobina Pra-Annan, the Metropolitan Chief Executive, has announced.
The Atobiase Catholic Primary School nearin the has received two separate donations of five computers and 40 dual desks valued at a total cost of GH¢2,800.00.
It is a sad and sorry sight of unimaginable human suffering; of bright lives, powerful brawns and brilliant brains badly bruised and blighted by disease. It is a tale full of terrible and tragic oddities.
The Right Reverend Dr Yaw Frimpong-Manso, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has urged Ghanaians to accept the challenge to collectively take the nation out of its socio-economic problems.
President John Evans Atta Millslaunched a national crusade for time consciousness and punctuality, stressing discipline as the basis for national prosperity.
Four sub chiefs of the Kumawu Traditional Council in the Ashanti Region have filed a writ at the Kumasi High Court against the "wanton sale" of the Kumawu stool lands by the Queen, Nana Serwaa Amponsah and others.
The Ghana Baptist University College (GBUC) has held its first Presidential Ball at Amakom in Kumasi with a call on students to be serious with their studies to justify the investments being made on them.
The Veterinary Services Department (VET) has held a two day simulation exercise for relevant stakeholders drawn from various departments and agencies in the Western Region to test their readiness for a possible outbreak of influenza in the country.
Total assets of Dormaa Teachers Cooperative Credit Union increased from 1.16 million Ghana cedis in 2007 to 2.26million Ghana cedis in 2008 as membership appreciated by 44 per cent from 1,630 to 2,354 the same period.
Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) Basic School scored 100 percent in the 2009 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
President J.E.A. Mills has ordered the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mr Alfred Vanderpuije, to suspend the decongestion exercise in the city.
Government has declared Friday, December 25, Christmas Day as a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has cautioned the public to guard against six potential causes of disaster during the upcoming Christmas and New Year festivals.
The Children’s Service of the Asylum Down Presbyterian Church has donated items worth GH¢2000.00 to the Osu Children’s Home with an appeal to parents not to shirk their responsibilities.
The former Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Mrs Agnes Asangalisa Chigabatia, has announced her intension to run for the Regional Chairmanship position of the New Patriotic Party.
Mr. Yaw Mort, a former Nabdam Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has launched his campaign to contest the Upper East Regional Organizer of the party after he had filed his nomination.
Eric Kwasi Twum, a farmer, who stole 22 kilos of dried cocoa beans was convicted to a fine of GHC 180 by the Kade District Magistrates’ Court.
The Japanese government has granted the Ministry of Tourism GH¢1.2 million for the construction of an ultra modern Visitor Information Centre to be put up in Accra.
The National Banking College (NBC) has introduced special programmes in Risk Management and Energy Finance to prepare the banking sector to meet the demands of the emerging oil and gas industry.
An Accra Circuit Court on Monday sentenced a 30 year-old labourer to five years imprisonment for having sex with a 19 year-old mentally challenged.
An articulated truck with registration number YB 972-KJA and loaded with cola nuts has overturned on the Accra - Tema side of the Motorway, blocking the road completely and leaving in its trail a long and packed traffic jam of angry commuters.
A five-member committee set up by the West Akyem Municipal Assembly to investigate two overdraft facilities obtained from the National Investment Bank (NIB), Koforidua and Accra totaling GHC 319,000 without approval of the general house has presented its report.
Hip life musician, Kwaw Kese popularly known as the ‘King of the streets’ has held a pre-Christmas bash dubbed ‘Mad Feast’ for inmates and patients at the Pantang Mental Hospital.
An eight-year-old class three pupil of Patdorama International School in Kumasi has died as a result of the stomach complications she developed after being allegedly raped through the anus and vagina by a 16-year-old boy in the serene neighborhood of Kwadaso Estate.
President John Evans Atta Millslaunched a national crusade for time consciousness and punctuality, stressing discipline as the basis for national prosperity.
Ablade Narh, a 35-year-old driver had been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by the Tema Circuit Court ’B’ for defiling a 15-year-old girl.
A 45-year-old fisherman from Winneba based in Yeji, Kofi Sammy, has been remanded by the Winneba magistrate’s court for human trafficking and child labour.
An eminent Ghanaian Scientist has noted that a nation’s possession of natural resources does not necessarily provide sufficient basis for economic growth.
Mr Samuel.Kweku Adu Yeboah, a legal practitioner, is the new Central Regional Chairman of the(NDC).
Minister of the Interior, Mr. Cletus Avoka says government has not instructed the police to shoot and kill as way of combating armed robbery in the country as is being speculated in some quarters.
Atlas Copco Ghana Ltd, a worldwide leading industrial productivity solutions provider, has supported farmers in the Obuasi Municipality with farm implements and household items worth over GH¢ 2000.
The newly appointed Executive Director of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), Mr Julius Debrah, has vowed to ensure effective and pragmatic measures to substantially increase the country’s foreign exchange earnings from tourism.
The Government is to set up a Committee of Inquiry to investigate
allegations of institutional and administrative neglect, security failures and peddling of narcotic drugs at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Mahmud Khalid, says lack of savings is a major challenge to the growth and development of businesses in rural communities.
A meeting by the Asante-Bekwai Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to deliberate on the modalities for electing polling station
executive at Foase-Kokoben on Sunday ended in confusion.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, on Tuesday said the Minority in Parliament misconstrued the statement of the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning on judgment debts as presented in the 2010 budget.
Charles Danquah, a 30-year-old Herbalist has been remanded into prison custody by the Juaso Circuit Court for allegedly defiling his 9-year-old stepdaughter.
Fifteen farmers in the Sissala area of the Wa East District have so far
fallen victims to bush fires which continue to ravage the vegetation as the harmattan winds intensify.
A group of traders at the Kumasi Central Market, known as The Business Democrats of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have hailed the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) for its success in decongesting the Central Business District (CBD).
Mind Freedom Ghana, a civil society group, has called on human rights institutions and civil society organisations to join hands to compel government to enact the Mental Health Bill.
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has dismissed claims that government had introduced a new tax in the 2010 budget, saying what it had sought to do was to improve the efficiency of the existing tax regime.
The Jaman South District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region has placed a ban on the possession and use of bush meat to prevent the occurrence of bushfires during the harmattan season.
On Tuesday, Fire gutted more than 2,000 structures at Sodom and Gomorrah, the fourth such disaster to hit the sprawling slum in the central business district of Accra this year.
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) will from next year embark on a review of the law establishing the District Mutual Health Insurance Schemes (DMHIS) to make them interconnected and accountable to the Authority.
The Techiman Municipal Assembly envisages to collect an estimated GHC 1,051,570.00 as internally generated revenue for 2010, as against this year’s target of GHC 807,110.
The Naara Rural Bank in the Kassena-Nankana East District of the Upper East Region has introduced a new banking product known as "Child Education Trust
Account", towards savings and payments of children’s school fees.
The Builsa Community Bank in Sandema in the Builsa District of the Upper East Region, bagged 606,087.00 Ghana Cedis from its operations in 2008, representing a significant increase of 49 per cent over the previous year.
Staff of the Community Protection Unit (CPU) of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in the Builsa District, have undergone a three-day in-service training to sharpen their skills to stay professional in their operations.
Fraudulent activities including cyber crime, deceit and voodooism topped criminal cases in Central Region this year with 297 reported cases as compared to last year, which saw 211 cases.
Four hundred new HIV cases were recorded in the Dormaa Municipality between January and September this year, Mr. Jones Anim, municipal disease control officer has disclosed.
The Presiding Member of Nkoranza South District Assembly, Mr. Isaac Asirifi-Kudom has appealed to media practitioners to be circumspect in their reportage to avoid creating problems that could affect the peace and development of the country.
The Nkoranza South District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region has set up an 11-member committee to address the challenges facing education in the area.
About 205 dismissed workers of Mim Scanstyle Limited, a wood processing company in the Asunafo North Municipality, have petitioned President John Atta Mills over their wrongful dismissal by management of the company.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mine-ad Consult, an advertising and events management company, Okatakyie H. Amankwaa Afrifa said he was ready to place the Western Regional branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at its proper position if elected as the Assistant Regional Secretary of the Party.
A two-day capacity workshop for 80 community child protection committees has been held at Goaso in Asunafo North Municipality.
The Executive Director of the Centre for Literacy Empowerment, a non-governmental organization, Mr. Abudulai Jakalia, has appealed to the Ministry of Education to put certain mechanisms in place to ensure that literacy skills are taught at all levels of education in the country.
The Kade District Magistrate Court has committed a farmer, Kwame Amanor, to trial before the Circuit Court for threatening to kill five persons with a gun.
Tullow Oil has donated laboratory equipment to Half Assini Senior High School in the Jomoro District of the Western Region to facilitate the teaching of science.
Mr. Paul Tawiah Quaye, the Inspector General of Police, has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to partner the police to combat crime in the country.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has called for community participation in the fight against illegal mining in the East Akim Municipality.
Mr Kwesi Aboagye, a former Volta Regional Deputy Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC),has been elected the Regional Chairman of the Party.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Chereponi, Alhaji Issah Abah, has appealed to chiefs and land owners in the district to release land for the Youth in Agriculture Programme (YAP), to fulfil the government’s pledge of increasing food production in the country.
The Zabzugu/Tatale District Assembly is to supply 200 computers to 20 junior high schools (JHS) in the Zabzugu/Tatale District.
The Deputy Northern Regional Minister Mr. Moses Bukari Mabengba has observed that despite a grim global picture vis-avis global warming and the lack of rains, resulting in severe drought and hunger in some countries, the region had so far been spared the experience of food crises because of the hard work of farmers.
A group calling itself NPP Women Elders Group has called on supporters of the party to exercise restraint during the ongoing election of officers at the local level and ensure that there is peace at all levels of the party.
Mr James Agyenim Boateng, Deputy Minister of Information, has urged regional and district information officers to provide timely information to ensure quick responses from government.
The Government has an option to prosecute some public officials in the previous government for various acts of financial malfeasance during the organisation of the Ghana@50.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC’s) Distance Learning Programme has admitted 7,444 students, the highest since its inception nine year ago, for the 2009/2010 academic year.
Alhaji Dr Ibn Ibrahim, Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has urged health professionals to change the negative and sometimes contemptuous attitude towards patients.
Women have been exhorted to seize opportunities available to them to expand their influence and involvement in public life.
Dr. Emmanuel Marfo, a Policy Research Scientist of the Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) has called for the review of laws on chainsaw operations if the fight against the menace could be successful.
The National Executive Committee of the Ghana Cocoa Coffee Sheanut Farmers Association has confirmed Alhaj Alhassan Bukari, the Northern Regional Chief Farmer, as the substantive President of the Association.
The East Gonja District Assembly, this year, exceeded its internally generated revenue mobilization target of GH¢57,900.00 by recording an amount of GH¢73,455.90, representing 127 per cent, as at the end of November 2009.
The Asante-Mampong Municipal Assembly realised a total of GH¢105,629.38 from internally generated funds in November, Mr Daniel Appau Ohyeamang, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has announced.
A 23-year old blind man, who together with five other teenagers gang-raped an imbecile at Kwamang in the Sekyere Central District, has been sentenced to 60 months imprisonment in hard labour by a Circuit Court.
Farmer groups in the country have urged government to impose more tariffs on imported rice as a policy tool to support and step up local production.
A breakdown of the pumping machine at Winneba Water Works, has created critical water shortage at Apam, District capital of Gomoa West and its environs.
Chief Executive (DCE), Alijata Sulemana, has expressed dissatisfaction at the assembly’s performance in revenue generation and called for the overhauling of the revenue mobilisation unit.
The Birim North District Assembly is to generate GH¢ 215,765 from tolls, rates, licenses, registration of traders and conveyance fees and other internally generated sources, next year.
The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has presented 15 motorbikes worth about 20,000 Ghana Cedis to some of its staff in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region to facilitate their work.
The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has turned down offers from six companies to lift crude oil from Nigeria because of inadequate storage facility.
The Commanding Officer of 3BN Garrison, Major Cornelius Kobla Lithur has cautioned soldiers that the unit would not tolerate indiscipline, unprofessional behaviour and activities for which the Army was not constitutionally mandated.
Traders in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis have complained about poor sales despite the hustle and bustle during the Christmas season.
Madam Elizabeth Amoah-Tetteh, Deputy Minster of Education in charge of Pre-Tertiary Education, has underscored the need to improve the working conditions of teachers.
The Police in Brong-Ahafo have started special patrols and swoops in the region to ensure peace and security during the yuletide.
Three Chinese and a Ghanaian suspected of being part of a ring trafficking Chinese women into Ghana for prostitution have been arrested and put before court.
Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister has urged assembly members to be humble because good governance was about modesty, transparency, accessibility and accountability to the citizenry.
The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) is to organise a national investment forum on tourism in Accra early next year.
A nasty scene nearly erupted when mother of Emmanuella Opoku aka Attaa, the eight-year-old girl who died as a result of the stomach complications she developed after allegedly being raped through the anus and vagina by a 16-year-old boy, clashed for the first time with father of the suspect in court on Wednesday.
The Venture Capital Trust Fund and three partners has raised 10 million dollars in the first closing of the Ebankese Venture Fund, an investment fund designed to spur the growth of the Real Estate sector.
Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), has asked the heads of the various units at the University to find innovative means of raising funds to maintain projects constructed for their departments.
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has urged the media to intensify reporting on HIV and AIDS related issues, stressing stigmatisation and discrimination as the key factors militating against behavioural change.
Madam Emma Boafo-Yeboah, Founder of the Countryside Children’s Welfare Home at Bawjiase, has said assisting and showing love to the under-privileged in society, especially children, could make a great difference in their lives.
The Awutu-Senya District Assembly is engaging the service of National Service Personnel to assist in data collection on revenue to help improve its Internal Generation Fund (IGF).
Road accidents in the Central Region this year increased by 17 per cent from 540 to 632 cases, statistics at the region’s Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) has indicated.
The Elmina landing beach committee, which was inaugurated some six months ago to sell premix fuel to fishermen in the area, made a profit of over GH¢60,000.
The Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, Mrs Lucy Awuni has called on people in the three Northern Regions to use their cultural diversity to promote development.
The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has cut the sod for construction work to begin on seven Tullow-sponsored bore holes at at Asanka in the Jomoro District.
TheLucas Abadamloora, President of the Catholic Bishops Conference and Bishop of the Navrongo-Bolgatnaga Diocese is dead.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Joseph Samuel Annan, has said there would be smiles on the faces of Ghanaians next year because the economy would be better.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Mahmud Khalid, has appealed to district assemblies in the region to move away from the militant approach of collecting revenue from people.
A Pharmacist, Dr Abdul Nasirudeen, has encouraged Muslim students to assist in explaining government policies and programmes to the people.
Former President John Agyekum Kufour joined Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene and other dignitaries at the inauguration of a GH¢ 600,000.00 modern conference centre built at Appiedu, a suburb of Kumasi, drawing a big crowd.
Several soldiers from Michel Camp on Tuesday morning clashed with hawkers in Ashaiman, near Tema.
The Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has urged health professionals to change the negative and contemptuous attitude towards patients.
Government has been called upon to review the punishment for defilement, to include an obligation for those who commit that crime to bear the cost of medical treatment of their victims.
The Wa East District Assembly has declared 2010 as a year of action during which it would exploit its huge potential to maximize its internally generated revenue through sustained efforts.
A total of 12 suspected criminals have been rounded up by the Police in Ho as part of its operations to ensure a crime free festivities in the municipality and the Volta region as a whole.
The Kade District Magistrate Court has committed a farmer, Kwame Amanor, for trial before the Circuit Court for threatening to kill five persons with a gun.
The Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana, has commended members for their hard work this year and wished them well during the yuletide.
The Asamankese Circuit Court has convicted Kudjo Ansah, a 35- year-old chainsaw operator, on his own plea of guilty to eight years imprisonment in hard labour, for defiling a 14- year-old girl.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has announced that from next year the University would organize lectures for its staff that are due for retirement to enable them manage the retirement process.
The Upper West Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), says the position of Secretary is the nerve centre of all executive positions in the Party and should not be entrusted to people who will use it to do part time service to the party.
The assembly member for Apagya in thehas appealed to people in the area to endorse the President’s nominee for the District Chief Executive (DCE).
A member of the legal team of Mr. Kwadwo Mpiani, the man who supervised Ghana’s fiftieth birthday celebrations in 2007, has described recommendations by the Ghana at fifty commission of Inquiry for the prosecution of his client as unfortunate.
Traders in the Central Business District of Accra yesterday surged onto the streets to do brisk business in reaction to the apparent Presidential directive to the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive to suspend the decongesting exercise in the national capital.
A 17-year-old boy, who is believed to be a wizard, has been shot and wounded by a hunter, while sitting on the top of a tree in a forest near Ankrakese in Obuasi.
Parliament has passed the Revenue Authority Bill that is expected to establish a Ghana Revenue Authority to replace the Internal Revenue Service, the Customs, Exercise and Preventive Service and the Valued Added Tax service
The Gomoa West district assembly is sponsoring 10 youth from the area at the Regional Maritime Academy to be trained in fire fighting and survival.
After the Central regional house of Chiefs had bestowed the title Okunyin on President John Atta Mills, the fishermen of Elmina have also bestowed an honour, meaning great fisherman on him.
A traditional ruler, Nana Atta Kwaku II, has called on the National House of Chiefs to abolish the installation of absentee chiefs, since they do not contribute to the development of their traditional areas.
The chiefs and people of Gbawe, in the Ga South district of the Greater Accra region have carried out a series of activities to commemorate the 50TH anniversary of the death of Nii Boye Kojo Quartey, the fifth chief of Gbawe.
The Anyinam Kotoku Local Authority Junior High School, which recorded zero per cent in the Basic Education certificate examination for eight consecutive years, has improved its academic performance this year.
Former Municipal Chief Executive of Lower West Akyem municipality in the Eastern region, Kwabena Sintim Aboagye, says he would not refund an amount of GHC 2,836 which was spent on him by the assembly during an official trip to Sweden.
A six unit classroom block sponsored by the Ghana Education Trust Fund for Bantama M/A Primary/Junior High School in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem municipality a year ago, is standing idle because it has not been inaugurated.
The Reverend Seth Kwaku Adofo, Primate of the Brotherhood Church, has called on Christians to let the lessons of Christmas, the , reflect in their lives.
Pope Benedict XVI, has reminded Christians that Christmas was much more than the season of Santa Claus and sugar plums and it was also God’s answer to mankind’s yearning for peace.
Mr. Moses Bukari Mabengba, Deputy Northern Regional Minister, has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to ensure that teachers at the Junior and Senior High Schools level taught courses in which they have been trained.
Mathew Chapter 25, a Catholic non- governmental organization (NGO), supporting people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) in the Koforidua area, on Christmas day feted more than 1,000 people.
Some Christian homes in Cape Coast are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and that of their newly born babies.
UT Financial Services has donated food items to Angel-Zoe Foundation, an NGO assisting women and juvenile prisoners, for the upkeep of inmates at the Senior Correctional Centre in Accra.
A total of 87 road accidents were recorded in Asante-Mampong Municipality between January and November this year, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Benjamin Gyasi, Divisional Commander of the Motor Traffic Transport Unit (MTTU) has said.
The Lack of residential accommodation and structures to house decentralized government departments at Funsi, capital of the Wa East District, is seriously undermining productivity in the district.
The Ghana Network for PeaceBuilding (GHANEP) has called on the government to regulate the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the country.
The Sunyani Municipality witnessed a brisk pre-Christmas business as shoppers rushed to buy various goods for the celebration of the yuletide.
The people of Saboba in the Northern Region have been commended for their contribution towards the prevalence of peace and tranquility in the district.
The Eastern Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Stephen Andoh-Kwofie, has commended personnel in the region for their dedication to duty that had led to a reduction in the crime rate in the region.
The chiefs and people of Busunya in Nkoranza North District are constructing a market to promote revenue generation towards the rapid development of the district.
The government has been asked to invest benefits to be derived from Ghana’s oil industry in the construction of roads, hospitals, schools and other infrastructural development.
The Ministerial Committee set up last year to investigate allegations by workers of the Ghana Railway Company Limited (GRCL) against the former Managing Director, Mr. Rufus Okai Quaye, has presented its report to Mr. Mike Hammah, Minister of Transport (MOT) in Accra.
Nkoranza South District Assembly is to spend GHC40,000 on the construction of a hostel for members of the Nkoranza branch of the Society of the Physically Challenged, to enable them to learn vocations to enhance their livelihood.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Patrick Eden Timbillah, Ashanti Regional Police Commander, has expressed concern about the situation where convicted criminals came out of prison more hardened than reformed.
The Fountain of Life Chapel International, on Boxing Day, presented assorted items worth GHC1, 200 to the inmates of the Ho Prisons.
The Obuasi Municipal Health Directorate has received a GH¢7,286 cheque donation from Atlas Copco Ghana Ltd, a worldwide leading industrial productivity solutions provider towards polio eradication.
Five babies, two males and three females were recorded on Christmas Day at the Tamale Central Hospital alone.
Nana Asiedu Taku Ababio, Chief of Babianeha in Jaman South District has advised teachers, clergymen, traditional authorities and Assembly Members to join the crusade in instilling discipline, moral and traditional values in the youth.
Health service providers at the East Gonja District, are turning away patients with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards, because the scheme managers have not paid for services rendered since September, this year.
The paramount chief of Tatale Traditional Area, Obore Gariba Yankosor, has called on Christians to use the Christmas and the New Year festivities to pray for peace and unity for the years ahead.
Reverend Joseph Anyidana, the National Head Pastor of the Kingdom Life Ministry, has advised political parties to desist from making unproductive criticisms, which he said stifle growth and development.
The Abuakwa North Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Douglas Asare has called for unity within the ranks of the party to ensure victory in the 2012 general election.
The Reverend Edward Ray Odame Cudjoe, General Overseer of King’s Church Ghana, has advised Ghanaians to eschew negative tendencies like hatred, animosity, backbiting, rumour-mongering, and character assassination, which impedes development.
More than 10,000 malaria cases would be reported in the country’s health facilities by the end of the yuletide with about 60 of them resulting in infant mortality.
The Minister for Transport and Member of Parliament for Effutu, Mr Mike Hammah has appealed to churches to put in place policies and programmes that would help the youth to refrain from all anti-social vices.
The founder, leader and presidential candidate of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Mr. Daniel Lartey is reported dead.
The Reverend Minister in charge of the Breman Asikuma Ghana Baptist Convention Church, Rev. Patrick Nyampong, has urged Ghanaians to let the birth of Christ rekindle them to live in peace with one another towards the development of the nation.
The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketsia has officially launched his campaign with a call on members to educate the public about the values and ideals of the NDC.
The Official of the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), Mr Amos Adu Okyere has called for increased promotion of condom use to reduce the spread of the HIV/AIDS infection.
Bongo Naba, Baba Salifu Aleemyaarum, has called on the Government to come out with pragmatic measures to lessen the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian.
The Ellembelle District Chief Executive, Hon. Daniel Eshun has completed a three-day tour of Aiyinase North during which he inspected schools, clinics and on-going projects in 13 communities.
The 64 Infantry Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has donated $2,000 to the Ghana Cardiothoracic Centre (GCC) at Korle-Bu to boost their efforts in working on diseased hearts.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor on Tuesday consoled the family and friends of the late Mr. Dan Lartey describing him as "one of the political stalwarts of our time".
Town guards are to be deployed to assist the Ghana Police Service, to ease traffic congestion at the Ga South Municipal Assembly next year.
New forms for the issuance of biometric passports will be available to Ghanaian applicants from January 25, 2010 when the old forms will be withdrawn.
The Agona West Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Felix Obeng Forson, has appealed to people engaging in violent clashes in the municipality to stop and allow law enforcement agencies to deal with the offenders.
A huge consignment of rice, which has been emitting excessive offensive odour due to contamination and declared as unsafe for human consumption by health authorities in Guinea and Sierra Leone, was Wednesday accepted as wholesome for the people of Ghana by the Ghana Standards Board.
The Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional Area, Naba Baba Salifu Aleemyaarum has called on people from the area to contribute to an educational endowment fund he launched two years ago.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has urged Ghanaians to work harder in the coming year to ensure the prosperity of our dear country.
Ankobra FM, a private radio station based at Axim in the Nzema-East Municipality, has held its 3rd annual children’s party at Akoto in the Ellembelle district as part of its corporate social responsibility.
President John Evans Atta Mills has urged the people of Bawku to restore the glory of the Township by co-existing peacefully, saying Bawku had a glorious history and name that needed to be restored.
The authorities at the Kotoka International Airport, Ghana’s sole international airport, have introduced extreme security measures following reports that the Nigerian who was involved in the abortive attempt to blow up a plane in the US purchased the airline ticket from Ghana.
The Bolgatanga, Nangodi, Bongo and Tongo Association - BONABOTO - branch at Bolgatanga has warned that it would deal with people who parade as members of the association and intimidate and threaten government and state officials and other non-natives of the region.
The Agona East District Assembly exceeded its revenue generation in 2009 by about 20 percent, the District Chief Executive, Hon. John Oremus Arko, has said.
Ghanaian public service workers will feel the impact of the Single Spine Payment Policy (SSPP) in July 2010, when their dream of better remuneration reflects on their pay cheques.
The Volta Region has recorded 52 murder cases in 2009 as against 35 in 2008, the Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr David Ampah Bennin has said.
The quick response of the Ghana Natiuonal Fire Service in Ho last Monday saved a drinking spot at Anlorkordzi from complete devastation.
From the Tantra Hills and Gbawe, both in Accra, to the Parakou Estates in Kumasi, a treble of tragic events have claimed four lives and shattered the dreams of some families to end 2009 in peace.