Mr Edwin Vanotoo, Chief Executive Officer of Vanotoo International Limited (VIL), has advised managements of Oil and Gas companies to maintain high standard of professional principles in the industry to acquire more contracts to create jobs in the country.
Parliament on Tuesday gave government the approval to join and subscribe to shares in the African Finance Corporation (AFC), a public private partnership investment bank.
The Ghana Muslim Mission has inaugurated a number of projects built for the Islamic Basic School at New Suame and a senior high school at Ampabame, in Kumasi.
President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday crystallised moves for the resumption of bilateral relations between Ghana and the Czech Republic in the interest of their peoples.
As Ghana anticipates drawing her first oil in the yuletide, the Police administration is also gearing to ensure that security related issues are decisively dealt with.
Tullow Oil Ghana has insisted that the Jubilee Field will produce a maximum capacity of 55,000 barrels a day when commercial production begins, contrary to earlier reports that it might produce below the target.
Government is targeting 50 percent public access to Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, by 2015.
Mr. Raphael Ogyemoko, Krachi East District Chief Executive, has called on aspirants for the District Level Elections to run independent campaigns devoid of political affiliations.
The Karaga District Assembly in collaboration with the District Directorate of Education has distributed 121,000 books and 5000 uniforms to 141 basic and Junior High School pupils in the district.
Dr (Mrs) Angela El-Adas, Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has hinted that the Commission will from next year, set up Technical Support Units in all regions and districts in the country.
A cross-section of students in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis have said they are unwilling to voluntarily undergo HIV and AIDS testing.
The Takoradi Circuit Court on Wednesday jailed a 19-year-old unemployed, Isaac Acquah, for five years in hard labour for stealing five mobile phones and an unspecified amount.
An electric transformer has been gutted by fire at the Internal Revenue Service head office in Accra.
With the time approaching once again to test Ghana’s democratic credentials, the government has affirmed its commitment to ensure that the 2012 elections are held in a free and fair atmosphere.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has denied claims that it has sold some principal and traditional lands to private persons.
President J.E.A Mills has appointed Ms. Anna Bossman, Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ as Acting Commissioner with effect from today, 1st December, 2010".
The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Joseph Yieleh Kyireh, has reiterated Government’s commitment to improving urban transportation towards the realization of its better Ghana agenda.
Importers and dealers in used clothing in the Kumasi Metropolis have appealed to the government to push back the implementation of the ban on imported underwear for at least six months.
The New Juaben Municipality has been hit by an acute shortage of chemical fertilizer, especially Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus (NPK) compound and ammonia sulphate.
Members of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) have collectively resolved to embark on strike in January 2011, if they are not placed on the single spine pay structure by the end of December.
Parliament has endorsed an agreement between Government, Volta River Authority and Clark Sustainable Resources Development Limited (CSRD), a Canadian firm, for the phase II of harvesting, processing and marketing of timber from the Volta Lake.
The Development Policy Advisor at the Office of the Vice-President, Dr Sule Gariba, has intimated that the success of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to facilitate the development of the North will much depend on the attitude of the people from the area.
An average of 2000 acres of rice plantation under government’s block farming project in the Karaga district of the northern region are likely to be destroyed by the activities of Fulani herdsmen due to lack of combine harvesters in the area.
The Karaga District Chief Executive has denied the Presidents’ knowledge of a twelve acre land acquired by the Assembly for agriculture production in the District.
President J.E.A Mills has declared 2011 a year of action where his government will fulfill promises they made to Ghanaians.
An 18-year-old storekeeper has been jailed seven years in hard labour by a Kumasi Circuit Court for stealing computers and accessories valued at GH¢1,936.00, belonging to his employer.
At long last, the production and printing of the first national identification cards for Ghanaians is to begin on Monday, December 6, 2010.
President John Evans Atta Mills has directed all agencies concerned with the management of street lights in the country, to ensure that all streetlights are functional before Christmas.
A Takoradi Circuit Court has sentenced Florence Obiyah, a trader, to a fine of GH¢120 or in default serve three years in imprisonment for biting the right eye of Faalila Abdul Rahman.
Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, said the application for a Legislative Instrument (LI) to back the re-demarcation of electoral areas across the country was what delayed the district assembly elections.
Improving the delivery of quality education was only possible by strengthening the governance framework in education management, an African Education Watch (AEW) report has said.
Government has resolved to modernize agriculture in the country in order to attract the youth to take agriculture as a full time business.
The National House of Chiefs has congratulated farmers and fishermen and appealed to government to continue to create an enabling environment for sustainable development of the agricultural sector.
One time Convention Peoples Party Presidential Aspirant, Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa, has backed calls for Ghana to use its oil as collateral for loans to expand infrastructural development.
Seventy farmers and extension officers who have distinguished themselves in the agriculture sector will be honoured today at the 26th edition of the annual National Fanners Day celebration.
Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has in a statement to mark Farmers Day called on the government to institute a policy that will prioritise the development of access roads to farming areas to prevent the perennial problem of farming produce being left to rot away.
President John Evans Atta Mills said agriculture production has been significantly improved in the last two years.
President J.E.A Mills has expressed concern over the increasing rate of rice importation into the country.
The Atwima Nwabiagya District Assembly will from next year embark on commercial rice production.
Three hundred and fifty youth have been recruited into the Ghana Prisons Service under the Youth in Security module of the National Youth Employment Programme.
News reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that a leading member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Squandron Leader Clend Mawuko Sowu is reported to have passed away this morning.
Ghana Cement Works (GHACEM) is to expand the production capacity of its factories at Takoradi and Tema to meet increasing demand for cement, Mr. Jean Marc Junon, Chairman of the Board of GHACEM has said.
The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has passed a vote of no confidence in its President, Mr Anthony Abotsi Afriyie.
The first part of the Millennium Excellence Awards has ended in Accra with the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Afari Djan receiving the ultimate prize, the Gold Coast Award.
Head of Policy Evaluation and Oversight Unit of the Government, Dr. Tony Aidoo, has told off opposition New Patriotic Party members campaigning against the collateralization of the expected revenue from the country’s oil operations.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has arrived in Ivory Coast for the African Union to help mediate in a political crisis, diplomats say.
The Atiwa District Assembly had re-roofed a three-unit kindergarten classroom block for the Akyem Asamama Presbyterian Primary School, which was ripped-off by a severe rainstorm recently.
Government is designing a 15 year comprehensive blueprint for the country’s rail sector.
Ms Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry said effective communication was the key to the success of businesses as it reflects the company’s policies and ideologies for better understanding.
The Electoral Commission says it will be compelled to postpone the district assembly elections if there are further delays in the release of funds.
A number of communities in the Kwahu East District have benefited from a number of interventions in providing them with potable water.
The Acting Chief Fire Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), Mr Albert Brown-Gaizie, has stressed the need for fire personnel to be equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills for effective and efficient operations.
The Karaga District Assembly will soon establish an Education Endowment Fund to cater for needy but brilliant students in the area.
The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has reiterated his earlier position that 10 per cent of the Jubilee oil revenue should be allotted to the Western Region for development.
Adenta Municipal Chief Executive, Ms Nubyl Kakra Vanlare, has called for a critical and dispassionate look at land use and land administration in the municipality.
As the country marked the 26th National Farmers’ Day with a holiday last Friday, disturbing reports from the Upper East Region indicated that 15 persons had died from eating food poisoned with insecticides.
Nine Chinese and two Russians who entered the country as visitors have been arrested by personnel of the Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Immigration Service for allegedly working without permits.
Participants at a forum on the Engendering Legislative Frameworks for Ghana’s emerging oil sector have expressed worry about the abysmal policy regulatory frameworks in the management of extractive resources of the country over the years.
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning released an amount of over GH¢32 million for district assembly elections.
President John Evans Atta Mills has urged the two claimants to the Ivorian Presidency to remain calm as ECOWAS Heads of State meet on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 in Nigeria to discuss the situation.
Oil trading firm Vitol has signed a contract with UK-listed Tullow Oil to market oil from Ghana’s Jubilee field when production starts this month.
A medical research has proven that two thirds of the 21 districts of the Eastern Region are prone to Onchocerciasis also known as river blindness and and Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephantiasis).
The District Coordinating Director for the Wa West District Assembly, Mr. Abdul Sallam Kadiri said revenue mobilization is key to the development of the district as well as the whole nation; therefore the Assembly is putting up a number of strategies to set-up its internal generated fund.
President J.E.A. Mills will join other Heads of State in the sub-region for an emergency meeting in Abuja, Nigeria to find a lasting solution to the Ivorian political crises.
Stakeholders from the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions have met in Bolgatanga to brainstorm and find lasting solutions to environmental degradation in the three northern regions.
The Ghana Railway Authority is to begin a nation wide demolition of unauthorized structures along rail lines this December.rail
Nineteen farmers have been presented with prizes in the Amansie West District in appreciation of their outstanding contribution towards the growth of agriculture in the area.
Burkina Faso became the first country to begin a nationwide campaign to introduce a new meningitis vaccine that promises to rid the entire Sub-Saharan Region of the primary cause of epidemic meningitis.
Mrs Dzifa Attivor, Deputy Minister of Transport expressed disdain about the massive leakage of revenue through illegal car registration syndicates and called on stakeholders to clamp down on the perpetrators of the crime.
Mr Patrick Timbillah, Ashanti Regional Police Commander, has renewed his appeal to the public to volunteer information that will lead to the arrest of criminals in the society.
The re-activation of the Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) which
received Cabinet approval last month, would provide a unique opportunity to create 8,000 direct jobs, says Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei, Minister of Energy.
The Kpalime traditional area in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region will enjoy good road network and potable water by 2011.
Officials of the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) formerly known as SFO have beseiged the offices of the Ghana Football Association, barricaded it while restricting the movement of officials and staff at the premises.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkawkaw, Hon. Seth Adjei-Baah, has presented 5,000 exercise books worth GH¢300 for distribution to the 1,700 students of Nkawkaw Senior High School to enhance teaching and learning
More than 80 blind and partially sighted women throughout the country have been trained in employable skills to help them lead economically independent lives.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has counselled the nation to return to its valued systems by rejecting political intolerance, intemperate language, disrespect for authority and divisiveness.
Although the laws of the country allows freedom of worship and association, there is the need for spiritual leaders to use time tested principles in their healing processes to protect human life, the Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has said.
The District Chief Executive for Adaklu Anyigbe, Hon. Michael Kobla Adzaho has inaugurated a GH¢43,037 three-unit classroom block fitted with ceiling fans for Adaklu Senior High School at Adaklu Waya.
The District Chief executive of the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo in the Northern region, Hon Philip Laari has called on all the farmers in the District to grow more food.
The European Union (EU) has earmarked a 40 million euro grant to support Ghana’s financial budget. The amount is expected to be disbursed to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning early, next year to finance any project at government’s discretion.
Officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) led by the Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Jordan Anagbla have locked up all offices of the FA in protest against their virtual hostage taking and the confiscation of the computers of the FA Secretariat by officials of Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO).
The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS, after a crunch meeting in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, has unanimously recognized Alassane Ouattara as the legitimate president-elect of Ivory Coast.
The Kwahu East District Chief Executive, Mr. Samuel Asamoah on assumption of office, added a number of office accommodation to improve service delivery at the Assembly.
Nana Atta Kwaku II, Safohene of Adonten Division of the Akim Kotoku Traditional Area, has called for an end to installation of people who live abroad as chiefs because this promotes chieftaincy disputes.
The Western Regional Coordinator for the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Mr Japheth Baidoo, has called on residents along the Ghana/Cote d’Ivoire border to report any unusual movement of people into the country.
The District Chief Executive for the Wa West District Assembly Hon. Seidu Tungbani has inaugurated the District Protection Committee in Wechiau.
Staff of the Information Service Department in the Upper West Region has been called upon to improve their performance in educating the general public on government policies and programmes.
Only 15,286 out of 48,000 TB cases are reported in hospitals in Ghana in 2009, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report on Tuberculosis in Ghana has said.
The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has challenged Ghanaians to hold the Atta Mills government accountable if it reneges on its promise to deliver on its 2008 campaign promise of ending Ghana’s perennial water crisis by 2012.
The Electoral Commission says it is certain that the next District Level Elections will take place across the country on the 28th of this moth as scheduled.
The Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has vowed to crack down on under-aged commercial drivers in the region.
The Member of Parliament for Cape Coast, Mr Ebo Barton-Odro, has promised to give 10 computers to the Pedu Basic School.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has celebrated his 72 birthday at his airport residential home in Accra with a promise that his party the New Patriotic Party NPP would win the 2012 general elections.
Johnson Kombian, the notorious criminal has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for breaking jail.
The Ghana League Club Association have voted to suspend all leagues in the country.
The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II has sworn-in the newly installed Akyem Wenchihene as Oseawuohene and elevated four other chiefs.
Mr. Kasim Bawule, a 39-year-old farmer from Bujan in the Sissala East
District, was adjudged the Overall Best Farmer for the region at the just ended Farmers’ Day celebration held at Funsi in the Wa East District.
Kumasi Polytechnic has added Bachelor of Technology degree in civil engineering and building technology to its academic courses, the Rector, Prof Nicholas Nicodemus Nana Nsowah-Nuamah, has said.
The Chief of Essaso in the Asamankese Traditional Area, Nana Obutu Frimpong has appealed to queen mothers in the area to help educate their people, especially women, on the need to form co-operative groups to enable them to access loans from the numerous interventions put in place by the government.
The Electoral Commission (EC) Member responsible for the Western Region, Mrs Rebecca Kabukie Adjalo has indicated that the commission has teamed up with the Information Services Department and the National Commission of Civic Education to educate the public on changes in the legal framework for District Level Elections (DLE) and to whip public interest in the election.
President Laurent Gbagbo’s government says it is not averse to a power-sharing arrangement with opposition leader Alassane Ouattara in the Ivory Coast.
The District Chief Executive for Kwabre East, Mr Adams Iddisah, has expressed Government’s determination to sustain and strengthen the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
The Fevers Unit at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has received a facelift with some renovation works at a cost of US$20,000, thanks to Atlas Copco Ghana, a world-leading industrial productivity solution provider.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on investors across the globe to take advantage of the prudent economic management being implemented by the Mills-led administration and invest in Ghana.
Mr Mike Hammah, Minister of Transport, has commended Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), on its efforts to regain the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) category One status.
A US$77.34 million sustainable rural water and sanitation project to benefit six regions has been launched at Nanton-Zuo in Tamale.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said corruption was a threat to development, democracy and stability.
President John Evans Atta Mills has paid tribute to the late Squadron Leader Clend Sowu when he visited the family at their East Legon residence in Accra to mourn with them for their loss.
Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) in collaboration with pupils from Osu Presbyterian Preparatory and students of Airport Police One JHS has presented a petition to some Ministries and Parliament to eliminate violence against girls in schools.
The Government of Japan, under its Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects scheme, is providing the Centre for Integrated Education and Devlopment (CIED) with a grant of $104,212 for a project to improve water supply system in six communities in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region.
The Department of Social Welfare is to support the vulnerable in communities most affected by recent floods under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme.
The Ghana Football Association is in court over the raid of their office premises by officials of Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).
A lecturer and Business Development Officer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Mr Ralph Nyadu-Addo has been appointed the President of the newly established African Small Enterprise Promotion Network (ASEPnet).
A gas tanker which is said to be transporting Liquefied Petroleum Gas is leaking dangerously on the Motorway prompting fears of a fire outbreak.
The Government with support of African Development Bank, has rehabilitated degraded forest reserves at Yaya and Nsemere in the Wenchi Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region.
President John Evans Atta Mills, has asked members of the Council of State to be candid with Government on its performance to enable Government address national issues thoroughly.
Ghanaian authorities have been given until Sunday to stop interfering in the country’s Football Association (GFA) and warned by FIFA that their action will have "adverse consequences" if it continues.
The Upper East Regional Minister, has called on the Tariff Advisory Board (TAB) to liaise with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) to stem the negative activities of foreign companies and their local agents.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry will soon establish a commodity exchange and develop a regulated warehouse receipt system to ensure price stability and provide sustainable affordable finance especially to farmers who could further use their commodities as collateral.
All Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are expected to have functional websites to publish information, interact with citizens and conduct business transactions online, the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), said.
Parliament has dropped the prohibition cloak on the Revenue Management Bill that sought to taboo the use of oil as collateral for borrowing.
Employment and Social Welfare Minister, Mr Enoch Teye Mensah has blamed the slow pace of mapping and migration of various organisations on the single spine salary structure on the reluctance of some institutions to submit data for their migration.
The Dormaa Teachers Co-operative Credit Union, a registered savings and loan society for government employees in Dormaa, has appealed to the government to consider the immediate passing of the non-bank financial institutions bill into law.
The German government has commended Ghana for the achievements made in the fight against poverty.
The Nkoranza North District Chief Executive, Mr. Kwadwo Agyei-Dwomor, has urged civil servants to avoid partisan politics at their work places because they are supposed to be loyal to any government formed by any party.
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Wa West District Assembly and the German Development Service to provide financial support amounting to thirteen thousand five hundred Ghana cedis to the district to develop its development plan.
The Paga Air Strip in the Upper East Region is to be rehabilitated to make air transport to the region easier to facilitate business activities.
The District Assembly of the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District has held it first Executive Committee meeting with the New DCE, Hon Philip Laari to discuss developmental issues in the area.
Soaring tension has forced the cancellation of the installation of a new chief of Afari, a sprawling community in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Region.
The Coalition of Youth Groups (CYG) of Kpone have appealed to the Tema Development Corporation (TDC) to release lands to the Kpone
Traditional Council without further delay.
The Ellembelle District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Daniel Eshun has called on stakeholders in education to work hard to ensure better results in subsequent Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in the area.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Issahaku Salia has noted that only 12.5 per cent (112 kilometres) of road network in the region is tarred as against a total 995 kilometres of trunk roads and 3,247kilometres of feeder roads.
A Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Hon. Fifi Kwettey has called on students, parents and communities in the Volta Region to arrest the falling standards of education in the Region.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has alerted Ghanaians about some fake “Starkist” Tuna imported into the country.
The Management of Aqua Vitens Rand Ltd (AVRL) has said the current erratic water supply to customers in the western parts of Accra served by the Weija Treatment Plant had been caused primarily by disruptions to power supply.
A state funeral was today held in Accra Friday for the six Ghanaians among 44 foreigners killed in The Gambia five years ago.
The Ghana Society of the Physically challenged is threatening to march to Parliament to protest the delayed passage of the Legislative Instrument on Persons living with Disability.
Business will resume at the headquarters of the Ghana Football Association on Monday after the dramatic events of this week stalled work.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has urged the government to improve on its information disclosure in the oil and gas sector as a way of insulating the sector against corruption.
The MP for Ho West, Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah has called on Parliament to support the efforts of Patricia Mawuli Nyekodzi, the 22 year old ROTAX Aircraft Engineer who had built an operational aircraft.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has introduced three new varieties of cassava that yielded between 43-49 tons per hectare as compared to the local varieties that yield between 10-15 tones per hectare.
The Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr Kwadwo Afari Gyan has slammed the political parties for their involvement in district level elections, a violation of the electoral law.
The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Hon. Alban Bagbin has suggested that beverage companies should be made to pay commercial rates for water they use in manufacturing their products.
The Canadian High Commissioner, Mrs Trudy Kernighan said it was important for Ghana to raise public awareness and inform the citizens about the effects of the misuse of small arms to enhance stability and security.
The West Akyem Municipal Assembly is to enforce a bye-law that prohibits children under 18 years from loitering about in the Municipality after 2100 hours.
The Management Development and Productivity Institute under the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare has developed a training course in oil and gas to meet the demands of the emerging oil and gas industry in Ghana.
Kuoro Berecheh Nlowie Baninye II, Chief of Niator in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region, has called for the avoidance of bureaucratic procedures in the implementation of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).
Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, has appealed to landowners not to allow the payment of compensation for their landed properties affected by development projects to affect the progress of the region.
Mr Eric Akobeng, Agona West Municipal Focal Person on HIV/AIDS, has warned the youth and married couples to refrain from indiscriminate sexual behaviour to help reduce the spread of AIDS in the country.
The national leadership of the Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), on Thursday cut the sod for work to begin on the construction of a basic school complex at Obuasi.
The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR), has described as worrying on the occasion of the International Day of Human Rights, why most women in Ghana still do not have the right to negotiate safe sex for protection from sexually transmitted diseases.
Government under President Mills would not turn its back on children with physical disabilities, Mr Samuel Sarpong, the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), said.
The Western Regional Co-ordinating Council is to establish an Enterprise Development Fund, to support research, product development, technology, training and development of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in the region.
Police in Elmina in the Central Region are holding eight suspects in custody over their alleged involvement of what is suspected to be crude oil smuggling.
The German International Development Agency (GTZ) has donated 182 computers and its accessories to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to be distributed in all the 10 regions of Ghana.
The kingmakers of Bakpa-Dzave in the North Tongu District have enstooled Gershon Yao Gadzekpo, Nkwanta North District Coordinating Director, as their chief with the stool name, Togbe Dawudu Gletorwu IV.
The Government has made available a sum of GH 209,000 cedis for the clinical training of medical students of the University for Development Studies at the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
The Upper East Regional Co-ordinating Council has set up a team to monitor the sale and use of agro–chemicals in the Region and check the illicit sale of the products across the borders with Togo and Burkina Faso.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has appealed to sachet water producers to ensure that their products are certified and approved by the relevant agencies before selling them to the public.
Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has official presented a four-wheel vehicle valued at GH¢41,000 to Mr Samuel Awuni, the 2010 National Best Cocoa Farmer in Accra.
The government and STX Construction Korea will tomorrow, Tuesday, sign the formal agreement for the construction of 30,000 housing units for Ghana’s security services.
The Ghana Navy, has received six new speedboats with complete accessories from Ghana Red Cross, to facilitate its rescue mission in the country.
The Kyekyewere Community in the Bekwai Municipality has been provided with a 10,000 US-dollar bore-hole to improve the water supply situation of the town, which has a population of about 2,000, predominantly farmers.
The Grassroot Human Security Project (GGHSP), has constructed a $94,245.00 community resource centre complex for the Ahyiresu community, near Kwahu Praso in the Asante Akyem District.
Construction work on the new office complex of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration begins in January.
A 32 million dollar project to protect three communities in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, from sea erosion has commenced.
The Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, Mrs Ernestina Afosah-Anim, has urged stakeholders to complement efforts of teachers to achieve full recovery in educational pursuit to facilitate rapid socio-economic development of the nation.
Residents of Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District in the Northern Region have promised to ensure peaceful co-existence following the confirmation of Hon, Philip Larri Nanteeb, as the District Chief Executive of the area.
Police in the Central Region have denied that the eight persons who were ealier arrested for their involvement in crude oil smuggling was in actual fact not crude oil but sludge.
Nana Oye Lithur, Executive Director of Human Rights Advocate Centre (HRAC) is to lead hundreds of human rights advocates across the country on “Barefoot Walk,” to commemorate International Human Rights Day on Wednesday December 15th.
Officials of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly today held an emergency meeting following actions by irate youth from Kpone near Tema over the weekend.
One of the spokespersons for the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has denied reports that the King has bought a plush 5-million-dollar mansion in the United Kingdom.
Agbogbloshie slum duelers are expected to embark on a naked demonstration today to protest against an intended demolishing exercise in the area.
Mr George Blankson, Commissioner-General, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), said the complex nature of the construction industry, called for careful strategy and partnership with stakeholders to monitor their activities and enforce their compliance with the tax laws.
Mr Doe Adjaho, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has warned that if Parliament would rise December 21, 2010, then members must refrain from the laxity in the approach of work in the House.
Ghana and Korean Construction firm STX, will today sign the agreement for the construction of 30,000 housing units for the security services in the country.
The Baobob Medical Centre at Biriwa, in conjunction with Save the Nation Sight Clinic from Accra, has organized a free health screening exercise for the people of Mfantseman and the nearby areas at Biriwa in the Central Region.
A combined team of military personnel and forestry officials have destroyed about 1000 hectares of cocoa and other crops illegally cultivated inside the Krokosua forest reserve at Juaboso in the Western Region.
The Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMWU) has launched a vigorous campaign to get the government to ratify, without further delay, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Convention on health and safety in the mines.
The government is to establish a special prosecution agency, the Ghana Prosecution Service (GPS), in 2012 to handle the prosecution of criminal cases for the state.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) has developed an Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) for the Akosombo and Kpong dams to mitigate any disaster that may occur.
Mr Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Minority Leader in Parliament has said that if members were equipped with accurate facts on bills and draft policies before the House, it would certainly inure to the benefit of the citizenry.
Nkankama, a farming community in the Fanteakwa District, is gradually emerging as the development hub of the district thanks to the activities of the Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) and the Korean Educational Broadcasting System (ESB).
The Countryside Orphanage Home at Bawjiase in the Awutu-Senya District has acquired 100 acres of land for farming to make the home self-sufficient in food production.
The Paramount Chief of Bunkpurugu, Naa Alhaji Abuba Nasinmong along with other chiefs including the chief of the Zongo Community, Malam Mohamadu Amadu, the chief of Dagombas, Alhaji Alhassan, and the Chief Imam of the area, Alhaji Alhassan Mohammed have called on President Mills and his government to come to their aid to rescue lives
At long last the housing agreement between the government of Ghana and STX Korean Construction firm for the construction of 30,000 housing unit for the security services in the country has been signed today, December 14, 2010 at the International Conference Centre.
The Ghana Football Association is complaining of missing letters from the heap of documents taken away by the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO).
An award winning farmer, Mrs Comfort Forkuoh in the Amansie Central district, has urged the youth to go into agriculture because it is more rewarding.
The Coalition on Human Rights, Oil and Gas (CHROG) has undertaken community sensitization and education on human rights implications of oil and gas exploration and production in six districts of the Western Region.
Patrons of public and private events have been advised to scour venues and premises, which such events take place, for possible escape routes in case of fire outbreaks.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Obuasi, Mr John Alexander Ackon has said that the Obuasi Municipal Assembly will now have 57 members following the creation of eight new electoral areas.
The ban on importation and local manufacture of incandescent filament lamps takes effect from January next year, the Executive Director of the Energy Foundation, Mr Ernest Asare has announced.
Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has asked the 22 Municipal and District Assemblies in the region to actively involve traders in their fee fixing resolution to avoid unnecessary unrest.
Ghana Post Company Limited saw profit before tax of GH¢1,000,600 in 2009 up from GH¢262,610 in 2008, accounts presented at its Fourth Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday stated.
Ghana has fulfilled her part of the Usufruct Agreement signed in April, 1982 with Cuba following the handing over of the Chancery building of the Cuban Embassy in Accra.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced modalities for the December 28 District Assembly Elections and cautioned that the nomination of any candidate who contravenes any electoral rule will be cancelled.
Ghana will today December 15, 2010, join the world’s oil producing countries when President Mills presses the button for the flow of the first oil into the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah at the Jubilee oil field.
The 26th edition of the Annual Food Crisis Prevention Network, which serves as the platform for deliberation on food production and food security in Africa has opened in Accra.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced closer economic relations between Ghana and Turkey in the coming years.
Seven whales have been washed ashore along the Western coast of Ghana over the past six months in circumstances that have caused alarm among local fishermen and environmentalists.
Ghana has joined the league of oil producing countries in the world.
The Superintendent in charge of the Mine Maintenance Department of the Ahafo project of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL), Mr. Marvin McAmis has called on Managements of private and state orphanage to ensure the judicious use of donations for the upkeep of inmates.
The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Hon.. Kale Caesar, has said positive transformation of the economy would be achieved if women looked beyond running businesses for survival to that of running business for growth.
The Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs, Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah has appealed to the media to be more abreast with domestic violence issues to ensure proper reportage of cases of domestic violence.
A former Presiding Member (PM) of the Bongo District Assembly in the Upper East Region, Mr. Emmanuel Nsoh-Atindana has expressed worry about the low number of women contesting the District Assembly Election in the District.
The Member of Parliament for Mfantseman West, Hon. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, has inspected work on Mankessim roads that are being tarred.
Communities along the coastal belt of the Western Region have formed a platform for the protection and development of coastal communities in the area.
A total of 513 physically challenged people have since January this year been engaged under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), Mr Jacob Adongo, a Deputy Coordinator of the Programme, has said.
The Government has indicated that its commitment to the fight against narcotic use and trade was unwavering regardless of media reports on alleged leaked diplomatic cables on Ghana which posit the contrary.
The Ghana Police Service with the help of UNICEF has established an Anti-Human Traffic Unit at Wa to operate as an intelligence heart beat on human trafficking in the region.
The Western Regional Minister, Mr. Paul Aidoo has appealed to the government to consider the request of the Western Regional House of Chiefs and develop infrastructure in the region to enable the region take advantage of the oil find.
The Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr. Joe Gidisu, has cut a sod for work to begin on the reconstruction of the 25-kilometre section of the Tumu/Navrongo road.
The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) has been asked to consider adding the clause on Right to Water and Sanitation into the amendment of the Constitution of Ghana.
The Central Regional branch of the Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation is to establish a disaster fund.
Inflation rate fell to a near 20-year low of 9.08 per cent in November, a decline of 0.30 percentage points from October, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has said.
MTN Ghana Foundation commissioned 20 boreholes in 20 communities in the Upper West region to improve water supply in the area.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, as inaugurated a committee to investigate the circumstances surrounding the drowning of a first year student of Abuakwa State College in pit illegal miners left on the school compound.
Ghana’s Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has threatened that he will no longer share intelligence with Ghana’s Western partners over drug trafficking between the two regions.
The Government of Ghana has become aware of reports in the press of purported leaked diplomatic cables on Ghana.
West Africa is experiencing variations in the weather from the effects of global weather phenomenon known as La Nina.
The Central Regional Quality Cocoa Division Manager, Mr Ebenezer Opoku-Aggyemang, has urged cocoa farmers in the region to avoid the use of phiogan and phinex on their farms.
The Police Motor Traffic Transport Unit (MTTU) has arrested 10 drivers in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District in a special operation mounted to check indiscipline on the Akuakwa-Nkawie stretch of the Kumasi-Bibiani highway.
The Ministry of the Interior has reminded the public that December 25, December 26, 2010 and January 1, 2011 are statutory public holidays and should be observed as such throughout the country.
A celebrant at this year’s Fire festival in the Northern regional capital is dead after stabbing himself.
Two thousand, six hundred and fifty eight candidates are to contest the forthcoming District Assembly and Unit Committee elections in the Upper East Region.
Some District Assembly aspirants have expressed frustration at the Electoral Commission’s decision to indefinitely postpone campaigns.
The management of Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has announced that a consignment of 544 cartons of expired frozen chicken gizzard with the brand name Doux Frozen Chicken Gizzard has been seized from Servistar Minwax Limited, an importer of frozen food products at Tema.
Government has secured 13.5 million dollars loan to improve radiotherapy facilities at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals (KATH) as well as strengthen cancer screening and prevention.
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has arrested 40 foreigners for illegally operating small scale mining business in the Central Region.
The Environmental Health Officer of the West Mamprusi District in the Northern Region, Mr. Muaz M. Kamil has lamented, the health of the people in the district is a major concern to his office, therefore a number of measures have been put in place to have a clean environment and establish good health as a way of life in the district.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has hailed the Mills Administration for its efforts to re-develop the railways sector and said everything must be done to ensure this becomes successful.
President John Evans Atta Mills has announced that government from next academic year would award scholarships to students who would be undertaking Science, Mathematics, and Engineering courses at the secondary and tertiary levels.
Participants at the Volta Region launch of the 25-member Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) said active community involvement backed by a strong political commitment were indispensable towards sustainable disaster risk reduction in Ghana.
Prof Mike Ocquaye, the Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya, has donated 20 bags of cement to the Proprietor of the Solid Rock Foundation School to help with the infrastructural development of the school.
Mr. Emmanuel Baganiah, the Vice Rector of the Wa Polytechnic, has advised students to observe road and traffic regulations to avoid the rampant motor accidents involving them.
Management of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital said work on the hospital’s elevators had started in earnest after the contracts were awarded to CFAO Ghana Limited.
The Western Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WRCCI) and the London–based Business Performance Institute have organized a three-day workshop about prospects in the oil and gas industry for 45 job seekers at Takoradi.
The headmistress of Agona Swedru Salvation Army School of the Deaf, Mrs Favoua Aflakovi has appealed to parents to send their physically-challenged children to school, to enable them to become useful citizens.
The Anglican Diocese of Kumasi has urged the Government to engage civil society and other developmental organizations to fashion out an all inclusive national development agenda.
The Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, said available scientific knowledge indicates that the low level of emission from telecom masts pose no danger to the citizenry.
The National Youth Employment Programme is to establish a provident fund for beneficiaries of the scheme to ensure that they are paid regularly at the end of the month.
Mr Clement Akugre, Bongo District Chief Executive, in the Upper East Region has advised parents not to keep kraals at the expense of the education of their children.
Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF) has appealed to the media to endeavour to promote women who are contesting in the District Assembly level elections.
A total of 131 aspirants are vying for the 47 seats in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region.
Mr Peter Hastings Mensah, Upper East Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has noted that the upcoming District Assembly Elections remained non- partisan and should therefore not be politicised.
The National House of Chiefs (NHC) acting in concert with the National Commission for Civic Education has started a research into the line of succession of selected paramount stools and skins in the country.
The Health Minister, Dr. Benjamin Kumbuor has advised Ghanaians to give priority to health issues and invest more in it in order to stay healthy to improve on productivity in their various fields of work.
Dr. Anthony Nsoh Akunzule, Deputy Director of Veterinary Service Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has expressed concern about the collapse of smallholder poultry breeding.
Mr Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing has slammed society for staying passive as potable water was plundered right before their eyes.
Mr Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, a Deputy Minister of Information, has called debate on Wikileaks narcotic revelations that have hit the nation this week.
A $15 million office complex for the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) at the Crop Research Institute (CRI) has commenced at Fumesua in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality.
Most Reverend John Martin Darko, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi, has noted that goodwill was required of all Ghanaians to ensure that the oil find became a blessing to the country.
Government says it has revoked over three hundred diplomatic passports belonging to members of the clergy, businessmen and some personalities in apparent attempt to fight the drug menace.
The Commanding Officer of the Second Infantry Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Dawohoso, has assured Ghanaians and the oil companies operating at the Jubilee Oil Fields of the Unit’s readiness to provide security in the oil fields.
Some 138 widows and widowers comprising 116 females and 22 males within Sunyani Municipality were each presented with a half piece of cloth at a party organised for them by Asufufu Jesus In All Ministry.
The District Chief Executive for Gomoa East, Hon. Isaac Kingsley Ahunu Armah, has appealed to teachers to exercise restraint because efforts were being made to hook the to the Single Spine Salary Structure.
The Chairman of the Tarkwa Local Council of Churches, the Reverend Dennis Atiega, has said Ghanaians must work to improve on the dignity of each other.
Communities living along the catchment communities of mining companies have appealed to the administrator of stool lands to publish funds released to the district assemblies from the Mineral Development Fund (MDF).
The Electoral Commission (EC) has said that mounting of platforms for district level elections continue as scheduled.
Ex-workers of Goldfields Ghana Limited (GGL) have threatened to invade the companies premises if their grievances are continually ignored by the management of the company.
At least ninety percent of electricity consumers in Greater Accra by the end of next year would have to pay for their electricity ahead of consumption.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Angwubutoge Awuni, Commander of the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), has repeated the demand on police personnel to maintain high standards of professionalism to win public confidence.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), a non-governmental organisation, is supporting 10,000 farmer- households to increase food security through increased agricultural production in seven districts of the Upper West and Northern Regions.
President John Evans Atta Mills returned home on Monday from Burkina Faso where he attended the inaugural ceremony of President Blaise Compaore.
A book on “Natural Resources in Ghana: Management, Policy and Economics”, has been launched in Accra with a call on Ghanaians to utilise technology for better exploration and exploitation of resources to reduce the environmental impact.
US based oil firm Kosmos Energy has announced that government has dropped all criminal and civil charges initiated against it.
Controversial clause 17 of the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, set Parliament apart again into voting sending the minority tumbling with 60 votes against 81.
Plan Ghana, a child centred non-governmental organization, has provided some communities in the Mankessim Programme Area of the NGO with 33 pre-school blocks, 23 Junior High schools, two Senior High schools and 20 libraries as its contribution to education in the area.
Okofo Ameresi Okai Annan, Banmuhen of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area in the Central Region, has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to ban erection of billboards for dead persons along streets and highways.
The Wa Depot Manager of Metro Mass Transit (MMT), Mr. Malik Ibrahim has said all loading boys who are known to have exhibited misconduct in one way or the other would be dismissed at the end of this year.
A founding member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Mintah, has commended the Electoral Commission (EC) and the government for deciding to use electronic register to conduct the 2012 general election.
A 35-year-old blacksmith suspected of manufacturing weapons for armed robbers and other criminals has been arrested by the police in the Western Region.
The tourism sector created 260,000 new jobs this year and would be creating more jobs next year, the Minister for Tourism, Mrs Sabah Zita Okaikoi, has said.
The Kwahu West Municipal Assembly has presented 100 bags of cement to support the Parents/Teachers Association(PTA) of Nkawkaw Senior High School to complete the construction of the boys’ dormitory.
The President of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana, Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, has called on Ghanaians to make the upcoming district level elections peaceful.
A non-governmental organisation has urged Parliament to facilitate the passage of the Property Rights of Spouses Bill.
The UN Security Council has renewed the mandate of the nearly 9,000-strong peacekeeping force in Côte d’Ivoire for another six months, rejecting President Laurent Gbagbo’s order for them to leave the troubled country.
Mr Alex Kwaning, Deputy Director at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, has lauded the immense contribution of Japanese Volunteers to rural development in the country.
The Management of National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has commended the National Council of Ghana Medical Association (GMA) for its constructive criticisms which have positively affected operations of the scheme.
The Saint Anthony Catholic Hospital at Dzodze is to establish a nursing training school to train more nurses and midwives to augment the existing number in the country.
The Yes Community Action for Effective Development(YCAED) and the “Africa Si”, a Kumasi and Spain based NGOs respectively, have donated 50 computers to five Kranka Junior High Schools (JHS) in the Nkoranza North District.
The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has given coupon vouchers valued at GHc 70.00 to over 700 displaced persons representing 700 households affected by floods at Buipe.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has appealed to Municipal and District Assemblies to collect levies from telecommunication companies for painting structures with their logos.
The Eastern Regional Police Command has assured the public that it had put in place measures to ensure that Christmas was celebrated in an atmosphere devoid of crime.
Parliament yesterday passed the debt recovery of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Company Fund Amendment Bill, 2010, to make way for levies on some petroleum products to be increased marginally by early 2011.
Alhaji Yakubu Ayana, a Hajj agent in the Tamale Metropolis, has appealed to the Hajj Board to release the monies of pilgrims who could not perform this year’s Hajj to their agents to enable them refund such monies to them.
The Assistant Director at the Agona West Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service, Madam Ernestina Nkansah has urged private schools to register with the GES to ensure a collaborative relationship.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government would soon construct a general hospital to serve patients within the Madina and Adenta catchment areas.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in collaboration with Zoomlion, a waste management organisation, has initiated a Sanitation Programme to keep the metropolis tidy.
The Communication Officer of the National Malaria Control Programme of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Mr Kwame Dzudzorli Gakpey has warned that the national ban on chloroquine for the treatment of malaria is still in force.
Fellow Ghanaians, my brothers and sisters, sons and daughters; let us give thanks to God Almighty for giving us another Christmas and festive season.
The controversy over emoluments for Article 71 office holders dominated Parliament and outside the House yesterday as the legislators rose for the Christmas holidays.
Parliament on Wednesday rose with a call to name the famous “Job 600” building after the late Justice Daniel Francis Annan, First Speaker of the Fourth Republican Parliament.
The Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Major General Carl Modey, has commended customs’ officers at the Kotoka Airport whose diligence led to the detection of $10,000, nine pistols and 850 rounds of ammunition sometime earlier this year.
Parliament on Wednesday, December 23,2010, passed the Appropriation Bill authorising government to withdraw money from the consolidated fund and other funds to run government business for 2011.
The African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN), an advocacy network of scientists and journalists, has urged African governments and policy makers to allocate more resources to the prevention and control of malaria.
African leaders are advocating for the establishment of a special fund to be called “Africa Green Fund” (AGF) where all financial support from the developed south would be channeled to address climate change issues on the continent.
Like the President J.E.A. MIlls, the Volta Regional Minister Mr Joseph Amenowode, has also declared 2011 as the year of action for development in the Region.
There has been low detection of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the Lambussie/Karni District due to fear of stigmatisation.
Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo)has inaugurated three sets of 10 MVAr Capacitor Banks at its Takoradi sub-station to reduce problems of low voltage.
The District Chief Executive for Amansie Central, Mr Robert Bennett Forkuoh, has urged teachers to cherish self-discipline and hard work to help project a good image of their profession.
The Northern Region has inaugurated a 26-member joint security taskforce for the District Assembly and Unit Committee elections slated for December 28th 2010.
The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Wood, has authorised the Supreme Court to sit on Friday, December 24, on an election petition on the December 28 District Level elections.
The Prestea Huni Valley District is undertaking 38 projects within the past two years.
The Wassa Fiase Traditional Council has vowed to reclaim all unused parcels of land that have been lying idle for more than five years.
Ali Issah Bukari, Fulani chief of Yeji and environs, has called for peace, unity and cooperation among the Fulani community for their advancement.
The Supreme Court has ordered the Electoral Commission to proceed with the December 28 District and Unit Level Election in all Districts except in the four disputed areas in the Ledzokuku-Krowor District in Accra.
The government says it is closely monitoring events in Ivory Coast and has drafted contingency plans to evacuate Ghanaian citizens in that country before the crises gets out of control.
The Management of West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Thursday announced the release of the provisional results of 133,867 out of 134,635 candidates who took the 2010 November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Executive Chairman of Northern Ghana Aid (NOGAID), Mr Mustapha Sanah has lauded the $49.3 billion World Bank Group assistance package to poorest countries under the International Development Authority (IDA 16) of the bank.
An Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Hussein Idris Molah, has cautioned Muslim youth not to over indulge in the Christmas and New Year festivities.
Eleven communities in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region have been connected to the National Electricity Grid under the Self Help Electrification Project.
For the past year, four new carriers have commenced operations at Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
Dr (Mrs) Angela El-Adas, Director-General of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has hinted that the Commission will from next year, set up Technical Support Units in all regions and districts in the country.
Students of the Catholic University College of Ghana (CUCG) at Fiapre, near Sunyani in Brong-Ahafo have appealed to the government and private business concerns to assist in rehabilitating the dusty five-kilometre-road that links the campus to Fiapre town.
The Eastern Regional branch of the Ghana National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has threatened to withdraw their services if they are not migrated unto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) by the end of December.
The National House of Chiefs (NHC) has urged Ghanaians to use the period of Christmas to renew their resolve to live in total peace and sense of patriotism.
The police administration is to deploy over 35,000 personnel to provide security during the District Assembly elections scheduled for December 28, 2010.
The Acting Accountant of the Sekyere East District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme, Bismark Adu Acheampong together with two other agents of the scheme, Abdul Aziz Mohammed and Isaka Ibrahim, have been remanded by the Juaben Circuit Court for alleged theft of GH¢32,582.00.
The West African regional bloc Ecowas has told incumbent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo to stand down or expect to face "legitimate force".
A workshop aims at equipping young Muslim girls to become responsible women, has opened inTuba near Kokrobite in the Greater Accra.
A new transportation system has been launched in the Koforidua Municipality to provide free transport services to school children.
About 14,000 people have fled Ivory Coast to neighbouring Liberia following last month’s disputed Ivorian presidential election, the UN says.
The Upper East Region branch of the Coalition of NGOs in Health, has successfully lobbied various district assemblies in the region, to complete health related projects which would have been abandoned or extended for no apparent reason.
Two returning officers of the Electoral Commission (EC) in the Ellembelle District, have been arrested over an alleged illegal voters transfer ahead of the District Assembly elections.
Officials of MTN Ghana Foundation, has presented hampers to mothers who gave birth on Christmas Day (December 25), at the second floor of the Korle-Bu Maternity Block.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed the party’s warmest felicitations and love to the people of Ghana and beyond on the occasion when Christians worldwide are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Koforidua Regional Hospital on Christmas Day recorded seven births, four through caesarian and three through normal delivery.
The Government on Friday denied that it is withholding December salaries for GBC workers.
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the Eastern Regional Minister, has called on Ghanaians to reflect on the birth of Christ, the gift God to mankind, and bury all political differences in order forge ahead as one people.
The lifeless body of a male officer of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) was on Saturday morning found in an underground tank at a (GIS) rented house at Dzodze in the Ketu-North District, where he resided.
President John Evans Atta Mills is beginning the New Year with a new, hopefully enhanced team to pursue his promise that 2011 will be ‘a year of action.’
The Chief Executive Officer of the Church of Christ Deaf Ministry, Evangelist George Frimpong has appealed to the Government to provide interpreters at hospitals, police stations and other important places to bridge the communication gap between the deaf and the non-deaf population.
A Programs Assistant of Institution of Democratic Governance (IDEC), Mr Lawrence Bampoe has urged District Assembly aspirants to work hard to deliver their promises after they have been elected.
The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has handed over to the Ghana Education Service (GES) 4,004 bags of maize, harvested from its farming project at Ejura.
Two returning officers of the Electoral Commission (EC) in the Ellembelle District, have been arrested over an alleged illegal voters transfer ahead of the District Assembly elections.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sefwi-Wiawso, Mr Stephen Wilks Kofi Mensah, has advised unemployed university graduates in the country, to go into agriculture to improve their lot.
Two chiefs in the Awutu Beraku and Agona Nyakrom Traditional areas have appealed to political leaders not to misuse the oil revenue but to use it to develop the country.
Mr. Gyau Peprah, an aspiring Assembly member for Abanim Electoral Area in Techiman Municipality, has admonished the youth to use their energies for productive activities to help develop their communities.
The Governing Board of the Ghana National Service Scheme (GNSS) says the Scheme follows the approved Public Service procedures and criteria in its placement exercises at the Secretariat.
Stakeholders must find solution to depletion of fish stock Mr Alex Sabah, Western Regional Fisheries Director, has underscored the need for stakeholders in the fishing industry, to find lasting solution to the depletion of fish stock in the sea.
The Rector of the Takoradi Polytechnic, Rev. Professor Daniel Nyarko, has admonished the staff and students of the polytechnic to work extra hard to move the institute to a greater height.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will leave no stone unturned to retain power in 2012, Mr. Joseph Andoh, District Chief Executive for the Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira, has said.
Voting is underway in the District Level elections in the Central and Upper West Regions only following the postponement of election in the other eight regions in the country.
Chiefs in the Builsa Traditional Area have expressed displeasure about holding funerals during the farming season and have appealed to the District Assemblies to enact by-laws to ban them.
Voting begun officially on Wednesday in five regions in District Level polls that will see the election of District Assembly and Unit Committee members.
The Chiefs and People of the Pusiga traditional area in the Upper East Region have called on Government to create a new district for the area, to help speed up development.
The Greater Accra Regional Directorate of the Electoral Commission, has rescheduled the Unit Committee and District Assembly Elections in the region for Thursday 30th December, instead of Wednesday 29th December.
Madam Elizabeth Yeboah, Senior Midwife at Sunyani Municipal hospital has advised women to stop practising unsafe abortion as it could lead to serious birth complications in future.
Mr Martin Amidu, Minister of the Interior, has warned criminals that his sector Ministry would deal drastically with them when they are caught in their nefarious activities.
The Minister of the Interior, Mr. Martin Amidu, has said that Bawku would only regain its vibrant economic status if its chiefs and people commit to the nurturing of peace after months of communal conflict.
Some 170 people are contesting the 60 electoral area seats in the Kwaebibirem District.
Prices of petroleum products at the pumps could go up by as much 30 percent next month. Joy Business sources say the increase has become necessary because of the rising price of crude oil on the world market.
Police at Peki-Opokuase barrier in the Volta Region on Sunday intercepted a truck loaded with 72 mini bags of coffee believed to be from Kwawu Bepong in the Eastern Region en-route through Hohoe to Togo.
Credible information picked up from the corridors of the ECOWAS Secretariat in Abuja Nigeria indicates that Ghana is strongly against any forcible removal of the incumbent President of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo.
Ivory Coast’s newly appointed ambassador to the UN has warned the country is "on the brink of genocide".
The Paramount Chief of the Jirapa Traditional Area, Naa (Sir) Ansoleh Ganaa II has called on Chiefs to help make the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (BECE) programme work in their areas of jurisdiction.
The Executive Committee of Passion for Needy, a charitable organisation of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (Ghana branch), has presented a cheque for GH¢3,000 to the Surgical Ward of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to settle bills for 11 detained patients.
The General Overseer of the Royal House Chapel International, Reverend Sam Korankye Ankrah has charged the government to channel the revenue from the oil and gas industry to the benefit of the ordinary Ghanaian.
The Electoral Commission would complete the ongoing District Assembly Elections across the country before the end of 2010 to ensure that “the circle of the Assemblies does not change”.
The District Assembly and Unit Committee elections scheduled to take place in the Eastern Region on Thursday, December 30, 2010 has been postponed again.
The District level elections ended peacefully in the Ho Municipality, where pockets of jubilation greeted early results.
Four out of five traditional areas in the newly inaugurated Biakoye District, namely, Apesokubi, Worawora, Tapa, Bowiri and Nkonya Wurupong Township, reportedly boycotted the District level elections held on Wednesday, December 29.
President John Evans Atta Mills has revoked the appointment of Ms Aba Edusah, Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District Chief Executive (DCE) with immediate effect.
Local Government Minister, Mr. Joseph Yieleh Kyireh says any further postponement of the Assembly elections would be untenable because it would lead to drastic increment of resources towards the conduct of the exercise.
The Commander of the Motor Traffic,and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Angwubutoge Awuni, has directed his men to arrest persons who talk on mobile phones while driving.
Gold Fields Ghana, operators of the Tarkwa and Aboso Gold Mines, on Thursday paid $26.5 million as corporate tax to government.
The Management of Stanbic Bank on Thursday donated a water tank and assorted food items to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
The United Nations Peacekeeping mission in Côte d’ Ivoire will robustly fulfil its mandate, breaking through roadblocks if needed, to protect civilians and the legitimate Government.
The UK and Ireland Chapter of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) have wished cadres and supporters of the government well in the commemoration of the 29th Anniversary of the 31st December 1981 Revolution.
The defunct National Leadership of the Peoples National Convention (PNC) on has threatened to institute legal action against the newly inaugurated Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the party.
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi would as from next year send some of its doctors and other para-medical staff to China for post-graduate training under a special exchange programme.
Bright Hope for Tomorrow, a local non-governmental organization, in conjunction with the Gomoa West District Assembly, has feted about 500 children during the Christmas festivities at Apam.
President John Evans Atta Mils has added four names to the presidential staffers’ list.