ACCRA :
Energy Foundation organises seminar on Oil and Gas
Wednesday, December 01 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Ghana Joins Africa Finance Corporation
Wednesday, December 01 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Muslim Mission inaugurates school projects
Wednesday, December 01 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Ghana and Czech Republic to resume bilateral relations
Wednesday, December 01 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Ghana Police Service gearing up for oil and gas sector
Wednesday, December 01 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Tullow affirms Ghana oil production target
Wednesday, December 01 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Govt targets 50% public access to LPG
Wednesday, December 01 2010

Government is targeting 50 percent public access to Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, by 2015.

KRACHI EAST :
DCE calls for independent campaigns
Wednesday, December 01 2010

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.

KARAGA :
Pupils receive free uniform and books
Wednesday, December 01 2010

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.

HO :
GAC to set up Technical Support Units countrywide
Wednesday, December 01 2010

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.

STMA :
Students afraid to undergo HIV/AIDS test
Wednesday, December 01 2010

A cross-section of students in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis have said they are unwilling to voluntarily undergo HIV and AIDS testing.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Mobile phone thief gets five years
Wednesday, December 01 2010

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Electric transformer at the VAT office burnt
Wednesday, December 01 2010

An electric transformer has been gutted by fire at the Internal Revenue Service head office in Accra.

NATIONAL :
Elections will be free - President assures
Wednesday, December 01 2010

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA denies selling market place
Wednesday, December 01 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has denied claims that it has sold some principal and traditional lands to private persons.

NATIONAL :
CHRAJ boss retires
Wednesday, December 01 2010

President J.E.A Mills has appointed Ms. Anna Bossman, Deputy Commissioner of CHRAJ as Acting Commissioner with effect from today, 1st December, 2010".

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Gov’t to improve urban transportation
Thursday, December 02 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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Used cloths dealers want ban date extended
Thursday, December 02 2010

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Fertilizer shortage hits municipality
Thursday, December 02 2010

The New Juaben Municipality has been hit by an acute shortage of chemical fertilizer, especially Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus (NPK) compound and ammonia sulphate.

ACCRA :
NAGRAT plans to strike in January
Thursday, December 02 2010

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.

 

ACCRA :
Parliament approves harvesting of stumps in Volta Lake
Thursday, December 02 2010

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.

TAMALE :
Let SADA succeed - Sule Gariba
Thursday, December 02 2010

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.

KARAGA :
Rice farms under threat
Thursday, December 02 2010

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.

KARAGA :
President Mills owns no farm
Thursday, December 02 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
President declares 2011, year of action
Thursday, December 02 2010

President J.E.A Mills has declared 2011 a year of action where his government will fulfill promises they made to Ghanaians.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Computers land teenager in jail
Thursday, December 02 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Production of national ID cards begins next week
Thursday, December 02 2010

At long last, the production and printing of the first national identification cards for Ghanaians is to begin on Monday, December 6, 2010.

ACCRA :
Fix streetlights before xmas- President orders
Thursday, December 02 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.

(BANKYEASE) STMA :
Trader bites colleague’s eyes
Thursday, December 02 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Re-demarcation delays assembly elections - Yiele Chiereh
Friday, December 03 2010

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. 

ACCRA :
Improve education delivery - Africa Education Watch
Friday, December 03 2010

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.

(SOMANYA) LOWER MANYA KROBO:
Ghana celebrates farmers
Friday, December 03 2010

Government has resolved to modernize agriculture in the country in order to attract the youth to take agriculture as a full time business.

ACCRA :
House of Chiefs congratulates farmers
Friday, December 03 2010

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.   

ACCRA :
Akosa backs collateralisation of oil
Friday, December 03 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Seventy up for farmers’ crown
Friday, December 03 2010

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.

ACCRA :
JJ congratulates farmers
Friday, December 03 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
We have made progress – President Mills
Friday, December 03 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills said agriculture production has been significantly improved in the last two years.

NATIONAL :
Prez worried about upsurge of rice importation
Saturday, December 04 2010

President J.E.A Mills has expressed concern over the increasing rate of rice importation into the country.

ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
Assembly embarks commercial rice production
Saturday, December 04 2010

The Atwima Nwabiagya District Assembly will from next year embark on commercial rice production.

NATIONAL :
More youth recruited into Prisons Service under NYEP
Saturday, December 04 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Squadron Leader Clend Sowu is dead
Saturday, December 04 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
GHACEM to expand its production capacity
Saturday, December 04 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
NUGS sack president
Sunday, December 05 2010

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has passed a vote of no confidence in its President, Mr Anthony Abotsi Afriyie.

NATIONAL:
Millennium Excellence Awards ends in
Sunday, December 05 2010

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.

ACCRA:
Tony Aidoo runs amok, rallies NDC’s communication machine to face-off NPP’s nonsense
Sunday, December 05 2010

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.

(IVORY COAST)
Mbeki begins Ivory Coast political mission
Sunday, December 05 2010

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki has arrived in Ivory Coast for the African Union to help mediate in a political crisis, diplomats say.

ATIWA :
District Assembly rehabilitates school blocks
Monday, December 06 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
New blueprint to develop the rail sector
Monday, December 06 2010

Government is designing a 15 year comprehensive blueprint for the country’s rail sector.

ACCRA :
Effective communication, key to business success - Ms Tetteh
Monday, December 06 2010

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.

ACCRA :
EC cries for funds for district assembly elections
Monday, December 06 2010

The Electoral Commission says it will be compelled to postpone the district assembly elections if there are further delays in the release of funds.

KWAHU EAST :
More communities get boreholes
Monday, December 06 2010

A number of communities in the Kwahu East District have benefited from a number of interventions in providing them with potable water.

ACCRA :
Fire officers need requisite skills - Chief Officer
Monday, December 06 2010

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.

KARAGA :
Assembly to establish education fund
Monday, December 06 2010

The Karaga District Assembly will soon establish an Education Endowment Fund to cater for needy but brilliant students in the area.

ACCRA :
Veep stokes oil debate...reiterates W/R 10% promise
Monday, December 06 2010

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 :
MCE calls for proper land use
Monday, December 06 2010

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.

BAWKU WEST :
15 perish from mass food poison
Monday, December 06 2010

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.

(WASSA-AKROPONG) WASSA AMENFI EAST :
11 foreigners arrested for working without permits
Monday, December 06 2010

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Participants at oil forum worried
Monday, December 06 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Ministry releases funds to Electoral Commission
Monday, December 06 2010

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning released an amount of  over GH¢32 million for district assembly elections.

NATIONAL :
President Mills urges Ivorian Presidency to remain calm
Monday, December 06 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Vitol agrees to market Tullow’s oil in Ghana
Monday, December 06 2010

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
14 districts prone to River blindness and Elephantiasis
Monday, December 06 2010

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).

WA WEST :
Revenue is key to development-Coordinator
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Mills for Abuja over Cote d’Ivoire
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Stakeholders find solution to environmental degradation
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Structures along rail lines to go
Tuesday, December 07 2010

The Ghana Railway Authority is to begin a nation wide demolition of unauthorized structures along rail lines this December.rail

AMANSIE WEST:
District honours 19 farmers
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Over 12 million people to receive new meningitis vaccine
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Ministry to help GRA combat revenue leakages
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

(KUMASI)KMA :
Information sharing crucial in crime control- Police
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

(TEMA) TMA :
8,000 direct jobs through VALCO-Oteng-Adjei
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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. 

(KPALIME) SOUTH DAYI :
Kpalime to enjoy good roads, potable water
Tuesday, December 07 2010

The Kpalime traditional area in the South Dayi District of the Volta Region will enjoy good road network and potable water by 2011.

ACCRA :
Officials raid GFA offices
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST :
MP supports Nkawkaw SHS
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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

(KUMASI) KMA :
Blind women learn employable skills
Tuesday, December 07 2010

More than 80 blind and partially sighted women throughout the country have been trained in employable skills to help them lead economically independent lives.

(KUMSAI) KMA :
Asantehene ask Ghanaians to value systems of respect for authority
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

(ANYINAM) BIRIM SOUTH :
Minister ask churches not to abuse freedom of worship
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

(ADAKLU WAYA) ADAKLU ANYIGBE :
Adaklu SHS secures GH¢43,037 three-unit classroom-block
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO :
DCE calls on citizens to grow more food
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
EU gives grant to aid Ghana’s budget
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

ACCRA :
GFA reacts to swoop and lock up offices
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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).

ABUJA NIGERIA:
ECOWAS recognizes Ouattara as president-elect of Ivory Coast
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

KWAHU EAST :
Assembly improves office accommodation
Tuesday, December 07 2010

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.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
Abolish absentee chiefs system-Nana Atta Kwaku II
Wednesday, December 08 2010

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. 

(SEKONDI) STMA :
NADMO urges vigilance along western border
Wednesday, December 08 2010

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.

WA WEST :
DCE commissions Social Protection Committee
Wednesday, December 08 2010

The District Chief Executive for the Wa West District Assembly Hon. Seidu Tungbani has inaugurated the District Protection Committee in Wechiau.

WA :
Minister appeals to info. staff
Wednesday, December 08 2010

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.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH:
Most TB patients would rather avoid the hospital
Wednesday, December 08 2010

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.

TAMALE :
Hold us accountable if water pledge is not fulfilled
Wednesday, December 08 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
EC confirms District Level Elections date
Wednesday, December 08 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA:
REGSEC to crack down on under-aged drivers
Wednesday, December 08 2010

The Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has vowed to crack down on under-aged commercial drivers in the region.

CAPE COAST :
Pedu Basic School to get 10 computers
Wednesday, December 08 2010

The Member of Parliament for Cape Coast, Mr Ebo Barton-Odro, has promised to give 10 computers to the Pedu Basic School.

ACCRA:
Kufuor’s 72-birthday promise
Wednesday, December 08 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Notorious criminal, Johnson Kombian jailed
Wednesday, December 08 2010

Johnson Kombian, the notorious criminal has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for breaking jail.

NATIONAL :
Ghana Leagues suspended indefinitely
Wednesday, December 08 2010

The Ghana League Club Association have voted to suspend all leagues in the country.

(KYEBI) EAST AKIM :
Okyenhene swears in Oseawuohene, elevates four chiefs
Thursday, December 09 2010

The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II has sworn-in the newly installed Akyem Wenchihene as Oseawuohene and  elevated four other chiefs.

(FUNSI) WA EAST :
39-year-old farmer adjudged Regional best farmer
Wednesday, December 08 2010

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) KMA :
Polytechnic adds Bachelor of Technology to programmes
Wednesday, December 08 2010

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.

(ESSASO) WEST AKIM :
Chief advocates need for women co-operatives
Wednesday, December 08 2010

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Electoral Commission educates electorate
Wednesday, December 08 2010

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.

IVORY COAST :
Gbagbo wants power sharing deal
Wednesday, December 08 2010

President Laurent Gbagbo’s government says it is not averse to a power-sharing arrangement with opposition leader Alassane Ouattara in the Ivory Coast.

(MAMPONTENG) KWABRE EAST :
Gov’t is committed to sustaining NYEP - DCE
Thursday, December 09 2010

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). 

(KORLE-BU) AMA :
Korle Bu Fevers Unit receives facelift
Thursday, December 09 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Veep woos Egyptian investors
Thursday, December 09 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Minister of Transport commends GCAA
Thursday, December 09 2010

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.

(NANTON-ZUO) TAMALE :
US$77.34 million for water and sanitation improvement
Thursday, December 09 2010

A US$77.34 million sustainable rural water and sanitation project to benefit six regions has been launched at Nanton-Zuo in Tamale.

NATIONAL :
Corruption is a threat to dev’t, democracy and stability – Moon
Thursday, December 09 2010

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said corruption was a threat to development, democracy and stability.

ACCRA :
President Mills mourns Sowu
Thursday, December 09 2010

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Pupils petition ministries
Thursday, December 09 2010

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.

SOUTH TONGU :
Japan connects six communities to potable water
Thursday, December 09 2010

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.

HO :
LEAP to assist vulnerable flood victims
Thursday, December 09 2010

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.

ACCRA :
GFA in court
Thursday, December 09 2010

The Ghana Football Association is in court over the raid of their office premises by officials of Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).

(KNUST) KMA :
KNUST lecturer gets international appointment
Thursday, December 09 2010

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).

(TEMA) TMA :
Gas leakage on Tema Motorway
Thursday, December 09 2010

A gas tanker which is said to be transporting Liquefied Petroleum Gas is leaking dangerously on the Motorway prompting fears of a fire outbreak.

(ASUAKUA) WENCHI :
Degraded forests in B/A restored
Thursday, December 09 2010

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.

(PEDUASE) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Prez Mills asks Council of State members to be candid with gov’t
Thursday, December 09 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
FIFA warns Ghanaian authorities
Thursday, December 09 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Tariff Advisory Board to streamline trade activities
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Commodity Exchange in the offing-Hanna Tetteh
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

ACCRA :
MDAs asked to operate functional websites
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Oil revenue can be used as Collateral-Parliament
Friday, December 10 2010

Parliament has dropped the prohibition cloak on the Revenue Management Bill that sought to taboo the use of oil as collateral for borrowing.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Blame institutions for slow pace of SSSS-Minister
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

DORMAA :
Credit Union calls for non-bank law
Friday, December 10 2010

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. 

ACCRA :
German government commends Ghana
Friday, December 10 2010

The German government has commended Ghana for the achievements made in the fight against poverty.

NKORANZA NORTH:
Civil servants advised on partisan politics
Friday, December 10 2010

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.   

WA WEST :
German Dev’t Service to support assembly
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

(PAGA) KASSENA NANKANA :
Paga Air Strip to get facelift
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO :
DCE holds first executive committtee meeting
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

(AFARI) ATWIMA-NWABIAGYA :
Tension soaring at Afari over installation of chief
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

(KPONE) TMA :
Kpone community asks TDC to release traditional lands
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

(NKROFUL) ELLEMBELLE :
DCE hopes for better BECE results
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

WA :
Only 12.5 per cent of Upper West roads are tarred
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

(AGBOZUME) KETU SOUTH :
Volta Region urged to arrest falling standards of education
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
FDB warns public about fake Starkist Tuna
Friday, December 10 2010

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has alerted Ghanaians about some fake “Starkist” Tuna imported into the country. 

ACCRA :
Power outage disrupts water supply to parts of Accra
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Ghanaians killed in Gambia buried
Friday, December 10 2010

A state funeral  was today held in Accra Friday for the six Ghanaians among 44 foreigners killed in The Gambia five years ago.

NATIONAL :
Physically challenged persons threat to march to Parliament
Friday, December 10 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
GFA to resume work on Monday
Saturday, December 11 2010

Business will resume at the headquarters of the Ghana Football Association on Monday after the dramatic events of this week stalled work.

NATIONAL :
CHRAJ calls for more transparency in oil sector
Saturday, December 11 2010

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.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Let’s celebrate young Ghanaian aircraft builder - MP
Saturday, December 11 2010

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.

EFFUTU :
Ministry introduces new varieties of cassava
Saturday, December 11 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Stop interfering in local assembly elections – Afari Gyan
Saturday, December 11 2010

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.

TAMALE :
Water should be commercialized to some companies- Bagbin
Saturday, December 11 2010

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.  

ACCRA :
Ambassador expresses concern about small arms
Saturday, December 11 2010

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.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKIM :
Assembly to enforce bye-laws
Sunday, December 12 2010

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.

ACCRA :
3,000 for training in oil industry
Sunday, December 12 2010

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.

(NIATOR) SISSALA WEST :
Avoid bureaucracy in SADA implementation
Sunday, December 12 2010

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).

BOLGATANGA :
Woyongo appeals to landowners
Sunday, December 12 2010

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.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
Youth warned against indiscriminate sex
Sunday, December 12 2010

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.

OBUASI :
Mineworkers builds school complex
Sunday, December 12 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Women deserve the right to negotiate safe sex - Alliance
Sunday, December 12 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Gov’t won’t neglect children with disability - MCE
Sunday, December 12 2010

Government under President Mills would not turn its back on children with physical disabilities, Mr Samuel Sarpong, the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), said.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Western Region to establish fund to support SMEs
Sunday, December 12 2010

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.

(ELMINA) KEEA :
Police nab 8 persons over alleged crude oil smuggling
Sunday, December 12 2010

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.

ACCRA :
German gov’t supports agriculture sector
Sunday, December 12 2010

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.

(BAKPA-DZAVE) NORTH TONGU :
District Coordinating Director becomes Chief
Monday, December 13 2010

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.

TAMALE :
Gov’t supports UDS with GHC20 million
Monday, December 13 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Ghana hosts tripartite meeting on health
Monday, December 13 2010

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.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
51% sachet water not certified - FDB
Monday, December 13 2010

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.

ACCRA :
COCOBOD presents vehicle to Best Cocoa farmer
Monday, December 13 2010

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.

ACCRA :
STX construction agreement to be signed tomorrow
Monday, December 13 2010

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.

(TEMA) TMA :
Ghana Navy receives rescue boats
Monday, December 13 2010

The Ghana Navy, has received six new speedboats with complete accessories from Ghana Red Cross, to facilitate its rescue mission in the country.

(KYEKYEWERE) BEKWAI :
Community gets potable water
Monday, December 13 2010

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.

(AHYRISU) ASANTE AKIM :
Japan provides $94,000 community centre
Monday, December 13 2010

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. 

ACCRA :
New Foreign Ministry office project begins January
Monday, December 13 2010

Construction work on the new office complex of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration begins in January.

KETA :
$32m sea defence for 3 communities
Monday, December 13 2010

A 32 million dollar project to protect three communities in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, from sea erosion has commenced.

(DODOWA) DANGME WEST :
35 teachers receive awards
Monday, December 13 2010

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.

BUNKPRUGU- YUNYOO :
Residents unite under new DCE
Monday, December 13 2010

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.

KEEA :
Police confirm suspects offloaded dirty oil, not crude
Monday, December 13 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Human rights activist to walk barefoot against poverty
Monday, December 13 2010

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.

TMA :
Emergency meeting held over revolts against Assembly
Monday, December 13 2010

Officials of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly today  held an emergency meeting following actions by irate youth from Kpone near Tema over the weekend.

(MANHYIA) KMA :
Asantehene spokesperson denies expenditure on $5m mansion in UK
Monday, December 13 2010

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) AMA :
Slum dwellers to stage naked demonstration today
Tuesday, December 14 2010

Agbogbloshie slum duelers are expected to embark on a naked demonstration today to protest against an intended demolishing exercise in the area.

ACCRA :
VAT/NHIL to be streamlined in construction sector
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.   

ACCRA :
Doe Adjaho cautions MPs on laxity of duty
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Gov’t signs STX agreement today
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

(BIRIWA) MFANTSIMAN :
Citizens undergo health screening
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

(GOASO) JUABOSO :
Illegal Cocoa farms destroyed in forest reserve
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.   

OBUASI :
Mineworkers urge gov’t to ratify ILO Convention on Health
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

ACCRA :
New body for state prosecution
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

ACCRA :
VRA develops Emergency Preparedness Plan
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

ACCRA :
MPs need good facts to make good laws-Kyei Bonsu
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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) FANTEAKWA :
Koreans assist school
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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).

(BAWJIASE) AWUTU-SENYA :
Churches donate to orphanage homes
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

BUNKRURGU-YUNYOO :
Chief cries for help
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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

ACCRA :
STX deal finally signed
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

SPORTS :
EOCO raid: GFA complains of missing documents
Tuesday, December 14 2010

The Ghana Football Association is complaining of missing letters from the heap of documents taken away by the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO).

(JACOBU) AMANSIE CENTRAL :
Farmer encourages youth to go into agriculture
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
CHROG sensitizes communities on oil and gas issues
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

HO :
Public must look out for fire escapes in enclosed areas
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

OBUASI :
Obuasi Municipality gets eight additional electoral areas
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

TAMALE :
Ban on incandescent bulbs starts in January
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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.

(ABESIM) SUNYANI :
Assemblies urged to involve traders in fee fixing
Tuesday, December 14 2010

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. 

ACCRA :
Ghana Post sees higher profit
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Ghana fulfils Usufruct Agreement with Cuba
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
EC sets out modalities for District Level Elections
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana celebrates first oil
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Forum on food security opens
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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. 

ACCRA :
Ghana and Turkish economic relations to double-Veep
Wednesday, December 15 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced closer economic relations between Ghana and Turkey in the coming years.

JOMORO :
Whales washed ashore Ghana coast
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
First oil flows
Wednesday, December 15 2010

Ghana has joined the league of oil producing countries in the world.

(DUAYAW-NKWANTA) TANO NORTH :
Newmont donates to orphanage
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.

WA :
Women entrepreneurs hold key to economic transformation
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.

TAMALE :
Media asked to be more abreast with domestic violence issues
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.

BONGO :
Few women contest in D/A election
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.

(MANKESSIM) MFANTSEMAN :
Mfantseman West Member of Parliament inspects Mankessim roads
Wednesday, December 15 2010

The Member of Parliament for Mfantseman West, Hon. Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, has inspected work on Mankessim roads that are being tarred.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Western communities form body to protect coastal belt
Wednesday, December 15 2010

Communities along the coastal belt of the Western Region have formed a platform for the protection and development of coastal communities in the area.

(MANHYIA) KMA :
NYEP employs 513 disabled persons
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana Gov’t committed to anti-drug war despite Cable Leak tales
Wednesday, December 15 2010

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.

WA :
Upper West Police get Anti-Human Trafficking Unit
Thursday, December 16 2010

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.

JOMORO :
Western Region reiterates their call for dev’t
Thursday, December 16 2010

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.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST :
Minister cuts sod for reconstruction of Navrongo/Tumu road
Thursday, December 16 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Constitution committee asked to include water and sanitation
Thursday, December 16 2010

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. 

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
C/Region to establish Disaster Management Fund
Thursday, December 16 2010

The Central Regional branch of the Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation is to establish a disaster fund.

NATIONAL :
Inflation falls to 20-year low in November
Thursday, December 16 2010

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.

WA EAST :
MTN commissions boreholes in UWR
Thursday, December 16 2010

MTN Ghana Foundation commissioned 20 boreholes in 20 communities in the Upper West region to improve water supply in the area.

(KYEBI) EAST AKIM :
Committee to investigate student’s drowning
Thursday, December 16 2010

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.

ACCRA :
NACOB Boss vows not to share intelligence again
Thursday, December 16 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Ghana gov’t responds to cable leaks
Thursday, December 16 2010

The Government of Ghana has become aware of reports in the press of purported leaked diplomatic cables on Ghana.

NATIONAL :
Ghana experiences weather variation – Meteorologist
Thursday, December 16 2010

West Africa is experiencing variations in the weather from the effects of global weather phenomenon known as La Nina.

(BREMAN ESSIAM) AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
Cocoa farmers ask to be careful in using chemicals
Thursday, December 16 2010

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.

(NKAWIE) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
Ten drivers arrested for motor traffic offences
Thursday, December 16 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t announces holidays
Thursday, December 16 2010

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.

TAMALE :
One person dies during Tamale Fire festival
Friday, December 17 2010

A celebrant at this year’s Fire festival in the Northern regional capital is dead after stabbing himself.

BOLGATANGA :
2,658 candidates to contest Assembly elections in Upper East
Friday, December 17 2010

Two thousand, six hundred and fifty eight candidates are to contest the forthcoming District Assembly and Unit Committee elections in the Upper East Region.

NATIONAL :
District Assembly aspirants express frustration over EC’s directive
Friday, December 17 2010

Some District Assembly aspirants have expressed frustration at the Electoral Commission’s decision to indefinitely postpone campaigns.

(TEMA) TMA :
FDB cautions public on unwholesome frozen chicken gizzard on the market
Friday, December 17 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t secures 13.5 million dollars to improve cancer treatment
Friday, December 17 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
40 Chinese illegal miners arrested
Friday, December 17 2010

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has arrested 40 foreigners for illegally operating small scale mining business in the Central Region.

(WALEWALE) WEST MAMPRUSI:
Health Awareness Progrmme For Communities
Friday, December 17 2010

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.

(KUMASI)KMA :
Asantehene hails govt’s over railways sector
Saturday, December 18 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Scholarship scheme for science students
Saturday, December 18 2010

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.

HO :
Communities can best reduce disaster
Saturday, December 18 2010

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.

(AGBOGBAI) GA EAST :
MP donates 20 bags of Cement to school
Saturday, December 18 2010

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.

WA :
Poly students advised on traffic regulations
Saturday, December 18 2010

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.

(KORLE-BU) ACCRA :
Work pregresses on hospital elevators -Prof Nartey
Saturday, December 18 2010

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Job seekers attend workshop
Saturday, December 18 2010

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.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
Parents to educate disabled children
Saturday, December 18 2010

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.

(KUMASI)KMA :
Church calls for all inclusive national devt agenda
Saturday, December 18 2010

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Telecom masts pose no danger - Radiologist
Sunday, December 19 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
NYEP to establish a provident fund
Sunday, December 19 2010

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.

BONGO :
DCE ask parents to invest in education not kraals
Sunday, December 19 2010

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.

ACCRA :
WILDAF advocates media promotion of female aspirants
Sunday, December 19 2010

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.

AJUMAKO:
131 vie for 47 seats
Sunday, December 19 2010

A total of 131 aspirants are vying for the 47 seats in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region.

ZANLERIGU :
NCCE warns against partisan campaign
Sunday, December 19 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Research on succession of chiefs starts
Sunday, December 19 2010

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.

(DZODZE) KETU NORTH :
Ghanaians urged to prioritize health issues
Sunday, December 19 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Ministry concerned about collapse of smallholder poultry
Monday, December 20 2010

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.

HO :
Bagbin slams society over water issues
Monday, December 20 2010

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.

HO :
Okudjeto calls for further discussions on Wikileaks
Monday, December 20 2010

Mr Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa, a Deputy Minister of Information, has called debate on Wikileaks narcotic revelations that have hit the nation this week.

(FUMESUA) EJISU-JUABEN :
Work begins on $15 million, WAAP office complex
Monday, December 20 2010

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Bishop calls for goodwill to make oil discovery a blessing
Monday, December 20 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Gov’t revokes 375 diplomatic passports
Monday, December 20 2010

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.

(APREMDO) STMA :
Military promises vigilance at Jubilee Oil Fields
Monday, December 20 2010

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.

(ASUFUFU) SUNYANI :
Aged feted
Monday, December 20 2010

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.

(GOMOA AFRANSI) GOMOA EAST :
Teachers urged to be appeals to be patient over Single Spine
Monday, December 20 2010

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.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Workers advised to improve
Monday, December 20 2010

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.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Communities demand information from stool lands
Monday, December 20 2010

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).

NATIONAL :
Campaigning not halted in D/A elections -EC
Monday, December 20 2010

The Electoral Commission (EC) has said that mounting of platforms for district level elections continue as scheduled.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Ex-workers threaten to invade Goldfields
Monday, December 20 2010

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.

ACCRA :
ECG targets 90% prepaid meters for Accra consumers
Monday, December 20 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Ensure strict enforcement of road traffic laws – ACP Awuni
Tuesday, December 21 2010

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.

TAMALE :
ADRA support 10,000 farmers
Tuesday, December 21 2010

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.

ACCRA :
President Mills returns home
Tuesday, December 21 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills returned home on Monday from Burkina Faso where he attended the inaugural ceremony of President Blaise Compaore.

ACCRA :
Book on natural resources management launched
Tuesday, December 21 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Kosmos Energy, government patch differences
Tuesday, December 21 2010

US based oil firm Kosmos Energy has announced that government has dropped all criminal and civil charges initiated against it.

ACCRA :
Majority kicks against petroleum development fund
Tuesday, December 21 2010

Controversial clause 17 of the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill, set Parliament apart again into voting sending the minority tumbling with 60 votes against 81.  

(EKUMFI-TECHIMAN) MFANTSEMAN :
Plan Ghana supports education
Tuesday, December 21 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Assemblies urged to ban erection of billboards for the dead
Tuesday, December 21 2010

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.

WA :
MMT loading boys to be dismissed for indiscipline
Tuesday, December 21 2010

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.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Gov’t, EC commended on efforts to use biometric
Tuesday, December 21 2010

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.

(AKONTOMBRA) SEWFI AKONTOMBRA :
Gun maker arrested
Tuesday, December 21 2010

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.

ATIWA :
260,000 jobs created in tourism sector
Tuesday, December 21 2010

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.

(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST :
Assembly supports project with cement
Tuesday, December 21 2010

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.

(APAM) GOMOA :
NALAG calls for peaceful district level election
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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.  

ACCRA :
NGO urges Parliament to pass spouses bills
Wednesday, December 22 2010

A non-governmental organisation has urged Parliament to facilitate the passage of the Property Rights of Spouses Bill.

NATIONAL :
UN rejects Gbagbo’s withdrawal demand
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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. 

ACCRA :
JICA volunteers call on Minister of Finance
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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.   

ACCRA :
NHIA commends GMA for constructive criticisms
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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. 

(DZODZE) KETU NORTH :
Nursing training school for Dzodze
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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.

(KRANKA) NKORANZA NORTH :
NGOs donate computers to 5 Kranka JHSs
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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.

(BUIPE) CENTRAL GONJA :
Buipe flood victims get support
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Minister says telecom companies must pay for painting structures
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Police take steps to fight crime during Christmas
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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) AMA :
More levies on petroleum products in 2011
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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.

TAMALE :
Hajj agent appeals for refund
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
Private schools asked to register with GES
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Gov’t to construct general hospital at Madina-Adenta
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Zoomlion presents 200 litter bins to AMA
Wednesday, December 22 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in collaboration with Zoomlion, a waste management organisation, has initiated a Sanitation Programme to keep the metropolis tidy.

SUNYANI :
Ban on chloroquine still in force – Gakpey warns
Wednesday, December 22 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Prez Mills’ Christmas message
Thursday, December 23 2010

Fellow Ghanaians, my brothers and sisters, sons and daughters; let us give thanks to God Almighty for giving us another Christmas and festive season.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Scrap ex-gratia - CPP, PNC
Thursday, December 23 2010

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) AMA :
Name “Job 600” building after Justice D.F. Annan - Minority Leader
Thursday, December 23 2010

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.

(AIRPORT) AMA :
GRA-Customs Division at Airport commended
Thursday, December 23 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t to spend over GH¢12 billion in 2011
Thursday, December 23 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Gov’ts urged to allocate more resources to fight malaria
Friday, December 24 2010

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.

TAMALE :
Green Fund to fight climate change
Friday, December 24 2010

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.

HO :
Amenowode declares 2011 action year
Friday, December 24 2010

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. 

(CHETU) LAMBUSSIE/KARNI :
TB detection low in Lambussie/Karni
Friday, December 24 2010

There has been low detection of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the Lambussie/Karni District due to fear of stigmatisation. 

(TAKORADI) STMA :
GRIDCo improves electricity voltage
Friday, December 24 2010

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.

(JACOBU) AMANSIE CENTRAL :
Teachers urged to uphold self-discipline
Friday, December 24 2010

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.

TAMALE :
Assembly Election taskforce inaugurated
Friday, December 24 2010

The Northern Region has inaugurated a 26-member joint security taskforce for the District Assembly and Unit Committee elections slated for December 28th 2010. 

ACCRA :
Chief Justice directs courts to sit on December 24
Friday, December 24 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.

(BOGOSO) PRESTEA HUNI VALLEY- :
Assembly accounts for its stewardship
Friday, December 24 2010

The Prestea Huni Valley District is undertaking 38 projects within the past two years. 

TARKWA:
Chiefs to reclaim idle land in Wassa Fiase
Friday, December 24 2010

The Wassa Fiase Traditional Council has vowed to reclaim all unused parcels of land that have been lying idle for more than five years. 

YEJI :
Fulani chief calls for peace
Friday, December 24 2010

Ali Issah Bukari, Fulani chief of Yeji and environs, has called for peace, unity and cooperation among the Fulani community for their advancement.

NATIONAL :
Supreme Court orders district level elections to go ahead
Friday, December 24 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t has plans to evacuate Ghanaians from Ivory Coast - Agyenim Boateng
Friday, December 24 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
WAEC releases 2010 Nov/Dec WASSCE results
Friday, December 24 2010

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).

NATIONAL :
World Bank commended for $49.3 package to poorest nations
Friday, December 24 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Muslim youth urged to be circumspect during Christmas festivities
Friday, December 24 2010

An Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Hussein Idris Molah, has cautioned Muslim youth not to over indulge in the Christmas and New Year festivities.

(ADUBRIM) ELLEMBELLE :
11 communities connected to National Electricity Grid
Friday, December 24 2010

Eleven communities in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region have been connected to the National Electricity Grid under the Self Help Electrification Project.

ACCRA:
Carriers at KIA increased
Saturday, December 25 2010

For the past year, four new carriers have commenced operations at Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

HO:
GAC to set up Technical Support Units countrywide
Saturday, December 25 2010

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.

(FIAPRE) SUNYANI :
Catholic University students appeal for help
Saturday, December 25 2010

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
NAGRAT threatens strike action in 2011
Saturday, December 25 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Let’s celebrate Christmas in peace – NHC
Saturday, December 25 2010

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.

ACCRA:
35,000 police for assembly elections
Saturday, December 25 2010

The police administration is to deploy over 35,000 personnel to provide security during the District Assembly elections scheduled for December 28, 2010.

(JUABEN) SEKYERE EAST :
NHIS accountant and two agents remanded
Saturday, December 25 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.

NATIONAL :
Ecowas issues ultimatum to Gbagbo
Saturday, December 25 2010

The West African regional bloc Ecowas has told incumbent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo to stand down or expect to face "legitimate force".

(KOKROBITE) AMA :
Workshop to empower young Muslim girls opens
Saturday, December 25 2010

A workshop aims at equipping young Muslim girls to become responsible women, has opened inTuba near Kokrobite in the Greater Accra.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Free transport service for school children
Saturday, December 25 2010

A new transportation system has been launched in the Koforidua Municipality to provide free transport services to school children.  

NATIONAL :
Thousands flee Ivory Coast amid poll crisis
Sunday, December 26 2010

About 14,000 people have fled Ivory Coast to neighbouring Liberia following last month’s disputed Ivorian presidential election, the UN says.

BOLGATANGA :
Coalition of NGOs in Health makes impact
Sunday, December 26 2010

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.  

(NKROFUL) ELLEMBELLE :
Two Returning Officers arrested
Sunday, December 26 2010

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.

(KORLE-BU) AMA :
MTN Foundation fetes X’mas babies
Sunday, December 26 2010

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. 

ACCRA :
NDC wishes Ghanaians fruitful Xmas and New Year
Sunday, December 26 2010

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Regional hospital records seven deliveries on X’mas
Sunday, December 26 2010

The Koforidua Regional Hospital on Christmas Day recorded seven births, four through caesarian and three through normal delivery. 

ACCRA :
Gov’t denies withholding salaries of GBC staff
Sunday, December 26 2010

The Government on Friday denied that it is withholding December salaries for GBC workers.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Minister calls on politicians to promote peace
Sunday, December 26 2010

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.    

(DZODZE) KETU NORTH :
Body of Immigration Officer found in tank
Sunday, December 26 2010

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. 

NATIONAL :
Mills’ reshuffle list out?
Monday, December 27 2010

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.’

(BONSU) EAST AKIM :
Gov’t urged to provide interpreters for the deaf
Monday, December 27 2010

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.

(ABURI) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
District Assembly aspirants urged to prove their worth
Monday, December 27 2010

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.

(EJURA) EJURA/ SEKYEDUMASE :
NSS hands over 4,004 bags of maize to GES
Monday, December 27 2010

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.

(NKROFUL) ELLEMBELLE :
Two returning officers arrested over illegal voters transfer
Monday, December 27 2010

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.

SEFWI-WIAWSO :
DCE urges graduates to go into agriculture
Tuesday, December 28 2010

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.

(AWUTU BERAKU) AWUTU-SENYA :
Chiefs urge politicians not to mismanage oil revenue
Tuesday, December 28 2010

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. 

TECHIMAN :
Youth admonished to use energies wisely
Tuesday, December 28 2010

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. 

ACCRA :
NSS Board says placement based on qualifications
Tuesday, December 28 2010

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.    

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Stakeholders urged to find solution to depletion fish stock
Tuesday, December 28 2010

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.  

TAKORADI :
T-Polytechnic would maintain high academic standards- Rector
Tuesday, December 28 2010

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.

(TWIFO PRASO) THLD:
NDC to retain power in 2012
Tuesday, December 28 2010

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.    

NATIONAL :
Voting underway in Central and Upper West Regions
Tuesday, December 28 2010

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.

BUILSA :
Chiefs call for ban on funerals at Sandema after April
Tuesday, December 28 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Voting begins in five regions in District Level elections
Wednesday, December 29 2010

Voting begun officially on Wednesday in five regions in District Level  polls that will see the election of District Assembly and Unit Committee members.

(PUSIGA) BAWKU :
Pusiga and Garu-Tempane want new District and Constituencies
Wednesday, December 29 2010

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Greater Accra Elections rescheduled for Thursday, December 30
Wednesday, December 29 2010

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.    

SUNYANI:
Unsafe abortion causes birth complications-Nurse
Wednesday, December 29 2010

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. 

BOLGATANGA :
Interior Ministry to deal drastically with highway robbery
Wednesday, December 29 2010

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. 

BAWKU:
Bawku would catch up with development-Minister
Wednesday, December 29 2010

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.

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
170 contest district level elections
Wednesday, December 29 2010

Some 170 people are contesting the 60 electoral area seats in the Kwaebibirem District.  

ACCRA :
Prices of petroleum products go up in January
Wednesday, December 29 2010

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.

SOUTH DAYI :
Police intercept coffee bound for Togo
Wednesday, December 29 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana opposed to the use of force against Gbagbo
Thursday, December 30 2010

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 :
Ivory Coast ’on edge of genocide’ - UN
Thursday, December 30 2010

Ivory Coast’s newly appointed ambassador to the UN has warned the country is "on the brink of genocide".

LAMBUSSIE :
Jirapa Naa urges chiefs to make FCUBE Programme work
Thursday, December 30 2010

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.

(KORLE-BU) AMA :
NGO settles hospital bills for 11 patients at Korle Bu Hospital
Thursday, December 30 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Reverend Minister ask gov’t to manage oil money well
Thursday, December 30 2010

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.

TAMALE :
EC to complete all Assembly elections in 2010
Thursday, December 30 2010

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”.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
District Assembly Elections in Eastern Region postponed again
Thursday, December 30 2010

The District Assembly and Unit Committee elections scheduled to take place in the Eastern Region on Thursday, December 30, 2010 has been postponed again.

HO :
Jubilation greets early results in Ho municipality
Thursday, December 30 2010

The District level elections ended peacefully in the Ho Municipality, where pockets of jubilation greeted early results.

(NYONYA-AHENKRO) BIAKOYE :
Parts of Biakoye District boycott District level elections
Thursday, December 30 2010

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.

ABURA/ASEBU/KWAMANKESE :
President Mills sacks DCE
Friday, December 31 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has revoked the appointment of Ms Aba Edusah, Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District Chief Executive (DCE) with immediate effect.

NATIONAL :
Local gov’t minister apologises for ’chaotic’ elections
Friday, December 31 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Police declare war on drivers who talk on mobile phones
Friday, December 31 2010

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.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Gold Fields pays $26.5 million corporate tax
Friday, December 31 2010

Gold Fields Ghana, operators of the Tarkwa and Aboso Gold Mines, on Thursday paid $26.5 million as corporate tax to government.

(ASYLUM) AMA :
Accra Psychiatric Hospital gets support
Friday, December 31 2010

The Management of Stanbic Bank on Thursday donated a water tank and assorted food items to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.

IVORY COAST :
UN Mission in Cote d’Ivoire to robustly protect civilians
Friday, December 31 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
UK branch of NDC hails supporters of 31st December anniversary
Friday, December 31 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Leadership of PNC to institute legal action against IMC
Friday, December 31 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
KATH to send doctors for post-graduate training in China
Friday, December 31 2010

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.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
NGO fetes 500 street children
Friday, December 31 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
President Mills adds more names to staffers
Friday, December 31 2010

President John Evans Atta Mils has added four names to the presidential staffers’ list.