President John Dramani Mahama Tuesday afternoon, the president made seven appointments when he administered the Oath of Office on new ambassadors who are going to countries where Ghana has established long standing diplomatic relations.
A four-day workshop to help expose young people to the dangers of narcotic drugs use opened at the Washington View Hotel at Akyawkrom in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality on Tuesday.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is negotiating with the Government and donor agencies for funds to purchase agricultural machinery to improve on its agricultural productivity.
The Director of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in charge of programmes monitoring and evaluation, has called on Ghanaians to allow the peace the nation is enjoying to remain intact after December 7 elections.
Government through the Karaga District Assembly is working seriously to get a minimum of 5 additional communities connected to the national grid.
The Kassena Nankana West District Assembly has resolved to commit resources in the rehabilitation of two dams for people living in the area.
25 women treated in Fistula complications have successfully undergone three-months training in various skills of their interest in the Central region.
The Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive, Ophelia Koomson, has received massive infrastructural boost since the since the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government assumed power in 2009.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government has, within the last four years, established seven nursing training colleges throughout the country, President John Dramani Mahama said.
Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Science, Environment and Technology has presented 977 laptops to some students in senior high schools (SHS) and tertiary institutions in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is not collapsing but rather growing healthier and stronger, Mr Alfred Agamah, Sunyani Municipal Scheme Manager has said.
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies have been called upon to help develop the libraries in the country.
The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) has injected GH¢2,771,000 into dry season farming in the three northern regions for the cultivation of vegetables with focus on butternut.
President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday announced that the Local Skills Development programme (LESDEP) which started on pilot basis in some parts of the country would be extended to all the districts in the coming year.
Farmers in the Konkonzoli community in the Saboba district are expected to get a relief in their farming activities following the completion of a new dam site in the area.
About 10 communities in the West zone of the Kassena Nankana West District have been considered to be covered under the implementation of the Rural Electrification Programme(REP) which is due to take off very shortly in the area.
A 6 unit classroom block with ancillary facilities has been completed for the Bogoso Presbyterian Primary School in the Prestea Huni Valley District to improve teaching and learning in the area.
The South Dayi District Assembly has undertaken two new housing projects for staff of the Assembly to ease their pressure in accommodation issues.
The Chief Executive for the West Gonja District Assembly, Mr Adam Mutawakilu has disclosed the completion of a newly constructed dam facility at Grupe a community within the district.
A minimum of 141 development projects had so far been implemented in the Mfantseman municipality by government from 2009 to 2012.
Citizens of Kukurantumi in the East Akim Municipality in the Eastern region will soon access quality health delivery with the construction of a new ultra modern hospital.
Construction works on the Wassa Dunkwa road in the Wassa Amenfi West District is said to have reached its final stage with only few works left to be done to improve transportation in the area.
President John Dramani Mahama has given the assurance that government would revamp all the defunct state industries to revive business and make Tema the famous industrial city in Africa more vibrant than before.
In a few hours from now, the section of the Ghanaian electorate categorised as ‘Special Voters’ will commence casting their votes Tuesday morning to elect a President and Parliamentarians in a competition that is being keenly contested by eight presidential aspirants and 1,332 parliamentary candidates.
A GH¢12,000.00 library has been built at Sekyere in the Sekyere Afram Plains District to help school children in the area to acquire the reading habit.
The Kadjebi Ditrict Assembly has agreed to purchase a grader to aid their quest of ensuring improved road network in the district.
Mr. Victor Smith, Eastern Regional Minister has commissioned two new projects at New Tafo Zongo in East Akim Municipality.
President John Mahama says the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government will put the necessary measures in place to enable VALCO and the Tema Oil Refinery operate at full capacity.
As mandatory to happen in all other districts across the length and breadth of the country, the Lambussie Karni district in the Upper West region is also conducting its special voting for today, DCE for the area, Clement Benin revealed.
The special voting exercise for members of the security services including the Police, Military, prisons, Immigration, Fire Service and officers of the Electoral Commission is underway across the country.
A British company, NMS infrastructure Limited, has been awarded a contract by the government to construct 120-bed hospitals in six communities across country.
School children in the Kunsu township in the Kintampo North municipality now learn with all seriousness after a new 6-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities was constructed for them recently.
As part of efforts to improve the living conditions of teachers in the area, the Sefwi Wiawso District Assembly is constructing a new teacher’ quarters’ facility at Wiase, a subsurb community in the district.
Nkonam Senior High School in the Tain District of the Brong Ahafo Region has benefitted from two (2) massive development projects, which are currently at advance levels of completion.
Mr Kwasi Oppong-Ababio, Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, on Tuesday cut the sod for work to begin on a GH¢14 million multi-purpose ultra modern seven-storey office complex building in Sunyani.
Cabinet has approved the Build, Operate and Transfer arrangement for the dualisation of the Accra-Kumasi trunk road and submitted to Parliament for consideration.
President John Dramani Mahama on Monday outlined government’s plans to create more jobs for the teeming youth in the coming years.
The Ho West District Assembly, one of the newly created districts in the country is making every possible effort to change its current under development.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Atiwa West Constituency, Emmanuel Atta Twum has expressed confidence about the chances of the ruling party in the constituency.
The District Chief Executive for the Kpandai District Assembly, Jasper Jatoh Moayi has appealed to electorates in the district to comport themselves and ‘play by the rules of the game’ as they go to exercise their franchise on Friday.
The Assemblyman for Afransi, in the Gomoa West District in the Central Region, Dominic Ato Mensah has hailed government for the immense contribution towards development in the area.
The Karaga District Assembly has partnered the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) to provide certain five communities with borehole facilities.
As political campaigns draw to a close today, political parties would be holding their final rallies at various centres to try to appeal to voters for their mandate.
President John Mahama has urged the Electoral Commission to put its house in order to avoid a repeat of the glitches that characterized Tuesday’s special voting.
The Western Regional Police Command together with the Joint Operation Centre had deployed about 4200 security personnel to various parts of the region ahead of the December 7 polls.
President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday led state and government functionaries to mark 100 days of the death of late President John Evans Atta Mills at the ‘Asomdwe Park" in Accra with a wreath laying ceremony.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has initiated 237 projects in 14 metropolitan and municipal assemblies throughout the country at a total cost of GHc24,953,727.67.
The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has said the Commission will declare the results of Friday’s election within 72 hours after the close of poll.
In less than 24 hours, Ghanaians will decide their next crop of leaders for the next four years as required by the 1992 constitution of Ghana.
Government through the Kpandai District Assembly has committed over GHS100,000 to provide Jirandogo community with a Community Based Health Planning and Services(CHPS) centre.
The Abura Asebu Kwamankese District Chief Executive, Mr. William Ata-Mends has indicated that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will win by a landslide victory of about 53% in the upcoming December 2012 elections.
A new assembly hall under construction in the Tamale Metropolis is nearing completion to promote assembly gatherings and reduce cost.
Mr. Noah Aguh, a Senior Research Officer at the Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF), on Wednesday announced that the Fund since its establishment has supported about 32 small-scale industries in the Central Region with GH¢11.78million.
Residents in some parts of Kumasi are complaining of a pungent smell which is making life in the suburbs unbearable.
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, on Tuesday expressed satisfaction at progress of work on the Tema General Hospital Mortuary.
The Tarkwa Nsueam Assembly has distributed 360 laptops to fifteen selected Junior High Schools within its constituency.
The Effutu Municipal Assembly at emergency meeting approved their rates and fees, composite budget and annual action plan/investment activities for the year ending 31st December 2013.
The following is the full text of President John Dramani Mahama’s broadcast to the nation on Thursday evening, few hours before the general elections.
The Sankofa Franco-Ghana Friendship Association, an NGO, has presented a cheque of GH¢3,800 to the Agona East Assembly towards the completion of a modern toilet facility at Agona Mankrong Junction.
Voting started throughout Ghana at 0700 hours, Friday, to elect a President and 275 Legislators for the sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic with long queues of voters waiting patiently to cast their votes.
Voting has officially been closed for the 2012 general elections, however in many polling stations electorates were still queuing to make sure they cast their ballot before leaving the scene.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has decided to allow voting to continue in polling centres where the biometric voters’ registration exercise failed during voting on Saturday.
President John Dramani Mahama on Friday asked election officials to rectify problems that are hindering the smooth voting in some polling centres in the country.
The people of the Northern part of Ghana have been advised against the indiscriminate cutting down of shea nut trees since they are of economic value.
President John Dramani Mahama will address a press conference at on Saturday, December 8, 2012.
Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that supporters and sympathizers of the opposition new patriotic party (NPP) have massed up at some ones private property at Airport West, in Accra.
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has issued its mid-day report on yesterday’s elections which states that the setup and opening of polls went very well though some polling stations had a few hitches.
Wing Commander Francis Anaman, a retired Officer of the Ghana Airforce on Friday re-captured the Jomoro Parliament seat from the Convention Peoples Party for the National Democratic Party.
President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to Ghanaians not to allow elections to set families, ethnic groups and religions against each other as that was contrary to the democratic constitution of the country.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has denied allegations by supporters of the NPP that it has engaged the services of a company to do electronic transmission and collation of results on its behalf.
The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has commended Ghanaians for the peaceful manner in which they exercised their franchise in the second day of voting across some part of the country
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday expressed appreciation to its supporters and the general public for the massive voter turn-out in the General Election.
Your Election Headquarters, the Joy News and Adom News have projected that President John Mahama is the likely president elect of Ghana.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria on Sunday described Ghana’s general election as peaceful, transparent, free and fair, and should, therefore, be emulated by other African countries.
The National Democratic Congress has appealed to its supporters to remain calm and await for the announcement of the results of the elections by the Electoral Commission.
Hundreds of supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are marching to the Electoral Commission (EC), but security is being beefed up to prevent trouble.
The returning officer for the 2012 presidential election Dr. Afari Gyan has declared John Dramani Mahama President of the Republic of Ghana.
President elect, John Dramani Mahama has commended Ghanaians for their trust in him and the NDC government for voting massively for them.
Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam has expressed gratitude and appreciation to the entire Muslim community and the nation for ensuring a violence- free elections.
Volta Regional capital, Ho, Sunday night went into frenzy amidst wild jubilation immediately Dr Kwadwo Afari Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) declared President John Dramani Mahama winner of the 2012 presidential election.
The Judicial Service on the authority and direction of Mrs. Justice Georgina T. Wood, the lady Chief Justice, has established two public complaints secretariats in anticipation of post-2012 election petitions.
What exactly is the connection between the fourth republic and the name John? This is the question most Ghanaians would want to find answers to.
As Africa urbanizes at a faster rate than any other region in the world, a more integrated approach to urban water management is needed to solve complex water challenges in Africa’s teeming, thirsty cities, making them more sustainable and resilient, says a World Bank report presented at the AfriCities Summit in Dakar, Senegal.
There was wild jubilation in communities in the Ketu South constituency in the Volta Region following the declaration of President Mahama as the president elect.
President John Mahama, the president elect would address party supporters at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra today.
The anxiety and uncertain clouds that surrounded the gains of female aspirants in the December polls can now be assuaged as 28 women from nine regions have so far successfully sailed through the just ended keenly contested parliamentary elections.
Hundreds of supporters and members of the National Democratic Congress as well as residents in Cape Coast and Elmina poured onto the streets on Sunday night amidst singing and dancing, celebrating the victory of President John Dramani Mahama moments after the results were declared.
The New Patriotic Party is likely to head to the courts over what it alleges are gross irregularities in the results of the 2012 elections.
Ghana’s president-elect, John Dramani Mahama has warned the country would be at the losing end, if after the election, we engage in activities that weigh ourselves down and work against our own progress.
Below is the statement by President Obama’s Press Secretary on the Presidential Election in Ghana.
President Yayi Boni of Benin on Monday described Ghana as a model of African democracy, which would continue to encourage her neighbours to live in peace and unity to achieve lasting growth and development.
The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on Monday launched its preliminary report on monitoring the right to vote and observing the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana.
President John Dramani Mahama has, in accordance with the Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012 (Act 845) appointed a twenty-two (22) member Transition Team to manage the transition to a new administration.
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Tuesday disclosed its intention to seek legal redress over the results of the December 7 polls.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has asked political parties to remove all advertising materials from the streets of the city by Monday 17th December.
The Bureau for Internal Affairs (BIA), a centre for information gathering on public concerns, on Tuesday called for a national war on the illegal importation of rice by a syndicate, which is denying the State the needed revenue.
The African Youth Command (AYC) has congratulated his Excellency John Dramani Mahama as the President-elect of the Republic of Ghana.
Nana Opare Odei II, Apedwahene of Ahwerease-Akuapem and the Chief of Okobeyeyiye has appealed to the general public and others in the royal houses to initiate self-help developmental projects to attract government support.
Mr Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and chairman of the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security, has congratulated President-elect John Dramani Mahama on his victory in last Friday’s election.
The Ghana Police Service wishes to debunk allegations being carried by a section of the electronic media to the effect that a team or Police and Military personnel raided the Headquarters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Tuesday, 11th December 2012.
The Vice President and Chairman of the Transition Team, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has directed all Ministers of State to begin preparing their handing over notes in compliance with provisions of the Presidential (Transitions) Act of 2013, Act 845.
The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has condemned the attacks on journalists by irate supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) whiles they were discharging their legitimate duties.
Management and staff of the Community ‘11’ School Complex on Monday took delivery of 13 computers and accessories donated by two US institutions for use in the school’s computer laboratory.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has extended his "warm and sincere congratulations" to President John Dramani Mahama following his election as president in last Friday’s polls.
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has congratulated His Excellency John Dramani Mahama on his election as President of Ghana.
Northern Ghana Aid, (NOGAID), a civil society organisation on Wednesday described the general election as free, fair, transparent and peaceful, despite the challenges posed by the biometric verification machines.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited is implementing a Distribution System Loss Reduction Project intended to trim the company’s distribution system losses from the current 20 per cent to 10 per cent.
The much awaited Cape Coast Stadium moved a step closer to realization with the signing of the contract agreement between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and their Chinese counterparts.
President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday paid a day’s visit to Abuja, Nigeria, to discuss with President Goodluck Jonathan progress on the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP).
The Liberian president, Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has sent a message of congratulations to President John Dramani Mahama on his election as president in last Friday’s poll.
Ms Samia Yaba Nkrumah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro, who lost her seat in last Friday’s Parliamentary election, has congratulated the MP elect and said she would continue to work for the development of the constituency.
Black Stars Coach, Kwesi Appiah has named a provisional 26-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations billed for 19 January to February 10, in South Africa.
The Leadership of the Trade Union Congress on behalf of its membership has congratulated President John Mahama on his election as the president of the Republic of Ghana.
President John Dramani Mahama has confirmed his government’s support and campaign for the candidature of Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, a former Minister for Trade and Industry, for the position of Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
ABANTU for Development and Action Aid-Ghana have congratulated all women contestants, particularly those who have won seats in Parliament, in the just-ended General Elections.
The French President, Mr Francois Hollande on Friday congratulated President John Dramani Mahama for winning the Presidential Election on December 7.
The Presidential Transition Team, chaired by the Vice President, Mr Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, on Friday held its first working session at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
Bongo-Tankoo Noyine Co-Operative Farmers Society Limited (TANDA), in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region is appealing for support to help mechanize a high yeilding borehole for irrigation in the Tankoo community.
The last batch of Liberian refugees in Ghana who opted for voluntary repatriation to Liberia have left Ghana for Liberia on board a UNMIL flight.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Mr. Ban Ki Moon, has congratulated the people of Ghana on the peaceful holding of their Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
President John Mahama has made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians to put behind them the elections and forge ahead to build a united country.
President John Dramani Mahama has described as unfortunate, the deadlines set for the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA), explaining that it will adversely impact the economies and trade systems of other nations. According to him, the EPAs in their present form appear to undermine rather than promote regional economic integration.
President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday gave the assurance that government would continue to empower the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) to train more professionals.
Health service providers have been asked to stop demanding payment for services and drugs already covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) else they would face severe punishment.
The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) on Friday exhibited excellent display during the graduation ceremony of the fire service cadet intake 10, at Army Recruit Training School at Shai Hills in Accra.
The Electoral Commission has denied claims by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) that it is inviting its polling agents to a special meeting.
The Government of Ghana says it would, in accordance with ruling by the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, unconditionally release the Argentine frigate ARA Libertad.
World Vision International has held a seminar on water quality in Bolgatanga of the Upper East Region where it showcased to stakeholders, its established water quality laboratory to serve the northern sector of the country.
Unlike many chief executives of metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies who are hoping to be favoured and retained at their posts following the victory of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Peter Kwasi Nortsu-Kotoe has moved a step further having been elected the Member of Parliament for the Akatsi North constituency.
A research conducted by the Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) and Mission of Hope International in the Bongo District, has revealed that whilst supervised deliveries particularly anti and post-natal have improved about 84 per cent, that of teenage pregnancies and abortion were still high in the area.
Parliament will resume sitting today (Monday, December 17) after a six week break for the December 7 elections.
The Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC) is developing curricula towards adding five more schools to the existing ones in Business and Theology.
Ghana is benefiting alongside with fifteen other countries like Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger which had been considered to implement Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) project in West Africa.
The Speaker of Parliament Joyce Bamford Addo today charged Members of Parliament to be committed and efficient in their work as the House resumed its last sitting to wind up the Fifth Parliament of the Fourth Republic.
Sixty five sewing machines and thirty five hair dryers together with hair rollers and pins have been presented to some beneficiaries of the Trade and Vocation module under the National youth and Employment Programme in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality.
Mr John Kwao Sackey, Ga East Municipal Chief Executive has congratulated President John Dramani Mahama for his election as the fourth President of the Fourth Republic.
Nana Kwesi Ofori, Central Regional Chief Farmer, has advised cocoa farmers to use the bonus government pay to them to maintain their farms to enhance production and improve the quality of their produce.
Dr. Hannah Louisa Bisiw, newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano South constituency in the Brong-Ahafo Region has assured communities in the constituency of equitable distribution of development projects for the betterment of residents.
The Ministry of Communications and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) of the Republic of Korea for technical assistance in the deployment of the national public key infrastructure (PKI).
Dr Richard Amenyah, Director of Technical Services of the Ghana Aids Commission (GAC), Monday said anti-retroviral drugs were the only medication recommended for the management of HIV and AIDS.
President John Dramani Mahama, has expressed condolence on behalf of Ghanaians for the loss of lives following the shooting of 26 people including school children and six adults by a gunman in the US.
The Police Administration has offered a reward of GH¢5,000.00 to anyone, who provides information that will lead to the arrest of criminals, who violently attacked the Asante-Bekwai Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
An average of 50 young girls below the ages of 15 and 17 are abducted for marriage every year in the Jirapa, Lambussie/Karni and Sissala East districts.
The Volta Regional House of Chiefs has congratulated President John Dramani Mahama on his election as President of Ghana in the just-ended elections.
The National House of Chiefs has commended stakeholders involved in Election 2012, including local and foreign observers for their various roles in making the process peaceful and successful.
The Member of Parliament-elect for the Yilo Krobo Constituency, Mr. Magnus Kofi Amoatey, is demanding an apology from the opposition NPP for claiming that the Presidential election results for the constituency were bloated by over 7,000 votes.
Dr Boakye Agyemang, Deputy Ashanti Regional Director of Health Services in-charge of Clinical Care, has urged health workers to focus on improving the quality of care for patients.
Gender advocacy group, WILDAF has petitioned President Mahama to consider more women for appointment in his government when he is sworn in as President on January 7.
A graduation ceremony has been held for about 187 youth in the Atebubu Amantin District in the Brong Ahafo Region who acquired special skill training under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in the area.
A lorry station project that was started some months ago at Lapaz is nearing completion in the area.
The National Road Safety Commission is wishing the entire travelling public safe travels this yuletide and has therefore directed all its regional offices to liaise with its stakeholders to intensify its outreach activities focusing on the use of crash helmets, passenger and pedestrian safety and also deploy the enforcement task force to police incidence of speeding, drink driving and driver fatigue among others.
Research conducted on Advocacy Action for Minimum National Physical Accessibility Standards has shown that the accessibility rate for People with Disabilities (PWDs) at both public and private facilities is only 15 percent.
Some 249 youth in the Gomoa West District have graduated from entrepreneurial training offered by the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA).
The Kumasi Airport will open to traffic today after it was closed down for repair works yesterday.
More than 328 youth in the Kwahu West Municipality have received sewing machines and hair dryers under the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) program after their six months apprenticeship.
More Ghanaians are losing confidence in the ability of the courts to dispense justice as a result of frequent delays in case adjudication and the rising cost of hiring lawyers, a draft report of a study commissioned by the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has shown.
Dr Dominic A. Ayini, Member of Parliament (MP) elect for Bolgatanga has appealed to the people of the area to forge a united front to facilitate the development of the Constituency.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) yesterday said it would soon set up border posts at five communities in the Brong-Ahafo Region along the Ghana–Cote D’Ivoire Border.
The Ho West District assembly is gearing up itself to deal with sanitation management difficulties confronting metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies in the country.
Residents of Bogoso, the District capital of Prestea Huni Valley in the Western Region have been provided with a nine seater Water Closet (WC) toilet facilities as part of efforts to improve sanitation in the area.
The District Chief Executive for the Nanumba South District Assembly, Alhaji Seidu Amidu has called on the new Member of Parliament (MP) elect for the Wulensi constituency, Laliri George Maban to do well to collaborate with the Assembly to forge ahead the development of the area.
IN exercise of the powers conferred on the Electoral Commission under Article 63 (9) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, this Instrument is hereby made.
The Transition Team in compliance with the Presidential (Transition) Act, has directed ministers, deputy ministers and all government appointees who keep official four-wheel vehicles, to return them to their various ministries, departments and agencies by Friday, 4th January, 2013.
A Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) led dry season irrigation farming has taken off at various ecological zones of the Northern Region to produce crops for export to the European market.
Parliament on Wednesday approved a Mixed Credit Agreement of 19.1 million dollars to fund critical reforms to alleviate poverty in farming communities to boost agricultural productivity to ensure food security for the country.
President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday stated that the Council of State was crucial and relevant to the kind of governance Ghana had provided since 1992.
President John Mahama has assured the Ghana Armed Forces that his government will pursue an aggressive housing policy to provide decent accommodation for military officers.
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Thursday inaugurated a Debt Management and Compliance Enforcement Unit (DMCE) to create a uniform organizational approach to debt recovery and compliance.
The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Oil and Gas has slammed the government for spending more than it is saving of the revenues accruing from the country’s oil resources.
A Special Parliamentary Committee on Poverty Redeuction strategy has recommended that continous effort must be made to increase resources to support the activities of Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and to also improve the capacity of personnel to effectively implement their development plans.
Oil production on Ghana’s Jubilee Oil Field is now in excess of 105,000 barrels per day (bpd), one of the partners, Kosmos Energy, has announced.
The Gomoa West District Assembly exceeded its revenue target for 2012 by 17.02 percent as at October 31, 2012.
Large quantities of fake and expired medical and laboratory instruments, assorted pharmaceutical drugs, computer parts and sex enhancers, were destroyed by Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at Agblekpui near Aflao.
As part of plans to reduce the unemployment rate in the country, the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency, GYEEDA will soon roll-out a project expected to create jobs for some 5000 youth.
Chief Executive of the Birim South District, Baffour Mensah-Takyi has commended the security agencies, all political parties, the press and the Electoral Commission for their dedication to duty for the successful conduct of a peaceful election.
The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly has begun efforts at providing potable drinking water to the people of Kunyavilla in the Northern region after a Joy News report on the increase in diarrhea cases in the community.
The construction of the Bui Hydroelectric Dam is nearing completion with the first power supply expected to happen in June 2013.
The Upper West Regional Minister Alhaji Amidu Sulemana was shot Thursday evening by unidentified gunmen.
President John Dramani Mahama, is expected to deliver a State of the Nation’s address on Friday, January 4, 2013 in accordance with Article 67 of the Constitution after the return of Members of Parliament to the House on January 3, 2013.
President John Dramani Mahama on Friday indicated that a committee to oversee the construction of 200 new Senior High Schools would be inaugurated soon after his inauguration on January 7, 2013.
Minister of Agriculture Kwesi Ahwoi has called for a change in the status quo, which currently sees farmers, who produce to feed the nation, as the poorest group of workers in the country.
President John Dramani Mahama has hinted that he would move the Presidency to the Flagstaff House early next year.
The government has spent GHs 344 million on the rehabilitation of 813 kilometres of roads in the Brong-Ahafo Region within the last three-and-a-half years, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister said in Sunyani.
The dusk to dawn curfew imposed on the Hohoe Township following a communal violence about five months ago has been lifted.
The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) has produced bumper harvest of maize and other cereals, thus creating sells and marketing difficulties which the authority is trying to address.
Mrs Lordina Mahama, the first lady, has donated assorted items in support for the elderly women resident at the Gambaga Witch Camp in the Northern Region.
President John Dramani Mahama will today leave the country on a private visit to South Africa, Presidential spokesperson John Jinapor has said.
Dr Daniel Asare, the Chief Executive Officer of the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, has said the promise of the government to provide the Eastern Region with a public university and a regional Hospital should lead to the establishment of a teaching hospital.
Information reaching us has it that the Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Henry Ford Kamel has passed away.
President John Dramani Mahama has denied rumours he is in South Africa to undergo a kidney transplant.
First Lady, Lordina Dramani Mahama, has in a Christmas Message encouraged Ghanaians to look out for others who may be disadvantaged and help them to also celebrate the Christmas and New Year festivities.
Ghanaians have today, December 25, joined millions of Christians over the world to celebrate Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ.
The Effutu Municipal Assembly at its Third Ordinary Meeting in Winneba has presented 28 motorcycles to members of the House to help address their transportation problems.
A new police station with officers’ quarters has been constructed for the people of the Millennium City, near Kasoa, in the Central Region.
A non-governmental organisation in the Jomoro District, Sayi Foundation, has donated 19,000 Ghana cedis for payment of registration fees for 1,660 BECE candidates in the district
The Central Regional Minister, Mrs. Ama Benyiwa Doe, has expressed regret at the poor revenue generation in the Ekumfi due to low economic activities in the district and said its performance was not encouraging.
The family of the late Volta Regional Minister Henry Ford Kamel is expected to meet with government officials today to discuss his funeral arrangements.
Retained Member of Parliament for La Dadekotopon, Nii Amasah Namoale today donated a mini ambulance bus worth GH¢40,000.00 to the La East (Tse Addo) Community-based Health Planning Services (CHPS) Compound managers.
Mr John Kwao Sackey, Ga East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), yesterday inspected ongoing road projects in the Municipality to ascertain the progress of work done.
Mr Akrapim Baffoe, Assemblyman for Asuosu Electoral Area in the Nkoranza South Municipality, has urged the youth in the communities to form a task force to arrest chainsaw operators.
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is mourning the demise of its Member of Parliament for Buem, Henry Ford Kamel who died on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 after a short illness.
The United Nation General Assembly (UN), in a move hailed by Amnesty International, has endorsed a resolution against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
Mr Fritz Baffuor, the Minister for Information has announced that, the Ministry is looking forward to be revamped, reinvested and resourced with the needed logistics as a measure to make the sector carry out its mandate effectively.
A research conducted by Northern Network for Education Development (NNED) has shown that most Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the three Northern Regions do not show much interest in supporting the in-service training of teachers, particularly unprofessional teachers in the area.
Teachers have been asked to seek assistance from colleagues on subject areas they find challenging to avoid feeding their pupils with half-baked knowledge.
Mr Kwasi Tsibu Yirenkyi, the Eastern Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has cautioned motorists to eschew all tendencies that are likely to cause road accidents during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
A GH¢400,000.00 street lighting project completed by the government at Abofour, a thriving market centre in the Offinso Municipality, has been inaugurated with a fanfare.
Four years after the creation of the Offinso North District, the assembly is moving its development agenda forward in a bid to improve the living standard of the people.
Parliament on Thursday began registering all the newly-elected members ahead of their swearing-in to the Sixth Parliament of the Fourth Republic on January 7, 2013.
His Excellency John Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana has commissioned Ghana’s Digital Seismic Network at the Central Observatory in Accra to enhance the monitoring of earthquakes and other forms of seismic activities in Ghana.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante-Akim South, Mrs. Gifty Ohene-Konadu, has donated 20 desktop computers valued at GH¢ 25,000.00 to some schools on the area.
Newmont Golden Ridge Akyem Project has by the end of the year spent about GH¢ 1.3 Million on expanding and rehabilitation of water and sanitation in its operation communities.
The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the Association of Small Scale Industries (ASSI) has called for a closer collaboration with the government in 2013.
The Ahanta West District Assembly (AWDA) says it has made strides in its revenue generation to qualify for funds under the Functional Organizational Assessment Tool (FOAT) exercise conducted by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
The Presiding Member of the Ajumako-Enyan- Essiam District Assembly, Mr Solomon F. Cobbinah has urged members of the Assembly to come together as one body and plan towards the development of the district.
Government is ready for the swearing-in ceremony of President elect John Dramani Mahama, outgoing Minster of Information, Fritz Baffuor has said.
A total of 419 youths in the East Gonja and Kpandai districts have been trained as community-based teachers to increase the low teacher population in the area.
Women farmers in Zuarungu in the Upper East Region have received training in moringa processing and soap making as part of efforts to empower them with alternative income generating ventures to improve their livelihoods.
Mr Daniel Benefoh, a Director at the Environmental Protection Agency has stressed the importance of youth participation in policy development at all levels of national engagements.
The only referral health centre in the Afigya Kwabre District of Ashanti Region is crying for government intervention as land allocated for infrastructural expansion faces persistent encroachment.
The Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA) in its bid to ensure the safety of Ghanaians, will in 2013 strictly enforce its laws to ensure that those who violate the law are prosecuted.
All is calm in the Alavanyo-Nkonya areas of the Volta Region after two shooting incidents on Saturday, which claimed one life.
The Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova on Thursday expressed shock at the ferocity that has marked the latest round of the destruction of Timbuktu’s mausoleums.
Parents have been advised to teach their children and house-helps to be security conscious to prevent the incidence of robbery at all times, and especially during the yuletide.
The Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health has underscored the need for government to legislate a policy on free universal health care in Ghana.
Eleven Heads of State and 18 government delegations across the world have confirmed their participation in the inauguration of the President-elect, John Dramani Mahama, on January 7, 2013.
A fire outbreak at the Kumasi Central Market on Sunday night destroyed property worth thousands of Ghana cedis.
West Mamprusi District has more than 113 classrooms without teachers at the primary level.