(VINVING) JIRAPA/LAMBUSSIE :
$ 1million dollars disbursed to women
Friday, February 01 2008
ProNet North, a local non-governmental organisation, is implementing a five-year women empowerment project in Upper West Region to assist women with soft and hard credits with technical support.
(AFOKPAKOPE) ADAKLU-ANYIGBE :
Community set ablaze
Friday, February 01 2008
A three-month-old baby was burnt to death in a bushfire, which razed through Afokpakope, near Kpetoe in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District.
(JIMBALE) BUNKPURUGU YUNYOO :
Engage youth in fruitful ventures - Chiefs
Friday, February 01 2008
 The Chiefs and elders of Jimbale and neighbouring communities in the Bunkpurugu Yunyoo District, have appealed to the Government and social partners to assist them with projects that would engage the youth profitably and develop the area.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
It’s now illegal to use non-iodised salt – FDB
Friday, February 01 2008
Mr George Pentsil, Zonal Officer of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) in-charge of the Western and Central Regions has said it is now illegal to mine, distribute and use salt that has not been iodised.
(KODIE) KWABRE:
Kodie JHS classroom block nears collapse
Friday, February 01 2008
More than 150 pupils of Kodie Junior High School (JHS) in the Kwabre District face possible disaster, if urgent alternate arrangements are not made to relocate them out of the current school block.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Move to check child trafficking
Friday, February 01 2008
Mr. Matthew Dally, the National Programme Coordinator of the International Labour Organization (ILO) has said that the organization’s convention has recognized that child trafficking as one of the forms of child labour should be totally eliminated in society.
TAMALE :
South Africa to establish sister city relations with Tamale
Friday, February 01 2008
Mr. Rapu Molekane, South African High Commissioner in Ghana has promised to link a city in his country to the Tamale Metropolis to establish sister-city relationship.
(DORMAA-AHENKRO) DORMAA :
Stakeholders concerned about rampant bushfires
Friday, February 01 2008
Stakeholders in bushfire prevention in Dormaa district have expressed concern about the alarming rate at which bush fires were destroying properties and the vegetative cover in the district.
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Water level in Akosombo Dam
Friday, February 01 2008
The following is the latest reading of water level in the Akosombo Dam, issued by Volta River Authority on Thursday, January 31, 2008.
(ODUMASE) SUNYANI :
Minister expresses regret about misunderstandings
Friday, February 01 2008
Mr Kwadwo Adjei-Darko, Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment has expressed regret about misunderstandings over the citing of capitals of the newly created municipal and district assemblies.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Former Chief Justice goes home
Friday, February 01 2008
A former Chief Justice (CJ) of Ghana, Justice E. K. Wiredu, has died on Thursday morning, January 31, 2008 after a short illness.
(ACCRA) AMA :
I did not vacate my post - Wereko-Brobbey
Friday, February 01 2008
Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobbey, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Volta River Authority (VRA) has told an Accra Fast Track High Court that he did not vacate his post as claimed by the defence.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
South Africa and Senegal bow out
Friday, February 01 2008
South Africa and Senegal failed to advance from Group D, with the duo playing out a 1-1 draw at the Kumasi Sports Stadium.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Angola and Tunisia land in last eight
Friday, February 01 2008
Angola made it through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals for the first time after a goalless draw with Tunisia in Tamale.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Appiah seeks Fenerbahce exit
Friday, February 01 2008
Ghana captain Stephen Appiah is unhappy with the treatment he has received from Turkish giants Fenerbahce and wants to leave the club.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
Stars appeal for support from fans
Friday, February 01 2008
Winning the passionate fans back has really excited players of the Black Stars in the on-going 2008 African Cup of Nations as they call for more support for the game against Nigeria on Sunday.
(KYEBI) EAST AKIM :
District improves TB cure rates.
Friday, February 01 2008
The East Akim District Director of Health Service, Mrs Eunice Abuaku has expressed concern about the high figures being recorded for HIV positive cases in the district.
(ADJEI KOJO) AMA:
Boarding school system begins in September.
Friday, February 01 2008
The Greater Accra campus of the State School for the Deaf (SSD) will from September, this year, operate a boarding system as part of measures to ease its transportation challenges.
NATIONAL :
EC intends to create more electoral areas
Friday, February 01 2008
The Electoral Commission (EC) has indicated that it would embark on a national exercise to re-demarcate and create more electoral areas.
    
NATIONAL :
Nations debts stands at 7 billion dollars
Friday, February 01 2008
The Central Bank of Ghana has stated that the country’s total debt stock as at December 2007 was $7.1 billion . The debt stock includes a $3.5 billion domestic debt and $3.6 billion external debt.
NATIONAL :
NMC barks at the media.
Friday, February 01 2008
The National Media Commission (NMC) has criticized the media over the handling of the health issue of Prof. Evans Atta Mills.
(SENYA) NKORANZA NORTH :
Fire destroys property
Friday, February 01 2008
In spite of persistent education on the need for the people to avoid acts that could set off bushfires, several parts of Brong Ahafo continue to be ravaged by bushfires with considerable destruction of property and loss of lives.
KWABRE :
Kente weavers develop new design for the president.
Friday, February 01 2008
Nana Asante Frimpong, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), has suggested to the Ministry of Culture to bring both Asante and Ewe kente weavers together to form a national association in order for them to gain recognition.
(ANLOGA) KETA:
Motor accident deaths in Volta Region increase
Friday, February 01 2008
A total of 169 people have been killed in motor vehicle accidents on roads in the Volta Region in the past three years.
(KETE-KRACHI) KRACHI EAST:
Couple attacked and car stolen at Bame
Friday, February 01 2008
Francis Dunyo, 29, and his pregnant wife Rejoice Sakpaku were attacked by gunmen in the early hours of last Tuesday at the outskirts of Bame, near Kpeve and their Astra saloon car bearing registration number GT 24 U, seized.
(TWIFO PRASO) THLD:
Two drivers on GH¢ 4,000.00 bail for traffic offences
Friday, February 01 2008
The Twifo-Praso district magistrate’s court on Thursday granted Samuel Quainoo, a commercial driver from Twifo Praso, bail in the sum of GH¢2,000 with a surety to be justified for careless and inconsiderate driving, negligently causing harm, road obstruction and driving without a driving license.
(HO) HMA :
Kabore School PTA questions ICT Project
Friday, February 01 2008
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the Kabore School Complex in Ho has expressed displeasure at having to be ignored by the Garrison Education Unit and the PTA’s executives in entering into an agreement to establish an Information Communication Technology (ICT) department in the school.
NATIONAL:
More electoral areas to be created
Friday, February 01 2008
The Deputy Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and
Environment, Mr. Maxwell Kofi Jumah has announced that the Electoral Commission would be embarking on a national exercise to re-demarcate and create more electoral area
(BREKU) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
IGP beefs up security at Breku
Friday, February 01 2008
Mr Patrick Kwarteng Acheampong, Inspector- General of Police (IGP), has ordered the placement of a twelve-hour checkpoint at Breku, near Asankare, in the Asante-Akim South District to help check the increasing spate of armed robbery in the area.
(NKORANZA) NDA:
Nkoranza to drive out Fulani herdsmen
Friday, February 01 2008
The Nkoranza North District Assembly has set up a 15-member taskforce to ensure the evacuation of more than 3,000 cattle and 30 Fulani herdsmen and their families from Dinkra, a farming community in the area.
(NKORANZA) NDA:
Transport owners appeal for new station
Friday, February 01 2008
Mr Joseph Nyamaah, Vice Chairman of the Nkoranza District branch of the Progressive Transport Owners Association (PROTOA), has appealed to the District Assembly to create a station for cargo vehicles operating in the area to help ease congestion at the main Lorry Station.
(ABETIFI) KWAHU SOUTH:
Kwahu South releases GH¢ 30,000 to newly created assembly
Friday, February 01 2008
The Kwahu South District Assembly is to support the newly created Kwahu East District to enable it to have a smooth take-off.
NATIONAL :
National House of Chiefs to implement HIV/AIDS response initiative
Friday, February 01 2008
The National House of Chiefs (NHC) has adopted a plan of action to implement an HIV/AIDS/Health programme as part of its contribution towards reducing the spread of the disease in the country.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Panel on narcotics substitution inaugurated
Friday, February 01 2008
A five-member panel was on Friday inaugurated by the Minister of the Interior to investigate the suspected narcotic drug substitution by police at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Headquarters of the Ghana Police Service.
      
SUNYANI:
BA to get mobile library service soon
Saturday, February 02 2008

Mr. Frederic Noble Baada, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Librarian, has given assurance that the mobile library service programme that would be operated on pilot basis in the region would commence during the first quarter of this year.

NKORANZA:
GNAT gets tough with credit companies
Saturday, February 02 2008

Mr. Paul Baffoe-Ansah, Nkoranza District Secretary of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has said the association would take on any company that would cause deductions to be made from the salaries of members without their knowledge.

(DENU) KETU:
Blame MDAs for payroll problems
Saturday, February 02 2008

Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDS) are to blame for payroll problems, Mr Christian Sottie, Controller and Accountant General, has said at a workers forum at Denu.

NATIONAL:
Golden Jubilee Savings Bond to be launched abroad
Saturday, February 02 2008

Strategic African Securities (SAS) Finance Group, advisors of the government on Ghana Golden Jubilee Savings Bond, is leading a team of experts to launch the bond in Europe and North America.
   

ACCRA:
Reinstate union chairman
Saturday, February 02 2008

The Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMU), of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), has called on the management of Newmont Ghana Limited to unconditionally reinstate the company’s local union Chairman, Mr Kweku Shaibu.

(BEKWAI) AMANSIE EAST:
Assembly undertakes developmental projects
Saturday, February 02 2008

The Amansie East District Assembly in Ashanti has within the last seven years constructed about 100 basic school blocks with offices, stores and sanitary facilities for some communities in the district.

(FORIKROM):
Educate people against bushfire
Saturday, February 02 2008

Nana Effah Boakye, Brong-Ahafo Regional President of the Anti-bushfire squad has called on the youth to join the campaign in educating the people against the rampant destruction of the ecology through bush burning.

(DEASEMPAH)TECHIMAN:
Eschew back-biting, hatred and envy
Saturday, February 02 2008

A five day national workers prayer conference and seminar under the theme “For you will break the yoke of their slavery”, has begun at Nyame Tease Prayer Center at Deasempah in the Techiman municipality.

(SEKONDI) SAEMA:
Labourer jail for stealing
Saturday, February 02 2008

A Sekondi District Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Stephen Afful, a 23-year old labourer, to 15 years imprisonment in hard labour, for stealing a ‘mountain’ bicycle valued at GH¢75 belonging to a Pastor.

(COURT)SAEMA:
Court fines four stowaways
Saturday, February 02 2008

A Takoradi Circuit Court has imposed a fine of GH¢60 each on four persons for attempting to stow away.

TECHIMAN:
Techiman recorded 15 fire outbreaks in January
Saturday, February 02 2008

The Techiman municipal office of the Ghana National Fire Service recorded 15 fire outbreaks in January this year.

NATIONAL:
World Wetland Day celebration
Saturday, February 02 2008

The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission on February 2, this year will celebrate "World Wetland Day" aimed at raising public awareness of values and benefits of wetland for a common survival.

AWUTU-EFFUTU SENYA
MP pledges to support constituents in education
Saturday, February 02 2008

Mr Oppey Abbey, Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya, has  thrown a challenge to his constituents to partner him to develop the human resource base to raise the standard of living of the people.

(APAM) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA:
Street hawkers advised.
Sunday, February 03 2008
The Central Regional Secretariat of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has embarked on a long term programme, including road safety education and training of drivers to reduce road transport accidents in the region.
(ABETIFI) KWAHU SOUTH :
New fund to support tertiary education
Sunday, February 03 2008
The government is to implement the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund set up under the Education Sector Project to Support Innovation, Research and Learning in tertiary institutions.
NATIONAL :
Weather situation
Sunday, February 03 2008
The weather will remain dry and hazy with visibility moderately obscured by dust particles.
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
48 months in hard labour.
Sunday, February 03 2008
A Sekondi District Magistrate’s Court sentenced Paa Kow and Kojo Mensah, both unemployed, to 24 months imprisonment in hard labour each for stealing 22 gallons of diesel petrol valued at 34 Ghana Cedis and attempting to commit crime.
BOLGATANGA :
50 teachers awarded in the Upper East
Sunday, February 03 2008
The Ghana Education Service (GES) in the Upper East Region has given awards to its best performing teachers in Bolgatanga with a call on all stakeholders to support and encourage teachers.
TECHIMAN :
Workers prayer conference opens
Sunday, February 03 2008
Prophet Yeboah Afari, head pastor of Nyame Tease Prayer Center at Deasempah in Techiman Municipality of the Brong-Ahafo Region, cautioned Ghanaians to eschew back-biting, hatred and envy, which according to him was undermining the country’s progress.
ACCRA :
President Kufuor motivates BLACK STARS.
Sunday, February 03 2008
President Kufuor has visited the Black Stars to inspire them ahead of Sunday’s quarter-finals encounter with the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
TAMALE :
Press confab on HAJJ held.
Sunday, February 03 2008
Government has been urged to assist the Muslim community to streamline the organisation of Hajj in the country to save Muslim pilgrims from hardship and psychological trauma they go through in performing the religious duty each year.
TEMA :
Support less priviledged
Sunday, February 03 2008
The Soccer Maestro, Abedi Ayew Pele has called for more support for the less-fortunate in society to enable them develop their God given talents.
(FANTEAKWA :
MP supports education.
Sunday, February 03 2008
The Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa, Mr. Kwadwo Agyei-Addo has urged stakeholders in education to help stem the low standard of education in the district.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Old Students of Osei Kyeretwie honour Doctor
Monday, February 04 2008
The Old Students Association of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School in Kumasi has honoured Dr. Kwabena Opoku-Adusei, Vice-President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), for his sense of patriotism and contribution to the development of the association.
HO :
Ho celebrates Black stars victory in grand style
Monday, February 04 2008
Houses were momentarily empty and residential areas went dead in the Volta Regional capital, Ho as supporters of the Black Stars thronged to the streets in jubilation of Black Stars’ 2-1 victory over the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
10-men Ghana send Nigeria packing
Monday, February 04 2008
Tenacity, resilience and total commitment from players of Ghana Black Stars who had their skipper sent-off but still moved a step closer to a record-equalling fifth African title with a thrilling 2-1 quarter-final success over Nigeria on Sunday.
(KAASI) KMA :
Enforce ban on drugs advertisments
Monday, February 04 2008
The assemblyman for the Kaasi electoral area in Kumasi, Mr Charles Oduro Acheampong, has called on the Ghana Pharmacy Council and the Food and Drugs Board to ensure that the ban on drug advertisements on radio are enforced to ensure that medications are not abused.
(BEGORO) FANTEAKWA :
Workshop on poor reading at Fanteakwa
Monday, February 04 2008
The Fanteakwa District Director of Education, Ms. Mary Animwah has deplored the poor reading habit of students in the district.
(YAW BARIMAKROM) ATWIMA-MPONUA :
Bus conductor found hanging on a cocoa tree
Monday, February 04 2008
A 30-year-old driver’s mate, Yaw Danso, who was reported missing by his relatives at Yaw Barimakrom near Agogoso in the Atwima-Mponua District in Ashanti has been found hanged at Otaakrom near Nyinahin.
(APAM) GOMOA :
Move to reduce road accidents
Monday, February 04 2008
The Central Regional Secretariat of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has embarked on a long term programme, including road safety education and training of drivers to reduce road transport accidents in the region.
TAMALE :
Job seeker turns thief
Monday, February 04 2008
A 22-year-old man who went to seek a job as a security man to help protect life and property of prospective clients rather turned out to be the one who needed to be watched.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Fake doctor nabbed
Monday, February 04 2008
The Ghana Medical and Dental Council (GMDC) has apprehended a 44-year-old fake medical practitioner, “Dr” William James Mayor Tony Blair, and handed him over to the Accra Central Police Command for investigations and prosecution.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
"We made mistakes"- Vogts
Monday, February 04 2008
Nigeria coach, Berti Vogts says his side made mistakes that caused their elimination at the last eight stage of the 26th African Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
"It’s being a long time since I got proud" - Le Roy
Monday, February 04 2008
Ghana trainer, Claude Le Roy says "it’s been such a long time ago since I become proud of a team I coach".
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Muntari overpowered by emotions
Monday, February 04 2008
Ghana’s Sulley Ali Muntari was overpowered by emotions moments after the end of their quarterfinal victory over Nigeria on Sunday.
   
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Annan improves game by game
Monday, February 04 2008
Anthony Annan enjoyed another great game at the African Cup of Nations as he was involved in Ghana’s elimination of Nigeria on Sunday in the quarter-finals.

(KUTE) JASIKAN:
Task force intercepts cocoa at Kute
Monday, February 04 2008
Border officials who assist smugglers to cross the border with cocoa have been asked to desist from such acts and help boost the cocoa industry.
(SPORTS) ACCRA:
Ecstacy on Accra streets
Monday, February 04 2008
Just after the last whistle was blown to bring pure fire and magic of the match that was seen by many as the finals of the 26th MTN cup of nations tourney, fans from all walks of life flooded the streets in the capital in jubilation.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Dancing on the streets of Accra
Monday, February 04 2008
Ghana-Nigeria is never just an ordinary football match, and the opening quarter final at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2008 certainly lived up to its billing.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Egypt vs Angola Preview
Monday, February 04 2008
Egypt have a full-strength squad available for the first time for Monday’s quarter-final with Angola.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Tunisia vs Cameroun Preview
Monday, February 04 2008
Tunisia may make as many as four changes in their quarter-final with Cameroon, although both sides have full squads from which to choose.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Accra to get 1.5m gallons more water
Monday, February 04 2008
Aqua Viten Rand Limited, operators of urban water systems in the country will soon make available up to 1.5 million gallons of water from mechanised boreholes drilled in some parts of Accra.
TAMALE :
Tragedy follows Ghana’s victory over Nigeria
Monday, February 04 2008
While Ghanaians are still reveling in their sweet 2-1 victory over Nigeria, some families are counting loses as they lost family members to the unrestrained jubilation that followed the victory.
NDC (OSIEM) :
NDC urges Ghanaians to continue to support Prof. Atta Mills
Monday, February 04 2008
The National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo hasdescribed Professor John Evans Atta Mills, the party’s flag bearer as a blessing from God to help Ghanaians achieve their laudable aspirations as a nation.
(TOKONI) HOHOE :
Fire destroys property at Hohoe-Tokoni,
Monday, February 04 2008
Two hours of intensive fire-fighting by goodSamaritans saved a densely populated part of Hohoe-Tokoni in the Volta Region from being destroyed by fire.
(WAMFIE) DORMAA EAST:
National debate on remuneration of assembly members
Monday, February 04 2008
Mr Kwadwo Adjei-Darko, Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment, has proposed a national debate on the level of remuneration to be paid Assembly Members to enable them to function effectively.
NATIONAL:
Press asked to partner Parliament to hold Executive in check
Monday, February 04 2008
Mr. Edward Doe Adjaho, Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament at the weekend encouraged the Ghana Parliamentary Press Corps to partner the Legislature to effectively hold the Executive accountable on the national purse.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Police cautions Ghanaians against excessive jubilation
Monday, February 04 2008
The Accra Regional Police Command on Monday asked Ghanaians to exercise restraint as they celebrate Black Stars’ victories in the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament.
    
TECHIMAN:
Credit Unions to boost economic activities
Monday, February 04 2008
Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has entreated credit unions to introduce prudent measures in their operations to enable them to fill the gap created by traditional financial institutions.
NATIONAL:
Conserve power and pay less - ECG Boss
Monday, February 04 2008
Mr. Jude Adu-Amankwah, Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), on Monday advised the public to conserve power to avoid paying “punitive” charges.
   
(BUSUNYA) NKORANZA NORTH:
Thieves raid schools at Busunya
Monday, February 04 2008
Thieves broke into three schools at Busunya, the proposed capital of the newly created Nkoranza North District and made away with electricity cables fixed in the classrooms during the last Christmas festivities.
NATIONAL:
CRI develops two varieties of cowpea to address malnutrition
Monday, February 04 2008
The Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed two varieties of cowpea for public use.
    
(BESEASE) AJUMAKO-ENYAN-ESSIAM:
Parents urged to invest more in their children’s education
Monday, February 04 2008
The Presiding Member of Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly, Mr Albert A. Quainoo, has urged parents to use the money, energy and time spent on less important  things to educate their children.
(WINNEBA) :
Assembly members urged to collaborate with chiefs for development
Monday, February 04 2008
Mr Solomon Abbam Quaye, Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Chief Executive, has urged assembly members to join hands with the leadership of the sub-structures, traditional authorities and all other community members to ensure effective grass root development.
(NKENKAASU) TECHIMAN:
Companies urged to assist communities they operate in
Monday, February 04 2008
Mr Pius Qauinoo, General Secretary of the Construction and Building Materials Workers Union (CBMWU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), has called on companies in the country to assist communities in which they operate in with its developmental programmes.
    
(KETA) KDA:
Shooting incident at Anloga, not threat to peace - DCE
Monday, February 04 2008
Mr Kofi Ahiabor, Keta District Chief Executive (DCE) has stated that the reported shooting incident at Anloga last Wednesday night has not posed any immediate threat to peace in the area.
(TAMALE) TAMA :
Travellers urged to patronise the Tamale Airport
Monday, February 04 2008
Miss Gloria Akuffo, Minister of Aviation has urged the travelling public to patronise flights to and from the Tamale Airport to ensure a faster social and business activities.
(SOCCER) SPORTS:
President urges Stars to keep eyes on cup
Monday, February 04 2008
President John A. Kufour has congratulated the ever improving senior national team, the Black Stars for their sterling performance that saw them qualify for the semi-finals for the first time in 12 years after they defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Sunday.
(KUMASI) SPORTS:
Angola bows out at last
Monday, February 04 2008
The Parancras Negras of Angola have been sent packing out of the 26th MTN African Cup of Nations, despite their impressive showing following a 1:2 loss to a better side in defending champions, the Pharos of Egypt.
(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA :
Citizens of newly created district asked to exercise restraint
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Citizens of the newly created Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, who protested against the location of the capital of the district at Paga, have been asked to exercise restraint whilst the exercise received attention.
BOLGATANGA :
Fear of outbreak of CSM- GHS
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The Upper East Regional Health Directorate has expressed fear of an outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis during the approaching hot season as victims of the recent flood disaster were living in crowded conditions.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Credit Union supports members
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The De-Graft Memorial Methodist Co-operative Credit Union in Kumasi, last year gave out a total of GH¢58,987 as loans to its members.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Court to rule on DCE contempt case
Tuesday, February 05 2008
An Accra High Court will on Friday, February 22, rule on a contempt application filed against Mr. David Sakitey, District Chief Executive Officer of the Manya Krobo District Assembly.
(KONONGO-ODUMASI) ASANTE-AKIM NORTH :
Konongo-Odumasi SHS tops it all
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Konongo-Odumasi Senior High School (SHS) in the Asante-Akim North District of Ashanti,emerged winners in the regional version of the 51st Independence Anniversary Debate Competition held in Kumasi.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Our Stars Are Shining – Atta Mills
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Professor John Evans Atta Mills, Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress has urged the Black Stars to forge ahead, in spite of all odds to win the on-going Ghana 2008 soccer tournament.
(MAMPONG) SEKYERE-WEST:
Girl child education gets support
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Care International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has launched the second phase of its project dubbed: “Responsibility for Education of Girls Active Learning”, (REGAL II), at Mampong in the Sekyere-West District of Ashanti.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Pupils should not be expelled over school levies – Educationist
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Mr Joseph K Onyinah, Kumasi Metropolitan Director of Education (MDE), has stated that pupils should not be expelled from school for non-payment of school levies and Parent Teacher Association (PTA) levies.
(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Bylaws to govern funerals enacted
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The Nyinahin Traditional Council has banned the use of uniform funeral costume and the use of electronic gadgets to provide music during the 40th day and one-year funeral observations.
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Water level at Akosombo Dam
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The following is the latest reading of water level in the Akosombo Dam, issued by Volta River Authority on Monday, February 4, 2008.
(TEMA HARBOUR) TMA :
German Naval Ships visit Ghana
Tuesday, February 05 2008
A German Naval Task Group, consisting of two Frigates and an Auxiliary vessel, is visiting the Tema Harbour from now to February 6, 2008 as part of its annual programme to intensify international relations.
(SPORTS) TAMALE :
Cameroon through to Semi
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Soccer fans that thronged Tamale Sports Stadium were on Monday served a dish of world-class soccer as Cameroon snatched the last semi-final ticket of Ghana 2008 tournament from Tunisia with a pulsating 3-2 win.
(SPORTS) TAMALE :
Cameroon through to Semi
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Soccer fans that thronged Tamale Sports Stadium were on Monday served a dish of world-class soccer as Cameroon snatched the last semi-final ticket of Ghana 2008 tournament from Tunisia with a pulsating 3-2 win.
(ACCRA) NDC :
Rawlings reacts to insinuations
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has urged  all members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to pursue the interests of the party in an atmosphere of unity and strength that would make the party  to be victorious in the December elections.
(NAVRONGO) NPP:
Politicians advised to adhere to Party constitution
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Politicians vying for positions in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been advised to adhere to the tenets of the party constitution and see whether they were qualified before canvassing.
(AKYEM ODA) BIRIM SOUTH :
Kerosene scare hits Oda
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Kerosene in the Akyem Oda Township is becoming a scarce commodity as pump stations situated in the town have virtually refused to sell the product.
NATIONAL :
Ghana attracts Lome prostitutes.
Tuesday, February 05 2008
A number of prostitutes operating in some hotels and restaurants in Lome, the Togolese capital, have deserted their posts in search of greener pastures as they relocate to busy places in Ghana to take advantage of the Ghana 2008 Africa Cup of Nations soccer fiesta.
OBUASI :
OMA focus on three major projects.
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) has budgeted GH¢220,000 this year to embark on three major building projects in the municipality.
NATIONAL :
WTO commends Ghana
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has commended Ghana for its impressive economic performance over the past few years, with high real GDP growth rates, decreasing inflation, improved fiscal situation, and substantial progress in poverty reduction. 
(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA:
Citizens urged to be patient
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Citizens of the newly created Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, who protested against location of the capital of the district at Paga, have been asked to exercise restraint whilst the exercise received attention.
HO :
More casualities
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Excessive show of joy and happiness over Black Stars quarterfinal victory over the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the ongoing Ghana 2008 landed three people in hospital last Sunday night in Ho.
(TWIFO PRASO) TWIFO HEMAN LOWER DENKYIRA:
Ex con goes back.
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The Twifo Praso district magistrate’s court on Monday sentenced an ex-convict, Samuel Tanor, from Twifo Praso to nine months imprisonment in hard labour for stealing a mobile phone belonging to one Nana Antwiwaa, a baker from Twifo Praso
(TARKWA) WASSA WEST:
Over a thousand babies for district.
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The Wassa West District Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) recorded 59 still births out of the total births of 1,526 babies last year.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
HIV/AIDS programme in selected schools
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Two HIV/AIDS Care and Support Associations, the Safe Haven Project of the US and the Charles Aikins’ ‘Live and let Live’ Foundation based in the Awutu-Effutu-Senya (AES) district would soon start an HIV/AIDS programme in some selected schools and churches in the district.
    
NATIONAL :
Sports turns "relationship" for Agogo
Tuesday, February 05 2008
An 82-year-old fan of Ghanaian striker Manuel Junior Agogo has offered his "very beautiful granddaughter" to the player in appreciation of his role in the Black Stars’ Nations Cup performance.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
Save the fishing industry.
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Mr Alexanader Addo, Western Regional Director of the Ministry of Fisheries, on Tuesday advised fishermen against using illegal fishing methods to prevent the depletion of the country’s fisheries resources.
(FORIKROM) TECHIMAN:
MP commended
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Mr James Osei-Kwabena, Assembly Member for Forikrom in Techiman Municipality has commended Mr Addai Simons, MP for Techiman South for his immense contributions to the development of the area.
UPPER DENKYIRA :
District takes steps to provide potable water.
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The Upper Denkyira District Assembly is spending more than GH¢160,000 to provide potable water to some communities under its water and sanitation programme.
    
OBUASI :
The best for 2007
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The Obuasi Municipal Education Directorate maintained its first position in the 2007 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) national grade ratings for four consecutive years with 99.3 percent.
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR:
Notorious criminal arrested in Suhum
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The Suhum Magistrate’s court, presided over by Mr. C. M. Essandoh has sentenced one Abdul Razak to a fine of GH¢ 1,000 or in default serve two years imprisonment for stealing a DVD, a 24-inch colour television set and a mobile phone.
(TAMALE) TAMA:
Prison inmates advised to acquire skills through PSI
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris, Northern Regional Minister has advised inmates of the Tamale Central prisons to take advantage of the President’s Special Initiative on Distance Learning (PSI-DL) to acquire useful skills to enhance their livelihood after prison life.
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
Nestle Ghana supports MOH
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Nestle Ghana Limited on Tuesday presented a cheque for GH¢ 10,000 to the Ministry of Health (MOH) in fulfilment of its promise to support the Ministry’s regenerative health fair held in 2007.
    
(ACCRA) AMA:
Peasant farmers Association submits draft bill on agriculture
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana, an advocacy group fighting for improvement in the livelihood of farmers, has submitted a draft bill on Agriculture Credit and Competitive Fund to government to help in the process of enacting a legislation to enhance farmers’ and farm-related enterprises access to credit facilities.
(OBUASI) OMA:
OMA endorses the prosecution of four staff for embezzlement
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) has endorsed the prosecution of four of its staff, who allegedly embezzled a total of more than GH¢ 40,000 belonging to the assembly.
(SHAI HILLS) DANGME WEST:
No housing development in Shai Hills Reserve - Deputy Minister
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The Ministry of Lands, Forestry and Mines has given an assurance that there is no housing development within the Shai Hills Resource Reserve.
(PARLIAMENT) AMA:
Parliament urges Black Stars on
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Issues of transparency in ticketing and moderation in victory celebrations took centre stage on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday as members praised the Black Stars for their performance in the on going tournament and urged them on.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Newmont Ghana dismisses allegations
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Newmont Ghana has dismissed accusations of alleged racial comment of an expatriate staff and unjust dismissal of its Ahafo Local Union Chairman levelled against it by the Ghana Mines Workers Union (GMWU).
    
(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKIM:
Impostor charged for stealing
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Danso Kwapong, a farmer, who posed as an official of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and collected a total of GH¢ 20 as tax from three persons has appeared before the Asamankese Circuit court charged with stealing.
(AMANASE) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR:
Bushfire burns down 73 acres of farm at Amanase
Tuesday, February 05 2008
A total of 73 acres of palm plantation, cassava and orange farms were destroyed when a bushfire swept through it at Aboabo, a farming village near Amanase in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District.
NATIONAL:
NYEP begins payment of arrears
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) on Tuesday said it has started paying salary arrears of all workers under the programme.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Practitioners of tourism industry urged to charge fair rates
Tuesday, February 05 2008
The Ghana Tourism Society (GTS) has appealed to stakeholders in the tourism industry, especially private companies that have enjoyed tax rebates and exemptions to ensure that their prices and rates were commensurate to their services.
(BOLGATANGA) BMA:
Health workers advised to be on alert
Tuesday, February 05 2008
Dr. Agana Nsire, Upper East Regional Director of Health Services on Tuesday called on District Directors of Health in the Region to make good provision for extra expenses in their budgets and increase their buffer stock requirements in order to be able to meet extra demands in times of disaster.
(BONGO) BDA:
Antenatal attendance decrease in Bongo District
Tuesday, February 05 2008
A Senior Nurse at the Bongo District Hospital, Madam Cecelia Samata Azabu has stated that antenatal and postnatal attendance in the Bongo area decreased during the last months of 2007 because transportation became difficult for the women as some of the roads were washed away.
TECHIMAN :
Help students pass WASSCE- Educationist
Wednesday, February 06 2008
An educationist has urged heads of senior high schools to initiate strategic plans to help students pass the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE), to enable them gain admission into tertiary institutions.
(TEMA) TMA :
GHACEM eject squatters
Wednesday, February 06 2008
About 500 squatters residing in wooden structures at the forecourt of GHACEM Limited in Tema, have been ejected by the police in conjunction with GHACEM officials.
TAMALE :
Region records high maternal deaths
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Northern Region recorded over 112 maternal deaths during the floods that devastated parts of Northern Ghana and the Brong Ahafo region last year.
(BINDURI) BAWKU :
Three arrested with ammunition
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Police have arrested three persons conveying nine boxes containing 11,175 live BB and AA cartridges at the Binguri Police check point near Bawku.
CAPE COAST:
ECG begins installation of prepaid metres
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has begun the installation of prepaid metres to its customers in the Cape Coast municipality.
(OLD FADAMA) AMA :
Man in trouble after giving medicine to girlfriend
Wednesday, February 06 2008
A 25-year old man who allegedly gave some tablets to his pregnant girlfriend to swallow and insert when she had complained of abdominal pains and after taking them landed at the hospital was on Tuesday remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court for causing abortion.
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture praises LOC
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture, has commended all stakeholders particularly the Local Organising Committee (LOC)
for their efforts at promoting the Ghanaian culture.
NATIONAL :
Today is International Day of FGM
Wednesday, February 06 2008
February 6 is International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a statement issued by the European Commission (EU) in Accra said.
NATIONAL :
National Youth Essay Competition results out
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Ghana Library Board has released the Maiden Edition of the Ghana Library Board National Youth Essay Competition (GLBNYEC) results.
NATIONAL:
Dependants of mine workers supported
Wednesday, February 06 2008
Two-hundred and fifty Senior High School students have benefited from a scholarship scheme, initiated by the Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMWU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
(NORTH KANESHIE) AMA:
Football coach in custody for sodomy
Wednesday, February 06 2008
An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a coach in prison custody after he had been charged with sodomy of a fourteen-year-old boy.
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN:
Latest on Akosombo Dam
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The following is the latest reading of water level in the Akosombo Dam, issued by Volta River Authority on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.
(ACCRA) AMA :
GH¢10,000 bail for fake doctor
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The 44-year-old man who posed as a medical doctor by presenting fake certificates to the Ghana Medical and Dental Council for accreditation appeared before an Accra circuit court yesterday and was granted bail in the sum of GH¢10,000 with two sureties to be justified.
(EKUMFI ESSARKYIR) MFANTSEMAN :
School authorities show the way
Wednesday, February 06 2008
Authorities of Ekumfi T.I. Ahmadiyyaa Senior High School have registered and paid premiums for students under the National Health Insurance Scheme with Mfantseman District Mutual Health Scheme.
NPP (TWIFO PRASO ):
Nana Akufo Addo congratulated
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The executives of the Twifo Atti-Morkwa constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Monday congratulated Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his election as the presidential candidate of the party in the 2008 general elections.
(NEW TOWN) KMA :
Three remanded.
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Ashanti New Town District Court in Kumasi on Tuesday remanded three persons into prison custody for allegedly stealing a handbag.
    
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Town in shock.
Wednesday, February 06 2008
Members of the Suhum Bungalows Welfare Association has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to institute immediate investigations into the recent murders in the area.
TMA :
CHRAJ records low cases
Wednesday, February 06 2008
Tema Sub-Regional Office of Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) resolved 67 out of 81 complaints it received in 2007.
    
(PEASE) BAK :
Lets check violence against women
Wednesday, February 06 2008
Mr Albert Marfo, Presiding Member of the Bosomtwe-Atwima–Kwanwoma (BAK) District Assembly, has called for collaborative efforts, particularly from corporate bodies, to check violence against women and children to help improve their status in society.
    
NKORANZA :
Ensure transparency
Wednesday, February 06 2008
Mr Kenneth Kwasi Kwateng, Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Co-operative Officer, has urged the leadership of co-operative credit unions to ensure transparency in their activities and manage resources effectively to sustain the trust and confidence reposed in them.
(ANKAFUL) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Treated patients abandoned
Wednesday, February 06 2008
About 70 patients treated by the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region, have been abandoned by their families after their discharge.
KMA :
HAJJ committee must render accounts
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Muslim Mission (GMM) has reiterated calls on the Interim National Hajj Committee to render accounts of its stewardship.
    
KMA:
Stop bribing officials
Wednesday, February 06 2008
Local road contractors have been urged to desist from giving out money to officials and engineers in the Transportation Ministry as an inducement to win contracts.
HO :
Education getting wider.
Wednesday, February 06 2008
Taxi drivers and hairdressers in the Ho Municipality are among applicants seeking admission into Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC) offered admission in the first year beginning this month.
    
NATIONAL :
Ghana to construct longest bridge
Wednesday, February 06 2008
Preliminary investigations by the Ministry of Transportation have indicated that an eight-kilometre bridge is required over the Oti River to link Dambai to Northern Ghana.
NATIONAL :
World day of sick marked.
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Most Reverend Joseph Afrifah-Agyekum, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Koforidua, on Wednesday launched this year’s “World Day of the Sick“ at Akyem Swedru, with an appeal to Christians to commit themselves to helping the sick.
MFANTSEMAN:
DCE inspects projects
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Mfantseman District Chief Executive, Mr Robert Quainoo-Arthur, has ordered contractors who have received mobilization fees for projects awarded to them to move to site without further delay.
NATIONAL :
International day on zero tolerance to FGM
Wednesday, February 06 2008
Two local women organizations on Wednesday called on African governments to enforce international laws protecting the rights of women.
      
(ASAWASI) KMA:
Zongo communities urged to rally behind good policies
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The National Co-ordinator of the Savannah Young Executive Forum, a youth group in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Teacher Awudu Dawuni, has appealed to people in Zongo communities to collectively rally behind policies and programmes that seek to promote their welfare.
(JEMA) KINTAMPO SOUTH:
Presiding Member lauds the creation of district
Wednesday, February 06 2008
Mr. Opoku Donyina, Presiding Member of newly created Kintampo South District Assembly has lauded the creation of the district, saying it had brought remarkable changes in the lifestyle of the people.
(BINDURI) BAWKU:
Bawku Police uncover cache of arms
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The police at Binduri, near Bawku, in the early hours of Tuesday February 5, 2008, impounded a Mercedes Benz Bus with registration number GS 2223Y, conveying a total of 11,175 live BB and AA cartridges to the volatile Municipality of Bawku.
(BUSUNYA) NKORANZA NORTH:
New assemblies to be inaugurated soon
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment, Mr. Kwadwo Adjei-Darko has announced Friday, February 29, 2008 as the date for the official inauguration of the 32 newly created Metropolitan, Municipal and District,  Assemblies (M/M/DAs).
(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKIM:
Manager charged with stealing 100 bags of cocoa
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Asamankese District Manager of Fereday Cocoa Purchasing Company, Kwadwo Sammy, has appeared before the Asamankese Circuit court charged with stealing 100 bags of dried cocoa beans valued at 6,037 Ghana cedis.
(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKIM:
Farmer imprisoned seven years for defilement
Wednesday, February 06 2008
A 30-year-old farmer, Stephen Dartey has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment in hard labour for defiling a 13-year-old girl.
(DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN) UPPER DENKYIRA:
Assembly improves educational facilities
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Upper Denkyira District Assembly spent most of its share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) amounting
to 715,600  on the improvement of education and health facilities in the district.
(ACCRA) AMA:
CRI develops four new maize varieties
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed four new varieties of maize to replace the old varieties, which were released over a decade ago and has started showing deficiencies in key traits in disease susceptibility and lodging.
(BUJUMBURAM) GOMOA:
NMC shuts down unaccredited nursing schools
Wednesday, February 06 2008
The Nurses and Midwives Council (NMC) on Wednesday closed down two unaccredited schools offering certificates and diploma courses in nursing at the Bujumburam refugee Camp in the Central Region.
    
(OBUASI) OMA:
Teachers, pupils urged to take centre stage in fight against HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, February 06 2008
An educationist has observed that the future of the country will be secured if teachers and pupils take the centre stage in
the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Ghanaians asked to sustain peace and stability
Thursday, February 07 2008
Mr Siloam Morgan, a Kumasi-based evangelist, has urged the people to sustain the peace and stability Ghana was enjoying for national development.
(RIDGE) AMA :
Stanbic Bank to continue supporting economy
Thursday, February 07 2008
Mr Alahasan Andani, the Managing Director of Stanbic Bank Ghana, has given the assurance that the bank would continue to support its customers, business people, small scale and medium scale enterprises to push Ghana’s economy forward.
(CHORKOR) AMA :
Appiah inspires children
Thursday, February 07 2008
Stephen Tornado Appiah, inspirational Captain of the national team, Black Stars has interacted with pupils of his former primary school as part of UNICEF and Confederation of African Football (CAF) campaign on Education For All.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Lack of funds affecting Rehab Centre
Thursday, February 07 2008
Lack of funding to support the Accra Rehabilitation Centre, which trains persons with disabilities has compelled it to charge fees from the trainees instead training them at no cost.
BOLGATANGA:
Commission poised to curb road accidents
Thursday, February 07 2008
The Upper East Regional Branch of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has set up Committees to draw up an action plan for this year aimed at curbing road accidents in the Region.
(NSUTA) SEKYERE WEST:
Chief appeals for selfless staff
Thursday, February 07 2008
Nana Barimah Abayie Ntori-Nimpa II, Omanhene of Kwaman traditional area has appealed to the government to recruit selfless, dedicated and hardworking staff for the newly created districts so as to assist in their rapid development.
(MANHYIA) KMA:
Otumfuo commends Catholic Church
Thursday, February 07 2008
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has commended the Catholic Church for being dedicated to the cause of addressing the needs of mankind.
(NSOATRE) SUNYANI:
Residents demonstrate against new district capital
Thursday, February 07 2008
Nsoatre Traditional Council and residents staged a peaceful demonstration to register their displeasure about the selection of Odumase, near Sunyani, as the capital of the newly created Sunyani West District.
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN:
Latest on dam
Thursday, February 07 2008
The following is the latest reading of water level in the Akosombo Dam, issued by Volta River Authority on Wednesday, February 6, 2008.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Health workers alarmed at excessive celebrations
Thursday, February 07 2008
Health workers in some of the major hospitals in Accra have expressed concern at football-related injuries in the national capital since the beginning of the 26th Africa Cup of Nations (Ghana 2008).
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Agogo in demand after exploits with Ghana
Thursday, February 07 2008
Junior Agogo is hoping his eye-catching performances at the Africa Cup of Nations will help him to fulfil his ambitions at club level.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Egypt vs Ivory Coast match Preview
Thursday, February 07 2008
Egypt emerged successful against Ivory Coast in the 2006 final and will be hoping for a repeat performance this time around.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana v Cameroon preview
Thursday, February 07 2008
Free-scoring Cameroon stand in the way of host nation Ghana and a place in the final.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
We’ll be in the final - Essien
Thursday, February 07 2008
Ghana’s stand-in captain Michael Essien is confident that the host nation can beat Cameroon on Thursday to reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.
(SADZIKOPE) HOHOE :
Trafficked children now go to school
Thursday, February 07 2008
Some trafficked children employed to weave kente at Sadzikope, a settler community in the Hohoe District, now combine the weaving with schooling.
   
NATIONAL :
Africans urged to brand their countries positively
Thursday, February 07 2008
Dr. Charles R. Stith, Director, African Presidential Archives and Research Centre (APARC) at Boston University has called on Africans to do more to brand their countries positively.
NATIONAL :
Let us revere our national heroes-- concerned citizens
Thursday, February 07 2008
The government has been called upon to consider as a matter of national interest the removal of corporate advertisements that engulf the effigies of national heroes at various vantage points in the cities.
NATIONAL :
Parliament approves Vicky Bright’s appointment
Thursday, February 07 2008
Parliament by consensus on Thursday approved a report of the Appointments Committee on the nomination of Miss Vicky Bright as a deputy Minister.
    
(ACCRA) AMA:
UNFPA calls on governments to end female genital mutilation
Thursday, February 07 2008
The Executive Director of UNFPA, Ms. Thoraya Ahmed Obaid  has called for stronger commitment from governments to end female genital mutilation and cutting to protect the rights of women and girls.
(GOMOA AFRANSI) GOMOA:
Gomoa Ajumako Rural Bank makes giant strides
Thursday, February 07 2008
Two agencies of the Gomoa Ajumako Rural Bank at Gomoa Eshiem and Ankamu-Junction have been re-opened to ensure prompt and quick services to the farmers, fishermen, traders and other businessmen and women in the area.
NATIONAL :
Over 50% of traffic accidents attributed to speeding
Thursday, February 07 2008
The National Road Safety Commission has identified speeding as the major cause of traffic crashes accounting for over 50 percent of reported cases.
(BUNKPURUGU) BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
Konkomba and Bimoba leaders move for peace
Thursday, February 07 2008
Konkomba and Bimoba opinion leaders are converging at Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District, in the Northern Region on February 20 to February 29, 2008, to pursue the ambitious agenda of bringing lasting peace to conflict-prone communities in the district.
(ASSIN FOSO) ASSIN NORTH:
Eight persons convicted for keeping premises untidy
Thursday, February 07 2008
The Assin Foso district magistrate’s court on Wednesday imposed a total fine of GH¢ 80.00 on eight people for keeping their surroundings untidy.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Make reading compulsory in schools - Appenteng
Thursday, February 07 2008
Government has been urged to re-instate reading as a compulsory subject in the curricula of schools to develop the culture of reading in the country.
(DODOWA) DANGME WEST:
Involve children in decision making – Prof Ayettey
Thursday, February 07 2008
The Reverend Professor Seth A. Ayettey, a former Provost, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana has appealed to leaders to inculcate into children good moral values and leadership skills to enable them to play effective roles in their communities when they become adults.
(DJORKPO) DANGME WEST:
Communities jubilate over facilities
Thursday, February 07 2008
The people of Djorkpo and its environs in the Dangme West District on Wednesday sang and danced in jubilation when an eight bedroom flat for teachers and a six classroom block was commissioned at the village by the World Vision International (WVI), a humanitarian organization. 
 
(DARMAN AHUNTEN) AKUAPEM SOUTH:
Eat fresh foods to prolong your live - Quashigah
Thursday, February 07 2008
Science has proven that eating fresh foods as against ‘chuncky’ foods is the best way of healthy living and prolonging human life expectancy, Major Courage Quashigah (Rtd) said on Thursday.
(GOMOA-AFRANSI) GOMOA EAST:
Chieftaincy disputes impede progress – Obodai
Thursday, February 07 2008
The Deputy Central Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Kweku Obodai, has expressed concern about the number of chieftaincy cases in the region and its serious repercussions on human development and progress.
(ACCRA) SPORTS:
Ghana’s dream halted by Cameroun
Thursday, February 07 2008
A brilliant strike by Alain N’kong from 14 yards has seen the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun through to the grand finale of the on-going MTN African Cup of Nations, ending host Ghana’s dream of annexing the ultimate for the fifth time.
BOLGATANGA :
Technical Institute gets PSI Centre on Distance Learning
Friday, February 08 2008
The Bolgatanga Technical Institute in the Upper East Region, has been selected to run pilot courses in the Presidential Special Initiatives (PSI) on Distance Learning Open Schooling in Technical and Vocational Education programme.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Assemblies urged to enforce building regulations
Friday, February 08 2008
Metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies have been urged to strictly enforce building codes and regulations to forestall disasters, which could be fatal.
(SOKPOE) NORTH TONGU :
Two brothers feared drowned
Friday, February 08 2008
Two brothers, Kwashie Klu, 15 and eight-year-old Dzigbordi Klu, are feared drowned when their boat capsized during a fishing expedition on the Volta Lake, near Sokpoe in the North-Tongu District.
NKWANTA:
Youth forcibly release suspect from police custody
Friday, February 08 2008
A mob at Nkwanta in the Volta Region on January 11, this year intercepted a Police vehicle and forcibly released a suspect being taken into custody for allegedly possessing firearms without permission.
(DEASEMPAH) TECHIMAN:
New church building dedicated at Deasempah
Friday, February 08 2008
A GH¢ 3,000 building for Builders Christian and Nyame Tease Church Prayer Ministry that has the capacity for 800 persons has been dedicated at Deasempah, near Techiman.
(KPETOE) ADAKLU ANYIGBE:
Junior High School students recruited for HIV/AIDS campaign
Friday, February 08 2008
A total of 140 students selected from Junior High Schools in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District have ended a five-day residential training workshop on HIV/AIDS at Kpetoe.
(BUOYEM) TECHIMAN :
GH¢8,000 school block for community
Friday, February 08 2008
A six classroom block with an office, library and staff common room has been inaugurated for the Methodist Experimental School at Buoyem in the Techiman municipality at the cost of GH¢8,000.
BAWKU :
Unexplained murder in Bawku
Friday, February 08 2008
A twenty-three year old man, Faisal Musah Bawore, has been lynched by unknown persons in Bawku.
NATIONAL :
CHRAJ bemoans child prostitution
Friday, February 08 2008
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has expressed concern over the spate of child prostitution, saying that, the alarming situation where Ghana’s children are being exploited for commercial sex, posed a great threat to the nation.
BOLGATANGA:
GT set to improve services in Upper East
Friday, February 08 2008
The Upper East branch of the Ghana Telecom is relocating its telephone underground cables that deep in the bush to areas near the road as part of measures to reduce the rampant theft of cables facing the company.
(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA/ A-G sued
Friday, February 08 2008
The Supreme Court (SC) will on Tuesday, February 12, hear arguments from counsel on both sides on a writ brought against the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) by an Accra legal practitioner challenging the Assembly’s constitutional right to engage the services of certain people to carry human excreta.
BOLGATANGA :
Local GNAT executives schooled
Friday, February 08 2008
A one-day capacity building workshop for new executive members of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), drawn from the Bolga municipality and Talensi-Nabdam arrears, has ended in Bolgatanga.
NATIONAL :
Confide in the Police - DSP Ofori
Friday, February 08 2008
The Police administration has reiterated its pledge not disclose names of informants who help them to track down on criminals.
CRIME (EJISU JUABEN) :
Eight and half years for stealing dictionaries
Friday, February 08 2008
The Juaso Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Jacob Boon, has sentenced two persons to a total of eight and half years imprisonment for stealing two boxes of dictionaries valued at GH¢800 belonging to the Adumasa Roman Catholic Junior High School(JHS) in the Ejisu Juaben District.
NKORANZA :
Physically challenged urged to register
Friday, February 08 2008
Mr Effah Guakro, President of Nkoranza district branch of the Society of the Physically Challenged has urged members who have attained the age of 18 years to register their names when the voters’ register is opened so they could exercise their franchise in
the impending general election.
NKORANZA :
Students urged to help initiate development programmes
Friday, February 08 2008
Mr. Kwame Ampofo-Twumasi, Member of Parliament for Nkoranza South has urged members of Nkoranza Students Union to regard themselves as partners in development and apply their knowledge and experiences in initiating development programmes for the benefit of the people.
(BANSO) ASANTE-AKIM SOUTH:
Hunter found dead three days after leaving home
Friday, February 08 2008
A 46-year-old hunter, who went hunting but failed to return home, has been found dead in the bush at Banso, near Ofoase in the Asante Akim South District.
NATIONAL :
Importers and the public warned against used LPG Cylinders
Friday, February 08 2008
The Ghana Standards Board and the National Petroleum Authority, has cautioned all importers of the importation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders, which was against the law of the state.
CAPE COAST:
Drivers asked to report human traffickers
Friday, February 08 2008
The Cape Coast Regional Director of the Department of Children, Mr Divine Opare,  has urged drivers to be curious of people who travel with kids on their vehicles.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Cameroon sinks Ghana’s dream
Friday, February 08 2008
Cameroon booked their place in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over host Ghana.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Pharaohs trample over the Elephants
Friday, February 08 2008
Egypt upset favourites Ivory Coast 4-1 to seal their place in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
I felt the pressure - Mikel
Friday, February 08 2008
John Obi Mikel has blamed the weight of expectation for Nigeria’s exit from the Africa Cup of Nations.
KMA:
Minister advises kinsmen.
Friday, February 08 2008
Alhaji Abubakar Siddique Boniface, Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing has cautioned Muslims to be wary of issues that divide their ranks and rather strive for unity.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
A blick of hope for workers
Friday, February 08 2008
The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has assured workers whose promotional arrears were still outstanding that they would soon be paid as soon as data was approved after a special audit.
(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Schools supported with malaria prevention products
Friday, February 08 2008
A non-governmental organization, Infant Malaria Prevention Foundation (IMPF), has donated items for the control of malaria valued at GH¢10,000 to the Anum-Asamankese cluster of schools at Asamankese .
KWAHU SOUTH :
Assembly aims high.
Friday, February 08 2008
The Kwahu South District Assembly expects to mobilize GH¢475,644 as revenue from its traditional source to finance its 2008 budget, the District Chief Executive, Nana Onwona Asante has said.
KWAEBIBIREM :
Rainstorm causes damage
Friday, February 08 2008
A rainstorm that hit the Kwaebibrem district yesterday at around 5pm has caused extensive damage running into thousands of Ghana cedis according to the district chief executive, Mr Yaw Boakye.
KMA:
Journalists not happy with proceedings.
Friday, February 08 2008
Members of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) in Kumasi are demanding the prosecution of two persons suspected to be killers of the Ashanti regional Chairman of the association.
NATIONAL :
We are ready for "women" presidents
Friday, February 08 2008
Ms Anna Bossman, Acting Commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has asked political parties to consider women as capable of being flag bearers instead of assigning them the supportives role as running mates.
NATIONAL :
Tournaments’ crime rates.
Friday, February 08 2008
One hundred and seven criminal case have so far been reported from the four match venues of the 26th Africa Cup of Nations Tournament.
(FAST TRACK) AMA:
Presidents’ accident case takes a new twist
Friday, February 08 2008
Lawyers in the accident case involving President J. A. Kufuor last Thursday engaged in heated arguments laced with vituperations that sent tempers flaring at the Accra Fast Track High Court.
NATIONAL :
LEAP gives hope to 2000.
Friday, February 08 2008
About 2,000 households in 21 districts will be benefiting from the cash for the poor programme being implemented by the government by the end of February.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Morocco axe coach
Friday, February 08 2008
Morocco have axed coach Henri Michel after they failed to make it into the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana to play Ivory Coast for third place
Friday, February 08 2008
Ghana would battle for bronze at the African Cup of Nations in a third-place match against West African neighbours, Ivory Coast on Saturday.
(OFFINSO) OFFINSO NORTH:
New district for Offinso
Friday, February 08 2008
A formal announcement has been made on the creation of a new district for Offinso north, in the Ashanti region.
(BANTAMA) KMA:
Bantama Sub-metro Health Insurance makes progress
Friday, February 08 2008
The Bantama Sub-metro Mutual Health Insurance Scheme in Kumasi (MHIS) generated a total of GH¢ 821,246.08 as premium from clients between 2005 and 2007.
(TEMA) TMA :
Twenty heavy duty trucks impounded for over loading
Friday, February 08 2008
Twenty heavy duty trucks plying the Accra-Tema motorway have been impounded at the Tema axle load station for over loading.
NATIONAL:
Life saving technological innovation in Ghana
Friday, February 08 2008
A technological feat that has been designed to save lives has been launched in Ghana.
(ATIMPOKU) ASUOGYAMAN:
MP cautions media, politicians
Friday, February 08 2008
The Member of Parliament for Asuogyaman, Mr Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, has cautioned against the increasing rate at which the media and some politicians were maligning the two presidential aspirants for the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress.
(SPORTS) SOCCER:
107 criminal cases so far at Ghana 2008
Friday, February 08 2008
One hundred and seven criminal cases have so far been reported from the four match venues of the 26th Africa Cup of Nations Cup (Ghana 2008).
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
2,000 households to benefit from LEAP
Friday, February 08 2008
About 2,000 households in 21 districts will be benefiting from the cash for the poor programme being implemented by the government by the end of February.
(GBOKPO) NORTH TONGU :
Woman and her seven-month baby die
Saturday, February 09 2008
Mercy Azada, 45, and her seven-month old baby boy, Mawusi Fofoe, trapped in an oyster shell mine at Gbokpo near Juapong in the North-Tongu District, died while being rushed to the Volta River Authority Hospital.
(ESSIKADO) SAEMA :
GH¢120,000 school project to begin
Saturday, February 09 2008
Mr Joe Ghartey, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, has cut the sod for work to begin on a GH¢ 120,000 six classroom block for
Essikado Catholic Primary and Junior High School near Sekondi.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Waste disposal needs stringent measures
Saturday, February 09 2008
The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment has tasked municipal and metropolitan assemblies to come out with stringent measures that would enable them to mobilize more funds to tackle waste disposal.
(GOMOA POTSIN) GOMOA :
U.S.A team in Ghana for HIV/AIDS campaign
Saturday, February 09 2008
A five-member team of Safe Haven Project, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), from the U.S A, is in Ghana to undertake a HIV/AIDS education campaign.
CRIME (CAPE COAST) :
Woman defrauds man of GH¢960
Saturday, February 09 2008
A circuit court at Cape Coast has fined Regina Dukah, 37, for defrauding a man of GH¢960.
WEST AKYEM (CRIME) :
Careless driver fined GHc 300
Saturday, February 09 2008
Shaibu Ibrahim, a driver whose reckless driving resulted in the death of one person and serious injuries to five others, has been sentenced to a fine of 300 Ghana cedis by the Asamankese Circuit court.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
Guinea national appears in court for possessing Indian hemp
Saturday, February 09 2008
Mohammed Aminu, a Guinea national, has appeared before a Takoradi Circuit Court for allegedly possessing narcotic drug without authority.
CAPE COAST (CRIME) :
Two Cable thieves jailed 20 years
Saturday, February 09 2008
A circuit court at Cape Coast has sentenced two metal scrap dealers to 10 years imprisonment each for stealing cables belonging to Ghana Telecom.
      
(MANFO) AHAFO-ANO NORTH:
GH¢135,000 Pre-School Complex constructed
Saturday, February 09 2008
The Goaso Catholic Diocese is constructing a GH¢135,000 pre-school complex for the Manfo Catholic Basic School in the Ahafo-Ano North District.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Pensioners urged to be wary of fraudsters
Saturday, February 09 2008
Mr Christian Tetteh Sottie, Controller and Accountant General has expressed concern about the activities of fraudsters and syndicates who lured pensioners to part with large sums of money.
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
Fishermen complain of rampant harassment
Saturday, February 09 2008
The Ghana Inshore Fisheries Association (GIFA) has called on the Western Regional Minister and the Ministry of Fisheries to take immediate measures to check the frequent harassment of its members by personnel of the Ghana Navy.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Rail line service from Accra to Tema on course
Saturday, February 09 2008
The Ministry of Harbours and Railways and the Ghana Railway Company Limited have intensified activities aimed at extending the suburban rail line from Accra Central to Tema Port by June.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Parents urged to educate their children on how to cross the road
Saturday, February 09 2008
Ms Catherine Hamilton, Central Regional Co-ordinator of National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has appealed to parents to educate their children on how to cross the road to avoid being knocked down by vehicles.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Muslims urged to strive for unity
Saturday, February 09 2008
Alhaji Abubakar Siddique Boniface, Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing has cautioned Muslims to be wary of issues that divide their ranks and rather strive for unity.
  
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
DCE advises collegues
Sunday, February 10 2008
Mr Solomon Abbam Quaye, Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Chief Executive, has appealed to the people, especially assembly members to desist from attacking personalities instead of issues, which would propel the development of the area. 
(AKUSE) MANYA KROBO :
Five suspects arrested at Akuse
Saturday, February 09 2008
The Akuse Police have arrested five suspects who allegedly robbed passengers on the Ayikuma-Larteh road last Sunday, February 3
(NOGOKPO) HO :
Smartness of police leads to arrest of robbers
Sunday, February 10 2008
Police personnel at Nogokpo posed as interested buyers of a Hyundai taxi cab and arrested three persons suspected to have stolen the car from Madina in Accra.
(KARNI) JIRAPA/LAMBUSSIE :
Chiefs not happy with government
Sunday, February 10 2008
The chief, elders and people of Karni in the Jirapa/Lambussie District, have urged the government to rescind its decision to place part of the Karni division of the Jirapa Traditional Area under the newly created Lambussie District.
    
SPORTS :
CAF fixes November for Women.
Sunday, February 10 2008
The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fixed November 15 to November 29, 2008 for the African Women Soccer Championship Tournament in Equatorial Guinea.
SPORTS :
Did the CAF president cheat?
Sunday, February 10 2008
Issah Hayatou, Cameroonian President of Confederation of African Sports (CAF), cheated to enable his country to win the semi-final match against Ghana and by so doing broke the Nation’s heart.
(PEKI) SOUTH DAYI:
What causes the low performance of teachers
Sunday, February 10 2008
Mr Simon Tsadidey, retired Principal of the Peki College of Education, said the raging perception that teaching was a debased profession represented the biggest barrier to improving teachers’ performance in the country.
NATIONAL :
Retired armed officers encouraged.
Sunday, February 10 2008
Right Rev. Col. (Rtd.) J K Dadson, on Sunday urged retired commissioners of the Ghana Armed Forces not to remember the toes on which they had stepped in the performance of their duties, but rather to concentrate on the worship of God.
HO :
Educationist urges JHS leavers to venture into other courses
Sunday, February 10 2008
Mrs Olivia Sosu, Volta Regional Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), said entrance into a mainline Senior High School was not the only avenue for additional education for junior high school leavers.
    
(SUNYANI) SAEMA :
"Do not be interested in political favors"
Sunday, February 10 2008
Alhaji Umar Abdul Kadr, Brong-Ahafo Regional Chief Imam, has advised the youth not to seek political favours but rather, the nation’s development, to advance national development.
TEMA :
"We need industrial peace"
Sunday, February 10 2008
Mrs Monica Josiah, Acting Tema Branch Manager of the Ghana Shipper’s Council, urged Ghanaian workers, especially those in the maritime sector to ensure industrial peace to enhance the country’s economic growth.
NATIONAL :
President back from Rome
Sunday, February 10 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor returned home Saturday evening from Rome, where he attended the First General Annual Meeting of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme (WFP).
SPORTS :
Scorers at a glance
Sunday, February 10 2008
Below is the scorers chart after third place match between Ghana’s Black Stars and Cote d’Ivoire’s Elephants on Saturday, Feb. 9.
HO:
Third position not exciting
Sunday, February 10 2008
Many soccer fans in Ho Municipality on Saturday celebrated the victory of the Black Stars over the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire indoors.
(LEGON) GA EAST:
University introduces new system
Sunday, February 10 2008
University of Ghana, Legon is to introduce an electronic-mediated learning system for its Distant Education programmes and Courses, Professor Clifford Nii Boye Tagoe, the Vice Chancellor announced.
   
(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN:
Malaria still high risk
Sunday, February 10 2008
The Mfantseman District Health Directorate  recorded 29,937 cases of malaria in health facilities in the District in 2007 as against 14,621 cases in 2006 to top cases reported at the Out Patient Departments (OPDs).
    
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Reinforcement for Suhum
Sunday, February 10 2008
More than 60 policemen are to be deplored in Suhum to combat the high crime wave in the area. 
    
(FUNSI) WA :
District makes progress in guinea worm eradication
Monday, February 11 2008
The Wa East District is making progress in its guinea worm eradication programme as the district recorded only 12 cases of  the debilitating waterborne disease in 2007 as against 64 cases the previous year.
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
W/R to have commercial court complex
Monday, February 11 2008
The Western Region is to have a commercial court complex to enable it to handle disputes relating to business, investment and other issues, especially when oil extraction and sales begin.
WA :
Upper West GT sets up task force
Monday, February 11 2008
The Upper West Management of Ghana Telecom has set up a special Task Force that would be responsible for going from one community to another to find out the concerns of their customers.
(NSAWAM) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Plans underway to execute community projects
Monday, February 11 2008
Mr. Magnue Opare Asamoah, Member of Parliament for Nsawam-Aburi Constituency in the Akuapem South District has mapped out a plan for development projects estimated at Gh¢ 55,000 in the constituency.
(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN :
MHIS pays GH¢453,629 claims
Monday, February 11 2008
The Mfantseman District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme has paid GH¢453,629.65 as claims for 42,589 clients who accessed healthcare at a number of health facilities.
(KUMASI) KMA :
OKESS boys’ dormitory gutted
Monday, February 11 2008
Disaster struck the Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School (OKESS) in Kumasi when the entire first floor of the boys’ dormitory block was gutted by fire.
 
(KUMASI) KMA:
15,000 teachers leave the classroom each year
Monday, February 11 2008
About 15,000 Certificate “A” Teachers leave the classroom each year for further studies, thereby creating vacancies that are difficult to fill, Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, has said.
(TANOSO) TANO NORTH:
Health sector trainees to sign bond
Monday, February 11 2008
The Ministry of Health is putting in place measures that would compel students in health training institutions to sign bonds to serve for a period of time before they could be on their own.
(ACCRA) AMA :
"Poverty accounts for children out of school"- Reporters
Monday, February 11 2008
Six young reporters campaigning on ’Quality Education for all children’ a UNICEF project, have identified poverty and parental irresponsibility among other things were reasons why many children did not go to school.
(KUMASI) KMA :
CPC makes chocolates available for Valentine’s Day
Monday, February 11 2008
The Cocoa Processing Company (CPC), says it has made available, enough chocolate and cocoa products on the market for the public to enjoy during the Cocoa Day celebrations (Valentine Day), which falls on February 14th.
(PONG) TAMALE :
Twenty perish
Monday, February 11 2008
Twenty occupants of a Bawku-bound 70-seater commuter bus, popularly called “Awudu Issaka” with registration number AS 5734E, died on the spot with more than 10 others in critical condition when the bus ran into a tipper truck with registration number ER4894C at Pong Tamale off the Tamale-Bolgatanga highway.
(SPORTS-SOCCER) ACCRA :
Pharaohs reign
Monday, February 11 2008
The Pharaohs of Egypt have successfully defended the title they won two years ago on home soil to become highest  winners  of the title.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Le Roy hails fantastic Stars
Monday, February 11 2008
Ghana coach Claude LeRoy hailed his "fantastic" players after three goals in 15 minutes clinched third place in the Africa Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Mourinho tips African Cup success
Monday, February 11 2008
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says an African team could reach the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Egypts lift the Ultimate
Monday, February 11 2008
Defending champions Egypt won a record sixth Africa Cup of Nations with a fully-deserved victory over Cameroon.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana 2008 honours
Monday, February 11 2008
26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008 honours are sa follows:
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana 2008 ACN complete statistics
Monday, February 11 2008
The 26th MTN African Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008 produced series of records.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
CAF names Best XI for Ghana 2008
Monday, February 11 2008
The confederation of African Football (CAF) has released the Best XI for the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008.
(BEGORO) FANTEAKWA:
Fanteakwa Fire Station lacks logistics
Monday, February 11 2008
The Fanteakwa District Fire Officer, Mr Emmanuel Reginald Nai has said the lack of logistics and funds are hampering the effective operations of the Fire Service in the district.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Christian women urged to be selfless
Monday, February 11 2008
Christian women have been urged to let their lifestyles impact positively in the communities in which they live.
NATIONAL:
Veep to address IFAD Governing Council
Monday, February 11 2008
The Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama will be attending a two-day council meeting of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) from February 13 to February 15 and the 8th replenishment deliberations of IFAD.
(ABOKOBI) GA EAST:
Illegal structures to go down for water project - Boniface
Monday, February 11 2008
Government is to demolish all illegal structures that are hindering the smooth construction of the East-West Water Interconnectivity Project linking the Weija Reservoir to the Legon Booster Station.
   
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
Directors of MDAs sharpen their experience
Monday, February 11 2008
Directors of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) on Monday began a three-week training programme to build their technical leadership and management competence towards improved service delivery in public administration.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABENG:
Trees in the New Juabeng Municipality under threat
Monday, February 11 2008
Many trees planted along major streets and open spaces in the Koforidua Municipality have been destroyed by utility service providers and other bodies, particularly developers, officials have said.
(HO) HMA:
GNAT calls for salary negotiations
Monday, February 11 2008
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has called on government to open salary negotiations for its members for 2008 pending the implementation of the proposed single spine salary structure.
 
(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKIM:
Supervisor undermines cocoa mass spraying
Monday, February 11 2008
The Asamankese Circuit Court has fined Robert Tetteh, 30, a supervisor of a mass Cocoa spraying gang, the sum of GH¢ 1,000 for stealing 25 cartons of insecticides valued at more than GH¢ 5,440 belonging to the Cocoa Services Division.
    
(SAVELUGU) SAVELUGU NANTON:
Savelugu Senior High School closed down
Monday, February 11 2008
The Savelugu Senior High School in the Savelugu/ Nanton District of the Northern Region has been closed down indefinitely, following student disturbances last Saturday that led to damage to public property.
    
(KORLE-BU) AMA:
Korle-Bu Medical block to be ready by July
Monday, February 11 2008
The Medical block of the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital will be ready by the end of July this year when renovation of the building, which began five years ago would end as the first major work on it after its establishment 60 years ago.
    
(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Ministry assists cocoa producing districts
Monday, February 11 2008
The Ministry of Manpower, Youth and Employment has presented computers, accessories and motorbikes to 11 cocoa producing districts to assist in the elimination of child labour.
(KUMASI) KMA:
KMA to rid city of mental patients
Monday, February 11 2008
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has instituted measures to rid the metropolis of beggars, destitute and mental patients as part of its beautification programme.
CAPE COAST:
Vision screening project launched
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Child-Leaner Development Organisation (CLEDOR), has launched a four-month vision screening pilot project for selected first cycle schools in Cape Coast.
(ABEADZE DOMINASE) MFANTSEMAN :
Dedicate Valentine Day to People with HIV/AIDS
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The Central Regional HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Person, Mr Ishmael Nana Ogyefo, has suggested to Ghanaians to dedicate the Valentine Day to People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN
Water level
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Volta River Authority (VRA) on Monday, February 11, 2008.
(TEMA) TMA :
No shortage of chocolates
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The management of Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) have assured the nation of more cocoa products in the system to celebrate this year’s Valentine day.
(ABEADZE KYEAKOR) MFANTSEMAN:
Outbreak of bilharzia
Tuesday, February 12 2008
An outbreak of schistosomiasis popularly called bilharzia has been reported at Abeadze Traditional Area of the Mfantseman District.
(AKYEM WENCHI) KWAEBIBIREM:
“Go in for Voluntary Counselling and Testing”- Pastor
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Pastor Ernest Gyening, Executive Director of Future Eye for Development, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has appealed to people to go in for Voluntary Counselling and Testing to know their HIV/AIDS status.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Koforidua fire victims to get assistance
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Victims of the Koforidua Central Market fire outbreak would be linked to the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) to be able to re-start their trading businesses.
NATIONAL:
President Kufuor receives German Deputy Chancellor
Tuesday, February 12 2008
German Deputy Chancellor and Foreign Minister, Dr Frank Walter Steinmeier, has arrived in Accra on the first leg of a three-nation tour of  West Africa.
NATIONAL :
Election 2008 falls on Sunday
Tuesday, February 12 2008
This year’s presidential and parliamentary elections will take place on December 7, which falls on a Sunday.
(ATWIMA-NWABIAGYA) NDC :
NDC elects parliamentary candidate
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The Atwima-Nwabiagya constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has elected Mr Christopher Chogkureh, a 40-year-old tutor of the Nkawie Senior High/Technical School, as its parliamentary candidate for the December general elections.
(BOLE) NPP:
Polling Station Executives want reopening of nomination
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Sixty-seven polling station executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Bole/Bamboi Constituency have deplored the slow response to their stand against the sole candidature of Madam Elizabeth Salamatu Forgor, who was aspiring to run on the party’s ticket.
(BEGORO) FANTEAKWA :
No free delivery for pregnant women
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The Fanteakwa District of the Ghana Health Service has, urged the public to discard the notion that pregnant women are given free delivery at health centres.
(BOLGATANGA) NDC :
Legacy of Rawlings cannot be downplayed
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Mr. Donald Adabere, a leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), said the legacy of accountability, probity and selflessness exhibited by former President John Jerry Rawlings during his rule could not be downplayed.
(EJISU) EJISU JUABEN :
Priest condemns human attitudes to the environment
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The Reverend Father George Boakye-Danquah, Rector of the Spiritan Institute of Philosophy of the Catholic Church at Ejisu, has expressed concern about careless human attitudes and activities that are endangering the environment.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana host Zambia in World Cup qualifier
Tuesday, February 12 2008
International football still stays at the Ohene Djan Stadium as Ghana play Zambia in a junior female World Cup qualifier this weekend.
(ASSIN FOSO) ASSIN NORTH:
Manager fails to pay SSNIT contribution
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Mr Andrew Young, Managing Director of Assin Foso Young Timber Company Limited, was has ben put before the Assin Foso district magistrate court for failing to pay his workers Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions amounting to GH¢260.00.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Tema Country Golf Club Championship
Tuesday, February 12 2008
After the successful Captain’s Prize Championship last Saturday, the Tema Country Golf Club will roll again into action when the February Medal event tees off on Saturday, February 16.
     
(SPORTS- SOCCER) INTERNATIONAL:
Artificial turf a 2010 Cup option
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the 2010 World Cup in South Africa could be played on artificial pitches.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Drogba sets eyes on 2010
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Didier Drogba has promised to do everything within his power to bring Africa Cup of Nations glory to the Ivory Coast in 2010.
NATIONAL :
UNESCO rates African University College of Communications
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The African University College of Communications (AUCC), formerly the African Institute of Journalism and Communications (AIJC), has been listed by a UNESCO study as one of nine potential Centres of Reference among journalism and communication training institutions in Africa.
(SUNYANI) NPP:
NPP youth have major role to play
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Mr Alfred Ofori Annye, Brong-Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stated that, the youth have a major role to play, to enable the party to win the 2008 general election.
(COURT) CAPE COAST:
18 months for "20 bottles of shito"
Tuesday, February 12 2008
A circuit court at Cape Coast on Monday sentenced a 21-year-old welder, Baaba Abu to 18 months imprisonment for unlawful entry and stealing.
(DAGBON) TAMALE :
NGOs must offer better support
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The Kampakuya-Na, Na Abdulai Yakubu Andani, the regent of Dagbon, has appealed to non-governmental organisations operating in the region to increase their financial support to help develop the three northern regions.
(SUNYANI) NEW JUABEN :
Youth role crucial.
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Mr Alfred Ofori Annye, Brong-Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) said, the youth have a major role to play, to enable the party to win the 2008 general election.
WA:
Prisons meant for reforms.
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Madam Winifred Asibi Bawa Dy-Yakah, has said the days prisons were perceived as places of punishment had become a thing of the past as they had been turned into places of acquisition of knowledge and skills. 
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Police advises complainants
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The police have said when cases are reported to them it is not the prerogative of the complainants to decide how long suspects should be kept in cells or decide whether or not criminal cases should be sent to court or not.
(ASSIN FOSO) ASSIN NORTH :
"Scape goat" for SSNIT
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Stephen Andoh, Proprietor of Assin Foso Jasco Ventures, was arraigned before Assin Foso district magistrate court for failing to pay social security contributions of his workers and a penalty amounting to GH¢461.79 to Assin Foso district branch of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
NATIONAL :
March for all important conference.
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The second National HIV and AIDS Research Conference (NHARCON) will be held in Accra in March to provide a platform for participants to discuss national response to HIV and AIDS and initiate a process of developing research priorities.
NATIONAL :
Veep off to Rome.
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, has left Accra for Rome to attend the 31st session of the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
NATIONAL :
GCS Cedi index introduced.
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Gold Coast Securities (GCS) Limited, an investment advisory and asset management firm, has introduced an index called GCS Cedi Index, which relates the new cedi to the four major international trading currencies.
    
(CAPE COAST) CMA:
Welder jailed 18 months for stealing
Tuesday, February 12 2008
A circuit court at Cape Coast on Monday sentenced a 21-year-old welder, Baaba Abu to 18 months imprisonment for unlawful entry and stealing.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Agogo to join Muntari?
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Ghana striker, Junior Agogo could be moving some steps higher from the English League One competition after his impressive performance at the African Cup of Nations.
(AMASAMAN) GA WEST:
Move to rekindle reading culture in Ga West District
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Rev. Gifty Attitsogbui, Founder of ‘The Only Hope’, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), on Tuesday said the organisation would soon set up reading and home work clubs in the Ga West District to boost the academic performances of students in the district.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) FOREIGN:
Manchester United to play in S. Africa
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Premier League champions Manchester United will travel to South Africa to play in the Vodacom Challenge.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
CAF ban for five African clubs
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Clubs from five nations - the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Kenya and Chad - have been banned from continental club competition this year.
(ACCRA) AMA:
SC adjourns AMA case to February 26
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The Supreme Court has adjourned a case in which Nana Adjei Ampofo, an Accra based legal practitioner, is challenging the constitutional right of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), to cause some Ghanaians to carry, in pans, human excreta.
NATIONAL:
GES has no intentions to alienate PTAs- Director-General
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Mr. Samuel Bannerman-Mensah, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) on Tuesday said that the directive to incorporate all Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) levies into the mainstream accounts of second cycle institutions was not meant to cripple PTAs.
NATIONAL:
House of Chiefs codifies lines of succession
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The National House of Chiefs is undertaking a project to codify lines of succession to stools and skins in the country to stem the many disputes and conflicts plaguing the chieftaincy institution.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Fire guts top floor of Accra Polythecnic Hostel
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Fire has swept through an apartment on the top floor of a hostel at the Accra polytechnic, destroying cash and other belongings of students.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Metro Mass Transit in full flight
Tuesday, February 12 2008
The Metro Mass transit company commuted over 75 million passengers across the country between 2006 and 2007.
(KPONYOKOPEI) AKATSI:
Farmer allegedly shoots thief dead
Tuesday, February 12 2008
A group of angry youth from Kponyokope in the Akatsi District last Thursday, vandalized the house of Dominic Kwame Agbozo a farmer, at Tsitornu, for allegedly killing Francis Kale Cattle Drover, 16 for stealing some fowls.
(OFFINSO) ODA:
Offinso teachers’ impasse with former director resolved
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Offinso teachers have expressed gratitude to Mrs. Belinda Serwaa Addo, Ashanti Regional Director of Education for amicably resolving an impasse between them and Mrs. Christian Agyare Boateng, former District Director of Education.
(PARLIAMENT) AMA:
Ghana to observe Chocolate day on February 14
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Mr Stephen Kwaku Balado Manu, Deputy Majority Whip in Parliament on Tuesday sent warning signals to the nation to adopt effective measures for increased cocoa production to avoid importing cocoa beans
NATIONAL:
Project to check land degradation launched
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Mr. Kwadwo Adjei-Darko, Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment has inaugurated a committee to oversee the implementation of the Ghana Environmental
Management Project (GEMP).
(AMASAMAN) GA WEST:
Devote more attention to malaria control - Advocate
Tuesday, February 12 2008
Government, development partners and civil society organisations have been urged to devote similar attention to
the eradication of malaria as in the case of HIV/AIDS and Avian Flu.
     
(AWOSHIE) AMA :
Landlord sets tenant’s room on fire
Wednesday, February 13 2008
A landlord who set fire to the room of a tenant following a disagreement over an increase in rent is in the grips of the law.
NATIONAL :
Meningitis epidemic threat- UN
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Up to one million people in the Central African Republic (CAR) are at risk from a meningitis epidemic sweeping across the northwest of their country.
NATIONAL:
Bagbin urges government to set leadership agenda
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Mr Alban Bagbin, Minority Leader, has stated that it was always prudent for government to set an agenda on issues of leadership qualities, economic and the political direction of the nation.
HO :
Valentine mood raises prices of red coloured items
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The prices of anything red have gone up in the Ho Township as Valentine fever catches up with the people especially youths in Ho.
(AMASAMAN) GA WEST:
Taxi snatchers arrested
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Three persons who snatched a taxi from its driver and took it to Wa to sell have been arrested. The three, Yakubu Mutawakil, 34, Salifu Abubakar, 27, and Vincent Agbadzi, 29 , are currently in custody at the Amasaman Police Station.
(KOFORIDUA) NDC:
120,000 polling agents to be trained for December elections
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is to train 120,000 polling agents to protect its interest during the voters’ registration exercise and general elections in December.
AKUAPIM NORTH :
Tourism sites to be developed
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The Akuapim North District Assembly has allocated GH¢120 thousand Ghana Cedis to develop the various tourism attraction sites in the district.
(ACCRA) NPP:
Akufo-Addo confers with President Gnassingbe
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential Candidate of New Patriotic Party (NPP) has conferred with President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo in Lome.
CAPE COAST :
Chief Justice calls for more support
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Wood, has asked lawyers not to sabotage efforts at adopting Alternative Dispute Resolution to resolve cases because of selfish monetary reasons.
NATIONAL:
British international development policy won’t change
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Mr Andrew Mitchell, a Member of Parliament (MP) of the Conservative Party, has assured that British policy towards international development would not change should the Conservative Party be elected to power.
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
Traders count loss
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Traders and some hotel operators in the twin-city of Sekondi/Takoradi began counting their losses a day after the Sekondi Sports Stadium ceased to be one of the venues for the competition as the tournament headed for the semi-finals.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghanaian Family Renews Claims For Eto’o
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Two days after losing to Egypt in the Nations Cup finals in Accra, Camerounian arrowhead and the tournament’s goalking, Samuel Eto’o, is confronted with yet another gruelling puzzle as to who his father really is.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Essien is still hoping for four trophies
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Michael Essien believes Chelsea can still win the quadruple this season.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana is the best in Africa
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The recently concluded CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana has clearly left its mark on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
(ODWANA) AMA :
Assembly woman embraces Local Government statement
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Some Assembly members have reacted swiftly to the call by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development which points to a debate for the payment of salary to assembly men and women.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Polythene bags risky
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The Ghana Standards Board has cautioned against the indiscriminate use of plastic bags to package food and water for public consumption.
NATIONAL:
11 District Assemblies receive GH(54,000
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The National Programme for the Elimination of the Worst forms of Child Labour in Cocoa  (NPECLC) has donated items worth over GH¢54,000 to 11 district assemblies in cocoa-growing areas in Ghana.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
’’We did our best and am happy with the team’’- Appiah
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Ghana’s inspirational captain Stephen Appiah has expressed his satisfaction at the way the Black Stars fought for the country.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana is the best in Africa
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The recently concluded CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Ghana has clearly left its mark on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
(APOWA) SAEMA :
Thirteen-year-old murder case re-activated
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The Attorney General’s Department has re-activated a 13-year-old case involving the murder of Apowahene, Nana Amua Gyebu XIV at Apowa near Takoradi in September 1995.
(TSITO) HO :
Suspected abductor nabbed
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The police have picked up another suspect in connection with their investigations into the abduction of the nine-year old twin brothers from Tsito.
 
POLITICS :
Parliamentary minority leader speaks on leadership
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Mr Alban Bagbin, Minority Leader, on Tuesday said it was always prudent for government to set an agenda on issues of leadership qualities, economic and the political direction of the nation.
TAMALE :
Minister sends out warning.
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris, Northern Regional Minister, has given a strong warning to "troublemakers" in Dagbon to put an end to their activities, aimed at disturbing the peace and tranquillity of the area.
(NPP) NEW JUABEN :
NPP worried
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The Eastern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Yaw Gyekye Amoabeng, on Wednesday expressed concern about activities of some party members who had declared their intentions to contest primaries in constituencies where there are sitting Members of Parliament.
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN:
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Volta River Authority (VRA) on Wednesday, February 13, 2008.
(TARKWA) WASSA WEST :
Police chief warns media houses
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Chief Superintendent of Police Slim Opoku Manford, Tarkwa District Police Commander, has appealed to media houses to be careful when employing stringers.
(MAWULI ESTATES) HO :
Reconstruction work begins.
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Work has begun on the re-construction of the 4.1 kilometre Mawuli Estate roads in Ho.
(HO-BANKOE) HO :
Parish priest worried.
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Monsignor Anthony Kornu, Parish Priest of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Ho-Bankoe, on Wednesday called on the youth in the country and the general public to celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day decently.
(COURTS) AHAFO ANO SOUTH :
Three assault woman
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The Mankranso magistrate court has granted three persons a Gh¢1,000 bail each for assaulting Yaa Pomaa and Akosua Nyarko at Asibey-Nkwanta near Kunsu in the Ahafo-Ano South District in Ashanti.
(AKWAKROM) GOMOA :
Man commits suicide.
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Opanyin Kojo Andam, a-65-year-old farmer from Gomoa Akwakrom near Apam in the Central Region, whose wife was forced to divorce him by her family against his wish, was on Monday found dead after committing suicide at the outskirt of the town.
    
(BECHEM) SAEMA :
We do not need weighing scales-headteacher
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Mr. Nicholas N.N Acheampong, head teacher of Bechem Islamic Junior High School, has appealed to the Minister of Education, Science and Sports, to take urgent measures to halt the practice by authorities of some basic schools in Brong-Ahafo Region to use weighing scales during inter-schools sports competitions.
TMA:
Relocate car park.
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA), has been called upon to re-locate the commercial car park in front of the “El-Paso” day and night club at Tema community one, as it has become a haven for criminals.
    
SAEMA :
GNFS RegionaL branch arrest 24
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Branch of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has arrested 24 persons in connection with their involvement in 240 bush fire cases recorded during the harmattan season.
(ADAMOREBE) AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Assemblyman appeals to IGP.
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Mr Martin Djan Anakwa, Assemblyman for Adamorebe area near Aburi in the Akuapem South District, has appealed to the Inspector General of Police to help retrieve GH¢1,000 stolen from a farmer by six armed policemen.
    
(AKROPONG) AKUAPEM NORTH:
Assembly to provide electricity to tourist sites
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The Akuapem North District Assembly is to provide electricity to all tourist sites in the area, as a measure to boost the tourism industry.
NATIONAL:
Ghana to chair CILT Africa Confab
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Ghana will for the first time chair the Africa forum Meeting and Conference of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) International in Johannesburg, South Africa.
   
(OFFANKOR) GA WEST:
Stray bullet kills bystander
Wednesday, February 13 2008
An operation by forestry guards and the military to arrest chainsaw operators has led to the death of a man and wounded another at the Ofankor, a suburb of a Accra.
(AMASAMAN) GA WEST:
Three taxi snatchers nabbed
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Three persons who snatched a taxi from its driver and took it to Wa to sell have been arrested. The three — Yakubu Mutawakil, 34, Salifu Abubakar, 27, and Vincent Agbadzi, 29 — are currently in custody at the Amasaman Police Station.
(AGBOZUME) KETU:
Two mothers in police grips for abandoning their babies
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Delali Kuadugah, 20, has been arrested by the police at Agbozume in the Ketu district for dumping her two-day-old baby boy in the bush.
(AWOSHIE) AMA:
Landlord sets tenant’s room ablaze
Wednesday, February 13 2008
A landlord who set fire to the room of a tenant following a disagreement over an increase in rent is in the grips of the law.
(BINDURI) BAWKU:
MP donates ambulance to Binduri Health Centre
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Dr. William Dodoo, the Bawku Municipal Director of Health Services has urged people in the district to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to benefit from health services in emergency situations.
(TEMA) TMA:
An auto-mechanic before court for assault
Wednesday, February 13 2008
A Tema Circuit Court has granted Owuraku Ocansey, an auto-mechanic GH¢ 3,000 bail with a surety for assault. 
    
(MANHEANI) TMA:
Strive to improve economic standing - Princess Nzenbe
Wednesday, February 13 2008
Women have been urged to work hard in order to obtain economic power which would facilitate their quest for political power.
(BAWKU) BMA :
Bawku to sleep early with new curfew hours
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The Minister of the Interior, Mr Kwamena Bartels has said on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) the curfew time imposed on the Bawku Municipality would now be 5. pm (1700 hours) to 6.00 am (0600 hours).
(ACCRA) AMA:
I.C Quaye steps up war against mosquitoes
Wednesday, February 13 2008
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Sheikh I.C. Quaye has stepped up the war against mosquitoes with the spraying of more areas, saying the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has improved equipment and efficient spraying team to carry out the task.
(OLD TAFO) KMA:
Police to investigate death of domestic assistant
Wednesday, February 13 2008
A 17-year-old domestic assistant resident at Old Tafo in Kumasi was on Tuesday found hanging dead in her room.
NATIONAL:
Government taking steps to bridge social exclusion - Kufuor
Wednesday, February 13 2008
President John Agyekum Kuffuor stated that pragmatic steps are being taken to bridge the gaps of social exclusion and promote an inclusive society.
(ABURI) AKUAPEM NORTH :
Wood Carvers to shift to Neem tree
Thursday, February 14 2008
The future of the wood carving industry in Ghana is becoming bleak due to the lack of targeted tree species, The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has said.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Man expels 100 cocaine pellets
Thursday, February 14 2008
An Accra Circuit Court has remanded into police custody Mohammed Osafo, a Ghanaian resident in Amsterdam for attempting to export 100 pellets of cocaine out of the country.
(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Schools benefit from DANIDA funded projects
Thursday, February 14 2008
Four schools in the Akuapem South Municipalilty  have benefited from a DANIDA funded project involving the construction of  institutional places of convenience.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Policeman interdicted
Thursday, February 14 2008
The Police Administration has interdicted Police Sergeant Anthony Dzameshie for allegedly shooting a suspect in a police cell at Bunso Police station.
NZEMA EAST :
Nzema East District selected for LEAP
Thursday, February 14 2008
The Nzema East District has been selected for the pilot phase of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), Miss Joana Mensah, Western Regional Director of the Department of Social Welfare, said
(TARKWA) WASSA WEST :
"Don’t neglect the mentally challenged"-
Thursday, February 14 2008
The Wassa West District Chief Executive, Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Ayensu has said  persons who are mentally challenged should not be neglected by society but should be given special education to make them fit into society.
   
(AVIANCE) AMA :
Atukpai Wulomo and two others in alleged drug deal
Thursday, February 14 2008
Two persons who allegedly hid 178 kilogrammes of cannabis sativa (wee) in 10 plywood boards and attempted to export them through the Aviance Cargo Village in Accra to the United Kingdom have been remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court.
(SUNYANI) NDC :
Spate of intimidation sends worrying signals
Thursday, February 14 2008
The National Democratic Congress Parliamentary candidate for Asunafo North constituency, Mohammed Kwaku Doku, has expressed concern over “recent spate of intimidation and harassment of people who express views contrary to that of the ruling New Patriotic Party and its operatives in the constituency”.
NATIONAL :
UNDP report commends Ghana
Thursday, February 14 2008
Ghana has made significant progress in poverty reduction, improvement in socio-economic development, good governance, youth and gender empowerment and is also the first country in Africa to achieve Millennium Development Goal 1.
(MINISTRIES) AMA :
Dr Anane re-nominated Transportation Minister
Thursday, February 14 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has again nominated Dr Richard Winfred Anane, Member of Parliament for Nshyieso, as Minister for Transportation.
(PINIHE) NKORANZA :
Grannie burnt to death
Thursday, February 14 2008
A 65-year-old woman, Madam Yaa Badu, burnt beyond recognition when she got trapped by a bushfire on her farm at Pinihe, near Nkoranza in Brong Ahafo.
(CASTLE) AMA :
Kufuor tells his last story
Thursday, February 14 2008
How President J.A. Kufuor has executed his vision of a’ humane and prosperous nation in the past seven years of his administration will be the highlight of his last State of the Nation Address to Parliament today.
BAWKU :
Fighting erupts in Bawku again
Thursday, February 14 2008
Three more lives have been lost in Bawku following renewed fighting yesterday between the Kusasis and the Mamprusis.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Mensah denies bonus row allegation
Thursday, February 14 2008
Ghana defender, John Mensah has rejected stories in the local media that he protested against the Ghana Football Association’s decision to pay regular captain Stephen Appiah bonuses during the African Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Mattheus wants Agogo, Annan and Abeyie
Thursday, February 14 2008
Austrian Club, Salzburg Red Bulls, will make a move for Ghanaian internationals Junior Agogo, Anthony Annan and Quincy Owusu Abeyie according to Salzburg’s coach Lothar Mattheus.
KADJEBI :
Kadjebi benefits from sister-city relationships
Thursday, February 14 2008
The sister-city relationship between Alkelmade City in Holland and Kadjebi, has improved tremendously, as the people in the Kadjebi District continue to enjoy programmes initiated through the relationship, under the Kadjebi District  Assembly.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Great Accra hosts U.K. team
Thursday, February 14 2008
A select ed Greater Accra amateur boxing team will on Saturday, February 16 host the Huringey Police and Community Boxing Club of the United Kingdom in a challenge contest at the Sacred Heart School at James Town in Accra.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Angola coach extends contract
Thursday, February 14 2008
Angola coach Luis Oliveira Goncalves’ contract with the Palancas Negras has been extended until 2010 when the country host the Africa Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana league fixtures adjusted
Thursday, February 14 2008
The Professional League Board,organizers of Ghana’s Premier League have altered the fixtures of the  2007/2008 season.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Drogba would make Barca ’super-offensive’
Thursday, February 14 2008
Samuel Eto’o believes Chelsea striker Didier Drogba would be an ’excellent’ addition to the Barcelona squad.
TAMALE:
NGO supports shea-butter industry
Thursday, February 14 2008
The shea-butter industry is the main stay of majority of unemployed youth in the northern region, particularly women.
NATIONAL :
US president arrives on 19th of this month
Thursday, February 14 2008
United States (US) President George W. Bush arrives in Ghana on Tuesday, February 19, as part of his one-week five-nation African tour.
NATIONAL :
Veep not happy.
Thursday, February 14 2008
The Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama noted that the lakadaisical approach adopted by the international community to reverse poverty and hunger by half in the next seven years, in line with the Millennium Development Goal is making the process very daunting.
NATIONAL :
Ghana 29th in world.
Thursday, February 14 2008
Ghana has been ranked 29th in world press freedom records for 2007 and third in Africa for the same period. Iceland topped the world rankings and was followed by Norway, Estonia, Slovakia and Belgium, with the United Kingdom placing 24th and the United States of America ranked 48th.
(COURTS) KMA:
Three re-arrested.
Thursday, February 14 2008
Three convicts who tried to escape from custody at the Kumasi Central Prisons have been re-arrested. The three — Emeka Osondo, Isaac Agu and Jerry Moore, all Nigerians — are each serving 25-year jail terms.
(KOBENG) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
District constructs new school block
Thursday, February 14 2008
A GH¢13,000 block of three classrooms, an office and store jointly executed by the Atwima Nwabiagya District Assembly and the people of Nkonteng near Kobeng has been in inaugurated.
(PARLIAMENT) ACCRA :
At the presidents state of the nations address
Thursday, February 14 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor on Thursday gave an upbeat assessment of the performance of the Government over the last sevenyears describing its achievements as “solid”.
AMANSIE WEST:
District takes steps to tackle crime
Thursday, February 14 2008
The Amansie West District Security Committee (DISEC) has held an emergency meeting to map out effective strategies to combat crime in the district.
TAMALE :
MP adds voice to fight for peace
Thursday, February 14 2008
Mr. Inusah Fuseini, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Tamale Central Constituency, has stressed the need to foster peace in
the Tamale municipality to propel the development of the Constituency.
         
(PARLIAMENT) AMA:
President Kufuor lauds private sector
Thursday, February 14 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor on Thursday gave high marks to the private sector, saying it was “doing very well” after various laws and measures had been put in place to facilitate its growth.
NATIONAL :
Cocoa, whats in for it
Thursday, February 14 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor said on Thursday that the government’s policy in the cocoa sector was towards value addition and it was therefore welcoming both local and foreign investors.
(MANKESSIM) AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
Health center turns white elephant
Thursday, February 14 2008
Miss Cecelia Dadson, a midwife at the Golden Jubilee Health Center in Mankessim, has appealed to the government to help connect electricity to the health center.
(OLD TAFO) KMA:
House help commits suicide
Thursday, February 14 2008
A 17-year-old maid servant resident at Old Tafo in Kumasi was on Tuesday found dead in her room under mysterious circumstances.
(OBRACHIRE) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA:
Campaign against AIDS ends in district
Thursday, February 14 2008
Mr. David Butler, Founder of Safe Haven Project Organization, a US based HIV/AIDS care and support organisation, has urged Ghanaians especially the youth to change their sexual behaviour to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS.
NATIONAL :
Breaking news
Thursday, February 14 2008
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have put all entry points into the country on high alert as human trafficking syndicates following the smashing of two human trafficking syndicates operating between the Middle East, Togo and Ghana. 
    
(NKONYA) JASIKAN:
Chiefs advised
Thursday, February 14 2008
Chiefs in the newly created Biakoye District have been urged to overcome differences over the choice of Nkonya as the district capital and rally their peoples towards the rapid development of the new district.
   
(COURTS) KETU:
Three car thieves jailed
Thursday, February 14 2008
Three people caught last weekend at Nogokpo in the Ketu District while trying to sell a stolen Hyundai taxi cab to undercover police officers were on Wednesday jailed a total of 24 years by an Aflao Circuit Court.
    
(NTRIBUHO) KWABRE :
Community constructs library
Thursday, February 14 2008
The people of Ntribuho in the Kwabre District are constructing a library complex at an estimated cost of 800 cedis to facilitate teaching and learning in the area.
    
(JUASOI) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Ten perish in accident at Atwedie
Thursday, February 14 2008
Ten persons on board a mini bus with registration number GT 6659 Q died on the spot when their vehicle collided with a Bolgatanga bound bus at Atwedie near Asankare on the Kumasi-Accra Highway on Wednesday night.
(AWOROWA) TECHIMAN:
Old student donates books to Alma Mater
Thursday, February 14 2008
Mr. Philip Oppong Amponsah, a Ghanaian student domiciled in the Republic of Ireland, has donated assorted books worth GH¢ 2,500 to two schools in the Techiman Municipality.
(TADIESO) TECHIMAN:
Farmers urged to be vigilant against bushfires
Thursday, February 14 2008
The Station Fire Officer of the Ghana National Fire Service in the Techiman Municipality, Mr. Solomon Kumah, has advised farming communities to be vigilant against the setting of bushfires.
(AWUTU OLOTOM) AWUTU-EFFUTU-SENYA:
Communities asked to help prevent bushfire
Thursday, February 14 2008
The Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Secretariat of the Forestry Services Division of the Forestry Commission in collaboration with the Ghana National Fire Service and the Environmental Concern Citizen’s Association of Ghana (ECCAG) have embarked on three months education against fire outbreak in the area.
NATIONAL:
World Bank International Essay Competition 2008 launched
Thursday, February 14 2008
The World Bank International Essay Competition for 2008 was launched for the youth aged 18 to 25 from all countries world over to share their ideas on development issues.
(KUMASI) KMA :
NBSSI undergoing restructuring
Thursday, February 14 2008
The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) is undergoing a major restructuring exercise to enable it provide the needed technical and expert support to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs).
(SUNYANI) SMA:
Sunyani police bare teeth at motorbike riders
Thursday, February 14 2008
The police in Sunyani on Wednesday embarked on a special exercise to arrest motor bike riders without licence, crash helmets and those using unregistered ones.
(SUNYANI) SMA:
CEPS in Sunyani destroy smuggled cigarettes
Thursday, February 14 2008
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Headquarters of the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) on Thursday destroyed quantities of cigarettes smuggled into the region.
(SAWLA) SAWLA-TUNA-KALBA:
Fufulso - Sawla road to receive facelift
Thursday, February 14 2008
The government has reiterated its determination to tar the 151-kilometre Fufulso/Sawla Road in the Northern Region to open up the area for economic activities.
NATIONAL:
Road sector witnessing incredible development – President
Thursday, February 14 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has said the roads sector in particular is witnessing an incredible level of development to the extent that every region and district can boast of completed and on-going roads of all grades, especially those linking farm gates to market centres.
NATIONAL:
Ninety million dollars to be invested in the rail network
Thursday, February 14 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has announced that 90 million dollars of proceeds from the Euro-Bond is being used as leverage with a consortium to rehabilitate the rail network, which has not been seen rehabilitation for the better part of the last century.
(HO) HMA :
Move to ensure success of educational reform
Thursday, February 14 2008
Mr. Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister, on Thursday asked Regional Directors of Education to endeavour to halt indiscipline in schools.
(TAMALE) TAMA:
SEND Foundation supports "model youth" with GH¢ 1,700
Thursday, February 14 2008
SEND Foundation of West Africa, an international NGO, has provided a cheque for GH¢ 1,700 to support Mr. Amadu Fatawu, identified as a "model youth", to expand his electrical engineering business.
BAWKU:
Security appeals to government
Friday, February 15 2008
Security Personnel in the Bawku area has appealed to government to do all that it could to bring lasting peace to Bawku as soon as possible.
GARU-TEMPANE:
DCE appeals to Politicians over chieftaincy matters
Friday, February 15 2008
Mr Emmanuel Sin-Yet Asigri, District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Garu-Tempane District, has asked politicians not to meddle in chieftaincy matters, especially within the Bawku Municipality and it environs.
HO :
Prison Service to commercialize vocational services of inmates
Friday, February 15 2008
The Ghana Prison Service will in the next few months inaugurate its commercial units to sell its expertise to the public.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Stanbic donates to street children on Valentine Day
Friday, February 15 2008
Stanbic Bank has presented a cheque of GH 5,000 cedis and other household items to the Street Girls Aid, a non-governmental organization set up to assist girls who live and work on the streets, as part of this year’s Valentine/Chocolate Day celebrations.
ACCRA :
First family receives chocolates on Valentine Day
Friday, February 15 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor and his family have been the first to receive hampers of cocoa products as part of activities to commemorate the National Chocolate Day fused into the St Valentine’s Day celebration.
(ACCRA) NDC:
I am rather a threatening disease to NPP
Friday, February 15 2008
Professor John Evans Atta Mills, National Democratic Comgress (NDC) Presidential Candidate arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on Thursday on a chartered plane from South Africa and declared "God has not finished with me yet".
BAWKU :
Bawku Needs More Security Personnel
Friday, February 15 2008
Peter King Gyinae, Bawku Municipal Commander of Police, has appealed for reinforcement of Security Personnel to help to keep the Bawku town calm.
(CASTLE) AMA :
Osu Castle is unsuitable for residence
Friday, February 15 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has indicated that the Osu Castle, a former slave post, was so unsuitable for residence that it should surprise no one that none of Ghana’s Prime Ministers and Presidents of the past could live there full time.
HO :
VSD vaccinates ruminants
Friday, February 15 2008
The Veterinary Services Division of the Ministry of Food and   Agriculture (MOFA) has embarked on free vaccination of ruminants in the Volta Region.
CAPE COAST:
Blind people worried about unfair treatment by assemblies
Friday, February 15 2008
The Ghana Association for the Blind (GAB) has expressed concern about the continuous refusal of the district assemblies to release two per cent of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund to people with disabilities.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
"Positive side must transcend Stars’ failure" - Amoah
Friday, February 15 2008
Osei Bonsu Amoah, Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Sports has encouraged Ghanaians to let the positive achievements of Ghana as host of the Nations Cup transcend and console them on the Black Stars’ failure to lift the trophy.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
President Kufuor to open 20th GUSA Games
Friday, February 15 2008
President John Agyekum Kufour will open the 20th edition of the Ghana University Sports Association (GUSA) Games on Wednesday, February 20 in Tamale.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Free tickets for Ghana-Zambia U-17 Clash
Friday, February 15 2008
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (MoESS) and the National Sports Council (NSC) decided to issue free tickets for Sunday’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup match between Ghana’s Black Maidens and their Zambian counterparts.
NKORANZA:
Monkey santuary burnt
Friday, February 15 2008
Bush fire has gutted more than six hectares of the virgin forest which accommodates the Mona monkeys and other species at the Fiema/ Buabeng monkey santuary in the Nkoranza District.
WA:
No chocolate in Wa for "Chocolate Day"
Friday, February 15 2008
Valentine Day celebrants who went to shops in the Wa Municipality to buy chocolates to present as gifts to their loved ones were disappointed as the product was not available in the shops.
SUNYANI:
Chocolate products distributed to pupils
Friday, February 15 2008
The Brong-Ahafo Regional branch of the Ghana Tourist Board has presented chocolate products for distribution to pupils of Divine Montessori Crèche in Sunyani as part of activities marking the regional celebration of National Chocolate Day.
CAPE COAST :
Cable thefts crippling Ghana Telecom
Friday, February 15 2008
Mr. Joseph Tinagyei-Gyimah, Central Regional Manager of Ghana Telecom (GT), has said the company made a loss of GH¢460,000 in 2007 as a result of cable thefts throughout the country and that this was crippling the company.
NATIONAL :
Mini hydro dams to be constructed
Friday, February 15 2008
The government has begun negotiations with the Sinohydro Company of China, the contractors executing the Bui Dam, to construct three additional mini hydro dams in the Central and the Western regions to enhance the country’s energy supply, President J.A. Kufuor has said.
(COURTS) AMA:
NLC files appeal.
Friday, February 15 2008
The National Labour Commission has filed an appeal against a Fast Track High Court ruling delivered last month against its orders that Ghana Telecommunications Company unfairly terminated the employment of an employee by not assigning reasons.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
2008 CAF Champions League draw
Friday, February 15 2008
Teams mentioned first play at home in the first leg on the weekend of February 15-17. Return legs played on the weekend of February 29, March 1-2.
AMA:
Public announcement
Friday, February 15 2008
The British High Commission on Thursday announced that its visa section would be temporarily closed on February 21 for a staff training day.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Mysteries
Friday, February 15 2008
The decision of a driver to drop a stranded passenger on his vehicle at Koforidua Regional Police Headquarters has rather landed him in police custody because the man was found dead on arrival at the police station.
AMA :
Contractors want Anane.
Friday, February 15 2008
The Progressive Road Contractors Association (PRCA) on Friday thanked President John Agyekum Kufuor for re-nominating Dr Richard Winfred Anane for the post of Minister of Transportation.
    
(KOFI ANNAN) AMA:
Peacekeeping conference to be held
Friday, February 15 2008
The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO) Police Division is to organise a conference to prepare the deployment of individual police officers for the UN Africa Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
    
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
MOH appeals to the public
Friday, February 15 2008
The Ministry of Health on Friday appealed to individuals and families of cured inmates of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to consider it a social and moral responsibility to accept their discharged relations back home.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Asamoah signs 4 year deal with Udinese
Friday, February 15 2008
Kojo Asamoah has joined the growing list of Ghanaians to have been signed on Italian side Udinese.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
2008 Champions League kicks off
Friday, February 15 2008
The 2008 African Champions League gets underway on Friday with ASC SNIM of Mauritania hosting Algeria’s Entente Setif in Nouakchott.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
CAF Confederation Cup in full flight
Friday, February 15 2008
Africa’s second string club competition - the Confederation Cup - kicks off this weekend.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
2008 Confederation Cup draw
Friday, February 15 2008
Teams mentioned first play at home in the first leg on the weekend of February 15-17. Return legs played on the weekend of February 29, March 1-2.
NATIONAL:
Ghana winning fight against guinea worm - MOH
Friday, February 15 2008
Guinea worm cases are decreasing steadily with a monthly percentage reduction, Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. (Mrs) Gladys Ashitey said on Friday.
(SUNYANI) SMA:
Oral and anal sex on ascendancy in Brong Ahafo
Friday, February 15 2008
A research conducted by the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) has revealed that oral and anal sexual practices have gained prominence in Sunyani and Techiman municipalities in the Brong-Ahafo region.
(LA) AMA:
La Dadekotopon constituency launches its website
Friday, February 15 2008
The La Dadekotopon Constituency has joined the World Wide Web with the launch of its website to provide reliable information about the constituency and market its development activities.
   
(TECHIMAN) TMA:
Validation workshop on land in Techiman
Friday, February 15 2008
A day’s validation workshop on the inventory of state acquired and occupied land has been held at Techiman in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
(AKIM OFOASE) BIRIM NORTH:
Communities want Ayirebi-New Abirem road fixed
Friday, February 15 2008
Communities in the Birim North District have appealed to the assembly to reshape the portion of the road between Ayiribe and New Abirem.
(LA) AMA:
La Presby School gets computer laboratory
Friday, February 15 2008
HarperCollins (Ed Correct) Publishers, a publishing company in the United Kingdom has donated a computer laboratory and books worth over 111,000 pounds to the La Presbyterian Senior High School to facilitate teaching and learning.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Civil society groups urged to intensify advocacy on aid
Friday, February 15 2008
Madam Patricia Appiagyei, the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, has charged civil society groups to intensify their advocacy roles to ensure that people derive maximum benefit from foreign aid.
(AKIM-ODA) BIRIM SOUTH:
AIDS victims have right to live - Campaigner
Friday, February 15 2008
Mr. Eric Pinaman Asare, President of the Universal United Youth Organisation (UUY), a non-governmental body, has said that people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), have the right to live and enjoy basic fundamental human rights as enshrined in the constitution.
(GYEWANI NKWATA) BIRIM SOUTH:
Headmaster calls for support to improve infrastructure
Friday, February 15 2008
Mr. Benjamin Adu Ofosu, Headmaster of Gye Wani Nkwanta Local Authority School near Akim Oda, has called on the people in the Birim North District to support government’s efforts at improving school infrastructure.
NATIONAL:
President Kufuor swears in two new Ministers
Friday, February 15 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor on Friday repeated his resolve to continue to work hard till his last day in office to improve the situation of Ghanaians.
(TARKWA) WASSA WEST:
Anglogold Ashanti embarks on expansion programme
Friday, February 15 2008
The management of Anglogold Ashanti (Iduapriem) Limited (AAIL) has embarked on an expansion programme estimated at about 56 million dollars.
(AGONA) AGONA SWEDRU:
Proposed Municipal Finance Authority takes-off in November
Friday, February 15 2008
The proposed Municipal Finance Authority (MFA) would become operational in November this year to enhance municipal finance and management if passed into law in June, Prof. George Gyan-Barfour, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning has said.
BAWKU :
Leaders cautioned against inflammatory statements on Bawku
Saturday, February 16 2008
Mr Adamu Dramani, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Bawku Central has cautioned some members of Parliament and opinion leaders against making inflammatory statements on the situation in Bawku.
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Association appeals for the release Micro Finance Loan
Saturday, February 16 2008
Members of the Suhum Bungalow Welfare Association have appealed to the government to release the Micro finance loan to the people of Suhum for farming activities.
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Residents advised to clear their surroundings
Saturday, February 16 2008
Mr. Michael Kofi Mensah, Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District Chief Executive on has advised residents in the town to clear their surrounding of weeds to enable security persons to patrol those areas to flush out criminals who hide at such places.
(ODA) BIRIM SOUTH:
Farmers advised to send children to school
Saturday, February 16 2008
Mr. Albert Akomaning, Oda District Cocoa Officer (DCO), has advised farmers to take advantage of the Capitation Grant to send their children to school.
NATIONAL :
Ghanaians executed in Libya
Saturday, February 16 2008
Two Ghanaian men have been executed in Libya in the early hours of today
(BANKOE) HO :
Crowd prevent police from carrying out court order
Saturday, February 16 2008
A crowd of protestors mainly women prevented a group of armed policemen from the Accra Panther Unit of the Ghana Police Service from executing a High Court order to close down a supermarket belonging to one Janet Buckman (defendant) at Ho-Bankoe.
(AKYEMPIM) GOMOA :
Bio-diesel project to be established in Gomoa
Saturday, February 16 2008
An Italian company is to start the cultivation and processing of jetropha into bio-diesel in the Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area.
NATIONAL :
Lost voters’ ID cards to be replaced
Saturday, February 16 2008
The voters’ register will be re-opened between May 8 and 17,2008. About one million more Ghanaians are expected to be registered under the exercise.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Rice Millers Association donates to KMA
Saturday, February 16 2008
The Ashanti Regional branch of the Rice Millers Association under the Ghana Food Crop Processors Association have donated some items valued 500 Ghana cedis to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) in Kumasi.
(GOASO) ASUNAFO NORTH:
Man rapes woman at public toilet
Saturday, February 16 2008
A circuit court at Goaso presided by over by Mr Charles Quampah, has sentenced a 22 year old farmer, Musah Busanga, to three year imprisonment for raping a 49 year old woman at Kasapin in Asunafo North district.
(AXIM) NZEMA EAST :
Five communities to enjoy electricity soon
Monday, February 18 2008
Five communities in the Nzema East District of the Western Region are to be connected to the national electrification grid soon, under the rural electrification programme.
GOMOA :
Malaria cases reducing.
Sunday, February 17 2008

Malaria cases recorded in health facilities in the Gomoa District have dropped from 24,319 in 2004 to 11,977 in 2007.
    

(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN :
Teachers improve skills.
Sunday, February 17 2008

One hundred and eighty kindergarten and lower primary school teachers in the Mfantseman District have attended a three-day in-service training in teaching reading skills at Saltpond, Mankessim and Essuehyia.
    

(DANSOMAN) AMA :
President Kufuor challenges universities in Ghana
Sunday, February 17 2008

Universities in the country have been urged to become more innovative, entrepreneurial and creative in their quest for the provision of quality education.
   

(INDEP.SQUARE) AMA :
Women thank God for CAN 2008
Sunday, February 17 2008

Mrs. Gifty Affenyi-Dadzie, Member of the Council of State on Saturday led thousands of women in a non-denominational prayer and thanksgiving service at the forecourts of the State House.
            

SPORTS :
BOXING RING SEIZED
Sunday, February 17 2008

A key member of the British Boxing Club currently in the country as guests of the Greater Amateur Boxing Association (GAABA) is displeased with the seizure of a boxing ring they brought into the country as a gift to their guests.

(DORMAA AHENKRO)DORMAA :
Hospital receives new equipment
Sunday, February 17 2008

 Dr. Frank D. Koole, a Dutch ophthalmologist, who had associated himself with the Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital in the Brong-Ahafo Region, presented an ophthalmic microscope to the health facility at Dormaa-Ahenkro.

NKORANZA :
Support each other
Sunday, February 17 2008

 The Very Reverend Father Andrew Amankwaa, Chancellor of the Sunyani Catholic Diocese, has urged family heads to organize their members to pool resources for the rehabilitation of sick and needy members.
    

SPORTS :
GAABA not happy with neglect
Sunday, February 17 2008

Mr Gideon Quartey, Chairman of the Greater Accra Amateur Boxing Association (GAABA) has lamented the neglect of the Association’s activities by major stakeholders.
    

(AJUMAKO BESEASE) AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
Community radio service growing
Sunday, February 17 2008

The Executive Director of Radio Peace in Winneba, Mr. David Ghartey Tagoe has observed that, the significance of the community radio concept in Ghana is gradually assuming a positive dimension in the media landscape.
       

NZEMA EAST :
Four feeder roads to be tarred.
Sunday, February 17 2008

Four feeder roads in the Nzema East District are to be tarred this year, under the government policy of tarring a total of fifteen kilometres of road network in each district in the country. 

NKORANZA :
Traditional birth attendants advised.
Sunday, February 17 2008

Mr. Richard Kwasi Hinneh, Nkoranza District Director of Health Services, has advised traditional birth attendants to refer cases beyond their competence early enough to hospitals to prevent maternal and infant mortality.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Malaria claims 96 lives
Monday, February 18 2008
Dr Joe Bonney, Deputy Ashanti Regional Director of Health in-charge of Clinical Services, has indicated that malaria claimed 96 lives in the Region last year.
(OYIBI) DANGME WEST :
Private schools urged to pursue reform programmes
Monday, February 18 2008
Professor Dominic Fobih, Minister of Education, Science and Sports, has urged private tertiary institutions in the country to pursue academic programmes in accordance with the New Education Reform to help address deficiencies in the previous system.
NATIONAL :
Ghana to issue new passports next year- Veep
Monday, February 18 2008
Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama has said that Government was ready to commit resources towards the issuance of new passports in 2009 in conformity with the  directive of the International Civl Aviation Organisation.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Roads to be sealed off to motorists on Tuesday
Monday, February 18 2008
The Police Administration has said due to the official visit of the President of the United States of America, some selected roads within the Accra Metropolis would be sealed off to all vehicular traffic on Tuesday 19th February.
(ADENTA) TMA :
Capitals, not prerequisite for development -Jumah
Monday, February 18 2008
The Deputy Minister of Local Government, Environment and Rural Development, Mr Maxwell Kofi Jumah, has said that the location of administrative capitals at particular places is not a prerequisite for development.
NATIONAL :
Give alms to the poor – Pope tells Catholics
Monday, February 18 2008
Pope Benedict XVI has called on all Catholics to give alms to the poor and help those in need during this period of Lent.
(TWEAPEASE) BIRIM NORTH :
Fire volunteers receive logistics
Monday, February 18 2008
The Ministry of Lands, Forestry and Mines has donated fire fighting logistics worth 1.56 billion old Ghana cedis to fire volunteers at Tweapease in the New Abirem constituency of the Eastern Region.
(MANKESSIM) MFANTSEMAN :
Assembly supports the physically challenged
Monday, February 18 2008
The Mfantseman District  Assembly has set aside two per cent of its share of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund, to build the capacity of the physically challenged and to provide them with working tools, inputs and start-up capital.
    
NATIONAL :
One more Ghanaian on death row
Monday, February 18 2008
Another Ghanaian, known as Kwabena Kankam, awaits death by firing squad any moment from now, after the execution of two of his compatriots on Saturday at the Kofiya Rehabilitation Facility in Benghazi, Libya.
(GOMOA OFASO) GOMOA :
ECG urged to replace burnt transformer
Monday, February 18 2008
Nana Essilfie Ahimako IV, chief of Gomoa Ofaso has appealed to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), to replace a transformer which supplied power to the community, but was brunt three months ago.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Crisis looms over tomatoes importation
Monday, February 18 2008
There could be a looming tomatoes crisis if a threat to ban the importation of tomatoes was effected.
(ACCRA) AMA :
President Bush arrives tomorrow
Monday, February 18 2008
The US President, George W. Bush arrives tomorrow in Ghana at 19:30 GMT to begin a three-day official visit to the country.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Kumasi Children’s Home receive help
Monday, February 18 2008
The Kumasi branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Organization (AMYO), has donated food and other items valued 1,000 Ghana cedis to the Kumasi
Children’s Home in Kumasi.
(KPIKPIRA) GARU-TEMPANE :
Bimobas Celebrate Danjour Festival
Monday, February 18 2008
The Chiefs and people of Kpikpira in the Garu-Tempane District near Bawku have celebrated their Danjour Festival with a pledge to work towards promoting education, general development of the area and peace and unity.
AGONA NKUM :
Isaac Osei recommended as NPP presidential running-mate
Monday, February 18 2008
Madam Efuah Frimpomaah, 2004 National Best Farmer, has added her voice to suggestions to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to choose Mr Isaac Osei, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana COCOBOD, as running-mate of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, NPP presidential candidate.
(NUNGUA) AMA :
Two arrested for terrorizing residents
Monday, February 18 2008
Two suspects, described by the Kpeshie District Police as leaders of a suspected notorious armed gang which had been terrorising and robbing residents of Nungua and its environs have been arrested.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
MTN-CAF Champions League round-up
Monday, February 18 2008
Two former winners, Zamalek of Egypt and Nigeria’s Enyimba got off their campaign in the 12th MTN-CAF Champions League to flying starts courtesy victories over their respective opponents during the preliminary first leg matches played over the weekend.
(ACCRA) NPP :
Decentralization crucial to elections at primaries
Monday, February 18 2008
Nana Ohene Ntow, General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP),has said that decentralization of elections at the primary level in the country ensured extensive participation of the people.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Confederations Cup round-up
Monday, February 18 2008
Zimbabwe’s Highlanders and Green Buffaloes of Zambia launch began their search for continental silverware this season on high note with convincing wins in the first leg matches of the preliminary rounds of the CAF Confederations over the weekend.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
John Mensah made captain of Rennes
Monday, February 18 2008
Ghana deputy captain John Mensah has been made captain of French Ligue One side Rennes.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Maidens pip Zambia
Monday, February 18 2008
The National U-17 women’s team, the Black Maidens booked a place in the first round of the qualifying rounds of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after thrashing their Zambian counterparts 4-0 in the second leg encounter of the preliminary round at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, Accra on Sunday.
(SPORTS- BOXING) LOCAL:
UK boxing team outclass Greater Accra team
Monday, February 18 2008
The Greater Accra Amateur Boxing team had the shock of their lives when they were outclassed by their visiting English counterparts, Haringey Police and Community boxing team in an international tournament on Saturday.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Galatasaray unveil Ahmed Barusso
Monday, February 18 2008
Turkish side Galatasaray have unveiled Ghana international Ahmed Barusso on Friday to their set-up for the rest of the season.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Changes in Ghana coaching staff
Monday, February 18 2008
The Ghana national team is expected to have a new assistant coach by next month with former Black Stars captain Akwasi Appiah to return to the post.
(LASHIBI) TMA :
Avoid child trafficking
Monday, February 18 2008
Dr Marious Haas, the German Ambassador to Ghana, has urged parents to obtain background information of people before allowing their children to stay with them to prevent child trafficking in the country.
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR:
Club expresses concern about Suhum killings
Monday, February 18 2008
A Suhum-based youth club, Leavers’ Club (LECS) has expressed dismay at the manner in which the security agencies, especially the police, were handling the issue of killings that have recently engulfed the area.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Church begins construction of chapel complex
Monday, February 18 2008
The Holy Ghost Revival Centre Assemblies of God Church at South Odorkor in Accra, is building a 2,000-seater chapel complex estimated to cost GH Cedis 635,000.
(AJUMAKO) AJUMAKO-ENYAN-ESSIAM:
Hospital addendance increases in Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District
Monday, February 18 2008
Records from out-patient departments of the nine health facilities in Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District indicate that 39,810 patients visited the facilities in 2007 as against 35,000 in 2006.
(OYIBI) GA EAST:
Valley View University commissions new hall
Monday, February 18 2008
The Minister of Education, Science and Sports, Professor Dominic Fobih, has challenged private tertiary institutions to study details of the new education reform and adapt their academic programmes accordingly.
(ACCRA) AMA:
On-going road projects to ease vehicular traffic in Accra
Monday, February 18 2008
Work is progressing on numerous road rehabilitation projects in the capital, Accra.
(DORMAA AHENKRO) DORMAA:
Dormaa NHIS makes progress
Monday, February 18 2008
Sixty thousand, three hundred and forty four people have so far been registered by the Dormaa Ahenkro Health Insurance Scheme.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Hearts blame GFA, poor officiating
Monday, February 18 2008
Accra Hearts of Oak say poor officiating and negligence on the part of the Ghana Football Association were responsible for their 3-0 loss to FC 105 of Gabon in the first leg of their first round Africa Champions League tie on Sunday.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Zambians accuse Ghana of cheating
Monday, February 18 2008
Zambia has accused Ghana of using over-aged players for their women’s Under-17 World Cup qualifier in Accra on Sunday.
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
W.H.O presents items worth 50,000 GH¢ to Ghana Health Service
Monday, February 18 2008
The World Health Organization has presented items worth fifty thousand dollars to the Ghana Health Service in Accra.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Ministry moves to modernise agriculture
Monday, February 18 2008
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture is set to pursue vigorous modernized agricultural policies to enhance the link between agriculture and industries in the country.
(MANSO NKWANTA) AMANSIE WEST:
HIV/ AIDS cases in Amansie-West District increase
Monday, February 18 2008
The Amansie-West District of Ashanti recorded 54 cases of HIV/AIDS in 2007 as against 13 in 2006.
(DORMAA AHENKRO) DORMAA:
Hospital appeals for public confidence
Monday, February 18 2008
Management of the Presbyterian Hospital at Dormaa Ahenkro has appealed to the people to engage in dispassionate discussions and comments aimed at boosting public confidence in the health facility instead of exaggerating alleged staff non-performance.
    
(NKORANZA) NDA:
Hospitality operators to promote use of condoms
Monday, February 18 2008
Mrs. Fati Saaka, Nkoranza district HIV/AIDS focal person, has urged drinking bar operators, hoteliers and guest house managers to collaborate in the campaign against the spread of HIV/AIDS by promoting the use of condoms.
(MANSO-NKWANTA) AMANSIE WEST:
UN project supports needy pupils
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The United Nations Millennium Village Project located at Bonsaaso in the Amansie West District of Ashanti has awarded scholarships to 30 needy basic school pupils in the district at a ceremony at Manso-Nkwanta.
BAWKU :
Bawku curfew renewed
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The Minister of the Interior, Mr Kwabena Bartels on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council on Monday has renewed the curfew, which was imposed on the Bawku Municipality for another week with effect from February 18, this year.
(AYIREBI) BIRIM NORTH:
Cop kills one, wounds four
Tuesday, February 19 2008
One person was shot dead, while four others were seriously wounded, when a policeman allegedly opened fire after a peaceful demonstration at Akyem-Ayirebi in the Eastern Region.
(KANESHIE HIGHWAY) AMA :
Nine-month baby found dead
Tuesday, February 19 2008
A baby boy of about nine months has been found dead in an alley between two storey buildings at First Light on the Mallam-Kaneshie Highway.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Stop support for galamsey operators
Tuesday, February 19 2008
A group of participants at the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in Accra have called on politicians to refrain from giving tacit support to “galamsey” (artisanal) miners.
(ASYLUM DOWN) AMA :
Fate of 520 mental patients at stake
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The Accra Psychiatric Hospital is to petition the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to compel the Ghana Police Service and the judiciary to reclaim hundreds of mental patients sent there by the two bodies.
(AIRPORT) AMA :
Bush touches down today
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Ghana’s President, John Agyekum Kufuor will this evening welcome onto the shores of Ghana, George Walker Bush, the President of the United States of America (USA).
(ACCRA) AMA :
Coalition calls for immediate passage of Bill
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The Coalition on the Right to Information (RTI), Ghana has called on President John Agyekum Kufuor to make good his promise on the passage of the RTI Bill into law.
(ACCRA) NDC :
I am ready for the task ahead - Mills
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has assured Ghanaians that he is more than ready for the task ahead and will wage “an above board campaign” for December’s election.
ODODODIODIOO:
Break tradition of changing MPs every term
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The electorates in the Odododiodioo constituency in the Greater Accra region have been urged to break the “unhealthy tradition of changing MPs every term”, Mr Amos Nii Okai Torto, an opinion leader in the community has said.
(MOTORWAY) TMA :
Danger on the motorway
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The Accra-Tema Motorway built some four decades ago by the first President, Osaagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to facilitate the smooth movement of goods and services from the habour city is gradually losing its state as a motorway.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Barusso is battle ready for the Turkish league
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The Ghanaian football player Ahmed Barusso was hired from the Italian giants; AS Rome till the end of the season was introduced weekend with a press conference at Istanbul.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Queens set for World Cup qualifiers
Tuesday, February 19 2008
With the start of another qualifying campaign, Ghana’s senior women’s team, the Black Queens would catch all the attention as the Africa Women Championship qualification campaign begins this weekend.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
"Essien was the best" - Le Roy
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Ghana coach Claude Le Roy launched a scathing attack on the Confederation of African Football (Caf)’s choices for the best players during the just-ended MTN African Cup of Nations.
SABOBA CHEREPONI :
Assistance to disaster victims must focus on reconstruction
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Mr Mustapha Sanah, Executive Director of Northern Ghana Aid (NOGAID) a Tamale-based International NGO has called on other NGOs and donors to collaborate to address problems of relief items to disaster victims and reconstruction of their homes.
 
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Agogo pledges to stay in the forest
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Ghana striker Junior Agogo has pledged that his sole aim is to help his English second division side Nottingham Forest to promotion.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Women can bail suspects - ASP Quaye
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Winneba District Police Commander Assistant Superintendent of Police Jordan Quaye has appealed to women in the district prepared to satisfy legal terms governing sureties to come forward to bail suspects.
(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN :
Exchange programme for Ghana-UK students
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, has encouraged heads of schools to encourage students to participate cross-cultural exchange programme.
SEKYEDUMASE (EJURA) :
DCE addresses seven communities
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Dr Joshua Ayarkwa, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Ejura-Sekyedumase, has called on the people of the area to vote massively for the Party in the forthcoming elections in appreciation to government’s development efforts.
(TAKORADI) SAEMA :
NGO donates to some institutions
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The management of Hope Centre and Mercy Ministries International, a US-based NGO in collaboration with Breakthrough Family Ministries International Church, has donated 200 wheel chairs, 16 computers and educational materials to selected schools and health institutions in the Western Region.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Eto’o fined for anti-Real songs
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o has been fined US$17,000 by the Spanish federation for singing anti-Real Madrid songs.
BAWKU :
Peace talks begins in Bawku
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Representatives of the Kusasis and Mamprusis of Bawku Municipality on Tuesday agreed to reconcile their people and convince them to foster peace that would bring normalcy back to Bawku.
YENDI :
MP inspects development projects
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Alhaji Malik Alhassan Yakubu, Member of Parliament for Yendi has toured the constituency to inspect some completed and on-going development projects.
AMA:
Lifestock banned from highways.
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Owners of cattle and other livestock have been advised to keep them in their kraals so as to prevent them from straying on highways.
(COURTS) ASSIN FOSO :
Farmer bites colleaques ear.
Tuesday, February 19 2008
An Assin Fosu District Magistrate’s court  fined Kwame Nkrumah a farmer from Assin Endwa GH¢200 for biting off the right ear of Mr Kwaku Boamah also a farmer.
    
(COURTS) ASSIN FOSO :
Farmer fined for fraud.
Tuesday, February 19 2008
An Assin Foso District Magistrate’s court  fined Kojo Poku a farmer from Assin Foso GH¢40 for fraudulently collecting monies from market women, traders and seamstresses under the pretext of securing them loans.
    
GARU TEMPANE :
New school for Meliga.
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Mr. Eugene Zongo-Naah Domah, Director of Education for Garu-Tempane District in the Upper East Region,  appealed to stakeholders in education to intensify efforts in complementing government initiatives towards the development of education.
CAPE COAST :
Wesley Girls tops southern zone
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Wesley Girls Senior High School, Cape Coast, won the 51st Independence Anniversary celebration inter-schools debate for the southern zone with 34.7 points out of 50 points.
(MPRAESO) KWAHU SOUTH :
Farmers demonstrate against herdsmen.
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Over 150 peasant farmers, chiefs, assembly members and unit committee members from three electoral areas in Kwahu South District on Tuesday went on a two-hour peaceful demonstration at Mpraeso against the destructive and inhuman activities of Fulani herdsmen at Mpraeso.
    
(COURTS) SAEMA :
Trial of 13 year old murder case to begin
Tuesday, February 19 2008
A Sekondi High Court presided over by Justice Clemence J. Honyenugah has dismissed an application for bail filed by Mr Stephen H. Ocran, counsel for four persons accused in the alleged murder of Nana Amua Gyabu, XIV, Apowahene at Apowa in September 1995.
HO :
Region to lead in exotic vegetable exports
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Mr Hope Tata Amrado, the Volta Region Zonal Officer of the Export Promotion Council, said the region would become Ghana’s leading producer of exotic vegetables for exports in the next five years.
 
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Lachman in town to mend broken Hearts
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Israeli coach Eyal Lachman has arrived in Accra to take charge of struggling defending Ghana Premier League champions, Accra Hearts of Oak.
(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Discard hostile attitude - Nurses advised
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Health workers, especially nurses have been urged to create congenial atmosphere to enable patients feel at home to promote good health.
(CHUCHULIGA) BUILSA:
Community Vocational School for Chuchuliga
Tuesday, February 19 2008
A community vocational school has been inaugurated at Chuchuliga to train young people in various vocational skills.
NATIONAL:
Flights to Kotoka International Airport rescheduled
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Flight schedules at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra would not follow the normal pattern on Tuesday, February 19, because of President George Bush’s arrival in the evening.
(GOMOA NYANYANO) GOMOA:
MP expresses concern about mushrooming of schools
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The Member of Parliament for Gomoa East, Mr. Richard Sam Quarm, on Monday expressed concern about mushrooming of private schools in the country.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Jones Gets Meteors Job
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Ex-Black Stars Coach, Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, has been lured back to national duty five years after the same appointing authority, the Ghana Football Association, threw him out of the senior national team.
(ADAKLU-WAYA) ADAKLU ANYIGBE:
Fulani herdsmen in Adaklu-Waya given 30 days to vacate
Tuesday, February 19 2008
Fulani herdsmen in the Adaklu-Waya area have been given 30 days to leave.
NATIONAL:
NYEP to be reviewed - Minister
Tuesday, February 19 2008
All aspects of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), including conversion of allowances into salaries and
career progression is to be reviewed.
(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Driver remanded in prison custody for reckless driving
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The Juaso Circuit Court has remanded Mohammed Issaka, 37, a driver into prison custody for reckless driving.
    
(ACCRA) AMA:
Congestion at Asylum causing problems
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The Accra Psychiatric Hospital is to petition the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to compel the Ghana Police Service and the judiciary to reclaim hundreds of mental patients sent there by the two bodies.
NATIONAL:
President Bush touches down finally
Tuesday, February 19 2008
The American President, George Walker Bush has arrived in Ghana
for a three-day official visit as he touches down at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) at 19:15 on Tuesday.
(MANHYIA) KMA :
Asanteman Council summons Minister
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The Asanteman Traditional Council has decided to invite the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLRD), Kwadzo Adjei Darko, to brief the house on the processes and procedures used in the creation of new districts and siting of district capitals.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Workshop for disabled opens
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Reverend Lawrence Lamina, Director of Handivangelism Africa, has called on Ghanaians to support disabled persons to enable them to develop their potentials.
NATIONAL :
Employment policy soon
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The Minister of Manpower , Youth and Employment Nana Akomea,  yesterday told Parliament that by July the nation will have a national employment policy but it will be after a stakeholders’ validation conference on a date yet to be fixed.
NATIONAL :
Kufuor calls for revolution in education sector
Wednesday, February 20 2008
For Ghana to meet the demands of the world, and move with the speed of the changing world, President John Agyekum Kufuor has stressed the need for a highly differentiated and diverse higher education system.
(AIRPORT) AMA :
Bush’s visit as captured by the media
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The much publicized state visit of the US President George W. Bush to Ghana for a 3-day official visit is finally here and this is how the various media captured this historic 43rd US president’s visit.
KETA :
Strategy to reduce poverty in Volta underway
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The Volta Foundation, a non-governmental organization, (NGO), championing the development of the Volta Region, has drawn up a
number of development programmes, which would be executed this year, to address some of the development needs of the region.
(AIRPORT) AMA :
Crowd prevented from catching a glimpse
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Anxious crowd that were gathered at the Kotoka International Airport to catch a glimpse of the visiting US president George W. Bush were disappointed as the security personnel detailed to the area virtually prevented the crowd from seeing the visiting president.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
NSC cannot manage stadia - Sportnet boss
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The debate as to whether the National Sports Council (NSC) should be given the nod to manage the refurbished Ohene Djan and Baba Yara Stadiums in Accra and Kumasi respectively, as well as he newly constructed ones at Sekondi and Tamale rages on.
(SPORTS- GENERAL) LOCAL:
"Spoon feeding era over"- Aryeh
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Charles Aryeh, Deputy Chief Executive of National Sports Council (NSC) says the era of spoon feeding associations is over.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Premier League Resumes
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The Onetouch premier League bounces back this weekend after a break for the three-week biennial soccer fiesta hosted by Ghana; the 26th Africa Cup of Nations.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) UEFA:
Champions League round-up
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Late goals from Steven Gerrard and Dirk Kuyt helped Liverpool see off 10-man Internazionale at Anfield, while Chelsea drew with Olympiakos in Greece.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Liberty Professionals to expand
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Ghana’s most successful football talent factory Liberty Professionals are planning to expand to other parts of Africa after establishing a branch in Togo.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Salou in Romania
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Ghanaian striker Ibrahim Salou’s move to Romanian side Rapid Bucharest his likely to be halted by his wife’s decision.
(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Aflao residents buy water from Togo
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Albert Kwasi Zigah, Member of Parliament for Ketu South, yesterday
told the house that the people of Hihokope and Duta, both within the Aflao Urban council, had to cross the border to the Republic of Togo to buy water at 600 francs per bucket.
(CASTLE) AMA :
Ghana rolls out red carpet for Bush
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Ghana today rolled out the red carpet for President George W. Bush when she gave the US leader a formal welcome at the Castle, Osu.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Paha counting on improved Queens
Thursday, February 21 2008
Black Queens trainer, Isaac Paha is counting on his improved team to defeat Ivory Coast when they cross swords in an African Women Championship (AWC) qualifier in Abidjan on Saturday.
(COURTS) BIRIM SOUTH :
Policeman remanded for murder
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Lance Corporal Johnson Dzikunu, the policeman who allegedly shot one person dead and seriously wounded four others at Akyem Ayirebi in the Eastern Region, has been remanded in police custody by the Akyem Swedru Circuit Court.
(TARKWA) WASSA WEST:
Public/Police forum held.
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) in collaboration with Ghana Police Service and the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has held a day’s Police/Public forum to give the public an opportunity to speak on violations of their human rights at Tarkwa.

(BREMAN ASIKUMA) ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA :
3 storey guest house to accommodate medical students..
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Dr. Luiz Gohungo Amoussou, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Director of Health Services, tasked health workers in the country to work harder to ensure quality health delivery.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Support prison inmates
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Reverend Adamah Okai, Chaplain-General of Ghana Prisons Service, has appealed to the public to patronize products made by prison inmates to help support the reformatory process of the service.
NATIONAL :
GT still for sale.
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The Ministry of Communications has denied media reports that government has suspended the sale of Ghana Telecom.
(ADAWSO) KWAHU SOUTH :
Chiefs and people worried about Fulani herdsmen.
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The chiefs and people of Adawso in Kwahu South District on Wednesday expressed concern about inhuman activities of Fulani herdsmen in the area and appealed to the Eastern Regional Security Council to come to their aid.
(COURT) KMA :
Three robbers jailed.
Wednesday, February 20 2008
A Kumasi Circuit Court convicted three Nigerian armed robbers who were serving a 25-year jail term each to additional ten years’ imprisonment in hard labour for escaping from prison custody.
NATIONAL :
BOG and re denomination wins awards.
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The Bank of Ghana and the Ghana Cedi Re-denomination websites have jointly won the 2007 World Summit Awards Special Mention from the continent of Africa for the best in e-content and creativity in the e-Government category.
(MINES) OBUASI :
Mines faces imminent closure.
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The nation’s premier gold mining concession, the Obuasi Gold Mine, owned by Anglogold Ashanti, is faced with an imminent closure if immediate steps are not taken to control the activities of about 15,000 illegal miners, popularly known as galamsey operators.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Vogts’ Nigeria reign over
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Nigeria coach Berti Vogts has left his job, in the wake of a hugely disappointing Nations Cup campaign.
(KUMASI) KMA:
Youth urged to be involved in socio-economic development
Wednesday, February 20 2008
A Member of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Kwame Opoku Afriye has stressed the need for the youth to be trained to acquire skills and expertise to enable them contribute meaningfully to political and socio-economic development of the country.
(DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN) UPPER DENKYIRA:
Students to sign performance contract with assembly
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Students who are to benefit from the Upper Denkyira District
Assembly’s Scholarship Scheme, will now be made to sign a
performance contract.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) UEFA:
Marseille name Dede for Uefa Cup
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Ghana youngster Andre ’Dede’ Ayew has walked straight back to the first team of French giants Marseille after his return from the African Cup of Nations.
(OTROPA) NEW JUABENG:
Farmer killed in hunting expedition
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Klutse Dunyo, a 48-year-old farmer, was on Tuesday shot dead by a colleague hunter during a hunting expedition at Otropa near Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
    
(ASHANTI NEWTOWN) KMA:
Policeman in shooting incident granted bail
Wednesday, February 20 2008
A district court at Ashanti Newtown in Kumasi, on Monday granted a 5000 Ghana cedis bail to Police Corpral Osei Kwame, who accidentally shot and killed a national service person at the Zongo police station in Kumasi.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Court jails student for possessing cocaine
Wednesday, February 20 2008
A student who accused security personnel of changing “diamonds”, which he had swallowed, with cocaine was on Wednesday found guilty for possessing 36 pellets of cocaine and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment by a Greater Accra Regional Tribunal.
    
(MANSO-NKWANTA) AMANSIE WEST:
Amansie West excels in BECE
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The Amansie West District placed 7th in the 2007 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results league table prepared by the Ghana Education Service.
NATIONAL:
Ghana to tap Canada’s expertise in oil development
Wednesday, February 20 2008
Government is to tap Canada’s experience in oil exploration to explore and develop Ghana’s oil discovery at Cape Three Point
in the Western Region, Mr. Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu Finance and Economic Planning Minister on Tuesday said.
YENDI:
UNDP supports agriculture in Yendi with over GH¢ 7,000
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has provided GH¢ 7,921 to the Yendi Peace Council (YPC), a social group, to assist unemployed youth in the Yendi Municipality to go into agriculture.
(TEMA) TMA:
Tema Municipality places ninth in National BECE ranking
Wednesday, February 20 2008
The Tema municipality placed ninth in the national ranking of the Basic Education Certificate Examinations in 2007.
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Police investigate mystery deaths
Thursday, February 21 2008
The Suhum police are investigating the circumstances leading to the deaths of five persons in the town within a period of six months, starting from July last year.
(BUNDASE) DANGME WEST :
Herdsman loses arm in explosion
Thursday, February 21 2008
The Prampram District Police are investigating circumstances that led to the explosion of ammunition at the Bundase Military Training area in the Dangme West District, leading to a 21-year-old herdsman losing one of his arms.
(ACCRA) AMA :
First ladies commission library
Thursday, February 21 2008
Mrs. Laura Bush and Mrs. Theresa Kufuor have commissioned a library at the Mallam District Assembly Primary School as part of an agenda to help instill the habit of reading in the children.
(ACCRA) AMA :
No US Military Base in Ghana
Thursday, February 21 2008
The United States President, George W. Bush has denied speculations that the US government is seeking to establish a military base in Africa.
TAMALE :
N/R Police offers GH¢2,000 for information on killers of cop
Thursday, February 21 2008
The Northern Regional Police Administration has offered GH¢2,000 to anyone who would volunteer information leading to the person or persons responsible for the death of GL/Cpl Frank Mensah Kpeglo.
(STATE HOUSE) AMA :
Mallam-Tetteh Quarshie Road after the US Prez
Thursday, February 21 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has conveyed Africa’s appreciation to US President George Walker Bush for his many kind gestures towards the continent and named one of the strategic roads in Accra after him.
(COURT) AMA :
CJA back to court
Thursday, February 21 2008
The Committee for Joint Action (CJA) has gone back to court, after losing the initial bid to prohibit the Attorney-General and three television stations from the use of video footage of the committee’s demonstrations.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
New petroleum product introduced in Koforidua
Thursday, February 21 2008
Super Plus Ron 96, a high quality performance fuel that enables motorists to cover more distance than premium petrol, gas or gas oil, has been introduced in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Kumasi records 980 defilement cases
Thursday, February 21 2008
As many as 980 defilement cases, involving 920 victims, some of them young boys, were, recorded within the Kumasi Metropolis and its environs between 2006 and 2007.
CAPE COAST :
GH¢25,000 worth of books donated to institution
Thursday, February 21 2008
The Mfantseman Area Development Programme (ADP) of the World Vision, Ghana (WVG), a Christian relief organisation has donated books valued at GH¢25,000 to some institutions in the Central Region.
HO :
Teachers’ disappointed by government failure to improve pay.
Thursday, February 21 2008
The Volta Regional branch of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has expressed its disappointment over government’s inability to improve teachers pay, despite promises made.
(AIRPORT) AMA :
President Bush leaves for Liberia
Thursday, February 21 2008
US President George Bush left Accra this morning for Liberia after a three-day visit to Ghana as part of an African tour that has also taken him to Benin, Tanzania and Rwanda.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Nigeria 2009 officials confers with Ghana 2008 LOC
Thursday, February 21 2008
A thirteen-member delegation of the Local Organising Committee of the Nigeria 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup has lauded the LOC of the 26th MTN Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana 2008 for organizing a successful tournament.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Sellas Tetteh denies Namibia offer
Thursday, February 21 2008
Former Ghana national team assistant coach Sellas ’’Borbor’’ Tetteh has poured cold water on reports linking him to the Namibia job.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Clubs asked to pay for CAN training pitches
Thursday, February 21 2008
Ghanaian clubs seeking to use pitches constructed as training turfs for the just ended Africa Cup of Nations will have to be preapared to pay for the facilities.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Tunisian clubs petition Ghana FA
Thursday, February 21 2008
Two Tunisian football teams,Etoile Sportive du Sahel and CS Sfaxien, are asking the Ghana Football Association to intervene the conduct of two players,Sadick Adams and Ahmed Toure.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Champions League Round-Up
Thursday, February 21 2008
Barcelona came from behind to beat Celtic 3-2 in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League tie, Arsenal were frustrated by Milan, and Carlos Tevez rescued a late 1-1 draw for Manchester United against Lyon.
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN:
Water level for today
Thursday, February 21 2008
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Volta River Authority (VRA) on Thursday, February 21, 2008.
(COURT) AMA:
Wereko Brobby not entitled to any reliefs- VRA.
Thursday, February 21 2008
A Principal Administrative Officer of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr Joseph Nii Togbor Annan, yesterday told the Accra Fast Track High Court that former Chief Executive Officer, Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby, was not entitled to any reliefs because he vacated his post.
ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA :
93 service personnel sent to district
Thursday, February 21 2008
National service personnel have been urged to lead lives worthy of emulation by the people in the communities in which they would be serving and to work hard to enhance national development.
NATIONAL :
Ghanaians executed in Libya.
Thursday, February 21 2008
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD, Mr Akwasi Osei-Adjei, on Tuesday confirmed the execution of four Ghanaians in Libya.
(HO) HMA:
NDC, only mass party in Ghana-Ampofo
Thursday, February 21 2008
Mr. Samuel Ampofo, National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has observed that his party was by all standards the biggest mass political party in the country today.
ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
Ten members want dce out.
Thursday, February 21 2008
Ten members of the Atwima Nwabigya District Assembly in the Ashanti Region want the District Chief Executive, Ofori Donkor removed from office.
(TRADE FAIR) AMA:
US president to try Ghanas’ chocolate in 23 days.
Thursday, February 21 2008
US President George Bush on Wednesday declined an offer for a bar of Golden Tree Chocolates at an exhibition of Ghanaian products targeted at the North American market.
(WA) WMA:
Three new District/Municipal Chief Executives take office
Thursday, February 21 2008
Three new District Chief Executives who were nominated by the President in December last year and recently endorsed by their respective district assemblies in the Upper West Region have been sworn in at Wa by Mr. George Hikah Benson, the Regional Minster.
    
NATIONAL:
House accepts report on Ken-wuud Nuworsu
Thursday, February 21 2008
Parliament on Thursday adopted the report of the Appointments Committee, which has recommended the approval of Mr. Ken-Wuud Nuworsu as Deputy Minister of Manpower, Youth and Employment.
(BANTAMA) KMA:
Hospital to start emergency nursing training school
Thursday, February 21 2008
Plans are advanced for the opening of an emergency nursing training school at the newly constructed Accident and Emergency Centre of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
 
(ACCRA) AMA:
Education fair opens
Thursday, February 21 2008
Professor Dominic Fobih, Minister of Education, Science and Sports, on Thursday said government’s aim of embarking on various interventions in the educational sector was to help refocus and redirect the system to remove all obstacles to the acquisition of quality education.
(MANHYIA) KMA:
Otumfuo advises media practitioners
Thursday, February 21 2008
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, on Wednesday charged media practitioners to carry out their duties responsibly towards national development.
(WA) WMA:
Polytechnic authorities express worry about female admission
Thursday, February 21 2008
Professor Sampson K. Agodzo, Rector of the Wa Polytechnic, has called for a purposeful and progressive pursuance of gender sensitive recruitment of staff and admission of students into polytechnics.
NATIONAL:
350 million dollars committed to fight diseases
Thursday, February 21 2008
US President George Walker Bush on Wednesday announced a 350-million-dollar fund over five years to fight glaucoma and other neglected tropical diseases in Africa.
    
(HO) HMA:
Fire Service outdoors “Fire Ball” to fight fires
Thursday, February 21 2008
The "ELIDE Fire Extinguishing Ball" has become the newest and easiest dimension and cost effective way to fire fighting at homes, schools, workplaces, fuel stations, hotels and garages in the country.
(TAMALE) TAMA:
Northern Region faces shortage of health professionals
Thursday, February 21 2008
The Northern Regional Directorate of Health Services is faced with the shortage of critical staff such as doctors, professional nurses, pharmacist, midwives and laboratory technicians.
(BERASI) KOMENDA- EDINA-EGUAFO-ABREM:
Fifty old women benefit from assembly’s new pension scheme
Thursday, February 21 2008
A total of 50 needy old women, aged between 70 and 80 years, from Berasi in the Komenda Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) district on Thursday began receiving GH ¢11.00 each per month.
YENDI:
Headmaster commends assembly
Friday, February 22 2008
Mr Cockra Huseni Abdul-Baba, Headmaster of Dagbon State Senior High Technical School, has commended the Yendi Municipal Assembly for providing the school with hostel facilities, teachers’ quarters and classroom blocks.
NATIONAL:
Deputy Governor upbeat about economy
Friday, February 22 2008
A ratings downgrade by Fitch two weeks ago only served as a "warning" to Ghana to rein in its fiscal deficit, but growth and spending are on target for 2008, Deputy Central Bank Governor Mahamadu Bawumia said in an interview.
NATIONAL:
Cuba to import cocoa from Ghana
Friday, February 22 2008
Cuba has expressed interest to step up  importation of cocoa from Ghana to supplement the local production of the cash crop to boost chocolate production.
(ACCRA) AMA:
HIV Prevalence declines
Friday, February 22 2008
Ghana’s HIV prevalence for 2007 has decline from 2.22 per cent in 2006 to 1.9 percent this year, indicating a stabilizing condition, Dr Nii Akwei Addo Programme Manager of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) said.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Abedi Pele denies political interest
Friday, February 22 2008
Ghana football legend Abedi Pele has denied that he intends to stand for election as a parliamentarian in December.
TALENSI-NABDAM:
Assembly cleared to recruit more Staff
Friday, February 22 2008
The Government has given the go ahead to the Talensi-Nabdam District Assembly in the Upper East Region, to employ more people to augment the staff situation of the Assembly.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Hearts of Oak complete Lachman deal
Friday, February 22 2008
Ghanaian league side,Accra Hearts of Oak have tied their new coach,Eyal Lachman, to a one-and-half year deal.
NATIONAL:
20 Ghanaian medical students get scholarship
Friday, February 22 2008
Gripped by the spirit of South-South Co-operation, the Communist authorities in Cuba has offered 20 scholarship slots to Ghanaian medical students who want to study in medical schools in the coastal country.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Annan to leave club in summer
Friday, February 22 2008
Norwegian side IK Start have admitted that Ghanaian midfielder Anthony Annan will leave the club in summer.
(ELECTORAL COMMISSION) AMA:
No ROPAL now
Friday, February 22 2008
The Representation of the People (Amendment) Law (ROPAL) which will enable Ghanaians living-abroad to vote in their respective countries of abode will not apply to this year’s general election on December 7.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
DOL league kick-off suspended
Friday, February 22 2008
The kick off date for the national division one league has been put off indefinitely by the Division League Board.
BONGO:
Ban on dehumanising widowhood rites
Friday, February 22 2008
The Paramount Chief of of the Bongo Traditional Area in the Upper East Region, Naba Baba Salifu Aleemeyaarum, has banned a widowhood right human rights activists condemn as dehumanising.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Queens arrive for AWC qualifier
Friday, February 22 2008
Senior women’s team coach, Isaac Paha has drafted in two players from the Under-19 side as Ghana depart Accra for the first leg qualifying tie of the Africa Women Championship in Ivory Coast.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Clear issues on national elections with the EC first
Friday, February 22 2008
The Eastern Regional Electoral Officer, Mr Paul Boateng, has called on political parties to clear any misunderstanding of any issue concerning the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections with officials of the Electoral Commission(EC) before going to the press.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
GT Onetouch Premiership preview
Friday, February 22 2008
The Onetouch Premiership bounces back from recess after a four week break due to the Ghana 2008 tournament which ended some two Sundays ago.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Criminals step up game at Ablekuma
Friday, February 22 2008
Traders at the Sabon Zongo Freedom Market in the Ablekuma Sub-Metro District has expressed concern about invasion of the market by criminals at night and appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to provide fence walls and adequate security to curb the stealing that has become rampant.
(ACCRA) AMA:
We will reject 10 per cent salary increase - NAGRAT
Friday, February 22 2008
The Greater Accra Regional Branch of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) on Thursday appealed to government to implement the proposed Universal Salary Structure as soon as possible since life was unbearable for majority of public workers.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana to lure Manchester United prospect
Friday, February 22 2008
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has mounted an intense campaign to lure Manchester United’s teenage prodigy Danny Welbeck to join the national team.
NATIONAL :
Government is still learning- President Kufuor
Friday, February 22 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has assured Ghanaians that his government was committed to learning from international best practices in the distribution and utilization of oil wealth to ensure that the discovery of oil in Ghana did not become a curse.
(COURT) KETU :
Businessman swindles hotel.
Friday, February 22 2008
Ahmed Sheriff 38, who allegedly sneaked out of a hotel at Dzodze with his family after a long stay, was granted 10,000 Ghana Cedis bail by an Aflao Circuit court .
(AKYEM AYIREBI) AKYEMMANSA :
Policemen are there for us.
Friday, February 22 2008
Mr. Ofosu Asamoah, Deputy Eastern Regional Minister has appealed to the civilian population to regard the police as friends and not enemies.
(COURTS) BIRIM SOUTH :
Woman poisons husband
Friday, February 22 2008
The Akyem Oda District Magistrate Court  remanded Ama Serwaa, 31, in police custody to reappear on March 27 for allegedly poisoning her husband.
    
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Woman charged for death of baby
Friday, February 22 2008
Mercy Teiko, a 21-year-old mother, is helping the police in investigations into the drowning of her four-month old baby girl in a gutter in Winneba last Monday.
(ASOKWA) KMA:
CEPS destroys contraband.
Friday, February 22 2008
The Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) in Kumasi, on Thursday destroyed over 1,189 cartons of contraband “bond” confiscated cigarettes.
(ADAKLU KODZOBI) ADAKLU ANYIGBE :
Chief speaks against condom distribution
Friday, February 22 2008
Togbe Dzegblade IV, chief of Adaklu Kodzobi in the Adaklu Anyigbe District of the Volta Region, condemned the distribution of condoms to the youth, especially students at HIV/AIDS forums and workshops.
(NKWANTA KESSE) AFIGYA SEKYERE :
Farmers take over land.
Friday, February 22 2008
A group of farmers at Nkwanta Kesse near Offinso, in the Afigya Sekyere District have made an appeal to the government to ensure that the appropriate crop and land compensation were paid to them by the Ghana Water Company (GWC).
(EJISU) EJISU JUABEN :
Peace will improve development
Friday, February 22 2008
Lack of unity among the people of Ejisu in the Ejisu Juaben District of Ashanti has been identified as the cause of the low level of development in the town.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Complete the "Unfinished Agenda"- Tsikata
Friday, February 22 2008
Mr. Tsatsu Tsikata, former Chief Executive of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) on Thursday called on members of the Conventions Peoples Party (CPP) to help complete the "unfinished agenda" of Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
NATIONAL:
Ghana to realise oil dream next year
Friday, February 22 2008
The Chief Executive Officer of Kosmos Energy, Mr. James C. Musselman, has announced that Ghana will begin drawing significant quantities of crude oil from the fields off Cape Three Points next year.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Workshop to equip healthcare practitioners opens
Friday, February 22 2008
A workshop aimed at equipping professional health care practitioners and councellors with current guidelines and study materials on the management of HIV/AIDS has been opened in Accra.
(TEMA) TMA:
Tema DVLA to get new offices
Friday, February 22 2008
A government-funded project has taken off in Tema to expand the facilities of the Regional Licensing Office of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing  Authority to enable it to cope with the increasing number of applicants and increase the revenue base of the authority.
(BOLGATANGA) BMA:
Traditional authorities to place moratorium on funerals
Friday, February 22 2008
Traditional authorities in the three Northern Regions have been called upon to place a moratorium on funeral performances to avert the outbreak of Cerebral Spinal Meningitis in the area.
    
(TEMA) TMA:
Parliament asked to ban importation of second hand goods
Friday, February 22 2008
Parliament has been called upon by management of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) to formulate a law that would ban the importation of second-hands goods into the country.
(NKROFUL) NZEMA EAST :
Structures acquired for take off of newly created district
Saturday, February 23 2008
All is set for the smooth inauguration of the Ellembelle District at Nkroful on February 29, the Nzema East District Chief Executive, Mr. Joshua Kwadja Elima, has said.
(AWUTU) AWUTU-EFFUTU-SENYA:
Court orders fraudster to refund money
Friday, February 22 2008
Mr. Kofi Ahiabor, Presiding over a District Magistrate’s court at Awutu in the Central region, on Thursday, ordered Francis Kumi, an auto-mechanic, to refund GH¢ 500 he collected from one Madam Efua Akyeaa.
(NSUTA) SEKYERE CENTRAL:
Chiefs confer with assembly members
Friday, February 22 2008
The three paramount chiefs in the newly created Sekyere Central District on Thursday held a meeting with the assembly members from the area to discuss the challenges likely to confront the new assembly and fashion out strategies that will ensure the smooth take-off of the district.
 
(MUMFORD) GOMOA :
Boy found dead with the body and head separated
Saturday, February 23 2008
Fear has gripped the people of Manford in the Central Region following the discovery of the headless body of 11-year-old Joseph Anida.
(APAM) GOMOA :
Collapsing building kills boy five
Saturday, February 23 2008
Mogtah Sule, 5, died on arrival at the Apam Catholic Hospital following injuries he received when a mud building collapsed on him.
(ATABOURSO) TECHIMAN :
2,400 teak trees cultivated
Saturday, February 23 2008
A total of 2,400 acres of teak plantation has been cultivated in the Asubinma Forest Reserve that spans Techiman Municipality and Nkoranza District in Brong-Ahafo Region and Offinso in the  Ashanti Region.
CAPE COAST :
Cape Coast Library under siege
Saturday, February 23 2008
Mr. Frank Ampiaw, the Deputy Central Regional Librarian, has appealed to the Cape Coast Municipal Assembly and other bodies to help prevent the Cape Coast Regional Library from collapse.
 
(SEKONDI) SAEMA :
Farmers told not to dry rice by roadside
Saturday, February 23 2008
A two-day workshop on 2008 agriculture action plan for the Shama-Ahanta East Metropolis has been held at Sekondi that was attended by 46 participants.
  
(ATESIKROM) DORMAA :
NADMO aids of fire victims
Saturday, February 23 2008
The Dormaa District office of the National Disaster Management Organisation has presented relief items worth GH¢3,000 to Atesikrom, near Dormaa-Ahenkro where a fire outbreak rendered 140 people homeless.
(SEKONDI-TAKORADI) SAEMA :
Mechanics to re-locate
Saturday, February 23 2008
The Shama-Ahanta East Metropolitan Assembly’s programme to relocate wayside vehicle mechanics and some gas filling stations in the metropolis is to decongest Sekondi-Takoradi as well as ensure the safety of life and property.
(KENYASI) ASUTIFI :
Newmont spends $1.5 million on social responsibilities
Saturday, February 23 2008
Newmont Ghana Gold Limited spent 1.5 million dollars on social responsibilities in communities in its operation areas during the first year of its production.
(MPRAESO) KWAHU SOUTH :
Librarians schooled
Saturday, February 23 2008
A three-day national workshop for the 10 Regional Librarians and other national officers of the Ghana Library Board has ended at Mpraeso in the Kwahu South District.
NATIONAL :
Local Government Ministry set to tackle sanitation issues
Saturday, February 23 2008
The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment is currently collecting data on measures being taken to address sanitation issues that would serve as a baseline to access responses in tackling sanitation.
(KWADASO-HWIMASE) KMA :
Father of two hangs himself
Saturday, February 23 2008
A 35-year-old husband and a father of two was in the morning of Friday, February 22, 2008 found hanging on a tree at Kwadaso-Hwimase, a suburb of Kumasi.
(TARKWA) WASSA WEST :
School gets new board.
Sunday, February 24 2008

Mrs Rebecca Efiba Dadzie, Western Regional Director of Education, has advised governing boards of second cycle institutions to use regular visit to the schools to find solutions to challenges facing the authorities.
    

(AMANASE) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Refund poverty alleviation fund loans
Sunday, February 24 2008

Mr Freeman Madzi, Executive Director of Abibiman Sankofa Cultural Movement (ASCUM), has appealed to members who benefited from the Poverty Alleviation Fund and defaulted to refund them.
    

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM SOUTH :
Pursue producing quality cocoa beans
Sunday, February 24 2008

Cocoa farmers in the Akim Oda Cocoa District of the Eastern Region, have been advised to ensure proper fermentation of the beans, before they are dried.  

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM SOUTH :
Cocoa farmers appeal to COCOBOD
Sunday, February 24 2008

Cocoa farmers at Duakwa and surrounding communities in the Central Region, appealed to the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), to ensure that monies released to licensed cocoa buying companies in respect of bonuses reached the farmers.
    

(POLY) WA :
Make polytechnic gender sensitive- Rector
Sunday, February 24 2008

Professor Sampson K. Agodzo, Rector of Wa Polytechnic has called for a purposeful and progressive pursuance of gender sensitive recruitment of staff and admission of students into polytechnics to enhance tertiary education delivery in the country.
    

(LA DADEKOTOPON) AMA :
Community water system supported
Sunday, February 24 2008

 Dr. Francis N.A Sowah, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for the La-Dadekotopon constituency, has donated five poly-tanks costing 6,000 Ghana Cedis to help solve the acute water shortage facing some communities in the area.

(POLY) WA :
Communique of the annual research conference
Sunday, February 24 2008

 Participants at Wa Polytechnic Annual Research Conference have called for regular re-sourcing of programmes and continuous review of the curricular for a successful Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to reflect the changing demands of industry in the country.
    

(DANSOMAN) AMA :
ICT omnipresent tools.
Sunday, February 24 2008

Dr Benjamin Aggrey Ntim, Minister of Communications said the academia, researchers, industry and government must work together to nurture policies and programmes to help promote free flow of ideas and maintain increase in the spread of knowledge at all levels.

(KASOA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Prisoner beaten up for not paying rent
Sunday, February 24 2008

A new inmate in the Kasoa Police cell was beaten up for failing to pay GH¢ 3.00 as latecomer’s fee to the ’landlord’ of the cell.
    

AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
District assembly takes stock.
Sunday, February 24 2008

The Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit of the newly created Awutu-Senya District Assembly is collating date on social amenities and facilities available for an effective and efficient administration.
    

(GBI) HOHOE :
BOG abolishes loan policy.
Sunday, February 24 2008

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Second Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana (BOG), has said the bank had abolished its policy of approving loans above GHc 2,000 mark in a bid to empower and strengthen the capacity of rural and community banks.
    

(ASUBINMA) SAEMA :
972 hectares of teak reafforrested
Sunday, February 24 2008

A total of 972 hectares of teak plantation has been cultivated in the Asubinma Forest Reserve, which spans through Techiman Municipality and Nkoranza District in Brong Ahafo and Offinso in Ashanti Region.

NATIONAL :
TEWU commends government
Sunday, February 24 2008

The Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) of the Trades Union Congress have commended the government for granting the Vice Chancellors of Ghana (VCG) the mandate to negotiate with the union.

(GOMOA ADAA) GOMOA
Durbar held for President Bush’s Malaria team
Monday, February 25 2008
The Gomoa District Directorate of Ghana Health Service has organized a durbar at Gomoa Adaa in honour of Miss Jordin Sparks, an American idol and Ambassador of President Bush’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and a team from The Gomoa District Directorate of Ghana Health Service has organized a durbar at Gomoa Adaa in honour of Miss Jordin Sparks, an American idol and Ambassador of President Bush’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and a team from the United States  of America who are in the country to support the initiative.the United States  of America who are in the country to support the initiative.
(DAWURAMPONG) GOMOA :
Technical School gets computer lab
Monday, February 25 2008
The Parent Teacher Association of Gomoa Senior Technical School at Gomoa Dawurampong has constructed a computer laboratory at a cost of GH 12,000 for the school to bolster teaching and  learning of ICT.
(ODOBEN) ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA :
Timber taskforce member allegedly kills driver
Monday, February 25 2008
Member of a Military/Police Timber Taskforce on operation at Odoben in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District is alleged to have shot Razak Iddrisu 30, a driver from Odoben conveying timber from the bush.
    
(DAWURAMPONG) GOMOA :
Water,electricity to be provided within a week
Monday, February 25 2008
The Gomoa District Chief Executive (DCE) Ms Joyce Mildred Ama Tawiah Aidoo, has assured members of the Gomoa Dawurampong Market Women’s Association that the Assembly would provide the necessary facilities like electricity and water at the newly constructed market at Gomoa Dawurampong within a week to enable them to engage in their commercial activities there.
(KWABENG) ATIWA :
Citizens protest against alleged pollution of water source
Monday, February 25 2008
The chiefs and people of Kwabeng in the Atiwa District of Eastern Region have protested against activities of the management of Xtra Gold, a mining company working in the area for allegedly polluting water bodies in the area.
(KASOA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Christians urged to "conquer territories of robbers, drug addicts"
Monday, February 25 2008
The Reverend John Kofi Effah of the Apostolic Church, Ghana, has charged Christians to conquer the territories of armed robbers, drug addicts and take them captives through evangelism.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Fraud at University of Education
Monday, February 25 2008
Thirty-Three level 100 and two level 400 students of the University of Education, Winneba have been dismissed by the authorities for playing various roles in perpetrating fraudulent admissions during the 2007/2005 academic year.
(ADJOBUE) BIRIM NORTH :
Adjobue keeps community clean
Monday, February 25 2008
The people of Adjobue in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region, have organised a clean-up exercise to clear filth in the community.
(DAWURAMPONG) GOMOA :
Traders barred from old Dawurampong market
Monday, February 25 2008
The Gomoa District Security Council and the District Assembly on Friday used armed policemen to force traders at Gomoa Dawurampong and its surrounding communities to go to the new market that had been constructed by the Assembly.
NATIONAL :
WAEC releases Nov/Dec results
Monday, February 25 2008
The provisional examination results of ninety five thousand one hundred and twenty seven candidates (95,127) who sat for the November/December 2007 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have been released, the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has said.
(PAGA) KASSENA NANKANA :
Upper East CEPS adjudged "Most Improved Tax Collection Zone"
Monday, February 25 2008
The Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS)   Branch of Upper East Region has been adjudged as the most improved tax collection zone for the year 2007.
    
(APAM) GOMOA :
NGO donates furniture, books to schools in district
Monday, February 25 2008
Aldesgate United Methodist Church in York, Pennsylvania with support of Rotary Club International and Building Solid Foundation, all in the United States, have donated education materials to six schools in Gomoa District.
(AKPAFU) HOHOE :
NPP supporters involved in road accident
Monday, February 25 2008
About 50 supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) from the Hohoe District who accompanied Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo, NPP Presidential candidate to celebrate Iron Ore festival of the people of Akpafu Todzi on Saturday have been involved in a fatal accident.
(GOMOA AFRANSI) GOMOA :
Traditional area staged peaceful demonstration
Monday, February 25 2008
The chiefs and people of the Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area in the Central Region has staged a peaceful demonstration at Gomoa Afransi to protest against the MP for Gomoa East, Mr Richmond Sam Quarm, for his alleged opposition to the President’s decision to make Gomoa Afransi the capital of the newly created Gomoa East District.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Ban imposed on some tomato traders
Monday, February 25 2008
The sub-judicial committee of the Ga Traditional Council has imposed an immediate ban on trading in tomatoes at some designated markets in the metropolis for what it regarded as “trouble areas”.
(TONGO) TALENSI-NABDAM :
Let’s focus on development -MP
Monday, February 25 2008
Assembly members have been urged to focus more  on how effectively they could bring development projects to the doorsteps of their people instead of fighting on party lines.
NKWANTA :
Volta Region is most wildfire prone region in Ghana
Monday, February 25 2008
Satellite images have shown that the Volta Region is the most wildfire prone region in Ghana.
(KOFORIDUA) CPP:
CPP observes overthrow of Dr Nkrumah’s regime
Monday, February 25 2008
Members of New Juaben South Constituency of Convention People’s Party (CPP), have on Sunday observed the 42nd anniversary of the overthrow of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s First President at Koforidua.
(APEMSO) EJISU-JUABEN :
Send children to school-Minister
Monday, February 25 2008
Mr Akwasi Osei-Adjei, Minister of Foreign Affairs has charged chiefs and other opinion leaders in rural communities to prevail on their subjects to take advantage of the free basic education programme to send their children to school.
AHANTA WEST :
Ghana finds more oil
Monday, February 25 2008
Kosmos Energy has struck new volumes of high quality crude oil in the deep waters of the Western Region of Ghana, a release from the company said.
(WINNEBA) NPP :
MP defines his re-election bid
Monday, February 25 2008
The Minister for Public Sector Reform and MP for Effutu, Mr Samuel Kofi Owusu-Agyei, has made it clear to his critics that his desire to contest the Effutu parliamentary seat for the second time was borne out of good intentions.
(WALEWALE) PNC :
Fear NPP when they come with the money – Dr. Mahama
Monday, February 25 2008
Dr Edward Mahama, People’s National Convention (PNC) Presidential candidate has advised the electorate to fear the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) when they come to entice them with money in exchange for their votes.
(NAVRONGO) NDC:
Work hard to win more supporters
Monday, February 25 2008
The National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) has challenged its Youth Wing to work hard and adopt good campaign strategies to enable the party to win more members and recapture power.
(PARLIAMENT) AMA:
Minister rejects withdrawal of legal instruments
Monday, February 25 2008
Mr Kwadwo Adjei-Darko, Minister of Local Government, has  rejected a committee’s recommendation for the withdrawal of a legal instrument establishing the Biakoye District Assembly.
(MANKRANSO) NDC:
“I can prove rigged elections with evidence,”—Ohene Agyekum
Monday, February 25 2008
Mr. Daniel Ohene Agyekum, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has declared his preparedness to prove the rigging of the 2004 elections by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) with evidence, even in court.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Etoile lift CAF Super Cup
Monday, February 25 2008
African champions Etoile du Sahel beat rivals CS Sfaxien 2-1 to lift the CAF Super Cup on Saturday at the El-Menzah Stadium in Rades.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Nigeria, Cameroon clinch away wins
Monday, February 25 2008
African Champions, Super Falcons of Nigeria and the Indomitable
Lionesses of Cameroon moved a step closer to clinching their spots for the 6th African Women’s Championships with crucial victories away from home in the first leg of the ultimate qualifying matches on Saturday.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
"We will qualify" - Paha
Monday, February 25 2008
Ghana coach, Isaac Paha says the Black Queens would need to be at their best ahead of the crucial second leg playoff in Accra against Ivory Coast for a qualifying place at the 6th Africa Women Championship.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Onetouch Premier League Results
Monday, February 25 2008
Here are the 11th week results of the Onetouch Premier League
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Standings of the Onetouch Premier League
Monday, February 25 2008
Here are the standings of the Onetouch Premier League after the 11th week matches played on Sunday.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
RTU deepens Hearts’ woes
Monday, February 25 2008
Real Tamale United (RTU) on Sunday deepened the woes of Accra Hearts of Oak when they defeated the defending champions by two goals to nil in an 11th week fixture of the Onetouch Premier league played at the Tamale Sports Stadium.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Kotoko silence Tema Youth
Monday, February 25 2008
League Leaders Kumasi Asante Kotoko on Sunday beat over confident Tema Youth 2-0 in their Onetouch Premier League match at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
KMA:
Foreign culture bad influence.
Monday, February 25 2008
Primate Seth Adofo, Spiritual Head of the Church of the Lord Brotherhood has said that the continued adoption of foreign cultures would not “help us as a nation”.
(MOREE) CAPE COAST :
Group supports sanitation in community
Monday, February 25 2008
The Moree Premix committee on Sunday donated sanitary equipment and two television sets worth GH¢1,000.00 to the Moree Concerned Youth to help enhance sanitation in the area.
(AKRODIE) ASUNAFO NORTH:
Dont be materialistic- religious leaders urged.
Monday, February 25 2008
The Right Reverend James Baffour Awuah, Bishop of the Sunyani Diocese of the Methodist Church has cautioned religious leaders against the acquisition of material properties.
(UEW) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
UEW to create more study centres
Monday, February 25 2008
The University of Education, Winneba, is undertaking feasibility studies to enable it to create more study centers at vantage places to reduce the distances distance learners have to travel from their stations to study.
   
(AFLAO) KETU:
Ex-convict remanded for raping married woman
Monday, February 25 2008
Kodzovi Dulemordzi, 25, an ex-convict, who got infuriated by the inability of a married woman he mugged to provide any valuables and raped her at gun-point, was last Friday remanded in custody by an Aflao Circuit court.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Creation of dew districts is to enhance governance - Minister
Monday, February 25 2008
Mr. Kwadwo Adjei-Darko, Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment has explained that the creation of new districts is based on the Local Government Act (Act 462) to enhance governance and development in the country.
NATIONAL:
Ghana to host CNN Africa Best Journalist Award
Monday, February 25 2008
Ghana has been selected to host this year’s prestigious Multi-Choice Africa Best Journalist Award, Ms. Maggie Eales, CNN’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director, announced in Accra on Monday.
    
(BANTAMA) KMA:
Two-hundred bed capacity accident, emergency centre scheduled for completion in June
Monday, February 25 2008
A two-hundred bed capacity accident and emergency centre at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital is scheduled for completion in June this year.
(TEMA) TMA:
Tema General Hospital Morque closed down for rehabilitation
Monday, February 25 2008
The Tema General Hospital mortuary has been closed down.
(BREMAN) KMA:
Fire destroys properties worth thousands of cedis
Monday, February 25 2008
Fire has gutted a five bedroom house at Bremang, a suburb of Kumasi, destroying properties worth thousands of cedis.
(BIMBILLA) NANUMBA NORTH:
District security averts clash
Monday, February 25 2008
The swift intervention of the Nanumba North District Security Committee has averted a possible clash between Konkombas and Nanumbas over a protracted land dispute.
(KWAME DANSO) SENE:
Assembly bars MP from deliberations
Monday, February 25 2008
The Sene District Assembly has suspended Mr. Felix Twumasi Appiah, Member of Parliament for Sene from its deliberations for insulting behaviour.
    
NATIONAL:
Financial constrain affecting National Housing Project
Monday, February 25 2008
Mr. Abubakar Saddique Boniface, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing has attributed the slow pace of work on the Affordable Housing Project to financial constraints on the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Fund.
(HO) HMA:
Street children fail to attend seminar on human trafficking
Monday, February 25 2008
About 150 street children in Ho invited to a community sensitization puppetry seminar on human trafficking on Monday, attended the programme.
     
(SUHUM) SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR:
Movement supports investigations into serial killings
Monday, February 25 2008
The People’s Independent Movement (PIM), a civil society organization, has urged the police at Suhum to avoid the mistakes they made in a recent arrest of some youth and other residents during a recent exercise in the area.
(ASSIN FOSO) ASSIN NORTH :
Assinman Health Insurance Scheme hands over building for a clinic
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The Assinman Health Insurance Scheme, has handed over a building valued at GH¢440 to the Assin North District Health Directorate for use as a primary health care facility.
(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA :
DCE urges private schools to employ competent teachers
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Proprietors of private schools have been advised to engage teachers competent enough to handle the new subjects introduced into the school curriculum under the new Educational Reforms.
(ODUOM) KMA :
Landlords urged to help curb criminal activities
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Madam Elizabeth Agyeman, member of parliament (MP) for the Oforikrom Constituency in Ashanti, has urged landlords to collaborate with neighbourhood watch communities to curb criminal activities.
BAWKU :
More violence erupts despite peace talks
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Two houses, a shop and two vehicles were on Monday burnt in Bawku in the Upper East Region while gunshots were heard in some parts of the Municipality creating panic and leading to rioting that forced people to seek refuge in their homes.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
No shortage of cedi coins
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Mr John Teye-Doku, Eastern Regional Manager of the Ghana Commercial Bank, has denied claims by a section of market women that the new Ghana cedi coins were in short supply.
(DOME) GA EAST:
GCB opens branch at Dome
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Ghana Commercial Bank Ghana (GCB) Limited has opened it 136th branch at Dome in Accra as part of the company’s policy of making services more accessible and convenient to the public.
(GIMPA) GA EAST :
Management of oil must be above sectional interests - Kufuor
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Ghana’s oil resources must be appreciated as a national asset, whose management must be above sectional interests, President John Agyekum Kufuor, has said.
(GNANI) YENDI:
Catholic Church calls for abolition of
Tuesday, February 26 2008
A call has been made for the abolition of the "witches camps" and attempts made to integrate the inmates into mainstream society to enable them to live dignified lives.
   
(ASSIN FOSO) ASSIN NORTH:
Assinman Health Insurance Scheme commended
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Dr. Adjei Adjetey, District Director of Assin North district Health Service has called on the management of District Health Insurance scheme to work out an incentive package for health service providers on monthly or quarterly basis as a way of motivating them to cope with the increasing workload.
(SHAMA) SAEMA :
MMDAs to promote grassroot development
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Mr Maxwell Kofi Jumah, Deputy Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment, has said Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies were established to promote development at the grassroots.
NATIONAL:
Cuba lauds Ghana
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Cuba has praised Ghana for using the United Nations as a platform to champion the fight of the communist state against the economic blockade imposed on it by the US.
(ACCRA) NPP:
Make Alan-K your running mate
Tuesday, February 26 2008
 A traditional ruler in the Volta Region has appealed to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), to make Mr Alan Kyerematen, who lost in the primaries, his running mate to help him win the election.
(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Water level of Akosombo Dam
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Volta River Authority (VRA) on Monday, February 25, 2008.
WA :
Booze to Blame for high mortality
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The high maternal and juvenile mortality in the Upper West Region is the result of incessant alcohol abuse among expectant mothers, the Regional Director of health, Dr Erasmus Agongo, has said.
(LOGGU) NPP :
Chairman warns against endorsing Independent
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Abubakari, Upper West Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party has warned that any supporter of the Party, who endorses or uses the party’s resources to facilitate the political fortunes of any independent candidate, would face severe sanctions.
(EAST LEGON) AMA :
Zoomlion urges MPs to help use grant to prevent malaria
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Zoomlion Ghana Limited has appealed to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment Science and Technology to ensure that the greater part of the US President’s grant was used in the prevention of malaria rather than its cure
(GOASO) ASUNAFO NORTH:
DCE calls for greater interaction with Assemblies
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Alhaji Ishak Abubakar Bonsu, Asunafo North District Chief Executive (DCE), has called on Managers, Directors and other heads of both public and private institutions to fully co-operate with the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to accelerate the development of the communities.
(SUNYANI) NPP:
J.H. Mensah denies media report
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Mr. John Henry Mensah, Member of Parliament for Sunyani East, has denied media reports that he intends to stand as a candidate in Election 2008.
(AKPAFU-TODZI) NPP:
Akufo-Addo-Technology and industrialization would be my priorities
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Nana Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said integrated technology and industrialization would be his priorities should he become the next president.
(HO) CPP:
Reject military takeovers
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Mr Kosi Dedey, Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) Publicity Committee, has called on Ghanaians to reject any military adventurer who would try to truncate the current democratic dispensation.
(BOLGATANGA) CPP:
Dr Nduom to create more jobs if voted
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has pledged to create more jobs to relieve the people of their economic woes if elected as President of Ghana.
(PELINGU) PNC :
I will reduce number of ministers-Dr Mahama
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Dr Edward Nasigri Mahama, presidential candidate for the People’s National Convention (PNC), has stated that he would reduce the number of ministers and deputy ministries in government from 88 to 40 if elected President of Ghana in the 2008 Election.
BAWKU :
President Kufuor is needed in Bawku-MP
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Two NDC Members of Parliament on Tuesday called for the direct presence of President J.A Kufuor in Bawku to stop the violence that have engulfed the area since December 31, last year.
NATIONAL :
Some institutions to be removed from government subventions
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Government on Tuesday said it was carrying out rationalisation studies to identify institutions that would be removed from government subvention.
    
SAEMA :
NAGRAT appeals to government.
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The Executive Council of the Western Regional National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) on Tuesday, called on the government to take prompt action to address certain concerns of the Association.
TMA :
Ghana to process tuna .
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Mrs Gladys Asmah, Minister for Fisheries, has said  Ghana would, from the middle of this year, harvest and process tuna in large quantities for export to European markets under the Phenegan Project.
DORMAA :
District ADB to be networked.
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The Agricultural Development Bank in Dormaa District is being hooked to a computer system that would make it possible for customers to access services in any part of the country without any inter-bank consultations.
OFFINSO :
Constituents advised.
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Dr Owusu Achaw Duah, the Member of Parliament for Offinso South, has called on his constituents to see the elevation of the area into a municipality as a challenge to improve local revenue mobilization.
(WINNEBA) AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
DCE appeals to assembly members
Tuesday, February 26 2008
A District Chief Executive has appealed to assembly members to educate people who have attained the age of 18 and those who could not register during previous registration exercises to register when the voters’ register is opened in May to enable them take part in the forth-coming general elections.
AMANSIE EAST:
NGO supports PLWHAs in district.
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The Network for Health and Relief Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), is currently offering care and support to 55 HIV/AIDS patients and 255 orphans and vulnerable children within the Amansie East District in the Ashanti Region.
NATIONAL :
Local government minister appeals to Norway
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Mr. Kwadwo Adjei-Darko, Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment, has asked the Norwegian government to support Ghana in the fields of environment and climate change in the wake of the country’s oil discovery.
(ASIKASU No.1) DORMAA :
Youth urged to engage in agriculture
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Mr Edward Badu, Dormaa District Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, has urged the youth to engage in agriculture and not to consider farming as a traditional job reserved for the poor and the illiterate.
(OBUASI) OMA:
Headteachers asked to maintain high standards
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Mrs. Beatrice Boakye-Ansah Prempeh, Obuasi Municipal Director of Education, has called on heads of public basic school to keep to good management practices that would further enhance education delivery in the municipality.
(KUNTANASE) BAK:
35 thousand plus children immunised
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The Bosomtwi Atwima Kwanwoma (BAK) District Health Management Team (DHMT), with its headquarters at Kuntanase in the Ashanti region, last year immunised 35,826 children below the age of five years in the district during the Integrated Maternal and Child Health Campaign IMCHC.
OBUASI:
50 women undergo training.
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The enlightened within the women community have been urged to start educational drive especially in rural areas to help empower women to play active roles in local and national decision-making.
(WA) WMA:
Upper West PTAs object to GES directive
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The Upper West Regional Council of Chairmen of Parent/Teacher Associations has objected to the Ghana Education Service’s  directive instructing all heads of Senior High school to incorporate PTA levies into the mainstream accounts of their schools.
(KNUST) KMA:
KNUST students to visit Germany
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Fifteen final year students and a lecturer from the Publishing Studies Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will visit Germany next week under a German government programme.
(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Unemployed jailed 10 years for possessing narcotic drug
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The Juaso Circuit Court, presided over by Mr. Jacob Boon, has sentenced a 30-year-old unemployed to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour for possessing narcotic drug.
(DIASO) UPPER DENKYIRA WEST:
Diaso chiefs advocate for Adabor’s nomination as DCE
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The chiefs and elders of Diaso in the newly created Upper Denkyira West District, have appealed to President John A Kufuor to nominate Mr. Richard Anane Adabor, the Upper Denkyira District Chief Executive (DCE) as the DCE for the new District.
NATIONAL:
Internet fraud becoming a threat in West Africa – IGP
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Patrick Acheampong,  has stated that internet fraud is becoming a great threat in West Africa.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Road Safety ’call centre’ to be established in Accra
Tuesday, February 26 2008
The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) on Tuesday announced plans to establish a road safety call centre in Accra to improve upon its dialogue with the general public on issues concerning road safety.
(HO) HMA:
Volta Region NYEP Coordinators get motorbikes
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Mr. Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister, on Tuesday presented the keys to 16 jungle motorbikes to district coordinators of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in the Region in Ho.
(ADIBO) YENDI:
Grain storage facility for Adibo
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Farmers and traders of  Adibo, a farming community in the Yendi
District will  from April, this year reap  more benefits for their
activities.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Hypertension and diabetes cases on the increase
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyirah, Eastern Regional Director of Health Services, has said that the region had recorded an increase in hypertension and diabetes cases.
NATIONAL:
Establish a succinct policy guideline to control the petroleum sector - Consultant
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Management Consultant from Norway has called on the government to establish a succinct policy guideline that would be the basis for governance in the petroleum sector.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Oil exploration should not deprive people of their livelihood
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Mrs Mary Chinery-Hesse, Chairperson of Ministerial Steering Committee on Oil and Gas has called on Parliament to serve as a watchdog to stakeholders in the oil industry in order not to deprive Ghanaians of their livelihood.
(KRUTU) NKORANZA:
Bushfire destroys settler communities
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Bushfire has destroyed 26 thatched houses, personal belongings and foodstuffs at Krutu, a settler farming community in Nkoranza District of Brong-Ahafo Region.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Draw up plan to phase out carrying of human excreta
Wednesday, February 27 2008
The Supreme Court has given the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) three months to come out with a comprehensive plan that will serve as a guide in its desire to phase out the practice, whereby, human excreta is carried by some people in society.
(AFIFE) KETU :
Afife to get potable water by March
Wednesday, February 27 2008
 A 22,000 US dollar water project to serve about 12,000 inhabitants of Afife, a farming community and neighbouring communities in the Ketu District will become operational in March, this year.
(ACCRA) AMA:
DCEs are impediments of government policies
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Mr. Yaw Ofori Dabra, President of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD), has accused some District Chief Executives (DCEs) for being impediments to the smooth implementation of the disbursement of the two per cent allocation of the Districts Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) to support their activities.
(MPRAESO) KWAHU SOUTH :
Mobile library policy solicits for suppor
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Mr Abraham Adjetey Sowah, Kwahu South District Director of Education, solicited support for the National Mobile Library Policy towards the transformation of the educational system in the country.
(COCOBOD) AMA:
Cocoa price goes up
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Government has increased the producer price of cocoa for the 2007/08-Crop Year from 950 GH cedis to 1,200 GH cedis per metric ton representing 26.4 percent rise.
(PARLIAMENT) AMA:
I was absolved of allegations against me - Dr Anane
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Dr Richard Winfred Anane, Presidential nominee for re-appointment as Minister for Transportation has explained that he has been absolved of the allegations leading to his resignation from that ministerial portfolio.
(CHORKOR) AMA:
International Year of Sanitation launched
Wednesday, February 27 2008
The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment is currently collaborating with other key sector players to explore practical innovations and solutions in funding and management of waste.
(COURT) AMA:
Supreme Court adjourns EC case sine die
Wednesday, February 27 2008
The Supreme Court has adjourned the case involving three members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Electoral Commission (EC) because there was no proof of service on the other party in the matter.
(CHRAJ)AMA:
Raymond Archer flags ‘fresh evidence’ against Anane
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Former Road Transport Minister, Dr. Richard Anane, vetted on Tuesday by Parliament’s Appointment Committee after his re-nomination for the same portfolio by President J.A. Kufuor, may not be a free man yet.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Cocaine cash missing: INTERPOL Officer, Pharmacist in picture
Wednesday, February 27 2008
The DAILY GUIDE says Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, former Director/CID, who is currently with INTERPOL in France, and Mr. Adu-Amankwa, a pharmacist with the Police Service/Narcotics Board are soon to be invited to assist the Kojo Armah Committee to unravel the shocking disappearance of 67 cartons of seized cocaine from a police exhibits room at the police headquarters.
(ZAIVI) HO :
Military coup is not the best-CPP
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Mr Kosi Dedey, Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) Publicity Committee, has called on Ghanaians to resolve to reject any military adventurer, who would try to truncate the current democratic dispensation.
AMANSIE EAST :
DVLA boss goes into politics
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Mr Joe Osei-Owusu, Chief Executive Officer of the Driver, Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA), has declared his intentions to contest the Amansie East parliamentary seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
HO:
NYEP beneficiaries to receive salaries on time
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Mr Patrice Caesar-Sowah, Deputy National Co-ordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has assured personnel of the Programme of regular payment of their allowances.
HOHOE :
GCB bank robbed
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Six armed robbers on Tuesday evening attacked the Hohoe branch of the Ghana Commercial Bank and took away an unspecified amount of money.
(AKYEM ODA) BIRIM SOUTH :
Punished for felling reserved trees
Wednesday, February 27 2008
The Akyem Oda district magistrate’s court on Tuesday, convicted Kofi Nunu, a farmer on his own plea to six months imprisonment in hard labour for using a chainsaw machine to cut two timber trees illegally from the Oboyow Forest Reserve.
(AKYEM ODA) BIRIM SOUTH :
Six months for felling 22 trees
Wednesday, February 27 2008
The Akyem Oda district magistrate’s court has sentenced Kwame Karim, 26, a plantation supervisor of the Forest Services Division, to six months imprisonment in hard labour for felling 22 trees illegally valued at GH¢320 in the Essen Epam forest reserve.
(ANFANSO) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Rainstorm kills woman
Wednesday, February 27 2008
A woman, only identified Ama Donkor, 45, was killed on Tuesday, following a severe rainstorm that hit Anfanso and two other communities in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar.
(TARKWA) WASSA WEST:
IGP appealed to
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Nana Oye Lithur, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to decentralize the Police Intelligence and Professional Standards Bureau (PIPS) to enable the public to have access to it and report the misconduct of the Police personnel.
CAPE COAST :
ECG improves service
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Alhaji Daudi Alhassan, Central Regional Director of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has said the company spent about  GH¢30,000.00 last year to replace stolen conductors and cables in the region.
(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Health sector should get oil money
Wednesday, February 27 2008
The Presiding Member of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly, Odeefuo Boadi Asiedu, has appealed to the government to allocate substantial amounts of money from the expected oil revenue to the health sector.
      
(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
GHC 2000 ransom for informant
Wednesday, February 27 2008
The Eastern Regional Security Council has made an offer of 2,000 Ghana cedis to anybody who would provide information leading to the arrest of perpetrators of the recent serial killings at Suhum.
    
(MAMPONTENG) KWABRE:
ADR very important
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Mrs. Aliata Saeed, a District Magistrate, has appealed to litigants to use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to settle trivial civil cases.
    
(CAPE COAST) CMA:
Work begins on new Oguaa Market
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Constructional work on a four-million dollar market complex for the
Cape Coast Metropolis commences in June this year.
NATIONAL:
Ghana happy to host CNN Awards- Minister
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Mrs. Oboshie Sai Cofie, Minister of Information and National Orientation on Wednesday expressed her enthusiasm about the choice of Ghana to host the 2008 edition of the CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards.
(ACCRA) AMA:
Payment of some Ghana Airways employees concluded
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Forty-seven pilots and flight engineers, who are former Ghana Airways employees, have been fully paid their severance awards at a total cost of 1.4 million dollars.
HOHOE:
Police cell inmates beat up colleague
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Inmates at the Hohoe Police Cell have beaten up a colleague for being so ’stupid’ not to have taken some money that fell off as armed robbers escaped after looting a local bank. 
    
(ESSAM) BIRIM SOUTH:
Essam Community sensitised on HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, February 27 2008
An HIV/AIDS awareness campaign has been held at Essam near Akim Oda, to educate the people about the causes, symptoms, effects and prevention of the disease.
(DORMAA AHENKRO) DORMAA:
Minister calls for massive reforestation programmes
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Mrs. Esther Obeng Dapaah, Minister of Lands, Forestry and Mines, has called for massive reforestation programmes through plantation development schemes for the reversal of the current trend of forest depletion.
    
(TECHIMAN) TMA:
Wood manufacturers bemoan rising cost of lumber
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Local wood manufacturers in the Techiman Municipality have decried the rising cost of lumber, saying the situation is keeping carpenters and furniture makers out of business.
(MINISTRIES) AMA:
Local government minister hosts Norway delegation
Wednesday, February 27 2008
Mr . Kwadwo Adjei Darko, Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment has asked the Norwegian government to support Ghana in the fields of environment and climate change in the wake of the country’s oil discovery.
(KUNKUMSO) BIA :
Conservation site to be monitored
Thursday, February 28 2008
Mr Andrews Adjei-Yeboah, Deputy  Minister of Lands, Forestry and Mines, has inaugurated a 10-member Bia Conservation Area Management Advisory Board at Kunkumso in Bia District of the Western Region.
SUNYANI :
B/A NAGRAT advocates for improved salaries
Thursday, February 28 2008
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Secretariat of Ghana National Association of Teachers (NAGRAT), has called on government to as a matter of urgency, improve upon the salaries of teachers, pending the implementation of the proposed single spine salary structure.
CAPE COAST:
Hospital attendance increase in region
Thursday, February 28 2008
Attendance at out patient departments (OPDs) of health institutions in the Central Region, increased from 863, 388 in 2006 to 1,643,618 last year.
(TEMA) TMA :
CPC records 24 percent increase in gross profit
Thursday, February 28 2008
The Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) recorded a gross profit of GH¢ 3,682,779 in 2007 representing an increase of 24 percent over the GH¢ 2,971,200 recorded for 2006.
NATIONAL :
Rail workers on strike
Thursday, February 28 2008
About 2,420 rail workers throughout the country are asking for a 150-per cent salary increase and better conditions of service as a condition for ending their more-than-one-week strike.
BAWKU :
Doctor’s car burnt in Bawku
Thursday, February 28 2008
A Vehicle belonging to the medical officer of the Bawku Hospital, Dr Francis Asana, was set ablaze by a group of young men in the third day of renewed conflict in Bawku.
HOHOE :
GES unable to provide data on retired teachers
Thursday, February 28 2008
Many teachers who retired between 2005 and 2007 have not been able to source their pension benefits.
NATIONAL :
Water policy launched
Thursday, February 28 2008
A national water policy aimed at improving efficiency in water delivery has been launched.
(ACCRA) AMA :
Thomas Osei tests positive for cocaine
Thursday, February 28 2008
A medical officer with the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Dr Nana Okae Brako, yesterday affirmed that Thomas Osei, the man who ran his car into the President’s car last year, tested positive for cocaine because traces of the substance were found in his urine sample.
(CASTLE) AMA :
President calls for regional approach to human trafficking
Thursday, February 28 2008
The President, Mr J.A. Kufuor, has called for a regional approach to contain the emerging development of human and drug trafficking, as well as insurgent activities along the Sahelian and desert belt in Africa.
(ACCRA) NDC:
NDC committed to growing Ghana’s democracy – Prof. Mills
Thursday, February 28 2008
Professor John Evans Atta Mills, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Leader and Presidential Candidate, has reiterated his party’s commitment to ensuring that the frontiers of Ghana’s democratic process are broadened as much as possible.
(ACCRA) NPP:
Akufo-Addo sets up Task Force
Thursday, February 28 2008
During his campaign for the flagbearership of the New Patriotic Party, one key message of his campaign was a pledge to re-define the relationship between the government and the party that helped set up the government.
(ACCRA) NDC:
Retain Mills as flagbearer: P.V. Obeng
Thursday, February 28 2008
Mr P. V. Obeng, one of the pioneers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) tradition, has advised party faithfuls to discard any thought of replacing Professor John Evans Atta Mills as the party’s flag bearer.
(OSU) AMA :
Christianborg Crossroad Shooting Incident marked
Thursday, February 28 2008
Wreaths were laid at the Freedom Monument, Osu, on Thursday in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of three ex-servicemen who were gunned down at the Christianborg Crossroads on February 28, 1948, while going to present a petition to the British Colonial Governor, Sir Gerald Creasy.
HO :
Fire Service acts to avert more fire outbreaks
Thursday, February 28 2008
The Volta Region Command of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has launched a magazine as part of efforts at educating and informing the public about the service and fire safety issues.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Division I clubs to submit jersey strips
Thursday, February 28 2008
Participating Division One League clubs are expected to submit their jersey strips for home, away and optional sets for the 2007/08 league to the Ghana Football Association office.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana to play Mexico
Thursday, February 28 2008
Ghana would play its first match since the 2008 African Nations Cup against Mexico in an international friendly next month.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Black Stars opt to use Kumasi venue
Thursday, February 28 2008
The Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi would host Ghana’s first 2010 World Cup and African Nations Cup qualifying match against Libya.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Black Satellites skip prelims in AYC
Thursday, February 28 2008
Ghana has drawn a bye for the 16th Africa Youth Championship preliminary qualifying round following Tuesday’s draw by the Confederation of African Football in Cairo.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Starlets to start qualifiers in first round
Thursday, February 28 2008
Ghana would play Libya in the first round qualifying stage of the 8th Africa U-17 Championship following Tuesday’s draw by the Confederation of African Football.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana sets 2010 WC/CAN agenda
Thursday, February 28 2008
As the World Cup comes to Africa to be hosted by South Africa, Ghana would be seeking to make a successive appearance at the tournament that every footballing nation desires to be part of.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
CAF Executive Committee decisions in Tunis
Thursday, February 28 2008
CAF Executive committee held it’s meeting on Sunday 24th of February 2008 in Tunis.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
LeRoy plots course for World Cup
Thursday, February 28 2008
Ghana coach Claude Le Roy has pledged to take the Black Stars to the World Cup in 2010.
NKORANZA :
Teachers with fake certificates to be exposed
Friday, February 29 2008
Ghana Education Service (GES) has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors of Education to help expose teachers with fake certificates especially those teaching in Senior High Schools.
(TUMU) SISSALA EAST :
NGO brings relief to flood disaster victims
Friday, February 29 2008
About 1,640 people in eight communities in the upper West Region who lost their property in last’s year floods are benefiting from a 48,550 Canadian dollar funded project to rehabilitate their houses.
(TEMA) TMA :
17 year-old SHS student defiles girl, 15
Friday, February 29 2008
The Tema Circuit Court ’A’ has granted bail in the sum of GH¢10,000 with one surety to Isaac Quansah, 17-year-old Senior High School student for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl.
AGONA :
Agona District Assembly gives seed money for Agona East take-off
Friday, February 29 2008
The Agona District Assembly is to provide the newly created Agona East district Assembly an amount of GHc30.000 as seed money for its smooth take-off.
CAPE COAST :
Mad rush at NHIS registration centre
Friday, February 29 2008
Confusion broke out on Thursday at the launch of the GH¢10.000 National Health Insurance Scheme premium at the Cape Coast Methodist, conference hall,  when the Member of Parliament for Cape Coast constituency, Ms. Christine Churcher called for the free registration  of vulnerable people.
TECHIMAN :
Kufuor inaugurates 8.3 million-dollar factory
Friday, February 29 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor  has inaugurated an 8.3 million-dollar vegetable oil processing factory at Techiman in Brong Ahafo Region. The Ghana Nuts Limited processes shea nuts and soya beans for the export market.
NATIONAL :
Libya pardons Ghanaian death row candidate
Friday, February 29 2008
The pardon followed an amnesty by the family of Isaac Oppong, another Ghanaian said to have been murdered by Kankam and four others who have since been executed.
NATIONAL :
Ghana and Algeria to re-activate Permanent Joint Commission for
Friday, February 29 2008
Mr Akwasi Osei-Adjei, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD, has returned home after a two-day bilateral visit to Algeria from February 27-28.
(TEMA ) TMA :
Man steals police uniform
Friday, February 29 2008
Ernest Nanfuru, a security officer who stole a police uniform belonging to his friend has been granted bail in the sum of GH¢ 5,000 by the Tema Circuit Court ‘A’.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Ghana’s forests being depleted at alarming rate
Friday, February 29 2008
The Ashanti Regional branch of the Woodworkers Association of Ghana (WAG), has decried the alarming rate at which the country’s forests were being depleted.
(MPASATIA) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
S.H.S spends over GH¢ 200,000 on infrastructure.
Friday, February 29 2008
The Mpasatia Senior High School (SHS) has within three years invested more than 200,000 Ghana Cedis to provide infrastructure to improve facilities in the school.
(WA) PNC:
PNC calls for President Kufuor’s personal intervention in conflicts
Friday, February 29 2008
Dr. Edward Mahama, Presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC), has called for the personal intervention of President John Agyekum Kufuor in conflicts threatening to tear many communities apart before he leaves office.
CAPE COAST :
MP pays NHIS premium for 1000 vulnerable people
Friday, February 29 2008
The Member of Parliament for  the Cape Coast constituency, Ms. Christine Churcher, has presented  a cheque for GH¢10,000 to the Oguaa Mansin Health Insurance Scheme in Cape Coast for the registration of 1000 vulnerable people.
(ACCRA) NDC:
National Chairman commends spirit of volunteerism
Friday, February 29 2008
Dr. Kwabena Adjei, National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has commended the spirit of volunteerism that has gripped the party that people were willing to work for it to win the December elections.
(DADIESO) NPP:
Ashanti Region welcomes Akufo-Addo
Friday, February 29 2008
Hundreds of supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have formally welcomed Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the party’s flagbearer to the Ashanti Region at a colourful durbar at Dadieso in the Asante-Akyem South District.
(KUMASI) KMA :
Parents urged to motivate wards in ICT studies
Friday, February 29 2008
Parents and guardians have been urged to encourage their children in the study of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to enable them to meet competing demands on the job market.
WA :
Water filters distributed to sorghum farmers
Friday, February 29 2008
TechnoServe, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with the assistance of Guinness Ghana Limited has provided 500 water filters to sorghum farmers in the Upper West Region who lived in communities where access to clean water was a real challenge.
FEATURE:
Did President Kufuor fail in Kenya?
Friday, February 29 2008
The news that the feuding parties in Kenya have signed an agreement to end that country’s post-election violence is very refreshing.
NATIONAL :
24hr ultimatum to DCEs to resign
Friday, February 29 2008
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has at its meeting held in Accra on Wednesday, this week given a 24-hour ultimatum to all district, municipal, metropolitan chief executives including all party executives from the district up to the national level who want to contest any of the sitting MPs to resign before the close of today (Friday).
(KOFORIDUA) NDC :
Prof. Mills to visit Eastern Region
Friday, February 29 2008
Professor Evans John Atta-Mills, presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is to pay a one-day working visit to the Eastern Region on Tuesday, March 04.
TECHIMAN:
President denounces rumpus over district capitals
Friday, February 29 2008
President John Agyekum Kufuor has denounced the rumpus over the location of district capitals of some newly created districts and municipal assemblies.
(BUI) TAIN :
Resettle fishes at Bui Dam - Mrs Asmah
Friday, February 29 2008
Mrs. Gladys Asmah, Minister of Fisheries has appealed to engineers working on the Bui Dam project to incorporate in their plans the resettlement of fishes and animals.
(KUMASI) NPP:
Election will be about comparing NPP and NDC records-Akufo-Addo
Friday, February 29 2008
Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), said this year’s general election will be about comparing the records of the NPP to those of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
HOHOE :
Bush fire razes down cocoa plantation
Friday, February 29 2008
Bushfires have razed down 18 acres of cocoa and palm plantation at Hohoe belonging to the Hohoe District Chief Farmer, Mr Vincent Batse.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana football dealt severe blow
Friday, February 29 2008
Ghana football has been dealt a severe blow after the Confederation of Africa Football (Caf) excluded the country from the newly introduced Africa Nations Championships.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Annan to join Getafe?
Friday, February 29 2008
Spanish La Liga side,Getafe are reported to have joined the chase to sign Ghana international Anthony Annan from Norwegian side IK Start.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghana cannot host international athletics until ....
Friday, February 29 2008
Ghana may not be able to host any international athletics competition at any of the newly constructed stadia because of the absence of warm-up tracks.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
GT Onetouch Premier League Preview
Friday, February 29 2008
THE Onetouch Premiership will be honoured at all the league centres except the two that has been postponed due to Ghanaian clubs’ participation in the CAF/MTN Champions League.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Insurance benefits for three Starlets
Friday, February 29 2008
Insurance broker, Glico, today paid up the claims of three Black Starlets players who suffered injuries during Ghana’s participation at the FIFA-U17 World Championship hosted by South Korea last year.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Stars to receive ¢10,000 for CAN success
Friday, February 29 2008
The playing members of the Black Stars at the 2008 African Nations Cup would pick up a total cash bonus of GH ¢10,000 for their scoring run, qualification and a third-place finish at the tournament.
NKORANZA :
GES appeals to MMDDEs.
Friday, February 29 2008
Ghana Education Service (GES) has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors of Education to help expose teachers with fake certificates especially those teaching in Senior High Schools.
NATIONAL :
Justice programme questioned.
Friday, February 29 2008
Media reports of massive congestion in the country’s prisons have called into question the effectiveness of the Justice for All programme.
KMA:
Police impound arms.
Friday, February 29 2008
For the second time in three weeks, the police in Kumasi have arrested another group of suspects belonging to both the Mamprusi and Kusasi ethnic groups for attempting to buy AK47 and G-3 assault rifles, as well as a number of action pump guns, ostensibly for onward transportation to the conflict area in Bawku.
NATIONAL :
Leap years.
Friday, February 29 2008
In the Gregorian calendar, most years that can be divided evenly by 4 are leap years. Exception: Century years are not leap years unless they can be evenly divided by 400. (For example, 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not leap years; 1600 and 2000 were.
HO :
New payment system saves the country millions.
Friday, February 29 2008
New procedures at the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) to transmit administrative and budgetary grants to district assemblies through courier and other money transfer services is saving the nation around GHc20 million cedis yearly.
    
NATIONAL :
Food safety workshop in March
Friday, February 29 2008
The final workshop programme which demands compliance with food safety and sustainable environmental practices would be held from March 4-5.
(CHIANA PAGA) KASSENA NANKANA :
Politics is not idle employment
Friday, February 29 2008
Mr. Rudolf Amenga-Etego, an aspiring parliamentary candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Chiana–Paga constituency in the Upper East Region, has said politicians should not view political positions as sources of employment.
TAMALE :
NCCE not happy with assembly members
Friday, February 29 2008
A District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has noted with concern the practice where some assembly members use their positions to lobby for contracts instead of holding the executive in check.
HO :
Health insurance a legacy.
Friday, February 29 2008
The Health Insurance Scheme "is one huge legacy that the government will leave for Ghana till perhaps the end of time", Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister, has said.
(ADALKU KODZOBI) ADAKLU ANYIGBE :
Chief not happy with distribution condoms
Friday, February 29 2008
A traditional ruler has condemned the distribution of condoms to the youth especially students at HIV/AIDS forums and workshops.
(GNA,ACCRA) AMA:
Health official warns against Hepatitis B
Friday, February 29 2008
Mr Stephen Gabson-Nuworkpor, Health official with the Charity Medical Team, a non-governmental organization that educates the public on pertinent health issues has pointed out that the Hepatitis B disease was more deadly than HIV/AIDS.
(TARKWA) WASSA WEST:
Make use of the law-WACAM urged
Friday, February 29 2008
Mr. Richard Ellimah, Coordinator of Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM), has appealed to communities, especially those in mining areas, to resort to the law in addressing their grievances.
(OKORASE) NEW JUABEN :
Centre to assist in the fight against HIV/AIDS
Friday, February 29 2008
A centre is to be built at Okorase near Asamankese to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic by helping to remove vulnerable children from the streets and empowering women to develop job alternatives.
BOLGATANGA:
PSWU urge government institutions
Friday, February 29 2008
The Public Services Workers Union on Friday expressed concern about the way some government institutions diverted monies meant for specific administrative cost to other areas.
NKWANTA :
Black out in district.
Friday, February 29 2008
Nkwanta District has been without electricity for two weeks now because bushfires have destroyed wooden electricity poles.
(COURTS) AHAFO ANO SOUTH:
Pupil teacher threatens colleague
Friday, February 29 2008
A 23-year-old pupil teacher has been remanded into prison custody by the Mankranso Magistrate Court in Ahafo-Ano South District for threatening to kill his “rival” whom he claimed had snatched his girlfriend.
(SPORTS- SOCCER) CAF:
Super Eagles name caretaker
Friday, February 29 2008
The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has named its top technical department official James Peters to take temporary charge of the country’s national team following the resignation of Berti Vogts.