(SANKOR) AHANTA WEST :
Man Sells Sister For Sakawa money
Thursday, February 25 2010

Akwasi Seidu, a 20-year-old resident of Accra who allegedly sent his 11-year-old sister to the Nana Atia Shrine at Sankor in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region for ritual purposes to enable him become fabulously rich, has been arrested by the police.

NATIONAL:
President calls on assemblies to invest in housing
Thursday, February 25 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has reminded Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDCEs) of their responsibility of providing affordable housing units for their citizens.

WA:
U/W midwives are weak and sick - Health Director
Monday, February 15 2010

The Upper West Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Alexis Nang-beifubah, has pointed out that the serious shortage of critical health staff such as doctors and midwifes is affecting quality health delivery in the region.

(RIDGE) AMA :
Hundreds of people console Rawlings
Tuesday, February 16 2010

A day after a fiery fire ravaged the official Ridge residence of former President Jerry John Rawlings, sympathisers are still visiting the premises to catch a glimpse of the ruins.

(BUOKROM) KMA:
Man held over fake visa deal
Monday, February 15 2010

A 54-year old internet café operator in Kumasi has been arrested by the police for duping six people to the tune of GH¢95,850.00 under the pretext of securing Canadian visas for them. 

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
Man arrested for stealing
Friday, February 12 2010

A magistrate’s court at Akim Oda, has remanded Salua Abudusalam in Police custody for snatching a handbag containing a Nokia phone, necklace and GHC 150.00 belonging to a seamstress.

ASHAIMAN :
Primary six pupil, an armed robber.
Monday, February 01 2010

An 18-year-old suspected robber has been lynched at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region. The body of Joshua Tetteh was found in a pool of blood on the premises of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Roman-down, a suburb of Ashaiman.

NATIONAL :
Gallant stars grab silver
Monday, February 01 2010

Egypt secured a record seventh Africa Cup of Nations title, after beating Ghana 1-0 in a tense final in Angola. Substitute Mohamed Gedo scored the only goal of the game, playing a neat one-two before curling a superb shot past Richard Kingson in the 85th minute.

NATIONAL :
Telecom masts banned
Monday, February 01 2010

The mounting of telecommunications masts and towers in the country has been banned until further notice.

NATIONAL :
Unregistered sims to cease working July
Monday, February 01 2010

By July 2011, all mobile phone users should have registered their sim cards, the National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced.

NATIONAL :
Ghana listed for H1N1 vaccine
Monday, February 01 2010

Ghana has been listed as one of the countries selected by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to receive the HINI vaccine.

AMA :
Man shocked over judgement
Monday, February 01 2010

Sulley Mohammed, a 38-year-old businessman, had the shock of his life when an Accra Circuit Court has sentenced him to eight years imprisonment for stealing.

AMA :
Trader defrauded of GHC 100,000.
Monday, February 01 2010

Andrew Ofori Asare, a trader who allegedly defrauded his colleague of GHC100,000 under the pretext of purchasing two containers of second hand clothes but failed, appeared before an Accra Circuit Court .

(TONGO) TALENSI NABDAM :
Only deaf school in U/E receives assitance
Monday, February 01 2010

The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council has donated various items to the Gbeogo School for the Deaf at Tongo in the Talensi-Nabdam District.

(TANTRA HILL) GA EAST :
2000 screened for health problems.
Monday, February 01 2010

Two thousand people have been screened under a special free medical outreach programme organised by the Champion Divine Clinic in Ga East district in the Greater Accra region.

NATIONAL :
Technical education will be given attention-minister
Monday, February 01 2010

The Ministry of Education would endeavour to whip up interest in the study of science and technology to ensure that governments’ policy of  60:40 ratio admission requirement at the tertiary level was achieved.

AMA:
ESPA appeals to AMA.
Monday, February 01 2010

The Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA) has appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to review the fees approved for them to pay private operators per tonne of refuse sent to the final disposal sites (landfill sites).

NATIONAL:
Chaos at toll booths
Monday, February 01 2010

Just a few hours of the introduction of new toll fares, confusion has ensued between commercial drivers and toll assistants at the various toll booths in the Ghanaian capital, Accra.

BAWKU :
Gunmen fire at Mamprusis
Monday, February 01 2010

A 35-year-old man, Abdulai Suragu, was killed last Saturday around 6:30 am, with Haruna Issaka, 42 years, being shot in the shoulder when a market truck they were travelling with from Bawku was attacked by four armed men at Tambe community in the Garu–Tempani district in the Upper East region.

PRESTEA HUNI VALLEY :
Prestea-Huni Valley Exceeds Revenue Target
Monday, February 01 2010

The newly created Prestea-Huni Valley Dis­trict Assembly in the West­ern Region has managed to exceed its revenue target for 2009.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Pears lead to mans near death
Monday, February 01 2010

Kwabena Ofori, a 54-year-old farmer, who allegedly shot a man over pears, has appeared at a circuit court at Asamankese for causing unlawful harm.

LEDZOKUKU -KROWOR :
Clinic and pharmacy demolished.
Monday, February 01 2010

A sympathizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and resident of Manet Estate on the Spintex road in Accra, Joseph Boakye Danquah Jr, has described as illegal and unfortunate an action of a task force team from the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly which pulled down a clinic and a pharmacy shop he was constructing in front of his house.

(FUNSI) WA EAST:
Invest in cottage industries - Khalid
Monday, February 01 2010

The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Mahmud Khalid, has appealed to stakeholders in the education sector to play their roles appropriately and support the non-formal education division to equip the illiterate adults with functional literacy skills.

NKWANTA NORTH:
Assembly to help establish NHIS office
Monday, February 01 2010

The Nkwanta North District Assembly has announced its readiness to
provide infrastructure for the National Health Insurance scheme (NHIS) office to be established in the district.

(KEJETIA) KMA:
Mighty "18" congratulates NDC
Monday, February 01 2010

The Kejetia Traders Association (Mighty "18"), has commended delegates to the just ended national congress of the ruling NDC in Tamale for political maturity that enabled the congress to become a big success.

YENDI:
Disabled appealed to district assemblies
Monday, February 01 2010

People Living With Disabilities (PWDs) in the eastern corridor of the
Northern Region have appealed to district assemblies in the corridor to consider their predicament when planning and executing development projects in their respective areas.

TAMALE:
Tamale Metro creates 3,300 jobs last year
Monday, February 01 2010

Tamale Metropolitan Assembly says it created about 3,300 jobs in 2009 under its infrastructural development project.

BEKWAI:
Asante-Bekwai NPP elects new officers
Monday, February 01 2010

A businessman, Mr Patrick Adu-Gyamfi, has been elected unopposed as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Constituency Chairman for Asante-Bekwai.   

HO:
UT to help change face of banking
Monday, February 01 2010

The UT Financial Services, is poised to bring innovations into Ghana’s banking sector.  

(KUMAWU) SEKYERE EAST:
Otumfuo warns chief against politics
Monday, February 01 2010

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has warned a chief in the Ashanti Region to quit active party politics or abdicate his stool.

OBUASI:
NPP elder locks up party office
Monday, February 01 2010

The Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Council of Elders in Obuasi, Mr Boadi Mensah, has locked up the party’s office since he no longer supports the party.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
Three arrested for attempting to lynch travellers
Monday, February 01 2010

Police personnel on local peace keeping mission in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo district have arrested three suspects for attempting to lynch three travelers from Accra-Amasaman to Garu-Tempane District in the Upper East Region.

ACCRA:
GPRTU in call for review of tolls
Monday, February 01 2010

The National Vice Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union, (GPRTU), Alhaji Eesa Tetteh has appealed  to Parliament to review the law on the recent toll fee which has increased by close to a thousand per cent.

NATIONAL:
Ghana revises GDP By 50%
Monday, February 01 2010

Ghana may revise up the size of its economy by 50 per cent, after underestimating growth for years, Standard Bank Plc said last week.

(TEMA) TMA:
Transport record to replace Bill of Lading
Monday, February 01 2010

The Ghana Shippers Council (GSC) has hinted that the issuance of Bill of Lading to shippers would be replaced with the transport record by the end of this year.

(SALTPOND) MFANTSIMAN:
NYEP asked to maintain health workers
Monday, February 01 2010

The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has been asked to rescind its decision to lay off interns who have been trained at medical facilities, under the Health Extension Module of the Programme.   

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKIM:
Porter charged with possessing "wee"
Monday, February 01 2010

A circuit court at Asamankese has remanded into prison custody Emmanuel Kwasi Kadjaku, a porter, for illegally possessing dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp. 

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Collapsed building kills three
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Three persons were killed when part of a five-storey hotel building under construction collapsed on some workers in Tarkwa last Sunday.

NATIONAL :
Bottled and sachet water to increase by 20 per cent
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The proposed 20 percent ad-valorem tax on bottled and sachet water as well as some other beverages is now bound to take effect as a stakeholder consensus has been reached over its implementation measures.

(KWABENYA) GA EAST :
Judge gives lenient sentence.
Tuesday, February 02 2010

A mother of two, Akosombo Nyantakyiwaah, broke down in uncontrollable tears before an Accra circuit court, pleading with the judge to reconsider  his decision to imprison her since she has no husband to take care of her two little children.

NATIONAL :
Dan Lartey to be buried on Feb. 6
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The burial of the late Dan Lartey will be held at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra, in the morning of Saturday, February 6, 2010.

CAPE COAST :
Judge advises the public.
Tuesday, February 02 2010

A Circuit Court Judge in Cape Coast, Mrs Florence Kai Otu on Monday, urged the public to endeavour to give their utmost respect to the courts of justice and adhere to its rules and procedures.

(TWIFO PRASO)TWIFO HEMAN LOWER DENKYIRA :
Unemployed in trouble.
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Kobina Danso, unemployed, from TwifoPraso was on Monday remanded in prison custody by a circuit court at Twifo Praso for allegedly stealing two mobile phones belonging to one Mr Samuel
Osei, a herbalist.

(TWIFO PRASO)TWIFO HEMAN LOWER DENKYIRA :
Fowl puts two in trouble
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Mr Seth Bio-Nyamekye, magistrate at the Twifo Praso district court, has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of two friends, who allegedly stole a fowl and jumped bail after their arrest.

NATIONAL :
CHRAJ begins investigations on FDB boss
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Commissioner of Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ),Mr. Justice Emile Short has said that the Commission was in the process of investigating alleged corruption charges against the Chief Executive Officer of Food and Drugs Board (FDB),  Dr. Stephen Opuni.

NATIONAL :
Ghana to become importer of food- Mahama
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has told the Ghanaian community in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that the government had drawn up agricultural policies to change Ghana from an importer to an exporter of food.

CAPE COAST :
Court charges driver.
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Cape Coast Metropolitan circuit court  has sentenced George Kobla Ehor, an articulator driver, to a fine of GH¢420 for careless and inconsiderate driving.

NATIONAL :
Black Stars arrive home to a tumultuous welcome
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Ghana’s National Soccer Team, the Black Stars, arrived home on Monday from Angola, after taking second place in the just ended African Cup of Nations.

CAPE COAST :
’Central Press’ newspaper launched
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has assured Ghanaians that the government would continue to create a congenial atmosphere to promote the rule of law and ensure total press freedom.

BOLGATANGA :
Gov’t urged to pay attention to Domestic Violence Victims
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Government has been urged to pay attention to Domestic Violence Victims, especially women and children, who are mostly a`ffected.

AWUTU SENYA:
More to be done on malaria.
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Awutu-Senya District Director of Health Services, Mrs Patricia Antwi has emphasized the need for stakeholders and the District Assembly to contribute their quota towards the reduction of malaria in the district.

NATIONAL :
Rains are normal-PMO
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The rainfall that occurred in certain parts of the country lately, does not indicate the beginning of the rainy season.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Two party system-not convenient
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The People’s Independent Movement (PIM), a pressure group, says a two-party system of Governance, which is being foisted on the people with the active involvement of the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA), cannot stand the test of time.

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA EAST :
Awe Secondary School gets ICT centre
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has inaugurated an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Center and library complex at the Awe Senior High School at Navrongo in the Upper East Region.

NATIONAL :
Vodafone contract still on-Veep
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Monday gave the assurance that the government had no intention of abrogating the deal with Vodafone Ghana despite some few concerns expressed about it.

JOMORO :
Educational facilities in WR schools deplorable
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Educational facilities in most districts of the Western Region are in a deplorable state and discouraging children from patronising the schools.

ELLEMBELLE :
Halt the carnage on the roads
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Member of Parliament (MP) Ellembelle, Hon. Emmanuel Armah Buah has urged commercial drivers and road users to launch a crusade to prevent road accidents in the country.

LAWRA:
Lawra Assembly moves to save lives
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Lawra District in the Upper West Region will by September this year get two health training schools to enable it train more health personnel.   

(BIMBILLA)NANUMBA NORTH:
Hospital cries for infrastructure assistance
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Authorities of the Bimbilla Hospital in the Nanumba North District, have appealed to government for infrastructure assistance to improve healthcare delivery.

HO:
Street muggings increase in Ho municipality
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Mr Samuel Owusu-Berko, Ho Municipal Police Commander, has appealed to residents of the municipality to avoid dangling their valuables as they walk the streets at night in view of the increasing cases of street muggings.

(TAMALE) TAMA:
Abudus vow to continue to boycott Dagbon peace talks
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Abudu Royal family in Dagbon, has resolved to stay out of discussions on the Dagbon peace process until a 2007 peace agreement is implemented.

HO:
Jurors asked to do their duty without prejudice
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The 2010/2011 criminal assizes of the Volta Region has been opened with a call on jurors to perform their constitutional duties devoid of favouritism, hatred and prejudices.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST:
Sissala East improves in childhood immunisation
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Sissala East District Health Service has made improvement in childhood immunisation, recording 91.7 percent for Tuberculosis in 2008 as against 97.6 per cent in 2009.  

KPANDAI:
Staff accommodation under construction
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Kpandai District Assembly is constructing 10 residential accommodation facilities for its staff to enhance efficient delivery of services.

(ANTWI-ADJEI-NKWANTA) ATWIMA MPONUA:
DCE emgages NDC foot soldiers
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The District Chief Executive for Atwima-Mponua, Mrs Theresah Adomako-Tawiah, has appealed to foot soldiers of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be more patient as the government works to put the economy on the path of growth.  

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST:
Swedru records 99 deaths through road accident
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Agona Swedru, A total of 99 persons died through 573 motor accidents in 2009 as against 55 in 2008 and 331 in 2008 in the Agona Swedru Police Divisional Area.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Acquire knowledge to become efficient - Police told
Tuesday, February 02 2010

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Patrick E. Timbillah, Ashanti Regional Police Commander, has stressed the need for police personnel to acquire more knowledge in order to prove equal to their task as law enforcment agents.

(GBI-AVEGA) HOHOE :
Gbi-Avega community gets potable water
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The people of Gbi-Avega now have pipe-borne wa¬ter, thanks to the assemblyman for Gbi Wegbe electoral area in the Volta Region.

(GOMOA POTSIN) GOMOA EAST:
"Protect streetlights from destruction"
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Electricity Company of Ghana and the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies have been asked to prevent the destruction of streetlights to ensure uninterrupted lighting of roads and streets.

EAST GONJA :
MInister commends Gonjas for peaceful succession
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Northern Regional Minister, designate Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, has commended the Gonja Traditional Council for successfully naming a successor to the late Yagbonwura Bawa Doshi.

OBUASI:
Mineworkers’ Union commends Anglogold
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Ghana Mineworkers’ Union of the Trades Union Congress has commended AngloGold Ashanti for offering Ghanaian nationals with the
requisite competencies and the opportunity to exhibit their potential within the Ghana operation and beyond.   

(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Mason jailed six months for fowl theft
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The Juaso Circuit Court presided over by Mr Justice S.K. Sarpong Appiah has sentenced a mason to six months imprisonment in hard labour for stealing two fowls.   

SABOBA:
CHRAJ intervention resolves case of forced marriage
Tuesday, February 02 2010

The intervention of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in the Saboba District of the Northern Region has helped to resolve the forced marriage between a 15-year-old junior high school student of Sanguli, a village near Saboba in the Northern Region, to a 70-year-old man in a nearby community.

SPORTS :
$20,000 for each Stars player
Wednesday, February 03 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has given $20,000 to each of the 23-man Black Stars team for their sterling performance at Angola 2010.

NATIONAL :
Ex - NHIA boss to be charged
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority, Ras Boateng is to be charged for willfully causing financial loss of four million Ghana cedis to the state.

(BAZUA) BAWKU :
Bawku gets new military barracks
Wednesday, February 03 2010

A new military barracks has been inaugurated at Bazua in the Bawku municipality in the Upper East Region.

PRU :
Pru opens up for more development
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The Pru District Assembly, with its headquarters at Yeji, is undertaking a major infrastructural development programme with the view to opening up the district and accelerating its pace of develop­ment.

(ETWEBO-AKOTI) SEFWI-WIAWSO :
Chirano Mines builds school blocks for Etwebo, Akoti
Wednesday, February 03 2010

Chirano Gold Mines Limited (CGML) has inaugurated two school blocks for the pupils of Etwebo and Akoti in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai and Sefwi Wiawso District Assembly in the Western Region.

(AGYAPONGKROM) ASUNAFO SOUTH :
Strange ’toilet’ disease hits residents
Wednesday, February 03 2010

A very strange disease which is making it very difficult for people to ease themselves has struck Agyapongkrom, a farming community in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo region.

PRESTEA-HUNI VALLEY :
Tension In Prestea Zongo
Wednesday, February 03 2010

here is simmering trouble in Prestea in the Western Region over the choice of an Imam for  town which has been without one since the death of Alhaji Abdulai Huseini about eight months ago.   

MPOHOR /WASSA EAST:
Palm industry gets strategic investor
Wednesday, February 03 2010

Unilever Ghana is to divest its interest or seek strategic partnership in two palm plantations it owns because of a significant decline in volumes and the unprofitable nature of the venture to focus on fast moving consumer products, an official of the company said in Accra.

(PANTANG) GA EAST :
Church donates GHC 6000
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The Adabraka Area Superintendent of the Apostolic Church of Ghana, Rev. Joseph Oware Boateng, has called  on the Ministry of Health to strengthen mental health delivery in all hospitals to facilitate the care and treatment of mental patients.

NATIONAL :
Single Spine salary still an issue.
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association has expressed misgivings about the Single Spine Salary structure saying it has serious limitations and will be detrimental to all public servants. 

NATIONAL :
Give school children chocolate.
Wednesday, February 03 2010

In a move to encourage the consumption of chocolates, the Managing Director of the Produce Buying Company Limited, Mr. Kojo Atakrah, has urged the manager of the School Feeding Programme to add a bar of chocolate to each pupil’s plate, as part of the feeding process.

NATIONAL :
DVLA new rates out.
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, DVLA, has started charging new rates for motor vehicle registration with very little protest from drivers and vehicle owners.

EAST AKIM :
Divorce cases increases.
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The rate at which family and divorce cases are being reported at some communities in the East Akim municipality became a hectic debate at the last ordinary meeting of the assembly.

AMA :
Okponglo slum to be demolished.
Wednesday, February 03 2010

A slum area that is developing around the Okponglo Water Reservoir in Accra is to be demolished within a week.

NATIONAL :
Is your child being bullied in school?
Wednesday, February 03 2010

Kids who get bullied and snubbed by peers may be more likely to have problems in other parts of their lives, past studies have shown. And now researchers have found at least three factors in a child’s behavior that can lead to social rejection.

NATIONAL :
GHC 11.9 million for NYEP salaries
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The government is currently spending GH¢11.9 million to pay the monthly salaries of 69,474 young persons employed under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).

(KPETOE) ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Blame chiefs for bush fires
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The assembly member for Kpetoe in the Ho-East Constituency of the
Adaklu-Anyigbe District, Mr James Agbemavi, has suggested that chiefs must be held accountable for deforestation and the out-break of bush fires in their areas.

(VAKPO)KPANDO:
Togbe Awuro installed as divisional chief at Vakpo
Wednesday, February 03 2010

Togbe Awuro V, known in private life as Charles Kungu, was last Sunday installed as a Senior Divisional Chief and the Nifa-hene of the Vakpo Traditional Area in the Kpando District of the Volta Region.

(KNUST) KUMASI:
KNUST expels 30 with fake results
Wednesday, February 03 2010

Thirty second-year students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been summarily expelled for presenting forged results slips and other illegal documents to secure admission to the university.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
One dead, others rendered homeless in violence
Wednesday, February 03 2010

One man lost his life and 387 people were rendered homeless last Sunday when a chieftaincy dispute between two factions at Temaa, a village near Nankpanduri in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District of the Northern Region, culminated in a flare up.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t to cut domestic borrowing
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The Government has signalled to cut the high domestic borrowing of GH¢5.4 billion or US$3.7 billion (25.1 per cent of GDP) to levels that will free up more money for lending to the private sector.

ACCRA:
School Feeding Programme interdicts Technical Officer
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The Ghana School Feeding Programme has interdicted Kwame Nuako, a technical officer who is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for alleged malfeasance. 

(BUSUNYA) NKORANZA NORTH:
Committee probes allegation against DCE
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, has inaugurated a three-member committee to look into allegations of misappropriation of funds and other related issues levelled against the District Chief Eexecutive for Nkoranza North, Mr Kwadwo Adjei-Dwomor.   

(AFLAO) KETU SOUTH:
Ghana/Togo to open additional entry point
Wednesday, February 03 2010

Ghana and Togo have agreed to open an additional entry point along their common frontier near Aflao, security sources in Aflao told the GNA.   

(ACCRA)AMA:
Mayor assues of socio-economic development
Wednesday, February 03 2010

Ghana to chart cause for socio-economic development - Vanderpuije
The Accra Mayor, Mr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, said the ’New Accra for a Better Ghana’ project would create enough room for social and economic activities to thrive.

HO:
Municipal NHIS Manager threatened
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The Acting Ho Municipal Health Insurance Scheme Manager, Mr Mawuko Tsigbe, have incurred the wrath of one of the Scheme’s service providers sanctioned recently by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

NATIONAL:
"We will account for every dollar" Mills
Wednesday, February 03 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills says government is poised to ensuring that every US dollar in the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) is well utilised to reduce poverty and bring improvement in the lives of the people.

NADOWLI:
DCE hosts NDC foot soldiers
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The Nadowli District Chief Executive, Mr. Abu K. Kansangbata, has observed that nobody in the National Democratic Congress is "bigger" than the foot soldiers whose sweat and hard work won power for the party in 2008.   

NATIONAL:
Unilever to divest interest in oil palm plantations
Wednesday, February 03 2010

Unilever Ghana is to divest its interest or seek strategic partnership in two palm plantations it owns because of a significant decline in volumes and the unprofitable nature of the venture to focus on fast moving consumer products, an official of the company said in Accra on Tuesday.

(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Photographer remanded for defiling six-year-old girl
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The Juaso Circuit Court has remanded a 20-year-old photographer into prison custody for defiling a six-year-old girl.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
GH¢11.9 million spent on 69,474 NYEP employees
Wednesday, February 03 2010

The government is currently spending GH¢11.9 million to pay the monthly salaries of 69,474 young persons employed under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).

NATIONAL:
Gov’t defends increase in road tolls
Wednesday, February 03 2010

Government says it has been compelled to institute the new road tolls because the Road Fund has been over-committed and unable to fulfill its obligations.

(ZUARUNGU) BOLGATANGA :
Government to rehabilitate irrigation dams
Thursday, February 04 2010

The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has announced that government will rehabilitate more irrigation dams to facilitate small-scale irrigation farming during the off season.

NATIONAL:
US hails Ghana’s track record
Thursday, February 04 2010

The United States government has commended Ghana for the progress it has made in the fight against drug trafficking, saying the gains are impressive.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Parliament intervenes in Achimota School saga
Thursday, February 04 2010

Parliament has jumped into the Achimota School land debate, directing the office of the Chief Justice and other relevant state institutions to look into reports of widespread encroachment onto the school’s lands.

BOLGATANGA :
Biometric passport to protect Ghana’s image
Thursday, February 04 2010

The Upper East Regional Information Officer, Mr. Nelson Ayamga Mba has noted that the introduction of the Biometric Passport on April 1 would help eliminate fraud and protect the image of the country.

FEATURE :
Text message that robbed Ghanaians of sleep
Thursday, February 04 2010

It was not a good news at all for Madam Mary Akosua Darkwaa, a 63-year-old trader at Abesim, near Sunyani, to wake up in the middle of the night to receive a call from his son, who rang from Koforidua to alert her to vacate her room due to news of an impending earthquake.

SUNYANI :
Drivers in Sunyani demand reduction in new road tolls
Thursday, February 04 2010

Commercial drivers in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region are demanding an immediate reduction in newly-introduced road and bridge tolls.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Sekondi Prisons, hell on earth
Thursday, February 04 2010

Members of the Western Regional Security Council (REGSEC) were on Monday openly exposed to the horrifying- and deplorable conditions at the Sekondi Male Prisons.

NATIONAL :
Methodist church still unraveling rape issue.
Thursday, February 04 2010

The disciplinary committee of the Methodist Church dealing with allegations of rape against its administrative bishop met Wednesday, media report has said.

NATIONAL :
What internet addiction exposes.
Thursday, February 04 2010

Internet addicts who devote much of their lives to browsing the Web are more likely to show signs of depression, British researchers have found.

AMA :
Former Information minister and wife in the news again.
Thursday, February 04 2010

The Accra Fast Track High Court Wednesday withdrew its order which directed that the passports of a former Minister of Information; Mr Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, and his wife, Zuleika, be confiscated.

NATIONAL :
Energy crisis looms
Thursday, February 04 2010

Ghana’s capacity to generate energy for industrial, commercial and domestic use is in serious crisis because of the failure of mining companies, industries, ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to pay the huge sums of money they owe the Volta River Authority (VRA).

BAWKU :
Bawku Central MP to open defence February 10
Thursday, February 04 2010

The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Adamu Daramani Sakande, who is accused of holding dual citizenship, will, on February 10, 2010, open his defence.

BAWKU :
Bawku Killer Grabbed
Thursday, February 04 2010

The Police in Bawku municipality have arrested one person believed to be part of the gang of four gunmen who shot and killed 35-year-old Abdulla Suragu at Tambe community close to Garu-Tempane district in the Upper East Region, on Saturday January 30, 2010.

NATIONAL :
World Cancer day today.
Thursday, February 04 2010

Today is World Cancer Day.  The day set aside to create awareness on cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

TEMA :
Tema library has high patronage
Thursday, February 04 2010

A total of 2880 adults and children’s books were borrowed from the Tema Metropolitan Library in 2009 by registered members.

NATIONAL:
Controversy over Ad-valorem tax
Thursday, February 04 2010

The Finance Ministry has constituted a Technical Committee to examine and explain parliament’s position on the ad valorem tax on bottled water.

NATIONAL :
Technology promoted.
Thursday, February 04 2010

The School of Technology (SOT) of the Ghana Institute of Management and Professional Studies (GIMPS), is celebrating its premier technology week on the main theme: "Industry - Academia partnership: A fillip to national ICT development."

NATIONAL :
Former US President in Ghana next week.
Thursday, February 04 2010

Former US President; Jimmy Carter, will lead the African Regional Conference on the Right of Access to Information in Accra from February  7- February 9 in Accra, under the auspices of the Carter Centre and its partners in Africa.

NATIONAL :
Pay up your bills.
Thursday, February 04 2010

The Volta River Authority is warning electricity consumers who have defaulted in honouring their bills to pay up by the end of February or be disconnected.

ADENTA :
Police arrest three.
Thursday, February 04 2010

The Adenta police have arrested the three remaining suspected land guards who have, for the past few years, been harassing residents of East Adenta.

BIRIM CENTRAL :
NADMO district co ordinator passes away.
Thursday, February 04 2010

The Birim Central Metropolitan NADMO Co-ordinator is dead. Mr. Yaw Awuku Frimpong was 46.

(AKOTOSHIE) GA WEST:
Borehole cause tragedy
Thursday, February 04 2010

Two out of three persons who were trapped in a borehole at Akotoshie, a farming community in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra region, have been reported dead.

GUSHEGU:
Rice farmers appeal to government
Thursday, February 04 2010

Government’s quest to enhance Ghana ’s food security through the block farming and youth in agriculture programmes is making some inroads in the Northern Region as farmers can boast of bumper harvest this year.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
Winneba University establishes more study centres
Thursday, February 04 2010

The University of Education, Winneba, is providing support services to address challenges facing teachers undertaking the Distance Learning Programme.   

(KPETOE) ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Kpetoe R/C Primary gets modern classroom block
Thursday, February 04 2010

A GH¢134,432 modern classroom block for the Kpetoe Roman Catholic (RC) Primary School in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District has been completed and handed over to the school.

MAMPONG:
Mampong Chiefs urged to protect stools
Thursday, February 04 2010

The occupant of the silver stool of Ashanti, Dasebre Osei Bonsu II, has advised royalty in the various communities in the Mampong Traditional Area to ensure that their stools are well protected.

BOLGATANGA:
Alumni proposes conflict prevention courses
Thursday, February 04 2010

The National Executive Committee of the University for Development Studies (UDS) Alumni Association, has proposed the establishment of a training Unit or centre on conflict prevention, Management and Resolution at the University.

(KNUST) KUMASI:
Sex for grades, KNUST officials downplay research findings
Thursday, February 04 2010

The Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has downplayed research findings suggesting lecturers demand sexual favours from female students in exchange for academic grades.

(BEPOSO) SEKYERE CENTRAL:
Community demands transfer of midwife
Thursday, February 04 2010

A midwife at the Beposo Clinic in the Sekyere Central District has irked the chiefs and people of the area, who are now demanding her transfer for disrespect and poor human relations.  

(ODUMASE AFRANCHO) ATWIMA KWANWOMA:
Elders appeal to Asantehene over land sales
Thursday, February 04 2010

The divisional heads of Odumase Afrancho in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region, have appealed to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to restrain the Odikro of the town, Nana Acheamfour II, from disposing of stool lands.

BIBIANI/ANHWIASO/BEKWAI:
Chirano Mines builds school blocks for Etwebo, Akoti
Thursday, February 04 2010

Chirano Gold Mines Limited (CGML) has inaugurated two school blocks for pupils of the Etwebo and Akoti in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai and Sefwi Wiawso District Assembly  in the Western Region.

(SENCHI) ASUOGYAMAN:
Boost for tourism in Eastern Region
Thursday, February 04 2010

The Eastern Region Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has urged District Assemblies to sponsor the youth in their areas to do courses that are related to tourism.   

(PWALUGU) TALENSI NABDAM :
Northern Star Tomato Company ready for production
Friday, February 05 2010

The Northern Star Tomato Company (NSTC) at Pwalugu near Bolgatanga is ready to start production, the consultant for the project, Mr. Charles Gunu, has said.

BONGO :
CSM killed 25 people in 2009 in Upper East
Friday, February 05 2010

The Upper East Region, between January 2009 and December 2009, recorded 25 deaths as a result of the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM).

(SEFWI-NKATEASO) BIBIANI-ANHWIASO-BEKWAI :
Pit collapses on 15-year old girl
Friday, February 05 2010

A 15-year old girl died in a tragic accident at Sefwi-Nkateaso near Awaso in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso- Bekwai District of the Western Region, when an old pit from which she was digging red clay collapsed on her.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t lifts ban on recruitment into Armed Forces
Friday, February 05 2010

The Government has lifted last year’s ban on recruitment of new soldiers into the Ghana armed Forces. The Army has therefore renewed recruitment of new soldiers into the military this year.

NATIONAL :
Zoomlion to extend its tentacles to Angola
Friday, February 05 2010

Ghana’s biggest waste management company Zoomlion says its completion of a contract to clean Angolan stadiums for the CAF 2010 tournament is not the end of its operations in the oil-rich country.

(ENCHI) AOWIN SUAMAN :
Brentu Senior High School cries for help
Friday, February 05 2010

The Aowin-Suaman District Chief Executive, Hon. Oscar Ofori Larbi, has appealed to the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to come to the aid of Brentu Senior High Technical School at Enchi in the Aowin Suaman District of the Western Region in view of the deplorable state of some of the buildings in the school.

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA :
More herbal medicines introduced.
Friday, February 05 2010

Mrs. Ellen Semenhyia Acheampong, Chief Executive of Se Menhyia Herbal Clinic at Kasoa in the Central Region has called on the government to support traditional herbal medicine practitioners to export their products.

(NKROFUL) ELLEMBELLE :
Nkroful citizen unhappy about lull in Nkrumah centenary celebrations
Friday, February 05 2010

A resident of Nkroful, the birthplace of Ghana’s first president is asking the Nkrumah Centenary Celebrations Committee to put in efforts to revive the waning public interest in the events marking the 100th birthday of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Two arrested for arson
Friday, February 05 2010

Two persons have been arrested by the Koforidua Municipal Police Command for setting fire at ’Pintoa Wala’ in Koforidua to obstruct the construction of an ultra modern Bus terminal for the metro buses.

GA SOUTH :
MCE condemns action.
Friday, February 05 2010

The Local Government Ministry says it has no immediate plans to institute disciplinary action against assembly members of the Ga South Municipal Assembly.

(ACHIMOTA) GA EAST :
Sewerage issue again.
Friday, February 05 2010

The health of students of Achimota School in Accra is under threat as its entire sewerage system is collapsed forcing human excreta and other hazardous materials to gush out through chambers on campus.

(ZAARE) BOLGATANGA :
Government to empower women entrepreneurs
Friday, February 05 2010

The Upper East Regional Minister Hon. Mark Woyongo, has said government has put in place plans to empower women who are into businesses in the region to enable them develop their businesses into large scale ones.

(AKYEM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
Rapist on the loose.
Friday, February 05 2010

A number of women at Akyem Oda in the Eastern region have fingered a man whom they claim has been sexually assaulting them in the dead of night when they are asleep.

NATIONAL :
Is your brain effective?
Friday, February 05 2010

Newsweek’s Sharon Begley recently wrote that "With the nation’s 78 million baby boomers approaching the age of those dreaded "where did I leave my keys?"

NATIONAL :
Do you know why you are broke?
Friday, February 05 2010

There has been a lot of talk about inflation, depression and recession lately. There are only two ways to really "shield" yourself from the dire news that are flooding the media left and right; one is to move to a remote cave in the Himalayas. The second (and easier) option is... to transform your current "prosperity vibration".

AWUTU SENYA:
Roads to be reconstructed.
Friday, February 05 2010

The US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has committed $12,338,958 for road construction on the Bontrase, Awutu-Senya Road in the Central Region and its link roads in the Eastern Region in order to support the Millennium Development Authority’s (MIDA) aim of intensifying horticultural production in the agricultural areas.

(AWOSHIE) GA WEST:
Wesley Grammmar supported
Friday, February 05 2010

The Wesley Grammar Old Students Association, has presented  various educational materials to the school to promote the academic performance of students and improve teaching and learning in the school.

(GOMOA KWEIKROM) GOMOA WEST :
Town adopted
Friday, February 05 2010

Gomoa Kweikrom a deprived community in the Central region has been adopted by the a US base charity group, Cleagle Revelations International.

(GWOLLU) SISSALA WEST:
Health Director pushes for efficiency
Friday, February 05 2010

The Sissala West District Director of Health Services, Madam Grace Tanye, has reminded health personnel that access to quality health care services is a right that must be enjoyed by all citizens. 

NATIONAL:
VRA seeks 150% rise in tariffs
Friday, February 05 2010

The Volta River Authority is asking for tariffs increases of over 150 per cent.

(KUMASI) KMA:
"Suspend new tolls for broader consultation"
Friday, February 05 2010

A private business man in Kumasi has called for the suspension of the recent announcement of the increase in road and bridge tolls until the concerns of all stakeholders have been considered in the determination of the rates.   

ACCRA:
"National Security Officer" before court
Friday, February 05 2010

A self styled National Security Officer, Nana Osei Kwadwo, who allegedly defrauded George Oti Boateng of GH¢ 25,000 under the pretext of supplying him three Mercedes Benz buses appeared before an Accra Circuit Court on Thursday.

NATIONAL:
AGI calls on gov’t to salvage textile industry
Friday, February 05 2010

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has called on the government to intervene immediately to salvage the Akosombo Textile Limited (ATL), as a result of non-availability of residual fuel (black oil) to power their equipment.

KETU NORTH :
Multi-purpose educational facility abandoned
Friday, February 05 2010

A €99,000 Euro multi-purpose facility at Tornu-Dzodze in ’the Ketu North District of the Volta Region has become a white elephant, as residents have refused to patronize it.

(KONONGO) ASANTE AKIM NORTH:
Daasebre Boateng tasks Ghanaians
Friday, February 05 2010

Daasebre Professor Emeritus Oti Boateng, Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Area, has called on Ghanaians to allow truth guide them in all their endeavours.  

KPANDO:
Four institutions receive motorbikes
Friday, February 05 2010

The Kpando District Assembly bas provided 10 motorbikes to four institutioms with the view to strengthening their capacity to deliver their mandatory services to the people in the fields of education, decentralisation and revenue.

(AVEYIME) NORTH TONGU:
Praire to expand rice production
Friday, February 05 2010

Prairie Volta Limited, producers of rice at Aveyime in the Volta Region, is seeking to expand its operations to the Accra Plains and areas around Sogakope in the Volta Region.

ACCRA:
NPP stands at the crossroads-Frimpong-Boateng
Friday, February 05 2010

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, a leading member of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has cautioned delegates and aspirants who would be attending the party’s national delegates’ congress later this month to avoid electoral manipulations. 

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST:
Health Directorate protects pregnant women
Friday, February 05 2010

The Sissala East District Health Directorate is registering pregnant women in communities as well monitoring their pregnancy development through a follow-up programme.

BOLGATANGA :
GWCL seals fire hydrants in Bolga
Saturday, February 06 2010

All the fire hydrants in the Bolgatanga Municipality, have for years now been sealed by the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).

BUILSA
Builsa customary lands to be demarcated
Saturday, February 06 2010

The Builsa District in the Upper East Region has been selected for the demarcation and survey of "allodia" boundaries of its customary lands.

BONGO : Accidents reduce in Upper East
Saturday, February 06 2010

The Upper East Region recorded 109 accidents with 34 deaths in 2009, as against 115 accidents with 59 deaths in 2008.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Tarkwa Municipality to be relocated ?
Saturday, February 06 2010

The recent sad news from Haiti in the North Atlantic Sea should signal residents in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality in the Western Region that they must be relocated as they are not safe in case of the slightest earth tremor.

NATIONAL :
GPRTU calls for road toll review
Saturday, February 06 2010

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), has appealed to the Minister of Roads and Highways to review the recently introduced toll rates downwards to enable vehicle owners to break even.

NATIONAL :
Veep defends 1000% increment in road tolls
Saturday, February 06 2010

The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama has defended the recent increment in road tolls which is about a thousand percent.

(DORBOR) TAIN :
Fulani herdsmen warned
Saturday, February 06 2010

The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Eric Opoku, has called on all nationals from the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), particularly Fulanis living in the country not to take undue advantage of the ECOWAS Protocol and the usual Ghanaian hospitality to perpetrate crime.

(HALF ASSINI) JOMORO :
Jomoro fishermen in battle
Saturday, February 06 2010

Fishermen at Half Assini in the Jomoro District of the Western Region have vowed to defy the order banning them from using light in their fishing activities, because the old system of fishing was no more profitable.
 

PRU :
Pru District Assembly register all basic school children under NHIS
Saturday, February 06 2010

The Pru District Assembly is to register all school children at the basic level in the district under the National Health Insurance Scheme to enable them to enjoy free health care.

ELLEMBELLE :
NHIS at Ellembelle to take off soon
Saturday, February 06 2010

As part of preparations towards the establishment of the Ellembelle District National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) office, a day’s workshop has been held for guarantors and agents of the scheme, to enable them know their duties.

NATIONAL :
Dan Lartey "Domestication" goes home
Saturday, February 06 2010

The remains of elderly statesman, Dan Lartey will be interred at the Osu cemetery today.

NATIONAL:
International focus on Ghana intensifies
Sunday, February 07 2010

Accra will host government leaders and investors from over 30 countries at the Africa Investment Forum on February 8–10, an official statement has said.

(ABAMKROM) GOMOA WEST:
Work on CHIPS in Gomoa West to commence soon
Sunday, February 07 2010

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa West, Mr Francis Kojo Arthur has cut sod for commencement of work on the Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) for Abamkrom, Akyempim and Mfantseman communities in the area.  

ACCRA:
Aqua Vitens pushes for tax on sachet water
Sunday, February 07 2010

Stakeholders in the water and sanitation sectors have expressed support for the proposed 20 per cent tax on packaged water.   

(PARLIAMENT) ACCRA:
No tax incentive for spare parts dealers – Tetteh
Sunday, February 07 2010

Technological Innovation Centre which aims at establishing a training centre for the manufacture of high precision capital goods and machine components will be established in Ghana soon.   

(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN:
Akosombo Textiles to resume full operation Monday
Sunday, February 07 2010

The Akosombo Textiles Limited says it will resume full operation from Monday when expected consignments of residual fuel oil (black oil) is supplied to the factory.  

(TAMALE) TAMA:
Armed Forces in call for collaboration
Sunday, February 07 2010

The Northern Regional Command of the Ghana Armed Forces has called on all the other security agencies to effectively collaborate in the fight against violent crime and maintain civil order to ensure social security and peace in the region.   

(AGONA NSABA) AGONA EAST:
New assembly focuses on improved health
Sunday, February 07 2010

The Agona East District Assembly is to undertake a number of interventions to improve health delivery in the newly created district. 

BIBIANI/ANHWIASO/BEKWAI:
Driver killed in road accident
Sunday, February 07 2010

A cab driver was on Thursday night killed in a car crash at Sefwi-Anhwiaso near Bibiani in the Western Region.    

(CASTLE) AMA :
Independent body to manage oil money
Monday, February 08 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills says the government intends to establish an independent body to manage the revenue expected from the country’s oil resource to ensure transparency and effective management.

NATIONAL :
Ban on tomato paste import lifted
Monday, February 08 2010

The Head of Marketing and Public Relations of Ghana Standards Board, Kofi Amponsah Bediako, has indicated that the ban on tomato paste import has been lifted.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Armed robber jailed 100 years
Monday, February 08 2010

A 20-year-old armed robber who killed a pregnant woman and critically injured her husband in an attack in May last year is to spend the next 100 years in jail.

(BIBIANI) BIBIANI-ANHWIASO-BEKWAI :
Farmer remanded arson
Monday, February 08 2010

A 48-year-old farmer at Nsiakrom near Sefwi-Bethlehem, Kwame Kusi, standing trial at the Bibiani Magistrate Court for arson, has been remanded into prison custody.

(BAYEREBON-NUMBER-ONE) BIBIANI-ANHWIASO-BEKWAI :
Residents in a state of shock
Monday, February 08 2010

Bayerebon-Number-One, a community in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District, has been thrown into a state of shock, grief and mourning, following the discovery of the dead body of a 29-year old farmer, who went missing a month ago.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Tragedy on hockey pitch
Monday, February 08 2010

Tragedy hit Ghana hockey last Saturday when a 62-year-old player of Citizens club collapsed during a friendly match and died 30 minutes later at the Trust Hospital at Osu, Accra.

(BOGOSO) PRESTEA HUNI-VALLEY :
Journalists asked to be civil
Monday, February 08 2010

The District Chief Executive of Prestea-Huni Valley District Assembly in the Western Region, Hon. Robert Wisdom Cudjoe has told journalists to avoid the use of vulgar language in both the print and electronic media because it demeans the country’s infant democracy.

TALENSI NABDAM :
Talensi-Nabdam connects 3 communities with electricity
Monday, February 08 2010

The Talensi-Nabdam District in the Upper East Region has spent GHC 59,280 to con­nect three communities in the district to the national grid for electricity.

AOWIN-SUAMAN :
Aowin-Suaman to set up industrial site for artisans
Monday, February 08 2010

The Aowin-Suaman District in the Western Region has acquired 26 acres for use as an industrial site for artisans and other professionals in the informal sector.

ASUNAFO NORTH :
MP supports seven health facilities
Monday, February 08 2010

The Member of Parliament for Asunafo North Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region, Hon. Robert Sarfo-Mensah, has donated hospital equipment to seven health facilities in the Asunafo North Municipality, at a cost of GHC 20.000.

NATIONAL:
World Bank approves information bill
Monday, February 08 2010

The Vice President of the World Bank Institute, Dr. Sanjay Pradhan says the World Bank Board has approved access to information bill to make the operations of the bank more accessible and effective.

NATIONAL:
“Access to Information is a basic human right” Jimmy Carter
Monday, February 08 2010

Former US President, Jimmy Carter has told the African Regional
Conference on the Right of Access to Information in Accra that he has no doubt Ghana will pass the right of access to information bill.

NATIONAL:
Government will support media- Veep
Monday, February 08 2010

The Vice President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has reiterated
government’s support to the media and journalists to report freely, critically, responsibly in enhancing democracy and development in the country.

JASIKAN:
Alternative Dispute Resolution now at the doorsteps
Monday, February 08 2010

Participants at a special sensitization programme on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at Jasikan have advocated for conscious capacity building strategies for stakeholders towards a steady growth and development of the latest approach in the country’s justice delivery system.  

HOHOE:
Midwifery Training School faces closure
Monday, February 08 2010

The Hohoe Midwifery Training School risks closure due to an eminent water crisis, Ms Narki Doku, Principal of the School has said. 

YENDI:
Assembly holds Performance Review Workshop
Monday, February 08 2010

The Yendi Municipal Assembly in the Northern Region has held a three-day performance review workshop as part of processes towards the development of the Medium Term Development Plan for the Municipality, under the national development policy framework 2010-2013.

HO:
Herbalist in court for manslaughter
Monday, February 08 2010

A herbalist, Moses Tsiteh, and Christian Adzako, a Junior High School pupil,  appeared before a Ho High Court for manslaughter.

KARAGA:
Mental/epileptic patients get working tools
Monday, February 08 2010

Seventy mental and epidemic patients drawn from seven districts of the Northern Region have benefited from equipment and working tools.

ACCRA:
Appreciate the value of competitors - Dr Asamoa-Tutu
Monday, February 08 2010

Dr Austin Asamoa-Tutu, a leading member of the ruling National
Democratic Congress (NDC), has tasked the national executives of the party to appreciate the contributions of competitors in elections.

LEDZOKUKU/KROWOR:
Victims to pay for cost of demolition - MCE
Monday, February 08 2010

The Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Chief Executive says the Assembly intends surcharging owners of some properties which were demolished over the weekend to pay for the cost of the exercise.

KPANDO:
Best Chilli farm threatened by wilt disease
Monday, February 08 2010

The biggest Bird’s Eye Chilli farm in the country is being threatened by the wilt disease.

(BONTRASE) AWUTU SENYA:
75 km of feeder roads to be rehabilitated
Monday, February 08 2010

A sod-cutting ceremony for the rehabilitation of 75 kilometers of feeder roads in the Central Region has been performed at Bontrase in the Awutu Senya District of the Central Region.

(TAMALE) TAMA:
NGO supports mental patients with tools
Monday, February 08 2010

BasicNeeds, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) has supported 70 mental and epileptic patients from seven districts of the Northern Region with working tools and equipment.   

NATIONAL:
Ghana is second highest donor to Haiti
Monday, February 08 2010

Ghana has been noted as the second highest donor to Haita after Guyana based on donor countries’ Gross Domestic Product (GPD)

NATIONAL:
Police to recruit 2,000 more personnel
Monday, February 08 2010

The Ghana Police Service has been given the green light to recruit 2,000 personnel to augment the strength of the service this year.

(ACHIMOTA) AMA:
CJ wades into Achimota School case
Monday, February 08 2010

Chief Justice Georgina Wood, has directed an Appeal Court judge to sit as an additional High Court judge on a day-to-day basis to ensure the expeditious disposal of an outstanding case regarding the ownership of a piece of land in dispute at the Achimota School area.

NATIONAL:
NHIS makes 53% savings
Monday, February 08 2010

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), last year made a savings of GH¢6,451,267.00 representing 53 per cent of its budget for 2009.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Parliament to vet new ministerial appointees tomorrow
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Three key majority front benchers will face the Appointments Committee of Parliament for vetting beginning Wednesday February 9, despite the raging storm over their nomination for Ministerial jobs.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Water Shortage : Experts to arrive on Thursday
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Experts from Ballest-Nedam, the Dutch company that installed the control panel at the intake pump station of the Weija Headworks are expected in Ghana on Thursday morning from South Africa to help repair the machine

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
85 Bodies Missing From Morgue
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Five casual workers and some officials of the Koforidua Regional Hospital are being questioned by the New Juaben police in connection with the loss of 85 bodies from the hospital’s mortuary.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Acute water shortage forces car-wash ban
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Deputy Works, Housing and Water Resources Minister Dr Hannah Bissiw has said the ministry has placed a temporary ban on businesses that use a lot of water for their operations in Accra.

NATIONAL :
Ministries in tug-of-war over biometric passports
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and the Passport Office are embroiled in a dispute over which of the two institutions has the mandate to issue biometric passports in the country.

LOWER MANYA KROBO:
MP battles assembly.
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The Lower Manya Krobo District Assembly is on a war of attrition with the Member of Parliament for the area Michael Tei Nyaunu.

AHANTA WEST :
Sixteen wells ready for oil production
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Construction works have been completed on 16 out of the 17 wells expected for the first phase commercial oil production scheduled to commence in the country by the last quarter of the year, the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Nana Boakye Asafu-Adjaye, has said

AGONA WEST :
Constituency chairman elected.
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Mr Evans Addison Onumah, a US based businessman, has been elected constituency chairman of the Agona West New Patriotic Party at a delegates’ conference held at Agona Nyakrom.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
School children still roam the streets
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Many children still roam the streets of Koforidua selling during school hours in spite of the Capitation Grant and other educational intervention by government to ensure that every child of school going age has access to education.

(TWIFO PRASO) TWIFO HEMAN LOWER DENKYIRA :
Abortion caused with birth control?
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The medical director in charge of the Twifo Praso Government Hospital, Dr. John Benjamin Annan, has expressed concern about the rate at which teenage girls in the area carry out abortions with a particular birth control drug.

TEMA :
Cops smeared with human excreta.
Tuesday, February 09 2010

A remand prisoner at the Tema Community Two police cells, has smeared human excreta on the station’s Crime Officer and two other officials to prevent his transfer to the Nsawam prison.

(ADOMI BRIDGE) ASUOGYAMAN :
Efficiency of axle weighing equipment questioned?
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Heavy duty truck drivers plying the Adomi Bridge route have appealed to the Ghana Standards Board to examine the axle weighing equipment on the Adom Bridge.

STMA :
STMA to collect own revenue
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) has rescinded its policy to use private contractors to collect revenue in the metropolis.

BEREKUM :
Make student nurses serve in rural areas - Minister appeals
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minis­ter, Hon. Eric Opoku has appealed to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to design suitable after training programmes which will require student nurses to serve in rural areas where the bulk of the vulnerable in the society live and work.

NATIONAL:
Africa malaria drugs ’low-grade’
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Africans suffering from malaria may be getting sub-standard treatment, a study by US-based experts has suggested.

WA:
Officer suggests court action against stray animals’ owners
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The Wa Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Mr. Henry Bagah, has called for the arrest and prosecution of people who allow their animals to roam the streets and cause fatal motor accidents leading to the death of motorists and other road users.

(MANSO NKWANTA) AAMANSIE WEST:
"Let’s use local language for lower primary"
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The District Chief Executive for Amansie West, Mr Charles Oti-Prempeh, has advocated the use of local language for teaching at the pre-school and lower primary levels.

(SEKURUWA) MAMPONG:
Wildfire runs down community
Tuesday, February 09 2010

A raging fire has left a trail of massive destruction of property and food stocks running into thousands of cedis in the Asante-Mampong Municipality.

TAMALE:
Minister pledges strong tie with the media
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The Northern Regional Minister designate, Mr Moses Bukari Magbenba, has pledged to work closely with the media in the region to promote peace and development.

SOUTH DAYI:
Weto Rural Bank assists farmers
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The Weto Rural Bank at Kpeve in the South Dayi District has granted loans to the total sum of GH¢2.1 million to seven Farmer-Based Organisations (FBOs) in the Kpando and Hohoe Districts to assist them undertake commercial agriculture with emphasis on the cultivation of exportable crops.

(SUBIN) KMA:
NDC vows to make inroads in Kumasi
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Leaders and party faithfuls of the National Democratic Congress in the Kumasi Metropolis, have been urged to work hard in order to increase the party’s votes in the area come 2012.

TAMALE:
Vegetable farmers use polluted water for irrigation
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Some vegetable farmers in Tamale are using polluted water that runs through gutters and big drains in some parts of the the metropolis to irrigate their vegetable crops.

(MPREMIASE) AMANSIE WEST:
MP supports five health centres with GH¢20,000 items
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Amansie-West, Mrs Grace Addo,
has presented items valued at about GH¢ 20,000 in support of five health facilities in the area.

NKWANTA SOUTH:
Fire destroys part of Nkwanta market
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Part of the Nkwanta central market in the Volta Region was razed down by fire last Sunday morning when most of the inhabitants were in church.

KPANDAI:
Three schools get new classroom blocks
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Three primary schools in the Kpandai District of the Northern Region have been provided with new classroom blocks.

NKWANTA NORTH:
Youth in agriculture programme yet to take-off
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The youth in Agriculture programme which is being implemented in most of the districts under the National Youth Employment programme is yet to take-off in the Nkwanta North District.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST:
New hospital for Sissala East soon
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The Sissala East District Health Director, Mr. Joseph Bolibie has announced that the Directorate has acquired a piece of land with the assistance of Mr Richard Babini Kanton of Tumu Kuoro and the assembly for the construction of a district hospital.

HOHOE:
Worawora Nurses Training School to reactivated
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Mr Joseph Z. Amenowode, the Volta Regional Minister, has announced that plans were advanced to reactivate the defunct Worawora Nurses Training School into a Midwifery Training institution.

(FADAMA) AMA:
Robbers invade Accra suburb
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Residents of Fadama, a suburb of Accra and its environs, are living in a state of fear and apprehension as they are being harrased and terrorised on daily basis by a notorious armed robbery group.

NATIONAL:
Ghana, Italy sign agreement on security
Tuesday, February 09 2010

Ghana and Italy have signed an agreement on enhancing Security and Co-operation in the fight against human trafficking, smuggling and illegal immigration. 

ACCRA:
Third pump to be restored soon - Water Company
Tuesday, February 09 2010

The Ghana Water Company Limited has restored water supply to parts of Accra including Kaneshie, Mataheko, Dansoman and other areas within the low pressure zones.

(AFIENYA) TMA :
Bomb explosion leaves man dead
Wednesday, February 10 2010

Residents at Afienya Zongo, a suburb of Tema in the Greater Accra Region are living in fear following a bomb explosion yesterday afternoon, which left one person dead.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Health extension workers under NYEP to be laid off
Wednesday, February 10 2010

The hope of personnel working under the Health Extension Module of the National Youth Employment programme to have a permanent job would soon be dashed as a directive have been given to some hospitals authorities to sack such personnel.

SUNYANI :
Poverty levels in Ghana reducing - Survey reveals
Wednesday, February 10 2010

National Poverty Headcount has reduced from 39.5 percent in 1998/1999 to 28.5 percent in 2005/2006, a report by the Ghana Living Standard Survey has revealed.

ASUTIFI :
New Nursing Training Schools for Brong Ahafo
Wednesday, February 10 2010

Three nursing training institutions have been earmarked for construction in the Brong Ahafo Region.

BOLGATANGA :
Freed convict re-arrested
Wednesday, February 10 2010

A man who was acquitted by a court in Bolgatanga on Monday has been re-arrested.

NATIONAL :
Biometric Voter Register for 2012 Elections
Wednesday, February 10 2010

The Head of IT at the Electoral Commission, (EC), Mr. Peter Akumiah, has said that Ghana will employ the use of a Biometric Voter Register for the 2012 elections.

AHANTA WEST :
Emerging oil industry hypes living standards in W/R
Wednesday, February 10 2010

The standard of living in the Western region, with Sekondi-Takoradi as the capital is getting higher and higher everyday.

JAMAN SOUTH:
Strange Animal invades Jaman
Wednesday, February 10 2010

Latest report from Boadai a farming community in the Jaman-South district of the Brong Ahafo Region say the Goaso wildlife control unit has adopted measures to control the invasion of a wild strange animal believed to be a buffalo which is threatening the life’s of residents in the area.

(KNUST) KMA:
KNUST readies for oil, gas industry
Wednesday, February 10 2010

A three-day workshop, aimed at building the capacity and skills of professionals and stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, opened at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi on Tuesday.   

(PARLIAMENT) ACCRA:
My Mandate will witness more jobs - E.T Mensah
Wednesday, February 10 2010

The minister designate for Employment and Social Welfare, Mr. Enoch Teye Mensah says supervising the creation of a congenial environment for private businesses to thrive will be the main pillar of his mandate.

(EJURA) EJURA-SEKYEDUMASE:
Ejura bares teeth at Fulani herdsmen
Wednesday, February 10 2010

The people of Ejura in the Ashanti Region have resolved to deal ruthlessly with Fulani herdsmen who are invading the town in their numbers.

(DABALA)SOUTH TONGU:
World Bank to support rice farming in Ghana - Veep
Wednesday, February 10 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has announced that the government was negotiating with the World Bank to support Ghanaian farmers to increase rice production. 

JIRAPA:
Minister takes nurses to task
Wednesday, February 10 2010

The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Caesar Kale, has appealed to nursing trainees to help identify nutritional foods in the localities and to educate pregnant women to eat them to reduce malnutrition among mothers and children.

(AFIFE) AKATSI :
Some buildings to be spared during road construction
Wednesday, February 10 2010

Some buildings marked for demolishing to pave way for reconstruction of the Akatsi-Aflao highway to be spared.

(KPETOE)ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Teachers urged to give off their best
Wednesday, February 10 2010

Teachers have been  called upon to put in their best, by sacrificing a little, and show greater commitment in order to help pipils achieve their full potentials.

(TWEDIE) ATWIMA KWANWOMA:
Twedie is district capital
Wednesday, February 10 2010

A Kumasi High Court has finally ordered authorities to site the administrative capital of the newly-created Atwima Kwanwoma District
Assembly at Twedie after two years of marathon legal tussle in courts.

(ADOATO) KMA:
Two robbers jailed 80 years
Wednesday, February 10 2010

A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced two people to 40 years imprisonment each for attempting to snatch a taxi cab from its driver.

HOHOE:
Rice production to be less laborious in Hohoe
Wednesday, February 10 2010

Harvesting and threshing of rice by small-scale rice farmers in nine communities in the Hohoe Municipality, which is gradually becoming the biggest rice producing area in the Volta Region, promises to be less laborious and time consuming, thanks to Green Shield Agro-Chemicals, suppliers of agricultural inputs.

KETA :
GNPC explores Volta Basin for oil
Wednesday, February 10 2010

As the nation awaits the first commercial oil flow from the Jubilee Fields from the last quarter of the year, the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) has turned its exploration radar on the Voltaian Basin, which is believed to have a huge oil potential.

(ADANKWAME) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Shoemaker in court for causing harm
Wednesday, February 10 2010

A Kumasi Circuit Court has granted a GH¢ 1,000 bail with a surety to
Linford Owuo, a shoemaker, who is on trial for assaulting a traditional ruler with a bicycle chain resulting in the loss of two of his teeth and an injury on the face.

(TOH-KPALIME))SOUTH DAYI:
3 grabbed for possessing wee
Wednesday, February 10 2010

Three people have been arrested by the police for concealing suspected indian hemp under large quantities of fish in some baskets.

(PARLIAMENT) ACCRA:
Shoot-to-kill policy is illegal-Martin Hamidu
Wednesday, February 10 2010

Interior Minister Designate Martin Hamidu says it is unconstitutional for the police service to adopt a policy of shoot to kill in their bid to fight armed robbery.

(KPETOE)ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Minister condemns attack on teacher
Wednesday, February 10 2010

The minister-designate for the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho-East, Mrs. Juliana Azumah Mensah, has condemned the recent attack on Mr. Isaac Deku, a Junior High School teacher at Agortime Afegame, by unidentified persons.

(TAKORADI) STMA:
Students rushed to hospital for food poisoning
Wednesday, February 10 2010

Parents and guardians who have their wards at the Archbishop Porter Girls Senior High School in Takoradi are reportedly trooping to the school as over one hundred students have been rushed to the Efia-Nkwanta Hospital for suspected mass food poisoning.

NATIONAL :
Inflation drops
Thursday, February 11 2010

The Inflation rate for the month of January 2010 has fallen to 14.78% from that of December 2009 which was 15.97%. This follows a downward trend which has been consistent for the past six months.

NATIONAL :
Veep calls on ECOWAS
Thursday, February 11 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), to strengthen ties between member countries, to facilitate free trade and movement of persons in the sub-region.

ASHAIMAN :
Decongestion of Accra cells after deaths in Ashaiman cells.
Thursday, February 11 2010

The Regional Commander, DCOP Rose Bio Atinga, and her deputy, ACP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, are leading the exercise, which also includes the region’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

ACCRA :
Students in disagreement over loan scheme
Thursday, February 11 2010

Student groups on Tuesday dissented with members of the Board of Directors of the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF) over the implementation of the Students Loan Protection Scheme (SLPS).

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKIM:
Two arrested for robbery
Thursday, February 11 2010

The Asamankese Circuit Court has remanded in prison custody two men who appeared before it charged with conspiracy and robbery.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA :
Auditors hold workshop
Thursday, February 11 2010

The Committee of Internal Auditors, University of Ghana (CIA-UG) with the support of the Institute of Chartered Accountant Ghana (ICAG) has organised a day’s career exposition workshop for about 260 students from the Zion Girls Senior High School in Winneba.

NATIONAL :
Road toll rates would not be reduced but...
Thursday, February 11 2010

Hon. Joe Gidisu, the Minister of Roads and Highways, has said there would not be a reduction in the road and bridge tools, but certain packages were being put in place to massage the discomfort currently being experienced by mostly commercial vehicles which plied such routes.

(KADE)KWAEBIBIREM :
Trader poses at journalist.
Thursday, February 11 2010

Elvis Amankwa, a trader, has arraigned before the Kade District Magistrate’s Court for posing as a journalist and attempting to defraud a man of GHC 2,500.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Juror demands bribe
Thursday, February 11 2010

A Koforidua High Court has ordered the arrest of a juror, Mr Teye Tetteh, and issued a bench warrant for the arrest of another juror empanelled on a murder case for allegedly demanding monies from the relatives of the accused person.

ASUNAFO NORTH :
CHRAJ settles 112 cases in Brong Ahafo
Thursday, February 11 2010

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in the Asunafo North Municipality of Brong Ahafo as at December last year received 124 complaints out of which 112 were settled and 12 pending.

TEMA :
Police gun down robbers.
Thursday, February 11 2010

Two suspected armed robbers were on Monday evening gunned down by the Tema Police Patrol Team in a shoot-out at Community 18 junction.

TEMA :
Chocolate dinner awaits couple.
Thursday, February 11 2010

The Ghana Tourists Board (GTB) will collaborate  with Adom FM, a radio station in Tema, to organize a special chocolate dinner for selected couples in Accra on February 14 which is St Valentine’s Day.

NATIONAL:
35 from UK -for exhibition in Ghana
Thursday, February 11 2010

Thirty-five institutions in the United Kingdom will participate in the sixth edition of the annual promotional education exhibition at Accra International Conference Centre on February 12 and Miklin Hotel in Kumasi on February 16.

NATIONAL :
Ghana advised
Thursday, February 11 2010

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director of the World Bank Group has, urged Ghana to focus on diversifying her economy and use the expected revenue from oil and gas for socio-economic development.

AMA :
Decongest Lorry station
Thursday, February 11 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has been asked to decongest the Accra Tema Lorry Station and free the area of invasion by hawkers.

KRACHI EAST:
Volta Region Development Agency gets full board
Thursday, February 11 2010

Two chiefs have joined the Board of the Volta Region Development Agency (VORDA), according to a statement issued in Accra.

(DABALA) SOUTH TONGU:
More rice from Dabala
Thursday, February 11 2010

Another major rice project in Dabala in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region, Brazil Agro-Business Group is expecting its first rice in the market this year.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Jailed 115 year old released.
Thursday, February 11 2010

A 115-year-old woman, jailed for contempt of court, was rushed to a hospital Wednesday, after she was released, Joy News has learnt.

HO:
Agencies pass the buck over lunatics Parry
Thursday, February 11 2010

The mandate to tackle the problem of roving lunatics appears imprecise as all four outfits spoken to by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Ho parried that responsibility to the other.

SAWLA-TUNA-KALBA:
Assembly creates women, children subcommittee
Thursday, February 11 2010

The Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Assemblv in the Northern Region has created the women and children’s subcommittee as a step towards giving more attention to women and children’s issues.

(ASSIN ASAMANG) ASSIN NORTH :
Seven Chinese arrested.
Thursday, February 11 2010

Seven Chinese nationals who allegedly blocked the River Offin at Assin Asamang in the Central Region to engage in illegal dredging for gold on the river bed have been arrested by the police and agents of the Minerals Commission.

(SOCCER) SPORTS:
Glo honors shinning Stars
Thursday, February 11 2010

Honor and nobility continue to greet the senior national team, the Black Stars as Globacom, an emerging telecommunication giant in Ghana Thursday rewarded the team with a whopping 250,000 dollar performance package.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH:
"Water crisis, local experts did it after all"
Thursday, February 11 2010

The water crisis that hit Accra West recently is finally over, thanks to the ingenuity of local expertise alone, Dr Hannah Bissiw, Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing said on Thursday.

ACCRA :
Be wary of scams, lawyers advised
Thursday, February 11 2010

The Judicial Secretary, Mr Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong has advised lawyers to be vigilant on scams and ensure that documents emanating from their offices to foreign missions are genuine.

LEDZOKUKU-KROWOR:
Tanker Operators to register with Assembly
Thursday, February 11 2010

Water Tanker Operators in the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) have been directed to register with the Assembly, in order to regulate their operations within the Municipality.   

ACCRA:
Research centre on capacity building inaugurated
Thursday, February 11 2010

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), which is a women’s empowerment non-governmental organization, has inaugurated a research centre which will seek to help build the capacity of women in research work.   

BOLGATANGA:
GPRTU inaugurates new office
Thursday, February 11 2010

The Upper East branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of the Ghana Trade Union Congress(GTUC), has inaugurated a modern office complex in Bolgatanga, built at a cost of GH¢ 140,000.   

(DZODZE) KETU NORTH :
Alternative Dispute Resolution needs public education
Thursday, February 11 2010

Massive public education is required to get people to understand and appreciate the court connected Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programme, a District Magistrate has said.

ACCRA :
Low wages, poor conditions cause teacher attrition - Report
Thursday, February 11 2010

Low salaries and poor working conditions have been identified as the major reasons why teachers leave for "greener pastures" in other fields, a nationwide draft research survey conducted in public schools in Ghana has found. 

ACCRA :
ECG to carry out load shedding
Friday, February 12 2010

Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has announced that there will be a 30MW shortfall in power supply to consumers in Accra during peak time on Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, 2010.

(KETAN) STMA :
Health experts to investigate alleged food poisoning
Friday, February 12 2010

A team of health experts from the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), has been deployed to test samples of food, vomit and stool of victims of suspected food poisoning at Archbishop Porter Girls Senior High School.

NATIONAL :
Professor cautions against hasty constitutional review
Friday, February 12 2010

The Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, Legon, Professor Kofi Quashigah, has cautioned against any hasty attempt to review the 1992 constitution, without looking at the impact that it would have on the people.

NATIONAL :
Metro Mass to pay part of broken down costs - Committee
Friday, February 12 2010

The Committee probing the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMT), has recommended that government compel the management of the company to pay a certain percentage of the cost of rehabilitating the broken down buses.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Parliament warn against unethical conduct on Valentine’s Day
Friday, February 12 2010

Two members of Parliament have expressed concern about the immoral conduct of the youth and their unethical stance on the observance of Saint Valentine’s Day on February 14.

NATIONAL:
Constitutional Review Coalition in
Friday, February 12 2010

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has inaugurated a National Constitutional Review Coalition (NCRC), which would provide various platforms for civil society groups to provide inputs to the constitutional review process.

(KWAPONG) ASUNAFO SOUTH :
MP provides school block for Kwapong
Friday, February 12 2010

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo South, Mr George Yaw Boakye has constructed a three classroom block with an office and store for the Kwapong Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Junior High School (JHS), in the Brong Ahafo Region at a cost of GHC 30,00,000.

ELLEMBELLE :
MP sponsors mock exams for 1,269 pupils
Friday, February 12 2010

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle Constituency Hon. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has sponsored an organised mock examination for pupils in all junior high schools in his constituency.

NATIONAL :
Vetting of ministers ends.
Friday, February 12 2010

The vetting of Minister designates ended on Thursday with profound cross examination of Mr Mahama Ayariga, on his acquisition of five tractors to set up a farm mechanization centre at Bawku.

(KOKROBITEY) GA SOUTH :
Two rob student.
Friday, February 12 2010

Two persons who threatened a student with a knife and robbed her of a handbag containing two mobile phones, a towel and GH¢149 cash were on Thursday sentenced to 10 years imprisonment each by an Accra Circuit Court.

GA EAST :
54 learn how to rear grasscutter.
Friday, February 12 2010

A 10-day workshop organized by the Presbyterian Women’s Centre for 54 participants on grasscutter rearing ended at Abokobi in the Ga East Municipality .

NATIONAL :
Crown Prince to visit Ghana
Friday, February 12 2010

Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan will pay a four-day official visit to Ghana from March 7 to 10, the Japanese Ambassador in Ghana announced in Accra .

AMA :
Mechanic harms police officer.
Friday, February 12 2010

A motor mechanic was on Thursday sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for causing harm to a police officer and  tearing his uniform.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Man steals child.
Friday, February 12 2010

Emmanuel Kofi Anyane, a farmer, who was charged with stealing, a child, his step son, in September 2007, was on Thursday sentenced to five years imprisonment in hard labour by the Asamankese Circuit Court.

NATIONAL:
FDB to destroy imported turkey-tail
Friday, February 12 2010

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB), in collaboration with the National Security and the Customs, Exercise and Preventive Service (CEPS), has, seized three containers at the Tema Port, suspected to be containing turkey-tails. 

(BREMAN -ASIKUMA) ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA :
Syphilis runs high.
Friday, February 12 2010

Breman-Asikuma, the capital of the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District has the highest number of syphilis cases in Ghana, a survey conducted by the Central Regional Health Directorate has revealed.

NATIONAL :
A.G. ends case against charged soldiers
Friday, February 12 2010

There are indications that the Attorney General’s Office may file for the discontinuation of the trial of the five soldiers charged with the murder of the former deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Commercial Bank, Rokko Frimpong.

TAMALE:
Minister designate pledges to ensure unity
Friday, February 12 2010

The Northern Regional Minister-designate, Mr. Moses Magbenba, promised to ensure peaceful co-existence of the people and non-interference in the operations of the security agencies in the Region. 

ACCRA :
GEPC to market kente at 2010 World Cup
Friday, February 12 2010

The Ghana Export Promotion Council (GEPC) is to market the Ghanaian Kente at the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa to secure investment into the sector.

NATIONAL :
Jimmy Carter fights guinea worm in Sudan
Friday, February 12 2010

In the dusty and remote village of Molujore, Terekeka County, Southern Sudan, food shortages are common, insecurity lingers, and survival is a daily struggle. Yet, important progress is being made in the effort to wipe out Guinea worm disease, resulting in the community being singled out for a visit from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

ACCRA:
CSIR calls for public-private partnership
Friday, February 12 2010

A call has been made for public-private partnership in enhancing the research outputs of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to help maximisetheir benefits. 

NATIONAL:
Bagbin promises equitable tariff distribution
Friday, February 12 2010

The Minister designate for Water Resources Works and Housing, Mr Sumana Alban Bagbin, has promised to over-turn the inequitable distribution of water, in which advancedenclaves pay less than urban slums.

GA SOUTH :
Umpasse resolved.
Friday, February 12 2010

Members of the Ga South Municipal Assembly at a crisis meeting have resolved to cooperate with the Municipal Coordinating Director, Christian Marbel whom they mistakenly drove away from office last week Wednesday.

HO:
Murder suspects appear in court
Friday, February 12 2010

Four people, who were charged with the murder of a remedial student at Power College, a private Senior High School in Ho, appeared before a Ho Magistrate Court on Thursday.

HOHOE:
Cout asks suspect to undergo psychiatric examination
Friday, February 12 2010

Augustine Akpla Aduful, a farmer of Lolobi-Kumasi near Hohoe, has been ordered by a Hohoe Circuit court to undergo psychiatric examination for his weird behaviour and penchant for spitting.

(DODOWA) DANGME WEST ::
Lions reserve at Shai Hills soon
Friday, February 12 2010

The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with its development partners, is to undertake a Lions Project in the Shai Hills to serve as a game reserve.  

ACCRA:
Rawlings decries poor health delivery in the country
Friday, February 12 2010

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on the government and health authorities to restore "the sense of responsibility" of health personnel at all government hospitals in the country.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Do no assault ECG staff - Director
Saturday, February 13 2010

The Western Regional Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG),  Mr Ben Kofi Nyatefe has called on the public to desist from assaulting personnel of the company in the course of their duties in the communities and premises.

ASHAIMAN :
CHRAJ expresses disgust about police cells
Saturday, February 13 2010

The Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Mr Justice Francis Emile Short has expressed disgust at the conditions of the Ashaiman Police cells.

DORMAA :
Dormaa poultry farmers call for veterinary laboratory
Saturday, February 13 2010

The Dormaa Poultry Farmers Association has called on the government to expedite work on the ongoing Veterinary Laboratory project for its speedy completion, to help increase poultry production in the country.

WENCHI :
Minister unhappy about defunct tomato factories
Saturday, February 13 2010

The Minister of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi has expressed concern over the non-functioning of many tomato factories in the country like the Pwalugu Tomato factory, among others.

PRU :
Ex-Deputy Minister provides free extra classes for Pru students
Saturday, February 13 2010

All the 1,470 final year students of Junior High Schools in the Pru District are benefiting from well-crafted special free extra-classes meant to enhance their academic performance specifically in the impending Basic Education Certificate Examination.

(ZORKOR) BONGO : Senior High School for Zorkor
Saturday, February 13 2010

A total of about 120 Junior High School leavers from nine schools in the Zorkor Traditional Area, in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, who were not placed in any Senior High Schools by the Computerized School Placement System of the West African Examination Council now have their hope of furthering their education restored.

(NAUIL) JOMORO :
Limestone mining project for Western Region
Saturday, February 13 2010

The Ghana Cement Limited (GHACEM) in collaboration with Multiwall Paper Sacks (MPS) West Africa Limited, will in May this year commission a limestone mining project at Nauil in the Jomoro District of the Western Region.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH : Nsawam Prison Commander dies in a motor accident
Saturday, February 13 2010

Mr.  Alexander Ansong Agyepong, a 60 year-old Commander of the Nsawam Medium Security Prison died on the spot, when his vehicle collided head-on with a Nissan Urvan bus at Kwesi Nyarko, near Nsawam, at about 0330 hours on Friday.

WA :
GWCL begins water rationing in Wa
Saturday, February 13 2010

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has begun rationing water to its 1,890 customers in the Wa Municipality, due to the low level of under ground water, which is as a result of the dry season.

ACCRA :
Kufuor consoles Rawlings
Monday, February 15 2010

Former President John Agykum Kufuor on Sunday consoled former President Jerry John Rawlings following the fire that gutted his Ridge residence.

(RIDGE) AMA :
Fire outbreak : Gov’t to find accomodation for Rawlings
Monday, February 15 2010

The President, John Evans Atta Mills has tasked the Chief of Staff to as a matter of urgency secure temporary accommodation for the Former President, Jerry John Rawlings and his family whiles steps are taken to relocate or find a permanent abode for the Former First Family

ACCRA :
Don’t blame fire at Rawlings’ house on electricity
Monday, February 15 2010

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO) has stated emphatically that it is too early and baseless to ascribe the cause of the fire at Rawlings’ house to them.

NATIONAL :
"Its a national disaster" -Ohene Ntow
Monday, February 15 2010

The General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Ohene Ntow has described as a “national disaster”, the destruction of former President Jerry Rawlings’ Ridge residence.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Woman killed at spot
Monday, February 15 2010

The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested a driver  and his mate for running their vehicle into a group of people at a drinking spot resulting in the death of one.

TEMA :
GIS is on the heels of foreigners.
Monday, February 15 2010

The Tema Regional Office of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), is investigating 12 foreigners, suspected to be illegally staying and working in the country.

TEMA :
Many passports not claimed yet
Monday, February 15 2010

A total of 574 completed passports at the Tema Regional Immigration Office, have not been collected by their owners, Assistant Director of Immigration, Emmanuel Otchere-Boakye, Tema Regional Immigration Commander, disclosed this in an interview.

WEST AKYEM :
300 for afforestation
Monday, February 15 2010

About 300 people are expected to be employed in the West Akyem Municipality as part of a National Afforestation Programme.

BIBIANI-ANHWIAWSO-BEKWAI :
Ghanaians encouraged to enter into legal mining
Monday, February 15 2010

There are policies to encourage Ghanaian investment in mining related and ancillary industries which do not require as much capital injection, the Minister of Mines and Forestry, Hon. Collins Dauda,has said.

ASUNAFO SOUTH:
MP raises concern over roads
Monday, February 15 2010

The Member of Parliament for Asunafo South, Hon. George Boakye  has expressed concern about when roads in cocoa growing areas in his constituency would be constructed, particularly Abesewa-Nnenyinaase, Denyase II, Kobeakrom, Nnobekew-Siana-Debrah Camp.

TEMA :
Issues of OPD cases.
Monday, February 15 2010

The Tema Health Directorate, recorded a total of 108,417 top 10 Out-Patient Department (OPD) cases in the Tema Metropolis last year.

FANTEAKWA:
KOICA provides for basic schools
Monday, February 15 2010

The Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) is providing a three million-dollar educational infrastructure, teaching and learning materials for basic schools in the Kwahu North and Fanteakwa districts under the Integrated Quality Education Project.

NATIONAL :
GJA advised.
Monday, February 15 2010

The National President of the Christian Friends of Democracy (CFD), Rev Samuel Adjei, has appealed to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to look beyond the confession of Baby Ansaba and bring to book all media practitioners publishing fabricated stories about people.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Unemployment is worrying-PNC
Monday, February 15 2010

Nana Oboadie Opambour Boateng Bonsu, a member of the People’s National Convention (PNC), has expressed worry about lack of job opportunities for the youth and urged the government to take steps to address the problem.

GARU-TEMPANE :
Three Organizations to partner in Health Delivery in Upper East
Monday, February 15 2010

The Ghana Health Services(GHS), Afrikids Ghana and Southampton University Teaching Hospital in the United Kingdom are to partner to provide quality healthcare delivery to the people in the Upper East Region.

(FIJAI) STMA :
Students dessert school
Monday, February 15 2010

Most students of Archbishop Porter Girls Senior High School have gone home after some students had diarrhoea and stomach pain.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Homosexuality for survival
Monday, February 15 2010

A prisoner at the Koforidua Prisons disclosed that prisoners indulge in homosexuality to raise money to buy nutritious foods to supplement what they were being given at the prison.

SUNYANI :
Gov’t urged to help children unearth the talents
Monday, February 15 2010

Motivational Speakers at a symposium in Sunyani have called on the government to create public avenues that would help unearth and nurture the talents of school children.

(AXIM) NZEMA EAST :
Accident victims in Nzema-East increased in 2009
Monday, February 15 2010

The number of people who died through motor accidents in the Nzema-East municipality of the Western Region, rose slightly from 12 in 2008 to 14 in 2009.

(OYOKO) NEW JUABEN:
Farmers must pay up loans
Monday, February 15 2010

An Agricultural Extension Officer, Ms Felicia Kwao, has appealed to farmers who benefited from financial support from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to endeavour to repay.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Students plead guilty
Monday, February 15 2010

Samuel Opoku, a student, who had pleaded not guilty with another student on charges of conspiracy to steal and stealing, suddenly changed his plea to guilty when he appeared again before the Asamankese Circuit Court.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Maths workshop for students
Monday, February 15 2010

The Ghana Mathematics Society (GMS), has said the scenario where many students were failing mathematics both internationally and locally was not acceptable.

(BEPSO) SHAMA :
Two killed in toll booth accident
Monday, February 15 2010

An articulated truck early yesterday morning rammed into the toll booth at Beposo in the Shama District of the Western Region, killing two persons and injuring another.

(AKROPONG) AKUAPEM NORTH:
School for the blind supported
Monday, February 15 2010

Newmont Gold Ghana Limited (NGGL), in collaboration with United Way Ghana (UWG), a non-governmental organisation, has dug the foundation for a $378,000 library complex for the Akropong School for the Blind.

(AKROPONG) AKUAPEM NORTH :
School calls for assistance.
Monday, February 15 2010

Akropong School for the Blind (ASB), which houses, feeds and educates some 350 visually impaired persons, is faced with a myriad of infrastructural, logistic, financial, and personnel challenges, an official of the school told journalists .

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
Call for women to support politics
Monday, February 15 2010

Mrs Rose Bimpong, Deputy Central Regional Women Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has advocated the need for women to take active part in the forth coming District Level Elections.

(NYANKPALA) TAMA:
Respect human rights during arrests-Mina Mensah
Monday, February 15 2010

The Ghana Police Service had been urged to ensure that laws governing arrest and detention of persons must always work in tandem with right to liberty and dignity to protect the fundamental rights of persons as enshrined in the constitution.

WA:
Wa Royal Gates commend security forces
Monday, February 15 2010

Three of the royal gates to the Wa skin have commended the security personnel in Wa for the high sense of professionalism they have as
far exhibited in their maintenance of peace in the town following the recent ruling in the Wa chieftaincy dispute.   

(ASUKAWKAW)-KRACHI-EAST:
10th anniversary of reconciliation marked
Monday, February 15 2010

The chiefs and people of Akroso-Asukawkaw marked the 10th anniversary of reconciliation, after a protracted chieftaincy dispute in the traditional area with a grand durbar.

(AMOAMANG) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Robbers gun down chief
Monday, February 15 2010

Suspected armed robbers have shot and killed the chief of Amoamang in the Barekese area, near Kumasi. The chief is also reported to be a sub-chief of the Gyaase division of the Manhyia Palace.

(TEMA) TMA:
Tema General Hospital cited for over-billing NHIA
Monday, February 15 2010

The Tema General Hospital has been cited in an audit report as having over-billed the authority to the tune of GH¢71,107 for services rendered in respect of the free maternal care programme.

HO:
Policing not for the dull-Officer
Monday, February 15 2010

The Volta Regional Police Commander, Mr David Ampah-Bennin, said policing was not for the unimaginative but the astute person with a good analytical sense.

(GBUNGBALIGA) YENDI:
Yendi launches ’Hand Washing Day’
Monday, February 15 2010

The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Walvis Hudu, has launched the Global Hand Washing Day at Gbungbaliga near Yendi in the Northern Region and stressed the health benefits of the exercise.

NKWANTA SOUTH:
Highway robbers strike on Nkwanta/Hohoe road
Monday, February 15 2010

Four suspected armed robbers last week blocked a section of the Hohoe/Nkwanta road and forcibly snatched mobile phones, cash and bags from passengers.

HOHOE:
Bushfires disturb green belt projects-NADMO
Monday, February 15 2010

The Volta Regional Coordinator of NADMO, Mr Henry Ametepe, said the annual bushfire menace was an affront to the realization and sustainability of the green belt re-forestation project.

WA:
Civil Servants Insurance Scheme owes no service provider
Monday, February 15 2010

The Upper West Civil Servants Mutual Health Insurance Scheme has paid GH¢ 12,000 to service providers since its inception in 2005.

TAMALE:
Project citizen, best for the youth-NCCE
Monday, February 15 2010

Mrs. Fanny Kumah, the Director of Project Citizen of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has said the project is one of the best ways the country could nurture dedicated, qualitative and good leaders with analytical abilities.  

(SEKRUWA) MAMPONG:
Fire disaster victims get relief items
Monday, February 15 2010

The Asante-Mampong Municipal Assembly and the National Disaster
Management Organisation (NADMO) have jointly presented relief items worth about GH¢3,000 to the fire disaster victims at Sekruwa, a farming community in the municipality.

(KUMASI) KMA:
NVP to establish states farms
Monday, February 15 2010

The New Vision Party (NVP), when voted into power in 2012, will revamp the Agricultural sector by establishing State Farms that will not only create employment opportunities for the youth but also ensure food security in the country.   

(KWANWOMA) ATWIMA KWANWOMA:
DCE inaugurates school projects
Monday, February 15 2010

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atwima-Kwanwoma, Mr Tony Nyame, has inaugurated a school infrastructure and environmental sanitation facility at Kwanwoma, a fast growing community in the district.

ACCRA:
Experts urged to offer solution to challenges in oil discovery
Monday, February 15 2010

Major-General Kwesi Yankson, Commandant of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff Collage (GAFCSC), has urged experts in the oil industry to be ready to offer solutions to challenges Ghana’s oil discovery and extraction would face. 

(YAALA) WA EAST:
NHIS beneficiaries asked to renew membership early
Monday, February 15 2010

The Wa East District Scheme Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Mr. Abraham Asumah, has urged beneficiaries of the Scheme to always renew their membership early to avoid any disappointment when They fall ill.

NATIONAL:
Mills leaves for ECOWAS summit
Monday, February 15 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills will attend this week’s 37th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja, Nigeria.   

ACCRA:
Five suspects in Rokko Frimpong’s murder case free
Monday, February 15 2010

The five soldiers implicated in the murder of former Deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Commercial Bank, Rokko Frimpong, have been freed.

NATIONAL :
World’s longest toilet queue to be held in March
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Between March 20 and 22, 2010, civil society groups across Ghana would partake in the World’s Longest Toilet Queue, a global mobilisation bringing together thousands of campaigners from across the world to demand real change.

NATIONAL :
Head covering rule is not Biblical - Church of Pentecost
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Opoku Onyinah, has in a communique said female members of the church are no longer under any obligation to wear a head covering.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
6000 pounds for two organisations
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Blessed Little Angels, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has presented food and other items worth 6,000 pounds sterling to the Children’s ward of the Swedru Government Hospital and Gomoa Osamkrom Prisons.

MFANTSEMAN:
Fire Service gingered up.
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has embarked on a fire sensitization exercise in communities along the Ochie River in the Mfantseman Municipality.

(BEPOSO) SHAMA :
Gidisu consoles bereaved family of toll booth accident victim
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Joe Gidusu has visited the bereaved family of the toll booth attendant Thomas Opoku, who was crushed to death when a 40-foot articulated truck travelling from Takoradi to Tema shattered the toll booth on the dawn of Sunday.

SUNYANI :
Cocoa contributes One billion dollars
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Brong Ahafo Regional Manager, Quality Control Company Limited of Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Mr. Peter Kwaw Sekyin has noted that cocoa generates about one billion dollars in foreign exchange annually.

AGONA EAST:
DCE supports farmers.
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Agona East, Mr John Oremus Arko has led farmers engaged in the Youth in Agriculture Programme to harvest their produce.

AGONA WEST :
Students and community need water
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The laying of new pipe lines from Agona Kwanyako Head Water Works to Awutu Bawjiase has affected water supply to the Obrachire Senior Secondary/Technical School and other towns along the Swedru/Bawjiase main road.

(FIAPRE) SUNYANI :
Universities urged to monitor progress of graduates
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Kwesi Yankah has called on Universities to monitor the progress of past students in the labour front to enable them to satisfy demands of the job market.

NATIONAL :
Rural banks to be supported by Western Union
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) would receive 80  per cent of the commission they collect from the Western Union International Money Transfer (WUIMT), by March 2010, to inject efficiency in their operations.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Scripture Union to support development
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The General Director of the Scripture Union, Mr. Jude Hama has pledged the group’s support for programmes that seek the wellbeing and development of the people especially the youth.

(AKYEM MAASE) EAST AKIM :
Minister supports primary school.
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo on behalf of the Regional Disaster Management Committee, has presented 10 packets of roofing sheets for the rehabilitation of Akyem Maase Methodist Primary School.

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA EAST:
Government to upgrade 38 colleges to tertiary level
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama has said government is vigorously pursuing the full integration of the 38 colleges of education into tertiary levels.

(DONINGA) BUILSA :
Community health facility gets solar PV
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, John Koku Awoonor-Williams has commended government’s effort in the provision of Solar PV facilities to health centres across the country.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Government presents books to 21.
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu- Ampofo and the Deputy Regional Minister, Mr Ahmed Baba Jamal  has presented 4,809,004 exercise books to the 21 District and Municipal assemblies at a ceremony in Koforidua.

(KADE)KWAEBIBIREM :
Stolen cocoa beans leads to wee discovery.
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Kofi Afagbedzi, a farmer, has appeared before the Kade District Magistrate’s Court for possessing Indian hemp.

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
Man steals seven goats
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Isaac Awuku, unemployed, has appeared before Kade Magistrate’s court for stealing, killing and packing seven goats at Akwatia, he intended to send out of town for sale.

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
Man attacks rival.
Tuesday, February 16 2010

William Agyekum, a farmer, has appeared before Kade Magistrate’s Court for attacking and causing harm to a suspected rival.

TEMA :
Fishermen unhappy
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Canoe fishermen and fishmongers operating at the Tema Canoe Beach, had expressed their displeasure at an alleged attempt by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) to take over a parcel of land at the beach.

AHANTA WEST :
Ahanta West institutes sponsorship scheme
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Ahanta West District Assembly in the Western Region has earmarked GH¢20,000 under its Common Fund to sponsor the training of 100 youth in the district next academic year.

AMA :
Endowment fund launched
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Mayor of Accra, Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije has launched an endowment fund to enable the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) meet the critical challenge confronting public schools.

(MAMPONG) AKUAPEM NORTH :
Calls for refurbishment of hospital.
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Dr. Emmanuel Adom Winful, President of Ghana Medical Association (GMA), has appealed to the management of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to urgently take steps to refurbish the hospital.

NATIONAL :
Women need reorientation.
Tuesday, February 16 2010

An educationist has appealed to the leadership of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) to make conscious efforts to re-orient women in the church to believe in the church’s doctrine and turn to it when in need and at all times.

(ZORKOR) BONGO :
Chiefs unhappy about meager allowances
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Some chiefs in the Upper East Region complaining about the meager amount given to them as their monthly allowance.

(ESSIPON) STMA :
Essipon Stadium fire extinguishers expire
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Most of the fire extinguishers fixed at the Essipon Sports Stadium near Sekondi have gone past their expiry age. They cannot be used in the event of a fire-outbreak.

NATIONAL :
Science minister speaks.
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Africa’s abundant natural resources have not made her competitive due to the lack of viable indigenous technology and prudent management, Ms. Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Science and Technology, observed at Elmina .

(TUNA)SAWLA-TUNA-KALBA:
Students urged to fight Female Genital Mutilation
Tuesday, February 16 2010

President of the Ghana Association for Women Welfare (GAWW), Mrs Florence Ali, has advised students to form anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) clubs to fight the practice in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District.

NATIONAL :
Lack of data hindering progress.
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The absence of better, reliable data and a population-based cancer registry are hindering the production of more accurate picture of the cancer burden in Ghana.

NATIONAL :
Government has no power
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Government, has said it does not have the power, as a minority shareholder, in Ghana Agro-Food Company (GAFCO), to terminate the company’s management agreement with the German firm IBN AG, as is being demanded by workers of GAFCO.

NATIONAL :
Why did the rains come at this time?
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The heavy down pour experienced in certain parts of the country at dawn last Sunday is not an indication of the beginning of the rainy season.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Traders threaten to become prostitutes
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Traders of fried Turkey Tail (popularly known as “Tsofi”) in Nsawam Adoagyire and its environs in the Eastern Region have kicked against the new resolve of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) to enforce the ban on the fatty delicacy, saying any attempt to ruin their business will cause them to join the bandwagon of prostitutes in the country.

TAMALE:
Project Citizen ends successfully
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO) has been adjudged the Northern Regional winners of this year’s "Project Citizen", an annual learning and research event organized by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE). 

HO:
The church must protect the nation- Moderator
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Right Rev Francis Amenu, the Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, has said the Church must protect its position as the conscience and spiritual barometer of the nation.

(WUME-TEFLE)SOUTH TONGU:
Rawlings supports removal of weeds from Volta River
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has been supporting efforts to remove weeds from the Volta River at Sogakope to rid the area of water borne diseases afflicting almost the entire population of the Wume-Tefle area.  

HO:
Gov’t urged to promote culture and the arts
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Mr William Addo, Volta Regional Director of the Centre for National Culture (CNC) has appealed to government to give attention to the promotion of arts and culture in the country.  

NATIONAL:
Mills arrives in Abuja for ECOWAS Summit
Tuesday, February 16 2010

President John Atta Mills has arrived in Abuja to attend the 37th ECOWAS Summit that opens in the Nigerian capital on Tuesday.  

(KATH) KMA:
Breather for cancer, HIV/AIDS patients
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Breast Care International (BCI), a Kumasi-based breast cancer
awareness organization, has presented drugs worth 250,000 dollars to three health institutions for free treatment of cancer and HIV patients.

(EFFIDUASE) SEKYERE EAST:
Nurses urged not to wear "talking shoes"
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Principal of the Holy Family Nurses Training School at Nkawkaw, Ms Annie Appoh, has described as unacceptable the wearing of "talking shoes" by nurses on duty.  

(NYOLI) WA WEST:
Swiss Red Cross initiates eye care outreach programme
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Swiss Red Cross has initiated a quarterly eye care outreach programme, which would cover all the hospitals, major clinics and health centres in the Upper West Region this year. 

ZABZUGU-TATALE :
MP appeals for more boreholes for constituents
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Member of Parliament for Zabzugu/Tatale, Mr. John Jabbah Bennam, has appealed to government, non-governmental organisations and philanthropists to assist his constituents with potable water.

NATIONAL:
Constitutional Review: Success will rest on credible media
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Chairman of the Constitutional Review Commission, Prof Albert K. Fiadjoe, has called for media support to make the review process successful.

NATIONAL:
"Balkan contract is a rip-off" - Former UK Envoy
Tuesday, February 16 2010

A former Deputy British High Commissioner to Ghana, Craig Murray says Ghana will eventually lose over 1.5 billion dollars from its contract with America’s Balkan Energy unless the agreement is immediately abrogated.

LAWRA:
Japan signs grant agreement with Lawra
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Government of Japan Tuesday signed a grant contract of 90,931 dollars (approximately GH¢130,031) with the Lawra District Assembly for the construction of 15 boreholes for 15 communities in the Upper West Region.   

AYANFURI:
Rehabilitation of western rail lines on course
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Minister of Transport, Mr. Mike Hammah, has commended the workers and management of the Ghana Railway company Limited for working hard to restore the Western rail lines.

(ACCRA)AMA:
Sub-Metro closes toilet at Arena Lorry Park
Tuesday, February 16 2010

Mr Charles Bedzra, Welfare Secretary and Spokesperson of drivers at Arena Lorry Park in Accra, has condemned the alleged closure of the only toilet facility at the park by the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metro.

(KUMASI) KMA:
66-year-old man to spend seven days in prison
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Ash-Town District Court One has jailed a 66-year-old man for polluting a stream near his house at Bremang-Nkontwima near Kumasi.  

(SUHUM)SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR:
Unit Committee Chairman arrested for fraud
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Police at Akim Oda have arrested the Unit Committee Chairman of Nyamekye Djewene Nkwanta, near Akim Oda, Emmanuel Ayim, for allegedly misappropriating over 8,400 Ghana cedis belonging to the people of the community meant foran electrification project. 

TAMALE:
Forced marriages raise concern in Tamale
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Acting Northern Regional Director of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Mr. Alhassan Seidu has expressed concern about the increasing rate of forced marriages in the Eastern Corridor of the region. 

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKIM:
Driver jailed for indecent assaulting
Tuesday, February 16 2010

A driver,  Kodua William, who indecently assaulted a woman passenger was on Tuesday jailed six months in hard labour by the Asamankese Circuit Court.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Transport Minister commends Ofosu Ampofo
Tuesday, February 16 2010

The Minister of Transport, Mr Mike Hammah, has commended Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Region Minister, for his involvement and intervention that has led to a reduction in accident rate in the Eastern Region.  

NATIONAL :
State mines owe VRA 97.6 billion Old Ghana Cedis
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Three distressed state mines owe the Volta River Authority an outstanding balance of 97.6 billion old Ghana cedis as at 31st December,2005, the Deputy Chief Executive of the VRA, Ms Alexander Toetoe has said

NATIONAL :
West African leaders name Gbeho as ECOWAS President
Wednesday, February 17 2010

West African leaders in Abuja, Nigeria, have approved a proposal by Ghana for Mr James Victor Gbeho, former foreign minister to be the President of the ECOWAS Commission until the end of this year.

BIBIANI-ANHWIASO-BEKWAI :
Two in court for stealing electricity poles
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The circuit court at Bibiani, has granted GH¢7,000 bail each to two men, who allegedly stole 20 high tension electricity poles meant for Sefwi-Muoho community in the Western Region.

TEMA :
Nanoman gets water
Wednesday, February 17 2010

A US 17000 dollar water project has been completed at Nanoman, a farming community in the Tema metropolis, to increase the community’s access to potable water.

(BEPOSO) SHAMA :
Beposo booth to be re-located-Gidisu
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The Beposo toll booth will be re-located to prevent further road accidents and deaths.

(FIAPRE) SUNYANI :
School block at Fiapre unable to bear student population
Wednesday, February 17 2010

A classroom block at the Fiapre Methodist Primary and Junior High School in the Sunyani municipality built to take 44, currently accommodates 90 students during classes hours.

(MAMPONG AKUAPEM) AKUAPEM NORTH :
CRIG hosts school children
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) in collaboration with the Cocoa Processing Company and the Produce Buying Companies (PBC) had held a programme for some school children to mark Chocolate Day as part of the Cocoa Trail Project.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Moves to avert congestion in Takoradi
Wednesday, February 17 2010

In a move to avert the expected congestion on residential and commercial facilities in Sekondi Takoradi ahead of the production of oil this year, Axis Park Ghana Limited has initiated the development of a 140-acre industrial, commercial and residential estate in Takoradi.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Ship operating in illegal waters arrested by Navy
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The Western Naval Command (WNC) has arrested four Chinese and 25 Ghanaians for fishing within illegal waters.

(GOMOA ANKAMU) GOMOA WEST :
Queenmother appeals to teachers
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The Regent Queenmother of Gomoa Ankamu, Nana Gyamfuah Ampratwum, has appealed to teachers in her community to be selfless, dedicated and hardworking.

TEMA :
14 year old raped.
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The Tema Circuit Court ’B,’ has sentenced a 24-year-old mate to seven years imprisonment for defiling a 14-year-old girl.

TEMA :
Farmer rapes primary 2 girl.
Wednesday, February 17 2010

A 46-year-old farmer on Monday has appeared before the Tema Circuit Court ’B,’ for defiling a 13-year-old class two pupil.

NATIONAL:
Zain support new borns.
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Zain Ghana, has distributed 630 hampers to newly born babies and deprived nursing mothers in 12 government hospitals nation-wide.

GOMOA EAST :
Support government- MP
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Mr. Ekoe Paniy, Member of Parliament for Gomoa East Constituency (MP), has called on Ghanaians to exercise patience with the Government and support its programme to enable it to build a better Ghana.

(BREMAN ASIKUMA) ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA:
School closed down
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The Breman Asikuma Senior High School in the Central Region has temporarily been closed down as a result of violent protest by students against water shortage on campus.

NATIONAL :
BUSAC functioning-Minister
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Ms. Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, has said government was impressed with the performance of Business Sector Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC) Fund which had contributed immensely to growth in the economic sectors of the country.

ATEBUBU-AMANTIN :
Chief reconciles with DCE
Wednesday, February 17 2010

There was spontaneous jubilation at Atebubu by the residents on Monday following the reconciliation of the Omanhene of the Atebubu traditional area and the District Chief Executive (DCE) at a ceremony at the chief’s palace.

(FIJAI) STMA :
Archbishop Porter Girls to resume academic work
Wednesday, February 17 2010

School authorities at the Archbishop Porter Girls Senior High School in Takoradi have asked all students to report back to school this Friday for continuation of academic work.

NATIONAL :
Four appear before public accounts committee
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Four government institutions have appeared before the Public Accounts Committee to answer questions on the Auditor General’s reports on their financial performance for the 2004 and 2005 financial years.

ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Volta Region ready to establish State University
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The Volta Regional Minister, Joseph Amenowode, has assured the National Committee on State University for the Volta Region, of the region’s preparedness for the establishment of a State University and the Health and Allied Sciences Institutions in the Region.

WEST MAMPRUSI:
33 schools to benefit from Global Partnerships scheme
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Thirty-three basic and second-cycle schools in the three northern regions have been selected to benefit from the Global School Partnerships programme.

TAMALE:
Northern farmers console Rawlings
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Farmers from the three northern regions have expressed their sympathy for former President Jerry John Rawlings over last Sunday’s fire that gutted his Ridge residence and described the incident as "a national calamity" that deserves attention.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST:
Tumu Hospital lacks technical staff
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The lack of key technical staff to operate the Tumu Hospital and other health facilities in the Sisssala East District of the Upper West Region has been identified as a major challenge facing quality health care delivery service.

HO:
Cadet corps to help police combat crime
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The Volta Regional Police Command is to adopt cadet corps in Senior High Schools (SHS) as focal points of the community neighbourhood watch concept.

(SOFOLINE) KMA:
GH¢ 2.9m compensation for Abuakwa store owners
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Government has approved GH¢2.9 million for payment to owners of the 36 Abuakwa market store block earmarked for demolition to pave way for the construction of the Sofoline-Abuakwa dual carriageway in the Ashanti Region.

(MINISTRIES) ACCRA:
Information Ministry on fire again
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Some memorabilia and items meant to be used for the celebration of Ghana’s 53rd Independence Anniversary on 6th March were on Wednesday, February 17, destroyed when fire engulfed sections of the store house of the Information Ministry.

WA:
Upper West now free from guinea worm
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Guinea worm infections in the Upper West Region can now be said to be a thing of the past as the most recent case was imported from the Brong-Ahafo Region in 2008.

KPANDAI:
Assembly poised to improve health delivery
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The Kpandai District Assembly, one of the newly created districts is poised to improve health delivery in the district through a number of interventions including infrastructure development.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Police should respect the law - DCOP Timbillah
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Police personnel have been asked to be guided by the law in the performance of their duties and treat the public with dignity and respect.

ACCRA:
Kufuor has no official residence - Spokesperson
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The office of former President John Agyekum Kufuor on Tuesday denied that the government has allocated a building for his use either as residence or office.

NATIONAL:
Ghana to contribute to good governance in Nigeria
Wednesday, February 17 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills says Ghana is ready to contribute to the growth of democratic governance of Nigeria for the mutual benefit of both countries. 

ACCRA :
Tullow sponsors 14 to Aberdeen
Wednesday, February 17 2010

A 14-member high level team, made up of key government, security and medical institutions, listed to manage any emergency that may arise in Ghana’s emerging oil industry are in Scotland for capacity training.

(ACCRA) AMA:
Labour Council in favour of new salary structure
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The Greater Accra Council of Labour Division of the Local Government Workers Union (LGWU), on Tuesday disassociated itself from any move that would hamper the smooth implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).   

HOHOE:
Alleged rapist in remand
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Sampson Owusu, a farmer, has been remanded into prison custody by a Hohoe Circuit court for raping a 21-year-old married woman at Bowiri Anyinase in the Hohoe Municipaity.

ASHAIMAN:
Separate education from politics-Educationist
Wednesday, February 17 2010

Mr William Agbolosu, an educationist, has appealed to politicians to separate the education of children from political ideologies.

(PARLIAMENT) ACCRA:
Majority caucus to second Avoka, Pelpuo
Wednesday, February 17 2010

The out-going Interior Minister, Mr. Cletus Avoka is expected to receive the nod as the Majority Leader in Parliamnet after the majority caucus in Parliament resolves to second the president’s recommendation.

NATIONAL :
New ECOWAS Commission President pays tribute to predecessor
Thursday, February 18 2010

A newly appointed President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Victor Gbeho has lauded the achievements of his predecessor which he described as not easily surmountable.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
PAC orders the prosecution of Energy commission
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Wednesday called for the prosecution of the Energy Commission for violating its provision that allows it to enter into a two year maximum rent agreement.

ACCRA :
VRA, GRIDCo, and ECG take measures to stop power interruptions
Thursday, February 18 2010

A three-fold pragmatic action to forestall the recent interruptions in the supply of electricity throughout the country is being undertaken, the Deputy Minister for Energy, Hon. Emmanual Buah has indicated.

NATIONAL :
20 percent tax on food is suicidal - Association
Thursday, February 18 2010

Government’s 20 percent tax on food and beverages is suicidal because it could encourage smuggling, the Chairman of Food and Beverage Association of Ghana,  Mr. Nabil Moukarzel has observed.

(NYARIGA) BOLGATANGA :
Girl-Child Education Project makes Impact in Nyariga Community
Thursday, February 18 2010

A Girl Child Education project initiated by the Nyariga-Donne Mothers Club, an association of women basket weavers at Nyariga-Doone in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East region is yielding positive results.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Gov’t urged to let oil find create jobs for local people
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Western Regional branch of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) has held a day’s seminar on the benefits of the oil find with a call on the government to rope in qualified local people in the emerging industry.

BAWKU :
Ghana Armed Forces to ensure peace, security in Bawku
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Peter Augustine Blay, has pledged that the Ghana Armed Forces would work hard to bring sustainable peace and security to the Bawku area.


TAKORADI) STMA : Ex-serviceman defiles school girl
Thursday, February 18 2010

Donko Franco Hayford, a 55-year-old ex-serviceman has appeared before Takoradi Circuit Court "A" for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old class one pupil.

SUNYANI :
Gov’t cannot put money into pockets-NBSSI
Thursday, February 18 2010

A board member of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), Mr Ibrahim Zubairu has observed that it is not the mandate of the government to create direct employment facilities for the people.

NATIONAL :
NIA’s data to end electoral discrepancies
Thursday, February 18 2010

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has noted that its registration data could help to put to rest disagreements over the credibility of electoral polls, which have been a major challenge to elections in Africa.

NEW JUABEN :
PTA appeals to assembly
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of Nana Kwaku Boateng "B" and "D" school in Koforidua has appealed to the New Juaben Municipal Assembly and philanthropists to help re-roof its school building.

(ACHIMOTA) AMA:
AMA chases out traders on Accra-Ofankor highway
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has embarked on a demolishing exercise at the Achimota over head area to rid the area from unauthorised structures and criminal activities as well as make free movement of vehicles on the Accra-Ofankor highway.

(AKYEM ABUAKWA) EAST AKYEM:
Okyehene hauled to court.
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Krontihene (king maker) of Akyem Nkwantanan in the Eastern Region, Baffour, Owusu Aduomi, has dragged the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, to the Koforidua High Court.

AMA:
AVRL to loose contract?
Thursday, February 18 2010

Following recent water shortages that hit parts of Accra Metropolis, the National Coalition Against Privatization of Water (NCAP), has called on government to abrogate the water management contract with Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL).

(GOMOA AKYEMPIM) GOMOA WEST :
Chiefs re-unite
Thursday, February 18 2010

A happy re-unification meeting was held at Gomoa Assin between Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council and the Chiefs and people of Gomoa Oguan. Gomoa Oguan broke away from the Gomoa Akyepim Traditional Council 90 years ago.

ACCRA:
Parliament host IMF Deputy Managing Director
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Committee of the Whole of Parliament hosted Mr John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with a call on the institution to wean Ghana from the vagaries of IMF assistance.

ACCRA:
"Eco" members show more commitment to meeting criteria
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, said countries acceding to the monetary integration of West Africa, has committed themselves to work harder to achieve the convergence criteria by 2015.

(GOMOA AKYEMPIM) GOMOA WEST :
Committee express condolence to Former President.
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Standing Committee of the Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council, has expressed condolence to the former President John Jerry Rawlings and family on the loss of property they incurred last Sunday when fire gutted their residence.

SAVELUGU-NANTON:
NGO supports deaf education in the north
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Regional Advisory Information and Network Systems (RAINS), a Tamale-based non-governmental organisation dedicated to supporting deprived communities and individuals, presented a cheque for about 7,000 Ghana cedis for management of the Savelugu School for the Deaf.  

KADJEBI:
Volta records no guinea-worm case in 2009
Thursday, February 18 2010

Guinea worm cases in the Volta Region have declined from 86 in 2006 to zero in 2009.

NANUMBA NORTH :
55,000 to benefit from LEAP
Thursday, February 18 2010

Mr Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere, the  Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, said the government had extended the Livelihood and Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme from 35,000 people to 55,000 this year.

(ACHIMOTA) AMA :
All encroachers to be sacked
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, has resolved to kick-out all encroachers on the Achimota school lands and ensure the building of fence wall around the property.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Minister commends health workers
Thursday, February 18 2010

Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, has commended Health workers on their efforts last year to address some of the major problems threatening health delivery in the Region.

GOMOA WEST :
Physically challenged establishes college.
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Gomoa West District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah has commended Mr. Tom Yendell, a British national born without both arms for his contribution towards educating the Ghanaian youth.

MFANTSEMAN :
MMDAs are not for political parties
Thursday, February 18 2010

A Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has pointed out that District, Municipal or Metropolitan Assemblies are not wings of a ruling political party.

NATIONAL :
Call for intensive prayer for Ghana
Thursday, February 18 2010

Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the Eastern Regional Minister, has said that the negative events unfolding in Ghana needed the intervention of God to halt further occurrences.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
Four new projects for Apam SHS.
Thursday, February 18 2010

Four new projects are to be inaugurated at Apam Senior High School on February 27.

CAPE COAST :
Man jailed 20 years.
Thursday, February 18 2010

Yaw Nkrumah, a 19- year old farmer from Acquakrom, near Twifo Praso, who defiled a four- year old girl has been jailed 20 years by the Cape Coast Metropolitan Court.

GOMOA WEST :
Private school operators warned.
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Gomoa West District Director of the Ghana Education Service, Mr Fred Dunyoh, has given five months ultimatum to operators of private schools in the district to improve facilities and infrastructure in their schools.

AMA :
Four year old defiled.
Thursday, February 18 2010

A 35-year-old Nigerian butcher, who defiled a four-year-old girl in his room, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

CAPE COAST :
Fishermen express worry.
Thursday, February 18 2010

A Central Region based pressure group, "Concerned Peoples’ Forum" has expressed regret that the hopes of fishermen that premix fuel would be better managed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration and therefore massively voted it into power had turned out to be a mirage.

(ABOKOBI) GA EAST :
54 women supported.
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Abokobi Presbyterian Women Centre under the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) fund are supporting 54 women in the Ga East Municipality in grass-cutter farming.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
Winneba to house new cement factory
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Executive Director of Adwenpa Construction and Engineering Services Limited, Mr. Julius Kwaku Ankomah has disclosed that a cement factory will soon be constructed at Winneba in the Effutu Municipality of the Central Region.   

ACCRA :
Court remands one person in Rawlings’ house inferno
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Cocoa Affairs Court has remanded in prison custody a man accused of making ‘criminal comments’ relating to the fire that gutted the Ridge residence of the ex-president Jerry John Rawlings.

ASHAIMAN :
Police Cells closed down.
Thursday, February 18 2010

Inmates of the Ashaiman police cells are to be relocated to give way for the immediate renovation works to start on the cells.

HOHOE:
Tafi Abuife gets school block
Thursday, February 18 2010

Company provides school block for Tafi abuife Bomarts Farms, a leading pineapple and mango producer and exporter in the country, has constructed a three-unit kindergarten block for Tafi Abuife in the Hohoe Municipality in the Volta Region.

NATIONAL:
Ghana needs to further reduce deficit - IMF
Thursday, February 18 2010

Ghana must reduce her budget deficit and remain firmly committed to macroeconomic stabilisation over the next two years to create prospects for investment and accelerated growth, IMF Deputy Managing Director, John Lipsky said in Accra.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Oil palm processors commend JICA
Thursday, February 18 2010

Four oil palm processing groups in the Ashanti Region have commended the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for initiating a training programme to enhance their operations.

(SOGAKOPE) SOUTH TONGU:
Ministry launches maiden river festival
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Ministry of Tourism, in callaboration with the South Tongu District Assembly, has launched the maiden river festival dubbed: “Riverfest International 2010" in Sogakope to celebrate the beauty and importance of rivers in the Country.

(TEMA MALL) TMA:
Police storm Tema over bomb scare
Thursday, February 18 2010

Reports making the rounds in Tema suggest that, the Tema Mall, a
shopping centre within the Tema Municipality has attracted the attention of the police as a result of intelligence they gathered bothering on hidden explosives planted in the mall.

(ADANSUA) SEKYERE CENTRAL:
Adansua gets new chief
Thursday, February 18 2010

A 53-year-old Clearing Agent has been installed chief of Adansua near Nsuta in the Sekyere Central District.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
University to install fire suppressors
Thursday, February 18 2010

The University of Mines and Technology at Tarkwa will have fire suppression and security surveillance systems installed in all sections of the university by April.  

KASSENA NANKANA EAST:
Assembly initiates development projects
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Kassena Nankana East District Chief Executive, Mr. Emmanuel Andema, has said his assembly is undertaking development projects to boost infrastructure in the area.

OBUASI:
Assembly rehabilitates prison barracks
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) has spent GH¢ 1,600.00 to rehabilitate the Obuasi Prisons Barracks to give some comfort to the prison officers and their families.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST:
Health Director bemoans plight of doctors
Thursday, February 18 2010

The Upper West Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Alexis Nang-beifubah, has observed that the lack of a clear cut career progression for medical doctors serving in the rural areas is a major disincentive to them.

NATIONAL:
House of Chiefs sympathises with the Rawlingses
Thursday, February 18 2010

The National House of Chiefs has sent a letter of consolation to former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife following last Sunday’s fire that gutted their Ridge residence in Accra. 

(KOKOFU) BEKWAI:
Chiefs asked to seek welfare of people
Thursday, February 18 2010

Barima Offe Akwasi Okogyeasuo, Omanhene of Kokofu Traditional Area, has called on chiefs to work hard to ensure the welfare of the people instead of seeking their personal comfort.

( PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Parliament approves designated ministers except Ayariga
Friday, February 19 2010

Parliament on Thursday approved the nomination of eight persons for ministerial appointments, excluding Mr. Mahama Ayariga.

(HALF-ASSINI) JOMORO :
World Bank organises workshop on oil and gas find
Friday, February 19 2010

The acting Finance Officer of the Centre for Development Partnerships (CDP) of the World Bank, Ms Akyaah Dapaah has called for collaborated efforts to sensitise the public about the effective management of the oil and gas discovery.

NATIONAL :
SSNIT’s Investment: Workers’ Future In Danger
Friday, February 19 2010

The disclosure in Parliament Thursday that the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) had invested GH¢51, 600,000 of Ghanaian workers’ money and earned only GH¢820,000 out of it as of 2004 has raised eyebrows and concerns about the fate of the trust.

(FIAPRE) SUNYANI:
Maternal death cases increase in Brong-Ahafo Region
Friday, February 19 2010

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Health Directorate recorded 94 cases of maternal deaths in 2009 as compared to 81 cases in the previous year, Dr. Aaron Offei, Regional Director, has said.

( PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Minority Boycotts Parliament indefinitely
Friday, February 19 2010

The Minority group has boycotted Parliament indefinitely following the arrest and incarceration of an NPP Social Commentator, Nana Adarkwa over comments that the former President Rawlings may have orchestrated the fire outbreak that gutted his official residence on Sunday February 14.

NATIONAL:
President expresses concern over radio commentator’s remand
Friday, February 19 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has expressed concern over a two week remand custody handed a radio commentator, Nana Darkwa, by a circuit court on Thursday.

ACCRA :
Rawlings’ accuser admitted to bail
Friday, February 19 2010

The NPP activist remanded in the Nsawam Prisons for making unsubstantiated allegations against ex-President Rawlings, has been admitted to bail.

NATIONAL :
EU gives Ghana GHC 28 million
Friday, February 19 2010

The European Union (EU) has released 28 million Ghana cedis to support a project that seeks to promote bamboo as a new source of energy in Ghana and Ethiopia.

(TAKORADI) SEKONDI TAKORADI :
Uproar over religious differences
Friday, February 19 2010

Elders, Key personalities and members of the Church of Pentecost from Beposo to Agona Ahanta in the Western Region, who met on Wednesday night at A. T. Nartey Memorial Pentecost Church in Takoradi, went on rampage in connection with the current reforms introduced by the Pentecostal council of the church.

ASHAIMAN:
Sex workers set high standards
Friday, February 19 2010

Commercial sex workers at Ashaiman, in the Greater Accra Region, have increased their rates from GH3.00 per sexual round to GH¢4.00, the Accra Times newspaper has been reliably informed.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA :
University takes lessons online
Friday, February 19 2010

The University of Education,Winneba (UEW) is gradually mounting most of its academic programmes on-line and consequently require that lecturers put their lesson plans and assignments on-line for students to access.

ASHAIMAN :
Human excreta for protests.
Friday, February 19 2010

Eight inmates of the Ashaiman Police cells are refusing transfer to the Nsawam Prison and are reported to have smeared themselves with human excreta.

EAST MAMPRUSI:
Minister assures health workers of security
Friday, February 19 2010

The Northern Regional Minister designate, Mr. Moses Bukari Mabengba, has assured health personnel who accept postings to the region of adequate security.

(ATIMPOKU ) ASUOGYAMAN:
Government to rehabilitate Adomi Bridge
Friday, February 19 2010

Government has secured 10.5 million Euros from Orio Financing Company of the Netherlands for rehabilitation works on the Adomi Bridge in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region.

NATIONAL :
Liberian president in for 2 day visit
Friday, February 19 2010

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday morning arrived in Accra for a two-day state visit to Ghana.

BOLGATANGA:
NGO Donates Solar equipment to Police
Friday, February 19 2010

Afrikids Ghana, an NGO working in the area of child welfare and protection has donated a solar lighting system worth 2,480 Ghana Cedis to the Upper East Regional Police Command. 

HO:
Help sustain Health Insurance Scheme-Director
Friday, February 19 2010

Health workers in the Volta Region have been urged to work hard to help sustain the smooth operation of the National Health Insurance Scheme.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
Workshop on auditing, accountancy ends
Friday, February 19 2010

The Committee of Internal Auditors, University of Ghana (CIA-UG) with the support of the Institute of Chartered Accountant Ghana (ICAG) has organised a day’s career exposition workshop for about 260 students from the Zion Girls Senior High School in Winneba.  

KUMASI:
Security man held over cable theft
Friday, February 19 2010

A Kumasi Circuit Court has ordered that a 30-year-old watchman should be kept in police custody for stealing 20 coils of electrical cables valued at GH¢1,000.

BOSOMTWE:
Lawyer pushes for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Friday, February 19 2010

The Presiding Member of the Bosomtwe District Assembly, Mr Joseph Asuming, has called for more public education to encourage the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for settling conflicts.    

(ADAKO-JACHIE) EJISU-JUABEN:
First technology park in the offing
Friday, February 19 2010

A ceremony to begin work on Ghana’s first Technology Park at Adako-Jachie in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region was held on Thursday.

KUMASI:
Four jailed 45 years over cannabis
Friday, February 19 2010

A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced four people to a total of 45 years imprisonment for possessing cannabis popularly referred to as "wee." 

HO:
Volta Foundation to harness youth for development
Friday, February 19 2010

The Volta Foundation, a development advocacy NGO, is to harness the energies of the youth to accelerate the economic growth of the Volta Region.

(GWOLLU) SISSALA WEST:
Activities of Fulani herdsmen raise concern
Friday, February 19 2010

In the Upper West Region there is no community, village or settlement where people are not campaigning against the expulsion of Fulani herdsmen and their cattle from the region.

WA:
NDC, NPP supporters to eschew violence
Friday, February 19 2010

The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Mahmud Khalid, has urged supporters of the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party in Wa to tolerate one another as they pursue their political ambitions.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Hills Pharmacy refurbishes ward
Friday, February 19 2010

The refurbished Officials’ Ward of the Koforidua Regional Hospital had been handed over to management. 

(DONYINA) EJISU-JUABEN:
St Ann’s Maternity Clinic gets support
Friday, February 19 2010

The Saint Ann’s Maternity Clinic at Donyina in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality has been presented with two bales of used clothing valued at about GH¢ 1,500.   

BOLGATANGA :
Bolgatanga Association of Motor Mechanics Inaugurated
Saturday, February 20 2010

The Association of Motor Mechanics in the Upper East Region has been inaugurated to promote solidarity and hardwork work amongst motor mechanics in the region.

(WASSA-AYIEM) BIBIANI ANHWIAWSO BEKWAI :
Stiffer punishment for people degrading forest advocated
Saturday, February 20 2010

The chief of Adjakaamanso in the Western Region, Nana Kansa Ababio has called for stiffer punishment for people degrading the forest.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Accidents increased by 35 per cent in 2009 in W/R
Saturday, February 20 2010

The Western Regional Office of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has recorded 1,039 accident cases last year as against 637 cases in 2008, representing an increase of 35 per cent.

(NYARIGA) BOLGATANGA :
Girl-Child Education Project makes Impact in Nyariga Community
Saturday, February 20 2010

A Girl Child Education project initiated by the Nyariga-Donne Mothers Club, an association of women basket weavers at Nyariga-Doone in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East region is yielding positive results.

(ZEBILLA) BAWKU WEST :
Bawku West Assembly assists 3 communities
Saturday, February 20 2010

The Bawku West District Assembly has handed over three development projects it has undertaken over the past six months for the Atarikom Kusanaba and Agatusi communities.

(CAPE THREE POINTS) AHANTA WEST :
Chiefs battle over lands
Saturday, February 20 2010

The Western Regional Officer of the Lands Commission, Nana Kwapong Aboah II has revealed that chiefs are battling each other for lands after the discovery of oil in the Cape Three Points area about a year ago.

ACCRA :
Minority to boycott parliament until NPP activist is set free
Saturday, February 20 2010

The Minority in Parliament say they will continue to boycott Parliamentary proceedings until the Attorney-General drops charges against New Patriotic Party (NPP) activist Nana Darkwa.

ASHAIMAN :
Cell mates frustrate transfer plans
Saturday, February 20 2010

Eight inmates of the Ashaiman Police cells are refusing transfer to the Nsawam Prison and are reported to have smeared themselves with human excreta.

(RIDGE) AMA :
Liberian President consoles the Rawlingses
Monday, February 22 2010

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Saturday consoled former President Jerry John Rawlings and the family on the disaster which razed down his residence, destroying property and vital documents.

(KANDA) AMA :
Fire outbreak at GBC
Monday, February 22 2010

The swift response of fire service personnel prevented what would have been a major fire outbreak at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).

NATIONAL :
Electricity bills to double
Monday, February 22 2010

Barring any interventions from Government, electricity bills are expected to double anytime soon.

NATIONAL :
Daily revenue from oil and gas; 17 pesewas for each Ghanaian
Monday, February 22 2010

Ghana’s total revenue from the oil and gas find will represent less than five per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the Energy Minister, Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei.

EAST AKIM :
Minister calls for more support.
Monday, February 22 2010

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, has called for a broader stakeholder support to the annual paragliding festival in order to make it a major tourism event nationwide.

ASHAIMAN :
Women encouraged into politics.
Monday, February 22 2010

Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) has urged women to contest the forthcoming district assembly elections but be circumspect in their campaign utterances.

ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA :
Closed school reopens today.
Monday, February 22 2010

The Breman Asikuma Senior High School, which was temporarily closed down, following students’ disturbances, would be re-opened today, Monday, February 22, 2010, for academic work.

TARKWA-NSUAEM :
Reconstruction of Tarkwa-Ayanfuri roads starts next month
Monday, February 22 2010

The reconstruction of the 95.2 kilometre Tarkwa - Bogosu - Anyanfuri road begins in March, this year and is expected to be completed between April, 2013.

BAWKU :
Bawku Residents lament over lack of street lights , traffic lights
Monday, February 22 2010

Some residents of Bawku are lamenting what they say is the long absence of streetlights in the municipality to serve their security needs.

UPPER MANYA KROBO :
Asesewa experiences subtle justice
Monday, February 22 2010

The Judicial Service has held a sensitization forum on the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for a cross section of the people at Asesewa, in the Upper Manya Krobo District.

(FRANKADUA) ASUOGYAMAN :
Technical and Vocational institutions to be registered.
Monday, February 22 2010

The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) would soon start a nationwide registration, accreditation and re-validation of technical and vocational training institutions.

SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
We are all responsible for the indiscipline-Prophetess
Monday, February 22 2010

Prophetess Elizabeth Quayeba Abradu of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Prayer Camp, has noted that the fight against indiscipline is the responsibility of all and sundry.

TEMA :
Pilfering takes new turn
Monday, February 22 2010

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), Mr Kofi Mbeah, has disclosed that pilfering at the Tema Port has taken a new dimension with the use of more sophisticated ways to deny importers of their goods.

(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN:
Black oil shortage; textile factory in distress
Monday, February 22 2010

Management of Akosombo Textile Limited (ATL) has appealed to the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) for regular supply of black oil to enable the factory to produce at full capacity.

ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
About 50,000 people provided with potable water
Monday, February 22 2010

Globeserve Ministries International, a Christian Non-Governmental Organization, has drilled 62 boreholes to provide potable water to 50,000 people in the Volta, Eastern and Greater Accra Regions.

KOMENDA EDINA EGUAFO ABIREM:
School closed down
Monday, February 22 2010

The Komenda Secondary Technical School has been closed down following a destructive demonstration by students on Monday.

WA:
Indiscriminate sinking of boreholes raises health concerns
Monday, February 22 2010

Aqua Vitens Rand Limited at Wa in the Upper West Region, has expressed concern about the indiscriminate constructions of boreholes by individuals in the Wa Municipality without technical advice.  

HO :
Gov’t urged to support disabled sports
Monday, February 22 2010

Former Senior Minister and Chief Patron of Disability Options Ghana, Mr Joseph H. Mensah, has urged government to give more financial and technical support to disabled sports to encourage people with disability to take to sports and help the Association prepare towards the Paralympics Games in 2012.

(AFLAO)KETU SOUTH:
Mass transfer hits Aflao CEPS
Monday, February 22 2010

The Management of Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) has transferred more than 60 officers from the Aflao Sector and replaced them with officers drawn from other stations across the country.

(BATTOR)NORTH TONGU:
Volta Police Command tours districts
Monday, February 22 2010

The Volta Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service is evolving strategies that would help improve n the protection of life and property, as well as consolidate the gains made so far in the fight against crime.

(WECHIAU) WA WEST:
U/W Region selects athletes for nation tourney
Monday, February 22 2010

Ten athletes have been selected to represent the Upper West Region
at this year’s National Cross Country Athletics Tournament scheduled for Sunyani next week, February 26.   

GOMOA WEST :
Pregnancy clubs in the offing
Monday, February 22 2010

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(KONONGO) ASANTE AKIM NORTH:
KOSS holds 3rd inter tertiary congress
Monday, February 22 2010

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) branch of the Konongo Odumase
Senior High School (KOSS) old students association on Saturday hosted the third annual inter-tertiary congress at UCC.   

KOMENDA EDINA EGUAFO ABIREM:
Committee provides electricity poles
Monday, February 22 2010

The Bantama -Akyinim Landing Beach Committee in Elmina in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem municipality  has presented 50 electricity poles worth GHC 16000 to the community.

CAPE COAST:
Driver convicted for traffic offences
Monday, February 22 2010

Kwesi Ennin, a driver from Twifo Praso, has been sentenced to a fine
of GH¢ 1,020.00 for various motor offences by Cape Coast Metropolitan circuit court.

KETU NORTH :
Farmers to produce over 2000 tonnes of pepper
Monday, February 22 2010

Members of the Ketu North District Farmers Society will produce over 2000 tonnes of pepper for export this year to markets in the United Kingdom and other European countries.

HO:
Cramming of notes to pass examinations affecting education
Monday, February 22 2010

A communication expert has criticised the habit of cramming of notes and books for the purpose of passing examinations, common among Ghanaian students at all educational levels.

KRACHI WEST:
Forestry Commission undertakes anti-bushfire campaign
Monday, February 22 2010

The Volta Regional Office of the Forestry Services Division of the Forestry Commission, is engaged in a massive campaign to stem the spate of bushfires in the region.

ACCRA:
Donor support for School Feeding not sustainable- Co-ordinator
Monday, February 22 2010

The National Co-ordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), Alhaji Suleman Abdul Rahman has expressed the need for government to set up a fund to ensure the sustainability of the programme.  

(KORLE-BU) ACCRA:
Unsafe abortion harms maternal mortality
Monday, February 22 2010

Haemorrhage, hypertension and unsafe abortion seem to be running through all the causes of maternal mortality in the major hospitals in the Greater Accra Region.

ACCRA:
Former US Under-Secretary sympathises with Rawlings
Monday, February 22 2010

Former United States Under-Secretary of State for African Affairs, Jendayi Elizabeth Frazer, called on former President Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings to commiserate with them on the destruction of their residence by fire.  

ACCRA:
Vodafone case adjourned to March 9
Monday, February 22 2010

The Supreme Court, has adjourned to March 9, the sale of Ghana Telecom (GT) to Vodafone International Holdings BV case.

NATIONAL:
Wake up to responsibilities - Rawlings tells gov’t
Monday, February 22 2010

Former President Jerry John Rawlings Monday called on the Mills Administration to either wake up to their responsibilities or risk losing the 2012 General Election. 

NATIONAL:
MiDA to fully exhaust programme budget - CEO
Monday, February 22 2010

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) is on course to fully exhaust the entire programme budget of 547 million dollars within the five-year period, the Authority said in a statement on Monday.

NATIONAL:
Mills swears in ministerial nominees
Monday, February 22 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has sworn in seven out of eight ministerial nominees who appeared before the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Koforudua University starts oil, gas programme
Monday, February 22 2010

The All Nations University College in Koforidua will roll out an Oil and Gas Engineering programme in six months. 

SUNYANI:
B/A House of Chiefs gets new vehicle
Monday, February 22 2010

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, Monday presented a "Mahindra" pick-up vehicle valued at about 22,000 dollars to the Regional House of Chiefs.   

NATIONAL :
National prayer and thanksgiving week begins March 7
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Christian Churches in Ghana will organize a week-long prayer and fasting week from March 7 that will be climaxed with a National Thanksgiving Service on March 14.

NATIONAL :
Justices to sit on Constitutional cases
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Chief Justice has directed the empanelling of Justices of the Supreme Court to sit on Constitutional cases.

(FIJAI) STMA :
Situation at Archbishop Porter Girls normalises
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Headmistress of Archbishop Porter Girls Secondary School in Fijai near Takoradi, Madam Louisa Constance Aggrey has said that about 98 per cent of students of the school had returned from mid-term holidays.

JIRAPA :
Outbreak of CSM kills 17 in U/W
Tuesday, February 23 2010

A strange form of the deadly cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) has killed 17 people and caused the hospitalisation of 78 others in the Upper West Region, with the Jirapa District being the worst hit.

BOLGATANGA :
Seven picked up in Bolgatanga clashes
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Upper East Regional Police Command has arrested seven people following clashes between two communities in the Bolgatanga municipality.

AMA :
Merries gets 40 computers
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Mr. Fritz Baffour, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ablekuma South, has  presented 40 computers worth GH¢40,000 to the Saint Mary’s Senior High School, to enhance teaching and learning in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).

AMA :
Two jailed for embezzlement.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Two employees of Graphic Communication Group Limited (GCGL), who embezzled GH¢70,000 belonging to the company were on Monday sentenced to a total of 14 years in jail.

AMA :
Man rapes woman in husbands presence.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Police in Accra are investigating a bizarre incident in which a hotel receptionist is accused of raping a client in the presence of her husband.

AHANTA WEST :
Ahanta Chief worried over possible future famine
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Paramount Chief of the Ahanta Traditional area, Otumfuo Baidoo Bonsoe XV, has appealed to chiefs in the area not to rush in releasing lands to investors who have trooped to the area as a result of the oil discovery at Cape Three Points.

SHAMA :
Pupils ignore new 1.2 bn cedi library complex
Tuesday, February 23 2010

A 1.2 billion cedi library complex, which was constructed for Aboadze and Aboase, two fishing communities in the Shama District in the Western Region, has not been receiving the needed patronage, as envisaged by the sponsors.

(FIAPRE) SUNYANI WEST :
Establishing University of Natural Resources ; Promise still on course- Minister
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, has given the assurance that the promise made by President J.E.A. Mills to establish a University of Natural Resources in the region is on course. 

(BUSUA) AHANTA WEST :
Local gov’t staff disassociates itself from Single Spine Pay Policy
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Council of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG) has disassociated itself from the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) and Organised Labour on the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Western Regional Health Directorate reviews performance
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The 2009 Annual Performance Review Meeting of the Western Regional Director of Health is underway in Takoradi on the theme: "Linking Clinical Care and Public Health for Effective Service Delivery."

(DORMAA-AHENKRO) DORMAA :
Aduana Stars determined to win Premier League
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The head coach of Aduana Stars, Herbert Addo has said that the Club will win the converted Glo Premier League trophy this year despite its debutant status.

(BIBIANI) BIBIANI-ANHWIASO-BEKWAI
Researchers urged to help increase food production
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Researchers and Agricultural Extension Officers have been urged to initiate innovative strategies which would be diffused to address the challenges of food production in the country.

(HALF-ASSINI) JOMORO :
Tullow refurbishes science laboratories
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Tullow Ghana Limited has renovated the Physics, Chemistry and Biology laboratories of the Half-Assini Secondary School in the Jomoro District of the Western Region at the cost of £250,000.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Minority returns to parliament
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Minority in Parliament has called off its two-day boycott of parliamentary proceedings, Minority Leader, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has announced.

NATIONAL :
One can identify illness on the face.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Most people don’t realize that their face provides information about what’s going on beneath the surface. Your body speaks a unique language to communicate the imbalances within it.

HO :
Ten arrested for alteration of documents
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Ten young men and women short-listed for recruitment into the Ghana Armed Forces in the Volta Region have been disqualified for altering their documents.

ASHAIMAN :
Road in bad shape.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The underpass which links Ashaiman to Lashibi has been badly flooded as a result of the recent rains that destroyed some properties last Sunday dawn.

K/E/E/A:
Komenda Sec. Tech. students suspended indefinitely
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Students of Komenda Secondary Technical School were on Monday asked to go home following a violent demonstration during which they destroyed school property.    

(KUMASI) KMA:
Proprietors urged to pay SSNIT contributions
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Kumasi Area Manager of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust, (SSNIT) Mr Enoch Acheampong, has asked owners of private schools to ensure that their employees’ contributions to SSNIT are paid.    

(JUAPONG)NORTH TONGU:
New road tolls generates more revenue-Minister
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Joe Gidisu, said road tolls has generated 680,000 Ghana cedis within two weeks of new tools coming into effect.

(BIBIANI)BIBIANI-ANHWIASO-BEKWAI :
Research should aid increase in food production
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Agricultural research and extension officers have been called upon to bring out innovative ways to help farmers to increase food production. 

ACCRA:
High Court dismisses ICU writ
Tuesday, February 23 2010

An Accra High Court has dismissed an application filed by the Interim Management Committee of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) to set aside a writ filed by Mr Dave Agbenu and Mr FosterAmanor, both members of the union.

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
11 year old defiled.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

James Birikorang, a farmer, has been arraigned at the Kade District Magistrate’s Court for defiling an 11-year-old primary school girl.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Ghanaians should not rush for passports.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Passport holders have been advised against rushing for the new Ghanaian Biometric passport until the validity of their current passports have expired.

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
Trader to spend 8mths in jail.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Akwasi Acheampong, a trader, based at Dome in Accra, who stole one Sony Erickson mobile phone, was on Tuesday sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in hard labour by the Kade District Magistrate Court.

(MANKESSIM)MFANTSEMAN :
Parliament appealed to.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Mfantseman Municipal Director of Education, Ms Vicial Etroo, has called on Parliament to enact a law to compel parents and guardians to send their children to school.

NATIONAL :
NUGS express concern.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has expressed concern about the delay in the disbursement of loans to students and gave the Students Loan Trust Fund until February 26 to make good  its obligation to the students of Ghana.

CAPE COAST :
NDC cautions Ghanaians.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Central Regional Branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has cautioned Ghanaians against making callous statements about the fire that gutted the Ridge residence of former President John Jerry Rawlings.

(GOMOA AKYEMPIM) GOMOA WEST:
Chief appeals to government.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Paramount Chief of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area, Obrifo Ahunaku Ahor Ankobea II, has appealed to the government to reduce the size of unit committees and the assemblies to enable the members to be paid some remuneration.

CAPE COAST :
Stadium land owners unhappy.
Tuesday, February 23 2010

Some landowners whose land were taken for the construction of an ultra modern stadium in Cape Coast have threatened to storm the offices of the Central regional minister, Ama Benyiwa-Doe, for not paying their compensations to them.

NATIONAL:
B.J. Da Rocha is dead
Tuesday, February 23 2010

News making the rounds in Accra suggests that Mr. B.J Da Rocha, the first National Chairman of the main opposition, New Patriotic Party (NPP), is dead.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST:
Sissala East improves in childhood immunisation
Tuesday, February 23 2010

The Sissala East District Health Service has made improvement in childhood immunisation, recording 91.7 percent for Tuberculosis in 2008 as against 97.6 per cent in 2009.

JIRAPA :
GHS expresses concern about CSM outbreak
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Director of Public Health of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Joseph Amankwah has expressed concern about the outbreak of the Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) which has hit the Upper West region.

NATIONAL :
Ghana makes no improvement on anti-corruption agenda- Study
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Ghana has made no significant improvement on its anti-corruption agenda in the past year, as major challenges persist, such as the government’s failure to implement a formal freedom of information regime or to exercise controls over the funding of political parties and candidates.

NATIONAL :
President Mills reshuffles deputy ministers
Wednesday, February 24 2010

President J.E.A. Mills has effected changes in three ministries.

EAST MAMPRUSI :
10 more die of CSM in Northern Region
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in the Upper West Region has spread to the Northern Region, killing 10 people out of the 54 reported cases of the disease.

(ASAMANKESE) KWAEBIBIREM :
Bank manager jailed.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Moses Odotei Mensah, a banker, who as Manager of the Pramkese Agency of the Kwaebibirem Rural Bank, stole GH¢ 24,827, has been sentenced to a term of three years in hard labour, by the Asamankese Circuit Court.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Two robbers arrested.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Nsawam Police has arrested two out of five suspected armed robbers, who blocked the Nsawam - Coaltar road near Akwamu and robbed commuters of their possessions.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Man commits incest.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Daniel Doudo, a 65-year-old farmer,has been arraigned before the Asamankese Circuit court, charged with having sexual relations with his daughter.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Accused attack police woman.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Pandemonium broke out at the Asamankese Circuit Court when an accused attacked a police woman.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH:
Man killed by train.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

A 35-year-oldman, Samuel Aniakwah, was found dead along the Nsawam-Accra rail lines at Ayigbe Town, a suburb of Nsawam.

NATIONAL :
ECG discussed in parliament.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Mr. Emmanuel Buah, Deputy Minister of Energy, said that eligibility criterion considered by Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for the acquisition of separate meter was a major barrier that prospective applicants faced.

NATIONAL :
More calls on government on energy issues
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Kumasi Institute of Technology Energy and Environment (KITE), a project that seeks to provide affordable lighting to people in the rural areas, have called on government to formulate strong policies and legislation for developing off-grid lighting systems.

NATIONAL :
Government to fight organised crime
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu has reiterated government’s determination to fight organised crime especially drug trafficking and money laundering.

NATIONAL :
Transport Ministry inaugurates Railway Complaints Panel
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Ministry of Transport has set up a Railway Complaints, Appeals and Review Panel (RCARP), to serve as a platform to receive public complaints about the railway service.

AMA:
Man steals cars.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Accra circuit court,  has sentenced Solomon Kwakye, a taxi driver,who stole two cars at Nungua and Sakumono in Accra and attempted to sell them in Takoradi, to 14 years imprisonment.

NATIONAL :
Cereals project launched.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Food Research Institute (FRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has launched a two-year project in Accra.

NATIONAL :
SMEs to be trained for gari market
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Dr. Kwame Vowotor, National Coordinator of Food Research Institute,FRI,has said people in the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises would be trained on improved gari and high quality cassava flour processing technologies in Nigeria, Ghana, Togo and Benin, while upgrading processing equipments in selected pilot centres in each country and encouraged networking among stakeholders.

CAPE COAST
NDC faithfuls not happy with minority.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central Region has accused the Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, of double-standard over the fire incident at the residence of former President John Jerry Rawlings last week.

(BINDURI) BAWKU :
Binduri Chief calls on government for support
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Chief of Binduri Traditional Area at Bawku in the Upper East Region, Naaba Robert Akolbila Agagwine has called on the government to provide the life line for the socio-economic development of the people.

AMA :
From the new minister of Tourism.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

A project that seeks to modernize the beach front in Accra with the aim of making the city a trade and economic hub in the West African sub-region would soon kick off.

SUNYANI :
NCCE calls for re-introduction of civic education
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The National Project Coordinator of Project Citizen Ghana, Mrs. Judith Fanny Kumah has said the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) was advocating for the re-introduction of civic education into the entire educational system.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Ghana needs a long-lasting education policy
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Western Regional Director of Education, Mrs. Rebecca E. Dadzie has called on the government and other stakeholders in Education to develop a comprehensive national education policy that would stand the test of time and address the needs of children in both private and public schools.

(TEIMAN) GA EAST :
Chiefs and elders appeal to school.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The chiefs and elders of Teiman, near Abokobi in Accra, have urged teachers of the local St James Anglican Basic School to collaborate with the elders and the Madina Police to apprehend the man who is alleged to have defiled and impregnated his 14-year-old foster child.

SUNYANI :
Security Measures in place for race
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure the smooth and successful organization of the National Cross  Country Race Competition scheduled to take place on the February 27 in Sunyani, the regional capital of the Brong-Ahafo Region.

BOLGATANGA :
Gov’t begins community afforestation in Bolgatanga
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The government through the various assemblies and the Ministry of Forestry has begun a pilot scheme known as community afforestation to help check desertification and improve the environment.

GA EAST :
Finance minister tours road projects.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Reports indicate that the Finance minister , Dr Kwabena Duffour and his deputies alongside the Roads and Transport ministers are touring all road projects in Accra.

NATIONAL :
Rawlings speaks.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has on behalf of his family expressed profound gratitude to all who have sympathized with them in diverse ways following the fire that devastated their residence on Sunday, February 14.

BEREKUM :
Health directorate intensifies education on food safety
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Berekum Municipal Health Directorate has intensified its food safety and other health-related public education campaigns following the suspected food poisoning case involving 34 people in Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region on Valentine’s Day.

ACCRA:
High Court convicts Raymond Archer
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The managing editor for the Enquirer newspaper, Raymond Archer has been convicted for contempt  at an Accra High Court and has been granted bail in the sum of GHC 50,000.

NATIONAL :
Rawlings consoles Da Rocha family.
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Tuesday consoled the family of the late B. J. da Rocha following the passing away of the NPP stalwart.

KUMASI:
Court orders police to trace missing corpse
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Ash-Town District Court One, presided over by Mr Solomon Kofi Achina, has ordered the Police to conduct a thorough investigation into the puzzle over the missing body of a woman, who died on November 6, 2006.   

(GARU)GARU-TEMPANE:
Bank to prosecute loan defaulters
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Bawku East Small-Scale Farmers’ Association (BESSFA) Rural Bank in the Garu-Tempane District in the Upper East Region is to take its loan defaulters to court to seek repayment of outstanding loans. 

(KWADASO) KMA:
Police arrest fake currency dealer
Wednesday, February 24 2010

A 27-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Kumasi for dealing in fake CFA franc notes.  

(NYANKPALA) TAMALE:
Inconsistent policies hampering agriculture-Agricuturist
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Acting Northern Regional Director of Agriculture, Mr. Steven Yakubu, has observed that the failings of the country’s agricultural sector are due to inconsistencies in government policies.

TAMALE:
Tamale forest reserve under threat
Wednesday, February 24 2010

At a time when the global community is concerned about climate change and stresses the need to preserve forest resources, forest reserves in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital, are being depleted.

JIRAPA:
Parliament seeks answers to CSM outbreak
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Parliament Wednesday sympathised with the people of Upper West
Region, principally, the families of those who lost their loved ones during the recent outbreak of Celebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) in that area.  

YENDI:
34 Women receive skills training
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Ghana Congress on Women’s Ministry (GHACOE), a Christian non-governmental Organisation (NGO) has organised a five-day skills training in soap production for 34 women in the Yendi Municipality in the Northern Region.

ACCRA :
Victor Smith, Peter Yankey sworn in as Ambassadors
Wednesday, February 24 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills reiterated Government’s vision to transform Ghana from an agricultural-based economy, into an industrial hub. 

WA:
Malik Jabir receives honour
Wednesday, February 24 2010

Consultations are far advanced by the Upper West Regional Football Association with stakeholders to officially name the Wa Sports Stadium after Malik Jabir, an indigene of the region and one of
the country’s former football heroes.   

(KNUST) KMA:
NPP gears up for "The Big Congress"
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Fredrick Fredua Antoh, has appealed to members of the party to comport themselves during the upcoming National Delegates’ Congress scheduled for the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

HO:
Dr Graham cautions public over Nkrumah
Wednesday, February 24 2010

A lawyer, Dr Yao Graham, said damning the works and policies of late President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah without recourse to the circumstances of his times would be erroneous.

ACCRA:
NDC unhappy with NPP stance on Rawlings’ accuser
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), expressed displeasure at the approach adopted by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) towards the accusation levelled against former President Jerry Rawlings by an activist of the minority party. 

KUMASI:
Police bust criminal gang
Wednesday, February 24 2010

A five-member alleged criminal gang that has specialised in breaking
into supermarkets in the Kumasi Metropolis has been busted by the police.   

BOLGATANGA:
Rural Community Banks assisted with computers
Wednesday, February 24 2010

A Micro Finance Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Trias Ghana, has donated 78 computers and accessories including printers to 12 Rural Community Banks (RCBs) in the three Northern Regions valued at 50,017.71 Ghana Cedis.

(MANKRANSO) AHAFO ANO SOUTH:
Ghana’s cocoa trees are over-aged
Wednesday, February 24 2010

About twenty-three percent of cocoa trees in the country are over thirty years.  The situation is being compounded by the increasing aging cocoa farmer population in the country. 

NATIONAL:
NAGRAT to embark on strike
Wednesday, February 24 2010

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is threatening to go on strike Monday to press home demands for payment of service allowance.

ACCRA:
Circuit Court remands suspect, 35 in custody
Wednesday, February 24 2010

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded the 35 year old alleged rapist, Henry Kabu in prison custody to re-appear on March 5, 2010.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Environment company fumigates Accra Psychiatric Hospital
Thursday, February 25 2010

Trends Envitech Limited, an environment management company, is undertaking a GH¢10,000.00 fumigation project at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to help solve its sanitation challenges.

NATIONAL :
Extra doses of polio vaccine not harmful - Expert
Thursday, February 25 2010

National Programme Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation, Mr. Kwadwo Antwi Agyei has assured Ghanaians that extra doses of the polio vaccines were not injurious to children.

NATIONAL :
Government told to insure property
Thursday, February 25 2010

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) says it is time government insured all its property.

NATIONAL :
Teachers to embark on strike
Thursday, February 25 2010

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is threatening to go on strike on Monday to press home demands for payment of service allowance.

JIRAPA :
Vaccines for CSM in next week
Thursday, February 25 2010

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved the production of the vaccine needed to fight the new strain of the bacterium, W135, that has caused an outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in the Upper West Region and parts of the Northern Region.

TEMA :
No Tema West for congress
Thursday, February 25 2010

Some aggrieved old executive members of the Tema West Constituency Branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have called on the leadership of the party not to allow delegates from the Constituency to participate in its upcoming National Congress.

NATIONAL :
Former President Kufuor on a trip.
Thursday, February 25 2010

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra last night for Monrovia, Liberia, for talks on how the United States and China are contributing to Africa’s development.

NATIONAL :
Korea to give Ghana houses.
Thursday, February 25 2010

The Korean government is to build two hundred thousand affordable houses in Ghana which will span a period of five years. The Korean Ambassador to Ghana, Lee Sang Hak said a proposal has been forwarded to government awaiting response.

NATIONAL :
Power of words.
Thursday, February 25 2010

Words carry energy and this gives language its power and its potential to heal or hurt. Most of us can remember a time that someone sent a word our way, and it stuck with us.

(ABOSO) PRESTEA HUNI-VALLEY :
Three die in Pit
Thursday, February 25 2010

Two young men and a lady, whose mad desire for gold in a galamsey pit at Aprampramu, a village near Aboso in the Prestea-Huni Valley District of the Western Region, have lost their lives.   

SUNYANI :
Pregnant women to enjoy free transport
Thursday, February 25 2010

Pregnant women in the Brong Ahafo region who are in critical condition and need to be transported to a health facility for emergency treatment would be transported free of charge.

AHANTA WEST :
Rubber company builds plant
Thursday, February 25 2010

The Ghana Rubber Estate Limited (GREL) is constructing a treatment plant for the effective management of odour that emanates from its rubber processing factory at Apimanim in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region.

TEMA :
Extravagance does not guarantee marital success
Thursday, February 25 2010

Prospective married couples have been asked to lay strong foundation for their marriages instead of concentrating on extravagant ceremonies.

NATIONAL:
President gives hope to MPs
Thursday, February 25 2010

Members of Parliament can now be sure of available funds to execute development projects they promised their constituents during their campaigns to improve on the life of their constituents.

NATIONAL :
NACOB to experience changes
Thursday, February 25 2010

Mr. Martin Amidu, Minister of the Interior, on Wednesday said Government was committed to changing the status of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) to an independent body.

ADANSI SOUTH:
Adansi South gets DCE
Thursday, February 25 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated Mr Benjamin Anhwere as the District Chief Executive for Adansi South.  

(OYIBI) DANGME WEST :
Stop selling school lands.
Thursday, February 25 2010

A total of 600 school bags containing assorted educational materials has been donated to pupils of the Oyibi Presby Primary school in the Dangme West municipality.

(APAM)GOMOA WEST :
Deodorant not good for adolescents
Thursday, February 25 2010

The Senior Staff Nurse in-charge of the Reproductive Health Unit of the Apam Catholic Hospital, Mrs Selina Bondzie, has advised parents to stop their children from using deodorants because it could affect their health.

WA:
UDS launches joint hall week celebration
Thursday, February 25 2010

The Dean of the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has called on tertiary students to use the various halls on campus to promote unity and healthy competition among them.  

TAMALE:
Strengthen Tamale sister-city relationships-MCE
Thursday, February 25 2010

Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive, Alhaji Abdulai Haruna Friday, has called for the strengthening of the sister-city relationships between Tamale and other cities.

(PARLIAMENT) ACCRA:
No retreat, no surrender – Mills assures
Thursday, February 25 2010

Drug barons and magnates who draw on Ghana as a transit point are to confront a taut and stiff resistance from the Narcotics Control Board and the Ghana Police Service as President John Evans Atta Mills promises a better equipped security service in his second State of the Nation’s address.

NATIONAL :
Cocoa farmers get thousands of pounds.
Thursday, February 25 2010

Cadbury Dairy Milk has transferred over 500,000 pounds in premium to cocoa farmers in the country as a result of the company’s purchase of Fairtrade cocoa.

(ACHIMOTA) GA EAST :
Achimota Forest to be adjusted.
Thursday, February 25 2010

Achimota Forest will be adjusted to a world class tourism enclave without destroying the ecosystem but attempts to construct a road through it will nose-dive this objective, Mr Samuel Afari Dartey, Acting Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission has said.

(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Farmer jailed 10 years for cultivating hemp
Thursday, February 25 2010

A 45-year-old farmer has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour by the Juaso Circuit Court, for cultivating marijuana.

SEKYERE AFRAM PLAINS:
Farmers want Fulani herdsmen flushed out
Thursday, February 25 2010

Farmers in Sekyere Afram Plains have appealed to the government to help flush out Fulani herdsmen, terrorizing and destroying their farms.

ACCRA:
CPP wants confiscated assets back
Thursday, February 25 2010

The Convention People’s Party (CPP), has called on government to hand over its assets that were confiscated after the overthrow of the First Republic on February 24, 1966.  

NATIONAL:
PURC to punish power companies
Thursday, February 25 2010

Effective October 16 this year, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission will begin to apply penalties to companies in the power sector for breach of standards of performance.   

KUMASI:
Group pushes for fire safety
Thursday, February 25 2010

The Atta Mills Foundation, a pro-democracy group, Thursday called on the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to ensure that all building designs have adequate provision for fire safety.  

YENDI:
Security beefed up in Yendi
Thursday, February 25 2010

As part of measures to forestall violence during the Damba festivities, security in Tamale and Yendi Municipalities has been stepped up, as these areas are regarded as flash points in the region.

SOUTH DAYI :
Volta Foundation aids brilliant students
Thursday, February 25 2010

Volta Foundation, a development advocacy NGO has assisted seven students from various second cycle institutions in the Volta region with a one year scholarship, mobile phone and GH¢200 each for other personal expenses.

KARAGA :
Government committed to eradicating guinea worm
Thursday, February 25 2010

The National Programme Manager of the Guinea Worm Eradication, Dr. Seidu Korkor has said government was committed to eradicating the disease from the country.  

NATIONAL :
BoG initiate plans to introduce 2 GHC notes
Friday, February 26 2010

The Bank of Ghana has decided to introduce a GH¢2 (Two Ghana Cedi) denomination to ease pressure on the GH¢1.00 (One Ghana Cedi) note.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Mixed reaction about President’s State of Nation address
Friday, February 26 2010

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Evalue Gyira, Hon. Catherine Afeku Ambelema has described the State of the Nation Address by President John Atta Mills as full of recycled and failed promises.

NATIONAL :
Dr. Joyce Aryee receives award.
Friday, February 26 2010

The CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Dr. Joyce Aryee was recently awarded the African Female Business Leader of the Year Award, 2009 at the African Leadership Awards 2009, held in Paris, France.

NATIONAL :
Seizure of cocaine on the decrease in Africa - Report
Friday, February 26 2010

There is a decline in the seizure of cocaine in Africa since 2008 and no large seizures has been recorded in 2009, according to the annual report of the International Narcotic Control Board (INCB).

(HALF-ASSINI) JOMORO :
Fishing activities in Jomoro District halts
Friday, February 26 2010

Fishing activities in the Jomoro District of the Western Region have virtually come to a halt following the invasion of the sea by a greenish cotton-like substance in the past one month.

NATIONAL :
GIMPA opens business school.
Friday, February 26 2010

Mr. Frank Adu, Managing Director of Cal Bank, has called on management of corporate organisations to constantly train their personnel to improve their performance.

TEMA :
Metro stats on marriage out.
Friday, February 26 2010

The Tema Metropolitan Marriage and Divorce Registry, registered a total of 3,267 customary and ordinance marriages last year.

TEMA :
TLOC gets fire brigade.
Friday, February 26 2010

Twenty-five emergency brigade trainees of the Tema Lube Oil Company Limited (TLOC), have passed out after participating in 18 months training, in Tema.

NATIONAL :
Managing editor to get 2 weeks jail sentence
Friday, February 26 2010

The Managing Editor of The Enquirer newspaper, Raymond Archer, and his his company, Focal Media Limited have been fined GH¢1,200 each for contempt, and in default, Raymond will spend two weeks in prison with hard labour for contempt.

NATIONAL :
Government to implement educational programmes
Friday, February 26 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has announced that the government would this year implement more educational programmes to raise the standards of education in the country.

(AWOSHIE) GA SOUTH :
30 million euro for road upgrade.
Friday, February 26 2010

The government has signed a 30 million Euro financing agreement with the Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) of France, paving way for commencement of construction works on the 70 kilometre-squared Awoshie-Pokuase road.

(AYISAKRO) NZEMA EAST :
MP builds GHC 8,000 Day care
Friday, February 26 2010

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Evalue Gwira, Madam Catherine Afeku, has constructed a two-unit classroom block to serve as a daycare center for the pupils of Ayisakro in the Nzema East Municipal Assembly.

ELLEMBELLE :
Provide for your wards- DCE
Friday, February 26 2010

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ellembelle, Daniel K. Eshun, has called on parents to provide for the educational and material needs of their wards in order to make them sound in mind to reflect in their performance at school.

BEREKUM :
Berekum Municipality commends German Gov’t for support
Friday, February 26 2010

Berekum Municipality has ­commended the government and people of Germany, for their support towards the development of the area.

ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA :
Assembly launches hygiene programme
Friday, February 26 2010

The Asikuma Odoben Brakwa district assembly has launched a programme to encourage people to adopt personal hygiene to avoid out break of diseases in the area.

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA-NANKANA EAST :
Leaders urged to be guided by truth
Friday, February 26 2010

The Dean of Students at the Navrongo Campus  of University for Development Studies has called on people in leadership positions to be guided by the gospel truth  to ensure the success of all their undertakings.

LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Man and Sons electrocuted
Friday, February 26 2010

A teacher and his three male children suffered severe electric shocks at Atua, near Krobo-Odumase in the Lower Manya district  of the Eastern region, last Friday as they tried to relocate a TV antenna.

(ACHIMOTA) GA EAST :
Achimota -Mile 7 to be completed in 4 months
Friday, February 26 2010

Work on the Achimota-Mile 7 portion of the 5.7 kilometre Achimota-Ofankor road is expected to be completed by June this year.

NATIONAL :
Free education for the disabled
Friday, February 26 2010

Physically challenged persons are to be provided free education to prepare them for the job market and make them self reliance.

GA EAST :
Baobab centre for Valley View university
Friday, February 26 2010

The Department of Ecological Studies at Valley View University (VVU) received a boost with the inauguration of a 1.3 million-euro Baobab Centre.

WA EAST:
Two Junior High Schools receive computers
Friday, February 26 2010

Two Junior High Schools (JHS) in the Wa East District have received a quantity of computers to assist students to have access to Information Communication Technology (ICT) education.

NATIONAL :
Editors forum deny allegations.
Friday, February 26 2010

The Editors Forum, Ghana (EFG), on Wednesday said it had never applied to the Ministry of Information or any government body for funding.

NATIONAL :
Ministers to create jobs- President Mills
Friday, February 26 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has directed Ministers of State to produce sector blueprints for job creation by June this year.

NATIONAL :
Parliament admonished.
Friday, February 26 2010

The National Media Commission (NMC) has appealed to Parliament to review the deadline for submission of memoranda on the Right to Information (RTI) Bill and facilitate the ready availability of copies of the Bill to the public.

NATIONAL:
ROPAA will be back - Mills hints
Friday, February 26 2010

The government is to review the Representation of the People Law of 1992 in its entirety to provide the opportunity for Ghanaians in the diaspora to exercise their franchise.

(FAFRAHA) GA EAST:
Leadership confab underway.
Friday, February 26 2010

A three-day leadership training conference, organized by the Rehoboth Assemblies of God Church and the Hard Core Christianity Ministry, US, was opened at Fafraha near Adenta in Greater Accra Region.
    

TAMALE:
Minister given rousing welcome to Tamale
Friday, February 26 2010

The newly appointed Northern Regional Minister, Mr. Moses Bukari Magbenba was given a rousing welcome to Tamale by a number of people, including the Regional Executive of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).  

YENDI:
Heavy security presence greets Damba festival
Friday, February 26 2010

There is a heavy security presence in Yendi as the celebration of the Damba festival continues today.

NATIONAL:
More schools to enjoy feeding programme
Friday, February 26 2010

Government plans to increase the number of schools that would
benefit from the ongoing Ghana School Feeding Programme(GSFP), Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, said in Accra. 

CAPE COAST :
Rights of arrested persons discussed.
Friday, February 26 2010

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, (CHRI) an International Non-Governmental Organization, has called for the prioritisation of human rights awareness to stop violations and to promote good governance.

NATIONAL:
Ghana hooked onto Google Maps
Friday, February 26 2010

Ghana has been hooked on to the Google Maps scheme, an Internet search regime that captures the relevant country with minute details of towns, streets and other landmarks.

(MINISTRIES) ACCRA:
Minister Highlights need for roll-toll increases
Friday, February 26 2010

The Finance Minister has emphasized the need for the recent road-toll increase as crucial for the infrastructural development of the country.

KUMASI:
Highway Staff pick regional officers
Friday, February 26 2010

The Senior Staff Association of the Ghana Highway Authority, has elected Mr S. David Addo as the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the body.

MAMPONG:
Pupils in Ashanti receive uniforms, exercise books
Friday, February 26 2010

The Ministry of Education has released 7.1 million exercise books and 10,300 school uniforms for distribution to school children in the Ashanti Region.   

NATIONAL:
Opinion: The politics of discrimination
Friday, February 26 2010

The Others were slow to arrive. The first of their kind arriving with a degree of luxury, rich in possessions, wealth and possibility. But they are afraid and most of us have met them with a begrudging welcome.

ACCRA:
Database on human trafficking soon
Friday, February 26 2010

The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) in collaboration with Rescue Foundation, a non-governmental organisation is establishing a national data base on human trafficking to depict the enormity of the problem.  

NATIONAL:
Mills unites Ghana with policy vision
Friday, February 26 2010

The anxiety that engulfed the impending State of the Nation’s Address, cleared up Thursday in Parliament, after President John Evans Atta Mills, delivered his policy vision, spiced with a sense of humour.   

TAMALE :
NDC wishes NPP well in its National Congress
Saturday, February 27 2010

The Northern Region branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has sent a good will message to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and called for a successful National Delegates’ Congress in Kumasi.

ACCRA:
NRSC engages children in education
Friday, February 26 2010

Road fatalities on children below sixteen years reduced by 10 percent in 2009.

NADOWLI:
NGO suplies equipment to graduate apprentices
Friday, February 26 2010

The Rural Enterprises Project, a poverty alleviation project that targets the vulnerable but entrepreneurial poor, has provided tools to 28 graduate apprentices at Nadowli. 

(AYOMSO) ASUNAFO NORTH :
Ayomso community library inaugurated
Saturday, February 27 2010

The Africa Library Project, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has constructed a 50,000-dollar library at Ayomso, a farming community in the Asunafo North Municipality of the Brong-Ahafo Region.

BONGO :
Bongo Assembly warns contractors
Saturday, February 27 2010

The Bongo District Assembly in the Upper East Region has warned that it will not hesitate to blacklist any contractor who carries out shoddy work for any contract awarded in the district.

NATIONAL :
Ghana to increase export of natural rubber by 2020
Saturday, February 27 2010

The Managing Director of the Ghana Rubber Estates Limited,Mr. Marc Jeno has indicated that the country’s export of natural rubber will increase by 2020.

KMA : NPP POLLS : Editor advises ’skirt and blouse’ voting
Saturday, February 27 2010

The Editor of the Daily Dispatch Newspaper, Ben Ephson has warned of dire consequences in the NPP should one faction within the party sweep all position being contested for in today’s Delegates Conference.

WA : Wa Municipality records 98 fires
Saturday, February 27 2010

The Wa Municipality recorded 98 fire disasters last year but no death with damage caused to property valued at about two million Ghana cedis.

WA :
80 thousand doses for 9 districts
Sunday, February 28 2010

The Ministry of Health has supplied 80,000 doses of AC vaccines for distribution to the nine districts in the Upper West Region for vaccination against the meningitis that has so far claimed 17 lives.

NATIONAL :
Jake wins NPP executive polls
Sunday, February 28 2010

The New Patriotic Party has sworn in a new set of national executive officers after about eight hours of voting and vote counting at the party’s national delegates conference in Kumasi.

TAMALE :
Veterans day marked.
Sunday, February 28 2010

Veterans Day, a day set aside for the gallant soldiers who lost their lives at the Christianborg Crossroads near the Osu Castle in Accra on 28th February 1948, had been marked in Tamale by some students and ex-servicemen.

(DANSOMAN) AMA :
Basic school donates GHC 5000
Sunday, February 28 2010

The Saint Bernadette Soubirous School has presented a GH¢5,000 cheque to the Ghana Eye Foundation (GEF) to climax its 30th Anniversary celebrations.
  

(MPRAESO) KWAHU SOUTH :
Man convicted for four years
Sunday, February 28 2010

A Circuit court at Mpraeso presided over by Mr Alex Owusu Ofori has sentenced a 21-year-old Shoemaker to four years imprisonment in hard labour for stealing electrical appliances worth 452 Ghana cedis.

(TAKORAD) STMA:
Muslim endowment fund launched
Sunday, February 28 2010

Mr Mohammed Ali, Presiding Member of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), has launched a Muslim Endowment Fund known as WAQF Foundation at Takoradi.

NATIONAL :
Ghana will lose respect-President Mills
Sunday, February 28 2010

Ghana cannot be a well-respected member of the community of nations if it continues to import food items produced in countries with less favourable climate, President John Evans Atta Mills has said.

AMA :
Ecobank Ringway in flames.
Sunday, February 28 2010

Fire has gutted the first floor of the Ring Road branch of Ecobank on the Fidelity House building, destroying office equipment and vital documents in the process.