(TEMA) TMA :
Eleven queried over Anas’ Port exposé
Monday, February 07 2011

Eleven officials of the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) identified so far in the video footage of Investigate Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, for allegedly collecting bribes from importers at the Tema Harbour, have been issued with queries to explain their conduct.

KRACHI WEST :
Blame game over near collapse of Krachi hospital
Tuesday, February 01 2011

Officials at the Krachi West District Hospital in the Volta Region are reeling over the near collapse of the hospital.

BONGO :
Assembly to benefit from IDA projects
Tuesday, February 01 2011

The Bongo District Assembly has been selected among 40 districts in the country to benefit from an 89 million dollar project under the Social Opportunities Project for 2011/15.

ACCRA :
Ghana achieves EITI compliance status
Tuesday, February 01 2011

Ghana has achieved compliance status with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) - the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors.

NATIONAL :
MTN donates mosquito nets to hospitals
Tuesday, February 01 2011

Winners of the MTN’s special malaria "What do you know" quiz competition have donated 1,200 Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (ITNs) to six hospitals across the country.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Traders protest against demolition along rail-lines
Tuesday, February 01 2011

Traders along rail-lines at Kantamanto in Accra on Monday demonstrated against the impending demolition of illegal structures for commencement of the construction of new rail-lines. 

ADAKLU-ANYIGBE :
Prez to cut for Volta University next week
Tuesday, February 01 2011

Government is to make true one of its promises to the people of the Volta Region with the establishment of the University of Health and Allied Sciences.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Load shedding to hit Accra for 35 days
Tuesday, February 01 2011

Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) announced on Monday January 31, that there would be disruption of power supply to consumers in Accra on specific days from February 5 to March 12.

TEMA :
Tema Library needs internet librarian
Tuesday, February 01 2011

The Tema Metropolitan Library Authority has appealed to public-spirited individuals and organisations to assist it to acquire internet facilities to enhance research work in the metropolis.

EJISU-JUABEN :
50 cadres of NDC renounce their membership
Tuesday, February 01 2011

About 50 members of the United Cadres Front(UCF) in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region have renounced their membership of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

(ACCRA) AMA :
’Okada’ riders call for legal backing
Tuesday, February 01 2011

A number of commercial motor riders, popularly called ‘Okada’ in the capital, Accra have petitioned parliament to give legal backing to their operations.

NATIONAL :
Ghana Revenue Authority targets GH¢7.53 billion in 2011
Tuesday, February 01 2011

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) expects a 27 per cent growth in
revenue for 2011, betting on intensified arrears collection and monitoring to ensure compliance of large tax payers.

(BUIPE) CENTRAL GONJA :
Ghana Red Cross distribute food items to flood victims
Tuesday, February 01 2011

The Ghana Red Cross Society says it has distributed food items to flood victims in some parts of the Northern Region.

NATIONAL :
First ever health awards slated for December
Tuesday, February 01 2011

The first ever Ghana Health Awards to recognise the work of individual health professionals and health institutions has been launched in Accra.

NATIONAL :
FDB commended for swift action
Tuesday, February 01 2011

The National Executive Council of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has commended the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) for the good work it has been undertaking to protect and safeguard the health of the public.

NATIONAL :
EC undecided on district elections re-run
Tuesday, February 01 2011

The Electoral Commissioner (EC) has still not yet decided on a date for the re-run of District Level Election in the outstanding Electoral Areas in the Ashanti Region.

(AKROPONG) AKUAPIM NORTH :
Police arrest five suspects in connection with Abiriw shooting incident
Tuesday, February 01 2011

The Akropong police have arrested five people in connection with a shooting incident at Abiriw in the Eastern Region.

(XIPE) KETU NORTH :
10-seater wc toilet for Xipe
Wednesday, February 02 2011

A ten seater water closet (WC) toilet facility is in the offering for the people of Xipe in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region.

ACCRA :
President Mills back home
Wednesday, February 02 2011

The President J.E.A Mills returned home on Tuesday from Addis Ababa, where he attended the 16th Ordinary Session of the African Union.

ACCRA :
Parliament receives 18 computers
Wednesday, February 02 2011

The Korean Parliament presented 18 computers to the Parliament of Ghana to enhance its operations.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Zoomlion workers complain of non-payment of salaries
Wednesday, February 02 2011

Workers of the Eastern Regional Zoomlion Company who were employed under the Regional National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), have not received their December, 2010 and January, 2011 salaries.

ACCRA :
EPA develops guidelines to regulate oil and gas industries
Wednesday, February 02 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed guidelines to regulate the emerging oil and gas industries in the country.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Communities advised against erecting speed humps
Wednesday, February 02 2011

Deputy Eastern Regional MTTU Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police Franklin Kwesi Kramoah, has advised communities not to erect speed ramps on roads. 

TEMA :
Enemies of the Nation: The dark secrets of Tema Harbour
Wednesday, February 02 2011

A veritable commercial beehive; the economic nerve centre of Ghana, sits on the shores of the Atlantic and overlooks the bubbling big blue sea. The sea breeze seems to have been directed purposely to produce a calming effect on the crammed and torrid atmosphere and on the bristling pace of business.

NATIONAL :
Ivorian loyalists free 4 Ghanaians
Wednesday, February 02 2011

Four Ghanaians who were abducted in Cote d’Ivoire by loyalists of Mr Alassane Ouattara for allegedly spying for Mr Laurent Gbagbo have been released unconditionally.

WA :
Minister donates computers to Alma mater
Wednesday, February 02 2011

Mr. Alban Bagbin, the Minister of Water Resources Works and Housing, has donated 20 computers, 20 monitors and 20 UPS to Wa Senior High School to mark its 40th anniversary celebration held.

(TECHIMANTIA) TANO SOUTH :
Youth urged to assist in development
Wednesday, February 02 2011

Dr Hanna Louisa Bisiw, the Deputy Minister of Works, Housing and Water Resources, has advised the youth against investing their exuberance in partisan politicking and rather to focus on the execution of development programmes in their communities.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Stop making spurious claim of cure for diseases
Wednesday, February 02 2011

The General Secretary of the Ghana Association of Faith Healers and Traditional Birth Attendants, Mr Kwaku Owusu, has advised faith healers not to dupe patients with spurious claims of cures.

NATIONAL :
Stakeholders in transport industry consider speed limiters
Wednesday, February 02 2011

Stakeholders in the transport industry are considering the introduction of speed limiters on vehicles to control speeding and carnage on the roads.

NATIONAL :
Rapid Bus Transit to reduce traffic
Wednesday, February 02 2011

Vice President John Mahama has cut the sod for the commencement of the construction of the long awaited Rapid Bus Transit (RBT) system.

ASSIN NORTH :
Assembly tackles sanitation problems
Wednesday, February 02 2011

The Assin North Municipal Chief Executive, Hon Alex D. Antwi Bosiako has indicated that Assembly is relentless in improving the sanitation situation in the municipality.

(MPRAESO) KWAHU SOUTH :
Increase in malaria cases in Kwahu South
Wednesday, February 02 2011

A total of 45,535 Malaria cases were recorded in the various Health Centres in the Kwahu South District last year as against 35,247 cases
recorded in 2009, an increase of 32 percent.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Malaria cases continue to rise at Winneba
Wednesday, February 02 2011

Malaria continues to exceed cases brought to the Effutu Municipal Hospital, the acting Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr George Kwame Prah, has said.

AMA :
Ga Traditional Council lauds AMA
Wednesday, February 02 2011

Nii Oblimpong Kojo Ababio, Jamestown Mantse has commended the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for embarking on programmes to make the capital city attractive.

WA :
Students of Wa School for the Blind dominate in French awards
Wednesday, February 02 2011

Students of the Wa Methodist School for the Blind once again proved to the whole world that disability is not an inability and that given resources and support the physically challenged can prove equal to the task.

(ADUM KWANWOMA) ATWIMA KWANWOMA :
MP advocates reproductive health education
Thursday, February 03 2011

Dr Kojo Appiah-Kubi, Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima Kwanwoma, has underlined the need for Ghana to step up reproductive health education.

GOMOA WEST :
Assembly rehabilitates school-block
Thursday, February 03 2011

The Gomoa West District Assembly has handed over the rehabilitated Apam Methodist Primary School block to the school authorities.

KWAHU EAST :
Assembly targets 10 teachers’ quarters
Thursday, February 03 2011

The Kwehu East District Assembly has targeted the construction of about ten teachers’ quarters in ten different communities this year.

ACCRA :
Gov’t gets funding for expansion of Barekese Dam
Thursday, February 03 2011

Mr Alban Bagbin Minister of Water Resources Works and Housing, said government had sought funding to increase the capacity of Barekese Dam from 24 million gallons per day (MDG) to 30 mgd.

(NKROFUL) ELLEMBELE :
Gov’t’s free school uniforms producers demand service money
Thursday, February 03 2011

More than forty tailors and seamstresses engaged by the government to produce free school uniforms for pupils in the Ellembele District of the Western Region are demanding payment for their services. 

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Delta militants strike in T’di, 17 arrested
Thursday, February 03 2011

Twenty-seven former militants from the Niger Delta State of Nigeria have been arrested by the police in Takoradi for allegedly heckling a hotel attendant and holding their coordinator hostage.

BAWKU :
People asked to be environmentally friendly
Thursday, February 03 2011

Mr Emmanuel Nyaaba, Environmental Protection Officer of the Bawku Municipality, has called on the people of Bawku and the entire nation to cultivate good attitudes towards the protection of the environment.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
MTN donates laptops to five Senior High Schools
Thursday, February 03 2011

MTN Ghana has presented three laptops, internet routers and free data to Apam Senior High School (SHS).

BAWKU :
SHS gets new classrooms
Thursday, February 03 2011

Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister has inaugurated an ultra modern 12-unit classroom block, built at a cost of GH¢571,150.35 for Bawku Senior High School (SHS) in the Upper East Region. 

TECHIMAN :
Techiman MTTU Boss commits suicide
Thursday, February 03 2011

Assistant Superintendent of Police ASP Mohammed Abubakar Iddrisu head of the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Unit has committed suicide.

TECHIMAN :
Bye elections to be held in Techiman
Thursday, February 03 2011

Even before assemblymen elected during the last district level elections could be sworn into office, the Techiman municipality will have to contend with two bye-elections as a result of the disqualification of one and the demise of another.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
Commercial and Economic activities resume at Agona Swedru
Thursday, February 03 2011

Commercial and other economic activities have resumed in the Agona Swedru Municipality following the restoration of the bridge on River Akora.

SPORTS :
Sports Minister designate asked to use head on the job
Thursday, February 03 2011

Hon. Rashid Pelpuo, Deputy Majority Leader has advised the Youth and Sports Minister designate, Mr Clement Kofi Humado to use “his head and not his heart” in the discharge of his duties.

KEEA :
Cape-Coast Takoradi road blocked
Thursday, February 03 2011

Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that drivers and road users plying the Cape Coast-Takoradi route have been left stranded following a blockade by a group of demonstrators.

NATIONAL :
Police to meet over alleged influx of militants
Thursday, February 03 2011

The Western Regional Police is expected to meet officials from Nigeria High Commission over alleged influx of militants from Nigeria.

NATIONAL :
Ghana’s population hits 24 million
Thursday, February 03 2011

Provisional results of the 2010 Population and Housing Census released by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) put Ghana’s population size at twenty four million, two hundred and twenty three thousand, four hundred and thirty one (24,223,431).

ACCRA :
Gov’t vows to ’crush’ “Enemies of the Nation”
Friday, February 04 2011

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffour has commended investigative journalists, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, for his latest expose of graft, pilfering and plain stealing going on at the Tema Port.

ACCRA :
Free Zones Boards denies transfer of money
Friday, February 04 2011

Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB) has denied media reports that 500,000 dollars disappeared from the Board’s account from May 2009 to November 2010. 

SUNYANI :
Maternal death drops in BA
Friday, February 04 2011

The Brong Ahafo Regional Health Directorate, recorded 68 cases of maternal death in 2010 as compared to 94 cases the previous year, Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang, Deputy Regional Director of Ghana Health Service (GHS) said. 

TARKWA :
MCE inaugurates projects
Friday, February 04 2011

Mrs Christina Kobinah, Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Chief Executive has inaugurated a number of development projects in the Municipality, valued at GH¢301.768.52.

TECHIMAN :
Police burn Indian hemp
Friday, February 04 2011

The police in Techiman have destroyed 51 large and mini-bags of Indian hemp (Wee) intercepted at various points in the municipality.  

(BOAMANG) AFIGYA-KWABRE :
DCE inspects work on bridge over Offin River
Friday, February 04 2011

Mr Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku Kaakyire, Kwabre District Chief Executive has inspected progress of work on the steel bridge over Offin River on the Boamang-Ahenkro road in the Afigya-Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region. 

BAWKU :
Teachers asked to be proactive
Friday, February 04 2011

Mr Bukari Shaibu Ibn Abu-Daiyan, Bawku Municipal Secretary for Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has called on teachers to be proactive since the better Ghana Agenda begins with the teacher. 

SUHUM :
More people register for NHIS
Friday, February 04 2011

The Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme had ended a one-and-half-month special exercise to register people in the rural areas.

(TEMA) TMA :
Prez appeals to judiciary to help fight corruption
Friday, February 04 2011

President J.E.A Mills has appealed to the judiciary to help in achieving success in the fight against corruption.

TAMALE :
Nine people to be prosecuted for indiscriminate bush burning
Friday, February 04 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has arrested nine persons, comprising three adults and six juveniles, for allegedly indiscriminately bush burning.

CAPE COAST :
Nurses and midwives schooled on human rights of patients
Friday, February 04 2011

A Human rights course designed by the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) for health workers has been launched at the Nurses and Midwives Training College (NMTC) in Cape Coast.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Mining in Forest Reserve, a threat to forest species
Friday, February 04 2011

The Assistant Regional Manager, Forest Services Division of the Forestry Commission, Mr. Michael Pentsil has said the spate of illegal mining activities particularly in forest reserves across the country was worrying.

NATIONAL :
Police lift ban on movement of heavy duty trucks
Friday, February 04 2011

The Ghana Road Operators announced on Thursday that it has agreed with the police for a temporary hold on the implementation of the law that bans a certain category of vehicles from plying the roads between 6.00 pm and 6.00 am.

NATIONAL :
FDB officials arrest supplier of fake Exeter Corned Beef
Friday, February 04 2011

Officials of the Food and Drugs Board, in cooperation with the Ghana Police Service, has resulted in the arrest of one Patience Kabla in connection with the sale of fake Exeter Corned Beef on the market.

NATIONAL :
Prices of fuel may go up again in March
Friday, February 04 2011

Prices of petroleum products at the pumps could go up again by the end of next month if the trend on the international market continues.

(AKYEM ASAMAMA) EAST AKIM :
Ghanaians urged to honour their tax obligations
Saturday, February 05 2011

Ghanaians have been urged to honour their tax obligations regularly to enable the Government to generate revenue for development.

TMA :
15 ’corrupt’ harbour officers to be sacked, prosecuted
Saturday, February 05 2011

Fifteen officials at the Tema Harbour caught on camera ripping the country off in ’bribe takings’ face summary dismissal.

(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST :
Peer educators schooled on HIV/AIDS
Saturday, February 05 2011

Thirty Peer educators on HIV and AIDS drawn from the Kwahu West Municipality on Friday ended a two-day workshop on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), at Nkawkaw.

(BIMBILLA) NANUMBA NORTH :
Police nab two people for possessing missing AK47 rifles
Saturday, February 05 2011

A swoop by the Bimbilla Police on Friday dawn to unearth the missing of the two AK47 rifles has resulted in the arrest of two persons.

BAWKU :
Assembly to implement stringent disciplinary code
Saturday, February 05 2011

The Bawku Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Musah Abdulai  has proposed stringent disciplinary codes for schools in the area, to stem indiscipline.

AMA :
Ga Traditional Council supports AMA
Saturday, February 05 2011

The Ga Traditional Council (GTC) has pledged its support for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly in its quest to make Accra one of the finest cities in Africa.

(OFOASE) EJISU JUABEN : More Ghanaians to enjoy electricity by 2015
Saturday, February 05 2011

Dr Joseph Oteng-Adjei, the Energy Minister, has pledged the resolve of the Mills Administration to ensure that about 80 per cent of the country’s population enjoys electricity within the next four years.

TAMALE:
Stanbic Bank donates to Tamale Teaching Hospital
Sunday, February 06 2011

Stanbic Bank has donated medical equipment valued at 5,000 dollars to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).

SUNYANI:
Nkrumaists advocate CPP, PNC merger
Sunday, February 06 2011

The Brong Ahafo Regional Executives of the People’s National Convention(PNC) and Convention People’s Party(CPP), have endorsed the position of the National Executive Committee of the CPP to unite the two parties and hold a joint congress.

KPANDO :
Delays in NHIS Claims
Monday, February 07 2011

The Medical Superintendent of Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital, Reverend Sister Dr Lucy Hometowu, has said that delays in the re-imbursement of the National Health Insurance claims constituted a major setback for the provision of quality healthcare delivery. 

CAPE COAST :
CR appoints governing council for training colleges
Sunday, February 06 2011

An interim Governing Council for the three teacher training colleges in the Central Region was inaugurated by the Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe in Cape Coast.

(MUMFORD) GOMOA WEST:
Gomoa Onyaadzi accident victims buried
Sunday, February 06 2011

The fishing town of Mumford was thrown into a state of mourning on Friday when 11 victims of the Gomoa Onyaadzi motor accident victims were laid to rest.

SUNYANI :
Prez to cut sod for two university projects
Sunday, February 06 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills is expected to carry out two ground breaking ceremonies on February 7 and February 8, for the construction of two universities in the Volta and Brong Ahafo Regions.

BOLGATANGA :
Minister asks media to focus on rural reporting
Sunday, February 06 2011

Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister has called on the media to focus on rural reporting in order to provide information on development issues taking place in local communities.

SALTPOND :
810,000 Euros sanitation project Mfantseman
Sunday, February 06 2011

The Mankessim Central Market in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region, is to benefit from an 810,000 Euros sanitation assistance to initiate a number of sanitation projects.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
WAEC to release upheld results of private candidates
Monday, February 07 2011

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) says it has completed investigation into alleged malpractices in the Nov/Dec examination for private candidates and would soon release the remaining results.

(KYEBI) EAST AKIM :
Okyenhene appeals to judiciary over illegal mining
Monday, February 07 2011

The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has appealed to the judiciary to support efforts at stopping illegal mining in the Eastern Region.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
Rapid Diagnostic Test potent to ascertain malaria cases- GHS
Monday, February 07 2011

Mr Kwame Quandahor of the Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has advocated the use of the Rapid Diagnostic Test to ascertain malaria cases reported in the country’s health facilities.

TAMALE :
Minister commends SARI for role in food production
Monday, February 07 2011

The Savannah Agriculture Research Institute (SARI) has been commended for its research findings which has greatly contributed to enhance food production in the country.

GOMOA EAST :
Potable water for twenty-nine communities
Monday, February 07 2011

Water supply to twenty-nine communities in the Gomoa East and West that has been disconnected for the past eight months would resume on Friday, February 11.

ACCRA :
Prez Mills lauds US for considering Ghana for 2nd MCC
Monday, February 07 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has lauded the United States of America (USA) for considering Ghana a second time for the Millennium Challenge Compact, promising that Government would use the resources judiciously and accountably.

BIRIM NORTH :
Assembly increases school infrastructure
Monday, February 07 2011

The Birim North District Assembly in collaboration with other private groups, is constructing basic schoolinfrastructure worth GH¢120million, in six communities to improve the standard of education in the district.

TECHIMAN :
Educational sector boosted
Monday, February 07 2011

In a bid to boost the educational sector in the Techiman Municipality, the assembly has embarked on several projects to make this a realisation.

WA :
Wa Senior High is temporally closed down
Monday, February 14 2011

The Wa Senior High Technical School has been temporally closed down by the Wa Municipal Directorate of Education following rioting by the students on Monday morning. 

(ABAMKROM) GOMOA WEST :
Abamkrom farmers want cocoa shed renovated
Monday, February 07 2011

Cocoa farmers at Abamkrom, a poor farming community in the Central Region, have appealed to the Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC) to renovate its society’s shed in the town without delay.

(KIBI) EAST AKIM :
PBC provides incentives to Kibi District Purchasing Clerks
Monday, February 07 2011

The East Akim Cocoa District of the Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC) has distributed items to 38 Cocoa Purchasing Clerks operating with the Company in the District.

(SOWATEY) SUHUM/KRABOA/COALTAR :
Teaching Assistants not paid for eight months
Monday, February 07 2011

Fifty Teaching Assistants employed under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District had not been paid for the past eight months.

(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN :
Health Director declares 2011 Action Year for Health
Monday, February 07 2011

The Mfantseman Municipal Director of Health Service, Ms Georgina Yvonne Graham Hayford has declared 2011 an action year to produce healthy people in fulfilment of President John Atta Mills aspirations.

HO :
University of Health, Sciences, to provide economic opportunities-Togbe Afede
Monday, February 07 2011

Togbe Afede XIV, President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, has urged the people of the region to position themselves to exploit the business opportunities that would come with the establishment of a University.

(ANKAFUL) CAPE COAST :
Fishermen at Ankaful hold counter demonstration
Monday, February 07 2011

Fishermen and fish-mongers at Ankaful near Saltpond in the Central Region, have opposed the demonstration of some of their colleagues against the ban of the use of light for fishing.

NATIONAL :
Anas’ investigation was sponsored - Gov’t reveals
Monday, February 07 2011

Government has admitted that a State institution sponsored Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ "Enemies of the Nation" video, which exposed bribery and corruption at the Tema Port.

(ACCRA) AMA :
President Mills presents items to Nii Amon Kotei
Tuesday, February 08 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has presented some items to Nii Amon Kotei, designer of the National Coat of Arms, in Accra.

ACCRA :
VRA’s capacity cannot support energy intensive industries - Kalitsi
Tuesday, February 08 2011

The current demand for energy in Ghana indicates that the Volta River Authority (VRA), the national electricity generator and supplier, no longer has surplus hydro-electric capacity for energy intensive industries.  

(MANSO-NKWANTA) AMANSIE WEST :
Abortion surges in Amansie-West
Tuesday, February 08 2011

The Amansie-West District Director of Health Services, Mr Joseph Adomako, has complained about the surge of abortion cases in the area, particularly among teenage girls.    

ASUOGYAMAN :
Adomi bridge to be closed today
Wednesday, February 09 2011

The Ghana Highway Authority will close down the Adomi Bridge to traffic today, Wednesday, February 9, to pave way for survey works ahead of its rehabilitation.

NATIONAL :
CEPS officers interdicted
Wednesday, February 09 2011

The Ghana Revenue Authority has interdicted eleven (11) officers of the Customs Division captured in Anas’ latest video which exposed massive corruption and rot at the Tema Port.

ACCRA :
Fire guts fourth floor of EPA’s building
Wednesday, February 09 2011

Fire on Tuesday afternoon gutted furniture and few items in one of the rooms on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) fourth-floor building in Accra, sending scores of the staff running for safety outside the edifice.

NATIONAL :
EC fixes date to complete outstanding District Polls
Wednesday, February 09 2011

The Electoral Commission has fixed Tuesday, the 15th of February 2011 to complete all outstanding district level elections across the country.

NATIONAL : Gov’t determined to regularize membership with IOC
Wednesday, February 09 2011

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has said the government is determined to regularize its membership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after Ghana was recently suspended by the Committee.

SUNYANI :
Gov’t recognises education as bedrock
Wednesday, February 09 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills says his government’s focus on education underpins the importance it attaches to the sector to improve the country’s human resource.

(ACCRA) AMA : CSOs urge Gov’t to stop ejection along railway lines
Wednesday, February 09 2011

Amnesty International and some other civil society organisations, have appealed to the Government to stop the forced eviction of people living in informal settlements along the railways in Accra.

BONGO :
Stakeholders discuss falling standards of Education
Wednesday, February 09 2011

Parents in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region were called upon to monitor their children’s progress in school to improve on the declining  standards of education in the district.  

TAIN :
Banda youth pleads for assistance to retrieve items
Wednesday, February 09 2011

Members of the Banda Saase Youth Association has appealed to the authorities of the Tain District Assembly to help them to retrieve building materials supplied in support of the implementation of development projects in the community but which have been hijacked by some members of the Unit Committee.

JIRAPA :
Pupils’ performance in Jirapa district picking up
Wednesday, February 09 2011

The performance of pupils who sat the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Jirapa District improved, scoring 52 per cent in 2010 as against 49.5 per cent last year.

ACCRA :
Gov’t recovers millions from Enemies of the Nation
Thursday, February 10 2011

The Government says it has taken steps to retrieve huge sums of monies lost to bribery and corruption at the Tema Harbour.

(MONCHENI) ZABZUGU-TATALE :
Moncheni community gets classroom block
Wednesday, February 09 2011

The District Chief Executive for Zabzugu/Tatale, Mr. Umar Abdul Wahab, has commissioned a GHc143,000 six unit classroom block for the  Moncheni community.

(DODI ISLAND) ASUOGYAMAN :
Dodi Island residents receive food aid
Thursday, February 10 2011

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Asuogyaman in the Eastern Region, Mr. Johnson Ahiakpor , has on behalf of Prresident J.E.A Mills, presented assorted food items and household utensils worth GHc5,000 to residents of the Dodi Island on the Volta Lake.

(ABIRIW AKWAPIM) AKWAPIM NORTH :
Abiriwhene commends police
Thursday, February 10 2011

Nana Kwame Henaku II, chief of Abiriw in the Akuapem North District, has commended the Ghana Police Service for their efforts in making sure that the perpetrators in recent shooting incident at Abiriw were arrested.   

(ACCRA) AMA :
Lotteries donates computers to Fire Service
Thursday, February 10 2011

The National Lotteries Authority has donated five computers, an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) and a printer all costing GH¢10,000 to the Greater Accra Regional Fire Service.

NATIONAL :
Feeding Programme must include more fruits-Dr Adu-Amankwah
Thursday, February 10 2011

Dr Pearl Adu-Amankwah, Commercial Director, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has underlined the need to make provision for the in-take of more fruits, under the School Feeding Programme.

(DUUSI) TALENSI NABDAM :
District gets a vocational school
Thursday, February 10 2011

Mr John Tia Kolgo, Minister of Information, said the vision of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is to ensure alternative sources of livelihood for the youth who do not progress beyond Junior High School.

(TEMA) TMA :
Massive shake-up at CEPS, 97 transferred
Thursday, February 10 2011

The Acting Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority has transferred ninety-seven (97) employees of the service in a major exercise being undertaken to revamp the Division and make it responsive and effective in line with existing regulations.

(KUMASI) KMA :
PTA constructs accommodation for students
Thursday, February 10 2011

The Parent-Teacher-Association (PTA) of Prempeh College, has completed an additional students accommodation for the school at a cost of GH¢ 250,000.00.

ACCRA :
Ghana needs Ministry for Urban Development - Expert
Thursday, February 10 2011

Government must consider setting up a focal Ministry to be in charge of urban development in the country, Mr Alfred Kwesi Opoku, Director of Jeavco Associates, a local architectural firm advocated on Tuesday in Accra.

ACCRA :
Mills appoints a new UN representative
Thursday, February 10 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has appointed Mr Ken Kanda, Director of State Protocol, as Ghana’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

NATIONAL :
NPA seeks end to LPG shortages
Thursday, February 10 2011

The Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Mr. Alex Mould, has said the NPA has made recommendations to government in seeking lasting solutions to the frequent shortages of liquefied petroleum gas being experienced in the country.

(AFLAO) KETU SOUTH :
Lordina Mahama supports Aflao hospital
Thursday, February 10 2011

The wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Lordina Mahama, has on behalf of her organization, the Alternative Source of Income Programme (ASOIP), presented a quantity of hospital equipment and accessories to four constituencies in the country.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Co-ordinating Council denies vehicle is missing
Thursday, February 10 2011

The Eastern Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) has deniedthat a Land Cruiser is missing from their outfit.

(CAPE THREE POINTS) AHANTA WEST :
Ghana discovers more oil
Thursday, February 10 2011

The UK based Tullow Oil, the leading oil producer in Ghana has announced the discovery of more oil.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Pensioners urge SSNIT Management to increase their pay
Thursday, February 10 2011

SSNIT Pensioners in the Effutu Municipality have appealed to the authorities of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to increase the monthly pension pay of the pensioners, particularly contributors who retired on low salaries.

NATIONAL :
Heavy duty trucks no longer to move after 6pm
Thursday, February 10 2011

The Police Administration has indicated that heavy duty trucks will not be allowed to move after 6:00pm.

NATIONAL :
Ghana’s inflation rate rises
Thursday, February 10 2011

Ghana’s inflation rate jumped to 9.08 percent in January, the first increase in 19 months due partly to a 30 percent rise in petrol prices, but analysts still expect the central bank to keep interest rates on hold next week.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Group calls for reduction of noise pollution in New Juaben
Thursday, February 10 2011

Members of the New Juaben branch of the Governance Issues Forum  Network (GIFNet), have identified noise pollution as a destructive phenomenon in the municipality and appealed to the Municipal Assembly and other non-governmental organizations to curb it.

(MOSEASO) ATIWA :
Moseaso gets CHPS compound
Friday, February 11 2011

The people of Moseaso, a farming community in the Atiwa District of the Eastern Region have been provided with a Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHPS).

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
“Gov’t will not renege on its campaign promises”-Ms Koomson
Friday, February 11 2011

Ms Ophelia Koomson, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive, has assured rural communities that the government would not renege on its campaign promises.

ACCRA :
STX to train local contractors on technology
Friday, February 11 2011

Local contractors to be engaged under the STX housing project will have to undergo training on the technology to be used.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Act decisively to punish corrupt public officials – Gado
Friday, February 11 2011

A leading member of the National Democratic Congress, Alhaji Gado Sulemana, has urged the Government to be ruthless in its crusade to clean up the public service and restore some level of sanity.

SUNYANI :
Dealers condemn ban of second hand spare parts
Friday, February 11 2011

The Association of Spare Parts Dealers at Sunyani Magazine, has registered its displeasure at the proposed ban of the importation of second-hand spare parts into the country.

SAVELUGU-NANTON :
Lordina Mahama supports Savelugu hospitals
Friday, February 11 2011

The wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Lordina Mahama, has on behalf of her organization, the Alternative Source of Income Programme (ASOIP), presented a quantity of hospital equipment and accessories to four constituencies in the country.

HOHOE :
Gov’t to upgrade professional competence of health workers
Friday, February 11 2011

Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, Director, Human Resource for Health Development (HRHD, Ministry of Health (MOH), has disclosed that government was collaborating with institutions of higher learning to upgrade health professionalism through training and specialization.

(TEBIBIANOR) LEDZOKUKU-KROWOR :
Kpeshie bush road bridge collapses
Friday, February 11 2011

The first major rain of the year in the capital and its environs has already taken a toll on some communities, individuals and businesses.

SUNYANI:
Sachet water too expensive-Poly students
Friday, February 11 2011

Consumer Association of Sunyani Polytechnic (S-Poly) has appealed to the National Sachet Water Producers Association and the Sunyani Municipal Assembly to ensure that sachet water sell at the right price in the Sunyani Municipality.

(TESHIE) LEKMA :
12 students in hospital for suspected food poisoning
Friday, February 11 2011

Twelve students of the Teshie Southern Cluster of Schools have been hospitalised after reacting to food bought at the school.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Monorail line project begins, Sept.
Friday, February 11 2011

Transportation in the capital is expected to receive a major boost with the construction of the proposed 1.5billion dollar monorail line by the end of the year.

DORMAA :
NCCE begins anti- hard drug use campaign
Friday, February 11 2011

Dormaa Municipal Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has commenced an anti-hard drug use campaign targeted at students of Senior High Schools in the area.

UPPER DENKYIRA EAST :
Health Director warns of use of Cutotec for abortion
Friday, February 11 2011

Dr. Kwabena Sarpong, Municipal Director of Health Services of Upper Denkyira East, bemoaned the widespread abuse of “cutotec”, a drug used in controlling bleeding after delivery, by some teenage and adolescent girls in the area to abort unwanted pregnancies.

NATIONAL :
NHIA launches new medicines list
Friday, February 11 2011

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) on Wednesday, launched a new medicines list to serve as a guide to service providers under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

HO :
Municipal Hospital now a first choice health facility
Friday, February 11 2011

The Ho Municipal Hospital is gradually becoming a first choice health facility for many people in the Ho Municipal area. 

BOLGATANGA :
Massive Water Project for Upper East
Sunday, February 13 2011

The government has made available Gh¢75 million for work to start on some key water supply facilities in the Upper East Region.

TAMALE :
Gov’t to provide more health infrastructure
Sunday, February 13 2011

Government has given the assurance that it would continue to invest in the health sector by building more health infrastructure and expanding existing ones to meet the increasing demands.

ACCRA :
SWAA-Ghana inspires confidence in “kayayee”
Sunday, February 13 2011

More than 20 “kayayee” (female porters) from Agbogbloshie and Malamata markets and Tema Lorry Station in Accra have received confidence building training and education on HIV/AIDS and reproductive health issues, in order to serve as peer educators to their colleagues.

EAST GONJA :
Vice President calls on northerners to use festivals to unite
Sunday, February 13 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on northerners to use their festivals as the springboard for unity and development, rather than nurturing negative tendencies that undermine peace and prosperity.

(ABURI) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
IEA galvanises increase women’s representation in Parliament
Sunday, February 13 2011

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has set in motion efforts to galvanise stakeholder support, to develop a manual on strategies and guidelines to increase the number of women elected to parliament in 2012.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Teachers end workshop on Project Citizen
Sunday, February 13 2011

Fourteen teachers drawn from some schools in the New Juaben Municipality have ended a three-day workshop on “Project Citizen”, an inter-disciplinary instructional programme, designed for use by adolescents in schools and community organisations.

ACCRA :
Shoprite supports OrphanAid Africa
Sunday, February 13 2011

Management of Shoprite presented a cheque for GH¢10,000 to OrphanAid Africa, a non- governmental organisation (NGO) that specialises in rescuing children from orphanages and settling them with their families.

(DODOWA) DANGME WEST :
World Bank to fight climate change in Ghana
Sunday, February 13 2011

The World Bank is to make available to Ghana $40 million to fight deforestation, forest degradation and climate change related issues.

(PAKRO) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Residents get water facility
Sunday, February 13 2011

Residents of Pakro, in the Akwapim south District of the Eastern Region, have benefited from a water treatment and distribution facility at the cost of 65, 000 US dollars.

ACCRA :
Gov’t dismisses alleged payment to media owners
Sunday, February 13 2011

The Government has dismissed alleged payment of thousands of dollars to media owners and spokespersons describing it as a “spurious and absurd publication authored by a faceless group claiming to be ‘Media Watch Research Associates’”.

CAPE COAST :
NASPA challenged to set up youth development centres
Sunday, February 13 2011

Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has suggested to the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) to set up skills development centres for service personnel to undergo technical, entrepreneurial and vocational training to make them self-employable.

ACCRA :
NGOs, journalists urged to cultivate symbiotic relationship
Sunday, February 13 2011

Ms. Trudy Kernighan, Canadian High Commissioner in Ghana, stressed the need for a mutually beneficial relationship between Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and journalists in order to achieve their respective goals.

ACCRA :
The Rawlingses: A Year Ago On Valentine’s Day
Monday, February 14 2011

A year ago on Saint Valentine’s Day - a day we were supposed to celebrate love and compassion, disaster struck and fire gutted our residence, destroying decades of valuable memoirs.

MFANTSEMAN WEST :
Lordina Mahama supports Aflao hospital
Monday, February 14 2011

The wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Lordina Mahama, has on behalf of her organization, the Alternative Source of Income Programme (ASOIP), presented a quantity of hospital equipment and accessories to four constituencies in the country.

ACCRA :
Coca-Cola Foundation to construct water treatment centres
Monday, February 14 2011

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, is to construct five water treatment centres in the Greater Accra and Volta Regions.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Six enterprises fine for sanitation offences
Monday, February 14 2011

Six commercial entities operating at Tudu and Makola in Accra, have been fined GH¢240 each for refusing to register with Meskworld Company, accredited with Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

(AKIM ODA ) BIRIM CENTRAL:
Sawmills workers demonstrates against Management
Monday, February 14 2011

About 200 workers of the Oda Sawmills and Plywood Company Limited in the Eastern Region, have demonstrated against their Management, for failure to pay them their eight-month emolument. 

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Regional Hospital computerizes card retrieval system
Monday, February 14 2011

The Koforidua Regional Hospital is to introduce a computerised coding system, which would enable the staff to locate the record cards or files of all patients of the hospital within minutes.

CAPE COAST:
Incorporate abortion care in health delivery system- UCC study
Monday, February 14 2011

Researchers on the trends of abortion in the country have suggested the inclusion of a comprehensive abortion care in the national health delivery to stem the increasing incidence of unsafe abortion and related “needless” deaths.

KPANDO :
Assemblies urged to enforce environmental bye-laws
Monday, February 14 2011

Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology has appealed to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to enforce bye-laws that guard against environmental degradation. 

JOMORO :
Ghana to get free gas
Monday, February 14 2011

Ghana is to receive more than 200 billion cubic feet of natural gas free of charge form the Jubilee partners under phase one of the Jubilee project.

(DABALA) SOUTH TONGU :
Awomefia of Agave State is dead
Monday, February 14 2011

The Agave State, Southern Ewe Traditional Area has formally announced the death of the Awomefia, (Paramount Chief), Togbega Azaxie Degenu III. 

BIBIANI :
Small- scale miners call for support
Monday, February 14 2011

The Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners, has appealed to the Ghana Minerals Commission to organise business management training programme for the miners as part of its yearly plan of action.

GA SOUTH:
Ga South Assembly gets 4×4 vehicles
Monday, February 14 2011


The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ga South Assembly, Hon. Sheriff Nii Otto Dodoo, has donated eight 4X4 Dongfeng Nissan pick-ups, procured at a cost of GH¢278,520 to boost the work and services of the assembly.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Several communities without light in Tarkwa
Monday, February 14 2011

Residents of parts of Tarkwa, Simpa, Bonsa and Dompim have since February 03, 2011 been without electricity and water.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Ex-convict flees from police cell
Monday, February 14 2011

A Tarkwa Circuit court has sentenced an ex-convict Addo Dankwa, 37, to 12 months imprisonment for escaping from the Railways Police cells at Tarkwa.

(CASTLE) AMA :
Reshuffle not for misconduct - Prez Mills
Monday, February 14 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills today swore-in three new ministers for three already existing portfolios and indicated that ministerial reshuffles were in no way to chastise former ministers.

(KPEDUHOE) AKATSI :
Chief calls for creation of Ministry of Basic Education
Monday, February 14 2011

Togbe Dunyo IV, Dufia of Ave-Atanve, has appealed to the government to create a Ministry of Basic Education as are the cases in Canada and South Africa.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Don’t be deterred by protest from traders – Ga chiefs
Tuesday, February 15 2011

The Ghana Railway Authority said it would demolish structures along the railway lines and would not be deterred by protest from traders along the routes.

(TWIFO PRASO) T/H/L/D :
Health Assistants Training school to run diploma course
Monday, February 14 2011

The Twifo Praso Health Assistant Training school is to run a diploma course in midwifery with effect from 2010/11 academic year, Mrs. Elizabeth Amoah-Tetteh, Deputy Minister of Education, has said.

NATIONAL :
Leadership of road transport operators calls off intended strike action
Monday, February 14 2011

The Leadership of Road Transport Operators has called off the intended strike to protest against the ban on night movement of heavy trucks indefinitely.

ACCRA :
Local Gov’t pledges to assist butchers
Tuesday, February 15 2011

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGED) has pledged the Ministry’s commitment to assist butchers to rehabilitate and expand abattoirs throughout the country.

NATIONAL :
Minimum wage up by 20 per cent
Tuesday, February 15 2011

The National Tripartite Committee has increased the daily minimum wage by 20 percent.

BOLGATANGA :
Minister asks NMC AND GJA to combat fake journalists
Tuesday, February 15 2011

The National Media Commission (NMC) and the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) have been challenged to purge the journalism profession from quack media practitioners who were pursuing their selfish interests.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Ofosu-Ampofo hands-over to incoming Minister
Tuesday, February 15 2011

The out-gone Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has handed-over the administration of the Eastern Region to the newly sworn-in Regional Minister, Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi at a brief ceremony at Koforidua.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Audit Service staff undergo training
Tuesday, February 15 2011

Fifty workers of the Ghana Audit Service in the Eastern Region, has began a two-day training programme on the use of manual for auditing accounts and operations of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

LONDON :
Gbagbo should not be allowed to prevail - Annan
Tuesday, February 15 2011

Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Busumuru Kofi Annan has warned of imminent civil war in the Ivory Coast should President Laurent Gbagbo be allowed to subvert the decision of the majority as expressed in last November 28, presidential poll. 

NATIONAL :
Minister calls for debate on funding of education
Tuesday, February 15 2011

Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Minister of Education has called for a national debate on funding of education especially private tertiary institutions.

ACCRA :
New mechanism for Malaria treatment in Ghana
Tuesday, February 15 2011

The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) have jointly introduced an Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria (AMFm) in the country to enhance treatment of Malaria.

NATIONAL :
PURC reduces utility tariffs
Tuesday, February 15 2011

The Public Utility and Regulatory Commission has announced a reduction in utility tariffs for electricity and water.

NATIONAL :
Prez reshuffles deputy ministers
Tuesday, February 15 2011

The wave of reshuffle has affected deputy ministers within various  ministries.

NATIONAL :
Prez Mills appoints New Administrator for District Assemblies Common Fund
Tuesday, February 15 2011

President Atta Mills has appointed Kojo Fynn as the new Administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund.

YENDI :
Yendi Environment Health and Sanitation Unit commended
Wednesday, February 16 2011

The Yendi Municipal Environmental Health and Sanitation Unit, has been commended for working tirelessly to address the problem of indiscriminate defecation in communities in the Yendi Municipality of Northern Region.

(NKRUMAH CIRCLE) AMA :
AMA to restore Kwame Nkrumah Circle
Wednesday, February 16 2011

The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Alfred Vanderpuije has announced  that The Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra will undergo a facelift before March 6, 2011.

NATIONAL :
Utility service providers vow to improve service quality
Wednesday, February 16 2011

Utility service providers are assuring consumers of improved services
despite cuts in tariffs.

(KORMANTSE) MFANTSEMAN :
Kormantse fishermen pledge support for Fisheries Act
Wednesday, February 16 2011

Fishermen from Kormantse near Saltpond in the Mfantseman Municipality, have pledged support for the Fisheries Act 2002 (Act 652) and Fisheries Regulation 2010 Legislative Instrument (LI 1968).

ACCRA :
Maritime Authority to phase out wooden commuter boats
Wednesday, February 16 2011

Wooden commuter boats would soon be phased out to ensure improved and safe water transport system in the country.

(ATIMPOKU) ASUOGYAMAN :
DCE urges contractors to complete projects on time
Wednesday, February 16 2011

The Asuogyaman District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Johnson Ahiakpor has called on contractors working on projects in the district to complete them on time.

NATIONAL :
Prez Mills speaks to the nation today
Wednesday, February 16 2011

Many Ghanaians are expectant of President J.E.A Mills’ address to the nation today February 17, 2011, scheduled to take place at the Parliament House.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
Traditional Council releases land for modern hospital
Thursday, February 17 2011

Nkoranza Traditional Council has released 150 acres of land for the construction of a hospital at Nkoranza.

BOLGATANGA :
Hospital records 19 cases of CSM
Thursday, February 17 2011

Dr Samuel Aborah, Clinical Coordinator, Bolgatanga Regional Hospital, has called on the Health Ministry to provide the region with W135 vaccines to help in the control of the perennial problems of Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis (CSM).

ACCRA :
FDB alerts the public on unregistered soft drinks on the market
Thursday, February 17 2011

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has cautioned the public against patronizing soft drinks from Ambiance Farms and Food Processing and Sunrise farms and Drinks Company Limited.

ACCRA :
First Lady advice the youth to be culturally conscious
Thursday, February 17 2011

The First Lady Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, has advised the youth to jealously treasure the African cultural identity, which espoused mutual respect, knowledge and peace as tools for self development.

TAKORADI :
Participants criticize ex-presidents’ awards, MPs fund, MMDCEs appointment
Thursday, February 17 2011

Participants criticize ex-presidents’ awards, MPs fund, MMDCEs appointment

CAPE COAST:
US$77.3 million-water project for four regions soon
Thursday, February 17 2011

More than 600,000 people in Central, Volta, Eastern and Northern regions will soon benefit from a 77.34 million-US-dollar rural water supply project to help to increase coverage in the remote parts of the country.

(ABESIM) SUNYANI :
NHIA pays GH¢77.8 million to clients in BA
Thursday, February 17 2011

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has paid GH¢77,825,509.98 as claims for services rendered to clients by the various health care providers as at August 2010 in the Brong-Ahafo Region. 

(AMASAMAN) GA WEST :
Residents worry about abrupt end of water project
Thursday, February 17 2011

Some residents of Amasaman and its environs in the Ga West Municipality, have expressed concern about the abrupt end of a project that was meant to give them access to portable water.

NATIONAL :
Prez delivers state of nation address
Thursday, February 17 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills  has said he acknowledges the aspirations of Ghanaians for the improvement in economic conditions and assured the country is back on a sound footing for growth.

(ADAKLU-ABUADI) ADAKLU-ANYIGBE :
Students from Ireland provide community with creche
Thursday, February 17 2011

Students of Mount Temple Comprehensive School, Ireland, have established a 25,000 cedis Early Childhood Development Centre at Adaklu-Abuadi in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District.

ACCRA :
Minister expresses commitment to develop aviation sector
Thursday, February 17 2011

Alhaji Collins Dauda, the newly appointed Minister of Transport, has stressed the need to develop the aviation industry, saying the  time to do that was now.

TAMALE :
GES to review education manuals
Thursday, February 17 2011

The Ghana Education Service (GES) is reviewing educational manuals and handbooks for Headteachers, Circuit Supervisors, and School Management Committees (SMCs) to help improve the quality of teaching and learning at the basic schools.

(AMASAMAN) GA WEST :
Residents express worry about abrupt end of water project
Thursday, February 17 2011

Some residents of Amasaman and its environs in the Ga West Municipality, have expressed concern about the abrupt end of a project that was meant to give them access to portable water.

AMA :
Accra Mayor continues tour of capital
Thursday, February 17 2011

The Mayor of Accra, Hon. Alfred Vanderpuije on Tuesday evening drove away hawkers selling on the streets as well as pedestrian walkways as he continued his tour of the capital.

BAWKU :
Residents urged to wage war against malaria
Thursday, February 17 2011

Participants at a workshop on the negative impact of malaria have been urged to wage war against malaria because it is the main cause of poverty in the Bawku area.

(CASTLE) AMA :
Chinese-assisted projects ready for takeoff
Thursday, February 17 2011

The People’s Republic of China on Wednesday affirmed its commitment to the realization of a number of Chinese- assisted projects in Ghana this year.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
COCOBOD urged to reopen cocoa season early
Thursday, February 17 2011

The Birim Central Municipal Best Farmer, Mr Kofi Boakye, has said the yearly closure of the cocoa trading season in the country, sometime in August and reopening between late September and early October, is having adverse effects on cocoa farmers.

(MADINA) GA EAST :
Police arrest local pistol manufacturers
Thursday, February 17 2011

The Madina District Police Command has arrested five persons for allegedly manufacturing local pistols in a special operation, which spanned three regions.

NATIONAL :
Guidelines on importation of African textiles issued
Thursday, February 17 2011

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced guidelines or modalities for the importation of African Textiles Prints with effect from Monday, March 21, 2011.

(MPINTSIM) STMA :
Hasan Ghana to invest four billion dollars at Sekondi Freezone
Friday, February 18 2011

Hasan Ghana Investment Limited is to invest over four billion dollars in the Sekondi Industrial Freezone enclave.

NATIONAL :
Govt will account for every pesewa-Mills
Friday, February 18 2011

President J.E.A Mills has assured Ghanaians that his administration will account for every pesewa  entrusted in their hand  especially from the oil  industry for the management of the economy.

(HIMAKROM) BIA :
Good infrastructure, essential for quality education -Minister
Friday, February 18 2011

The Minister of Education, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, has underscored the importance of good infrastructure in schools to create congenial atmosphere for teaching and learning.

KUMASI :
Let’s calm the rising political temperature - Gado
Friday, February 18 2011

Political leaders have been urged to help to calm the growing tension and polarization of the country by exercising more discretion in their actions. 

(PAGA-KAJELO) KASSENA-NANKANA :
Two rape suspects on the run
Friday, February 18 2011

The Navrongo Police in the Upper East Region is looking for two rape suspects who allegedly raped a woman.  

TECHIMAN :
Gov’t provides schools with desks
Friday, February 18 2011

A programme to provide 7500 dual and mono desks to basic schools in the Techiman Municipality has been launched.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Finland Envoy commends Effutu Assembly
Friday, February 18 2011

Ms Anneli Vuorinen, Finland Ambassador in Ghana, has commended the Effutu Municipal Assembly for making education its top most priority.

(AKUMA) NKORANZA SOUTH :
Teachers urged to redouble efforts
Friday, February 18 2011

Mr. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, Nkoranza South District Chief Executive, has appealed to teachers to redouble efforts to ensure a remarkable improvement in the standard of education.

(TONGO) TALENSI-NABDAM :
Director worry about decline in standard of education
Friday, February 18 2011

There has been a steady decline in the level of academic performance among BECE candidates in the Talensi-Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.

NATIONAL :
30% enrolment quota to be restored
Friday, February 18 2011

Residents around catchment areas of senior high schools will now breathe a sign of relief as the President John Evans Atta Mills has directed educational authorities to re-institute the 30% enrolment quota system this academic year.

(GOMOA KOKOFU) GOMOA WEST :
Ghanaians are above requesting for toilets from Assemblies – DCE
Friday, February 18 2011

The Gomoa West District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, has criticized the past government for not doing enough to provide toilets which is a basic need for Ghanaians.

STMA :
President Mills inaugurates Cocoa Processing Factory in Sekondi-Takoradi
Friday, February 18 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has inaugurated a $40m cocoa processing factory at Mpintsin Kojokrom in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST:
Market women urged to observe fire safety measures
Friday, February 18 2011

The Assembly Member-elect for the Nkawkaw Central Market, Madam Vida Koranteng Oforiwa has appealed to market women in the Kwahu West Municipality to observe fire safety measures to avoid fire outbreaks.

(CASTLE) AMA :
Britain to double trade with Ghana by 2015
Friday, February 18 2011

Britain has indicated that it intends to double its bilateral trade with Ghana by 2015.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Three pedestrians die in a freak accident
Friday, February 18 2011

Three pedestrians were on Thursday evening killed in a freak accident at the Santasi Roundabout in Kumasi.

(WAWASE) AFIGYA KWABRE :
Chief calls for more support for the district assembly
Friday, February 18 2011

Nana Kusi Obuadum Antwi II, Chief of Wawase in the Afigya-Kwabre District, has called on people in the area to give more support to the assembly as it works hard to inject some pace into the socio-economic development of the district.

(GOMOA MAIM) GOMOA WEST :
Gomoa Maim gets GH¢79,000 school block
Friday, February 18 2011

A school block built by the Gomoa West District Assembly for the Gomoa Maim District Assembly Primary School has been inaugurated.

(SEKONDI) STMA : New law to ensure that 18 year- old persons marry without consent
Saturday, February 19 2011

The Sekondi-Takoradi Registrar of Marriages, Mr Francis Adams has announced that the country would soon pass a new marriage guideline that would ensure that 18 year- old persons marry without parental consent.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
Gomoa Rural Bank supports fishmongers with loans
Saturday, February 19 2011

Gomoa Rural Bank in Apam has given a loan of GH¢25,000 to 25 fishmongers at Apam to support their businesses.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
VRA committed to developing renewable energy
Saturday, February 19 2011

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has identified two sites in the Upper East Region and two other sites in the Upper West Region for the development of a minimum of 10 megawatts of solar energy, Mr. Sam Appiah, Director of Engineering of the Authority, has said.

(ZEBILLA) BAWKU WEST
Teenage pregnancy increases in Bawku West District
Saturday, February 19 2011

The Bawku West District Director of Health Services, Madam Mary Adepesa has expressed concern at the high rate of teenage and unintended pregnancies in the district.

SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR
: Students of Suhum Presbyterian SHS study under trees
Saturday, February 19 2011

Five hundred students of the Suhum Presbyterian Senior High School (SHS) are studying under trees and in a dining hall, the Headmaster of the school, Mr Emmanuel Danso has indicated.

NATIONAL :
GSB warns of sub-standard cement on the market
Saturday, February 19 2011

The Ghana Standard Board (GSB) has cautioned the public not to patronize newly introduced Portland cement on the market, “Global Premium Cement”, stating it is sub-standard.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Sacked KMA City Guards referred to Police
Saturday, February 19 2011

The Kumasi Metropolitan Authority (KMA) has summarily dismissed three of its City Guards for misconduct.

KWAHU EAST:
Over 600 youth gain employment under the NYEP
Sunday, February 20 2011

A total of 630 unemployed youth in the Kwahu East District, had gained employment under the various modules of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) for the past two years. 

WA:
No more factions in NPP - Former NPP Chairman declares
Sunday, February 20 2011

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) needs discipline, commitment and hard work to secure victory in 2012, Alhaji Abdulai Issahaque, former Upper West Regional Chairman of the party, has said.

TAMALE:
World Bank gives NYEP 65 million dollars
Sunday, February 20 2011

The World Bank under a Youth Enterprise Development Project (YEDP), is supporting the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) with 65 million US dollars to help to train the youth in entrepreneurial skills that would enable them to set up businesses of their own.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
CEPS urges clients to use approved entry points
Sunday, February 20 2011

Mr Ben Suuri, the Eastern Regional Director of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, has entreated clients to use approved country entry points to pay appropriate duties on their goods for the development of the nation.

(TAKORADI)STMA :
Axim Road Credit Union makes GH¢149,228.25 profits
Sunday, February 20 2011

The Axim Road Community Cooperative Credit Union (ARCCU), made a profit of GH¢149,228.25 as at June last year with a total assets of GH¢3,844,814.04. 

ACCRA:
Ghana Gazettes ECOWAS Directives on Mining Sector
Sunday, February 20 2011

Ghana has gazetted the “Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Directive on The Harmonization of Guiding Principles and Policies in the Mining Sector” to serve as a notice to Ghanaians of its existence.   

(TAIFA) GA EAST :
MP presents streetlights to residents of Ayima Gorno
Sunday, February 20 2011

Professor Mike Oquaye, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament has presented 20 pieces of streetlights worth 48,000 Ghana cedis to Ayima Gorno, a suburb of Taifa, where residents have been suffering from frequent armed robbery.

(HALF ASSINI) JOMORO :
Allow only those with genuine documents into country
Sunday, February 20 2011

Mr Victor Nyanyi Kablan, District Chief Executive for Jomoro, has appealed to Immigration Officers along the borders to ensure that only travellers with genuine travelling documents were allowed entry into the country.

TEMA :
Tema ECG is poised to improve power supply
Monday, February 21 2011

The Tema Regional branch of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has initiated a number of projects estimated at GH¢80 million to improve power supply within the Metropolis.

BOLGATANGA :
Assembly provides more developments projects –MCE
Monday, February 21 2011

The Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Epsona Ayamga has stated that the Municipality has enjoyed enormous development projects within the last two years.

CAPE COAST :
Prioritise education of your children- First Lady
Monday, February 21 2011

The First Lady of the Republic, Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, has called on parents to make the education of their children their priority and make it a pledge to keep.

(AKPAFU-TODZI) HOHOE:
Use festivals to re-discover economic potentials
Monday, February 21 2011

Colonel Cyril Necku (Rtd), Deputy Volta Regional Minister, has urged communities to use festivals as platforms to re-discover economic potentials and devise appropriate strategies to harness them to advance the course of the people.

ACCRA :
Media should promote local arts and culture- Akologu
Monday, February 21 2011

Mr John Tia Akologu, Minister of Information, has urged media professionals to promote the various local arts and cultures and remove the misconceptions peddled about the country.

HO :
Media practitioners charged to respect Code of Ethics
Monday, February 21 2011

Mr Ransford Tetteh, President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), on Saturday described the GJA Code of Ethics as the “soul of journalism” and charged media practitioners to respect it.

KETA :
Kingmakers of Anlo outdoor new Awomefia today
Monday, February 21 2011

Kingmakers and elders of Anlo in the Keta municipality are expected to outdoor a new paramount chief for the town today.

NATIONAL :
No need to repatriate Ghanaians in Libya yet – Minister
Monday, February 21 2011

Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni has told Citi News there is no immediate need for the over 15,000 Ghanaians in Libya to be evacuated despite increasing anti-government protests.

(AGOGO) ASANTE AKIM NORTH
Gov’t affirms commitment to invest more in education
Monday, February 21 2011

Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu, Minister of Education, has affirmed government’s resolve to invest massively in education at all levels in the country.

(SALAGA) EAST GONJA :
NDC youth defends DCE
Monday, February 21 2011

The Salaga Constituency Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and a youth group called “NDC Victory Club”, have condemned actions by some individuals in Salaga that sought to destroy the image of the District Chief Executive of the area, Mr Alhassan Mumuni.

(AKROPONG) AKUAPIM NORTH :
Presby church commissions hospitality centre
Monday, February 21 2011

The Akuapem Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has commissioned and dedicated an ultra modern hospitality centre at Akropong.

WA :
Govt sourcing funds from Korea government for water
Monday, February 21 2011

Government is sourcing 94 million dollars from the Korean government to supply water from the Black Volta River to Wa and its surrounding areas.

(TALAWONA) WA WEST:
Gov’t urged to give priority to rural schools
Monday, February 21 2011

The Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP), a non-governmental organisation operating in the Upper West Region, has appealed to the government to give priority to rural school children under its School Feeding Programme expansion efforts.

NATIONAL :
Veep assures violence-free election in 2012
Monday, February 21 2011

The Vice President, Hon. John Dramani Mahama has said next year’s elections will be violence-free, judging from the country’s past electoral records.

(OFOASE) AKYEMANSA :
Ofoase orphanage receives help
Monday, February 21 2011

The children, teaching and non-teaching staff of the Ofoase Justice Orphanage in the Akyemansa District have received soft drinks, food and used clothing from the Emmoa Mere Nie, a non-governmental organization (NGO).

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA :
Fire guts business structures at Navrongo
Monday, February 21 2011

About eight business structures at Navrongo in the Kassena-Nankana District of the Upper East Region have been completely razed down by fire.

CAPE COAST :
Indoor air pollutants cause 50% of illnesses globally -EPA
Monday, February 21 2011

A Senior Programme Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr Ebenezer Fiahagbe has said indoor pollution has been as among the top five environmental risks to public health which also contributes to an annual 8.5 million deaths globally.

NATIONAL :
GOIL takes a giant step into aviation fuel market
Monday, February 21 2011

The Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has said it had taken a giant leap into the country’s aviation fuel industry, controlling over 30 per cent of market shares in Ghana.

HO :
Media development fund for journalists
Tuesday, February 22 2011

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has advocated for the establishment of a Media Development Fund to support media development in the country.

ACCRA :
Meridian Pre-University donates to AMA Education Fund
Tuesday, February 22 2011

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has called for stronger public/private partnership to improve educational infrastructure to increase access to education.

TAKORADI :
Private schools urged to restructure for quality education
Tuesday, February 22 2011

Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) has appealed to private schools in the Western Region to improve their facilities.

(ADINKROM) BIRIM SOUTH :
Japan builds school for Adinkrom L.A
Tuesday, February 22 2011

The Japan Government through a Japanese grant is assisting the Adinkrom community in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region with the construction of a school complex.

(KUMASI) KMA :
NADMO cautions public against windstorm
Tuesday, February 22 2011

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has cautioned the public to be wary of the unusually strong winds currently being experienced in the country.   

TAMALE :
Tamale Hospital gets more doctors
Tuesday, February 22 2011

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) in 2009 and 2010 saw a significant improvement in the number of doctors and other staff posted to the hospital. 

(BEGORO) FANTEAKWA :
MP supports Begoro Hospital
Tuesday, February 22 2011

Mr Amankwah Asiamah, Member of Parliament (MP), for Fanteakwa, has donated four lawn mowers valued at GH¢6,000 to the Begoro Government Hospital to facilitate the weeding of the compound.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Prez makes nomination for four deputy ministers
Tuesday, February 22 2011

President John Atta Mills has nominated the three persons for deputy ministerial positions.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Speaker sends MPs home over poor attendance
Tuesday, February 22 2011

The Speaker of Parliament Joyce Bamford Addo on Tuesday was forced to adjourn sitting because the House could not form a quorum.

(CASTLE) AMA :
President Mills meets with Kufuor
Tuesday, February 22 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills today held a meeting with former President John Agyekum Kufuor to discuss matters of mutual national and international interest.

(KORLE BU) AMA :
Korle-Bu to become a paperless hospital
Tuesday, February 22 2011

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Prof Nii Otu Nartey has said significant progress has been chalked in making the hospital a paperless one.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH :
Surveyors assist inmates of Weija Leprosarium
Wednesday, February 23 2011

The Ghana Institution of Surveyors, has presented food items worth GH¢2,000 and cash of GH¢500 to inmates of the Weija Leprosarium in the Ga South Municipality.

LAMBRUSSIE:
Minister urges Youth to participate in agriculture
Tuesday, February 22 2011

Mr James Agyenim-Boateng, Deputy Minister of Tourism, has advised youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to take advantage of the Youth in Agriculture Programme and form working groups to be registered under the block farm concept. 

(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN :
Research recommends local languages for pupils
Wednesday, February 23 2011

Research has revealed that a number of candidates of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), are not able to make it because they cannot read the instructions and questions written in the English language.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t concludes Ghana Cotton Company divestiture
Wednesday, February 23 2011

Highly placed senior staff members of the defunct Ghana Cotton Company Limited, have confirmed that government has concluded negotiations with three multinational companies namely Plexus-Amajaro, Wienco and Olam Companies Limited to take over Ghana’s cotton industry.

WA EAST :
Pupils receive free exercise books, uniform
Wednesday, February 23 2011

The Wa East District Chief Executive, Mr. Ameen Salifu, has distributed free school uniforms to 48 pupils of Kataa L/A Primary and Junior High School (JHS) at Kataa in the Wa East District. 

ACCRA :
NHIA terminates appointments of 17 staff
Wednesday, February 23 2011

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has released names of Scheme personnel whose appointments were terminated over the last twelve months for breaches of the terms and conditions of their employment.

(ACCRA)AMA :
AMA gives squatters along Tetteh Quarshie-Mallam road ultimatum
Wednesday, February 23 2011

Squatters along the Tetteh Quarshie–Apenkwa–Mallam road have been given up to Sunday, February 27, to quit or their unauthorised structures would be demolished.  

ACCRA :
Police appeal for more parking areas in Accra
Wednesday, February 23 2011

The Ghana Police Service has appealed to the Ministry of Transport and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to create more congenial parking areas in the Metropolis.

ACCRA :
Nyantakyi wins CAF Executive Committee post
Wednesday, February 23 2011

Ghana Football Association President Kwasi Nyantakyi has been elected unto the Confederation of Africa Football Executive Committee.

ACCRA :
Veep presents vehicles to SHSs
Wednesday, February 23 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama called on the Ghana Education Service  to allocate funds for the construction of 1,500 classrooms by the end of the year to reduce the number of schools under trees.

ACCRA :
Ghana pledges support for ECOWAS Court of Justice
Wednesday, February 23 2011

Mr Martin A.B.K Amidu, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, has pledged Ghana’s support to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice and its development as an impartial adjudicator for member states.

KWABRE:
Hospital to get facelift
Thursday, February 24 2011

The Kwabre District Health Directorate has reiterated its purpose of making the Asonomaso Hospital, the main referral hospital for the district.

OBUASI :
Students advised against social vices
Thursday, February 24 2011

Students of the Obuasi Senior High Technical School have been advised to stay clear of social vices including alcoholism, drugs, occultism and indiscipline which pose threat to their future.

ACCRA :
Parliament fails to grant 10% oil revenue to WR
Thursday, February 24 2011

Mr Edward Doe Adjaho, First Deputy Speaker, on Wednesday ruled to strike off the amendment to clause 23 of the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill 2010 which sought to allocate ten per cent of oil revenue to Western region.

KETA :
Larvae invasion of Keta and environs has now abated – NADMO
Thursday, February 24 2011

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) said the invasion of the larvae of caterpillar in the Keta and its environs in the Volta Region has abated.

TAMALE :
Ghana to be guinea worm free by June 2011
Thursday, February 24 2011

Dr. Akwasi Twumasi, the Northern Regional Director of Ghana Health Service has indicated that, the country will be declared free from guinea worm disease in June this year, if the current successes chalked continue unimpeded.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Ensure timely submission of insurance claims
Thursday, February 24 2011

Health facilities have been advised to ensure timely submission of claims to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) for prompt payment.

AFIGYA KWABRE :
DCE implores Ashanti electorates to return dev’t projects with votes
Thursday, February 24 2011

Electorates in the Ashanti region have been urged to justify their demand for developmental projects from the NDC government when they still owe allegiance to the New Patriotic Party.

(DAGO) GOMOA WEST :
Gov’t commended for fulfilling promises to schools
Thursday, February 24 2011

Mr James Krampah, an Assistant Director, at the Gomoa West District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service, has commended President John Evans Atta Mills for honouring the promises he made during the run-up to the 2008 general elections.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t to clear "ghost’ names off payroll
Thursday, February 24 2011

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning Wednesday launched a project to clear thousands of ghost names from the government’s payroll.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Minister urges medical specialists to share experience
Thursday, February 24 2011

The Eastern Regional Minister, Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, has suggested to medical specialists in Regional Hospitals to arrange and work with their colleague medical doctors at the District hospitals at least once in a week.

KASSENA NANKANA :
1,600 metric tons of rice seeds to be processed
Thursday, February 24 2011

About 1,600 metric tons of rice seeds produced by selected seed farmers under the block farming project have been bagged and dispatched to the various seed processing factories to be processed for farmers across the country.

CAPE COAST:
Central Region NDC youth organizer commends President
Thursday, February 24 2011

The Central Regional Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has praised President John Atta Mills and former President John Agyekum Kufuor for raising Ghana’s democracy to a higher pedestal.

(BUDUBURAM) EFFUTU :
Gov’t considers Buduburam Refugee camp closure
Thursday, February 24 2011

The Government says it is considering closing down the Buduburam refugee camp.

BAWKU :
Prisoners in Bawku to acquire skills
Thursday, February 24 2011

The Non-Formal Education Coordinator for Bawku Municipal  Hon. Sulemana Bukari, has said his outfit is putting measures in place to revamp the prison education sector that has been dormant for some time.

WA :
GNAT petitions Presidency against withdrawal of allowance
Thursday, February 24 2011

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has petitioned the Presidency against the Ministry of Finance’s directive to discontinue the payment of the Professional Allowance for Teachers once they were rolled into the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

TARKWA-NSUAEM :
Three remanded for using explosives
Thursday, February 24 2011

Three illegal miners have been remanded in prison custody for using explosives that led to the destruction of a high tension electricity cable at Nkamponiase near Tarkwa in the Western Region.

NATIONAL :
Constitutional Review Commission meets Rawlings
Thursday, February 24 2011

The Constitutional Review Commisssion today met in a close door meeting with Former President Jerry John Rawlings

(SANDEMA) BUILSA :
Assembly improves education
Thursday, February 24 2011

The Builsa District Assembly has embarked on building educational infrastructure to meet the needs of the District.

(SANDEMA) BUILSA :
Ayieta Azantilow Royal family of Builsa unite
Thursday, February 24 2011

The Ayieta Azantilow Royal family of the Builsa Traditional Area has settled its differences and has set a date for the funeral of Nab Ayieta Azantillow, the late Paramount Chief who died in 2006.

(DAMONGO) WEST GONJA :
Veep cautions Gonjas against litigation
Friday, February 25 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on Gonja chiefs and traditional elders to desist from settling their scores in the law courts, which he said was alien to the traditional practices of Gonjaland.  

BOLE :
Gov’t to renegotiate for return of Cuban Medical Brigade
Friday, February 25 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama announced that government would renegotiate with the Cuban government for the posting of the country’s medical brigade to Ghana.

BIRIM SOUTH:
Five schools to benefit from school blocks
Friday, February 25 2011

Five schools in the Birim South District are scheduled to benefit from 6 unit classroom blocks this year under the GETFund project to eliminate schools under trees across the country.

SEKYERE EAST:
Group partners COCOBOD to raise cocoa production
Friday, February 25 2011

A new technology to aid the rehabilitation of aged cocoa farms and increase crop yield has been introduced in the Sekyere East District.

BOSOMASE :
Galamsey operators destroying water bodies -Bissiw
Friday, February 25 2011

Illegal mining activities on water bodies, coupled with the intermittent drying up of rivers and streams, have been identified as the major causes affecting production and supply of potable water in the Western Region.

(ADWUMAKASEKESE) AFIGYA KWABRE :
Assembly to continue abandoned projects
Friday, February 25 2011

The Afigya-Kwabre District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku Kaakyire, has given the assurance that road projects initiated in the area by the previous administration would not be abandoned. 

SAVELUGU-NANTON :
Tamale water project begins
Friday, February 25 2011

A sod has been cut for construction works to begin on the Tamale Water Supply Extension Project (TWEP).   

NATIONAL :
Gov’t Plans Libya Evacuation Of Ghanaians Today
Friday, February 25 2011

Government will meet with security agencies on Friday, February 25 to decide the best evacuation strategy to bring home Ghanaians in Libya.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Diversion of water courses, cause of flooding – Dr Kumbour
Friday, February 25 2011

Dr Benjamin Kumbour, Minister of the Interior, on Thursday appealed to property owners who have diverted water courses to cooperate with the authorities to rectify the situation. 

CAPE COAST :
Parliament urged to pass the Mental Health Bill
Friday, February 25 2011

Dr Akwasi Osei, Chief Psychiatrist, called for the immediate passage of the Mental Health Bill into law to help ensure adequate funding for mental health care delivery.

(NIMA) AMA :
Nima community gets water facility
Friday, February 25 2011

The third Pro-Poor Pilot facility under the World Bank’s Urban Water Project has been handed over to the Nima community in Accra.

ACCRA :
Akwasi Osei Adjei, ex NIB boss discharged
Friday, February 25 2011

An Accra Fast Track Court has acquitted and discharged former Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Akwasi Osei Adjei of six out of eight charges, including causing financial loss to the state, in a case involving the importation of rice into the country from India.

HO :
Mills government affects Volta Region positively - Network
Friday, February 25 2011

Oneghana Network, a Civil Society Group, headquartered in Ho has asserted that a fair evaluation of the government in the past two years showed that it had affected the Volta Region positively.

NATIONAL :
AFAG welcomes meeting between Mills and Kufuor
Friday, February 25 2011

The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has called for the establishment of a club of former presidents to meet periodically with the aim of discussing matters of national interest.

SUNYANI :
Minister dilates on water situation nationwide
Friday, February 25 2011

The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has said that the Water Resources Commission is setting up a Tano Basin Board in Brong Ahafo as the key coordinating body to ensure the proper management of water resources in the Region.

CAPE COAST :
Central Region road contractors deny being paid arrears
Friday, February 25 2011

The Central Region branch of the Progressive Road Contractors Association of Ghana (PROCSAG) has appealed to the government to be specific and come out with the categories of contractors to be covered when it releases monies for the payment of their arrears.

(TEMA) TMA :
Fire Service calls for help to put out raging fire
Friday, February 25 2011

The Ghana National Fire Service has called for support from the Ghana Armed Forces to enable them put out fire that gutted a fleet of stores at Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NAKANA EAST:
Five shops in Navrongo gutted by fire
Friday, February 25 2011

The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has sympathized with nine shop owners in the Kassena Nankana East District whose shops were gutted out by fire in the early hours of last Monday.

NATIONAL :
FWSC expresses concern about misconception of Single Spine
Friday, February 25 2011

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) has expressed concern about the wrong perception that the implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy, (SSPP) would automatically mean an across board increase in the salaries of Public Service Workers.

(KUMASI) KMA :
REGSEC bans feuding Muslim sects from street preaching
Saturday, February 26 2011

The Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has with immediate effect banned street preaching by the Al-Sunna and Tijanniya Muslim sects in the region.

(AGOGO) ASANTE-AKIM NORTH :
Traditional Council vows to eject Fulani herdsmen
Saturday, February 26 2011

The Agogo Traditional Council has vowed to eject Fulani herdsmen from the Asante-Akim North portion of the Afram Plains.

TAMALE :
Tamale SOS trains 180 youth in organic farming
Saturday, February 26 2011

Tamale SOS Children’s Home has trained more than 180 youth in organic farming practices to make them self-employed to prevent rural- urban migration and ensure food security in their communities.

NATIONAL :
60 stranded Ghanaians to arrive from Libya, thousands to follow
Saturday, February 26 2011

First batch of sixty stranded Ghanaians in Libya are set arrive in the country during the week-end.

(TEMA) TMA :
Fire Service battles raging inferno all night
Saturday, February 26 2011

The Ghana National Fire Service worked all night to battle the inferno which has engulfed a fleet of stores at Tema in the Greater Accra Region, yesterday, Friday, February, 25.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Chief fined for offensive conduct
Saturday, February 26 2011

A Kumasi Circuit Court has ordered Nana Fe Bamoah, chief of Asokwa, a suburb of Kumasi, to pay a fine of Gh¢500.00 for offensive conduct.

(GOKA) JAMAN NORTH :
Veep says God will continue to bless Ghanaians
Saturday, February 26 2011

The Vice President, Hon. John Dramani Mahama, has attributed the peace and unity the country has enjoyed over the years to divine intervention and good political leadership.

(ACCRA) AMA:
Bagbin inaugurates board for building technicians and draughtsmen
Sunday, February 27 2011

Mr Alban S.K. Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing on Friday inaugurated a nine- member Board of the National Board of Control for Building Technicians and Draughtsmen to supervise activities relating to the sector.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Chief fined Gh¢500.00 for offensive conduct
Sunday, February 27 2011

A Kumasi Circuit Court has ordered Nana Fe Bamoah, chief of Asokwa, a suburb of Kumasi, to pay a fine of Gh¢500.00 for offensive conduct.

(ACCRA) AMA:
Three store owners charged for refusing to register with waste companies
Sunday, February 27 2011

The Accra Metropolitan Sanitation court on Thursday granted GH¢2,000 bail each with one surety to three store owners who refused to register with the Accra MetropolitanAssembly’s (AMA) accredited waste management company for their refuse to be collected.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST :
ADB to open new branch to support cotton farmers
Monday, February 28 2011

The Agricultural Development Bank is to open a branch at Tumu in Upper West to support cotton farmers and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture programmes, Alhaji Ibrahim Adam, Board Chairman of the Bank has announced.

TAMALE:
Tamale Teaching Hospital to be centre of excellence
Monday, February 28 2011

The Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) Dr. Ken Sagoe has pledged to make the hospital a centre of excellence in medical care in the country saying that ‘though we are the youngest among the teaching hospitals, we shall be the best’.

BOLGATANGA :
Tomato Factory starts production
Monday, February 28 2011

The Northern Star Tomato Factory (NSTF) has started buying tomatoes from local farmers in the Upper East Region.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Gov’t has not abandoned Kumasi projects- Veep
Monday, February 28 2011

The Vice President John Dramani Mahama has assured the people of Kumasi and the Ashanti Region that the Atta Mills led administration will not  abandon development projects in the region.

NATIONAL :
55 Ghanaians in Libya back home
Monday, February 28 2011

About fifty five Ghanaian Nationals in Libya have been brought back home to Ghana as government moves to evacuate stranded Ghanaians in that country.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST :
Ghana can produce 250,000 metric tons of lint cotton – Ahwoi
Monday, February 28 2011

Ghana has the potential to produce 250,000 metric tons of lint cotton in the medium term, Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture has said.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Police urge public to regard them as friends
Monday, February 28 2011

The Director, Police Public Affairs Superintendent Paa Kwesi Ofori, has urged the general public to regard the police as their friends and not enemies and report all crimes to them. 

BIRIM SOUTH :
Schools to be provided with furniture
Monday, February 28 2011

A number of selected schools in the Birim South District in the Eastern Region are to be supplied with furniture.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Anloga Carpenters in Kumasi call for support
Monday, February 28 2011

The Anloga Carpenters Union in Kumasi, has urged the Forestry Commission to endeavour to roll comprehensive training programmes to build the capacity of carpenters to ensure improvement in their work.  

NATIONAL :
Gov’t committed to deepening decentralization - MP
Monday, February 28 2011

The Member of Parliament for Mfantseman East, Hon. George Kuntu Blankson, has emphasized the government’s commitment to ensuring the deepening of decentralization in Ghana.

ADENTA :
Minister assesses water situation at Adenta
Monday, February 28 2011

There were mixed reactions from residents of some communities in the Adenta and Ga East Municipalities when the Minister of Water Resources Works and Housing, Mr. Alban Bagbin toured some of the communities to assess the water situation in those areas.

NATIONAL :
Price of sachet water increases
Monday, February 28 2011

Sachet water popularly called pure water will be sold at 10 pesewas from tomorrow March 1, 2011.

NATIONAL :
176 stranded Ghanaians in Libya expected
Monday, February 28 2011

176 stranded Ghanaians in Libya are due in Ghana on Tuesday, deputy Information Minister, Baba Jamal has revealed.

(JUAPONG) NORTH TONGU :
Youth besiege Juapong Textile
Monday, February 28 2011

Some youth of Juapong numbering about 200 today staged a demonstration at the premises of the Juapong Textiles factory demanding to be employed.

SUNYANI :
Lets keep Sunyani clean- Minister
Monday, February 28 2011

The Brong–Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo has reiterated the need to sustain and maintain the reputation of the Sunyani municipality as the neatest municipality in the country.

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NAKANA EAST :
Minister calls on retired educationalists
Monday, February 28 2011

The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Owen Woyongo has called on retired teachers in the Kassena Nankana East District to share their rich experiences with the Ghana Education Service to save the falling standards of education in the region.

BOLGATANGA :
Regional NHIA Office for Upper East soon
Monday, February 28 2011

The Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, Mrs Lucy Awuni, has cut the sod for the construction of a regional office of the National Health InsuranceAuthority (NHIA) in Bolgatanga.