ENERGY:
Kpone IPP will be cost-efficient
Sunday, February 01 2015

The Chairman of Cenpower Generation Ghana, Mr Samuel Nana Brew-Butler says the Kpone Independent Power Project (Kpone IPP) would be the most cost and fuel-efficient thermal power station in the country.

SOCIAL:Hunger in Africa could end in next decade – UN
Sunday, February 01 2015

Africa could eliminate hunger by 2025 if countries embraced effective policies on job creation, political stability, and social protection, a UN official has said.

DORMAA:
Be concerned about availability of funds for dev’t – Assembly members told
Sunday, February 01 2015

Mr. Michael Amponsah, Brong-Ahafo Deputy Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has appealed to assembly members to be bothered by the availability of various funds at the district, municipal, and metropolitan assemblies, which could be accessed for the development of their respective electoral areas.

BONGO:
USD 70,000 required to start Community Radio
Monday, February 02 2015

The Bongo Traditional Council and the Management Team of the Bongo Community Radio project have appealed for support to purchase radio equipment valued at about $ 70,000 for broadcasting to begin.

SOCIAL:
Help raise awareness on wetlands-Nana Kofi Adu-Nsiah
Monday, February 02 2015

Nana Kofi Adu-Nsiah, Executive Director of the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, has underscored the need for Ghanaians to help raise awareness about the critical role wetlands play in sustaining the country’s freshwater resources.

HO:
GPRTU honours 41 drivers
Monday, February 02 2015

The Volta Regional branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has honoured 41 drivers for exhibiting safe driving skills.

DORMAA:
Municipality records 96.92% pass in BECE
Monday, February 02 2015

Out of a total of 1,704 candidates from 60 junior high schools(JHS) in the Dormaa Central Municipality who registered for the Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) in 2014, 1,638 passed while 52 candidates failed.

Agona West:
Schools to participate in National Sanitation Day
Monday, February 02 2015

The Agona West Municipal Assembly has directed  the Agona West Directorate of  the Ghana Education Service(GES),to compel private and public basic  schools  to take  active part in the  fourth  National Sanitation Day.

KMA:
Asanteman Council reaffirms support for new Kumawuhene
Tuesday, February 03 2015

The Asanteman council has reaffirmed its support and recognition for the new chief of Kumawu, Barima Sarfo Tweneboah Kodua.

KETU S:
MP cuts sod for CHPS facility project
Tuesday, February 03 2015

The people of Klikor near Agbozume  in the Ketu South Municipality will soon get a community health planning center after several appeals.

AFIGYA K:
Health Director calls for District Hospital
Tuesday, February 03 2015

Mrs. Anna Omane, District Director of Health at the Afigya Kwabre District has called for well equipped district hospital to take care of referral cases from the other smaller health facilities in the district.

AFIGYA K:
Tebah Education Initiative sponsors needy students
Tuesday, February 03 2015

Viola Tebah, a Ghanaian model living in the United States, has offered scholarship to three brilliant but needy students at St Michael Senior High School, a less endowed school at Ahenkro near Kodie in the Afigya Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region.

Tuesday, February 03 2015
GOMOA W:
Assembly completes 2014 projects
Tuesday, February 03 2015

The Gomoa West District Assembly has completed a number of projects it initiated in the early part of 2014 whiles others are on-going, expected to be completed on schedule.

SOCIAL:
Mahama sets up Ghana Infrastructure Fund Board
Tuesday, February 03 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has set up a nine-member board of directors  for the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund(GIIF).

ASUNAFO S:
Paramount Chief wants gov’t intervene in B/A chieftaincy disputes
Tuesday, February 03 2015

The paramount chief of Kukuom Traditional Area Osahene Kwaku Aterkyi II who is also the immediate past President of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs has appealed to government to as a matter of urgent help resolve the numerous chieftaincies disputed that has rock the region.

ASUNAFO S:
Regional Minister ends tour of district
Tuesday, February 03 2015

The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister Hon Eric Opoku who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Asunafo South Constituency has ended his tour as part of measure to address some challenges confronting the people.

SOCIAL:
Intestate Succession, Property Rights of Spouses bills to be passed
Tuesday, February 03 2015

Barring any hitches the Intestate Succession Bill as well as the Property Rights of Spouses Bill will be passed into law before Parliament rises.

AKATSI N:
District to phase out three-unit classroom blocks
Tuesday, February 03 2015

The construction of three unit basic school classroom blocks,  is to be phased out and replaced with six-unit ones by 2016 in the Akatsi North District of the Volta Region.

Tuesday, February 03 2015
SOCIAL:
Interior Minister tours Volta Region
Wednesday, February 04 2015

The Minister of the Interior, Mr Mark Woyongo, has called on security agencies operating on the country’s borders to tighten security at their various posts.

EDUCATION:
Educators’ confab scheduled for Saturday
Wednesday, February 04 2015

This year’s annual schools and educators’ conference aimed at equipping participants with modern trends in education, is scheduled to take place in Kumasi on Saturday, February 7.

AFIGYA K:
Assembly disburses disability fund to 30 people
Wednesday, February 04 2015

The Afigya Kwabre District Assembly in the Ashanti Region has disbursed GHs14,900.00 from the Disability Fund to 30 persons in the district.

AFIGYA K:
Week long celebration of Efie ne Efie Festival begins
Wednesday, February 04 2015

The Chiefs and people of Afigya Kwabre District in the Ashanti Region have begun a weeklong celebration of their biennial celebration of the Efie ne Efie festival celebration.

AFIGYA K:
Nobody should sit on the sidelines – DCE
Thursday, February 05 2015

The District Chief Executive for Afigya Kwabre, Mr. Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku Kaakyire, has appealed to the people to shake off apathy and work together to bring development to the area.

KMA:
Roads to be asphalted
Thursday, February 05 2015

A total of 30 kilometres stretch of roads in the Kumasi metropolis would be asphalted this year, 2015, Mr. Theodore Quaye, Ashanti Regional Director of Urban Roads, has announced.

ENERGY:
Ghana to buy 80MW power from Ivory Coast to watch Thursday’s match
Thursday, February 05 2015

Ghana will buy 80 megawatts of power from neighbouring Ivory Coast to ensure Ghanaians can watch the national soccer team’s match against Equatorial Guinea on Thursday, according to the country’s main power supplier.

SOCIAL:
Service personnel to pay GHC40 for registration
Thursday, February 05 2015

The National Service Scheme (NSS) says as part of changes in the registration procedure, recruitment and deployment for the 2015/2016 service year, all prospective national service personnel would now be required to undergo pre-registration payment process in accordance with the scheme’s realignment and new posting schedule.

GOMOA W:
Assembly soon to complete 181,172 NHIS block
Thursday, February 05 2015

The Gomoa West District Assembly is constructing a GHs 181,172 office block at Dawurampong to house the staff of the National Health Insurance Scheme to facilitate its smooth take-off in the district.

SPORTS:
Jordan, Appiah to start in attack for Ghana against Equatorial Guinea
Thursday, February 05 2015

Captain Asamoah Gyan has failed to make Ghana’s starting line- up for the semi finals match against Equatorial Guinea on Thursday.

W AKIM:
Asamankese chiefs pledge support for sanitation day
Friday, February 06 2015

The chiefs of Asamankese have pledged to ensure that their communities participate in the national sanitation day exercise.

GA W:
Assemblymen must cooperate with chiefs – Nii Amasa
Friday, February 06 2015

Nii Amasa Oseku II, Amasaman Mantse, has appealed to assembly members to cooperate with chiefs in their quest for developmental projects.

GOMOA W:
Adzintem installs queen-mother
Friday, February 06 2015

A 30-year old business woman, has been installed Queen-mother for Gomoa Adzintem under the stool Nana Beafuwah.

KMA:
Calm returns to Kumasi Central Prison after attempted jailbreak
Friday, February 06 2015

Calm has returned to the Kumasi Central Prison, with revamped security, following an attempted jailbreak last Wednesday night by the inmates.

ENERGY:
VRA to shut down one more turbine at Akosombo Dam
Friday, February 06 2015

The Volta River Authority (VRA) is set to shut down one more turbine at the Akosombo dam to avoid damage to the plant as the water levels keep going down.

AKATSI N:
Ave-Atanve gets portable water
Friday, February 06 2015

A water project with the capacity to serve a quarter of residents of the Akatsi North District has been inaugurated at Atanve.

ATEBUBU:
Stakeholders meet on CBHFA Project
Friday, February 06 2015

The Ghana Red Cross Society has organized a day’s stakeholders meeting in Atebubu to reviewed the second year of activities under the Community Based Health and First Aid CBHFA project.

SECURITY:
Interior Minister recommends use of Vigilante Groups to fend off cross-border crimes
Friday, February 06 2015

Interior Minister Mark Woyongo asked security agencies to organize vigilante groups in communities along the Ghana-Togo Border.

ATEBUBU:
WVI holds ebola sensitization program
Friday, February 06 2015

The World Vision International WVI, Atebubu Development Programme ADP has held a stakeholders sensitization program on Ebola with the objective of enhancing knowledge of the disease.

EJISU J:
NCCE prepares to hold community durbar on assembly election
Friday, February 06 2015

The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has organized a day’s stakeholders forum to collate inputs on the district level elections to prepare for a community durbar to whip up the interest of the citizenry to participate fully in the forthcoming district elections.

AKATSI N:
Regional Minister cuts sod for assembly complex
Friday, February 06 2015

Madam Helen Ntoso, the Volta Regional Minister has cut the sod for commencement of works on assembly block complex for the Akatsi North District Assembly.

SPORTS:
Fall & Rise of "Stars", can Ghana end 30yrs AFCON drought?
Friday, February 06 2015

The Black Stars of Ghana have made a significant step to end their over thirty years “drought” of winning the African Cup of Nation tournament by beating host nation Equatorial Guinea to reach finals of the competition.

AMA:
Matilda Amissah Arthur donates to Osu children’s Home
Friday, February 06 2015

The wife of the Vice President, Matilda Amissah Arthur on Thursday 5th February donated assorted food items and an unspecified amount to the Osu children’s home in Accra.

AKATSI N:
Sanitation committee inaugurated
Friday, February 06 2015

The Member of Parliament for Akatsi North, Mr. Peter Nortsu-Kotoe has asked the Akatsi North District Assembly to enact bye-law to prevent individuals or groups from organizing social gatherings on National Sanitation Day in the district.

EFFUTU:
More HIV cases recorded
Sunday, February 08 2015

The number of HIV positive cases at the Effutu Municipal Hospital in Winneba increased from sixty in 2013 to 154 in 2014, the Administrator of the hospital has said.

ENERGY:
Gov’t to install solar panels in new buildings
Sunday, February 08 2015

The Ministry of Power is collaborating with some real estate agencies and the Ministry of Works and Housing to incorporate solar installations in various building projects.

SOCIAL:
We support Ghana’s IMF bailout – Diplomatic Corps
Sunday, February 08 2015

The Diplomatic Corps in Ghana has pledged its support for Ghana’s bailout negotiation with the International Monetary fund (IMF).

BREAKING NEWS:
Effutu MCE is dead
Monday, February 09 2015

The Municipal Chief Executive for Effutu Municipal Assembly, Mr Nii Ephraim is dead.

TAMALE:
NSD exercise unites two “rival” chiefs
Monday, February 09 2015

The fourth edition of the National Sanitation Day exercise hosted by the Northern Region succeeded in uniting two “rival” revered chiefs in the Tamale Metro area.

ENERGY:
Gov’t resolute to end ‘Dumsor’ - Mahama
Monday, February 09 2015

President John Mahama has said he remains committed to his promise of ending the power crisis.

EFFUTU:
Aspiring Assembly member in court over D/A elections
Tuesday, February 10 2015

A fisherman in the Effutu District in the Central region, Benjamin Eyi Mensah has dragged the Electoral Commission to court after he was disqualified from contesting in the upcoming District Assembly elections.

AFIGYA K:
Health centre project scheduled for 24-month period
Tuesday, February 10 2015

Mr William Owuraku Aidoo, Member of Parliament (MP) for Afigya-Kwabre South, has cut the sod to begin the construction of a health centre for the people of Atimatim, in the Afigya-Kwabre District.

EJISU J:
Stop Destroying Campaign Posters
Tuesday, February 10 2015

The Ashanti Regional Director for the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Mr. Alhassan Yakubu has expressed concern about increasing reports that campaign posters of candidates in the upcoming district level elections are being destroyed and shredded in some communities and called for a stop to the act.

TRANSPORTATION:
Okada trade booms; Ministry of Transport, police in blame game
Tuesday, February 10 2015

The Ministry of Transport and the police are embroiled in a blame game over the booming Okada business in Accra.

SOCIAL:
Prez Nominates DCEs; Revokes Appointment Of One
Wednesday, February 11 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has nominated four persons for the position of District Chief Executives (DCEs), an official statement, has said.

HO W:
Luvudo and Anyirawase to get CHPS centre
Wednesday, February 11 2015

Two new community-based health planning and service (CHPS) compounds are to be built this year at Luvudo and Anyirawase as the assembly continues to bring health delivery closer to the door steps of residents.

KETA:
Multiple land ownership hampering dev’t-Kofi Humado
Wednesday, February 11 2015

The Member of Parliament for Anlo in the Keta Municipality, Mr. Clement Kofi Humado has expressed grave concerns about inability of authorities to secure land for development in the municipality.

HO:
Asogli State begins fasting and prayers for devt
Wednesday, February 11 2015

The Chiefs and citizens of Asogli State on Monday began a week’s fasting and prayers to seek God’s intervention for the socio-economic development of the Volta region, especially Ho, the regional capital.

SOCIAL:
District Assembly elections in limbo; EC finally receives writ;
Thursday, February 12 2015

The Electoral Commission (EC) has confirmed receipt of the writ seeking to annul the organisation of the impending District Assembly elections slated for March 3.

SOCIAL:
President Mahama inaugurates Ghana EXIM bank Taskforce
Thursday, February 12 2015

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday stated that the establishment of a Ghana Export and Import Bank (EXIM) would move the country from import dependent to a large scale exporter.

NKWANTA S:
Assembly gets Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre
Thursday, February 12 2015

A ribbon-cutting ceremony has taken place for the inauguration of a Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre for Nkwanta South in the Volta Region.

GOMOA W:
Assembly makes strides in infrastructural development
Thursday, February 12 2015

The Gomoa West District Assembly in the Central Region has embarked on a number of development projects by way of prosecuting the development agenda of the district to enhance the living conditions of the people.

SPORTS:
Ghana makes progress on new FIFA Ranking
Thursday, February 12 2015

Ghana has currently taken 25th spot in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking released on Thursday, February 12, 2015.

TMA:
Police receive support
Thursday, February 12 2015

The Tema Community One District Police office has taken delivery of a Canon photocopy Machine and accessories from Japan Motors Trading Company Limited (JMTC) to facilitate its operations.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t invests GHC17 million in borehole project
Thursday, February 12 2015

The government of Ghana is currently funding 20,000 borehole water supply projects with GH¢17 million from the Consolidated Fund over a five-year period, the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has said.

HO:
Sanitation courts in the offing in Ho
Thursday, February 12 2015

The Ho Municipal Directorate of the Environmental Health Unit is liaising with the relevant stakeholders, through the Assembly, for the establishment of sanitation courts in the municipality.

KMA:
KMA boss allays fears over Central Market rebuilding
Thursday, February 12 2015

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has assured traders at the Kumasi Central Market that they will be given priority in the distribution of sheds in the market after it has been reconstructed.

NINGO/P:
Assembly records reduction in crime
Friday, February 13 2015

The Ningo/Prampram District in 2014 recorded a reduction in crime offences, according to statistics released by the Prampram District Police Command.

KMA:
Kumasi market reconstruction to cost $298m
Friday, February 13 2015

A staggering US$298 million will be expended in the reconstruc­tion of the Kumasi Central Market into a modern edifice.

ECONOMY:
Declining crude oil prices push January inflation rate
Friday, February 13 2015

The economy appears to be reaping some positive benefits from the declining prices of crude oil on the international market.

TAMALE:
Striking TTH nurses to resume work today
Friday, February 13 2015

Striking nurses and midwives of the Tamale Teaching Hospital are likely to resume work today, that’s according to the Northern regional branch chairman of the Nurses and Midwives association of Ghana, Musah Salifu.

SOCIAL:
Radio, powerful local governance tool
Friday, February 13 2015

A study by the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) says radio is the most effective engagement platform within the local governance system in Ghana.

KWABRE E:
DCE inaugurates fire volunteers at Krobo
Saturday, February 14 2015

A 20-member fire volunteer team has been inaugurated at Krobo, a community in the Kwabre East District to help safeguard lives and properties in the wake of recent fire outbreaks in the country.

KETA:
2nd lady urges V/R to improve academic performance
Saturday, February 14 2015

The second Lady, Mrs. Amissah Arthur has expressed disappointment at the poor academic performance in the Volta Region in recent years.

ATEBUBU:
Teachers’ build capacity
Sunday, February 15 2015

A five day capacity building workshop for over 130 teachers and circuit supervisors from seventeen communities in the Atebubu-Amantin district has began in Atebubu.

STMA:
Gov’t mobilizes funds to complete Takoradi Port project
Sunday, February 15 2015

Government is mobilizing funds to undertake the second phase of the Takoradi Port Expansion Project, Mrs Dzifa Ativor, Minister of Transport, has said.

ASIKUMA:
DCE commissions JHS block for Brakwa Asarekwaa
Sunday, February 15 2015

Residents of the Brakwa Asarekwaa community in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District in the Central Region were full of praise for the DCE, Samuel Adom Botchway and the government for providing the community with new JHS block.

TAKORADI:
Govt develops master plan to revive rail sector
Sunday, February 15 2015

The Ghana Railway Development Authority with the Ministry of Transport has formulated a master plan aimed at revamping the almost dead railway sector.

KETA:
11 get scholarship from Anlo Education Fund
Sunday, February 15 2015

The Anlo Education Fund has made yet another stride with the award of scholarships to eleven new students to the senior high school.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama fires Prosper Bani, appoints Julius Debrah as Chief of Staff
Monday, February 16 2015

Chief of Staff Prosper Bani has been relieved of his position by President John Mahama who has now appointed Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Julius Debrah, to replace him.

EDUCATION:
Maiden BECE resit starts Monday
Monday, February 16 2015

All is set for the first-ever resit of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for private candidates, which starts on Monday, February 16 to 20.

SECURITY:
Prez. Mahama urges Military to work towards counter terrorism
Monday, February 16 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has tasked the Military High Command to modify their training modules and strategies beyond conventional warfare to effectively combat terrorists.

SOCIAL:
NGO calls for seriousness in saving beaches
Monday, February 16 2015

Save Our Beaches Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization, has called on stakeholders and government institutions to put measures in place to help fight the negative human activities destroying the coastal belt of the country.

GA S:
Osu appeals for municipal
Monday, February 16 2015

Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, Paramount Chief of Osu, has appealed to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to consider creating a municipality for the Osu Traditional Area.

STMA:
RCC inspects development projects within Sekondi/Takoradi
Monday, February 16 2015

The Western Regional Co-ordinating Council and the Regional Project Co-ordinating Unit on Thursday visited a number of project sites within the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Area to ascertain progress of work.

HO WEST:
District cries for medical doctor
Monday, February 16 2015

Authorities at Ho West District in the Volta Region are appealing to the health directorate to post doctors to the district to help improve health delivery.

SISSALA E:
Wallembelle approved to host Community Day SHS
Monday, February 16 2015

Wallemebelle, a community within the Sissala East district has been approved by the Stakeholders, Chiefs and Elders of the Tumu Traditional Area, to play host to the Community Senior High School scheduled for the whole district.

NZEMA E:
Bamianko Community Day SHS at roofing level
Monday, February 16 2015

Bamianko Community Day Senior High School in the Nzema East Municipality in the Western Region is nearing completion.

GA C:
Assembly institutes free extra classes
Monday, February 16 2015

The Ga Central Municipal Assembly (GCMA) has instituted a free extra classes policy for final year students who will be writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) this year and beyond.

ATEBUBU:
No arrests made after religious clashes-Police
Monday, February 16 2015

The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command says no arrests have so far been made in the region following the unrest between some Muslims and Christians in Atebubu last Friday.

TECHIMAN:
MCE donates books to schools
Tuesday, February 17 2015

Mr. Phillip Oppong Amponsah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Techiman has donated various reading books to three (3) basic schools in the Municipality aimed at improving read habit among the schools pupils.

ASUNAFO S:
Sankore Chief calls for adequate security in the area
Tuesday, February 17 2015

The Omanhene of Sankore Traditional Area Nana Appiah Kubi IV has expressed fear over recent increase of armed robbery attacks in the area.

ECONOMY:
IMF team arrives in Accra on Wednesday as bailout talks near completion
Tuesday, February 17 2015

The IMF team negotiating with Ghana for a possible $1billion fund programme is expected in town this Wednesday February 18, 2015 to fast track the process.

SOCIAL:
New Chief of Staff leads gov’t delegation to Kenya
Tuesday, February 17 2015

In his first assignment as Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah has led a government delegation to Kenya to share experiences around Kenya’s National Youth Service and Youth Empowerment Model.

GA S:
MP donates to schools
Tuesday, February 17 2015

Mr Bright Demordzi, the Member of Parliament for Bortianor/Ngleshie Amanfrom, has presented 30 laptops to four basic schools in his constituency.

GA S:
Tabora residents complain of poor waste management
Tuesday, February 17 2015

The activity of Honest Waste Services, a refuse collection company at Tabora Scorpion Down in Accra, is posing an environmental and health risks to residents in the community.

GOMOA W:
Ayensuano residents provided with electricity
Tuesday, February 17 2015

Residents of Ayensuano, a community in the Gomoa West District in the Central Region, have received their fair share of the national cake after the area was recently connected with electricity.

ENERGY:
‘Dumsor’ will erode government’s good initiatives – Mahama
Wednesday, February 18 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has lamented the negative effect the power crisis would have on gains made by the government to boost the private sector.

ECONOMY:
IMF team arrives to quicken conclusion on bail out
Wednesday, February 18 2015

The IMF Mission team working on Ghana’s program are expected in town today to open what many are describing as the final round of talks before a program can be sealed.

TMA:
Persons living with disability benefit from Fund
Wednesday, February 18 2015

Twenty-eight persons living with disability have received monies from the Tema Metropolitan Disability Fund to improve their lot.

STMA:
Assembly continues to record cholera cases
Wednesday, February 18 2015

The Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly has recorded 39 cholera cases in the first two months of the year.

NABDAM:
DCE urges education to sustain women interest in Politics
Wednesday, February 18 2015

Madam Vivian Anafo, District Chief Executive (DCE) of Nabdam District Assembly has called for more education to sustain the interest of women in the forth- coming district assembly elections.

NSAWAM:
E/R minister tours Nsawam-Adoagiri Municipality
Wednesday, February 18 2015

Mr Antwi-Boasoako Sekyere, Eastern Regional Minister, has appealed to the chiefs and people in the Nsawam-Adoagyiri Municipality, to take keen interest in the National Sanitation exercise, to help reduce the re-occurrence of cholera outbreak within the Municipality.

SOCIAL:
Training course on Disaster Management opens
Wednesday, February 18 2015

Officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), and other allied agencies involved in disaster management, including the Police, the Fire Service, and the Air Force, in the Northern Region, have begun a training course on International Disaster Management.

SECURITY:
‘Won Gbo’ demo: Police to summon NPP for defying route
Wednesday, February 18 2015

The highly attended protest march against the erratic power supply in Ghana attracted a mammoth crowd and was led by NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo and other party stalwarts.

ECONOMICS:
Ghana’s domestic debt now GH¢ 34.6 billion – BoG
Thursday, February 19 2015

Ghana’s stock of domestic debt stood at GH¢34.6 billion or 30.5 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) at the end of 2014; up from GH¢26.7 billion (28.4 per cent of GDP) in 2013.

DORMAA:
MCE explains siting of school
Thursday, February 19 2015

Mr. Gordon Kwaku Asubonteng, the Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive, has said consultations and consensus building for development at the local level was becoming a development challenge due to the attitude,  conduct, and the awkward approach given to development issues by some chiefs.

HEALTH:
GHS Alerts Possible Cholera Outbreak In Brong-Ahafo
Thursday, February 19 2015

Dr Timothy Letsa, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of Ghana Health Service (GHS), on Wednesday alerted of a possible outbreak of cholera in the region this year.

DISTRICT A ELECTION :
Tamale-Kukuo electoral area at a glance
Thursday, February 19 2015

Kukuo is one of the densely populated communities in the Tamale Metro Area of the Northern Region.

STMA:
Sekondi-Tadi beach road caves in
Thursday, February 19 2015

A portion of the Sekondi-Takoradi stretch of road also known as Beach Road at Asemansiwdo near the BP junction, has caved in, posing a threat to road users.

KMA:
Afua Kobi Ampem girls donate to K’si Children’s Home
Thursday, February 19 2015

The Afua Kobi Ampem Girls’ Senior High School in Kumasi last Saturday donated a quantity of assorted items running into hundreds of Ghana cedis and a sum of GH¢1,000 to the inmates of the Kumasi Children’s Home in commemoration of St Valentine.

SECURITY:
Police allow NPP/NDC demo in Kumasi
Thursday, February 19 2015

The Police in the Ashanti Region have given the green light to a planned demonstration by both the governing National Democratic Congress and the opposition New Patriotic Party on February 24th and 25th respectively.

SOCIAL:
Internet project for deprived areas launched
Thursday, February 19 2015

The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) has launched an intergovernmental project that will allow for the effective utilisation of unused frequency channels to provide Internet services for deprived areas in the country.

BIRIM N:
Second lady donates to Ntronang Presby, Abirim Hospital
Thursday, February 19 2015

The Second Lady, Mrs. Matilda Amissah Arthur has advised parents to stop child labour and give their children the oppotunity to attend school for a better future.

RELIGION:
Muslims in Western Region to demonstrate over discrimination
Friday, February 20 2015

The Muslim community in the Western Region led by its Iman will today [Friday] embark on a demonstration to protest what they call human right abuses of Muslims in the country.

EFFUTU:
Survey revealed high child abuse
Friday, February 20 2015

A baseline survey conducted by International Needs Ghana in twelve (12) communities in the Central Region has revealed high prevalence of child abuse in its various forms.

SOCIAL:
Overhaul criminal justice system – Chief Justice
Friday, February 20 2015

The Chief Justice of Ghana,  her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood has called for the overhauling of the nation’s criminal justice system.

EDUCATION:
Ministry of Education donates laptops to teachers
Friday, February 20 2015

The Ministry of Education on Thursday donated 10,000 laptops and 100 projectors to the Ghana Education Service for onward distribution to basic school teachers across the country.

BIRIM N:
Assembly distributes 300 dual desks to schools
Friday, February 20 2015

A number of basic schools including kidargartens in the Birim North District in the Eastern Region have been supported to deal with the inadequate furniture constraints facing the schools.

ADAKLU:
Assembly exceeds revenue target
Friday, February 20 2015

The Adaklu District Assembly last year exceeded its revenue target of 107,724 Ghana cedis by 33.5 per cent.

HO:
Ho-Kpodzi JHS “D” gets computers
Friday, February 20 2015

Savanna Signatures, an Information Communication Technology (ICT) organization Thursday presented 10 desk top computers and a lap-top computer to the Ho-Kpodzi “D” JHS.

LEKMA:
Assembly gets new education office
Friday, February 20 2015

The Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) on Thursday inaugurated a two-storey office complex for its education directorate at Nungua in Accra.

SOCIAL:
Govt approves child adoption memorandum
Friday, February 20 2015

Cabinet has approved a memoranda for the ratification of The Hague 1993 Convention on Inter-Country Adoptions; Amendment of the Children’s Act; and Child and Family Welfare Policy.

EDUCATION:
Ministry donates laptops to teachers
Friday, February 20 2015

The Ministry of Education on Thursday donated 10,000 laptops and 100 projectors to the Ghana Education Service for onward distribution to basic school teachers across the country.

SOCIAL:
We’ll sue Parliament if… - Disabled Society threatens
Sunday, February 22 2015

Ghana Society of the Physically Disabled (GSPD) will sue Parliament if the chamber is not made accessible to them.

ENVIRONMENT:
Minister wants EPA investigated
Sunday, February 22 2015

Improper storage of Ammonium Nitrate in the country by some companies operating in the Western Region is said to have become a grave national security threat than before.

KETA:
Dozens displaced in Keta tidal waves disaster
Sunday, February 22 2015

Dozens have been displaced by tidal waves at Horve Havedzi at Keta in the Volta Region.

ASUNAFO S:
DCE’s wife donates to Methodist School
Monday, February 23 2015

The wife of the Asunafo South District Chief Executive Mrs Therasa Atta Bosompem has donated 60 brand new school uniforms to orphans of Dantano Methodist School in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo.

ECONOMICS:
All nations borrow - Gov’t replies IEA
Monday, February 23 2015

The Ministry of Finance has replied the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), saying the government is only engaging in “smart-borrowing to sustain Ghana’s growth and development, without unduly increasing “pure” public debt.”

HEALTH:
Construction of 5 health facilities in Ashanti Region to end congestion at KATH
Monday, February 23 2015

Congestion at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi is expected to ease with the construction of five additional health facilities in the Ashanti Region.

AKYEMANSA:
Foundation donates to schools in Akyemansa District
Monday, February 23 2015

Madam Priscilla Budu, the Founder of E.B.Z Foundation, a Ghanaian-based benevolent organisation, has donated items valued at 1,200 Ghana cedis to three schools in the Akyemansa District of the Eastern Region.

KUMAWU
Health Minister cuts sod for construction of new Kumawu hospital
Monday, February 23 2015

Health Minister Dr Kwaku Agyeman Mensah has cut sod for the construction of a 120-bed-capacity at Kumawu in the Sekyere Central district of the Ashanti region.

KETA:
Tidal waves ravage homes
Monday, February 23 2015

Hundreds of residents in Horve Havedzi at Keta in the Volta region have been rendered homeless following a tidal wave that swept away homes on Friday dawn.

AMA:
Assembly ‘fires’ PRO over decision on eviction of hawkers
Monday, February 23 2015

Officials of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) are knocking one another’s head over the fight against street hawking in Accra.

ASOKORE M:
Minister commissions group to develop Lands Bill
Monday, February 23 2015

Nii Osah Mills, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Friday inaugurated a 17-member special working group to oversee and guide the development of a Lands Bill and associated legislative instruments.

DORMAA W:
Bats invade school classrooms
Monday, February 23 2015

Bats have invaded a basic school in the Dormaa West District of the Brong Ahafo region.

LEKMA:
Assembly amass 99.85% of revenue target
Tuesday, February 24 2015

The Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region almost hit its 2014 internally generated fund (IGF) target having collected 99.85% of the said target.

N JUABEN:
Help eliminate discrimination against PLHIV in their homes
Tuesday, February 24 2015

The Director General of Ghana AIDS Commission, Dr Angela El-Adas, has called for a strong advocacy to help reduce physical assault and extreme form of discrimination and stigmatization of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in their homes and religious places.

HEALTH:
Four out of five theatres at Tamale Teaching Hospital closed down
Tuesday, February 24 2015

Four out of the five operating theatres at the Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern Region have been closed down following the breakdown of the central air-conditioner.

ATEBUBU A:
Security Council orders arrest of 12 suspects at Atebubu
Tuesday, February 24 2015

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Security Council (REGSEC), has ordered the arrest of 12 suspects, in connection with an uproar, which erupted between Muslims and Christians in Atebubu some few days ago.

HO:
Klefe gets ICT centre and classroom blocks
Tuesday, February 24 2015

Togbe Kpor X, Afetorfia of Klefe Traditional Area, has has inaugurated an Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre and two three-unit classroom blocks for Klefe Achatime Basic School.

GOMOA W:
DCE tours district, cuts sod to commence KVIP proj
Tuesday, February 24 2015

Mr. Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, the Chief Executive for Gomoa West District in the Central Region has cut sod to pave way for the construction of a 10-seater KVIP toilet facility for the residents at Odumase.

LEKMA:
Minister okays Teshie-Nungua Desalination water quality
Tuesday, February 24 2015

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo has given thumbs up to the quality of water produced at the Teshie-Nungua Desalination water project.

EDUCATION:
More exercise books for school children
Tuesday, February 24 2015

School children in the Western and Volta Regions have received a total of 20,000 branded exercise books last week, from Samara Group of Companies, to boost their education.

OFFINSO N:
Off-grid biomass energy to improve economic activities
Tuesday, February 24 2015

A Stakeholders awareness forum and a sod cutting ceremony to signify the commencement of an Off-Grid Biomass Energy for palm oil and palm kernel oil processing at Papasisi a community in the Offinso North District Assembly has  been held.

SISSALA E:
Sites to be developed for large-scale rice production
Tuesday, February 24 2015

A rice production network, codenamed ’Rice Sector Support Production (RSSP)  secured by government in collaboration with its French partners to help improve rice production in the country has identified two production sites in the Sissala East district in the  Upper West Region.

ADAKLU:
Two NGOs give computers to Adaklu-Have school
Wednesday, February 25 2015

Future Hope Foundation (FHF), a Community Based Organisation in collaboration with Equip Africa of USA, has donated 25 desktop computers and accessories to the Adaklu-Have Basic schools.

ENERGY:
Power crisis to stabilise by July
Wednesday, February 25 2015

The current power crisis is likely to improve by July this year, according to persons working in the country’s power generation and distribution sector.

B /A:
NHIS membership increases in Brong Ahafo
Wednesday, February 25 2015

The membership of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) continues to increase in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Mr Sebastian Alagpulinsa, the Acting Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the NHIA disclosed on Tuesday.

KETA:
MP calls for permanent solution to tidal wave communities
Wednesday, February 25 2015

The Member of Parliament for Keta, Mr. Richard Quashiga has reassured communities affected by the tidal waves in the Keta Municipality of bringing government attention to the situation for remedy.

LEKMA:
Regional Minister breaks ground for 20-seater toilet facility
Wednesday, February 25 2015

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo on Monday broke ground for the construction of a 20-seater toilet facility at Nungua Krowor in the Nii Lawoe Eletoral Area.

SOCIAL:
LEAP to disburse over GHc47million in 2015
Wednesday, February 25 2015

The Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, the flagship project of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, is projecting to disburse about Ghc47, 449,626 to some 150,785 beneficiary households in 2015.

OFFINSO N:
Staff taken through fire preventive, safety measures
Wednesday, February 25 2015

The Offinso North District Fire Service Department has educated staff of the Offinso North District Assembly on fire preventive, protective and safety measures.

AFIGYA K:
DCE commissions new school block for Kyekyerewa
Wednesday, February 25 2015

In the quest to sustain the drive in efforts of achieving quality education in the educational sector of the Afigya Kwabre district, the assembly is leaving no stone unturned to improve on infrastructure, an indispensable variable in the development of education.

EDUCATION:
UEW students mark Int’l Mother Language Day
Wednesday, February 25 2015

Students of the University of Education’s College of Languages have observed this year’s International Mother Language Day celebration with a call for a well-structured educational policy with more local contents.

AKATSI N:
DCE inaugurates 11member election taskforce
Wednesday, February 25 2015

The Akatsi North District Chief Executive, Mr. James Gunu has inaugurated eleven member election taskforce to ensure successful district level election slated for March 3, 2015.

POLITICS:
President delivers State of the Nation Address today
Thursday, February 26 2015

Most Ghanaians are expectant of some hope to the end of the energy crises in the country from the president as he delivers the state of the nation’s address today in Parliament.

ECONOMICS:
Ghana, IMF agree USD 1b bailout deal – Report
Thursday, February 26 2015

Ghana reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday for a three-year aid deal, according to government sources.

EJISU J:
Vote for development - MCE
Thursday, February 26 2015

Ghanaians have been urged to come out in their numbers to vote for candidates who are development-oriented in the up-coming district level elections come March 3, 2015.

SONA 2015:
School Shift System in basic schools eliminated- Prez Mahama
Thursday, February 26 2015

The Mahama led- NDC administration says it had strived to eliminate the unpopular school shift system in the basic education level of the country.

ENERGY:
Govt poised to fix current erratic power supply
Thursday, February 26 2015

President John Dramani Mahama has re-assured his administration’s capabilities of fixing the country’s current erratic power supply.

GOMOA W:
GNAPS calls for gov’t support for private schools
Thursday, February 26 2015

The management of the Central Regional Branch of Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) has called on Ghanaians and religious leaders to stand up devoid of trepidation against the manipulation of education system by politicians.

AKATSI N:
Youth urged to embrace volunteerism
Thursday, February 26 2015

Mr. James Gunu, Akatsi North District Chief Executive (DCE) has reiterated the need for the youth to embrace volunteerism as a pillar in national development.

SOCIAL:
Govt to receive first tranche of IMF bailout in April
Friday, February 27 2015

Ghana is expected to receive 100 million dollars as the first tranche of bailout funds from April under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) program.

SOCIAL:
Supreme Court orders EC to stop advertising assembly election
Friday, February 27 2015

The Supreme Court  has ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to stop running  adverts of the upcoming district assembly elections but is set to rule on the substantive case on Friday.

BUNKPURUGU-Y:
Assembly members confirm Bunkprugu-Yunyoo DCE
Friday, February 27 2015

Sampoa Timothy Laari has been confirmed as the District Chief Executive for the Bunkprugu-Yunyoo district in the Northern Region.

KETA:
Two communities get 20 seater WC toilet
Friday, February 27 2015

The Keta Municipal Assembly has handed over completed toilet facilities secured to boost the sanitation condition of two local communities in the municipality.

WA:
Assemblyman-aspirant shot dead
Friday, February 27 2015

An aspirant in the upcoming district assembly elections has been shot dead in Wa in the Upper West region.

EFFUTU:
Supreme Court cancels District Assembly Elections
Friday, February 27 2015

A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court has declared the March 3 district assembly elections unconstitutional.

ECONOMY:
Ghana IMF deal no guarantee of fiscal sustainability - Fitch
Saturday, February 28 2015

Credit rating agency, Fitch, says the agreement reached between the government of Ghana and the International Monetary Fund for a bailout is not a panacea to Ghana’s woes.

BIRIM N:
Hweakwae Assemblyman urges EC to abide by the 1992 Constitution
Saturday, February 28 2015

The Assembly Member of the Hweakwae Electoral Area in the Birim North District in the Eastern Region, Mr. Bernard Owusu Boateng has expressed displeasure at the turn of events with regards to the District Assembly Election initially slated for March 3, 2015.

KETA:
MP completes 12-seater toilet facility for Weme
Saturday, February 28 2015

A twelve seater KVIP toilet facility has been completed for theWeme community in the Keta Municipality.

ATIWA:
District poised to improve BECE results, introduces quiz competition
Saturday, February 28 2015

The Atiwa District Assembly looks forward to building on the gains made in the Basic Education certificate results with the introduction of basic schools spelling Bee completion.

BIRIM N:
Regional Minister calls for support for gov’t
Saturday, February 28 2015

The Eastern Regional Minister, Antwi Boasieko Sekyere has called on all and sundry to contribute positively to the development of the country.