ZUARUNGU (BOLGA) : Avoid Negative Cultural Practices - Gambila
Thursday, March 01 2007
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Boniface Gambila, has appealed to traditional authorities to avoid cultural practices that militate against development.
BOLGATANGA : Bolgatanga Holds Road Safety Education
Thursday, March 01 2007
The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has organized a road safety educational programme for pupils, teachers and parents in the Bolgatanga Municipality and the Kassen-Nankana District in the Upper East region.
ACCRA : Veep lauds Sister City Relations
Thursday, March 01 2007
The Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, has lauded the Sister-City initiative between Ghana and the US as beneficiary relations designed to reduce poverty and facilitate the objectives of the Millennium Challenge Goals.
ACCRA : Communities Need to Initiate Development Projects ? Mensah
Thursday, March 01 2007
The Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Mr Joseph Henry Mensah, has reiterated the need for communities to initiate their own developmental agenda.
CAPE COAST : Residents receive ’Freedom Flame’ Amidst Jubilation
Thursday, March 01 2007
Hundreds of residents of Cape Coast, the Central Regional Capital and those from its environs, have welcomed the ’freedom flame,’ which was making a journey throughout the country, as part of activities to mark the Golden Jubilee.
NAVRONGO : Agric Production Booming in Kassena-Nankana
Thursday, March 01 2007
The Youth in Agricultural Development component of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in the Kassena-Nankana District of the Upper East region harvested 442 maxi bags of rice at the end of the last farming season.
ACCRA : Library Board Introduces Mobile Library
Thursday, March 01 2007
The Ghana Library Board would, from this year, provide mobile library services in the regions to serve the needs of people at the regional levels.
CAPE COAST : Treat Women With Dignity - Ato Arthur
Thursday, March 01 2007
The Central Regional Minister, Nana Ato Arthur, has called on Ghanaians to treat women, especially, the elderly ones with dignity and respect.
ACCRA :Environmental Performance Has Been Poor - EPA
Thursday, March 01 2007
The Deputy Director, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr Emmanuel Salu, has said although Ghana was able to achieve a lot over the last 50 years, its performance on environmental issues had not been the best
SEKONDI (SAEMA) : Chief Bemoans Land Litigation
Thursday, March 01 2007
The Chief of Essipong near Sekondi, Nana Kofi Abuna V,  has said land litigation and lack of planning were major setbacks to development in the Western region.
TEMA : TMA Establishes Child Panel
Thursday, March 01 2007
The Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA) has formed Child Panel, charged with the responsibility to ensure that children are brought up in the humane manner and enjoy their civil rights.
TAMALE : Review NYC Legislation - MCE
Thursday, March 01 2007
The Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Mohammed Amin Adam, has called for a review of the legislation which established the National Youth Council (NYC).
WASSA WEST : ?180bn Earmarked For Projects
Thursday, March 01 2007
The Wassa West district has earmarked ¢180 billion towards the construction of development projects in the district under the district’s Medium Term Development Plan for 2006-2007.
NAVRONGO : Tomato Farmers Angry
Thursday, March 01 2007
The intervention of the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) chaired by the Deputy Regional Minister, Alhaji Awudu Yirimeah, has averted what would have been a bloody clash between tomato farmers in Navrongo and a group from Paga referred to as "leading boys" over the purchase of tomatoes in neighbouring Burkina Faso by market queens from Accra.
ACCRA : Queen Elizabeth Greets Ghana
Friday, March 02 2007
Queen Elizabeth II of England has congratulated Ghana on her Golden Jubilee anniversary which falls on March 6.
TEMA : TMA Targets Tourism
Friday, March 02 2007
The Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA) is collaborating with the Greenwich Council of United Kingdom (UK) to promote tourism in the Tema Municipality as economic venture to supplement its revenue generation source for development.
HOHOE : New School Block For Gbi-Wegbe
Friday, March 02 2007
A 325-million cedi three-unit classroom block for the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Junior Secondary School, initiated by the Godenu-Wegbe Youth Association has been inaugurated at Gbi-Wegbe in the Hohoe District.
ASANTE AKIM STH : Kwahu, Agogo Hospitals Receive Ambulances
Friday, March 02 2007
The Kwahuman Association of Switzerland has donated two ambulances to the Kwahu and Agogo Government Hospitals as their contribution to the promotion and expansion of healthcare facilities in the Eastern and Ashanti regions.
ACCRA : Stay Away from Social Vices - MP
Friday, March 02 2007
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and NEPAD and MP for Weija, Ms Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has advised the youth against alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual promiscuity and stealing as Ghana progresses after 50 years.
KYEBI : East Akim on the Move
Friday, March 02 2007
The East Akim District Assembly was able to raise 1.07 billion cedis from its traditional sources of revenue as against the projected figure of 1.28 billion cedis for 2006.
ACCRA : MPs Call on ECG to Account
Friday, March 02 2007
Parliament has expressed concerned about the absence of light on the streets in the night, as some Members called for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to account for how they have used the street light levy deductions.
BEGORO : Revenue Boost for Fanteakwa
Friday, March 02 2007
The Fanteakwa District Assembly realised more than 661 million cedis from local sources last year representing 83 percent of the estimated target of over 796 million cedis.
NKORANZA : DCE Warns Assembly Members
Friday, March 02 2007
The Nkoranza District Chief Executive, Mr. James Kwabena Appiah-Awuah, has warned assembly members against appointing unit committee members since they are to be elected.
ACCRA : Major Boost for Electricity
Friday, March 02 2007
Parliament has approved by resolution a 45-million dollar loan agreement that would increase cross-border electricity trade within the ECOWAS region.
BEGORO (FANTEAKWA) :Begoro’s Water Problem to be Solved
Friday, March 02 2007
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has unveiled short-term measures to solve the perennial water shortage at Begoro.
APAM (GOMOA) :CHRAJ Settles 48 Cases in Gomoa
Friday, March 02 2007
The Gomoa District office of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) handled a total of 52 cases between January and December last year as against a total number of 80 cases it handled in 2005.
TAMALE : Empower Women for Accelerated Development - Minister
Friday, March 02 2007
The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris,  has called for the economic and educational empowerment of women, particularly those in the Northern region, to put them in positions of responsibility.
LAWRA : SIF Assists Communities in Lawra
Friday, March 02 2007
The Social Investment Fund (SIF) has approved eight projects for the Lawra district six of which have already been completed at a total cost of 2.1 billion cedis in line with its mission of channelling resources directly to poor communities.
BOLGATANGA : Chiefs, Opinion Leaders School on APRM
Friday, March 02 2007
The Chairman of Ghana’s African Peer Review Mechanism Governing Council (APRM-GC), Professor S K Agyapong,  has stressed the need for attitudinal change on the part of Ghanaians if the nation is to attain its developmental aspirations.
NYIMBALI (NADOWLI) : School Block For Nyimbali
Friday, March 02 2007
The Nyimbali community in the Nadowli District has built a block of three classrooms for its primary school with the support of Sustainable Integrated Development Service Centre (SIDSEC), a child centred local non-governmental organization.
TAMALE : Find New Ways of Disposing Waste - Idris
Friday, March 02 2007
The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris, has asked Metropolitan, District Assemblies and technocrats to develop appropriate and low cost sanitation technologies for the treatment and disposal of solid and liquid waste.
ACCRA : Golden Jubilee Fair to be Extended
Friday, March 02 2007
The ongoing international Trade Fair dubbed; the Golden Jubilee fair, which is officially scheduled to end on March 8 is to be extended for three more days.
ACCRA : Africa Environment Day Launched
Saturday, March 03 2007

The Government Spokesman on Governance, Mr Frank Agyekum, has urged Ghanaians to guard the environment in order to save the nation’s future generation.

AJUMAKO : Organise Periodic Clean-up Exercises - Quason
Saturday, March 03 2007

The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam district co-ordinating Director, Mr. Mathew K. Quason has appealed to Ghanaians to organize periodic clean-up exercises to tidy their surroundings to avoid outbreak of diseases.

NKAWIE (ATWIMA NWABIAGYA) : Nkawie Gets Set for Ghana@50
Saturday, March 03 2007

The Atwima-Nwabiagya District Chief Executive, Mr Thomas Ofori-Donkor, has said that the country’s struggle for independence was to create peaceful democratic governance for sustainable socio-economic development.

NKORANZA : Teachers, Parents School on NHIS
Saturday, March 03 2007

The Nkoranza District Directorate of Education will soon organize forums to educate teachers and parents about the importance of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to national development.

BONWIRE (EJISU-JUABEN) : Protect the Constitution - DCE
Saturday, March 03 2007

Students have been reminded of their inalienable right to protect and defend the sovereignty, integrity and the Constitution of Ghana at all times.

HO : Freedom Flame now in Ho
Saturday, March 03 2007

Public response to the arrival of the Freedom Flame to the Ho Municipality was lukewarm. When the flame arrived at the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) at about 1130 hours, workers of the VRCC and other departments in the vicinity including some school children turned out to welcome it.

ACCRA : Areeba Supports Ghana@50
Saturday, March 03 2007

Scancom Ghana Limited, operators of Areeba GSM mobile phone network, has presented a cheque for one billion cedis to the Ghana@50 Secretariat.

TWIFO : Assembly members Asked to Support Clean-up
Sunday, March 04 2007

The District Chief Executive of Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira, Mr Samuel Agyeibie-Kessie, has called assembly members to liaise with chiefs and Unit Committees to revive and organize communal labour to tidy their communities and dispose of mounting refuses.

SUNYANI : Sunyani Prepares for Golden Jubilee
Saturday, March 03 2007

An exercise to beautify the Sunyani Municipality ahead of Ghana’s Golden Jubilee has started with the hoisting of the National Flag on streetlights, electricity poles, houses, vehicles and buildings of corporate institutions and those of individuals and other structures as the jubilee fever builds up.

ACCRA : Exhibition on Ghana’s Culture Opens
Saturday, March 03 2007

An exhibition to market Ghana’s rich culture and to showcase the photographs of the Heads of State from the first Republic to date has opened at the National Museums and Monument Board.

ACCRA : AMA to Chase Taxi Drivers
Saturday, March 03 2007
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has warned that any taxi cab operating in the city without the AMA security number would be impounded by the police or Metro Security Guards.
ACCRA : Zongo Communities Urged to Create Employment
Sunday, March 04 2007

The Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama has called on the 150 Zongo communities in the country to set up a consortium for banking, insurance and other businesses to create employment.

AGONA : New Polyclinic for Agona Mensakrom
Sunday, March 04 2007

The District Chief Executive for Agona , Mr Ben Mensah, has inaugurated a 90,000 Euro-Polyclinic constructed by Stiching Empower, a Non-governmental Organisation based in Holland, at Agona Mensakrom in the Central region.

ASAMANKESE (WEST AKIM) : DCE Calls for Women Empowerment
Sunday, March 04 2007

The West Akim District Chief Executive, Mr Kwabena Sintim-Aboagye, has said, it was time women make a significant presence in the world of academia to help chart a course that would put them on the path of prosperity and progress.

AJUMAKO : Assembly Supports Palm kernel Oil Production
Sunday, March 04 2007
The Centre for Rural Enterprise Development (CRED) a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) based in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam (AEE) District has secured 40,000 dollars support for the Enterprise Empowerment and Development (SPEED Ghana) to develop palm kernel oil in the district.
AGONA : Zoom Lion Appeals for Support
Sunday, March 04 2007
The Agona District Supervisor of the Zoom Lion Company Limited, Mr Christian Ocran, has appealed to the public to cooperate with workers of the company to ensure clean communities.
KANDIGA (KASSENA) : Trouble for Tomato Traders
Sunday, March 04 2007

A number of women who travelled from the Southern sector to Burkina Faso to buy truck-full of tomatoes to sell were beaten, and their monies and mobile phones snatched by a group of youngmen at the Kandiga junction near Navrongo in the Upper East region.

TAMALE :Don?t Take Issues of Peace for Granted - Kan Dapaah
Sunday, March 04 2007
The Minister of Interior, Mr. Kan Dapaah, has appealed to people in the Northern region not to take issues of peace for granted, saying: "If we are hungry and poor it is better than to be at war."
KUMASI : ?163bn Boost for NYEP
Sunday, March 04 2007
The Chief Executive of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Dr. John Kofi Agyekumhene, has said that the centre has earmarked 163 billion cedis this year towards the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
ACCRA : Jubilee Fever Grips City
Monday, March 05 2007
Accra is sparkling as finishing touches are put in place to climax the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
ACCRA : High Hopes for Ghana
Sunday, March 04 2007

The President of the World Bank, Mr Paul Wolfowitz, has said that the World Bank is looking forward to see Ghana reach the levels of best performing economies in the world.

NAVRONGO : Strategies to Curb Glut of Tomatoes
Monday, March 05 2007
Strategies are being initiated to check the glut of tomato and the lack of market for the product in the Upper East region by some district chief executives.
ELMINA (KEEA) : U.S Congressional Black Caucus in Ghana
Monday, March 05 2007
A 22-member delegation from the United States of America (USA) comprising Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have visited the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles to learn, at first-hand the ordeal slaves went through.
CAPE COAST : Celebration Without CR is Meaningless
Monday, March 05 2007
The country’s 50th independence anniversary celebrations would be incomplete without the Central region playing a key role in it, said the Central Regional Minister, Nana Ato Arthur.
TAMALE : Development Parcel for Dagbon Soon
Monday, March 05 2007
A programme to reward the people of Dagbon with development projects is being worked out.
ACCRA : AMA Wages War on Drivers
Monday, March 05 2007
Cab drivers operating in the capital without the prescribed uniform and the security numbers on their vehicles would be arrested by the police today.
ACCRA : Come Let?s Celebrate Ghana@50!
Tuesday, March 06 2007
The air is filled with jamboree in every part of Ghana as today marks the 50th anniversary of independence.
ZUARUNGU : Invest More in Education
Monday, March 05 2007
Poverty in northern Ghana can only be reduced if parents resolve to invest more in the education of their children, Alhaji Awudu Yiremea, Deputy Upper East Regional Minister has observed.
ACCRA : Railway from Accra to Paga Soon
Monday, March 05 2007
A dual carriage railway system to network Ghana from Tema, through Accra, Kumasi, Kintampo to Paga yesterday received Cabinet approval to begin in June.
ACCRA : Ghana@50: 1,206 Prisoners Freed
Monday, March 05 2007
1,206 prisoners have been granted amnesty on humanitarian grounds by President Kufuor as part of the jubilee celebrations.
ACCRA : Ghana Ayekoo!
Tuesday, March 06 2007
Tribute has been paid to the founding fathers of Ghana as the nation marks its 50th independence anniversary.
BEGORO (FANTEAKWA) : Assembly Deplores Poor BECE Performance
Thursday, March 08 2007
Poor performance of students of the Fanteakwa district in last year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) has been deplored by members of the Fanteakwa District Assembly.
ACCRA : MCA Money Arrives!
Thursday, March 08 2007
50 million dollars to compact activities of Ghana under the Millennium Challenge Account has been disbursed, said Ambassador John J Danilovich, Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
MANKESSIM : Society Donates to Health Centre
Sunday, March 11 2007

A benevolent Society at Mankessim in the Central region, Ankonam Boafo, has donated food items, soap and toiletries worth about two million cedis to support the sick at Ekumfi Essuehyia Health Centre.

YENDI : Use Jubilee to Bring Peace to Dagbon - DCE
Thursday, March 08 2007
An appeal has been made to the people of Dagbon to use the Golden Jubilee celebration of the country’s independence to foster unity and to resolve the Dagbon chieftaincy dispute amicably.
UPPER EAST: Tomatoes Agreement Reached
Thursday, March 08 2007
Tomato farmers in the Upper East region and tomato traders have agreed on terms to end a standoff that has seen violent clashes between the two sides in the Upper East region in which farmers have prevented traders from importing the produce from Burkina Faso.
KADE (KWAEBIBIREM) : Stay Home!
Thursday, March 08 2007
The youth in this country and Africa have been urged to stay at home and use their energies for the socio-economic and political development of their nations.
EJISU : Chiefs Must Monitor NYEP
Thursday, March 08 2007
An appeal has been made to chiefs to take interest in the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) and monitor the activities of those who have been employed under the programme.
SALTPOND : Eschew Ethnicity in Appointments - Chief
Thursday, March 08 2007
The Omanhen of the Nkusukum Traditional Area, Okese Essandoh VIII, has called on the government to encourage the appointment of people to head districts and regions they do not hail from.
APAM : Gomoa Assembly Fetes Aged, Disabled
Thursday, March 08 2007
Help the youth to know the nation’s history, the Gomoa District Chief Executive, Madam Joyce Aidoo, has urged senior citizens.
ACHIASE (BIRIM) : Soldiers Are Not Enemies - DCE
Thursday, March 08 2007
The Jungle Warfare School at Akyem Achiase in the Birim South District has held an Open Day to interact with the public and to showcase their activities in the area.
BEGORO (FANTEAKWA) : Assembly Budgets ?790m for 2007
Thursday, March 08 2007
A budget estimates of 790 million cedis for the 2007 financial year as against 786 million cedis last year has been approved by the Fanteakwa District assembly.
TAMALE : Dagbon Must Know Peace Now - Idris
Thursday, March 08 2007
The chiefs and people of the Northern region must use the country’s 50th anniversary celebration to focus on peace and development to promote lasting unity, said Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris, Northern Regional Minister.
ACCRA : Honour Women!
Thursday, March 08 2007
Build a monument to honour women in recognition of their contributions to national development, three women’s coalitions have told the government.
YENDI : Yendi Deserves Municipality Status - DCE
Thursday, March 08 2007
Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani, the Yendi District Chief Executive, has appealed to the government to raise the status of the district to a municipality.
WINNEBA (AWUTU) : Develop Strategic Programme for Education ? DCE
Thursday, March 08 2007
Mr. Solomon Kwashie Abbam-Quaye, District Chief Executive for Awutu-Effutu-Senya, has charged heads of education and civic institutions to constitute themselves into "Basic Education Development-Oriented Group (BEDOG)” to enhance effective advancement of basic education in the district.
MAFI (NTH TONGU : Communities Pledge Support for Gov’t Initiatives
Thursday, March 08 2007
Four communities in the Mafi-Dedukope in the Volta region, have expressed their full support for some important initiatives made by the Government to improve the health and educational status of Ghanaians.
SAVELUGU : Celebrations Must Spearhead Guinea Worm Eradication
Thursday, March 08 2007
Alhaji Abubakari Alhassan Atori, Savelugu/Nanton District Chief Executive has appealed to people in the area to use Ghana’s 50th anniversary to eradicate the guinea worm disease.
ACCRA : Security Boost At Airport
Thursday, March 08 2007
A drug detection equipment has been inaugurated at the Kotoka International Airport as part of a programme that aims at minimising the incidence of drug trafficking in the country.
ACCRA : CDD to Observe Nkoranza Bye-election
Thursday, March 08 2007
The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has said it would observe the March 13 Nkoranza North bye-election and had already deployed two trained observers to cover the pre-election events.
ACCRA : UK Hosts Kufuor
Thursday, March 08 2007
President John Agyekum Kufuor begins a three-day state visit to the United Kingdom (UK) at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II from Tuesday, March 13.
ACCRA : UNFPA Commends Governments
Friday, March 09 2007
The Executive Director of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), Madam Thoraya Ahmed Obaid has commended individuals and various parliaments and governments in every country who are demanding justice and taking action on violence against women.
BOLGATANGA : Mamprusi Regent Calls for Investigations
Friday, March 09 2007
The Mamprusi Regent of Bawku, Alhaji Ibrahim Adam Zangbeogo has called on the security agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the firing of guns in the Bawku Township during the recent celebration of the "Samanpiid" festival by the chiefs and people of Kusaug.
ACCRA : Celebrations Are Not Over!
Friday, March 09 2007
The National Planning Committee of Ghana@50 has told the public that the Golden Jubilee celebrations are year-long, hence they should keep the Ghana flag flying.
ACCRA : Gaddafi Salutes Ghana
Friday, March 09 2007
The Libyan President Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, has sent a congratulatory message to President John Agyekum Kufuor and the people of Ghana on the occasion of Ghana’s 50th Independence Anniversary.
SUNYANI : Independent Body Needed for Employment Data
Friday, March 09 2007
Government has been called upon to establish an independent body to provide reliable data on employment-related issues in the country.
ACCRA : Government Supports Nkrumah?s Wife
Friday, March 09 2007
President John Agyekum Kufuor has directed the Ghana Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, to stay closely in touch with the ailing Madam Fathia Nkrumah and extend all the necessary assistance to her.
ATIMPOKU : Facelift for Asuogyaman Roads
Friday, March 09 2007
A number of feeder and town roads in the Asuogyaman District are to be rehabilitated and tarred this year due to their deplorable state which makes them virtually impassable during the greater part of the year.
ACCRA : 1.8m Children Die From Diarrhoea
Friday, March 09 2007
1.8 million children die each year, as a result of diarrhoea they contracted from drinking unclean water, the 2006 United Nations Human Development Report (HDR) has revealed.
CR : MCA Money is Safe - Kufuor
Friday, March 09 2007
President J.A. Kufuor yesterday assured the United States government that he will keep a "hawk’s eye" on the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) to ensure that projects under it are successfully executed.
KUMASI : Minister Visits Accident Victims
Tuesday, March 13 2007
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Emmanuel Asamoah Owusu-Ansah, has visited school children and their teacher and wished them a speedy recovery following their involvement in a lorry accident.
EJISU : NYEP Employs 576 in Ejisu- Juaben
Sunday, March 11 2007

The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has provided job for about 576 youth in the Ejisu-Juaben district of Ashanti, since its implementation.

NAVRONGO : Participants Express Concern of Development Priorities
Sunday, March 11 2007

Participants at a day’s forum held in Navrongo in the Upper East Region on Saturday expressed concern about the priorities of Government projects being carried out in the area.

ESSIKADU (SAEMA) : Uphold Values - Nana Nketsia
Sunday, March 11 2007

The Omanhene of Essikadu Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketsia V, has noted that the struggle for freedom was not yet over.

KANDIGA (KASSENA) : Encourage Girl-Child Education
Sunday, March 11 2007

The Director of Education of the Kassena-Nankana District in the Upper East Region, Mr. Edward. L. Purus has cautioned parents and guardians in the region who withdraw their female daughters from school for marriages for economic gains to desist from that act or else the law would deal with them drastically.

NKAWIE : GNAPS Appeals for Help
Sunday, March 11 2007

The Atwima-Nwabiagya branch of the Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) has appealed to the government and other stakeholders in education to offer some form of assistance like furniture and building materials among others to private schools in the District to improve infrastructure and to enhance teaching and learning.

TAMALE : CPP Commends Regional Minister
Sunday, March 11 2007

The Northern Regional chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr. Albert Atutiga, has commended the Northern Regional Minister for working tirelessly to promote unity among the people of Dagbon.

MANSO-NKWANTA : Amansie Employs More Youth
Sunday, March 11 2007

A total of 61,763 youth in the Amansie West district of Ashanti, have been gainfully employed since 2001.

TAKORADI : Revive Bonsa Tyre factory - Prof. Addae-Mensah
Sunday, March 11 2007

The Chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Authority, Professor Ivan Addae-Mensah, has called on the government as a matter of urgency to remove the Bonsa Tyre Factory at Bonsa near Tarkwa, in the Western region, from the Divestiture Implementation Committee (DIC) list.

ACCRA : Breakthrough for Pneumonia
Sunday, March 11 2007

A commitment to subsidise future purchase of vaccines is being worked out to prevent deaths in developing countries. Called the Advanced Market Commitment (AMC) it has been designed for pneumococcal vaccines on pilot basis to demonstrate its feasibility and impact on accelerating vaccine development, production scale-up and introduction to prevent unnecessary pneumococcal deaths in developing countries.

BEGORO (FANTEAKWA) : Assembly Members to Forfeit Allowances
Sunday, March 11 2007

Members of the Fanteakwa District Assembly would henceforth forfeit their transport and sitting allowances when they are late for assembly meetings.

WA : Women Advocate for Seats in Parliament
Sunday, March 11 2007

Women in the Upper West region have called on the government to find ways of getting one woman from each region appointed to any future Parliament in addition to those elected at the constituency level.

ACCRA : Modern Technical Institutes for Each Region Soon
Sunday, March 11 2007

The Minister of Education, Science and Sports has said that as part of the educational reforms, government intends to build at least four modern technical institutes in each region.

HOHOE : Shun Tribalism
Sunday, March 11 2007

The Paramount Chief of the Gbi Traditional Area, Togbega Gabusu VI, has said, the anticipated socio-economic growth and development of the country could be elusive if tribal and ethnocentric tendencies continued.

DARBAA (ATWIMA) : Boost for School Feeding Programme
Monday, March 12 2007
 A 97 million-cedi block for the NEPAD School Feeding Programme at Darbaa in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District has been inaugurated.
BOLGATANGA : Stop Shift System - GES Director
Monday, March 12 2007
The Bolgatanga Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Anthony Aziabah, has directed Heads of basic schools to stop the shift system since it was a waste of contact hours.
TAMALE : NGO Assists Needy Children
Monday, March 12 2007
A United Kingdom-based NGO, HOPE For Children’s Support, dedicated to support needy children in society has released 92.4 million cedis to Timari Tama, a Tamale-based NGO to support needy children within Tamale Metropolitan Area.
EJURA : Ejura-Sekyedumase makes Strides
Monday, March 12 2007
Ejura-Sekyedumase, the largest maize producing district in Ashanti has seen a lot of social and economic development projects in recent times.
ABONO (BOSOMTWE) : CEPS Targets ?172bn in Revenue
Monday, March 12 2007
The Ashanti Region Office of Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) has targeted 172 billion cedis in revenue mobilisation this year. Last year it collected 118 billion cedis in revenue.
GOMOA-MPRUMEM : Plans to Support Vocational Schools Underway
Monday, March 12 2007
Boards of Governors of vocational training schools in the country have been urged to formulate strategic plans that would facilitate the development of such institutions.
ACCRA : Golden Jubilee Fair : Exhibitors Express Satisfaction
Monday, March 12 2007
Most local and foreign exhibitors at the just ended 11th Golden Jubilee Ghana International Trade and Exhibitions Fair, have expressed their satisfaction at the fair describing it as successful.
NKORANZA : Bye-Election Comes off Tomorrow
Monday, March 12 2007
Following the resignation of the Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North, Mr Eric Amoateng, the way is now set for another battle to know which  political party would grab the seat come tomorrow.
FIJAI (SAEMA) :W/R Theatre Complex Delays
Monday, March 12 2007
Due to delays in releasing funds for the construction of the Western Regional Theatre Complex, its initial estimated cost has increased from 10 billion cedis to 12 billion cedis.
SABOBA : Assembly Honours Teachers
Monday, March 12 2007
The Saboba/Chereponi District Chief Executive, Mr Azumah Namoro Sanda, has stressed the need to honour hard working Ghanaians as part of activities to mark Ghana’s 50th anniversary celebration to promote nation building.
SEKONDI (SAEMA) : Ghana Navy to Check Illegal Fishing
Monday, March 12 2007
Ghana Navy has instituted measures to check illegal fishing and poaching at sea, Naval Captain Samuel Anim, Commanding Officer of Sekondi Naval Base, have said.
AGONA SWEDRU : Assembly Honours Citizens
Monday, March 12 2007
Agona District Assembly has honoured six prominent citizens from the area for their contributions to the development of agriculture, education, sports, tourism, employment and provision of potable water.
WINNEBA : ADRA Assists Communities
Monday, March 12 2007
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Ghana, is embarking on a programme to assist 5000 malnourished children in 58 communities in the Central region to improve their health conditions.
TAMALE : World Bank Supports Tamale
Monday, March 12 2007
The World Bank through the second phase of Urban Environmental and Sanitation Programme (UESP) II has provided over four million dollars to the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly for the execution of some projects.
NKORANZA : Today is the Day
Tuesday, March 13 2007
Voting is ongoing in the Nkoranza North constituency of the Brong Ahafo region to elect a Member of Parliament.
LONDON : Kufuor Arrives for Royal Visit
Tuesday, March 13 2007
The President, Mr J.A. Kufuor, arrived in London yesterday to begin a State Visit to the United Kingdom. His visit is at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II.
PRAMPRAM : Traditional Council Honours Six
Tuesday, March 13 2007
The Prampram Traditional Council has honoured six key personalities who have helped project the image of the district.
NKWANTA : Girl Enrolment Still Low
Tuesday, March 13 2007
Girl-child enrolment in the Nkwanta District of the Volta region is low, a gender research reveals.
WA : GPRS Demistified to HODs
Tuesday, March 13 2007
To effectively monitor and evaluate the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy Two (GPRS II), 100 heads of decentralized government departments in the Upper West region are being trained.
NKORANZA : Vote in Peace - EC
Tuesday, March 13 2007
The Electoral Commission has called on political parties contesting today’s bye-election in Nkoranza North to prevail on their supporters to be peaceful.
NKWANTA : Nkwanta Embraces Forestry Programme
Tuesday, March 13 2007
A forester, Mr Dery Chemogo, has lauded the people in and around the Nkwanta forest area for their whole-hearted embracement of the re-forestation programme introduced in the area in 2003.
ACCRA : COCOBOD Targets One Million Tonnes
Tuesday, March 13 2007
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has initiated moves aimed at attaining one million tonnes of cocoa production by 2010.
ACCRA : New Ga King Assumes Office
Tuesday, March 13 2007
King Tackie Tawiah III, known in private life as Dr Jo Blankson, has assumed office as the new Ga Mantse and President of the Ga Traditional Council.
SAVELUGU : Financial Loss Laws Still Alive - DCE
Tuesday, March 13 2007
The District Chief Executive for Savelugu-Nanton, Alhaji Abubakar Atori, has reminded Public Officers in the district that laws on causing financial loss to the state is still in force with far reaching and exacting functions.
ACCRA : ECG to Review Power Rationing
Tuesday, March 13 2007
The country’s electricity supply situation will be reviewed after tomorrow, says Jude Adu-Amankwah, Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana.
KUMASI : World Bank Gets Tough on Contractor
Tuesday, March 13 2007
The World Bank has asked the Ministry of Transportation to look for a new contractor to complete the Asafo Market Interchange in Kumasi.
ASUOGYAMAN : Assembly To Support Teacher Trainees
Tuesday, March 13 2007
¢60 million is to be spent on 100 teachers to improve the poor teacher-pupil ratio in Asuogyaman schools.
AGONA NYAKROM : Encourage Usage of Solar Energy - Dr Asiamah
Tuesday, March 13 2007
Government has been urged to encourage the use of solar energy, an NGO has advocated.
BAIFIKROM (MFANTSEMAN) : Water Project for Baifikrom Soon
Tuesday, March 13 2007
Work begins this month on the 25.8 million Euros expansion of the Baifikrom Water Treatment Plant at Baifikrom near Mankessim in the Central region.
KUMASI : Kudos to Otumfuo
Tuesday, March 13 2007
The Bassare community in the Ashanti region has commended the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for his commitment to advancing intra-ethnic co-existence in the region and the country in general.
ACCRA : We Need Cars - DCEs
Tuesday, March 13 2007
District Chief Executives (DCEs) had appealed to the government to consider giving them car loans as it is being done to Members of Parliament to facilitate their work.
LONDON : Welcome Son
Tuesday, March 13 2007
Queen Elizabeth II formally welcomed Ghanaian President John Kufuor to Britain on Tuesday on a state visit marking the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s independence from its colonial ruler.
NKORANZA : NPP Wins Nkoranza Seat
Wednesday, March 14 2007
The ruling New Patriotic Party has won the Nkoranza North Constituency by-election and thus retained the seat relinquished by former MP Eric Amoateng.
KANDIGA (KASSENA) : Agricultural Fund for Kandiga-Kurugu Youth
Wednesday, March 14 2007
An independent fund to champion vegetable farming and guinea fowl rearing for the youth has been annouced in Kassena Nankana district.
KADE (KWAEBIBIREM) : MHIS Targets 90% Coverage
Wednesday, March 14 2007
The Kwaebibirem District Health Insurance Scheme has set a target of registering 90 per cent of the people in the district by 2009.
ACCRA : NHIS: Clients to Get IDs Soon
Wednesday, March 14 2007
The National Health Insurance Council (NHIC) has said the backlog of health insurance identification cards that were cleared in the Greater Accra region will soon be issued to their owners.
HO : DANIDA, DFID Support V/R
Wednesday, March 14 2007
A vehicle and equipment worth ¢2.6 billion has been presented to the Community Water and Sanitation Agency in the Volta region.
ASAMANKESE : West Akyem Goes Hi-tech
Wednesday, March 14 2007
The West Akim District Assembly has built and furnished an internet facility at a cost of ¢793,627,800 and also completed an early childhood centre at Asamankese with assistance from the Social Investment Fund at a cost of ¢394,301,031.
ASAMANKESE : ?5bn Development Fund Launched
Wednesday, March 14 2007
A five billion-cedi West Akyem District Development Fund that would be used for infrastructure and human resources development has been launched at Asamankese.
ACCRA : Ministry Embarks on Health Campaign
Wednesday, March 14 2007
The Health Minister, Major Courage Quashigah (rtd), has announced health promotion campaigns to prevent diseases such as bilharzia and typhoid.
TEMA : W/A Gas Project Nears Completion
Wednesday, March 14 2007
Government is closely monitoring developments on the closing phases of the construction of the West African Gas Pipeline Project, Mr Kwadwo Baah-Wiredu has said.
NKWANTA : CHRAJ Receives 103 Complaints
Wednesday, March 14 2007
The Nkwanta District Office of Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has between January 2006 and February this year, received 103 complaints as against 82 complaints received between January 2005 to February 2006.
ACCRA : Agbogbloshie Market Women Cry Foul
Wednesday, March 14 2007
The minds of Agbogbloshie Central Market No. 2 Women have been cleared and been reassured that they would return to the market in due course.
NYINAHIN : DCE Bemoans Increased Immorality
Wednesday, March 14 2007
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atwima-Mponua, Mr Wilberforce Owusu-Ansah, has bemoaned the increasing social vices such as teenage pregnancy, indiscipline, alcoholism and others among the youth in the country.
ACCRA : Nigeria Salutes Ghana
Wednesday, March 14 2007
The National Assembly of Nigeria has expressed delight at the steady pace of social, political and economic development in Ghana since independence and congratulated the government and people of Ghana for attaining 50 years of nationhood.
KASOA : Ghana Rides High
Wednesday, March 14 2007
Ghana is one of the best performing countries in Africa in terms of economic growth, governance, structural reforms and poverty reduction, Mr Diko Jacob Mukete, Officer in-charge of the Ghana Country Office of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has said.
ACCRA : Load Shedding Resumes Today
Thursday, March 15 2007
The nationwide load shedding exercise that was suspended during the jubilee celebrations resumes today.
ACCRA : AMA to Strike Again
Wednesday, March 14 2007
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has called on the general public to note that it is continuing with its exercise of ridding the capital city of all illegal structures, especially kiosks and container shops.
LONDON : UK Will Support Ghana - Queen
Wednesday, March 14 2007
Queen Elizabeth II, has pledged the United Kingdom’s (UK) closer partnership and support for Ghana’s push towards accelerated economic development and prosperity.
NKWANTA : NGO Assists Community
Thursday, March 15 2007
Sixty-four people including 12 men have been trained in powder and soap making at Abotareye, a farming community in the Nkwanta District of the Volta region.
WA : Moves to Curb Guinea Worm
Thursday, March 15 2007
The people of Ducie, a guinea worm endemic community in the Wa East District, have started benefiting from a mechanized water system provided by DFID at a total cost of 2.8 billion cedis.
TAKORADI (SAEMA) : Taxation Forum Held in Takoradi
Thursday, March 15 2007
The Head of Clients Service at the Takoradi Valued Added Tax (VAT) Office, Mr Toy Sarpong, said the country’s tax administration had been restructured over the last few years to increase internally generated revenue to the State.
OBUASI : Plants, Animals Survival Threatened - MCE
Thursday, March 15 2007
The Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Joe Boampong, has cautioned that the survival of over 11,000 species of plants and animals in the country are threatened due to human activities.
AKIM ASAMAMA (ATIWA) : Community Urged to Embrace NHIS
Thursday, March 15 2007
The citizens of Akim Asamama near Akim Abomosu in the Atiwa District have been called upon to embrace the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and register in their numbers to get access to quality health care.
ACCRA : $100,000 Pumped into Road Safety
Thursday, March 15 2007
A $100,000 investment has been pumped into the road sector as part of efforts to stem the high rate of accidents in the country.
AGONA : Experts Brainstorm on MDGs
Thursday, March 15 2007
A two-day national consultative meeting on Culture and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is being held at Agona Swedru in the Central region.
ACCRA : 7,400 NHIS Card Owners Wanted
Thursday, March 15 2007
Over 7,400 people, who registered in the Accra metropolis under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) mass registration exercise last year, cannot be located by the share managers.
TAMALE : Contractors Told to Perform or be Sacked
Thursday, March 15 2007
The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris, has urged contractors in the region to execute projects awarded to them on schedule and according to specifications.
ACCRA : $78m Boost For Education Sector
Thursday, March 15 2007
The government has secured 78 million dollars from the World Bank to improve education in the country as part of an Education Sector Project.
KENYASI : Free Health Screening for Communities
Thursday, March 15 2007
The National President of the Ghana Muslims Students Mini Clinic Association, Mr. Salifu Ali Dayinday, has reiterated the association’s commitment to providing humanitarian services to muslims and non-muslims in the communities.
BREMAN ASIKUMA : Local Pepper to Hit International Market
Thursday, March 15 2007
Pepper has been identified as a product that have market for both local and foreign markets, a busines forum reached that decision.
NKWANTA : Kokombas, Fulanis to Smoke Peace Pipe
Thursday, March 15 2007
The Nkwanta District Security Council (DISEC) has directed the establishment of a joint Committee of Kokombas and Fulanis in the district to help to resolve differences between them.
LONDON : Kufuor Wins 2007 Climate Award
Thursday, March 15 2007
The 2007 Climate Change Award, which comes with a trophy and an amount of one million euros, has been bestowed on President John Agyekum Kufuor.
ACCRA : Ultra Modern Market for Accra Soon
Friday, March 16 2007
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) would pull down the Salaga Market currently sitting on a bed of River Brenya in June this year and build an ultra modern foodstuffs market, Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson, Mayor of Accra has said.
TAMALE : Illiteracy Soars in NR
Friday, March 16 2007
Illiteracy rate has assumed alarming proportion in the Northern region, two non-governmental organisations have revealed.
BOLGATANGA : Shortage of Cements Hit U/R
Friday, March 16 2007
Shortage of cement in the Upper East region has hiked up the price of the commodity from 80,000 cedis to 105,000 cedis a bag hampering projects under construction in the region.
ACCRA : Examine Procurement Act - Panelists
Friday, March 16 2007
Panelists at a workshop on procurement and fiscal decentralisation in Ghana have called for a complete overhaul of the Public Procurement Act 2003 (Act 663) to ensure a clear demarcation between procurement procedures at the central and local government levels.
KUMASI : NGOs Urged to Provide Credible Data
Friday, March 16 2007
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been urged to provide credible data on indigents to enable them to benefit from free registration of the National Health Insurance Scheme.
GOMOA DOMINASE : Rural Bank Supports Women Entrepreneurs
Friday, March 16 2007
The Eastern Gomoa Assin Rural Bank has disbursed 5.2 billion cedis to 2000 women entrepreneurs in its catchments area and beyond to help expand their businesses.
CAPE COAST : District Assemblies Urged to Facilitate Development
Friday, March 16 2007
District Assemblies have been urged to facilitate enterprise development for the accelerated advancement of their areas.
ACCRA : Loans for Affordable Houses Coming - Hackman
Friday, March 16 2007
The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, has said plans were underway to make accessible loans to government workers to help them acquire personal houses.
CAPE COAST : Flat VAT Rate for Traders Soon
Friday, March 16 2007
The Value Added Tax (VAT) Service in collaboration with the Ghana Union Trades Association (GUTA) is to introduce a Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) for retail traders on a pilot basis.
KASOA : Assemblywoman Calls for Unity
Friday, March 16 2007
The Assemblywoman for Kasoa Electoral Area, Miss Rejoice Adjo Bensah, has appealed to the people of Kasoa to come together and contribute towards the provision of social amenities for the fasting growing town.
ACCRA : Parliament Approves 14.4m Euros For Metro Buses
Friday, March 16 2007
Parliament has approved a loan of 14.4 million Euro between the government and commerzbank AG, of Belgium, for the supply of the second batch of 75 buses to augment the fleet of the Metro Mass Transit.
TAKORADI (SAEMA) : Takoradi Central Market Burns
Friday, March 16 2007
Properties worth millions of cedis was lost when fire swept through portions of the Takoradi Central Market and burnt quantities of goods to ashes.
TAMALE : Danger Looms in NR
Friday, March 16 2007
The Northern Regional Minister, Mustapher Ali Idris, has sent out an SOS to stave off "a looming danger" as the region faces acute water shortage.
TMA : Tema Records Six Fire Incidents
Saturday, March 17 2007
Six fire incidents were recorded in a day at the nation’s industrial hub, Tema.
SUNYANI : Mining Communities Discuss Two Initiatives
Saturday, March 17 2007
A two-day community-based training workshop aimed at sensitising representatives of mining communities in the Brong Ahafo region on improving their livelihood has opened.
BIRIM SOUTH : Go for HIV Test
Saturday, March 17 2007
The public has been urged to go for HIV/AIDS test to know their status.
TAMALE : JICA Supports Guinea Worm Fight
Saturday, March 17 2007
Motorcycles worth ¢200 million has been presented to the Ministry of Local Government to support guinea worm eradication in the Northern region.