PARLIAMENT :
Obey principles guiding the journalism profession - Tetteh
Tuesday, March 01 2011

The new executive of the Parliamentary Press Corps (PPC) was sworn into office with a call on them to obey the principles guiding the journalism profession.   

(AKYAWKROM) EJISU JUABEN :
Ghana steps up fight against child labour
Tuesday, March 01 2011

Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, has given high marks to “Focal Persons” in cocoa growing districts for the significant in-roads being made in the fight to rein in child labour.

ACCRA :
Ghana can exceed MDG target on sanitation – Dr Kar
Tuesday, March 01 2011

Ghana can exceed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target of 54 per cent on Sanitation by 2015 through effective implementation of the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) concept.

HO :
Ghana far from winning fight against corruption - CHRAJ
Tuesday, March 01 2011

Mr Joseph Whittal, Director, Legal and Investigations of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ),  said that Ghana was far from winning the fight against corruption for lack of adequate political commitment to end the menace. 

NATIONAL :
Gov’t will evacuate every Ghanaian
Tuesday, March 01 2011

A Deputy Minister of Information, Baba Jamal has allayed fears of the Ghanaian public  especially relatives of Ghanaians caught up in the political skirmishes in Libya that government will evacuate every Ghanaian willing to come home.

(ANKAMU) GOMOA EAST :
Include public servants in assets declaration
Tuesday, March 01 2011

An Anti-Corruption Campaigner, Alhaji Osman Moro Fukuyama, has welcomed the directive of President John Evans Atta Mills to the effect that Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) officials should declare their asserts.

TAMALE:
SADA should revolve around growth poles - CCEIR
Tuesday, March 01 2011

The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) should evolve growth poles such as the building of an international airport and development of tourist sites and industries in the North. 

ATIWA :
Anti-bushfire campaign launched
Tuesday, March 01 2011

The Atiwa District in the Eastern Region has launched anti-bushfire campaign to sensitize inhabitants on the dangers and effects of bushfires.

(ESSIPONG) STMA :
Nigerian vessel dumps toxic in Ghana
Tuesday, March 01 2011

A supply vessel from Nigeria, Spirit River, has been impounded in Takoradi for allegedly dumping toxic oil base mud (OBM) at Essipong, a community near a landfill site in the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis.

NATIONAL :
Used clothing dealers petition GSB
Tuesday, March 01 2011

Traders who deal in used clothing have petitioned the Ghana Standards Board (GSB) to reconsider its decision to ban  the importation and sale of used underwear.

NATIONAL :
Ghanaian evacuees narrate harrowing experience
Wednesday, March 02 2011

A number of the Ghanaian evacuees from Libya have told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra about their harrowing experiences in the oil-rich North African State hit by political crisis.

ACCRA :
Constitution Review Conference opens in Accra
Tuesday, March 01 2011

The National Constitution Review Conference opened today in Accra  after 13 months of public consultation.

NATIONAL :
President Mills nominates new DCEs for Central Region
Tuesday, March 01 2011

President John Evans Attah Mills has nominated new District Chief Executives  (DCEs) for the Central Region.

KETA :
SHSs need STX Housing intervention
Tuesday, March 01 2011

The Headmaster of Keta Senior High School, Mr Dzidzeme Senanu-Kwao has appealed to the government to extend the STX Housing Scheme to Senior High Schools which are facing serious accommodation problems.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
MP launches constituency Education Support Scheme
Tuesday, March 01 2011

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sekondi, Papa Owusu Ankomah has launched the Constituency Education Support Scheme at Sekondi in the Western Region.

OBUASI :
Assembly donates 500 desks to SHS
Tuesday, March 01 2011

The Obuasi Municipal Assembly has presented 500 pieces of mono-desks valued at about GH¢20,000.00, in support of the Christ the King Catholic (CKC) Senior High School (SHS) in Obuasi, with a call on the management and staff to help improve academic performance.

NADOWLI :
Over 10,000 households benefit from LEAP in U/W
Tuesday, March 01 2011

The government has made available 305,540.00 Ghana cedis for payment to 10,178 households in the Upper West Region under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t to use chartered flights to evacuate stranded Ghanaians
Wednesday, March 02 2011

The government has indicated that it will use chartered flights to evacuate stranded Ghanaians in Libya.

NATIONAL :
Japan to help boost health sector
Wednesday, March 02 2011

Ghana and Japan would today sign two agreements in respect of Budget Support for Ghana’s Health Sector and Food Aid for the 2010 flood victims.

(JUASO) ASANTE-AKIM SOUTH :
Fire burns 70 year old man to death
Wednesday, March 02 2011

Tragedy struck Juaso in the Asante-Akim South District on Monday night when a 70 year-old man was burnt to death by fire that swept through a 11-bedroom house.

(SAKOTI) TALENSI NABDAM :
Queenmother urges women to report domestic violence
Wednesday, March 02 2011

The Queen Mother of the Sakoti Traditional Area, Pognaba Olivia Sugri Danigi, has urged the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit to be innovative in their efforts at encouraging women to report cases of domestic violence.

NATIONAL :
CPA kicks against satchet water increase
Wednesday, March 02 2011

The Consumer Protection Agency has kicked against  the 5 pesewas increse in the price of sachet water.

NATIONAL :
MOFA has no power to allow the use of light for fishing
Wednesday, March 02 2011

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has said it has not allowed the use of light for fishing for three months.

(ZUARUNGU) BOLGATANGA :
Two SHSs in Bolgatanga Municipality lack infrastructure
Wednesday, March 02 2011

Two Senior High Schools in the Bolgatanga Municipality, Zuarungu and Zamsetec SHSs, are lacking infrastructure and this is hampering academic work

(ESSIPONG) STMA :
EPA to sanction toxic dumping company
Wednesday, March 02 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to apply full sanctions under the law on the company found culpable for illegally dumping toxic oil base mud and liquid waste from Nigeria in the country.

NATIONAL :
AMA to enforce bye law on buying and selling
Thursday, March 03 2011

The  Accra Metropolitan Assembly is to enforce its bye laws on buying and selling on prinicpal streets in the metropolis from next month.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Parliament approves Petroleum Revenue Management bill
Thursday, March 03 2011

Parliament on Wednesday passed the controversial Petroleum Revenue Management Bill.

NATIONAL :
Reconstituted Assemblies to be inaugurated
Thursday, March 03 2011

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) would on March 15, inaugurate all the 170 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) except one, to ensure their smooth administration.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Lands and Natural Resources Minister meets Effutu Assembly staff
Thursday, March 03 2011

The Minister for Lands and Natural  Resources, Hon. Mike Hammah, has advised staff of the Effutu Municipal Assembly to put aside their political sentiments and work as one body towards the development of the area.

NATIONAL :
AVRL to install 40,000 domestic meters
Thursday, March 03 2011

Aqua Vitens Rand Limited, acting for and on behalf of the Ghana Water Company Limited as the Operator has began installing 40,000 domestic water meters nationwide in the premises of consumers.

HO :
Chiefs to get Royal College soon
Thursday, March 03 2011

The Minister for Chieftaincy and Culture, Hon. Alexander Asum-Ahensah has said a Royal College would soon be established for chiefs in the country.

(KULUNGUNGU) BAWKU :
Policeman at Kulungungu dies on duty
Friday, March 04 2011

A Police Constable, Philip Darko, stationed at Pusiga near Bawku was on Sunday found dead in Kulungungu also near Bawku in the Upper East Region.

NATIONAL :
Third batch of Ghanaians arrive from Libya
Friday, March 04 2011

The third batch of Ghanaian evacuees arrived in Accra from Libya, where the country is reeling in deadly political impasse.

( ESSIPONG) STMA :
Ministry investigates alleged dumping of toxic waste
Thursday, March 03 2011

The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology says it is investigating the alleged dumping of toxic cargo at Essipong in the Sekondi/Takoradi Municipality and will take “appropriate steps to deal with the problem”.

ACCRA :
Exopa CEO jailed 15 years
Thursday, March 03 2011

Ibrahim Sima, Chief Executive Officer of EXOPA Modeling Agency, has been handed fifteen years jail term by an Accra Fast Track High Court for drug trafficking.

SISSALA EAST :
District reviews health delivery
Thursday, March 03 2011

The Sissala East District Health Service is challenged by many factors including inadequate skilled personnel and equipment.

NATIONAL :
Ghanaian farmers make $360,000 from WFP purchase
Friday, March 04 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has said it has purchased 1,000 metric tonnes of maize, worth $360,000, from smallholder Ghanaian farmers.

WA :
Teachers in the Wa express anger over SSSS
Friday, March 04 2011

Teachers in the Wa Municipality have threatened to hit the streets on Tuesday March 8, if the Government failed to expedite action to address what they described as low salaries received for the month of February under the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

ASANTE AKIM SOUTH :
Gov’t fulfills promise to pupils
Friday, March 04 2011

In a bid to boost the educational sector in the Asante Akim South District, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government has fulfilled one its promises by distributing 3400 school uniforms to pupils in the area.

NATIONAL :
More teachers join nationwide protest
Friday, March 04 2011

More teachers across the country have joined in the protest against their placement on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

ACCRA :
Ceiling collapses at Airport
Friday, March 04 2011

News reaching ghanadistricts.com indicates that part of the ceiling at the departure hall of the Kotoka International Airport has collapsed.

(BUIPE) CENTRAL GONJA :
Calm returns to Buipe
Saturday, March 05 2011

Calm has returned to Buipe in the Central Gonja District of the Northern Region following violent gunshots by supporters of two chieftaincy factions during the celebration of the Damba festival yesterday, Friday, March 5, 2011.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL) :
Birim Central records five suspected cases of cholera
Saturday, March 05 2011

The Birim Central Municipal Health Management Team has recorded five suspected cases of cholera.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Galamsey operators burn down palace
Saturday, March 05 2011

The palace of the chief of Tarkwa Nsuaem has been burnt down by irate Galamsey operators (small scale miners) in the early hours of Friday.

SUNYANI :
Brong Ahafo REGSEC appeals to teachers to rescind strike
Saturday, March 05 2011

The Brong Ahafo Regional Security Council (REGSEC), has appealed to teachers to restore their services and participate in the upcoming 54th independence anniversary celebration on Sunday for the sake of the national interest and cohesion.

(APEDWA) EAST AKIM :
Yutong bus kills a 52-year-old man
Saturday, March 05 2011

Samuel Adjei, a 52-year-old man, died when a Yutong bus knocked him down at Apedwa Junction in the Eastern Region.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Chief Justice urges Judicial Staff to shun corruption
Saturday, March 05 2011

The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, has urged Staff of the Judicial Service to guard against all acts of corruption and negative tendencies at their work places.

(BODADA- BUEM) JASIKAN :
NADMO official ask MMDAs to minimise effects of disasters
Saturday, March 05 2011

The Volta Regional Co-ordinator of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has advised Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to rise up to the responsibility of mitigating the effects of disasters.

NATIONAL :
Families of Ghanaians in Libya urged to be patient
Sunday, March 06 2011

Ghana’s Ambassador to Egypt has called families of Ghanaians living in Libya to be patient as government makes efforts to bring the stranded Ghanaians back home.

NATIONAL :
Ghana marks its 54th anniversary today
Sunday, March 06 2011

President J.E.A Mills is to address the nation, today as Ghana marks its 54th Independence anniversary.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Police launch investigations into galamsey operators attack on chief of Tarkwa
Sunday, March 06 2011

Police have been deployed to the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality to help maintain calm and also prevent reprisal attacks by ’galamsey operators’ on the chief of area.

NATIONAL:
PRESIDENT ASSURES TEACHERS AS GHANA MARKS 54TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY
Sunday, March 06 2011

President John Evans Attah Mills has assured teachers of his government’s commitment to ensure that any anomalies that have occurred in the genuine attempt to migrate teachers onto the Single Spine Salary Structure is immediately rectified.

NATIONAL:
Prez. Mills’ Speech at the 54th Independence Day Celebration (full text)
Sunday, March 06 2011

54th Independence Day Celebration Address By His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mill, President, Republic Of Ghana. March 6, 2011

KWAHU EAST :
Assembly acquires lands for waste disposal
Monday, March 07 2011

Traditional authorities in the Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region have released lands to the Assembly for use as final dumping sites.

GOMOA WEST :
Better Ghana Agenda should be the assignment of all –DCE
Monday, March 07 2011

Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, Gomoa West District Chief Executive (DCE), has called on Ghanaians not to regard the “Better Ghana Agenda”, as a programme for the ruling National Democratic Congress alone.

BIRIM SOUTH :
Assembly undertakes more development projects
Monday, March 07 2011

A number of infrastructure and other development projects instituted by the Birim South District Assembly are progressing steadily and will soon be completed for use by the various beneficiaries.

BIRIM NORTH :
District Assembly and GES receive computers
Monday, March 07 2011

BigStep Foundation, an Information Communication Technology (ICT) non-governmental organization has presented 12 computers and accessories to the Birim North District Assembly and the Ghana Education Service (GES).

(KYEBI) EAST AKIM :
PTA presents equipment and a house to school
Monday, March 07 2011

The Parents-Teachers-Association (PTA) of the Abuakwa State College Senior High School, has handed over a two unit teacher’s bungalow and a 100 Kilo-Volt Power electricity generating plant to the school at a short ceremony at Kyebi. 

NATIONAL :
Ghanaian entrepreneurs nominated for awards
Monday, March 07 2011

Some prominent Ghanaian entrepreneurs have been nominated to receive awards at the maiden Ghana Entrepreneurs Awards, scheduled for Friday, April 15, in Accra. 

TAMALE:
Veep celebrates 54th Independence Anniversary in Tamale
Monday, March 07 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama joined pupils, students, teachers and people of Tamale to celebrate the 54th Independence Anniversary with a call on Ghanaians to unite and sustain the tempo of progress and development. 

(NEW ABIREM) BIRIM NORTH :
Students mark Independence Day
Monday, March 07 2011

Students of the various schools in the Birim North District put up a sterling performance to mark the 54th independence anniversary of Ghana.

SUNYANI :
Teachers boycott anniversary parade
Monday, March 07 2011

Public schools teachers were conspicuously absent at the Independence Anniversary parade at the Jubilee Park in Sunyani, which saw about 1,392 pupils and students participating.

BIBIANI-ANHWIASO-BEKWAI :
Students celebrates 54 years of Ghana’s independence
Monday, March 07 2011

The 54th Independence Day celebration in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai was marked with a parade of school children at the district capital, Bibiani.

ACCRA :
Education and Finance Ministers meet on teacher’s salary today
Tuesday, March 08 2011

The Minister of Education, Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu, will on Tuesday meet Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Dufuor and the Controller and Accountant General, Mr. Raphael Tuffuor in an urgent effort to address the anomalies arising from the migration of teachers unto the Single Spine Salary Structure.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Tigo gives free medical care to Kayayee, drivers
Tuesday, March 08 2011

About 2,000 “Kayayee” (female porters), commercial (trotro) drivers and their mates received free medical care with dispensing products sponsored Tigo Mobile Network to commemorate the 54 years of Ghana’s Independence at the Tema Lorry Station, in Accra.

GARU TEMPANE :
District hospital in the offing
Tuesday, March 08 2011

Residents in the Garu-Tempane District will soon breathe air of relief from the hustles of accessing quality health care.

NYANKPALA :
Former Pro-Vice Chancellor calls for budget for research
Tuesday, March 08 2011

A former Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies(UDS), Professor Saa Dittor has called for a permanent budget purse for research in the annual national budget and financial statement.

(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA-MPONUA :
Students urged to use laid-down rules address grievances
Tuesday, March 08 2011

Mrs Theresah Adomako Tawiah, Atwima-Mponua District Chief Executive (DCE), has advised students to always use laid-down rules and mechanisms to address their grievances. 

NATIONAL :
IMF projects 15% expansion to Ghana’s economy
Tuesday, March 08 2011

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has projected 15% expansion of the Ghanaian economy for this year.

BONGO :
Students urged to direct their energies towards studies
Tuesday, March 08 2011

This year’s independence celebration at Bongo is said to have been an improvement over last year’s when 1,240 school children from 36 marched to mark the 54th Independence anniversary.

ACCRA :
New airline secures Air Carrier Licence
Tuesday, March 08 2011

A new airline that will operate passenger and cargo services within Ghana and West Africa has been presented with its Air Carrier Licence (ACL) by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). 

( SEKONDI):
Effia-Nkwanta Hospital receives equipment donation
Tuesday, March 08 2011

The Betty Kings International Ministries based in the United Kingdom presented hospital equipment to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Rospital.

SABOBA :
Let us collaborate to develop our district – Nikpe
Tuesday, March 08 2011

Mr Joseph Bukari Nikpe, Member of Parliament for Saboba, has called on the district’s development partners to collaborate and unite to push the district’s development agenda forward.

(ASHONGMAN) GA EAST :
Community Hospital commissions new wards
Tuesday, March 08 2011

The Community Hospital, a private hospital at Ashongman in the Ga East Municipality has commissioned new wards.

BUNKPURUGU YUNYOO :
DCE warns detractors
Tuesday, March 08 2011

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bunkpurugu Yunyoo District, Hon. Philip Laari has cautioned all troublemakers within the District to restrain from causing any form of violence thereby destabilizing the area.

(AMASAMAN) GA WEST :
Assembly poised for action
Tuesday, March 08 2011

The Ga West Municipal Assembly has come out with a strategic plan of action as part of measures to reduce the problems facing the municipality.

GA EAST :
MCE urges youth to focus on hard work
Tuesday, March 08 2011

The Ga East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. John Kwao Sackey has appealed to the youth to eschew all acts of delinquency and focus on hard work.

LAMBRUSSIE:
Patriotism-best tribute to founding fathers- DCE
Wednesday, March 09 2011

The Lambussie/Karni District Chief Executive, Mr. Clement Benin said the best tribute Ghanaians could pay to the nation’s founding fathers was to remain patriotic and rededicated to the vision and goals that they stood for. 

KWAHU SOUTH :
20 communities to be hooked to national grid
Wednesday, March 09 2011

Twenty communities in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region are to be hooked to the national grid this year.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Cholera kills 17 at Korle-bu
Wednesday, March 09 2011

Seventeen people have died of cholera at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital in Accra since the first case was reported in January this year.

ACCRA :
GRIDCo completes stringing of transmission line
Wednesday, March 09 2011

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has completed and put into service, the Fourth 161kV transmission line between Tema and Accra.

TECHIMAN :
Assembly makes the mark in management-FOAT
Wednesday, March 09 2011

The Techiman Municipal Assembly has scored 96 per cent in the Functional Organisational Assessment Tool (FOAT)exercise under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

ACCRA :
Africa to bid for world’s largest telescope
Wednesday, March 09 2011

Africa is bidding to host the world’s largest Telescope, that would make the continent a major hub for astronomy in the world.

(JANGA) WEST MAMPRUSI :
Gov’t to extend electricity to 500 new communities- Veep
Wednesday, March 09 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government would this year extend electricity to 500 communities as part of the “Better Ghana” agenda.

NATIONAL :
Mobile Number Portability to take off in Ghana
Wednesday, March 09 2011

Ghana is set to activate the system known as Mobile Number Portability, MNP, by the middle of the year as the process of starting the system has fully been put in place and the mobile service providers are all on board, the National Communications Authority has said.

ACCRA :
Discrimination against women on the increase – Parliament
Wednesday, March 09 2011

Discrimination against women is soaring, though some levels of progress have been made in women empowerment, Hajia Mary Salifu Boforo, National Democratic Congress (NDC) member for Savelugu and Deputy Majority Chief Whip said on Tuesday.  

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO :
Gov’t lauded for educational support
Wednesday, March 09 2011

The District Chief Executive for Bunkpurugu Yunyoo, Hon Philip Laari has commended the government for the various interventions it has put in place to improve education in the district.

SAVELUGU / NANTON :
Ghana to become net exporter of food in next five years
Wednesday, March 09 2011

Vice President John Dramani Maahama has pledged government’s effort to turn Ghana into the net exporter of food in the next five years.

AGONA WEST :
NDC thanks President for new MCE
Wednesday, March 09 2011

The Agona West branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed gratitude to President John Evans Atta Mills for appointing Mr Emmanuel Kweku Tetteh, a retired lecturer of the University of Education, Winneba, as the new Municipal Chief Executive.

KETA :
Gov’t to speed up work on Keta Sea Defence project
Wednesday, March 09 2011

Torgbui James Ocloo V, Dufia of Keta Traditional Area in the Volta Region has called on the Government to speed up work on the Keta Sea Defence Project.

NATIONAL :
Inflation rises again
Wednesday, March 09 2011

Inflation went up marginally for the month of February, the second time in as many months.

(LEGON) GA EAST :
Process for undergraduate admissions at UG gets tougher
Wednesday, March 09 2011

Undergraduate applicants for admission into the University of Ghana (UG) for the 2011/2012 academic year would have to acquire credit passes in the required subjects.    

(NYINAHIN) ATWIMA MPONUA :
Heath Director commended for good job
Wednesday, March 09 2011

The Atwima-Mponua District Director of Health Service, Mrs Belinda Baffoe-Bonney has been commended for contributing to the development of health in the area.

NATIONAL :
Accountant -General starts correcting teachers pay anomalies
Wednesday, March 09 2011

The Controller and Accountant Generals Department (CAGD) has begun correcting “some substantial technical anomalies” detected in the salaries of about 20,000 teachers across the country.

KWAHU SOUTH :
Assembly builds market stores
Thursday, March 10 2011

Work is progressing on a seventy-two market stores project at Mpraeso in the Kwahu South District in the Eastern Region.

ACCRA :
Report on NHIS stirs up controversy
Thursday, March 10 2011

A report on Ghana’s health insurance that shows that only 18 per cent of Ghanaians benefit from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has stirred controversy among some health players.  

BIRIM NORTH:
BigStep assists school feeding programme
Thursday, March 10 2011

BigStep Foundation, a non-governmental organization in the Birim North District has initiated a giant and innovative move to assist the school feeding programme in the district.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
Assembly to commit GH¢35,000 for needy students
Thursday, March 10 2011

The Gomoa West District Assembly has set aside 35,000 Ghana Cedis from its District Education Fund to assist local needy but brilliant students to further their education.

(OWUOBUOHO) SEKYERE CENTRAL :
Community appeals for safe drinking water
Thursday, March 10 2011

Owuobuoho, a settler farming community in the Sekyere Central district, has made a assionate appeal for the provision of safe drinking water, to prevent water-borne infections. 

BOLGATANGA :
Minister chastise teachers on violent Demonstration
Thursday, March 10 2011

Mrs. Lucy Awuni, Upper East Deputy Minister, has chastised teachers in the Region for embarking on what she termed as “violent demonstration”.

(ACCRA :
2011 World Glaucoma Day launched in Accra
Thursday, March 10 2011

Minister of Health, Joseph Yieleh Chireh said the Ministry had increased intake into Ophthalmic Nursing and Training School to produce more ophthalmic nurses. 

KWAHU EAST :
Assembly strategizes to increase revenue
Thursday, March 10 2011

The Kwahu East District Assembly has identified some key areas to tap to boost its revenue mobilization.

ACCRA :
Ghana to receive normal to above normal rainfall this year
Thursday, March 10 2011

Most places in the country would experience fairly good rains with even distribution during the major rainy season this year unlike 2010 when the season was characterized by erratic and poor rainfall distribution pattern.

ACCRA :
Health Ministry to focus more on rural communities
Thursday, March 10 2011

The Ministry of Health will this year give more attention to providing quality health care services to people in the rural communities to ensure universal access to health for all. 

BIRIM SOUTH :
Potable water for four communities
Thursday, March 10 2011

About four communities in the Birim South District are to be provided with mechanized boreholes by the last quarter of the year.

TEMA :
SSNIT prosecutes eight establishments
Thursday, March 10 2011

Eight establishments in Tema, including two educational institution, which owed the Tema branch of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) several millions of Ghana Cedis, in the form of employees’ contributions, have been dragged to court. 

NATIONAL :
MMDAs scheduled to be inaugurated March 15
Thursday, March 10 2011

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on Wednesday directed that all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies nationwide would be inaugurated concurrently on Tuesday, March 15, in the morning.

(OTEKPORLU) NEW JUABEN :
Koforidua water expansion project is 98 percent complete
Thursday, March 10 2011

The Koforidua Water Expansion Project aimed at increase the production and distribution of potable water in the Koforidua township and its environs is 98 percent complete.

(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA to arrest street hawkers and their patrons from April 1
Thursday, March 10 2011

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says it will begin the arrest of anyone who engages in street hawking as well as those who patronize the wares of a street hawker.

ACCRA :
“Bribery and corruption will not be tolerated” – Director
Thursday, March 10 2011

The newly appointed Director of Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Dr Peter A. Wiredu, has warned that the new administration would not spare anyone caught engaging in any disgraceful acts of corruption and other forms of criminal activities at various duty points.

(KWADJO-FOSU) SUHUM/ KRABOA /COALTAR :
Residents make SOS call to GES
Thursday, March 10 2011

The chiefs and the people of Kwadjo-Fosu near Coaltar in the Suhum-Kraboa Coaltar District, have appealed to the Ministry of Education for assistance to rehabilitate the school block in the area.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Church cultivates supports community
Thursday, March 10 2011

The Jesus Mission Church branch at Panpanso-Krokese near Nsawam, has cultivated six hectares of oil palm and mango plantations.

NATIONAL :
Parents worried over teachers’ strike
Thursday, March 10 2011

Some parents have expressed concern over the ongoing strike by teachers in the country over their placement on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

(MAMPONTENG) KWABRE :
Massive turnout at Independence parade
Friday, March 11 2011

The general public in Mamponteng last Sunday the 6th of March, 2011, defied all odds to grace the Mamponteng R/C Park for the celebration of Ghana’s 54th Independence Anniversary in a grand style.

KWABRE :
Kwabre schools get free uniforms
Friday, March 11 2011

The Kwabre District Assembly has distributed over 3000 school uniforms to pupils in basic schools in the District.

NATIONAL :
President nominates two new DCEs
Friday, March 11 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated two persons for the position of District Chief Executives in the Eastern Region.

(NTIRIBUOHO) AFIGYA KWABRE :
11-member committee set up to tackle indiscipline
Friday, March 11 2011

Ntiribuoho, a sprawling community in Afigya Kwabre has set up an 11-member committee to tackle the growing indiscipline there.

(BAWJIASE) AWUTU SENYA :
Ayensu Starch factory to restart production
Friday, March 11 2011

The Deputy Minister of Trade, Dr Joseph Annan has said the Ayensu Starch Company would restart production within the second quarter of 2011.

ACCRA :
Ghana Railway Company to clear illegal structures along railway lines
Friday, March 11 2011

The Ministry of Transport and the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) have reminded the public that the clearing of illegal structures and properties along the railway lines would be carried out as scheduled.

NATIONAL :
Ghana Federation of Disable appeal for share of Common Fund
Friday, March 11 2011

The Ghana Federation of Disable (GFD) has expressed concern about the difficulty people with disabilities were facing in accessing the two per cent of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund meant for their upkeep.

SUNYANI :
Students’ body appeals to gov’t, teachers
Friday, March 11 2011

The Association of Student Representative Councils of Senior High Schools in the Brong-AhafoRegion has appealed to the government to correct problems associated with migrating teachers onto the Single Spine Salary Structure.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Only competent contractors should win tenders-Dr Apea-Kubi
Saturday, March 12 2011

The Eastern Regional Minister, Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, has appealed to the various tender boards in the region to offer contracts to only qualified contractors with the requisite resources to complete the projects on time.

ACCRA : President Mills joins Muslims to pray for Ghana
Saturday, March 12 2011

President John Atta Mills yesterday joined Muslim worshippers at the Abossey Okai Central Mosque in Accra to offer prayers and thanks- giving to Allah for his goodness to Ghana in its 54 years of independence.

NATIONAL :
Task Force processes evacuees on the Libya-Egypt border
Saturday, March 12 2011

The Evacuation Liaison Team has processed all Ghanaians who were stranded at Salloum on the Libya-Egypt border and the arrivals have reduced to a mere trickle.

(DAADOM) SUNYANI :
MCE inaugurates projects
Saturday, March 12 2011

The Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Kwasi Oppong-Ababio has called on the people to bury their political differences and contribute to the development of the area.

NATIONAL :
Teachers suspend strike
Saturday, March 12 2011

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has suspended their strike action as Government on Friday agreed to give all teachers of the Ghana Education Service (GES) a “Teachers Retention Premium” (TRP) of 15 per cent with effect from March 11, 2011.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t terminates 440 road contracts awarded by NPP
Sunday, March 13 2011

The Mills administration has terminated some 440 road construction contracts since assuming office in January 2009.

ACCRA :
The death of Jantuah is a great loss to Ghana- Veep
Sunday, March 13 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has stated that the death of Mr Kwame Sanaa Poku Jantuah, a former cabinet member during the Nkrumah Administration was not a loss to the family alone, but to the entire nation.

DORMAA :
Akyeamehene calls for collaborative efforts to preserve environment
Sunday, March 13 2011

A traditional leader has called for strict adherence to the best practices in the nation’s drive to protect her remaining forests against wanton destruction.   

ACCRA :
Ayariga apologises to teachers for ’police teargas’
Sunday, March 13 2011

The Deputy Minister for Education, Mahama Ayariga has apologized to teachers for the unfortunate incident that occurred when police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrating teachers.

ACCRA :
President Mills attends Founders’ Day of Alma Mater
Sunday, March 13 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills, at the 84th Founders’ Day celebration of his Alma Mater- Achimota Senior High School, has stressed discipline, hard work and humility among the youth as ingredients for successful leadership.   

SHAMA :
PTA donates school bus to Shama Senior High
Sunday, March 13 2011

The Parent /Teacher Association of Shama Senior High School donated a 33-seater brand new air-conditioned bus at a cost of GHc50,000 to the school.

SHAMA :
Students suspended for watching pornography
Sunday, March 13 2011

Two students of the Shama Senior High School (names withheld) have been suspended indefinitely for watching pornography on campus.

ACCRA :
President Mills orders beefing-up of Ghana’s Mission in Libyan
Monday, March 14 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday 11th March, 2011 ordered the beefing-up of Ghana’s Mission in Tripoli, Libya to assist  the on-going evacuation of Ghanaians from Libya.

(DIMABI) TOLON-KUMBUNGU :
Do not fell shea trees – Northern communities told
Monday, March 14 2011

Residents in Shea butter producing communities in northern Ghana have been asked to desist from felling the shea tress. 

YENDI :
Parents should invest in their children’s education-Bishop of Yendi
Monday, March 14 2011

The Catholic Bishop of Yendi, Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai, has called on parents to invest in their children’s education in order to reduce the high school drop out rate in the area. 

KWAHU WEST :
Contractors abandoned school projects
Monday, March 14 2011

Construction work on about five school projects in the Kwahu West Municipality have been abandoned since 2009.

(TUMU)SISSALA EAST :
Poor roads impeding development of northern Ghana
Monday, March 14 2011

The poor state of roads in the three northern regions is a major hindrance to the economic development of the area.

KARAGA :
NR Cotton Growers angry with Gov’t
Monday, March 14 2011

Members of the Northern Region Cotton Growers Association have kicked against government’s concluded agreement to re-zone some cotton growing communities in the northern region and add them to the Upper East Region as part of the contractual relationship with Wienco Company Limited that has taken over cotton production in the North-Eastern zone.

ACCRA :
Ghana holds national prayer and thanksgiving service
Monday, March 14 2011

Glimpses of national unity characterised the week-long national prayer, fasting and thanksgiving organised at the Independence Square in Accra on Sunday to climax Ghana’s 54th independence anniversary celebrations.  

KWAHU EAST :
More communities to get electricity
Monday, March 14 2011

Work on phase II of government’s rural electrification project in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region is expected to commence in the second quarter of the year.

CAPE COAST :
Clinical Psychologist alarmed by abuse of illicit drugs
Monday, March 14 2011

A clinical psychologist at Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital has bemoaned the “alarming rate” at which the youth are abusing drugs and alcohol and called on the government to declare war on the phenomenon.

HOHOE :
Gov’t frowns on abuse of royalties-Minister
Monday, March 14 2011

Mr Henry Ford Kamel, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, at the weekend spoke against the misapplication of proceeds from royalties paid through the extraction of natural resources.

(BULENGA) WA EAST :
MP appeals for hospital for Wa East District
Monday, March 14 2011

Mr Godfred Tango, Member of Parliament (MP) for Wa East in the Upper West Region, has appealed to the Ministry of Health (MOH) to provide the district with a hospital to improve health care in the area.  

(MAKANGO) EAST GONJA:
Catholic Relief Services support flood victims
Monday, March 14 2011

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has given coupon vouchers to over 700 displaced persons who were affected by floods in the East Gonja District last year. 

NATIONAL :
Teachers Coalition kicks against gov’t offer
Monday, March 14 2011

A group calling itself Coalition of Concerned Teachers have kicked against the recent 15 per cent Teahers Retention Premium (TRP offered by the government to all teachers of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
One person dies and 13 injured in accident
Monday, March 14 2011

The driver of a taxi died on the spot and 13 people sustained injuries when two taxis and a truck were involved in an accident at Jacob, a village near Agona Swedru on Akim Oda/ Swedru main road last Sunday.

(SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
Catholic Relief Services assists Swedru flood victims
Monday, March 14 2011

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has presented 200 bags of rice to 1,080 people who were hit by floods last year.

(FRANKADUA) ASUOGYAMAN :
Frankadua Vocational Centre slated as Baptist University College campus
Monday, March 14 2011

The Ghana Baptist Convention is considering making its Vocational Training Center at Frankadua in the Eastern Region a campus of the Baptist University College in Ghana.

NATIONAL :
NYEP to be given facelift
Monday, March 14 2011

The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) is to be given a facelift and new legal status as a non-partisan youth business development and employment public agency.

HOHOE :
Gov’t frowns on abuse of royalties-Minister
Monday, March 14 2011

The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Henry Ford Kamel has spoken against the misapplication of proceeds from royalties paid through the extraction of natural resources.

SAVELUGU/NANTON :
School for the deaf needs boys’ dormitory
Monday, March 14 2011

The headmistress of the Savelugu School for the Deaf, Mrs. Immaculate Atoriyah has appealed to the government and other stakeholders in education for support to complete the school’s boys dormitory

NATIONAL :
Gov’t debunks report on over-bloated appointment to District Assemblies
Tuesday, March 15 2011

Government has debunked media reports that its appointment to the District Assemblies has been over-bloated ostensibly to give advantage to Government.

(KPONG) TMA :
Kpong to be shutdown
Tuesday, March 15 2011

Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL), acting for and on behalf of Ghana Water Company as the Operator has announced that the Kpong Treatment Water Plant will be shutdown today, Tuesday, March 15 from 6am to 6pm for maintenance works.

NATIONAL :
FDB warns public against unwholesome canned Titus sardines
Tuesday, March 15 2011

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) says it has detained a consignment of unwholesome Titus sardines in vegetable oil and in tomato sauce.

SUNYANI :
Peacekeepers arrive from duty tour
Tuesday, March 15 2011

Three hundred and five men and officers of the Ghana Armed Forces, on Friday, returned home by land, via the Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire border, in the Brong-Ahafo Region, after an eight-month peacekeeping duty tour in the embattled country of La Cote d’Ivoire.

HO :
VRA donates towards upkeep of displaced communities
Tuesday, March 15 2011

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has made available 40,000 Ghana cedis worth of rice and maize to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) for distribution among communities displaced by the recent spillage from the Akosombo Hydro-electric Dam.

(ODUMASE) SUNYANI WEST :
Lack of sex education contributes to spread of HIV
Tuesday, March 15 2011

Participants at a meeting in Odumase, in the Sunyani West District have expressed concern about the lack of sex education, among girls in the area.

(WAWASE) AFIGYA KWABRE :
Rainstorm displaces scores of people at Wawase
Tuesday, March 15 2011

A heavy rainfall, accompanied by strong winds, swept through Wawase, in the Afigya-Kwabre District, at the weekend and wrecked a number of houses leaving scores of people displaced.

NATIONAL :
MMDAs inaugurated amidst controversies
Tuesday, March 15 2011

Metropolitan Municipal and District Assembly members (MMDAs) were today inaugurated nationwide alongside government appointees amidst controversies.

(BEPOSO) SHAMA :
Oil tanker crashes onto Beposo toll booth
Tuesday, March 15 2011

An articulated oil tanker, with registration number WR 906 V, last Friday, crashed onto the Beposo toll booth, the second time the booth had been crashed into in thirteen months.

MFANTSEMAN :
Indiscipline equals no development
Wednesday, March 16 2011

The Mfantseman Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Henry Kweku Hayfron, has noted that a nation which is not disciplined cannot expect to develop and Ghana is no exception.

NATIONAL :
NLA on the heels of telecom providers
Wednesday, March 16 2011

The National Lotto Authority (NLA) has initiated moves to halt activities of telecommunications operators from promoting, conducting, running and advertising illegal lottery or games of chance disguised as marketing promotions.

AMA:
AMA swears in new Assembly members
Tuesday, March 15 2011

The inaugural ceremony of the 5th Accra Metrpolitan Assembly has been held in Accra today.

TEMA :
No "whom you know" in assembly practice-minister
Wednesday, March 16 2011

Newly inaugurated government appointees and Assembly Members have been advised against using their positions to indirectly control  other institutions and gain unwaranted favours.

TAMALE :
Preserve shea trees
Wednesday, March 16 2011

Residents in Shea butter producing communities in Northern Ghana have been asked to desist from felling the Shea trees.

KETA :
Avoid unilateral decisions- Assembly members told
Wednesday, March 16 2011

The Keta Municipal Assembly has inaugurated the new assembly of seventy-four members including fifty (50) elected members, twenty-one government appointees, two (2) Members of Parliament and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

WEST GONJA :
Better future for mango.
Wednesday, March 16 2011

A sod cutting ceremony has been held at Daboya in the West Gonja district in the Northern region foe the start of the cultivation of 200 acres of mango in the area.

NATIONAL :
GBC boss to go to court.
Wednesday, March 16 2011

The sacked  Director General of the State Broadcaster, William Ampem Darko,has warned that he will seek legal action if the forensic audit conducted is not published.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
New Juaben Municipal Assembly fails to elect Presiding Member
Wednesday, March 16 2011

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly could not elect a Presiding Member after two rounds of voting.

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA EAST :
Assembly members urged to focus on development
Wednesday, March 16 2011

Inaugurations of District and Municipal Assemblies in the Upper East Region went on smoothly on Tuesday with a call from President Atta Mills on assembly members to relegate their parochial interest to the background and discharge their functions at the assembly and their communities diligently.

(BUIPE) CENTRAL GONJA :
DCE appeals for peace in Central Gonja
Wednesday, March 16 2011

The Central Gonja District Chief Executive, Hon. Salisu Issifu Be-Awuribe has appealed to the people of the District to ensure that peace prevails in the area for development.

(ZEBILLA) BAWKU WEST :
Assembly members sworn into office at Bawku West District
Wednesday, March 16 2011

Forty-nine Assembly Members have been inaugurated and sworn into office at Zebilla in the Bawku West District in the Upper East Region.

(NANGODI) TALENSI NABDAM :
Seven communities at Nangodi lack water
Wednesday, March 16 2011

Seven communities in the Talensi-Nabdam District, Upper East Region, have appealed to the Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. Moses Asaga for the area to assist them with eight boreholes or pipe borne water.

SHAMA :
Minister inaugurates Shama Assembly
Wednesday, March 16 2011

The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has inaugurated the second session of the Shama District Assembly at Shama in the Western Region.

(EWUSIE JOO) JOMORO :
Metal bridge linking western corridor to Cote d’Ivoire in danger
Wednesday, March 16 2011

The steel bridge linking the western corridor to Cote d’Ivoire and the northern part of the Western Region is in danger of collapsing.

NATIONAL :
President dismisses more MMDCEs
Wednesday, March 16 2011

Information reaching www.ghanadistricts.com indicates that President John Evans Atta Mills has dismissed five Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

NATIONAL :
GES requests teachers to resume work immediately
Wednesday, March 16 2011

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has requested all teachers to report to work immediately.

BIRIM NORTH :
Newmont assists extension officers
Thursday, March 17 2011

Newmont Ghana Limited has provided 12 motorbikes to Agric Extension Officers in the Birim North District.

ACCRA :
Ghana holds first Internet Governance forum
Thursday, March 17 2011

The Minister of Communications, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has expressed concern about the low Internet penetration figures in developing countries, at a time when ICT is being used to overcome the handicaps in the development process. 

ACCRA :
CDS still at post - Castle
Thursday, March 17 2011

The government on Wednesday emphasised that the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Peter Augustine Blay, is still at post.

TEMA :
Tema records six Cholera cases
Thursday, March 17 2011

Six people have tested positive for Cholera in the Tema Metropolis since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country.  

(NEW ABIREM) BIRIM NORTH:
New Abirem Hospital cries for doctors
Thursday, March 17 2011

The New Abirem Hospital, the only hospital in the Birim North District needs doctors to help administer health delivery to the growing number of patients that throng the facility.

(KWAMEKROM) BIAKOYE :
ECG launches device to check over-billing
Thursday, March 17 2011

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has launched a three-month pilot project, aimed at minimizing the incidence of over-reading of meters and over-billing of customers countrywide.   

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Stillbirth, a major maternal health issue in WR-Dr Vanotoo
Thursday, March 17 2011

Dr. Linda Vanotoo, Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service,  said although the number of maternal deaths had reduced, the region still recorded huge numbers of stillbirths.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Finatrade Foundation assists hospitals
Thursday, March 17 2011

The Finatrade Foundation, the charity wing of the Finatrade Group of Companies, has donated Adult Diapers at a total cost of GHC43, 207.00 to five health institutions in Accra to cater for incontinent patients.

AFIGYA-KWABRE :
Assembly fails to elect PM
Thursday, March 17 2011

The election of a Presiding Member (PM) by the Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly ended in a stalemate, as none of the two contestants could secure the two-thirds majorityvotes.  

TAMALE :
Tamale Assembly gets Presiding Member
Thursday, March 17 2011

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly voted Prince Mohammed, a retired Agriculturalist, as the Presiding Member (PM) of the Assembly, after polling 81 votes from the 110 votes cast. 

EJISU JUABEN :
Assembly fails to elect PM
Friday, March 18 2011

Two rounds of voting by Assembly Members in the Ejisu Juaben Municipal Assembly failed to produce a winner for the vacant position of a Presiding Member.

BIRIM NORTH :
Assembly develops road map for sanitation
Friday, March 18 2011

The Birim North District Assembly in collaboration with Newmont has instituted an influx management plan to help cushion the shocks and dislocations due to population explosion as a result of mining activities in the district.

NANUMBA NORTH :
Assembly has no Presiding Member
Friday, March 18 2011

The Nanumba North District Assembly in the northern region may conduct business without a Presiding Member for the next two years.

(BONWIRE) EJISU-JUABEN :
Students urged to lead campaign on clean environment
Friday, March 18 2011

The headmaster of the Bonwire Senior High Technical (BSHT), in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality, Mr George Oduro Yeboah, has urged students to 1ead the campaign of keeping the environment clean. 

BIRIM NORTH :
Educationist elected PM
Friday, March 18 2011

Mr. Isaac Kwame Adjah, An Educationist has been elected as the Presiding Member for Birim North District in the Eastern Region.

KETA :
Assembly gets PM
Friday, March 18 2011

Mr. Richard K. Sefe, a teacher and the assembly member for Avume  has been elected the Presiding Member for the Keta Municipal Assembly.

ACCRA :
NHIA: OXFAM report is misleading and mischievous
Friday, March 18 2011

The National Health Insurance Authority has launched a scathing attack on a report published by UK based OXFAM which criticized operations of the Authority regarding the manner in which Health Insurance is ran in Ghana.

(BUIPE) CENTRAL GONJA:
Buipewura accused of attempted murder
Friday, March 18 2011

A member of the Gonja Traditional Council is accusing the Buipe Wura, Mahama Abdulai Jinapor II, of abduction and attempted murder.

BIAKOYE :
Chief calls on assembly members to be agents of dev’t
Friday, March 18 2011

Nana Okoto Kofi III, Paramount Chief of Nkonya has urged people from the newly inaugurated Biakoye District Assembly to forge unity of purpose and reposition themselves to accelerate development.

(CHIANA) KASSENA NANKANA EAST :
Gov’t to maintain the sanctity of the Chieftaincy Institution
Friday, March 18 2011

President John Atta Mills said the government would do all it could to maintain and promote the sanctity of chieftaincy to bring development to the people. 

(APENKWA) AMA :
AMA to deal with teachers who charge tuition fee
Friday, March 18 2011

The Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije has warned teachers to desist from charging extra tuition fees because the assembly would no longer tolerate such unlawful act.

NATIONAL :
President Mills begins tour of four regions next week
Friday, March 18 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills would begin a tour of four regions next week to inspect government projects and assess the performance of the Executive.

BOLGATANGA :
President sacks Bolga MCE
Friday, March 18 2011

The President, John Evans Atta Mills has relieved Mr Harry Epsona Ayamga of his post as the Municipal Chief Executive for Bolgatanga, with immediate effect.

GA EAST :
MCE urges Assemblymen to be committed
Friday, March 18 2011

The Municipal Chief Executive for Ga East, Hon. John Kwao Sackey has advised the newly elected assembly members to remain committed for the purpose for which they were appointed or elected.

NATIONAL :
Ghana’s Mission in Japan to be re-located
Friday, March 18 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has approved the relocation of Ghana’s Mission in Japan to Seoul, South Korea

NATIONAL :
15 orphanages closed down
Friday, March 18 2011

The Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare has closed down 15 orphanages, out of the one hundred and twenty seven operating in the country.

(PARLIAMENT) AMA :
Parliament approves GH¢85m for SHS building project
Friday, March 18 2011

Parliament yesterday unanimously approved an amount of GH¢85 million credit facility for the construction of school infrastructure for the Senior High School Program.

NATIONAL :
Cholera declared full blown epidemic
Saturday, March 19 2011

Health experts have declared cholera a full blown epidemic in the country.

(TAFO PANKRONO) KWABRE :
Supt Kwasi Ofori re-assigned
Saturday, March 19 2011

The Director of Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Kwasi Ofori has been re-assigned to command the Tafo Pankrono Police service in the Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region.

(MANKRANSO) AHAFO ANO SOUTH :
Cocoa farmers urged to redouble efforts
Saturday, March 19 2011

The District Chief Executive for Ahafo-Ano South, Hon. Thomas Kwakwah, has urged cocoa farmers to redouble their efforts to help Ghana to hit the cocoa production target of 1,000,000 tonnes.

TAMALE :
Eradication of Fistula in Ghana needs a concerted effort –Dr Gandow
Saturday, March 19 2011

An Obstetric Fistula Consultant, Dr Barnabas Gandow, has called for a joint concerted effort in fighting fistula and maternal mortality in a bid to reduce their negative impact in the country.

(BONWIRE) EJISU JUABEN :
Students donate blood to Juaben Gov’t Hospital
Saturday, March 19 2011

Students of the Bonwire Senior High Technical School, have donated more than 100 pints of blood in support of the Juaben Government Hospital in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality.

(ASONKWAA) NKORANZA SOUTH : Nkoranza South DCE commended for development efforts
Saturday, March 19 2011

The Assemblyman for the  Asonkwaa Electoral  area in the Nkoranza South District, Hon. Appiah Issah has commended the Nkoranza South District Chief Executive, Hon. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum for his hard work and efforts in initiating a number of development projects.

(KATH) KMA :
Wife of Asantehene donates to KATH
Saturday, March 19 2011

The wife of the Asantehene, Lady Julia Osei Tutu has donated items valued at GH¢4,200.00 in support of the Paediatric Department of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and Child Welfare Centre (CWC).

SUNYANI :
Chief appeals to teachers to return to the classroom
Sunday, March 20 2011

A traditional chief has appealed to teachers in the country to heed Government’s plea to return to the classroom, in the interest of school children.

VEA :
Gov’t called upon to rehabilitate Vea Irrigation Project
Sunday, March 20 2011

Mr Mahama Salifu, Project Manager of the Vea Irrigation Project in the Upper East Region, has appealed to government to as a matter of urgency, rehabilitate the canals and laterals of the multi-purpose water facility.

(AWUTU-BAWJIASE) AWUTU SENYA :
Youth club initiates sanitation programme
Sunday, March 20 2011

The Blessed Youth Club (BYC), a benevolent society based at Awutu-Bawjiase in the Central Region, has initiated a five-year environmental and domestic sanitation programme to support government’s efforts at improving the health status of the people.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Act decisively to remove all bottlenecks in NHIS – Gado
Sunday, March 20 2011

A leading member of the National Democratic Congress, Alhaji Sulemana Gado, has called on the Government to do more to bring efficiency and transparency into the operation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

KWAEBIBIREM :
Assembly elects Presiding Member
Sunday, March 20 2011

After twice failing to clench the position of Presiding Member (PM), of the Kwaebibirem District Assembly, during its last session, Mr Kwaku Ofori Abrokwah, has finally made it.

ZABZUGU-TATALE :
Minister calls for sustained peace in Tatale
Sunday, March 20 2011

The Deputy Northern Regional Minister, Mr. Sam Nasamu Asabigi, has appealed to the chiefs of the Zabzugu-Tatale to let peace reign in order to mine the iron ore deposit in the area.

BOLGATANGA :
Fight against corruption needs priority attention – Woyongo
Sunday, March 20 2011

The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo, on Wednesday called for the fight against corruption to be given priority attention so as to reduce its negative effects on national development.

ACCRA :
Company chief calls for training of cocoa farmers
Sunday, March 20 2011

Dr Maxwell S. Amuzu, the Managing Director of the Cocoa Inputs Company Limited, has appealed to government to team up with non-governmental organizations to train cocoa farmers in financial management in order to sustain the cocoa industry.

YILO KROBO :
New assembly inaugurated
Monday, March 21 2011

Fifty-four members of the Yilo Krobo District; thirty government appointees and twenty-four elected members were inducted into office.

ACCRA :
Fast track modalities for amending GETFUND Law
Monday, March 21 2011

The President of Advanced Business College, Mr Ebenezer K. Ampiah, has appealed to the Government to hurry modalities for amending the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) Law to extend its full benefits to private universities.  

BIRIM SOUTH :
Assembly to revamp fish farming
Monday, March 21 2011

The Birim South District Assembly as part of efforts to create more jobs  opportunities to its citizens is considering venturing into fish farming.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
President nominates MCE for Sekondi-Takoradi
Monday, March 21 2011

President John Evans Atta-Mills has nominated Captain Anthony R. Cudjoe (Rtd) as the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for the Sekondi-Takoradi.

(ELUBO) JOMORO :
Government team visits Elubo
Monday, March 21 2011

A four-member Government team led by Mr. Kobby Acheampong, Deputy Minister of the Interior, visited Elubo in the Western Region on Sunday, to ascertain the Ivorian refugee situation there. 

TAKORADI :
GOIL provides fuel to helicopters in Jubilee Field at base
Monday, March 21 2011

Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has announced a strategic partnership with the Ghana Air Force to put up a facility at the Takoradi base to provide aviation fuel to aircrafts operating in the area. 

LAMBRUSSIE :
DCE cautions against thwarting development programmes
Monday, March 21 2011

The lackadaisical attitude of some government official towards the implementation of policies and programmes of governments was inhibiting the development of the country, Mr. Clement Benin, Lambussie/Karni District Chief Executive, has observed. 

KETU NORTH :
DCE calls for hard work from Assembly Members
Monday, March 21 2011

The newly constituted Assembly of the Ketu North District made up of 17 government appointees and 38 elected members were sworn into office with a call on them to work assiduously towards solving the many challenges confronting the district.

WA :
Don’t leave cotton production for foreign companies
Monday, March 21 2011

The Cotton Farmers Association of Ghana says it is unhappy about government’s decision to give the mandate of cotton production in the country to foreign companies.

(ATEIKU) MPOHOR/WASSA EAST :
Ateiku gets modern hospital
Monday, March 21 2011

The Reverend Lawrence Oduro, head of the Ateiku branch of the Church of Christ, at the weekend cut the tape amidst praises to inaugurate a modern hospital for the Church at Ateiku.

NATIONAL :
GHS rolls out plan to arrest cholera
Monday, March 21 2011

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has rolled out a National Cholera Prevention and Control Plan in response to the cholera epidemic that has so far claimed 61 lives.

(TEMA) TMA :
More pregnant women contract HIV/ AIDS
Monday, March 21 2011

A total of 391 Pregnant Women in the Tema Metropolis tested positive for HIV last year as against 215 in 2009.

NATIONAL :
30,000 civil servants to be transferred to Local Gov’t Service
Monday, March 21 2011

The Vice President John Dramani Mahama will on Tuesday perform the official transfer of about 30,000 civil servants to the newly created Local Government Service for onward postings to the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.

NATIONAL :
Evacuation of Ghanaians in Libya stalled by "no fly zone"
Monday, March 21 2011

The government has suspended the evacuation of nationals in Libya by air, following the enforcement of the UN’s no fly zone resolution over Libya.

NATIONAL :
One-time NHIS to be combined with annual payment system
Monday, March 21 2011

Government is to combine the proposed one- time National Health Insurance  (NHIS) premium with the current annual payment system.

BOLGATANGA :
54 Ghanaians arrive through Sahara Desert
Monday, March 21 2011

Fifty-four Ghanaians have arrived safely in Bolgatanga after they crossed the Sahara Desert in three weeks in their bid to flee the political turmoil in Libya.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO :
DCE poised to tackle conflicts
Monday, March 21 2011

The District Chief Executive for Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo district  in the northern region, Hon. Philip Laari has embarked on a massive campaign to end the age long protracted chieftaincy and land related disputes that have suffused the area over the years.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
Minister inaugurates cold storage facilities for women groups
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The Minister of Trade and Industries, Ms Hannah Tetteh, has inaugurated two cold stores for two women’s groups at Apam and Awutu-Bereku with a pledge that the government would not renege on its promise to offer strategic assistance to private businesses.

KETU NORTH :
Ketu North holds thanksgiving service
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The staff, religious organizations, chiefs and opinion leaders and the public in the Ketu North District attended a thanksgiving ceremony for how far the Lord has brought them and the many blessings showered on the country.

(MADINA) GA EAST :
Police Command organises seminar for personnel
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The Madina District Police Command has organised a day’s seminar on Customer Relations and Front Desk Management for personnel at the local Charge Office.  

KUMASI :
MOH develops comprehensive health research agenda
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The Ministry of Health has embarked on a comprehensive health research agenda as a way to sell out research preference and guidelines to attract health partners to support health research activities. 

ACCRA :
Health graduates to undertake national service
Tuesday, March 22 2011

Internship of all health graduates has now been laced with the National Service Scheme.

AKUAPIM NORTH :
New assembly inaugurated
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The Akwapim North District has held inaugural ceremony for the members of the newly constituted assembly at Akropong in the district capital.

FANTEAKWA :
District radio station a white elephant
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The dreams of members of the Fanteakwa District Assembly, and residents alike, to be the first to operate their own community radio station, is gradually becoming a mirage, following the unfulfilling attempt to secure a frequency for the facility.

KWAHU WEST :
Assemble innovates to increase market stores
Tuesday, March 22 2011

As part of efforts to improve economic activities and increase revenue, the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly has adopted a “Build, Operate and Transfer” (BOT) system to ensure more stores are built in the municipality.

KETU NORTH :
Mr. Francis Seglah elected PM
Tuesday, March 22 2011

After two rounds of election, Mr. Francis Seglah was elected the Presiding Member for the Ketu North District Assembly.

(AGBOGBA) GA EAST :
Assemblyman pledges to tackle problems
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The Assembly member for Agbogba Electoral area in the Ga East District of the Greater Accra Region, Hon. Joseph Armah Owuo has intimated that he is going to liaise with the Presiding Member, other officers of the assembly and non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) to help solve the problems in the area.

GARU-TEMPANE :
Water supply must commensurate growing population
Tuesday, March 22 2011

If water ever has an alternative, then it is death because it is so essential to human life such that without it, we would be prone to diseases that could lead to death and as the saying goes “water is life”.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
TEWU appeals to GES for better conditions of service
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The members of the Teachers and Education Workers Union of the Ghana Education Service in Agona West have appealed to the government to include them in the negotiations of the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure.

ACCRA :
Fight against cholera epidemic is a shared responsibility – Yazz
Tuesday, March 22 2011

Lexta Ghana Limited, suppliers of YAZZ hygienic products in Ghana and parts of Africa, on Tuesday noted that the fight against the cholera epidemic bedeviling the country demands intensification of health education by stakeholders.

ACCRA :
Finance ministry lauds JICA for contribution to dev’t
Tuesday, March 22 2011

Volunteers of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) have been lauded for helping in diverse ways to develop the Ghanaian economy.

(AGONA NYAKROM) AGONA WEST :
False Fire alarmists can face prosecution
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The Central Regional Fire Service Commander, Mr Ankonam Kwesi Quayson, has cautioned people who raise false fire alarms that they would face prosecution when caught.

NATIONAL :
FDB cautions public against Morindy Noni Juice
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB)  has warned the public against Morindy Noni Juice drink which its promoters say has medicinal values.

NATIONAL :
Ofosu Ampofo elected to Commonwealth Local Government Board
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has been elected as a board member of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) at the just ended Commonwealth Local Government Conference in Cardiff in the United Kingdom.

(BANDO) KEEA :
Bando gets medical centre
Tuesday, March 22 2011

The Municipal Chief Executive of Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem Municipality, the Rev Mrs. Veronica Essuman Nelson, has inaugurated a fully equipped medical centre worth about $100,000 for the people of Bando and its surrounding communities in the municipality.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
We still stand by our petition WR Chiefs declare
Tuesday, March 22 2011

Chiefs in the Western Region have expressed their concern about the rejection of their nine point petition presented to the government through parliament.

(ADDOKROM) FANTEAKWA :
Mobile Phones Grow on Trees in Fanteakwa!
Tuesday, March 22 2011

Residents of Addokrom, a village in the Fanteakwa District have appealed  to mobile telecommunications companies in the country to improve their services in the area.

ACCRA :
WHO announces essential drugs for maternal and child health
Wednesday, March 23 2011

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a list of about 30 medicines, which are essential for treating common diseases of mothers and children.

DANGME EAST :
4 schools, teachers and pupils honoured
Wednesday, March 23 2011

Four Junior High Schools (JHS) in the Dangme East District have been
honoured by the Ada Concerned Citizens’ Forum (ACCF) for their excellent performance in last year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).   

ACCRA :
Public hospitals for MMDAs
Wednesday, March 23 2011

Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh,  Minister of Health said the Ministry has initiated steps to provide every district, municipality and metropolis with a public hospital.   

NATIONAL :
About 16,822 Ghanaians so far evacuated from Libya
Wednesday, March 23 2011

Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration said about 16,822 Ghanaians have been evacuated from Libya in excess of the anticipated 10,000.

GA SOUTH :
President Mills cuts sod for Awoshie-Pokuase road
Wednesday, March 23 2011

The President J.E.A Mills has cut the sod for the commencement of work on the Awoshie-Pokuase Road and the Urban Development Project in the Ga South Municipality.

(AGONA NKWANTA) AHANTA WEST :
Gov’t must prioritise potable water supply to schools - NGO
Wednesday, March 23 2011

Mr Yaw Osei Owusu Sekyere, Executive Director of Conservation Foundation has appealed to the government to make water supply to basic schools a priority to enhance teaching and learning.  

KUMASI :
NDC committed to improving water supply system
Wednesday, March 23 2011

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is committed to improving water supply to end the perennial water crises by significantly expanding and upgrading water infrastructure in the country.  

NATIONAL :
85% of sachet water not safe-Research reveals
Wednesday, March 23 2011

Eighty-five percent of ‘pure water’ produced in the country does not meet the required safety standards for the health of consumers, a survey conducted by the Ghana Chemical Society (GCS) has revealed.

 

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA EAST :
Navrongo Senior High gets face lift
Wednesday, March 23 2011

Completed works involving the renovation of five key projects of the Navrongo Senior High School (NAVASCO) valued at about 1.3 million Ghana Cedis were handed over to the management of the school at Navrongo.

ACCRA :
Pianim tells gov’t to take advantage of stability
Wednesday, March 23 2011

Government must take advantage of the stable macroeconomic environment to close the infrastructural gap for accelerated development, Mr Kwame Pianim, an economist said.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Teachers in Kumasi hit the streets
Wednesday, March 23 2011

Hundreds of teachers in the Ashanti Region have embarked on a protest march demanding that executives of the Ghana National Association of Teachers’ (GNAT) and National Association of Graduate Teachers’ (NAGRAT) step down.

AKUAPIM NORTH :
Assembly fails to elect Pm
Wednesday, March 23 2011

Two rounds of election still could not produce a Presiding member for the Akwapim North District in the Eastern Region.

GA EAST :
Abokobi Presby JHS gets new classrooms
Wednesday, March 23 2011

Sod has been cut for the first phase of the construction of a GH¢ 318,000 three- storey building for the Abokobi Presbyterian Junior High School.

ATWIMA KWANWOMA :
New assembly inaugurated
Wednesday, March 23 2011

The 35-member Atwima-Kwanwoma District Assembly has been inaugurated at Foase amidst fanfare.   

ACCRA :
Regional Minister orders immediate implementation of sanitation blueprint
Wednesday, March 23 2011

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashietey has given the go ahead to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) within the Region to begin the implementation  of their sanitation blue print.

OBUASI :
Assembly donates mono desks to Obuasi Sec Tech
Wednesday, March 23 2011

The Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. John Alexander Ackon has said that the infrastructural development going on at Obuasi Senior High Technical School should motivate the students to improve their performance in examinations.

TAMALE :
Northern Region records 16 deaths of CSM
Wednesday, March 23 2011

The Ghana Health Service in the Northern Region has recorded 16 deaths of cerebrum spinal meningitis (CSM) this year out of 95 cases reported at the various health facilities across the region.

NATIONAL :
Ghanaians feared dead in Japan quake
Wednesday, March 23 2011

Contrary to earlier reports that no Ghanaian had died in the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan recently, it has now emerged that at least a few Ghanaians have gone missing.

ACCRA :
UNWTO pledges support for Ghana’s tourism sector
Thursday, March 24 2011

The United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General, Taleb Rifai has pledged technical and financial support for tourism development in Ghana.

WEST GONJA :
Hepatitis B cases on the increase at Daboya, West Gonja
Thursday, March 24 2011

Mr Akwasi Frimpong, an Assemblyman of Daboya Electoral Area in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region, has expressed concern about the increasing rate of hepatitis B cases in the area that has resulted in the death of many.

ACCRA :
Ghana to achieve 100% water coverage by 2025
Thursday, March 24 2011

The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing (MWRWH) is to increase the national water coverage from 59 per cent in 2009 to 80 per cent in 2015. 

ACCRA :
Ghana and Turkey move for closer ties
Thursday, March 24 2011

Turkey President Abdullah Gul, on arrival in Accra, Ghana, for a two-day official visit, has commended Ghana as a leader in efforts to open a new page for Africa.  

ACCRA :
GNAT states position on SSSS
Thursday, March 24 2011

The National Executive Committee of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) said the body should not be blamed for the fallout in the migration of teachers unto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS). 

(ACCRA) AMA :
Landlords ordered to provide toilets by September
Thursday, March 24 2011

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has reiterated its order to landlords in the Metropolis to ensure their households have good toilet facilities by September 2011.

GA SOUTH :
NAK Poultry Association appeals for Assistance
Thursday, March 24 2011

The Executives of the Ngleshie-Amanfro-Kasoa (NAK) Poultry, Livestock and Crop Farmers Co-operative has called on the government to give them financial and technical assistance to enable members to produce poultry products at relatively cheaper cost. 

ACCRA :
DACF formulae for various projects funds laid in parliament
Thursday, March 24 2011

 Mr. Cletus Avoka, Majority Leader, yesterday laid the proposed formula for sharing the District Assemblies Common Fund for the Year 2011 in Parliament.

FANTEAKWA :
Rainstorm visits havoc on communities
Thursday, March 24 2011

Some communities in the Fanteakwa District in the Eastern Region have suffered severe damages through rainstorm.

ACCRA :
Intensify education on iodised salt use - Medical Practitioner
Thursday, March 24 2011

Dr Charles Ackah, a research fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), has called for more education on iodised salt usage and the enforcement of the law on iodated salt consumption.

WA :
270 people have Tuberculosis in UWR
Thursday, March 24 2011

Two hundred and seventy cases of Tuberculosis were recorded in the Upper West Region in 2010 of which 152 persons’ sputum contained the germ, Dr. Kofi Issa, Deputy Upper West Regional Director of Health Service, has said. 

(HAATSO) GA EAST :
Haatso to be elevated
Thursday, March 24 2011

As part of moves to elevate the Haatso Electoral area in the Ga East district, the Assembly Member for the area, Hon. Edward Aryee has outlined a number of projects to be undertaken under his able leadership.

ACCRA :
CHRAJ cleared to proceed with M&J bribery scandal probe
Thursday, March 24 2011

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has won an appeal against a High Court ruling in June 2010 that barred it from further investigations into the Mabey and Johnson bribery scandal which rocked the country in the latter part of 2009.

NATIONAL :
Vetting of NPP Parliamentary aspirants begins on Saturday
Thursday, March 24 2011

Vetting of Parliamentary aspirants of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would be held simultaneously across the country from Saturday, March 26 to Tuesday, March 29.

(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA fails to elect Presiding Member for the third time
Thursday, March 24 2011

There was a huge confusion at the Old Parliament House in Accra on Wednesday when the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) postponed the election of a Presiding Member (PM) for the third tim

(TAKORADI) STMA :
GRA to enforce gifts tax
Thursday, March 24 2011

Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) will strictly enforce the 15% gifts tax rate on any gift valued at GHc50 and above, Mrs Freda Badger, Takoradi District Manager, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of GRA, has said.

KASSENA NANKANA :
Kassena Nankana undertake development projects
Thursday, March 24 2011

The District Chief Executive of Kassena Nankana East Assembly, Hon. Emmanuel Andema has said contractors who use inferior materials to execute their contracts would not be considered for contracts.

(NTIRIBUOHO) AFIGYA-KWABRE :
Ntiribuoho pleads for police protection against robbers
Thursday, March 24 2011

Residents of Ntiribuoho, a fast growing community, in the Afigya-Kwabre District, have appealed to the Ashanti Regional Police Command for more security protection to save them from attacks by robbery gangs.

ACCRA :
Parliament adopts LI on Anti-Money Laundering
Friday, March 25 2011

Parliament has adopted a Legislative Instrument (LI) to regulate the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2008 (Act 749) enacted to track criminals and financiers of terrorist activities.  

KUMASI :
MTN inaugurates Switch Centre
Friday, March 25 2011

Mobile Communications Network (MTN), a global telecommunications giant, has inaugurated a 35-million-dollar switch centre at Kaase in Kumasi to enhance the quality of its services.  

NATIONAL :
ECOWAS appeals to UN and AU
Friday, March 25 2011

Mr. Victor Gbeho, President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, has renewed the call for the United Nations and African Union to assist in removing embattled Laurent Gbagbo from power.  

BIRIM NORTH :
Newmont Mining’s Board approves funding for Akyem project
Friday, March 25 2011

US mining company, Newmont Mining Corporation says, its Board of Directors has approved funding for its Akyem project in Ghana.

NATIONAL :
Ghana and Turkey sign five agreements
Friday, March 25 2011

Ghana and Turkey have signed five agreements as part of the official visit of Turskish President Abdullah Gul, to Ghana, to enhance their diplomatic and bilateral relations. 

NATIONAL :
Minister urges corporate institutions to support School Feeding Programme
Friday, March 25 2011

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has called on corporate institutions to partner government to improve the operations of the Ghana School Feeding Programme.  

NATIONAL :
FDB closes down 28 sachet water producing companies
Friday, March 25 2011

The Food and Drugs Board has closed down twenty-eight sachet water producing companies.

(AGONA NKWANTA) AHANTA WEST :
Five Ivorians involved in fatal accident
Friday, March 25 2011

Five Ivorian nationals fleeing the crisis that has bedeviled their country have died at Agona Nkwanta near Takoradi in the Western Region following a fatal car accident.

BOLGATANGA :
Rousing welcome for Mills as he begins tour
Friday, March 25 2011

Scores of party supporters and residents of Bolgatanga have defied the scorching sun to welcome President J.E.A Mills on his arrival to begin his one week tour of the three northern regions.

ACCRA :
’Pure water’ sellers in fraudulent acts
Friday, March 25 2011

Some drinking water sellers are believed to be capitalising on the apparent public loss of confidence in the wholesomeness of sachet water, popularly called ’pure water’, to defraud the people.

NATIONAL :
GES takes steps to rectify anomalies in salaries
Friday, March 25 2011

The Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (C&AG) have taken steps to rectify anomalies detected in the staff salaries.

NATIONAL :
Applicants for passports asked to collect them
Friday, March 25 2011

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has asked applicants for passports to check an advertisement in the Daily Graphic of March 22 and collect them.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH :
Youth block landfill site over increased cholera cases
Friday, March 25 2011

Youth in Weija in the Ga South Municipal Assembly on Friday blocked the road leading to a landfill site in the area in protest at what they say are unfulfilled promises by the government.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Cholera cases in the Koforidua declines
Friday, March 25 2011

The cholera outbreak in the Koforidua Municipality is declining as the daily cases reported at the Koforidua Regional Hospital have dropped from an average of over 20 cases per day to five cases.

(TESHIE) LEDZEKUKU-KROWOR :
Army to relocate Teshie shooting range
Friday, March 25 2011

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) shooting Gallery along the Teshie –La road will be relocated to Bundase for threats of encroachment, Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Joseph Smith has said.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Local rice missing at Koforidua market
Saturday, March 26 2011

Locally produced rice is very scarce at the Koforidua market in spite of the pronouncement that the country had achieved about 30 per cent increase in local rice production.

ASHAIMAN :
Ashaiman flood victims get support
Saturday, March 26 2011

The 53 most affected victims of last June’s Flood at Ashaiman, have received various working tools and materials valued at GHC19,000 from four Catholic Churches in the Municipality.

(BROHANE) TAIN :
Deprived communities in Wenchi and Tain to access potable water
Saturday, March 26 2011

The Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr. Eric Opoku has directed the Wenchi Municipal and Tain District Assemblies to ensure that their deprived communities have access to potable water soon.

BOLGATANGA :
Return to peace talks, President Mills appeals to Mamprusis
Saturday, March 26 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has made a passionate appeal to Mamprusis on the Bawku Inter-Ethnic Peace Committee to rescind their decision to boycott the Committee’s work and return for the sake of peace.

YENDI :
AGRA Soil Health Project takes-off in northern Ghana
Saturday, March 26 2011

The Soil Health Project of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which is aimed at boosting maize-based cropping system productivity in Northern Ghana through widespread adoption of Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM), has taken off.

(KUMASI) KMA : Gov’t to aid contractors to acquire modern equipment
Saturday, March 26 2011

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah has assured local contractors of the government’s determination to assist them to acquire modern equipment for quality job delivery and enhance their competitiveness.

HOHOE :
Ghana chalks success in the fight against TB
Saturday, March 26 2011

The Ministry of Health and the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP) have announced successes in case detection and management in the global fight against TB and allied HIV and AIDS prevalence rate in Ghana.

NATIONAL :
President orders release of GHc5million to control cholera
Saturday, March 26 2011

President J.E.A Mills has ordered the release of GHC 5 million to step up the control of the cholera epidemic which has plagued the country.

ACCRA :
Speaker of Parliament must come from Parliament – Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu
Sunday, March 27 2011

Mr Osei-Mensah Bonsu, Minority Leader in Parliament on Saturday said Ghana’s Parliament would have gained the needed strength if the function to select the Speaker of the House was vested in Parliament.

CAPE COAST :
Ghana needs well-trained and motivated teachers
Sunday, March 27 2011

A member of the Council of State, Dr Ato Essuman, has stated that good quality education could not be attained without a well-trained and motivated teaching force.  

BOLGATANGA :
Mahama Ayariga involved in an accident
Sunday, March 27 2011

The Deputy Minister of Education Mahama Ayariga has been involved in an accident on the Tamale-Bolga road Sunday morning.

ACCRA :
Women asked to harness potentials for development
Sunday, March 27 2011

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Reverend Dr Joyce Aryee, has called on women in the country to harness their potentials to enable them to effectively contribute to national development.  

(ZABUGU-NATINGA ) BAWKU:
Prez expresses worry about poor sanitation UER
Sunday, March 27 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills on Saturday expressed worry about poor sanitary conditions in the upper East Region.  

ACCRA :
Communities to benefit from national electricity grid
Sunday, March 27 2011

Plans are far advanced for the connection of all 18 communities in the Aiyinase North area in the Ellembelle District to the national electricity grid by the end of the year.

ACCRA :
UG students undergone orientation on NSS online registration
Sunday, March 27 2011

Mr Vincent Senam Kuagbenu, Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), has said this year’s posting of service personnel would focus on local governance and rural development, agriculture, community policing, disaster management, health and Education.   

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA :
Gov’t poised to building a solid and resilient economy –President
Sunday, March 27 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government was poised to building a solid and resilient economy. 

TAMALE :
Ayariga completes surgery after near-fatal crash
Monday, March 28 2011

Injured Deputy Education Minister, Hon Mahama Ayariga, is currently being monitored by doctors and nurses at the Intensive Care Unit of the Tamale Teaching Hospital after undergoing an emergency surgery at the same Hospital early Sunday.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t remains committed to One-Time NHIS payment
Monday, March 28 2011

Government says it remains committed to the implementation of the one-time payment under the National Health Insurance Scheme.

AKYEMANSA :
Ayeboafo Community appeals for development projects
Monday, March 28 2011

Members of the Ayeboafo Community in the Eastern Region has appealed to government to assist them to undertake more development projects to help improve their living conditions.

WA :
President Mills arrives in Wa for two day official visit
Monday, March 28 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has arrived in Wa from Bolgatanga to begin a two-day official visit to the Upper West Region.

NATIONAL :
Pressure mounts on CPP leadership to postpone Congress date
Monday, March 28 2011

Organised groups within the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), have mounted pressure on the national leadership of the party to postpone the National Delegates Congress slated for April 29 and 30 due to inadequate groundwork.

(EGYAM) AHANTA WEST :
Hunter shoots man
Monday, March 28 2011

Tragedy struck residents of Egyam in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region on Saturday when a 38-year-old hunter, Kobena Moshie, mistook a man for a game and shot and killed him.

NATIONAL :
Alert: Painkillers affect manhood – Urologist
Monday, March 28 2011

A urologist at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr J.E. Mensah, has cautioned the public, especially men, against the regular use of painkillers such as Ibuprofen and Aspirin because of their increased risk of causing erectile dysfunction.

BUNKPURUGU YUNYOO :
PM assures residents of Bunkpurugu Yunyoo
Monday, March 28 2011

The newly elected Presiding Member for the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo district, Dr. Benson Boinkum Konlaan has observed that the district lacked economic opportunities needed to make inhabitants become economically self sufficient.

NATIONAL :
Missing Ghanaians in Japan found - Mumuni
Monday, March 28 2011

Some Ghanaians who were feared dead in Japan following the deadly earthquake cum tsunami that struck the country have been found.

NATIONAL :
More sachet water companies blacklisted
Monday, March 28 2011

The Food and Drugs Boards (FDB) has identified and blacklisted more sachet water production companies bringing the number of blacklisted companies to 48, and promising to fish out more unwholesome water producers.

HO :
GETFund provides new vehicles for schools in VR
Tuesday, March 29 2011

Mr Joseph Amenowode, the Volta Regional Minister, has presented 20 vehicles to the Ghana Education Service (GES) meant for some educational institutions in the region.

EAST GONJA :
Assembly prepares to reduce flood impacts
Tuesday, March 29 2011

The East Gonja District Assembly and the District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) is preparing to help reduce the impact of floods in the area which is expected due to the onset of the rainy season.

STMA :
More oil and gas discovered
Tuesday, March 29 2011

Tullow Oil says it has made a discovery at its licence in offshore Ghana, revealing oil, gas and gas condensate.

DORMAA-AHENKRO :
NHIS launches product to increase patronage
Tuesday, March 29 2011

The Brong Ahafo regional office of the National Health Insurance Scheme, has launched a new product dubbed: “Ndoboa” for 10 schemes in its Zone Three at Dormaa Ahenkro as part of measures to increase patronage of the Scheme in the Region.

KUMBUNGU :
MiDA invest 5.3 million dollars in water project
Tuesday, March 29 2011

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has invested over 5.3 million dollars in the Tamale Water Extension Project (TWEP) to improve water supply to the Tamale Metropolis and some districts that fall under MiDAs intervention zone in the Northern Region. 

ACCRA :
Housing deficit likely to double within the next decade
Tuesday, March 29 2011

Ghana’s housing deficit stands at one million units per household, and there is the likelihood that the figure would double within the next decade, a public data on shelter has indicated.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
SHS students educated on unsafe abortion
Tuesday, March 29 2011

Students from various senior high schools in the New Juaben Municipality were educated on how to prevent unsafe abortion of  pregnancy at a workshop at Koforidua.  

NATIONAL:
Black Stars faces England at Wembley in a historic encounter
Tuesday, March 29 2011

Today Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at exactly 19:00hrs GMT, Ghana Black Stars will come face-to-face with their English counterpart in an international titanic friendly at the Wembley stadium in England.

BAWKU :
Regent of Dagbon calls for peace and stability
Tuesday, March 29 2011

The Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani, has urged the people of Dagbon to make a firm commitment to peace and stability in the area.  

ACCRA :
Govt votes funds for biometric voting
Tuesday, March 29 2011

The government has approved of GH¢80 million for the biometric registration and verification exercise for the conduct of the 2012 elections.

(AKOASI) BIRIM NORTH:
Boy gets scholarship
Tuesday, March 29 2011

A six year old boy, Kojo Agyekum at Akoasi in the Birim North District has been offered educational scholarship to any level in his educational pursuit.

(TEMA) TMA :
Government pays TOR debt
Tuesday, March 29 2011

The government has redeemed its pledge to settle its indebtedness to the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) by releasing GH¢572million for the repayment of the balance owed it by the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).

ELLEMBELE :
NADMO admits refugees claims of hunger
Tuesday, March 29 2011

Officials of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) have confirmed reports of shortage of food at the refugee camps, housing thousands of Ivoirians in the Ellembele District of the Western Region.

NEW JUABEN :
New Juaben presiding member outlines vision
Tuesday, March 29 2011

The new Presiding Member of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly, Hon. George Abdul Dramani, has said he would ensure that the assembly worked as a team in order to achieve development.

(NARO) NADOWLI :
President Mills cuts sod for the tarring of Wa/Han road
Tuesday, March 29 2011

President John Atta Mills has cut a sod for the construction and tarring of a 30-kilometer stretch of the Wa-Han road at Naro in the Nadowli District.

NATIONAL :
Minister assures teachers of pay this month
Tuesday, March 29 2011

The Minister of Education, Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu has assured teachers that their salaries will be ready by the end of this month.

GA EAST :
Assemblyman calls for unity
Tuesday, March 29 2011

The Assembly Member for the Dome West Electoral  Area in the Ga East Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region, Hon. Benjamin Ayiteye Okaine has called for the need for Assembly members to be united and  develop the assembly.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Nduom calls for petrochemical industry in Western Region
Tuesday, March 29 2011

Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, Convention  People’s Party (CPP) presidential candidate in Election 2008, has called for the establishment of a petrochemical industry in the Western Region to boost industrialisation in the area.

ACCRA :
Court acquits Ya-Na murder suspects
Tuesday, March 29 2011

All 15 Abudu suspects standing trial for the murder of the late Dagbon Overlord Ya Na Yakubu Andani II have been acquitted and discharged by the Fast Track High Court in Accra.

BOLGATANGA:
22 Cuban doctors posted to Upper East Region
Wednesday, March 30 2011

Dr Felipe Delgado Bustillo, Head of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Bolgatanga has commended the Government for the importance it attached to health delivery in the country.

AJUMAKO :
Hospital receives £8,660 equipment
Wednesday, March 30 2011

The Ajumako District Hospital has received £8660 worth of equipment from a Ghanaian resident in Essex, United Kingdom, Mrs Flyvia Impram.  

ACCRA :
“Don’t politicise enforcement of Fisheries Regulation Law”- Chief Fisherman
Wednesday, March 30 2011

Nii Abeo Kyerekuanda IV, Chief Fisherman of Ga State has appealed to politicians to leave the implementation and enforcement of the Fisheries Regulation Law to the appropriate authorities to ensure sanity in the industry.   

TAMALE :
Violence under control
Wednesday, March 30 2011

Interior Minister Dr. Benjamin Kumbuor has assured that the security agencies have the violence in the Tamale Metropolis under control.

HO :
HR management in Ghana lacks strategic focus
Wednesday, March 30 2011

Human Resource (HR) management in Ghana is yet to make a transition from its routine administrative phase to a strategic stage.  

ACCRA :
Gov’t to ensure fairness to all- Akologu
Wednesday, March 30 2011

Government has taken notice of the ruling by a High Court on the Ya-Na case and the subsequent reaction by a section of the public. 

TEMA :
Transport Minister visits Tema Port
Wednesday, March 30 2011

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Transport said government would soon take a decision on the Report of the Committee of Enquiry into the operations of the Tema Shipyard and Drydock Company (PSC).  

TAMALE :
Curfew imposed on Tamale Metropolis
Wednesday, March 30 2011

The Minister of the Interior on the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council has imposed a curfew on Tamale and its environs with effect from Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

AGONA EAST :
Agona East Assembly apologizes to three chiefs
Wednesday, March 30 2011

The Agona East District Assembly has apologized to three chiefs who were not invited to its inauguration on March 15 .

NATIONAL :
ECG sorry for blackout during Ghana-England game
Wednesday, March 30 2011

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has apologized to Ghanaians who were denied the opportunity to watch the entire historic friendly match between Ghana and England on Tuesday night, due to interruptions in power supply.

(ODUMASE) SUNYANI WEST :
Workshop on new building technology ends
Wednesday, March 30 2011

A 10-day intensive workshop to deliberate on the use of Compressed Earth Bricks (CEB)for building projects aimed at  minimizing the cost of building and providing affordable housing has ended on Monday at Don Bosco Technical Institute at Odumase in Sunyani West District.

ASANTE-AKIM NORTH :
Asante-Akim North fails to elect PM again
Wednesday, March 30 2011

The  Asante Akim North Municipal Assembly failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM) for the second time after three rounds of voting, apparently due to sharp political polarization of the Assembly.

(SIIRIYIRI) WA WEST :
President launches GH¢ 90m electrification project in UWR
Wednesday, March 30 2011

President John Atta Mills has launched a GH¢90-million Rural Electrification Project for the people of the Upper West Region at Siiriyiri in the Wa West District, to end his two-day official visit to the Region.

(MANKESSIM) MFANTSEMAN :
Gov’t committed to promoting quality education for all
Thursday, March 31 2011

Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has reiterated government efforts in ensuring quality education in the country by providing school building and other infrastructure.   

(DEDEDO) SOUTH DAYI :
Priest urges Peace Committee to deepen reconciliation efforts
Thursday, March 31 2011

Monsignor Anthony Kornu Vicar-General of the Ho Diocese of the Catholic Church has appealed to the people of Tsito and Peki traditional areas to approach their peace talks with openness, truthfulness and prayers. 

ATWIMA-KWANWOMA :
Assembly gets PM
Thursday, March 31 2011

A 49 year old Architect, Mr Asare Yeboah has been elected the Presiding Member (PM) of the Atwima-Kwanwoma District Assembly the Ashanti Region.

TARKWA : President cuts sod for work on Tarkwa-Bogoso-Ayamfuri road
Thursday, March 31 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has cut sod for the reconstruction of  the 94.4 kilometre Tarkwa-Bogoso-Ayamfuri road in the Western Region.

TAMALE :
Gov’t will appeal against the Ya- Na murder judgement
Thursday, March 31 2011

Alhaji Sumani Abukari MP for Tamale North, has stated that government would appeal against the no case verdict of an Accra Fast Track High Court in respect of the fourteen persons accused of murdering Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II.    

(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA to organise clean-up exercise against cholera
Thursday, March 31 2011

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in collaboration with the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council is to organise clean-up exercises in all the 11 Sub-Metropolitan areas as part of measures in curbing the cholera outbreak that had engulfed the metropolis.

ACCRA :
Former President Rawlings reacts to court ruling on Ya Na’s murder
Thursday, March 31 2011

Former President Jerry John Rawlings, has expressed serious concern about acts of omission that contributed to the ruling by an Accra Fast Track High Court.

AWUTU-SENYA :
Awutu Senya appeals for hospital
Thursday, March 31 2011

The Awutu-Senya District has made a passionate appeal to the government as a matter of urgency build a befitting hospital for the district to cater for the increasing number of people that needs health care.

GA EAST :
Assembly Member to help curb sanitation problem
Thursday, March 31 2011

Hon. Mohammed Ali, the Assembly Member for Dome East Electoral Area has decried the sanitation situation in the area.

(CASTLE) AMA :
President Mills in close door meeting with Andani’s
Thursday, March 31 2011

President J.E.A Mills is in a close door meeting with high powered delegation of Andani and National Democratic Congress (NDC) party executives at the Castle, Osu.

ACCRA :
No water for Accra, Tema residents
Thursday, March 31 2011

There is no water flowing in Accra, Tema and its environs because pumping machines at Weija and Kpong have been rendered temporarily dysfunctional.

TAMALE :
Breadbasket to be piloted in Tamale
Thursday, March 31 2011

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi has said small-holder farmers in Ghana could play a major role in the nation’s quest to achieve food security targets.

NATIONAL :
President Mills expresses frustration at Ya-Na’s ruling
Thursday, March 31 2011

President J.E.A Mills has expressed frustration at last Tuesday’s ruling by an Accra Fast Track High Court acquitting and discharging 14 persons who were being tried for allegedly conspiring to murder the late overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II.

(ASSIN FOSU) ASSIN NORTH :
Cocoa farmers asked to produce quality beans
Thursday, March 31 2011

The Central Regional Cocoa and Sheanut Farmers Association Chief Farmer, Nana Kwesi Ofori, has appealed to cocoa farmers in the Region to remove rotten beans from their products before selling them to COCOBOD.