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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Atiwa District in the Eastern Region has launched anti-bushfire campaign to sensitize inhabitants on the dangers and effects of bushfires.
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.
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.
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.
The National Constitution Review Conference opened today in Accra after 13 months of public consultation.
President John Evans Attah Mills has nominated new District Chief Executives (DCEs) for the Central Region.
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.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sekondi, Papa Owusu Ankomah has launched the Constituency Education Support Scheme at Sekondi in the Western Region.
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.
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.
The government has indicated that it will use chartered flights to evacuate stranded Ghanaians in Libya.
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.
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.
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.
The Consumer Protection Agency has kicked against the 5 pesewas increse in the price of sachet water.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has said it has not allowed the use of light for fishing for three months.
Two Senior High Schools in the Bolgatanga Municipality, Zuarungu and Zamsetec SHSs, are lacking infrastructure and this is hampering academic work
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.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly is to enforce its bye laws on buying and selling on prinicpal streets in the metropolis from next month.
Parliament on Wednesday passed the controversial Petroleum Revenue Management Bill.
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.
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.
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.
The Minister for Chieftaincy and Culture, Hon. Alexander Asum-Ahensah has said a Royal College would soon be established for chiefs in the country.
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.
The third batch of Ghanaian evacuees arrived in Accra from Libya, where the country is reeling in deadly political impasse.
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”.
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.
The Sissala East District Health Service is challenged by many factors including inadequate skilled personnel and equipment.
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.
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).
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.
More teachers across the country have joined in the protest against their placement on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
News reaching ghanadistricts.com indicates that part of the ceiling at the departure hall of the Kotoka International Airport has collapsed.
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.
The Birim Central Municipal Health Management Team has recorded five suspected cases of cholera.
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.
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.
Samuel Adjei, a 52-year-old man, died when a Yutong bus knocked him down at Apedwa Junction in the Eastern Region.
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.
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.
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.
President J.E.A Mills is to address the nation, today as Ghana marks its 54th Independence anniversary.
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.
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.
54th Independence Day Celebration Address By His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mill, President, Republic Of Ghana. March 6, 2011
Traditional authorities in the Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region have released lands to the Assembly for use as final dumping sites.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Some prominent Ghanaian entrepreneurs have been nominated to receive awards at the maiden Ghana Entrepreneurs Awards, scheduled for Friday, April 15, in Accra.
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.
Students of the various schools in the Birim North District put up a sterling performance to mark the 54th independence anniversary of Ghana.
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.
The 54th Independence Day celebration in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai was marked with a parade of school children at the district capital, Bibiani.
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.
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.
Residents in the Garu-Tempane District will soon breathe air of relief from the hustles of accessing quality health care.
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.
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.
The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has projected 15% expansion of the Ghanaian economy for this year.
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.
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).
The Betty Kings International Ministries based in the United Kingdom presented hospital equipment to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Rospital.
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.
The Community Hospital, a private hospital at Ashongman in the Ga East Municipality has commissioned new wards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty communities in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region are to be hooked to the national grid this year.
Seventeen people have died of cholera at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital in Accra since the first case was reported in January this year.
The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has completed and put into service, the Fourth 161kV transmission line between Tema and Accra.
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.
Africa is bidding to host the world’s largest Telescope, that would make the continent a major hub for astronomy in the world.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government would this year extend electricity to 500 communities as part of the “Better Ghana” agenda.
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.
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.
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.
Vice President John Dramani Maahama has pledged government’s effort to turn Ghana into the net exporter of food in the next five years.
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.
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.
Inflation went up marginally for the month of February, the second time in as many months.
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.
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.
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.
Work is progressing on a seventy-two market stores project at Mpraeso in the Kwahu South District in the Eastern Region.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Mrs. Lucy Awuni, Upper East Deputy Minister, has chastised teachers in the Region for embarking on what she termed as “violent demonstration”.
Minister of Health, Joseph Yieleh Chireh said the Ministry had increased intake into Ophthalmic Nursing and Training School to produce more ophthalmic nurses.
The Kwahu East District Assembly has identified some key areas to tap to boost its revenue mobilization.
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.
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.
About four communities in the Birim South District are to be provided with mechanized boreholes by the last quarter of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jesus Mission Church branch at Panpanso-Krokese near Nsawam, has cultivated six hectares of oil palm and mango plantations.
Some parents have expressed concern over the ongoing strike by teachers in the country over their placement on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
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.
The Kwabre District Assembly has distributed over 3000 school uniforms to pupils in basic schools in the District.
President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated two persons for the position of District Chief Executives in the Eastern Region.
Ntiribuoho, a sprawling community in Afigya Kwabre has set up an 11-member committee to tackle the growing indiscipline there.
The Deputy Minister of Trade, Dr Joseph Annan has said the Ayensu Starch Company would restart production within the second quarter of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mills administration has terminated some 440 road construction contracts since assuming office in January 2009.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two students of the Shama Senior High School (names withheld) have been suspended indefinitely for watching pornography on campus.
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.
Residents in Shea butter producing communities in northern Ghana have been asked to desist from felling the shea tress.
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.
Construction work on about five school projects in the Kwahu West Municipality have been abandoned since 2009.
The poor state of roads in the three northern regions is a major hindrance to the economic development of the area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has presented 200 bags of rice to 1,080 people who were hit by floods last year.
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.
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.
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.
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
Government has debunked media reports that its appointment to the District Assemblies has been over-bloated ostensibly to give advantage to Government.
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.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) says it has detained a consignment of unwholesome Titus sardines in vegetable oil and in tomato sauce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metropolitan Municipal and District Assembly members (MMDAs) were today inaugurated nationwide alongside government appointees amidst controversies.
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.
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.
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.
The inaugural ceremony of the 5th Accra Metrpolitan Assembly has been held in Accra today.
Newly inaugurated government appointees and Assembly Members have been advised against using their positions to indirectly control other institutions and gain unwaranted favours.
Residents in Shea butter producing communities in Northern Ghana have been asked to desist from felling the Shea trees.
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).
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.
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.
The New Juaben Municipal Assembly could not elect a Presiding Member after two rounds of voting.
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.
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.
Forty-nine Assembly Members have been inaugurated and sworn into office at Zebilla in the Bawku West District in the Upper East Region.
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.
The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has inaugurated the second session of the Shama District Assembly at Shama in the Western Region.
The steel bridge linking the western corridor to Cote d’Ivoire and the northern part of the Western Region is in danger of collapsing.
Information reaching www.ghanadistricts.com indicates that President John Evans Atta Mills has dismissed five Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has requested all teachers to report to work immediately.
Newmont Ghana Limited has provided 12 motorbikes to Agric Extension Officers in the Birim North District.
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.
The government on Wednesday emphasised that the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General Peter Augustine Blay, is still at post.
Six people have tested positive for Cholera in the Tema Metropolis since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Nanumba North District Assembly in the northern region may conduct business without a Presiding Member for the next two years.
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.
Mr. Isaac Kwame Adjah, An Educationist has been elected as the Presiding Member for Birim North District in the Eastern Region.
Mr. Richard K. Sefe, a teacher and the assembly member for Avume has been elected the Presiding Member for the Keta Municipal Assembly.
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.
A member of the Gonja Traditional Council is accusing the Buipe Wura, Mahama Abdulai Jinapor II, of abduction and attempted murder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President John Evans Atta Mills has approved the relocation of Ghana’s Mission in Japan to Seoul, South Korea
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 yesterday unanimously approved an amount of GH¢85 million credit facility for the construction of school infrastructure for the Senior High School Program.
Health experts have declared cholera a full blown epidemic in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fifty-four members of the Yilo Krobo District; thirty government appointees and twenty-four elected members were inducted into office.
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.
The Birim South District Assembly as part of efforts to create more jobs opportunities to its citizens is considering venturing into fish farming.
President John Evans Atta-Mills has nominated Captain Anthony R. Cudjoe (Rtd) as the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for the Sekondi-Takoradi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A total of 391 Pregnant Women in the Tema Metropolis tested positive for HIV last year as against 215 in 2009.
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.
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.
Government is to combine the proposed one- time National Health Insurance (NHIS) premium with the current annual payment system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Internship of all health graduates has now been laced with the National Service Scheme.
The Akwapim North District has held inaugural ceremony for the members of the newly constituted assembly at Akropong in the district capital.
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.
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.
After two rounds of election, Mr. Francis Seglah was elected the Presiding Member for the Ketu North District Assembly.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Volunteers of the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) have been lauded for helping in diverse ways to develop the Ghanaian economy.
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.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has warned the public against Morindy Noni Juice drink which its promoters say has medicinal values.
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.
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.
Chiefs in the Western Region have expressed their concern about the rejection of their nine point petition presented to the government through parliament.
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a list of about 30 medicines, which are essential for treating common diseases of mothers and children.
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).
Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Health said the Ministry has initiated steps to provide every district, municipality and metropolis with a public hospital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government must take advantage of the stable macroeconomic environment to close the infrastructural gap for accelerated development, Mr Kwame Pianim, an economist said.
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.
Two rounds of election still could not produce a Presiding member for the Akwapim North District in the Eastern Region.
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.
The 35-member Atwima-Kwanwoma District Assembly has been inaugurated at Foase amidst fanfare.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Secretary General, Taleb Rifai has pledged technical and financial support for tourism development in Ghana.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has reiterated its order to landlords in the Metropolis to ensure their households have good toilet facilities by September 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.
Mr. Cletus Avoka, Majority Leader, yesterday laid the proposed formula for sharing the District Assemblies Common Fund for the Year 2011 in Parliament.
Some communities in the Fanteakwa District in the Eastern Region have suffered severe damages through rainstorm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
US mining company, Newmont Mining Corporation says, its Board of Directors has approved funding for its Akyem project in Ghana.
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.
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.
The Food and Drugs Board has closed down twenty-eight sachet water producing companies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Deputy Minister of Education Mahama Ayariga has been involved in an accident on the Tamale-Bolga road Sunday morning.
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.
President John Evans Atta Mills on Saturday expressed worry about poor sanitary conditions in the upper East Region.
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.
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.
President John Evans Atta Mills said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government was poised to building a solid and resilient economy.
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.
Government says it remains committed to the implementation of the one-time payment under the National Health Insurance Scheme.
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.
President John Evans Atta Mills has arrived in Wa from Bolgatanga to begin a two-day official visit to the Upper West Region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some Ghanaians who were feared dead in Japan following the deadly earthquake cum tsunami that struck the country have been found.
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.
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.
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.
Tullow Oil says it has made a discovery at its licence in offshore Ghana, revealing oil, gas and gas condensate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The government has approved of GH¢80 million for the biometric registration and verification exercise for the conduct of the 2012 elections.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Minister of Education, Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu has assured teachers that their salaries will be ready by the end of this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ajumako District Hospital has received £8660 worth of equipment from a Ghanaian resident in Essex, United Kingdom, Mrs Flyvia Impram.
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.
Interior Minister Dr. Benjamin Kumbuor has assured that the security agencies have the violence in the Tamale Metropolis under control.
Human Resource (HR) management in Ghana is yet to make a transition from its routine administrative phase to a strategic stage.
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.
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).
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.
The Agona East District Assembly has apologized to three chiefs who were not invited to its inauguration on March 15 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 49 year old Architect, Mr Asare Yeboah has been elected the Presiding Member (PM) of the Atwima-Kwanwoma District Assembly the Ashanti Region.
President John Evans Atta Mills has cut sod for the reconstruction of the 94.4 kilometre Tarkwa-Bogoso-Ayamfuri road in the Western Region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hon. Mohammed Ali, the Assembly Member for Dome East Electoral Area has decried the sanitation situation in the area.
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.
There is no water flowing in Accra, Tema and its environs because pumping machines at Weija and Kpong have been rendered temporarily dysfunctional.
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.
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.
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.