The Brong Ahafo Regional Technical Advisory Team of Messrs P&H Enterprise and Consultants under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) schooled some selected heads of department in the Asunafo North Municipal Assembly of the Brong Ahafo Region on Public Financial Management (PFM).
President John Dramani Mahama on Friday renewed government’s commitment to abolish fees for both day and boarding students of Senior High schools in the 2015/2016 academic year.
A cashew farmer at Jenjemireja in the Jaman South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region has appealed to the Government to incorporate cashew production in the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) Project.
The International Growth Centre in Ghana (IGC), in collaboration with the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) on Friday organised a colloquium to brainstorm on how to build effective cities for growth in Ghana.
Ghana presently needs 244 million metric cubic feet of gas a day to power its power plants as well as re-injection into oil fields.
Municipal and District Chief Executives (M/DCEs) in Brong-Ahafo have been advised to avail themselves to the general public in the administration of their Municipalities and Districts.
Mrs Matilda Baffour Awuah, Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service has commissioned a transformational taskforce to help upgrade the Prisons system to conform to the United Nations standards.
The Ministry of Health is working hard to reduce neonatal death as well as maternal and child mortality and mobility in the country.
25 officials of four assemblies have been interdicted for allegedly recruiting people, back-dating their appointments and paying the supposed salary arrears to themselves.
Donors have withheld direct budgetary support worth US$700million in the past two years in response to the government’s large spending overruns and the inability of some ministries to meet conditions for disbursement.
President John Dramani Mahama has reshuffled Regional Ministers for the second time, sending them back to various regions where they were initially assigned to in 2013.
The District Chief Executive of the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District, Philip N. Laari has handed over the maternity ward at the new district hospital in Bunkpurugu to the district Health directorate of the area.
The pro-poor Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) concept is one of the innovative ideas of making health services available to Ghanaians at their doorsteps.
A 40-seater capacity library constructed by Odotobri Rural Bank Limited has been handed over to the people of Jacobu in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti region.
President John Mahama will perform a sod-cutting ceremony at Nyanoa, near Adeiso in the Upper West Akyem District in the Eastern Region, today for work to begin on the first batch of 50 new community day senior high schools (SHSs).
The La-Nkwantanang-Madina Environmental Health and Management Unit of the Municipal Assembly, on Saturday, organized a six-hour clean-up exercise within the municipality, desilting all gutters lined up along the main Madina, the Central Markets towards the Social Welfare.
Transport fares are likely to up again due to the upward adjustments in fuel prices over the weekend.
A two-day forum code-named ‘ Gonjaland Economic Forum” is to be opened in Accra tomorrow March 4, at the Best Western Premier Hotel to officially discuss investment opportunities within the Gonja Kingdom.
Northern Women Gari processing group at Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region has held a stakeholders workshop as part of their business advocacy project under the theme “Advocating for facilities for poverty elevation”.
The contractor working on the first lot of the147.5 km Fufulso-Damongo-Sawla road in the western part of the northern region is having it tough with owners of temporal structures along the main street of Damongo.
Nima 441 and Kwaotsuru communities in the Greater Accra Region have excelled in the activities of the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) programmes, a policy dialogue learnt here at the weekend.
A 33-member reconstituted Brong-Ahafo Regional Lands Commission was on Friday inaugurated in Sunyani.
The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has initiated the ‘Mayor’s Ball’ concept to gather revenue for the implementation of the Assembly’s priority projects.
The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) on Saturday organized a massive clean-up exercise in the municipality to ensure that the area was clean for the commemoration of the nation’s 57th independent Anniversary.
Minister of Trade and Industry, Haruna Iddrisu, has urged exporters, manufacturers and entrepreneurs to adopt best trade practices to help enhance the standard of products being exported.
Opinion leaders and development oriented people living outside and within the Wasipe Traditional Area in the North Gonja district will soon converge at Daboya to celebrate this year’s 38th Congress of the Gonjaland Youth Association.
As the missing babies` at the Konfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) saga rages on, Majority Chief Whip, Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has called for much deeper investigation to be carried out into the matter to ascertain the facts of the unfortunate incident.
President John Daramani Mahama on Tuesday said although Ghana had a strong Judicial tradition, there was still the need to tap the experiences of other countries to strengthen the institutions.
Ghanaian Language teachers have been urged to develop the knowledge and skills of students to adopt a positive attitude towards learning Ghanaian languages and culture.
Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) will from Monday, 10th March 2014, close the Adomi Bridge to all vehicular activities to undertake major rehabilitation works.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Helen Ntoso has joined other Officials of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly led by the Municipal Chief Executive, Dr. Kwaku Owusu Acheampong to clean-up the municipality as they intensifies preparation towards the commemoration of Ghana’s 57th Independence Anniversary.
The Twifo Himan Lower Denkyira District assembly has distributed 1,000 dual desks to some selected basic schools as part of improving educational infrastructure in the area.
National Health Insurance Card bearing members are being turned down by Techiman Holy Family Hospital as a results of what the Authority says delay of payment of their claims.
Residents of Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region have suggested to the Municipal Chief Executive for the area, Mr. Opoku Boakye-Yiadom to make road projects a priority when taking developmental needs of the people into consideration.
Nene Kanor Atiapah, Acting President and Mankralo of the Ningo Traditional Area has appealed to the President, John Dramani Mahama to consider their plea for a district.
The President of the Republic of Guinea, H.E. Professor Alpha Condé, will arrive in Accra today, Wednesday, for a three-day State visit to Ghana. President Condé will be the Special Guest at tomorrow’s 57th Independence Anniversary Parade.
A member of a National Democratic Congress (NDC) youth group based in Lamsheigu in the Tamale Metropolis, has accused the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Abdul Hanna Gundadoo of assaulting him.
The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has urged government to adhere to its promise to redistribute teachers to ensure access to quality education for every child.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahafo Ano South in the Ashanti Region, Gabriel Barima who has made the word “tweaa” popular has been dismissed.
Ghana marks its 57th Independence Anniversary today Thursday, 6 March, 2014 with parades across the country.
Twice defeated Presidential Candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says God has told him all that he wanted to know concerning the next step to take in his political career.
Independence day is here with us again and as usual we are going through the ritual of flogging ourselves about how little we have achieved considering the significant natural resources put at our disposal – gold, diamond, bauxite, manganese, oil and gas and soil that delivers cocoa, timber, rice, maize etc. plus human capital that is celebrated in many parts of the world.
The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) would soon build high occupancy schools under its ‘Industrial City Basic School Project’ (ICBS) to solve the Metropolis’ school infrastructural challenge.
Mr Akwasi Opong-Fosu, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development has bemoaned funding challenges as some of the constraints affecting newly created districts in the countr
The District Chief Executive of the Ayensuano District, Hon. Mark Ofori Darko speaking at the 57th independence anniversary parade has said it is time to instill a sense of patriotism into our children before they grow.
President John Dramani Mahama has called for increased community participation in the management of schools to enhance academic and related output of students.
The government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Douja Promotion Group (DPG) of Morocco for the construction of 10,000 social housing units.
Reports from the Nanumba North District in the Northern Region indicate that calm has been restored to the area after sporadic shooting between rival factions on Thursday night. Disagreement over the burial place of the Na-Kpana Salifu Dawunide reportedly resulted in the sporadic shooting.
Work on the first community day senior high school (SHS) in the Volta Region has started at Chinderi in the Krachi Nchumuru District.
The Chairman of the Electoral Commission has been summoned to Parliament to explain why the District level election cannot be organised.
District Chief Executive for Akatsi North, James Gunu has asked is constituents and for that matter Ghanaian in general to rekindle the spirit of patriotism that has ones propelled this country to an enviable status.
The District Chief Executive for Kwabre East, Adams Iddisa, has called on Ghanaians to be patriotic and united in the nation’s quest for building a very strong and prosperous nation.
The Birim Central Municipal Assembly last year mobilised Gh 634,371.54, representing 89.8 per cent of its projected figure of Gh 706,120.48 for 2013.
President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday said the withdrawal of the teacher trainee allowance in Colleges of Education was to offer admission to more students in the colleges.
The Government at the weekend saluted Ghanaian women for their relentless fortitude for the development of the family, community and state as the country joins the global community to mark United Nations declared International Womens Day.
The Gas Processing Plant at Atuabo which started in the last quarter of 2011, is to be completed by March 31, this year, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy and Petroleum, said on Friday.
The Adomi Bridge will be closed to traffic today March 10, 2014 for the next two years.
The Local Government Minister, Akwasi Oppong Fosu, has attributed the inability of most of the newly created districts to meet their internally generated revenue targets to challenges to in revenue mobilization.
The Birim Central Municipal Assembly has been allocated US$ 264,710.17 Urban Development Grant (UDG 02) for infrastructural development.
Mr. Emmanuel Dede Appiah, the District Chief Executive for the Amansie Central in the Ashanti Region has donated some sporting equipment to his alma mater, Jacubu Senior High Technical School.
A total of 2,331 Better Ghana Agenda laptop computers have now been presented to teachers who completed the Rlg Information Communication Technology training under the Basic school Computerisation Project in the Central Region.
Mr. Akwasi Opong-Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has bemoaned funding challenges as some of the constraints affecting the newly-created districts resulting in renting private apartments for official accommodation.
Mr Albert Akoka Alalzuuga, District Chief Executive for Garu Temapane, in the Upper East Region, has expressed concern about the high rate of motor accidents in the area.
Basic School Teachers in the Agona East District have been made to sign performance agreement with the District Chief Executive (DCE), to help promote education.
The Apostolic Church Ghana has inaugurated the Apostolic Relief and Welfare Foundation (ARWEF) to help make more meaningful contributions into the life of others.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Nzema East, Mr James Atta Kakra Baidoe, says government is determined to protect fisheries resources and enforce the fisheries laws to sustain livelihoods of coastal communities.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Ephraim Avea Nsoh has expressed gratitude to all development stakeholders for sharing in his vision and showing high level of commitment towards the realisation of the dream since June, 2013.
The Municipal chief Executive for Wenchi, Alhaji Hakibu Dauda has paid glowing homage to founding stars of Ghana.
Hon. Helen Adjoa Ntoso, the Eastern Regional Minister has called on Municipal/District Assemblies to be abreast of government policies and programmes towards the achievement of the Better Ghana Agenda.
A 33- member Eastern Regional Lands Commission has been inaugurated with a call on members to ensure equity in functional responsibilities in a short ceremony organised at the Regional Co-ordinating Council, Koforidua.
Hajia Mary Nakobu, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Chereponi in the Northjern Region, has called on the various interest groups in the district to close their ranks and work as a team towards addressing the numerous challenges confronting the Assembly.
The Ambassador of DANIDA, Margit Thomsen, paid a historic working visit to Suame Magazine to inspect the new 1000 acre site intended to be develop Suame Magazine into a Globally Competitive Industrial complex.
Teachers have been advised to give off their best and help produce patriotic, law abiding, disciplined and God-fearing children.
Mr. Akwasi Oppong Fosu, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development has expressed optimism that assemblies will meet the September deadline on the Street naming and property address system.
Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development over the weekend noted that the key part of public sector development was driven by decentralisation.
A 16-seater toilet facility constructed by the Amansie Central District Assembly in the Ashanti Region for residents of Akasanim has been handed over to the community.
The Twifo Heman Lower Denkyira (THLD) District Assembly has as part of efforts to improve its educational infrastructure, awarded contract for the construction of a two separate 3-unit classroom blocks for Jukwaa and Pepekrom communities.
The Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service has uncovered four different accounts used by philanthropist, Michelle McGowano, to divert funds meant for the treatment of three children with strange skin diseases.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Ga East Municipal Assembly, Hon. Kwao Sackey has tasked parents, guardians and all stakeholders of education in the municipality to show interest in the management of schools in the municipality.
Students in the Amansie Central District in the Ashanti Region have been challenged to strive for academic success by studying hard.
Two separate small town water systems co-financed by the community water and sanitation agency and the Talensi District Assembly for the people of Pwalugu and Duusi are ongoing in the benefiary communities.
The 2012 Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has announced he will declare his intentions on his political career on Thursday March 20, 2014 in the national capital Accra.
President Mahama says changing the attitude of Ghanaians towards nation building is his major obstacle as leader of the country.
More Businesses, Companies and Corporate bodies are surging up in the Bolgatanga municipality to extend their business and services to the residents of the area, the Municipal Chief Executive, Edward Ayiriba Ayagle disclosed.
The Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service in the Northern Region recorded 514 abused domestic violence cases in 2013 as against 379 in 2012.
The Finance Ministry says it has released over GHC50m to the Electoral Commission (EC) to hold the district level elections for 2014.
Ghana is said to lack economic ambassadors who would canvass for aid for the country at the international level and lure investors into the various sectors of the economy.
In the wake of the recent disturbances in Tamale, three platoons of specially trained public order management personnel of the Formed Police Unit have been air-lifted to Tamale by the Ghana Airforce to maintain law and order.
The Ministry of Finance has released over fifty five million cedis to the Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct District Assembly Elections.
The Ministry of Finance has released over fifty five million cedis to the Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct District Assembly Elections.
Inflation shot up marginally to 14 percent in February this year from 13.8 percent recorded in January.
Information available to peacefmonline.com indicates that a six-storey uncompleted building has collapsed at Nii Boi town, a suburb of Accra.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asante-Akim North, Mr Daniel Osei, has called for an end to the unacceptable practice of sending school children home over non-payment of printing fees and Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) dues by teachers.
Project Volta, a development focused group in the Volta Region, on Tuesday presented a kente cloth and a citation to Mr Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, outgoing Volta Regional Minister for his dedicated service to the Region.
So far two bodies have been retrieved from the collapsed six-storey uncompleted building at Nii Boiman, a suburb in the Okaikoi North sub-metro within Accra Metropolis but one was already dead.
Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho has summoned the Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Amin Amidu Sulemani to appear before Parliament to brief the House on steps being taken to ease the frustration of motorists following the closure of the Adomi Bridge.
Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA) which brings all companies in sanitation and waste management service providers under one umbrella to effectively adopt contemporary practices to resolving environmental challenges confronting the country has been re-launched in Accra on the theme ‘coming together to keep Ghana clean’.
A major bridge on the Accra-Tema Motorway has almost caved in, causing heavy vehicular traffic on the road.
The Director at the Okaikoi North Sub-metro within the Accra Metropolis, Mr. Benard Brock has confessed that Nii Boitown electoral area was earmarked for a national sports complex but has been taken over by encroachers in recent times.
President of the Environmental Services Association, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong has called for institutional support for the association in order to complement government’s efforts at attaining the Millenium Development goal 7 on environmental sustainability.
The Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) has the potential to reduce poverty significantly within the next five years through irrigation in the Upper West Region.
Government has ordered the mobile network firms to start the exercise of registering Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards afresh after alleged fraudulent activities around the scheme.
The Black Stars are demanding $100,000 apiece as appearance fee for the 2014 World Cup. A letter submitted to the Ghana Football Association by Captain Asamoah Gyan on behalf of the national team players, justified the demand.
Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Minister of Education, on Thursday inaugurated a 14-member Council of the Ghana Education Service (GES), to ensure that the service is effectively resourced to deliver quality education to all school children.
Mr Kwasi Oppong Ababio, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Sunyani, yesterday stressed that the Constitution of Ghana did not permit child marriage.
The Government and Hospital Pharmacists will from 21st March withdraw services to patients under the National Health Insurance Scheme.
The Ministry of Energy will publish a timetable for a fresh bout of load management programme due to a shortfall in power supply.
President John Dramani Mahama Friday said education had been and would continue to be the priority of the National Democratic Congress government.
Metropolitan, Municipal or District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) who fail to meet performance target especially in sanitation and environment to be dealt with, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu has revealed.
Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Armed Alhassan, says his administration will deal decisively with criminal elements within the service.
Some youth groups noted for causing violence in Tamale have assured the general public of their commitment to upholding and promoting the peace that Tamale has enjoyed in recent times.
The Yendi Municipal Hospital has received 30 cases of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM).
President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government would soon come out with a declaration on the establishment of an Alumina industry.
The Department of Social Welfare (DSW) has, from 2007 to date, closed down 48 children’s homes and orphanages because they were unregistered.
World Vision, an International Non Governmental Organization (NGO), has donated health equipment worth 75,000 dollars to the Jirapa and Nadowli District Hospitals in the Upper West Region.
One thousand Ghana cedis cash reward has been pledged for any information leading to the arrest of the murderer(s) of a 15year old Zakari Kameel.
Mr. Bukari Zakari Anaba, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Tano-South, has appealed to people living in the area to support the street-naming project.
The Brong-Ahafo Region generally recorded a considerable decrease in robbery incidents in 2013 than 2012.
The Agona West Municipal Assembly in the Central Region is organizing mock examination for all final year students at the junior high schools due for writing their final exams this year.
The District Chief Executive for the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District, Atta Mends has called for emphasis on girl child education in line with government policies on education.
Education in the Garu-Tempane district might take a right turn soon, as the assembly has geared up to implement some core resolutions charted from a recent stakeholders forum organized at the district.
ActionAid-Ghana, a non-governmental organization has commenced the construction of a resource center to train and equip over 1,000 young women with employable ventures.
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in health, have been asked to find new ways of doing things to assist improve on the quality of life of Ghanaians.
The Ghana Mineworkers Union has said between January 2013 and March 2014 it lost 3,080 members, or 16.1 percent of its membership, through retrenchment blamed on the slump in the price of gold.
The Akatsi South District Chief Executive, Samuel Kwadzo Wuadi has paid surprise visit to a number of basic schools in the district.
District Chief Executive of Atebubu-Amantin Sampson Owusu Boateng has assured residents of more developments to address challenges confronting the people.
The Atebubu-Amantin District Assembly has been handed over three out of a total of five educational facilities funded by the United States Agency for International Development, USAID.
Dr Edward Kofi Omane Boamah, Minister of Communication, said Information and Communication Technology (ICT), is an indispensable and veritable tool for enhancing effectiveness and efficiency in all aspects of life.
The Controller and Accountant Generals Department (CAGD) is to roll out a nationwide electronic salary payment voucher (E-SPV) for all government employees by the end of June, this year.
Power distributor Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has released a timetable for the emergency load shedding programme.
Minister of Information and Media Relations, Mahama Ayariga has said categorically in an interview with Radio XYZ that the government has no intention of using tax payers’ money to send supporters of the Ghana Black Stars to Brazil.
A day’s sensitization programme on the key provisions of the Mental Health Law (Act 846) for about 180, facilitators and media men has been held in Sunyani.
Six more organizations have been brought onboard to help boost food security in the three Northern Regions in the country.
President John Dramani Mahama is expected in the Ahafo-Ano North District in the Ashanti Region next week to inspect and commission some completed projects.
Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Ga East Municipal Assembly, Mr. John Kwao Sackey has welcomed the re-launch of the Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA) which seeks to complement government efforts in solving challenges in sanitation.
Fresh contracts are awarded this year to begin the construction of at least some 5 number of Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) for selected communities within the Garu-Tempane district in the Upper East region.
The representative of Emerging Markets Africa (EMSA) and Director of Green Ocean Foundation in Ghana, Margaret Simons has paid a courtesy called on the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Techiman, Mr Phillip Oppong Amponsah to discuss development issues and to explore investment opportunities in the Techiman Municipality.
Alhaji Colins Dauda, Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, on Tuesday launched four Operational documents to guide and harmonise activities of stakeholders in the water and sanitation sector in Ghana.
The Police administration says it has instituted measures to increase its visibility during the two-week national load-shedding exercise.
Kotoka_International_AirportThe Minister of Transport has disclosed to Citi Business News that the design for the construction of the third terminal at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is currently in progress.
Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has presented a generator worth 127,000 Ghana cedis to the Mamprobi Polyclinic to assist in effective healthcare delivery.
There are only 27 teachers in the Yunyoo circuit, teaching in the 23 schools in the area, which hampers the delivery of quality education.
Peasant farmers in the Gushegu District have demanded that adequate health infrastructure be put up to address the challenges of accessing health care by small-holder farmers in remote areas in the district.
The Kwaebibirem District has launched a week long celebration of the 25th Anniversary of its establishment under the theme Sustainable Development.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo this afternoon paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of Osu Traditional Area, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, at the Osu Palace.
Alhaji Mohammed Limuna Muniru, the new Northern Regional Minister, reshuffled from the Upper East Region has warned people of the region to eschew lies and help with useful suggestions for the development of the area.
Farmer groups in the Garu-Tempane District of the Upper East Region have undergone training to build their capacities in the Farmer Managed and Natural Regeneration (FMNR) Project.
President John Mahama on Wednesday gave the assurance that the damaged bridge that had generated vehicular traffic on the Tema Motorway would be fixed within five weeks.
The Techiman Cashew Dealers Association has appealed to government to support the industry to process the commodity into finished products.
The Tafo sub-traditional council is funding the construction of a three-storey community centre from stool lands revenue, as part of its push to improve the social lives of the people.
The Ahafo Ano North District Assembly has completed work on a six separate modern teachers’ bungalows in Tepa to make life better for teachers who are posted there and subsequently elevate the standard of education to a preferred standard.
Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, Deputy Northern Regional Minister has cut the sod for construction works on the Namong Senior High School in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District, which is part of governments first batch of the fifty model schools under the new 200 community SHS across the country.
The twice defeated flag bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo has declared his intension to lead his party in the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
A team led by Prof. Grace Marquis, of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, is developing an innovative project to improve the health and household food security of infants and children in the Upper Manya Krobo District in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Dr Alfred Tia Sugre, the Deputy Minister of Heath, has said some 82,000 children die every year out of 1,000,000 live births in the country before they attain the age of five.
World Vision International, WVI through the Atebubu Area Development Program, ADP has donated a number of medical equipment worth USD19, 000.00 to the Atebubu-Amantin district Assembly in support of health care delivery in the district.
The Akatsi North District Assembly has exceeded its projected internally generated revenue target of GHs65, 415.00 for 2013 by 47.66%.
The Defence Minister, Mr Mark Woyongo, says all is set for construction work to start on the proposed 500 - bed military hospital at Afari in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District.
A Canadian international business consortium, ARSO, and its Ghanaian counterparts have expressed interest in tackling some portions of the Eastern corridor roads.
The Yawkoko community in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region, has appealed to government for more social amenities to help improve upon their lot.
A heavy loaded truck with registration number GT 5990-X was this morning involve in a ghastly accident at Ashomang Estate in the Ga- East Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.
Akatsi North District Assembly is to create a platform periodically at which stakeholders would have opportunity to quiz officers on the finances of the Assembly.
Entrepreneur Foundation of Ghana, (EFG) in collaboration with stakeholders will launch the second edition of Ghana Made Products Awards and Expo 2014, in Accra in July.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, has ordered some building projects in the metropolis to be stopped because they pose safety concerns to human life.
The Local Government Ministry has jumped to the defence of the embattled Mayor of Accra Alfred Oko Vanderpuije who is under pressure to resign following two deadly collapse of high rise buildings in Accra within a period of two years.
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has called for the abolishing of customs and traditional practices that hinder development.
Voice-Ghana, a Ho-based disability interest NGO, is prompting and preparing People With Disabilities (PWDs) in the Agotime-Ziope and Adaklu districts to vie for Unit Committee membership in the forthcoming local government elections.
Authorities of the Shama Health Centre in the Western Region had made urgent appeal to the government to expedite work on a polyclinic project to enable the staff to execute their job efficiently.
The Department of Social Welfare and community development in the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region has through the Disability Fund Management Committee disbursed GHs41,857.00 to 145 persons with disability in the district in 2013.
The Swedru Divisional Police Command has appealed to district and municipal assemblies within the division, to take immediate steps to help alleviate the acute accommodation problem confronting personnel of the service.
Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) is urging banks that operate on Microsoft operating system to upgrade their Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) before April 8, 2014.
The Great Amphibians Football Club of Yendi, has unveiled its squad for the 2014/2015 league season with the aim of using sports as a tool to unite the youth of the area and bring an end to conflicts in the region.
The Talensi District Assembly in the Upper East Region through the District Directorate of Education is to start distribution of one thousand (1000) classroom furniture to some selected basic schools in the district.
The Accra Central Police is holding a suspected arsonist caught around 2am Monday pouring kerosene at some shops at Makola.
The Dormaa Municipal Assembly in the Brong-Ahafo Region, has initiated a programme to register people who cannot afford the National Health Insurance Scheme.
This years Block Farm projects recovery rate has been due to some farmers unwillingness to pay back, Mr William Boakye-Acheampong, Northern Regional Director of Food and Agriculture has said.
Mr Alhassan Sorogodoo, District Chief Executive for Sanarigu says the assembly is devising strategies to secure funding to ensure that communities that lacked access to safe water and hygiene facilities were assisted.
Over 2,000 farmers in the Northern Region would benefit from the Export Development and Agriculture Investment Fund (EDAIF) to boost their production capacities for domestic market and export.
For a very long time the people of Bawku have suffered the consequences of conflict - criminal murders, deprivation, restrictions, orders from security personnel, poverty and its associated misery.
Mr John Kwao Sackey, the Ga East Municipal Chief Executive, has said the Assembly last year generated revenue of GH1,761,560.17 representing 86 per cent of its targeted revenue at the close of December 31.
Mrs Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North Constituency at the weekend said a Legislative Quota seat system is urgently required in Ghanas electoral laws to consolidate the countrys growing democracy.
The chiefs and people of Pra River, a predominantly farming community in the Asante-Akim South District, are building a clinic through self-help, to improve their access to quality healthcare.
The Garu-Tempane district assembly is working tirelessly to give support to the promotion of agric related activities within the district as it had recently strived to maintain certain dams for efficient use by locals.
Kumasi Shoe Factory says it is more than capable of producing high-quality footwear for all the security agencies in Ghana, including private security companies.
The Northern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service and partners over the weekend attended a regional inter-agency communication committee meeting to discuss issues concerning health promotion and communication advocacy in the region.
Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), on Tuesday said the Commission would soon commence daily registration of new eligible voters.
The Kwaebibirem District Chief Executive, Emmanuel Reginald Aboagye Osae has called on all citizens and well wishers to develop interest in the District and contribute their quota towards the growth of the district.
Some women from three districts in the Northern region are being profiled to contest for district assembly elections and unit committee level positions.
President John Dramani Mahama ended his two day working visit to the Eastern Region with the commissioning of a Water Treatment Plant for the people of Kyebi in the East Akyem Municipality on Wednesday .
The European Union (EU) and the Conference of Regional Ministers Wednesday signed a grant agreement of 2.25 million Euros to support programmes and activities of the ten Regional Coordinating Councils (RCCs).
More than 1,500 pupils of the Ashaiman 1 and 2 cluster of schools have benefited from a medical screening exercise conducted by a team of medical personnel from the New Crystal Health Services (NCHS).
A task force from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) yesterday demolished shops and other structures at Dansoman Last Stop, a suburb of Accra.
President John Dramani Mahama has kick start a process to resume peace talk between the Abudu and Andani Royal families towards an amicable settling of the protracted Yendi skin despite that culminated in the death of the late Ya Na Yakubu Andani.
The Ga East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Kwao Sackey, has said the use of electoral areas as criteria for the creation of new districts can spark serious boundary conflict among districts in the country.
Residents of New and Old Yakasi on Monday witnessed a ground breaking ceremony by the Chief Executive for Aowin District Assembly in the Western Region to kick-start a small water project for the two towns.
Kpelejoo, the Ga ritual dance festival which ushers in the period of sowing, would be celebrated on April 4 in Tema, the Tema Traditional Council (TTC) has announced.
The chiefs and people of Derma, a predominantly farming community in the Tano-South District have appealed to the government to rehabilitate without delay, the 10 kilometre road that links the town to the Kumasi-Techiman highway.
Mr. Alfred Ekow Gyan, Deputy Western Regional Minister, on Wednesday called on the public to be concerned about environmental sanitation.
The Kwahu South District Assembly in the Eastern Region has disbursed GH¢7,800.00 from the Disability Fund to 25 individuals.
The Ketu North District Assembly in the Volta Region has vowed to do everything possible to mitigate the menace of malaria which is on the ascendancy within the district.
The Chief of Kwanwoma in the Atwima Kwanwoma District in the Ashanti region, Nana Kofi Adjei IV, has embarked on a vigorous development of the community.
The Akatsi North District Assembly has earmarked about 15 important projects for construction this year.
Parliament has ratified the Petroleum Agreement in respect of the Expanded Shallow Water Tano (ESWT) Block, offshore Ghana’s coast.
Mr Kwasi Oppong Ababio, the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, has expressed worry about the increasing number of pupils engaging in drug- abuse and drunkenness in the Municipality.
Newmont Ghana on Thursday announced with deep regret that a fatal accident had occurred at its Akyem Mine late on March 26; and that an investigation into the causes of the accident is underway.
About ten people including two pregnant women and ten year old boy sustained injuries with about 100 people rendered homeless at Ave Dzalele in the Akatsi North District after 2hours of heavy rainstorm on Thursday afternoon.
Information available to Peacefmonline.com indicates that fire has gutted the Makola Market, specifically the Aflao station in Accra.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, has admonished Ghanaians to cooperate with government and other appropriate authorities in their implementation of long term development plans to ensure matching forward of the country.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission has deferred the implementation of the second quarter automatic adjustment tariffs. Under the parameters that underpin the formula, the commission calculated the tariff increment at 12.09 % and 6.05% for electricity and water respectively.
Friday May 2 has been set as the new date for the much awaited non-title bout between Braimah “Bukom Banku” Kamoko and Ayittey Powers.
Some teachers in the Ho Municipality on Friday said teachers should not be blamed for the 2013 poor performance ranking of Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Region.
President John Mahama has been elected Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States.
West African countries will find out latest Saturday, March 29, 2014 where they stand as far as the Economic Partnership Agreements are concerned.
Parliament on Friday approved the formula for the distribution of an amount of GHC 1,369,764,728 allocated to the District Assemblies Common Fund in the 2014 Budget.
The outgoing Western Regional Minister, Mr. Ebenezer kwadwo Teye Addo, says a total of eleven (11) small town water projects were awarded on contract at a cost of GH¢24,121,150 in 2013/2014 in the Western Region.
The Works and Housing Department of the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) in the early hours of Friday demolished a storey building in the Naa Merley Electoral Area to save lives.
Assembly members serving in the Bawku Municipal Assembly have called on the security agencies to consider lifting the ban on motorbikes on Bawku and its environs, because of the harm and hardships of the ban on the residents.
A 3-Unit School Block, built at the cost of Ghc 105, 377.68, has been commissioned at Akim Bommoden in the Birim South District of the Eastern Region.
A compact machine, to facilitate waste management has been commissioned in Takoradi.
The eni Foundations project to strengthen maternal and child health services in the Western Region of Ghana is in progress with the construction of two Community Health and Planning Services (CHPS) compounds located at Nyamebekyere in Ellembelle District and Jewi Wharf in the Jomoro District.
Mr Kwasi Oppong Ababio, the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, has expressed worry about the increasing number of pupils engaging in drug- abuse and drunkenness in the municipality.
The Ketu North District Assembly is looking forward to adding some new development structures to existing ones to improve the lives of the people.
The outgoing Ashanti Regional Minister has cut sod for the construction of four major projects in the Obuasi municipality.
President John Dramani Mahama officially assumed the chairmanship of the Economic Community of West African States ( ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government last Saturday and pledged to lead the sub-regional leaders to aggressively work to better the quality of lives of their people.
The outgoing Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Eric Opoku has stated that the government will continue to support the police and the military to flush-out activities of illegal mining in the country.
Zabzugu District Assembly is to execute a number of projects this year through the District Development Facility.
District Assemblies in the country are beginning to lose confidence in Parliament following their inability to ensure that statutory funds were released on time, the second Deputy Minority Chief Whip has disclosed.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) owes the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) in excess of GH¢160 Million.
The draft Consolidated Local Government Bill, which is being championed by the Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee on Decentralization (IMCC), seeks to replace the hitherto absolute minimum population thresholds for the creation of districts (75,000 for districts, 95,000 for municipalities and 250,000 for a metropolis) with a formula based on the percentage of total national population.