GA EAST :
Pockets of cases of swine flu detected
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Greater Accra Health directorate has confirmed that the H1N1 influenza (swine flu) has spread to the neighbouring communities in and around Achimota in Accra.

(AFRAM PLAINS) KWAHU NORTH :
Assist maize farmers
Thursday, April 22 2010

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Afram Rural Bank in the Afram Plains, Mr Emmanuel Augustine Siaw, has appealed to schools, market women and organizations to assist maize farmers to sell their produce to be able to settle their loans.

TMA :
Gas station explodes
Thursday, April 01 2010

The gas station at Tema New Town in the Tema Metropolitan Assembly of the Greater Accra Region has exploded.

NATIONAL :
NPP to elect Flagbearer on July 3
Thursday, April 01 2010

The New Patriotic Party has set July 3rd 2010 for its special National Congress to elect a flag bearer to lead the party in the 2012 election.

KWAHU SOUTH :
Assembly warns young women
Thursday, April 01 2010

Revelers at this year’s Easter celebrations with the chiefs and people of Kwahu in the Eastern Region are at liberty to enjoy themselves, but have been cautioned not to show off naked bodies.

NATIONAL :
Only 2 million pay bills.
Thursday, April 01 2010

It is difficult to see how the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is going to back down on its demand for an upward adjustment in tariffs in the face of the fact that out of a population of 10 million users of electric energy nation-wide, there are only about two million account holders registered with the company and who pay for the electricity they consume.

TWIFO HEMANG LOWER DENKYIRA :
Assembly supports five communities
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira District Assembly has presented  Sanitary tools worth GH¢3,000.00 to five communities in the district.

AGONA WEST:
Police advise FM stations .
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Agona Swedru Divisional Police Commander,Chief Superintendent Owusu Donyina, has appealed to FM Stations not to rush to broadcast details of armed robbery operations immediately they receive such
information.

EFFUTU :
MCE warns police personnel
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Effutu Municipal Chief Executive (MCE),Nii Ephraim, has cautioned Police Personnel in the Municipality to desist from taking money from suspects  before granting them bail.

AMA :
Health alert at Military hospital
Thursday, April 01 2010

The very things most American soldiers went through in wars in Vietnam are currently happening in Ghana as the soldiers at the 37 Military Hospital now attend nature’s call in the open!

(SEKONDI) STMA :
MMDA’s urged to build more schools
Thursday, April 01 2010

A member of the Council of State, Mr. George Dadzie has called on the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to build more basic schools to improve the standards of education in the country.

AHANTA WEST :
Tullow’s drilling operations on course
Thursday, April 01 2010

Drilling operations on the offshore Jubilee Field remains on track for first oil production in the fourth quarter.

TEMA :
Orphanage supported
Thursday, April 01 2010

Members of the Ladies Fellowship of the Tema Joint Church (TJC), have presented assorted items worth GHC2,500, and GHC100 cash, for the upkeep of the inmates of the Shekinah Orphanage at Community Seven in Tema.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
HIV/AIDS centre supported
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Rotary Club of Accra-Airport, has donated a total of GH¢15,000 to the Mathew "25" House, an HIV/AIDS centre in Koforidua.

ASHAIMAN :
A third goes to education.
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Ministry of Education (MOE) would spend about one-third of its estimated total budget on Education this year.

(AFIENYA) DANGME WEST :
Free medical screening for community
Thursday, April 01 2010

More than 500 residents of Mateheko near Afienya, have benefited from a free medical screening organized by members of the Great Faith Miracle Chapel (GFMC), as part of activities marking the Church’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration.

(DANKYIRA) GA WEST :
Imam killed by wifes’ brothers
Thursday, April 01 2010

Mariama Lamptey, 30-year-old wife of the late Abu Mohammed Armah, an Imam who was slaughtered in the Dankyira killings, has revealed that her two blood brothers killed her husband.

BOLGATANGA :
TUC discusses Single Spine Pay Policy in Bolgatanga
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Bolgatanga branch of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has met public workers to brainstorm on the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).

(SUNBURUNGU) BOLGATANGA :
Community library project gets help
Thursday, April 01 2010

The family of the late Captain Donald Aberese Ako (Rtd) has donated computers and their accessories worth GHC 900 to the Sunburungu Library Project in the Upper East Region.

(GOMOA PANFOKROM) GOMOA WEST :
100 students owe fees.
Thursday, April 01 2010

One hundred students of Gomoa- Panfokrom women’s training institute owe the institute a total amount of 5,000 Ghana Cedis in school fees arrears.

(ASSIN FOSU) ASSIN NORTH :
Man lands in court for disobeying police
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Magistrate’s Court at Assin Fosu, has been sentenced Isaac Ofori, a driver, to a fine of GH¢120.00 for failing to stop for the Police to carry out its routine checks on his vehicle.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA :
Aboakyer launched
Thursday, April 01 2010

Neenyi Asiedu Bondzie 1, head of the Otuano Royal Stool Family of Winneba, has said this year’s Aboakyer festival would start on April 24 and reaches its climax with a durbar on May 01.

(SUNBURUNGU) BOLGATANGA :
Gov’t to implement three-year strategic plan for youth
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Mrs. Lucy Awuni has said government was developing a three-year strategic plan tailored towards youth empowerment and employment.

NATIONAL :
Ghana and Brazil sign agreement to boost cassava production
Thursday, April 01 2010

Ghana and Brazil have signed an agreement to help boost cassava cultivation, improve farmers’ productivity and ensure food security.

(ANKOBRAH) ELLEMBELLE :
District Officials tour project sites
Thursday, April 01 2010

Officials of the Ellembelle District Coordinating and Planning Unit (DCPU), have visited two project sites to monitor and evaluate ongoing projects at Ankobrah and Ka-Nokware both in the district.

(KASAPIN) ASUNAFO SOUTH :
Chief’s daughter undergoes sexual ordeal
Thursday, April 01 2010

Residents of Wam, near Kasapin in the Asunafo municipal district of the Brong-Ahafo Region, were on Friday March 19 shocked to the marrow as they woke up to the news that the mentally-challenged princess of Wam had been raped.

(ASSIN SENCHEM) ASSIN NORTH :
Farmer defiles 10 year old
Thursday, April 01 2010

Isaac Aheme, a 35-year old farmer from Assin Senchem, who allegedly defiled a 10-year old girl was, has arraigned at the Assin Fosu District Magistrate’s Court charged with defilement.

NATIONAL :
NYC on youth clubs.
Thursday, April 01 2010

The National Youth Council (NYC) has directed all youth clubs in the country to take immediate steps to register with the council as required by the law.

(ADA) DANGME EAST:
Alan goes to Ada.
Thursday, April 01 2010

Mr Alan Kyerematen, a presidential hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has taken his campaign to three constituencies in the Greater Accra Region and received overwhelming endorsement from party members who said without him 2012 would elude the NPP.

(IDUAPRIEM) TARKWA NSUAEM :
AngloGold Ashanti to resume production at Iduapriem
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Management of AngloGold Ashanti has said it had applied for a permit from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the construction of a temporary tailings storage facility at its Iduapriem mine.

BAWKU:
Curfew imposed on Bawku
Thursday, April 01 2010

Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that a curfew has been imposed on the Bawku township following a shooting incident that led to the death of one person.

GUSHEGU:
Gushegu hospital to stop operating NHIS
Thursday, April 01 2010

Information available to Citi FM indicates that Indigenes of Gushegu who are on the NHIS will from Friday, April 2, be denied access to the scheme.

ACCRA:
FAGRO 2010 starts in October
Thursday, April 01 2010

The second edition of the National Food and Agricultural Show dubbed: "FAGRO 2010," has beeen launched in Accra by the Trade and Industry Minister, Honourable Hannah Tetteh.

WA:
Cuban Doctors commended for selfless services
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Upper West Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Alexis Nang-beifubah, has commended the Cuban Medical Brigade in the region for their enormous contributions to quality health delivery.

(BUIPE) CENTRAL GONJA:
Assembly gets a kindergarten block
Thursday, April 01 2010

Mr. Issifu Salisu Be-Awuribe, the District Chief Executive for Central Gonja, has received the keys for a GH¢147,000 kindergarten block built for the Assembly.  

NATIONAL:
Macro-economic stability not enough - BoG Governor
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, says Ghana’s recent macro-economic stability and subsequent reduction in the policy rate are necessary for rebound in private sector activities.   

HO:
Minister inspects drainage in Ho after rainstorm
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Amenowode, inspected drains following the flooding of some major roads in town after a rainstorm on Sunday night. 

NKWANTA SOUTH:
Assembly to improve on revenue generation
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Nkwanta South District Assembly is fashioning out strategies to correct why it failed to achieve its revenue targets for 2008 and 2009.

(KALEO) NADOWLI:
Codification of customary law key to development
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Director of Research at the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture, Dr. Henry Seidu Danaa, has said for Ghana to attract foreign investors there ias the need to codify all customary laws on land in the country.   

(KUMASI) KMA:
NDC Youth Propose Empowerment Fund for the Ashanti
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Anthony Kwaku Boahen, has said the party would set up an NDC Youth empowerment fund in the Ashanti Region.

(TEMA) TMA:
Assembly moves to revive Chemu Lagoon
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has inaugurated a nine-member Committee to plan and oversee the dredging of the Chemu Lagoon that is estimated to cost two million dollars.

(TEMA) TMA:
Tema Police mount search for two armed robbers
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Tema Regional Police Command has appealed to all health workers in health facilities in and around the Metropolis to alert the Command about people visiting the facilities with gun shot wounds.

(KONONGO) ASANTE AKIM NORTH:
Pedestrians suffer fatalities from road accident annually
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Ashanti Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Mr Oware Boateng, says 43 percent of pedestrians die in the country out of road accidents every year.  

NATIONAL:
BoG launches education campaign on GH¢2 notes
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Bank of Ghana Thursday launched an educational campaign on the GH¢ 2 banknote to be introduced in May this year.   

BAWKU:
Renewed violence in Bakwu, two lynched
Thursday, April 01 2010

Two people were lynched while two others sustained gunshot wounds in renewed violence in Bawku Township on Thursday morning but both
the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) and Police Commander declined to speak to the media. 

NATIONAL:
Deal with law breakers - Mills directs Police
Thursday, April 01 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has directed the law enforcement agencies to deal squarely with anyone who hides behind the scenes to foment trouble and create lawlessness.

ACCRA :
Audit Service inaugurates website, ICT Centre
Thursday, April 01 2010

The Ghana Audit Service (GAS) has inaugurated a website and an Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)-based resource centre that would make the Auditor-General’s report and other relevant information of public interest easily accessible to the public. 

NANUMBA NORTH:
Move to check child abuse
Thursday, April 01 2010

A child protection network has been formed in Bimbilla in the Nanumba North District, to promote child rights and prevent abuse, and the exploitation of girls in school.

NATIONAL :
President Mills visits Psychiatric hospital
Friday, April 02 2010

President Atta Mills on Thursday made a surprise visit to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and assured medical staff and patients that Government would improve the procurement of medicines and other facilities for better care for mental patients.

KARAGA :
Seven journalists nearly killed.
Friday, April 02 2010

About seven journalists were nearly lynched Friday morning by supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress at Karaga in the Northern Region.

ZABZUGU -TATALE :
Treat snake bites free- DCE
Friday, April 02 2010

Mr Umar Abdul Wahab, Zabzugu-Tatale District Chief Executive (DCE), has warned health workers in the District to ensure that they treat patients of snake bites free of charge.

NATIONAL :
Printex unhappy with government
Friday, April 02 2010

Local textile manufacturers Printex are frustrated over government’s failure to pick up bails of materials meant for the free uniform policy introduced by government.

HOHOE:
Severe storm hits municipal
Friday, April 02 2010

A fierce rainstorm on Wednesday afternoon caused considerable damage to many property in the Hohoe Municipality.

ZABZUGU -TATALE :
5000 motor bikes for MMDAs
Friday, April 02 2010

The General-Secretary of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Sherif, has said NALAG served as the mouthpiece of all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.

SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR:
Man found dead in well
Friday, April 02 2010

An unidentified man believed to be in his mid twenties was on Wednesday morning found dead in a well near a washing bay at Suhum.

(NTOASO) AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Six killed in accident
Friday, April 02 2010

Three male adults, two female adults, and a 4-year-old boy died when a Benz bus traveling from Nkawkaw to Accra collided with an articulator truck coming from Accra at Ntoaso near Nsawam on Thursday evening.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Government urged to address problems of civil servants
Friday, April 02 2010

Members of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association in the Eastern Region have appealed to the Government to address all their concerns by April 16, before the implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).

NZEMA EAST :
Work starts on two projects in Nzema East
Saturday, April 03 2010

The Nzema East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. James Ackah Cobbinah, has cut the sod for the commencement of work on two school projects at Axim and Dominase.

BOLGATANGA :
GHS builds regional conference centre at Bolgatanga
Saturday, April 03 2010

The Upper East Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is constructing a  regional  conference and in-service training centre at Bolgatanga.
 

BAWKU :
Curfew imposed on Bawku and its environs
Saturday, April 03 2010

The Minister for the Interior, Hon. Martin A.B.K Amidu has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument imposed a curfew on the Bawku Municipality and its immediate environs.

SUNYANI :
Murder cases in Brong Ahafo decline marginally
Saturday, April 03 2010

The Police in Brong-Ahafo Region recorded 34 cases of murder in 2009 as compared to 47 cases in the previous year, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Seth Charles Oteng, Regional Police Commander has said.

NATIONAL :
HIV programme is a double-edged sword to the health system - Study
Saturday, April 03 2010

HIV/AIDS programmes have been a double-edged sword to the country’s health system, according to preliminary results from a study on practical strategies and solution on health.

SEKONDI :
Lack of funds affecting work of NFED-Regional Coordinator
Saturday, April 03 2010

The Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) has not received funds from the government for its activities for almost one year, the Western Regional Coordinator of the Division, Mr. Sam Awotwi has said.

NATIONAL :
Members of AAG complain about increase in outdoor rates
Saturday, April 03 2010

Members of the Advertisers Association of Ghana (AAG)  have expressed worry about a 700 per cent increase in the rate of outdoor advertising and called on government to dialogue with them as partners in nation building.

HOHOE :
PURC assures consumers of fairer tariff
Saturday, April 03 2010

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has allayed fears that the commission will automatically approve tariff proposals by utility service providers.

NATIONAL :
Easter celebrations from the churches
Sunday, April 04 2010

The Right Reverend Professor Osei Safo-Kantanka, Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, has advised Ghanaians to be committed to duty and work assiduously in their fields of endeavours, to ensure accelerated growth of the nation.

(SALAGA) EAST GONJA :
Veep on peace in the north
Sunday, April 04 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has advised people of the north to learn to forgive one another especially during the Easter festivities, and should resort to dialogue in solving differences to enhance development.

MFANTSEMAN :
"Swine flu" outbreak in Mfantsipim school.
Sunday, April 04 2010

A team from the Central Regional Health Directorate has been screening students at the Mfantsipim Senior High School following an outbreak of swine flu there.

(BEYIN) JOMORO :
Restoration project underwayuy
Sunday, April 04 2010

The Ghana Museum and Monuments Board is undertaking restoration works on Fort Apollonia at Beyin with support from an Italian Non-Governmental Organization, Co-operation for the Development of Emerging Countries (COSPE).

CAPE COAST:
39 easter babies for central region.
Sunday, April 04 2010

A total of thirty-nine children were born in three health institutions in the Central Region during the Easter festivity.

HOHOE :
Public question utility service operators
Sunday, April 04 2010

Participants at a public hearing in Hohoe on proposed utility hikes, have agreed overwhelmingly for price increases by the utility service providers, but questioned the legitimacy of their percentage target demands.

(LIKPE) HOHOE :
Agbogbomefia appeals for better road system
Sunday, April 04 2010

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State, has called on relevant authorities to plan and implement an inter-regional highway system that would link all regional and district capitals within a 10-year period.

(ATIBIE) KWAHU SOUTH
Paragliding festival held.
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs Sabah Zita Okaikoi has said the annual Easter paragliding festival being held at Kwahu Atibie was part of the Ministry’s policy to diversify and add value to tourist products for increase patronage.  

(KOFORIDUA)NEW JUABEN:
The Church should not forget prisoners-Ofosu-Ampofo
Monday, April 05 2010

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has appealed to Churches to always remember prisoners in their prayers and come out with programmes that would help in their reformation.

(MPRAESO) KWAHU SOUTH :
170 schools to be constructed
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Government has formed a task force to access the infrastructure situation in Senior High Schools (SHSs) towards the construction of classroom blocks for 170 SHSs in the country.

(KEMPE)EAST GONJA:
MP assists JHSs
Monday, April 05 2010

Traditional rulers and school authorities in East Gonja District, have been asked to ban school children from attending video shows and dances and other social functions.   

(KASOA)AWUTU-SENYA:
Assembly moves to increase revenue
Monday, April 05 2010

The Awutu-Senya District Chief Executive, Mr Nuhun Adams, has inaugurated a 50-member revenue mobilization task force, to improve revenue collection towards the completion of Social Investment Fund (SIF) projects in Kasoa.

CAPE COAST:
Mfantsipim School not closed despite cases of swine flu
Monday, April 05 2010

Central Regional Minister, Mrs. Ama Benyiwa Doe, has has stated that inspite of the outbreak of H1N1 Influenza (swine flu) with 10 confirmed cases, the Mfantsipim School would not be closed down .

NATIONAL:
NUGS condemns violence amongst the youth
Monday, April 05 2010

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has condemned the recent spate of violence and lawlessness exhibited by some youth, purported to be members of National Democratic Congress (NDC), and the consequent implications for the peace of the country.

ASIKUMA-ODOBEN-BRAKWA:
Ayipe school closed down due to outbreak of H1N1 flu
Monday, April 05 2010

The Ayipe Primary and D/L school at the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District in the Central Region has been closed down for two weeks following an outbreak of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) in the school.

NATIONAL :
No swine flu in Ghana- GHS
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Elias Sory has said Ghana has not been hit  by the deadly Swine Flu virus as has been reported in sections of the media.

BEKWAI:
MCE promises equitable distribution of resources
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Asante-Bekwai Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Noah Asante Manu, has promised equitable distribution of the assembly’s resources to promote even development of the municipality.

(AKYEM SWEDRU) BIRIM SOUTH :
Chief nearly lynched
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The timely intervention by policemen, from the Oda Divisional Police Command, and soldiers from the Jungle Warfare School (JWS) at Akyem Achiase Monday saved the Omanhene of the Akyem Bosome Traditional Area, Okotwareasuo Oware Agyekum III, from being lynched by an irate mob.

(ASAREKROM)AMANSIE WEST:
About 600 displaced by rainstorm
Tuesday, April 06 2010

A Severe rainstorm at the weekend hit two communities in the Amansie West District of Ashanti destroying 32 houses including a Kindergarten block and left about 600 people displaced.

(FIJAI)STMA:
GES to introduce school report card
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Ghana Education Service (GES) is to introduce school report cards to make it possible to monitor the performance and school attendance of teachers, pupils and students, Mr. Victor Yanney, Western Regional Planning Officer of GES, has said.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
70 students sponsored through MIHA Education Trust Fund
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The MIHA Education Trust Fund, established in September 2009, to support brilliant but needy students from the Effutu Constituency in the Central Region has so far sponsored 70 students.

(TATALE)ZABZGU-TATALE:
Construction of GHc 60,000 library complex begins
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Northern Regional Coordinating Director, Mr. Joseph Dasana has cut the sod for the construction of a GH¢ 60,000 Modern Library Complex in Tatale.

BONGO:
Consumption of dog heads affecting rabies research
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The increase in consumption of dog heads in the Bongo District is said to be hampering research efforts into rabies cases reported at the district hospital in the area.

(LA) AMA :
500 children feted.
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Rhema Christian Centre La, a Church with branches in Ghana and abroad, on Easter Monday fetes over 500 less privileged children from several communities in La.

AWUTU SENYA :
Buying of traditional positions is unhealthy
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Mankrado of Awutu Traditional Area, Nai Kwao Kurabi Clottey III, has called on religious leaders to speak against the affluent in society, who are not royals, but used their wealth to acquire traditional status.

EFFUTU :
Fund has supported 70.
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The MIHA Education Trust Fund, established in September 2009, to support brilliant but needy students from the Effutu Constituency in the Central Region has so far sponsored 70 students.

(APAM) GOMOA :
14 for the easter.
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Fourteen babies, made up of 4 girls and 10 boys, were delivered at the Apam Catholic Hospital during the Easter festivities.

NATIONAL :
10 multi-million dollar factories for Ghana.
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Two Ghanaian companies, Unik Dezines Ltd and SpeedGold Ghana Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a group of Chinese Investors to assemble farming equipment and other manufacturing ventures.

NATIONAL:
About GH¢16 million released to NYEP
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Government has released about 16 million Ghana cedis to the National Youth Employment programme for the payment of four months, November to February unpaid salaries of beneficiaries under the programme.

NATIONAL :
E-ZWICH and matters arising
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has introduced a utility software that makes it possible to settle the day’s transaction on the e-zwich Point of Sales (POS) device and other functions without relying on a GPRS system which uses a mobile phone chip.

NATIONAL :
Muslim Mission conference underway
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Sheikh Dr. Amin Bonsu, Deputy Imam of the Ghana Muslim Mission has called on Ghanaians to adopt preventive measures that would keep them healthy at all times.

(TAKPO)NADOWLI:
Minister unhappy about dying culture in the north
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Mr. Mahmud Khalid, the Upper West Regional Minister, has expressed worry about the dying culture in the north, saying virtues of hard work, honesty, transparency and accountability that were embodiment of the cultural heritage had all been neglected.

KUMASI:
"Restraint Kofi Jumah and his small band" -Ayisi-Boateng
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Mr George Ayisi Boateng, a founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on the national leadership to restrain the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa, Mr Maxwel Kofi Jumah, from creating confusion in the party.

SUNYANI :
EPA official calls for halt to bush burning
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr. Isaac Osei has expressed concern about the use of bush fires as a method of preparing land for farming.

(SEFWI-BOINZAN) JUABOSO
Chief urges gov’t to check destruction of Krokosue Reserve
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The chief of Sefwi-Boinzan, Nana Yaw Ntaadu III, has complained about the growing destruction of the Krokosue Hills Forest Reserve through illegal farming and called for decisive action to stop it.

BOLGATANGA :
Upper East Gets Anti-Human Trafficking Unit
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Police Administration with support from UNICEF has established an Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Police Service in the Upper East Region to fight against the menace of Human Trafficking.

CAPE COAST:
Confirmed H1N1 flu cases rise to 16 in Central Region
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Sixteen people have been confirmed as contracting the H1N1 Flu in the Central Region with the lasted four more people at Ayipey in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa (AOB) district of the Central Region.

BONGO :
Consumption of dog heads affecting rabies research
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The increase in consumption of dog heads in the Bongo District is said to be hampering research efforts into rabies cases reported at the district hospital in the area.

(ATIBIE) KWAHU SOUTH:
Over 100 participate in Paragliding Festival
Tuesday, April 06 2010

More than 100 foreign tourists and Ghanaians participated in this year’s four-day fifth annual paragliding festival, which ended on
Monday.   

AWUTU SENYA:
DCE worried about HINI flu.
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Mr Nuhu Adams, District Chief Executive (DCE), for Awutu Senya has urged the authorities to help curb the spread of the HINI flu that has hit some communities in the Central Region.

DANGME WEST :
Dep.Minister inspects projects.
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Mr. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, Deputy Minister for Local government and Rural Development and the Mr. Emmanuel Anyimi Odoi Lartey, the District Chief Executive  of Dangme West and Mr. Kakraba Jones, the district engineer have undertaken a familiarisation tour of some on going projects.

BUNKPRUGU-YUNYOO:
Bunkprugu Yunyoo NDC chairman shot
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Chairman for the Bunkprugu Yunyoo constituency in the Northern region has been shot.

KWABRE EAST:
Assembly launches programme to reduce poverty
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Kwabre East District Assembly in the Ashanti Region has launched a programme to fight poverty and improve education especially in its rural communities.

BEKWAI:
MCE promises equitable distribution of assembly resources
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Asante-Bekwai Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Noah Asante Manu, has promised equitable distribution of the assembly’s resources to promote even development of the municipality. 

SUNYANI :
Teak millers appeal to government
Tuesday, April 06 2010

Teak millers in the Brong-Ahafo Region have appealed to the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources to ensure the speedy decentralization of the Forestry Commission to boost their economic activities.

SUNYANI :
Ghana needs US$1.5 billion to meet MDG sanitation target
Tuesday, April 06 2010

A programme officer of the Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate (EHSD) of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Kweku Quansah, has disclosed that Ghana requires about $1.5 billion within the next five years at the peak of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target, in order to attain the MDG in Sanitation.

 

YILO KROBO :
Baby saved miraculously.
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The miraculous hand of God saved a three month old  baby from death when a severe rainstorm uprooted a tree and placed it on the roof of the room in which the baby was sleeping with the mother at the Mount Mary College of Education in the Yilo Krobo district of the Eastern region.

(ASAREKROM) AMANSIE WEST:
About 600 displaced by rainstorm
Tuesday, April 06 2010

A Severe rainstorm at the weekend hit two communities in the Amansie West District of Ashanti destroying 32 houses including a Kindergarten block and left about 600 people displaced.

(VIESIE) WA EAST:
Spicing local languages with English is worrying - Khalid
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Mahmud Khalid, has called on Ghanaians to discourage the practice of spicing local languages with
the English language, saying it has an adverse effect on language development in the country.

(ASOKWA) KMA:
Restrain Kofi Jumah and his band -Ayisi-Boateng
Tuesday, April 06 2010

A founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr George Ayisi Boateng, has called on the national leadership to restrain the Member
of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa, Mr Maxwel Kofi Jumah, from creating confusion in the party.

BAWKU:
"Okada Man" set ablaze in Bawku
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The state of affairs with regard to security in the Upper East Regional capital, Bawku is seemingly deteriorating and failing as a Mamprusi man was set ablaze Tuesday afternoon by assailants.

(POANO) AMANSIE WEST:
"Help to make national ID programme successful"
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Methodist Church has ended a four-day camp meeting at Poano in the Amansie West District with a call on all Ghanaians to take keen
interest in the National Identification programme and ensure that they are registered.

(BEPOSO) BOSOMTWE:
Unhealthy rivalry among the clergy must end
Tuesday, April 06 2010

The Leader and Founder of the Gospel Revival Church of Christ, Bishop John N.K Boateng, has raised concern about what he described as unhealthy rivalry among the clergy.   

BAWKU :
REGSEC hints state of emergency
Wednesday, April 07 2010

Members of the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) are considering an imposition of a state of emergency in the Bawku Municipality.

NATIONAL:
Mills demands more money from revenue agencies
Tuesday, April 06 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills Tuesday called on the nation’s revenue collection agencies to increase their efforts at revenue mobilisation and arrest the vast leakage in the tax system.  

NATIONAL :
M&J bribery scandal: Sipa Yankey’s lawyer threatens court action against CHRAJ
Wednesday, April 07 2010

The Lawyer for Dr. Sipa Yankey one of the accused persons in the Mabey and Johnson bribery scandal, Kwame Gyan has threatened to take the matter to court to compel the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to hear the case of his client.

(NSUTA) SEKYERE CENTRAL :
Nsuta Traditional Council bans serving of food during funerals
Wednesday, April 07 2010

The Nsuta Traditional Council has banned the serving of food and drinks by bereaved families to entertain guests and sympathizers during the seven day celebration of a dead relative.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t urged to expedite action on mobile phone portability service
Wednesday, April 07 2010

Surveys conducted by the Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) show that consumers of telecommunications services are more satisfied with their telephone numbers and would like to retain them while switching to other operators.

KWAHU SOUTH :
Easter celebrations have been good-DCE
Wednesday, April 07 2010

The District Chief Executive for Kwahu South, Joseph Omari,  has said this year’s Kwahu Easter celebrations have been outstanding in terms of preparations, adding that the district assembly put in about GH¢10,000 towards the preparations.

AMA :
President Mills fulfills wish of an old woman.
Wednesday, April 07 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills, has set the tone for care and concern for the elderly during the Easter festivities, by visiting two aged sisters resident in Asylum Down in Accra.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Parliamentary Committee on defence and Interior tour W/R
Wednesday, April 07 2010

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Defence and Interior led by its Chairman, Alhaji Abubakari Osumanu, on Tuesday began a two-day working visit to the Western Region.

(AMASAMAN) GA WEST :
Dealers advised.
Wednesday, April 07 2010

Mr. Cletus Achaab, Head of the Seed Inspectorate Division of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has advised agro-input dealers to ensure that bags of seed maize they purchase for sale always contain certification tags.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH :
Man of God beats up wife.
Wednesday, April 07 2010

Strange things are happening in the church these days, to the extent that Prophet Eric Amponsah aka Computer-Man, leader of Hope Generation Ministry, has started exchanging blows with his first wife.

NATIONAL :
Security Services advised.
Wednesday, April 07 2010

Brigadier General Joseph Nunoo-Mensah (Rtd) has called on the security services to be neutral and display professionalism when maintaining law and order in conflict prone areas.

(SIRIGU) KASSENA NANKANA EAST :
NGOs help reduce child disability in Kassena-Nankana
Wednesday, April 07 2010

Three non- governmental organisations in the Upper East Region, have embarked on a sensitisation programme in the Kassena Nankana East District, to help reduce disabilities in children, which is very common in the area.

TEMA :
277 benefit from LEAP.
Wednesday, April 07 2010

A total of 277 residents in the Tema Metropolis, have so far benefited from the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme since its inception in March 2008.

AMA :
10 year olds arrested for robbery.
Wednesday, April 07 2010

Two boys, both aged 10, were Tuesday night detained by the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit for robbery.

KINTAMPO NORTH :
District assemblies’ vital for development
Wednesday, April 07 2010

The Senior Operation Officer of the Districts Assemblies’ Common Fund, has observed that the strategic roles the district assemblies play in the overall development of the country cannot be overemphasised.

 

(ASSAKAI) STMA :
20-yr carpenter in court for defrauding by false pretences
Wednesday, April 07 2010

A 20-year old carpenter at Assakai near Takoradi, Joseph Yankey  has appeared before a Takoradi District Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defrauding by false pretences.

(LA ) AMA :
4 drown every year.
Wednesday, April 07 2010

An average of four people drown along the La Beach on each public holiday when they go there to swim, says Dep. Superintendent of Police (DSP) Yao Tetteygah, La District Police Commander.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Mob call for head of suspect.
Wednesday, April 07 2010

An angry mob numbering about 700 on Tuesday besieged the Koforidua Police Station seeking the head of a 37-year-old murder suspect.

(BUIPE) CENTRAL GONJA:
Fulani herdsmen urged to obey laws of the nation
Wednesday, April 07 2010

District Chief Executive for Central Gonja, Mr Issifu Salisu Be-Awuribe, has advised Fulani herdsmen to respect the laws of the nation to maintain the cordial relations between Ghana and their respective countries.

HO:
Youth agitations could disturb gov’t focus-Lodonu
Wednesday, April 07 2010

Right Reverend Francis Anani Lodonu, Bishop of the Ho Diocese of the Catholic Church has observed that the current inordinate quasi-political youth agitations could disturb the focus of government.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Asantehene pledges support for investors
Wednesday, April 07 2010

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has pledged his support for initiatives and projects that would create employment for people and also promote development.

ASHAIMAN:
$ 250m for Kpong Water project
Wednesday, April 07 2010

The Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah says government is working hard in the area of water supply assuring that work will soon begin on a $250 million water project at the Kpone water works.

TEMA:
Mills on a surprise visit to Tema port
Wednesday, April 07 2010

President Mills continued his surprise visit to state institutions to the Tema Harbour on Wednesday morning where he interacted with staff and clearing agents at the port to gain first-hand knowledge about operations at the place.

 

SABOBA:
Konkombas want their language included in NALAP
Wednesday, April 07 2010

The Chiefs and people of the Konkomba Traditional Area have appealed to the government to, as a matter of urgency, include Likpakpaaln (Konkomba language) in the National Literacy Accelerated Programme (NALAP).

HO:
Nurses call for improved facilities and tools
Wednesday, April 07 2010

Nurses in the Volta Region have appealed to government for improved facilities and tools to enable them and other health workers to deliver more professional services to clients.

ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Police arrest fake journalist
Wednesday, April 07 2010

A middle-aged man who faked being a journalist, and attempted to demand an amount of GH¢ 600 from the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Atwima Nwabiagya, Nana Asare Bediako, is in the firm grips of the Kumasi police.

WA:
TiGo recruits 33 youth to help increase subscriber-base
Wednesday, April 07 2010

TiGo Mobile Telecom, one of the leading telecomm operators in the country, has recruited 33 people in the Upper West Region to help promote and increase the customer base of the company. 

(FEYIASE) BOSOMTWE:
Minister inaugurates GH¢ 200,000 school block
Wednesday, April 07 2010

The Energy Minister, Dr. Joseph Oteng Agyei, has performed a ceremony to mark the official inauguration of a GH¢ 200,000 one-storey school block built at Feyiase in the Bosomtwe District.

SUNYANI:
Brong Ahafo gets education endowment fund
Wednesday, April 07 2010

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, has inaugurated a seven-member committee to solicit for support and funds for the establishment of an education endowment fund to
promote human resource development in the region. 

(YAPEI)CENTRAL GONJA:
Children march for peace
Wednesday, April 07 2010

School Children in Yapei and Kusawgu in the Central Gonja District have embarked on a peaceful procession through some of the streets in the town to drum home the need for peace in the district.

(KAASE) KMA:
Rainstorm wrecks Kaase primary school
Wednesday, April 07 2010

A severe rainstorm that swept through parts of the Kumasi Metropolis on Tuesday night wrecked a three classroom block of the Kaasi M/A primary school, ripping off the roofs.

(MANSO NKWANTA) AMANSIE WEST:
NVP to transform Ghana’s economy
Wednesday, April 07 2010

Prophet Daniel Yaw Nkansah, Leader and Founder of the New Vision Party, (NVP) has vowed to ensure real economic growth and create wealth for the people, if he is elected in the 2012 polls. 

BAWKU :
Upper East RESEC calls for deployment of more troops in Bawku
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Upper East Regional Security Council (RESEC) has called for an increase in the number of soldiers deployed to Bawku  Municipality from 150 to 300 in view of the deteriorating security situation in the area.

NATIONAL :
Mass H1N1 vaccination for students countrywide starts today
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Ministry of Health is to hold mass H1N1 vaccination exercises in several Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country especially in the Greater Accra, Central and Eastern Regions starting Thursday, April 8.

CAPE COAST :
Waving of handkerchiefs at church could spread H1N1 Flu
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Cape Coast Metropolitan Director of Health Services, Dr. Joseph Nuertey has appealed to the public to take practical steps to curtail the spread of the H1N1 influenza, such as covering one’s mouth while sneezing or coughing.

(ENCHI) AOWIN SUAMAN :
Security forces aid cocoa smugglers- Anas unveils
Thursday, April 08 2010

Ace investigative reporter, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, captures on video how the security agencies aided people to smuggle cocoa outside the boarders of the country, incurring President Mills’ anger.

AMA :
Fire engulfs part of Korle-Bu Teaching hospital
Thursday, April 08 2010

Report reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that the sub-station E that powers the radiology department at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital is on fire.

AMA :
Truck involved in accident.
Thursday, April 08 2010

A pick-up truck carrying 40 bags of flour Wednesday afternoon crashed into a compound of a house near the Niagara hotel in Adabraka, a suburb of Accra.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Minister appeals to utility service operators.
Thursday, April 08 2010

Mr Baba Jamal, Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, has asked the utility companies to improve upon their services before demanding increase in tariffs.

AMA :
MP supports BECE students.
Thursday, April 08 2010

Dr Mustapha Ahmed, Member of Parliament for Ayawaso East, has  presented stationery worth about GH¢1,500 for distribution to students participating in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the constituency.

(MADINA) GA EAST :
Police educate garage owners
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Madina District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent of Police, Mr. David Eklu has exposed garage owners at Ogbojo Light Industrial Area at Nsamanpom in the Greater Accra Region to crime alertness and prevention.

GA SOUTH:
MCE appeals to Awutu Senya DCE.
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Municipal Chief Executive Officer of the Ga South, Mr. Sheriff Nii Otto Dodoo has appealed to the Awutu-Senya District Assembly in the Central Region not to forcefully eject people at the common border of the two Assemblies.

NATIONAL :
Ghanaian soldier dies in Congo
Thursday, April 08 2010

Colonel Emmanuel Nibo, Director of Public Relations of Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), has confirmed the death of a Ghanaian soldier on peacekeeping in Democratic Republic of Congo.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH:
Third witness testifies in "Man of God" incest case.
Thursday, April 08 2010

The farmer who was first informed of the alleged incest committed by Nana Kofi Yirenkyi also known as “Jesus One Touch”, Founder and General Overseer of Jesus Blood Ministry, at Oblogo Manchester by the victim on Wednesday mounted the witness box.

TEMA :
Need for intergration- Commissioner General
Thursday, April 08 2010

Mr. George Blankson, Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has said revenue professionals could no longer afford to delay the integration and modernization of the revenue administration in the country.

(MANSO-FAWOTRIKYE) AMANSIE WEST:
"Galamsey" claims four lives in Amansie
Thursday, April 08 2010

Four illegal miners were killed and three others suffered cuts and broken bones when a 26-feet deep pit collapsed on them at
Manso-Fawotrikye in the Amansie-West District.   

(KOFORIDUA)NEW JUABEN:
Gov’t will ensure quality education-Asamoah
Thursday, April 08 2010

New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, has reiterated government’s commitment to live up to its responsibilities of providing quality education to the people.

FANTEAKWA :
NDC chairman arrested.
Thursday, April 08 2010

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) chairman for the Fanteakwa constituency in the Eastern Region has been remanded in prison custody over allegations of murder.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t spends $ 1.5 million on malaria quarterly
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ms Sherry Ayittey, has disclosed that government will continue to spend 1.5 million dollars every quarter to support malaria treatment if people don’t stop politicizing the fight to eliminate filth from the country’s cities.

TAMALE:
Upsurge in chieftaincy related violence worrying-CSO
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Ghana Network for Peace Building (GHANEP), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) engaged in monitoring and resolving conflicts, has expressed concern over the upsurge in chieftaincy related violence and called on the government to increase the manpower and logistic capacity of the security services to effectively maintain law and order in the country.

(KUMASI) KMA:
NHIS Managers to deal with bottlenecks
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku Manu, has appealed to Managers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to identify
and remove bottlenecks and weaknesses impeding its smooth
operation.

TAMALE:
Minister expresses disappointment at NDC youth
Thursday, April 08 2010

Mr. San Nasamu Asabigi, Deputy Northern Regional Minister has expressed disappointment at a session of the youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for their constant castigation of the government, which he observed undermines performance.

(ATIAVI) KETA :
Traditional Council passes resolution on funeral celebrations
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Atiavi Traditional Council in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, has resolved to streamline funeral celebrations. 

(NANDOM) LAWRA:
Health Minister commends Nandom Youth
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Minister of Health, Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, has commended members of the Nandom Youth Forum (NYF) for mobilizing resources to cater for the health needs of the people of Nandom and its environs.     

(FEYIASE) BOSOMTWE:
Energy Minister, three others honoured
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Minister of Energy, Dr Joe Oteng-Agyei, has been honoured alongside three other key personalities for their outstanding contribution to the development of the Bosomtwe District.      

(AGOGOSO) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Rainstorm displaces hundreds in Atwima
Thursday, April 08 2010

A heavy rainfall accompanied by strong winds has displaced hundreds of people in four farming communities in the Atwima-Mponua District in the Ashanti Region. 

(EJISU) EJISU-JUABEN:
Queenmother calls for modification of puberty rites
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Queen mother of Ejisu, Nana Yaa Asantewaa II has advocated modification of the way puberty rites are performed (Bragoro) by scrapping aspects that are found distasteful to the present generation.   

KARAGA:
Residents reject boreholes
Thursday, April 08 2010

Residents of Pishigu, a farming community in the Karaga District of the Northern Region, have resorted to drink­ing water from guinea-worm infested dams despite the provision of six boreholes to the area by World Vision Ghana, an interna­tional Non-Govern mental Organization.

NATIONAL:
Fishing law ready in June
Thursday, April 08 2010

A new Legislative Instrument (LI) to enforce the ban on the use of light, carbide, DDT, dynamite and other explosives for fishing, is to be passed in June this year.

(EJURA) EJURA SEKYEDUMASE:
Ejura-Sekyedumase District Police receive office equipment
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Ejura-Sekyedumase District Police Command has been presented with office equipment valued at GH¢ 3,140.00.

ACCRA:
Gov’t urged to expedite action on mobile phone portability
Thursday, April 08 2010

A number of surveys conducted  by the Consumer Protection Agency (CPA), have shown that consumers of telecommunications services are more satisfied with their telephone numbers and would like to retain them while switching to other  operators. 

NADOWLI:
Japan to assist Nadowli Hospital
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Nadowli District Hospital is to be provided with a female, male and children’s wards with a Japanese government’s grant this year, Mr. Abu Kasanbata, District Chief Executive of Nadowli has said.

ACCRA:
CJ calls for consolidated African judicial system
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Chief Justice, Mrs. Justice Georgina T. Wood, said a consolidated African judicial system would foster trade and ease legal barriers among countries.

BAWKU:
Gov’t to clamp down on Bawku trouble makers
Thursday, April 08 2010

The Government says it will deal ruthlessly with people who are fueling clashes in the troubled Upper East Regional town of Bawku.

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA EAST :
"Pure Water" is Source of bacteria infection, Researchers say
Friday, April 09 2010

Research conducted in Navrongo to ascertain the wholesomeness of sachet water has established that some brands on the market are not wholesome and can endanger life.

GOMOA EAST :
Murder case-five arrested
Friday, April 09 2010

The Agona Swedru police have arrested five people suspected to have murdered the general overseer of the Kania Reformed Church, Reverend Kweku Bentum, at Gomoa Achiase on the night of Wednesday, April 7.

BAWKU :
Bawku crisis: Riding of motor bikes banned
Friday, April 09 2010

National Security has imposed a temporal ban on motor-riding in Bawku in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

BIBIANI ANHWIASO BEKWAI :
Western Region records three H1N1 cases
Friday, April 09 2010

The Western Regional Health Directorate has stepped up its public education on health related issues especially on the outbreak of the HINI influenza to create awareness among the people.

(GOMOA ACHIASE) GOMOA EAST:
Pastor gunned down
Friday, April 09 2010

The Founder and Leader of the Jehovah Shalom Church, popularly known as Canaan, at Gomoa Achiase, Pastor Kweku Bentum, was last Wednesday night gunned down by unknown assailants.

(NOYEM)BIRIM NORTH :
Ten buried alive
Friday, April 09 2010

Ten illegal miners (galamsey operators) were buried alive in separate incidents at Noyem in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region and Manso-Fawotrikye in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region last Wednesday when the pits in which they were digging for gold caved in.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Select-Committee wants security beef-up in Western Region
Friday, April 09 2010

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Defense and Interior has called for security in the Western Region to be beefed-up to protect the country’s oil industry.

BAWKU :
Killings in Bawku continues, Kola nut Exporter killed
Friday, April 09 2010

The killings in Bawku continues unabated as unidentified assailants pulled out a kola nuts and onions exporter from a truck, on which he was travelling with others from Bakwu toward Kulungugu, and killed him.

BAWKU :
World War II veteran appeals for calm at Bawku
Friday, April 09 2010

A 94-year old World War II veteran, has added his voice to the appeals for calm in Bawku to allow peace and security to prevail.

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA :
Police arrest escapee
Friday, April 09 2010

Abukaar Sadiq, a 20-year old man, who escaped from the custody of the Ghana Navy in Tema and managed to travel to Nyanyano in Kasoa in handcuffs has been arrested by the Police at Kasoa.

(ENCHI) AOWIN SUAMAN :
Armed robbers attack Ivorian traders at Enchi
Friday, April 09 2010

Six armed men have attacked a group of Ivorian traders, who were entering the country through unapproved route at Enchi, the Western Regional Crime Officer, Mr Victor Agbetornyo has said.

NATIONAL :
Arrest "Maame Dorkunu".
Friday, April 09 2010

An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Grace Omaboe (a.k.a Maame Dokono), Proprietress of Peace and Love Orphanage for failing to appear before the court.

(CHUCHULIGA) BUILSA :
Builsa youth empowered
Friday, April 09 2010

The Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mrs. Agnes Asangalisah Chigabatia, has presented items worth GHC600.00 to the Saint Agnes Vocational Training Institute at Chuchuliga in the Builsa District of the Upper East Region.

(SENYA BEREKU) AWUTU SENYA:
Chiefs and people hold durbar
Friday, April 09 2010

The Volta Regional Police Commander, Mr David Ampah-Bennin, has stressed the need for the people of Senya-Bereku to raise the social profile of the area through education.

NATIONAL :
ATTC to get facelift.
Friday, April 09 2010

The Ministry of Education and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve the teaching environment at the Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC).

AMA :
Assembly to demolish more structures.
Friday, April 09 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) would from Monday 12th April, 2010, embark on a demolition exercise to remove all unauthorized structures on waterways to reduce the perennial flooding in the city.

(AYIKUMAH)DANGME WEST :
Woman lives for 141 years.
Friday, April 09 2010

Madam Florence Nartey,a 141-year-old woman who hails from Ayikumah in the Eastern Region, has died after a short illness.

ASUTIFI :
Entrepreneurs at Ahafo Mine schooled
Friday, April 09 2010

Forty-seven local suppliers of Ahafo Mine of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) have benefited from capacity building programmes in the areas of mentoring in business, tender and financial management, accounting, marketing, health and safety.

(ABUAKWA SOUTH) EAST AKIM :
Vodafone comes out with protection policy
Friday, April 09 2010

The management of Vodafone Ghana has introduced a fatality protection programme to protect its employees, partners, assigns and contractors from fatal accidents and injuries while on the job.
  

(KAMGBUNLI) ELLEMBELLE :
Philanthropist puts 25 people on NHIS register at Kamgbunli
Friday, April 09 2010

The National Democratic Congress (NDC)  Propaganda Secretary in the Ellembelle District, Mr. Jibrew Alhassan-Naminn has registered 25 people with the National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS) from his own coffers at the cost of 183 Ghana Cedis.

(JAMESTOWN) AMA :
I did not beat my inlaw and wife- Bukom Banku
Friday, April 09 2010

Sensational boxer and Light heavy weight champion of Africa, Braimah Kamoko popularly known as "Bukom Banku" says he did not beat his brother in law to pulp as being suggested but the two of them only struggled and fell.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Fair Wages Commission lauds new pay policy
Friday, April 09 2010

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has defended the Single Spine Pay Policy saying; it holds good prospects for the Ghanaian public service worker and should be supported.   

NATIONAL:
Mills inaugurates Ghana Boundary Commission
Friday, April 09 2010

Ghana has formed a 16-member Commission to engage neighbouring West African States in thorough negotiations over its maritime and land boundaries.

WA:
Group unhappy with Fair Wages Commission
Friday, April 09 2010

The Upper West Regional branch of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) on Wednesday called on government to ensure that all anomalies of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) are corrected before its implementation in July. 

NATIONAL:
Gov’t defrays all insurance claims arrears soon
Friday, April 09 2010

The government is to clear the nationwide unpaid claims of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) totalling GH¢ 50,000,000.00 from next week.

TAMALE:
150 WC toilets for Tamale Metro
Friday, April 09 2010

Communities within the Tamale Metropolis  have benefited from over 150 water closet toilet facilities.

(ZEBILLA) BAWKU WEST:
Avoka urges MMDAs to comply by President’s directive
Friday, April 09 2010

The Majority leader in Parliament, Mr. Cletus Avoka, has donated a computer and its accessories to the Zebilla Police Station. 

TECHIMAN:
Techiman Chief, six others face prosecution
Friday, April 09 2010

Police have arrested seven people, including the chief of Techiman, Nana Akumfi Ameyaw, in connection with the kidnapping of the chief of Tuobodom, Nana Baffour Asare II.

SAWLA-TUNA-KALBA:
DCE cautions youth to remain focused
Friday, April 09 2010

The Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Chief Executive in the Northern region, Alhassan Bukari Sakuru has called on the foot soldiers of the party especially  the youth to remain focus and determine during this time of their stay in governance.

MAMPONG:
Mampong MP invests in educational infrastructure
Friday, April 09 2010

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante-Mampong, Mr Francis Addai-Nimoh, has spent GH¢15,998 of his share of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) budget to provide sanitation facilities for the Mampong Presbyterian cluster of schools.

HO :
VR records 111 motor accidents in first quarter
Friday, April 09 2010

The Volta Regional Police Command, has recorded a total of 111 motor accidents in the first quarter of this year.

(ATIAVI)KETA:
Gov’t pledges to support Atiavi Water Project
Friday, April 09 2010

Government has pledged to complement efforts of the chiefs and people of Atiavi in the Keta Municipality to complete their water project.

(ODUMASE) LOWER MANYA KROBO:
Minister takes engineers, consultants to task
Friday, April 09 2010

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, says in
future building engineers and consultants who give approval for payment would be held responsible when these buildings get damaged under the slightest rainstorm.

TAMALE:
Tamale Hospital trains housemen
Friday, April 09 2010

The Tamale Teaching Hospital has given basic surgical training skills to fourteen housemen to enhance their expertise in surgical operations.

(BONSUA) OFFINSO SOUTH:
Health Officer pushes for personal hygiene
Friday, April 09 2010

A Superintendent Community Health Nurse, Ms Patricia Brobbey, has said there is the need to aid school children through education to observe personal hygiene.     

ACCRA :
Vodafone consultations progressing - Minister
Friday, April 09 2010

Government’s re-engagement with the management of Vodafone on some aspects of the agreement that led to the sale of majority shares in Ghana Telecom is progressing well, Communications Minister Haruna Iddrisu said in Accra. 

HO:
Police Depot JHS gets cadet corps
Friday, April 09 2010

Mr. Berko Owusu, Ho Municipal Police Commander, has commissioned the Ho Police Depot Junior High School Cadet Corps to serve as a "stable for creating crime consciousness" among the pupils and instilling discipline in them. 

NATIONAL :
Government to deal ruthlessly with premix revenue looters
Saturday, April 10 2010

The acting Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr Enoch .T. Mensah has given warned Landing Beach Committee members in charge of premix fuel, whom he said some have turned themselves into desk despots, to render account of their stewardship or face the law.

(KULUNGUNGU) BAWKU :
Bawku asked to use traditional activities to solve conflict
Saturday, April 10 2010

The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Owen Woyongo, has called on the  people of Bawku in the Upper East Region  to use festivals, funerals and other social gatherings to interact and get to know each other better so as to foster understanding and tolerance amongst themselves.

(FIJAI) STMA :
Prevent children from roaming the streets at night- Participants
Saturday, April 10 2010

Participants at the just ended fourth Western Regional Educational Sector Annual Review Meeting, have proposed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies and traditional authorities to enact bye-laws or put in place measures to prevent children from attending wake keepings and other social activities at night, as a way of raising academic performance in their areas.

(KAMGBUNLI) ELLEMBELLE :
Philanthropist puts 25 people on NHIS register at Kamgbunli
Saturday, April 10 2010

The NDC Propaganda Secretary in the Ellembelle District, Mr. Jibrew Alhassan-Naminn has registered 25 people with the National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS) from his own coffers at the cost of 183 Ghana Cedis.

TECHIMAN :
Techimanhene denies police charges against him
Saturday, April 10 2010

The Press Coordinator of the chief of Techiman, Abubakar Akumfi Ameyaw has denied knowledge of any charges or prosecution against the chief by the police.

NZEMA EAST :
Nzema Youth to Demonstrate Against CHRAJ...But Sipa Calls For Restraint
Saturday, April 10 2010

Barring any unforeseen contingencies some irate Youth from Nzema in the Western Region, will hit the streets on Monday to stage a massive demonstration against the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), against what they call “unfair treatment” being meted out to former Health Minister, Mr. George Sipa Yankey in the Mabey and Johnson bribery scandal.

LAMBUSSIE/KARNI
Assembly makes more promises
Sunday, April 11 2010

The Lambussie/Karni District Assembly in collaboration with its development partners, would provide every basic school in the area with a modern classroom block and furniture before the first term of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ends.

NATIONAL
: Military academy is 50.
Sunday, April 11 2010

The Ghana Military Academy has held an Alumni and Family Fun games to commemorate its 50th anniversary celebration.

HO
Media advised.
Sunday, April 11 2010

Professor Kwame Karikari, Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has called on the media to raise the performance standards among the arms of governance in Ghana to deepen freedom of expression.
    

BOLGATANGA
Upper East marks International Womens day
Sunday, April 11 2010

The Upper East Regional Programmes Co-ordinator of the International Federation of Women Lawyers- Ghana, has called for an end to inhuman cultural practices such as female genital mutilation, widowhood rites and forceful marriages in Ghana.

YENDI
:Six arrested for murder of Yana
Sunday, April 11 2010

Security personnel on Saturday dawn rounded up 41 people during a swoop in Yendi Municipality, in a bid to arrest the suspected murderers of the Overlord of Dagbon, Yana Yakubu Andani II.

HO
Government release funds for public university
Sunday, April 11 2010

The government has released three million cedis for the take-off of the proposed public university in the Volta Region.

NATIONAL :
GBC boss and 3 others interdicted
Monday, April 12 2010

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has directed the immediate interdiction of the Director-General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Mr. William Ampem Darko, to pave way for investigations into alleged financial impropriety at GBC.

NATIONAL :
28 perish in accidents
Monday, April 12 2010

Twenty eight people died in two separate accidents at Attakrom, near Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region, and Asenema, near Adukrom in the Eastern Region, last Saturday.

(BREMAN ASIKUMA) ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA
: Student stabbed.
Monday, April 12 2010

A student, Albert Nyame, has appeared before the Agona Swedru circuit court in connection with his alleged stabbing of another student with a machete at Breman Asikuma.

NATIONAL :
Brazil To Assist Ghana Acquire Jet
Monday, April 12 2010

The Brazilian government is extending a credit facility to Ghana to acquire a jet for the Ghana Air Force to facilitate its operations.

NATIONAL
Ghana Prisons Service to reform and rehabilitate prisoners
Monday, April 12 2010

The Brazilian government is extending a credit facility to Ghana to acquire a jet for the Ghana Air Force to facilitate its operations.

(ACCRA) AMA :
ECG accuses Africa Automobile of illegal electricity connection
Monday, April 12 2010

The Management of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), will push for custodial sentence for officials of African Automobile Limited (AAL), for an alleged illegal connection of electricity to their premises.

BOLGATANGA :
NPP asks Upper East Regional Minister to step aside
Monday, April 12 2010

The New Patriotic Party(NPP) has called on the Executive, to ask the Upper East Regional Minister, to step aside to facilitate the work of the committee set up to investigate acts of malfeasance against him.

YENDI :
Police disperse crowds in Yendi as tension mounts
Monday, April 12 2010

The police in Yendi yesterday, dispersed crowds of Abudu youth who amassed to hold a press conference in connection with the arrests Saturday of some of their elders.

WEST AKYEM
: Eminent chieftancy dispute.
Monday, April 12 2010

A simmering tension between the chiefs of Aworasa and Asamankese in the Eastern region has reached boiling point, and there are fears the situation may soon degenerate into a bloody war between the two towns.

LOWER MANYA KROBO
: Serial caller defiles girl.
Monday, April 12 2010

A popular serial caller on Rite FM, Micheal Kwao,24, also known as alligator in Somanya has been remanded in prison custody at Akuse for defiling a 10 year old primary school girl.

(ABURI) AKUAPEM SOUTH
: Boost for Aburi Crafts Village complex
Monday, April 12 2010

The Ministry of Trade and Industry is providing GHC 850,000 for the development of a Crafts Village complex at Aburi.

YENDI :
Nine suspects remanded over Ya Na’s murder
Tuesday, April 13 2010

Nine suspects linked to the killing of the overlord of Dabgon, Ya Na Yakubu Andani, have been charged with murder and remanded in custody.

BAWKU :
Major banks, firms close down in Bawku
Tuesday, April 13 2010

A number of banks and business entities operating in the Bawku municipality have relocated due to the unstable situation of the one-time brisk commercial town.

NATIONAL :
Illegal power connection : ECG strikes
Tuesday, April 13 2010

Ten thousand companies in Accra and Kumasi are to be inspected by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to expose those engaged in illegal connection of electricity.

NATIONAL :
GBC board can not interdict Director-General - Chairman
Tuesday, April 13 2010

The Board of Directors of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has asked the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to redirect the request for the interdiction of the Director- General of GBC, Mr. William Ampem Darko to the National Media Commission (NMC).

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Cargo truck crushes 26-year-old to death
Tuesday, April 13 2010

A 26-year-old former student of the Takoradi Polytechnic (T-Poly) was killed at the Polytechnic Junction last Friday when an Infinity 4-wheel vehicle he was sitting in was crushed by a cargo truck.

NATIONAL :
Eight CEPS officials, one policeman arrested over Anas’ cocoa smuggling story
Tuesday, April 13 2010

Eight Customs officers and a policeman implicated in the smuggling of cocoa to neighbouring countries have been arrested by police CID.

(AFLAO) KETU SOUTH :
Minister’s Bodyguards Grabbed For Armed Robbery
Tuesday, April 13 2010

Bodyguards of Tourism Minister, Zita Okaikoi and Chairman of the Council of State, Prof. Kofi Awoonor, have been arrested for alleged armed robbery on the Accra-Aflao road.

NATIONAL
: 5th Annual Connecting Rural Communities Africa Foryum launched
Tuesday, April 13 2010

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO), Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has stressed the need for Ghana and for that matter Africa, to improve its rural telecom connectivity for inclusive growth.

NATIONAL
:Robbers develop new strategies
Tuesday, April 13 2010

The Accra Regional Police Command says reports reaching it indicate that measures used by robbers to snatch vehicles from drivers have changed. In a statement the police said the new trend is that the robbers physically attack the drivers with offensive weapons before robbing them of their valuables especially, their monies.

NATIONAL
: 2010,drug free year-NACOB
Tuesday, April 13 2010

The Narcotics Control Board has declared 2010, a drug-free year. The Board is therefore embarking on public education campaigns across the country to educate the public on the dangers of narcotics.

KWAHU WEST
:One million patronised paragliding.
Tuesday, April 13 2010

About one million people took part in the paragliding festival, which was held at Kwahu in the Eastern Region during Easter.

AMA
: AMA undertakes demolition exercise
Tuesday, April 13 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has begun an exercise to demolish more than 140 unauthorised structures on watercourses in its bid to reduce the perennial flooding of some areas within the western part of Accra.

TEMA
: Sack energy minister-TOR staff
Tuesday, April 13 2010

Workers of the Tema Oil Refinery are demanding the immediate removal of the Energy Minister Dr Oteng Adjei.

NATIONAL
: CEPS transfers all border staff.
Tuesday, April 13 2010

The Commissioner of the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) E.R.K Lanyon has ordered the immediate transfer of all personnel at the western frontier.

NATIONAL
: GBC boss to answer charges.
Tuesday, April 13 2010

The Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation will have to answer questions on various expenses, in excess of GH¢900m, including payments of cash to ‘faceless persons’ to facilitate release of subventions to the state broadcaster.

NATIONAL
: 66 million dollars for oil hedging
Tuesday, April 13 2010

Sixty-six million dollars ($66 million) is expected to be spent on oil hedging as the nation begins the Commodity Price Risk Management Policy approved by cabinet last month

NATIONAL
: Salaries to "ghost "workers suspended
Tuesday, April 13 2010

Payment of salaries of 2,383 teachers on government’s payroll has been suspended with immediate effect.

NATIONAL
: President Mills calls for banks with good records.
Tuesday, April 13 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has invited banks with excellent track records and experience to assist in the development of Ghana’s oil industry.

NATIONAL :
Ministries to use prepaid.
Wednesday, April 14 2010

The government has directed the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to fix prepaid meters at all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

AMA :
AMA demolish 30 houses
Wednesday, April 14 2010

Residents of Sakaman are crying foul over demolition of their houses, accusing the Accra Metropolitan Assembly of punishing them because they voted for the New Patriotic Party.

TEMA :
Poor recruitment blamed for police robberies
Wednesday, April 14 2010

ACP Augustine Gyening, Tema Regional Police Commander has blamed the worrying but rising numbers of policemen involved in robberies on poor recruitment exercises engaged in by the police administration some four and five years ago.

NATIONAL :
Prepaid meters to be fixed at gov’t institutions
Wednesday, April 14 2010

The government has directed the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to fix prepaid meters at all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

NATIONAL :
Warning: Drought Ahead
Wednesday, April 14 2010

The country is likely to experience low rainfalls characterized by severe thunderstorms and gusty winds this year, Charles Kweku Yorke, Principal Meteorologist, has forecast.

NATIONAL :
Government assures of adequate fuel stock
Wednesday, April 14 2010

The Government has assured the public that there is enough fuel stock, despite the shutdown of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).

ASUTIFI :
Newmont pays GH¢7 million in spillage compensation
Wednesday, April 14 2010

Newmont Ghana has announced that the company has paid the compensation amount it was directed to pay following the accidental overflow of process solution at the Ahafo mine in October, 2010.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH :
Headmaster testifies.
Wednesday, April 14 2010

Christopher Chindo Garbrah, the headmaster of Regent Way, the school Jesus One Touch’s daughter attended, has informed an Accra Circuit Court that the child was often absent from school.

(AIYINASI) ELLEMBELLE
860 communities in Western Region to benefit from electricity supply
Wednesday, April 14 2010

About 860 communities in the Western Region will be connected to the National Electricity Grid within the next two years.

(JAMESTOWN) AMA :
Committee dissolved
Wednesday, April 14 2010

The James Town premix landing Beach Committee has been dissolved with immediate effect.

KARAGA :
Teachers take advantage of students
Wednesday, April 14 2010

Days of painstaking investigations by GOR from the campus of the Karaga Senior High School (SHS) in the Northern Region have uncovered a web of serious romantic relationships between teaching staff and students of the school.

NATIONAL :
Population to hit 24 million
Wednesday, April 14 2010

24.5 million people are expected to be counted in the 2010 Population and Housing Census later this year.

NATIONAL :
NMC worried.
Wednesday, April 14 2010

The National Media Commission, NMC has added its voice to condemnations against growing spate of publication of indecent materials in some sections of the media.

AMA :
Government suspends contract.
Wednesday, April 14 2010

Government has ordered the suspension of a business deal between the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and a private company to manage outdoor advertisement in the city.

YENDI:
Police denies attempted arrest of Boling La-Na
Wednesday, April 14 2010

Police in the northern region have denied carrying out any operation in Yendi to arrest the Boling La-Na.

MFANTSEMAN :
NDC denies media report
Wednesday, April 14 2010

The Mfantseman West Constituency executive of the National Democratic Congress has disassociated itself from a news item by an alleged campaign team and foot soldiers of the party, carried by a section of the media calling on President John Evans Atta Mills to provide them with jobs.

NATIONAL :
Commercial courts nationwide
Wednesday, April 14 2010

Five years after its successful operation in Accra, the Commercial Courts system will soon be replicated in all the 10 regional capitals in the country, Chief Justice Georgina Wood, has revealed.

AMA :
Homowo calendar out.
Wednesday, April 14 2010

The Ga Traditional Council has announced that the ban on drumming and noise making to usher in the celebration of the Homowo festival.

(ACCRA) AMA:
AMA suspends Ga Mashie pre-mix landing beach
Wednesday, April 14 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has dissolved the committee for the Ga Mashie premix fuel landing beach following several allegations of non cooperation from committee members and the misuse of proceeds from the premix fuel.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST:
Gov’t tackles problems of Tumu
Wednesday, April 14 2010

The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Kale Caesar, says government is committed to solving problems facing the people of the Tumu area, to pave way for development.

YENDI:
Four to stand trial
Wednesday, April 14 2010

Four people are being processed to stand trial for indulging in violent acts in the Yendi municipality following Saturday’s arrest of 41 persons in connection with the murder of the late Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II.

(MANSO NKWANTA) AMANSIE WEST:
ECG to light-up 31 communities
Wednesday, April 14 2010

Thirty-one communities in the Amansie West District have been selected to be connected to the national electricity grid this year, Mr  Charles Oti Prempeh, the District Chief Executive, has disclosed.     

NATIONAL:
False Alarm: No drought in Ghana this year
Wednesday, April 14 2010

Principal Meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency has denied threats of a looming drought situation in Ghana.

BAWKU :
One person jailed 3 years for breaking Bawku curfew
Thursday, April 15 2010

One person has been slapped with a three year jail sentence for breaking curfew hours in Bawku in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

NATIONAL :
Inflation Drops
Thursday, April 15 2010

Inflation for March is 13.3 percent, down from 14.2 percent in February. This indicates a gradual dis-inflationary trend in the economy as the figure has consistently been on the downward spiral for several months.

NATIONAL :
Commercial Courts for all regional capitals
Thursday, April 15 2010

Five years after its successful operation in Accra, the Commercial Courts system will soon be replicated in all the 10 regional capitals in the country, Chief Justice Georgina Wood, has revealed.

NATIONAL :
GH¢27.2m for food security
Thursday, April 15 2010

In a bid to enhance national food security, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has released GH¢27.2 million towards the keeping of a buffer stock of food supplies.

NATIONAL :
Lawyers for 10 arrested customs, police ‘smuggling’ officers challenge court’s jurisdiction
Thursday, April 15 2010

Lawyers defending 10 customs and police officers who were captured on video smuggling cocoa to Ivory Coast have challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case.

NATIONAL :
Vice President condemns foot soldiers’ violence
Thursday, April 15 2010

The Vice president, Hon. John Dramani Mahama has expressed worry about the recent violent demands of party foot soldiers.

NATIONAL :
Minister calls for automation of CEPS operations
Thursday, April 15 2010

The Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Fifi Kwetey, has stressed the need for the automation of Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) to enhance its operations to meet the challenge of trade facilitation and revenue mobilisation.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
MASLOC goes after loan defaulters
Thursday, April 15 2010

The Eastern Regional Coordinator of the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) has cautioned beneficiaries of the facility to pay back to avert legal actions against those in default.

LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Assembly takes steps toward JHS
Thursday, April 15 2010

The Presiding Member for the Lower Manya Krobo District has said that the Assembly is putting in place measures to reverse the poor performance of JHS pupils in the district.

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
Fetish priest in court.
Thursday, April 15 2010

A fetish priestess facing trial at the Kade District Magistrate’s Court for defrauding a woman of GH¢ 4,700 with the promise to cure her sister of a mental problem has refunded GH¢ 2,300 to the police.

NATIONAL :
Passports and matters arising.
Thursday, April 15 2010

Barely three weeks into the launch of Ghana’s biometric passport, the Passport Office is facing major difficulties in coping with the large number of applicants seeking to acquire the new passport.

ASHAIMAN :
Ashaiman police in search of driver
Thursday, April 15 2010

An articulated truck with registration number BA 1394 Q carrying 800 bags of granulated sugar which was alleged to have been stolen by three policemen from the Ashaiman police, has been found abandoned at Madina, near East Legon in Accra, without the 800 bags of sugar.

NATIONAL :
BECE starts on Monday.
Thursday, April 15 2010

The 2010 Basic Education Certificate Examination of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) takes off on Monday, April 19 throughout the country with 685,912 (Six hundred and eighty-five thousand, nine hundred and twelve) registered candidates.

WEST MAMPRUSI:
DCE warns non-performing contractors
Thursday, April 15 2010

The West Mamprusi District Chief Executive, (DCE) Sulley Abudu Zakaria Lord has warned non performing contractors in the district to live up to expectation or risk having their contracts terminated.

OBUASI:
Anglogold to support education development in Obuasi
Thursday, April 15 2010

The Managing Director of the Obuasi Mine of AngloGold Ashanti, Mr Kwasi Enyan, has said the company has plans for educational development in the Obuasi Municipality.

(VE-KOLOENU)HOHOE:
Ve-Koloenu turns old post office to clinic
Thursday, April 15 2010

A community clinic has been inaugurated for the people of Ve-Koloenu.

HOHOE:
Female students demand protection against amorous tutor
Thursday, April 15 2010

Female students of the Leklebi Senior High School are demanding extra protection against the ’zippy sexual flings’ of a male tutor. 

ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
High student population over-stretching schools
Thursday, April 15 2010

The Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Mr. Joseph Kwabena Onyinah, has lamented that high student population of Senior High Schools (SHS) in the region is putting pressure on educational infrastructure and facilities.

NATIONAL:
We’ll surely get to the promised land: Mills
Thursday, April 15 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has appealed to Ghanaians to be patient in their expectations because he will deliver on his Better Ghana promise.

GUSHEGU:
23 picked up at Gushegu
Thursday, April 15 2010

Twenty three people have been picked up at Gushiegu in the Northern Region for their alleged involvement in the political violence that occurred in the area and Kpatinga in 2008 which led to the death of three persons, including an elderly sub-chief.

ACCRA:
Gov’t weighs fate of Aqua Vitens Rand
Thursday, April 15 2010

The minister of water resources, works and housing, Mr. Alban Bagbin, has announced that government is conducting a critical scientific study on the operations of Aqua Vitens Rand, the Operator, acting for and on behalf of the Ghana Water Company Ltd. (GWCL).

WA:
Gov’t increases Capitation Grant by 50 %
Thursday, April 15 2010

The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Caesar Kale, has noted that the development of education is key to self-reliance hence the importance government attaches to it.   

NATIONAL:
ADB is not for sale - Gov’t
Thursday, April 15 2010

Government has denied it has any intention of selling the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB).

(KALEO) NADOWLI:
High schools to get additional infrastructure
Thursday, April 15 2010

Eleven out of the 18 senior high schools in the Upper West Region are to be provided with additional classrooms and dormitories to enable them to admit new students next academic year.

(ADINA)KETU SOUTH:
Committee formed to protect salt industry at Adina
Thursday, April 15 2010

Adina, a coastal community in the Ketu-South District has formed a committee to protect its interest in the salt industry, which is about to take-off in the area.

TAMA:
COCOBOD to provide sheanut picking areas with solar electricity
Thursday, April 15 2010

The Ghana COCOBOD is installing solar panels in sheanut picking communities and farms in the three northern regions to reduce the
rate of snake bites and to ensure that all sheanuts are picked from the field.   

BAWKU :
NPP chiarman shot dead in Bawku
Friday, April 16 2010

News from Bawku indicates that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) polling station chairman in the Bawku municipality of the Upper East Region has been shot dead by unidentified assailants.

ACCRA :
Confusion rocks passport office
Friday, April 16 2010

Confusion broke out at the passport office Thursday morning following accusations of bribe taking by enraged applicants against workers.

NATIONAL :
Prisoners: Voting Can Wait
Friday, April 16 2010

Inmates of the Nsawam Medium Security Prison and the Ussher Fort Prison at James Town, Accra, do not seem too enthused about the ruling by the Supreme Court that gives them the right to vote in the country’s general elections.

BOLGATANGA :
Tomato farmers threaten to quit
Friday, April 16 2010

Tomato farmers in the Upper East Region have threatened to stop cropping tomato during the next farming season if they are not assured of a guaranteed market and access to improved agricultural extension services.

(BUI) TAIN
Bui resettlement plan to go ahead
Friday, April 16 2010

The Bui Power Authority (BPA) has given the assurance that the second and final phase of the resettlement programme for communities affected by the construction of the Bui hydroelectric power project will go on as scheduled.

NATIONAL :
Sexual abuse on the rise.
Friday, April 16 2010

Child’s Right non-governmental Organisation, Plan Ghana, has released a damning report about the prevalence of sexual abuse in some Ghanaian schools.

(LEGON) GA EAST :
New V.C for University of Ghana
Friday, April 16 2010

Prof. Ernest Aryeetey has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon by the University Council.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Takoradi Port to be transformed
Friday, April 16 2010

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authoritv , (GPHA) has designed a master plan for the redevelopment and expansion of the Takoradi Port to transform it into a modern and vibrant one to meet the challenges of the emerging oil and gas industry.

BAWKU :
Curfew could increase CSM
Friday, April 16 2010

Kusasi Youth in Bawku say current curfew hours imposed on the town’s residents is too harsh especially now that Cerebro-Spinal Meningi­tis (CSM) is on the increase.

JUABOSO :
Security intensifies at Juaboso
Friday, April 16 2010

New regulations are being introduced to strengthen security in the the Juaboso District of the Western Region, to ensure smooth development.

NATIONAL :
GIA joins flight mayhem
Friday, April 16 2010

At least three airlines operating out of Accra to Europe have cancelled their flights as a result of the volcanic ash presently covering the skies over about ten countries in Europe.

TEMA :
Sex scandal- victim arrested.
Friday, April 16 2010

Shocking information gathered by the Daily Searchlight newspaper as at press time last night indicates that the Sakumono District Police Command has arrested the young lady who the Member of Parliament for Ho Central Constituency in the Volta Region, Hon. Captain George Nfojoh, had several rounds of sexual bouts with her under duress!

ACCRA:
Chief Justice pushes for commitment
Friday, April 16 2010

Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood has called on members of the judiciary to assist in the promotion of democracy and greater access to justice in the country.

TAMALE:
Boost for maize, legume production
Friday, April 16 2010

A soil health project targeted it boosting maize and legume production in the three northern regions has been launched in Tamale.

NATIONAL:
Policy rate now 15%
Friday, April 16 2010

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has set the new policy rate at 15%.

NADOWLI:
Nadowli Hospital to get female, kids wards
Friday, April 16 2010

The Nadowli Hospital is to be provided with a female, male and children’s wards with a Japanese Government grant this year, Mr. Abu Ksanbata, District Chief Executive for Nadowli has disclosed.

ASHAIMAN:
Authorities join forces against drug peddling
Friday, April 16 2010

The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) is to collaborate with the Food and Drugs Board to address the problem of drug peddling on commercial vehicles and markets in the Ashaiman Municipality.

(ACCRA) AMA:
ECG replaces obsolete underground cables
Friday, April 16 2010

Obsolete underground cables at the Airport City Station in Accra, which have for some time now been causing power flactuations, are being replaced by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) at the cost of GH¢ 900,000.

(TEMA) TMA:
Senior Cadre blasts TOR workers
Friday, April 16 2010

A former Organizing Assistant of the Committee for Defence of the Revolution (CDR) has condemned the recent staging of demonstration by workers of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), who are calling for the removal of the Energy Minister, Dr. Joe Oteng Adjei.

BAWKU:
GCB to resume operations at Bawku
Friday, April 16 2010

Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) says it is closely monitoring the security situation in the Bawku Municipality to resume operations as soon as some appreciable level of normalcy is restored in the troubled municipality.

ASUNAFO NORTH :
Asunafo North MP supports education
Saturday, April 17 2010

Acknowledging that human capacity development is vital for economic development, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo North, Hon. Robert Sarfo Mensah, has organised a quiz competition for all Primary and Junior High schools in the constituency.
 

ELLEMBELLE :
MASLOC beneficiaries refuse to pay GHC 43m debt
Saturday, April 17 2010

The Western Regional office of the Medium and Small Loans which was established by the previous government to give financial assistance to small and medium enterprises is on the verge of collapse if efforts are not made to turn things around.

ATEBUBU-AMANTIN:
Assembly to venture into rice production
Saturday, April 17 2010

The Atebubu-Amantin District Assembly, in collaboration with the District Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), is to go into rice cultivation this year.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Carnage on Western Roads Abate
Saturday, April 17 2010

The Western Region, a contributor to about 90% of road crashes in the country has since 2005 seen a decline making it one of the best regions in terms of road safety.

WENCHI :
Concerned citizen decries high rates
Saturday, April 17 2010

A concerned citizen at Wenchi in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Nana Poku Kasampe has expressed dissatisfaction about the collection of property rates, basic rates, stool land rates, among others, stating that these monies do not go into state coffers.

(ENCHI) AOWIN SUAMAN :
Two jealous men kill wives
Saturday, April 17 2010

An explosion of fury and anger coupled with jealousy resulted in two bloody incidents in the Western Region, when two men who suspected their wives of infidelity decided to take the law into their hands in fatal revenge.

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA EAST :
Navrongo youth are first rate alcohol consumers - Survey
Saturday, April 17 2010

The youth of Navrongo in the Kassena Nankana East District have been rated first in alcohol consumption among five districts in the region.

EAST AKIM :
Thieves steal ECG copper conductors
Saturday, April 17 2010

Thieves have raided the Tafo sub-station of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and stolen seven spans of copper conductors connected on high tension poles for power generation to many parts in the Eastern Region.

NATIONAL :
SHS cut-off point is now 25
Monday, April 19 2010

The guidelines for the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) have been revised with effect from the 2010/2011 academic year.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Attempted ‘coup’ on Ga mantse foiled
Monday, April 19 2010

The suspicion and sour relationship between the Ga chief, Nii Tackie Tawia II, and the government looks set to worsen after a claimant to the Ga stool attempted an installation process with the alleged assistance of national security, Sunday morning.

NATIONAL :
’Poison’ On Sale…As Traders Defy FDB Ban
Monday, April 19 2010

Despite the ban on the importation and sale of turkey tails because of their health hazards, there is still brisk business of the meat product in the open market.

AMA :
National Lotteries gutted by fire.
Monday, April 19 2010

An office of the Department of National Lotteries in Accra has been gutted by fire early Sunday morning. It is the latest in a string of fire disasters that have ravaged public offices mostly in the capital, Accra.

NATIONAL :
Minister of Education wishes BECE candidates well
Monday, April 19 2010

The Minister of Education, Hon. Alex Tettey-Enyo has appealed to candidates taking part in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) to refrain from all malpractices that are likely to jeopardize their future.

BAWKU :
Police blames Bawku killings on lack of street lights
Monday, April 19 2010

The Bawku Police Command has blamed the increase in crime, especially, killings in the municipality on the lack of street lights in the township.

(TANOSO) TANO NORTH :
Veep advises nurses not to vent their anger on patients
Monday, April 19 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has advised nurses not to vent their anger or personal problems on patients who are already traumatised by ailments.

AMA :
AMA to be sued.
Monday, April 19 2010

Residents of Sakaman, a suburb of Accra, have threatened to sue the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for indiscriminate demolition of houses in the area.

AKUAPEM NORTH :
Proprietor rapes girl.
Monday, April 19 2010

The proprietor and owner of Akuapem Grill, a popular restaurant at Akropong-Akuapem in the Eastern region, Eric Asare Kyeremeh Bediako, popularly called ‘Abrantie’, has been arrested by the Akropong police for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 17-year-old Senior High School student at a guest house at Mampong-Akuapem in the Akuapem North district of the region.

NATIONAL :
Bank fraudster arrested.
Monday, April 19 2010

A member of an alleged syndicate of bank fraudsters who attempted to siphon huge amounts running into millions of cedis from the accounts of corporate customers of the CAL Bank has been arrested by the police.

FANTEAKWA :
DCE fires back.
Monday, April 19 2010

The Districts Chief Executive for Fanteakwa in the Eastern region, Abass Fusieni Sbaabe has described the pronouncement of the Member of Parliament (MP|) for Mfantseman East Constituency in the Central region , Hon. George Kuntun Blankson that non performing  Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) must be fired, as uncalled for and unfortunate.

SUNYANI :
H1N1 sensitization team formed in Sunyani
Monday, April 19 2010

A sensitization team has been formed in the Sunyani Municipality to educate the public about the H1N1 influenza also known as swine flu.

NATIONAL :
Kofi Boakye breaks silence
Monday, April 19 2010

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kofi Boakye has finally broken his silence on the mysterious disappearance of the 76 sacks of cocaine from the shipping vessel MV Benjamin and referred to Issa Abass and Kwabena Amaning, alias Tagor as “known drug barons.

AWUTU SENYA :
Prison to be completed soon
Monday, April 19 2010

Construction work on the Maximum Security Prison at Ankaful is steadily progressing and will soon be completed, Air Marshal John Asamoah Bruce (Rtd) has said.

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM :
Man steals palm fruits
Monday, April 19 2010

Emmanuel Martey, a farmer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison in hard labour by the Kade District Magistrate court, for stealing a quantity of palm fruits valued at 500 Ghana cedis.

NATIONAL :
Help prevent fraud- Dep. Minister
Monday, April 19 2010

The Deputy Minister of Health, Mr Rojo Mettle-Nunoo has called on nurses to help prevent fraud in the implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Veep appeals to nurses.
Monday, April 19 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has called on nurses to see the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP) to be implemented in July, as a panacea to reverse their low conditions of service.

(KUMASI) KMA :
NAGRAT Lauds Government
Tuesday, April 20 2010

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has expressed its sincere gratitude to the government for attending to the concerns of the association.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Erratic Power Outages To Last For A Year
Tuesday, April 20 2010

 

The Electricity Company of Ghana says the current erratic power supplies being experienced in parts of Accra would continue for at a least a year.

 

BAWKU :
Special shuttle service & increased security for BECE candidates
Tuesday, April 20 2010

The unending conflict in Bawku that seems to haunt the township and, which has to some extent engulfed the entire Upper East Region for decades, is having a toll on education aside its devastating effects on economic activities. 

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Police warns of Influx of criminals in W/R
Tuesday, April 20 2010

The Western Regional Police Command, has warned the public about the influx of criminals and increased activities of 419 scams in the region since last year when the oil and gas activities got to its peak.

(AFIENYA) DANGME WEST :
Massive illegal power connection: Gang busted
Tuesday, April 20 2010

A syndicate engaged in massive illegal power connection has been busted at Mataheko, near Afienya, during a joint swoop by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the police. 

TAMALE :
President tells MMDCEs to create jobs
Tuesday, April 20 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has called on Municipal, Metropolitan and District Chief Executives to be innovative in job creations in their respective districts to help achieve the better Ghana Agenda the party promised the people before assuming power.

TAMALE:
Mills cuts sod for Tamale Hospital facelift
Tuesday, April 20 2010

President Mills has cut the sod for work to start on the upgrading of the Tamale General Hospital into a Teaching Hospital.

HO :
Peace committee on Peki-Tsito land dispute inaugurated
Tuesday, April 20 2010

Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister has inaugurated a nine-member Peace Building Committee to resolve the Peki-Tsito/Awudome land dispute with a call on members to be objective in the peace process.

(DENU) KETU SOUTH:
Sixty-four teachers honoured
Tuesday, April 20 2010

Sixty-four serving teachers and two retired ones have been honoured by the Ketu-South and Ketu-North District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) for their hard work and contribution to the promotion of education in their areas.
   

CHEREPONI :
Intensify education on H1N1 flu – PM
Tuesday, April 20 2010

The Presiding Member of the Chereponi District Assembly, Mr. Emmanuel Kandoh, has appealed to the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to intensify education on the H1N1 influenza to reduce its spread especially to rural communities.

(AFLAO)KETU SOUTH :
Quarrel lands two elderly men in jail
Tuesday, April 20 2010

A quarrel between two under-age girls at the R.C. A and B Basic schools at Apeyime at Aflao, during which they accused each other of being promiscuous has landed two elderly men in jail.

WA:
Tsetseflies affect livestock in Wa
Tuesday, April 20 2010

The presence of tsetseflies in the Upper West Region is making it difficult for improved breeds of cattle, sheep and pigs to be introduced to farmers in the area.   

NATIONAL:
ECG refutes claims of sabotage
Tuesday, April 20 2010

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has refuted claims by a cross-section of consumers that the company is sabotaging the government for its selfish gains.

NATIONAL:
Permanent Pilgrimages Commission in the offing
Tuesday, April 20 2010

Government is to set up a permanent National Pilgrimages Commission to organise Hajj in Ghana, the Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has said.

(KNUST) KMA:
Three Nigerian students held for robbery
Tuesday, April 20 2010

Security personnel at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), have arrested three Nigerian students of the academic facility for robbery.

ACCRA:
Hotel robbers grabbed with 20 passports
Tuesday, April 20 2010

Five notorious armed robbers including a Nigerian, who specialize in robbing their victims at their hotel rooms, have been arrested by the Accra Regional Police Command.

NATIONAL:
New fixed line numbers from 1st May
Tuesday, April 20 2010

The National Communications Authority (NCA) is introducing a new numbering plan in Ghana to conform to international standards, and this will result in new area codes as well as a new 7-digit fixed line phone number for everyone in Ghana – businesses and organisations as well as residential customers.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPIM SOUTH:
FDB to enforce turkey tail ban
Tuesday, April 20 2010

The Head of the Animal Product and Bio-safety Department of the Ghana Food and Drugs Board (FDB), Mohammed Alfa says his outfit will enforce the rules and regulations on the ban imposed on the importation of turkey Tails into the country.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA
:Youth must take advantage of oil find.
Wednesday, April 21 2010

The youth in the Western Region have been entreated to take advantage of the oil find to acquire the technical know-how to make them relevant on the petroleum job market.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM :
Headmaster writes BECE
Wednesday, April 21 2010

The Headmaster of Mawuli International School at Akwatia has been arrested on suspicion of posing as a candidate in the ongoing, Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). 

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM
: Landlord held for injuring two.
Wednesday, April 21 2010

The Kade District Magistrate court, has remanded Kwabena Nimako a landlord into prison custody for allegedly assaulting two persons and seriously injuring one of them.

TAMALE :
I will not sack DCEs - Prez Mills
Wednesday, April 21 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has indicated that he will not be influenced by some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to dismiss some District Chief Executives (DCE’s) for alleged non-performance.

(KADE) KWAEBIBIREM
: Woman pelts boyfriend with stones
Wednesday, April 21 2010

A woman who threw stones into the room of her boyfriend as he was sleeping with another woman, has been convicted by the Kade District Magistrate’s court.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t to check importation of sub-standard electrical appliances
Wednesday, April 21 2010

The Minister of Science and Environment, Hon. Sherry Ayittey has called on the Institute of  Engineers and the Ghana Standards Board to collaborate and check the influx of sub-standard electrical appliances into the country.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t releases GH¢29.7 million for capitation grant
Wednesday, April 21 2010

Government has released a total of twenty-nine million, seven hundred and sixty thousand, six hundred and twenty-five Ghana Cedis (GH¢29,760,625.00) to pay off capitation grants due basic schools for the second and third terms of the 2009/2010 academic year.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM
:Defense counsel and Prosecutor in a fight
Wednesday, April 21 2010

An appeal for bail for a 65-year-old man  accused of incest turned ugly as the defence counsel and the prosecutor engaged in exchange of words at the Asamankese court.

BUILSA :
Church to provide boreholes for communities in Upper East
Wednesday, April 21 2010

The Overcomers International Bible Church has planned to provide 50 boreholes for some selected communities in the Upper East and the Upper West Regions.

NATIONAL :
Pathologist alarmed over rate of death of youth
Wednesday, April 21 2010

A senior pathologist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr S.E. Quayson, has raised alarm at the rate at which young people, who constitute the productive age group of the country, are dying.

(DANKYIRA) GA SOUTH
: Citizens call for police assistance.
Wednesday, April 21 2010

Citizens of Dankyira are appealling to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Paul Quaye and the Greater Accra Regional Security Council (GAREGSEC), to speed up investigations, arrest and prosecute culprits behind disturbances in the vicinity.

BIBIANI-ANHWIASO-BEKWAI
: Assembly members urged
Wednesday, April 21 2010

All assembly members have been asked to rise above partisan politics and unite towards the development and progress of their localities.

NATIONAL
:Am not a cocaine baron.
Wednesday, April 21 2010

The MV Benjamin cocaine saga in which over 70 parcels of cocaine disappeared into thin air, is resurfacing, as one of the convicted persons, Alhaji Isa Abass, has strongly contended that he has nothing to do with cocaine.

EFFUTU
: Presiding Member called to the bar.
Wednesday, April 21 2010

Alexander Afenyo-Markin, Presiding Member of the Efutu Municipal Assembly,has been officially called to the Ghana Bar as a qualified legal practitioner with license to practice.

KWAEBIBIREM
: Rainstorm destroy 170 homes
Wednesday, April 21 2010

A severe rainstorm at the weekend ripped off the roofs of about 170 buildings at Akyem Wenchi, Soabe and Takrowasi all in the Kwaebibirem District.

MFANTSEMAN
: Traders warned.
Wednesday, April 21 2010

The Mfantseman Municipal Chief Executive, Henry Kweku Hayfron has cautioned traders against selling their wares at cut-throat prices, thereby cheating buyers.

TAMALE:
Logistic constraints hampering fight against domestic violence
Wednesday, April 21 2010

Lack of logistics by the law enforcement agencies, interference by opinion leaders and perceived corruption among public officials, are hampering the fight against domestic violence and other social challenges in the Northern Region.

TAMALE:
300 million electrification project for the north
Wednesday, April 21 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has announced a three hundred million dollar rural electrification project for the three northern regions.

KPANDO:
Assembly to build police office, barracks
Wednesday, April 21 2010


The Kpando District Assembly is to build a modern District Police Office and Barracks to solve the accommodation problem facing police personnel.

ZABZUGU-TATALE:
Rainstorm destroys 388 houses
Wednesday, April 21 2010

A severe rainstorm over the weekend destroyed over 388 houses, displacing about 1,000 people in the Zabzugu/Tatale District.

NATIONAL:
Stakeholders advocate research into remittances trends
Wednesday, April 21 2010

Some players in the money transfer business have told Citi Business it could be essential for some further studies to be conducted into the emerging trends in the flow of remittances.

NATIONAL:
"Quota system" to increase women representation
Wednesday, April 21 2010

About 13,804 men and 1, 772 women participated in the 2006 district assembly elections.

(KATH) KMA:
KATH trains Emergency Care Doctors
Wednesday, April 21 2010

Authorities of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), in collaboration with the University of Michigan and the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS), has started a residency programme to train  physicians to handle emergency and acute heathcare needs of patients.

(ACCRA) AMA:
NADMO prepares Accra to face heavy rains
Wednesday, April 21 2010

AS part of measures to prevent flooding during the raining season in Accra, the Greater Accra National Disaster Management organisation (NADMO) has lined up programmes aimed at clearing silted gutters to avert flooding.

NATIONAL:
Two ministries to ensure passage of mental health bill
Wednesday, April 21 2010

Minister of Employment and Social Welfare Enoch Teye Mensah says his ministry will collaborate with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to pass the Mental Health Bill.

(TAKORADI) STMA:
VRA warns fishermen off facility
Wednesday, April 21 2010

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has urged fishermen to stay away from its Single Point Mooring (SPM) facility used to pump light crude oil from oil tankers at sea to the Takoradi Thermal Plant.

BUNKPRUGU - YUNYOO :
Renewed clashes in Bunkprugu Yunyoo leaves 2 people dead
Thursday, April 22 2010

Renewed clashes between two ethnic groups in the Bunkprugu Yunyoo district of the Northern Region has led to the death of two people.

NATIONAL :
Bank of Ghana to modify one pesewa coin
Thursday, April 22 2010

The Bank of Ghana says it will modify the size of the one Ghana pesewa (1Gp) coin.

(TEMA) TMA :
TOR to resume and sustain operations
Thursday, April 22 2010

The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has advanced plans to ensure that the Refinery resumes and sustains its operations which ceased sometime last year due to the lack of crude oil.

(SANDEMA) BUILSA:
Severe rainstorm hits Sandema
Thursday, April 22 2010

A severe rainstorm at Sandema has destroyed 23 high tension electricity polls that supply power to three quarters of the Builsa District.  As a result, community water systems which rely on power supply to pump water have grounded to a halt.

NATIONAL :
Reshuffle In Police Command Positions
Thursday, April 22 2010

In a bid to strengthen and improve upon its human resource and management capacities, the Police Administration has made the following changes and reshuffling of the top management, regional commands and some departments/units commands of its administration and operational structures with immediate effect.

(TESHIE) LEDZORKUKU KROWOR :
Municipal demolishes 70 houses
Thursday, April 22 2010

Some residents in the Ledzorkuku Krowor constituency in Teshie, a suburb of Accra have vowed to hit the streets on Thursday after their houses were razed down.

NATIONAL :
Danger Alert!…Travelers To South Africa Cautioned
Thursday, April 22 2010

Ghanaian travelers and football fans who intend to go to South Africa have been alerted about the outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), a contagious viral infection, which has already claimed two human lives and affected some livestock in South Africa, a statement signed by Mr. Kofi Aggrey, PR Manager for the Minister of Youth and Sports has said .

NATIONAL :
Wife of minister passes on.
Thursday, April 22 2010

The Deputy Minister of Energy Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has lost his wife.

NATIONAL :
What can I do about pollution?
Thursday, April 22 2010

The first step you can take to stop pollution is to not litter. Throw the garbage into a trashcan instead of onto the sidewalk or the side of a road. Carry around a small bag with you and if you see a piece of litter on the ground while you are on a walk, pick it up and toss it out.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH :
Matters arising on pastors defilement case
Thursday, April 22 2010

Medical report on the 10-year-old girl who has been allegedly defiled by her father, the Head Pastor of Jesus Blood Prophetic Ministry at Oblogo, Prophet Nana Kofi Yirenkyi, shows that her hymen has been broken.

NATIONAL :
Timetable for acquisition of biometric passport
Thursday, April 22 2010

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has outlined a timetable for the issuance of biometric passports to ease congestion at the Passport Office.

ASHAIMAN :
3 killed in dam
Thursday, April 22 2010

Three young men who were said to be in their early thirties, died in the Ashaiman Irrigation dam on Tuesday evening when they went  there to bathe and wash their clothes, as the whole town was brutally hit by acute water shortage since last Thursday, April 15, 2010,which the early settlers of the town said had never been experienced before.

(AKYEM SWEDRU) BIRIM SOUTH :
13 charged for murder
Thursday, April 22 2010

Thirteen persons who allegedly attempted to murder the Omanhene of Akyem Bosome Traditional Area; Okotwasuo III, who is also the Vice-President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, have been put before the Akyem Swedru Circuit Court

 

NATIONAL :
Second vaccination exercise begins tomorow
Thursday, April 22 2010

Mr Peter Ofori Tweneboah, Western Regional Coordinator, Expanded Programme on Immunization, has advised parents and guardians to ensure that their children are vaccinated before age one.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Fishermen are a threat to delicate oil equipment
Thursday, April 22 2010

The Single Point Mooring (SPM) facility, a vital installation of the Volta River Authority (VRA) used in pumping light crude oil from tankers at sea to the Takoradi Thermal Plant, is being threatened by the activities of fishermen.

ACCRA:
‘Beware NPP delegates’, PC Appiah Ofori warns
Thursday, April 22 2010

The out spoken member of parliament for Asikuma Odoben Brakwa, Paul Collins Appiah Ofori has cautioned the New Patriotic Party delegates who will be voting to elect flag bearer for election 2012 not to elect Alan Kyerematen.

LEDZOKUKU -KROWOR :
Man charged for sodomy
Thursday, April 22 2010

Adjetey Armah, a 9-year-old unemployed on Wednesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly having anal sex with four minors.

SUNYANI :
Prison System Mere Warehousing Of Offenders
Thursday, April 22 2010

The country’s current prison system is a mere “warehousing of offenders”, instead of being a reformatory. in institute ion for reformation of convicts.

(BECHEM) TANO SOUTH :
Two Bechem school blocks inaugurated.
Thursday, April 22 2010

The Tano South District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region has inaugurated two school projects estimated to cost GHC 86,000.

GARU TEMPANE :
Minister in car crash
Friday, April 23 2010

The Deputy Upper East Regional Minister  was yesterday afternoon, Thursday, April 22, involved in an accident.

ACCRA :
Prez Mills backs investigations into death of minister’s wife
Friday, April 23 2010

President John Mills has thrown his weight behind calls for investigations into the untimely death of Mrs Fuseini, wife of the Deputy Energy Minister Hon. Inusah Fuseini at the Police Hospital on Wednesday April 21.

AGONA WEST :
Twelve pregnancies recorded
Friday, April 23 2010

Twelve pregnancy cases have been recorded at seven examination centres in the Agona East and West Municipality in the on-going Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

KARAGA :
Prez Mills sacks three appointees
Friday, April 23 2010

President John Atta Mills has with immediate effect terminated the appointment of the Municipal Chief Executive of the Yendi Municipality and two other district Chief Executives.

NATIONAL :
Government Buys New Presidential Jet
Friday, April 23 2010

Government has procured a new Falcon presidential jet for official use by the state.

AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
Nine did not take part in BECE
Friday, April 23 2010

Nine candidates, made up of four boys and five girls, failed to show up at the on-going Basic Education Certificate Examination in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam district.

(ASAMANKESEHENE) WEST AKYEM :
Chiefs severes relationship with another
Friday, April 23 2010

Emotions were high at the palace of the chief of Asamankese  yesterday, when Osabarima Kwaku Amoah III,  Asamankesehene, performed some rituals and slaughtered a fat sheep to sever his relationship with the chief of Aworasa.

(SPINTEX ROAD) AMA :
Residents saved from robbery
Friday, April 23 2010

But for the timely interception by the police, of a taxi cab carrying a suspected armed robber, residents of Regimanual Grey Estate would have become victims of an armed robbery.

BOLGATANGA :
New garrison to be established in Upper East Region
Friday, April 23 2010

A new garrison will be established in the Upper East Region to respond to the crises there.

ASHAIMAN :
Row over sanitary conditions
Friday, April 23 2010

The Health of residents within the Ashaiman Municipal area seems to be in danger,as almost all gutters in the are are badly choked with all kind of materials, especially pure water sachets.

ASHAIMAN :
Urban passenger transport unit launched
Friday, April 23 2010

The Municipal Chief Executive of  Ashaiman Municipal Assembly, Numo Addinortey Addison,has launched the Urban Passenger Transport Unit (UPTU) ,to establish the programme which was started two years ago , to bring orderliness into, and as well as help regulate the urban transport system in the country.

KPANDO:
MiDA opens up Kpando, Hohoe districts
Friday, April 23 2010

A ground breaking ceremony has been performed at the Kpando District and Hohoe municipality to improve feeder roads, facilitate access to markets and social services in order to enhance the growth of agriculture on sustainable basis.  

SAVELUGU-NANTON:
NGO deworms children
Friday, April 23 2010

About 25,000 children, in the Savelugu/Nanton District of the Northern Region, have benefited from a deworming exercise organized by the Tuma Kavi Development Association, a non-governmental organization working in the northern sector.

NATIONAL:
ECG, others host Mills on surprise visit
Friday, April 23 2010

President Mills pulled off one of his surprise appearances at the headquarters of the country’s utility providers and Trades Union Congress Friday morning.

AMA :
Five robbers including a prophetess arrested
Friday, April 23 2010

Five persons, including a prophetess, have been picked up in connection with the robbery of two foreign visitors at a hotel at East Cantonments last Tuesday.

ACCRA:
AGI frowns on 155% tariff rise
Friday, April 23 2010

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has issued a statement expressing the private sector’s displeasure with the proposed 155 percent consumer tariff increase, by the three utility providers (ups).

(TMA) TMA:
Tema DVVSU investigates stepmother
Friday, April 23 2010

The Tema Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit is investigating a 24 -year old trader, Rebecca Agordortse for allegedly beating up her seven year old stepson, until he became unconscious.

EAST MAMPRUSI:
East Mamprusi improves educational facilities
Friday, April 23 2010

The East Mamprusi District in the Northern Region has undertaken a number of projects meant to improve the quality of education in the district.

KPANDO:
Dev’t projects progress steadily
Friday, April 23 2010

The Kpando District Assembly is undertaking a number of projects to give the district capital a facelift.

(BAREKESE) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
GES should reward committed headmasters
Friday, April 23 2010

The President of Friends of Rivers and Water Bodies, an Environmental NGO, Nana Kwabena Dwomoh Sarpong, has called on the Ghana Education Service to collaborate with the government to reward committed and hardworking headmasters at the national teachers awards day.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
NDC supporters go on rampange
Friday, April 23 2010

President Mill’s dismissal of the District Chief Executives for Yendi, Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo and Karaga districts in the northern region has incurred the wrath of many NDC members in the affected areas.

(NSUTA) SEKYERE CENTRAL:
Nsuta constructs modern community centre
Friday, April 23 2010

The people of Nsuta in the Sekyere Central District in the Ashanti Region are constructing a multi-purpose community centre estimated at GH¢ 500,000.

KETA:
MP supports constituents
Friday, April 23 2010

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Keta, Mr Richard Lassey-Agbenyefia, has supported 25 young people in his constituency to acquire skills in various vocations.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Koforidua Hospital seeks efficiency
Friday, April 23 2010

The Koforidua Regional Hospital has put in place measures to reduce the time patients spend at its Out-Patient Department (OPD).

SEFWI AKONTOMBRA :
Farmer in court for murder attempt on ex- girlfriend
Saturday, April 24 2010

A circuit court at Bibiani has granted GH¢20,000.00 bail with one surety to Kwaku Kwayie, a 35 -year old farmer at Sefwi-Ahibenso, for allegedly attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend.

ACCRA :
Court rules on Sipa Yankey vrs. CHRAJ May 2O
Saturday, April 24 2010

The Human Rights Court in Accra has adjourned the case involving former Health Minister, Sipa Adja-Yankey and the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, CHRAJ, to 20th May, 2010 for ruling.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Census Committee inaugurated
Saturday, April 24 2010

The Western Regional Census Implementation Committee has been inaugurated to map out plans for the organisation of the 2010 census in the region.

SEFWI WIAWSO :
Chirano Mines Commissions Projects
Saturday, April 24 2010

As part of its corporate social responsibility,Chirano Gold Mines in the Western Region has executed a number of development projects for communities in its catchment area.

( ACCRA) AMA :
Traders threaten naked demo
Saturday, April 24 2010

Traders operating near Novotel and Tema Lorry Station in Accra have threatened to storm the principal streets of Accra Saturday, completely naked, to show their anger with plans to resettle them elsewhere.

BOLGATANGA :
Women lawyers call for end to inhuman cultural practices
Saturday, April 24 2010

The Upper East Regional Programmes Co-ordinator of the International Federation of Women Lawyers- Ghana, has called for an end to inhuman cultural practices such as female genital mutilation, widowhood rites and forced marriages in Ghana.

(ABUAKWA) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA
: New nursing school in the offing
Sunday, April 25 2010

The Ghana Baptist University College, has committed GH¢500,000.00 for the construction of a four-storey block for a nursing school and health centre at the Abuakwa campus.

AMA
: Metro defends Supervisor
Sunday, April 25 2010

The Accra Metro Director of Education, Alfred Kofi Osei, has denied allegations that school children of Lerato Junior High School at Lartebiokorshie in Accra were refused supplementary answer sheets to write their Integrated Science Exams in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

AKATSI
: Boy,3, saved.
Sunday, April 25 2010

An attempt by a fisherman to murder the three-year old son of a tenant for ritual purposes has landed him in the grips of the law at Anlo Afiadenyegba in the Akatsi district of the Volta Region.

(KNUST) KMA
: Broken slab kills student.
Sunday, April 25 2010

A yet to be identified female student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is reported dead while a second is injured after a concrete slab fell on them on campus Saturday afternoon.

OBUASI
: Catholic priest attempts to murder woman
Sunday, April 25 2010

Janet Dwamena Agyapomaa aka Yaa Kwahu, a 42-year-old resident of Obuasi Pomposo, has been revived from coma after a Roman Catholic Priest, Rev. Father Charles Asamoah, allegedly inflicted multiple cutlass wounds all over her body when their secret relationship turned sour.

NATIONAL
: Minister tours sites
Sunday, April 25 2010

Dr. Louisa Hannah Bissiw, Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing has inspected some sites earmarked for the construction of drains in Accra.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t secures World Cup tickets
Monday, April 26 2010

The Ghana government has purchased 1,346 tickets to enable selected supporters, officials and other individuals to watch the Group matches of the Black Stars at the World Cup finals.

(ODUOM) KMA :
NHIA receives cancer drugs
Monday, April 26 2010

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has taken delivery of quantities of Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting drugs worth 3.3 million dollars at a ceremony at Oduom, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

NATIONAL :
Ghana To Host Forum For The Blind
Monday, April 26 2010

Ghana is to host the fifth Africa forum for the Blind in 2011, a recognised event of the African Union of the Blind, which will seek to deliberate on issues affecting people with visual impairments.

NATIONAL :
2,200 communities to be hooked to national grid
Monday, April 26 2010

The government has secured a $520 million loan facility to expedite the extension of electricity to 2,200 communities across the country.

BAWKU :
Metro Mass Transport goes to Bawku
Monday, April 26 2010

The Metro Mass Transport (MMT) would begin operations in the Bawku Municipality from April 26.

NATIONAL :
Poor hygiene cause of the Ghana’s many diseases
Monday, April 26 2010

The Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. John Koku Awoonor-Williams has said poor hygiene was to blame for Ghana’s many diseases.

(KINTAMPO) KINTAMPO NORTH :
Malaria vaccine for children ready 2012
Monday, April 26 2010

A vaccine to cure malaria among children will be ready in 2012. It will however be made available to the public in 2013 after it has gone through the necessary approval processes.

(KASOA)AWUTU SENYA :
Man robs rice seller
Monday, April 26 2010

A suspected armed robber, Shaibu Rauf, who claims to be a resident of Kaneshie in Accra but frequents Kasoa daily to do menial jobs, has appeared before the Agona Swedru Circuit Court for allegedly robbing a rice seller of her phone worth GH¢l50 and GH¢90 cash at knife-point.

(ODUMASE KROBO) LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Drama in court.
Monday, April 26 2010

When the Odumase Krobo Circuit Court, presided over by Mr. Asmah Akwasi Asiedu, asked an accused person in the dock whether he was guilty or innocent of the charge preferred against him, the 22-year-old barber, Debrah Akwetteh, boldly replied not guilty but upon further questioning, he quickly changed his plea to guilty with explanation.

(ODUMASE KROBO) LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Fetish priest arrested for fraud.
Monday, April 26 2010

A 42 year old fetish priest, John Adzani and Dennis Nuhu , 27, a trader, were remanded by the Odumase Krobo circuit court, presided over by Mr. Asmah Akwasi Asiedu, for conspiracy and defrauding by false pretence.

(FOMENA) ADANSI NORTH:
Catholic priest suspended
Monday, April 26 2010

Randy Roman Catholic Priest Rev. Father Charles Asamoah, who inflicted multiple cutlass wounds on 42-year-old Janet Dwamena Agyapomaa aka Yaa Kwahu, after their secret amorous affair turned sour, has been released from police detention.

AMA :
Maamobi Polyclinic supported
Monday, April 26 2010

The male recovery ward and labour wards of the Maamobi Polyclinic has been renovated at the cost of GHC 30,000 as part of the corporate social responsibility of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Ghana Limited.

NATIONAL:
Ghana Policy Fair takes off tomorrow
Monday, April 26 2010

The first ever Ghana Policy Fair, which is aimed at educating Ghanaians on the various policy initiatives for national development is set to take off as preparations for the event are complete.

(FUNSI) WA EAST:
Two bridges to open up area for development
Monday, April 26 2010

Two rivers, the Ambalara and Kulun-in in the Upper West Region are to be bridged to open up the place, popularly referred to as "Overseas" area in the Wa East District to improve agriculture.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST:
Infratructure facilities for Sissala East basic schools
Monday, April 26 2010

The Sissala East District Assembly in the Upper West Region is providing educational infrastructure for four communities to promote education delivery and to enhance effective teaching and learning at local comminuty level.

ACCRA:
Minority faults Mills over Ya Na promise
Monday, April 26 2010

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Parliament has slammed the government for failing to fulfill a campaign promise to set up what has been captured in the manifesto of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) as a special investigative commission to look into the murder of Ya Na Yakubu Andani II and some of his followers.

NATIONAL:
NDC will retain Mills as flagbearer - Vanderpuije
Monday, April 26 2010

Special aide to President Mills, Nii Lantey Vanderpuije, has counseled members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who are thinking of contesting the president for the flagbearership of the party to rescind the decision or suffer an embarrassing loss.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Fear grips students of KNUST after death of colleague
Monday, April 26 2010

Some students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have called on authorities of the school, to, as a matter of urgency renovate various structures on the Campus following a horrendous incident which led to the death of a student on Saturday April 24.   

JIRAPA:
Upper West roads for emergency rehabilitation
Monday, April 26 2010

Deplorable roads in the Upper West Region are to be rehabilitated under an emergency programme of the Ministry of Roads and Highways to avert the situation where towns and communities are cut from the rest of the country during the rainy season.

(KNUST) KMA:
3 man committee to investigate KNUST incident
Monday, April 26 2010

A 3-member committee made up of structural engineers has been set-up to probe the heartrending incident that led to the death of 19-year-old Alodina Eva Adwoa Agnes, a first year Business Administration student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) following the collapse of the concrete roof of the Independence Hall walk-way on her.

(MAMPONG) AKUAPIM NORTH :
Herbal products for HIV/AIDS to be evaluated
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine is to conduct a pre-clinical evaluation on some herbal products believed to cure HIV and AIDS.

AOWIN SUAMAN :
Sanitary facilities for 13 Aowin-Suaman schools
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency has under its Small Towns and Water and Sanitation project, provided    KVIP latrines for 13 public and private educational institutions in the Aowin Suaman District of the Western Region.

OBUASI :
15 perish on Obuasi-Dunkwa-On-Offin Road
Wednesday, April 28 2010

Fifteen persons perished in a fatal accident on the Obuasi-Dunkwa-On Offin road in the Ashanti Region on Tuesday morning.

NATIONAL :
Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire begin negotiations on Maritime Boundary Demarcation
Wednesday, April 28 2010

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have began a two-day meeting on demarcation of the maritime border boundary between them to draw up a road map on the negotiating process.

(KADEMA) BUILSA :
Roads in Upper East to be face lifted
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Joe Gidisu has disclosed that under a Japan International Cooperation Agency, (JICA )Programme, streets in the Bolgatanga municipality would be tarred not only to befit the municipality status but to also give the regional capital a face lift especially as the Upper East Region prepares to  celebrate its golden jubilee this year.

SUNYANI :
Busia men resist Nkrumah’s statue
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Some youth of Brong Ahafo Region, the home region of former Prime Minister, Professor Kofi Abrefa Busia, are vehemently angry with the Brong Ahafo Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) over its plans to put up a statue of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Today’s investigations have established.

NATIONAL :
Courts are to be blamed.
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The Head of Drainage at the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Wise Ametefe, has said the courts are partly to be blamed for the persistent floods in Accra during the raining season.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH :
New report contradicts previous
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Hearing of the defilement case involving Nana Kofi Yirenkyi aka "Jesus One Touch" who is standing trial at the Accra Circuit Court 5 for allegedly defiling his 10-year-old daughter resumed Monday.

NATIONAL :
38 years of the death of 1st Head of State
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Today marks the thirty eight year since  the death of Osagyefo  Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanas first president- born Sept. 1909, Nkroful, Gold Coast [now Ghana]—died April 27, 1972, Bucharest, Rome.

AMA :
AMA undertakes health screening
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Catering service providers under the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) in the Accra Metropolis are undergoing a thorough health screening exercise following allegations by the public that some of the cooks have contagious diseases.

AMA :
Three charged for traffic offenses.
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Three drivers have been fined a total of GH¢960 by the Motor Court in Accra after they pleaded not guilty to various motor offences. 

(AFRAM PLAINS) KWAHU NORTH :
Foot soldiers seek the removal of DCE
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Foot soldiers of the ruling National Democratic Congress at the Afram Plains in the Eastern Region are threatening to resign from the party if the District Chief Executive of the area is not sacked from office. 

NATIONAL :
SSSS can collapse economy
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The Chief Executive Office (CEO) of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Mr. George Smith-Graham, has dropped the hint that the introduction of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS),

NATIONAL :
Artisans to be relocated
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources is to acquire 3.5 acres at  Ayi Mensah in Accra to relocate artisans and craftsmen who have been displaced following recent road constructions in Accra.

AMA :
MMDCEs can be sanctioned-Minister
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashiety, has warned that non performing metropolitan , municipal and district chief executives will be sanctioned.

(TUOBODOM) :
Tuobodom crisis cripples assembly
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The presence of a combine team of military and police personnel in Tuobobodom to maintain peace and security in the area, in the aftermath of the communal clashes that broke out recently, is said to have taken a very serious toll on the finances of the Techiman Municipal Assembly.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Don’t foment trouble-Police warns chiefs
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The Western Regional Police Commander, DCOP Alhaji Hamidu Mahama, has cautioned chiefs in the region against fomenting trouble and rather conform to the dictates of the law.

NATIONAL :
Ghana Policy Fair underway.
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The first ever Ghana Policy Fair, meant to educate Ghanaians on the various policy initiatives for national development takes off today Tuesday, April 27 at the Accra International Conference Center.

(AXIM) NZEMA EAST :
Axim selected as tourist receptive centre.
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Axim, the capital for the Nzema East Municipality, has been selected as one of the tourist receptive centres in the country.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST:
Triplets after 15 years.
Tuesday, April 27 2010

A couple at Church of Pentecost, Elder Stephen K. Armah and his wife who have been married for 15 years without children have been delivered of triplets.

CAPE COAST:
Three injured in student clash
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Three students have been arrested by the police while three others were hospitalised following a violent clash between students of the Atlantic Hall (ATL) and the Casely Hayford (Casford) Hall of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

NATIONAL :
World Press day , Monday.
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Ghanaian journalists and other media personnel will join the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to commemorate the 2010 World Press Freedom Day which falls on Monday, May 3.

(BUI) TAIN :
Bui Dam workers in slavery
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Aggrieved workers at the Bui Dam construction site have complained of poor wages and unfavorable working conditions, and have threatened to lay down their tools or even quit the job altogether.

NATIONAL :
Police Service indicts chiefs
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The Ghana Police Service has indicted some chiefs and landowners in the country for perpetuating the menace of Fulani herdsmen by taking monies and cows from them and allowing them to settle on their lands.

BONGO :
Potable water for Bongo area soon.
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Residents of Bongo and its environs in the Upper East region, who have for years been drinking fluoride contaminated water, will soon enjoy potable water.

ASHAIMAN :
Family petitions government
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Two victims of the June 3, 2008 confrontation between police and some civilians at Ashaiman which claimed 2 lives have appealed to government to take a second look at the report on the incident.

NATIONAL:
Maiden Policy Fair commences in earnest
Tuesday, April 27 2010

The first ever Ghana policy fair, a policy initiative introduced by government to demystify and decipher governance was opened Tuesday with a call on Ghanaians, especially seasoned discussant to be keenly involved in the process of governance.

NATIONAL:
Minister: Kufuor government overpriced loan agreement
Tuesday, April 27 2010

A deputy Energy Minister, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, says the Mills administration has saved an amount of $70 million after re-negotiating a loan agreement with Exim Bank of US entered into by the erstwhile NPP administration.

(ESSAM) BIA:
Three firms banned for cocoa smuggling
Tuesday, April 27 2010

Three Cocoa Marketing Companies have been banned by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) from operating along the country’s western corridor.

NATIONAL :
Two Ghanaians develop Alternative Energy Source
Wednesday, April 28 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has directed the Ministry of Energy to assist two Ghanaian students who have developed alternative source of energy.

AMA :
337 lives lost
Wednesday, April 28 2010

Three hundred and thirty seven road accidents involving 502 vehicles were recorded between January and yesterday" on the 37 Military Hospital Airport stretch of road and on the Motorway.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Be mindful of the people you enstool
Wednesday, April 28 2010

The Eastern Regional Deputy Minister, Baba Jamal has asked Ghanaians not to enstool unqualified people or traditional leaders who do not have knowledge about their cultural heritage for money.

NATIONAL :
Veep opens policy fair
Wednesday, April 28 2010

The Vice President John Dramani Mahama has asked all people with ideas and interest in government policy to take advantage of the ongoing Ghana Policy Fair.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Western youth told to develop skills for oil industry
Wednesday, April 28 2010

The youth in the Western Region have been entreated to take advantage of  the oil find to acquire the technical know-how to make them relevant on the petroleum job market.  

ASHAIMAN :
Fire service organise educational programme
Wednesday, April 28 2010

Due to the recent fire outbreaks within the Ashaiman metropolis, the Ashiman branch of the Ghana National Fire service, together with the Ashaiman Municipal assembly and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), has organized an educative programme.

(EGYAMBRA) AHANTA WEST :
13 remanded over clash at Egyambra
Wednesday, April 28 2010

Thirteen people have been remanded by a Takoradi Circuit Court in connection with a chieftaincy clash at Egyambra in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region, which resulted in five people sustaining injuries.

CAPE COAST:
Code of ethics launched
Wednesday, April 28 2010

As part of efforts to ensure transparency, the Central Regional branch of the Judicial Service of Ghana has launched its code of ethics to guide workers.

ASUTIFI :
Newmont supports community
Thursday, April 29 2010

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited has executed some developmental projects in parts of the Ahafo community where its mining activities had impacted negatively on the people to the tune of GHC723,346.43.

AMA :
Man shot .
Thursday, April 29 2010

There seems to be a deliberate attempt to cover up the shooting of a 44-year-old innocent civil servant, Daniel Nii Okai Adams, by one of the drivers of President John Evans Atta Mills.

NEW JUABEN :
Party man sues another.
Thursday, April 29 2010

The Eastern Regional Organizer of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bismark Tawiah Boateng, has sued his own party member, Gabriel Dela Ahadzi, the New Juaben South Propaganda Secretary of the NDC and also the chairman of NDC foot-soldiers in the New Juaben municipality, at a Koforidua High Court for publicly defaming him on radio.

(KPEHE) AMA :
Girl raped twice by good samaritan and attacker
Thursday, April 29 2010

A butcher who had the opportunity to be a Good Samaritan ended up being arrested for rape in Accra.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA :
Aboakyir festival in a limbo
Thursday, April 29 2010

A planning committee which was constituted by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Awutu Senya Municipality, Nii Ephraim, last Monday 26th April, 2010 to see to the peaceful organisation and celebration of this year’s Aboakyir Festival was met with massive protest by some irate Winneba youth.

AMA :
Fire guts circuit court
Thursday, April 29 2010

Fire is reported to have gutted part of the Circuit Court 8 building of the Cocoa Affairs Courts in Accra.

ACCRA:
NACOB blames Delta Airlines for attempted cocaine smuggling
Thursday, April 29 2010

The Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) Mr Akrasi Sarpong, says its officials cannot be blamed for last month’s attempted cocaine smuggling by some 10 Ghanaian nationals into the United States through the Kotoka International Airport.

ELLEMBELE :
Mining company trains 50 youth
Wednesday, April 28 2010

Fifty people selected from communities within the catchment area of Adamus Resources Limited, a mining company undertaking the Nzema Gold Operations at Nkroful in the Western Region, are undergoing a capacity-training programme at the Kikam Technical Institute.

CAPE COAST :
Minister takes two to court
Wednesday, April 28 2010

The Central Regional Minister, Mrs. Ama Benyiwa Doe, has filed a writ at the Cape Coast High Court against two executives of the Agona West Constituency branch of the National Democratic congress (NDC) for defamation of character.

BIRIM CENTRAL :
Parliamentary candidate supports nominee
Thursday, April 29 2010

The 2004 National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Akyem Oda, Mr. Kwesi Nkansah-Amaniampong, has appealed to the people of the area to support the re-nomination of Ms Ophelia Koomson as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Birim Central.

NATIONAL:
Ghana needs major policy adjustments - Akwetey
Thursday, April 29 2010

Dr. Emmanuel Akwetey of the Institute of Democratic Governance says the ongoing Ghana Policy Fair must offer a platform to tackle the fundamental question of major policy reforms and modifications.

CHEREPONI:
Chereponi to get mechanization centre
Thursday, April 29 2010

A Mechanisation Service Centre (MSC) is to be established at Chereponi to boost farming activities in the area.

(WUDZEDEKE)ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Community gets CHPS compound
Thursday, April 29 2010

AGH¢59,000 Community Health Project Site (CHPS) has been inaugurated at Wudzedeke in the Adaklu Anyigbe District in the Volta Region.

(ACCRA) AMA :
3 soldiers, others busted for extortion
Friday, April 30 2010

Three more soldiers and two policemen have been cited among growing ranks of men in uniform who attempt to acquire wealth by means that offend the laws.

NATIONAL :
ECG acquires 13 mobile sub-stations for emergency purposes
Friday, April 30 2010

The Electricity Company of Ghana has taken delivery of thirteen (13) mobile sub-stations which will provide power to customers for emergency purposes until full power is restored.

NATIONAL :
NHIA interdicts over thirty scheme Managers for fraud
Friday, April 30 2010

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says it has interdicted thirty of its scheme Managers overseeing some of the One Hundred and Forty Five schemes across the country, since June 2009 till date. Others have also had their appointments terminated.

NATIONAL:
Don’t subsidize water, electricity - Pianim warns gov’t
Wednesday, April 28 2010

A celebrated Ghanaian Business Economist and Investment Consultant, Mr. Kwame Pianim, has warned that the current political atmosphere in the country would be inimical and ill-disposed to the development  trend and drift if left unchecked.

ACCRA:
Policy implementation faces critical challenges - AGI
Wednesday, April 28 2010

The President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Nana Owusu Afari says there are critical concerns with the implementation of notable government policies like the National Health Insurance Scheme, School Feeding Programme, School Uniform Programme and the Procurement Law among others.

TOLON-KUMBUNGU:
NGOs fight HIV/AIDS in Northern Ghana
Wednesday, April 28 2010

Northern Sector Action on Awareness Centre (NORSAAC), a non governmental organisation in the north is collaborating with the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) to train peer educators on minimizing or eradicating the HIV/AIDS pandemic in northern Ghana.

NATIONAL :
ECG rolls out projects to improve power supply
Thursday, April 29 2010

The management of Electricity Company of Ghana Limited (ECG) has embarked on projects nation-wide to improve power supply reliability to customers.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Masloc retrieve 70% of vehicles from loan defaulters
Thursday, April 29 2010

The Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), has seized over seventy percent of commercial vehicles (taxis) from individuals and groups who have defaulted in the payment of loans taken from the centre.

SENE :
MP busted over gold deal
Thursday, April 29 2010

The Member of Parliament for Sene in the Brong Ahafo Region, Felix Twumasi-Appiah, has been busted in a $30,000 gold deal.

(KPONG) ASUOGYAMAN:
Quashigah immortalised
Thursday, April 29 2010

Taste of life, an alternative food factory, has started business at Kpong, with the zeal to immortalize the role the late Major Courage Quarshigah (Rtd) played, in making available to Ghanaians healthy and tasty vegetarian food.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Tarkwa-Nsuaem shares free exercise books, uniforms to pupils
Thursday, April 29 2010

The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly has distributed 225,805 exercise books to pupils in the public schools within the metropolis.

GOMOA WEST:
91000 books to be distributed
Thursday, April 29 2010

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa West, Mr. Francis Kojo Arthur, has presented over 91,000 exercise books to basic schools in the district.

ELLEMBELLE :
Nzema outdoors king
Thursday, April 29 2010

People of Eastern and Western Nzema in the -Western Region have held a durbar to outdoor the new King of Nzemaland under the stool name Odeeman Tumfele or King Kaku Ackah II, at Ewiaso, near Ainyinase in the Ellembelle District of the region.

NATIONAL:
Ministries must wake up to responsibilities – Aidoo
Thursday, April 29 2010

The Head of Policy Evaluation and Oversight Unit at the Presidency, Dr. Tony Aidoo has criticized various ministries for engaging in acts that undermine effective policy conceptualization, formulation, implementation and evaluation.

ACCRA:
Burial service held for Da Rocha
Thursday, April 29 2010

Burial service for the late B.J da Rocha, one of the founding members of the opposition New Patriotic Party and the first National Chairman of the party has been held at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra on Thursday April 29.

AKUAPEM SOUTH :
JHS leavers jam banned
Wednesday, April 28 2010

The Akuapem South Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region, has issued a strong warning against the organisation of street carnivals by  students of junior high school (JHS) after the completion of their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

(KETE-KRACHI)KRACHI WEST:
Govt to repair ferry
Wednesday, April 28 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has directed the release of US$3,000,000 for the immediate rehabilitation of the Ferry `A’ boat to ease transportation on the Volta Lake.

HOHOE:
Rotary supports Alavanyo Kpeme with borehole
Wednesday, April 28 2010

Rotary club of Accra west and the Rotary Club of Singapore East in association with the Rotary Foundation and Rotary Districts 3310 and 9100 have collaborated in providing a mechanised borehole for residents of Alavanyo Kpeme in the Alavanyo Traditional Area in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region.

(AKYEM ACHIASE) BIRIM SOUTH : Allow cocoa trees to be cut- Director
Wednesday, April 28 2010

The Executive Director of the cocoa swollen shoot virus disease control unit (CSSVD) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Rev. Abaka Ewusi has called on cocoa farmers to allow workers of the unit to cut down diseased and aged cocoa trees on their farms to be replanted with the high yielding hybrid ones.

(WINKONGO) TALENSI NABDAM :
Children, pregnant women receive insecticide nets
Thursday, April 29 2010

Five hundred households in the Talensi Nabdam District in the Upper East Region have received 1,000 long lasting insecticide nets for children under five years old and pregnant women.

(ESSAM) BIA : :
Cocoa smuggling saga: 14 accused granted bail
Thursday, April 29 2010

The 14 security officials alleged to have been involved in the smuggling of cocoa along Ghana’s western frontier were on Wednesday, April 28 granted bail in the sum of GH¢50, 000 each with two sureties by the Accra Circuit Court.

NATIONAL :
Music producer arrested for possession of cocaine
Thursday, April 29 2010

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has arrested a music producer, Samuel Safo Kantaka, for attempting to smuggle substances believe to be cocaine out of the country.

ACCRA :
Policy fair enters day 3
Thursday, April 29 2010

The 5 days historic policy  fair currently underway at the International Conference Center has entered its 3rd day with a number of interesting activities.

AMA :
Six robbers identified
Thursday, April 29 2010

Six armed robbers were identified by their victims on Wednesday at a short identification parade organised by the Greater Accra Regional Police Command.

NATIONAL :
We shall move into the Jubilee House - Vice President
Thursday, April 29 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has given the assurance that both he and the President would move into the Jubilee House as soon as arrangements were complete.

NATIONAL :
Veep lays wreath.
Thursday, April 29 2010

The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has defended the government’s decision to eulogise the founder of the country, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, and rejected the criticisms against the embossment of his effigy on the new GH¢2 note.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Water shortage in Koforidua
Thursday, April 29 2010

Some parts of Koforidua in the New Juaben Municipality have been without water for the past four weeks making residents carry gallons and other containers from one place to another in search of portable water.

NATIONAL :
Government to ban another product
Thursday, April 29 2010

Government will soon ban the importation, sale, transfer and use of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs).

NATIONAL :
Gov’t must be fair in selecting supporters for World Cup - CPP
Friday, April 30 2010

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has called on Government to ensure fairness in the selection of people to support the National Football Team, the Black Stars at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in South Africa in June 2010.

ASUTIFI :
Newmont Ghana to renegotiate contract with Gov’t
Friday, April 30 2010

Newmont Gold Ghana says it is ready to renegotiate its mining contract with the government of Ghana.

AMA :
Tension over BRT.
Friday, April 30 2010

The war of words between members of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) over the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system degenerated into an open scuffle on the premises of the AMA yesterday.

NATIONAL :
Trouble over military lands.
Friday, April 30 2010

There is simmering tension building up among some disgruntled military officers which could mature into an inferno as sources say a parcel of land belonging to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has “virtually been sold to foreigners for pittance”.

AMA:
Route registration begins in May
Friday, April 30 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) would from May to August, begin a route registration exercise to take stock of all public transport infrastructure and intra-city routes within the metropolis.

NATIONAL:
Natural gas vehicles to be imported
Friday, April 30 2010

Commercial production of oil is due to start in Ghana in December 2010, and already government is planning ahead on what to do with the natural gas that will be produced alongside.

BOLGATANGA :
Remove indemnity clause in constitution
Friday, April 30 2010

A number of citizens in the Bolgatanga Municipality including journalists, students and civil servants have called for the removal of the indemnity clause in Ghana’s1992 Constitution which has been the country’s supreme law book for the past 16 years.

(BUI) TAIN :
Bui Dam workers settle labour dispute with contractor
Friday, April 30 2010

The Chief Executive Officer of the Bui Dam project, Mr. Jabesh Amissah- Arthur has indicated that labour problems that arose between Ghanaian workers at the project site and the Chinese contractor Sinohydro Corporation have been dealt with while work has returned to normal.

NATIONAL :
Pregnant women to be registered
Friday, April 30 2010

The National Health Insurance Authority says it will soon register all pregnant women under the NHIS for free maternal care.

(GOMOA ABOSO) GOMOA EAST:
Reproductive Health centre launched
Friday, April 30 2010

Education Minister,Alex Tettey-Enyo, has stressed the need for Ghanaians to be conscious of their health needs and live healthy lifestyles to reduce the burden of control and management of diseases on the government.

NEW JUABEN :
Maternal mortality reduces
Friday, April 30 2010

Maternal mortality reduced from 250 deaths per 100, 00 live births in 2008 to 152 per 100,000 live births in 2009 while supervised delivery also improved from 48 per cent in 2008 to 51 per cent in 2009 in the Eastern Region.

ADANSI SOUTH :
No PM elected.
Friday, April 30 2010

An attempt by the Adansi South District Assembly to elect a new Presiding Member (PM) has ended inconclusively with none of the two contestants obtaining the required two-thirds majority votes.

ASHAIMAN :
Assembly determined to curb drug peddling
Friday, April 30 2010

The Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive(MCE), Mr. Numo Adinortey Addison, has re-emphasised the commitment of the assembly to mount sustained exercise with the Food and Drugs Board to curb drug peddling on commercial vehicles and at market places.

NATIONAL:
Scrap MP common fund.
Friday, April 30 2010

Mr George Kyei-Baffour, a former President of the National Association of Local Government (NALAG), has advocated the scrapping of the MP’s Common Fund, saying is not only illegal but also undermines the decentralization concept.

NATIONAL :
Distinguished Ghanaians to be immortalised
Friday, April 30 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills says Ghanaians who distinguish themselves will be immortalize for them to be celebrated by posterity.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
MP proposes ’polluter pay’ bill
Friday, April 30 2010

The Member of Parliament for Tarkwa Nsuaem has called on the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Environment and Science as well as the Chamber of Mines to quickly put together a bill on polluter pays principles instead of the voluntary codes of conduct signed by mining companies.

NATIONAL :
Mills makes surprise appearance at Policy Fair
Friday, April 30 2010

President Mills’ surprise visit to state institutions may be with us for a long while as there is no end in sight anytime soon.

NATIONAL:
Yileh Chireh backs demolition of unauthorized structures
Friday, April 30 2010

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh has counseled estate and private developers to make conscious efforts  to seek proper and fitting clearance from the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembles before erecting their structures.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t makes significant gains in agric sector
Friday, April 30 2010

The government is making efforts at changing the approach to agriculture in the country where plans have been tabled to oversee a critical shift from “the hole and cutlass” form of farming to mechanized agriculture.