The Ketu North Health Directorate is considering seeking a court order to carry out an immunization exercise for some children in one of the communities.
Acting Head of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice, (CHRAJ) Anna Bossman, is urging the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to consider the rights of people as it implements its bye-laws on street hawking.
The forever Youth club, a youth group within the East Akim Constituency of the ruling NDC has appealed to President Mills to as matter of urgency nominate a DCE for the district in order to hasten development in the area.
The Tackling Education Needs Inclusively (TENI) Project is embarking on new strategies aimed at addressing the abysmal performance of basic schools in the Northern Regions.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly continued its demolishing exercise yesterday in Labone to decongest the city.
The District Chief Executive for Assin South in the Central Region has announced her resignation, following constant disagreements between her and NDC party executives in the district.
A Parliamentary committee debating matrixes of the proposed amendments to the 1992 constitution resolved that a sitting President who defects from the political party on whose ticket he won elections should automatically vacate office.
The Minister of Defence was summoned to appear before Parliament and explain why Ghana was helpless in the fight against the dangers of the Fulani herdsmen.
Basic school students at Akuase, a community in the Birim North District have been offered a golden opportunity of acquiring practical skills in Information, Communication Technology (ICT).
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has finally elected a 61-year old Nana Owusu Apeasa II as the Presiding Member of the Assembly after two previous attempts failed.
Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli Traditional Council, challenged churches to extend their evangelism to the rural areas and also seek the development of the people there.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwabena Gyamera-Yeboah, Eastern Regional Police Commander, has appealed to the media to criticize
constructively when reporting on the police service.
The Mayor of Accra, Mr. Alfred Vanderpuije has joined members of his administration to educate and enforce the by-laws on street hawking in the capital.
The Musicians on Pan Africa Tour(MOPATOUR) to North America 2011 delegates have toured some historic sites in Central Region.
A one-day meeting to discuss concerns raised by service providers of the National Health Insurance Scheme over the new medicine list provided by the National Health Insurance Authority(NHIA) opened at Koforidua.
Africans in the diaspora have made an ardent appeal to Heads of State and Government, as well as Kings, Queens and Chiefs in Africa to recognize openly their plight as African people in the Western Hemisphere.
The Central Regional Fire Officer, Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) Kwesi Ankonam Quayson has identified the lack of prompt communication by victims of fire disasters as the major challenge hindering immediate response to such emergencies.
Finance Minister, Kwabena Duffour says Ghana would not allow its premium brand of cocoa beans to be adulterated by produce smuggled from Ivory Coast.
Forty-one cases of cholera has been reported in the Gomoa East District with six deaths.
The first phase of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) is scheduled to end in December this year.
Teachers on government payroll will have to find a way to survive this weekend until they are paid, hopefully sometime next week.
Participants at a public forum on Tobacco control in Ghana have called on the government to speed up the passage of the Tobacco Control Bill into law.
One of three suspected armed cattle rustlers who attacked the people of Otu Kwadjo in the Akwapem South Municipality, died on the spot during an exchange of gun fire with a local cattle owner.
It was a case of defiance as hawkers were still seen on the streets and pavements of Accra selling their wares despite an imposition of a ban on street hawking which took effect from Friday, April 1, by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).
Former President Jerry John Rawlings says he has credible information on the murder of Ya-na Yakubu Andani II, the Overlord of Dagbon and some of his elders.
Mr Alhassan Mumuni, East Gonja District Chief Executive (DCE) has observed that about 90 per cent of Out-Patient-Department (OPD) cases recorded in Ghana could be prevented if priority is placed on environmental cleanliness.
Blessed Youth Club based at Awutu-Bawjiase, has initiated what it
described “River Saving” programme to prevent rivers from drying up completely during dry seasons.
Speakers at a special durbar on water bodies preservation held at Gomoa-Dasumu in the Central Region, have stressed the need for chiefs to revive measures adopted by the ancestors to preserve water resources in communities
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Rose Bio-Atinga, has advised police personnel to be vigilant, courteous and fair to enable them to win public support, confidence and trust.
Professor Mike Oquaye, Member of Parliament for Domi-Kwabenya, has asked the Government to return the land opposite the Kwabenya Electricity Office to the rightful owners since the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission could no longer make use of it.
West African Ministers of Infrastructure, Transport and Energy, on Friday endorsed the provisions of a draft Supplementary Act stipulating the axle load standards for heavy duty goods transport vehicles plying public roads in the sub-region.
Canada has made available 14 million dollars to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to help address food security challenges in the north.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashietey has called for a weekly organisation of clean-up exercises throughout the Region.
The General Manager; Corporate Planning, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), has underscored the need for the operational challenges facing the country’s ports to be addressed to pave way for the regional hub status in West Africa.
A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the commencement of work on a 260,000-dollar dining hall and a kitchen for the Otinibi Basic School in the Ga East Municipality.
Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, Omanhene of Techiman Traditional Area, has reiterated the need for cooperation, peace and unity in the quest for accelerated development in the area.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called on members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to use the forthcoming delegates congress to “clean the party” to salvage its image.
The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), has cautioned residents of the Ashanti Region to be conscious of promoting good hygienic conditions in their communities.
Access Bank (Ghana) will this year focus financing the oil and gas industry as the sector represented a major growth pole in the economy.
Mr Emmanuel Kofi Sunu, a newly promoted Circuit Court Judge, has advised judges and other professionals to accept postings to the three northern regions.
Northern Youth for Justice, a youth group from the Dagbon Traditional area are staging a demonstration on some streets in Accra calling for justice for the murder of the overlord of Dagbon, Ya Na Yakubu Andani II.
The Metro Mass Transport (MMT) Limited is determined to increase its country-wide public operational routes to 265, this year, Mr Maxwell Awuku, acting Managing Director of Metro Mass Transport (MMT) Limited has said.
President John Evans Atta Mills is set to arrive in the Brong Ahafo Region today Tuesday April 5, to start a three day working visit.
Mrs Patricia Antwi, Awutu Senya District Director of Health Services, has appealed to the government to expedite work on the 30 capacity male, female and children’s wards being constructed at the Kasoa Health Centre to help decongest the place.
Mr Mike Hammah, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has said Development Corridors have been established in West Africa for the accelerated development of the mining and minerals sector.
Mr. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, Nkoranza South District Chief Executive, has stated that it is the vision of the District Assembly to promote education in the district by encouraging and supporting the youth in pursuing education.
Thirteen pandemic influenza H1N1 2009 confirmed cases, have been reported at the Achimota Hospital which is a designated Influenza Sentinel Site.
Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs, has presented two flat screen computers and a printer to the Adaklu-Anyigbe District Education Directorate.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has directed all Regional Ministers, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives to as a matter of urgency take steps not only to minimise the spread of cholera to other regions or communities but also stop it.
Reverend Dr Jacob Ayeebo, Anglican Priest and Member of the Council
of State, in the Upper East Region, has reiterated the need to inculcate in the youth, skills which would ensure food security and good livelihood.
Vodafone Ghanahas assured it will not transfer in any way the cost of porting one’s network number to mobile users come July 1st for the introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in the country.
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has launched a media award scheme to recognise the best professional journalist on social security issues.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology branch of the Anlo Students Union (ANSU) has called for an end to the succession dispute following the installation of a new paramount chief for the Anlos.
The Kpando Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Mr Kosi Attoh has cautioned owners of buildings to reinforce roofs of their properties to forestall disaster as the transition period between the seasons are characterized by strong winds and storms.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has put in place measures to ensure that hawking on the street of Accra becomes a thing of the past.
Government has lifted a curfew imposed on Tamale and its environs.
Authorities at the Achimota Hospital in Accra have confirmed reports of the H1N1 Influenza cases, popularly known as the swine flu, at the hospital.
President Atta Mills says he is not deterred by critics who think his government has not done enough in the past two years.
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) together with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has signed an agreement with UK-based Medical Trust, Mid Cheshire Hospital Foundation Trust (MCHFT), to boost specialist glaucoma and tertiary low vision care and training.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) proposes to negotiate 14 allowances with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), in efforts to improve the quantum of salaries of teachers.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama as called on African leaders to rise up and join hands to address the plastic waste menace that had bedeviled African cities.
Corporate bodies have asked to complement government’s efforts at improving the standard of education in the country by supporting schools with needed facilities.
The Upper West Regional Council of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has warned that it would not allow any group of teachers or faceless personalities to destroy the structures of the Association.
The President’s nominee for the position of Municipal Chief Executive for the Agona West Municipal Assembly has received overwhelming confirmation from the assembly.
President J.E.A Mills has vowed not to be distracted in his quest to building a better Ghana. “No amount of diversionary tactics will move us from our desired goals and objectives,"
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and the Kumasi Children’s Hospital, have taken delivery of 1,000 units of cholera infusion as part of contingency plans to deal with any outbreak of the disease.
The Ho Mutual Health Insurance Scheme has registered 13,110 more clients, following an eight-day special drive for membership last month.
The Acting Executive Director of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr Daniel Amlalo has expressed worry about the continued negative activities of mining companies that degraded the environment.
Mr William Neequaye, Assembly memberfor Zabu Zongo Amoakrom Electoral Area in the Akuapim South Municipality, has been elected a Presiding Member for the Assembly after four rounds of voting.
No Ghanaian soldier was involved in Monday’s fatal plane crash near Ndjili Airport in DR Congo, the Ghana Armed Forces has said.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has called on Ghanaians from Libya to bring their skills and expertise to bear on the country’s developmental agenda.
The Ghana Water Company has asked residents living downstream the intake point of the Weija Dam to evacuate the area.
Hotels in Sekondi-Takoradi and its environs have recorded increases in patronage due to the influx of Ivorian refugees into the region.
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, GNPC plans to begin oil exploration activities in the Volta Basin this year.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, has indicated that the police administration will soon review the whole investigation process of the murder of Ya Na Yakubu Andani II, the late Overlord of Dagbon.
The Central Region Council of the Ghana National Association of teachers (GNAT), has pledged support for national leadership of the Association.
President John Evans Atta Mills has cut the sod at Kwame-Danso in the Sene District of Brong-Ahafo Region for work to commence on the 31 kilometre Atebubu-Kwame Danso road.
The Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), on Wednesday, unanimously confirmed Captain Rtd Anthony Cudjoe as its new Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE).
The Ghana Police Service has established a Marine Police Unit, to handle offences contained in the Fisheries Act 2002 and Fisheries Regulations 2011, Mr Ransford Ninson, Western Regional Police Commander, announced.
The first batch of students, under the Senior High School (SHS) four-year Education Programme, on Wednesday, began the 2011 West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSSCE) with English Paper Three (Oral English).
Three hundred housing units from the STX housing project will be allocated to Members of Parliament (MPs) and parliamentary staff, Vice-President John Mahama has announced.
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) took delivery of medical items valued at €90,000.00 to assist enhance the quality of health care provided at the facility.
The Lawra District Assembly has finally settled on Mr. Andrew Kpan, the District Director of Education as the Presiding Member (PM) for the Assembly after previous attempts were unsuccessful.
President John Atta Mills has urged District Assemblies to place emphasis on sanitation and waste management to rid the towns and cities of filth.
Communities in the Wa Municipality would be provided with 60 boreholes fitted with hand pumps under the sustainable rural water and sanitation project funded by the World Bank.
Cholera cases in the New Juaben Municipality is now declining, the Medical Director of the Koforidua Regional Hospital, Dr Daniel Asare has said.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) on Thursday alerted the public to the clandestine production and distribution of some alcoholic beverages by Fire and Silver Enterprise.
Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) pensioners in the Koforidua Zone of the National Pensioners Association have threatened to demonstrate against new pension indexation.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) is marking this year’s World Health Day on the theme: “Antimicrobial resistance: No action today, no cure tomorrow.”
A group of unidentified youth on Thursday took over the Ashaiman Lorry Park and allegedly confiscated revenue tickets.
Government has set aside GHC 60m as capital for the Export Development and Investment Fund (EDIF).
The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced it would not introduce the electronic voting system in the 2012 elections.
Dr Kobina Amo-Aidoo, a leading member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), has expressed concern about widening cracks within the party and urged the leadership to act without delay to fix it.
The Ghana Water Company has asked residents living downstream the intake point of the Weija Dam to evacuate the area.
A Kente Village Project is being established at Kensere in the Asante-Bekwai Municipality as part of an initiative to create wealth and jobs, particularly for the youth in the area.
The Convention People’s Party’s (CPP) National Delegate Congress slated tentatively for May 27 to 29 is in danger as some constituency executives from the Central Region have declared their intention to take a legal action against the organizers of the congress.
A policeman and two others, who attempted to defraud a pastor of GH¢7,000 in their bid to blackmail him on Thursday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.
The Minister of Education, Hon. Betty-Mould Iddrisu, says, there have been appreciable increases in teacher’s pay packets after the correction of anomalies when they first migrated onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Martin Amidu, has filed a notice of appeal at the Appeals Court in Accra against last Tuesday’s High Court ruling on the Ya-Na murder case.
The National Democratic Congress will in July elect a flagbearer for the 2012 elections at its congress slated between July 8-10.
President John Evans Atta Mills has sworn into office four Deputy Ministers and an Administrator for the District Assemblies Common Fund.
A total of 34,432 candidates made up of 19,442 females and 14,981 males in the Brong-Ahafo Region are registered to write the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) which will start on April 11 and end on April 15.
A number of girls who are expected to write the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Komenda–Edina-Eguafo Abrem District have delivered and some who are pregnant have stopped attending classes.
The Member of Parliament for Kwabre East, Hon. Kofi Frimpong, has presented assorted gifts in support of 50 needy young school girls in the constituency.
Ghana will ban the importation of used refrigerators by the beginning of 2013.
The Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Nayire Naa Bohugu Mahami Abdulai, has appealed to the President to consider building road networks in his traditional area.
Nana Boakye Yiadom Atonsa II, chief of Danase and a government appointee, was on Thursday elected the Presiding Member of the Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Danish International Development Agency(DANIDA) have signed a delegated cooperation agreement under which USAID would contribute 4 million dollars to the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge(BUSAC) Fund.
The people of Jadema community, in the West Mamprusi district of the Northern region, on Wednesday, arrested a Fulani herdsman for allegedly raping a married woman.
The Sachet Water Producers Association (SWPA) of the Northern Region, has assured residents of pure and clean water to prevent the outbreak of water-borne diseases, especially cholera in the region.
The Management of Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has organized an education forum to sensitize its members on the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak in poultry and human beings.
The General Manager in charge of Corporate Planning at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Mr Wisdom Segbefia has said it was important to address operational challenges facing the ports if they were to attain a regional hub status in West Africa.
Regional and Constituency executives of the ruling National Democratic Congress in the Ashanti Region, have declared support for President Mills to seek re-election ahead of the party’s Presidential primaries in July 2011.
Vice-President John Dramani Mahama, has at the instructions of the president, appealed to the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to revive mediation talks between the Abudu and Andani factions of the Dagbon chieftaincy dispute.
The Indian High Commission in Ghana has presented solar cookers and a motorbike to the Ho Nurses Training School.
A special exercise embarked upon by personnel of the Value Added Tax (VAT), Operations of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Police Service revealed that Tiantai, an Accra-based Chinese restaurant was operating without issuing VAT invoices.
A founding member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Mintah, has cautioned party loyalists against acts that could thwart the efforts of the ruling body to hold on to power in the 2012 general election.
Residents in four communities in the Man-Momo Electoral Area in the Adenta Municipality will now have access to water from boreholes on daily basis.
Water supply to some communities in the Accra Metropolis is expected to be disrupted due to 9 hours of power outage resulting in the shutdown of the treatment plant.
The Mobile Maintenance Unit of the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), has started rehabilitation works on the six kilometer Nkawkaw-Atibie road.
An Optometrist has advised Ghanaians to go for regular eye check-ups to help improve their vision in the wake of eye-related diseases.
Three hundred and seventy-two thousand, eight hundred and twenty-six (372,826) candidates from ten thousand five hundred and seventy junior high schools across the country are starting the 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) today, April 11.
The Odotobiri Rural Bank (ORB) has provided an 80 KV power generator to the St. Peter’s Hospital at Jacobu to guarantee an uninterrupted power supply to the hospital.
The Agona West District Assembly has established an educational fund to support needy but brilliant students in the district.
The Chief of Bosome Akwamu in the Birim South District, has stressed the need for heads of academic institutions to provide visionary leadership, by being innovative to offer solutions to the problems confronting their schools.
As part of measures to uplift education in the Suhum Kraboa District, the district assembly is to establish school management committees to monitor educational activities in the area
The Revenue Protection Information Bureau has called on the President to probe the irregularities involved in the allocation of timber concessions and the export of the product, especially teak.
As part of effort to bring development to his electoral area and make life a bit bearable for his people, the assembly member for Nsusooso electoral area in the Agona East District of the Central Region Hon. Yaw Nyarko has pledged to move to every nook and cranny within his jurisdiction to access their developmental problems at first hand in other to find the appropriate antidote to them.
Miss Mavis Ama Frimpong, the President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive for the Birim North District has received an overwhelming endorsement from the assembly members for the position.
Friends of Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, has, on behalf of Hon. Fifi Franklin Fiavi Kwetey, the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, donated computers and accessories to 20 local Junior High School in the ketu south district of Volta region, the presentation was done across the selected Schools by Assembly Members representing the Area of the Schools.
Resource Link Foundation , A non-governmental organisation (NGO), has provided rain water harvesting facilities to four schools in the Wenchi Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region at the cost of GH¢9,800.00
A Human Rights Court in Accra has adjourned to May 13, its ruling on whether or not the Economic and Organised Crime Organisation (EOCO), violated the rights and privacy of the Ghana Football Association’s, (GFA) office on December 8, last year and took away some computers for investigations.
The Queen of Ho-Dome, Mama Attratoh II has reminded President John Atta Mills of his promise to give the Volta Region its fair share of development and said she was not happy about the region’s pace of progress.
A fellow at Imani Ghana, a policy tink tank Franklin Cudjoe says he agrees with the assertion by a governance expert Professor Kwamena Ahwoi that it is wrong and retrogressive for members of parliament to receive common fund.
Seven policemen stationed at the Akosombo Motor Traffic and Transport Unit(MTTU) in the Eastern reigon and the Ayi Mensah police barrier near Adentan in Accra have been arrested and kept in the custody at the Criminal Investigations Department(CID) headquarters for allegedly extorting money from commuters.
This year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) took off smoothly in the Accra Metropolis.
President John Evans Atta Mills has sworn in Mr. Anthony Kudjo Batse of the Ghana Institute of Journalism to serve on the Sixth National Media Commission.
Some members of the parliamentary select committee on Local Government and Rural Development, Roads and Transport at the Oblogo disposal landfill site at Weija.
The Assembly Member for the Oyarifa electoral area in the Ga East district of the Greater Region Hon. John Okpoti Mensah has declared his intentions to involve his people on regular bases in his bid to surmount the myriad of social problems that is affecting development in the area.
Ghanaian returnees from Cote d’Ivoire have called on the Ghana Navy to dispatch its boats to the area to bring stranded Ghanaians back home.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama says government will maintain a firm hand in ensuring prudent management of the macro economy.
The Senior Nursing Officer (Public Health) of the Ghana AIDS Control Programme (GACP), Mrs Edith Asare Mensah has advised female porters to protect themselves against HIV and AIDS and other diseases by using condoms.
Besieged Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo has been detained in the main city Abidjan and delivered to the headquarters of his elected successor.
President J.E.A Mills is expected in Kumasi today to kick start a three day working visit to the Ashanti Region.
Mrs Doreen Owusu Fianko, Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), said the Company would soon undertake an exercise to examine the electrical system at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The Ghana Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (GABMLS), on Monday launched a-week-long activities to mark the International Laboratory Day celebration, which falls on 15 April this year.
The Food and Drugs Board has advised the public not to patronise water and products from Cosmos Health Outfit Company, because their practices pose serious threat to public health safety.
Development partners in health said the best way for Ghana to maintain focus on improving maternal and child health and address inequities in health care was to build a strong health system.
The people of Tetemen in the Jasikan District of the Volta Region installed Mr Michael Wheeler, a British Philanthropist and Tourist, as Development Chief of the town.
It appears the A.M.A’s quest to rid the capital city of street hawking is gradually achieving the intended results as some of the major streets in the capital appear to be clear of hawking.
It is increasingly becoming clear that there is more to the Ivorian situation than Africans and indeed a huge majority of the world is being told.
The problem of inadequate social amenities within the North Legon Electoral area in the Ga East Municipal will soon be a thing of the past.
For the second time in six months, fire has gutted the Elubo Market destroying goods worth several millions of Ghana Cedis.
The Member of Parliament for Afram Plains North, Mr Emmanuel Aboagye Didieye, has appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to post 200 newly trained teachers to the Afram Plains.
2,073 candidates from 64 basic schools registered to right the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at eight centers in the Kwahu West Municipality.
The late arrival of materials on Monday delayed the start of examinations in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District on the first day of the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).
The Tema Community 9 cemetery which has been closed down many months back has officially been reopened for use by the general public.
New Alpha Refinery-Ghana, a South African-initiated company, is to construct a second crude oil refinery in Ghana.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has disclosed that the creation of new constituencies for Elections 2012 would not be automatic.
The District Chief Executive for Twifo in the Central Region Foster Andoh has disclosed that the assembly has successfully chased out galamsey operators from the district.
Three persons have been arrested for attempting to smuggle and smuggling 30 gallons of pre -mix fuel into neighboring Francophone country, Togo.
President John Evans Atta Mills has urged Asanteman to sustain the peaceful environment in order to promote development in their region.
The Yendi Government Hospital Matron, Madam Amina Mumuni, has said sand winning close to the nurses’ quarters was creating problems for the hospital.
Miss Catherine Davies has advised candidates writing the Basic Entrance Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Senior High Certificate Examination (WASCE) to avoid acts that could lead to the cancelation or withholding of their results.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that Ghana would establish effective collaboration with the Norwegian government to ensure effective management and use of revenue from oil and gas.
The Norwegian government has provided a 6.5 Million dollar grant to the Ministry of Mines, Environment, Science and Technology, to address the country’s environmental challenges.
The Government has launched the second National Policy Fair on the theme “Empowering the People as we "Build a Better Ghana” to be staged from the 26-30 April 2011.
Professor Kofi Awoonor, Chairman of Council of State, has expressed regret at the low level of Information Technology (IT) expertise in the civil and public services in the country.
President John Evans Atta Mills has rallied Ghanaians not to give in to cynicism but to remain confident about the country’s economic turn-around.
Mr. Alexis Ayamdoo, the assembly member for Zorkor Kanga Electoral area has been given the nod to Preside over the Bongo District Assembly.
An international relations expert, Dr Alabi Niyi has descended heavily on the internationally recognized President of Ivory Coast Alhassane Ouattara for parading his political rival and former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo and his wife before the public like common criminals.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Nadoli Hon. Abu Kasangabata has reaffirm governments commitment to bring development to the three northern regions so as to give impetus to the much taunted Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) program.
The Coalition of Concerned Teachers in the Western Region has given a 72-hour ultimatum to the Leadership of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) to resign or face court action to remove them from office.
The Central Regional Director of Agriculture, Mr George Badu-Yeboah stressed has said that the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) would transform farming into a lucrative venture.
The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul E. Aidoo has appealed to assembly members to be vigilant and demand quality from contractors.
The Gomoa West District Chief Executive, Hon. Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, has appealed to people of the District to stop machinations to commit the Assembly to do things it had not planned for.
The Lawra District Assembly has received over two thousand free school uniforms and twenty three thousand free exercise books under the government’s free uniforms and text books policy.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Saboba district in the northern region John Ali Adolf has enumerated a number of developmental projects that the district has benefited upon the assumption of office a little over two years ago.
The United States of America has provided 1.5 million dollars for the construction of a 7.5 kilometre road to link Wa East District to Nadowli District to help to promote economic activities of peasant farmers.
The Ashaiman branch of the Frafra Youth Association has been inaugurated at Ashaiman with a call on Frafras resident outside to be law-abiding in order not to come into conflict with the law.
The rate of inflation fell to 9.13 per cent from 9.16 per cent in March, a marginal decline of 0.03 percentage points from February, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has said.
The United States of America has provided 1.5 million dollars for the construction of a 7.5 kilometre road linking Wa East District to Nadowli District to help promote economic activities of peasant farmers.
Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang, Acting Brongâ€“Ahafo Regional Director of Health Services, has given assurance that there is adequate stock of vaccines to contain the H1N1 Influenza as well as other influenzas that may occur in the region.
Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, the First Vice Chairman of the Ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and former first lady has resigned her position to contest the party’s Presidential primaries.
There are 275 boreholes fitted with hand pumps and four piped water systems serving 143 communities in the Nadowli District.
Mr. De-graft Fokuo, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asante-Akim South, has announced the construction of a six-unit classroom block for Bompata Presbyterian Senior High School (SHS).
The Member of Parliament for Okere and former General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dan Botwe has urged the National Peace Council to be proactive and forthright in condemning political parties that breach the agreed road map to peace towards the 2012 general elections.
The Ketu North District Assembly has taken a giant step in solving the water problems confronting a number of communities in the area with the construction of a mechanised water supply project.
The Volta Youth League has observed with keen interest, the recent developments in the NDC that sought to question the performance of H.E. John Evans Atta Mills during his short tenure of office and his ability to lead the party to victory come 2012.
The Deputy National General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, (GNAT), Mr Awortwe Nkansah has advised teachers not to compare their salaries with those in other sectors.
"Government provides incentives for all industries with export potentials, except the music industry but does not seem to understand that music internationally is a multi-billion dollar business, and so, have not proposed any strategy towards development of the music industry",some Ghanaian musicians have expressed this concern.
The Lambussie District Assembly is to benefit from a modern administration block to facilitate administrative work of the district. The District is also to benefit from some major road and other developmental projects to enhance social life in the area.
The Assembly Member for the Parakou electoral area, Hon. Jacob Adjei Ablorh has expressed worry about the rate at which people build at places demarcated for roads and drainage systems.
The District Chief Executive for Kwabre East District, Hon. Adams Iddisah has urged candidates in the district taking part in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), not to panic when answering the questions.
A 55 year old chief of Meduma, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, Nana Oduro Agyarko II, has been elected as the Presiding Member (PM), for the Kwabre East District Assembly.
Personnel of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), have been asked to make integrity the bedrock of their work to redeem the sinking image of the profession.
More groups within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have thrown their weight behind sitting President J.E.A Mills ahead of the partyâ€™s July 8 Delegates Congress.
The Effutu Municipal Assembly, in collaboration with the Municipal National disaster Management Organization (NADMO), have presented items valued at over GH¢3,000 to 85 refugees from Cote d’Ivoire.
In the interest of peace and reconciliation in the Dagbon State, the Abudu Royal gate have resolved to return to the Otumfuo-led mediation committee on condition that the committee expedites action on the third benchmark of the roadmap to peace process which has to do with the performance of the late Ya-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai’s funeral in the old Gbewaa palace.
A nine-member vetting committee to serve as information clearing house for the importation of African textile prints, and control the influx of counterfeit textiles, was inaugurated in Accra.
An Electricity Fast-Track Court will soon commence operations to prosecute customers who indulged in fraudulent power deals.
The Board of Directors of the Ghana News
Agency has directed the General Manager, Nana Appau Duah to proceed on
Ghana and Spain have initialled a bilateral Air Services Agreement and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to allow direct flights between both countries.
The price of seed cotton has gone up by 43.3 per cent as the government seeks to revamp the sector and make it a major income earner for farmers.
A Deputy Information Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has stated that the declaration of intention by the former first lady and until recently a vice chairperson of the ruling NDC Mrs. Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to contest the presidential primaries of the party puts into the right perspective the constant attacks on the president.
Police Inspector Simon Tenkuu, the Public Relations Officer of National Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of Ghana Police Service, has said that about 540 deaths were recorded through motor accidents nationwide during the first quarter of 2011.
A 24-year-old capenter, Mawuli Agbenya has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old class four pupil by a Hohoe Circuit court.
It appears the contest for the flag bearer ship slot for the PNC is getting keener as one of its diasporan branch chairmen, Hassan Ayariga expresses interest to lead the party into the 2012 general elections.
Many districts in the country have benefited from host developmental projects since the assumption of offices of their respective Districts Chief Executives (DCEs) barely two and a half years ago.
Citizens of Kojina, a small community near Humjibre in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District have benefited from a malaria eradication programme.
Hawkers, who were recently sent off the streets in the Accra Metropolis, have said that they would definitely be back on the streets to sell saying politicians would bring them back when it gets to election time.
An eight-member parliamentary delegation from Australia has paid a day’s working visit to the Adamus Resource Limited, operators of Nzema Gold in the Nzema East District.
Mr Lawrence Kweku Lartey, Chief Investigator and Greater Accra Regional Director of Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ),has noted that People With Disability should be treated fairly and made to enjoy their human rights and freedoms.
BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday fulfilled his Conservative Party’s promise to crack down on mass immigration by giving a major speech that sparked a row within the coalition government, with a leading Liberal democrat describing the policy as ’very unwise’.
President John Evans Attah Mills has expressed satisfaction with the quality of job done by contractors working on the $16 million district hospital project at Asante-Bekwai.
The consumption of wholesome meat is a vital nutritional requisite for human growth and development. The increasing demand for protein has made it a much sought after food component by all and sundry.
Following the directive of the Board of Directors of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to the General Manager, Nana Appau Duah to proceed on an indefinite leave from Friday, April 15, 2011, the National Media Commission (NMC) has issued the following statement:
The Central Region Branch of the NationalDemocratic Congress (NDC), has declared its support for President John Evans Atta Mills.
The Japanese Government has donated 100,000 bags of maize valued at GH¢3.2 million in support of flood victims in nine regions of the country.
A Programme Officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr Divine Agboadah has called on the Ghana Cocoa Board to market spoilt cocoa in Ghana and West Africa where it forms an important ingredient in the preparation of detergents and body creams.
Hundreds of Muslims under the banner Coalition Against Violence and Western Domination (CAVWED) has demonstrated through the main streets of Tamale to protest against NATO’s bombing of Libya.
The Andani royal gate has vowed to never allow the Otumfuo Committee of Eminent Chiefs give the green light for a regal funeral for the late Mahamadu Abdulahi in the Gbewaa Palace as demanded by the rival Abudu family.
The Ministry of the Interior has announced that Friday, April 22, Good Friday and April 25, Easter Monday, are statutory public holidays and should be observed as such throughout the country.
Fresh modules being designed under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) would focus on the development of employable skills for beneficiaries.
Ghana and Spain have initialed a bilateral Air Services Agreement and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to allow direct flights between both countries.
Hepatitis B, a type of communicable diseases, is said to have contributed to about 16 per cent of ante-natal cases recorded at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital.
The people of La are to benefit from an 18-unit three-storey classroom block through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) following an intervention led by the Member of Parliament for La Dadekotopon, Nii Amasah Namoale.
President John Evans Atta Mills has rounded off his three-day working visit to the Ashanti Region with a call on students to focus on their studies to acquire the requisite skills for their own development.
Ghanaians should be spared any imminent fuel price increase at least for the next few months.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has put in place measures to curb the excessive noisemaking in the metropolis.
A task force made up of members of Nkoranza South District Security Committee (DISEC) and a team of armed policemen have mounted a search for some Fulani herdsmen who illegally settled on some farm lands in the area.
The Western Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Ransford Moses Ninson has charged the police personnel in the region to remain disciplined in the course of the enforcement of law and order.
District chief executive for Jirapa, Bernard Kofi Puozuing has said the disbursement of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) is tied to the local revenue being generated by the assemblies adding the more funds you are able to generate from the Internal Generated Funds (IGF) the more district assembly common fund you will get to tackle your development needs.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has embarked on several developmental projects including the construction of classroom blocks to give decent accommodation to students in his constituency.
Most Ghanaian primary school teachers spend just 76 days out of the 196 days needed to engage pupils in direct learning activities, according to a World Bank study.
Over 300 caterers drawn from the Western and Central regions have been educated on personal hygiene at a day’s workshop in Takoradi.
Captain Victor Kwesi Amoah, Chairman of Kilo Alpha Aviation Holdings (KAAH), has urged the youth to acquire the requisite knowledge in the aviation industry in order to exploit the potentials in the sector as the nation’s oil and gas industry grows.
President Goodluck Jonathan has a strong lead in Nigeria’s presidential election, taking almost twice the number of votes as his main rival as counting continues.
Making true the intent of improving health delivery in the Ketu North District, the District Assembly has commissioned a nurses’ quarters at Tadzewu to improve the proximity of nurses to the Tadzewu Health Centre.
Mr Rex Daniel Wussah, Dangme East District Chief Executive (DCE) has assured the chiefs and people of Ada that government would soon construct a sea defence wall along the coastal lines of Ada.
A total of 52 Ghanaians arrived at the Bosomtwi- Sam Fishing Harbour, at Sekondi, on Friday from San Pedro in Cote d’Ivoire.
The Yagbonwura, Tuntumbe Boresa Sulemana Jakpa II, overlord of the Gonja Traditional Area,has affirmed his participation in helping to resolve the Dagbon crisis.
The Coalition of Muslim Organisations, Ghana (COMOG), has expressed concern about the practice of not allowing Muslim children in Christian mission schools to openly practice the irreligion.
A total of 53 dressmakers in the Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira District who have completed their training under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) have been given tools to help them become self sufficient.
About 80 per cent of residents in Accra who source water from the Weija Treatment plant are to experience serious water rationing for the next seven weeks starting Tuesday 19.
The Ghana Cocoa Board Anti-Smuggling Task Force in the Jomoro District has between January and April 8 seized a total of 826 bags of cocoa being smuggle from Cote d’Ivoire into the country.
Nana Ekow Arhin II, Chief of Kokoado Division at Saltpond in the Central Region has commended the Government for rectifying the anomalies in the salaries of teachers under the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
Leadership of the youth at Kwendrum, a densely populated community in Winneba have appealed to the Government to ensure peace and tranquility prevailed during this year’s celebration
of AboakyerFestival next month.
The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) would today, Monday, April 18, arraign 30 residents before the courts for various sanitation offences.
Residents of the Haatso-Papao community have expressed their unhappiness about the citing of a human waste dump site on the slopes of their community.
The declaration by the president to rid the country of filth and his persistent reminder to all and sundry to adapt a healthy lifestyle for a clean Ghana seems to be gaining prominence all over the country.
Three suspected grave looters are in the custody of the Half Assini Police in the Jomoro District, for alleged grave looting activities.
The news that the government is initiating program of integration for the Libyan migrants in order to properly integrate them into society was greeted with enthusiasm and was given a high patronage in all regions where the exercise took place.
The Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa, Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah is urging President John Evans Attah Mills to remain focused and not to be distracted by the continuous tension in the NDC party.
The Asunafo South District Assembly in the Brong-Ahafo Region again failed to elect it’s Presiding Member (PM).
Assembly members of the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly have appealed, as a matter of urgency, for an orientation course to enable them perform effectively.
Forty-three Junior High students and eight teachers of the Ghana Health and Education Initiative’s (GHEI) Youth Education Programme have been treated to a trip of their life when they embarked on an excursion of Cape Coast.
The National Communication Authority (NCA) says certain registration agents of telecommunication companies are selling pre-registered SIM cards to mobile phone subscribers and advised the public not to buy such cards.
The ruling NDC has officialy announced that persons interested in contesting the flagbearership slot of the party in the upcoming Sunyani congress have between the 3rd to 10th May to pick up nomination forms.
The Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, Hon. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has donated food items to Cote d’Ivoire refugees at the Ambain Camp in the Ellembelle District .
Mrs. Rawlings during the week resigned her position as Vice Chairperson of the NDC to contest President Mills in the party’s July congress.
Teacher trainees of the Bagabaga College of Education in Tamale stand under trees for their regular morning assembly. The situation is no different when any dignitary (say the President) visits the school to meet with the students.
The Assembly Member for Haatso-Papao in the Ga East Municipality, Mr. Edward Ayitey Aryee has assured residents of the area that efforts are being put in place to address their concerns over the siting of the human waste dumping site in the area.
President John Atta Mills will cut sod for the commencement of a Rural
Electrification Project in the Northern Region to extend electrification to
The Sefwi-Wiawso District Assembly has completed some development projects in the district over the last two years with use of the District Common Fund and District Development Fund.
Absence of potable water in the Madina West electoral area of the Greater Accra Region has been identified by the assembly member of the area Hon. Rahman Rahim as a major developmental challenge in area.
All is now set for the maiden “Amansie Kente Festival” to showcase the ingenuity and sophistication of local kente weavers in the Bekwai Municipality.
The 16 traditional areas constituting Ho-West have established the Congress of Ho-West Paramount Chiefs as a platform for deliberations and pooling their human and material resources for rapid development.
The Nkoranza South District Assembly has established a new technical training institute to upgrade the skill and knowledge of the youth in the area for development.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has noted with concern the increasing number of unsuspecting Ghanaians who have been deceived by fraudsters to travel to Malaysia for non-existent jobs.
MainOne Cable Company has appointed Mr Africanus Mensah, a Ghanaian Petroleum Engineer, as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the corporate entity in Ghana, effective March 24.
The Nigerian High Commission has expressed the confidence of Nigerian investors in the Ghanaian economy, promising more investment flow from the oil rich West African State to boost Ghana’s fiscal environment.
The Member of Parliament for Tamale central constituency, Hon. Inusah Fuseini is building a 12 unit two storey project at the Queen Elizabeth Day Care Nursery and primary school in Tamale.
At a time when sanitation issues have become paramount following the outbreak of cholera and other insanitary related diseases in some part of the country, the sanitation situation in the Apaa Okorodu electoral area in the Agona West District of the Central Region keeps deteriorating by the day.
Ghana is losing millions of cedis of its internally generated revenue at the Paga Border in the Upper East Region due to a temporary closure.
Government has accused the Executive Secretary of the National Media Commission (NMC)of single-handedly annulling the decision of the Board of the Ghana News Agency (GNA), to ask its General Manager to proceed on leave.
The Legon Police have screened 10 people in connection with the sexual molestation of a 25-year-old woman, Amina Haruna, at the Mensah Sarbah Hall of the University of Ghana.
The Cape Coast Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Anthony Egyir Aikins, has expressed concern about the unwillingness by some communities to release land for the construction of projects, saying it was the bane of development in the Metropolis.
Fire today gutted the central business districts of Accra near Librety House at Katamanto destroying goods and items running into several millions of Ghana Cedis.
The newly elected Assembly Member for Hwidiem Asona Electoral area Ms Comfort Perpetual has said that she will bring her experience as the Assistant Director of education for the Asutifi District on board to uplift education and youth development in the area.
Rampaging soldiers in Burkina Faso are said to be attacking Ghanaian traders at the Ghana-Burkina Faso border.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni said Ghana’s Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire has not been closed down as reported in the Wednesday April 20 edition of the New Stateman newspaper.
Ghanaians are expected to benefit from cheaper electricity when the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGPO) project which produces natural gas from Nigeria starts producing high pressure gas constantly from July this year.
Ghanaian nationals particularly tomato dealers from the Upper East are said to be at risk of losing their tomatoes due to the rising tension in neighbourring Burkina Faso preventing traders going about their business without a hitch.
The Ghana Trades Congress, TUC, has submitted to government a proposal for an upward review of the base pay for public sector workers under the single spine pay policy.
The management of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) has appealed to its striking workers to call off their ongoing sit-down strike in the interest of the organization.
Officials of the Food and Drugs Boards (FDB) had destroyed large quantities of seized goods valued to GH¢50,000.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has distributed over 400 flocks of sheep to animal farmers in the Kintampo Municipality as a measure to improve on livestock farming in the Municipality.
Kwahu Mountains, one of the busiest and most exciting places in the country during Easter, is to come alive once again as the days draw close.
The Kwesimintsim Police have arrested a 34-year-old man, from Mpohor in the Western Region, for allegedly attempting to murder his 35-year-old wife.
The chairman of the National Media Commission, Ambassador Kabral Blay –Amihere has lauded the increasing use of internet also known as New Social Media in the country especially by the youth and the traditional media (tv,radio,print).
The National Gas Development Taskforce established by President John Evans Atta Mills to review and make appropriate recommendations for the speedy realization of a national gas commercialization infrastructure system, has presented its final
report and recommendations to the President at the Osu Castle.
There was jubilation at the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs in Koforidua when two Paramount Chiefs were finally admitted into the House after years of litigation.
Ahead of the much envisaged competitive general election slated 7th December next year, a youth leader of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Northern region, Mr. Abdul Jalil Bawa has urged supporters of the party to remain focused to help retain the seat after the election.
The gold price has risen above $1,500 an ounce for the first time after concerns about global economic recovery lifted the metal’s appeal as a haven.
A founding member and former National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Harouna Esseku has called for the abolishment of the national policy department.
A combined team of military and police personnel on Wednesday morning April 20, locked down parts of the Tudu market in Accra as part of a move to round up alleged drug peddlers and addicts in and around the Central Business District.
This year’s Easter School for basic and Senior High School (SHS) students across the country, has officially opened at Dodowa in the Greater Accra Region.
The authorities of the Police Hospital in Accra has announced the temporary closure of the hospital’s Out-Patient Department (OPD).
More than 48 disabled persons in the Cape Coast Metropolis are being trained by the Cape Coast Business Advisory Centre (BAC) of the National Board for Small Scale Enterprises, on business management, to build the capacities of participants, to enable them improve upon their businesses.
The fact-finding committee established by the University of Ghana (UG) to investigate the case of molestation of an alleged thief by students of the University at the Mensah-Sarbah Hall, has completed its work.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has submitted to government, a budget of GH¢80 million to fund the 2012 general elections, according to the Daily Graphic.
Dr Beth Offei-Awuku, Physician at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Hospital, said malaria was still the number one killer in the West African sub-region.
Stakeholders in the transport sector the Police in the Central Region have collaborated to combat the spate of road accidents in the Region, particularly during the impending Easter holidays.
The Minister of the Interior has on the advice of the Northern and Upper East Regional Security Councils respectively, and by Executive Instrument, renewed the curfews imposed on the Gushegu Township and Bawku Municipality and their immediate environs with effect from Monday, April 18, 2011.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the Western Region has received 1.35 million long lasting insecticide nets (LLINs) from the UK government and UN Children’s Fund.
A former accountant of the Ghana Education Service (GES), is standing trial in the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Circuit Court for allegedly duping two teachers of GH¢2,100.00 under the pretext of using his influence to get their children employed as pupil teachers by the Service.
A three-day orientation workshop for technical working group expected to roll out the composite budgeting system for all Municipal and Metropolitan and District Assemblies(MMDAs) for the 2012 financial year, has ended in Dodowa.
Worldwide, Christians are remembering the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Authorities at the Achimota Hospital in Accra say the number of recorded cases of the H1N1 influenza, also known as the swine flu has increased.
Private media practioners in the Eastern Region have threatened a media blackout against the Eastern Regional Minister Dr. Kwesi Appiah Kubi if he does not apologies for unleashing unsavory remarks at some of them at a meeting in Koforidua.
Kwedwo Arko, a driver has been ordered by a Magistrate Court at Akim Oda in the Birim Central Municipality to pay GH ¢500 for unlawfully conveying 444 pieces of lumber sawn without authorization.
AMIDST calls by some party executives to stand down and the “choleric” declarations by regional party executives designed to cow her into submission, the former first lady, Nana konadu Agyemang Rawlings, is as resolute as ever in her determination to unseat President Mills in the July 8-10 congress of the ruling National Democratic Congress.
A petroleum institute to be known as ‘Harvard Marine Petroleum Training Institute” would be established in Takoradi in June to train more youth to work in the oil and gas industry.
Hassan Ayariga, an aspiring Presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention, has asked Dr. Edward Nasigri Mahama, the party’s four times flag bearer, to step aside and allow the youth to take up the mantle of leading the party to victory in 2012.
Hassan Ayariga, an aspiring Presidential candidate of the Peopleâ€™s National Convention, has asked Dr. Edward Nasigri Mahama, the partyâ€™s four times flag bearer, to step aside and allow the youth to take up the mantle of leading the party to victory in 2012.
The Force Foundation of the Netherlands, a non-governmental organisation, has presented equipment valued at 19,000 euros to the Resource Centre for students with visual Impairment of the Department of Special Education of University of Education, Winneba.
Madam Adzoa Se Menhyia, owner of the Se Menhyia Herbal Clinic at Kasoa, in the Central Region, who recently claimed that her refusal to cede to sexual demands from the Chief Executive of Food and Drugs Board (FDB) led to the banning of 24 of her herbal concoctions by the FDB, is now distancing herself from the publications made in the Daily Guide and Daily Searchlight newspapers.
The Vice- President, John Dramani Mahama, is billed to storm the Kotoka International Airport in the course of this week to access the extent of security breach caused by the encroachers on the airports lands which pilots have warned could result in planes crashing at the airport due to serious disruptions in communication between them and the Control Tower.
The Ministry of Energy said all agreements entered into on behalf of Ghana, were undertaken devoid of any corruption and in the spirit of honesty and transparency.
The First Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills has stressed that sexual reproductive health rights need to be made a central theme of the national development agenda.
Members of the Assin South District Assembly were given a day’s orientation workshop on how to strategise and access facilities being provided under the “Sustainable Rural Water And Sanitation Project (SRWSP).”
The Otumfuo Charity Foundation received a donation of GH¢3,000.00 in support of its drive to improve the lives of the people.
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has initiated investigations into recent reports in the media that some government officials have refused to undergo customs checks at the country’s entry points.
Mr Richard Yaw Amankwaah, Sunyani Municipal Secretary of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), has advised drivers in the Municipality to be guided by their professional code of ethics as we observe the Easter celebrations to save lives and property.
Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) and The MasterCard Foundation, on Thursday launched a nation-wide programme to provide secondary education, financial literacy and entrepreneurship opportunities to 200,000 youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Raging bushfire has destroyed three rice farms in the Yendi Municipality from January to March this year.
Mrs. Philomena Boakye Appiah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said it was un-Christian for churches to create noise, under the guise of praise and worship during their services.
World Malaria Day -25 April is a day to commemorate global efforts to control malaria.It was instituted by the World Health Assembly at its 60th session in May 2007 - is a day for recognizing the global effort to provide effective control of malaria.
About 600,000 people in the Western, Central, Brong Ahafo, Eastern, Upper East and Western Regions are expected to benefit from the World Bank funded Small-Town Water supply Project in Ghana, before 2015.
Nana Ewusi Mensah, the Western Regional Customer Care Officer of Aqua Vitens Rand Limited, operators of Ghana Water Company, has expressed worry about the upsurge of meter theft which was hampering water delivery in the Region.
The Nkoranza South District Assembly in collaboration with the District Directorate of Education has organised a seven-day orientation workshop to equip 50 community education teaching assistants with relevant knowledge and skills in the discharge of their duties.
A severe rainstorm, on Tuesday caused havoc to properties in some communities of the Nanumba North District, destroying public infrastructure and rendering 500 people homeless.
Mrs. Pauline Abrefi Oppong, Extensive Services Specialist, of the Central Region Office of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) has expressed concern about the interferences of some chiefs and elders in the formation of a Water Sanitation Development Board (WSDB) in their areas.
Mrs Grace Omaboe, alias “Maame Dorkono”, one of the three New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary aspirants for the New Abirem seat, has reiterated the need for love, unity, understanding and tolerance to enhance party cohesion.
The United Cadre Front in Ashanti has appealed to former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to reconsider her decision to contest the upcoming presidential primary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Workers in the Wa Municipality have appealed to the government to adjust their salaries to reflect the new minimum wage.
Madam Veronica Mba, a visually impaired Assembly Member for the Adoborobisi Electoral Area in the Bongo District, has appealed to disabled persons to contest in elections.
The Tamale Teaching Hospital has received a state of the art ambulance from the City of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
The Sixth annual paragliding festival is underway at Kwahu Atibie in the Eastern Region as part of the Easter festival to promote domestic tourism in the country.
The Minister for Water Resources Works and Housing Alban Bagbin says he would welcome any form of investigations into the agreements surrounding the STX Housing project.
Officials of the Ellembelle District Coordinating and Planning Unit have inspected a 23-kilometer road project at Atababo-Santaso-Kwasikrom in the area, awarded by the Assembly.
Madam Philippa Banson, Nkoranza South District Director of Education, has urged Assembly Members to help educate parents on their roles and responsibilities as stakeholders in their children’s education.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama at the weekend announced that government with development partners would embark on a 24.5 million dollar water project to provide water for the people of Kwahu in the Eastern Region.
The Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) have been tasked to periodically review medium term development plans, to enable the assemblies to ascertain the impact of the strategies on the lives of the people.
A civil society organization, has expressed concern about the lack of knowledge on the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), by majority of the people in the three Northern Regions.
Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, says the Mills administration seeks peace and the country’s accelerated development and not revenge of any kind.
Mrs. Diana Aburiya Asuure, a lecturer of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic in the Upper East Region, has filed to contest the (NPP) primaries in the Bongo Constituency.
Former President John Jerry Rawlings has been asked to convince his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, to discard her intention to contest the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primaries in July this year.
The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has urged the Church to use its peaceful relationship with the state to bring development to the people.
A cholera education campaign has been launched at Saltpond with a call on people who litter and defecate anyhow to stop the practice.
All the 98 communities in Gomoa West District now have electricity, Mr Francis Kojo Arthur, Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, has said.
Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, has appealed to members of the party to eschew petty rivalry and rather help the party to retain power in the 2012 polls.
Students of the University of Ghana are reportedly agitated over what they call an attempt by their authorities to impose a compulsory school feeding program on them.
A one day sensitisation workshop on advocacy campaign for increased family planning commodity supplies in Ghana has ended at Ajumako.
The Very Reverend Father Philip Opoku-Nyame, Parish Priest of the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church at Pankrono, Kumasi, has reminded political leaders to accept to play by the rules to make Election 2012 transparent, fair and credible.
Madam Emelia Arthur, Deputy Western Regional Minister, has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to enforce the use of insecticide treated mosquito nets to help reduce malaria.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman East, Mr George Kuntu Blankson, has pledged to donate GH¢5,000 to support a Junior High School project being undertaken by the people of Ekumfi Narkwa.
Ghanaians have been urged to use public holidays to promote the development of their communities to push the “Better Ghana Agenda” of the government of Professor John Evans Atta Mills forward.
Traditional rulers in the Upper West Region have been called upon to partner with the district assemblies to mobilise enough revenue to develop their districts.
Producing Company (IGPC), an international agricultural firm based in Canada, is to invest 20 million dollars to boost the agricultural sector in Ghana.
The Nadowli District Assembly of the Upper West Region is carrying out mass infrastructural development in the educational sector to facilitate teaching and learning.
The second edition of the Ghana Policy fair is underway at the International Conference Centre in Accra.
A week long program to mark this year’s Catholic Education Week has been held at Saint Charles Lwanga Parish at Saboba in the Yendi Diocese.
A man, believed to be about 42 years old, was on Thursday morning found dead at Misiga in the Kuka Forest near Bawku.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is awarding 200 exemplary teachers in 48 deprived districts of the country.
Active campaigning is underway in most of the 230 constituencies the country as the opposition New Patriotic Party is set to conduct it’s parliamentary primaries on Saturday 30th Apri
The people of Nungua in the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipality of Accra, will soon boast of a university and a General hospital of international standard.
The District Chief Executive for Dangme West, Hon. E.O. Lartey has urged the people of the district especially Ahwiam to often use bednets at night to prevent malaria.
The Acting President of the Yilo Krobo Traditional Area, Nene Tetteh Odonkor Tuumeh, has appealed to the government to invest in the Boti Falls to help raise the standard of facilities at the place to international standards.
The second Ghana Policy Fair to showcase policies, projects and activities of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) opened in Accra on Tuesday.
The opposition New Patriotic Party executives in the Gushegu constituency have accused the District Chief Executive, Hon. Fuseini Alhassan of stock piling arms and ammunitions for subsequent distribution to some selected NDC supporters.
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has spelt-out modalities for scrutinising the state of Ghana’s democracy under the Fourth Republican Constitution from April 28 to May 4.
President Mills will this morning arrive in Tamale to begin a four day official duty tour to the Northern Region.
Government is poised to deliver on its promise to provide the citizenry with potable water especially in small and rural communities.
Cocoa production is to be revived in the forested and semi-forested areas of the Ho Municipal area under a scheme initiated by Captain George Nfojoh, Ho-Central Member of Parliament.
Bugudon Company Limited (BCL), a mining company in the Awaham community of the Eastern Region, is set to begin mining operation in the district.
Ghana has achieved compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the global standard for improved transparency in the oil, gas and mining sectors.
The Medical Superintendent of the Kwahu Government Hospital, Dr Isaac Richard Osabutey has appealed to the government and the Ministry of Health for support to rehabilitate the hospital.
A police Constable attached to the Rapid Deployment Force in Kumasi, is in the grips of the law for allegedly having an indecent sex with a toddler.
The Upper West Regional Multi-Sectoral Committee on Child Welfare and Protection has tasked orphanages to keep up-to-date data on children in their care.
President John Evans Atta Mills has paid a surprise visit to the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority office in Tema Port and commended the officials for enhancing revenue collection.
The Bawiesibai Development Association has instituted an incentive package for students and teachers in basic schools in the area to strengthen the bond of relationship between them as well as members of the community.
A deputy minister for finance Mr. Fifi kwetey has given the strongest indication yet that the former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings will receive a sound and humiliating trashing in the upcoming National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primaries to elect a candidate to contest the 2012 general elections on the ticket of the party.
Political pressure group, the Alliance For Accountable Governance (AFAG), says it has uncovered massive corruption and malfeasance at the Forestry Commission (FC) leading to the state being deprived of more than $8 million invested in mass afforestation exercise commission by His Excellency John Evans Atta-Mills on 24th July 2009.
President Mills has finally arrived in Tamale amidst cheers and jubilation from hundreds of sympathizers and supporters who thronged the principal street of the town to welcome him.
This year’s celebration of the Aboakyer Festival of the chiefs and people of the Effutu Traditional Area has run into problems following the decision of the Effutu Traditional Council to call off the festival.
Six out of twelve foreigners including an ex-Nigerian soldier and a policeman, who are alleged to be behind various robberies at filling stations within Accra, Tema and Kasoa areas, have been arrested.
Tragedy struck a household in Obuasi in the Ashanti Region early Tuesday morning when fire consumed an entire building, killing four residents and injuring two others.
President John Evans Atta Mills has vowed to prove his critics wrong at the end of his tenure as he remains focused on his better Ghana agenda.
Thirteen Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Central Region are to benefit from the construction of 200 boreholes, eight small town pipe systems,eight limited mechanized water distribution systems as well as some institutional KVIPs.
Ghana’s Minister of Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, said the country has not recorded any deaths of measles since 2002 and that laboratory investigations had also confirmed a decrease
of the disease from 101 cases in 2009 to 36 in 2010.
Mr Goosie Tano, a politician and petroleum expert has called for clarity in objectives and institutional delivery system in the oil and gas sector to ensure efficiency, effective and speedy development of the sector.
The immediate past District Chief Executive of the Builsa District of the Upper East Region, Mr Thomas Kofi Alonsi has vowed to reclaim the Builsa North seat for the opposition New Patriotic Party if elected to represent the party in the 2012 general elections.
Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, has decried the poor attitude of Ghanaians towards public educational system.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Issahaku Salia has identified inadequate number of sales and payment services points as one of the difficulties faced by customers of the Volta River Authority (VRA) in the Wa Municipality.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Alhaji Hamidu Mahama, the Director General, Human Resource Development, has called on personnel of the Ghana Police Service to discharge their duties effectively to build a good image for the service.
The residents of Assakai, a suburb of Takoradi, were gripped with fear when a strange metal-like substance from the sky fell in the town.
Tragedy struck Agona Nkwanta, in the Ahanta West District, on Easter Monday, when a farmer, Matthew Kwofie was trapped by a blazing fire, burning him beyond recognition.
Mrs Comfort Nimako, Eastern Regional President of the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), has urged women to impress upon their husbands to guard against inflammatory speech in the media.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Techiman, Hon. Alex Kofi Kyeremeh has appealed to heads of departments and agencies in the municipality to desist from absenting themselves from quarterly meetings scheduled by the Assembly or face sanctions.
The National Media Commission (NMC) would on Friday May 6, 2011 inaugurate a new Board of Directors for the Ghana News Agency, a State-Owned Media, a statement from the Commission has said
The Member of Parliament for Wa Central Constituency, Alhaji Abdul- Rashid Pelpuo has advised Muslim youth to use their places of worship as centres for the acquisition of knowledge and not for breeding ignorance and violence.
The Central regional branch of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has warned the president not to use the Famous “Adzi Wo Fia Oye” slogan which he used as his campaign message to woe voters in the regions to his party’s favor as the campaigning period for the 2012 general elections closes in.
Government is instituting the necessary legal framework to make colleges of education operate as tertiary institutions.
As part of his effort to bring development to his electoral area and make life a bit bearable for his people the assembly member of the Nsusooso electoral area in the Agona East District of the Central Region Hon. Yaw Nyarko has pledged to move to every nook and cranny within his jurisdiction to access their developmental problems at first hand in other to find the appropriate antidote to them.
Mr Ato Ahwoi has indicated that what will actually develop the country from the oil find is the gas component and not the actual crude.
Information reaching the Daily Guide newspaper from Sankore in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region indicates that a man believed to be in his 40s has shot himself.
A Deputy Minister of Information Baba Jamal has reiterated government’s commitment to embark on policies that will directly mitigate the financial burden of the masses in order to justify the social democratic credentials of the Mills administration.
The District Chief Executive of Agona East, Hon. Martin Luther Obeng has assured the people in the area, especially residents of Mensakrom, that the persistent power cuts would soon end.
President John Evans Atta Mills has renewed the commitment of the government to pursue and apprehend the murderers of the Overlord of Dagbon, Ya Na Yakubu Andani II, and his elders and bring them to book.
Minister of Trade and Industry, Miss Hanna Tetteh has blamed the lack of consistency by successive governments in pursuing industrialization policies for the current state of the sector in the country.
Participants at a workshop that sought to define the different roles of stakeholders in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) have underlined the need for a clear focus in the management of forest resources.
Mr Daniel Duku, the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Venture Trust Fund, announced that his outfit would this year support about 3,000 farmers to cultivate soya beans and yellow corn in selected regions in the country.
Ghana’s Minister of Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, said the country has not recorded any deaths of measles since 2002 and that laboratory investigations had also confirmed a decrease of the disease from 101 cases in 2009 to 36 in 2010.
President John Atta Mills has launched a 120-million US dollar Northern Region Rural Electrification Project at Kpakorili in the Yendi Municipality.
In a move to make good their promise of keeping their environment clean, residents of the Upper East Region are today embarking on a massive cleanup exercise within the metropolis to rid the city and its environs of filth.
Five royal families in the Nangodi constituency that had a recent chieftaincy contest in Nalerigu, have condemned in no uncertain terms, allegations made by the Azure Family of Nangodi questioning the credibility of the newly enskinned chief, Joseph Asaga from the Zuutbiih gate.
Mr Peter K. Lumor, National Chairman of the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU), has reminded workers of the changing face of work and urged them to be abreast with time if they want to remain in employment.
A sod-cutting has been performed for work to begin on a GH¢350-million modern palace for the Paramount Chief of the Anomabo Traditional Area in the Mfantseman Municipality.
MTN Ghana Foundation has donated an Incubator worth GH¢11,000 to the authorities of the Atibie Government Hospital to support the sustenance of preterm babies born.
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) must enact laws to protect children from neglect by their fathers, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) official has suggested.
Thirteen Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Central Region are to benefit from the construction of 200 boreholes, eight small town pipe systems, eight limited mechanized water distribution systems as well as some institutioz`nal KVIPs.
The Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuyana Abdulai Yakubu Andani, has expressed confidence in the efforts of the President, Professor John Atta Mills to finding justice to the people of the Dagbon Kingdom.
The Western Regional Chairman of the Peace Advisory Council, Mr Kwaku Aggrey, has called on political parties in the country to revolve their manifestoes around the directive principles of state policy, ascribed in the 1992 Constitution.
Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, Gomoa West District Chief Executive (DCE), has suggested to the Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to make heads of departments, secretaries to sub-committees of the assemblies.
Chiefs in the various communities of the Agona East District are up in arms against the District Chief Executive (DCE) Mr. Martin Luther Obeng over what they described as unfair and bias treatment meted out to some them with regards to the distribution of social amenities and developmental projects to their respective communities.
Ghana is almost certain to attain the Millennium Development Goals and halving poverty by 2015 the Acting British High Commissioner, Mr Mathew Johnson has said.
The First Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills has called on women across the globe to make their voices heard by allowing peace and democracy to prevail.
Mr Theophilus Adu-Mensah, the District Chief Executive for Gomoa West, has called on politicians and traditional rulers to desist from using the youth to cause commotion and violence in the society.
The Upper West Region, which is noted for peace and unity is gradually heading towards war as two communities, Nimoru and Fielimoa are preparing to take up arms over a disputed land.
A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Sulemana Gado, has appealed to the Council of Elders to do everything to calm the growing uneasiness and mend cracks in the party ahead of its upcoming National Delegates’ Conference.
Mr Tony BouDib, Managing Director of Akuafo Adamfo Marketing Company Limited, a subsidiary of Finatrade Group of Companies has promised to foster relations with cocoa farmers to create more jobs.
The number of malaria infections recorded among UK residents has increased by nearly 30% over the past two years.
The Tema District Council of Labour (TDCL) has called for the shut down of the Western Steel Company, situated at the heavy industrial area, following the recent gas explosion there.
The 2012 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has dismissed as needless, the uproar surrounding Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings’ intended bid to contest President John Evans Atta Mills in the upcoming Congress of the ruling National Democratic Congress(NDC).
The National Chairman of the Opposition NPP. Jake Otanka Lamptey has warned that any aspirant who decides to go independent after Saturday’s parliamentary primaries will be expelled from the party.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has extended its warmest felicitations to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on the occasion of its Parliamentary primaries scheduled for Saturday, April 30.
Caterers operating under the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), have been cautioned against the use of pupils to dish out food to their mates.
Government has approved $400 million to the Ghana Grid Company and Electricity Company of Ghana to expand their infrastructure and rehabilitate existing ones, Vice President John Dramani Mahama has said.
The customer population of the Techiman office of Volta River Authority (VRA), has increased to 80,000, as at March this year, representing about 25 percent of the total customer population of the Northern Electricity Department.
Construction work on the Bole-Sawla-Fufulsu highway, will begin in June this year to speed up socio-economic activities, President John Evans Atta Mills pledged and said all preparations had been finalized.
Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) Presidential Candidate for Election 2008, has said the country’s youth needed jobs to appreciate the meaningand the thinking behind May Day.
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), has over the last six years invested over 67 million Canadian dollars in a number of interventions aimed at enhancing decentralization, food security and the environment in the three Northern Regions of the country.