The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis, Captain Retired Anthony Cudjoe, has blamed the area’s persistent flooding on the continuous erection of kiosks at unauthorized places.
The Jirapa District Assembly has released an amount of GHs 1,000 to support Jirapa Tertiary Students Union to organize extra classes in various subjects with the view of complementing the efforts of the lecturers in a bid to impact knowledge.
Mr John Kwao Sackey, Ga East Municipal Chief Executive in the Greater Accra Region has expressed satisfaction about the conduct of the people in the biometric voters registration exercise.
About 50 motorbikes have been distributed to assembly members of the Sunyani Municipal Assembly to help them undertake their duties as legislators for the assembly.
Consuming fungus infested foods is a recipe for infertility, Mr Roderick Daddey-Adjei Volta and Eastern Zonal Officer of the Food and Drugs Board has warned.
The Revenue Protection Information Bureau (RPIB) at the weekend called for a probe into the alleged death threat on the life of the Deputy Commissioner of the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
Soldiers at a peacekeeping duty code named “Operation Gongo” in the Krachi West District in the Volta Region now have a proper accommodation to lay their heads to carry out their activities.
The District Chief Executive for the Kwahu East District Assembly, Samuel Asamoah has asserted that the district has recorded improvement in its economy.
The District Chief Executive for Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese, William Ata Mends has said that in effort to record 100 percent pass in the forth coming Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) his outfit has injected about GHs 5,000 to help organize of mock exams for candidates.
An amount of GHS30, 000.31 has been expended by the Bongo District Assembly to construct classroom blocks for Balungu and Kadare communities in the district.
Two semi-detached bungalows have been completed for health workers at the Krachi Government Hospital.
A new health centre which promises to offer prompt and quality health care delivery is nearing completion at Aplaku, a deprived community in the Ga South Municipality.
Plans are far advanced for the construction of new Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds for two communities in the Agona East District of the Central Region.
Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL), paid a total of 241 million cedis as tax to Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in 2011, Mr. Agbeko Azumah, Communications Manager of Newmont Ahafo Mine, disclosed at the weekend.
The Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP) has partnered the Krachi East District Assembly to improve on its social infrastructure to bring relief to the life of the citizens.
The Talensi -Nabdam District Assembly has taken delivery of some assorted theatre equipment meant to improve quality health delivery at the Tongo health centre in the district.
Contracts have been awarded for three new projects in the South Tongu District in the Volta region which completion are expected to bring relieve to beneficiaries.
In line with the “Better Ghana” agenda in the Sawla-Tuna Kalba District in the Northern Region, school children at the Sawla Girls’ Model Junior High School (JHS) have been supported with adequate structures to promote quality education.
Enchi College of Education (Enchico), sited in the Capital town of the Aowin Suamin District in the Western Region has chalked a lot of laurels both in academic and sporting activities during the last academic year.
In Abetifi and surrounding communities in the Kwahu East District, the government together with the Assembly has pushed heavy investment to address some key challenges which the educational sector is inundated with in the area.
The Mampong Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region has agreed on an amount of GHs90, 000.00 for the procurement of a decent accommodation facility to host staff of the assembly.
About 150 disabled who reside in the Atebubu-Amantin District in the Brong Ahafo Region have received an amount of GHs 38,550.00 for face-lifting of their lives and that of their dependants.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese in the Central Region, William Ata Mends has disclosed his outfit’s intention to offer free scholarship training for two midwife personnel in the area.
This year’s West Africa Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) began throughout the country Monday, with 174,385 students sitting the examination.
Rice production continues to make inroads in the South Tongu District in the Volta Region and gradually becoming one of the largest production areas in the country.
The Ketu South District Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) is to take delivery of five outboard motors from the Regional Directorate for distribution to some fishermen to help improve their operations.
The Sawla-Tuna Kalba District Assembly is earnestly undertaking infrastructure projects to eliminate all schools under trees in the district.
The District Chief Executive for the Wa East District Assembly in the Upper West Region, Ameen Salifu has hailed the Atta Mills led government for the significant gains made in the educational sector in the district.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly(AMA) has confirmed 11 deaths from cholera in two weeks and called for strict adherence to basic hygiene practices to curb the spread of the disease in the Metropolis.
Some farmers affected by the on-going construction of the Bui Hydroelectric dam in Tain District of Brong-Ahafo Region have threatened legal action against Bui Power Authority (BPA) over the delay of payment of compensation due to them.
In a bid to improve students’ accommodation conditions, the Aowin Suaman District Assembly in the Western Region is constructing a modern standard girls’ dormitory block for the Enchi College of Education (Enchico).
Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, has appealed to traditional authorities and opinion leaders to provide the necessary facilities to ensure the smooth take off of the 41 newly created assemblies.
Mad Cynthia Anima Boadu, Tano South District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education, has inaugurated the District Inter-Party Dialogue Committee and appealed to members to bury their political differences and help to make the biometric registration exercise successful.
The Atebubu-Amantin District is to benefit from the programs of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).
Six out of the seven districts in the Ashanti Region, selected for the Partnership for Accountable Governance in Education (PAGE) project, are to receive a total GH¢40,006.98 from the United States International Development Agency (USAID).
Twifo-Praso Senior High School in the Twifo Heman Lower Denkyira (THLD) District will very soon enjoy the comfort of sleeping in a new Dormitory block as works is progressing steadily on the said facility for them.
Fisher folks of the Chorkor London Beach Community (LBC) have been given some fishing equipment worth GHs6, 000, as part of efforts by the government to improve the agricultural sector in the country.
In an effort to address the abysmal performance of students in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District Assembly has evolved measures to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) and Societe Generale on Wednesday signed two loan agreements, totalling 82.2 million Euros for financing developments in the energy sector.
Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Deputy Minister of Energy, on Wednesday said Government had a vision for an energy system that would secure reliable supply of energy for all sectors of the economy.
The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) on Wednesday expressed worry over illegal structures in the metropolis.
Expansion work on the Brewenyiase market in the Nkwanta South District in the Volta Region has been completed.
In the bid to halt the shift system in basic schools in the Ga East Municipality, five basic schools are being provided with 3-storey 18-unit classroom blocks which is hoped to accommodate all the students at a session.
The District Chief Executive for the Kwahu East District Assembly, Samuel Asamoah has pledged the commitment of the Assembly in connecting more communities to the national grid by the end of the year.
A 19-member Inter-Party Dialogue Committee (IPAC) for the Akyemmansa District was inaugurated at Akyem Ofoase in the Eastern Region yesterday.
The Assemblyman for Apenkwa Electoral Area near Achimota in the Accra Metropolis, Ebenezer Chaney Tetteh Totimeh has called for the relocation of auto mechanics shop situated just behind the premises of the junior high school block of the Apenkwa Cluster of Schools.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on Tuesday handed over landfill equipment and vehicles valued at GHC408, 000 to the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), under the Second Urban Environmental Sanitation Project (UESP 2).
The Gomoa East District Assembly in the Central Region has taken delivery of about forty brand new motorbikes to assist the works of assembly members within their respective electoral areas.
The President of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills has condemned the pockets of violence that has characterized the ongoing biometric registration at some centres.
The government has presented motorbikes to 53 out of the 57 members of the Tano South District Assembly and the remaining for members would be seved soon.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly is actively pursuing school projects to promote quality education in all communities of the municipality.
The Lawra District Assembly in collaboration with the Ghana Social Opportunity Project (GSOP) has handed over new Community based health Planning and Services (CHPS) centre to Kunyukuo a community in the district.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, on Wednesday inaugurated 47 vehicles worth more than 8.5 million dollars, with a call on Ghanaians to step up tree-planting projects to mitigate disasters.
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The government has paid a total amount of GHc1,225,630 to farmers directly affected by the construction of the 400 megawatts Bui hydroelectric Dam at Bui in Tain District of Brong-Ahafo Region.
Pharmacists across the country have suspended their strike action on humanitarian grounds.
Preparations are far advanced to establish citrus plantation at Banso in the Atiwa District the District Chief Executive, Mr. Emmanuel Atta Twum has disclosed.
As part of the “Better Ghana” agenda which promises to improve the wellbeing of Ghanaians in the country, about 77 communities in the Techiman Municipality have been provided with mechanized boreholes to help mitigate water problems in the area.
Mr Victor Smith, Eastern Regional Minister, on Thursday presented relief items estimated at GH¢ 7,000 to two Senior High Schools (SHS) in the area.
The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) has joined forces with the Talensi-Nabdam District Assembly to provide two 6-unit classroom blocks to two communities in the district.
About 46 motor bikes have been procured for distribution to assembly members who makeup the law makers for the Prestea Huni-Valley District in the Western Region.
A Rural Technology Facility (RTF) is to be established in Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality to help in the training of the youth to acquire technological skills in various fields.
The third in the series of National Policy Fairs, meant to create a platform for dialogue between policy makers, implementers and the public was launched today in Accra.
The West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP-Ghana) has called on the National and Regional House of Chiefs to help curb the increasing chieftaincy related violent cases in some parts of the country.
Police personnel within the Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese District in the Central Region will very soon take delivery of a new police patrol jeep.
The United Nation’s Joint Programme on Human Security (UNJHS) has nurtured an innovative idea of promoting, marketing and rebranding the Northern smock for the local and the international markets so as to increase income for weavers and create jobs for the youth.
In a bid to improve transportation conditions in the area, the Twifo Heman Lower Denkyira District Assembly in the Central Region has geared-up efforts to repair bad roads within the district.
34 motorbikes have been distributed to assembly members of the Nkoranza North District in the Brong Ahafo Region to ensure their mobility across their respective areas.
The National Health Insurance Scheme in the Techiman Municipality has registered more than the required number of applicants it had intended to insure since last year to date.
Nana Mbia I, Mponuahene of Kyebi Apapamu in the Akim Abuakwa Traditional Area, has called on municipal and district chief executives to avoid involving themselves in chieftaincy matters.
As part of measures to improve teaching and learning, especially in deprived communities, the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly is to
provide 6 communities with modern school blocks.
The Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese District Assembly in the Central Region has taken delivery of a new fire tender to help improve activities of fire service personnel in the area.
The District Chief Executive for Gomoa East District in the Central Region, Isaac K. Ahunu Armah has urged all eligible voters to ensure that their names appear in the biometric registration.
The District Chief Executive for the Kwahu East District Assembly, Samuel Asamoah has announced the Assembly’s readiness to rehabilitate 5 lots of road projects in the district.
Ms Ophelia Koomson, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive, has said the government would invest a greater chunk of the nation’s resources in human resource development because of the important role education plays in national development.
In the bid to promote human resource development for nation building, the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly is leaving no stone unturned to boost quality education in the municipality.
Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah , Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has said government has released GH¢ 50,000 to facilitate the construction of a new Clinic and water project at Atiavi in the Volta Region.
A three-week ultimatum has been given to the Ghana Police Service to smoke out the killers of Nii Kwame Bibinii II, a disputed chief of Ogblogo near Weija in the Greater Accra Region.
Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbome Fia of Asogli and President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, has stressed the need for all stakeholders to ensure that the December Elections are peaceful, fair and transparent.
An eye care and treatment exercise for cured lepers living in a community near the Ho Polyclinic, formerly a leprosarium, is underway.
The National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons has noted with grave concern the recent incidence of gun violence reported in the media.
The Fanteakwa District Assembly exceeded its revenue target by three percent in 2011 when it managed to mobilize GHs411, 297.55 out of a targeted GHs400, 700.
The Nkoranza North District in the Brong Ahafo Region can now boast of being one of the districts in the country which has enough safe and accessible water facilities for its inhabitants.
Togbe Anatsi V, chief of Torve, in the Akatsi District, in the Volta Region, has advised the people to register massively in the on-going biometric voters’ registration, to enable them to vote in Election 2012.
The District Chief Executive for the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region, Johnson Ahiakpor has donated GHs300 towards the construction of a theatre at the Salvation Army Health Centre in the Anum Traditional Area.
Government is spending 84 million Ghana Cedis under the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) to alleviate poverty, especially among the youth, Dr Kwabena Duffour, Minister for Finance, has disclosed.
The Assemblyman for Pramposo Electoral Area in Kintampo South District, Yelnona R. Venwullu has expressed satisfaction on progress made by the assembly in terms of initiating development projects in the area.
A six-unit classroom block has been completed at Brohani, an electoral area in the Tain district in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Plans are underway to build a 6 unit classroom block facility for school children in at least two communities in the Talensi-Nabdam district in the Upper East Region.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday announced that government would spend a total of 250 million dollars to establish 200 community senior high schools (SHS) within the next four years.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has urged the government to increase coverage of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) from an estimated one million children as of September 2011 to two million school children by September 2012.
The chiefs and people of Tegbi in the Keta Municipality have held a well-attended fund raising durbar on Saturday as part of the Easter festivities in aid of a community Information Communications and Technology (ICT) centre.
It is the wish of every district to meet the needs and aspirations of its people and the Atiwa District Assembly is doing just that, the District Chief Executive Mr. Emmanuel Atta Twum has said.
Traditional Authorities in the catchment areas of the Volta River Authority (VRA) in the Asuogyaman Lower Manya Districts and some parts of the Volta Region have appealed to the Authority to shift away from the construction of KVIPS to a more advanced toilet facility and some other needs of the communities as part of its Community Development Programme.
The District Chief Executive for the Kwahu East District Assembly, Samuel Asamoah has expressed happiness with the smooth and peaceful process of the ongoing biometric registration exercise in the district.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday, launched a survey to assess Ghana’s Mental Health System using a method developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), known as the Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (AIMS).
The Kassena Nankana East District Assembly is seriously undertaking the drilling of some 10 boreholes in certain communities of the district to support efforts in providing easy accessibility to potable water district wide.
Persons with disability in the Chereponi District are being offered a glimmer of hope in their wellbeing, as the Assembly is faithfully delivering their share of the ‘national cake’ to them to ease their plight.
President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated Jerry Akwei Thompson, as Ga South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).
Vice President John Dramani Mahama yesterday announced that government would spend a total of $250 million to establish 200 community Senior High Schools (SHS) within the next four years.
The Mangoase Senior High in the Akuapem North District of the Eastern Region, has benefited from infrastructural projects financed by the GETFFund.
The Nkoranza North District has directed most of its resources to see to it that the educational sector in the district is improved to an appreciable level.
About 315 students in the Abuenu Primary School in the Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese District of the Central Region are expected to benefit from the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).
The Katua Forest Reserve in the Wa East District is being destroyed as a result of activities by invading Fulani Herdsmen and their cattle.
Government has been called upon to make social work an integral part of the education system in an effort to improve upon students’ academic performances.
The Lawra District Assembly is stepping up efforts to promote quality health delivery, so as to meet the health challenges of inhabitants of the area.
Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor said on Wednesday that government would maintain fiscal discipline by keeping its expenditure within budget targets to avoid eroding the macro-economic gains chalked so far.
The Bongo District Assembly is giving room for the participation of local people in governance, as the Assembly has recently spent substantive resources in rehabilitating the Namoo and Gowrie Area Council buildings respectively.
The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), has launched “Eco-finder,” Information and Communication Technology (ICT) device, to improve fishing activities, in Accra.
Works are steadily progressing on a 6-unit classroom block at Baakondi within the Twifo/Heman/Lower/ Denkyira (THLD) District in the Central Region to enhance teaching and learning in the area.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has threatened action against advertising companies, organizations and individuals, who have erected billboards and sign boards in the metropolis without its authorization.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam (AEE) District, Peter Light Koomson has attributed the smooth ongoing biometric registration exercise on residents’ exhibition of good behaviour towards registration officials in the area.
The Ministry for Water Resources, Works and Housing has set up a Housing Project Management Committee to review criteria of investors and their proposals for Housing in the country.
The Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA), has organized a sensitization workshop on the new Polluter Pay Principle (PPP), in Accra on Wednesday.
The Member of Parliament for Asante Akyim South Constituency, Hon. Ohene-Konadu Gifty has blamed mothers for being the major cause of the increasing number of children on the streets of Ghana.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly has this year been making frantic efforts to ensure that almost all basic schools sited in the municipality get enough classroom blocks to conduct efficient teaching and learning.
Assembly members and government appointees in the Kwahu East District Assembly have taken their turn to benefit from the government’s provision of motor bikes to support local government and the decentralization system in the country.
Zoomlion Ghana Limited has presented 18 new waste management trucks as additional logistical support to assemblies in the Volta Region.
For the purpose of improving education and enhancing academic activities, a new resource and library centre is nearing completion at Antoakrom, a community in the Amasie West District in the Ashanti Region.
President John Evans Atta Mills has condemned pockets of violence registered in some registration centres across the country and asked Ghanaians not to toil with the relative peace in the country.
The Asuogyaman District Assembly is the latest to receive motorbikes from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development for distribution to assembly members.
President John Evans Atta Mills, would inaugurate the 46 newly created district and municipal assemblies on June 19, 2012, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has announced.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has registered some farmers in the Bolgatanga Municipality to support them undertake large scale rice production.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has commissioned a five-member Fact Finding Committee to conduct technical and operational investigations into the causes of the three total system collapse in the past four months.
Ghana and Togo yesterday signed a joint application agreement to kick start the implementation of the Sogakope-Lome Trans-Boundary Water Supply project which dates back to the 1970s.
President John Evans Atta Mills has assured the people at Aflao that he is on course to redeeming promises made to the people and Volta Region.
The Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing has said no government funds were paid to STX (E&C) Ghana Limited for the construction of the 30,000 housing units.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Mfantseman, Henry Kweku Hayfron has said that Ghana is currently noted to be among the first three African countries where cyber fraud is common.
About 200 houses including other assorted items have been destroyed by a heavy downpour in Wassa Akropong in the Wassa Amenfi East of the Western Region rendering over 500 residents homeless.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly is doubling up efforts to complete the construction of a 3-unit classroom block at Dazongo in the Bolgatanga municipality.
The Abura /Asebu /Kwamankese District Assembly in the central region has given the dilapidated Moree market a befitting facelift as part of its efforts to improve economic-activities in the area.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti Region, Samuel Asiamah, has called on assembly members to use means to generate revenue in order to ensure development in the area.
The Ministry of Local Government and rural development will no longer settle waste collection debts of Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), the Chief Director of the Ministry, Nana Oduro Kwartenh, has said.
The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the city of Bonn, Germany, to consolidate a sister-city partnership between them.
This years ban on drumming and noise making to mark the Homowo festival celebrated by the Ga Traditional Area in the Greater Accra Region will begin on Monday May 7.
About 376,859 pupils including hearing and the visually impaired from 11,164 public and private junior high in the country are expected to take part in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) beginning today Monday, April 16, 2012.
The department of food and Agriculture in collaboration with the West African agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) has established improved cassava demonstration farm at Tumfa.
The Labour Rights Institute(LRI) has cautioned the Government against “the attempt to deny workers of the Parliamentary Service Board, the right to form a trade union by its decision to amend the Labor Act, and remove them from the scope of application of the Act.”
The Kassena Nankana East District Assembly is undertaking the cladding of some basic school pavilions in at least three communities in the district.
The Sissala West District Assembly has initiated efforts to provide teachers at Tiiwi with a decent accommodation to promote their wellbeing in the area.
Efforts to provide adequate infrastructure across sectors of the economy in the various districts is gaining ground in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region as works on a number of projects progress steadily.
In order to improve the drainage system in the area to avoid any destruction that comes with the torrential rains in the wet seasons, the Wa Municipal Assembly has committed resources to construct more drains in the municipality.
Youngstars Foundation Ghana, a non-governmental organisation, has embarked on an outreach to encourage the youth and young eligible voters to participate in the on-going biometric voter registration exercise.
The District Chief Executive for the Kwahu East District Assembly, Samuel Asamoah has intimated that as part of the Action Plan designed for implementation in the educational sector, the area will receive massive infrastructure projects to fulfill the “Better Ghana” agenda this year.
Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei, the Energy Minister, has cut the sod for work to begin on the construction of a GH¢330,000 modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) resource centre at Kuntanase, capital of the Bosomtwe District.
The rural electrification project initiated by government has helped more communities in the Lawra District to be hooked onto the electricity national grid.
The Government of Ghana has secured US$ 1 billion of the much-talked about US$ 3 billion China Development Bank (CDB) loan at a signing ceremony in China today.
As part of measures to inspire candidates of this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE), the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Gomoa West District in the Central Region, Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah has paid a visit to some examination centers in the area.
The Kpando District Chief Executive, Francis Ganyaglo has called on the Ghana Navy to upgrade the Kpando Torkor Naval task force base.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asikuma/Odoben/Brakwa, Georgina Nkrumah Aboah, has cautioned residents against the practice of multiple registrations in the on-going biometric registration exercise.
School Children in the Salibga Primary school will soon get additional structure to improve teaching and learning, as the Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFUND) is expediting moves to complete the construction of a 6-unit classroom block for the school.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Komenda/Edina/Eguafo/Abirem Municipal Assembly in the Central Region, Isaac Kweku Sam has urged all residents in the municipality to work together in order to ensure smooth bio-metric registration exercise.
The Ashanti Regional Office of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has destroyed a large consignment of unwholesome fish seized from the “Adom Mbroso” Cold Store at Asafo in Kumasi.
Students of Aburaman Senior High School (SHS) in the Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese District in the Central Region are set to benefit from a 21-unit classroom block to enhance teaching and learning.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the World Bank yesterday disclosed plans to deal with challenges in Ghana and Nigeria trade relations and also outdoor measures to strengthen ECOWAS.
A newly constructed market at Amasaman, the capital of the Ga West Municipality has helped to improve the economic lives of about 230 traders in the area.
The District Chief Executive for the Jaman North District Assembly, Alhajia Amina Amadu has expressed confidence in the candidates that are sitting for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the area.
Mr Henry Ford Kamel, Volta Regional Minister yesterday expressed misgivings about the inability of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to make provisions for hospitalized BECE candidates to write their exams at the hospital.
The MP for Mfantseman East, George Kuntu–Blankson has presented a cheque for GH¢48.000.00 to the elders and people of Ekumfi Obidan, a farming community in the Central Region to support the construction of a teachers’ bungalow being undertaken by the community.
The Keta Municipal Assembly recently commissioned three vehicles including a grader and two brand new Hilux pick-ups it procured to help improve its performance.
A sod-cutting ceremony has been held at Jema in the Kintampo South district to initiate a small town water project in at least three communities of the district.
The Sissala West District Assembly is taking steps to get rid of congestion in classrooms, as a 6 unit classroom block facility has been completed at Nyivil in the Tiiwi electoral area.
Work is steadily progressing on a new 4-unit teachers quarters block in K9, a community in the Mpohor Wassa East District to improve teachers’ accommodation conditions in the area.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), would discharge its duties effectively without fear or favour in order to bolster development of the metropolis.
A total of 2,362 candidates from 59 schools have been registered in the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality for the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
A four-day advocacy workshop organised by the Seed Producers Association of Ghana (SEEDPAG) for the development of a legislative instrument and policy guideline on the Seed Law opened at Nsawam on Monday.
The mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Alfred Okoe Vanderpuiye has bemoaned the bad environmental conditions under which some venders in the country expose their food to during its preparation and selling.
About 12,000 farmers in the Northern sector of the country are to benefit from a 104 million dollar agriculture initiative by the Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) aimed at reducing poverty.
Mrs Elizabeth Amoah Tetteh, Deputy Minister of Education, has said that despite her defeat at the NDC primaries, she will continue to support the party to win in the coming elections.
Mr. Goosie Tanoh, an Energy Consultant, on Tuesday called for the decentralisation of operations of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to enable the assemblies to distribute power on its behalf.
The Keta Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the Human Security Department of the National Security Council has brought hope to a number of communities as access routs in flood prone areas are being improved to alleviate the plight of the communities by making their roads motorable during the raining season.
The Executive Committee of the Kwahu East District Assembly is proposing for consideration of the Assembly to extend electricity to all schools so as to promote effective teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the area.
The Government has procured new 40HP branded outboard motors to be distributed to fish farmers in the country at a subsidized price.
Work will soon start on a small town water project in at least three communities located in the Kassena Nankana East district in the Upper East Region.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Gomoa West in the Central Region, Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah has appealed to stakeholders in the area to help ensure peace and stability in the on-going bio-metric registration exercise.
The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) would on Wednesday April 25, inaugurate a Presidential Debate Committee to organise and host three Presidential Debates for Presidential Candidates of Election 2012.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has called for concerted global efforts to eradicate the seven most neglected tropical diseases, which afflict about one in six people worldwide including 500 million children.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) have been asked to cease with immediate effect, the practice of unannounced demolitions and forced evictions in the Greater Accra Region and other parts of the country.
District Chief Executive for Asuogyaman in the Eastern Region, Johnson Ahiakpor has cautioned motorists plying the Asikuma-Anum-Boso to exercise restrained on the road to avoid needless accidents resulting in lost of lives.
Students of Klo-Begoro Primary school in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region have been presented with free school uniforms.
The Nsawam Circuit Court on Wednesday sentenced Solomon Anyaa, a 39-year-old unemployed man to a fine of GH¢1,200 for double registration in the ongoing biometric voter registration exercise.
The World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Programme (WBSP) on Tuesday said Ghana’s economy loses 90 million dollars annually (GHC420 million), which is 1.6 per cent of GDP due to poor sanitation.
The Municipal Planning Officer of the Adentan Municipal Assembly (AdMA), Ms Lilian Baeke has predicted that the population of the area is likely to hit 92,831 calculating it with the national population growth rate of 2.6 percent per annum.
The Lawra District Assembly has already sealed moves to incorporate at least four communities onto the Self Help Electrification Programme (SHEP) to receive light in their areas.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly, Edward Ayiriba Ayagle has noted that candidates sitting for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) have the avenue to prove better results than the previous ones.
Works are progressing steadily on 2 new dormitory blocks at Abakranpa Senior High School (SHS) in the Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese District in the Central Region to improve accommodation conditions.
Assembly Members in the Akuapim North District in the Eastern Region have been advised to take advantage of the motorbikes they have been given to improve on their performance to help the assembly to develop.
The Kintampo South District Assembly is seriously promoting ways to advance quality education at all levels which will practically assist in boosting the development of the district.
Mr. Mike Hammah, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Wednesday said the government had began a process of reviewing all compulsorily acquired lands by the state with the view to revising the executive instruments covering those lands which are not needed by the state.
Ghana is committed to re-invent herself to give a boost to her commitment towards the Commonwealth and make it relevant to the contemporary needs of the citizenry.
In a bid to scale down the unemployment rate in the country, Government through the Local Enterprise and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) is expected to create about 30,000 businesses in the country.
Consultants at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital have resumed work.
The UK government has pledged an amount of €105 million to assist Ghana attain universal basic education in 2015 which is core of the Millennium Development Goal, MDG II.
Some school structures are currently under construction in the Bongo District to help give facelift to education in the area.
Two schools in the Upper Manya Krobo District in the Eastern Region have been handed new classroom blocks.
Government workers including Civil and Public Servants who receive their salaries through the Controller and Accountant General have for the past four months not received their pay slips
The culvert bridge over Pokuase and Kwabenya road in the Ga East Municipality which was destroyed by heavy rain last year has been finally completed with commuters comfortably enjoying a smooth cruise on it.
The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has financed a small town water system project for residents of Kofiase, a suburb of the Asante-Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region.
The District Chief Executive for Sissala East District Assembly Sulemana Alijata Gbentie has announced her preparedness to award first 25 candidates that will excel in the on-going Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the district.
Over one hundred beneficiaries under the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) in the Akuapim North District in the Eastern Region would be presented with start up kits today.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday expressed government’s desire to foster bilateral relations with South Africa in the generation and distribution of both renewable and non-renewable energy in the coming years.
The Executive Committee of the Kwahu East District Assembly is calling for the establishment of Watch Dog committees in the various areas to augment the efforts of the District Security Committee (DISEC) in stemming criminal activities in the district.
The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly in the Central Region has taken delivery of about 64 brand new motorbikes to facilitate the work of assembly members in the metropolis.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Friday announced that government would give meaning to the ambulance decentralisation programme by procuring a minimum of 600 ambulance vehicles in the next two years.
Tullow Oil Ghana has extended its helping hands to the Sekondi College (SEKCO) in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis by presenting a cheque of GHs 10,000 for the renovation of the school’s science Labouratory.
The Jaman North District Chief Executive, Hajia Amina Amadu has expressed confidence that this years Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results will bring a lot of glory to the district since signals picked from pupils in the examination centres in the area had proved positive.
The unfortunate spectacles of pupils improvising cement blocks as tables or chairs, their laps as tables in schools due to lack of proper furniture would soon be a thing of the past as the assembly prepares to distribute 4000 dual desks to public basic schools in the Upper Manya Krobo District in the Eastern.
The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has provided 124 communities across the country with potable water to enhance their livelihood.
The District Chief Executive for the Kassena Nankana East District Assembly, Emmanuel Andema has stated that the Assembly is still committing attention to rehabilitate some roads in the area.
After several years of studying under a dilapidated makeshift structure, students in Saaman community within the Assin South District of the Central Region are set to benefit from a 6- unit classroom block.
The Gomoa West District Assembly in the Central Region exceeded its 2011 internally generated fund to about GHs 155.196.12 as against the estimated 149.359.00.
The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) is calling on the government and and all stakeholders including the National Media Commission to start a dialogue as soon as practicable to build consensus quickly on the passage of a broadcasting law.
A GH¢200,000.00 state-of-the-art pharmacy block built for the Juaben Government Hospital has been inaugurated at a ceremony.
A Business Advisory Centre is to be set up under the auspices of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council to promote the economic development of the region.
A committee of inquiry has been set up to look into allegations leveled against the Bolgatanga Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr Alhassan Abubakar and other officials of the Assembly.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has said that Government would spend 250 million dollars on the recapitalisation of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Early-childhood education is very important to lay a solid background for children to be able to excel in their academic pursuits.
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) would not countenance any acts that would question the integrity and professionalism of its officers.
The Twelve registration centres that have been suspended in the ongoing biometric registration exercise by the Electoral Commission (EC) in Akuse will know their rightful place by June 13, when the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the matter.
Plans are far advanced to put up a 12-unit two storey classroom block facility for the Tumu midwifery training school in the Sissala East District in the Upper West Region.
Fanteakwa District Chief Executive, Abass Fuseini Sbaabe has expressed delight at the relative peace in the district but raised concern over certain activities which pose threat to stability in the area.
As part of measures to improve teaching and learning in the area, the Twifo Heman Lower Denkyira (THLD) District Assembly in the Central Region has financed the construction of a 6-unit classroom block for the Jukwa Model School.
Residents of Techimantia Electoral Area in the Tano South District in the Brong Ahafo Region have expressed worry over choked drains in the area which according to them has made life uncomfortable for them due to the stench that emanate from them.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly, Edward Ayiriba Ayagle has said that government’s move in introducing numerous agric interventions has yielded good results in his municipality.
The Assemblyman for Ntoase Electoral Area in the Wechi Municipality, Mensah Yaw Joseph is calling on the Assembly to initiate policies to support brilliant but needy students in the area.
After a long week of racking their brains, students who took part in the 2012 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will jubilate as they write their final papers, French and ICT today.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region, Johnson Ahiakpor has called on Ghanaians to exercise restraint in the on-going biometric voter registration exercise.
Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, announced that a combined team of military and police personnel detailed to Yendi, following last Friday’s clashes between rival factions over the enskinment of a chief, is to remain in the town indefinitely.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, on Monday affirmed government’s determination to make health care accessible to all through the provision of the needed infrastructure, equipment and human resources to man every medical centre.
Aimed at sharing strategic goals and also building effective supplier relationship, Newmont Ghana, a subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation, has held its third annual Supplier Summit in Accra.
Acting upon a tip off, the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) on Monday seized a consignment of about 1,000 cartons of unwholesome fish, imported by C & G Company Limited based in Tema.
The Wa Municipal Assembly and the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) have collaborated and renovated the dining hall and Kitchen block of the Wa school for the deaf.
Assembly members in the Fanteakwa District can now have easy access to their electorates after the assembly distributed sixty-eight (68) motorbikes to the members.
Kokonya Presby Primary and Wawase community are recent beneficiaries of Lower Manya Krobo Districts Assembly’s intervention to give facelift to educational infrastructure in the district.
A mini Nissan Urvan bus this morning run over a ‘kose’ seller (a form of doughnut prepared from beans and served with porridge) killing her and injuring others at Mile 7 near the old Peace FM in the Ga West Municipality.
OrphanAid, a Non Government Organisation (NGO) in the country has agreed to put up a junior high school block for Ayenya, a deprived community in the Dangme West District of the Greater Accra Region.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, has observed that progress made in the past decade showed that access to improved water and sanitation could be achieved globally with more concerted efforts by governments.
The Gushiegu District Assembly is increasingly making significant efforts to fulfill government’s pledge made to Ghanaians regarding education, as it has collaborated with the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) to undertake the building of some classroom structures in the district.
Through the initiative of the first Deputy speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Avenue Ave, Edward Doe Adjaho, the GETfund has built a 760,000 two storey ultra modern library at Akatsi, the first of its kind in the region.
A total of 1,700 candidates sat the just-ended Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in the Dangme East District.
One hundred and thirty-five beneficiaries from the Lower Manya Krobo District in the Eastern Region have received start-up kits under the Local Enterprise and Skills Development Programme, LESDEP.
Residents of Ntoase, an Electoral Area in the Wenchi Municipality are appealing to the Government as well as benevolent organizations to come to their aid to provide them with a place of convenience.
Mr Andrew Mitchell, UK International Development Secretary, has announced a new programme of general budget support, which would provide up to GHs165 million (£60 million) in grants to Ghana.
Government is committed to ending the woes of travelers on the Bolgatanga-Bawku road as plans are far advanced to initiate rehabilitation of the road by the end of this year.
At least 35 youth in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo district have been engaged by the Assembly to assist in executing some number of projects captured under the Northern Region Small Town Water system (NORST).
Mr Wise Ametefe, Deputy Director of Hydrological Service Department, has advised residents of Agbogbloshie in Accra, to desist from dumping garbage into drains and gutters, especially during the rainy season, to avoid flooding.
Government has prioritised the construction of irrigation dams as the panacea to rural-urban drift and to create more jobs for the teeming youth of the Upper East Region, says Vice President John Dramani Mahama.
Glorious Vision Orphanages, a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Agona Swedru, has paid health insurance premium for 100 poor pupils of Asifaw District Assembly Primary School in the Akuapem North District.
The Bongo District Assembly is still maintaining its momentum in the provision of adequate school infrastructure that will assist various schools get the needed classrooms for effective teaching and learning.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Awutu Senya in the Central Region, Adams Nuhu has assured communities with no electricity supply to collaborate with the assembly since his outfit has already allocated funds to ensure their connectivity to the national grid.
The Akatsi District Assembly continuous to make inroads in improving school furniture in schools in the district through collaborative efforts of stakeholders.
A delegation of chiefs and other traditional rulers from the Volta Region under the umbrella of Royals for Peace and Development are meeting with former President Jerry John Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings in an attempt to establish the root cause of the strained relations between them and the leadership of the National Democratic Congress.
The Abura/Asebu/Kwamankese District Assembly in the Central Region has injected about GHs 38,000.00 for the construction of the Abura - Saltpond road as part of measures to ensure smooth transportation conditions in the area.
A considerable number of schools in the Sissala East District has been earmarked to receive additional classroom structures which could aid in the promotion of quality education in the district.
The District Chief Executive for the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District Assembly, Philip Laari has expressed his willingness to award candidates who will come out with flying colours in the just ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
At least more than 25 projects being executed in various schools in the Dormaa East Municipality are to be completed before the end of this year.
Sanofi Pasteur, a vaccination company based in France has launched a programme christened ‘Initiative against Diarrheal and Enteric Diseases in Africa (IDEA) aimed at fighting cholera in sub-Saharan countries.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Paul Tawiah Quaye has insisted that the police service will scrupulously help promote peace before, during and after the up-coming Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday called for a strong and innovative partnership between the public and private sectors to totally eliminate the mother-to-child transmission of HIV and AIDS.
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning on Wednesday announced that, payment of the 2012 Single Spine Salary increase of 18 per cent would commence in May 2012.
The Kogri Junction portion of the Tampoe-Kpare road in the Jirapa district has been badly affected by heavy downpour in the area.
The Jomoro District Assembly has taken delivery of a new fire tender to fight fire and its related issues in the Western Region.
Eight communities in the Karaga Township are scheduled to benefit from potable water when recent moves by the Assembly to drill mechanized boreholes for these areas are completed.
Government’s plan to sufficiently resource the Ghana Police Service is on course as Parliament has aproved a €50 million French credit facility for the procurement of the needed logistics for the service.
A new police station under construction to improve security inTaifa and its surroundings in the Ga East Municipality is almost completed.
The president, John Evans Atta Mills has revoked the appointment of Mr. Emmanuel Kweku Tetteh as the Municipal Chief Executive for Agona West Municipal Assembly and has appointed Mr. Samuel Oppong to take his position with immediate effect.
With support from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Assin South District Assembly in the Central Region has funded the construction of a 6-unit classroom for the Adiembra community in the district.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Policy fair 2012, will commence on May 2 – 5, dubbed: ‘Building together in a Better Ghana’.
As part of efforts to empower communities in the country, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated IT equipment as well as software and training support to five (5) districts in the Western Region.
The government’s policy of accelerating agriculture production would be given an impetus with the launch of the National Cocoa Rehabilitation Programme today.
The Ghana National Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has reiterated its call on stakeholders to critically look at issues affecting Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), which is the most critical period in human development.
The 800,000 people estimated to be out of school, stands the chance of getting a lifeline to enjoy the benefit of education under the Complimentary Basic Education (CBE) under the Education Strategic Plan 2010-2020.
The Yendi Municipal Assembly is scaling up efforts in the construction of a 20-unit 2 storey market stalls facility meant to enhance trading activities in Yendi.
Residents in the Lower Manya Krobo District have made a passionate appeal to GHACEM to repair the Oterkpolu-Odumase Krobo road as part of GHACEM’s corporate social responsibility to the people.
The Electoral Commission (EC) had registered 10.5 million prospective voters at the end of the third phase of the ongoing biometric voters registration exercise.
Construction works on the Asesewa-Akateng road in the Upper Manya Krobo District in the Eastern Region is progressing well, this according to the District Chief Executive Mr. Joseph Tetteh Angmor.
District chief Executive for the Fanteakwa District in the Eastern has commended the entire staff and assembly members as well as other stakeholders for their contribution in ensuring that the assembly scored distinction in the 2011 Functional Assessment and Organizational Tool (FOAT) exercise.
President John Evans Atta Mills has assured the international business community that Ghana has many opportunities that make her one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world.
The Sissala East District Assembly is providing a 6 unit classroom block with ancillary facilities for Santijan, a community of the district to boost the number of school structures in the realization of quality education in the area.
The practice of school shift system in the Gyaman/Esikuma Electoral Area in the Gomoa East District will soon come to an end as the assembly is constructing a new 6-unit classroom block for the Gyaman Methodist Primary School.
Realizing the inevitable role teachers play in the attainment of quality education, the Gushiegu District Assembly is leaving no stone unturned to push the well-being of teachers in the area.
Mr Henry Ford Kamel, Volta Regional Minister has assured the people of Adaklu Traditional Area of government’s determination to raise the standard of living of the people.
The Saboba District Assembly is expediting moves to complete the construction of 2 storey office block facility for the Ghana Education Service (GES).
The procurement of a grader by the Manya Krobo District in the Eastern Region has given way for improvement of roads leading to farming communities.
The Gomoa West District Assembly will soon start prosecuting house owners, who do not provide toilet facilities in their houses as well as people who defecate indiscriminately.
The Yendi Municipal Assembly has resolved to secure the construction of a bungalow for the Municipal Health Director in the area.
World Food Programme (WFP) has teamed up with the Karaga District Assembly to rehabilitate about 7 dams located in various areas of the district.
The Assemblyman for Techiman Electoral Area in the Ajumako/Enyan/ Essiam (AEE) District of the Central Regional, Kwamena Pantsil has appealed to government and other development partners to provide the area with a library facility.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Akuapem North Assembly, George Opare Addo has disclosed that the government had stocked a newly constructed ICT centre in the area with 15 brand new compters and accessories.
About 43 appointed and elected Assembly members in the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality have received brand new motorbikes to facilitate their mobility in the area.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has received commendation from the Member of Parliament for Kpone- Katamanso who also doubles as the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Nii Laryea Afortey-Agbo for the numerous projects executed in the metropolis.
Work is almost complete on the new Biriwa Market stores at Biriwa/Samanadze, an electoral area in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region to boost economic-activities in the area.
Chief Executive of the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region, Andrews Sodah has craved the indulgence of assembly members to support and contribute towards the actualization of a number of road projects in the municipality.
Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, on Friday called on local contractors to ensure quality work and timely execution of projects.
Professor Victor Yao Gadzekpo, President of the Central University College, has called on government to offer special incentive packages for entrepreneurs who would be interested in developing the clay industry.
Glo Mobile Ghana, a subsidiary of Globacom Limited, Africa’s fastest growing telecommunications company, on Sunday launched its commercial operations, promising to deliver unparallel services to Ghanaians across the voice and data packages.
Mr Victor Smith, Eastern Regional Minister, has appealed to religious leaders to entreat political heads to respect State institutions and the laws of the country.
The Management and Staff of Coca-Cola Ghana on Saturday distributed and hanged 1,000 World Health Organisation’s approved long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets in homes of residents of Teshie, a suburb of Accra.
Chief Executive of the Lower Manya Krobo District, Isaac Agbo-Tetteh has lauded intervention by the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry in providing additional accommodation for teachers in the Manya Krobo Senior High School.
The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) is undertaking a number of projects in the Sissala East District this year, code-named “Getfund Emergency Projects” initiated to support the Assembly to boost school infrastructure for teaching and learning.
Government will appoint Chief Executives for the 42 newly created Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Assemblies (MMDAs) in the country very soon, Vice President Dr. John Dramani Mahama has disclosed.
With support from the Dutch Government, the Twifo Heman Lower Denkyira (THLD) District Assembly of the Central Region is constructing two new steel bridges to link the Dokodo-Otukrom and Adugyaa-Kotokrom communities respectively.
Area council members in the Bosome Freho District, in the Ashanti Region, are currently undergoing a 2-day training programme aimed at equipping them with professional skills and the expertise in revenue mobilization.
A befitting bungalow is now ready to accommodate the Principal of the Gushiegu Midwifery Training School.
Government’s policy to improve computer literacy in every part of the country is fast becoming a reality as most school within the various Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts have received Information Communication Technology (ICT) facilities to improve it’s teaching and learning.
An association known as Women Development and Youth Base Association has been outdoored in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District in the Eastern Region.