EDUCATION:
BECE certificate has no value, should be phased out – Prof Fobih
Tuesday, April 02 2013

A Former Minister of Education in the erstwhile Kuffour-led NPP Administration and the Member of Parliament for Assin South Constituency Prof Dominic Kwaku Fobih is calling for a complete phasing out of Basic Education Certificate Exams (BECE) because it has no value.

SOCIAL:
Election Petition:Supreme Court decides way forward today
Tuesday, April 02 2013

The Supreme Court resumes sitting today, Tuesday April 2, 2013 to consider, resolve and adopt some issues to be raised by lawyers in the petition contesting the legitimacy of President John Dramani Mahama.

HEALTH:
Korle-Bu Adopts Measures To Forestall Effects Of Erratic Water And Electricity Supply
Tuesday, April 02 2013

The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has put contingency measures in place to ensure the hospital is not seriously affected by the water and electricity challenges the country is going through.

SOCIAL:
Mahama files his tax returns today
Tuesday, April 02 2013

President John Mahama will file his tax returns this morning, Tuesday April 2, 2013 at the Kinbu Office of the Domestic Tax Revenue Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.

ECONOMICS:
Gov’t will surely turn the economy around – Keta MCE
Tuesday, April 02 2013

The Keta Municipal Chief Executive, Sylvester Tornyeavah is confident that government will turn Ghana’s economy around despite the current hardships including labour agitations, energy, water and sanitation challenges facing the country.

ENERGY:
Gov’t Takes Over Takoradi T3 Thermal Plant
Wednesday, April 03 2013

The Government has officially taken over the Takoradi 132 MW Thermal Power Plant (T3).

ECONOMICS:
Dr. Wampah confirmed as Governor of Bank of Ghana
Wednesday, April 03 2013

XYZ News can confirm that Acting Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Henry Kofi Wampah has been confirmed as head of Ghana’s Central Bank.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t Will Empower GRA To Perform- President Mahama
Wednesday, April 03 2013

President John Dramani Mahama today gave the assurance that government would pass all the necessary legislations to leverage the performance of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

SOCIAL:
FWSC promise UTAG full payment of arrears after today’s meeting
Wednesday, April 03 2013

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) have assured the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) they will be paid their full premiums in May if all goes well after today’s meeting.

KPANDO:
Assembly gets Ghc 349,129 for passing FOAT 2012
Wednesday, April 03 2013

Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, the Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment, has said the Kpando Municipal Assembly has qualified for an amount of Ghc 349,129 to be used to develop the municipality by passing the Functional Organizational Assessment Tool (FOAT).

 

AGRICULTURE:
CRIG Approves Fresh Fertilizer Package To Boost Cocoa Production
Wednesday, April 03 2013

The Crop Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) has approved a newly combined fertilizer package, ‘nitrobor and Asaasewura’ with high nutrient properties expected to reduce black pod diseases and boost cocoa production.

SOCIAL:
Ferocious rainstorm displaces over 1,200 people at Afadjato
Thursday, April 04 2013

About 1,200 residents of Afadjato south District in the Volta Region have been displaced by ferocious rainstorms which devastated most parts of the area on Tuesday.

EDUCATION:
University Teachers won’t call off strike until all arrears are paid
Thursday, April 04 2013

University teachers across the country say they will remain out of the lecture halls until government pays in full arrears owed them.

SOCIAL:
Criticism about filing of tax returns is “misplaced” - President
Thursday, April 04 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has described as “misplaced” arguments raised in sections of the media against his filling of tax returns and the payment of taxes.

ENERGY:
More Gas Discovered In Western Region
Thursday, April 04 2013

Two European companies have discovered 1.8 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Western Region.

HEALTH:
NHIS to verify claims using biometric system
Thursday, April 04 2013

Two European companies have discovered 1.8 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Western Region.

SOCIAL:
Criticism about filing of tax returns is “misplaced” - President
Thursday, April 04 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has described as “misplaced” arguments raised in sections of the media against his filling of tax returns and the payment of taxes. 

SOCIAL:
Labour unions angry over GH¢46 million ex-gratia for MPs
Thursday, April 04 2013

Some agitating labour Unions have expressed anger at reports suggesting that the government has paid 46 million Ghana cedis to all 230 MPs of the fifth parliament as ex-gratia.

ECONOMICS:
Mahama swears in new Governor
Thursday, April 04 2013

President John Mahama has sworn in Dr. Henry Kofi Wampah as the Governor of the Central Bank.

ECONOMICS:
Brazil ready to partner gov’t to deal with Ghana’s dev’t needs
Thursday, April 04 2013

Some Brazilian investors have declared their readiness to partner government to solve many of the problems the country is facing, especially in the areas of Housing, Oil and Gas, Agriculture as well as Rural Electrification.

SABOBA:
Several roads under construction to boost road infrastructure
Friday, April 05 2013

In line with strategies to initiate moves in creating employment opportunities for the local people as a resolve to reduce the economic burden of the ordinary Ghanaian, the Saboba district assembly is rolling-out a labour intensive project to fix several roads in the area.

SOCIAL:
Otumfuo jewel thieves imprisoned
Friday, April 05 2013

The two Peruvians who stole the crown jewels of the Asantehene,Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, have been sentenced to a total of 44 months imprisonment by a Oslo District Court.

POLITICS:
Mahama congratulates Uhuru Kenyatta
Friday, April 05 2013

Ghana’s President John Mahama has congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as President of Kenya following the upholding of the results of the March 4 election results by that Country’s Supreme Court.

SISSALA W:
Retired educationist re-elected as PM
Friday, April 05 2013

Mr W. W. Tengviel, a 67-year-old retired Educationist, has been re-elected as Presiding Member of the Sissala West District Assembly.

SOCIAL:
Judicial service on strike
Friday, April 05 2013

It seems the cycle of industrial actions plaguing the country of late will not end anytime soon as Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has also gone on strike.

SOCIAL:
President Mahama tasks BOG, others to stem ‘dollarization’
Friday, April 05 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday tasked the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and other relevant state agencies to work diligently to return inflation to single digit and stem the ‘dollarization’ of goods and services.

ATIWA:
No maternal deaths were recorded in Atiwa District for 2012
Saturday, April 06 2013

Health facilities in the Atiwa District recorded no maternal deaths, decreases in still births and low birth weights during the 2012 year under review.

POLITICS:
President Mahama meets Goodluck
Saturday, April 06 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has visited Abuja, Nigeria for a brief discussion with Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

EDUCATION:
WAEC sets rules for 2013 WASSCE/BECE
Saturday, April 06 2013

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has set-out rules and regulations governing the 2013 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

ECONOMIC:
Finance Minister calls for sustained tax education
Saturday, April 06 2013

Mr Seth Terkper, Minister of Finance, has asked Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to ensure aggressive and sustained public education to aid operators in the informal sector to become tax compliant.

ECONOMICS:
Mining sector gives Ghana 2 billion US dollars annually
Sunday, April 07 2013

Ghana’s mining sector, one of largest contributor to Government revenue, accrues about 2 billion US dollars annually as part of the Gross Domestic Product.

HEALTH:
Doctors declare another strike
Sunday, April 07 2013

The Ghana Medical Association has declared, it will not attend to out-patient cases at government hospitals effective Monday, April 8, 2013.

TRANSPORTATION:
52 Okada riders punished
Sunday, April 07 2013

Fifty-two out of 76 commercial motorbike riders and pillions who were arrested in Accra in a recent operation have been fined GH¢21,000.

ENERGY:
Off-peak load shedding ends from today-Mahama
Monday, April 08 2013

President John Mahama has promised that there will be no more load shedding during off-peak hours.

SOCIAL:
Vice President Amissah-Arthur leaves Accra for Istanbul, Turkey
Monday, April 08 2013

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur will leave Accra for Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday evening to participate in the 16th Eurasian Economic Summit.

ENVIRONMENT:
All open drains must be sealed - local Gov’t Minister
Monday, April 08 2013

Mr Akwasi Opong-Fosu, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, has directed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to institute bye- laws to prohibit the construction of open drains.

HEALTH:
Confirmed: Doctors declare nationwide strike
Monday, April 08 2013

Members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), have noted they would from today withdraw all out patients and only offer emergency service till April 14, 2013.

ENERGY:
Land For 2000 MW Ketu Power Plant Ready
Monday, April 08 2013

The Chiefs and Elders of Ehi, Adzortsi and Torgbeve in the Volta Region, have ceded four kilometres (KM) parcel of land for the Ketu Power Project (KPP).

HEALTH:
GMA strike will not stall healthcare delivery - MoH
Monday, April 08 2013

The Ministry of Health has assured that the general public that it has provided some mitigating measures to minimize the impact of the strike action by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and Government Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA).

AOWIN:
Ghana Wash calls for action on open defecation
Monday, April 08 2013

The national coordinator in charge of Community Led Total Sanitation(CLTS) for GHANA WASH PROJECT, Mr. Dominic Kwame Dapaah has called for action to stop open defecation.

SOCIAL:
Election Petitioners accuse EC of forging list of foreign voters
Tuesday, April 09 2013

The list of the 705 voters submitted by the Electoral commission as being names of Ghanaians registered in various diplomatic missions abroad to vote in the December 2012 polls, “was actually forged and contained several instances of multiple names and fake identities.”

AFADZATO S:
DCE for Afadzato South District tours school for WASSCE
Tuesday, April 09 2013

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Afadzato South District, Mrs Angela Oforiwah Alorwu-Tay has commended the Minister for Education, Professor Jane Nana Opoku Agyemang for directing examination candidates to stay away from school during exams.

DENKYEMBOUR:
DCE asks assembly members to work with chiefs
Tuesday, April 09 2013

Mr Kwaku Ofori-Abrokwa, Denkyembuor District Chief Executive (DCE), has called on assembly members  to unite and work with their respective traditional rulers, to ensure accelerated development.

AOWIN:
Enchico receives Excellence Award
Tuesday, April 09 2013

Enchi College of Education (ENCHICO) in the Aowin District in the Western Region has graduated 164 students comprising 111 males and 53 females as teachers with Diploma certificates.

ENVIRONMENT:
Minister vows decisive action to protect water bodies
Wednesday, April 10 2013

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has vowed to take decisive actions to stop the destruction of water bodies by illegal miners.

EDUCATION:
Allow ’fee owing’ students write their final exams - GES
Wednesday, April 10 2013

The Education Ministry has given strict orders to all heads of Senior high schools to allow all registered students write their final exams regardless of whether they owe fees or not.

SOCIAL:
Minister distributes laptops to journalists
Wednesday, April 10 2013

The Ministry of Information and Media Relations on Tuesday presented 596 Rlg laptop computers to private and state media institutions as part of efforts to help build the capacity of the Ghanaian media.

E JUABEN:
MCE cuts sod for CHPS project
Wednesday, April 10 2013

Chief Executive for Ejisu Juaben Municipality, Mr. Kwaku Afrifa Yamoah-Ponkoh has cut sod for the construction of a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound at Amoam-Achiase in the Ashanti Region.

TMA:
MCE presents gifts to Tema Mantse
Wednesday, April 10 2013

Mr Robert Kempes Papa Nii Ofosuware, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive has presented assorted gifts to Osongaa Nii Adjei Kraku II, following his recent elevation to a Paramount Chief by the National House of Chiefs.

YILO:
Assembly targets GHc850,354.00
Wednesday, April 10 2013

The Yilo Krobo Municipality hopes to rake in GHc850, 354.00 as internally generated fund this year to help tackle a number of development challenges confronting the people in the municipality.

SABOBA:
Assembly moves to reshape konkonzoli-Mabengbendo road
Wednesday, April 10 2013

Works have this year begun on the konkonzoli-Mabengbendo feeder road in the Saboba district to gradually enhance the access routes from the farming communities to the urban centres.

HEALTH:
Standby at District, Regional hospitals- Minister tells
Wednesday, April 10 2013

Government has instructed all Regional and District Directors of Health and senior medical doctors to act as standby and attend to all emergency situations in the various hospitals, the minister of health, Ms. Sherry Ayittey has indicated.

BUNKPURUGU Y:
DCE cautions students over unscrupulous persons
Thursday, April 11 2013

The District Chief Executive for the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District in the Northern region, Philip N. Laari  has cautioned students sitting for this year’s WASSCE examination to be alert with persons who claim to have access to questions, lest they would be duped by unscrupulous persons.

YILO KROBO:
New JHS for Klo-Begoro
Thursday, April 11 2013

A new junior high school is to be established at Klo-Begoro in the Yilo Krobo Municipality this year as part of efforts to increase access to basic education in the area.

SOCIAL:
First Lady Lordina Mahama made HIV/AIDS Ambassador
Thursday, April 11 2013

First Lady, Lordina Mahama, has accepted to be Aids Ambassador to support the Heart-to-Heart campaign and to champion the course of HIV/AIDS patients in the country.

SOCIAL:
I will be in court if called upon - Afari Gyan
Thursday, April 11 2013

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan says he is not hiding from the Supreme Court and will be in court when his presence is required.

ECONOMIC:
Government committed to private sector- Minister
Friday, April 12 2013

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry on Thursday re-assured the private sector of Government’s commitment towards a holistic growth of the economy with the private entities playing pivotal role.

POLITICS:
’3 wise men’ won’t clash with sector ministers - Mahama
Friday, April 12 2013

President Mahama has refuted assertions that his appointees to spearhead the execution of the president’s special projects will end up duplicating the responsibilities of some ministries.

ASUOGYAMAN:
Doctor, pharmacists attend to patients at Peki Hospital
Friday, April 12 2013

The strike action embarked on by Medical doctors and Pharmacists seems not to have affected health delivery at the Peki Governent Hospital in the South Dayi District.

SOCIAL:
Alan Kyeremateng loses out WTO position
Friday, April 12 2013

A former Minister of Trade, Industry and Presidential Special Initiatives, Alan Kyeremanteng has lost out in his quest to become the next World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General.

HEALTH:
Ghana has the highest reduction of HIV infection in West and Central Africa
Friday, April 12 2013

Dr Angela El-Adas, Director General of Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), has said the country’s new HIV infection had been reduced by 66 per cent over the last ten years.

SOCIAL:
Market premium not negotiable - White Paper
Friday, April 12 2013

The government will henceforth determine market premium and will not make it a subject of negotiation, a White Paper on the guidelines for market premiums on the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP) has stated.

AOWIN:
Catholic Priest unveils 5 more boreholes
Friday, April 12 2013

Five (5) more hand dug wells fixed with pumps have been completed, commissioned and handed over to five communities in the Aowin District in the Western Region.

BAWKU W:
Residents patronize sale of polythene waste-DCE
Friday, April 12 2013

An initiative to practically rid the environment of excess polythene waste has seriously taken-off at Zebilla and across the surrounding environs in the Bawku West district in the Upper East region.

AFRAM P SOUTH:
MP gives scholarship to 10 students
Saturday, April 13 2013

The member of Parliament for Afram Plains south, Mr. Joseph Appiah  Boateng has assisted 10 students with education scholarships.

SOCIAL:
CHRAJ initiates investigations into SADA operations
Saturday, April 13 2013

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has initiated preliminary investigations into operations of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).

SOCIAL:
Court stops AFAG demonstration
Saturday, April 13 2013

A Circuit Court in Accra on Friday restrained executive members, agents and all persons connected to Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), a pressure group,from embarking on “Miekukum” demonstration slated on April 18.

KUMBUNGU:
NPP to boycott by-election
Saturday, April 13 2013

The opposition New Patriotic Party has given indications that it will boycott the Kumbungu by-election.
 

EDUCATION:
WAEC dismisses OLA Girls claims
Sunday, April 14 2013

The West African Examination Council has said it is not true female students from the OLA Girls Senior High School in the Bono Ahafo Region were subjected to all kinds of humiliation by their exams officials.

SECURITY:
Police justify killing three suspected armed robbers
Sunday, April 14 2013

The Ghana Police have justified the killing of three suspected armed robbers Friday night at Mallam Atta here in Accra.

AKATSI N:
DCE nominee poised to make district dev’t a reality
Sunday, April 14 2013

Mr James Gunu, President Mahama’s nominee for District Chief Executive (DCE) of Akatsi-North, on Friday said if approved, he would activate local government structures, boost agricultural production and stimulate non-traditional revenue sources to enhance the district’s development.

SOCIAL:
Over 100 “Vandals” of UG arrested by riot Police
Sunday, April 14 2013

More than 100 students of the Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana have been arrested by the police for flouting the public order Act.

HEALTH:
We Won’t withdraw emergency services- Doctors
Monday, April 15 2013

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) have rescinded their decision to withdraw emergency services.

SOCIAL:
Don’t Fight Cases On Radio – CJ Tell Lawyers
Monday, April 15 2013

Chief Justice Georgina T. Wood on Friday deplored the rate at which some lawyers fight their cases on the airwaves, saying it was a violation of their professional ethics.

TMA:
2012 was challenging, MCE admits
Monday, April 15 2013

Last year was quite challenging for the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) as far as its financial performance was concerned, Mr Robert Kempes Papa Nii Ofosuware, Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) has said.

OFFINSO N:
DCE calls for ideas to improve revenue
Monday, April 15 2013

Internal revenue generation has been one of our deepest worry over the years, the District Chief Executive for Offinso North in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Samuel Kojo Appiah-Kubi has revealed hence calling for suggestions to improve it.

GA E:
Assembly records increase in revenue
Monday, April 15 2013

Chief Executive for the Ga East Municipality, Mr. John Kwao Sackey has revealed that the Municipal Assembly recorded an increase in its internal revenue generation from 63.3 per cent in 2007 to 86.3 per cent in 2012.

SPORTS:
Nigeria thrash Ghana 6-1 in youth Championship
Monday, April 15 2013

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria thumped ten-boy Ghana 6-1 in their African Junior Championship Group B match in Marrakech on Sunday.

ATIWA:
Data base for street naming on course
Monday, April 15 2013

District Chief Executive for Atiwa, Emmanuel Atta Twum said the Town and Country Planning Department at the district is preparing data for the implementation of the street naming exercise.

BONGO:
World Vision/MOH/Assembly to rehabilitate burnt theatre block
Monday, April 15 2013

The District Chief Executive for Bongo in the Upper East region, Clement Akugre Atiah has assured of the Assembly’s focus and commitment to speed up rehabilitation works on the theatre block of the government hospital which was blazed down a month ago.

BREAKING:
3-Storey Building collapses, 2 confirmed dead
Tuesday, April 16 2013

About two people including a nurse are confirmed to have lost their lives when a three storey-building situated at Krofrom, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region collapsed on Monday evening due to a heavy downpour of rain.

SOCIAL:
GTV to carry SC proceedings live
Tuesday, April 16 2013

Government has allayed fears of possible military intervention as has beAfter weeks of debate, Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood has instructed that the proceedings of the Supreme Court hearing of the Election petition, be telecast live on Ghana Television.en suggested by some persons.

SOCIAL:
Ghana would not object Ahmadinejad’s visit – Gov’t
Tuesday, April 16 2013

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has stated that government is not perturbed by assertions that the country risk hurting the sensibilities of its Western partners due to the visit of the Iranian President.

SOCIAL:
SC begins hearing Election Petition today
Tuesday, April 16 2013

The Supreme Court will today, 16th April, begin sitting on the election petition brought before it by the flag bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, challenging the outcome of the December 2012 polls.

BONGO:
Works on new X-ray block to complete soon
Tuesday, April 16 2013

The Bongo District Assembly is lending increased support to boost the quality service delivery at the Bongo government hospital, as more ancillary facilities are being provided the health facility in the area.

POLITICS:
SC adjourns election petition hearing to tomorrow
Tuesday, April 16 2013

The Supreme Court has adjourned to tomorrow hearing of the Election Petition to allow the Electoral Commission (EC) to file its affidavit and for the petitioners to be served.

KMA:
Regional ministers in two-day confab
Tuesday, April 16 2013

The first conference of regional ministers under the first term of the Mahama administration has taken place in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital.

AGRICULTURE:
Deputy Minister-designate lauds Guinea fowl project
Wednesday, April 17 2013

Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Deputy Minister designate for Food and Agriculture on Tuesday said the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority’s (SADA) Guinea fowl Outgrowing Project is “a brilliant idea” that holds enormous economic potential for the country.

SOCIAL:
Election petition enters DAY 2
Wednesday, April 17 2013

The successful filing of affidavits by the Electoral Commission on Tuesday April 17, 2013 paves the way for the Supreme Court to hopefully, barring any technical delays, to begin hearing the substantive election case today, Wednesday April 18, 2013.

ELECTION PETITION:
EC files affidavit
Wednesday, April 17 2013

The Electoral Commission (EC) has complied with the Supreme Court’s order and filed its affidavit in the presidential election petition challenging the legitimacy of President John Dramani Mahama.

KMA:
Assembly members comfirm Kojo Bonsu as MCE
Wednesday, April 17 2013

Members of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, KMA by majority decision, confirmed Kojo Bonsu as the new Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive.

POLITICS:
100 Days Turbulent But I’m Focused - Prez Mahama
Wednesday, April 17 2013

President John Dramani Mahama says despite the turbulence that has confronted his administration so far, he remains focused on delivering on the promises made to Ghanaians.

BONGO:
MP funds vacation classes for 105 students
Wednesday, April 17 2013

At least some 105 students living in Bongo are benefiting from a vacation classes organized by the Member of Parliament for the Bongo constituency, Hon. Albert Abongo to assist boost the academic laurels of students in the area.

STATEMENT:
Government commends UTAG
Wednesday, April 17 2013

Government would want to commend the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) on their decision to return to the lecture halls after heeding the calls from various sectors of society.

ELECTION PETITION:
Bawumia’s Evidence Vindicates Us - NDC
Thursday, April 18 2013

The legal team of the National Democratic Congress in the ongoing election petition case say they feel vindicated by the evidence given in court by NPP’s Dr. Bawumia.

POLITICS:
Alan Must Freeze His 2016 Presidential Ambition - Kofi Jumah
Thursday, April 18 2013

The former Asokwa MP, Maxwell Kofi Jumah says fellow party stalwart Alan Kyeremanten should put a freeze on his presidential ambition until “a movement” to advance the course of the main opposition New Patriotic Party’s 2012 presidential candidate “is taken care of”.

SOCIAL:
NDC lawyers to rigorously cross examine Bawumia
Thursday, April 18 2013

Lawyers for the second respondents in the ongoing election petition hearing, National Democratic Congress (NDC), have served notice they will subject the second petitioner to a rigorous cross examination later today.

EDUCATION:
Govt commends UTAG decision
Thursday, April 18 2013

The government has commended the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) for its decision to return to the lecture halls in response to calls from various sectors of society.

ELEMBELE:
MP donates 500 wheelchairs disabled
Thursday, April 18 2013

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has donated 500 wheel chairs and crutches worth $15,000 to the Ghana Federation of the Disabled in the Ellembelle District in the Western Region.

AWUTU SENYA E:
MP donates Ambulance to Kasoa Polyclinic
Thursday, April 18 2013

The Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East constituency, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson has donated a brand new Ambulance for the Kasoa Polyclinic as part of effort to assist health delivery in the area.

BIREM S:
MP constructing clinics at a Osroase, Anomase
Thursday, April 18 2013

The Member of Parliament for the Achiase Constituency in the Eastern Region, Amoah Kwasi Robert is assisting Akyem Osroase community to construct a clinic that would help in improving health delivery in the area.

GOMOA W:
DCE commends Prez Mahama on 1st 100 Days
Thursday, April 18 2013

Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, Gomoa West District Chief Executive (DCE), has congratulated President John Dramani Mahama on attaining 100 days in office.

SOCIAL:
NSS Board appoints new Head
Thursday, April 18 2013

The Ghana National Service Scheme Governing Board has appointed Alhaji Imoro Alhassan as Acting Executive Secretary.

ABURA:
Assembly completes 90% of 50 new projects
Thursday, April 18 2013

The Chief Executive for the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District Assembly in the Central Region, Mr. William Ata-Mends has disclosed that his outfit has completed about 90 percent of the fifty projects initiated since April 2011.

BUNKPURUGU Y:
Two health projects receive immediate attention from MP
Thursday, April 18 2013

At least two health projects, including the construction of a Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) centre and a nurses’ quarters will shortly feature in the key development initiatives scheduled for implementation this year by the Member of Parliament for Bunkpurugu, Hon. Boar Namlit Solomon.

TOLON:
MP assures to improve water situation
Thursday, April 18 2013

The Member of Parliament for Tolon in the Northern region, Hon Wahab Suhiyini Wumbei has said that he would marshal efforts and attention to improve accessibility to potable water for his constituents in the shortest possible time.

ECONOMIC:
BoG predicts inflation rise of 7-11%
Friday, April 19 2013

The Bank of Ghana has predicted an inflation rate near the mark of 7-11 percent by the end of the year 2013.

PRESIDENCY:
Ghana is determined to consolidate economic gains - Veep
Friday, April 19 2013

Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah, on Thursday assured the international community of the determination of the government of Ghana to consolidate the country’s economic growth.

SOCIAL:
Mahama lawyer accuses Bawumia of deceiving court
Friday, April 19 2013

Tony Lithur, lead counsel for the first respondent-President John Mahama- in the election petition case has accused chief witness for the petitioners challenging the credibility of the 2012 general elections of deliberately producing duplicate copies of pink sheets to deceive the court.

BONGO:
More school blocks to boost quality education
Friday, April 19 2013

The provision of educational structures still remains a key concern for the NDC government in the promotion of quality education in all parts of the country. 

ADENTAN:
Workshop organized to curb land disputes
Friday, April 19 2013

The Adentan Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region has organized a sensitization workshop for residents and stakeholders to address the menacing land disputes in the area.

DORMA E:
MP secures Ghs200,000 for nursing sch project
Friday, April 19 2013

Very soon, the people of Dorma East Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region will enjoy the services of professional nurses trained in their own constituency, as a new Allied Health Training Institute project is under construction in the area to serve that purpose.

YILO K:
23 school receive furniture
Saturday, April 20 2013

Twenty-three junior high schools in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region have been provided with mono desks.

BIRIM S:
MP builds library for Akim Akyease LA JHS
Saturday, April 20 2013

Students at the Akyease LA Junior High School in the Birim South District in the Eastern Region have been provided with a library and staff common rooms for teachers.

SOCIAL:
Akufo Addo files supplementary affidavit in Kpegah suit
Saturday, April 20 2013

The former Presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo has filed a supplementary affidavit at the High Court concerning a law suit filed against him by retired Supreme Court judge, Justice F Y Kpegah challenging the former main opposition Flagbearer’s qualification as a lawyer.

EDUCATION:
Fire guts KNUST’s Ceramics department
Saturday, April 20 2013

Fire has gutted the Ceremics Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in the Ashanti regional capital Kumasi.

HEALTH:
Gov’t, GMA in crunch meeting to end strike
Sunday, April 21 2013

Health Minister Sherry Ayittey as well as the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Nii Amah Ashittey are in a crunch meeting with striking public doctors today, Sunday April 21, 2013 toward convincing them against withdrawing emergency services from Monday as they have threatened.

SOCIAL:
Kosmos Energy provides water to two districts
Sunday, April 21 2013

Kosmos Energy working with the government and Safe Water Network have completed work on a 500,000 dollars Modular Ultra Filtration water treatment plant for five communities in the Ellembelle and Jomoro districts of the Western Region.

SOCIAL:
Arrest Ken over another dangerous comment – NDC group
Sunday, April 21 2013

Inside Ghana, a group loyal to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the 2012 flagbearer for the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo to “condemn and distance himself from potentially violent comments allegedly made by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.

STATEMENT:
Gov’t questions motive behind GMA’s withdrawal of emergency services
Monday, April 22 2013

Government has questioned the motive behind the Ghana Medical Association’s (GMA) threats to withdraw emergency services starting Monday 22 April, 2013.

HEALTH:
Doctors Withdraw emergency services
Monday, April 22 2013

Doctors in all public health institutions have resolved to withdraw all emergency services from today - Monday.

ELECTION PETITION:
Lithur, Bawumia face off again today
Monday, April 22 2013

Counsel for President John Dramani Mahama in the petition challenging the results of the December 2012 presidential election at the Supreme Court, Mr Tony Lithur, will continue his cross-examination of Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, the star witness in the petition, today - Monday.

TRANSPORTATION:
Motorists raise concern over spot fines
Monday, April 22 2013

Motorists have raised issues with the decision by the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service to implement the policy of spot fines as penalty for minor traffic offenders from next month.

DORMAA E:
MP embarks on ’thank you’ tour
Monday, April 22 2013

The Member of Parliament for Dorma East, Hon. William Kwasi Sabi is currently embarking on a thank you tour in his Constituency to commend them for voting massively for him in the December 2012 elections.

GA CENTRAL:
Assembly earns commendation
Monday, April 22 2013

Mr Julius Debrah, Greater Accra Regional Minister on Friday commended Ga Central Municipal Assembly for the success chalk out so far after barely two years of its operation.

ECONOMIC:
New minimum wage to be announced today
Monday, April 22 2013

The new minimum wage for 2013 is expected to be announced by the National Tripartite Committee (NTC) today.

C TONGU:
More desks for JHSs
Monday, April 22 2013

The Education Ministry has provided 1000 dual desks for schools in the Tongu Central District in the Volta Region.

BONGO:
Assembly improves several accommodation facilities
Monday, April 22 2013

Government is largely pushing efforts to increase accommodation facilities for public workers so it could boost their wellbeing in the communities.

ACCIDENT:
Five killed in car crash
Tuesday, April 23 2013

Five people have been confirmed dead in a ghastly car crash at Apagya on the New Edubiase-Assin Fosu road in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti Region.

HEALTH:
Nurses threaten to withdraw services
Tuesday, April 23 2013

The Ghana Registered Nurses Association is threatening to withdraw services if demand for an upgrade on the single spine salary structure is not reviewed by government.

ELECTION PETITION:
Parliamentary results not used in analysis- Bawumia
Tuesday, April 23 2013

Dr Bawumia Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Monday rejected claims by Mr Tony Lithur, Counsel for President John Mahama that the addition of a parliamentary result to their exhibit was an attempt by the petitioners to bloat their figures.

JOMORO:
Assembly fails to elect Presiding Member
Tuesday, April 23 2013

The Jomoro District Assembly in the Western Region has failed to elect a new Presiding Member after two rounds of voting as none of the contenders obtained the required 34 votes.

SOCIAL:
Justice Kpegah fails to turn up in court
Tuesday, April 23 2013

Former Supreme Court judge, Justice Francis Kpegah, today failed to show up at an Accra Fast Track High Court hearing his writ against NPP 2012 presidential candidate.

C TONGU:
Assembly to build more kindergartens
Tuesday, April 23 2013

The quest to improve standards of education in the Central Tongu District has compelled the assembly to redirect its resources towards improving access to early childhood development.

NABDAM:
MP to follow-up abandoned road projs
Tuesday, April 23 2013

The Member of Parliament for Nabdam constituency, Hon. Boniface Agambilla has contended that several road projects suspended and abandoned in the area were as a result of what he described as ‘management lapses, lack of vision and laziness’.

ADENTAN M:
Assembly urged to embrace PPP initiative
Tuesday, April 23 2013

In a bid to hasten the pace of development in the area, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Julius Debrah urged the Adentan Municipal Assembly to consider embracing the Public Private Partnership initiative.

NABDAM:
Assemblyman pleads for swift implementation of REP
Tuesday, April 23 2013

The Assembly member for Zoliba-Tindongo electoral area in the Nabdam district, Charles T. Mbanbon is pleading for works to resume on the Rural Electrification Programme(REP) to assist improve the living standards of residents.

ELECTION PETITION:
Lithur, Bawumia face-off enters day 5
Wednesday, April 24 2013

The election petition case continues today, Wednesday April 24, 2013 with President John Mahama’s Counsel, Mr Tony Lithur expected to face-off once again, with key Witness Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, as the cross examination of the second Petitioner’s testimony enters day 5.

SECURITY:
Police administration expresses disappointment
Wednesday, April 24 2013

The Police administration has noted with disappointment the reported involvement of some personnel of the Ejisu Police in the siphoning of fuel from an accident fuel tanker on Friday April 19, 2013.

SOCIAL:
Kofi Annan appeals to striking doctors
Wednesday, April 24 2013

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has appealed for an end to the current impasse between government and striking medical doctors.

AGONA W:
MP distributes desks to basic schools
Wednesday, April 24 2013

The Member of Parliament for Agona West Constituency in the Central Region, Hon. Charles Obeng-Inkoom has distributed dual and mono desks to some public and private basic schools to complement effort made to improve education in the area.

GA SOUTH:
Bortianor MP registers 400 aged under NHIS
Wednesday, April 24 2013

Member of Parliament for Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfro, Hon. Bright Edward Kodzo has funded the registration of 400 aged and youth at Farna and Tomefe communities under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to enable them access quality and free healthcare.

C TONGU:
Abandoned projects to be completed-DCE
Wednesday, April 24 2013

The Central Tongu District assembly has resolved to expend its share of the 2011 district development facility (DDF) on some important projects that have stalled due to lack of funds.

NKWANTA S:
Abubruwa, Blackie Junction JHS gets new blocks
Wednesday, April 24 2013

Two communities in the Nkwanta South District including Abubruwa, and Blackie Junction have been provided with new 3-unit junior high school blocks.

HEALTH:
We won’t call off strike – Doctors reply Kofi Annan
Thursday, April 25 2013

The Ghana Medical Medication Association has stated that they cannot immediately call off the strike, which was initially suggested by the Former UN Secretary General.

SECURITY:
Police Service hones skills on cybercrime fighting techniques
Thursday, April 25 2013

The Ghana Police Service on Wednesday started the second leg of a hands-on cybercrime training module to sharpen their investigative and detective skills to deal effectively with computer related crimes.

ELECTION PETITION:
Bawumia is conjuring non existing evidence – Lithur alleges
Thursday, April 25 2013

Lead counsel for the first respondent in the election petition, Tony Lithur has vehemently rejected calls by second petitioner that, 2.6 million votes should be cancelled because of duplication of serial numbers, accusing the latter of conjuring evidence.

N JUABEN:
Workshop held for Parliamentary Select Committee on Local Gov’t
Thursday, April 25 2013

A three day Workshop has been held for Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Local Government and Rural Development, in Koforidua to develop and refine an annual work-plan and budget for the Committee.

TAIN:
Bui dam almost complete - Chief Executive
Thursday, April 25 2013

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur on Tuesday expressed appreciation at the progress of work for the on-going Bui Hydro-Electric Power Project at Bui in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

E JUABEN:
Wood workers undergo ICT training
Thursday, April 25 2013

Information communication Technology (ICT) since its inception many years ago has become the back bone for most companies, organizations, institutions and the world at large.

ASHAIMAN:
MP donates GHs2,000 towards Palace project
Friday, April 26 2013

The Ashaiman MP, Lawyer Alfred Kwami Agbesi has donated the sum of GH¢2,000 towards the construction of a three-storey ultra modern Palace for the Ashaiman Traditional Council.

SOCIAL:
Prez urges doctors to return to hospitals
Friday, April 26 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday appealed to members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to move away from their entrenched positions and return to work to save lives.

SOCIAL:
UG donates computers to Christ Ambassadors school
Friday, April 26 2013

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, has donated 30 Dell flat screen computers to the Christ Ambassadors School located at Oyarifa, on behalf of the University.

BIA:
MP supports school block rehabilitation
Friday, April 26 2013

Member of Parliament for Bia East, Richard Acheampong has supported a Junior High School in his constituency with building materials.

KMA:
Show keen interest in financial management of MMDAs - Dir
Friday, April 26 2013

Mr Solomon Asiedu, Coordinating Director of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has urged the media and civil society groups to show keen interest in the fiscal management and administration of district assemblies to promote accountability and transparency.

HEALTH:
Splinter doctors’ group is politically tainted- GMA
Saturday, April 27 2013

The Ghana Medical Association has described as politically motivated the actions of a splinter group of the association urging striking members to resume duty in spite of the GMA’s current impasse with the fair wages and salaries commission.
 

ELECTION PETITION:
NPP accuses Electoral Commission of hiding evidence
Saturday, April 27 2013

A member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has on Joy FM’s Top Story, accused the Electoral Commission of hiding evidence from the court in an attempt to surprise the witness in chief of the petitioners who are challenging the results of the 2012 general elections.

SPORTS:
Appiah wants Dede Ayew, others back in Stars squard
Saturday, April 27 2013

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah remains hopeful he can persuade brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew to end their self-imposed international exile.

AGRICULTURE:
Fertilizer subsidy to be reviewed - Kofi Humado
Sunday, April 28 2013

Mr Clement Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has warned that Government may be forced to withdraw fertiliser subsidy if the facility continue to be subjected to abuse.

PRESIDENCY:
Veep lauds Japanese volunteers
Sunday, April 28 2013

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has lauded the contribution of Japanese volunteerism to the local development of Ghana.

SECURITY:
Spot fine not yet in force - Police Service
Sunday, April 28 2013

The Police Administration wish to inform the public that the much advertised Spot Fine Regime is not yet in force.

YILO K:
Assembly eyes UDG, FOAT
Sunday, April 28 2013

The Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly hopes to reap maximum benefits from opportunities available to the assembly apart from internal sources to improve their finances.

ELECTION PETITION:
Irregularities affected elections in every part of the country - Bawumia
Monday, April 29 2013

As part of the evidence and exhibits presented to the Supreme Court of Ghana, the main witness of the petitioners, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia also presented to the Supreme Court in hard copy a geographic representation of the spread of the constitutional, statutory violations and irregularities that he claimed affected the conduct and outcome of the December 7, 2012 General Election.

HEALTH:
Doctors demand written commitment from gov’t before calling off strike
Monday, April 29 2013

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has indicated that it is waiting for the written commitment of government before the striking doctors will resume work fully.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama to addresses Times Africa CEO summit
Monday, April 29 2013

President John Mahama is billed to deliver the keynote address at the third Times CEO Summit Africa in London on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

C TONGU:
Assembly prepares for 2012 FOAT assessment
Monday, April 29 2013

The Central Tongu District assembly hopes to qualify and benefit from the next batch of the district development facility (DDF) to improve its financial outlook for more development projects.

K NANKANA W:
Children with deformity get chance to live
Monday, April 29 2013

A grand durbar was over the weekend organized by Afrikids, a Non-governmental agency(NGO) in the Kassena Nankana West District  to exhibit the road so far in 20 years concerning advocacy and crusade against sacrifices of children born with deformity.

SOCIAL:
Probe activities of MMDAs – Asempa
Monday, April 29 2013

The Former Public Relations Director for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Ernest Addison Asempa is calling for a thorough check into activities of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

HEALTH:
We won’t call off strike - Doctors insist
Tuesday, April 30 2013

The Ghana Medical Association has stated that it is resolute with its strike and would not call it off until certain conditions are fulfilled.

EDUCATION:
WAEC cancels leaked Government 1&2 papers
Tuesday, April 30 2013

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has canceled Government 1&2 examination papers after "routine inspections" revealed that the secrecy of papers before examination date, have been "compromised", a statement issued in Accra has said.

POLITICS:
MMDAs tasked to find innovative ways to get funding
Tuesday, April 30 2013

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), have been called upon to find innovation ways of getting funding for the development of their respective areas instead of over-relying on the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF).

SOCIAL:
Parliament approves 35 deputy ministers-designate
Tuesday, April 30 2013

Parliament has, during an emergency sitting yesterday, approved the nomination of 35 deputy ministers designate to occupy various deputy ministerial positions in government.

LEKMA:
Julius Debrah tours 2 municipalities
Tuesday, April 30 2013

Mr Julius Debrah, Greater Accra Regional Minister has called on the people of NingoPrampram and Ledzokuku-Krowor to work hard and support the President to advance the Better Ghana Agenda.