This year’s May/June West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) begins today.
The Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly exceeded its revenue target for 2013 by GH¢69,134.32, which represented 8.08 per cent over the previous year.
Chief Executive for Ketu North, Claver Kofi Lawson said the assembly needed to put in more strategies into collecting property rates and basic rates to maintain the good performance in internally generated revenue.
Mrs Evenly Anita Stokes-Hayford, Ghanas Ambassador to Italy has urged the Government to look for innovative ways of making agriculture attractive to the youth.
Enchi College of Education (ENCHICO) in the Aowin District of the Western region has held its 5th graduation ceremony over the weekend in a colorful ceremony at the forecourt of the institution.
At least 15 final year students of Bright Senior High School at Kukurantumi in the Eastern region have been denied the opportunity of writing their papers in the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for charging their phones illegally in the school.
The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA), last year Internally generated GH 782,457.05 revenue representing 81% instead of a projected amount of GH 962,269.00.
The Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly has adopted measures to prevent unplanned physical development and the springing up of slums.
The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) in consultation with the camps of Braimah “Bukom Banku” Kamoko and Michael “Ayittey Powers” Okine have fixed Friday, May 16, for the much awaited bout at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Garu-Tempane District Assembly has moved to support five selected Traditional rulers to acquire some decent pavilions in their respective communities.
Subsequent to the recent fuel price adjustment, the Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GTRCC) is expected to hold talks with the Ministry of Transportation on the next transport fares for commercial vehicles.
Mr. Akwasi Oppong Ababio, the Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive has criticized parents who deny their children breakfast because of the school Feeding Programme being implemented by the government.
Local Gov’t Committee of Parliament to tour new districts
Chairman of the Local Government Committee in Parliament, Hon. Dominic Azumah has revealed that the committee will very soon tour the newly created Districts within the country.
The Paramount Chief of Kukuom Traditional Area, Osahene Kwaku Aterkyi II has commended the Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Dr Henry Seidu Daannaa for bringing on board new changes and developments to the chieftaincy Ministry.
A non-governmental Organisation (NGO), 4-H is collaborating with the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly and the Municipal Directorates of Agriculture and Education to establish a National Youth Training Centre in the municipality.
Mr Alhassan Mohammed Sorugudoo, Sagnarigu District Chief Executive, has warned chiefs and other people who encroach on state lands to keep off, or have their properties demolished without compensation to pave way for development projects.
The District Chief Executive of Abura Asebu Kwamankese together with the education directorate has distributed 400 dual desks to thirteen selected schools in the district.
As a new district, the Akatsi North District Assembly is confronted with accommodation difficulties especially for its workers and staff of other decentralized organizations, a situation that compelled an appreciable number of workers in the district to reside in nearby districts like Ketu North, Akatsi South and Agortime Ziope districts.
Mrs Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North, has presented items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to selected schools in her constituency.
Mr Isaac Kweku Sam, Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipal Chief Executive, has expressed dissatisfaction at the low performance of both commissioned and permanent revenue collectors of the assembly and warned that inactive collectors would be laid off.
Mr Ransford Delali Kasu, Assembly Member for Klefe Electoral Area in the Ho Municipal Assembly has instituted a scholarship scheme for basic school pupils in the area.
The District Chief Executive of Amansie Central in the Ashanti Region, Emmanuel Dede Appiah has cautioned final year students at the Jacubu Senior High Technical School against any malpractices during their examinations.
Generating internal funds has become a source of worry to the Kwabre East District Assembly as they revenue generated annually continue to dwindle.
The Northern Regional Directorate of Education has taken delivery of some learning materials for distribution to selected basic schools in the Northern region.
Sunyani, arguably the cleanest city in the country, has a hidden dark spot which needs to be addressed.
Mr Williams Abotzabire, the Principal of the Community Health Nurse Training School at Tanoso, has expressed worry over inadequate infrastructure in the school.
Accommodation for District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Asokore Manpong Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region is said to have reached its completion stage with only few works left to be done.
Six grandaunts who completed training in hair dressing have received six separate hair dryers amounting to Ghs36, 000 from the Member of Parliament for Upper West Akim Constituency, Hon. Amankwanor Sam Joseph.
District Chief Executive of Amansie Central, Emmanuel Dede Appiah has ordered Mr. Akrasi Sarpong, the Assistant Headmaster (Academics) of Jacubo Senior High Technical School to hand over all school properties and vacate the bungalow he is occupying within one week.
The Ghana State Book Project has launched Techiman State Book in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region to help both local and international communities to have easy access to credible information about the “Takyiman State”.
The Government has purchased assorted medical equipment worth 57 million dollars for the Regional Hospital in Sunyani.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Doe Adjaho on Friday visited the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region to console with victims of last week’s rain storm.
The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has launched a US,498,465 quality rice development project to increase rice production and reduce food insecurity in the country.
Cross-border trade in agricultural and food produce in West Africa has suffered a lot of setbacks mainly due to road harassment practices, a survey report has indicated.
Mr Charles Kweku Yorke, Head of Research at the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA), on Thursday advised farmers to prepare their lands and plan adequately towards the rainy season.
Mr Robert Asiedu, Assemblyman for Aboabo Number One Electoral Area in the Dormaa Municipality, has appealed to political parties to refrain from meddling in district assembly elections.
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Central Region to develop new investment ideas to promote investment.
A nine member committee to oversee the implementation of the Suame Magazine Industrial Park Complex has been inaugurated.
Mr. Augustis Nii Lante Cleland, Western Regional Director of Education has tasked colleges of education to train and produce competent teachers for the countrys basic schools.
First batch of 20 houses out of the 100 unit houses under the Social Housing Scheme will be completed and handed over to the management of the Tamale Community Cooperative Credit Union Limited (TCCCUL) for onward distribution to members before the end of April this year.
President John Dramani Mahama, in his state of the nation’s address this year, said it was the government’s vision to extend quality health care to all Ghanaians irrespective of their geographical location.
Construction works are on course to complete the biggest marine frontier project in Ghana — the Ada Coastal Protection Works — by the end of 2016.
The government has launched a programme to distribute 350,000 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders and stoves free of charge in rural districts by the end of 2016.
District Chief Executive of Asuogyaman district Assembly, Thomas Ampem has hinted that the assembly in consultation with the Ghana Highways Authority has been able to iron out most difficulties faced by travelers on the Senchi-ferry.
Decline in students performances in the two external examinations organized for Junior and Senior High Schools in the Upper East Region has been attributed to the absence of a substantive Regional Director of Education in the Region for the past two years.
Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Health, on Friday inaugurated five polyclinics in the Brong-Ahafo Region constructed at the cost of 10 million dollars.
There is the need for ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in the country to institute gender audits to ensure that gender is effectively mainstreamed and incorporated into all activities of the state, a state official has said.
The Ghana Cashew Industry Association (GCIA) has launch the first ever cashew season in the country, in Wenchi on the theme “harnessing the economic and climatic benefits of cashew; the strategic non-traditional export commodity”.
Construction of a new Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compound estimated at two hundred and fifty thousand Ghana cedis (GHs250, 000.00) is nearing completion at Dodi Asantekrom in the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region.
Traditional authorities in the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region have been called upon to use traditional festivals to transform and shape destiny of their society for a better Ghana.
The Presbyterian Health Service-North (PHS-N) and the Christian Blind Mission have launched a Maternal Health Social Accountability Project to be implemented in the Builsa North, Binduri and Pusiga districts of the Upper East Region.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Fanteakwa in the Eastern Region, Mr. Abass Fusieni Sbaabe has expressed worry over the future of school going children in the district, following the recent poor performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Hebrews Mining Company, a Ghanaian owned small scale mining company has provided social amenities to improve the living condition of residents of Akyem Mampong, a farming community in Atiwa District of the Eastern Region.
The Nkaben Area Council in the Afigya-Kwabre District has elected new officers with a call to them to support the assembly to raise its revenue collection performance.
The Chiefs and people of Tema have been asked to bury their differences and pursue the path of unity and development.
Asante-Akim North District Assembly, has promised a cash reward of GH10,000.00 to each of the 35 junior high schools in the area, who achieve 90 per cent score pass in the Basic Education Certificate Examination.
Torgbui Adzagba the first, the newly-installed Development Chief of Aflao has affirmed his commitment and readiness to develop and transform Aflao to enable the area unearth its economic potential.
About 15,000 members of the National Pensioners Association (NPA) of Social Security National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) in the Northern, Upper East and West regions would start enjoying their new medical scheme in February 2015.
Transportation worries of residents of Ayensu Village in the Fanteakwa District in the Eastern Region have been mitigated following construction of a steel bridge to link the community to other areas.
Mr. Nii Lantey Vanderpuiye, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry has paid a day visit to industries in the Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region to familiarize himself with their operations and to assess how best government can support promote them.
Work on the mortuary project at the Tema General Hospital will be completed within the next six (6) months, MCE for Tema Metropolitan Assembly, Mr. Isaac Ashai Odamtten has indicated.
Eighty-three Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region were given assistance through the Persons With Disability Fund ((PWF) last year, District Chief Executive, Claver Kofi Lawson has said.
The Asokore Manpong Municipal Assembly will soon complete work on an Information Communication Technology Centre (ICT) at Adukrom to improve the teaching and learning of ICT in the area.
Some 3,000 smallholder farmers from 16 communities in the Upper East, Upper West and the Northern regions had benefited from a training programme on climate change adaptation measures.
The Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG) says it will in the next few months introduce new meters which will enable them effectively monitor the devices to curb tempering by some customers.
The Headmistress of Aburaman Senior High School, Madam Alberta Obiriwa Rigg-Stewart, has appealed to the government, non-governmental organizations and private companies to assist the School to complete the water project it started a year ago.
Ghana’s revenue from cocoa is likely to significantly improve this year.
Four communities in the Kumasi metropolis are beneficiaries of an initiative by city authorities to address health, security and transportation challenges confronting the people.
The Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly at its first ordinary meeting of the forth session of the fifth Assembly donated 200 bags of cements to the Management of Klo-Agogo Senior High School (SHS) to improve upon the school’s infrastructure.
Metropolitan Chief Executive for the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, Mr. Isaac Ashai Odamtten affirmed the Assembly’s commitment of making Tema one of the cleanest cities within the country in a project dubbed ‘Clean Tema’.
A new Polyclinic has been inaugurated at Techimantia in the Tano South District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
Information Communication Technology (ICT) has over the years gained much roots in developed nations as well as developing ones like Ghana.
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has ordered its drivers to revert transport fares to the original prices.
Traditional Authorities in the Eastern Region have lauded the outgoing Minister, Helen Adwoa Ntosoh for spearheading efforts to bring peace to the region.
Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister for Trade and Industry, has asked the managers of the Rural Enterprises Project (REP) to show concrete results in terms of people they are able to directly support.
The National President of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), Mr Mohammed Adam Nashiru has rubuked government for paying lip service on creating jobs for the teaming unemployed youth in the country.
The Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, (STMA) is developing a new Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP) to help the assembly properly plan for the socio-economic growth of the metropolis.
Mr Amadu Sulley, a Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) on Tuesday bemoaned voter apathy during District Level Elections (DLE) in Ghana since the country accepted constitutional rule.
Sand winning at beaches in the Central Region is not only destroying the environment but also hotels, restaurants and other investments along the coast. The inhabitants are, therefore, appealing to the Regional Police Command and the Environmental Protection Agency to assist in curbing the practice so as to save the Region from possible loss of beach front properties.
Mr. Emmanuel Dede Appiah, District Chief Executive of Amansie Central District has advised junior high school (JHS) leavers who could not gain admission to senior high schools not to waste away but enroll in vocational institutions to acquire employable skills.
Stakeholders in the education sector in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region led by the District Assembly and the District Directorate of Education have shifted their attention to rewarding hard work of schools and individual students as step towards arresting the falling standard of education in the district.
The Mayor for Tema, Mr. Isaac Ashai Odamtten has called on residents within the area to offer their support for the street naming exercise in order to realize the motive behind the exercise as directed by the government.
Strong revenue base of district assemblies is a sure way to tackling developmental challenges confronting communities in the various assemblies. As such, various assemblies continue to adopt strategies to increase funds towards their developmental plans.
The inauguration of the Lower Manya Municipal Assembly was on Wednesday marred by a demonstration organized by the Concerned Youth of Lower Manya Krobo and members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The Sunyani Municipal Assembly in January-February, mobilised GH197,615.57, Mr Kwasi Oppong Ababio, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) said on Thursday in Sunyani.
The Agona West Municipal Assembly on Thursday presented 250 tables and chairs to Swedru School of Business (SWESBUS) and Nyakrom Secondary Technical School.
Today is the day the opposition New Patriotic Party will elect new national party leaders ahead of a party defining national election in 2016.
President John Dramani Mahama, on Friday swore-in two envoys with a call on them to leverage bilateral relations that would attract investors into the country.
The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), will Saturday distribute relief items to victims of a rainstorm at West Mamprusi in the Northern Region.
The Sunyani Municipal Assembly today retained Mr Agbedra Sanyo Yao as the Presiding Member (PM) for the second time after a third round of voting in Sunyani.
The Eastern Regional Grasscutter Farmers Association are planning to export grasscutters abroad.
Lack of offices in some Districts in Brong-Ahafo is a challenge to the performance of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in the Region.
The Minister of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Clement Kofi Humado has entreated rubber farmers in the country to form farm groups in order to access technological support to enhance production.
The lack of an Accident and Emergency Unit at the Half Assini Government Hospital in the Jomoro District has left hospital authorities with no option than to hospitalize victims of emergencies in plastic chairs.
An ambitious plan to provide potable water to all communities in the Ketu North District has so far seen significant impact with the drilling of one hundred and seventy boreholes (170).
Some selected deprived communities in the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam District in the Central Region have been earmarked to benefit from potable water expansion program to be carried out in the district.
Due to the bureaucratic process in acquiring building permits from city authorities before erecting structures on lands, some estate developers and land owners take to the latter or adopt dubious means of getting permits without passing through the right channels.
The Assemblyman for the Agbogba Electoral Area in the Ga East Municipality, Mr. Joseph Owuo Armah is pleading on government to help complete an abandoned school project for the Ashongman D/A school.
Falling standard of education in the Yilo Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region remain concern to stakeholders who are making efforts to reverse the trend.
For the past three years in Gushegu District in the Northern region, as many as 15 communities have duly benefited from clean water facilities meant to boost efforts in the water system of the area, District Chief Executive of the Assembly, Fuseini Alhassan revealed.
The 4.6-kilometre Tetteh-Quarshie – Atomic Junction highway in Accra is scheduled to be completed on the next three months.
The German Technical Cooperation GIZ in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Farm Radio International have launched a radio service program in Primukyeae a farming community in the Atebubu-Amantin district aimed at educating farmers on the effects of climate change.
The Effiduase Methodist School Complex near Koforidua, has launched a 60,000-Ghana-Cedi project to construct a wall around the school.
The Kpando Municipal Assembly (KpMA) has pledged its continued commitment to introducing multi-sectoral programmes, to sensitise People With Disabilities (PWDs) on their rights, obligations and potentials, through literacy campaigns and other activities.
The Fanteakwa District Assembly has taken its commitment to increasing access to education and improves quality of education in the district to a new height by ensuring that through its own small way, a new senior high school is built.
District Chief Executive of the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam District, Peter Light Koomson has observed that with the right attitude and commitment on the part of revenue collectors and adoption of new techniques by management, the assembly would be able to meet its revenue targets.
The Garu-Tempane District Assembly has this year released a minimum of six school block projects to improve access to education in all parts of the district.
Routine unannounced visits embarked upon to Ministries and Departments by Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Upper-East Regional Minister, has drastically reduced absenteeism and lateness to work by some workers in the region.
A sixty-year-old retired engineer of Noble Gold Mines at Bibiani, Nana Obeng Panin II, who had served as community head (Odikro) of Nyantaase since 2005, has been elevated and made chief of the community.His elevation is a reward for hard work, dedication, meritorious service and good leadership.
Residents of Bimbila in the Northern Region have called for a complete lifting of the curfew imposed on the area.
The late former Member of Parliament for the Atebubu-Amantin Constituency, Mr. Emmanuel Owusu Mainu was laid to rest at Amantin last Saturday.
The Atebubu teachers and educational workers welfare club has acquired a 42 seater Ashdok Leyland bus to help in the transportation of its members.
The Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, on Monday announced that Cabinet has approved the Petroleum Exploration and Production Bill, and would soon be laid before Parliament.
The Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts, Ms Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare, has expressed satisfaction at the preparation made towards the Okwahu Paragliding Festival at Atibie in the Kwahu South District.
The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District (A.E.E.D.) Assembly in the Central Region, has initiated measures aimed at expanding its revenue base for development purposes.
Mr Roland Adatuu, Chief Executive Officer of Youth Link Ghana, has asserted that sexual immorality among pupils of basic schools in the Kassena-Nankana area significantly contribute to falling standards in education.
The Ministry of Health has rubbished reports of alleged bloating of a contract price for the re-construction and up-grading of the Ridge Hospital in Accra.
Mr Issahaku Bukari, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Bawku, has hinted that the Assembly had put in place adequate measures to prevent the occurrence of disasters in the area.
Mr Amoli Abako, the Tolon District Director of Education, has expressed worry about the consistent falling standards in the performance of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the district and said it needed a holistic approach to reverse the trend.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Kadjebi district, Jacob Alebinde Asogonnde in fact exhibited genuine concern and love for the victims of the Ahamansu rain storm disaster that occurred on Sunday, 1st April, 2014.
Mr Albert Akuka Allzuuga, Garu-Tempane District Chief Executive (DCE) has reiterated Governments commitment to construct dams at Tamne and Pwalugu in the Upper East Region.
Ghana on Wednesday signed an economic agreement with Turkey to enhance trade between the two countries.
The Better Ghana Agenda has finally dawned on residents of New Town, an Electoral Area within the Nkoranza South District in the Brong Ahafo Region, with the proliferation of developmental projects.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry has secured a $35-million Indian Exim Bank facility to establish a new sugar factory at Komenda.
The Human Resource Department of theTwifo Atti-Morkwa District Assembly had organised one day orientation programme for its staff on the management information system of the Department.
Three Senior High/Technical Schools in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region together presented a total of 696 candidates for this year’s West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination [WASSCE].
The German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Farm Radio International have launched a radio service program in Primukyeae a farming community in the Atebubu-Amantin district aimed at educating farmers on the effects of climate change.
The Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Francis Ganyaglo has given the assurance that government will fulfil its promise to construct a sports complex in the Volta Regional capital, Ho.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Julius Debrah, has urged Municipal and District Chief Executives to focus on jobs creation in their various districts and municipalities, to help reduce the unemployment rate in the country.
Participants at a days forum on maternal health in Ho have urged Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to prepare special budgets to promote maternal health in their areas.
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts (MOTCCA) is constructing seven receptive facilities at Salaga, Gwollu, Axim, Kpetoe, Agogo, Saltpond and Wli to enhance tourist visitations.
The Nurses and Midwives Council of Ghana has began organizing a series of regional workshops for its members, t to promote and guarantee the highest quality of nursing and midwifery care to the public.
The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) has been ordered to retrieve almost three million Ghana Cedis from two companies producing butter nut squash for the European Market.
The Presiding Member of the South Tongu District Assembly, Mr. John Sedo Agbemabiese has strongly condemned the spirit of division crippling into members which has the tendency of drawing their developmental efforts back.
The Kwabre East District Assembly in the Ashanti Region has put a freeze on new projects while work on already initiated ones have stalled due to central government delay in releasing funds to assemblies.
Stakeholders in Education in the Talensi District held education forum to deliberate on strategies to making the best out of the available resources to improving standard of education in the district.
Head of Financial Stability at the Bank of Ghana, Mr Benjamin Amoah has said there is a slowdown in the depreciation of the Cedi, after measures by the Bank of Ghana (BOG) to halt it.
Assembly Members in the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam District have been entreated to get involved and show more commitment towards the crusade to give education a new meaning in the district.
Mr Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture has announced that government has allocated rice production targets to all regions in the country to become self-sufficient by 2017.
Members of the Shama District Assembly have protested against a proposal from the Ministry of Fisheries that a private investor from outside the district should manage a cold store constructed by the government for the Shama area.
Bertha Tepey, a retailer in textiles has suggested that government tackled the alleged widespread plagiarizing of African textile designs in China at the bilateral level.
Mr Raphael Godlove Ahenu, Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a human rights and anti-corruption Non-Governmental Organisation, has blamed assembly and unit committee members for the low level of development in local communities.
A well attended Easter durbar on Saturday brought together the chiefs and people of Abutia -Kissiflui and Abutia Kpogadzi, both in the Volta Region, for the first time in several decades.
The European Union has provided a grant of 700,000 Euros to four Ghanaian institutions under the Trade Related Assistance and Quality Enabling Programme (TRAQUE) for capacity development.
The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), in collaboration with other stakeholders would be concentrating efforts in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions, which have high transmission of malaria.
The Gushegu District Assembly is highly committed to improve the level of sanitation in its various environs as it had geared up to increase institutional latrines in some selected schools of the area.
The Chief Executive of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, Mr. Isaac Ashai Odamtten has assured staff that logistical constraints will soon be a thing of the past saying that they (TMA) are putting measures in place to solve such drawbacks.
A two-day workshop on Ethico-Legal issues in Nursing and Midwifery Practice for Nurses and Midwifery Managers in Sunyani, in the Brong-Ahafo Region has ended.
The International Central Gospel Church (Tantra Hill branch) has inaugurated a borehole for the community to help curb the water problem people face.
The Nzema Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland, has presented medical equipment worth, 2000 pounds to some health centres in the Nzema area of the Western Region to support quality health care delivery.
Mr Samuel Oppong, Agona West Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has appealed to Ghanaians to bear with government in her efforts at addressing the current economic crisis facing the country.
The Ashaiman Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Jonathan Ametefe Adams Godoe, has called on members of the general public to assist the service with logistics to enable it meet the growing needs of the communities.
Several houses and school infrastructure in the Daboya township, got their roofs blown away when a severe rainstorm hit the town and its surrounding communities on Sunday night, causing havoc to life and property.
The German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and stakeholders, have launched the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) project in Ghana.
The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) is offering temporary structure permits to encourage owners of illegal structures and signboards to conform to the Assemblys bylaws and conventions.
Mr Raphael Godlove Ahenu, Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a human rights and anti-corruption Non-Governmental Organisation, has blamed assembly and unit committee members for the low level of development in local communities.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Ejisu-Juaben in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Afrifa Yamoah Ponko has made it known that his assembly is very fumed by the trend of pornography act by children in the area.
Old national executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will today formally render account and hand over to newly elected officers to pave way for the new officers to take over the reins of the party.
Under a new Presidential Initiative dubbed: “District Presidential Industrialisation Initiative,” the government, through existing agencies, is supporting rural entrepreneurs to build their capacity to increase output for a ready market.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Kpone Katamanso District Assembly (KKDA), Alhaji Issah Antiee Tetteh says as long as the Assembly continues to have boundary issues with Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), development in the district will be
Dr Stanislaus Alu Kandingdi, Kassena East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has expressed worry at the continuous massive failure of candidates in the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) within the municipality.
A total of six hundred and ten desks made up of four hundred and fifty (450) mono desks and one hundred and sixty (160) dual desks have been handed over to the Fanteakwa District Directorate of Education.
Residents of Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region have commended the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Mr. Phillip Oppong Amponsah for his hard work to improve the lives of the people in the Municipality.
Mr James Atta Kakra Baidoe, Nzema East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has appealed to K2 Associates, contractors working on the 110 Km Agona-Nkwanta-Elubo dual carriage road, to sprinkle water on the facility to avoid excessive dust.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Akatsi South, Mr. Bernard Ahiafor, has commended traditional religious worshipers at Dagbamete in the Akatsi South District for using their religion to promote development, peace, and unity among the people in the area over the years, which, he said, needed to be encouraged for the benefit of the present and future generations.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Julius Debrah has inaugurated the Odomankoma Ahenfie Tourist Site, at Aboabo, a village near Begoro in the Fanteakwa District.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, (KMA), says it will employ the services of school children to plant a million trees under its “Kumasi Urban Forestry Project”.
President John Dramani Mahama has pledged Ghana’s support for an Economic Partnership Agreement negotiated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), warning “it will be disastrous if we implement the EPA unilaterally as individual countries.”
The Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Company Limited is to take delivery of 230 new buses in June, Deputy Operations Manager of the Company for the Northern Sector, Mr Stephen Abukari has announced.
A new recreational centre for fisher folks in Moree in the Abura –Asebu-Kwamankese District in the central Region has been commissioned.
Contractors working on various government projects in the Daffiama-Busie-Issah District of the Upper West Region have abandoned their respective project sites, claiming the government has stopped paying them.
Women’s Ministry of the Ghana Congress on Evangelization (GHACOE) has launched an entrepreneurial skills training programme in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region to train women and the youth, to equipp them with employable skills to start their own businesses or make them economically active.
The police in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality in the Ashanti Region have arrested 18 children and young adults for watching pornographic movies and playing video games.
A Former Council of State Member, Nana Kodua Kesse is advocating for the abolishment of awarding contracts to people who have attained their retirement age to stay on the job.
The Gushegu District Assembly has invested heavily into the establishment of a community centre which will help residents get a standard facility for social programmes and other important gatherings.
Unit Committees at the Akatsi North District have been charged to be up and doing in supporting the assembly to achieve its developmental targets.
Nyomoase community health planning and services (CHPS) compound in the Atebubu-Amantin District has been honored for emerging the 3rd best facility in the Brong Ahafo region for 2013 in the National Health Awards organized by the ministry of health.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan on Friday cautioned personnel of the service to operate within the law and avoid excesses.
The Gyasehene of Asankrangwa Traditional Area, Nana Adubuahene, has appealed to the government to intensify its operation to flush out foreigners, especially Chinese, mining illegally in the Tano River.
Mr Alhassan Andani, Managing Director, Stanbic Bank, has called for the enhancement of corporate governance in an effort to build the economy.
The Ghana Tourism Authority in collaboration with Birim Central Municipal Assembly and Akyem Kotoku Traditional Council has developed a business plan to develop the Big Tree tourist site.
A draft of a new economic model, which seeks to break the vicious economic cycle which Ghana has endured over the years would be outdoored in May.
The Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) says it would advise itself if negotiations on the increment of the minimum wage is not concluded before May 1.
World Vision Ghana (WVG), an international NGO, has presented medical supplies worth GH 63,709 to Saboba District Health Management Team (DHMT) as part of activities marking this years World Malaria Day.
The South-Tongu District Assembly, has mapped out strategies to ensure effective revenue mobilisation.
The United State Agency for International Development (USAID), is preparing farmers from the three Northern Regions for this years farming season, through the Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE Two) Project.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Offinso South, Mr Baffour Kese-Amankwa, has underscored the need for district assemblies to raise enough internally generated funds (IGF) to carry out their development projects.
The people of the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region can now boast a community basic school designed to provide their children with free education up to the junior high school level.
Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Volta Regional Minister, has entreated municipal and district assemblies in the region to innovate mobilising from their local resources than the over-reliance on the statutory receipts such as the district assemblies common fund (DACF) and the district development facility (DDF).
The Jomoro District Assembly has sponsored 59 needy but brilliant students in the area to Nursing and Teacher training institutions since 2010.
Government has through the Northern Rural Growth Programme completed the construction of a 17.5km feeder road from Yagha to Gbetuori in the Upper West Region.
The Presidency has condemned the leadership of the Trades Union Congress for threatening drastic action against government if the minimum wage isn’t increased before Thursday.
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are calling for the legalisation of their role as watchdog to supervise the work of the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) in order to strengthen the local government system in the country and also bring development to the people.
The Ministry of Interior and the National Security secretariat have approved the establishment of a military base in Atebubu to help curb the insurgence of criminal activities in the area and other adjoining districts like Sene east, Sene west as well as Pru.
A six unit classroom block by the Catholic Church has been inaugurated for the people of Kukuom in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo region.
The New Juaben Municipal Assembly is to construct a lorry station and stores at the old Koforidua-Ho-Somanya station popularly known as ofos line as a measure to decongest the area and give it a facelift.
The Zabzugu District assembly has received an advice from the District Development Facility Secretariat that based on its performance in the Functional Organisational Assessment Tool (FOAT V) 2011 assessment; the district has been allocated GH¢484,636.00.
Citizens of Ave-Afiadenyigba living abroad have been advised to come home and support efforts of the district assembly, government and the other citizens at home to develop the town to an appreciable status.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has secured a 40-million euro funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to implement the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Project (GUMPP) in four major cities, namely, Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi, Tamale and Ho, for the provision of infrastructure facilities.
Ghana must have a common platform for issuing Identification cards that serve various statutory needs, President John Dramani Mahama has said.
About 350 residents of Aboabo and Asokore Mampong in the Asokore Mampong municipality in the Ashanti Region have benefitted from a two-day free medical screening.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has commenced distribution of equipment for the street naming and property registration exercise nationwide.
Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu has indicated that a Committee headed by Prof. Benyin has been set up to investigate some looming boundary disputes brewing among the newly created MMDAs and already existing ones.
Hundreds of schools in the Northern Region, one of the most deprived areas in the country, are in dire need of more than 7,600 trained teachers.
More than 10 communities in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region of Ghana will from December, 2014 start enjoying potable treated water under the Small Town Water Supply System (STWSS) project. These will include communities in and around Zorkor and Bongo-Soe.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), incollaboration with the Manhyia Palace, is to embark on a city-wide clean-upexercise on Saturday, May 3.