AOWIN SUAMAN :
Library gets support
Saturday, May 01 2010

Books for Africa Projects, a non-governmental organisation, has donated over 3,400 books on various subjects to the Enchi community library in the Aowin-Suaman District of the Western Region.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Tarkwa Nsuaem to set up industrial housing estates
Saturday, May 01 2010

The Tarkwa Nsueam Municipal Assembly(TNMA), is to construct industrial and housing estates in accordance with government policy

BOLGATANGA :
FOMWAG to build orphanage in Bolgatanga
Saturday, May 01 2010

The Upper East Regional President of the Federation of Muslim Women Association of Ghana (FOMWAG), Hajia Sheitu Tahiru, has expressed concern about the increasing numbers of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS in Zongo communities in the region.

ASUTIFI :
Newmont committed to protect environment
Saturday, May 01 2010

Newmont Ghana’s General Manager of Environmental and Social Responsibility, Mr. Dan .V. Michaelsen, says the company is conscious of the impact of its operations on the environment and will not do anything to degrade it. 

STMA :
Second phase of Sekondi-Takoradi Street Lighting Project launched
Saturday, May 01 2010

Deputy Energy Minister, Hon. Kofi Armah Buah has cut the sod for work to start on the second phase of the Sekondi-Takoradi Street lighting project.

HOHOE :
Gov’t poised to reduce maternal mortality rates
Saturday, May 01 2010

The Government in collaboration with major actors, including development partners, is drawing an action-oriented strategy to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates.

NATIONAL :
Ghanaian workers saluted
Saturday, May 01 2010

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has sent a congratulatory message to workers on the occasion of this year’s May Day.

NATIONAL:
Tourism industry sustains high performance
Saturday, May 01 2010

Ghana has been adjudged the topmost cultural destination in Africa, as it receives the largest number of tourists who visit Africa for cultural
purposes ranking amonst the top tourism destinations in Africa.

NATIONAL:
New Transport system to reduce congestion in Accra
Saturday, May 01 2010

The Government in collaboration with the World Bank and the French
Development Agency is to implement a 95 million US Dollar Transport
Project aimed at reducing congestion and the related environmental
pollution and greenhouse emissions.

NATIONAL:
Single Spine Salary effective July – Mills assures
Saturday, May 01 2010

President Atta Mills has given the strongest assurance yet that, barring any unforeseen circumstance, the much-anticipated Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS), to ensure uniformity and equality in public sector pay, will take effect from July this year.

NATIONAL:
Decentralize policy fair -Participants
Saturday, May 01 2010

Participants at the policy fair have asked organisers to extend it to the regions and districts to allow more of the citizens to benefit from it.

AMA:
Catholic church defiled
Sunday, May 02 2010

The precinct of Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church in Accra on Sunday was splashed with human excreta in what is believed to be in protest against the visit of Archbishop Palmer Buckle.

(LEGON) GA EAST:
Commonwealth Hall to admit women
Sunday, May 02 2010

With effect from the 2010/2011 academic year, the Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana will no longer be a single-sex hall for male students of the university.

ASANTE AKIM NORTH:
10 shot by police
Sunday, May 02 2010

Ten persons, who were part of a group of demonstrators that clashed with the Police at Agogo in the Asante-Akim North Municipality on Friday, have sustained gunshot wounds.

GA EAST
: No potable water in Adenkrebi
Sunday, May 02 2010

Residents of Adenkrebi in the Ga East municipality, lack potable drinking water.

AMA
: Accra and slums
Sunday, May 02 2010

About one-third of residents in Accra live in slums and as a result do not enjoy adequate social services.

(AMASAMAN) GA WEST ;
Amasaman hospital on health situation
Sunday, May 02 2010

Health workers at the Amasaman municipal hospital have attributed the rising number of complications to lack of potable water in the area.

WENCHI :
MCE defends 400 million cedis expenditure
Sunday, May 02 2010

The woes of the embattled Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Wenchi, Osei Yaw Adjei, seem to be deepening by the day, as his own National Democratic Congress (NDC) party members continue to agitate for his removal from office.

NATIONAL:
Minister advises MMDAs
Sunday, May 02 2010

The Western Regional Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo, has called on the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) Secretariat, to as a matter of urgency, stop the numerous indiscriminate deductions from the funds allocated to the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) for development projects.

NATIONAL :
First Lady names Vessel ’FPSO Kwame Nkrumah’
Monday, May 03 2010

The first lady, Mrs Naadu Mills has reassured prospective investors that Ghana is and continues to be a safe place to invest their money, provided they comply with the investment laws of the country. She said government will not do anything to frustrate their investment in Ghana.

NATIONAL:
Ghana orders 300 gas-powered buses from India
Monday, May 03 2010

Commercial production of oil is due to start in Ghana in December 2010, and already government is planning ahead on what to do with the natural gas that will be produced alongside.

(SEKONDI)STMA :
Prison break: 3 more arrested, 4 on the run
Monday, May 03 2010

Police in the Western Region have recaptured four of the eight hardened criminals who broke jail on Sunday, May 2 at the Sekondi
Central Prisons.

NATIONAL:
Govt outlines measures on agriculture
Monday, May 03 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama says the government has
outlined measures to support farmers increase food production and
become exporters of food.

ACCRA:
ECG acquires 13 mobile sub-stations
Monday, May 03 2010

The Electricity Company of Ghana has taken delivery of thirteen (13) mobile sub-stations which will temporarily provide power to customers for emergency purposes until full power is restored.

ACCRA:
Minister calls for functional departments at MMDAs
Monday, May 03 2010

The local government Minister Hon. Joseph Yieleh Chireh has emphasised government’s commitment to ensuring that the decentralisation concept is fully and effectively implemented.

NATIONAL:
Enact broadcasting law- Prof. Karikari
Monday, May 03 2010

Government has been urged to speed up the enactment of broadcasting law in Ghana.

AMA :
Bishop Palmer Buckle denies allegations
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Gabriel Charles Palmer Buckle has denied owning a two million dollar property at the plush Trassacco Valley in Accra.

AMA :
Christian Council reacts to attack on Catholic church
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana has described as criminal, last Sunday’s ’shit-bombing’ incident at the Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church in Accra.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Match tax collection with development projects
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has asked the New Juaben Municipal Assembly to demonstrate the linkage between the revenue it collects and the services it provides, to encourage people to honour their tax obligations.  

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
Restore ceded Revenue-NALAG
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The president of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, has called on government to restore ceded revenue to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to enable them to get enough funds for development projects.

ATWIMA -MPONUA :
Constitution week launched.
Tuesday, May 04 2010

Mrs. Theresah Adomako Tawiah, Atwima-Mponua District Chief Executive, says Ghana’s goal of achieving middle income status would be a mirage if the people remained uninformed and kept on the sidelines of the political governance.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA :
Two die in accident
Tuesday, May 04 2010

Two persons were killed on the spot while two others sustained injuries when a private car on which they were travelling was involved in an accident at Gomoa Amenfi near Winneba Junction on Sunday.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Chiefs to take Holy Communion
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The Asante Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, is to introduce reforms to make it possible for Chiefs and Queens in the Church to take Holy Communion.

AKYEMANSA :
District and three others receive school uniforms
Tuesday, May 04 2010

Schoolchildren in three districts in the Eastern Region have benefited from the government’s free school uniform programme.

NATIONAL :
Best civil servant for 2010
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The Director of Administration at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Mrs Cynthia Asare-Bediako, has been adjudged the best civil servant for 2010.

TAMALE :
Girls camp held.
Tuesday, May 04 2010

A survey conducted by the Centre for Active Learning and Integrated Development has identified girl defilement and early marriage practices as some major causes of the astronomical increase in girls’ dropout of school in some selected districts of the northern region.

NATIONAL :
VRA needs 665 million dollars
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The Volta River Authority (VRA) needs US$665 million to enable it to generate power up to the end of the year.

BIRIM SOUTH :
Drivers mate slashed for indecent touch
Tuesday, May 04 2010

Kwadwo Kyei, a carpenter, who inflicted cutlass wounds on the head of a driver’s mate for patting on the buttocks of his wife has been remanded in prison custody by the Akim Swedru Circuit Court in the Birim South District.

BIRIM SOUTH :
2 to pay 400 cedis as fine
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The Akim Swedru Circuit Court in the Birim South District, has convicted two farmers who stole two bags of oranges valued at GH¢25 from a farm, to a total fine of GH¢400.

NATIONAL :
World Asthma day today
Tuesday, May 04 2010

This years World Asthma Day, people suffering from asthma in low- and middle-income countries can find new hope in its theme “You Can Control Your Asthma”, thanks to the Asthma Drug Facility created by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

(KANESHIE) AMA :
KATECO to get six classroom block
Tuesday, May 04 2010

Kaneshie Senior High Technical school is to be provided with an additional six unit classroom block under the government’s crash programme for second cycle schools for the 2010/11 academic year, which begins this September.

(TAKORADI) STMA:
Minister advises MMDAs to be accountable
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah has cautioned Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to ensure that every deduction they made from the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) was approved by the assembly members through a resolution.

NKWANTA NORTH:
DCE appeals for funds to facilitate development
Tuesday, May 04 2010

Mr Paul Levin Gyato, Nkwanta North District Chief Executive (DCE) has appealed to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to release its share of funds for newly created districts to facilitate development projects within its jurisdiction.

ASSIN NORTH :
Free school uniforms for schools
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The government has presented free school uniforms and exercise books to the Assin North directorate of the Ghana Education Service to be distributed to public schools within the municipality.

(LEGON) GA EAST :
Vandals to go on demonstration
Tuesday, May 04 2010

Some current and old Students of the Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon are set to embark on a protest match on Thursday, May 6, to the seat of government at Osu to register their protest at the University’s decision to transform the hall into a mixed one for graduate students.

(ACCRA) AMA:
Assembly Members back from U.S.A with new vision
Tuesday, May 04 2010

Ten  members of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) who left Accra on April 19 for South Carolina, USA, to study how to strengthen democracy and empower people at the local level arrived back home on Tuesday.    

(AFLAO)KETU SOUTH:
Medical negligence: Another shocking death at Aflao
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The family of a pregnant woman who lost her baby girl and also died three days later due to alleged negligence on the part of the Ketu South District Hospital at Aflao has reported the matter to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the Humans Rights Commission.

(AKORABUOKROM) ATWIMA MPONUA:
Don’t stay on the sidelines - DCE
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The Atwima-Mponua District Chief Executive, Mrs. Thresah Adomako
Tawiah, says Ghana’s goal of achieving middle income status will be a
mirage if the people remain uninformed and kept on the sidelines of the political governance.

(MANHYIA) KMA:
VCC congratulates Asantehene on 60th birthday
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The Ashanti Regional branch of the Voltarian Coordinating Council (VCC) has sent a message of congratulations to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

(WALEWALE) WEST MAMPRUSI:
Accept postings to deprived communities- Veep
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The Vice President John Dramani Mahama has lamented the attitude of some teachers and education workers, particularly those from the north, for their refusal to accept postings to serve in their communities.    

(APAM) GOMOA WEST:
Sell only prescribed drugs in Gomoa West - DCE
Tuesday, May 04 2010

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Gomoa West, Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, has charged the  Gomoa West District Malaria Advocacy Team (DMAT), to ensure  that only prescribed drugs are sold to the public.

WA:
Residents of Wa commend Zoomlion
Tuesday, May 04 2010

Residents of Wa, the Upper West Regional capital, have commended Zoomlion Ghana Limited, the only  private waste management company in the Municipality, for its efforts in maintaining proper sanitation in the township.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
Two killed in accident at Gomoa Amenfi
Tuesday, May 04 2010

Two persons were killed on the spot while two others sustained injuries when a private car on which they were travelling was involved in an accident at Gomoa Amenfi near Winneba Junction on Sunday.

ACCRA:
President Mills off to Equatorial Guinea
Wednesday, May 05 2010

President J.E.A. Mills leaves Accra on Wednesday, May 05, 2010, for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on a three-day official visit to the oil-rich country.

(AFLAO) KETU SOUTH:
District Hospital denies negligence
Wednesday, May 05 2010

The Medical Head of the Ketu South District Hospital at Aflao, Dr. Asare Bediako has fervently denied accusations of alleged negligence leveled against medical staff of the hospital that led to the death of a 27-year-old lady and her baby.

ACCRA:
Ghana needs about $300million for sanitation- Bagbin
Wednesday, May 05 2010

The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr. Alban Bagbin, said Ghana would need between $200 million and $300million annually to fix the sanitation problems.

GUSHEGU:
Women NGOs against witches camp
Wednesday, May 05 2010

The Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) and the World Vision - Ghana have kicked against a witches’ camp at Nabuli in the Gushegu District of the Northern Region where inmates are alleged to be practicing prostitution for their survival.

(EDUBIASE)ASSIN SOUTH:
Gov’t to build sound rural economy – Tetteh
Wednesday, May 05 2010

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms. Hanna Tetteh has re-affirmed government’s commitment to build a vibrant rural economy to help address unemployment, poverty and rural-urban migration in Ghana.

(GAMBAGA)EAST MAMPRUSI:
Govt supports mechanized farming
Wednesday, May 05 2010

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for East Mamprusi, Mr. Adams Imoro, has commended the government for releasing fifteen tractors to farmers in the district as part of measures to mechanized agriculture in the country.

ACCRA:
Cabinet approves Participation Policy for Petroleum Activities
Wednesday, May 05 2010

Cabinet has approved the policy framework for the local content and participation in the petroleum activities to be presented to parliament.

ACCRA:
Parliament reconvenes to consider urgent business
Wednesday, May 05 2010

Members of Parliament reconvened on Tuesday to consider several loan agreements being contracted by the Government to finance development projects. Cletus Avoka, Majority Leader, who presented the business statement of the week, said though members were reserved the house has been recalled due to the urgency of issue.

TEMA:
TOR boss asked to step aside
Wednesday, May 05 2010

Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that Dr Kwame Ampofo, the Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) has been asked to step aside.

(LEGON) GA EAST :
Vandals attempt to disrupt exams
Wednesday, May 05 2010

Attempts by some students of the Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana to disrupt exam has been foiled.

(ADUKROM) AKUAPEM NORTH :
Minister calls for security
Wednesday, May 05 2010

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, has directed the Regional Police Command to provide security for Asenema, a farming community and a market centre on the Koforidua, to ensure that peace is restored in the area, following a clash between two rival factions.

NATIONAL :
ICT for all SSS.
Wednesday, May 05 2010

All second-cycle educational institutions in the country would be hooked on to the internet by 2012. They would also be provided with Information Communication and Technology (ICT) facilities to enhance teaching and learning.

(WINNEBA) AWUTU SENYA :
E-Voting for students.
Wednesday, May 05 2010

The Association of English Education Students (ASSENS) of the University of Education, Winneba, has adopted an electronic system of voting in its local elections to elect its executives.

TEMA :
Couple still on the neck of hospital.
Wednesday, May 05 2010

Mr and Mrs Elizabeth Vaah, the couple who are at loggerheads with the management of Lister Hospital over the death of their baby boy, has rubbished claims by the medical institution that their child died from bleeding.

AMA :
AMA takes new stance.
Wednesday, May 05 2010

A parade organized by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly in search of guards who are accused of demanding sex from traders in a form of a ‘barter system’ has been aborted.

AMA :
Minister suggests dialogue.
Wednesday, May 05 2010

Mr Nii Armah Ashietey, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, has noted that dialogue remains very important in finding the way out of any problem.

SOUTH TONGU :
Police men in trouble
Wednesday, May 05 2010

Three policemen at the Lolito Police barrier on the Keta-Dabala road in the South Tongu District, are to face a service enquiry for leaving their duty post earlier than they should have.

(ASAMANKESE)WEST AKYEM:
Man defiles daughter
Wednesday, May 05 2010

An electronic technician who allegedly had sexual intercourse with his 12-year-old daughter on a number of occasions, was on Tuesday remanded in prison custody by the Asamankese Circuit Court.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH :
’Onetouch" asked to open defense
Wednesday, May 05 2010

The founder and General Overseer of the Jesus Blood Prophetic Ministry, Prophet Nana Kofi Yirenkyi, aka Jesus One Touch, yesterday suffered a setback when he was ordered to open his defence and answer incest charges levelled against him.

NATIONAL :
NEWMONT Community fund yeilds millions of dollars
Wednesday, May 05 2010

A Community Development Fund (CDF) created by mining giant, Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) will continue to operate even when the company exhausts its gold reserves at the Ahafo mine site.

NANUMBA NORTH :
Widows pray to government.
Wednesday, May 05 2010

About 200 hundred inmates of the Maltiti Widows camp in Bimbila are appealing to government to save to them from hunger, poverty and diseases which have affected their socio-economic well being since 1994.

NATIONAL:
Prosecution seeks more time in Ya-Na murder trial
Wednesday, May 05 2010

An Accra Fast Track High Court has refused bail to eight of the nine suspects and charged them with conspiracy to commit murder and one, Alhassan Brimah formally charged with the murder of the late over-lord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II.

(ASENEMA) NEW JUABEN:
Ritual murder hits Koforidua
Wednesday, May 05 2010

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has directed the Regional Police Command to provide security for Asenema, a farming community and market centre near Koforidua, to ensure that peace is restored in the area, following a clash between two rival factions.

(TAKORADI) STMA:
120 Jobs to be available on FPSO vessel
Wednesday, May 05 2010

About one hundred and twenty  direct jobs will be available on the Floating Production Storage vessels when the country starts the production of oil in commercial quantities this year.

(LEGON) GA EAST:
Commonwealth Hall agitations take new twist
Wednesday, May 05 2010

The decision by the Executive Council of the University of Ghana to convert the Commonwealth Hall from an all male one to a mixed one  was on Wednesday resisted by students from the hall as they disrupted ongoing examinations in the university.

NATIONAL:
Parliament reconvenes for urgent business
Wednesday, May 05 2010

Members of Parliament reconvened yesterday to consider several loan agreements being contracted by the government to finance development projects.

(ACCRA) AMA:
Property tax sustains government programmes
Wednesday, May 05 2010

An Economist has called for vigorous pursuit of property tax as a means to sustain government’s social programmes such as the Capitation Grant, School Feeding Programme and the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP).

NATIONAL:
Yar’Adua is dead
Thursday, May 06 2010

The president of Nigeria Umaru Yar’Adua, has passed away in his presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday.

NATIONAL:
Call for intensive investigation into prison break
Thursday, May 06 2010

A security analyst and the Head of Research at the Kofi Annan Peace Keeping Training Center, Dr Kwesi Aning, has called for thorough investigation into the factual sequencing of events at the Sekondi-Takoradi Central Prisons that led to the dramatic escape of seven convicted armed robbers from Prison custody.

NATIONAL :
Goodluck sworn in as Nigeria’s president
Thursday, May 06 2010

Nigeria’s acting President Goodluck Jonathan has been sworn in as head of state following the death of President Umaru Yar’Adua after a long illness.

TEMA :
Crime cases reduce
Thursday, May 06 2010

The Tema Regional Police Command recorded 4,056 crime cases in the first quarter of the year, as against the 4,912 cases during the last quarter of 2009.

(APEDWA) EAST AKIM :
Two die in accident ,related to soldiers unprofessionalism
Thursday, May 06 2010

Two women met their untimely death Wednesday morning in an accident near Apedwa in the Eastern Region. Reports say some Forestry Inspecting team dressed in military camouflage, fired at a KIA Truck fully-loaded with timber logs, suspected to be illegally sawed after the driver of the truck failed to heed instructions to stop.

ASHAIMAN :
TOR board member questions dismissal
Thursday, May 06 2010

A member of the Tema Oil Refinery board and MP for Ashaiman, Alfred Abgesi has questioned the removal of Dr. Kwame Ampofo as Managing Director of the refinery.

NATIONAL :
Police efforts see to reduction in crime
Thursday, May 06 2010

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Cephas Arthur, has said, even though the crime rate in the country has gone down, it could be reduced further if the public had volunteered information about the hide outs of criminals.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
One more arrested.
Thursday, May 06 2010

Police in the Western Region have captured one of five convicted armed robbers who escaped from the Sekondi Prisons.

NATIONAL:
Be part of Sister Cities conference-Kludjeson
Thursday, May 06 2010

Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies, (MMDAs) have been urged to partake fully in the upcoming Sister cities conference to be held in Ghana this month.

TEMA :
School to be relocated.
Thursday, May 06 2010

Barely a week left for public basic schools to re-open, the fate of pupils at Mexico One and Two Junior High School in Tema is hanging due to the deteriorating nature of their school building.

ACCRA:
Govt strikes oil deal with Equatorial Guinea
Thursday, May 06 2010

Ghana is to enter into a deal with Equatorial Guinea for the supply of one million barrels of high quality-crude oil annually.

ACCRA:
Veep urges angry Vandals to exercise restraint
Thursday, May 06 2010

The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama, has called on students of the Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana to exercise restraint and hold on with their intended procession to the Osu Castle scheduled for Thursday May 6.

NATIONAL:
US Gov’t donates to Ghana’s Health Ministry
Thursday, May 06 2010

The US Government through the Agency for International Development, USAID, has donated 5.7 million dollars worth of insecticide treated nets, microscopes, and rapid diagnostic test kits for malaria to the Ministry of Health in Accra. Other items include child health guidelines and other health educational materials.

(TAKORADI) STMA:
120 Jobs to be available on FPSO vessel
Thursday, May 06 2010

About one hundred and twenty  direct jobs will be available on the Floating Production Storage vessels when the country starts the production of oil in commercial quantities this year.

(HUNI)PRESTEA-HUNI VALLEY:
Modern water system by 2012
Thursday, May 06 2010

The Huni Valley Community will by February 2012 have an improved and reliable water and sanitation system for the over 10,000 population.

(ABUAKWA SOUTH) EAST AKIM :
Drivers to pay more for insurance
Thursday, May 06 2010

New vehicles owners will pay more for third party insurance covers, effective May 10, in view of the astronomical increases in claims cost and correct the wide lapse in tariff reviews which last took effect in 2002, the National Insurance Commission (NIC) has stated.

CAPE COAST:
Regional Minister donates to hospital
Thursday, May 06 2010

The Central Regional Minister, Madam Ama Benyiwa-Doe has donated items worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to six health institutions in the region to mark her birthday.

SAVELUGU-NANTON:
USAID to spray 141,621 households in N/Region
Thursday, May 06 2010

The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) in collaboration with the US Embassy in Accra is expanding its indoor residual spraying from five to eight districts in the Northern Region, covering 141,621 households with over 708,000 people.

(MAHAMO)TARKWA-NSUAEM :
Mahamo school receives roofing sheets
Thursday, May 06 2010

The Mahamo Municipal School has received four packets of roofing sheets and two boxes of roofing nails to re-roof its six unit classroom block which was ripped-off in a recent rainstorm.

ATEBUBU AMANTIN:
DCEs house razed down
Thursday, May 06 2010

Mr. Sanja Nanja, Atebubu-Amantin District Chief Executive, spent a night in a make-shift structure made for guests after losing his official six-bedroom residence to a fierce fire on May Day, Saturday, May 1.

TEMA :
136 accidents recorded
Thursday, May 06 2010

A total of 136 motor accident cases involving 213 vehicles, were recorded by the Tema Regional Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service in the fist quarter of the year.

NATIONAL:
New fixed line numbers now in operation
Thursday, May 06 2010

All current Vodafone fixed line customers now have new 3-digit area codes with their telephone numbers being extended to 7-digit numbers, to conform to international standards.

(LEGON) GA EAST:
Vandals issue 3-day ultimatum to gov’t
Thursday, May 06 2010

Students of the Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana have issued a three-day ultimatum to government to intervene in a decision taken by the University Executive Committee to convert the all-male hall into a mixed graduate hall.

(ADUKROM) AKUAPEM NORTH:
Girl saved by hairs breath.
Thursday, May 06 2010

An attempt to lure and use a four-year-old girl for an alleged ritual purpose has thrown Asenema, a village near Adukrom in the Akuapem North District of the Eastern region into a state of insecurity, as youth of the town attacked a prominent fetish priest, who is alleged to be behind the attempted murder.

(KPASSA) NKWANTA NORTH:
Assembly to embark on significant projects
Thursday, May 06 2010

The Nkwanta North District Assembly is to undertake development projects and programmes estimated at over GH¢ 120,000,  Mr Paul Levin Gyato, the District Chief Executive, has disclosed.   

JOMORO:
Association donates computers to Nzema communities
Thursday, May 06 2010

The Nzema Association in New York in the United States of America (USA) has donated 20 computers and its accessories worth hundreds of dollars to communities in the Ellembelle and Jomoro districts of Ghana.    

(KENYASI) ASUTIFI:
Newmont Development Fund generates 4.7 million dollars
Thursday, May 06 2010

A Community Development Fund (CDF) created by mining giant, Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) will continue to operate even when the company exhausts its gold reserves at the Ahafo mine site.    

(MALLAM ATTA) AMA:
Zain distributes NHIS cards to porters
Thursday, May 06 2010

Founder of Kayayee Association of Ghana (KAG), Mr Michael Wempare Alongyah, has appealed to government to develop a legislation that will prevent children from migrating from the northern to the southern part of Ghana in search of better livelihood.    

(FUNSI) WA EAST:
Partition Wa East District - Association
Thursday, May 06 2010

The South Sissala Tertiary Education Youth Association has called for the partitioning of the Wa East District, to enhance effective administration and social integration.   

(MANHYIA) KMA:
Pomp and pageantry greet Otumfuo’s birthday
Thursday, May 06 2010

A grand durbar of chiefs and people of Ashanti was on Sunday held at the Manhyia Palace to mark the 60th birthday anniversary of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu 11.

BEKWAI:
Kufuor in call for NPP unity
Thursday, May 06 2010

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has demanded hard work, sacrifice and unity of purpose from all members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the party prepares for the struggle to recapture political power in 2012.      

ACCRA:
Police Hospital exonerated from death of Inusah Fuseini’s wife
Thursday, May 06 2010

A medical report ostensibly intercepted by the media in Accra has exonerated the Police Hospital of any wrong doing in the recent death of the Deputy Minister of Energy Alhaji Inusah Fuseini.

(TAKORADI)STMA:
DCEs call for appreciable increase in common fund
Friday, May 07 2010

Some District Chief Executives (DCEs) from the Western Region have called for an increase in their share of allocation of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) to enable them undertake development projects in their localities.

BOLGATANGA:
Water Projects to be implemented in the North
Friday, May 07 2010

A sustainable Land and Water Management Project is to be implemented in the three regions of the North, to reverse land degradation and enhance agricultural productivity.

WA EAST:
Assembly moves to rebuild dilapidated school structures
Friday, May 07 2010

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Wa East, Mr Ameen Salifu has announced plans by the assembly to reconstruct all mud classroom blocks, schools under trees and other school blocks which are in a bad state in the district.

WA:
Govt to honour SADA promise - Minister
Friday, May 07 2010

Mr. Mahmud Khalid, Upper West Regional Minister has said that government would not renege on its responsibility to source and sustain the funding of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) initiative.

ACCRA:
Parliament debates on CUT bill
Friday, May 07 2010

Parliament on Wednesday had a second reading of the Centre for Urban Transport (CUT) bill that will modernize urban transport system in Ghana.  The bill is purposed to establish a centre that will provide expertise, policy and research into urban transportation.

(TEMA)TMA:
FDB destroys 2000 cartons of turkey tail
Friday, May 07 2010

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has intensified its effort to enforce the ban on turkey tail.

ACCRA:
BRT will not result in job losses-Minister
Friday, May 07 2010

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Hon. Joseph Yileh Kyireh has rejected fears that the planned implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system by government could lead to massive job losses among commercial drivers in the country.

KWAEBIBIREM :
Minister appeals to chiefs
Friday, May 07 2010

 The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Ahmed Baba-Jamal has has expressed regret that the related conflicts and land disputes were taking away the decency and trust associated with chieftaincy.

EAST AKYEM :
Five die in accident.
Friday, May 07 2010

Five persons died on the spot in two separate accidents that occurred within 24 hours at Akyem Nsutam and Apedwa, all on the Accra-Kumasi highway.

KMA :
Man and nephew jailed 80 years.
Friday, May 07 2010

A Kumasi circuit court presided over by Mr Justice Emmanuel Amo-Yartey, has sentenced two drivers to a total of 80 years imprisonment in hard labour for robbery.

(ANKAFUL) CAPE COAST:
Minister appeals to contractors
Friday, May 07 2010

The Minister of Interior, Hon. Martin Hamidu has urged contractors working on the Ankaful Maximum Security Prisons to complete work by the end of June this year.

NATIONAL :
New Coordinator for school feeding
Friday, May 07 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has approved the appointment of Mr Seidu Paakua Adamu as the new National Coordinator of Ghana School Feeding Programme.

KMA :
Rawlings and Kufuor share ’Lords supper
Friday, May 07 2010

Former Presidents John Agyekum Kufuor and Jerry John Rawlings Thursday handed Otumfuo Osei Tutu II what could be described as his greatest birthday gift, when the two joined the Asantehene to eat the Lord’s Supper at the Saint Cyprians Anglican Church in Kumasi as part of his 60th birthday celebrations.

(KOTOKA) AMA :
Policemen in assault case
Friday, May 07 2010

A group of policemen, numbering about seven, on Wednesday afternoon brutally assaulted a middle aged security officer of the Mugnum Force Security, who was on duty at the Kotoka International Airport, and subsequently dumped at the Airport Police Station cells for several hours.

(SOCCER) SPORTS:
Ghana names World Cup squad
Friday, May 07 2010

Ghana Coach Milovan Rajevac has included injured Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien in his provisional 30-man World Cup list in a largely unsurprising squad, a deep source within the Ghana FA has revealed.

HO :
IGP disappointed in Volta police
Friday, May 07 2010

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Paul Tawiah Quaye, expressed anger at personnel of the service in the Volta Region, on Thursday, when they mounted a guard in his honour at Ho, during a two day visit to the region saying “this is an apology to the Police Parade, total confusion.”

TEMA :
TOR workers get solidarity.
Friday, May 07 2010

Members of Tema District Council of Labour of Ghana Trades Union Congress, would on Tuesday, May 11, embark on a peaceful demonstration to back demand for uninterrupted supply of crude oil at Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).

NATIONAL :
Ghanaian enters British parliament.
Friday, May 07 2010

British voters have made Spelthorne history by voting Kwasi Kwarteng as the first black MP in the Constituency.

(MANKRANSO) AHAFO ANO SOUTH:
Assembly initiates 21 projects
Friday, May 07 2010

The Ahafo Ano South District has, within the past ten months, initiated 21 projects, with a view of transfoming the lives of the people.

(ASAREKROM) AMANSIE WEST:
Rainstorm hits Asarekrom , Nyareyeya communities
Friday, May 07 2010

About 600 people were rendered homeless, when 32 houses were destroyed during a severe rainstorm , which hit the Asarekrom and Nyareyeya communities in the Amansie West District recently.

(KWADASO) KMA:
MPs condemn extortion at NIA
Friday, May 07 2010

Members of Parliament have lamented bitterly over the extortion of funds by officers of National Identification Authority (NIA) from the public before registration is done.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Cadres applaud KMA Boss
Friday, May 07 2010

The United Cadres Front (UCF) has extolled the services being carried out by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) under the leadership Mr. Samuel Sarpong.

NATIONAL:
Parliament okays colossal amount for technical education
Friday, May 07 2010

Parliament on Thursday okayed a credit agreement between the government of Ghana and the Central Bank of Austria for an amount of 7,495,000.00 euros for upgrading and enhancing technical and vocational training centres in the country.

(APEDWA) EAST AKIM:
Five killed in two separate accidents
Friday, May 07 2010

Five persons died on the spot in two separate accidents that occurred within 24 hours at Akyem Nsutam and Apedwa, all on the Accra-Kumasi highway.

NATIONAL:
Kofi Annan Scholarship for SHS students
Friday, May 07 2010

Macalester College invites all qualified applicants with a history of academic and personal excellence to apply for the Kofi Annan International Student Scholarship Awards for undergraduate study.

OBUASI:
Police adopt stern measures to manage crime
Friday, May 07 2010

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Mr Patrick Timbilla, says the Obuasi Police will not relent on their effort to deal with criminals in the region.

(TAMALE) TAMA:
Police officer arrested for shooting wife
Friday, May 07 2010

Lance Corporal Mathew Appiah Nde, 32 of the Police service has been locked up in police cells for shooting his wife today, May 7,  at the Tamale police barracks.

NATIONAL:
President Mills returns home
Saturday, May 08 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills returned home on Friday from Equatorial Guinea after a three-day official visit to that country.

(DENU)KETU SOUTH:
NHIA suspends two hospitals
Saturday, May 08 2010

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has indefinitely suspended two hospitals, Sape Agbo Memorial Hospital and Afatome Klinic both located at Denu in the Ketu District of the Volta Region, from rendering services to NHIS members.

 

ACCRA:
Ceiling on Supreme Court Judges rejected
Saturday, May 08 2010

A number of legal luminaries have rejected the call from some quarters that there should be a constitutional ceiling on the number of judges appointed to the supreme court of adjudicature.

ACCRA:
Dutch Company Wins $110m Water Project
Saturday, May 08 2010

A company based in the Netherlands has won a multi-million dollar contract to build water projects in Ghana.

SABOBA:
DCE lauds peace in his district
Saturday, May 08 2010

The Saboba District Chief Executive, Mr. John Ali Adolf, has commended people in the area for fostering peace and stability.

SUNYANI:
Fuel Station Operators Given Ultimatum
Saturday, May 08 2010

The Brong Ahafo Regional Fire Officer, Divisional Officer I Paul Opoku has given a two-week ultimatum to fuel service station operators in the region to acquire fire safety certificates or face possible sanctions.

BAWKU:
Upper East RCC denies contract irregularities
Saturday, May 08 2010

Upper East Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) on Friday denied a publication in the Daily Dispatch that the council awarded contracts for the provision of school infrastructure without going through the tendering process.

BUNKPRUGU-YUNYOO:
Police intercept Bunkprugu bound amunition
Sunday, May 09 2010

The Northern Regional Police Command, on Saturday intercepted a Kumasi-Bunkpurugu bound bus at Fufulso barrier, carrying 250 pieces of cartridges meant to fuel conflicts at Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District.

EAST MAMPRUSI:
"Credit In Kind Policy" to boost meat production
Sunday, May 09 2010

About 60 livestock farmers in the East Mamprusi District, have been given 600 locally bred sheep, known as "Jalongky" to rear as part of a national credit scheme to boost meat production.

NATIONAL:
World Bank seeks to strengthen journalists
Sunday, May 09 2010

Senior Communications Officer for World Bank Africa Region, Mr. Herbert Boh, says a new Access to Information Policy will be implemented on July 1, to aid the work of journalists and civil societies world-wide.

(TAMALE) TAMA:
NYEP personnel fight against perceived injustice
Sunday, May 09 2010

Angry personnel of the community police Unit under the National Youth Employment Programme have threatened to take authorities of the Programme to court for unceremoniously terminating their appointment without paying them their five months accumulated allowances.

(TAMALE) TAMA:
NGO supports needy pupils in Tamale
Sunday, May 09 2010

Action-Aid Ghana, a Non Government Organization (NGO) has donated GH¢ 2000 to the Dakpema Education Endowment Fund that seeks to support needy but brilliant pupils in Tamale to acquire high academic laurels.

AGONA WEST:
Alan’s Camp alleges sabotage by officers
Sunday, May 09 2010

The campaign team of Alan Kyerematen, who is seeking to lead the New Patriotic Party as presidential candidate in Election 2012, is alleging a deliberate plot by certain party offices to scuttle his presidential bid.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
Aboakyer clash sees ten people injured
Sunday, May 09 2010

A durbar to climax this year’s Annual Aboakyer festival by the chiefs and people of the Effutu Traditional Area could not take place due to insecurity and the mounting tension in the municipality.

(KASOA) AWUTU-SENYA:
Social Welfare closes down orphanage in Kosoa
Sunday, May 09 2010

An orphanage in Kasoa alleged to be abusing the rights of its children has been closed down by the Social Welfare Department .

ACCRA:
Census not for taxation
Monday, May 10 2010

Information provided during the forthcoming National Population and Housing Census will not be used for tax purposes or to incriminate anyone, the Government Statistician, Dr Grace Bediako, has declared.

LAWRA:
Set realistic revenue targets-Minister
Monday, May 10 2010

Mr Mahmud Khalid, Upper West Regional Minister, has challenged District Assemblies in the region to set realistic revenue targets and work harder to mobilise more revenue for development projects.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
Police intercept bus with ammunitions
Monday, May 10 2010

The Northern Regional Police Command, on Saturday intercepted a Kumasi-Bunkpurugu bound bus at Fufulso barrier, carrying 250 pieces of cartridges meant to fuel conflicts at Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District.

KETA:
Govt reaches out to marooned Keta c’nities
Monday, May 10 2010

The government is to release funds as a matter of urgency to construct an alternative access road to fishing communities in the Keta District of the Volta Region, which have been cut off by strong tidal waves.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Operate within the law-Prez
Monday, May 10 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills  has directed regional, metropolitan, municipal and district security councils to ensure that whatever they do to maintain law and order conforms to the 1992 Constitution that guarantees the fundamental human rights of the people.

(ASSIN FOSU) ASSIN NORTH:
Snake causes stir
Monday, May 10 2010

The Assin Fosu Court received an unwelcome witness last Tuesday when a huge snake appeared in the beams and the ceiling of the courtroom.

AMA :
Bishop Palmer Buckle weeps.
Monday, May 10 2010

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, the Most Rev. Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle broke down in tears on several occasions on Sunday, May 9 as he preached a sermon on forgiveness and reconciliation at the Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church (MUCC).

NATIONAL:
Inherited debt threaten economy-Veep
Monday, May 10 2010

Vice President John Mahama says more than a year after the National Democratic Congress took over power, debts inherited from the previous administration remain one of the biggest challenges the current government is having to grapple with.

ACCRA:
Govt losing $5.8 million monthly
Monday, May 10 2010

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications, has said that in March 2010 alone, government lost $5.8 million in revenue due to fraudulent termination of international calls coming into Ghana.

(DANKYIRA) GA SOUTH :
Women go naked to stage protest
Monday, May 10 2010

Emotions were high at Dankyira, a farming community near Weija in the Greater Accra Region, when aggrieved women including widows marched naked to a shrine to perform some rituals to their gods to prove the innocence of their sons and husbands who have been arrested in connection with the killings and disturbances that rocked the area some weeks ago.

AMA :
Elect MCEs-Ex Mayor
Monday, May 10 2010

A Former Mayor of Accra has argued strongly for Metropolitan and Municipal Chief Executives to be elected into office rather than appointed directly by the President.

NATIONAL :
President Mills secures release of six
Monday, May 10 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has secured the release of six Ghanaians in prison custody in Equatorial Guinea for minor identification offences.

NATIONAL :
Anas cause stir
Monday, May 10 2010

Apart from rumours prevailing that some bribe-taking policemen have become morbidly terrified of encountering Anas Aremeyaw Anas in the course of duty, there is also cause to believe that some Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and their administrative underlings have started living under the fear of exposure by the sensational grandmaster of spy-journalism.

TEMA :
Metropolis will be rid of floods.
Monday, May 10 2010

Hajia Zeinab Abdulai, Tema Metropolitan Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has pledged to work hard in collaboration with stakeholders to rid the Metropolis of floods.

NATIONAL :
SFO is not acting appropiate.
Monday, May 10 2010

Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafo
, General Manager of Newspapers at the Graphic Communications Group Limited, has punched holes into what looks like a grand agenda by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to meddle into the affairs at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and make political scapegoats from there.

(KORLE BU) AMA:
Forteen mothers released from hospital
Monday, May 10 2010

On Sunday, May, 9, forteen mothers detained at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for non-payments of their medical bills had their bills cleared.

NATIONAL :
Motorist close to booth to pay less
Monday, May 10 2010

Motorists who live close to toll booths will, from the beginning of this month, enjoy a five to 20 per cent rebate.

GA WEST :
Water health centres for communities
Monday, May 10 2010

About 35,000 people in the Ga West municipality in the Greater Accra Region and the South Dayi district in the Volta region have benefited from water health centres funded by the Pepsico foundation and the Safe Water Network, both non profitable organisation.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t sidelined in insurance premiums fixing
Monday, May 10 2010

Transport Minister Mike Hammah says he was sidelined in the decision by the National Insurance Commission (NIC) to increase insurance premiums paid by commercial drivers.

NATIONAL:
"Sister Cities" seek to modernize traditional rule
Monday, May 10 2010

The second Africa Sister Cities International Conference opened in Accra Monday with a call on local government authorities and traditional rulers to work together to promote good governance and sustainable development towards the attainment of the Millinnium Development Goals.

NATIONAL:
Fire Service Personnel join peacekeeping missions
Monday, May 10 2010

Personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service will soon go on peacekeeping mission.

NATIONAL :
’Spider ’ accomplice arrested
Tuesday, May 11 2010

David Agbanyo, 27, a member of the infamous Kofi Fiagbedzi, alias ‘Spider’, robbery gang, who died in March this year, during a shoot-out with the police at one of his robbery sprees, has been arrested by the Greater Accra Regional Police.

NATIONAL :
Small scale mining takes a turn.
Tuesday, May 11 2010

Small scale miners are expected to extract gold without the use of mercury but in locally manufactured furnaces so as to reduce the environmental impact their activities pose to human lives through increasing pollution of water bodies.

KINTAMPO NORTH :
Eight perish in accident.
Tuesday, May 11 2010

Eight persons are reported dead when the vehicle they were travelling on was involved in an accident Tuesday morning.

(WINNEBA)AWUTU SENYA :
Minister calls for probe
Tuesday, May 11 2010

The Minister for Transport and Member of Parliament (MP) for Effutu Constituency, Mr Mike Alan Hammah, has called on the Effutu Municipal Security Council to investigate the causes of the violent clash between the two Asafo Companies, which resulted in the abrupt termination of the durbar to climax the Aboakyer festival.

(CHIRAA) SUNYANI:
Toilet matters arising.
Tuesday, May 11 2010

Tension is mounting in Chiraa a suburb of Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region as the youth of the ruling National Democratic Congress and the opposition New Patriotic Party are at logger heads over who should manage public toilets in the area.

NATIONAL :
Advisory committee inaugurated
Tuesday, May 11 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has promised that government would implement sustainable environmental programmes that would find lasting solutions to the country’s environmental challenges.

SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Abomina Nkatenkwan community cry foul.
Tuesday, May 11 2010

The indiscriminate felling of timber at Abomina Nkatenkwan in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District, has resulted in the collapse of two houses and the destruction of 63 cocoa farms.

NATIONAL :
Commercial bank reach outside world
Tuesday, May 11 2010

Ghana Commercial Bank says it is exploring the possibility of expanding its operations beyond the borders of Ghana as the banking industry continues to grow and become highly competitive.

BUNKPRUGU/YUNYOO :
Security withdraw services
Tuesday, May 11 2010

Security personnel deployed to the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo district in the Northern Region have withdrawn their services due to alleged government’s inability to feed them properly.

(LEGON) GA EAST:
Authorities are adamant
Tuesday, May 11 2010

The Registrar of the University of Ghana has stated categorically that the University will not rescind its decision to convert the all male commonwealth hall to a mixed one for graduate students. He was addressing a press conference at the University on Monday, May 10, 2010.

GA EAST :
Man drowned by friend.
Tuesday, May 11 2010

The Greater Accra regional police command has arrested 27 year old Festus Kwabena Oppong, who is  believed to  be part of a gang who robbed and killed their bosom friend, Kofi Appiah 25, at Pokuasi in the Ga East district in the Greater Accra region.

NATIONAL :
Child health promotion week .
Tuesday, May 11 2010

This week marks the beginning of Child Health Promotion. The Co-ordinator of the programme, Dr. Isabella Sagoe Moses says children under five will be given preventive services through out the week.

AHANTA WEST :
DCE apologises to man.
Tuesday, May 11 2010

In what could best be described as a show of power, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ahanta West in the Western Region, Mr. Joseph Jones Amoah, last Sunday allegedly ordered the police to arrest a 73-year-old man, Mr. Peter Kojo Abesie.

KMA :
Youngest Vice Chancellor outdoored
Tuesday, May 11 2010

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has not only gone through one of the most keenly contested vice-chancellorship races, but has also picked the youngest vice chancellor(V-C) in the country.

AMA :
Government supports assembly
Tuesday, May 11 2010

About GH¢5 million has been released by the government to clear 50 per cent of the  Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s (AMA’s) indebtedness to solid waste contractors in the national capital.

NATIONAL:
Constitutional Review must capture Chieftaincy mandate
Tuesday, May 11 2010

The President of the Africa Global Sister Cities Foundation, Mr. Prince Kwame Kludjeson, says the silence of most African Costitutions on clear-cut mandate given to traditional rulers is a major cause of tension and ill feeling within the governance structure especially at the grassroots level.

NATIONAL :
Insurance tariffs on hold.
Tuesday, May 11 2010

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) has suspended the implementation of new insurance tariffs supposed to have become effective yesterday, May 10, 2010.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH :
Weija lake faces destruction
Tuesday, May 11 2010

Activities of sand and stone winners within the Weija Lake catchment area, and indeed close to the main Afforestation Project, do not only threaten the lake but could further aggravate the water crisis currently confronting residents of the Accra Metropolis.

ACCRA:
Ignorance triggers intolerance in Africa - Madden
Tuesday, May 11 2010

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Sister Cities International, Mr. Patrick Madden, has implored African leaders to expose Africans, particularly young people to diverse and distinct cultures to broaden their knowledge base with regard to cross-pollination of ideas and conflict resolution.

WA:
Warning shots as NDC youth bay for contracts
Tuesday, May 11 2010

Warning shots have been fired in Upper West Regional capital on Tuesday to fend off embattled youth of the National Democratic Congress who have vowed to scuttle a bidding process.

WA:
UW Regional Minister sacked
Tuesday, May 11 2010

Mr. Mahmud Khalid has been sacked as the Upper West Regional Minister.

KARAGA:
Karaga NDC youth threaten mayhem
Tuesday, May 11 2010

More protests continue to pour in the Karaga District of the Northern Region as a group called Concerned Youth of the National Democratic Congress in the constituency have threatend to vandalize party property in the area over the termination of Hon. Mohammed Abdulai Sandow’s appointment as the District Chief Executive.

SAWLA-TUNA-KALBA:
DCE inspects projects
Tuesday, May 11 2010

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sawla-Tuna-Kalba of the Northern Region, Alhassan Bukari Shakuor has embarked on a weeklong tour of the district, to inspect completed and ongoing developmental projects in the various communities.

CAPE COAST:
Minister assures of 4-year SHS take-off
Wednesday, May 12 2010

The Minister of Education, Mr. Alex Tettey-Enyo, has said the government would provide infrastructure for a successful take-off of the four-year Senior High School (SHS) system which starts in September.

(KPETOE)ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Agortime Traditional Area launches Kente Festival
Wednesday, May 12 2010

The chiefs and people of Agortime Traditional Area in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District in the Volta have launched the 2010 Kente Festival (Agbamevorza) in Accra with a call on government to enact laws and implement trade policies that will deter the abuse of the treasured Kente designs.

BAWKU:
Kusasis, Mamprusis sign peace deal
Wednesday, May 12 2010

Mamprusis and Kusasis in Bawku say they are ready to put aside their differences to implement a peace agreement they signed over the weekend.

(WETO)HO:
Take critical look at deforestation-Amenowode
Wednesday, May 12 2010

The Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Amenowode, has called on Ghanaians to take a critical and passionate look at deforestation and afforestation in view of the untold consequences of deforestation and environmental degradation on the socio-economic development of the country and climate change.

HOHOE:
Midwifery school faces water problem
Wednesday, May 12 2010

The Hohoe Midwifery Training School faces imminent closure if immediate steps are not taken to solve the water problem on campus.

TAKORADI:
6,000 bags of unwholesome rice to be destroyed
Wednesday, May 12 2010

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) in the Western Region has marked over Six Thousand bags of rice for destruction by next Tuesday May 18.

WENCHI :
DCE defends renovation project
Wednesday, May 12 2010

Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Wenchi ,Yaw Osei Agyei has said that the ongoing renovation of his official residence is not for his personal comfort.

NATIONAL :
EU warns of cocaine investors
Wednesday, May 12 2010

The European Police have warned Ghana to be on the alert for the influx of drug moguls from Latin American States under the guise of bringing investments into the country.

GOMOA WEST :
District left out.
Wednesday, May 12 2010

The MP for Gomoa West, Hon Francis Kojo Arthur says unfortunately the roads constructed by NPP government across the country was not extended to Gomoa West.

KMA :
KNUST examination cancelled.
Wednesday, May 12 2010

One of the papers for the end of second semester examinations of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi has been cancelled , according to reports.

NATIONAL :
Friday-new cedi out
Wednesday, May 12 2010

The new 2 Ghana cedis bank note will go into circulation from Friday, May 14.

NATIONAL:
Naa Nabila in call for chieftaincy reforms
Wednesday, May 12 2010

The President of the National House of Chiefs, Naa Professor S. Nabila has entreated chiefs to adapt to the circumstances of modern day and avant-garde society so as to make the chieftaincy institution relevant and momentous.

ACCRA:
US gov’t denies simmering row with Ghana
Wednesday, May 12 2010

The US government has denied what has been suggested as a simmering diplomatic row with Ghana following the refusal of visas to key Ghana government officials.

NATIONAL :
Five former ministers to refund GHC 94,080.
Thursday, May 13 2010

Five ex-ministers in the Kufuor administration and the current Minority Leader in Parliament, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, have been ordered to refund a total of GH¢94,080 as overpayment made to them in their ex-gratia computation.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH :
"One Touch" to appeal against order
Thursday, May 13 2010

The Founder and General Overseer of the Jesus Blood Prophetic Ministry, Prophet Nana Kofi Yirenkyi, has decided to appeal against an order to him to open his defence and answer incest charges levelled against him.

NATIONAL :
Meteo. urges farmers to start planting
Thursday, May 13 2010

Mr Amos Narh, Senior Meteorologist at the Meteorological Services Department, Kotoka International Airport, has advised farmers, especially those in the southern part of the country, to start planting their crops.

TEMA :
Tema workers demonstrate to support TOR workers
Thursday, May 13 2010

A section of workers in Tema have staged a demonstration to add their voices to calls being made by their counterparts at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) on the government to address the problems facing the refinery.

NATIONAL :
More than half the population to have one technology
Thursday, May 13 2010

Roughly 80 percent of Ghanaians will be using be using mobile phones by close of this year, Henry Kanor, Deputy Director Engineering, National Communications Authority, has disclosed.

BIRIM NORTH :
Farmers appeal to Newmont.
Thursday, May 13 2010

Farmers at Yayaaso, a farming community in the Birim North District, have appealed to Newmont Akyem Gold Mining Company to effect acceptable compensation of all crops it destroys during its operations.

KMA :
KATH assist women with breast abnormalities
Thursday, May 13 2010

Between  May 10, to Friday May 14, 2010, women requiring special breast reconstruction and reduction surgeries will have it done free of charge at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.

CAPE COAST :
Aboakyer and matters arising
Thursday, May 13 2010

The National Security Coordinator, Brigadier-General Nunoo-Mensah (rtd), has said that unlike other Ghanaians, he has never told a lie in his life, even at the point of death.

HO :
Amend Presidents salary .
Thursday, May 13 2010

Participants at a review meeting on the 1992 Constitution,  in Ho, have called for an amendment of Article 71 (1) to allow the Fair Wages and Salary Commission (FWSC) to determine the salary and allowances of the President of Ghana.

NATIONAL :
NHIA provides Cancer drugs
Thursday, May 13 2010

The National Health Insurance Authority, NHIA, last Monday, distributed US 3million worth of Granisetron, a cancer treatment intervention drug to the three Teaching Hospitals in the country, for the treatment of cancer patients free-of-charge.

NATIONAL :
GhIPSS to introduce ATMs
Thursday, May 13 2010

Ghana Inter-bank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has begun a programme to install e-zwich Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in all the regional capitals and major trading towns.

(AWASO) STMA :
Bauxite locked away.
Thursday, May 13 2010

Tonnes of bauxite have been locked up at Awaso in the Western Region following the collapse of the railway line connecting the Ghana Bauxite Company to the Takoradi Port.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
6000 bags of rice to be destroyed
Thursday, May 13 2010

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) in the Western Region has marked over Six Thousand bags of rice for destruction by next Tuesday May 18. The bags of rice which came from Pakistan have been kept in the warehouse at the Takoradi Port since June 2009, and have been infested with weevils and other insets.

NATIONAL:
NHIS single premium to start 2011
Thursday, May 13 2010

The proposed one-time premium payment under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is to take off next year.

(SALAGA)EAST GONJA:
Salaga Cassava Factory begins operation
Thursday, May 13 2010

The Salaga Cassava Processing Factory at Salaga in the East Gonja District has begun full operation with its products currently being sold at the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.

ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
Boost for Kente industry
Thursday, May 13 2010

The Kente Industry in Ghana is to receive a boost through micro-credits.

LAWRA:
Assembly to exceed revenue target
Thursday, May 13 2010

The Lawra District Assembly looks forward to exceeding its estimated revenue target of  GH¢69,045.90 following an impressive performance in the first four months.

KASSENA-NANKANA:
Agric Union supports farmers
Thursday, May 13 2010

The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) of the Trades Union Congress bas supported farmers in the Kassena-Nankana East District with farming inputs to enhance their farming activities.

ACCRA:
Gov’t orders assemblies to name streets
Thursday, May 13 2010

The government has tasked all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to name all streets in their localities before the end this year, Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced.

ACCRA:
Bench warrant for BoG ex-governor
Thursday, May 13 2010

An Accra Commercial Court has ordered the immediate arrest of S.K. Appea, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and S. N. Adjei, a former lawyer for the bank, over the alleged disappearance of a $2.5billion loan package introduced to the Ghana Government by H. E. Van Kirksey and Associates International of Washington, an African-American company, somewhere in 1986.

TEMA:
Continuity key to Sister Cities relationships
Thursday, May 13 2010

A Board Member of the San Diego Sister Cities Authority, Ms. Marnyce McKell, has directed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to create local committees that will administer Sister Cities Programmes to ensure continuity and stability whenever there is a change in government.

(OSU) AMA:
Fire guts Koala Shopping Mall
Thursday, May 13 2010

A raging fire has engulfed the Koala Shopping Mall at Osu in Acrra, Ghanadistricts.com understands.

(ACCRA)AMA:
Market women to go naked
Friday, May 14 2010

Traders at the Novotel market at the central business centre in Accra have threatened to match naked to the castle to register their displeasure about the manner in which the Accra Metropolitan Assembly is handling their relocation to the Odorna shopping.

EAST GONJA:
Assembly to embark on anti-child trafficking campaign
Friday, May 14 2010

The Women and Children Committee of the East Gonja District Assembly, is to undertake a sensitization programme in the district to educate parents on the need to protect and prevent their children from all forms of child molestation and trafficking.

BOLGATANGA:
Gov’t alone cannot build and fix roads - Quaye Kuma
Friday, May 14 2010

The Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Dr. Nii Oakley Quaye-Kumah, has observed that Government alone can not maintain the road network of about 67,000 kilometres in the country.

ACCRA:
Alfred Agbesi resigns from TOR board
Friday, May 14 2010

Mr. Alfred Kwame Agbesi, Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, has resigned as a member of the Tema Oil Refinery Board.

ACCRA:
Betty Mould honoured
Friday, May 14 2010

The Association of Ghanaian Lawyers of America (AGLA) has conferred honorary membership on the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Ghana, Betty Mould-Iddrisu.

NATIONAL:
EC reopens register
Friday, May 14 2010

The Electoral Commission (EC) yesterday announced the reopening of the voter; register and pleaded with political Parties not to engage in acts that would mar the June 11 to June 20 exercise.

DANGME WEST:
GHC 110,000 for educational development
Friday, May 14 2010

The Dangme West dt.istrict assembly is to spend GHC 110,000 to construct 10 six unit classroom blocks with ancillary facilities for selected public basic schools in t he distric

AMA:
Preacher rapes woman.
Friday, May 14 2010

The founder of Thunder Miracle Church , Pastor Isaac Kofi Nhyira 26, has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping a 30 year old married woman.

TAMALE:
Mayor tasks Finance Committee
Friday, May 14 2010

The Mayor of Tamale, Alhaji Abdulai Harruna Friday, has tasked the Finance and Administration sub-committee of the assembly to come out with more innovative ways of mobilising revenue for the assembly.

ASSIN SOUTH :
Boost for agro processing.
Friday, May 14 2010

A Rural Technology facility to provide opportunities for the transfer of appropiate technologies has been inaugurated at Assin Edubiase in the Assin South district of the Central region.

HO :
Woman kills son.
Friday, May 14 2010

Residents of Sokode Bagble in the Ho Municipality are yet to come to terms with a gory incident which took place early Thursday morning, in which Irene Adinkra, daughter of a popular chief in the town, gave birth to a bouncing baby boy but allegedly decided to kill and bury him in a bush on the outskirts of the town.

NATIONAL :
Cops steal from accident victims
Friday, May 14 2010

Three police personnel of the Highway Patrol Unit (HPU) of the Ghana Police Service have been arrested for allegedly stealing money from an accident victim.

AMA :
Minister assures security agencies.
Friday, May 14 2010

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashitey has assured the country’s security agencies of Government’s unflinching support and commitment to provide them with the necessary logistics to make their work more effective. 

NATIONAL :
Former BOG boss to be arrested.
Friday, May 14 2010

An Accra Commercial Court has ordered the immediate arrest of S.K. Appea, former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and S. N. Adjei, a former lawyer for the bank, over the alleged disappearance of a $2.5billion loan.

NATIONAL :
President Mills honoured
Friday, May 14 2010

President  Mills has been honoured with a special award of distinction for exemplary leadership by the Africa Global Sister Cities Foundation, an African Global Development Service NGO.

(ABOKOBI) GA EAST:
Assembly adjusts Business Operating Licenses downwards
Friday, May 14 2010

The Municipal Chief Executive for the Ga East Municipal Assembly, Hon. John Kwao Sackey says the assembly has created a congenial and good-natured setting to encourage private organizations to operate in the municipality.

NEW JUABEN:
Integrate disaster management into national policies – Daasebre
Friday, May 14 2010

The Paramount Chief of the New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebre Professor Emeritus Oti Boateng has urged government to integrate disaster reduction strategies into sustainable development policies.

NATIONAL:
Two Ghana Cedis notes now in circulation
Friday, May 14 2010

The new Two Ghana Cedis note meant to lessen the burden on the one Ghana Cedi note has been officially commissioned by the Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. Kwesi Amissah Arthur.

YILO KROBO :
Divisional chief speaks
Friday, May 14 2010

The Agbom-Odjam- Akotobabi divisional chief in the Manya Krobo traditional area , Asafoatse Tettey -Kugbadaji has called on the people to unite for the development of the area.

AMA :
Pastor jailed for fraud.
Friday, May 14 2010

An Accra Fast Track High Court has sentenced a pastor, Victor Ocloo, to a jail term of five years.

NATIONAL :
Telecom masts and matters arising.
Friday, May 14 2010

There is no scientific evidence that electromagnetic fields from telecommunication masts cause health hazards, authorities on the subject have indicated at a seminar in Accra.

AMA :
Assembly take on regional minister.
Friday, May 14 2010

The presiding member of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly is threatening court action against the Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashitey for alleged interference in the activities of the AMA.

TAMALE :
Two men killed
Friday, May 14 2010

Two butchers who went to buy some cows at a village near Salaga in the Northern Region have allegedly been murdered by some Fulani herdsmen in the area.

ACCRA:
GIA shutdown as stranded passengers stone officials
Friday, May 14 2010

Reports making the rounds in Accra indicate that workers of Ghana International Airlines (GIA) have been asked to go home until further notice.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKYEM :
Eye clinic for government hospital
Friday, May 14 2010

An eye clinic has been inaugurated at the Asamankese Government hospital.

NATIONAL :
Move away from toilets-President Mills
Friday, May 14 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has charged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to move away from the habitual attitude of building toilet facilities and markets and extend their productive tentacles to include provision of goods and services at the local level.

LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Alternative for fire fighting
Friday, May 14 2010

The Chief Fire Officer, Mr. William Brown-Acquaye, has announced that the GNFS will soon acquire some specialised motorcycles to enable its personnel to get certain in-accessible places like markets or crowded places.

YILO KROBO :
Impasse over.
Friday, May 14 2010

The impasse between the Yilo Krobo District  assembly in the Eastern region and Boti falls landowners over the Boti falls ,which recently thwarted the assembly’s revenue mobilisation efforts, has been amicably resolved.

NATIONAL:
Renewable energy bill before Cabinet - Oteng Adjei
Saturday, May 15 2010

Dr. Joe Oteng Adjei, Minister of Energy, has announced that a renewable energy draft bill setting out a feed-in-tariff to ensure guaranteed price for electricity generated from renewable energy sources was before Cabinet.

(KOFORIDUA)NEW JUABEN:
Parliamentary Select Committee tours GETFUND projects
Saturday, May 15 2010

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Education is on a two-day tour of the Eastern Region to assess some projects under the GETFUND being carried out in the region.

NATIONAL:
Tourism academy soon in Ghana
Saturday, May 15 2010

A renowned European tourism academy has expressed interest to partner the Ministry of Tourism to establish a tourism academy at Axim in the Western Region to develop the sector.

(AMOANDA)PRESTEA-HUNI VALLEY:
Cocoa Swollen Shoot must be eradicated
Saturday, May 15 2010

The Western Regional Manager of the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease Control (CSSVD) of the COCOBOD said cocoa swollen shoot had become a major threat to the cocoa industry in Ghana and it must be eradicated without any further delay.

TARKWA:
Assist improve Tarkwa town roads-Committee
Saturday, May 15 2010

A passionate appeal has been made to the managements of Goldfields Tarkwa Mine and the Ghana Manganese Company Limited as a matter of urgency to assist the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly to construct its town roads.

 

 

 

(BUIPE)CENTRAL GONJA:
Gonjaland confirms Buipe-Wura’s deskinment
Saturday, May 15 2010

The Gonjaland Traditional Council has unanimously confirmed its decision to de-skin the Buipe-Wura Abdulai Mahama Jinapor II as chief of Buipe traditional area.

TARKWA:
Women not interested in local governance
Saturday, May 15 2010

The Tarkwa Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education, Mr. Francis B. Donkoh, said the low participation of women in local governance issues was unfortunate.

SAVELUGU/NANTON :
Two communities supported.
Sunday, May 16 2010

Chase Petroleum Ghana Limited has donated two bore holes two farming communities in the northern region.

NATIONAL :
Electricity rates to go up.
Sunday, May 16 2010

Consumers should expect an increase in electricity tariffs by the end of the year.

STMA :
Woman to be hanged-court
Sunday, May 16 2010

A middle-aged woman broke down in tears on Friday after the Sekondi High Court had handed her the death sentence by hanging for murdering her husband.

CAPE COAST :
Minister denies allegations
Sunday, May 16 2010

The Central Regional Minister Ama Benyiwa Doe has denied media reports suggesting that a motorcade in president Mills’ convoy knocked down and crippled a taxi driver.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
Gov’t to import 2,000 tractors for farmers
Monday, May 17 2010

Government has ordered 2,000 tractors for farmers throughout the country to increase production of food, Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced.

(ANFOEGA) KPANDO:
Two Ministers chastised for lateness to function
Monday, May 17 2010

The late arrival of the Minister of Education and other governmental officials to the prize-giving day ceremony of the Anfoega Senior High School in the Kpando District on Saturday, May 15 incurred the displeasure of the Paramount Chief of Anfoega traditional area, Togbe Tepre Hodo II, who minced no words in chastising them.

(DENU) KETU SOUTH:
Youth protest over ’medical negligence’
Monday, May 17 2010

Placard-bearing youth from Denu on Friday paraded the streets of Aflao, in anger against the death of a woman and her newly-born baby at Ketu-South District Hospital at Aflao, in April this year.

NATIONAL:
Ghana to lose $1million if...
Monday, May 17 2010

Ghana could lose up to $1 million a day if the chemical plant needed at the Takoradi Port to maintain the Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel, FPSO Kwame Nkrumah is not completed before its arrival in July.

ACCRA:
IGP interdicts three cops
Monday, May 17 2010

The three personnel of the Police Highway Patrol Unit HPU) who allegedly stole money from an accident victim on the Accra-Tema Motorway two weeks ago, have been interdicted by the Police Administration.

ACCRA:
Plans to establish NYEP fund underway
Monday, May 17 2010

Plans are far advanced to enact a legislation to establish a National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) Fund by nest year, Mr. Abuga Pele, the National Co-ordinator, has said.

(HALF ASSINI)JOMORO:
Include reproductive health in NHIS-Manager
Monday, May 17 2010

Mrs. Aba Oppong, Health Manager of the Centre for the Development of the People (CEDEP) a non governmental organization said the low investment in reproductive health services for women needs special attention from Parliamentarians.

(LA NKWANTANANG) GA EAST :
Traditional council appeal to Assembly
Monday, May 17 2010

The La-Nkwantanang Traditional Council has appealed to the Ga East Municipal Assembly, to suspend the handing over of a new classroom block in the community to the REDCO Basic Schools.

NATIONAL :
"Sexy" tutors warned.
Monday, May 17 2010

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communication, has warned that tutors who take advantage of female students for sexual favours and unduly reward them with passes in examinations, would be punished when their deeds are discovered.

NATIONAL :
GIA exposed.
Monday, May 17 2010

The former Head of Maintenance and Engineering of Ghana International Airline (GIA), Mr. Len Hobbs, has in a damaging document revealed that there was a drug ring operating within the airline, which enjoyed official protection of the management of the airline.

NATIONAL:
FDB denies approval of drugs
Monday, May 17 2010

The Food and Drugs board says it has not given approval for the advertisement of Nyarko Boolertte (bullet) capsules and Nyarko Hipap cream, being aired on some electronic media. 

TEMA :
Avoid destructive tendencies-Mayor
Monday, May 17 2010

Assembly members within the Tema Metropolitan Assembly have been asked to eschew acrimony , hatred and violence that can potentially disturb the peace always bearing in mind that the nationa’s interests should come first in their quest to maintain their seats in the upcoming local level election campaigns.

(ASHONGMAN) GA EAST :
The last man killed
Monday, May 17 2010

After evading the police for several years, Mathias Kwesi Tsegah, an accomplice of one-time Ghana’s most notorious and wanted armed robber, the late John Kofi Fiagbdezi alias Spider, has been killed.

NATIONAL :
Ghana continues reafforestation
Monday, May 17 2010

About 44 thousand tree seedlings have so far been distributed to institutions, individuals, communities and organizations for planting, since the beginning of the year under the National Plantation Project. 

GA EAST :
NUGS and VANDALS
Monday, May 17 2010

The National Union of Ghana Students has in a statement declared its unflinching support for students of the Commonwealth Hall of the University of Ghana, to kick against the University’s decision to convert the all-male hall into a graduate mixed hall.

KMA :
Jute factory to be revived.
Monday, May 17 2010

Mr Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, has said that government was committed to revive the defunct Jute Factory at Atonsu in Kumasi to create employment opportunities for the youth.

ASHAIMAN:
10 modern toilets for communities
Monday, May 17 2010

The Ashaiman municipality is to become the first in the country to be a beneficiary of modern toilet facilities , otherwise referred to as Improved Wash Services.

KETU SOUTH:
Ban use of light in fishing-Council
Monday, May 17 2010

The Ketu-South District branch of the Ghana Canoe Fishermen Council (GCFC) has called on the government to ban the use of light in the country’s waters to save the fishing industry from collapse.

(WEGBE-KPALIME) SOUTH DAYI:
Barclays Bank staff made chief
Monday, May 17 2010

A  fifty -six  year old  Operational   Risks  Manager of Barclays Bank, Mr Silas Wiah has been  installed as the chief of Wegbe-Kpalime in the South Dayi District in the Volta Region under the stool name, Togbe Wiah Kwasi II.

KPANDO:
Assembly wages war on revenue mobilization
Monday, May 17 2010

The Kpando District Assembly is to wage a total war on revenue mobilisation to ensure that the assembly stands on its feet.

NATIONAL:
GETFund to shift focus on basic education
Monday, May 17 2010

The government has   directed   the Ghana     Education     Trust     Fund (GETFund) to change its focus on second-cycle and tertiary institutions towards the development of basic education.

ASHAIMAN :
Ashaiman No 1Primary awarded
Monday, May 17 2010

SafeChild Ghana, an NGO based in the Tema Metropolis, has awarded pupils of the Ashaiman Number One Primary School for being the best school, with a good track record in safety management.

TAMALE :
MASLOC impounds eight taxis.
Monday, May 17 2010

The Macro Small Loans Centre has impounded Eight out of 23 taxi cabs distributed to private business men in Tamale for nonpayment.

KWAHU SOUTH :
New three classroom block for school.
Monday, May 17 2010

A GHC 50,000 three classroom block and an office for the  Presbyterian Primary School, which was constructed within three months at Kwahu Praso Number Two in the Kwahu South district, has been handed over to the community.

AMA :
Drivers to pay more for insurance
Monday, May 17 2010

Properties worth millions of Ghana cedis were destroyed when fire gutted some structures at Old Fadama , popularly known as Sodom and Gomorah.

(BECHEM) TANO SOUTH:
43 soccer fans arrested over Bechem clash
Monday, May 17 2010

Some 43 people have been arrested in Bechem in the Brong Ahafo and are being screened by the Police and security personnel in the area.

(TAMALE) TAMA:
MASLOC in seizure of more cars
Monday, May 17 2010

The Micro Small Loans Centre has impounded Eight out of 23 taxi cabs distributed to private business men in Tamale for nonpayment.

NATIONAL:
Health Alert! FDB bans aphrodisiac product
Monday, May 17 2010

The Food and Drugs board says it has not given approval for the advertisement of Nyarko Boolertte (bullet) capsules and Nyarko Hipap cream, being aired on some electronic media.  The above mentioned herbal products are said to possess properties that enlarge the male genital organ as well as breasts and buttocks of women when applied. 

TEMA:
Stevedoring companies cry for help
Monday, May 17 2010

The decision taken by the Ghana Ports and Habour Authority (GPHA), not to renew the operating licenses of four stevedoring companies at the Tema and Takoradi Ports and Harbour will leave at least 2000 employees jobless by the end of this month.

YENDI:
Abudus challenge basis for trial of its members
Tuesday, May 18 2010

Ya-Na murder: Abudus challenge basis for trial of its members
The Abudu family is challenging the basis for the prosecution of some of its members who are on trial for the murder of the late Ya-Na Yakubu Andani II.

KARAGA:
Youth protest against DCE nominees
Tuesday, May 18 2010

Some youths in Karaga are protesting against some persons they claim have been nominated by executives of the National Democratic Congress in the constituency for appointment.

BOLE:
Bole school staff undergo ICT training
Tuesday, May 18 2010

Staff of the Bole Senior High School (BOSEC) have undertone a three-day comprehensive training in Information Technology.

NATIONAL:
Kosmos Energy to be fined over oil spillage
Tuesday, May 18 2010

Oil giant Kosmos Energy may pay a huge penalty to government for an oil spill in the Jubilee fields in the Western Region.

(KUMASI)KMA:
Govt to promote the private sector - Ayariga
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mahama Ayariga, has pledged the government’s unwavering commitment to grow the private sector to enable it anchor the nation’s economic development.

ACCRA:
Govt to improve on water supply
Tuesday, May 18 2010

In spite of the difficulties associated with water delivery, the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Alban S. Bagbin, says the government is determined to continue to initiate programmes, projects and plans to improve on water supply, particularly in rural communities.

(ACCRA)AMA:
Police Service embarks on major re-training plan
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Ghana Police Service is embarking on a major re-training programme for all its personnel across the country.

CAPE COAST :
Aggrey Memorial to build air planes.
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion Senior High School at Cape Coast  is  to undertake a project designed to assemble and fly light aeroplanes in the country by the end of this year.

NATIONAL :
NCA boss to be reliefed of post
Tuesday, May 18 2010

Credible information available to the Financial Intelligence (FI) has it that government has finalised plans for the change of guard at the helm of affairs at the National Communications Authority (NCA).

BOLGATANGA :
Motivation for doctors.
Tuesday, May 18 2010

A package rolled out by the Upper East Regional Health Directorate to attract medical officers to the region has yielded results since seven newly trained doctors have accepted to do their housemanship in the region.

AMA :
Music teacher jailed seven years
Tuesday, May 18 2010

A music instructor at the Great Lamptey Mills School who had sexual intercourse with a nine-year- old pupil of the school has been sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment in hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court, on a charge of defilement.

(EJURA) EJURA SEKYEREDUMASE:
Chief supports police service
Tuesday, May 18 2010

A sub-chief at Ejura, Nana Diasempa Antwi Obugyei II, is personally sponsoring the construction of a four-unit flat containing two bedrooms each, for the local personnel of the Ghana Police Service at the cost of GH¢60,000.

(SALAGA) EAST GONJA :
Two Fulanis arrested
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Northern Regional Police Command has arrested two Fulani herdsmen who are believed to be behind a murder in Salaga recently.

CAPE COAST :
Emancipation day launched
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr Kobby Acheampong, has noted that government is committed to ensuring the complete eradication of child trafficking, forced labour and any practice that promotes slavery.

ACCRA:
Govt to remove factors affecting export trade
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Chief of Staff, John Henry Msirtcy Newman, says government   is vigorously pursuing efforts to eliminate all forms of restrictions such as quotas, high  tariff, and complex rules of origin with the view of promoting export and facilitating access to foreign markets.

KMA :
KATH to get intensive care unit
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi is to set up an Intensive Care Foundation to solicit donations from individuals and corporate bodies.

AMA :
AMA goes for house to house campaign
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly will embark on a vigorous house to house revenue mobilisation campaign on the need for the public to honour their tax obligations towards the assembly.

AMA :
Stop mounting billboards-Mayor
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Mayor of Accra has indicated plans by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, (AMA) to place a temporal ban on the mounting of billboards in the capital.

AMA :
Accra and floods again
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The vulnerability of Accra to floods during rainstorms manifested again Monday when parts of the city and its streets were deeply submerged in water after two hours of stormy rains.

(SUHUM) SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Man killed
Tuesday, May 18 2010

A man believed to be in his 40’s has been allegedly murdered in Suhum. The incident is said to have occurred on Saturday, May 15th.

AMA :
Nudity will not deter us-Mayor
Tuesday, May 18 2010

Accra Metropolitan Assembly Chief Executive, Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije has vowed to carry on with the assembly’s agenda for the ejection of traders currently occupying the park near the Novotel Hotel in Accra Central in spite of their threats to embark on a nude demonstration.

AMA :
Lapaz in a state of shock.
Tuesday, May 18 2010

A 72-year-old Nigerian butcher last Sunday used a hammer to kill his grandchild and wife, throwing the Nkolasusua section of Lapaz, close to Achimota in Accra, into a state of shock.

CAPE COAST :
Task force on foreign businesses
Tuesday, May 18 2010

A Central Regional task force to check foreign business entities, flouting Ghana’s investment laws has been formed.

(ACCRA) AMA:
All billboards in Accra to go down
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly intends to place a provisional embargo on the erection of billborads in Accra.

(AKUSE) LOWER MANYA KROBO:
Man runs amok
Tuesday, May 18 2010

A British national with Jamaican roots on Friday took over a stretch of the main Akuse road in the Eastern region with a pump-action gun for about two hours, firing indiscriminately to scare motorists away, after flattening the tyres of a Hyundai mini bus and smashing its windscreen with bullets in protest against what he called ‘frustration and tribulations’.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t assures of enhanced security
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The 2010 edition of the Annual Defence Management Course has ended in Accra with an assurance of improved security as part of the government’s "Better Ghana" agenda.

MAMPONG:
Tread cautiously - Mamponghene charges Constitutional Review Commission
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Mamponghene, Daasebre Osei Bonsu II has charged the Constitutional Review Commission to tread cautionsly with respect to carrying out their mandate especially with portions that deal with the chieftaincy institution.

(CAPE THREE POINT) AHANTA WEST:
Ghana sees 20% growth in 2011
Tuesday, May 18 2010

Oil will help raise Ghana’s economic growth rates to 20 per cent next year, a deputy governor of the Central Bank has said, hinting at further interest rate cuts if inflation continued to fall.

OBUASI:
Education Directorate wages war on misuse of teaching hours
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The Obuasi Municipal Education Directorate is warring against the misuse of instructional hours to ensure effective teaching and learning in all basic schools in the municipality.

NATIONAL:
Ghana’s hospitality sector receives boost
Tuesday, May 18 2010

An innovative online booking solution with the potential to increase business for Ghana’s hospitality industry has been introduced.
The solution, known as Online Booking Manager is a cost-effective multi-lingual system for online booking.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Students agitate against authorities
Tuesday, May 18 2010

Final year students of the Kumasi Polytechnic are continuing their agitation for a refund of monies they had paid for an ICT facility which they say authorities have failed to provide.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM:
Hospital constructs 200 units of accommodation for staff
Tuesday, May 18 2010

The St. Dominic Hospital at Akwatia has constructed more than 200 units of accommodation for its staff.

KPANDO:
ICT centre for Bishop Herman College
Wednesday, May 19 2010

Bishop Herman College in Kpando is to be provided with a new Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre to encourage and facilitate the learning of ICT.

NATIONAL:
L.I. 1961, significant to decentralization-Opong-Fosu
Wednesday, May 19 2010

L.I. 1961 has been identified as a live-wire to the successful implementation of the decentralization concept in Ghana.

ACCRA:
T.B. Joshua is no adviser to the President - Naadu Mills
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The First Lady Ernestina Naadu Mills has described as mere speculation suggestions that Nigerian evangelist Prophet T.B. Joshua is a key adviser to President Mills.

NATIONAL:
Govt increases premix allocation
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The weekly allocation of premix fuel has been increased from 810,000 litres to 1,380,000 litres as an additional measure by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) to enable fishermen to attain bumper yields during the peak fishing season which begins in June.

TEMA:
Church in a scandal.
Wednesday, May 19 2010

An alleged sexual misconduct involving a female administrator and some leading members of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana is said to have scandalised the congregation at Tema Community 4.

NATIONAL :
Museums day marked
Wednesday, May 19 2010

Ghana joined the rest of the world to celebrate the International Museums Day, a day set aside to encourage awareness on the role of Museums in the development of society.

(TEMA)TMA:
Ghana to have new sugar factory
Wednesday, May 19 2010

A 100-million dollar sugar processing plant is to established in the country by 2012, the first since the collapse of the Asutsuare and Komenda Sugar factories after the overthrown of the Nkrumah regime mort than four decades ago.

KMA :
K-Poly closed down
Wednesday, May 19 2010

A string of angry protests by outraged students of the Kumasi Polytechnic has forced authorities to close down the school, despite ongoing examinations. Students have been ordered to vacate the school until further notice.

NATIONAL :
Take home salaries to reduce
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The take home salaries of workers in the formal sector is expected to dip with effect from this month, following an order from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for employers who have started implementing the 2010 salary tax threshold to revert to the 2006 regime.

NATIONAL :
New airline in Ghana.
Wednesday, May 19 2010

Brussels Airlines,a new addition to airliners operating in Ghana, would commence flights from Accra to Brussels in July 2010.There would also be a multitude of connections to over 50 destinations in Europe and more than 900 destinations world wide, through its star alliance partners.

NATIONAL :
Embezzlement at Ghana Post
Wednesday, May 19 2010

Investigation conducted by the Ghana Post Company (GPC) Limited, has uncovered huge embezzlement of funds by some of its staff, with one person having embezzled GH¢85,000.

TEMA :
TMA records shortfall
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly bagged a revenue of GHC 4,391,254.38 last year, representing 91.79 per cent of the total budgeted revenue of GHC 4,783,777.00.

TEMA :
Assembly improves sanitation
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly has been able to clear ,175 out of the 176 reported cases of choked sewers in the town and was packaging the central sewerage system in a way that will attract private sector participation, the Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr. Robert Kempes Ofosuware has said.

ACCRA:
70 communities to get potable water
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The government has completed work on the construction of potable water supply systems in 70 small towns and villages in the Western and Central regions.

AMA :
Departed souls to be remembered
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The Atukpai dynasty , under the leadership of Nii Tettey Tsuru II , the Gbese Mankralo, has set aside October this year for a funeral programme dubbed "we are remembering them".

(GAMBAGA)EAST MAMPRUSI:
Gambaga police headquarters in bad state
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The East Mamprusi District Police Headquarters and barracks at Gambaga, the district capital, are in very deplorable conditions,  a suitation that has forced the personnel to abandon some of the rooms.

YILO KROBO:
Impasse over is untrue
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The Impasse  between landlords of the Boti Water falls and the Yilo Krobo district assembly has not been amicably resolved , contrary to reports by the media recently that it has been settled.

GA EAST :
University prepares for new accomodation system
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The authorities at the University of Ghana have set up a six-member sub-committee of implement the decision to convert Commonwealth Hall into a graduate mixed gender hall of residence.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH :
27 prisoners freed.
Wednesday, May 19 2010

Twenty Seven remand prisoners breathed an air of freedom at the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons after a special hearing under this year’s Justice for All programme initiated by the Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood.

HO:
Tettey Enyo takes NDC bigwigs to task
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The Education Minister, Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, has observed that government’s performance in the education sector will be a critical factor in the 2012 elections.  

GA WEST :
Minister/NADMO supports assembly
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Armah Ashietey has presented 10 packets of roofing sheets and five packets of nails to Nii Armah Tackie , Ga West Municipal Chief Executive at Ofankor in the Ga West Municipality.

AWUTU SENYA :
DCE, chief receive honours
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The American European University based in the Dominican Republic has conferred honorary doctorate degrees on Mr. James Klutse Avedzi, Member of Parliament for Ketu North and Mr. Adams Nuhu, District Chief Executive Officer for Awutu Senya.

NATIONAL:
Pianim backs Frimpong Boateng, carps others
Wednesday, May 19 2010

Mr. Kwame Pianim, an Economist and stalwart of the Opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in endorsing the Presidential ambitions of Prof. Frimpong Boateng has taken a swipe at other aspirants who he claims are ignorant in the use of technology.

WA:
New company absorbs 2,714 youth in Upper West
Wednesday, May 19 2010

A total of 2,714 youth from the nine districts of the Upper West Region are to be employed by Zoil Ghana Limited, a subsidiary company of Zoomlion Ghana Limited.  

YENDI:
No show at Ya Na’s alleged murder trial
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The trial of nine accused persons in the alleged murder of the late Dagbon King, Ya Na Yakubu Andani II, and some of his elders in 2002 was on Wednesday adjourned to Monday, May 31.

(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Educationist, 58, remanded for defilement
Wednesday, May 19 2010

A 58- year old educationist, Yaw Obeng Frimpong, has been remanded into prison custody by the Juaso Circuit Court, presided by Mr Justice S.K. Sarpong Appiah, for defiling a 14-year-old girl.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH:
Labourer in court for possessing two pistols
Wednesday, May 19 2010

A 26-year-old labourer who had in his possession foreign and locally manufactured pistols with 24 rounds of ammunitions, on Wednesday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

(KUMASI) KMA:
GJA calls for public support
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has called for public support for the media in the discharge of its role in promoting public accountability and good governance.

WA EAST:
Zoomlion fights disease-transmitting vectors
Wednesday, May 19 2010

The Upper West Regional Branch of Zoomlion Ghana Limited has massively started disinfecting places that serve as major breeding grounds for disease-transmitting vectors to ensure a clean and healthy environment in the area.  

NATIONAL:
Abandoned police projects to be completed
Thursday, May 20 2010

Vice President John Mahama has disclosed that enough budgetry allocation had been made in the 2010 fiscal year for the completion of all abandoned police projects in the country.

ACCRA:
NHIS does not promote quality health delivery - Research
Thursday, May 20 2010

Findings of a research commissioned by SEND-Ghana, a civil society organisation and World Bank, Ghana office have revealed that a  National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) does not promote quality health care delivery to subscribers. 

ACCRA:
EPA moves to reinforce environmental laws
Thursday, May 20 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reconstituted the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network to reinforce environmental laws in Ghana.   

(TEMA)TMA:
Fire Service receives Early Warning Alarm Systems
Thursday, May 20 2010

Socio Computers Limited, a Tema-based computer dealer, has  donated 170 Early Warning Alarm Systems costing 2,160,000 Ghana Cedis to the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS). 

KPANDAI:
Six assemblies get vehicles
Thursday, May 20 2010

The Northern Regional Poverty Reduction Programme (NORPREP) has handed over six new Mitsubishi pick-up vehicles to selected district assemblies in the region.

(KETE-KRACHI)KRACHI WEST:
2% employment quota for physically challenged
Thursday, May 20 2010

Physically challenged in the Krachi-West District would benefit from a two-percent automatic quota system in all employment and other social initiatives by government. 

BOLE:
Minister cautions galamsey operators
Thursday, May 20 2010

The Deputy Northern Regional Minister, Mr San Nasamu Asabigi, has cautioned galamsey operators at Kui-Tinga in the Bole District against degrading ’the environment through their illegal activities.

ACCRA:
MOWAC calls for re-introduction of moral education
Thursday, May 20 2010

The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to re-introduce the teaching of moral education in schools to provide the youth with the needed moral guidance for their proper development.  

NATIONAL :
Movies review board dissolved.
Thursday, May 20 2010

The Minister for Information, John Tia Akologu has dissolved the Cinematograph Board of Control, which is charged with the previewing of all films (moving pictures) and approving their exhibition within Ghana.

TEMA :
Railway lines to be completed in 60 days
Thursday, May 20 2010

Work on the Tema Railway lines would be completed by July 1 this year, the Resident Engineer of the project, Enyo Matrevi has said.

(GOASO) ASUNAFO NORTH :
Four held for ritual murder
Thursday, May 20 2010

The police in Goaso are holding four people, including a cocoa purchasing clerk, over a case in which the headless body of a middle-aged farm labourer was found on a cocoa farm at Sakyikrom, near Asumura in the Asunafo North municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region.

(AGOGO) ASANTE-AKIM NORTH:
Nurses advised to treat patients with respect
Thursday, May 20 2010

Mr. Thomas Osei-Bonsu, Asante-Akim North Municipal Chief Executive, has entreated nurses to be sensitive to the plight of patients and treat them with respect.

NATIONAL :
Minister cuts sod for new Kempinski
Thursday, May 20 2010

A sod-cutting ceremony has been held in Accra to mark the start of construction of the Kempinski hotel in Accra.

EAST AKIM:
Cable theft cause blackouts
Thursday, May 20 2010

Anyinam Begoro, Asiakwa, Kwabeng, Osino, Osiem and Bonsu, which are all major towns in the Eastern Region, and their satellite villages, have been plunged into total darkness after economic saboteurs on Tuesday night, cut off the main supply line and stole 3,500 metres of 11kv transmission lines connecting these areas from New Tafo.

KMA:
Four telecom operators owe assembly
Thursday, May 20 2010

Four telecom providers are owing the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly GH¢1,390.252 in respect of various rates due the assembly.

NATIONAL:
Veep tasks EC to address 2008 electoral complaints
Thursday, May 20 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on the Electoral Commission to address all complaints of abuses that were forwarded to the commission before conducting the next general election.

CAPE COAST:
MP provides for school.
Thursday, May 20 2010

The Member of Parliament  for Cape Coast , Mr. Barton Oduro, has presented 4,194 exercise books to pupils of the Nyinasin Basic school near Cape Coast.

(SALTPOND) MFANTSEMAN :
Ban pornography-Youth
Thursday, May 20 2010

A youth advocacy assembly has been held at Saltpond with a call on government to ban the importation of pornographic materials.

CAPE COAST :
Alleged Mills motor rider in custody
Thursday, May 20 2010

Reports indicates that a Cape Coast Circuit Court presided over by Richard Asiedu Badu, has remanded an apprentice mechanic, George Kingsley Sam Allotey, for allegedly knocking down Kofi Duodo who was earlier on reported to have been knocked down by President Mills’ convoy at Adisadel, in March last year.

NATIONAL:
Rawlings revisits Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire border concerns
Thursday, May 20 2010

Former President, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has called on Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire to tackle their maritime border issues in a frank, mature and responsible manner.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPIM SOUTH:
CJ seeks to firm up democracy
Thursday, May 20 2010

The Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood has given the assurance that the judiciary is well positioned to carry out its mandate to ensure good governance and as well consolidate and firm up Ghana’s democracy.

SEKYERE SOUTH:
Assembly provides more development projects
Thursday, May 20 2010

The Sekyere South District Assembly in the Ashanti Region is undertaking a number of develoment projects to improve the living conditions of the people.

(FOASE) ATWIMA KWANWOMA:
DCE vows to overcome development challenges
Thursday, May 20 2010

Atwima Kwanwoma, one of the new districts in the Ashanti Region is beset with a myriad of problems but the District Chief Executive, Mr. Tony Nyame, appears a very ambitious person, ready to lead the assembly to reverse the situation.

AGONA WEST:
Assembly reviews service contract with Zoomlion
Thursday, May 20 2010

The Agona West Municipal Assembly has decreased its monthly service agreement of GH¢ 25,000 with Zoomlion Ghana Limited to GH¢ 20,000 to be able to resource its Environmental Health Department to perform its statutory duties. 

TEMA:
Africans look up to Ghana as a toast - Bagbin
Thursday, May 20 2010

The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Alban Kingsford Bagbin, has observed that the rest of Africa is looking up to Ghana as a toast to move the continent forward. 

(ADUKROM) AGONA WEST:
Contractor abandons Nyakrom-Otsenkorang road works
Thursday, May 20 2010

Two Assembly Members for Adukrom and Otsenkorang Electoral Areas of Agona West Municipal Assembly have appealed to the Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe, to intervene to ensure the early completion of the Agona Nyakrom-Otsenkorang road to facilitate movement of passengers and goods.

ACCRA:
Pharmaceutical services low in rural areas-Registrar
Friday, May 21 2010

There are only 1,637 pharmacists currently serving in the country, representing a ratio of one pharmacist to 14,000 Ghanaians, a data available at the Ghana Pharmacy Council (GPC) has revealed.

ACCRA:
Women advocate for more electoral representation
Friday, May 21 2010

Representatives from ABANTU for Development, Women In Broadcasting (WIB) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), have expressed concern about the low level of women representation in Ghana’s electoral process.

ADENTA:
Police fooled by armed robbers
Friday, May 21 2010

Three suspected armed robbers yesterday gave false information to the Police Information Room in Accra to divert a police patrol team to a location about six kilometres away from the robbery scene and succeeded in embarking on a robbery spree at Adenta.

NATIONAL:
Reduced transport cost critical to economic growth
Friday, May 21 2010

Mr. Niels Rasmussen, Transport Director of West Africa Trade Hub said reducing transportation cost was critical to economic growth in the West African sub-region.  

ACCRA:
Ghanaian pharmacist to roll out new cancer drug
Friday, May 21 2010

Dr Peter Atadja, a Ghanaian Pharmacist is developing an anti-cancer therapy that would hit the market next year. The drug, which is at the trial stages, is awaiting certification from the World Health Organisation before it would be branded.

WA:
Civil servants asked to refrain from politics
Friday, May 21 2010

Mr. Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, has called on civil servants to avoid involving themselves in politics and work hard to increase productivity.

(ACCRA) AMA:
Market women storm castle to protest eviction
Friday, May 21 2010

Scores of traders who ply their trade at the Novotel Market in Accra stormed the castle on Friday May 21, in protest against their impending removal from the Novotel Park by Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

HO:
Mawuli school launches 60th anniversary
Friday, May 21 2010

The Ho Mawuli School has launched its 60th anniversary with the call on both old and current students to strive for excellence and share the virtues invested in them.

ACCRA:
Health college to construct medical village
Friday, May 21 2010

Professor Aaron Nii Lante Lawson, Provost of College of Health Science, Korle Bu, has hinted that a 400-acre land has been acquired near Noguchi Memorial Research Institute in Accra to construct an ultra modern 100-bed teaching hospital.

ZABZUGU-TATALE:
Six assemblies get vehicles
Friday, May 21 2010

The Northern Regional Poverty Reduction Programme (NORPREP) has handed over six new Mitsubishi pick-up vehicles to selected district assemblies in the region.

NATIONAL :
All must wear national colors today
Friday, May 21 2010

The Ministry of Information has in a statement asked all Ghanaians and foreigners resident in Ghana to come out boldly on Friday, May 21, in their red, gold and green outfits “as Ghana gets ready for the World Cup 2010.”

NATIONAL
World Hepatitis day marked.
Friday, May 21 2010

Ghana marked the 2010 World Hepatitis Day, in Accra with a symposium on the disease that causes inflammation of the liver, its prevention and management.

TEMA :
Pastor asked to step aside
Friday, May 21 2010

The administrator of the Trinity Congregation of the Presbyterian Church at Tema Community 4, Ms Doris Sobre, who was cited in an alleged sex scandal, has been asked to proceed on leave with immediate effect.

(EAST TANOKROM) STMA :
Gays in the news again
Friday, May 21 2010

It was a spectacle of disbelief when a group of gays and lesbians congregated on the soil of East Tanokrom, a suburb of Takoradi, specifically Royal Gem Gardens apparently to socialize and take stock of their illicit affairs.

AMA:
Ga Mantse palace attacked.
Friday, May 21 2010

The Palace of the Ga Mantse King Tackie Tawiah III is currently under the surveillance of police personnel from the Greater Accra Regional Police Command.

KMA :
Another sex scandal
Friday, May 21 2010

The Ashanti Regional Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh, is in deep trouble, following his alleged incessant attempts to sexually abuse female workers in his office.

NATIONAL :
Dispose case against Pastor Obinim- A.G
Friday, May 21 2010

The Attorney-General’s Department has asked the police to dispose of the criminal case against Pastor Daniel Obinim, Head of the International God’s Way Church in Kumasi, and three associate pastors who were arrested for assault.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH:
Prisoners relieved.
Friday, May 21 2010

Remand prisoners at the Nsawam Prison heaved a sigh of relief when 10 special court sessions were held at the prison to review their cases, some of which have been pending for 10 years.

AMA :
Chaos over land.
Friday, May 21 2010

The attempt by the Accra Metropolitan Authority (AMA) to eject traders from the Novotel Trading Park has plunged the ownership of the park into further controversy, with two other organisations claiming ownership of the land.

AMA:
Prosecutors cautioned not to compromise position
Friday, May 21 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s (AMA) Public Health Unit, has trained 20
prosecutors for the Environmental Sanitation Courts to be operational in July 2010, with a call on them not to compromise their positions in the course of rendering services to the state but ensure fairness to all. 

AMA :
DNA testing begins in Korle Bu
Friday, May 21 2010

The Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital will, from Monday, May 24, 2010, begin conducting human identification (DNA) tests.

STMA :
Floods hit metropolis
Friday, May 21 2010

A Heavy downpour in the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis has flooded the central business district (CBD) of the metropolis and surrounding areas, forcing many residents to stay indoors and businesses to suspend operations.

NATIONAL:
Open University for Ghana soon
Friday, May 21 2010

The Minister of Education, Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, has announced that “government is contemplating establishing an open university as part of its agenda to widen access to tertiary education”.

NATIONAL :
Teachers to get allowances
Friday, May 21 2010

Government has approved the payment of professional allowance  to all professional teachers with Ghana Education Service. 

NATIONAL:
National day of prayer
Friday, May 21 2010

A national day of prayer and fund-raising for the senior national team, the Black Stars has been declared.

(AKRPONG) AKUAPIM NORTH:
Physically challenged students receive motivation
Friday, May 21 2010

A physically challenged teacher, Ms Louisa Enyonam, has urged physically challenged students not to allow their plight to hinder their quest to pursue higher education. 

(SOWUTUOM) GA WEST :
Man roasts son
Friday, May 21 2010

The Sowutuom Police is looking for a 36-year-old man who allegedly laid his nine-year-old son on a coal pot with fire, for stealing a mango.

ADAKLU ANYIGBE :
DCE condemns aloofness
Friday, May 21 2010

Mr Michael Kobla Adzahoo, Adaklu-Anyigbe District Chief Executive (DCE), has condemned the aloofness of the public to health education programmes.

TEMA:
Assembly endorses MCE
Friday, May 21 2010

Members of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly have commended the TMA  Chief Executive , Kempes Ofosuware for his sound policies that have yielded positive results in his one year in office.

NATIONAL :
NLA donates to institution
Friday, May 21 2010

Authorities of National Lottery Authority (NLA), on Thursday presented a cheque for GH¢10,000 to authorities of the College of Health Science, Korle Bu, to boost training of medical practitioners in the country.

(KOJOKPERI) NADOWLI:
DCE blames Fulani impunity on chiefs, landlords
Friday, May 21 2010

The District Chief Executive for Nadwoli, , Mr. Abu Kasanbata has warned that people who hide under the cloak of political parties, to perpetuate criminal activities will face the full rigours of the law when they are caught.

(NORTH KANESHIE) AMA:
Ga Mantse Palace under siege by angry youth
Friday, May 21 2010

The Ga Mantse’s (Chief) Palace is under a heavy security surveillance following an early morning invasion by some angry youth.

(ANUM) WEST AKIM:
Ofosu Ampofo takes tough stand against criminals
Friday, May 21 2010

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has warned that as long as he remains the Chairman of the Regional Security Committee, nobody will be allowed to take the law into his own hands.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
School Feeding programme committee reconstituted
Friday, May 21 2010

A nine-member reconstituted Effutu Municipal Implementation Committee of the Ghana School Feeding Programme headed by the Municipal Chief Executive, Nii Ephraim, has been inaugurated at Winneba.

(TAKORADI) STMA:
FDB destroys 6000 bags of fumigated rice
Friday, May 21 2010

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has destroyed a consignment of 6000 bags of 50kg Pakistani Long Grain White rice found to be fumigated with high concentration Aluminum Phosphide, a 57 percent poisonous compound which can pose serious public health and safety concerns.

TOLON-KUMBUNGU:
Six assemblies get vehicles
Saturday, May 22 2010

The Northern Regional Poverty Reduction Programme (NORPREP) has handed over six new Mitsubishi pick-up vehicles to selected district assemblies in the region.

(TARKWA-MAAKRO)KMA:
HFC Bank opens branch at Tarkwa-Maakro
Saturday, May 22 2010

HFC Bank Ghana Limited has opened a branch at Tarkwa-Maakro in the Kumasi Metropolis as part of the push to establish a firm foothold in the Ashanti region.

(DZODZE-PENYI)KETU NORTH:
Dzodze-Penyi gets girls dormitory
Saturday, May 22 2010

A 540-capacity girls’ dormitory for the Dzodze-Penyi Senior High School has been inaugurated and handed over by the Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Amenowode with an assurance that the government was committed to the upgrading and rehabilitation of facilities in second cycle institutions to provide    excellent    academic atmosphere to    facilitate quality teaching and learning.

WEST MAMPRUSI:
West Mamprusi prepares for disasters
Saturday, May 22 2010

The West Mamprusi District in the Northern Region is taking realistic measures to reduce the damaging effects of any possible rain disaster that may occur in the area during the rainy season.

SUNYANI:
Help make the ’Better Ghana Agenda’ successful-organiser
Saturday, May 22 2010

Mr. Mohammed Seidu, Brong-Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), said the Atta Mills administration was embracing all lost and found sons and daughters of the party to pursue its Better Ghana Agenda.

(NORTH KANESHIE) AMA:Police arrest 22 over Ga Mantse’s coup attempt
Saturday, May 22 2010

Twenty-two people have been picked up by the Accra Regional Police Command to assist in investigations into disturbances at the Ga Mantse’s palace in the early hours of Friday.

TAMALE:
No excuse for failure-Dr. Bisiw
Saturday, May 22 2010

Dr. Hanna Bisiw, Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, has warned the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) not to use the "lack of resources syndrome" as an excuse to justify its failure to provide water and sanitation facilities to rural
communities.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
Let’s not be complacent - Adu Yeboah
Saturday, May 22 2010

The Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Lawyer Samuel Adu Yeboah has cautioned supports of the party to shun complacency in their campaign activities for the 2012 general elections. 

ACCRA:
Commonwealth commends Ghana’s electoral accomplishment
Saturday, May 22 2010

The Commonwealth Secretariat has commended the electoral accomplishment of Ghana, describing it as a model for democratic states.

ACCRA:
Award for best journalist in HIV/AIDS reporting
Saturday, May 22 2010

The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has announced its decision to sponsor a prize award for well researched articles on HIV/AIDS as part of this year’s Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) awards package.

SAWLA-TUNA-KALBA:
DCE is dead
Saturday, May 22 2010

Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com has it that the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Chief Executive, Hon. Alhassan Shakuor Bukari is dead.

TAKORADI:
’GPHA not thwarting efforts of Tullow Oil’
Saturday, May 22 2010

Officials of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) have denied that the authority is frustrating Tullow Oil in its efforts at constructing a chemical plant at the Takoradi Port ahead of the arrival of the floating production storage and offloading vessel, the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah.

NATIONAL :
Governments fingered
Sunday, May 23 2010

Successive governments have been criticized for unnecessarily interfering in the activities of metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs).

AMA :
Traders ask for more time.
Sunday, May 23 2010

Traders at the Novotel Park in Accra are evacuating their wares, some to the Odawna Market at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, while others are heading home or looking for convenient spaces within the metropolis to resettle.

AMA :
Cold Storage for KIA
Sunday, May 23 2010

A 250,000 US-dollars cold storage facility is being constructed near the Aviance Cargo Village Section at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

NATIONAL :
Ghana can win World cup
Sunday, May 23 2010

President J.E.A Mills has expressed great faith in the ability of the Black Stars to outperform all competition at South Africa 2010, and urged the team to win the World Cup.

(KANESHIE)AMA:
Ga Mantse escapes assassination attempt
Monday, May 24 2010

The Palace of the Ga Mantse, Nii Tackie Tawiah III was attacked on Monday Morning May 24.

GOMOA EAST:
Consult assemblies on removal of DCEs
Monday, May 24 2010

A suggestion has been made that just as District Chief Executives appointed by the President were mandated to be confirmed by the assemblies, their removal from office must also be referred to the assemblies to decide.

NATIONAL:
Mills opens Centenary Colloquim
Monday, May 24 2010

President John Atta Mills opened the Kwame Nkrumah Centenary Colloquium in Accra, with a call on African leaders to bequeath legacies that would earn them a place in posterity.

(AKIM-WENCHI)KWAEBIBIREM:
Depoliticise education system
Monday, May 24 2010

The Chairman of the University of Education Governing Council, Okofo Amoako Bondam III, has advised policy makers to depoliticise the country’s educational system in order not to jeopardize the future of generations.

TAMALE:
MCE tours communities
Monday, May 24 2010

The Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Alhaji Friday paid a working visit to communities in all the 54 electoral areas in the Metropolis to introduce himself to the people.

NATIONAL :
District elections in October
Monday, May 24 2010

The District level elections will take place throughout the country on October 26, Pauline Adobea Dadzawa, a member of the electoral commission has announced.

NATIONAL :
About 1000 to benefit from MASLOC
Monday, May 24 2010

About 950 persons with disabilities benefited from a GHC 100,000 micro finance scheme under the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre(MASLOC) between 2005 and 2008,says Mr. Antwi -Boasiako Sekyere, Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Welfare.

NATIONAL:
Railway system to be revamped in two phases
Monday, May 24 2010

Government has stated its commitment to revamp the ailing railway system in order to enhance economic activity, stating that it will be carried out in two phases.

SAVELUGU-NANTON :
Six assemblies get vehicles
Monday, May 24 2010

The Northern Regional Poverty Reduction Programme (NORPREP) has handed over six new Mitsubishi pick-up vehicles to selected district assemblies in the region.

KARAGA:
5 Polyclinics lack doctors
Monday, May 24 2010

The Northern Region has been saddled with a lot of challenges in terms of the ratio of health personnel especially medical Doctors.

TWIFO HEMAN LOWER DENKYIRA :
Do not sell exercise books
Monday, May 24 2010

Mr. Joseph Foster Andoh, District Chief Executive for Twifo Heman Lower Denkyira has warned that the exercise books supplied by government to basic schools in the country are not meant for sale.

AGONA EAST :
Assembly takes drastic measures.
Monday, May 24 2010

The Agona East District Assembly has embarked on a number of measures to increase its internal generated fund (IGF) to enable it undertake more development projects.

TAMALE:
Rehabilitate roads in Ward K
Monday, May 24 2010

Ward K is one of the biggest suburbs in the Tamale Metropolis, but it seems to have been abandoned by the Tamale Metropolitan Assembty. (TaMA).

ASHAIMAN :
NDC elect new executives
Monday, May 24 2010

After months of undue delay in the election of Ashaiman constituency executives of the NDC, the party has finally held its constituency elections to elect executives to lead the party in the constituency.

EFFUTU :
Five die in accident.
Monday, May 24 2010

Five persons altogether were killed on the spot and twenty-three others received various degrees of injuries in two separate accidents that occurred on the Apam-Winneba Junction-Accra on Wednesday and Thursday.

AMA :
Is Palmer Buckle to be blamed?
Monday, May 24 2010

The Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Church in Accra, Reverend Gabriel Charles Angela Palmer-Buckle, has called the recent smearing of the Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church in Accra with human excreta “a devilish act,” which must be condemned by all Christians.

CAPE COAST:
Chief remanded for rape
Monday, May 24 2010

A circuit court in Cape Coast has remanded Nana Korsah VII,  a 48 year old chief of Ekumfi -Ekumpoano into prison custody for allegedly raping his ex-fiance’s daughter.

KUMASI:
"High Priest" held for calling Mills Chimpanzee
Monday, May 24 2010

A New Patriotic Party (NPP) Social Commentator was arrested on Monday May 24 during a radio programme in Kumasi after allegedly describing President John Mills as a Chimpanzee during a studio discussion over fake posters of the NPP’s 2008 presidential candidate.

AKUAPEM SOUTH :
More "Chofi" being destroyed
Monday, May 24 2010

Officials of the Food and Drug board has destroyed 340 cartons of turkey tails which were seized from a cold store at Nsawam in the Akuapem South district of the Eastern region.

(DAMBAI) KRACHI EAST:
Lake transport now safe with increased lifeguards
Monday, May 24 2010

Travelling on the Volta Lake has become safer with the increasing presence of lifeguards who are contributing towards safe lake transoprtaion in the country.

(KALEO) NADOWLI:
Two-storey dormitory blocks for Kaleo School soon
Monday, May 24 2010

The Upper West Regional Director of Education, Mr. Fabian Belieb,has visited the Kaleo Senior High/Technical School, to inspect the boys’ and girls’ dormitory blocks that have been abandoned.

(ACCRA) AMA:
AMA decongests Novotel Market
Monday, May 24 2010

The Accra Metrpolitan Assembly has begun demolishing stores at the Novotel market following an ultimatum issued on Saturday, May 21 2010.

KINTAMPO NORTH:
Kintampo Health School students appeal to gov’t
Monday, May 24 2010

Students of the Kintampo Rural Health Training School have complained about fees being charged by the school authorities for a course in Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI).

(ANYINASE) ELLEMBELLE:
Anyinase to get ultra-modern police station complex
Monday, May 24 2010

The Ellembelle District Assembly has approved the construction of an ultra-modern police station complex at Aiyinase to meet the challenges of the oil-find and mining activities in the area.

(TAMALE) TAMA:
Northern Region woos doctors
Monday, May 24 2010

The Northern Regional Directorate of Health Services (NRDHS) has embarked on an aggressive plan to attract doctors and other health professionals to serve in the region.

LAWRA:
Assembly embarks on rigorous food production
Monday, May 24 2010

The Lawra District Assembly in the Upper West Region is to embark on a rigirous food production programme this year to boost food production and food security in the district.

ACCRA:
Ga Mantse charges on government
Monday, May 24 2010

The Ga Mantse Nii Tackie Tawiah III has given strong indications that he will lead his people to protect themselves from their opponents if government fails to intervene in the attacks on him and his subjects.

ACCRA:
Africans descend on Accra for Nkrumah’s fest
Tuesday, May 25 2010

Events celebrating the life of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah reach their climax today, Tuesday, as Africans from across the continent mark African Union (AU) Day.

TAMALE:
Assembly staff receive ICT training
Tuesday, May 25 2010

Management and staff of Tamale Metropolitan Assembly have been taken through Information Communication Technology (ICT) lesson to enable them respond effectively towards current trends of doing things.

SABOBA:
Rain Water Harvesting tanks constructed in N/R
Tuesday, May 25 2010

The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) an International Development Organization has constructed 110 Rain Water Harvest Tanks for nine Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies in the Northern Region at a total cost of GH ¢305,000.

(ACCRA)AMA:
Police to start DNA tests soon.
Tuesday, May 25 2010

The Police forensic laboratory will start DNA tests before the close of the year to facilitate and determine cases that require further investigations following the arrival of the equipment in the country.

BONGO:
Govt is committed to developing the north
Tuesday, May 25 2010

Mr. Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister has reiterated that government was committed to the development of the three northern regions.

(ANYINASE)ELLEMBELE:
Assembly to construct ultra-modern police station
Tuesday, May 25 2010

The Ellembelle District Assembly has approved the construction of an ultra-modern police station complex at Aiyinase to meet the challenges of the oil-find and mining activities in the area.

GOMOA WEST:
Gov’t moves to increase agric production
Tuesday, May 25 2010

Government is to establish tractor service centres in some selected districts including Gomoa West to offer tractor services to farmers to increase production. In addition, some farmers would be supported by government to acquire their own tractors at subsidised prices and at a hire purchase.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t disagrees with Togo over mass exodus of refugees
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Government of Ghana has described as alarming reports from the BBC that over 3,500 Ghanaians from the north have fled to neighbouring Togo to escape ethnic and chieftaincy conflicts.

SUNYANI:
Gas explosion sees 30 injured
Wednesday, May 26 2010

A gas filling station which exploded in the Sunyani Municipality has injured about 30 people and damaged several properties running into thousands of Ghana cedis.

NATIONAL :
Church in politics worrying.
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, the Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, has expressed concern about politicking in the church.

AMA :
Ga Mantse prays to government
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah III, has called on the government to take immediate steps to halt attacks on him and his throne, stressing that any invasion on his palace is an attack on the government.

(WEIJA) GA SOUTH:
A-G takes over case.
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Attorney-General’s Department has taken over the prosecution of the case involving the Founder and General Overseer of the Jesus Blood Prophetic Ministry, Prophet Nana Kofi Yirenkyi, alias Jesus One Touch.

NATIONAL:
Next is economic independence
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Vice-President, John Dramani Manama, says it is now obvious that, the forward march of the African continent lies in its economic emancipation.

ACCRA:
Newmont backs sustainable livelihood programme
Wednesday, May 26 2010

Newmont Ghana says it is determined to build the capacities of people to enable them to become self-reliant, besides making a living for themselves.

AMA :
Ayittey Canada for court.
Wednesday, May 26 2010

A claimant to the Ga Mantse stool Canada Ayittey is to appear in court on Wednesday May 26 over his alleged involvement in the recent attacks on the Ga Mantse.

WEST MAMPRUSI:
Farmers get support to increase production
Wednesday, May 26 2010

Mr Sulley Abudu Zakaria, West Mamprusi District Chief Executive (DCE), has presented six tractors to farmers in the area on high purchase to help them increase food production towards poverty reduction.

KMA :
Students to return on Monday.
Wednesday, May 26 2010

Students of the Kumasi Polytechnic are to return to the campus to continue academic work on Monday May 31.

(PWALUGU)TALENSI-NABDAM:
Community appeals for sheanut market
Wednesday, May 26 2010

Communities in Pwalugu in the Talensi Nabdam District have appealed to the Government to reintroduce the policy that allowed purchasing clerks from the Cocoa Marketing Board to purchase sheanuts from communities.

NATIONAL :
20 percent economic growth expected
Wednesday, May 26 2010

Oil will help raise Ghana’s economic growth rates to 20 per cent next year, a deputy governor of the Central Bank has said, hinting at further interest rate cuts if inflation continued to fall.

SUNYANI :
DCE refused visa
Wednesday, May 26 2010

Reports gathered indicate that the United States Embassy in Ghana has refused the Sunyani Municipal Chief, Kwasi Oppong Ababio, a US visa, for reasons yet unknown.

TAMALE :
110 rain water tanks installed.
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) an International Development Organization has constructed 110 Rain Water Harvest Tanks for nine Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies in the Northern Region at a total cost of GH ¢305,000.

HO:
NAFAC to be given development orientation
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC) is to be given development oriented direction with emphasis on job creation and skills training opportunities.  

TAMALE :
25 doctors prepare for north
Wednesday, May 26 2010

For once in many years, 25 medical doctors have accepted to do their housemanship in the Northern Region.

(EFFUTU-ATEIKU)EFFUTU:
Assembly hands-over school building to GES
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Effutu Municipal Assembly has handed over a 3-Unit Class room block with offices, storerooms and  toilet facilities valued at GH¢41,000 to the Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) at Effutu Ateitu. 

CHEREPONI:
5 Polyclinics lack doctors
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Northern Region has been saddled with a lot of challenges in terms of the ratio of health personnel especially medical Doctors.

LEDZOKUKU KROWOR :
Teshie to get regular water supply
Wednesday, May 26 2010

Nii Nortey Dua, Member of Parliament for the Ledzokuku constituency, has said the solution to the water problem promised the constituents was on course, revealing that all indentified hidden underground water wells, with powerful pumps that prevented water from running into the smaller pipes , had been destroyed.

EFFUTU :
MCE appeals for support
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, Nii Ephraim, has appealed to the USAID and Relief International to assist the Assembly to develop a modern waste disposal sites to recycle liquid and solid waste.

(KUMASI)KMA:
Police drop charges against ’chimpanzee’ man
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The police in the Kumasi Metropolis have dropped charges against Mr. Alexander Adu Gyamfi, the social commentator and a sympathizer of the New Patriotic Party,  who described President John Evans Atta Mills as a chimpanzee during a radio  panel discussion on Fox Fm in Kumasi.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
Two impersonators on remand.
Wednesday, May 26 2010

An Apam District Magistrate Court presided by Justice Charles Wiafe has remanded Theophilus Rockson Ankumah, 32, and Baba Amadu alias Alhaji Mohammed, 38, currently being tried for impersonation, in police custody to reappear on 31st May 2010.

NATIONAL:
Justice Quist pulls out of Ghana @50 trial
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The much publicized Ghana@50 celebration hearing involving two key figures in the erstwhile Kufuor administration Wednesday took an incredible twist as the Presiding Judge, Justice Charles Quist steps down citing conflict of interest.

LAWRA:
Assembly initiates plans to restore forest cover
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Lawra District Assembly has launced a National Forest Plantation Programme where 300 hectres of teak, ceiba, acacia, mahogany and fruit trees like cashew and mangoes will be cultivated.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST:
Sissala communities get new radio station
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Minister of Communications, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, has urged the media to concentrate more on issues that promote social empowerment and development rather than in political debates.

NATIONAL:
Parliament summons Interior Minister over Ghanaian refugees
Wednesday, May 26 2010

Ghana’s Interior Minister, Martin Amidu, has been asked to appear before Parliament by Thursday to answer questions on news of fleeing Ghanaians into neighbouring Togo.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t positive about repatriation of Ghanaian refugees
Wednesday, May 26 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has rolled up a roadmap to ensure the repatriation of Ghanaians who have fled the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo  District  of the Northern Region  as a result  of chieftaincy conflict that broke out on the 25th of this month .

TAMALE:
Rain water harvesting tanks constructed in N/R
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) an International Development Organization has constructed 110 Rain Water Harvest Tanks for nine Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies in the Northern Region at a total cost of GH ¢305,000.

KETA:
Keta to phase out pan latrines
Wednesday, May 26 2010

The Keta Municipal Assembly is to face out all 550 pan latrines in the area and replace them with KVIPs or water closet toilets under a four-year Health and Sanitation Scheme.

(GRAPHIC ROAD) ACCRA:
Train smashes into metro bus in Accra
Wednesday, May 26 2010

A train has crashed into a metro mass transit bus, popularly known as “Kufuor Bus” on the Graphic road close to the Graphic Communication Group edifice in Accra, Ghanadistricts.com understands.

NATIONAL :
Investigate rail accident-minister
Thursday, May 27 2010

Transport Minister Mike Hammah has ordered immediate investigations into yesterday’s train crash on the Graphic road here in Accra.

KMA :
Man recruits robbers
Thursday, May 27 2010

A Twenty-Seven (27) year former employee of Prudential Bank in Kumasi Richmond Kankam a.k.a Kofi Mensah has been arrested by the Tamale police in attempt to recruit persons for robbery purposes in Kumasi.

AMA :
"Ayittey Canada"on bail.
Thursday, May 27 2010

Nii Tackie Obley, otherwise called Ayittey Canada, who is alleged to have masterminded a raid on the palace of the Ga Mantse, has been granted bail in the sum of GH¢10,000.

AMA:
Four communities very poor.
Thursday, May 27 2010

Four communities in Accra have been identified as poverty endemic according to a Co-operative Housing Foundation International (CHF) report.

TAMALE :
June 4 goes to Tamale
Thursday, May 27 2010

A grand durbar has been scheduled for Tamale to climax activities marking the 31st anniversary of the June 4 Uprising for 2010.

(NEW BORTIANOR) GA SOUTH:
First In Vitro baby born
Thursday, May 27 2010

A year after it was officially inaugurated , the Finney hospital and Fertility centre at New Bortianor, near Accra has delivered its first In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) baby.

DANGME WEST :
Assembly ventures into agriculture
Thursday, May 27 2010

A 265 acres of land has been purchased by the Dangme West District Assembly to boost agriculture in the area.

(DODOWA) DANGME WEST :
Appreciate agriculture
Thursday, May 27 2010

The Dangme West, District Co-ordinating Director, Emmanuel B. Nortey has said agriculture should not be seen as a subsistence venture but a viable business.

AMA :
Census implementation committee launched
Thursday, May 27 2010

The Greater Accra Regional Minister Nii Armah Ashittey has inaugurated the Regional and District census implementation committees in Accra.

CAPE COAST :
Kaunda visits Cape Coast.
Thursday, May 27 2010

The Former President of Zambia, Dr Kenneth Kaunda, has described HIV/AIDS as the most destructive enemy of man in the 21st Century and called for all hands on deck to fight it.

NATIONAL :
UNHCR contradicts refugee claims
Thursday, May 27 2010

Contrary to claims by the government of Ghana and Togo that Ghanaian refugees in Togo are only a 1,000 in number, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ghana has stated that figures of refugees in Togo available to them are over 3,000.

KETA:
Rainstorm injures 11 pupils
Thursday, May 27 2010

A heavy down pour on Wednesday in the Keta Municipality has injured eleven pupils of the Keta Zion School when the roof of their classroom block was ripped off.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Climate change and new effects
Thursday, May 27 2010

Dr Mira Taylor, Medical practitioner at the Koforidua Regional Hospital, has noted that climate change could increase the incidences of neurological conditions.

NATIONAL :
New insurance programme in the offing
Thursday, May 27 2010

A new and innovative insurance programme, which provides pharmacy, retirement plans and business opportunities to clients would be launched on June 9.

Ellembele :
Am not dead-Former Deputy Speaker
Thursday, May 27 2010

A Former 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Former MP for the Ellembele Constituency, Freddie Blay has rubbished reports in sections of the media that he was dead.

NATIONAL :
Capacity building for MMDAs
Thursday, May 27 2010

Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Head of Service, Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) has noted that personnel of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) are undergoing capacity building training to build in them leadership and managerial skills.

NATIONAL:
Ghanaian refugees set to return home
Thursday, May 27 2010

Security and political authorities in Ghana and Togo have agreed that appropriate conditions are on the ground for Ghanaian refugees who fled the northern conflict to Togo to return home.

(KUMASI) KMA:
KMA pulls down "Abinkyi slum"
Thursday, May 27 2010

A sprawling slum in Kumasi, popularly called "Abinkyi slum", has been demolished by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).

LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Dipo is also important
Thursday, May 27 2010

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Lower Manya Krobo, Mr Isaac Agbo-Tetteh, has advised pastors and ministers of the gospel to stop condemning the Dipo custom of the Krobos, in their daily preaching, as biblical principles do not frown on cultural values.

ACCRA:
Ghana to launch Innovative Health Insurance Programme
Thursday, May 27 2010

An innovative insurance programme, which provides pharmacy, retirement plans and business opportunities to clients would be launched on June 9.

(SENYA BERAKU) AWUTU-SENYA:
Harona Esseku in call for decent campaigning
Thursday, May 27 2010

A Former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Harona Esseku, has appealed to the aspiring flag bearers of the party to do decent campaigning to enable the party win back power in 2012. 

(GWOLLU) SISSALA WEST:
First SHS for Sissala West District commences
Thursday, May 27 2010

A sod has been cut for work to begin on the construction of the first Senior High School in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region at Gwollu.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t seeks to sustain cocoa related gains
Thursday, May 27 2010

The Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, says cocoa remains the backbone of the country’s economy bringing in about 60 per cent of the foreign exchange and should be protected against any form of threat. 

ACCRA:
Hundreds protest against mobile telecom operators
Thursday, May 27 2010

Hundreds of dissatisfied mobile phone users on Thursday thronged the Kwame Nkrumah circle in Accra to protest against poor service by Telephone companies.

TAMALE:
Tamale to host June 4 commemoration
Thursday, May 27 2010

Celebration of the 31st anniversary of June 4 Uprising, will be climaxed with a grand durbar at Tamale, in the Northern Region.  

(OGBOJO) GA EAST:
MMDAs improve managerial skills
Friday, May 28 2010

A three day capacity building workshop for assemblies in the Greater Accra Region is currently ongoing at the Local Government Institute at Ogbojo in the Ga East Municipality.

(KASOA) AWUTU-SENYA:
Two ministries to promote pineapple production
Friday, May 28 2010

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) is to collaborate with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to promote pineapple production in the country.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
New twist in prison break
Friday, May 28 2010

Raphael Lawoe, one of the 7 arrested prison convicts who broke jail from the Sekondi prison about a month ago, has told a Sekondi High Court that the prisoners escaped because they were served with watery soup and unpalatable meals in the prison yard.

NATIONAL:
6 months arrears for workers
Friday, May 28 2010

All public service workers in the country will enjoy a six-month back-pay when the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSSS) comes into effect in July this year.

ACCRA:
ADR to celebrate Legal Week
Friday, May 28 2010

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) adopted by the Judicial Service of Ghana would celebrate its Legal Year Week, aimed at ensuring that justice is made more accessible, easier, cheaper, non-adversarial, expeditious and flexible to all.

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA:
Misinformation causes irregular migration - GIS
Friday, May 28 2010

A research conducted by authorities of Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) indicates that misinformation and lack of information are the major reasons why people travel in clandestine manner. 

DANGBE WEST :
Assemblys’ pick on education for 2010
Friday, May 28 2010

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Dangme West District Assembly, Mr. Emmanuel Anyimi Odai Lartey has identified lack of adequate and appropiate infrastructure in schools as a potential cause of poor academic performance of school children in the district.

(OBLOGO)GA WEST :
Residents faced with death.
Friday, May 28 2010

Residents of Oblogo, a suburb of Accra, are living in grave fear as two abandoned refuse dumping sites emit poisonous toxic liquid waste, which reports say has so far killed some domestic animals.

ABURA ASEBU KWAMANKESE :
Drivers to pay more for insurance
Friday, May 28 2010

The District Chief Executive of Abura Asebu Kwamankese, Aba Edusah has appealed to assembly members of her area to support her fully to enable them achieve the better Ghana agenda ahead.

NATIONAL :
DOVVSU begins talks with pupils
Friday, May 28 2010

The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of Ghana Police Service has organised a competition on domestic violence for pupils from some basic schools in Accra Metropolis.

NATIONAL:
Minister warns against over-dependence on mining
Friday, May 28 2010

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Collins Dauda has warned communities which depend substantially on mining that their economies could in time grind to a halt if the use and management of communities’ share of revenues and other benefits are not planned, invested and directed properly.

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA :
Church to establish SHS.
Friday, May 28 2010

Three branches of the Foursquare Gospel Church International have held a joint mini convention at Agona Swedru.

(MPRAESO) KWAHU SOUTH :
Arrest my son-retired Chief Inspector
Friday, May 28 2010

A retired Police Chief Inspector, has caused the arrest and prosecution of his 25-year-old son at the Mpraeso Circuit Court charged with assault, stealing and causing damage.

NEW JUABEN:
Report all miscreants
Friday, May 28 2010

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) and Eastern regional Commander, Ransford Ninson,  has appealed to the public to report any professional misconduct of a police officer to the regional command for appropriate action.

(AJUMAKO BISEASE) AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
Empower today’s child.
Friday, May 28 2010

The Authority of the First Anglican Child Development Centre of the Saint Luke Anglican Church at Ajumako Bisease is undertaking fish farming, vegetable and poultry farming to generate income to support the Centre.

KWAEBIBIREM:
Students warned against demonstrations
Friday, May 28 2010

The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister , Mr.Mohammed Ahmed Baba Jamal,has cautioned students against resorting to violence and demonstrations as means to back their grievances.

WA:
Gov’t set to empower Regional Security Councils
Friday, May 28 2010

The Minister of the Interior, Mr. Martin Amidu, has appealed to the people of Upper West Region to continue to use dialogue and other legal channels in the settlement of all disputes.   

(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
I was forced into stealing by economic hardship - Tanko
Friday, May 28 2010

A 37-year-old unemployed, put before the Juaso circuit court for stealing two bunches of plantain, told the court that he was forced into committing the offence by economic hardship.

ACCRA:
Deadline necessary in registration of pilgrims - Veep
Friday, May 28 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Friday called on National Hajj Agents Association to provide a deadline for the registration of all prospective pilgrims in order to avoid the perennial difficulties in the connection of flights. 

HOHOE:
Driver convicted for failure to produce license
Friday, May 28 2010

A Hohoe Circuit Court has convicted John Obaakonnor, a driver, to a fine of GH¢200 for his failure to produce a driving license and using a vehicle without a roadworthy certificate.  

BUNKPRUGU-YUNYOO:
Bunkprugu displaced persons receive relief items
Friday, May 28 2010

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), in the Northern Region, has dispatched three vehicles loaded with quantities of relief items valued at thousands of Ghana cedis to the victims of the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo conflict.   

BAWKU:
Gov’t renew curfew in Bawku
Friday, May 28 2010

The Minister of the Interior, Mr Martin Amidu, has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council, and by Executive Instrument, renewed for a week the curfew imposed on Bawku Municipality and its environs.   

CAPE COAST:
Cape Coast to get Court of Appeal soon
Friday, May 28 2010

Chief Justice Georgina Wood on Thursday announced that Cape Coast would soon be provided with a Court of Appeal to serve the judicial needs of the Central and Western Regions.

NATIONAL:
Increase in utility tariffs suspended
Friday, May 28 2010

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has suspended the announcement of an increase in utility tariffs scheduled to take effect on Friday.

TAMALE:
Gov’t releases GH ¢15 million for local rice purchase
Friday, May 28 2010

The Government has released GH¢ 15 million to the National Food Buffer Stock Company to buy paddy rice from farmers in the three Northern regions.

ACCRA:
Veep leaves for Franco-African Summit in France
Saturday, May 29 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama leaves Accra on Saturday, May 29 for Paris, France to attend the 25th Franco-African Summit slated for the Riviera city of Nice.

ACCRA:
GcNET to provide Valuation Services
Saturday, May 29 2010

The Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GcNET) has been given due authorization to deploy the valuation module in the Ghana Customs Management System (GCMS) starting from 1st June 2010.

BOLGATANGA:
Gov’t to set up Sheanut Development Board
Saturday, May 29 2010

The Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Lucy Awuni has reiterated government’s commitment to advancing and transforming the country’s sheanut industry. Much premium is therefore being placed on developing it into a cash crop as was done for the cocoa industry in the past.

ACCRA:
First ever International Women’s Fair opens in Accra
Saturday, May 29 2010

A report by the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs has indicated that a total of 735 cases of domestic violence were recorded nationwide between 2002 and 2009. 

HO:
Volta NHIS staff charged to raise performance
Saturday, May 29 2010

Colonel Cyril Necku (rtd), Deputy Volta Regional Minister has charged staff of the regional office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to improve on their performance or be sanctioned.

ACCRA:
Poultry farmers urged to improve packaging
Saturday, May 29 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama appealed to poultry farmers to improve on the packaging of their products in order to attract both domestic and foreign markets.

ACCRA:
Parliament breaks the jinx of late start
Saturday, May 29 2010

Parliament broke the jinx of its late start of proceedings on Friday, when sitting started nearly on time with members expressing their happiness and hope that time would henceforth be respected in the House.

ASHAIMAN:
Assembly to privatize waste collection
Saturday, May 29 2010

The Municipal Chief Executive of Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA), Mr. Numo Adinortey Addison, has announced that the Assembly had decided to privatise waste collection in the area. 

(KUMASI)KMA:
Finatrade supports KNUST model farm
Saturday, May 29 2010

Finatrade Foundation, a charitable wing of the Finatrade Group of Companies, has presented a cheque for GH¢21,115.00 to the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology (KNUST), to support the development of a model farm on the university campus.

NATIONAL:
Livestock theft and burglary high in Ghana - Survey
Saturday, May 29 2010

A Survey carried out by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in four Metropolitan Assemblies, has indicated that stealing of livestock and burglary are the most common crimes accounting for 65 per cent of recorded cases. 

(KUMASI) KMA:
KMA to enforce sanitation bye-laws
Saturday, May 29 2010

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has pledged to be resolute in the enforcement of its environmental sanitation bye-laws.   

NATIONAL :
President Mills aggrieved.
Sunday, May 30 2010

The President, John Atta Mills has expressed worry over the sporadic conflicts springing up from various parts of Ghana particularly in the three northern regions.

NATIONAL :
Final 23 selected
Sunday, May 30 2010

Kevin-Prince Boateng has made it into Milovan Rajevac’s final 23-man squad for South Africa 2010.

STMA :
NADMO identifies flood areas
Sunday, May 30 2010

The Western Regional office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), has identified 270 flood prone areas in the region with 17 in the Sekondi-Takoradi- Shama area.

KMA:
50 instructorsv graduate
Sunday, May 30 2010

Mr. Asamoah Duodu, Director, Technical and Vocational Education Division of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has said the quality of technical education delivery in Ghana at all levels was not encouraging.

STMA:
Census Implementation committee inaugurated
Sunday, May 30 2010

Mr David Yaro, the Coordinating Director of the Western Region, has called on decentralised institutions to offer logistical support to ensure the success of the 2010 population and housing census.

KMA :
Marriages working against productivity
Sunday, May 30 2010

The Very Reverend Father Anthony Manu, Dean of the Asawasi Deanery of the Catholic Church, has urged married couples to exercise restraint in times of misunderstanding.

LAMBUSSIE KARNI:
Interior minister orders block of illegal borders
Sunday, May 30 2010

Mr. Martin Amidu, Minister of the Interior, has appealed to security agencies stationed at the country’s entry points to block all unapproved routes to prevent people from entering the country illegally.

(SOCCER) SPORTS:
GFA dismisses Kingston’s attact on Rajevac
Monday, May 31 2010

The Ghana Football Association have denied emphatically allegations that player Laryea Kingston attempted to assault coach Milovan Rajevac at the team’s camp in Paris.

NATIONAL:
School Feeding Programme to hit one million mark
Monday, May 31 2010

The Ghana School Feeding Programme will cover over one million pupils by the end of 2010, its secretariat has said. 

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
One dead, 20 injured in accident on Winneba road
Monday, May 31 2010

One person died instantly while 20 others sustained various degrees of injuries when a Motor Bicycle crushed into a 207 Nissan bus conveying  football Fans from Cape Coast to Kasoa at Gomoa Mpota, on Friday.

KMA :
25 years for GHC 1.
Monday, May 31 2010

An ex-convict, who did not learn a lesson from his one year incarceration at the Kumasi Central Prison for stealing, made a dramatic return to the same prison, when the Juabeng Circuit Tribunal sentenced him to 25 years imprisonment with hard labour for robbery.

TAMALE :
GHANASCO closed down.
Monday, May 31 2010

The police in Tamale have arrested fifteen male students of the Ghana Senior High School (GHANASCO) following a riot that erupted on the school’spremises at 12 midnight on Sunday May 30.

AMA :
Assembly to distribute 5000 waste bins
Monday, May 31 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has initiated a fee and performance-based solid waste collection programme, under which 5000 waste bins would be distributed at no cost to households in deprived areas, through private service providers.

AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Aburi Girls free of H1N1
Monday, May 31 2010

The Management of the Aburi Girls Senior High School has denied media reports that there was an outbreak of the H1N1 Flu at the school and so it had been closed down.

LAWRA :
Rape victims to be assisted
Monday, May 31 2010

The Lawra District Health Management Team in consultation with the District Health Committee has directed health facilities in the area to endorse Police medical forms for victims of rape, assault and domestic violence free of charge.

(AMEDZOFE) KETA:
Public, private collaboration needed to drive tourism
Monday, May 31 2010

The Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr. Kwabena Acheampong, says private and public sector collaboration is vital to the sustenance and expansion of tourism in the country.

CAPE COAST :
Michael Essien supports 35,000 schools
Monday, May 31 2010

Though midfield maestro Michael Essien might not have got the chance to avail himself for national assignment in the World Cup being hosted in South Africa, versatile as he is, he has joined a crusade to stem the dwindling standards of education in the country.

NATIONAL:
2000 police officers to be recruited.
Monday, May 31 2010

Mr Martin Amidu, Minister of the Interior, has announced the government’s decision to recruit about 2,000 people into the Police Service this year to increase its strength.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
Ghanaian refugees population in Togo unknown
Monday, May 31 2010

Mr. Ibrahima Traore, United Nations High Commission for Refugees’ (UNHCR), Country Representative in Togo, has said that the UNHCR does not have the actual figure of Ghanaian refugees in the Togolese town of Gbaduak.

TAMALE:
Prez charges MMDCEs to take control of security issues
Monday, May 31 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has charged Chief Executives of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDCEs) to take full control of security in their areas as they remain firm and fair when dealing with security matters.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Asafo companies hail destoolment of Chief of Takoradi
Monday, May 31 2010

Asafo Companies of Assakai, Whindo, Mpatado, New Takoradi and Adetem of Takoradi, on Saturday demonstrated through the principal streets of the city in support of the destoolement of Okatakyi Busumakora 111, Chief of Takoradi.

(AFLAO)KETU SOUTH:
Rainstorm kills ten-day old baby
Monday, May 31 2010

A 10-day old baby girl died at Duta when a broken wall fell on her during a rainstorm in and around Aflao.

TAMALE:
Nouri-Imam Primary gets library
Monday, May 31 2010

The Humu-hati Foundation, with sponsorship from Stanbic Bank, Vodafone, GLICO and Coca cola, has renovated a three-classroom block and built a library at GHc120,000.00 for the Nouri-Imam Primary School in the Tamale Metropolis.

(KPONGU) WA:
ERI organises Seed Fair for Rice Farmers
Monday, May 31 2010

The Emergency Rice Initiative (ERI) has organised a Seed Fair at Kpongu in the Wa Municipality as part of preparations towards this year’s farming season. The objective was to create a linkage between small scale rice farmers and input dealers in the Municipality.

(CHIANA) KASSENA NANKANA WEST :
President praises Chiana-Pio
Monday, May 31 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has described Pe Rowland Adiali Ayagitam II, Paramount Chief of the Chiana Traditional Area, Upper East Region, as selfless, self-determined and always willing and ready to serve humanity.

HO:
Football fans gear up for world cup
Monday, May 31 2010

Dealers in television sets in the Ho Metropolis are making brisk business as many people, especially young adults are demanding the sets ahead of the World Cup next month.

(NAGA) KASSENA NANKANA EAST:
MP supports rainstorm victims
Monday, May 31 2010

The Member of Parliament for Navrongo Central,  Hon. Joseph Kofi Adda has donated 15 packets of roofing sheets and other building materials worth 10,000 Ghana Cedis to the Naga Community which lost houses and the roof of a local school to a rainstorm on 15 April, this year.

(LITO) CENTRAL GONJA:
Northern Ghana Food Security Project launced
Monday, May 31 2010

Mr. Kurt Cornelis, head of operations of the European Commission (EC), has assured that the Commission would continue to support the development of developing countries including Ghana, to reduce poverty by half by 2015.

BOLGATANGA :
President warns masterminds of agitations
Monday, May 31 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has warned people behind agitation groups to be wary of the consequences of their actions.

BOLGATANGA :
Northern Ghana calls for clear policy on shea nut industry
Monday, May 31 2010

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the three Northern Regions have appealed to Government to as a matter of urgency construct a policy on the Shea nut industry with the view to making it more viable.