AJUMAKO :
Spiritualist, two others assault woman, 71
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The Ajumako District Magistrate Court has remanded in prison custody three accused persons for deliberately and intentionally assaulting and causing harm to a 71-year-old woman, Madam Akua Bentuwa at Breman Essiam.

POLITICS :
Samia challenges CPP leaders
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Aspiring National Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ms Samia Yaba Nkrumah has challenged leading party personalities to demonstrate their political muscle by contesting for parliamentary seats in Election 2012.

POLITICS (NPP):
Women make good show at NPP primaries
Sunday, May 01 2011

Women contestants in the New Patriotic Party parliamentary primaries for election 2012 have made significant show at the party’s election held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 across the country.

SOCIAL (TEMA) :
Employers urged to respect health and safety regulations
Sunday, May 01 2011

Mr Morgan Ayawine, Acting Deputy General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) in chargeof operations, have urged employers to ensure health and safety regulations at workplaces.   

SOCIAL (ACCRA) :
Vice President commends workers
Sunday, May 01 2011

Vice President John Dramani  Mahama has called on workers to aspire to increase productivity in their various fields of work.

ENVIRONMENTAL (JIRAPA) :
Jirapa-Naa directs chiefs to check indiscriminate trees felling
Sunday, May 01 2011

Naa Angsole Ganaa II, Paramount Chief of the Jirapa Traditional Area, has directed all divisional and sub-chiefs in the communities to put measures in place to check indiscriminate felling of trees and bush burning.  

SOCIAL (AJUMAKO-ENYAN-ESSIAM) :
SSNIT pensioners want allowances increased
Sunday, May 01 2011

The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Pensioners’ Association, have expressed concern about low monthly allowance being paid to them by SSNIT.

EDUCATION (HO) :
School Feeding Programme to re-target beneficiaries
Sunday, May 01 2011

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) Secretariat is to take schools in affluent urban communities off the programme, in order to maximize its availability to pupils in poor rural areas.  

SOCIAL (ACCRA) :
Embrace Agric revolution-Minister
Sunday, May 01 2011

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture,  said Ghana can surely revolutionalise agriculture when farmers transform subsistence farming into modern agriculture. 

EDUCATION (WA) :
Wa Poly to adopt CBT approach for some courses
Monday, May 02 2011

The Wa Polytechnic is in the process of running courses in Building Technology, Mechanical and Civil engineering using the Community Based Training (CBT) approach.    

SOCIAL (YILO KROBO) :
Yilo Krobo TEWU gives Fair Wages Commission May 9 ultimatum...
Monday, May 02 2011

Members of the Yilo Krobo District branch of the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) are threatening to go on strike by May 9 2011, if Government through the Fair Wages Commission fails to renew their collective bargaining certificate.

SOCIAL (TARKWA) :
Official calls for local solutions to corruption
Monday, May 02 2011

An official of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has appealed to Ghanaians to re-examine corruption and recommend appropriate local ways to eliminate it entirely from the society. 

SECURITY (TARKWA) :
Police cautioned to be professional
Monday, May 02 2011

Chief Superintendent of Police Kwadwo Antwi-Tabi, the Tarkwa Divisional Police Commander, has cautioned police personnel in the Tarkwa division to desist from practices that bring shame to the service.

POLITICS (USA) :
US forces kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan
Monday, May 02 2011

Bin Laden was killed in a ground operation outside Islamabad based on US intelligence, the first lead for which emerged last August.

EDUCATION (TAMALE) :
President inaugurates dining hall complex at NOBISCO
Monday, May 02 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills commissioned a dining hall complex for the Northern School of Business in Tamale to provide decent infrastructural facilities for the students.   

SOCIAL (BUILSA) :
President mourns with Azantilow family
Monday, May 02 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills described the late Nab Dr Ayieta Azantilow, Paramount chief of the Builsa Traditional Area, as an exceptionally remarkable man, who performed his assignments with satisfaction.

SOCIAL (HO) :
Workers tasked to fight for the unemployed
Monday, May 02 2011

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Reverend David Ampah-Bennin, Director of Welfare of the Ghana Police Service, has called on workers in the country to fight for the unemployed.  

POLITICS :
Mrs Rawlings picks nomination forms today
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Former first Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings will this morning pick nomination form at the national Head office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to contest the presidential primaries of the party.

Dormaa :
Two GETfund projects for Aboabo School
Tuesday, May 03 2011

The chiefs and people of the four Aboabo communities in the Dormaa Municipality have lauded President Mills’ Action Year agenda and have declared their unflinching commitment and support towards its realization.

Atiwa :
Abomosu Presby Primary Schools appeal for computers
Tuesday, May 03 2011

The Abomosu Presbyterian Primary ‘A’ and ‘B’ schools in the Atiwa District, has appealed to individuals, organisations and Government to provide the schools with computers to enhance academic work.

ENERGY :
Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister meets Gov’t officials
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Mrs Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, has ended a three-day visit to Ghana during which she discussed Ghana’s Gas Infrastructure Development Project with Mr. Joe Oteng-Adjei, Minister of Energy, and several senior other government officials.  

Sports :
Hearts send BA Stars deep into relegation
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Accra Hearts of Oak confirmed the relegation of B.A Stars from the top flight after spanking them 3-0 in their Week 26 Glo Premier League clash on Monday at the Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra.

Atebubu-Amantin :
Oldies share honours in friendly
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Brong-Ahafo Old footballers were held to a one-all drawn game with their visiting Ashanti regional counterparts in a special friendly match at the Coronation Park in Sunyani at the weekend.

GUSHEGU :
Gushiegu DCE calls for NPP truce
Tuesday, May 03 2011

The District Chief Executive for Gushiegu in the Northern region, Alhassan Fuseini is extending a hand of friendship to NPP supporters with the hope of securing peace in the area.

Tano-North :
Old Footballers Association donate cash to amputee former footballer
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Members of the Brong-Ahafo and Ashanti Regional Old Football Associations have presented cash of GHC1,200.00 to Kofi Num, a retired footballer of Sunyani-based B.A. United at a brief ceremony at the Coronation Park in Sunyani at the weekend.

AGONA WEST:
Assembly Express Worry About Rural Urban Drift In His Area
Tuesday, May 03 2011

In a bid to stem the tide of rural urban drift that has affected economic life in the Upper Bobikuma East electoral area of the Agona West District of the Central Region, the Assembly Member of the area Hon. Richard O. Quaidoo has pledged to work in tandem with the district administration to reactivate Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SME’s) in the area so as to create small businesses to engage youth in the area.

TRANSPORT :
Gov’t settles all ticket claims of GIA passengers
Tuesday, May 03 2011

The government has settled all validated claims for refund of passengers and travellers who purchased tickets but could not travel on the defunct Ghana International Airlines Limited (GIAL).

BIRIM CENTRAL :
Best farmer calls for checks on weighing scales
Tuesday, May 03 2011

The Best Farmer for Birim Central Municipality, Mr Kofi Boakye, has called on the Ghana Standards Board (GSB) to conduct constant checks to verify suitability of weighing scales used by cocoa marketing clerks. 

Jaman South :
Call for expedited action on national identification processes
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Mrs. Judith Dzokoto, Assistant Director of Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), has called for action to be expedited on the national identification processes to ensure easy identification of citizens including border residents

SOCIAL :
Gov’t to review Labour Safety Act - Veep
Tuesday, May 03 2011

The Government has tasked the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare to review the Factory, Shops and Industry Act 328 to provide occupational safety to all Ghanaian workers, Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced.

POLITICS :
President Mills invited to investiture of Ouattara
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Ivorian President -Elect Mr Alassane Ouatara on Monday officially invited Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills to his coronation scheduled for May 21.

AGONA EAST :
Chiefs demonstrate against DCE
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Chiefs and people of Agona Asafo in the Agona East District have demonstrated against the District Chief Executive Martin Luther Obeng accusing him of being arrogant and disregarding traditional authorities in the area.

AMANSIE WEST:
Workers in Amansie West mark day with clean up exercise.
Tuesday, May 03 2011


Workers in the Amansie WestDistrict,onSunday,marked this year’s MayDay with a massive cleanup exercise at Manso-Nkwanta, the district capital.

DOME-KWABENYA :
Adwoa Safo elected NPP candidate
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Ms Sarah Adwoa Safo, a lawyer, has been elected the New Patriotic Party parliamentary candidate for the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency.

KUMASI :
St. Anne’s Anglican Church gets credit union.
Tuesday, May 03 2011

 The Anglican Bishop of Kumasi, Right Reverend Dr Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, on Monday, inaugurated the Saint Anne’s Cooperative Credit Union in Kumasi.

POLITICS :
Konadu makes history
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings this morning became the first lady to pick up nomination form to vie for a presidential candidate slot in Ghana.

CAPE COAST :
NDC Youth Organiser calls for peace within the party
Tuesday, May 03 2011

The Central Regional Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Ato Amoah, has called for calm within the party. 

SOCIAL :
Ghana behind Mali in press freedom rankings for Africa
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Ghana has a reputation as one of the most democratic countries in Africa, but the country is not on top when it comes to press freedom, notwithstanding a proliferation of the media.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Police cautioned to be professional.
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Chief Superintendent of Police Kwadwo Antwi-Tabi, the Tarkwa Divisional Police Commander, has cautioned police personnel in the Tarkwa division to desist from practices that bring shame to the service.

HO :
Economic and social injustices, cause heart diseases
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Mr Fidelis S.K. Attoh, a former Volta Regional Director of the National Commission on Civic Education, has attributed the causes of rising heart diseases and stroke to economic and social injustices in society. 

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Long Distance Drivers Asked To Be Cautious.
Tuesday, May 03 2011

  A police officer has appealed to drivers plying long distances to make sure their vehicles are road worthy.
 

TRANSPORT :
Gov’t promises to revamp STC
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Alhaji Collins Dauda, the Minister of Transport, has said the government would do its best to revitalize the ailing Intercity State Transport Corporation (STC) that is at the brink of collapse with a huge debt handing around its neck.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Official calls for local solutions to corruption.
Tuesday, May 03 2011

An official of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has appealed to Ghanaians to re-examine corruption and recommend appropriate local ways to eliminate it entirely from the society.

KUMASI METROPOLIS:
Madam Appiagyei promises all-inclusive campaign.
Tuesday, May 03 2011

Madam Patricia Appiagyei, the newly-elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Asokwa, has expressed gratitude to supporters and delegates for their unflinching support that earned her a landslide victory in their just-ended parliamentary primaries.

SEKONDI TAKORADI:
Darko-Mensah wins Takoradi NPP primary.
Tuesday, May 03 2011

 Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Takoradi, on Saturday won the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate primary for the constituency.

SOCIAL :
Press freedom exposes misdeeds – Ban
Wednesday, May 04 2011

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has said press freedom was among the most powerful vehicles for exposing misdeeds and upholding public trust.

WEIJA :
GWCL starts spillage from dam
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Residents down stream the Weija Dam have been cautioned against possible disaster if they fail to relocate.

PRU :
National Identification exercise begins in Brong Ahafo
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The national identification exercise kick-started in Brong Ahafo with an appeal to residents to ensure they are registered.

POLITICS :
Parliament challenged to protect public purse
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah has asked the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament to be firm in its responsibility of guarding the public purse.

HO :
MP commends assembly for keeping the city clean
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Captain George Nfojoh (Rtd), Member of Parliament for Ho Central, has commended the Ho Municipal Assembly for maintaining the status of Ho as one of the cleanest municipalities in the country.  

POLITICS :
NPP regional secretary commends delegates on primaries
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Mr Alfred Ofori Annye, Brong Ahafo regional secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has commended delegates at the party’s primaries at the weekend for the peaceful and mature manner they went about the exercise.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Market women: AMA boss has two weeks to resign or...
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The Market Women Association of Ghana has given the Accra Mayor a fourteen day ultimatum for him to resign his post.

KINTAMPO SOUTH :
Pentecost women donate to female prisoners
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The Women’s Movement of Sunyani Area Church of Pentecost has presented items worth GHC1,000 to the female inmates of the Sunyani Prisons.

DORMAA- EAST :
Man allegedly stabs colleague to death
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Eric Yeboah, a farmer at Wamanafo near Wamfie in Dormaa-East District, has been remanded by the Dormaa Circuit Court for allegedly stabbing a fellow young man, Kwaku Dominic, to death during a record dance.

TRANSPORTATION :
All operators at KIA to undergo Customer Service Training
Wednesday, May 04 2011

All prospective staff and operators under the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) including staff of airlines would be required to undergo a certification programme in Customer Service Delivery before being issued with Airport Passes.

DORMAA- EAST :
Court remands labourer for stealing 300 fowls
Wednesday, May 04 2011

A circuit court at Dormaa-Ahenkro, has remanded Salifu Alidu, a farm labourer, in prison custody for allegedly stealing 300 poultry fowls.

POLITICS :
All set for Konadu’s campaign launch
Wednesday, May 04 2011

All is set for the former first lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to launch her campaign today Wednesday to contest the presidential primaries slot of the National Democratic Congress.

KWAHU SOUTH :
MTN Foundation donates incubator to Atibie Gov’t Hospital
Wednesday, May 04 2011

MTN Ghana Foundation has donated an Incubator worth GH¢11000 to the Atibie Government Hospital in the Eastern Regional on Easter Saturday to support the sustenance of premature babies born there.

STMA :
Newly elected assembly members to undergo training
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The French Embassy would organise a workshop for 850 newly elected assembly members in the 17 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Western Region, to educate them on their responsibilities and basic mandate.

JIRAPA :
Ministers pleads with chiefs to do more to stop insults
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Alhaji Issahaque Salia, the Upper West Regional Minister, has pleaded with chiefs to do more to stop the spate of insults in the Ghanaian society, especially in the body
politic.

NADOWLI :
Workers in Upper West check blood pressure at May Day parade
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Workers who attended the May Day celebration in Nadowli saw it as a big blessing to them as many of them underwent blood pressure check ups free of charge.

JIRAPA :
Two new districts to be created for Jirapa, Nandom soon
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Dr Francis Dakurah Bawaana, the Member of Parliament for Jirapa, has told his constituents that very soon the government would create a new district from the Jirapa District and it would be known as Jirapa East District.

NATIONAL :
Chief Justice receives award
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The Chief Justice, Mrs. Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, has stressed the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as an enduring feature of Ghana’s legal system and one that promises an improved and qualitative access to justice for all Ghanaians.

GOMOA WEST :
Government has not reneged on its promises - DCE
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The District Chief Executive of Gomoa West, Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, has said that the National Democratic Congress-led government has not reneged on its campaign promises made to Ghanaians.

EDUCATION :
Graduate students warn of action if their bursaries are not paid
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) have asked the authorities to pay their Thesis and Bursary Grants for 2010/11 academic year by May 8 or face “any action we deem fit”.

ECONOMY :
Ghana to step up economic transformation programme - Veep
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has given the assurance that Ghana would step up its economic transformation programme to step into the economic achievements of Singapore and other advanced economies.

TAMALE METROPOLIS:
Govt must approve Rope Pump Technology for more water
Wednesday, May 04 2011


The government has been urged to include the Rope Pump Technology (RPT) on the list of approved pumps to be used in the country to draw water from the ground.

SPORTS :
SIC supports May 9th disaster anniversary celebration
Wednesday, May 04 2011

SIC Insurance Company, one of the leading insurance companies in Ghana on Tuesday, made a donation of GHC15,000 to the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) as part of their support towards the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the May 9th Stadium Disaster.

SHAMA:
Lower Pra Rural Bank holds 23rd AGM..
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The Lower Pra Rural Bank, in the Western Region, made a profit of GHC 828,232, before tax, in 2010 as against GHC534,454 in 2009 representing an increase of 55 percent.
  

AHANTA WEST:
Labourer Found Dead At Norplan Oil Plantation.
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Thirty-five year old Joseph Arthur, a labourer at the Norpalm Oil Plantation, in the Ahanta West District, has been found dead along a bushy path leading to his house.
 

POLITICS :
Nyaunu chastises leadership style of Prez Mills
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The Member of Parliament for Lower Manya Krobo, Mr. Michael Teye Nyaunu has attributed the inability of the government to achieve its campaign promises to some unpopular decisions taken by the president upon assuming office.

TAKORADI METROPOLIS:
Fisherman in police custody for murder.
Wednesday, May 04 2011


A 30-year-old fisherman, Kojo Antobam, is in the grips of the Kwesimintsim police for allegedly murdering 20-year old Kwame Kum.
  

POLITICS :
Nana Konadu launches campaign bid
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, the former first lady and first Vice Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress on Wednesday 4, 2011 launches her campaign to lead the Party in the 2012 elections.

MPOHOR WASSA EAST:
DCE takes a swipe at chiefs, clergy and opinion leaders.
Wednesday, May 04 2011

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Mpohor Wassa East District, Mr Anthony Bassaw, has decried the attitude of some chiefs, clergymen and opinion leaders whopleaded on behalf of individuals, accused of committing crimes.
  

POLITICS :
NDC will lose power if principles are not upheld at congress - Rawlings
Wednesday, May 04 2011

Former President Rawlings has warned that the ruling NDC will loose the 2012 general elections if delegates are not allowed to choose the next flag bearer according to their conscience and ideals of the party.

KUMASI:
African leaders urged to prioritise youth development
Wednesday, May 04 2011

 The Ashanti Regional Director of the National Youth Council (NYC), Mr Opoku Fofie Apraku, has called on African leaders to pay more attention to youth development programmes.

KWAHU WEST:
Policeman mistakenly shoots colleague
Wednesday, May 04 2011


 Lance Corporal Kwame Appau, of the NkawkawDivisional Police, on Monday accidentally shot his colleague, Lance Corporal Collins Owusu, a driver, in the knee.

AHANTA WEST:
Mpatase calls for social amenities in their community.
Wednesday, May 04 2011


 
The Mpatase Unit Committee in the Ahanta West District has appealed to the government to help provide them with basic social amenities.
  

POLITICS :
Mills begins " journey" today
Thursday, May 05 2011

President Mills is expected to pick his nomination forms for the NDC flag bearer ship race today to begin his journey towards election 2012.

POLITICS :
Konadu must first question Rawlings for imposing Mills - Gyampoh
Thursday, May 05 2011

A Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Ransford Gyampoh says the former first lady; Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings should first question the judgment of Mr Rawlings for handpicking and imposing President Mills who she claims has failed in defending the so-called will of the people of Ghana.

AGONA EAST:
Assembly Man Pledges Development To His Area.
Thursday, May 05 2011

As part of his effort to bring development to his electoral area and make life a bit bearable for his people the assembly member of the Nsusooso electoral area in the Agona East District of the Central Region Hon. Yaw Nyarko has pledged to move to every nook and cranny within his jurisdiction to access their developmental problems at first hand in other to find the appropriate antidote to them.

POLITICS :
Milling crowd await President Mills
Thursday, May 05 2011

A milling crowd of party supporters faithful to President Mills had thronged the NDC headquarters anxiously waiting for his arrival, as early as 0600 hours.

GOMOA EAST :
Bank clerk interdicted for embezzlement
Thursday, May 05 2011

The Board of Directors of the Gomoa Ajumako Rural Bank has indefinitely suspended Mr Ernest Arhinful-Mensah, a clerk at its Agency at Gomoa Eshiem, for alleged embezzlement of funds.

OFFINSO MUNICIPAL:
Assembly members urged to work in harmony.
Thursday, May 05 2011

 Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, has called on assembly members to work in unison as a corporate entity with the common goal of developing the districts and delivering service to the people.

TAMALE METROPOLIS:
Nana Konadu’s actions worrying- N/R cadres.
Thursday, May 05 2011

 The Northern Regional Cadres of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has described the actions of Former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to contest the sitting President as worrying, since it can divide the party.

(AHWIAA) KWABRE EAST :
Unit Committee tasked to monitor Assembly
Thursday, May 05 2011

The District Chief Executive for Kwabre East, Hon. Adams Iddisah has inaugurated a twenty member Unit Committee for the Ahwiaa township with a call on them to monitor the activities of the District Assembly.

KUMASI METROPOLIS:
Muslims must seek knowledge through secular education.
Thursday, May 05 2011

 Muslim youth have been urged to seek higher academic knowledge to enable them to contribute meaningfully to national development.

POLITICS :
" Let us embark on a decent and insult free campaign" Mills
Thursday, May 05 2011

President Mills has finally picked his nomination form to officially contest the flag bearer ship of the NDC heralded by some bigwigs of the party.

EDUCATION :
NSS launches stakeholders’ conference and exhibition in Accra
Thursday, May 05 2011

The National Service Scheme (NSS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education has launched the maiden NSS Stakeholders’ conference and exhibition in Accra.

STMA:
Workers urged to plan for retirement.
Thursday, May 05 2011

 Mr. Kofi Asamoah, Secretary General of the Ghana Trade Union Congress, on Wednesday advised workers to plan their retirement in order to avoid unexpected occurrences and ensure comfortable life after retirement.

KMA:
KATH offers free cleft lip and palate treatment for children.
Thursday, May 05 2011

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), in collaboration with the Ghana Cleft Foundation, had begun free cleft lip and palate treatment for more than 200 children with these deformities.

HEALTH :
Rate of hospital infection alarming - Rojo
Thursday, May 05 2011

Deputy Health Minister Hon. Rojo Mettle Nunoo has bemoaned the rate of infections in health facilities, and called for basic hygienic practices to stem the tide.

SOCIAL :
Former member of Council of State passes on
Thursday, May 05 2011

Mrs Mercy Owusu-Nimoh, a member of the Second Council of State of the Fourth Republic of Ghana (1997-2000), has passed on to glory.

ECONOMY :
We need a paperless economy - Dr. Omane Boamah
Thursday, May 05 2011

The Deputy Minister of Environment, Science And Technology, Dr Edward Omane Boamah has called on institutions, especially government establishments, to move away from a paper-intensive processes to using digital data management systems.

SOCIAL :
Media urged to balance political reportage
Thursday, May 05 2011

The National Media Commission has urged the State media to “lift themselves above the political divide and politicisation of news” as the country approached critical elections in 2012.

AGRICULTURE :
Vice President promises better days for poultry farmers
Thursday, May 05 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday announced that government would not do anything that would jeopardise the progress of the local poultry industry.

HEALTH :
Youth to address maternal health issues
Thursday, May 05 2011

Ashoka, a global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, is targeting young people as agents of change to address maternal health problems and save women from dying through childbirth.

ENERGY :
Oil revenue paid to Bank of Ghana
Thursday, May 05 2011

An amount of US$112,189,575.52, being Ghana’s share of the first lifting of oil from the Jubilee Field, has been paid to the Bank of Ghana (BoG).

JAMAN NORTH :
Malaria tops ten reported cases at OPD in Ghana
Thursday, May 05 2011

Malaria has been identified as the highest of the ten reported cases at Out Patient Department (OPD) at various hospital in the country.

POLITICS :
CPP not ideologically committed to unification – PNC scribe
Thursday, May 05 2011

Mr. Bernard Mornah, General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), has said the Convention People’s Party (CPP) was not ideologically committed to the unification process

KETA :
Gov’t commissions water project for Atiavi
Friday, May 06 2011

Dr Hannah Bissiw, Deputy Minister of water Resources, Works and Housing said it was government’s intention to give water and sanitation a significant bias on the national development agenda.

POLITICS :
"Bring it on" Mahama dares Konadu
Friday, May 06 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has welcome the challenge to President Mills second term bid by Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings saying “we are prepared and I ask them to bring it on”.

HO :
Police investigate death of hairdresser
Friday, May 06 2011

Miss Cynthia Pomah, a 51-year-old hairdresser, was found dead at home in Ho on Tuesday with a two-inch deep cut on the left side of her throat, with a blood stained kitchen knife beside her. 

KWAHU WEST:
Policeman shoots colleague accidentally
Friday, May 06 2011

Lance Corporal Kwame Appau of the Nkawkaw Divisional Police accidentally shot his fellow policeman, Lance Corporal Collins Owusu, a driver, in the knee.   

BUSINESS :
After series of explosions-Western Steel closed down
Friday, May 06 2011

The Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare has ordered the immediate closure of Western Steel and Forgings Limited for a period of one month.

TAMALE:
UK’s new aid programme in Ghana to focus on the North.
Friday, May 06 2011

Ms Sally Taylor, the new Country Director for the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), says Northern Ghana will be the key focus for the UK aid programme in the coming years.

BONGO :
BONABOTO against MOH attempts to demolish Regional Hospital
Friday, May 06 2011

The people of Bolgatanga, Nabdam, Bongo and Tongo (BONABOTO), in the Upper East Region, have cautioned against plans by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to demolish the existing Regional Hospital and build an Ultra Modern Regional Referral Hospital.

TALENSI-NABDAM :
BONABOTO commended for medical outreach in U/E
Friday, May 06 2011

Dr. Peter Baffoe, Medical Director of the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital, has commended the medical team of Bolgatanga, Nabdam Bongo and Tongo (BONABOTO), in the Upper East Region, for carrying out medical outreach programmes.

BUSINESS :
GCM proposes 30 per cent royalties for communities
Friday, May 06 2011

The Ghana Chamber of Mines (GCM) has proposed that government returned at least 30 percent of the total mineral royalties paid by mining firms to communities in which they operated.

WESTERN REGION:
Communities to benefit from solar electrification project.
Friday, May 06 2011

A Director of Renewable Energy of the Ministry of Energy, Mr Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo, has said about 60 communities in the country are to benefit from off-grid solar electrification project.

BOLGATANGA :
UNICEF to help implement Complementary Basic Education
Friday, May 06 2011

Ms. Benedicta Naana Biney, Acting Director General, Ghana Education Service (GES), has charged stakeholders in education, in the Upper East Region, to be committed to targets they set to improve pre-tertiary education delivery in the region.

STM:
Illegal miners arraigned before court.
Friday, May 06 2011

Sixteen illegal miners including four Ivoirians were on Wednesday arraigned before a Takoradi Circuit court ’B" and provisionally charged with illegal mining.

BAWKU WEST :
PTA to assist government to improve education in Bawku
Friday, May 06 2011

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA), in the Bawku municipality, had taken steps to assist government to improve on education in the area.

ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Rainstorm wreaks havoc at Ofoase.
Friday, May 06 2011

A downpour accompanied by rainstorm on Monday, caused extensive damage to properties running into several thousands of Ghana cedis at Ofoase in the Asante Akim South District.

POLITICS :
NPP raises bar for democracy in Africa- International Observers
Friday, May 06 2011

The General Manager of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany, Dr. Kaus Shulerhas commended the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for raising the bar of internal democracy not only in Africa but across the world.

STM:
Christians must avoid ostentatious living.
Friday, May 06 2011

Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, on Thursday, advised Christians to eschew extravagance in their way of thinking and avoid ostentatious living.

BOLGATANGA :
Children’s right, a major tool for national development
Friday, May 06 2011

Participants at a child rights workshop, at Bolgatanga, have called on stakeholders to see the rights of children as a major potential tool that could foster national development.

CRIME :
Court jails Bishop Kanco for fraud
Friday, May 06 2011

The General Overseer of the Vineyard Chapel International, Bishop Vagalas Kanco, was on Thursday sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after being found guilty for defrauding by false pretences.

ASUNAFO SOUTH :
Battered assemblymembers fighting for life in Hospital
Friday, May 06 2011

Three Assembly members of Asunafo South District Assembly in Brong-Ahafo are reported to be on admission and in bad shape at the Goaso government Hospital following an attack by some thugs on them at Kukuom.

(LEGON) GA EAST :
Legon female molestation - students before court
Friday, May 06 2011

Nine students of the Mensah Sarbah Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon, who are being held by the police for allegedly molesting a suspected laptop thief, Amina Haruna, may miss writing their semester examinations today, since the circuit court could not sit on the case yesterday to hear their request for bail.

NKORANZA NORTH :
Queen calls on wives to obey their husbands
Friday, May 06 2011

Nana Yaa Dudaa Kani, Queen of Nkoranza Traditional Area, has called on wives to be humble to their husbands and adhere to their instructions to ensure better marriages.

KMA:
Ghana needs more technical-based universities – Paramount Chief.
Friday, May 06 2011


 Nana Wiafe Akenten III, Paramount Chief of Offinso, has called for the establishment of more technical-based universities to equip graduates with the requisite entrepreneurship and vocational skills to make them self-employed and contribute meaningfully to national development.

SUNYANI WEST :
Clergyman asked Church members to contribute to the development of the Diocese
Friday, May 06 2011

Bishop James Kwame Baffour-Awuah of Sunyani Diocese of the Methodist Church, Ghana, has called on members of the religious institution to apply their talents to help accelerate the development of the Diocese.

KMA:
NDC Council of Elders urged to heal rift in the party
Friday, May 06 2011


The Business Democrats, an association of traders aligned to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Kumasi, had appealed to the party’s Council of Elders to act swiftly to address the intra-party rift.
     

SUNYANI :
Media urged to expose ills in governance
Friday, May 06 2011

Mrs Augustina Akosua Akumanyi, Deputy Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has urged the media to endeavour to expose all forms of corruption and ills in governance.

AHAFO ANO SOUTH:
Minister wants more robust forest protection policies.
Friday, May 06 2011

Mr Mike Hammah, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has called for more robust forest protection policies to deal decisively with the growing degradation of Ghana’s forests through illegal chainsaw and mining activities.
  

CAPE COAST :
More than 108,000 children out of school in Central Region
Friday, May 06 2011

An estimated 108,835 children are out of school as at 2010, statistics by the Central Regional Education Directorate showed.

SISSALA WEST :
Chief accuses DCE of meddling in chieftaincy, land matters
Friday, May 06 2011

A chief has accused Mr. Robert Baka Wavei, the Sissala West District Chief Executive, of meddling in chieftaincy and land matters in recent times, thereby creating confusion and tension among the ethnic groups in the area.

BUSINESS :
Western Steel and Forgings Ltd react to accidents at premises
Friday, May 06 2011

The Management and Staff of Western Steel and Forgings Limited (WSFL), has expressed their grief and sorrow to employees who were injured in an industrial accident.

HEALTH :
Traditional medical practitioners urged to be confident- Yileh Chireh
Friday, May 06 2011

The Minister of Health, Hon. Joseph Yieleh-Chireh has called on traditional medical practitioners to be confident in their field of work in order to help protect and promote herbal medicine in the country.

POLITICS :
Nana Addo moves to build " bridges"
Friday, May 06 2011

The flag bearer of the opposition NPP Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo has began a nation wide unification tour of the constituencies to address possible differences that emerged out of the recently held parliamentary primaries of the party.

ASUNAFO SOUTH:
Battered Assembly Members Fighting For Life In Hospital.
Friday, May 06 2011

Three Assembly members of Asunafo South District Assembly in Brong-Ahafo are reported to be on admission and in bad shape at the Goaso government Hospital following an attack by some thugs on Tuesday at Kukuom.

POLITICS :
President assures EC of resources
Saturday, May 07 2011

President John Mills has assured that his government will provide the necessary resources to the Electoral Commission to enable it conduct a fair and credible election next year.

SPORTS :
National Unity Games takes place in July
Saturday, May 07 2011

The National Sports Authority (NSA) have announced that this year’s edition of the National Unity Games will take place from 17-27 July at the University of Ghana’ Sports grounds in Accra.

SUNYANI :
Public urged to register SIM cards before expiry date
Saturday, May 07 2011

Major Emmanuel Owusu-Adansi (Rtd) of the National Communications Authority (NCA), has reminded mobile phone users that the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards registration period, which ends on June 30 this year, will not be extended.

AMA :
Street Academy organises fund-raising for school complex
Sunday, May 08 2011

The management of Street Academy, a Non-Governmental Organisation has organised a party for its members to raise funds in support of a new school building complex in Accra.

SOCIAL :
Vice President calls for proper record keeping for research
Sunday, May 08 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on both public and private institutions to develop efficient ways of documenting and keeping records to facilitate future research programmes.

ACCRA :
Roadmap to resolve impasse in leadership of AASU
Sunday, May 08 2011

Alhaji Mohammed Mumuni, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has outlined a roadmap to help resolve the current impasse between the  All-Africa Students’ Union (AASU) and the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS).

ABURA/ASEBU :
Cuba trained Ghanaian Doctors and Associates organises health screening programme
Tuesday, May 17 2011

La Vanguardia, an Association of Cuba Trained Ghanaian graduate doctors and Associates have screened about 1,500 people from Yamoransa and the its environs for ailments at Yamoransa near Cape Coast.

SECURITY :
Security Agencies reminded of obligation to defend Ghana
Sunday, May 08 2011

Brigadier General Daniel Kweku Mishio, Director General (Joint Operation) of the Ghana Armed Forces has reminded security personnel of their mandate under Chapter 17 of the Constitution to defend the nation.

NEW JUABEN :
E/R Police institutes measures to reduce crime rate
Sunday, May 08 2011

The Eastern Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dwamena Yeboah, has said that his outfit was putting a lot of measures in place to reduce crime rate in the region.

ACCRA :
CPP Congress postponed again for the second time
Sunday, May 08 2011

The Extra-Ordinary National Delegates Congress of the Convention Peoples Party, has been postponed to the end of June for the second time, a Central Committee Member told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Accra.

POLITICS :
NDC race- Spio to step in ?
Monday, May 09 2011

Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress and CEO of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization, London, may soon resign his lucrative London post and pick up his presidential nomination forms for the July contest, the New Statesman reports.

AMA :
200 students complete ICT course
Monday, May 09 2011

Two hundred selected students, have completed a four months free Diploma course in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), organized by Soul Food Ministry International (SFMI). 

POLITICS :
NPP unveil 2012 campaign structure
Monday, May 09 2011

The New Statesman can exclusively reveal the constituency campaign structure of the New Patriotic Party for the 2012 general elections. The party will form a 20-man campaign team in each of the 21,000 odd existing polling station areas in the country.

AHAFO ANO NORTH :
Newmont Ghana expects boost in annual production
Monday, May 09 2011

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited expects a boost in annual gold production at its Ahafo mine if new explorations activities the company is undertaking yield positive results.

NORTH TONGU :
VRA supports residents of Aveyime with water pump
Monday, May 09 2011

The Volta River Authority (VRA) presented a water pump and valve worth GH¢ 7,000 to the residents of Aveyime and its environs in the North Tongue District of the Volta Region. 

DORMAA :
Yaakrom cuts sod to construct modern health centre
Monday, May 09 2011

The chiefs and people of Yaakrom in Dormaa Municipality, have cut the sod for work to commence on the construction of a GH¢40,000 modern health centre.

NORTH TONGU :
More Ghanaians urged to go into fish farming – Rev Dugah
Monday, May 09 2011

Executive Director of the National Fish Farmers Brigade, Ghana (NFFBG), Rev. Prince Dugah, has underscored the need for more Ghanaians to take keen interest in fish farming.    

HO :
Star Life donates cement to Kabore School
Monday, May 09 2011

Star Life Assurance Company, a member of the Star Group of Companies, has donated 40 bags of cement to Kabore School Complex, a garrison school of the 66 Artillery Regiment in Ho.  

AGRICULTURE :
73,000 farmers to benefit from MCA
Monday, May 09 2011

The Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Development Authority Martin Esson-Benjamin has said 73,000 farmers have so far benefited from the MCA since its inception in February 2007.

KINTAMPO NORTH :
Man beheads boy for sakawa
Monday, May 09 2011

The Kintampo Police are preparing a man for court today for allegedly beheading an eight-year-old boy for ritual purposes.

ENERGY :
Gov’t asked to renew hedging of oil prices
Monday, May 09 2011

The Coordinator of the Civic Society Platform of Oil and Gas, Mr.Mohammed Amin, has advised government to renew the hedging of oil prices it entered into, with oil companies.

SPORTS :
May 9 stadium disaater, any lessons learnt ?
Monday, May 09 2011

“It is not good enough to simply go to the mosque or church and say let bygones be bygones. We must look at this to a time where there is a global standard. 126 people lost their lives and over 10 year period, we have not had the self respect to at least honour the memories and ensure that the greatest spirit of saying it will never happen again does not happen again”.

AKUAPIM SOUTH :
63 remand prisoners set free
Monday, May 09 2011

Sixty-three remand prisoners at the Nsawam Medium Security Prison whose cases have not been heard since their incarceration have been granted unconditional release under the Justice For All Programme.

WA WEST :
“I will eradicate poverty” -Aspiring MP
Monday, May 09 2011

Mr Adams Nuhu Timbile, Parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Candidate (NPP) for the Wa West Constituency, has told his constituents to expect a positive change in their lives if he becomes their Member of Parliament.

CAPE COAST :
CPP dragged to Court
Monday, May 09 2011

Four leading members of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) in the Central region, have filed a suit at the Cape Coast High Court for perpetual injunction restraining the leaders from doing anything contrary to the party’s constitution.

HO :
Group donates resuscitation equipment to health facilities
Monday, May 09 2011

Latter Day Saints Charities have donated resuscitation equipment to health facilities in the Volta Region.  

SUNYANI :
Let’s do more to fuse the economies of the sub-region – Dr Zakaria
Monday, May 09 2011

Dr Yakubu Zakaria, Director of Programs, Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), has called for more aggressive push and greater commitment by countries in the ECOWAS sub-region towards fusing their economies into a strong, vibrant and resilient market.

WA :
Rainstorm hits Wa, rips off roofs of school buildings
Monday, May 09 2011

A severe rainstorm hit the Wa municipality on Friday night, destroying properties and ripping off roofs of school buildings.

SPORTS :
Ghana marks May 9th disaster on a quite note
Monday, May 09 2011

Today Ghanaians mark the 10th anniversary of the worst football tragedy which has ever hit the nation and the world at large in a different way.

BUSINESS :
Bench warrant for SSNIT defaulters
Monday, May 09 2011

The Accra Circuit and the District Magistrate courts have issued bench warrants for the arrest of 24 Managing Directors (MDs) of companies and heads of institutions for allegedly defaulting in the payment of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions of their staff.

SOCIAL :
Chiefs, People Of Effutu Celebrate Aboakyer
Monday, May 09 2011

The chiefs and people of the Effutu Traditional Area on Saturday celebrated this year’s Aboakyer Festival devoid of the tension and violence which characterised previous celebrations of the festival.

SEKYERE CENTRAL :
Ivorian refugees return to ancestral home
Monday, May 09 2011

Officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) at Nsuta in the Sekyere South District in the Ashanti Region are overwhelmed by the influx of Ivorian refugees to the town.

GA WEST :
Assembly to stump indiscriminate structural dev’t
Monday, May 09 2011

The Ga West Municipal Assembly is in the process of instituting plans to ensure sanity in development as the municipality registers increase in influx of people into the area.

BIRIM SOUTH :
Assembly, Zoomlion, NDAMO tidy up Akim Achiase
Monday, May 09 2011

The Birim South District Assembly, Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), have jointly organized a day’s clean-up exercise at Akim Achiase.    

BIRIM CENTRAL :
School heads urged to partner District Assemblies
Monday, May 09 2011

The Minister in-charge of the Akim Oda Trinity Presbyterian Church, Reverend Alexander K. Nyantakyi, has called on heads of educational institutions to forge healthy working relationships with district assemblies to facilitate infrastructural and logistic advancement. 

POLITICS :
Gov’t remains committed to SADA - Veep
Monday, May 09 2011

The Office of the Vice President has noted various reports accusing government and in particular the Vice President, John Dramani Mahama, of failing to implement the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) initiative promised by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

GA WEST :
MCE promises overhaul of educational structures
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Mr. Ebenezer Nii Armah Tackie, Ga West Municipal Chief Executive has pledged to make real government’s quest of providing modern classroom blocks to uplift education in the country.

SAVELUGU-NANTON :
MOFA to irrigate 500,000 hectares’ of land countrywide- Ahwoi
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) under the Medium Term Agriculture Sector Development Plan (METASIP) is to develop 500,000 hectares of irrigated land nationwide with a large portion of it in the northern sector. 

LEDZOKUKU-KROWOR :
Do not discriminate against Orphans
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The public has been entreated to support the upbringing of children living in orphanages, instead of discriminating against them. 

POLITICS :
Dep. minister challenges Nana Konadu supporters
Tuesday, May 10 2011

“It is interesting to note that in spite of the insults the Konadu camp hurls at everybody in government, they have failed or have not been able to articulate in concrete terms the reasons for Nana Konadu to contest the President for the flag-bearership slot of the party”.

WEIJA :
AVRL suspends dam spillage, urges relocation
Wednesday, May 11 2011

Aqua Vitens Rand Limited, operators for Ghana Water Company Limited, has suspended the spilling of excess water from the Weija Dam indefinitely.

TAMALE:
Visionless leadership, cause of Ghana’s underdevelopment – Mr Pul.
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Visionless and ineffective leadership has been the bane for the underdevelopment of the country and the northern region in particular, Mr Hippolyt Pul, Coordinator of the All Africa Peace Building Initiatives of the Catholic Relief Services (AAPI/CRS)
has observed.

ENERGY :
Tema Oil Refinery cannot refine Jubilee Oil-Tullow
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Mr Kwarteng Amaning Jr, a Petroleum Engineer with Tullow Ghana Limited, has said the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) cannot refine the crude oil being produced at the Jubilee Oil Field. 

HO :
UCC graduates first batch of students from E.P. University
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The first batch of 20 students, including five females, have graduated from the Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC), in Ho.  

WA WEST :
Rainstorm hits Wa, rips off roofs of school buildings
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Luck was on the side of 13 National Service Personnel whose transit quarters was hit by a kapok tree during a rainstorm that hit the Wa Municipality on Friday night.

AJUMAKO :
Court remands unemployed man for unlawful entry, threat of life
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The Ajumako District Magistrate Court presided over by Mr Kwesi Boakye Enimil on Thursday remanded Kojo Asomanyin, 27, unemployed in prison custody to reappear on May 12, this year.

BUSINESS :
Veep stresses importance of record-keeping
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has urged public and private institutions to develop efficient ways of documenting and keeping records to facilitate future research programmes.

EFFUTU :
Tigo joins Efutu Traditional Council to celebrate Aboakyir
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Mobile operator Tigo, joined the chiefs and people of Efutu to celebrate this year’s Aboakyir festival providing many sponsorship packages in addition to staging musical concert in Winneba.

AFIGYA-KWABRE:
More Refugees Arrive At Nsuta.
Tuesday, May 10 2011


Influx of Ivorian refugees into the country seems not to be abating as hundreds of Ivorian nationals fleeing from the politically unstable West African neighbor gush into the country to take cover from rebel insurgencies in Ivory Coast albeit reports of subsiding tensions.

SUNYANI :
Brong Ahafo Police Command worried about media criticism
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command has appealed to the media to stop blaming the Police for their alleged inability to arrest two suspects, who allegedly stabbed two men at Abesim near Sunyani, with a knife.

JAMAN SOUTH :
Chief bemoans decline in communal spirit
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Nana Asiedu Taku-Ababio, Chief of Babianeha in Jaman South District of Brong-Ahafo, has bemoaned the ebbing communal spirit among the people in the district.

ENERGY :
’No contradiction in gas flaring policy’
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The government has dismissed claims by civil society organisations that there are contradictions in its “no gas flaring” policy.

KMA:
Asantehene urges students to show more interest in ICT education.
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has urged tertiary students to constantly upgrade their knowledge in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in order to be better positioned on the job market.

POLITICS :
Samia Nkrumah advocates amalgamation of CPP and PNC
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Ms. Samia Nkrumah, Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) Member of Parliament for Jomoro, has appealed to the CPP and the People’s National Convention (PNC) to merge towards Election 2012.

HEALTH :
Health Professionals to start National Service
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Preparations  are underway to place all categories of health professionals on the National Service Scheme (NSS) this year.

TAMALE:
Parliamentary committee condemns high school fees.
Tuesday, May 10 2011

 The Parliamentary Accounts Committee has condemned the  high school fees being charged in the North, which it said had the tendency of defeating the purpose of the free education policy of the Government.

HO :
Queens want churches to institute mass weddings
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Mamaga Amega Kofi Bra, President of the Volta Regional Queens Association, has called on churches to institute mass weddings to reduce financial costs in celebrating marriages.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
Parents in Bunkpurugu withdrawing children from school.
Tuesday, May 10 2011

 Most parents in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region prefer training their children to take up farming rather than sending them to school, Mr Justin Darkorah, District Director of Education said on Monday.

STMA:
Youth in Western Region to benefit from AGRO-INCUBATOR PROGRAMME.
Tuesday, May 10 2011

An Agricultural oriented business Incubator centre dubbed Agro- Business Incubator is to be setup in the Western Region before the end of the year.

KMA:
School Heads To Be Sanctioned For Non Conpliance.
Tuesday, May 10 2011

 Mr Albert Kan Dapaah, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, has called for punitive sanctions against heads of schools that fail to comply with proper accounting procedures.

JOMORO:
First National Bank opens branch at Half Assini
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The First National Bank has opened a  branch at Half Assini in the Jomoro District of the Western Region.
  

POLITICS :
Spio Garbrah picks up forms to contest
Tuesday, May 10 2011

News reaching ghanadistricts.com indicates that Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah of the National Democratic Congress has picked nominations forms to contest the flag-bearership slot of the party.

JOMORO:
Suspected accomplice in child murderer goes on remand.
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The Half Assini District Magistrate’scourt has remanded Yaw Sarpong in custody for alleged conspiracy and murder of six-year-old Kazia Boasi Blay-Kyie.
 

SUNYANI WEST :
GIBA calls for collaboration to assist Police to combat crime
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Branch of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA), has asked owners and Editorial Managers of radio stations to come out with the agenda to assist Ghana Police Service to combat crime.

JOMORO:

NDC Zonal and polling station executives protest against DCE
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Over fifty aggrieved zonal and polling station executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Jomoro Constituency have vehemently protested against the candidature of Sylvester Noumah Daddieh for the vacant District Chief Executive position.
  

TAMALE:
Jubilee Oil First Exhibition opens in Tamale.
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The Centre for National Culture in collaboration with Nubuke Foundation on Saturday opened a three-day exhibition in Tamale to showcase various aspects of Ghana’s oil finding and its effects for the country’s socio-economic development.
 

NEW JUABEN :
Over 9,000 cases mediated by the ADR programme between 2007 and 2010
Tuesday, May 10 2011

Mr Alex Nartey, National Coordinator of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), has said that between 2007 and 2010, a total of 9,572 cases were mediated by the institution. 

GA EAST :
Legon ’woman thief’ to be prosecuted - Police
Tuesday, May 10 2011

The police say they have enough information to prosecute Amina Haruna, the lady alleged to have stolen some items from a hall of residence at the University of Ghana in March.

SECURITY :
National Security to question Herbert Mensah
Wednesday, May 11 2011

National security is to question former Kotoko Chief Executive and a friend of the Rawlingses, Herbert Mensah on the allegation that the campaign team of President Mills has set aside 90 million dollars for the upcoming NDC presidential primaries.

JAMAN NORTH :
District Education Director advocates high academic standards
Wednesday, May 11 2011

Mrs Lilian Azuba Ayuko, Jaman South District Director of Education in the Brong Ahafo Region has urged students, teachers and other stakeholders of education to maintain the high standard of academic performance.

BONGO :
Assemblyman to make education a priority
Wednesday, May 11 2011

Mr Edward Asekere Abesiwine, Assemblyman for Balungu in the Bongo District, has pledged to use his term of office to ensure that all children in the community go to school.

BANKA:
Ghanaians should be abreast of the 1992 Constitution -NCCE.
Wednesday, May 11 2011

 Ghanaians have been asked to make every conceivable effort to become more conversant with the 1992 Constitution.

KMA:
Leaders urged not to place self-serving ambition ahead of general good.
Wednesday, May 11 2011

 The Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Kumasi, Most Reverend Thomas Kwaku Mensah, has reminded those in leadership positions to put the general good of society ahead of individual comfort and convenience.

ASIKUMA-ODOBEN-BRAKWA :
Basic schools in Brakwa District get free uniforms, exercise books
Wednesday, May 11 2011

The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Assembly in the Central Region, has presented 10,165 free school uniforms and 324,819 exercise books, to needy and deprived pupils in the District.

DORMAA EAST :
Assembly moves to enforce by-laws on building plans
Wednesday, May 11 2011

Members of the Dormaa-East District Assembly in the Brong-Ahafo Region have unanimously adopted a resolution mandating the Assembly to enforce its bye-laws on compliance to building plans by landlords.

KMA:
Driver jailed for slashing the brother with a cutlass.
Wednesday, May 11 2011

 A Kumasi Circuit Court had ordered a 46-year old driver to be kept in jail for six years for inflicting multiple deep cutlass wounds on his brother.

ABURA/ASEBU/KWAMANKESE :
2012 General Election crucial assignment for NPP-Kwamena Duncan
Wednesday, May 11 2011

Mr Kwamena Duncan, Central Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), says  that the parliamentary primaries has made the main party more united.

SEFWI-WIASO:
Youth urged to uphold the values of hard work.
Wednesday, May 11 2011

 The Reverend Kofi Antwi, Santasi District Minister of the Presbyterian Church in Kumasi, has encouraged the youth to uphold the values of hard work and self-discipline needed to guarantee a successful future.

KMA:
Former Moderator condemns pursuit of self-serving agenda.
Wednesday, May 11 2011

The Very Reverend Dr Sam Prempeh, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has condemned what he says is the growing pursuit of personal and sectional interests in the church by some of its members.

TAMALE:
Adopt a more involving approach to teaching - GES.
Wednesday, May 11 2011

Mr Stephen Adu, Acting Deputy Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has called for a shift from the current approach to teaching at the basic level to "a more involving approach" which will make teaching and learning participatory among pupils.
    

JOMORO:
Court remands Vampire farmer in prison custody .
Wednesday, May 11 2011

The Half Assini District Magistrate’s Court has remanded Yaw Sarpong, a farmer from Tikobo No. 2 in the Jomoro District of the Western Region in prison custody for conspiracy to commit murder and murder.

DORMAA :
Buruli Ulcer endemic in Dormaa Municipality
Wednesday, May 11 2011

Records available at the Dormaa Municipal Health Directorate indicated that the Municipality was endemic with incidence of Buruli Ulcer.

CAPE COAST :
Oguaa chiefs warn against indecent dressing
Wednesday, May 11 2011

The Oguaa Traditional Council on has resolved to arrest and punish anyone who would dress indecently during this year’s Fetu Afahye Festival and other major celebrations because the phenomenon was having a negative toll on society.

Ho:
Ho-West MP inspects ongoing projects.
Wednesday, May 11 2011


Mr. Emmanuel Kwesi Bedzra, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ho-West, has assured his constituents of his commitment towards transparency and honesty in the discharge of his duties.

GA WEST :
Assembly finally elects PM after 6 previous attempts
Wednesday, May 11 2011

The Ga West Municipal Assembly, the last of ten Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembly in the Greater Accra Region have finally elected a presiding Member.

GA WEST :
Assembly member appeals for school infrastructure
Thursday, May 12 2011

The Assembly Member for Nsakina in the Ga West Municipality, Mr. Frank Tetteh has appealed to the Assembly to improve educational infrastructure in the electoral area.

KETU SOUTH :
Assembly procures sanitation equipment
Thursday, May 12 2011

The Ketu South District Assembly has boosted its quest of ensuring clean and healthy environment through the procurement of sanity equipment.

POLITICS :
Delegation from AfDB Development Bank calls on Local Government Minister
Thursday, May 12 2011

A delegation from African Development Bank called on Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, to assess and discuss efforts aimed at improving the bank’s support to activities in the country. 

TAMALE :
Northern region women are most fertile in Ghana-Population Officer
Thursday, May 12 2011

A woman from the Northern Region would deliver an average of seven children in her lifetime while her counterparts in the Upper East and West Regions would deliver an average of 4.1 and five children respectively, outweighing the national average of 4.0.   

POLITICS:
"I am too old to soil my reputation with bribery" Prez Mills
Thursday, May 12 2011

“if I had 60 million dollars I would first think of completing the Sofoline project or the Achimota–Ofankor road and several other projects  that Ghanaians’ expect  to be done to ease them in their everyday movement”.

SEFWI-WIASO :
Committee on Sefwi shooting case presents report
Thursday, May 12 2011

The three- member Committee of Enquiry commissioned to investigate the Sefwi-Wiawso shooting incident that claimed two lives has recommended the prosecution of the two suspects.

KWAMANKESE :
Ghana reviewing ICT policy
Thursday, May 12 2011

Mr Ernest Attuquaye Armah, Deputy Minister of Communications, has noted that the National ICT for accelerated development (ICTAAD) Policy is being reviewed to meet changing developmental objectives and priorities.

ECONOMY :
Ghana’s economy now valued at 46 billion Ghana cedis
Thursday, May 12 2011

The Ghanaian economy grew by 7.7 percent last year while the total value of goods and services produced was valued at 46 billion Ghana cedis.

YENDI:
CPP elects constituency executives in Yendi.
Thursday, May 12 2011



The Yendi Convention People Party (CPP) has elected a nine-member executives to steer the affairs of the party towards the 2012 General Election.

TAMALE:
Conflict Management Forum Ends In Tamale.
Thursday, May 12 2011

 Majority of the conflicts and violence in the Northern Region could be prevented if their root causes were identified and resolved through joint problem solving mechanism.
    

STMA:
HIV and AIDS render 160,000 children orphans in Ghana.
Thursday, May 12 2011

One hundred and sixty thousand children have become orphans since HIV and AIDS was detected in the country in 1986.

STMA:
W/R exceeds target for first round of immunization.
Thursday, May 12 2011


 Some 564,276 children were immunized during the first round of the National Immunization Exercise in March this year in the Western Region.
    

TAMALE:
Residents educated on sickle cell condition.
Thursday, May 12 2011

The Sickle Cell Condition Advocates (SICCA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) has held a day’s awareness programme on sickle cell condition for residents of Tamale.
    

STMA:
Methodist Bishop asks churches to address youth needs.
Thursday, May 12 2011

The Bishop of the Sekondi Diocese of the Methodist Church of Ghana, the Right Reverend Edward Ofori Donkor, has advised church leaders to address the needs of the youth for them to feel appreciated.

KETU SOUTH :
Assembly provides 150 boreholes in two years
Thursday, May 12 2011

In a matter of two years, the Ketu south District Assembly provided undertook many initiatives to improve the potable water to communities in the district.

WA WEST :
Social worker expresses concern about child abuse in UWR
Thursday, May 12 2011

Mr. Hamidu Harruna, Upper West Regional (UWR) Director of Department of Social Welfare, has expressed concern about child abuse in the Region.

PRU :
Resolve differences for victory, chairman cautions
Thursday, May 12 2011

Mr. Kwaku Asomah Kyeremeh, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said the party could only snatch power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) if they resolved any internal differences.

STMA:
Committee on Sefwi Shooting Case Presents Report.
Thursday, May 12 2011

The three- member Committee of Enquiry commissioned to investigate the Sefwi-Wiawso shooting incident that claimed two lives has recommended the prosecution of the two suspects.

BOLGATANGA :
Assemblyman appeals for boreholes
Thursday, May 12 2011

Mr Solomon Akakiya, assemblyman for Yorogo-Gabisi in the Bolgatanga Municipality, has appealed to the government to provide his area with portable water.

ECONOMY :
Audit Committees blamed for non-prosecution of officials
Thursday, May 12 2011

The Auditor-General, Mr Richard Quartei Quartey, has blamed the Audit Report Implementation Committees (ARICs) of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for the failure to prosecute those found to have misappropriated state funds.

ENERGY :
Kosmos to pay fine
Thursday, May 12 2011

Kosmos Energy has agreed to pay a fine of $15 million to the Ghana Government for disclosing data on the Jubilee oil field without the government’s consent.

BEREKUM :
Minister asks chiefs to highlight region’s culture
Thursday, May 12 2011

Mr. Alex Asum-Ahensah, the Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, has appealed to traditional rulers in the Brong-Ahafo Region to help highlight the rich and abundant cultural heritage in the region to attract both local and international investors.

HEALTH :
Women to benefit from free cancer screening next month
Thursday, May 12 2011

The management of Rabito Clinic in collaboration with Ray Foundation Onlus (RFO), an Italian health institution are to organise cervical cancer screening to create awareness of the disease in the country.

HEALTH :
Plan Ghana mends hearts of hole in children
Thursday, May 12 2011

Plan Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has presented 16,000 Euros to the Ghana Heart Foundation, to help undertake surgery on children living with hole in heart conditions.

HO:
Ho Municipality to get new land fill site
Thursday, May 12 2011

The Ho Municipality Assembly is set to begin the construction of a modern land fill site which will be capable of recycling both solid and liquid waste to improve the sanitation situation in the area.

SOCIAL :
Gov’t will not renew AVRL contract - Bagbin
Thursday, May 12 2011

The government will not renew or extend the water management contract of Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL), the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr A.S.K. Bagbin, has stated.

EDUCATION :
CHASS worried about unpaid subsidies
Thursday, May 12 2011

Academic work in Senior High Schools (SHSs) is likely to be greatly hampered if government subsidies are not paid by the close of the month, the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has warned.

SOCIAL :
Ghanaian wins International Social Justice Award
Thursday, May 12 2011

Mr James Kofi Annan, Executive Director of Challenging Heights, a non- governmental organization focused on children’s welfare, has been awarded for his commitment towards social justice.

SECURITY :
Nigerian vessel impounded
Thursday, May 12 2011

A Nigerian commercial vessel has been impounded at the Takoradi Port because its seaworthiness is doubted by the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA).

SCIENCE :
Telecos must respect Gaming Act- Haruna Iddrisu
Thursday, May 12 2011

Minster of Communication Haruna Iddrisu has advised all telecommunication companies to respect the country’s Gaming Act.

BIAKOYE :
DCE receives instrument of appointment
Friday, May 13 2011

Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister presented the Instrument of Appointment to Nana Akata Luis, Biakoye District Chief Executive (DCE) and advised him to work in harmony with the traditional authorities. 

GA WEST :
PM pays tribute to his predecessors
Friday, May 13 2011

Mr. Thomas Okine, the Presiding Member for the Ga West Municipal Assembly paid glorious tribute to his predecessors for their selfless contribution to the development of the municipality.

BAWKU :
MCE okays relative peace in Bawku
Friday, May 13 2011

Mr Musah Abdulai, the Municipal Chief Executive for Bawku Municipal has expressed satisfaction at the relative peace the municipality is currently enjoying.

AHANTA WEST:
Court remands security man for murder.
Friday, May 13 2011

Matthew Acheampong, a 35-year- old  security man at Norpalm Oil Plantation in the Ahanta West District has been remanded in custody for alleged murder.

SOCIAL :
"Kayayei is dehumanizing" Ablakwa
Friday, May 13 2011

A Deputy Minister of Information Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has expressed worry at what he describes as the “mean exploitation of the poor” in the society especially in the capital cities of the country.

KMA:
Ex-convict returns to jail for cellular phone theft.
Friday, May 13 2011

A 25-year-old ex-convict has been sentenced by a Kumasi Circuit Court to five years imprisonment in hard labour for stealing a cellular phone and cash of GH¢4.00.

ADENTA :
Gov’t committed to improve welfare of teachers – Ayariga
Friday, May 13 2011

The Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. Mahama Ayariga has said government would always cater for the welfare of teachers since a happy teacher would always be prepared to deliver quality services to pupils.

KMA;
Ashanti records 179 malaria deaths.
Friday, May 13 2011

A total of 179 people died of the malaria disease in the Ashanti Region, last year, Dr Aaron Offei, the Regional Director of Health Services, has said.

EFFUTU :
Winneba Diocese of the Methodist Church holds Synod
Friday, May 13 2011

The 49th Synod of the Winneba Diocese of the Methodist Church has opened at the Ebenezer Cathedral at Winneba.

FANTEAKWA:
Plantain hub of the East
Friday, May 13 2011

Fanteakwa District of the eastern region continues to be the plantain hub of the eastern region and has over the years produced plantain, the nation’s favourite food crop not only for the people in the eastern regionbut to the national capital, Accra and its environs.

AGONA WEST :
SWESBUS PTA commends government for infrastructure development
Friday, May 13 2011

The Parent/Teacher Association of the Swedru School of Business has commended the government for providing infrastructure in first and second cycle schools throughout the country to enhance effective teaching and learning.

AHAFO-ANO NORTH:
Lactating mothers should ensure personal hygiene.
Friday, May 13 2011

Lactating mothers have been urged to observe good personal hygiene to avoid infecting their babies with diseases.
   

EFFUTU :
People in Winneba asked to give peace a chance-Bishop Ghunney
Friday, May 13 2011

The Bishop of Winneba Diocese of Methodist Church, the Right Rev Dr. Joseph Ekow Ghunney, has added his voice to calls on people of Winneba to bury their differences in the interest of the development of the town.

TRANSPORTATION :
Move to tackle road accidents
Friday, May 13 2011

A document aimed at reducing accidents and fatalities on the roads has been launched in Accra.

TAKORADI:
Ghana Reviewing ICT Policy.
Friday, May 13 2011

Mr Ernest Attuquaye Armah, Deputy Minister of Communications, on Wednesday said the National ICT for accelerated development (ICTAAD) Policy was being reviewed to meet changing developmental objectives and priorities.

LAMBUSSIE KARNI :
Security agencies tasked to ensure legitimacy of elections
Friday, May 13 2011

The Upper West Regional Police Crime Officer, Superintendent of Police Wisdom Lavoe, has called on security agencies to always ensure the legitimacy of elections.

BAWKU :
Rainstorm victims to get assistance soon
Friday, May 13 2011

Mr. Musah Abdulai, Bawku Municipal Chief Executive has attributed delays in providing assistance to victims of the recent rainstorm in the Municipality to procurement procedures which have to be followed. 

MFANTSEMAN :
New Market for Mfantseman Municipality
Friday, May 13 2011

The Mfantseman Municipal Assembly is to construct a new state-of -the art market at Mankesim to improve trading in the area.

 

WA EAST :
Ten communities in Wa East District join Wa West District
Friday, May 13 2011

The Taninina Electoral Area which comprises 10 communities in the Wa East District has been transferred to the Wa West District.

TAMALE:
Airport To Be Upgraded Into International Status.
Friday, May 13 2011

 Mrs Doreen Owusu-Fianko, Managing Director of Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has announced that the Tamale Airport would soon be upgraded into an international Airport.

TAMALE:
Journalists Urge Judges To Respect Media Practitioners.
Friday, May 13 2011

Some journalists in Tamale in the Northern Region have challenged the constitutionality of judges preventing the media from exercising their duties in court.

HOHOE :
Police avert bloodshed at Nyagbo
Friday, May 13 2011

The Volta Regional Police Command early Tuesday morning moved swiftly to prevent a simmering inter-community conflict in the Nyagbo Traditional Area, in the Hohoe Municipal area from escalating.  

MPOHOR WASSA EAST:
Party followers must be abreast with its ideology.
Friday, May 13 2011


The District Chief Executive for the Mpohor Wassa East District, Mr Anthony Bassaw, has observed that most political party followers in Ghana are not conversant with their party’s ideologies and values.
 

MPOHOR WASSA EAST:
District Unveils Medium Term Development Plan.
Friday, May 13 2011


 The Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly is to invest about GH¢40, 808.762 in basic social services to accelerate the growth of the District by 2013 under its Medium Term Development Plan.

WA :
Upper West observes Constitution Week
Friday, May 13 2011

Alhaji Issahaque Salia, the Upper West Regional Minister, has appealed to the security agencies, especially the Ghana Police Service, to always let the public know how security personnel who beak the law are punished.

KWABRE EAST :
Judiciary poised to defend Constitution - Magistrate
Friday, May 13 2011

The Kwabre East District Magistrate, His Lordship Mr. Michael Gyamfi Boamah has assured Ghanaians that the Judiciary arm of government is poised to defending the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.

KWABRE :
New NHIS system to be introduced in Kwabre soon
Friday, May 13 2011

From July this year, subscribers of the Kwabre Health Insurance Mutual Scheme will have the opportunity to choose the hospital facilities they would like to seek medical attention.

SEFWI-WIASO :
Committee on Sefwi shooting case presents report
Friday, May 13 2011

The three- member Committee of Enquiry commissioned to investigate the Sefwi-Wiawso shooting incident that claimed two lives has recommended the prosecution of the two suspects.

HEALTH :
Nurses celebrate International Nurses Day
Friday, May 13 2011

The Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA) has dedicated the celebration of the 2011 Nurses’ Week to addressing shortfalls in the provision of care with particular reference to attitude towards clients and stakeholders.

POLITICS :
Prof Mills to win NDC flag bearership slot but ... - EIU
Friday, May 13 2011

The United Kingdom Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) country report on Ghana made available to the Ghana News Agency in Accra  indicates that Professor John Evans Atta Mills will win the NDC’s July Congress for the flag bearer slot of the party.

HO :
Govt must review policy on free maternal health
Friday, May 13 2011

Mr Henry Alifo, the Volta Regional Population Officer,has advised government to review some benefits under the free Maternal Health Programme and step up the drive towards contraceptive use. 

Akyemansa:
Modern Lorry Station for Akyemansa
Friday, May 13 2011

The Akyemansa District in the Eastern Region is to soon begin the construction of a modern lorry station for the area.

TRANSPORTATION :
Govt Secures More Funds For Eastern Corridor Roads
Friday, May 13 2011

The government has secured another $250 million to support the construction of the Eastern Corridor road that will link the northern parts of the country to the south, through the Volta Region.

BUSINESS :
Belarus seeks business interests in Ghana
Friday, May 13 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has received a special message from the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, indicating the interest of the Eastern European nation to forge stronger economic ties with Ghana.

SPORTS :
EOCO ordered to pay Ghana FA 50,000 Ghana cedis for damages
Friday, May 13 2011

An Accra High Court on Friday morning ruled that the Economic and Organized Crime Organization is to pay 50,000 Ghana cedis in damages to the Ghana FA for violating their rights and privacy during a swoop before the turn of the year.

KMA :
MMDAs urged to make land allocation plans, projects public
Saturday, May 14 2011

Mr Magnus Lincoln Quarshie, leader of a consulting team preparing transport plans to ease the chaotic traffic situation in Kumasi, has asked Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies (MMDS) to make sure land allocation designs and projects are adequately publicized.

EAST AKIM :
Judicial committee rules on Kobriso stool case
Saturday, May 14 2011

The Judicial Committee of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council has ruled that Osabarima Oware Asare Pinkro III, Apinamanghene, has no right or authority to install the Odikro (Chief) of Kobriso.

ENVIRONMENT :
Gov’t releases funds to settle waste management bills
Saturday, May 14 2011

The Government through the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry, has released a total amount of GH¢8,000,000 to the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) towards the settlement of their waste management bills.

KMA :
Hypertension, diabetes on the upsurge in Kumasi
Saturday, May 14 2011

Statistics from Internal Medicine Specialists at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), show disturbing upsurge of cases of hypertension and diabetes in Kumasi and its environs.

NKWANTA NORTH :
Nkwanta North Assembly Deepens Decentralisation Processes
Saturday, May 14 2011

The Nkwanta North District Assembly has introduced measures to make proceedings in the Assembly more effective.

SISSALA WEST :
Catholic Priest urged to avert clashes over land
Saturday, May 14 2011

Kuoro Barecheh  Nlowie Baninye II, Acting President of the Zini Traditional Area, has asked the Catholic Bishop of Wa, Paul Bemile, to urgently intervene in a land dispute between the Nimoro and Fielimuo people of the Sissala West District to avert a bloody clash.

SOCIAL :
Controller Accountant General’s Dep’t assists Dzorwulu Special School
Saturday, May 14 2011

The Greater Accra Regional Directorate of Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has presented items to the inmates of Dworwulu Special School in Accra.

SPORTS :
EOCO unhappy with GHC50,000 fine
Saturday, May 14 2011

Lawyer for the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), Dr. Philip Anderson has expressed displeasure over a Human Rights Court ruling which slapped a GHC 50,000 fine on the anti-graft agency in the case involving the Ghana Football Association.

POLITICS :
CPP gears up for elections
Saturday, May 14 2011

Constituency elections of the Convention Peoples Party have began ahead of preparations towards congress sometime in June.

CENRAL GONJA :
Violence: 16 arrested in Buipe
Saturday, May 14 2011

A joint Police cum Military team on the dawn of Saturday May 14, raided the Buipe Township and arrested 16 suspects in connection with a recent violence that erupted between the feuding Jinapor and Lebu gates.

:
PRESEC to provide students with modern learning skills
Sunday, May 15 2011

The Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC), is to provide the equipment and environment that would promote teaching and learning in the 21st Century.

HOHOE:
Lecturer appeals to the youth to transform Ghana’s economy
Sunday, May 15 2011

Dr Fritz Augustine Gockel, a Senior Lecturer, University of Ghana on Saturday urged the youth to work towards the transformation of the country’s economy from manual to a knowledge based one.

SOCIAL :
Muslims inaugurate NGO
Sunday, May 15 2011

Hajia Boya Gariba, Deputy Minister of Women and Children’s Affair, has called on Muslims to redefine their strategies and responses in dealing with the many challenges that confront them.

WA:
Avert clash between the Nimoro and Fielimuo over land
Sunday, May 15 2011

Kuoro Barecheh  Nlowie Baninye II, Acting President of the Zini Traditional Area, has asked the Catholic Bishop of Wa, Paul Bemile, to urgently intervene in a land dispute between the Nimoro and Fielimuo people of the Sissala West District to avert a bloody clash.

SOCIAL:
UNICEF lauds release of trafficked children
Sunday, May 15 2011

The Representative of UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ghana, Dr. Iyabode Olusanmi, congratulated the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs, the anti-human trafficking unit, and the Department of Social Welfare for protecting the rights of some children.

AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Youth in Agriculture urged to consider pineapple export - CEO
Sunday, May 15 2011

Mr Albert Amponsah, Chief Executive Officer of Abe Farms of Oboadaka near Nsawam, has called on the authorities of the Youth in Agriculture Programme to consider pineapple production as a good source of foreign exchange.

FANTEAKWA :
EPA and Vodafone Ghana hold durbar on climate change
Sunday, May 15 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Vodafone Ghana have jointly embarked on a climate change educational campaign in the Fanteakwa District.

AMA:
Minister donates items to Children’s Hospital
Sunday, May 15 2011

Mrs Julian Azumah-Mensah, Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs donated assorted items to the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital to cater for the needs patients.

HEALTH
UN agencies hail trial results on anti-HIV drugs
Sunday, May 15 2011

United Nations agencies fighting HIV/AIDS have lauded the results of a study that shows that if an HIV-positive person immediately starts appropriate treatment of anti-retroviral drugs, the risk of transmitting the virus to an uninfected sexual partner is nearly entirely eliminated.

EDUCATION:
UDS Alumni asks NDC to redeem manifesto promise
Sunday, May 15 2011

The Alumni Association of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has called on the Government to fulfil its 2008 manifesto promise of allocating funds to support the infrastructural needs of the School.

HOHOE :
Boreholes for St Mary Seminary
Sunday, May 15 2011

Captain George Nfodjoh (Rtd), Member of Parliament for Ho Central on Saturday promised to liaise with some Christian non-governmental organisations to drill three boreholes for St Mary’s Seminary Senior High School at Lolobi in the Volta Region.

TRANSPORT :
Road Fund generates GH¢ 1.01 billion in 10 years - Minister
Sunday, May 15 2011

Mr Joe Gidisu, Minister of Roads and Highways, has announced that about GHC1.01 billion was generated by Road Fund between 2000 and 2010.

POLITICS :
President Mills to witness Ouattara’s investiture next week
Monday, May 16 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills on Sunday confirmed that he would be in Cote d’Ivoire to witness the investiture of Ivorian President-elect Allasane Ouattara, to be held on May 21, 2011.

SUNYANI :
Sunyani unit committees inaugurated
Monday, May 16 2011

Mr Aquinas Quansah, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has called on unit committees of the Sunyani Municipal Assembly to be guided by the non-partisan system of the Local Government structure and work collectively in the interest of their localities.

EDUCATION :
Govt Releases Funds For School Subsidies
Monday, May 16 2011

The government has released funds as subsidy and capitation grant for public first and second-cycle schools nationwide for the second and third terms of the 2010/11 academic year.

TAMALE:
UDS Alumni asks NDC to redeem manifesto promise.
Monday, May 16 2011

 The Alumni Association of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has called on the Government to fulfil its 2008 manifesto promise of allocating funds to support the infrastructural needs of the School.

(LEGON) GA EAST :
Two students shot and injured in robbery incident
Monday, May 16 2011

The Director of the Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL), Mr John Rex A. Gadzekpo has expressed serious concern about a recent armed attack on two students of the School of Translators of the institute.

KMA;
Hypertension, diabetes on the upsurge in Kumasi.
Monday, May 16 2011

 Statistics from Internal Medicine Specialists at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), show disturbing upsurge of cases of hypertension and diabetes in Kumasi and its environs.

POLITICS :
President Mills nominates nine MMDCEs
Monday, May 16 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated nine people as Metropolitan/Municipal/District Chief Executives.

AGRICULTURE :
Gov’t to subsidise price of fertilizer
Monday, May 16 2011

Government is to subsidise 150,000 metric tons (3,000,000 bags) of fertilizers at a total cost of GH¢69.8 million under its Subsidy Programme for the 2011 farming season.

TARKWA:
Unlicensed miners granted 120,000 cedis bail.
Monday, May 16 2011

 A Tarkwa Circuit Court has granted bail to the sum of 120,000 Ghana cedis to four Chinese nationals, Li Qun, Qin Naijian, Shi Hai Yang, Meng Jin Mo and a Ghanaian, Armstrong Gyedu, for mining without license.

KASSENA/NANKANA :
Union calls for unity among Northerners
Monday, May 16 2011

The Northern Students Union has called on people from the three northern regions to come together and embrace the things that unite them.

KMA:
Childhood residence of Kofi Annan to become an Institute.
Monday, May 16 2011

The childhood residence of the former United Nation’s Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan is to be transformed into a Pre-University Institute, to train Great World Changers for Peace.

FANTEAKWA:
Booming tourism sites in Fanteakwa
Monday, May 16 2011

Fanteakwa district has played host to many tourists both local and international as a result of its naturally developed waterfalls scattered across the district.

CRIME :
116 trafficked children rescued - 28 men sentenced
Monday, May 16 2011

A special joint operation by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service and its partners has led to the rescue of 116 children, aged between four and 17, from  communities along the Volta Lake.

STMA:
Three suspects in police custody for child kidnapping.
Monday, May 16 2011

The Western Regional Police Command has arrested three persons for kidnapping a 14-year old boy, Edward Adjie at Daboase in the Mpohor Wassa East District.

TARKWA;
Company assists midwifery school with accommodation.
Monday, May 16 2011

To help reduce the acute accommodation problems at the Tarkwa Midwifery School, Engineers and Planners Company Limited has opted to finance the construction of a two- bedroom bungalow for the school.

SOCIAL :
Parliamentarian advocates human-face in decongestion of Accra Metropolis
Monday, May 16 2011

The Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw, Hon. Seth Adjei-Baah has called on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to approach the decongestion exercise in Accra Metropolis with a human-face.

SOCIAL :
JICA supports ECG
Monday, May 16 2011

The Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) under its Technical Co-operation on the Project for Electrical Engineers Training for African Countries, has donated a 30-seater bus to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Training Centre.

TARKWA:
Goldfields devotes 2.2 million dollars for eight mining communities.
Monday, May 16 2011


Goldfields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Mines, has devoted 2.2 million dollars for community development programs this year.

STMA:
Sanitation in Sekondi-Takoradi would be improved - MCE.
Monday, May 16 2011


Captain Anthony Cudjoe (Rtd), Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Chief Executive, on Saturday said there was the need to improve on the sanitation situation in the area.

ELLEMBELE:
Rural water and sanitation project launched in Ellembelle.
Monday, May 16 2011

The Rural Water and sanitation Project, which seeks to expand access and ensure sustainable water supply and sanitation in rural areas has been launched in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.

HEALTH :
NHIS under threat
Monday, May 16 2011

Health service delivery in the Western Region under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is under threat, as service charges have not been reviewed upwards since the inception of the scheme.

SUNYANI :
Orientation course for Sunyani Assembly Members ends
Monday, May 16 2011

A two-day orientation course for 50 Assembly Members in the Sunyani Municipality has ended in Sunyani.

ECONOMY :
BoG Lowers Policy Rate
Monday, May 16 2011

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has reduced its policy rate from 13.5 to 13 per cent as a result of improvement in the economy.

YENDI:
Municipal Health Directorate immunizes 53,359 children against polio.
Monday, May 16 2011

The Yendi Municipal Health Directorate have immunized 53,359 children under- five against poliomyelitis and provided them with Vitamin A supplement.

TMA :
Tema records increased fire outbreak
Monday, May 16 2011

Tema Metropolis recorded 52 fire outbreaks from January- March this year, recording an increased over the 46 cases reported during the period under review last year.

AKATSI :
Akatsi District exceeds 2010 revenue target
Monday, May 16 2011

The Akatsi District Assembly last year collected 238,423.00 Ghana cedis, exceeding its estimated target of 214,427.00 Ghana cedis by 23,996.00 Ghana cedis.

EFFUTU :
Ghanaians asked to study the Constitution
Monday, May 16 2011

Mr John Kofi Kussachin, Effutu Municipal Co-coordinating Director, has stressed the need for Ghanaians to be knowledgeable about the Constitution to enable them to execute their civic rights and responsibilities for the country’s development.

BIRIM SOUTH :
Market sees a face lift
Monday, May 16 2011

The Birim South District Assembly has commissioned 84 new market sheds and rehabilitated several others to uplift the image of the market and to enhance marketing activities in the area.

BAWKU :
12 communities connected to national grid
Monday, May 16 2011

In a matter of two years, twenlth communities in the Bawku Municipality have been connected to the national grid.

KETU SOUTH :
More communities get street lights
Monday, May 16 2011

A number of communities in the Ketu South District now boasts of fuctional streetlights and thus go about their economic activities without fear of the night.

SOCIAL :
President Mills arrives in the Western Region
Tuesday, May 17 2011

President Mills has arrived in the Western Region as part of his nationwide tour of the country to familiarise,inspect and commission projects that have been completed by his administration.

EDUCATION :
64% of school pupils cannot read and write- GES
Tuesday, May 17 2011

A report released by the Ghana Education Service indicates that sixty-four per cent of pupils across the country cannot read and write.

POLITICS :
Spio meets Rawlings today ahead of campaign launch
Tuesday, May 17 2011

Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah, a former Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, is expected to announce his decision to contest the NDC’s presidential race to his Founder and Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Tuesday May 17.

POLITICS :
Ghana’s territory not base for insurgents against Ouattara - Prez
Tuesday, May 17 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has assured the Government and people of La Cote d’Ivoire that Ghana would never allow its territory to be used as a base to destabilise their Government.

AGRICULTURE :
Poultry farmers worried about high cost of yellow corn
Tuesday, May 17 2011

The Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers, Mr Kwadwo Asante has appealed to the government to create a buffer stock for yellow corn to help protect the poultry industry.

AWUTU-SENYA :
Government to consider gender equality towards achievement of Millennium goals
Tuesday, May 17 2011

Dolly Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) operating in the Central Region, has appealed to the Government to consider gender equality as critical towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

KMA:
Service personnel urged to be dedicated to duties.
Tuesday, May 17 2011

Mr Vincent Senam Kuagbenu, the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), has urged personnel of the Scheme to be dedicated to their duties and volunteer their services for the benefit of communities in which they serve.

KMA:
Laws on forest protection should be rigidly enforced - Consultant.
Tuesday, May 17 2011

Government has been urged to act more robustly to enforce laws on the protection and management of the country’s forests, an international forestry expert said on Friday.

TRANSPORTATION :
Road Fund rakes GH¢1bn
Tuesday, May 17 2011

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Joe Gidisu has announced that about GH¢1.01 billion was generated by the Road Fund between 2000 and 2010.

STMA:
Christians urged to be democratic.
Tuesday, May 17 2011


The Lay Chairman of the Sekondi Diocese of the Methodist Church, Mrs. Esther Lily Nkansah, has called on Christian leaders to relinquish power to the younger generation to ensure continuous impartation of the knowledge of Christ and the survival of the church.

TECHNOLOGY :
Gov’ts asked to connect rural communities to the digital revolution
Tuesday, May 17 2011

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on governments to resolve to connect rural communities and the entire world to the digital revolution as a means of achieving development goals and fostering peace and prosperity for all.

MPOHOR/WASSA EAST :
Party followers must be abreast with its ideology
Tuesday, May 17 2011

The District Chief Executive for the Mpohor Wassa East District, Mr Anthony Bassaw, has observed that most political party followers in Ghana are not conversant with their party’s ideologies and values.

ECONOMY :
AngloGold Ashanti posts $203m earnings
Tuesday, May 17 2011

AngloGold Ashanti posted adjusted headline earnings (excluding cost of accelerated hedge buy-back) of $203 million in the first quarter of the year, a statement copied to Ghana News Agency has said.

GA EAST:
Madina youth riots over a parcel of land
Tuesday, May 17 2011

One person is said to have died in a riot at Madina while scores of people including a  policeman are injured.

GOMOA EAST :
PTA of Panfokrom Women’s Vocational Institute appeals for a bridge
Tuesday, May 17 2011

The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Panfokrom Women’s Vocational Training Institute, has appealed to government to construct a bridge to replace the one damaged over River Ayensu by floods on June 20, 2010.

SEKONDI TAKORADI:
"You Deserve More Than 10%" Mills To Western Chiefs
Tuesday, May 17 2011

President Mills has told chiefs and people of the Western Region that they deserve more than the ten percent they originally asked from the jubilee oil fields proceeds.

MFANTSEMAN :
Baseline Survey on Tripartite Partnership Project unveiled
Tuesday, May 17 2011

The consultants engaged in the Tripartite Partnership Project (TPP) being implemented in Mankessim in the Central Region, have met stakeholders to discuss the baseline surveys conducted and the various roles they are expected to play.

MPOHOR WASSA EAST:
Work with elected unit committee members - DCE Tells Assembly Members.
Tuesday, May 17 2011

 Mr Anthony Bassaw, District Chief Executive of the Mpohor Wassa East, on Monday criticised assembly members who appoint their own team of Unit Committee members to work with instead of the elected members.

MFANTSEMAN :
Mfantsiman MP calls for probe into missing premix fuel
Tuesday, May 17 2011

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman East, George Kuntu Blankson has appealed to the National Premix Committee to investigate why the fishermen of Narkwa were denied supply of the fuel from February 26 to May 12, 2011.

GOMOA WEST :
Town and Area Councils sources of revenue- DCE
Tuesday, May 17 2011

Apam Town Council has been inaugurated with a call on Town and Area Councils to be a source of revenue generation for the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

JOMORO:
NDC youth in Half Assini ask to follow Public Act Order-Commander.
Tuesday, May 17 2011

The Police at Half Assini said on Monday that it would be an offence to hold demonstration in the district because the police had not received any notification as stipulated in the Public Act Order.

ENERGY :
Ghana risks losing millions of dollars in oil revenue
Tuesday, May 17 2011

Ghana risks losing millions of dollars in oil revenue following the revelation that the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (MV FPSO Kwame Nkrumah) platform at the Jubilee Field is operating without its exporting flow meter.

SEFWI WIAWSO:
Dr. Afriyie renews bid for Sefwi Wiawso Parliamentary seat.
Tuesday, May 17 2011


Dr Kwaku Afriyie, former Minister of State in the Kufuor Administration has renewed his bid to represent Sefwi Wiawso Constituency in the Western Region, in Parliament to continue with the national agenda and "complete unfinished business".

AGRICULTURE :
Japan extends $5.1 million Agricultural Grant to MOFA
Tuesday, May 17 2011

The Japanese Government has extended agricultural machinery worth 5.1 million dollars to Ghana under the grant assistance for underprivileged farmers to increase food production.

AGONA EAST :
Nsaba Traditional Council gets new Paramount Chief
Tuesday, May 17 2011

Mr John Kwabena Kyereboa, an administrator of the Assin Fosu College of Education has been installed as the new Paramount Chief of Agona Nsaba Traditional Area under the stool name Okatakyie Aseidu Boabea II.

DANGME EAST :
€68m loan for Ada Sea Defence Project
Tuesday, May 17 2011

Government has secured a 68 million Euro loan for the Ada coastal protection project.

ECONOMY :
Government to continue hedging petroleum products
Tuesday, May 17 2011

Government has decided to continue the hedging policy of crude oil when the current deal expires in July.

ELLEMBELE :
Mills assures Ivorian refugees of adequate security
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The President, John Evans Atta Mills has assured Ivorian refugees in the Ampain camp in the Ellembele district of the Western Region, of government’s commitment to make their stay in the country comfortable.

SEKONDI TAKORADI :
Government secures funding for Western Rail Lines
Wednesday, May 18 2011

President Mills has disclosed that government has secured funding from China to begin the reconstruction of a comprehensive Western Rail lines to enhance traveling and movement of goods.

STMA:
BOPP declares GH¢1.87 million dividend to shareholders.
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) Limited has declared a total dividend of GH¢1.87 million following a profit after tax of GH¢2.67 million posted in 2010.

OFFINSO NORTH:
NPP members urged to maintain a solid front .
Wednesday, May 18 2011

Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Constituency Chairman for Kwabre West, has called for a total team work and unity in the party as it prepares for next year’s general elections.

AGRICULTURE :
Cocoa production to hit 1 million tonne mark by 2012
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The Ghana Cocoa Board says it is very confident it will achieve its one million tonne production target for 2012.

STMA:
President ask Ghanaians to tolerate opposing views.
Wednesday, May 18 2011

 President John Evans Atta Mills, on Tuesday called on Ghanaians to tolerate opposing views for the sake of unity and development of the country.

MPOHOR WASSA EAST:
District Assembly builds court and accommodation for magistrate.
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly has built a magistrate court and residential accommodation for the district magistrate at a cost of GHC150, 000.

PRESTEA-HUNI VALLEY:
Golden Star Bogoso Prestea honours its long serving workers.
Wednesday, May 18 2011


Golden Star Bogoso Prestea Limited (GSBPL) has awarded 135 of its long service employees at Bogoso.

KMA:
Painter remanded for theft..
Wednesday, May 18 2011

A Kumasi Circuit Court presided over by Mr Justice Emmanuel Amo-Yartey has remanded a 46-year-old painter for stealing GH¢17,252.00 belonging to a trader.

TECHIMAN :
Techiman murder suspects remanded
Wednesday, May 18 2011

Three persons who allegedly beheaded a 12 year-old boy at Techiman for ritual purposes to become rich have appeared before a circuit court in Sunyani.

KMA;
Ex-convict jailed for 10yrs for stealing.
Wednesday, May 18 2011

A 30-year-old ex-convict, who broke into a room and made away with a number of items, has sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour.

GA EAST :
University of Ghana suspends Mature Students Entrance Examination
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The University of Ghana on Tuesday said it had suspended, until further notice the conduct of any entrance examination for the admission of “mature students”.

AMA:
Okudzeto Ablakwa to sue over “wicked fabrication”
Wednesday, May 18 2011

Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Information, on Monday categorically denied that he has purchased a house in the US.

SOCIAL :
Chamber of Mines calls off press briefing
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The Ghana Chamber of Mines has called off its proposed press briefing on "local content" which was scheduled for the latter part of this month May 2011.

SPORTS :
Sports Minister moves to lift IOC ban on Ghana
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Clement Kofi Humado has made giant strides towards the lifting of the ban on Ghana by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) suspension with a presentation to the world body.

HEALTH :
Cholera outbreak declines
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The recent outbreak of cholera, which hit four regions in the country, claiming about 94 lives, has subsided with Greater Accra Region still being an active site for few recorded cases

BOLGATANGA :
Rainstorm causes havoc
Wednesday, May 18 2011

A heavy rainstorm has engulfed the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region damaging properties running into millions of Ghana cedis.

AGRICULTURE :
Ghana to take delivery of 125 tractors
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture is to take delivery of a fleet of 125 tractors as part of a national programme to support the development of small farm agriculture.

AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Seamstress produces trees for electrification projects
Wednesday, May 18 2011

A seamstress, who has combined her  profession with tree planting at Ayibontey near Nsawam in the Eastern Region, has produced trees needed for rural electrification projects.

HEALTH :
30 vehicles release for fight against malaria
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has presented 28 Toyota Hilux vehicles and two Mitsubishi Station Wagons to a number of organisations implementing malaria control activities.

CRIME :
Jailed Exopa boss’assets to be seized and sold
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The Narcotic Control Board (NACOB0, says it is in the process of confiscating the property of convicted fashion Icon, Ibrahim Sima.

AGRICULTURE :
Brazil to assist Ghana to produce tractors
Wednesday, May 18 2011

The Food and Agriculture Ministry is discussing the possibility of sourcing a $95 Million loan form Brazil to procure tractors and machines for farmers in the rural areas.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
Community leaders urged to promote education
Wednesday, May 18 2011

Mr. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, Nkoranza South District Chief Executive (DCE), has urged community and religious leaders in the area to ensure that all local children of school-going age are enrolled

NKORANZA NORTH :
Politicization of assembly concept affecting development
Wednesday, May 18 2011

A retired civil servant has observed that politicization of the District Assembly concept has defeated its objective and is affecting community development.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
President Mills inspects projects in the W/R
Thursday, May 19 2011

President Mills has urged the youth to take their academic work seriousely since that is the only sure way to make them better leaders for the country and their respective communities in the future

POLITICS :
Ghanaians targeted in Ivory Coast
Thursday, May 19 2011

The Government of Ghana has directed its mission in Ivory Coast to alert Ghanaians living there to be cautious with their pronouncements to avoid any attack from pro-Ouattara supporters.

CRIME :
Ghana ready to partner U.S to fight narcotics - Vice President
Thursday, May 19 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced government’s willingness to partner the United States of America to fight against the menace of narcotic drugs in the West African sub-region.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Driver jailed 10 years for defilement.
Thursday, May 19 2011


 A 26-year-old driver, Nelson Abokye of Huniso near Bogoso has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by the Tarkwa circuit court for defiling a 13-year-old girl.
   

WA EAST :
Tullow to increase its expenditure on education
Thursday, May 19 2011

Tullow Oil Ghana Limited is to spend 80 per cent of its funds earmarked for the development of communities on education, Dr Anthony Aubynn, Director of Corporate Affairs of Tullow Ghana Limited has announced.

KMA:
Painter remanded for GH¢ 17,252.00 theft.
Thursday, May 19 2011

A Kumasi Circuit Court presided over by Mr Justice Emmanuel Amo-Yartey has remanded into prison custody a 46-year-old painter for the theft of GH¢ 17,252.00, belonging to a trader.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Employee jailed two years for stealing.
Thursday, May 19 2011

A Tarkwa circuit court has sentenced Jaspper Amegboe, a 43-year-old employee of Samora Guest House at Tamso, to two years in jail in hard labour for stealing 908 Ghana cedis.
   

ABURA/ASEBU :
Chiefs support education in Abura Traditional Council
Thursday, May 19 2011

77 chiefs in the Abura Traditional Council in the Central Region have resolved to contribute GHC 100 each as seed money to establish an educational endowment fund for the youth in the Traditional area.

STMA:
Trader, 34 sentenced for goat theft.
Thursday, May 19 2011

A 34-year-old trader, Yaw Adjie was on Tuesday slapped with an eight month prison term for stealing two nanny goats at Ntankoful.

GA WEST :
Six thousand dual desks for schools
Thursday, May 19 2011

A number of schools in the Ga West Municipality will soon breathe a sigh of relief as plans are far afoot to provide them with dual desks.

SUNYANI WEST :
Too many patients for a few urologists at Sunyani Regional Hospital
Thursday, May 19 2011

Dr. Alexander Kofi Egote, a urologist has said the lack of critical facilities and other challenges has made it difficult for the urology department of the regional hospital in Sunyani to cope with the increasing number of patients.

AGRICULTURE :
Ghana to increase cocoa production
Thursday, May 19 2011

The Chief Executive of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Mr Anthony Fofie has said the country is committed to increasing the production of cocoa to one million metric tonnes this year.

SUNYANI :
Unfounded fear causes pandemonium at Sunyani Bosoma Market
Thursday, May 19 2011

Wheelbarrow and truck pushers at Nana Bosoma Market in Sunyani are on the ran  for their dear lives after word went round that soldiers had come to the market to avenge an alleged vandalism perpetuated by one of them.

SOCIAL :
Association of Magistrates and Judges calls for probe into allegations
Thursday, May 19 2011

The National Executive Council of the Association of Magistrates and Judges of Ghana (AMJG) has formally complained to the General Legal Council, the regulatory authority for the legal profession in Ghana.

KMA:
Artisans Desert Suame Magazine.
Thursday, May 19 2011

The Suame magazine an industrial, commercial and artisanal cite in Kumasi seem to be losing its apprentice to other vocation following a drop in the patronage of their products and lack of respect from the society.

TRANSPORTATION :
Re-inspection and testing of vehicles begins on June 1
Thursday, May 19 2011

The Minster of Transportation, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has announced that all private and commercial vehicles would be re-inspected and tested for their road worthiness from June 1, this year.

AGONA EAST:
Agona East Municipality to get new ambulance
Thursday, May 19 2011

The Agona East District Assembly will have a new ambulance by the end of this year to facilitate the delivery of quality health care in the area, a dream the Assembly is very much committed to realizing.

OFFINSO MUNICIPAL:
All should join in the fight against corruption.
Thursday, May 19 2011

The Offinso Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent of Police Charles Botwe, has appealed to all Ghanaians to join in the fight to check corruption in the society.

BAWKU :
Power cut ruining life in two communities near Bawku
Thursday, May 19 2011

Women of Bazua and Binduri in the Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region, for the past four weeks cannot mill millet, maize and rice locally due to a cut in electricity supply.

HO MUNICIPAL:
Government urged to facilitate opportunities for self-employment.
Thursday, May 19 2011

Mr Gabriel Kploanyi, the Volta Regional Director of Education, has appealed to the government to provide the enabling "legal and socio-economic environment" to ensure that polytechnic graduates become self-employed.     

AMA :
AMA urged to re-allocate Odornaa empty stalls to members
Thursday, May 19 2011

Novotel Market Traders Association at Odornaa, has appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to re-allocate deserted stalls at the Odornaa Market at Nkrumah Circle in Accra, to members.

HO MUNICIPAL:
VR NADMO to help bring lasting peace to Tsito-Peki.
Thursday, May 19 2011

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) is liaising with the Tsito/Peki Peace Building Committee to collate data on victims of their bitter land dispute in a move to restore harmony which was fractured some thirty years ago.

EJISU-JUABEN MUNICIPAL:
Ejisu-Juaben Assembly ends deadlock over PM.
Thursday, May 19 2011

 
The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly has finally elected its Presiding Member (PM) ending the more than two months stalemate.
 

DORMAA EAST :
Aboabo Number Four organises durbar for Regional Minister
Thursday, May 19 2011

Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has given the assurance that a new school block would be built for the Presbyterian Primary School at Aboabo Number Four, in the Dormaa Municipality.

TAIN :
MP calls for administrative continuity in governance
Thursday, May 19 2011

Mr Ahmed Ibrahim, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tain in Brong-Ahafo Region, has underscored the need for administrative continuity in governance for accelerated national development.

ENERGY :
Ghana’s proceeds from oil in good hands- Gov’t
Thursday, May 19 2011

Government through the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), and a member of the Jubilee partners, Tullow Oil Ghana Limited, say proceeds from the Jubilee Oil Fields is safe despite concerns that monitoring systems on the Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO Kwame Nkrumah) are defective.

TECHIMAN:
E.C. Holds Review Meeting With Female Assembly Contestants.
Thursday, May 19 2011

The Brong Ahafo regional office of the Electoral Commission of Ghana has held a day’s review meeting with female assembly contestants in the last district Assembly elections in Techiman.

SOCIAL :
712 deaths recorded in road crashes first quarter of 2011
Friday, May 20 2011

The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service has so far recorded 712 deaths from road crashes within the first quarter of 2011 as against 488 deaths within the same period in 2010 nation-wide.

HOHOE:
Policy to assist SMEs to be launched.
Friday, May 20 2011

Mr Dawarnoba Baeka, the Acting Deputy Executive Director, National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), has said the soon to be launched national policy on industry would provide the leverage for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to expand effectively.

POLITICS :
"Mills Promised me an Appointment" Spio
Friday, May 20 2011

Dr Spio Garbrah, a former vice chairperson of the ruling NDC and a flag bearer hopeful of the party has alleged that though President Mills promised to give him a ministerial appointment after his inauguration, he (Mills)was coerced to abondon him later. 

ENERGY :
Let’s find ways of employing graduates into the oil and gas industry - PSC Chairman
Friday, May 20 2011

The Chairman of the Public Services Commission (PSC), Mrs Bridget Katsriku, called for a national debate on how to unleash young potentials to take over the effective and efficient management of the oil and gas industry.

ATWIMA MPONUA:
Swollen shoot disease devastates cocoa farms in Atwima-Mponua.
Friday, May 20 2011

Large cocoa farms at Bayerebon Number Five in the Atwima-Mponua District had been attacked by the swollen shoot disease, threatening the area’s cocoa production. Already 59,000 affected trees had been cut down.

KMA:
NHIA selects 27 Ashanti districts for pilot programme.
Friday, May 20 2011

Twenty-seven districts in the Ashanti Region have been selected by the National Health Insurance Authority to pilot the “capitation programme”, which takes-off in July this year.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
New Tarkwa Hospital has no electricity.
Friday, May 20 2011

The new Tarkwa Nsueam Municipal Hospital does not have electricity and the only access road to the Hospital has still not been constructed.

SOCIAL :
New hikes in government business take effect
Friday, May 20 2011

Members of the public who visit government institutions from Friday 20 May, 2011, to transact business will be required to pay extra for goods and services.

STMA:
Retain active health professionals-Deputy Minister.
Friday, May 20 2011

Mr Rojo Mettle-Nunoo, Deputy Minister of Health has called on the Ghana Health Service to consider retaining active personnel who have reached the retiring age to complement quality health care delivery in the country.

SOCIAL :
Family of Washington resident to contact Foreign Ministry
Friday, May 20 2011

The family of Mr Samuel Frimpong of Washington has been requested to contact the Legal and Consular Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Integration for an important message.

HOHOE:
104 million women have unmet modern contraceptive needs.
Friday, May 20 2011


A total of 104 million women in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Central Asia and Southeast Asia have unmet needs for modern contraceptive due to method-related reasons.

HO:
Ho Poly students on breast fondling spree.
Friday, May 20 2011


Scores of students of Ho Polytechnic on Monday stormed the campus of Ho Nurses Training College and reportedly indecently assaulted some female students.

WA WEST :
Northerners should embrace peace and harmony-NGO
Friday, May 20 2011

The Northern Youth, Peace and Development, a non-governmental organisation, has advised northern Ghanaians to turn away from conflicts and create a peaceful environment to attract investment and
development.

KMA:
TEWU to resolve outstanding issues of SSSS migration.
Friday, May 20 2011

The leadership of the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) is working to resolve outstanding issues following teachers migration onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS), Deputy General Secretary of the Union, Mr Muhammadu Seidu Bogobiri, has assured.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Illegal gold miner jailed for defilement.
Friday, May 20 2011

An illegal gold miner, Kwabena Obeng, 39, has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment in hard labour for defiling an eight- year-old girl by the Tarkwa circuit court.

HOHOE:
Stripping Ex-Convict Jailed.
Friday, May 20 2011

Bright Future Adeadeh, an ex-convict, who stripped himself naked at the Hohoe Magistrate Court recently has been convicted to a four-year jail term for stealing.

DORMAA :
Electricity for the people of Agyemankrom
Friday, May 20 2011

For seeing the dream of  illuminating their streets and homes become a reality, the chiefs and people of Agyemankrom in Dormaa Municipality thronged the historic commissioning of a one–phase electricity project in the town.

TMA :
Housing policy to provide decent and affordable housing – Bagbin
Friday, May 20 2011

The housing policy would provide adequate, safe, decent and affordable housing, accessible and sustainable with infrastructural facilities.

POLITICS :
Speaker briefly walks out of parliament
Friday, May 20 2011

Speaker of Paliament Her Lordship, Adeline Bamford Addo has angrily walked out of Paliament for comments she considered provocative from the majority side in parliament.

BOLGATANGA :
Too much barriers on Tema/Paga road
Friday, May 20 2011

Ghana and Burkina Faso have been identified as countries with the highest number of customs barriers and police check points on their roads.

POLITICS :
Kufuor blames leaders for unrest
Friday, May 20 2011

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has laid the blame for political unrest and instability at the doorstep of leaders who subverted their countries’ constitutions to extend their stay in office.

BUSINESS :
Bags of rice burnt - after seizure by FDB
Friday, May 20 2011

Eleven thousand and eighty bags of unwholesome rice, which were about to be cleared at the Tema Port for public consumption, have been intercepted and destroyed by the Export and Imports Control Unit of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB).

ENERGY :
TOR rejects claims it can’t refine crude oil
Friday, May 20 2011

The Tema Oil Refinery has once again rejected claims that it is in no position to refine crude oil from the Jubilee Field.

TAMALE:
14, 000 people in northern Ghana to benefit from climate change adaptation programme.
Friday, May 20 2011

About 14, 000 people from selected communities in the Northern and Upper East Regions are to benefit from a climate change programme called Adaptation Programme for Africa (ALP).

STMA :
Robbers hijack truckload of cocoa
Friday, May 20 2011

With the current price of cocoa on the world market being high, armed men have turned to robbing truckloads of cocoa being transported to warehouses in Takoradi for shipment.

ASSIN SOUTH :
Museums preserve and conserve cultural heritage- Ivor
Friday, May 20 2011

The Central and Western Regional Director of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB),  Nicholas Ivor, has said museums are not for beautification purposes only but also to preserve and conserve a nation’s cultural heritage.

SOUTH DAYI:
‘Wee’ business thriving in V/Region.
Friday, May 20 2011

The Volta Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr. Alex Bedie, has assured the people in the region of dealing swiftly with drug dealers, and called on them to cooperate with the police by giving information that would lead to their arrest.

AMA :
Arms and Ammunition found at Akweteman
Saturday, May 21 2011

Government has confirmed that the Security Agencies are investigating the discovery of relatively small quantities of stripped and corroded parts of arms and ammunition.

GA EAST :
Committee set up to investigate the recent Madina riots
Saturday, May 21 2011

The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (GARSC), has set up a five-member committee to investigate the communal violence at Madina Faith Baptist Church School at an Accra suburb last Tuesday.

JUABOSO :
Unity is essential for development – President Mills
Saturday, May 21 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has called on Ghanaians to bury their differences and unite to enable development to take place unhindered.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t declares May 25 a public holiday
Saturday, May 21 2011

Ministry of the Interior on Friday reminded the general public that Wednesday, May 25, which marks African Union (AU) Day is a Statutory Public Holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country.

CAPE COAST :
President Mills approves establishment of Anomabo Fisheries College
Saturday, May 21 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has given approval for the establishment of an Implementation Committee for the Anomabo Fisheries College, which would be a satellite campus of the University of Cape Coast (UCC).

YENDI :
Rainstorm causes havoc at Yendi
Saturday, May 21 2011

A rainstorm that hit Yendi and parts of the Northern Region and destroyed several houses, kiosks, and Volta River Authority (VRA) transformers.

POLITICS :
President Mills to attend Ouattara’s investiture today
Saturday, May 21 2011

President Mills is to join other heads of state to grace the inauguration of President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast today.

KUMASI :
K.M.A Boss under attack
Monday, May 23 2011

The Mayor of Kumasi, Samuel Sarpong, says there was a robbery attempt at his official residence during the week-end

PREASTEA-HUNI VALLEY:
Fiaseman rural bank continues to excel.
Monday, May 23 2011

The Fiaseman Rural Bank made a profit before tax of GH¢672,823.78 compared to GH¢331,593.28 in 2009, representing a growth of 103 per cent.

SOCIAL :
"2012 elections will be a crucial test for Ghana’s democracy" Ban Ki-Moon
Monday, May 23 2011

The UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon has observed that Ghana’s  2012 Presidential elections will be a crucial test for the country’s democracy.

UPPER DANKYIRA EAST:
Tension mounts between Presbyterian Church and Upper Denkyira Assembly.
Monday, May 23 2011

The leadership of the Dunkwa-on-Offin District of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has cautioned the Upper Denkyira East Municipal Assembly to stop with immediate effect the encroachment of its land.

TAMALE :
Agric Extension Agents get training on Climate Change Mitigation
Monday, May 23 2011

Agriculture Extension Agents from 18 districts in the Northern Region have received training on the Climate Change Mitigation programme, called “Food for Life” (F4L).   

NATIONAL:
Odemwingie beats Gyan to EPL African Player of the Year.
Monday, May 23 2011


Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie has beaten Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan to the English Premier League African Player of the season 2010/2011.

ASHAIMAN :
ASHMA records more NHIS clients
Monday, May 23 2011

The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) in 2010 registered 37,484 clients of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2010 as against 27,545 in 2009, thus qualifying the Assembly to run its own NHIS Secretariat.    

TAMALE:
Maiden induction of Physicians Assistants to Medical and Dental Council.
Monday, May 23 2011


The Ghana Medical and Dental Council has inducted the first batch of 235 Physicians Assistants into the Medical and Dental Council as full members to among others ease the frustrations they go through.

BAWKU WEST :
NYEP Teaching Assistants in Bawku demand payment
Monday, May 23 2011

The Bawku National Youth Employment Teaching Assistants have called on the Municipal Assembly to speed up the process of paying them their salaries.

KMA:
Nurses urged to show empathy for the sick.
Monday, May 23 2011

Miss Dzibodi Kpikpitse, Head of Department of School of Nursing, Garden City University College (GCUC), has urged nurses to show empathy for the sick to aid their speedy recovery.

JIRAPA :
Azumah Resources, Australian High Commission support women in UWR
Monday, May 23 2011

Azumah Resources Limited, a gold exploration company operating in the Upper West Region, is implementing a project to train and provide skills for women farmers in ‘Permaculture’ to enhance their livelihoods.  

GA WEST :
60 boreholes provided to communities
Monday, May 23 2011

There is high hope of improved potable water supply in the Ga West Municipality with the completion of expansion works on the Nsawam Water Pumping Station in the Akwapim South Municipality.

BAWKU :
Community Cooperative Unions in Bawku to be empowered
Monday, May 23 2011

Community Cooperative Unions in the Bawku municipality are to receive support from the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), National Board for Small Scale Industries and the Human Security Project, to promote small scale businesses in the area.

TAMALE:
Agric Extension Agents get training on Climate Change Mitigation.
Monday, May 23 2011

Agriculture Extension Agents from 18 districts in the Northern Region have received training on the Climate Change Mitigation programme, called "Food for Life" (F4L).

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Farmer jailed for two years for harming wife.
Monday, May 23 2011

A farmer, Kwame Ackah, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment in hard labour by a Tarkwa Circuit court for intentionally and unlawfully causing harm to his wife, Afua Twumwaa.

EDUCATION :
GES must create conducive environment for education
Monday, May 23 2011

The Head of the Lincoln Community School, Dr. Dennis Larkin, has urged the Ghana Education Service (GES) to create an enabling for environment for studies in their schools.

TARKWA NSUEAEM:
Driver faces prosecution for dangerous driving.
Monday, May 23 2011

A Tarkwa Circuit Court has granted bail in the sum of GH¢10,000 to a driver, Adam Yakubu, for dangerous driving, which led to the death of another driver and injury to two passengers.

SUNYANI :
Let’s use part of oil revenue to develop our culture-Waksman
Monday, May 23 2011

Azaanab Waksman, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director, Centre for National Culture (CNC), has  appealed to the government to set aside at least five percent of the oil revenue to develop the country’s culture.

BEKWAI:
MP, Pastor donate to rainstorm victims at Abodom-Edwenase.
Monday, May 23 2011

Two prominent personalities have donated a total of 22 packets of roofing sheets worth GH¢3,600 to support the Abodom-Edwenase community in the Bekwai Municipality, following a severe windstorm that hit the town recently.

TAIN :
Bui Authority resettles affected communities
Monday, May 23 2011

The Bui Power Authority (BPA) has spent 11 million dollars on the resettlement of communities affected by the on-going construction of the 400 megawatts Bui Dam near Banda-Ahenkro in the Tain District of the Brong-Ahafo.

SOCIAL :
Persons with intellectual disability deserve human right treatment- Proprietress
Monday, May 23 2011

The Proprietress of New Horizon Special School, Salome Francois has called on the society to ensure that people with intellectual disability have the full range of human rights in civil, social, economic and cultural activities.

ELLEMBELLE :
Food, water shortage hits refugee camp
Monday, May 23 2011

The managers of the Ampain refugee camp in the Ellembele district of the Western Region say they are in dire need of food and water to feed the over 6,000 refugees

JOMORO:
Former Jomoro DCE, mother laid to rest.
Monday, May 23 2011

Burial took place at the Nawuley public cemetery on Friday of the late Mr Ernest Ellia Beyelah, former District Chief Executive (DCE) of Jomoro and his mother, Madam Cecelia Nerme Mokua.

GOMOA WEST :
Ghana is the best destination for business in West Africa- Ablakwa
Monday, May 23 2011

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwah, Deputy Minister of Information has said the latest World Bank report indicates that Ghana is the best country to transact business in the West Africa sub-region.

ECONOMY :
We’ll keep within budget - Finance Minister assures
Monday, May 23 2011

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, has stated that the government will not over-spend its budget to plunge the economy back into difficulty.

AKUAPEM NORTH :
Assembly Member appeals for electricity extension
Monday, May 23 2011

The Assembly Member for the Asamang/Nyamebekyere Electoral area in the Akuapem North District, Albert Atta Heneku has appealed for electricity extension to communities under the electoral area.

CRIME :
707 foreign nationals serving jail in Ghana
Monday, May 23 2011

Seven hundred and seven foreigners, mainly Nigerians, are serving various sentences in Ghana’s prisons.

BUSINESS :
"Punish Rice Smugglers" - Finatrade
Monday, May 23 2011

The Corporate Affairs Director of the Finatrade Group of Companies, John Awuni, has commended the Food and Drugs Board (FDB), the Ghana Police Service and Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for discovering secret rice warehouses and arresting the smugglers.

GOMOA WEST :
HIV and AIDS, teenage pregnancy education held at Mumford
Monday, May 23 2011

The need for parents to set examples worth emulation by children has been emphasized by Mrs Augusta Akyaa Sarpong, Gomoa West District Director of Education.

NATIONAL:
Mills masterminded Ouattara investiture - Report.
Monday, May 23 2011

It has emerged that President John Evans Atta Mills is the man who masterminded the return of Paul Yao N’Dre, the head of the Constitutional Council of Ivory Coast to his country to make way for last weekend’s investiture of President Alassane Ouattara.

TAMALE:
NDC youth attack Tamale Mayor’s office.
Monday, May 23 2011

A group calling itself NDC Action Youth has attacked the offices of the Mayor of Tamale, Alhaji Abdulai Haruna Friday and destroyed office equipment worth thousands of Ghana cedis.

KETU SOUTH :
Education is the right of every child-DCE
Monday, May 23 2011

"It is the right of every child and young person to have access to quality education not only to be able to earn a living but also because only a nation of educated, skilled, well-informed and morally sound people can build a just and prosperous society".

AKUAPEM NORTH :
Assembly Member secures land for dev’t projects
Monday, May 23 2011

As an important step towards ensuring accelerated development, Albert Atta Heneku, Assembly Member for Asamang/Nyamebekyere has disclosed that plots of land have been acquired in readiness for a number of projects to take off.

GOMOA EAST :
Afranse Unit Committee, Town Council inaugurated
Monday, May 23 2011

Afranse Unit Committee has been inaugurated with a call on members to rekindle the weakening communal spirit in the community.

TAMALE:
NDC youth besiege Tamale Mayor’s office.
Monday, May 23 2011

A group calling itself NDC Action Youth has attacked the offices of the Mayor of Tamale, Alhaji Abdulai Haruna Friday and destroyed office equipment worth thousands of Ghana cedis.

AKUAPEM NORTH :
Asi Nkwanta calls for infrastructure improvement
Tuesday, May 24 2011

The Nkwanta Electoral area in the Akuapem North District in the Eastern Region has called for urgent attention in improving social and economic infrastructure in the area.

AKUAPEM NORTH :
Assemblyman calls for assistance for farmers
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Christian Ahorsu, the assemblyman for the Asi Nkwanta Electoral area has appealed for assistance to farmers to help them improve on their farming outputs.

POLITICS :
"Mills believes in quite diplomacy" - Koku Anyidoho
Tuesday, May 24 2011

The Director of Communications at the Presidency  Koku Anyidoho has fiercely contested claims by a section of the media and the opposition that the role played by President Mills in bringing peace to Ivory Coast was concocted to soar up the international image of the President.

SOCIAL :
ECOWAS to introduce regional research policy
Tuesday, May 24 2011

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has organised a two-day validation workshop to adopt a way forward on the formulation process of ECOWAS Regional Research Policy.

KMA:
Togbe Fugah says Rawlings’ criticism good for nation.
Tuesday, May 24 2011

The recent criticism of the Mills Administration by former President Jerry John Rawlings is good for the nation as it would help the government live up to expectation in its development agenda, Togbe Mawufeame Fugah, Head of the Ewe Community in Ashanti Region, has said.

AWUTU-SENYA :
Awutu Senya Disaster Management Committee inaugurated
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Dr Adams Nuhu, Awutu Senya District Chief Executive (DCE), has called for concerted efforts to mitigate the effect of natural and man-made disasters in the District.

HO:
A legal analyst to contest South Dayi seat on NDC ticket.
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Mr Rockson Deafeamekpor, 34, a legal analyst, has declared his intention to contest the South Dayi parliamentary seat on the ticket of the National Democrat Congress (NDC).

BAWKU :
Puanab Binduri is queen mother of Binduri
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Puanab Amalug, the 55-year old newly installed queen mother of the Binduri Traditional area, has said  women could only progress in their lives if they remained united and focused on a common purpose.

HO:
Unit Committee members call for respect and co-operation.
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Mr Francis Segbefia, Assemblyman for Adaklu-Waya, has appealed to the public to recognize and respect the work and office of Unit Committee members.

BOLGATANGA :
Sherigu urges govt not to demolish Regional Hospital
Tuesday, May 24 2011

The Chiefs and People of the Sherigu Traditional Area, Upper East Region, has appealed to the Government not to demolish the structure of the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital for the reconstruction of an ultra modern hospital.

OBUASI :
Unit Committees urged to assist in revenue collection.
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Thirty-eight unit committees in the Obuasi Municipality have jointly been inaugurated with a call on the members to assist the assembly to generate more revenue for development.
 

NKORANZA SOUTH :
Unemployment, family pressure contribute to irregular migration
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Dr Mariama Awumbila, Head of Center for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, has identified lack of employment opportunities and family pressure as major contributory factors to irregular migration among Ghanaian youth.

AMA:
CPP youth group advocates for Professor Delle as National Chairman.
Tuesday, May 24 2011

A new Convention Peoples Party (CPP) Youth Group, Volunteers for Professor Edmund Delle, has been formed to campaign for him to contest the party’s Chairmanship. 

AMA:
Ghana to build mathematics centre.
Tuesday, May 24 2011

President John Atta Mills has committed 1.5 million US dollars to the building of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS-Ghana), a pan-African centre of excellence in the mathematical sciences at Saltpond.

AMA:
Patients urged to set the agenda on non-communicable diseases.
Tuesday, May 24 2011

A group of patient advocates have called for a stronger role in setting the agenda in the design and delivery of strategies to prevent and manage non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and chronic diseases more broadly.

TALENSI-NABDAM :
Government to bridge educational gap between north and south
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Charles Tsegah, Deputy Director General of Education, has emphasized that government is doing everything possible to bridge the educational gap between the three northern regions and the southern sector.

AMA:
Minority in Parliament ask for full details of monies meant for NYEP.
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Mr Seth Terkpeh, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning said at the weekend that an amount of GH¢114,983,826.00 was realised from the Communication Service Tax, which became operational in June 2008 to December 2009.

TALENSI-NABDAM :
Talensi-Nabdam NCCE schools new assembly members
Tuesday, May 24 2011

The Talensi-Nabdam office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has schooled 96 newly elected assembly and unit committee members about their roles and responsibilities.

AMA:
Stop cheating in the name of the Bible.
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Monsignor Raphael Owusu Peprah, the Rector of the Saint Peters Basilica, has appealed to appealed to his colleague members of the clergy not to take advantage of their flock and extort money from them.

SUNYANI :
Applicants complain of inadequate registration officials
Tuesday, May 24 2011

People processing their application forms for the issuance of the national identification cards in some parts of the Sunyani municipality have expressed worry about inadequate registration officers, making the exercise slow.

CAPE COAST :
Cape Coast School for the Deaf students receive HIV counselling, testing
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Students of Cape Coast School for the Deaf, CAPE DEAF, have benefited from an HIV education, Counselling and Testing outreach programme organised by Hope for Future Generation (HFFG).

AMA:
National Queen-mothers Conference on Governance ends.
Tuesday, May 24 2011


Queen-mothers have appealed to the Government for support in capacity building to keep them abreast with modern technologies, to enable them to play their roles in the country’s socio-economic development.

AMA:
Finatrade calls on government to punish rice smugglers.
Tuesday, May 24 2011


Mr John Awuni, Corporate Affairs Director of the Finatrade Group of Companies, on Monday commended the Food and Drugs Board (FDB), the Ghana Police Service and Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) for discovering secret rice warehouses and arresting the smugglers.

CAPE COAST :
C/R NPP says proposed Cape Coast stadium was awarded on contract
Tuesday, May 24 2011

The Central Region Secretariat of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has debunked claim by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government that the proposed Cape Coast stadium project has not been awarded on contract.

MPOHOR/WASSA EAST :
Work with elected unit committee members – DCE tells assembly members
Tuesday, May 24 2011

Anthony Bassaw, District Chief Executive of the Mpohor Wassa East, has criticised assembly members who appoint their own team of Unit Committee members to work with instead of the elected members.

SECURITY:
Security Probe Cache Of Arms.
Tuesday, May 24 2011

The Government of Ghana has tasked the various security agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the circumstances under which a cache of arms was found buried at Akweteyman, a suburb of Accra.

BIRIM NORTH:
Headteacher dies of snakebite.
Tuesday, May 24 2011

The headteacher of Adadekrom Local Authority Primary School in the Birim North District, Mr Frederick Mireku, died last Friday when he was bitten by a snake behind his house at Mpintimpi.

SOCIAL :
Anna quits as acting CHRAJ boss
Tuesday, May 24 2011

News just in says the Acting Commissioner for the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Anna Bossman has this afternoon resigned from her position.

SOCIAL :
Chief Justice Invites Chris Ackumey Over GHS500 bribery Allegation
Wednesday, May 25 2011

The Chief Justice, Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood, has directed the invitation of lawyer Chris Ackumey to substantiate his claim that a judge he knows took a bribe of GHS500 in 2008.

SOCIAL :
African leaders urged to show more commitment towards AU
Wednesday, May 25 2011

Leaders on the continent of African have been urged to envision a strong, united and economically vibrant economies since that is the only sure way the union of the continent will be meaningful and worth joining

EDUCATION :
Non-compliant institutions risk losing recognition
Wednesday, May 25 2011

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has warned that the National Accreditation Board (NAB) will withdraw its accreditation and recognition for any university in the country which fails to comply with its directive on admissions.

NKORANZA NORTH :
Veep inspects butternut squash farm
Wednesday, May 25 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, on has reiterated Government’s commitment to promoting mechanized farming to increase food production on relatively small-size land.

BOLGATANGA :
Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive endorsed
Wednesday, May 25 2011

The President’s nominee as Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive (MCE),  Edward Ayiriba Ayagle, 61, has been endorsed by the Assembly.

WA WEST :
NAGRAT declares strike in support of incarcerated member
Wednesday, May 25 2011

The Upper West branch of the National Association of Graduate Teachers has declared a two-week strike action.

GA WEST :
MCE orders building contractor to stop work immediately
Wednesday, May 25 2011

Nii Armah Tackie, Ga West Municipal Chief Executive has ordered the immediate discontinuation of a building construction work at South Ofankor.

GA WEST :
Ofankor town roads get facelift
Wednesday, May 25 2011

Frank Agbenator, Deputy Director of Urban Roads has called on residents in the Ofankor Township to be vigilant on construction projects in the municipality to avoid theft of construction materials including cements, iron rods, chippings among other.

SOCIAL :
VEEP leaves for AU Summit in Addis Ababa
Wednesday, May 25 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, is leading Ghana’s delegation to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend an extraordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union.

ASSIN NORTH :
RHD exceeds polio immunisation target
Wednesday, May 25 2011

The Central Regional Health Directorate exceeded its target during the second round of the National Polio Immunisation exercise.

YENDI :
Dev’t partners supporting Ghana’s malaria control commended
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Yendi Municipal Director of Heath Service, Mrs. Denisia Agong Kara, has commended development partners collaborating with the Ghana Health Service in the control of malaria nation wide.  

AHANTA WEST :
GNPC lifts 2nd cargo of Jubilee Crude Oil
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation has for the second time lifted a total of 994,691 barrels of Jubilee crude oil from the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah

ACCRA :
Prevailing peace in Ghana is through divine intervention - Agbozo
Thursday, May 26 2011

Brother Enoch I.A. Agbozo, Leader of Ghana Evangelical Society, said the prevailing peace in Ghana that would permeate through the entire African Continent was through divine intervention.  

GA WEST :
Ofankor-Kwashieman road tarred
Thursday, May 26 2011

Residents at Ofankor have express delight at the tarring of Ofankor-Kwashieman road in the Ga West Municipality.

AFIGYA-KWABRE:
Government would do more to improve life in rural areas.
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Afigya-Kwabre District Chief Executive, Mr Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku Kaakyire, has pledged the resolve of the Mills Administration to transform the lives of Ghanaians, particularly those in rural communities.

POLITICS :
NDC will come out of congress united – Odododiodioo Executives
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Executives of the Odododiodioo Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have expressed the hope that the outcome of the party’s congress scheduled for July 8th to 10th this year, will be a strong and united front with results acceptable to all. 

KMA:
Tullow Ghana pledges support for National Archives.
Thursday, May 26 2011


Tullow Ghana Limited has pledged to support the modernization of the National Archives to help preserve the country’s heritage.

STMA:
Ghana gets Euro 11,076,250 from export of wood products.
Thursday, May 26 2011

Ghana realized Euro 11,076,250 from the export of 33,330 cubic metres of wood products in March 2011.
    

GUSHEGU:
Gushegu embarks on infrastructural development.
Thursday, May 26 2011


The Gushegu District Assembly has undertaken over 71 projects in the areas of education, health, roads.

STMA:
Passion for used clothing hurting Ghana badly.
Thursday, May 26 2011

The incessant crave for imported second clothing, coupled with the yearn for anything foreign, is collapsing the local textiles industry, Mr Foli Kuma, Western Regional Director of the Ministry of Trade and Industry has said.
 

EDUCATION :
Ghana and Mali initiate book project
Thursday, May 26 2011

Ghana’s Ambassador to Mali, Donald Adabere Adabre, has initiated an exercise called the “Exchange-of-Books Project” in Mali, under which old/used English books from selected Ghanaian schools would be exchanged with similar French books from chosen schools in Mali.

KMA:
Act firmly to end the confusion in the NDC - Old Guards.
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Old Guards Association of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the National Executive Committee of the party to put its feet down to end the creeping indiscipline among some top members of the party.

MFANTSEMAN :
Narkwa unit committee inaugurated
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Mfantseman Municipal Chief Executive, Henry Kweku Hayfron, has urged unit committee members to be the bedrock of the Better Ghana Agenda of the government.

POLITICS :
NDC group joins calls for peace
Thursday, May 26 2011

Diaspora Members for Peace in NDC (DMfP), another group that has emerged in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), has joined calls for peace in the party.

TARKWA NSUAEM
Goldfields inaugurate projects.
Thursday, May 26 2011


Goldfield Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Mine, has inaugurated development projects within areas of its operations, commenced in 201

HO :
Volta Region witnessing fast growth in tourism investments
Thursday, May 26 2011

Mr Kwame Gyasi, Volta Regional Director of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), said investments in the tourism sector in the Region are picking up at a fast rate. 

CAPE COAST :
1,800 die annually through road accidents
Thursday, May 26 2011

More than 1,800 die annually while 14,500 people are injured through accidents on the country’s roads.

STMA:
DVLA issues 19,818 biometric driver’s licenses in twin city.
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has issued 19,818 biometric driver’s licenses in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis since its inception in 2008.

GOMOA WEST :
Central Regional GPRTU Chairman dares Gomoa West DCE
Thursday, May 26 2011

Election of officers to manage the Apam branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) at Apam ended in a stalemate.

HO :
Volta region anxious to see work on Public University take shape
Thursday, May 26 2011

The people of the Volta Region are anxious to see government’s commitment to a public university in the region translated into actual work on the ground.  

NANUMBA SOUTH:
Nanumba South Assembly pays premium for
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Nanumba South District Assembly has  spent over GH₵ 2,551 to enrol and pay the premiums for 168 inmates and their dependants at the Kukuo witches camp unto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

GUSHEGU :
Assembly embarks on projects
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Gushegu District Assembly has embarked on about 71 projects, particularly on education, health, road rehabilitation, and social amenities, to improve the standards of living of the people.   

OFFINSO:
Association commends Omanhene of Offinso.
Thursday, May 26 2011


The Association of Methodist Men’s Fellowships has commended the Omanhene of Offinso, Nana Wiafe Akenten III, for his extraordinary contribution and commitment to the growth of the Fellowship and Methodism.

CAPE COAST :
80 per cent of children under two malnourished in C/R
Thursday, May 26 2011

About 80 per cent of children under two years in the Central Region are severely malnourished, a situation that is affecting their growth as well as intellectual development.

WA EAST :
Philanthropist builds school blocks for Gurumbelle primary, JHS,
Thursday, May 26 2011

A Dutch Philanthropist, Brother Dick Vandergust, has provided three classroom blocks, each comprising three rooms and an office for Cardinal Peter Dery’s School at Gurumbelle in the Wa East District.

KMA:
Vice President commends BCI for breast cancer awareness drive.
Thursday, May 26 2011


The government has given high marks to Breast Care International (BCI), Kumasi-based breast cancer awareness NGO, for its efforts at helping to reduce the spread of the disease in the country.

ENVIRONMENT :
Maintain environmental hygiene during raining season
Thursday, May 26 2011

Ghanaians have been urged to maintain the highest level of environmental hygiene to prevent avoidable disasters with the onset of the raining season.

KWABRE EAST :
Assembly achieves 72.8 per cent of estimated IGF target
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Kwabre East District Assembly, last year, mobilized GH¢441,790.30, through internally generated funds (IGF), Mr Adams Iddisah, the District Chief Executive (DCE), has announced.  

GUSHEGU:
Global Action Week on Education held.
Thursday, May 26 2011

Global Action Week on Education, an annual event devoted to education, has been held in Gushegu with a call on parents and stakeholders to pay extra attention to the improvement of the falling standards of the education in the country.

SOCIAL :
Don’t terminate employment of woman due to pregnancy- NLC
Thursday, May 26 2011

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has warned that it is unlawful for an employer to terminate the employment of a woman due to pregnancy.

KMA:
We would tackle challenges facing the country’- Education Minister .
Thursday, May 26 2011

Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu, Minister of Education, has pledged the government’s determination to tackle identified challenges facing the country’s educational system for efficiency.
 

CAPE COAST :
Prioritise rural development – MCE tells unit committees
Thursday, May 26 2011

Anthony Egyir Aikins, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Cape Coast has called for a practical comprehensive national development centred on rural development.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
"Fake" Chief granted bail.
Thursday, May 26 2011

A 38-year-old farmer, Yaw Essilfie Bediako, has been granted GH₵ 5,000 bail for posing as the chief of Akyempim Wassa in the Western Region.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
"Fake" Chief granted bail.
Thursday, May 26 2011

A 38-year-old farmer, Yaw Essilfie Bediako, has been granted GH₵ 5,000 bail for posing as the chief of Akyempim Wassa in the Western Region.

TALENSI-NABDAM :
Talensi Nabdam District to curb migration of children to the south
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Talensi Nabdam District Assembly, has initiated strategies to prevent the migration of school children from the area to the Southern part of Ghana during holidays.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Driver fined for obstruction.
Thursday, May 26 2011

A Tarkwa circuit court has ordered a 30-year-old driver, Solomon Quaye to pay Gc180 or in default 30 days imprisonment for obstruction.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Suspected criminals remanded.
Thursday, May 26 2011

A Tarkwa circuit court has remanded eight suspected criminals between the ages of 22 and 35 for being in possession of suspected narcotics drugs without authority.

CAPE COAST :
Assemblies advised to show interest in government policies
Thursday, May 26 2011

The coordinator of the Institute of Local Government Studies has urged Assembly Members to take keen interest in the development of their areas and strategize to achieve set goals to sustain the interest of the public in local governance.

BUSINESS :
Increase supervision of Chinese enterprises in Ghana
Thursday, May 26 2011

A survey conducted on China-Ghana Investment Relations has recommended an increased supervision of Chinese enterprises to ensure they operated within the licences issued to them.

STMA:
Takoradi branch of UBA celebrates AU Day.
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Takoradi Branch of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) on Tuesday celebrated Africa Union (AU) Day through staff engagement activities.

TECHIMAN :
NDC will overcome problems- Vice President
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Vice-President, John Mahama, has stated that the NDC will come out of its current internal squabble and differences more united than ever to retain power in 2012.

SECURITY :
Deal with land guards - Kunbuor urges police
Thursday, May 26 2011

Interior Minister, Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, has directed district police commanders to deal drastically with the activities of land guards in their jurisdiction.

BIRIM SOUTH :
Palm wine tapper defiles girl, 4
Thursday, May 26 2011

The circuit court at Akim Swedru in the Birim South District, has sentenced Kwame Cudjoe, a palm taper, to a 10-year prison term in hard labour for defiling a four-year-old girl.

ENERGY :
‘Gov’t must hedge oil again’
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Coordinator of the Civic Society Platform of Oil and Gas, Mohammed Amin has advised government to continue the hedging of oil prices with oil companies.

NEW JUABEN :
Govt will provide social assistance - Apea-Kubi
Thursday, May 26 2011

Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, Eastern Regional Minister, has stressed that the government will implement formal and informal mechanisms directed towards the provision of social assistance and capacity enhancement to the vulnerable and the marginalised.   

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Eight suspects paraded in Tarkwa.
Thursday, May 26 2011


The Tarkwa police service led by the Tarkwa District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Ephraim Bartolommeo Kwateng, has organised an identification parade for  eight suspected criminals.

POLITICS :
CPP wants greater involvement in biometric voter process
Thursday, May 26 2011

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has joined the New Patriotic Party in calling on the Electoral Commission (EC) to engage all political parties fully in the process to develop a biometric voter’s register for Ghana.

HALF ASSINI:
JOMORO:
Assemblyman appeals to govt to assist Half Assini Hospital.
Thursday, May 26 2011


The Assembly member for Half Assini-Adowenzo Electoral Area, Mr Homiah Tanueh, has appealed to the Minister of Health to improve facilities at the Half Assini Government Hospital to ensure quality health delivery.

AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Gov’t constructs GH¢400,000 Arts Village for artists in Aburi
Friday, May 27 2011

Government is constructing a GH¢ 400,000 Arts Village at Aburi in the Eastern Region in an effort to bring all artists in the vicinity under one roof for effective marketing of their produce.

HEALTH :
Korle-Bu suspends surgeries due to faulty machines
Friday, May 27 2011

The Management of the nation’s leading Teaching Hospital, Korle-Bu, has suspended the provision of specific anaesthetic services in some of its theatres.

GA WEST :
Assemblyman commends gov’t, appeal for more dev’t projects
Friday, May 27 2011

Assembly Member for Ofankor Electoral Area, Jonathan Korley Dickson has commended the government for giving attention to a number of roads in the community but indicated that there is more the communities need from government.

POLITICS :
Supreme Court Dismisses CENCORD’s Motion
Friday, May 27 2011

The Supreme Court has thrown out a motion filed by the Centre for Constitutional Order (CENCORD) to restrain a member of the Council of State, Mr J.H. Owusu-Acheampong, from holding himself as the Campaign Manager for President J.E.A. Mills in his contest for the 2012 flag-bearer slot of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

TAMALE:
Audit Service constructs regional office for northern sector.
Friday, May 27 2011

A sod-cutting ceremony was performed on Thursday, for the construction of an ultra-modern three storey regional office of the Ghana Audit Service in Tamale.

KMA:
OLAM supports COCOBOD with motorbikes.
Friday, May 27 2011

OLAM Ghana Limited, a licensed cocoa buying company (LBC), as part of its contribution towards the strengthening of cocoa extension services to farmers, has presented nine motorbikes valued at GH¢35,000.00 to the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD).

EJISU-JUABEN:
Ghanaians urged to ensure political tolerance.
Friday, May 27 2011

The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Benjamin Kyere, has said Ghanaians should avoid political intolerance.

EJISU-JUABEN:
Ghanaians urged to ensure political tolerance.
Friday, May 27 2011

The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Benjamin Kyere, has said Ghanaians should avoid political intolerance.

TECHIMAN :
Unit Committees inaugurated in Techiman
Friday, May 27 2011

The Techiman Municipal Assembly has inaugurated unit committees within all ten zonal and urban areas in the municipality.

STMA:
Takoradi PSWU elects new officers.
Friday, May 27 2011

 
The Takoradi Branch of the Public Service Workers Union (PSWU), on Thursday, elected a new 7-member executive.

STMA:
Jubilee partners urged to extend education to schools.
Friday, May 27 2011

Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, has appealed to partners of the Jubilee Oil Field to extend their current public education campaign to schools and colleges.

TECHIMAN :
Teachers resume work in Techiman
Friday, May 27 2011

Teachers in the Techiman municipality have returned to school after staying away for almost two weeks.

STMA:
Rekindle spirit of Florence Nightingale.
Friday, May 27 2011

Healthcare professionals’ are gradually losing that "Florence Nightingale" touch, which every patient needs for speedy recovery, Dr. George Amofa, Deputy Director of the Ghana Health Service bemoaned on Thursday.

TECHIMAN :
HIV/AIDS Screening exercise held in Techiman
Friday, May 27 2011

Muslim Youth in Development, a non governmental organization based in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region has organized a day’s HIV/AIDS education and screening exercise for residents of Mamprusi Line a suburb of Techiman.

KMA:
Private schools hold annual brass band festival.
Friday, May 27 2011

Thousands of holiday makers in the Kumasi Metropolis were on the African Union (AU) Day, held spellbound by the splendid performance put up by school children at during a brass band festival at the Centre for National Culture (CNC).

ENVIRONMENT :
Ghana’s extractive timber resource within allowable limit - Minister
Friday, May 27 2011

About 760,953m3 of timber was extracted from the wood resources of the state in 2009, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mike Allen Hammah has announced.

ENERGY :
Tullow to acquire Ghana’s interests of EO Group Limited for $305 million
Friday, May 27 2011

Tullow Oil has announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the interest of EO Group Limited (EO), consisting of its entire interests offshore Ghana, for a combined share and cash consideration of $305 million.

AGRICULTURE :
Gov’t to boost maize supply to stabilise prices
Friday, May 27 2011

Government is to release stock-piles of maize to help ease the current high price of the commodity on the market, Chief Executive Officer of National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO), Eric Osei-Owusu said in Accra.

GOMOA WEST :
APRM Oversight Committee marks AU Day with a forum
Friday, May 27 2011

The Gomoa West African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Oversight Committee has marked the African Union Day with a forum for Junior High Schools at Apam.

ENTERTAINMENT :
Film law in the offing to regulate the industry
Friday, May 27 2011

The Deputy Minister of Information, Baba Jamal has said that government was in the process of passing a film bill that would facilitate the management and control of the film and television industry.

KINTAMPO NORTH :
Oxytocin Initiative Project, an intervention to reduce Maternal Mortality in Ghana begins
Friday, May 27 2011

The Oxytocin Initiative Project, an intervention to reduce maternal mortality in Ghana, is now testing whether Community Health Officers who are frontline health workers can safely and effectively prevent Post Partum Haemorrhage (PPH).

BUNKPURUGU YUNYOO:
District Assembly opens tender for projects
Friday, May 27 2011

The Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District assembly has opened tender for interested persons to bid for the award of contract of some projects within its catchment area.

AKUAPIM NORTH :
Bad human relations of nurses affecting health delivery-Assemblyman
Friday, May 27 2011

Attitudes of nurses and midwives in the Okrakwadjo community in the Akuapim North District of the Eastern Region is said to be affecting health delivery at the facility.

HO :
Ayariga inspects “incubatory” facilities of university
Friday, May 27 2011

Mr Mahama Ayariga, the Deputy Minister of Education, has inspected “incubatory” facilities for the proposed University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in the Volta Region.

HEALTH :
Pass Tobacco Bill now – VALD
Friday, May 27 2011

Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), an NGO on Health Issues has called on government to hasten the passage of the Tobacco Bill.

SOCIAL :
African Union endorses roadmap for peace and security in troubled areas of the continent
Friday, May 27 2011

Heads of State at the AU summit have endorsed a roadmap for peace and security to ensure perpetual unity in Libya and other countries experiencing political unrest.

HO :
Nurses and Midwives Council says nurses are failing
Friday, May 27 2011

The Nurses and Midwives Council (NMC) has appealed to student nurses to be serious with their studies in order to stem the “high failure rate in its licensing examinations”. 

AKUAPIM NORTH :
Only 2 policemen at Okrakwadjo police station
Friday, May 27 2011

Okrakwadjo Police Station is manned by only two police officers of which one is not regular at work.

SPORTS :
Fifa has opened ethics proceedings against its president, Sepp Blatter.
Friday, May 27 2011

The action follows a charge by Mohamed Bin Hammam, his rival in next week’s presidency election, that Blatter knew about alleged cash payments.

ENTERTAINMENT :
Film law in the offing to regulate the industry
Friday, May 27 2011

Baba Jamal, Deputy Minister of Information has said that government was in the process of passing a film bill that would facilitate the management and control of the film and television industry.

SOCIAL :
Clashes between Effutu Senya, Ga South injures eight
Friday, May 27 2011

Nearly eight people have been injured in clashes between the task forces of the Effutu Senya and Ga South Municipal assemblies.

HOHOE :
Chief describes NATO’s military action in Libya as injustice
Friday, May 27 2011

Togbega Gabusu VI, the Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional Area, has described NATO’s military action in Libya as “injustice and indiscipline” and called for a halt to the bombing.    

SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR :
Assemblyman moves to unite communities for dev’t
Friday, May 27 2011

Patrick Danso Okine, Assembly member for Kraboa in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District of the Eastern Region has initiated moves to unite all the seven communities that fall under his jurisdiction for development.

HO :
Traditional authorities urged to monitor performance of teachers
Friday, May 27 2011

Mr Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister for Education, has urged traditional authorities to monitor and supervise performance of teachers in their areas to help to improve academic standards.  

SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR :
Kraboa communities lack amenities
Friday, May 27 2011

A number of basic amenities required to make life quite comfortable for people are seriously lacking in the Kraboa Electoral Area, in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District the assemblyman has disclosed.

YENDI:
Let’s work for lasting peace in Dagbon.
Friday, May 27 2011


The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Zakaria Issah, asked the people of Yendi to support the painstaking efforts by the government and other stakeholders to find lasting peace in Yendi and Dagbon as a whole.

AMA:
MP asks youth groups to be wary of political manipulation.
Friday, May 27 2011

Mr Stephen Ackah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Suaman in the Western Region has appealed to students not to allow their affiliated youth groups on campus to be manipulated by politicians who are pursuing their parochial agenda.

TALENSI-NABDAM:
Fulani herdsmen harassing Datoko-Kuriboug residents
Saturday, May 28 2011

The people of Datoko-Kuriboug in the Talensi Nabdam District have asked the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to protect them from the harassment of Fulani herdsmen.

ATWIMA-MPONUA:
Fire destroys Nyinahin Catholic SHS dormitory
Saturday, May 28 2011

Fire on Thursday swept through the boys dormitory of the Nyinahin Senior High School (SHS), leaving on its trail massive destruction of property belonging to students.

SOCIAL:
PURC announces a hold in second quarter utility prices
Saturday, May 28 2011

The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) on Friday announced a hold on the second quarter tariff increases despite upwards changes in some of the key variables that impacted on the operations of the utility service providers.

HO
FWSC has done its best for teachers- Smith-Graham
Saturday, May 28 2011

Mr George Smith-Graham, Chief Executive Officer of the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), has stated that, the Commission had done its best for teachers and educational workers.

GA EAST:
La-Nkwantanang-Madina regent clears air on disputed land
Saturday, May 28 2011

The Regent of La-Nkwantanang-Madina Traditional Area, Nii Nikoi Jonas has said that the disputed parcel of land at Madina Zongo Junction legally belongs to the people of La-Nkwantanang.

TALENSI-NABDAM:
Severe rainstorm wreck 16 school buildings
Saturday, May 28 2011

The severe rainstorm that hit the Talensi-Nabdam District last week, damaging 16 primary and Junior High schools, had forced many schools to hold classes under trees.

AKUAPEM SOUTH:
Aburi-Nsawam road project terminated for non performance
Saturday, May 28 2011

Mr Joe Gidisu, Minister of Roads and Highways said the contract to upgrade the 26km Aburi-Nsawam road has been terminated for non performance of the contractor.

AKUAPEM NORTH:
Teachers urged to help pupils discover potentials
Saturday, May 28 2011

Teachers have been called upon to put in extra effort in helping pupils identify their potentials.

BOLGATANGA:
Ghanaians to benefit from “Better Ghana Agenda”
Saturday, May 28 2011

Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, has said Government was working hard to execute its “Better Ghana Agenda” to the benefit of Ghanaians.

NKORANZA SOUTH:
Assemblies urged to manage water projects properly
Sunday, May 29 2011

Mr Emmanuel Foster Boateng, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWAS), has stressed the need for district assemblies to take proper ownership of water and sanitation systems in their communities.

TECHIMAN:
Techiman credit unions make profit
Sunday, May 29 2011

Nine Cooperative Credit Unions in the Techiman Municipality in Brong-Ahafo Region made a total net-profit of GH¢393,994.13 for the 2009/2010 financial year.

TOURISM:
Chieftaincy Minister roots for Kente exposition
Sunday, May 29 2011

Mr Alexander Asum-Ahensah, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture on Friday called on Ghanaians to help preserve and appreciate the unique cultural heritage of the country by displaying the Kente fabric to the outside world.

EDUCATION:
Gov’t should review study leave policy- Coalition
Sunday, May 29 2011

The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has called on the government to review the study leave policy for teachers to make it effective.

EJISU-JUABEN:
Yamoah Ponko confirmed as MCE
Sunday, May 29 2011

Mr Afrifa Yamoah Ponko, the President’s nominee for Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) position, has received the endorsement of the Assembly.

SEFWI:
MTN Ghana Foundation inaugurates classroom block
Sunday, May 29 2011

MTN Ghana Foundation has inaugurated a three-unit classroom block and an administrative office for the people of Sefwi Abono, a farming community in the Western Region.

BUSINESS :
Chamber of Mines envisage increase in output this year
Sunday, May 29 2011

The Ghana Chamber of Mines has projected a stronger gold output in 2011 on the back of additional production from new mines such as Adamus Resources.

SECURITY :
Judicial service introduces e-selection of judges
Monday, May 30 2011

The Judicial Service has introduced an electronic system for allocating cases to courts.

POLITICS :
President Mills to submit NDC nomination forms today
Monday, May 30 2011

President John Atta Mills will today Monday May 30,2011 submit his nominations forms to the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress at the party’s head office at kokomlemle.

ECONOMY :
Government to spend 70% of oil revenue on infrastructure
Monday, May 30 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that 70 percent of Government’s share of oil revenue would be used for infrastructural development throughout Ghana.

NKORANZA NORTH:
Assemblies urged to manage water projects properly.
Monday, May 30 2011

 Mr Emmanuel Foster Boateng, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWAS), has stressed the need for district assemblies to take proper ownership of water and sanitation systems in their communities.

GOMOA EAST :
Assembly gives 1,000 desk to schools
Monday, May 30 2011

The Gomoa East District Assembly has presented 1000 dual desk to some selected public schools in the district at its capital Afransi.

ATWIMA MPONUA:
Fire destroys Nyinahin Catholic SHS dormitory.
Monday, May 30 2011

Fire on Thursday swept through the boys dormitory of the Nyinahin Senior High School (SHS), leaving on its trail massive destruction of property belonging to students.

STMA:
Don’t Discriminate Against Gay Patients- Nurses Told.
Monday, May 30 2011

The Western Regional HIV and AIDS Focal Person, Dr. Ronald Sowah, has announced that 2000 people have officially been registered as homosexuals in the region.

WA WEST :
Wa Customs intercept narcotics, smuggled cigarettes
Monday, May 30 2011

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority has intercepted over one hundred cartons of smuggled cigarettes with a duty element of over 9,000 cedis between late last year and early this year.

TMA:
Tamale Hospital receives medical equipment.
Monday, May 30 2011

 
The Tamale Teaching Hospital has received medical equipment, worth two million US dollars, donated by the Children of Abraham, a group based in Indiana, USA.  
    

KMA:
Red flags over the country’s water safety.
Monday, May 30 2011

The Ashanti Regional Engineer of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Mr Owusu Konadu, who made the observation, called for the formulation of effective regulations to solve the problem to promote public health.

STMA:
Government should pass the Colleges of Education Bill into law - Bishop Darko.
Monday, May 30 2011

The Chairman of the Holy Child College of Education Council, the Most Reverend John Martin Darko, has appealed to the government to expedite the passage of the Colleges of Education Bill into law.

CAPE COAST :
Sodomy - Adisco Maths Teacher Dismissed
Monday, May 30 2011

A Mathematics teacher at Adisadel College (ADISCO) in Cape Coast has been dismissed by the school authorities for sodomising some of the students.

TAMALE :
Government committed to motivating teachers.
Monday, May 30 2011

The Northern Regional Minister Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, has said Government would take adequate steps to motivate teachers and enhance their welfare to improve education in the country.

MFANTSEMAN :
Alleged Underhand Dealing On Saltpond OilField - National Security Investigates
Monday, May 30 2011

National Security is to investigate operations of the Saltpond Offshore Producing Company Limited (SOPCL) concerning the management of its storage vessel, the MT Bonsu.

AMASIE WEST:
Two trapped to death by falling wall.
Monday, May 30 2011

Tragedy struck Manso-Nkwanta, the district capital of Amansie-West, on Wednesday night, as a falling wall trapped to death two people and left another injured.

SOCIAL :
Mobile operators besiege NIA office in anger
Monday, May 30 2011

About 200 mobile registration operators, who were engaged by the National Identification Authority NIA, on Monday May 30, besieged the Head Office of the Authority to register their anger over claims that they have been disregarded by the Authority without allowances in the past seven months.

BIAKOYE :
District accumulates GH¢1.5 million of DACF.
Monday, May 30 2011


The newly inaugurated Biakoye District, accumulated a net amount of GH¢1.548 million as its share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) between 2008 and the third quarter of 2010.

NKORANZA NORTH :
Fiagya Rural Bank records impressive profit
Monday, May 30 2011

Fiagya Rural Bank at Busunya in the Nkoranza North District, has recorded a net surplus of GHC165, 195.00 in the 2009/2010 financial year.

AMA :
Seven babies at Korle-Bu freed
Monday, May 30 2011

The Youth Choir of the Royal House Chapel International in Accra, has paid an amount of GH¢1,850 to discharge seven babies whose mothers could not afford drugs and medical bills after delivery at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

KMA :
Red flags over the country’s water safety
Monday, May 30 2011

The sinking of boreholes without proper environmental assessment, is posing a big threat to water safety in the country

BUSINESS :
Ghana Chamber Of Mines envisage increase in output this year
Monday, May 30 2011

The Ghana Chamber of Mines has projected a stronger gold output in 2011 on the back of additional production from new mines such as Adamus Resources.

EFFUTU :
Indiscipline and unprofessional behaviour will not be tolerated - CNO
Monday, May 30 2011

The Chief Nursing Officer of the Ministry of Health, Mr George Kumi Kyeremeh has warned that no unprofessional behaviour will be tolerated.

AJUMAKO :
Fake Medical Doctor arrested at Enyan Abaasa
Monday, May 30 2011

The Enyan Abaasa Police have arrested a man believed to be in his 50s for allegedly posing as a medical doctor.

KMA:
NDC warned against washing dirty linen in public.
Monday, May 30 2011


Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawasi, has appealed to supporters and leaders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to refrain from provocative and defamatory statements.

AGONA EAST :
School drop-out arrested for attempting to rape teacher
Monday, May 30 2011

A 19-year old school drop-out in the Agona District Assembly Junior High School at Agona Duotu has been arrested for attempting to rape a teacher at her quarters.

POLITICS :
I will overhaul CPP for election 2012 –Prof. Delle declares
Monday, May 30 2011

Professor Edmund N. Delle,a former National Chairman and Leader of Convention Peoples Party (CPP), has called for total overhauling of the party structures from the ward to the National Executive headship for greater impact in Election 2012.

SOCIAL :
President to tour Eastern Ghana today
Tuesday, May 31 2011

The President John Evans Atta Mills is expected in  the Eastern Region today Tuesday May 31, to commence a three day official visit of the region.

TALENSI-NABDAM :
President authorizes the release of $25 million to SADA
Tuesday, May 31 2011

President John Atta Mills has authorized the Ministry of Finance to release 25 million dollars to the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to roll out its development plans, Madam Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, has said.

AGRICULTURE :
COCOBOD sets new production record
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Ghana’s cocoa production at the end of the main 2010/11 crop season provisionally stands at 903,646 metric tons; the highest since the country registered its name on the international market as a producer of cocoa, according to the Ghana Cocoa Board, (COCOBOD).

WENCHI :
Assembly Members asked to be abreast with Standing Orders
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Mr Isaac Osei-Antwi, former Municipal Chief Executive of Techiman, has advised Assembly Members to be abreast with the Assembly Standing Orders to become conversant with the general frame work of the Assembly concept.

SOCIAL :
Food prices will double by 2030 -Oxfam warns
Tuesday, May 31 2011

The prices of staple foods will more than double in 20 years unless world leaders take action to reform the global food system, Oxfam has warned.

TANO SOUTH :
Educationist advocates new policy on admissions
Tuesday, May 31 2011

An educationist has called for the formulation of a national policy to enjoin well-endowed educational institutions to admit a proportion of students from deprived areas

BIAKOYE:
Assembly men deplores MP’s absence at official programmes.
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Assembly-members of the newly inaugurated Biakoye District on Thursday questioned the "habitual absence" of their Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Kwasi Bandua from programmes of the district.

WA :
Wa student stabbed to death over computer game
Tuesday, May 31 2011

A 22 year-old student of the Wa campus of the University for Development Studies has reportedly been stabbed to death.

EJISU-JUABEN: Ejisu Government Hospital gets equipment.
Tuesday, May 31 2011


The Ejisu Government Hospital has received  medical items valued at more than GH¢ 6,000 to help improve the quality of health care for the sick.

AJUMAKO/ENYAN :
Help generate revenue for development – Area Councils advised
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Mr Peter Light Koomson, Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Chief Executive (DCE) has called on opinion leaders, assembly and unit committee members to work in harmony to generate revenue for the assembly for development.

TSITO:
Traditional authorities urged to monitor performance of teachers.
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Mr Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister for Education, has urged traditional authorities to monitor and supervise performance of teachers in their areas to help to improve academic standards.

HO:
Nurses and Midwives Council says nurses are failing.
Tuesday, May 31 2011


The Nurses and Midwives Council (NMC) has appealed to student nurses to be studious in order to stem the "high failure rate in its licensing examinations".

HOHOE:
Two Churches asked to settle disputes out of court.
Tuesday, May 31 2011

The Evangelical Presbyterian (E. P) Church, Ghana, has been asked to withdraw court action it initiated against Global Evangelical (G.P) Church,  for amicable settlement.

KASSENA/NANKANA :
ICOUR advised to focus on land irrigation
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Officials of Tong Yang Moolsang (TYM) Limited, a Korean manufacturing company specializing in agriculture, irrigation and agricultural mechanisation, has appealed to the management of ICOUR to focus on irrigating the land and allow private entrepreneurs to come up to support in the milling and marketing of farm produce.

SUNYANI :
Two dead as building collapses on them
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Tragedy struck Kato near Berekum  when a 22-year-old pregnant woman and a six-year-old boy were crushed to death by a collapsed mud building following a heavy downpour.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
Nkoranza urged to re-open brick and tile factory
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Mr Johnson Gyimah, a businessman from Nkoranza, has urged the Nkoranza South District Assembly to re-activate the brick and tile factory at Asuano in the district to offer employment for the youth.

SOCIAL :
Veep appeals to utility providers to train workers on consumer relations
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on utility providers to offer adequate training programmes for their staff in order to be responsive to the needs of consumers.

TRANSPORTATION :
Ghana to acquire two personnel carrier aircraft
Tuesday, May 31 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday announced that Ghana was in the process of acquiring two personnel carrier aircraft from Brazil that could work in inclement weather and better ensure the safety of passengers.

SECURITY :
Ghana Armed Forces appreciated
Tuesday, May 31 2011

President John Evana Atta Mills on Monday thanked the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) for the significant role they played in the investiture of President Allasane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire at Yamoussoukro on May 21, 2011.

CAPE COAST :
It is an offence to solicit for alms-Aikins
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Soliciting for alms on the streets of Ghanaian cities and towns is a criminal offence.Therefore disables and others who make  alms begging a career should seek advise or join their respective associations to enable them to benefit from programmes, activities and financial support given to groups other than individuals.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
NDC Youth Appeals For Peaceful Congress.
Tuesday, May 31 2011

A group calling itself the Young Liberation Youth (Missionaries) of NDC in the Bunkpurugu Yunyoo District have appealed to the aspirants of the presidential slot of the ruling NDC to avoid the accusations and mudslinging as campaign intensifies ahead of the July congress so as to ensure victory for party in the 2012 general elections.

NEW JUABEN :
Eastern chiefs hold durbar in honour of Prez Mills
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Chiefs and people of the Eastern Region have held a grand durbar in honour of President Mills, to officially welcome him to the region.

DCE For Mamprusi East Assured UDS Students.
Tuesday, May 31 2011

 
The District Chief Executive for East Mamprusi, Adam Imoro has assured authorities and students of the University for Development Studies (UDS) of his support for the students who are undertaking the Trimester Field Practical as part of the academic exercise of the University.

SISSALA EAST :
Sissala Farmers Association predicts food insecurity
Tuesday, May 31 2011

The Executives of the Sissala Farmers Association have called for stringent measures to prevent food insecurity in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region.

STMA:
Health workers asked to be honest on police medical forms.
Tuesday, May 31 2011

The Western Regional HIV and AIDS Focal Person, Dr Ronald Sowah, has charged health workers, who examine alleged rape and defilement victims, to be honest in their report and avoid compromising the ethics of their profession.

HEALTH :
Speed up passage of tobacco bill- Stakeholders
Tuesday, May 31 2011

As the world mark tobacco day today, many Ghanaians have thrown their weight behind the persistent calls by civil society and health NGO’s for the passage of the the tobacco bill.

TAMA:
Don’t allow politics to divide your ranks- Youths told.
Tuesday, May 31 2011


Alhaji Samson Seidu Abudu, Bole District Chief Executive, has urged youth associations to remain united and committed to the ideals for which they were formed and not to allow politics to divide their ranks.

SUNYANI WEST :
Water and sanitation project launched in Sunyani
Tuesday, May 31 2011

Mr Kwasi Oppong Ababio, Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has launched a 75 million dollars Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project.