ELECTION PETITION:
"Errors must not affect somebody’s presidency" - Bawumia jabs Tsatsu
Wednesday, May 01 2013

In the heat of cross-examination in Day Nine of the ongoing election petition, a rather light-hearted Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia found space to jokingly jab Tsatsu Tsikata that in the calculation of election results "errors must not affect somebody’s presidency.

HEALTH:
Cuban doctors not to replace striking doctors - Gov’t
Wednesday, May 01 2013

The Government has rejected claims that a decision to receive 300 new doctors from Cuba to help Ghana’s health delivery system is an attempt to call the bluff of striking Ghanaian doctors.

KUNBUMGU BYE-ELECTION:
CPP wins seat
Wednesday, May 01 2013

The Convention People’s Party candidate has won the Kunbumgu bye-election.

SOCIAL:
Workers mark May Day
Wednesday, May 01 2013

Ghana joins labour movements the world over to celebrate this year’s May Day.

AMA:
Assembly partners professionals to develop Accra
Thursday, May 02 2013

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) is faced with challenges in the approval and enforcement of building regulations, Mr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, the Mayor, has said.

WA E:
Farmer-based groups agree to sell produce to GSFP
Thursday, May 02 2013

Twenty–five farmer-based groups in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region have agreed to sell their produce to the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).

TRANSPORTATION:
Site for new airport ready for feasibility studies
Thursday, May 02 2013

Mrs Dzifa Attivor, Minister of Transport on Tuesday said, the proposed land for the construction of the new Airport at Ningo in the Greater Accra Region was ready for feasibility studies.

KPANDAI:
Security systems in kpandai not solid -MP
Thursday, May 02 2013

The Member of Parliament for Kpandai constituency in the Northern region, Matthew Nyindam is calling on the Ministry of Interior for assistance to beef up the capacity of the security systems in the whole district.

HEALTH:
Akim Oda Gov’t Hospital to receive facelift
Thursday, May 02 2013

The Akim Oda Government Hospital will this year undergo a major rehabilitation works to improve health delivery conditions in the area, MP for Akim Oda, Hon. Quaittou Agyapong William has disclosed.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama cautions newly sworn-in deputy Ministers
Friday, May 03 2013

President John Mahama has warned newly sworn in deputy ministries against resorting to the media to settle misunderstanding with their substantive Ministers.

NKWANTA N:
15 communities to get electricity- MP
Friday, May 03 2013

About fifteen deprived communities in the Nkwanta North Constituency in the Volta Region are set to be connected to the national grid, Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. John Bless Kwame Oti has revealed.

SOCIAL:
Court throws out Justice Kpegah’s case
Friday, May 03 2013

An Accra High Court has thrown out the case involving former Supreme Court Judge, Justice F Y Kpegah and New Patriotic Party’s 2012 Presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

E GONJA:
75% individuals live without potable water- MP
Friday, May 03 2013

Alhaji Ibrahim Dey Abubakari, the Member of Parliament for Salaga South, is insisting on a major intervention from government to put a closure to the woes of the ordinary residents with regards to water supply in the area.

KPANDAI:
Kpandai MP commits GHS 11,500 to desilt dam
Friday, May 03 2013

The Member of Parliament for Kpandai constituency, Matthew Nyindam has in a short term measure committed an amount worth GHS 11,500 in rehabilitating the Loloto dam to ostensibly increase and improve the capacity of the dam for residents.

ASUOGYAMAN:
Afotey Agbo inspects site for Adome landing beach project
Friday, May 03 2013

Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo has inspected the site for a landing beach project which is suppose to serve as an alternative route after the closure of the Adome Bridge in the Asuogyaman District of the Volta Region.

ENERGY:
Prez. Mahama commissions first phase of Bui dam
Friday, May 03 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has commissioned the face phase of the Bui power project which was started by the erstwhile Kuffour’s administration.

TRANSPORTATION:
Salaga roads need urgent attention- MP
Saturday, May 04 2013

Salaga a remarkable town in the geographical map of the country lies 120km to the southwest of Tamale, and used to be the biggest trading centre in Northern Ghana.

CAPE COAST:
Water shortage enters week 3
Saturday, May 04 2013

Residents of Cape Coast and its surrounding environs in the Central Region have called President John Dramani Mahama to as a matter of urgency address the water shortage which has entered into the third week.

HEALTH:
Cuban Doctors not the solution - NPP tells gov’t
Saturday, May 04 2013

The opposition New Patriotic Party has waded into the debate concerning the 350 Cuban doctors who have arrived in the country to supplant the current medical staff.

ENERGY:
Load shedding woe not yet over - VRA
Saturday, May 04 2013

The Volta River Authority says the commissioning of the Bui hydro electric power plant does not mean the end of load shedding in the country.

POLITICS:
MMDAs tasked to find innovative ways to get funding
Sunday, May 05 2013

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

CAPE COAST:
National Security to close down Central Regional Hospital
Sunday, May 05 2013

The National Security has begun moves to forestall the closure of the Central Regional Hospital in Cape Coast as an acute water shortage hits parts of the town.

AMA:
Government empathizes with Sodom and Gomorrah settlers
Sunday, May 05 2013

A Government delegation led by the Greater Accra Regional Minister Mr Julius Debrah, on Saturday toured Sodom and Gomorrah, a slum in Accra, gutted by a fire on May 3.

SECURITY:
Ghana unveils National Integrated Programme
Sunday, May 05 2013

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of the Interior said at the weekend that Ghana has set up a National Integrated Programme (NIP) as an effective regional response to the threat pose by organised crime.

GA EAST:
Assembly organises clean-up exercise
Sunday, May 05 2013

The Ga East Municipal Assembly at the weekend organised a clean-up exercise in the Municipality.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama to address Pan-African Parliament in SA
Monday, May 06 2013

President John Dramani Mahama is in South Africa to officially open the 2nd Ordinary Session of the 3rd Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) in Midrand on Monday.

SOCIAL:
Amissah-Arthur sympathizes with traders at Kantamanto
Monday, May 06 2013

Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Sunday visited the Kantamanto Market in Accra and sympathized with victims and traders who lost their wares and cash following a fire outbreak in the market earlier in the day.

CAPE C:
National security provides boreholes for Central Regional Hospital
Monday, May 06 2013

Personnel of the National Security have begun the drilling of four boreholes at the Central Regional Hospital in Cape Coast, to prevent possible closure of the health facility because of an acute water shortage in the Cape Coast metropolis.

G TEMPANE:
MMDAs tasked to find innovative ways to get funding
Monday, May 06 2013

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

AHAFO ANO S:
District benefits from Global ICT project
Monday, May 06 2013

The Ahafo-Ano South District has been selected to benefit from the “Badiliko Information Communication Technology (ICT) Project”, a global initiative launched by the British Council with support from the Microsoft Corporation.

TANO N:
MP donates Jerseys to youth clubs
Monday, May 06 2013

Member of Parliament for Tano North constituency in the Brong Ahanfo Region, Hon. Freda Prempeh has donated 30 set of Jerseys and footballs to some selected youth clubs and churches in the area.

ELECTION PETITION:
Bawumia Dares Tsatsu....
Monday, May 06 2013

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, main witness of the petitioners in the ongoing Supreme Court petition has challenged the respondents to prove that the petitioners submitted less than 11,842 polling stations in the further and better particulars submitted to the court and the respondents as had earlier been alleged by the respondents.

AMA:
Katamanto traders count loss after fire outbreak
Monday, May 06 2013

Barely 24 hours after the fire outbreak at Katamanto in the Central Business District of Accra traders and retailers whose wares were burnt to ashes continue to count their loss running into millions of Ghana cedis.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama meets Zuma over African Democracy
Monday, May 06 2013

President John Mahama today met his South African Counterpart, President Jacob Zuma at his residence in Pretoria.

SOCIAL:
Pedestrians unhappy with security arrangements at Supreme Court
Tuesday, May 07 2013

Scores of pedestrians on the Professor John Evans Atta Mills High-street in Accra on Monday expressed concern over the security arrangements around the Supreme Court.

ENERGY:
Oil Refinery to be set up in Effutu
Tuesday, May 07 2013

The Effutu Municipal Assembly is facilitating the process of setting up an oil refinery between Nsuekyir and Gyangyanadze by the Kalahari Investment Company Limited.

POLITICS:
Mahama confers with Jacob Zuma
Tuesday, May 07 2013

President John Mahama on the sidelines of the 2nd Ordinary Session of the Third Parliament of the Pan -African Counterpart has met with his South African Counterpart at his residence in Pretoria.

 

FEATURE:
Is Ghana losing the fight on sanitation?
Tuesday, May 07 2013

Ghana continues to count her blessings, while consolidating her enviable place in the international platform as an icon on the African continent, leading her peers in the area of democracy and political stability.

OFFINSO N:
MP to connect electricity to Wiafe Akenteng SHS
Tuesday, May 07 2013

Member of Parliament for Offinso North in the Ashante Region, Collins Augustine Ntim is to soon connect electricity to the Wiafe Akenteng Senior High School.

KINTAMPO:
Prez assures to solve energy crisis
Tuesday, May 07 2013

His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama has said solving the energy crisis that has bedeviled the country was his number one priority.

AMA:
10 arrested over clashes at Katamanto
Tuesday, May 07 2013

The Greater Accra Police command have arrested 10 persons following clashes that ensued between some of the police personnel and the traders at Kantamanto on Monday evening.

BOLGA:
MP promises new office facility for Educ. Directorate
Tuesday, May 07 2013

The Member of Parliament for Bolga Central, Hon. Emmanuel Opam-Brown Akolbir has expressed his readiness to assist offer a new office accommodation this year for the Municipal Education Directorate to boost and open up its activities in the municipality.

HEALTH:
Doctors resume work
Wednesday, May 08 2013

Ghanaian doctors are expected to resume work at the various hospitals today Wednesday 8th May after they called off thier one month long strike action.

TRANSPORTATION:
Nkrumah Circle interchange project to begin in July
Wednesday, May 08 2013

The Ministry of Roads and Highways and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on Tuesday organized a stakeholder’s forum to outdoor the design and construction works of the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange.

SECURITY:
Prez reviews change of military guards at Flagstaff House.
Wednesday, May 08 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has reviewed a ceremony to handover the guard duties at the seat of government, the Flagstaff House, from the Navy to the Infantry Brigade.

EKUMFI:
Ekumfi Otuam prepares for Mills 1-year Anniversary
Wednesday, May 08 2013

Preparation towards commemoration of the first anniversary of late President John Evans Atta-Mills whose death occurred on July 24, 2012 is currently ongoing, Member of Parliament for Ekumfi Constituency, Hon. Abeiku Crentsil has indicated.

ENERGY:
VRA completes first solar plant in Navrongo
Wednesday, May 08 2013

The Volta River Authority (VRA) is about to inaugurate its first solar power plant at Navrongo in the Upper East Region as part of its corporate policy to develop renewable energy resources to augment its power generation.

CHEREPONI:
MP to support students cover educ. expenses
Wednesday, May 08 2013

Mr. Azumah Namoro Sanda, the Member of Parliament for Chereponi has emphasized his pledge to support some students in the tertiary level in the constituency to meet their educational expenses beginning this year.

ENERGY:
Gov’t directs ECG to check illegal connections in markets
Wednesday, May 08 2013

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has been directed to conduct a nation-wide inspection of all markets with a view to look out for all illegal connections in the markets.

GA C:
Shirley Ayorkor donates to police personnel at Sowutuom
Wednesday, May 08 2013

Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, MP for Anyaa Sowutuom Constitutency, has donated assorted items amounting to GH¢7,000 to the personnel of the Sowutuom police station.

SECURITY:
Police hunt for Ashtown killers
Thursday, May 09 2013

Police in the Ashanti region are on the hunt for killers of two men in Ashtown in the Manhyia South constituency of the Ashanti region.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama reactivates ‘changing of the guard’
Thursday, May 09 2013

Under the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, President John Dramani Mahama is both the Head of Government Business and Head of State.

HEALTH:
NLC, FWSC and GMA given ultimatum to settle doctors’ grievances
Thursday, May 09 2013

The Financial Division of the Fast Track High Court yesterday issued a one-week ultimatum to the National Labour Commission (NLC), the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to agree on a payment schedule on the conversion difference for doctors.

ENERGY:
Prez. to inaugurate Ghana’s first solar power plant
Thursday, May 09 2013

President John Mahama is expected to inaugurate the country’s first solar power plant, Thursday, to be integrated into the national grid in Navrongo in the Upper East Region.

SOCIAL:
Accra RCC’s hold annual meeting
Thursday, May 09 2013

The Greater Accra Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) and the Metropolitan, Municipal District Assemblies (MMDAs), yesterday, held their Annual General Meeting in Accra.

E JUABEN:
GHs3.5m fund launched to facilitate development
Thursday, May 09 2013

The chiefs and people of Bomfa in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality have launched a GH¢3.5 million Fund to support the face-lift of the community.

ATEBUBU:
Assembly holds first meeting
Thursday, May 09 2013

The Atebubu-Amantin District Assembly has held its first ordinary meeting for the year in Atebubu at which various issues affecting the development of the district was discussed.

EDUCATION:
Students prevented from writing WASSCE
Friday, May 10 2013

Some final-year students of the Aburi Presbyterian Senior Technical School have accused authorities of the school of preventing them from writing the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) because they owe fees.

ENERGY:
9 firms authorized to invest in power generation
Friday, May 10 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has disclosed that the government had provided provisional licenses for nine organizations to invest in energy generation.

AMA:
Kantamanto traders prove ownership of land
Friday, May 10 2013

Leaders of the displaced Kantamanto traders have produced a lease document to justify their claim to the land on which the destroyed market was situated.

ATEBUBU:
21 contest For Atebubu-Amantin DCE position
Friday, May 10 2013

Twenty-One persons including two women are vying for the position of Chief Executive for the Atebubu-Amantin district.

AFIGYA K:
GH¢24,233 committed for empowerment of disabled
Friday, May 10 2013

The Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly has made available GH¢24,233.00 to help improve the livelihood of 48 people with physical disability in the area.

MAMPONG:
Assembly generates GH¢236,448.66 IGF
Friday, May 10 2013

The Mampong Municipal Assembly, last year, collected a total of GH¢236,448.66 in internally-generated funds (IGF), representing 69.33 percent of the targeted GH¢341,023.00.

GOMOA E:
Newly elected PM pledges to support Assembly
Friday, May 10 2013

The Newly elected Presiding Member for the Gomoa East District Assembly, Fredrick Joe Arthur has vowed to work tirelessly in bringing to total development in the area.

AHANTA W:
Mpanyinasa residents want community centre completed.
Friday, May 10 2013

Residents of Mpanyinasa Electoral area in the Ahanta West District are calling for assistance from the Assembly and other public spirited individuals to support them complete the community centre which has been stalled.

BUILSA:
SADA MVP supports schools with furniture
Friday, May 10 2013

The SADA Millennium Village Project (MVP) has supplied at least two primary schools in the Uwasi electoral area in the Builsa district with some 155 pieces of dual desk to facilitate the conduct of teaching and learning in classrooms.

AOWIN:
Enchi old market facelifted
Friday, May 10 2013

In order to boost the the internally generated funds (IGF) of the Aowin District in the Western Region, management of assembly has rehabilitated an old market situated at Enchi and given it an ultramodern outlook.

HEALTH:
PLHIV appeals to pharmacists to end strike
Saturday, May 11 2013

Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) on Thursday appealed to Government Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA), to end its strike action, to enable PLHIV to receive antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to prevent HIV deaths.

STATEMENT:
Gov’t to introduce certificate in midwifery programme
Saturday, May 11 2013

The First Lady Mrs Lordina Mahama has announced that government would introduce a Certificate in Midwifery programme as part of plans to increase the number of midwives.

AOWIN:
Major markets get sheds
Saturday, May 11 2013

Moremarket sheds have been erected in major markets in the Aowin District, the District Chief Executive, Mr. Oscar Ofori Larbi has
said.

SOCIAL:
Gender Minister to launch Pensioners Medical Fund
Saturday, May 11 2013

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, shall on June 18, launch the National Pensioners Association of SSNIT Pensioners Medical Fund.

PRESIDENCY:
First Lady salutes all mothers
Sunday, May 12 2013

As we celebrate yet another Mothers’ Day, there will be various gatherings both at home and elsewhere to honour and celebrate mothers for their hard work, love and dedication to their children.

HEALTH:
Half Assini Gov’t Hospital calls for assistance
Sunday, May 12 2013

Dr. Jonathan Mensah, Medical Superintendent of the Half Assini Government Hospital, at the weekend called on the Jomoro District Assembly, the Western Nzema Traditional Council, philantropists and organizations to assist to renovate and expand facilities at the hospital.

BREAKING NEWS:
Nephew of NPP Regional Chairman shot dead in kumasi
Sunday, May 12 2013

There has been another shooting incident in the Ashanti Regional Capital, Kumasi, leading to the death of the nephew of the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, F.F Antoh.

EDUCATION:
Mawuli SHS students living in fear
Monday, May 13 2013

Students of Mawuli School in Ho are now living in fear following the incessant attacks on them by unidentified people from the Ho Township.

ELECTION PETITION:
Tsatsu, Bawumia gear up for Round 8 of cross-examination
Monday, May 13 2013

Lead Counsel for the third respondent in the ongoing Presidential Election Petition will have another bite of the Cherie in Day Eight of his cross examination of the second petitioner on Monday.

HEALTH:
Accra Regional NHIS acquires new office
Monday, May 13 2013

The Minister of Health, Ms Sherry Ayitey, has inaugurated the Greater Accra regional office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) at Shiashie in Accra.

HEALTH:
Fears grow over deadly new virus
Monday, May 13 2013

The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.

SPORTS:
Kotoko shoot to top of Glo Premier League table
Monday, May 13 2013

Champion club Kumasi Asante Kotoko returned to the summit of the Glo Premier League standings yesterday after an emphatic victory over Arsenal at the Golden City Park toppled Berekum Chelsea who were crushed by Hearts of Oak in Accra.

FEATURE:
KVIPs, now abattoirs?
Monday, May 13 2013

As part of policy initiatives to address the sanitation situation in the country, the government of Ghana introduced the KVIPs system, otherwise referred to as “Kumasi ventilated improved pits” in the early 1990s.

SOCIAL:
Thunderstorm to hit Greater Accra, other parts of Ghana today
Monday, May 13 2013

The Ghana Meteorological Agency is warning of an approaching storm from the Eastern region through to the southern part of the country.

BUILSA:
Assemblyman pleads for more boreholes
Monday, May 13 2013

Inhabitants in the Uwasi electoral area are seriously struggling to access potable water as the area is lacking adequate water facilities to serve its people.

YILO K:
PM retains position
Monday, May 13 2013

Madam Rita Akosua Awatey, has retained her position as Presiding Member for the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region.

AHANTA W:
Aboadi/Fasin residents want electricity connected to clinic
Monday, May 13 2013

Residents of Aboadi/Fasin electoral area in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region are urging the government to come to its aid and extend electricity to the Fasin Clinic.

SOCIAL:
Nana Konadu wins international award
Tuesday, May 14 2013

The Peristrofi world Honourary International Awards has honoured two Ghanaian personalities for their immense contribution to the socio-economic development and national relations.

PRESIDENCY:
Gov’t to start daily Press briefings from thursday
Tuesday, May 14 2013

Government will from Thursday May 16, 2013 start holding daily press briefings at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

JAMAN S:
MP vows to stop galamsey activities
Tuesday, May 14 2013

MP for Jaman South, Hon. Yaw Afful has vowed to do everything possible to stop the influx of galamsey activities in the area.

TMA:
Tema East MP wants additional access road at Manhia
Tuesday, May 14 2013

Residents of Manhia will very soon breathe a sigh of relief as the Member of Parliament for Tema East Constituency; Hon. Daniel Titus-Glover is facilitating the construction of two (2) additional access roads in the area.

EFFUTU:
Ultra modern library for Winneba
Tuesday, May 14 2013

An ultra modern library complex is to be built in Winneba by the Sister City of Charlottesville, United State of America (USA).

GOMOA E:
Assembly elects new Presiding Member
Tuesday, May 14 2013

MR Fredrick Joe Arthur, Assembly member for Gomoa Buduatta and staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana, has been elected the Presiding Member of the Gomoa East District Assembly.

SOCIAL:
Nine Galamsey operators arrested
Wednesday, May 15 2013

Five persons, including four foreigners, have been arrested for allegedly engaging in illegal mining at Sekyere Obuasi in the Wassa East District in the Western Region.

PRESIDENCY: Mahama inaugurates committee to deal with illegal mining
Wednesday, May 15 2013

President John Dramani Mahama yesterday inaugurated an Inter-Ministerial Task Force to flush out Ghanaians and foreigners engaged in illegal mining (galamsey) in the country.

HEALTH:
Dialogue on TB prevention
Wednesday, May 15 2013

Traditionally, efforts to stop the spread of TB has been left to only health professionals in spite of the fact that local communities and people who are directly affected by TB  but have been cured have important roles to play as active partners to help halt the spread of the disease.

LAWRA:
Kumasaal residents plead for kindergarten
Wednesday, May 15 2013

Residents of Kumasaal in the Lawra district are pleading for the establishment of a kindergarten in the area so it could salvage the stress of children trekking long distances to school daily.

AGRIC:
Agriculture in Ghana, country brief
Wednesday, May 15 2013

Ghana’s total land area of 23.9 million hectares, about 57% is suitable for agricultural purposes

BIBIANI:
Assembly elects Mfantsiman SHS tutor as PM
Wednesday, May 15 2013

A 35-year old tutor of the Mfantsiman Senior High School (SHS), Mr Akwasi Agyei, has been elected by the Bibiani Anwiaso-Bekwai District Assembly as its Presiding Member (PM).

ENERGY:
ECG assures of stable power supply in Ashanti
Thursday, May 16 2013

The construction works on a second bulk power supply scheduled to be completed within four months, would improve the energy situation in Kumasi, says Mr Alex Boamah, Ashanti East Regional Engineer of Electricity Company of Ghana.

EDUCATION:
Teachers urged to be innovative in teaching science
Thursday, May 16 2013

Teachers have been advised to be  innovative in the teaching of science, particularly at the basic school level to make the subject interesting to pupils.

ELECTION PETITION:
SC to hear motion to cross examine three more witnesses
Thursday, May 16 2013

The Supreme Court will this morning hear a motion filed by all three respondents in the ongoing presidential election petition, seeking to cross examine three witnesses from the side of the petitioners.

NKWANTA N:
15 communities to be hooked to electricity
Thursday, May 16 2013

Mr. John Kwame Bless Oti, the Member of Parliament for Nkwanta North Constituency hopes to facilitate the connection of fifteen (15) more communities to the electricity national grid soon.

SAGNARIGU:
Mr. Sorogodoo gets DCE nomination
Thursday, May 16 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has nominated Mr. Alhassan Mohammed Sorogodoo as the District Chief Executive for the Sagnarigu District Assembly in the Northern Region.

EDUCATION:
Odotobri MP prepares students for BECE
Thursday, May 16 2013

Member of Parliament for Odotobri in the Ashante Region, Emmanuel Akwasi Gyamfi has organized mock examination for 35 Junior High Schools within his constituency.

SCHOOL FEEDING:
Caterers complain about weevil-infested rice
Friday, May 17 2013

Caterers  on the school feeding programme have complained about the rice provided  them by the Buffer Stock Company as too ill-scented and weevil-infested.

HEALTH:
Malaria parasite lures mosquito to human odour
Friday, May 17 2013

Mosquitoes carrying the malaria parasite are more attracted to human body odour than uninfected insects, a study suggests.

EDUCATION:
Asene MP intensifies efforts to improve education
Friday, May 17 2013

Member of Parliament for Asene Manso Akroso Constituency, Hon. Boateng Owusu Yaw has intensified efforts to ensure a convenient and improved teaching and learning conditions in Asene and its surrounding communities.

NKWANTA S:
Panku, Abubruwa get CHPS compound
Friday, May 17 2013

Easy accessibility to health delivery especially in deprived communities in the Nkwanta South District in the Volta Region has been given a boost with the construction of two new CHPS compounds in two communities.

SAWLA:
Assembly to salvage fallen standards of education
Friday, May 17 2013

Despite the heavy investment given to education in the Sawla-Tuna-kalba district, the standard of education in the area keep declining, as performance of the Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) for the past two years is gradually getting worse.

GA E:
Ashongman school accommodates 120 pupils in a class
Friday, May 17 2013

The Ashongman M/A school in the Ga East Municipality accommodate more than 120 pupils in a class, Assemblyman for Agbogba, Mr.  Joseph Owuo Armah has complained.

GA W:
Robbers invade Insakina township
Friday, May 17 2013

Whereas residents of Insakina Electoral Area in the Ga West Municipality struggle to make ends meet, nefarious activities of robbers continue to increase in the area on daily basis.

EKUMFI:
MP inspects Essuakyir water project
Friday, May 17 2013

The Member of Parliament for Ekumfi Constituency, Hon. Abeiku Crentsil, today paid a visit to the Esuekyire water supply plant  as part of efforts to ascertain the extent of work done on the first of its kind project.

SOCIAL:
Rawlings urges factual presentation of election trial
Saturday, May 18 2013

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, has called on media commentators on the election petition, to present the facts as they are being told in court and desist from twisting and reshaping facts to fit into people’s prejudices and political agendas.

ELECTION PETITION:
I’ll accept election petition verdict - Akufo - Addo
Saturday, May 18 2013

The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reiterated his commitment to maintain and support the peace prevailing in the country and also accept the outcome of the election petition before the Supreme Court.
 

PRESIDENCY:
Prez Mahama assures Asantehene of security in Kumasi
Saturday, May 18 2013

President John Mahama has given Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II the strongest assurance that criminal activities in Kumasi will soon be over.

DAFFIAMA B:
School dropout rate high in district
Sunday, May 19 2013

Mr Abu Kansangbata, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, has expressed concern about the 30 per cent school dropout rate among basic school pupils in the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa District.

STMA:
Workshop on NSFP held in Takoradi
Sunday, May 19 2013

Mr Ebenezer Teye Addo, Western Regional Minister, has called on stakeholders to develop workable proposals for an effective policy to sustain the National School Feeding Programme.

GA E:
Water project inaugurated for Sesemi community
Sunday, May 19 2013

The Accra Rotary Club, Adenta District, with support from the International Rotary in America, yesterday inaugurated an $8,000 water project for the Sesemi community in the Abokobi District of Greater Accra Region.

AMA:
Korle-Bu Maternity ward closed down due to power failure
Sunday, May 19 2013

Pregnant women due for delivery at the maternity ward of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital were Saturday redirected to the surgical department because the theatre at that ward had been closed down.

CRIME:
Another person killed in Kumasi
Monday, May 20 2013

A middle-aged man has been killed in yet another shooting incident in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi today.

ECONOMICS:
Developing nation’s share of global investment to rise by 2030
Monday, May 20 2013

Seventeen years from now, half the global stock of capital, totalling 8 trillion will reside in the developing world, compared to less than the current one-third.

HEALTH:
NLA registers 223 with NHIS
Monday, May 20 2013

Some of the 223 people in the Cape Coast Metropolis going through the registration process with the National Health Insurance Scheme through the magnanimity of the National Lotteries Authority, (NLA) at Brofoyedur.

NKWANTA SOUTH:
More communities get boreholes
Monday, May 20 2013

Seven boreholes have been drilled for some selected communities
in the Nkwanta South District in the Volta Region.

HEALTH:
National Blood Transfusion Service calls for gov’t, corporate support
Monday, May 20 2013

The Director of the National Blood Transfusion Services, Dr. Justina K. Ansah has called on government and other cooperate institutions and individuals to support blood donation programmes in order to enable the service to stock enough blood at the national blood bank.

KRACHI W:
Assembly improves infrastructure at midwifery schl
Monday, May 20 2013

The Krachi West District Assembly is making progress in an effort to improve infrastructure at the Midwifery Training School in the District.

SAWLA:
DCE commends Area Councils in revenue mobilization
Monday, May 20 2013

Mr. Isaac Mumuni Dramani, the District Chief Executive for the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district has hailed the impressive performance of the various Area Councils in revenue mobilization exercise in the area.

KADJEBI:
Assembly supports disabled
Tuesday, May 21 2013

Over GH¢100,000 has been disbursed  as seed money to 200 physically-challenged persons in the Kadjebi District in the Volta Region to enable them to engage in any self-employment ventures.

ENERGY:
ECG repairs burnt substation
Tuesday, May 21 2013

Portions of the Achimota substation which got burnt on Sunday, leading to a blackout in parts of Accra, has been repaired, says the Public Relations Manager of the company.

SOCIAL:
Former Prez Kufuor returns home from SA, Switzerland
Tuesday, May 21 2013

Former President John Agyekum Kufour on Monday returned home from South Africa and Switzerland after engagements to woe investors to Africa.

SOCIAL:
Govt hints of major shakeup at CEPS, GRA
Tuesday, May 21 2013

Government will in the next few days undertake a major shakeup within the Customs and Excise and Preventive Service, and review the leadership of the Ghana Revenue Authority.

NKWANTA SOUTH:
More markets receive facelift
Tuesday, May 21 2013

Construction works on a number of market projects in the Nkwanta South District in the Volta Region is progressing steadily, Chief Executive of the District has stated.

GOMOA E:
Assemblyman calls for electricity extension
Tuesday, May 21 2013

The Assemblyman for Gomoa Afransi Electoral Area, Mr. Dominic Ato Nyame has called for support from the Gomoa East District Assembly to extend electricity to other parts of the community in a bid to improve security in the area.

GA W:
Nsakina transport fares very high – Assemblyman
Tuesday, May 21 2013

Transport fares have been stable since fuel prices were increased some few months ago, but the situation is not the same at Nsakina, a town in the Ga West Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.

HEALTH:
HIV/AIDS programme launched in Western Region
Wednesday, May 22 2013

The West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF), a non-governmental organisation, has launched a project in the Western Region to help fight the spread of HIV/AIDS in the region.

RELIGION:
Hajj Committee announces package for 2013 pilgrimage
Wednesday, May 22 2013

The National Hajj Committee (NHC) says it is ready to ensure an incident free pilgrimage for Muslims this year.

SECURITY:
Takoradi Police to get tough on lawless motorists
Wednesday, May 22 2013

The Western Regional Police command has given a two-week ultimate to motorists in the metropolis to get vehicles and documents in shape or face the law.

W AKIM:
5 new CHPS compounds to improve health accessibility
Wednesday, May 22 2013

Construction works on five community-based health planning services (CHPS) Compounds for five communities in the Upper West Akim Constituency in the Eastern Region are at advanced stages of completion.

KRACHI W:
Kete Krachi market gets 10-seater wc
Wednesday, May 22 2013

The Krachi West District in the Volta Region has completed a 10-seater water closet toilet facility with baths at the Kete Krachi market.

SOCIAL:
Intelligent Addressing to be used for street naming in Ghana
Wednesday, May 22 2013

Ghana will use Intelligent Addressing (IA) technology from the UK to name streets and properties in Ghana.

KMA:
CCTV cameras to be installed to check crimes
Wednesday, May 22 2013

Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras are to be installed at strategic locations in the central business district and some flashpoints in the Kumasi Metropolis as part of efforts by the city authorities to fight crime.

WASSA E:
Presiding Member re-elected
Wednesday, May 22 2013

Members of the Wassa Amenfi East District Assembly in the Western Region have re-elected Mr. Stephen Mensah Kwofie as the Presiding Member of the Assembly at Daboase

NINGO P:
Hope City moved to Prampram
Wednesday, May 22 2013

The construction site for Africa’s biggest technology park, HOPE CITY has now been moved to Prampram from Donkonaa, an area between Weija and Kosoa.

SOCIAL:
Chinua Achebe to be buried today
Thursday, May 23 2013

Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in March, is due to be buried in his home town in Anambra state.

ELECTION PETITION:
Asiedu Nketia takes over baton
Thursday, May 23 2013

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, will, today, May 23, 2013, testify in the petition challenging the declaration of President John Dramani Mahama as the winner of the 2012 presidential election at the Supreme Court.

EDUCATION:
School feeding programme receives $1.6m support
Thursday, May 23 2013

Ghana is to benefit from a $1.6 million food project to support the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).

AMA :
Assembly intensifies exercise to rid markets of illegal activities
Thursday, May 23 2013

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has begun an intensive exercise to rid markets in the metropolis of any illegal activities.

SAWLA:
Assembly members urged to promote tree planting exercise
Thursday, May 23 2013

The District Chief Executive for Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district, Isaac Mumuni Dramani has charged assembly members to help promote and encourage tree planting exercise in their respective jurisdiction to assist forestall some natural disaster in the area.

STMA :
P.V. Obeng calls for effective spatial planning for coastal districts
Thursday, May 23 2013

Mr Paul Victor Obeng, Senior Presidential Advisor, has underscored the need for effective spatial planning for the six coastal districts along the Jubilee Oil Field in the Western Region.

AFRAM P S :
PM wants mobile connectivity improved
Thursday, May 23 2013

The Presiding Member for the Afram Plains South District in the Eastern Region, Anthony Mensah has bemoaned the poor mobile phone connectivity in the Asanyansu area.

ENVIRONMENT:
Govt needs GH¢443m to improve water, sanitation
Friday, May 24 2013

The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has underscored the need for public-private partnerships to pool resources to solve the water and sanitation problems confronting the nation.

PRESIDENCY:
President Mahama leaves for AU Jubilee summit
Friday, May 24 2013

President John Mahama has left Accra for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 50th anniversary of the African Union (AU).

AGONA E:
Assembly suspends election of PM
Friday, May 24 2013

The controversy surrounding the election of a new Presiding Member  of the Agona East District Assembly seems not to be over, and for the second time, the election has been postponed.

AHANTA W:
Anyaano residents want Teachers bungalow built at Amokan
Friday, May 24 2013

Residents of Anyaano Electoral area in the Ahanta West District in the Western Region have appealed to the Ahanta West District Assembly to come to their aid by constructing a teachers’ bungalow in Amokan.

KWAHU N:
Assemblyman appeals for furniture for schools
Friday, May 24 2013

The issues of inadequate schools infrastructure and logistics are by now a common knowledge to every one in the country and the effects on quality education across the country.

SPORTS:
Ghana names 25 for World Cup double
Friday, May 24 2013

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has named a 25-man squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers against Sudan and Lesotho.

SEKYERE C:
Assembly re-elects PM
Friday, May 24 2013

Incumbent Presiding Member (PM) of the Sekyere Central District Assembly, Mr Edward Afoakwa Sekyere, has been re-elected by the members.

POLITICS:
Bawumia should be next NPP Flagbearer – Appiah-Ofori
Saturday, May 25 2013

A senior member of the main opposition New Patriotic Party, Mr. P. C. Appiah-Ofori has told XYZ News that his party’s 2012 Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia should be made the “automatic” successor of the Party’s 2012 Presidential Candidate Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo Addo.

PRESIDENCY:
Gov’t declares Monday public Holiday
Saturday, May 25 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday by Executive Instrument declared Monday, May 27 as a statutory public holiday.

EDUCATION:
We have no funds to pay stranded students - GETFund
Saturday, May 25 2013

The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) Stephen Baffoe has stated that his office does not have enough funds to pay the allowances and fees of scores of stranded and frustrated Ghanaian students on scholarship in the UK and other parts of Europe.

SOCIAL:
NPP calls on AU Leaders to empower Africans
Saturday, May 25 2013

The New Patriotic Party of Ghana joins all the peoples of Africa in celebrating the golden jubilee anniversary of the African Union, formerly the Organisation of African Unity.

AU DAY:
African heads of state convenes in Addis Ababa to commemorate Jubilee anniversary
Saturday, May 25 2013

African Heads of State and leaders have today gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to commemorate African Union Jubillee anniversary.

SOCIAL:
Customs destroys large quantity of smuggled cigarettes
Sunday, May 26 2013

The Customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority in the Upper West region has destroyed 950 bundles of Royal filter cigarettes which were being smuggled to the region for sale.

AMA:
Kantamanto traders furious as AMA demolishes wooden structures
Sunday, May 26 2013

Officials of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) have demolished newly erected wooden structures being used by traders to sell at Kantamanto, central business district of Accra.

SOCIAL:
MMDAs failing to release Common Fund to PWD
Sunday, May 26 2013

The Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) has said some Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) were failing to release the two per cent Common Fund meant for Persons With Disability (PWD).

HEALTH:
GMA calls on Fair Wages Commission to honour NLC directive
Monday, May 27 2013

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to honour the directive to restore and pay the doctors their conversion difference.

ENERGY:
ECG denies power discrimination against Ashanti Region
Monday, May 27 2013

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has debunked rumours in the Ashanti Region that the region is being discriminated against in power distribution. 

TRANSPORTATION:
Six-lane Lagos- Abidjan highway in 2014
Monday, May 27 2013

Ghana has agreed with four other West African neighbours to invest and expand the Lagos- Abidjan highway into a six-lane road to among others, boost trade among them.

SOCIAL:
Prez. Mahama to hold talks with French Prez
Tuesday, May 28 2013

Ghana’s President John Mahama will Tuesday afternoon hold talks with French President Francois Hollande.

YENDI:
Rainstorm kills family, lightning strikes one dead
Tuesday, May 28 2013

Another severe rainstorm hit the Yendi Municipality last Friday killing four people and destroying several properties and structures.

HEALTH:
Herbalist wants NHIS law reviewed to cover herbal medicines
Tuesday, May 28 2013

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aponche Clinic, Kwesi Afriyie-Badu is advocating an amendment of the National Health Insurance (NHI) law to allow people to access health care from accredited herbal and traditional healers.

AFRAM P S:
Hook Asanyansu to national grid-Assemblyman
Tuesday, May 28 2013

Mr. Anthony Mensah, the Assemblyman for the Asanyansu Electoral area in the Afram Plains South District is worried about delays in extending electricity to the electoral area.

SECURITY:
GNFS records increase fire out break in C/R
Wednesday, May 29 2013

The Central Regional office of Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) recorded a total of 499 fire outs breaks last year as against 317 in 2011, representing a 182 increase of cases.

ENERGY:
Ministry announces temporary load shedding
Wednesday, May 29 2013

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum says a short-term load management programme has begun over the weekend and is expected to continue for the next seven days.

HEALTH:
FWSC heads for court to stop payment of conversion difference to doctors
Wednesday, May 29 2013

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) says the payment of conversion difference and market premium to public sector doctors can collapse the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).

ADANSI N:
New health centre handed over at Fomena
Wednesday, May 29 2013

The whole town of Fomena was in high spirit when a newly completed health centre was handed over to health authorities to manage the facility in the Adansi North District.

SAWLA:
District submits priority projects for implementation
Wednesday, May 29 2013

Mr Isaac Mumuni Dramani, District Chief Executive for the Sawla-Tuna Kalba District has said that its priority projects submitted to government for consideration would obviously pave way to improve the development needs of the district.

KMA:
More funds for Ashanti Education -Minister
Thursday, May 30 2013

Government has over the past four years placed a total of GH¢120 million into the development of education in Ashanti, the Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku, has said.

TOURISM:
Over 100,000 people visit Cape Coast/Elmina Castles
Wednesday, May 29 2013

The Cape Coast Castle recorded  109,916 foreign and local visitors  from January to December  last year,  as against  97,603 in 2011,  representing  an increase of 12, 313 visitors.

MAMPONG:
Assemblies urged to improve on IGF
Thursday, May 30 2013

Mr Eric Opoku, Ashanti Regional Minister, has urged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to do more to enhance their revenue generation performance.

SAVELUGU:
Nanton MP builds Mosque at Kaduwa
Thursday, May 30 2013

Mr. Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, the Member of Parliament for Nanton in the Northern region is earnestly leaving no stone unturned to enhance the social lives of his constituents with the provision of some essential infrastructure in the area.

Asante A C:
Five sworn in as Gov’t Appointees
Thursday, May 30 2013

Five (5) new appointees were last week sworn in as memebers of the Konongo District Assembly.

BIRIM C:
Asene MP receives support to complete new sch project
Friday, May 31 2013

Member of Parliament for the Asene- Manso- Akroso constituency, Hon. Boateng Owusu Yaw has received a helping hand from A. K. Wood Company Limited, a leading ply-wood manufacturing company in country.

KRACHI N:
District needs ambulance service
Friday, May 31 2013

The Member of Parliament for Krachi Nchumuru, John Majisi is advocating for the extension of the national ambulance service to the area to help improve health delivery.

SOCIAL:
“Africa needs a collective voice” - Prez Mahama
Friday, May 31 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday stated that the only way Africa could develop and overcome its challenges is to provide a collective and common voice in pursuing development agend

E MAMPRUSI:
PM wants government to ensure timely flow of funds
Friday, May 31 2013

Mr. Tibila Sandow, Presiding Member for the East Mamprusi district has appealed to government to ensure a regular and prompt release of funds due the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA’s) to enable the assemblies undertake the necessary projects for the people.

GA E:
We are ready for the rains – MCE
Friday, May 31 2013

Municipal Chief Executive for Ga East, Mr. John Kwao Sackey has assured residents in the municipality of pragmatic measures adopted by the Assembly to reduce the perennial flooding which usually faces the area.

KINTAMPO S:
GH¢30,000 abattoir for Jema inaugurated
Friday, May 31 2013

Mr Kwadwo Nyame Datiakwa, Kintampo South District Chief Executive, has called on butchers to be wary of communicable diseases in animals they slaughter for human consumption.