GUSHEGU:
Maintenance works ongoing on two feeder roads
Thursday, May 08 2014

For the purpose of improving the road network to boost transportation in the area, the Gushegu district assembly in collaboration with the Department of feeder Roads is undertaking some road maintenance on at least two different stretches of road in the district.

TECHIMAN:
Developers to submits plans to Assembly
Thursday, May 08 2014

Mr. Philip Oppong Amponsah, the Techiman Municipal Chief Executive, has appealed to public and private developers to submit their structural drawings to the Assembly for vetting.

TAMALE:
SOS Village offers support to 98 under privileged
Friday, May 02 2014

The SOS village in Tamale, under its Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) has trained 98 artisans and equipped them with the necessary tools to help break the cycle of poverty.

HEALTH:
Gt. Accra lead in maternal mortality
Friday, May 02 2014

Dr Linda A. Vanetoo, Greater-Accra Regional Health Director on Wednesday said the Region recorded the highest number of maternal deaths last year, with 201 cases nationwide.

W AKIM:
Gov’t assures farmers of good prices
Friday, May 02 2014

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Wednesday assured farmers in the country that Government would pay good prices for their products to maintain the nations agro-processing industries.

SOCIAL:
Prez determined to turn Ghana’s Economic Fortunes
Friday, May 02 2014

President John Mahama says his government is determined to implement policies that will turn the economic fortunes of the country around.

FANTEAKWA:
FDA to harness tourism potential
Friday, May 02 2014

The Fanteakwa District Assembly(FDA) is one of the 26 Municipal and District assemblies (MMDAs) in the Eastern Region which was carved out of the old East Akyem District Council by Legislative Instrument (LI) 1411 of 1988, in pursuance of the government’s decentralization policy and local government reform policy.

SOCIAL:
Labour agrees 14.5% minimum wage; 10% COLA
Saturday, May 03 2014

The Ghana Trade Union Congress (TUC) has agreed a 14.5 percent minimum wage increase for 2014. The new minimum wage will be Ghc6 as earlier reported by XYZ News. It was Ghc5.24 for 2013.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama embarks on three-day tour to Ashanti
Saturday, May 03 2014

President John Dramani Mahama is embarking on athree-day official visit to the Ashanti Region, Mr Ben Dotsei Malor, Head of Communications and Presidential Spokesman has announced.

EDUCATION:
Gov’t to roll out free shoes for schoolchildren
Saturday, May 03 2014

The government is to roll out a programme to supply free sandals and shoes to schoolchildren using the Defence Industrial Holding Company (DIHOC) footwear division, formerly the Kumasi Shoe Factory, as the main production centre.

ENERGY:
Load shedding not over - VRA
Sunday, May 04 2014

The Volta River Authority (VRA) says the load shedding may not end anytime soon as repair works on power plants across the country are not yet complete.

SPORTS:
‘Judgment day’ bout rescheduled again
Sunday, May 04 2014

Hopefully boxers Bukom Banku and Ayitey Powers will have their fistful day in the ring on May 15 rather than the next day.

SOCIAL:
Mahama meets Asantehene
Sunday, May 04 2014

President John Mahama is due to inaugurate a water project at Asante Mampong as he continues his tour of the Ashanti Region

MAMPONG:
Mahama inaugurates $21.6m water project
Monday, May 05 2014

The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has inaugurated the $ 21.6 million Mampong Water Supply Rehabilitation and Expansion Project in the Ashanti Region with a call on Ghanaians to have hope in the government to deliver on its electoral promises.

BUSINESS:
Ghana to lose over $600 million over falling gold prices
Monday, May 05 2014

The Minerals Com­mission is predicting that Ghana will lose 500,000 ounces of gold this year as result of a declining gold prices, which has force some mining companies to suspend their operations.

ENERGY:
GE to produce 1000 MW power
Monday, May 05 2014

American multinational conglomerate, General Electric (GE) is to build a 1000-megawatt (MW) thermal power plant in Ghana.

BOLGA:
Health Minister launches child health week in Bolgatanga
Monday, May 05 2014

Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Health, has disclosed that Ghana had chalked significant successes in child health promotions by recording zeros in some key child health promotion targets.

AHAFO ANO S:
Cocoa farmers’ bonuses to be paid
Monday, May 05 2014

Good news for cocoa farmers within the country as President Mahama has assured of Government efforts to pay their bonuses to them.

TAMALE:
Stakeholders discuss education in 3 northern regions
Monday, May 05 2014

The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Muniri Mohammed Limuna, has appealed to stakeholders in education to re-double their efforts at halting the decline in the standards of education in the three Northern Regions.

AMA:
New school block inaugurated at Darkuman-Kokompe
Monday, May 05 2014

A three-storey 18-unit classroom block has been inaugurated by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) at Darkuman-Kokompe in Accra.

LADMA:
’Clean Communities’ initiative launched at Kaklamadu
Monday, May 05 2014

An initiative to make Ghana one of the cleanest countries in the world has been launched at Kaklamadu in the La Dade-Kotopon Municipality in the Greater Accra Region.

AMANSIE W:
We need to intensify revenue generation - DCE
Monday, May 05 2014

Mr Alex Kwame Bonsu, Amansie West District Chief Executive(DCE), has urged assembly members to show greater involvement in revenue generation.

SISSALA W:
Parents urged to strive hard to cater for their children’s education
Monday, May 05 2014

Parents have been advised against entrusting their children’s education absolutely in the hands of politicians no matter their social and economic circumstance.

DORMAA C:
Assembly commends Star-Ghana
Monday, May 05 2014

Mr Gordon Kwaku Asubonteng, Dormaa Central Municipal Chief Executive, has commended Star-Ghana for the support in deepening local governance system in the country.

AMANSIE C:
Assembly appeals for help to assist rain victims
Monday, May 05 2014

A number of educational facilities that suffered some levels of damage as a result of heavy down pour in the Amansie Central District in the Ashanti Region needs urgent help to get the students back to the classroom.

AGRICULTURE:
Mahama pledges adequate funding to poultry farmers
Tuesday, May 06 2014

President John Dramani Mahama has promised to work out adequate funding and credit facilities for poultry farmers throughout the country to make Ghana a net exporter of poultry products in the coming years.

ATWIMA M:
Work on Nyinahin-Kyekyewere road completed
Tuesday, May 06 2014

Rehabilitation works on the first phase of  the 18-kilometre Nyinahin-Kyekyewere road in  the Atwima Mponua District in  the Ashanti Region have been completed.

SOCIAL:
Veep in Houston, Texas to promote Ghana’s oil industry
Tuesday, May 06 2014

The Vice President, K. B. Amissah-Arthur, has arrived in Houston, Texas for this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2014).

U MANYA K:
Residents appeals to NCA
Tuesday, May 06 2014

Some communities in the Upper Manya Krobo District have expressed worry over the poor network services of mobile telecommunication companies in the area which is affecting trading and their businesses and appealed to the National Communication Authority to compel the telecom companies to provide value for money services.

UPPER W AKIM:
Development on course
Tuesday, May 06 2014

In June 2012, the Upper West Akyem District was created out of the vast West Akyem municipality.

AGONA W:
Assembly takes steps to fix Swedru bailey bridge
Tuesday, May 06 2014

Mr. Samuel Oppong, Agona West Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has stated that steps are being taken to fix the Swedru bailey bridge which collapsed about four months ago, to help reduce vehicle and traffic congestion.

AMANSIE C:
Youth urged to be discipline and hardworking
Tuesday, May 06 2014

The youth groups of Amansie Central have been asked to refrain from criminal activities and other social vices that are likely to destroy their future.

SPORTS:
Bukom, Powers face life ban over ‘judgment night’ bout
Wednesday, May 07 2014

The Ghana Boxing Authority has threatened to slap a life time ban on Boxers Bukom Banku and Ayittey Powers if the two went ahead to carry out a threat to boycott the May 15 ‘judgment night’ bout.

BUSINESS:
Invest in our oil sector – Veep tells investors in Texas
Wednesday, May 07 2014

Vice President K. B. Amissah-Arthur has called for closer collaboration with the City of Houston, Texas particularly in the oil and gas sector, observing that, such collaboration could be mutually beneficial.

SOCIAL:
Health personnel tasked to accept postings to rural areas
Wednesday, May 07 2014

The Western Regional Minister, Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, has appealed to nurses to accept postings to rural areas where their services are needed.

ASUNAFO N:
Assembly ready to complete abandoned police post
Wednesday, May 07 2014

Alhaji Mohammed Kwaku Doku, Asunafo North Municipal Chief Executive, has emphasized the Assemblys commitment and readiness to facilitate the completion of a police post project at Fawohoyeden, a cocoa-growing community in the municipality.

EDUCATION:
Gov’t hypes its achievements in education
Wednesday, May 07 2014

Government has released a list of what it calls highlights of its initiatives in Education under the presidency of John Dramani Mahama.

BOLGA:
Good customary practices must improve child development - Minister
Wednesday, May 07 2014

Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Upper East Regional Minister, has advocated the withdrawal of customs and traditions that are inimical to the proper development of children and the family system.

SOCIAL:
Don’t over tax businesses – Mahama to MMDCEs
Thursday, May 08 2014

President John Mahama has cautioned Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) not to over burden businesses within their jurisdiction with tax.

EDUCATION:
NAGRAT to strike on May 16
Thursday, May 08 2014

Graduate teachers across the country are threatening to lay down their tools from Friday, May 16 if government fails to address outstanding issues affecting their welfare.

SOCIAL:
All set for first National Economic Forum next week
Thursday, May 08 2014

Government has set Tuesday May 13, 2014 for the first ever National Economic Forum aimed at achieving consensus on policies, strategies and measures to accelerate Ghana’s transition from a lower middle income nation to an upper middle income economy.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama to hold discussions with Goodluck Jonathan
Thursday, May 08 2014

President John Dramani Mahama will be holding discussions with Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja, today, Thursday, 8th May 2014.

OFFINSO N:
Assembly pledges firm action to control mining
Thursday, May 08 2014

The Offinso North District Assembly has vowed to act firmly to control small-scale mining operations in the area to protect the environment

TECHIMAN:
Assembly improves revenue
Thursday, May 08 2014

The Techiman Municipal Assembly collected GH¢559,655 internally generated fund between January and February.

SECURITY:
Stop Wearing Unapproved Uniforms — Police
Friday, May 09 2014

The Ghana Police Service has issued a fresh warning to private security companies in the country to desist from flouting the regulations on the use of accoutrements (personnel clothing, accessories etc.) that bear a close resemblance to those of the regular uniformed state security services.

SOCIAL:
EC sets June 20 for limited registration
Friday, May 09 2014


The Electoral Commission (EC) is embarking  on a revision of the voters register from Friday, June 20 to Sunday, June 29, 2014. The revision is a limited voter registration intended to offer Ghanaians who have attained the voting age of 18 years since the last registration in 2012 and those who were above 18 years but could not, for various reasons, register as voters in 2012 the opportunity to register now.

CRIME:
31 criminals arrested in Tema metropolis
Friday, May 09 2014

Thirty one suspected criminals have been arrested in a special police swoop in Ashaiman and its environs as part of efforts to rid the Metropolis of criminals.

SPORTS:
Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah
Friday, May 09 2014

Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah is holding close to his chest the names of his 30-man provisional World Cup squad until he officially releases it on Monday. But even as he keeps his players and the nation in suspense, the coach maintains the squad will not have any surprises.

SOCIAL:
Metropolitan Assemblies to be taken off DACF if… - Minister
Friday, May 09 2014

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu is suggesting for the removal of some Metropolitan Assemblies from the Central Government’s statutory funds.

EKUMFI:
Prospects of Ekumfi District
Friday, May 09 2014

The Ekumfi District was established in 2012 by L.I. 2170. The district capital is Essarkyir and is one of the 20 districts in the Central Region.

KETA:
New school complex inaugurated at Vodza
Friday, May 09 2014

A school complex and teachers’ quarters have been inaugurated for the people of Vodza in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region.

GUSHEGU:
Assembly promotes Mango plantation at Sanpiga, Kpatili
Friday, May 09 2014

The Gushegu district is yearning to turn around its economic fortunes through agric with a high commitment to expand the Mango Plantation Project and climate change captured under the Ghana Social Opportunity Project (GSOP).

BOLGA:
MP commits GHS 60,000 to desilt dams
Friday, May 09 2014

The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Hon. Akolbire Opam –Brown Emmanuel is to commit a sum of GHS 60,000 to desilt at least three major dams in two communities of his constituency.

SOCIAL:
MMDCEs resolve to support implementation of ’Better Ghana’ agenda
Friday, May 09 2014

The conference of Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) has resolved to vigorously support the President’s vision, policies, programmes and projects in the execution of the Better Ghana agenda.

ECONOMICS:
Council of State charges Mahama to solve economic difficulties
Saturday, May 10 2014

The Chairman of the Council of State has admonished President John Mahama to take bold and decisive steps to confront the current economic difficulties the country is facing.

ECONOMICS:
State loses $ 16 million of stumpage values - study
Saturday, May 10 2014

A study shows that the state from 2003 to 2013 lost $ 16 million of stumpage value of timber due to the inability of the Forestry Commission to review and publish new fees within the period.

SOCIAL:
Gender Ministry salutes mothers
Sunday, May 11 2014

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Sunday saluted all Gallant Mothers in the world for their sacrifice and selflessness as the world marks Mother’s Day.

STM:
Takoradi to have a Library complex
Sunday, May 11 2014

The Takoradi library is to be reconstructed to help inculcate the habit of reading in school children in Sekondi/Takoradi and its environs.

N JUABEN:
New Juaben South MP supports Koforidua Nursing Training College
Sunday, May 11 2014

Dr Mark Assibey-Yeboah, Member of Parliament for New Juaben South has presented a cheque of GH¢1,000.00 and a set of computer with accessories to the Koforidua Nursing Training College in support of the 50th anniversary celebration of the school.

BOLGA:
New school blocks for Socabisi, Tindonmolgo shortly
Monday, May 12 2014

Efforts targeted at improving quality education is on course in the Bolgatanga municipality, as the Member of Parliament for Bolga Central, Hon. Akolbire Opam-Brown Emmanuel has managed to provide certain basic schools with two school block facilities in his constituency.

NSAWAM:
Adamorobe appeal for elimination of landguards
Monday, May 12 2014

Abusuapayin Kofi Duodu of the Kwaakwa Siampong Asekyere Family of Adamorobe, has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to flush out the land guards in the area.

HEALTH:
C/R Minister pledges support For Regional Hospital
Monday, May 12 2014

The Central Regional Minister, Mr E.K.T. Addo, has assured the staff and management of the regional hospital of the readiness of the Regional Co-ordinating Council’s (RCC) to assist them in their operations.

AMA:
Ban on noise making begins today, churches told to obey directive
Monday, May 12 2014

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has called on churches operating within its jurisdiction to respect the ban on noise making and drumming in order to avoid confrontation with the Ga traditional authorities. 

ATEBUBU:
SSNIT holds seminar on new system
Monday, May 12 2014

The Ashanti Manpong branch office of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust SSNIT has organized a day’s seminar for employers on its new operational business suite OBS in Atebubu.

DORMAA:
Assembly supports brilliant students
Monday, May 12 2014

The Dormaa Municipal Assembly awarded GH¢ 50,000 worth of scholarships to brilliant but needy students in the municipality in 2013, Mr Peter Nketiah, Municipal Budget Analyst disclosed.

SPORTS:
Ghana names 26-man squad for World Cup
Monday, May 12 2014

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah announced his 26-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

SOCIAL:
All set for National Economic Forum
Monday, May 12 2014

Government, the private sector and cross section of the Ghanaian public will tomorrow profess plans necessary to address defects in the economy at the first national economic forum scheduled for Tuesday.

GA E:
Assembly to acquire waste recycling plant –MCE
Monday, May 12 2014

Very soon, the Ga East Municipal Assembly will own a waste recycling plant to professionally manage waste within the Greater Accra Region and surrounding areas.

K NANKANA E:
NHRC establishes welfare fund
Monday, May 12 2014

The Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC) has instituted a provident fund for its staff into which the authorities pay 40 Ghana Cedis per staff per month to give the workers some financial cushioning at their retirement. In addition, the Centre has put in place a 200,000 Ghana Cedi staff revolving loan fund for the staff with very low interest rates ranging from 5% to 10%.

AMA:
”Accra will suffer poor waste collection till …” – AMA boss
Monday, May 12 2014

Residents living in Ghana’s capital city  will have to endure poor waste management processes due to the lack of landfill sites, the Mayor of Accra has revealed.

BIRIM C:
Rehabilitated Lorry Park increases Assembly’s revenue
Tuesday, May 13 2014

The Birim Central Assembly has completed the first phase of the rehabilitation work on the Akim Oda main lorry park.

TMA:
Churches urged to help PWD’s
Tuesday, May 13 2014

Pastor Sam Lannier Williams, Reverend Minister in-charge of the hearing impaired in the Church of Christ-Ghana, has urged churches to pay attention to Persons With Disability PWD) in the society.

AHAFO ANO N:
Traditional leader pleads for intervention on Ahafo Ano roads
Tuesday, May 13 2014

The Omanhene of Tepa, Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem, has appealed to government to act quickly to tackle the bad roads in the Ahafo-Ano North District.

U MANYA K:
Grains processing center lying idlle at Asesewa
Tuesday, May 13 2014

A multi-million-cedi grains processing facility, established under the Private-Public Partnership Agreement between the Millennium Development Authority (MIDA), and a private investor, to provide drying, shelling and storage of grains, including maize facilities for farmers in the Upper Manya Krobo, Fanteakwa and Lower Manya Krobo Districts, is lying idle at Asesewa.

AKATSI N:
DCE institute measures to protect school, government lands
Tuesday, May 13 2014

School heads in the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region have been directed to take necessary measures to obtain the right land boundaries of their schools for proper documentation and protection.

AGONA WEST:
Nine Schools Score Zero Percent In BECE
Tuesday, May 13 2014

A total of nine schools in the Agona West Municipality of the Central Region scored zero percent in the 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).

U MANYA K:
Grains processing center lying idlle at Asesewa
Tuesday, May 13 2014

A multi-million-cedi grains processing facility, established under the Private-Public Partnership Agreement between the Millennium Development Authority (MIDA), and a private investor, to provide drying, shelling and storage of grains, including maize facilities for farmers in the Upper Manya Krobo, Fanteakwa and Lower Manya Krobo Districts, is lying idle at Asesewa.

KWABRE E:
Peace and security our concern – DCE
Tuesday, May 13 2014

The District Chief Executive for Kwabre East, Adams Iddisah has reiterated the Assembly’s resolve to make the security of the lives and properties of the people of the district their uppermost priority.

AMANSIE C:
Energy boost for Jacobu Township
Tuesday, May 13 2014

The Electricity Company of Ghana, ECG has commissioned 5 more transformers to provide additional voltage to supply communities in the Amansie Central District capital, Jacobu.

TAMALE:
Assembly embarks on decongestion exercise
Tuesday, May 13 2014

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly has embarked on a decongestion exercise to allow the free flow of traffic and pave way for the construction of an ultra modern market for the metropolis.

SOCIAL:
Local Assemblies to seek own funds for Devt
Wednesday, May 14 2014

The government is to support local authorities, starting from selected metropolitan and municipal assemblies, to implement projects with loans which the assemblies will pay back themselves.

HEALTH:
Northern Region records 1,278 Still Births
Wednesday, May 14 2014

The Northern Region recorded a total of 87,765 in deliveries in 2013 across the various health facilities of the Ghana Health Service, out of which 1,278 were still-births.

S TONGU:
DCE suggests prosecution of illegal developers
Wednesday, May 14 2014

District Chief Executive for the South Tongu District, Samuel Eworyi fears unauthorized development of structures in various communities in the district may have dire consequences on the people in the event of fire outbreaks.

BOKO HARAM:
Pres. Mahama discusses efforts to stand in solidarity with Nigeria
Wednesday, May 14 2014

In my capacity as Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, I have recently consulted with the presidents of our member nations regarding the horrific kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls.

KWABRE E:
CSW management team inaugurated
Wednesday, May 14 2014

A 14 member management team has been inaugurated at Mamponteng, the district capital of the Kwabre East district to manage the water and sanitation issues in the Mamponteng Township.

FEATURE:
Good leadership begets good transformation-the case of Akatsi North District
Wednesday, May 14 2014

A competent and reliable leader is one who does not throw his hand in despair but is able to innovate and make judicious use of available resources to promote growth and development.

GA W:
Assembly vows to seal revenue leakages
Wednesday, May 14 2014

The Ga West Municipal Assembly has vowed to reduce revenue leakages in any form by putting certain measures in place to help champion this agenda.

ASOKORE M:
Ongoing projects to be completed-PM
Wednesday, May 14 2014

The Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly has reassured  its commitment to complete all ongoing projects before new ones are awarded on contract, Presiding Member for the Assembly,  Mr. Anokye Frimpong has said in an interview.

SUNYANI:
Reduction in fire outbreaks in Brong Ahafo
Wednesday, May 14 2014

A total of 168 fire outbreaks were recorded between January and March this year, destroying property estimated at about GHs 184,991.

TANO N:
Tanoso Nurses training school faces infrastructural challenges
Wednesday, May 14 2014

The Community Health Nurses Training School (CHNTS) at Tanoso in the Tano-North District  of Brong-Ahafo Region is beset with infrastructural challenges, Mr William A. Abotzabire, the Principal bemoaned on Friday.

TARKWA:
Maternal mortality cases increase in Tarkwa Nsueam
Wednesday, May 14 2014

The Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality in 2012 recorded eight maternal deaths as against 15 in 2013.

AMA:
Assembly secures loan for engineered landfill site
Wednesday, May 14 2014

Local authorities within the Greater Accra Region have over the years been battling with issues relating to collecting and dumping of waste due to lack of landfill sites.

KPONE K:
More food for school children
Wednesday, May 14 2014

Parents in Kpone-Katamanso District of the Greater-Accra Region have been assured of the availability of food for their wards in schools which are on the School Feeding Programme.

ECONOMIC:
Inflation for April hits 14.7%
Thursday, May 15 2014

Inflation for the month of April has hit a high rate of 14.7 percent. This figure was up from a rate of 14.5 percent recorded in March.

BUSINESS:
Private sector should turn to capital market - Terkper
Thursday, May 15 2014

Finance Minister Mr Seth Terkper, has asked the private sector to take full advantage of the capital market to expand their operations to create more employment opportunities for the youth.

GA W:
PM wants more incentives for Assembly Members
Thursday, May 15 2014

The Presiding Member for the Ga West Municipal Assembly, Hon. Daniel Darko Doodo is pleading on government to come to the aid of Assembly Members by cushioning them with incentives to augment that of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

EDUCATION:
POTAG Declares Nationwide Strike
Thursday, May 15 2014

The Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) will begin an indefinite nationwide strike today. POTAG is protesting the unwillingness on the part of government to pay their Book and Research Allowance for the 2013/2014 academic year.

ECONOMIC:
Government to spend within its means
Thursday, May 15 2014

Government will be forced to spend within its means, as a law is being considered to arrest the persistent over-expenditure that caused Ghana’s record 12.0% deficit, Joy News sources at the National Economic Forum have revealed.

KMA:
Assembly embarks on tree planting project
Thursday, May 15 2014

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) is set to reward school children who partake in the assembly’s ‘Me and my tree competition’, which forms part of the Kumasi Urban Forestry Project.

SOCIAL:
Senchi Consensus will urgently be implemented – Mahama
Friday, May 16 2014

The President, John Mahama has promised that his government will exhibit the same sense of urgency the participants at the just ended National Economic Forum approached the discussions to solve the nation’s economic challenges.

WATER CRISIS:
Weija Treatment Plant to be shut down today
Friday, May 16 2014

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced a two-day shutdown of the Weija Treatment Plant beginning Friday, May 16.

EDUCATION:
NAGRAT begins strike today
Friday, May 16 2014

Members of the National Association Graduate of Teachers (NAGRAT) will begin its nationwide strike on Friday.

ASUNAFO S:
Campaign against HIV/AIDS intensified
Friday, May 16 2014

Unprotected sex has been identified as a major contributory factor to the high rate of HIV/AIDS in the Brong Ahafo region.

GOMOA W:
Assembly undertakes projects
Friday, May 16 2014

A modern clinic is being constructed at Gomoa Brofo in the Gomoa West District in the Central Region to help address the health needs of the people in the district.

SOCIAL:
Delay in DACF not source of waste collection problems-Minister
Friday, May 16 2014

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu has stated emphatically that the waste management problem facing the country in recent times especially the Greater Accra Region has nothing to do with the delay in the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF).

ADA E:
Minister inspects Ada Coastal Line Project
Friday, May 16 2014

Alhaji Collins Dawuda, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing (MWR&WH) on Thursday inspected ongoing works at the Ada Coastal Protection project in the Ada East District of the Greater Accra Region.

ASHAIMAN:
Assembly exceeds revenue target
Saturday, May 17 2014

The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) in 2013 increased its Internally Generated Fund (IGF) shot up to GH¢1,823,641.59 over the GH¢1,744,417.42 the Assembly estimated.

INTERNATIONAL:
Angola’s first post-colonial census starts
Saturday, May 17 2014

Oil-rich Angola is holding its first national census since 1970 – when the country was still a Portuguese colony.

ABURA:
17 HIV/AIDS cases recorded in first quarters
Saturday, May 17 2014

District Chief Executive for the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District, William Atta-Mends is worried about the rate of HIV/AIDS infections in the district with 17 reported cases in the first quarter of this year.

KWABRE E:
Call for proper policy on child welfare advocated
Saturday, May 17 2014

Various participants at a three day sub-national consultation programme on the Child and Family Welfare Policy (CFWP), in the Kwabre East District have welcomed the policy as what is needed to solve the numerous challenges that confront the family today.

ECONOMICS:
MMDCEs advocate establishment of Rural Development Grant for districts
Saturday, May 17 2014

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives have suggested the establishment of Rural Development Grant targeted at district assemblies in the country.

SOCIAL:
P V Obeng is dead
Saturday, May 17 2014

Information reaching Radioxyzonline.com indicates that the chairman of the National Development Planning Commission, Paul Victor Obeng is dead.

TRANSPORT:
Metro Mass appeals for GH¢58m government bailout
Monday, May 19 2014

The Metro Mass Transit Company has appealed to government to write-off its debts which have accrued as a result of the deferment of import duties on buses brought into the country.

TMA:
Tema General Hospital and Polyclinic to be linked up
Monday, May 19 2014

The Tema General Hospital and Tema Polyclinic are forging partnership to help improve on maternal and child health in the Metropolis.

SUNYANI:
Brong-Ahafo NAGRAT on strike
Monday, May 19 2014

The Brong Ahafo Regional branch of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) at the weekend declared a- seven day strike to back their demands.

BOLE:
First Lady donates Ambulance to district
Monday, May 19 2014

The First Lady, Mrs Lordina Mahama through the Lordina Foundation, has donated an ambulance to the Bole District Hospital, to help improve healthcare delivery especially during emergencies and referrals in the district.

ABURA:
Assembly records slight improvement in BECE
Monday, May 19 2014

Interventions made by the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District Assembly with the help of the District Education Directorate in the education sector is beginning to pay of pushing performance at the BECE level to 44.5%.

BOLGA:
Min charges Local Steering Committee to be proactive
Monday, May 19 2014

The Upper East Regional Minister, Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh last Thursday tasked the Local Steering Committee (LSC) of the Ghana Sustainable Land and Water Management Project (GSLWMP) to ensure that the project was implemented very well to achieve the desired impact.

TAMALE:
Programme to support sorghum farmers launched
Monday, May 19 2014

A programme to support some 10,000 farmers to cultivate sorghum in the Northern, Upper East, Upper West,  and parts of the Brong Ahafo Regions,  has been launched in Tamale with a call on farmers to take advantage of the programme to improve their lives.

S TONGU:
Assembly to rollout CHPS per electoral area programme
Monday, May 19 2014

The South Tongu District Assembly is looking forward to liaising with the District Health Directorate to roll out one community-based health planning services (CHPS) Compounds per electoral area programme in the district.

ATEBUBU:
Minister promises equal opportunity for Women
Monday, May 19 2014

Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Upper East Regional Minister, has pledged his administration’s support for women to have equal access to opportunities to accelerate development in the Region.

AOWIN:
Chieftaincy Minister pays courtesy call on Aowin Chiefs
Monday, May 19 2014

The Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Dr Henry Seidu Daannaa on Saturday paid a courtesy call on the Traditional Council in the Aowin District in the Western Region.

AMANSIE W:
DCE decries spate of illegal mining
Tuesday, May 20 2014

The District Chief Executive for Amansie West, Mr. Alex Kwame Bonsu, has bemoaned the spate of illegal mining, indicating that the former had gained root such that it was difficult for the Assembly to stop the youth from engaging in it.

BOLGA:
Assembly makes stride in Education
Tuesday, May 20 2014

The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly has made significant strides in the area of education, health and sanitation, the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Edward Ayagle, has said.

BUILSA N:
Azantilow II worried over falling standard of Education
Tuesday, May 20 2014

The Falling standard of education in the Upper East Region over the past five years has been of a major concern to many stakeholders, who often express their concerns at the least opportunity.  The latest to add his voice is the Paramount Chief of the Sandema Traditional Area, Nab-Azagsuk Azantilow II.

ATWIMA:
Atwimahene donates to Takyiman police
Tuesday, May 20 2014

The Atwimahene, Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II, has presented a Nissan vehicle and two motorbikes to the Atwima Takyiman Police Station in the Ashanti Region as his contribution towards the fight against crime in the area.

N JUABEN:
Koforidua Traders express concern about relocation
Tuesday, May 20 2014

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly has given a three months utimatum to the traders and drivers at the Koforidua-Ho station to relocate to a place yet to be decided by the assembly to make way for the upgrading of the station.

ENVIRONMENT:
Minister urges Private sector collaboration for scientific dev’t
Tuesday, May 20 2014

The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Joseph Oteng Adjei says Science and Technology is central to the country’s sustainable development, and therefore has urged business minded persons to team up with the Ministry and the Center for Council for Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR) to effectively harness the various innovations done so far under the sector.

SOCIAL:
Minister orders MMDAs to pay Subah for street naming
Wednesday, May 21 2014

Local Government and Rural Development Minister Kwesi Oppong Ofosu has asked all Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) across the country to pay moneys to Subah Infosolutions and Street Naming Ghana Limited for the street naming exercise in their respective regions.

BUSINESS:
BoG urges banks to ensure ‘clean notes’
Wednesday, May 21 2014

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has urged universal banks to re-tool themselves under the “Clean Note” policy, to be able to sort and authenticate bank notes that come into their fold before the notes are re-circulated or deposited with the BoG

ADA W:
Assembly relocates to new office
Wednesday, May 21 2014

The Ada West District Assembly has rehabilitated the old Highways Department yard at Sege at the cost of GH¢165,000 for use as the district’s administration offices.

HO:
The school was rated last in the Volta Region.
Wednesday, May 21 2014

Members of the foundation have tasked themselves to take up the challenge of transforming the school to become one of the best in the country and a preferred educational institution by all students.

K NANKANA W:
Assembly introduces system to track teacher absenteeism
Wednesday, May 21 2014

The District Education Oversight Committee(DEOC) in conjunction with various stakeholders of education in the Kassena Nanknana West district has developed a tracking system to aid purge the sector and curtail teacher absenteeism in schools.

AOWIN:
Taskforce intercepts 132 cocoa bags
Wednesday, May 21 2014

A taskforce set up by government to wage war on unscrupulous people who smuggle cocoa to neighboring countries have intercepted 132 bags of cocoa beans in the Aowin District in the Western Region.

SOCIAL:
MMDAs may miss Streetnaming deadline – Baba Jamal
Wednesday, May 21 2014

Almost all the 216 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) within the country may not meet the 18-months ultimatum set for the completion of the street naming and property addressing exercise, a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Baba Jamal has indicated.

TECHIMAN N:
District to get boost in potable water
Wednesday, May 21 2014

Rotary International is to construct 20 boreholes in some selected communities in the Techiman North District. In addition, it will rehabilitate 20 hand pumps that have broken down. Rotary International has presented some hospital equipment to the Tuobodom Health Centre to promote health care delivery.

NKORANZA N:
World Bank supports land project
Wednesday, May 21 2014

The World Bank is supporting the Lands Administration Project (LAP) to ensure the proper demarcation of stool and lands.

SAGNARIGU:
Kpene community gets new school block
Wednesday, May 21 2014

The Northern Regional Programmes Manager of ActionAid Ghana, Madam Esther Boateng has charged governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations, and other stakeholders in education to, at all times, consider the quality of upbringing and mental development of the child, before constructing classrooms for early childhood development.

AKATSI N:
Assembly holds first District Public Account Forum
Wednesday, May 21 2014

The Akatsi North District Assembly has held its first District Public Account Forum at the District capital Ave-Dakpa.

ENERGY:
President Mahama seals electricity agreement with TAQA
Thursday, May 22 2014

Government has given a boost to its age long desire to achieve electricity generation to 5,000 megawatts by 2016 brokering a deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the construction of a 350MW power plant in the Western Region.

SCIENCE:
Ban all GM foods in Ghana - FSG
Thursday, May 22 2014

Food Sovereignty Ghana(FSG), a body opposed to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) on Tuesday called for an indefinite moratorium or ban on the propagation, cultivation, raising, and growing of GMOs  in Ghana.

ECONOMICS:
UAE supports Ghana’s infrastructural dev’t with $100m
Thursday, May 22 2014

Government of the United Arab Emirates has offered to support Ghana’s infrastructural development with a 100-million dollar grant from the Abu Dhabi Development fund.

POLITICS:
NPP to announce date for flagbearship election today
Thursday, May 22 2014

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the New Patriotic Party, the second highest decision-making body of the party will today May 22, 2014 hold a crunch meeting in Accra.

AMA:
Mayor outlines strategy to end Accra’s sanitation woes
Thursday, May 22 2014

Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije says the Accra Metropolitan Assembly has drawn up a long term strategy to end the sanitation problem in the metropolis.

ABURA:
500 more to benefit from LEAP
Thursday, May 22 2014

Five hundred more beneficiaries have been added to the Livelihood empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in the Abura-Asebu Kwamankese District in the Central Region.

GA W:
Report Guinea worm case and get GHc200 -MCE
Thursday, May 22 2014

Ghanaians who want to boost their livelihood with extra source of income now have the chance for their dreams to be realized by only reporting suspected cases of Guinea worm infestations to health facilities and receive Ghc200 for free.

TECHIMAN:
Tipper truck accident claims 2 lives, injures others
Thursday, May 22 2014

Two (2) students from Cambridge College in Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region died on the spot, and three other people sustained various degrees of injuries when a tipper truck JFM with a registration number GE 9201-09 burst a front right tyre and run over them.

ASUNAFO S:
Rudeya holds capacity building workshop for forest stakeholders
Thursday, May 22 2014

A Kumasi Based Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) called Rural Development Youth Association (RUDEYA) in Ghana has organised a day’s sensitization workshop for Forest Stakeholders in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo.

NKORANZA:
World Bank supports land administration project
Thursday, May 22 2014

The World Bank is supporting the Lands Administration Project (LAP) to ensure the proper demarcation of stool and lands.

TECHIMAN N:
Rotary International to construct boreholes in district
Thursday, May 22 2014

Rotary International is to construct 20 boreholes in some selected communities in the Techiman North District. In addition, it will rehabilitate 20 hand pumps that have broken down.

AKATSI N:
Use quarry, sand winning to increase revenue-Chief
Thursday, May 22 2014

Traditional authorities in the Akatsi North District n the Volta Region have called on the District Assembly to institute measures to rake in more revenue for the assembly fron stone quarry and sand winning activities in the district.

AMA:
Assembly pays GHs600,000 to waste contractors
Friday, May 23 2014

The Accra metropolis is under ‘siege’ from mounting garbage that now threatens the health of residents.

AHAFO ANO N:
DCE pledges govt’s support for nurses, midwives
Friday, May 23 2014

The Chief Executive for Ahafo Ano North District Assembly, Mr. David Addai Amankwah has pledged government’s relentless support for nurses and midwives to enable them deliver their best in saving lives in the area.

TECHIMAN:
More inrastructure for VVU campus at Techiman
Friday, May 23 2014

It is reported that the Techiman Campus of the Valley View University (VVU) would soon be upgraded into a University College. This follows a two-day official working visit by a high-powered delegation from the Valley View University in Accra, led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel Buor, to the Techiman Campus.

TAMALE:
Women trained on quality shea processing
Friday, May 23 2014

The Shea Network Ghana (SNG), a non-governmental organization of sheanut value chain actors, has trained some women shea nut processors and pickers, on best ways of processing the resource to meet quality assurance and international standards for increased incomes.

AKATSI N:
Water for all communities by 2016
Friday, May 23 2014

The Akatsi North District is to connect all its 130 communities to potable water by 2016. Seventy of the communities already have water.

SUNYANI W:
PM urges MLGRD to form taskforce to track projects
Friday, May 23 2014

Nana Kwaku Asante Nketiah, the Presiding Member (PM) of the Sunyani-West District Assembly has suggested to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) to form a task force to track and audit developmental projects being carried out by Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

OBUASI:
Anglogold Ashanti to sack about 5000 workers
Friday, May 23 2014

Anglogold Ashanti Ghana will be embarking on a major retrenchment exercise in August this 2014.

AKATSI N:
DCE commends NDC Gov’t for creating district
Friday, May 23 2014

Mr. James Gunu, District Chief Executive of the Akatsi North District has paid glowing tribute to the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), President Dramani Mahama, his predecessor late President Mills, the Speaker of Parliament Doe Adjaho, the Member of Parliament for Akatsi North Peter Nortsu Kotoe who was then the DCE for Akatsi, and traditional authorities in the Akatsi North District for their roles in the creation of the Akatsi North District.

SOCIAL:
Pay Accra Compost Plant – Zoomlion to gov’t
Friday, May 23 2014

The Communications Manager of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Robert Coleman, has appealed to government to as a matter of urgency; ensure the payment of money owed the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant, to avoid any disaster that might occur.

BOLGA:
Disregard for proper planning becomes worrisome
Thursday, May 22 2014

Erection of shelter and other structures must always conform to proper planning by either the city or local authority within a defined geographical setting.

HEALTH:
Ebola virus still a threat in West Africa region - Ghana Health Service
Friday, May 23 2014

The Ghana Health Service has warned the public to refrain from contact with bats as the threat of the deadly Ebola disease still looms in the West African region.

ELLEMBELE:
Director lauds MP’s intervention in Education
Friday, May 23 2014

The Ellembelle District Director of Education Reverend Mrs. Elizabeth Akuoku, has lauded the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr. Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah for his intervention in education delivery.

POLITICS:
President Mahama attends Zuma’s presidential inauguration
Saturday, May 24 2014

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday night arrived in Johannesburg in South Africa to participate in the presidential inauguration ceremony of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.

ECONOMICS:
Second phase of ILO SCORE Project launched
Saturday, May 24 2014

The second phase of the International Labour Organizations (ILO) Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprise (SCORE) project has been launched in Ghana to improve productivity and working conditions in small and medium enterprise (SMEs).

POLITICS:
Gov’t would publish Senchi report – Vice President
Saturday, May 24 2014

The Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has announced that government would make available the full report of the Senchi Forum to the public by next week.

KUMAWU:
Assembly to mobilise more revenue
Sunday, May 25 2014

The Kumawu District Assembly is to institute measures to mobilise more revenue for development in the district.

AFADJATO:
Assembly to guarantee student loans
Sunday, May 25 2014

The Afadjato South District Assembly says it will serve as guarantor to all students in the district who apply for loans through the Students Loan Trust Fund.

SOCIAL:
MMDAs submit sanitation report to Local Gov’t Minister
Sunday, May 25 2014

A committee set up by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Akwasi Oppong-Ofosu, to look into sanitation problems in the country on Sunday presented the outcome of the results to him at the Ministry.

KUMAWU:
Traditional Council meets DCE, Assembly Members
Monday, May 26 2014

The Kumawu Traditional Council has met the District Chief Executive, Samuel Asiamah and nine assembly members within the traditional area on Monday, 31st March, 2014 at the Kumawu Manhene’s Palace.

SOCIAL:
Mahama commissions John Tia, others as Ambassadors
Monday, May 26 2014

President John Mahama has commissioned six ambassadors including former Youth and Sports Minister, Akua Sena Dansoa and former Information Minister John Tia.

SANITATION CRISIS:
MLGRD tasks environmental officers to make recommendations
Monday, May 26 2014

The Local Government Ministry has tasked its environmental officers to study the report of a committee and make recommendations on how to improve sanitation situation in the country.

SOCIAL:
AU Day observed
Monday, May 26 2014

The African Union (AU) Day has been observed in Ghana, with a call on African leaders to reflect on the challenges confronting the continent and chart an effective path towards resolving them.

AFIGYA K:
Assembly struggles with office accommodation
Tuesday, May 27 2014

The Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly, created six years ago, has been struggling with permanent structures for smooth operation.

ADAKLU:
PWDs prepare for election into Unit Committees
Tuesday, May 27 2014

A selected number of People With Disabilities (PWDs) from the Agortime-Ziope and Adaklu districts of the Volta Region, have been  taken through modalities for contesting the forth-coming Unit Committee Elections.

AGRIC:
Govt to give free fertiliser to cocoa farmers
Tuesday, May 27 2014

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is to provide free fertiliser and other inputs to cocoa farmers to be used in the 2014/2015 cocoa season.

YENDI:
Dagbon crisis shook me to my foundations – Kufuor
Tuesday, May 27 2014

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor says he regrets not being able to provide a permanent solution to the Dagbon crisis which occurred during his tenure in office.

SOCIAL:
Mahama orders new SADA board to address corruption reports
Tuesday, May 27 2014

President John Mahama has charged the new board of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to respond to the various allegations of corruption against the authority.

AKATSI N:
DCE appeals for land to assist disabled persons
Tuesday, May 27 2014

An appeal by the disabled group in the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region to the District Chief Executive for the area, James Gunu for assistance to construct a workshop has been well received.

ATWIMA M:
Let’s unite for a better society
Tuesday, May 27 2014

The Right Reverend Professor Osei Safo-Kantanka, Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, has rallied Ghanaians to pull together to turn the faltering economy around.

KMA:
UDS reaches out to underprivileged communities
Tuesday, May 27 2014

The University for Development Studies (UDS) has launched its Third Trimester Field Practical Programme (TTFPP) at a ceremony in Kumasi with a call on students to take keen interest in community outreach programmes.

KMA:
UDS reaches out to underprivileged communities
Tuesday, May 27 2014

The University for Development Studies (UDS) has launched its Third Trimester Field Practical Programme (TTFPP) at a ceremony in Kumasi with a call on students to take keen interest in community outreach programmes.

KPONE K:
Afotey Agbo inaugurates Oyibi Area Council
Tuesday, May 27 2014

Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister has called on the chiefs and people of Oyibi to shun partisanship, petty squabbles, back-biting and all negative tendencies that impede progress and development.

N JUABEN:
Zambramas urged to educate their wards
Tuesday, May 27 2014

The Zabrama Community in Ghana have held their Seventh National Conference in Koforidua on the theme: “Progressing Unity With Effective Leadership, Necessary Tool For Emancipation of Zabrama Communities in Ghana.”

TMA:
Rehabilitated Tema Beach road to have weighbridge
Tuesday, May 27 2014

A weighbridge is to be constructed on the newly rehabilitated Tema Beach Road to check axle load limit of trucks moving in and out of the Tema Harbour.

AGONA W:
Assembly hands over two aqua privy toilet facilities
Tuesday, May 27 2014

The Agona West Municipal Assembly has handed over two ten-seater aqua-privy toilet facilities to two communities in the municipality.

ENERGY:
We don’t know when ‘dumsor’ will end – VRA
Tuesday, May 27 2014

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has told Citi News Ghanaians may have to endure the current power crisis for a while longer.

N JUABEN:
Assembly to charge fees before erecting containers
Wednesday, May 28 2014

The New Juabeng Municipal Assembly,  would soon charge fees on all metal containers and stalls within the Municipality.

LADMA:
MCE/MP presents books to 2 schools
Wednesday, May 28 2014

The Member of Parliament for La Dadekotopon Nii Amasah Namoale and the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) have presented a set of books to two schools in the Municipality.

EFFUTU:
Private company to partner Assembly to develop beaches
Wednesday, May 28 2014

A Ghana-based development company, Sahara Ventures, has expressed its willingness to help the Effutu Municipal Assembly to develop her beaches, to enhance the socio-economic activities in order to attract tourist to the area.

SOCIAL:
MMDAs to be blamed for sanitation problems
Wednesday, May 28 2014

Metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) have been blamed for most of the country’s sanitation problems.

TAMALE:
MASLOC gives tricycles to youth in N/R
Wednesday, May 28 2014

The Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), on Tuesday presented tricycles to selected youths in the Northern Region as part of measures of creating jobs in the transport industry.

AGONA W:
Assembly supports 57 students with financial package
Wednesday, May 28 2014

Fifty-seven students at various level of education have received financial support from the Agona West Municipal Assembly to aid their quest for higher education.

SOCIAL:
LEAP gets $50M World Bank support
Wednesday, May 28 2014

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a $50 million credit for the Ghana Social Opportunities Project aimed at extending the country’s Labor-Intensive Public Works (LIPW) program from 49 to 60 districts.

KEEA:
Sand winning degrading tourist sites
Wednesday, May 28 2014

The Central Region is arguably the region with the highest number of tourist sites in the country. The tourist facilities that continue to attract visitors include the castles and forts, leisure parks, beaches, lagoons, the international stingless bees’ sites and the Kromantse deep pit.

ASANTE A SOUTH:
Churches to rescue stalled GETFund projects
Wednesday, May 28 2014

Pupils and teachers of the Nkwanta Presbyterian Primary School in the Asante-Akim South District have for the past two years been forced to turn worship centres into makeshift classrooms as construction work on a six-unit block for the school had stalled.

TAMALE:
Minister decries unbalanced distribution of teachers
Wednesday, May 28 2014

Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseini, the Deputy Northern Regional Minister, has decried the unbalanced distribution of trained teachers in the Region, saying it was affecting quality education delivery.

ATEBUBU:
Students from 12 W/A countries to benefit from scholarships
Wednesday, May 28 2014

The University of Alkasamiya based in Dubai in collaboration with the African Centre for Education and Culture in Atebubu is offering scholarships to students in twelve West African countries to study in the United Arab Emirates.

SOCIAL:
80,000 more households for LEAP by December
Wednesday, May 28 2014

An expected 80,000 households across the length and breadth of the country will be added to the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) Programme by the end of December this year, Nana Oye Lithur, Minister for Women Children and Social Protection has announced.

GUSHEGU:
District up in flames again in conflict over land
Wednesday, May 28 2014

Fresh fighting has broken out at Yinyamba in Gushegu district in the Northern region.

NKORANZA S:
Prepare students well for BECE- Educationist
Wednesday, May 28 2014

Madam Phillipa Banson, Nkoranza South District Director of Education has urged heads of Junior High Schools (JHS) in the District to prepare their final year students adequately towards the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

SECURITY:
Curfew in North, Volta regions
Wednesday, May 28 2014

The government has imposed a curfew in some parts of the Northern and Volta regions. The curfew, which took effect from May 26, is to put a stop to the violence in those areas.

GUSHEGU:
Skirmishes in Gushegu is under control-DCE
Thursday, May 29 2014

The District Chief Executive[DCE] of Gushegu, Alhassan Fuseini has confirmed the existence of minor skirmishes in the Gushegu township, but insists the situation was under control.

SUNYANI:
Ghc250,000 new project to begin at Sunyani SHS
Thursday, May 29 2014

Mr. Justice Samuel Adjei, Deputy Regional Minister for the Brong-Ahafo Region, has performed a ceremony for construction works to start on a Ghc250,000.00 sanitation complex for the Sunyani Senior High School amidst fanfare.

AGONA W:
Refurbished Agona Nkum clinic now in use
Thursday, May 29 2014

The Member of Parliament for Agona West, Charles Obeng-Inkoom has handed the refurbished Agona Nkum Clinic to the community.

AMA:
Regional Minister presents laptops to nine SHS in Accra
Thursday, May 29 2014

The greater Accra Regional MInister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, has presented 460 laptops to nine Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Greater-Accra Region.

ATWIMA M:
Assembly invests over Ghc 8m in development projects
Thursday, May 29 2014

The Atwima-Mponua District Assembly has within the last four years invested more than Ghc8.8 million in development projects across the district.

ABURA:
Education is a shared responsibility-DCE
Thursday, May 29 2014

Mr. Willliam Atta-Mends, District Chief Executive of Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese has reminded parents, traditional authorities and all other stakeholders in the educational sector of the need to make meaningful contributions to the development of education in the district.

SOCIAL:
Mahama nominates 5 MMDCEs
Thursday, May 29 2014

President John Dramani Mahama has nominated five persons as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives.

GA WEST:
More roads earmarked for reshape
Thursday, May 29 2014

Movement of goods and services within the Ga West Municipality will soon be made easier as more roads within the area are undergoing major maintenance works.

ATEBUBU:
559 needy girls receive scholarship materials
Thursday, May 29 2014

Five hundred and fifty-nine needy school girls in the Atebubu-Amantin district have been presented with school materials worth over GHC 73,000 under the Girls Participatory Approaches to Student Success GPASS scholarship scheme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID).

POLITICS:
Julius Debrah Reassigned Local Government Minister
Friday, May 30 2014

President John Mahama has reassigned Mr. Julius Debrah, Eastern Regional Minister as the Local Government Minister.

GA E:
Change perception about DCEs -Cadres advised
Friday, May 30 2014

Mr John Kwao Sackey, Ga East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has advised cadres to change their perception about District Chief Executives,  and rather be familiar with the governance structures of the Assemblies.

SOCIAL:
Sole Commissioner urges gov’t to settle outstanding compensations
Friday, May 30 2014

The Judgement Debt Commission on Thursday appealed to government to expedite action on the payment of compensation to the owners of the land at La on which the Trade Fair Company is situated.

TAMALE:
Media practitioners urged to specialise on Climate Change reporting
Friday, May 30 2014

A consultant on the environment has appealed to journalists to use the media to take governments on to adhere to actions that would address Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation issues.

HO:
Volta Chiefs frustrated over Adomi closure
Friday, May 30 2014

The Volta Regional House of Chiefs has expressed frustration over inadequacies associated with alternative routes outlined between Accra and the region, following the closure of the Adomi Bridge at Atimpoku for repair works.

ATEBUBU:
ATECOE holds third congregation
Friday, May 30 2014

The Atebubu College of Education has held its third congregation at which a total of 367 graduates for the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 academic years were awarded diplomas in basic education.

CHEREPONI:
NADMO distributes relief items to rainstorm victims
Friday, May 30 2014

The Northern Region Office of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has presented relief items to its (NADMO) Chereponi District Office for onward distribution to victims of last month’s wind and rainstorm disaster at the district to help alleviate their plight.

WA:
Trouble brews over alleged diversion of solar panels
Friday, May 30 2014

The Upper West Regional Executives of the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) have been petitioned to reinstate some executives of the Wa Cargo branch of the Union, who were dismissed for allegedly diverting some solar panels belonging to the branch for their private use.

KUMAWU:
Assembly meets Traditional Council
Friday, May 30 2014

The Kumawu Traditional Council has met the District Chief Executive (DCE), Samuel Asiamah, and nine assembly members within the traditional area. They are Samuel Agyekum, Woraso Electoral Area and a Presiding Member; Kwasi Dankwah, Market Square Electoral Area; Believer Nkrumah, Bodomase/Etia Electoral Area; and Kwame Aboagye, Kumawu Apibiakyer Electoral Area.

ADENTAN:
New MCE nominated for Adentan after several months
Friday, May 30 2014

After several months of being without an MCE, the President has finally nominated Mr. Benjamin Baroson Angenu as Chief Executive for the Adenta Municipal Assembly.

ATEBUBU:
12 W/A countries to benefit from scholarships
Saturday, May 31 2014

The University of Alkasamiya based in Dubai in collaboration with the African Centre for Education and Culture in Atebubu is offering scholarships to students in twelve West African countries to study in the United Arab Emirates.

SOCIAL:
Mahama urges W/A leaders to fight terrorism
Saturday, May 31 2014

Ghana’s President and Ecowas chairman John Mahama has opened an emergency ECOWAS summit in Accra Friday with a call on leaders to unite in the fight against terrorism which he described as a global phenomenon.

STMA:
School gets new ICT laboratory
Saturday, May 31 2014

Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Omanhene of the Essikado Traditional Area, has called on the educational institutions to integrate Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) into the mainstream education.