The management of Food and Drugs Boards (FDB) has arrested Reverend Kofi Nkansah, Pastor of Apostolic Continuation Church at Nkawkaw Domeabra in the Kwahu West Municipal of the Eastern Region, for allegedly manufacturing and offering for sale Nka Herbal Plus, a concoction containing sedative, pain killer and antibiotics, all Class ’A’ drugs.
President John Evans Atta Mills has appointed Commodore Steve Obimpeh (retired), Senior Presidential Advisor, as Chairman of an 11-Member Task Force to come up with recommendations beyond the immediate support from NADMO for victims of the recent floods.
The Internal Audit Agency and World Bank on Thursday, jointly held a forum on risk-based audit for chief directors, heads and senior staff of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to sensitize them on the new approach to internal auditing.
A member of the Constitution Review Commission (CRC), Mr. Rowland Atta-Kesson has advised Ghanaians to be abreast with the 1992 Constitution to enable them to prevent the violation of their human rights.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) in collaboration with the Regional Security Council has formed a five-member committee, to investigate circumstances leading to the gas explosion in Sunyani last Tuesday.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has ordered the closure of Navrongo Senior High School, following students’ rampage, which led to the destruction of school property.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has announced new tariffs for water and electricity that will take effect from today, Tuesday, June 1, 2010.
President J.E.A Mills has ordered that all Cabinet ministers and other
appointees, apart from those directly in charge of sports to stay in Ghana during the World Cup tournament.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ellembelle, Hon.Daniel K. Eshun has appealed to the Ministry of Roads and Highways, and the Ghana COCOBOD to help the Assembly construct the Aiyinase-Nyamebekyere-Asomasi feeder road.
The Head of the Horticulture Department of the University for Development Studies, Dr Joshua Adam Yidana has called on the Government to pay special attention to the sheanut industry to facilitate poverty reduction in the North.
The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Wood has advised new judges and magistrates to eschew laziness and delays in the discharge of their duties.
The Ministry of The Interior has on the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council and by an Executive Instrument renewed the curfew imposed on the Gushegu Township and its immediate environs for a week, with effect from Monday, May 31.
The National Security Council has lifted the ban on riding of motorcycles by women riders in the Bawku Municipality with immediate effect.
The Western Regional Office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) says it has identified 270 flood prone areas in the region with 17 in the Sekondi-Takoradi-Shama area.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has asked the authorities of the National Health Insurance Scheme not to sacrifice the interest and welfare of patients in their bid to fight fraud within the system.
The Executive Director of Care for Deprived Communities (CDC), Mr John Tomah, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) operating in the Northern Region, has noted that Tuberculosis (TB) disease is one of the most deadly killer diseases among adults in the Region.
Deputy Minister of Education, in-charge of Tertiary Education, Dr Joseph Annan, has urged authorities of the polytechnics to introduce relevant academic programmes that would equip students to facilitate the growth of industry and commerce.
President John Evans Atta Mills has sent a strong caution to foreign firms in Ghana, saying that Government would not sit down unconcerned while some of them mete out unfair treatment to Ghanaian workers.
The Ministry of Environment, science and technology has with immediate effecft lifted the ban which was placed on the issuance of permit for the erection of telecommunication masts.
While consumers are agitating for better quality service from telecom operators, some service providers and telecom experts have predicted that call quality would even become worse when the government’s inbound international calls monitoring programme becomes fully operational.
The Director of TOPP Medical Laboratories, Mr Albert Moses has urged operators in the food and catering industry to obtain health clearance certificates to help stem the spread of communicable diseases.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), is expected to complete work on a draft policy framework on street naming and property addressing to pave way for commencement of the exercise in the country by June.
The World Bank Group is in the process of developing a global strategy in the palm oil sector through an open and participatory discussion with diverse group of stakeholders to ensure a common approach across the world.
A three-day workshop to equip the leadership of local governments with the requisite skills to competently handle the day-to-day events in the assemblies has opened, at Takoradi in the Western Region.
President John Evans Atta Mills’ commitment to make the penalty for corruption so high and eradicate it was given an impetus with the publication of "User’s Guide to the Whistleblower," booklet.
The Executives of the Abuakwa North Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has expressed shock at the decision of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential aspirant of the NPP, not to visit the area as part of his tour of the Eastern Region.
All is set for work to start on the US$15.3 million Asante-Mampong water expansion project to bring an end to the water problem in the municipality and parts of the Sekyere Central District.
The National Executive of the Ghana Medical Association has called on government to inject efficiency into the operations of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to facilitate prompt payment of claims.
The Presiding Member of the Zabzugu/Tatale District Assembly, Mr
Edward Atta Abebe Dawuni has called on ethnic groups in the Zabzugu/Tatale District to live in peace to foster development.
Franklin Etsey Ngorli, an accountant is being sought by the Agbozume police for allegedly bolting with an amount of GH¢40,000 belonging to his employers, Omega Complex Hotel and Dickmafle Enterprise, two subsidiaries at Agbozume.
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has intensified strategies to retain power in Elections 2012 with the inauguration of the Greater Accra Regional Women’s wing of the Zongo Caucus in Accra.
Food Scientists have been urged to research into the commercial potential of yam to promote it across the world.
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, has called on research institutions and experts in the horticultural industry to initiate measures to help curb fruit fly menace in the country.
Addressing Ghana’s infrastructure deficit would require a sustained spending of 2.3 billion dollars annually over 10 years, with more than half the amount allied with the power sector alone, according to recent research findings.
More parents in the North and South Tongu districts have allegedly taken to child trafficking, enticed by the resettlement packages given to those victims who were rescued from the practice.
President John Evans Atta Mills says the judiciary should undertake a critical self examination of it’s activities to engender public confidence in the delivery of justice in the country.
The Agona East District Assembly has decided to sponsor the training of midwives at Nurses Training Colleges in a bid to get adequate midwives to cater for maternal and child health in the District.
Communication Minister Haruna Iddrissu has directed the National Communications Authority to investigate the concerns by Glo and allow them an opportunity to substantiate the allegation of sabotage.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima-Mponua, Mr Isaac Asiamah has appealed to delegates to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) August 7, National Congress to endorse Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo as the party’s presidential candidate.
The Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Effutu, Mr Mike Hammah, has opened an office at Effutu Gyahadze to serve seven surrounding communities in his constituency.
Ghana and some African countries will soon benefit from a 400 million-dollar grant from the French Government.
The European Union, (EU) with the United Nations Children Fund, (UNICEF) has provided potable water to three communities in the guinea worms., at GH¢ 280.000, towards the eradication of
Three hundred and twenty-two (322) cases of HIV/AIDS have been recorded by health facilities in the Mfantseman Municipality from January 2010 to May 2010.
Tullow Oil has satisfied most of the environmental processes demanded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ahead of being granted the formal permit to pump oil from the Jubilee Field, an official of the EPA has said.
The Supreme Court (SC) has pegged the retirement age of the Auditor General at 60.
The Majority Leader, Hon. Cletus Apul Avoka on Wednesday apologised for the late start of proceedings in Parliament but the Minority said it was uncalled for.
The Minister of the Interior, Hon Martin A.B.K. Amidu, has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council, and by Executive Instrument, renewed for a week the curfew imposed on the Bawku Municipality and its environs.
Authorities in senior high schools (SHSs) have the mandate to confiscate mobile phones of recalcitrant students under the ban on the use of mobile phones on school compounds, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has stated.
The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Hon. Alban S.K. Bagbin has alleged that he has received threat messages from some people at Kasoa, in the Central Region to lynch him.
The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) has said no salary structure had been developed or approved for the implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).
Vodafone Ghana has cautioned the government against allowing a private foreign company to monitor inbound international calls for revenue, saying the move can compromise national security and the privacy of mobile phone users.
Former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has called on government to ensure that those who "destroyed this country" in the last regime were investigated and justice restored "as there can be no freedom without justice".
A tale of a mother’s cruelty (or temporary insanity) and the survival instinct of a newborn baby has sent the Kotobabi Police and residents of Mamobi in Accra on a massive hunt for a nursing mother who slashed the scrotum of her newly delivered baby and abandoned him in a tied plastic bag.
The Kwaebibirem District Assembly has employed 150 youth under the afforestation programme in the district.
Participants at a Constitution review forum at Salaga in the East Gonja District have advocated for the review of Article 42 of the constitution to reduce voting rights from 18 to 15 years.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has called for the review of district assemblies’ standing orders to favour women who have been nominated as District/ Municipal/ Metropolitan Chief Executives.
A Sekondi High Court on Wednesday sentenced convicted armed robbers; Jallo Ibrahim and Kwaku Abeiku, to 36 months imprisonment in hard labour each for conspiracy to escape from lawful custody and escaping from lawful custody.
The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has inaugurated a five-member Committee of Enquiry into the jail break and escape of prisoners at the Sekondi Central Prisons on May 2.
Foreign Minister Mohammed Mumuni has dismissed reports that seven Ghanaians on death row in Libya will be hanged Friday.
Academic dons and researchers have said the industrialized world’s promise of billions of "new and additional" dollars to help developing nations tackle climate change was meaningless without a baseline from which to count new funds.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has raised concern about the rate at which electrical cables are being stolen in the Ashanti Region.
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi and the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) of the US have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a $1,000,000 state-of-the-art Eye Centre at the hospital.
Nine employees of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) have been arrested by Akyem Oda Police for allegedly stealing high tension electricity cables.
Two people on a motor bike, Kwame Bio and Fuseini Wallah, were killed on the spot when their bike crashed into a truck at Kofiase near
Vodafone Ghana says its V-LINK phone booths deployed in over 400 Senior High Schools (SHS) hold the key to solving the Ghana Education Service’s (GES) ban on the use of mobile phones on Senior High School campuses.
The case of two soldiers standing trial for the alleged murder of Alhaji Issa Mobilla, Northern Regional Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), was on Thursday, adjourned to Monday, June 28.
Ghana has only 517 second cycle schools to accommodate thousands of Junior High Schools leavers, who complete Junior High School, Deputy Education Minister, Dr Joseph Samuel Annan told Parliament on Thursday.
Government is considering a new legislation that would encourage an efficient recycling and re-use of waste water especially by food and beverages industries, which use heavy amounts of water in their operations, Mr Alban S. K. Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing announced in Accra on Thursday.
Two health facilities in the Offinso Municipality on Wednesday took delivery of drugs and other medical items running into thousands of Ghana Cedis.
A convict in an assault case demonstrated remorse to win the sympathy of his victim and had his conviction converted from a fine of GH¢500 to a bond to be of good behaviour.
The Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA) has dismissed rumours that the nationwide mass registration exercise is meant for General Election.
The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Chief Executive, Mrs Georgina Nkrumah Aboah has urged every citizen to contribute their views towards enriching the national Constitution.
The Police Administration will soon embark on an image cleansing exercise to lay off the bad personnel in the service, Mr John Kudalor, Director General in charge of Operations has said.
The Bawku West District Magistrate court at Zebilla has recorded a high number of land cases following a sharp drift of people fleeing conflict-prone Bawku Municipality.
Zoom Lion Ghana Limited, a sanitation company has launched environmental and sanitation clubs in some schools in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region to inculcate good sanitary habits in the pupils.
Members of Media Alliance in Tobacco Control (MATCO) in collaboration with the Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health, has urged government to expedite action on the passage of the Tobacco Control Bill into law.
Cadres of the June 4 Revolution have lauded the 1979 political event as a platform that reinstated constitutional rule with dignified respect for human rights and the rule of law.
The Kumasi High Court has ordered the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to pay GH¢22,030 in general and special damages to a customer for illegal disconnection.
The Chairman of Parliamentary Select Committee on Transport, Mr Michael Kofi Boampong has expressed concern about the challenges facing the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), especially encroachment on its lands.
About 20 day students of the Dabokpa Vocational Technical School in Tamale have attacked the Vice-Principal in-charge of academic affairs and the Housemistress and vandalized properties worth thousands of Ghana cedis.
A 19-year-old footballer who defiled and impregnated a 15-year-old pupil was has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.
Authorities of Electoral Commission (EC) have established a gender desk in recognition of the importance of women participation in the electoral process, the Chairman of EC, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has said.
The management of CST Limited, a wire manufacturing company has handed over a 240,000 dollar fencing project to authorities of Ada Senior High Technical School at Sege in the Greater Region.
Madam Elizabeth Desouze, Northern Regional Director of Education, has urged teachers across the country to adopt interactive methods of teaching which, she said, was the bestmeans of knowledge acquisition.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has requested relatives of Mr Marshal Kotei, a Ghanaian working with Alpha Plus Rental Services in Lagos to contact the Ministry for an important message.
The Western Regional Minister, Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, renewed calls to "galamsey" or small-scale miners to regularise their operations by registering with the Minerals Commission as small-scale mining companies.
With barely three months for the start of the four-year Senior High School (SHS) programme, construction of new classrooms is yet to start in Tema Technical Institute (TTI).
A teenage pregnant girl at Gakope village near Kajaji in the Sene District of the Brong-Ahafo Region died three days after a quack doctor operated on her and removed the baby from her womb.
President John Evans Atta Mills has defy the Friday down pour by visiting some business centres in the Ghanaian capital Accra.
The Deputy Minister of Energy, Hon. Emmanuel Kofi Armah-Buah has said government is committed to a sustainable exploitation of the country’s hydrocarbon resources without compromising on the integrity of the environment.
The Catholic Relief Service (CRS), an International non-governmental organisation has presented a number of items to the Talensi Nabdam and Kassena-Nankana District health directorates in the Upper East Region to facilitate their work.
The Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Joseph Amenowode has observed that the principle of accountability, which prompted June 4 uprising in 1979 is timeless and would therefore remain relevant to national development at all times.
President John Evans Atta Mills has said the recent increases in electricity tariffs were not to burden Ghanaians with any financial stress.
Parliament on Friday passed the Plants Bill meant to provide effective and efficient plant protection and prevent the introduction and spread of plant pest.
The management of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a private waste management company, in collaboration with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), is to begin work on a fee-paying solid waste collection system from June, 2010.
The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Hon. Adamu Dramani, has said there was the need for more dialogue, more confidence building and job creation to resolve the Bawku conflict.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly has presented 80 electricity poles worth 20,000 Ghana cedis to 28 communities in the Bolgatanga Municipality.
The Black Stars camp has placed a ban prohibiting all players from sex for the period of their participaton in the World Cup in South Africa.
HOGFE Foundation, an international charity organisation has donated assorted medical equipment worth $480,000 to the Korle bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
The Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood has announced plans by the Ghana Judicial Service, to establish an integrative court complex dedicated to family justice, particularly the needs of women and children.
The Netherlands international non-governmental organisation (NGO), SNV has initiated a partnership to improve upon the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to instil public confidence in the scheme and facilitate access to health care.
Papa Owusu Ankomah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Sekondi said wetlands in Sekondi-Takoradi and other parts of the region, should be maintained and preserved because of their ecological value and usefulness.
The Centre for Environmental Impact Analysis (CEIA) has asked the government to revoke the mining rights granted to companies whose concessions are in forest reserves.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has donated six brand new dell computers to the Nkroful Agricultural Senior High School (NASS) in the Ellembelle District.
Mr Ahmed Iddrisu, Secretary to the Ashanti Regional United Cadres Front, has urged members to re-organize and support the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to succeed.
The General Manager of the HFC Bank Ghana Limited, Mr Charles Ofori-Acquah, has reiterated the call on banks to expand more credit facilities to productive private sector to support domestic and international trade.
Though a global report shows a modest decline in the rate of child labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has expressed doubt as to whether the goal of eliminating the menace by 2016 could be realised.
Some Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), especially those created between 2004 and 2005, would undergo a re-alignment after the 2010 census, Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has announced.
The Conventions People’s Party (CPP) has condemned the recent increase of water and electricity tariffs, describing the action as an indicator of the failure of government to stick to the Better Ghana agenda.
The Ghana Federation of the Disabled has expressed concern about the deliberate neglect and systematic exclusion of persons with disability from participating in national and international sporting events.
The Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has reiterated government’s commitment to increase national food production to sustain the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).
Government has been called on not to expose the country’s entire oil block for licensing, until proper oil laws and policies were put in place.
Soldiers from the Fourth Garrison in Kumasi have gone on rampage, brutalizing more than a dozen police officers at various duty posts in the Kumasi metropolis, leaving three of them with severe injuries.
Ghana’s Black Stars have arrived in South Africa early Monday morning ahead of the start of the World Cup finals on Friday.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has reiterated that it undertook thorough analysis of the proposals submitted by the utility providers before arriving at the final tariffs.
The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) has organised a day’s workshop on the Whistleblowers Act for some journalists in Takoradi in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan of the Western Region.
An official of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has called on the citizenry to get involved in the constitutional review process in order to capture their beliefs and aspirations in the national exercise.
Three people died at the spot and one later at the Winneba Government Hospital when a Hyundai Grace Bus with registration number GR 638 X, run into a stationary faulty truck with registration number GW 4020 Z, at Gomoa Potsin Junction on Friday.
The Ministry of Health has procured 11 lifts for the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to replace the outmoded ones which were installed some 60 years ago.
The Kwaebibirem District Assembly in the Eastern Region is undertaking development projects in a number of communities to raise the quality of life of the people.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin, Volta Regional Police Commander, said the Regional Command was deploying more police personnel to Ahamasu area in the Kadjebi District in a bid to check cocoa smuggling in the area.
Mr Daniel Martey, Northern Regional Operations Supervisor of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, has urged children to be watchdogs, role models and good ambassadors of sanitation.
The 1st National Bank, an indigenous financial entity, has provided 42 farmers with GH¢3,000,000.00 to expand their farms under the Millennium Development Accounts (MIDA) project.
Ghana’s attempts to own all the five internationally acclaimed wetlands across the country suffered a prolonged setback as the nation could not compensate owners of the land.
The Association of Jasikan District Civil Societies (AJADSCO) has held a two-day mid-year review meeting on the natural resource and environmental governance under the KASA Project at Jasikan in the Volta Region.
Mr Victor Adevu-Quarshie, Community Development Officer of Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF), has called on agencies, public and private, to strengthen the advocacy on laws concerning the welfare and total development of women.
The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Cezar Kale, has lauded the formation of peace clubs in schools, saying it would equip them with the skills needed to resolve and prevent conflicts.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has over the last two years bought over 10 million US dollars of food commodities including locally grown rice, worth one million US dollars from Ghanaian farmers for the
preparation of school meals.
Soccer enthusiasts in Nkwanta and Kpassa areas of the Volta Region have appealed to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to improve on its television reception to enable them enjoy the upcoming soccer fiesta at the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The Constitution Review Commission (CRC) has been urged to let the Constitution capture the Judicial Committees of the Traditional Councils and the Arbitration Committees of local chiefs to facilitate the early delivery of justice in the country.
The Upper West Region incurred a debt of GH¢739,499.81 as administrative cost in the management of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2009, while GH¢4,362,818.49 was paid as claims to health service providers.
The Executives of the Nkwanta North Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have warned its activists and members of dare repercussions if its laid-down structures were ignored in dealing with internal matters.
Mr Alan Kyerematen, who is campaigning to be the New Patriotic
Party’s (NPP) flagbearer for the 2012 General Election, has expressed commitment to make polling agents the rallying point for the party’s
campaign at the grassroots.
The Deputy Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment, Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, has directed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies as autonomous bodies to terminate all contracts awarded to contractors whose works have come to a standstill.
Severe flooding following heavy downpour on Thursday night at Asante-Mampong wrecked properties and left many people homeless.
A lecturer in public health at the Wisconsin University, United States (US), has counseled nurses to strive for excellence and maintain high standards of professionalism.
Ghanaians have been urged to insist on social justice, accountability and transparency from public office holders.
The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) is to recruit 1,000 personnel for the Ghana National Fire Service and the Prison Service.
Two women were on Saturday, June 5 arrested at the Kotoka International Airport for allegedly swallowing a quantity of wrapped whitish substances suspected to be cocaine and hiding some in their under-pants.
With three weeks left for the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) to come into operation, the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) has posed another challenge
The Presiding Member of the Bawku West District Assembly, Mr Moses Aduk-Pam has proposed that the Bawku West District be renamed Kusag Toende District Assembly to give the assembly a renewed sense of administrative independence from the Bawku Municipal Assembly from which it was carved.
Kintampo Rural Bank in Brong-Ahafo has donated 100 bags of cement worth GHC 1,300 to Bouyem Senior High School.
National Coordinator of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) of the Judicial Service, Mr Alex Nartey has launched this year’s Legal Year ADR week at Takoradi in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region of Ghana.
The Techiman Municipal Coordinating Director, Alhaji Hafiz Adam has advised officials for the 2010 National Population and Housing Census to become well abreast with the tenets of the exercise.
The Member of Parliament for Sunyani West, Hon. Ignatius Baffour-Awuah at the has presented an ambulance valued at GH¢ 25,000 to the Health Centre at Nsoatre in the constituency and promised to do more to help to improve health care delivery in the area.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) under its Teachers Fund (TF) has inaugurated a GH¢5.8 million ultra modern hostel facility on the campus of the University of Ghana (UG), Legon.
The Committee for Joint Action (CJA) has expressed shock by the decision of government and the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) to increase tariffs on water and electricity.
The Municipal Directorate of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly has been advised to take keen interest in issues bothering on promoting quality education in the municipality.
Members of Bimoba Youth Association (BIYA) of Bunkpurugu Yunyoo District in the Northern Region, have called on government to confiscate disputed lands in the area for public use and compensate the aggrieved parties.
Ghana’s Forest Plantation Development Project is expected to reduce the country’s forest degradation by 65,000 hectares per annum.
The Ho Municipal Environmental Health Office would vigorously enforce the ban on the use of pan latrines by close of September.
Tension is mounting among the 221 Ghanaian workforce of the China Jiangxi International and Technical Cooperation (CJIC) engaged on
the Akatsi-Tadzewu-Dzodze- Akanu road over alleged bad
treatment by the Chinese management.
Some Members of the Abudu Royal Gate and their sympathizers have hit the streets of Accra in protest against what they describe as a violation of fundamental human rights by the Attorney General and the state prosecutor.
I hope the Minister for Health, Dr. Benjamin Kunbour and those in charge of the Regional Ministry of Health in Kumasi will have a chance to read this article and resolve the problem I am about to address.
The Minister of Transport, Mr Mike Hammah, has donated 650 dual desks, 140 teachers’ tables and chairs worth 30,000.00 Ghana cedis to the Municipal Education Directorate for distribution to schools in the Municipality.
The Founder and Director of Sissala Heritage Foundation, Mr. Chieminah Abudu Gariba, says the increasing adoption of English, Arabic and other foreign names in the country is detrimental to the
development of Ghanaian culture and identity.
The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) has released GH¢ 3,000,000, to the Council for Technical and Vocational Education (COTVET) to support apprenticeship training in the informal sector.
Parents have been urged not to shirk their responsibilities to educate their children at the basic school level in spite of government’s intervention.
The District Chief Executive for Adandi North, Alhaji Abdul-Lateef Majdoub Monday made a surprise visit to the Old Ayaase Roman Catholic School to familiarize himself with the operations of the School Feeding Programme.
The Awutu Beraku Magistrate Court, presided over by Mr Ebenezer Osei Darkor, has remanded a 55-year old father at Kasoa in prison custody, for allegedly defiling his two biological children.
Manhyia Number 4, a predominantly farming community near Sankore in Asunafo South District, has been hit by an outbreak of typhoid for the past one month.
The Northern Regional Coordinator for the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Alhaji Abdulai Mahama Silimboma, says his outfit has run out of relief items.
The first flight to carry football fans to South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, will leave Accra on Thursday night, June 10, 2010.
The Eastern Regional Police Command has destroyed 46 bags of Indian hemp (wee) weighing about 564,000 grams seized from Huhunya in the Yilo Krobo District.
President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday made an unannounced visit to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, and inspected an on-going borehole project meant to salve the water problem facing the hospital.
The Pressure Group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), is set to hit the streets of Kumasi today, June 9, 2010 to demonstrate against the recent increase in utility tarrifs which they have described as government’s ’’insensitivity’’ to the plight of the already suffering Ghanaian.
A seven-year old boy got drowned in River Pomasu at Atronie in the Sunyani Municipality, in the early hours of Sunday.
A combined team of military personnel and forestry officials have destroyed about 1,000 hectares of cocoa and other farm produce that were illegally cultivated in the Krokosua Forest Reserve at Juabeso in the Western Region.
The Asunafo South District Chief Executive (DCE) Hon. Fleance Danso has stressed the need for Ghanaians not to politicize the cocoa spraying exercise, since cocoa is the mainstay of the national economy.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Best Cocoa Farmer, Nana Yaw Boateng, has advised district chief executives to desist from dissolving cocoa spraying gangs for no apparent reason.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has commended the Cuban Government for offering scholarships to Ghanaian students to undertake courses in various disciplines.
The Kintampo South District Chief Executive (DCE) Hon. Kwadwo Nyame Datiakwa has called on traditional authorities to assist in preserving the environment by refraining from destructive activities.
Four persons sustained gun shot wounds when officials of the wildlife division in charge of Bia National Park at Adwoafua in the Western Region and some residents of the area clashed over collecting snails in the reserve.
The Dormaa East District Chief Executive, Hon. Isaac Kofi Kyeremeh has deplored the expensive and competitive manner in which funerals were celebrated in the district to the detriment of children’s education and the welfare of poor families.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has demolished over 360 unauthorised structures on waterways as efforts to reduce floods in the metropolis.
Tension is mounting among the 221 Ghanaian workforce of the China Jiangxi International and Technical Cooperation (CJIC) engaged on the Akatsi-Tadzewu-Dzodze-Akanu road over alleged bad treatment by the Chinese management.
President John Evans Atta Mills has inaugurated the Emoluments Committee and charged the members to take into account the nation’s economic circumstances and the equitable distribution of national resources when fixing emoluments for designated national office holders.
Security chiefs of the military and the police on Monday held crisis meetings in Kumasi to soothe strained relations between personnel of the two security agencies.
About two thousand lives are feared to be in danger if nothing is done within three months to complete the Keta Sea Defence Wall Project, the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Alban Bagbin, has hinted.
The District Chief Executive of South Tongu, Daniel Amelorku has questioned the requirements for recruiting police officers into the service.
The Ketu North District Director of the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE). Godwin Agbenyo has called on Ghanaians to change their attitude towards handling the Ghana Cedi notes.
About 500 women and children in Zogu, a farming community in the Savelugu/Nanton District of the Northern Region, have benefited from a free medical screening and treatment exercise.
The Won Waana Traditional Healers Association based at Wa in the Upper West Region has called on the Ministry of Health to regulate herbal medical practice in the country and to organise workshops on the administration of drugs for the practitioners.
The Ahafo-Ano North District Assembly has held a day’s public forum at Tepa to solicit views of the people and factor them into the district’s Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP).
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwabre West, Mr Emmanuel Asamoa Owusu-Ansah has donated jerseys, footballs and other sporting kits to Saryma Football Club, a Division Three football club
based at Nkukua-Buoho.
The Chiefs and people of Kaasi, a suburb of Kumasi at the weekend raised GH¢ 10,000.00 towards the completion of a one storey classroom block for the local Junior High School (JHS).
The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has decried what they say is the “unsympathetic” posturing of the Mills government, explaining that the public’s confidence in the administration has completely waned.
A Ho high court presided over by Mr Justice Essel Mensah has sentenced Emmanuel Adzanku, 40-year-old palm wine tapper of Matse Tsipe, to death by hanging for murdering one William Addo also of Matse Tsipe.
Large quantities of harvested cocoa beans cannot reach marketing centres due to poor and inaccessible road network.
A 41 year-old Miner, Kwasi Apinteng, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Kade District Magistrate Court on a charge of incest.
The people of the Sekyere East District have suggested the introduction of a clause in the constitution that would make it mandatory for chiefs to account for royalties on stool lands paid to them.
Participants at a two-day community level consultation held by the
Constitution Review Commission at Manso-Nkwanta in the Amansie-West District have called for extension of the President’s term of office from four to five years.
A Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Nii Amassah Namoale, has said the Ministry has not granted permit to any fishing trawler to engage in pair trawling.
President John Evans Atta Mills left Accra Wednesday night for South Africa.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has advocated annual review of utility tariffs to avoid rancour and bitterness that normally come between service providers and consumers.
Power outages on Wednesday halted Parliamentary proceedings for over an hour.
Figures released on Wednesday by Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) indicates that the country’s inflation rate has dropped from 11.66 per cent in April 2010 to 10.68 per cent in May, inching closer to the desired single digit sought by government.
Ghana’s midfielder Sulley Muntari believes his team can reach the World Cup semi-finals despite the absence of injured Michael Essien.
The Asunafo South District Chief Executive, Hon. Fleance Danso has stressed the need for the creation of additional electoral areas in the district to facilitate accelerated development.
The Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease (CCSVD) Control Unit of the Ghana Cocoa Board is to embark on a nation-wide exercise to rid all cocoa farms of mistletoe, a parasitic plant that retards growth and yield of cocoa trees.
Participants at a stakeholders’ forum at Nkoranza on the review of the 1992 constitution have called for the extension of the tenure of office of the President to five years.
Executives of Sunyani East constituency branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have raised concern about alleged government pressure on district and municipal electoral offices in the Brong-Ahafo Region to recruit sympathizers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as electoral officers for the impending voters registration exercise.
The Minister of the Interior, Hon. Martin A.B.K. Amidu, has reiterated that the ban on all persons in the Bawku Municipality, and its immediate environs (Zabzugu, Binduri, Pusiga and Zoasi) from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapons is still in force
The Deputy Director in-charge of schools inspection at Nkoranza North in the Brong Ahafo region, Mr Benjamin Adu-Darko, has commended Major Derek Oduro (Rtd), Member of Parliament for the area, for donating 22 computers to some Junior High Schools in the district.
The stage is currently set for the world’s most sensational and startling soccer fiesta to commence. The world’s greatest performer, dribbling magician, Lionel Messi should be somewhere in Buenos Aires resting his fatigued bones after picking up a couple of trophies at the Santiago Bernabeu, but no, he is in South Africa.
SONITRA, a construction firm working on the new interchange close to the entrance of the University of Ghana, has accused the university authorities as derailing plans to complete work on schedule.
A 21-year-old teacher who allegedly defiled his headmistress’ seven-year-old daughter in a classroom has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court charged with defilement.
The Cities Alliance, a global coalition of cities and development partners has rolled-out modalities for Ghana to reduce urban poverty, improve the quality and impact of urban development cooperation.
DCOP Rose Bio-Atinga, Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, has cautioned Ghanaians to be security conscious and wary of criminals who would capitalise on the up-coming World Cup Tournament to carry out their nefarious activities.
The Ahafo-Ano North District Assembly has held a day’s public forum at Tepa to solicit views of the people and factor them into the district’s Medium Term Development Plan.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama said legislation on plastic waste to mete out stiff punishment to individuals and companies that dispose plastics indiscriminately will soon be introduced.
A joint delegation from the Military and Police Command are in Kumasi to solve the impasse between the two security agencies that arose out of alleged military brutalities meted out to some police
personnel in Kumasi last week.
The Ashanti Region National Democratic Congress (NDC), has denied throwing its weight behind former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, to contest for the party’s presidential ticket for Election
Mrs Isabella Gyau Orhin, Communications Manager of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, a leading waste management company in the country, has disclosed that the company was investing in mechanized agriculture.
Canoe Owners and the Fishermen Association at Elmina have threatened to disrupt the Edina "Bakatue" Festival if the Omanhen of Edina Traditional Area, Nana Kodwo Conduah VI, attempts to celebrate it by parading the destooled Chief Fisherman, Nana Jojo Solomon.
MTN Ghana Foundation on Tuesday donated medical equipment running into thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Kotokuom Health Centre in the Atwima-Mponua District of the Ashanti Region.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Benjamin Kunbour, says government has resolved to tackle challenges regarding physical infrastructure and transportation facing the country’s nursing training institutions.
The Tamale District Council of Labour of TUC has threatened to join the mother organization to demonstrate against the increase in utility tariffs that they said would make the Ghanaian worker poorer.
The Ashanti Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Alhassan Yakubu has called on Ghanaians to join in efforts at promoting good governance by actively participating in the constitution review process.
Dadease Agricultural Senior High school (SHS) in the Sekyere-East District played a determined game to thrash Garden City SHS 4-0 in the final match of this year’s Ashanti Regional Inter-School Girls’
Soccer Championship at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
The Campaign for Female Education (Camfed) Ghana, an NGO operating in the Northern Region, has registered a total of 1,384 out of school children in Nanumba South, for enrolment into school for the upcoming academic year which begins in September.
Mr Micheal Totimey, the Volta Regional Director of National Service Scheme (NSS), has commended the Adaklu-Anyigbe District Secretariat of the Scheme for providing roofing sheets to replace the thatched roof of two of the three classrooms of the Anglican Junior High School at Kpetoe.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has wished the Black Stars well in their World Cup Tournament, saying he had no doubt the players would excel to make the Black Star shine again.
South Africa is ready for the start of the biggest football tournament on earth, the World Cup, which gets under way today, Friday, June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg.
Asunafo North Municipal Assembly in the Brong-Ahafo Region has terminated some contracts it awarded two years ago because of delay in their execution.
The Omanhene of Sankore Traditional Area, Nana Yaw Adusei, has appealed to the Ministry of Health to upgrade the Sankore Health Centre into a hospital.
A rainstorm has hit Nkoranza and ripped-off the roofs of eight buildings including the three classroom block of the local Methodist Kindergarten, rendering 30 people homeless.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela will not attend today’s opening of the World Cup soccer tournament after the death of his great-grandchild in a car crash, a representative said.
A circuit court in Dormaa Ahenkro has granted bail in the sum of GH¢ 2,000 to Kwadwo Kyeremeh, a chainsaw owner at Diabaa in Dormaa Municipality, for possessing unlicensed fire arm and threatening to kill a police officer.
The Upper East Regional Director of Health Service, Dr. Koku Awoonor-Williams has lamented that pregnant women in the area were dying because they failed to practice family planning.
The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Madam Betty Bosomtwi-Sam has expressed her observation that education in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis was declining.
The Deputy Western Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Osabarima Oware Asare Pinkro 111, has said the Police Administration was determined to bring innovation into the police administration to meet the challenges confronting it.
An Accra Human Rights Court has restrained the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) from continuing with its investigation into the Mabey and Johnson bribery scandal.
Board of Directors of Banks must establish good risk management practices at senior levels with direct reporting to a committee of the Board to ensure effective monitoring and control of risk in their operations, Mr Kwesi B. Amissah-Arthur, Governor of Bank of Ghana, said.
The Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, Hon. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has donated a number of television sets with satellite dish as well as electricity generators to various communities in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.
The Cape Coast Metropolitan Council of Labour has given a week ultimatum to the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC) to reduce the recent increases in utility tariffs.
A new and innovative health insurance policy, to provide retirement plans and business opportunities to clients was launched in Tema.
The Kwabre East District Assembly on Thursday gave approval to a supplementary budget of GH¢1,722,136.07 towards the completion of some development projects and tackle new ones.
Panellists at a colloquium on forest plantation development in Ghana;
strategies, challenges and the way forward, have called for consistent and clear cut policies on forest plantation development.
It is estimated that about 51 per cent of water produced in urban areas by management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) is unaccounted for due to leaking pipelines, illegal water connections and inability to collect bills from consumers.
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa got under way with a spectacular and vibrant opening ceremony at the 94,000-capacity Soccer City in Johannesburg.
The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned destabilising acts against President John Evans Atta Mills by individuals with the objective of furthering the presidential ambitions of some personalities within the party.
Five cases of H1N1 have been confirmed at the Mater Ecclesiae Basic School Complex at the Sokode-Gborgame in the Ho Municipality but authorities of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) say "there is no cause for alarm".
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has registered his displeasure on infighting and perpetual disagreements within the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Azumah Resources Limited, an Australian Gold prospecting Company operating in the Nadowli and Wa East Districts of the Upper West Region has provided 150 footballs valued at 6,750 Ghana Cedis to 25 selected schools in the Nadowli district.
Two drivers and a mason who allegedly robbed a hairdresser of her GH¢ 130.00 at Buokrom in Kumasi have been arrested by the police.
Labour in Ho under the aegis of the District Council of Labour (DCL), has threatened strike if government fails to reduce the recent hikes in water and electricity tariffs.
The Bafana Bafana of South Africa were this afternoon held to an ill-fated one all draw by Mexico after play maker, Siphiwe Tshabalala walloped a sizzling left-foot shot across keeper Osacar Perez which was later cancelled by Rafael Marquez.
The Member of Parliament for Offinso-North, Mr Augustine Collins Ntim, is supporting the development of education and health in the constituency to the tune of over GH¢300,000.00.
The Finance Minister, Dr Kwabena Dufuor has called on critics who say government’s efforts at attaining single digit inflation would hamper economic growth to take a second look at the country’s historical records.
The Bole Branch of the Islamic Council of Ghana has called on their Moslem brothers and sisters to unite as a family to promote peace towards the development of their areas.
The Asunafo South District Chief Executive in the Brong Ahafo Region, Hon.Fleance Danso has assured communities in the area that the Assembly would provide the needed social amenities.
The Tema Metropolitan Office of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has asked residents in flood-prone areas in the Metropolis to relocate to safer areas during this rainy season.
The Nkoranza South District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum has commended revenue collectors of the assembly for their efforts and team work that had led to a significant improvement in revenue collection.
The Nkoranza South District Chief Executive, Hon. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum has appealed to teachers in the district to work hard to improve the abysmal performance of students.
The Ghana Community College concept which may sound to many as a mirage or unattainable feat will soon become possible with the first-ever college to be opened at Dormaa in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The people of Pepomu, near Sankore in the Asunafo South District have warned political parties not to extend their activities to the area and threatened to refuse to pay taxes.
Reports reaching peacefmonline say the first batch of government-sponsored football fans to South Africa, which left Accra on Thursday night to witness the on-going FIFA World Cup, are said to be still stranded at the OR Tambo International Airport formerly known as the Johannesburg International Airport.
The Black Stars of Ghana are expected to receive a massive support on Sunday, when they take on Serbia in the opening game of Group D of the 2010 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in South Africa.
The Controller and Accountant General, Mr R.K. Tufuor has proposed a two-month respite to enable the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) run a test result on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) to enable stakeholders make inputs for efficient pay roll under the policy.
The government would continue to provide logistics and materials to ensure the successful implementation of the National Forest Plantation Development (NFPD) programme, Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister for Lands and Forestry, has said.
Mr. Oscar Provincal, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, has said the reluctance to maintain healthy practices towards waste disposal was the company’s major challenge.
The Wa West District Assembly has hooked 816 beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The Eastern Regional Police Command has warned taxi drivers in Accra to be cautious when hired to the Eastern Region to avoid their vehicles from being snatched by armed robbers.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkawkaw, Mr Seth Adjei-Baah, has presented 3,000 note books to four private second cycle schools in his constituency.
Ms Elizaberth Agyeman, Member of Parliament (MP) for Oforikrom in the Ashanti Region, has urged Parliament to start exercising its responsibility of holding accountable, those responsible for ensuring that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are met by 2015.
Nine communities in the Awutu Bontrase-Nfadwen-Ayiresu Electoral Area in the Awutu-Senya District of the Central Region have been connected to the National Electrification grid.
The Black Stars of Ghana takes on their Serbian counter parts in their opening match on Sunday afternoon.
Residents near the taxi rank at Hackman area, at Effiduase, have appealed to the Member of Parliament (MP) to stop their constant harassment by a monkey, bred by one of their neighbours.
The youth of Yawkrom, a predominantly farming community in the Dormaa Municipality, have threatened to disrupt all public gatherings in their locality if immediate steps are not taken to improve their living condition.
The Black Stars of Ghana got off to flying start at the 19th Edition of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) World Cup with a lone goal victory over the much dreaded Serbia at the Loftus Versfield, Stadium in Pretoria on Sunday.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has announced its decision not to award the 2010 edition of its legendary award of excellence for ex-African leaders.
Newmont Ghana’s Workplace HIV/AIDS and Malaria Programmes voted best by 2010 Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
The chiefs and people of Danyame, a farming community in the Dormaa Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region, have held a durbar to raise funds to purchase a generator for the provision of electricity for the community library.
Dormaa Presbyterian Hospital has held a day’s stakeholders’ meeting with officials of Dormaa-Ahenkro Local Council of Churches, at Dormaa-Ahenkro under the theme: "Evangelization Through Health Care - the Role of the Church".
The Minister of Education, Hon. Alex Tettey Enyo has announced that government has allocated GHC 450,000 to St. Joseph’s College of Education at Bechem in the Tano South District of the Brong Ahafo Region to facilitate its transformation as a tertiary institution.
Communities in the coastal districts of the Western Region are watching broadcasts of the on-going FIFA World Cup in communal style.
About 2,000 cocoa farmers from eight districts in the Western and Ashanti regions, have passed out, after completing a capacity building course at Sefwi Wiawso in the Western Region.
The Nkoranza North District Director of Health, Dr. Donatus Achisiba has expressed concern about the lack of a hospital in the area.
The Assembly member for Aiyinase-North in the Ellembelle District, Mr. Kwekumah Koomson has observed that the construction of the Aiyinase-Nyamebekyere-Asomasi feeder road will afford people in the area the opportunity to avail themselves in the forthcoming National Population Census (NPS).
Two New Patriotic Party (NPP) elders in Bawku, Alhaji Ablabila Amandi and Alhaji Yakubu Salifu, have appealed to Mr. Alan Kyerematen, an aspiring flag bearer of the party, to create more jobs for the youth in Bawku should he become the President in 2013.
Zoomlion will establish a waste management university next year to undertake fulltime courses in waste management, sanitation and hygiene.
STX Corporation, a South Korean holding company engaged in a chain of businesses and services, has entered into public-private partnership agreement with Ghana, to build 200,000 housing units to boost the housing stock in Ghana.
The acting Volta Regional Officer of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, (DVLA) Mr Eric Ayisi Addo, has advised owners of taxis with their drivers to regularly maintain their vehicles.
Yagbonwura Tuntumba Bore Essa Sulemana Japka I, President of the Gonja Traditional Area, has praised the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for his significant contribution towards calming tension and promoting inter-ethnic cooperation.
A claims court to pave way for consumers to sue importers and traders over risky and substandard products is in the offing.
Ms Marian Kpahkpah, Acting Executive Director of the National Population Council, (NPC) has requested the support of Parliament in repositioning family planning in national development affairs.
Residents in communities along the Volta Lake at Wusuta in the Kpando District have been provided with 100 life jackets to boost safety when dealing with the lake.
The Management of China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation (CJIC) has denied workers’ allegations of wrongful and frequent dismissals; under payment; failure to provide them with safety gadgets and payment of compensation.
The Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional Area, Togbega Gabusu, has entreated world football body, FIFA to bring equity into the continental hosting rights of the Mundial on mandatory rotational basis.
A group of 22 Ghanaians made up of professionals and students working on environment-related issues arrived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) on Sunday to participate in an exchange programme between the University of Duquesne and the University of Ghana, Legon.
Ghana’s coach Milovan Rajevac has said he did not celebrate Ghana’s victory over Serbia due to the respect for his country.
The Awutu Beraku Magistrate Court, presided over by Mr Ebenezer Osei Darkor, has remanded a 55-year old father at Kasoa in prison custody, for allegedly defiling his two biological children.
Seven communities in the Prestea Huni-Valley District have been presented with 7 colour television sets to enable them watch the on-going world in South Africa.
The Mfantseman Municipal Chief Executive, (MCE) Mr Henry Kweku Hayford, has led a team to distribute free exercise books, provided by the government, to children in basic schools in the Municipality.
Over twenty communities in the Central Gonja District of the Northern Region have made an urgent appeal to the government to rehabilitate the broken down Kpinjipe bridge which links them to other neighbouring districts and the regional capital, Tamale.
The Gomoa West District Assembly has donated four DSTVs with accessories, including projectors, decoders and large screens to four
communities in the district to enable the people to watch the ongoing World Cup football tournament in South Africa.
In an effort to boost education delivery and academic performance of pupils and students, Shai Area Progressive Union (SHAU), a civil society organisation, and the District Education Planning Unit of the Dangme West Assembly have jointly organised a public forum on education delivery in Dodowa.
A 19-year suspected robber who escaped from police custody, where he was on remand, has been sentenced to 912 days by the Juaben
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has reminded leading members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who want to contest President John Atta Mills for the presidential candidature of the party that none of them could jump over the failures of President Mills to win political power in the 2012 polls.
Japan edged out Cameroon in a dour encounter at Bloemfontein’s Free State Stadium which produced little in the way of goalmouth action.
The Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has been charged to initiate Administrative Justice Bill to provide a single comprehensive legal framework for adjudication.
The Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has said that the powers of Parliament in exercising oversight responsibilities over state institutions were grossly under utilized.
Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) and the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU), are collaborating to enrol and issue e-zwich cards to commercial drivers and other people operating at the country’s lorry parks.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has hinted that government would work closely with the Scandinavian countries in order to achieve the country’s social democratic objectives.
Stranded Black Stars fans at the El-Wak stadium here in Accra have been asked to return to their homes after government ruled out any possibility of airlifting them to South Africa.
Agents of National Security are investigating a case of cruelty on the high seas in which three Ivorian nationals are alleged to have been thrown into the ocean by the captain of a Chinese vessel.
The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ms Sherry Ayittey has called for new and innovative approach to address coastal and marine environmental challenges in a more comprehensive manner.
Government has urged the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders and the people of Bawku to continue to be tolerant of one another and avoid all acts likely to cause tension among them.
A man in his thirties died at the Bolgatanga hospital after he was involved in a motor crash on Sunday, after the Black Stars of Ghana beat their Serbian counterparts by a lone goal. Popularly referred to as ‘Boobobo’ Awudu Rahaman, he was said to be the first man to hit the Bolgatanga taxi rank with his motorbike to jubilate after the stars victory.
The Nkoranza North District Chief Executive (DCE), has advised the people in the area to bury their political differences and to unite and initiate programmes that would promote development.
The Constitution Review Commission has been called upon to scrap Article 89 of the 1992 Constitution, which established the Council of
Workers of the Upper East Regional branch of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have appealed to government to reduce the recently increased utility tariffs, complaining that they could not afford it.
Nine farmers in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District have been arrested for illegally farming in the Tano Suraw Forest Reserve.
All well-meaning activists and supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have been asked to avoid acts, likely to undermine the achievement of the Better Ghana Agenda of the Mills administration.
One person was killed while six others sustained serious injuries when a bus on which they were travelling was involved in an accident near Akorabuokrom on the Kumasi-Bibiani road.
One instrument, that has generated much controversy before and during the 2010 FIFA World Cup is the ever popular vuvuzela, which has been a dominant feature at the stadium during matches.
The Dormaa Municipality is to cultivate a total of 300 hectares of cereals and tomato, this year, under the government’s on-going block
A legal practitiner has appealed to the nation to ensure that the constitutional review exercise is kept out of partisan politics.
The Asunafo South District Chief Executive, Mr. Fleance Danso, has stressed the need for the creation of additional electoral areas in the district to facilitate accelerated development.
The government is to conduct a verification exercise from June 16 to August 16, to confirm or disprove the existence of ghost names identified on its payroll during the head count exercise conducted in the Public Education Sector (PES) last year.
Four persons sustained gun shot wounds when officials of the wildlife division in charge of Bia National Park at Adwoafua in the Western
Region and some residents of the area clashed over collecting snails in the reserve.
Ivory Coast and Portugal contested a goaless draw in a cagey opening game to the World Cup’s so-called group of death at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
The Kadjebi District Chief Executive (DCE), has appealed to farmers and companies in extraction and processing of wood products, to desist from stockpiling and leaving of fuel wood and cut-offs along the shoulders of the highway.
A seven year-old boy got drowned in the early hours of Sunday in the Pomasu River at Atronie in the Sunyani municipality.
Ghana has not been able to achieve a 100 per cent voluntary blood donation status, despite various interventions over the years in trying to achieve the feat, Director of National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS), Dr Justina Ansah has said.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has expressed dissatisfaction with the judgment which prohibited it from executing its constitutional anti-corruption mandate in relation to the alleged Mabey and Johnson bribery scandal.
The Minister of Communications, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu day said the construction of community information centres (CIC) was a major policy initiative of the Ministry to provide information and communication technology infrastructure and services to under-served and un-served communities.
A security analyst, Mr Emmanuel Sowatey is warning the nation to be wary of the influx of former Nigerian militants in the country purported to be fleeing the trouble area of the Niger Delta.
Vodafone Ghana has appointed Mr. Kyle Whitehill as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to replace Mr. David Venn, who is expected to leave the Company at the end of June, 2010.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service, Mr. Christian Cato has said, the biometric passport is to eliminate fraud, usually orchestrated by "connection men."
The Electoral Commission is expecting to register about 180,000 new voters during the 10-day Revision of the Voters Register in the Western Region, the Regional Director of EC, Mr. Steve Opoku-Mensah has said.
A Circuit Court in Cape Coast presided over by Mr Beresford Acquah has sentenced Karim Abdulai, a scrap dealer to 10 years imprisonment for possessing narcotic drugs.
The Research Committee of the Tertiary Education Students Confederacy of NPP (TESCON) of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has donated items worth GH¢1000.00 to the Northern Youth for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo(NAYONA) at Bongo in the Upper East Region.
The Tema Collection of the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) has instituted measures to ensure that the euphoria associated with the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa does not affect revenue collection.
The Upper East Regional Manager of the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), Mr. Jonathan Adabre has appealed to the government to commit resources to bridge the development gap between the north and the south.
Some residents in the Tema Metropolis had suggested that the President of Ghana and Members of Parliament (MPs) should be put on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
The Adamus Resources Limited, a gold prospecting company, has been asked to focus on its corporate responsibility and local content participation to create employment for the youth.
The Medical Superintendent of the Koforidua Regional Hospital, has observed that only 30 per cent of the 1,020 units of blood given our by the blood bank of the facility to patients have been replaced.
The Mpraeso Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has re-elected Mr Emmanuel Attah Obeng, popularly known as Chairman Soborae, as chairman for another four year- term at a delegates’ conference at Kwahu Adawso.
Ghana’s ruling party, the National Democratic Congress is unhappy with what it says are attempts by officers of the Electoral Commission in Elubo in the Western Region to disenfranchise prospective voters.
An Accra Fast Track High Court would on Friday, June 25, rule on perpetual injunction filed against authorities of University of Ghana (UG) and two others over the closing down and conversion of Commonwealth Hall into a graduate mixed hall from 2010/2011 academic year.
An Accra Fast Track High Court (FTHC) would on July 8, rule on an appeal on submission of no case filed by Nana Kofi Yirenkyi aka "Jesus One Touch", who is standing trial for defilement.
Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), has called for the abolition of presentation of "Soli", envelopes containing cash, ostensibly to cover travel costs, to journalists after covering functions to influence them to produce favourable stories.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has commended the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for abolishing the shift system in basic schools in Accra, saying "it is an important move towards addressing the challenges confronting basic education in the country."
The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Alban S. K. Bagbin has warned that his Ministry would take tough measures against people who engaged in activities that sabotage the provision of portable water.
The Minister of Education, says the introduction of Christian Religious Studies (CRS) in Senior High Schools (SHS) would help students to understand the role the Bible play as a source of guidance, direction and counselling.
Residents near the taxi rank at Hackman area, at Effiduase, have appealed to the Member of Parliament (MP) to stop the constant harassment by a monkey, bred by one of their neighbours.
Over 300 cocoa farmers have appealed to the Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni Valley and the Prestea Huni Valley district to come to their aid.
Banks and other financial institutions have been advised to re-package their services to meet the needs of the Small and Medium Scale enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
A total of 47,000 youths have so far been employed under the Youth in Agric Block Farming Programme (YIABFP) initiated by government in 2009.
"Trees for the Future" an International Ecology Protection Association, has started a programme to raise agricultural production in the Volta Region through organic farming rather than the use of fertilizers.
It has now been confirmed that 269 workers of the National Investment Bank (NIB) would be sacked. The move, which forms part of a restructuring process was issued on Tuesday, June 15.
Government has abolished the coupon system used in the purchase of fertilizer by farmers on account of its high overhead and administrative costs.
Today is the 16th International Day of the African Child. It is a day celebrated to honour the memory of thousands of black school children who were killed in Soweto for protesting against the poor quality of their education and demanded to be taught in their local language.
Mr. Abdul-Shakur Saeed, a lawyer at the Attorney Generals’ Department in Wa, has called for the amendment of Article 62(b) of the 1992 Constitution to enable young people to contest for the Presidency of Ghana.
Hundred million barrels of oil are expected to be generated from the harvest blocks in the offshore Accra-Keta basin area.
The Volta Regional Director of the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE), Mr. Fidelix Attor, has asked public officials to be punctual to work and other events so that they could demand the same from other people.
The Public Utility and Regulatory Commission (PURC) have agreed with Organized Labour to work together towards a reduction in the recent tariff increases.
Deputy Minister of Energy, Armah Kofi Buah says government is committed to ensuring that environmental laws are fully observed in the oil and gas sector.
Energy Minister Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei, says exploitation of nuclear energy for peaceful civilian usage as a secured alternative fuel source for electricity is high on government’s agenda.
The Department of Social Welfare has taken custody of two children from a frustrated woman who had contemplated killing them and herself.
The International Finance Corporation, (IFC) has pledged its continued assistance to Ghana’s development goals by supporting infrastructure for oil, gas, mining and telecommunication and other sectors.
No disturbances or technical problem has been recorded in many of the registration centres in Cape Coast six days into the exercise.
President John Evans Atta Mills returned home Wednesday morning from South Africa, after witnessing the first match of the Black Stars of Ghana in the ongoing 2010 World Cup tournament.
As part of measures to explore economic, social and cultural opportunities to promote growth, in the spirit of ECOWAS protocol, the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly has entered into a Sister-Sister Relation with Fada Ngourma in North Eastern Burkina Faso.
Residents staying near gas filling stations are calling for the relocation of the stations following the recent gas explosion in the Sunyani Municipality, which killed one and injured six persons.
The music producer busted after expelling 96 pellets of cocaine was Wednesday sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by an Accra Fast Track High Court.
Mr Paul Levin Gyato, Nkwanta North District Chief Executive, (DCE) has announced plans to soon host a stakeholders’ forum on the economic and tourism potentials of his area.
Authorities of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in the Upper West Region have denied a recent report by an Accra based Radio Station that the Ministry had failed to provide tractors to farmers from whom it had collected monies.
The Amansie Central District has put in place an 8-member Road Safety Task Force, to among others, enforce traffic regulations, to reduce lorry accidents and to protect lives and property in the district.
The Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Evils Afriyie Ankrah, has urged Assembly Members to look at issues rationally and logically instead of viewing them with partisan lenses.
The Attorney- General and Minister of Justice has observed that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) ought to be strengthened to enable it to investigate suspected offences, which involves serious financial loss to the state.
The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama, on Wednesday June 16 escaped what could have been a fatal plane crash.
About 345 Black Stars’ supporters who were stranded at the El-wark Stadium in Accra for close to a week, have been airlifted to South Africa.
Forty-eight teachers have been given GHC 12,000 financial support to offer extra classes to more than 1,400 final year students of Junior High Schools (JHSs) in the Pru District of Brong-Ahafo Region.
The Circuit Supervisor of the Donkro-Nkwanta in the Nkoranza South District Directorate of Education, Mr Samuel Appiah has urged traditional authorities to reintroduce puberty rites, locally known as "bragoro," to curb teenage pregnancies.
Efforts by political stakeholders to lobby the Electoral Commission (EC) to adopt a biometric voting system during Election 2012 have been boosted by authorities of Meridian Pre-University, who introduced the technology for students’ election.
Seven Dormaa communities along the Ghana/Cote d’Ivoire border are to have a common Senior High School (SHS) sited within their reach.
Ghana moved a notch higher in gaining international recognition, to combat global crime when it opened an ultra-modern document fraud detection centre, touted as a novelty in sub-Saharan Africa.
A two-day workshop on advocacy, monitoring and evaluation for implementation of community action plans initiated by Abono Organic Farming Projects (ABOFAP) under the auspices of Care International-Ghana, has ended.
Parliament has adopted a report by the leadership, on a 25- member Special Committee on Constitutional Review.
Nana Wiafe Akenten III, Omanhene of the Offinso Traditional Area, has appealed to traditional rulers to distance themselves from partisan politics to maintain the dignity of the chieftaincy institution.
A six-hour heavy down pour on Wednesday in the Sekondi Takoradi metropolis has created inconveniences to some residents and motorists and disrupted economic activities.
There are about 180 schools in the Upper East Region that hold classes under trees and many Directorates of Education use rented
houses as offices.
The Youth in Mining Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has been launched at Akwatia.
Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs observed that children’s rights and welfare are intrinsically linked to the public budget because of the cost involved in protecting those liberties.
A Cape Coast High Court, presided over by Justice Alhaji Mohammed Mustapha, has sentenced a 32 year old man to 15 years imprisonment for manslaughter.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Sarpong, has suggested assembly members be paid monthly salaries to motivate them to give of their best to strengthen political governance at the
The Cocoa Swollen Shoot and Viral Disease Control Unit (CSSVDCU) of the COCOBOD has implemented vigorous cross-cutting initiatives to
rehabilitate and maintain cocoa farms.
Consultants in a joint review of the HIV/ AIDS National Strategic Framework II (NSF) have noted that even though Ghana had a stabilised generalised HIV epidemic, there were significant regional, district and community variations.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is establishing a unit to integrate traditional medicine into the mainstream health delivery system.
Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos would pay a three-day State visit to Ghana from Sunday, June 20 to Tuesday, June 22.
Collection and documentation of indigenous names have enlarged
considerably in recent years, becoming an important academic resource gaining international recognition and support.
Greece edged ten-man Nigeria 2-1 in a pulsating contest in Mangaung/Bloemfontein to revive their chances of reaching the Round of 16.
Government is expected to reduce its dependency on donor support considerably by 2012, with the establishment of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), mandated to oversee all revenue agencies and to formulate
policies for income mobilisation.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) says it has not registered any drug from Blessed Herbal Clinic for the treatment of Fibroid Uterus.
Authorities of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) have expressed concern about the proliferation of unidentified and unauthorised billboards and signage in the metropolis most of which had compromised the safety and health standards of the public.
The Harmattan School, a policy think-thank of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has called on the government to pursue balanced national development as stipulated in Article 36 (2td) of the 1992 constitution.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is establishing a unit to integrate traditional medicine into the mainstream health delivery system.
Madam Akua Wood, a businesswoman based in the United Kingdom (U.K.), has registered and paid the full premium for 41 women sheanut pickers from Gumu, a suburb of Tamale, under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The oil vessel to be used in the production of the country’s crude oil in commercial quantities is expected to arrive in the country next week.
A campaign inspired by the first FIFA World Cup in Africa was on Thursday given full support by FIFA and World Cup legend Roger Milla in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A severe rainstorm that hit Yaw Nyarkokrom, near Nsawam in the Akuapem South Municipality, has ripped off the roof of the local primary school, displacing about 300 pupils and disrupting teaching and learning.
Nana Adjoa Mansa I, Queen Mother of Asona Clan at Adoagyiri, near Nsawam in the Eastern Region, has appealed to the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) to rescind the decision to ban the sale of Turkey tail (Tsofi).
Madam Janet Adama Mohammed, Director of Human Rights and Democratization Programme of Ibis West Africa, has urged women to build stronger relations in their communities to enable them to maintain peace in the society.
The Sekondi-Takoradi, Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) , Hon. Kobina Pra Annan has visited some voter’s registration centres to ascertain the progress of the revision of voters’ register in the Metropolis.
The Nkoranza North District Education Officer in charge of Girl Education, Madam Joyce Ampoma has called on parents to provide their daughters with basic educational needs to maintain them in school.
Superintendent (Sup) Darko Offei Lomotey, in charge of Nkoranza District Police, has called on Ghanaians to report criminals in hideouts to the police, to facilitate the arrest.
Kwasi Gyabaah, a driver at Nkrankwanta in the Dormaa Municipality, has appeared before the Dormaa circuit court for stealing a high tension metal rod belonging to the Volta River Authority and escaping from lawful custody.
Members of the Sekondi-Takoradi District Council of Labour (STDCL) have added their voice to the call on the government to impress on the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to reduce the increase in electricity and water tariffs in order to meet the pocket of the ordinary Ghanaian.
The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitian Assembly (STMA) has called on the Sekondi-Takoradi branches of the Progressive Transport Owners Association of Ghana (PROTOA) and the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) to exercise restraint while it allocates a permanent lorry station for them to operate.
Joseph Vorsah, a 65-year-old palm wine taper was at the weekend found dead in a pit-latrine at Ahodjoketewa, a suburb of Nsawam in the Akuapem South Municipality.
The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly has voted GH¢ 518,478.24 for the development of education in the area.
The Afigya-Kwabre District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr. Wilberforce Zangina, has appealed for more resources to enable the Commission to effectively carry out its
President of Upper East Regional House of Chiefs, Pe Charles Awia Awampaga II has cautioned politicians to refrain from interfering in chieftaincy matters.
The Food and Drugs Board has given indications that it would clamp down heavily on institutions that claim to treat and cure ailments with unapproved drugs.
The Ministry of Science, Environment and Technology, is looking for innovative ways to discreetly and carefully manage natural resources in the three northern regions to help reduce poverty in the area.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Mark Woyongo, has appealed to people of the north to stop getting their tribesmen victimized.
The Kwahu East District Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Asamoah, has advised basic school teachers to use part of their teaching periods to
educate pupils on the HIV/ AIDS pandemic and the HINI diseases.
A Global Institute of Business and Information, Communication and Technology Study (GIRIDTS), an educational institute at New Abirem,
on Friday presented a computer worth GH¢ 800 to the Birim North Umbrella Youth Association (BNUYA).
Serbia brought 10-man Germany crashing back down to earth with a narrow win in Port Elizabeth that blows qualification from Group D wide open.
Life has returned to normalcy in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District of the Northern Region after the protracted conflict in the area that led to the displacement of many households.
Solar-powered and electro-mechanised water supply systems have been inaugurated for three deprived communities in the Central Gonja District in the Northern Region.
The Minister of Information, Mr John Tia Akologu, Friday inaugurated a 25-member Cinematograph Exhibition Board of Control and charged it to look out particularly for and deal with pornographic, violent and culturally unacceptable films in the country.
Ghanaian supporters in South Africa are battling with unfamiliar wintry weather, which has affected almost every aspect of their lives, with 32 fans registering with the authorities to be sent back home after the Black Stars second match billed for Saturday.
STX Engineering and Construction, a South Korean firm, registered in Ghana as a limited liability company, has expressed commitment to establish a steel and cement plant in the country to facilitate its Ghana Housing Project
A group of angry youth last Sunday destroyed the windscreen of aVolta River Authority (VRA) pick-up vehicle when there was power outage during the World Cup match between Ghana and Serbia.
Black Stars Deputy Captain John Mensah trained but Defender Isaac Vorsah sat out of the Team’s final training session ahead of Saturday’s Group D clash with Australia.
Vice President John Mahama has warned the Black Stars against complacency in their clash against Australia today.
Participants at a training workshop in Bolgatanga has identified forced marriage, widowhood rites and Female Genital Mutilation as prominent in the Bawku West District and the key dynamics for domestic violence.
The Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Professor David Millar, has appealed to government to impose taxes on Fulani herdsmen.
The Madina District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent of Police David Eklu has expressed concern about the lynching of suspected armed robbers at Ogbojo, a suburb of Madina.
The Ghana Black Stars, nicknamed the “Hope of Africa” at the first ever world cup tournament to be hosted on the African continent, South Africa, once again put the hope of Africa alive after suffering an early setback when Brett Holman put the ball behind Richard Kingson of Ghana.
The fight against corruption is a herculean one that needs a concerted effort of all and sundry, the Minority leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah Bonsu has said.
Professor David Millar, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has stressed the need for Government and Institutions working in the area of climate change to add grass growing to their strategies.
Residents of Agona Swedru in the Central Region are living in fear and panic following a rise in the spate of armed robbery in the area during the past one month.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast, Mr Ebo Barton-Odro, has instituted an annual quiz competition for public basic schools in the Cape Coast Metropolis.
A Child Rights Activist has slammed African policy makers for only paying lip-service to working in the interest of children in their countries.
The Navrongo Senior High School (NAVASCO) in the Upper East Region, which was established in the 1960s has made a public appeal for support to rehabilitate and expand its infrastructure.
Mr Ben Asamoaning Akumba, Country Director of Amicus Onlus, an Italian Non Governmental Organisation in entrepreneurial development, has observed that Africa was focusing too much on the continent’s natural resources at the expense of human resources development.
The division within the Abuakwa North Constituency Branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) took a violent turn last Tuesday when alleged sympathizers of the Member of Parliament for the constituency, Professor Samuel K. Amoako, attacked agents of the party at some registration centres within the constituency.
All processes for the construction of 21 classroom blocks for Senior High Schools in the Volta Region in readiness for progression of students to the fourth year have been concluded.
A Sekondi High Court has remanded three Chinese Seamen who threw three stowaways into the sea, to assist the Police in the investigations of a case of attempted murder and murder.
Brazil booked their place in the Round of 16 with a game to spare after a convincing 3-1 victory over Côte d’Ivoire at Soccer City.
The Rapid Response Team of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has retrieved the bodies of 11 people who drowned after severe floods washed through the eastern part of the Greater Accra Region on Sunday.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) has begun cultivating a 700-acre maize farm, on its newly acquired 2000-acre plot of land at Ejura in the Ashanti Region, to help complement government’s efforts at ensuring food security.
FPSO Kwame Nkrumah, the gigantic Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessel constructed at the Juron Shipyard in Singapore, is expected to arrive at the Jubilee Field in the Western Region today, Monday, 21st June 2010.
The Chief of the Defence Staff, Brigadier General Peter Augustine Blay has cautioned personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) against abuse of the military uniform to flout the laws of the country.
A young lady who attempted to register twice was arrested, while two others in the queue took to their heels at the Nurses Training School Registration Centre in the New Juaben Municipality.
The Nkoranza District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region has acquired 300 hectares of land in response to government’s national forest plantation programme and to offer employment to unemployed youth.
The Nkoranza District Director of Education, Madam Philippa Banson has urgedÂ teachers to offer selfless and dedicated services in promoting education.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon.Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo has urged civil and public servants to exhibit loyalty to government and work hard enough towards the achievement of the goals of its Better Ghana agenda.
Contribution of ICT (Information Communication Technology) sector to Ghana’s real GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is difficult to determine despite some efforts to estimate that, a recent study has shown.
Mrs Sabah Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, has said that government would collaborate with vocational institutions and adopt pragmatic measures towards the development of the tourism industry.
Journalists and Scientist would discuss ways of collaborating to educate the people of West Africa on the dangers of climate change for them to appreciate the need to adopt measures to stem the looming danger.
The Programme Facilitator of Ibis West Africa, non-governmental organisation promoting good governance, Mr. Alexis Ayamdor has asked District Assemblies and policy makers to incorporate gender issues into their development programmes.
The authorities at Manye Academy, a basic school at Community 25 in the Tema Metropolis has presented pepper seedlings free of charge to some selected educational institutions within the Metropolis for transplanting.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor left Accra Friday night for two international engagements in New York, United States, and Sunningale, in the United Kingdom.
Professor David Millar, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies, has suggested to the government to tax Fulani herdsmen who bring their animals to graze in the country.
About 1,000 passengers and their vehicles are currently stranded at Gomoa Okyereko junction because the Ayensu River has submerged the bridge over it following a heavy downpour.
The Magistrate of the Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira District, Mr Seth Bio-Nyamekye, has suggested a constitutional amendment to stipulate the number of judges to be appointed to the Supreme Court to prevent Presidents from packing the Court.
About ten people have so far been confirmed dead and a lot more rendered homeless in the Agona West Municipality after several hours of heavy downpour last Sunday.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, a contender in the race for the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has appealed to supporters of the party to unite behind any person that would emerge as the party’s flag bearer for the 2012 elections to enable the party recapture power.
A regional stakeholders’ meeting has recommended the establishment of a Ministerial Commission to ensure the proper delineation of the boundaries of the five stool lands from those vested in the President.
The Assemblyman for Old Meriku Electoral Area in the Offinso North District, Mr. Richard Obeng has appealed to the district’s environmental health division to ban stray cattle from polluting rivers and streams.
Some residents of Lawra in the Upper West Region have urged the government to investigate the causes of high level of alcohol consumption in the region for some remedial measures to be
A family in Ashaiman lost three children between the ages of 6-12 to Sunday’s severe floods in the Ashaiman municipality.
A 20-year old labourer has been jailed for four years by the Juaben Circuit Court for stealing electric wires valued at GH¢ 95.00 belonging to his employers.
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the Ejisu M/A Experimental Junior High School (JHS), has appealed to the Municipal Assembly to enact a bye-law, banning the operation of TV games in the area.
The President of Angola, Eduardo Dos Santos has arrived in Ghana.
Sunday’s heavy down pour caused floods at Tema Oil Refinery’s refined products pump station, resulting in suspension of loading operations.
Thirty-five bodies have so far been retrieved from floodwaters across the country by volunteers and rescue workers who described the havoc after Sunday’s downpour as the worst flood disaster in Ghana’s recent history.
Commercial traders, particularly chop bar operators and other food sellers at Winneba Junction had a field day on Monday following a heavy downpour on Sunday, which resulted in river Ayensu overflowing its banks at Gomoa-Okyereko, near Winneba Junction
The Ellembelle District Assembly has completed a 3-unit classroom block for the Ankobra Catholic Junior High School (JHS) at a cost of 75,000 Ghana Cedis.
Some 525 Senior High Schools including technical institutions are to benefit from the government’s crash infrastructure programme.
The management of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has handed over keys to the GH¢1,910,000 Housing project at Dunkonah near Weija in the Ga South Municipality to government.
Last Sunday’s heavy downpour in the southern parts of the country causing severe havoc in areas including, Tema Metropolis, Ashaiman Municipality, Ketu South District and parts of the Central Region left many asking if the Accra Metropolitan Assembly was right in its demolition exercise.
Alhaji Abdul-Razak Saani, Tamale Metropolitan Director for the National Commission for Civic Education, has revealed that the Chereponi District has only 53 trained teachers.
The Berekum Municipal Assembly exceeded its 2009 revenue target by bagging GHC 292,676.63 representing 122.58 percent.
Cocoa and some foodstuffs have been locked-up in a number of farming communities in the Western Region following heavy rains which have rendered some roads impassable.
The Nkoranza South District Director of Health Services, Mr. Richard Kwasi Hinneh has expressed concern about inadequate health workers in health facilities in the district.
Some Model Reading Clubs have been formed in ten communities of the Savelugu/Nanton District of the Northern Region, to encourage reading and learning and to improve upon the falling standards of education in the area.
The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has presented 35 sewing machines to the first batch of trainees under the Programme’s Dress Making Module, at Denu, in the Ketu-South District.
Mr George Smith-Graham, Chief Executive Officer of Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), said the 10 per cent increase in workers salaries across board was part of the Single Spine Salary Pay Policy (SSSPP).
About 1,200 students drawn from 15 schools in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis, have began a four-day workshop in Takoradi aimed at equipping them with the requisite skills and knowledge needed to learn a real life situation, monitor and influence public policy.
The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) has observed that national development would take a giant leap if the majority of girls and women became educated and assertive.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has presented GH¢1,000 to Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief Imam, towards the final funeral rites of the Imam’s late younger brother, Alhaji Ibrahim Sharubutu, 82, in Accra.
The Akim Oda Magistrate Court in the Birim Central Municipality has sentenced Kwabena Obeng, a farmer, to 12 months prison term for whipping his relative, Madam Ama Owusuaa with a stick.
A Youth Advocacy Assembly has been held at Ekumfi Otuam in the Central Region, to introduce students in Junior High Schools to the operations of the district assemblies.
Some personnel of the Ghana Statistical Service have refused to relocate to regions they have been transferred to.
A Deputy Minister of Information, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has appealed to the public not to use the results of the 2010 census to segregate the nation.
The Nkawkaw Divisional Police has arrested six persons suspected to be members of a syndicate involved in stealing electricity cables in the area.
The Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive, Ms Ophelia Koomson, has expressed concern about waning communal spirit among Ghanaians and this she says could stifle development if not checked.
The Techiman Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Alhaji Hafiz Adam, has noted that public officials owe it a duty to be loyal to the State and the government in power, stressing: "It is through loyalty that trust is established."
The Ghana Meteorological Service is warning residents across the country of more torrential rains in the coming days.
The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana His Excellency Musiliu Obanikoro has said there is no basis for the presence or influx of Niger Delta Militants and fighters in Ghana since the current situation in the Delta region is calm and peaceful.
Having failed to control their own destiny in the match against Australia, the Black Stars of Ghana will now engage in a battle for survival against European giants Germany, in the last group D game at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg on today, Wednesday, June23, 2010.
President John Atta Mills yesterday, toured some affected areas of last Sunday’s floods in parts of the Greater Accra and Central Regions and commiserated with the victims.
The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), has called for proactive national participation in the oil find, to deepen knowledge and awareness of civil society to be able to monitor the revenue that would accrue to the State.
Youth Alive, a charity local non-governmental organisation (NGO) has supported 28 young people with tools worth GHC 21,882 to start their businesses.
Vice President of Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC), Dr Robert Awuah Baffour, has indicated that demolition of houses built on water-ways was just an ad-hoc measure but not solution to the perennial flooding of some parts of the country.
Kwame Nkrumah Floating Production Storage and Offloading System (FPSO), has arrived at the Jubilee Oil Field, after five weeks journey from Singapore where it was built.
The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Kobina Prah Annan has encouraged students to muster the courage to report any illegal activities in society to the authorities for the necessary action to be taken.
Dr Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Lecturer, Department of Publishing Studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University or Science and Technology has urged parents to introduce their children to reading from birth to eight years.
The Ghana Library Board (GLB), has introduced a proactive, creative and innovative exercise to run Mobile Library Services at schools in deprived communities.
Ghana and China have signed a cultural agreement for the period 2010 to 2012 in Accra.
The National Coordinator of Community Psychiatry, Madam Amina Bukari had advised parents against constantly knocking their children on the head, because it could lead to mental illness.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (A.M.A) in collaboration with the Private
Sector has commenced the construction of dozens of two storey classroom blocks equipped with toilet and other facilities in various areas of the metropolis.
The Northern Region is set to become the first major Bread Basket of the Country from a Strategy which will see an increase in cultivated areas and double farm yields.
The Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa Doe, has toured flooded areas in the Agona Swedru and Agona Nyakrom areas to sympathize with the affected victims.
The Tema Communication Directorate (TEMCOMDI) of the National Democratic Congress says it has taken the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) too long to embark on the demolition exercise within the metropolis.
The Ghana Medical Assistants Association (GMAA), has raised concern about the huge disparity in the fees paid to district hospitals and health centres by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) for out-patient department (OPD) services.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, has pledged the government’s determination to ensure equity in the distribution of the nation’s resources.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has urged university graduates to ensure high sense of discipline and work hard to inject some pace into the country’s socio-economic development.
Participants at a district level consultative forum in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality on the Constitution Review have expressed the view that election to the district assemblies should be made partisan.
Delegates to the forthcoming presidential primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Lawra-Nandom constituency have pledged to give all their votes to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Germany this evening almost ended Ghana’s dreams of progressing to the next stage of the on-going Fifa World Cup in South Africa courtesy a splendid strike from play maker, Mesut Ozil who dipped a left-foot shot from the edge of the area to beat Ghana’s keeper, Richard Kingson.
Ghanaians all over the country Wednesday night jubilated in droves over the qualification of the Black Stars, to the next stage of the FIFA World Cup Tournament in South Africa.
The Government of Ghana has received five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) from the government of Gambia for disbursement to families whose relatives were killed in the Gambia about six years ago.
The Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOGSAG) will embark on nationwide demonstrations on July 8, to draw government’s attention to their legitimate right to negotiate on behalf of members.
The Presiding Member of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), Mr. Mohammed Ali has launched the STI/HIV/AIDS prevention project of the Western Regional branch of the National Drinking Bar Operators Association (NADBOA) at Takoradi in the Western Region.
A narrow escape was enough for Ghana and Africa to book a place at the round sixteenth of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The Director of New Born Home Intervention Study (NEWHINTS) Project, Dr. Alexander Ansah Manu has called for remuneration for community based surveillance volunteers.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. MarkWoyongo, has urged chiefs in the Bawku Traditional Area, to use their traditional authority to restore peace in the area
Ghana’s Serbian trainer Milovan Rajevac, has defended his tactics at the ongoing Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in South Africa, saying "it is the best".
Family feuds have become the main triggers for homicides in the Volta Region especially in the Keta Division of the Police Service.
The chiefs and people of Ntiribuoho in the Afigya-Kwabre District have appealed to the government to act quickly to rehabilitate the seven-and-a-half kilometre Afrancho-Ntiribuoho-Bomso road.
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Convention People’s Party, Mr Samuel Kwabena Danso, has encouraged members of the party to remain resolute and work hard to bring the party to power in 2012.
The Judicial Service has approved the construction of a Modern Court
Complex facility for Winneba to ensure the speedy delivery of justice in that jurisdiction.
The Food and Drugs Board has made a swoop on traders who deal in illegal drugs and aphrodisiac at Okaishie and Kaneshie in Accra and seized large quantities of their products.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has denied rumours that the government is not interested in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has called on Ghanaians to comport themselves wherever they find themselves in order to reflect the good image of their Mother Land.
President John Evans Atta Mills left Accra on Thursday evening for South Africa.
A big tear in the earth’s crust caused by an earthquake could be the start of a new ocean which may split Africa into two.
President John Evans Atta Mills has said his administration would review a proposal submitted by the management of Arik Air Limited of Nigeria, soliciting Government’s assistance to revive Ghana Airways.
Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, one of the contestants in the Presidential Primaries of the New Patriotic Party, has said Ghana needs Science-oriented leaders to transform its fortunes
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has extended its profound gratitude to the following individuals, groups and institutions for their kind donation towards a worthy course of eliminating shift system in basic schools in the Accra Metropolis.
Cocoa and food crop farmers in Nuakokrom in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality of the Western Region, have appealed to the assembly to rehabilitate a bridge linking the community and Tarkwa township that has collapsed.
The Minister of Energy, Dr. Joe Oteng-Adjei, has assured the communities of the North Tongu District that the electrification project for the area will be completed as planned by the Ministry of Energy.
Government has approved $3million for the rehabilitation of Ferry "A" at the Kete-Krachi-Kojokrom crossing of the Volta Lake, Minister for Transportation, Mike Hammah has announced.
Seventy-five fire volunteers of Zakoli, Gundogu, and Kpanmang have passed out at separate ceremonies in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region.
The National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) has reviewed its training programme to reflect the educational reforms needed to make students competitive on the labour market.
China Enterprises Chamber of Commence in Ghana has donated one hundred and three thousand Ghana cedis (GH¢103,000) towards the Accra Metropolitan Assembly Education Fund.
Alidu Gurma, a fake currency dealer, has been remanded by the Dormaa Circuit Court for attempting to transport bundles of pieces of paper cut in the size of the French CFA from Nkrankwanta in Dormaa Munipality of the Brong-Ahafo to Kaase in the Western Region.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the Department of Children, Mr Hammond Kwarteng has expressed concern about the maltreatment of children with disabilities by some parents.
A base line survey report conducted by Youth Bridge Foundation, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) in 2009 indicated that the youth had not shown interest in Ghana’s budgetary issues.
Mr Ishac Diwan, World Bank Country Director accompanied by Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) on Thursday toured some flood affected communities to assess damage caused by the rain.
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, has cut a sod for the construction of a GH¢120,000 six-unit classroom block for the Boso Villa Presbyterian Primary School in the Akyemmansa District.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Hannah Tetteh, has disclosed that the indebtedness of the Subin Industrial Plantation Limited (SIPL) is close to ¢ 3 billion.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with management of African Diaspora Market Place (ADMP) Grants have honoured four Ghanaian entrepreneurs.
Eighteen Municipal and District assemblies in the Volta Region have been allocated 7.794 million Ghana Cedis under the District Development Facility (DDF).
The Minority in parliament has subjected the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, to numerous questions on the celebration of BA@50.
The US Embassy has presented medical equipment valued at 9,000 dollars towards the opening of community reproductive health centre at Ekumfi Ekrofo.
Cocoa and food crop farmers in Nuakokrom in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality have appealed to the assembly to come to the aid in restoring a bridge linking the community and the Tarkwa township which collapsed last Thursday.
An Accra Fast Track High Court has ordered authorities of the University of Ghana to stop an impending conversion of the all-male Commonwealth Hall, popularly known as the Vandal City, into a mixed graduate hall.
To help sensitize the populace on HIV/AIDS through free HIV Counselling and Testing, JICA and Sony, a global leader in electronics in collaboration with the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana and the Ghana AIDS Commission have organized a forum dubbed “JICA & Sony Public Viewing in Ghana: Football against HIV & AIDS” inthe Dangme West District of the Greater Accra Region.
Residents of the Amansie West District can now enjoy quality health care following the completion of the Manso-Nkwanta Health Centre.
The narcotics control board has destroyed one hundred and sixty seven kilogrammes of seized cocaine exhibits.
Football fans all over the country have expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Black Stars and expressed the optimism that the team would remain focused for today’s encounter with United States of America.
The Chairman of the Works Department of the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, Dr George Agyei has said the ongoing street lighting project along the Tarkwa/Takoradi highway is aimed at reducing road accidents.
MTN has its Mobile Money Train in Bolgatanga with a call on the public especially businesses, to take advantage of the money transfer system to expand their businesses.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo, has said the Community Health Programme Service (CHPS) concept, is aimed at bringing quality health service delivery to the doorsteps of the citizenry and improving partnerships with community leaders and social groups.
Justice Isaac Bright Akwantey, Presiding Judge of the circuit court in Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Brong-Ahafo Region, has advised bereaved families to acquire the necessary legal documents before devolving the estate of deceased relatives.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo has noted that the prevailing peace in Bawku and its environs is likely to be sustained.
“The Hope of Africa”, Ghana Black Stars, pulled a surprise one on the world super power America, with a 5th minutes super strike from the ‘Prince Boy’ to put the African only surviving nation at the ongoing 2010 Fifa World Cup tournament in South Africa ahead.
Government will commit resources to support 13,000 farmers, in the Upper East Region, to do dry season farming and livestock production during the next farming season, which begins in October.
Black Stars trainer Milovan Rajevac reckons a tough outing in the round of 16 clash against the United States of America on Saturday, June 26, in Rustenburg
President John Evans Atta Mills, has tasked the polytechnics to facilitate national efforts to recover the economy and expand the private sector.
Mr Ebo Barton Odro, Member of Parliament for Cape Coast, has inaugurated a seven-member Management Committee to man a new Science Resource Centre, he has initiated to encourage students to take keen interest in science.
The Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has honoured Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, for his dedicated services to the University.
The nation would loose billions of Ghana Cedis if the demonstration planned for Thursday, July 8, by the Civil and Local Government Staff Association takes off.
The Nkawkaw Divisional Police has arrested four suspected criminals for stealing and drug trafficking.
Bonades Limited, a construction firm, has presented items and drugs worth about GH¢2,500 to Lihope Organisation, an Orphanage and Home for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLW).
The Agona West Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called on the overnment, to as a matter of urgency, restore commercial activities in Agona Swedru and Nyakrom as they represented the life-wire of commercial activities in the Central Region.
The Children Ministry of the Churches of Christ in the Kumasi Metropolis has presented items worth GH¢2,500 to inmates of the Kumasi Children’s Home.
The chiefs and people of Bonte Traditional Area in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region, have commended Keegan Resources (GH) Limited, a gold exploration company in the area, for undertaking numerous development initiatives to improve their living conditions.
Mrs Augustina Akumanyi, Deputy Chairman of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), said the issue of fewer women participation in elections to occupy public offices had become worrisome.
The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Electoral Officer, Mr. Fiifi Caiquo, has commended the district electoral staff and the registration officials for the success in the just ended Voters Review Registration Exercise.
Two students have been identified among the 11 persons who died in last Sunday’s floods at Agona Nyakrom in the Central Region.
Victims of burns who contact the Burn Eradication Project, a non-governmental organisation in Accra, could be healed within 30 minutes without a trace of a scar.
The National Coordinator of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr Kofi Portuphy has said the National Secretariat has less than a week to run out of food relief items for the over 12,000 displaced people by the recent floods in the country.
Mr Charles Nyabu, Educationist and Chairman of an eight-member committee, set up to investigate students unrest in Ghana Senior High School (GHANASCO) in Tamale has blamed the incident on weak enforcement of discipline by the tutors.
Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister has urged the people to remain committed to the government to enable it to deliver on its campaign promises.
Community policing is expected to transform the style of policing in Ghana from an aggressive posture to one of friendliness and transparency.
Major Mahama Tara (Rtd), Board Member of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), said the bank’s loanable funds would be doubled as part of its
contribution for improved agricultural financing, agro and agri-businesses for enhanced food security.
Mr George Kumi Kyeremeh, Chief Nursing Officer, called for unity and collaboration among the various categories of nurses, to restore the "sunken image" of nursing in the country.
Thirty-five illegal miners who were part of a group of 120 "galamsey" operators mining a pit at Dunkwa-On-Offin in the Central Region have been trapped.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, said it was a mistake for policy makers to be providing more infrastructure to well endowed schools at the expense of the less endowed ones.
The Cape Coast Metropolitan Chief Executive, Hon. Anthony Egyir Aikins has warned that the assembly would not favour anybody in pulling down unauthorised buildings and structures within the metropolis.
Members of Parliament (MPs) have been asked to champion the national interest and not the interest of their various political parties.
Parliament on Friday endorsed a credit agreement between Ghana and the BNP Paribas of the United Kingdom for the supply, installation and operation of Vessels Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS).
Residents of Agona Swedru and Agona Nyarkrom are yet to come to terms with destructions caused by recent floods that hit the area as a result of torrential rainfall.
A three day workshop for 11 peer educators on HIV/AIDS in 10 communities in Techiman Municipality has ended in Techiman.
A United States-based citizen of Dormaa, Sarah Appeadu, has donated assorted footwear worth GH 500 to inmates of the Presbyterian Hospital at Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Dormaa Municipality.
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has advocated for the establishment of a common yam market in the eastern corridor of the Northern Region to ensure fair prices and a stable market for yam producers.
The Ghana Airforce is expected to take delivery of Falcon 900EX aircraft soon to augment its fleet, Air Vice Marshall Michael Samsom-Oje, Chief of Air Staff has said.
A circuit court at Dormaa Ahenkro has remanded Kwadwo Owusu, a mason apprentice at Dormaa-Ahenkro Zongo for allegedly defiling a 13 year old housemaid.
A 23 year-old unemployed who attempted to sell his six-year-old son at the cost of GHC 30,000 has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by a circuit court in Goaso for child trafficking.
South Korean government is considering a more comprehensive way to support Ghana in a number of development projects including education, Mr Park Young June, the visiting Vice Minister at the Office of the South Korean Prime Minister has said.
Entry and exit procedures at both sides of the Ghana-Togo border at Aflao slumped at close of the Ghana-USA duel at the on-going 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, on Saturday night.
President John Evans Atta Mills arrived in Accra early Monday morning, from an official visit to South Africa, with a prediction of a handsome win of the Blacks Stars over Uruguay in the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup Tournament.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced a GHC 3.5 million financial support for the revamping of Ghana’s cotton industry that took a nose dive a decade ago.
The Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, Alex Asum-Ahensah, has joined the bereaved family and people of Zini to perform the final funeral rites of Zini Kuoro, Kuoro Doctorwie Niinia IV, Paramount Chief of the Zini Traditional Area.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for Kwabre West Constituency, Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, has urged the members and sympathizers of the party to intensify their house-to-house campaign to enhance its appeal to voters.
The Anum Rural Bank registered a profit of GH¢ 287,723 in 2009, as compared to GHC97,996 it made in 2008, a growth of 193.6 per cent.
The authorities of the Ekumfi T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School at Essarkyir in the Mfantseman Municipality have converted some classrooms into dormitories because of insufficient dormitory facilities.
A Fast Track High Court Monday granted an ex-parte application to the state to arrest Private Seth Goka, one of the soldiers being accused for the death of Alhaji Issa Mobilla, former Northern Regional Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP).
The number of small scale miners trapped in a mining pit at Dunkwa-On-Offin in the Central Region is now pegged at 75.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, one of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)
candidates seeking to be the presidential candidate of the party, has condemned the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for failing to implement the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) as promised in its manifesto.
Parliament commenced sitting at exactly seven minutes past 10 o’clock Monday morning with only ten members present, but Mr Doe Adjaho, First Deputy Speaker, decided the House should go on with
The Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Vincent Oppong Asamoah, has assured communities in the municipality of government’s commitment to implement policies that could enhance the standard of living of the people.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North, Mr Kennedy Agyapong and Mr Samuel Obodai, MP for Agona West, have presented Agona Swedru and Nyakrom each with 50 bags of rice each, 70 cartons of cooking oil, nine bails of used cloths and six bags of sugar for the flood victims.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atwima-Mponua, Mrs Theresa Adomako Tawiah, says there is the need for a united campaign to help bring down child labour particularly in farming areas.
Rescuers worked throughout the night to retrieve bodies of small scale workers popularly known as ’galamsey’ operators still trapped in a pit which caved in at Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality in the Central Region on Sunday.
There are indications that New Patriotic Party (NPP) Flag-Bearer Aspirants would be asked to pay additional GH¢50,000 to fund the August 7, National Delegates’ Congress, a Source at the Party Headquarters has said.
The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), has petitioned National Labour Commission (NLC) against the conduct of Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOGSAG) on the implementation of the Single Spin Salary Structure (SSSS).
Fourteen security personnel allegedly busted in a secret video recording by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, an investigative journalist during an anti cocoa smuggling operation in the country have been discharged by an Accra Circuit Court for want of prosecution.
The Ministry of the Interior has declared Thursday, July 1, a statutory public holiday.
The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC), and other stakeholders have been called upon to initiate effective interventions towards the elimination of child marriage in Ghana.
Authorities of the Agona Swedru Government Hospital have appealed to the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to restore water to the facility to relieve them of spending huge sums of money in purchasing water for its operations.
Professor Amos Sawyer, former interim President of Liberia, has observed that the development of youth leadership is a prerequisite to enable Africa "to achieve the dream of making the 21st century the African century".
Mr. Chris Ackumey, a legal practitioner, has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reverse its recent decision to enforce a ban the use of mobile phones in second cycle institutions.
An eight-hour heavy down pour which started around midnight last Friday, in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, caused a slight landslide along the Sekondi-Takoradi main road uprooting some big trees.
The Nanumba North District, in 2009, exceeded its revenue target of
GH¢97,095.00 to GH¢114,186.14.
The Northern Regional Library in partnership with Hats Community Empowerment Programme, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), is providing free ICT training to 200 youth to expand their socio- economic opportunities under the Internet Access and Training Programme.
Nene Mahumansro XIII, Chief of Agortime-Afegame has suggested to government to establish cottage industries across the country, as a measure of controlling child trafficking and child labour.
A report on the Tomato Value Chain in the Upper East Region, has suggested the need for collaboration between stakeholders to provide the initial support needed for effective operations of the Northern Star Tomato Factory (NSTF).
Mr George Kumi Kyeremeh, Chief Nursing officer, urged more men to join the ranks of Community Health Nurses than is currently the case.
One hundred and eighty six workers of Golden Star Bogoso/Prestea Limited have been honoured for their hard work and commitment to the company.
The Chief of Staff of the General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces, Naval Commodore Geoffrey Mawule Biekro has commended the Regent of Dagbon, for supporting security personnel in the area to maintain peace and stability.
The eligibility of 116 persons registered during the just-ended Voters Registrations in the Dormaa West Constituency has been challenged by some voters in the constituency.
Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Colonel Cyril Necku (rtd), exhorted female employees of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to use their influence to improve the performance and dented image of the Division.
The Upper East Regional Health Directorate has said it would collaborate with the Rotary Club in Tamale in many areas of health needs, as the club can make a lot of positive difference in the health delivery of the Region.
Eight persons would be tried at an Accra Fast Track High Court (FTHC) for the alleged murder of Ya Na Yakubu Andani II, and some of his elders in 2002.
The Programmes Director of Museum Studies of the University of Michigan, Prof Raymond A. Silverman has called on Techiman Municipal Assembly and the Traditional Council to speed up with the construction of the Techiman Nkwantanaso cultural centre to attract tourists to the area.
Fear has gripped the people of Nobekaw near Kukuom in the Asunafo District of the Brong-Ahafo Region, following the mysterious death of farm animals in the town.
Teachers have been advised not to do active politics at the expense of the pupils and students they teach as it affects effective teaching and learning especially at the basic schools.
A businessman, Alhaji Issah has been smoked out of his hideout in Berekum by the Police after he bolted away with a chainsaw machine belonging to to a farmer at Tronang.
The Navrongo Senior High School (NAVASCO) in the Upper East Region is to be re-opened on Wednesday June 30, 2010 after a four-week closure following a violent students’ demonstration.
Few days before the departure of the last batch of supporters from the Ghana Supporters camp at Muzinda Residence in Western Pretoria, South Africa, on Tuesday, allegations of bribery and extortions are rife in the camp.
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has, in a landmark ruling, granted an award in favour of Ghana over an arbitration dispute instituted against her on September 24, 2007 by a German investment company, Gustav F. W. Hamester.
The School of Business of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the National Board for Small-Scale Industries (NBSSI), will provide training for Small and Medium-Scale
Enterprises (SMEs) in the Kumasi Metropolis.
A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced a 25-year-old watchman to 35 years imprisonment in hard labour for robbing a hairdresser.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama Tuesday gave the assurance that government will provide logistics and resources that would enhance and deepen decentralization.
President John Atta Mills on Tuesday reiterated that government will ensure an effective management of the operations of the oil and gas industry for the benefit all Ghanaians.
Delegates to the forthcoming presidential primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Lawra-Nandom constituency have pledged to give all their votes to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The Akwatiahene, Osabarima Kofi Boateng III, has advised the youth who would be engaged in the Youth in Mining Employment Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) to strictly abide by best mining practices.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Patrick Timbila, says government is working assiduously to stem the increasing use and abuse of narcotic drugs and related substances among young people.
President John Atta Mills has reiterated that Government would ensure an effective management of the operations of the oil and gas industry for the benefit all Ghanaians.
National security investigates alleged assassination attempt on Dr Kunbuor National Security has began investigations into an alleged assassination attempt on Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor, Minister of Health at a spot near Labone Senior High School on Monday night.
The Attorney General’s Department has ordered the re-arrest of the fourteen security officers who were captured in a secret video recording for allegedly aiding a group of people to smuggle cocoa beans to neighbouring country Cote d’Ivoire.
The Constitutional Review Commission has held a public forum to solicit views from the public on the revision of the 1992 constitution.
Pupils in Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District Assembly (SKCDA) haved heaved a sigh of relief, following the distribution of over 30,000 free exercise books, through an initiative introduced by the government, in an effort to address challenges affecting teaching and learning in the country.
Mr Kweku Baa Owusu, Executive Director of Governance Africa Foundation (GAF), has urged the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to increase education on the knowledge of Ghana’s Constitution to the public.
Professor John Aheto, Dean of the School of Business Management and Administration of the Central University College, said private universities would be among the best centres of scholarship within the next 10 years.
The Sandema Police Command has detailed police personnel to guard the school premises and staff bungalows of the Sandema Senior High Technical School in the Builsa District of the Upper East Region.
Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, President of 31st December Women’s Movement, has stressed the need to encourage boys to go to school to bring a balance in the country’s education.
The Tamale District Council of Labour had resolved that with effect from Tuesday members would wear red bands ahead of a massive nation-wide demonstration.
Government is committed to building mini-hydroelectricity dams on the seven sites identified on the Tano and Pra Rivers in the Central and Western Regions.
Dr Godfried Osei Bonsu Twum, Akwapim South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has assured residents of Nsawam and Adoagyiri of government’s readiness to repair the two bridges over the Oboonwena Stream.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has taken delivery of used clothes and shoes for distribution to victims of the recent floods in Accra and Tema Metropolis
The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has presented relief items estimated at GH¢ 87,000 to 17 districts in the region.
The President of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Gbewaa College of Education, Mr Anaba Albert Atiswini has called on government to establish more colleges of education in the three northern regions.
The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) is supporting 100 households in the Builsa District to go into maize farming.
South Africa iconic leader Nelson Mandela has invited Ghana’s World Cup players to meet him on Saturday because of their sterling performances during the tournament in his country.
Some 61.1 per cent of schools in 60 districts in the Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions still charge school fees, according to a survey conducted by SEND Ghana, a non-governmental organisation.
President John Atta Mills has sworn-in two new Ambassadors and charged Ghana’s envoys to seek the interest of all Ghanaians in their countries of accreditation as they do government business abroad.
A Chief Psychiatrist at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Akwasi Osei, has expressed worry about the disturbing dimension that substance abuse is assuming in the country.
Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, says the international sheanut market has almost collapsed leading to low demand for the produce.
The Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate has decided to merge Ridge Hospital OPD and Adabraka Polyclinic into one entity to be known as "Ridge Hospital OPD, Adabraka", with effect from Thursday, July 1.
A Youth Advocacy Assembly held in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam (AEE) District has appealed to government to put in place policies and programmes to help solve the problems confronting the youth.
Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Cezar Kale, has urged Ghanaians to be sacrificial and selfless in the pursuit of their individual needs in the interest of national development.
The National Steering Committee of organized labour has given the government ultimatum to respond to the Ghana Trade Union Congress (GTUC) recent press statement on utility tariff increases to avoid imminent mass street demonstration or industrial action.
The Upper West Regional office of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has embarked on an exercise to close down all hospitality facilities that were operating in the region without licenses and engaging in activities that did not meet the approval of the Board.
Participants at a district level consultative forum on the review of the constitution in the Atwima-Kwanwoma District, have asked for the setting of a limit on the number of judges to be appointed to the Supreme Court.
The Asante-Mampong Municipal Director of Education, Mr Frank Musah, has urged teachers to help school children to cherish the nation’s rich cultural heritage.