CAPE COAST :
Gay teacher remanded into police custody
Friday, June 03 2011

Richard Arthur Payne, the 42-year-old mathematics tutor of Adisadel College, who allegedly sodomized five students of the school has been remanded in police custody by a circuit court in Cape Coast.

HOHOE :
Gbi Traditional Council shuns Hohoe District Assembly
Thursday, June 02 2011

Togbega Gabusu VI, Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional Area, has reiterated that the traditional council would boycott all the activities of the Hohoe Municipal Assembly until it accorded it the necessary reverence.

SOCIAL :
Gov’t to inject more transparency into public expenditure
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Government is to initiate a new financial programm known as the Ghana Integrated Financial Management System by late this year.

WA :
Wa Police impound truckload of Indian hemp.
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Police in Wa in the Upper West region have impounded a truckload of substances suspected to be Indian hemp.

STMA :
Users of intellectual properties urged to pay copyright fees.
Wednesday, June 01 2011


Users of intellectual properties such as music, books and movies have been called upon to  obtain authorization from the Copyright Society of Ghana.

ATEBUBU-AMANTIN :
Assembly urged to raise more revenue for local development.
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The District Chief Executive for Atebubu Amantin, Sanga Nanga has urged the newly inaugurated assembly to put in maximum effort to raise more revenue to develop the district.

AGONA EAST :
Water bodies in Agona are not polluted -Shirley Aryitey
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Water quality analysis conducted on water bodies in Agona has revealed no trace of industrial related pollution, Ms Sherry Aryitey, Minister of Environment Science and Technology has disclosed.

STMA:
Three-day training programme on family planning opens.
Wednesday, June 01 2011

A three-day training programme for service providers in family planning service delivery and commodity supply chain management in Sekondi-Takoradi has opened at Sekondi.

TRANSPORTATION :
Ghana’s rail sector to receive boost
Wednesday, June 01 2011

A delegation from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has called on Vice President John Mahama at the Castle, to explore avenues of cooperation particularly in the railway sector.

HEALTH :
Doctors raise red flags over single spine
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The national executive council of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has expressed its concern about the undue delay in moving the health sector onto the single spine salary structure.

ASANTI AKIM SOUTH:
Don’t politicize the mass cocoa spraying exercise.
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Mr De-graft Fokuo, District Chief Executive for Asante-Akim South, has cautioned supervisors and spraying gangs engaged in the mass cocoa spraying exercise not to politicize the programme.

KINTAMPO SOUTH :
27 Die In Accident - Following Head-On- Collision
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Twenty-seven people died, while nine others sustained serious injuries, when the 33-seater Benz bus on which they were travelling was involved in a head-on collision with a recovery truck on the Techiman-Kintampo trunk road on Monday night.

SOCIAL :
Gov’t moves to reduce poverty
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The Mills led National Democratic Congress Government has taken another bold step by launching another initiative to reduce poverty in the country.

AGRICULTURE :
Poultry farmers urged to forge united front
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The President of the National Farmers and Fishermen Awards Winners Association, Philip Abayori has called on poultry farmers to forge a united front to channel their grievances to policy makers.

BAWKU :
Rainstorm destroys 123 schools; 3,639 homes in UER
Wednesday, June 01 2011

More than 120 schools and 3,639 individual homes suffered severe damage following a rainstorm that hit parts of the Upper East Region recently.

GA EAST :
University of Ghana commences paediatric nursing programme
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The School of Nursing at the University of Ghana in partnership with the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada, has commenced a Paediatric Nursing Certificate Programme (PNCP) this year.

ASUOGYAMAN :
816,000 steel bridge under construction
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Work on a GHc 816, 000 steel bridge on the Frankadua-Aforde road in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region is progressing steadily, the District Chief Executive, Johnson Ahiakpor has stated.

KASSENA/NANKANA :
REP ready to help Widows in the Navrongo area
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, has advised the Wemo-Atu Widows and Orphans Ministry, a local non governmental organisation at Paga, to seek assistance from the Rural Enterprise Project (REP) to start or expand their businesses

AGONA WEST :
Traditional leaders call for halt to political interference in local governance
Wednesday, June 01 2011

A member of the Agona Nyakrom traditional council,Yaw Adu has appealed to  politicians to strive to distance politics from the running of the local government system.

SOCIAL :
NIA begins issuing National Identification Cards
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Miss Beatrice Fobia Sarpong of DONEWELL Insurance Company Limited (DICL), at Osu, became the first Ghanaian to be issued with a National Identification Card, when the Ghanacard distribution exercise began on Monday, May 30.

ASUOGYAMAN :
More communities to enjoy potable water soon
Wednesday, June 01 2011

More communities in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region will soon heave a sigh of relieve with completion of on going water expansion programmes in the distric.

TAMA:
University to support maternal health improvement in Ghana.
Wednesday, June 01 2011


A five-member team from the School of Public Health and Information Science (PHIS) of the Louisville University, US, has completed feasibility studies on how best to improve maternal health in Tamale.

AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Ghana Muslim Mission donates to Nsawam Prison
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The Ghana Muslim Mission, a non governmental and non profit religious organization, has presented items valued at GH¢2500 to the Nsawam Prisons.   

STMA:
Recruitment would not be on political lines-NYEP Coordinator.
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The Western Regional Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), Mr Joseph Nelson, has said that recruitment into the programme would not be based on political party affiliations.

KETU SOUTH :
Price of cement up in Volta Region
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The price of cement has gone up in the Ho Municipality from GH¢12.00 to GH¢15.00.   

LAWRA :
June 4 Movement urges NDC supporters to close ranks
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The Upper West Regional branch of the June 4 Movement has called on supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to close their ranks and rally round President John Evans Atta Mills.

SOCIAL :
Seek expert advice on drafting tenancy agreements – Bagbin
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Tenants and Landlords have been asked to seek expert advice at the Rent Control Department (RCD) when drafting tenancy agreements.

OFFINSO MUNICIPAL:
Tension mounts in the Offinso Municipal Assembly.
Wednesday, June 01 2011


There is growing anger and apprehension among members of the Offinso Municipal Assembly over the postponement of the Presiding Member (PM) election and confirmation of the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

ENERGY :
Tullow to list on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The management of Tullow Oil Ghana Limited, has announced plans to list its shares on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) with an offering of 4,000,000 shares in Ghana.

KMA:
Sensitize church members on health issues.
Wednesday, June 01 2011

An appeal has gone to the church to incorporate health issues into its programmes to promote the quality of life of the members.

STMA:
Health workers should be honest on medical forms-Dr Sowah.
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Dr Ronald Sowah, the Western Regional HIV and AIDS Focal Person, has appealed to health workers who examine rape and defilement victims to be honest in their report and avoid compromising the ethics of their profession.

KMA:
US NGO presents textbooks to Kasei basic schools.
Wednesday, June 01 2011

A United States based non-governmental organization, Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC), has donated textbooks valued at GH¢2,908.90 to the Kasei Anglican Primary and Junior High Schools (JHS).

KMA:
Asantehene assists Tweneboa Kodua SHS with 63-kv generator.
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, has made available a 63-kilovolt generator to the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School at Kumawu.

STMA:
Completed dormitory handed over to Institute.
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The Department of Community Development has warned individuals and organizations who are encroaching on the land belonging to the Community Vocational Institute at Anaji, to immediately vacate the property.

BREAKING NEWS :
VRA head office in flames
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Fire has gutted one of the server rooms at the 11th floor of the Headquarters of the Volta River Authority in Accra.

NEW JUABEN :
Prez urges chiefs to collaborate with govt to fight illegal mining
Wednesday, June 01 2011

President John Evans Atta Mill has made a passionate appeal to traditional Authoerities in the New Juaben Municipality and the Eastern Region as a whole to assist the government in the fight against illegal mining and tree felling which has bedeviled the area.

MAMPONG:
MCE commends police for efforts to reduce crime.
Wednesday, June 01 2011

   
The Asante-Mampong Police Divisional Command has received thumps up for the good job they were doing to bring down crime in the area.

EFFUTU :
Give skills training to girls-Assemblywoman
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The Assemblywoman for Low Cost-Kojo Bedu North electoral Area in Winneba, Ms Elizabeth Awo Senah, has said that the only way to reduce teenage pregnancy was to train girls in income generating ventures.

DANGME EAST :
Assembly institutes bi-monthly cleanup exercise
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The Dangme East District Assembly has instituted a bi-monthly clean-up exercise for all assembly members in their respective areas.   

DANGME EAST :
President Mills has done a lot for Ada – DCE
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The people of Ada have seen massive infrastructural development in the first two years of President Mills-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government, Dangme East District Chief Executive (DCE) has said.

AJUMAKO :
Former Assemblyman at Ajumako arrested for issuing threats
Wednesday, June 01 2011

The Ajumako police have arrested a former Assembly Member for Ahenbrom Electoral Area of Ajumako, Mr Charles Essel, for threatening to kill two Environmental Health Officers performing their official duties at Ajumako.

HO :
Assembly in S.O.S over waste disposal site
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Time is running out on the Ho Municipal Assembly to find alternative disposal sites for its liquid and solid wastes and corpses to avert a major epidemic.   

NEW JUABEN :
Maize seed producers appeal for market
Wednesday, June 01 2011

Maize seed producers at the Afram Plains have appealed to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to buy their large stock of unsold seed maize produced in the area. 

CAPE COAST :
Oguaa Member of Parliament supports disabled basketball team
Thursday, June 02 2011

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast, Mr Ebo Barton-Odro has donated 10 wheelchairs specially designed for members of the disabled basketball team in the Cape Coast Metropolis.

BAWKU WEST :
Bawku Municipal has no court building
Thursday, June 02 2011

The Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region has no court building and this has made the dispensation of justice in the area difficult, Mr Samadi Tonkoya, Principal court interpreter has said.

KINTAMPO SOUTH :
Families identify Bonomanso accident victims
Thursday, June 02 2011

Families of victims of Tuesday’s fatal accident at Bonomanso on the Kintampo-Techiman road have started identifying the dead.

CAPE COAST METROPOLITAN:
Castle probes NYEP Coordinator.
Thursday, June 02 2011

The Central Regional Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Program (NYEP), Nana Osibey Quansah has been invited for questioning at the seat of government, following The Chronicle’s exposé of rot under his administration.

TAMA:
4,000 youth to enjoy free skills acquisition under NYEP.
Thursday, June 02 2011

Abuga Pele, Nat’l Coordinator, NYEP (left), Tractors for beneficiaries of the agricultural programme of the LESDEP (middle), Some beneficiaries of the LESDEP who have been presented with brand new Yamaha outboard motors to begin fishing.

ENERGY :
GRIDCo to carry out announced load reductions
Thursday, June 02 2011

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has announced that there would be “occasional unannounced’ load shedding to electricity consumers during peak period from 6.30 pm t 9.30 pm in parts of the country.

GOMOA WEST :
DCE donates laptop computers to a training centre
Thursday, June 02 2011

Mr Thophilus Aidoo-Mensah, Gomoa West District Chief Executive, has donated  laptop computers valued at GH¢1,200 to Jobank Technological Technocracy Company, an Information Communication Technology service provider based at Gomoa Mozano.

Ho MUNICIPAL:
Durbar held over deteriorating academic performance in Volta.
Thursday, June 02 2011


Stakeholders in education in the Volta Region at the Education Durbar to find ways of improving academic performance of basic schools in the region at Ho, Poor academic performance in basic schools in the Volta Region is now a grave worry to many stakeholders in the region, which has resulted in the organisation of an educational durbar that brought together hundreds of teachers, chiefs and parents, to deliberate on the negative development.

POLITICS :
“My candidature has awakened NDC” - Nana Konadu
Thursday, June 02 2011

Former First Lady and aspiring National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, says she wants to lead the party not because of what she will gain but because of what she plans to give back to the party.

WA :
Upper West Regional Shippers Committee inaugurated
Thursday, June 02 2011

The Ghana Shippers Authority has inaugurated its 10th and last Regional Shippers Committee at Wa in the Upper West Region to address the challenges facing importers and exporters in respect to the shipment of their cargos.

HEALTH :
AIDS Commission initiates surveillance among gay vulnerable populations
Thursday, June 02 2011

The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has expressed concern about the increase in gay activities in the country and has subsequently  initiated  series of focused surveillance  for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

FANTEAKWA :
Prez inaugurates dormitory block for SHS
Thursday, June 02 2011

President John Atta Mills as part of tour of the Eastern Region commissioned a two-storey dormitory for the Begoro Presbyterian Senior High School in the Fanteakwa District.

KASSENA NANKANA EAST :
Rural Enterprise Project makes impact on livelihoods - Minister
Friday, June 03 2011

Government’s Rural Enterprise Project established to increase rural production, employment and income, has improved the livelihoods of many people, Ms Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry stated. 

HEALTH :
Roll Back Malaria progress and impact series launched in Ghana
Friday, June 03 2011

The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Progress and Impact Series Report indicates that within the past 10 years, almost 750,000 (Three quarters of a million) children in 34 African countries avoided malaria-related deaths.

MFANTSEMAN :
MP appeals to churches to help curb crime
Friday, June 03 2011

The Member of Parliament for Mfantseman East, Mr George Kuntu-Blankson, has expressed concern about the upsurge in crime despite the proliferation of Churches and appealed to religious organisations to do more to curb it.

TEMA :
Monitoring of environmental standards require financial support – Ayittey
Friday, June 03 2011

Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of  Environment, Science and Technology has expressed the need for Ghanaian industries to take steps to minimise waste.    

CAPE COAST :
Stigmatization hampering LEAP implementation in Cape Coast
Friday, June 03 2011

Ms. Felicia Naa Ankrah, the Cape Coast Metropolitan Social Welfare Officer, has bemoaned the level of stigmatization against people with disabilities in the area.

AMA :
One-way traffic to begin on June 12
Friday, June 03 2011

A one-way scheme aimed at easing traffic in and around the Central Business District (CBD) of Accra will be operational from June 12, this year.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Many Rsidents Rendered Homeless.
Friday, June 03 2011

At least 821 residents of the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality have been displaced while 221 houses have been damaged by rains that fell between January and March.

SUNYANI WEST :
Archaeologist agrees to exhumation of tombs
Friday, June 03 2011

Dr. Wazze Apoh, of the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, of the University of Ghana, has said that there was the need for the people of Bui to exhume tombs and materials to their resettlement site.

DORMAA :
Dormaa Assembly receives Common Fund
Friday, June 03 2011

The Dormaa Municipal Assembly, in the Brong-Ahafo region, has received an amount of GHC2,907,092.00, as its share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) for 2011.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Torrential Rain Hit Tarkwa.
Friday, June 03 2011


Mr. Samuel Kwesi, a Senior Technical Officer of the Meteorological Department, has said rainfall figures gathered over a 40-day period in the first quarter of this year measured 662.6 millimetres for Tarkwa alone and this is an indication that the municipality would experience more rains. 

DORMAA EAST :
Court fines communal labour deviants
Friday, June 03 2011

A circuit court in Dormaa Ahenkro has imposed fines, ranging between GHC96.00 and GHC362.00, on four residents of Baabianeha, a farming community, for evading communal labour and failure to pay penalty for the default.

KMA :
Medical Consultant Urges More Education On Oral Health.
Friday, June 03 2011

Dr. Owusu Achaw Duah, Medical Consultant and former Member of Parliament (MP) for Offinso South, on Thursday said, efforts must be stepped up to promote oral health, to reduce the risk of coronary artery diseases.

DORMAA :
Poultry farmers appeal for support
Friday, June 03 2011

Poultry farmers in the two Dormaa Districts of the Brong-Ahafo Region have appealed to the government and relevant stakeholders to assist them with the supply of maize at affordable prices to prevent their businesses from collapsing.

BOLE:
Bole Police station closed as residents go on rampage.
Friday, June 03 2011

The Bole District Police Station has temporarily been closed down following a raid carried out by some youth protesting the killing of their colleague.

DORMAA EAST :
Disasters to be studied in schools ?
Friday, June 03 2011

Professor Paul Buatsi, a former Chief Director of the Ministry of Education and Consultant of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has appealed to the Ministry of Education to consider disaster as a subject of study in schools

POLITICS :
Gov’t will ensure accountability in spite of challenges - Veep
Friday, June 03 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama said in spite of financial constraints, the government would institute measures that would ensure transparency and accountability.

KASSENA/NANKANA :
Rural Technology Facility reduces urban migration in Upper East
Friday, June 03 2011

The Rural Technology Facility Project since its inception in some rural districts in the Upper East Region has helped curb the spate of urban migration among the youth in the area.

WINNEBA:
Alumini to construct dormitory to train more male nurses.
Friday, June 03 2011

The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) with the Alumini of the Winneba Nurses Training School (WCHNS) would construct a GH¢500,000 dormitory to train more male nurses.

ELLEMBELE :
Mosquito bed net committee inaugurated
Friday, June 03 2011

A 12- Member Mosquito Bed Net Hanging Committee, has been inaugurated in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region, to plan the sensitization of mosquito net hanging programme in the district.

AMA:
Ghana Students Advocacy appeals for review of Residential User Fee.
Friday, June 03 2011

Ghana Students Advocacy, a students’ pressure group at the University of Ghana, Legon, has appealed to the University authorities to review the Residential Facility User Fee.

GOMOA WEST :
NDC youth urged to claim ownership of the party
Friday, June 03 2011

The Central Regional Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kow Anyanful has urged the youth of the party to claim ownership of it.

AWUTU-SENYA:
Kasoa Health Centre records increased HIV/AIDS cases in 2010.
Friday, June 03 2011

HIV/AIDS cases at the Kasoa health Centre increased from 20 in 2009 to 35 in 2010, Mr George Asante, Medical Assistant at the Centre has said.

CAPE COAST :
Learn from the experiences of other oil countries- Nunoo
Friday, June 03 2011

Mr Ken Nunoo, Communications Officer of Tullow Oil, has emphasised  the need for the country to learn from the experiences of other oil producing countries to develop the nation.

CRIME :
Two Lebanese Busted For Attempted Fraud.
Friday, June 03 2011

Two Lebanese nationals who allegedly attempted to defraud one of the leading banks in Ghana of GH¢6,640,000 have been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service.

KADJEBI:
Peasant farmers unhappy over budgetary allocation
Friday, June 03 2011

Leaders of peasant farmers in eight districts in the Volta Region have expressed anger over alleged non-inclusion of farmers’ concerns and agricultural inputs in budgets submitted by the District Assemblies.  

Sunyani Municipal :
Nudity on television is alarming-Rev.Boakye
Friday, June 03 2011

The Very Reverend Oswald F.K Boakye, Superintendent Minister in charge of Wesley Cathedral of the Methodist Church in Sunyani has expressed grave concern about nudity on television screens in the country.

HOHOE :
Gbi Special School benefits from GETFund projects
Friday, June 03 2011

Gbi Special School for the Intellectually Disabled near Hohoe is to benefit from development projects that will transform it into a centre of excellence for special needs children.   

YENDI:
Waste management is headache to Yendi Municipality - MCE.
Friday, June 03 2011

The management of waste and environmental sanitation is a major challenge facing  communities in Yendi Municipality, the Chief Executive of area, Mr Zakaria Issah has said.

AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Presbytery presents vehicle to School Head
Friday, June 03 2011

The Akuapem Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has presented a brand new Kia Sorrento cross country vehicle to the Headmistress of the Aburi Girls Senior High School (SHS) to facilitate her work.   

EFFUTU :
Artisans adviced to inculcate good customer relations
Friday, June 03 2011

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources,Mike Hammah has adviced  artisans to develop good customer relations to enable more people to patronize their services.

SUNYANI MUNICIPAL :
Commercial drivers warned against use of gas cylinders
Friday, June 03 2011

Mr Orison Dameshi, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Safety Officer of Ghana National Fire Service, has called on operators and attendants at gas filling stations to decline to serve drivers who present domestic gas cylinders to be filled for their vehicles.

 

HO :
Assembly can boast of many projects-MCE
Friday, June 03 2011

The Ho Municipal Assembly could boast of many projects in the education, health, social  and roads sectors worth million of cedis, Mr Isaac Kodobisah, the Municipal Chief Executive, has said. 

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Rapist Granted GHc 20,000 Bail..
Friday, June 03 2011

A 16-year-old labourer, Maxwell Otti, has been granted 20,000 Ghana cedis bail by a Tarkwa circuit court for forcibly having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

AGONA EAST :
Agona chiefs cry over poor roads
Friday, June 03 2011

The chiefs of Agona Kkum and Agona Kwamang in the Agona Nyakrom Traditional Area have appealed to the government to rehabilitate their roads.

SUNYANI MUNICIPAL :
Official calls for conjugal prison visits
Friday, June 03 2011

A health coordinator in the Brong-Ahafo Region has called for conjugal relationship to be permitted in prisons and other institutions to help curb the practice of homosexuality and lesbianism among inmates and students.

CAPE COAST :
Small Scale Miner Arrested.
Friday, June 03 2011

A circuit court in Cape Coast presided over by Mr. Samuel Asare Nyarko on Wednesday remanded Kwabena Danso, a small scale miner at Twifo Praso, for alleged armed robbery and dealing in narcotic drugs.

BAWKU WEST :
Audit service to improve service in Bawku
Friday, June 03 2011

Mr Richard Quartey, the Director General of the Audit Service, has said the Service was putting in measures to improve service in the Bawku Municipality and other catchment areas.

AGONA EAST:
Two Chiefs Cry For Good Roads.
Friday, June 03 2011

The chiefs of Agona Nkum and Agona Kwamang in the Agona Nyakrom Traditional Area have appealed to the government to rehabilitate their roads.

SPORTS :
Black Stars to walkover Congo ?
Friday, June 03 2011

The Black stars of Ghana will in some few minutes take on their Congo Brazzaville counterpart in  their bid to secure a safenet in the ongoing Nations cup qualifiers at the garden city,Kumasi.

SPORTS:
Stars conquer Congo in Kumasi
Friday, June 03 2011

The Black stars of Ghana have once again asserted their dominance over their Congolese counterpart after walloping the latter 3 goals to 1.

EJISU JUABEN :
Yamoah-Ponko sworn into office
Saturday, June 04 2011

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, has sworn-in the New Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ejisu-Juaben, Mr. Kwaku Mrifa Yamoah-Ponko, at a ceremony at the Ashanti Regional Co-coordinating Council (RCC).

POLITICS :
NDC constitutionally bound to celebrate June 4 – Gen. Mosquito
Saturday, June 04 2011

The General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress, (NDC) Johnson Aseidu Nketiah says the party is bound to mark June four every year as “Accountability Day”.

BIRIM CENTRAL :
“Ghana needs a healthy human resource”-Prez Mills
Saturday, June 04 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills said more health facilities would be built to enhance access to healthcare in the country.

HEALTH :
Minister directs no Smoking signs on health facilities
Saturday, June 04 2011

Mr Joseph Yileh Chireh, Minister of Health, has directed all agencies under the Ministry of health to ensure that all health facilities in the country boldly display No Smoking signs, with pictorials warnings in their premises.

HEALTH :
About 6.6 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy by 2010
Saturday, June 04 2011

About 6.6 million people received antiretroviral therapy in low and middle income countries at the end of 2010.

SOCIAL :
ECOWAS Mining Ministers meet on Draft Mineral Dev’t Policy
Saturday, June 04 2011

ECOWAS Ministers, in-charge of Mineral Resource Development, are holding a meeting in Accra to consider the Draft ECOWAS Mineral Development Policy and its Implementation plan, put together by national experts.   

AMA :
MTN Ghana Foundation to plant 3,000 tree seedlings in Accra
Saturday, June 04 2011

The MTN Ghana Foundation began planting of 3,000 tree seedlings in Accra Metropolis as part of its 21 Days of Y’ello Care programme. 

TRANSPORT :
Gov’t raises $50,920,531.24 to rehabilitate KIA
Saturday, June 04 2011

Alhji Collins Dauda Minister of Transport said the third phase of the Kotoka International Airport rehabilitation would cost government $50,920,531.24.

POLITICS :
Rawlings: Konadu’s name will go down history if....
Saturday, June 04 2011

Former President Rawlings said his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, a flag bearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will go down in history as one of those who accepted the call to stop the ship from sinking in the unlikely event she could not emerge victorious in the July congress.

WA EAST :
GHS launches guinea worm communication strategy
Sunday, June 05 2011

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched a guinea worm communication strategy at Ducie in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region. 

BOLGATANGA :
Media practitioners asked to support gov’t
Sunday, June 05 2011

Mr Baba Jamal, a Deputy Minister of Information, has appealed to media practitioners to partner Government towards national development.    

HO :
Civic education clubs to fight homosexuality in SHSs
Sunday, June 05 2011

The National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) in the Volta Region is to use civic education clubs to fight homosexuality in Senior High Schools (SHSs). 

SUHUM :
Prez breaks ground for construction of Suhum-Asamankese road
Sunday, June 05 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills broke the ground for the construction of the Suhum-Asamankese road, to be undertaken by two different contractors.  

BIRIM CENTRAL :
Workshop to halt illegal logging held
Sunday, June 05 2011

About 100 participants attended a day’s workshop on strengthening the capabilities of Forest fringe communities in Southern Ghana to halt illegal logging at Akyem Oda. 

TALENSI NABDAM :
Unit Committees asked to assist in revenue mobilization
Sunday, June 05 2011

Mrs Vivian Anafo, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Talensi-Nabdam District, has called on newly elected Unit Committee Members to assist the Assembly in revenue mobilization.

KASSENA NANKANA :
St. John’s Integrated School needs more special teachers
Sunday, June 05 2011

The St. John’s Integrated Senior High Technical School (SHS) in Navrongo, has appealed to the Ghana Education Service to post more
special teachers to the school to teach hearing impaired students.

POLITICS :
Konadu: Leadership has lost direction, they should be changed
Sunday, June 05 2011

Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, former First Lady and flag bearer hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has stated that the current leadership of the party has lost direction and needed to be redirected to the virtues of the June 4 Uprising.

SOCIAL :
Coalition of Muslim Organisations launch documentary on Domestic Violence
Monday, June 06 2011

A 60 minutes documentary which explores the life of Muslim married couples and their relationship was premiered in Accra with a call on Muslims to change distasteful behaviours that affect their relationships.   

POLITICS :
African Parliamentary Index Report to be launched on Tuesday
Monday, June 06 2011

The Parliamentary Centre, a Canadian non-profit, non-partisan organization devoted to improving the effectiveness of representative Legislative Assemblies around the world, will on Tuesday June 7, hold a special ceremony to launch the African Parliamentary Index (API) Report in Nairobi, Kenya.  

SEKONDI :
Western Region records 21,059 criminal cases in 2010
Monday, June 06 2011

Western Region recorded 21,059 criminal cases in 2010 as against 21,775 cases in 2009, Mr Ransford Moses Ninson, Regional Police Commander, has said. 

ASUOGYAMAN :
41 schools supplied with furniture
Monday, June 06 2011

Over one thousand (1000) desks have been distributed to about 41 schools in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region.

KWAHU EAST :
Over 82 dev’t projects executed in 2 yers
Monday, June 06 2011

The Kwahu East District has witnessed tremendous infrastructure improvement in the past two and a half years since the President Mills led National Democratic Congress took over the management of the country.

TESHIE:
Teshie bush-road opens to traffic
Monday, June 06 2011

Work on the steel bridge over the drain leading to the Kpeshie Lagoon in the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality has been completed and opened for vehicular use.

POLITICS :
CPP members asked to unite for party transformation
Monday, June 06 2011

An aspiring Convention People’s Party (CPP) Western Regional youth organizer, has pledged to work assiduously to unite young people within the party if given the nod. 

HOHOE :
NGO builds fully equipped clinic for Ve-Koloenu
Monday, June 06 2011

Ve-Koloenu, a farming community in the Hohoe Municipal, now has a fully equipped clinic, courtesy “Friends for Life”, a non-governmental organization, at the cost GHC8,000. 

ENERGY :
A second refinery in Ghana in the offing
Monday, June 06 2011

The management of New Alpha Refinery-Ghana, a South African based company with a subsidiary in Ghana is undertaking feasibility studies to establish a tank farm and second refinery in Ghana.

PRESTEA - HUNI VALLEY :
30,000 Ghana cedis disbursed to 138 trainee teachers
Monday, June 06 2011

The Prestea Huni/Valley District Assembly has disbursed 30,000 Ghana cedis to 138 teacher trainees from the area, to help them complete their training.

TARKWA :
104 employees of AngloGold awarded
Monday, June 06 2011

One hundred and four employees of Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine at Tarkwa, have been awarded for their long and dedicated service to the company.

ECONOMY :
Rebranding Ghana programme to roll out soon
Monday, June 06 2011

Plans are underway for government to roll out a nationwide rebranding programme to ensure that all data relating to the country’s investment potential will be available on a website.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Assembly provides three communities with borehole
Monday, June 06 2011

To ease the perennial water crisis and prevent the continual reliance and use of unsafe water in the Tarkwa-Nsueam Municipality, the assembly has provided a borehole each for three communities and the Tarkwa Slaughter House

SPORTS :
rLG Phones joins list of sponsors of 36th SWAG Awards Night
Monday, June 06 2011

The 36th Edition of the MTN/SWAG Awards has been given a further boost in sponsorship by the nation’s leading manufacturer of mobile phones, rLG.

ECONOMY :
Rural banks urged to merge
Monday, June 06 2011

A former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Emmanuel Asiedu-Mante has said most rural banks could merge because of the new capital adequacy requirement and competition posed by increasing number of universal banks.

HEALTH :
Drug firms cut vaccine prices to the developing world
Monday, June 06 2011

Several major drugs companies have announced big cuts to the amounts they charge for their vaccines in the developing world.

OFFINSO :
Health expert calls for more attention towards oral health
Monday, June 06 2011

A health expert and former MP for Offinso South in the Ashanti region,Owusu Achaw Duah has called for more attention towards the promotion of oral health in order to reduce the risk of coronary diseases in the country

KWABRE :
Christians urged to remain firm in their faith
Monday, June 06 2011

Right Reverend Dr Sam Prempeh, former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), has encouraged Christians to remain firm in their faith, regardless of the challenges and difficulties that come their way.

K.M.A :
Implement textbook development policy in full-Educationist
Monday, June 06 2011

Dr Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, Senior Lecturer, Department of Publishing Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appealed to  government to ensure full implementation of the textbook development and distribution policy.

HEALTH :
New contraceptive pills to temporarily stop sperm production
Monday, June 06 2011

Men could soon be able to take a version of the contraceptive pill that has no side-effects, scientists claim.

NADOWLI :
Land dispute brews between Jang community and businessman
Monday, June 06 2011

A parcel of land at Jang, a farming community in the Upper West Region has become a matter of controversy between members of the community Mr. Mathew Song Aabo, a businessman and an investor, who acquired the land for a mango plantation.

K.M.A :
502 physician assistants licensed
Monday, June 06 2011

502 practicing physician assistants in the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions have been licensed and inducted into the medical profession by the Medical and Dental Council at a ceremony in Kumasi.

AGRICULTURE :
Re-cultivating arable lands would make Ghana self-sufficient- Ahwoi
Monday, June 06 2011

The Minister for Agriculture, Kwesi Ahwoi, has noted that Ghana could become self-sufficient in food production if hitherto fertile and arable lands which have been abandoned for decades are re-cultivated.

HEALTH :
Foetal epilepsy drug danger shown
Monday, June 06 2011

The risk posed to unborn children by powerful epilepsy drugs could be easier to avoid following an 11-year study.

SPORTS :
Liberty thump All Stars 3-1
Monday, June 06 2011

Dansoman-based Liberty Professionals ended the 2010/2011 season on a high note with a 3-1 thrashing of Wa All Stars in the final match of the season on Sunday at the Carl Reindorf Park, Dansoman.

AFIGYA-KWABRE :
15 Die In Accidents
Monday, June 06 2011

Fifteen passengers, including three children, perished in two separate accidents at Buoho, near Kumasi, and the Amanfoso Junction on the Sunyani-Berekum road last Saturday.

AGONA EAST:
Rain Storm Devastate Parts Of Agona East.
Monday, June 06 2011

A rain storm of intense magnitude accompanied by intemitent terrestial activities yesterday swept through Agona Swedru and its environs leaving in its wake a great measure of destruction to properties the cost of which runs into millions of Ghana Cedis.

MFANTSIMAN EAST:
Saltpond Offshore Producing Company is clean – CEO.
Monday, June 06 2011

The Saltpond Offshore Producing Company Limited (SOPCL) is engaged in a clean and genuine business and is ready to cooperate with the National Security Apparatus in any investigations it intends to carry out.

TAMALE:
Government calls for media support to Better Ghana Agenda.
Monday, June 06 2011

Mr Baba Jamal, Deputy Minister of Information has call for the support of the media to promote the “Better Ghana” development agenda, saying “you (media) are the instrument of development”.

AWUTU EFFUTU:
Winneba District Hospital needs wider drainage.
Monday, June 06 2011

An Assembly Member has appealed to Government to construct a wider drainage to direct rainwater from the newly built Winneba District Hospital into the sea.

SOCIAL :
Ghana finally part ways with AVRL
Monday, June 06 2011

Aqua Vitens Rand, has finally handed back to government the management of water and its distribution in the country.

POLITICS :
NPP to choose running mate in 2012
Monday, June 06 2011

The New Patriotic Party has warned all groups or persons lobbying and campaigning to have their preferred candidate chosen as the running mate of the party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to desist or face the prescribed sanctions

SOCIAL :
Ghana’s Parliament fails in financial oversight
Monday, June 06 2011

Ghana’s Parliament has received a very poor rating over its financial function in a new report to be released in Nairobi Kenya, on Tuesday June 7.

LEDZOKUKU-KROWOR :
LEKMA Hospital yet to commence Malaria Research Programme
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Six months into the operations of the Malaria Research Hospital at the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality in the Greater Accra Region, the facility is yet to commence its core function of malaria research and control.

BIRIM NORTH :
Assembly to launch "one graduate per family programme"
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Education, having being identified as the live line to socio-economic development of every society has gingered the Birim North District to develop a five year Educational development plan to promote higher education in the district.

TRANSPORTATION :
MTTU convicts 1,800 persons for road traffic offences
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service convicted about 1,800 persons for road traffic offences nationwide from January to the end of May this year. 

SPORTS :
Volta Region to win medals in Unity Games
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The Volta Region is targeting medals in the long distance race, Taekwan-do and Judo in this year’s National Unity Games scheduled for next month.

SPORTS :
Globacom congratulates Black Stars
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The headline sponsor of Ghana’s National football team, the Black Stars, Globacom, has sent a message of congratulations to the players and handlers of the team for executing a superb victory which sufficiently guarantees Ghana’s qualification for the 2012 African Cup of Nations.

AMA :
Salvation Army schools plant trees
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Mr. Joseph Kwesi Dzitse, President of the Youth Volunteers for the Environment (YVE), a non-governmental organisation has led students of the Salvation Army Cluster of Schools at Mamprobi to plant 150 trees. 

HOHOE :
Student drowns in near Waterfall
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Mr Lawrence Addison, 19, a final year student of Fijai Senior High School, Western Region, allegedly fell and got drowned in the trough of the Tagbo Waterfalls at Liate near Hohoe at the weekend. 

KETA :
Residents receive training in fuel efficient stoves usage
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Residents of Atiavi Glime in the Keta District of the Volta Region have received training in the construction and maintenance of fuel efficient stoves to improve energy usage and to reduce the effect of climate change.   

SPORTS:
Ghana, South Korea faces Off In An International Friendly.
Tuesday, June 07 2011


Ghana would be aiming for yet another impressive game and cap it with a win under Goran Stevanovic as the Black Stars play Korea in an international friendly later on in the day.

BIRIM CENTRAL :
Municipality appeals for alternative routes
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Residents at the Birim Central Municipality have appealed to government to improve the road network in the municipality to improve mobility in the place and increase productivity.

HEALTH :
E. coli outbreak: Europe-wide controls ’not needed’
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The EU health commissioner has said the current E. coli outbreak is limited geographically to northern Germany and does not need Europe-wide controls.

POLITICS :
Mills, Konadu to face Vetting Committee from today
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The National Executive Committee of the ruling National Democratic Congress, is expected to start vetting candidates ahead of the July 8-10 Presidential primaries in Sunyani.

HO :
EPA urged to protect streams in Ho
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Some communities in the Ho Municipality have appealed to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prevail on those in the Batik, Tie and Dye businesses to desist from disposing waste chemicals into streams in the communities.

SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY :
Text book agent pleads for Mathematics books for public schools
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Lack of provision of Mathematics textbooks recommended by the Ghana Education Service (GES), is a major contributory factor to the abysmal performance and low interest of students in Brong Ahafo in the study of the subject.

HEALTH :
FDB assures of no immediate risk of E-coli outbreak in Ghana
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The Ministry of Trade and Industry says it is keenly monitoring the outbreak of e-coli in some vegetables imported from Europe.

Mid-West Ghana Conference Chapter of Adventist Men inaugurated
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The Mid-West Ghana Conference Chapter of the National Director of Adventist Men Organization was inaugurated in Sunyani at the weekend.

SOCIAL :
Gays can be tried - Law is silent on lesbians
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms Gertrude Aikins, has indicated that persons caught engaging in homosexual activities could be liable for prosecution.

KPANDO :
Assembly explores strategies to maximise revenue
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The Kpando District Assembly is exploring pragmatic economic strategies towards maximizing its Internally Generated Fund (IGF) beyond a hundred per cent mark.  

CAPE COAST:
Brew-Butler advocates for massive education to stem homosexual acts in schools.
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Mr. Samuel Brew-Butler, a former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, over the weekend expressed concern about the high rate of homosexuality in second cycle schools in the country.

HO :
Support Mills to deliver on promises - MCE
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Mr Isaac Kodobisah, Ho Municipal Chief Executive, has called on Ghanaians to support the Government to deliver on its “Better Ghana Agenda”.  

INTERNATIONAL :
Kufuor returns from Germany
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor returned last night  after delivering the keynote address at the 33rd Congress of the German Protestant Church in Dresden, Germany.

CAPE COAST:
The aged losing out in a fast eroding extended family system.
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Mr Barton Odro, Member of Parliament for Cape Coast, on Saturday said the fast eroding extended family system in Ghana was negatively affecting the welfare of the aged.

STMA :
CPA calls for the passage of the consumer bill
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Mr Kofi Kapito, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Consumer Protection Agency (CPA), on Monday, called on government to expedite action on the passage of the Consumer Bill.

HEALTH :
Gov’t to provide funds for HIV war
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has said government is committed to the provision of additional funds to support the country’s national response to HIV.

TAMALE:
Youth advised to be abreast with drawing of national budgets.
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Mr Seth Oteng, Executive Director of Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Monday advised the youth to be abreast with the drawing of national budgets.

K.M.A :
PIWC builds GH¢495,000.00 multi-purpose office complex
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Apostle Dr Opoku Onyinah, Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, has inaugurated a GH¢495,000.00 multi-purpose office complex, built by the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC) at Asokwa, in Kumasi.

STMA :
Three Children survive electric shock in Aboadze
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Three boys, between the ages of four and six years, escaped death, after they were nearly electrocuted at a funeral in Aboadze, at the weekend.

AWUTU- EFFUTU:
One armed robber killed and two others arrested.
Tuesday, June 07 2011

A quick response to a distress call by a highway patrol team and the Winneba Police led to the killing of one armed robber and the arrest of two others on Saturday.
  

STMA :
Paramount Chief decries mushrooming of oil and gas institutions
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The Paramount Chief of the Nsein Traditional Area, Awulae Agyefi Kwame II, has warned the youth to be wary of mushrooming oil and gas institutions springing up in the country.

MAMPONG :
Mampong babies Home receives €12,000.00 mother-care items
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The Mampong Babies Home, at Asante-Mampong, has taken delivery of mother-care items, valued at €12,000.00, to help improve conditions at the facility.

CAPE COAST:
Health Insurance registers more people.
Tuesday, June 07 2011

 The Oguaa National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has since its inception in 2005 registered 150,903 people in and around the Cape Coast Metropolis.

K.M.A :
Two held for defiling 14-year old primary-five girl
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Two friends who under the pretext of providing humanitarian assistance to a stranded 14-year old girl allegedly ended up sexually abusing her at different times and are now in the firm grips of the law.

CAPE COAST:
Iron deficiency is main cause of anaemia among children.
Tuesday, June 07 2011


The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said iron deficiency is the main cause of anaemia in Ghana and called for collaboration among stakeholders to evolve strategies tackle the problem.

ATWIMA KWANWOMA :
KITA students plant trees to protect Lake Bosomtwe
Tuesday, June 07 2011

Students of the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) have planted 250 trees along the banks of Lake Bosomtwe in the Atwima Kwanwoma District.

CAPE COAST:
Medical and Dental Council endorses Medical Assistants.
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The long cherished dream of Medical Assistants to operate under the tutelage of the Medical and Dental Council of Ghana, was realized over the weekend.

CRIME :
Bishop Kanco files for bail pending appeal against sentence
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The case in which Bishop Samuel Vaglas Kanco, General Overseer of Vineyard Chapel has filed for bail pending appeal against his 18 month conviction, was on Monday adjourned to June 10.

K.M.A :
Engineer calls for increased private participation in waste management
Tuesday, June 07 2011

A public health engineer has urged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to encourage more private participation in waste management programmes to help promote a healthier environment.

SOCIAL :
Bagbin urges GWCL to deliver on their mandate
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Alban S. K. Bagbin has challenged the Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) to institute competent strategies in the operations of urban water system.

CAPE COAST:
UCC matriculates 1,561 students into sandwich programmes.
Tuesday, June 07 2011

A total of 1,561 students were on Monday, matriculated into Diplomas, First Degrees and Post Graduate programmes under the University of Cape Coast’s (UCC)sandwich programme.

WINNEBA:
Drivers must obey traffic regulations to reduce road carnage.
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The Central Regional Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of Trades Union Congress (TUC), Mr. Kwame Kumah, has advised drivers to obey traffic regulations to avoid accidents.
   

SOCIAL :
New Company To Manage Urban Water Systems
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The government has set in motion a new governance structure, the Ghana Urban Water Limited (GUWL), to take over the management of urban water systems in the country following the expiry of the management contract with Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL).

ATWIMA MPONUA :
Gov’t Apprenticeship Support Programme takes off
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The National Apprenticeship Support Programme, an initiative introduced by the government to enhance the skills of the youth in the country, has officially been launched in the Ashanti region.

BOLGA :
Marriage and funerals promote tobacco use in U/E
Tuesday, June 07 2011

The use of tobacco for marriages and funerals in the Upper East Region is said to be responsible for the production, peddling and smoking of the harmful product across the region.

BIRIM NORTH :
Assembly moves to roll out LESDEP
Wednesday, June 08 2011

With the launch of the Local Enterprises and Skills Development (LESDEP) programme by the President during the tour of the eastern region, the Birim North District Assembly is bracing itself to fully roll out the programme in the district.

HEALTH :
Global health experts to deliberate on expansion of universal health
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Global health experts and practitioners are to convene in Kenya to discuss the expansion of universal health coverage into the informal sector. 

STMA :
Paramount Chief decries mushrooming of oil and gas institutions
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The Paramount Chief of the Nsein Traditional Area, Awulae Agyefi Kwame II, has warned the youth to be wary of mushrooming oil and gas institutions springing up in the country. 

MPOHOR WASSA EAST :
Unit Committees urged to help assembly improve revenue
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Mr. Anthony Bassaw, the District Chief Executive of the Mpohor Wassa East has called on Unit Committee members to assist revenue collectors to collect revenue. 

BIRIM CENTRAL :
Torrential rains cause disaster
Wednesday, June 08 2011

A number of people in some communities in the Birim Central Municipality were rendered homeless following torrential rains that occurred over the weekend.   

NEW JUABEN :
Fulanis steal 42 cows and bribe witnesses
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Three Fulani herdsmen have been remanded for conspiracy to steal and stealing 42 cattle worth GH¢ 50,000.00 by a Koforidua circuit court. 

NEW JUABEN :
Police arrests 25 for traffic offence
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested 25 drivers in the New Juaben Municipality for committing motor traffic offences. 

NEW JUABEN :
Coffin makers complain of low patronage
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Some coffin manufacturers in the New Juaben Municipality have complained about low patronage of caskets in recent weeks and described the situation as worrying. 

SHAMA :
Three Children survive electric shock
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Three boys, between the ages of four and six years, escaped death, after they were nearly electrocuted at a funeral in Aboadze, at the weekend.

POLITICS :
Commitee presents report on EC
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The Parliamentary Committe which was set up to investigate the issues surrounding the apparent difficulties of the Electoral Commission in conducting the originally announced 28th December, 2010 district assembly and unit committee elections has recommended the establishement of an election fund.

BEREKUM :
Accident victims identified
Wednesday, June 08 2011

All the five people, who perished on the spot in a motor accident at the Amanfoso Junction, on the Sunyani-Berekum trunk road,have been identified by their families and relatives.

POLITICS :
Nana Konadu sails through...Scales vetting hurdle
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, one of the two contenders for the NDC flagbearer slot, has scaled the last hurdle to cement her eligibility for the contest after she was given a clean bill of health by the party’s Vetting Committee, peacefmonline reports.

POLITICS :
President Mills faces Vetting Committee today
Wednesday, June 08 2011

President John Evan Atta Mills will this morning face the Vetting Committee of the NDC to finalise the process of contesting the flagbearership of the Party.

POLITICS :
Nduom to commission committee on presidential ambitions
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, the CPP’s Presidential Candidate for the 2008 elections, will on June 13 commission an Exploratory Committee to help him take a final decision on contesting election 2012.

BOLGA :
Technical Institutes to undertake minor constructional works
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Stakeholders in the education sector have been tasked to consider awarding minor constructional works to technical institutions in the country.

KASSENA NANKANA WEST :
NGO slam parents who hide children with disabilities
Wednesday, June 08 2011

A child-development oriented non-governmental organization (NGO), has condemned parents, particularly those in the Upper East Region, who hide their disabled children from the public.

SOCIAL :
Gov’t urged to enforce Rent Act
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The Council of Indigenous Business Association (CIBA) made up of small business enterprises has appealed to the government to urgently enforce the Rent Act (PNDC Law 138) which enjoins landlords not to collect rent advance exceeding six months.

LAWRA :
Assemblies tasked to come out with useful programmes
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Alhaji Issahaque Salia, the Upper West Regional Minister, has appealed to Assemblies in the region to come out with comprehensive and useful programmes to improve on the lives of the people.

SOCIAL :
Ministry to investigate report on the alleged 8,000 homosexuals in the country
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare (MESW), has said it would investigate the alleged case of 8,000 registered homosexuals in the Central and Western Regions.

ASANTE AKIM NORTH :
NDC Secretaries express worry about utterances
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Secretaries Association in the Ashanti Region have condemned what they said were vilification and lies said by some speakers at the rally to climax the 32nd anniversary celebration of the June 4 uprising.

TRANSPORTATION :
Carnage on our roads - 740 lives lost in five months
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Road traffic accidents have assumed alarming proportions, with the country recording 5,340 accidents between January and May this year.

HEALTH :
Findings on health effects of mobile phones to be reviewed
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the  International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are reviewing research findings on the possible health effects on the use of mobile phones, especially on young children.

ECONOMY :
World Bank forecasts robust growth for Africa
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The World Bank is forecasting an average growth rate of 6.5 percent in countries in sub-Saharan Africa over the next three years, thanks to recovery in exports, investments flows and high domestic demand.

TECHNOLOGY :
Gov’t to establish centre for ICT products
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Government has initiated the establishment of an innovation centre that would promote export-oriented Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services industry, as well as generate employment.

SOCIAL :
World Vision donate relief items to Ivorian refugees
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The management of World Vision Ghana (WVG), a Non-Government Organisation, has donated relief items to Ivorian refugees in Ghana, through the Ghana Refugee Board (GRB).    

ADANSI NORTH :
Ashanti NPP describes Osei Aidoo’s independent bid
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Though many political analysts have described the decision as a “big blow and threat” to the party’s unity, Mr. Osei Aidoo said his decision was non-negotiable and irrevocable.

K.M.A :
Maintain high standards of professionalism – Baba Jamal
Wednesday, June 08 2011

Deputy Information Minister, Mr Baba Jamal, has reminded journalists to be more circumspect in their reportage and avoid stoking needless tension and controversy in the society.

SEKYERE CENTRAL :
Assembly vows to flush out Fulani herdsmen
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The Sekyere Central District Assembly has declared war on Fulani herdsmen who have made life unbearable for farmers in the area.

POLITICS :
Vetting Committee clears Mills
Wednesday, June 08 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills, has officially been cleared to continue with the campaigning process for the NDC flag bereaship for the 2012 elections after appearing before  the vetting committee of the party.

BIA :
Bia District Assembly confirms new DCE
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The Bia District Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Mr. Kwabena Tweneboa Kodua as the District Chief Executive.

POLITICS :
I don’t think it is time for Konadu to lead the NDC-Bagbin
Wednesday, June 08 2011

The Minister for Water Resource, Works and Housing and the Member of Parliament for Nadowli West, Alban Bagbin has strongly debunked reports by the Dispatch news paper that he is being considered to partner Mrs. Rawlings in the 2012 general elections if she emerge winner of the July NDC congress.

KPANDO :
Assembly disposes off Ghana@50 T-shirts
Thursday, June 09 2011

The Kpando District Assembly has distributed remnants of Ghana @50 T-Shirts after it passed a resolution to dispose of the items.

NORTH TONGU :
School block yet to be completed after 3 years
Thursday, June 09 2011

A six-unit classroom block started by the erstwhile New Patriotic Party government in Anidekor, a community in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region is yet to be completed.

BIRIM CENTRAL :
“Gov’t committed towards provision of social assistance”-Ms Koomson
Thursday, June 09 2011

Ms Ophelia Koomson, Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has assured of Government’s commitment to implement formal and informal mechanisms towards the provision of social assistance and capacity enhancement to the vulnerable and marginalized. 

TRANSPORTATION :
KIA gets two new boarding gates
Thursday, June 09 2011

Two new international boarding gates have been constructed to serve customers at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and to help reduce the jam of traffic at the airport, bringing the number of international boarding gates to five. 

NEW JUABEN :
MDCEs urged to collaborate with gov’t Information Officers
Thursday, June 09 2011

Mr Mohammed Ahmed Baba Jamal, Deputy Minister of information, has  urged Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) to collaborate with Information Officers to propagate government’s information and gather public reactions.

DANGME WEST:
National Youth Co-ordinator advocates youth educational dev’t
Thursday, June 09 2011

Mrs Sedinam Tamakloe-Ationu, National Co-ordinator of National Youth Authority has stressed the need for a national focus on the educational development of the youth especially those who are disadvantaged.

ADAKLU-ANYIGBE :
Assembly saved teachers, students from ejection
Thursday, June 09 2011

The timely intervention of the Adaklu-Anyigbe District Assembly saved teachers and students of Akwetey Junior High School (JHS) from being ejected from a rented building.  

MPOHOR WASSA EAST :
DCE cautioned video centres not to show pornographic movies to students
Thursday, June 09 2011

Mr Anthony Bassaw, District Chief Executive (DCE) of Mpohor Wassa East,  has called on video centre operators within the district to desist from showing pornographic movies to students and the youth who patronised their centres.

SECURITY :
Police warns motorists against misuse of sirens and hazard lights
Thursday, June 09 2011

The Police Administration has warned motorists against the abuse of siren and hazard lights by some state institutions and officials, hospital ambulances, security companies and bullion vans. 

AMA:
Launches New One Way Lane Within The CBD.
Thursday, June 09 2011

In a to make good its pledge of giving the city of Accra a facelift, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has taken yet another giant step by introducing  a one way  lane traffic flow within the Central Business District (CBD) of Accra to facilitate vehicular movements.

K.M.A :
Residents of Sawaba receive free medical care
Thursday, June 09 2011

A team of health professionals from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) assisted by volunteer paramedics have offered free medical care to residents of Sawaba in Kumasi.

BOSOMTWE :
Pastor remanded for swindling three sisters
Thursday, June 09 2011

A Kumasi Circuit Court has remanded 44-year-old Pastor Kwadwo Poku of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Sewua, in the Bosomtwe District for allegedly swindling three sisters of a total of GH¢1,200.00 under the pretext of solving their spiritual problems.

SISSALA WEST :
Feuding Nimoro and Fielimoa farmers to embrace peace
Thursday, June 09 2011

The protracted land dispute between Nimoro and Fielimoa people in the Sissala West District that nearly disturbed the peace in the Upper West Region, has been settled and the two communities have agreed to a dialogue.

BOLGA :
NRSC to install cameras on major roads
Thursday, June 09 2011

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) will in August 2011, install cameras on major roads in the country to check reckless driving.

ASSIN SOUTH:
Roles Out Development Projects.
Thursday, June 09 2011

In a bid to effectively play its part in the desire and the pronouncement by the president to bring development to all nocks and cranny of the country, most districts are leaving no stone unturned to development their respective areas of jurisdiction.      

JIRAPA :
ISD working under serious constraints in Upper West
Thursday, June 09 2011

The Information Service Department (ISD) in the Upper West Region is operating under constraints, making it unable to attain its set goals.

WA EAST :
TEWU members are critical component of education system- Lumour
Thursday, June 09 2011

Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) of Trades Union Congress said its members are a critical component of the educational delivery system that could not be taken for a granted or treated as by-products.

ENTERTAINMENT :
Mzbel granted bail
Thursday, June 09 2011

A Ghanaian musician, Nana Akua Amoah alias Mzbel and two other accomplices have each been granted bail in the sum of GH¢2000 with one surety.

A.M.A :
Court Indicts Accra Mayor
Thursday, June 09 2011

The Accra Fast Track High Court Wednesday indicted the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Dr Alfred Vanderpuije, for deliberately refusing to accept service of two contempt applications pending against him and another.

BAWKU :
Prosecution to recall witness in Bawku MP’s trial
Thursday, June 09 2011

The Accra Fast Track High Court on Wednesday granted the prosecution leave to recall a witness in the trial of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mr. Adamu Dramani Sakande, if it wished to do so.

WINNEBA:
Mike Hammah to seek re-election.
Thursday, June 09 2011

The Member of Parliament for Effutu, Mr Mike Hammah, has declared his intension to seek re-election.

AAKD:
Benyiwa Doe says Musukwa will have a new school building.
Thursday, June 09 2011

The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has led a delegation to visit the dilapidated structure housing the Musunkwa Methodist Primary and JHS in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District.
 

EFFUTU:
Effutu Assembly members undergo skills training
Thursday, June 09 2011

The Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, Nii Ephraim has urged members of the Municipal Assembly to strive to acquire knowledge and skills to enable them understand the various instruments that regulate business in the Assembly.

GOMOA WEST :
Gomoa West Assembly members educated on District Assembly concept
Thursday, June 09 2011

The Presiding Member of the Gomoa West Assembly, Mr Anthony Eyiah-Quansah, has suggested to the government to make some allocation from the District Assembly Common Fund to Assembly members to use to develop their electoral areas.

SOCIAL :
NaFBCo Releases Maize To Stabilise food Prices
Thursday, June 09 2011

The National Food Buffer Stock Company (NaFBCo) is releasing stockpiles of maize onto the market to help ease the unusual price increase that has been created due to speculative buying.

ENERGY :
Finance Minister inaugurates National Risk Management Committee
Friday, June 10 2011

Finance Minister, Dr Kwabena Duffuor inaugurated a nine-member National Risk Management Committee with a call on members to use their expertise to help mitigate the price risk of crude oil on the economy. 

KMA :
Kumasi abattoir inaugurates singeing plant
Friday, June 10 2011

The Kumasi Abattoir Company Limited has inaugurated 50,000 Ghana cedis singeing plant to improve on meat processing in the Metropolis. 

ENVIRONMENTAL :
Forest protection should be a national concern - RUPFA
Friday, June 10 2011

Mr Richard Ashaley, Executive Director for Rural Urban Partnership for Africa (RUPFA), has stated that tree planting and the protection of the forest reserves should be the duty of all.

PRU :
Flooding of Volta Lake destroys water project
Friday, June 10 2011

The Yeji Small Towns Water Supply System (STWSS) project, in the Brong-Ahafo Region, has been lost to the Volta Lake, due to the inappropriate location of the project.

HO :
Youth in Road Maintenance to recruit beneficiaries in VR
Friday, June 10 2011

A total of 900 people in the Volta Region would be recruited into the Youth in Road Maintenance Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP). 

HEALTH :
Ghana faces new challenges in AIDS war
Friday, June 10 2011

Vice President John Mahama Dramani says Ghana has made modest achievements in the war against HIV and AIDS but identified men who have sex with men as one of the new challenges it faces. 

ELLEMBELE :
NADMO donates to Ambain community
Friday, June 10 2011

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in the Ellembelle District has donated 100 bags of cement to the Ambain community in the Western Region. 

EAST GONJA :
Parents refuse to send children to school.
Friday, June 10 2011

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for East Gonja, Alhassan Mumuni (left), A large number of children out of school in Kparibe (middle), The District Director of Education, Madam Christina B. Tampie(right)

SOCIAL:
Show love to your congregation, Pastors urged
Friday, June 10 2011

The senior pastor of the fountain gate chapel and president of the Eastwood Anaba Ministries, Rev. Eastwood Anaba  has blame the absence of love in the church as the main cause for recent atrocities and ill treatment most church members suffer at the hands of their pastors.

HEALTH :
NHIA to ensure effective claims management
Friday, June 10 2011

Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Health said that the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has embarked upon reforms to facilitate effective claims management.

K.M.A :
Take advantage of private laboratory centres
Friday, June 10 2011

The Director of Bekamas Medlabx and Diagnostics Centre, Mr Kwadwo Omono Asamoah, has called for partnership between medical professionals and private laboratories to enhance the quality of care received by patients.

K.M.A :
Sidelining the missions could be disastrous for the nation’s education
Friday, June 10 2011

The Catholic Bishop of Sunyani, Most Reverend Matthew Gyamfi, has said any attempt to relegate the Christian missions to the background in the management of the country’s education could prove disastrous.

HEALTH :
NHIA to ensure effective claims management
Friday, June 10 2011

Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Health said that the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has embarked upon reforms to facilitate effective claims management.

SOCIAL :
AMA sets up Revenue Task Force to visit organisations
Friday, June 10 2011

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has set up a Revenue Mobilisation Task Force that would visit businesses, property owners and government institutions to reconcile bills and collect rates from June 13.

JOMORO :
Assembly confirms DCE
Friday, June 10 2011

Sylvester Nuomah Daddie, the president’s nominee for District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Jomoro District has been approved by the assembly.

EDUCATION :
Government is committed to improving educational sector-Betty Mould
Friday, June 10 2011

Minister of Education,Betty Mould Iddrisu has reiterated government’s commitment to improving learning facilities in both secondary and technical schools in the country.

K.M.A :
Two traders face investigations for threatening to burn KMA offices
Friday, June 10 2011

Two traders in Kumasi are under investigations for allegedly threatening to burn down the offices of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.

TAMALE:
Police Arrest Students For Unlawful Demonstration.
Friday, June 10 2011

The police in the northern region have arrested some students of the Tamale Nursing Training College for reportedly demonstrating without a police permit.

EJISU-JUABEN :
Ejisu Government Hospital receives cement donation
Friday, June 10 2011

The Ejisu Government Hospital has taken delivery of 100 bags of cement in aid of the construction of a 25-bed capacity maternity block.

SEKYERE EAST :
All should accept to act responsibly to grow Ghana’s democracy
Friday, June 10 2011

The District Chief Executive for Sekyere East, Mr Samuel Adjei, has asked all Ghanaians to accept to act more responsibly to grow the country’s democracy.

AGONA WEST :
Three NGOs provide boreholes to Adorkrom township.
Friday, June 10 2011

 African Heatwood Project, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has constructed a borehole for the people of Adorkrom in Agona East District of the Central Region.
   

SOCIAL :
Threat To Phone Users - As NCA Detects Fraud In SIM Card Registration
Friday, June 10 2011

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has detected massive fraud in the registration of existing Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards in the country, barely two weeks to the end of the exercise.

TARKWA :
Goldfields embark on tree planting exercise
Friday, June 10 2011

Tarkwa mine, has embarked on a tree planting exercise on the premises of the new Tarkwa Government Hospital and the Goldfields School Complex.

MFANTSIMAN:
Government, stakeholders’ commitment to Family-Planning not enough - SWAA-Ghana
Friday, June 10 2011

Government and other stakeholders’ commitment and support to family planning issues has taken a nose-dive in the country, Vice President of the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa, SWAA Ghana, Mrs Elsie Ayeh has observed.

GOMOA:
Council of State member calls for rekindling of communal spirit.
Friday, June 10 2011


A Council of State member, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, has appealed to Ghanaians to rekindle communal spirit to support government’s “Better Ghana Agenda.”

POLITICS :
NDC Vetting Committee clears Mills, KONADU
Friday, June 10 2011

The Vetting Committee of the ruling National Democratic Congress for the up-coming  July congress has cleared both President Mills and former first lady Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to campaign for the flag bearer ship slot of the party in the 2012 general elections.

NATIONAL:
Government displeased with obscenity in the media
Saturday, June 11 2011

A Deputy Minister for Information, Hon. Samuel Okudzedto Ablakwa on Friday expressed government’s worry on the seeming upsurge in obscenity and pornography in the Ghanaian media.

SAVELUGU/NANTON:
Over 340,000 households treated for protection against malaria
Saturday, June 11 2011

Over 340,000 households in nine districts, in the Northern region, Under the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), have benefited from an Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) exercise, to rid it of malaria.

ENERGY:
Electricity access now 72 percent – Dep. Energy Minister
Saturday, June 11 2011

Deputy Minister for Energy, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini says access to electricity in the country has increased to 72 per cent.

BUSINESS:
Government initiates steps to hedge petrol prices
Saturday, June 11 2011

A nine-member National Risk Management Committee (NRMC) has been inaugurated in Accra, as part of government’s effort to hedge petrol price risk.

EDUCATION :
GES advised to consider career counselling in curriculum
Saturday, June 11 2011

The Ministry of Education has been urged to add ’Career Counsellin’g to the basic school curriculum to help the youth make informed choices regarding their academic programs and profession.

ENERGY :
LPG shortage to ease soon - NPA
Saturday, June 11 2011

The National Petroleum Authority is hopeful the recent LPG shortage in some parts of the country should improve beginning this weekend.

TAIN:
Filling Of Bui Dam Reservoir Begins
Saturday, June 11 2011

The process to block the Black Volta River in order to form a reservoir from which water will be used for power generation at the Bui Dam has commenced at Bui.

ENERGY :
Expedite action on Renewable Energy Bill
Sunday, June 12 2011

With the global realization of solar energy as an alternative source of electricity, it is imperative for Ghana to fast track the passage of the Renewable Energy Bill into law.

HEALTH :
Govt grateful to Cuban Medical Brigade
Sunday, June 12 2011

President Mills has expressed gratitude to the Cuban Medical Brigade for their immense sacrifices and contribution to Ghana’s health care delivery system.

A.M.A :
Employment Ministry lauds safety measures at Western Steel and Forgings Limited
Sunday, June 12 2011

The Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare on Friday certified that Western Steel and Forgings Limited (WSFL), which suffered an industrial accident some weeks ago, have complied with safety measures to avert future occurrence.

BIA :
Bia newly nominated DCE approved by Assembly
Sunday, June 12 2011

Four persons who were nominated by President Mills as District Chief Executives (DCEs), in the Western Region have been endorsed and sworn into office by the Regional Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo.

POLITICS :
NDC Calls On The State To Make Electoral Violence Expensive
Sunday, June 12 2011

The leadership of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has launched a ‘Heroes’ Fund’ to assist supporters and loyalists who have encountered misfortunes, incapacitations or other forms of deprivations in the course of their service to the party.

Sunday, June 12 2011

Vice President John Mahama has assured Ghanaians in the diaspora that the current crises in the NDC will not affect the running of government.

POLITICS :
ISD working under serious constraints in Upper West
Sunday, June 12 2011

Vice President John Mahama has assured Ghanaians in the diaspora that the current crises in the NDC will not affect the running of government.

ATWIMA MPONUA :
Centre to school MPs on purse control
Sunday, June 12 2011

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima/Mponua, Isaac Asiamah, has called on the leadership of the House to invite the Canadian Parliamentary Centre to school Parliamentarians on the criteria for the evaluation.

HEALTH :
Antidote for malaria to be ’ready by 2013’
Sunday, June 12 2011

In two years from now, an antidote for the anopheles mosquito that transmits malaria will be ready.

HO :
NCTE to rank tertiary institutions soon
Monday, June 13 2011

Tertiary Institutions would shortly be ranked by the National Council on Tertiary Education (NCTE). 

NORTH TONGU:
Dove communities appeal for assistance
Monday, June 13 2011

Communities in the Dove Electoral area in the North Tongu District are appealing for assistance to complete projects they initiated themselves but run out of funds for early completion.

AKATSI :
Youth Training Institutes suffer from deplorable infrastructure
Monday, June 13 2011

Madam Sedina Tamakloe Attionu, National Coordinator of the National Youth Authority, has expressed frustration about the deplorable state of infrastructure at the National Youth Leadership and Skills Training Institutes.  

AMA :
GUNSA joins NYA to clean Korle Bu Maternity, Children’s blocks
Monday, June 13 2011

The Ghana United Nations Students Association (GUNSA) in Collaboration with the National Youth Authority (NYA), on Saturday organized students to clean the Maternity and Children blocks of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.    

AKYEMANSA :
Justice Orphanage receives help
Monday, June 13 2011

The children, teaching and non-teaching staff of the Justice Orphanage at Akim Ofoase in the Akyemmansa District, have received soft drinks, food and used clothing from the “Emmoa Mere Nie,” a non-governmental organization (NGO). 

TEMA :
Listen to weather forecasts - Tema Mantse advises public
Monday, June 13 2011

Nii Adjei Kraku II, Tema Mantsehas advised the general public to desist from changing their television and radio channels during weather forecast announcements.

SHAMA :
Assembly confirms nomination of DCE
Monday, June 13 2011

The Shama District Assembly has confirmed Mr Enoch Kojo Appiah as the District Chief Executive (DCE) at a special general meeting of the Assembly.

AKYEMANSA :
Ayeboafo appeals for social amenities
Monday, June 13 2011

The Ayeboafo community in the newly created Akyemmansa District of the Eastern Region has appealed to the government to assist the town and its surrounding villages to acquire for more development projects.

DORMAA :
SHS governing councils urged to take interest in schools’ performance
Monday, June 13 2011

Mr Sammy Adu Saforo, Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Director of Education, has tasked governing councils of Senior High Schools in the region, to take keen interest in the academic performance of their schools.

CHIEFTANCY:

Uneasy Calm Grips Ga Mashie As New Ga Mantse takes over palace.
Monday, June 13 2011

The rival Ga Mantse installed Sunday, Nii Tackie Adama Latse II has taken over the Ga Mantse Palace at Kaneshie in Accra.

POLITICS :
“Heroes Fund” not intended for political violence - NDC Chairman
Monday, June 13 2011

Dr Kwebena Adjei, National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said the “Heroes Fund Foundation” was not to stimulate political violence against any opposition party.

USA:
College Honours Naadu Mills For Contributing To Child Education.
Monday, June 13 2011

Goodwin College in Connecticut, US, has decorated Her Excellency, the first lady, Naadu Mills with a doctorate degree award for devoting her life to enhancing girl child education in Ghana.

BIBIANI-ANHWIASO BEKWAI :
DCE nominee gets approval
Monday, June 13 2011

Mr Adansi Bonah, the President’s nominee for the position of the Bibiani-Ahwiaso-Bekwai District Chief Executive, has received overwhelming endorsement by the district assembly.  

KWAHU WEST :
Increase in mobile phones theft at Holy Family Hospital
Monday, June 13 2011

There have been series of theft of mobile phones and money from patients and staff at different wards at the Nkawkaw Holy Family Hospital by unidentified persons in the night for the past two months. 

GA WEST:
Ga West Ends Orientation For Assembly Members.
Monday, June 13 2011

A two-day orientation programme for 36 Ga West Municipal Assembly Members ended here on Friday.

ENTERTAINMENT :
Confidence leaves finally.
Monday, June 13 2011

Ghana’s representative in the on-going Big Brother Amplified Reality Show, Confidence Haugen, who is described by fellow housemates as “Bossy” has been evicted from show.

POLITICS :
Redemption Group of NPP supports Osei Aidoo
Monday, June 13 2011

A breakaway group calling itself the Redemption Group of the New Patriotic Party in the Tema West Constituency, has thrown their unflinching support behind Mr Abraham Osei Aidoo’s decision to contest the constituency seat as an independent candidate.  

BOLGATANGA :
Pay newly qualified Teachers on time – Minister urges Controller
Monday, June 13 2011

Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu, Minister of Education, has condemned the delay in payment of newly qualified teachers, with some unpaid since 2009.

SEKONDI TAKORADI :
Former Sekondi Anglican Bishop urges social commentators to be decorous
Monday, June 13 2011

Former Bishop of the Sekondi Anglican Diocese, Most Reverend Andrew Okoh, has urged radio social commentators to be decent and decorous with their utterances.

SISSALA EAST :
Two feuding secondary schools in Tumu walk to make peace after violent exchanges
Monday, June 13 2011

Kanton Senior High School (SHS) and Tumu Senior High Technical School (SHTS) located in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region have embarked on a peace walkt to iron out their differences.

TALENSI-NABDAM :
Awaredone SILC Groups mobilise GH¢17,614.60
Monday, June 13 2011

The Awaredone Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) groups in Winkogo in the Talensi-Nabdam District, Upper East Region, have realized GH¢17,614.60 from their one year ‘Susu’ savings.

TAIN :
Students advised to be disciplined
Monday, June 13 2011

Mr Joseph Obeng, Deputy Coordinating Director for the Tain District, in the Brong Ahafo region has entreated students to be discipline in order to achieve academic excellence.

YENDI:
More youth trained in Yendi to address Kayayo issue.
Monday, June 13 2011

The Yendi Municipality in collaboration with development partners, have intensified the training of youth in skill acquisition to help to reduce rural-urban migration, especially the phenomena of “kayayo”

RELIGION:
Muslims enjoined to desist from usage of drugs.
Monday, June 13 2011

An Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Hussein Idris Molah, has admonished Muslims to refrain from the use of any form of substance that might affect any part of their body or soul.

CHIEFTAINCY :
The Ga Mantse was imposed on the Ga people-Gbese Mantse alleges
Monday, June 13 2011

The Gbese Mantse Nii Ayibontey , has attributed the recent decision  by he and some king makers to replace the substantive Ga Mantse to the lack of purposeful leadership and the continuous deplorable state the Ga people find themselves in spite of the enormous natural and geographical advantages they possess.

CAPE COAST:
Keep the country together - Baba Jamal tasks media practitioners.
Monday, June 13 2011

Mr. Baba Jamal, a Deputy Minister of Information, has     advised journalists to uphold their integrity and not to allow politicians or any one else to influence them in the discharge of their duties.

K.M.A :
Health facilities told to make judicious use of internal funds
Monday, June 13 2011

Mr Joseph Yileh Chireh, Health Minister, has charged public health institutions to make judicious use of internally generated funds (IGF) by channelling them into the procurement of essential equipment.

BUSINESS :
Gas Found In Commercial Quantities in Ghana
Monday, June 13 2011

An eight (8) member business delegation, made up of Directors and Chief Executive Officers of ENI and Vitol Group of Companies have paid a courtesy call on President John Evans Atta Mills at the Christianborg Castle, Osu.

SOCIAL :
Gov’t equips Fire Service
Monday, June 13 2011

President Mills has called on the National Fire Service to use equipments at their disposal to reduce the constant fire outbreaks and its corresponding harsh repercussions in the country.

GA EAST :
Ashongman Estate road in a deplorable state
Tuesday, June 14 2011

Good roads are essential components in the campaign against carnage on our roads and to improve economic activities in every society.

SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR :
Assemblyman calls for inauguration of unit committees
Tuesday, June 14 2011

The Assembly Member for Oforikrom Electoral Area in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District, Paul Asante has expressed worry about the delay in inaugurating unit committees of the assembly.

HEALTH :
HIV Focal Persons undergo training in Monitoring and Evaluation
Tuesday, June 14 2011

To achieve the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan 2011-2015 (NSP), the School of Public Health of the University of Ghana, Legon is training regional and district Focal Persons on effective  monitoring and evaluation in Accra. 

SOCIAL :
National Plan of Action against worst forms of child labour launched
Tuesday, June 14 2011

The National Plan of Action (NPA) for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) in Ghana and the ILO Convention on minimum age of employment was launched in Accra on Monday with a call on implementing agencies to come on board to make it a success.    

GA EAST :
Sandos continues irritating residents despite EPA warning
Tuesday, June 14 2011

A resident at the Westland area in Haatso Papao, near Legon, in Accra has made a public complaint about the continuous operation of Sandos Poly Products, threatening legal action if the management did not cease operation immediately.

AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Youth demonstrate in support of President’s nominee
Tuesday, June 14 2011

More than 200 youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Adoagyiri-Nsawam in the Eastern Region demonstrated in support of Mr Mark Amoako Dompreh, the President’s nominee as Akuapem South Municipal Chief Executive.

MPOHOR WASSA EAST :
Assembly members, core to successful local government practice
Tuesday, June 14 2011

Mr Christian Joly, a representative of the French Embassy, has observed that assembly members were core players in the local governance process particularly the country’s growing democracy. 

TAMALE:
Dep. Health Min. Intervenes In Nursing Students Impass
Tuesday, June 14 2011

The Deputy Minister of Health RoJo Mettle Nunu has intervene in the impass between the students of the Tamale nursing training college and the headmistress that has led to a halt in academic work for bearly two weeks now.

EDUCATION :
African Universities should make research more meaningful to society-Ayariga
Tuesday, June 14 2011

Mr Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister of Education, has asked stakeholders in education should seek ways of making research in African universities more relevant to the struggle to eradicate extreme poverty, diseases and hunger on the continent.  

AKUAPEM SOUTH:
Construction of new Police Station underway at Obodan
Tuesday, June 14 2011

The sod had been cut for the construction of a Police Station for the people of Obodan near Nsawam in the Eastern Region.  

KINTAMPO NORTH :
Kawampe JHS cries for classroom block
Tuesday, June 14 2011

The authorities of Kawampe Junior High School (JHS) in the Kintampo North Municipality, have appealed for a new classroom block to replace the existing weak structure.    

ELLEMBELLE :
Asasetre gets multi-million ICT centre
Tuesday, June 14 2011

A multi-million Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) centre made up of 25 computers with an internet facility, has been inaugurated at Asasetre in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.   

YILO KROBO:
Students Accuse Authorities of Extortions.
Tuesday, June 14 2011

Students of the Mount Mary’s Training College in Somanya are up in arms against the school authorities over what they describe as blatant and open extortions from their allowances without any commensurate services.

ADENTA :
Global Evangelical Church donates to Akuse prisons
Tuesday, June 14 2011

The Women’s Wing of the Grace Family Chapel of the Global Evangelical Church, Adenta has presented  food items valued at ¢800 cedis to the Female inmates of the Akuse Prisons in the Eastern Region.   

TEMA :
Boy strangely found behind steering wheel of locked taxi
Tuesday, June 14 2011

The Tema Police Command is investigating a case involving Kingsford Martey, 16, who was found sitting behind the steering wheel of a locked taxi under mysterious circumstances, on Monday morning.

BUSINESS:
Oil coys dump domestic airlines
Tuesday, June 14 2011

When partners in the Jubilee oil fields went to the Osu Castle in Accra, somewhere in 2007, to announce the discovery of oil in Ghana, many were those who hailed the news with great expectations that it would bring about business boom in the country.

WA EAST:
Guinea-Worm Communication Task Force Inaugurated In Wa East
Tuesday, June 14 2011

A Guinea-Worm communication Task force for the Wa East district of the Upper West Region was at the weekend inaugurated here with a call on all stakeholders to intensify their efforts to eradicate the guinea worm disease from the district and the region as a whole.

WA EAST:
Minister commends ZoomLion for sanitation campaign
Tuesday, June 14 2011

Alhaji Issahaku Salia, Upper West Regional Minister has commended ZoomLion Ghana Limited, a private Waste Management Company for its pro-active role in ensuring environmental cleanliness in the country.

ASIKUMA:
Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Sets Up Road Safety Task Force
Tuesday, June 14 2011

The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District has put in place an eight-member Road Safety Task Force to, among others, enforce traffic regulations to reduce lorry accidents and to protect lives and property in the district.

K.M.A :
Muslims educationist lauds secular education
Tuesday, June 14 2011

Sheikh Dr Ismael Saeed Adam, an Educationist, has appealed to Muslim  leaders and the well-to-do in the society to promote secular education in the Zongo communities.

K.M.A :
The Church should lead the fight to reduce poverty
Tuesday, June 14 2011

The Reverend Dr Kojo Osei-Wusu, President of the Ghana Baptist University College, has called on the Church to provide the needed leadership in the fight to purge the society of injustices.

SEKYERE AFRAM PLAINS:
Third Ashanti Girls’ Education Durbar takes place at Kumawu
Tuesday, June 14 2011

The Third Ashanti Regional Durbar to promote Girls’ Education  has been held at Kumawu, district capital of Sekyere Afram Plains, with a call on stakeholders to help make the school environment friendly to girls.

TALENSI-NABDAM:
Talensi-Nabdam District Directorate appeals for office Block
Tuesday, June 14 2011

Staff of the Talensi/Nabdam District Directorate of Ghana  Education Service (GES) in the Upper East Region, have appealed to the government and other  stakeholders for an office accommodation.

SEKONDI TAKORADI :
Rainstorm renders more than 1000 people homeless in Sekondi-Takoradi
Tuesday, June 14 2011

More than 1000 people have been rendered homeless following heavy rains that hit the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis at the weekend.

SPORTS :
GGT hands over new training grounds to Hearts
Tuesday, June 14 2011

Sports pitch experts, Green Grass Technology (GGT), last Saturday, handed over a newly constructed training grounds to Accra Hearts of Oak football club at Kpobiman, in the Greater Accra Region.

A.M.A :
GPRTU boss to Ga Kingmaker: We will not pay a pesewa in tolls
Tuesday, June 14 2011

The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the GPRTU has called the bluff of the Asere Dzasetse, a Kingmaker in the Ga state over the payment of tolls.

A.M.A :
Police clash with demonstrating fishermen
Tuesday, June 14 2011

There was near fatal clash between the police and some fishermen who had converged in the capital to demonstrate for the speedy passage of the fishing act.

KETU NORTH :
COCOBOD Receive Smuggled Cocoa
Wednesday, June 15 2011

148 bags of cocoa beans that were being smuggled out of Ghana have been intercepted and handed over to the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD).

GA EAST :
Assemblyman calls for funds to complete ongoing projects
Wednesday, June 15 2011

The Assembly-member for Social Welfare Electoral Area in Madina in Accra, has expressed the need for the District Assemblies to allocate part of their share of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund to complete ongoing projects.

POLITICS :
Parliament adopts report on poverty reduction strategy for 2010-2016
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Parliament on Tuesday adopted a report of the Committee on Poverty Reduction Strategy on the Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies for 2010-2016. 

GA WEST :
Energy Commission calls for collaboration on ban of imported refrigerators
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Mr Ofosu Ahenkorah, Executive Secretary of Energy Commission has called for collaborative efforts by all stakeholders to enforce the ban on importation of used refrigeration equipment into the country.

POLITICS :
Gov’t says Gallup polls show NPP’s bad policies
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Government has condemned its critics who claim that statistics from a recent poll suggested that Ghanaians fared better under the former administration than the present one, describing their assessment as “intellectual dishonesty of the highest order”. 

SOUTH DAYI :
E.P. Church to form Eco-Clubs in schools
Wednesday, June 15 2011

The Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Church of Ghana, is to promote the formation of Eco-Clubs in all its Unit schools throughout the country. 

ASUNAFO NORTH:
Trade Minister inaugurates Rural Technology Facilities
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Government is committed to enhance and build a strong and vibrant rural economy to reduce unemployment, poverty and rural-urban migration. 

WA MUNICIPAL:
Wa school for the blind gutted by fire
Wednesday, June 15 2011

A dormitory block of the Wa School for the Blind in the Upper West Region has been razed down by fire.

AMA :
Mamobi gets Community Forum Support Team
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) to promote community health advocacy was inaugurated as a branch of the Community Forum Support Team (CHEST) at Mamobi in Accra.

SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR :
Apawawase appeals for reshape of bad road
Wednesday, June 15 2011

The people of Apawawase near Asuboi in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District, have appealed to the District Assembly to reshape the bad portions of the feeder roads in the area to avert motor accidents.   

BUSINESS :
GIPC launches “Invest in Ghana” Seminar
Wednesday, June 15 2011

The Ghana Investment Promotions Centre (GIPC), on Tuesday launched the 2011 edition of its flagship seminar “Invest in Ghana” and the 2010 edition of Ghana Club 100 awards.  

POLITICS:
Arthur Kennedy Questions NDC’s Herose Fund
Wednesday, June 15 2011

A former flag bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) DR. Arthur Kennedy has questioned the rationale behind the setting aside of funds by the ruling National Democratic Congress(NDC) to compensate and honor  party faithful who suffer life threatening injuries while performing one duty or the other for the party.

KWABRE EAST :
Girl- child facilitators attend workshop
Wednesday, June 15 2011

A one-day workshop has been organized for 60 selected Girl-Child Facilitators in various basic schools in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region, on Thursday.

KWABRE EAST :
DCE urges more committment towards education
Wednesday, June 15 2011

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Kwabre East, Hon. Adams Iddisah has admonished parents to use all their resources on their wards education in order to raise responsible future leaders in the country.

ELMINA:
Make unit committees more functional to strengthen assemblies - Odoom
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Mr Kish Odoom, a former local government official, has stressed the need for unit committees to be made more functional to strengthen the performance of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

KWABRE EAST :
Kwabre East District Assembly members upgrade skills
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Forty- four assembly members of the Kwabre East District have successfully completed a two-day orientation workshop at Mamponteng, the district capital.

EJISU-JUABEN :
Christians should have a place in their hearts to forgive
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Christians have been called upon to have a place in their heart for forgiveness and live in total peace with those who wrong them.

K.M.A :
Court jails two motorbike thieves
Wednesday, June 15 2011

A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced two motorbike thieves to a total of 36 months imprisonment in hard labour.

JOMORO :
Assembly members urged to cooperate with stakeholders
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Assembly members have been advised to cooperate with traditional rulers, members of Parliament, district coordinating directors and presiding members to ensure effective local governance administration.

AMA:
Stop Human Right Abuses - Mining Companies Told
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Mining companies operating in Ghana should stop human rights abuses – killing and maiming people and destroying their houses, crops, fishponds - in mining communities, WACAM, human rights and mining advocacy nongovernmental organisation (NGO), has said.

TAMALE:
GAWU decry lack of tractors for cotton farmers.
Thursday, June 16 2011

The General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) of the Trades Union Congress, has decried lack of tractors for ploughing services for cotton farmers in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.

JIRAPA :
RAAP launches rural education fund for needy students
Thursday, June 16 2011

Rural Aid Action Programme (RAAP),  a non- governmental organisation (NGO) based in Hain has launched its first ever rural education fund to support brilliant but needy students in the Jirapa District of the Upper West Region.

SOCIAL :
Gov’t cautions public against abuse of Coat of Arms
Wednesday, June 15 2011

The government has cautioned the public against the use of the Coat of Arms and other national symbols designed for the exclusive use of the President and his representatives.

K.M.A :
EPA to hold durbar on noise making in Kumasi
Wednesday, June 15 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would hold a durbar to highlight the health hazards associated with noise-making in Kumasi in September.

POLITICS :
Prez lauds contributions of MMDCEs
Thursday, June 16 2011

The President John Evans Atta Mills has lauded the contributions of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) towards achieving the “Better Ghana Agenda”.

AGRICULTURE :
Demonstration by Fishermen was positive-Ahwoi
Thursday, June 16 2011

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture said the demonstration embarked on by members of Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council on Tuesday was positive.

AMA:
MEST donates to EPA and Tamale Polytechnic
Wednesday, June 15 2011

The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), on Tuesday donated 20 four wheel vehicles and 100 computer laptops to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Tamale

GA EAST :
Finatrade Foundation supports UG College of Agriculture
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Finatrade Foundation, a subsidiary of the Finatrade Group of Companies  presented a cheque for GH¢30,000.00 to the University of Ghana College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences to train students in crop and livestock production.  

BAWKU :
Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings visits Bawku to boost presidential ambition
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, flagbearer aspirant for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Monday visited the Bawku Municipality in the Upper East Region to canvass for votes for the July 9 Congress of the Party.

STMA:
Oil and gas revenue to boost health delivery – Health Director
Wednesday, June 15 2011

The National Chairman of the District Directors of Health Services Group, Dr Kofi Setheland, has expressed optimism that the country’s oil and gas revenue would help to improve health delivery.

SEKYERE AFRAM PLAINS:
Youth appeals for Asantehene’s intervention to resolve dispute
Wednesday, June 15 2011

The youth of Kumawu have appealed to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to intervene to end the impasse over the installation of a new Omanhene and restore calm to the area.

STMA:
Inadequate resources hampering quality health care delivery - Directors.
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Some District Directors of Health have expressed concern that inadequate resources are hampering quality health care delivery at the district level.

AMA:
EPA trains prosecutors to enforce laws.
Wednesday, June 15 2011

Mr Daniel S. Amlalo, acting Executive Director, Environmental Protection Agency, on Monday, entreated staff of the Agency to empower themselves with  Act 490, which establishes the Agency  to enable them to prosecute offenders of environmental crimes across the country.

INTERNATIONAL:
UN begins countdown to 30th anniversary of International Day of Peace
Wednesday, June 15 2011

The United Nations on Monday began a 100-day countdown to the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Peace, which falls on September 21.

NEW-JUABEN :
President Mills addresses conference of MMDCE’s in Koforidua
Wednesday, June 15 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has asked Metropolitan Municipal and District Executives to continue to show respect and involve traditional rulers in their programmes and activities.

SOCIAL :
Govt Assures Fishermen Of Enforcement Of Fishing Laws As Police Disperse Demonstration
Wednesday, June 15 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills, has assured fishermen that the government will make every effort to ensure the enforcement of laws concerning the fishing industry.

POLITICS :
Gov’t to support assemblies with vehicles, logistics
Thursday, June 16 2011

Government would support the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies with vehicles, motorbikes and other logistics to enhance the mobility of Assembly staff and the Assembly Members.  

AMA :
French Embassy inaugurates ICT Centre for Gov’t Secretarial School
Thursday, June 16 2011

The French Embassy has inaugurated GHC120, 000.00 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre for the Government Secretarial School in Accra.   

AMA :
REGSEC calls for peace in Ga State
Thursday, June 16 2011

The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has called on the people of Accra, especially Ga Mashie and its environs, to remain calm and be law abiding in the midst of confusion following the alleged installation of rival Ga Mantses.

ATIWA :
Ghana Federation of the Disabled establishes poultry farm
Thursday, June 16 2011

Members of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD), has established a 1,000 bird poultry farm at Akyem Sekyere in the Atiwa District to generate funds to improve the living standards of its members. 

BUSINESS :
Inflation rate for May falls to 8.90 per cent
Thursday, June 16 2011

The annual rate of inflation fell to 8.90 percent in May from 9.02 per cent in April on the back of lower food prices, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) said.   

STMA :
Assembly members attend two-day training programme
Thursday, June 16 2011

A two-day orientation workshop for members of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) opened in Sekondi. 

AMA:
Nurses Too Threaten Strike Action.
Thursday, June 16 2011

The President of the Registered Nurses Association, Alice Asare-Allotey has warned that nurses will advise themselves if they are not placed on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) scheme by July to end the undue implemental delays.

K.M.A :
TEWU/FUSAG gives government ultimatum
Thursday, June 16 2011

The Tertiary Education Workers Union (TEWU) and the Federation of University Senior Staff Association of Ghana (FUSAG) have warned of industrial unrest if they are not migrated to the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

NKORANZA NORTH :
Nkoranza District NADMO office registers 280 returnees from Libya
Thursday, June 16 2011

The Nkoranza North District Office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has registered 280 returnees from Libya following the crisis in that country.

TAMALE:
Tamale Nursing Training Headmistress Asked To Proceed On Leave.
Thursday, June 16 2011

The headmistress of the Tamale Nursing College Hajia Tashawu has been asked to proceed on leave to allow an independent investigative body to investigate alleged misdeeds on her part that has led to students’ agitation and unrest which has disrupted the academic calendar of the institution.

KMA :
Review Procurement Law on Health Service– Professor Ohene Adjei
Thursday, June 16 2011

Professor Ohene-Adjei, Chief Executive of the Komfo AnokyeTeaching Hospital (KATH), has called for a review of the Public Procurement Law to accommodate peculiar needs of the health service providing institutions.

TAMALE:
Take Advantage of Long Distance Education.
Thursday, June 16 2011

Mrs Elizabeth De-Souza, Northern Regional Director of Education has reiterated the call on teachers to take advantage of the long distance courses being offered by the universities to upgrade themselves.
    

EFFUTU:
Protect The Forest To Sustain Live.
Thursday, June 16 2011

Mr Ernest Nkansah, Winneba District Manager of the Forest Services Division, has said that trees played vital role in human survival and must therefore be protected.

AMA :
Training for new financial/economic reporters begins in Accra
Thursday, June 16 2011

A 10-day training programme aimed at enhancing the skills in Economics and Financial Reporting has opened in Accra on Wednesday.

GA EAST :
Assemblyman to intervene in Westland and Sandos Poly Products issue
Thursday, June 16 2011

The Assemblyman for Haatso Papao Edward Ayitey Aryee has promised to help resolve the problem between the residents of Westland and the Sandos Poly Products over noise from production machines.

SHAMA :
Works on Western railway lines to cost $400 million
Thursday, June 16 2011

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Transport has estimated works on the Western railway lines at $400 million.

GARU-TEMPANE :
Upper East NSS receive six motor bikes
Thursday, June 16 2011

The Upper East Regional National Service Scheme (NSS) has taken delivery of six Yamaha motor bikes for distribution to six districts to support activities and monitoring of service personnel in remote areas.

EFFUTU:
Enact Language Policies To Enhance Development- African Governments Told.
Thursday, June 16 2011

Professor Emmanuel Abaka, Dean of faculty of Languages, University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has called on West African governments to enact and promulgate good language policies to facilitate the development of their countries.

AMA:
Second National Road Safety Awards launched in Acc
Thursday, June 16 2011

Mr Noble John Appiah, Executive Director of National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), on Wednesday said road safety was a shared responsibility and urged all and sundry to come on board to demand high standards on the road.

CRIME :
46 Fishing Vessels Arrested For Using Light
Thursday, June 16 2011

Forty-Six fishing vessels have since November 2010 been arrested by the joint Ghana Navy/Fisheries Commission patrols for using light attraction for fishing in the country’s territorial waters.

WA WEST:
Fire Destroys Wa Methodist School For The Blind
Thursday, June 16 2011

Thick smoke, accompanied by sounds of breaking glass, engulfed the evening sky as fire gutted the boys dormitory of the Methodist School for the Blind in Wa Tuesday evening.

SPORTS :
SWAG to honour two distinguished sports personalities
Thursday, June 16 2011

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) will this year confer special honours on two distinguished sports personalities for their contributions to the development of sports in the country.

AMA:
Gov’t is not behind any faction in the Ga stool impasse-Baba Jamal
Thursday, June 16 2011

A deputy Minister of Information Baba Jamal has strongly debunked allegation by NPP General Secretary that government is behind the unrest that has befallen the Ga traditional Council.

GA WEST :
Assembly yet to inaugurate unit committees
Friday, June 17 2011

The Ga West Municipal Assembly is yet to inaugurate its unit committees a month after electing and swearing in a Presiding Member (PM) in the person of Thomas Okine.

ENERGY :
Ghanaian company wins top green energy award
Friday, June 17 2011

A Ghanaian company has won the world’s most prestigious green energy award.  

TAMALE :
Forest reserves in Northern Region not meant for charcoal production
Friday, June 17 2011

The Forestry Commission has warned that forest reserves in the Northern Region are for conservation purposes and not for charcoal production. 

HEALTH :
Unsafe sex, cause of HIV and AIDS pandemic
Friday, June 17 2011

Nana Owusu Boatey, Head of Occupational, Health and Safety at the Trade Union Congress, has noted that 85 per cent of People Living With HIV/AIDS were infected through unsafe sex.

SUNYANI :
Abesim community gets GH¢73,000 educational facilities
Friday, June 17 2011

Mr Kwasi Oppong-Ababio, Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive inaugurated a library complex and three-unit classroom block constructed by the Assembly at Abesim in the Brong Ahafo Region.   

POLITICS :
Rawlings holds talks with Sudan Al Bashir on Somalia
Friday, June 17 2011

Ghana’s Former President and African Union (AU) High Representative for Somalia, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has called on Sudan to support the peace process in Somalia.

THLD :
Assembly Members attend workshop.
Friday, June 17 2011

Assembly Members have been asked to be abreast of standing orders of the local government and district assembly system,  to enable tem to meaningfully contribute to discussions at meetings.

TAMALE:
Nana Konadu whips up support in the North.
Friday, June 17 2011

Former First Lady and National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential aspirant, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has taken her campaign to the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions.

TALENSI-NABDAM:
New project to boost rice production in Northern Region
Friday, June 17 2011

The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive has reminded the people of Northern Region that food security through increased rice production would immensely reduce hunger and poverty, which had fuelled some of the violent conflicts in the area.

SAVELUGU:
Nine Districts To Benefit From Anti-Malaria Programme.
Friday, June 17 2011

Nine hundred and fifty thousand people in nine districts in the Northern Region are to benefit from the Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) programme under the US President’s Malaria Initiative by the close of this year.

TEMA :
Quality education: distant dream for many children – Azumah-Mensah
Friday, June 17 2011

Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) has observed that even though quality education was a fundamental human right, it remained a distant dream for many children in the world. 

DORMAA :
Poultry farmer appeals for quick action on agriculture mechanization
Friday, June 17 2011

Mr Adama Musa, 2006 National Best Poultry Farmer, has appealed to the government to expedite action on the mechanization of agriculture to avoid food shortage, especially maize, which is a major feed component for poultry.   

EAST AKIM :
Pupils receive free uniforms
Friday, June 17 2011

Mr Peter Simon Asirifi, East Akyem Municipal Chief Executive, has presented school uniforms to 261 pupils at Tontro Municipal Assembly Primary School, near Akyem Tafo in the Eastern Region.

NADOWLI :
High school fees, a barrier to free education – World Vision
Friday, June 17 2011

High school fees is a major barrier for many African children dropping out of school, World Vision International has observed.

JIRAPA :
Upper West Regional Minister speaks against abuse of children’s rights
Friday, June 17 2011

Alhaji Issahaque Salia ,Upper West Regional Minister, has observed that living of children on the streets was a manifestation of parental neglect.

NKORANZA SOUTH:
Husbands asked to support their pregnant spouses
Friday, June 17 2011

Madam Salamatu Ibrahim, Nkoranza South District Director of Health Services,has called on husbands to ensure medical care for their pregnant spouses.

OFFINSO NORTH :
Minister says projects should be evenly distributed
Friday, June 17 2011

Dr Kwaku Agyemang Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has appealed to metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies in the region to strive to keep balance in the distribution of development projects to help  reduce tension and agitations among the people.

TAMALE:
Make Family Planning Part of NHIS -NGO
Friday, June 17 2011

Participants at the Regional Reproductive Health and Contraceptive Security Fair being sensitised on family planning (left), Alhassan Mohammed Awal, Executive Director for the Northern Sector Action on Awareness Center (right)

EJISU-JUABEN :
Politicians urge to focus on development
Friday, June 17 2011

Daasebre Otuo Serebour II, Omanhene of Juaben, has appealed to politicians to focus on the fight to reduce poverty and make life comfortable for the people.

KMA :
Democratic Rule Best For Ghana - Asantehene
Friday, June 17 2011

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has sanctioned democratic rule as the best system of governance for Ghana. He has therefore called on the US to help the country further deepen its infant democratic rule.

TAMALE :
Educate Civil Servants on the SSSS - FWSS Urged.
Friday, June 17 2011

The northern regional branch of the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA) have given the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) a two week ultimatum to furnish the Association with the intricacies of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) to enable them come to terms with its workings and subsequent implementation.

KMA :
Kumasi Wesley Girls closed down
Friday, June 17 2011

Education Authorities in the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi have temporarily closed down the Wesley Girls High School following disturbances by the students.

BUSINESS:
Concerned citizen appeals for sanity at COCOBOD
Saturday, June 18 2011

A concerned citizen, Oheneba Martin, has appealed to workers of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to exercise restraint, to ensure that peace and tranquillity prevailed in the company for it to continue to achieve more successes.

KUMASI :
Minister attributes challenges in education to systems failure
Saturday, June 18 2011

Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Minister of Education, has attributed challenges facing the education sector to system failures as a result of ineffective and unclear administrative management practices.

TAMALE :
Ghana is on the verge of eradicating guinea worm
Saturday, June 18 2011

Ghana is on the verge of interrupting the transmission of the guinea worm disease in the country.

AJUMAKO :
Assembly Members undergo orientation course
Saturday, June 18 2011

A two-day orientation course for 66 newly elected and appointed assembly members of the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District has ended with a call on members to unite devoid of political differences for the  development of the District.

SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR :
Community cleans up environment
Saturday, June 18 2011

Residents of Oboadaka in the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar District of the Eastern Region spent a number of hours during the weekend to cleanup the town.   

NADOWLI :
MTN Foundation distributes teaching aid to basic schools
Saturday, June 18 2011

The Nadwli Women Advocacy Group (NAWAG) and MTN Ghana Foundation have distributed Teaching and Learning Materials (TLM) to 124 basic schools in the Nadwli District.

TAKORADI :
School heads to face sanctions
Saturday, June 18 2011

The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, has called for sanctions against heads of second cycle institutions that misappropriate funds.

KWAEBIBIREM :
NYA Boss inaugurates ICT Centre at Takrowase
Saturday, June 18 2011

The Co-ordinator of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Mrs Sedinam Tamakloe Attienu inaugurated a newly furnished Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre, stocked with 20 computers and accessories at Takrowase Youth Training Institute in the Kwaebibirim District. 

POLITICTS :
Parliament asks the Executive to handle business of the House with dispatch
Saturday, June 18 2011

Papa Owusu Ankomah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Sekondi, has  urged the Leadership of Parliament to let the Executive handle the business of the House with a sense of urgency.

SOCIAL :
Govt’ll Support EC To Go Biometric
Sunday, June 19 2011

The Minister of Communications, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, says the government is committed to supporting the Electoral Commission to go biometric.

YENDI :
Yendi Municipal Security Committee seeks partnership in handling conflicts
Sunday, June 19 2011

The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Issah Zakaria has commended members of the Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) for the commitment in handling security issues.

SOCIAL :
Chief Justice calls for closer ECOWAS judiciaries ties
Sunday, June 19 2011

The Chief Justice, Mrs. Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, has called for closer collaboration between the Judiciaries of West African countries to enable them to exchange ideas on the resolution of electoral disputes and deepen democracy within the sub-region.

POLITICS :
NDC congress preparations on course - Quashigah
Sunday, June 19 2011

For the first time in the history of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), its July 7 to 9 presidential primary will be held in the open air at the Sunyani Coronation Park because it wants to ensure transparency, peace and total security.

AMA:
Cabinet Approves Public-Private Partnership In Project Finance
Sunday, June 19 2011

Cabinet has approved the public-private partnership (PPP) policy to provide more public infrastructure projects and deliver them speedily.

GA EAST :
Drainage construction progresses at Haatso
Monday, June 20 2011

Construction work on gutters along the Haatso-ECOMOG road in the Ga East Municipality is steadily progressing.

HEALTH :
FDB warns public about fake Artesunate drugs
Monday, June 20 2011

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has warned the public about the sale of counterfeit Artesunate tablets on the market.

BIRIM NORTH :
Assembly achieves 75% potable water coverage
Monday, June 20 2011

Seventy-Five percent of communities in the Birim North District in the Eastern Region have access to potable water, the District Chief Executive, Mavis Ama Frimpong has disclosed.

KUMASI :
Invest in root and tuber crops research – Dr Ennin
Monday, June 20 2011

A Research Scientist, has acknowledged the crucial role root and tuber crops played in enhancing the livelihood of the people and called for more to be done to increase production.

KEEA :
President Mills donates to Kissi Primary School
Monday, June 20 2011

Kissi in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem Municipality, came to a standstill at the weekend when jubilant residents gave President John Evans Atta Mills and his two brothers- Cadmen and Samuel, a tumultuous welcome to the town.

HOHOE :
Volta Region makes strides in revamping cocoa sector
Monday, June 20 2011

The cocoa industry in the Volta Region is bouncing back as the enthusiasm to plant the cash crop has made giant strides. 

AMA :
Separate waste for recycling and processing – Nii Okai
Monday, June 20 2011

The problem of waste management in the Accra metropolis, could be turned into a source of wealth and employment creation, through carefully planned projects. 

EAST AKIM :
MTN-Ghana plants trees at Kyebi
Monday, June 20 2011

Mr Castro Antwi-Danso, Business Manager at the Office of the Okyenhene, has stressed the commitment of Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin II to flush out illegal miners (galamsey) in the area.

KEEA:
Prez Mills’ Family Releases House To School
Monday, June 20 2011

The family of President J.E.A. Mills has released its family house at Kissi in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem Municipality in the Central Region to the local Municipal Assembly Primary School.

KADJEBI :
Let’s protect the forest cover- DCE
Monday, June 20 2011

Mr Seth Alifui, Kadjebi District Chief Executive, has advised illegal chain-sawn lumber operators in the area to consider abandoning their illegal activities or face the law. 

TAMALE:
NDC Should Apologise To Dagbon.
Monday, June 20 2011

The Deputy Northern Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has called on the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to apologise to the chiefs and people of Dagbon for their inability to honour their campaign promise of finding the killers of the Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Yakubu Andani 11.

ECONOMY :
Monitoring Team of GRA unveils irregularities in tax collection
Monday, June 20 2011

The Anti-Revenue Leakages Monitoring Team of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has unveiled a booming industry that is collecting revenue on behalf of the state and diverting the proceeds.g

AWUTU-SENYA:
Awutu-Emasa Rural bank declares profit.
Monday, June 20 2011


The Awutu-Emasa Rural Bank Limited at Awutu Bereku in the Awutu-Senya District of the Central Region declared a net profit of GH¢157,332 in 2010 as against GH¢124,347 in 2009.

AGONA EAST:
Presbyterian Church gives support to its schools in Swedru
Monday, June 20 2011

The Presbyterian Church Of Ghana, in Collaboration with the Presbyterian Relief Service and Development (PRS&D), has presented educational support to Church’s JSS and primary schools at Agona Swedru.

KETU SOUTH :
Fifi Kwetey for Parliament?
Monday, June 20 2011

Strong undercurrents blowing within the Ketu South constituency wing of the ruling National Democratic Congress could see Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Fifi Kwetey enter parliament at the expense of incumbent, Albert Zigah.

HOHOE :
Gov’t is consoled by appreciation from rural folks
Monday, June 20 2011

Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister has said that, government is consoled by the appreciation and commendations it receives from the rural communities on its performance, contrary to what urban dwellers say.

AGONA WEST:
Assembly inaugurates Unit Committees.
Monday, June 20 2011

Mr Emmanuel Kweku Tetteh, Agona West Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has said that Unit Committees are the oil which powers the engine of democracy and stimulate the decentralization processes.

AGONA WEST:
NDC Women organizer expresses worry over crisis in Presidential Primaries
Monday, June 20 2011

Mrs Sarah Efuah Armah, Nsaba Ward Women organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has expressed worry over the internal wrangles which had bedeviled presidential primaries campaign.

TAMALE:
Model for flood forecasting to be developed in Ghana.
Monday, June 20 2011

The Volta River Authority (VRA) in collaboration with stakeholders is to develop a flood hazard forecasting model that would make it possible for floods to be forecasted accurately between three to five days.

BIRIM CENTRAL :
NGO intensifies HIV/AIDS campaign
Monday, June 20 2011

The Universal United Youth Organisation (UUYO), an NGO has embarked on a campaign to help educate the youth in Akim Oda in the Eastern Region about the dangers of HIV and AIDS.   

WA EAST:
Environmentalists seeks ways of preventing desertification
Monday, June 20 2011

Stakeholders in the environmental sector have deliberated  on  sustainable development of people living in fragile ecosystem, plagued by the threat of desertification.

WA :
NPA embarks on programme to pursue interest of petroleum consumers
Monday, June 20 2011

Many drivers and members of the public in the Upper West Region says they feel cheated anytime they buy petroleum products at some filling stations in the Wa Municipality.

SOCIAL :
Chief Justice share ideas with Togolese Constitutional Court
Monday, June 20 2011

The Chief Justice has called for closer collaboration between the Judiciaries of West African countries to enable them to exchange ideas on the resolution of electoral disputes and deepen democracy within the sub-region.

CAPE COAST:
Central Region records minimal fire outbreaks in first quarter.
Monday, June 20 2011

The Central Region, recorded a drop in fire outbreaks in the first quarter of this year, witnessing 95 incidents as against the 152 during the same period last year.

WA WEST :
CIDA, World Bank vote $17 million to combat desertification in Ghana
Monday, June 20 2011

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the World Bank have voted $17 million to assist Ghana to combat desertification and drought.

JOMORO :
110 Unit Committee Members inaugurated at Half Assini
Monday, June 20 2011

The Western Regional Minister, Mr Paul Evans Aidoo has urged Unit Committee members in the region to make themselves abreast with government policies and programs.

CAPE COAST:
The youth should be at frontiers of curbing HIV and AIDS - Mahama.
Monday, June 20 2011

Mr Dramani Mahama, Central Regional Population Officer, has called on the youth to be at the forefront of curbing the menace of HIV and AIDS in the country by acting as change agents.
    

BOLGA:
Minister asks laboratory service providers to employ skilled labour
Monday, June 20 2011

Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, has entreated operators of medical laboratories to ensure that they engaged skilled laboratory technicians who would offer best services to their clients.

EAST GONJA:
Assembly Members are not implementers of projects-DCE.
Monday, June 20 2011

Mr Alhassan Mumuni, East Gonja District Chief Executive (DCE) has said the nation’s decentralisation process mandated assembly members to deliberate and decide on what projects to be undertaken locally.

TRANSPORTATION:
Gov’t to complete Ofankor and Sofoline projects
Monday, June 20 2011

The Minister of Roads and Highways,  Joe Gidisu has assured that some of the major on -going road constructions  in different parts  of the country will see a major boost as government secures funding for them.

SOCIAL :
Veeps office clears air on Loan controversy
Monday, June 20 2011

The Office of the Vice President has in a statement clarified that the USAID commitment to the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) amounts to $60 million and will focus on the development of commercial agriculture in the SADA regions.

KMA :
Asantehene Calls For Dialogue On Funding Higher Education.
Tuesday, June 21 2011

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has advocated a national dialogue that will address the nagging issue of sustainable funding for higher education.

AMA:
Ghana Bags $60m In Inter-State Exports
Tuesday, June 21 2011

Ghana bagged $60 million from inter-state trade in export commodities with Morocco over the last five years, the Trade and Industry Minister, Ms Hannah Tetteh, has said.

WA:
Police impound truck with Indian hemp.
Tuesday, June 21 2011

The Police in the Upper West Region have impounded a Techiman bound truck loaded with 54 packets of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

TEMA:

NYEP registers Tema youth for skills training.
Tuesday, June 21 2011

The Youth Enterprises and Skills Development Centre of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), has undertaken a two-day registration exercise of the youth in Tema Metropolis.

BAWKU:
Ministry renews curfew on Gushedu, Bawku
Tuesday, June 21 2011

The Minister of the Interior has renewed the curfew imposed on Gushegu Township and Bawku Municipality and their immediate environs with effect from Monday, June 20, 2011.

AMA:
Radio journalists attend workshop on promoting effective local governance
Tuesday, June 21 2011

Professor Kwamena Ahwoi, a Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), on Monday stressed the need to differentiate the three forms of decentralisation to avoid creating problems with their implementation.      

AGONA WEST:
120 health extension workers posted to health facilities
Tuesday, June 21 2011

 Alhaji Nurudeen Issah, Deputy Central Regional Co-ordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), has warned health extension workers posted to health facilities to work hard and deliver quality health care to the people.
    

SOCIAL :
USAID, World Bank support SADA and road sector
Tuesday, June 21 2011

The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, has provided Ghana with $60m funding for SADA projects.

KMA :
Otumfuo calls for non-partisan debate on funding higher education
Tuesday, June 21 2011

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Monday reiterated the call for a non-partisan debate on the funding of higher education.

AMA:
Aggrieved fishermen to meet President Mills today
Tuesday, June 21 2011

Leaders of aggrieved fishermen from the Greater Accra region will meet President Mills this morning.

YENDI:
World Food Programme Scholarship Scheme for 129 girls.
Tuesday, June 21 2011

A total of 129 Senor High School girls, from the three Northern Regions, are to benefit from a GH¢ 74,000 scholarship scheme to guard against school drop-out.

AMA:
Court adjourns mass rape case to June 21
Tuesday, June 21 2011

A Circuit Court in Accra hearing the case involving Amina Mohammed, a hairdresser, on the alleged mass rape on a bus, on Monday adjourned to Tuesday, June 21. 

AMA:
Teacher remanded for defilement of 13-year-old pupil.
Tuesday, June 21 2011

A 30-year-old teacher was on Monday remanded into police custody for allegedly defiling one of his pupils, aged 13.

CAPE COAST :
11% Of Ghanaian Youth in Tertiary Institutions
Tuesday, June 21 2011

The Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba , Prof. Jophus Anamuah Mensah, has lauded Ghana for having 11 per cent of it’s relevant age group in tertiary institutions.

NEW JUABEN :
New Juaben demonstrates against Oti Boateng
Tuesday, June 21 2011

The Chiefs and youth of New Juaben traditional area in the Eastern Region have staged an unprecedented demonstration across the regional capital, Koforidua.

AMA:
Fishermen meet President Mills after facing off with police
Tuesday, June 21 2011

President John Mills has admonished fishermen to eschew the blame game which he said does not help the ailing fishing industry.

KUMASI :
All set for annual review of MMDCEs in northern sector
Wednesday, June 22 2011

All is set for the annual review conference of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) for the Northern sector in Kumasi from Wednesday, 22 to Thursday, 23 June, 2011.

NATIONAL:
Kufuor wins World Food Prize
Wednesday, June 22 2011

Former president John Agyekum Kufuor is urging government to make conscious efforts at modernising agriculture to guarantee food security and grow the capacity to export surplus harvest.

TAMALE:
Students Need Exposure To Job Market To Stem Graduate Unemployment
Wednesday, June 22 2011

Lack of practical exposure and the inability of many graduates to market themselves through their curriculum vitae (CV) have been identified as some of the factors contributing immensely to graduate unemployment in the country.

BOLGA:
Empower The People, Don’t Lavish Them With Money - Abayori
Wednesday, June 22 2011

Mr. Philip Abayori, president of the National Farmers and Fishermen Association of Ghana. (NFFAWAG), has stated that the best way to address the poverty issue in the three northern regions is by empowering the people instead of lavishing them with money.

BOLE:
WFP support five communities to rehabilitate Dams
Wednesday, June 22 2011

The World Food Programme (WFP) through its Food for Work project, has supported five communities in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region, with food items to rehabilitate their dams and dugouts with local labour.

CAPE COAST:
Huawei supports UCC’s IT Department with computers
Wednesday, June 22 2011

Huawei Technologies Ghana, a computer firm, has donated 15 laptop computers hooked to the internet to boost the University of Cape Coast’s (UCC) Information Technology Department towards the training of computer science students.

TAMALE:
Tamale Nurses Community School graduates lack knowledge in key health areas
Wednesday, June 22 2011

Trainees of the Tamale Community Health Nurses Training School (TCHNTS) lacked knowledge in some key health areas thus making them partially prepared to work at the various heath posts, a 2010 study conducted by the school, has revealed.
    

LAWRA :
ICT equipment for MMDAs in the north
Wednesday, June 22 2011

Some selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the three regions in the north; Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions have been provided with Information Communication Technology (ICT) facilities.

AMA:
MoFA To Cultivate 1300 Hectares Of Valley Rice.
Thursday, June 23 2011

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), under a French government-funded five-year Rice Sector Support Project (RSSP), is to cultivate 1,300 hectares of valleys to boost rice production in four districts in the Upper East Region.

AMA:
Government will increase Police manpower – Mahama
Wednesday, June 22 2011


The Vice President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, on Tuesday announced that Government would increase the manpower of the Ghana Police Service by an additional 16,000 personnel.
 

AMA:
MTN-Ghana renovates dental and x-ray departments of Ridge hospital.
Wednesday, June 22 2011

MTN-Ghana has renovated the Dental and X-ray Departments of Ridge Hospital to climax its 21-Day Y’ello Care celebration in Accra.

TEMA:
Board Members of Ghana Railway Development Authority inspect work.
Wednesday, June 22 2011

The Board Members of Ghana Railway Development Authority on Tuesday inspected the progress of work on the rehabilitation of  rail lines between Accra and Tema which began in October last year.

CRIME:
FEDCO boss pulls gun on employees
Wednesday, June 22 2011


THE DEPUTY Managing Directorof the Federated CommunitiesLimited (FEDCO), a licensed cocoabuying company, Mr. Abdul Razak, and an accomplice who posed as a police officer, have been arrested by the Mim Police for allegedly threatening five purchasing clerks of the company with death.

POLITICS :
Prez optimistic of great improvement in the next one and half years
Wednesday, June 22 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has expressed optimism of great things in the next one and half years as most concerns raised by Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives have been addressed.

POLITICS :
Execute 15% of projects from IGF-Ofosu Ampofo
Thursday, June 23 2011

Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Samuel Ofosu -Ampofo has challenged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to ensure that at least 15% of their development projects are funded from internally generated funds (IGF).

AMA:
Rain water harvesting to be launched soon
Thursday, June 23 2011

Mr Minta Aboagye, outgoing Director (Water), Ministry of Water Resource, Works and Housing (MWRWH), has said that there are plans to introduce rain water harvesting to help address water challenges facing the people.
           

KWABRE EAST :
DCE suggests bi-annual review of MMDCEs
Thursday, June 23 2011

The Kwabre East District Chief Executive, Adams Iddisah has suggested a bi-annual review conference of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives instead of annually.

KMA:
Technology development key to revolutionize agriculture- CSIR
Thursday, June 23 2011


The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has pledged its resolve to embark on more aggressive technology development and transfer to boost agricultural productivity.

WA:
Ghana School Feeding Program Governing Principals Unknown To Public-SILDEP
Thursday, June 23 2011

An assessment of the implementation of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GFSP) by the Sissala Literacy and Development Programme (SILDEP) in the Wa East and Sissala East Districts of the Upper West Region has revealed that though majority of the citizenry are aware of the programme’s existence, they lacked the requisite knowledge regarding the governing principles that underpin its operations.

CAPE COAST:
27-year-old Chop Bar Operater Remanded for Stealing
Thursday, June 23 2011

An accused person who appeared before a Magistrate Court in Cape Coast on Monday, on the charges of stealing, unlawful entry and causing damage vehemently implored the court to temper justice with mercy as he had regretted his actions.

HO:
Chemical Seller Arrested Over Counterfeit Malaria Drug
Thursday, June 23 2011

The Volta and Eastern Zonal Office of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) on Wednesday caused the arrest of Williams Dagbui, an assistant shopkeeper of Narrow Chemical Store at Kpando for allegedly selling fake Artesunate tablets.
    

AMA:
Chinese Government assists Korle Bu Teaching Hospital with medical equipment
Thursday, June 23 2011

The Chinese Government on Wednesday presented medical equipment worth 4,166 to the management of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

AMA:
Give Us Representation In Houses Of Chiefs, Assemblies - Queenmothers
Thursday, June 23 2011

Queen mothers in the country have advocated they must be given enough representation at the Regional House of Chiefs and the Districts Assemblies.

TEMA:
Tema records 17 AIDS related deaths
Thursday, June 23 2011

 A total of 17 residents in the Tema Metropolis, died of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), in the first quarter of this year.

POLITICS:
Non performing MMDAs to be exposed
Thursday, June 23 2011

Non performing Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) will have to step up their work as the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development intends to expose such Assemblies.

UPPER WEST:
Tension Mounting Between Two Upper West Communities
Thursday, June 23 2011

Tension is mounting between the people of Nimoro and Fielmua communities in the Sissala West District of Upper West Region, over a land dispute.

EAST MAMPRUSI :
Assembly establishes ‘Green Banking’ to support Agric
Thursday, June 23 2011

The Mamprusi East District assembly has developed a new financial policy that assists farmers in the district to produce food on a large scale for future purchase and storage during off seasons.

ATWIMA MPONUA :
Education is my priority
Thursday, June 23 2011

The District Chief Executive for Atwima Mponua, Theresa Adomako says her priority is to improve upon the Educational infrastructure in the district to boost the level of education in the district.

KUMASI :
Assembly concerned about welfare of traders at Race Course -PRO
Thursday, June 23 2011

The Public Relations Officer for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Okuma Godwin Nyame said the Assembly is not antagonistic to traders in the metropolis and will rather make sure their welfare is protected

AMA:
UN holds International Widows Day
Thursday, June 23 2011

The world is on Wednesday holding the first International Widows’ Day  that seeks to provide an opportunity to give special recognition to the plight of widows and their children in order to restore their human rights and alleviate poverty through empowerment.

KMA:
Mid-year Review Conference For MMDCEs Ends In Kumasi.
Friday, June 24 2011

A three day mid- year review conference for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) from the northern zone of the country has ended in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital after a close door deliberations.

HO:
Volta Region Makes Strides In Revamping Cocoa
Friday, June 24 2011

The cocoa industry in the Volta Region is bouncing back as the enthusiasm to plant the cash crop has made giant strides.

KMA:
Wife Beater Remanded For Threatening To Kill.
Friday, June 24 2011

A Kumasi Circuit Court has remanded into prison custody, a 45-year-old galamsey operator  for allegedly assaulting his wife on two separate occasions.

NANUMBA NORTH:
Work Of DCEs More Challenging Than That Of MP
Friday, June 24 2011

Having had the benefit of serving as the Member of Parliament for Bibimla before being appointed as the District Chief Executive of the Nanumba district assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Ibn Abass, believed the latter was more daunting than the former.

TEMA:
Occupational Health and Safety Policy Legislation to be implemented
Friday, June 24 2011


Mr Antwi Boasiako Sekyere, Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, has assured Ghanaians that an Occupational Health and Safety Policy Legislation would be implemented by the end of the year.

AMA:
Government keen on tackling drug trafficking
Friday, June 24 2011

Dr Benjamin Kumbuor, Minister for the Interior, on Thursday said government was keen on tackling internal and external inefficiencies in the handling of cases of illegal drugs and other crimes.

SOCIAL:
Inability to produce statistics regularly hampers employment impact monitoring
Friday, June 24 2011

 Employment and Social Welfare Minister, Mr ET Mensah, said the inability to produce labour market data and statistics on regular bases hampered impact monitoring of government policy on employment, incomes and poverty.

AMA:
Report poor services rendered by insurance companies
Friday, June 24 2011

Mrs Emma Ocran, Director of Legal Service at the National Insurance Commission (NIC) has called on vehicle owners, insurers and the public to report poor services delivered by insurances companies to the Commission.

TAMALE:
Traditional rulers in Northern Region go to school
Friday, June 24 2011

The Northern Regional House of Chiefs (NRHC), has organized a two-day training and educational forum for divisional chiefs and queenmothers of the region’s paramouncies on basic laws governing the chieftaincy institution in the country.

STMA:
Court remands casual labourers for attempting to stowaway
Friday, June 24 2011

A circuit court “A” in Takoradi on Wednesday remanded 13 dock workers for attempting to stowaway, conspiracy to commit crime and unlawful entry.

AMA:
Sensitise communities on the dangers of illegal mining - Justice Dotse
Friday, June 24 2011

Mr Justice Jones Dotse, a Supreme Court Judge has advocated sensitisation programmes for people in small scale mining communities to create awareness on the dangers of their operations.
    

UPPER EAST:
World Vision commended for combating desertification in Upper East
Friday, June 24 2011

World Vision International has been commended for contributing to combat desertification at the Talensi-Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.

TAMALE:
Three Northern Regions to benefit from .23 million Sustainable Land and Water Management Project
Friday, June 24 2011

The three Northern Regions are to benefit from a 15.23 million dollar Sustainable Land and Water Management Project (SLWMP) aimed at reducing land degradation and also enhance biodiversity.

HO:
Academic performance in Volta Region has taken nosedive
Friday, June 24 2011


Academic performance in the Volta Region has taken a nosedive, Mr Gabriel Kploanyi, Volta Regional Director of Education, stated on Thursday in Ho.

POLITICS :
Minister calls for strategic partnership with private sector
Saturday, June 25 2011

Towards ensuring financial independence and effective and efficient operations  of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has challenged MMDCAs to get into strategic partnership with the private sector to harness their potentials.

SUNYANI :
Public advised to ensure maximum protection during rainy season
Saturday, June 25 2011

Mr Ampabeng Kyeremeh, Brong Ahafo Regional Head of the Metrological Department, has advised the general public to as much as possible stay indoors during rainfall due to the stormy rainy season.

HO :
Ghana’s oilfields are well within her maritime boundaries - Noonoo
Saturday, June 25 2011

Ghana’s Jubilee oil fields are well within the country’s maritime boundaries, Mr Kennedy Noonoo, Communications Officer of Tullow Oil Ghana Limited, told Journalists in Ho. 

HEALTH :
Health Minister urges dentists to provide comprehensive oral health
Saturday, June 25 2011

Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Health on Friday called on dentists and the Ghana Dental Association (GDA) to provide comprehensive oral health care to the public.

CAPE COAST :
Rush for SIM cards registration
Saturday, June 25 2011

There was near stampede at the Cape Coast offices of the various telecom companies as subscribers desperately joined long queues to register their SIM cards to beat the June 30 deadline. 

NEW JUABEN :
Tuberculosis is deadly- Mrs Quaye
Saturday, June 25 2011

Mrs Angela Quaye, the Eastern Regional Coordinator for Tuberculosis (TB) at the Disease Control Unit of the Ghana Health Service, has advised Ghanaians not to underrate Tuberculosis (TB), saying it is as deadly as HIV/AIDS.  

KUMASI:
Patrons hail LESDEP initiative
Saturday, June 25 2011

Patrons at an exhibition organized by the Local Enterprises Skills and Development Project (LESDEP) in Kumasi, have lauded the project, noting it could be an effective catalyst to local youth unemployment.

LAMBUSSIE KARNI :
President Mills has inspired us -DCE
Sunday, June 26 2011

The District Chief Executive for Lambussie Karni,  Clement Benin  has noted that the meeting with the President at the on going annual review conference with MMDA’s in the northern zone has inspired him to do more to achieve the better Ghana agenda of the government

LAWRA :
Assembly to engage students in revenue mobilization
Sunday, June 26 2011

The lawra District Assembly is considering engaging the services of students in its attempt to improve upon their local revenue mobilization.

AMA :
Minister urges companies to be health sensitive
Sunday, June 26 2011

The Minister of Health, Mr Joseph Yiele Chireh, has challenged private companies in Ghana to follow the example telecoms giant, Vodafone, and make significant contribution towards the health of the citizenry.

ENERGY :
Energy Minister blames gas shortage on inconsistent supplies from Nigeria
Sunday, June 26 2011

Energy Minister, Dr Oteng Adjei on Friday said Ghana was experiencing inconsistent natural gas supply from Nigeria since the inception of the West Africa Gas Pipe Line Project in August 2010.

AMA :
NIA to start “Ghana Card” distribution on July 4
Sunday, June 26 2011

The National Identification Authority (NIA) on Friday said it would start distributing the National Identity Card, known as the “Ghana card”, from July 4 starting with the Greater Accra Region.

KMA :
Company fleeces ECG
Sunday, June 26 2011

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Tuesday uncovered one of the single biggest illegal connections in the Kumasi metropolis, involving the consumption of power to the tune of GH¢45,171.

NORTH TONGU :
Residents call for roads improvement
Monday, June 27 2011

Residents of Dove in the North Tongu District have called on the government to as a matter of urgency improve the state of their roads.

ENERGY :
Gas supply from the W/A Gas Pipe Line is irregular -Energy Minister
Monday, June 27 2011

Energy Minister, Dr Oteng Adjei said Ghana was experiencing inconsistent natural gas supply from Nigeria since the inception of the West Africa Gas Pipe Line Project in August 2010.

NZEMA EAST :
Kosmos/Tame anti-malaria campaign launched
Monday, June 27 2011

Kosmos Energy and the Teachers Against Malaria Epidemic (TAME) have initiated a three-month malaria prevention campaign in 13 communities in six districts in its areas of operation in the Western Region.   

EJISU JUABEN :
Asantehene concerned about high cost of tertiary education
Monday, June 27 2011

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has expressed grave concern about the high cost of tertiary education, especially among the private universities in the country.

BIRIM CENTRAL :
More communities to access potable water
Monday, June 27 2011

More communities in the Birim Central Municipality are to enjoy potable water with the completion of a number of interventions being carried out in the sector aimed at increasing distribution and accessibility to water.

BOLGA:
Bolgatanga Polytechnic Governing Council appeals for special attention
Monday, June 27 2011


The Bolgatanga Polytechnic urgently needs an auditorium and a modern laboratory to enhance teaching ad learning, the institution’s Governing Council made the appeal on Saturday.

GA SOUTH :
Santa-Maria experiences flooding
Monday, June 27 2011

Though Ghana is fortunate not to have been faced with a lot of natural disasters, the little we experience from especially rainfall leaves a lot of unanswered questions about our attitudes and planning.

KMA:
PBC to increase purchases this year
Monday, June 27 2011

The Produce Buying Company (PBC) of COCOBOD says it will purchase a total of 380,000 tones (six million bags) of cocoa beans this year.

SEKYERE CENTRAL:
Assembly warns corrupt revenue collectors
Monday, June 27 2011

The Sekyere Central District Assembly has given a strong warning to corrupt revenue collectors for the assembly, to desist from their criminal activities or face prosecution.

AMA:
Rawlings Caution Against False Media Publication
Monday, June 27 2011

The Office of Former President Jerry John Rawlings, has slammed what it described as “series of false, libellous and slanderous publications in the media” against the Ex Head of State and his wife, Nana Konadu.     

CAPE COAST:
Central Region pharmacy Council appeals for more pharmacists
Monday, June 27 2011

Mr Kwesi Appiah- Baffour, Central Regional Officer of the Pharmacy Council has appealed to the government to post more pharmacists to the region to ensure effective monitoring of pharmacy shops.
    

AMA:
Public warned of unwholesome rice on sale
Monday, June 27 2011

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) said it had been notified that a consignment of rice destined for animal feed production had been re-bagged and being offered for sale for human consumption in parts of Accra especially Okaishie and Tema.

AMA:
Vodafone previews maiden healthline TV show
Monday, June 27 2011

Vodafone-Ghana at the weekend previewed the maiden edition of a new television health show dubbed: “Healthline” to empower Ghanaians and educate them about the common health issues affecting them.     

NANUMBA NORTH :
Farmer kills pregnant wife, shoots self
Monday, June 27 2011

A 45 year old farmer who doubled as a fetish priest shot himself dead
at Sogon No. 1, a farming community in the Nanumba-North District after killing his pregnant wife.

AGONA WEST:

Don’t politicize GPRTU - Regional Chairman
Monday, June 27 2011

Mr Kwame Kumah, Central Regional Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), has urged members of the union not to allow the union to be dragged into politics.

SOCIAL:
LESDEP to engage 16,000 youth by 2012
Monday, June 27 2011

The Local Enterprises and Skills Development (LESDEP) is targeting a nationwide registration of about 16,000 people by the end of 2012.

BUIPE:
Workshop to resolve chieftaincy dispute held in Buipe
Monday, June 27 2011

A two-day workshop to promote dialogue and empower chiefs, opinion leaders and religious bodies to resolve the protracted chieftaincy dispute in the Central Gonja District was held at the weekend in Buipe, the district capital.

BOLE :
We are gradually alleviating poverty-DCE
Monday, June 27 2011

The DCE for Bole Alhaji Seidu Samson Abudu has stated that his significant achievement is the construction of the 34.7 kilometer road that links remote towns that the district has nick named “over seas” to  the other areas of the district.

MFANTSIMAN MUNICIPAL:
Child labour awareness day launched in Mfantseman Municipality
Monday, June 27 2011

The Child Labour Awareness Day has been launched in the Mfantseman Municipality with an appeal to donor partners to support the government to expand the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) to cover all primary schools in the country.

SOCIAL:
FBD Alerts Public To Unwholesome Rice
Monday, June 27 2011

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has alerted the public to the fact that quantities of rice meant for animal feed have been re-bagged and are being offered for sale for human consumption in parts of Accra, especially Okaishie and Tema.

NEW-JUABENG:
Oti Boateng speaks: Demonstration against me was useless
Monday, June 27 2011

The Paramount Chief of the New Juaben Traditional Area in the Eastern Region, Daasebre Prof Emeritus Oti Boateng, has described the recent demonstration against him spearheaded by some of his sub-chiefs as useless and irresponsible.

SENE:
Assembly sees improvement in BECE results
Monday, June 27 2011

The DCE for Sene, Dominic Napare says the Basic Certificate Examination results for people in his district have greatly improved due to prudent educational policies taken by the assembly.

SOCIAL:
NCA extends SIM card registration by 90 days
Monday, June 27 2011

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has in response to numerous calls from a section of consumers, extended the re gistration of mobile SIM cards for a period of three months (90 days).

HEALTH :
Health Minister calls for innovative policies and strategies
Tuesday, June 28 2011

Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister for Health has called for a bold, innovative policies and strategies to train experts in bridging the gap between the rich and the poor in the health delivery system. 

SECURITY :
Police investigates CJ’s threats
Tuesday, June 28 2011

Greater Accra Regional Command has began investigations into recent threats issued against the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood. 

SHAMA :
Patronize the treated mosquito nets
Tuesday, June 28 2011

Dr. Efua Amo-Addae, Shama District Director of Health, has encouraged the residents of the area to patronize the mosquito nets to be distributed towards reducing the spread of malaria.

NEW JUABEN :
Fire Officer worried about fire outbreaks in the country
Tuesday, June 28 2011

Mr Bartholomew Kofi Nketsiah, Eastern Regional Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), has expressed worry about the recent spate of fire outbreaks in the country, resulting in lost of lives and properties.

POLITICS :
Ghanaians prefer election of rulers to other methods
Tuesday, June 28 2011

Surveys from the Afro barometer indicates that 73 per cent of Ghanaians now prefer elections to any other method of selecting their rulers. 

SUNYANI:
Review the hotel tariffs
Tuesday, June 28 2011

The Ghana Hotels Association has threatened to take legal action against the Copyright Society of Ghana (COSGA) over the new COSGA tariffs.

AMA:
First Lady advocates more commitment to women empowerment issues
Tuesday, June 28 2011

First lady Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills has called on all stakeholders to put in more effort to empower females, especially the girl-child, through training to equip and empower them to live fulfilling lives.

AMA :
11 PANAFEST and Emancipation Day launched
Tuesday, June 28 2011

The government sees PANAFEST as a major national event, which must be sustained, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism, declared on Monday.
  

SUNYANI:
Social Women Undergo Training.
Tuesday, June 28 2011

In its pursuit of liberating women from poverty, Liberating Women for Development ,a Sunyani based non-governmental organization, (NGO) with the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) has given 15 women a six-month training at Sunyani.

Chereponi :
Assembly buys gabbage from residents
Tuesday, June 28 2011

The Chereponi District Assembly has devised an innovative way of dealing with the sanitation problem within the area by buying polythene waste (water sachets) from the inhabitants.

SUNNYANI:
Govt must consider scholarships for students in orphanages
Tuesday, June 28 2011

Mrs Emma Boafo Yeboah, Founder of the Countryside Orphanage at Bawjiase has appealed to the government pay the fees of children in orphanages at the senior high and tertiary levels of education.

SUNYANI:
Brong Ahafo police arrest rampaging mourners
Tuesday, June 28 2011


The Brong–Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Christopher Tawiah at the weekend said the Police command in conjunction with other security agencies are doing their best to ensure a good atmosphere prevails at the up-coming National Democratic Congress.
   

BOLGA :
Youth cautioned to stay away from drugs
Tuesday, June 28 2011

Mrs Lucy Awuni, Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, has advised students to stay away from drugs debunking the notion they enhance studies.

TANO NORTH:
Assembly committed to human resource development
Tuesday, June 28 2011

The new DCE for Tano North, Apraku Lartey says his vision is to improve infrastructure and enhance the human resource capacity in the district.

KMA :
Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Otumfuo Agyemang Prempeh II to be honoured
Tuesday, June 28 2011

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will, as part of activities marking its 60th Anniversary Celebrations, institute a Founders’ Day event, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene and Chancellor of the University has announced.

STMA :
Illicit drugs have adverse effects on people’s health - Minister
Tuesday, June 28 2011

Mr Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, has said the adverse effect of illicit drugs on the health of the people particularly the youth could not be under estimated.

SOCIAL :
President Mills leaves for AU Summit
Tuesday, June 28 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has left  for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to attend the 17th session of the assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government.

NEW JUABEN :
Drivers asked to show concern about carnage on the roads
Tuesday, June 28 2011

The Eastern Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), Superintendent (Sup) James Sarfo-Peprah, has called on drivers to show concern about deaths through road accidents. 

SOCIAL :
NIA starts week-long campaign ahead of card distribution
Tuesday, June 28 2011

The National Identification Authority (NIA) is beginning a week-long educational campaign ahead of the nationwide distribution of the Ghana card next Monday July 4, 2011.

SOCIAL :
319,000 Workers Now On SSSS
Tuesday, June 28 2011

About 319,000 workers, representing 68 per cent of public sector workers, have been migrated onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS), the Head of Legal Services at the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC), Mr Augustine Ahamey, has said.

NADOWLI :
Nadowli District hospital to get a new children’s ward
Tuesday, June 28 2011

The Japanese Government has given a grant of 112,101 dollors to the Nadowli District Assembly to construct  a new childrens ward at the Nadowli district hospital.

NEW JUABEN :
Gov’t committed to investing in the education of the youth-MCE
Wednesday, June 29 2011

The New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, Alexander Asamoah has assured that government will not renege on its quest to reduce poverty through investing in the education of the citizens to empower them to be economically productive.

KWABRE EAST :
Assembly to partner private sector to improve waste management
Wednesday, June 29 2011

The Kwabre East District Chief Executive has raised serious concern about the management of waste in the district, describing it as one of the major challenges confronting the assembly.

SOCIAL :
First lady ask foreign students to tell the true story of Africa
Wednesday, June 29 2011

The First Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills has urged students abroad who come on exchange programmes in Ghana to tell the virtues and good things they found on the African continent.  

KUMASI :
Science teachers demand review of SHS integrated science syllabus
Wednesday, June 29 2011

The Ghana Association of Science Teachers (GAST), has called for a review of the Senior High School (SHS) integrated science syllabus, to make its teaching and learning less-burdensome. 

POLITICAL :
Local Gov’t Minister briefs Parliament on floods
Wednesday, June 29 2011

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, said 926 people were displaced and no life was lost in the June 5, 2011 rains, which caused the Akora and Ayensu rivers to overflow their banks.

EJISU JUABEN :
Chief flogs teacher for smoking wee
Wednesday, June 29 2011

Schools in the Ejisu Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region remain closed as teachers absent themselves from post in solidarity with a colleague who was flogged by the chief of the town.

BUSINESS :
HFC holds second homesave promotion
Wednesday, June 29 2011

Management of HFC Bank on Tuesday held its second Homesave promotion draw with Ms Sophia N.K Aryee emerging the winner of a two-bed room detached house located at Oyarifa in Accra.

AMA :
Greater Accra Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction inaugurated
Wednesday, June 29 2011

Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister stressed the need to design a more proactive approach towards disaster management in the country.

NANUMBA NORTH :
Defaulting residents to be prosecuted
Wednesday, June 29 2011

The Nanumba North District Assembly is to embark on a vigorous sensitization programme to encourage the residents to pay property rates which is one sure way of generating revenue for the assembly internally.

STMA :
Audit Board calls for transformation of Internal Audit Agency
Wednesday, June 29 2011

Nii Adumansa-Baddoo, Chairman of the Internal Audit Board has called on stakeholders to support the amendment of the Act (658) that established the Internal Audit Agency.

 

YILO KROBO :
Minister urges religious leaders to help fight drug trafficking
Wednesday, June 29 2011

Mr Ofori Agyei, member of the Narcotic Control Board, has advised the authorities of schools, which had been invaded by drug users, to seek help from the law enforcement agencies instead of confronting them. 

LAWRA :
Assembly to improve on revenue collection measures-DCE
Wednesday, June 29 2011

In an effort to enhance revenue collection for local level development, the DCE for Lawra, Sampson Abu has appealed to his fellow chief executives to resort to other legitimate but creative ways of generating revenues to support their developmental programs.

SENE :
Assembly committed to quality education
Wednesday, June 29 2011

The Sene District Assembly has distributed over 2000 dual school furniture to some selected schools in the area in order to promote quality education in the district.

SOCIAL :
President Mills meets President Obiang Nguema on sidelines of AU Summit
Wednesday, June 29 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills and his Equatorial Guinean counterpart Teodora Obiang Nguema Mbasogo are meeting on the sidelines of the AU Summit in Malabo to deepen the areas of cooperation between them.

ATWIMA MPONUA :
Assembly purchases filth collection vehicles
Wednesday, June 29 2011

The Atwima Mponua District Assembly has devised a rather innovative way of reducing the growing garbbage challenges confronting the district by purchasing refuse collection Vehicles to collect refuse from assembly joints to dumping sites.

CRIME :
NACOB evaluates leads on drug monies
Wednesday, June 29 2011

The Acting Executive Secretary of the Narcotic Control Board (NACOB) Yaw Akrasi Sarpong says the Board is evaluating credible information that some politicians intend using drug monies to fund political activities come 2012 general elections.

BEKWAI :
MCE enthused about new hospital complex
Wednesday, June 29 2011

The MCE for Bekwai Noah Manu Asante has lauded the construction of the new Bekwai hospital by the Mills administration describing it as fulfillment of a campaign promise by the current administration.

LAMBUSSIE KARNI :
Assembly Optimistic of fixing infrastractural deficit-DCE
Wednesday, June 29 2011

The DCE for Lambussie Karni,Clement Benin says he is optimistic that his administration will meet the infrastractural  deficit confronting his district before his tenure comes to an end.

NEW JUABEN :
MCE calls for regular payment of taxes
Thursday, June 30 2011

Alexander Asamoah, New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive has underscored the significance of taxes, rates among other payment due the assembly and appeal to citizens to be patriotic in ensuring regular payment.

BIBIANI/ANHWIASO/BEKWAI :
PTA improves school infrastructure
Thursday, June 30 2011

The Headmaster of the Bibiani Senior High/ Technical School, Kwesi Agyeman-Antwi, has commended the Parent teacher Association of the school for the enormous contributions made towards improving the infrastructure of the school.

BAWKU :
Gov’t lifts Bawku curfew
Thursday, June 30 2011

The Ministry of the Interior has with effect from Wednesday, June 29, lifted the curfew imposed on the Bawku Municipality and its immediate environs.

ENERGY :
Need to generate more solar energy in the country – Dr Omane-Boamah
Thursday, June 30 2011

Dr Edward Omane-Boamah, Deputy Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, said it was necessary for the country to take advantage of its enormous sunshine to generate solar energy.

SOUTH TONGU :
Ghana to increase rice production by 2012
Thursday, June 30 2011

Government is poised to produce 20,000 metric tonnes of “highest grade” quality rice by 2012 to reduce rice importation.  

SOCIAL :
GIMPA to organize management course for women
Thursday, June 30 2011

The management of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in collaboration with the DANIDA Fellowship, will organize a management course dubbed: Women-in-Management in September to improve the operational effectiveness of managers. 

POLITICS :
EC to start biometric registration before end of year – Afari-Gyan
Thursday, June 30 2011

Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), has  announced that the commission would commence biometric voter registration before the end of this year. 

ENVIRONMENTAL :
EPA ready to deal with oil spillage at Jubilee oil fields
Thursday, June 30 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the assurance that it is working in close collaboration with stakeholders to deal with oil spillage from the Jubilee oil fields. 

AMA :
Minister calls for training of youth in kente weaving
Thursday, June 30 2011

Mr Alexander Asum-Ahensah, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, has appealed to kente weavers to make it their responsibility to offer training for the youth to enable them to acquire the needed skills in the industry.

SHAMA:
WR spends over GHC1 million on disaster management
Thursday, June 30 2011

The Western regional branch of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), spent over GHC 1 million on disaster management alone in 2010.

BAWKU :
MCE welcomes lifting of ban
Thursday, June 30 2011

The Chief Executive of the Bawku Municipal Assembly, Musah Abdulai has welcome the lifting of the curfew imposed on the Municipality over violence clashes describing it as a step in the right direction.

SUNYANI:
Feverish preparations towards NDC congress
Thursday, June 30 2011

Feverish preparations are on-going at the Sunyani Coronation Park, venue for the upcoming congress of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), slated for July 8 to 9 to elect the party’s flagbearer for the 2012 Presidential Election.

GUSHEGU:
NGOs support four districts to improve education
Thursday, June 30 2011

 A consortium of four Non-Governmental Organizations, (NGO) operating in the Northern parts of Ghana, are supporting four districts with a 150,00 dollar scheme to improve the standard of education towards transforming their societies.

POLITICS :
CPP congratulates the Chinese Communist Party
Thursday, June 30 2011

The Convention People’s Party, (CPP) has congratulated the leadership and entire membership of the Chinese Communist Party on the occasion of their 90th Anniversary which falls on July 1st.

SUNYANI :
Mission House collapses on occupants
Thursday, June 30 2011

Disaster struck Sunyani Central Church of Pentecost Mission House on Thursday when part of the house collapsed, following a heavy downpour.

AMA:
Only 0.1 per cent of Ghana’s budget is committed to sanitatio
Thursday, June 30 2011

The Executive Secretary of the Coalition of NGOs in water and sanitation (CONIWAS), Mr Benjamin Arthur has stated that in spite of Government’s pledge to commit zero point five per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to sanitation, this year’s budget made provision for only zero point one per cent.

SISSALA WEST :
Council allows farmers to return to farms
Thursday, June 30 2011

The Zini/Buwa Traditional Council in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region has agreed to allow Daagaba farmers in Fielimoa community to go back to their farms.

CAPE COAST:
First National Bank donates towards Edina Bakatue festival
Thursday, June 30 2011

The First National Bank, on Tuesday donated GH¢ 5,000 cheque and a cash of GH¢ 1, 000 to the Elmina Traditional Council to aid in this year’s celebration of the Edina Bakatue Festival.
  

POLITICS :
Ghana’s debt has not doubled - Okudzeto Ablakwa
Thursday, June 30 2011

Government said Ghana’s total debt as of May 2011 was 13.4 billion dollars and the national debt at the end of the 2008 Financial Year was 8.1 billion dollars. 

SOCIAL :
NHC calls for unity to solve Ga Mashie chieftaincy problem
Thursday, June 30 2011

The National House of Chiefs (NHC) has urged all well meaning sons and daughters of the Ga Traditional Area to work together to end the confusion that had arisen as a result of installing a rival chief.

EFFUTU: Assembly constructs 11 school buildings in 24 months
Thursday, June 30 2011


The Effutu Municipal Assembly is building five school blocks with six classrooms each to help decongest schools that have larger populations.

SOCIAL:
FDB confiscates unwholesome Spaghetti
Thursday, June 30 2011

The management of Food and Drugs Board (FDB) on Wednesday informed the general public that it had confiscated 4,706 cartons of unwholesome weevil infested spaghetti.

SOCIAL :
Biometric passport issuance is centralized – Dep. Minister
Thursday, June 30 2011

The issuance of the biometric passport is at moment centralized, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Chris Kpodo said. 

KMA :
Same sex marriage is primitive and ungodly – Pastor
Thursday, June 30 2011

The Spiritual Head of the Brotherhood Church, Primate Seth Adofo, has denounced the practice of homosexuality, labeling it as “primitive and ungodly.”

GUSHIEGU:
Health Assistants school to be ready by December
Thursday, June 30 2011

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Gushiegu District, Alhassan Fuseini says he is committed to ensuring the completion of the Gushiegu Health Assistance School by December this year.

SOCIAL :
Ghana Scout Association elects new Officers
Thursday, June 30 2011

The Ghana Scout Association has at a Special General Meeting of the National Scout Council in Accra elected Mr. Gregory Manful as its new Chief Commissioner for the next three years. 

AMA:
GNAT seek reparation for "flogged" teacher.
Thursday, June 30 2011

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) on Wednesday pledged to use all legitimate means to ensure that the chief Nana Kofi Acheampong  who allegedly subjected a teacher to severe flogging is put before court.
   

AGONA WEST:
Agona West Assembly Holds First Ordinary Session
Thursday, June 30 2011

Chiefs and opinion leaders in the Agona West Municipal have been called upon to as a matter of urgency  enact laws that will prohibit aimless roaming by school going children in town during school hours and especially at night.