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.
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.
Government is to initiate a new financial programm known as the Ghana Integrated Financial Management System by late this year.
Police in Wa in the Upper West region have impounded a truckload of substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
Users of intellectual properties such as music, books and movies have been called upon to obtain authorization from the Copyright Society of Ghana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mills led National Democratic Congress Government has taken another bold step by launching another initiative to reduce poverty in the country.
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.
More than 120 schools and 3,639 individual homes suffered severe damage following a rainstorm that hit parts of the Upper East Region recently.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ghana Muslim Mission, a non governmental and non profit religious organization, has presented items valued at GH¢2500 to the Nsawam Prisons.
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.
The price of cement has gone up in the Ho Municipality from GH¢12.00 to GH¢15.00.
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.
Tenants and Landlords have been asked to seek expert advice at the Rent Control Department (RCD) when drafting tenancy agreements.
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).
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.
An appeal has gone to the church to incorporate health issues into its programmes to promote the quality of life of the members.
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.
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).
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, has made available a 63-kilovolt generator to the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School at Kumawu.
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.
Fire has gutted one of the server rooms at the 11th floor of the Headquarters of the Volta River Authority in Accra.
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.
The Asante-Mampong Police Divisional Command has received thumps up for the good job they were doing to bring down crime in the area.
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.
The Dangme East District Assembly has instituted a bi-monthly clean-up exercise for all assembly members in their respective areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Families of victims of Tuesday’s fatal accident at Bonomanso on the Kintampo-Techiman road have started identifying the dead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology has expressed the need for Ghanaian industries to take steps to minimise waste.
Ms. Felicia Naa Ankrah, the Cape Coast Metropolitan Social Welfare Officer, has bemoaned the level of stigmatization against people with disabilities in the area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bole District Police Station has temporarily been closed down following a raid carried out by some youth protesting the killing of their colleague.
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
Vice President John Dramani Mahama said in spite of financial constraints, the government would institute measures that would ensure transparency and accountability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The chiefs of Agona Kkum and Agona Kwamang in the Agona Nyakrom Traditional Area have appealed to the government to rehabilitate their roads.
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.
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.
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.
The chiefs of Agona Nkum and Agona Kwamang in the Agona Nyakrom Traditional Area have appealed to the government to rehabilitate their roads.
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.
The Black stars of Ghana have once again asserted their dominance over their Congolese counterpart after walloping the latter 3 goals to 1.
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).
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”.
President John Evans Atta Mills said more health facilities would be built to enhance access to healthcare in the country.
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.
About 6.6 million people received antiretroviral therapy in low and middle income countries at the end of 2010.
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.
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.
Alhji Collins Dauda Minister of Transport said the third phase of the Kotoka International Airport rehabilitation would cost government $50,920,531.24.
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.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched a guinea worm communication strategy at Ducie in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region.
Mr Baba Jamal, a Deputy Minister of Information, has appealed to media practitioners to partner Government towards national development.
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).
President John Evans Atta Mills broke the ground for the construction of the Suhum-Asamankese road, to be undertaken by two different contractors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over one thousand (1000) desks have been distributed to about 41 schools in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One hundred and four employees of Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine at Tarkwa, have been awarded for their long and dedicated service to the company.
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.
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
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.
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.
Several major drugs companies have announced big cuts to the amounts they charge for their vaccines in the developing world.
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
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.
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.
Men could soon be able to take a version of the contraceptive pill that has no side-effects, scientists claim.
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.
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.
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.
The risk posed to unborn children by powerful epilepsy drugs could be easier to avoid following an 11-year study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Aqua Vitens Rand, has finally handed back to government the management of water and its distribution in the country.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The EU health commissioner has said the current E. coli outbreak is limited geographically to northern Germany and does not need Europe-wide controls.
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.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry says it is keenly monitoring the outbreak of e-coli in some vegetables imported from Europe.
The Mid-West Ghana Conference Chapter of the National Director of Adventist Men Organization was inaugurated in Sunyani at the weekend.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms Gertrude Aikins, has indicated that persons caught engaging in homosexual activities could be liable for prosecution.
The Kpando District Assembly is exploring pragmatic economic strategies towards maximizing its Internally Generated Fund (IGF) beyond a hundred per cent mark.
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.
Mr Isaac Kodobisah, Ho Municipal Chief Executive, has called on Ghanaians to support the Government to deliver on its “Better Ghana Agenda”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Oguaa National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has since its inception in 2005 registered 150,903 people in and around the Cape Coast Metropolis.
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.
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.
Students of the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) have planted 250 trees along the banks of Lake Bosomtwe in the Atwima Kwanwoma District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Global health experts and practitioners are to convene in Kenya to discuss the expansion of universal health coverage into the informal sector.
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.
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.
A number of people in some communities in the Birim Central Municipality were rendered homeless following torrential rains that occurred over the weekend.
Three Fulani herdsmen have been remanded for conspiracy to steal and stealing 42 cattle worth GH¢ 50,000.00 by a Koforidua circuit court.
The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested 25 drivers in the New Juaben Municipality for committing motor traffic offences.
Some coffin manufacturers in the New Juaben Municipality have complained about low patronage of caskets in recent weeks and described the situation as worrying.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stakeholders in the education sector have been tasked to consider awarding minor constructional works to technical institutions in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Road traffic accidents have assumed alarming proportions, with the country recording 5,340 accidents between January and May this year.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Sekyere Central District Assembly has declared war on Fulani herdsmen who have made life unbearable for farmers in the area.
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.
The Bia District Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Mr. Kwabena Tweneboa Kodua as the District Chief Executive.
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.
The Kpando District Assembly has distributed remnants of Ghana @50 T-Shirts after it passed a resolution to dispose of the items.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) will in August 2011, install cameras on major roads in the country to check reckless driving.
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.
The Information Service Department (ISD) in the Upper West Region is operating under constraints, making it unable to attain its set goals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Member of Parliament for Effutu, Mr Mike Hammah, has declared his intension to seek re-election.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kumasi Abattoir Company Limited has inaugurated 50,000 Ghana cedis singeing plant to improve on meat processing in the Metropolis.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in the Ellembelle District has donated 100 bags of cement to the Ambain community in the Western Region.
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)
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.
Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Health said that the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has embarked upon reforms to facilitate effective claims management.
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.
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.
Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Health said that the National
Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has embarked upon reforms to
facilitate effective claims management.
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.
Sylvester Nuomah Daddie, the president’s nominee for District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Jomoro District has been approved by the assembly.
Minister of Education,Betty Mould Iddrisu has reiterated government’s commitment to improving learning facilities in both secondary and technical schools in the country.
Two traders in Kumasi are under investigations for allegedly threatening to burn down the offices of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.
The police in the northern region have arrested some students of the Tamale Nursing Training College for reportedly demonstrating without a police permit.
The Ejisu Government Hospital has taken delivery of 100 bags of cement in aid of the construction of a 25-bed capacity maternity block.
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.
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.
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 mine, has embarked on a tree planting exercise on the premises of the new Tarkwa Government Hospital and the Goldfields School Complex.
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.
A Council of State member, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, has appealed to Ghanaians to rekindle communal spirit to support government’s “Better Ghana Agenda.”
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.
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.
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.
Deputy Minister for Energy, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini says access to electricity in the country has increased to 72 per cent.
A nine-member National Risk Management Committee (NRMC) has been inaugurated in Accra, as part of government’s effort to hedge petrol price risk.
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.
The National Petroleum Authority is hopeful the recent LPG shortage in some parts of the country should improve beginning this weekend.
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.
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.
President Mills has expressed gratitude to the Cuban Medical Brigade for their immense sacrifices and contribution to Ghana’s health care delivery system.
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.
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.
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.
Vice President John Mahama has assured Ghanaians in the diaspora that the current crises in the NDC will not affect the running of government.
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.
In two years from now, an antidote for the anopheles mosquito that transmits malaria will be ready.
Tertiary Institutions would shortly be ranked by the National Council on Tertiary Education (NCTE).
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.
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.
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.
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).
Nii Adjei Kraku II, Tema Mantsehas advised the general public to desist from changing their television and radio channels during weather forecast announcements.
The Shama District Assembly has confirmed Mr Enoch Kojo Appiah as the District Chief Executive (DCE) at a special general meeting of the Assembly.
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.
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.
The rival Ga Mantse installed Sunday, Nii Tackie Adama Latse II has taken over the Ga Mantse Palace at Kaneshie in Accra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A two-day orientation programme for 36 Ga West Municipal Assembly Members ended here on Friday.
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.
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.
Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu, Minister of Education, has condemned the delay in payment of newly qualified teachers, with some unpaid since 2009.
Former Bishop of the Sekondi Anglican Diocese, Most Reverend Andrew Okoh, has urged radio social commentators to be decent and decorous with their utterances.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good roads are essential components in the campaign against carnage on our roads and to improve economic activities in every society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The sod had been cut for the construction of a Police Station for the people of Obodan near Nsawam in the Eastern Region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 1000 people have been rendered homeless following heavy rains that hit the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis at the weekend.
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.
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.
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.
148 bags of cocoa beans that were being smuggled out of Ghana have been intercepted and handed over to the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD).
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.
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.
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.
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”.
The Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Church of Ghana, is to promote the formation of Eco-Clubs in all its Unit schools throughout the country.
Government is committed to enhance and build a strong and vibrant rural economy to reduce unemployment, poverty and rural-urban migration.
A dormitory block of the Wa School for the Blind in the Upper West Region has been razed down by fire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Forty- four assembly members of the Kwabre East District have successfully completed a two-day orientation workshop at Mamponteng, the district capital.
Christians have been called upon to have a place in their heart for forgiveness and live in total peace with those who wrong them.
A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced two motorbike thieves to a total of 36 months imprisonment in hard labour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would hold a durbar to highlight the health hazards associated with noise-making in Kumasi in September.
The President John Evans Atta Mills has lauded the contributions of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) towards achieving the “Better Ghana Agenda”.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some District Directors of Health have expressed concern that inadequate resources are hampering quality health care delivery at the district level.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The French Embassy has inaugurated GHC120, 000.00 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre for the Government Secretarial School in Accra.
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.
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.
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.
A two-day orientation workshop for members of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) opened in Sekondi.
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.
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).
The Nkoranza North District Office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has registered 280 returnees from Libya following the crisis in that country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 10-day training programme aimed at enhancing the skills in Economics and Financial Reporting has opened in Accra on Wednesday.
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.
Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Transport has estimated works on the Western railway lines at $400 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Ghanaian company has won the world’s most prestigious green energy award.
The Forestry Commission has warned that forest reserves in the Northern Region are for conservation purposes and not for charcoal production.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High school fees is a major barrier for many African children dropping out of school, World Vision International has observed.
Alhaji Issahaque Salia ,Upper West Regional Minister, has observed that living of children on the streets was a manifestation of parental neglect.
Madam Salamatu Ibrahim, Nkoranza South District Director of Health Services,has called on husbands to ensure medical care for their pregnant spouses.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Education Authorities in the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi have temporarily closed down the Wesley Girls High School following disturbances by the students.
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.
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.
Ghana is on the verge of interrupting the transmission of the guinea worm disease in the country.
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.
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.
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.
The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, has called for sanctions against heads of second cycle institutions that misappropriate funds.
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.
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.
The Minister of Communications, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, says the government is committed to supporting the Electoral Commission to go biometric.
The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Issah Zakaria has commended members of the Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) for the commitment in handling security issues.
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.
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.
Cabinet has approved the public-private partnership (PPP) policy to provide more public infrastructure projects and deliver them speedily.
Construction work on gutters along the Haatso-ECOMOG road in the Ga East Municipality is steadily progressing.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has warned the public about the sale of counterfeit Artesunate tablets on the market.
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.
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.
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.
The cocoa industry in the Volta Region is bouncing back as the enthusiasm to plant the cash crop has made giant strides.
The problem of waste management in the Accra metropolis, could be turned into a source of wealth and employment creation, through carefully planned projects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stakeholders in the environmental sector have deliberated on sustainable development of people living in fragile ecosystem, plagued by the threat of desertification.
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.
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.
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.
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the World Bank have voted $17 million to assist Ghana to combat desertification and drought.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has advocated a national dialogue that will address the nagging issue of sustainable funding for higher education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, has provided Ghana with $60m funding for SADA projects.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Monday reiterated the call for a non-partisan debate on the funding of higher education.
Leaders of aggrieved fishermen from the Greater Accra region will meet President Mills this morning.
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.
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.
A 30-year-old teacher was on Monday remanded into police custody for allegedly defiling one of his pupils, aged 13.
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.
The Chiefs and youth of New Juaben traditional area in the Eastern Region have staged an unprecedented demonstration across the regional capital, Koforidua.
President John Mills has admonished fishermen to eschew the blame game which he said does not help the ailing fishing industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MTN-Ghana has renovated the Dental and X-ray Departments of Ridge Hospital to climax its 21-Day Y’ello Care celebration in Accra.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chinese Government on Wednesday presented medical equipment worth 4,166 to the management of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
Queen mothers in the country have advocated they must be given enough representation at the Regional House of Chiefs and the Districts Assemblies.
A total of 17 residents in the Tema Metropolis, died of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), in the first quarter of this year.
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.
Tension is mounting between the people of Nimoro and Fielmua communities in the Sissala West District of Upper West Region, over a land dispute.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The cocoa industry in the Volta Region is bouncing back as the enthusiasm to plant the cash crop has made giant strides.
A Kumasi Circuit Court has remanded into prison custody, a 45-year-old galamsey operator for allegedly assaulting his wife on two separate occasions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A circuit court “A” in Takoradi on Wednesday remanded 13 dock workers for attempting to stowaway, conspiracy to commit crime and unlawful entry.
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.
World Vision International has been commended for contributing to combat desertification at the Talensi-Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.
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.
Academic performance in the Volta Region has taken a nosedive, Mr Gabriel Kploanyi, Volta Regional Director of Education, stated on Thursday in Ho.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The lawra District Assembly is considering engaging the services of students in its attempt to improve upon their local revenue mobilization.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Local Enterprises and Skills Development (LESDEP) is targeting a nationwide registration of about 16,000 people by the end of 2012.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Greater Accra Regional Command has began investigations into recent threats issued against the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood.
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.
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.
Surveys from the Afro barometer indicates that 73 per cent of Ghanaians now prefer elections to any other method of selecting their rulers.
The Ghana Hotels Association has threatened to take legal action against the Copyright Society of Ghana (COSGA) over the new COSGA tariffs.
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.
The government sees PANAFEST as a major national event, which must be sustained, Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism, declared on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mrs Lucy Awuni, Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, has advised students to stay away from drugs debunking the notion they enhance studies.
The new DCE for Tano North, Apraku Lartey says his vision is to improve infrastructure and enhance the human resource capacity in the district.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister stressed the need to design a more proactive approach towards disaster management in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ministry of the Interior has with effect from Wednesday, June 29, lifted the curfew imposed on the Bawku Municipality and its immediate environs.
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.
Government is poised to produce 20,000 metric tonnes of “highest grade” quality rice by 2012 to reduce rice importation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Western regional branch of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), spent over GHC 1 million on disaster management alone in 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Disaster struck Sunyani Central Church of Pentecost Mission House on Thursday when part of the house collapsed, following a heavy downpour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Effutu Municipal Assembly is building five school blocks with six classrooms each to help decongest schools that have larger populations.
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.
The issuance of the biometric passport is at moment centralized, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Chris Kpodo said.
The Spiritual Head of the Brotherhood Church, Primate Seth Adofo, has denounced the practice of homosexuality, labeling it as “primitive and ungodly.”
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.
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.
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.
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.