The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Hon Kwadwo Oppong Ofosu has advised communities to develop ways of identifying and taking sole responsibility of their own developmental needs and using support from the various transfers of resources to ensure sustainable developments as part of effort in strengthening capacity building.
A cadre forum will be held on Monday, June 3 to herald activities marking the 34th anniversary of the June 4 uprising, an anniversary planning committee has announced.
Ghana and Japan have pledged to deepen bilateral relations for the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has made an upward adjustment on prices of some petroleum products effective June 1.
The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) last year disbursed more than GH¢7,100.00 to 48 Persons with Disability (PWD) in the Metropolis under their two per cent Common Fund allocation.
Beauticians and Hairdressers in Dormaa Ahenkro have undergone a six day capacity training workshop to equip them with best onward practices to boost their businesses.
Mr Noah Ben Azure, Member of Parliament for Binduri has expressed worry on the pile up of road projects left unattended in the area, saying that this is affecting smooth transportation
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has announced an upward adjustment to prices of some petroleum products effective today June 1, 2013.
The Western Regional Minister Mr. Ebenezer Kwodwo Teye Addo says the government would not shield any District Chief Executive or chief caught engaging in illegal small-scale mining popularly called galamsey.
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) is to save 3,000 dollars a month as rent on its Volta Regional head office in Ho following the completion of its own office building.
Twenty-two military personnel who have committed crimes against the state since 2009 have been made to face the full rigours of the law.
The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has given an assurance that it will continue the live broadcast of the election petition hearing currently going on at the Supreme Court.
Mr Alhassan Mohammed Sorogudoo, President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE) of the newly created Sagnarigu District has been unanimously confirmed by the 31-member assembly.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Helen Ntoso has assisted fire victims at Dodi Asante with relief items.
Assembly Members at the Atiwa District Assembly in the Eastern Region have elected a new Presiding Member in the person of Mr. Ernest Adade Wiredu.
The assemblyman for Adukrom in the Kwahu North district in the Eastern Region, Ferguson Asare has appealed to government and the district assembly to complete all abandoned road projects in the area.
Security at the Community Health Nursing School in the Twifo- Ati Mokwa District has been beefed up following the provision of four electricity poles fitted with bulbs.
The Abura Asebu Kwamankese District Assembly has distributed about 150 dual desks to some selected basic schools in the area.
Young girls in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region have been equipped with employable skills in soap making.
The evolution of ICT is gradually becoming a principal area in education, as government is making earnest efforts to expand and improve access to the learning of the programme in schools.
Mr. Dominic Aboziah has garnered two thirds majority of the Kassena Nankana West assembly to maintain his position as the Presiding Member for the assembly.
With the onset of rains, choked gutters and drains if not cleared are bound to cause over flooding and damage to life and property.
The Northern Regional Minister, Mr Bede Ziedeng, has admonished workers of the Chereponi district assembly and other decentralized departments to dedicate themselves to their roles in order to realize a speedy development for the district.
Government has set-up a new committee to look into issues concerning the one year anniversary ceremony of the late President John Evans Ata- Mills whose sudden demise occurred on 24th July, 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
Due to lack of drains along their already untarred roads, living in the Agbogba Electoral Area in the Ga East Municipality has become very worrisome, Assemblyman for the area, Mr. Joseph Owuo Armah has complained.
The Kadjebi District assembly hopes to qualify and benefit from the next batch of the district development facility to improve its revenue to carry out more development projects.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has accused the administrations of former presidents John Kufuor and John Atta Mills of only reversing the many achievements chalked by the nation.
Mr Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, on Monday commended security agencies in the Ashanti Region for restoring peace and tranquility to Kumasi and its environs in the wake of events over the past weeks.
Residents at Gyedu, one of Newmont’s Ahafo Mine host communities in the Asutifi District of Brong-Ahafo Region, say they live in fear because the activities of illegal miners are threatening their very existence.
Infrastructures at Ehimankyene and Bomoden markets in the Krachi
West District in the Volta Region have been improved.
Mr Adam Imoro, DCE for East Mamprusi District Assembly, has welcomed move by the assembly and Ghana Health Service(GHS) to initiate plans of establishing a district hospital in the area.
Ghanaians may wake up one of these days only to hear that Medie Electoral Area has been wiped out as the township, according to the Assemblyman, Abdulai Iddrisu Agoro, is sitting on a time bomb.
Forty Five (45) new standpipes are being installed at vantage points within the Ekumfi District in the Central Region to improve the water situation in the area.
Community-based and non-governmental organisations have been urged to complement government’s efforts to build the capacity of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to deepen democracy.
A delegation from the Japanese Government will in August 2013, visit Ghana to assess the viability of the various infrastructure projects which the West African nation intends undertaking with the resumption of the Yen loan portfolio.
In a bid to beef up security in the area, Assemblyman for Santa Maria, William Ottopah is appealing to the Ga Central Municipal Assembly to contract the services of an Electrician for prompt repairs of faulty streetlights within the municipality.
Former Airport security boss nabbed in US with drugs
The former Airport Security boss, Solomon Adelaquaye has been arrested in the United States for drug trafficking.
Some members of the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District Assembly has issued out statement calling on President John Dramani Mahama to maintain the incumbent District Chief Executive, Mr. William Ata-Mends to continue “his good works”.
Small-scale miners have accused the inter-ministerial task force set up to check illegal mining of harassment, extortion and brutalities.
The Ghana National Fire Service has begun investigation into the cause of yesterday’s fire outbreak which gutted some part of the Makola No. 2 market near Agbogbloshie in Accra.
As metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies seek to improve their revenue to enable them undertake more developmental projects, every window of opportunity is welcome news.
A standard 4 unit teachers’ quarters facility has been secured for teachers at Banda-Nkwanta in the Bole District to remedy the stress they go through in accommodation issues.
The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) has earmarked 3,440 streets to be named under the street naming and house numbering exercise directed by President John Dramani Mahama.
Alhaji Mohammed Seidu Issah Abbah, DCE for the Chereponi district assembly has raised serious concerns on the financial situation of the assembly, pointing out that performance of revenue mobilization is being characterized with some shortfalls in the district.
Effort to reconstruct the burnt portionof the Kade market has been given a boost with donation of packets of roofing sheets from the Member of Parliament for Kade Asamoah Ofosu.
An 80-seater modern water closet (WC) toilet facility is under construction for the people Bankuman Electoral Area, a project being fast-tracked by the MP for Tema East, Hon. Daniel Titus-Glover.
Dr Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications, has said government shall soon present a draft bill to Parliament to ban the exportation of copper from the country.
President Mahama has announced that government will no longer borrow monies for government institutions with revenue earning capacity.
Following the fire outbreak at the Makola Number Two Market, Agbogloshie, eight security personnel have been arrested to help the police in their investigations into the incident.
Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing has by an executive fiat, directed that all land transactions within the Weija Dam land area be discontinued with immediate effect.
Members of the Asante Akim South District Assembly have indefinitely suspended the election of a new Presiding Member (PM), after two prospective candidates failing to attain required number of votes during an elections.
President John Dramani Mahama has expressed worry about the recent fire outbreaks in the country and has called for appropriate measures to curb the development.
Ghana has made a significant step ahead on the new FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking which was released on today June 6, 2013.
Some infrastructure projects have begun in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district to assist improve the lots of the residents in the area.
Through the implementation of various projects scheduled under the Ghana Social Opportunity Project (GSOP) in the Chereponi district, some stretches of roads have been rehabilitated and upgraded to improve the road network in the area.
Firemen swiftly put out a fire that gutted a shop at Pig Farm in Accra Thursday night, preventing what could have been another fire disaster in the metropolis.
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) have been urged to be more innovative and come out with pragmatic strategies to inject pace to the socio-economic development of their areas.
The Local Enterprise and Skills Development Project (LESDEP) of the Volta Region would now assess the credit worthiness of prospective applicants before assisting them with equipment and tools.
A total of forty-one (41) disabled persons have been assisted by the Asante Akim South District Assembly to enable them take hold of their economic lives.
The government has allocated GH¢7 million to public tertiary institutions to expand their student intake capacity next academic year.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has issued statement in directive to arrest and prosecute persons who smoke publicly and expose others to various source of health hazard.
The Ga West Municipal assembly has failed to elect a new Presiding Member after two rounds of elections.
The Kadjebi District Assembly has taken delivery of a new grader worth five hundred and sixty thousand Ghana cedis from Plant Pool.
The Presidency has announced a twenty-five thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢25,000) prize to reward any person who provides information leading to the arrest of suspected arsonists involved in the recent fire outbreaks in various markets in the country.
Cabinet has approved the Right to Information Bill pending its passage into law by Parliament.
The Ga Mashie in the Greater Accra Region on Thursday celebrated the Odadao Ceremony to mark the lifting of the ban on drumming and noise making in Accra.
A number of areas within the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions are soon to receive treated water.
The Domestic Lumber Trade Association (DOLTA) in collaboration with the West Akyem Municipal Assembly is to build a timber market at Asamankese.
Mr Shaibu Issa, 41, has been elected as the Presiding Member (PM) of the Ellembelle District Assembly.
An orthopaedic centre to assist correct and bring relief to people having problems with their spines and limbs is to be set up at Offinso.
MP for Tema East, Hon. Daniel Titus-Glover has said Ghana risk losing its investors as well as potential ones as a result of the continuous fire outbreaks recorded in the country in recent times.
The Kumasi Abattoir Company Limited has complained about frequent power interruptions, which it says are crippling its operations.
The Eastern Region minister, Helen Ntosoh is vowing to flush out illegal mining in the region.
Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Upper West Regional Minister, accompanied by officials of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) on Friday toured the Wa Central Market to ascertain the fire safety situation there.
The Children’s Shadow Report on the Convention on the Rights of the Child has called on government to scale up the school feeding programme to all schools, especially those in rural areas.
The Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district assembly has indicated plans to construct semi-detached nurses’ quarters for nurses at Sawla.
The Chereponi District assembly in consultation with Ghana Education Service(GES) has yearned to put up some new school blocks in two communities of the district to assist absorb pupils into the Junior High School level(JHS) in these areas.
The World Bank has conducted training program in soap making for selected women through its skills development fund in Cape Coast in the Central Region.
The Presidency has ordered investigations into the activities of the National Identification Authority (NIA).
A 3-unit classroom block under construction for the Bikumbo Primary school is at advanced stage of completion.
Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti Region is said to be one of the districts with very bad road networks.
Most link roads in the Okaikoi Sub Metro in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly will very soon receive tarring.
Work is almost completed on a two separate 6-unit classroom blocks for Obodakaba and Mayenda communities in the Ayensuako Electoral Area in the Awutu Senya District as part of efforts to improve teaching and learning in the area.
The Central Regional Development Commission (CEDECOM) has finance the construction of a new mechanized borehole at kromaim, an Electoral Area in the Ajumako Enyan Essiem District.
Mr. Ebenezer Teye Addo, Western Regional Minister, yesterday renewed calls to District Chief Executives in the region to stamp out illegal mining in their areas.
The Acting Executive Director of the Ghana National Service Scheme (GNSS), Alhaji Imoro Alhassan has stated that the Scheme will explore new areas in agro processing and expand its poultry projects across the country.
Nana Kwaku Asante Nketiah, a 63-year-old educationist was on Monday elected as the Presiding Member of Sunyani West District Assembly by a popular acclamation.
Member of Parliament for Bortianor/Ngleshie/Amanfro, Bright Edward Kodzo Demordzi has adviced inhabitants of seven communities in his constituency who are to face severe flooding, not to pay deaf ears to the warnings by Ghana Urban Water Limited (GUWL) to spill the Weija Dam soon.
Member of Parliament for Amenfi Central, George Kofi Arthur has predicted that Ghana may lose its enviable position as the second world largest producer of cocoa if cocoa lands are not secured.
Cabinet has approved the amendment to the Whistleblower Act to give more protection to private individuals who may volunteer information on crime to the security services.
A seventeen and a half kilometer cocoa road project has commenced in the Kadjebi District in the Volta Region.
The Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa North, Kwabena A. Amankwa has donated a fully fitted Benz Sprinter Ambulance to the Dede Sewerako Clinic.
The Public Relations Officer for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Mr. William Boateng has emphatically stated that the load shedding exercise is still ongoing but rather not yet over as made known earlier.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso is worried about the increasing rate of maternal mortality in the region which rose from 168 in 2011 to 207 in 2012.
An investigative team from the United States of America (USA) who are expected to assist Ghana unravel the mystery behind the recent fire outbreaks in the country will arrive today.
Obom Electoral Area in the Ga South Municipality has been a major beneficiary of the eradication of schools under trees initiative which was instituted by late President Mills of blessed memory.
Alhaji Seidu Abudu Samson, District Chief Executive for the Bole district assembly has disclosed that the assembly has yearned to fix all major feeder roads leading to Bole.
Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that the Ayew brothers have made a U turn to the Senior National Team, the Black stars of Ghana after holdings a closed door meeting with President John Dramani Mahama at the seat of government today.
Ms Ophelia Koomson, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Birim Central, said since 2009, the assembly has shown steady improvement in its revenue generation.
In his bid to reduce problems caused by flooding in his constituency, Hon. Patrick Yaw-Boamah is constructing more drains in the Woyeme Electoral Area.
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$155 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to support the Government of Ghanas efforts to increase access to sanitation and water supply services and to improve the capacity of government agencies to plan and manage natural resources more sustainably.
President John Mahama has nominated 13 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives for approval by their various Assemblies.
A good number of school furniture have been distributed to school children in various basic schools across-board in the Chereponi district to facilitate teaching and learning activities.
The Mayor of Accra in the company of pressmen tour some flood prone areas in the Metropolis to assess for himself the effect of the directives he gave in anticipation of the heavy rains two weeks ago.
The Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district assembly is intensively promoting avenue to boost local employment through the implementation of some projects under Ghana Social Opportunity Project (GSOP).
Works on the Kadjebi District Clinic to upgrade it to a hospital is progressing steadily.
In line with custom and tradition, and also in consultation with the Atta Mills family, His Excellency President John Dramani Mahama has set up a Planning Committee to draw up a programme to mark the first anniversary of the passing away of our late President, His Excellency John Evans Atta Mills which sad event occurred on the 24th of July 2012.
Residents of Nkromaim, a suburb in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District, can now boost of new place of convenience, as the community have been provided with an ultra modern 9-seater Water Closet toilet facility in a bid to improve sanitation in the area.
The composer of Nigeria’s National Anthem, Pa Benedict Odiase has passed on.
President John Dramani Mahama is expected to leave Accra today to the United Kingdom in honour of an invitation from the British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron.
The team of fire experts from the United States who were invited by the government to help unravel the cause of the persistent fire outbreaks in the various markets centers have begun work.
The management of the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) has denied reports that GH¢2.5 million of the company’s funds had been embezzled by five employees.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) yesterday began registering victims of the fire outbreak at the Makola Number Two Market to enable them to benefit from the loans and assistance promised by President John Dramani Mahama.
The Member of Parliament for Assin North constituency, Hon. Ambre Samuel has added his voice to the need for government to take keen interest towards the eradication of child labour in every part of the country.
The Black Stars of Ghana will today depart from Johannesburg to Maseru, the capital of Lesotho as part of preparation ahead of their must-win World Cup qualify match against the crocodiles of Lesotho on Sunday June16, 2013.
Former President, John Agyekum Kuffuor has received another international honour to co-Chair the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition in the United Kingdom.
President John Mahama has directed that a GH¢2 million fund should be established to assist victims of the recent market fires in Accra.
President John Mahama has arrived in London, ahead of his meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday and participation in the G8 Summit on Saturday.
The Chereponi district has acquired a new National Health Insurance Scheme(NHIS) office through the intervention of the District Assembly to serve as a satellite office for the whole district.
Contractors have lately begun some maintenance works on two feeder roads within the Bole district to assist guarantee smooth transportation for residents.
The Government of Ghana and the Conti Group of Companies of the United States of America have signed a US$660 million dollars for the commencement of the much anticipated Conti Project.
The umbrella organization of Local Government Authorities in Ghana, National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) is asking individuals and groups who are agitated and displeased with the President’s nominees for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, to exercise patience.
The Ghana Tourism Authority is hoping to generate in excess of the GH¢ 3 million target for the Tourism Development Levy by the end of the year.
The Skills Development Fund has approved the disbursement of about 22 million Ghana Cedis to support the acquisition of new and innovative skills and technology by 78 small, medium and large scale industries, training and research institutions.
The Assin North Municipal Education Office will distribute 1,243 canvas shoes to six deprived schools in the Assin Praso circuit of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
Hon. Sulemana Alijata Gbentie, Member of Parliament for Sissala East, has assured to give momentum to improve the lots of women in her constituency, as a resolve to achieving women empowerment in the area.
Assembly members of the Kwabre East District Assembly in the Ashanti Region have elected Mr. George Oppong as new Presiding Member to chair the affairs of the Assembly.
The objective of the decentralization process is to deepen governance at the local level where the people being governed are involved in the decision making and governance process.
Some persons in the Banda Nkwanta electoral area, have been arrested for illegal mining operations at the Bui National park, posing a threat to the Bui Dam.
Government has increased budgetary allocation for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) for the 2013 financial year to GH¢50.343 million compared to GH¢5.0 million in 2012.
AlhajiLatif Majdoud has been maintained by President John Dramani Mahama as Chief Executive for the Adansi North District Assembly.
Krachi East District Assembly has commenced construction of two number 3-unit classroom blocks with office and store for two senior high schools in the district.
Ghana’s Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur on Friday said the crackdown against illegal small-scale mining is being conducted as humanely as possible to maintain the dignity of the people and the environment.
Prestea Government hospital in the Prestea Huni Valley District has been provided a mechanized borehole to improve potable water supply in the hospital, the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Francis Adu-Blay has noted.
A 16 -member delegation from Nigeria to under study Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have ended their week-long visit after discussions with their Ghanaian counterparts on the implementation of the Scheme.
Part of the Adansi North District Assembly office has been gutted by fire, report reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates.
Some galamsey activity in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district in the Northern region which surfaced in the Kpali community within the Black Volta river has ceased in the area, DCE for the assembly, Isaac Mumuni Dramani revealed
Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan has been confirmed as the substantive IGP, myjoyonline.com has gathered.
The District Chief Executive for the Kwabre East, Mr. Adams Iddisah has assured of the Assembly’s continued support for the maintenance of peace security in the district.
District Chief Executive of Adansi North, Alhaji Abdul Latif Majdoud has told Joy News he suspects arson in the fire which gutted the Adansi North District Assembly office, destroying several items.
The Black Stars of Ghana now sit top Group D after this afternoon’s 2-0 thriller over the crocodiles of Lesotho in a World cup qualifier match played in Maseru, the Capital of Lesotho.
President John Dramani Mahama has given the assurance that the government would continue to pursue measures to enhance the socio-economic development of the country.
A five-bedroom house situated at the plush Trassaco Valley residential community was gutted by fire this morning, a third of such incidents to have been recorded on Sunday.
This year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) starts today, Monday June 17.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has taken a swipe at government for not showing commitment to finding a lasting solution to all its grievances. The doctors called off a month-old strike over their market premium in May.
President Goodluck Jonathan has called on state governors not to shy away from signing death sentences passed on convicted criminals saying that as leaders, their responsibilities include doing both the “sweet and the ugly part” a long as it is sanctioned by law.
A $66,000.00 World Bank Project to aid the training of wood workers in Information Communication Technology (ICT), to add value to their products, has been launched at the Wood Industry Training School (WITC) at Akyawkrom near Ejisu.
Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Chief Executives in some parts of the country continue to sit on tenterhooks and with bated breath as they anxiously await their fate.
Preliminary investigations have already started to arrest a man who is supposed to have broken into the camp of the Black Stars of Ghana at the Sun Hotel in Maseru, stealing various valuable items and cash.
A new clinic to cater for residents at Oborpah and its surrounding environs including communities that are 10 kilometers away is about 75 percent complete.
Contractors have moved to site to commence work on a circuit court at Dambai in the Krachi East District in the Volta Region.
About six (6) Electoral Areas in the Okaikoi Sub-Metro under the Accra Metropolitan Assembly have been earmarked to benefit from installation of boreholes in those areas.
At least four existing dug-outs have been rehabilitated in the Bole District as a way of ensuring an improvement in the water situation of the district.
The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has begun investigation into the cause of yesterday’s fire outbreak which gutted some part of the Kumasi Central Market.
The District Chief Executive for the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district assembly, Isaac Dramani Mumuni has revealed that about twenty two new communities have recently been submitted to government for consideration in energy supply.
The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) has presented 34 tractors to the Upper West Region to be used for ploughing services to farmers in the region.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has devoted a sum of GH¢200,000 to help victims of last Sunday’s devastating fire at the Central Market put up temporary structures.
The Government has approved GHȼ 42 million for the construction of administrative blocks for all the newly 46 district assemblies created last year.
Member of Parliament for Nkwanta South, Gershon Gbediame has secured 20 laptops for some schools in his constituency.
A total of 70,100 junior high school (JHS) candidates, comprising 34,323 males and 35,777 females, are taking part in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Greater Accra Region.
Mr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Chief Executive, on Monday announced that rehabilitation work would soon begin on the Ga Community Centre.
The National Health Insurance capitation scheme has chalked significant strides after a year of piloting in the Ashanti Region. It includes the enrolment of a total of 1,817,648 as against 1,750,000 before its onset.
Two new schools have been established for two communities in the Krachi West District in the Volta Region.
The New Juaben Municipal Assembly failed to meet its target revenue from its own internally generated fund (IGF) for 2012.
Minister for Lands, Forestry and Mines, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini says the rising rate of illegal mining in the country must be blamed on the Municipal Chief Executives and District Chief Executives in those areas.
Fire experts from the United States of America (USA) who are in the country to investigate recent market fires flew to Kumasi on Sunday and immediately began work at the Kumasi Central Market yesterday to unravel the cause of the blaze that ravaged the market on Sunday.
The Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) has insisted that its strike is on.
Mr. Isaac Mumuni Dramani, District Chief Executive for the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district assembly has appealed to Chiefs and Opinion leaders in the district to safeguard the interest of its people and also ensure relative security for residents against Fulani herdsmen.
The Chereponi district has taken turn to benefit from the establishment of an ambulance service being deployed by government to ensure swift response to emergency situations in the whole country.
The Ahafo Ano North District Assembly (AANDA) has re-elected Mr. Patrick Kyei Bawuah as its Presiding Membe
The Sekyere East District Assembly has elected 40-year-old educationist Mr. Kofi Agyenim Boateng as its presiding member.
As public outcry for better power supply and general service improvements mount, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) continues to explain its demands for over 160 per cent increase in tariffs from Ghp 9.76 /kWh to Ghp 30.67 /kWh, or, as the company puts it, it may collapse under its mounting losses.
Members of the Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) have indefinitely called off their two-month strike.
Mr Emmanuel Armah Buah, Minister of Energy and Petroleum has set up a committee of inquiry (COL) to investigate allegations of impropriety at the Accra Plains and Kumasi depots of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation company (BOST).
The incumbent Presiding Member (PM) of the West Akyem Municipal Assembly, Mr Timpo Ofori Moses, was on Friday re-elected for the position after two rounds of voting.
The Interim Guinea Current Commission, an umbrella body under UNIDO, which deals in large eco-systems, has pledged to provide US$ 7 million as funding for the rehabilitation of the only treatment plant and the three pumping stations in the metropolis.
Six new district hospitals are to be constructed in selected towns across the country while the Emergency and Accident Unit of the Takoradi Hospital is to be renovated to improve health care.
A GH¢ 14,000.00 mechanized borehole to end the acute water problem faced by residents of Amakom in Kumasi, has been inaugurated to supply the population with 1,500 gallons of water daily.
A new slaughter house under construction at Nkwanta, the district capital of the Nkwanta South District is nearing completion.
In the bid to upgrade the Sawla-Fufuls road, three communities along the road have been given the concession to benefit from a number of projects to improve the lots of inhabitants.
Parliament on Tuesday approved a term loan agreement facility of three billion dollars between the Government of Ghana (GoG) and China Development Bank.
The Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Baba Jamal, has presented waste management equipment worth $ 10, 720,000 to be distributed to the Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies (MMAs) across the country.
President John Dramani Mahama has, in accordance with Section 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462, made some new nominations to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions.
Accra Mayor Alfred Oko Vanderpuije has be re-nominated as head of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.
Gomoa West Member of Parliament in the Central Region, Honourable Francis Kojo Arthur wants to give holistic approach to efforts at improving the standard of education with special focus on early childhood development.
Chief Executive of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly, Alex Asamoah has expressed worry about the unhygienic conditions of most public places of convenience.
The Head of Local Governmenmt Service (LGS) Dr Callistus Mahama has visited Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region as part of his regional tour to interact with the leadership and staff of the District Assembly.
Dr. Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Upper West Regional Minister, has expressed worry about the poor execution of some on-going government projects in the Wa Municipality
A total of US$ 47,563,254.19 has been disbursed within the past two years under the Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP) to fight poverty.
Mr. Mumuni Isaac Dramani, DCE for the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Assembly has handed over a newly constructed boy’s dormitory block to authorities of the Sawla Senior High school.
The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) in collaboration with a South African private investor, is developing a modern Light Industrial Enclave (LID) for artisans in Takoradi to befit an oil city.
The Birim North District Assembly will soon have a substantive chief executive following the appointement of Mr. Paul Dadzie Aboagye by President John Dramani Mahama.
The Krachi East District Assembly is making inroads in efforts to improve road infrastructure in the district.
President John Dramani Mahama has renominated the following as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) for the Ashanti and Central Regions.
The Supreme Court has ordered Spanish company Isofoton SA to return to the Government of Ghana an amount of GH¢325,497 it received as judgment debt.
Sellas Tetteh has named his starting team to play France at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Friday.
Government has signed a performance contract with all the Ministers for them to deliver according to the vision of government, Mr Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, Deputy Minister for Information and Media relations has stated.
Mr Julius Debrah, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has inspected two major irrigation schemes in the Greater Accra Region to acquaint himself with their state of affairs.
Ghanaians would soon be compelled to pay realistic prices for petroleum products because of Government’s intention to remove fuel subsidy.
About 1,096 candidates from thirty –three schools are sitting for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in four examination centres in the Offinso North District of the Ashanti Region.
The widespread of snake bites in some hinterlands and villages under the Yunyoo constituency, is endangering the lives of inhabitants daily in the area.
The Kwahu West Municipal Assembly is constructing two traffic lights at vantage points at Nkawkaw at a cost GHC 270,000.
The Ghana National Fire Service are expected to begin preliminary investigation into the cause of fire outbreak which gutted some parts of the Suame magazine, destroying properties and merchandise worth thousands of Ghana cedis.
President Mahama has re-appointed Mr. Oscar Ofori Larbi as the Chief Executive for the Aowin District in the Western Region to represent him in that stretch of the region.
Accra Mayor, Alfred Vanderpuye says cases of cholera in the national capital have reduced as a result of the Assembly’s interventions.
Dr Callistus Mahama, Head of the Local Government Service, has said the body is determined to establish Human Resource (HR) Units in all the assemblies in order to improve their manpower base.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Shama, Mr. Enoch Kojo Appiah, on Friday ordered the dismantling of a corn mill machine installed in a school block at Abotaryie in the Shama District.
The Marine Police, formerly called the Water Police, disbanded in 1942 under the Colonial Administration, has been re-launched by Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur in Takoradi on Friday.
Ecobank was adjudged the Best Bank for the Year 2012 but it was Prudential Bank who stole the show, winning eight awards, at the Ghana Banking Awards organized Saturday at the Trade-Fair Centre, Accra.
The Cocoa Rehabilitation Project has taken off in three districts of the Volta Region.
Angry youth together with drivers from the various transport unions in Ashaiman on Monday morning amidst burning of tyres demonstrated against the bad nature of roads in the Municipality.
Mr. Emmanuel Atta Twum, District Chief Executive for Atiwa has expressed gratitude to President John Dramani Mahama for the confidence reposed in him.
Following recent fire outbreaks in major markets across the country, the New Juaben Municipal Assembly has started putting measures in place to avoid similar incidents in the municipality.
The Wa Police, which for the past years depended on the Jirapa Police Station to house female suspects now have a female cell.
The District Chief Executive for Kwabre East, Adams Iddisah has bemoaned the state of the fire service tender in the district describing it as in a sorrowful state.
Assembly members who make up legislators for the Asante Akim Central Municipal Assembly have confirmed the President’s nominee Alhaji Braimah Boyong as (MCE) for the area.
Two semi-detached bungalows are under construction in the Chereponi district initiated to assist ease accommodation for junior staff of the assembly.
The National identification Authority (NIA) has begun registration of people in the Saboba district of the Northern Region.
The Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), the French government development agency, has presented four vehicles to four metropolitan and municipal assemblies (MMDAs) benefiting from the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Programme (GUMPP).
Some fifty-two communities in the Wassa Amenfi Central Constituency are being connected to the national electricity grid.
President John Dramani Mahama has nominated seven persons for the position of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in the Western Region.
The Mfantseman Municipal Assembly is to benefit from five urban development grant projects.
The reappointment of Mr. Samuel Asamoah, District Chief Executive for Kwahu East was greeted with a lot of excitement for residents in the district.
A number of district chief executives in the Eastern Region have by now known their fate following the release of list of some of the reappointed district chief executives.
The Bui Hydroelectric Power Project sited in the Banda district in the Brong Ahafo region is recommended as one of the socio-economic breakthroughs in the energy sector to complement the total generation capacity of power in the country.
The Konkombas and the Bimobas of the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo in the Northern Region, on Thursday began a two-day dialogue meeting in Tamale.
Mrs. Christiana Kobinah has been reappointed by President John Dramani Mahama as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Tarkwa Nsuaem in the Western Region.
Construction of a new community health and planning services (CHPS) compound estimated at about Ghs35, 000.00 will soon start at Asuokow in the Upper West Akim Constituency.
The following have been nominated for MMDCE positions in the Brong Ahafo and Upper East Regions:
Some Assembly members and staff members of the Prestea Huni Valley District in the Western Region have welcomed the re-nomination of the District Chief Executive, Hon. Robert Wisdom Kudjoe.
A total of 54 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives have so far been nominated by President John Dramani Mahama to head the various MMDAs across the country.
School for the study of allied health sciences is being established at Asuotiano, one of the major communities in the Dormaa East Constituency.
District Chief Executive for Birim South, Nana Baffuor Takyi said he is elated by his reappointment by the president to continue to serve the district in his current capacity.
The contest for who controls the house at the Kwahu East District Assembly would be known possibly on the 28th June, 2013 as the assembly is due to elect a new Presiding Member for the assembly.
Mr. Thomas Dalu Addah, District Chief Executive for the Kassena Nankana West District has said that he will intensify and promote local economy development following his re-appointment as the DCE for the area.
Mrs. Sabina Appiah-Kubi has received her second appointment as District Chief Executive to steer the affairs of the Assin South District Assembly.
Some members of the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District Assembly has issued out statement calling on President John Dramani Mahama to maintain the incumbent District Chief Executive, Mr. William Ata-Mends to enable him continue “his good works”.
The unnecessary long hours spent by drivers to traverse on the Sofoline-Abuakwa road in consequence of traffic congestion will soon be resolved.
Works is said to have commenced on an ultra modern 4-unit quarters teachers quarters at Mansokwaa after Member of Parliament for area Hon. Charles Obeng-Inkoom broke ground for work to kick-start on the proposed project.
Tamale metropolis has acquired a new private television established to help engender national issues and promote local economic opportunities to stimulate development in the area.
The new Cape Coast Sports Stadium will be completed within 18 months according to the Minister of Youth and Sports
Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku, has rendered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for comments he made that the court frowned upon.
Parliament on Wednesday approved of government’s request to issue $1.0 billion Eurobond on the international capital market.
MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Hon. Emmanuel K. Agyarko has donated GHc2,000 towards support of the biennial Sports and Cultural festival in his constituency.
A total of 28 school blocks have been constructed in the Atiwa District under the elimination of schools under trees programme.
The Nkoranza South Municipal Assembly has decided to venture into some economic activities to generate funds for the Assembly.
A new slaughter house under construction at Nkwanta, the district capital of the Nkwanta South District is nearing completion.
Two communities, Akaniem and Grubi in the Krachi West District have been relieved from difficulties in accessing potable water with the construction of a mechanized borehole in each of the communities.
The entire sixty (60) communities in the Sekyere Afram Plain Constituency is dependent on only two CHPS compounds for health delivery.
Madam Vivian Anafo, District Chief Executive for Nabdam in the Upper East region has promised to work hard to improve the quality and meaningful lives of residents in the area.
President John Dramani Mahama has indicated that his administration would work around the clock to create a congenial atmosphere for businesses by making credit facilities available to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs).
Established some three years ago to facilitate skills training and capacity building for the youth and people of the East Gonja district, Sakpalua Skills Training Centre still operates but struggles with required tutors to conduct training at the centre.
Inhabitants of Kunfusi, a suburb of the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district in the Northern region are awaiting the successful completion of a Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) centre to enable ease their stress in accessing primary healthcare services.
Mr Isaac Adjah, a 51- year old educationist, has been re-elected as the Presiding Member (PM) of the Birim North District Assembly.
Nana Baa, Nyinfahen of Nkusukum Traditional Area, has commended President John Dramani Mahama for re-nominating Mr Hayfron as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Mfantseman.
Volta Star Textiles Limited (VSTL) at Juapong has procured an ECOWAS protocol certificate to sell its products in the sub-region under tariff exemption.
In his quest to contribute to increasing literacy rate in the constituency and ensure more youth have access to higher education, the Member of Parliament for Zabzugu, Jabaah John Bennam has provided financial support to a number of students in his constituency.
Bukari Anaba Zakaria has for the second time been appointed by the NDC government headed by President John Dramani Mahama, as DCE, to represent the government in the Tano South District in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The incumbent Presiding Member (PM) of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TAMA), Alhaji Abubakar Mohammed, has secured two-thirds of the votes cast at the second ordinary meeting of the assembly.
The controversy surrounding the chieftaincy dispute at Teshie deepened yesterday, when the Teshie Traditional Council resolved to install a new chief for the area by the end of this year.
Prices of some petroleum products are likely to go up marginally at the pumps, from next Monday, July 1, 2013.
The Kpone Katamanso District Assembly, has passed a motion to prevent trucks from dumping refuse at the Kpone land fill site, beginning Tuesday July 2nd, 2013.
In the bid to support boost the lives of many that dwell in the constituency, Hon. Joseph Bipoba Naabu, Member of Parliament for Yunyoo has managed to source funding towards the completion of a dam for Namong, a suburb in the area.
Member of Parliament for Mfantseman, Aquinas Tawiah Quansah has cautioned fisherfolks against copying blindly certain fishing and preservation methods that may have effects on the lives of consumers.