The Minister of Health, Dr Benjamin Kunbuor has indicated that the H1N1 vaccine could rarely cause allergic reactions such as rashes, rapid swelling of deeper skin layers and tissues, asthma or severe multi-system allergic reaction.
Rainstorm ripped off the roofs of a three-unit classroom block of the Akim Asamama Day-Care Centre in the Atiwa District at the weekend following a downpour.
A sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of new premises for Our Lady of Lourdes (O.L.L) Girls Senior High School at Navrongo, has been performed by the Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Mark Owen Woyongo.
The government has asked an independent consultant to undertake vulnerability assessment of the impact of cyanide that spilled from the plant site of Ahafo Mine of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited at Kenyasi in Asutifi District, into to River Yaakye and its tributaries at Kwabuokrom, last year.
The management of World Vision Ghana, an international non governmental organisation, has held an awards ceremony for students to commemorate African Union (AU) Day of the African Child in Accra.
Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, said the introduction of the Block-Farming (BF) concept had resulted in 10 percent increase in maize production in the country.
The Chief of Kofiase, a farming community in the Asante-Mampong Municipality, has threatened to lead a boycott of the upcoming district level elections unless government rehabilitate the 13-kilometre road linking the area to Mampong.
Heads of prayer camps have been asked to encourage members who report sick of strange diseases to go to hospital for HIV/AIDS Voluntary Testing and Counselling.
Vodafone Ghana, a telecommunications company, has launched "Red Alert" Initiative to assist National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to ease the plight of the recent flood victims and deal with other flood related issues countrywide.
Some residents of the Tema Metropolis have lamented the closure of some major roads due to ongoing construction works in the area.
President John Evans Atta Mills leaves Accra on Thursday, July 1, for Sal Island, in the Republic of Cape Verde to attend the 38th Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government.
President John Evans Atta Mills on Wednesday lauded Singaporean discipline and her expertise in the construction of the Kwame Nkrumah Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading, (FPSO) facility.
Mr Xavier Mintier, Executive Vice President of Shell Oil Products Africa (SOPA) has commended President John Evans Atta Mills for improving Ghana’s business environment.
The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) and Organised Labour and Associations on Wednesday reached agreement on the Base Pay and Pay-Point Relativity.
Dr Jacob Abebrese, Medical Director at the Regional Hospital in Sunyani, has said that negligence and irresponsible behaviour of some health workers contribute greatly to rising maternal mortality in Ghana.
Ghana and China are jointly organising celebration of the 50th anniversary of relations between them on Friday, July 2.
The chiefs and people of four farming and fishing communities in the Ahanta West District have welcomed locating a tourist attraction centre in the area by the Soroma Capital Company, a British/Ghanaian company.
Thirteen bodies have so far been recovered from last Sunday’s disaster at Dunkwa-On-Offin in the Central Region where a mining pit collapsed on some small-scale miners, popularly known as galamsey operators.
German soccer tactician, Ernst Middendorp has tipped the Black Stars to scale over La Celeste of Uruguay in today’s quarterfinal clash at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.
More than 500 women in four districts of the Northern Region are benefiting from an Opportunities Industrialization Centre (OIC) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) livestock placement programme to help them raise their incomes to sustain their children.
The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has called on people in the region to make suggestions on the management of revenue that would be generated from the oil discovery.
Government has secured funds to start work on the major road that would link Volta, Northern and Upper East Regions on the eastern part of the country, Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, has announced.
President John Evans Atta Mills, on the occasion of Ghana’s Jubilee as Republic, has charged people in leadership positions to bequeath the youth a strong legacy and sense of belonging to empower them to commit themselves to the national forward march.
The Tamale Teaching Hospital rendered free general medical service to Dadokpa community, in the Tamale Metropolis, to mark Ghana’s Republic Day.
The Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC), is compiling a register of retired staff of diverse professions to use as an expertise reservoir for the development of the region.
The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Council of Labour has directed members of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) in the Metropolis to wear red bands to work as the first sign to the Government that the Union was serious about its resolutions against the recent increases in utilities tariffs.
The Volta Regional Sports Council in collaboration with Home Raffle Lotto in Ho, on Republic Day organized cycling competition for cyclists in the Volta Region.
An activist of the New Patriotic Party, Bashiru Mohammed, alias "Red", is to appear before a Tamale court on Friday for possessing firearm without lawful authority and offensive conduct.
The Dormaa Municipal Officer of the Commission on Human Rights and Administration Justice (CHRAJ), Mr Freeman Ndor has advised pupils and teachers in the Municipality to avoid acts that would expose school girls to violence.
A member of the Upper East Regional Land Commission has appealed to government to ensure that all public lands meant for social services such as health, education and are properly and legally acquired to avoid future problems.
The Nkoranza District School Health Education Programme (SHEP) Coordinator, Mr Kwas, Gyan has urged teachers to encourage their students to wash their hands with soap in school and at home.
The Nadowli Assembly Women Advocacy Group (NAWAG) have launched girls’ retention enrolment and transition project to help promote girl-child education in the district.
Sulley Muntari insists Ghana are determined to go further than any African country at the World Cup.
The Counsel for Commonwealth Hall, Nana Ato Dadzie has accused the authorities of the University of Ghana of contempt of court, for refusing to admit fresh students into the all-male hall for 2010/2011 academic year.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has bemoaned the practice of using the airwaves to openly lambaste political leaders including the president with abusive words.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has presented items worth GH 1,000 to Help Age Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) towards the celebration of Republic Day and senior citizens day, which falls on Thursday July 1.
Senior Citizens in the Upper West Region have been asked to promote peace in their communities and ensure that the people support security agencies in fighting crime.
The Children’s Department of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has taken delivery of a suction machine, (used to extract fluids from patients) and blood pressure measuring equipment.
Residents in the Ashaiman Municipality and the Tema Metropolitan Assembly who use the Ashaiman underpass regularly have appealed to authorities to as a mater of urgency seal the potholes on the road for them.
Major Frank Kofi Adzazu of the Ghana Armed Forces has urged school cadet corps not to see themselves as military personnel deployed on campuses to bully other students.
The Northern Child Protection Network (NCPN), a network of organisations seeking the welfare of children, is to develop strategic measures to address challenges facing the growth and development of children.
A stakeholders’ forum on internal revenue generation and its utilization has been held at Obuasi, aimed at enhancing revenue mobilization and its judicious use by the Municipal Assembly.
President John Evans Atta Mills has underscored the need to strengthen efforts at addressing ecological problems that encourage sustainable development and efficient management of marine and
coastal ecosystems in the sub-region.
Mr Justice S. K. Sarpong Appiah, a Circuit Court Judge at Juaso, in the Asante-Akim South District, has raised concern about the unbridled quest by many Ghanaians to travel outside without following proper procedures.
An own goal from Felipe Melo - who is later sent off - and a Wesley Sneijder header give the Netherlands a 2-1 win over Brazil and puts Bert van Marwijk’s side into the World Cup semi-finals.
Uruguay reached the semi-finals of the world cup for the first time since 1970, but ended the hopes of Africa after winning a truly extraordinary match at Soccer City on a penalty shoot-out.
A Cape Coast Circuit Court has fined a 76 year old night watchman, Kobina Essoun an amount of GH¢480.00 or in default 12 months imprisonment for pulling the genitals of the assemblyman Kobina Egyam, of Taido electoral area in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese district.
Twenty-four women sponsored by Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMT) have successfully completed three months training in driving at Sotra Women’s Driving Institute in La Cote d’Ivoire.
There are no current scientific proof of health hazards associated with the use of mobile phones or telecommunication masts, experts have said.
The Techiman Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alex Kyeremeh has stated that the government assistance to communities would largely depend upon how the communities helped themselves.
The Chief of Sikaa in Nkoranza North District, Nana Ameyaw Yeboah has appealed to the district assembly to support the community to in the rehabilitate the four boreholes in the area.
Residents of Sabon-Zongo Electoral Area in Accra, have been asked to embrace the Polluter Pay System, introduced by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).
The World Health Organization has called on governments to ban tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship, and to protect women and girls against sickness and suffering caused by tobacco.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly(AMA) has warned traders allocated sheds at the Pedestrian Shopping Mall at Odawna to utilise them, else they would be re-allocated to others.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force Committee on Floods, Commodore Steve Obimpe said that more buildings, structures and containers, which have sprang up on water course and flooded areas would be pulled down
Two members of the Boadi Community Neighbourhood Watch Committee, in Kumasi, have been ordered to be held on remand by a Kumasi Circuit Court for the alleged murder of a teenager.
The Rural Water and Sanitation Initiative, in collaboration with Rural Water Supply Programme, have since last year sunk a total of 1,776 boreholes in 21 districts in the Ashanti Region.
Mr. Paul E. Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, has said the mistrust between some communities and mining companies is the result of unemployment and the inability of the people to benefit directly from these companies.
Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, has urged public officers to uphold public trust in the performance of their duties.
The Ministry of the Interior is making efforts to provide more vehicles and personnel to the Agona Swedru Divisional Police Command to combat criminal activities under its jurisdiction.
Several unauthorised structures within the security zone of the Aflao border, were cleared on Friday in preparation for the beautification of the border area project.
A Tamale Circuit Court on Friday granted a bail of GH¢30,000 with two sureties to Bashiru Mohammed, alias Red, a 37-year-old driver and an activist of the New Patriotic Party.
Energy experts all over the country last Tuesday converged at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to attend a 3-day workshop on the development of second generation biofuels.
The Whistleblower Act of 2006, which regulates disclosures of impropriety in the country would be amended, Mr Richard Quayson, Deputy Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) said at the weekend.
A family planning expert, has advised women to learn how the male condom is used in order to encourage their partners to patronise it to protect themselves against Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs) including HIV/AIDS.
Water and sanitation experts have met to review innovative management models designed under the Tripartite Partnership Project (TPP), for water, satiation and hygiene services to the urban poor in Ghana.
A two-day meeting for the Committee of Traditional Medicine experts to review the third draft of the West African Herbal Pharmacopoeia (WAHP) has been held in Accra.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has called on the 16 member-states engaged in the prevention of pollution at the Gulf of Guinea to adopt pragmatic Regional Strategic Plan of Action that would combat all threats to marine life.
President John Evans Atta Mills, has lauded the Black Stars for lifting high the flag of Ghana at the on-going FIFA World Cup in South Africa
The Senior national football team, the Black Stars are expected home later tonight from South Africa, where they flew the flag of Ghana and represented Africa’s interest in the on-going World Cup 2010.
The Government of Ghana is to secure additional 150 million dollars from the Chinese government to help complete the implementation of the e-government project.
Hundreds of hectares of farmlands were submerged in the Keta Municipality by the recent floods destroying food crops worth several thousands of Ghana cedis.
The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has urged public officers to uphold public trust in the performance of their duties
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has launched a 52 million Ghana Cedis National Mango Plantation Project, aimed at developing mango orchard for a five-year period.
Professor Francis K. Amedahe, Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Cape Coast (UCC) has urged colleges of education to move away from the traditional teacher training of accommodating students to off-campus training to bridge the teacher deficit gap.
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is vowing to continue its protest against the takeover of the Jubilee Oil Fields by US oil giant ExxonMobil.
Senior citizens in the Hohoe Municipality have appealed to government to formulate a national blueprint on education to stem the back-to-back approach to development in the sector.
The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, has reiterated the need for compliance with building
regulations because of the sad experiences from recent and previous floods.
About 1,025 livestocks including sheep and goat are been provided to over 500 women in the northern region to make them self reliance.
Mr Francis Ametefe, Headmaster of Bueman Senior High School in the Jasikan District of the Volta Region, has appealed to government to provide the needed infrastructure for the school to enhance teaching and learning.
Disaster Volunteer Groups (DVGs) undertaking farming at Kwamoso
have been urged to intensify their farming activities so that they would be economically empowered.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, has expressed
concern about the dwindling number of midwives in the region which, according to him is affecting antenatal care and making it difficult to rein in maternal deaths.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) Monday extended its swoop on traders in illegal drugs and aphrodisiac to the Agbogbloshie Market in Accra and seized large quantities of their products.
Thousands of enthusiastic supporters clad in national colours yesterday gathered at the Kotoka International Airport to welcome the Ghana Black Stars for their excellent performance at the ongoing World cup in South Africa.
The headmistress of the Akropong School for the Blind, Ms Mahela Narh, has appealed to philanthropists and other Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to assist them improve on the infrastructure of the school.
Chairman of the Won Waana Traditional Healers Association in the Upper West Region, Mr Mahama Topie, has advised herbalists to recognise the lead role orthodox medicine plays in the health delivery system.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Samuel Sarpong, has called on religious organizations and individuals to help to curb
the increasing rate of indiscipline among the youth in the country.
The Korea Ratings Corporation is carrying out due diligence in Ghana to facilitate the execution of the 200,000 housing units by STX Engineering Company.
The Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Robert Kempes Papa Nii Ofosuware, has underscored the need for parents to invest in the skills training of their children.
The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama, left Accra yesterday morning for a trade investment summit in the United Kingdom.
Families of the 16 people who lost their lives in the Ashaiman floods would receive an amount of GH¢500.00 each from the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA), as support for the funeral rites
Families of the 16 people who lost their lives in the Ashaiman floods would receive
an amount of GH¢500.00 each from the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA),
as support for the funeral rites
The Nkoranza North District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Kwadwo Adjei-Dwomoh has appealed to Ghanaians to send their grievances to government for consideration to promote good governance.
A Deputy Minister of Information, Hon. James Agyenim-Boateng has assured departments and agencies under the Ministry, of government’s commitment and readiness to provide the necessary logistical support to enable them perform their national duties effectively.
A four-member delegation from the Presidency has visited some flood prone areas in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
An ancient school block that houses classes 1, 2 and 3 of stream "B" of Dormaa-Ahenkro Roman Catholic Primary "A" School is a death trap and poses a threat to the lives of innocent pupils and their teachers.
Ghana and India have concluded arrangements for the establishment of a $1.2 billion plant to process natural gas from the Jubilee Fields in the Western Region into fertilizer.
The Korea Ratings Corporation is carrying out due diligence in Ghana to facilitate the execution of the 200,000 housing units by STX Engineering Company.
The development chief of Goaso Traditional Area Nana Yaw Badu Kaakyire has stressed the need for collaboration between chiefs and their subjects to ensure successful implementation of government policies and programmes.
The Nkoranza South District Chief Programme Officer of the Non-formal Education Division (NFED), Mr. Samuel Owusu-Adjei has stated that the Functional Literacy Programme (FIP) has brought about the empowerment of adult learners.
The Zabzugu-Tatale District Assembly in its quest to improve on education has extended the School Feeding Programme to four more schools in the district bringing the total to six while adding more classroom blocks to existing ones.
Mr. Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, has called on Queen Mothers to advocate effective family life to help stem parental neglect in the country.
The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has organised a fund-raising dinner to ensure the successful celebration of region’s 50th anniversary scheduled for September this year.
Bharti Airtel, the new company that has acquired the African operations of Zain, is pumping $200 million dollars to expand its operations in Ghana.
Mr Benjamin Nii Kpani Addy, Chairman of the Boys Brigade, Ghana called on all Christians to be firm in the training of their children in this era of media pluralism.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, says money laundering undermines the legitimate operations of the private sector, causes loss of control of economic policies; capital flight and leads to loss of government revenue and economic distortion.
The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) and Organised Labour and Associations Wednesday reached agreement on the Base Pay and Pay-Point Relativity.
President John Evans Atta Mills Wednesday lauded Singaporean discipline and her expertise in the construction of the Kwame Nkrumah Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading, (FPSO) facility.
The Dumpong Rural Bank at Asakraka in the Kwahu South District recorded a profit before tax of GH¢ 57,393 last year as against GH¢ 12,136 in 2008.
A combined team of police and military personnel in the Techiman Municipality has arrested eight suspected armed robbers in separate operations in the municipality.
Residents in the Wa Municipality are responding enthusiastically to the Ministry of Communication’s directive that all SIM cards be registered by the end of June 2011.
Government is deeply committed to ensuring that there are adequate and effective drugs and logistics to treat Tuberculosis (TB) patients, Mr. Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister has said.
A member of a car-snatching gang has been sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Talensi-Nabdam in the Upper East Region, Mrs. Vivian Anafo, Monday commended National Service personnel working in the district for their sacrifices and willingness to serve communities in the district.
The Asante-Mampong Municipal Assembly has taken delivery of 2,000 school uniforms and 49,956 exercise books for free distribution to needy school children.
Coming at the heels of the recent illegal mining disaster at Dunkwa-On-Offin, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources would dispatch a joint military-police task force to clamp down on activities of illegal miners.
President John Mills has nominated Alhaji Issaku Salia for the position of Upper West Regional Minister.
The head of Gurune Department of Ghana Broad Casting Cooperation in the Upper East Region, Naba Bosongo Dogumpoeya has suggested that the Gurune language should be made an examinable subject in examinations conducted by the West Africa Examinations Councils in first and second cycle institutions in the Upper East Region.
Government has announced an amount of US$20,000 each as reward to members of the Black Stars, the Coach and his Assistant for their sterling performance and for reaching the quarter-finals stage of the FIFA 2010 World Cup Tournament in South Africa.
Parliament has congratulated the Black Stars for their gallant performance at the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer Tournament in South Africa.
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Akua Sena Dansua was full of commendation for the performance of Ghana’s Black Stars and said the Stars were robbed of victory in the last Saturday’s match against Uruguay at the FIFA 2010 World Cup.
The Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, Mr. Francis Kojo Arthur,has undertaken a number of projects with his share of the MPs common fund to promote education and sanitation in the area.
The Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, Hon.Alexander Asum-Ahensah has noted that Brong Ahafo Region has disposed of only 10 out of 55 chieftaincy cases.
The Salvation Army church day has been marked at Apam with a call on Christians to find out the purpose of their call into Christianity.
The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), has refused to accept business operating fees totalling GHC1,100.00, paid by the Regional branch of the Association of Small Scale Industries (ASSI).
Barely three days after the death of Kwasi Annoh Ankamah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Atiwa in the Eastern region, was reported, his house-boy is alleged to have stolen a vehicle of the deceased from his Dawhenya residence.
Maternal and infant deaths in the Ellembelle district reduced from seven in the second quarter of 2009 to two by the second quarter this year.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Epsona Ayamga has refuted allegations levelled against him by regional cadres of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that he was arrogant and should be removed from office.
Ga-West Municipal Assembly, in collaboration with the Management of K. Adu Construction and Plumbing Works (KACPW) has organised a workshop to sensitise stakeholders on pipe borne water projects in the communities.
The Nkoranza South District Chief Farmer, Mr. Samuel Yaw Kudom has appealed to Government to put in place modalities for the purchase of maize from the district, as the crop was in abundance.
The Finance Committee of Parliament has recommended for approval the suppliers credit financing agreement between the Government of Ghana and STX Engineering and Construction Ghana Limited for an amount of $I,525,443,468 for the construction of 30,000 housing units.
A combined team of police and military personnel in the Techiman Municipality has arrested eight suspected armed robbers in separate operations in the municipality.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Mrs. Elizabeth Amoah Tetteh, has donated 30 laptop computers to the Twifo Praso Methodist Primary school.
A traditional ruler, Naba Bosongo Dogumpoeya has appealed to government to encourage farmers to use organic compost instead of relying on chemical fertilizers which had serious consequences on the soil and environment.
The nation-wide demonstration by members of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana, (CLOGSAG) comes off on Thursday, July 8 as scheduled, Mr Edward Tennyson Foli, acting President of the Association said.
The Ghana National Pensioners Association, has appealed to the Government to reduce the age of benefiting from pension pay from 70 to 60 years, to cover all pensioners.
The Amasaman Police is investigating a case in which two soldiers reportedly attacked and tortured a radio journalist at the shrine of a juju man in Accra.
Four people have filed a writ at an Accra High Court to restrain Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Lands Commission and three others from developing a land near Kinbu Senior High School.
The Brong-Ahafo The Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo has called on the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) to, as a matter of urgency, review some of its rules and regulations governing local and international football.
The Ledzokuku-Krowor Conference of Heads of Basic Schools (COHBS) has been inaugurated to strengthen relations between headteachers of basic schools in the municipality and to raise standards of teaching at the first cycle level.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has appealed to African journalists and academics to highlight positive developments on the continent and not to always focus on the negatives.
The appointment of Mr. Issahaque Salia by the President as the Upper West Regional Minister has been met with warmth and tenderness as many residents of Wa across the political divide poured onto the streets Monday in jubilation, amid a heavy downpour.
Communities in Zorko-Kanga in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region have begun cultivating rice under the block farming system introduced by the government.
About 56,000 youth in the Upper East Region have thus far benefited from the Block Farming Programme under the government’s initiated Youth in Agriculture programme.
Three drivers arrested at Nsawam two years ago for hiding 399 slabs of cocaine among quantities of cow legs and hide in a Benz truck were on Wednesday sentenced to 15 years imprisonment each by the Greater Accra Regional Tribunal.
The Mampong Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Daniel Appau Ohyeamang, has appealed to members of the Zonal Councils to place the development of the area ahead of political party considerations.
The Chief of Jedu in the Mfantsiman Municipality, Nana Enyanful IV, has called on parents to invest in their children’s education to become
useful future citizens to cater for them during their old age.
The Minister of Education, Mr Alexander Narh Tettey-Enyo, has disclosed that government has earmarked 1.6 million school uniforms for distribution to 66 deprived districts.
Mrs Fidelia Boampong has been elected Chairperson of the Atwima-Kwanwoma District branch of the Civil Service and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG).
President John Evans Atta Mills on Wednesday swore-in three new Appeal Court Judges, restating his call on the Judiciary to work hard to remove the public perception that it is corrupt.
Security agencies operating in Bawku Municipality of the Upper East Region have arrested some suspected armed robbers during an operation on Tuesday night.
The Gowrie Secondary/Technical School in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region has been closed down following students rampage on Wednesday.
Heartbroken – that’s how you must have felt at the end of your epic match against Uruguay last Friday. There is no other word for it. Hundreds of millions of us felt the same way.
A 22-year-old student of Samo Senior High School in Cape Coast who admitted raping a 17-year-old girl, has been remanded into prison custody pending sentence, by a circuit court in Cape Coast.
The Kukuom Agriculture Senior High School (SHS) in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region has no residential facility for teachers on the school campus making it difficult for the monitoring of boarding students in the night.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo has advised the youth to focus on their education so they could occupy responsible leadership positions in future.
Eleven boreholes constructed by Plan Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization(NGO) at a cost of GHC 188,352.00 for 11 selected schools in deprived communities in the Upper Manya Krobo District, were handed over to the communities at Dzomoa, near Asesewa.
The fire safety Task Force of the Ghana National Fire Service, (GNFS) in Brong Ahafo, would next week close down six of the 32 gas filling stations in the region.
The Atiwa constituency seat has formally been declared vacant, following the death of the MP for the area, Kwasi Annoh Ankama.
The Advertising Association of Ghana has petitioned Parliament over new outdoor advertising rates being charged by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly.
The Chief of Basake in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region, Nana Bonyiah Kofi has made a1 passionate appeal to government to provide the community with a classroom block and a toilet facility.
A circuit court in Cape Coast presided over by Mr. Richard Asiedu Badu, has sentenced a 32-year old auto mechanic to a 25-year jail term in hard labour for robbery and assault.
Parliament on has passed the District Assembly Amendment Bill to over ride the earlier law that allowed only the Electoral Commission (EC) to mount common platforms for campaigning.
A family delegation from the Central Region on Wednesday informed President John Evans Atta Mills of the death of Colonel Frank George Bernasko (retd), former Commissioner for Agriculture.
The Minister for the Interior, has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council, and by Executive Instrument, renewed for a week the curfew imposed on the Bawku Municipality and its environs.
Saabit Masahud, the 23-yearold house-boy of the late Kwasi Annor Ankamah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Atiwa in the Eastern region, has said that he is innocent of the allegation levelled against him by some relations of the departed MP.
The Western Regional Police Command has impounded 22 unregistered motorbikes in a special exercise in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
Parliament has started debating the financial agreement between the Government of Ghana and the Korean construction firm, STX for the construction of 30,000 housing units for security services across the country.
Mr. Francis Yohuno, Human Resource Manager of Cargill Ghana Limited, has presented relief items worth 8,000 Ghana Cedis, to the Tema Office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), for distribution to victims of the recent floods in the Metropolis.
The Police at Half Assini have arrested four persons aboard a cargo truck, which was carrying 33 and a half bags of dried cocoa beans, at the Beyin Snap Check Point.
Ms Pauline Odarkor Lamptey, Deputy Manager of National Investment Bank (NIB), told an Accra Fast Track High Court that she did not know whether the financial entity approved the importation of rice from India.
Government has lashed at the negative perception against women and other socio-economic barriers that continue to work against gender mainstreaming in governance.
Mr Alex Tetteh-Enyo, Minister of Education said 33,185 vacancies for teachers have been declared by the Ghana Education Service (GES) this year as against 8,625 teachers expected to fill them.
Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister has expressed disappointment at the poor management and supervision of municipal and district assemblies in the region.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says it cannot proceed with its planned eviction of squatters at Sodom and Gomorrah this year because of litigation over the alternative site at Amasaman.
The first phase of work on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) which involves the construction of a four-lane flyover over the rail tine on the Graphic Road will begin in three months time.
The Volta Regional Police has realized a total of GH¢21,905 from motor offences in the first half of the year.
The Effutu Municipal Assembly has handed over a three Unit classroom block with offices, storerooms and toilet facilities valued at GHC 41,OOO to the Municipal Education Directorate at Effutu Ateitu.
Ghana has achieved 96 per cent reduction in Guinea Worm cases and is expected to hit the 100 per cent reduction mark towards completion, Dr Siedu Korkor, Guinea Worm Eradication Programme Manager said on Thursday.
Parliament has opened a parliamentary resource centre in Sekondi to bring parliamentary proceedings closer to the public to enable them contribute to the growth of the nation’s young democracy.
Eight chainsaw operators including a woman have been arrested by the Suhum police in connection with assault and attempting to murder a timber merchant, Mr Owusu Dome, two months ago.
Members of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association in the Upper West Region, Thursday, demonstrated against the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure, (SSSS) which they claim, does not favour its members.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, has underscored the need for District Chief Executives to strengthen their ties with traditional rulers in order to push the pace of development.
The Ghana Health Service has given the assurance that available evidence indicates that the Influenza A (H1N1) vaccine is safe.
The Birim Central Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr Boampong Okoffo-Boadi, has formally commissioned a GH¢ 1,500.00 clinic for Gyadam near Akim Oda in the Eastern Region, to help strengthen the community’s health and administrative capacity.
Dr K. Boakye Boateng, Director of the Kwabre East District of Health Service, has called for active male involvement in family planning decisions.
Government is committed to ensuring equitable distribution of State resources to alleviate the plight of the people, especially those in
the rural areas, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Information has said.
The World Bank has approved the release of the second and last tranche of 143 million dollars of the Economic Governance and Poverty Reduction Credit (EGPRC) for Ghana.
Ghana’s Black Stars has been ranked the seventh best team at the ongoing South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Hon. Betty Mould-Iddrisu has indicated that 50 courts had been fully automated with 15 other courts partially automated in the country.
Ghana is looking for a unique brand name for its crude oil in line with international practice where producing countries have branded produce in distinctive ways to attract premium prices.
University teachers across the country have started an indefinite strike but the government says the action is a breach of faith.
The Kade District Magistrate Court, presided over by Mr E.A Awuah, has granted a GHC 2,000 bail with a surety to Stephen Appiah, a taxi driver, charged with driving his vehicle recklessly and causing an accident, which a woman sustained injuries.
Managements of three companies have donated items worth GH¢13,200, to the National Secretariat of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to assist recent flood victims in the country.
Mr Offei Ayisi, a retired civil servant at Atibie in the Kwahu South District in the Eastern Region has described the recent increases in electricity and water tariffs as "a big blow to workers".
Parliament on Thursday hosted the senior national team, the Black Stars amidst hilarious waving of miniature Ghana flags with a call on the team to strive to qualify for next World Cup tournament in 2014 in Brazil.
The Akim Swedru Circuit Court in the Birim South District, has remanded Yaa Boadua, a trader, in prison custody for causing harm to the left eye of a perceived rival, Madam Abena Kumiwa.
Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, Minister of Employment and Social welfare has inaugurated a five-member committee to investigate petitions submitted by aggrieved persons concerning operations of Integrated Community Centres for Employable Skills (ICCES).
The Akim Swedru Circuit Court in the Birim South District, has granted bail to a farmer who allegedly stole a cat to prepare a meal and threatening the life of his wife for disclosing the act.
The Akontombra District Assembly has donated various items worth GHC 2,339 for distribution to the Disabled Association in the district.
The Right to Information (RTI) Coalition has urged Parliament to scrutinise the Bill presented by the Executive, due to some serious shortfalls, which would undermine full enjoyment of the RTI regime in Ghana.
Bella Issaka Tahiru Adams, 32, who while in the employment of the South Birim Rural Bank falsified accounts and stole GHC 24,000 belonging to a customer, has been sentenced to three years in prison in hard labour by the Asamankese Circuit Court.
The Minister of State at office of the President, Mr. Joseph Nii Afotey-Agbo has visited Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality to assess the extent of destruction to properties due to flooding, following heavy rains that hit the area recently.
A Kumasi-based National Democratic Congress (NDC) group is gearing itself up for what promises to be a massive demonstration against their own government, over the treatment being meted out to the two surviving former president in the country.
An Accra Fast Track High Court has ordered the Circuit Court Registrar at the Cocoa Affairs Court to furnish it with two medical reports on the 10-year-old daughter of Prophet Kofi Yirenkyi, aka Jesus Onetouch, which were tendered.
The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), has presented items worth GH¢7,000 to the God’s Love Society, a non-governmental organisation, for distribution to the Aged at Kpone near Tema.
A circuit court at Tarkwa has sentenced Kweku Mensah, a 30-year-old unemployed man, to three years imprisonment for possessing Indian hemp.
A circuit court in Tarkwa has granted bail to Solomon Eduful, a 28-year-old driver taxi driver, for reckless driving.
Eight chainsaw operators, including a woman have been arrested by the Suhum police in connection with assault and attempting to murder a timber merchant, Mr Owusu Dome, two months ago.
A Principal Lecturer at GIMPA, Mr Kwamena Ahwoi has proposed that the power vested in the president to make thirty percent appointees to the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies should rather be vested in traditional rulers.
The people of Pruso, a farming community in the Nkoranza South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, have realized GHC 1000.00 at a fund raising rally towards the construction of a teachers’ bungalow.
Management of Access Bank (Ghana) Limited has partnered the National Secretariat of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) to set up a Disaster Relief Account (DRA), to source for funding for disaster management.
Six out of the nine charges preferred against Adamu Daramani, Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central over triple nationality have been dropped by an Accra Fast Track High Court (FTHC).
A High Court in HO, has refused an application for a Judicial Review of the decision of the Judicial Committee of the Hokpe Traditional Council on a chieftaincy dispute in the Dzolo Traditional Area.
Placard bearing members of the Western Regional Branch of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOSAG), on Thursday demonstrated through the principal streets of Sekondi-Takoradi against the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
Government has outlined plans to establish a web based product gallery, to give extensive international exposure to indigenous Made-in Ghana goods.
Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, has blamed Fulani herdsmen for committing highway robberies in the Region.
The government says former President Jerry Rawlings and his family prefer to have their down residence at Ridge reconstructed.
The New Juaben Municipal Co-ordinating Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Friday asked the police to stop an intended demonstration by a group calling itself ‘Concerned NDC’.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Mark Woyongo, has cut the sod for the extension of the national electricity grid to 50 villages in the Binduri constituency in the Upper East Region.
Two young men who conspired to steal diesel belonging to Mobile
Telecommunication Network (MTN) Ghana, have been sentenced to a total of eight years imprisonment by the Juaso Circuit Court.
The Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Wa East Constituency, has expressed gratitude to President
John Atta Mills, for nominating Alhaji Issahaque Salia for the post of Upper West Regional Minister.
The European Union (EU) in Ghana has disbursed about EUR 41.8 million to government through Ghana’s Multi-Donor Budget Support (MDBS) framework this year.
The chiefs and people of Bikunjib and Nkanlangbani in the Zabzugu-Tatale District of Northern Region who have been at each others throats for sometime now over farm lands and dispute as to which of the two sides should pacify the deity “monchankpini”, have smoked the peace pipe.
Minister of State at office of the President, Mr. Joseph Nii Afotey-Agbo, has visited the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality to assess the extent of destruction to properties due to flooding, following heavy rains that hit the area recently.
The Greater Accra Regional branch of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in collaboration with authorities of University of Ghana, Legon, on Friday planted 1,000 seedlings of Mahogany around some selected boundaries of the university.
The government is formulating policies and programmes aimed at protecting children’s rights and ensuring their all round development.
The Customs, Excise and Preventive Services (CEPS) has decided to burn seized foreign textiles bearing trademarks of local textile manufacturers to protect local businesses.
Ghana has achieved 96 per cent reduction in Guinea Worm cases and is expected to hit the 100 per cent reduction mark towards completion, Dr Siedu Korkor, Guinea Worm Eradication Programme Manager has said.
Ghanaian legal and traditional experts on Thursday began discussions on the draft Land Bill, which seeks to lay a foundation for sustainable, decentralised land administration system in the country.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Owen Woyongo has said government was very worried about developments in Bawku and would do everything in its power to restore hope and confidence in the people to go about their normal social life
The Headmaster of Busunya Senior High School, Mr. Abubakari Ankomah has commended the teaching staff and workers for their peaceful co-existence that had enabled the school to chalk remarkable successes
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo has said the government would collaborate with Techiman Municipal Assembly and the Techiman Traditional Council to develop the Techiman central market into a modern one.
The Member of Parliament for Nkoranza South, Major Derek Oduro (rtd) has urged students to pay attention to the study of Information and Communication Technology to be able to meet the challenges of the contemporary world.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Opoku Atuahene has called on cadres of the defunct Provisional National Defense Council to close their ranks and rally behind the government to retain power in 2012.
The Chiefs and people of Acherensua Traditional Area in Asutifi District of the Brong Ahafo Region have commended members of the national football team, Black Stars for their sterling performance at the on-going FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
A GHC 13,000 community library facility has been commissioned at Esiama in the Ellembelle district.
Women of the Fire Service Ladies Association (FISLA) has been urged to maintain high professional and moral standards at all times to promote the image of the Service.
A batch of 572 Community Protection Assistant Recruits under the National Youth Employment (NYEP) has graduated from the Upper East Regional Police Training School.
The Council for Technical and Vocational Education Training (COTVET) of the Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with management of the Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) for the placement of some students of the Council at CPC for practical attachment.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has begun research into the possibility of using bio-technology techniques to upgrade the nutritional value of cocoa pod husk for use as animal feed.
Mrs Vivian Anafo, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Talensi-Nabdam in the Upper East Region has commended Reverend Francis Sebo for sponsoring 45 brilliant but needy students in the district.
The Tema Regional Police Command has appealed to the general public to volunteer information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of unscrupulous scrap dealers within the metropolis.
The new public sector pay policy could stretch the capacities of the human resource departments of public sector institutions to their limits, a trade unionist observed in Ho.
Mr Baladu Manu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ahafo Ano South, said in parliament that housing the country’s ex-presidents were mandates that should occupy the minds of the Executive.
Mr John Boafo Duah, Senior Editor at Charter House, an events and production company in Accra, has called for revival of arts and drama education at schools to mould students to become creative in life.
Government has been asked to create more employment for the country’s teaming youth to reduce the incidence of internet fraud.
Champions of Europe and now champions of the world, Spain captured football’s Holy Grail for the first time with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands thanks to Andres Iniesta’s 116th-minute strike at Soccer City.
Government has urged the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) and the utility companies to consider legitimate concerns raised by organised labour and manufacturers about the recently implemented utility tariffs.
The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Hon. Alban S.K. Bagbin has reiterated governments’ determination to improve sanitation and make potable water accessible to all communities in the country.
The Minority in Parliament has expressed disagreement that the House should extend sitting and rise on August 3, 2010 instead of July 23, 2010 as scheduled.
The government has acted swiftly to prevent huge tonnes of cocoa from getting locked up in key parts of the Juaboso and Bia districts of the Western Region, following the damage of a vital metal bridge and a concrete culvert on the Benchema Junction-Osei Kojokrom (border town) road.
A young man, Yaw Afful, who allegedly murdered an 18 year old boy over a girl and bolted, had been arrested by the Police in the Central region seven years after the incident.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Joseph Samuel Annan, has asked Ghanaians to exercise restraint because government had laid a solid foundation for its “Better Ghana Agenda”.
Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, has advised teacher trainees to accept postings to the rural areas on completion of their training.
The National Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Ludwig Hlodze has said that Government was committed to improving the agriculture sector to create employment for the youth.
The Jomoro District Assembly has started distributing 194,490 assorted exercise books to basic schools in the district.
The Attorney General’s Department is taking steps to reduce the attrition rate of attorneys in the Judicial Service.
The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has introduced new programmes at the undergraduate level through the sandwich mode this year.
The Western Regional Office of the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs has donated food items and two cartons of key soap to the Egyam Orphanage at Egyam in the Ahanta West district of the Western region.
Mr Emmanuel Aziatsi, Headmaster of the Tinkong D/A Junior High School, has appealed to philanthropists and non-governmental organizations to assist the school to build a computer laboratory.
Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, has challenged the Ghana Health Service (GHS), to abide strictly by their service regulations to ensure better healthcare for the people.
The New Juaben Municipal Co-ordinating Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has asked the police to stop an intended demonstration by a group calling itself ‘Concerned NDC’.
Agya Kwaku Appiah, Producer of Agya Appiah Bitters has called on orthodox medical practitioners to co-operate with traditional medicine healers to improve health care delivery in the country.
Residents of Teshie Tsuibleoo could not help but look on with sadness and shock as a 16-year-old girl who visited her boyfriend and decided to spend the night got burnt in the kiosk in which she was sleeping.
Government said that it is doing everything within its powers to properly settle the former First Family whose Ridge residence was destroyed by fire on February 14.
Professor John Nabila, President of the National House of chiefs, has urged chiefs and the peoples of Northern Ghana to take effective ownership of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).
The first bulk of 120,000 barrels of all to be pumped out of Ghana’s Jubilee Field in the Western Region is now expected in November this year, instead of December as earlier envisaged.
Even before the body of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Atiwa, Kwasi Annor Ankamah, is brought down from London for burial, some influential party people in the constituency are seriously scheming for their favourite candidates to replace him.
She bumps into an ongoing ceremony involving women, grabs the microphone and tells them to quit their marriages if they cannot cope with their husbands.
Ghana’s oil palm sub-sector can generate substantial foreign exchange earnings if greater attention just like cocoa, was accorded to the sector, the Estate Manager of Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP), Mr Samuel Avaala has said.
A group of security men claiming to be national security operatives on Saturday invaded the Aburi Girls Senior High School threatening to beat up the headmistress.
All the nine District Assemblies in the Upper East Region are to benefit from a 4,751,022.3 Ghana Cedis grant from the District Development Facility.
Mr Frank Amarble, Ketu-South District Chief Executive (DCE), has said that the demand for his dismissal by some youth demonstrators at Denu on Friday, was unmeritorious.
The Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the traders at the Tarkwa Central Market, has adopted Mondays and Fridays as official market days to improve trading in the area.
Kofi Nti Shed, a cocoa growing community near Wamfie in the Dormaa East District, last Sunday turned into a state of mourning and confusion when it was discovered that a resident of the village, Kwame Sylvester, 21, had taken his life by hanging.
A severe rainstorm hit Dormaa-Ahenkro last Sunday and ripped off the roofing of fourteen houses, rendering more than 200 people homeless.
A Deputy Minister of Information, Hon.James Agyenim-Boateng, has said that government is committed to establish a public-funded university in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The chiefs and people of Dzolo Traditional Area have jubilated after a Ho High Court threw out an application for a judicial review against Togbe Adetsu II, Paramount Chief of Dzolo Traditional Area.
Vice President John Mahama has appealed to chiefs to lead the crusade in the fight against moral decay and indiscipline.
President John Evans Atta Mills will continue to be alive to the electoral promises of government, Deputy Minister of Information, James Agyenim-Boateng, gave the assurance when addressing the Nkoranza South District Assembly.
The Presidential Task Force on the recent floods in Accra and other parts of the country has identified some of the major causes of the floods and made recommendations for short, medium and long term
The Ashanti Regional Taskforce of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), has intensified its efforts to flush out sub-standard and unlicensed
tourist facilities in the region to improve services.
The Mfantseman Municipal Assembly has prepared a four-year
development plan under which 76 basic schools and 50 road networks are to be either constructed or rehabilitated.
Menang, a predominantly farming community in the Adansi South District, has appealed to the government to rehabilitate the six kilometre road linking the area with New Edubiase.
The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Caesar Kale, has appealed to landowners to stop selling lands that are situated on water ways to private developers.
Fire last Sunday gutted the boys’ dormitory of the Mankranso Senior High School (SHS), causing extensive damage to property.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on domestic and International Ghanaian Banks to reposition themselves to participate in Ghana’s oil exploration expected to begin November this year.
The Management of Intercom Programming Manufacturing Company (PMC) has donated 10 computers and their accessories worth GH¢ 20,000.00 to the Winneba Senior High School.
The Gomoa East District Chief Executive, Mr. Isaac Kingsley Ahunu-Armah, has appealed to the government to place vocational institutions under the Ministry of Education instead of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development where they are now placed.
Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) authorities at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), on Sunday night arrested Trevor Paul Comnah, a British citizen, at the departure Hall of the KIA, for attempting to export to the U.K, 19 parcels of a narcotic substance suspected to be cannabis.
The Secretary General of Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Mr Kofi Asamoah, Monday called on government to suspend implementation of the new utility tariffs pending the outcome of the review exercise.
The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), a pressure group has withdrawm a law suit seeking to restrain the National Communications Authority (NCA) from engaging the services of Global Voices Group (GVG).
The Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Ghana (UG), Professor Kwesi Yankah has blamed the poor academic performances of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) on the unfair inadequacies in the educational system.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is claiming at least $349,000 from the earnings of the 23 players of the senior national team, the Black Stars, who participated in the just ended football World Cup in South Africa.
Debates in parliament on Monday over the recent electricity and water tariffs increases truncated midway as the matter was found to be in court.
Members of Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG), have appealed to government to participate in the funding of postgraduate education in Ghana and review the 2010/2011 academic year fees downward.
The Bawku West District Director of the National Service Scheme, Mr Andrews Wak Kakra has advised students to make good use of Service Personnel posted to their schools by engaging them to help them in their studies.
An Accra Fast Track High Court has dismissed an application seeking for leave to recall Zita Sarba Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism, who testified in the case of Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, Former Minister of Information and National Orientation and others.
Pathfinder International, an NGO working in the area of healthcare delivery, has organized a week’s training workshop on safe abortion care in Bolgatanga, Upper East for midwives in public and private health institutions.
The Asunafo South District Chief Executive (DCE), Hon. Fleance Danso has advised contractors undertaking projects in the district to ensure that quality work was done.
The Office of Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, former President of Ghana, has noted with surprise reports on an Accra radio station stating that reporters from the Insight newspaper were attacked late Monday afternoon when they attempted to take photographs of the Adjiringano residence of the former First Couple.
The stealing of electricity cables has been on the increase at Goaso in the Asunafo North Municipality, for the past two weeks due to the intermittent power outage by the Electricity Company of Ghana (EGC) in the area.
The Goaso circuit court presided by Mr Osei Kwame Gyamfi has remanded Nana Kofi Adade, Akwamuhene of Fawohoyeden in Asunafo North Municipality, for his alleged involvement in illegal timber logging at Ahenkro.
Cocoa Farmers at Mpom, near Sankore in Asunafo South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region has appealed to the District Assembly and Department of Feeder Roads to rehabilitate the five-kilometer road that linked them to Sankore.
The government, through fhe District Common Fund (DACF), has disbursed a total of GH¢l,024,755,220.00 to the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) since the inception of decentralised policy in 1994.
President John Evans Atta Mills yesterday lauded the progress of work made in efforts towards developing Accra into a ’Millennium City,’ and called for more cooperation among the partners to ensure the success of the Accra Millennium City project.
Chiefs in the three Northern Regions have called on government to establish a partnership with them to manage and protect the environment.
The Bawjiase Area Rural bank at Awutu Bawjiase has presented five packets of aluminium roofing sheets valued at GHC 1600 to the Awutu Obrachire Senior High School as its contribution towards the promotion of education.
A two-week training session for Tax Officers from Anglophone ECOWAS countries began in Accra on Monday.
Ghana is to host the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) cluster meeting in Accra from July 14-17 to review economic and development advances made by sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade.
Mr Edwin T. Adams, Principal Nursing Officer at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital, has called on Muslim students in Senior High Schools to abstain from smoking.
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been urged to educate farmers to protect and preserve economic tree species on their lands during farming activities.
The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly has petitioned the Ashanti Regional Minister to urgently intervene in its dispute over land with the Omanhene of Ejisu for an amicable settlement to be reached.
Women have been urged to be more assertive and insist that their partners respect their decisions about sex.
A Youth Advocacy Assembly held by selected youths in the Agona West Municipality has appealed to the government to, as matter of urgency, pass the Youth Policy Bill into law.
The District Chief Executive for Ellembelle, Mr. Daniel K. Eshun, has appealed to fisher folks in the Kikam, Asanda and Ankobra communities to form cooperatives to enable the assembly to support them.
Parliament Tuesday passed the Mutual Legal and Assistance Bill, 2009 meant to establish a comprehensive legal framework for the implementation of agreements on mutual legal assistance to facilitate the prosecution of transnational crimes.
Du-West Junior High School (JHS) located in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region is in need of electricity to enhance academic work.
The Minister of Energy, Mr Joe Oteng Adjei, has disclosed that a total of 38 communities in the Pusiga constituency in the Upper East Region are earmarked for connection to the national electricity grid.
Sixty-four identified cattle owners in the 11 Sub-Metros of the AMA, are to appear in court for non-compliance of notices served them to relocate their animals in the metropolis.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Mr Patrick Eden Timbillah, has urged women in the Service to work hard and show a strong inclination to rub shoulders with their male counterparts.
The President of the Ghana Football Association, (GFA) Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, has said the the association does not owe the Internal Revenue Service any amount and is not in the position to pay taxes demanded by the service.
The Western Regional Population Officer, Mr Benjamin Whyte has said the country may not be able to achieve the population growth rate of 1.5 per cent this year as targeted by the revised National Population Policy of 1994.
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has called on Ghanaians to initiate moves to repeal Article 71 of the Constitution of the Fourth Republic that makes Former Presidents to expect to be accommodated by the State.
UT Bank, one of Ghana’s indigenous banking institution, has opened an account worth GH¢1,000 for each member of the senior national team, the Black Stars.
A twenty-seven-year old scrap dealer has been busted by the police from the Teshie District Police Headquarters for stabbing and killing his 65-year-old landlord who tried to help solve a problem between him (the scraper dealer) and some group of men from the Teshie Cold Store.
Dr Dong-Hae Kim, Chief Executive of Vision Care Service (VCS), a Korean non-governmental organisation, committed to restoring sight and sharing vision, has embarked on a free medical care in Tema.
In the past 15 years, the Ghana Oil Palm Development (GOPDC) has been transformed into a nucleus estate of 7,270 hectares and small holder/out grower plantation spanning 13,874 hectares.
Patrick Deku, 30, an illegal chain saw operator, died on the spot at Kyeremasu in the Dormaa East District of Brong-Ahafo on July 6 when the tree he was felling suddenly fell on him.
The overflowing banks of River Abrasu and Anaso at Akyem Asamana, in the Atiwa District is posing serious threat to the transportation of food stuffs to market centres.
Some communities in the Nkwanta South District demanding re-alignment of electoral boundaries have rebuffed a truce reached between them and the Electoral Commission (EC) to create an electoral area pending resolution of the issue.
The Eastern Regional Director of the Ghana Library Board (GLB), Mr Guy Amarteifio has appealed to operatives of the local government machinery and other stakeholders to come to the aid of public libraries.
The Akim Oda Magistrate Court in the Birim Central Municipality has imposed a fine of GH¢100.00 each on Doris Nkrumah, a trader and her son, Felix Asante, a screen printer for assault.
Professor Ofori Sarpong of the University of Ghana, Legon, has called on Ghanaians, particularly students, to continue planting trees to prevent the effects of climate change.
Madam Akua Wood, a businesswoman based in UK dealing in shea products, has registered and paid the full National Health Insurance scheme (NHIS) premium for some 41 women sheanut pickers from Gumu in Tamale.
The 14 security personnel discharged in the alleged cocoa smuggling case re-appeared in an Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday to face fresh charges of attempting to smuggle cocoa outside the country.
The European Commission, in collaboration with OXFARM and Care International, is assisting 9,000 persons in five districts of the northern regions.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr. Isaac Osei has dismissed claims that a burst dam at the Ahafo mine site of Newmont Ghana Gold company destroyed farms last Friday.
The Police at Nsawam has arrested a 41-year-old suspected drug dealer, Mr Francis Kwaku Kpeli with six parcels of Indian hemp.
The Ketu South District Chief Executive, Mr Bernard Amable has appealed to the youth and members of the national Democratic Congress to always use laid down channels of communication in having their grievances addressed.
The Ghana Statistical Service has announced a single digit inflation of 9.52 for the month of June.
Information gathered over the weekend indicates that fear has gripped students of a well known Senior High School in the Central Region, after one of three students, who allegedly practiced occultism, died at a hospital.
6,000 youth in the Sene District of the Brong Ahafo Region will be assisted to set up their own business under the Technology Promotion and Support to Apprenticeship Training of the Rural Enterprises Project.
Ms Ophelia Koomson, Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive, (MCE) has expressed worry about the low productivity of some revenue collectors and urged them to buck up.
The chiefs and people of four farming and fishing communities in the Ahanta West District have welcomed the location of a tourist centre in their area by the Soroma Capital Company, a British/Ghanaian company.
Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, said the international sheanut market had almost collapsed leading to very low demand for the produce and a stockpile of sheanuts.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has appealed to Districts and Municipal assemblies to develop tourism facilities in their areas to attract tourists to raise revenue for their development.
Mr Alan Kyerematen, an aspiring New Patriotic Party (NPP), presidential candidate for 2012, received tumultuous reception, on Tuesday, when he met polling station executives in the Akwatia and Kade constituencies.
The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has closed down 11 hotels, restaurants and travel and tour operating facilities in the Ashanti Region for doing business without licenses.
The Ketu South Constituency branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has denounced a group calling itself “National Democratic Congress (NDC) Youth for Development.”
Ghana continues to attract huge American business interest a year after the visit of President Barack Obama, United States Embassy in Accra stated on Wednesday.
Within the past 15 years, the Ghana Oil Palm Development (GOPDC) has been transformed into a nucleus estate of 7,270 hectares and small holder/out grower plantation spanning 13,874 hectares.
Sixty-four identified cattle owners in the 11 Sub-Metros of the AMA, are to appear in court for non-compliance of notices served them to relocate their animals in the Metropolis.
Members of Environmental Awareness Association, an Accra-based NGO, have appealed to Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to retain containers for refuse collection in the communities.
Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), says the university will increase the total post-graduate admissions to 4,000 by 2012.
The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has recommended the immediate resettlement of flood victims in the low
lying areas at Enchi and Dadieso in the Aowin-Suaman District of the Western Region.
The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Road Safety Committee, has stepped up its education campaign in basic schools to help bring down road traffic accidents involving children.
Parliament on Wednesday failed to conclude the adoption of a Suppliers Credit Financing agreement between the government of Ghana and STX Engineering and Construction Ghana Limited, a Korean company, and thus suspended it till Thursday July 15, 2010.
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has called on the utility providers to credit customers, especially industries, who paid bills based on the new tariffs increases.
Ghana Black Princesses on Wednesday proved soccer pundits wrong by drawing 1-1 with the United States of America, defending champions, at the ongoing FIFA Under-20Women’s World Cup opening Group D match in Dresden, Germany.
The Chairman of Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers, Mr Kwadwo Asante has called for Save Our Soul (SOS) measures to prevent the poultry industry from collapsing.
There was hot verbal exchanges between the prosecution and defence at the on-going trial of Akwasi Osei-Adjei, ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Daniel Charles Gyimah, Former Managing Director of National Investment Bank (NIB).
Mr Kobby Acheampong, Deputy Minister of Tourism, has said this year’s Emancipation Day, would provide the platform for reflection about the forcible displacement of able-bodied Africans in the 16th and 20th Century to unfamiliar territories.
The Minister for the Interior, has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council, and by Executive Instrument, renewed for a week the curfew imposed on the Bawku Municipality and its environs.
Operators of pharmacy shops in the country have been advised to buy drugs from qualified and recognized pharmaceutical companies.
The Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, Mrs Lucy Awuni has said the government has deepened the concept of primary health care through the Community-Based Health Planning and Service, (CHPS) which sends healthcare close to the client.
Some teachers have complained about the poor performance of students in English Language examinations due to technology.
The Public Relations Officer of Water Resource Commission, Mrs Adjoa Darko has said that water borne diseases could be minimized or eradicated if proper care is taken to manage and maintain water.
Two non-governmental organisations (NGO)-MindFreedom Ghana and Mental Health Society of Ghana, have petitioned Parliament to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPDs) by the end of the year.
A 60 year old woman, Rose Seinor, died on June 27, when she attempted to separate a fight between a couple at Dodowa.
The Ketu South Constituency branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has denounced calls by a group calling itself National Democratic Congress Youth for Development, for demanding the dismissal of the District Chief Executive (DCE).
The Northern Regional Coordinator for the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Alhaji Mahama Abdulai Silimboma, has suggested the inclusion of NADMO in the planning of towns and cities to be able to avert building in unauthorized places.
A group of Senior Citizens in the Dormaa Municipality have appealed to the government to take steps to make locally produced items affordable to consumers.
The Electoral Commission (EC) registered 142,888 new voters in the Western Region during the Revision of Voters’ Register recently.
A total of 100 women selected from 25 communities in the Asutifi District have completed a three-day leadership training course at Nkaseim during which they were taken through the rudiments of good leadership and civil responsibilities.
Education Minister, Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, has called for a national reawakening and orientation to check moral decadence among the country’s youth.
Richard Kwesi Dwofuor, Pastor of Conquerors Redemption Ministries International at Achimota, being sought for allegedly trafficking in fake GH¢50 notes totaling GH¢110,000 retrieved at the church premises, has abandoned the church.
Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, has inaugurated a 12-member Ministerial Advisory Board to provide a forum for constant interaction between the Ministry and its principal stakeholders for better service delivery.
An 85-year- old farmer, Mr John Afful at Obayeboe, near Aiyinase in the Ellembelle District, has shot and killed his 25-year old son, Mr Erzuah Afful for allegedly stealing his coconuts on his farm.
Fifteen out of 33 auxiliary staff of Sankore Health Centre at Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region have been laid off, making the work load extremely difficult for the remaining staff.
A Proprietress at Anum Apapam in the Eastern Region, has urged the business community and churches to help provide skill training to people in deprived areas.
A voluntary AIDS Test organised by the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Directorate of the Ghana Health Service revealed that 33 out of 1,869 people tested proved positive.
Mrs Stella Kwammaa Nanor, Director of Education for Akuapem South Municipality, has urged members of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) in the municipality to engage in fun games to raise their fitness level.
The South Tongu District Director of Health Ms Benedicta Seshie has expressed worry over the increasing cases of pregnancy and abortion among girls between 10 to 14 years in the area.
Hundreds of kindergarten and nursery children have been cut off as a result of the absence of bridges over rivers Akrobonsu and Krotwea in the Breman Odumase and Breman Besease near Breman Solomon in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam district in the Central region.
The police in the Central Region have re-arrested Kweku Amoah, a 24-year-old hunter who was remanded in prison custody for allegedly killing his elder brother, but bolted when he reported sick and was receiving medical care at the hospital.
The Achiase Military and the Akim Oda Police have participated in sporting activities at the Achiase Jungle Warfare School (JWS) in the Birim South District to enhance unity.
Parliament has suspended the adoption of the $1.5 billion STX agreement for the building of 30,000 housing units for security services indefinitely.
The Aowin Suaman District Assembly in the Western Region of Ghana is putting in place measures to curb the after effect of the perennial rainfall that destroyed road networks and farms in the district.
More than 70 percent of non-professional teachers in five districts of the Northern and Upper East regions are frequently absent from school, a situation which is adversely affecting effective teaching and learning.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama says Africa’s underdevelopment is not due to the lack of resources, but lack of skills and capacity to harness the available resources.
The Asuogyaman district assembly in the Eastern region has started distributing free exercise books and school uniforms to pupils in first cycle educational institutions in the area.
The Wa Municipal Assembly has taken delivery of the first consignment of 2,000 free school uniforms for distribution to children of basic schools in the Municipality, Mr. Duogu Yakubu, Wa Municipal Chief Executive, has said.
A three unit classroom block constructed by the Kwaebibirem district assembly at Okyinso -Amanfrom in the Kwaebibirem district in the Eastern region has been inaugurated.
The rains delayed for over three weeks in the Upper West Region during the current farming season and this has affected ploughing for farmers engaged in the “Block Farming” programme, Mr. Charles Adams, Regional Director of Agriculture, has said.
The Gomoa West Directorate of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has presented relief items worth over GH¢ 25,000 to victims of a wind storm which caused havoc in some parts of the district.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, has urged managers of the school feeding programme to ensure efficiency and transparency in the management of funds for the programme.
An evangelist of the Methodist Church, Ghana, Evangelist Kenneth Amofa Owusu, is constructing a GH¢100 million vocational institute complex at Abitotia near Nkawkaw to train physically challenged persons in employable skills.
Two thousand (2,000) traditional caterers have been selected from all parts of the country to receive training in customer care, business management and food safety to enhance their trade.
A High Court in Cape Coast has sentenced one Kofi Arhin, a 50-year-old farmer, to death for murdering his wife. Arhin, who pleaded not guilty, was found guilty by a seven-member jury.
The Assistant Auditor General , Mr. George Swanzy Winful, has, on behalf of the Ghana Audit service, donated assorted food items worth GHC2000 and GHC 1000 to the Akropong School for the Blind.
Work on the stalled multi -million dollar Koforidua affordable housing project (off the Akwadum -Suhum road) will soon be revived to ensure its speedy completion.
A two-day meeting between Upper West Region and South West Region of Burkina Faso has ended at Gaoua in the neighbouring country, with the aim of identifying areas of co-operation to accelerate the integration of the two regions.
The Minority in parliament Thursday said the strength of their argument in parliament on Wednesday on the Suppliers Credit agreement between Government and STX Ghana Limited, a Korean Company had found favour with President Mills leading to the withdrawal.
President John Evans Atta Mills has given the strongest assurance of government’s commitment to development and says his administration will stick to its mandate to do what is necessary to ensure better lives for Ghanaians.
Two robbers, who shot and wounded a businessman during a raid on his house at Ejura, have been sentenced to a total of 130 years imprisonment in hard labour by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
Government has indicated that it was not responsible for the payment of salaries of workers of Ghana International Airline (GIA) and questioned the basis for the attack launched on it by the management and staff of the Airline.
The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), has begun its rural banking roll out, targeting farming groups and businesses within farming communities.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has said people who would take advantage of the Whistleblower Act passed in 2006 to report people to settle their personal scores would be dealt with under the law.
Some residents in Klagone, a suburb of Tema , this morning woke up to the noise of bull dozers working into their homes and demolishing their homes.
The Australian High Commissioner, Billy Williams would visit the Upper East Region by the end of July to commission some Australian sponsored projects.
The Eastern Regional Police Command has appealed to taxi drivers who are hired from Accra to the region to be alert to car snatchers.
The Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, Mrs. Lucy Awuni has called on parents to show love to their children to enable the children to open up to them.
Monitoring of basic facilities at state institutions by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), in the Eastern Region, revealed the existence of poor toilet facilities in schools, hospitals, police barracks and cells.
The West Akyem Municipal Assembly in the Eastern region, has started a decongestion exercise in the central business area of Asamankese to allow free flow of traffic.
Heavy rains at Bososu in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region, had led to the collapse of 14 houses and the displacement of 136 people including 55 children.
A Swedru District Magistrate Court presided over by Mr. N.K.E Osam, has convicted one Madam Mary Danso for allegedly stealing Jewelries and other valuables worth about GH¢110.00 belonging to one Abena Esther.
The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC), has urged Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to carry out its mandate on basic school infrastructure development.
Francis Mensah Osei, who allegedly attempted to sell a hunchback for GH¢10,000 ostensibly for rituals, has pleaded not guilty to human trafficking. Appearing before an Accra Circuit Court for the second time, the court admitted Osei, a 31- year-old barber, to GH¢20,000 bail with a surety.
Ghanaians are to expect improved living standards as a result of sound measures put in place by government coupled with divine blessing, President John Evans Atta Mills has said.
Some 50 graduates of the Sekondi- Takoradi Opportunities Industrialisation Centre (OIC), have been presented with start-up tools to facilitate their trade.
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), has expressed concern about the emerging witchcraft centres in some parts of the Upper East Region.
Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah has added his voice to call for an increase in the District Assembly’s Common Fund (DACF) to enable the assemblies to undertake more projects to alleviate the sufferings of the people.
Workers in the public sector are to be provided with a handbook on the “Code of Conduct” for public servants soon, Mrs Janet Fofie, a Commissioner of the Public Service Commission (PSC) has said.
A Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development, has observed that the new global agreement intended to protect the biodiversity of developing nations from unfair exploitation could do more harm than good.
A new Midwifery Training College will be established by the government at Sampa, capital of Jaman North District in the Brong-Ahafo region.
The Kwaebibirem district assembly in the Eastern region has presented 267,315 exercise books and 2000 school uniforms to the District Directorate of Education for distribution to pupils in the district.
Ghana needs to maintain its political momentum to attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) four and five set for 2015, Mr Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo, Deputy Minister of Health has observed.
Togbe Akliku Ahorney II, Volta Regional Director of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has observed that science as a “double-edged knife” had contributed negatively to the destruction of the world’s ecosystem.
Five towns in the Huni Valley District of the Western Region owe the Volta River Authority, (VRA) a total GH¢11,000,000 for electricity consumed between 2002 and 2010.
Management of Winalite International Company Limited Ghana (WICL) has donated 10 boxes of “Love Moon” Sanitary Pad (LMSP) and GH¢1,500 cash to the Ministry of Health to support this year’s Cervical Cancer (CC) Conference in Ghana.
Sixteen Financial Extension Agents (FEAs) of the Micro-Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) who are responsible for the recovery of loans from defaulters in the Upper West region have not been paid their salaries for the past eleven months.
The Constitution Review Commission says a National Constitution Review Conference on its activities has been scheduled for January 2011.
Members of Parliament on Thursday expressed varied ideas when the Education Amendment Bill, 2010 was read the second time to review the duration of second cycle education from four years to three years.
Ghana and neighbouring La Cote D’ Ivoire on Friday expanded their collaboration in the development of the transportation network within the ECOWAS community.
The Ashanti Regional Executive of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has calmed any nagging anxiety about the fairness of the party’s up-coming presidential primaries in the region, saying, adequate measures had been put in place to make the poll transparent and credible.
The Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, has called for the doubling of the percentage threshold of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) to 15 percent from the present 7.5 percent.
A 30-year-old trickster, who took advantage of a single mother’s
desperation for a husband to steal some of her personal belongings, has been jailed five years by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
Minister of the Interior, Mr Martin Amidu, on Friday explained that an officer of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) in exercising his police powers of arrest, restriction or detention of a person suspected of crime, is legally obliged to inform the person the reason for his or her arrest.
The Police have arrested 28 people, suspected to have murdered Munya Seidu, a Fulani herdsman at Nyoli near Wa in the Upper West
The Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, Dr John Koku Awoonor-Williams has expressed fears about the spate of teenage pregnancy in the region and stressed the need to reverse the trend.
A research officer of Free Africa from Mosquitoes (FAFAM), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Nii Abossey Kotey has advised the public to keep their environment clean to prevent high risk incidence of malaria during the rainy season.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Mark Woyongo, has cut the sod for the extension of the national electricity grid to 50 villages in the Binduri constituency in the Upper East Region.
The Ahantaman Rural Bank Limited has announced a profit after tax of GH¢412,396 for 2009.
Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem Limited (AAIL), a mining company, has supported 240 farmers in the Adieyie area, to engage in maize and vegetable cultivation and fish farming.
The Dormaa Municipal Assembly would soon de-silt all choked streams under its purview to facilitate their free-flow and to prevent their use as breeding grounds by mosquitoes.
The Asunafo South District Chief Executive, Hon. Fleance Danso has appealed to traditional authorities in the area to support the assembly in revenue mobilization.
Fishermen in Sekondi Fishing Harbour, on Monday refused to register for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Four persons have been confirmed dead following massive floods that swept through the Nkawkaw Township in the Eastern Region on Friday July 16.
Barely three weeks after scores of illegal gold miners were trapped to death underground near Dunkwa-On-Offin, another mine disaster has struck.
Mr Fabian Belieb, Upper West Regional Director of Education, has suggested the involvement of local people in the training of arts and culture in schools to avoid adulteration.
Fifty-five people were rendered homeless at Nkawkaw Newtown (Moala), when the area got flooded following two days of torrential rain.
Ofori Christian, an unemployed, was on Friday arraigned before the Asamankese Circuit Court charged with impersonation, by claiming to be a member of a National Security and a policeman.
The National House of Chiefs (NHC) has called for an amendment of the 1992 Constitution to allow for chiefs to be represented on the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council.
The Forestry Commission (FC) acting in concert with the Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) and Tropenbos International, a non-governmental organization (NGO), are pioneering a project to train chain saw operators into artisanal millers.
Mr George Kuntu Blankson, Deputy Majority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament for Mfantseman East, has called on the youth to resist negative peer pressure to enable them become useful citizens.
The Financial Court, a division of the High Court, on Friday dismissed an application filed by three of the accused persons in the Ghana International Airline (GIA) saga requesting for relevant documents to the Supreme Court (SC) for interpretation.
Mr Offei Afari, Chief Executive Officer of Spring Consult, an event organization, has launched Blind Talent Show in Accra to unearth their talents.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for the first half of this year received 174 applications for building permits out of which 56 were approved.
Barely three weeks after scores of illegal gold miners had been trapped to death underground near Dunkwa-On-Offin, another mine disaster had struck.
Nine people have been confirmed dead and several others seriously injured when the vehicle in which they were traveling got involved in a horrific accident on Friday at Akrom near Ekumfi Swedru, after the Mankessim Bridge in the Central Region.
President John Evans Atta Mills has inaugurated the reconstituted members of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) and charged them to delineate the national path for development.
Government is expected to publish its income from the sale of the country’s crude oil.
The Controller andAccountant – General’s Department (CAGD), has engaged the services of a consultancy firm- Provision Consult to delete the names of “ghost names” on the pay-roll, effective August this year.
The Chief of Nyamkamam, Nana Eba claims Police officers shot and maimed a young man who was part of a crowd which wanted to repossess the tract of land on which Valley farms is located.
Fire Saturday evening gutted the Aboadze Thermal Plant at Takoradi and destroyed one of the power generating units. The unit is responsible for generating 110 megawatts of electricity, according to the Chief Executive Officer of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr. Kweku Andoh Awotwi.
All public sector workers will begin enjoying new salaries under the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) from the end of this month, in spite of unending resistance from the civil and local government workers.
The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has informed the public about its impending load shedding exercise in parts of the Accra metropolis, starting on Sunday, July 18, 2010 from 6am to 6pm.
President John Evans Atta Mills, last Saturday, surprised the large crowd of people who gathered in the spacious Adisadel College Dining Hall, when he described an aspiring New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, Mr. Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, as a political gentleman.
The Greater Accra Regional Minster, Nii Armah Ashietey, was Saturday evening engaged in an emergency meeting with elders of Osu Traditional Council following disturbances in the area today.
A Korean Medical Team, has, within four days, successfully performed a total of 129 eye surgeries at the Eye Clinic of the Tema General Hospital.
The Board Chairman of Ahafo Community Bank Limited, Nana Boakye Dankwah Okokodurufour has on behalf of the financial entity donated one computer and accessories to Kukuom District Magistrate Court in Asunafo South Brong Ahafo.
A massive ministerial reshuffle aimed at invigorating and injecting new ‘blood’ into efforts towards achieving the Better Ghana Agenda promised by President John Evans Atta Mills will soon be effected.
The Atebubu-Amantin District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region, has embarked on commercial rice farming project on a 50-acre land to boost internally generated fund.
Nana Fosu Gyeabour II, the Odikro of Breman near Nkoranza in Brong Ahafo Region, has urged family heads to promote and educate the public about the importance of traditional norms to enhance respect for indigenous values.
The Western Regional Director of Education, Mrs Rebecca Dadzie has called on parents to contribute their quota towards the development of teaching and learning in Senior High Schools (SHS).
The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Eric Opoku has stressed the need for the security agencies to establish cadet corps in a number of schools to promote discipline.
The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Eric Opoku has stressed the need
for the security agencies to establish cadet corps in a number of schools to promote
The Senya Senior High School in the Central Region will not admit Form 1 students for the 2010-2011 academic year due to lack of classrooms to accommodate them owing to the four year SHS programme.
Management of Zain Ghana, have handed over a 21-seater ICT laboratory to authorities of the Nkotompo AME Zion Basic School in the Shama Ahanta East Metropolis in the Western Region.
Four persons were electrocuted to death at a carpentry workshop at Nkawkaw during torrential rains that lasted for more than five hours.
Drivers plying Accra-Dome-Kwabenya/Ashongman Estate road have staged a demonstration against their officials (GPRTU) over activities of a joint taskforce introduced by the union and the Ga East Municipal Assembly.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has stated that government has put in place adequate legal and business framework that would make investors comfortable in the country.
The 13th session of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, has identified insufficient resources, infrastructure, investment and connectivity as some of the impediments of developing nations to access ICT.
The Swiss Red Cross Society has donated huge quantities of items to families who were displaced by the floods which occured in Agona Swedru and some parts of the Agona West municipality last month.
Mr Nkunu Akyea, a tourism development expert, has called for a more purposeful approach to the development of tourism in the Volta Region to rake in maximum benefits.
The Assin North Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Alexander Antwi Boasiako has inspected progress of work on an ongoing multi-million cedi market complex at Assin Fosu in the Central region.
A student nurse at the Asante Akyem campus of the Presby University College at Agogo doing his practical attachment at the Kwahu government hospital at Atibie has presented a number of items worth GHC 400 to the hospital to help meet some of its needs.
Eight firemen are among a number of injured responding to treatment at the Saltpond Hospital after their fire tender crashed into a vehicle rescuing victims of a fatal accident.
The Member of Parliament for Akrofuom, Mr. Kwabena Appiah Pinkrah, has presented a three-in-one photocopier machine, a scan printer and a desk top computer in addition to uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) worth GH¢ 2339.10 to the Adansi South District Directorate of Education at a ceremony at New Edubiase in the Adansi South District.
Police have fired warning shots to deter rampaging students of the Takoradi Technical Institute who are incensed with school authorities for allegedly extorting monies from them.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has registered 38,129 people who turned 18 years this year during the Voters Registration Exercise in the Upper West Region, Mr. Mahama Yahaya, Regional Director of EC has said.
The Asante-Mampong Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Daniel Appau-Ohyeamang, has called on Ghanaians to accept to share in the responsibility of keeping the local textiles industry in operation by patronizing their products.
The Kwabre East District branch of Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) has launched a tax education campaign to encourage its members to honour their taxes to the Government.
Total receipts in revenue collections for the first half of this year though witnessed some GH¢3.3 billion comprising GH¢2.7 billion in tax revenue and GH¢500.8 million in non-tax receipts, the Customs, Excise & Preventive Service (CEPS) fell short of its target.
AngloGold Ashanti at Obuasi has celebrated World Environment Day with activities designed to make school children ambassadors of promoting clean, healthy and responsible environment in the Municipality.
The Keta Municipal Assembly is to extend power to farms to enable farmers to use electricity to power tube-well for irrigation of their vegetable farms in the municipal area.
The largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has reiterated that its national congress to elect presidential candidate for the 2012 general elections would come off on August 7, 2010.
Government has announced that it will provide 100,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser at the GH¢32 million to farmers to increase food production and raise sufficient revenue for farmers
Starting next academic year, the nation’s premier University , the University of Ghana (Legon), will only award grade A to students who score 80% and above.
The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Eric Opoku has entreated members of the Ghana Pharmaceutical Students Association (GPSA) to accept postings to rural communities after they completion their course, to help reduce drug misuse and abuse.
Coastal Scents Company, a bath and beauty product manufacturer, with Sekaf Ghana Limited, has launched a GH14,000 Health Insurance Project to annually pay the National Health Insurance levy for 1500 sheanut pickers and processors.
An Accra Circuit Court on Monday discharged Mary Anaglate, a worker at Peace and Love Orphanage jointly charged with Grace Omaboe (a.k.a Maame Dokono) for neglect, operating an orphanage without a licence and exposing a child to harm.
The Volta Regional Librarian, Mr Alikem Tamakloe, has appealed to individuals and corporate entities to help stock the Regional Library with adequate resources and connect it to the Internet for effective use.
A new three-classroom block with store and office for the SDA Junior High School at Kwapong in Asunafo South district of Bong Ahafo has been inaugurated.
An unannounced students’ demonstration at the Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI) on Monday morning, prevented the school’s third term promotional exams from taking off.
The Primary Health Care Unit (PHC) of the St. Dominic Hospital at Akwatia, has built a well for the Osenase Orphanage to cater for their water needs.
The African Press Organistion (APO), on Monday said it had signed an agreement to establish its headquarters at Dakar, Senegal.
The Interior Minister has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council, and by Executive Instrument, reviewed and renewed for a week the curfew imposed on the Bawku Municipality and its environs.
Mr Michael Aidoo, National Chairman of Progressive Road Contractors Association, has advised contractors to quote pragmatic rates in bidding procedures to avoid unwarranted financial pressures to enable them to deliver quality work.
Aflatoun, a Netherlands-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), has organised an education forum in Accra, to empower children to have better understanding of issues regarding social and financial education.
The Dormaa Circuit Court in the Dormaa Municipality was thrown into state of laughter when a 26-year Ndego Amana, who was sentenced to 24 year jail term, started cursing the prosecutors for dragging him to court.
The Eastern Region recorded 40 per cent decrease in motor accidents for the first half of the year, as compared to the same period last year.
The Regional Advisory Information and Network Systems (RAINS) an NGO involved in the welfare and protection of children, has advocated for a “Rights Based Approach” to addressing issues concerning children.
A 55 year-old night watchman of the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District Assembly, who was attacked, beaten and later dumped at a refuse dump has appealed to the assembly for help to continue his medical treatment.
A 39-year-old unemployed, who stole Police uniform and used it to extort money from the public, has been sentenced to 36-months imprisonment by a Circuit Court in court.
The President of the National House of Chiefs (NHC), Professor John Nabila, has raised concern about the influx of illegal West African ‘Galamsey’ miners in the Northern Region.
Mr Alex Martels Hughes, Assistant Chief Fire Officer in charge of the Volta Region, has advised people to dispose of their unwanted clothes and electrical gadgets.
The Asutifi District Assembly in Brong-Ahafo is constructing a multi-million Ghana Cedis building complex at Kenyasi to accommodate various departments and agencies in the district.
The Centre for National Culture (CNC) in the Upper East Region has appealed to Municipal and District Assemblies in the Region to support people in the crafts industry to improve their skills and also train more young people.
An internet fraud-related murder, contemptuously referred to as ‘sakawa’, struck Nima yesterday, leaving residents puzzled about what could have triggered the cold-blooded crime.
The Central Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Paul Aduhene, has advised drivers to tolerate each other on the road, in order to reduce preventable motor accidents.
The Goaso Circuit Court has sentenced Kofi Amankwaa, a 28 year old unemployed to two years in prison for stealing church properties worth GH¢ 646.00
The Member of Parliament for Mfantseman East, Mr George Kuntu-Blankson, has appealed to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to extend the time of making Information Communication Technology (ICT) examinable in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) from proposed the 2011 to 2015.
Inadequate supply of anti-snake and anti-rabies vaccines is a major challenge facing health facilities in Techiman leading to the untimely death of victims of snake and dog bites.
Prudential Bank Limited (PB), an indigenous bank, which promotes Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the country, has opened a new branch at Suame-Maakro, in the Kumasi Metropolis to improve on the economic activities of the community.
Chairman of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Council, Mr Paul Victor Obeng, has called on state-owned universities to strike a strong partnership with their private counterparts.
The Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Dr Sam Jonah, has disclosed that as compared to Singapore’s 100 per cent and Malaysia’s 14.7 per cent, only 1.4 per cent of schools in Ghana had access to Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).
The Headmistress of the Adventist Girls Senior High School (ADGISS), Madam Paulina Agyekum, has expressed concern about the inadequate infrastructure in the school and has appealed for more support to improve the situation.
The Mfantseman Municipal Assembly has entered into a Sister-City relationship with Kent Country Council of Britain.
The Sekyere-Central District Assembly has asked for assistance from the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC), to flush out Fulani herdsmen from the area.
The Ashanti Regional Office of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has denied media reports that put the death
toll of the Ataaso mine disaster at 12, saying the figure was grossly exaggerated.
The Lawra District Chief Executive, Mr. Sampson Assibi Abu, has called on Ghanaians to use arts and cultural activities to unite the people from different communities to ensure peace for development.
About 100 households in the Sissala East and Sissala West districts are benefiting from a 43,000 dollars’ grant through the Sissala
Literacy and Development Programme (SILDEP) to produce soya beans and moringa for domestic consumption and export.
The ministry of food and agriculture has announced that government will provide 100,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer at a cost of 32 million cedis to farmers during the 2010 farming season.
Waste management seems to be going out of hand in the capital as more and more communities continue to be littered with refuse.
Mr Luis Fernando Serra, Brazil Ambassador to Ghana, has underscored the need to cement the bond of friendship between the two nations for the mutual benefit of their nationals.
It has become a common sight to find Police officers on duty at Mallam Junction on the Accra Winneba road, watch unconcerned as motorists disregard every thinkable traffic regulations and put the life of road users in danger as well as create a vehicular traffic jam on the highway.
A District Chief Executive in the erstwhile New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration has appealed to the National Executive of the party to respect the right of individuals to express their views on matters concerning the party.
Darlington Afriyie, an ex-convict, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in hard labour by the Koforidua District “A” Court for stealing a mobile phone.
The Universal Youth Organisation (UUYO), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has organised a quiz competition at Akim Oda in the Birim Central Municipality, as part of a week-long campaign to facilitate awareness about HIV/AIDS among the youth.
Mr Fredrick Kobina Selby, Head of Legal Department of the West Africa Examination Council, (WAEC) has presented 40 pieces of Wax prints towards the upkeep of the Agona Swedru flood victims.
The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly and other stakeholders have organised a development forum, aimed at finding lasting solution to development problems facing the vicinity.
Three lawyers, acting as “Friends of the Court,” defended a driver, Kwadwo Beko, who was standing trial for using an expired driver’s license.
The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), has presented 150 mats and 60 blankets to the Koforidua Central Mosque as part of its disaster prevention efforts.
The President, John Evans Atta Mills has rubbished media speculations suggesting that there is an imminent Ministerial reshuffle in the offing.
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Hon. Joseph Yieleh Chireh has said two per cent of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) meant for persons with disability was now to be deducted at source.
The Electoral Commission will hold the parliamentary by-election in the Atiwa constituency on Tuesday, the 31st day of August, 2010 to fill the vacancy in Parliament as a result of the death of the member of Parliament for the constituency.
The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Hon. Alban Bagbin has said the government had made available more than three million Ghana cedis for emergency flood relief activities for 2010.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) would soon implement a policy of entering into contracts with teachers which would allow the (GES) to monitor their performance over a period of time and those found not to
be delivering would have their deals terminated.
Volta Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kwasi Aboagye, has assured that the country was at the verge of a major economic transformation anchored on good governance.
Passengers travelling along the Nsawkaw-Wenchi Road have been left stranded since Sunday following the collapse of the Bridge linking the two towns.
The Deputy Minister of Information, Hon.James Agyenim Boateng has said that government’s subsidy on fertilizer and the establishment of agricultural machinery centres, are aimed at encouraging farmers to increase food production.
The Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO) has distributed Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINS) to a number of communities in the Bawku West and the Garu-Tempane districts, under its malaria control and prevention programme.
Chiefs, religious leaders and other key opinion leaders at Sapelliga in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region have been trained on malaria prevention and control as part of efforts to get community leadership involved in reducing malaria infections in the area.
Government is constructing a six-classroom block with a recreational centre and a place of convenience for Nkoranza Senior High School, to facilitate the admission of fresh students for the 2010/2011 academic year.
Mr Kofi Asamoah, Secretary General of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has stressed the need to develop a comprehensive policy on the informal economy to address challenges and help improve working conditions.
The Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocesan Development Office (NABOCADO) of the Catholic Church, has drilled 13 boreholes at the cost of 176,198 Ghana Cedis for some communities in the Upper East Region.
Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has launched a research booklet on Tracking Capitation Grant in Public Primary Schools in Ghana.
The Ellembelle District has not witnessed any major flood-related disaster during this year’s rains compared to the havoc which the suffered last year.
Forty human rights peer educators drawn from Yeji and Prang in Pru District of Brong-Ahafo Region have been trained to educate people about the effects of child labour and child trafficking in the area.
Armed robbers have taken over five uncompleted storey buildings at Aboso, a suburb of Swedru meant to serve as office and residential accommodation for the police.
The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC), is to establish two rehabilitation shelters in Accra and Kumasi this year.
President John Evans Atta Mills has charged Commercial Banks to reduce the current high interest rates to reflect current economic trends in the country.
A Florida based bath and beauty product company, Coastal Scents, in collaboration with Sekaf Ghana Limited and Kimoyo has sponsored a
Health Insurance Project to register and pay annually the National Health Insurance Levy for over 1500 shea nuts pickers and processors in twelve communities in the Northern Region at a cost of GH¢ 18,300.
The District Chief Executive for Afigya-Kwabre, Mr Kwaku Oppong-kyekyeku Kaakyire, has urged parents to support the government in its efforts to improve education.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has identified teenage pregnancy and early marriages as major challenges confronting the girl-child
education in the Ejura-Sekyedumase District.
More than 50,000 employees of the timber industry in Ghana will lose their jobs as a result of the recent upward adjustment in utility tariffs.
Lasallian Developing World Projects, a Catholic Charity Organisation based in the United Kingdom (UK) has spent an amount of 240,000
pounds sterling over the past 20-years, to improve on education infrastructure in the Nadowli District of the Upper West Region.
The Ga Mantse King Tackie Tawiah III appeared in the dock at an Accra Fast Track High Court to testify in a libel suit he has filed against the Dsasetse of the Ga paramount stool.
The Abontem M/A Primary School in the Asante-Mampong Municipality has appealed for more classrooms and furniture for smooth academic work.
About 21,202 children have tested positive to the HIV/AIDS disease nationwide, the Central Regional Coordinator on HIV/AIDS Mr. Ebenezer Koomson, has said.
Technicians of the Volta River Authority (VRA) are dismantling the damaged transformer at the Aboadze Power Thermal Station which was gutted by fire in preparation towards installation of a new transformer.
Government would scale up the pilot project of new born screening for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) being undertaken in Kumasi and Tikrom in the Ashanti Region into a national programme.
Conflict has again reared its ugly head in the Osu Traditional Area following allegations that a faction in the chieftaincy dispute had ‘stolen’ the war god of the Kinkawe Division and taken it to an unknown destination.
The Ghana Police Service, on Tuesday said that the late Rasta Jamal Abubakar died from drowning but was not shot by the Police.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), has initiated measures to ensure proper development and maintenance of law and order in the metropolis.
Hussein Mohammed, a 28-year-old footballer yesterday had the shock of his life when he was shot in the right foot during a demolition exercise supervised by Kasoa District Police.
A Principal Research Investigator, Professor James Philip of the Columbia University, USA, currently working on a research project at the Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC) in the Upper East Region, has been accused of research misconduct and fraud.
The Western Region branch of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) has appealed to the government and the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to engage stakeholders in discussions on the recently announced increases in utilities tariffs.
Authorities of Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has warned the public against individuals who posed as employment agents for the Service. Such impostors are allegedly issuing appointment letters to people ahead of a scheduled recruitment exercise in September.
An Accra Fast Track High Court (FTHC) would on Monday July 26, deliver its ruling on a submission of no case put in by Nana KofiYirenkyi aka “Jesus One Touch” case.
The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), has identified serious leakages in the disbursement procedure of the Capitation Grant across the country.
The Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) in collaboration with “Realizing Rights”, a human rights organization based in the United States is organizing a two-day residential workshop for working women in the Central Region, in Cape Coast.
The Board of Governors and authorities of Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI) are setting up a committee to investigate Monday’s demonstration by students over their teachers’ poor performance.
The Chairman of the Nkoranza Technical Institute (NTI) Parent Teachers Association (PTA), Pastor Yaw Gyan has advised students to refrain from social vices like marijuana (Indian hemp) smoking, drunkenness, stealing and promiscuity.
Farmers in two communities in the operation area of the Newmont Akyem Gold Mine project had demonstrated against the company for non-payment and delay in the payment of compensation for crops Newmont destroyed.
Persons with disabilities (PWDs) would soon get their two percent of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund from the various District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies, by the close of the year.
A 24-year-old palm wine tapper, Kofi Mark, has been remanded in police custody by the Kade District Magistrate’s Court for mercilessly beating his brother’s wife over an earthenware bowl.
A 9-year-old boy, Gideon Owusu, has taken the Amoamo community in the Bekwai Municipality in the Ashanti Region by surprise and hit his mother with a suicide at a nearby bush.
A delegation from Dias Branco, a leading biscuit and paste manufacturing company in Brazil, has visited parts of the Volta Region to explore the possibility of establishing a factory in the region.
The drivers’ union of Diamond Cement at Aflao are at loggerheads with the Ketu South District Assembly over the imposition of haulage levy on cement carted from the factory.
First Lady Ernestina Naadu Mills on Wednesday July 21 presented assorted items to three special educational institutions in the Greater Accra and Eastern regions to mark the 66th birthday of President Mills.
The Nkwanta North District Assembly has set aside twenty-five
percent of its share of the common fund to support youth employment programme in the district.
The management of Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) on Tuesday presented the last batch of 28 Hyundai cars to winners
of its “90 days 90 cars Promotion”.
Mr John Tia Akologu, Minister of Information has pledged the Ministry’s commitment to partner the media in expanding the frontiers of freedom and strengthening publicaccountability.
The chiefs and people of Kwabenya in the Madina Abokobi District of Greater Accra Region are mad at government over its intention to convert Agyemankata, a suburb of the area, into a refuse dump.
Ghana’s relationship with the Comprehensive Nuclear Test–Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) is to ensure seismic monitoring equipment
useful for recommendations on earthquake safety measures.
A 16-year-old pupil of Yeji Methodist Junior High School, Miss Juliana Kamanya has appealed to human rights organizations to intervene and stop her parents from forcing her into early marriage.
The Minister for Environment Science and Technology, Ms Sherry Ayittey has said Newmont Ghana Gold Limited had adhered to all the curative orders given after the cyanide spillage in 2009 in Brong Ahafo Region.
Mr Edward Asakeya, the Gushegu District Director of Education, has said teachers in the district did not deserve any “Best Teacher Award” and as such for the past five years the district had not presented any nominees for the awards to the Regional Directorate of Education.
Eighteen people died through 36 road accidents that were recorded in the Upper West Region from January to June.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister has paid a visit to the collapsed Tain Bridge which links the Tain District to Wenchi Municpal to ascertain the extent of damage.
An inter-district zonal cultural festival for second cycle schools has been held at Konongo with a reminder to the youth to take pride in the nation’s cultural heritage.
An 80-year-old woman, Mary Obosu, is suspected to have committed suicide by burning herself on her bed at Apam on Tuesday.
The Ashanti Regional Directorate of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has distributed 3,000 tree seedlings to 12 basic schools in the Sekyere-Central District.
The Upper West Regional Minister designate, Alhaj Issaku Salia, Wednesday said that he would transparently handle issues to facilitate the development of the Region.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Daniel Julius Avorga, Commander of the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU), has cautioned personnel of the service not to trample on the fundamental rights of the people as they enforce the law.
The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Wednesday held a meeting with stakeholders in plastic manufacturing to address
problems associated with the industry in Accra.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asante-Akim South, Mr De-graft Fokuo, has urged the youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to live above reproach to help make the party more attractive to voters.
The Sunyani Municipality has been hit by torrential rains flooding some parts of the area and cutting off a number of cocoa growing communities from the municipality.
An NDC Youth group called the Concerned NDC youth and Youth of Jirapa District in the Upper West region have demonstrated against their DCE, Bernard Possin for allegedly being insensitive to the needs of the people in the district.
Parliamentary select committee on Defense and Interior has expressed shock at the deplorable living conditions of the police at barracks of the Central Police Station in Accra.
A National Peace Council Bill to give legal backing to the National Peace Council and Regional and District Peace Advisory Councils, is currently before Cabinet, the Interior Minister, Hon. Martin Amidu has said.
Fourteen Ghanaians who were promised job opportunities in Saudi Arabia are indecisive as to whether to come home or continue working there.
The Public Affairs Officer of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, Mr. Issah Musah has debunked any wrong doing by the assembly in auctioning some eight vehicles belonging to the assembly.
Mr Seth Agyei-Baah, Member of Parliamentfor Nkawkaw, said that he would support the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly to desilt drains and demolish buildings on waterways in the area, to avoid flooding.
An international charitable ship carrying 7,500 books, MV Logos Hope has berthed at the Takoradi Port to begin a 12 day goodwill visit to the oil city.
Total Petroleum Ghana Limited a leading oil company in Ghana has presented 40 reference books to the Rural Health Training School at Kintampo in the Kintampo North Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region.
A former staff of Presbyterian Hospital at Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo Region, Mr Charles Yeboah has donated a computer-powered biolux microscope, valued at GH¢ 350 to the health facility.
A move is being instituted to sell economic potentials in the Central Region to the world to boost economic activities in the region.
A group of women attending a leadership training workshop at Dormaa Ahenkro have indicated the readiness of women in the two Dormaa districts to actively participate in the forthcoming district level elections.
Mrs Juliana Azumah, Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs, said government would collaborate with women groups to ensure their active participation in the shipping industry.
The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Teachers Cooperative Credit Union made a net profit of GH¢9,669.09 in 2009 as against GH¢5,081.45 in 2008, representing about 90.2 percent increase.
Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr Cezar Kale, has advised the youth to disassociate themselves from any form of violence be it political, religious, chieftaincy or land dispute and focus on issues of national development.
Regional Chairmen of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), has adopted measures to deepen relationship with governance institutions to strengthen the tenets of good governance.
The Minister of Information, Mr. John Tia Akologo, has appealed tojournalists to desist from over sensationalism and exaggeration.
Participants, at a seminar on the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority, (SADA) have advocated the creation of a common market for farmers in Northern Ghana to ensure ready market for their produce.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), acting in partnership with the Energy Technology Research Group of the Southampton University, United Kingdom (UK), has commenced research into the use of modern technologies to develop bio-fuel in Ghana.
Health personnel in the Western Region have attributed poor health care to poor facilities in the health institutions and the deplorable
Police and Military personnel in the volatile Bawku Municipality are currently in an exercise to disarm residents who still have arms in their possession.
The management of Passion for Needy, a charitable organisation, on Friday donated food items worth GH¢8,700 to the flood victims in the
President John Evans Atta Mills leaves Accra on Saturday, July 24, for Kampala, Uganda, to attend the 15th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of African Union (AU) scheduled from July 25 to 27.
The Juaso Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Justice S.K. Sarpong Appiah, has ordered that a 32-year-old teacher be held in prison custody for allegedly stealing a sheep valued at GH¢ 45.00.
Ghana earned about 1.6 billion dollars from tourism as the fourth largest foreign exchange earner last year after gold, cocoa and remittances from Ghanaians resident abroad.
Staff of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS) in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis on have appealed to the Ministry of Finance to resource all MDAs to enable them buy units for their prepaid meters
Divisional Officer Grade One (DOI) Paul Opoku Peprah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Fire Officer, has appealed for allocation of enough budgetary for the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) for the prevention of fire outbreaks.
A Tarkwa Circuit Court has acquitted and discharged Abu Ayambilla, a labourer, who was accused of conspiring with armed men to rob a plantation.
The police have busted three suspected armed robbers who attempted to attack and rob passengers travelling on the Techiman-Kintampo road on July 13 this year.
A teacher in Nkoranza South District, Mr. Alexander Boadum has noted lack of computers in some schools was making the teaching and learning of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) programme difficult.
Cocoa farmers at Fianko in the Asunafo North Municipality have appealed to the government to ensure the construction of the four kilometer feeder road to Dominase, which has been in a deplorable state for the past two years.
Cocoa farmers at Kramokrom in Asunafo North Municipality, have threatened to sell their produce to Cote D’Ivoire if the government did not implement an effective mass cocoa spraying programme in the area.
Parliament, on Friday, unanimously approved Alhaj Issaku Salia’s nomination as the Upper West Regional Minister.
Members of Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) have called for a repeal of the law on causing fear and panic because it infringed on the freedom of the Ghanaian.
Police in Tamale have intercepted a busload of children being trafficked from the Upper East Region to Accra.
The Ministry of Transport in collaboration with its agencies embarked on a Safety Walk to create awareness on road safety.
Environmental advocates have called on the media to join the crusade to defend the environment and expose the impact of climate change.
Mrs Christina Esi Bobobee, Administrator of Stool Lands, has called on Journalists to specialise on issues concerning natural resources, land management and administration.
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has expressed concern about the numerous advertisements in the media which sought to promote the sale of drugs and alcohol.
Stakeholders in the rice industry have held a forum to map out strategies for the formation of a rice value chain network to enhance coordination among the various players.
The management of Coca-Cola and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are collaborating to provide about 1.5 million dollars to improve water and sanitation in Ghana for the next three years.
A five-member committee with an oversight responsibility to manage Ellembelle District Assembly’s Common Fund for persons with disabilities has been inaugurated at Nkroful in the Western Region.
The Ellembelle Constituency Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kwame Amossah has advised party faithful not to take advantage of the democratic dispensation of the country to denigrate people in authority.
The management of Passion for Needy, a charitable organisation, has donated food items worth GH¢8,700 to flood victims in the Ashaiman Municipality.
The Transport Officer at Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), has underscored the need for Ghanaians to acquire professional education in health, safety and the environment issues, to boost the operations of the oil and gas industry.
The Bureau of National Investigation (BNI), Saturday night arrested three persons suspected to be manufacturers of illegal mining equipment at Beposo Nkran near Takoradi in the Western Region.
Ministry of Health (MOH) has called for collective redefining of a new niche and repositioning of plant medical herbal practice in the country.
The government has approved the use of fire arms by the border patrol unit (BPU) of Ghana immigration service to fight smuggling across the country’s borders, Interior Minister, Hon. Martin Amidu, has said.
Accra is to be launched into the modern rail transport system with the planned introduction of mono-rail coaches in the next five years.
The Advertisers Association of Ghana has agreed to suspend a legal suit against the Accra Metropolitan Assembly over what it says are recent exorbitant increases in its levies.
Some cocoa farmers in Akyem Abokoase, Sekyere and Enyiresi, in the Atiwa District, have expressed concern about the failure of government to release the second tranche of the 2008/2009 season bonus to them.
The distress call of a man who had been hacked and dumped at the Awudome Cemetery in Accra by unknown assailants sent shivers down the spines of residents in the area.
Barely 48 hours after a nine-year-old boy was reported to have hanged himself at Bekwai in the Ashanti Region, a man in his late 30s, has also committed suicide in another bizarre circumstance.
Plan Ghana, a child centered NGO, has handed over boreholes to eleven selected basic schools in rural communities, in the Upper Manya Krobo district of the Eastern region.
Hundreds of irate students from the Social Advance Institute, an Accra-based Catholic school, abandoned classes and staged a street demonstration against the Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Accra, Most Rev. Gabriel Palmer Buckle.
The Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Koku Awoonor-Williams has called on the Information Services Department (ISD), to partner Ghana Health Services to embark on public health education on tuberculosis (TB).
A new Agriculture project dubbed: “Linking Farmers to Markets (FTM),” is being implemented in Ghana to help address marketing problems confronting farmers after harvesting their crops.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Professor Daniel Mireku-Gyimah, has described the institution’s products as people with one of the best brains needed to transform Ghana and Africa.
Ms Ophelia Koomson, Birim Central Chief Executive, has advised parents to take advantage of government’s intervention to make education affordable by sending their children, especially the girl-child, to school.
Three second cycle schools in the Builsa District of the Upper East Region are to get additional school infrastructure valued at GH¢8,533,677.27 to smoothly commence the four-year programme.
The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa (AOB) District Assembly has completed eighteen development projects in the past 18 months at a total cost of GH¢512,000 to improve the living conditions of the people.
Residents of Akim Adasewase near Akim Anyinam, have appealed to government to rehabilitate a road from Akim Anyinam to Akim Adasewase, a distance of about 4.5km.
Eastern Region recorded a total of 8,610 deaths in children under one year, statistics from the Births and Deaths Registry has indicated.
Tragedy hit a family at Akim Asiakwa in the East Akyem Municipality when a 70-year-old man was swept away by running waters after a heavy downpour on Thursday.
Before Parliament rises on August 3, the House will pass the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) Bill, to set the pace for the accelerated development of the North.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has inaugurated seven stand pipes under a pro-poor water project at Glefe in the Greater Accra Region.
Mr Kwame D. Gakpey, Behavioural Change Communication Specialist of the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), has observed that it is about time the citizenry consider malaria “as a killer and not just a disease”.
Osabarima Osampanin II, chief of Akyem Osino, in the Fanteakwa District, has urged Mumuadu communities to observe and maintain the traditional practices bequeathed to them by their ancestors.
Mr Robert Coleman, Manager in-charge of Accra Zone and Domestic Waste of Zoomlion, has appealed to residents of Accra to desist from throwing household waste onto the streets.
The University of Education, Winneba (UEW), has received a renewal grant of 1,500,000 US dollars from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to expand distance education delivery, library automation and gender mainstreaming.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, (CCFC) is implementing a three year project on a new educational model known as: “Learning Through Play” (LTP) in the Nanumba District of the Northern Region.
Mr Tioku Ampabeng, a retired public servant at Mangoase, has said the law enforcement agencies must apply the law for drivers to strictly adhere to road and driving regulations.
Members of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has been called upon to close their ranks and work tirelessly to help improve the
party’s fortunes in the 2012 elections.
The National Secretary of the Ghana Mine Workers Union (GMWU) of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Mr Prince William Ankrah has said the lack of adequate infrastructure and the increasing number of slums in mining communities was a sign of failure on the part of government and local authorities.
Government is spending more than GH¢ 400,000 towards the tarring of the two-kilometre road in Busunya, the capital of the Nkoranza North District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
A traditional ruler has called for the re-visitation and enforcement of puberty rites to control the spread of HIV/AIDS.
A special thanksgiving service has been held for officers and men of the 66 Artillery Regiment at the Volta Barrack, who returned from a peace keeping mission in Chad.
The Management of Buabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary in the Nkoranza North District of the Brong Ahafo Region, has purchased a 14- seater bus at the cost of GHC 16,500 to facilitate the movement of tourists.
Sene District branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), has called on Government to rehabilitate roads in the area to facilitate the carting of stockpiles of foodstuff to the market centers.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Directorate of Education, has directed all basic school heads to terminate the organisation of the end of term merry making popularly called “our day”.
The Minister for Water Resource , Works and Housing, Mr. Alban Bagbin with support from the Minister for Finance, Mr. Kwabena Duffour has formerly broken ground for the commencement of water works rehabilitation in the Kwahu East district of the Eastern region.
About 500 pupils have benefited from the government’s free school uniform project in the Krachi West District in the Volta Region.
Mr Sulley Abudu Zakaria Lord, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of West Mamprusi, has been commended for initiating a number of projects to enhance development in the district.
A group of nurses and midwives recruited in 2009 have expressed worry about the non-payment of their salaries and outstanding arrears and called on government to immediately solve the problem.
District Directors of Education and their human resource and development officers have been urged not to post lazy and
non-performing teachers to kindergarten schools.
The District Police Command in Bongo in the Upper East Region on Saturday night impounded a 33-seater bus bound for Niger with 90
bags of fertilizer suspected to be those subsidised by government.
Health Institutions in the Dormaa Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region recorded 558 fresh HIV positive cases in 2009, made up of 232 males and 326 females.
President John Atta Mills has appealed to colleague African leaders to commit themselves to the health of expectant mothers, infants and children and tackle their health issues in a holistic manner.
The Ghana Enslavement Reparation and Repatriation Foundation (GERRF), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) operating in the northern regions, has appealed to President John Atta Mills to stop using the Osu castle as his residence and office accommodation.
The country’s mining companies have between 2005 and 2009 spent a total of US$ 47.7 million in support of communities in catchment areas as part of their social responsibility.
Supporters of the Sissala East constituency chairman of the National Democracy Congress (NDC) are said to have locked the DCE out of office on Sunday.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that Ghana is positioning herself to become a major exporter of electric power in
the coming years.
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly last year spent more than 40 per cent of its capital expenditure of over GH¢ 450,000 on education.
Three persons are reported dead in two fatal accidents involving two Metro Mass Transit (MMT) buses in the Upper West Region.
The General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana and Head Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Accra, Rev. Dr. Fred Deegbe, has confirmed to Citi News the death of the Head Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Kwadaso Nzema in Kumasi.
Some 21 persons found on board the Madalena, a Spanish vessel bound for that country have been arrested and placed in Police custody.
The National Hajj Committee has fixed the fee for November 2010 Pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia at 3,100 dollars per person or its equivalent in local currency to be paid by mid-October.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that Ghana was positioning herself to become a major exporter of electric power in the coming years.
Reports indicates that the Eastern Regional Officer of the National Disaster and Management Organization (NADMO) is vigorously hunting for the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North constituency in the Eastern Region, Hon. Prof. (Emeritus) Samuel Amoako to account for some relief items worth thousands of new Ghana cedis which he took in the year 2008 and could not be traced.
The United Liberian Association in Ghana (ULAG), an association of Liberian residents in Ghana, has donated assorted items to the inmates of Weija Leprosarium in the Ga South Municipality of Greater Accra Region.
An Accra Fast Track High Court (FTHC) has ordered Nana Kofi Yirenkyi aka “Jesus One Touch” facing charges of defilement and incest to open his defence.
Communities in the Greater Accra Region have been urged to provide premises and facilities for the establishment of more fire stations to make their fire prevention and extinguishing services more accessible.
George Antobam, an 80-year old man, was last Thursday burnt to death by fire which razed his wooden house at Poasie in New Takoradi.
The Deputy Minister of Energy, Hon. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has said government would ensure that Jubilee Field operators worked within approved rules and internationally accepted standards to prevent disasters.
The Secretary General of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Mr Kofi Asamoah has said wage disparity in mining companies does not promote industrial harmony.
The Ketu South District Assembly has undertaken a massive street lighting project in the Aflao township, the border area and some communities in the district.
Ghana has launched a plantations’ development programme to regain its lost forest cover in line with global development objectives particularly, the Millennium Development Goals, Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has said.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mrs. Margaret Selenu Agbemabiese, Kpeshie Divisional Officer of DOVVSU, has urged churches to play leadership role in the fight against domestic violence.
First Lady, Ernestina Naadu Mills has called for increased cervical cancer awareness and strategies to ensure early detection and combat the spread of the devastating disease peculiar to womanhood.
The entire 3,000 students of Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI), who boycotted the third term promotional examination and demonstrated against some of their teachers’ for non performance, have now agreed to write the papers starting today Tuesday.
The St. Anselm Anglican Cathedral Women Fellowship in Sunyani has donated items estimated at GHC 600.00 to the in-mates of the Sunyani Central Female Prison as part of the groups charitable activities.
A Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Fiifi-Kwetey at the launch of two new products by FirstBanc Financial Services (FSS) called on Ghanaians to take advantage of the single digit inflation and the stability of the cedi to invest prudently for the future.
The Interior Minister has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council, and by Executive Instrument, renewed for a week the curfew imposed on the Bawku Municipality and its environs.
The Interior Minister has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council,
and by Executive Instrument, renewed for a week the curfew imposed on the Bawku
Municipality and its environs.
President John Evans Atta Mills has received a message of appreciation from Cuban Leader Raul Castro, for his efforts to secure more freedom for Cubans, from the US.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kofi Vinyo Company Limited, Mr. Kofi Vinyo has presented 24-inch used 10 Television (TV) sets worth GHC 2,000 to the Sunyani Regional Hospital.
Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has joined other democratic stakeholders to call for the abolition of the indemnity clause which insulated individuals and persons affiliated to previous military regimes from prosecution.
A District Director of Education has called for an urgent consideration for increase in teacher trainee intake in the 38 Colleges of Education to levels about three to four decadesago.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Hamidu Mahama, Western Regional Police Commander, has said that Chinese miners were not prospecting for gold in the Ankobra River.
The Most Rev Vincent Boi-Nai, the Catholic Bishop of the Yendi
Diocese, has appealed to women not to allow cultural barriers to hinder them and they must come out in their numbers to contest the 2010 district level election.
Parliament Tuesday went into a close door sitting an hour after business of the day started to consider two loan agreements for the Ministry of Defence.
Government is moving at a faster speed to address concerns raised by industry and domestic consumers about the recent Utility tariff increases.
The Founder of the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Teachers Cooperative
Credit Union, Mr John J. Amoah, has suggested the establishment of “Ghana Co-operative Credit Union Bank” to operate in line with rural banks.
The Assembly Member for Bekwai-Adankranja, Miss Veronica Amoatemaah, has appealed to government to rehabilitate the 10.8 kilometre Bekwai Railways-Homase road to help boost economic activities in the area.
The cold weather being experienced in the southern part of the country, coupled with skies that appear to be cloudy during certain periods of the day is not an indication of pending rainfall.
The Upper West Regional Director of Food and Agriculture, Mr. Charles Adams, has called for equal attention to be given to crop production, animal husbandry and poultry production to promote food security.
Ghana has achieved 99.99 per cent reduction of the Guinea Worm disease since the inception of the Guinea worm eradication programme in 1989.
The Obuasi Municipal Director of Education, Mr Johnny Owusu-Boadi, has advised parents to avoid ostentatious lifestyle and invest in their children’s education.
Trial of the two soldiers being held over the death of Alhaji Issa Mobilla, Former Northern Regional Chairman of Convention Peoples Party (CPP), re-started at an Accra Fast Track High Court on Tuesday.
The Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing has given the assurance that Ghanaian companies would benefit from the 1.5 billion dollar STX Korea Housing Project.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama will on Thursday, July 29 meet executives of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) over concerns raised by the two groups following the increase in utility tariffs by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).
Some Chiefs in mining communities are illegitimately issuing mining licenses to foreigners to undertake mining.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says it will employ all legal means to recover from the Ministry of Youth and Sports taxes in respect of bonuses and other earnings paid to players and officials of the Black Stars from their participation in the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The paramount chief of Kpando, Togbuiga Dagadu (VIII) has released 100 acres to support a rehabilitation project for ex-convicts.
Madam Teresa Abugah, Head of the Women’s Desk of the Ghana Trade Union Congress (GTUC), on Tuesday, urged women to pursue challenging professions, towards raising their profiles for leadership in society.
Mr Moses Alorgbey, President of the Volta Regional branch of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) has observed that, the absence of a National Youth Policy has placed limitations on the youth’s contribution towards nation building.
The government is contracting a total loan of 59 million US dollars from the Indian Exim bank to procure vital logistics to equip the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to enhance its performance.
The Odikro of Mensakrom, a farming community in Sunyani Municipal, Mr. Charles M. Commodore has appealed to the government to construct the main road linking Mensakrom and neighbouring communities to help facilitate socio-economic activities in the area.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo has appealed to the media, especially the FM radio stations to concentrate on development and educative issues that would ensure the nation’s progress.
Unilever Ghana recorded a sharp decline in its operation income from GH¢28.5 million in 2008 to GH¢6.5 million in 2009.
An aspiring flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Mr Alan Kyeremanten, has said an NPP government under his leadership would create more jobs for the youth and promote business activities for an improvement in the living standards of Ghanaians.
The Chairman of the Ghana National Fire Service Council, Alhaji Amadu Sorogho, has stated that, the lack of recognition and consideration for the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) by successive governments had been the bane of the Service.
The 2008 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has donated relief items to the victims of the recent floods that devastated parts of Ashaiman.
All Basic School structures under construction within the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metropolitan Area are to be completed before the next academic year to end the shift system.
Nutrition-related diseases, particularly diabetes and hypertension, are assuming abnormal proportions in the Dormaa Municipality.
A nine-member delegation from the Ugandan Local Government Ministry, has called on the Central Regional Minister, Mrs. Ama Benyiwa-Doe in Cape Coast.
The government’s resolve to create an enabling environment for growth of businesses has started paying off making the country to record 105 projects valued at about 663 million dollars in the second quarter of the year.
The Dormaa Municipal Health Directorate and the Koun-Fao District counterpart in Cote d’Ivoire are collaborating to guarantee easy access to basic health care services among citizens of Ghana and the neighbouring country resident along the border.
The Effutu Municipal Assembly in collaboration with the Member of Parliament for the area, Mr Mike Hammah, has presented relief items worth GH¢ 5,000.00 to support the Walababa flood victims.
The about 2,600 workers of Ghana Post (GP) Company would not be paid salaries this month due to GH¢ 2.4 million damages awarded against the company by an Accra High Court in favour of the management of Sky Consult and Management Services.
Vice President John Dramani Mahamahas called for a closer partnership between the church and state to address the high level of injustice, unfairness and irresponsibility on the African continent.
The Chief Justice (CJ), Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, says there is a need for a credible judicial system that will provide protection in the event of investment disputes.
The University of Ghana (UG), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), to promote academic work and research into petroleum.
The Board of Directors of the Ghana International Airlines Limited (GIAL) has after a review of the operations of the Company and its financial standing, decided to ask 140 workers to stay at home while the company discusses with the Union their continued employment with the company.
Some Executive Members of the Bongo District Assembly and the District Chief Executive, Mr Clement Akugre, are in disagreement over GH¢ 154,000 that is to be deducted from the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) to finance a trip by four members of the Assembly to the US.
The Jomoro District Chief Executive, Mr Victor Kabenlah, has appealed to service personnel to accept postings to the rural areas.
A magistrate court in Sunyani has remanded a 26-year-old pregnant woman into prison custody for killing her one-and-half-year old baby girl.
Members of the Kwamikrom branch of the White Cross Church on Tuesday spent several hours repairing part of the damaged bridge
over Kronkron stream on the Kwamikron/Jasikan road.
A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced a 38-year-old carpenter to 12 years imprisonment in hard labour for defiling a 13-year old girl.
The Atebubu-Amantin District Assembly has embarked on commercial rice farming on 50 acres of land to boost internally generated funds.
The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) says it is left with no option than to go ahead with its planned nationwide demonstration against recent utility tariff hikes.
About 8 students of Christ for All Senior High School in Zebilla have been rushed to the Zebilla hospital following injuries sustained in bloody clashes between Senior and junior students of the school.
The case of the two soldiers standing trial over the death of Alhaji Issa Mobilla, Former Northern Regional Chairman of Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP), has been adjourned sine die (indefinitely) pending a directive from the Chief Justice.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr. Joseph Nyarko recorded more than 100 domestic fires and 30 cases of flood from January to June.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ellembelle, Hon. Daniel K. Eshun, has urged communities to elect assembly members who are pro-active and committed to advance the cause of the decentralization process.
The Nkoranza District Directorate of Education has organized a workshop for more than 200 head teachers and their assistants on basic principles of accounting to be able to manage the Capitation Grant efficiently.
Some 192 school children from Kologu-zuo Primary School in the Kassena-Nankana East District have received school uniforms and exercise books under the government’s free school uniform programme.
A Tarkwa circuit court has remanded a 31-year-old farmer, Daniel Mensah, for beating his wife Theresa Adomah till she became unconscious and attempting suicide.
Professor Daniel Mireku-Gyimah, Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) has noted that Ghana’s major challenge is how to exploit its several unexplored natural mineral deposits.
The Japanese Government has provided a grant of 103,388 dollars to the authorities of Dormaa Vocational Training Centre (DVTC) in the Brong Ahafo Region to construct a girls’ hostel and ancillary facilities.
About fifteen per cent of pregnant women develop complications as a result of direct obstetric complications that could be treated. Mr. Patrick Aboagye, deputy Director for Reproductive and Child Health, Ghana Health Service (GHS), said on Wednesday.
Professor Clifford Nii Boi Tagoe, Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana, has urged management of its Accra City Campus (ACC) not to relent on their efforts to provide more facilities for teaching and learning.
In a bid to find solutions to the many developmental problems confronting the Ashaiman municipality, a one day forum involving various stakeholders has been held at the Ashaiman government school dubbed"Making development a reality in Ashaiman".
The Akuapem North district education directorate has opened its Science , Technology and Mathematics Education (STME) clinic at the Presbyterian college of education at Akropong in the Eastern region.
The STX Korean housing loan deal that has generated so much debate between the majority and the minority in parliament , leading to an earlier withdrwal has been laid back before the House.
There was drama at the shrine a fetish priest, Togbe Sheto at Akyem- Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region, when a lady in her late 40’s allegedly gave birth to frogs.
Research works that the Mobile Technology for Community Health Project (MOTECH) was undertaking at the Navrongo Health Research Centre has come to a halt.
Nana Adusei Atwenewaa Ampem, Omanhene of Tepa Traditional Area, has encouraged Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to form partnerships to enable them to access bank credit to expand their businesses.
The police in Sunyani are investigating the murder of a 35-year-old female trader at Nwoaso, a farming community near Atronie in the Sunyani municipality.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama is to launch the Ghana Eight Number Hospitals Project at Wa in the Upper West Regional on Saturday, July 31.
Thousands of Ghanaian workers Thursday joined in a mass protest against high utility tariffs.
A law targeted at regulating the performance and activities of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives is in the pipeline.
Government is to establish two more public universities in the Volta and Brong-Ahafo Regions to bring to eight the number of such universities in the country.
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA) have been called upon to step up their performance in order to qualify for District Development Facility (DDF) which will earn them more funds to achieve their development targets.
Residents of Accra have cried out to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), to as a matter of urgency, bring back Zoomlion to manage waste in the capital since some companies that were contracted by the Assembly have not been able to perform effectively.
Vice President John Mahama has acknowledged that the considerable gains achieved by the government are indication that the “Better Ghana Agenda” promised the people of Ghana is on course.
The Central Regional branch of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) on Thursday embarked on a peaceful demonstration in Cape Coast to press home their grievances over the increase in utility tariffs.
A two member fumigation team from the Tema office of Zoomlion Ghana Limited last Saturday stormed the vicinity of the Uhuru electoral area of Community Seven, Tema, to disinfect the area, which in recent times, has come under attack by swarms of mosquitoes.
The Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive, Numo Adinortey Addison, last Tuesday presented 1,640 free school uniforms and 92,045 exercise books to basic schools within the Ashaiman municipality.
The German Government is to set up a science centre in Ghana to help mitigate the effects of climate change in nine West African countries.
Mr. Sam Sowah Oblejumah, a Divisional Fire Officer of Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), has appealed to the media to intensify public education and awareness on Proper Rescue Trauma Care and Pre-hospital care during road traffic accidents.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional branch of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) on Thursday joined the nationwide demonstration of the Union to register its protest against the increases in utility tariffs.
The increases in utility tariff have generated a lot of criticisms by residents in Berekum Municipality.
A programme dubbed, “Wash United” aimed at promoting proper hygiene and sanitation practices in schools and communities has been introduced in the Kassena Nankana West District of the Upper East Region.
The Western Regional Branch of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), on Thursday called on Government to impress upon the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission to reduce utility tariffs.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of Ghana Police Service has busted a syndicate that uses personal information on Facebook to indulge in nefarious activities against users.
The Government of Ghana spent close to 15 milliondollars on Ghana’s participation in the just ended 2010 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in South Africa.
The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has hinted that the FA will from next month, organise a licence “B” coaching course for local coaches in the country.
Mr Francis Abotsi, the Volta Regional Environmental Health Officer, has said the Ho Municipal Assembly should close its final refuse dumping site off the Ho/Aflao Highway to avert environmental disaster.
Residents of Koforidua Old Estate SSNIT flat have threatened to mount a road block on the ongoing Atekyem highway to bar drivers from using that stretch of the road, which links Suhum and Tafo, if the government fails to consider constructing speed ramps.
Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the Volta Region, have been accused of thwarting the efforts of the Value Added Tax (VAT) Service in Ho to rake revenue for government.
The Ga West municipal assembly has honoured 31 teachers and non teaching staff for their dedication to duty and immense contributions toward promotion of quality education delivery in the district.
The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication has started teaching some school children at Kwabeng in the Atiwa district of the Eastern region, how to use the computer to access information.
Close to 500 irate youth activists of the National Democratic Congress on Friday July 30 besieged the offices of the Kadjebi District Assembly with intentions to remove the DCE.
Mr. Mike Hammah , Minister of Transport, has appealed to the people of the Effutu constituency to weed their surroundings and desilt chocked gutters to ensure free flow of water to prevent flooding.
The Mayor of Accra Dr Alfred Vanderpuye has unveiled a new logo for the national capital as part of efforts to re-brand the city.
The Passion For Needy, an NGO that supports the needy and the under privileged in society, has donated quantities of assorted food items worth GH¢ 8700 to the flood victims at Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region.
Togbe Kwame Settor, 64, who posed as a university professor and collected GHC 12,000 from an applicant seeking admission to the University of Ghana Business School, was on Thursday July 29, sentenced to 12 months imprisonment in hard labour by the Koforidua Circuit Court ’A’.
Police in the Central Region have impounded a bus carrying 120 children aged between 3 and 15 years suspected to be trafficked.
The District Chief Executive for Bongo in the Upper East Region, Mr. Clement Akugre, has in a rather incisive and quick-witted rebuttal denied allegations of misconduct and wrong doings leveled against him by a cross-section of Members of the Assembly.
NDC supporters in Ahafo-Ano South in the Ashanti Region Region have locked up the offices of the District Chief Executive.
A five-member committee that investigated the oil spillage at Kosmos Drilling Fields in West Cape Three Points in the Western Region has recommended that the management paid some money to the Government.
Ninety-three persons perished and 748 others seriously injured in 349 motor accidents in the first six months of the year, in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The government, through the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), has procured 1,000 outboard motors for distribution to fishermen in the country, the Western Regional Director of the Fisheries Commission, Mr. Alexander Addo has said.
The Co-ordinator of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr. Kofi Portuphy has revealed that the Secretariat would need more than GH¢29 million to provide food and non-food items for victims of last June’s floods.
Electoral Commission (EC) has announced that it would start nation-wide distribution of ballot papers for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Congress to elect its presidential candidate on August 03.
The two-week 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC) scheduled for October is estimated to cost about GH¢70 million, Dr Grace Bediako, the Government Statistician, has said.
Scholars in Transit, a non-governmental organisation in Nkoranza in partnership with the Ghana Bible Society, has launched a programme, “Show the child the right way to God” under which it bought English Bibles to be distributed to Junior High School students in selected districts and municipalities in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The Vice Chairman of the Association of Principals of Technical Institutes, Alhaji Alhassan Umar has commended Nkoranza South District Assembly for providing infrastructure to help promote effective teaching and learning at Nkoranza Technical Institute.
Several hundreds of newly recruited nurses and mid-wives across the country have threatened to embark on a strike action if their 18-months salary arrears are not paid by the Health Ministry in the next few days.
All 120 children being transported to Half Asini in the Western Region to undertake menial jobs have been sent back to their parents at Ekumfi Narkwa and Ekumpoano in the central Region.