POLITICS:
NDC is pacesetter in democracy in Ghana – Baba Jamal
Friday, July 01 2011

The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) says as far as the 4th Republic is concerned, the party is a pacesetter in democracy.

CRIME:
Gunmen attack NDC Chairman
Friday, July 01 2011

Reports reaching ghanadistricts.com indicate that the vehicle of the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Yaw Owusu Obimpeh was attacked by gunmen on Thursday night.

SECURITY:
Pressure Group apologizes for ’threatening’ Chief Justice
Friday, July 01 2011

Political Pressure group, the Network of Social Democrats (NESOD), has withdrawn a phrase it used to describe how the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood, should be removed out of office.

POLITICS:
President Mills justifies inclusion of youth in his administration
Friday, July 01 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills says he has no regrets for having young men and women serving in hisadministration and supporting the desire to build a Better Ghana.

AMA :
Faith Evangelical Mission support Children’s hospital
Saturday, July 02 2011

The Faith Evangelical Mission, Mataheko branch, as part of its annual health walk, has donated food items worth GH¢ 2,000 to the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital, in Accra on Friday. 

WA :
Senior Citizens undertake body screening to mark Republic Day
Saturday, July 02 2011

The Upper West Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and the Wa Municipal Health Directorate, organised body screening exercises for 50 senior citizens, who attended this year’s Senior Citizens Day in Wa on Friday, to mark the Republic Day celebration.

ADAKLU-ANYIGBE :
Education is important for unity and development
Saturday, July 02 2011

Mr Vincent Tefe, Adaklu Anyigbe District Director of Education, said the importance of education in achieving unity and development could not be overemphasized.  

WASSA AMENFI EAST :
Thirty-Five health personnel complete training on LDP
Saturday, July 02 2011

Some 35 health personnel from the Western Regional Health Directorate and six districts, passed out after a six months training on the Leadership Development Programme (LDP).

ELLEMBELLE :
Orientation training for Assembly members
Saturday, July 02 2011

A three-day orientation training workshop for assembly members in the Ellembelle District has begun with a call on assembly members to co-operate with other actors in the assembly. 

SHAMA :
Assembly marks Republic Day with blood screening exercise
Saturday, July 02 2011

The Shama District Assembly organized a health walk and blood screening exercise for its staff and the general public, as part of activities marking the Republic Day celebration, in Shama.

KUMASI :
Civil servants urged to exhibit high sense of patriotism
Saturday, July 02 2011

Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, has urged civil servants to exhibit a high sense of patriotism in the discharge of their duties to inject pace into the country’s socio-economic progress.  

AFIGYA-KWABRE :
Assembly fetes senior citizens
Saturday, July 02 2011

The Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly on Friday feted senior citizens in the area as the nation marked the 51st republic day.

KMA :
Maternal mortality shoots up in Ashanti Region
Sunday, July 03 2011

The Ashanti Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Aaron Offei, has expressed concern about the increased maternal mortality rate in the region.

KARAGA :
NGO support four districts to improve education
Sunday, July 03 2011

A consortium of four Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) operating in the Northern parts of Ghana, are supporting four districts with a 150,000 dollar scheme to improve the standard of education towards transforming their societies.

SOCIAL :
Ghana to tackle climate change
Sunday, July 03 2011

Government will soon establish a Science Space Centre to provide accurate information about economic impact of climate conditions.

SPORTS :
Gyan picks top SWAG awards
Sunday, July 03 2011

Black Stars and Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has been adjudged the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Sports Personality of the year, 2010.

SUNYANI :
Christian NGO supports prisoners, orphans
Sunday, July 03 2011

Pastor Moses Kyeremeh, Founder of Glorious Victory Ministry, a Christian non-governmental organisation, has presented three bales of second-hand clothing to inmates of Sunyani Central Prisons.

AKUAPIM SOUTH :
MCE nominee receives confirmation
Monday, July 04 2011

Fifty votes out of 75 were enough for Mark Amoako Dompreh, the president’s nominee for the Akwapim South Municipality to be confirmed as the Chief Executive.

WINNEBA :
Winneba Forestry office supplies 43,332 seedlings to public
Monday, July 04 2011

The Winneba District Office of the Forestry Department of the Forestry Services Commission, last year nursed a total number of 50,000 different species of tree seedlings to help protect the environment. 

BOLGATANGA :
New Bishop celebrates thanksgiving mass
Monday, July 04 2011

Most Reverend Bishop Alfred Agyenta, the New Bishop for the Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese of the Catholic Church, said the Diocese was going through crisis of faith.  

ASUTIFI :
Asantehene bemoans lack of respect for authority
Monday, July 04 2011

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene bemoaned the lack of respect for authority and indiscipline among Ghanaians, which he said was a clear departure from the traditions used to build the nation.

AKUAPIM NORTH :
Body exercises prevents premature death - Medical officer
Monday, July 04 2011

The Akuapem North District Director of Health Services, Dr Joseph Opare, has advised Ghanaians to undertake frequent body exercises to prevent premature death.

ELLEMBELLE :
Nkroful gets a new chief
Monday, July 04 2011

A 37-year old educationist has been out-doored at a colourful durbar as the chief of Nkroful in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region.  

TEMA :
Residents asked to keep environment clean
Monday, July 04 2011

Mr Robert Kempes Papa Nii Ofosuware, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has reminded residents of the Metropolis that it was their collective responsibility to keep the environment clean.  

SOCIAL :
Gov’t reaffirms commitment to STX project
Monday, July 04 2011

The Minister of Water Resource,Works and Housing, Mr Alban Bagbin, has debunked newspaper reports that the Korean partners in the STX deal are packing out of the country.

TRANSPORTATION :
Ghana houses first private aviation school in West Africa
Monday, July 04 2011

The first private aviation school in West Africa to train Senior High School graduates into full Commercial Pilots has been established in Ghana.

NEW JUABEN :
Ghana ranked 10th preferred tourist destination in Africa
Monday, July 04 2011

Ghana is ranked the 105th preferred tourist destination in the world and the 10th in Africa. 

SOCIAL:
Kente festival scheduled for August 6
Monday, July 04 2011

Ghana is to hold its first National Kente Week celebration on Saturday, August 6, 2011.

SUNYANI WEST :
Improper handling of food kills – FDB warns service providers
Monday, July 04 2011

The Public Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service recorded a total of 3,286 cases of cholera between September 2010 and March 2011.

EJISU :
PTA builds two-storey block of 15 classrooms
Monday, July 04 2011

The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the Ejisu Secondary/Technical School has built a two-storey block of 15 classrooms for the school at GH¢400,000.00.

KMA :
Kumasi Girls SHS builds centre from IGF
Monday, July 04 2011

Kumasi Girls Senior High School (SHS), has used internally generated funds to build a modern students ironing centre.

SEKONDI TAKORADI :
Environment Minister inaugurates Western Regional Oversight Committee
Monday, July 04 2011

The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ms Sherry Ayittey, on Tuesday inaugurated an 11-member Western Regional Oversight Committee to supervise the preparation of spatial development  framework for the Region.

AGRICULTURE :
Planning C’ttee for Agriculture Fair inaugurated
Monday, July 04 2011

A 15-member national planning committee to oversee the successful implementation of the Agriculture Fair (AGRIFA 2011) has been inaugurated in Accra.

KMA :
Educationist calls for more support for women
Monday, July 04 2011

Ms Gladys Amaning, Kumasi Metropolitan Director of Education, has called for the creation of more favourable conditions for the retention of girls in schools.

BUNKPURUGU/YUNYOO:
DCE upset with media
Monday, July 04 2011

The District Chief Executive for Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo in the Northern Region has condemned a section of the media over what he says are attempts to continually paint the area black.

AGONA WEST:
Assembly to create more jobs through agriculture.
Monday, July 04 2011


The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Agona West Municipality Emmanuel Kweku Tetteh has reiterated the desire of the government to create jobs for the youth through diversify agricultural policies.

EFFUTU MUNICIPAL:
Assembly Fetes senior citizens
Monday, July 04 2011

The Effutu Municipal Assembly on Republic Day feted some senior citizens, including retired civil servants, in the area to honour them for their services toward national development.

WEST GONJA:
Assembly Invest more than GH¢ 900,000 in education
Monday, July 04 2011

The West Gonja District Assembly in the Northern Region has within the last two years invested more than GH¢900,000 for the provision of educational infrastructure towards improving the educational standards in the district.

MFANTSIMAN MUNICIPAL:
Government to ensure sustainable economy through Local Economic Development
Monday, July 04 2011

Government is promoting an initiative called Local Economic Development (LED) to ensure a sustainable national economic growth and development.

ENERGY :
Tullow rules out assets sell-off
Monday, July 04 2011

Tullow Oil CEO and founder Aidan Heavey has ruled out selling-off the company’s Ghana assets “even if an offer [to buy] was high enough. “Ghana is a key part of our growth strategy, so it’s not for sale,” he told staff of the company as it marked its 25th anniversary this year.

ENERGY :
Dubai oil firms poach TOR employees
Monday, July 04 2011

A giant oil company in Dubai is said to be poaching high profile staff of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), a Ghanaian Times investigation reveals.

CAPE COAST:
Central Regional FDB to clampdown fake drug peddlers.
Monday, July 04 2011

The central branch of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has sworn thunder and brimstone to descend heavily on drug sellers in Cape Coast and its environs to bring sanity to the trade.

SOCIAL :
Experts develop strategic plan for water sector
Monday, July 04 2011

The stakeholder’s consultative workshop of the Sector Strategic Development Plan (SSDP) of the water sector has been held in Accra.

AMA:
Issuing of National ID cards begins in Okaikoi South.
Monday, July 04 2011

The National Identification Authority, NIA, has started issuing the National Identification Cards to Ghanaians beginning from the Okaikoi South District in Accra.

POLITICS :
NDC race heated up -as congress inches closer
Monday, July 04 2011

Both camps contesting in the flag berearship race of the ruling NDC have expressed absolute confidence in their chances of winning in the historic congress which takes place in Sunyani this weekend.

SECURITY :
1,500 Cops to Police NDC congress
Tuesday, July 05 2011

Operational details are emerging on exactly how the Police administration intends to provide what one Police Chief calls “water-tight security for the July 8-10 Congress” of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

EDUCATION :
UG to undertake study on mined lands
Tuesday, July 05 2011

The Faculty of Science, University of Ghana, is undertaking a study into turning degraded and bare lands left unused after mining into productive use.

POLITICS :
EC spells out voting details at NDC Congress
Tuesday, July 05 2011

The Electoral Commission (EC) has spelled out voting details for Saturday’s election of a flag bearer for the ruling National Democratic Congress in Sunyani, reliable sources have said.

Tolon/Kumbungu:
Residents celebrate sanitation festival
Tuesday, July 05 2011

The Tolon Kumbungu District in the Northern Region will today Tuesday 5th July 2011, celebrate a festival dubbed: Total Sanitation.

HEALTH :
More than 500,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually
Tuesday, July 05 2011

More than 500,000 women across the globe are diagnosed with cervical cancer with nearly half of them dying from the disease, Dr. Edem Hiadzi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lister Hospital and Fertility Centre, has said.

THLD:
Assembly approves 2011 supplementary budget
Tuesday, July 05 2011

The Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira district assembly has held its first assembly meeting with the approval of a supplementary budget for the year 2011.

HEALTH :
Fifth African Forum on blindness opens in Accra
Tuesday, July 05 2011

The Fifth African Forum on Blindness, on the theme, “Access Africa”, has begun in Accra.

CAPE COAST:
Fifty Senior Citizens in C/R honoured
Tuesday, July 05 2011

Fifty senior citizens in the Central Region were on Friday honoured by the Central Regional Coordinating Council to commemorate the 51st Republic Day anniversary. They took home wax prints, Shirts, soap, beverages and other food items.

SOCIAL :
Tsikata appeals against ruling
Tuesday, July 05 2011

The Former Chief Executive of Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC), Tsatsu Tsikata who was sentenced to five years imprisonment for wilfully causing financial loss to the State and misapplying public property on Monday appeared before the Court of Appeal.

SEKONDI TAKORADI :
Lawlessness leads to confusion - Rev. Joe Gyamfi
Tuesday, July 05 2011

The Head Pastor of the Takoradi Liberty Church, Reverend Joe Gyamfi, has underscored the importance of law and order in society, saying they are crucial to Ghana’s democratic development.

JOMORO :
Junior, Senior High schools need science, mathematics materials – DCE
Tuesday, July 05 2011

Mr Sylvester Noumah Daddieh, the Jomoro District Chief Executive, has called for adequate science and mathematics teaching aids for basic, first and second cycle schools to ensure effective teaching and learning of the subjects.

SUNYANI :
Religious bodies should unite behind Better Ghana Agenda
Tuesday, July 05 2011

Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, has called for unity among religious groups in the country to ensure the realization of the goals of the “Better Ghana Agenda” of the government.

SOCIAL :
State appeals against High Court ruling on Ghana@50 trial
Tuesday, July 05 2011

The State has filed an appeal against the ruling of an Accra Fast Track High Court which led to the discharge of Dr Charles Wireko-Brobby and Kwadwo Okyere Mpiani, two former officials of the defunct Ghana@50 Secretariat.

SOCIAL :
Chief Justice swears-in six new Judges
Tuesday, July 05 2011

The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina T. Wood has sworn into office six new judges at the Supreme Court in Accra.

OBUASI :
Galamsey has no job security for students – Nsowah
Tuesday, July 05 2011

Mr Michael K. Nsowah, a former Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has advised students in mining areas not to drop out for illegal mining, (galamsey) because it affords no job security.

WA :
Age of honest politics dying gradually – Dr Bagah
Tuesday, July 05 2011

Dr Daniel Bagah, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Law and Business Studies, (FELBS) at the Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has said the era of honest politicians is gradually eroding.

SOCIAL :
E.P. Church joins loud condemnation of homosexuality
Tuesday, July 05 2011

The Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Church, Ghana has joined the growing condemnation of homosexuality in Ghana, saying attempts to justify the abominable behaviour were unacceptable.

BUSINESS :
Minister calls for better packaging of products
Tuesday, July 05 2011

Ms Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, has attributed the appalling performance of Ghanaian products in both the domestic and international to markets poor packaging

SUNYANI WEST :
Nduom sets up committee to explore CPP’s viability in 2012
Tuesday, July 05 2011

The Youth for Nduom 2012 Expository Committee is embarking on a nationwide tour to explore the viability of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) in the 2012 general election.

SPORTS :
Only one Ghanaian athlete for IAAF World Youth Championship
Tuesday, July 05 2011

Ghana will be represented by only one athlete at the 2011 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Youth Championship scheduled from 6-10 July in Lille, France.

AGRICULTURE :
Gov’t to revamp cotton industry
Tuesday, July 05 2011

Sixty thousand hectares of cotton are to be cultivated this year as part of plans by government.

SOCIAL :
Government’s commitment towards STX project is absolute
Tuesday, July 05 2011

Government has disclosed its role in the amicable resolution of the impasse that ensued between STX Korea and their local partners in order to ensure an expediate execution of the biggesst housing project yet in the country.

ATWIMA KWAWOMA :
DCE worried about impact of population explosion
Wednesday, July 06 2011

Population explosion in the Atwima Kwawoma District in the Ashanti Region is having a serious toll on the district.

SECURITY :
More investments needed to manage disaster – Porturphy
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The National Secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has observed that though government had invested substantially in disaster management, it should intensify efforts to prevent disasters and make towns and cities resilient. 

SECURITY:
Fire personnel urged to be disciplined
Wednesday, July 06 2011

Mr Samuel Valis Akyianu, a former Chief Fire Officer, has urged personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service to let discipline, love, unity and hard work be their guide.   

HO :
Internal Auditors must help govt fight corruption - Col. Necku
Wednesday, July 06 2011

Colonel Cyril Necku (Rtd), Deputy Volta Regional Minister, on Tuesday, called on internal auditors to help the government to fight corruption and save resources for infrastructural development.  

SECURITY :
EOCO files for stay of execution
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has filed for a stay of execution of a court order which directed it to pay GH¢59,000 being damages and costs to the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

SOCIAL :
TUC concerned about rate of unemployment
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Kofi Asamoah, has raised the red flag over what he calls increasing spate of unemployment in the country.

GOMOA WEST :
Assembly supports Apam Police
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The Gomoa West District Assembly has donated two computers with accessories worth GH15,000 to the Police at Apam in recognition of their good work to ensure peace in the district.

TECHNOLOGY :
Exhibition on ICT services for visually impaired opens
Wednesday, July 06 2011

An exhibition to showcase Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services available for the blind and partially sighted has been mounted at the on-going six-day Fifth Africa Forum on Blindness in Accra.

SOCIAL :
$1.5bn secured to start STX project - Bagbin
Wednesday, July 06 2011

Government has revealed that it has secured $1.5 billion for the start of the STX Housing project.

SUNYANI : Assembly denies funding NDC congress
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, Kwasi Oppong Ababio has refuted allegations that the municipal assembly is heavily funding activities for the upcoming congress of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) slated for Sunyani this weekend.

SPORTS :
Media Accreditation for Ghana-Nigeria Olympic qualifier opens
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The National Sports Authority (NSA) will this morning,Wednesday, July 6, 2011open the media accreditation process for this weekend’s All Africa Games second leg qualifier between Ghana’s Black Meteors and their Nigerian counterparts.

BIRIM SOUTH :
ILO implements project on elimination of child labour
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is implementing a programme dubbed: “Cocoa Community Project” (CCP) to eliminate the worst forms of Child Labour in Cocoa growing communities across the country.

HEALTH :
Free anti-rabies vaccination of pets to commence
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The management of Marivet Veterinary Centre, a private veterinary clinic in Accra, is organising free anti-rabies vaccination of pets to kick rabies which is on the increase from the country.

SOCIAL :
ET Mensah urges ILO to step up its advocacy role
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has been urged to step up its efforts to achieve coherent and employment-centred policies at the global level.

WA EAST :
PNC Parliamentary Aspirant donates cement to school
Wednesday, July 06 2011

Mr Bernard Mornah, Peoples National Convention (PNC) parliamentary aspirant for the Wa Central Constituency, has donated 50 bags of cement to Exponent Academy Senior High School at Charile in the Wa West District.

GOMOA WEST :
Government commended for improving SHS infrastructure
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The Ghana Education Service Council has commended the Government for improving infrastructure requirements for Senior High Schools (SHS) nationwide.

SEKYERE CENTRAL :
Economic pressures must not deny kids of attention
Wednesday, July 06 2011

Sheikh Dr Amin Bonsu, Deputy National Chief Imam of the Ghana Muslim Mission, has urged parents to spend quality time with their children, to prevent them from going wayward.

BAWKU :
People in Bawku welcome lifting of curfew
Wednesday, July 06 2011

People in Bawku and its environs have expressed gratitude to the government for lifting the two-year old curfew imposed on the town.

KMA :
State and the Church must come together to fight indiscipline
Wednesday, July 06 2011

Primate Seth K. Adofo, Spiritual Head of the Brotherhood Church, has underlined the need for the State and the Church to come together to fight the growing indiscipline in the society.

BOLGA :
Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo sign Communiqué
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The Upper East of Ghana, Central East of Burkina Faso and Savannah Regions of Togo at the weekend issued a communiqué at Bolgatanga after-a three day conference aimed at strengthening trans-border cooperation and peaceful coexistence among their people.

AMA :
National ID card distribution exercise record hitches
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The distributing exercise of the National Identity Card, known as the “Ghana card”, which is valid for 10 years enters its third day today after starting on the 4th of July 2011.

EDUCATION :
NCTE unhappy with admission grading system for SSSCE candidates
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has expressed concern about the practice where some tertiary institutions based their admission criteria on the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) grading system.

TEMA :
Police Command arrests wanted criminal
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The Tema Regional Police Command has arrested a wanted criminal, who has been on the run for the past five months.

EDUCATION :
Gov’t commended for improving SHS infrastructure
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The Ghana Education Service Council has commended the Government for improving infrastructure requirements for Senior High Schools (SHS) nationwide.

POLITICS :
EC okays preparations for NDC congress
Wednesday, July 06 2011

The Head of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission, Christian  Owusu-Parry has said all is set for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential primaries this Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Brong Ahafo capital Sunyani.

KRACHI EAST :
Government to support local texture industry
Wednesday, July 06 2011

Government through the Krachi East Assembly has launched this year’s national everyday wear ostensibly to create a common identity among Ghanaians.

AGONA WEST :
Market project stalled
Thursday, July 07 2011

A market project started some years ago at Mandela, a suburb in the Agona West Municipality in the Central Region had been abandoned for sometime now.

ECONOMY :
Policy rate now 12.5 per cent
Thursday, July 07 2011

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), on Wednesday cut the policy rate by 50 basis points (0.5 per cent) to 12.5 per cent from 13 per cent, citing low inflation and improved economic environment.  

TAKORADI :
GRA locks up Steel company for non- payment of tax
Thursday, July 07 2011

Officials of the VAT Service of the Ghana Revenue Authority on Wednesday, locked up the premises of Western Castles, a steel company in Takoradi for non-payment of taxes. 

POLITICS :
I’ll Be First Female Prez - Konadu
Thursday, July 07 2011

Former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings Wednesday expressed optimism that Ghana would have her first female president come the 2012 general election, and she would be that president.

EDUCATION :
Housing policy for teachers soon
Thursday, July 07 2011

Education Minister, Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu has disclosed that her ministry is formulating a Teachers’ Housing Policy to help teachers acquire housing units across the country.

AHANTA WEST :
Sinking oil rig evacuated
Thursday, July 07 2011

The country’s offshore oil operations has suffered a setback with reports that one of the  rigs drilling for oil in the Tano Basin in the Western Region is sinking, necessitating the evacuation of all the workers.

HEALTH :
Committee formed to regulate, weed out quack doctors
Thursday, July 07 2011

An allied Health Committee has been constituted to regulate and weed out quack doctors and charlatans in the health profession

TECHNOLOGY :
Number portability takes off
Thursday, July 07 2011

Today marks a new dawn in the country’s telecommunications sector as the full implementation of the process that allows subscribers to freely move from one network to another without losing their original number takes off in earnest.

HEALTH :
EU to toughen food labelling
Thursday, July 07 2011

Knowing what is in your food when you buy it will soon hopefully become much easier. New labelling rules backed by MEPs on Wednesday aim to provide more information and choice.

HEALTH :
Mettle-Nunoo warns health professionals not to serve ’two masters’
Thursday, July 07 2011

Mr Joseph Rojo Mettle-Nunoo, Deputy Minister of Health, has asked public health professionals who owned private hospitals and clinics with diagnostic equipments, to resign and concentrate fully on their various institutions.

YENDI MUNICIPAL :
Assembly to be zoned to improve revenue collection
Thursday, July 07 2011

The Yendi municipality will soon be zoned to enable the municipal assembly vigorously monitor revenue collection and also improve internally generated funds for the assembly.

SOCIAL :
UNDP supports NADMO with logistics
Thursday, July 07 2011

Mr Kamil Kamalndeen, Country Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has pledged support to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) by responding effectively and efficiently to the influx of refugees into the country.

KEEA :
Rituals to begin Edina Bakatue festival observed
Thursday, July 07 2011

Rituals were performed on last Tuesday at the banks of the Benya Lagoon to commence the week-long celebration of the “Edina Bakatue” Festival of the chiefs and people of Elmina.

SOCIAL :
Parliament extols Kufuor
Thursday, July 07 2011

Parliament on Wednesday applauded Former President Kufuor for winning the 2011 World Food Price award together with Brazil’s Luiz Lula da Silva.

HO :
NHIS managers in VR disassociates themselves from pressure group
Thursday, July 07 2011

District Managers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Volta Region have disassociated themselves from publications against the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and its Chief Executive Officer.

SAVELUGU/NANTON:
Telecom companies to pay taxes to assembly
Thursday, July 07 2011

The Savelugu/ Nanton District Assembly has engaged the services of a consultant to pursue and collect taxes from telecommunication companies operating in the district on behalf of the assembly to enable it run its affairs effectively.

KWAEBIBIREM :
Mining company to help Topremang get potable water
Thursday, July 07 2011

The Chief of Topremang, Barima Adomako Nyarko, has said a mining company in the area has agreed to help bring potable water to the community.

SOCIAL :
Queen Mothers schooled on Local Governance and Decentralization
Thursday, July 07 2011

A two-day workshop for Queen mothers and selected Assembly women on Local Governance and Decentralization has opened, with a call on them to actively participate in the administration of their localities.

AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Akuapem South and West Akyem Municipal Executives sworn into office
Thursday, July 07 2011

Mr George Mensah Akpalu and Mr Mark Amoako Dompreh, Municipal Chief Executives (MCEs) for West Akyem and Akuapem South respectively were on Wednesday sworn into office at a ceremony in Koforidua.

KRACHI EAST :
Ministry to increase pressure on pirated fabrics
Thursday, July 07 2011

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) has called for public support in ridding the Ghanaian market of cheap foreign fabrics whose designs were pirated from Ghana.

KWAEBIBIREM :
District to institute scholarship scheme for pupils
Thursday, July 07 2011

The Kwaebibirem District Assembly is to institute an award scheme for pupils who put up excellent performance in their schools.

JOMORO :
Mobile phone helps to identify accident victim
Thursday, July 07 2011

A mobile phone that was found at an accident scene near Tikobo No 1 has helped to identify the body of a dead woman at the Half Assini Government Hospital.

KMA :
Ashanti CLOSAG demands salary adjustment
Thursday, July 07 2011

The Ashanti Region branch of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association, Ghana (CLOSAG) is demanding that the national leadership opens negotiations with the government on the Ghana Universal Salary Structure (GUSS) for upward adjustment of salaries of members.

SECURITY :
Don’t entertain ’Azoka Boys’, Kwasi Anning urges police
Thursday, July 07 2011

A Security Analyst at the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Center (KAIPC) Dr Kwesi Anning has urged the Ghana Police Service not to allow the “Azoka Boys” a vigilante group from Tamale, to play any role in maintaining peace and order at the NDC congress slated for Sunyani this weekend.

BUSINESS :
Ghanaian envoys to enjoy tax and duty exemptions on imported vehicles
Thursday, July 07 2011

The Government has decided to waive duty and tax on vehicles imported into the country by envoys and diplomats who return home at the end of their service.

EDUCATION :
Five thousand schools under trees across the country - Education Minister
Thursday, July 07 2011

The Minister of Education, Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu has said a total of five thousand schools hold classes under trees across the country.

HEALTH :
First Lady donates equipment to six health institutions
Thursday, July 07 2011

The First Lady, Dr Ernestina Naadu Mills has donated hospital equipment worth GH¢250,000 to six health institutions in Accra.

ENVIRONMENT :
Mining is harmful to Ghana’s economy - Dr Botchie
Thursday, July 07 2011

Dr George Botchie, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), has said the nominal benefit of open cast mining was estimated at $10.146 million as against the nominal cost of $15.525 million yielding a negative variance of $9.379 million.

POLITICS :
Prof Delle files papers to contest CPP chairmanship
Thursday, July 07 2011

Professor Edmund Delle, Director of Rabito Health Services, filed his nomination papers to contest for the chairmanship of the Convention People’s Party (CPP).

SPORTS :
Ghana’s yoke of suspension from IOC will soon be over
Thursday, July 07 2011

Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Clement Kofi Humado has announced that Ghana’s suspension from the Olympics would soon end as the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meet in South Africa to decide the fate of Ghana.

ATWIMA MPONUA:
MP builds dormitory for Nyinahin Catholic SHS
Thursday, July 07 2011

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima-Mponua, Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, has funded the construction of a new dormitory for the Nyinahin Catholic Senior High School (SHS).

POLITICS :
Who gets the last laugh on Saturday-as NDC decides
Thursday, July 07 2011

The dire is cast as the ruling NDC enters a make or break journey this Saturday into the annals of political history as the first political party in Ghana’s history to contest a sitting president midstream.

POLITICS :
NDC UK / Ireland Youth Wing calls for peaceful congress
Friday, July 08 2011

The leadership, National Executive Committee and entire membership of National Democratic Congress (NDC), especially youth, foot soldiers and party activists, have been urged to ensure a peaceful congress at Sunyani slated for July 8-10.

SOCIAL :
313,097 public service workers migrated onto SSSS in 11 months
Friday, July 08 2011

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has so far migrated 313,097 out of 470,000 public service workers onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) within the past eleven months.

HEALTH :
Ghana to formulate National Occupational Health Policy
Friday, July 08 2011

Ghana is committed to formulating a National Occupational Health Policy towards sustaining improvement in workplaces for national development, Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Health has said.

BUSINESS :
Public Procurement Authority cautions public against fraudsters
Friday, July 08 2011

The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has cautioned the public against activities of some unscrupulous persons under the guise of awarding contracts on behalf of the Government.

(PRAMPRAM)DANGME WEST :
MOPATOUR meets GGO.
Friday, July 08 2011

Musicians on Pan Africa Tour(MOPATOUR) team have held a concert and interacted with some African Americans, mainly Ghanaians amongst the organisation known as Ghanaians in Georgia Organisation at the shores of Prampram in the Ga East district to initiate a better rapport with them.

ENVIRONMENT :
E-Waste, a menace to the environment – Veep
Friday, July 08 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has stressed the need for developing countries to adopt a technology that would assist them dispose off their Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment properly.

SOCIAL :
TEWU and FUSSAG to migrate onto SSSS by July - Minister
Friday, July 08 2011

Members of Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) and Federation of University Senior Staff Association of Ghana (FUSSAG) would be migrated onto the Single Spine Salary Structure by the end of July this year.

BIRIM SOUTH :
Birim South Assembly to support community with rice project
Friday, July 08 2011

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with the Birim South District Assembly are implementing Inland Valley’s Rice Project for Akyem-Nyankomase in the Eastern Region.

BAWKU:
Fertilizer smuggling is on the increase in Bawku
Friday, July 08 2011

The Bawku Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Musah Abdulai, has expressed worry about fertilizer smuggling in the Bawku Municipality and said steps had been taken to stop it.

NEW-JUABEN :
Farmer jailed for stealing cocoyam
Friday, July 08 2011

Yaw Kesse, a 30-year-old farmer, was on Thursday sentenced to 16 months imprisonment by a Koforidua Magistrate’s Court for stealing cocoyam.

GARU-TEMPANE:
Include women as advisors of chiefs in UE
Friday, July 08 2011

The Community Development and Advocacy Centre (CODAC) is implementing a project aimed at making women part of the Council of Elders of Chiefs in all the traditional councils in the Upper East Region.
   

JOMORO :
NFED to establish English classes at refugee camps
Friday, July 08 2011

The Non-Formal Education (NFED) division of the Ministry of Education is to establish literacy classes at all the refugee camps in the country and introduce English as part of the programmes.

POLITICS :
NDC stalwart involved in accident
Friday, July 08 2011

News reaching www.ghanadistricts.com indicates that  three people  including a deputy general secretary of the National Democratic Congress have been involved in an accident  at Mampong in the Ashanti region.

ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Farmer chops off the left hand of colleague farmer
Friday, July 08 2011

An Nkawie Circuit Court has remanded a 28-year-old farmer at Donkoto who is on trial for  chopping off the left hand of a colleague farmer.

AWUTU-SENYA :
Court orders investigations into alleged stealing case
Friday, July 08 2011

The Awutu-Beraku magistrate court presided by Mr Ebenezer Osei-Darko on Wednesday ordered the Awutu Police to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of 100 roofing sheets from the premises of Trouselina Company Limited.

WA EAST :
NPP dispels NDC accusations of interference
Friday, July 08 2011

The Wa Central constituency branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called for the creation of a platform for mutual respect between it and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to enable them conduct a decent campaign towards the 2012 elections.

SPORTS :
Minister urges on Meteors to beat Nigeria to qualify for All Africa Games
Friday, July 08 2011

Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Clement Kofi Humado has urged the National U-23 team, the Black Meteors to put behind the first leg defeat to their Nigerian counterparts by ensuring that they beat them convincingly to qualify for the 2011 All Africa games in Maputo.

HO :
Police demolish unauthorized speed ramps
Friday, July 08 2011

The Volta Regional Police Command this Thursday began demolishing unauthorized speed ramps in the Region.

BIBIANI :
Mining company provides water to four communities
Friday, July 08 2011

Bibiani Noble Gold Mines Limited, a mining company, has provided four communities in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District with standpipes at a total cost of GH¢ 16,400.00.

AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Private company renovates Nsawam District police garage
Friday, July 08 2011

Bomarts Farm Limited, a private company of Ankwah Doblo near Nsawam in the Akuapem South Municipality, has renovated car park sheds for the Nsawam District Police Command.

POLITICS :
GAME warns of unauthorised T-shirts
Friday, July 08 2011

GAME, the official campaign team of President John Evans Atta Mills has warned the public of unauthorised T-shits that, it said, an unidentified group planned to put into circulation.

GA WEST :
Village Net Connects donates ICT centres to schools
Friday, July 08 2011

Two schools in the Ga West Municipality can now boast of well equiped Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre to aid their quest to acquiring skills in the subject.

POLITICS :
media must be circumspect in reportage at congress-Baba Jamal
Friday, July 08 2011

A deputy Information Minister has cautioned media men against unnecessary sensationalism during the three day National Delegates Congress of the National Democratic Congress which has opened in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region on Friday.

SUNYANI:
The night before the congress
Saturday, July 09 2011

Apart from the usual features of the night, it was really difficult distinguishing night from day at Sunyani, the congress venue for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Friday night.

SUNYANI:
NDC’s day of reckoning
Saturday, July 09 2011

The dire is cast, the long awaited July 9, 2011 is finally here  for the rulling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to decide who leads the party into the 2012 general elections.

SUNYANI:
NDC Congress: organisation, so far so good
Saturday, July 09 2011

General organisation towards the National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegate congress at Sunyani has so far been smooth and excellent.

SUNYANI:
NDC Congress: Mills receives rousing welcome to congress ground
Saturday, July 09 2011

It was more of a clear message from delegates at the National Democratic Congress ground to all around of what their intensions were when they gave the President John Evans Atta Mills a rousing welcome to the function.

SUNYANI:
NDC Congress: Voting underway
Saturday, July 09 2011

The much awaited period is finally here as the 3,000 delegates eligible to cast their ballots at the special National Delegates Congress of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have begun exercising their franchise to elect the flagbearer for the 2012 general elections.

POLITICS :
Landslide victory for Mills
Saturday, July 09 2011

Delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have spoken by according President Mills  an overwhelming victory of 96.9 percent representing 2,861 votes to 3.1 percent representing 90 votes for Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings at the delegates congress in Sunyani.

SOCIAL :
Government’s responsibility is to seek the welfare of Ghanaians-Prez Mills
Sunday, July 10 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has emphasized that the essential and primary responsibility of Government was to work to improve upon the welfare of the people.

MFANTSEMAN :
Engineer drowns in oil storage
Sunday, July 10 2011

Mr John K. Asemaku, Third Engineer on MT Bonsu-Q, a crude oil storage vessel, got drowned in one of the tanks when he attempted to fix a decoupled hose to a pumping machine on Thursday.

SPORTS :
Meteors confident of victory today
Sunday, July 10 2011

Ghana and Nigeria will square off in the decisive last round of qualifying of the 2011 All African Games on July 10 with the Black Meteors needing to overturn a first leg deficit.

SOCIAL :
UG inaugurates 3 new Halls of Residence
Sunday, July 10 2011

To improve the quality of residential accommodation at the University of Ghana, Legon, three new halls of residence have been inaugurated.

SOCIAL :
President Mills congratulates President of South Sudan
Sunday, July 10 2011

The President of Ghana, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, has congratulated the President of Sudan, Lieutenant General Salva Kiir Mayardit, on the declaration of independence of the Republic of Southern Sudan.

SECURITY :
Ministry of Justice draws strategic plan for EOCO
Monday, July 11 2011

Mr Martin Amidu, Minister of Justice and Attorney General has said that a short-to-medium-term period strategic plan was being formulated to provide a clear direction for the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).

SECURITY :
Use pulpit to fight crime - IGP
Monday, July 11 2011

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye has appealed to the Clergy to use the pulpit to fight crime saying, “crime has become multifaceted and as a result an equally multi-dimensional approach is needed to control, reduce and combat it”.

POLITICS :
NPP, CPP congratulate Prez Mills
Monday, July 11 2011

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) have congratulated President John Evans Atta Mills on his re-election as the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

BUSINESS :
NLA appeals to lotto receivers to end strike
Monday, July 11 2011

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has appealed to the National Lottery Receivers Union (NLRU) and the Lotto Marketing Companies (LMC) to call off their indefinite nationwide strike action.

SPORTS :
Black Meteors qualify for All Africa Games
Monday, July 11 2011

Ghana’s Black Meteors on Sunday beat Nigeria’s Dream 5 by two goals to nil at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi to qualify for the All Africa Games in Mozambique in September 2011.

POLITICS :
NDC to unite and strategise for Election 2012 - Spio
Monday, July 11 2011

A leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said the  party’s main objective after the Sunyani Delegates Congress would be to   unite and strategise for the retention of power in Election 2012.

(KOKONURU)AKUAPEM SOUTH :
PAPAYE interacts with media
Monday, July 11 2011

A town called Kokonuru near Aburi in the Akuapem South district of the Eastern region this weekend had special visitors to make the community exciting whilst taking out the bordom that characterises daily activities especially weekends.

BUSINESS :
SSNIT CONTRIBUTIONS : Bench warrants for 30 MDs
Monday, July 11 2011

The Accra Circuit Court has issued bench warrants for the arrest of managing directors (MDs) and heads of 30 institutions and companies for allegedly defaulting in the payment of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions of their staff.

MFANTSEMAN :
Police investigate engineer’s drowning
Monday, July 11 2011

The Police have begun investigations into the death of an employee of the Saltpond Offshore Producing Company Limited (SOPCL), John K Asimeku, who got drowned in a tank on a crude oil storage vessel.

TMA :
Youth of Bankuman present Petition to TMA
Monday, July 11 2011

Concerned Youth of Bankuman have presented a petition to the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) concerning the improper disposal of fish waste at Bankuman, a suburb of Tema New Town.

BAWKU :
Bawku drivers undergo First Aid training
Monday, July 11 2011

Drivers in Bawku have been given training on First Aid to enable them to give immediate help to injured passengers in times of accidents.

HEALTH :
First superbug strain of gonorrhea found
Monday, July 11 2011

Scientists have found a "superbug" strain of gonorrhea in Japan that is resistant to all recommended antibiotics and say it could transform a once easily treatable infection into a global public health threat.

WA :
Women in traditional leadership called upon to develop their capacity
Monday, July 11 2011

Women in traditional leadership positions have been called upon to develop their capacity and potentials to enable them to confront development challenges of their generation.

KMA :
Ghanaians urged to work together to protect oil revenue
Monday, July 11 2011

Ghanaians have been urged to be vigilant and work together to ensure the protection and efficient utilization of the nation’s oil revenue.

ABURA :
Officials at Abura Asebu Kwamankese fight spread of Cholera
Monday, July 11 2011

Health officials at the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District are collaborating with sanitation agencies in the Central Region to check the spread of cholera in Moree.

KMA :
MP calls on Muslims to pay attention to education
Monday, July 11 2011

Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawase, has underscored the need for Muslim parents to pay more attention to the education of their children.

BIBIANI :
Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai assembly members attend workshop
Monday, July 11 2011

A three-day orientation workshop to aid members of the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Assembly to have better understanding of their core functions, has ended at Bibiani.

WA EAST:
Assembly members urged to respect time
Monday, July 11 2011

Effective time management is a key ingredient for improving on performance at the Assembly, Mr Kuri Suglo, Wa East District Assembly Presiding Member (PM) told colleague Assembly members.

POLITICS:
I will serve in any capacity - Minister
Monday, July 11 2011

The former Eastern Regional Minister and immediate past National Organizer and current minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has affirmed his readiness to serve in any capacity in President Mills’ government.

NEW JUABEN :
New Juaben Traditional Council condemns demonstration against Paramount Chief
Monday, July 11 2011

The New Juaben Traditional Council in the Eastern Region, has condemned the recent demonstration against Daasebre Professor Emeritus Oti Boateng, New Juabenhene.

AKUAPIM NORTH :
Mamfe Presby JHS appeals for logistical support
Monday, July 11 2011

Mr Edward Osei the head teacher of the Presbyterian Junior High School in Mamfe has called on old students of the school to support the school with a state of the art computer laboratory and computers to aid the schools ICT studies.

SOCIAL :
Ghana lags behind in achieving MDG sanitation related target
Tuesday, July 12 2011

With barely four years to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target, 13 per cent of the Ghanaian population have access to improved sanitation as against the MDGs target of 54 per cent by 2015.  

SOCIAL :
Kpong to shut-down for repair of leakage
Tuesday, July 12 2011

The management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has indicated that it would shut-down the Kpong Treatment Plant from Wednesday July 13, to enable the company engineers repair a major leakage on its transmission line. 

BIRIM CENTRAL :
Movement celebrates anniversary with clean-up exercise
Tuesday, July 12 2011

The Akim Oda based Smart Move Club in the Eastern Region organised a clean-up exercise to help tidy up towns as part of its first anniversary celebration.  

TRANSPORTATION :
KIA adjudged Best African Airport of the Year
Tuesday, July 12 2011

The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) has won the 2011 Best African Airport of the Year Award at the Routes Africa 2011 Conference in Bamako, Mali.

POLITICS :
Rawlings acknowledges need for unity but…….
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Former President Rawlings and founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has indicated that, yes, there was a need for unity in the party to be able to retain power in 2012.

STMA:
ECOWAS to ensure fair deals at borders
Tuesday, July 12 2011

The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) has been asked to address issues of unauthorized fees that are imposed on traders engaged in cross-border trading to foster the growth of intra-ECOWAS trade.

HEALTH :
US Army and Ghana Armed Forces commence joint medical exercise
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Personnel from the United States Army and Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have began a ten-day joint medical outreach programme, aimed at shoring up existing ties and promote interoperability between both institutions.

BUNKPURUGU/YUNYOO:
380 youth get employment
Tuesday, July 12 2011

About 380 youth in the Bunkprugu /Yunyoo District has been employed by the Research Triangle Institute International (RTI) Organisation which is a key partner in Malaria Control in the country.

BUSINESS :
Tax policy professionals pass out
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Over 25 tax policy professionals passed out from the maiden annual summer school on taxation instituted to develop and strengthen the skills of public officials.

ENERGY :
Group pledges to resolve LPG shortage
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Members of the Ghana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Operators Association (GPLGOA), have pledged to collaborate with state agencies to find a lasting solution to the frequent shortage of gas.

GA WEST :
MCE interacts with physically challenged
Tuesday, July 12 2011

The Ga West Municipal Chief Executive, Ebenezer Nii Armah Tackie has advised physically challenged persons in the municipality to use their portions of the 2% allocation from the common fund as a base for establishing economic ventures for themselves.

AMA :
I will make sure NDC pays GBC - John Tia
Tuesday, July 12 2011

The Minister of Information, John Tia Akolugu has stated that he would personally ensure that the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) is paid every debt owed to it by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party.

ENVIRONMENT :
Gov’t signs agreement to check illegal logging
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Moves to check illegal logging have gone a step further with the signing of an agreement between FAO, the European Union and the Government of Ghana.

DANGME WEST :
Non-governmental organization calls for more tree planting
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Mr Robert Amiteye, Project Co-ordinator of Environmental Health Club, a Tema-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has said it was important for Ghanaians to take tree-planting exercises seriously to help increase the country’s forest cover. 

SUHUM :
Akuapem Presbytery presents vehicle to headmaster
Tuesday, July 12 2011

The Akuapem Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has presented a brand new Renault Duster cross country vehicle to the Headmaster of the Suhum Presbyterian Senior High School (SHS) to facilitate his work.

ECONOMY :
BoG confident of stable inflation
Tuesday, July 12 2011

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana is confident that the country will achieve an annual inflation rate of nine per cent.

SHAMA :
Over 200 people rendered homeless in Shama after heavy rains
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Over 200 people of the Shama District of the Western Region were at the weekend affected by torrential rains that destroyed buildings, schools and churches among other things.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
MTN must do its home work well-Residence of Bunk- Yunyoo
Tuesday, July 12 2011

A Youth group yesterday called on the Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) to consider either taking their services completely or do some home work on the network services in the area.

DORMAA :
24 health advocates go to school
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Twenty four selected community members from the Dormaa Municipality on Health Advocacy and Accountability have undergone a one day training at Dormaa-Ahenkro.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
306 workers receive allowance- NYEP BUNK/YUNYOO
Tuesday, July 12 2011

The District Coordinator of the National Youth and Employment Programme, (NYEP) Mr Adam Abu in the Bunkpurugu /Yunyoo District Assembly has told the Daily Democrat news paper that 306 workers under his office are receiving allowance.

BOLGA :
Stay away from Politics- Youth told
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Mr Dauda Abangos, Upper East Regional Youth Coordinator of the National Youth Council (NYC), at the weekend, advised the youth to stay away from chieftaincy disputes and meddling in politics.

KMA :
Mpasatia SHTS gets 13-member Board of Governors
Tuesday, July 12 2011

A 13-member Board of Governors for the Mpasatia Senior High/Technical School (SHTS), has been inaugurated, with a call on them to be guided by best practices to ensure efficient management of the school.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
Bimobas and Konkombas are not fighting-Chiefs
Tuesday, July 12 2011

The Chief Nankpanduri,Naa David Kansuk 11,(Bimoba) who is also a Medical Assistant by Profession and Naa Nimoh Naabare also the Chief of Kpemale a (Kokomba) in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District Assembly in the Northern region have held a joint press conference denying media reports that they are at war because of a parcel of land.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
DCE calls on media to be circumspect
Tuesday, July 12 2011

The District Chief Executive for Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo in the Northern Region has condemned a section of the media over the types of information the give to the public.

GA EAST :
Dome-St Johns road, worse traffic jam in the capital?
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Some passengers and drivers who ply the Dome- St Johns stretch of road have expressed their bitter routine experience whenever they use the road due to the huge go slow traffic on the road.

ENVIRONMENT :
Gov’t to ban used electronics
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Government is in the final stages of enacting a law that will control the importation of used electronic gadgets into the country in an effort to stem the menace of e-waste that has engulfed the country recently, the Environment Minister has said

SPORTS :
Three women vie for GFA position
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Three persons are to vie for a sole slot for a place on the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association, (GFA) which has been reserved for Women Football.

SECURITY :
Ghana to support Slovenia’s UN Security Membership Bid
Tuesday, July 12 2011

Ghana has agreed to support Slovenia’s bid to become a member of the UN Security Council.

ECONOMY :
Finance Minister to present mid-year review and Supplement Budget
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, will on Thursday, July 14, present the Mid-year review of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy and also Supplementary Estimates, for the 2011 financial year. 

TAMALE :
GAC commends N/R Minister for fight against HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, July 13 2011

Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, has been commended by the Ghana Aids Commission (GAC) for leading the crusade in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the region. 

NEW JUABEN :
NMC urged to deal with charlatans
Wednesday, July 13 2011

Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, Eastern Regional Minister, has urged the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to make a strong representation to the National Media Commission (NMC) on the need to deal with charlatans who paraded as media practitioners.  

POLITICS :
Twenty-two file nominations to contest CPP leadership positions
Wednesday, July 13 2011

Twenty-two candidates have filed their nominations to contest for national leadership positions in the Convention People’s Party (CPP).

ENVIRONMENT :
Durbar for stakeholders in transport on noise making
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), would soon organise a durbar for members of Ghana Private Road and Transport Union and private transport owners to highlight health hazards associated with noise making.

EWUTU MUNICIPAL:
Winneba Premix Committee assists 100 traders
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Winneba Premix Committee has given financial support to 100 petty traders operating at Winneba Junction.

POLITICS :
What next for the NDC
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The National Democratic Congress without doubt had a very successful congress at Sunyani that gave the incumbent president JEA Mills another mandate to lead the party to the 2012 general elections.

SPORTS :
Ghana housed in Group B for All Africa Games
Wednesday, July 13 2011

Ghana’s Black Meteors have been housed in Group B alongside Cameroon, Uganda, and Senegal for the All African Games slated for Maputo, Mozambique after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) conducted the draw for the quadrennial meeting.

POLITICS :
Hlodze commends NDC for successful congress
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The National Youth Organiser of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Ludwig Akpene Hlodze, has commended the rank and file of the party for their roles in making last weekend’s historic congress a success.

CAPE COAST:
Toyota Ghana opens service shop in Cape Coast
Wednesday, July 13 2011

Toyota Ghana Limited, an automobile Company, had linked up with the Cape Coast Technical Institute (CCTI) to open to serve as a training workshop for students and servicing point in the Central Region.

BUSINESS :
Rice imports killing local growers - FAO
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says Ghana’s over-reliance on foreign imported rice is becoming a source of worry. “By limiting the importation of rice, the country will save money and invest in market development to increase productivity and expand growth.

KEEA:
NYA take stock of activities for mid-year
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The National Youth Authority (NYA) on Monday held its Mid-Year meeting with its implementing partners at Elmina to take stock of its activities within the first half of the year and also to chart the way forward for the next half.

CAPE COAST:
Officials, students acquire skills on data analysis
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) in collaboration with the University of Michigan and the University of Cape Town in the US and South Africa respectively, is training 60 people to acquire skills in data analysis for policy implication and direction in the country.

STMA:
The church must restore spiritual strength into society
Wednesday, July 13 2011

 Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, has said society was counting on the church to restore the almost-dead spiritual strength of the citizenry.

STMA:
DOVVSU records high crime cases in Western Region
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Western Regional Division of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, has recorded 421 crime cases for the first half of the year.

WA :
UWR to get sickle cell clinic and counselling Unit
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Upper West Region will soon benefit from a Sickle Cell Clinic and counselling Unit.

WA EAST :
Wa East DCE appeals to Assembly members to assist in revenue mobilization
Wednesday, July 13 2011

Mr Ameen Salifu, the Wa East District Chief Executive has appealed to the Assembly and Unit Committee members to increase their revenue mobilization efforts to enable the Assembly meet its revenue target of GH¢11,227,667.63.
    

AJUMAKO:
Cadets urged to combine discipline with academic knowledge
Wednesday, July 13 2011

 Cadet Cops and Youth organisations have been advised to combine discipline with academic excellence for a successful future career.

AMA:
Triumphant Global Ministries donates to Bawjiase Orphanage
Wednesday, July 13 2011

    
The Triumphant Global Ministries (TGM) in Accra on Sunday donated assorted items worth GH¢1,500 and a cash of GH¢1,200 to the Bawjiase Children’s Orphanage in the Central Region.

KMA :
Vice President joins Muslims to mourn late Regional Imam
Wednesday, July 13 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Sunday joined hundreds of Muslims to perform religious rites ending the funeral of Ashanti Regional Chief Imam, Sheikh Imran Musah.

GUSHIEGU :
Minister of Interior renews curfew
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Minister of the Interior, Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, has by Executive Instrument renewed the curfew imposed in the Gusehegu Township and its immediate environs with effect from Monday, July 11.

ENVIRONMENT :
Mills challenges scientists to fight environmental degradation
Wednesday, July 13 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has challenged scientists to rise up to the challenge of fighting the spate of acts causing environmental degradation in the country.

SEKONDI :
Workers asked to address challenges in the public sector
Wednesday, July 13 2011

Mr Richard Amparbeng, Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), has called on workers to unite and address challenges confronting the country’s public sector.

CAPE COAST:
C/R NDC youth hail President Mills victory
Wednesday, July 13 2011


The Central Regional Youth Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has congratulated President John Atta Mills on his landslide victory in the Presidential primaries,held last week, in Sunyani.

POLITICS :
EC opens tenders for biometric registration
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Electoral Commission (EC) has opened tenders submitted by the seven shortlisted companies to select one that will undertake the biometric registration of Ghanaians before the 2012 elections.

WA :
University lecturers give ultimatum
Wednesday, July 13 2011

Some members of the University for Development Studies (UDS) branch of the Federation of Universities Senior Staff Association of Ghana (FUSSAG) on Tuesday gave the Fair Wages Salary Commission (FWSC) up to given July 31 to migrate all its members onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).

TAMALE:
GAC Commends N/R Minister for fight against HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, July 13 2011

   
 Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, has been commended by the Ghana Aids Commission (GAC) for leading the crusade in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the region.

POLITICS :
Odododiodioo NDC congratulates President Mills
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Odododiodioo constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has congratulated President John Evans Atta Mills for emerging as the flag bearer of the party for the 2012 elections.  

APAM:
SHS PTA to assist school with projects
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Parent-Teacher Association of Apam Senior High School has embarked on some projects to make life comfortable for the students.

SALTPOND:
Mfantseman SHS to get a new Bungalow
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The construction of a bungalow, for the chaplain of the Mfantsiman Girls Senior School at Saltpond, in the Mfantseman Municipality, would soon begin, at a cost of GH¢75,000.

SOCIAL :
Speaker confirms role in Atta Akyea’s release
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Speaker of Parliament, Mrs Adeline Bamford Addo has confirmed that she ordered for the release of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa South, Mr Samuel Atta Akyea from the grips of the Police.

HO :
Food producing companies lack quality management systems - FDB
Wednesday, July 13 2011

Many local food producing and processing companies lack quality management systems, Mr Roderick Daddey-Adjei, Eastern and Volta Zonal Officer of the Food and Drugs Board, (FDB) has said.   

NEW JUABEN :
“Rawlings’ contribution in Ghana’s history should be preserved”-Apea-Kubi
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Eastern Regional Minister, Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, says former President John Jerry Rawlings’ contribution in Ghana’s history should be well preserved and not tarnished.

SALTPOND:
10 schools in Mfantseman Municipality partners schools in UK
Wednesday, July 13 2011

Ten schools in the Mfantseman Municipality have entered into partnerships with schools in Kent County Council in the United Kingdom.

MFANTSEMAN:
Mankessim Secondary/Technical PTA embarks on projects
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Mankessim Secondary Technical School, is to provide the school with an Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre.
    

POLITICS :
Konadu fingers GAME for defeat
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The campaign team for former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has attributed their candidate’s humiliating defeat at the NDC’s delegate congress in Sunyani to unfair and intimidating tactics by the President’s team.

DANGME WEST:
Assembly battles staff over SSNIT contributions?
Wednesday, July 13 2011

The Dangbe West Districts Assembly has strongly refuted claims by some of its staff members that the assembly has deliberately refused to pay their SSNIT contributions.

EAST AKIM :
Cocoa farmers introduce to environmentally friendly pesticide
Thursday, July 14 2011

Confidor OTEQ, an environmentally friendly pesticide has been launched in Ghana to boost the production of the cash crop and the drive of the country to overtake Cote d’Ivoire as the lead cocoa producing nation.  

HO :
Farmers go back to cocoa farming
Thursday, July 14 2011

Many peasant farmers in the Ho Central Constituency have turned to cocoa farming with a total of 150 farmers having already planted 20,000 cocoa seedlings. 

BUSINESS :
Five banks support global haulage company to acquire trucks
Thursday, July 14 2011

A consortium of six banks presented 149 tractors, trailers, tippers, cargo trucks and concrete mixers worth $20.8 million to the management of Global Haulage Company Limited in Accra. 

ECONOMY :
Gov’t spends 86.3 million cedis to subsidize fuel this year
Thursday, July 14 2011

Dr Joseph Oteng Adjei, Minister for Energy, said that this year’s total fuel price subsidy from the Ministry of Finance and Economic planning is GHø 86,313,969.00. 

KETU SOUTH :
NHIS pay claims from internally generated funds
Thursday, July 14 2011

Oneghana Network, a Good Governance Advocacy group, has lauded some mutual health insurance schemes in the Volta Region for paying claims from internally generated funds, even before official payment allotments arrived. 

ENERGY :
TOR suffers black-out for debt to ECG
Thursday, July 14 2011

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has cut power supply to the Tema Oil Refinery for non payment of bills.

NEW JUABEN :
E/R to have speed cameras to check road accidents
Thursday, July 14 2011

Despite consistent yearly reduction in road traffic accidents in the Eastern Region, between 2005 and 2010, the region remains the third accident prone area in the country due.

SOCIAL :
Government seeks additional money from parliament
Thursday, July 14 2011

Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Duffour has asked Parliament to approve an amount of GH¢1,463,123,559 as supplementary budget for the government for 2011.

NEW JUABEN :
K-Polytechnic commits GH¢ 63,476.00 to support research proposals
Thursday, July 14 2011

The Koforidua Polytechnic has committed GH¢ 63,476.00 to support 22 research proposals that were approved by the institution for the 2009/2010 academic year.  

EDUCATION :
Accreditation Board slams private varsities
Thursday, July 14 2011

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has found out that some private tertiary institutions in the country are operating with unqualified lecturers and staff, while others are admitting students who do not have passes in the requisite core courses.

BIRIM CENTRAL :
MHMT has far-reaching activities
Thursday, July 14 2011

Mr. Yaw Asante-Ayimadu, Nutrition Officer for the Birim Central Health Management Team (MHMT) explained that the cardinal objective of the Nutrition Unit of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is to help improve dietary habits, lifestyle and nutrition status of the people. 

ENERGY :
Parliament reads Renewable Energy Bill the second time
Thursday, July 14 2011

Parliament on Wednesday read the Renewable Energy Bill 2011 the second time and called on government to invest efforts in mitigating the negative environmental impact associated with traditional energy sources.

ECONOMY :
MMDAs urged to collaborate with partners for urban planning
Thursday, July 14 2011

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to collaborate effectively with traditional authorities and land owners to ensure effective urban development planning.

SISSALA WEST :
Plan Ghana signs agreement
Thursday, July 14 2011

Plan Ghana International, a child centered non-governmental organization, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with two civil society organisations to implement the “Girl Power Project” in the Sissala West and Wa West Districts of the Upper West Region over a period of five years.

SOCIAL :
Take action against violence - Naadu Mills
Thursday, July 14 2011

The First Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills has said it was time African nations translated the provisions of conventions on violence against women and children into local laws and take concrete actions that would confront the various forms of violence against the vulnerable

KMA :
Girl in court for inflicting razor cuts on friend
Thursday, July 14 2011

A 17-year-old girl, who driven by jealousy, used a razor blade to inflict deep cuts on the face of a 16-year old student, has been granted bail by a Kumasi Circuit Court.

JOMORO:
Educational tax messages must be in vernacular -Dadieh
Thursday, July 14 2011


The District Chief Executive of Jomoro, Mr Sylvester Nuamah Dadieh, has appealed to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to package their tax educational messages in local languages.

ECONOMY :
Inflation slips in June
Thursday, July 14 2011

The year-on-year inflation fell for the fourth consecutive month to 8.59 per cent in June, down from 8.90 per cent in May, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has announced.

AMA:
Concern teachers continues strike
Thursday, July 14 2011

Leaders of the Concerned Teachers Association have vowed to continue, unabated, with their hunger strike until their demand was met.

KMA :
Foreign student remanded for defilement
Thursday, July 14 2011

A 23-year-old foreign student, of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has been remanded in prison custody, by a Kumasi Circuit Court for alleged defilement.

SOCIAL :
Gov’t cannot be the only employer
Thursday, July 14 2011

Mr Ben Asamoaning Akumba, a youth development practitioner and a business consultant has said government cannot be trusted to offer solutions to the mounting unemployment problem in Ghana.

SOCIAL :
Government resources EC for biometric register
Thursday, July 14 2011

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Kwabena Duffour has disclosed that government has released funds to enable the Electoral Commission implement the new biometric voting register as the country looks to advance the cause of democracy through transparent, free and fair elections.

ECONOMY :
Gov’t targets GH¢1.25 billion from oil
Friday, July 15 2011

Ghana’s total oil revenues, based on an average daily production of 84,737 barrels at an estimated price of 100 dollars a barrel, is forecast at GH¢1.25 billion for 2011, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, said.

NEW JUABEN :
Cabinet considering vehicles towing fund
Friday, July 15 2011

Cabinet is considering a proposal from the Road Safety Commission (RSC) for the creation of a fund that would be fed by vehicle owners to be used for towing accident and broken down vehicles from the roads. 

HO :
Volta Region improves in TB case finding
Friday, July 15 2011

The Volta region has recorded improvement in Tuberculosis (TB) case finding and quality data management for the first quarter of this year, Mr Evans Attivor, Deputy Regional Coordinator of TB and HIV/AIDS said.

AMA:
Minister launches Urban Buck up Initiative Programme
Friday, July 15 2011

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has proposed the establishment of an Advisory Group to advise Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs on how to resolve the problems of urbanisation.

ECONOMY :
Gov’t optimistic of outlook for 2011 despite fiscal challenges
Friday, July 15 2011

Government is optimistic that developments in the first half of 2011 pointed to a good outlook, expressing determination to strictly enforce budget plans for the rest of the year in spite of fiscal challenges from domestic and external developments.

BUSINESS :
MTN and UT pay first insurance premium
Friday, July 15 2011

MTN Ghana and UT life say they have paid their first insurance premium of GH¢1,945 to a subscriber within 72 hours of submission of the relevant documents for claims.

SOCIAL :
Gov’t determined to rid public sector payroll of “ghost names”
Friday, July 15 2011

Despite government’s determination to rid the public sector payroll of unauthorised names, public sector wage bill has been rising sharply over the past years in relation to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and other expenditures.

HOHOE :
Prez directs release of US$100m For Eastern Corridor Road Project
Friday, July 15 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has directed the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning to, as a matter of urgency, release US$100 million for work to begin on the Asikuma — Hohoe road in the Volta Region as part of the eastern corridor road project.

SPORTS :
Retired Footballers to establish endowment fund
Friday, July 15 2011

The Retired National Footballers Association of Ghana (RENFAG) in partnership with Primeval Consult, an event management outfit will soon embark on an exercise to raise funds for the establishment of an Endowment Fund for its members.

SOCIAL :
Minister blames cement shortage on irregular power supply and raw materials
Friday, July 15 2011

Ms Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry has said drastic power outages and the irregular raw material supply caused the shortage of cement on the market.

HO :
Minister wants pharmacy students to associate with malaria policy
Friday, July 15 2011

Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Health, has appealed to students of pharmacy currently on outreach in the Volta Region to tie-in the national anti-malaria campaign while preaching the efficacious use of medicines.  

kMA:
I want protection- Flogged teacher cries
Friday, July 15 2011

The teacher who was reportedly lashed by the chief of Ejisu Besease Nana Kofi Acheampong for allegedly smoking Indian hemp is calling for police protection following a recent attempted assault on his life by unidentified tugs at Ejisu.

KMA :
Let’s act jointly to tackle the growth of homosexuality
Friday, July 15 2011

The Most Reverend Thomas Kwaku Mensah, Metropolitan Archbishop of Kumasi, has asked the church to work together with the state and traditional rulers to tackle the “evil of homosexuality in the society.”

SUNYANI :
Brong Ahafo FSD cultivates more than 8,000 hectares of plantation
Friday, July 15 2011

The Forestry Service Division (FSD) has cultivated 8,752.85 hectares of teak, oframo and cedrella plantations in the Brong-Ahafo Region under the Modified Tuangya System between 2001 and 2009.

WA EAST :
Open defecation in Wa shows no sign of abating
Friday, July 15 2011

The indiscriminate burial of corpses and the open defecation in the environment is showing no signs of abating in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region.

KMA :
Regional Minister urges sportsmen and women to maintain strict training regimen
Friday, July 15 2011

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, has urged sportsmen and women to maintain strict training regimen to help improve on their performance o be better placed to participate in international games.

ASANTE AKIM NORTH :
Company supports fight to curtail Fulani menace
Friday, July 15 2011

Aboboyaa Enterprise, dealers in knapsack sprayers and other farm inputs, has donated items worth GH¢4,000.00 and cash of GH¢200.00 in support of the joint military-police operation to tackle the nuisance of Fulani herdsmen in the Asante-Akim North Municipality.

SOCIAL :
Minister inspects repair works on ruptured pipeline
Friday, July 15 2011

The Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Alban Bagbin, has cautioned the public to be prudent and careful in their daily use of water since it takes a lot of effort and money to produce portable water.

SOCIAL :
PURC to help minimize impact of tariff adjustment
Friday, July 15 2011

As part of plans to ensure industrial harmony between utility providers and stakeholders, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission, PURC, has interacted with IMANI, Ghana, a policy and research think tank in Accra to shed more insight into PURC’s activities for better appreciation.

KMA:
Provide enough evidence of threat- Police tells flogged teacher
Friday, July 15 2011


The Ashanti Regional Police Public Relation Officer (PRO) Inspector Ibrahim Tanko have given the assurance that his outfit will not hesitate to conduct the needed investigation into an alleged threat on the life of the teacher who was flogged by the chief of Ejisu Besease in the Ashanti Region.

ELMINA:
High airfares threaten this year’s PANAFEST
Friday, July 15 2011

The 200-member delegation from Trinidad and Tobago, planning to attend this year’s Pan-African-Historical-Theatre-Festival (PANAFEST) has drastically reduced to about 50 due to the “incredible increase” in the price of airfares.

SOCIAL :
School feeding to cover more - Minister
Friday, July 15 2011

Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the local Government and Rural Development Minister has disclosed that more than one million children in government schools will benefit from the school feeding program in the next academic year.

BOSOME-FREHO :
Adopt the habit of periodic health check-Physician
Friday, July 15 2011

Ghanaians have been advised to adopt the habit of periodic health checks to help them stay healthy.

BONO-MANSO:
NDC zonal branch registers 2,000 supporters
Friday, July 15 2011

The Bono-Manso Zonal branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Nkoranza North Constituency has registered more than 2,000 supporters of the party towards the 2012 general elections.

SUNYANI:
NDC delegates pledge their support to the party
Friday, July 15 2011

Some delegates to the just ended special delegates’ congress of the National Democratic Congress in Sunyani have affirmed their commitment and support to the party.

AWUTU-SENYA:
NPP Presidential candidate visits some constituencies in C/R
Friday, July 15 2011

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday arrived at Kasoa to start a three-day listening tour of some constituencies the Central Region.

ENTERTAINMENT :
GAG warns illegal bodies to stop collecting monies from actors
Friday, July 15 2011

Ghana Actors’ Guild (GAG), has warned unscrupulous individuals and organisations calling themselves Producers or Production Houses to desist from collecting monies from actors.

ENVIRONMENT :
Gov’t set to tackle refuse in the capital
Friday, July 15 2011

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo is meeting with Metropolitan, Municipal and  District Chief Executives in the capital to discuss ways to rid the city off filth.

KETU NORTH :
Ketu North lacks NHIS office
Saturday, July 16 2011

The Ketu North District Health Director, Faustina Amegashie Aheto has appealed for an early provision of permanent offices with logistics for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the district to aid the management of the scheme in the district.

TRANSPORT :
Road and bridge toll bags more than GHc40 million
Saturday, July 16 2011

The new road and bridge toll, introduced in February 2010, yielded GHC49,744,000.00 as at May 2011, Mr Joe Gidisu Road and Highways Minister disclosed during question time in Parliament.

AMA:
World Bank to support AMA with 3.86 million dollars
Saturday, July 16 2011

The World Bank is to offer the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) with US$3.860,000 in support of its Millennium City Project (MCP).

NEW JUABEN:
SSNIT educates workers on New Pension Scheme
Saturday, July 16 2011

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has educated workers of the Pope John and Koforidua Senior High schools both in Koforidua on the New Pension Scheme at separate workshops. 

POLITICAL :
Parliament reads Transition Bill the second time
Saturday, July 16 2011

Parliament on Friday performed the second reading ritual of the Transition Bill.

MFANTSEMAN :
Govt to use mobile telephony to collate birth and death data
Saturday, July 16 2011

Mr. Haruna Iddrissu, Minister of Communications, has announced that government would from next year attempt to use mobile telephony to collate death and birth statistics across the country.

AMA:
Gov’t procures equipment to improve waste management
Saturday, July 16 2011

Government has taken some major steps including the procurement of heavy duty equipment towards improving waste management in the country.

SOCIAL :
Ghana, France sign loan agreement for Urban Management pilot programme
Sunday, July 17 2011

Ghana and France have signed a loan agreement of 40 million Euros and a grant of 500, 000 Euros at the Castle, Osu.

BAWKU :
Police, Custom officials in Bawku impound bags of fertilizers being smuggled to Togo
Sunday, July 17 2011

Police and Custom officials have impounded a Nigerian heavy duty truck carrying 695 bags of subsidized government fertilizers at Misiga, a suburb in the Bawku Municipality of the Upper East Region.

BOLGA :
63 Nurses undergo training in human rights
Sunday, July 17 2011

About 63 final year students of the Bolgatanga Nurses Training College have undergone nine weeks of training in human rights.

AGRICULTURE :
Cocobod adopts text messaging to provide farmers with essential information
Sunday, July 17 2011

The Ghana Cocoa Board says its Cocoa-Link programme is now providing text messages to local farmers with access to cell phones.

SOCIAL :
"ADR Can Resolve Dagbon, Bawku And Ga Chieftaincy Conflicts"
Sunday, July 17 2011

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) still remains the best mechanism to clear Ghana’s courts of choked numerous old cases, Mr Austin Gamey, Chief Executive Office of the Gamey & Gamey Academy of Mediation has said.

WEST MAMPRUSI:
ISODEC monitors Performance in 110 Primary Schools in West Mamprusi
Sunday, July 17 2011

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) has conducted Performance Monitoring Tests (PMT) in 110 Primary Schools in the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region.

INTERNATIONAL :
US fully recognises Libyan rebels
Sunday, July 17 2011

The United States has recognised the Libyan opposition as the country’s "legitimate governing authority".

KWAEBIBIREM :
Chief wants Kwaebibirem District split
Sunday, July 17 2011

Osabarima Amue Koku Ntriakwa, Chief of Akyem Dwenase, near Akwatia, on Friday advocated for the splitting up of the Kwaebibirem District into two.

LEDZOKUKU-KROWOR:
Residents of Teshie still without water
Monday, July 18 2011

Residents of Teshie, Nungua and some other communities affected by the shutdown of the Kpong Treatment plant due to the damage on the pipe line are still without water.

AMA:
Waste collection expected to improve from today
Monday, July 18 2011

Waste collection is expected to improve tremendously in the national capital from Monday following the completion of work on the access road to the Saba landfill site last Sunday.

SEKONDI:
Pre-schools teachers urged to help mould children’s future
Monday, July 18 2011

The Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Director of Education, Nana Kofi Imbeah has called on pre-school teachers to help train pupils to morally fit into society.

EJURA-SEKYEDUMASE :
Parents urged not to shirk their responsibilities- Agyenim-Boateng
Monday, July 18 2011

The Ejura-Sekyedumase District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has launched a community civic education programme to help address child labour, teenage pregnancy and truancy among the youth.   

HO :
MTN hands over refurbished Kpedze Health Centre to GHS
Monday, July 18 2011

MTN, mobile telephone operators, has handed over a refurbished Health Centre at Kpedze to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), pledging to sustain the company’s bond with people through such interventions. 

SUNYANI :
NGO presents hospital equipment to Sunyani Hospital
Monday, July 18 2011

Mr Prince Charles Kofi Monphy, founder of Monphy and the Youth, an NGO based at Nkoranza in the Brong-Ahafo Region presented an ambulance and eleven hospital beds to the Regional Hospital in Sunyani.   

NKORANZA NORTH:
School Feeding Programme should be evaluated- NGO
Monday, July 18 2011

A concerned citizen has stated that the lack of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system on the Ghana School Feeding Programme, was hindering the identification of weaknesses and strengths in the programme.

SOCIAL :
Madam Sherrey Ayitey appointed to the board of ECOWAS-ECREEE
Monday, July 18 2011

Madam Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), has being appointed to serve on the board of the Economic Community of West African States Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

CAPE COAST:
NYEP introduces sachet water Module in C/R on pilot
Monday, July 18 2011

A new Sachet Water Producing module under the National Youth Employment Policy (NYEP) was over the weekend out-doored in Cape Coast, as part of the Self Employment business initiative of the
Programme.

BOLGA:
Vice President advises Moslems, Northerners to prioritize education
Monday, July 18 2011

The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama, has advised Moslems and Northern Communities to prioritize education, especially that of the girl–child.

EJISU-JUABEN:
Ejisu-Juaben gets GH¢162,644.00 job creation centre
Monday, July 18 2011

A job creation centre  estimated at GH¢162,644.00 and meant to give skills training to the youth has been inaugurated at Ekyem in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality.

BIBIANI :
DCE urges people to be more security alert
Monday, July 18 2011

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai, Mr Adansi Bondah, has urged the people to be more security alert, to help curb the incidence of ritual murders in the area.

CAPE COAST:
Catholic society condemns attraction to excessive wealth
Monday, July 18 2011

The Knights of St John International, a friendly society within the Catholic Church, has expressed worry over the increasing attraction to wealth and materialism in society.

NKORANZA NORTH:
GNAT leadership calls for unity
Monday, July 18 2011

Mr. Ebenezer Asare-Baah, Nkoranza District Secretary of Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has said the leadership of the Association would unify members to promote peace, unity and understanding at all levels.

KEEA:
Refuse dumping at Edina Esaman-Bagbin to the rescue
Monday, July 18 2011


The Minister for Water Resources Works and Housing Alban Sumana Bagbin has directed Zoom lion a refuse management company to halt the dumping of refuse at an unapproved damping site at Edina Esaman near Elmina in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abream (KEEA) District.

SEKONDI:
Pre-schools teachers urged to help mould children’s future
Monday, July 18 2011

The Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Director of Education, Nana Kofi Imbeah has called on pre-school  teachers to help train pupils to morally fit into society.

SOCIAL :
Road maintenance module takes delivery of trucks
Monday, July 18 2011

The Road Maintenance Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has been given a major boost with the delivery of 21 trucks to it by the Zeera Group, a private company, to support its operations.

AGRICULTURE :
COCOBOD adopts text messaging to reach farmers
Monday, July 18 2011

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has set up a text messaging programme to provide critical agricultural and social information to farmers with access to cell phones.

ECONOMY :
Ghana, France sign financing agreements
Monday, July 18 2011

Ghana and France have signed four financing agreements to support various sectors of the Ghanaian economy. They include a loan of 40 million euros and a grant of 500,000 euros for the financing of Ghana’s urban management pilot programme.

CAPE COAST:
Only 62 percent of Ghanaians have access to potable water - Bagbin
Monday, July 18 2011


Mr Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, said statistics indicated that 62 percent of the country’s population as at last year had access to potable drinking water.

CAPE COAST:
NYEP introduces sachet water module in C/R on pilot
Monday, July 18 2011

A new Sachet Water Producing Module under the National Youth Employment Policy (NYEP) was launched in Cape Coast at the weekend as part of the Self Employment Business Initiative of the Programme.

POLITICS :
Political parties urged to elect flagbearers in peace
Monday, July 18 2011

Political parties yet to elect their flag bearers tocontest the 2012 elections have been urged to emulate the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and do so in peace.

KMA:
NDC needs all-inclusive campaign for 2012 elections
Monday, July 18 2011


The Asawasi Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has congratulated President John Atta Mills on his election as Flag-bearer of the party in the recent National Delegates’ Congress at Sunyani, in the Brong-Ahafo Region.

SOCIAL :
Ivorian arms have been smuggled into Ghana - WANEP
Monday, July 18 2011

The West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP)- Ghana says its intelligence gathering reports indicate weapons that were used during the Cote d’Ivoire political crisis have been smuggled into Ghana.

KEEA:
Nduom unhappy with insanitary conditions at Elmina
Monday, July 18 2011


Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, the 2008 presidential candidate for the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), on Saturday expressed dismay over the fast rate at which the Elmina Township was deteriorating as a result of insanitary conditions.

SOCIAL :
Ivorian refugees return home - UNHCR
Monday, July 18 2011

Officials of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have revealed that some Ivorian refugees have begun returning to their home following the return of relative peace in Cote d’Ivoire.

HEALTH :
FDB impounds unwholesome meat
Tuesday, July 19 2011

A 40-footer container of unwholesome meat products imported from The Netherlands into the country, has been impounded by the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) in Takoradi.

FANTEAKWA :
Cows trample man to death
Tuesday, July 19 2011

A 57-year-old farmer was trampled to death by a herd of cattle after a taxi on which he was travelling had knocked down one of them.

TECHNOLOGY :
Over 6,000 port their numbers in 11 days
Tuesday, July 19 2011

The National Communications Authority (NCA) is pleased to announce that as of Saturday night, July 16, at the end of the tenth full day of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in Ghana, 5,631 subscribers had successfully moved from one mobile service provider to another while retaining their mobile number. By Monday morning, the number had surpassed 6,000.

ENERGY :
GNPC unaware of Ghana’s oil hijack
Tuesday, July 19 2011

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) says it is unaware of a vessel carrying oil from Ghana which was hijacked in Nigeria.

GA EAST : Thugs attack GPRTU executives at Madina
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Some aggrieved members of an unknown driver union group at the Somanya Lorry Park at Madina in the early hours of this morning attacked another group at the same station as a result of an alleged dispute over conditions of service at the station injuring some persons in the process.

EJURA :
Laid off Ejura Farms workers cry for compensation
Tuesday, July 19 2011

About 35 former workers of  Ejura Farms in the Ashanti Region laid off in 2008 have appealed to the government to compensate them to enable them access income generating ventures to enhance their living standards.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
We are grateful to foreign donors-Nkoranzahene
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Okatakyie Agyemang Kudom IV, Omanhene of Nkoranza, has commended foreign donor agencies as well as philanthropists for their invaluable role in supporting the government in the development of the country.

ASANTE AKIM SOUTH :
Chiefs urged to support Unit Committees to perform
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Chiefs and people in the various communities have been urged to offer unit committees at the assemblies’ level every necessary support and encouragement to help them perform.

EDUCATION :
Parliament approves PAC’s Report on St Louis SHS
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Parliament on Monday approved the report of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on the information technology systems of St. Louis Senior High School.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
Nkoranza students union to undertake community sensitization programm
Tuesday, July 19 2011

The Nkoranza Students Union is to undertake a one-month community sensitization programme to encourage parents to support the education of their children to become knowledgeable and responsible for the development of  Nkoranza.

KMA :
Construct more ICT centres in communities – Muntaka calls
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawasi, has a called for more community Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) centres to be established to help to sharpen the skills and knowledge of youths in ICT.

AGONA WEST :
Three die from cholera outbreak at Agona Nyakrom
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Three people reportedly dead of cholera at Agona Nyakrom in the Agona West Municipality of the Central following the outbreak of the disease last week.

SOCIAL :
Flooding looms in 3 Northern Regions - NADMO
Tuesday, July 19 2011

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has issued a flood alert warning in the three northern regions in anticipation of a possible spillage of the Bagre and Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso.

SECURITY :
Veteran Bill undergoes second reading
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Veterans Administration Ghana Bill 2010 on Monday passed the test of a second reading.

CAPE COAST:
Farmer, 40, remanded for defiling girl, 15
Tuesday, July 19 2011

A Circuit Court in Cape Coast, presided by Mr Samuel Asare-Nyarko, has remanded a farmer, Kofi Nyame, 40 into police custody for allegedly defiling a 15-year-old girl at Abrem Berase in Central Region.

AGONA EAST:Bobikuma AME Zion Church to celebrate 90 years anniversary
Tuesday, July 19 2011


The Agona Bobikuma Christ the King African Methodist Episcopal Church would launch its 90th anniversary celebration to showcase the gospel activities since its establishment in the area.

SPORTS :
Ghana to participate in Rugby Division Two Africa Cup
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Ghana is to participate in the Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) North Division Two Rugby Africa Cup to be staged in Mali from July 22-30.

BIBIANI:
Farmer, 62, remanded for defilement
Tuesday, July 19 2011

 The Bibiani Circuit Court has remanded into prison custody a 62-year old farmer for allegedly defiling a 13-year old girl.

SPORTS :
Organizational lapses engulf National Unity Games
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Organizational lapses have so far engulfed what was supposed to be a well planned and comprehensive National Unity Games, only a day after take-off of the championship.

BIBIANI:
Illegal chainsaw operators assault forestry officials
Tuesday, July 19 2011

A group of suspected illegal chainsaw operators and carpenters from Sefwi-Bekwai invaded the Bibiani District Office of the Forest Services Division (FSD) and beat up forestry officers.

SOCIAL :
NADMO meets only one percent logistic needs – Report
Tuesday, July 19 2011

National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has a deficit of 99 percent of logistics it needs to manage disasters countrywide, an audit report has indicated.

TECHNOLOGY :
Fixed-line telephones are still relevant – Dr Frempong
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Fixed–line telephones in Ghana need strong and innovative policy interventions to revamp the sector, Dr Godfred Frempong a senior research fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) has advocated.

AMA:
CPP Chairman: bad elements should be smoked-out
Tuesday, July 19 2011

The National Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Mr. Ladi Nylander, has described some elements within the party as “nation wreckers” who are not seeking the betterment of the CPP.

BOLE :
New midwifery training school to take off soon
Tuesday, July 19 2011

The Community Midwifery Training School in the Bole District of the Northern Region is expected to take off by September 2011.

POLITICS :
State given seven days to file affidavit in Bawku MP’s case
Tuesday, July 19 2011

The Court of Appeal (CA) on Monday gave the State seven days to file its affidavit in opposition to a motion of stay of proceedings filed by Adamu Dramani Sakande, Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central.

AKATSI :
Nine perish in deadly accident
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Nine persons are reported dead after a passenger bus they were traveling on from Akatsi in the Volta region to Abidjan, crashed into a bridge at Akatsi.

TECHNOLOGY :
Gov’t to make available 4,000 phones for emergency use
Tuesday, July 19 2011

The government will, before the end of the year, procure some 4,000 specialised cell phones for emergency response purposes.

SOCIAL :
Government Equips Assemblies
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Government has  expressed  its commitment towards the local assembly system as it moves to  equip Assemblies  with 6000 motorbikes and 170 vehicles to facilitate their movement.

ENERGY :
Energy Commission launches solar PV and wind electricity phase II
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Energy Commission on Tuesday launched the second phase of its Grid Connected Solar PV (photovoltaic) and Wind Electricity supply pilot project aimed to enhance the development and utilization of renewable energy resources in the country. 

AGRICULTURE :
Establishment of rice development fund in the offing
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Ghana Rice Inter-Professional Body (GRIB), with support from the Business Support and Advocacy Challenge (BUSAC), has advocated for the establishment of Rice Development Fund to resource the rice industry. 

MAMPONG :
CHRAJ receives more complaints
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Asante-Mampong Municipal Office of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has received a total of 45 complaints within the first half of this year. 

BIRIM CENTRAL :
Akroso SHS celebrates “Homecoming”
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Mr William Agyepong, an assembly member in the  Birim Central Municipality in the Eastern Region, has urged students to engage themselves in a positive enterprise and adopt positive mental attitude. 

SECURITY :
I did not order any arrest - Amidu
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Mr Martin Amidu, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, has denied a statement by the minority caucus in Parliament that he ordered the arrest of Mr Samuel Atta-Akyea, Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa South. 

EDUCATION :
BECE results released- 13 cancelled
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of provisional results for the April 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)

SOCIAL :
More funds needed to complete Job 600
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing is requesting for more funds for the completion of the ongoing renovation of Job 600.

SECURITY :
Court dismisses EOCO’s motion
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Human Rights Court on Tuesday dismissed a motion of stay of execution filed by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) in respect of the damages slapped on it by the court.

ENTERTAINMENT :
Gov’t committed to supporting film and television industry
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Government is committed to expanding the economy by paying equal attention to the film and television industry, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a Deputy Minister of Information has said.

AMA:
Minister commends MMDCEs
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has lauded the contribution of the various Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives that have consistently given impetus to Ghana’s decentralization module since its inception from 1988 to date.

HEALTH :
Haemorrhage identified as main cause of maternal deaths
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Ghana Maternal Health Survey conducted by the Ghana Health Service has shown that excessive bleeding contributed to about a quarter of all maternal deaths in 2009 throughout the country.

SOCIAL :
Bill & Melinda Gates launch strategy for safe toilets
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced the launch of a strategy to help bring safe and clean sanitation services to millions of poor people in the developing world, according to a statement from the Foundation received in Accra.

ASANTE AKIM NORTH :
Heavy rain blocks road
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The people living in the low - cost electoral area in Ashanti Akim North hard a very hard time moving from Agogo to Konogo due to the heavy down pour that blocked the main road leading to the municipal capital in the early hours of monday.

AWUTU-SENYA:
106 Health Extension workers in Awutu-Senya inaugurated
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Dr Nuhun Adams, the Awutu-Senya District Chief Executive, has advised health extension workers to improve on their qualifications to enable them gain admission into health training institutes.

KMA :
Thank you Konadu for making history-Chief
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Ashanti Regional representative to the council of state,Nana Asiama Poku Afrifa 11 who is also the chief of Toase has praised the formal first lady Nana Konandu for making history and bringing unity into the NDC.

SOCIAL :
CJ signs contract for modern court complex project
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Judicial Service of Ghana (JSG) and Messrs China State Hualong Limited, have signed a contract for the construction of 34-courtroom complex in Accra.

POLITICS:
Forty-one NPP members defect to NDC
Wednesday, July 20 2011


Forty-one members and sympathizers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Sankore in the Asunafo South District of Brong-Ahafo have defected to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

BIBIANI :
Employ the youth in this area- nananom
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Chiefs in the Bibiani area have urged  Noble Gold Company to employ the youth in their area as workers in their company to help reduce the unemployment in the area.

SUNYANI:
Ban on use of mobile phones by JHS students advocated
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Some school authorities in the Sunyani Municipality have advocated a ban on the use of mobile phones by Junior High School (JHS) students in schools.

SOCIAL :
We are suffering – Drivers of MPs cry out
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Chauffeurs of parliamentarians on Tuesday protested against low salaries they received from their masters.

NKORANZA:
Nurses should be compassionate-Madam Ibrahim
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Madam Salamatu Ibrahim, Nkoranza South District Director of Health Services, has urged nurses to be compassionate and encourage patients through their illnesses.

KMA :
I have no huge land in the U.S-Ambassador
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Ambassador Daniel Ohene Agyekum,Ghana’s representative to the United State has stated categorically  that he does not own any huge truck of land  in the United States as is been rumoured.

BIRIM NORTH :
BigStep provides ICT centre for Afosu community
Wednesday, July 20 2011

BigStep Foundation, a non-governmental organization in the Birim North District has added one more community to their list of beneficiaries in the provision of Information Communication Technology (ICT) centres.

ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
Thank you Konadu for making history-Nana Asiama Poku
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Ashanti Regional representative to the council of state,Nana Asiama Poku Afrifa 11 who is also the chief of Toase has praised the formal first lady Nana Konandu for making history and bringing unity into the NDC.

MAMPONG :
Leave before the law catches you- Minister
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Deputy Minister for Water Resource ,Works and Housing Hon.Hannah Bisiw has gave a strong wearning to those living in the affordable building at Asokore-Mampong to vacate the place or face the law.

KMA :
Engage the youth in construction projects
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Member of Parliament for the people of Effiduase-Asokore Frank Boakye Agyen has appealed to contractors to seek first the  services of the local youth for their communal works.

SEKYERE SOUTH :
Increase school feeding fee-Assembly member
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Ibrahim Ahmed,presiding member for sekyere south assembly has adviced government to increase the money paid for the school feeding- programme to a minimum of 80p.

SOCIAL :
FDB staff assaulted
Wednesday, July 20 2011

Four members of staff of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) were on Tuesday verbally assaulted for embarking on an official post market activity at the premises of Yafo Yafo at Ashalley Botwe near Madina.

ATEBUBU:
Sanitation campaign held
Wednesday, July 20 2011

World Vision International in conjunction with the Environmental Health Directorate in the Atebubu District have presented cleaning and sanitation items to some communities in the districts.

SEKYERE CENTRAL:
Assembly to take over running of Atwia Mountain
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Sekyere Central District Assembly in the Ashanti Region is to take over the administration of the Atwia Mountain which is a tourist site to improve revenue collection for the assembly.

SOCIAL :
Ghana can now afford 5 aircrafts - Majority
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The Majority in Parliament has mounted a vehement defence of the purchase of five aircrafts for the country’s military and the presidency.

INTERNATIONAL :
UN declares famine in Somalia
Wednesday, July 20 2011

The United Nations has declared a famine in two areas of southern Somalia as the region suffers the worst drought in more than half a century.

POLITICS :
Three Envoys present Letters of Credence to President Mills
Thursday, July 21 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills received Letters of Credence from three envoys accredited to Ghana at the Osu Castle, Accra.

AHANTA WEST :
CSIR wants bakers to patronize local flour
Thursday, July 21 2011

Dr. Nanam Dziedzoave, a Research Scientist, at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of the Food Research Institute(CSIR-FRI), has asked Ghanaian bakers to patronize locally produced flour to boost the economy of the country.

BIRIM NORTH :
Assembly donates cement to Afosu community
Thursday, July 21 2011

The Birim North District Assembly has pledged to support communities find solutions to development challenges confronting communities in the district.

AMA :
Desist from politicising environmental issues - MP
Thursday, July 21 2011

Mr Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, has advised electorate to desist from politicising environmental issues since it undermined national efforts at combating sanitation problems.  

KETU SOUTH:
Workers on Akatsi-Aflao Highway down tools
Thursday, July 21 2011

Workers of the China-Geo Engineering Corporation working on the Akatsi-Aflao Highway have since Monday stopped work in protest against poor pay and the heavy-handed management style of their employers.

SPORTS:
Six elected onto GFA’s Executive Committee
Thursday, July 21 2011


Six candidates have been elected onto the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association during elections after two run-offs.

SPORTS:
Greater Accra Region continues with dominance in Unity Games
Thursday, July 21 2011

Greater Accra Region continued with their dominance in both the Badminton male and female categories at the National Unity Games currently taking place in Accra.

ENERGY :
VRA signs agreement to dredge Lower Volta River
Thursday, July 21 2011

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has signed an agreement with SOTEG, a Business and Technology Solutions Company, to dredge the Lower Volta from Akuse to Ada.

SHAMA :
Assembly constructs new market
Thursday, July 21 2011

The Shama District Assembly has commissioned a GH¢135,000 market complex and a car station at Shama Junction to boost the economic livelihood of the indigenes. 

SECURITY :
NGOS urged to report arms smuggling to security agencies
Thursday, July 21 2011

The Ghana National Commission on Small Arms, has asked all non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations with information on smuggling of arms into the country to report to the security agencies.

CAPE COAST:
Ghana should develop strategies to preserve rain water-Bagbin
Thursday, July 21 2011

The country records about 40 billion cubic metres of rainfall annually which is equal to nine trillion gallons of water, Mr Alban Bagbin, the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing had said.

TEMA :
NYEP presents sewing machines to 120 youths
Thursday, July 21 2011

One Hundred and Twenty persons in the Tema Metropolis who trained in the Youth in Trade and Vocations Module, under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), have been given sewing machines.   

ENVIRONMENT :
Desist from politicising environmental issues - MP
Thursday, July 21 2011

Mr Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, has advised electorates to desist from politicising environmental issues since it undermined national efforts at combating sanitation problems.

SOCIAL :
MOWAC investigates alleged arrest of iced water sellers
Thursday, July 21 2011

The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) has said it was conducting checks on reports alleging that 20 girls selling iced water had been arrested by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) taskforce on various streets of Accra.

AGRICULTURE :
Farmers sensitised on new fertilizer subsidy programme
Thursday, July 21 2011

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) and Ghana Federation of Agricultural Producers (GFAP), have organised a day’s sensitisation workshop for 54 farmers on fertilizer subsidy implementation guidelines.

BABIANI:
Noble Gold to maintain high environmental safety standards
Thursday, July 21 2011

Noble Gold Mining Limited (NGML), an Australian company and the new owners of the Bibiani concession, has pledged to maintain best practices to ensure environmental safety.

AMA :
Robbers besiege Ecobank
Thursday, July 21 2011

Three armed robbers have in a swift operation attacked the Accra Mall branch of Ecobank in Accra.

KWABIBIREM:
Man, 60, steals plantain
Thursday, July 21 2011

Kwesi Ateyfa, 60, on Wednesday appeared before the Kade District Magistrate’s Court charged with stealing a bunch of plantain at the cost of GH¢ 20.

SOCIAL :
Vice President advises MMDAs to support fire service personnel
Thursday, July 21 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to provide residential accommodation and offices to support the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to save life and property.

SOCIAL :
IGP cautions Police personnel to stay off politics
Thursday, July 21 2011

The Inspector General of Police, Paul Tawiah Quaye, has cautioned police officers to stay out of active politics, especially in the run up to the crucial December 2012 general elections.

KMA :
KATH to demand cash deposits to check abscondee patients
Thursday, July 21 2011

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital says it will henceforth demand cash deposits on all elective cases at the hospital.

KMA:
KATH provides NHIS services -Management
Thursday, July 21 2011

The management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in  Kumasi has debunked claims in a  section of the media that the hospital was no longer rendering health insurance services to members of the public, an official source of the hospital has said. 

TECHNOLOGY :
Gov’t to resolve waste crisis with new technology
Thursday, July 21 2011

Government has finally settled on a more permanent solution to the waste management crisis.

HEALTH :
Goal to rid world of polio by end of 2012 ’off track’
Thursday, July 21 2011

A plan to rid the world of polio by the end of next year is "off track", say international experts.

ATIWA :
Flood renders indigens homeless
Thursday, July 21 2011

More people have been rendered homeless in the Atiwa district of the Eastern Region following an overnight rain.

SPORTS :
Randy Abbey & Others Elected To GFA Executive Committee
Thursday, July 21 2011

Six Premier League representatives have been elected to the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in a series of elections being held by the Federation to fill the 24-member Board.

BOLGA :
Public urged to check HIV status
Thursday, July 21 2011

The National Association of People living with HIV/AIDS has appealed to members to openly declare their status and act to reduce stigmatisation.

ECONOMY :
Gov’t okays new company to manage gas
Thursday, July 21 2011

President John Atta Mills has authorized the formation of an independent Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) to among other things, own, manage and develop a national network of gas pipelines.

SPORTS:
President Mills confers national honours on Black Stars, Meteors, others
Friday, July 22 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills has conferred National Awards on a number of distinguished personalities as part of Ghana’s 51st Republic Day celebrations.

3 die in Atiwa floods
Friday, July 22 2011

Three people are reported dead after days of heavy down pour in Atiwa in the Eastern Region.

POLITICS:
Residents of Adansi and Fomena mauls touring Nana Addo
Friday, July 22 2011

Residents in the Adansi Asokwa and Fomena constituencies in the Ashanti region are unhappy with the worrying manner in which social interventions that were introduced by the NPP are gradually collapsing under the NDC administration of President Mills.

POLITICS:
NDC Youth salute President Mills on 67th birthday
Friday, July 22 2011

The Ashanti Youth Working Committee of the ruling National Democratic Congress has congratulated President Mills on his 67th birthday.

SEKONDI :
four Gang defile girl,15
Friday, July 22 2011

The Western Regional Office of Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVSSU) has mounted a search for four young men who gang raped a 15-year-old girl in May at Fijai, near Takoradi.

BEKWAI:
SSNIT pensioners complain about poor treatment
Friday, July 22 2011

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) pensioners in the Bekwai Municipality have complained about what they say was the poor treatment by the Trust.

MFANTSEMAN:
CPP executives identify serious fragmentation as the bane of the Party
Friday, July 22 2011

Both national and regional executives and members of the Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP), seeking the nod as executives of the Party, on Wednesday decried the serious fragmentation in the Party saying it had been its bane.

GOMOA EAST :
President donates to Village of Hope
Friday, July 22 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills’ 67th birthday was marked with a presentation of assorted items to the Village of Hope Orphanage and School at Gomoa Fetteh, in the Agona East of the Central Region.

SOCIAL:
NGO organizes workshop for practitioners of herbal medicine
Friday, July 22 2011

The Nahaff Ghana Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), in collaboration with the Federation of Traditional Medicine, organized a training workshop for practitioners of herbal medicine in Accra on Thursday.

EJISU :
" Yaa Asantewaa" radio to be established in Ejisu
Friday, July 22 2011

The Ejisu Juaben  MCE Hon. Afrifa Yamoah Ponko has promised to help established a radio station which will be name after the great queenmother, the warrior for her achievement to the people of ejisu,ashanti and Ghana in general.

BIBIANI:
Court remands fetish priest for child stealing
Friday, July 22 2011

A twenty-five-year-old fetish priest who allegedly tricked a couple at Sefwi-Apentemadi near Juaboso and stole their baby girl was on Thursday remanded into prison custody by the Bibiani Circuit Court.

EDUCATION:
GNAT expels “Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT)”
Friday, July 22 2011


The National Executive of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), on Thursday said it has expelled the “Coalition of Concerned Teacher (CCT),” that levelled allegations against the leadership GNAT following teacher’s migration onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS). 

ATIWA :
"Food Shortage likely to hit cut-off towns in Atiwa" - DCE
Friday, July 22 2011

The District Chief Executive for Atiwa, Emmanuel Atta Twum says his outfit is collaborating with NADMO in all areas to immediately bring the flood situation in the district under control.

EDUCATION:
GNAT executives respond to accusations of concerned teachers
Friday, July 22 2011

The National Executives of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), on Thursday responded to accusations levelled against them by “Coalition of Concerned Teacher (CCT)”, a group of teachers.

EDUCATION :
TEWU issues ultimatum
Friday, July 22 2011

The umbrella body of teachers,TEWU has impressed upon the  Fair  Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to as a matter of importance ensure that the 15 per cent retention premium for the 11 classes of non-teaching staff in addition to arrears agreed upon in their last engagement be paid at the end of July.

SECURITY:
Interior Minister gives Ghana Police service high rating.
Friday, July 22 2011

The Minister for Interior Benjamin Kumbuor has expressed satisfaction with the level of professionalism of the Ghana Police Service and has given its personnel a high percentage rating of    99.

SEKYERE SOUTH :
DO not engage in homo - S.D.A ELDER
Friday, July 22 2011

Bipoa, a community in the sekyere south district branch of the S.D.A is celebrating its singing group’s achievement over the past decades with a call on the youth not to engage in any of the immoral acts  especially  homosexuallity.

BIBIANI :
Man 62 remanded for defilementT at Bibiani
Friday, July 22 2011

The Bibiani circuit court has remanded one Kwebena Odiawuo,62 in to police custody to re-appear  on the 28th of july for defiling a 13 year old girl.
 

ASUNAFO SOUTH :
Asunafo South Assembly gets new DCE
Friday, July 22 2011

They was  jublilation on the streets of Kukuom the district capital fellowing the successful elction of Abraham Bosompem as the new DCE and Laziz as PM  for Asunafo South Assembly.

ASUTIFI :
Government introduces free apprenticeship for JSS leavers
Saturday, July 23 2011

The government has introduced a one-year free apprenticeship programme for Junior High School graduates who cannot continue their education to acquire employable skills, Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu, Minister of Education, disclosed.

WA :
UWR gets Sickle Cell Clinic and Counselling Unit
Saturday, July 23 2011

A Sickle Cell Clinic and Counselling Unit has been opened in Wa, the Upper West Regional Hospital, through the initiative of the Sickle Cell Advocacy Project. 

SEFWI-WIAWSO:
Chirano Gold Limited has development program for communities - DCE
Saturday, July 23 2011

The District Chief Executive for Sefwi-Wiawso, Mr Stephen Wilks Kofi Mensah has denied the claim that the Chirano Gold Limited is refusing to employ the indigenes of the area. 

STMA :
Chamber of Commerce to implement dual vocational training programme
Saturday, July 23 2011

The Sekondi-Takoradi Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (STRCCI) is to implement a dual vocational training programme in the Western Region. 

HO :
MTN covers 98 per cent of Volta Region
Saturday, July 23 2011

MTN mobile telecom company has attained about 98 per cent coverage in the Volta Region, Alfred Kwame Moyimeh, Volta Regional Transmissions Officer of the company said.

BIBIANI :
Assembly steps up revenue mobilization
Saturday, July 23 2011

The Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District Assembly has adopted a number of measures to improve its revenue collection performance.

AGRICULTURE :
Government secures money for the fisheries sector
Saturday, July 23 2011

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, has approved a total of $53.8 million financial support to boost the fisheries sub-sector in Ghana.

HO :
Local Gov’t Service is ready for challenges ahead - Head
Saturday, July 23 2011

The Local Government Service (LGS) is prepared to face challenges likely to arise from bringing decentralized departments under the authority of the district assemblies, Mr Akwasi Opong-Ofosu, Head of the Service said.

HO:
Kpedze SHS launches 50th anniversary celebrations
Saturday, July 23 2011

Kpedze Senior High School in the Volta Region on has launched its 50th anniversary celebrations to generate awareness among former students and stakeholders to raise funds for the event scheduled for next year, in Accra.

SOCIAL :
More people to benefit under YIAP
Sunday, July 24 2011

About 1,6oo youth from some selected districts in the country will be employed undre several aspects of the youth in Agiculture programme when the rest of the modules under the prgramme is finally unveiled.

TARKWA :
Assembly to improve revenue collection
Sunday, July 24 2011

Mrs Christina Kobinah, Municipal Chief Executive for Tarkwa has appealed for an improvement in the Revenue collection in district to enable the district embark on all of its developmental projects

SPORTS:
Mohamed Bin Hammam Banished From soccer
Sunday, July 24 2011

FIFA executive committee member Mohamed bin Hammam has been banned from football for life after being found guilty of bribery by FIFA’s ethics committee.

SPORTS:
Queens Drop Out In Top 50 FIFA Rankings
Sunday, July 24 2011

Ghana have dropped out of the top 50 in the FIFA women’s world ranking, as the women’s team are now placed at 51. The second of the quarterly ranking was released on Friday

EDUCATION :
JSS leavers to benefit from free apprenticeship
Sunday, July 24 2011

The government has introduced a one-year free apprenticeship programme for Junior High School graduates who cannot continue their education to acquire employable skills, Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu, Minister of Education, disclosed on Friday.

SOCIAL :
Farmers receive 10,000 solar lanterns
Monday, July 25 2011

The Cadbury Cocoa Partnership, a response driven community initiative that aims to support a sustainable cocoa supply chain in Ghana, has presented 10,000 household solar lanterns valued at 600,000 Ghana Cedis for distribution to cocoa farmers in 160 communities.

SOCIAL :
45 Ghanaians deported from Nigeria
Monday, July 25 2011

Another batch of 21 Ghanaians has been deported from Nigeria, bringing the number so far deported on the orders of Nigerian two state governors to 45.

ENERGY :
PURC, Energy Commission to introduce Electricity Market in Ghana
Monday, July 25 2011

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) and the Energy Commission will from October this year introduce an electricity Market.

ATIWA:
NADMO struggles to deal with floods in Eastern Region
Monday, July 25 2011

About 3000 residents of major towns in the eastern region notably Akim Oda and its environs have been displace as a result persistent heavy down pour that has lasted for days causing the Birim River to over flow its banks.

SOCIAL :
GNAT unhappy with delay in payment of new teachers
Monday, July 25 2011

The Deputy National General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, Mr John Nyoagbe, has expressed dismay over undue delay in payment of newly trained teachers employed by the Ghana Education Service.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
MCE hands over 600 dual desks to schools
Monday, July 25 2011

The Municipal Chief Executive for Tarkwa Nsueam Assembly, Mrs Christina Kobinah has handed over 600 dual desks to schools in the municipality.

FANTEAKWA:
Akufo-Addo sympathises with chiefs and people of Kade, Fanteakwa
Monday, July 25 2011

Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, has sympathised with flood-hit communities in the Eastern Region.

KMA :
KATH remains NHIS service provider
Monday, July 25 2011

Authorities of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) say the hospital remains an accredited National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) service provider and would continue to provide services required under the scheme to the public.
   

SOCIAL :
UNHCR evacuates refugees to permanent camp
Monday, July 25 2011

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) is evacuating refugees, mostly Ivorians at Elubo in the Western Region, to a permanent refugee camp at Egyirikrom near Elmina in the Central Region.

KWAEBIBIREM :
Disaster strikes four Kwaebirem towns
Monday, July 25 2011

Disaster hit Adankrono, Kade, Akwatia and Boadua in the Kwaebibirem District when the River Birim and four other rivers overflowed their banks destroying property and rendering dozens of people homeless.
       

BRAKWA:
DCE calls on citizenry to rally behind Government for more development projects
Monday, July 25 2011

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asikuma-Odoben, Mrs Georgina Nkrumah Aboah has said for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to achieve the “Better Ghana Agenda”, it behoves the people to strongly rally behind the Government.

MAMPONG:
Minister urges assemblies to be committed to national interest
Monday, July 25 2011

Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, the Ashanti Regional Minister has urged district assemblies to always endeavour to put the interest of the nation ahead of anything they do in order ensure that maximum benefit is derived from their activities.

NEW-JUABEN :
Media urged to be fair in their coverage of issues
Monday, July 25 2011

The Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church-Ghana, has encouraged the media to be fair, responsible and objective in their coverage of issues, for the sake of national cohesion.
    

DORMAA EAST :
Handle issue of homosexuality with caution-Pastor
Monday, July 25 2011

The Reverend Felix John Yeboah, chairman of the Dormaa Ahenkro local council of churches has called for a cautious approach “in our resolve to discourage the practice of homosexuality and lesbianism among our people”.

SOCIAL:
EU/ADRA project increases food production in 7,887 households
Monday, July 25 2011

Under the Northern Ghana Food Security Resilience Project (NGFSRP) staple food production has increased from 300 to 400 percent in over 7,887 farmer households in seven selected districts of the Northern and Upper West regions.

EDUCATION :
Discussion underway to introduce compulsory pedagogy programme - Ayariga
Monday, July 25 2011

Mr Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister of Education has said Government was discussing with the universities to introduce a compulsory module on pedagogy in all tertiary institutions as most of the graduates were posted to the teaching field.

JAMAN NORTH :
B/A teachers receive awards for performance
Monday, July 25 2011

Ms. Irene Abekah of the Jaman North District was adjudged the best teacher in the Primary School category of the 2010 Brong-Ahafo Regional “Best Teacher/Non-teaching staff” award ceremony, held in Sunyani on Friday.

WA EAST:
GMSA condemns homosexuality in Ghana
Monday, July 25 2011

The Ghana Muslim Association of Ghana (GMSA) has condemned the recent spate of homosexuality in Ghana.

AJUMAKO:
Make profitable use of your time in school- Cleric urges students
Monday, July 25 2011

Students have been called upon to make hay while the sun shines in order to achieve greater heights and avoid regrets in future.

POLITICS :
G/R DFP leadership declare support for NDC
Monday, July 25 2011

Leadership of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) in the Greater Accra Region has resolved to support the efforts of the leadership of the party led by Dr Obed Asamoah to engage in talks with the National Democratic Party (NDC). 

STMA:
Regional Planning Committee for Teachers Awards day inaugurated
Monday, July 25 2011

A 19-member Western Regional Planning Committee for the 2011 National Best Teacher Awards Day, was on Wednesday inaugurated at Sekondi.

APAM:
USAID and Plan Ghana support Gomoa schools
Monday, July 25 2011


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with Plan Ghana, a child centred intervention non-governmental organization, has donated items worth GH¢9832.00 to four schools in Gomoa West District.

GOMOA WEST:
Gomoa West District Assembly approves supplementary budget
Monday, July 25 2011

Gomoa West District Assembly has approved supplementary budget estimated at GH¢2,680,502.01 for the 2011.

POLITICS:
Western Regional Congress of CPP ends abruptly
Monday, July 25 2011

The Western Regional Delegates Congress of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Saturday ended abruptly when the election of Regional Executives of the Party was put on hold.

EFFUTU:
Court remands seven armed robbers in prison custody
Monday, July 25 2011

The Winneba District Magistrate’s Court has remanded seven persons suspected to be armed robbers in prison custody but they would appear before a higher court on July 28.

ZABZUGU:
Disaster management Training Workshop end in Zabzugu
Monday, July 25 2011

A three-day disaster management training workshop, organized jointly by the Zabzugu/Tatale World Vision Area Development Programme and the World Vision Ghana Humanitarian Emergency Affairs has ended at Zabzugu in the Zabzugu/Tatale District of Northern Region.

SEFWI-WIAWSO:
Chirano Gold Limited has development program for communities - DCE
Monday, July 25 2011

The District Chief Executive for Sefwi-Wiawso, Mr Stephen Wilks Kofi Mensah has denied the claim that the Chirano Gold Limited is refusing to employ the indigenes of the area.

TEMA:
Assembly members express mixed reactions
Monday, July 25 2011

Assembly members in the Tema Metropolis and the Ashaiman Municipality have expressed mixed reaction over government’s procurement of motorbikes for assembly members in the country.

BOLGA :
Agitating truck drivers block Bolga –Tamale road
Monday, July 25 2011

About 100 articulator truck drivers blocked the main Bolga-Tamale-Kumasi road in the Upper East Region with their trucks on Monday in protest against what they call unfair treatment by the Ghana Highway Authority.

SOCIAL :
Prez Mills orders 4000 bags of rice and maize for flood victims
Monday, July 25 2011

President Mills has ordered for the immediate release of food and other relieve items for the flood hit victims in the easten region.

SOCIAL :
Second phase of ’Ghana Card’ distribution underway
Monday, July 25 2011

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has indicated that measures have been put in place to ensure that the second phase of the ongoing distribution of the ’Ghana Card’ in the Greater Accra region  goes on smoothly.

BUNKPURUGU-YUNYOO:
Lari Bimi passes on
Monday, July 25 2011

The Chairman of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Mr Larry Bimi is dead at age 66 after a short illness.

HO :
Company to introduce “floating hospital” on Volta Lake
Monday, July 25 2011

The US Group of Companies, a limited liability entity in Ghana, is to introduce a “floating hospital” on the Volta Lake.

SOCIAL :
NADMO appeals for relief items for flood victims in E/R
Tuesday, July 26 2011

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has appealed to corporate entities, philanthropists and benevolent organisations to come to the aid of government to help alleviate the plight of those affected by the floods in the Eastern Region.

ASHAIMAN:
Ashaiman gas explosion, 16 injured.
Tuesday, July 26 2011

Up to 16 persons sustained various degrees of injuries at Ashaiman following a gas explosion at a popular food joint on Monday   evening.

AGRICULTURE :
Gov’t acquires 53.8 million dollars to boost fisheries sub-sector
Tuesday, July 26 2011

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a total of 53.8 million dollars for Ghana’s fisheries sub-sector, a statement issued by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Accra has said.

SOCIAL :
NGO calls for concerted efforts to end child labour
Tuesday, July 26 2011

Ms Bridgette Gordon, the Director of Projects of Coastal Life Care Foundation, a on-governmental organisation (NGO) has called for concerted efforts to end child labour in fishing communities, which she described as “very alarming”.

SOCIAL :
Fire engulfs Ridge Hospital nurses quarters
Tuesday, July 26 2011

Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicated that fire has engulfed the nurses quarters at the Ridge Hospital in Accra.

ECONOMY :
GRA sees 12.1 per cent jump in half-year revenue
Tuesday, July 26 2011

Ghana Revenue Authority has announced that it recorded a 12.1 per cent jump in half-year revenue for 2011 to GH¢3.9 billion compared with GH¢3.5 billion for the same period last year.

GA WEST:
Re-gravelling of Amasaman roads commences.
Tuesday, July 26 2011

Residents of Amasaman and surrounding areas are heaving a sigh of relief following the re-gravelling of a major road linking about four communities the Ga West in the districts of the Greater Accra Region.

ACCIDENT:
3 Killed At Ako Adjei Interchange
Tuesday, July 26 2011

At least three persons were reported dead and several others injured, when four vehicles got involved in a multiple accident near the Canadian High Commission in Accra, yesterday morning around 6.50am.

AMA:
University students refuse to call off intended demo
Tuesday, July 26 2011


University students protesting the increase in their school fees for the upcoming academic year have refused to call off their intended demonstration scheduled for Wednesday July 27.

EFFUTU:
Abolish all splinter associations within NDC – Mintah
Tuesday, July 26 2011

Mr Kofi Mintah, a founding member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has appealed to the leadership of the party to dissolve all splinter associations formed within the party in the run-up to the Sunyani delegates’ congress.

EFFUTU:
Court remands seven armed robbers in prison custody
Tuesday, July 26 2011

The Winneba District Magistrate’s Court has remanded seven persons suspected to be armed robbers in prison custody but they would appear before a higher court on July 28.  

SOCIAL :
AG calls for well-drafted laws for development
Tuesday, July 26 2011

Mr Martin Amidu, Attorney General and Minister of Justice has underscored the need for Commonwealth Countries to have well-drafted laws that underpin development in both public and private sectors.

KUNTANASE:
Doctor says pregnant women should buy drugs on prescription
Tuesday, July 26 2011

Dr Kwadwo Nyarko-Jectey, Medical Superintendent of the Kuntanase Government Hospital, has said drugs should be sold to pregnant women only on prescription.

SOCIAL :
British High Commission introduces online visa appointment schedule
Tuesday, July 26 2011

The Visa Section of the British High Commission in Accra and their Commercial Partner, VFS, has announced the introduction of an online appointment system for the submission of visa applications and biometrics with effect from August 1, 2011.

HEALTH:
Boy, 16, supports Korle-Bu Children’s ward
Tuesday, July 26 2011

A 16-year-old Ghanaian boy based in the United States on Friday donated 50 digital thermometers worth about 2,500 dollars to the Children’s Ward of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

SPORTS :
Sports men and women urged to become Malaria Ambassadors
Tuesday, July 26 2011

The Country Director of the John Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHU/CCP) Voices, Mr Emmanuel Fiagbey, has called on sports men and women as well as their technical handlers to remain ambassadors in the fight against the malaria disease.

SOCIAL:
Lauretta Lamptey appointed new CHRAJ Boss
Tuesday, July 26 2011

Ms Lauretta Vivian Lamptey has been sworn in as the new Commissioner for the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).

EDUCATION :
Police to protect ’Yentua’ demonstrators
Wednesday, July 27 2011

The Public Relations Officer of the Greater Accra Regional Police command, ASP Ziprian Zenge has assured University students that there will be enough personnel to ensure that today’s demonstration is a peaceful one.

ASHAIMAN :
Ashaiman gas explosion: One dead, four in critical condition
Wednesday, July 27 2011

One of the victims of the Ashaiman gas explosion is dead.

SOCIAL :
Bagbin slaps temporary ’ban’ on STX discussions
Wednesday, July 27 2011

Works and Housing Minister Alban Bagbin would no longer be dragged into any public question and answer session on STX, at least for now.

ENERGY :
Gov’t denies media reports on EO Group
Wednesday, July 27 2011

Government has denied reports in sections of the Media that it has abandoned the on-going investigations regarding the EO Group, and that in exchange government had received reparation from the Group.

SOCIAL :
Rural Water coverage now 63 per cent
Wednesday, July 27 2011

Ghana’s rural water coverage is now 63 per cent showing an increase of 5.86 per cent from 2008, Mr Kingsford Sumani Alban Bagbin, Minister of water Resources, Works and Housing said on Tuesday.

ENVIRONMENT :
Fight against chemical weapon needs concerted efforts - Ayittey
Wednesday, July 27 2011

Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment Science and Technology has called for a concerted effort in Africa to help to realize the ban on chemical weapons under the Chemical Weapon Convention.

ATIWA :
“Assembly has proper structures to assist our flood victims” DCE
Wednesday, July 27 2011

The DCE for Atiwa Emmanuel Atta Twum, has observed that though the recent flood displaced hundreds of people in his district, the situation is improving due to the collective efforts of both the indigenes and the Assembly.

SECURITY :
Fire service urged to intensify public fire safety campaign
Wednesday, July 27 2011

Deputy Interior Minister Kwabena Acheampong has underscored the importance of fire safety education, urging the management of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to intensify public sensitisation programmes on fire safety and prevention to minimise their occurrence to attract investment into the country.

HEALTH :
Third of the world infected with hepatitis - WHO
Wednesday, July 27 2011

Around one third of the global population, or 2 billion people, have been infected with one of the viruses that causes the liver disease hepatitis, which kills about a million victims annually, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

EDUCATION :
60,000 teachers still needed
Wednesday, July 27 2011

Ghana will need about 60,000 more professional teachers to make up for the shortfall in the basic and secondary levels of the educational sector.

POLITICS :
CPP youth call for resignation of party Chairman
Wednesday, July 27 2011

The former Executive members of the youth wing of Conventional People’s Party (CCP) in tertiary institutions (TESCHART) has called for the resignation of Mr Ladi Nylander, National Chairman of the party.

ATIWA :
Atiwa Assembly trains pupils, teachers in ICT
Wednesday, July 27 2011

The Atiwa District Assembly has established a state of the art ICT centre to train pupils, teachers and staff of the assembly in order to enhance their capacity in the subject.

POLITICS :
Prez nominates Chief Executives for Hohoe, Ahanta West
Wednesday, July 27 2011

President John Evans Atta Mills nominated Municipal/District Chief Executives for Hohoe and Ahanta West Assemblies.

SOCIAL :
AG asked to file affidavit and statement of case in MP’s case
Wednesday, July 27 2011

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday asked the Attorney General to file an affidavit and statement of case in respect of a motion for review filed by Adamu Dramani Sakande, Member of Parliament for Bawku Central.

SPORTS :
Regional Football Association elections set for July 27, 29 and August 2
Wednesday, July 27 2011

The ten Regional Football Associations (RFA) under the Ghana Football Association (GFA) will on July 27, 29 and August 2, go to polls to elect its leaders for another five-year term of office.

KETA :
35 communities cut-off by flood in the Keta Municipality
Wednesday, July 27 2011

More than 35 communities in the Bleamezado and its surounding villages in the Keta Municipality have been cut-off as a  result of  the overflow of the Avu and Keta Lagoons causing heavy flooding.

KETA:
Prez. Mills empathizes with flood victims in Keta municipality
Wednesday, July 27 2011

The President of Ghana, John Evans Atta-Mills has assured victims of flood hit communities in the Keta Municipality of his government’s
preparedness to assist them as their activities have been halted by flood waters.

BIRIM NORTH :
Akoasi community gets library
Thursday, July 28 2011

Students and community members at Akoasi and its surrounding communities in the Birim North District can now access a variety of books to improve their vocabulary as well as expand their scope of knowledge.

HEALTH :
$1.5 million worth of emergency antiretroviral drugs for Ghana
Thursday, July 28 2011

The United States Government has handed over emergency antiretroviral drugs worth $1.5 million to the Ministry of Health to prevent a potential national shortage which threatened treatment for thousands of Ghanaians living with HIV/AIDS

TECHNOLOGY:
Gov’t commended for initiating SIM card registration
Thursday, July 28 2011

The Ghana Media Advocacy Programme (G-MAP), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), seeking the welfare of children, has commended government for initiating the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card registration exercise since it can help prevent crime through mobile phone.

HEALTH :
ECOWAS poised to eliminate malaria by 2015
Thursday, July 28 2011

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it is poised to eliminate Malaria in the sub-region by 2015.

HEALTH :
FDB cautions against Mama Queen Mackerel
Thursday, July 28 2011

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) says it has through its post-market surveillance activities impounded 210 cartons of Mama Queen Mackerel in Tomato Sauce belonging to Jichi Ghana Limited.

ECONOMY :
Tullow PLC lists on Ghana Stock Exchange
Thursday, July 28 2011

Tullow Oil Plc on Tuesday listed its shares on the Ghana Stock Exchange becoming the most capitalized equity on the bourse.

EDUCATION :
Fee paying policy by public universities not discriminatory - Supreme Court declares
Thursday, July 28 2011

The Fee Paying Policy, being implemented by Public Universities is not discriminatory, the Supreme Court (SC) has ruled.

ATIWA:
Atiwa to benefit from various social interventions
Thursday, July 28 2011

The Atiwa district assembly has been chosen as one of the districts nationwide to benefit from the Social Opportunities Projects, a government of Ghana Intervention to reduce poverty by providing the rural poor with access to employment and income-earning opportunities.

SOCIAL :
President bemoans use of foul language on airwaves
Thursday, July 28 2011

President J.E.A Mills has condemned the ’politics of insults’ which has inundated the country’s airwaves.

FANTEAKWA :
Assembly engages land lords to house displaced flood victims
Thursday, July 28 2011

The Fanteakwa District Assembly has engaged the services of land lords in the district to house the victims of the recent floods that engulfed the area.

SOCIAL :
Ministry of Information donates vehicle to NMC
Thursday, July 28 2011

The Ministry of Information  has presented a Toyota Prado vehicle to the National Media Commission (NMC), to help it discharge its duties.

ATIWA:
DCE calls for truce between traditional rulers and assembly members
Thursday, July 28 2011

Traditional rulers in the Atiwa district and assembly members are trading words of accusation against each other over which of the two development partners  has the right to initiate and supervise projects in the community.

SECURITY :
Ghana Navy to receive patrol boats from China
Thursday, July 28 2011

As part of measures to re-tool the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), the Ghana Navy is to receive two patrol boats from China by the end of the year.

NORTH TONGU :
Flood victims get assistance
Thursday, July 28 2011

The North Tongu District in the Volta Region also had its fair share of the flood devastation which has spread through a number of districts in the country especially in the Eastern and Volta Regions.

BUSINESS :
Ghana Stock Exchange now 3rd largest
Thursday, July 28 2011

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) is now the third largest capital market in sub-saharan Africa, after South Africa and Nigeria.

KMA :
Current state of road accident in Ashanti Region
Thursday, July 28 2011

The motor traffic and transport unit of the Ashanti Regional police command has released the current road accident situation in the region as from jaunary to date.

TAMALE :
Ghana has broken transmission of guinea worm - Veep
Friday, July 29 2011

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has declared Ghana as having broken the indigenous transmission of the guinea worm disease since she reported the last case 14 months ago.

BIRIM NORTH :
Birim North to be made ICT model society
Friday, July 29 2011

Birim North District is to be turned into a model information, communication technology (ICT) centre in the country in a couple of years.

ECONOMY :
Gov’t urged to speed up gas infrastructure project
Friday, July 29 2011

A team of research scientists at a seminar on the Environmental and Social issues of extractive industries in Ghana called on Government to speed up the gas infrastructure project that aims to transport gas from the Jubilee Field. 

ATIWA:
Activities of X tra Gold Mining Limited raises concern-Assembly Member
Friday, July 29 2011

The assembly member for Wintinase electoral area Oteng Adjei has expressed grave concern about the debilitating effect his community has   endured from the operations of X tra Gold Mining Limited.

NEW JUABEN :
Staff of Koforidua Hospital ask Assembly to complete Polyclinic
Friday, July 29 2011

The Medical staff of the Koforidua Regional Hospital have appealed to the New Juaben Municipal Assembly to complete the Koforidua Polyclinic to help reduce the daily high pressures on the Out-Patients Department of the hospital(OPD).

TRANSPORTATION :
Commission suggests stiff punishment for contractors
Friday, July 29 2011

The Board of Directors of the National Road Safety Commission has said  that road contractors’ failure to provide sufficient road signs at construction sites was leading to road crashes.

HEALTH :
Four million Ghanaians are infected with Hepatitis B
Friday, July 29 2011

It is estimated that about four million people in the country are infected with the Hepatitis B virus which usually affects the liver.

SUHUM-KRABOA-COALTAR :
Cocoa growing areas to benefit from child labour interventions
Friday, July 29 2011

Ten Cocoa growing communities in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District in the Eastern Region are to benefit from the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) child labour intervention programme under its Cocoa Community Project (CCP).

TECHIMAN:
Broken wall stalls work on Tanoso irrigation dam
Friday, July 29 2011

A break in a wall that serves as an embankment which breaks the flow of the Tano River to ensure rise of water on the Tanoso irrigation dam has led to the stalling of work on the dam aimed at reviving the once vibrant project.

ATIWA:
Deplorable nature of roads, bane of development in Abubonsa
Friday, July 29 2011

The assembly member for Abubonsra electoral area in the Atiwa district of the eastern region has lamented the deplorable nature of roads in his area which has to a large extent hampered development.

BOSOMTWI :
Mother Of 7 Commits Suicide
Friday, July 29 2011

A 45-year-old mother of seven has allegedly committed suicide by hanging at Jachie, near Lake Bosumtwi in the Ashanti Region.

SOCIAL :
Gov’t urged to reject donor influence on water delivery
Friday, July 29 2011

Mr Edem Asimah, Chairman of the Select Committee on Water and Sanitation has urged government to determine its own water delivery systems for the people and not allow donors to impose their conditions on us.

KMA :
Regional Minister commends NSS personnel
Friday, July 29 2011

Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, on Wednesday saluted personnel of the National Service Scheme (NSS), for their invaluable contributions to national development.

KWAHU WEST :
500 people displaced in Kwahu West Flood-MCE
Friday, July 29 2011

Over 500 people were displaced and 60 houses collapsed during the recent flooding in the Kwahu West District , the MCE for the area, Alex Somuah has noted.

GA WEST :
7,861 pupils enjoy free meal
Friday, July 29 2011

About 7,861 pupils in 10 basic schools in the Ga West Municipality are benefiting under the government’s School Feeding Programme, the Municipal chief Executive, Ebenezer Nii Armah Tackie, has disclosed.

SOCIAL :
Gov’t deserves commendation for aircrafts purchase - Group
Friday, July 29 2011

A group within the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP), has waded into the controversy over the purchase of aircrafts, saying Government ought to be commended for its efforts to safeguard the integrity of the country.

SOCIAL:
Methodist Presiding Bishop condemns vitriolic attack on Presidency
Friday, July 29 2011

The Most Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana has condemned the recent vitrolic attack and the use of intemperate language on Ghana’s Presidency.

SPORTS :
Stars drop again in latest FIFA ranking
Friday, July 29 2011

Ghana’s Black Stars have slipped three places to the 36th position in the latest world rankings.

WEST AKIM :
No discrimination against any community-MCE assures
Friday, July 29 2011

The West Akyem Municipal Chief Executive, Mr George Mensah Akpalu, has said the assembly would provide communities with social amenities and would not discriminate against any.

SOCIAL :
Three organisations donate towards GJA Awards
Friday, July 29 2011

Mr Affail Monney, Vice President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has said that it was important for journalists to “sanitize and purify” the media environment before the upcoming general election.

TANO SOUTH :
Plan Ghana donates to needy school children
Friday, July 29 2011

Plan Ghana International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Thursday presented educational materials worth 16,640 dollars to Tano South District Education Directorate for distribution to needy school children in the area.

JIRAPA :
Jirapa Assembly members asked to improve tax collection
Friday, July 29 2011

Mr Bernard K. Puozuing, Jirapa District Chief Executive, has tasked Assembly and Unit Committee members to work assiduously to improve the collection of rates and taxes to enable the Assembly to increase its internally generated revenue.

WA :
Wa Municipal PTA/SMC coalition donates to Gbegru Primary
Friday, July 29 2011

The Wa Municipal Parent, Teacher Association and the School Management Committee Coalition has donated assorted Mathematics, English and Science textbooks to the Gbegru Primary School in the Wa Municipality, to enhance quality teaching and learning.

BAWKU :
Embrace patriotism to foster national development – Youth advised
Friday, July 29 2011

Young Ghanaians must cultivate the spirit of patriotism as a major tool for national development.

KMA :
Two teenagers in trouble for stealing
Friday, July 29 2011

Two teenagers, who allegedly broke into a container shop and made away with items valued at GH¢1,890.00, have appeared before a Kumasi Circuit Court.
    

BAWKU :
Bawku Police embark on special motor checking exercise
Friday, July 29 2011

Twenty-three persons put before the Bawku circuit court for motorbike offences have been fined amounts between 30 and 300 Ghana cedis or in default serve a jail term of three years.
        

ATIWA:
Assembly member eyes improvement of education.
Friday, July 29 2011

Teaching and learning at the Presbyterian and Catholic schools in the Akrofufu electoral area have received a major boost following the distribution of teaching and learning materials to these schools.

STMA :
Law on HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination advocated
Saturday, July 30 2011

Participants at a day’s HIV workshop have called for specific legislation on HIV/AIDS to protect HIV victims from stigmatization and discrimination.

HOHOE :
NGO to organize free medical screening
Saturday, July 30 2011

Freedom Aid Ghana (FAG), an Accra-based health and education oriented non-governmental organization, is to organize free medical screening for residents of the Ve areas in the Hohoe Municipal Area.

BIRIM NORTH:
Afosu community has only 3 police personnel
Saturday, July 30 2011

Security is core to the development of every society and requires a lot of investment to achieve this. Though governments recognized this and made a lot of investment towards it, there are still a large number of communities without adequate protection.

STMA :
Treated nets are safe -Medical officer
Saturday, July 30 2011

Doctor Atsu Dodor, Deputy Director in charge of Clinical Care of the Ghana Health Service in the Western Region, dispelled the notion that insecticide mosquito nets are injurious to the human body.

JUASO :
Gov’t urged to commit more resources to tree plantation
Saturday, July 30 2011

Mr Albert Abongo, Chairman of the Parliamentary Select-Committee on Lands and Forestry, has called on the government to commit more resources to tree plantation programmes across the country. 

KUMASI :
Ensure rigid enforcement of laws to protect the forest
Saturday, July 30 2011

Government has been urged to ensure the rigid enforcement of laws to stop the continued degradation of the country’s forests and its resources.

AMA :
Company supports Osu Children’s Home
Saturday, July 30 2011

Solid Express Ghana Limited (SEGL), an import and export company, on Friday donated assorted items worth Ghc12, 500 cedis to the Osu Children’s Home in Accra.   

GA SOUTH :
School appeals to Gov’t to reclaim land from encroachers
Saturday, July 30 2011

The Institute of Technical Supervision (ITS) has appealed to government to help it reclaim its lands from private developers in order not to hamper the future expansion of the School.  

BAWKU WEST :
Gov’t praised for equipping Assemlies
Sunday, July 31 2011

Government has been commended for providing motorbikes for Assembly Members of all the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the country.

MPOHOR /WASSA EAST :
Assembly to develop data base for development purposes
Sunday, July 31 2011

The Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly is to embark on a data collection exercise soon for planning purposes , Mr. Anthony Bassaw, the District Chief Executive, announced on Thursday.

BONGO :
NSS personnel and Chiefs plant trees
Sunday, July 31 2011

The Bongo Traditional Council and the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) at the weekend undertook a tree planting exercise in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region.

MPOHOR /WASSA EAST :
Galamsey destroying Batere River
Sunday, July 31 2011

The activities of illegal small scale miners popularly called ‘galamsey’ in the Mpohor Wassa East District of the Western Region has resulted in the pollution of  River Butere thereby threatening the health of the people in the area.

JOMORO :
Assembly to boost area councils activities
Sunday, July 31 2011

The Jomoro District Assembly has decided to construct affordable permanent offices for all the ten Area Councils in the district.

SPORTS:
World Cup 2014 Draw: Ghana Up Against Zambia, Sudan
Sunday, July 31 2011

The Black Stars of Ghana has been drawn alongside Zambia,Sudan and the winner of the 1st round match between Lesotho-Burundi in Group D of the African qualifiers to the FIFA 2014 World Cup to be staged in Brazil.