The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) says as far as the 4th Republic is concerned, the party is a pacesetter in democracy.
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.
Political Pressure group, the Network of Social Democrats (NESOD), has withdrawn a phrase it used to describe how the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood, should be removed out of office.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Vincent Tefe, Adaklu Anyigbe District Director of Education, said the importance of education in achieving unity and development could not be overemphasized.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly on Friday feted senior citizens in the area as the nation marked the 51st republic day.
The Ashanti Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Aaron Offei, has expressed concern about the increased maternal mortality rate in the region.
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.
Government will soon establish a Science Space Centre to provide accurate information about economic impact of climate conditions.
Black Stars and Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has been adjudged the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Sports Personality of the year, 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Akuapem North District Director of Health Services, Dr Joseph Opare, has advised Ghanaians to undertake frequent body exercises to prevent premature death.
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.
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.
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.
The first private aviation school in West Africa to train Senior High School graduates into full Commercial Pilots has been established in Ghana.
Ghana is ranked the 105th preferred tourist destination in the world and the 10th in Africa.
Ghana is to hold its first National Kente Week celebration on Saturday, August 6, 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.
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.
Kumasi Girls Senior High School (SHS), has used internally generated funds to build a modern students ironing centre.
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.
A 15-member national planning committee to oversee the successful implementation of the Agriculture Fair (AGRIFA 2011) has been inaugurated in Accra.
Ms Gladys Amaning, Kumasi Metropolitan Director of Education, has called for the creation of more favourable conditions for the retention of girls in schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government is promoting an initiative called Local Economic Development (LED) to ensure a sustainable national economic growth and development.
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.
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.
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.
The stakeholder’s consultative workshop of the Sector Strategic Development Plan (SSDP) of the water sector has been held in Accra.
The National Identification Authority, NIA, has started issuing the National Identification Cards to Ghanaians beginning from the Okaikoi South District in Accra.
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.
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).
The Faculty of Science, University of Ghana, is undertaking a study into turning degraded and bare lands left unused after mining into productive use.
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.
The Tolon Kumbungu District in the Northern Region will today Tuesday 5th July 2011, celebrate a festival dubbed: Total Sanitation.
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.
The Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira district assembly has held its first assembly meeting with the approval of a supplementary budget for the year 2011.
The Fifth African Forum on Blindness, on the theme, “Access Africa”, has begun in Accra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina T. Wood has sworn into office six new judges at the Supreme Court in Accra.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sixty thousand hectares of cotton are to be cultivated this year as part of plans by government.
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.
Population explosion in the Atwima Kwawoma District in the Ashanti Region is having a serious toll on the district.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Government has revealed that it has secured $1.5 billion for the start of the STX Housing project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has been urged to step up its efforts to achieve coherent and employment-centred policies at the global level.
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.
The Ghana Education Service Council has commended the Government for improving infrastructure requirements for Senior High Schools (SHS) nationwide.
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.
People in Bawku and its environs have expressed gratitude to the government for lifting the two-year old curfew imposed on the town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Tema Regional Police Command has arrested a wanted criminal, who has been on the run for the past five months.
The Ghana Education Service Council has commended the Government for improving infrastructure requirements for Senior High Schools (SHS) nationwide.
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.
Government through the Krachi East Assembly has launched this year’s national everyday wear ostensibly to create a common identity among Ghanaians.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
An allied Health Committee has been constituted to regulate and weed out quack doctors and charlatans in the health profession
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parliament on Wednesday applauded Former President Kufuor for winning the 2011 World Food Price award together with Brazil’s Luiz Lula da Silva.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kwaebibirem District Assembly is to institute an award scheme for pupils who put up excellent performance in their schools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Minister of Education, Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu has said a total of five thousand schools hold classes under trees across the country.
The First Lady, Dr Ernestina Naadu Mills has donated hospital equipment worth GH¢250,000 to six health institutions in Accra.
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.
Professor Edmund Delle, Director of Rabito Health Services, filed his nomination papers to contest for the chairmanship of the Convention People’s Party (CPP).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yaw Kesse, a 30-year-old farmer, was on Thursday sentenced to 16 months imprisonment by a Koforidua Magistrate’s Court for stealing cocoyam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Volta Regional Police Command this Thursday began demolishing unauthorized speed ramps in the Region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
General organisation towards the National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegate congress at Sunyani has so far been smooth and excellent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To improve the quality of residential accommodation at the University of Ghana, Legon, three new halls of residence have been inaugurated.
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.
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).
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”.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drivers in Bawku have been given training on First Aid to enable them to give immediate help to injured passengers in times of accidents.
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.
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.
Ghanaians have been urged to be vigilant and work together to ensure the protection and efficient utilization of the nation’s oil revenue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The New Juaben Traditional Council in the Eastern Region, has condemned the recent demonstration against Daasebre Professor Emeritus Oti Boateng, New Juabenhene.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty four selected community members from the Dormaa Municipality on Health Advocacy and Accountability have undergone a one day training at Dormaa-Ahenkro.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Ghana has agreed to support Slovenia’s bid to become a member of the UN Security Council.
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.
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.
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.
Twenty-two candidates have filed their nominations to contest for national leadership positions in the Convention People’s Party (CPP).
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.
The Winneba Premix Committee has given financial support to 100 petty traders operating at Winneba Junction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Upper West Region will soon benefit from a Sickle Cell Clinic and counselling Unit.
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.
Cadet Cops and Youth organisations have been advised to combine discipline with academic excellence for a successful future career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Parent-Teacher Association of Apam Senior High School has embarked on some projects to make life comfortable for the students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ten schools in the Mfantseman Municipality have entered into partnerships with schools in Kent County Council in the United Kingdom.
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of Mankessim Secondary Technical School, is to provide the school with an Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has cut power supply to the Tema Oil Refinery for non payment of bills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Leaders of the Concerned Teachers Association have vowed to continue, unabated, with their hunger strike until their demand was met.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ghanaians have been advised to adopt the habit of periodic health checks to help them stay healthy.
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.
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.
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.
Ghana Actors’ Guild (GAG), has warned unscrupulous individuals and organisations calling themselves Producers or Production Houses to desist from collecting monies from actors.
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.
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.
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.
The World Bank is to offer the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) with US$3.860,000 in support of its Millennium City Project (MCP).
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.
Parliament on Friday performed the second reading ritual of the Transition Bill.
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.
Government has taken some major steps including the procurement of heavy duty equipment towards improving waste management in the country.
Ghana and France have signed a loan agreement of 40 million Euros and a grant of 500, 000 Euros at the Castle, Osu.
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.
About 63 final year students of the Bolgatanga Nurses Training College have undergone nine weeks of training in human rights.
The Ghana Cocoa Board says its Cocoa-Link programme is now providing text messages to local farmers with access to cell phones.
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.
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.
The United States has recognised the Libyan opposition as the country’s "legitimate governing authority".
Osabarima Amue Koku Ntriakwa, Chief of Akyem Dwenase, near Akwatia, on Friday advocated for the splitting up of the Kwaebibirem District into two.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama, has advised Moslems and Northern Communities to prioritize education, especially that of the girl–child.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) says it is unaware of a vessel carrying oil from Ghana which was hijacked in Nigeria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veterans Administration Ghana Bill 2010 on Monday passed the test of a second reading.
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.
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.
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.
The Bibiani Circuit Court has remanded into prison custody a 62-year old farmer for allegedly defiling a 13-year old girl.
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.
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.
National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has a deficit of 99 percent of logistics it needs to manage disasters countrywide, an audit report has indicated.
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.
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.
The Community Midwifery Training School in the Bole District of the Northern Region is expected to take off by September 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.
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.
The government will, before the end of the year, procure some 4,000 specialised cell phones for emergency response purposes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of provisional results for the April 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)
The Ministry of Water Resources Works and Housing is requesting for more funds for the completion of the ongoing renovation of Job 600.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Chauffeurs of parliamentarians on Tuesday protested against low salaries they received from their masters.
Madam Salamatu Ibrahim, Nkoranza South District Director of Health Services, has urged nurses to be compassionate and encourage patients through their illnesses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Majority in Parliament has mounted a vehement defence of the purchase of five aircrafts for the country’s military and the presidency.
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.
President John Evans Atta Mills received Letters of Credence from three envoys accredited to Ghana at the Osu Castle, Accra.
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.
The Birim North District Assembly has pledged to support communities find solutions to development challenges confronting communities in the district.
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.
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.
Six candidates have been elected onto the Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association during elections after two run-offs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three armed robbers have in a swift operation attacked the Accra Mall branch of Ecobank in Accra.
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.
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.
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.
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital says it will henceforth demand cash deposits on all elective cases at the hospital.
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.
Government has finally settled on a more permanent solution to the waste management crisis.
A plan to rid the world of polio by the end of next year is "off track", say international experts.
More people have been rendered homeless in the Atiwa district of the Eastern Region following an overnight rain.
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.
The National Association of People living with HIV/AIDS has appealed to members to openly declare their status and act to reduce stigmatisation.
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.
President John Evans Atta Mills has conferred National Awards on a number of distinguished personalities as part of Ghana’s 51st Republic Day celebrations.
Three people are reported dead after days of heavy down pour in Atiwa in the Eastern Region.
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.
The Ashanti Youth Working Committee of the ruling National Democratic Congress has congratulated President Mills on his 67th birthday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sekondi-Takoradi Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (STRCCI) is to implement a dual vocational training programme in the Western Region.
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.
The Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District Assembly has adopted a number of measures to improve its revenue collection performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) and the Energy Commission will from October this year introduce an electricity Market.
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.
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.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Tarkwa Nsueam Assembly, Mrs Christina Kobinah has handed over 600 dual desks to schools in the municipality.
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, has sympathised with flood-hit communities in the Eastern Region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
The Ghana Muslim Association of Ghana (GMSA) has condemned the recent spate of homosexuality in Ghana.
Students have been called upon to make hay while the sun shines in order to achieve greater heights and avoid regrets in future.
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).
A 19-member Western Regional Planning Committee for the 2011 National Best Teacher Awards Day, was on Wednesday inaugurated at Sekondi.
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 District Assembly has approved supplementary budget estimated at GH¢2,680,502.01 for the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President Mills has ordered for the immediate release of food and other relieve items for the flood hit victims in the easten region.
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.
The Chairman of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Mr Larry Bimi is dead at age 66 after a short illness.
The US Group of Companies, a limited liability entity in Ghana, is to introduce a “floating hospital” on the Volta Lake.
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.
Up to 16 persons sustained various degrees of injuries at Ashaiman following a gas explosion at a popular food joint on Monday evening.
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.
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”.
Information reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicated that fire has engulfed the nurses quarters at the Ridge Hospital in Accra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr Kwadwo Nyarko-Jectey, Medical Superintendent of the Kuntanase Government Hospital, has said drugs should be sold to pregnant women only on prescription.
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.
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.
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.
Ms Lauretta Vivian Lamptey has been sworn in as the new Commissioner for the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).
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.
One of the victims of the Ashaiman gas explosion is dead.
Works and Housing Minister Alban Bagbin would no longer be dragged into any public question and answer session on STX, at least for now.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President John Evans Atta Mills nominated Municipal/District Chief Executives for Hohoe and Ahanta West Assemblies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says it is poised to eliminate Malaria in the sub-region by 2015.
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.
Tullow Oil Plc on Tuesday listed its shares on the Ghana Stock Exchange becoming the most capitalized equity on the bourse.
The Fee Paying Policy, being implemented by Public Universities is not discriminatory, the Supreme Court (SC) has ruled.
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.
President J.E.A Mills has condemned the ’politics of insults’ which has inundated the country’s airwaves.
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.
The Ministry of Information has presented a Toyota Prado vehicle to the National Media Commission (NMC), to help it discharge its duties.
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.
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.
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.
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) is now the third largest capital market in sub-saharan Africa, after South Africa and Nigeria.
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.
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 District is to be turned into a model information, communication technology (ICT) centre in the country in a couple of years.
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.
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.
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).
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.
It is estimated that about four million people in the country are infected with the Hepatitis B virus which usually affects the liver.
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).
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.
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.
A 45-year-old mother of seven has allegedly committed suicide by hanging at Jachie, near Lake Bosumtwi in the Ashanti Region.
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.
Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, on Wednesday saluted personnel of the National Service Scheme (NSS), for their invaluable contributions to national development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ghana’s Black Stars have slipped three places to the 36th position in the latest world rankings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young Ghanaians must cultivate the spirit of patriotism as a major tool for national development.
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.
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.
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.
Participants at a day’s HIV workshop have called for specific legislation on HIV/AIDS to protect HIV victims from stigmatization and discrimination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government has been urged to ensure the rigid enforcement of laws to stop the continued degradation of the country’s forests and its resources.
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.
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.
Government has been commended for providing motorbikes for Assembly Members of all the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the country.
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.
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.
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.
The Jomoro District Assembly has decided to construct affordable permanent offices for all the ten Area Councils in the district.
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.