KMA:
KATH Eye centre begins test run
Wednesday, July 31 2013

Authorities of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have started test runs on its GH¢1.6 million Eye Centre.

SOCIAL:
Feuding Alavanyo-Nkonya factions sign peace agreement
Monday, July 01 2013

The peace agreement was signed during a three-day mediation talks in Accra with government and other stakeholders.

SOCIAL:
Ghana to benefit from USD 7 billion initiative
Monday, July 01 2013

Ghana is to benefit from a $7 billion initiative by the United States to help it deal with the energy crisis.

AMA:
Assembly members endorse Vanderpuije as MCE
Monday, July 01 2013

Members of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly have overwhelmingly endorsed Alfred Vanderpuije as the Mayor of Accra.

SOCIAL:
Ghana marks 53rd Republic Day
Monday, July 01 2013

Ghana is celebrating its 53rd Republic Day anniversary today, when it holds a lot of promise as a forerunner in the swift wind of democracy blowing across the African continent.

ASANTE A N:
Assembly members to confirm DCE today
Wednesday, July 03 2013

Assembly members of the Asante Akyem North District Assembly would today decide the fate of Mr. Paul Kingsley Arweh Averu who was nominated by President Mahama to occupy the position of a District Chief Executive (DCE) in the area.

BOLGA:
U/E Regional Minister intervenes on controversial landfill site
Wednesday, July 03 2013

Alhaji Limuna Mohammed Muniru, Upper East Regional Minister has pleaded with community members of Sherigu to reconsider an earlier decision made to prevent the Bolga municipal assembly from off-loading waste to a landfill site in the area.

ENERGY:
Gov’t, others owe ECG GHC 222m – World Bank report
Wednesday, July 03 2013

According to the 2013 World Bank report, government together with some state agencies owe the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) GHC 222 million as at the end of 2012.

SHAMA:
Blood donation helps the heart - Official
Tuesday, July 02 2013

Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital, a referral health facility in the Western Region, needs about 10,000 units of blood annually at its blood bank in order to operate efficiently.

FRUITS BAN:
Agric Ministry admits Ghana can’t meet all US standards
Wednesday, July 03 2013

The Ministry of Agriculture says Ghana may have to continue exporting fruit to the European market because it simply cannot meet all the conditions set by the United States of America.

KWAHU W:
Only one public SHS serves entire municipality
Wednesday, July 03 2013

Nkawkaw Senior High School remains the only government assisted senior high school serving the whole Kwahu West Municipality.

KRACHI N:
Residents call for improved road network
Wednesday, July 03 2013

Residents in the Krachi Nchumuru District in the Volta Region have appealed to government to intervene in improving their road infrastructure which is in very deplorable conditions at the moment.

WA:
New technology on-board to boost farming
Tuesday, July 02 2013

Farmers in two communities in the Upper West Region have adopted a new technology that does not require ploughing their fields with tractors or hoes before planting their crops.

KWAHU E:
2 bedroom nurses quarters for Kotoso health center
Tuesday, July 02 2013

The Kwahu East District Assembly has completed a two bedroom nurses quarters for the Kotoso clinic.

KRACHI E:
3-unit KG under construction
Tuesday, July 02 2013

A three unit classroom block with ancillary facilities for the establishment of a kindergarten has commenced at Lakeside Primary School in the Krachi East District in the Volta region.

DORMAA:
Assembly to ensure quality education
Tuesday, July 02 2013

Mr Gordon Asubonteng, Dormaa Central Municipal Chief Executive, has pledged the Assembly’s commitment to make the Municipality a hub of quality education in the country.

PRESTEA:
Awudia residents want market roofed
Tuesday, July 02 2013

Residents in Awudua Electoral area in the Prestea Huni Valley in the Western Region are calling for support from the Assembly to help them rehabilitate the market.

AGONA E:
Presiding Member maintained
Tuesday, July 02 2013

Members of the Agona East District Assembly on Friday re-elected Mr Samuel Richard Zigah, a Senior Lecturer of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) as the Presiding Member (PM) for another two year term. 

SOCIAL:
Minister vows government’s uninterrupted support for MMDAs
Tuesday, July 02 2013

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Government (LGRD), Mr. Akwasi Opong-Fosu has chanted government’s commitment to strengthen capacity building in various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) for accountable and effective performance and service delivery.

EFFUTU:
Assembly confirms Nii Ephraim as MCE
Tuesday, July 02 2013

The 27-member Effutu Municipal Assembly have confirmed President John Dramani Mahama’s nominee, Nii Ephraim, as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) during a special meeting at Winneba.

NABDAM:
DCE hands over 180 set of furniture to school
Tuesday, July 02 2013

The District Chief Executive for Nabdam, Vivian Anafo has handed over some 180 set of school furniture to the Sakote Methodist Sec-Tech meant to aid the school in teaching and learning activities.

SOCIAL:
UG names faculty of law building after late President Mills
Tuesday, July 02 2013

The University of Ghana, Legon has officially announced the naming of its faculty of law building after Former President John Evans Atta Mills and Akua Kuenyehia.

NADOWLI:
Assembly builds new children’s ward for hospital
Wednesday, July 03 2013

The Nadowli District Assembly with support from the Japanese government has managed to put up a new children’s ward facility at the Nadowli district hospital.

SOCIAL:
Only 4 females nominated as DCEs
Wednesday, July 03 2013

Only four females have so far been nominated by President Mahama to head the various Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the country.

SPORTS:
Satellites face Portugal today
Wednesday, July 03 2013

The clash involving two former champions - Ghana and Portugal - at the FIFA U-20 World Cup winners tops the bill in Wednesday’s Round of 16 matches.

BOLGA:
Residents urged to exploit natural resources
Wednesday, July 03 2013

A poverty-relief project aimed at promoting development towards self-sufficiency has encouraged residents in Bolga to exploit the natural resources available in Bolgatanga to enable them to initiate personal economic development.

KMA:
Mayor engages political parties to develop Kumasi
Wednesday, July 03 2013

In a rare move, Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Kojo Bonsu, has been visiting offices of various political parties to foster unity and solicit ideas for the development of the city.

BAWKU:
New court building commissioned
Thursday, July 04 2013

Justice Godwin Akwesi-Kumah, Supervising High Court Judge at the weekend commissioned an ultra modern court building at Bawku to facilitate the dispensation of justice in the area.

STMA:
National Tourism awards launched
Wednesday, July 03 2013

Mr Alfred Ekow Gyan, Deputy Western Regional Minister, on Tuesday said there was the need to further develop tourism to enable the industry to  increase its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

TANO S:
Bechem School for the deaf appeals for assistance
Thursday, July 04 2013

Ms Veronica Ayeh, Headmistress of the Bechem School for the Deaf, at the weekend appealed to  individuals,  philanthropists and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to come to the aid of educational institution.

BIA:
Govt distributes 8,000 solar lanterns
Thursday, July 04 2013

Government on Wednesday began the distribution of over 8,000 solar lanterns to about 16 beneficiary districts in selected regions of the country under its kerosene lantern replacement programme.

AFRAM P:
MP registers 300 under NHIS
Thursday, July 04 2013

One challenging moment for most people in deprived communities is raising money to pay their medical bills.

ASANTE A S:
Assembly elects PM
Thursday, July 04 2013

Mr. John Kennedy Agbesi has been elected Presiding Member (PM) of the Asante-Akim South District Assembly after two earlier attempts by the members had failed.

SOCIAL:
Prez Mahama nominates MMDCEs for V/R
Thursday, July 04 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has released the first list of nominees for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive (MMDCE) positions in the Volta Region. 

NABDAM:
Nangode, Zopeliga earmarked to receive classroom blocks
Thursday, July 04 2013

Construction of classroom structures as part of the strategies to enhance quality education is still in force in the Nabdam district, as the assembly has started advertisement for the award of contract for construction of two classroom blocks.

KETA:
Sylvester Tornyeava retains post
Thursday, July 04 2013

Chief Executive of the Keta Municipal Assembly, Sylvester Tornyeava has been reappointed the Municipal Chief Executive of the Assembly.

BUSINESS:
Scrap dealers want ban on export of metals removed
Thursday, July 04 2013

A group calling itself Scrap Dealers Association is calling on government to reverse the ban on export of metals.

AMA:
President Mahama inspects ongoing road networks
Thursday, July 04 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has inspected ongoing works on some roads aimed at improving traffic in the Eastern parts of the capital Accra, with an assurance that work will be completed on all roads across the country.

SOCIAL:
Govt takes steps to put smiles on the faces of market fire victims
Thursday, July 04 2013

Govt takes steps to put smiles on the faces of market fire victims
In line with the President’s directive of giving victims of fire outbreaks that gutted some market in Accra and Kumasi, some financial support have been made available to them.

SOCIAL:
Govt takes steps to put smiles on the faces of market fire victims
Thursday, July 04 2013

In line with the President’s directive of giving victims of fire outbreaks that gutted some market in Accra and Kumasi, some financial support have been made available to them.

BOLGA:
Sanitation taskforce committee begins operations
Thursday, July 04 2013

A 17 member task force committee set to assist boost the level of sanitation in the Bolgatanga municipality has started its operations in the area.

SOCIAL:
VEEP meets UK delegation
Thursday, July 04 2013

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has called for greater collaboration and the harnessing of policies to boost relations between Ghana and the United Kingdom, especially in the area of trade.

HOHOE:
Nkonya Chief reiterates commitment to peaceful resolution
Friday, July 05 2013

Togbega Tsedze Atakora vii, (left), Chief of Alavanyo, and Nana Ampem Darkoh III, Chief of Nkonya.

KRACHI E:
DCE advises people to use life jackets on the lake
Friday, July 05 2013

Chief Executive of the Krachi East District Assembly, Rapheal Kofi Ogyemoko is surprised about the refusal of residents to use access roads open up for them, as alternative to lake travel.

ENERGY:
West African Gas Pipeline to supply gas soon - Minister
Friday, July 05 2013

Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, has said the repair work and testing on the West African Gas Pipeline has been completed and soon the supply of gas shall resume.

KRACHI W:
Workers, others welcome reappointment of DCE
Friday, July 05 2013

Residents and staff in the Krachi West District in the Volta have welcomed the reappointment of the District Chief Executive, Kwame Ponye.

ASSIN N:
Gov’t sacks appointees
Friday, July 05 2013

All the fourteen government appointees to the Assin North Municipal Assembly have been removed. Their removal is in accordance with Section 9(6) of the Local Government Act, Act 462.

MARKET FIRES:
4,500 Traders Identified For Support
Friday, July 05 2013

The over 4,500 traders who lost their wares in market fires in Accra and Kumasi have been identified by government for support.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama Interacts With Ghana Railway Workers Union
Friday, July 05 2013

President John Mahama on Thursday held a closed door meeting with the leadership of the Ghana Railway Workers Union.

LEKMA:
President Mahama inspects ongoing projects
Friday, July 05 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday inspected ongoing works on some roads aimed at improving traffic in the Eastern parts of the capital Accra, with an assurance that work will be completed on all roads across the country.

SAWLA:
Rehabilitation of dug-outs completed for four areas
Friday, July 05 2013

The difficulty of getting sustainable water to power agric related activities in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district will largely be mitigated as rehabilitation of some dug-outs for five communities have been completed.

GA E:
Assembly retains MCE
Friday, July 05 2013

Mr John Kwao Sackey, Ga East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), was on Wednesday confirmed for his second term by members of the Assembly.

ENERGY:
Explosion at Takoradi thermal plant
Friday, July 05 2013

The Aboadze Thermal Plant in Takoradi in the Western region has exploded.

SEKYERE C:
Assembly confirms DCE
Friday, July 05 2013

Mr Ebenezer Akuoko- Frimpong, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere Central, has been confirmed by an overwhelming majority at the Assembly elections held at Nsuta on Thursday.

SAGNARIGU:
Major roads under construction
Saturday, July 06 2013

More attention has been shifted on the implementation of roads in Sagnarigu by government as a bid to boosting meaningful development in the whole area.

GA W:
Alive Health Check screens aged at ofankor
Saturday, July 06 2013

Over 400 senior citizens within Ofankor, a suburb of Accra and its environs were screened by Alive Health Check (AHC) as part of activities to mark this year’s Republic Day.

MFANTSEMAN:
Kweku Hayfron confirmed as MCE
Saturday, July 06 2013

Mr Henry Kweku Hayfron, the President’s nominee for Mfantseman Municipal Chief Executive was on Thursday confirmed by the Assembly.

SOCIAL:
Minister advocates measures to reduce post-harvest losses
Sunday, July 07 2013

Mr Clement Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture, on Friday advised nucleus farmers to support out-growers with drying facilities, silos and warehouses to curb post-harvest losses.

YILO K:
Assembly confirms President Nominee
Sunday, July 07 2013

Members of the Yilo Krobo District Assembly have confirmed Mr  Andrews Soda as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area.

ELLEMBELE:
President commended for retaining DCE
Sunday, July 07 2013

Ellembelle NDC Constituency Executives have lauded President John Dramani Mahama for retaining Mr Daniel K. Eshun to continue his work as District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ellembelle.

SEKYERE A P:
DCE confirmed; promises more dev’t projects
Monday, July 08 2013

Newly-approved District Chief Executive for Sekyere Afram Plains in the Ashanti Region says government will pursue programs to make the area the food basket of the region.

KEEA:
Work on Komenda Sugar Factory extended to August
Monday, July 08 2013

The Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI), Haruna Idrissu, has extended the commencement of work on the Komenda Sugar Factory in the Central Region from July to August 30, this year.

C TONGU:
4 projects inaugurated
Monday, July 08 2013

The Central Tongu District Assembly in the Volta Region has held an inaugural day during which four projects executed by the assembly at GH¢1,759, 000 were inaugurated at separate functions.

SUHUM:
Suhum Assembly rejects President’s Nominee
Monday, July 08 2013

Members of the Suhum Municipal Assembly on Friday rejected Mr Samuel Fleischer-Kwabi, the President’s nominee as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area, at a special meeting held at Suhum.

AKATSI S:
Assembly to have DCE soon
Monday, July 08 2013

Akatsi South District will soon have a District Chief Executive following the appointment of Mr. Daniel Dagba by President John Mahama in accordance with Section 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462.

KRACHI E:
Zoomlion donates 700 life jackets for distribution
Monday, July 08 2013

Zoomlion Ghana Limited continues to support district assemblies to support communities living close to the Volta Lake and travel mostly across the lake.

MARKET FIRES:
American experts set to submit report to gov’t
Monday, July 08 2013

The American fire expert team who were invited into the country to unravel the mystery behind the frequent fire disasters is set to submit its final report to government, reports indicate.

ELECTION PETITION:
NPP issues Dos and DON’Ts to its Communicators
Monday, July 08 2013

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has rolled-out a new set of guidelines by which its Communicators should base on to pass comments in relation to the ongoing 2012 election petition.

AKATSI N:
US medical team ends visit to Akatsi-North
Monday, July 08 2013

A nine-member medical team from Temple University Medical school in the US has concluded a five-day outreach programme in the Akatsi-North District.

KASSENA N E:
Ministry, UNICEF poised to eliminate outmoded practices
Monday, July 08 2013

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, is working with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to develop a comprehensive national protection system towards the elimination of cultural practices that affects children and women in Ghana.  

NABDAM:
New dam construction at Kugri moves steadily-DCE
Monday, July 08 2013

The Nabdam district assembly has initiated the construction of a dam facility at Kugri aimed at improving agric related activities for inhabitants of the community.

SAWLA:
Reshaping of feeder roads;3 accomplished,1 in progress
Monday, July 08 2013

Several roads left unattended for some period now in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district have recently received some facelift as part of ways to improve the road network in the district.

SOCIAL:
Code of ethics introduced to guide gov’t officials
Monday, July 08 2013

President John Mahama has launched a code of conduct for both ministers and their deputies to facilitate a corruption clean government.

SOCIAL:
Affected Aboadze thermal plant fixed following explosion
Monday, July 08 2013

The Aboadze thermal plant is now running after Engineers of the Volta River Authority fixed a technical problem there.

TANO N:
MP funds training for 50 women
Tuesday, July 09 2013

In a bid to wage war against the unemployment rate, which continuous to be a major source of worry to many in the country, Hon. Freda Prempeh, MP for Tano North Constituency has initiated measures to curb the menace.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t implements measures to rake in revenue
Tuesday, July 09 2013

Finance Minister Seth Terkper, said on Monday government is implementing measures to generate additional revenue, control expenditures and improve the efficiency in public spending to ensure the achievement of fiscal and macroeconomic targets.

AMA:
President launches code of ethics for ministers
Tuesday, July 09 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday launched a book of code of ethics for ministers and other political appointees, with a call on them to strictly adhere to it, to avoid bribery, corruption and other malpractices, at Peduase.  

SOCIAL:
Lands Commission clears SSNIT over workers village
Tuesday, July 09 2013

Mr Bentsi Enchil, Chief Valuer in charge of compensation at the Lands Commission, has said the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) duly acquired the land for the Elmina workers village.

AFIGYA K:
NRSC hikes up safety campaign
Tuesday, July 09 2013

The Ashanti Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Mr. Thomas Bismark Boakye, has urged road users to be patient and obey traffic regulations.

KWAHU E:
Security taskforce makes inroads
Tuesday, July 09 2013

Efforts initiated by the Kwahu East District Security Committee (DISEC) to safeguard lives and properties in the area are yielding results as confirmed by authorities at the assembly.

KWAHU E:
Gov’t of Japan assists 3 communities with CHPS compounds
Tuesday, July 09 2013

Establishment of more community-based health planning service (CHPS) compounds to offer primary health services continue to receive attention in the Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region.

SOCIAL:
Mills’ 1 year anniversary unveiled
Tuesday, July 09 2013

The Planning Committee set up by President John Dramani Mahama to commemorate the one year anniversary of the passing on of former President John Evans Atta Mills has announced activities to mark the traditional 1st Anniversary.

ENERGY:
Seven Districts receive solar lanterns
Tuesday, July 09 2013

Seven districts in the Northern Region will benefit from the government subsidised solar lanterns under its kerosene/lantern replacement programme.

SOCIAL:
Parliament okays Keta sea defence project
Tuesday, July 09 2013

Members of the Parliamentary select Committee on Water Resources Works and Housing have expressed satisfaction at the completion of works on the Keta Sea Defense projects.

AMA:
Gbemomo residents plead for better link road
Tuesday, July 09 2013

Motorists plying the route linking Lapaz and Nyamekye in the Okaikoi North sub-metro of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly are lamenting over the deplorable nature of the road.

BIBIANI:
Australian gov’t supports school with ICT facilities
Tuesday, July 09 2013

The Australian government has donated 30 brand new computers to the Noble Gold, Bibiani, Primary and Junior High School in the Ashanti Region, to facilitate teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology.

A SENYA:
Minister tours Kasoa
Tuesday, July 09 2013

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Kwasi Opong-Fosu, has assured the Chiefs and people of Kasoa of government’s commitment towards the development of the area.

ELLEMEBELE:
District benefit From Age Village Project
Wednesday, July 10 2013

Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, says feasibility studies are underway to make the Age Village Project a reality in the constituency.

TOLON:
MP funds rehabilitation of 3 boreholes
Wednesday, July 10 2013

The Member of Parliament for Tolon constituency, Wahab Suhiyini Wumbei has managed to fund the rehabilitation of three boreholes for inhabitants at Gbanjogla to meet the provisions on basic amenities for the people.

SPORTS:
Satellites poised for France revenge
Wednesday, July 10 2013

Israel-based Baba Mensah, Jeremiah Arkorful  and Princebell Addico are expected to be handed starting roles  by Coach Sellas Tetteh as the Black Satellites handlers attempt to fix a sudden defensive handicap before they take on France in a daunting semi-final battle this evening.

STATEMENT:
NDC Wishes Muslims well on Ramadan
Wednesday, July 10 2013

The National Democratic Congress, NDC, extends greetings and best wishes to all Muslims in Ghana on the occasion of the Ramadan.

ATIWA:
MP calls on MMDCEs to be humble in their work
Wednesday, July 10 2013

The Member of Parliament for the Atiwa West, Kwasi Amoako-Attah has called on Metropolitan/Municipal and District Chief Executives to continue with the same humility that they exhibit during endorsements when they are finally approved and are active service.

Atiwa fails to endorse DCE nominee
Wednesday, July 10 2013

The Atiwa District Assembly has failed to endorse the Presidents nominee, Mr. Emmanuel Atta Twum as the district chief executive.

U MANYA K:
Assembly confirms DCE
Wednesday, July 10 2013

Mr Joseph Angmor, was on Tuesday confirmed as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Upper Manya Krobo District Assembly, in the Eastern Region.

NABDAM:
Assembly/World vision drills more boreholes for residents
Wednesday, July 10 2013

World Vision International, a non-governmental organization(NGO) has teamed up with the Nabdam district assembly to undertake the drilling and installation of nine boreholes in certain deprived communities.

SOCIAL:
Volta region lags in development-Afotey Agbo
Wednesday, July 10 2013

The Volta Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo has called on citizens of the Volta region not to distance themselves from the development of the region but rather support efforts by the government to roll out developmental programmes that would inure to the benefit of the people.

BIRIM N:
Assembly confirms DCE
Thursday, July 11 2013

Assembly members at the Birim North District have unanimously endorsed Mr. Paul Dadzie Aboagye, the president’s nominee as District Chief Executive.

SOCIAL:
Govt approves GHs 22 million for skills development
Thursday, July 11 2013

The Government through the Skills Development Fund (SDF) has approved GH¢ 22 million grants for skills development under its second call for proposals.

Birim S:
Assembly decides on DCE nominee today
Thursday, July 11 2013

Assembly Members in the Birim South District in the Eastern Region will today Thursday 11 June, 2013 decide the fate of Nana Baffuor Takyi, who has been reappointed by President Mahama as the District Chief Executive.

SOCIAL:
Ghana’s NHIS is promising – Dutch Delegation
Thursday, July 11 2013

Ghana has one of the world’s most promising National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) that is striving to provide basic health care needs to its people, a health expert has said.   

HOHOE:
45.86km MiDA roads inaugurated
Thursday, July 11 2013

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has inaugurated 45.86 kilometers of rehabilitated feeder roads in the Hohoe and Kpando municipal areas in the Volta Region.

KWAHU E:
Assembly elects PM, fails to endorse DCE
Thursday, July 11 2013

Mr. Daniel Kwame Agyepong, assembly member for Dompim Electoral Area has been elected as the Presiding Member (PM) of the Kwahu East District Assembly.

BOLGA:
CODAC facilitates 145 women as Councils of Chiefs/Elders
Thursday, July 11 2013

As part of its efforts to promote good governance, the Community Development and Advocacy Centre (CODAC), in its project dubbed: “Amplifying the voice of the vulnerable,” has succeeded in getting 145 women into Councils of Chiefs in five districts of the region.

ABURA:
Assembly begins Work on 400 estate housing project
Thursday, July 11 2013

The Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District Assembly in the Central Region have started works on a 400 housing project as part of efforts to improve accommodation in Abura and its environs.

OBUASI:
Prez nominee confirmed; assures more dev’t projects
Thursday, July 11 2013

Members of the Obuasi Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region have confirmed Mr. Richard Ofori Agyeman Boadi as the new MCE for the area.

ADANSI N:
Assembly members endorse DCE
Thursday, July 11 2013

Alhaji Lateef Madjoub, has been confirmed by Assembly members of the Adansi North District Assembly as the DCE for the area from now to 2016.

SOCIAL:
Volta Lake project set to take off
Thursday, July 11 2013

The Minister of Transport, Dzifa Ativor has indicated that the Volta Lake will soon undergo some major changes in order to safeguard the lives of commuters who use the lake as a means of transportation.

KMA:
Drivers asked to avoid wrongful parking
Thursday, July 11 2013

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has cautioned commercial drivers to stop parking and loading at unauthorized places, especially in the Central Business District (CBD).

TARKWA:
Assembly retains MCE
Friday, July 12 2013

Assembly members of the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality on Thursday retained the President’s nominee Mrs. Christina Kobina as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

KRACHI W:
4 perished in Volta lake accident
Thursday, July 11 2013

A boat carrying over twenty-five passengers and foodstuffs from Amenorkope in the Krachi-West District to the Dambai market has capsized, killing four at the spot. Their names were immediately not known.

HO:
Community support needed to make GSFP better
Friday, July 12 2013

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) will yield greater impact on beneficiary schools and society if communities play their supportive roles more effectively.

KETU N:
Pay your loans on time - Farmers told
Friday, July 12 2013

Member of Parliament for Ketu North who also doubles as the Chairman of Parliament Select Committee on Finance, Hon. James Avedzi has appealed to the farmers to pay back loans on time in order to get fresh loans when they need them.

SOCIAL:
Teachers to be sacked after 10 days of absence
Friday, July 12 2013

Teachers who absent themselves from duty for 10 continuous days or more shall be deemed to have vacated their post, the Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, has said.

EDUCATION:
Gov’t Makes Provision For First 50 community SHSs
Friday, July 12 2013

The Committee set up to work out modalities for implementation of
priority projects of government has presented its report to President John Mahama.

TAIN:
District Assembly re-elects DCE
Friday, July 12 2013

The Tain District Assembly in Brong Ahafo has endorsed Bob Jones Tewiah as DCE.

BIRIM S:
Assembly elects PM, fails to confirm DCE
Friday, July 12 2013

The Birim South Assembly has elected Mr. Richmond Amponsah, a 42 year old businessman as the new Presiding Member (PM).

WENCHI:
B/A Minister commissions teachers’ quarters
Friday, July 12 2013

The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Paul Evans Aidoo has commissioned two teachers’ living quarters at Subinso and Branam communities respectively.

HOHOE:
“Let live together in peace"-MP urges Nkonya & Alavanyo People
Friday, July 12 2013

In recognition of the crucial role a peaceful environment plays in the socio-economic development of nations and communities, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Hohoe, Hon. Dr (Mrs) Bernice Adiku
Heloo has called on citizens of both Alavanyo and Nkonya to live
in peace in the interest of the community.

SUHUM:
Assembly confirms MCE
Friday, July 12 2013

The Suhum Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region has confirmed Mr. Samuel Fleischer-Kwabi, the President’s nominee as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area.

SEFWI A:
District to get storm drains
Friday, July 12 2013

Barring any unforeseen circumstance some communities in the  Sefwi Akontombra constituency in the Western Region will witness the construction of concrete drains.

HO MUNICIPAL:
VRCC responds to petition by cured lepers
Friday, July 12 2013

There was drama at the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) yesterday, when cured lepers staged a demonstration in demand for a 33-seater bus donated to them by the Local Government Ministry, which was later taken away by the management of the Ho Polyclinic.

SOCIAL:
Akrodie Omanhene destooled
Friday, July 12 2013

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has destooled the Omanhene of Akrodie in the Brong Ahafo Region, Daasebre Yiadom Boakye Asiamah, after a bitter 18-year chieftaincy dispute that kept the Omanhene, who is also a minister of the Gospel, out of the area for all that period.

WA:
Assembly fails to elect PM
Friday, July 12 2013

The Wa Municipal Assembly has failed to elect a Presiding Member after two rounds of votes.

KMA:
Assembly introduces biometric security system
Saturday, July 13 2013

Workers at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly now go through biometric process to confirm attendance and punctuality at work.

SOCIAL:
15,000 youth to work in MMDAs as interns
Saturday, July 13 2013

About 15,000 volunteers across the country are to be recruited through the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, for the Ghana Students Industrial Attachment Programme (GSIAP).

SOCIAL:
Parliament to audit Office of the Auditor-General
Saturday, July 13 2013

Parliament on Friday constituted an Ad hoc Committee to study proposals, and recommend to the House the appointment of an Auditor to audit the accounts of the Office of the Auditor- General.

BOLGATANGA:
UE farmers yet to receive total fertilizer supply
Sunday, July 14 2013

Mr Cletus Achaab, Director of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOFA) in Bolgatanga, has said though the region yet to receive its total quota of fertiliser, supply from dealers has been forthcoming.

ECONOMICS:
Negotiation Of Mining Contracts Should Be Underpinned By Trust- Minister
Sunday, July 14 2013

Hon Alhaji Inusah Fuseini (MP) Sector Minister for Lands and Natural Resources has called for mining contracts negotiated between governments and mining multinationals to be conducted in a spirit of truth and transparency to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of benefits for all stakeholders.

WA E:
Galamsey operators now target the Upper West Region
Sunday, July 14 2013

Security personnel in the Upper West Region have arrested eight persons involved in the illegal small scale mining business, at Danyaw Kuraa in the Wa East District.

SOCIAL:
Vice President departs for Special AU Summit
Monday, July 15 2013

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur on Sunday left Accra for Abuja, Nigeria to attend a Special Summit of the Africa Union.

N JUABEN:
Nurse advises public to refrain from bleaching
Monday, July 15 2013

Mrs Juliana Amankwaah Mensah, a Public Health Nurse at the Kenyasi Health Directorate has cautioned the  public especially the youth against bleaching of their skins, which could affect their kidney and lead to cancers.

TANO N:
MP provides 20-seater sanitary facility
Monday, July 15 2013

Hon.Freda Prempeh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North Constituency has cut sod for the construction of 20-seater aqua privy water closet restroom  expected to be completed within 11 months.

HOHOE:
Be mindful of what you say, teachers urged
Monday, July 15 2013

Mr Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, Volta Regional Minister on Saturday admonished teachers to be mindful of what they say as their profession makes them role models in the society.

NABDAM:
35 Hairdressers obtain start up kits
Monday, July 15 2013

The Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) at the weekend presented start-up kits to 35 hairdressers in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.

KASSENA-N W:
Assembly rejects DCE
Monday, July 15 2013

Mr Thomas Dalu, incumbent  District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Kassena-Nankana West District, who was re-nominated by the President, has been rejected by the Assembly.

AGONA E:
Three GES officials arrested for fraud
Monday, July 15 2013

Three top officials of the Agona East District of Ghana Education Service (GES) and a bank manager from the area have been arrested by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) for their involvement in financial fraud.

ADAKLU:
Genaku gets the nod as Adaklu DCE
Monday, July 15 2013

Mr Emmanuel Sky Ganaku, a Chartered Financial Analyst, was confirmed as Adaklu District Chief Executive (DCE) on Friday.

AJUMAKO:
10 gov’t appointees fired
Monday, July 15 2013

Ten Government appointees of the Ajumako District Assembly in the Central Region have been fired for refusing to confirm the President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE), Peter Light Koomson.

PRESTEA:
Assembly approves Robert Cudjoe as DCE
Monday, July 15 2013

Mr. Robert Wisdom Cudjoe, has been endorsed for the second time as the Prestea Huni/Valley District Chief Executive (DCE).

ASIKUMA:
Assembly finally approves DCE
Monday, July 15 2013

The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa (AOB) Assembly on Sunday approved the nomination of Mr Samuel Adom Botchway for the position of District Chief Executive for the area.

ABURA:
Afrangua-Dunkwa roads receives facelift
Monday, July 15 2013

Work is seriously ongoing on the  Afrangua-Dunkwa road in the  in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District of the Central Region which has for years not seen any major maintenance posing transportation threats to motorist in the area.

EKUMFI:
Assembly Fails To Confirm President’s Nominee
Monday, July 15 2013

The Ekumfi District Assembly yesterday, failed to confirm the President’s nominee, Ibrahim Kweku Dawson, as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.

BOLGA:
Polytechnics to receive a major boost from gov’t
Monday, July 15 2013

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Minister for Education, at the weekend said Government was determined to empower Polytechnics through equitable infrastructural development and the provision of desired equipment.

TRANSPORT:
New road contracts frozen over Govt’s indebtedness
Tuesday, July 16 2013

The Ministry of Roads and Highways has put a freeze on the award of new road contracts in view of the huge indebtedness in the sector.

HEALTH:
Chemicals for dead bodies found in Zambeef
Tuesday, July 16 2013

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has warned prospective importers of Zambeef Products produced in Zambia to immediately halt any processes to get the beef into Ghana.

AKATSI S:
Akatsi-South district fails to endorse DCE
Tuesday, July 16 2013

The endorsement of Mr Daniel Dagba as the Akatsi South District Chief Executive has been differed to Thursday, July 18, 2013.

HO:
Volta gets new University
Tuesday, July 16 2013

The people of the Volta Region have once again benefited from a new university to be situated in the regional capital, Ho.

NADOWLI:
Government committed to support cultural activities-DCD
Tuesday, July 16 2013

Mr Kennedy Kemevor, the Deputy Coordinating Director of Nadowli-Kaleo District Assembly, has reiterated government’s commitment to support cultural activities to help build the youth of the country.

BEKWAI:
New central mosque commisioned for Bekwai
Tuesday, July 16 2013

A multi-billion cedi mega edifice has been built and commissioned to serve as the Central Mosque at Bekwai in the Bekwai Municipality.

AJUMAKO:
Members threaten to sue Assembly
Tuesday, July 16 2013

15 Assembly members of the Ajumako District of the Central Region have threatened to sue the District Assembly and the lectoral Officer in the area.

KRACHI N:
3 arrested over death of a teacher
Tuesday, July 16 2013

Police in Krachi Nchumuru district in the Volta Region say they have picked up three people in connection with the suspected murder of a teacher, Marshal Mensah Manasseh.

ASUNAFO N:
President’s nominee confirmed by Assembly members
Tuesday, July 16 2013

Assembly members in the Asunafo North Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region have confirmed the president’s nominee Alhaji Mohammed Kwaku Doku, as MCE for the area.

BOSOMTWE:
Assembly lauds appointment of EC officer
Tuesday, July 16 2013

The Bosomtwe District Assembly has congratulated Ms Georgina Opoku-Amankwah on her appointment as Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC).

PRESIDENCY:
Veep Pledges Govt’s support at reducing HIV, TB,others
Tuesday, July 16 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has pledged that government will continue to support and work towards further reducing the transmission of infection as well as mitigating the effects of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

AJUMAKO:
Assembly confirms President’s nominee
Tuesday, July 16 2013

The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly (AEED) at its special meeting last Sunday confirmed the President’s nominee, Mr Peter Light Koomson as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the second term of office.

S TONGU:
13 communities get clean potable water‏
Tuesday, July 16 2013

Thirteen communities in the Agave Afedume area of the South Tongu District of the Volta Region now have safe, clean drinking water.

AMA:
Fires guts CMB
Tuesday, July 16 2013

A popular slum located behind the CMB Market in the Accra’s Business District is on fire.

KETA:
Sylvester Tornyeava endorsed as MCE
Wednesday, July 17 2013

Assembly Members at the Keta Municipal Assembly have endorsed Mr. Sylvester Tornyeava as the Municipal Chief Executive for a second term.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t to punish persons implicated in GYEEDA Report
Wednesday, July 17 2013

President John Mahama is expected to receive the report on investigations conducted into allegations of financial malfeasance at the Ghana youth employment and entrepreneurial development authority on Tuesday.

HO:
Gov’t yet to reap from stone mining in Klefe
Wednesday, July 17 2013

The state is losing millions of cedis at Klefe, a farming community near Ho, where decorative stone mining has become a major business activity.

ECONOMICS:
GCB Bank pays GH¢10 million dividend to government
Wednesday, July 17 2013

GCB Bank Limited on Tuesday presented a cheque for more than GH¢10 million as dividend to government.

SOCIAL:
Mahama nominates MMDCE for U/E,N/R
Wednesday, July 17 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has nominated the following as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the Northern & Upper East Regions.

GA S:
Assembly begins relocation of 500 homeless Kojontor residents
Wednesday, July 17 2013

The Ga South Municipal Assembly has begun the process to secure a new location to resettle the more than 500 residents of Kojontor left homeless, after a private developer razed down their houses.

BUILSA S:
Assembly rejects Norbert Awulley as DCE
Wednesday, July 17 2013

President John Mahama’s Nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Builsa South District, Mr Norbert Awulley, was on Tuesday rejected by members of the assembly at a special emergency meeting held at Fumbisi by the District Assembly.

SOCIAL:
Naadu Donates Bibles to students
Wednesday, July 17 2013

Wife of the late former President John Evans Fiifi Atta-Mills has donated a sum of ten thousand Ghana cedis and customized Bibles to the New Juabeng Senior High.

DORMAA EAST:
DCE to be confirmed by Assembly members soon
Wednesday, July 17 2013

Assembly members in the Dormaa East District in the Brong Ahafo Region will very soon vote either to confirm or reject the President nominee, Mr. I. K. Kyeremeh.

PRU:
Anokye residents call for improved roads
Wednesday, July 17 2013

Residents of Anokye in the Pru District of the Brong Ahafo Region are calling on government to as a matter of urgency come to their aid to put their road into good shape.

AMA:
CMB residents stranded after fire outbreak
Wednesday, July 17 2013

Residents in the makeshift residential area, popularly known as Abuja and located around the Cocoa Marketing Board (CMB) in Accra, are stranded barely 24 hours after their homes and properties worth thousands of Ghana Cedis were destroyed due to fire outbreak on Tuesday evening

SOCIAL:
Transport fares to go up next week following fuel price hikes
Wednesday, July 17 2013

Road transport operators have served notice to passengers and commuters to get ready to pay higher transport fares. The pump price of petrol was yesterday increased by approximately 1.71%, Diesel by 1.27% and LPG by 6.18%.

ECONOMICS:
Importers decry high taxes
Wednesday, July 17 2013

The long and cumbersome processes importers have to go through at the Tema Harbour before clearing their cargo are gradually turning the port into an unattractive destination for doing business.

EKUMFI:
DCE nominee gets confirmation
Wednesday, July 17 2013

Mr Ibrahim Kweku Dawson the President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE) for the newly created Ekumfi District finally got the nod yesterday when 35 of the 37 Assembly Members voted for his endorsement.

C TONGU:
Assembly completes unfinished projects
Wednesday, July 17 2013

The Central Tongu District Chief Executive (DCE), Alhaji Bubey Dzinadu says the NDC government has left a legacy of continuity in development projects, as most of the development projects started by the erstwhile Kufuor-led administration have been duly completed in the area.

W GONJA:
Agric programme to be rolled out to benefit residents
Wednesday, July 17 2013

West Gonja District in the Northern Region is to benefit from the climate change adaptation agriculture pilot programme, which aims to reduce vulnerability of food supply in the country.

AFIGYA K:
DCE gets the nod
Thursday, July 18 2013

Re-nominated District Chief Executive (DCE) for Afigya-Kwabre, Mr Kwaku Kaakyire Oppong-Kyekyeku, has received the approval of the assembly.

JOMORO:
Gov’t asked to expedite action on beaches
Thursday, July 18 2013

Government has been asked to expedite action on the construction of landing beaches along the six coastal districts in the Western Region, to help reduce illegal activities on the sea.

SOCIAL:
We are creating economic stability - Veep
Thursday, July 18 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Wednesday said the economy was not broke, rather an exceptional fiscal situation last year created challenges.

NANUMBA S:
Security patrols intensified in Wulensi
Thursday, July 18 2013

Reports from Wulensi, the district capital of the Nanumba South district in the Northern Region indicate that personnel from the security agencies have intensified their patrols of the area.

SOCIAL:
Ghana needs a national manifesto
Thursday, July 18 2013

Retired Military Officer, Captain Joel Sowu is suggesting the national development planning Commission (NDPC) be modeled like Ghana’s Electoral Commission so it can operate as an independent and apolitical institution.

AMA:
Avenor residents happy with demolishing exercise
Thursday, July 18 2013

Residents at Avenor, a suburb of Accra, are happy following the demolishing of an illegal slaughter house and a kraal in the community by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

ECONOMICS:
Gov’t targets critical sectors for PPP
Thursday, July 18 2013

Government has marked down five priority areas for Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement to accelerate achievement of developmental goals.

SOCIAL:
Second MCC compact to be released soon - US assures
Thursday, July 18 2013

The US government has assured Ghana that funds for the second Millennium Challenge Corporation compact will be released immediately after all negotiations are completed.

SOCIAL:
MLGRD/RBF re-strategised to improve sanitation and hygiene
Thursday, July 18 2013

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Results-Based Financing (RBF) organizations for the provision of sanitation and hygiene at the community level.

ATIWA:
DCE calls on parents to help address schools drop out
Thursday, July 18 2013

Chief executive of the Atiwa District in the Eastern Region, Emmanuel Atta Twum has called on parents to assist authorities to bring down the rate of schools drop out among teenagers in the district.

GA E:
Adwoa Safo supports Dome market fire victims
Thursday, July 18 2013

Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo has supported Dome market fire victims with a cash amount of GHs 2000.

SOCIAL:
NIA to begin mass registration in UR
Thursday, July 18 2013

The National Identification Authority (NIA) will on Monday, July 22, kick start its mass registration exercise in the Upper West Region.

INTERNATIONAL:
Mandela spends 95th birthday in hospital
Thursday, July 18 2013

Nelson Mandela is spending his 95th birthday in hospital in Pretoria, as events take place around the world and in South Africa in his honour.

SECURITY:
Gov’t worried about fires, armed robberies
Thursday, July 18 2013

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister for the Interior, has expressed Government’s concern about recent fire outbreaks, intermittent communal violence and armed robberies in the country.

ABURA:
Oboka water project completed
Thursday, July 18 2013

A small-town water system project funded by the Government of Ghana (GoG) at Abura Oboka in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese of the Central Region has been completed to improve potable water supply in the area.

GA WEST:
Assembly to inaugurate circuit court soon
Thursday, July 18 2013

The Ga West Municipal assembly is hopeful of opening a circuit court next month to facilitate the adjudication of cases in the municipality.

SOCIAL:
Former Auditor-General prevails again in appeal
Thursday, July 18 2013

The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, on Wednesday dismissed an application filed by the State for stay of execution against the judgment to pay all money owed the former Auditor-General, Mr Edward Dua Agyeman.

SAWLA:
New school blocks to be completed for Korle, Gbegu
Thursday, July 18 2013

The Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District Assembly is seriously making moves this year towards the construction of adequate classroom blocks to ostensibly clear undignified structures for teaching and learning in its jurisdiction.

SECURITY:
Stop politicising recruitment into security services -Ahwoi
Friday, July 19 2013

The Minister of the Interior, Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, has called for a stop to the politicisation of recruitment into the security services.

AMA:
Ridge Hospital to get 620-bed facility
Friday, July 19 2013

Government has procured a US$250 million loan facility to expand accommodation at the Ridge Hospital in Accra to ease the growing congestion which has become a headache to the hospital authorities.

GA S:
Assemblyman wants teachers’ bungalow completed
Friday, July 19 2013

Mr Frederick Aryee, Assemblyman for Samsam Odumase in the Ga West Municipality has appealed to authorities and civil society organizations (CSOs) to complete a semi-detached bungalow for the Municipal Authority Junior High School.

SOCIAL:
Deputy Gender Minister Addresses UN Session On Disability
Friday, July 19 2013

To enhance the rights of persons with disabilities, Ghana has stressed the need to address the most significant bottlenecks or challenges in achieving their widespread inclusion in society.

SOCIAL:
AfDB to support Govt expand feeder roads
Friday, July 19 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has made proposals to the African Development Bank (AFDB), to support Government to expand the construction  of feeder roads throughout the country.

EDUCATION:
Respond to academic, industrial needs - Minister
Friday, July 19 2013

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry on Thursday advised tertiary institutions to fashion out their curriculum to respond to the growing academic and industrial needs.

KWAHU E:
Confirmation of DCE abandoned
Friday, July 19 2013

Confirmation of the president’s nominee for District Chief Executive for Kwahu East in the Eastern region has been abondoned following irregularities that rock the election on July 18, 2013.

KRACHI W:
Kwame Ponye bconfirmed DCE
Friday, July 19 2013

Kwame Ponye, the President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive for the Krachi West District has been confirmed.

AOWIN:
Assembly retains DCE
Friday, July 19 2013

Assembly members of the Aowin District on Wednesday retained the President’s nominee Mr. Oscar Ofori Larbi as the District Chief Executive (DCE).

SECURITY:
Police assures public safety after Election Petition judgement
Friday, July 19 2013

Prior to the conclusion of the ongoing 2012 Election Petition filed by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) against the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the President and the Electoral Commission (EC), the nine panel judges presided by Justice William Atuguba in some months’ time will read out the final verdict to see the faith of both the petitioners and the respondents.

PICTURE:
Programme for 1st anniversary of Late Prez Mills
Friday, July 19 2013

Below is a picture of a copy of the programme outline for the 1st anniversary celebration of Late President Mills:

WENCHI:
Chieftaincy dispute, Parties to sign bond
Friday, July 19 2013

A Sunyani High Court on Wednesday ordered parties in the Wenchi Chieftaincy Dispute to sign a bond to be of good behaviour until the determination of a contempt case before it.

GA E:
New classroom block commissioned at Ashaley Botwe
Friday, July 19 2013

MTN Ghana Limited, the South Africa High Commission, and authorities of Baba Yara Community School at Ashaley Botwe have named a newly-commissioned classroom block after Nelson Mandela on his 95th Birthday which fell yesterday, Thursday, 18 July, 2013.

ENERGY:
VRA initiates investigations on yesterday’s ntionwide blackout
Friday, July 19 2013

The Volta River Authority (VRA) says its engineers have begun investigating the cause of the nationwide blackout that lasted for almost an hour, on Thursday July 18, 2013.

ATIWA:
Atta Twum gets the nod
Friday, July 19 2013

District Chief Executive for Atiwa in the Eastern Region, Emmanuel Atta Twum who was renominated by the President has been endorsed by the Assembly Members to serve another term.

ENERGY:
Total blackout as VRA operation system collapses
Friday, July 19 2013

There was total blackout throughout the country last night as a result of the collapse of operating system of the Volta River Authority at the Akosombo Dam.

SOCIAL:
Give more assistance to peasant farmers - Veep
Friday, July 19 2013

Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has appealed to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to direct more assistance to smallholder farmers in the rural areas.

SOCIAL:
Alavanyo chief decries long curfew hours on residents
Saturday, July 20 2013

Togbe Afede is the Paramount Chief of the Asogli state has been playing major contribution towards the restoration of peace in the area.

TOLON:
MP assures to tackle water, electricity challenges
Saturday, July 20 2013

The Member of Parliament for Tolon constituency, Wahab Suhiyini Wumbei has indicated that he is willing to extend potable water to various environs and communities within the constituency, who have not yet been covered with potable water.

SUNYANI:
Conference on violence against women to be held
Saturday, July 20 2013

A national conference aim at developing innovative strategies to curb the increasing rate of violence against women in Ghana is to be held in Sunyani from November 28 to 30, 2013.

NKORANZA N:
Assembly elects Presiding Member
Sunday, July 21 2013

Members of Nkoranza North District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region, have re-elected Mr Felix Osei-Asiedu as the Presiding Member for a two-year term.

SOCIAL:
Parliament approves 1.2b dollars for cocoa purchase
Sunday, July 21 2013

Parliament on Friday went into recess after nine weeks of sitting, with the House approving a trade finance facility of 1.2 billion dollars for the purchase of cocoa beans for the 2013/2014 season.

LA DADE-K:
3 Chief Executives sworn into office in G/R
Sunday, July 21 2013

Three Municipal and District Chief Executives in the Greater Accra Region had been sworn into office by Mr Julius Debrah, the Regional Minister, over the weekend.

AFADJATO:
Assembly, organisation support disabled persons
Sunday, July 21 2013

The Afadzato South District Assembly and Always Praising the Father Ministry, a faith-based organisation at Tema, have supported disabled persons in the district with cash and mobility gadgets.

SOCIAL:
Government won’t set up another probe into fire outbreaks
Sunday, July 21 2013

The government says it will not set up any independent enquiry into recent fire outbreaks apart from the machinery which has been set in motion to find the root causes of the spate of market fires.

HEALTH:
Anthrax outbreak in Builsa North
Sunday, July 21 2013

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has placed a ban on the slaughter and movement of livestock in the Builsa North District due to an outbreak of Anthrax.

WA W:
District takes over five projects
Monday, July 22 2013

Mr Adamu Dasaana, Wa West District Chief Executive, has taken over five development projects, made up of three school facilities and two residential buildings.

SOCIAL:
NALAG to roll out economic development project
Monday, July 22 2013

The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) and Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) have signed a memorandum of understanding  (MOU) to promote local economic development.

SOCIAL:
Prez Mahama attends late Mills’ Anniversary
Monday, July 22 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Sunday joined hundreds of Ghanaians who thronged the National Theatre to celebrate the birthday of late President John Evans Atta Mills.

SISSALA E:
Minister declares war on fertilizer smugglers
Monday, July 22 2013

Dr. Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Upper West Regional Minister has issued a directive to security personnel in the region to deal ruthlessly with anybody caught smuggling fertilizer, saying he has declared zero tolerance for all such acts of economic sabotage.  

SOCIAL:
DACF contests SEND-GHANA report, describes it as “misleading”
Monday, July 22 2013

The Office of the District Assemblies Common Fund, has described a recent report released by SEND-GHANA, as “grossly misleading” and a “figment of the compilers’ imagination”.

ATIWA:
DCE hopes to target key areas for dev’t
Monday, July 22 2013

Mr. Emmanuel Atta Twum, District Chief Executive of Atiwa who has again been approved by the assembly to head the district for the next 4 years after his reappointment by President John Mahama has described the last four years of the assembly as very challenging.

ELLEMBELLE:
Nkroful SHS appeals to Alumni to assist
Monday, July 22 2013

Madam Esther Armah-Viddah, Headmistress of the Nkroful Agricultural Senior High School (NASS) has urged the alumni to rise to the occasion and support their alma mater as it celebrates its 40th anniversary and speech and prize-giving day next week.

EDUCATION:
Private universities to pay tax
Monday, July 22 2013

Private universities in the country have called for an immediate restoration of the tax exempt status of private universities.

AMA:
Prez of the Early Childhood Development Association calls for moe attention
Monday, July 22 2013

National President of the Early Childhood Development Association, Diana Twum, has called on the government to invest more in earlychildhood development to lay stronger foundation for children at their formative age.

KWAHU EAST:
I never bribed EC official to ensure my re-election - DCE
Monday, July 22 2013

The Kwahu East District Chief Executive, Samuel Asamoah has in the strongest terms refuted accusations of bribery leveled against him by his political opponents.

SOCIAL:
Zoomlion, Rlg and others to refund over GH¢200 million to State
Monday, July 22 2013

Government is to recoup over GH¢200 million from service providers with the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA).

ASANTE A N:
Water project for four communities
Monday, July 22 2013

BGI- LLC, a United States based real estate firm and the Safe Water Network with support from Otumfuo Osei Tutu are implementing a water project to improve the health and livelihoods of some communities in the Ashanti Region.

AGRICULTURE:
Minister ‘declares war’ on fertilizer smugglers
Monday, July 22 2013

Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Upper West Regional Minister has issued a directive to security personnel in the region to deal ruthlessly with anybody caught smuggling fertilizer, saying he has declared zero tolerance for all such acts of economic sabotage.

HO:
T.B Joshua donates to Ho Children’s Home
Monday, July 22 2013

The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Ho donated assorted items including plastic chairs and mattresses to the Ho Children’s Home.

BONGO:
Clement Akugre Atiah resigns as caretaker DCE
Monday, July 22 2013

Mr. Clement Akugre Atiah, caretaker District Chief Executive for the Bongo District Assembly has vacated his position, but has indicated that he would be unrelenting to support the assembly when they call on him.

W MAMPRUSI:
Snake bite cases surges
Monday, July 22 2013

A total of 126 people in the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region, have suffered snakebites between January and June this year, resulting in the death of five women.

SOCIAL:
GRA staff tasked to be Professional
Monday, July 22 2013

Mr George Blankson, Commissioner General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has tasked staff of the authority to be very professional and show integrity in their dealings with tax payers in order to increase revenue generation for the country’s economy.

NSAWAM:
NGO donates ambulance to Nsawam Hospital
Tuesday, July 23 2013

Nana Obuobi Aduamah III, Osiahene, Kingmaker of Akuapem Anaafoo in the Eastern Region has donated an ambulance valued at GH¢60,000 to Nsawam Government Hospital.

KUMASI:
COCOBOD supplies solar street lights
Tuesday, July 23 2013

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has launched a project to provide solar energy lamps in cocoa, coffee and sheanut growing communities across the country.

ECONOMICSI:
France earmarks 1.5m dollars to support the Ghanaian economy
Tuesday, July 23 2013

The French Ambassador to Ghana Frederick Clavier says France has earmarked 1.5 million dollars to support the Ghanaian economy under the bilateral arrangement between the two countries.

SOCIAL:
Accept Supreme Court verdict - Mahama tells Ghanaians
Tuesday, July 23 2013

With the countdown to the delivery of the verdict of the Supreme Court on the election petition on, President John Dramani Mahama has urged Ghanaians to preserve the peace in the country, no matter the outcome of the petition.

NINGO/P:
Ningo chiefs pledge support for new international airport
Tuesday, July 23 2013

The chiefs and people of Ningo in the Greater Accra Region have pledged support for the new international airport to be built in the town.

SOCIAL:
Amidu files for review of Isofoton, Waterville judgement
Tuesday, July 23 2013

Martin AmiduMartin AmiduHaving succeeded in prevailing upon the Supreme Court to order two foreign companies to refund more than GH¢60 million to the state, a former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Martin A. B. K. Amidu, is still not happy with aspects of the court’s decision.

ECONOMICS:
Financial Institutions To Access 700-Million Euro Facility
Tuesday, July 23 2013

From August 2013, various financial institutions, agents and merchants can access part of a 700-million euro facility to roll out branchless banking infrastructure.

ELLEMBELE:
Work at Atuabo gas processing plant peaks up
Tuesday, July 23 2013

Following the disbursement of funds to SINOPEC, the firm contracted by
Ghana Gas Company to construct the Gas processing plant at Atuabo, work is progressing steadily at the project site.

EJISU J:
Rural Bank makes GHs 1.8m profit
Tuesday, July 23 2013

The Juaben Rural Bank saw a strong performance last year, making a net profit of GH¢1.8 million.

GA E:
Kwabenya needs hospital, residents plead
Tuesday, July 23 2013

Residents of Kwabenya Electoral Area in the Ga East Municipality are calling on Government to help construct for them a public hospital to enable them access healthcare at their doorsteps.

POLITICS:
6 MDCEs in Ashanti Region fired
Tuesday, July 23 2013

Reports reaching us has it that six municipal and district chief executives in the Ashanti Region have been relieved of their posts by President John Mahama.

BONGO:
Electrification for Boko electoral area delays -Assemblyman
Tuesday, July 23 2013

The Assembly member for Boko electoral area in the Bongo district, Eric Anaba Akolgo has expressed worry on the delay of implementation of electrification project meant to be rolled out under Self Help Electrification Project(SHEP) for the area.

SOCIAL:
Police braces up for election petition verdict-IGP
Tuesday, July 23 2013

The Inspector General of Police, (IGP), Mr Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan has given firm assurances for the public not to entertain fears of violence in the wake of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the election petition challenging the outcome of the 2012 presidential elections.

SOCIAL:
Three government officials implicated in GYEEDA report
Tuesday, July 23 2013

The Ministerial Committee set up to investigate the activities of GYEEDA, has fingered three government officials and wants them to answer significant questions in the award of contracts it says, lack transparency.

EDUCATION:
SHSs may go bankrupt due to huge unpaid fees
Wednesday, July 24 2013

Most Senior High Schools (SHS) could soon run into serious financial difficulties, if they fail to retrieve huge sums of money owed them by students who have just finished writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

SOCIAL:
Wreath-laying ceremony for late Mills today
Wednesday, July 24 2013

President Mills died unexpectedly exactly a year today. President Mahama is seen here walking away from the casket after paying his respects.

ATWIMA N:
CHPS facility inaugurated at Abira
Wednesday, July 24 2013

A GH¢45,000.00 Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound to provide quality health care to the people of Abira, a farming community in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District, has been inaugurated amidst fanfare.

SECURITY:
Gov’t satisfied with country’s security
Wednesday, July 24 2013

Government has declared its satisfaction with the security of the country.

JAMAN S:
New classroom block for Adamsu R/C primary
Wednesday, July 24 2013

A Six-unit classroom block has been constructed for the Adamsu Roman Catholic (R/C) Primary School, with funds from the Embassy of Japan in Ghana, and supported by the Jaman South District Assembly.

ASUNAFO S:
Assembly, NGOs to distribute shoes to pupils
Wednesday, July 24 2013

The Asunafo South District would on Friday, July 27 be an interesting place to be since residents would all converge at one place to observe a durbar which is aimed at creating a platform to make known measures being put in place by the assembly to boost education.

EDUCATION:
Gov’t plans to build SHS in late Prez Mill’s hometown
Wednesday, July 24 2013

The Central Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong has announced plans by the government to construct a Senior High School for the Ekumfi-Otuam area, where the late president, Prof, John Evans Atta Mills hailed from.

BOSOMTWE:
Lawyer Joseph Kwesi Asuming re-elected as PM
Wednesday, July 24 2013

A 53-year-old District Manager of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at Obuasi,  Lawyer Joseph Kwesi Asuming, has emerged the longest serving Presiding Member in the country, following his re-election to preside over  the Bosomtwe District Assembly for the fifth time.

KMA:
BOST considers establishement of storage facility in Kumasi
Wednesday, July 24 2013

The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company is looking forward to building a gas storage facility in Kumasi for power generation.

SOCIAL:
Decency still has a place in our politics – President Mahama
Wednesday, July 24 2013

President John Mahama has strongly advocated a Professor Mills-inspired conviction that, decency still has a place in Ghana’s politics.

ECONOMICS:
GRA relaunches rent income tax
Wednesday, July 24 2013

In a bid to shore up revenue from taxes the Ghana Revenue Authority has re-launched the tax on rent income.

KMA:
BOST considers establishement of Gas storage facility in Kumasi
Wednesday, July 24 2013

The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company is looking forward to building a gas storage facility in Kumasi for power generation.

SOCIAL:
Mahama lays wreath to mark Prez Mills’s 1st anniversary
Wednesday, July 24 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has today laid wreath at Late President J.E.A Mills graveyard at the Asomdwee Park.

SOCIAL:
Don’t Team-Up With Foreigners In Galamsey - Minister
Wednesday, July 24 2013

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on
Tuesday advised Ghanaians not to collaborate with foreign nationals who engage in illegal mining (galamsey).

ECONOMICS:
Ghana clinches ties with IE Singapore
Wednesday, July 24 2013

Ghana and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Tuesday signed two agreements and two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen ties and promote business partnerships.

C GONJA:
DCE hands over administration
Wednesday, July 24 2013

Mr Issifu Sualisu Be-Awuribe, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Central Gonja, has handed over the administration of the District Assembly following the expiration of his tenure of office.

OBUASI:
We need alternative jobs for the youth – AFOD tells MCE
Wednesday, July 24 2013

An Obuasi-based non-governmental organisation, Alliance for Obuasi Development (AFOD) has called on its new Municipal Chief Executive to make youth employment a priority.

AMA:
Work on Nkrumah Circle interchange begins
Wednesday, July 24 2013

Construction works on a three-tier interchange at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra have begun.

SOCIAL:
Ministry starts paying GYEEDA beneficiaries
Thursday, July 25 2013

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has started paying outstanding allowances owed to beneficiaries of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneur Development Agency (GYEEDA).

KUMASI:
LEAP grant in 10 months arrears
Thursday, July 25 2013

Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) grant, providing lifeline support to 7,028 poor in nine Ashanti districts, has been in arrears for 10 months, causing a lot of discomfort to the beneficiaries.

SOCIAL:
Pedestrain Mall at Circle on fire
Wednesday, July 24 2013

The Pedestrian Shopping Mall, Circle in Accra is up in flames, Wednesday evening.

GOMOA W:
Minister inaugurates projects
Thursday, July 25 2013

Mr Samuel Sarpong, Central Regional Minister, has inaugurated two projects, a teachers’ resource centre and a three-unit teacher’s quarters at Apam.

EJURA:
MCE grateful for being relieved of post
Thursday, July 25 2013

Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Ejuma-Sekyere Dumasi, Martha Bucknor has told Joy News she is grateful to God for the president’s decision to remove her from office.

BIBIANI:
Activities of illegal miners destroy forest reserve
Thursday, July 25 2013

Five excavators have been seized while five suspected illegal gold miners, have been arrested over the massive destruction of the Upper Wassa Forest Reserve in the Western Region.

SOCIAL:
Journalists charged to expose rot in MMDAs
Thursday, July 25 2013

Mr Eric Oduro Osae, Dean of Studies and Research at the Institute of Local Government Studies, has tasked journalists to acquaint themselves with various Legislative Instruments that deals with local governance.

EJURA-S:
Ejura-Sekyedumase records zero maternal deaths
Thursday, July 25 2013

The Ejura-Sekyedumase District recorded zero maternal deaths during the first half of this year, Mr Jacob Amoah, the District Health Director, has announced.

GA WEST:
Netherlands Support Pipe Scheme to tak off soon
Thursday, July 25 2013

All is set for commencement of the Netherlands Support Pipe Scheme in the Ga West Municipality in the Greater Accra Region in a bid to address the protacted potable water challenges residents go through on daily basis.

HO:
Stray animals delay Ho beautification project
Thursday, July 25 2013

Plans of the Department of Parks and Gardens to make Ho, a garden city is gradually becoming illusive.

ECONOMICS:
Ghana and MCC sign 8 million dollars grant
Wednesday, July 24 2013

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the Government of Ghana on Tuesday signed an agreement for the award of eight million dollars for feasibility studies into the second compact of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA).

AMA:
Mayor promises to rebuild burnt shops at Pedestrian Shopping Mall
Thursday, July 25 2013

The Mayor of Accra, Alfred Okoe Vanderpuje, has promised to soon release funds to assist traders to rebuild stalls and kiosks consumed by Wednesday’s fire at the Pedestrian Shopping Mall at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

LAWRA:
Ko needs a market centre-Assemblyman
Thursday, July 25 2013

The Assemblyman for Ko electoral area, in the Lawra district, Sienekpine Sylvinus has advised landlords and opinion leaders in the area to put efforts in place towards acquiring a site for the construction of a market place.

BUILSA:
Wabilinsa needs additional school structure to run primary1-6
Thursday, July 25 2013

Wabilinsa Assemblyman, in the Builsa District, Anang A. James is pressing for additional classroom blocks for the lone Kindergarten(Kg) school in the whole area, as pupils from primary two and beyond are forced to trek long distances to nearby towns to school.

ABURA:
Gov’t committed to quality educational infrastructure-DCE
Thursday, July 25 2013

The Chief    Executive for Abura Asebu Kwamankese, Mr. William Ata-Mends has reiterated government’s commitment to provide quality educational infrastructure at all levels of education in the district and the nation at large.

ASHAIMAN:
Road project to be completed by December
Thursday, July 25 2013

Plights of Ashaiman Residents will very soon be over as the long awaited road project is likely to be completed by December, the Contractor has said.

SOCIAL:
Mahama advocates deregulation of the African economy
Thursday, July 25 2013

President John Mahama is advocating for the deregulation of the energy sector and other key sectors of the African economy

BEREKUM:
Market women schooled on fire outbreak
Thursday, July 25 2013

Ghana in recent times has experience an increase in fire outbreaks especially in major market centres across the country.

ECONOMICS:
Government to introduce Consumer Protection Policy
Friday, July 26 2013

A Consumer Protection Policy that seeks to empower, protect and enhance the welfare of consumers, is to be introduced soon, Nii Lantey Vanderpuiye, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, on Thursday said.

MFANTSEMAN:
C/R Minister swears in 7 MDCEs
Friday, July 26 2013

The Central Regional Minister, Mr. Samuel Sarpong has sworn into office seven District Chief Executives (DCEs), at his residency in Cape Coast.

AMA:
Journalists charged to expose rot in MMDAs
Friday, July 26 2013

Mr Eric Oduro Osae, Dean of Studies and Research at the Institute of Local Government Studies, has tasked journalists to acquaint themselves with various Legislative Instruments that deals with local governance.

WA E:
Northern farmers trained in modern farming
Friday, July 26 2013

More than 14,000 smallholder farmers in the Northern, Upper East and Upper west Regions have been trained in modern farming practices to boost agricultural production.

SOCIAL:
Minister commissions multipurpose drilling rig
Friday, July 26 2013

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources has commissioned a multi-purpose drilling rig for the Geological Survey Department to engage in effective mineral exploration.

EDUCATION:
5000 school feeding caterers unpaid since January
Friday, July 26 2013

About 5,000 caterers under the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) have not been paid for their services since the beginning of the year.

SECURITY:
Police Service dismisses 108 officers
Friday, July 26 2013

One hundred and eight police officers were dismissed from the Ghana Police Service between 2010 and June, this year, as a result of their involvement in various criminal activities.

EFFUTU:
Winneba gets High Court
Friday, July 26 2013

The Winneba District Court has been elevated to a High Court status. This is to ensure justice is accessible to all at the grass root level as part of the emergency project targeted by the judiciary.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama donates towards Homowo celebration
Friday, July 26 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday presented a quantity of items and an undisclosed amount of money to the Lante Djan We, one of the clans of Ga Mashie towards the celebration of this year’s Homowo festival which comes off on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

BUSINESS:
BoG Governor elected Chairman of WAMZ
Friday, July 26 2013

The governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Henry Kofi Wampah has been appointed as chairman of the West Africa Monetary Zone (WAMZ).

BEREKUM:
New Presiding Member assures to be cooperative
Friday, July 26 2013

Newly elected Presiding Member for the Berekum Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region, Nana Oteng Gyan II has pledged to cooperate with Assembly Members as well as the District Chief Executive to drive the development agenda of the area to an appreciable level.

BOLGA:
New recycling foundation launched to deal with plastic waste
Friday, July 26 2013

A local recycling foundation, ‘Innovative Creative Foundation Ghana (ICFG),’ has been launched in Bolgatanga, the capital of the Upper East Region, to keep the region clean and provide jobs.

SOCIAL:
10 MDCEs sworn into office
Friday, July 26 2013

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku, has sworn in 10 Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) , urging them to avoid arrogance and to be modest in their lifestyles.

KMA:
New fire station for KNUST
Friday, July 26 2013

The Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST),  Prof. E. O. Ellis (second left), with some officials of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) and some of the staff of the university ready to inspect a modern fire station for the university after its inauguration.

SOCIAL:
Parliament urged to amend Right to Information Bill(RTI)
Friday, July 26 2013

Parliament urged to amend Right to The Executive Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), Mina Mensah, has again called on Parliament to amend the Right to Information Bill (RTI).

EDUCATION:
Govt to start paying school feeding caterers ‘from Monday’
Friday, July 26 2013

Officials have assured caterers under the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) that payment of arrears will start from Monday, July 29, 2013.

ADENTAN:
Health officers school residents on cholera
Saturday, July 27 2013

Professionals from the health and Environmental Departments in the Adentan Municipality in the Greater Accra Region are visiting homes, individuals and businesses within the area to educate them on health matters with emphasis on Cholera.

EDUCATION:
WAEC probes invigilators, candidates for 2013 BECE malpractices
Sunday, July 28 2013

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has begun full scale investigations into alleged examination malpractices that took place a the JT Cluster of Schools at Mataheko in Accra during this year’s Basic Education Examination (BECE).

SECURITY:
Police vow to stop PPP’s anti-government demonstration on corruption
Sunday, July 28 2013

Police in Accra have vowed to stop a planned demonstration next week by the Progressive People’s Party in protest against alleged corruption in governmen

HEALTH:
KATH institute systems to check doctors’ performance and revenue leakage
Sunday, July 28 2013

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has overhauled its control systems for checking revenue leakage and monitoring output of doctors to improve operational efficiency.

SOCIAL:
Prez Mahama apologises to Theodosia Okoh
Sunday, July 28 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has rendered an apology to Mrs. Theodosia Okoh, for the decision to remove her name from the national hockey pitch and replace it with that of late president John Evans Atta Mills.

SOCIAL:
Chief Justice lauds ADR mechanism
Sunday, July 28 2013

The Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood has lauded the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) concept and recommended the sustenance of the mechanism for civil and commercial dispute resolution in the country.

HEALTH:
Ghana rated high risk for Hepatitis B, C
Sunday, July 28 2013

Ghana is rated a high risk country for Hepatitis B and C with between 10 and 15 percent prevalence rate.

SOCIAL:
Kufuor tours polling stations as Mali elections open
Sunday, July 28 2013

Former President John AgyekumKufuor, Sunday toured some polling stations in Bamako, Mali, as the landmark elections of that country to elect a President after the over throw of the previous government of President AmadouToumaniTourein a military coup last year.

CAPE C:
President Mahama kick-starts Mills library project
Monday, July 29 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday re-echoed the need for Africans to take their destiny into their own hands by highlighting their history and achievements to the outside world.

GA E:
Assembly cleans Dome Market
Monday, July 29 2013

The Ga East Municipal Assembly on Saturday organized a clean-up exercise at the Dome Market in the Municipality.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t committed to supporting vocational education – Minister
Monday, July 29 2013

Mr Baba Jamal, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development on Saturday, reiterated government’s commitment to support technical and vocational institutions.

TARKWA:
Gov’t committed to tackling illegal mining-Veep
Monday, July 29 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur, at the weekend reiterated government’s determination to tackle the problem of illegal mining.

ECONOMICS:
Minimum Capital of RCBs to go up - BoG
Monday, July 29 2013

The minimum capital of Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) is to go up from GH¢150,000 to GH¢300,000, the Bank of Ghana (BOG) has hinted.

TANO S:
Ankaase Community JHS gets ICT centre
Monday, July 29 2013

Residents of Ankaase, a tomato growing community near Techimantia in the Tano South District of Brong-Ahafo Region,  has received an Information Communication Technology centre.

KWAHU E:
150 bed district hospital to start at Abetifi soon
Monday, July 29 2013

The Government of Ghana is to commence construction of 150 bed capacity ultra-modern hospital at Abetifi, the district capital of the Kwahu East District this year.

CAPE C:
University of Maryland signs MOU with chiefs
Monday, July 29 2013

The Central Regional House of Chiefs on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), USA, to promote the region economically.

TOLON:
Tali Township to have clinic soon
Monday, July 29 2013

Introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme is important interventions in ensuring a number of people especially low income earners have access to health delivery in the country.

SECURITY:
Security agencies to deal with demonstrators against DCE, MCE nominations
Monday, July 29 2013

Government has directed the security agencies to ruthlessly deal with persons violently demonstrating and destroying properties in protest against the nomination of some Municipal and District Chief Executives (MCEs and DCEs).

SOCIAL:
Mahama nominates three more MMDCEs
Monday, July 29 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has nominated three persons as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the Ashanti and Northern Regions.

GA S:
Assembly secures land for displaced Obom-Kojontor residents
Monday, July 29 2013

Displaced residents of Obom-Kojontor will soon have a permanent place of residence following the acquisition of a parcel of land for them by the Ga South Municipal Assembly.

SOCIAL:
Four to appear before Judgment Debt Commission
Monday, July 29 2013

Four institutions, including the Ghana Police Service, are to appear before the Judgment Debt Commission today Monday July 29 and Tuesday July 30.

LAWRA:
Assemblyman wants electrification expanded to Kopare, Zimuopare
Monday, July 29 2013

The Assemblyman for Ko electoral area, in the Lawra district, Sylvinus Sienekpine is pleading for an intervention from government to connect Kopare and Zimuopare communities within the Lawra district to the national grid.

POLITICS:
Minister directs 33 MMDCEs to hand over
Monday, July 29 2013

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Akwasi Oppong Ofosu has released a list of Metropolis, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) who have been asked to vacate their post.

BOLGA:
Youth group expresses displeasure with abandoned factories
Monday, July 29 2013

Some irate youth group in the Upper East Region say they are unhappy about the abandoned factories in the region which are now in shambles and out of operation.

AHAFO ANO N:
Akwasi Oppong-Fosu bestowed as Sompahene at Tepa
Tuesday, July 30 2013

The Tepa Traditional Council, headed by its President, Nana Adusei Atwenewaa Ampem II has bestowed the title of Sompahene on Hon. Akwasi Opong-Fosu, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development for being an industrious public officer.

AGRIC:
New local rice launched in Ghana
Monday, July 29 2013

The role of local entrepreneurs is crucial to Ghana’s drive towards economic progress, Mr. Affail Monney, President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), has said.

TANO S:
DCE commends assembly members
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Mr Bukari Zakari Anaba, Tano South District Chief Executive, has expressed his appreciation to the assembly members for his confirmation and pledged to work with all members.  

ENERGY:
Ghana’s energy sector is not in crisis; it is growing - Gov’t
Tuesday, July 30 2013

The Energy Ministry has denied allegations by the New Patriotic Party that the country’s energy sector is in crisis and being run into the ground by the NDC administration.

SUNYANI:
Regional Ministers Can’t act as DCEs
Monday, July 29 2013

Mr Kwadwo Adjei-Darko, the former local government minister in the erstwhile Kufuor administration, said the practice contradicts Articles 242 and 243 of the 1992 Constitution, which clearly define the District Assembly system, composition and its functions.

ECONOMICS:
Gov’t to engage companies for resources mapping
Tuesday, July 30 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has directed the Ministers of Energy and Petroleum and Lands and Natural Resources to engage the services of competent companies to carry out comprehensive natural resource mapping in the country.

TAMALE:
USAID signs RING initiative with Districts
Tuesday, July 30 2013

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and four districts in the Northern Region signed Project Implementation Letters to advance the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) initiative.

TAIN:
Farmers in Tain embrace cashless transaction system
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Farmers group in the Tain District of  Brong Ahafo Region, have adopted a cashless transaction system that enables them to purchase farm inputs, services and sell their produce without having to exchange physical cash.

TMA:
MCE, Kempes sidelined including 32 others
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Robert Kempes Ofosu-Ware has been relieved of his post as the Mayor of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, in a directive from the Ministry of Local Governemnt and Rural Developemnt.

AMA:
UG names law edifice after late Prez Mills
Tuesday, July 30 2013

As part of year long activities marking its 65th anniversary, the University of Ghana has honoured six illustrious alumni, three of them posthumously, for their exemplary and distinguished service to the University.

POLITICS:
Regional Ministers get additional job as they supervise MMDAs
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Regional ministers will have to contend with additional work load as they have assumed the role of supervising various Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts assemblies who have had their Chief Executives relieved of their positions.

S TONGU:
Daniel Amelorku asked to hand over to Regional Minister
Tuesday, July 30 2013

A directive from the Local Government and Rural Development Minister , Akwasi Oppong Ofosu has asked the DCE for South Tongu, Daniel K. Amelorku  to hand over to the Regional Minister with immediate effect and vacate his post.

BEREKUM:
Atanotia/Ayakorase residents reject road project
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Efforts to construct the road along the Berekum-Sunyani main road junction connecting the Biadan road has been met with hostile resistance from residents in Atanotia and Ayakorase towns in the Berekum Municipality.

KMA:
Assembly introduces 8-paged newspaper to promote development
Tuesday, July 30 2013

KUMASIANO, an official mouthpiece of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has been launched in Kumasi as an additional newspaper on the newsstands. 

KETU S:
Bernard Amable relieved of post as MCE
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Chief Executive of the Ketu South Municipal Assembly, Bernard F. Amable has been relieved off his post.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama directs A-G to immediately reform the legal system
Tuesday, July 30 2013

President John Mahama has directed the Attorney General to immediately carry out reforms of the legal system to help improve justice delivery and accessibility.

AGONA W:
ECG Disconnects Illegal Electricity In Swedru
Tuesday, July 30 2013

A taskforce made up of the Police, Fire Service and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) officials over the weekend embarked on an exercise to disconnect illegal electricity connections at the Swedru Central Market.

CAPE COAST:
Anthony Egyir Aikins to handover as MCE
Tuesday, July 30 2013

The Cape Coast Metropolitan Chief Executive Mr. Anthony Egyir Aikins has been asked to relief his post as the Chief Executive of the Assembly, according to a new directive from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

N GONJA:
Langbisi, Kagbal to access electricity shortly-Daboya/Mankarigu MP
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Electrification for Langbisi and Kagbal communities within the Daboya/Mankarigu constituency is almost completed, as contractors have geared up to begin wiring works to quickly finish off the project for members of the two communities.

GA E:
Abokobi residents elated over dump site closure
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Residents of Abokobi-Pantang junction are beaming with smiles as the nauseating refuse dump is being cleared away to their satisfaction.

POLITICS:
More MMDCEs to be booted out soon
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Minister for Local Government and Rural Development has said that more Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives who have served their four year term will very soon be relieved of their posts.

SUNYANI:
Assembly to build more stores
Wednesday, July 31 2013

The Sunyani Municipal Assembly  is going into Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) to construct additional stores at the Nana Bosoma market, on build, operate and transfer (BOT) agreement.

POLITICS:
Gov’t slammed for asking regional ministers to act as MMDCEs
Tuesday, July 30 2013

Local governance expert, George Kyei-Baffour, says directive by the Local Government Minister to Regional Ministers to act in the stead of relived Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), is unconstitutional and must be stopped.

ELLEMBELE:
DCE grateful to Assembly Members
Tuesday, July 30 2013

The District Chief Executive for Ellembelle, Mr Daniel K. Eshun, has expressed gratitude to President John Dramani Mahama for re-nominating him.

AGONA E:
Construction of two school blocks to commence soon
Tuesday, July 30 2013

The Member of Parliament for Agona East and deputy Central Regional Minister, Mrs Queenstar Pokuah Sawyer, has cut the sod for the construction of two projects totaling GHC150, 000 at the Kwanyako Senior High School and Gyasikrom primary school in the Agona East District

SOCIAL:
Regional Ministers can act as MMDCEs - Oppong-Fosu
Wednesday, July 31 2013

Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Akwasi Opong-Fosu, has denounced suggestions that it is illegal for Regional Ministers to temporarily take over from Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

ECONOMICS:
Ghana to host World Cashew Festival
Wednesday, July 31 2013

Ghana shall in September host the African Cashew Alliance’s (ACA) World Cashew Festival and Expo to help players in the industry develop the value-chain process.

TAKORADI:
Youth tasked to be innovative
Wednesday, July 31 2013

The Rector of the Takoradi Polytechnic, Reverend Professor Daniel Agyepong Nyarko, on Monday appealed to  the youth to come up with innovative ideas that would solve societal problems.

KRACHI W:
Selected roads receive facelift
Wednesday, July 31 2013

The Krachi West District Assembly continues to improve on road networks in the area which have become unmotorable for long use or other reasons.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t tackles flood problem in Cape Coast
Wednesday, July 31 2013

The Vice President, Kwasi Amissah-Arthur, has inspected ongoing construction projects at Kwaprow in Cape Coast, being undertaken by the government to solve the perennial flooding that affects the area.

TALENSI:
NAS facilitates training on first aid at Gbane
Wednesday, July 31 2013

Sixty staff of the Shanxi Mining Company Limited operating at Gbane in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region, have received a two-day in-house training programme on first aid.

HEALTH:
Western Region HIV prevalence rate increases
Wednesday, July 31 2013

About 1, 554 new HIV infections were recorded in the Western Regional in 2012, Mr. Abu Mahama, the Regional Coordinator of the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the Ghana AIDS Commission, has said.

KADJEBI:
Seth Alifui relieved of DCE post
Wednesday, July 31 2013

Seth Frank Alifui, District Chief Executive for the kadjebi District in the Volta Region has been relieved of his post.

ASOKORE M:
Let us unite to improve lot Of our people – MCE
Wednesday, July 31 2013

Alhaji Nuru Hamidan, Municipal Chief Executive for Asokore Mampong in the Ashanti Region, has made a passionate appeal to colleague MMDCEs and the electorate in the region to remain united and forge ahead to bring improvement to the lives of residents in area.

BEREKUM:
Lord Oppong kicked out as MCE
Wednesday, July 31 2013

As people of Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region awaits a court verdict for a befitting traditional head on a chieftaincy case pending before court for, the Chief Executive for the Berekum Municipal Assembly Mr. Lord Oppong Stephen has been kicked out as the MCE for the area.

POLITICS:
What the Constitution says about removal of
Wednesday, July 31 2013

The 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana among other things give the President the prerogative to terminate appointment of Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

CAPE COAST:
Gov’t tackles flood problem in Cape Coast
Wednesday, July 31 2013

The Vice President, Kwasi Amissah-Arthur, at the weekend inspected ongoing construction projects at Kwaprow in Cape Coast, being undertaken by the government to solve the perennial flooding that affects the area.

POLITICS:
Fear grips some MMDCEs in Eastern RegionAnxiety
Wednesday, July 31 2013

Information reaching Ghanadsitricts. com indicates that there is growing apprehension among some Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives in the Eastern Region, as they wait anxiously to know their fate.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t Pays LEAP Arrears
Wednesday, July 31 2013

The Government has released GH¢4,854,330 which is the arrears for the November/December 2012 Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme.

POLITICS:
Fear grips some MMDCEs in Eastern Region
Wednesday, July 31 2013

Information reaching Ghanadsitricts. com indicates that there is growing apprehension among some Metropolitan Municipal and District Chief Executives in the Eastern Region, as they wait anxiously to know their fate.

DANGME E:
4 G. Accra MMDCEs asked to step down
Wednesday, July 31 2013

Four Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives whose 4 year term has expired and have not been re-nominated have been ordered to handover to the Regional Minister and vacate their positions.

K NANKANA E:
Kologo health centre needs support-Assemblyman
Wednesday, July 31 2013

The Assembly member for Kologo electoral area, in the Kassena Nankana East district, Amoah A. Charles has indicated that Kologo health centre, a major facility in the area which churns healthcare services to inhabitants, duly requires support to give it a facelift and boost operations at the facility.

SOCIAL:
Work begins on Ashanti Regional Media Resource Centre
Wednesday, July 31 2013

Mr Eric Opoku, Ashanti Regional Minister, has performed the ceremony to mark the beginning of construction work on a GH¢583,299.00 Resource Centre for the regional branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).

POLITICS:
Non-election of MMDCEs, reasons for accountability problems
Wednesday, July 31 2013

A Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stated that Ghana’s democratic system whereby Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) are not voted for, “is one of the reasons we have accountability problems in this country”.

EDUCATION:
GETFund sponsored students appeal for support from edu. ministry
Wednesday, July 31 2013

Some Ghanaian students at the University of Dundee still risk being thrown out of school after continuous delay by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to provide their funding.