NATIONAL :
Let banks reduce interest rates
Wednesday, August 01 2007
President John Agyekum Kufuor urged the Bank of Ghana (BOG) to prevail on the commercial banks to lower their interest rates to reflect improvements in the financial sector of the economy.
AMA:Eight foreign companies closed down
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has closed down several foreign companies engaged in illegal business operations in the Central Business District in Accra.
WEST AKYEM :
District to enjoy electricity
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The government has secured a 5.8 million-dollar-loan for a Rural Electrification project for 31 communities in the West Akyem District of the Eastern Region.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Pregnant women to get free transportation.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Directorate of the Ghana Health Service has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) to transport pregnant women in labour to health facilities free of charge.
  
AMA :
Grasscutter exempted from close season ban.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
This year’s annual "Close Season" banning the hunting of wild animals starts today, August 1st to 1st December 2007.
NATIONAL :
Transport fares increased.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) announced new transport fares with immediate effect.
ODODODIODOO(AMA) :
Parents must be more pro active
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Mr Jonathan Nii Tackie Komme, MP for Odododiodoo, has called on parents to assist teachers to help curb drug abuse and teenage pregnancies among the youth especially students.
NATIONAL :
Need to capture the EU mango market.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The ban on mangoes from Ghana to South Africa is still in place, Dr Braimah Harunah, a Senior Research Scientist, Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research said.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
10,000 tree spices planted.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Members of the Kojo Beedu Family of Winneba have planted 10,000 tree spices along the banks of the Ntakrofa and Omeyi streams in the area to protect the water bodies.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Bawjiase Rural bank supports MFCS.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Bawjiase Area Rural Bank has disbursed 25.8 billion cedis to over 150 women’s groups under its Micro Finance Credit Scheme to expand their businesses.
OSU (AMA) : Land commission cause of dispute
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Osu Traditional Council says some of the unnecessary and protracted chieftaincy disputes in the country, especially those concerning lands are caused by some of the officials of the Lands Commission as well as some lawyers "who have specialised in prerogative writs n never ending disputes".
AKOSOMBO (ASUOGYAMAN) : VRA appeals to Ghanaians
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Volta River Authority (VRA) said it would continue to run the two generating units at the Akosombo until further notice.
NATIONAL :
Parliament on recess
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Parliament winded up business until October 23 when the House would re-convene for the third and last session of the year.
KWAHU WEST :
A 20 million euros hospital to be built in Nkawkaw
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Plans are underway to put an ultra modern hospital at Nkawkaw, the capital of Kwahu West District, to adequately cater for the health needs of the people in and around the district.
TEMA :
CEPS transit tracking system operational
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Ghana Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) will today, August 1 launch a new satellite transit tracking system to monitor transit operations in the country in line with the World Customs Organization’s Framework of Standards.
JIRAPA/LAMBUSSIE :
Kpare gets new chief
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Mr Zumoh Baligi has been installed a Divisional  chief of Kpare in the Jirapa/Lambussie District in the Upper West Region under the skin name Kpare Naa, Naa Baloree-Zumoh Baligi II.
WA :
Chief in morgue for 540 days.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Seventeen months after his death, the body of Naa Martain Dong Babana Bakari I, the chief of Charla in the Wa Municipality in the Upper West Region, is still lying at the mortuary.
BAWKU :
Divorce threat ends tragic
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Musah Yakubu, a 46-year-old farmer, who could not cope with the end of a 20-year-old marriage, committed suicide at Bazua, near Bawku in the Upper East Region.
AWUTU EFUTTU SENYA :
Resource centre for youth
Wednesday, August 01 2007
One World Youth Project (OWYP), a sister school programme worldwide for middle and high school students is to establish a community resource facility for the youth at the Buduburam refugee camp.
HO :
Institutional maternal deaths reduce
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Reported institutional maternal deaths have declined in the Volta Region for the first half of this year.
HO :
Regional minister not happy with performance
Wednesday, August 01 2007
A series of audit reports by the Audit Service in Accra have exposed the inefficiencies in the performance of Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) of the Volta Region in the areas of Public Procurement, Financial Administration and Internal Audit Laws.
NKWANTA :
No maternal deaths recorded.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Nkwanta District Hospital has not recorded any maternal death between January and June, Dr. Kwaku Awoonor-Williams, Nkwanta District Director of Health Services, has said.
DANGBE EAST:
No to demonstrators.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Dangme East District Security Council (DEDSC) has refused to issue permit to some chiefs of Ada to embark on demonstration to draw government attention to sea erosion along the coast of Ada.
 
GA WEST :
District undertakes local emborsement of taxis.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Ga West District assembly is undertaking emborsement procedures for taxi cabs in the district to continue and compliment the efforts of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly in ensuring that all taxis are emborsed with numbers.
WASSA WEST :
Chief petitions A-G
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Divisional Chief of Apinto Awudua in Tarkwa, Nana Kwabena Angu II, has petitioned the Minister of Justice and Attorney General (A-G), requesting the trial of some eight people for plotting to assassinate him.
ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
District partakes in sports festival
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Mr. Thomas Ofori-Donkor, Atwima-Nwabiagya District Chief Executive has described sports as an effective tool for promoting peace, development and friendship and not to generate conflicts, violence and hooliganism.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Cabby bites police officer
Wednesday, August 01 2007
A 65-year-old taxi driver who allegedly bit a police officer who attempted arresting him for a traffic offence, has been granted GH¢10,000 (100 million cedi) bail with one surety to be justified by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
    
BOSOMTWE ATWIMA KWANWOMA :
Bank appreciates workers
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Kuntanase-based Bosomtwe Rural Bank honoured five workers for their long and meritorious services.
NKWANTA :
Community temporarily rehabilitate road
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Mr. Charles Modom, a former assemblyman for Bontibor/Salifukrom electoral area in the Nkwanta District, has appealed to the government to upgrade the five-kilometre road stretch between Bontibor and Pusupu.
DORMAA :
Educational institutions must plant teak-DCE
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Squadron Leader Benjamin Anane Asamoah (rtd), Dormaa District Chief Executive(DCE), has tasked educational institutions in the area to plant at least 50 teak seedlings during the rainy season as part of Ghana’s independence golden jubilee celebration.
KMA :
5000 wood workers to relocate.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
About 5,000 wood workers in Kumasi would be relocated to the Sokoban Wood Village in the city, to pave way for the implementation of the Kumasi Roads and Urban Development Project.
CAPE COAST :
HIV/AIDS prevalence drops in region
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Dr McDamien Dedzo, Central Regional Deputy Director of Public Health  announced that the prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in the region had dropped further to 2.5 percent in 2006.
    
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Copyright pirators arrested
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Copyright Office and the Nima Divisional Police Command have arrested two dealers in pirated copyright works and seized items valued at over two billion cedis.
    
AHANTA WEST :
A.U day of the African Child.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Mr John Hackman, Western Regional Director of Ghana National Commission on Children (GNCC) has urged parents to invest in their children’s education, saying, it was the only way to prepare them adequately to become efficient future leaders.
KPANDO :
School cries for solution to water problem
Wednesday, August 01 2007
Mr Theodore Dzavor, Headmaster of Bishop Herman College, has appealed to the government to expedite action on the Kpando water project to forestall a perennial water shortage facing students and inhabitants.
KMA :
MTTU impounds vehicles.
Wednesday, August 01 2007
The Ashanti Regional Police of the MTTU has embarked on an exercise to impound all unlicensed vehicles and motorbikes in the Region in an attempt to reduce the use of such vehicles in criminal activities.
AMA :
No haphazard mounting of antennaes.
Thursday, August 02 2007
The Mayor of Accra, Nii Stanley Adjiri-Blankson, has expressed his displeasure at the construction of masts in the city by telecom operators saying masts were not to be erected in residential areas.
ASUTIFI:
Equip selves with requisite NYEP Skills
Thursday, August 02 2007
The Asutifi District Chief Executive (DCE) Mr. Opoku Peprah,  has
called on the youth to take advantage of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) to get jobs to contribute towards national development.
NEW JUABEN :
Help the poor register with the NHIS
Thursday, August 02 2007
The Manager, in charge of Pediatric Unit of the Koforidua Regional Hospital, Madam Mary Yvonne Attipoe, on Tuesday appealed to benevolent individuals and organizations to assist poor people to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
SUHUM:
District best teachers honoured
Thursday, August 02 2007
Forty-five teachers from the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District, who excelled in their profession from 2004 to 2006, were last Tuesday presented with various awards at Suhum inthe district.
HO:
Infrastructural development at the DOVVSU.
Thursday, August 02 2007
Offices of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), and a staff clinic complex for the Volta Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service were inaugurated in Ho.
HO :
Men claim 12 year olds as girlfriends.
Thursday, August 02 2007
Ms Rita Narh, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in charge of DOVVSU in the region, said 526 cases were listed under domestic violence between June 2006 and June 2007.
HO :
Seven districts supported.
Thursday, August 02 2007
Mr Mawutor Goh, Ho Municipal Chief Executive has stated that government recognized churches as key partners in development and would always involved them and other social organizations in its developmental agenda.
NATIONAL :
Scouts celebrate centenary.
Thursday, August 02 2007
The World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM)  pledged to abide by the scout law as part of their centenary celebration.
NATIONAL :
GCAA gets new fire tenders
Thursday, August 02 2007
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) inaugurated two Cobra state-of-the-art crash rescue fire tenders to serve the Kotoka International Airport and its environs.
TEMA:
Importance of kindergarten in the new education reform.
Thursday, August 02 2007
The Tema Community Eight Number Three and Four basic cluster of schools celebrated their fortieth anniversary with a call on parents to desist from shifting their responsibilities onto government.
BAWKU :
Who cares for the children?
Thursday, August 02 2007
Premises of the Bawku Magistrate court witnessed a drama between an estranged couple over who should take custody of their two children.
     
AKATSI :
Gefia to build another structure.
Thursday, August 02 2007
Gefia community in the Akatsi District of the Volta Region, has planned to build additional block of six classrooms, office and staff common room for the local Senior Secondary School at the cost of 120,000 Ghana cedis.
TECHIMAN :
Construction of new road underway
Thursday, August 02 2007
A four-kilometre road is being constructed at New Krobo in Techiman municipality to help accelerate the development of the area.
WASSA AMENFI EAST :
Another mining accident
Thursday, August 02 2007
Nine small-scale illegal miners (galamsey operators) died  when the pit in which they were working at Dadieso near Wassa-Akropong in the Western Region caved-in.
WASSA WEST :
Chieftancy dispute docket sent to chief justice
Thursday, August 02 2007
The Supreme Court has ordered the Judicial Secretary to forward the docket on the Wassa Fiase Chieftaincy Dispute pending at a Kumasi High Court, to the Chief Justice, for directives.
BOLGATANGA :
Give us power to punish parents.
Thursday, August 02 2007
Paramount Chief of the Kpembe Traditional Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna Kabasibi I, appealed to government to empower chiefs to sanction parents who refuse to send their children to school.
NATIONAL :
Final stage completed
Thursday, August 02 2007
The Ministry of Ports, Harbours and Railways signed a 1.6 billion-dollar concessionary agreement with Dubai-based Kampac Group of Companies to begin work on the Western and Central Railway lines.
HO :
Make NSS more functional.
Thursday, August 02 2007
Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of the Asogli Traditional Council, advised the country’s youth to avoid excessive materialism that resulted in greed and corruption.
NATIONAL :
MiDA to sign agreement with BOG
Thursday, August 02 2007
The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), the institution administering the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), will in August sign an Implementing Entity Agreement with the Bank of Ghana to facilitate the extension of credits to farmers in the beneficiary districts, where the compact is being implemented.
NATIONAL :
Fishermen be warned
Thursday, August 02 2007
The Ministry of Fisheries  cautioned fishermen against the use of illegal methods of fishing saying the act was contrary to section 88 (1) of the Fisheries Act 625 of 2002.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Punishment turns to death
Thursday, August 02 2007
An Accra Circuit Court remanded into prison custody a  50-year-old driver for negligently  causing harm to his son aged 14 now deceased.
KINTAMPO SOUTH :
DCE commended.
Thursday, August 02 2007
Mr. Opoku Donyina, Presiding Member of Kintampo South District Assembly, has commended Mr. Yaw Adjei-Duffour, District Chief Executive, for obtaining scholarships for some students in the district.
ASUNAFO NORTH :
Not for sale.
Thursday, August 02 2007
Alhaji Ishak Abubakar Bonsu, Asunafo North District Chief Executive, has said members of cocoa-spraying gangs who would engage in the sale of the spraying materials would be punished.
AMA :
Elephantiasis vaccination begins.
Thursday, August 02 2007
More than 10 million people have received medication by the Ghana Health Service in its programme to rid the country of elephantiasis.
    
NATIONAL :
Ghana, Germany renew commitment
Thursday, August 02 2007
Ghana and Germany renewed their commitment to deepen bilateral co-operation.The two countries have had diplomatic relations for 50 years .
AMA :
Chief of defense staff body guard dead.
Thursday, August 02 2007
An uneasy calm hangs in the Ghana Armed Forces Headquarters of Burma Camp following the discovery of the dead body of Staff Sgt. Peter Kyere, one of the three bodyguards of current Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lieutenant General J. B. Danquah.
NKORANZA :
Firemen go for service training
Thursday, August 02 2007
The Nkoranza District Assembly has organized a workshop for local fire volunteers and the district’s anti-bushfire campaign team on strategies in combating bushfires.
BIRIM SOUTH :
Basic schools festival of arts celebrated.
Thursday, August 02 2007
Mr Frank Kwame Busumtwi, Birim South District Chief Executive, has appealed to Ghanaians not to allow their cultural differences to bring disunity in the nation.
HO :
Nursery school for Volta barracks
Thursday, August 02 2007
Mr Daniel Kofi Gyimah, Managing Director of the National Investment Bank (NIB) inaugurated a four-unit ultra modern nursery block for the 66 Artillery Regiment (Volta Barracks) in Ho.
NATIONAL :
Fuel saver in town
Friday, August 03 2007
An international company introduced a new fuel saving software chip onto the Ghanaian market.
TECHIMAN:
Special identification numbers for taxis in Techiman
Thursday, August 02 2007
Taxi cabs in Techiman municipality are to be given special identification numbers by the Taxi Branch Union of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union to help passengers to retrieve their missing luggage.
MFANTSEMAN :
Committee on street naming set up.
Friday, August 03 2007
The Mfantseman District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Robert Quainoo-Arthur, has inaugurated a nine-member committee to over see the naming of streets and numbering of houses at Mankessim.
MFANTSEMAN :
Give tertiary students practical training
Friday, August 03 2007
The Presiding Member of the Mfantseman District Assembly, Nana Ataapim Kweenu VIII, has appealed to industrial establishments to open their doors to tertiary students for practical "on-the-job" training.
GOMOA :
District assembly supports home
Friday, August 03 2007
The Gomoa District Assembly has donated a 29-inch television set and a DVD valued at GHc5000 to the Mephibosheth Training Centre, a home for children with disabilities at Gomoa Ankamu near Apam in the Central Region.
AGONA SWEDRU (AGONA) :
Protect the cedi.
Friday, August 03 2007
The Bank of Ghana has been urged to take measures to protect the creditability of the new Ghana Cedi introduced last month.
ATWIMA-NWABIAGYA :
Youth call for chiefs’ destoolment
Friday, August 03 2007
Irate youth from Atwima Agogo in the Atwima Nwabiagya District  waylaid their chief, Nana Okyere Poku as he arrived at the Manhyia Palace to attend a meeting of the Kumasi Traditional Council.
NATIONAL :
Security personnel ready for narcotics
Friday, August 03 2007
Thirty-one officers from security agencies have undergone a training programme to sharpen their skills on basic drug enforcement techniques to enable them to adopt innovative strategies in the prevention and detection of illicit drug trafficking.
    
TECHIMAN :
New code for taxi drivers
Friday, August 03 2007
Taxi cabs in Techiman municipality are to be given special identification numbers by the Taxi Branch Union of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union to help passengers to retrieve their missing luggage.
TECHIMAN :
Two die in accident.
Friday, August 03 2007
Kwaku Adjei, a 25 year-old nurse at the St. Theresa’s Hospital at Nkoranza died on a spot when the motorbike he was riding skidded off the road and plunged into a gutter at Fiaso, near Techiman.
NEW JUABEN :
Give us land to plant trees.
Friday, August 03 2007
The New Juaben branch of the Wood Workers Association of Ghana (WAG), appealed to government to assist such associations to acquire land for the planting of valuable trees, to serve as raw materials for the wood industry.
NKORANZA :
Fire volunteers cry for help
Friday, August 03 2007
Fire volunteers in the Nkoranza District of Brong-Ahafo have appealed to government for financial and logistical assistance in preventing and combating fire outbreaks and other natural disasters.
ADIDOME (NORTH TONGU) :
100 given employable skills
Friday, August 03 2007
Beneficiaries of employable skills training programmes have been advised to avoid the tendency of selling out the free working tools and start-up materials supplied them to help them establish jobs and improve their lives.
KPONE (TEMA) :
WAGPA on inspection tour
Friday, August 03 2007
Members of the Governing Board of the West African Gas Pipeline Authority (WAGPA) who are visiting the country for the first time visited the Regulatory Meeting Station (RMS) of the project at Kpone, near Tema.
NAVRONGO (KASSENA NANKANA) :
Root and Tuber to be improved.
Friday, August 03 2007
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), launched its Root and Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme (RTIMP) at Navrongo in the Upper East Region.
TEMA :
Murdered banker to be buried tomorrow.
Friday, August 03 2007
Hundreds of mourners from various financial institutions, some in tears, besieged the Head Office of the GCB in Accra to mourn the Deputy Managing Director (Operations) of the GCB, Mr Roko Kwasi Frimpong, who was gunned down at his residence at Tema on June 28, this year.
SUHUM/KRABOA/COALTAR :
Feeder roads to receive attention
Friday, August 03 2007
Mr. Godfried Okyere, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayensuano,announced that the government has awarded on contract some feeder roads in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Six steal metal rails
Friday, August 03 2007
Six persons are assisting the police at Akwatia in their investigations into the theft of a quantity of metal rails at Takrowase, near Kade in the Kwaebibirem District.
NATIONAL :
NADMO takes pupils through disaster management
Friday, August 03 2007
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) organised an outreach programme to educate pupils on the need to prevent or manage disasters.
NATIONAL :
Bird flu alert
Friday, August 03 2007
Scientists say there is a possibility of an avian influenza (bird flu) outbreak next year, given that influenza pandemics occur approximately every 40 to 50 years and this year is the 39th year since the last pandemic occurred.
AMA :
Local tomatoe paste manufacturers to get respite
Friday, August 03 2007
Following unfair trade practices associated with the importation of tomato paste and concentrate into the country, the government has moved to temporarily ban the importation of the products into the country, with effect from November 1, 2007.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Stool father behind bars
Friday, August 03 2007
Philip Yao Aglidza, stool father of Likpe Kukurantumi in the Hohoe district was remanded in prison custody by a Circuit Court for allegedly assaulting the town’s chief, Nana Aniewu Agyema III.
KWAEBIBIREM :
Community builds own security.
Friday, August 03 2007
The Apinamang community in the Kwaebibirem District is building a police station to provide them with security.
ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
District receives 1.6 billion capitation grant
Friday, August 03 2007
The Atwima Nwbiagya District Assembly has received an amount of 1,608,464,796 billion cedis from the government as capitation grant to facilitate effective teaching and learning in the district.
AMA :
SWAG awards to be broadcast live.
Friday, August 03 2007
The 32nd Awards Night of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has been launched in Accra . The awards, the flagship of the sports media fraternity is dubbed “2007 Onetouch SWAG Awards Night."
NEW JUABEN :
School children assist colleague
Friday, August 03 2007
Staff and Pupils of basic schools in the New Juaben Municipality and Okorase in the Akuapem North District, donated GH(200 (two million cedis) to Master Karimu Danjima, a nine-year-old pupil of Jumapo Methodist Primary School, who is undergoing cardio vascular treatment.
TEMA :
Pirates on remand
Friday, August 03 2007
The Copyright Office and the law enforcement agencies together with the Video and Film Producers Association of Ghana have arrested three Nigerians for dealing in locally produced pirated audio and audiovisual works in Tema.
AMA :
Police prepared to make festival wholesome
Friday, August 03 2007
The Accra Regional Police Command has warned it will not allow any further breaches of the peace in the Ga state.
SUHUM/KRABOA/COALTAR :
Watchman found dead
Friday, August 03 2007
A 52-year-old night watchman at Suhum Presbyterian Senior Secondary School was found dead in a pool of blood on campus.
AMA :
More demolitions
Friday, August 03 2007
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly says it will begin a massive demolition and decongestion exercise this month to rid the city of wrongly sited buildings and other structures.
TAMALE :
Upgrade youth employed under NYEP
Saturday, August 04 2007
A recommendation has been made to the Ministry of Manpower, Youth and Employment (MMYE) to organise training courses for people employed under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) to sharpen their skills.
KMA :
Manhyia chieftaincy clash- Two suspects arrested
Saturday, August 04 2007
The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested two suspects in connection with Thursday’s clash in front of the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi which involved two factions in the Atwima-Agogo chieftaincy dispute that left three people injured.
AJUMAKO-ENYAN-ESSIAM :
Parents urged not to engage their children in hazardous work
Saturday, August 04 2007
Mr. James Ampiah, Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam district co-ordinator for the Center for Rural Enterprise Development Project (CRED) has cautioned parents against engaging their children in economic activities to the disadvantage of their education.
ZAMBALLA (GARU TEMPANE) :
School block for Zamballa primary commissioned
Saturday, August 04 2007
A 370-million-cedi block of three classrooms and an office for Zamballa primary school in the Garu-Tempane District has been commissioned by Mr. Emmanuel Sin-nyet Asigri, the District Chief Executive.
     
BOLE :
Bole area councils inaugurated
Saturday, August 04 2007
Six Area Councils in the Bole District have been inaugurated as means of making the Government’s decentralization programme more meaningful in the District.
    
SAEMA :
Teachers receive bicycles
Saturday, August 04 2007
Sixty teachers in deprived areas of the Shama Ahanta East Metropolitan Assembly, have been presented with bicycles to facilitate their work.
CRIME AND JUSTICE:
Two suspected car thieves arrested
Saturday, August 04 2007
The police in Suame in Kumasi, on Friday arrested a lotto receiver and a driver for stealing a Toyota Front Runner belonging to Kublenu Adelai, a staff of a communication company in Accra.
NATIONAL:
Government unhappy with shoddy work by developers
Saturday, August 04 2007
Ms Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Minister of State at the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing on Friday described as unacceptable the practice of shoddy works by estate developers, saying the act is a major setback in the real estate industry.
CRIME AND JUSTICE:
Young farmer jailed 15 years for defilement
Saturday, August 04 2007
A 19 year-old farmer, who lured a 13 year-old girl into his room under the pretext of giving her some cassava for her mother, was on Friday jailed 15 years by a circuit court in Cape Coast.
NATIONAL :
German Foreign Minister departs
Saturday, August 04 2007
Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Affairs, Germany left Accra on Friday for Germany after a two-day official visit during which he met President John Agyekum Kufuor and the Foreign Minister, Mr. Akwasi Osei Adjei.
NATIONAL :
Veep decries mass resignation of security agents
Saturday, August 04 2007
Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama on Friday noted that the spate of resignations and desertions by personnel of the security agencies for greener pastures, is unacceptable and called for an immediate halt.
HO :
Communicators need to be effective
Saturday, August 04 2007
Mr. Arno Keller, West Africa Director of Friedrich-Naumann Foundation on Friday called communicators to regard their job as a role playing exercise to ensure its effectiveness.
GARU :
¢5.7 billion water project takes off
Saturday, August 04 2007
Construction works on a GH¢5.700,000 (5.7 billion cedis) water project for the Garu township in the Garu-Tempane district of the Upper East Region has taken off.
TWIFO :
Help sustain development
Saturday, August 04 2007
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the Central Region benefiting from the Community Water and Sanitation Agency projects have been urged to pay their counterpart funding to ensure the sustenance of the programme.
TAMALE :
Efforts intensified to keep city clean
Saturday, August 04 2007
The  Tamale   Metropolitan  Assembly is bent on maintaining its position as the neatest city in the country as accorded it by the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment
(MLGRD&E) during the 2005 Sanitation Week Celebration.
TAMALE :
Livestock farmers receive credit
Saturday, August 04 2007
Livestock farmers in the Tamale Metropolis have received a credit facility  totalling GH¢28,400 (¢284 million) to enable them  to improve on their production to earn more income and also ensure food security in the metropolis.
TAMALE:
Walk to support guinea worm
Saturday, August 04 2007
Hundreds of people from all walks of life in the Tamale metropolis turned out in their numbers to embark on a long distance walk through the principal streets of the metropolis to create awareness on the guinea worm disease.
  
AMA:
Co-ordinate with ambulance services, hospitals urged
Saturday, August 04 2007
The Rector, College of Surgeons and Physicians Professor Paul Nyame, has identified the lack of trained personnel, equipment and other resources as the factors militating against quality emergency care delivery in the country.
NKWANTA:
Don’t withdraw children from schools to farm
Saturday, August 04 2007
Mr Frank Donkor Wuladanye, Cape Coast University Branch President of the Kokomba/ Basari Students Union (KOBASU) has criticized the attitude among farmers to engage their children on the farm instead of sending them to school.
DANGBE EAST :
District under threat.
Sunday, August 05 2007
The Ada Teacher Training College and other important buildings including the administration block of the Dangme East District Assembly are under great threat of being washed away by the sea.
TECHIMAN :
Books donated to school.
Sunday, August 05 2007
Mr. Gyau Peprah, Programme co-ordinator of the Independent Development Organisation (IDO), a local NGO based at Salaga in the Northern region has stressed the need for moral education to be taught in schools to help the children to lead good lives.
NEW JUABEN :
Support GNTF
Sunday, August 05 2007
Mr Yaw Barimah, Minister of State at the Presidency, has called for support for the Ghana National Trust Fund (GNTF) to fulfil its obligations towards the disadvantaged and the needy.
SUNYANI :
Make time for patients-minister
Sunday, August 05 2007
The 29th annual general congress of the Society of Private Medical and Dental Practitioners opened in Sunyani  with a call on members to come up with strategic interventions to help reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in the country.
WASSA AMENFI EAST :
Seven affected by accident
Sunday, August 05 2007
Seven small-scale miners (galamsey) were injured when a pit they were working in collapsed at Dadieso near Wassa Akropong on July 31.
SUNYANI :
Child maintenance issues on the rise
Sunday, August 05 2007
Brong Ahafo Regional branch office of the Domestic Violence, Victims and Support Unit of Ghana Police recorded 683 cases within the first and second quarters of the year.
NKORANZA :
Community launches endowment fund
Sunday, August 05 2007
Mr. Kwame Ampofo-Twumasi, Deputy Minster of Education, Science and Sports, has appealed to parents to invest in the education of their children to enable them to become responsible citizens.
SAEMA :
New identification for drivers
Sunday, August 05 2007
Mr. Philip K. Nkrumah, Metropolitan Chief Executive, has asked taxi drivers within the Shama Ahanta East Metropolis to register and emboss their vehicles within three months to avoid prosecution.
NATIONAL :
50 years of deaf education
Sunday, August 05 2007
The Special Education Division of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has selected eight special schools to undertake Post-JSS technical and vocational programmes for disabled students.  
HO :
CEANA begins development project.
Sunday, August 05 2007
The Council of Ewe Associations of North America (CEANA) has cut sod for the construction of a basic school complex for the Tanyigbe-Anyigbe community in the Ho Municipal Area.
NATIONAL :
New water filters introduced
Sunday, August 05 2007
A new water filtration system was  introduced in Accra to reduce water pollution and provide a naturally pure and safe drinking water in the market.
   
AMA :
Officers should be interested in improving themselves
Sunday, August 05 2007
A police training has ended in Accra with a call on the service to organize more refresher courses for officers to upgrade their skills.
AGONA :
NYEP catching up with district
Sunday, August 05 2007
A total of 2,441 youth have been registered with the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in the Agona District of the Central Region.
MFANTSEMAN :
80 to serve as TB surveillance workers
Monday, August 06 2007
Eighty community-based surveillance volunteers have been trained in the management and control of tuberculosis (T/B) at Saltpond in the Mfantseman District.
MFANTSEMAN :
Students offered scholarship
Monday, August 06 2007
The first 13 Junior Secondary School (JSS) students in Kuntu near Saltpond are to gain admission to Senior Secondary School (SSS).
KMA :
Government should come out clean
Monday, August 06 2007
The government has been called upon to clear the air on its decision to sell Low-cost houses constructed by State Housing Institutions such as the State Housing Corporation (SHC) and the Tema Development Corporation (TDC) to their occupants.
GA EAST :
Founder of Madina remembered
Monday, August 06 2007
Alhaji Amadu Sorogho, Member of Parliament for Abokobi-Madina, has called on the youth to open a new chapter by refraining from acts which hinder national development.
BAWKU :
Net savings increased
Monday, August 06 2007
Bawku Community Cooperative Credit Union (BCCCU) increased its net savings from GHc 17,010 (170.1 million cedis) in 2005     to GHc 36,640 (366.4 million cedis) during the 2006 financial year representing about 115 per cent.
KADE (KWAEBIBIREM) :
E-learning for pupils
Monday, August 06 2007
A state-of-the art E-learning centre has been commissioned for New-Man Preparatory School at Kade in the Eastern Region.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Fake journalist arraigned
Monday, August 06 2007
An unemployed man who posed as a journalist working with the United Nations and defrauded five people under the pretext of registering them as refugees has been but before an Aflao Circuit Court.
     
TOLON/KUMBUNGU :
Shareholders fund increased
Monday, August 06 2007
Profit before tax of Bonzali Rural Bank in the Tolon/Kumbungu District dropped from 1,318,333,347 cedis in 2005 to 891,724,407 cedis in 2006, representing a 32 per cent drop.
AMANSIE CENTRAL :
Impasse resolved
Monday, August 06 2007
Members of Parliamentary Select Committee on Local Government and Rural Development have resolved the differences between Mr Kwame Asamoah Boateng, Amansie Central District Chief Executive and Mr Emmanuel Gyamfi, Member of Parliament for Odotobri constituency.
GARU TEMPANE :
49,000 child centre inaugurated
Monday, August 06 2007
A GH¢ 49,000 (490 million cedis) Early Childhood Development Centre at Akara, in the Garu-Tempane District in Upper East Region has been inaugurated.
GARU TEMPANE :
300 needy pupils assisted
Monday, August 06 2007
The Garu-Tempane District Directorate of Education has presented school uniforms and exercise books worth GH¢3,000 (30 million cedis) to 300 needy pupils in some selected basic schools in deprived communities within the district.
HOHOE :
Address teachers pension issues.
Monday, August 06 2007
Mr John Nyoagbe, Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) called on Government to arrange a package for the category of disadvantage public servants including teachers who do not benefit from the three-tier pension schemes.
HOHOE :
Accident traps driver
Monday, August 06 2007
A man-diesel cargo truck being driven by one Inusah Shaibu, 34, in the early hours of Sunday crashed into a house at Gbi-Kledzo, near Hohoe injuring five occupants of the building.
HO:
New campus for university
Monday, August 06 2007
Professor Manuel Adjei, President of the Ghana Christian University College  opened the Ho Campus of the college with a call on pastors to constantly equip themselves to transform society by imparting righteousness.
BOLGATANGA :
Supervision and management in schools
Monday, August 06 2007
The Bolgatanga Municipal Directorate of Education held a forum for Heads of Basic Schools in the Municipality to share ideas on supervision and management in schools for effective teaching and learning.
ATEBUBU-AMANTIN :
NHIS increases health attendance
Monday, August 06 2007
Hospital attendance in the Atebubu Amantin District has tremendously increased since the National Health Insurance Scheme took off in the area.
SUHUM/KRABOA/COALTAR :
Drivers demonstrate against police
Monday, August 06 2007
Drivers in Suhum in the Eastern Region took to the streets to demonstrate against the police in protest of an alleged killing of a colleague.
TAMALE :
NDI introduced.
Monday, August 06 2007
Northern Ghana Aid {NOGAID) a Tamale-based international development organisation,  launched the Northern Development Initiative [NDI] Project, which seeks to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable development in the North.
WEST AKYEM :
DCE worried about use of NHIS
Monday, August 06 2007
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for West Akyem, Mr Kwabena Sintim Aboagye, has expressed concern about the low patronage of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the District.
SOUTH TONGU :
Bring back rice farm
Monday, August 06 2007
Togbe Kwabla Dapaah II, Divisional Chief of the Mepe Traditional Area, has asked Government to reactivate the Afife Rice Project, which had remained un-operational for the past six years.
ADANSI SOUTH:
Some districts lack sources.
Monday, August 06 2007
Mr. Maurice Jonas Woode, the Presiding Member of the Adansi South District Assembly, called on the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment to review the criteria for disbursing the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF).
ADANSI SOUTH :
DCE bemoans literacy rates.
Monday, August 06 2007
The Adansi South District Chief Executive, Mr Francis K Dorpenoh is unhappy about the low level of literacy rate in his district.He said a lot of parents in the district are not serious with the education of their children.
HOHOE :
NADMO presents relieve items
Monday, August 06 2007
The Hohoe District Assembly, collaborating with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO),  presented relief items to 10 households who were victims of a fire disaster at Hohoe.
NATIONAL :
Young ladies arise.
Monday, August 06 2007
Hajia Alima Mahama, Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs, has called on young girls to emulate women leaders in the country by working hard.
ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
Sensitisation on educational reform
Monday, August 06 2007
The Atwima-Nwabiagya District Education Directorate with support from the Department For International Development (DFID), has intensified its sentisisation on the New Education Reform, which takes off in September this year, for 20 selected schools in the district.
NKORANZA :
DCE assists a mother.
Monday, August 06 2007
Mr. Kwabena Appiah-Awuah, Nkoranza District Chief Executive, has presented 2.4 million to settle the medical bills of Miss Akua Ayishetu, a nursing mother abandoned by the husband, at Saint Theresa’s Hospital at Nkoranza.
ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
Swollen shoot to be history
Monday, August 06 2007
Cocoa farmers have been advised to co-operate with the division of Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease (CSSVD) of the Ghana Cocoa Board, to eradicate the disease that is threatening the cocoa industry.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
School children in AES assisted.
Monday, August 06 2007
The Mbofra Foundation, a non-governmental organisation based in Accra, has presented school materials to 50 needy but intelligent children in the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District as its contribution towards promoting education in the area.
SENE :
Another accident.
Monday, August 06 2007
About 21 traders, mostly women and children, sustained injuries when their vehicle was involved in an accident at Kofi Djan near Kwame Danso in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
KEEA :
Elmina experiences emancipation
Monday, August 06 2007
There was funfare amidst mixed feelings about slave trade and its effects on Africans both in the diaspora and on the continent at Elmina.
KMA :
Manhyia remains sacred
Monday, August 06 2007
The Manhyia Palace in Kumasi has stated that there was no chieftaincy dispute at Atwima-Agogo near Kumasi and that there was no violence in the palace.
SAEMA :
Root in the capital not helpful
Monday, August 06 2007
Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Member of Parliament for Sekondi, has said over concentration of vital sectors of the economy in Accra was not speeding up decentralisation.
 
SAEMA :
Region receives CFLs.
Monday, August 06 2007
The Western Region would receive 629,000 pieces of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) from the Energy Commission for distribution to all districts free of charge.
ADANSI SOUTH :
DCE speaks on school feeding
Monday, August 06 2007
About 345 pupils in two primary schools in the Adansi South District are benefiting from the School Feeding Programme, Mr Francis Kudjo Dorpenyoh, the District Chief Executive, has said.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Hit and run driver grabbed
Monday, August 06 2007
The Hohoe Police have arrested a driver who knocked and killed Idrissu Moro, a 40-year-old driver on the Likpe-Nkwanta segment of the Hohoe-Likpe-Bakua road.
SENE :
We may also have oil
Monday, August 06 2007
Chiefs and people of Bassa have appealed to the government to revisit exploration of oil at Premoase that was abandoned 30 years ago.
AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
Assembly account frozen
Monday, August 06 2007
A Cape Coast high court has placed an injunction on the bank account of Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam District Assembly for allegedly building a toilet on a disputed piece of land at Ajumako Bisease.
AWUTU (SENYA-BREKU) :
Government commended for upgrading road network
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The chiefs and people of Senya-Breku in the Central Region have commended the government for improving the roads network in the area and appealed for the upgrading of the water supply and electricity systems.
AMA :
"Repatriation of Kayayee"
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) is assisting more than 1,000 children between seven and 17 years working in Accra as female porters (Kayayee) to return to their families to enable them to enrol in school.
AMA :
Court grants bail to cleaner .
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The La Magistrate Court has granted bail in the sum of 10 million cedis with one surety to a 34-year-old cleaner at the Press Centre who is being held by police in connection with the theft of items from the safe of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) at the Centre in Accra.
NADOWLI:
Students advised against demonstrations
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The Nadowli District Chief Executive (DCE), Wing Commander (Rtd), Eric Dakurah, has appealed to students not to engage in fruitless confrontations that go a long way to retard the progress of their education and areas.
SAEMA :
Cyclist crushed to death.
Tuesday, August 07 2007
An unidentified cyclist was on Monday morning at around 0930 hours crushed to death at the Takoradi Polytechnic traffic light area by an articulated truck loaded with boards for export.
AMA :
MP undertakes infrastructural projects.
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The MP for Odododiodoo, Mr Jonathan Nii Tackie Komme, has spent almost half of his GETFund, HIPC and Common Funds on the provision of school infrastructure since he assumed office two years ago.
   
NATIONAL :
“CAN 2008 Training pitches to be ready soon”
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The Managing Director of Green Grass Technology, Frank Boahene, the contractor in charge of the training pitches in Accra and Takoradi for CAN 2008, said the November 30 deadline is within reach.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Trader on remand
Tuesday, August 07 2007
An Accra Circuit Court remanded into prison custody a trader who had in his possessing papers cut into the size of the new Ghana one cedi note.
WA :
New minister accepted
Tuesday, August 07 2007
Mr. George-Hikah Benson, in-coming Upper West Regional Minister was given a tumultuous welcome from Tumu to the Wa Municipality.
NORTH TONGU :
DCE worried about enticing alchoholic ads.
Tuesday, August 07 2007
Mr Moses Assem, North-Tongu District Chief Executive (DCE) has cautioned the country’s youth against engaging in alcoholism, which he said would jeopardize their future.
NATIONAL :
GAF is safe.
Tuesday, August 07 2007
Defence Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah reiterated government’s continued commitment to improve the capacity of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to effectively handle security threats in the country, the sub-region and in international spheres.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Father and son remanded for manslaughter
Tuesday, August 07 2007
A Cape Coast Circuit court on Monday remanded Kwame Adade 85, Kwabena Eshun 33 and Kofi Essel 37, all quarrymen into prison custody for allegedly causing the death of Madam Maame Esi Akowah 38.
AMA :
Parenting a right ,not a privilege.
Tuesday, August 07 2007
Happy FM and CEKAH advertising and Research limited are to organize a baby fair to bring producers of baby products into contact with customers and also serve as a platform to educate parents on baby care.
NATIONAL :
1.8 million pieces of CFL imported.
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The Energy Commission has taken delivery of more energy saving bulbs to be distributed to consumers free of charge as it steps up efforts to mitigate the effects of the current energy crisis on consumers and save more energy.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Police engage in acts of indiscipline
Tuesday, August 07 2007
Some Police Officers at the Odorkor Police Station  engaged in the show of power when the son of a Policeman was allegedly beaten up by a group of Policemen at the Barracks and locked up for whistling.
ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA :
Three classrooms built at the cost of 13000 dollars
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The New Faith Baptist Church International, Ghana, with financial support from its US branch, has constructed a block of three classrooms each at Breman Asabiam, Odoben and Amanbete at a total cost of 13,000 dollars to promote education in the communities.
TANO SOUTH :
NYEP beneficial.
Tuesday, August 07 2007
One hundred and thirty-three million cedis has been utilised for agricultural projects in the Tano South District.
KMA :
More Ghanaians hypertensive
Tuesday, August 07 2007
Heart diseases and strokes are said to be the top five and six causes of death in Ghana with rapidly increasing incidences in the country.
NEW JUABEN :
Parliamentary committee inspects projects.
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The Parliamentary Committee on Roads and Transport is on a one week tour of the Eastern Region to inspect work done on roads and assess what need to be done to improve upon the road network in the region.
SUHUM/KRABOA/COALTAR :
Police call for calm
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The Eastern Regional Commander of Police, Deputy Commissioner of Police Felix Asare-Darko,  appealed to the people of Suhum to remain calm while investigations were conducted into the alleged beating of George Atua, a 33-year-old driver, to death by a military/police patrol team.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Youth to be each others keeper
Tuesday, August 07 2007
Child labour prevention youth clubs will be formed in various communities in the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District towards the elimination of child labour in the area.
ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
SMCs worried.
Tuesday, August 07 2007
School Management Committees (SMCs) and community leaders in Afari, Nerebehi and Akrofrom in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District have deplored the alarming rate of child labour in the area.
OBUASI :
Using the services of underage is illegal
Tuesday, August 07 2007
Mr. Dayford Bumekpor, Inspector of the Obuasi Municipal Assembly Guards, cautioned drivers operating in the area against engaging children under 16 years as drivers’ mates since it contravened the Assembly’s byelaws.
BOLGATANGA :
Pave way for investors in north
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The Member of Parliament for Talensi, Mr John Akolgo Tia, has appealed to government to create an enabling environment that would attract investors to the three northern regions.
WA :
750 women supported
Tuesday, August 07 2007
PLAN Ghana, an international non-governmental organization (NGO), is supporting 750 women from 19 communities in the Wa Municipality, Wa East and Wa West Districts in the Upper West Region with a total amount of 217, 892.00 Ghana cedis.
SABOBA :
Saboba Medical Centre commended
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The District Planning Officer for Saboba Chereponi, Mr Alexander Tetteh has commended the Saboba Medical Centre for its key role in the provision of health care in the area.
KMA:
Resolve issues through dialogue- MCE urges
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Madam Patricia Appeagyei, has urged Students’ Representative Councils (SRCs) to resolve issues through dialogue rather than running to the media.
NKORANZA :
Protect natural resources
Tuesday, August 07 2007
Mr. Emmanuel Mante, specialist in natural resource management of the Rural Infrastructure Coordinating Unit, has called on community leaders to help protect natural resources.
APAM (GOMOA):
Stop lynching suspected criminals
Tuesday, August 07 2007
A police officer at the weekend cautioned Ghanaians against lynching of suspected criminals since it is only the law courts that have the authority to punishment the citizenry.
AMASAMAN (GA WEST) :
Watchman murdered at duty post
Tuesday, August 07 2007
The body of Emmanuel Kwabena Sabblah, a 53-year-old night watchman of Voltic Ghana Limited, was found in a pool of blood on Sunday at the entrance of the Company at Medie, near Amasaman, in the Greater Accra Region.
SUNYANI:
Urology surgery resumes
Tuesday, August 07 2007
Urology surgery at the Sunyani Regional Hospital has resumed after several months stoppage following the death in a motor accident of three urologists from Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
AMA:
Maintain peace during Homowo
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Sheikh Ibrahim C. Quaye, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has urged the Ga State to cooperate with the Regional Security Council to maintain peace, law and order during this year’s Homowo.
AMA:
Minister bemoans multiple sale of land
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Sheikh Ibrahim C. Quaye, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has observed that the multiple sale of land to prospective buyers was not helping the cause land administration.
CAPE COAST:
Over hundred thousand hectares of trees planted
Wednesday, August 08 2007
More than 107,000 hectares of trees have so far been planted under the Plantation Unit of the Forest Services Division of the Forestry Commission (FC), Mr Dominic Fobih, former Minister of Lands, Forestry and Mines has announced.
AMA:
Media tours Ghana @50 projects
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Minister for Information and National Orientation, Mrs Oboshie Sai Cofie on Tuesday took media personnel on a four-hour tour of some Ghana @50 project sites in the capital city.
SAEMA:
Crushed cyclist now identified
Wednesday, August 08 2007
The Cyclist who was crushed to death by an articulated truck on August 6, has been identified as George Blankson Afful, alias Abotare, a 45 year old labourer at the Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS).
ATWIMA-NWABIAGYA:
Anxiety among residents
Wednesday, August 08 2007
The murder of a security man at Ohwim near Barekese in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District of Ashanti has heightened feelings of trepidation and insecurity among residents in the region.
AMA:
Assist students to access funds for education
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Ms Pauline Ayiku of the Office of the President has urged the government to create and facilitate opportunities for students to access funds to finance their education.
(NSAWAM) AKUAMPIM SOUTH :
Parents urged to invest in education
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Mr. Sangmor Henry a Circuit Supervisor of the Ghana Education Service, Akuampem South District has called on parents and guardians to spend their earning on their children’s education instead of buying expensive clothes for parties and funeral celebrations.
SUNYANI:
Armed robber escapes from hospital
Wednesday, August 08 2007
A suspected armed robber arrested by the police for attacking a Goil filling station in Sunyani has escaped from the regional hospital where he was receiving treatment.
HO:
More customary land secretariats needed
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister has appealed to the
authorities of the Land Administration Project (LAP) to provide more customary land secretariats for the Region, to take care of the many land disputes.
KETA:
Development should be culturally based
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Major Courage Quashigah (RTD) Minister of Health, has said the
focus on western lifestyle to the neglect of the country’s culture was retarding development.
TAMALE:
Teachers urged to help combat HIV/AIDS
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Mr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has urged teachers to be agents of change in their schools and communities in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
TAMALE:
Free medical care for residents
Wednesday, August 08 2007
A 15-member medical team from the Organisation for International Development (OID), a US non-governmental organisation (NGO), is offering free medical care at the Tamale West Hospital.
CRIME AND JUSTICE:
Two arrested for dealing in illicit petroleum products
Wednesday, August 08 2007
The Tema Police have arrested two suspects, Muntari Mohammed alias Maluru, 33, and Abdul Fatawu, 25, for dealing in illicit petroleum products.
NATIONAL :
Fair Wages Commission presents report
Wednesday, August 08 2007
A 10-member committee established to work out modalities for the smooth take-off and implementation of the Fair Wages Commission, a body to administer salaries across the public sector,  has presented its report to government.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Assembly members working .
Wednesday, August 08 2007
The new team of assembly members in the Awutu Effutu Senya district have been described as proactive, with the existence of  more consensus building between government appointees and unit committees.
NATIONAL :
No excuse for non-performance - Kufuor
Wednesday, August 08 2007
President John Agyekum Kufuor has sworn-in one Minister of State and eight Deputy Ministers, telling them, he would not accept any excuse for non-performance.
CRIME AND JUSTICE:
Teacher jailed 20 years for defilement
Wednesday, August 08 2007
A Tarkwa Circuit Court, presided over by Mr. John Ajet Nasam, has sentenced a 30 year-old teacher to 20 years in jail for defilement.
MPOHOR-WASSA EAST :
BOPP supports MHIS.
Wednesday, August 08 2007
The Management of Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) has presented a motor bike, stationery and office equipment worth GHc3, 000 (30 million cedis) to the Mpohor-Wassa East District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme at Daboase.
MPOHOR WASSA EAST :
Two sign agreement
Wednesday, August 08 2007
The Management of Benso Oil Palm Plantation Limited (BOPP) signed a contract with the Mpohor Wassa East Mutual District health Insurance Scheme to be a service provider.
KMA:
Maternal deaths increase
Wednesday, August 08 2007
The Kumasi Metropolitan Directorate of Health Services recorded 60 maternal deaths between January and June this year, as against 50 deaths within the same period last year.
NADOWLI :
Let your communities benefit from your training
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Naa Dr. Francis Banka, a former Regional Director of Health Service, has appealed to all students undergoing professional training to consider staying back to work in the region in order to attract other people to the region.
NKORANZA :
Students educate their peers.
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Members of Nkoranza Students Union are touring some communities to sensitise the people on the need to invest in the education of their children and wards.
NKORANZA :
Girl child education emphasised
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Pupils of the Methodist Primary school at Bono Manso in Nkoranza District of the Brong Ahafo Region, celebrated the school’s 20th Anniversary with a play depicting the importance of girl child education.
AHAFO ANO NORTH :
NHIC supports DMHIS
Wednesday, August 08 2007
The National Health Insurance Council (NHIC)  presented a Toyota pick-up to the Ahafo-Ano North District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme (DMHIS) to enhance its outreach programmes.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Woman bites co tenant
Wednesday, August 08 2007
A magistrate court at Bawku sentenced Fati Laminu, a 26-year-old charcoal seller, to a fine of GH¢ 50 for biting her co-tenant.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Support leaders in checking child abuse
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Members of registered youth organisations or clubs in the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District have been urged to join hands with opinion leaders, chiefs and assembly members to stop child abuses in their localities.
DORMAA :
5 forest districts brainstorm
Wednesday, August 08 2007
The first in the series of three-day stakeholder workshops organized by the Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) for some local communities in five forest districts in the country has ended at Dormaa Ahenkro.
OBUASI :
Municipal signs sister city pact.
Wednesday, August 08 2007
Obuasi, capital town of Obuasi Municipality and Bulsa city in the Namentenga Province of the Central North Region of Burkina Faso, signed a temporary agreement to begin sister cities friendly relations.
    
AMA :
"Moringa-The Gift of Nature" dangerous
Wednesday, August 08 2007
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) advised the public against patronising an unregistered brand of a herbal product labelled "Moringa-The Gift of Nature" and asked its manufacturers to withdraw it.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
16 years for forgery
Wednesday, August 08 2007
A Kumasi Circuit Court has slapped a 16-year jail sentence on a 69-year-old man for altering family property documents as his own.
AMA :
Festival must be peaceful- council
Wednesday, August 08 2007
The Ga Traditional Council  appealed to the people of Gbese to remember the significance of the Homowo festival which comes off on August 11 and to uphold the ancient usage and customs of their revered ancestors.
NATIONAL :
2011 year of elimination
Thursday, August 09 2007
Government has embarked on a long-term project to completely eliminate child labour on cocoa farms in all the 46 cocoa producing districts of the country by July 2011.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Council charged.
Thursday, August 09 2007
The Presiding member for Awutu Effutu Senya district, Mr Alex Afenyo Markin has charged the urban council in the district to be more proactive in executing their duties.
NATIONAL :
CMC to improve justice system
Thursday, August 09 2007
Ghana has enhanced accessibility to administration of justice with a national launch of an alternative dispute resolution system called Community Mediation Centres (CMC), meant to serve people mainly at the grassroots.
HO :
Ban on funerals.
Thursday, August 09 2007
The Asogli State Council has announced an embargo on all public burials and funerals in its area of authority from September 1 to 30, this year.
AMA :
Reconciliation at last
Thursday, August 09 2007
The Osu Divisional Council would on Saturday 11 August, hold a ceremony at Osu Dadebunaa to confirm the cancellation of a long standing oath made by Osu Alata Asafo.
TAMALE :
School supported
Thursday, August 09 2007
Volunteer ChildAid, an international NGO, presented items worth GHc1,000 (10 million cedis) to Matoriya Ahmadiyya Primary School at Fuo in the Tamale Metropolis.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
15 years for defilement
Thursday, August 09 2007
A circuit court at Goaso has sentenced an 80 year old man, Azuma Tongo of Kenyasi in the Asutifi district of Brong Ahafo to 15 years imprisonment for defiling a five year old girl.
NATIONAL :
Major boost for rice production
Thursday, August 09 2007
The Government and the French Agency for International Development signed two loan agreements totalling 13.8 million Euros to support the country’s ailing rice sector.
YENDI :
New markets for district.
Thursday, August 09 2007
Jimle Area Council in the Yendi District, under the Community Based Rural Development Project (CBRDP), has constructed 26 market stalls and a 20-unit open shed at a cost of GHc15,000(150 million cedis).
    
KMA :
KATH, Centre of excellence
Thursday, August 09 2007
Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Chief Executive of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has called on its staff and other stakeholders, including the government rally around the institution toward the successful implementation of its five-year strategic plan, spanning from 2004 to 2008.
NATIONAL :
MMDAs urged to expedite naming process
Thursday, August 09 2007
The Food and Drugs (FDB) has bemoaned the absence of a proper address system in the country was a major difficulty in effectively tracing manufacturers and distributors of products for effective regulation.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Woman loses to another woman
Thursday, August 09 2007
A 45-year-old trader has  lost virtually all the ¢10 million (GH¢1000) loan she contracted two months ago to engage in trading.
EAST AKIM :
Another chieftancy clash.
Thursday, August 09 2007
Nine persons including the Queen mother of Apedwa, Nana Asantewa Aboagyewa, and the new Chief of the town, Nana Obeng Kwarifa, have been arrested by the police over an attack on the chief’s palace in a bid to eject the destooled chief of Apedwa, Nana Addo Gyekye.
KMA :
False alarm increasing.
Thursday, August 09 2007
The Ashanti Regional headquarters of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) recorded 35 false alarms during the first half of the year as against 25 the previous year.
SUNYANI :
Cleft treatment a success.
Thursday, August 09 2007
The medical team from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi that partnered their counterparts in Sunyani to operate on persons suffering from cleft palate free of charge will undertake a similar exercise before the end of the year.
BAWKU :
DCE worried about strikes.
Thursday, August 09 2007
The Bawku Hospital Workers Cooperative Credit Union (BHWCCU) increased its net savings to 1.4 billion cedis in the 2006 financial year as against 909.1 million cedis in 2005, representing 65 per cent increase.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
"Sister cities" soon
Thursday, August 09 2007
Every assembly is financially constraint, as the internally generated funds and the district assembly common funds are not sufficient to cater for the financial needs of its activities.
AGONA :
Cable thief plungs community into darkness
Thursday, August 09 2007
The Agona District branch of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has expressed concern about the rampant stealing of cables that has plunged some parts of Swedru into darkness.
KWAEBIBIREM :
Please we need a bridge-community
Thursday, August 09 2007
The people of Mmereponso-Ati, a farming community in the Kwaebibirem District, are appealing to the government and the district assembly to provide a bridge over River Mmereponso to enable them to cart farm produce to marketing centres.
SUHUM/KRABOA/COALTAR :
Drug addicts murdered man
Thursday, August 09 2007
A 52-year-old night watchman of the Suhum Presbyterian Senior Secondary School who was murdered on July 30 on the school compound was alleged to have been killed by drug edits who use the premises for smoking drugs specially Indian hemp.
GA WEST :
Enforce bye-laws
Thursday, August 09 2007
The assembly member for the Pokuase Electoral Area, Mr Daniel Darko Dodoo, has stressed the need for the Ga West District Assembly to enforce its bye-laws on sanitation for better results in environmental  cleanliness now that the laws have been gazetted.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Mother and Son steal dog
Thursday, August 09 2007
A Circuit court at Mpraeso sentenced a 50-year-old woman and her son to a fine of nine-million cedis for stealing and killing two dogs that they used to prepare meals.
AMA :
Property rates adjusted by 75 per cent
Thursday, August 09 2007
Accra  Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has revised its property rates upward by 75 per cent following the launch of the New Rate Bills by the AMA Chief Executive, Mr Stanley Nii Adjiri-BIankson.
NKWANTA :
Teachers yet to be put on payroll
Thursday, August 09 2007
The Controller and Accountant General Department (CAGD) is yet to regularize the salaries of 98 new teachers posted to the Nkwanta and Hohoe districts of the Volta Region on its pay roll.
HOHOE :
Disabled urged to apply for NYEP
Thursday, August 09 2007
Mr John Peter Amewu, Hohoe District Chief Executive, has appealed to the disabled to use opportunities available under the National Youth Employment Programme and other schemes to be self-reliant.
HO :
Two honoured.
Thursday, August 09 2007
The Volta Regional Secretariat of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has honoured Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli and Professor Akwasi Agyeman, Board Chairman of the NSS as part of the Secretariat’s celebration of Ghana at 50.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Emphasise on preventive health
Friday, August 10 2007
Managements of mutual health insurance schemes have been
urged to emphasise the preventive aspect of health issue in their sensitisation programmes as a way of cutting down cost on healthcare.
    
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA:
Upgrade yourselves- ILO boss advises
Friday, August 10 2007
Directors of various Mutual Health Insurance Schemes have been urged to undertake intensive self-education on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to enable them to offer the required guidelines and direction for effective management and growth of their schemes.
AMA :
Water and sanitation project launched
Friday, August 10 2007
The Deputy Greater Accra Minister, Mrs. Theresa Amerley Tagoe, has launched the second phase of the Water for African Cities Upgrading Project for the Zabon Zongo in Accra with a total budget of about 1.610 million dollars.
AMA:
GaDangme Council urges Police to exhibit neutrality
Friday, August 10 2007
The GaDangme Council has appealed to the Ghana Police Service to exhibit neutrality and avoid unnecessary acts of intimidation and provocation during the Homowo celebration on Saturday, August 12.
YENDI :
Assembly supports students
Friday, August 10 2007
The Yendi District Assembly is to spend about GHc 26,570 (265.7 million cedis) to sponsor students in tertiary institutions to improve education.
WA :
Minister appeals to personnel
Friday, August 10 2007
The new Upper West Regional Minister, Mr George Hikah Benson, has called on heads of departments and agencies in the region to give his administration the maximum cooperation so that together they would make their mark in the remaining critical one-and-a-half-year administration of the New Patriotic Party government.
BOLGATANGA :
No room for laziness- Minister
Friday, August 10 2007
The newly appointed Minister of the Upper East Region, Mr Alhassan Samari, has stated that his administration would not countenance laziness, malingering or lateness to work.
TMA :
Herbalist possessing human bones
Friday, August 10 2007
Dodzi Dzila a 35-year old herbalist, was granted GHc3,000 (30 million cedis) bail by Tema Circuit Court ’A’ for possessing human bones.
BIRIM SOUTH (AKYEM ODA) :
Farmer murders girl friend
Friday, August 10 2007
The Akyem Oda District Magistrates’ Court, last Wednesday remanded Seth Essuman alias Paa Kwesi, a 19-year-old farmer into police custody for allegedly murdering his girl friend.
HO :
GHc 720,000 for Ghana @ 50 district projects .
Friday, August 10 2007
About GHc 720,000 (7.2 billion cedis) have so far been released for projects and programmes to commemorate Ghana’s 50th Independence anniversary in the Volta Region, Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister said in Ho.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Five smokers arrested
Friday, August 10 2007
Five persons, including two soldiers who were arrested by the Police at Avenor in Accra for possessing and smoking Indian hemp were  remanded into prison custody by an Accra Circuit Court.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Call for firm traditional authorities
Friday, August 10 2007
A stable and strong traditional authority is what a community requires to forstall issues of chieftancy and land disputes in dispute prone areas.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
District calls for more investors.
Friday, August 10 2007
Opportunities for infrastructural investments and development abound in the district, hence the clerion call on local and foreigh investors to support and take advantage of the socio economic opportunities available.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Police asked not delay investigations.
Friday, August 10 2007
The new Winneba District Police commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police Jordan Quaye has appealed to the police in the district not to delay when investigating cases because such lapses would be seen as denial of justice.
SUNYANI :
The agony of a boy
Friday, August 10 2007
A 14 year old pupil in Sunyani suffered the most agonising death when one of his lower limbs was blown off by an explosion of gas cylinder and dropped 100 meters away.
NATIONAL :
Over three hundred accident deaths
Friday, August 10 2007
Three hundred and seventy two (372) people perished in two hundred and ninety-nine (299) fatal accidents during the first three months of this year throughout the country.
NATIONAL :
Sun shine days for security personnel
Friday, August 10 2007
The morale of personnel of the Ghana Police Service is to receive a boost as government has resolved to improve their conditions of service and increase resources to the institution in the coming months.
NATIONAL :
Check ads on alcoholic beverages.
Friday, August 10 2007
The Reverend Dr. Emmanuel Gbordzoe, the Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church, has called on the National Media Commission to take appropriate steps to regulate and inject some sanity into the indiscriminate promotion of alcoholic beverages on television.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Labourer sentenced for stealing
Friday, August 10 2007
The Tema Circuit Court ’A’ on Thursday sentenced Yakubu Kalifa, a labourer, to five years imprisonment for stealing sound systems worth 16 million cedis from the Shepherd Christian Mission in Community 11.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Alleged fraudsters before court
Friday, August 10 2007
Two traders said to be among a gang of nine busted by the police for allegedly forging signatures and letters to siphon huge sums of money from the bank accounts of top institutions on Thursday appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.
OFFINSO :
District pays up claims
Friday, August 10 2007
The Offinso District Mutual Health Insursnce scheme has paid an amount of 5,128,386,911 billion cedis as claims to its service providers as of June 2007.
AMA :
Gynae not ready
Friday, August 10 2007
Some aggrieved nurses at the Gynaecology Theatre Department of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital say they are disappointed at the failure of the health authorities to equip the theatre, two years after its renovation.
KMA :
KATH ready to clear crowd
Friday, August 10 2007
Authorities at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi are to adopt the appointment system to address the problem of overcrowding at the Out Patients Department of the hospital by the end of September.
TALENSI- NABDAM :
Dont depend on rain
Friday, August 10 2007
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Talensi-Nabdam, Mr. Sebastian Bisnab, has urged residents of the area to move away from over-dependence on rain-fed agriculture and embrace dry season farming.
TAKORADI (SAEMA) :
Hawkers fined
Friday, August 10 2007
Ten hawkers selling around the Takoradi Central Market in the Shama Ahanta East Metropolitan Area (SAEMA) have been fined GH 100 (¢ one million) each for selling on the pavement.
   
TAMALE :
Association picks chief
Friday, August 10 2007
The Bimoba Association in Tamale has enskinned its first chief in the Tamale metropolis to oversee the affairs of members in the area.
BOSOMTWE ATWIMA KWANWOMA :
Eye care for community
Friday, August 10 2007
98 elderly people at Jachie in the Bosomtwe-Atwima-Kwanwoma District have benefited from a free eye-screening exercise.
TAMALE :
New library being constructed
Friday, August 10 2007
 Work on the construction of a second library in Tamale to serve   the reading needs of the general public has been reactivated.
NATIONAL :
No more technicalities
Saturday, August 11 2007
The Forestry Commission (FC) launched three botanical books to enable scientists to remove barriers in the technical language on forest issues.
NATIONAL :
Electricity supply gets better
Saturday, August 11 2007
Consumers of electricity and the general public in several parts of the country might have noticed that since late last week, they sometimes have power supply even when they are supposed to be off.
ASIKUMA -ODOBEN- BRAKWA :
Farmers hold rally
Saturday, August 11 2007
The Central Regional Chief Farmer, Nana Tutu, has reiterated the call on cocoa farmers to invest in their children’s education, saying that was the best legacy they could leave their offspring.
WASSA WEST:
Media to relate more with mining communities
Saturday, August 11 2007
There is no system of enforcing mining laws effectively and this has allowed mining companies to carry out human right abuses in the mining communities.
NKWANTA :
Be more accountable
Saturday, August 11 2007
Mr. Kwame Gyedu Nuako, Nkoranza District Coordinating Director, warned that Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who fail to account for funds received from the Ghana AIDS Commission for their activities would be denied further support.
NEW JUABEN :
MCE not happy with fathers
Saturday, August 11 2007
The New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, Nana Adjei Boateng, has called on men to show more interest in the education of their children by paying regular visit to schools to check on the academic and moral performances of their wards
NATIONAL :
Ghanaian journalists awarded on MDG.
Saturday, August 11 2007
The United Nations Systems awarded seven journalists for promoting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in Ghana for the year 2006.
WA EAST :
No infant mortality
Saturday, August 11 2007
The Wa East District Directorate of the Ghana Health Service, has not recorded any infant death from January to June this year, Mr. Joseph Bolibie, the District Director of health service has announced.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Three in court for torture
Saturday, August 11 2007
Three fetish cult leaders alleged to have captured and tortured a nursing mother for refusing to pacify a cult member she had supposedly wronged were granted bail in the sum of GH¢ 5,000 (50 million cedis), with one surety each by a circuit court at Aflao.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Three in court for theft
Saturday, August 11 2007
The Nsawam District circuit court presided over by Mrs Elizabeth Ankoma, has granted bail to three persons arrested for allegedly stealing rail lines at Boukrom a suburb of Nsawam.
AMA :
Butchers sentenced for environmental degradation
Saturday, August 11 2007
The Adjabeng Magistrate Court in Accra sentenced three butchers to a total fine of 10.8 million cedis for burning cow heads and legs with tyres for human consumption.
NATIONAL :
HWG salaries to be paid next month
Saturday, August 11 2007
The leadership of the Health Workers’ Group (HWG)  gave the assurance to its members that the combined salary structure would be paid by the end of September 2007 as scheduled.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Drama in court
Saturday, August 11 2007
Esinam Darke, a 28-year-old chop bar attendant  attempted to commit suicide at the premises of Tema Circuit Court ’A’.
KMA :
HIV/AIDS relation to pregnancy
Saturday, August 11 2007
One hundred and forty-six pregnant women out of 4,841, who opted for HIV/AIDS test under the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission programme in Kumasi were found to be with the virus.
 
TEMA :
Municipal supports festival
Saturday, August 11 2007
The Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA) presented GH¢300 (Three million cedis) and drinks to the Tema Traditional Council (TTC) towards this year’s Homowo celebration.
NKORANZA :
Residents supports teachers
Saturday, August 11 2007
Residents of Mangoase Junction, a farming community in Nkoranza District, have decided to construct a four-bedroom house to accommodate teachers at the District Assembly’s Primary School.
AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Chief builds cultural centre
Saturday, August 11 2007
Nana Baah Abu Okai IV, Agona chief of Aburi in the Akuapem South District has appealed to all chiefs in the country to use some of their earnings in the construction of cultural tourist centres in their traditional areas.
AMA :
"Blind eye "attitude worrisome
Saturday, August 11 2007
Osagyefo Amotia Ofori-Pannin II, Chairman of the Forest Plantation Development Fund Management Board said the "blind eye" attitude on forest preservation was affecting the fight against deforestation.
WA EAST :
Maternal deaths to be reduced by half
Saturday, August 11 2007
The Wa East District Directorate of the Ghana Health Service is working to reduce high infant and maternal death rates by 50 per cent by 2008.
AKOSOMBO (ASUOGYAMAN) :
Current water level
Saturday, August 11 2007
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam issued by the Volta River Authority , August 10, 2007.
AMANSIE WEST :
3000 dollars to improve hospital;
Saturday, August 11 2007
A Spanish Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Anesvad, has since 2003, supported the Saint Martin’s Hospital at Agroyesum in the Amansie West District of Ashanti.
KWABRE :
GHC 38,000 for community water project
Saturday, August 11 2007
Alhaji Akwasi Yeboah, Kwabre District Chief Executive cut a sod for the commencement of work on the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI) scheme in the district.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Rioting with offensives
Saturday, August 11 2007
An Nsawam Circuit Court presided over by Mrs Elizabeth Ankomah , remanded seven people into police custody at Suhum for rioting with offensive weapons.
NATIONAL :
Why inflation drops
Saturday, August 11 2007
The annual rate of inflation dropped 0.6 percentage points from 10.7 per cent in June to 10.1 per cent in July, the Deputy  Government Statistician, Professor Nicholas Nuamah-Nsowah has announced .
ASANTE AKIM SOUTH :
D.A improves condition of education
Saturday, August 11 2007
A chunk of the Asante-Akim South District Assembly’s resource has, in the last two years been invested in the promotion of quality education as part of measures to improve standard of education in district.
ABURA ASEBU KWAMANKESE :
Pre school for community
Saturday, August 11 2007
Plan Ghana, a child centred non-government organization (NGO), has built a pre-school block for Abura Tuakwa, a farming community in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District.
ASANTE AKIM SOUTH :
MP supports community
Saturday, August 11 2007
Mrs Gifty Ohene-Konadu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante-Akim South, has donated six streetlight bulbs valued GH¢2,500 (25 million cedis) to residents of Obogu near Juaso.
MFANTSEMAN :
Assembly institutes task force
Saturday, August 11 2007
The Mfantseman District Assembly has set up a Monitoring and Supervision Task Force to ensure that projects are executed according to specification.
AMA :
Large police presence marks Homowo festival
Saturday, August 11 2007
A large police presence marked the climax of the celebration of this year’s Homowo festival of the chief’s and people of Ga Mashie in the Greater Accra Region at the week-end. The police personnel from the Rapid Deployment Force, Mounted Squadron, Armoured Car, the Panthers and CID units, with another standby force, barricaded the streets to prevent a possible clash of supporters of different claimant clans to the Gbese stool.
Agona:
Aliu celebrates Akwambo at Nyakrom
Saturday, August 11 2007
The Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama has joined the chiefs and people of Agona Nyakrom in the central Region to celebrate  the annual Akwambo festival .
AMA :
Osu people reconcile after 50 years of dispute
Saturday, August 11 2007
A reconciliation ceremony to commemorate the cancellation of a long-standing oath made by the people of Alata Asafoi against the people of Kinkawe over a dispute has been held bringing an end to a 51 year old traditional dispute.
KUMASI :
Minister calls for compulsory AIDS test
Saturday, August 11 2007
Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Saddique, Minister of Works, Housing and Water Resources, has advocated the enactment of a law that would make HIV/AIDS test compulsory for all Ghanaians.
WA :
Religious dialogue committee instituted
Sunday, August 12 2007
Mr. George Hikah Benson, Upper West Regional Minister, has noted that religion played an important role in social, spiritual and cultural development of the society and must be effectively applied for national development.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
GHC 1000 for stealing
Sunday, August 12 2007
The Mankranso magistrate court has granted a 60-year-old farmer 1,000 Ghana cedis bail for stealing food items, weedicide and personal effects totaling 30 Ghana cedis at Potrikrom in the Ahafo-Ano South District.
NKORANZA :
Management of capitation grant
Sunday, August 12 2007
Nkoranza district directorate of education has organized a day’s workshop to educate heads of basic schools in the district on basic accounting principles towards the management of capitation grants.
AHANTA WEST :
AU day of the African child celebrated
Sunday, August 12 2007
The public have been told to support efforts by the government to eradicate child trafficking, child labour and other forms of abuses that infringe on the rights of children because these abuses could result in the permanent destruction of a child’s potentials.
 
KMA :
Opinion leaders meet
Sunday, August 12 2007
Stakeholders in education at the Oforikrom sub-metro in the Kumasi metropolis have been urged to help halt the fallen standard of education in the area.
NATIONAL
GVS concerned.
Sunday, August 12 2007
The Ghana Veterinary Services had expressed concern of the damaging effects of moulds and their mycotoxins to livestock and losses to livestock producers.
KMA :
MCI supports 14
Sunday, August 12 2007
Madam Patricia Appiagyei, the Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, has stated that the Kumasi Directorate of the Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI) has assisted 14 manufacturing companies to draw business profiles of international standard.
WINNEBA( AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA) :
Accident spots identified
Sunday, August 12 2007
The Police has identified three accident-prone areas on the Kasoa-Winneba-Mankessim trunk road.The areas are a point near Gomoa Okyereko junction, Gomoa Otsedze near Apam Junction and a spot close to the Christ Asafo farm near Gomoa Mpota.  
TAMALE :
Residents elated about appointments
Sunday, August 12 2007
Residents in the Tamale Metropolis have expressed appreciation to President John Agyekum Kufuor for appointing Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface.
EJISU JUABEN :
Government, working hard on education
Sunday, August 12 2007
Mrs. Agnes Okyere-Gyamfi, Ejisu-Juaben District Director of Education, has commended the Government for its efforts at providing sound environment for more children to be sent to school.
NATIONAL :
CSIR gets new boss
Sunday, August 12 2007
Dr. George Owusu Essegbey, Acting Director of Science Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Institute (CSIR) has been appointment as the Director of the Institute.
SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
Fact finding committee investigates death
Sunday, August 12 2007
The Ministry of the Interior has set up an Independent Fact-Finding Committee to investigate and report on the circumstances that led to the death of one George Kojo Atuah alias "Maclean", a mini but driver from Suhum in the Eastern Region, allegedly at the hands of a Police/Military Team.
NKAWIE:
DCE condemns brutalities against teachers
Sunday, August 12 2007
The District Chief Executive of Atwima-Nwabiagya, Mr Thomas Ofori-Donkor, has expressed concern about the increasing rate of brutalities and hostile attitude of some communities towards teachers in the District.
FANTEAKWA :
Salary anomalies must be rectified
Sunday, August 12 2007
Circuit Supervisors of Education in Fanteakwa District have urged government to correct anomalies in the salary structure of teachers in the area.
KOFORIDUA (NEW JUABEN) :
Make DMNHIS pregnant women friendly
Sunday, August 12 2007
District Chief Executives have been urged to take more interest in efforts to get people in the rural areas, especially pregnant women to register with the District Mutual National Health Insurance Schemes (DMHIS).
AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
Ajumako Mando appeal for support
Sunday, August 12 2007
The Chiefs and people of Ajumako Mando in the Central Region have appealed to the government and other stakeholders in education to assist them complete a community Kindergarten and a library project they are undertaking.
ASSIN NORTH :
District commissions slaughter house
Monday, August 13 2007
The Vice-President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama has inaugurated a slaughterhouse at Assin Foso at the end of his three-day official visit to the Central Region.
AMA:
MP commends chiefs and people
Monday, August 13 2007
The MP for Odododiodoo, Mr Jonathan Tackie-Komme, has commended the Chiefs and people of Ga Mashie, for ensuring a peaceful celebration of this year’s Homowo festival in Accra .
AMA :
Leave out public smoking
Monday, August 13 2007
Tobacco smokers have been urged to desist from smoking at public places and among non-smokers as doing so creates health hazards for the public.
TEMA :
Be security concious at home
Monday, August 13 2007
Members of the public have been advised by the police to desist from carelessly opening their doors to unknown visitors to avoid falling victims to criminal activities.
WASSA WEST :
800,000 sec/tech for community
Monday, August 13 2007
An 800,000-Ghana cedi Secondary/Technical school project at Nsuaem in the Western Region is being undertaken by the Elim Evangelical church.
    
BEGORO (FANTEAKWA) :
Source of funding should be wide
Monday, August 13 2007
Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Roads and Transport ended their one-week tour of the Eastern Region and advised government to look for more resources to finance road construction instead of over-reliance on the road fund.
FANTEAKWA :
DCE meets with select committee
Monday, August 13 2007
The Fanteakwa District Chief Executive, Mr Ebenezer Ofoe Ceasar, has complained bitterly about the deplorable roads in the district,  especially the Begoro township roads, to the Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Roads and Transport.
KWAEBIBIREM :
Wives cry for help
Monday, August 13 2007
The wives of the workers of the Ghana Consolidated Diamonds Limited (GCD) at Akwatia, have made a passionate appeal to the Akwatiahene, Osabarima Kofi III and the Kwaebibirem District Chief Executive, Mr. Yaw Yiadom-Boakye to help rescue their families from the extreme hardships facing them.
AGONA :
Youth in community attack pupils
Monday, August 13 2007
Aba Preparatory School at Nyakrom near Swedru in the Agona District was attacked by some youth from the town when celebrating its speech and prize giving day at a community park in the town.
AMENFI WEST :
18 billion for cocoa
Monday, August 13 2007
Mr. Alberto Takyi, the District Chief Executive of Amenfi West in the Western Region has hinted that the central government through the District Assembly (DA), would spend over ¢18b to boost cocoa production in the district this year.
TAMALE :
Prisoners need cloths
Monday, August 13 2007
The Northern Regional Director of the Prisons Service, E.C. Adjei-Korrel, has complained about the government’s inability to provide prisoners with uniforms, the long detention of remand prisons and prison officers having to buy their own uniforms.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Charged for felling trees
Monday, August 13 2007
The Kumawu Circuit Court has fined a 30-year-old farmer at Kumawu, GH¢300 (three million cedis) for unlawfully entering a reserved forest to fell trees.
ASUOGYAMAN :
Current water level
Monday, August 13 2007
The following is the water level of Akosombo Dam issued by the Volta River Authority on Monday, August 13, 2007.
DANGME EAST :
Sea defence project on course.
Monday, August 13 2007
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Dangme East, Mr Israel Narh Baaku, has said that one of the top priorities of the government was to protect the coastline of Ada, firom Azizanya to Wekumagbe, against tidal waves.
NATIONAL :
Vacancies here
Monday, August 13 2007
A total of 161,481 places have so far been declared by heads of senior secondary schools for the placement of qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates under the Computerised Schools Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) this year.
NKORANZA :
Herbs to cure guinea worm
Monday, August 13 2007
The Nkoranza District Water and Sanitation Project, in collaboration with Partnership in Rural Development, an NGO, have started a programme to help cure guinea worm victims in endemic communities in the Northern region.
    
NKORANZA :
Drivers express appreciation
Monday, August 13 2007
The Nkoranza District branch of the Progressive Transport Owners Association has commended GHANEM Company limited, a road construction company, for assisting the association to rehabilitate the Nkoranza lorry park.
    
AMA :
Be determined to find solutions
Monday, August 13 2007
This years’ Youth Day celebrations with the theme ,"Be Seen, Be Heard, Youth Participation for Development." has taken place in Accra .
BIRIM NORTH :
New chief installed
Monday, August 13 2007
Mr Kojo Mensah Anhwere 37, a US-based Ghanaian businessman has beem installed Chief of Akyem Ofoase Kuma in the Birim North District under the stool name Nana Anhwere Anokye II.
AMA :
Homowo boxing marred.
Monday, August 13 2007
Intense rioting by some boxing fans believed to be supporters of Malik Jabir forced the Homowo Boxing Extravaganza which was organised by Will Power Promotions to terminate abruptly with four more bouts to go.
BIRIM SOUTH:
Imbibe patriotism into the youth
Monday, August 13 2007
The National Service Personnel Association (NASPA) urged the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports to incorporate into the School curriculum from the kindergarten the importance of Nationalism and Patriotism.
NATIONAL :
NHIS supports GJA awards.
Monday, August 13 2007
Graphic Communications Group Limited and five organisations donated a total of GH¢ 20,600  (206 million cedis) to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) towards the 12th GJA Awards night scheduled for next weekend.
ASUNAFO SOUTH :
Chief presents award to people
Monday, August 13 2007
Osahene Kwaku Aterkyi 11, Paramount Chief of the Kukuom Traditional Area,has stressed that the nation’s development was the collective responsibility of all Ghanaians and not the government alone.
KMA :
MCE appeals to churches
Monday, August 13 2007
Madam Patricia Appiagyei, Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, has appealed to churches to speak against vices, which pose a threat to Christian virtues of hard work, honesty and respect for authority.
AMA :
Athletes institutes scholarship schemes
Monday, August 13 2007
Five former national athletes have instituted scholarship schemes to cater for two boys and two girls in second cycle schools, who excel in athletics and have the capacity for high academic performance.
NATIONAL :
Advocacy for district APRM.
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The Governing Council of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has since January this year been promoting the formation of district APRM oversight committees.
AGONA :
CHRI calls for report on disaster
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) called on government to issue a white paper on the findings of the Volta Lake Boat Disaster Committee’s enquiry submitted to the Ministry of Ports, Harbours & Railways in May last year.
TEMA :
Suicide mission
Tuesday, August 14 2007
A man believed to be in his late 20s has committed suicide by hanging himself in a tomato farm near Saaki-Kpone Police Barrier in the Tema municipality, according to a police statement.
AMA :
Rates reduced by 25 per cent not 75 per cent
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly    (AMA)    has explained that it has adjusted its property rates by 25 per cent and not 75 per cent as reported in the Wednesday August 8, 2007 edition of the Daily Graphic.
KMA :
Untruthful teachers sacked.
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Forty-one teachers from the Ashanti Region, who are on study leave at four universities, have been withdrawn by the Ghana Education Service (GES) for using fraudulent means to benefit from the national study leave scheme.
NUNGUA (AMA) :
Be neutral, police urged
Tuesday, August 14 2007
One of the claimants to the Nungua stool, Nii Odai Ayiku, has asked the police to be neutral in the chieftaincy dispute in the area.
ATWIMA- NWABIAGYA :
Siblings supports schools
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Three teenage Ghanaian brothers studying in London have donated 15 footballs and a computer and its accessories worth GH¢10,000 (10 million cedis) to three Basic schools in the Ashanti Region.
NATIONAL :
70 million transmission project begins
Tuesday, August 14 2007
President John Agyekum Kufuor performed the ceremony to mark the formal commencement of work on the 70-million-dollar landmark National Communications Backbone Transmission Project to provide broadband for countrywide deployment of ICT.
AMA :
Dialogue key to conflict resolution
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Mr. Balado Manu, Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, has urged students to resolve issues through dialogue instead of resorting to violence.
KASSENA NANKANA :
School attendance increased
Tuesday, August 14 2007
School attendance in the Kassena Nankana district has remarkably increased since the commencement of the school feeding programme.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
CEPS and DVLA implicated
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Mr Okyere Adu, a witness at the Justice Glenn Baidoo Committee,accused the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) of issuing fake vehicle documents.
GARU TEMPANE :
New school at the cost of 300 million cedis
Tuesday, August 14 2007
A three classroom block constructed by the Garu-Tempane District Assembly at a cost of GH¢30,000 (¢300 million) for the Zamballa Primary School, has been inaugurated.
ADANSI SOUTH :
Learning enhanced
Tuesday, August 14 2007
A group of Educationists from the Centennial Avenue School at Roosevelt, New York, in the United State of America has donated quantities of books and clothing to pupils of the Adansi Praso Roman Catholic School in the Ashanti Region.
ABLEKUMA (AMA) :
Sanitation problem becomes critical
Tuesday, August 14 2007
POOR sanitation practices by some residents of Sukura and Sabon Zongo continue to be a major problem for the Ablekuma Central Sub-metro in its effort to keep areas within its jurisdiction clean.
NATIONAL :
Basic schools awarded
Tuesday, August 14 2007
SIXTY-FIVE basic schools in the country have been  given awards for their performance in the 2006 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at the first national basic schools excellence awards in Accra.
NATIONAL :
NSS online enrolment process.
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The National Service Scheme (NSS) would from this year post over 30,000 service persons to both public and private institutions through its on-line enrolment programme.
WA EAST :
Hospital needs a doctor
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Mr. Joseph Bolibie, the Wa East District Director of Health Services,  appealed to the Ministry of Health to post a medical doctor to the Funsi Health Centre for quality healthcare delivery.
KMA :
Monitoring systems for children in the offing
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Community-based integrated child monitoring systems have been set up in 10 communities in the Kumasi metropolis.
 
KMA :
Deal more with sanitory issues
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Mr Emmanuel Asamoah Owusu-Ansah, Ashanti Regional Minister, has called on the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment to ensure that district, municipal and metropolitan assemblies strictly enforcelaws on sanitation to promote health in the country.
OBUASI :
Assembly members must be one
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Obuasi, Mr Joseph Kwadwo Boampong, has called for unity among assembly members.
BIRIM NORTH :
MP inspects development projects
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Abirem in the Birim North District in the Eastern Region, Ms Esther Obeng-Dapaah, has constructed a four-kilometre feeder road from Abokyikrom to Tenkyemso, near Akoasi, to facilitate the movement of people and the haulage of agricultural produce.
NEW JUABEN :
Institutions donate blood
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Three hundred students from the Nursing and Mid-wifery Training Collegey (WFC), Pope John Secondary School and the Koforidua Secondary Technical School, all within the New Juaben Municipality, have donated blood to the Koforidua Regional Hospital.
NEW JUABEN :
Town prepares for chiefs burial
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The Koforidua Township is bracing up for the funeral celebrations of the late Effiduasehene and Nifahene of New Juaben Traditional Area, Nana Acheamfour Omane II, from August 18 to 20.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
20 years imprisonment
Tuesday, August 14 2007
A welder and a chainsaw operator have been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by a Kumasi Circuit Court for stealing cables belonging to both the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and Ghana Telecom (GT).
HO :
Science and Maths teachers go for training
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Mr Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister said, quality Science and Technology Education is essential to ensuring environmental sustainability in the country.
NEW JUABEN :
District directorate of education commended
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Members of School Management Committees (SMCs) in Ejisu-Juaben District have commended the District Education Directorate for the introduction of common promotion examinations for final-year pupils in the district.
NATIONAL :
Post offices to be ICT compliant
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The management of Ghana Post has decided to include Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) facilities to post offices in the country.   
    
ADAKLU ANYIGBE :
Capacity building workshop for leaders
Tuesday, August 14 2007
A one-day capacity building workshop for 35 participants drawn from the Adaklu Traditional Area in the Adaklu Anyigbe District has been held at Ho.
KMA :
Aqua Vitens to send clients to court
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The management of Aqua Vitens Rand Limited in the Ashanti Region is to resort to court action to compel customers in Kumasi, who are in arrears of water bills, to settle their indebtedness to the company.
EJISU JUABEN :
3.5 billion to support education
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Ejisu-Juaben District Assembly has allocated over GH¢350,000 (3.5 billion cedis) from its share of the 2007 District Assemblies Common Fund to support the development and promotion of education in the district.
AGONA :
500 million ICT centre opened
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The Deputy Central Regional Minister  Mr Samuel Kweku Obodai inaugurated a 500-million cedi Information  and Communication Technology (ICT) centre constructed by the members of the Abodom Development Association.
DORMAA :
DCE warns youth
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Squadron Leader Ben Anane Asamoah (rtd), Dormaa District Chief Executive, has warned the youth in the area to desist from lawless acts as the District Security Council would not spare offenders.
     
SUNYANI :
Death accidental
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Three persons are assisting the Sunyani Municipal Police in their investigations into the death of the 14-year-old pupil, Patrick Obiri Yeboah, alias Brother, whose left lower limb was blown off by a cylinder which exploded at a vulcanising shop at the Zigah Junction in Sunyani.
KWAHU SOUTH :
Smile comes after 25 years
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Kwahu Praso Rural Bank which faced series of financial malpractices and lost credibility in the banking sector about 25 years ago, made a net profit of GH¢11,356 (113.56 million cedis) last year as against GH¢9,833 (98.33 million cedis) in 2005, an increase of 15.48 per cent.
AGONA :
Solar for water
Tuesday, August 14 2007
A non governmental organisation   (NGO),   the   African Resources Centre, has provided a solar-powered water system for Apponsakrom, a suburb of Agona Swedru and about 50 neighbouring communities.
OFFINSO:
Chief advises subjects on development
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Nana Wiafe Akenten III, Omanhene of the Offinso Traditional Area, has challenged his subjects, both resident and non-resident, to invest in the area for the improvement in the living conditions of the people.
BUILSA :
Community bank appeals to community
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The management of Builsa Community Bank in the Upper East Region appealed to shareholders, residents in Builsa District and Bolgatanga Municipality to help increase its capital base to generate more funds for operation.
AMA :
Ga state gets development queen
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Naa Koikoi Asuo Okandja I, Ga Novaa (Development) Manye, and Haa Dedei Omaadru III, Ga Manye, after the former had been sworn in as the Ga Noyaa Manye at a ceremony in Accra.
KMA :
Asssembly members should be security conscious
Tuesday, August 14 2007
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) George Andrews Kumah, Asawasi District Police Commander, has urged assembly members to inform the police periodically about the criminal activities of thugs in their areas.
TAMALE :
Cholera hits Bilpeila
Tuesday, August 14 2007
The Tamale Metropolitan Health Directorate is putting in place measures to eradicate the current cholera outbreak which has hit the Bilpeila sub metro.
AMA :
HIV/AIDS at your door step
Wednesday, August 15 2007
The Peoples Dialogue on Human Settlements, a non-governmental organization, launched a community door-to-door education campaign on HIV/AIDS. 
NATIONAL :
17 million dollar to fight malaria
Wednesday, August 15 2007
The United States (US) has announced a 17-million-dollar support to assist Ghana in the fight against the malaria disease.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Cannabis posted
Wednesday, August 15 2007
The Greater Accra Regional Tribunal discharged a Postmaster after he had managed to apprehend a trader who allegedly posted 8.1 kilograms of cannabis sativa through the post.
AMA :
Traders ask for more time
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Traders at the Tema Station in Accra appealed to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to reconsider it decision to eject them.
   
TEMA :
Auctions are not clear
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Mr. Bernard Quao, an auctioneer, testifying at the Justice Glenn Baddoo Committee, has described the conduct of auctions at the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) yard at Tema as chaotic.
NATIONAL :
Right to information bill being considered
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Government is keen on ensuring that the public have access to information and the Executive arm is, therefore, working hard to place before Parliament for consideration the Right to Information Bill.
HO :
The intelligent human capital
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Major Courage Quashigah, Minister of Health stated that the "intelligent human capital" need of the country was dependent on midwives.
    
AMA :
Atomic energy appeals for funds
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Though scientists have developed protocols using Gamma Irradiation Facilities for medicinal sterilization and food preservation, lack of funds was constraining the establishment of the facility which could generate revenue for the country.
ASUNAFO NORTH :
Protect domestic servants
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Speakers at an information sharing platform at Goaso in Asunafo North District have called for a law to protect and maintain the dignity of domestic servants.
AKATSI :
Discourage the use of broken english
Wednesday, August 15 2007
 A senior civil servant has said mass use of Pidgin English by the youth was a distasteful linguistic development in Ghana that must be discouraged.
KETA :
Dzelukope chief and others die in accident
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Six people died, five of them on the spot, in a pileup involving four vehicles at Alesikpe, near the Customs Excise and Preventive Service checkpoint at Dabala junction on the Accra-Aflao road.
EAST AKYEM :
DCE commends health workers
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Mr Emmanuel Victor Asihene, the East Akyem District Chief Executive (DCE), has commended health workers in the area for working professionally to boost peoples’ interest in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
    
NKWANTA :
Government urged to rehabilitate school
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Togbui Koku Ahator, community leader of Mafikope in the Nkwanta District, has appealed to the government to rehabilitate the Bizongo L.A Primary School that was destroyed during an ethnic conflict in 2002.
ATEBUBU/ AMANTIN :
More schools for district
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Twenty-three basic schools have been established in the Atebubu/Amantin District of the Brong-Ahafo Region since the implementation of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
AGONA :
Cable thieves nabbed
Wednesday, August 15 2007
The Agona Swedru Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in the stealing of cables belonging to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
 
BUILSA :
DCE warns against partisan politics
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Mr. Thomas K. Alonsi, Builsa District Chief Executive, has expressed concern at the manner in which some workers of the Builsa Community Bank (BUCOBANK) were using partisan politics to influence their services to clients.
NATIONAL :
Construction of Bui dam in two weeks
Wednesday, August 15 2007
All is set for the sod cutting for work to commence on the construction of the 400-megawatt Bui Dam hydropower and the Bui City project on August 24.
    
KRACHI WEST:
Eminent boat disaster
Wednesday, August 15 2007
A Head teacher at Kwame Danso has warned of an imminent boat disaster on the Volta Lake if efforts were not made to halt an emerging trend in which smaller loaded silver boats running on one engine towed bigger overloaded boats on the lake.
TAKORADI (SAEMA) :
Compulsory acquisition not helpful
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Participants at the Western Regional lands forum have expressed concern about the compulsory acquisition of land by the State.
DANGBE WEST :
MMDCEs urged to be pro active
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, has charged District Assemblies to properly discharge their responsibilities of providing developmental projects for their districts.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Be tolerant -police
Wednesday, August 15 2007
The New Winneba District Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Jordan Quaye has urged the people of Winneba to tolerate the views of each other to help ensure peace and tranquility.
AMA :
The National Royalty Awards Project 2007.
Wednesday, August 15 2007
A new award scheme to honour chiefs and queen mothers for their involvement in development programmes within their communities, was launched in Accra under the name, "The National Royalty Awards Project 2007".
NATIONAL :
NSS is compulsory
Wednesday, August 15 2007
The Director  of  the National Service Scheme (NSS), Mr Kofi Obiri-Yeboah, has warned that it is an offence to employ graduates from tertiary institutions who fail to fulfil their national service obligations.
NKORANZA :
Chieftancy dispute
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Controversy is raging over the Nkoranza stool in the Brong Ahafo Region, following the purported destoolment of the Paramount Chief of the area, Okatakyie Agyeman Kudom IV.
SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR :
GAF investigates death
Wednesday, August 15 2007
The Ghana Armed Forces High Command has begun investigations into the alleged misconduct of the three soldiers involved in the death of a driver at Suhum.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Forex bureau robbed
Wednesday, August 15 2007
Violent crime in Accra once again defied police vigilance and the risk of suffering mob justice when five gunmen last Monday broke into the Stone Forex Bureau at Tesano, held workers and customers there hostage and bolted with ¢225 million (GH¢22,500) in both local and foreigncurrencies.
GA EAST :
Committee investigates handling of markets
Wednesday, August 15 2007
The Ga East district assembly is embarking on a fact finding mission and document collation on all the new markets being constructed in the district.
WEST GONJA :
District makes giant strides
Thursday, August 16 2007
"It is an undeniable fact that the spate of development this district has witnessed over the past six and half years under the NPP government has been unparallel in the annals of this district”.
SUHUM :
Committee to probe Atua’s death inaugurated
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Minister of the Interior, Mr. Kwamena Bartels has inaugurated the Committee to investigate circumstances surrounding the death of George Kojo Atua, a mini bus driver at Suhum who was allegedly beaten to death by some military and police personnel on Friday August 3, 2007.
TEMA:
Mechanic appears in court for stealing
Thursday, August 16 2007
Jacob Ankasa De-Veer, a mechanic, has appeared before the Tema Circuit Court ’A’, charged with stealing 200 bags of cement.
CAPE COAST :
400,000 energy saving bulbs for region
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Energy Commission has presented four hundred thousand pieces of compact fluorescent lambs (CFL), known as energy saving bulbs to the Central Regional Coordinating Council for distribution to the 13 districts of the region.
NATIONAL:
Lands Commission to be networked
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Minister of Lands, Forestry and Mines, Mrs. Esther Obeng-Dapaah, has stated that the reliance on scattered and obsolete operational procedures and unclear mandate of the various institutions under the Lands Commission would be changed soon.
NEW JUABEN :
Educate public on rights and responsibilites
Thursday, August 16 2007
Participants at a corruption workshop in Koforidua have stressed the need for public education on rights and responsibilities of the citizenry to be stepped up.     
TAMALE :
Don’t perpetuate Dagbon crisis for votes - Alhaji Idris
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris,  has appealed to politicians not to politicise and perpetuate the Dagbon crisis and keep the people divided for the sake of votes.
HO :
Assemblies taken to task
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Volta Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Dzamesi, has taken Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) in the region to task over infractions on the Public Procurement, Internal Audit and Financial Administration laws.
HO :
Ewe history book is launched
Thursday, August 16 2007
A 160-page book on the history of Ewes  has  been launched in Ho.
NKORANZA :
Establish solid foundation for pre-schoolers
Thursday, August 16 2007
Pre-school teachers in the country have been urged to establish a solid foundation for the academic development of children.
(GBELE) SISSALA WEST :
¢340 million project inaugurated
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Deputy Minister of Lands and Forestry, has reminded contractors undertaking government projects, especially those in the rural communities, to do good jobs to gain good name from the people and the government.
BONGO :
FGM condemned
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Paramount Chief of Bongo Traditional Area in the Upper East
Region, Bo-Naba Baba Alamyarim, has condemned negative cultural practices such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Widowhood rites, forced marriages and tribal marks being practiced by some communities in the area.
NZEMA EAST:
Government sources funds for water projects
Thursday, August 16 2007
The government has sourced funding from the International Development Agency (IDA) for the extension of small town pipe-borne water supply system to Aiyinase and Asasetre at a total cost of about GH¢900,000 (¢9 billion).
AMA :
300 students to benefit from vacation classes
Thursday, August 16 2007
Three hundred students from selected junior and senior secondary schools in Accra are benefiting from a tuition-free vacation school organised by the Ghana Muslim Academy (GMA).
JOMORO :
Electricity supply improved
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Ministry of Energy has provided two electricity transformers to extend and improve electricity supply to Atwebanso and Takinta farming communities in the Jomoro District of Western Region.
WASSA WEST :
Women empowered
Thursday, August 16 2007
A two-week capacity building workshop in Batik, Tie & Dye and Soap making has been organised for 100 participants comprising 90 women and 10 men in the Wassa Fiase Traditional Area.
JASIKAN :
Cocoa farmers to stop smuggling
Thursday, August 16 2007
Over 200 Cocoa farmers along the country’s eastern frontier with the Republic of Togo have resolved to stop the smuggling of the commodity in the area.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Support to end child labour
Thursday, August 16 2007
Nana Obirifo Kojo Tetteh III, Chief of Sankor, a suburb of Winneba in the Central Region, has appealed to the government to give financial support to the poor to enable them to go into business.
NATIONAL :
"Midwives are important to society"- Midwives Association
Thursday, August 16 2007
Assistant Superintendent of Police Florence Okra, a Midwife at the Police Hospital in Accra has underscored the importance of Midwives in society saying they were very special in the eyes of God.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Diamond winner jailed
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Akyem Oda District Magistrates’ Court has sentenced Kwasi Ackah, a diamond winner on his own plea to six months imprisonment in hard labour for defrauding by false pretences.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Court bonds four men
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Akyem Oda District Magistrates’ Court has bonded four men in the sum of GH¢200 (two million cedis) for causing harm and unlawful damage.
AMA :
Illegal sellers of Ghana 2008 merchandise arrested
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of Ghana 2008 in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service have swooped on illegal manufacturers and sellers of merchandise bearing the logo of the African Cup of Nations and arrested seven persons at various locations in Accra.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Car dealer granted bail
Thursday, August 16 2007
A circuit court "A" at Tema granted  60 million cedis bail to James Boakye Acheampong, a car dealer, for allegedly defrauding a sand winner of 17.5 million cedis.
NATIONAL:
GJA award winners announced
Thursday, August 16 2007
The Ghana Journalist Association Awards Committee has  announced winners for the 12th edition of the GJA awards scheduled for August 18, this year.
BIBIANI-ANHWIASO-BEKWAI :
Assembly members schooled
Thursday, August 16 2007
Assembly members in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District have undergone a three-day orientation programme to enable them perform their roles and responsibilities effectively.
KMA :
Town councils to take over decongestion
Thursday, August 16 2007
As part of efforts to make beautification of the Kumasi Metropolis a success, town councils and assembly members have been tasked to fully involve themselves in the on-going decongestion exercise.
SAEMA :
RCC must ensure peace
Friday, August 17 2007
The Western Regional Security Committee (REGSEC) have met with representatives of some mining companies and other key players in the industry to deliberate on growing security concerns in mining areas.
GOMOA :
12 canoes destroyed
Friday, August 17 2007
Twelve canoes loaded with nets and fish were destroyed and a dozen porters seriously injured when strong tidal waves hit fishermen returning from sea last Monday at Mumford, a fishing community in the Gomoa District.
MFANTSEMAN :
"Borbor fante" to hold durbar.
Friday, August 17 2007
All five traditional councils in the Mfantseman District of the Central Region that formed the "Borbor Fante" will on August 25, hold a grand durbar to round-off Ghana’s Independence Golden Jubilee celebrations.
GOMOA :
Feed children with protein
Friday, August 17 2007
The Gomoa District Director of Ghana Health Service, Ms Patricia Antwi, has urged mothers to give their children food containing enough protein to facilitate development of their bodies and the brain.
KMA :
Compensation must come early
Friday, August 17 2007
Reverend Torgbui Mawufe Ame Fugah, National Patron of Wood Workers Association of Ghana, has appealed to the Land Valuation Board to expedite action on the compensation of wood workers and landowners at Anloga who were affected by a current relocation exercise.
KMA :
Chiefs perturbed
Friday, August 17 2007
The National House of Chiefs has expressed disgust at the current spate of destoolment and chieftaincy disputes in some parts of the country, which sometimes led to violent and bloody clashes.
HO :
Municipal to prosecute traders
Friday, August 17 2007
The Ho Municipal Assembly is to prosecute traders in the Ho Central Market who are obstructing human and vehicular traffic in the Market with their trading activities.
NATIONAL :
Science clubs should come back
Friday, August 17 2007
The Reverend Augustus Harry Awortwi, a retired Director of Education and a Physicist has called on science teachers to reactivate and form science clubs in their schools.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Fined for not paying fee
Friday, August 17 2007
A magistrate court at Nyinahin in the Ashanti Region has imposed a GH¢60 fine on a livestock farmer for failing to acquire livestock license.
TEMA :
Another witness on CEPS corruption
Friday, August 17 2007
Mr. Bashiru Mohammed, a scrap dealer, in a cross-examination at the Justice Glenn Wood Committee enquiry  condemned the use of Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) values in determining the cost of goods to be auctioned at the Tema Port.
HOHOE :
Four arrested for illegal cultivation
Friday, August 17 2007
The Police at Kpando are holding four suspects in connection with the cultivation of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp at Gbi-Akplamafu, near Alavanyo-Abenyinase in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region.
NATIONAL :
Ministry mourn murdered doctor.
Friday, August 17 2007
The Ministry of Health expressed its condolence to the family of the late Dr Victoria Anyetei, a Ghanaian Paediatrician, resident in Britain who was stabbed to death in London.
TAMALE :
New office for commission
Friday, August 17 2007
Mr. Andrew Adjei-Yeboah, Deputy Minister of Lands, Forestry and Mines, has handed over keys to office block, four quarters and two bungalows completed at a cost of over five billion cedis, to the Savanah Resource Management Centre in Tamale.
KMA :
DVLA must spread tentacles
Friday, August 17 2007
Mr Emmanuel Asamoah Owusu-Ansah, Ashanti Regional Minister has called on the Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to expand and network their operations.
TEMA :
Fire action now
Friday, August 17 2007
A joint exercise by Fire Service personnel and the police to ensure that individuals and organisations in the Tema Municipality complied with fire precaution regulations would begin in the Tema township on Wednesday, August 22.
NATIONAL :
Close down death traps
Friday, August 17 2007
The Drivers Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA} has urged the Ministry of Transportation to close down unregistered driving schools.
MFANTSEMAN :
Coordinate more with MMDAs
Friday, August 17 2007
The Chief Director of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, Mr Ato Essuman has called for collaboration between Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives and their respective Directors of Education to ensure a successful take-off of the educational reform programme next month.
NATIONAL :
CSIR develops new maize
Friday, August 17 2007
The Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed four new varieties of maize to replace the old varieties, which were released over a decade ago and had started showing deficiencies in key traits in disease susceptibility and lodging.
HO :
2.1 million with some form of disability
Friday, August 17 2007
Dr Bashiru I. Koray, a Disability Rights Advocate,  observed that it was worrying to see new buildings without access ways for the physically challenged springing up in the country.
DANGBE EAST:
Protect the coast
Friday, August 17 2007
The National Trustee of the Building and Civil Engineering Contractors Association, Naana Barlekie Kpentey 1, has appealed to the Ministry of water Resources, Works and Housing as well as the Hydrology Department, to renew the coastal protection exercise that has been abandoned over the last three years, to save the coastline from deterioration.
EJISU JUABEN :
School to be assisted in landscaping
Friday, August 17 2007
Big Afful Nursery Company,    located     at Akyawkrom   Junction, near Ejisu in Ashanti, has offered to assist the authorities of the Ejisu District Assembly Model School to undertake a proper landscaping of the school.
TEMA :
Demolition exercise undertaken
Friday, August 17 2007
Some residents of Tema who live around Communities 18 and 20 and Batsoona near the Kasapreko Junction on the Spintex Road woke up this morning to the noise of bulldozers and looked on helplessly as their houses were pulled down.
TEMA :
Installation completed
Friday, August 17 2007
GECAD Company Limited, an engineering services company, has completed the installation of a thermal power plant at Tema to generate 126 megawatts of electricity to support the energy needs of the country.
CAPE COAST :
Youth and police in a clash
Friday, August 17 2007
A section of the youth in Cape Coast and the police have clashed over the use of a spot behind the District Police Barracks as a refuse dump.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Pregnant sheep, bad luck
Friday, August 17 2007
The Nyinahin magistrates’ court has sentenced a 32-year-old farmer, Kofi Bamena to 12 months imprisonment for stealing a pregnant sheep valued at GH¢80 (800,000 cedis) at Akorabourkrom near Nyinahin in the Atwima-Mponua District.
KMA :
Four hospitals supported
Friday, August 17 2007
The Asanteman Union based in Pordenone in Italy has donated 80 mattresses worth GH¢5,000 (50 million cedis) to four district hospitals in the Ashanti Region.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA:
We are not debt collectors
Friday, August 17 2007
The Winneba District Police Commander, ASP Jordan Quaye warned the public against using the Police as a debt collecting institution.
KADJEBI :
PPS crucial for socio -economic development
Friday, August 17 2007
Mr. Kofi Dzamesi, Volta Regional Minister gave credence to government’s public-private sector partnership and collaboration, saying it was   crucial for an accelerated socio-economic growth.
TEMA :
Support health workers
Saturday, August 18 2007
Communities have been called upon to give support to community health workers in a bid to bring quality health care to their doorsteps.
SUNYANI :
Pre-school not "storage facilities"- parents adviced
Saturday, August 18 2007
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister,  Mr. Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, has urged parents not to regard pre-school institutions as “storage centres” for their children.
SAEMA :
Live positive lifestyles-youth advised.
Saturday, August 18 2007
Ghanaian youth have been advised to live valuable, focused and positive lifestyles in their communities.
DANGME EAST :
The sea is "eating-up" Ada township
Saturday, August 18 2007
The devastating nature of sea erosion to life and properties of the people of Ada in the Dangme East District of the Greater of Accra Region is worsening each day as implementation of the sea defence project continues to delay.
KETU :
GH¢75,000 facility inaugurated
Saturday, August 18 2007
A Netherlands-based non-governmental organisation has built a gari processing factory and a village centre for the community at Dzodze-Tornu in the Ketu District.
SUNYANI:
Police unit supported
Saturday, August 18 2007
Two non-governmental organisations Action Aid and Centre for Sustainable Development, have constructed a shed and provided benches costing 15 million cedis (GHc1500) for the Brong Ahafo
Regional branch of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support
Unit.
NKORANZA :
Matrons, cooks schooled
Saturday, August 18 2007
The Nkoranza District Directorate of Education, has organized a day’s workshop for about 100 matrons and cooks of 31 basic schools in the area, benefiting from the National School Feeding Programme.
TEMA:
¢160 million vehicle for Tema police
Saturday, August 18 2007
Tema Lube Oil Company Limited (TLOC), has donated a Tata Pick-up to the Tema Regional Police Command.
(TUOBODOM) TECHIMAN :
Town Council renovates nurses bungalows
Saturday, August 18 2007
Tuobodom Town Council in the Techiman Municipality has renovated two bungalows at a cost of 27 million cedis for use by nurses at the community health post.
TECHIMAN :
Military/Police swoop
Saturday, August 18 2007
Four people were arrested in a joint Military-Police operation code-named "Operation Come Life" at Techiman for dealing in narcotic drugs.
BOLGATANGA :
SSS appeals for a transformer
Saturday, August 18 2007
The Gowrie Senior Secondary/ Technical School at Vea, a suburb of Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, has appealed to the government to support it with a bigger transformer to facilitate academic work.
AHAFO-ANO-SOUTH :
Fight against child abuse intensified
Saturday, August 18 2007
The Ahafo-Ano South District Child Committee has intensified the fight against child labour, defilement, parental neglect among others in the area.
KADJEBI :
GH¢58,000 boys hostel inaugurated
Saturday, August 18 2007
The Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Kofi Dzamesi has given credence to government’s public-private sector partnership and collaboration, saying it was  it was crucial for an accelerated socio-economic growth
CRIME AND JUCTICE :
Ex-convict jailed
Saturday, August 18 2007
After a foiled attempt to rob a bank at Agogo in the Asante-Akim North District, a 30-year-old ex-convict has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in hard labour by the Juaso Circuit Court.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Farmer jailed for stealing
Saturday, August 18 2007
 The Juaso Circuit Court, presided over by Mr. Jacob Boon has sentenced a 50-year-old farmer to 12 months imprisonment in hard labour for stealing a sheep worth GH¢ 40 (400,000 cedis).
NATIONAL :
Pair trawling fishing suspended
Saturday, August 18 2007
The Ministry of Fisheries has suspended, with immediate effect the use of pair trawling as a fishing method in order to protect the artisanal fishing industry.
NATIONAL :
CEPS cautions public on uncustomed vehicles
Saturday, August 18 2007
The Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) has advised prospective vehicles buyers to confirm with it (CEPS) the genuineness of documents covering vehicles they intend to purchase.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Painter arrested for abortion
Saturday, August 18 2007
The police have arrested a 25-year-old painter at Yeji, Samadu Alhassan, who allegedly inserted a concoction into the private part of an 18 year-old student of Yeji Secondary School to commit illegal abortion resulting in the girl’s blindness.
NATIONAL :
Safeguard Constitution - military urged
Saturday, August 18 2007
One hundred and three recruits, 60 males and 43 females have passed out of the Basic and Leadership Training School at the Eastern Naval Command in Tema.
 
GOMOA :
Adopt aggressive policies-rural banks
Sunday, August 19 2007
Rural and Community Banks have been urged to adopt effective and aggressive credit and deposit mobilization policies to enable them to meet the challenges of the increasingly complex and sophisticated business environment.
NATIONAL :
Districts, regions to support science and technology education
Sunday, August 19 2007
The Ministry of Education, Science and Sports has endorsed the idea of constituting science and technology education committees in all regions and districts for them to offer support, guidance, mobilize and redirect resources to support science and technology education.
TWIFO :
Take education seriously
Sunday, August 19 2007
Mr Emmanuel Ahiable, Estate Manager of Twifo Oil Palm Plantation (TOPP) Limited has advised the youth to take their education seriously and adopt a positive lifestyle to enable them to grow up to become responsible citizens.
AMA :
Resolve disputes - Veep advices
Sunday, August 19 2007
Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama has called on Gas, to try as much as possible to resolve all chieftaincy disputes through dialogue, stressing: "There is no issue beyond resolution."
BOLGATANGA:
Save foreign earnings with local banks
Sunday, August 19 2007
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana, has urged the various banks to encourage their customers to take advantage of the new Foreign Exchange Act to transfer and save their foreign earnings with local banks.
NATIONAL :
Journalists urged to develop their capacities
Sunday, August 19 2007
President John Agyekum Kufuor has called on journalists to pursue programmes and courses that would enhance their personal development to enable them contribute better to the socio-political discourse of the country.
NEW JUABEN :
Former MP appears before court
Sunday, August 19 2007
A former Member of Parliament (MP) for Akuapem South, Mr. Seth Wiafe- Danquah, has put before a Koforidua circuit court for assaulting a police officer.
TAMALE :
¢5 billion project for SRMC
Sunday, August 19 2007
The Deputy Minister of Lands, Forestry and Mines (MLFM), Mr. Andrew Adjei-Yeboah has handed over an office block, four rangers’ quarters and two bungalows completed at a cost of over five billion cedis to the Savann
ah Resource Management Centre (SRMC) in Tamale.
TAMALE :
Manage mango plantation efficiently-Minister
Sunday, August 19 2007
The Deputy Minister of Lands, Forestry and Mines (MLFM),Mr Adjei-Yeboah has inspected a 60-acre mango plantation at Kuala, a village near Tamale.
AMA :
Fire certificates are mandatory-businesses told
Sunday, August 19 2007
The Divisional Officer Grade II of the Ghana National Fire Service,  Mr. Godwin Damale, has said failure to observe appropriate safety rules and procedures in case of fire outbreaks was a major cause of fatality during such disasters.
JASIKAN :
Disabled receive support
Sunday, August 19 2007
The Jasikan District Chief Executive, Mr. Solomon Kwame Donkor, has said the passing of the Disabled Act was a proof of the government’s determination to ease the frustrations of the disabled.
BAWKU :
Move to combat crime
Sunday, August 19 2007
Security agencies in the Upper East Region, Northern Togo and Burkina Faso have agreed that they would need to cooperate and collaborate with each other in their quest to combat cross border crime in the three countries.
AHANTA WEST:
GH¢8,000 market project to begin
Sunday, August 19 2007
Officers and men of the Second Infantry Battalion (2BN) and the people of Egyam have jointly initiated a market project estimated to cost GH 8,000 cedis (80 million cedis) at Egyam a farming community in the Ahanta West District.
AKUAPEM SOUTH :
Women and youth groups schooled
Sunday, August 19 2007
The South Akim Rural Bank, in collaboration with the Zongo Youth Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) at Adoagyiri, has organized a workshop on management for 20 women’s group and youth clubs at Zongo near Adoagyiri in the Akuapem South District.
(ENCHI) AOWIN SUAMAN :
Relief food suspected to be unwholesome
Sunday, August 19 2007
About 100 bags of rice supplied by the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) for distribution to recent flood victims in the Aowin-Suaman District is suspected to be unwholesome.
AOWIN-SUAMAN :
Flood victims receive support
Sunday, August 19 2007
The Aowin-Suaman District Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr. Ellis Duncan Famiyeh has received a cash donation of GH¢ 2,000 cedis (20 million cedis) on behalf of the  recent flood victims in the district.
HOHOE :
Establish district houses of chiefs
Sunday, August 19 2007
A former Member of Parliament for Hohoe South, Mr Kosi Kedem, has advocated for a proper repositioning and integration of the powers of the traditional authority into the local government system for effective administration and deepening of grassroots democracy and decentralization.
KWAEBIBIREM :
Swollen Shoot affects 7,026 cocoa trees
Sunday, August 19 2007
Swollen Shoot Virus Disease has affected 7,026 cocoa trees in the Eastern Region as at July, with Kade District recording over 1,000 diseased cocoa trees within that period.
HOHOE :
47% of Ghanaians registered under NHIS
Sunday, August 19 2007
Over nine million Ghanaians representing 45 per cent of the population have registered under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
JOMORO:
Government rewards teachers
Monday, August 20 2007
The government has rewarded long serving and hardworking teachers in deprived communities in the Jomoro District of the Western Region with bicycles.
KMA:
KMA decongestion exercise stalled
Monday, August 20 2007
Hawkers operating in the Kumasi Central Business District who were ejected by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly a few months ago are back on the streets.
NATIONAL :
Ghana whips Trinidad & Tobago
Monday, August 20 2007
The twinkle twinkle little stars of Ghana this morning made a dream start to their campaign at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, Korea 2007, in their opening Group F match against Trinidad and Tobago.
KUMASI :
KMA to provide taxi drivers with new ID
Sunday, August 19 2007
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly would as from next month give new identification numbers to taxi drivers who operate in the metropolis. The exercise which would take effect from September 17 is aimed at regulating the activities of taxi drivers ahead of next year’s MTN/CAN 2008 tournament to be hosted by Ghana.
OBUASI :
Assembly exceeds its targets
Monday, August 20 2007
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly registered considerable improvement in its revenue generation efforts during the second quarter of this year, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Joseph Boampong, has announced.
CAPE COAST:
Move to enhance child survival and development
Monday, August 20 2007
The Central Regional Director of the Department of Children in the Ministry of Women and Children, Mr Devine Opare, has urged effective collaboration between non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the government to enhance child survival and development.
(KYEBI) EAST AKYEM:
Women commended for peace in the country
Monday, August 20 2007
Women have been commended for  the major role they have played in the peace the country was enjoying.
WA :
11 die in road accidents
Monday, August 20 2007
Upper West Region recorded 11 deaths and 40 injuries from 30 road accidents during the first half of the year
TOLON KUMBUNGU :
DCE calls for child education
Monday, August 20 2007
Mr Wahab Suhuyini Wumbei, the Tolon/Kumbungu District Chief Executive, has urged parents to educate their children to help build the requisite human resource for the administration of the country now and the future.
NEW JUABEN :
Be vigilant and cautious-DCE’s told
Monday, August 20 2007
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Asiedu Affram, has urged District Chief Executives in the region to be vigilant and cautious in the discharge of their duties to ensure that the good works of the government were not tarnished by their actions.
AMA :
AMA asked to rehabilitate markets
Monday, August 20 2007
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has been called upon to rehabilitate and develop the Salaga and London Markets in Accra to accommodate more hawkers and traders as part of the efforts to decongest the central business district of the city.
SABOBA :
DMHIS encouraging
Monday, August 20 2007
The Saboba Chereponi District Planning Officer, Mr Alexander Tetteh has described as encouraging the pace at which people are patronising the Mutual Health Insuracnce Scheme in the area.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA:
Rural banks asked to have auditing unit
Monday, August 20 2007
 The ARB Apex Bank is encouraging rural banks to have audit unit as part of their management to avoid the tragic consequences associated with poor internal controls.
AMA:
Police seize unlicensed motorbikes
Monday, August 20 2007
Forty-two motor bikes and two vehicles have been intercepted by the Tesano Police in a special operation in Accra.
(ADA) DANGBE EAST:
Government to solve erosion problem
Monday, August 20 2007
Four companies have expressed interest to execute the Ada Sea Defence project.
AMA:
K’ Bu records close to 40,000 NHIS patients
Monday, August 20 2007
The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has been touted to be one of the most effective and efficient health facilities in the entire country implementing the much talked-about National Health Insurance Scheme (NHlS).
NATIONAL:
Help reduce diseases - Quashigah
Monday, August 20 2007
The Minister of Health, Major Courage E.K. Quashigah (retd), has challenged private medical and dental practitioners to come up with strategic interventions that will help reduce the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country.
KMA:
Kente exhibition in September
Monday, August 20 2007
The Centre for National Culture (CNC) in Kumasi is to organize a pre-National Festival on Arts and Culture (NAFAC) Kente exhibition between September and October this year in Kumasi.
KMA:
Town council gets chairman
Monday, August 20 2007
Mr Kwabena Baah-Acheamfour, Manhyia Sub- Metropolitan Co-ordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), has been elected as the Chairman of the Buokrom Town Council in Kumasi.
EAST GONJA:
NGO donates books to school
Monday, August 20 2007
The Programme Co-ordinator for Independent Development Organisation (IDO), a Salaga-based non-governmental organisation (NGU), Mr Gyau Peprah, has called on teachers and parents to instil moral values in their children.
CRIME AND JUSTICE:
Man remanded for raping 19-year-old girl
Monday, August 20 2007
A Kumasi circuit court presided over by Mr Adutwum Mmorosah has remanded a 25-year-old unemployed for allegedly raping a 19-year-old house help.
       
BIBIANI:
Trader jailed for stealing
Monday, August 20 2007
A circuit court at Bibiani presided over by Mr Kwaku Aboagye has sentenced Stephen Wiredu, a trader, to five years imprisonment for stealing 22 cocoa spraying machines valued at 66 million cedis, belonging to the Produce Buying Company (PBC).
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Two remanded over alleged cable theft
Monday, August 20 2007
A circuit court in Kumasi has remanded two persons for allegedly stealing electricity cables worth 94 million cedis.
TAMALE:
Establish more lorry parks in Tamale
Tuesday, August 21 2007
Alhaji Amadu Lamusah, Northern Regional Chairman of Ghana Private Road Transport Union, has appealed to Tamale Metropolitan Assembly to establish more lorry parks within the metropolis to enhance their operations.
(KPONE) TEMA:
TMA donates towards Kpone Homowo
Tuesday, August 21 2007
Tema Municipal Assembly has donated assorted drinks and GH¢400 cash to Kpone Traditional Council towards this year’s Homowo festival
KWAHU SOUTH:
Farmers call for early disbursement of funds
Tuesday, August 21 2007
Over 80 farmers in Kwahu South District have called for early disbursement of funds from the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) to rehabilitate and expand their farms to increase food production in the district.
TECHIMAN :
Residents complain of increasing criminal activities
Tuesday, August 21 2007
Residents in the Techiman municipality, which boasts of one of the biggest markets in West Africa, have complained over the increasing criminal activities in the municipality.
SUNYANI:
Police/military arrest suspected robbers
Tuesday, August 21 2007
A joint police and military patrol team have arrested two suspected car snatchers in an operation at Zongo in Sunyani.
NEW JUABEN :
MMDCE’s urged to cooperate with traditional authorities
Tuesday, August 21 2007
The Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional area, Daasebre Professor Oti Boateng, has urged Municipal and District Chief Executives to cooperate with traditional authorities.
KUMASI :
Let NHIS cover prostrate cancer treatment
Tuesday, August 21 2007
The  Head of the Oncology Department of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr. Baffour Awuah, has appealed to the government to add the treatment and medication for prostrate cancer to the list of diseases covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
AHAFO ANO NORTH :
DCE refutes fraud allegations
Tuesday, August 21 2007
The District Chief Executive for Ahafo Ano North, Hon. Nana Eric Agyeman Prempeh, has debunked an allegation of fraud leveled against him by the Independent News paper which appeared today.
He described the story as a hoax and called on the journalist to retract the allegation.
AHAFO-ANO NORTH :
Drivers concerned about feeder roads
Tuesday, August 21 2007
A group of drivers in the Ahafo-Ano North District have expressed concern over the deplorable conditions of feeder roads in the district although they had been awarded to some contractors since 2006.
KUMASI :
Police call for public support
Tuesday, August 21 2007
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Adu-Poku, has appealed to the public to support the police in the discharge of their duties.
AJUMAKO-ENYAN-ESSIAM :
GH¢6,700 for education fund
Tuesday, August 21 2007
Festivals in the country continue to be used as platforms for fund-raising to supplement the government’s development efforts.
NKORANZA :
Parents urged to support teachers
Tuesday, August 21 2007
The Nkoranza District Director of Education, Mr. Kwabena Agyemang-Badu, has urged parents to support and encourage teachers to render selfless services to enhance education.
TANO SOUTH :
DCE commends Assembly’s staff
Tuesday, August 21 2007
The  District Chief  Executive (DCE) for Tano-South, Mr Osei Sekyere Bota, has commended the staff of the Tano South District and the heads of decentralised departments in the district  for their collaborative effort towards the development of the district.
ASSIN NORTH :
DMHIS receives high patronage
Tuesday, August 21 2007
A total number of 48, 534 are currently benefiting from the much publicized National Health Insurance Scheme in the Assin North District following the issuance of their Identity Cards to them by the Scheme managers in the district.
NATIONAL :
Ghana has good aviation security record
Tuesday, August 21 2007
Ghana is one of thecountries in the sub-region with a good aviation security and safety record, in spite of modern threats that the aviation industry faces.
CRIME AND JUSTICE:
CEPS officials accused of extortion
Tuesday, August 21 2007
Mr. Isaac Owusu-Yankah, a businessman testifying at the Justice Glenn Baddoo Committee of Enquiry has made extortion allegations against some officials of theCustoms Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) at the Tema Port.
NATIONAL :
Experts for oil spill contingency meet
Tuesday, August 21 2007
About 40 experts in marine issues from 16 Africa countries are meeting in Accra to fine-tune a draft sub-regional oil spill contingency plan for preparedness and response to major spills.
BOLGATANGA:
Barclays to promote commercial farming
Tuesday, August 21 2007
The Managing Director of Barclays Bank has said the Bank plans to promote commercial farming in the Northern and Upper East Regions.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Self-styled pastor in court
Tuesday, August 21 2007
A self-styled pastor, Paul Ambek, has been put before an Accra circuit court for allegedly defrauding a number of people under the pretext of securing them with United Kingdom and United States visas.
NATIONAL:
Students display scientific discoveries
Tuesday, August 21 2007
About 60 appliances and products locallymanufactured by pre-tertiary students across the country were displaced in Accra to attract government and investor supportto develop them for industrial use.    
 
KUMASI:
MP utilises 80 per cent of common fund
Tuesday, August 21 2007
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawasi, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, has said that he had so far spent about 80 per cent of his share of the MP’s common fund in the provision of facilities for basic schools in his constituency.
NEW JUABEN:
Police officers hit and kill a pedestrian
Tuesday, August 21 2007
Two policemen who hired a taxi to chase an Urvan bus whose driver refused to stop when they flagged it down knocked down and killed a 19-year-old girl at Koforidua.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Farmer jailed for indecent assault
Tuesday, August 21 2007
The Bibiani Circuit Court presided over by Mr Kwaku Aboagye has sentenced a 39-year-old farmer, Kwabena Entiedu, to five years imprisonment for indecent assault.
KUMASI :
Asantehene loses brother
Tuesday, August 21 2007
The death is reported at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) of Barima Kwabena Opoku, brother of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene and son of Nana Afua Kobi Serwah Ampem, Asantehemaa.
TOLON/KUMBUNGU :
Needy girls receive support
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Global Mission, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), operating in the Northern Region, has donated a quantity educational materials, items and second hand clothing to brilliant but needy school girls in the Tolon/Kumbungu District.
AMA :
People of Osu celebrate Homowo
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Police presence in Osu in Accra, which is divided over a chieftaincy dispute, ensured that the people had a peaceful Homowo celebration.
KUMASI :
Girl commits suicide
Wednesday, August 22 2007
The Police in Kumasi are making frantic efforts to unravel the bizarre circumstances under which Tina Wood, a 12-year-old girl, committed suicide in her mother’s room at Kwadaso in Kumasi.
ATWIMA-NWABIAGYA :
$34, 000 library commissioned
Wednesday, August 22 2007
A community library built in memory of the late J.A.Boateng, District Commissioner (DC) for Atwima in the First Republic has been commissioned at Manhyia near Abuakwa in the Atwima-Nwabiagya district.
DANGME WEST :
Take advantage of NYEP- chief urges
Wednesday, August 22 2007
The Paramount Chief of the Prampram Traditional Area in the Greater Accra Region, Nene Tetteh Djan III has urged the youth to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Youth Employment Programme to earn decent living.
UPPER DENKYIRA :
Rural electrification gets 3.7 million dollars grant
Wednesday, August 22 2007
The Japanese government has advanced a 3.7 million dollars grant to the Ghanaian government for the financing of the second phase of rural electrification project in the Upper Denkyira District in the Central Region.
MFANTSEMAN :
600,000 euro horticulture project inaugurated
Wednesday, August 22 2007
A six hundred thousand euro horticulture project to grow green foliage for export for the production of bouquets has been inaugurated at Ekumfi Suprodo, near Mankessim in the Central Region.
DANGBE EAST :
Experts inspect islands along Volta River
Wednesday, August 22 2007
A team of water-weeds experts from Natural Heritage Institute in San Francisco, California, United State of America (USA), has toured the 37 islands along the Volta River at Ada in the Dangbe East District of the Greater Accra Region to acquaint themselves with problems that water-weeds and devastating erosion pose to the island dwellers.
GA WEST :
Chief advocates for afforestation
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Nii Ayibonte II, the new Gbese Mantse has urged chiefs in Amasaman and its environs to carry out massive tree planting in the area.
TMA :
Fire destroys items
Wednesday, August 22 2007
A number of shops at the frontage of the Timber Market at Ashaiman, were gutted by fire at dawn on Tuesday.
AHANTA WEST :
Adopt Ghanaian culture- youth told
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Mr. Sampson K. Boafo, Minister of State at the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture, has called on chiefs to use their influence to encourage the youth not to abandon Ghanaian culture.
FANTEAKWA :
Help develop bauxite mining
Wednesday, August 22 2007
The people of Abompe in the Fanteakwa District have appealed to the government to help them to develop the bauxite stone mining into a major economic activity.
SISSALA EAST :
7 billion cedis on projects
Wednesday, August 22 2007
The government is spending 7.230 billion cedis on projects at the Kanton Secondary School at Tumu in the Sissala East District under the Model School Programme.
NATIONAL :
NYEP to distribute CFL bulbs
Wednesday, August 22 2007
The Minister of Energy, Mr Kofi Addah has stated that some youths under the National Youth Employment programme (NYEP) have been engaged to distribute and change all incandescent bulbs in households to the CFL energy conservation bulbs nationwide.
TUMU (SISSALA EAST) :
Chiefs must solve dispute-MP
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Mr. George Hikah Benson, Upper West Regional Minister, has said the government would develop the country in totality without political, ethnic and religious considerations.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
DCE worried about land encroachment
Wednesday, August 22 2007
The Awutu-Effutu-Senya District Chief Executive Mr. Solomon Abbam-Quaye, has expressed concern about the rate at which land demarcated by the assembly for social amenities in Kasoa were being encroached upon.
NATIONAL :
Lions hold Stars in den
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Ghana completed their first friendly test since March with a 1-1 drawn game against Senegal at Millwall’s New Den grounds in London on Tuesday.
KMA :
Ghana saves 100 million dollars
Wednesday, August 22 2007
A study has indicated that Ghana could save 100 million dollars annually on palm oil imports if current production processes are improved.
NATIONAL :
Essien is an unusual player - Le Roy
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Ghana coach Claude Le Roy believes his side can live up to their billing as favourites to win the African Nations Cup as long as Michael Essien stays fit.
TAKORADI (SAEMA) :
New rehab centre for children
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Parents have again been reminded of their important role in the upbringing of children who are the future leaders of the country.
TEMA :
ICU in confusion
Wednesday, August 22 2007
The offices of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) were today thrown into confusion when the entrance leading to the main office was braced with wood by Mr Napoleon Kpoh, outgoing General Secretary of the Union.
JOMORO :
Barge to become operational soon
Wednesday, August 22 2007
A permanent solution to the present energy crisis in the country is insight following the handing over of the Osagyefo power barge to Balkan Energy Company to produce 125 megawatts of electricity within the next three months.
HO :
PLWHAs centre soon
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Management of New Seed International, a Ho-based NGO in collaboration with Solace International of USA, are constructing a multipurpose palliative care clinic for People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) at Management of New Seed International, a Ho-based NGO in collaboration with Solace International of USA, are constructing a multipurpose palliative care clinic for People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) at Sokode near Ho.
AKOSOMBO (ASUOGYAMAN) :
New water level
Wednesday, August 22 2007
The following is the water level of the Akosombo Dam issued by the Volta River Authority on Wednesday, August 22, 2007.
SISSALA EAST :
People prepared to support
Wednesday, August 22 2007
The chiefs and people of the Sissala East and Sissala West districts have expressed their support for President John Agyekum Kufuor and the government for providing them with their fair share of the national cake in terms of development projects.
KMA :
Students worried about "mushroom" hostels
Wednesday, August 22 2007
The local branch of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has expressed worry about the proliferation of unlicensed facilities operating as sub-standard private hostels in the vicinities around the campuses.
TEMA :
Another killing.
Wednesday, August 22 2007
A man believed to be in his early 70s and a father of three  committed suicide by hanging in Tema Community One site one.
TAMALE :
Fumigation exercise in metropolis
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Workers of the Zoomlion Waste Management Company in the Tamale Metropolis  undertook a three-hour cleanup and fumigation exercise of public toilets in the metropolis.
(OYIBI) DANGME EAST :
Chief finally installed
Thursday, August 23 2007
The people of Oyibi in the Kpone-Katamanso Traditional Area of the Greater Accra Region have Out-doored a new chief to fill a vacant stool, which had been lying idle for the past 12 years.
AMA :
President expresses appreciation
Thursday, August 23 2007
President John Agyekum Kufuor has conveyed Ghana’s appreciation to China for its support for the Bui Hydro-electric Dam Project.
AMA:
Aircraft missing after take off
Thursday, August 23 2007
A single engine US registered flight aircraft with a lone crew member has gone missing after refuelling at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on the evening of Friday August 17, this year.
TEMA :
Companies without fire certificates closed down
Thursday, August 23 2007
The Tema Regional Fire Service, assisted by the Police, have closed down three companies operating without fire certificates in the Municipality.
TEMA :
Drivers fined GH¢2000
Thursday, August 23 2007
A Tema Circuit Court has fined four articulated truck drivers GH¢2,000 (20 million cedis) for plying the Tema Beach Road.
KMA :
Two attacked on KNUST campus
Thursday, August 23 2007
Two people including a first-year student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi sustained injuries after being attacked by some unknown assailants on the university campus on Tuesday night.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Police retrieve live cartridges
Thursday, August 23 2007
The Ashanti police have retrieved a packet of live cartridges from three suspected armed robbers who planned to rob traders on the Kumasi-Wa road.
AHANTA WEST :
Another oil discovery
Thursday, August 23 2007
Ghana has made another discovery of a world class oil reserve in the West Cape Three Points area, which President John Agyekum Kufuor says, should sound good in the ears of all Ghanaians.
AMA :
President joins MCE to celebrate homowo
Thursday, August 23 2007
A special luncheon, which climaxed the celebration of the Homowo Festival, gave the celebrants a taste of the unique Ga tradition.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Drug peddler remanded
Thursday, August 23 2007
A drug peddler who was arrested by the Neighbourhood Watchdog Committee at Nima and handed over to the police has been remanded in police custody by an Accra Regional Tribunal.
KWABRE :
District unemployment reduced
Thursday, August 23 2007
Over 500 youth in the Kwabre District of Ashanti have been employed under the National Youth Employment Progamme (NYEP).
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Ensure the availability of pre-mixed fuel
Thursday, August 23 2007
Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed, Central Regional Co-ordinator of Pre-mixed Fuel, has appealed to the government, the Ghana COCOBOD and other agencies responsible for the cocoa spraying exercise to ensure that the programme did not coincide with the fishing season.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Help improve sanitation
Thursday, August 23 2007
The chairman of the Kasoa Urban Council, Mr. Frank Arthur, has appealed to the people Kasoa to cooperate with members of the council to improve sanitation in the town, especially refuse disposal.
NATIONAL :
Investigation into the Gambian killings intensifies
Thursday, August 23 2007
A seven-member government delegation will depart Accra for the Gambia on Friday, August 24 this year as part of the continuing investigations into the murder of eight Ghanaians and disappearance of about 44 (forty-four) others in July, 2005 whilst en route to Europe through Senegal, a statement in Accra said.
TECHIMAN :
Child HIV worrisome
Thursday, August 23 2007
Fourteen out of 230 people screened at the Techiman Holy Family Hospital died of HIV/AIDS between January to June this year.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
In hotter soup
Thursday, August 23 2007
A 24-year-old convict, Cephas Mornyuie, who escaped from prison custody after feigning illness, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in hard labour by a Hohoe Circuit Court.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Bank manager arrested
Thursday, August 23 2007
Mr Adarkwa Dwamena, Managerof Kintampo Branch of National Investment Bank has been arrested by Kintampo Highway Police Patrol team for allegedly smoking Indian hemp in a bush near Kintampo WaterFalls.
    
KETU :
Check vehicle overloading
Thursday, August 23 2007
A group of 15 travellers stormed the offices of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Aflao to complain about police inaction to check overloading of vehicles in the area.
NATIONAL :
Health our priority
Thursday, August 23 2007
The Ministry of Health (MOH) is expecting about 100 exhibitors and 20,000 people to participate in the ministry’s first-ever health fair which is underway at the Ghana Trade Fair centre.
KRACHI EAST :
District makes strides
Thursday, August 23 2007
The inhabitants of the Dambai Community in the Krachi East District of the Volta Region, have resolved to promote good sanitation practice, in order to curtail the high rate of water borne diseases and other communicable diseases in the community.
NEW JUABEN :
Board introduces scholarship
Thursday, August 23 2007
The  New Juaben Development Board has offered a scholarship package worth GH¢8,000 (¢80 million) to two female students to pursue their tertiary education.
TEMA :
Ship aground
Thursday, August 23 2007
A frantic salvage operation has begun to recover a container ship laden with import cargo of unknown description, which has run aground in a rocky area of the coastline close to the Tema New Town beach.
WEST AKYEM :
Police on the tail of murderers
Thursday, August 23 2007
The Nsawam police have mounted a search for the killers of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in a thicket near Okurase,  a farming community in the West Akyem District in the Eastern Region.
SAEMA :
TB outreach for district
Thursday, August 23 2007
The Shama Ahanta East Metropolitan Tuberculosis (TB) Co-ordinator, Mr Richard Kwofie, has advised people who are being treated for TB to take their medicine regularly as prescribed by doctors.
AHAFO ANO NORTH :
DCE retains seat
Thursday, August 23 2007
The Ahafo Ano North District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh, has been re-elected unopposed as the Ashanti regional representative of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) at their regional delegates conference in Kumasi.
KMA :
University protects students
Thursday, August 23 2007
’Safe Transportation on Campus’, a project designed to regulate activities of commercial drivers on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has been launched in Kumasi.
NKORANZA :
Residents build school
Thursday, August 23 2007
Residents of Tiniabu, a farming community in the Nkoranza district are constructing a block of three classrooms and a teacher’s accommodation facility for the local primary school.
ASSIN NORTH :
NYEP receives high patronage
Thursday, August 23 2007
The National Youth Employment Programme in the Assin North District is receiving a high patronage following the management’s ability to find a lasting panacea to the teething problems that characterized the programme.
KINTAMPO NORTH :
MP encourages kingmakers
Thursday, August 23 2007
Mr Stephen Kunsu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Kintampo North, has urged Kingmakers and elders of Mo Traditional Area to promote peace and unity among themselves and eschew chieftaincy disputes and litigations because they retard progress.
HO :
Wildlife division exonerated
Thursday, August 23 2007
The government has stated that the Wildlife Division of the Ministry at Lands, Forestry and Mines cannot be blamed for the boat accident on the Volta Lake on April 8, 2006, which claimed 10 lives, including six children.
NEW JUABEN :
Ensure arrest of child abuse offenders
Friday, August 24 2007
Members of regional Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Committees have been urged to send proposals to parliament so that it could enact new laws against worst forms of violence against children.
TMA :
Four arrested for flouting fire service directives
Friday, August 24 2007
The Tema Regional Fire Service, assisted by the Police have arrested four workers of the Total filling station at the Tema motorway roundabout, for operating after the facility was closed down by the officials.
TAMALE :
GH¢200,000 to support skills training for girls
Friday, August 24 2007
UNICEF has signed a five-year multilateral agreement with management of Assemblies of God Relief and Development Services (AGREDS - Ghana) estimated at over GH¢200,000 (Two billion cedis) to support vocational and skills training of girls in Northern Region.
AMA :
Fundraising to support orphans on September 1
Friday, August 24 2007
A Fundraising event dubbed, "Ghana Homecoming Queen" to raise funds to support orphans and vulnerable children is scheduled to take place in Accra on September 1 2008.
AMA :
Occupiers of trade fair to vacate site
Friday, August 24 2007
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Trade Fair Company,  Mrs. Esther Ofori, said work on the new multi-purpose International Trade Fair Centre would begin by January 2008 when negotiations would be completed.
SUHUM:
Ministry extends deadline for report on Suhum driver
Friday, August 24 2007
The Ministry of the Interior has approved a one-week extension request by the fact-finding committee investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of George Kojo Atuah, alias Maclean, a commercial driver at Suhum.
AMA :
Assemblies must support APRM
Friday, August 24 2007
The National African Peer Review Mechanism (NAPRM) Governing Council has urged district assemblies to monitor the implementation of theAction Plan of the NAPRM report to ensure that the desire results were achieved.
BAWKU :
New Coordinating Director assumes office
Friday, August 24 2007
Mr Yakubu Alhassan Bakari, new Coordinating Director of Bawku Municipal Assembly in Upper East Region has assumed office.
JOMORO :
Assembly members petition government
Friday, August 24 2007
A three-day orientation workshop for new Assembly Members at Half-Assini has ended with a call on the government to equip Members of Parliament (MP) technically to enable them to monitor ongoing development projects.
GA EAST :
University reviews registration
Friday, August 24 2007
The University of Ghana will review its registration process to ensure smooth procedure for fresh and continuing students next year.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Farmer defiles, impregnates adopted daughter
Friday, August 24 2007
A Tarkwa Circuit court has granted GH¢5,000 (50 million cedis) bail with a surety to Kwaku Baah 42, a farmer for allegedly defiling and impregnating his adopted daughter.
NATIONAL :
Syllabi being prepared
Friday, August 24 2007
The syllabi for programmes to be pursued under the new educational reform scheduled to take off early next month has been drafted.
JASIKAN :
Immigration personnel to curb smuggling
Friday, August 24 2007
The Jasikan District Chief Executive, Mr Solomon Donkor has commended cocoa farmers in the district who have resolved to stop smuggling.
AKUAPEM NORTH :
Chief cries out
Friday, August 24 2007
The Chief of Mamfe in the Akuapem Traditional Area of the Eastern Region, Osabarima Ansa Sasraku 111, has expressed concern about the alarming rate at which people in the town were selling lands to outsiders, who in turn, sell the lands to others at exorbitant prices.
NATIONAL :
2007 BECE results released
Friday, August 24 2007
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the results of the 2007 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
JASIKAN :
Are the youth attracted to farming?
Friday, August 24 2007
The number of people engaged in cocoa farming has increased over the years since the last massive bush burning that affected most farms in 1983 in the Jasikan district.
TMA :
Police make break
Friday, August 24 2007
The Tema police have retrieved 18 parcels shaped like Bibles, suspected to contain cocaine in Tema.
POLITICS :
PM wins Jaman North Constituency primaries
Friday, August 24 2007
Mr Peter Mac Manu, National Chairman of New Patriotic Party (NPP), has urged Party’s activists to embark on a room-to-room campaign as a more effective electioneering strategy to woo more members for the party to chalk a resounding victory in the 2008 elections.
BIRIM SOUTH :
Expensive funerals!
Friday, August 24 2007
Relieve the Widow Foundation, an Akyem-Oda based non-governmental organisation (NGO), has organised a workshop at Oda for chiefs, religious leaders, heads of departments, widows/widowers and orphans in the Birim South District in the Eastern Region on the negative impact of expensive funerals
NZEMA EAST:
Danger on sea
Friday, August 24 2007
The Nzema East District Chief Executive, Mr Joshua Kwajah-Ellimah, has called on fishermen to desist from using chemicals such as dynamite, carbide and light for fishing.
AMA :
Districts embrace NYEP personnel
Friday, August 24 2007
Two hundred youth trained under the Community Protection Unit module of the Nationanl Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), have passed out after successfully undergoing a one month intensive training programme in crime combat.
JASIKAN :
NYEP farmers supported
Friday, August 24 2007
About 650 youth under the NYEP agriculture module in the Jasikan district are to receive a boost in their labour.
GA EAST :
Clinics closed down
Friday, August 24 2007
The Ga East District Assembly in collaboration with the District Health Directorate and police personnel from the Divisional Command, today embarked on an exercise to clamp down on clinics in the district operating without qualified medical personnel.
National:
Ghana native gets boost
Friday, August 24 2007
A Ghanaian, by name Dominic Oduro who plies his professional carrier with FC Dallas in the U.S.A. has been elevated to a senior roster status, giving him a boost in pay.
KINTAMPO NORTH :
DCE wins Parliamentary primaries
Friday, August 24 2007
The confidence of the people in Kintampo North in the district’s Chief Executive, Awudulai Razak was confirmed when N.P.P delegates voted for him as a parliamentary candidate for the 2008 elections. Mr Razak, 29, polled 81 out of 124 valid votes cast to beat his only contender Mr. Michael Sarkodie, a Banker. 
ACCRA :
District Information Officers end course
Friday, August 24 2007
About 30 District Information Officers (DIOs) underwent a two-week Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capacity training on Friday to improve on their ICT knowledge. The workshop, second in a series and organized by the Ministry of Information and National Orientation with Support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was also aimed at equipping DOIs to bolster the government’s Community Information Centre (CIC) initiative.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Congressman visits USAID health centre
Saturday, August 25 2007
US Congressman, Mr. Donald M. Payne has visited a USAID, Ghana supported Community-based Health Centre at Okuampa in the Central Region. The Centre established in 2000 was to improve the health needs of the people, offer counselling on maternal and child health, family planning, malaria prevention and treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention, among others.
GA EAST :
Clinic reacts to closure
Saturday, August 25 2007
A source at the Obaahema Clinic, one of the clinics which has been closed down by the Ga East District Assembly in collaboration with the District Health Directorate and Divisional Police Command, has stated that the clinic has not been operational for sometime now.
AHAFO-ANO NORTH :
Quit smoking-students adviced
Saturday, August 25 2007
Dr. Isaac Akuamoa-Boateng, Senior Medical Officer at the Tepa District Hospital, has decried the increasing spate of Indian hemp smoking among some students in the Ahafo-Ano North District.
AMA :
Ministry invites murdered persons family
Saturday, August 25 2007
The family members of Mr. Kojo Johnson, a  Ghanaian who was murdered in Madrid, Spain in 2003 have been requested to urgently contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation and NEPAD for an important discussion.
JIRAPA/LAMBUSSIE :
Minister inspects facility for police personnel
Saturday, August 25 2007
The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr George Hikah Benson has inspected a three-unit residential facility that has been constructed by the Jirapa/Lambussie District Assembly to accommodate some of the Police Personnel in the town.
WA :
4,388 benefit from NYEP
Saturday, August 25 2007
In the Upper West Region alone, the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) under its various modules has provided employment to a total of 4,388 unemployed youth, Mr. George Hikah Benson, Upper West Regional Minister has announced.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Fishermen take delivery of pre-mixed fuel
Saturday, August 25 2007
The Winneba Fishermen Association has taken delivery of 3,000 gallons of pre-mixed petrol for distribution to its members.
TMA :
Two suicide cases in three days
Saturday, August 25 2007
Tema recorded its second suicide case within three days when Maxwell Aboagye, a 75-year-old former worker of Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) hanged himself to death.
TMA :
Passenger dies
Saturday, August 25 2007
A passenger died on the spot with his head and right shoulder crushed, when a Mercedes bus on which he was travelling from Accra to Tema, crashed on the Tema Motorway.
CRIME AND JUSTICE:
10 years for possessing marijuana
Saturday, August 25 2007
A 22-year-old driver, Abdulai Mohammed, has been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in hard labour by the Juaso Circuit Court for possessing 66 wrappers of Indian hemp.
SENE : Desist from partisan politics- DCE
Saturday, August 25 2007
The Sene District Chief Executive, Mrs. Cynthia Titiriku-Danso, has appealed to parents in the district to do away with partisan politics and take advantage of government’s education policy to enroll  their children in school.
    
NATIONAL :
Electricity tariffs would be realistic and affordable-Kufuor
Saturday, August 25 2007
The Government would ensure that energy tariffs were realistic and affordable, President John Agyekum Kufuor.
TAIN:
Construction of Bui Dam begins
Saturday, August 25 2007
President John Agyekum Kufuor has cut the sod to mark the start of work on the 622-million-dollar Bui Hydro-Electric Dam Project at Bui in the Brong Ahafo Region.
JIRAPA :
Minister calls on Jirapa Naa
Saturday, August 25 2007
Mr. George Hikah Benson, Upper West Regional Minister has asked the Paramount Chief of the Jirapa Traditional Area, Naa Ansoleh Ganaa II, to use his rich experience as a former Inspector General of Police tohelp in the resolution of the numerous chieftaincy conflictsin the region.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Porter assaults sister
Saturday, August 25 2007
Nestor Ekudi, a porter at the Hohoe lorry terminal, has been sentenced to a four-year jail term by a Hohoe Circuit Court for inflicting cutlass wounds on his sister without any provocation.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Rapist on the run
Saturday, August 25 2007
A 45 year-old stepfather, Christopher Senake, unemployed, is on the run for allegedly raping his 17 year old stepdaughter, a hairdresser apprentice.
   
ASANTE-AKIM SOUTH :
Assembly donates to disabled kid
Saturday, August 25 2007
Mr William Ansah Kwakye, Asante-Akim South District Social Welfare Officer, has called on Ghanaians, especially parents with disabled children not to trample upon the rights of such kids.
KMA :
Equip security agencies adequately
Saturday, August 25 2007
Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, Minister of Defence, has underscored the need to provide security agencies with the requisite logistics and training to develop their capacity in dealing with crime.
AOWIN-SUAMAN :
NADMO did not distribute unwholesome rice - Coordinator
Saturday, August 25 2007
Mr Ellis Femiyeh Duncan, National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) Coordinator of Aowin-Suaman District, has denied that the rice distributed to flood victims in the District was unwholesome.
NATIONAL :
National Youth Bill necessary
Saturday, August 25 2007
Participants at a two-day workshop organized by the National Youth Council have called on the Ministry of Manpower, Youth and Employment to give a legal backing to the National Youth Policy to make it all embracing.
TMA :
NPP elect Parliamentary Candidates in two Constituencies
Saturday, August 25 2007
The Ashaiman and Kpone-Katamanso Constituencies of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), have elected their Parliamentary Candidates for the 2008 General Elections.
KADJEBI :
Volta, Northern regions to be linked with first class roads
Sunday, August 26 2007
Vice President Aliu Mahama at the weekend said government has plans to link the Volta Region to the Northern region by a first class road network to facilitate mobility, trade and commerce.
MANYA KROBO :
DHMIS staff awarded
Sunday, August 26 2007
The Manya Krobo District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme premium collectors have been  presented with prices and certificates for their dedication to work.
(MANWE) WA EAST :
Community to create 950-acre reserve
Sunday, August 26 2007
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is supporting the Ghana Environmental Management Project (GEMP) being implemented in the three northern regions.
CAPE COAST :
Oguaa prepares for "Fetu Afahye"
Sunday, August 26 2007
The people of Oguaa have embarked on a massive clean up exercise in preparation towards next week’s "Fetu Afahye" festival of the chiefs and people of the traditional area.
HO :
Volta gets ECCD Committee
Sunday, August 26 2007
A 15-member committee has been inaugurated to ensure quality up-bringing of children in the Volta Region under the Early Childhood Care Development (ECCD) of the Ministry of Women and Children.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Use ICT to reduce poverty - Prof Anamuah-Mensah
Sunday, August 26 2007
Information Communication Technology (ICT) should be used to harness potentials and reduce poverty.
KMA :
Accountants on capitation grant
Sunday, August 26 2007
The National Chairman of the Association of Educational Accountants of the Ghana Education Service (GES),  Mr. Charles Adama, has called for a separation of the sports and culture levies from the capitation grant.
NEW JUABEN :
Keep on fighting HIV/AIDS
Sunday, August 26 2007
The General Secretary of the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA), Mr Samuel Anim, has observed that, although the desired results of the fight against HIV/AIDS has not been achieved, there was a headway in combating the menace.
AMA :
Teachers urged to focus on student creativity
Sunday, August 26 2007
Professor Francis Allotey, a Mathematician has urged teachers to focus on developing the creative talent of students to enable them to come out with discoveries that would benefit the country.
    
HOHOE :
Information desks to be established at lorry stations
Sunday, August 26 2007
The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has announced that the Commission, transport unions and other agencies connected to the transport industry are to establish information and complaint desks at all major lorry stations nationwide.
ASANTE AKIM SOUTH :
Farmers urged to adopt modern farming practices
Sunday, August 26 2007
The National Co-ordinator of the Cocoa Hi-tech Programme (CHP), Dr Ofori Frimpong, has appealed to cocoa farmers to adopt modern farming practices to ensure higher yield.
ASANTE AKIM SOUTH :
DCE cautions against child labour
Sunday, August 26 2007
Dr Lord Justice Gyamfi-Fenteng, District Chief Executive for Asante-Akim South, has condemned exploitation of children in farming and other income-generating activities at the expense of their education.
AKUAPIM NORTH :
Include us in the school feeding programme-private schools
Sunday, August 26 2007
The Chairman of the Akuapem North District Private Schools Teachers Association, Mr Ben Mensah, has appealed to parliament to take a second look at the law on the school feeding programme and the capitation grant so that private schools could also benefit from these facilities and others extended to children in public schools.
DORMAA :
Cut down diseased cocoa trees-DCE
Sunday, August 26 2007
The District Chief Executive for Dormaa Squadron Leader Ben Anane-Asamoah (RTD)  has appealed to cocoa farmers in the Nkrankwanta cocoa district to comply with government’s directive to cut down all cocoa trees infested with the swollen shoot disease.
KWAHU SOUTH :
Political, public office holders warned against bickering
Sunday, August 26 2007
The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Kwadwo Affram-Asiedu, has cautioned political and public office holders not to allow personality conflicts and feud to serve as a gridlock on their work especially in the districts.
(SANDEMA) BUILSA :
Sandema under water
Sunday, August 26 2007
The Builsa District Assembly is making strenuous efforts to provide shelter to people who were displaced as a result of a heavy downpour which affected the district capital, Sandema.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Impersonation lands teacher in court
Sunday, August 26 2007
Two persons, Stephen Gyabaa, 30, a teacher and Ernest Peter Yeboah, 61, a retired teacher, are standing trial before the Dormaa Circuit Court on charges of impersonation and abetment of crime respectively.
NATIONAL :
Energy crisis to be curtailed by end of year—Veep
Sunday, August 26 2007
Vice President Aliu Mahama has said the energy crisis that had plagued the country for sometime now would be curtailed tentatively by the close of the year where all arsenals would have been deployed.
NATIONAL :
Take secular education serious
Sunday, August 26 2007
Hajia Ramatu Mahama, wife of the Vice President, has called on Muslim women in the country to take secular education very serious
NATIONAL :
MUSIGA congress in November
Sunday, August 26 2007
The national congress of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) will be held at Sunyani,the Brong Ahafo Regional capital on the 14th of November this year.
YENDI :
District supports "witches".
Monday, August 27 2007
ActionAid-Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), in collaboration with the Yendi District Assembly, paid 13 million cedis (1,300 Ghana cedis) as National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) premium for the registration of 477 inmates at the Gnani "Witches Camp" in the District.
WA :
"The Role of Children’s Rights in Development."
Monday, August 27 2007
Mr George Hikah Benson, Upper West Regional Minister, has noted that female genital mutilation, early marriages, widowhood rites, defilement, child trafficking and child labour continued to impede the development of children in the Region
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
DCE calls for better partnership
Monday, August 27 2007
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Awutu-Effutu-Senya, Mr. Solomon Abbam-Quaye, has appealed to Ghanaians to support the government in its effort at building the nation.
POLITICS :
Make the party a priority
Monday, August 27 2007
Dr Boakye Kyeremanteng Agyarko, aspiring flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has stressed the need for the interest of the party to remain supreme in any decision and initiative taken by the government.
NATIONAL :
Learn from history
Monday, August 27 2007
The youth have been called on to take inspiration from the "Big Six" who used their youthful era to champion the nation’s political cause and gained independence for the country.
TAMALE :
Cut the umblical cord to politics
Monday, August 27 2007
Madam Agnes Gandaa, Coordinator of the Tamale Ecclesiastical Provincial Pastoral Conference (TEPPCON), has observed that some youth in the country have made political parties their biological families, disrespecting and deforming the value and meanings of their traditional society.
FANTEAKWA :
Why students do not write promotion exams
Monday, August 27 2007
The people of Ahumahumaso and the surrounding communities in the Fanteakwa District have appealed to the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports to establish a day secondary school in the area.
AMA :
The checking system for homeopathy in Ghana
Monday, August 27 2007
Dr. Dolley Akakpo Sulley, President of Homeopathy Medical Association, has called on the Ministry of Health to encourage alternative medicine side by side with orthodox practise in the country’s health delivery service.
    
NANUMBA NORTH :
Police impound ammunitions
Monday, August 27 2007
The Northern Regional Police Command has impounded a cargo truck carrying an unspecified amount of ammunition in Bimbilla in the Northern region.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Driver fined 7 million
Monday, August 27 2007
A thirty five year old taxi driver who knocked down a mother and her son in a hit-and-run incident has been fined GH¢ 720 (¢ 7.2 million) by an Accra Motor Court.
AMA :
Defilement cases increasing
Monday, August 27 2007
The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service recorded 34 defilements cases in Accra last month, the highest this year.
AMA :
Another mob attack
Monday, August 27 2007
An attempt by three armed robbers to snatch a taxi from its driver at Dansoman in Accra early yesterday led to the lynching of a young man suspected by a mob to be among the robbers.
SEKYERE WEST :
Community shows bravery
Monday, August 27 2007
Inhabitants of Mpirem, a community at Asante Mampong engaged a gang of three suspected armed robbers in a shoot out in the early hours of yesterday, wounding one of them.
BEREKUM :
Stealing and curses
Monday, August 27 2007
Charles Yeboah, a native of Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region is currently seeking divine intervention to render powerless some curses which his friend who had been experiencing a series of thefts from traps recently invoked on all such thieves.
WASSA WEST :
Profits and loss
Monday, August 27 2007
Management of Fiaseman Rural Bank at Bogoso in Wassa West District made a tax profit of GH¢150,800 (1.508 billion cedis) in 2006 as against GH¢114,000 (1.140 billion cedis) in 2005.
    
WASSA WEST :
Rural banking,its worth.
Monday, August 27 2007
Mr Emmanuel Kwesi Ayensu, Wassa West District Chief Executive has appealed to Managements of rural banks and the judiciary to ensure speedy trial of staff engaged in malpractices to boost public confidence in operations of rural banks.
NATIONAL :
New president for students
Monday, August 27 2007
Mr. Tnoko K. Bombason of the Navrongo Campus of the University of Development Studies was  elected as the new President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) at the end of their 41st Annual Delegates Congress at Winneba.
SISSALA EAST :
Dam for communities
Monday, August 27 2007
Eight communities in the Sissala East and West Districts have been provided with dams by Plan Ghana, a humanitarian development NGO operating in the Upper West Region to sustain their livelihoods.
SISSALA WEST :
Water accessibility enhanced
Monday, August 27 2007
Some communities in the Sissala West and  East Districts have been provided with dams by Plan Ghana, a humanitarian development NGO operating in the Upper West Region to sustain their livelihoods.
AKOSOMBO (ASUOGYAMAN) :
Current water level
Monday, August 27 2007
The following is the water level of Akosombo Dam issued by authorities of Volta River Authority on Monday, August 27.
HO :
MHIS adds more fire
Monday, August 27 2007
The Ho Mutual Health Insurance Scheme (MHIS) has intensified its campaign to meet the 60 per cent coverage target by the end of this year.
   
KADJEBI :
K. United shine
Monday, August 27 2007
Kadjebi United Football Club put up a splendid performance in their encounter against Dzodze Desert Warriors to qualify for the National First Division.
SAEMA :
New president for students
Monday, August 27 2007
A nine-member Council of Elders for Metro Sporting Club, a Division One soccer team was inaugurated with the out-dooring of a sponsorship package for the Club at Takoradi .
NZEMA EAST :
Another water project for district
Monday, August 27 2007
The government has sourced funds from the International Development Agency (CIDA) for the extension of  pipe-borne water supply system to Aiyinase and Asasetre at a total cost of about GHC900,000.
NZEMA EAST :
Inaugurate unit committees -DCE
Monday, August 27 2007
The Nzema East District Assembly has decided to utilize its share of this year’s District Assemblies Common Fund to pay outstanding debts owed its contractors for the completion of all ongoing projects.
JUABESO :
Court checks farmers
Monday, August 27 2007
A Sefwi-Wiawso High Court  has ordered the destruction of food and cash crop farms cultivated outside admitted farms in the Sefwi Krokosua hills forest reserve in Juaboso District of Western Region.
ASANTE AKIM NORTH :
District receives cash for basic school
Monday, August 27 2007
The management of HFC Bank (Ghana) Limited, has donated GH¢25,000 (250 million cedis) for the construction of a five-classroom Junior Secondary School (JSS) block to serve Kramokrom, Odumase and Anunuso in the Asante Akim North District.
    
SEKYERE WEST :
Books for community library
Monday, August 27 2007
Yonso Project, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) donated a variety of books worth several millions of cedis to the Yonso community library near Mampong.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Marital rape
Monday, August 27 2007
A 40-year-old farmer, was remanded into prison custody by a Kumasi Circuit Court for allegedly raping a 28-year-old married woman.
NATIONAL :
Psychos should handle victims
Monday, August 27 2007
Dr Erica Dickson, a Clinical Psychologist at 37 Military Hospital has called on Church authorities to ensure that victims of domestic violence had psychological counselling in addition to guidance by the church.
AMA :
Thief in the night
Monday, August 27 2007
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) is to embark on an unannounced operation to evacuate all hawkers from around the Makola Market and the Central Business District.
POLITICS :
Doc to contest NPP
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Dr Francis Nii Annang Sowah has been elected the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate to contest for the 2008 general election for the La Dadekotopon constituency seat.
    
AMA :
Korle project neglected
Tuesday, August 28 2007
The contractors executing the Korle Bridge project on the beach road at James Town in Accra have been urged to hasten work to ease vehicular traffic and congestion in the area especially during the rush hours.
NATIONAL :
Is the wrong use of language a generational malaise?
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Our Elders say as long as we continue to have heads so long would we continue to wear hats. Indeed we have to continuously strive for perfection in every sphere of endeavour.
AMENFI WEST :
Educationist goes to the polls
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Madam Agnes Sonful, a 56- year-old educationist with the Ghana Education Service, was elected as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate for the Amenfi West Constituency.
JOMORO :
DCE gets the nod for MP
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Mr. Martin Nyameke-Ackah, District Chief executive for the Jomoro District, has been elected as the New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary candidate for Jomoro constituency.
AMA :
Witness warned against perjury
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Mr Justice Samuel Glenn Baddoo, Chairman of the Committee investigating operational irregularities at the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), warned witnesses against telling lies to the Committee.
GA WEST:
Akpeteshie plus Indian hemp equals court
Tuesday, August 28 2007
A drinking bar attendant, at Kuntunase, near Pokuase  appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly selling to the public akpeteshie, a local alcoholic beverage laced with Indian hemp.
NATIONAL :
Starlets set to win the SAMBA
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Ghana’s Black Starlets offensive midfielder, Ransford Osei has said the team was not afraid of Brazil and gave the assurance that they would defeat their opponents to progress to the next stage of the competition.
KETU :
Tragic end of a musician
Tuesday, August 28 2007
An Aflao based musician, died on the spot in a motor accident near Denu on the Aflao-Accra highway on Sunday minutes before he was to launch a new album as part of a musical night at Hotel Makavo, Aflao.
TEMA :
Teenager in stunt stealing
Tuesday, August 28 2007
A 16-year-old boy was convicted by the Tema Circuit Court ’A’ for stealing 21 phones valued at 40 million cedis.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Drunk driver fined heavily
Tuesday, August 28 2007
A driver who was found to be driving while drunk has been sentenced to a fine of 9.6 million cedis by the Motor Court in Accra.
BIA :
Hard work wins election
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Mr Anthony Marshal Arpoh 31, a legal practitioner has been unanimously elected New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for Bia constituency for the 2008 general elections.
    
NATIONAL :
ROPAL; EC still preparing
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) says it will ask for money in next year’s budget for the implementation of the Representation of the People’s Amendment Law (ROPAL).
NZEMA EAST :
Nzemamanle joins Joseph train.
Tuesday, August 28 2007
A grand durbar of the chiefs and people of Nzema has taken place in Nkroful, the birthplace of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as part of  the launching of the Joseph Project.
KMA :
Krofofrom mourning
Tuesday, August 28 2007
The otherwise boisterous suburb of Krofofrom (New Tafo) in Kumasi went dead last Friday around midnight, when some notorious youth in the area assisted by their counterparts from Asawase, another suburb of the city, combined forces to lynch a soldier at the main traffic lights.
(KWAMEKROM) JASIKAN :
CPP elects executive committee at Biakoye
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Mr. Samuel Dzorkpe Nartey, Proprietor of Gameli International School at Kwamekrom has been elected Biakoye Constituency Chairman for the Convention Peoples Party at a constituency conference to elect a 13 member executives to run the affairs of the Party for the next four years.
     
OBUASI:
Demolition squad reaches OMA.
Tuesday, August 28 2007
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) has set up a five-member demolition squad to rid the municipality of all unauthorized structures that have brought congestions in some parts of the township.
POLITICS :
Ghana a model of democracy- commissioner
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Mr. Gordon Wetherell, out-going British High Commissioner to Ghana has described the country as "a model of democracy and stability" in the midst of conflicts in other parts of the African continent.
POLITICS :
Youth against violent elections
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Youth activists of seven political parties have pledged their commitment towards a violent free elections before, during and after the 2008 elections and called on the media and the security agencies to eschew biases and negative propaganda.
SUNYANI :
PNC elects brong chair.
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Nana Ampaabeng Kyeremeh, chief mechanic of S Y Barnieh Construction Company in Sunyani has been elected as the new Brong Ahafo Regional Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC).
SAEMA :
Minister cries out
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Professor Dominic Fobih, Minister of Education, Science and Sports had expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of work at the four training pitches and the external works at the Essipong sports Stadium.
KMA :
Rural banks urged to strengthen internal structures
Tuesday, August 28 2007
The ARB Apex Bank has put in place innovative measures to ensure that the activities of fraudsters operating in some rural banks in the country are nipped in the bud.
NATIONAL :
"SIKA DADA " more than half gone
Tuesday, August 28 2007
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has said that 60 per cent of the old currency had been withdrawn from circulation and replaced with the new currency.
NATIONAL :
Black Queens look Beijing-bound
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Ghana have recorded two wins in as many qualifiers for the Olympic women’s football tournament at Beijing 2008, with their win over South Africa on 25 August putting them three points clear of favourites Nigeria.
NATIONAL :
Consumer confidence positive
Tuesday, August 28 2007
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) gave the thumbs-up to the performance of the economy describing it as “quite robust” and decided to maintain the prime rate, the rate at which the Central Bank lends money to commercial banks, at 12.5 per cent.
EAST AKYEM:
Post office soon
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Mr Kofi Dua Adonteng, Managing Director of Ghana Post Company cut the sod for work to begin on a GH¢150,000 (1.5 billion cedis) post office at Kyebi.
    
KMA :
Rediculous order.
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Some nursing mothers with twins and triplets have taken to begging on the streets of Kumasi.
POLITICS :
GBC defends action
Tuesday, August 28 2007
The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation(GBC)has defended its decision to allow paid political broadcasts to be carried on its networks nationwide.
KMA :
Project to be completed in five months
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Mrs Alice Addai-Yeboah, Head of the Sokoban Resettlement Project in Kumasi, has indicated that the project would be completed by January next year.
    
KMA :
Development not individualistic
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Nana Afua Konadu, Chairperson of the Tafo Town Council in the Kumasi metropolis, has urged Assembly, Unit Committee members and residents to pool their resources towards the development of the area.
OBUASI :
MCE sounds warning drums
Tuesday, August 28 2007
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) has warned developers encroaching on the land belonging to the Christ the King Catholic Secondary School at Akapoliso to stop forthwith.
OBUASI :
Road accidents- the rates
Tuesday, August 28 2007
The Obuasi municipal is leading in road accidents in the Ashanti Region with a total of 50 cases with 15 deaths recorded since the beginning of this year.
ADANSI NORTH :
Health centre merits district hospital
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Nana Aboagye Agyemang II, Krontihene of Fomena, has appealed to the government to develop the Fomena Health Centre into a district hospital for the people of Adansi North.
ATWIMA- NWABIAGYA :
Workshop on education reform
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Mr Richard Owusu-Agyemang, Atwima-Nwabiagya District Community Participation Co-ordinator, has noted that gender equity is a vital component for effective promotion of quality education.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Health post gets facelift at 1.5 billion cedis
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Government has awarded the expansion and up-grading of Senya Beraku Health Post on contract at an estimated cost of GH¢150,000 (1.5 billion cedis).
    
AKWAPEM SOUTH :
Chief demands compensation
Tuesday, August 28 2007
Nana Opare Asinor, Adehene of Ahwerease in the Akwapem South District of the Eastern Region has appealed to the Ministry of Transportation for compensation for persons whose properties were destroyed during the construction of the Aburi - Manfe road.
MFANTSEMAN :
18 classrooms for methodist high
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Methodist High School at Saltpond is to get a 3.4 million Ghana cedi-block comprising 18 classrooms, two offices, a staff common room and a library.
  
POLITICS :
Akuffo Addo commends media
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo a presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), described the Ghanaian media as a "great pillar" of the nation’s democratic development.
POLITICS :
13 trust of Akuffo Addo
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, a presidential aspirant of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) declared his "13-Trust" for his presidency if he should lead the party to win the 2008 elections.
GOMOA :
MDCC denies clashes at Peace Festival
Wednesday, August 29 2007
There is absolute peace within the Musama Disco Christo Church (MDCC), the Reverend Samuel Soma Jehu-Appiah, General Secretary of the Church, has stated.
AGONA :
Chief laid to rest
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The mortal remains of the late Chief of Upper Bobikuma in the Agona District, Nana Yaw Buabeng X, was laid to rest on Saturday.
AGONA
NDC would reduce petroleum products prices
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) government would subsidize the prices of petroleum products and utility bills when it comes to power in 2009 to lessen the burden of Ghanaians, Mr. Samuel Valis Akyianu, Central Regional Chairman of the party has said.
GOMOA :
540 million for Islamic school
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Islamic Youth League of Ghana has constructed a 540-million cedis or 54 thousand Ghana Cedi-three classroom block and a dormitory by for the Islamic Training Centre at Gomoa Gyaman.
GOMOA :
Citizen builds clinic for community
Wednesday, August 29 2007
An eighty thousand-Euro clinic funded by Mr Jerry Bedu-Aidoo, a citizen of Gomoa Sampa in the Central Region based in Heidelberg in Germany, has been inaugurated in the town.
ASUTIFI :
Boakye Yiadom elected parliamentary candidate
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Mr Boakye Yiadom Boateng, 30, Sales and Operations Manager of a Guinness distribution company in Sunyani, has been elected as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate to contest the Asutifi South Constituency seat next year.
GOMOA :
Chiefs want to be appointees.
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Nana Okrah Tawiah V, Sampahene has requested an increase in the number of Chiefs as government appointees in the District Assemblies to involve them more in decision-making and implementation in the localities.
BUILSA :
Ensure viable banks.
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The 8th Annual General Meeting of the Builsa Community Bank Limited has ended at Sandema with a call on stakeholders to take corrective measures aimed at building a financially sound and viable bank that will take the leading role in mobilizing financial resources for the rapid development of the district.

AGONA :
NDC predicts victory in 2008
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Samuel Valis Akyianu, has stated that the Party would win massively with next year’s general election.
ASSIN SOUTH :
Call for more innovation in festivals
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The District Chief Executive for Assin South, Ms Millicent Alice Kuranchie, has promised to include Chiefs in the award of contracts by the Assembly in their communities.
NEW JUABEN :
We will win 26 seats in Eastern Region
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Eastern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Yaw Gyekye Amoabeng, has said the party would maintain all the 22 parliamentary seats that it won at the 2004 elections and win extra four seats in the region at the 2008 elections.
NZEMA EAST :
District to support project
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The first in the series of information sharing meetings on the proposed Southern Ashanti Gold Project of the Nzema East District has been held at Nkroful.
(ADA) DAMGME EAST:
2010, measures against sea erosion in the offing
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Mr Israel Narh Baako, Dangme East District Chief Executive, has said a fishing harbour would be built at Ada by 2010 as part of measures to stop sea erosion in the area.
AOWIN SUAMAN :
Remain loyal
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Dr John Frank Abu, Western Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the Party’s supporters and sympathisers to remain loyal and be resolute in their quest to regain political power in the 2008 general election.
NATIONAL :
Government taken on
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Secretary General of the Red Cross Society of Ghana, Mr. Andrews Frimpong, has accused the government of not supporting the society to enable it discharge its duty as mandated.
    
ACCRA :
I will not call my predecessors names - Mills
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Professor John Evans Atta Mills, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential Candidate, has reiterated that when he becomes the president of Ghana with a four-year mandate, he would not waste it on calling the predecessor government and his political opponents names.
(ADA) DAMGME EAST:
CAN 2008 is a major tourism event.
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Mr. Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations has said that the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2008) soccer fiesta to be hosted by Ghana would serve as a major tourism event.
TAMALE :
8 million goes into hospital
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Paabinaa Meriga Peace Initiative (PAMEPI), an NGO operating in the Northern Region, has donated items valued over 8 million cedis to the children’s ward of the Tamale Teaching Hospital.
SAEMA :
W/R, Conflicts the way forward
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Western Regional Peace Advisory Council has been inaugurated with a call on the members to support the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) in diffusing tension and facilitate the use of non-violent resolution of conflicts in the region.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Case adjourned
Wednesday, August 29 2007
An Accra Fast Track Court (FTC) has adjourned to September 10, the hearing of a motion for the abridgement of date for interlocutory injunction filed by the Ghana Lotto Operators Association (GLOA) restraining the National Lottery Authority (NLA) from going ahead with the implementation of the new Lotteries law.
AMA :
Nkrumaists urged to forge ahead in unity
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has called on politicians to ensure that Elections 2008 should be non-antagonistic and devoid of tension so that the electorate would breath fresh air to survive and keep the country’s democracy stable.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
10 years for a teenager.
Wednesday, August 29 2007
An 18-year- old trader has been sentenced to 10 year’s imprisonment with hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court for stealing a taxi valued 40 million cedis.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
3 years for forgery
Wednesday, August 29 2007
A trader who provided forged University of Ghana (UG) admission letters to two prospective students of the university was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment in hard labour by an Accra Circuit.
NATIONAL :
Live jacket for real
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Fishermen operating on the sea would now be required to put on live jackets, the Ministry of Fisheries said when it had its turn at the Meet the Press series held in Accra.
NATIONAL :
Tuna has numerous benefits
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Mrs. Gladys Asmah, Minister of Fisheries, has stressed the need for Ghana to explore the potentials of tuna fishing in order to make it one of the major foreign exchange earners.
AMA :
Why you must consume alot of cocoa
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Cocoa Producers Alliance (COPAL) says it has put in place strategies to increase cocoa and cocoa products consumption beyond the current three per cent across Africa.
CPP (AMA) :
Modern Neo colonialism
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Convention Peoples Party (CPP), said that the relationship between Africa and Europe under the guise of Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was one of the subtle forms of neo-colonialism.
    
NATIONAL :
99 million dollars for district cold stores
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Government has committed seven million euros from funds allocated from the Second Spanish Protocol towards the construction of six cold stores and refrigeration facilities at some fishing sites, Minister of Fisheries, Mrs Gladys Asmah said.
JASIKAN :
DCE debunks rumours
Wednesday, August 29 2007
 The Jasikan District Chief Executive (DCE) Mr. Solomon Donkor, has described reports of the inability of district assemblies to pay allowances of Community Teaching Assistants, engaged under the National Youth Employment Scheme (NYEP) as rumours.
KWAEBIBIREM :
School is not for food only
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Chief of Apinamang, Osabarima Oware Asare Pinkro in the Kwaebibrem District, has appealed to government to concentrate the school feeding programme in rural areas rather than in the urban areas.
POLITICS :
NDC NEW YORK meets Atta Mills
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential Candidate, Professor John Evans Atta Mills has reiterated that members of the NDC must be accommodating of ideas that may not be in sync with theirs. 
NATIONAL :
Leaving a lasting legacy
Wednesday, August 29 2007
A Reverend minister of the Calvary Baptist Church, Reverend Rex Nsiah Kusi has encouraged Ghanaian parents to endeavour to practice purposeful parenting and fulfilled leadership.
HO :
Crying is a savior
Wednesday, August 29 2007
An eleven-year old girl (name withheld) wept uncontrollably at a Ho Circuit Court pleading the court to free his father who was brought before it for stealing.
NATIONAL :
Ghana Win Samba dance
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Ghana needed all their courage and belief to defeat Brazil 1-0 in their Round of 16 encounter at Soccer Only Field in Gwangyang on Wednesday. Reduced to ten men in the first half, the Black Starlets owed their famous win to Issac Donkor’s strike.
BIRIM NORTH:
Theatre to enhance information dissemination
Wednesday, August 29 2007
A 40-member theatre troupe to promote community dialogue and action for sustainable development has been inaugurated at New Abirim in the Birim North District.
NATIONAL :
90 + 6
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The final whistle sounds.90’ +6’ Brazil flashes an effort off target.
90’ +6’ Ghana concede a free-kick following a challenge on Brazil.
AMA :
AMA denies wrong doing
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Mr. Joseph Okine, Chief Metro Guard at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and Mr. Samuel Mantey, Government Appointee for Osu Clottey Sub-Metro at the Assembly, have denied receiving money from Mr Daniel Adjetey, Chairman of Tema Station Traders’ Association in Accra.
CAPE COAST :
MMDCEs advised -minister
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Central Regional Minister, Nana Ato Arthur, has said that the Children’s Act enjoined metropolitan and district assemblies and decentralized departments to facilitate establishment of day care centres and other early childhood care and development (ECCD) institutions.
(ADA) DAMGME EAST:
Plahar for Ada
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Mr Kofi Plahar was elected unopposed as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Ada constituency.
BOLGATANGA :
250,000 energy bulbs for Upper East
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council  took delivery of 250,000 energy conservation bulbs from the Ministry of Energy for distribution to the eight municipal and districts in the Region
KMA :
Man very much alive
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Ghana Armed Forces says the soldier who was badly beaten by unidentified persons at Krofofrom in Kumasi on Saturday, is not dead contrary to media reports.
NATIONAL :
Tariffs go up
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Electricity tariffs are expected to go up by the end of the year as the energy situation improves.
AMA :
Kwame richer after court
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Peace FM’s famous presenter, Kwame Sefa-Kayi who was invited by the counsel for Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, ICU workers, Mr. Albert Adare, became  richer by One million cedis after leaving the court today.
CAPE COAST :
Crabs signify hope and prosperity
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Traditional priests of Oguaa area have performed rituals to lift a month-long ban on fishing in the Fosu lagoon to herald the celebration of this year’s ’Fetu Afahye’ of the chiefs and people of the area.
BOLGATANGA :
MMDCEs must be ready to avert disaster
Wednesday, August 29 2007
Burkina Faso is said to have spilled water in their dam into the White Volta in Ghana, without giving their Ghanaian counterparts adequate notice.
GA EAST:
Dispute over Achimota school
Wednesday, August 29 2007
A protracted dispute over ownership of the Achimota Preparatory and Junior Secondary School (JSS) has deepened with the two contending forces, Achimota School and the management of the basic school, both earning the legal rights.
OBUASI :
MCE refutes claims
Wednesday, August 29 2007
The Municipal Chief Executive of Obuasi, Hon. Joseph Kwadwo Boampong has said that the district has had a relatively minimal number of accidents in the area this year.
KMA
Abuse takes a different turn
Wednesday, August 29 2007
A minister of the Gospel and former footballer of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, who was chained for about two weeks for the purpose of exorcising an evil spirit that tormented him, has been rescued by the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice.
NKORANZA :
"Nkoranza education day".
Thursday, August 30 2007
The Nkoranza District Directorate of Education has set aside a day each year to honour best teachers and workers to promote education in the district.
DORMAA :
District must lift ban
Thursday, August 30 2007
The Dormaa Ahenkro Distillers and Retailers Union has called for the lifting of the district assembly’s seven-year ban on the distillation of the local gin, akpeteshie, in the district during the dry season.
WENCHI :
Assembly to give facelift to Busia’s residence
Thursday, August 30 2007
Bishop Charles Kwasi Konadu of Wenchi Diocese of the Methodist Church, has stressed the need for an attitudinal change among Ghanaians if the country was to make any meaningful headway in development.
KMA :
Assemblies must co-operate with the ICU
Thursday, August 30 2007
Mr Gilbert Awonyagah, Chairman of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), has appealed to barbering salon operators to adopt effective measures to eliminate quack operators among them.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
2010, measures against sea erosion in the offing
Thursday, August 30 2007
An Accra Fast Track High Court  adjourned to September 10 a contempt suit filed against Mr Napolean Kpoh, former General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Union.
AKATSI :
MMDAs must collaborate with NCCE
Thursday, August 30 2007
Mr Anthony Abledu, Akatsi District Chief Executive, has stressed the need for district assemblies to collaborate with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to intensify public education on the National Identification System (NIS).
BONGO :
Floods cause havoc
Thursday, August 30 2007
More than 100 hectares of land cropped with maize in the Bongo District was  washed away by floodwaters.
AMA :
Building pulled down
Thursday, August 30 2007
A building at the Ako Adjei Overpass in Accra used by the Osu Traditional Council, one of the two factions in the protracted Osu chieftaincy dispute, was pulled down by unknown persons.
DANGME EAST:
GPRTU urged to be on the alert
Thursday, August 30 2007
Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, has expressed concern about the upsurge of child trafficking across the borders and called for an effective campaign to stem it.
NZEMA EAST :
Operation one billion
Thursday, August 30 2007
The Nkroful Development Fund is set to raise more than one billion cedis this year to finance its planned projects and programmes.
NPP DECIDES 2007 :
Aspirant labasts detracters
Thursday, August 30 2007
Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor, one of the 17 NPP presidential aspirants , accused his political detractors of playing up his relations with President John Agyekum Kufuor as a cover up for their poor performance as public officers.
NATIONAL :
Ghana to host cocoa summit
Thursday, August 30 2007
Ghana is to host the second African Cocoa Summit from September 3- 5, 2007 under the auspices of President John Agyekum Kufuor.
NATIONAL :
GOIL floats shares
Thursday, August 30 2007
Ghana Oil Company, popularly known as GOIL is set to go public next Tuesday following final regulatory approval by the Securities Exchange Commission.
TEMA :
Drama at committee hearing
Thursday, August 30 2007
Mr Okyere Adu, a witness at the Justice Glenn Baddoo Committee of Enquiry, admitted lying to the Committee and pleaded for mercy.
AMA :
What’s new on Circle-Achimota road.
Thursday, August 30 2007
Sheikh I.C. Quaye, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has expressed satisfaction with the progress of work on the six-lane Kwame Nkrumah Circle-Achimota road, saying it would ease traffic on the route.
NATIONAL :
More work needed to check crime
Thursday, August 30 2007
Mr. Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister,has expressed concern about the proliferation of small arms, human and drug trafficking, currency counterfeiting and money laundering in the country.
SAEMA :
W/R draws blue print
Thursday, August 30 2007
The Western Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) will host a regional summit to brainstorm on how to harness and develop the abundant human and natural resources of the region for the benefit of the people.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Citizens appeal to government
Thursday, August 30 2007
The chief and people of Senya Beraku have appealed to the government to rehabilitate the road from Awutu-Beraku to Bontrase-Obrachire to facilitate movement of people and farm produce.
HO :
Avian Flu affects farmers
Thursday, August 30 2007
At least 312 poultry farmers the world over were reported to have contracted Avian Influenza, the deadly bird flu since it was first detected reports say.
POLITICS :
No negative politicking
Thursday, August 30 2007
Mr. Solomon Abbam Quaye, District Chief Executive for Awutu-Effutu-Senya has called on politicians to eschew negative politicking of abuse, intimidation and character assassination in the 2008 electioneering campaign.
MFANTSEMAN :
Borbor Fante
Thursday, August 30 2007
Five out of the seven traditional areas forming the "Borbor Fante," have concluded their Afahye festival with a non-denominational church service at Saltpond.
TEMA :
Free C.Ds
Thursday, August 30 2007
Hundreds of residents of Ashaiman, mostly the youth were  provided with free condoms by Peoples Dialogue for Human Settlement (PD) a non-governmental organization based in Accra.
NATIONAL :
ICT for the public sector
Thursday, August 30 2007
The Ministry of Communication and the Office of the Head of Civil Service are developing a scheme of service to attract more Information Technology and Management professionals into the public sector.
BOLGATANGA :
Special needs confab in region
Thursday, August 30 2007
The Upper East Region will host the 27th Annual Conference of Heads of Special Schools in Ghana.
    
BUILSA :
Assembly to undertake demolition exercise
Thursday, August 30 2007
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Alhassan Samari, has ordered the Builsa District Assembly to pull down houses and structures that have been built on water ways in the Sandema township.
WA EAST:
District cut off
Thursday, August 30 2007
The Chief and people of Kundungu traditional area, in the Wa East District have appealed to government to consider linking the main road from the town to the Northern and Upper East Regions.
    
AHAFO ANO SOUTH :
Proper storage preserves for 20 years
Thursday, August 30 2007
Mr Amos Adom, District Officer in-charge of Post Harvest and Engineering of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) in the Ahafo-Ano South District, has appealed to farmers to maintain quality storage principles and directives at all times in their activities.
AWUTU EFFUTU SENYA :
Commander advises filling stations
Thursday, August 30 2007
Managers and attendants of petrol filling stations have been asked to ensure that naked fires are about fifty yards away from their stations to avoid an outbreak of fire.
NATIONAL :
All shall pass
Thursday, August 30 2007
Professor George P. Hagan, Chairman of the Centre for National Culture (CNC) has said that the patronage of indecent dressing by the youth would soon be a thing of the past.
ATWIMA MPONUA :
2010, measures against sea erosion in the offing
Thursday, August 30 2007
Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Atwima-Mponua has provided GH¢50,000 (500 million cedis) from his share of the MP’s common fund to some deprived communities to solve their water problems.
AHAFO ANO SOUTH :
Relief items reach victims
Thursday, August 30 2007
The Ahafo-Ano District Assembly has presented 68 packets of roofing sheets valued at GH¢7,000 (70 million cedis) to 68 disaster victims at Mpasaso to re-roof their buildings affected by a recent rainstorm.
WA :
PSWU elects officers
Thursday, August 30 2007
The Upper West Regional branch of the Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) of the Trades Union Congress has elected a four-member executive with Miss Fati Seidu Tambro, an Accountant of the Ghana Health Service in Wa as its Regional Chairperson.
BIBIANI ANHWIASO BEKWAI :
SHS to be established
Thursday, August 30 2007
The Sefwi-Anhwiaso Traditional Council has set aside GH¢30,000 (300 million cedis) for the establishment of a Senior High School (SHS) at Sefwi-Anhwiaso to absorb the numerous junior secondary school leavers in the area.
GA WEST :
Seven communities plant trees
Thursday, August 30 2007
Seven communities in the Ga West District are to undertake a tree planting exercise around their homes to serve as windbreak to protect their buildings against rainstorms.
    
DORMAA :
Accident kills two
Thursday, August 30 2007
Two persons died on the spot when a Toyota bus with registration number BA 1378 Y skidded off the road and somersaulted near Tutukrom on the Dormaa-Ahenkro-Kyeremasu road.
EAST AKIM :
800 million power project
Thursday, August 30 2007
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South  inaugurated electrification projects in five communities within his constituency.
    
AMA :
Child traders a negative impact
Thursday, August 30 2007
Nii Ayibontey II, Gbese Mantse, has advised parents and guardians, especially fishermen and fishmongers not to engage their children and wards in trading activities.
(NPP) (TECHIMAN) :
Prof gets the nod
Friday, August 31 2007
Professor Christopher Ameyaw-Akumfi, Minister of Ports, Harbours and Railways was elected as Techiman North Parliamentary candidate to contest the 2008 general election on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
    
NATIONAL :
GBC not for sale
Friday, August 31 2007
Dr. Raymond Atuguba, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana has said to sell GBC was to sell the potential voices of the Ghanaian and African people to pave the way for their complete oppression by national and global forces.
BIRIM NORTH :
Capitation grant is not fair
Friday, August 31 2007
A Survey conducted by the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has revealed that public schools received less than the 30,000 cedis capitation grant per child due to deductions made at the various stages.
NZEMA EAST:
Urban council for Axim
Friday, August 31 2007
The 21- Member Axim Urban Council has been inaugurated at Axim with Mr. Kobina Yankah as chairman.
KINTAMPO SOUTH :
New executive to manage affairs
Friday, August 31 2007
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Kintampo South has elected a nine-member new executive to manage the affairs of the Party and also prepare the grounds for the Party to win the parliamentary seat next year.
SAVELUGU/NANTON :
ADB supports farmers with 2 million dollars
Friday, August 31 2007
The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) will invest more than two million dollars to promote large-scale cultivation of cotton, mango and sheanuts in the three Northern Regions, its management has said.
BOLE :
Books translated into local languages
Friday, August 31 2007
The Assistant Literacy Manager for Ghana Institute of Linguistics Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT) , Mr. Peter Wangara Amoah  has disclosed that, three booklets have been translated into local languages for better understanding.
NATIONAL :
NADMO receives report.
Friday, August 31 2007
The British Army’s Joint Civil Military Co-operation (CIMIC) group, has stressed the need to improve the National Disaster Management Organisation’s (NADMO) effectiveness and that of other relevant organizations in coordinating disaster preparedness plan.
HO :
Nurses support cured lepers
Friday, August 31 2007
The Volta Region Public Health Nurses group has presented food items and clothing to discharged leper camps near and  in the outskirts of the Ho township.
NATIONAL :
WAMZ defends redenomination
Friday, August 31 2007
The West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) has stated that re-denomination of national currencies in the region was not inconsistent with the introduction of the West African currency, ECO, set to be rolled out in December 2009 in the five member-countries.
BOLGATANGA :
Contractors carry red flag
Friday, August 31 2007
A survey carried out by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in the Upper East Region indicates that there is growing discontent among contractors undertaking dam projects, as a result of undue delays in payments for work done.
TOLON/ KUMBUNGU :
Protect facilities
Friday, August 31 2007
At least 30,000 farmers have benefited from a food security project initiated by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA-Ghana) 11 years ago and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) reports say.
SAEMA :
INTERPOL investigates trafficking
Friday, August 31 2007
The Ghana branch of the International Police Organisation (INTERPOL) is to visit Shama next week to ascertain whether 31 children found in a bus at the Cote d’Ivoire border were being trafficked or on their way to visit their fathers as some of the children have claimed.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Fours years for police station robbery
Friday, August 31 2007
A 56 year-old auto mechanic who stole a car battery from a vehicle parked on the premises of the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service at Odorkor in Accra was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment with hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court.
BOLGATANGA :
GAF to do accessments
Friday, August 31 2007
A team from the 48 Engineer Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces inspected bridges in the Upper East Region to assess the extent of damage caused to them following heavy rains last week.
AMA :
300 million goes into vocational training
Friday, August 31 2007
The International Labour Organization,(ILO) has trained 28 people in vocational skills in the Ashiedu Keteke Sub Metro  in Accra, reports say.
HO :
ICT centre for staff
Friday, August 31 2007
Major-General Samuel Annum Odotei, Chief of Army Staff  inaugurated an Internet Café for staff and family of the 66 Artillery Regiment (Volta Barracks) in Ho.
CPP (HO) :
Bring the sheep to the fold
Friday, August 31 2007
Mr Vincent Noagbedzi, Volta Regional Organizer of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) has urged the party’s constituency executives to rise up to the task of winning more people into their fold.
    
CPP (AMA) :
Call for code of conduct
Friday, August 31 2007
Dr Kwaku Osafo, an aspiring Flag bearer of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) has urged the party’s Central Committee to immediately come out with a code of conduct for all the aspirants to ensure sanity in their campaign.
AMANSIE CENTRAL :
Rural bank makes huge profit
Friday, August 31 2007
Management of Odotobri Rural Bank at Jacobu in Amansie Central District of Ashanti made GH¢180,000 (1.8 billion cedis) profit within the first six months of this fiscal year.
KMA :
No self destruction
Friday, August 31 2007
Alhaji Audu Rauf, a Resource Person of the New Patriotic party (NPP) in Kumasi has said that the party was not ready for self-destruction.
SAEMA :
Children for begging is illegal
Friday, August 31 2007
The use of disabled children in begging for alms is an offence and a violation of both the Disability Bill of 2006 and the Children’s Act of 1998, Mr Anthony E Amoah, Western Regional Minister had said.
ASANTE AKIM NORTH :
Attack on child labour
Friday, August 31 2007
The Asante-Akim North and South Districts have stepped up their fight and commitment against child labour especially in the cocoa industry.
    
NEW JUABEN :
Pay your levy, rates, fees and licenses.
Friday, August 31 2007
Nana Adjei Boateng, New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, has urged the public to re-orient themselves and understand that the business of managing the municipality was not the sole responsibility of the Assembly.
NATIONAL :
Did your ward get placement?
Friday, August 31 2007
One hundred and sixty six thousand eight hundred and seven (166,807) Basic Education certificate examination (BECE) candidates out of the 330,000 who wrote this year’s examination have qualified for placement into senior high schools and technical institutions in the country.
KWAHU WEST :
Community development boosted
Friday, August 31 2007
A pottery project at the cost of 70 million cedis for the people of Nkawanda in the Kwahu West district in the Eastern region has been initiated.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Breach of peace equals court
Friday, August 31 2007
A circuit court at Asamankese sentenced Yaw Amponsah Benoah, a farmer at Asuom in the Kwaebibirem District to a fine of eight million cedis (GH800) for offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace.
BOLGATANGA :
Minister cries for help
Friday, August 31 2007
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Alhassan Samari, has appealed to government, charitable organisations, religious bodies and non-governmental organisations to make available emergency relief aid to victims of the recent floods in the region.
KWAEBIBIREM :
Police station for district
Friday, August 31 2007
A GH¢2,500 (250 million-cedi) Police Station, built by the chiefs and people of Akyem Apinamang in the Kwaebibirem District, was inaugurated.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Defilement merits seven years
Friday, August 31 2007
A 33 year old driver, Daniel Saddah of Abotoase near Worawora in the Jasikan district, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for defiling and impregnating a 15-year old Junior Secondary School (JSS) student.
KMA :
Otumfuo commends colleagues
Friday, August 31 2007
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has commended the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs for initiating Traditional Authority Partnership Project with other traditional authorities to enhance the socio-economic progress of the Region.
CRIME AND JUSTICE :
Defilement merits 10 years
Friday, August 31 2007
A 32-year-old manservant, who defiled an 11 year-old girl was on  sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court.
WINNEBA :
Central Regional DCEs meet to strategise
Friday, August 31 2007
Chief Executives in the local assemblies in the Central Region have gathered for a three day strategic meeting to formulate policies on governance, learn form each other and share best practices.