(KUMASI) KMA :
Pensioners urged to create new image for themselves
Saturday, August 01 2009

Mr Edward Ameyibor, General-Secretary of the National Pensioners Association of the Social Security and National Trust Association (SSNIT), has called on pensioners of the scheme to put their vast experiences at the disposal of society.

BEKWAI :
MP assists schools
Saturday, August 01 2009

Mr Joe Osei-Owusu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante-Bekwai, has donated large quantities of assorted reading and text books to the Bekwai Municipal Directorate of Education to be distributed to basic and Senior High Schools in his constituency.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Anloga carpenters to relocate
Saturday, August 01 2009

The Anloga Carpenters Union in Kumasi has set August 24 as the deadline to relocate to their new site at the Sokoban Wood Village to pave way for work to start on the Anloga-Asokwa bypass road.

CAPE COAST :
Assist Africa to regain its past glory -Minister
Saturday, August 01 2009

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah has called on Africans in the Diaspora to help rejuvenate Africa to gain its past glory.

NSAWKAW :
President calls for audit of assemblies
Saturday, August 01 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has directed the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to have all metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies audited to know the extent of their indebtedness.

(KUMASI) KMA :
SMEs, key to Ghana’s economic development – Dean of KNUST
Saturday, August 01 2009

Mr Joseph M. Frimpong, Dean of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) School of Business, has decried the minimal support given to the Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Ghana to host this year’s International Tourism Day Celebration
Saturday, August 01 2009

Ghana would host this year’s International Celebration of the World Tourism Day in Accra from September 21-27.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Vodafone workers reject compulsory redundancy programme
Saturday, August 01 2009

Unionized workers of Vodafone Ghana has vehemently rejected the recently announced compulsory redundancy programme, targeted at 950 workers.

ACCRA :
Communications goes beyond looks and eloquence – Cobbah
Saturday, August 01 2009

Ms. Esther Cobbah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Strategic Communications (STRATCOM) Africa, said the days when corporate organisations placed premium on looks and eloquence when hiring people for sales and communications related jobs were over.

CHEREPONI:
Parliament loses Chereponi Member
Sunday, August 02 2009

The Member of Parliament for Chereponi, Doris Asibi Seidu is dead.
Read her profile

NATIONAL :
Government to present mid-term budget
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has indicated that Government would present a mid-term budget to Parliament this month to review the fiscal year.

ASSIN NORTH:
Azumah-Mensah pushes for stronger PANAFEST
Sunday, August 02 2009

The Minister of Tourism Saturday called for the strengthening of PANAFEST and Emancipation structures, to attract more people to participate in the celebrations of the events.

AGONA WEST:
Stalwarts to halt NPP Constitution amendment
Sunday, August 02 2009

The Agona West Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party  has appealed to stalwarts of the party to intervene and stop the call to amend the party’s constitution.

NATIONAL:
Oil production to start next year - Tullow
Sunday, August 02 2009

Tullow Ghana Limited, one of the companies involved in oil exploration in the country, has reaffirmed its commitment to start producing oil by the last quarter of next year.

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA:
Good education key to crime reduction
Sunday, August 02 2009

The Awutu Senya Municipal Director of Education Saturday said parents’ interest to see their wards climb up higher on the educational ladder is of prime necessity to crime reduction.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Police launches revised patrol operation
Sunday, August 02 2009

The Eastern Regional Police Command Saturday launched a revised patrol operation in the New Juaben Municipality, code named “Tent City” to intensify security in the area.

AGONA WEST:
School authorities to destroy seized mobile phones
Sunday, August 02 2009

Parents of students of Agona Kwayanko Secondary/Technical School, have finally agreed with the school authorities to destroy about 20 mobile phones seized from their children.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Ghana to become desert in 23 years if...
Monday, August 03 2009

Ghana faces the threat of losing its forest cover and becoming a desert if the current rate of deforestation continues without support from all stakeholders in efforts to switch on to the use of regenerative and early maturing plant species, a Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Henry Kamel Ford has warned.

BOLGATANGA :
BOLGTANGA : Assemblies in Upper East urged to develop land banks
Monday, August 03 2009

The Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, Hon. Lucy Awuni has urged Municipal and District Assemblies in the region to create land banks and ensure proper layout of lands for orderly development of the area.

(WALEWALE) WEST MAMPRUSI :
Assembly bans use of agro-chemicals
Monday, August 03 2009

The Mamprusi West District in the Northern Region has banned the use of weedicide and agro-chemicals in human settlements, because it has been proved to be harmful to the people and domestic animals.

(PAGA) KASSENA NANKANA :
District security committees urged to redouble efforts
Monday, August 03 2009

District Security Committees (DISEC) have been asked to be proactive and work closely with stakeholders to maintain the peace in the country.


(KODIE) AFIGYA-KWABRE : Assembly members urged to check illegal tree felling
Monday, August 03 2009

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Afigya-Kwabre, Hon. Kwaku Oppong-Kyekyeku has called on the Assembly members to help check illegal tree felling in the district.

NATIONAL :
Government votes US$200,000 for Hajj Pilgrims
Monday, August 03 2009

Government has expended 200,000 US dollars as residential expenses for prospective Muslims, who are to make the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca this year.

(BUOKROM) KMA :
: Parents urged to send children with disability to school
Monday, August 03 2009

A Coordinator of the Special Education Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Kumasi, Madam Juliana Osei has called on parents living with children with disabilities to endeavour to enrol them in school.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
: Assemblies urged to step-up flow of health information
Monday, August 03 2009

The Co-ordinating Director for Akuapim South Municipal Assembly, Mr Kenneth Osman has called on Assemblies to step-up the flow of information on health issues, especially on communicable diseases to their people.

EJISU-JUABEN
: Three burn to death
Monday, August 03 2009

A fatal accident on the Boakra-Kumasi highway road led  to the death of three people and two others getting severely injured, when a Benz bus and a private salon had a head on collision at Boankra at the weekend.

HO :
Weekly endurance walks for Volta Police
Monday, August 03 2009

The Volta Regional Police Commander, Mr David Ampah-Benin has instituted a weekly endurance walk for police personnel at the regional directorate and other police units in Ho.

AMA
: More police in our communities
Monday, August 03 2009

Police in the Accra Metropolis have intensified its patrols and road checks to reduce the incidence of armed robbery and other crimes in the metropolis.

KMA
: Resident appauled.
Monday, August 03 2009

Some residents in Kumasi have described as callous and barbaric the conduct of a heavily built man said to have forcibly had sex with a 19-year old girl in public.

NATIONAL
: Former DCEs indicted.
Monday, August 03 2009

A Deputy Information Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has revealed some District Chief Executives under the previous government executed projects only on paper.

(KORLE-BU) AMA :
Public Health System is Collapsing-Frimpong Boateng
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The Director of the National Cardiothoracic Centre (NCTC), Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has expressed concern about the collapsing public health delivery system in Ghana and called for measures to arrest the factors contributing to the decay.  

(KUMASI) KMA :
Armed robberies attributed to insiders
Monday, August 03 2009

Assistant Superintendent of Police Nicholas Opare Ofosuhene, the Manhyia District Police Commander in Kumasi, has said about 80 per cent of armed robbery cases recorded in the Ashanti Region last year were carried out with the active connivance of insiders.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
“Review policy on pre-paid metres”-Ofosu-Ampofo
Monday, August 03 2009

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has appealed to the Electricity Company of Ghana to review its policy on the use of pre-paid meters for hospitals that administer the Anti-Retroviral drugs (ART) for HIV/AIDS patients.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Internal Auditors attends congress
Monday, August 03 2009

The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe, has appealed to lending institutions to avoid giving loans that would become toxic assets on their balance sheets and as a consequence require bailout from the government.

(TONGO) TALENSI-NABDAM :
Farmers urged to plant trees
Monday, August 03 2009

World Vision, a non-governmental organization, has launched a project to encourage farmers and individuals in the Talensi-Nabdam District to use local tree species to go into forestation and to reclaim bare lands.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
NHIS urged to intensify education
Monday, August 03 2009

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has challenged managers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to deepen public education on the negative effects of abusing the system.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
NHIS managers urged to intensify education
Monday, August 03 2009

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has challenged managers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to deepen public education on the negative effects of abusing the system.

ACCRA:
Ambitious malaria elimination programme in the offing
Monday, August 03 2009

The Ministry of Health will embark on a National Malaria Elimination Programme in October, to make Ghana the first country in Africa to eliminate the disease.

ASUOGYAMAN:
Volta Lake Transport receives government support
Monday, August 03 2009

The Ministry of Transport Monday assured staff of the Volta Lake Transport Company of the necessary support and protection to enable them to carry out their social services to communities living along the banks of the Volta Lake.

CAPE COAST:
Be conversant with criminal code - Judge
Monday, August 03 2009

A Circuit Court judge in Cape Coast Monday charged the police to be conversant with the criminal code in order to ensure the preferment of appropriate charges against accused persons.

ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
’Halt decline of forest resources’
Monday, August 03 2009

The Atwima Nwabiagya District Manager of the Forest Service Division of the Forestry Commission, has expressed concern about the fast pace at which the country is losing its forests and appealed to all, especially community leaders, to be more supportive of measures to halt it.

ACCRA:
Uniliver pushes for committment
Monday, August 03 2009

The Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Ghana says promoting investment and improving productivity are ingredients for socio-economic development of the country.

(NEW ABIREM) BIRIM NORTH:
New Abirem to undertake development projects
Monday, August 03 2009

The people of New Abirem in the Birim North District have embarked upon a number of development projects aimed at opening up the town to enhance their living standards.

(KUMASI) KMA:
100 students trained in vocational skills
Monday, August 03 2009

All Schools for Christ Ministry, a Christian Non Governmental Organization (NGO), has within the last decade assisted more than 100 students to acquire employable skills.

KUMASI:
Open to air rapist remanded
Monday, August 03 2009

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Circuit Court, has remanded into prison custody, a 28-year-old Accra-based gym instructor for rape and robbery.

NATIONAL :
Government reverts to three-year Senior High School
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Cabinet has approved the proposal to revert to three years of Senior High School (SHS) education from the present four years, the Minister of Education, Hon. Alex Narh Tettey-Enyo has announced.

(DALUN) TOLON KUMBUNGU :
5,151 graduates shepeherds integrated into formal schools
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Over 5,151 graduates from the School For Life (SFl), a non formal school system for shepherd boys and girls have since September 2008 been integrated into the formal school system.

ACCRA :
Nurses urged to revisit core values of profession
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Benjamin Kumbour has called on nurses to revisit the core values of their profession and design new approaches for improved and effective results in the nation’s health delivery.

TAMALE :
700,000 Ghanaian children not in school
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The Tamale Metropolitan Director of Education, Mr Edward Gayuoni has indicated that about 700,000 Ghanaian children of school going age are not in school and over 54 per cent of them are females.

TAMALE :
Youth urged to avoid criminal activities
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Stephen Sumani Nayina has called on the youth to stay away from anti-social vices and instead pursue careers that would enhance their personal development.

NATIONAL :
President Calls For Forensic Audit on MMDA’s
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Following a directive from the President for the immediate auditing of the accounts of all metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs), more details of the state of indebtedness and malfeasance at the assemblies have emerged.

(CASTLE) AMA :
Veep asks WHO to issue licence to local drug manufacturers
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) to overcome setbacks that cause delays in granting of license to local drug manufacturing companies.

ASUTIFI :
Newmont Ghana invests to reduce child mortality
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL), the Ahafo project, has instituted a programme to help reduce child morbidity and mortality in Tano North and Asutifi Districts in Brong-Ahafo Region.

(AKOKERI) OBUASI:
Patrol team kills notorious robber
Tuesday, August 04 2009

A suspected armed robber was on Sunday killed at Akrokeri near Obuasi in an exchange of fire with a police/military patrol team.  

NATIONAL
: Veep denies politicization accusations.
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Monday denied media reports that government was politicising this year’s Hajj.

NATIONAL :
Annual ban on hunting begins
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The annual ban on hunting, otherwise known as “close season”, has began and would end on Monday, December 1, 2009, according to a statement from the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission.

BOLGATANGA
: Mentally handicapped to gain independence
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The Programme for Rural Integrated Development(PRIDE), a Non-Governmental Organization operating in the Upper East and Northern Regions, presented 31 sewing machines and fitting kits to stabilized mentally-ill and epileptic patients in the Upper East Region, to enable them to have vocational training.

KMA
: Northern girls to become maths and science champs.
Tuesday, August 04 2009

About 200 school girls drawn from four districts in the Northern Region are benefiting from a week long girls’ science, mathematics and technology camp at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN
: MMDCEs should leave us alone- Judge
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The supervising High Court judge of Koforidua, Justice G.S. Suurubareh , has advised Municipal and District Chief Executives in  the Eastern region to allow the judiciary to have its independence.

WA
:Robbers can be killed
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Mr. Mahmud Khalid, Upper West Regional Minister, has said armed robbers deserved the “shoot to kill” response they were currently getting from the military and police personnel because criminals never have respect for the rights of other people. “

NATIONAL
: Premix fuel to be changed
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Government has directed the Tema Oil Refinery to change the colour of the pre-mix fuel. Deputy Information Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said the move is to check smuggling.

TEMA
: NSS calls for volunteerism.
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Mr Samuel Ayim-Ankomah, Tema Metro Co-ordinator of the National Service Scheme (NSS), has said it was important to encourage the spirit of volunteerism among the youth.

(KASOA) GA SOUTH
: Leave the police out.
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The Kasoa District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Jordan Quaye, has reiterated that the police do not dabble in chieftaincy matters and debt collection.

(AKOSOMBO)ASUOGYAMAN
: Water level in the dam for today
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of Volta River Authority on Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009.

AMA
: Hundreds demonstrate against 6month old government
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Hundreds of Ghanaians joined members of the Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), Tuesday morning to demonstrate against what they said are injustices and harsh living conditions under the Atta Mills administration.

BIRIM NORTH
:Health centre gets new place
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The New Abirem Health Centre has moved to its new spacious buildings which are located near where it has been operating since 1973.

SUNYANI
: Minister praises civil servant.
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye–Marfo, the Brong–Ahafo Regional Minister, has commended Mr. Francis Opoku Boateng, the former Regional Coordinating Director, as an excellent and experienced civil servant who worked with exemplary dedication and commitment to his work.

AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM
: Man remanded for attempting to bribe
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The Ajumako District Magistrate Court presided over by Mr Kwasi Boakye Enimil has remanded in prison custody a man who allegedly assaulted his girl friend and attempted to bribe the judge who will sit on the case.

WA :
Robbers deserve “shoot to kill” response –Minister
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Mahmud Khalid, said armed robbers deserved the “shoot to kill” response they were currently getting from the military and police personnel because criminals never have respect for the rights of other people.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM :
NDC prepares for Akwatia election
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the Eastern Regional Minster, has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would leave no stone unturned to ensure that it captured the Akwatia seat.

(ODUMASE KROBO) LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Assembly to tackle sanitation
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The Manya Krobo District Chief Executive, Hon. Isaac Agbo-Tetteh has announced that clean-up exercises would be organised every six weeks on Fridays as a measure to keep and ensure clean and healthy environment.

KADJEBI:
DCE appeals to heads of departments to be non-partisan
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Mr Seth Frank Alifui, Kadjebi District Chief Executive (DCE), has cautioned Heads of Departments to be non-partisan in the discharge of their duties.

ACCRA :
TOR to supply coloured premix
Tuesday, August 04 2009

The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) would from Monday August 10, 2009 change the colour of premix fuel to blue to help to put a stop to the diversion of the commodity which is heavily subsidized and meant solely for use by the fishing community.

ACCRA :
Nurses urged to revisit core values of profession - Deputy Minister
Tuesday, August 04 2009

Dr Benjamin Kumbour, Deputy Minister of Health, has called on nurses to revisit the core values of their profession and design new approaches for improved and effective results in the nation’s health delivery.

TAMALE :
Girls to be exposed to science, technology and mathematics
Tuesday, August 04 2009

About 200 school girls drawn from four districts in the Northern Region are benefiting from a week long girls’ science, mathematics and technology camp at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi.

NATIONAL :
Economy on Track – Duffuor
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The economy is more stable now than it was at the beginning of the year, Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor has indicated.

ACCRA :
Armed Forces sharpen strategies against armed robbers
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Peter Augustine Blay has said  the Ghana Armed Forces had sharpened its intelligence and tactical strategies to deal with the menace of armed robbery.

ACCRA :
Workers appeal to Government to make public the oil agreement
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Ghana Mines Workers Union (GMWU) has appealed to the Government to make public the oil agreement to enable Ghanaians to form informed opinion.

(TESHIE) LEDZEKUKU-KROWOR :
Pharmaceutical Society organises health outreach programme at Teshie
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has organised a health outreach programme during which a large number of people were screened and treated of various diseases at Teshi

(KUMASI) KMA :
Ashanti MPs assured of prompt release of common fund
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Chief Executive of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Hon. Samuel Sarpong has assured Members of Parliament (MPs) in the Metropolis of the prompt release of their share of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF) to support development programmes in their constituencies.

(SUAME) KMA :
Mechanic goes in 20 years for defilement
Wednesday, August 05 2009

A 55-year-old mechanic has been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 12-year-old girl

(NKAWIE) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA :
Training programme for GHS motorbike riders underway
Wednesday, August 05 2009

A six-day training programme in motorbike riding for some health personnel from three districts in the Ashanti Region is underway at Nkawie in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District.

ACCRA :
Guidelines for local language broadcasting launched
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Minister of Communication, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu has appealed to the media to reflect on media ethics to promote national unity and cohesion instead of engaging in sensationalism that created panic, fear and unnecessary anxiety amongst the populace.  

ACCRA :
Government worried about forcible redundancy at Vodafone – Iddrisu
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Minister of Communication, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu has expressed dissatisfaction about the decision by Vodafone Ghana to forcibly lay off some of its workforce as part of its restructuring process.

ACCRA :
GPRTU entreats Government to intervene
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPTRU), Hon. Alhaji Eesa Tetteh has appealed to the Government to stop the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) programme because it was neither in the interest of commuters nor the Union.

NATIONAL
: Cardio seeks 25 million dollars
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The National Cardiothoracic Centre is seeking $25 million to relocate and build a Cardiothoracic Hospital for Ghana.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Assemblyman worried about floods in KMA
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Assemblyman of Ahenbronum Electoral Area at Old Tafo in Kumasi, has expressed concern about the recent floods in the Kumasi Metropolis and attributed the problem to the construction of houses in waterways.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Month long Art/Crafts exhibition opens in Kumasi
Wednesday, August 05 2009

An Art and Craft Exhibition to showcase art works in the Ashanti Region has opened in Kumasi.

ACCRA :
Thousands join AFAG Demo
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Thousands of people on Tuesday joined the Alliance For Accountable Governance (AFAG), a pressure group, to embark on a demonstration against what they described as “the worsening economic situation in the country”.

ACCRA :
CWU issue ultimatum to Vodafone management
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The National Executive of the Communications Workers Union (CWU), have warned that they would advise themselves if the management of Vodafone Ghana did not retract a letter issued to individual workers informing them of the compulsory redundancy and also inviting applications for voluntary exit.

HO
: 60 boreholes for some communities
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Globeserve Ministries International, a Christian NGO, with the assistance of its foreign partners, has constructed 60 boreholes for communities in seven districts in the Volta and Eastern regions.

AMA :
Ga mantse speaks on education
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah III, has called on stakeholders in the educational sector to review the curriculum of the Junior and Senior High Schools to make them relevant to the needs of the youth.

HOHOE
: Chief supports change
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Togbega Gabusu VI, the Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional Area, has commended the government for its decision to revert the duration of the Senior High School (SHS) to three years.
    

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN
: Police worried about hit and run.
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Superintendent of Police James Sarfo-Peprah, the Eastern Regional Commander of the MTTU, has expressed worry over the recent spate of vehicles knocking down people and warned that any driver found culpable of the road traffic laws would be dealt with.

(AKOSOMBO)ASUOGYAMAN
: Water level in the dam for today
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of Volta River Authority on Wednesday, August 5, 2009.

KETU SOUTH
: Assemblyman torn between two.
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Mr Francis Bedzo, Assembly Member for Denu in the Ketu-South District, is torn between two bickering chieftaincy litigants in the area, with each side demanding he shunned the other or remain redundant.

KWAHU EAST
:Community teachers being trained
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The International Foundation for Education for Self Help (IFESH), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), has started training 260 community teachers in three centres in the country. 

AKUAPEM SOUTH
: Assembly acquires grader
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the Eastern Regional Minister, has inaugurated a GHC 473,000.00 grader for the Akuapem South District at a ceremony at the premises of the assembly at Nsawam.

AMA
:Child Panel at assembly.
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Dr Alfred Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Chief Executive Officer, on Tuesday advised parents whose children trade at unauthorized places, especially on the roads in the city, to stop them since very soon they would be made to face the Assembly’s newly established Child Panel.
    

(KORLE BU) AMA :
Rawlings commends Cardio Centre
Thursday, August 06 2009

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has commended the National Cardiothoracic Centre (NCTC) for the excellent way it has been treating cardiovascular diseases.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Accra Mall thief before court
Thursday, August 06 2009

A sound engineer, who allegedly tampered with security systems of the Game Discount World at the Accra Mall and made away with mobile phones and other electronic products valued at GH¢29,000 cedis, has appeared before a Circuit Court in Accra.

NATIONAL
: Domestic revenue important
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Mr Pius Austin, a tax practitioner at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP), has called for efforts to mobilize more domestic revenue to meet the country’s expenditure to wean her of donor funding.

ATIWA:
Projects yet to be completed
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Most of the contracts awarded in 2006 and 2007 for the construction of social amenities such as classroom blocks, places of convinience and boreholes in the Atiwa District have not been completed.

SEFWI-WIASO:
Four Sefwi road projects handed over
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Four newly upgraded projects in the Sefwi-Bekwai area have been handed over to the Ghana Highway Authority.

NATIONAL:
Mine workers threaten nationwide strike
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Mine Workers Union is incensed by severe wage disparities between expatriate and local workers and has threatened a nationwide strike.

KADJEBI:
DCE advises departmental heads
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Kadjebi District Chief Executive has cautioned Heads of Department to be non-partisan in the discharge of their duties.

BOLGATANGA:
Guinea worm eradication on course
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Partners in the eradication of guinea worm in Ghana have expressed optimism that the country will be able to break the transmission of the disease by the end of this year.

NATIONAL:
MPs to have research assistants
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Members of Parliament (MPs) have, till the end of this month, to choose some 230 graduates from the nation’s tertiary institutions to act as their research assistants.

OFFINSO:
Assembly tackles child labour issues
Wednesday, August 05 2009

Ten Child Panels have been set up in ten cocoa growing areas in the Offinso Municipality to monitor, identify and take appropriate action to deal with child labour cases.

ACCRA:
MiDA to construct 278 classroom blocks
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), the implementing entity of agriculture and rural transformation project, is to start the construction of 278 three and six-classroom blocks in all the 30 districts of the three intervention zones of MiDA.

CAPE COAST:
Premix Distribution Committees inaugurated
Wednesday, August 05 2009

The Deputy Minister in charge of Fisheries, Nii Amasah Namoale, has inaugurated eight beach landing committees to oversee the administration of premix in fishing communities in the Cape Coast, Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK) and Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) areas of the Central Region at separate ceremonies.

(KUMASI) KMA :
COCOBOD allocates GH¢1.3m to fight child labour
Thursday, August 06 2009

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), has allocated GH¢1.3 million to eliminate worst forms of child labour in 47 selected cocoa growing districts in the country.

ACCRA :
Veep decries lack of equity in healthcare
Thursday, August 06 2009

Vice President John Mahama has decried the lack of social justice and equity in Ghana’s healthcare system, describing the situation as unacceptable.

BOLGATANGA :
Assembly women in Upper East strategize for 2010 District elections
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Upper East Regional Assembly Women Caucus (UERAWOC), has started strategizing on how to get more representation in the upcoming District Assembly Election in 2010.

NATIONAL :
Vodafone speaks on downsizing
Thursday, August 06 2009

The management of Vodafone Ghana has said that the redundancy programme it has embarked upon is ultimately intended to put the company on top of competition and make it productive and profitable in two years.

TAMALE
: Minister appeals to chiefs
Thursday, August 06 2009

Mr Stephen Sumani Nayina, Northern Regional Minister, has called on the Northern Regional House of Chiefs to resolve all outstanding chieftaincy disputes pending before it within two months.

(KUMASI) KMA :
KNUST to commence Masters Programme in Disability
Thursday, August 06 2009

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) would from this academic year start a Master’s Programme in Disability, Rehabilitation and Development Programme.

(Mc Carthy Hill) GA WEST
: Mc Cathy hill homicide-police make first move.
Thursday, August 06 2009

A woman suspected by the police to be connected with the murder of the Managing Director of Summit Industries Limited, Kwame Kyei Apenteng-Mensah, in his room at his McCarthy Hills apartment on July 25, 2009 has been arrested by the police.

KMA
: Am not guilty -rape suspect
Thursday, August 06 2009

Eric Adjei Bawuah, the man alleged to have raped a 19-year-old apprentice seamstress in the full glare of bystanders at a drinking spot in Kumasi, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and robbery.

(BREMAN ESSIAM) AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
Donors building kindergarten in Breman Essiam
Thursday, August 06 2009

An unspecified number of voluntary donors in Canada, mostly Christians, are contributing various sums of money towards the construction of a 100,000 Ghana Cedi kindergarten for the people of Breman Essiam in the Central Region.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Suspected rapist weeps in Court
Thursday, August 06 2009

Heavily built Eric Adjei Bawuah, facing rape and robbery charges in a Kumasi Circuit Court, could not open his defence as he broke down and wept uncontrollably like a baby.

(TAKORADI) STMA
: Western security not happy.
Thursday, August 06 2009

Sixteen murder cases have been recorded in the Western Region during the second quarter of 2009 against 10 within the same period in 2008.

(GBI-WEGBE) HOHOE
: Credit life line of food production
Thursday, August 06 2009

Credit line from the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) and government subsidy on fertilizer is propelling bumper food harvest in the Hohoe area.
   

(ASOKWA) KMA :
Oforikrom-Asokwa-Lake Road By-Pass project on course
Thursday, August 06 2009

Work on the 27-million-dollar Oforikrom-Asokwa-Lake Road By-Pass project is said to be progressing steadily.

KMA
: Art confab underway.
Thursday, August 06 2009

A two-week international conference on Art Education has opened at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.

(TUOBODOM) TECHIMAN :
Porter jailed for stealing mobile phones
Thursday, August 06 2009

A Magistrate’s Court at Tuobodom in the Techiman Municipality in Brong Ahafo has sentenced a 24 year old porter to 18 months imprisonment in hard labour for stealing mobile phones.

NATIONAL
: GNAT calls for teamwork.
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has called on the government to build partnerships with progressive unions and civic society groups to monitor disbursements in the education sector.

ASHAIMAN
: ADR cases increase.
Thursday, August 06 2009

Cases registered from Ashaiman and its environs by the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre at Ashaiman increased from 259 (January – June) in 2008 to 416 during the same period this year.

(TAKORADI)STMA
: Food vendors challenged.
Thursday, August 06 2009

Mr. Emmanuel Asamoah Ansong, Public Relations Officer, Ghana Traditional Caterers Association (GTC), has urged food vendors to prepare healthy foods to meet international standard, using locally grown crops.

SEKONDI-TAKORADI
: Kundum festival banned
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Ahanta Traditional Council in the Western Region has placed a ban on the celebration of this year’s annual Kundum festival, to signify a state of mourning throughout the traditional area, following the arrival in the country of the head of its slain king from The Hague about two weeks ago.

SEKONDI-TAKORADI
: Head porters cry out.
Thursday, August 06 2009

Head porters in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis have expressed concern about neglect by social planners and lack of facilities and other opportunities in the metropolis.

HOHOE
: Property owners not paying revenue.
Thursday, August 06 2009

Hohoe Municipal Assembly collected GHc 46,879 as its internally generated fund against a projected figure of GHc 138,396 at the end of June.

SEKONDI -TAKORADI
: STESS gain more assets.
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Sekondi-Takoradi Teachers Support Scheme’s (STESS) assets rose by 20 per cent from 297,445.95 Ghana cedis to 371,807.22 Ghana cedis between 2007 and 2008.

NATIONAL
: Census for to meet needs of districts
Thursday, August 06 2009

Mr. Kofi Agyeman-Duah, National Census Coordinator said the 2010 National Population and Housing Census was not for monitoring but to help the country assess the housing and infrastructural needs of the respective districts of the country.

NATIONAL
: Swine flu detected in Ghana.
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Ghana Health Service has confirmed the discovery of its first cases of Swine flu in Ghana.

BOLGATANGA
: Municipal and District hospitals warned about purchases
Thursday, August 06 2009

Municipal and District hospitals in the Upper East Region, referred to as Budget Management Centers (BMC),have resorted to buying 80 per cent of drugs and non-drug consumables outside the regional medical stores contrary to laid down procedure.

NATIONAL
: Governing board inaugurated.
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, has inaugurated the governing board of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and tasked members to strategise in order to increase the flow of remittances into investments. 

AMA
: REGSEC warns Homowo participants
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) warned on Thursday that the security services had been put on full alert during the Homowo celebrations in the Ga State and would deal with malcontents according to the law.

(AKOSOMBO)ASUOGYAMAN
: Water level in the dam for today
Thursday, August 06 2009

The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of Volta River Authority on Thursday, August 6, 2009.

NATIONAL:
Cocoa producer price goes up soon
Thursday, August 06 2009

President Mills Thursday gave indications that government will increase the producer prices of cocoa, coffee and sheanut and support the industries to maintain their remarkable contribution to the national economy.

ACCRA:
Telecom operators co-locating on 150 cell sites
Thursday, August 06 2009

Four leading telecom operators in the country, MTN, Tigo, Zain and Vodafone, have started co-locating their antennae on more than 150 cell sites across country, Mr. Brett Goschen, Chief Executive of MTN Ghana, said on Thursday.

BOLGATANGA:
Doctors refuse postings to Upper East
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Upper East Regional Director of Health Services has  reiterated his concern over the inadequate number of health personnel in the region, saying none of the 57 newly qualified Medical Doctors in the country chose posting to the Region.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Minister presents roofing sheets to school
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Eastern Regional Minister on Thursday presented 10 bundles of roofing sheets to the AME Zion Primary “B” School at Anlo Town in Koforidua.

ACCRA:
Health workers demand 17 percent pay rise
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Health Services Workers Union has expressed dismay about the exclusion of public health sector workers from the 17 per cent salary adjustment agreed between government and organised labour in July.

SUNYANI:
Educationist takes teachers to task
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast has tasked teachers to be motivated to contribute their quota to the country’s quest for quality education.

HO:
EP Church undergoes major transformation
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana is to broaden its revenue base and expand its role in the provision of education in the coming years, The Reverend Godwin Kwaku Osiakwa, Clerk of the Church’s General Assembly has said.

NATIONAL:
Striking Mine Workers to resume work
Thursday, August 06 2009

Workers of AngloGold Ashanti who embarked on industrial action to press for better conditions of service, have been requested to resume work in order to speed up negotiations on the issue.

KUMASI:
Girl seduced me to defile her - Trader
Thursday, August 06 2009

A 25-year-old trader standing trial at a Kumasi Circuit Court for defiling a 12-year-old girl has told the Circuit Court that he was seduced by the victim.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST:
Man held over car snatching
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Agona Swedru circuit court has remanded an electronic mechanic in prison custody for allegedly snatching a taxi from an Accra based taxi driver, Mr John Takyi.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH:
Two die in fatal accidents
Thursday, August 06 2009

Two persons died in separate accidents at Akuapem-Mamfe and Nsawam with several others sustaining serious injuries.

(ABODOM) AGONA WEST:
Stop politics of disunity – MCE
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Agona West Municipal Chief Executive has advised Ghanaians to discard the politics of disunity and stay focused on building a sound economy to alleviate poverty in the country.

(ADAWUKWA) AWUTU-SENYA:
NGO replanting burnt forest reserve
Thursday, August 06 2009

Youth As A Mission Development Association (YAAMDA), a non-governmental organisation at Awutu Adawukwa, has planted trees at the Adawukwa and Abrewa Wenfo Traditional Protection Forest Reserve that was burnt by bushfire three years ago.

ACCRA:
Government invests in surgical theatres
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Ministry of Health has provided funds for the continuation of abandoned projects and the refurbishment of five maternity wards and surgical theatres in five hospitals in Accra to ease pressure and congestion at the Ridge Hospital and Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

ACCRA:
Vodafone row: Government demands restraint
Thursday, August 06 2009

The Ministry of Communications Thursday appealed to all sides in the raging dispute over a compulsory retrenchment exercise embarked upon by the Management of Vodafone to exercise restraint.

NATIONAL :
Ghana fights swine flu
Friday, August 07 2009

The Deputy Health Minister, Dr. Ben Kumbuor has indicated that government is ready to combat swine flu and asked Ghanaians not to panic since the situation was under control.

(KORLE BU) AMA :
Ministry of Health Commends Prof. Frimpong Boateng
Friday, August 07 2009

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has commended Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, the immediate past Director of the Cardiothoracic Centre (NCTC) of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for his praiseworthy efforts in the establishment of the Centre in 1989

WA :
Shortage of doctors hit Upper West Region
Friday, August 07 2009

The Upper West Region is experiencing a shortage of doctors to man health facilities and provide quality healthcare service to the people.

ACCRA :
Former GIS accountant in court for stealing
Friday, August 07 2009

A former Accounts and Finance Manager of Ghana International School (GIS), Frank Asirifi Bempong has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court, charged with stealing.

MAMPONG :
Extend maternity leave period for nursing mothers-Nutritionist
Friday, August 07 2009

A Nutritionist at the Asante- Mampong Municipal Health Directorate, Mr Kofi Damuah has appealed to the government to extend the maternity leave period for nursing mothers to enable them to exclusively breastfeed babies from birth to six months.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Girl seduced me to defile her - Trader
Friday, August 07 2009

A 25-year-old trader standing trial at a Kumasi Circuit Court for defiling a 12-year-old girl has told the Circuit Court that he was seduced by the victim.

WA :
U/W Regional Coordinating Council tasked
Friday, August 07 2009

A 22-member Upper West Regional Coordinating Council has been inaugurated in Wa, tasked to monitor, coordinate and evaluate the performance of district assemblies in the region.

(ASHONGMAN) GA EAST
: Ashongman robbery-two more arrested
Friday, August 07 2009

Two more suspects said to be linked to the Ashongman case in which robbers raided a house and dispossessed the occupants of various sums of money have been arrested.

ACCRA :
Corruption rife in Ghana
Friday, August 07 2009

A research termed “Voice of the People” survey conducted in July 2005 by the Ghana Integrity Initiative has revealed that corruption was rife in the country.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
Car snatcher remanded in prison custody
Friday, August 07 2009

The Agona Swedru circuit court has remanded an electronic mechanic in prison custody for allegedly snatching a taxi from an Accra based taxi driver, Mr John Takyi.

NATIONAL
:Retired teachers to get on board.
Friday, August 07 2009

The Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Mr Vincent Kuagbenu, has called on retired teachers to register with, the National Volunteer Programme (NVP) to be engaged to fill the vacancies in the classrooms.

NATIONAL
: 32 Architects inducted
Friday, August 07 2009

The Architects Registration Council of Ghana has inducted 32 newly-admitted architects into the Council in Accra and charged the inductees to contribute towards the improvement of the construction industry.

AMA
: CEO in court for fraud
Friday, August 07 2009

A Chief Executive Officer who allegedly defrauded an American of $1.9 million under the pretext of supplying him with 320 kilogrammes of gold dust, but failed to do so appeared before an Accra Circuit Court  and charged with defrauding by false pretences.

NEW JUABEN
: Omanhene writes on Obama.
Friday, August 07 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has observed that Ghana’s diverse ethnic, religious and political mix must serve as a melting pot to wield the nation in unison and not a route to discord, strife and anarchy.

TAMALE
: KLASS Ghana managing director wanted
Friday, August 07 2009

The Northern Regional Co-ordinating Council(RCC) cannot trace the Managing Director of KLASS Ghana Limited, a construction firm that was awarded the contract to construct the Tamale Jubilee Park two years ago.    

LEDZOKUKU -KROWOR
: Demolishing exercise to take place
Friday, August 07 2009

The Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region will soon demolish unauthorized structures in the Teshie-Nungua municipality.

(ASANTE ASOKORE) SEKYERE EAST
: Omanhene supports two schools
Friday, August 07 2009

Nana Dr. Susubribi Krobea-Asante, Omanhene of Asante-Asokore Traditional Area , has donated 5,000  dollars and GH¢3,000 in support of two schools in the area

KMA
: GHS gives out bikes
Friday, August 07 2009

The Ghana Health Service has presented 20 motor bikes valued at 120,000 dollars to some health institutions in the Ashanti Region.
 

KMA
: Floods are worrying
Friday, August 07 2009

Mr. Francis Ampadu, Assemblyman of Ahenbronum Electoral Area at Old Tafo in Kumasi, has expressed concern about the recent floods in the Kumasi Metropolis and attributed the problem to the construction of houses in water ways.
 

KMA
:Am not a criminal- suspect tells court
Friday, August 07 2009

Eric Adjei Bawuah, charged with robbery and rape of a 19-year-old apprentice seamstress at Asafo in Kumasi, has denied committing the offence.
       

ASHAIMAN
: GNFS educates community
Friday, August 07 2009

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) on Thursday entreated residents of Ashaiman to observe basic fire safety measures to help curb the outbreak of domestic fires in and around the Municipality.

TEMA
: Tema Homowo supported
Friday, August 07 2009

MYROC Group of Companies, a Tema food processing company, on Thursday donated one carton of schnapps and five boxes of canned Tuna, totalling 300 dollars, to the Tema Traditional Council towards their annual Homowo celebration, which falls on August 14.
 

NATIONAL
: Public sector killer of the private sector
Friday, August 07 2009

Dr. Sulley Gariba, an international development specialist has raised concern over the rate at which public and civil servants were corrupting the system by either establishing businesses that flout their code of conduct.

ZABZUGU/ TATALE
: Assembly gets allocation
Friday, August 07 2009

The Zabzugu/Tatale District Assembly has been allocated GHc 1,065,000.00 as its share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) for the year, Mr. Umar Abdul-Wahab, the District Chief Executive, has said.

ACCRA:
Minister takes health workers to task
Friday, August 07 2009

The Minister of Health Friday appealed to doctors and other health workers to willingly accept postings to rural and deprived areas to save lives.

WA:
MP pushes for Presiding Members for Wa Assemblies
Friday, August 07 2009

The Upper West Regional Minister has appealed to members of the Wa Municipal and Wa East District assemblies to bury their political differences and elect presiding members.

CHEREPONI:
Family of late MP calls on Mills
Friday, August 07 2009

Members of Parliament and family of the late MP for Chereponi, Doris Asibi Seidu, have called on President J.E.A. Mills to announce her death, an official statement from the Castle said on Friday.

ACCRA:
Developing economies to emulate Chinese model
Friday, August 07 2009

An Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Missouri in the USA, Mr Jean-Germain Gros, has called on African governments to turn to the East in addition to professing home-grown solutions to their economic challenges.

(AKWAMU) ASUOGYAMAN:
Ofosu-Ampofo takes Akwamu Chiefs to task
Friday, August 07 2009

The Eastern Regional Minister has called on all factions in the Akwamu chieftaincy dispute to review their hard stands and allow peace to prevail in the area.

KUMASI:
Adhere to safety measures when building
Friday, August 07 2009

The Ashanti Regional Fire Officer has called on Ghanaians to adhere to safety measures in the building of houses to help prevent disasters.

(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN:
Black Oil shortage halts textile production
Friday, August 07 2009

Production at the Akosombo Textiles Limited (ATL) has been grounded for the past two weeks due to shortage of black oil.

NATIONAL:
Retired teachers to be re-engaged
Friday, August 07 2009

The Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Mr Vincent Kuagbenu, has called on retired teachers to register with, the National Volunteer Programme (NVP) to be engaged to fill the vacancies in the classrooms.

(AHYIAYEM) NKORANZA SOUTH:
’Support educational programmes’
Friday, August 07 2009

The Director of Ghana Link Network, at the weekend donated GH¢ 5,000 at a fund raising rally in support of a Junior High School project at Ahyiayem in the Nkoranza South District of Brong Ahafo.

KUMASI:
Asantehene counsels youth against ’Sakawa’
Friday, August 07 2009

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has advised the youth, especially those in second cycle and tertiary educational institutions, not to engage in the practice of occultism and cyber fraud.

ACCRA:
NVTI Board inaugurated
Friday, August 07 2009

Employment and Social Welfare Minister, Stephen Amoanor Kwao, on Friday inaugurated the Board of the National Vocation Training Institute (NVTI) in Accra and said the government would fulfil its educational responsibilities as enshrined in the constitution to make technical and vocational education the preferred choice for the youth.

(JEMA) KINTAMPO SOUTH:
Appointment of 110 teaching assistants terminated
Friday, August 07 2009

The appointment of 110 teaching assistants in rural areas in the Kintampo South District has been terminated.

KUMASI:
Government urged to support private universities
Friday, August 07 2009

The University Students Association of Ghana has appealed to the government to support private universities in areas such as the provision of educational facilities and infrastructure in accordance with the directive principle of state as enshrined in the 1992 constitution.

SUNYANI:
Ministry orders payment of nurses’ arrears
Friday, August 07 2009

The Ministry of Health has ordered an immediate payment of salary arrears for nurses in the country.

(KPESHIE) AMA:
Buildings on waterways to go down
Friday, August 07 2009

The Accra Mayor, Dr. Alfred Vanderpuije Friday warned estate developers who are claiming land from the Kpeshie Lagoon and other waterways in Kpeshie for building purposes to stop since the assembly would not allow such buildings to stand.

AKATSI:
Six assemblies to benefit from grant
Friday, August 07 2009

Six out of 18 Municipalities and District Assemblies in the Volta region, would benefit from the District Development Facility, a performance-based grant.

NATIONAL:
Veep hints of DCEs’ election
Friday, August 07 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama says government would re-examine the decentralization process to make it more consistent with local level participation.

ACCRA :
NADMO shifts focus
Saturday, August 08 2009

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has indicated that it had shifted its focus from disaster management to disaster risk reduction in order to minimise man-made disasters.

(MICTCHEL CAMP) TMA:
Military commended for partaking in Operation Calm Life
Saturday, August 08 2009

The Ghana Armed Forces has commended military personnel among the “Operation Calm Life” troops for assisting the Police to effectively curb the high rate of armed robbery in the country.

(FOMENA) ADANSI NORTH :
Rural Bank shareholders angry
Saturday, August 08 2009

Shareholders of the Adansi Rural Bank have expressed indignation over the reluctance of customers to repay loans granted them by the Bank totalling more than ¢302,000 Ghana Cedis.

(KOKOADO) BOSOMTWE :
Assembly supports NYEP
Saturday, August 08 2009

The Bosomtwe District Assembly in the Ashanti Region, has voted GH¢584,613.09, representing 35 per cent of its annual budget to support the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).

CAPE COAST :
Private hospitals cautioned against over-billing under NHIS
Saturday, August 08 2009

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester Mensah has cautioned private hospitals against over-billing under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) that was crippling the scheme.

(TSAWENU) HO :
NGO constructs 60 boreholes for districts
Saturday, August 08 2009

Globeserve Ministries International, a Christian NGO, with the assistance of its foreign partners, has constructed 60 boreholes for communities in seven districts in the Volta and Eastern regions.

(AMANTENA) ASANTE AKIM NORTH :
Asante Akim North to make education a priority
Saturday, August 08 2009

The Asante Akim North Municipal Assembly has expressed concern about the number of people from the area, who gained admission into tertiary institutions and said steps were being taken to improve the situation.

OBUASI :
Avoid corruption in revenue collection - Minister Urges Assemblies
Saturday, August 08 2009

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Joseph Yieleh-Chireh,  has addressed the Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) with a call on Assemblies to help eliminate corruption in revenue generation.

(PATASI) KMA :
Police Administration to kick out bad nuts
Saturday, August 08 2009

Commissioner of Police (Mrs) Joana Osei-Poku has said, the Police Administration is resolved to clean the service of all undesirable personnel.

(LEGON) AMA :
Noguchi well equipped to detect swine flu
Saturday, August 08 2009

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) says its is well equipped to test for the presence or otherwise of the H1N1 virus (swine flu).

(ZEVOR) BIRIM CENTRAL:
Ritual murder at Zevor
Sunday, August 09 2009

A heinous act suspected to be ritual murder occurred at Zevor, a farming community near Akim Oda, on June 3 this year, and the body of the victim, a 28-year-old farm labourer, was dumped in the Birim River.

TOLON/KUMBUNGU:
Kumbungu Hospital gets new equipment
Sunday, August 09 2009

The Executive Director for the Global Mission for the Needy, Madam Veronica Zenabu Salifu, has donated hospital equipment worth 80,000 dollars to the Kumbungu Health Centre in the Tolon/Kumbungu District of the Northern Region.

NATIONAL:
Hajj Committee deliberates on Ramadan
Sunday, August 09 2009

The National Hajj Committee has said that the first day of sighting the moon for commencement of the 2009 Ramadan fast will be on August 20.

KUMASI:
Mahama takes Muslims to task
Sunday, August 09 2009

Vice President, Mr John Mahama, has said that conflicts and petty squabbles among Muslims have retarded their progress and affected the socio-economic development of the country.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Assemblies to protect water bodies
Sunday, August 09 2009

The Public Relations Officer of the Water Resources Commissio has urged the districts, municipals and metropolitan assemblies in the country to develop comprehensive plans to manage and protect all water bodies.

NATIONAL:
We were embarrassed by premix fuel shortage – Minister
Sunday, August 09 2009

The Minister of Communications has conceded that the recent shortage of premix was embarrassing for the government.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Don’t bully civilians, security personnel advised
Sunday, August 09 2009

The Western Regional Minister has advised security personnel to avoid intimidating civilians or turn themselves into debt collectors.

(BOADUA) KWAEBIBIREM :
Akwatia NDC organizer and tenant’s cars burnt
Monday, August 10 2009

Two saloon cars belonging to the Akwatia Constituency Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kwame Ankrah  and his tenant, Nana Owusu Boateng, were burnt to ashes at Boadua by some unidentified persons in the early hours of Saturday.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Minister calls for end to superstitious beliefs
Monday, August 10 2009

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Hon. Betty Mould Iddrisu has called on religious organizations and civil society groups to partner government to eradicate superstitious beliefs.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Ghanaians urged to invest in the mining sector
Monday, August 10 2009

An official of the Minerals Commission, Mr James Adjei has called on Ghanaians to invest in the mining industry to enable the country to fully benefit from proceeds from the sector.

HO :
President Mills abhors greedy politicians
Monday, August 10 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has abhorred politicians, who line their pockets and those of their families and relatives with state resources to the detriment of the people.

(ADA) DANGME EAST :
€68m secured for Ada sea wall
Monday, August 10 2009

The Government has secured a 68-million euro facility for the construction of a sea defence wall at Ada to salvage the people in the area from ravages of the sea.

HO :
Government urged to establish acceptable educational system
Monday, August 10 2009

The Global Evangelical Church (GEC), has called on government to establish an acceptable educational system in the country.

AMA
: Ex-ministers son shot by police
Monday, August 10 2009

Armed men in uniform from the Ghana Police Service on Saturday opened fire on Kwesi Osei, a pre-med student and first born of Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, former MP for Asuogyaman and ex-deputy Minister of Tourism.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST :
Woman fined for breaking into salon
Monday, August 10 2009

A District Magistrate’s Court at Apam, has imposed a fine of 120.00 Ghana Cedis on Ama Asafoa, a 28-year old woman, who broke into a hairdressing salon, and stole shampoo and other hair creams worth 381.60 Ghana Cedis.

NATIONAL
:Deputy minister cautions party members
Monday, August 10 2009

The First Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah says the seizures of public facilities by some supporters of the party have been influenced by the utterances of some leading members of the party.

NATIONAL
: Go for quality
Monday, August 10 2009

Mr Charles Cofie, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever Ghana Limited, has called on companies not to compromise on quality of products in an attempt to offset loss as a result of the global economic downturn.

HOHOE
: Assemblymember spoted for malfeasance
Monday, August 10 2009

A former government appointee of the Hohoe Municipal Assembly in the Volta Region, Mr Dennis Jordor, has been referred to the law enforcement agencies for investigation and possible prosecution for allegedly misappropriating monies due the assembly.

HOHOE
: Assemblymember spoted for malfeasance
Monday, August 10 2009

A former government appointee of the Hohoe Municipal Assembly in the Volta Region, Mr Dennis Jordor, has been referred to the law enforcement agencies for investigation and possible prosecution for allegedly misappropriating monies due the assembly.

ACCRA:
Police Hospital to see major rehabilitation
Monday, August 10 2009

The Ministries of Health and the Interior would present to cabinet a detailed report on the status of the Accra Police Hospital, to pave the way for major rehabilitation of the medical facility.

(SALTPOND) MFANTSIMAN :
Minister commends Ghanaian women
Monday, August 10 2009

The Central Regional Minister, Hon. Ama Benyiwa Doe, has commended Ghanaian women on their efforts in child maintenance, saying that many scholars today would not have been what they are now had it not been for their mothers.

(AGONA SWEDRU) AGONA WEST :
Quality education panacea to poverty alleviation
Monday, August 10 2009

The Head of Salaries and Conditions of Service of the Ghana National
Association of Teachers (GNAT), Mr Benjamin Kwabena Osei has stated that quality education is the only panacea to break the vicious cycle of poverty in the society.

HOHOE :
Youth From Alavanyo/Nkonya deepen peace
Monday, August 10 2009

Generation for Peace Camp 2009, a youth-for-youth initiative by Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana), a non-governmental organisation, which has assembled young people from Alavanyo and Nkonya traditional areas for dialogue, leadership building and personal development has taken off in Hohoe.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
65,000 NSS personnel posted
Monday, August 10 2009

The National Service Secretariat (NSS), in collaboration with the National Volunteer Service (NVS) are deploying a total of 65, 000 personnel this year to districts across the country to augment the labour force particularly, in the area of teaching.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Graduate Studies should be problem solving centred- Prof
Monday, August 10 2009

Professor Williams Ellis, Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has challenged graduate students in the country to let their research and project works to be geared towards finding solutions to societal problems.

NKORANZA SOUTH:
Presiding Member calls for collaboration
Monday, August 10 2009

The Presiding Member of the Nkoranza South District Assembly, Mr Isaac Asirifi-Kudom, has called for effective collaboration among assembly members to initiate development programmes to help improve the living conditions of the people.

NKORANZA SOUTH:
National Service personnel need accommodation
Monday, August 10 2009

Assembly Members, Unit Committees and traditional authorities have been urged to help provide accommodation for National Service personnel posted to the Nkoranza South District.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Government will not witch-hunt-Minister
Monday, August 10 2009

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has said the government would not witch-hunt its political opponents but would ensure that people who had held public office accounted for their stewardship.

ACCRA:
Ghana to host second PACF Conference
Monday, August 10 2009

Ghana would host the second Pan-African Competitiveness Forum, to provide the focus on innovation and the cluster- based competitiveness approach, to facilitate economic policy, macro-economic stabilisation and privatisation on the continent.

(OBOMENG) KWAHU SOUTH :
Thieves steal computers from JHS at Obomeng
Monday, August 10 2009

Thieves broke into the office and the computer laboratory of the Presbyterian Junior High School (JHS) at Obomeng in the Kwahu South District and took away three computers and their accessories.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Kumasi losing fight against waste - Mayor
Monday, August 10 2009

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Chief Executive, Mr. Samuel Sarpong, says waste management is the biggest challenge faced by the city’s authority.

MAMPONG:
MP sponsors vacation classes for 1,200 students
Monday, August 10 2009

Thousand two hundred junior high school leavers and senior high school students in the Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region are to benefit from the Member of Parliament sponsored one- month free vacation classes estimated to cost GH¢15,000.

ACCRA:
Government to review Children’s Act
Monday, August 10 2009

Government would review the 1998 Children’s Act (Act 560) to assess the extent of its implementation and effectiveness in order to chart a new course for the country’s children, Mr Stephen Amoanor Kwao Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, stated in Accra on Monday.

TOLON/KUMBUNGU:
Health workers desert post – Paramount Chief
Monday, August 10 2009

The Paramount Chief of the Kumbungu Traditional Area, Kumbun-Naa Abu Yiri II, has complained about the desertion of post and lackadaisical attitude to work by health workers of the Kumbungu Health Centre.

K/E/E/A:
Bear with Government - Minister tells constituents
Monday, August 10 2009

The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Joseph Annan says the current economic hardships facing Ghanaians is the making of the previous regime and not the NDC Government.

CHEREPONI:
Stress taking toll on MPs - Bagbin
Monday, August 10 2009

The Majority leader in Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin, says the recent death of two Members of Parliament is an indication that the stress of work is gradually taking a toll on the legislators.

NATIONAL:
US$5.00 a month per subscriber for Telecom Operators
Monday, August 10 2009

Statistics on the earnings of telecom operators in the country indicate that operators made average revenue per user of five dollars a month in the first half of this year.

(JAGUNG) SAVELUGU/NANTON:
US Embassy supports rural women
Monday, August 10 2009

The Jagung Women’s Group in the Savelugu/Nanton District has benefited from a 5,000-dollar grinding mill for grinding and processing of shea products.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
GJA calls for responsible Journalism
Tuesday, August 11 2009

The Vice President of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), Mr Affail Monney has said the principles underpinning journalism must not be sacrificed on the altar of speed which was normally termed “scooping”.

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA :
Basic School goes traditional
Tuesday, August 11 2009

Pupils of His Grace Preparatory and Junior High School, at Kasoa, are to wear their traditional attire or clothes every first Friday of each month to classes.

HOHOE :
Drunken teachers on the increase in Hohoe
Tuesday, August 11 2009

Drunken teachers have provoked public outcry in the Hohoe Municipality against the backdrop of the free fall in the standards of education in the area.

(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN :
Marginal rise in Akosombo Dam
Tuesday, August 11 2009

The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of Volta River Authority.

GOMOA EAST :
Malaria cases reduce in Gomoa East
Tuesday, August 11 2009

Cases of malaria reported at health facilities in the Gomoa East District in the last six months have reduced considerably.

BOLGATANGA :
Local Industries aked to improve products
Tuesday, August 11 2009

Artisans in the Upper East Region whose products are of tourist interest have been advised to use their creativity to improve on their design and quality.

(SOGAKOPE) SOUTH TONGU :
Public Accounts Committee to begin public hearing
Tuesday, August 11 2009

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is to begin a public hearing on the Auditor General’s report on some key institutions and sectors from August 19 to 24, this year.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Health personnel for national service
Tuesday, August 11 2009

Doctors and other health professional who pass through the country’s tertiary educational system will from next service year perform one-year national service under the National Service Scheme.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Initiate funding mechanisms for forestry
Tuesday, August 11 2009

The Head of Collaborative Unit of the Forestry Commission, Mr. Alex Asare has called for the creation of a funding mechanism with contributions from all stakeholders to sustain
the Forestry Forum.

KETU NORTH
: Rejection of DCE not disrespect.
Tuesday, August 11 2009

Some members of the Ketu North district assembly have stated that the two time rejection of the President’s district chief executive nominee  was not  a show of disrespect to him.

OFFINSO :
Assembly members urged to be development oriented- DCE
Tuesday, August 11 2009

The Offinso South Municipal Assembly Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Victor Amponsah has called on Assembly, Town/Area Council and Unit Committee members as well as Heads of Department of the Assembly to commit themselves to the development of the Municipality.

AMA
: I did not stop Homowo- MP
Tuesday, August 11 2009

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Odododiodoo, Mr Jonathan Nii Tackie-Komme has denied an allegation levelled against him that he was behind attempts to halt the celebration of this years’ "Homowo"festival.

TAMALE :
Circuit supervisors urged to intensify supervision in schools
Tuesday, August 11 2009

The Tamale Metropolitan Director of Education, Mr. Edward Gayouni has urged circuit supervisors and head teachers to strengthen their supervisory roles in schools to enhance teaching and learning.

NATIONAL
: Asabee denies allegations
Tuesday, August 11 2009

Former Information Minister, Stephen Asamoah Boateng has denied absconding, describing the BNI’s suggestion he had gone into hiding as mischievous and misleading.

NATIONAL
: Former minister wins case against BNI
Tuesday, August 11 2009

The Fast Track Division of the High Court in Accra has granted reliefs sought by former Foreign Minister Akwasi Osei Agyei over the seizure of his passport by the Bureau of National Investigations.

(TSITO) SOUTH DAYI
: "SAKAWA" coffin cause stir
Tuesday, August 11 2009

All roads at Tsito in the Volta Region led to the old Commercial Bank Square, when news broke in the early hours of yesterday that a coffin supposedly stuffed with money has been dumped along the road in that part of town by some unknown “sakawa” boys.

ADAKLU ANYIGBE
: DCE poised for work
Tuesday, August 11 2009

The newly elected District Chief Executive of the Adaklu Anyigbe district assembly, Michael Kobla Adzaho has stated that his utmost priority for the district is to complete the assembly office complex.

BOLGATANGA :
Child traffickers to face prosecution
Tuesday, August 11 2009

Upper East Regional Minister, Hon Mark Wayongo has declared that parents who endores the trafficking of their children below the age of sixteen from the region to the south to seek for non-existing jobs instead of being in school would be  prosecuted.

(WISIWISI) KWAHU WEST :
Parents urged to be interested in their children’s education
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Kwahu West Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Alex Somuah Obeng has urged parents to take active interest in their children’s education to enable them to acquire knowledge and skills needed for national development.

ACCRA :
Stop picking politicians as programme panelists - Mba
Tuesday, August 11 2009

Mr Prince Bagnaba Mba, President of Forum for National Equity, a non-governmental organization, has appealed to managements of the electronic medium to stop inviting politicians to serve as panel members on their programmes.

(ASAMANKESE) WEST AKIM :
Cocoa farmers to receive spaying chemicals directly
Wednesday, August 12 2009

A Deputy Chief Executive of the Ghana COCOA Board (COCOBOD), Dr Yaw Adu-Ampomah has announced that as from this year, cocoa framers in the Western and Central Regions would be supplied directly with fungicides and insecticides for the spraying of their farmers.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Traditional authorities urged to resolve chieftaincy disputes
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Director of Research at the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture, Dr. H. S Daannaa has advised traditional authorities in the country to as a matter of urgency settle all chieftaincy disputes for national development.

NATIONAL :
Communicators tasked to attain MDG’s by 2015
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Vice President John Dramani Mahama has challenged communicators to step up their role in the attainment of the MDG’s by 2015.

NATIONAL :
No freeze on employment- Gov’t assures
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The government has dismissed claims that it has plans to freeze recruitment into the public service.

ADAKLU ANYIGBE
: We need more money- DCE
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The District Chief Executive for  Adaklu Anyigbe, Hon. Micheal Kobla Adzaho has called on the assembly members , chiefs, unit committees as well as Area councils to put in more effort in generating revenue for the assembly.

(DODOWA) DANGME WEST :
Dodowa, Ridge hospitals get support
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Ghanaian community in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has donated telemedicine facilities valued at 10,000 dollars to the Ridge Hospital in Accra and the Dodowa Government Hospital in the Dangbe West District of the Greater Accra Region.

(KPONE) TEMA
: One shot dead and 22 others to hang.
Wednesday, August 12 2009

Police have shot dead a suspected armed robber and arrested 22 others in Kpone a suburb of Tema in the Greater Accra Region in a raid on Monday.

CHEREPONI :
Chereponi by-election fixed for 29th September
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Electoral Commission will hold a by-election in the Chereponi Constituency on the 29th of next month.

(CASTLE) AMA :
Government to account for Oil Revenue for the benefit of all - Mills
Wednesday, August 12 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills says government will ensure that revenue from the oil find is accounted for and used for the benefit of all.

TAMALE :
Gov’t committed to Waste Management private partnership
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Hon. Alban Bagbin has said government is committed to encouraging private partnership in waste management.

NATIONAL
: PURC is right- EC
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Energy Commission (EC) has endorsed the directive issued by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to the general public and all consumers of electricity not to pay accumulated utility bills should service providers fail to bill them for a period of 12 months.

(DODOWA)DANGME WEST
: Telemedicine centres to be established in district
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Ghana Association in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has donated US 10000 dollars to the Ghana Health Service for the establishment of telemedicine centres at the Ridge hospital in Accra and Dodowa district hospital.

NATIONAL
: 2500 jobs by December.
Wednesday, August 12 2009

A Deputy Information Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says the government hopes to create about 2,500 jobs this year.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM
: Police poised for by-election
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Eastern Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Stephen Andoh-Kwofie, says the police is ready to ensure that the re-run of the parliamentary election at six polling stations in Akwatia on August 18 is conducted in a peaceful atmosphere.

CAPE COAST
: No retired teachers needed
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The national President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Mr Kwame Alorvi, has described as “pathetic” government’s decision to engage casual teachers to fill vacancies in the classrooms saying the future and lives of Ghanaian children should not be toyed with.

KMA
: Students turn prostitutes
Wednesday, August 12 2009

Prostitutes in Kumasi say their future is threatened by the activities of new entrants, mostly students, who are taking over their business.

NATIONAL
:GIS hit with sex scandals
Wednesday, August 12 2009

A series of sex scandals seems to be hitting the outposts of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).

(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN
: Water level in the dam today
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of Volta River Authority

 
(APAM) GOMOA WEST
: Youth for crude extraction
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Government has tasked Ziol Company, a subsidiary company of the Zoomlion Ghana Limited, to recruit the youth in communities where oil has been discovered in preparation for extraction of crude oil in the country next year.

(LABADI)AMA
: Trade fair car park to generate revenue
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited is considering proposals on renting its car park for commercial activities that would attract hawkers and small businesses to display their products on specific days.

AMA
: 3 months for building permits-MCE
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says it has reoriented its departments to enable them to issue building permits within three months after application, making the difficulty associated with the acquisition of development permits a thing of the past.

AMA
: Assembly takes steps to curb noise pollution
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly  is setting  up a noise abatement task force to deal with the hundreds of cases related to noise pollution and recorded at the AMA.

SEKYERE SOUTH:
Assembly hands ex-DCE over to BNI
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Sekyere South District Assembly has referred to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) the case in which the former District Chief Executive has been accused of taking away official household items.

KUMASI:
School girls takeover commercial sex work in Kumasi
Wednesday, August 12 2009

Prostitutes in Kumasi say their future is threatened by the activities of new entrants, mostly students, who are taking over their business.

NATIONAL:
Ghana to sign EPA in October
Wednesday, August 12 2009

Ghana may be compelled to sign the Economic Partership Agreement in its current form come October if discussions on the agreements are not finally concluded by ECOWAS.

(TEMA) TMA :
GH¢625,000 for roads maintenance in TMA
Wednesday, August 12 2009

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly has allocated GH¢625,000 to the Tema Metropolitan Roads Unit to carr ot routine maintenance works on roads within the metropolis.

ACCRA:
National Youth Policy to be laid before Parliament
Wednesday, August 12 2009

A national youth policy document is to be laid before parliament before the end of this year. 

NATIONAL :
Local industries win uniform bid
Thursday, August 13 2009

Local textiles manufacturers have expressed gratitude to government for given them the mandate to print the fabrics for the production of  free school uniform for school children.

NATIONAL :
Ghana’s Envoy in Guinea Attacked
Thursday, August 13 2009

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission has condemned the unprovoked attack on the Ambassador of Ghana to Guinea by armed elements of the Guinean security forces last week.

SEFWI AKONTOMBRA :
Akontombra District cut off by bad road
Thursday, August 13 2009

About 35 farming communities in the newly-created Akontombra District of the Western Region have been cut off from the region due to the impassable conditions of the main Akontombra-Sefwi-Wiawso road.

ADAKLU-ANYIGBE
: Security doing its job-DCE
Thursday, August 13 2009

The Security Personnel in the Adaklu-Anyigbe district have been commended for their good work in the district.

ACCRA :
Veep chairs police council parley
Thursday, August 13 2009

The vice president John Dramani Mahama, has expressed appreciation to the police service on behalf of the President, John Evans Atta Mills, for their proactive initiative toward combating crime, especially violent crimes such as robbery, in the country.

NATIONAL
: No WASSCE next year.
Thursday, August 13 2009

The West African Examinations Council will not conduct the May/June 2010 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Ghana.

(KPESHIE) AMA
: Kpeshie lagoon dying.
Thursday, August 13 2009

Encroachers have succeeded in reclaiming large portions of the Kpeshie lagoon and its mangrove and are selling the parcels of land to individuals for residential and business development.

NATIONAL
: Auditor -General worried.
Thursday, August 13 2009

The acting Auditor-General, Mr. Richard Quartey, has moved swiftly to clarify issues concerning the purported audit findings made against the Ministry of Information.

AMA
:GTB gets tough on hotels
Thursday, August 13 2009

The Ghana Tourist Board has embarked on an exercise to close down 42 hotels and  restaurants for operating illegally in the Greater Accra region.

NATIONAL
: GIS for GWRL.
Thursday, August 13 2009

A Geographical Information Systems department, a subsidiary of Aqua Vitens Rand Limited has been inaugurated.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU
: 120,000 for three new districts
Thursday, August 13 2009

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has voted 120,000 U.S Dollars to implement development plans of three newly created districts in the Central Region.
     

(COMMUNITY 20) TEMA
:Homes worth more than a million dollars to be demolished
Thursday, August 13 2009

About 40 homes in a gated community in Community 20 at Batsona in Accra are about to be pulled down following a court decision against the property developer, Osullivan Estates.

NATIONAL
: First batch of ambassadorial postings
Thursday, August 13 2009

The list for ambassadorial postings have finally been released and the chosen candidates are expected to take up their posts in the next couple of weeks.

(KASOA) AWUTU-SENYA
: Police command gets tough
Thursday, August 13 2009

Kasoa Police District Command has warned wood sellers in Kasoa against attacking police personnel during the enforcement of law and order in Kasoa.

(KROBO ODUMASI) LOWER MANYA KROBO
: New block for school
Thursday, August 13 2009

Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister has reiterated the need for parents to make child education a priority since it was the most valuable gift they could give to their wards in life.

KMA
: Children of cocoa farmers handicapped
Thursday, August 13 2009

A survey conducted last year by the National Programme to Eliminate Worst Forms of Child Labour in Cocoa (NPECLC), has revealed that about 54 per cent of school going children in cocoa communities are unable to read and write.

NATIONAL
: W.Bank /Ghana launch GIM 2009.
Thursday, August 13 2009

The World Bank, in collaboration with the Government of Ghana, has launched the “Ghana Innovations Marketplace (GIM) 2009” in Tema with a call on Ghanaians to change their behaviour towards waste management.

NATIONAL
: NIB board inaugurated
Thursday, August 13 2009

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, has inaugurated the Board of Directors of the National Investment Bank (NIB) and told them to formulate and implement polices and strategies that would turn the bank around to enable it to play its required role in the national economy.
   

KMA
: KATH get 32000 dollars worth of items
Thursday, August 13 2009

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi has been presented with assorted medical items valued at about 32,000 dollars to help improve the quality of health care delivery in the area.

AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM
: Two defects identified
Thursday, August 13 2009

Participants at a day’s education forum at Ajumako has identified lateness, absenteeism and truancy on the part of both teachers and pupils as major factors confronting the delivery of quality education in the area.

KUMASI:
Tourist Board closes down eleven hotels
Thursday, August 13 2009

The Ghana Tourist Board has closed down 11 hotels and restaurants in the Ashanti Region for operating either illegally or under poor conditions.

(KENYASI) ASUTIFI:
Newmont gives police new transit quarters
Thursday, August 13 2009

The police have assured the management of the Ahafo Project of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited that they would do its best to maintain peace in the Asutifi District.

ACCRA:
African youth governance conference underway
Thursday, August 13 2009

Government is to devise a new multi-partisan youth policy which has as its object the making of the youth as meaningful participants in the decision-making and economic development of the country, Vice President John Mahama said in Accra on Thursday.

CAPE COAST:
University develops raw materials for water treatment
Thursday, August 13 2009

The Chemistry Department of the University of Cape Coast has announced that it has developed potassium hydroxide from cocoa pod waste and the chemical is one of the raw materials used for producing potassium permanganate for water treatment.

WA:
Mobile Phone to create employment for youth
Thursday, August 13 2009

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is collaborating with Roagam Link, a private company, to train and deploy 5,000 young people to repair, assemble and sell mobile phones and associate products throughout the country.

HOHOE:
Government is committed to youth development
Thursday, August 13 2009

The Deputy Volta Regional Minister has reassured the youth that government is committed to creating a congenial atmosphere for them to realize their potential and contribute to national development.

NATIONAL:
Government demands explanation on Ambassador’s attack
Thursday, August 13 2009

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Wednesday conveyed in no uncertain terms the government’s protest and strong indignation at the treatment meted out to the Ghana’s Ambassador to Guinea, Mr Dominic Aboagye.

ACCRA:
BNI detains Asamoah Boateng
Thursday, August 13 2009

A Former Information Minister under the erstwhile Kufuor Administration, Mr. Stephen Asamoah Boateng has been arrested and detained by the national security outfit, Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

(ACCRA) AMA : NPP faithfuls keep vigil for Asamoah Boateng
Friday, August 14 2009

Scores of New Patriotic Party (NPP) faithfuls, last night kept vigil at the 37 office of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) in solidarity of former Information Minister Mr. Stephen Asamoah Boateng.

ACCRA : GJA apologises for mix-up in its texting promotion
Friday, August 14 2009

The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has apologised for the mix-up in its advertisement on texting for favourite nominees for the Journalist of the Year and Best Sports Journalist awards.

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA : Police suspects foul play over girl’s burial
Friday, August 14 2009

Five persons including the Odikro of  Asabahan, near Kasoa in the Central Region and a nursing mother have been arrested by the Police in connection with the clandestine burial of the body of her two-year old daughter at a secret location.

NATIONAL :
GJA awards nominees list out
Friday, August 14 2009

The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), has named 30 nominees for awards for this year’s Ghana Journalists Awards.

(KROBO-ODUMASE) LOWER MANYA KROBO :
Private organizations urged to support education
Friday, August 14 2009

The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has urged private organizations to use part of their profit to support the development of education rather than concentrating on the sponsorship of entertainment programmes.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Swine flu patients discharged
Friday, August 14 2009

The two patients who tested positive to the pandemic influenza A H1N1 in Greater Accra Region last week, have been managed and discharged without complications.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Don’t be satisfied with immunization coverage – Dr Agyei
Friday, August 14 2009

The National Immunization Programme Manager, Dr Kwadwo Antwi Agyei  has said  that the Kumasi Metropolitan Health Directorate should not  be satisfied with its immunization coverage performance.

(KUKURANTUMI) EAST AKIM :
US Peace Corps Volunteers to assist Ghana
Friday, August 14 2009

Sixty-three newly trained Peace Corps Volunteers (PCV), a social service arm of the US States Government have been sworn-in to take up postings to deprived communities in Ghana.

ADAKLU-ANYIGBE
: Some citizens to be rewarded-DCE
Friday, August 14 2009

The Adaklu-Anyigbe district chief executive, Hon.Micheal Kobla Adzaho has advised the people in the district to be mindful of the frequent wild fire that occurs during the dry season.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
No gov’t can fulfil promises within six months - Ofosu-Ampofo
Friday, August 14 2009

The Eastern Regional Minister,  Hon. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has indicated that no government could fulfil its campaign promises within six months and urged Ghanaians to give the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government some “space to work out its goals”.

ABURA ASEBU KWAMANKESE
: GHC 4000 for Kalypo
Friday, August 14 2009

Mr Joseph Acquaye Derben, Abura Asebu Kwamankese District Coordinating Director has stated that the Assembly spent a total of GH¢4,075.00, out of the GH¢8,500.00 it received, in providing Kalypo and biscuits for school children in the district.

ACCRA :
Ghana and Japan sign agreements for grants
Friday, August 14 2009

Ghana and Japan have signed two agreements for 16.5 million dollar grant to support Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) and educational infrastructure in the country.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Arrest noise makers – Dr Boateng
Friday, August 14 2009

Sub-Metro Public Health Departments in the Accra Metropolis, have been directed to arrest and prosecute mobile music vendors, churches and drinking bars whose activities create noise and public nuisance.

ASSIN SOUTH
: More from the Ghana @50 probe
Friday, August 14 2009

Mr Christopher Anyigba, Assin South District Coordinating Director, has been ordered by Mrs Marietta Brew Oppong-Appiah, a member of the Ghana @ 50 Commission, to expunge expenditure on fare and night allowances.

GOMOA WEST
: Pipelines are rusted.
Friday, August 14 2009

Apam and its environs in the Gomoa West District have been without potable water for the past two weeks because the pipe lines are rusted.

TWIFO HEMANG LOWER DENKYIRA
: Do not blame DCEs only.
Friday, August 14 2009

Mr Daniel Kobina Koomson, Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District Coordinating Director, said his outfit still had a balance of GH¢610.80 in its accounts after all their expenditure.

KETA :
Government committed to protecting the shoreline
Friday, August 14 2009

The Minister of Water Resources Works, and Housing, Hon. Albert Abongo has said government was committed to protecting the country’s coastline against sea erosion.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Ashanti REGSEC rewards Police
Friday, August 14 2009

The Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has donated GH¢2,000 to the Regional Police Command in appreciation of its efforts at fighting crime in the Region.

(KPEVE) SOUTH DAYI :
Prevent fire outbreak at home -DCE
Friday, August 14 2009

The South Dayi District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Kafui Semenu Bekui has advised the public to be circumspect in the use of electrical gadgets and naked fire to prevent fire outbreak at homes.

BOLGATANGA
: Place value on yourselves
Friday, August 14 2009

Mr. Edward Ameyibor, General Secretary of the Ghana Pensioners Association, has appealed to pensioners not to undermine their dignity by sitting at home and dependa on other people since many pensioners could still work.

NATIONAL
: Constitution being violated
Friday, August 14 2009

Non-provision of legal aid to those who need it is a violation of their constitutional right, Mr Alhassan Yahaya Seini, Director of Legal Aid Board (LAB), has said.

NKORANZA SOUTH
: DCE makes promises
Friday, August 14 2009

Mr. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, Nkoranza South District Chief Executive, has said his administration would ensure a fair distribution of projects among communities.

WA EAST
: District approves budget for the year
Friday, August 14 2009

Members of the Wa East District Assembly have approved 1,321,094.84 Ghana cedis for development projects this year.

(AKOSOMBO) ASUOGYAMAN
: Water level for today
Friday, August 14 2009

The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of Volta River Authority on Friday, August 14, 2009.

BOLGATANGA
: "Know your HIV/AIDS status" campaign
Friday, August 14 2009

The Upper East Region branch of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched the “know your status HIV/AIDS campaign”, targeting over 200,000 people.

NKORANZA SOUTH
: Assist patients to the hospital
Friday, August 14 2009

Madam Eva Agbodo Saku, a public health nurse, has appealed to transport unions in Nkoranza District to assist in carrying patients with referral cases from Busunya Health Center to St. Theresa Catholic Hospital at Nkoranza.

GOMOA WEST
: Reconstruct the bridge
Friday, August 14 2009

The Gomoa Debiso community in the Gomoa West District have appealed to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to reconstruct a bridge over the Awombrew stream between Gomoa Tarkwa and Debiso to facilitate movement of people and goods  to Dawurampong market.

BONGO
: Investors to get land in Bongo
Friday, August 14 2009

The Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional Area, Naba Baba Salifu Aleemyaarum, has said his traditional council was prepared to give out land to genuine investors who would want to do business in the area.

(AKYEM ODA) BIRIM SOUTH
: Women in the business should be protected
Friday, August 14 2009

The Timber and Woodworkers Union (TWU), has expressed worry about the exploitation of women workers in the sector and called for measures to address the situation.

HOHOE
: Assist the youth to do the right things
Friday, August 14 2009

Fifty peace ambassadors drawn from Alavanyo and Nkonya Traditional areas who participated in the “Generation for Peace Camp 2009” have appealed to government, development partners, civil society and the private sector to enhance efforts to provide opportunities for the youth to assume their rightful position in society.

NATIONAL
: We want to become competitive
Friday, August 14 2009

Trimming Vodafone-Ghana staff strength is to be commensurate with available volume of work and required skills and this is a crucial part of the process of bringing it back into competition, Major Albert Don-Chebe (Rtd), Head of Corporate Communication of Vodafone, has said.

(AKYEBI) EAST AKIM :
Municipal Assembly exceeds revenue targets
Friday, August 14 2009

The East Akyem Municipal Assembly has exceeded its revenue target for the past two years, Mr Peter Asirifi, the Municipal Chief Executive, has disclosed.

(EJISU) EJISU JUABEN :
Chiefs urged to help fight against HIV
Friday, August 14 2009

A non-governmental organisation has appealed to chiefs to lend more support to the campaign to slow down the spread of the HIV-AIDS in the country.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
GFA Officials Are Looters
Friday, August 14 2009

Ex-Sports Minister, Mubarak Muntaka Mohammed has accused the Ghana Football Association of massive corruption describing them as "official looters" of the state coffers.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Otumfuo: I’m not a Phobian
Friday, August 14 2009

Who says when the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II sits in the Manhyia Palace he does not hear what goes on in the football circles?

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Sunderland Bid For Mensah Fails
Friday, August 14 2009

French Ligue 1 giants Lyon have refused to loan centre-half John Mensah to Sunderland, according to reports in France.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Muntari insists on Ghana loyalty
Friday, August 14 2009

Midfielder Sulley Muntari has put aside questions over his loyalty to the Black Stars insisting his allegiance to Ghana remains resolute.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Hoffenheim releases Tagoe
Friday, August 14 2009

Ghana forward Prince Tagoe has had his contract at Hoffenheim annulled because of a heart problem.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Milo has another fine run from Stars
Friday, August 14 2009

Milo has another fine run from Stars Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac hopes his charges send the form that saw them beat Zambia 4-1 in a friendly into their next assignment.

NATIONAL:
Inflation drops marginally
Friday, August 14 2009

Ghana’s annual inflation rate dropped marginally to 20.50 per cent in July, the Ghana Statistical Service said on Friday.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
2009 MTN Top 4 launched
Friday, August 14 2009

The Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) has launched the 2009 MTN Top Four soccer tourney in Accra on Thursday.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Stars played against Zambian Students
Friday, August 14 2009

Zambia had to field three British-based students in their international against Ghana on Wednesday after their South African-based players failed to get visas to travel to Britain in time.

WA:
Government to review Youth Policy
Friday, August 14 2009

The Acting Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo says his ministry would soon establish a committee to review the current youth policy to take on board emerging ideas and the social democratic principles of the government.

TECHIMAN:
Techiman clamps down on illegal hotel operators
Friday, August 14 2009

The Ghana Hotels Association will, in collaboration with tax agencies and the Ghana Tourist Board, embark on an exercise to track down illegal operators and tax defaulters in the industry in the Techiman Municipality.

ACCRA:
Police ’take over’ protestor’s body
Friday, August 14 2009

Police have seized the body of a young man reported to have died as a result of beatings he received from police officers.

(TUOBODOM) TECHIMAN:
Tuobodom court jails 22-year-old
Friday, August 14 2009

A magistrate court at Tuobodom in  Techiman Municipality has sentenced a 22-year-old unemployed to 18 months and 24 months imprisonment in hard labour to run concurrently for unlawful entry and stealing.

(ALATALINE) NKORANZA NORTH:
Alataline-Kranka road needs rehabilitation
Friday, August 14 2009

A landowner has called for the rehabilitation of the five-kilometer road linking Alataline to Kranka in Nkoranza North District.  

(NSAWAM) AKUAPEM SOUTH:
Pastor remanded for murder
Friday, August 14 2009

Pastor Kwame Kussi, 30, of the Warriors of Zion Prayer Camp at Asante Kwaku near Nsawam has been remanded into prison custody at Nsawam, for allegedly lashing Madam Esther Ayeley, 40, a farmer at Asante Kwaku to death.

MAMPONG:
Education Assessment Programme must be sustained
Friday, August 14 2009

Assistant Director of Education in charge of supervision at the Mampong Municipal Education Office, Nana Otuo Acheampong, has called for the sustenance of the National Education Assessment Programme to help strengthen education at the basic level.

(NSUTA) SEKYERE SOUTH:
Assembly holds meeting
Friday, August 14 2009

The Sekyere Central District Assembly has as at the end of June this year, mobilized GH¢ 42,363.06 out of the targeted revenue of GH¢ 142,177.31 from its traditional sources.

(ABODOM) SEKYERE CENTRAL:
Ejura-Asubuasu road needs rehabilitation
Friday, August 14 2009

An appeal has been made to the government to take immediate steps to put into good shape, the Ejura-Asabuasu road, to facilitate easy transportation of huge stocks of foodstuff to marketing centres.

ACCRA:
Court denies Asamoah Boateng bail
Friday, August 14 2009

Former Information Minister Stephen Asamoah Boateng has been denied bail.

(YEMONSA) BUILSA:
EU commissions Projects in Upper East
Friday, August 14 2009

The European Union Friday commissioned six projects under its sixth Micro-Projects Programme in the Upper East Region.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
District Assembly Concept to see major review
Friday, August 14 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills Friday tasked Regional Ministers to establish an effective monitoring and accounting system to ensure that funds are managed in an acceptable manner.

ACCRA:
Asabee-BNI saga: Christian Council steps in
Friday, August 14 2009

The Christian Council of Ghana on Friday expressed regret about recent events surrounding the former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng and the Bureau of National Investigations and called for peace.

KUMASI:
Stop using text messages to defame others - MP
Friday, August 14 2009

The Member of Parliament for Subin has denounced the use of mobile phone text messages to spread rumours about political opponents.

ACCRA:
Former NIB Boss at High Court
Saturday, August 15 2009

Daniel Gyimah former National Investment Bank (NIB) boss was on Friday put before an Accra Fast Track High Court.

ACCRA:
Bring Asabee to court – Judge
Saturday, August 15 2009

An Accra Fast Track High Court has ordered the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to bring former Information and National Orientation Minister, Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng to court early on Monday morning.

NATIONAL :
Veep demand innovations from insurance industry
Saturday, August 15 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has charged operators in the insurance industry to adopt novel strategies in expanding the sector so as to make it a major player in the economy than it is at the moment.

(BUSUNYA) NKORANZA NORTH:
Do not stigmatize TB patients - Adjei-Dwomoh
Saturday, August 15 2009

Mr. Kwadwo Adjei-Dwomoh, Nkoranza North District Chief Executive, has cautioned the public against stigmatizing Tuberculosis (TB) patients.

ACCRA:
New pension scheme to begin January 2010
Saturday, August 15 2009

The implementation of a new three tier pension scheme is to begin in January 2010, Mr John Jinapor, an Aide to the Vice President, disclosed this to the GNA.

NATIONAL:
GHS dispatches influenza medication to regions
Saturday, August 15 2009

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has dispatched 50,000 capsules of Tamiflu medication, used to treat pandemic influenza H1N1 to all regions to manage cases that might occur.

ACCRA:
Korle-bu commissions three projects
Saturday, August 15 2009

First lady Ernestina Naadu Mills said she had decided to be an advocate for support for women and children’s health and would be raising three million dollars to augment the approved GH¢1.5 million by Parliament to fund the establishment of a well-equipped modern unit to cater for surgical emergencies in children.

ACCRA:
Boost for Ghana’s Oil industry
Sunday, August 16 2009

The Science and Technology Policy Research Institute in collaboration with SINTEF, a Norwegian research has organized a workshop to design and implement policy instruments to enable Ghana to support local companies in the oil industry.

NATIONAL:
Kofi Akordor crowned Journalist of the year
Sunday, August 16 2009

The 14th Ghana Journalists Association, GJA awards ceremony came off Saturday night at the Banquet Hall. The event which also coincides with the 60th anniversary of the GJA saw the Daily Graphic’s Kofi Akordor crowned Journalist of the year.

ACCRA:
Asamoah Boateng granted bail
Sunday, August 16 2009

The detained former Information Minister, Stephen Asamoah Boateng has been granted bail by the Bureau of National Investigations.

ACCRA:
Mills pushes for Peer Review
Sunday, August 16 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has tasked the Economic Community of West African States to encourage all member states to sign-up to the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).

KETU SOUTH:
Anyako township denounce claims in succession
Sunday, August 16 2009

The Chiefs and people of Anyako have denounced the recent activities of Togbe Duklui Attipoe in matters of the succession to the Awoamezi of Anlo.  At an emergency meeting, they condemned statements made by Tobgui Duklui Attipoe which created the impression that he was speaking for the Chiefs and people of Anyako in particular and Anlo in general. 

ACCRA:
Media urged to support tourism
Sunday, August 16 2009

The Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Juliana Azumah Mensah, has urged the media and the public to support the Ministry to ensure a successful hosting of the World Tourism in the country from September 21st to 27th September this year.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM:
Gov’t imposes curfew on Akwatia
Monday, August 17 2009

The Minister for the Interior Cletus Avoka has imposed a curfew on the town of Akwatia.

NATIONAL :
Ghana’s Constitution for review
Monday, August 17 2009

A constitutional review committee to collate views on possible amendments of some provisions in the 1992 constitution is to be established before the end of the year, Vice President John Mahama announced.

(ASOKWA) KMA :
NHIS initiates audit into operations
Monday, August 17 2009

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIS), Mr Sylvester Mensah, has called for an an audit of the operations of the scheme in the Asokwa area.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Woman remanded for pick-pocketing
Monday, August 17 2009

A 24-year old trader, Akua Afriyie has gone on trial at a Kumasi Circuit Court accused of cutting open another lady’s hand bag and stealing an amount GH¢1,700 at the Kumasi Central Market.

TEMA
: Government commended
Monday, August 17 2009

Nii Adjei Kraku II, Tema Mantse, has commended government for the effort it put in place to solve the pre-mix fuel problem facing fishermen nationwide.

NATIONAL :
New Pension Scheme to begin January 2010
Monday, August 17 2009

The implementation of a new three tier pension scheme is to begin in January 2010, an Aide to the Vice President, Mr John Jinapor has disclosed.

(NAYAGNIA) KASSENA NANKANA :
Kassena Nankana indigenes urged to offer support
Monday, August 17 2009

An opinion leader in the Kassena Nankana District, Mr. Jonathan Simon Aniwene has appealed to people of the three northern regions resident outside the country to support the development of the area.

NKWANTA SOUTH :
Robbery gang arrested
Monday, August 17 2009

An armed robbery gang of four Togolese and a Ghanaian who terrorise traders and the public at a section of the Nkwanta/Hohoe/Accra highway have been arrested.

NATIONAL
: Parliament recalled
Monday, August 17 2009

Parliament has been recalled from recess to consider urgent business the Executive wants dealt with, Mr. Jones Kugblenu, Director of Public Affairs of Parliament, has said.

 

(KASOA) AWUTU SENYA
: 2 year old murdered
Monday, August 17 2009

The Kasoa Police are looking for three suspects who allegedly murdered a two-year-old girl, Grace Amevu and later buried her on a disputed land at Ansabra, a village near Kasoa.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM :
Akwatia Youth appeals to EC and Police to live up to expectation
Monday, August 17 2009

The Akwatia Youth Association has appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC) and the police to live up to expectation by being fair and firm to ensure peace in the Akwatia Parliamentary re-run election.

BOLGATANGA
: Prosecute former minister.
Monday, August 17 2009

The Northern Patriots in Research and Advocacy (NORPRA), a civil society organization advocating for the marginalized in society in the Upper East Region has called on government to prosecute the former Upper East Regional Minister, Mr.  Boniface Gambila.

BAWKU
: Peace committee given vehicle
Monday, August 17 2009

The government has given a 32-seat bus to the Bawku Inter-Ethnic Peace Committee to enable it to go on outreach programmes to educate the people on the need to keep peace in the area.
  

(AKOSOMBO)ASUOGYAMAN
: Water level for today
Monday, August 17 2009

The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of Volta River Authority on Monday, August 17, 2009.

(SWEDRU) AGONA WEST
: Council worried
Monday, August 17 2009

The Swedruman Council of Chiefs has expressed dismay about the delay to construct a library that Mr Samuel Kweku Obodai, the Member of Parliament for Agona West, had promised Agona Swedru.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Tagoe dismisses Hoffenheim claims
Monday, August 17 2009

Prince Tagoe has accused Hoffenheim of ’inhumane’ treatment and has insisted he is fit to carry on with his career.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Appiah happy with Ghana return
Monday, August 17 2009

Ghana captain Stephen Appiah is happy over his return to action for the Black Stars for the first time since April.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Kingson blow for Ghana
Monday, August 17 2009

Richard Kingson is a major doubt for Ghana’s 2010 World Cup qualifier against Sudan in Accra with an ankle injury.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
No Luck For Awako in Europe
Monday, August 17 2009

Black Satellites midfielder Gladson Awako has decided to call time on his club hunt and head back to Ghana after his travels in Europe failed to produce the dream deal he was craving for.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
2009 MTN Academy Screening Exercise
Monday, August 17 2009

This year’s screening for the 3rd MTN Soccer Academy will be held in Accra and Kumasi.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Sunderland close in on Mensah
Monday, August 17 2009

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has confirmed the club are close to landing Ghanaian center-back John Mensah from French side Olympique Lyon.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Gyan strikes from the spot
Monday, August 17 2009

Black Stars striker Asamoah Gyan announced his intentions to recapture his goal scoring form after earning a point for Rennes in a 1-1 draw at Nice on Sunday.

(BUI) TAIN:
Stakeholders meet on ’Bui City’
Monday, August 17 2009

The Chief Executive Officer of the Bui Power Authority, Mr. Joseph Amissah-Arthur, has assured communities affected by the Bui Power Project that the government will continue all the plans on the project and also deliver on schedule.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Mixed results in play-offs opener
Monday, August 17 2009

The opening day of the Division One League play-offs produced a flurry of goals with 19 been the number recorded.

BOSOMTWE:
Lake Bosomtwe afforestation project takes-off
Monday, August 17 2009

Friends of Rivers and Waterbodies, an NGO committed to environmental protection and conservation nation-wide, has launched the fouth phase of its programme of afforestation of the banks of Lake Bosomtwe, a major tourist attracction in the Ashanti Region.

GA EAST :
Assembly improves on building permits revenue
Monday, August 17 2009

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ga East Municipal Assembly, Mr. John Kwao Sackey, has assured its members of the process where developers pay permit fees after the approval, is not doing the assembly’s revenue generation any good.

NATIONAL:
Amissah-Arthur takes over from Acquah
Monday, August 17 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills Monday named Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as the new Governor of the Bank of Ghana.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM:
Mills sanctions Akwatia poll re-run
Monday, August 17 2009

The re-run of parliamentary election in six polling stations in Akwatia is expected to proceed as scheduled.

SEFWI WIASO:
Bad road isolates 35 communities
Monday, August 17 2009

About 35 farming communities in the Sefwi Wiaso District in the Wetsrn Region, have virtually been cut off from the region due to impassable condition of the main Akontombra-Sefwi Wiaso road.

JASIKAN:
Volta Region beekeepers need support
Monday, August 17 2009

A survey report on beekeeping in the Volta Region says the industry needs some organizational and production beef-up to attain its potential as a huge economic activity.

NATIONAL:
Tullow sponsors graduate engineers
Monday, August 17 2009

The 14 Ghanaian- graduate engineers, geologists and geophysists, sponsored early this year by Tullow Ghana Limited to pursue further studies overseas in various disciplines in oil exploration and production, have successfully completed the first phase of the programme.

ASIKUMA/ODOBEN/BRAKWA:
District seeks to improve girl-child education
Monday, August 17 2009

The Asikuma- Odoben Brakwa District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service, at the weekend organised a day’s workshop on the effect of irresponsible parenting on girl- child education at Breman Asikuma.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM:
Twenty-three injured in Akwatia violence
Monday, August 17 2009

Twenty-three people were injured during the violence which erupted at Akwatia on Saturday and Sunday.

(AMASAMAN) GA WEST:
Mills commends Gas for peaceful homowo
Monday, August 17 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills at the weekend commended Gas for celebrating this year’s annual homowo festival, in an atmosphere of peace and harmony.

BAWKU:
Ministry renews Bawku, Gushegu curfews
Monday, August 17 2009

The Minister of the Interior has by Executive Instrument renewed the curfews imposed on the Bawku Municipality and Gushegu Township and their immediate environs for another week with effect from Monday, August 17.

ACCRA:
Gbevlo-Lartey pushes for civil society corporation
Monday, August 17 2009

Lieutenant Col. Larry Gbevlo-Lartey (Rtd), National Security Co-ordinator, says security, governance and management issues are multi-dimensional and should therefore not be left on the shoulders of the security services alone.

(AHYIAYEM) NKORANZA SOUTH:
Ahyiayem Chief to construct school block
Monday, August 17 2009

The chiefs and people of Ahyiayem in the Nkoranza South District of the Brong Ahafo Region are mobilizing resources to construct a three unit classroom block for the local Junior High School.

(JANGA) WEST MAMPRUSI:
Janga village flooded
Monday, August 17 2009

Three days of torrential rains in the Janga community of the West Mamprusi District has flooded the area with over 100 houses submerged in water and several people displaced.

NEW JUABEN
: Tales of the Ghana @50
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Mr. Michael Kwesi Offei, New Juaben Municipal Co-ordinating Director on Monday told the Presidential Ghana @ 50 Probe that the Municipal Assembly spent a total of GH¢ 1,475.00 on a gymnastic troupe that performed on the Independence Day.

NATIONAL
: Ms Anna Bossman recognised.
Tuesday, August 18 2009

The African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters (CAPSDH), has commended the former Acting Commissioner of Ghana’s Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Ms Anna Bossman, for her forthrightness in upholding the human rights of the individual especially the vulnerable.
    

NATIONAL
: Auditing brings out skeletons
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Auditors have unearthed several irregularities in the financial management of the Bolgatanga Municipal and Builsa District in the Upper East Region.

NATIONAL
:Chartered Institute of Building launched
Tuesday, August 18 2009

The Ghana branch of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Africa, has been launched with a call on members to bring the highest standards to bear in the construction industry.

(PELINGU) TALENSI NABDAM
: Community participation is important.
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Mr Moisob Clemen Dubik, the District Budget Analyst of the Talensi Nabdam District in the Upper East Region has urged people at the grassroots level to actively participate in the drawing up of the annual budget of the District Assemblies, since it was meant to address issues affecting them at the community level.

NATIONAL
: NBSSBI to be restructured.
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, has said that government was taking steps to restructure the National Board for Small-Scale Business Industries, to inject efficiency in the operations of the corporate entity.

NATIONAL
: Ghanaian playwrite honoured
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Efo Kodjo Mawugbe, a Playwright and recently, judge of TV3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful Programme has together with Erin Browne from the USA been awarded two top prizes in the BBC World Service and British Council International Radio Playwriting Competition 2009.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM
: Akwatiahene speaks
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Osabarima Kofi Boateng III, chief of Akwatia, has urged the security agencies to be firm in ensuring free, fair, transparent and violent-free re-run of parliamentary elections at six polling stations at Akwatia on August 18.

TEMA
: Woman bolts with GHC2600 hotel bill
Tuesday, August 18 2009

A circuit court ‘A’ in Tema, has convicted a 48-year-old unemployed woman, who lodged at Janus hotel at Tema Community 18 with her family for four months and bolted without settling their GH¢2,600 bill.

TEMA
: Accra-Tema motorway to be rehabilitated
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Rehabilitation works on portions of the Accra-Tema motorway will commence this Thursday at a cost of GHC500,000.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ancelotti gives Essien hope
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Michael Essien believes Carlo Ancelotti can inspire Chelsea to Champions League success after their failures of the recent past.

 

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM:
Voting progresses at Akwatia
Tuesday, August 18 2009

A re-run of parliamentary election in six polling stations in Akwatia in the Kwaebibirem District is progressing smoothly despite some skirmishes earlier in the day.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Liberty get Wafu walk-over
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Liberty Professionals have earned a walk-over to the next stage of the Wafu tournament following the withdrawal of SC Sahel of Niger.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Bekoe eyes blistering season
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Eric Bekoe has set his sights on finishing as high as possible in the Egyptian goal king stakes as he looks to force his way back into the Black Stars.

 

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM:
Akwatia to know MP soon
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Counting is currently on-going at Akwatia in the re-run parliamentary election held in six polling stations in the constituency. As per the regulation, voting ended at 5pm and armed policemen are jealousely guarding ballot boxes admist heavy security to ensure smooth counting of ballot papers.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Phobians consider going public
Tuesday, August 18 2009

A date has been set to decide whether new champions, Accra Hearts of Oak goes on a public sale.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t increases premix
Tuesday, August 18 2009

The government has directed a further increase in the distributtion of premix fuel from 50 tankers to 80 tankers per week.

(SPORTS- KARATE) LOCAL:
Fifth Commonwealth Karate Championship
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Ghana would participate in the Fifth Commonwealth Karate Championship slated for 24th to 26th September at Pretoria, South Africa.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Mensah to join Sunderland today
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Ghana defender John Mensah has said that he will arrive in England on Tuesday to complete his switch to Sunderland.

NATIONAL :
Health Minister orders forensic audit into NHIS
Tuesday, August 18 2009

Health Minister Dr Sipa Yankey has directed a forensic audit into the operations of district Health Insurance Schemes.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM:
Dr Kofi Asare is MP elect
Tuesday, August 18 2009


The Electoral Commission has formally decleared Dr. Kofi Asare as the winner of the parliamentary election held at Akwatia. He will thus represent Akwatia in Parliament.

(BOGOSO) TARKWA NSUAEM :
Gold mining company awards its workers
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Mr. Edward Ansah, the Acting Human Resource and Administrative Manager of Golden Star Resources Limited, has appealed to Ghanaians to reaffirm their commitment and loyalty to their work.

EZINLIBO :
Educationist appeals to government
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The Assistant Headmaster of Kabenle Suazo Junior High School, Mr Nelson Yankey, has said the government’s decision to revert to three years of senior high school education was in order.

(GWOLLU) SISSALA WEST:
Man shot over mobile phone
Wednesday, August 19 2009

A security man at the Akomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Mr. Haruna Basiparimu, has been shot and wounded by a policeman at Gwollu in the Upper West Region over a mobile phone.

(GBAWE) GA SOUTH :
Gbawe Mantse pledges loyalty to Assembly
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Nii Adam Kwatei Quartey, Gbawe Mantse, and the people of Gbawe Traditional Area, have pledged their loyalty to support the Ga South Municipal Assembly in its quest to ensure accelerated development and growth.

ACCRA :
Workshop on energy opens
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The Energy Commission has been urged to speed up the completion of the renewable energy bill, to ensure its passage into law to promote investment in the sector.

KINTAMPO NORTH :
40% of residents living with TB
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Findings by the demographic surveillance unit of Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC) show that 40 percent of residents in Kintampo North Municipality and Kintampo South District are living with tuberculosis (TB).

NATIONAL :
Mills woos international investors to Ghana
Wednesday, August 19 2009

President John Atta Mills has assured international investors of a sound business environment in Ghana and urged them to direct their investments to the country.

ACCRA :
Fidelity Bank donates GHc 50,000 to GAF
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The Fidelity Bank presented a cheque for GHc 50,000 to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to complement government’s efforts at re-equipping the force to enable it to perform its duties effectively.

ACCRA:
Amend Mineral Law, It is too flexible - WACAM
Wednesday, August 19 2009

WACAM, a nongovernmental organisation engaged in advocacy in mining communities, has called for amendment of the Mineral and Mining Law to make it more binding and to address environmental situation in mining communities.

OBUASI :
Water bodies in Obuasi and Tarkwa Poisoned
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Water bodies in Obuasi and Tarkwa areas have been poisoned as a result of mining activities, a report launched by WACAM, a nongovernmental organisation engaged in advocacy in mining communities, said.

ACCRA:
GHS investigates 61 specimens for swine flu
Wednesday, August 19 2009

A total of 61 specimens has been investigated for the pandemic influenza H1N1 2009 (swine flu), the Ghana Health Service (GHS) announced in Accra.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Bauben aims for success ahead of 2010
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Impressive wins has put Ghana in a good stead of reaching a second successive World Cup finals and with three more matches to go beginning next month, the South Africa dream would achieved.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Promotion battle still on
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The qualification ambitions of some clubs could gain a major boost while other sides might see their hopes end as the promotion league enters the penultimate stage on Wednesday.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Viasat 1 to telecast EPL
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Viasat 1, a free TV channel has secured the rights to telecast live matches of the English Premier League (EPL) which kicked off last weekend.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Prince Tagoe sues Hoffenheim
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The dispute between Prince Tagoe and Hoffenheim has entered the second round after the striker sued the German club on Tuesday night as FOUR German heart experts unanimously declared him fit on Tuesday night.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Osei Twente debut still on hold
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Ransford Osei will not be in a position to make his Dutch debut until
September long after earning a move to Twente Enschede.

 

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Liberty duo on Rennes trial
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The Liberty Professionals midfield duo Kamal Issah and Richard Boateng are on trials at French club Stade Rennes.

 

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
2009 MTN Top 4 launched
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Mali coach Stephen Keshi insists the Eagles can still claim automatic qualification for the World Cup in South Africa.

ACCRA :
Amnesty International joins child trafficking campaign
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Amnesty International (AI) Ghana, has joined the campaign against child trafficking in Ghana with a call for multifaceted strategy to expose perpetuators of the inhumane activities.

(PRAMPRAM) DANGME WEST:
Chief unhappy with reckless sale of lands
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Paramount Chief of Prampram, Nene Tetteh Djan, has called on chiefs and family heads in the area, not to sell traditional lands indiscriminately since it could be detrimental to the well-being of posterity.

(ADAKLU-GOEFE) ADAKLU- ANYIGBE:
Adaklu Mountain to become tourist destination
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Minister of Tourism, Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah led a group of public servants including sightseers on a symbolic scaling of the Adaklu Mountain, to draw public attention to its huge tourist attraction.

WASA AMENFI EAST:
Mining communities push for reliefs
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining Changes is calling for an amendment to and enforcement of the Mineral and Mining law.

NATIONAL:
National Hilal Committee announces Ramadan period
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The National Hilal Committee has announced that Thursday, August 20, would be the first day of sighting the moon for this year’s Ramadan fasting while Sha-ban (the Ramadan month) will span 29 days.

ACCRA:
Government strengthens cyber security soon
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Government is to set up an emergency Cyber Crime Response Team, to review existing legislature governing the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) activities and strengthen the country’s cyber security.

(ELMINA) K/E/E/A:
Minister cautions fishermen over politics
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Fisheries, Nii Amasah Namoale, has cautioned chief fishermen against meddling in politics, as this could breed a misunderstanding among fishing communities and retard their progress.

EJISU JUABEN:
Farmer held over cruelty to blind daughter
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit of the Ghana Police Service in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality has began an investigation into a case in which a 40-year-old farmer is alleged to have subjected his 13-year-old blind daughter to all forms of maltreatment.

ACCRA:
Ghana Navy equipment in deplorable state
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The Minister of Defence says government would live up to its constitutional responsibility to equip and maintain the Ghana Armed Forces to effectively defend the country.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Aspirants to study the local government concept
Wednesday, August 19 2009

Women who aspire to contest in the forth-coming District Assembly Elections have been advised to study and understand the local government concept.

KUMASI:
"Open to air" rapist jailed 30 years
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The 28-year-old gym instructor, Eric Adjei Bawuah who raped a 19-year-old lady in Kumasi in the full glare of the public has been handed a total of fifty-five years of incarceration for theft and rape by a Kumasi Circuit Court .

ACCRA:
Tomato sellers honour their tax obligations
Wednesday, August 19 2009

The Secretary of the Greater Accra Tomato Traders Association, Miss Lydia Afoley Anum has stressed the need for every trader to attach importance to tax paying, to enable the Government to get more revenue for development.

(ACCRA) AMA
: New cases of swine flu recorded
Thursday, August 20 2009

Two new cases of swine flu has been detected in the Greater Accra region.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM :
Military/police arrest Akwatia MP-elect’s men
Thursday, August 20 2009

Close allies and staunch supporters of the MP elect of the Akwatia Constituency, Dr Kofi Asare have been arrested by a police/military joint patrol team.

NATIONAL :
President appoints more board members
Thursday, August 20 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills in consultation with the Council of State has appointed Chairpersons and Directors of some Boards of Public Institutions.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Two hospitals suspended- NHIA
Thursday, August 20 2009

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has suspended Atasomanso and County hospitals, two private hospitals in the Kumasi metropolis, for allegedly indulging in fraudulent activities including double billing, over-billing and irrational prescriptions.

NATIONAL :
Police service in dire need of accomodation
Thursday, August 20 2009

More than half of the about 23,000-member police service in the country live in makeshift structures.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Journalists need licensing authority
Thursday, August 20 2009

An official of the National Council for Tertiary Education and a member of the GIJ Governing Council, Kwame Dattey has called for a licensing authority for journalists as is done in other professions, to check mediocrity in Journalism. 

(NKASEIMU) ASUNAFO SOUTH
: Police locks crow.
Thursday, August 20 2009

The Nkaseimu Police in the Asunafo District of the Brong Ahafo Region, has released a detained crow for allegedly stealing a pen from the Chief Inspector of the station.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Three Car Snatchers Nabbed
Thursday, August 20 2009

Three suspected car snatchers, including a woman, were last Monday arrested by the police on a tip-off.

(ACHIMOTA)GA EAST
: Police undertakes investigation
Thursday, August 20 2009

The Police Administration has started investigations into the circumstances that led to the death of Frank Owusu-Darko , who was allegedly murdered and dumped in a swimming pool at New Achimota.

NATIONAL :
Single Spine Pay Policy Starts Next January
Thursday, August 20 2009

The implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP) will commence in January, next year, the Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Hon. Stephen Amoanor Kwao, has said.

(TARKWA)WASSA AMENFI WEST
:Promote small scale mining
Thursday, August 20 2009

Miss Joyce Aryee, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, has said artisanal and small scale mining must be properly promoted to enable the sector to contribute to national development.

(TARKWA-BOGOSO) TARKWA NSUAEM
: Two die on the spot
Thursday, August 20 2009

Two traders died on the spot and 17 others sustained various degrees of injuries, when the mummy truck on which they were travelling skidded of the main Tarkwa-Bogoso highway at 0230 hours on Wednesday.

(AIYINASE) ELLEMBELE
:District assemblies advised
Thursday, August 20 2009

Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Deputy Minister for Energy and Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, has urged district assemblies to award contracts to contractors with good track records in their districts.

AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM
: Six more district to benefit from ILO.
Thursday, August 20 2009

The Decent Work Country Programme under the National Labour Organisation (ILO) that was started in the Effutu and Ajumako Districts of the Central Region has now been extended to six other districts following success it chalked in the two districts.

BOLGATANGA
: Uniform pension scheme for all.
Thursday, August 20 2009

Mr. Thomas Ango Bediako, the Chairman of the Pensions Reform Implementation Committee, has said that the government would provide a uniform pension scheme for all workers in the informal sector with the implementation of the New Pension Scheme next year.

ELLEMBELE:
MP inspects projects
Thursday, August 20 2009

The Deputy Minister for Energy and Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, has urged district assemblies to award contracts to contractors with good track records in their districts.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Mensah passes Sunderland medical
Thursday, August 20 2009

Ghana deputy captain, John Mensah, looks set to complete his switch to English side Sunderland after passing his medical.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Bruce sure of Mensah deal
Thursday, August 20 2009

Sunderland’s manager, Steve Bruce, remains hopeful of pushing through a season-long loan deal for the Lyon defender John Mensah.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Boateng keen on Ghana
Thursday, August 20 2009

Kelvin-Prince Boateng admits he has a fight on his hands in a bid to become a regular Ghana international.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Eight stay in hunt for three places
Thursday, August 20 2009

The qualification campaign goes to the wire as eight teams still stay in contention for any of the three available premiership places.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Samad Oppong joins Kotoko
Thursday, August 20 2009

Asante Kotoko have signed striker Samad Oppong from city rivals in a deal reported to be in a region of 45,000 Ghana cedis.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Hoffenheim reinstate Tagoe
Thursday, August 20 2009

German club Hoffenheim has been forced into an embarrassing climb down after reinstating Prince Tagoe as their player and agreeing to pay him compensation.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Tetteh names 20 for camping
Thursday, August 20 2009

Black Satellites head coach Sellas Tetteh has named a final list of 20 locally-based player to begin camping for next month’s Fifa World YouthChampionship in Egypt.

NATIONAL:
Government provides uniform pension for all
Thursday, August 20 2009

The Chairman of the Pensions Reform Implementation Committee, Mr. Thomas Ango Bediako, says the government would provide a uniform pension scheme for all workers in the informal sector with the implementation of the New Pension Scheme next year.

ACCRA:
Swine flu cases climb to six
Thursday, August 20 2009

Two more new cases of the pandemic influenza H1N1 (swine flu) have been confirmed in the country, bringing the total number of positive cases to six.

EJISU JUABEN:
Hospital suffers NHIS non-payment
Thursday, August 20 2009

Two District Health Insurance Schemes are indebted to the Juaben Government Hospital to the tune of GH¢ 211,626.96.

ELLEMBELE:
Ellembelle to host international health fair
Thursday, August 20 2009

Grow Ghana Limited, a local non-governmental organisation is launching an international health fair to help reduce the gloomy health statistics in the Nzema District of the Western Region.

EJISU JUABEN:
Non-performing teachers to be sanctioned
Thursday, August 20 2009

The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Mohammed Boakye-Agyeman, has warned that, teachers in the municipality, whose performance and commitment to the job is found to be unsatisfactory would face punitive sanctions.

(BATUME JUNCTION) ADAKLU-ANYIGBE:
EU assists in sanitation project
Thursday, August 20 2009

A vault chamber toilet has been built under the EU-Micro Project at Batume-Junction, a busy border community in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District said to record a lot of sanitation related sicknesses.

TEMA:
CJA pushes for Tema Shipyard management change
Thursday, August 20 2009

The Committee for Joint Action (CJA), a pressure group, is calling on government to take over the Tema Shipyard and Dry-docks from its present Management to secure national interest.

EJISU JUABEN:
District records 108 accidents within eight months
Thursday, August 20 2009

The Ejisu-Juaben Municipality has within the first eight months of the year, recorded a total of 108 road accidents.

BAWKU :
Shooting in Bawku
Friday, August 21 2009

One man has been shot dead at Bawku and police are declining comments until investigations are completed.

ACCRA :
Chief Justice appeals for more Supreme Court judges
Friday, August 21 2009

The Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood has appealed to President John Evans Atta Mills to fill three vacant positions at the Supreme Court of Ghana.

(AWUTU BERAKU) AWUTU SENYA :
Heaped refuse in Awutu-Senya evacuated
Friday, August 21 2009

The heaped refuse at Kasoa and other parts of the Awutu-Senya District have been cleared following the successful compartment of refuse at the final disposal point at Akrampa.

ACCRA :
More health training institutions soon
Friday, August 21 2009

The Human Resource Director of the Ministry of Health Dr. Ebenezer Appiah- Denkyira has said that the Ministry would establish new health training institutions and upgrade existing ones to train more health professionals in the coming years.

(KNUST) KMA :
KNUST signs MOU to support GTUC
Friday, August 21 2009

Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework of collaboration between the two institutions.

HO :
Churches entreated to fight crime- Minister
Friday, August 21 2009

The Volta Regional Minister, Hon Joseph Amenowode has called on the Church to team up with the State to fight crime and moral decadence in society.

NATIONAL :
MOH to decentralize administrative processes
Friday, August 21 2009

The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Benjamin Kumbour has stated that a ministerial directive has been instituted to decentralize all administrative processes that have over the years compelled health workers to travel to Accra.

NATIONAL
: RR Amponsah family meet President Mills
Friday, August 21 2009

The late Reginald Reynolds Amponsah, affectionately called R R Amponsah, a former Chairman of the Council of Elders of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), who died last June would be buried at Adudwan, near Asante Mampong on September 3, 2009.

(ACCRA MALL) AMA :
Court jails Accra Mall thief
Friday, August 21 2009

A sound engineer, who allegedly tampered with security systems of the Game Discount World at the Accra Mall and made away with mobile phones and other electronic products valued at GH¢29,000, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court.

OBUASI
: Anglogold Ashanti needs to do better
Friday, August 21 2009

There are concerns about “not too good” environmental practices by Anglogold Ashanti Limited (AGA) at its Obuasi Mine.

(TEMA) TMA :
Fire Service supported
Friday, August 21 2009

The Tema Regional Office of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has received a donation of 48 buckets of acrylic emulsion paint valued at GH¢950.00

(SEKONDI) STMA :
W/R forests depleting
Friday, August 21 2009

Illegal logging, mining, farming and chainsaw operations in forest reserves constitute 34 per cent of depletion of Ghana’s forest and wildlife resources, the Western Regional Manager of the Forestry Services Division, Mr Kwakye Ameyaw has said.

ACCRA :
Court dismisses Bawku MP’s application
Friday, August 21 2009

A Fast Track High Court (FTHC)in Accra on Thursday dismissed a stay of execution pending an appeal application filed by the embattled Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mr Adamu Daramani.

NATIONAL
: Africa reaches one billion.
Friday, August 21 2009

One billion people now live in Africa, says a new report. The continent’s population is growing by about 24 million a year, and will double to nearly two billion by 2050, the report adds.

(ABURI) AKUAPEM SOUTH
: Adonten road bad.
Friday, August 21 2009

One of the many roads destroyed by erosion is the Adonten road in a suburb of Aburi in the Eastern region.

(TARKWA)TARKWA NSUAEM
: Foreign nationals for Ghanainan mines
Friday, August 21 2009

Foreign nationals have virtually taken over illegal mining in the country, a research conducted by the Ghana Chamber of Mines has revealed.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Clubs wait for Top-4 kick off
Friday, August 21 2009

The premiership’s top four-placed sides would have to wait till next Wednesday to kick off the lucrative Top 4 competition.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Aduana hint massive signings
Friday, August 21 2009

Newly promoted Premier League side Aduana stars have hinted a massive recruitment drive to fortify their squad in the debut season in the top flight.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Asamoah for Nurenburg trials
Friday, August 21 2009

Ghana Premier League top scorer Alex Asamoah says he will have trials with German Bundesliga side Nurenburg next week.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Hull in for Haminu
Friday, August 21 2009

The Black Stars midfielder who can also play in a forward position is said to be interesting Hull manager Phil Brown who has made the signing of a forward his top priority as the transfer window inches to a close.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Hull in for Haminu
Friday, August 21 2009

The Black Stars midfielder who can also play in a forward position is said to be interesting Hull manager Phil Brown who has made the signing of a forward his top priority as the transfer window inches to a close.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Pelpuo defends GFA officials
Friday, August 21 2009

Acting Sports Minister Rashid Pelpuo has jumped to the defence of the Ghana Football Association after rants by his predecessor they are corrupt.

(SPORTS- HOCKEY) LOCAL:
LOC to present certificate to volunteers
Friday, August 21 2009

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the AfHF Hockey Africa Cup for Nations will on Saturday, August 22, present certificates of participation to volunteers of the tourney.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Pelpuo defends GFA officials
Friday, August 21 2009

Acting Sports Minister Rashid Pelpuo has jumped to the defence of the Ghana Football Association after rants by his predecessor they are corrupt.

NATIONAL:
MOH decentralizes administrative process
Friday, August 21 2009

The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Benjamin Kumbour says a ministerial directive has been instituted to decentralize all administrative processes that have over the years compelled health workers to travel to Accra.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Hearts split points with Kessben
Friday, August 21 2009

Sulley Muntari has set his sights on winning everything this season with Inter Milan and insists he will play a key part in that.

ACCRA:
1.6 million needed to revamp Water Company
Friday, August 21 2009

The Ghana Water Company Limited says it needs US$1.6 million capital investment to revamp water production system to meet government’s 85 per cent coverage target by 2015.

(FIASO) TECHIMAN:
Mechanised boreholes to be sustained
Friday, August 21 2009

The Techiman Municipal Officer in-charge of Water and Sanitation, has called on the people of Fiaso and environs to help mobilize funds to sustain the mechanized borehole in the area.

ACCRA:
Boost for the arts industry
Friday, August 21 2009

The Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, says his ministry will provide the needed push and support for the visual arts industry to make it a vehicle to re-brand the country.

TAMALE:
Northern Ghana vulnerable to food insecurity - UN
Friday, August 21 2009

A total of 1.2 million Ghanaians are currently exposed to food insecurity while another two million remain vulnerable to the problem.

BAWKU:
Police hunt Bawku gunman
Friday, August 21 2009

Police in Bawku have mounted a search for a gunman who allegedly shot and killed two men in the municipality on Thursday.

BONGO:
Potable water for Bongo District soon
Friday, August 21 2009

The problem of high concentration of fluoride in the drinking water of the people of Bongo District would soon be solved following the development of an effective method of removing the excess fluoride.
     

NATIONAL :
Inflation Drops Marginally In July
Saturday, August 22 2009

Ghana’s annual inflation rate dropped marginally to 20.50 per cent in July, the Ghana Statistical Service has said.

NATIONAL :
NPP decides today
Saturday, August 22 2009

All is set for the special conference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Accra later today.

NKWANTA SOUTH :
Heavy rains damage roads and bridges in Volta Region
Saturday, August 22 2009

Recent heavy rains in the Volta Region have caused enormous damages to some roads and bridges, rendering them impassable.

KETA :
Anlos urged to bury differences
Saturday, August 22 2009

The Chairman of the Council of State, Professor Kofi Awoonor has urged chiefs and opinion leaders in Anlo to stand by the truth and bury their differences to enhance the development of the area.

TAMALE :
Agric sector receives boost
Saturday, August 22 2009

The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is providing a grant of 13 million dollars to the agricultural sector of Ghana.

(GOMOA ADAA) GOMOA :
Gomoa Adaa sets up endowment fund
Saturday, August 22 2009

The chiefs and the people of Gomoa Adaa have launched a 10,000-Ghana cedi Education Endowment Fund to support needy but brilliant students.

(DABOASE) MPOHOR WASSA EAST :
Daboase and its environs to improve facilities
Saturday, August 22 2009

The Mpohor Wassa East District will spend 6,631,858 million Ghana cedis on water and sanitation projects from this year to 2012.

(AKWATIA) KWAEBIBIREM :
Akwatia re-run did not meet criteria- CODEO
Saturday, August 22 2009

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), has said that the widespread harassment, intimidation and fraud it observed during the Akwatia Parliamentary election re-run, makes it difficult to conclude that it sufficiently met the criteria for free and fair elections.

TAMALE :
UDS to introduce study of forensic science
Saturday, August 22 2009

The University for Development Studies (UDS) is to introduce the study of forensic science as a major course in the university.

(KWANFINFI) ATWIMA MPONUA :
Two die in motor accident
Saturday, August 22 2009

Two women were killed and 31 others injured, when a Mercedes Benz bus on which they were travelling was involved in an accident at Kwanfinfin on the Kumasi-Bibiani road.

ADENTA
: Pastor arrested for sexual harassment
Sunday, August 23 2009

A spiritual pastor in Adenta, a suburb of Accra, is in police grips following accusations that he fondled the private parts of his lady followers.

HO
: Volta university -next year
Sunday, August 23 2009

The first State-funded university in the Volta Region is expected to make its first intake in September 2010, Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, has said.

KMA
: Dep.minister worried.
Sunday, August 23 2009

Dr. Kwasi Apea-Kubi, Deputy Minister of the Interior, has expressed concern about the production of illegal firearms by some blacksmiths and said this was fuelling armed robberies, communal conflicts, and chieftaincy disputes.

BONGO
: Assembly fights for human rights
Sunday, August 23 2009

The Bongo District Assembly in the Upper East Region and the Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional Area, Naba Baba Salifu Aleemyaarom, are to collaborate to deal with the lynching of innocent people suspected to be wizards and witches.

WA
:MMDCES discuss finances.
Sunday, August 23 2009

Officials drawn from Municipal and District Assemblies, Departments and government agencies in the Upper West Region, at a workshop in Wa, appraised issues on Public Finance Management and how monetary inflows had impacted on the communities they were intended to serve.

(AFRAM PLAINS) KWAHU NORTH
: Two educational projects commissioned
Sunday, August 23 2009

The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, has commissioned two educational projects, funded by the European Commission at a total cost GHC 58,500.

   

KWAHU NORTH
:District to get more teachers
Sunday, August 23 2009

The Ministry of Education has granted a special dispensation for the training of 80 teachers, in the six Teacher Training Colleges in Education, in the Eastern Region, to help solve the crippling shortage of teachers in the Kwahu North District.   

   

KRACHI WEST
: Four bodies found in Volta lake
Sunday, August 23 2009

The bodies of four people who reportedly drowned have been retrieved from the belly of the Volta Lake in advanced stages of decomposition.
    

(BRAKWA)ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA
: BOG urges rural banks to go ICT
Sunday, August 23 2009

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has introduced an Electronic Financial Analysis and Surveillance System (eFASS) for banks to file their prudential returns on-line.

NATIONAL
: Local staff wants a take over.
Sunday, August 23 2009

The local staff members of Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL) have said they are prepared to take over from the expatriates when their five-year management contract ends in 2011.

   

AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM
: District takes steps to rehabilitate roads
Sunday, August 23 2009

The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly with the support of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has acquired an earth moving machine for the construction and rehabilitation of roads in the district.

   

SISSALA EAST
: Violence against girls alarming
Sunday, August 23 2009

Madam Esther Boateng, Programme Manager of ActionAid Ghana, non-governmental organisation, has identified violence against girls in school as a common phenomenon in Sissala East District.

AKATSI
: Avenor Rural bank meets goals.
Sunday, August 23 2009

The Avenor Rural Bank, headquartered at Akatsi, has met its two-pronged 2008 strategic goals of growth and stabilization, with profit after tax growing from GHC 57.094 in 2007 to GHC 67, 974, a rise of 19.05 percent.  

BOLGATANGA :
Functionaries under School Feeding programmes urged to collaborate
Monday, August 24 2009

Participants at a stakeholder meeting on the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) have called for a closer collaboration between the programme and its functionaries to make it more efficient.

HO :
Veep demands consistency from religious/civil society groups
Monday, August 24 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has urged religious and civil society groups to be consistent defenders of ethical values in the country and by so doing maintain their credibility.

(NEW TAFO) EAST AKIM :
Adonten Community Bank declares highest profit ever
Monday, August 24 2009

The Adonten Community Bank made a net profit of GHC75,943 last year, the highest profit made so far by the bank.

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA:
MMDAs urged to involve grassroots in their budgetary process
Monday, August 24 2009

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), have been urged to create more room for people at the grassroots level to participate in their budgetary process.

AMA :
Abandoned state buildings to be utilised
Monday, August 24 2009

Abandoned and unused state-owned buildings are to be converted to Business Processes Outsourcing (BPO) centres to enable the country attract more subcontracts from the international market.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST :
Teachers in Sissala East lack the requisite certificate
Monday, August 24 2009

Forty-seven per cent of teachers in the Sissala East District are pupil teachers with low academic qualifications.

NATIONAL
: Former president appeals to the government
Monday, August 24 2009

Former President John Jerry Rawlings has urged government to work hard to improve the current economic situation, which he said had cause many to be disillusioned.

ACCRA :
NPP electoral college swells up
Monday, August 24 2009

Delegates at the New Patriotic Party, (NPP) National Conference in Accra have unanimously adopted proposals to amend some aspects of the party’s constitution.

HO :
Plans to raise Volta’s economic attraction- Minister
Monday, August 24 2009

The Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Joseph Amenowode has observed that good profiling, marketing and exploitation of the region’s resources could raise its economic fortunes remarkably.

NATIONAL
: Christian council unhappy.
Monday, August 24 2009

The General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana , Reverend Fred Deegbe has expressed disgust at the attitude of some pastors towards female church members of their churches.

HO
: Work for the interest of the people.
Monday, August 24 2009

Most Reverend Francis Lodonu, Bishop of the Ho Diocese of the Catholic Church, has urged government officials from the Volta region to pursue a positive agenda for the region’s rapid development.

WA :
Upper West discuss financial irregularities in Public Service
Monday, August 24 2009

Officials drawn from Municipal and District Assemblies, Departments and government agencies in the Upper West Region at a workshop at Wa, appraised issues on Public Finance Management and how monetary inflows had impacted on the communities they were intended to serve.

DANGME WEST
: Foster home receives support
Monday, August 24 2009

Pastor James Legge of the Gabrieno Ministry, has urged churches to use part of their resources to support the poor, under-privileged, needy children and other vulnerable people in society.
    

NATIONAL
: 250 students receive support.
Monday, August 24 2009

Two hundred and fifty Junior High School (JHS) students in the Ellembelle, Jomoro and Nzema-East Districts in the Western Region, have benefited from a month’s free tuition and lodging pre-senior high school (SHS) vacation classes.

(KPETOE) ADAKLU ANYIGBE
: Kente festival for national.
Monday, August 24 2009

Nene Nuer Keteku III, Konor of Agotime State, has appealed to the government to make the Kente festival of the chiefs and people of the Agotime Traditional Area a national event.

CAPE COAST :
Call for UCC to help implement Education Reforms
Monday, August 24 2009

The University of Cape Coast (UCC),  has been urged to complement government’s efforts in improving the quality of teacher training education as part of the Education Reforms by “monitoring the Colleges of Education to meet tertiary status”.

BOLGATANGA
: AMYO holds 30th national annual rally
Monday, August 24 2009

Maulvi Dr. Wahab A. Adam, Head and Missionary in-charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana, has called on religious leaders and parents to focus more on preaching and counselling that would imbibe in the youth genuine belief in God and the reality of divine intervention in human affairs.

(AKOSOMBO)ASUOGYAMAN
: Water level in the dam today
Monday, August 24 2009

The following is the level of water in the Akosombo Dam as issued by the Management of the Volta River Authority on Monday, August 24, 2009.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Mensah yet to sign
Monday, August 24 2009

Sunderland’s Manager Steve Bruce is still hoping to push through a season long loan deal for Ghana deputy Captain John Mensah.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Muntari replaced because of Ramadan
Monday, August 24 2009

Inter Milan’s Sulley Muntari was substituted in Sunday’s draw with Bari and coach Jose Mourinho explained that in his view "Muntari had some problems related to Ramadan - perhaps with this heat it’s not good for him to be doing this (fasting).

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Teshie talents win community event
Monday, August 24 2009

After years of playing on hard, dusty surfaces, Teshie, a local community in the Ghana capital, Accra is to be the first beneficiary of grassed pitch.

OBUASI
: Assembly members and others undergo training
Monday, August 24 2009

A day’s sensitization workshop aimed at developing a framework to better inform policy makers to promote legalized small scale mining has been held at Obuasi.
    

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Essien was rested
Monday, August 24 2009

Chelsea made four changes from the side that defeated Sunderland last Tuesday but it made little difference to the cohesion as goals from Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka fired them to a 2-0 victory at Craven Cottage.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Aduana qualify for Premiership
Monday, August 24 2009

The line-up of teams for the Glo Premier League is complete for next season as the promotion league concluded.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Dramani eyes Prem move
Monday, August 24 2009

Ghana international Hamidu Dramani is hoping to seal a dream move to the Premier League before the transfer deadline next month.

(NYANKPALA) TOLON KUMBUNGU :
Christians urged to get involved in politics
Monday, August 24 2009

The Metropolitan Archbishop of Tamale, the Most Rev. Philip Naameh, has urged Christians to get involved in politics to ensure the effective governance of the country.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Drama at GFA premises
Monday, August 24 2009

The precincts of the Ghana Football association (GFA) was last Friday almost turned into a "boxing arena" following a heated clash between officials of Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Obuasi Ashantigold.

NATIONAL
: Government supports Ramadan
Monday, August 24 2009

The government has donated food items worth hundreds of Ghana cedis to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, towards this years Ramadan.

NATIONAL
: School feeding increased by 50 per cent
Monday, August 24 2009

Government has increased the school feeding grant from GH80p to GH¢1.20 for all public senior high schools throughout the country.

(KUMASI) KMA
: KNUST turns away two-thirds of applicants
Monday, August 24 2009

Only one-third of applicants who applied to enter the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology for the 2009-2010 academic year were offered admission due to inadequate lecturers and facilities.

NATIONAL:
Registrar-General reviews Companies Code soon
Monday, August 24 2009

The Minister for Justice and Attorney General, Mrs. Betty Mould – Iddrisu, has hinted of the review of the Comapnies Code.

GA WEST
: Sand winners are a threat to Ga West
Monday, August 24 2009

The Municipal Chief Executive of Ga West, Ebenezer Nii Armah, has expressedconcern about the spate of illegal sand winning in the area.

WA:
Ghost names "take over" on Pay Roll
Monday, August 24 2009

The Deputy Head of the Public Expenditure Monitoring Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Seth Botwe says one of the biggest challenges facing the nation’s economy is the high number of ghost names on government’s pay roll. 

WA:
35 tractors for districts in Upper West
Monday, August 24 2009

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has handed over 35 tractors and their implements valued at GH¢ 588,000 to seven districts in Upper West Region.

JUABEN
: Juaben Rural Bank makes 15.7% increase in profit
Monday, August 24 2009

The Juaben Rural Bank has posted a profit before tax of GH¢354,049.45 on its operations for 2008.

ACCRA:
Eurofoods in
Monday, August 24 2009

A staff of Eurofoods Ghana, a biscuit manufacturing company at Spintex, a suburb of Accra is alleging that some of their products on the market are unwholesome.

ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Customary Land Secretariat critical
Monday, August 24 2009

The Deputy Minister of Land and Natural Resources says strengthening the Customary Land Secretariat is vital to proper land administration in the country.

NATIONAL:
Judicial Service embraces Alternative Dispute Resolution
Monday, August 24 2009

The Judicial Service Monday announced the extension of the implementation of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programme to all courts by 2013.

ATWIMA MPONUA:
Development projects to be distributed evenly - DCE
Monday, August 24 2009

The District Chief Executive for Atwima-Mponua, Mrs Theresah Adomako Tawiah, has promised to ensure fair distribution of development projects in the area.

ASHAIMAN:
Nursing mother held over fake dollars
Monday, August 24 2009

The Tema Circuit Court ‘A’ Monday granted a 25-year old nursing mother GH¢ 10,000 bail with three sureties of which two are to be justified, for possessing fake dollars. 

(KYEKYEBIASE) ASANTE AKIM NORTH:
Replanted cocoa farms handed-over to farmers
Monday, August 24 2009

The Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Unit of the Ghana Cocoa Board has handed-over 25 treated and replanted cocoa farms to their owners at Kyekyebiase in the Asante-Akim North District.

DORMAA:
Two brothers in court for murder
Monday, August 24 2009

A circuit court in Dormaa Ahenkro has remanded two brothers in custody for allegedly murdering a farmer at Maasu, a farming community near Dormaa Ahenkro.

BAWKU :
Gov’t renews Bawku curfew
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Government has by Executive Instrument renewed the curfews imposed on the Bawku Municipality and the Gushegu Township and their immediate environs for another week with effect from Monday August 24, 2009.

(PEPEASE) KWAHU EAST :
EU implements 231 projects in Eastern Region
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The European Union (EU), has under its Micro Projects Programme implemented 231 projects in 19 districts in the Eastern Region, to improve the standards of living of people in the beneficiary communities.

(TESHIE) LEDZOKUKU-KROWOR :
Youth clean Teshie ahead of Homowo
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Chief Executive of the Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly, Hon. Daniel Armatey Mensah has advised the residents of the area to cultivate healthy habits towards eliminating filth and its related diseases.

(KORLE-BU) AMA :
GHC 170,001 embezzled at Korle-Bu
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The management of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has suspended 11 of its revenue collectors for allegedly embezzling GHC 170,001.61 between January, 2007 and June, 2008.

ACCRA :
Ghana urged to secure good oil deal from exploratory firms
Tuesday, August 25 2009

A Lecturer at the Economics Department of the University of Sussex in the UK, Professor Andy Mckay has called on government to take steps to secure a good deal with the firms exploring the country’s oil find for the benefit of the people.

 

NEW JUABEN :
No ’kululu’ in school uniform project - Veep
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Vice President, Hon. John Mahama, apparently sensing what is known in Ghanaian parlance as ’Kululu’ (fraud or corruption), is beating the drums as an early warning signal to persons involved in the award of contract for the free school uniform project.

NATIONAL :
94 Doctors turn administrators
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Ninety-Four experienced medical doctors who should have practiced in hospitals in the public sector found themselves occupying administrative positions, the 2005 audit report currently before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has revealed.

(CASTLE) AMA :
Ghana deepens relationship with Korea
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has held discussions with Mr Park Young June, Vice Minister for Government Policy at the South Korean Prime Minister’s office, to deepen economic relations between the two countries especially in maritime security and housing.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Sellas names U-20 team
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Male Under-20 team coach Sellas Tetteh has named a 24-man list, including both local and foreign-based players to begin training this week.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Kingson back from injury
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Ghana international Laryea Kingston could return for Hearts of Midlothian in their Europa League clash against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Arles keen on Dede Ayew deal
Tuesday, August 25 2009

French second division side Arles-Avignon have thrown in an offer to sign Ghanaian winger Andre Dede Ayew.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
FA prepares for Congress
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Congress of the Ghana Football Association would gather for a two-day
session beginning Wednesday.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Bristol look at Abeyie
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Quincy Owusu-Abeyie could be offered a route back into English football by Bristol City after he begun training with he championships side.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Kotoko to finalize Addo contract
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Asante Kotoko are expected to concluding the talks with head coach Herbert Addo over a potential long term deal. 

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Satellites open to senior call ups
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Members of the Under-20 side would be allowed to play for the seniors, the Black Stars, if handed call ups for Ghana’s World Cup qualifier early September.

 

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Hearts players doubt Thompson
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Nine Hearts of Oak players have reportedly questioned the technical abilities of Nii Noi Thompson after they refused to train with the team.

(TETEGU) AMA :
Police arrest ex-presidential candidate
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The disqualified presidential candidate of the New Vision Party (NVP), Prophet Daniel Yaw Nkansah, was last Sunday arrested in Accra by the police for defrauding a businessman in the sum of GH¢1,715.

CAPE COAST
: Health workers urged to keep surveillance on HINI
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe, has appealed to Public Health Technical Officers to help keep surveillance on HINI especially along the country’s borders, to help curb its spread.

TAMALE
: Government asked to provide schools with books
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Executive Director for the Global Mission for the Needy, a non-governmental organisation, Madam Veronica Zenabu,has appealed to the government to resource schools especially the deprived ones with reading and learning materials.

(KUMASI) KMA
: Asantehene to attend conference in Germany
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, leaves for North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on August 25 to attend the 2nd Bonn Conference on International Development Policy.

(SUHYEN) NEW JUABEN
: GH¢44,765 three classroom block for Suhyen
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Apesemakahene of New Juaben Traditional Area, Nana Ani Bonsu, has called for the abolition of the shift system in schools in the New Juaben Municipality to help reduce truancy among school children in the area.

BOLGATANGA
: Camp for girls from deprived schools in Upper East
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Action Aid Ghana (AAG), a non-governmental organization, in collaboration with the Upper East Regional Girls Education Unit of the Ghana Education Service, is organizing a five-day Regional Girls Camp for 120 girls from deprived schools in the region.

CAPE COAST
: Directorate takes measures to ensure quality service
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Central Regional Health Directorate will now focus on discipline, supportive supervision and high impact service delivery in line with its commitment to improve health care delivery especially in the reduction of maternal and child morbidity.

ACCRA
: Government asked to re-visit policy on SHS
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Ghana Youth Movement (GYM), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has called on Government to rescind its decision to review downwards the four-year duration of Senior High School education, since the policy could be detrimental to the youth.

NATIONAL:
Ghana, Togo begin bilateral talks
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Presidents of Ghana and Togo Tuesday began discussions aimed at strengthening their relations and enhancing bilateral cooperation.

(PARLIAMENT) ACCRA:
Parliament sits through supplementary budget
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Tuesday presented a supplementary budget to Parliament to appraise members on the performance of the economy and revise the budget estimates based on current information.

KUMASI:
Government turns to skills acquisition
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Deputy Minister of Education has pledged the government’s determination to encourage the youth to acquire technical and vocational skills.

CAPE COAST:
Bring politicians to order - Chiefs told
Tuesday, August 25 2009

A Senior Programme Manager of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Mr. Isaac Owusu-Mensah has told traditional rulers that they have “legitimate authority” to call to order members of political parties whose actions and utterances could result in chaos in their areas.

ACCRA:
Ghana to face serious energy problems - Akaho
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Director-General of the Atomic Energy Commission, Professor Edward H. K. Akaho, has stated that Ghana will face serious problems of energy availability and supply if she does not introduce nuclear electricity to form part of the energy mix.

(KYEM) EJISU-JUABEN:
Chief advocates local participation in award of contracts
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Kontihene of Kyem, in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality, has appealed to the government to involve local communities in the award of contracts for development projects of which they are the direct beneficiaries.

NKORANZA NORTH:
MP donates computers to schools
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North has presented 20 computers and accessories valued at about GH¢ 8,000 to the Nkoranza District Directorate of Education for distribution to some Junior High Schools in the constituency.

(KONKOMBA MARKET) AMA :
Two die in Konkomba market brutality
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Two people have been confirmed dead after violence erupted at the Konkomba market in Accra between supporters of the ruling NDC and the main opposition NPP in an apparent battle for supremacy.

HO:
Ho Hospital declining services to NHIS members
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Ho Municipal Hospital is refusing to treat patients with the Ho Mutual Health Insurance Card.

(MIDDLE EAST) ASHAIMEN:
MP ’faces’ constituents
Tuesday, August 25 2009

The Member of Parliament for Ashaiman has pledged that he will not shirk his responsibility in ensuring the development of Ashiaman.

HOHOE:
Butcher remanded for possessing ’wee’
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Ousman Mohammed, 30, a butcher, has been remanded into prison custody by a Hohoe Circuit court for possessing leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, popularly called “Wee”.

NATIONAL:
Ghana’s trade deficit drop - Duffuor
Tuesday, August 25 2009

Ghana’s trade balance amounted to a deficit of US$955.8 million, for the first six months of 2009, compared to a deficit of US$2,155.0 million recorded at the end of June 2008.

(AGBOGBLOSHIE) AMA :
Police warn perpetrators of violence at Agbogbloshie to stop
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Police administration on Tuesday warned perpetrators of violence at Agbogbloshie in Accra to stop immediately.

NATIONAL :
NHIL realises GH¢153.3m first six months of 2009
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor has said about GH¢153.3 million was realised from the National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) within the first six months of 2009.

NATIONAL :
Drivers to be tested for epilepsy
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Driver and Vehicular Licensing Authority (DVLA), together with other partners, is to introduce an epilepsy testing pilot project under which commercial drivers and new driver licence applicants would be screened for the condition.

NATIONAL :
Finance Minister outlines financial challenges
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Finance Minister, Dr Kwabena Duffuor has indicated that government must deal with the challenges of outstanding arrears and the payment of huge judgement debts in order to meet the fiscal objectives in the 2009 budget.

BOLGATANGA :
Graduates who refuse National Service to be prosecuted
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Mr. Vincent Senam Kuagbenu has warned that as from next year, any eligible graduate who refuses to serve the nation under the scheme would be prosecuted.

ACCRA :
Sachet water not safer than tap water – AVRL
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Sachet water is not safer than tap water, an official of Aqua Vitens Rand Limited, operators of Ghana’s urban water distribution system, has said.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Sellas primed for home stretch
Wednesday, August 26 2009

National U-20 coach Sellas Tetteh says he expects competition among his 24-man team to be intense with three of them due to be sent home before the World Youth Championships begin in the final week of September.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ghanaians in Egypt rock
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Black Stars striker Eric Bekoe scored in Petrojet’s 1-1 draw with Ismaili on Monday night to help them stay on top in the Egyptian Premier League table.

ACCRA :
Police urges community involvement against crime
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Police have called for strong community involvement in the fight against crime, especially at the grassroots level.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
GFA Honour past Presidents
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Congress of the Ghana Football Association will open the two-day session Wednesday by honouring twenty-four individuals and corporate sponsors.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Top kicks off today
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Clubs get ready for kick off of the lucrative off-season competition for the premiership’s top four placed clubs.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Mensah deal to go through
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has revealed that Ghana defender John Mensah is three days away from joining the club.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Mensah deal to go through
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has revealed that Ghana defender John Mensah is three days away from joining the club.

(DODOWA) DANGME WEST :
Educational system needs effective decentralization – SNV
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Ghana needs to effectively decentralise her educational sector to achieve the high quality of education delivery most of her citizens crave for, a research has revealed.

(NKWANTANANG) GA EAST :
Chief worried over land encroachment
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Chief of Nkwantanang,  Nii Nikoi Jonas has appealed to the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA) to help stop the encroachment of lands earmarked for developmental projects in the community.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Traditional rulers schooled on revenue mobilization
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Director of Revenue Agencies Governing Board, Mr. Eugene Ofosuhene has said that with the current global recession, revenue mobilization has become a serious business agenda of the government.

(ATOMIC) GA EAST :
Parliamentary Select Committee to support GAEC
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment have pledged to support efforts of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) to ensure success in its nuclear power programme.

TECHIMAN :
Ghanaians consume $205 million of bush meat annually
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Ghanaians consume about 225,287 tonnes of bush meat worth 205 million US dollars annually, the Executive Director of the Wildlife Division of Forestry Commission,  Nana Kofi Adu-Nsiah has said, in Techiman in Brong Ahafo.

(SAMLESI) UPPER MANYA KROBO :
EU supports Samlesi community
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The District Chief Executive for Upper Manya, Hon. Joseph T. Angmor says a major problem facing the area is the lack of health facilities at the various communities.

KMA
:Prison turns High court
Wednesday, August 26 2009

A Kumasi High Court has began hearing cases of remand prisoners whose warrants had expired while on remand in the Kumasi Central Prisons.

NATIONAL
: Pray for Ghana.
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Sheikh Ismail Saeed Adam, an Islamic scholar, has appealed to Muslims to use the period of the Ramadan to pray for Ghana’s progress.

(GA EAST) LEGON
: Faculty of law wins competition
Wednesday, August 26 2009

For the second time in succession, the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, has won the African Human rights Court Competition Title.

MAMPONG
: LEAP must go on.
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Reverend Stephen Atta-Gyamfi, Mampong Municipal Social Welfare Officer, has called for the sustenance of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme.
 

TEMA
: Man goes to prison for eight years.
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Tema Circuit Court ‘A’ has sentenced a 19-year-old sales boy, to eight years imprisonment in hard labour for defiling a girl, aged 15½ years.

TEMA
: Man takes advantage of girl
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Tema Circuit Court ‘A’ presided over by Mrs Lorinda Owusu, has remanded Joseph Cudjo Ababio, a mason, for inserting his fingers into the vagina of a 13-year-old girl.

TECHIMAN
: Support government.
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Mr. Alex Kyeremeh, Techiman Municipal Chief Executive, has appealed to Ghanaians to complement government efforts by initiating development projects to attract support for an improvement in their living conditions.

NATIONAL
: DNA testing to start in December
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Korle Bu Teaching hospital will begin conducting human identification (DNA) tests from October, this year.

(NEW ABIREM) BIRIM NORTH
: Committee on compensation formed
Wednesday, August 26 2009

A sixty-member Newmont Akyem Gold Mining Project compensation negotiation committee was inaugurated at New Abirem.

TAMALE
: MMDCEs undergo training.
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Mr. Lutz Krumnikl of Schmidt Kommunalfahrzeuge, a German waste management company, has sensitized about fifteen Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief executives (MCE/DCEs) of the Northern Region on good and effective waste management practices.

(ANLO) KETA
: Tidal waves cause havoc
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Tidal waves have pounded Akplorwotokor and surrounding communities in the Anlo constituency in the Volta region causing extensive damage to property and cutting the citizens from the rest of the constituency.

LOWER MANYA KROBO
: Develop pragmatic strategies for development-DCE
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Lower Manya Krobo District Chief Executive, Hon. Issac Agbo-Tetteh has asked members of the assembly to approach the problems facing the assembly with commitment as well as pragmatic strategies and policies to realize the dream of attaining a municipal status within the shortest possible time.

LOWER MANYA KROBO
: Assembly focuses on increasin revenue
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Lower Manya Krobo District Assembly has adopted measures aimed at improving the revenue base of the assembly.

HO
: Mormons undertake clean-up exercise
Wednesday, August 26 2009

About 25 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints cleared weeds and tidied up precincts of the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Judicial Service and the Social Security and Insurance Trust in Ho to mark the Mormons “Helping Hands Day”.  

WA:
Malaria causes governments ’headache’ - UNICEF
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), says malaria is a great economic burden and urges governments to concentrate on cleaning the environment to reduce the breeding of mosquitoes.

ACCRA
: Sixteen-member GES Council inaugurated
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Minister of Education, Mr. Alex Tettey-Enyo, has called on members of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council to deal with the numerous challenges facing the educational system expeditiously.

(ANYANUI) KETA:
Volta lags behind in NHIS coverage
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Volta Region is lagging behind in the coverage of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Benjamin Kumbuor, Deputy Minister of Health has disclosed.

(PWALUGU) BOLGATANGA:
Market uncertainties put tomato farmers in a fix
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Dry season farmers in the Upper East Region are in a fix as to how much tomato seedlings they should nurse in preparation for the next farming season because they are not certain of the quantity of produce the Northern Star Tomato Factory at Pwalugu can purchase from them.

ACCRA:
Water Company commission health facility for staff
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Aqua Vitens Rand Limited and Ghana Water Company Limited, Wednesday commissioned a walk-in infirmary for members of staff to check their HIV, TB, Hypertension, Hepatitis and Diabetes status on regular basis.

BOLGATANGA:
Upper East trunk roads receive facelift
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Ghana Highways Authority in the Upper East Region has been allocated funds as part of its budgetary allocation to maintain urban roads in the region.

ACCRA:
Government makes efforts to meet GIL’s objectives
Wednesday, August 26 2009

Government is aware of the challenges facing the management of Ghana Institute of Languages and making efforts to meet the objectives for its establishment, Mr. Alex Tetteh-Enyo, Minister for Education said on Wednesday.

HO:
Ghana@50 probe to guide officials
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Volta Regional Minister Wednesday advised heads of public institutions in the region to learn from the ongoing Ghana@50 probe.

(LEGON) GA EAST:
Noguchi Institute delves into infectious diseases
Wednesday, August 26 2009

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, has launched a research collaboration with the Tokyo Medical and Dental University and the Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan.

NATIONAL
: MDCC finally gets new leader
Thursday, August 27 2009

The General Council of the Musama Disco Christo Church (MDCC),has installed Prophet Mokna Jeeba Fiifi Jehu-Appiah, as the new General Head Prophet and Akaboha IV of the church, at a ceremony at Gomoa Mozano, in the Central Region.

NATIONAL
: Sanction telecom operators-Veep
Thursday, August 27 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has charged the National Communications Authority (NCA), to apply sanctions against telecom operators that fail to honour their licence requirements to provide quality service to the public.

NATIONAL
: No new operators to be licensed.
Thursday, August 27 2009

Government has decided not to license new telecom operators to safeguard the integrity of the industry, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications has disclosed.

NATIONAL
: Nation worried about masts-Veep
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Vice President of Ghana, Mr. John D. Mahama has noted that the alleged health implications of radioactive frequency radiation, from telecom masts and other devices is a major concern for the nation.

KMA
: Issues on economic crisis discussed.
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Ghana Shippers’ Council has held a day’s symposium in Kumasi, on the global economic crisis and its impact on the activities of exporters and importers in the Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo regions.

NATIONAL
: 50 per cent to further education
Thursday, August 27 2009

Just a little over 50 per cent of candidates who sat for this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) qualified for placement into senior high schools and technical institutes.

GOMOA WEST
: Six regions receive support from EU
Thursday, August 27 2009

Six regions have so far benefited from 904 infrastructure projects, under the sixth European Union (EU) Micro- Project.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST
: Hospital receives aid
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Berian Ministerial Alliance, a local faith-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) has donated surgical disposables and walking aids, worth GH¢ 2,000 to Apam Catholic Hospital.
    

(GOMOA MANSO) GOMOA EAST
: Teachers quarters for community
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Central Regional Co-ordinating Council, has formed a Monitoring and Evaluation Team, to ensure the proper use and maintenance of projects provide with public funds.

(AKYEM KOTOKU) BIRIM NORTH
: Chiefs not happy with NGO.
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Chiefs and people of Akyem Kotoku in the Eastern Region are up in arms against the Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM), over a letter the NGO wrote to the UN.

KMA
: Contractors must re-apply in districts.
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Council, has directed all contractors and caterers involved in the School Feeding Programme in the region to re-apply at their various districts to be part of the programme.

(ESOHYIAYE) ASUNAFO NORTH
: Friend kills friend
Thursday, August 27 2009

What was meant to be a friendly wrestle over a gun between two friends turned tragic when a bullet hit and killed one of them.

NATIONAL
: Graduate teachers must go rural.
Thursday, August 27 2009

Mr. Mathias Puozaa, Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, has said over concentration of qualified teachers in urban area was instrumental in the decline in education standards.

CHEREPONI
: MPs pay tributes
Thursday, August 27 2009

Members of Parliament (MPs) officially paid tributes to the late Mrs. Doris Asibi Seidu, former MP for Chereponi constituency who died on August 1, 2009.

NKORANZA SOUTH
:Discipline the children-DCE
Thursday, August 27 2009

Mr. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, Nkoranza South District Chief Executive, has appealed to religious leaders to use the pulpit to promote discipline amongst the youth.

ATWIMA MPONUA
: Police station supported.
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Amanano Rural Bank has donated sets of office furniture, ceiling fans and woollen carpets towards the refurbishment of the Nyinahin Police Station in the Atwima Mponua District.

NKORANZA SOUTH
: AIDS is real.
Thursday, August 27 2009

Mr. Kofi Lucas, National President of Network of Associations of Registered NGOs in Ghana, has urged stakeholders in national development to collaborate efforts in the campaign against the spread of HIV/AIDS.

NATIONAL
: Security can prevent a person from traveling
Thursday, August 27 2009

A prosecution witness has told an Accra Circuit Court that security personnel has the power and authority to prevent Mr. Stephen Asamaoh-Boateng, former Information and National Orientation Minister from travelling abroad with his family.

BOLGATANGA
: 61,000 goes for reafforestation
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Forestry Service Department, in the Upper East Region has nursed and distributed 61,000 tree seedlings to interested groups and organisations for planting.
   

(AGBOGBLOSHIE)AMA
: Calm returns to community
Thursday, August 27 2009

Uniformed and plain clothes police personnel have been deployed at Agbogbloshie in Accra to maintain calm as well as gather intelligence on what caused bloody clashes there on Tuesday that led to the death of three people.

NATIONAL
: Vice chairman of NPP dies.
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Second Vice Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is dead.

KMA
: Case heard after 10 years.
Thursday, August 27 2009

A 37-year old farm hand, accused of murder and kept at the Kumasi Central Prisons on remand since 1999 has at long last appeared before a Kumasi High Court.

(NEW ABIREM) BIRIM NORTH:
Akyem chiefs deny allegations against Newmont
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Chiefs and people of Akyem Kotoku in the Eastern Region are up in arms against the Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM), over a letter the NGO wrote to the UN, accusing Newmont Ghana Gold Company Limited of grossly degrading the environment.

TALENSI-NABDAM :
Contractors abandon road projects
Thursday, August 27 2009

Twelve road projects in the Talensi-Nabdam District inthe Upper East Region have been abondoned since last year due to non-payment for work done by the contractors.

ACCRA:
Police grab fugitive
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Divisional Accountant of the Precious Minerals Marketing Company Limited who fled to South Africa after allegedly embezzling GH¢238,890 belonging to the company, has been arrested.

NATIONAL:
GH¢1bn compensation for land owners
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Collins Dauda, has announecd government’s preparedness to release GH¢ 1 billion to deal with outstnading compensations in respect of lands acquired by the state.

KUMASI:
Road accident claims one life
Thursday, August 27 2009

One person was killed while 26 others sustained varying degrees of injury when a private saloon car with registration number GT2277 Z collided head-on with an oncoming 207 bus with registration number AS 5417 W at Pakyi No. 1 on the Kumasi-Obuasi road.

 

ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
School Feeding Programme: Contractors to reapply
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council has directed all contractors and caterers involved in the School Feeding Programme in the region to re-apply to their districts.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
Pre-mix fuel committee inaugurated
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mr Nii Naamo-Ale, has assured fishermen that the government would provide them with logistics, support and protection to promote the  fishing industry.

EAST MAMPRUSI:
Tamale Police capture notorious armed robber
Thursday, August 27 2009

The Tamale police have arrested Johnson Kombian, a hardened armed robber, who terrorised people of the East Mamprusi District over a long period.

(DWENDWENENASE) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Man butchers neighbour over girlfriend
Thursday, August 27 2009

A man who went to the rescue of a woman who was being harassed by her daughter’s boyfriend suffered multiple machete wounds on Wednesday.

(NKAWIE) ATWIMA MPONUA :
Unemployed jailed 13 years for defilement
Friday, August 28 2009

The Nkawie circuit court presided over by Mr Noble Nkrumah, has sentenced a 23-year old unemployed, Kwame Ayende, to 13 years imprisonment for defiling 10-year old girl.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Food vendors schooled
Friday, August 28 2009

A two-day training workshop designed to enhance food safety in the Kumasi Metropolis has ended with a call on food vendors to ensure that they operated strictly under healthy and hygienic conditions.

(AMAADAA) ATWIMA MPONUA :
Atwima-Mponua experiences food shortage
Friday, August 28 2009

Destruction of farms and fish ponds by persistent rainfall in the Atwima-Mponua District, has resulted in acute shortage of food in the area.

ACCRA :
NYEP module relies on Zoomlion workers - NYEP boss
Friday, August 28 2009

The National Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), Mr. Abuga Pele has said the programme has a number of workers who handle its Waste and Sanitation Module but rely on the kit andskill of Zoomlion.

ACCRA :
Former Ministers appear in court
Friday, August 28 2009

The State on Thursday preferred additional charges on two out of eight public officials standing trial for allegedly defrauding the state.

ACCRA :
Veep deplores violent clashes at Agbogbloshie.
Friday, August 28 2009

Vice President John Mahama has deplored the recent violent clashes at the Agbogbloshie market, which claimed a number of lives, describing the event as an “unfortunate” incident which must not recur.

ACCRA :
Driver goes in for 40 years
Friday, August 28 2009

A 28-year-old driver, Alex Quarcoe, was found guilty Thursday on charges of conspiracy and robbery, and sentenced to 40 years imprisonment in hard labour by An Accra Fast Track High Court.

NATIONAL
: Ex -President Rawlings pays tribute to Kennedy
Friday, August 28 2009

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has paid tribute to the late US Senator Edward Moore Kennedy who passed away on Tuesday, saying he stood out as a true American democrat stoutly defending the ideals of the Democratic Party and standing his ground on several thorny subjects including the current health care reforms suggested by the Obama Administration.

NATIONAL
: President Mills to be in Venezuela.
Friday, August 28 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has accepted an invitation from the Venezuelan President, Mr Hugo Chavez, to attend the second South America-Africa Summit to be held in that country.

(LEGON) GA EAST
: Dep.Information minister gets certificate
Friday, August 28 2009

The University of Ghana, Legon has released the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy Certificate to Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, after a 12 month suspension.

(GOMOA FOMENA) GOMOA WEST :
Over one hundred EU Micro-Project facilities for Central Region
Friday, August 28 2009

The Central Region received 180 out of 904 projects provided in six regions under the Sixth European Union (EU) Micro-Project Programme funded with a 25-million-Euro-grant under the Ninth European Development Fund Facility for 2006–2009.

NATIONAL
:USAID Ghana gets new country director
Friday, August 28 2009

Ms Cheryl Anderson, a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, has been appointed the new USAID/Ghana Mission Country Director.

NATIONAL
: EPA lacks the capacity.
Friday, August 28 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has admitted it lacks the capacity and personnel for effective and efficient control of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) disposal.

NATIONAL
: Focus on GMet.
Friday, August 28 2009

Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister for Communications, has inaugurated the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) Board and called on members to pursue the core functions of weather forecast for the safety of aircrafts, ocean going vessels, oil rigs and other socio economic activities.
    

HO :
Ho Municipal Hospital goes “cash and carry”
Friday, August 28 2009

Out Patient Department (O.P.D) attendance at the Ho Municipal Hospital has dropped drastically following the resolve of the hospital to go “cash and carry,” in view of the indebtedness of the Municipal Mutual Health Insurance Scheme to it.

ACCRA :
NCA charged to sanction - Minister
Friday, August 28 2009

The National Communications Authority (NCA) Board has been inaugurated and charged to sanction under-performing telecommunication establishments in the country. 

(LARTEH AKUAPIM) AKUAPIM NORTH :
Abattoir at Larteh turned into a brothel
Friday, August 28 2009

An abattoir at Larteh Akuapim that had been abandoned for the past five years is now being used as a brothel.

NEW JUABEN
: Six persons loose their lives
Friday, August 28 2009

Six persons including two lunatics were killed when they were knocked down by vehicles at various locations in the Eastern Region recently.

NATIONAL
: GJA cries for GBC.
Friday, August 28 2009

The Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has called for the repeal of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s (GBC) enabling statute NLCD 226, for an legislation that defines the public service broadcasting mandate of the Corporation in a comprehensive manner.

AMA
:Kpanlogo musical fiesta launched
Friday, August 28 2009

The Ga Mashie Development Agency (GAMADA) has launched the Kpanlogo Musical Fiesta to revive the country’s music and dance industry.

KMA
:19 year old gets 30 prison years.
Friday, August 28 2009

A 19 year old student of the Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI), was on Thursday sentenced by a Kumasi Circuit Court to 30 years in jail for robbery. Louis Cudjoe, alias “Captain Atemuda” pleaded guilty.

NATIONAL :
AVRL gets six million dollars extra
Friday, August 28 2009

Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL) has been given an extra six million dollars for its administrative and other non-contractual expenses for the next two years of its five-year urban water management contract.

KETU SOUTH
: Man destroys local gods.
Friday, August 28 2009

A Rastafarian has destroyed two giant community idols at Adafienu, a fishing community near Denu in the Ketu South District, labelling them “spiritual nuisance”.

(ADOATO-ADOMANU) KMA
: 56 now homeless.
Friday, August 28 2009

Fifty-six people were displaced and property running into tens of thousands of Ghana cedis lost, when fire on Wednesday raced through the palace of the Chief of Adoato-Adomanu, a suburb of Kumasi.

(AGBOGBLOSHIE)AMA
: Minority calls for further investigations
Friday, August 28 2009

The Minority in Parliament on Thursday appealed to the Minister of Interior to investigate, arrest and prosecute those who masterminded the last Tuesday’s killings at Agbogbloshie, Accra.

(OBLOGO) GA SOUTH :
Tenant in court for arranging robbery of co-tenant
Friday, August 28 2009

John Kweku Ampah, a tenant who mobilised persons to rob his co-tenant on hearing that he had brought GH¢3,000 home, has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court charged with attempting to commit crime.

NATIONAL
:New three tier pension in the offing
Friday, August 28 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills is to launch the new three tier pension scheme on September 16, 2009, Vice President John Mahama has announced .
     

AMA
:15 presented with vehicles
Friday, August 28 2009

Fifteen health professionals at the 37 Military Hospital have been presented with Nissan sunny salon vehicles to boost morale and enhance their conditions of service.

(KUMBUNGU) TOLON/ KUMBUNGU :
Northern region loses trees at alarming rate
Friday, August 28 2009

The Northern Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mr. Abu Iddrisu, has said about 22,000 hectares of trees were cut down annually in the three northern regions resulting in land degradation, climate change and abject poverty due low crop yields.

NATIONAL
: Store keepers caused misappropiation in districts
Friday, August 28 2009

Officials from some Municipal and District assemblies who appeared before the Ghana@50 Commission of Inquiry on Thursday said their storekeepers were liable for the misappropriation of proceeds from the sale of jubilee souvenirs.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Licence rap hits ace Essien
Friday, August 28 2009

Chelsea soccer ace Michael Essien is facing the UK court over claims he doesn’t have a British driving licence.

ACCRA :
USA has begun living up to its ideals – US Ambassador
Friday, August 28 2009

United States Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Donald Tietelbaum has observed that the election of President Barack Obama, the country’s 44th President, is an indication that America has begun to live up to its ideals that all men are created equal.  

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Kumordzi prolongs Greece stay
Friday, August 28 2009

Ghanaian midfielder Bernard Yao Kumordzi has extended his stay at Greek side Panionios for a year.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Gyan coming for Sudan clash
Friday, August 28 2009

French club Stade Rennes say their Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan has been called up for Ghana’s 2010 World Cup qualifier against Sudan in Accra on September 6 and the international friendly against Japan three days later.

(BAWJIASE) AWUTU SENYA :
Rural Bank donates equipment to clinic
Friday, August 28 2009

The Awutu Bawjiase Area Rural Bank has assured the people in the area that it would continue to support the Bawjiase Government Clinic.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Sly Tetteh earns Caf role
Friday, August 28 2009

Alhaji Sly Tetteh has been handed a role by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

BOLGATANGA :
Contractors to face sanction
Friday, August 28 2009

The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Mark Woyongo has warned contractors that the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) would not countenance shoddy execution of government contracts.   

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Opoku hits good form in Qatar
Friday, August 28 2009

Qatar-based striker Opoku Agyemang has hit a rich vein of form as he scored in Group B of the season-opening Sheikh Jassim Cup on Tuesday night.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Lions beat Hearts
Friday, August 28 2009

Kpando Heart of Lions devoured premiership champions, Accra Hearts of Oak 2-1 to begin their Top Four campaign on a positive footing when they clashed in the competition’s opener at the Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra on Wednesday.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Faisal shock Kotoko
Friday, August 28 2009

The Kumasi venue for the first match of this year’s MTN sponsored Top 4, between local rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko and King Faisal Babies ended 2-1 in favour of King Faisal.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Congress amends some articles
Friday, August 28 2009

Congress of the Ghana Football Association has ended its commemorative two-day session, approving some amendments of the sport body’s regulations.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
Swollen shoot disease hits E/R
Friday, August 28 2009

About 9,673,424 cocoa trees have been infected with the swollen shoot disease in the Eastern Region, Mr. Francis Antwi Agyei, Deputy Eastern Regional Manager of the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Control Division, announced.  

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Tawrik furious at Satellites omission
Friday, August 28 2009

Teenage sensation Tawrik Djibril will not forgive Ghanaian football authorities if he does not make the Satellites squad for the U-20 FIFA World Cup.

(NABORI) WEST GONJA:
Classroom block commissioned for Nabori
Friday, August 28 2009

A three unit classroom block under the European Union 6th Micro –Project Progrmme Phase 1 and 2 has been commissioned at Nabori in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Tottenham still keen on Muntari
Friday, August 28 2009

Sulley Muntari is still a target for Tottenham Hotspur, despite him insisting there is no reason to leave Inter Milan.

(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST :
District Oversight Committee inaugurated
Friday, August 28 2009

A 60-member Oversight Committee under the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) for six districts in the Eastern Region was jointly inaugurated at a ceremony at Nkawkaw.   

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Mensah handed visa
Friday, August 28 2009

Ghana stalwart defender John Mensah has just been handed a United Kingdom work permit, paving the way for him to join English side Sunderland later on Friday.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Milovan names squad against Sudan
Friday, August 28 2009

Milovan Rajevac has announced his team for Ghana’s 2010 African Nations Cup and World Cup qualifier against Sudan on September 6.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Boateng lands Portsmouth deal
Friday, August 28 2009

Ghanaian midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has left English side Tottenham to join rivals Portsmouth in a deal worth £4m.

TEMA :
Police grabs notorious robber
Friday, August 28 2009

The Tema Regional Police Command has arrested Sakarato Miniru, a 23-year-old alleged criminal, who terrorised residents of Tema and Ashaiman.

(MPRAESO) KWAHU SOUTH:
EU Day care Centre complex Commissioned
Friday, August 28 2009

The European Union Co-ordinator in Ghana, Mr Yaw Takyi-Ferkah, says local communities must be empowered to be self sufficient in taking decisions on their developmental needs.

(DORMAA AHENKRO) DORMAA:
Man held over wife’s murder
Friday, August 28 2009

A circuit court at Dormaa Ahenkro has remanded Anane da Costa, a 60-year-old farmer, who allegedly murdered his 45-year-old wife, Miss Joyce Yeboah at Wamfie last Monday.

(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Cocoa farmers worried
Friday, August 28 2009

Some cocoa farmers in the Asante Akim South District have registered their displeasure about the tampering of weighing scales by some purchasing clerks in the district.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Muslims in Koforidua end hostilities
Friday, August 28 2009

Factions on the side of the Eastern Regional Chief Imam, Sheikh Amdani Yusif, and the Spiritual Leader (Mufti), Sheikh Ahmed Tijani, have smoked the peace pipe after several years of misunderstanding and intra-faith division.

SUNYANI:
Institutions donate towards B/A 50th anniversary
Friday, August 28 2009

Three institutions Friday presented cheques totalling GH¢ 240,000 in support of the activities lined-up to mark the 50th anniversary celebration of the creation of the Brong-Ahafo Region.

ACCRA:
Trader jailed for human trafficking
Friday, August 28 2009

A 43-year-old trader, who trafficked two children aged six and 12 years from Ghana to Cote d’Ivoire, was on Friday sentenced to eight years imprisonment in hard labour by an Accra Circuit Court.

NATIONAL:
Avoka pushes for prison reforms
Friday, August 28 2009

The Minister of the Interior Friday called on the Prisons Service Council to adopt strategies that will reform inmates before they are released.

ACCRA:
Government gets tough on domestic violence culprits
Friday, August 28 2009

A twelve-member Domestic Violence Management Board was inaugurated Friday with a call on them to bring their expertise and experience to address the menace.

ACCRA :br> GWCL advocates review of tariffs
Saturday, August 29 2009

Chief Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), Mr Ebenezer Kobina Garbrah, in-charge of Planning and Development, has expressed the need for a review of the tariffs paid by commercial consumers of water.

(KUMASI) :
KNUST records increase in Geology graduate turn out
Saturday, August 29 2009

Oil discovery in Ghana has sparked a huge increase in the turn out of Geology graduates at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), an oil industry official said.

(PELINGU) TALENSI-NABDAM :
Director expresses worry over forceful marriage
Saturday, August 29 2009

The Upper East Acting Regional Director of the Department of Women, Ms Mercy Atule has expressed worry about the high rate of early and forceful marriages of young girls in the Region, which she said contravened the Domestic Act (ACT 732) of 2007.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Minister warns over politicization of debate on education
Saturday, August 29 2009

The Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Amenowode, has appealed to stakeholders in education to discuss educational matters devoid of partisan politics.

CAPE COAST :
Health Administration honours staff
Saturday, August 29 2009

The Acting Central Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Samuel Kwashie, has appealed to health personnel in the region to be selfless and dedicated in the discharge of their duties because those who work hard would be recognized and rewarded.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL:
NGO Organizes AIDS education for youth
Saturday, August 29 2009

The Universal United Youth Organsiation (UUYO), a on-governmental organization, has organized a quiz competition at Akim Oda as part of a week-long campaign on HIV/AIDS prevention and abstinence, for the youth in the Birim Central municipality of the Eastern Region.

HO :
GNAT calls for functional education
Saturday, August 29 2009

Mr Paul Osei-Mensah, Immediate Past General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has said a functional educational system must have at least 70 percent of products of one level moving to the next.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN:
Corruption hinders development- Baba-Jamal
Saturday, August 29 2009

The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Mohammed Baba-Jamal, said Ghana was not a poor nation but rather problems of leadership and corruption had affected her development.

NKORANZA SOUTH :
Assembly improves on revenue collection
Saturday, August 29 2009

Nkoranza South District Assembly generated GHC 75,952.36 internally as at the end of June and this figure represented 26.5 percent of the projected internal revenue of GHC 286,634.00 for the year.

DORMAA AHENKRO :
Man 60 murdered wife
Saturday, August 29 2009

A circuit court at Dormaa Ahenkro has remanded Anane da Costa, a 60-year-old farmer who allegedly murdered his 45-year-old wife, Miss Joyce Yeboah, at Wamfie.

BOLGATANGA :
Residents complain of poor state of roads
Saturday, August 29 2009

The Upper East Regional Minister Mr. Mark Woyongo has assured people in the region that government’s implementation of the Savannah Development Authority (SADA) would facilitate the upgrading of roads in the area.

(OSU CASTLE) ACCRA:
Veep drums up support for Pan-African Parliament
Sunday, August 30 2009

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on the Africa Union to adequately resource the Pan-African Parliament and accord it with the requisite powers to boost its status as a fully fledged legislative body.

TEMA:
Tema gets new hospital
Sunday, August 30 2009

The Medical Director of New Crystal Health Services has called on health professionals to be sensitive to the needs of their clients.
    

NATIONAL:
Don’t be champagne diplomats - Mills cautions
Sunday, August 30 2009

President John Evans Atta Mills has charged newly appointed envoys to market Ghana well and to adopt economic diplomacy to attract more investments into Ghana.

(DODOWA) DANGME WEST:
Tettey-Enyo in call for joint university research
Sunday, August 30 2009

The Minister of Education, Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, Saturday called for joint research by the public and private universities to step up academic work.

HOHOE:
SSNIT introduces informal sector fund
Sunday, August 30 2009

The Director-General of Social Security and National Insurance Trust says its subsidiary Informal Sector Scheme has the potential to facilitate the development efforts of government due to its capacity for enormous savings mobilization.

TAMALE:
Police on high alert: Check vehicles for weapons
Sunday, August 30 2009

The Northern Regional Police Command has stepped up checks on Accra-bound vehicles from the region for guns and other offensive weapons.

MAMPONG:
Mampong hospital begins diet-related clinic
Sunday, August 30 2009

The Asante-Mampong Municipal Hospital has started a diet-related clinic as part of an initiative to help bring down the rising incidence of lifestyle diseases like hypertension and diabetes in the area.

KADJEBI:
CRIG moves to reduce poverty in cococa growing areas
Sunday, August 30 2009

The Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana Saturday said it will facilitate poverty reduction programmes among populations in cocoa growing areas.

(TAKORADI) STMA:
Security asked to exercise regularly
Sunday, August 30 2009

Second Garrison Commander of the Army, Airforce and Navy in Takoradi, Commodore Tim Appiah, has reminded personnel of the security agencies to exercise at all times.

ACCRA :
WACAM lauds Okyenhene
Monday, August 31 2009

WACAM, a non-governmental advocacy organisation for mining communities, has described Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin as an embodiment of relevant indigenous knowledge that provides solutions to contemporary challenges like sustainable development, climate-change and HIV/AIDS.

BOLGATANGA :
Upper East girls receive income generating skills
Monday, August 31 2009

Women’s Awareness Centre (WAC), a non-governmental organization (NGO), working to prevent migration of young girls from the Upper East Region to the Southern part of Ghana in search of menial jobs, has trained and provided 26 girls with seed capital to start economic activities.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Court issues warrant for the arrest of banker
Monday, August 31 2009

A magistrate’s court at Nsawam has issued a warrant for the arrest of a bank clerk for allegedly absconding with GH¢120,400.00 belonging to her employers.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Priests cautioned against visa, passport contracts
Monday, August 31 2009

The clergy have been reminded that they have been ordained to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and not to engage in wealthy things like visa and passport contracts.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Minister talks on finances
Monday, August 31 2009

The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has urged heads of departments and institutions to handle public funds judiciously in accordance with rules and regulations governing them.

(SOGAKOPE) SOUTH TONGU :
Implementation of One Time Insurance premium on course
Monday, August 31 2009

The Deputy Minister for Health,  Dr Ben Kumbuor has indicated that the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), was initiating measures towards the introduction of a one time premium payment for the scheme.

NATIONAL :
Eight swine flu cases recorded
Monday, August 31 2009

The dreaded swine flu (H1N1) is gradually creeping into some Ghanaian homes as two more cases have been recorded, bringing the total now to eight. Six cases had been confirmed earlier on.

(DABOASE) MPOHOR WASSA EAST :
Assembly’s revenue improving
Monday, August 31 2009

The Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly (MWEDA) has collected GH¢ 322,152.00 out of the budgeted target of GH¢ 2,268,81.00.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU :
Governing Council inaugurated in Winneba
Monday, August 31 2009

A 21-member Governing Council of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), headed by Dr Emmanuel K. Andoh, Omanhene of Enyan Maim Traditional Area in the Central Region, has been inaugurated in Winneba.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Private schools told to improve facilities
Monday, August 31 2009

The Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Mr Joseph Kwabena Onyinah has urged private second-cycle institutions to improve on their facilities so as to be included in the Computer School Selection and Placement Systems (CSSPS) programme.

NATIONAL
:Emminent problem in the health sector
Monday, August 31 2009

The Association of Private Medical Laboratories (APML) has warned of the possibility of widespread wrong diagnosis of diseases and treatment leading to avoidable deaths.

ACCRA :
Device measures to protect oil wealth – Minister
Monday, August 31 2009

The Minister of Defence, Lt Gen. Henry Smith (Rtd) has charged members of the newly constituted Ministry of Defense Advisory to Board to initiate strategies to solve problems associated with oil wealth and demobilization in war zones.

(KNUST) KMA
: KNUST rated best university in Ghana
Monday, August 31 2009

The latest world universities ranking on the web has placed the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as the best in Ghana and 30th in Africa.

KETU NORTH
: Two men in possession of human blood arrested
Monday, August 31 2009

Two young men, Christian Dewortor, 24, and Komla Amedoe, 23, both kente weavers residing at Dzodze in the Ketu North District, were grabbed last Wednesday by the Volta Regional Police at the Kporvi Barrier for possessing a pot containing a substance suspected to be human blood, when the vehicle they boarded was stopped for a snap check.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Satellites insured for World tourney
Monday, August 31 2009

The male national Under-20 team have had their build up and participation at next month’s World Youth Championship insured.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Gyan rescues Rennes
Monday, August 31 2009

A late goal from Rennes forward Asamoah Gyan denied newly-promoted Lens a victory as both sides finished with 10 men in a 2-2 draw at the Stade Felix Bollaert.

ASUNAFO SOUTH
: Bizarre case of murder.
Monday, August 31 2009

The suspected killer of an evangelist at Sankore in the Asunafo South constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region was last Friday August 28, arrested from under the bed of a deputy minister at Sakumono near Tema.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Ancelotti praises Essien
Monday, August 31 2009

Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti is raving about Michael Essien’s performance in Saturday’s fluid destruction of New boys Burnley 3-0 at Stamford Bridge to stay top of the English Premier League.

NATIONAL
:ECG worried.
Monday, August 31 2009

The Electricity Company of Ghana has observed that there has bssn an upsurge in the rate at  which some unscrupulous persons have been stealing its conductors which are used for the distribution of power to its valued customers.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Muntari excels despite fasting
Monday, August 31 2009

Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari brushed aside concerns over his energy levels during Ramadan as he excelled when Inter tore city rivals AC Milan apart to move to the top of Serie A after a thumping 4-0 win on Saturday night.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Paintsil scores, Boateng debuts
Monday, August 31 2009

John Paintsil scored his first goal in English football but at the wrong end as Fulham crushed to defeat against Aston Villa.

NATIONAL
: GTB boss sacked.
Monday, August 31 2009

Government has dismissed the Executive Director of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), Martin Mireku, and Esi Ano Sackey of the Ghana Airports Company Limited.

(PAGA) KASSENA/NANKANA:
Watch-dog committees to be activated
Monday, August 31 2009

Districts and Municipal Assemblies have been asked to reactivate community watch dog committees to help combat crime related activities in the Upper East Region.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Amoah strikes as NAC win
Monday, August 31 2009

Matthew Amoah struck his second League goal of the season and his fourth in all competitions as NAC Breda got back to winning ways in the Dutch Eridevisie.

JASIKAN:
Pulpit to arrest moral decadence
Monday, August 31 2009

His Lordship, Most Reverend Gabriel Ababio Akwesi Mante, Bishop of Jasikan Diocese of the Catholic Church, has reiterated the call on religious leaders to use the pulpit to address the moral decadence confronting the country.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Bortey strikes to down Kotoko
Monday, August 31 2009

Asante Kotoko have been left reeling under pressure after Hearts of Oak defeated them 1-0 in the MTN Top 4 competition.

(SPORTS- SOCCER) LOCAL:
Inkoom on the big stage
Monday, August 31 2009

Samuel Inkoom is relishing the chance to face the big guns after his Basle side were drawn against Roma and Fulham in group stages of the Uefa Europa League.

(KNUST) KUMASI:
KNUST rated best university in Ghana
Monday, August 31 2009

The latest world universities ranking on the web has placed the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as the best in Ghana and 30th in Africa.

AHANTA WEST:
Ghana is biggest of Tullow’s Africa production
Monday, August 31 2009

The CEO of Tullow Oil, Aidan Heavey, says the future of the global oil industry lies in Africa.

SISSALA EAST :
DCE interacts with heads of departments
Monday, August 31 2009

The District Chief Executive for the Sissala East District Hon. Sulleman Alijata has called on all Head of Departments in the various sectors under the district assembly to live by the code of belief of the Ghana Civil Service which is “Loyalty, Excellence and Service” to mother Ghana.

WA WEST :
CHIPS Compound for Talawona
Monday, August 31 2009

The District Chief Executive for the Wa West District Assembly Hon. Seidu Tungbani said that the Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHIPS) seeks to provide “close to client services and other Health outcomes particularly to communities by actively engaging community members as partners in the dispensation of health service delivery.

SISSALA EAST :
Oak international school inaugurated
Monday, August 31 2009

The District Chief Executive for Sissala East Hon. Sullemana Alijata has announced that government is putting in place intervention strategies in the educational system to invest in ICT, School uniform, Teaching materials and other resources to improve the teaching standards in our schools in the country.

(NYANKPALA) TAMA:
Researchers seek publicity for findings
Monday, August 31 2009

Researchers at the University for Development Studies are seeking more publicity to enable them to make available their research findings for utilisation by relevant institutions.

NATIONAL:
Co-operate to end ’mast war’
Monday, August 31 2009

By the last count, six telecommunications companies had been registered to operate mobile telephony industry in the country.