The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is mobilizing relief items for flood victims in the Assin Praso in the Assin North Municipality of the Central Region.
Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, said government would welcome constructive criticism and abhor insults towards the promotion of democracy.
Mr Joseph Baba, Financial Manager of Kuapa Kokoo Company Limited, a licensed cocoa buying firm, has re-echoed the need for improvement in the conditions of service of educational workers.
The National Chief Imam of Ghana, the National Hilal Committee and the Muslim fraternity, on Saturday announced that Muslims throughout the country are to start Ramadan fasting at dawn of Monday August 1 2011.
The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana (TCCBCL) has presented a cheque of Three Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢3,000) to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) at a media soiree in Accra.
The Central Regional Cocoa Chief Farmer, Nana Kwesi Ofori, has advised cocoa farmers to strictly use the recommended pesticides on their farms to reap high quality cocoa beans.
The Ghana Education Service has conceded that same sex schools in Ghana are becoming breeding grounds for gays and lesbians.
Mr Samuel Sarpong, Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has asked Africans in the Diaspora to endeavour to participate in the upcoming Kumasi International Black Arts and Cultural Festival (KIBAC), scheduled for November 20-27, this year, in the Metropolis.
The Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) is to provide the Ghana Police Service with furnished buildings to serve as police stations or posts at selected highway rest stops throughout the country.
The National Executive staff of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has congratulated the new commissioner, Madam Lauretta Vivian Lamptey on her appointment.
Mr Imoro Anaba, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bawku West of the Upper East Region, has cut sod for the tarring of a four-kilometre road linking Zebilla and Zabre in Burkina Faso.
Authorities in charge of education have been asked to consider the re-evaluation of the methods, tools and materials being used in the education of pupils and students.
Mr John Akaribo, Chairman of the Bolgatanga Municipal School Management Committee, has called on government to make education a priority in its development agenda for the Upper East, Northern and Upper West Regions.
The chiefs and people of four communities in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region have appealed to the government to reconstruct a bridge over river Ayensu on the Gomoa Techiam-Awomerew road.
Ghana’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying opponents have been revealed with the Black Stars facing Zambia, Sudan and the winners of Lesotho or Burundi in Group D.
The Gomoa East District Assembly would soon retrieve the Gc387, 000 that was allegedly stolen from its account about three months ago, Mr Isaac Kingsley Ehunu-Armah, the District Chief Executive, has said.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Ga West, Ebenezer Nii Tackie Armah has stated that society must consider it an obligation to commit more resources into nurturing the youth.
Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, said government was committed to empowering unemployed youth to acquire vocational skills to enable them to set up their own businesses.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) has said it is monitoring the possible spillage of excess water from the Bagre and Kompirga dams in Burkina Faso which has over the years caused considerable damage to property in most parts of the three Northern Regions.
The Western Regional National Disaster Management Organization has indicated that it will investigate the issue of Ghanaians returning from Liberia via canoe to avert any sea disaster.
The Government in collaboration with representatives of Television stations have set up a committee to review contents of TV programmes in the country.
Mr George Mensah Akpalu, the Municipal Chief Executive for the West Akim Municipal Assembly, has identified illegal mining as the main obstacle to development in the area and called on all to help fight the menace.
The chronic water problem in the Kpalime and Tongor traditional areas in the South-Dayi district may fade into history soon.
Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, at the weekend called on Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) in the Region to commit themselves to making the Public Participation in Local Governance (PPLG) Phase two (11) programme a success.
Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Election 2012, donated relief items to victims hit by severe flooding in some parts of the Eastern Region.
A brown rice specie, which is historically cultivated on the hills and plains of Avatime in the Volta Region, is to take the centre stage in an emerging aggressive bid to raise the economic fortunes of the area.
The regent of Kwabeng in the Eastern Region Nana Kofi Adjei Twinin (I) has refuted allegations that suggest the traditional authorities in the area have in their own power allocated a concession of land to a private Gold mining outfit ‘X’ Gold Mining Limited to operate.
The Police service has expressed worry at the lack of corperation of some transport owners on critical security measures for long distance vehicles.
The Agona West Municipal Assembly is to extend electricity to newly constructed Mandela market to improve security to end the activities of miscreants around the place.
Authorities in charge of education have been asked to consider the re-evaluation of the methods, tools and materials being used in the education of pupils and students.
The Police Service has assured the public that it would discharge its constitutional mandate by continuing to fight all manner of crime and reducing the fear of it in the country.
The Executive Committee of the University of Ghana has asked the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the University to submit to it a formal petition outlining students’ concerns on the proposed fees for redress.
The Kwahu East District Assembly has donated a 60-seater canoe, an outboard motor and a quantity of live jackets, worth GH¢15,000, to the Kwahu Tafo, Bokuruwa, Nteso and Kotoso Area Council.
The Deputy National Coordinator of NADMO, Sylvester Azantilow has indicated that donations from individuals and organisations are not enough to cater for disaster victims in the country.
Cocoa farmers have been advised to allow their Cocoa trees that have been attacked by the Swollen Shoot Disease to be cut down to avoid the spread to other farms.
Mr Peter Light Koomson, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam (AEED) has appealed to Ghanaians to give President John Evans Atta Mills the peace of mind to implement his “Better Ghana” agenda by voting him to office for another four-year term.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated government’s commitment to establishing a National Shea Board to institute regulatory measures in the shea industry.
The Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Mr Ebo Barton-Oduro, said for Ghana to see improvement in the quality of life of people, it was imperative to develop her human resource base.
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has become a scarce commodity in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis for several weeks.
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Water Resources Works and Housing, Hon. David Tetteh Assuming has dispelled fears that the STX housing deal is in limbo and likely to fail as predicted by the minority.
A 35-year-old trader, who threatened to stab his concubine, nursing a three-week-old baby, with a knife over his lost wallet, has been remanded into prison custody by a Kumasi Circuit Court.
The Revered Father Isaac Agyekum, Parish Priest of the Appiadu Catholic Church, has urged people in leadership positions to put the nation ahead of individual’s interest and aspirations.
Officials of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Monday engaged in talks with the Bank of Ghana (BoG) for a waiver of its Single Obligon Limit (SOL) regulation that restricts commercial banks to grant loans of more than GH¢16 million to TOR.
The Public Services Workers Union (PSWU) of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has congratulated the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) for work done so far on the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
The Asokwa District Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Reverend Seth Adzokatse Dugbotey, has called for the establishment of an Education Fund to support needy but brilliant students of the church.
The government, from the next academic year, would introduce a one- year free apprenticeship training programme to the large number of youth graduating from the Junior High schools (JHS) every year, and who cannot continue their education.
The Chief Budget Analyst of the Tekyiman Municipal Assembly, Mr. Stephen Agyemang-Badu, has urged assembly members to revive the communal spirit in members of their communities to enable them adequately support the work of the assemblies.
The Nkwanta South District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Joseph Ninkab, has called on parents to take the education of their children more seriously, as it was the only way to prepare a sound foundation for the future of the youth, because education is regarded as key to the growth and development of every nation.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has announced that mental health would be adequately catered for in government’s plans to upgrade all National, Regional and District Health facilities.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Afigya Kwabre District Assembly (AKDA), Kaakyire Oppong Kyekyeku, as part of his ambition to make information accessible to all dwellers in the district, has decided to make Information Technology one of his priority areas.
The government is making true its quest to improve education in the Nzema East Municipality through the construction of a number of school blocks.
The chiefs and people of Akokrom have appealed to the government to re-gravell the Coaltar–Adoagyiri road to help ease the burden on commuters.
Mr Emmanuel Akpatsi, Akwapem South Municipal Director, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has called on the citizenry to help eradicate corruption from the country.
Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, the Eastern Regional Minister, has urged Municipal and District Assemblies to adopt measures that would help them to contain any outbreak of influenza.
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has said the current shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) may last a bit longer due to lack of capacity to produce and supply enough gas to consumers.
The Deputy Minister of Environment Science and Technology, Dr Edward Omane Boamah has urged the Judiciary to impose heavy fines on people arrested for engaging in illegal mining (galamsey) especially along water bodies.
The National Media Commission has added its voice to the call for decency in the body politic of the nation as it condemns what it described as politics of insult engulfing the country.
President Mills has reiterated government’s commitment to improving the sanitation condition in the country as he bemoans the improper management of plastic waste in some parts of the country.
Kotoso and Ankoma communities in the Kwahu East District have been added to the list of communities privileged to benefit from sanitation projects under the current administration in the district.
Help is in sight for residents of New Estate in Obuasi who are faced with a strange disease now identified as Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis (CSM) by health authorities.
The Ga Dangme Community in the United Kingdom (UK) would organize a joint Homowo Festival to emphasise the spirit of unity.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has advised the public to report any persons found selling unauthorized drugs on vehicles to the police.
The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit DOVVSU branch of the Ghana Police Service in the Central Region is looking for a woman who for some time now is alleged to have been locking up her two children in a room from morning till evening while she goes about her daily economic activities.
President John Evans Atta Mills has given the assurance that his government would lend maximum support to science development and the activities of Ghanaian scientists to help build a better Ghana.
The Yendi Government Hospital is faced with shortage of staff at all levels, a situation that has compelled the hospital to spend huge amounts on hired labour.
Reverend Stephen Osei Sarpong, Sekyere Presbytery Chairman of Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), has advised leaders in the church to refrain from borrowing from the church’s coffers.
Ghana is poised to increase rice production from 20,000 metric tonnes to 200,000 metric tonnes by 2015 to become the highest producer in West Africa.
The Mayor of Cape Coast, Mr Anthony Egyir Aikins, on Tuesday cautioned staff of the newly created sub-metro of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly against politicizing the office because the concept of the sub-metropolitan assembly was non-partisan.
Madam Fati Saaka, Nkoranza South District, Deputy Coordinating Director, has advised the youth to take their education seriously so they could become productive and contribute effectively to the nation’s development.
The Dormaa Circuit Court has fined two men to GH¢360.00 each for obstructing environmental health officers from taking strayed animals in the community into their custody.
Authorities of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have expressed concern about the continued delay in the completion of a maternity and children’s block, started 37 years ago.
Over 170 teachers and educational administrators in the Central Region have been given in-service training in teaching methods and leadership skills to expose them to modern trends of teaching.
Members of the Kumasi branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Organization (AMYO) had donated 25 pints of blood to the Tafo Government Hospital in Kumasi.
The 29th national delegates conference of the Men’s Fellowship of Presbyterian Church of Ghana has ended at Asante Mampong with a call on all stakeholders to ensure that the 2012 general elections in Ghana is free, fair and transparent to the satisfaction of all.
The Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Mr Ebo Barton-Oduro, has expressed his concern about the negative attitude of some unemployed youth in the Cape Coast Metropolis towards vocational skills training.
Remote cocoa growing areas within Volta and Eastern Regions are being supplied with potable water, through the operation of solar powered mechanised boreholes.
The 2004 Obuasi Parliamentary Candidate for the People’s National Convention, (PNC) Mr. Michael Carr, has advised political activists to demonstrate maturity towards improving Ghana’s democratic governance.
Monphy and Youth Association, a non-governmental organisation based in Japan, has donated English and Mathematics text books and “T” Shirts valued at about GHC6,000 to the Nkoranza South District Directorate of Education for distribution to schools in the district.
The Esther Korkor Charity Foundation has distributed parcels to some widows and orphans drawn from 17 assemblies of the Kasoa East branch of the Apostolic Church, Ghana.
The “Justice for all Programme” an initiative by the Judicial Service to ensure people on remand for more than five years without trial were given a fair hearing by the courts, on Monday held a trial for the inmates of Nsawam Medium Security Prisons.
Alhaji Adam Afedzi, the Central Regional Chairman of Ghana Federation of Traditional Medical Practitioners, has advised Traditional Medical Practitioners to improve upon their products to help deliver quality service to the country.
An Accra Circuit Court has remanded into prison custody a 25-year-old student and nursing mother, Mariam Asamoah, who is facing a charge of deceit of public officer.
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr Kwesi Ahwoi has re-iterated government’s determination to ensure that the rule of law prevailed in the country’s fishing industry.
Mr James Agyenim Boateng, Deputy Minister of Tourism, has said the annual celebration of Emancipation Day is a call for people of African descent to rise and fight against discrimination and all forms of slavery.
The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) has called on the Asiakwa Police to conduct thorough investigations into the alleged assault on a widow to ensure that all those found culpable faced the law.
Government is seeking innovative ways to institute a poultry development fund to boost poultry production in the country.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced that its forthcoming Ordinary Congress will take place from 4-5 August at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram in the Dangme West District of the Greater Accra Region.
A Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Aquinas Quansah has assured Caterers under the National School Feeding Programme that their monies due them would be paid by the end of this week.
The District Chief Executive for the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar in the Eastern Region, Samuel Fleitsher Kwabi has expressed shock at revelation that cocoa farmers at Amanase have not been benefitting from the services of Extension Officers.
The nation’s oldest existing football club, Accra Hearts of Oak will launch the 100-days countdown towards its centenary celebrations with a float on Saturday, August 6, 2011.
Vice President John Mahama has described the late Mr Dan Lartey, founder of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), as a versatile politician who believed in the ingenuity of Ghanaians to achieve self-sufficiency.
The Food and Drugs Board has directed the manufacturer of CAMOQUINE PLUS, with the Batch Numbers 985 and 986 with expiry dates Nov 2011 to recall them from the market.
The pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has congratulated Ms. Lauretta Lamptey on her appointment as the Commissioner for the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).
Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister has on behalf of the Government presented four Patient Monitors estimated at about GHc45,000 to the Burns Centre of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
The Minister of Energy Dr Joseph Oteng-Adjei has called on financial entities in the rural areas to make conscious efforts at making flexible credit facilities for rural businesses.
School furniture for basic schools in the Birim North District in the Eastern Region has been given a boost with the distribution of about 1,400 desks to selected schools in the district.
The Ghana Federation of Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (GHAFTRAM) has called on all practitioners to abide by laws guiding the practice of traditional medicine.
Mr John Nyoagbe, Deputy General-Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has called for the standardization of classroom blocks including kindergartens.
MTN Ghana has donated a GHc6,000 cheque, MTN re-charge cards worth GHc1,000 and a number of items to the chiefs and people of Ada Traditional Area for the celebration of this year’s Asafotufiami festival.
Two retired educationists have encouraged the country’s women to strive to acquire skills and professions that would help to transform their economic situation.
One hundred and thirty (130) students in the Asawasi Constituency in Kumasi, have been selected to benefit from a scholarship package, to help them in their academic pursuit.
The first batch of 593 beneficiaries under the Dress Making Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) have been presented with sewing machines and their accessories to empower them to establish their businesses
The Bongo Traditional Council in the Upper East Region on Wednesday appealed to the Ministry of Tourism to provide tourist facilities for an ecotourism centre at Bongo.
Teachers in the Garu-Tempane District in the Upper East Region have been urged to show commitment towards their profession to produce quality human resource for the development.
A team of medical personnel in Ashanti Region have begun an intensive vaccination exercise to halt the spread of the dreaded Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CMS) that has afflicted some parts of the Obuasi Municipality with New Nsuta a suburb of the vicinity being the worse affected.
Results of the district level 2010 Population and Housing Census will soon be released as the government is working tirelessly to resolve boundary disputes which has inhibited the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) from releasing the results.
Dr Alexis Nang-beifubah, Upper West Regional Director of Health Services has urged all health facilities to put disease surveillance on top of their agenda to prevent the outbreak of epidemic diseases.
It is estimated that the lives of one million infants worldwide could be saved if mothers would endeavour to initiate breastfeeding within an hour after birth as the first breast milk (colostrums) contained all the needed nutrients for the infant’s development
The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), on Tuesday, August 2, celebrated 43 years of existence as a professional body charged with the responsibility of promoting sports journalism in the country.
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Mike Hammah, has called for a collective and shared responsibility from civil society and private community to help protect the forest from further depletion.
The Deputy Chief Executive of the Food and drugs Board(FDB) in-charge of Food Safety, Mr John Odame-Darkwa, has said the Board would soon start licensing Cold storage facilities to make them compliant to safety standards.
A coalition of non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders interested in the implementation of the Complementary Basic Education (CBE) have expressed fears that the country was most likely to miss out on the Education for All (EfA) target and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) One and Two if urgent steps were not taken to implement the CBE policy by September 2011.
The Bank of Ghana has given approval to the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to raise $54 million from local banks to pay for 600,000 barrels of crude oil which have remained on the high seas for the past four weeks.
More flood victims in the Eastern Region continue to receive help from individual and other organizations after loosing their properties as well as their sources of livelihood to the flood.
A four-room teachers’ accommodation has been inaugurated at the Ellembelle District in the western region by the Local Government Minister, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo.
Oneghana Network, a Ho-based Civil Society Group, has dismissed as “blackmail” agitations for the dismissal of certain political appointees in the Volta Region for non-performance.
The Executive Director of the Child’s Rights International, Mr Bright Appiah, has expressed worry that the media were disregarding the rights and privacy of children.
The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has opened a new fire station at Elubo in the Jomoro District of the Western Region.
The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) has congratulated Ms Lauretta Vivian Lamptey, Commissioner of Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ).
The Police Administration on Wednesdayexpressed appreciation to the general public for their resolve toassist the Police in fighting all manner of crimes especially violent crimes and armed robbery.
Professor Edmund Delle, Former National Chairman of the Convention People’s Party(CPP) has called on Nkrumaists to stand-outto defend the principles and tenets of Nkrumahism in the face of daunting challenges.
Naa Professor John S. Nabila, President of National House of Chiefs has called for a review of the constitutional provision which debars chiefs from active partisan politics because of their role as traditional leaders.
The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has emphasized the important role parents and teachers play in nurturing and shaping the lives of pupils in national development.
Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister has called on chiefs and people in the Ga Traditional Area to unite ahead of this year’s celebration of Homowo festival.
The National Youth Authority in collaboration with Youth Empowerment for Life and some youths are embarking on series of tree planting exercises in some selected districts of the Northern Region.
The Brong-Ahafo Region recorded a total of 155 fire outbreaks for the first half of the year with GH¢16,887,510 being the cost of damage to items and properties.
Vice-President, John Dramani Mahama has been retained as President J.E.A Mills’ running mate for the 2012 general election.
President John Evans Atta Mills has revoked the appointment of Mr S.W.K. Kofi Mensah, District Chief Executive for Sefwi Wiawso District Assembly, with immediate effect
The International Investor Community has chosen Ghana as the fourth best country in Africa for investment.
The District Chief Executive for South Tongu in the Volta Region, Mr. Daniel Amelorku has assured the youth in the district that the assembly is prepared to assist them gain self employment especially in the agric sector
Reports reaching Ghanadistricts.com indicates that fire personnel within the Tema and Kpone catchment area are seriously salvaging a raging fire which has engulfed the B5 warehouse near the Tema Oil Refinery
Attempts by the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate to undertake a vigorous vaccination exercise in the Obuasi Municipality to curb the dangerous Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CMS) has been met with a ‘Laissez Fair’ attitude by the residents of the municipality who are the main beneficiaries.
The DCE for Adansi North Hon.Ahaji Latif Majdoub has asked contractors working in his area to do a very good job as it takes time for government to do same projects again.
The Effutu Municipal Hospital and the University of Education, Winneba Clinic have received assorted medical equipment valued at $14,000 from the University of Virginia, United States of America.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Soboba in the Northern Region, Mr Ali Adorf, says the Government is living up to the “Better Ghana” agenda, given the number of development projects in the District.
The Agona Swedru Motor Transport Traffic Police has appealed to the public to help trace the relatives of Kobina Narh, currently on admission at the Agona Swedru Government Hospital.
With just 25 days after the Mobile Number Portability went into effect, 21,059 mobile phone subscribers have successfully ported their numbers.
A Non-Governmental organization (NGO) called Camfed (Campaign for Female Education), has launched its programme in the Mfantseman Municipality.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has commended Goldfields International for their capacity building programmes for all indigenous companies engaged in the gold industry.
The Food and Drugs Board has ordered the recall of substandard Camoquine-Plus suspension manufactured by Pfizer on the Ghanaian market.
President John Mills has assured the youth and people of the Volta region that they will have more than a fair share of the national cake when government fully roles out its plans for them.
The DCE for Sekyere Afram Plains Hon.Samuel Kwame Asiamah has said that his door is open to all to come and help in developing his area especially the traditional authorities.
Charles Oti Prempah,the DCE for Amansie West has praised the assemblies performance particularly in the road sector for the past two years
Seven basic schools in the Birim North District in the Eastern Region, have been provided with boreholes to ensure the students have easy access to good drinking water.
Health Authorities have completed vaccination of residents in the Obuasi Municipality aimed at curbing the spread of the Cerebro-Spinal Meningitis (CSM) recorded in some sections of the municipality.
Lieutenant General Joseph Henry Smith, Minister of Defence on Friday said Ghana would benefit from a partnership between Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and Knight AS of Czech Republic to establish a Defence Industries Holding Company Limited (DIHOC).
The Member of Parliament for Ellembelle, Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah has expressed worry over the lack of adequate school teachers in the district.
Wa Municipal Health Authorities say there has been a resurgence of leprosy in the Municipality, an active case search on leprosy and other skin diseases has revealed.
Alhaji Issahaque Salia, Upper West Regional Minister has called on the youth to shame bad behaviour in society.
The Environmental Concern Office, (ECO) a Non-Governmental Organisation in Winneba, has between September and December last year planted 5,630 Cassia tree seedlings towards protecting the environment.
President Mills has accepted the resignation of Rev. Veronica Essuman Nelson as the Municipal Chief Executive for Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem.
Armed robbers on Saturday morning August 6, attacked a Metro Mass Transit (MMT) bus conveying students of the St. Francis Girls Senior High School at Jirapa in the Upper West Region.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has assured Ghanaians of government’s conscious efforts towards improving educational infrastructure at all level
Government has procured for distribution to district hospitals, one hundred and sixty-one (160) ambulances.
The South Tongu District Assembly has secured a $40,000 grant from the Afro-Asian Development Organization to boost pepper production in the district.
The Global Evangelical Church (GEC) has called on the Electoral Commission to organise free, fair and transparent presidential and parliamentary elections in 2012, to ensure peace in the country.
The management of Rural Urban Partnership for Africa (RUPFA), a Non-Governmental Organization, has donated second hand clothing worth GH¢600 to flood victims at Shama in the Western Region.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is exploring the possibility of using district hospitals in Ashanti Region as training centres for its medical students.
A new fertilizer variety, Proterfert LN 6, 5 natural organic fertilizer based on amino acids and rich in yield increase has been introduced in the country to help farmers increase their productivity.
To help minimize political related violence during the 2012 general elections, the West African Network for Peace Building-Ghana (WANEP) is forming Inter-Party Youth Dialogue Committees (IPYDCs) to promote peace in identified conflict hotspots in the country.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has disclosed that government would develop the salt industry to increase production to meet the petro-chemical industry and also provide the West African Sub-Region in which most countries are in high demand for the commodity.
Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, said Government had awarded the Walewale-Gambaga-Nalerigu road in the East Mamprusi District on contract as part of major steps in fulfilling the promise made to the people.
A German based non-governmental organisation (NGO) “Onipa Nti”, is collaborating with the Dormaa Municipal Assembly to construct a GH¢ 120,000 modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre for the area.
As part of measures to improve efficiency and effectiveness, the Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB) is organizing an out door event to update the public on its core functions and operations.
The first batch of 593 beneficiaries under the Dress Making Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has been presented with sewing machines with accessories to empower them establish their own businesses.
President John Evans Atta Mills, acting on the advice of the Prisons Service Council, has approved the promotion of 13 Prison Superior Officers.
Ghana’s former President and African Union (AU) High Representative for Somalia, Flight-Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings, has called on the international community to urgently come to the aid of Somalia to help alleviate the agony of famine.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Patrick Timbillah, has pledged the resolve of the police hierarchy to clean the service of corrupt and other negative practices.
A Research Fellow at the Ghana Muslim Academy (GMA), Mr Abdul Rashid Sambo has advised Muslim women to dress decently to reflect the principles of Islam and to be attracted to their prospective husbands.
The Minister of the Interior, Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, is in the Northern Region to convey government message of sympathy to the people of Nakpanduri in the Bunkpurugu-Yonyoo District who were affected by the security operation aimed at arresting Johnson Kombian, a hardened criminal.
The Koforidua Diocese of the Anglican Church is constructing 65,000 US dollars oil mill at Kwabeng in the Atiwa District, to provide market for the produce of farmers and to crate employment for the youth in the area.
The ambition of the Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional Area, Nana Baba Alemyarum Salifu, to reverse the worrying nature of desertification in his area, last week received a significant boost, when the National Service Personal Association (NASPA) of Upper East Region undertook a tree-planting exercise in the Bongo District.
The National Overseer of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor John Borham, has called on the country’s youth to resist corrupt and evil foreign cultural influences.
A group of chiefs, mainly from the Hohoe Municipal Area, spoke against Togbe Gabusu VI, Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional Area, for recently criticizing government over the sluggish development of the Volta Region.
The Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church in East Bridgewater, MA, USA, has donated 14 computers, accessories and books valued at US$4,000 to the Vea Community Library.
The Tema General Hospital children’s ward has received a boost in its infrastructure position following the refurbishment of its premises by Safebond Africa Limited, a leading maritime and logistics company in the country.
The Grace Morning Devotion Group, a non-denomination Christian prayer organisation, at Ayalolo in the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-metropolitan Area in Accra, organised a four-hour clean-up exercise at Korle Workon.
The World Bank would provide a total of 17 million Ghana cedis for the development of the Sciences in Ghana, Vice President John Dramani Mahama has said.
The Minister for Women and Children Affairs, Ms Juliana Azumah-Mensah, has advocated the appointment of men as gender desk officers (GDOs) at the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and at the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has called on health services and other professionals to offer counselling to practicing homosexuals in order to eschew the practice.
About 580 pieces of pirated textiles confiscated from traders in various markets in the country were on Friday destroyed at the Kpone Landfill site, near Tema, by a task force set up by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
The MCE for Dormaa in the Brong Ahafo region, Vincent Asamoah has hinted that his Municipality will soon benefit from a new state of the art information centre as a result of a collaborative effort between the assembly and a German based NGO.
The Kwahu West Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Alex Somuah Obeng has bemoaned the nefarious activities including armed robbery and dealing in narcotic drugs of Fulani herdsmen in the Municipality.
The Public Services Joint Standing Negotiating Committee (PSJSNC) on Monday agreed a 20 per cent salary increase on the Base Pay on the Single Spine Salary Structure.
A demolition exercise is currently ongoing at the Kumasi Race Course to pave way for commencement of work on the redevelopment of the area into a modern society.
The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), in collaboration with the German International Cooperation (GIZ), has organized a free health screening exercise in Koforidua.
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), is to establish therapy centres for homosexual victims for counselling and rehabilitation in the various communities.
Members of the Local Government Workers’ Union of the Ghana Trades Union Congress have been urged to “exercise maximum restraint” while efforts are made to ensure their proper grading and placement on the Single Spine Salary Structure SSSS.
The members of the Sunyani Polytechnic Chapter of the Nkoranza Students Union have purchased 1000 exercise books valued at GHC900.00 for distribution to all Junior High Schools (JHS) in Nkoranza South and North Districts.
The Management of the Nkawie-Toase Government Hospital in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District has voiced its concern about the frequent power outages which they say is hampering efficient service delivery.
The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has assured Muslims that the government has, in collaboration with the National Hajj Committee (NHC), taken the necessary steps to avoid hitches in the organisation of Hajj this year.
Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has sworn into office Mr. Abraham Atta Bosompem, the Asunafo South District Chief Executive.
The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) is set to restart its plant for production on Wednesday after a four-week period of inactivity at its production lines.
Twenty-three persons have been fined various sums of money for motor traffic offences by the Bawku Circuit Court, presided over by Justice Kofi Sunu.
Mr Bright Blewu, General Secretary of the Ghana Journalist Association, has called on journalists to be very cautious about their roles in society and take their gate-keeping roles very seriously.
Kodwo Erzoah, a 25-year old man at Half Assini, died at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi, following a serious injury he sustained after being knocked down by a motor bike on Saturday.
The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOSAG) members in the Northern Region have embarked on an indefinite strike to bark demands for early migration onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
Residents of Hilltop electoral area in the Tamale Metropolis are calling on NADMO to as a matter of urgency come to their aid with some relief items to alleviate their suffering handed them by the recent floods.
Mr Ben Aryee, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mineral’s Commission, has said he would bring more efficiency into small-scale mining and reduce its negative impact on the environment.
The Government would from the next academic year begin supplying text books to private schools to enable them to play their expected roles in the provision of quality education to Ghanaians children.
The Ghana Police Service would on August 13 launch the Community Policing Unit (CPU) aimed at educating the public on its concepts and functions in making the communities safer to live in and devoid of criminal activities.
The Agona West Municipal Assembly on Thursday inaugurated its Urban, Zonal and Town Councils at separate functions at Agona Swedru, Agona Abodom, Nyakrom and Agona Otsenkorang.
Mr Samuel Victor Meisu, District Chief Executive for Wassa Amenfi West in the Western Region, has appealed to all stakeholders in the District to join the fight to eliminate child labour in the area.
Participants at a day’s forum on forest protection in Winneba have appealed to the government to reintroduce the issuing of permits to small scale saw millers.
MTN Ghana Foundation, a social responsibility wing of the telecommunication giants has presented relief items totalling GH¢40,000 to flood victims in the Volta and Eastern Regions at a ceremony in Accra.
A doctor has said although the rate of possession of insecticide treated nets had increased its usage was rather low.
An Accra-based legal practitioner and a leading member of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) Mr Bright Oblitei Akwetey has hinted his intentions to contest for the flag bearership slot of the party for Elections 2012.
The Management of Noble Gold Bibiani Limited (NGBL) has donated building materials valued at about GH¢1,000.00 in support of a school project at Nzema-Nkwanta near Bibiani in the Western Region.
A multi-purpose manufacturing company to produce zinc for the three northern regions, assemble motorbikes and sale furniture has been inaugurated in Tamale on Monday.
The Parliamentary Select Committee has visited the Asasetre community in the Ellembelle District as part of its community outreach programme to sensitize members on government policies.
The Central Regional Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association, on Sunday climaxed its 33rd Regional Annual Conference at Gomoa Postin, near Winneba with a call on parents to make the education of their children paramount.
Ghanadistricts can confirm that the much anticipated friendly international between Ghana and Nigeria in Watford, England had been called off.
The Cape Coast Police Command lastFriday arrested two men suspected to have robbed the University of Cape Coast (UCC) branch of the Agriculture Development Bank (ADB) of Ghc75, 077.20.
The Minister of Local Government and Rural development, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has disclosed that government has obtained a loan facility of 175m dollors to improve the capacity of 46 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.
Government has allocated for the selection of five more schools to be enrolled into the school feeding programme in the Kwahu West Municipality.
The former President, Mr John Agyekum Kufuor has charged media organizations to institute measures to promote self-regulation among its members to enhance ethical and professional standards.
Biometric registration of voters is expected to begin by the end of the year, Mr David Oppong Kyekyeiku, District Electoral Officer for the Essikadu-Ketan Sub-Metropolitan Area, said.
Assemblies must not only be preoccupied with the desire to raise more funds but more importantly create the environment that would enable more people get into productive ventures to be able to contribute into the internally generated fund.
Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, has called on the general public to practice personal hygiene to help check the spread of influenza in the communities.
Cocoa Clinic, a private medical Centre in Accra, in collaboration with the Cancer Society of Ghana, has embarked on a sensitisation programme on breast cancer in Akyem Swedru, in the Eastern Region.
Ghana’s economic growth, has been projected by EconomyWatch.com as the fastest growing in the world, for 2011.
Some residents of Ohwim-Akusu, a suburb of Kumasi are against “T&Y” Company, producers of mayflower toilet roll and assorted plastic materials, for polluting the area with the company’s waste.
The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), has presented sewing machines to 700 young men and women, who have completion a-six-month training in dressmaking under the programme’s youth in trades and vocation module in the Ashanti Region.
Talensi Central Constituency branch of the People’s National Convention (PNC) at the weekend elected all its executives unopposed.
Dr. Richard Amanye, Director of Technical Service of the Ghana AIDS Commission, has reiterated government’s commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the country.
The Public Relations Officer for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Godwin Nyame has debunked the assertion that the assembly failed to provide enough space at the Abintsi Market to accommodate all the traders affected by the race course evacuation excercise.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called on media organizations to organize training programmes frequently for their reporters to avoid the recurrence of daily fundamental mistakes
The Ashanti Regional branch of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed resentment about media reports that the Finance and Education Ministers are to be dropped in a Cabinet re-shuffle.
The University for Development (UDS) Studies Alumni, has organised an entrepreneurship seminar for its alumni and the general public in Bolgatanga.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) will from September this year put in place a stern measure to regulate the activities of truck pushers who operate within the Metropolis.
The Ministry of Defence has called for circumspection in discussions bordering Ghana’s national security, insisting that such debates should not be “overstretched” to compromise state security and the integrity of the country.
President John Evans Atta Mills has assured Ivorian refugees in Ghana of his continued support of his Ivorian counterpart to bring peace in Ivory Coast and ensure their safe return home.
The National Commission on Small Arms (NCSA) had urged security personnel at Ghana’s borders to be vigilant and help stem the proliferation and trafficking of small arms and light weapons into the country.
The Central Regional Minster, Madam Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has tasked nurses to devise practical and appealing ways to convince people to accept family planning tools towards reducing maternal mortality.
Mr. Joseph Dofoyenah, President’s nominee for District Chief Executive for the Ahanta West District has been confirmed by the assembly.
Authorities of Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the Central Region have been advised to stop violating the religious freedom of Muslim students.
The Chosen Rehabilitation Centre, an Accra-based a non-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has since 2007, helped 67 men in Accra aged between 17 and 60 years to reintegrate fully into society
Participants at a three-day workshop on Export Marketing Management have called on the Government and other stakeholders to clear the barriers that hindered smooth trade within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has attributed the consistent decline in inflation to prudent economic measures being pursued by the government.
Despite the availability of the Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) in the country chloroquine continues to be the second most used medicine in the treatment of malaria.
The Government has developed the Ghana Child Labour Monitoring system to help identify children at risk and already in the worst forms of child labour in the cocoa sector with appropriate referral systems for remediation.
The Upper West Regional branch of the June four Movement on Tuesday commended President John Evans Atta Mills for re-nominating Vice-President John Dramani Mahama as his running mate for next year’s election.
Mr Issah Ali, National Coordinator of Coalition on Tobacco Control Bill, a non-governmental organization (NGO), has called on Parliamentarians from tobacco growing areas to support the tobacco control measures under the Public Health Bill before Parliament.
A decongestion exercise is to be carried out at the Nkawkaw Township in the Kwahu West Municipality to ride the edges of the road of illegal structures, car parks and hawkers.
Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, Deputy Energy Minister, has attributed the current shortage of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) to inadequate gas infrastructure in the country.
The World Health Organization (WHO), has expressed concern about the soaring numbers of people with various forms of disability, currently estimated at about one billion, representing 15 per cent of the global population.
The Fisheries Security Taskforce has seized a quantity of under-sized fishing nets in Aboadze and Ashbuesi, in the Shama District of the Western Region.
The Deputy Minister for Employment and Social Welfare Kweku Antwi Boasiako has described as illegal and unfortunate the strike action embarked upon by the Northern Regional branch of Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOSAG). to bark their demand to be migrated unto the SSSS by the July ending deadline.
Nii Ebenezer Armah Tackie, Municipal Chief Executive of Ga West, said the development of communities was a shared responsibility of the central government, assemblies, citizenry and most importantly the traditional leaders.
Nanahemaa Asi Boadiwaa, Queenmother of Wassa Hiawa, has expressed concern about the high rate of school dropouts in the community due to illegal mining activities or “galamsey”.
Recreational facilities are vital components for ensuring strong and healthy human resource that can deliver the expected outputs for development. They provide avenues for people to while away their boredom and refreshed for higher out puts.
The Youth for Nduom 2012 Exploratory Committee has given the 2008 flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Paa Kwesi Nduom, the green light to pursue his presidential ambition since there was undoubting hope for success in the 2012 elections.
Eastern Regional branch of the National Youth Authority (NYA) has started rehabilitating a six-classroom block which was recently destroyed in a severe rainstorm that hit Osorase.
The Minister of Tourism Akua Sena Dansua has attributed the aggressive growth in Ghana’s tourism sector to the political and relative economic stability the nation is enjoying.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Abura Asebu Kwamankese, William Ata Mends has given a stern warning to shoddy contactors in his district to desist from their ways or face sacntions from his outfit.
The Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union (TEWU) of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on the Labour Commission to prevail upon the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to pay without delay the 15 per cent retention premium for the 11 categories of non-teaching staff of the Ghana Education Service (GES), saying the payment is long overdue.
The Dutch Komenda Landing Beach Committee had used part of its profit to register about 300 needy people including children and the aged under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) at Dutch Komenda.
Mrs. Elizabeth Amoa Tetteh, the Member of Parliament for Twifo Etti Morkwa, has donated sugar to Muslims for their fasting and building materials to flood victims at Twifo Praso and Twifo Bimpongso in her constituency.
Alhaji Issahaque Salia, the Upper West Regional Minister, has appealed to security agencies operating along the country’s borders to collaborate to mobilize more revenue for national development.
Dr. Joseph Annan, the Member of Parliament for Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem, has commended Dutch Komenda Landing Beach Committee for making a profit of GH¢6,000 from the sale of premix fuel for a period of six months.
A day’s forum on Root Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme (RTIMP) has been held in Cape Coast to create further awareness on the Programme among stakeholders on Tuesday.
Feasibility Studies and preliminary design on the water supply system have been completed for the rehabilitation and expansion of Bolgatanga, Navrongo and Bongo in the Upper East.
The Central Regional Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Unit of Cocoboard has embarked on a programme to replace diseased and aged cocoa trees with free hybrid seedlings.
The Bawku Divisional Police command says though it has launched investigations into todays attack on some farmers, they are yet to make any arrest.
About 570 returnees from Libya in the Dormaa Municipality have decided to form cooperative societies to go into large scale farming.
Government is working out modalities to provide lasting solution to the perennial Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) shortage in the country.
The Public Services Workers Union of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called for proper functioning of the public services to enable the country to achieve meaningful and sustainable socio-economic development.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Education Directorate has organized its first Awards Day to honour 73 hard working teachers in deprived areas in the Municipality.
An aspiring chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has dared the media to gag abusive politicians while challenging executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) to restrain their members.
Parliament would soon stop approving the budgetary allocations of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) who fail to implement fully the recommendations of the Auditor General’s report.
Ms Vivian Lamptey, Commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), said the Commission would continue to hold discussions with fetish priests and traditional leaders on ways to stop “trokosi” in the country.
The Food and Drugs Board has alerted the public about a pharmaceutical product known as “Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) or FAITH (The Immune Booster)” which, it said, could cause serious harm to health.
Government has received commendation for the swift respond to the victims of flood in the North Tongu District in the Volta Region.
Mr Idris Buabeng, Programme Manager of Medical Assistance Programme (MAP) International, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Sunyani, has urged the general public not to attribute Buruli Ulcer cases to superstitions and witchcraft.
Reports reaching Ghanadistricts indicate that about five armed robbers have attacked an Enchi bound Yutong bus on the Kumasi, Takoradi trunk road killing a female passenger aged 30 and injuring others.
The Head of the European Delegation, Mr Claude Maerten, has described the economy of Ghana as a success story, considering the current global trends.
The Gushiegu District Assembly in the Northern Region has built two clinics with nurses’ quarters at a total cost of GHc 145,000.00 in the farming communities of Zamashegu and Nabuli.
An eleven-year-old Primary Six Pupil of Class Peter Memorial School in Bubuashie in Accra has a big dream – to raise GH¢20 million for Somali famine victims.
The people of Zinindo in the Gushegu district of the Northern Region are threatening to boycott the 2012 general elections if the community is not connected to the national grid before the month of December next year.
Some residents of the Sunyani Municipality have appealed to the Christian Council of Ghana to flush out false pastors and “mushroom” missionary schools in the country.
President John Evans Atta Mills has said that Government would release funds to the Public Services Commission (PSC) to conduct staff auditing in the public sector to halt the practice of paying workers for little or no work done.
The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP-Ghana) has cautioned the country to take immediate measures to pick up early warning signals of election-related violence to ensure that the country was not plunged into violent conflicts.
The Kwahu Rural Bank mobilized GHC 5.9 million deposits last year as against GHC 3.5 million in 2009.
The Ghana High Commission in London has extended its sympathies to any member of the Ghanaian community who has been affected by the acts of looting and violence in the United Kingdom.
Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, Member of Parliament for the Mfantseman West has instituted vacation classes for Senior High School students in his constituency.
The Central Regional Minister, Mrs. Ama Benyiwa-Doe, has expressed worry about leakages of financial resources through the phenomenon of “ghost” names on the country’s payroll system.
In line with the implementation of the National Electrification Scheme, the government and Weldy Lamont Associates have concluded an agreement to supply electricity to 1,300 communities in the next five years.
The Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) has called for an urgent debate towards finding solutions to the likely negative impacts of the activities of the oil industry.
Mr Martin Amidu, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has urged the Embassy of Japan to cooperate with the Ghana Government to fight narcotics trafficking.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), would from the 2012/13 academic year, institute a scholarship scheme for students with disability, who gain admission into the institution.
The Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly is spending 2.6 million Ghana Cedis on 11 major development projects in the municipality.
Women in Asse community in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region have appealed to government, non-governmental organisations and public spirited individuals help them access potable water.
Government has released funds for the completion of the four major road projects described as the ‘Gang of four’ in the country.
Mr Cezar Kale, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, said the youth formed the engine of growth and that every developing country without a vibrant youth was bound to fail in its quest for development.
A top official of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has tasked the Ghana Education Service (GES) to give classrooms a facelift to meet the standards of the contemporary times.
The Minster of Communications, Mr Haruna Iddrisu has cautioned telecommunication operators in the country to desist from the act of under declaring the volumes of international calls on their networks with the aim of making more profits for themselves.
There has been another shooting incident at the AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine during which 23-year-old Kwame Eric of Binsere, near Obuasi, was shot by a detail of a private security organisation engaged by the Company.
Ms Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI), has inaugurated a six-member board that would have oversight responsibility for private sector businesses.
Management of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has adopted measures to address the perennial delay in the payment of allowances and the subsequent frustration beneficiaries of the Programme often face.
The Food and Drugs Board, FDB, has cautioned the public against the patronage and consumption of wheat flour and vegetable oil which do not have fortification logos.
Ms Patricia Lambert, Director of International Legal Consortium for Campaign for Tobacco - Free Kids, has urged the Government of Ghana to consider the health of her people and speed up the tobacco control legislation.
Joseph Agbeko appeared confident Saturday as he entered the ring to defend his IBF bantamweight belt. He was irate 12 rounds later as he left without it.
The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) has completed processes for the migration of workers of the Civil and Local Government Service Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG) onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
Four people have been injured in violent clashes between residents of Sabun Zongo and Dagew communities in the Upper East region.
The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has asked the government to show good faith and expedite action on the payment of arrears for the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) at the end of September as promised.
The Atebubu-Amantin District Directorate of Ghana Health Service says it suspects the outbreak of cholera in the district following increasing diarrhoea cases reported at health facilities.
Mr Seth Owusu Yeboah, Research Fellow at the Ghana Muslim Academy (GMA), has urged Muslim youths to be patient and trustworthy in life which were virtues that promoted unity and development.
Nkoranza South District Assembly has provided GH¢1,000.00 towards the renovation of existing facilities at Kwabre Senior High School (SHS) at Akuma to increase admissions next academic year.
The government has made a firm commitment to the people of Zinindo a farming community of the Gushiegu district of the northern region and fourteen other surrounding villages to connect them to the national grid before December next year.
Work on a multi-million dollar Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) storage facility to increase the country’s storage capacity is underway at the Kpone Industrial Area in Tema.
The Winneba District Forest Manager of the Forest Service Department, Mr Ernest Nkansah Kwarteng, has said more serious actions must be taken by all stakeholders towards protecting the forest.
Work on a multi-million dollar Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) storage facility to increase the countryâ€™s storage capacity is underway at the Kpone Industrial Area in Tema.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has withheld the entire results of all candidates presented by 81 schools pending the conclusion of investigations into various examination irregularities.
The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi was on Saturday elected President of the Western Zone ‘B’ Football Union at its Extraordinary Congress.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis donated blood to the Effia-Nkwanta Hospital.
Mr Kyeremeh Atuahene, of the Ghana AIDS Commission, has said that Ghanaians are expected to use about 200 million condoms this year, five per cent of which would be female condoms.
A joint operation by Ghanaian Police and Togolese Gendarme, early Sunday morning, on suspected criminal hideouts along the Ghana-Togo frontier at Aflao, has led to the arrest of 33 suspects, including three women.
Mr Moses Osei, Jomoro District Manager of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has debunked rumours that the company was charging GH¢20 to connect electricity to people’s homes.
Dr Toni Aubynn, Head of Corporate Affairs Department of Tullow-Ghana, has stated that the company had expended US$194 million dollars on local companies and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to improve their capacity and competitiveness.
Ghanaian students in China should work hard to project the good name of Ghana wherever they found themselves in the Asian country, Samuel Kwadwo Frimpong President of NUGS-China has urged.
Two persons, a driver and a passenger reportedly died, scores of travellers sustained various degrees of injuries, as nine men suspected to be of Fulani origin attacked two buses all en-route to Bolgatanga from Tamale at about 1.a.m Sunday dawn.
The Premix Committee at the Dutch Komenda landing beach in the Central Region has spent GH¢8,000 generated from the sale of premix fuel on the purchase of 240 cutlasses, 100 wellington boots, two public address systems, and renovation of a basic school, as well as the registration of 300 needy people for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the community.
The District Chief Executive for Asutifi in Brong Ahafo Region Eric Addae has expressed satisfaction at the contribution of NewMont Gold Mining Company towards the infrastructural and educational development of the district.
Eighty students in the Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region have benefited from educational sponsorship package instituted by the assembly.
Mr Javed Talat, Executive Director of the World Bank has called on the Ghanaian Government to fashion out mechanisms that would help check the ever-growing population to solve development challenges.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called on the Church to provide the needed leadership to rein in the growing indiscipline, particularly among the youth.
One more person has died of Cholera, but this time in the Brong Ahafo region
The Municipal Chief Executive for Birim Central, Ophilia Koomson has denied reports that she has not been involving the media in activities of the municipality.
The newly appointed District Chief Executive for Asunafo South, Abrahams Atta Bosompem has identified education as the area his administration will prioritize in the shortest possible time.
Brong Ahafo regional office of Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of Ghana Police recorded more than fifty per cent decrease in non-maintenance cases during the second quarter of the year.
Management of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has indicated that it is sourcing for funds to give the hospital a facelift.
Alhaji Abubakar Siddique Boniface, a Former Minister of Manpower Youth and Employment has called on parents to make child education a top priority for a secured future both for the children and the country.
The Obuasi office of Quality Control Company of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has stepped up public education on child labour in cocoa growing communities to check the involvement of children in hazardous farming activities.
Ghanadistricts.com can confirm that the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) will be holding a meeting with representatives of truck pushers within the Accra metropolis today.
The Western Regional office of the Ghana Water Company (GWC) on Monday began cleaning and disinfecting private water tanks operating in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis to ensure that consumers were supplied with good water.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, has appealed to the World Bank to be more supportive of Ghana’s fight to reduce poverty and create wealth for its people.
Mr Francis Ehwie Armah, Presiding Member for the Jomoro District Assembly, has appealed to government to consider remunerating assembly members to enable them carry out their mandates effectively.
The Very Reverend Dr Paul Boafo, Protestant Chaplain of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has urged members of the Methodist Church Ghana, to stay united and ensure team work to grow the church.
A trade unionist has called for the formulation of an employment policy to guide employers to accord workers respect and dignity.
Some private and commercial drivers in Sunyani Municipality have appealed to the government to remove the subsidy on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
A group calling itself the “Concerned Members of NDC” in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Constituency, has appealed to the President to re-instate the Reverend Mrs. Veronica Essuman Nelson, who has resigned her post as the Municipal Chief Executive.
Suspected armed robbers on Saturday night shot and wounded Corporal Chere N. Salia who was on duty with his colleagues at a police barrier at the Agona Swedru-Oda.
The Bawku Police Unit have retrieved about 1,334 rounds of ammunition from- the residence of a 50-year old man.
The Atebubu Amantin District Assembly has constructed a new ten-seater toilet facility and a state of the art patience ward for the district assembly hospital to improve health delivery in the area.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana will soon carry out an inspection exercise at political party offices in the country.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region Alhasan Seidu Harrison says the assembly is on the verge of upgrading electricity supply to the municipality from a single phase connection to three complex phases to improve supply and reliability.
Government has approved the construction of three more projects under GETFund for the elimination of schools under trees in the Kwahu East District.
The Eastern Regional Office of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has embarked on an exercise to close down all unlicensed agro-chemical shops and those flouting the rules and regulations governing their operations in the region.
Superintendent of Police, James Sarfo Peprah, the Eastern Regional Commander of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) has called for media support in minimizing road accidents.
A security expert has called for a national strategic plan to establish a separate Ministry for the Police Service to effectively deal with security issues and boost investor confidence in the country.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Secretariat of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemned the politics of insults that is tainting Ghana’s democratic credentials.
The Vice President, John Dramani Mahama has commissioned two projects sited in two separate communities in the Upper East Region, and valued at Gh¢195,000 Ghana Cedis.
The rice industry in Ghana has seen unprecedented increase in consumption levels over the past decade with significant proportion of consumers switching from consumption of other staples to rice.
The Northern Regional Police Command has revealed that the drivers of the two buses which came under arm attack on the Tamale, Bolgatanga trunk road last Monday by alleged Fulani men blatantly refused police protection thereby endangering their safety and that of the passengers.
Vice President John Mahama has given the assurance that the Eastern Corridor and the Volta University projects will commence in the third quarter of the year.
Mr. Cezar Kale, the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, has appealed to District Assemblies to institute annual District Science Scholarship Schemes to cater for science students who have excelled in science in their districts.
Mr. Dennis M. Bayuo, a Deputy District Coordinating Director at the Nadowli District Assembly has said that local government system would not thrive in Ghana if the substructures were not given the needed support to function properly.
President Ian Khama of Botswana is due in Ghana for a day’s visit today.
Residents affected by a recent rainstorm at Airport residential area in Sunyani, have appealed to the Municipal Assembly to come to their aid, by providing adequate drainage to offset the persistent flooding of the area.
Grand Rock Foundation, a Kumasi-based non-governmental organization (NGO),has presented assorted gifts valued at about GH¢9,000.00 to the chiefs and people of Kenyasi in the Kwabre East District.
President John Evans Atta Mills says he is determined to protect the interest of the people of Ghana in the STX Housing deal.
The Deputy Minister for Education Mahama Ayariga has expressed utter surprise about the refusal of some members of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) branch of the National University Teachers Association of Ghana to return to the lecture halls.
An Entrepreneurial Development Fund with an initial amount of 25,000 Ghana Cedis has been established to provide micro-credit for young entrepreneurs in Ketu-South District.
NDK Financial Service has inaugurated a new branch in Tema to serve corporate clients, importers, exporters and individuals interested in investments and personal loans.
Mr Smart Tommy Jones, Nkoranza South District Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), has described the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government as “a promise fulfilling” one and that it would ensure an improvement in the living standards of the people.
The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), last Friday, presented items valued at GH¢700 and a cash amount of GH¢1,500 to the Tema Traditional Council (TTC) towards the celebration of the annual traditional Homowo Festival of the people of Tema.
The Minister of Health, Joseph Yieleh Chireh, has called on health practitioners in the country to demonstrate a high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) has confirmed an imminent rise in utility tarriffs.
On Saturday, June 24 2011, history was made in America when a local street was named; “Ghanaian Way’.
An audit enquiry into operations of the Lands Commission has revealed that ground rents of most houses located at plush residential areas in Accra have not been reviewed over the past 50 years (1959 to April 2009).
Mrs Georgina Fiagbenu, Senior Manager of Corporate Communications of MTN, has reiterated management’s commitment to the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) exercise.
Ghana will face Brazil in an international friendly next month in London, the Ghana Football Association has confirmed.
Government says it is awaiting Parliamentary approval to pave way for the utilisation of a $10-million facility for the Volta and Brong Ahafo universities.
The Chairman of the Central Tender Review Board, (CTRB) Steve Obimpeh has underscored the essential role of the board in ensuring judicious use of state resources and promoting transparency in public expenditure.
The President John Evans Atta Mills has assured Ghanaians that Government will ensure free and transparent elections in 2012.
The Asuogyaman District Assembly has taken steps to make true its promise to establish a public school for the people of the Dodi Island.
The Government is rehabilitating part of the Half Assini Town road network to give the area a facelift and facilitate socio-economic activities.
Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) in the Volta Region have been urged to take the initiative for value addition to the many tourism potentials in the region.
A Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School, , Dr Samuel C.K. Buame has said Ghanaians ability to benefit from the oil and gas will depend on how stakeholders manage risks associated with the industry
Mr Mark Woyongo, the Upper East Regional Minister, has appealed to the Netherlands Ambassador in Ghana, Mr Gerard Duyfjes, to help speed up the Water treatment plant project at Tono near Navrongo.
The Police administration has assured the public that it was focused to ensure a serene internal security atmosphere which would guarantee protection for people, property and promote economic activities.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa North, Mr Timothy Awintire has presented medical equipment to the Sandema Hospital.
The Central Regional Branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged the media to investigate reports about the Presidency in detail before publishing them.
Six communities in the Brong-Ahafo Region have been selected to benefit from the forthcoming national immunization exercise against poliomyelitis (Polio).
Dr Mrs Margaret Kweku has been confirmed as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Hohoe Municipality.
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has taken delivery of a $35,000 Radio Frequency Generator (RFG) to aid the treatment of tumors and snoring.
Hajia Sirina Keltu, Greater-Accra Regional President of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Ghana (FOMWAG), has observed that Ramadan is not just a ritual, but a time for Muslims to repair relations with their neighbours, and unite and work for the good of society.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, has underlined the need for the nation’s educational institutions to put premium on helping students to uphold the values of decency, self-discipline and patriotism.
Mrs. Irene Duncan Adanusa, the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has said in spite of seminars and workshops organized to raise the level of Trade Union and professional consciousness of GNAT members, a large percentage of those at the grassroots were ignorant about the activities of the Association.
The Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease Control Unit (CSSVD-CU) and the Quality Control Company of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) had stepped up campaign against worst forms of child labour in cocoa growing communities.
The Chaplain of the St Luke Catholic Hospital at Apam, the Reverend Father Augustine Essel, has condemned spouses who do not allow their in-laws to visit their homes but welcome their own relatives.
Government will soon develop energy-demand-labelling system for buildings to serve as a requirement before they are constructed for sale in the country.
The Effutu Municipal Assembly in collaboration with Asongtaba Cottage Project, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has organised a day’s orientation workshop for 130 dressmaking apprentices in Winneba.
Many farmers in the Eastern Region have expressed their gratitude to the government for fulfilling its promise of subsidizing the price of fertilizer this year.
A total of 250 young ladies drawn from various parts of the Northern Region are attending a two-day career and entrepreneurial fair that is aimed at equipping them to pursue their career choices.
The authorities of the Winneba Government Hospital have put in place some measures to help reduce maternal mortality by fifty percent by 2014.
A survey conducted in four districts of the country by the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) indicates that 94 per cent of Ghanaian parents endorse corporal punishment as a means of correcting misbehaving students.
Masons and technicians are to be licensed under the Engineering Council Act, Mrs Carlen Bouchedid, Former Executive Secretary of Ghana Institute of Engineers told journalists in Accra.
Sensational hiplife artist Bice Osei Kuffour known in hiplife circles as Obour will be manning the affairs of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) for the next four years. He takes over from the former president Mrs. Diana Hopson.
Mrs. Sarah Hayfron-Yarney, a Ghanaian Philanthropist based in the United States of America, has donated medical equipment and supplies to the Kwesimintsim Polyclinic to aid in quality health care delivery.
Dr. Jacob Abebrese, Medical Director of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Hospital, has said HIV and AIDS and anaemia were the major causes of death during the first half of the year.
The National Executive Committee of Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has announced that the 16th GJA Awards, would now take place on Friday, September 9, at the Banquet Hall, State House, in Accra.
The Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOSAG), has appealed to President John Evans Attah Mills to intervene to ensure that members of the group were placed under the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) would soon take delivery of alcoholmeters for testing the blood alcohol level of practising drivers who are its members.
Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, the 2008 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has vowed to lead the party to victory in the next year’s general election, if given the second chance by the party’s national delegates.
Government has secured an 80 million dollar loan from the Chinese government and will contribute an additional 15 million dollars through the supplementary budget for the provision of electricity to the northern parts of the country, linking every town, community and village to the national grid before the end of 2012.
Vice President Mahama has disclosed that Government has acquired a loan facility of $ 53m to boost fishing and aqua culture development in the country.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Akyem Oda constituency,Yaw Owusu Boateng has advised his constituents to engage in healthy lifestyles like regular exercise and healthy eating habits to ensure longer lifespane.
The Ga East Municipality is working vigorously to meet its policies and programes in its medium term development programme of 2010 -2013.
Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture(MOFA) re-emphasized the need for the country to make research the bedrock of its agricultural production.
The Yilo Krobo District is calling for interventions from government, non governmental organisation (NGO) and private investors to partner it develop its investment opportunities.
The Obuasi Municipal Health Directorate has received GH¢7,000.00 to support its mass CSM vaccination programme from Atlas Copco Ghana, an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems.
The Ghana Red Cross Society has presented relief items valued at 150,000 US Dollars to 500 households in the Eastern Region, who were recently affected by floods.
The British High Commission has provided assorted food items and drinks to the Muslim Community in Kumasi in a show of solidarity as they go through the period of Ramadan.
The first ever regional policy fair held in the Volta Regional capital Ho has come to an end with a call on the Information Ministry to reactivate the services of the Information Service Department (ISD) in information dissemination using the vans.
Cabinet has decided to maintain subsidies on liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) so that the product can continue to be affordable to the public.
Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has emphasized the need for the country to make research the bedrock of its agricultural production
President John Evans Atta Mills has presented a Police patrol vehicle to the Kukurantumi Police, in the East Akyem district, to enable them to fight crime in the area.
The Ghana Football Association has confirmed October 11, 2011 as the new match date for Ghana’s called off international friendly with Nigeria.
The Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region is gearing up to roll out the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) after it was inaugurated in the region a couple of months ago by the President John Atta Mills.
His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills departs Accra today, Monday, August 22, 2011, for State visits to The Republic of South Africa and The Republic of Namibia.
The District Planning officer at the Asuogyaman District, Brian Tsikpor has lauded the rate at which aquaculture is gaining grounds in the District.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) said it would continue to enforce its mandate of ensuring that the general public was protected from foods and drugs which are inimical to their health.
President John Evans Atta Mills has called on the church to support government in its efforts to solve the numerous challenges confronting the state.
The youth of Ayemfori in the Abura Aseibu Kwamankese District of the Central region are up in arms against a mining company operating in the area whose activities does not only poses threat to the environment but also falls far short of standards agreed upon by the miners and the community.
Parliament is to reconvene today to approve a 3b dollar loan facility from china as part of the dividends of the presidents trip to the country.
This year’s National Farmers Day will be celebrated at Nsabaa in the Agona East District of the Central Region on the 2nd of December.
The Headmistress of KNUST Senior High School, Mrs Joyce Owusu-Ansah, has appealed to the government and stakeholders in the education sector to convert the school into a model institution for accelerated expansion of its programmes.
Mr. Raymond Gbedoah, Nkoranza South District Coordinating Director, says the District Assembly would place high premium on educational activities and programmes in the communities.
A leading member of the National Democratic Congress, Alhaji Ibrahim Jabire has exhorted delegates in the Agona East Constituency to vote for Mrs Pokuah Sawyer in the forthcoming Parliamentary primaries.
Alhaji Amado Lamusa, the Northern Regional Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), has called on government to help improve the roads in the region.
The Yendi Municipal Health Service Directorate has embarked on the sensitization of communities on malaria through durbars.
Opanyin Kweku Essel, the 2009 Central Regional Best Farmer, has said cocoa farmers in the Central Region are unhappy with government’s delay in releasing the second portion of the 2009/10 bonuses to them.
A special audit report on the accounts of the Administrator of the District Assemblies Common Fund (ADACF) for the period January, 2005 to December, 2008 has implicated a number of officials in shady deals totalling GH¢1,161,580.2 and $15,000.
Less than 40 per cent of the residents of Central Gonja District, in the Northern Region, have access to potable water whiles the remaining 60 per cent compete with cattle for dammed rain water.
Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Minister of State and Member of Parliament (MP) for Kpone-Katamanso has donated food items worth GHC12,000 to the people of Kpone.
The Apex Bank has designed a policy to support Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) to engage young university and polytechnic graduates to further their education.
Majority of the Northern, Upper East and West Regional and Constituency leadership of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) have openly backed the candidature of Professor Edmund N. Delle for the chairmanship of the party.
The Gushiegu District Chief Executive (DCE), Alhassan Fuseini, on behalf of the President, John Evans Atta Mills, has commissioned two clinics in the Nabuli and Zamashagu communities in the district to address the health needs of the people.
The world has been brought closer to the inmates of "In My Father’s House" (IMFH) Children’s Village at Weme Abor in the Keta – Akatsi diocese following the commissioning of an ultra modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) center in the municipality.
The Member of Parliament for Kade, Ofosu Asamaoh is proposing that government’s quota of 30% appointees to district assemblies must be made up of skilled people whose work will positively enhance the capacity of the assemblies.
Last Saturday saw the Muslim brethren enter the last ten days of Ramadan when many of them intensely dedicate themselves to worship as the month winds to a close.
The delay by some companies to relocate some of their service lines may delay the completion of construction work on the Tema Japan Motors Rail line project by six more months.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly is already putting in place measures to accommodate and integrate the victims of the recent demolishing exercise at the race course in Kumasi.
The former Commissioner of CHRAJ, Justice Emile Short, has called for the establishment of an independent statutory body with the powers to investigate and sanction any political party that goes contrary to the political partyâ€™s code of conduct.
Mr Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister of Education has reiterated government’s commitment to utilise the country’s oil wealth to reduce poverty stressing that there was the need to develop local expertise to manage the prospects in the industry.
The health sector in the Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region is receiving a boost with the construction of five health facilities.
A five-day national training workshop on early warning system to provide reliable information to decision makers in Ghana to ensure food security has opened in Accra.
Water is a basic necessity of life for which any community deprived of this go the extra mile to access it no matter how difficult or unwholesome the water may be.
Major-General Joseph Narh Adinkrah, Chief of Army Staff reminded Army Officers that their comportment, professional skills and good management decisions were crucial in sustaining the trust of their men.
Mr Peter Samlafo, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Avenor Rural Bank, has disclosed that the bank, last year, made a net profit of GHC 64,273.04.
Lieutenant Colonel Larry Gbevlo-Lartey, National Security Coordinator has called for specific laws on seizure and confiscation of assets to make criminal acts unprofitable.
The Upper East Regional branch of the National Disaster Relief Management Organization (NADMO) will begin distributing relief items to over 400 victims whose farmlands and properties were devastated by the recent flood that affected the area.
Environmental Officers are expected to be dispatched to Akorabo, a community in the Suhum-Kraboa-District in the Eastern Region to access the invasion of some strange flies in the area.
The Akwatia Consolidated Diamond Company is re-opening today as government has made good its campaign promise of paying back lock salaries of workers and putting the company on its feet again.
Construction work on the Asokwa Interchange, which was suspended a few months ago for lack of funding, has resumed with alacrity, and according to the Kumasi Metropolitan Director of Urban Roads, Mr T. Quaye, the project is expected to be completed by the end of October this year.
The northern command of the Ghana Army in collaboration with their police counterparts will intensify their patrols on some major roads in their catchment area to arrest the spate of highway robberies that has been an unfortunate and a regular feature.
The youth in the Upper East Region have been asked to vote massively for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Election 2012, to retain President John Evans Attah Mills in power to enable him to continue to deliver on the Better Ghana Agenda.
President John Evans Atta Mills and his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, have affirmed that democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights and economic empowerment are the ingredients that can bring the needed improvement into the lives of Africans.
Mr Martin Ayensu-Nipa, the manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has said the acceptance of the scheme’s capitation is on the rise in the Asante-Bekwai Municipality.
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has promised all regional offices of the school feeding programme new vehicles by the end of the year.
The Kwahu North District Assembly has secured a loan of GH¢ 32.5 million from the Agricultural Development Bank to construct folder banks to protect farms in the area from cattle destruction.
Mrs Ophilia Koomson, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Birim Central has advised traders to obey simple instructions and vacate the edges of the road which they have turned into a market place.
Interior Minister, Dr Benjamin Kumbour is promising further cleansing of the security services to ensure only dedicated and people with integrity are retained in the services.
It is estimated that about 957 women die annually in Ghana through maternal morbidities, Dr. Emmanuel Srofenyo, a Gynaecologist at Ridge Hospital has disclosed.
The Bawku Mutual Health Insurance office has taken steps to stop the increasing cross border registration of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
President John Evans Atta Mills, Tuesday declared that Ghana remained the bastion of peace, stability and progress and urged the international business community to take advantage of such impressive credentials to invest in the country.
The District Chief Executive for Wassa Amenfi East, Stephen Baidoo Acheampong has blamed land owners and chiefs in the Wassa Adansi community for contributing to the increasing spate of illegal mining popularly referred to as “Galamsey” in the area.
Thirty participants drawn from women groups in the Bawku Municipality were on Tuesday educated on peace building to enable them to effectively participate in bringing lasting peace to the area.
The municiopal office of the National Youth Employment Programme in the Birim Central Municipality was on Tuesday broken into by unknown persons who made away with two computers and some valuable documents.
Government has recommended to parliament to create a new district with Akwatia as capital.
The Asutifi Districts Assembly through its educational support fund has sponsored 400 students from the district to pursue higher education at the senior high and tertiary levels.
As part of efforts to improve local governance and efficiency in the decentralization concept, government is urging a new district to be created out of the Kwaebibirem Municipality with Akwatia as capital.
The Finance Committee of Parliament has recommended for approval by majority decision, a $3 billion loan agreement between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and the China Development Bank.
The Prestea Huni Valley District Assembly is in an emergency meeting to address issues concerning the mining accident that occured in the district today.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, has ordered the immediate interdiction of six policemen of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service for allegedly extorting monies from motorists at Akotsi Junction on the Accra-Cape Coast road.
Over 4,000 residents have so far been displaced in flood hit areas in Bolgatanga in the Upper East region.
The Bunpurugu Yunyoo District Assembly has supported 44 brilliant but needy students to pursue higher education as part of measures to improve educational standards in the area.
As part of measures to enhance and strengthen security in the Tema Metroplis, the Municipal Assembly has presented office equipment valued at GH ¢ 8,000 to the Police Command in the municipality.
The Anti-Revenue Leakages Special Monitoring Team, has called on the Ministry of the Interior to carry out an independent investigation into an alleged rice smuggling syndicate involving police personnel in the Western Region.
The Informal Sector Fund (SISF) of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) is exploring ways to rollout a Diaspora Retirement Scheme for Ghanaians living abroad.
Government has demonstrated its commitment to alleviating poverty and improving the living conditions of the masses, as forty-one Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), are to benefit from a five-year Ghana Social Opportunities Project (GSOP).
The DCE for Sissala East Sulamana Alijata has expressed frustrations over what he suspect is an attempt by some security operatives in the district to shield a popular fertilizer smuggler nicknamed Alaska in the area.
The Prestea Huni Valley District Assembly has restricted movement of persons from the mining site where two miners died when a pit collapsed on them yesterday.
Hundreds of residents of Have in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, have been rendered homeless due to rising sea levels that has swept through the vicinity in the past twenty four (24) hours.
Parliament has finally approved the controversial $3 billion Chinese loan agreement on Friday 26th August 2011 after heated debate on the floor of the House.
The South Tongu District Assembly as part of measures to improve economic activities in the area is extending electricity supply to the remaining communities in the district that are yet to be connected to the national grid.
The Nigerians Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina has commended the government of Ghana and the Ministry of Agriculture for their efforts at ensuring food security in the Ghana.
Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Health has appealed to Japan to support Ghana to scale up family planning, especially in the rural communities to control child birth and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.
The Catholic Bishops Conference, presented 5,000 Ghana cedis to the Volta Regional Office of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) towards the rehabilitation of flood victims in the Region.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has advised Muslims against the withdrawal of girls from school for marriage and other social activities.
Magna Transport, an international transport company, handed-over a refurbish Paediatric Centre to authorities of 37 Military Hospital to provide assessment and therapeutic interventions for children.
The activities of small scale miners popularly known as ‘galamsey’, in
the Wassa Amenfi East District of the Western Region, is polluting water bodies and threatening the health of the people in the area.
The Assembly Member for Kwabenya electoral area, Briant Adolthurs says the patching of roads in the district will resume next week as the assembly intends to fix all deplorable roads in the district.
The DCE for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa (AOB) Georgina Nkrumah Aboah has disclosed that the Assembly has so far collected 132,357.79 Ghana Cedis out of the total budgeted internal revenue of 320,495.
Ghana has finally achieved the enviable target of one million tonnes of cocoa production in the 2010/11 cocoa planting season.
The Amenfi East District Assembly has taken far-reaching measures to improve upon revenue collection to enable it to undertake various development projects outlined for the district.
The Northern Regional Police command has appealed to the higher authorities to beef up the number of police personnel in the area to ensure law and order.
Dr Ato Essuman, a Council of State member, has suggested to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to put in place capacity building training programmes for their assembly members.
Farmers in the country have been asked to avoid using workforce that does not commensurate with the physique and stature of children, on cocoa farms.
More relief items are expected for distribution to displaced victims of the tidal waves at Havedzi and Xorvi in the Keta Municipality in the Volta Region.
The government has pledged $500,000 as its contribution to the humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa, particularly Somalia.
Smooth and hustle free are the words of drivers and commuters plying the Teshie-Nungua beach road as the first part of the road being constructed into a dual carriage road is opened to traffic.
The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) is expected to announce an upward adjustment in utility (water and electricity) tariffs today.
The Omanhene of the Atebubu traditional area, Nana Owusw Acheaw Obrempon ll has promised to confer on President Mills the nkosowohene of the traditional area in their forth coming festival.
The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister Eric Opoku has boaned the over politicization of certain critical developmental issues in the country.
Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs, has urged parents to imbibe integrity in children from their early years.
President John Evans Attah Mills has appealed to disgruntled medical staff of the National Cardiothoracic Center at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, to exercise maximum restraint as government attends to their petition.
The Office of the Vice President has denied reports of a scuffle between Vice President John Dramani Mahama and the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Alban Bagbin, over the Ghana Housing Project, also referred to as STX housing project.
Terrescom Hopkin Company Limited (THOP J.V.) a road construction outfit is undertaking an expansion work on the landing site of the Volta Late to enhance the activities of commuters who ply both ends of the Volta Lake.
The Secretary for PURC Steven Adu has indicated that increases in utility tarrifs is to ensure stability in the supply of services.
The assembly member for Zongo Okai electoral area in the Kwahu North District of the Eastern Region Kate Mawusi has made a passionate appeal to the assembly to institute a by-law prohibiting all basic school girls in her area from roaming the streets at odd hours.
The Asawase District Police Command, arrested two female suspects for allegedly possessing substances believed to be Indian hemp.
Mr Richard Dela Dankey, Deputy Coordinating Director of Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District, has advised children to shun immoral acts that would lead them to trouble.
The Government is restructuring the Ghana School Feeding Programme and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to make them to operate more effectively.
The Coast of Ghana has come under attack by tidal waves destroying houses and properties in a number of coastal communities.
The North Tongu District is hoping to achieve 80% water coverage by the end of the year.
President John Evans Atta Mills has directed proper handing over of the administrative functions of the National Cardiothoracic Centre (NCC) by its out of favour director within a month from August 29, and expects normalcy to return at the Centre.
The government is set to release $50 million to the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) for retooling as part of its immediate strategies to recapitalise the refinery.
Media General Ghana Ltd (MGG), a wholly Ghanaian owned company, has taken-over the management of TV3 Network Limited.
The English Teachers Association of Ghana has made a passionate appeal to the government through the ministry of education to as a matter of urgency accord them the recognition and attention given to their colleagues teaching other subjects.
Government says it is keen on re-opening the one time viable Kumasi Shoe factory before the close of the year 2011.
The District Chief Executive for the Akyemansa District Assembly, Tom Budu has on behalf of the Assembly, donated assorted food items to the Moslem communities in the district towards the celebration of Ramadan.
Some 190 Health Promoters have attended a three-day capacity building training in Bolgatanga.
Six people including a woman lost their lives when a taxi they were travelling on from Cape Coast to Elmina was involved in an accident at CP on the Cape Coast/Takoradi highway.
Medical staff of the National Cardiothoracic Center (NCC) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has called off their strike action following a surprise visit to the hospital by President John Evans Attah Mills.
Government has sent a special congratulatory message to all Muslims across the country as they mark Eid al-Fitr.
The District Chief Executive for Atiwa, Emmanuel Atta Twum has called on Moslem youth to eschew violent behavior and live in harmony with others for a healthy society.
The assembly member for ForiFori electoral area in the Kwahu North District of the Eastern Region Hon. Suleimana Salifu has suggested the cultivation of cashew in his area alongside the ongoing a forestation project that takes time to yield any economic benefit.
President John Evans Attah Mills call on disgruntled striking medical staff at the National Cardiothoracic Center (NCC) to resume work has fallen on ‘deaf ears’ as the staff continue to turn away patients seeking medical attention.
The former Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Professor Anamuah Mensah, has stated that the time had come for all well-wishers and sympathisers to assist in reviving the local economy of Cape Coast to reduce poverty in the former colonial capital.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has urged muslims in the country to make the education of their children a priority since its the only sure way for a guaranteed future.
The Krachi-East District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Rapheal Ojumonko, says the assembly had embarked upon a massive infrastructural development projects as the ultimate means of opening up the area for the needed development, which is being done through a well structured strategy.
The executive committee of the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) has recommended that the area where the gas explosion took place a couple of weeks ago and claimed a number of lives, should be converted into a commercial lorry park to generate revenue for the Assembly.
The assembly member for Dim electoral area in the Kwahu North district of the eastern region Hon. Rebecca Agbanyor has called on the assembly to as a matter of urgency regulate the activities of the herdsmen and their cattle at Dim and its environs.
Surgeons at the Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital have called off their strike action called to protest the removal of the head of the centre, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, from office.
President J E A Mills has made a clarion call to the National Hajj Committee to ensure that this year’s pilgrimage is devoid of problems that have bedeviled the pilgrimage to the holy land in previous years.