SUNYANI:
15 MDCES appointed for Brong Ahafo Region
Thursday, August 01 2013

President Mahama has so far named fifteen (15) persons to head the Municipal and District Assemblies (MDCEs) in the Brong Ahafo Region in order to facilitate the government development agenda in that part of the country.

ADENTAN:
Frafrah residents accuse CSIR of misleading Inusah Fuseini
Thursday, August 01 2013

Property owners at Frafraha and its surrounding areas in Accra have taken on the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, for not getting abreast with facts and allowing the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to mislead him into taking a monumental decision.

TANO S:
DCE donates to Muslims
Thursday, August 01 2013

Mr Zakari Bukari Anaba, Tano South District Chief Executive and Ms Louisa Hannah Bisiw, Member of Parliament for the area, have presented assorted food items to the Muslim communities at Bechem for their Ramadan fast.

TALENSI:
DCE calls on youth to remain calm
Thursday, August 01 2013

District Chief Executive for Talensi District, Edward Awunuure has added his voice to the numerous calls for Ghanaian youth to remain calm while awaiting the verdict of the election petition case at the Supreme Court.

SOCIAL:
Parties to give oral submissions on August 7
Thursday, August 01 2013

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the parties in the Election Petition to give their oral submissions by way of clarification and necessary additions on August 7.

HO:
DCEs urged to desist from displaying power
Thursday, August 01 2013

Mr Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Volta Regional Minister, on Wednesday urged Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) to desist from displaying power and arrogance.

POLITICS:
Six MMDCEs relived of post in Volta Region
Thursday, August 01 2013

The axe has so far fallen on six Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives in the Volta Region as the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Akwasi Oppong Ofosu asked some 33 MMDCEs to vacate their post.

SOCIAL:
Desist from creating parallel registries, Ministers urged
Thursday, August 01 2013

Mr Felix Nyarko-Ampong, Acting Director of the Public Records and Achieves Administration Department (PRAAD) on Wednesday called on Heads of Government Departments and Agencies to desist from creating parallel registries besides the main registry.

TAKORADI:
Stakeholders meet on Tobacco Control measures
Thursday, August 01 2013

A Regulatory Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Miss Evado Avotri, has stated that the ban placed on smoking in public places is to protect the non-smoker from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

TAKORADI:
Youth tasked to be innovative
Thursday, August 01 2013

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

POLITICS:
Local Gov’t Ministry asked to speed up MMDCE nomination process
Thursday, August 01 2013

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development has been directed to speed up consultations with the National Selection Committee considering nominees for the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

KRACHI W:
DCE targets to improve teacher-pupil ratio
Thursday, August 01 2013

Issues of inadequate train teachers in schools especially in deprived communities in various districts across the country continue to pose great challenges to authorities especially at the districts.

EDUCATION:
400,000 More to benefit from School feeding
Thursday, August 01 2013

Four hundred thousand more pupils are to benefit from the Ghana School Feeding Programme, beginning the 2013/2014 academic year.

CYBER CRIME:
Ghana 2nd in Africa, 7th in World
Thursday, August 01 2013

Ghana is reported to be gaining a bad reputation for Cyber-crime, also known as “sakawa”.

POLITICS:
Prez Mahama renominates 16 MMDCEs
Thursday, August 01 2013

President John Dramani Mahama, in accordance with Article 243 of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20 of the Local Government Act, Act 462, 1993, has re-nominated the following 16 District Chief Executives.

CAPE COAST:
Group calls on Prez Mahama to reinstate MCE
Thursday, August 01 2013

Some members of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly calling themselves “CCMA assembly members caucus” have appealed to President John Dramani Mahama to re-consider his decision to remove Mr Anthony Egyir Aikins as the Mayor.

EAST AKIM:
Peter Asiri reappointed MCE
Thursday, August 01 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has in accordance with Article 243 of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20 of the Local Government Act, Act 462, 1993, re-nominated Peter Asiri, Chief Executive of East Akim Municipal Assembly for consideration by assembly members.

UPPER DENKYIRA E:
MCE kicked out, asked to handover
Thursday, August 01 2013

Mr. Peter Kofi Osei-Ashia The Upper Denkyira East Municipal Chief Executive has been asked to relief his post according to a new directive from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

SISSALA E:
Farmers in three localities get support from NGO
Thursday, August 01 2013

Some peasant and smallholder farmers of three Sissala East communities in the Upper West Region will soon enjoy meaningful support from Needy Farms, a non-governmental organization (NGO) set to offer assistance to keep and encourage poor farmers in business and boost the development of agric.

DORMAA:
USAID/Plan Ghana hand-over ICT centre to SDA school
Thursday, August 01 2013

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with Plan Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Tuesday handed-over an ICT centre to the Dormaa-Ahenkro Seventh Day Adventist Primary and Junior High School.

NKORANZA S:
More schools receive mosquito nets
Thursday, August 01 2013

The Nkoranza South Municipal School Health Education Programme (SHEP) of the Ghana Education Service has received 6,000 Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets for distribution to pupils in basic schools.

AGONA E:
NCCE tells Ghanaians to embrace peace after verdict
Thursday, August 01 2013

An official of National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has cautioned Ghanaians, especially the youth, not to engage in acts that could disturb the peace when the Supreme Court gives its verdict on the Election Petition.

AMA:
Prez Mahama, AMA Boss visit Theodosia Okoh to apologise
Thursday, August 01 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has personally visited the residence of Mrs Theodosia Okoh to render an apology to the 91-year old for the move by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to rename the national hockey stadium in memory of late President Mills.

SAVELUGU/NANTON:
NRGP introduces butternut to farmers at Tamaligu
Thursday, August 01 2013

Farmers in Tamaligu, a community in the Savelugu-Nanton District of the Northern Region have expressed joy over the introduction of butternut squash, an export commodity, to the village.

SOCIAL:
GYEEDA now under Ministry of Employment
Friday, August 02 2013

Nii Armah Ashietey, Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, has welcomed government’s decision to transfer Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) to his Ministry.

ADENTAN:
Aviation road undergo repairs
Friday, August 02 2013

The Adenta Aviation road is undergoing serious maintenance exercise with the sealing of potholes and other dangerous problems on the road which could cause preventable accidents.

KUMAWU:
Assembly elects PM
Friday, August 02 2013

The Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly has elected Mr Samuel Addai Agyekum as its Presiding Member after an emergency meeting held at Kumawu.

ECONOMICS:
Ghana loses $4.9 billion in extractive industry
Friday, August 02 2013

Ghana loses $4.9 billion in extractive industry Ghana lost a whopping $4.9 billion through illicit financial flows from 1970 to 2008 in the extractive sector.

HO:
Don’t be selective-Afotey Agbo advises MMDCEs
Friday, August 02 2013

The Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chiefs Executives (MMDCEs), to desist from giving preferential treatment to some traditional rulers over others.

NKWANTA N:
Irate NDC youth burn five party vehicles; vandalise party
Friday, August 02 2013

Irate young supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress have gone on the rampage in the Nkwanta North District of the Volta region and burnt five of the party’s vehicles.

C TONGU:
Alhaji Dzinadu asked to hand over
Friday, August 02 2013

Alhaji Bubey Dzinadu, District Chief Executive for the Central Tongu District in the Volta Region has been relieved of his post.

KWAHU W:
Schools urged to provide quality education
Friday, August 02 2013

Professor Omane Antwi, Vice Rector of the Pentecost University College, has called on teachers to adopt child-friendly teaching approaches to ensure good performances and learning in schools.

DORMAA E:
Re-nominated DCE rejected by Assemblymembers
Friday, August 02 2013

The renominated  District Chief Executive (DCE) for Dormaa East, Mr I. K. Kyeremeh, has been rejected for the second time by members of the assembly at a  meeting held at Wamfie, the district capital, in the Brong Ahafo Region.

SEFWI A:<>Assembly endorses DCE
Friday, August 02 2013

The Akontombra District Assembly has endorsed Mr Peter Nkuah’s as District Chief Executive for the area.

KMA:
Parents told to make education of children a priority
Friday, August 02 2013

Kumasi Metropolitan Director of Education, Mrs E. Naana Abudu, has appealed to parents to make the necessary sacrifices to provide their children with education.

ATIWA:
DCE grateful to assembly members for his confirmation
Friday, August 02 2013

Chief Executive of the Atiwa District in the Eastern Region, Mr. Emmanuel Atta Twum is grateful to assembly members of he district for reposing confidence in him following his confirmation to serve the district in that capacity for the second time.

SOCIAL:
Ghana addressing bias against persons with disability - Dep Minister
Friday, August 02 2013

A Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (GCSP), Mrs Benita Okity-Duah, has said that Ghana is taking steps to address issues of discrimination against the disabled in society.

N GONJA:
MP vows to help improve wellbeing of constituents
Friday, August 02 2013

Hon. Baani Abudu Nelson, Member of Parliament for Daboya/Mankarigu constituency says within his four year mandate as an MP he would concern himself with improving the welfare of his people through the provision of infrastructural projects that would help benefit all in the area.

CRIME:<>Manager bolts with GH¢212,000 cocoa cash
Friday, August 02 2013

A magistrate court at Bibiani in the Western Region has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a district manager of a cocoa purchasing company for absconding with GH¢212,000 meant for the purchase of cocoa beans.

TMA:
New Mortuary project in Tema abandoned
Friday, August 02 2013

A newly constructed mortuary in the Tema Metropolitan Assembly has virtually been abandoned leaving it at the mercy of the weather.

SOCIAL:
PTPDM policy introduced to provide developing standards for teacher
Friday, August 02 2013

The Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has launched the Pre-Tertiary Teacher Professional Development and Management (PTPDM) policy in Ghana.

EDUCATION:<>Gov’t releases GH¢3m to buy furniture for tertiary institutions
Friday, August 02 2013

Government has released a total GH¢3 million for the purchase of additional furniture for public tertiary institutions to enable them increase their intake for this semester.

 

EDUCATION:
Government up to the task- President
Saturday, August 03 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday appealed to members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) to return to work while their leadership negotiates with government.

SOCIAL:
Be firm, fair and resolute - Council of State tells Mahama
Saturday, August 03 2013

The Council of State is asking President John Mahama to be bold and resolute in dealing with the serious issues confronting the country.

STMA:
Minister condemns agitations against President’s nominees
Sunday, August 04 2013

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, on Friday expressed dismay over recent agitations that characterized some   nominations for the position of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive (MMCE) by the President.

HEALTH:
Former KATH CEO bags 60,000 in damages for wrongful dismissal in 2009
Saturday, August 03 2013

Former CEO of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare has been awarded GHC 60,000.00 in damages for his wrongful dismissal in 2009.

KEEA:
Needy people in C/R gets free NHIS registration
Sunday, August 04 2013

Some 150,000 financially poor people in the Central Region have been registered with the National Health Insurance Policy free of charge by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

HO:
Asogli State to launch Anniversary and Yam Festival
Sunday, August 04 2013

The Chiefs and people of Asogli State in the Ho Municipality will launch the tenth anniversary celebrations of the enthronement of Agbogbomefia, Togbe Afede XIV and their 2013 Annual Yam Festival in Accra on Monday, August 5, 2013.

GA S:
Assembly meets land owners to regularise land acquisitions
Sunday, August 04 2013

The Ga South Municipal Assembly has taken steps to regularise land acquisitions and prevent eviction of unsuspecting residents from their homes by estate developers.

GA E:
Abokobi Rural bank holds general meeting
Monday, August 05 2013

The ARB Apex Bank will soon introduce an ICT security policy to help rural and community banks (RCBs) reduce risks associated with the implementation of ICT products.

SOCIAL:
Maintain dignity of chieftaincy institution - Veep
Monday, August 05 2013

Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur over the weekend said the dignity of the chieftaincy institution depends largely on the chiefs themselves.

EDUCATION:
GES to investigate exams malpractice
Monday, August 05 2013

The Ghana Education Service (GES) says full scale investigations has been launched in collaboration with the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) on the alleged examination malpractice which occurred at the J.T cluster of schools.

MION:
DCE calls for peaceful co-existence ahead of Supreme Court verdict
Monday, August 05 2013

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Mion in the northern region, Dan W. Makandan has called on all political parties and other stakeholders in the area to accept the verdict expected to be delivered by the panel of Judges hearing the Presidential Election Petition.

AGOTIME Z:
Ziope ‘cries’ for tomato factory
Monday, August 05 2013

Torgbui Binah Lawluvi VI, Paramount Chief of Ziope Traditional Area, has appealed to government to make good its promise of establishing tomato factory at Ziope.

SOCIAL:
Experts discuss ECOWAS rail project
Monday, August 05 2013

Rail infrastructural development experts from West African countries met on Friday in Accra to discuss modalities to implement the West Coast Speed-Rail Project aimed at addressing transportation deficiencies.

NKWANTA N:
Police hunt for core individuals in Nkwanta North agitators
Monday, August 05 2013

The Volta Regional Police Command is still searching for more perpetrators of last week’s violent agitations in Nkwanta North which was in protest against the President’s nomination of Paul Levin Gyato as DCE for the area.

SEKYERE K:
Assembly elects new PM
Monday, August 05 2013

The Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly has elected Mr Samuel Addai Agyekum as its Presiding Member after an emergency meeting held at Kumawu.

KWAHU W:
Traffic lights to be operational by end of August
Monday, August 05 2013

The Kwahu West Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region will have its first traffic lights operational hopefully by the end of this month, Municipal Chief Executive, Alex Somuah Obeng has stated.

SOCIAL:
Government to roll out mechanism to audit engineering-Dr. Omane Boamah
Monday, August 05 2013

Dr Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications, on Friday reiterated government’s commitment to supporting local engineers to play active roles in many sectors of the economy.

AMA:
FDA orders butchers to halt operations
Monday, August 05 2013

Butchers at the “Articulator” area behind the Vodafone Head Office at Avenor in Accra have been ordered to halt their operations.

ADENTAN:
MCE re-nominated amidst fierce protest by residents
Monday, August 05 2013

Residents in Adentan have fiercely protested against the re-nomination of Miss Nubyl Kakra Van-Lare as the Municipal Chief Executive for the area, and have vowed to do everything possible to have her step down.

NKWANTA N:
We are not conniving with anyone – Police
Monday, August 05 2013

The Volta Regional Police Command has denied allegations that it is being used to intimidate the youth and National Democratic Congress (NDC) executives of Nkwanta North constituency.

AGONA E:
MP decries poor education standards
Monday, August 05 2013

Mr Charles Obeng-Inkoom, Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West, has appealed to the stakeholders in education in the Municipality to help improve education standards in the area.

BUSINESS:
Tullow Oil Holds Workshop On Spillage
Monday, August 05 2013

Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL), a major oil company operating in the Jubilee Oilfield, has held a day’s workshop on oil spillage management for some coastal communities in the Jomoro District.

STMA:
Prez Mahama donates to W/R Muslims ahead of Eid
Monday, August 05 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has donated some items to the Muslim community in the Western Region ahead of this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr.

LEKMA:
MCE Daniel Amartey re-assigned
Monday, August 05 2013

The Municipal Chief Executive for Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly, (LEKMA) of Accra, Daniel Amartey Mensah has been removed from office.

SOCIAL:
Police administration committed to paradigm shift in law enforcement-IGP
Monday, August 05 2013

Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, Inspector General of Police (IGP),says the Ghana Police Service has the responsibility to consolidate the tenets of democratic governance and ensure the rule of law and safety of all persons and property.

SOCIAL:
Publication of new tariffs limited following lawsuit-PURC
Monday, August 05 2013

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) says although it has completed consultations with stakeholders regarding proposals for tariff increases; it cannot go ahead to approve new tariffs.

ASUNAFO N:
Cocoa farmers appeal for protection
Monday, August 05 2013

Opanin Kofi Adama, a cocoa farmer at Kofi Krakyekrom near Kasapin in the Asunafo North Municipality, has appealed to the government for protection against armed robbers.

AMA:
2013 Homowo launched
Monday, August 05 2013

The Chiefs and elders of the Ga-Adangbe communities have been called upon to use this year’s Homowo festival to promote unity and peace among themselves.

POLITICS:
DCEs must be elected, President admits but...
Tuesday, August 06 2013

President John Mahama has backed calls for the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) but cautions that must be done gradually.

ECONOMICS:
Another FPSO in the offing
Tuesday, August 06 2013

A second floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit is in the offing for Ghana’s oil and gas industry.

HO:
Mahama opens SSSS forum in Ho today
Tuesday, August 06 2013

President John Mahama will today open a two-day forum on the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Policy in the Volta regional capital, Ho.

GA W:
Prez Mahama inspects Awoshie-Pokuase Highway
Tuesday, August 06 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has assured that more roads will be constructed in the country in order to aid movement of persons and businesses.

SOCIAL:
Ministry declares August 8 a public holiday
Tuesday, August 06 2013

The Ministry of Interior has declared Thursday August 8, 2013 as a statutory Public Holiday.

KRACHI E:
Staff commends DCE for his re-nomination
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Staff of the Krachi East District Assembly has commended Chief Executive of the district, Raphael K. Ogyemoko on his re-nomination for consideration by assembly members to serve a second term.

POLITICS:
NDC youth petition President on DCE’s nomination
Tuesday, August 06 2013

A section of the youth in the Mpohor District of the Western Region, has petitioned President John Mahama not to renew the term of office of the current District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.

KETA:
Gov’t pays LEAP arears for last year
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Government has paid beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) in the Keta Municipality areas it owed them last year.

POLITICS:
BIA blames controversy over MMDCES on personal interests
Tuesday, August 06 2013

The Bureau for Internal Affairs (BIA), an anti-corruption organisation, has attributed the agitations surrounding the nomination of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to the inherent corruption in the assemblies.

SOCIAL:
3,077 fires outbreaks kill 57 in 1st half of year
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Fifty-seven people lost their lives in 3,077 fire incidents recorded across the country between January and June, this year. The figure represents an average of four deaths and 522 fires monthly with financial loss amounting to GH¢2.83 million monthly.

SOCIAL:
PURC to announce increase in utility tariffs
Tuesday, August 06 2013

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) will soon announce an upward adjustment in utility tariffs.

SOCIAL:
NSS week celebration launched in Western Region
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Mr Ebenezer Teye Addo, Western Regional Minister, has advised the youth not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to foment trouble as the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s verdict on the election petition.

SOCIAL:
Thursday declared Public Holiday
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Government through the Ministry of Interior has declared Thursday August 8, 2013 as a statutory Public Holiday.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t to build second National Theatre
Tuesday, August 06 2013

President John Dramani Mahama, on Monday announced that government had secured funding from the Turkish Export and Import (EXIM) Bank, to construct a second National Theatre in Kumasi.

N GONJA:
MP unveils plans to assist rehabilitate Mankarigu health facility
Tuesday, August 06 2013

In order to shore up quality healthcare delivery to be able to boost the health system across-board, the Member of Parliament for Daboya/Mankarigu constituency, Hon. Baani Abudu Nelson has indicated his preparedness to support give a facelift to Mankarigu health centre.

PRESIDENCY:
Veep returns home from Iran
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur returned home on Monday after attending the inauguration of Dr Hassan Rouhani in Tehran as the President of Iran.

AKYEMANSA:
Tom Budu inches to second term
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Chief Executive of the Akyemansah District in the Eastern Region, Tom Budu has moved a step closer to securing a second term in office following his reappointment by the president for consideration.

W GONJA:
President’s nominee secures unanimous confirmation by assembly members
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Assembly members at the West Gonja District Assembly on Monday voted unanimously to confirm the President’s nominee, Mr Ali Bakari Kassim as District Chief Executive.

KWAEBIBIREM:
Farmers abandoning cocoa production
Tuesday, August 06 2013

A review of agricultural production in the Kwaebibirem District has shown significant increase in production levels of citrus and oil palm as against cocoa production which used to be the highest in the area.

SUNYANI:
Assembly members unhappy over tomato factory sale
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Some members of the Techiman Municipal Assembly on Tuesday expressed unhappiness over the privatisation of the Techiman Tomato factory.

KPANDO:
Vakpo SHTS gets Old Students Association
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Mr Andy Seke, Kpando Municipal Director of Education has called on old students’ associations to operate within the rules and regulations of Ghana Education Service, in their quest to help develop their alma mater.

AMA:
Residents at Mudor undertake cleanup exercise
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Residents of Mudor Electoral Area in the Ashiedu Keteke Sub-Metro in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, at the weekend turned up in their numbers to participate in a cleanup exercise in the community.

AFIGYA KWABRE:
Aduman SHS requests for more infrastructure
Tuesday, August 06 2013

The Aduman Senior High School (SHS) in the Afigya-Kwabre District has observed its 2nd Speech and Prize-Giving Day celebration with a call on the government and stakeholders for infrastructural development to address the major challenges of the school.

POLITICS:
Scrapping SSSS is not an option – Mahama
Tuesday, August 06 2013

President John Mahama has stressed that his government will at no point in time, cancel the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).

SOCIAL:
Northern SHSs may close down due to unpaid feeding grants-CHASS
Tuesday, August 06 2013

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has warned Senior High Schools (SHS) in the three northern regions would be closed down if government does not release their feeding grants by Friday.

TANO N:
MP donates to Muslims
Tuesday, August 06 2013

As part of efforts to make this year’s Eidl-Fitr enjoyable, the Member of Parliament for the Tano North, Hon. Freda Prempeh has donated food items and other essential materials to the Muslim community in her constituency.

POLITICS:
MMDAs Get Only 40 Per Cent Common Fund - Report
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Findings by Send Ghana, a non-governmental organisation advocating judicious use of resources, has revealed that only 40 per cent of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) gets to the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

SECURITY:
GNFS to shut down companies Without fire fighting facilities
Tuesday, August 06 2013

If there is one plague that ruins properties and bring sorrow into our homes, then it is the incessant fire outbreaks that continues to take us by surprise.

SOCIAL:<>Gov’t pays GH¢31.7 million compensation to land owners
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Six hundred property owners who were affected by two major road projects by the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) are to receive GH¢32 million, officials of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) have disclosed.

LAWRA:
Gold Fields Ghana rescues Bagri Junction Basic Schools
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Mr. Alfred Baku, Vice President, Operations, Gold Fields Ghana has commissioned a 6 classroom unit block for Bagri Junction D/A School project in Lawra, Upper West region Wednesday. The project costs over GH¢260,000.00.

NINGO P:
Ningo youth on war path over District capital
Tuesday, August 06 2013

Some youth Ningo Prampram District in the Greater Accra Region have threatened to cause mayhem if their friends arrested on Sunday for engaging in violent protests there, are not released.

AGRIC:
MOFA in a 20-million-dollar farm project
Tuesday, August 06 2013

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), in collaboration with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), is developing a 35,000-hectare irrigated farm project at Babator in the Bole-Bamboi District of the Northern Region.

SOCIAL:
14 new High Court judges sworn-in
Tuesday, August 06 2013

At an induction ceremony, they were charged to uphold the highest standards bearing in mind the role the Judiciary plays in strengthening democracy.

SOCIAL:
Counsel for petitioners/respondents to deliver oral addresses today
Wednesday, August 07 2013

Counsel for the petitioners and respondents are poised to deliver their oral addresses to the supreme court today, Wednesday August 7, 2013.

ADENTAN:
MP supports Moslems
Wednesday, August 07 2013

Member of Parliament for Adenta, Emmanuel Ashie Moore, has donated food items to Moslem communities in Ashaley Botwe which is within in the Adentan Municipality as they prepare to wind up their month long fasting.

BUNKPURUGU Y:
Mechanized borehole soon for Nyankpanduri
Wednesday, August 07 2013

Residents of Nyankpanduri in the Bunkpurugu district will shortly obtain a standard water facility that will provide the whole township and beyond with potable water, following an intervention by the Member of Parliament for the area, Boar Namlit Solomon to construct mechanized borehole for the town.

ECONOMICS:
Publish the taxes we pay – Civil Society
Wednesday, August 07 2013

Mr Abdallah Ali-Nakyea, a legal tax consultant, on Tuesday urged the government to publish what Ghanaians pay as taxes to ensure that more people comply with their tax obligations.

KWAHU W:
Alex Somuah reappointed
Wednesday, August 07 2013

Mr. Alex Obeng Somuah, Municipal Chief Executive for Kwahu West is the third incumbent Chief Executive to have been reappointed by the president for consideration in the Kwahu area.

KETU N:
Claver Lawson re-nominated
Wednesday, August 07 2013

President John Dramani Mahama, has  in accordance with Article 243 of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20 of the Local Government Act, Act 462, 1993, re-nominated, Claver Kofi Lawson, incumbent District Chief Executive for the Ketu North District the Volta Region for consideration  to serve a second term.

NKWANTA N:
NDC Nkwanta North executives support Gyato
Wednesday, August 07 2013

The Nkwanta North Constituency Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have lent their support for the re-nomination of Mr Paul Levin Gyato as the District Chief Executive.

W AMENFI E:
Water sources polluted by galamsey activities-district cries
Wednesday, August 07 2013

The queen-mother of Wassa Dawurampong in the Wassa Amenfi East District of the Western Region, Nana Akua Ampomaa II, has appealed to government to as a matter of urgency, construct bore-holes in the area to serve as alternative water sources for the people.

JAMAN N:
Hajia Amina grateful to Prez for her re-nomination
Wednesday, August 07 2013

District Chief Executive for the Jaman North District Assembly, Hajia Amina Amadu has expressed gratitude to President Mahama for re-nominating her for the second term to serve as the people of Jaman as DCE.

POLITICS:
Truth is on my side, I did nothing wrong - Prez Mahama
Wednesday, August 07 2013

President John Mahama has stated, he did nothing wrong by emerging winner of the 2012 presidential election as declared by the Electoral Commission.

ELECTION PETITION:
Supreme court fix 29th August as judgment day
Wednesday, August 07 2013

The Supreme Court has fixed August 29, 2013 as judgment day for the election petition which has been pending since December 2012.

DANGME E:
Tigo supports Ada Asafotufiam festival
Wednesday, August 07 2013

Mobile operator Tigo over the weekend made some donations to the Ada Traditional Council in support of this years’ Ada Asafotufiam festival.

SOCIAL:
LESDEP presents 200 air compressors to Association
Wednesday, August 07 2013

Mr Baba Jamal, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development,  on Tuesday presented 200 tyre changing and air compression equipment to the Ghana National Association of Garages for distribution to its members.

TRANSPORTATION:
Road accident deaths decreases
Wednesday, August 07 2013

Statistics released by the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) on road traffic crashes indicates that 492 deaths were recorded from April and June with 3,333 injuries.

ECONOMICS:
Gov’t and Labour affirm commitment to SSPP
Wednesday, August 07 2013

The government and organised labour on Tuesday agreed that there could be no viable alternative to the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).

BUSINESS:
Cocoa Merchants to increase support for farmers
Wednesday, August 07 2013

Cocoa Merchants Ghana Limited, a licensed buying company (LBC), has positioned itself better to intensify its support package to farmers to enable them to boost production, following its admission as a member of the World Cocoa Foundation this year, the Managing Director of the company, Nana Amo Adade Boamah, has said.

AMA:
Energy Ministry to fix Accra’s malfunctioning streetlights
Wednesday, August 07 2013

The Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has disclosed it has set up a team to execute the Accra street light fitting project intended to fix all malfunctioning street lights in the capital.

SOCIAL:
Audit Service staff facilitated on e-Government initiatives
Wednesday, August 07 2013

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) on Tuesday organised a workshop for staff of the Ghana Audit Service in Accra to upgrade their knowledge on the operations of the e-Government initiatives under the e-Ghana project.

KUMAWU:
Kumawu district assembly makes significant strides in development
Wednesday, August 07 2013

The Kumawu District Assembly within the relatively short period of its creation is making strides to bring development to the people.

KINTAMPO:
College of Health wins international award
Thursday, August 08 2013

The College of Health and Well-Being-Kintampo (CoHK) has received the International Star for Leadership in Quality (ISLQ) award in the gold category for 2013.

SUNYANI:
Include private schools in laptop project-Educationist
Thursday, August 08 2013

Mrs Comfort Gyamfi, Proprietor of Little Angels Early Childhood Development Centre in Sunyani, on Tuesday appealed to the Ministry of Education to extend the “one child one laptop” project to private basic schools.

SOCIAL:
Muslims mark Eid-ul-Fitr amidst calls for peaceful celebrations
Thursday, August 08 2013

Muslims across the country are today celebrating the annual Eid-ul-Fitr festival after a month of fasting and prayers.

AMA:
Commuters in Accra to enjoy stress-free transport services
Thursday, August 08 2013

The Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije has stated that by July next year commuters would enjoy an improved and stress free commercial transport system in the city.

ASANTE A S:
Assembly supports Muslims
Thursday, August 08 2013

The Asante-Akim South District Assembly has made available food items valued at GH¢5,571.00 for distribution to Muslims in the area as they bring the Ramadan to an end.

SOCIAL:
National Pilgrimages Board to run Hajj - Prez
Thursday, August 08 2013

President John Mahama says he is hopeful that next year’s Hajj will be performed under the National Pilgrimages Board which is expected to be established soon.

ATIWA:
Assembly supports Muslims on Eid-ul-fitr
Thursday, August 08 2013

As Muslims celebrate their Eid-ul-Fitr, an important period on their calendar, the Atiwa District Assembly donated assorted food items to various Muslim communities in support of the festival.

FANTEAKWA:
Abass Fuseini Sbaabe stays on as DCE
Thursday, August 08 2013

Abass Fuseini Sbaabe, is one of the fortunate District Chief Executives to have been retained by the president after serving their first term of four years from 2009 to date.

NANUMBA S:
Nanumba–South confirms DCE
Thursday, August 08 2013

Alhaji Amidu Seidu, the President’s nominee was on Tuesday confirmed as the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Nanumba South District Assembly in the Northern Region.  

NANUMBA S:
Nanumba–South confirms DCE
Thursday, August 08 2013

Alhaji Amidu Seidu, the President’s nominee was on Tuesday confirmed as the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Nanumba South District Assembly in the Northern Region.   

ATIWA:
Drivers say they want scholarships for their children
Thursday, August 08 2013

Mr Yaw Appau, Executive Member of the Progressive Transport Association (PROTOA) and representative of drivers in the Atiwa District, has appealed to the government to extend scholarships to their children.

HOHOE:
Moslems urged to denounce violence
Thursday, August 08 2013

Ahaji Tahiru Mohammed, the Chief Imam of Hohoe, has appealed to Muslims to denounce violence in all aspects and continue to uphold the teachings of the Holy Koran as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.   

TRANSPORTATION:
TUC urges gov’t not to hand over Tema Shipyard to Tullow Oil
Thursday, August 08 2013

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has said it is still counting on the good judgment of the government to reverse any decision to handover the Tema Shipyard to oil exploration company, Tullow Oil.

BUSSINES:
Trade Ministry justifies moves to lift ban on scrap exports
Thursday, August 08 2013


The Trade Ministry has justified its moves to allow for the export of ferrous scrap after an earlier ban. 


POLITICS:
President leaves for Equatorial Guinea
Friday, August 09 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has departed Accra to attend a meeting of Heads of State of countries along the Gulf of Guinea in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

BUSINESS:
Govt pledges to support foreign investors
Friday, August 09 2013

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry, said government would support foreigners who would invest in Ghana to boost the economy and create jobs for the people.

SUNYANI:
Govt would not shield party members-Aidoo
Friday, August 09 2013

Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has said the government would not shield any member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who tries to create confusion in the party.

KWAHU W:
Peace forum held at Nkawkaw
Friday, August 09 2013

The Kwahu West Inter-Party Dialogue Committee (IPSC) has organized a peace forum to prepare the minds of the citizenry towards maintaining peace after the Supreme Court ruling on the 2012 Election Petition.

NSAWAM:
“Nsawam Senior High needs urgent relocation”-PTA
Friday, August 09 2013

The Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) of the Nsawam Senior High School (SHS) has called for the urgent relocation of the school.

SOCIAL:
Youth urged to abstain from premarital sex
Friday, August 09 2013

The third annual youth conference and talent EXPO 2013 on Thursday opened in Accra with a call on the youth to strictly abstain from premarital sex and concentrate on bettering their future.

AFRAM PLAINS S:
Ibrahim Issaka to serve a second term
Friday, August 09 2013

The Chief Executive of the Afram Plains South District in the Eastern Region, Ibrahim Issaka has the opportunity to serve a second term when confirmed by assembly members at the district.

EDUCATION:
Students’ Leaders urge to ensure peace
Friday, August 09 2013

Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a Deputy Minister of Education, has urged leaders of students’ unions to ensure peace on their campuses during and after the Supreme Court verdict on the Election 2012 petition.

SOCIAL:
Political tolerance is key for democracy-NCCE
Friday, August 09 2013

Mr Pontius Pilate Apaabey Baba, Upper East Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has noted that political tolerance is key to deepen the country’s democracy.

SOCIAL:
GJA bares teeth at fake Journalists
Friday, August 09 2013

The leadership of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) has warned those who pose as journalists to desist from their activities as anyone caught in any such act will be prosecuted.

SOCIAL:
Don’t celebrate election petition verdict - Catholic Bishops
Friday, August 09 2013



The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) has appealed to Ghanaians to refrain from provocative actions and utterances that have the tendency to breed conflict.

ATIWA:
Minister commissions Anyinam Taxi Rank
Friday, August 09 2013

Eastern Regional Minister, Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso has commissioned a new taxi rank at Anyinam.

BUSINESS:
Ghana seeks more concessionary loans for projects
Friday, August 09 2013

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has said the government is seeking more concessionary loans to finance some key projects in the country.

E MAMPRUSI:
Nayiri commends President for retaining DCE
Friday, August 09 2013

Nayiri Naabohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, Overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, has commended President John Dramani Mahama for re-nominating Mr Adam Imoro as East Mamprusi District Chief Executive (DCE).

HOHOE:
Mahama sells peace to Alavanyo-Nkonya
Friday, August 09 2013

President John Mahama has challenged the twin towns of Nkonya and Alavanyo to put behind them decades of violence and fighting and embrace peace.

SOCIAL:
Pilgrimage board to be established
Friday, August 09 2013

Government is to establish a national pilgrimage board to coordinate the activities of pilgrims of various faiths in the country.

AGRICULTURE:
Fisher folks accuse Premix Committee of corruption
Friday, August 09 2013

The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Nayon Bilijo, says his outfit will soon investigate corruption allegations against the National Premix Committee.

SECURITY:
We are ready for you - Security Agencies warn troublemakers
Friday, August 09 2013

Commanders of the various security agencies, including the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, Fire Service, Immigration Services, have warned the general public, particularly elements hatching plans to destabilise the peace of the country.

N GONJA:
MP builds classroom block at Busa
Friday, August 09 2013

Hon. Baani Abudu Nelson, Member of Parliament for Daboya/Mankarigu constituency in conjunction with the Ghana Education Trust Fund(GETfund) is bracing up to construct more school structure in the educational system of the North Gonja district.

EDUCATION:
WAEC withholds results of over 2,769 candidates
Saturday, August 10 2013

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) says it has withheld the results of over 2,769 candidates who sat for the May-June examination held across the country this year.

POLITICS:
President Mahama in Gulf of Guinea talks
Saturday, August 10 2013

President John Dramani Mahama, who is visiting Equitorial Guinea,  would make a strong case on the threats and crime wave in the Gulf of Guinea and help in drawing strategies to combat maritime crime during his stay in Malabo.

SECURITY:
Veep urges Senior Officers to support integration
Saturday, August 10 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Friday reminded graduates of the nation’s security training institutions to work hard to support efforts at achieving co-operation and regional integration.

SOCIAL:
Persons with Disabilities demand reconstitution of Council
Saturday, August 10 2013

The Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD), has urged government to expedite action on the reconstitution of the National Council on Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD), to offer policy guidelines for effective implementation of programmes.

AMA:
LESDEP presents equipment to GNAG
Sunday, August 11 2013

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has directed the management of the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) to speed up the distribution of business set-up support facilities to prospective beneficiaries of the Programme.

W GONJA:
Project to enhance healthcare begins in north
Sunday, August 11 2013

A project to encourage residents of five districts in the Northern Region to patronise the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and annual sessions of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) has taken off.

TANO N:
4 students at Serwaa Kesse obtain scholarship
Sunday, August 11 2013

Four first year students at the Serwaa Kesse Senior High School at Duayaw-Nkwanta in Tano North District of Brong-Ahafo Region, have obtained scholarships to further their education to the tertiary level.

ASUNAFO N:
Assembly committed to addressing educational challenges
Sunday, August 11 2013

Alhaji Mohammed Kwaku Doku, Asunafo North Municipal Chief Executive, has pledged the assembly’s commitment to address challenges  facing education in the Municipality.

SOCIAL:
More households to benefit from LEAP
Sunday, August 11 2013

Nana Oye LithurNana Oye Lithur, the Minister of Children, Gender and Social Protection, says the government plans to increase to 150, 000, households benefiting from the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme by July 2014.

AMA:
Assembly reacts to unhygienic conditions at abattoirs
Sunday, August 11 2013

The Metro Public Health Department of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly as part of measures to safeguard health of Ghanaians have begun uannounced visits to abbattoirs in the area.

SOCIAL:
Mobile phone prices go up following import tax
Sunday, August 11 2013

Prices of some mobile phones have seen increases due to the 20% tariff imposed on imported mobile phones and accessories.

INTERNATIONAL:
Ghana applies to join Gulf of Guinea Commission
Sunday, August 11 2013

Ghana has made a formal application to join the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) as a full member state. President John Dramani Mahama put in the application in a meeting of Heads of States of the Gulf of Guinea Commission in Malabo, Equitorial Guinea.

SOCIAL:
2 dead after 7 illegal miners dive into Pra river to escape arrest
Sunday, August 11 2013

Two galamsey operators have been confirmed dead after seven illegal miners dived into the Pra river to escape arrest.

SOCIAL:
Two arrested for fishing with lights
Sunday, August 11 2013

Two fishermen have been apprehended by the Marine Police Unit for engaging in illegal fishing practices.

SOCIAL:
Don’t just talk about decentralisation, make it happen - Committee
Monday, August 12 2013

The Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee on Decentralization, has appealed to President John Mahama to draw a clear timeline as to when his government intends to implement the policy that will see MMDCEs elected.

TRANSPORT:
Metro Mass to increase its revenue by 15%
Monday, August 12 2013

Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMT) is to increase its revenue by 15 per cent by the end of the year.

SECURITY:
Security intensified in Berekum following threats of attack on radio station
Monday, August 12 2013

The Police in Berekum in the Bono Ahafo region say they are intensifying patrols in the area to ensure adequate security at radio stations there.

TECHIMAN:
Water coverage increases in B/A
Monday, August 12 2013

Rural and small towns water coverage has increased from 16.08 per cent in 1995 to 60.31 per cent, as at June this year in the Brong- Ahafo Region.

TWIFO:
DCE wants all police personnel transferred from his municipality
Monday, August 12 2013

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Twifu Atti Mokwaa in the Central region has accused the police in the area of being involved in illegal mining activities, also known as galamsey.

N JUABEN:
PRNCOF proposes 40 per cent admission quota
Monday, August 12 2013

Principals of Colleges of Education (PRINCOF), have proposed 40 per cent admission quota for the 2013/2014 academic year in view of the limited facilities available.

SOCIAL:
Market Fires: Victims to be paid from today – Lithur
Monday, August 12 2013

Victims of recent fire disasters that hit markets in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions will receive their compensations from Monday, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoCSP) has said.

KWAHU E:
Assembly decides fate of DCE nominee today
Monday, August 12 2013

Assembly members in the Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region will once again attempt to endorse the President’s nominee for District Chief Executive, Mr. Samuel Asamoah, today and 12 August, 2013.

TWIFO-A M:
IGP orders ‘immediate’ investigations into death of 2 illegal miners
Monday, August 12 2013

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan has ordered investigations into the death of two illegal small scale miners, who drowned in the Pra River following a swoop by a local task force in Twifo Praso in the Central Region last week.

AMA:
Gov’t must support traditional priests - Numo Blafo III
Monday, August 12 2013

Secretary to the Ga State Council of Wulomei in Accra, Numo Blafo III, is asking government to consider the creation of a fund to cater for the welfare of traditional priests.

TRANSPORTATION:
DVLA not to blame for rickety vehicles on roads - DVLA Boss
Monday, August 12 2013

The Executive Director of the Driver’s Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), Rudolf Berkley has said the Authority cannot be blamed for the increase in the number of worn vehicles with roadworthy certificates on the nation’s roads.

U W AKIM:
10 boreholes complete to provide clean water
Monday, August 12 2013

Clean water will soon be made available to a number of communities in the Upper West Akim Constituency following completion of work on ten boreholes.

AFADJATO:
LESEC lags in infrastructure
Monday, August 12 2013

The Leklebi Senior High School (LESEC) is a typical rural school located in a remote environment in the Afadzato-South District in the Volta Region.

SOCIAL:
National Service boss advocates public-private partnership
Monday, August 12 2013

Acting National Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Alhaji Imoro, has lauded the contribution of the private sector in advancing the cause of the scheme.

EDUCATION:
Colleges of Education are subsets of Tertiary education systems-NCTE
Monday, August 12 2013

The National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) has stated that the colleges of education are neither universities nor polytechnics but a subset of the tertiary education systems.

AWUTU SENYA E:
Kasoa-Obom residents up in arms over Assembly’s planned demolition exercise
Monday, August 12 2013

Residents of New Obom, near Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region, have threatened to march to Accra to protest the Assembly’s planned mass demolition exercise in the area.

ENERGY:
Utility Tariff Increase: No Consensus Yet
Monday, August 12 2013

The announcement by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) that consensus had been reached for tariff increases has been rebuffed by some major stakeholders.

ECONOMICS:
We chose best time to issue second Eurobond- Terkper
Monday, August 12 2013

Finance Minister Seth Terkper has defended Ghana’s timing of issuing the West African country’s second Eurobond.

KWAHU E:
Assembly members reject Asamoah again
Monday, August 12 2013

For the third time running, assembly members in the Kwahu East District failed to endorse the President’s nominee for the positon of the District Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Asamoah.

KINTAMPO S:
New OPD for District Hospital underway
Monday, August 12 2013

A new Out-Patient-Department (OPD) is nearing completing at the Kintampo South District Hospital at Jema, the District Capital, an initiative by the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Yaw Effa-Baafi.

ATIWA:
Kwabeng installs new chief
Monday, August 12 2013

Prof Dr. Dr. K. Kyei-Aboagye of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University for Development Studies, Tamale, has been installed as the new chief of Akyem Kwabeng in the Atiwa District under the stool name Daasebre Aboagye Oware Nkwantabisa 11.

SOCIAL:
WFP earmarks $1million for Ghana to push health programme
Monday, August 12 2013

Ghana is to benefit from a $1 million package from the World Food Programme (WFP) to launch an innovative nutrition project for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and young children, who are at risk of under nutrition.

POLITICS:
’’Peace will be winner in Ghana”-President
Monday, August 12 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has said there would still be peace in the country after the Supreme Court ruling on the 2012 Election Petition.

SOCIAL:
Money from gov’t is too small – Market fire victims complain
Monday, August 12 2013

Victims of the various market fires in Accra have described as small the amount of money given to them by the government to restart their businesses.

ASUTIFI:
More youths graduate under Newmont apprenticeship programme
Monday, August 12 2013

The third batch of trainees under Newmont Ghana’s Apprenticeship Training Programme has graduated from their four-year training in mechanical and electrical maintenance.

ASUTIFI:
DCE receives endorsement
Tuesday, August 13 2013

The re-nominated District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asutifi in the Brong Ahafo Region,  Mr Eric Addae, received an overwhelming endorsement from members of the assembly at a special meeting held at Kenyasi,  the district capital, on Friday to confirm him.

SOCIAL:
Govt develops database on employment
Tuesday, August 13 2013

The government is developing a database to capture statistics on employment, skilled youth and available jobs. The project is being executed by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and the Ghana Statistical Service.

NANUMBA S:
LEAP beneficiaries in 19 N/R districts paid
Tuesday, August 13 2013

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has disbursed GH¢786,876 to beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme in 19 districts in the Northern Region.

HO:
Volta Region aims at zero cholera
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Mr Francis Abotsi, Volta Regional Environmental Health Officer, on Monday gave the assurance that the region would not record any cholera outbreak this year.

AGRICULTURE:
Ghana’s present food security is unprecedented- Deputy Minister
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Government has rubbished claims by the Minority New Patriotic Party in Parliament that the country’s agriculture sector is on the brink of collapse.

BUSINESS:
Management of PSC Tema Shipyard won’t be transferred to Tullow
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Government has denied reports it is transferring the management of PSC Tema Shipyard to Tullow Oil.

TRANSPORT:
Kumasi Airport to close early for rehabilitation
Tuesday, August 13 2013

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has announced that effective August 15, 2013, the Kumasi Airport would close at 1600 hours to 0600 hours on Sundays through Thursdays and from 1800 hours to 0600 hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

RELIGION:
2013 Hajj to commence on September 17
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Mr Ibrahim Abdul Rauf Tanko, Chairman of the National Hajj Committee (NHC) on Monday said the 2013 Hajj would commence on September 17 with the first flight from Accra to Madina, Saudi Arabia.

CRIME:
Kwesimintsim Police arrest two for murder
Tuesday, August 13 2013

The Kwesimintsim Police on Monday arrested two persons for allegedly killing a nine-year old girl, at Dixcove in the Ahanta West District.

ECONOMICS:
Mineral Development Fund bill soon- Inusah
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Mr Inusah Fuseini, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources on Monday hinted government’s readiness to present the Mineral Development fund bill for Cabinet consideration in the coming weeks.

TWIFO:
Police implicated in galamsey at Twifo Praso
Tuesday, August 13 2013

The police at Twifo Praso in the Central Region have been accused of engaging in illegal galamsey operations.

ATWIMA N:
Five die in fatal accident
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Five persons are reported dead, while several others were left in critical condition from an accident at Mim in the Atwima Nwabiagya District.

SECURITY:
Security chiefs to brief President on impending SC ruling
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Security chiefs in the country will later Tuesday brief President Mahama on security arrangements being put in place to avert any violence before, during and after the Supreme Court verdict.

DANGME W:
New Int’l Airport at Dangme West soon-Minister
Tuesday, August 13 2013

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Mrs. Dzifa Attivor has revealed that government is in the process of establishing a new international Airport soon in the Dangme West District in the Greater Accra Region.

ENTERTAINMENT:
Obrafour to retire from secular music in December for Christ
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Fans of sensational hiplife artiste, Kwabena Okyere Darko popularly known on stage as Obrafour should brace themselves up for a ’born again’ musician as he hints of parting ways with secular music in December.

SABOBA:
Ali Adolf gets confirmation as DCE for next term
Tuesday, August 13 2013

The Saboba Assembly in the Northern Region on Tuesday confirmed Mr Ali Adolf G. John, the President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE) of Saboba.

AMA:
Assembly hands over refurbished Ga Mantse Palace
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo in Accra has called on chiefs to end the indiscriminate selling of lands within their jurisdictions.

SOCIAL:
CWSA hands over 16 motor-bikes to MDA’s
Tuesday, August 13 2013

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) has handed over five Nissan pick-up vehicles and 16 Yamaha motorbikes to Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) in the Brong Ahafo Region and the regional co-ordinating council (RCC).

TOLON:
UDS to build Rawlings’ monument at Nyankpala campus
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Citi News is reliably informed that plans are afoot by authorities of the University for Development Studies (UDS) to build a momument in honour of former President Jerry John Rawlings at the Nyankpala campus where the university’s foundation stone was laid.

ATIWA:
246 “Charnfan” operators removed from Birim River in Atiwa
Tuesday, August 13 2013

A three tie taskforce including the presidential taskforce, regional taskforce and district taskforce to clamp down on illegal mining activities has so far removed about two hundred and forty-six (246) Charnfan operators from the Birim River.

SPORTS:
Ghana expecting Gyan and four others
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Ghana held their first training session in Istanbul, Monday evening without Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan.

TAKORADI:
Youth advised to seek support from SDF
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Mr. Joshua Mallet, a Director at the Centre for National Distance Learning and open school, has admonished the youth to access support from the Skills Development Fund (SDF) to develop their innovative ideas.

SOCIAL:
Government seeks investors to revamp ailing trade fair
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Government is seeking strategic investors, both locally and foreign, to partner it to restore the deteriorating trade fair centre in Accra to its former glory.

SOCIAL:
Negligence of State Attorney causes huge judgement debt
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Madam Dorothy Afriyie-Ansah, Chief State Attorney, said she believed had the State Attorney pursued a case brought against the state by Henry Osei Dankwa, the state would have incurred a minimal judgement debt.

SOCIAL:
Government Bags Over ¢6.17b from traffic offences
Tuesday, August 13 2013

The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service, has bagged over Six Billion, One Hundred and Sixty-nine Million, Five hundred and Sixty Thousand Cedis (GH¢6,169,560,000 new cedi), as fines paid into the Consolidated Fund from arrests made across the country, for the second quarter of 2013.

RELIGION:
Hajj Secretariat prepared for 2013 Hajj
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Hon Abdul Rauf Ibrahim Tanko, the Chairman of the Hajj Board has noted that the 2013 Hajj would officially commence on the 17th September 2013.

EDUCATION:
UG gets first female Registrar
Tuesday, August 13 2013

The first female Registrar of the University of Ghana, Mrs Mercy Haizel-Ashia, has been sworn in.

SOCIAL:
Amissah-Arthur inaugurates new World Bank office
Tuesday, August 13 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Tuesday inaugurated a new office building of the World Bank Group in Accra, and commended the growing collaboration between the Bank and the Government of Ghana.

BUSINESS:
AMA to retrieve 3.5m in property rates owned by institutions, telecos
Wednesday, August 14 2013

 The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) is threatening to close down ministries, departments and agencies as well as other public institutions in default of business operating permits and property rates.

HEALTH:
FDA destroys unwholesome goods in Upper East
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has destroyed large quantities of unwholesome goods comprising food items and drugs in the Upper East Region.

SOCIAL:
Street naming project in STMA
Wednesday, August 14 2013

Mr. Opoku Boateng, Assistant Public Relations Officer of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), has said names given to streets in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis under the Street Naming and House Numbering Project are proposed names.

TRANSPORTATION:
National Airport System Plan in the offing
Wednesday, August 14 2013

A comprehensive and integrated national airport system plan is being prepared to address Ghana’s transportation needs.

SECURITY:
Prez Mahama okays security arrangements ahead of verdict
Wednesday, August 14 2013

President John Mahama has expressed satisfaction with security arrangements made so far ahead of the Supreme Court verdict.

SECURITY:
Stay away from the court- Police tells intruders
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Police have warned all party supporters who have nothing to do at the Supreme Court Wednesday to stay away.

TRANSPORTATION:
NRSC to check substandard tyres
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) will, in September, this year, start implementing road traffic regulations which include the elimination of sub-standard tyres in the transport industry.

ENERGY:
TOR workers threaten to lock out board members
Wednesday, August 14 2013

Workers of the Tema Oil Refinery have called for the dismissal of their board of directors, threatening to lock them out if their demands are not met.

SUHUM:
Gov’t commits to increasing access to improved sanitation
Wednesday, August 14 2013

Ghana must reduce by half the number of people without access to basic sanitation to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target on sanitation by 2015, Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has said.

SOCIAL:
Give women their rights to leadership-Forum
Wednesday, August 14 2013

A national women’s forum that seeks to review the setback which retards women’s increased representation in decision makingpositions in Ghana on Tuesday opened in Accra with a call on society to work towards achieving equal citizenship among men and women.

SOCIAL:
Rise above partisanship - Christian Council charges
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has called on Ghanaians to rise above partisan affiliations, religious segregation and ethnic differences and put Ghana first.

EDUCATION:
Teacher Trainees petition President over withdrawal of allowances
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Concerned Teacher Trainees Association of Northern Region (CTTANR) has petitioned President John Dramani Mahama over the reported withdrawal of allowances meant for teacher trainees in the Northern Region.

GA E:
GAEC cash-trapped but won’t shut down - Prof. Nyarko
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) has dismissed claims that it is contemplating closing down due to government’s delay in releasing subvention to the Commission.

KADJEBI:
Assembly completes review on sanitation action plan
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Kadjebi District Assembly continues to make progress in its efforts to ensuring good personal and environmental sanitation in the district.

KPANDO:
‘Avoid personal interest in selection of MMDCEs’
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Kpando Constituency Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kwame Gbogblogbe, has called on the President to nominate a qualified and experienced person to be the next municipal chief executive for the assembly.

SOCIAL:
Sir John faces Supreme Court today
Wednesday, August 14 2013

He is perhaps the only “Sir” in Ghanaian politics and was celebrated widely by his supporters when he won the General Secretary position of Ghana’s largest opposition party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), three years ago.

EDUCATION:
UG not ready to increase intake
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The University of Ghana, Legon, says it cannot admit beyond the number that the facilities of the institution can offer for new admissions for the 2013/2014 academic year.

POLITICS:
Ghanaians urged not to politicize Supreme Court verdict
Wednesday, August 14 2013

Mr Samuel Sarpong, the Central Regional Minister, has appealed to Ghanaians not to politicize the verdict the Supreme Court would announce in the 2012 Election Petition to promote peace and stability.

SOCIAL:
ICT centre at Bobikuma inaugurated
Wednesday, August 14 2013

A 20,000 dollar computer laboratory for basic schools in Upper Bobikuma has been inaugurated and handed over to the authorities.

AGRICULTURE:
Ghana To Export Guinea Fowl
Wednesday, August 14 2013

Mr Sylvester Adongo, a former Northern Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has said Ghana stood the chance of exporting guinea fowl to neighbouring countries.

ECONOMICS:
Inflation hits 11.8%
Wednesday, August 14 2013

Inflation shot up marginally in July to record a rate of 11.8 percent.

LA DADE K:
Pupils urged to study science and mathematics
Wednesday, August 14 2013

Pupils in basic schools have been urged to pursue the study of Science and Mathematics to help enhance socio-economic development.

SUNYANI:
President’s nominee confirmed by Assembly Members
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The President’s nominee for Sunyani Municipal Assembly, Mr. Kwasi Oppong Ababio has been confirmed as the Municipal Chief Executive.

SOCIAL:
Supreme Court fines Sir John, Hopeson Adorye Ghs7,000
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Supreme Court, led by the Presiding Judge, Justice William Atuguba, Wednesday afternoon handed various sentences to the NPP General secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie and Hopeson Adorye, a member of the NPP Communications Team.

BOLGA:
MP to assist Tindonmolgo with new classroom block
Wednesday, August 14 2013

A classroom block project has been earmarked for a basic school in Tindonmolgo community in the Bolgatanga Municipality through the support of the Member of Parliament for the area, Emmanuel Opam-Brown Akolbir.

GARU-TEMPANE:
Assembly fails to confirm President’s nominee
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Garu-Tempane District Assembly that could not elect its Presiding Member for the third time has also failed to confirm the President’s nominee for the District Chief Executive position, Mr. Albert Akoka Alalzuga.

SOCIAL:
Completion of gas project will boost revenue – BoG
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has warned Ghana would lose a lot of revenue if the gas project is delayed any further.

BUSINESS:
BoG prepares to pull out from ADB
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) will soon pull out from the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) as it cannot be a regulator and at the same time a player in the banking industry.

CAPE COAST:
18-Member board for Mfantsipim school inaugurated
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast has inaugurated an 18-member board of governors for the school.

SECURITY:
IGP to inaugurate Police Visibility Office in Kumasi
Wednesday, August 14 2013

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Alhassan, will inaugurate the Police Visibility Office in Kumasi later Wednesday August 14.

SPORTS:
Kwarasey starts as "Stars" meets Turkey
Wednesday, August 14 2013

Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey will start in goal for Ghana against Turkey in Wednesday evening’s friendly in Istanbul.

TRANSPORTATION:
Pedestrian crossing points in STMA invisible
Thursday, August 15 2013

The Western Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Alhaji Mohammed Sumani Mbo, has expressed concern about fading out of pedestrian crossing points on roads in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis .

EDUCATION:
Committee to present report on Eastern University
Thursday, August 15 2013

The Committee tasked to undertake feasibility studies for the establishment of the Eastern University would soon present its report to the President for consideration.

BUSINESS:
Oil industry to yield $20 billion in a couple of years
Thursday, August 15 2013

Ghana’s oil industry is expected to rake in $20 billion in investment in the next five years, announced Energy and Petroleum Minister Emmanuel Kofi Armah-Buah.

N GONJA:
President Mahama will not shield any corrupt practices-Daboya/Mankarigu MP
Thursday, August 15 2013

The Member of Parliament for Daboya/Mankarigu constituency, Baani Abudu Nelson says he believes the commitment of the government not to slant recommendations in the GYEEDA report, but deal with the matter in the interest of the state.

HEALTH:
Health Ministry to provide 1,600 community health service centres
Thursday, August 15 2013

The Ministry of Health is to provide about 1,600 Community Health Planning Services (CHPS) zones this year to improve maternal and child healthcare delivery nationwide.

AMA:
Needy people at Glife receive assistance
Thursday, August 15 2013

Passion For Needy, a charitable organization belonging to the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCAON), has presented food items worth GH ¢1,600.00 to the needy at Glife in Accra.

HO:
Assemblies urged to collaborate in waste management
Thursday, August 15 2013

Mr Francis Abotsi, Volta Regional Director of Environmental Health, has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to collaborate in waste management.

EDUCATION:
33,185 teachers abandon posts to seek greener pastures
Thursday, August 15 2013

An estimated 33,185 teachers have abandoned their posts in recent years to seek greener pastures elsewhere.  Low salaries, poor infrastructure, delayed promotion, lack of motivation by managers of the system and wrong perception about the teaching profession have accounted for the high attrition.

BUSINESS:
Ghana’s textile industry under threat of collapse
Thursday, August 15 2013

The country’s textile industry is under threat of collapse due to smuggling activities within the industry.

CRIME:
18 armed robbers killed in Ashanti region in just over a year
Thursday, August 15 2013

Eighteen armed robbers have been killed during police operations in the Ashanti Region over the last 15 months.

KETA:
Abutiakope gets 10-seater WC
Thursday, August 15 2013

The cry of residents of Abutiakope in the Keta Municipality for public toilet facility has been heard as the assembly responded with the construction of water closet toilet facility.

BUSINESS:
Mineral’s Commission urges gov’t to suspend projects
Thursday, August 15 2013

The Minerals Commission is proposing to government to suspend some ongoing projects which are being executed with mineral revenue.

AMA:
Encroachment on lands impeding projects-Minister
Thursday, August 15 2013

The Minister of Transport, Mrs Dzifa Attivor, on Tuesday said the Ministry would soon embark on an exercise to eject all illegal occupants of government lands to pave way for development and expansion.

TMA:
Tema Police Boss meet politicians
Thursday, August 15 2013

The meeting, according to ASP Seidu, formed part of directives given by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan to hold conference across the country.

WA:
Squatters abuse nurses’ quarters facility
Thursday, August 15 2013

Some residential facilities belonging to nurses in Wa have been converted into drinking spots by people believed to be illegally occupying the place.

KWABRE E:
DCE endorsed by Assembly Members
Thursday, August 15 2013

Hon. Adams Iddisah’s re-nomination for the position of the District Chief Executive for the Kwabre East District Assembly has been approved overwhelmingly by Assembly members after his first attempt was thwarted some few weeks ago.

EDUCATION:
Pay lecturers’ arrears - University students cry
Thursday, August 15 2013

More university students have jumped to the defense of their lecturers to condemn the proposal to create a National Research Fund.

SECURITY:
Over 700 security officers for ‘Judgment Day’
Thursday, August 15 2013

Over 700 security officers made up personnel from the Ghana Police Service and Ghana Armed Forces will be stationed in and around the Supreme Court to ensure security on Thursday, August 29, 2013, the day on which judgement on the election petition will be delivered.

TMA:
Tema motorway needs reconstruction -Minister
Thursday, August 15 2013

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Amin Amidu Suleiman has called for the reconstruction of the Tema motorway by government in order to salvage the deteriorating nature of the road.

SUNYANI W:
Don’t allow chieftaincy issues retard development - DCE
Thursday, August 15 2013

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sunyani West, Ms Agnes Kusi, has passionately appealed to the people of Nsoatre not to allow chieftaincy issues to divide them to the detriment of the effective development of the area

EDUCATION:
Volta Regional CHASS holds workshop for Headmasters
Thursday, August 15 2013

The Volta Regional Chapter of Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), in collaboration with the Regional Directorate of the Ghana Education Service, has organized a three-day capacity building workshop for senior high Schools headmasters and their assistants.

EDUCATION:
ICT Training For Teachers
Thursday, August 15 2013

The wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, has asked teachers to use social media to do more research and communicate with one another to solve the problems they face in the classroom.

SOCIAL:
DACF contests SEND-GHANA report, describes it as “misleading”
Thursday, August 15 2013

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

EDUCATION:
Universities Senior Staff announces strike Monday
Thursday, August 15 2013

The Federation of Universities Senior Staff Associations of Ghana (FUSSAG) has declared an indefinite nationwide strike which will affect all public universities, effective Monday August 19.

ENERGY:
President hints evacuating gas to neighbouring countries
Friday, August 16 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has hinted that Ghana would soon transmit excess electricity to Burkina Faso and Mali as soon as work on the West Africa Gas Pipeline and Power Pool Project (WAGP) was completed.

POLITICS:
Deal with troublemakers - NDC, NPP Chairmen declare
Friday, August 16 2013

National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Kwabena Agyei has warned party supporters who plan on causing trouble after the election petition verdict that they will be dealt with by the security agencies.

SOCIAL:
GIFEC donates computers, cheque to Prison Service
Friday, August 16 2013

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), on Thursday presented 120 Desktop Computers to the Ghana Prison Service worth GHC153, 000, in Accra.

SOCIAL:
Hundreds displaced as torrential rains hit Wa
Friday, August 16 2013

About 500 residents have been displaced in the Upper West regional capital Wa after torrential rains hit the area.

SOCIAL:
NIC To Enforce Compulsory Fire Insurance
Friday, August 16 2013

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) says it would do everything to make sure that the compulsory fire insurance policy for private commercial buildings is enforced.

EDUCATION:
GES to post graduates teachers to basic schools
Friday, August 16 2013

The Volta Regional Director of Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr Emmanuel Keteku, has said graduate teachers from tertiary institutions and especially those who did courses in child education would be re -posted to basic schools.

SOCIAL:
Disasters looming over National Theatre, Cedi House- Engineer
Friday, August 16 2013

Building experts have called for frantic efforts from Town and Country planners as well as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembly (MMDA) authorities in the country to re-engineer some high-rise buildings, especially those situated on what they referred to as the North-Eastern Fault line.

AFIGYA-K:
Ahwiaa Chief advises NDC/NPP youth to unite
Friday, August 16 2013

The chief of Ahwiaa, Nana Kusi Asiama Yeboah has admonished the youth of Ghana not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for their selfish interest.

POLITICS:
Minister bans KMA presiding member for insulting Mayor
Friday, August 16 2013

Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Akwasi Oppong-Fosu has banned Nana Kofi Seya, the Presiding Member for the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) from all activities of the Ministry.

BUSINESS:
BoG increases minimum capital for new banks
Friday, August 16 2013

BoG increases minimum capital for new banks
Commercial Banks who want to start businesses in Ghana would soon be required to have a minimum capital of 120 million cedis.

TRANSPORTATION:
Antrak aircraft engine catches fire mid-air
Friday, August 16 2013

Ghana’s aviation industry was spared a tragic news when domestic carrier, Antrak Air, averted a near-crash after one of its flights caught fire mid air on Friday morning.

TOLON:
Five new communities connected to national grid
Friday, August 16 2013

After many years of staying off-grid and not benefiting from electricity supply, the area engineers of the Volta River Authority (VRA) in Tamale have now confirmed that the way is now paved for five new communities in the Tolon district to be hooked to the national grid.

KUMASI:
School head pleads for repair of structures
Friday, August 16 2013

The head teacher of WESCO Cluster of Schools in Kumasi, Mrs Grace Duah-Boateng, has appealed to the Metropolitan Assembly to act without delay to repair classroom structures damaged by rainstorm.

SOCIAL:
Ministry directs LESDEP to Speed up distribution
Friday, August 16 2013

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has directed Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) to speed up the distribution of business set up support facilities to prospective beneficiaries of the programme.

ADA WEST:
DCE pleads for re-introduction of RME in basic schools
Friday, August 16 2013

Mr Anthony Klokpah, District Chief Executive of the Ada West, has reiterated the call on the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to reintroduce the teaching of Religious and Moral Education in basic and secondary schools.

HO:
University of Health and Allied Sciences gets major support from GRIDCo
Friday, August 16 2013

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has received major support from the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) with the provision of relevant modern structures at the permanent site at Sokode in the Ho Municipality.

SECURITY:
Police confident there will peace after Election Petition judgement
Saturday, August 17 2013

The Ghana Police Service is confident the country will be peaceful after the Supreme Court Judgment in the election petition.

SOCIAL:
Minister says Common Fund not for meetings
Saturday, August 17 2013

 Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) in the Upper West Region have been directed to desist from the practice of using the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) in organizing assembly meetings and paying sitting allowances to assembly members and other participants.

FANTEAKWA:
Fuseini Sbaabe fails to garner two thirds majority as DCE
Saturday, August 17 2013

Mr Abass Fuseini Sbaabe, the President’s nominee for the Fanteakwa District Assembly failed to obtain the two thirds majority of votes cast by the Assembly Members present needed to retain his post as District Chief Executive (DCE).

AGRICULTURE:
Low extension services affecting agriculture
Saturday, August 17 2013

The inadequacy of agricultural extension agents compared to the number of farmers is said to be affecting effective agricultural productivity in the country.

SOCIAL:
Government to revive legendary London market
Saturday, August 17 2013

Government is to consider the feasibility of reviving the Salaga Market and the legendary London Market to its former glory as centres of vibrant economic activities.

E AKIM:
Simon Peter Asirifi to sit for next term as MCE
Saturday, August 17 2013

The East Akyem Municipal Assembly on Friday endorsed Mr Simon Peter Asirifi, the incumbent Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for another four year term.

ENERGY:
Cabinet Approves Local Ghanaian venture in oil exploration
Saturday, August 17 2013

Cabinet has approved a Petroleum Agreement that will allow some Ghanaian exploration companies to explore the country’s oil reserves.

AKYEMANSA:
I will live up to the task- Tom Budu
Saturday, August 17 2013

Mr Tom Budu, Akyemmansa District Chief Executive (DCE), has assured the District that he would fulfill his mandate by ensuring the execution of more developmental projects in the next four years.

SUNYANI:
Assembly qualifies again for FOAT fund
Saturday, August 17 2013

The Sunyani Municipal Assembly (SMA) has for the fourth time since 2009 qualified for the Functional Organisational Assessment Tool (FOAT), Mr. Kwasi Oppong-Ababio, Municipal Chief Executive, has said.

ATEBUBU:
Sampson Owusu Boateng nominated DCE
Sunday, August 18 2013

Forty-five year old educationist, Sampson Owusu Boateng has been nominated by President John Dramani Mahama for the position of District Chief Executive for Atebubu-Amantin

AMA:
Maintain peace for development – Osu Mantse
Sunday, August 18 2013

Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, Paramount Chief of Osu Traditional Area, yesterday urged his people to maintain the prevailing peace at Osu for development to thrive.

ASUTIFI:
Newmont Ahafo Mine presents stoves to resettlement households
Sunday, August 18 2013

Newmont Ahafo Mine in collaboration with Vivo Energy Ghana, have presented 400 stoves and 200 solar lamps worth millions of Ghana cedis to households at the Ntrotroso resettlement camp at the mine-take area.

SOCIAL:
Don’t reject President’s nominees - Minister
Sunday, August 18 2013

Madam Mavis Amah Frimpong, Deputy Eastern Regional Minister on Saturday urged activists of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to desist from rejecting the President’s nominees for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives.

KEEA:
President cuts sod for Fish Processing Plant
Sunday, August 18 2013

President John Dramani Mahama, on Saturday cut the  sod for the construction of an 11 million dollar fish processing plant at Elmina in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) district of the Central Region.

CRIME:
Wild Kumasi ’terrorist’ restrained by police
Sunday, August 18 2013

Police in the Ashanti regional capital Kumasi have restrained a young man in his 30s who went wild with knives and machetes, terrorising residents of Asafo, a suburb of the Garden City, in the early hours of Saturday.

SOCIAL:
MMDAs tampering with disability fund
Sunday, August 18 2013

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs)are borrowing from the two percent of the disability common fund leading to delay in disbursement to beneficiaries, Mr Yaw Ofori-Debrah, President of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled, has said.

SECURITY:
GIS to develop academy and training school
Sunday, August 18 2013

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of the Interior has noted that  the objectives of Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) to develop its academy and training school to an international acclaimed centre in the West African Sub-region.

KRACHI N:
GIFEC donates computers to Krachi District
Sunday, August 18 2013

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC),  has donated 25 desktop computers and uninterruptible power supply device at a cost of GH¢30,000 to  Krachi Nchumuru District Education Service in the Volta Region.    

KWAHU E:
Japan pledges support for reduction of maternal mortality
Sunday, August 18 2013

The Japanese government has pledged its support towards the improvement of maternal health, reduction of maternal mortality  and the attainment of the Millennium Development Goal five (MDG 5) in the Kwahu East District.

STMA:
Tullow Ghana donates solar lamps to students
Sunday, August 18 2013

Tullow Ghana Limited, has donated 80 solar lamps to students of Methodist Senior High School (MEHSEC) in Sekondi.

JOMORO:
Bumper catch of fish at Half Assini
Sunday, August 18 2013

Fishermen in the Jomoro District have appealed to the Authorities in-charge of the supply of Pre-mixed fuel to increase the allocation to the district as the fishing season has began.

HO:
Stop anti-yam festival sermons-Clergy told
Sunday, August 18 2013

Mama Atrato II, Queen of Ho Dome has admonished a section of the Clergy in Ho to stop preaching against the Asogli Yam festival as idol worshipping to alienate their followers from the event.

POLITICS:
Don’t reduce PAC sittings to public drama- Prez Mahama
Monday, August 19 2013

President John Mahama has cautioned Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee not to use its hearings to tarnish the image of ruling governments.

HEALTH:
Min. urges cooperation among health personnel and community
Monday, August 19 2013

Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister has advised residents of Fiaso, a farming community in the Techiman Municipality and its environs to fully co-operate with health personnel posted to the local health facility there.

SOCIAL:
Affirmative Action required for inclusiveness of PWDs
Monday, August 19 2013

The Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) is asking government to develop an affirmative action for Persons with Disability (PWDs) to guarantee them equal representation and participation in political and public life.

SOCIAL:
NADMO salutes humanitarian workers
Monday, August 19 2013

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), on Sunday paid tribute to persons who have lost their lives or injured themselves in the course of humanitarian work.

ABURA:
Accrued bill was a mixed up-DCE
Monday, August 19 2013

Chief Executive of Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese, William Atta- Mends has refuted claims that the assembly has refused paying of electricity bills leading to disconnection of light at the ICT centre situated at Abura  Dunkwa.

HOHOE:
Hohoe Lorry Park gets facelift
Monday, August 19 2013

The Hohoe Municipal Assembly without any shred of doubt remains one of the most important economic hub in the Volta Region.

SOCIAL:
GFD implores petitioners, respondents to respect court verdict
Monday, August 19 2013

The Ghana Federation of the Disabled (GFD) has called on the petitioners and respondents in the election petition case to accept and respect the verdict of the Supreme Court to guarantee sustainable peace for development.

YENDI:
Security agencies asked to take note of signs
Monday, August 19 2013

Security agencies and peace builders have been asked to take note of  any early signs that can lead to misunderstanding, provocation and conflict as Ghana awaits the verdict of the Supreme Court on the 2012 Election petition, on 29th August, 2013.

BOLGATANGA:
NGO organizes programme for managing alcoholic addiction
Monday, August 19 2013

Basic Needs Ghana, an NGO, has organised a two day training programme for Community Psychiatric and Mental Health nurses drawn from all the 13 Districts in the Upper East Region on how to manage alcoholic addiction in the region.

TECHIMAN:
Minister urges cooperation with health personnel
Monday, August 19 2013

Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister has advised residents of Fiaso, a farming community in the Techiman Municipality and its environs to fully co-operate with health personnel posted to the local health facility.

MFANTSEMAN:
IGP must transfer Mfantseman Police Commander and men – traders demand
Monday, August 19 2013

Traders at the Mankessim Central Market in the Central Region are calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan to transfer and replace all police officers in the area because they are not helping residents.

SECURITY:
Ghana will be safe after petition verdict; gov’t assures US citizens
Tuesday, August 20 2013

Ghana government says it respects the right of the US government to take precautionary measures to protect its citizens in Ghana but adds it does not anticipate any violence after the Supreme Court verdict on the Presidential Election Petition.

POLITICS:
Presiding and Assembly Members must consider themselves as leaders - Min.
Tuesday, August 20 2013

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Akwasi Oppong Fosu says Presiding members and all Assembly members must consider themselves as leaders in their communities.

SOCIAL:
Government to upgrade DOVVSU
Tuesday, August 20 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has assured that government would review the structures at the Domestic Violence and Victim’s Support Unit (DOVSU) of the Ghana Police Service and empower them to work effectively.

SOCIAL:
VRA partners Safe Water Network for water delivery
Tuesday, August 20 2013

The Volta River Authority (VRA) is partnering Safe Water Network (SWN), a non-governmental organization, to bring safe and affordable water to several communities along the banks of the Volta River.

HO:
Volta Region marches for peace
Tuesday, August 20 2013

Chief Inspector Evans Vorvor of the Ho Municipal Police Command has urged the citizenry to adopt a friendly posture in opposing politicians after the Supreme Court verdict on the 2012 election petition.

HO:
NGO builds Kindergarten in Anyirawase
Tuesday, August 20 2013

More children at Anyirwase, in the Volta Region, would be able to attend kindergarten from next academic year, courtesy “Let Them Be Kids”, a Canadian, non-governmental organization (NGO), operating in Ghana.    

KUMBUNGU:
Government urged to abolish tax on condom
Tuesday, August 20 2013

The Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health (GCNH) on Monday called on government to abolish tax on condoms as any increase in price would erode the gains made towards increasing contraceptive use.

AJUMAKO:
Traditional rulers urged to support assemblies
Tuesday, August 20 2013

Traditional rulers have been urged to be active participants in district assemblies’ activities to enhance judicious use of resources through social audit and social accountability.

A NWABIAGYA:
School children turn to galamsey
Tuesday, August 20 2013

The desire and possibility of having access to quick money every week has led some children of Esase Bontefufuo, a predominant farming and mining community within the Atwima Nwabiagya District of the Ashanti Region, to engage in illegal smallscale mining, known locally as “Galamsey” in order to make a comfortable living for themselves and to some extent, their families.

SOCIAL:
Minerals Commission moves to halt sale of seized mining equipment
Tuesday, August 20 2013

The Minerals Commission has said it will deal with any district or municipal assembly found to have sold or attempting to sell mining equipment confiscated by the inter-ministerial taskforce against illegal mining.

L M KROBO:
Market women, others dragged to court
Tuesday, August 20 2013

Thirteen traders at the Agormanya market in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region have been dragged to the Odumase-Krobo Circuit Court for alledgedly refusing to pay tolls.

NKORANZA:
District NHIS registers more people
Tuesday, August 20 2013

The management of Nkoranza District Health Insurance Scheme has registered about 20,181 people, including children from some deprived communities.

SOCIAL:
DCEs pay bribes-Min
Tuesday, August 20 2013

Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Akwasi Oppong-Fosu says he is aware that some government appointees for the position of Municipal, Metropolitan and District Chief Executives (MMDCE) often pay bribes to get endorsed by assemblymen.

KWAHU W:
Kwahu West confirms Alex Obeng
Tuesday, August 20 2013

Assembly Members in the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly have endorsed Mr. Alex Somuah Obeng, the President’s appointee as Municipal Chief Executive.

TAMALE:
Capacity building workshop on local governance opened
Tuesday, August 20 2013

A workshop to build the capacity of national and district level stakeholders in promoting public participation in local governance using effective social accountability tools opened in Tamale on Monday.

AFIGYA K:
Ashan Children’s home gets help from NGO
Tuesday, August 20 2013

Junior Chambers International, Ghana, a non-governmental organization (NGO), has donated items worth GH¢1,000 and undisclosed amount of money to the Ashan Children’s Home at Denase in the Afigya Kwabre District.

NKORANZA S:
Madam Stella Amoatemaa elected as MCE
Tuesday, August 20 2013

Madam Stella Amoatemaa, a teacher, has been elected Nkoranza South Municipal Chief Executive.

SOCIAL:
Former Assemblyman constructs bridge for residents
Tuesday, August 20 2013

A former assembly member of the Effiduase Zongo Electoral Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Omar, has constructed a bridge over drain in the vicinity, at a total cost of GH¢2,500.

AGRIC:
Ghana to produce fertilizer soon - President Mahama
Wednesday, August 21 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday announced that Ghana would soon start producing one million metric tons of fertiliser per annum to feed the local and the international markets.

ENERGY:
Cabinet approves petrolueum agreement
Wednesday, August 21 2013

The Cabinet has approved the issuance of a petroleum agreement between the GNPC, GNPC ExploreCo and AGM Ghana for south deepwater offshore Ghana.

SOCIAL:
"Have faith in the Supreme Court" - Okyehene urges
Wednesday, August 21 2013

The Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori-Panin on Tuesday urged Ghanaians to have faith in the nine Justices of the Supreme Court to deliver justice come August 29 on the 2012 Presidential Election Petition.

SOCIAL:
Judicial workers threaten strike 2 days before Election Petition verdict
Wednesday, August 21 2013

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSSAG) has said it will embark on strike from the 27th August 2013 – two days from an expected Supreme Court ruling on an election petition that has immense impact on Ghana’s politics.

CRIME:
Political activists sentenced to death, imprisonment
Wednesday, August 21 2013

The Tamale High Court presided over by Mr. Justice Laurent Ladzagla Mensah, on Tuesday sentenced to death Yahuza Yakubu for murder.

NKORANZA S:
Service personnel playing a useful role – PM
Wednesday, August 21 2013

Mr Akrapim Baffoe, Presiding Member of Nkoranza South Municipal Assembly, said the posting of National Service Personnel to the rural communities had enhanced development in the country.

KWAHU E:
Presby Moderator commends Justice Atuguba
Wednesday, August 21 2013

The Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has commended the Justices of Supreme Court hearing the election petition for their sense of patriotism.

ELECTION PETITION:
Don’t seek review of election petition verdict - IEA
Wednesday, August 21 2013

Policy group Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) says whichever party loses the election petition should not seek for a review.

SOCIAL:
Graduate unemployment is a choice-Dr Aryee
Wednesday, August 21 2013

Dr Joyce Aryee, Management and Communications Consultant, has observed that graduate unemployment is a matter of choice.

SECURITY:
First time offenders should not be imprisoned – Prisons Service DG
Wednesday, August 21 2013

Acting Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service Matilda Baffour-Awuah has strongly made a case that first time offenders should not be incarcerated.

KPONE K:
Celebrate Homowo in unity – DCE
Wednesday, August 21 2013

Alhaji Antieye Tetteh, Kpone-Katamanso District Chief Executive Officer, has called on the people of Kpone to celebrate this year’s Homowo festival in unity irrespective of their political and religious affiliations.

KWABRE E:
New SHS inaugurated at Mamponteng
Wednesday, August 21 2013

Our Lady of Grace Senior High School (OLAG), the latest of the SHS in the district has been inaugurated at Mamponteng, the capital of the Kwabre East District in the Ashanti Region.

GARU-TEMPANE:
DCE nominee confirmed
Wednesday, August 21 2013

The President’s nominee for the Garu-Tempane District, Mr Albert Akoka Alalzuga on Tuesday polled 100 per cent votes to confirm his endorsement as District Chief Executive (DCE).

KETU N:
Claver Lawson retains post
Wednesday, August 21 2013

District Chief Executive for Ketu North, Lawson Kofi Claver has successfully crossed the hurdle most appointees for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives could not cross.

GA C:
PM accuses Ga South, Ga West Assemblies of encroachment
Wednesday, August 21 2013

Presiding Member of the Ga Central Municipal Assembly, Mr. Sheriff Abdul Fathah has accused two Municipal Assemblies namely Ga South and Ga West Municipals for encroaching into their territory to collect revenue.

TOLON:
Women farmers benefit from Agric programme
Wednesday, August 21 2013

Women farmers in the Northern Region are among 35,000 smallholder farmers who are being supported by an agricultural initiative aimed at increasing their productivity and improving their incomes.

AGRIC:
Fisheries Ministry to control import of agro-chemicals
Wednesday, August 21 2013

Ministry of Fisheries and Acqua-culture Development is considering the option banning the import of certain agro-chemicals that harm aquatic life.

PRESIDENCY:
President Mahama has violated no law
Wednesday, August 21 2013

Government has denied claims by the Member of Parliament for Okaikoi Central that the president has violated the Presidential Office Act by not submitting a list of staff at the presidency to parliament.

SECURITY:
Veep urges Senior Officers to support integration
Wednesday, August 21 2013

A police officer has said security arrangements being put in place by the Ghana Police Service to ensure peace when the Supreme Court announces its verdict on the Election 2012 petition and beyond are not meant to threaten anybody.

GA S:
New block for 2 Gbawe schools almost completed
Wednesday, August 21 2013

Two schools in the Gbawe Electoral Area in the Ga South Municipality will very soon operate in a new storey classroom block which is currently being constructed for them.

ABURA:
Moree accident victims get NHIS registration
Wednesday, August 21 2013

The District Chief Executive for the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District, William Atta Mends has directed that the assembly takes steps to register surviving victims of the Moree accident which occurred somewhere last week at dawn.

GOMOA W:
DCE commissions 10-seater toilet facility
Wednesday, August 21 2013

The Chief Executive of Gomoa West, Theophilus Adu  Mensah has commissioned  a ten- seater  aqua  prevy toilet facility at Ateazde

AHAFO ANO N:
President’s nominee endorsed
Wednesday, August 21 2013

The Ahafo-Ano North District Assembly has endorsed the nomination of Mr David Addai-Amankwah as District Chief Executive (DCE).

LM KROBO:
Consider locating E/R University at Krobo Odumase - Chief
Thursday, August 22 2013

Nene Sakitey II, Konor of Manya Krobo Traditional Area, has called on government to consider locating the proposed Eastern Regional University at Krobo Odumase.

POLITICS:
President Mahama, Akufo-Addo to meet before Aug 29
Thursday, August 22 2013

President John Dramani Mahama and Nana Akufo Addo, 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, have agreed to meet before the Supreme Court delivers judgment on the election petition.

STMA:
New Takoradi airport to be located at Princess Town
Thursday, August 22 2013

The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) is likely to locate the new commercial airport for Takoradi at Princess town.

AMA:
Don’t wait AMA to clean environment- Counselor
Thursday, August 22 2013

Mr. Ignatius Kwamina Baidoo, First Counselor of Kaneshie Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has advised the public not to wait on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to clean the environment.

N JUABEN:
Health personnel who collect illegal to be punished
Thursday, August 22 2013

Dr McDamien Dedzo, Eastern Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has said the Service would not take it lightly with any health personnel or institution that collects monies illegally from their clients or patients.

HO:
Dentist impressed with dental health at Anyirawase
Thursday, August 22 2013

Dental health among children at Anyirwase in the Volta Region is on average generally better than their counterparts in some parts of North America, a Canadian Dentist said.

YILO:
Presidential Committee on Eastern University visits Somanya
Thursday, August 22 2013

The Presidential Committee responsible for the establishment of a public University of Environmental Sciences in the Eastern Region has paid a working visit to Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality.

BAWKU W:
12 seater WC toilet almost completed for Galaka
Thursday, August 22 2013

In order to discourage open defecation and boost general sanitation in the area, the Bawku West district assembly is constructing a 12 seater WC toilet for inhabitants of the  Galaka electoral area in the Bawku West district.

AKUAPIM N:
H’Mount Sinai SHS gets ultramodern ICT lab
Thursday, August 22 2013

Tutors and students alike in the H’ Mount Sinai Senior High School Akuapem North Municipality in the Eastern Region were beaming with smiles when an ultra-modern information Communication Technology centre was inaugurated for the school in a short but impressive ceremony.

TOLON:
Classroom block project for Tolon JHS B-Tolon MP
Thursday, August 22 2013

Works are seriously underway on a classroom extension project for Tolon Junior High School (JHS) B, in the northern region being initiated to assist create convenience in the classroom for school children, Member of Parliament for the area, Wahab Suhiyini Wumbei has disclosed.

LEKMA:
5 vehicular culverts completed –Daniel Amartey
Thursday, August 22 2013

The immediate past Municipal Chief Executive for the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly, Mr. Daniel Amartey Mensah has said he completed five (5) major vehicular culverts within the area during his administration.

JAMAN N:
Cashew production dwindling in Ghana
Thursday, August 22 2013

Cashew farmers in the Jaman North District are losing interest in the cultivation of the cash crop because of poor purchasing price for the commodity.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t to establish Consumer Protection Authority
Thursday, August 22 2013

Government is to establish an independent Consumer Protection Authority to implement policy and co-ordinate consumer activities in partnership with regulatory agencies and stakeholders.

SOCIAL:
Assemblies to get code of conduct-Oppong Fosu
Thursday, August 22 2013

Mr Akwasi Oppong- Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, said the Ministry would engage the Attorney General’s Department to draft a Code of Conduct for Assembly Members of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA’s).

SOCIAL:
Vice Chancellors intervene to halt FUSSAG strike
Thursday, August 22 2013

Vice Chancellors of public universities have invited executives of the Federation of Universities Senior Staff Association (FUSSAG), to end the industrial action the association initiated last Monday.

TAMALE:
Muslim community in the north pledge peace
Thursday, August 22 2013

The Muslim community in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions have pledged their commitment to peace and resolved to abide by the verdict of the Supreme Court and advised its youths to refrain from any violence.

POLITICS:
Accreditation for judgement day restricted - Supreme Court
Friday, August 23 2013

The Supreme Court has said accreditation for the judgment day of the Election Petition on August 29, shall be restricted only to parties in the case- the bar,  media and representatives of the security agencies.

POLITICS:
Assemblies to get code of conduct - Oppong- Fosu
Friday, August 23 2013

Mr Akwasi Oppong- Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, said the Ministry would engage the Attorney General’s Department to draft a Code of Conduct for Assembly Members of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA’s).

ADENTAN:
Assembly fails to confirm MCE
Friday, August 23 2013

The Adenta Municipal Assembly on Thursday postponed its sitting to confirm the President’s Municipal Chief Executive nominee because of division between assembly members and the ex-Municipal Chief Executive.

JOMORO:
Parents express concern over rehabilitation
Friday, August 23 2013

The Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) of the Half Assini Catholic Basic School has expressed concern about poor work done on the rehabilitation of the school and appealed to the Ministry of Education to investigate and take action.

SOCIAL:
President Mahama and team on retreat
Friday, August 23 2013

The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama and his team will begin a two-day retreat today at the Peduase Lodge.

KWAHU E:
ER Minister calls for Gov’t/Church partnership
Friday, August 23 2013

Mrs Helen Adwoa Ntoso, Eastern Regional Minister has noted that Government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility of developing the nation, hence the need to forge partnership with the church.

SECURITY:
IGP warns personnel to eschew partisanship
Friday, August 23 2013

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Alhassan has advised police officers to eschew any conduct that would portray them as being partisan in the discharge of their duties.

LEKMA:
Department of Urban Roads honours Daniel Amartey
Friday, August 23 2013

The Department of Urban Roads (DUR) has honoured Mr Daniel Amartey Mensah, out-going Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA) for his immerse contribution to the Department.

ABURA:
DCE commissions toilet facility for New Ebu
Friday, August 23 2013

Residents in the New Ebu Electoral Area in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District have been provided with a new toilet facility to help improve sanitation.

OFFINSO N:
DCE confirmed by Assemblymembers
Friday, August 23 2013

The Offinso North District Assembly in the Ashanti Region has endorsed Mr. Samuel Appiah-Kubi as District Chief Executive for the area. He polled 21 votes out of the 21 cast, to cross the mandatory two-thirds majority votes’ threshold he required to be deemed approved.

SECURITY:
Military pledges to maintain peace
Friday, August 23 2013

The Chief of Defence Staff, Vice Admiral Mathew Quashie has assured Ghanaians of the military’s commitment to maintaining peace and tranquility in the country after the Supreme Court’s verdict on the 2012 election petition.

SEKYERE AFRAM P:
Drinking spots banned from operating on judgment day
Friday, August 23 2013

All drinking spots and other points of sale of alcohol in the Sekyere Afram Plains District of the Ashante region have been banned from operating on Thursday 29th August 2013, the day on which the Supreme Court will give the verdict of the 2012 election petition case.

KWAHU N:
Rural groups raise funds to support themselves
Friday, August 23 2013

About 230 groups, including women in agriculture and rural entrepreneurs, have mobilized over GH¢450,000 under the Bank for the Poor (B4P) Project to support themselves financially.

TAMALE:
Students in Northern region contributing to decision making
Friday, August 23 2013

Students in the Northern Region have expressed gratitude for getting the opportunity to take part in the decision making process both at school and at the family level.

EDUCATION:
President Mahama approves first 50 SHS
Friday, August 23 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has given the green light for the construction of the first batch of 50 community Senior High Schools (SHSs) in selected districts across the country.

AKUAPEM N:
Assembly endorses MCE
Saturday, August 24 2013

The Akuapem North Municipal Assembly has endorsed Mr George Opare Addo, the President’s nominee, as the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the next four-year term.

SECURITY:
Interior Ministry gives security assurance
Saturday, August 24 2013

The Ministry of the Interior has assured the public that adequate security measures had been put in place to protect lives and property during and after the determination of the Election 2012 petition at the Supreme Court.

HEALTH:
Many Ghanaians shorter due to malnutrition – health report
Saturday, August 24 2013

The Ghana Statistical Service Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, has revealed that 22.7% of people are shorter than their age due to malnutrition. Ghana has been cited among the 36 countries in the world with stunting problems affecting children even more.

HEALTH:
Stillbirths still high - 4709 cases recorded in three teaching hosp.
Sunday, August 25 2013

The three major teaching hospitals in Ghana recorded 4709 stillbirths in the last three and half years. They are the Korle-Bu, the Komfo Anokye and the Tamale Teaching hospitals.

EAST MAMPRUSI:
DCE confirmed
Sunday, August 25 2013

Mr Imoro Adam was over the weekend confirmed as the District Chief Executive for the East Mamprusi District to run the administration of the assembly for a second four-year term.

ASHAIMAN:
Ashaiman is not “haven of mischief” - Togbui Aheto
Sunday, August 25 2013

Torgbui Foli Aheto, a former Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, has advised residents to shame people who perceive the area (Ashaiman) as a "haven of mischief".

ELECTION PETITION:
Govt issues cheques to judicial service workers ahead of SC ruling
Sunday, August 25 2013

Government has issued cheques for the payment of allowance arrears demanded by the Judicial Service Staff Association (JUSSAG) ahead of the Supreme Court judgment on the Presidential Election Petition on Thursday August 29.

AGONA E:
Gov’t committed to tackling illegal mining-Veep
Sunday, August 25 2013

The Agona East District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Neenyi Kofi Taboe has suggested that leaders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) deposit their travelling documents with the Supreme Court prior to the verdict.

EDUCATION:
UG faces closure as lecturers intensify strike
Sunday, August 25 2013

University of Ghana faces imminent closure as lecturers continue their strike almost two weeks into new academic year.

SOCIAL:
Ghana will be the winner - declares NPC Chair
Monday, August 26 2013

The Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Kwaku Asante, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, on Sunday said Ghana stood to win despite the outcome of the Supreme Court’s judgment on the 2012 Presidential Election Petition.

ECONOMY:
2014 budget to focus more on job creation
Monday, August 26 2013

Government has begun work on the 2014 budget with an overwhelming focus on job creation following a two day Presidential retreat over thev weekend.

EDUCATION:
Committee for converting polytechnics to universities commissioned
Monday, August 26 2013

An eight-member technical committee has been commissioned to work out the modalities and plans towards converting polytechnics into technical universities.

JOMORO:
NDC urges members to accept verdict
Monday, August 26 2013

The Western Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has embarked on a sensitization tour appealing to members to refrain from acts, which can plunge the nation into chaos after the Supreme Court’s verdict.

ELECTION PETITION:
I Have Confidence In Supreme Court - Akufo-Addo
Monday, August 26 2013

The flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 general election, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says he has confidence in the Supreme Court to deliver a fair judgement on August 29, 2013.

SOCIAL:
5 DCEs in Ashanti Region sworn-in
Monday, August 26 2013

District Chief Executives (DCEs) in the Ashanti Region have been sworn-in with a call to them to be humble and modest in their lifestyles.

POLITICS:
9 Nine E/R MDCEs sworn into office
Monday, August 26 2013

Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Eastern Regional Minister, has sworn into office nine Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs), who were recently confirmed by their respective assemblies.

KRACHI E:
Assembly members reject Prez nominee
Monday, August 26 2013

Assembly members in the Krachi East District in the Volta Region have rejected Mr. Raphael K. Ogyemoko, the President’s nominee for district chief executive for the assembly. 

N JUABEN:
ER grass-cutter farmers build capacity
Monday, August 26 2013

A total of 56 farmers have been taken through a three-day capacity building programme to gather more knowledge on how best to increase grass-cutter production in the Eastern Region.

SOCIAL:
Minister appeals for support for children’s homes
Monday, August 26 2013

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, has appealed to individuals, institutions and benevolent organisations in the country to support the various children’s homes in the country.

GA C:
Chantan needs streetlights - Assemblyman
Monday, August 26 2013

The Assemblyman for Nii Okaiman West Electoral Area in the Ga Central Municipality, Mr. Sheriff Abdul Fathah is calling on government and benevolent organizations to help install streetlights at Chantan, a town which falls directly under his electoral area.

GOMOA W:
DCE cuts sod for office for fishermen
Monday, August 26 2013

Fishermen in the Gomoa West District in the Central Region will soon have an office to serve as a central point to coordinate their activities.

WENCHI:
Rural Bank donates to Hospital
Monday, August 26 2013

The Wenchi Rural Bank has presented a double decker refrigerator and 43 flat screen television costing GHC5,000 to the Wenchi Methodist Hospital.

SUNYANI:
Decentralise issuance of mining permit - Association
Monday, August 26 2013

The National Association of Sand and Stone Workers and Tipper Truck Users (NASSWOTTU), on Monday recommended that issuance of permit for small-scale miners should be decentralized.

SOCIAL:
Government to create database on vulnerable- President
Tuesday, August 27 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday announced that government would create a database of all the vulnerable and marginalised people.

POLITICS:
30 MMDCEs nominated
Tuesday, August 27 2013

President John Mahama has nominated about 30 more Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

SOCIAL:
8 dead in Oti river disaster
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Eight women perished when a boat capsized on the Oti river in the Volta Region yesterday.

SOCIAL:
Let the code of ethics reflect in your reportage - Kabral
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Mr Kabral Blay-Amihere, Chairman of the National Media Commission, has tasked the media to ensure that their professional ethics reflect in their reportage after the Supreme Court verdict on the 2012 Election Petition. 

KUMASI:
Adequate security protection assured - Police
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Augustine Gyening, the Ashanti Regional Commander, on Monday pledged the readiness of the security agencies to protect the peace enjoyed by the society.

BUSINESS:
Do not review Ban on scrap exports -Steel manufacturers
Tuesday, August 27 2013

The Steel Manufacturers Association of Ghana (SMAG), has called on the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Haruna Iddrisu not to review the legal ban on export of ferrous scrap.

POLITICS:
Volta region gets 6 new MMDCEs
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Six more Municipal and District Chief Executives have been appointed by President John Mahama in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462.

SOCIAL:
Minister calls for an end to child marriages
Tuesday, August 27 2013

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur, has called on chiefs, traditional leaders and the national and regional houses of chiefs to help abolish child marriage in the country, saying the act is criminal.

KETU S:
Francis K. Dzineku appointed MCE
Tuesday, August 27 2013

The Ketu South Municipal Assembly will soon have a permanent Municipal Chief Executive subject to approval by Assembly Members of the President’s nominee.

GA W:
New DCE appointed to take over from Nii Tackie
Tuesday, August 27 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has appointed Mr. Sam Atukwei Quaye to take over from Mr. Ebenezer Nii Armah Tackie as the new Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Ga West Assembly in the Greater Accra Region.

SECURITY:
Police deploys 30,000 personnel ahead of SC verdict
Tuesday, August 27 2013

The Ghana Police Service has deployed over 30,000 police officers to strategic locations and flash points in the country ahead of Thursday’s verdict by the Supreme Court on the 2012 election petition case.

BEKWAI:
Mary Juantoah appointed as new MCE
Tuesday, August 27 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has appointed Mrs. Mary Juantoah as the new Bekwai Municipal Chief Executive in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462.

SPORTS:
Essien, Boateng get call up to face Zambia
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Essien, Boateng named in Ghana’s 26-man squad to face Zambia
Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has named Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien and AC Milan superstar Kelvin-Prince Boateng in a 26-man squad to face theChipolopol of Zambia in next month’s World Cup qualifier.

CAPE COAST:
New MCE appointed
Tuesday, August 27 2013

President John Mahama has nominated  madam Priscilla Arhin as the new Metropolitan Chief  Executive for the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly in accordance with article 243[1] of the 1992 constitution of the Local Government Act 1992, Act 462.

JAMAN S:
President names new DCE for Assembly
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Madam Dora Ama Tamea has been named by the President as the new District Chief Executive for the Jaman South Assembly.

LAMBUSSIE K:
Bom Kofi Dy-Yaka nominated for DCE position
Tuesday, August 27 2013

In line with the prerogative of the President, another list of new MMDCEs have yet again been released by government which named Bom Kofi Dy-Yaka as the new District Chief Executive for the Labussie Karni district.

SOCIAL:
Laws not adequately protecting PWDs – Lawyer
Tuesday, August 27 2013

The laws of Ghana are not adequately addressing specific needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), exposing them to potentially more vulnerable situation, said Ms Pauline Ayiku, Legal Practitioner and Volunteer at MindFreedom Ghana.

AMA:
Be circumspect in reportage- Osu Mantse
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona, Osu Paramount Chief has called on the media to be circumspect in their reportage after the ruling on the election petition by the Supreme Court.

ELECTION PETITION:
Police announce road blocks ahead of verdict
Tuesday, August 27 2013

The Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service have announced a traffic management strategy on the day of declaration of the election petition on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t earmarks USD 5million for e-Justice
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Government is to allocate five million dollars for the next phase of the e-justice system to enhance administration and delivery of justice in the country.

ABURA:
Political parties pledge to sustain peace
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Political parties in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District have pledged to sustain the relative peace the district is enjoying after the Supreme Court verdict on the 2012 election petition.

CRIME:
Man stabbed to death in Agbogbloshie
Tuesday, August 27 2013

A young man believed to be in his twenties was on Thursday stabbed to death in a dispute over a piece of land in Agbobloshie a suburb of Accra.

POLITICS:
MASLOC report to be released soon - Minister
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Government will soon make public its report into allegations of fraud leveled against the former Chief Executive of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Bertha Sogah.

BIRIM N:
NCCE sensitizes churches to accept verdict
Tuesday, August 27 2013

The Birim North District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has embarked on a program to sensitize members of churches on the need to accept whatever verdict the Supreme Court gives on the 2012 Presidential Election Petition.

SOCIAL:
Government to streamline land system – Alhaji Fuseini
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources on Tuesday expressed government’s determination to streamline the land administration system to help alleviate poverty and create wealth.

AMA:
3 school projects to be ready by September
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on Tuesday said the three school projects, being implemented under the Millennium School Project, would be ready by the first week in September.

NINGO P:
Prampram youth urged to be law abiding
Tuesday, August 27 2013

Nene Tetteh Djan III, Paramount Chief of Prampram, on Tuesday urged the youth of the area to be law abiding and to ensure peace and unity.

POLITICS:
Ghana will remain intact after SC ruling on Election Petition
Wednesday, August 28 2013


President John Mahama has given the strongest assurance yet that Ghana will remain peaceful after the Supreme Court judgment Thursday.

TANO S:
Help us arrest people with firearms - Police
Wednesday, August 28 2013

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Emmanuel Baah, Bechem District Police Commander, has appealed to the general public to assist the police to arrest people in possession of illegal arms and ammunitions.

BUSINESS:
GBC spends GH¢3.5m on election petition
Wednesday, August 28 2013

The live coverage of the 2012 presidential election petition at the Supreme Court has cost the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) GH¢3.5 million.

EDUCATION:
Public universities won’t be closed down - Prof Aryeetey
Wednesday, August 28 2013

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, has assured students of the various public universities that their institutions would not be shut down due to the strike by lecturers.

WA:
SADA not for rolling out jobs - CEO
Wednesday, August 28 2013

Alhaji Gilbert Iddi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), has reminded civil society groups and critics that the organization was not established to roll out white collar jobs to job seekers.

STMA:
Assembly disburses funds to the physically challenged
Wednesday, August 28 2013

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) has disbursed an amount of GHȼ51,906 to  physically challenged persons in the Metropolis from its share of the District Assembly Common Fund.

ECONOMICS:
Newmont Ghana committed to supporting economic growth
Wednesday, August 28 2013

Newmont Ghana has announced that almost 80 percent of its earnings from gold sales were retained in the country in 2012, contrary to some recent claims.

HO:
Mrs. Fafa Adinyira replaces Kodobisah
Wednesday, August 28 2013

Assembly members in the Ho Municipal assembly now have the mandate to ensure the municipal chief executive position do not remain vacant for long following the appointment of a new MCE.

SOCIAL:
GYEEDA report out finally-Ofosu Kwakye
Wednesday, August 28 2013

Government says it has released the much publicized investigative committee report on the alleged financial malfeasance at GYEEDA.

UPPER DENKYIRA EAST:
Emilia Ankoma for MCE position
Wednesday, August 28 2013

Madam Emilia Ankoma is a step closer to becoming the Municipal Chief Executive of the Upper Denkyira East Municipal Assembly following her appointment by the president.

PRESIDENCY:
CID, EOCO to chase persons cited in GYEEDA report
Wednesday, August 28 2013

Government has directed the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), the Attorney General’s (AG) Department and the Police Criminal and Investigative Department to assume full responsibility and take action against all persons and organizations cited in the inter-ministerial report on the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA).

ATEBUBU:
Livestock workers presented with start-up kits
Wednesday, August 28 2013

World Vision Ghana through its SATISFY project has presented start-up kits worth about four thousand Ghana cedis (GH₵4000.00) to 20 Community Livestock Health Workers in Atebubu after taking them through practical training in modern animal care techniques.

HO:
Market women call for peace
Wednesday, August 28 2013

Market women in Ho on Tuesday appealed to politicians to consider the future of children in the country and act peacefully after the Supreme Court Verdict on Thursday.

BEREKUM:
Chieftaincy dispute to receive ruling on September 9
Wednesday, August 28 2013

The long awaited ruling in the Chieftaincy case for a successive Traditional head to lead the people of Berekum pending before the Brong Ahafo House of Chiefs will receive ruling within two weeks, the panel siting on the case has indicated.

ADENTAN:
MTTU tough on road offenders
Wednesday, August 28 2013

Nine drivers have been fined a total of GH¢ 1,620.00 by the Madina Magistrate’s Court, presided over by Mr Ernest Adjanor for various traffic offences.

BONGO:
Alex Adugdaa appointed to succeed Clement Atiah as DCE
Wednesday, August 28 2013

Alex Ayamdor Adugdaa has received an appointment as the new District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Bongo district assembly in the Upper East region.

TOLON:
MP plans to roll-out CHPS project for Tali
Wednesday, August 28 2013

In line with measures by government to help bring healthcare services to the doorsteps of Ghanaians, the Member of Parliament for Tolon in the Northern region, Wahab Suhiyini Wumbei is planning to construct Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) centre at Tali.

DANGME E:
Nii Armarh Ashietey tells Ga Dangmes in diaspora to unite
Wednesday, August 28 2013

The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Honourable Nii Armah Ashietey has called on all Ga Dangmes in and outside Ghana to unite and foster for a common goal as one people with a vision that will move the Gadangme state to a better place for the people of Accra.

SOCIAL:
NADMO to institute School Disaster Management Committee
Wednesday, August 28 2013

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), in collaboration with stakeholders, is working out a manual on School Disaster Management Committee to address the safety of students.

ASANTE A SOUTH:
DCE assures equitable development projects for communities
Wednesday, August 28 2013

Mr De-graft Fokuo, Asante-Akim District Chief Executive (DCE) for Asante-Akim South, has assured the people of even development through fair distribution of projects.

SECURITY:
Prez meets with Security chiefs
Thursday, August 29 2013

The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, John Dramani Mahama, on wednesday met with the National Security Council, which comprises of the heads of the various security agencies.

SOCIAL:
UNICEF/MLGRD intensify cholera eduction
Thursday, August 29 2013

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) and UNICEF have intensified sanitary education within some cholera pandemic communities in the Greater Accra Region.

ELECTION PETITION:
Prez Mahama to stay or Nana Akufo Addo takes over presidency
Thursday, August 29 2013

After eight months of intense legal battle over the disputed 2012 presidential election, Ghanaians at the end of today will know who truly won the elections.

SOCIAL:
GBA congratulates Supreme Court
Thursday, August 29 2013

The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has congratulated the nine Justices of the Supreme Court for their endurance in sitting for long hours and patiently listening to the parties involved in the historical case before them.

EDUCATION:
Scrapping of trainee teachers’ allowances is to ensure equity - Minister
Thursday, August 29 2013

The government’s decision to scrap allowances for trainees in the colleges of education is to ensure equity and fairness in the educational system, the Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Agyeman, has explained.

POLITICS:
Supreme Court rules in favour of Prez Mahama/NDC
Thursday, August 29 2013

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and two others against  the results declared by the Electoral Commission in the 2012 Election

POLITICS:
Akufo-Addo accepts Supreme Court verdict but...
Thursday, August 29 2013

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he “disagrees” with the Supreme Court’s verdict on the election petition case but “will not ask for a review”.

SOCIAL:
Prez Mahama to address nation at 7pm today
Thursday, August 29 2013

President Mahama will address the nation on Thursday evening at 7:00pm after the Election petition verdict.

STMA:
Local Gov’t Ministry engages two consultants
Thursday, August 29 2013

Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, on Wednesday signed contracts with two consultancy firms in Accra as part of the implementation of the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Project (GUMPP).

SUNYANI:
6,000 cocoa farmers receive USD537,306.00
Thursday, August 29 2013

Six thousand (6,000) cocoa farmers spread across six districts in Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo are to receive bonus payments totaling USD537,306.00.

KMA:
KATH administrator commits suicide over divorce
Thursday, August 29 2013

A 33-year-old female administrator of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ama Gyamfia, committed suicide on Tuesday evening, less than 24 hours after her husband had informed her of his final decision to end their two-year-old marriage.

HOHOE:
Hohoe remains quiet
Thursday, August 29 2013

The Hohoe Municipality in the Volta Region, has remained quiet even after the verdict of the Supreme Court on the 2012 petition, on Thursday.

ADAKLU:
TB patients advised to take drugs religiously
Thursday, August 29 2013

Ms Pearl Baah, Adaklu District Tuberculosis (TB) Coordinator, has appealed to TB patients to take their drugs as prescribed to prevent the bacteria from becoming resistant to the drugs.

SOCIAL:
Strengthen legal framework for PWDs inclusion - Advisor
Thursday, August 29 2013

A policy advisor for Persons with Disability (PWDs) has called on government to take critical steps to create the enabling legislative framework that focuses on specific needs of marginalised and vulnerable persons to ensure their full integration.

POLITICS:
Prez assures of better days ahead
Thursday, August 29 2013

President John Mahama has indicated that with the Supreme Court verdict closing the chapter on the election petition, all must work together with government to move the development of the country forward.

POLITICS:
Ghana has been the ultimate winner after SC verdict - Mahama
Friday, August 30 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has applauded the political maturity with which the Supreme Court verdict on the election petition has been received saying “Ghana has been the ultimate winner”.

ATWIMA K:
Kwabena Nkrumah nominated for DCE position
Friday, August 30 2013

Mr. Kwabena Nkrumah has been appointed by President John Dramani Mahama to head the Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462.

KPANDO:
Prez nominates new MCE
Friday, August 30 2013

The vacant Municipal Chief Executive position created by the elevation of Mr. Francis Ganyaglo to the deputy Volta Regional Minister will soon be filled following the appointment of Madam Paulina Delali Adinyirah as MCE.

INTERNATIONAL:
European Union Delegation commends Ghana
Friday, August 30 2013

In reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on Thursday, the European Union (EU) Delegation to Ghana,  has commended the country for its adherence to the rule of law and praised the Court for a job well done.

AMA:
Brisk business returns to Accra
Friday, August 30 2013

Brisk business in the central business district of Accra and other parts of the capital have returned a day after the Supreme Court affirmed the presidency of President John Dramani Mahama.

BOLGATANGA:
Upper regions declare open defecation free by 2014
Friday, August 30 2013

District Assemblies in the Upper East and the Upper West Regions have pledged to work assiduously to declare their Districts Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the close of 2014.

ZABZUGU:
Local initiative reduces teenage pregnancy
Friday, August 30 2013

Imam Vat, a locally developed punitive initiative, instituted by stakeholders in education in the Zabzugu/Tatale District of the Northern Region, has helped to reduce the increasing incidence of teenage pregnancy in the area.

SECURITY:
Police to remain on the ground; post-ruling strategy initiated
Friday, August 30 2013

Public Affairs Director of the Police Service, DSP Cephas Arthur, has revealed the police will still maintain visibility at key areas to ensure no untoward event mars the peace of the country - a day after the Supreme Court delivered its ruling on the election petition case.

SOCIAL:
Minister directs social welfare to register orphanages
Friday, August 30 2013

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur has directed the care reforms and orphanages division of the Department of Social Welfare (DSWF) to register all orphanages in the country with the department and police stations located within the same vicinity as the orphanages.

GOMOA W:
Gomoa-Sampa gets housing units for teachers
Friday, August 30 2013

The Gomoa West District Assembly has constructed a GH¢65,000 semi-detached housing units for the people of Gomoa-Sampa in the Central Region.

C TONGU:
Mary Agbenyenu appointed DCE
Friday, August 30 2013

Baring any surprises from assembly members at the Central Tongu District Assembly, Mary Ama Agbenyenu will become the new District Chief Executive following the termination of appointment of Alhaji Bubey Dzinedu in July this year.

POLITICS:
Peace Council salute Akufo Addo
Friday, August 30 2013

The National Peace Council has commended the NPP’s Presidential Candidate Nana Akuffo Addo for accepting the verdict of the Supreme Court.

NADOWLI:
Cadet leadership ends in Kaleo
Friday, August 30 2013

The 12th National Cadet Corps Leadership Training Programme (NCCLTP), which brought together 82 schools across the country, ended at kaleo in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region.

INTERNATIONAL:
Ghana’s Airforce to provide air services to troops in Mali
Friday, August 30 2013

The United Nations has selected Ghana’s Airforce to provide air services to its troops on peace keeping operations in Mali.

BUSINESS:
Gov’t receives more oil money
Friday, August 30 2013

The government has raked in US$422.77 million through the lifting of crude oil at the jubilee field for the first six months of the year.

ENERGY:
Minister lauds VRA’s contribution to energy sector
Friday, August 30 2013

The Minister for Energy and Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah Kofi-Buah, has commended the Volta River Authority (VRA) for its immense contributions to the country’s energy sector especially at the time the country was faced with difficulties in gas supply.

GA C:
Nii Okaiman East area cries for school projects
Friday, August 30 2013

Educational standards in the Nii Okaiman East Electoral area located in the Ga Central Municipality continue to decline; a situation which has become a source of worry for most parents and stakeholders in the area.

KINTAMPO N:
New MCE named
Friday, August 30 2013

Mr. Michael Justice Baffoe has been appointed by President John Mahama as the new Chief Executive for the Kintampo North Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region to spearhead the development agenda of the government.

BUSINESS:
Govt renews search for private investors to decongest ports
Friday, August 30 2013

Government has renewed its search for private investors to partner it to build and operate the Bonkra inland Port and the Eastern Railway line project.

INTERNATIONAL:
US commends Ghana after SC verdict
Friday, August 30 2013

The United States of America (USA) has lauded the Supreme Court verdict and commended Ghana for its peaceful resolution of the 2012 presidential election dispute.

EDUCATION:
UTAG to take decision on strike
Friday, August 30 2013

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) will today, decide whether or not to continue with its industrial action.

SECURITY:
Prez. Mahama advises military to be professional
Friday, August 30 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday advised military officers to discharge their duties professionally irrespective of the circumstances they find themselves.

ECONOMICS:
Technocrats discuss social dimensions of oil production
Friday, August 30 2013

The Government has been asked to work with academia and technocrats to develop appropriate policies to better manage the challenges in the country’s oil and gas industry.

SECURITY:
Ghana is 5th best peacekeeping mission in the world
Friday, August 30 2013

Ghana’s peacekeeping contribution to the United Nations has been ranked the fifth best in the world.

AGRIC:
Farmers hint of decline in cocoa production
Friday, August 30 2013

Cocoa farmers in the Ashanti Region have appealed to government and the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to reverse their decision to discontinue the free mass cocoa spraying exercise and save the industry from collapse.

ADENTA:
Assembly fails to approve MCE
Saturday, August 31 2013

The Adenta Municipal Assembly on Friday disapproved the nomination of the former Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs Nubly Kakra Vanlare, who had been re-nominated by President John Mahama for another term of office.

SOCIAL:
Ghana has a good educational system-Minister
Friday, August 30 2013

Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman, Minister of Education, said Ghana has a very good educational system, which endear the nation to most countries around the world.

ELECTION PETITION:
Supreme Court judges err in judgement delivery
Saturday, August 31 2013

 The President of the Supreme Court Judges who dismissed a landmark Election Petition challenging the legitimacy of President John Mahama erred in delivering the judgement.

STMA:
Demand accountability from managers of national resources
Saturday, August 31 2013

Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has called on Presiding Members (PMs) of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), to ensure accountability from officials entrusted with the management of the national resources.

AMA:
Street naming exercise starts
Saturday, August 31 2013

Streets totalling 3,584 have been identified and named by the Town and Country Planning for the Accra metropolis under the ongoing nation-wide street naming exercise.

RELIGION:
Don’t use Bible to deceive and cheat - Asantehene
Saturday, August 31 2013

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has advised against strange biblical interpretations and teachings, made ostensibly to mislead and take advantage of unsuspecting people in the society.