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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Four hundred thousand more pupils are to benefit from the Ghana School Feeding Programme, beginning the 2013/2014 academic year.
Ghana is reported to be gaining a bad reputation for Cyber-crime, also known as “sakawa”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly has elected Mr Samuel Addai Agyekum as its Presiding Member after an emergency meeting held at Kumawu.
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.
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.
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.
Alhaji Bubey Dzinadu, District Chief Executive for the Central Tongu District in the Volta Region has been relieved of his post.
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.
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.
The Akontombra District Assembly has endorsed Mr Peter Nkuah’s as District Chief Executive for the area.
Kumasi Metropolitan Director of Education, Mrs E. Naana Abudu, has appealed to parents to make the necessary sacrifices to provide their children with education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A newly constructed mortuary in the Tema Metropolitan Assembly has virtually been abandoned leaving it at the mercy of the weather.
The Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has launched the Pre-Tertiary Teacher Professional Development and Management (PTPDM) policy in Ghana.
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.
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.
The Council of State is asking President John Mahama to be bold and resolute in dealing with the serious issues confronting the country.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The Ga South Municipal Assembly has taken steps to regularise land acquisitions and prevent eviction of unsuspecting residents from their homes by estate developers.
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.
Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur over the weekend said the dignity of the chieftaincy institution depends largely on the chiefs themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly has elected Mr Samuel Addai Agyekum as its Presiding Member after an emergency meeting held at Kumawu.
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.
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.
Butchers at the “Articulator” area behind the Vodafone Head Office at Avenor in Accra have been ordered to halt their operations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President John Dramani Mahama has donated some items to the Muslim community in the Western Region ahead of this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly, (LEKMA) of Accra, Daniel Amartey Mensah has been removed from office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President John Mahama has backed calls for the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) but cautions that must be done gradually.
A second floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit is in the offing for Ghana’s oil and gas industry.
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.
President John Dramani Mahama has assured that more roads will be constructed in the country in order to aid movement of persons and businesses.
The Ministry of Interior has declared Thursday August 8, 2013 as a statutory Public Holiday.
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.
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.
Government has paid beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) in the Keta Municipality areas it owed them last year.
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.
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.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) will soon announce an upward adjustment in utility tariffs.
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.
Government through the Ministry of Interior has declared Thursday August 8, 2013 as a statutory Public Holiday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some members of the Techiman Municipal Assembly on Tuesday expressed unhappiness over the privatisation of the Techiman Tomato factory.
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.
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.
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.
President John Mahama has stressed that his government will at no point in time, cancel the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At an induction ceremony, they were charged to uphold the highest standards bearing in mind the role the Judiciary plays in strengthening democracy.
Counsel for the petitioners and respondents are poised to deliver their oral addresses to the supreme court today, Wednesday August 7, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President John Mahama has stated, he did nothing wrong by emerging winner of the 2012 presidential election as declared by the Electoral Commission.
The Supreme Court has fixed August 29, 2013 as judgment day for the election petition which has been pending since December 2012.
Mobile operator Tigo over the weekend made some donations to the Ada Traditional Council in support of this years’ Ada Asafotufiam festival.
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.
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.
The government and organised labour on Tuesday agreed that there could be no viable alternative to the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP).
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.
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.
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.
The Kumawu District Assembly within the relatively short period of its creation is making strides to bring development to the people.
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.
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.
Muslims across the country are today celebrating the annual Eid-ul-Fitr festival after a month of fasting and prayers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Trade Ministry has justified its moves to allow for the export of ferrous scrap after an earlier ban.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) of the Nsawam Senior High School (SHS) has called for the urgent relocation of the school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) has appealed to Ghanaians to refrain from provocative actions and utterances that have the tendency to breed conflict.
Eastern Regional Minister, Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso has commissioned a new taxi rank at Anyinam.
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.
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).
President John Mahama has challenged the twin towns of Nkonya and Alavanyo to put behind them decades of violence and fighting and embrace peace.
Government is to establish a national pilgrimage board to coordinate the activities of pilgrims of various faiths in the country.
The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Nayon Bilijo, says his outfit will soon investigate corruption allegations against the National Premix Committee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alhaji Mohammed Kwaku Doku, Asunafo North Municipal Chief Executive, has pledged the assembly’s commitment to address challenges facing education in the Municipality.
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.
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.
Prices of some mobile phones have seen increases due to the 20% tariff imposed on imported mobile phones and accessories.
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.
Two galamsey operators have been confirmed dead after seven illegal miners dived into the Pra river to escape arrest.
Two fishermen have been apprehended by the Marine Police Unit for engaging in illegal fishing practices.
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.
Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMT) is to increase its revenue by 15 per cent by the end of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The announcement by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) that consensus had been reached for tariff increases has been rebuffed by some major stakeholders.
Finance Minister Seth Terkper has defended Ghana’s timing of issuing the West African country’s second Eurobond.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President John Dramani Mahama has said there would still be peace in the country after the Supreme Court ruling on the 2012 Election Petition.
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.
The third batch of trainees under Newmont Ghana’s Apprenticeship Training Programme has graduated from their four-year training in mechanical and electrical maintenance.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Francis Abotsi, Volta Regional Environmental Health Officer, on Monday gave the assurance that the region would not record any cholera outbreak this year.
Government has rubbished claims by the Minority New Patriotic Party in Parliament that the country’s agriculture sector is on the brink of collapse.
Government has denied reports it is transferring the management of PSC Tema Shipyard to Tullow Oil.
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.
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.
The Kwesimintsim Police on Monday arrested two persons for allegedly killing a nine-year old girl, at Dixcove in the Ahanta West District.
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.
The police at Twifo Praso in the Central Region have been accused of engaging in illegal galamsey operations.
Five persons are reported dead, while several others were left in critical condition from an accident at Mim in the Atwima Nwabiagya District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo in Accra has called on chiefs to end the indiscriminate selling of lands within their jurisdictions.
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).
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.
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.
Ghana held their first training session in Istanbul, Monday evening without Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first female Registrar of the University of Ghana, Mrs Mercy Haizel-Ashia, has been sworn in.
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.
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.
The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has destroyed large quantities of unwholesome goods comprising food items and drugs in the Upper East Region.
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.
A comprehensive and integrated national airport system plan is being prepared to address Ghana’s transportation needs.
President John Mahama has expressed satisfaction with security arrangements made so far ahead of the Supreme Court verdict.
The Police have warned all party supporters who have nothing to do at the Supreme Court Wednesday to stay away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has called on Ghanaians to rise above partisan affiliations, religious segregation and ethnic differences and put Ghana first.
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.
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.
The Kadjebi District Assembly continues to make progress in its efforts to ensuring good personal and environmental sanitation in the district.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 20,000 dollar computer laboratory for basic schools in Upper Bobikuma has been inaugurated and handed over to the authorities.
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.
Inflation shot up marginally in July to record a rate of 11.8 percent.
Pupils in basic schools have been urged to pursue the study of Science and Mathematics to help enhance socio-economic development.
The President’s nominee for Sunyani Municipal Assembly, Mr. Kwasi Oppong Ababio has been confirmed as the Municipal Chief Executive.
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.
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.
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.
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has warned Ghana would lose a lot of revenue if the gas project is delayed any further.
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.
The Mfantsipim School in Cape Coast has inaugurated an 18-member board of governors for the school.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Alhassan, will inaugurate the Police Visibility Office in Kumasi later Wednesday August 14.
Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey will start in goal for Ghana against Turkey in Wednesday evening’s friendly in Istanbul.
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 .
The Committee tasked to undertake feasibility studies for the establishment of the Eastern University would soon present its report to the President for consideration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr Francis Abotsi, Volta Regional Director of Environmental Health, has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to collaborate in waste management.
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.
The country’s textile industry is under threat of collapse due to smuggling activities within the industry.
Eighteen armed robbers have been killed during police operations in the Ashanti Region over the last 15 months.
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.
The Minerals Commission is proposing to government to suspend some ongoing projects which are being executed with mineral revenue.
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.
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.
Some residential facilities belonging to nurses in Wa have been converted into drinking spots by people believed to be illegally occupying the place.
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.
More university students have jumped to the defense of their lecturers to condemn the proposal to create a National Research Fund.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), on Thursday presented 120 Desktop Computers to the Ghana Prison Service worth GHC153, 000, in Accra.
About 500 residents have been displaced in the Upper West regional capital Wa after torrential rains hit the area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ghana Police Service is confident the country will be peaceful after the Supreme Court Judgment in the election petition.
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.
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).
The inadequacy of agricultural extension agents compared to the number of farmers is said to be affecting effective agricultural productivity in the country.
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.
The East Akyem Municipal Assembly on Friday endorsed Mr Simon Peter Asirifi, the incumbent Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for another four year term.
Cabinet has approved a Petroleum Agreement that will allow some Ghanaian exploration companies to explore the country’s oil reserves.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tullow Ghana Limited, has donated 80 solar lamps to students of Methodist Senior High School (MEHSEC) in Sekondi.
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.
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.
President John Mahama has cautioned Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee not to use its hearings to tarnish the image of ruling governments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hohoe Municipal Assembly without any shred of doubt remains one of the most important economic hub in the Volta Region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The management of Nkoranza District Health Insurance Scheme has registered about 20,181 people, including children from some deprived communities.
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.
Assembly Members in the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly have endorsed Mr. Alex Somuah Obeng, the President’s appointee as Municipal Chief Executive.
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.
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.
Madam Stella Amoatemaa, a teacher, has been elected Nkoranza South Municipal Chief Executive.
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.
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.
The Cabinet has approved the issuance of a petroleum agreement between the GNPC, GNPC ExploreCo and AGM Ghana for south deepwater offshore Ghana.
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.
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.
The Tamale High Court presided over by Mr. Justice Laurent Ladzagla Mensah, on Tuesday sentenced to death Yahuza Yakubu for murder.
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.
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.
Policy group Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) says whichever party loses the election petition should not seek for a review.
Dr Joyce Aryee, Management and Communications Consultant, has observed that graduate unemployment is a matter of choice.
Acting Director General of the Ghana Prisons Service Matilda Baffour-Awuah has strongly made a case that first time offenders should not be incarcerated.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Ministry of Fisheries and Acqua-culture Development is considering the option banning the import of certain agro-chemicals that harm aquatic life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chief Executive of Gomoa West, Theophilus Adu Mensah has commissioned a ten- seater aqua prevy toilet facility at Ateazde
The Ahafo-Ano North District Assembly has endorsed the nomination of Mr David Addai-Amankwah as District Chief Executive (DCE).
Nene Sakitey II, Konor of Manya Krobo Traditional Area, has called on government to consider locating the proposed Eastern Regional University at Krobo Odumase.
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.
The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) is likely to locate the new commercial airport for Takoradi at Princess town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government is to establish an independent Consumer Protection Authority to implement policy and co-ordinate consumer activities in partnership with regulatory agencies and stakeholders.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The President, Mr John Dramani Mahama and his team will begin a two-day retreat today at the Peduase Lodge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
University of Ghana faces imminent closure as lecturers continue their strike almost two weeks into new academic year.
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.
Government has begun work on the 2014 budget with an overwhelming focus on job creation following a two day Presidential retreat over thev weekend.
An eight-member technical committee has been commissioned to work out the modalities and plans towards converting polytechnics into technical universities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Wenchi Rural Bank has presented a double decker refrigerator and 43 flat screen television costing GHC5,000 to the Wenchi Methodist Hospital.
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.
President John Dramani Mahama on Monday announced that government would create a database of all the vulnerable and marginalised people.
President John Mahama has nominated about 30 more Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).
Eight women perished when a boat capsized on the Oti river in the Volta Region yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ketu South Municipal Assembly will soon have a permanent Municipal Chief Executive subject to approval by Assembly Members of the President’s nominee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 of the 1992 constitution of the Local Government Act 1992, Act 462.
Madam Dora Ama Tamea has been named by the President as the new District Chief Executive for the Jaman South Assembly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
President John Mahama has given the strongest assurance yet that Ghana will remain peaceful after the Supreme Court judgment Thursday.
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.
The live coverage of the 2012 presidential election petition at the Supreme Court has cost the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) GH¢3.5 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Government says it has released the much publicized investigative committee report on the alleged financial malfeasance at GYEEDA.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alex Ayamdor Adugdaa has received an appointment as the new District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Bongo district assembly in the Upper East region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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”.
President Mahama will address the nation on Thursday evening at 7:00pm after the Election petition verdict.
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).
Six thousand (6,000) cocoa farmers spread across six districts in Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo are to receive bonus payments totaling USD537,306.00.
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.
The Hohoe Municipality in the Volta Region, has remained quiet even after the verdict of the Supreme Court on the 2012 petition, on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Peace Council has commended the NPP’s Presidential Candidate Nana Akuffo Addo for accepting the verdict of the Supreme Court.
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.
The United Nations has selected Ghana’s Airforce to provide air services to its troops on peace keeping operations in Mali.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) will today, decide whether or not to continue with its industrial action.
President John Dramani Mahama on Friday advised military officers to discharge their duties professionally irrespective of the circumstances they find themselves.
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.
Ghana’s peacekeeping contribution to the United Nations has been ranked the fifth best in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.