EDUCATION:
Gov’t agrees to pay book,research allowance arrears to striking lecturers
Tuesday, August 26 2014

After a three-month protracted labour conflict, government has finally agreed to pay the controversial book and research allowance arrears to university and polytechnic lecturers within one month.

HEALTH:
Ghana to host ECOWAS meeting on Ebola
Tuesday, August 26 2014

Ghana is expected to host an extraordinary meeting of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) Assembly of Health Ministers on the Ebola disease.

SISSALA W:
Assembly exceeds revenue target
Friday, August 22 2014

The Sissala West District Assembly has collected GH₵ 171,938.54 as Internally Generated Funds (IGF) representing 85.5 percent of the second quarter estimate of GH₵ 18,750.00.

RELIGION:
Christianity must advance the Nation - Vice-President
Friday, August 22 2014

Vice-President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has urged Christians to be bold to denounce indiscipline and other evils plaguing the society.

SOCIAL:
Mahama to tackle drug trafficking in West Africa
Friday, August 22 2014

President John Dramani Mahama has promised to use his position as the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) to tackle the menace of drug trafficking in the sub-region.

HEALTH:
Public warned against eating fruits pecked by birds
Friday, August 01 2014

A medical doctor has warned the public against eating fruits pecked by birds and other animals to avoid contracting the Ebola disease.

POLITICS:
Mahama leaves for US-Africa Summit today
Friday, August 01 2014

President John Dramani Mahama will, later on Friday, leave for the United States of America (USA) to attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit.

SOCIAL:
SSNIT deploys 37 contractors to housing project site
Friday, August 01 2014

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has kick-start the Borteyman affordable housing project with 37 contractors moved to site for four months after government handed over the project.

ATEBUBU:
Stakeholders dicuss complimentary basic education
Friday, August 01 2014

Actionaid Ghana a non-governmental organization has organized a stakeholders meeting in Atebubu to review the Complimentary Basic Education CBE project and plan activities for the second year.

JASIKAN:
Pencil of Promise build classroom blocks for 4 communities
Friday, August 01 2014

Some four communities in the Jasikan District in the Volta Region would soon see improvement in educational infrastructure following an intervention from a non-governmental organization, Pencil of Promise.

ATEBUBU:
135 needy girls receive cash reimbursements
Friday, August 01 2014

One hundred and thirty-five needy school girls in the Atebubu-Amantin district have been presented with a total of GHC 3,240.00 as reimbursement for registration fees for the just ended basic education certificate examinations.

KWAHU S:
Assembly meets artisans, traders on fee fixing
Friday, August 01 2014

The Kwahu South District Assembly is undertaking a fee fixing consultative meeting with various business groups in the district as part of its mid-year review process.

BUSINESS:
BoG to prosecute unlicensed microfinance institutions
Friday, August 01 2014

The Bank of Ghana says it would close down and prosecute microfinance institutions (MFI), which are operating without licence from the bank.

ENTERTAINMENT:
PY of Viasat1 Oneshow contract expires
Friday, August 01 2014

As of July 7th 2014, co-host of The One Show, PY Addo Boateng’s contract expired and shall not be renewed for the next season as the show takes a new format.

ATEBUBU:
Bango holds sensitization meeting on mental health
Saturday, August 02 2014

The Brong Ahafo network of nongovernmental organizations BANGO through the Community Initiative Foundation CIF an NGO has organized a stakeholder’s sensitization meeting on mental health in Atebubu.

LEDZOKUKU-K:
President Mahama inspects Accra East Roads
Saturday, August 02 2014

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday expressed satisfaction at the rate of construction works on the eastern part of Accra roads after a two- hour inspection of the projects.

ECONOMICS:
BoG to prosecute offending micro-finance institutions
Saturday, August 02 2014

The Bank of Ghana says it would close down and prosecute micro-finance institutions (MFI), which are operating without licence from the bank.

ECONOMICS:
President Mahama discusses measures for microeconomic stability
Sunday, August 03 2014

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday met the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Economy at the Flagstaff House to reflect further on the range of issues affecting the economy.

POLITICS:
Ghana urged to sign treaty on Arms Trade
Sunday, August 03 2014

Mr Barfuor Amoa, President of the West Africa Network on Small Arms (WAANSA), has appealed to government to ratify the United Nations Convention on Arms and Trade Treaty (ATT), to ensure effective control on the proliferation of arms in the country.

ECONOMICS:
Ghana opens discussions with IMF for bailout program
Sunday, August 03 2014

President John Mahama has directed that immediate initiatives be taken to open discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other development partners in support of Ghana’s programme for stabilization and growth.

EDUCATION:
Teachers accuse Controller of allegedly selling e-payslip codes
Monday, August 04 2014

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has accused some officials of the Controller and Accountant General’s Department for allegedly selling e-payslips meant for free for teachers thus denying many tutors of the code.

SOCIAL:
Limited voters registration begins today
Monday, August 04 2014

After a postponement and a Supreme Court action over procedure, Electoral Commission is finally set to register new voters today across 6,000 centers.

ATEBUBU:
Green Light Co-operative credit union opens new office complex
Monday, August 04 2014

Green Light Co-operative Credit Union, formerly Atebubu Area Teachers Co-operative Credit Union has opened its new one storey office complex in Atebubu.

AKATSI N:
Social Welfare proposes skills dev’t centre
Monday, August 04 2014

A skills development centre is to be established in the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region to help train youth in some selected artisanal works.

WA:
Illegal miners use metal detectors to pick gold nuggets
Monday, August 04 2014

Illegal miners operating in some parts of the Northern and Upper West Regions, are now using metal detectors, mainly owned by foreigners, to pick gold nuggets.

KWAHU S:
Youth receive training in soap making
Monday, August 04 2014

Mr. Joseph Omari Sasu, District Chief Executive for Kwahu South has hailed the success of skilled training workshop organized for some youth in the district.

TAMALE:
Assembly invests in education
Monday, August 04 2014

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly has doubled its efforts to overturn the falling standard of education in the area.

SUNYANI:
Street preachers banned in Sunyani
Monday, August 04 2014

The Sunyani Municipal Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region has banned the activities of street preachers in the municipality, to stem excessive noise in the city.

SOCIAL:
Government committed to infrastructure dev’t – Veep
Monday, August 04 2014

Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has reiterated the government’s resolve to extend infrastructure development to every part of the country, in spite of budgetary constraints.

BINDURI:
Public Private Initiative is necessary in MMDAs dev’t schemes-DCE
Monday, August 04 2014

The District Chief Executive for the Binduri district, one of the emerging districts within the Bawku enclaves in the Upper East region, Daniel Adoliba Akologo has underscored the need for government to focus on building the capacity of the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in promoting private public initiatives across board.

SOCIAL:
Voter registration exercise records low turnout
Monday, August 04 2014

Day one of the limited voter registration exercise being organized by the Electoral Commission recorded low turnout as potential candidates express lack of enthusiasm for the exercise.

AFIGYA K:
GH¢300,000.00 voted for health facilities
Tuesday, August 05 2014

The Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly has earmarked GH¢300,000.00 for the construction of two Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds as part of an aggressive drive to bring health care to the doorstep of the people.

HEALTH:
Health Minister commends NHIA
Tuesday, August 05 2014

Heath Minister, Dr Agyemang Mensah has praised the management and staff of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) stating that “you are doing a good job.”

ECONOMICS:
Mahama explains IMF bailout decision
Tuesday, August 05 2014

President John Dramani Mahama says the decision to open discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is not because of the failure of government’s own home grown solutions, but rather because of the need for policy credibility and confidence from the international financial institutions, capital markets and investors for the measures being implemented to restore economic stability and growth.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t begins mass refuse collection exercise in Accra
Tuesday, August 05 2014

The Government has begun an exercise to collect all refuse at the 17 dump sites across the national capital, Accra.

JASIKAN:
Assembly awards contract for new assembly block
Tuesday, August 05 2014

The Jasikan District Assembly has awarded contract for the construction of a new assembly block with ancillary facilities.

GA S:
We are committed to effective waste management - MCE
Tuesday, August 05 2014

The Ga South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Jerry Akwei Thompson, has given the assurance that the assembly is seriously considering the concerns of the people in the effective management of solid waste to enhance living standards.

KMA:
Assembly rallies public for massive tree planting exercise
Tuesday, August 05 2014

As part of intensified efforts to restore the city of Kumasi to its former accolade of “Garden City”, a massive tree-planting exercise would be organised in the metropolis on Saturday. 

GA C:
More women undergo skills training
Tuesday, August 05 2014

So far over 400 women have benefitted from skills training in various income generating activities in the Ga Central Municipality in Accra.

SOCIAL:
Ghana signs new USD498 million compact with US
Tuesday, August 05 2014

President John Dramani Mahama and the US Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry, will today witness the signing of an agreement between Ghana and the US government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for the release of the second MCC compact of USD498 million.

BEREKUM:
Mpatapo road gets facelift
Tuesday, August 05 2014

Rehabilitation works is currently ongoing on the Mpatapo road in the Berekum Municipal Assembly to ease the problems road commuters face on the road.

ENVIRONMENT:
Veep directs city authorities to clear refuse sites within ten days
Wednesday, August 06 2014

Vice President Amissah Arthur has given City Authorities and other waste management companies 10 days to clear all unapproved refuse dumping sites in the capital.

EDUCATION:
POTAG urges members to remain calm
Wednesday, August 06 2014

The Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) on Tuesday urged its members to remain calm and await governing action towards the payment of the Book and Research Allowances (BRA).

HEALTH:
KATH establishes isolation wards for Ebola
Wednesday, August 06 2014

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the nation’s second largest referral facility, has set up an isolation ward at its polyclinic to deal with any suspected Ebola case.

TOURISM:
Work on USD323m Achimota Eco Park set to start October
Wednesday, August 06 2014

The Forestry Commission has outdoored plans to pump over $320m to transform the Achimota Forest into an eco-tourism enclave under a public-private partnership through a public-private partnership arrangement.

BEREKUM:
MCE donates equipment to Berekum Garages Association
Wednesday, August 06 2014

Municipal Chief Executive for Berekum, Opoku Yiadom Boakye has donated assorted items to some Garage owners in the light industrial area within the municipality.

ABURA:
Resident appeal to gov’t to revive citrus processing factory
Wednesday, August 06 2014

Some residents of Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese in the Central Region are appealing to government to help revamp citrus factory that would enable them process the citrus that they grow.

YENDI:
Assembly receives tools for youth training
Thursday, August 07 2014

The National Apprenticeship Programme has presented large quantities of tools to the Yendi Municipal Assembly to help to train out of school youth in the Yendi Municipality.

TALENSI:
ActionAid urges more women to assume leadership roles
Thursday, August 07 2014

The challenges confronting women could be reduced if more females accept to work towards assuming leadership positions, Ms Juliet Adams, Programmes Officer of Action Aid Ghana (AAG) has observed.

KWABRE E:
Special registration records low turnout
Thursday, August 07 2014

The special limited voter registration exercise recorded a very low turnout in the Kwabre East District on the early days of the exercise.

KEEA:
New community centre commissioned at Gwira-Akyinim
Thursday, August 07 2014

The 2012 flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has commissioned and handed over a Community Center to the people of Gwira- Akyinim in the Komenda Edina Eguafo-Abirem (KEEA) Municipality.

AMANSIE C:
Assembly complex is 88 percent complete-DCE
Thursday, August 07 2014

Soon, decentralized departments, agencies and institutions at the Amansie Central District Assembly would not have to worry about office accommodation as the assembly complex under construction is at advance stage of completion.

AKATSI N:
DCE inaugurates water and sanitation committee
Thursday, August 07 2014

A 13 member District Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Water and Sanitation (DICCS) has been inaugurated in the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region.

ZABZUGU:
UNFPA programme activities on maternal/reproductive health completed
Thursday, August 07 2014

Zabzugu District Assembly, has completed the 2014 implementation of the second quarter programme activities of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on maternal and reproductive health.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t to import timber
Friday, August 08 2014

The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Barbara Serwaa Asamoah has indicated that government will soon commence the importation of timber into the country.

NKORANZA N:
Don’t shun Eric Amoateng – DCE to residents
Friday, August 08 2014

The District Chief Executive of Nkoranza North, Kojo Adjei Dumor is appealing to residents in the area to accept their former Member of Parliament, Eric Amoateng back into their fold after serving the jail term in the United States for drug trafficking.

HEALTH:
Doctors will not hold nation ransom over Ebola
Friday, August 08 2014

The Ghana Medical Association says Doctors will not hold Ghanaians to ransom over the Ebola pandemic which has hit West Africa.

TWIFO ATI-MORKWA:
Persons with disability receives training
Friday, August 08 2014

The Department of Social Welfare of the Twifo Atti-Morkwa District has organised a three day mobility skill training workshop for the visually impaired in the district.

ADANSI N:
Construction of district hospital commences
Friday, August 08 2014

It is just a matter of time and residents in Adansi North and surrounding areas will be able to access quality health delivery with even complicated health cases following the construction of a modern district hospital.

TALENSI:
DCE tours registration centres
Friday, August 08 2014

The Talensi District Chief Executive,  has toured registration centres at the district to abreast himself of smooth flow of the limited voter registration exercise.

ASIKUMA:
Farmers want Asikuma Amanfopong road rehabilitated
Friday, August 08 2014

Continued deterioration of the feeder road linking Asikuma – Amanfopong, a major cassava producing communities in the Odoben Asikuma Brakwa, has become a major source of worry to farmers there.

BOLGA:
150 Youth supported to start own businesses
Friday, August 08 2014

One hundred and fifty-one unemployed youth in the Upper East Region were supported with tools to start their own businesses after completing a four-year vocational training in Bolgatanga

ZABZUGU:
assembly donate working tools to youths
Friday, August 08 2014

The Zabzugu District Assembly in conjunction with the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training ( COTVET), has handed over the training tools and working equipment’s for the youths in the district through its National Apprenticeship Program.

ASIKUMA:
Work on Asikuma–Amanfopong road already in progress-DCE
Friday, August 08 2014

District chief Executive for the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District, Samuel Adom Botchway in a sharp responds to call for the rehabilitation of the feeder road linking Asikuma – Amanfopong said steps had already been taken to improve the road for smooth transportation.

ECONOMICS:
BoG retraces; scraps recent forex measures
Saturday, August 09 2014

The Bank of Ghana has amended foreign exchange measures it introduced earlier this year to stabilise the cedi.

EDUCATION:
CHRAJ challenges youth to maintain high standards of integrity
Saturday, August 09 2014

Mr Richard Quayson, Deputy Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has challenged the youth to make conscious efforts to maintain high standards of integrity.

NKORANZA N:
Absence of Parliamentarian creates confusion at assembly meeting
Saturday, August 09 2014

The absence of Major Derek Oduro (Rtd) Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North Constituency became the main issue of discussion at the maiden meeting of the Nkoranza North District Assembly for the year at Busunya.

POLITICS:
EC to investigate officials accepting unspecified id cards
Saturday, August 09 2014

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it will launch investigations into allegations that some of its personnel are accepting baptismal cards and birth certificates as forms of identification for the ongoing voter registration exercise.

ECONOMICS:
Gov’t not seeking bailout from IMF – John Mahama
Sunday, August 10 2014

President John Mahama says the government is not running to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance.

HEALTH:
Enforce sanitation bye-laws: MMDCEs warned
Sunday, August 10 2014

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development will query Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive (MMDCE) who fails to furnish the Ministry with evidence of action taken against sanitation offenders within the next two months.

EDUCATION:
Govt to freeze salaries of striking poly teachers
Sunday, August 10 2014

The Deputy Minister in charge of Tertiary Education, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has expressed optimism that the impasse between the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) over their book and research allowance will be resolved soon.

TECHIMAN N:
Assembly strategies to increase revenue
Monday, August 11 2014

The Techiman North District Assembly has established a Revenue Mobilization Task Force to improve source more funds for its developmental activities.

SOCIAL:
Presidential task force uncovers GHs63 million fraud
Monday, August 11 2014

The special operations unit at the office of the president has initiated steps to retrieve more than GH₵63 million of duties fraudulently withheld by importers.

SUHUM:
Gov’t adopts approach to address labour problems
Monday, August 11 2014

Mr Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuiye, a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, says government is committed to adopt a multi-faceted approach to address some of the shortfalls in the labour front.

AMA:
Local Gov’t awards Kokomlemle West Assembly Member
Monday, August 11 2014

The Assembly Member for the Kokomlemle West sub-Metropolitan Assembly, Madam Elizabeth Comfort Adomako, has been awarded the best Assembly Member of the year.

KMA:
KMA, RCC engage in tree planting exercise
Monday, August 11 2014

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr. Samuel Sarpong, and the Mayor of Kumasi, Kojo Bonsu, last Saturday, led volunteers and a section of residents of Kumasi to embark on a tree-planting exercise in the metropolis.

STMA:
First Western Regional TEIN Workshop takes off
Monday, August 11 2014

Mr Isaac Adjei Mensah, Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways and Member of Parliament for Wassa East, on Sunday advised national service personnel to accept postings to public sector institutions.

NSAWAM:
Doctor dismisses record of Ebola
Monday, August 11 2014

The Medical Superintendent of the Nsawam Government Hospital, Dr. Kofi Ablorh, has dismissed media reports that Nsawam, a community in the Eastern Region has recorded 3 Ebola cases over the weekend.

SOCIAL:
Ministry of Local Govt to allocate budget to sanitation
Monday, August 11 2014

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development will, from the beginning of the 2015 fiscal year, allocate part of its budget to sanitation agencies.

ATEBUBU:
Voter revision exercise progresses smoothly
Tuesday, August 12 2014

The ongoing voter revision exercise is progressing smoothly in the Atebubu-Amantin district of the Brong Ahafo region.

HOHOE:
Assembly makes gains in IGF
Tuesday, August 12 2014

The Hohoe Municipal Assembly has chalked out success in its Internally Generated Fund (IGF), collecting GH¢ 300,833 out of a budget projection of GH¢275,457 posting 109 per cent for the mid-year review.

HEALTH:
Ebola Scare: GHS advises health professionals not to take chances
Tuesday, August 12 2014

Health workers are being cautioned to be careful, but professional in the handling of suspected Ebola patients in order to protect themselves from contracting the dreaded virus.

ECONOMICS:
Prez to launch GH¢10m youth fund on International Youth Day
Tuesday, August 12 2014

President John Mahama will launch the Youth Entrepreneurship Support Fund today as part of Ghana’s activities to mark the International Youth Day.

JASIKAN:
Jasikan market get facelift with 60 stores, wc toilet facility
Tuesday, August 12 2014

Improving economic infrastructure at the district levels continue to keep attention of most assembly with the few of increasing economic activities to fight poverty among the citizenry.

ATEBUBU:
Stakeholders meet on cholera, Ebola
Tuesday, August 12 2014

The Atebubu-Amantin District Directorate of the Ghana Health Services has organized a stakeholders meeting on Cholera and Ebola.

ASIKUMA:
MP supports SHS building project
Tuesday, August 12 2014

The Member of parliament for Asikuma Odoben Brakwa has donated 200 bags of cements to the Management of Breman Asikuman Senior High School (SHS) to improve upon the school’s infrastructure.

TAMALE:
Central Prison needs urgent support
Tuesday, August 12 2014

Dwindling and irregular budgetary allocation to the Tamale Central Prison is hampering the work of officials, Mr Robert Abundant Awolugutu, Northern Regional Commander of the Service, has said.

AMANSIE C:
Assembly to combat illegal mining
Tuesday, August 12 2014

The District Chief Executive for Amansie Central, Mr. Emmanuel Dede-Appiah has disclosed that the assembly will soon rollout measures to halt activities of both legal and illegal mining activities in the area.

ASOKORE M:
Assembly secures Sawaba land back to community
Tuesday, August 12 2014

The Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly has successfully gotten back a community land that has been in contention for some time back to the community.

KWABRE E:
Malaria tops OPD cases in Kwabre
Wednesday, August 13 2014

Malaria has been identified as the highest reported health cases at the various health facilities in the district for the first half of the year.

ATEBUBU:
2014 annual girls’ camp ends in Atebubu
Wednesday, August 13 2014

A five day camp for 60 girls selected from all junior high schools across the Atebubu-Amantin district has ended in the district capital Atebubu.

EDUCATION:
Re-opening of tertiary institutions postponed over Ebola
Wednesday, August 13 2014

Government has postponed the reopening date for the 2014/2015 academic year of all tertiary institutions in the country for two weeks.

YILO K:
Minister supports equipping of teachers with managerial skills
Wednesday, August 13 2014

Mr Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere, Eastern Regional Minister, has proposed that teachers should be equipped with managerial skills to be better placed to produce qualified and disciplined students for the country.

AMANSIE C:
District Police Headquarters under construction
Wednesday, August 13 2014

The Amansie Central district Assembly in the Ashanti Region is making frantic efforts to boost security situations in the district.

DORMAA:
Man arrested for smuggling cocoa
Wednesday, August 13 2014

A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly smuggling cocoa from Nkrankwanta, in the Brong Ahafo Region, to Cote d’Ivoire.

BOLGA:
Residents fret over murder incidents
Wednesday, August 13 2014

Many people in Bolgatanga and its surroundings are living in fear as two men were murdered in bizarre manners in the the Municipality.

RELIGION:
KACCI expels its president, Bishop Baffour Asare
Wednesday, August 13 2014

The Kingdom Association of Charismatic Clergy International (KACCI) has expelled its President, Bishop Dr Baffour Asare and his assistant, Apostle Elijah Sodzeto Iddo for various reasons including disloyalty which brought the association into disrepute.

HEALTH:
Korle Bu facing imminent shutdown
Thursday, August 14 2014

The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital may have to close its doors to patients due to a financial crisis which the Senior Staff Association of the Hospital say looms.

HEALTH:
Govt pumps GHc 6m; procures 10,000 protective gears to fight ebola
Thursday, August 14 2014

Government says it has directed the release of GHC 6 milllion to fight West Africa’s deadliest epidemic, Ebola

ECONOMICS:
Looming fuel shortage: Govt to defray Gh¢150m debt owed BDCs
Thursday, August 14 2014

Ghana’s government is planning on defraying Gh¢150 million of a Gh¢400 million debt owed the country’s bulk oil distributors to forestall another fuel crisis in the young oil-producing West African country.

TAMALE:
Workers should update their SSNIT records- NPRA
Thursday, August 14 2014

Mr Laud Senanu, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA), has advised workers, especially those nearing retirement, to update their records with the SSNIT for prompt payment of their retirement benefits.

TECHIMAN:
MCE inaugurates Ebola committee
Thursday, August 14 2014

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Techiman, Mr. Phillip Oppong Amponsah has inaugurated an Epidemic Management Committee (EMC) to raise awareness of the risk factors of the Ebola infection and protective measures that should be taken to reduce human infection and subsequently deaths.

SOCIAL:
P.V. Obeng’s body to lie in State today
Thursday, August 14 2014

The body of Mr. Paul Victor Obeng, Senior Presidential Advisor and Chairman of the National Development Planning Commission, will be laid in state for public viewing and filing past at the Banquet Hall of the State House today, from 1400 hours to 1800 hours.

OBUASI:
Assembly prepares against Ebola, Cholera outbreak
Thursday, August 14 2014

A 13-member Health Epidemic Preparedness Team (HEPT) has been formed to execute plans and activities to prevent any outbreak of the dreaded Ebola and cholera diseases in the Obuasi Municipality.

AMA:
Regional Minister satisfied with work at Ridge Hospital
Thursday, August 14 2014

Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister, on Wednesday expressed satisfaction at the level of work done on the Quality Health Safety and Environmental Hospital project of the Ridge Hospital in Accra.

TAMALE:
Lets develop the north in unity - Buipewura
Thursday, August 14 2014

The Buipewura Mahama Abdulai Jinapor II, Paramount Chief of the Buipe Traditional Area, has called for sustained unity among the people of the north to collectively chart a common path for development.

CAPE C:
Assembly intensifies measures to avert cholera
Friday, August 15 2014

With the cholera outbreak in parts of the country leading to the hospitalization and death of an increasing number of people, the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly(CCMA) has intensified measures to avert a similar occurrence in the metropolis.

HEALTH:
Korle Bu is broke; Owes over GH¢2m in salaries
Friday, August 15 2014

The financial capability of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital is hanging in the balance, as the expenditure of the country’s premier health facility far outweighed its revenue between January and July this year.

BOLGA:
Women learn various uses of sweet potatoes
Friday, August 15 2014

Mr Lambert Dadeebo, the Zonal Coordinator of the Roots and Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme (RTIMP), has said women’s involvement in the production, marketing and processing along the value chain was key in enhancing their socio-economic development.

BOLGA:
Farmers urged to adopt dry season gardening
Friday, August 15 2014

Alhaji Musbau Ahmed, the Acting Regional Director of Ministry of Food and Agriculture, has suggested adoption of dry season gardening by farmers in the region to augment food requirement for the region.

AMA:
Accra assigns names to Streets
Friday, August 15 2014

More than 3000 streets in Accra have been assigned names. The exercise falls under the Street Naming and Property Addressing System (SNPAS), a project initiated by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development aimed at bringing about improvement in urban planning and management.

ABURA:
Assembly passes 2013 FOAT Assessment
Friday, August 15 2014

The Abura-Asebu-Kwamanakese District Assembly in the Central Region has for the third consecutive time qualified for the district development fund (DDF) after scoring high marks in the FOAT Assessment for 2013.

HEALTH:
Step up efforts to fight Ebola – Mahama
Friday, August 15 2014

President John Mahama has tasked key government and health agencies to step up efforts to prevent the outbreak of the Ebola disease in the country.

HEALTH:
WHO to send 10 Ebola experts to Ghana
Saturday, August 16 2014

Ten experts on Ebola from the World Health Organisation (WHO)  will be in Ghana on Monday to train Ghanaian doctors and healthcare providers who will be working at the three Ebola treatment centers to be set up in the country.

EDUCATION:
Gov’t presents Laptops to teachers in Upper East
Saturday, August 16 2014

Some 4,000 teachers of basic schools in the Upper East Region who underwent training in Information Communication Technology (ICT) organized by the government have started receiving laptop computers as part of the package.

SOCIAL:
Ministeries ordered to install clocking systems
Saturday, August 16 2014

The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to install a clocking system at their work places to ensure punctuality and diligence at work.

SOCIAL:
No noise-making after 10pm - Ho Municipal Assembly imposes ban
Sunday, August 17 2014

The Ho Municipal Assembly has banned excessive noise making in the municipality, beyond 10 pm.

SECURITY:
Krachi-Nchumuru gets District Police Headquarters
Sunday, August 17 2014

Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Volta Regional Minister on Friday commissioned a District Police Headquarters at Krachi-Chinderi for the Krachi-Nchumuru District with a call for discipline among the youth in the District.

POLITICS:
EC urged to maintain no verification, no vote regulation
Sunday, August 17 2014

Political parties under the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Ghana’s Political Parties Programme (GPPP) have called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to maintain the no verification, no vote regulation.

HEALTH:
NHIA pays Korle Bu part of its debt
Monday, August 18 2014

The National Heath Insurance Authority(NHIA) has paid over one million Ghana cedis it owed the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for  treating patients on the scheme.

TECHNOLOGY:
Circulating Ebola tape to be investigated
Monday, August 18 2014

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) is set to begin investigations into a tape making rounds on social media alleging the conspiracy by political leaders to cover up the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in Ghana.

UPPER .W AKIM:
Construction of Assembly office begins
Monday, August 18 2014

Mr. Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere, Eastern Regional Minister, has cut the sod for the commencement of construction works of an office complex for the Upper West Akyem District Assembly at Adeiso.

YENDI HOSPITAL:
More professionals needed to back up operations
Monday, August 18 2014

The Yendi Municipal Hospital is critically lacking in professionals such as midwives, nurses and doctors, making work at the hospital difficult.

ASUNAFO S:
Assembly to get new admin block
Monday, August 18 2014

Very soon staff of the Asunafo South District Assembly will operate from a new premise as an official ceremony for the commencement of construction work on a three-storey administration block for the Assembly has been held at Kukuom, the District Capital.

TECHIMAN N:
Tuobodom market inaugurated
Monday, August 18 2014

Mr Anthony Kwaku Marnu, Techiman North District Chief Executive has urged the people to foster unity, peace and understanding among themselves to enhance socio-economic development.

GA E:
Assembly procures Pick-up for Street Naming exercise
Monday, August 18 2014

Mr John Kwao Sackey, Ga East Municipal Chief Executive on Thursday presented a brand new Nissan Pick-up valued at Ghs96,000 to the Fiscal Planning Department of the Municipal Assembly.

AMA:
AMA ready for CONTI project take-off
Monday, August 18 2014

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) is preparing the grounds for the commencement of the US$660 million dollar much anticipated CONTI Project.

N JUABEN:
MMDAs urged to collaborate with Statistical Service
Monday, August 18 2014

Mr Antwi Boasiako-Sekyere, Eastern Regional Minister, has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to collaborate effectively with the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) to strengthen the National Statistical System.

TMA:
TMA hints plans to ease Tema Fishing Harbour- Manhean traffic
Monday, August 18 2014

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly has considered making a move towards the construction of a new access road to link Tema Manhean through VALCO to Tema township. The plan seeks to help ease the unnecessary vehicular traffic on the Tema Fishing Harbour-Tema Manhean stretch.

BAWKU:
Security Council to meet after shooting leaves two dead
Tuesday, August 19 2014

Security Council in Bawku, in the Upper East Region, will be meeting Tuesday to look into a shooting incident in the town that left two dead and one in critical condition.

SOCIAL:
Local rice producers downplay reports of short supply
Tuesday, August 19 2014

Media reports that local rice is in short supply on the market have been downplayed by producers of the staple.

EDUCATION:
WAEC releases 2014 WASSCE results
Tuesday, August 19 2014

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the provisional  results of candidates who wrote the May/June 2014 West  Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

ENVIRONMENT:
Channel FDI into non-gold minerals, Charmber of Mines urges govt.
Tuesday, August 19 2014

The Ghana Chamber of Mines has called on government and other state advocates of mining such as the Minerals Commission to pursue policies that will channel Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into non-gold minerals.

BAWKU:
Two killed in a shooting incident
Tuesday, August 19 2014

At least two people have lost their lives and several others injured in a bloody shooting incident that occured at Patelmeh in Bawku in the Upper East region.

ATEBUBU:
10 farmer based organisations assume co-operative status
Tuesday, August 19 2014

Ten farmer based organizations in the Atebubu-Amantin district have been certified and consequently registered as cooperative societies.

HEALTH:
Ghana will not record a single case of Ebola- Health Minister declares
Wednesday, August 20 2014

Health Minister, Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah has declared, government is determined to ensure that not a single case of the deadly Ebola virus will be recorded in Ghana.

ASHAIMAN:
Gender Ministry holds walk to end violence against women
Wednesday, August 20 2014

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has organised a health walk in the Ashiaman Municipality to end gender-based violence against women and promote sexual reproductive rights in the country.

JAMAN S:
17 teachers sacked
Wednesday, August 20 2014

The Jaman South District Directorate of Education has withdrawn the services of 17 teachers for poor performance and entering the profession with fake certificates.

SOCIAL:
Help govt’s efforts on proper sanitation Regional Minister
Wednesday, August 20 2014

Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister, has urged the public to complement the government’s effort at providing quality health services by maintaining environmental and personal cleanliness.

KEEA:
Prez Mahama cuts sod for sugar factory construction
Wednesday, August 20 2014

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday announced that government would avoid all the negative tendencies and attitudes that led to the collapse of Komenda sugar factory some years back.

ENERGY:
Petroleum hedging starts Sept. 1
Wednesday, August 20 2014

Government will from September 1, 2014 introduce quarterly hedging as a measure to avoid huge debts accumulating from the subsidising price differentials on petroleum products.

KWABRE EAST:
Assembly braces itself for Ebola
Wednesday, August 20 2014

In the wake of the ebola virus scare and cholera making waves throughout the West African sub-region, especially Ghana in the past few weeks, the Public Health Management Committee in the Kwabre East District have reiterated their preparedness to fight the virus should it rear its head into the country.

BIRIM C:
E/R Minister inspects ongoing projects
Thursday, August 21 2014

Mr Antwi-Bosiako Sekyere, Eastern Regional Minister has inspected some ongoing projects at Birim Central Municipality as part of his working visit to the area.

SISSALA W:
Assembly presents motor bikes to GES
Thursday, August 21 2014

The Sissala West District Assembly has presented five motor bikes procured at a total cost of GH¢25,000.00 to the District Education Directorate to improve on the general performance of education in the district.

AMA:
Accra Mayor inaugurates sanitation committee
Thursday, August 21 2014

Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, has said the legal and regulation frameworks of the Assembly would be firmly enforced.

ASUNAFO S:
Assembly excels in FOAT assessment
Thursday, August 21 2014

The Asunafo South in the 2013 Functional Organisational Assessment Tool (FOAT) exercise under the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD).

POLITICS:
Mahama might not win in 2016 – Rawlings
Friday, August 22 2014

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says the “bad image” of the Mahama-led administration could prevent the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party from winning in 2016.

SECURITY:
Bawku gun battle subsides as calm returns
Saturday, August 23 2014

Calm has returned to Bawku Saturday morning after a chaotic Friday night of intense gun battle in the municipality.

EDUCATION:
Gov’t freezes August salaries of POTAG members
Saturday, August 23 2014

Government has decided to freeze the salaries of striking polytechnic teachers.

AMA:
Court orders AMA to stop dumping at Lavender Hill
Saturday, August 23 2014

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has been ordered to refrain from dumping untreated liquid sewerage at the Korle Gonno Beach, popularly called the Lavender Hill.

HEALTH:
ECOWAS set to meet on Ebola
Sunday, August 24 2014

Chairman of ECOWAS, President John Mahama says the regional body is set to hold a meeting on the deadly virus, Ebola.

EDUCATION:
It would be illegal to withhold our salaries- striking Poly lecturers
Sunday, August 24 2014

Striking Polytechnic lecturers have rubbished reports they will not be paid for the month of August.

AKATSI NORTH:
Residents sensitized on ebola, cholera
Monday, August 25 2014

Public campaigns on Ebola virus and cholera have been carried out for residents in the Akatsi North District in the Volta Region.

CRIME:
Wa Police arrest 10 suspected armed robbers
Sunday, August 24 2014

Ten suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the Upper West police.

AMA:
Watch what you say about gov’t officials – AMA warns
Monday, August 25 2014

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has cautioned church leaders to be circumspect in their comments about government officials.

GA WEST:
MCE lauds Kufuor for solving Kodjo Ashong water problems
Wednesday, August 27 2014

Ga West Municipal Chief Executive, Sam Atukwei Quaye has showered praises on former President John Agyekum Kufuor and his foundation for solving water challenges at Kodjo Ashong, a suburb of the district.

AMA:
Cholera outbreak worsening in Accra; over 6,000 cases recorded
Tuesday, August 26 2014

There is no sign of the cholera outbreak going away soon in the Greater Accra Region, as cases of the disease reported at health facilities increase each day.

EDUCATION:
Gov’t has been very tolerant with striking lecturers – Omane Boamah
Wednesday, August 27 2014

Communications Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah says the government has been very tolerant with striking lecturers particularly polytechnic teachers, having paid their salaries all through the period that they have been on strike.

WEST AKIM:
Assembly to build store complex to improve IGF
Wednesday, August 27 2014

In a bid to improve on the Internally Generated Fund (IGF) base of the West Akim Municipal Assembly, a store complex is to be constructed around the Asemankese Lorry Park and Market “B”.

POLITICS:
Mahama appoints new ambassadors
Thursday, August 28 2014

President John Mahama has submitted to the Council of State, two new ambassadorial nominees, Dr. Sulley Gariba and Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi.

AMA:
Assembly spearheads distribution of one million waste bins across Ghana
Thursday, August 28 2014

As part of efforts to rid the country of filth, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA)has collaborated with the Ministry of Local Government and other stakeholders to roll out a vigourous free waste bin distribution project.

AFIGYA KWABRE:
Assembly bans sand winning
Thursday, August 28 2014

The Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly has announced an immediate ban on sand winning and chainsaw operations in the district to stop the massive degradation of the area’s environment.

ASIKUMA:
Works commence on new projects
Thursday, August 28 2014

Construction work has commenced on a number of new development projects awarded on contract this year by the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Assembly.

ASIKUMA:
Assembly scores high marks in FOAT Assessment
Thursday, August 28 2014

The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Assembly in the Central Region has for the 6th consecutive time passed the 2013 Functional Organisation Assessment Tool (FOAT).

JAMAN N:
Five institutions get toilet facilities
Friday, August 29 2014

Some five institutional latrines have been completed and handed over to the Jaman North District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo Region.

TAMALE:
MCE keeps touch with the people
Friday, August 29 2014

Mr. Abdul-Rahman Hanan Gundadow, Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) recently embarked on a tour of some parts of the rural and peri-urban parts of the Metropolis to acquaint himself with the various developmental challenges facing residents in those parts in the Metropolis.

AFRAM PLAINS S:
Work begins on community day SHS at Mem-Chemfre
Friday, August 29 2014

The Eastern Regional Minister, Antwi-Boasiako Sekyere has cut the sod at Mem-Chemfre in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District for the construction of a Community Day Senior High School. 

TECHIMAN N:
DCE commissions new market
Friday, August 29 2014

Mr. Anthony Kwaku Marnu, Techiman, North District Chief Executive has urged the people of the area to promote unity, peace and understanding in all the communities so as to enhance the development of the newly created district.

ASUNAF S:
Contactor takes over new administration block site
Friday, August 29 2014

A formal site handing over ceremony for the construction of a 3-story Administration block with auxiliary facilities for the Asunafo South District Assembly has been held at Kukuom the District Capital.

HEALTH:
AfDB donates $50m to fight Ebola
Friday, August 29 2014

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has donated $50 million to help in the fight against the Ebola disease in the West African sub-region.

JAMAN S:
4 new projects to be awarded on contract
Friday, August 29 2014

The Jaman South District Assembly is to award four new projects on contract under the district development facility for 2014.

POLITICS:
EC gives parties Sept. 8 to submit list of reps on election reforms committee
Saturday, August 30 2014

The Electoral Commission says political parties have up to September 8, 2014 to submit representatives on the Electoral Reforms Committee.

POLITICS:
President asks envoys to advertise Ghana
Saturday, August 30 2014

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday advised Ghanaian envoys to advertise the nation by portraying the good virtues that had over the years placed the West African country on the world map.

ENERGY:
ECG intensifies load shedding exercise
Saturday, August 30 2014

Citi Business News can confirm that the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has intensified its load shedding exercise in the southern part of the country.

LAMBUSSIE K:
Actual works in progress on Lambussie Community SHS
Saturday, August 30 2014

Works have commenced on the construction of a Community Senior High school for Lambussie Karni district.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t imposes curfew on Alavanyo/Nkonya towns
Sunday, August 31 2014

The Minister of Interior, Mark Woyongo has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on the Alavanyo and Nkonya towns in the Volta region.

AMA:
Accra cemeteries full
Sunday, August 31 2014

All the major public cemeteries in the Accra metropolis are full to capacity and may no longer be able to contain more bodies, the Accra Metro Director of Public Health, Dr Simpson Anim Boateng, has revealed.

SOCIAL:
Don’t sacrifice the truth – Otumfuo to journalists
Sunday, August 31 2014

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu  II, has asked journalists to  use the power of media to enhance the governance process by  providing Ghanaians with the facts they require to make informed decisions.