The chiefs and elders of Shama, a fishing community near Sekondi in the Western Region, have appealed to the government to pay them compensation for a large track of land it acquired for development projects about three and half years ago.
The Methodist Bishop of Sunyani, Right Reverend James Baffour-Awuah has said immorality was seeping into the fabric of the church in recent times.
A 3-unit classroom block has been commissioned for the Atorkor basic school in the keta Municipality.
Mrs Stella Korkor Adjumah, Nkwanta North District Girl Child Education Officer of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has appealed to parents in Konkomba to reform the culture of forcing young girls into early marriage.
A Deputy Minister of information Hon. James Agyenim Boateng has urged the media to educate the public on government policies.
The Electoral Commission has declared the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) the winner of Tuesday’s by-election held at Atiwa in the Eastern Region.
The Bagre dam is almost its maximum level of 235 metres following continuous heavy rainfall, the Ghana Embassy in Burkina Faso has warned.
The Volta River Authority (VRA) would undertake its annual maintenance and modification on the six generating units at the Akosombo Generating Station, from Wednesday, September 1 to December 31.
The Minister of Information, Hon. John Tia Akologo has called on Municipal and District Assemblies in the Upper East Region to sponsor students in the Health Sector so that they would dutifully serve the Region after graduation.
Eleven young men who allegedly attempted to vandalize the vehicle of Ms. Anita Dosoo, the National Women’s Organizer, National Democratic Congress (NDC), at Abomosu have sustained various degrees of injuries when they got hit by the vehicle in the process.
A Senior Mines Inspector, Mr. Evans Adade has called on extractors of industrial minerals to comply with regulations in order to protect the environment, lives and property.
A Tarkwa circuit court has sentenced a 20 year old galamsey operator, Steven Ampunmah alias Yaw to 15 years imprisonment for defilement.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is undertaking a socio-economic survey and an inventory of second-hand refrigerators, electronic waste (e-waste) and electrical appliances on the market.
The Hohoe Municipal Environmental Office has generated GH¢840 through insanitary environmental related-issues between January and August this year.
A 36-year-old Accra-based businesswoman, Mrs Abena Essilfie, has been enstooled Asafoanye (queen of Asafo company) of Breman Essiam Traditional Area.
The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly (AEEDA) with the consent and approval of the National Headquarters of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) would open school feeding centres in two schools in the area.
The Ghana Statistical Service, in collaboration with Mfantseman Municipal Assembly, has recruited 414 people for training to handle the 2010 population and housing census.
Mr Richard Lasi, Member of Parliament for Keta East and a Board Member of Venture Capital Trust Fund has urged entrepreneurs to take advantage of the Venture Capital to help grow their businesses.
The timely intervention of personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service on Tuesday saved a Kumasi bound petrol tanker loaded with 36,000 litres of petrol from catching fire on the Tema Motorway.
The people of Kaira in the South-Dayi District have appealed to the Roads and Highways Minister, Mr Joe Gidisu, to facilitate the
transformation of the bad nature of the road from Todome to
Toh-Kpalime into a tarred road.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Issahaku Salia, has commended the management of Kaleo Ahmadiyya Muslim Hospital for their hard work and commitment towards quality health delivery in the Region.
A trader, Martha Yakubu, who allegedly mixed a local concoction known as “Okumadada” with acidic battery liquid and administered an enema to an eight-year-old girl on Tuesday has appeared before a Circuit Court in Accra for negligently causing harm.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Ward Chairman for Adamorebe near Aburi in the Akuapem South Municipality, has appealed to the Eastern Regional Minister to urgently provide security to curb the activities of landguards in the area.
Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE) in the country have instigated a move that seeks to amend the Act that established the District Assembly concept to enable MMDCEs to be approved by a simple majority.
The national population census exercise is not intended for taxation, Dr. Joseph Annan, Deputy Minister of Education and Member of Parliament for Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abream (KEEA), has said.
Cocoa Marketing Clerks (M/Cs) have been cautioned to desist from exploiting farmers through the manipulations of their weighing scales.
The Medical Director of the Koforidua Regional Hospital has denied reports that two people died from riots that broke out during the by-election at Atiwa.
An International Labour Organisation (ILO) consultant has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to identify problems facing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and help them to solve them.
Sources reaching an Accra based FM station, Joy Fm indicate that the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice has ordered criminal investigations into the conduct of officials and staff of the Osu Children’s Home orphanage.
The National Labour Commission (NLC) has directed members of Accra Polytechnic branch of Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG) to call off their strike because it is illegal.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has challenged the National Health Insurance Authority to step up its technological installations to eliminate fraud and improve on services.
A Tarkwa Circuit has sentenced a 46 year old electrician, Kwadwo Owusu, to two years imprisonment for stealing a pregnant goat.
The Upper East Deputy Minister, Mrs Lucy Awuni, has said henceforth students who engage in demonstrations in the Region would be sacked.
The Kwahu West Municipal Assembly has commenced a ground-breaking move to put up new stores and markets within the newly constructed seven hundred thousand Ghana cedis lorry park at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region.
Government has ordered immediate investigations into damning revelations of child neglect and massive corruption amongst staff of the Osu Children’s Home in Accra.
The Sissala West District Director of Health Services says lack of residential accommodation for health workers in the district is affecting the quality of healthcare delivery in the area.
The Ghana office of the West African Examination Council has been advised to consider alternative options to give unsuccessful candidates of the Basic Education Certificate Examination the opportunity to re-sit their examination, the next year.
The Kwahu-West Municipal Assembly has entered into a Build, Operate and Transfer (B0T), agreement with three investors to construct a 1.4 million Ghana Cedi two-storey 141 lockable stores at its new bus terminal at Nkawkaw.
Commercial banks operating in the Wa Municipality in the Upper West Region, have for the past one week been flooded with students from the University for Development Studies (UDS), Wa campus making it extremely difficult for workers to collect their August salaries.
The Hohoe Municipal Assembly and its Member of Parliament, have presented assorted items to the Zongo community to be distributed to 12 Mosques in the Municipality.
The Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Kwasi Oppong-Ababio, has appealed to residents in the municipality to bury their political differences and initiate self-help projects to attract support from the assembly.
The District Coordinating Director of Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Mr Philip
K. Asamoah, has called on all religious leaders, traditional rulers, assembly members and opinion leaders to take active part in the upcoming population and housing census to ensure a hundred per cent coverage.
Stakeholders in education within the Ashaiman Municipality have been charged to get actively involved in the administration of schools to help promote education in the area.
Mrs Dzifa Ativor, Deputy Minister of Transport, has inaugurated a five-member committee to investigate the fatal accident, involving a Metro Mass Transit bus and a Togolese articulated truck on the Ada-Tema Highway, last month.
The Ajumako District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service in collaboration with the District Assembly is organising a 21-day in-service training for 60 participants under the National Youth Employment Programme’s (NYEP) Community Education Teaching Assistants.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry is in the process of formulating a five-year national export strategy, focusing mainly on increasing non-traditional export earnings from $1.2 billion to $5 billion by 2015.
The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology is training staff
of the Environmental Protection Agency to enable them deal with environmental complaints that may be brought to their attention when oil drilling starts in the country.
The Interior Minister, Mr Martin Amidu has advised officers of the various security agencies to use proper procedures in recruiting only qualified persons into the services.
Health workers and other stakeholders in the H1N1 vaccination exercise in and around Dormaa-Ahenkro have been urged to be more friendly in order to woo more people for the second round of the vaccination.
Mr. Richard Adongo, an assemblyman for Lungu electoral area in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, has decided not to contest the forthcoming District Assembly election but to rather support a woman candidate.
Mr. Donatus Achisiba, Nkoranza North District Director, Ghana Health Services, has urged pregnant women to dutifully and consistently attend ante-natal and post-natal clinics in order to prevent maternal and infant deaths.
Headmaster of the Ve-Koloenu Senior High School,in the Volta Region, Mr Al-Sahil Osman Alhassan, has appealed to major stakeholders in the education sector, including the Ghana Education Trust Fund, to assist in upgrading the infrastructure of the school.
African leaders have called for new commitments to strategise towards the transformation of agriculture potentials on the continent to make it a food basket of the world.
Children have appealed to governments for a concerted effort at ending violence against children (VAC) in the sub-region and the world.
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of Ghana, have strengthened their partnership by signing an agreement that will enable IFAD have a permanent office in Ghana.
Child labour has been identified as one of the major attributes to poor performance by students in the Wa West District.
Four staff of the Osu Children’s Home have been invited by the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service for questioning following the release of a video tape on activities in the home.
Mr Mohammed Nabila, the Volta Regional Co-ordinator of the National Youth Council (NYC) has called for a legislative framework to eternalize the recently passed National Youth Policy.
A Christian non-governmental organization, Storehouse for Jesus, has organized a medical outreach programme at Adukrom Akuapem during which a number of people were offered free medical care.
The tourism bill, currently before cabinet, is expected to be passed in October this year by Parliament.
Local Government staff have been advised to do more to help strengthen the decentralisation system in the country.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called for greater transparency in the procurement of hospital equipment to ensure that the country derives maximum benefits.
The Management of Saint Theresa’s hospital at Nkoranza is constructing a storey building block to house the Out-Patient Department (OPD) and emergency ward to ease congestion at the health facility.
Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, said small-holder farmers in Africa can play a major role in the continents’ quest to achieving food security targets.
Madam Francisca Bagne, Lambussie/Karni District Director of Health, has called on health workers to render quality services at all levels to clients and patients to meet their health needs and aspirations.
Minister of Information, Mr John Tia Akologo has commended MTN for presenting an amount of GH¢30,114.08 to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) towards the refurbishment of the Newsroom in Accra.
The National Peace Council (NPC) Bill to be passed into law is at the cabinet level, Mr Martin Amidu, the Minister of Interior, has said.
The Judicial Service has asked the public to offer useful suggestions, fair and constructive criticisms that would improve qualitative justice, the rule of law and boost public confidence in the judiciary, not otherwise.
Members of Parliament, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) from the Western Region have been urged to work together to strategize and plan the region’s development towards accelerated economic growth.
A three-day medical outreach programme, as part of the annual Adomviwo (Royal descendants) event, has been extended to over 500 patrons, on the second day of the exercise.
Mr Martin Amidu, Minister of the Interior, has commended the Dormaa Traditional Council for allocating a 50-acre land at Abesim, near Sunyani, to the Ghana National Fire Service for office, operational and residential purposes.
The General Council of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), has expressed concern about the recent upsurge in lawyers using the media, particularly, the airwaves to grant interviews and discuss cases pending before the courts in which they are involved.
Mr. Mohammed Frimpong, a Census Facilitator, has appealed to Muslims to participate fully in the forthcoming 2010 Population Census to enable them to get their fair share of the national cake.
Authorities of the University of Ghana (UG) have announced that it would embark on a decongestion exercise to ensure that not more than three students occupy a room in the halls of residence.
A multi stakeholders’ forum on the revamping of the ailing cotton industry has issued a communiqué calling on the government to take urgent steps to revamp the industry to redeem its lost glory.
The College of Health Sciences of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), is collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MoH), to develop peripheral teaching sites to help extend the training of medical and other health science students to district hospitals.
Nathaniel Amekudzi, 25, and Kofi Amanfo alias “Abutia”, are in the hands of the Vakpo Police, for allegedly conspiring to steal an electrical transformer, that supplies water to Vakpo and its environs.
Deputy Local Government Minister, Mr. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has advised Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies to embrace the street naming and property addressing system.
True to the words of the Accra Mayor Mr. Alfred Vanderpuije to end the shift system in basic schools by September in the Metropolis, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly has adopted concrete measures in achieving this.
Miss Ophilia Koomson, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive has appealed for government intervention in giving a facelift to the Oda Lorry station.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Mr. Alfred Vanderpuije has indicated that his outfit would soon take pragmatic measures to close down all ’illegal churches’ in the country.
The Birim South District has taken delivery of government’s free exercise and school uniforms for basic schools.
The Ghana Education Trust fund (GETfund) is providing the Birim South District Assembly with five classroom blocks.
A 46 year-old Burkinabe, Sheriff Usman, who claims to be a soothsayer, has been remanded in police custody, by the Western Regional Police Command, in Sekondi, for possessing fake Ghanaian and United States currency notes.
The Upper East Regional Population Officer, Mr Alosibah Azam has implored the citizenry to take active participation in the upcoming census.
Vehicle owners have been advised to stop buying cheap imported second-hand tyres because they are not fit for road usage and contribute to motor accidents.
The Food and Beverage Association of Ghana (FABAG), has called on Government to reduce import duties on imported rice to discourage smuggling of the produce into the country.
The. Minister of the Interior, Hon Martin Amidu has commended the Dormaa Traditional Council for allocating a 50-acre land at Abesim, near Sunyani, to the Ghana National Fire Service for office, operational and residential purposes.
The Country Director of Johns Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programme and Voices for Malaria-free future project, Mr. Emmanuel Fiagbey has stated that a research conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that malaria accounts for an average of 19 per cent of all recorded deaths in Ghana.
The Techiman Municipal Assembly is to spend GH¢600,000 from its District Development Fund (DDF) to enhance infrastructural development in the area.
Medical students at the University of Cape Coast will soon have the luxury of staying in the municipality to undergo their clinical studies as a result of a grand scheme to construct facilities to upgrade the Central Regional Hospital.
Government has launched a new module under the National Youth Employment programme in Accra on Tuesday.
Ghana and Equatorial Guinea have struck a deal which has seen to the lifting of about one million barrels of crude oil from the later since May, 2010.
The Ministry of the Interior on Monday declared Friday, September 10, a statutory public holiday for the celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitr, the Muslim festival to mark the end of Ramadan.
A university don has appealed to universities to undertake joint research with district assemblies and private industries to enable them to identify the needs of the people and help find solutions to them to create jobs.
The Association of Teacher Trainees in Colleges of the Northern Sector (ATTRICONS) has called on the government to establish more teacher training colleges in the three northern regions.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante-Bekwai, has called on school authorities and parents to endeavour to inculcate good reading habits into pupils and students, to boost their proficiency in the English language.
The Municipal Chief Executive, (MCE) of Offinso, Mr. Victor Amponsah, has called on the government to continue to provide unimpeded access to education for all Ghanaians, irrespective of their ages.
The Minority New Patriotic Party in Parliament has again punched further holes into the controversial STX Housing deal, asking President John Mills to terminate the multi-billion-dollar housing agreement approved by Ghana’s Parliament on August 3, in the interest of Ghanaians.
President and General Manager of Tullow Oil, Mr Dai Jones, says the scheduled production of oil from the jubilee fields by December this year, would never fail.
Rural and Community banks in the country continue to record impressive performances in assets and capital mobilization.
A Parliamentary Aspirant for the Democratic Freedom Party in the 2008 Elections for Tema East, has appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC), to disqualify aspiring candidates in the upcoming District Assembly Elections, who have posted their posters in their respective electoral areas, even though the Commission had not opened nominations.
The Birim South District Assembly is constructing a District Chief Executive and District Coordinating Director’s bungalow through their share of the common fund.
Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo, Minister of Education, has advised the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana, to device schemes aimed at increasing the number of professionals for increased revenue generation to wean the country off donor support.
The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO) Limited, has called on communities in the Ho Municipal area to help protect its high tension poles against encroachment by sand -winners, estate developers and people looking for scrap metals.
The Italian Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Tullio Guma, praised Ghana for maintaining the peace suitable for investment.
Global Media Foundation, a Sunyani-based Non-Governmental Organisation, has declared the month of November in every year “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”
A couple based in Belgium has presented items worth GHC 700 to three children’s homes at Nkoranza in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Vodafone Ghana and Macaw Communications have jointly outdoored a mobile service called Agro Mobile Pack for the Ghana National Association of Farmers and Fishermen (GNAFF).
A three-day workshop on the management of clinical care for health management teams in the Western Region has opened at Takoradi.
A total of 131,247 potential voters in the Brong-Ahafo Region were registered during the voters registration exercise, from June 11 to June 20, this year.
The Western Regional Chairman of the Ghana National Chemical Sellers Association (GNCSA), Mr Osei Boamah has said the increasing rate of selling drugs in buses, in the rural areas and in unapproved container shops, could endanger the health of many Ghanaians.
The Talensi-Nabdam District Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADAMO), Mr. Rockson Bukare Batamme has praised World Vision, a on-governmental organisation (NGO), for complementing Government’s efforts at reducing disaster in the area.
About 10.7km access roads at Adjei Ano North a suburb in the Sunyani Municipality which have been rehabilitated have been commissioned.
The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of the Ghana Health Service has taken its Roll Back malaria prevention sensitization initiative to the doorsteps of corporate institutions, to solicit their support to achieve NMCP targets.
The West Mamprusi District NADMO Co-ordinator, Mr James Braimah, said some communities in the district including Kabori community had been submerged following the floods but he could not readily disclose the number of people affected and properties destroyed.
Sixty-five communities in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region have been submerged by floods due to the spillage of the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso and torrential rains in the region.
The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO) Limited might be compelled to demolish structures erected less than 50 feet from its high tension towers unless those involved take steps to vacate those areas.
A total of 59 hectares has been cultivated with a variety of tree species in the Birim Central Municipality under the Youth in Agriculture Module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
The Minister of Information, Mr. John Tia has chastised the media for the use of open verbal attacks on the integrity of certain individuals and institutions.
The chief of Wawase in the Afigya Kwabre District, Nana Obuadum Kusi Antwi I, on Tuesday appealed to the government and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to ensure that education resources and logistics are fairly distributed to all parts of the country.
The Asante-Bekwai Circuit Court has sentenced a 32-year old farmer at Fomena to five years in prison in hard labour for stealing.
The Sissala Literacy and Development Programme (SILDEP) in collaboration with SNV has carried out an assessment on the implementation of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region.
The Government Statistician, Dr Grace Bediako, has urged Information Officers to sensitize the public on the forthcoming 2010 population and housing census.
An Accra Fast Track High Court on Tuesday commenced fresh hearings into the infamous Ya-Na trial after Justice Anthony Oppong recused himself following allegations of bias leveled against him by State prosecutors.
OLAM Ghana Limited, a cocoa purchasing company, is to launch an anti-smuggling campaign along the country’s borders to help check the smuggling of cocoa to neighbouring countries.
Ghana is ready to hedge the prices at which it purchases crude from the international market in a move to protect consumers from high prices.
President Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea is in Ghana on a four day official visit.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Command of Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) has impounded 17 unregistered vehicles smuggled into the region.
More centres are being established to issue biometric passports in the
country to reduce the pressure brought on to the Accra office since its
introduction in March this year.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Industrial Relations Officer of the Health Service Workers Union, Mrs. Benedicta Azidega has implored health workers to enhance their working relationship with clients and give of their best.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly, headed by the Mayor, Mr. Alfred
Vanderpuije, in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service engages teachers in the metropolis to sensitize them on some changes in the education sector when school reopens this September.
The Wa West District Assembly in the Upper West Region is constructing 11-Number 6-Unit classroom blocks and 5-Number 3-Unit classroom blocks with ancillary facilities in communities across the district.
The main bridge over River Birim that links Akim Oda and the surrounding towns in the Eastern Region to the Ashanti Region is in a state of imminent collapse.
Supporters and opponents of Mr Kwadwo Addai, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region Wednesday morning clashed at the district capital, Effiduase.
The abandoned Effutu-Gyahaadze Gari Production Factory established in the mid-1990s is to be reactivated soon.
The World Bank has approved $300 million financing arrangement for the government to enhance the implementation of the country’s development initiatives.
The Paramount Chief of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area, Obrifo Ahunako Ahor Ankobea II, has appealed to the media to limit reportage on politics and sport in order to shift some attention to other sectors such as education, agriculture and health.
Despite the rumours of deaths allegedly caused by the Influenza H1N1 2009 vaccination, which caused fear and panic, the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate vaccinated 306,592 persons against the influenza as at the end of July.
A Magistrate court in Sekondi has remanded a 15-year-old Junior High School, who attempted to rape Madam Elizabeth Cudjoe, 48, at gun point on her farm.
Supporters of Mr Alan Kyerematen in the Western Region have condemned the formation of a new political party, United Front Party (UFP), in the Ashanti Region by some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Over eight hundred rice farmers in the Hohoe Municipality have received a boost of modern equipment to improve on quality and quantity of rice produced in the municipality.
The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has arrested six traders who deal in illegal drugs and aphrodisiacs at the Kaneshie Market and Nkrumah Circle in Accra.
The government has injected $20 million dollars into the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme to enable many vulnerable people to benefit.
An educationist, Madam Barbara Abban of the Ghana Education Service (GES) office in Cape Coast, has appealed to Municipal, Metropolitan and District Assemblies as well as traditional rulers to implement and enforce bye-laws that would protect the rights of the child.
Incensed Youth of the National Democratic Congress in Effiduase in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region on Wednesday September 8, nearly assaulted their DCE and the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Kofi Opoku Manu.
President John Evans Atta Mills is expected to sign a 273million dollar loan agreement with the EXIM Bank of China when he pays a state visit to the republic of China in the latter part of September 2010.
The Wa West District is being provided with 12 school blocks Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development said.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffour, has said agriculture, water and sanitation and infrastructural development, including massive investments in roads and railways, will form the base of next year’s budget.
The Ghana Armed Forces is to establish an Engineering Regiment for the Northern Belt which comprises of the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo and the three Northern Regions in the Kintampo North Municipality.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Amansie Central, Mr Robert
Bennett Forkuoh, has called on Ghanaians to bury all political differences and unite to build the nation.
Akim Begoro in the Fanteakwa District has set up a forestry task force to check activities of chain saw operators to prevent illegal felling of trees in the area.
The Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service has invited the National Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Dr Kwabena Adjei for questioning.
The College of Agriculture Education, University of Education, Winneba at Asante-Mampong in the Ashanti Region has admitted 677 students for the 2009/2010 sandwich programme.
The Ghana Police Service has beefed up security at the Accra Fast Track High court where the Ya-Na murder trial is being heard.
Crime in the Tema Metropolis decreased from 34,650 from January to June in 2009, to 27,046 during the same period this year.
A farmer who allegedly defiled a 15-year-old girl and eventually succeeded in impregnating her, has been remanded in prison custody by the Akim Swedru circuit court.
President Evans Atta Mills has reiterated his government’s commitment to maintain agriculture as the driving force of the country’s economy.
The Voluntary Workcamps Association of Ghana (VOLU) has initiated a process to green parts of the Northern region by planting some 10,000 trees along water sources.
The Kwaebibirem District is to receive a District Development Fund (DDF) of GH¢650,000 from the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development for development programmes.
The MTN, Ghana’s leading mobile operator, has donated a set of medical equipment to the Wassa Dunkwa Health Post in the Western Region as part of efforts to improve health care delivery in the country.
Kintampo South District Assembly, presented 400 poly mats and 100 bags of rice and sugar to 30 Muslim communities in the area, to support the Ramadan fasting.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has expressed concern about the early and frequent breakdown of newly-procured equipment for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), which, he said, was greatly hampering health delivery.
Muslims across the world are celebrating Idr-ul Fitr to climax 30 days of fasting and prayers.
The National Health Insurance Authority, NHIA, together with the mutual schemes is registering more people in a nationwide mass registration exercise.
Vigorous campaign of aspiring contestants in the up-coming district assembly elections is heating up in the New Juaben Municipality though the Electoral Commission (EC) has not opened nominations for the elections.
Ghana has chalked some successes in Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) one and two but more needs to be done in achieving Four and Five, Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, has said.
The chiefs and people of Gomoa Mampong in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region have taken measures to reduce the cost of performing funerals in the town.
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has engaged the services of police to restrict movement of people as floods have claimed the lives of 17 people in northern Ghana .
The Dormaa Municipal Statistician, Mr. Alexander Anyetei has predicted that the conduct of the 2010 Population and Housing Census would be successful in the Municipality.
The Sunyani High Court in the Brong Ahafo Region has ordered the Kintampo Municipal Assembly to pay a total of GH¢121,250.00 to Mr Agyapong Adu-Baah as damages and cost, in view of the assembly’s failure to compensate him in respect of his parcel of land which the assembly acquired to construct a market complex for the area.
The International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG), has donated modern ultrasound equipment, valued at $205,000, to some health institutions in Kumasi.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Paul Tawiah Quaye, has sent a high powered delegation from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), to the Eastern Region to investigate allegations of criminality that characterized the just ended Atiwa by-election.
The Kwabre District East District Assembly, has drafted a bye-law to regulate the activities of video games and snooker (pools) operators in the District.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, Flagbearer, New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said he has faith in the people of Cape Coast though his entourage was ignored in the coastal town during their Aboakyere festival.
Mr Asher Nkegbe, Acting Upper West Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has called on District Assemblies to support the Community Environmental Management Committees in the crusade to combat desertification in the region.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly in the Upper East Region has provided toilet facilities worth 44,000 Ghana Cedis to five basic schools in the Municipality under the Community Based Rural Development Programme (CBRDP).
Pastor Kwabena Kodua of the Gracious Feed Ministries in Accra has described the marketing and use of narcotic drugs and other psychotropic substances as an ominous and formidable challenge confronting humanity today.
The Western Regional Minister, Hon. Paul Evans Aidoo has appealed to all traditional leaders in the country to ensure unity and common understanding among their people to bring about the needed development.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, leaves Accra Saturday evening for Berlin, Germany, to participate in a series of high-level lectures on global economic governance.
Authorities of the Tamale SOS Village have appealed to benevolent organisations to support the village in any form, especially financial, to be able to take care of the children.
The Indian High Commission in Ghana is to woo private Indian investors to invest in tourism, aqua-culture, salt and agriculture ventures in the Keta Municipality.
The Executive Director of the Ghana Centre for Policy Analysis, Dr Joe Abbey has appealed to Ghanaians to be interested in the country’s oil industry, to help make the resource a blessing instead of a curse
The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), would from 2011 standardize all qualification and training of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in the country.
A member of Food and Beverages Association of Ghana (FABAG), Mr John Awuni has attributed the reduction of rice importation to increased smuggling of the commodity into the country.
Highway robberies are seemingly on the ascendancy in the three Northern Regions, particularly on the Wa-Hamile, Wa-Bolgatanga and the Sawla-Damango-Fufulso Highways, causing the loss of many lives and property in recent times.
The Bunkprugu Yunyoo District Assembly has in a unanimous decision approved the appointment of Mr. Philip Laari as the District Chief Executive.
The Klo-Begoro Farmers Association has expressed worry about the delay in payment of compensation to them for crops destroyed by a company mining limestone in the area.
Personnel of the Immigration, Fire and Prisons service are to enjoy the single spine salary structure from Monday.
A 100,000 Euro water projects at Akyem Gyadam, in the Birim Central Municipality has been inaugurated with an appeal to the people to desist from practices that pollute the environment and affect their health.
The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Joseph Yieleh Chireh says it is illegal to bury a deceased relative without registration and acquisition of burial permit or death certificate.
The Presiding Member of the Kintampo North Municipal Assembly has warned that he would recommend for the transfer of any officer who through his abysmal performance, the assembly fails to qualify for the Functional Organizational Assessment Tool (FOAT) this year.
An ambitious programme seeking to provide ready employment to thousands of graduates from healthcare training institutions across the country was launched yesterday, in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has appealed to Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) and all other authorities to exercise the greatest level of circumspection in their efforts to rid the country of illegal structures.
The people of Krachi West District of the Volta Region, have been provided with 12 mechanised boreholes by the National Security Council to help in addressing the problem of poor access to potable water in the district.
A multi-purpose library has been constructed for pupils of Dekpor in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region.
A psychiatric patient who pounced on a university student and raped her at an area near the Legon Botanical Gardens has been hauled before an Accra Circuit Court.
The Leklebi Government Clinic has received GH¢12,000.00 worth of medical equipment to facilitate its work.
The tragedy that befell the Ghana National Fire Service leading to the death of a female staff is to be investigated.
Kosmos Energy has announcd that the Owo-1 exploration Well and the Owo-1 sidetrack Well have discovered more oil offshore of the Country on the Deep Water Tano Block.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has launched sanitation and motor courts to deal with sanitation and road offences in the metropolis.
The Karaga District Assembly has unexpectedly thrown out the President’s nominee for the post of District Chief Executive.
Installation of pre-paid meters in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will now begin next month, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has said.
Mr. Daniel K. Amelorku, South Tongu District Chief Executive has appealed to citizens and all those leaving in the area to cooperate with enumerators during the census period to ensure a successful exercise.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu, has urged banks to be innovative in agriculture financing, since it has the potential to improve the rural economy, as well as contribute to the national economy.
The Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG), Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, says the Presidential Transitional Bill will end the acrimony that has characterised transitions.
A Tarkwa circuit court has ordered the burning of eight maxi sacks and five mini sacks of Indian hemp weighing 981,700 grams at the court premises in Tarkwa.
Trade and Industry Minister, Ms. Hannah Tetteh has served notice the government will not tolerate bad business and investment practices in the country.
The dentist in-charge of the Kintampo Oral Health Services and training Center, Rev. Dr. Eyison has reiterated his call on stakeholders to establish a Model School in the Municipality.
The 25-acre premises of the former International Students Hostel at the Airport City in Accra that was sold to some prominent citizens of the country has been re-acquired by the Lands Commission and allocated to three state institutions.
A three-day training programme for 45 police personnel on international policing, marine law, human rights and how to combat criminal syndicates in the oil find zone has opened at Takoradi.
The outgoing Managing Director of the West Africa Pipeline Company (WAPCo), Mr Jack Derickson, has said the company has put systems in place to ensure incident-free operation.
Prison Officers nationwide are aggitated over the disparity in their salaries following the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure.
Two suspected armed men last night shot and killed the chief executive of LPG supply firm Lewis Gas.
Drama unfolded at the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District Assembly in the Eastern Region on Monday, when workers of the Assembly turned working hours into a prayer session, to exorcise the powers of an alleged juju that had been planted at the main entrance of the Conference Hall.
A total of 59 hectares has been cultivated with a variety of tree species in the Birim Central municipality under the youth in agriculture module of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
The Minister of Health, Dr. Benjamin Kunbuor, has advised health workers not to resort to industrial actions since such actions in the health sector have dire and grim consequences.
Rescue Foundation Ghana, a child advocacy non-governmental organisation, has embarked on projects to rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate trafficked children from the Volta Lake to their families and communities.
The Sunon Asogli Power Plant, a privately owned power generating company, has started production with the delivery of 100 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.
Ghana is said to be on track to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 1 and II, which deal with the reduction in poverty and hunger by 2015.
A Deputy Minister of Information James Agyenim Boateng has hinted of possible punitive measures against personnel of the Ghana Prisons Service who hit the streets Wednesday over salary disparities.
A three-day training programme for 45 police personnel on international policing, marine law, human rights and how to combat criminal syndicates in the oil find zone opened at Takoradi on Tuesday, September 14.
The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi has stated that the government would soon establish a modern fish processing plant as well as a market at Anomabo in the Central Region.
The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) has assured security personnel that no officer would be worse off under the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS).
Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Ms Ophelia Koomson, has denied a newspaper publication that aggrieved National Democratic Congress (NDC) members had locked up the Akyem Oda party office.
A pit, which was supposed to be used as a pit-latrine but has been left open for well over five years, claimed the life of a three year-old boy at Ashaiman Newtown Tuesday morning.
The District Chief Executive of the Talensi-Nabdam District in the Upper East Region, Mrs Vivian Anafo, has called on people in the region to take keen interest in the upcoming National Population and Housing Census.
Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, has urged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the region to integrate population variables into their development planning processes.
A trader was on Wednesday sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for stealing a 10 month-old baby boy at the Madina Market.
A concerned group in Koforidua has raised concerns about the donation of foreign rice brands instead of the made in Ghana brand of rice to the Muslim community to mark the end of the Ramadan.
The Ashanti Regional Football Association (RFA) has stepped up efforts to strengthen its database for efficient monitoring of players to enhance the success of the various lower division football leagues.
Chairman of the Ejisu Juaben Municipal Private Information Centres Association, Mr Mohammed Adams Boakye- Yiadom, has promised to
avail its premises, free of charge, to census officials for the national exercise.
Striking Prisons Officers in Kumasi have agreed to return to work after the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) intervened following a fall-out with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission on the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure.
A 66-year old self acclaimed diamond dealer, Kwadwo Asare, has been arrested together with his 51-year old friend, Stephen Amoasi, for attempting to defraud one Kwabena Adjei.
Student nurses who get pregnant during training are to face strict sanctions from the Ghana Health Service since the action thwarts their efforts at acquiring the vital and requisite skill needed for professional practice.
A total of 1,255 farmers, in various groups, are to benefit from a credit facility of over GH¢ 4.5 million from some financial institutions for the cultivation of maize, sorghum and soya bean.
Government has appealed to both local and foreign investors who have the wherewithal to partner it to undertake some 110 profiled and widely-advertized projects across the country to do so without delay in order to help speed up the economic development of the country.
Mr. Jee Hyung Hak, Korean Ambassador to Ghana on Thursday September 16, commended the Government of Ghana for its decision to engage Korean companies in the provision of 2,000 Housing Units Ghana under the STX housing Project.
The Food and Beverages Association of Ghana (FABAG) has appealed for government collaboration in rice and beverage issues to ensure food security in the country.
About 200 fishermen and fishmongers Thursday resisted attempts to clear debris and erect a fencewall around a fish processing area near the Tema Canoe Beach.
The government had been urged to, as a matter of urgency, conduct a full scale investigation into alleged rice smuggling at the country’s borders and institute appropriate measures to promote competitive business activities and create a corruption free trading environment in Ghana.
Ghana and Vietnam are the star performers in efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on cutting poverty and boosting health, a new report from a British think-tank has revealed.
Takoradi polytechnic has announced that the polytechnic would introduce new special and non-tertiary programmes for the oil and gas industry next academic years.
The HIV prevalence rate at Axim in the Nzema East District has equalled the national figure of 2.9 per cent, the HIV Coordinator at the Axim Government Hospital, Mr Thomas Kwasi Addae, has said.
The Better Ghana Management Services Limited (BGMSL), is collaborating with all District Health Directorates to ensure that the Health Promotion Officers/Assistants programme is well coordinated and successful.
Nkwanta North District Chief Executive, Mr.Paul Gyato has commended the Community Water and Sanitation Agency for the Damanko-Kpassa Water Supply project which is near completion.
Nkwanta North District Chief Executive, Mr.Paul Gyato has commended the Community Water and Sanitation Agency for the Damanko-Kpassa Water Supply project which is near completion.
There appears to be a protracted land dispute between the natives of Manya and Yilo Krobo Traditional Councils; thereby obstructing development purposes and intents of the Yilo Krobo and Lower Manya Krobo Districts.
An accident which occured between Nkwanta and Brewaniase in the
Nkwanta South District on Tuesday, resulted in vehicular traffic for several hours.
Ghana and Vietnam are the star performers in efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on cutting poverty and boosting health, a new report from a British think-tank reveals.
Police have charged the three former nurses of the La General Hospital, who in February 2010, maltreated a female patient at the facility, with assault. One of the nurses is also facing a charge of causing harm, whereas the remaining two will be prosecuted for misdemeanor.
Chiefs in the Upper West Region have called on parliament to review the PNDCL 229 on bushfires to give more power to traditional rulers to deal with offenders.
Chief Superintendent of the Ankaful main prison, Mr Samuel Yaw Tanor, has called on the government to increase the daily feeding money per prisoner, saying it is “woefully inadequate”.
The Jomoro District Statistician, Mr Olando Ackumey, has announced that 338 enumerators have been selected for training by the district to participate in the forthcoming National Population and Housing Census.
The Mayor of Accra, Mr Alfred Vanderpuije, has asked private developers and investors interested in market development in the Metropolis to present concept papers to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in two weeks for consideration.
Mr Kwadwo Awuku Lokko, a retired staff of Unilever Ghana Limited, has advised children and the youth to be submissive to their parents as they strive to make investments to secure their future.
Mr Adam Anabah Moro, Bawku West District Chief Executive, has urged the revenue taskforce of the Assembly to intensify its revenue collection to enable it to achieve its 2010 target.
Cocoa farmers in the Eastern Region have appealed to the government to open the cocoa season early enough to enable them to sell their produce to reduce the economic hardship facing them.
The Asuogyaman District Assembly has started processing large quantities of maize, harvested from its 115 acres of maize farm, planted during the major raining season, under the Youth in Agriculture Programme.
Newmont Golden Ridge limited (Newmont Akyem Project), is determined to fulfill its commitment on the 100 percent unskilled labour engagement, in its area of operation.
The Ghana Democratic Floating Voters Association has written an open letter to National Security asking it to investigate how political parties in Ghana fund their activities especially during elections.
Mr. John Henry Mantey Newman, Chief of Staff, has asked the Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs) to assist government efforts to stem the smuggling of cocoa across the country’s borders.
Ghana Oil and Gas Providers Association said Tullow Oil with the help of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) was violating the policy of the International Maritime Authority Medical Standard by bringing their own policy which was not recognised.
Twenty-seven of the accident victims who perished in a fatal accident at Zagyuri have been laid to rest at the Tamale Central Cemetery yesterday Sunday, September 19.
Residents of Tarkwa have expressed their dissatisfaction at the burning of large quantity of Indian hemp at the Tarkwa Circuit court premises on September 13 this year.
Small-scale miners popularly known as galamsey operators have been advised to register their operations with the right authorities.
Regional Ministers ended their third conference in Ho with a resolve to improve efforts that would ensure accountability and transparency to achieve good governance.
Officials from Kosmos Energy, led by the Chief Operating Officer, Mr Brian Maxtead, on Friday, paid a courtesy call on President John Evans Atta Mills at the Osu Castle to discuss the way forwrd between the company and government of ghana.
World Vision, an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in collaboration with the Talensi-Nabdam District in the Upper East Region has launched a crusade against bush fires in the District.
The Brong-Ahafo Regional Health Insurance Claims Manager, Mr. James Adu-Bona has advised health insurance service providers in Dormaa Municipality to follow laid down practices in preparing their claims to avoid delays and rejection by vetting bodies.
Thirteen people have been fined GH¢120.00 each by the Sanitation court in Accra on its first hearing on Saturday.
Tanyigbe Ladies Club, a development oriented group, is to build girls’ hostel for Tanyigbe Senior High School in the Ho Municipality, to help
promote girl-child education in the area.
Noteable legal discrepancies has disrupted the signing of the much publicized STX Housing deal between the governments of Ghana and Korea, scheduled for Monday September 20.
FRIENDS of African Farmers and Fishermen (FAFF), a non-profit organisation, has donated computers and accessories worth GHe35,000 to three deprived communities in the North Tongu District to enhance ICT education in schools.
A two-day business seminar, to build the capacity of some selected media houses in the country has opened in Kumasi.
The Asante-Mampong Municipal Health Director, Madam Rebecca Dokorugu, has called on women to take advantage of safe family planning methods, to avoid unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions and preventable deaths.
The Grace Baptist Church at Amakom in Kumasi, has awarded scholarships to 55 brilliant but needy students of the church to enable them to complete their education.
A principal boost is expected in Ghana’s economy in the areas of job creation and infrastructure development as the Chinese Premier, Hu Jintao and his Ghanaian counterpart, President John Evans Atta Mills, Monday signed a three billion dollar loan deal.
Today, September 21, 2010, marks the 101st birthday of the founder and first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Enumerators trained for the 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC) have been advised to refrain from partisan politics during interaction with respondents and endeavour to educate the public on the essence of the exercise geared towards national development.
The Nsawam Police have arrested four suspected armed robbers who allegedly snatched a Toyota Pickup from one Barima Kwaku from Bolgatanga.
The Prisons Service Council has set up a three-member Committee under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Colonel Seth Ohene Asare (Rtd) to investigate the September 15 disturbances at the Kumasi Central and Sekondi Central prisons.
Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, Inspector General of Police (IGP), has condemned the killing of Constable Frank William Blankson of the Police Striking Force, at Danyame in Kumasi on the midnight of Sunday September 18, while on night patrol.
The Management of Western Union Money Transfer, the global leader in consumer money transfer services, has presented 600 insecticide-treated nets to two health care institutions to augment government’s effort in the fight against malaria.
The Deputy Minister of Health, Rojo Mettle-Nunoo says government would increase budgetary allocation to promote mental health care and build capacity of nurses to identify the signs of depression and treat it on time.
Residents of Asuoso in the Nkoranza South District have appealed to the Brong-Ahafo Regional office of the Feeder Roads Department to rehabilitate the three-kilometre feeder road that links the community with Nkoranza to facilitate their economic and social wellbeing.
Government is to outdoor the Falcon 900 presidential jet acquired under the previous administration at the Jubilee Lounge of the Kotoka International Airport on Thursday.
The Government of Ghana has secured a 10.4 billion dollar concessionary loan from the Export-Import Bank of China to develop the country’s road, rail, and other sectors of the economy including energy, education and health.
Health Administrators and Support Services have begun a five- day national conference at Busua in the Western Region, to deliberate on how to improve quality care in all public health institutions.
Two Hundred and Sixty (260) youth recruited by the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) in the Bolgatanga Municipality as Community Education Teaching Assistants (CETA), have undergone a three- day training course.
About 200 soldiers of the Third Battalion of Infantry in Sunyani, on Tuesday joined residents in the Municipality in a clean-up exercise that lasted several hours in connection with the Founder’s Day celebration.
President John Evans Atta Mills, has appealed to China to increase her investment in Ghana for mutual benefits and to accelerate the country’s socio-economic development.
The Paramount Chief of Lower Dixcove, Otumfuo Kwesi Ageyman IX has appealed to the government to build a sea defence wall for the town.
The Western Regional Police Command, has arrested and placed in custody four top officials of the Sefwi Juabeso District Assembly for allegedly defrauding the assembly.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Miss Joyce Aryee has expressed her displeasure and worry over assault on workers of mining companies by illegal miners.
The Yendi Municipal Assembly has confirmed Mr. Issah Zakariah as the new Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).
Shama District Assembly has subjected itself to public scrutiny as a way of ensuring transparency and accountability in handling public funds.
An appeal has been extended to Assembly Members in the Nanumba
South District of the northern region to help educate and inculcate good maintenance culture in their citizens to prolong the life-span of development projects.
The Minister of Employment and Social Welfare and Member of
Parliament for Ningo/Prampram, Hon. E.T. Mensah has stated that
there is the need for industry to liaise and network with academia to identify areas where human resources are needed most.
Three hundred and sixty-five (365) households in 13 communities in the Kwahu West Municipality have received 13,210 Ghana Cedis as stipends for the first quarter of this year under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme.
The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has started transmitting electricity through the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) sponsored transmission line.
The Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam District has in an audacious move extended an invitation to both local and foreign investors to partner the district in the agricultural sector, which has been mainstay of the district’s economy since its creation.
President John Evans Atta Mills says the enormous economic revolution in China within the last three decades, should prompt African leaders to take steps to cease infinite conflicts that have bedeviled the continent.
A 10-day training programme, organised by the Ghana Statistical Service for 231 enumerators, has ended at the Mampong Technical College of Education, at Asante-Mampong.
The Chief of Adum-Kwanwoma in the Atwima-Kwanwoma District, Nana Kofi Agyei IV, has appealed to Kwanwoma citizens in the Diaspora to mobilize resources towards the sustainable development of the community.
The Nadowli District Health Insurance Scheme in the Upper West Region had as at August 31, 2010 registered 94,782 subscibers representing 96.81 per cent of the projected population of the district.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Daniel Ametefe, has announced that a notorious robber troubling the Nkwanta area has been arrested.
The District Chief Executive for Jomoro, Mr. Victor Kablan, has announced that three communities have started seeing the results of
some projects funded by the European Union (EU).
The wife of one of the four Ghanaians captured by Somali Pirates in the Gulf of Aden off the Coast of Somalia since March 2010, has called on government to help secure her husband’s release from his captors.
A 10-day training workshop organised by the Ghana Statistical Service for 200 Population and Housing Census enumerators and supervisors in Nkoranza South District, has ended at Nkoranza in the Brong Ahafo Region.
About three hundred wooden structures owned by footwear and clothing sellers and some residential blocks close to the Elubo border post were razed by fire yesterday, Wednesday, September 22.
Politicians and some top public servants in the Ghana Education Service yesterday officially welcome new entrants into basic schools across the county.
Rubber could be the number one foreign exchange income earner in the next five years, the Managing Director of Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL), Mr. Marc Genot has predicted.
About two hours downpour in Ashongman (Musuku) in the Ga East Municipality has submerged the Musuku Township causing damage to properties.
Mama Attratoh III, Queen of Ho Dome, has urged the Ho Municipal Assembly to undertake regular maintenance of school infrastructure in the area.
Mr. Victor Amponsah, Offinso South Municipal chief Executive has indicated that efforts are being made to bring a lasting solution to the black fly invasion of the Asuboye community.
The Takoradi police have arrested two suspected cocaine dealers, Ibrahim Ahmed, 29, and Tony Hill Walker, 28, who hail from Agona Swedru and Adjumako Okyeso in the Central Region respectively.
The Sene District is potentially a tourism destination to both local and foreign nationals who wish to visit the greenish region of Ghana in the Brong Ahafo Region.
An oil and gas expert, Dr Robert Adjaye has expressed the need for Ghana to develop the skills of Ghanaians to take advantage of the fledgling industry.
Private basic schools are becoming attractive to parents and pupils in the Volta Region and as a result many public schools are not meeting enrolment figures needed to attractinvestment in infrastructure.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has taken far-sighted measures to encourage investments in research and technology to promote sustainable agriculture.
The chiefs and people of Akuapem Mampong on Wednesday began their annual Ohum Festival with a call for unity to accelerate development in the area.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration says it is taking urgent steps to secure the release of four Ghanaian nationals who have been captured by Somali pirates.
Sanaahene of Aburi Anaafoo, Nana Apeadu Bediako II, on Wednesday inaugurated a 10-seater water-closet place of convenience atAburi market, at the cost of GH¢ 28,000.
365 households in 13 communities in the Kwahu West Municipality have received 13,210 Ghana Cedis as stipends for the first quarter of
this year under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme.
The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA) in collaboration with the Upper West Region’s Department of Women of the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs will on Friday launch a project in Wa dubbed “Towards the Economic and Political Empowerment of Women in Ghana”.
A Senior Lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba, Mr Kwabena
Ankomah-Appiah, has urged transport unions to form cooperatives to ensure that competent drivers are employed to man vehicles on the roads.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated government’s determination to avoid the “Dutch disease”, where manufacturing sectors have been sacrificed in oil rich countries.
Madam Constance Ofosu, a 50-year-old widow, has been admitted to class two at the Jumapo Anglican Basic School in the Eastern Region, to begin formal education.
Mr Anthony Fofie, Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), has been appointed as Chairman of the International Cocoa Council for the 2010/11 cocoa year.
Vodafone Ghana has donated a cheque of GH¢20,000 to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) towards the improvement of education infrastructure in the city.
Partners of the Jubilee Venture, have presented exercise books to first cycle schools in the six coastal districts of the Western Region to mark their ceremonial ‘First Day at School’.
The Bawku West District in the Upper East Region has presented 277 school uniforms and 480 drinking cups to Atarikom and Tilli primary schools in Zebilla, during the celebration of ‘My First Day at School’.
Amnesty International Ghana (AI Ghana) has called on the government to immediately stop all forms of forced evictions.
“Water…, it is a source of beauty, wonder and relaxation and refreshment. Our very contact with nature has a deep restorative power. It is no accident that people chose places associated with water for holidays, in order to renew and regenerate themselves.” wrote Archbishop Renato R. Martino, President of thePontifical Council for Justice and Peace on the occasion of the third World Water Forum (Kyoto, 16th-23rd March 2003).
The Weta School Implementation Committee has appealed to the education authorities in the Ketu North District and the Volta Regional Education Directorate to expedite action on the use of a two-storey school block completed more than a year ago.
The chiefs and people living within the Western Wildlife Corridor, have appealed to government to intervene and save the Western Wildlife Corridor from extinction through mining activities.
Many Ghanaian tour operators, hoteliers and other professionals in the hospitality industry have expressed interest in listing their products online with an international travel portal called Expedia Inc.
The Sene District in collaboration with the Rural Enterprise Project Ghana has held a workshop to advance bee keeping among the youth in the area.
Mr Felix Tseviah, Ketu-North-District Director of Education has dismissed as erroneous, the false perception among some professional teachers that being posted to teach in the lower classes and kindergartens was tantamount to being demoted.
Members of the public who want to sell fire equipment have been advised to provide the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) with truth and accurate information in their quest to obtain permits.
The spotlight would over the week-end be on territories under the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) as the Parliamentary Committee on Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises embarks on a four-day working visit to the areas.
President John Evans Atta Mills Friday tasked his Ministers of State and other appointees to apply a positive drive and ensure transparency towards the implementation of the copious projects and programmes for which China is giving Ghana assistance.
A Tarkwa circuit court has fined a 38 year old taxi driver Akwasi Atta, 180 Ghana cedis or in default face six months imprisonment on each
charge, for deceit of Police officer, failing to stop and exceeding speed limit.
Accurate and reliable data are the two essential requirements for national development and proper distribution of natural and economic resources.
Pharmacists have been urged not to cheat by inflating the prices of drugs supplied under the National Health Scheme (NHIS).
The Kwaebibirem District Chief Executive, Mr George Agyeman-Duah, has stressed the need for all schools to fly the national flag as a means of instilling in pupils the love for country and respect for national institutions.
A GH¢ 64,000.00 three-unit classroom block, with an office and store, built for the Bankame Junior High School, (JHS) near Banso, in the Asante-Akim South District, has been inaugurated at a brief ceremony.
Owners of vehicles which use Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will soon pay more for the commodity.
The 2010 Population and Housing Census gets underway officially on Sunday, September 26, to collect detailed statistics on the size of the population for effective planning.
Mr Moses Bukari Mabengba, Northern Regional Minister, has donated a number of relief items on behalf of the government to victims of the September 18 motor accident in Tamale.
Government has assured it is working hard to ease traffic congestion caused by ongoing road construction projects in various parts of the capital, Accra.
Government has directed that distribution of Petroleum Products to the three Regions of Northern Ghana should be transported by the Volta Lake Transport Company.
Nine adolescents who were rescued from fishing activities along the Volta Lake and given functional literacy classes for 11 months have been enrolled in regular schools in the Effutu Municipality.
No candidate of 10 Junior High Schools (JHS) in the Agona West Municipality and the Agona East District in the Central Region qualified at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to gain admission to senior high school.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Joseph Samuel Annan has inaugurated a three-classroom block for the Edina-Egyeikrom kindergarten school in the Central Region.
An 18- year- old student of Zamse Senior Technical Institute in Bolgatanga, Seth Nbila has been arrested by the Municipal Police for allegedly murdering his friend, 17 year- old Kofi Akayeliga.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Epsona Ayamga has pledged the commitment of the assembly to reclaim all public school lands from encroachers.
The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has presented 400 insecticide treated nets (ITNs) to students of Takoradi Polytechnic, signalling a quest by the relief agency to make the nation’s leading killer disease, malaria, a core part of its activities.
President John Evans Atta Mills has returned home from China to take part in the national population and housing census.
Three persons are dead following a fire outbreak which gutted Midland International Ghana Limited at the Tema Port.
A total of 1,126 people were killed in road accidents countrywide between January and August 2010, Deputy Commander of Police Motor Transport and Traffic Unit, Chief Superintendent Deborah Addison-Campbell, has said.
The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has sent a distress call to the government and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reschedule the reopening date for first year students of Senior High Schools (SHSs).
The ongoing Population and Housing Census suffered hiccups at various locations as sections of the floating population refused to cooperate with enumerators.
The 2010 Population and Housing Census took off officially at midnight on Sunday, September 26.
The Principal Midwifery Officer of the Sunyani Municipal Hospital, Mrs Agyeiwaa Ampim has expressed concern about the alarming rate at which HIV/AIDS is spreading among pregnant girls in the municipality.
The Director of Operations at the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, Mr Alex Akwoviah has expressed worry over the depletion of wildlife resources in the country as a result of exploitation by estate developers.
Deputy Minister for Transport, Mrs Dzifa Attivor, has presented assorted medicines and items worth GH¢2,500 to the Ho Bonita Leprosy Clinic.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on its members to promptly report to the police all suspicious cases of people with gunshot wounds seeking medical attention in their health facilities.
The Sene District Assembly in conjunction with the District Directorate of Education have organised "My Firts Day at School ceremonies in all the eighty-four (84) Primary Schools in the district.
Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Salia has called for the integration of disaster management into the Savanna Accelerated Development Programmes to cater for situations such as the current floods in the region.
Ghana and Burkina Faso are to establish a joint Upper Volta Basin Management Agency (UVBMA) in both countries to manage the seemingly perpetual floods in the northern parts of Ghana due largely to excess water spillage from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso.
President John Evans Atta Mills has warded off condemnation of his decision to shorten an Asian trip to partake in the national population and housing census.
The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has stressed the need to adopt viable and sustainable measures to protect the Owabi Dam which supplies treated water to about 13 per cent of the population in the Kumasi
The Tema Regional Police Command says it has come to the attention of the Command that an unknown policeman claiming to have come from Bawku is spreading false information that he fired and killed an armed robber at Lashibi near the Ashaiman under bridge.
The Mfantseman Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Henry Kweku Hayfron has urged Kindergarten and Primary School authorities to make their environment attractive to children.
A team of military and police personnel from Koforidua and Suhum, have arrested eight galamsey operators, who took over a piece of land belonging to the Abuakwa State College and Community School for the Deaf at Kyebi for mining.
The Export Development and Investment Fund (EDIF) has donated farm inputs worth GH¢ 99,952.50 to a pineapple farmers’ association in Mfantseman.
Members of the NDC Old Guards Association in the Ashanti Region, have pledged their unflinching support to President John Evans Atta Mills to lead the party to the 2012 general elections.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama, has stated that revenue from oil alone cannot transform Ghana into a middle income status by the projected 2015 timetable.
The Constitution Review Commission (CRC) has so far received 50,000 submissions from the public since it started work in April this year.
Foreign nationals, mainly from ECOWAS member states, caught up at the Ghana/Togo border raised initial objection to being captured during the census night enumeration of floating populations.
Construction of the Eastern corridor road is expected to commence soon with the acquisition of a loan facility from Chinese’s Exim Bank.
Accra Metropolitan Assembly has officially ended the shift system in basic schools in the metropolis.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has inaugurated a nine-member Ghana Revenue Authority Board (GRA) and charged members to pursue excellence and distinction in the performance of their duties in the face of challenges.
The Prison Service is to financially support inmates to set up their own business on their discharge.
Finatrade Group of Companies is to institute a, scholarship scheme for research students in Agriculture come next year.
The Sene District Assembly has moved to curb the rate of unemployment in the area.
The Member of Parliament for Gomoa West, Hon. Francis Kojo Arthur, is using the recess of parliament to join his constituents to celebrate their Akwanbo and Ahobea festivals.
The Acting National Director of the Department of Women at the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC), Ms Patience Opoku has said countries that would not nurture women to participate in national decision making were likely to remain in the third world group.
The Head of Cocoa at OLAM Ghana Limited, Mr Eric A. Botwe has said it is the hope of players in the cocoa industry that the 1.5 billion dollar facility raised by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) for the purchase of cocoa would generate a lot of employment in the country.
The Ajumako District Magistrate’s Court has fined two chainsaw operators GHC1,600.00 each for defrauding Baba Shaibu of Breman Essiam the sum of GHC1,200.00 under the pretext of supplying him sawn boards.
Vodafone Ghana has presented two fibre glass rescue boats to the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to sharpen its flood response capacity and place the organization in spot readiness for any future flooding in the country.
Following a renewed belief in the financial prudence exhibited by Ghana, the government of Japan has decided to restore the numerous grants to Ghana which were removed in previous years.
The body of Kofi Ampah, a 48-year-old farmer, from Apedwa, is still lying at the Suhum Government Hospital mortuary.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, was among the foremost personalities who were enumerated in the Kumasi Metropolis on Monday morning as the 2010 Population and Housing Census took-off in the Ashanti Region.
Dixcove Government Hospital commonly known as Nana Hemang Denkyi Hospital in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region, has recorded six cases of buruli ulcer.
Government and Development partners have agreed that the country must focus on retaining budget deficit to contain inflation and provide the basis for a strong private sector despite the strong progress in recent years.
The Ministry of Education’s strategies adopted to help address challenges that could impede the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals of Education within the stipulated period has yielded positive results, the Minister of Education, Mr. Alex Tettey-Enyo has said.
The Obuasi Municipal Assembly has inaugurated a GH¢ 127,000 classroom block at Anyinam, a suburb of Obuasi, to end years of running shift at the Anyinam Methodist Primary School.
The Ashaiman Office of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU), is investigating a case in which a grandmother reportedly burnt the right foot of her seven-year-old grandson.
Government has increased the cocoa producer price from GH¢150 to GH¢200.
Ghana is to collaborate with Egypt in the fields of research, private sector investment, seed and textile production, marketing, and transfer of knowledge and skills towards the revival of the cotton industry in Ghana.
Workers of Ghana International Airlines Limited (GIAL) will heave a sigh of relief following the release of funds for the payment of salaries owed them.
An Accra-based fitness outfit, Pippa’s Health Centre Limitedhas organized a media day as part of efforts of intensifying education on the importance of undertaking body exercise for good health.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated government’s commitment to eliminate all schools under trees throughout the country by 2012.
A 55-year-old assemblywoman in the Dulugu Electoral Area in the Bolgatanga, Mrs Gifty Ntaaga, said she would seek re-election in the forthcoming district level election.
An engineer at the Community Water and Sanitation Agency in the Western Region, Mr Bismark Siabi-Mensah has called on the people to stay at home during the census period to enable them to be enumerated.
The Vice-President, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has re-emphasised the government’s commitment to improving the country’s educational facilities to make them accessible to all children of school age.
Farmers, in a communiqué, issued following a forum, organized in Bolgatanga, have called on the government to expedite action in rehabilitating the Vea Irrigation Dam, in the Upper East Region.
The Parliamentary Select Committee on Social Welfare, Employment and State Enterprises have visited the Upper East Region to acquaint themselves with the effects of the floods to help monitor the associated problems.
The government’s recent acquisition of a 10.4 billion dollar loan facility from the Chinese’s Exim Bank will soon pave way for the commencement of construction works on the Eastern Corridor roads.
Ghana’s tourism industry has received a major boost following the introduction of a new scheme to list its hospitality industry to more than 58 million visitors around the world in a month. The move presents the industry an advantage over other West African destinations.
Women have been urged to stand solidly behind their fellow women who contest political positions.
Nine adolescents who were rescued from fishing activities along the Volta Lake and given functional literacy classes for 11 months were, on Wednesday, enrolled in regular schools in the Effutu Municipality.
The Gomoa West District Chief Executive, Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, has cautioned the youth against embarking on activities which could scare investors from the district.
Seth Nbila, an 18-year- old student of Zamse Senior Technical Institute in Bolgatanga, in the Upper East Region, has been arrested by the Municipal Police for allegedly murdering his friend, 17 year- old Kofi Akayeliga.
Staff of Ghana Cotton Company Limited in Tamale on Wednesday, September 29, went on a peaceful demonstration against the Management of the company over poor working conditions.
This year’s District Assembly and Unit Committe elections have been postponed indefinitely.
The Japanese government will soon come out with a package to assist Ghana in the construction of the Eastern Corridor roads.
The National Service Secretariat (NSS) has deployed a total of 50,069 personnel to undertake their national service duties in areas such as education, health, agriculture, local government for the 2010/11 season.
President John Evans Atta Mills, has expressed confidence that Asia could help Africa to accelerate her development.
A Magistrate’s Court in Sekondi, has remanded two scrap dealers, Kojo Badu, 36, and Egya Kwabena, 39, for stealing railway line metals at Essaman near Sekondi.
The Adjabeng Court ‘2’, presided over by Miss Mariam Sinare, has imposed a ban on the Faith Demonstration Ministry International Church at Darkuman for excessive noise making.
The Saint Anthony’s Catholic Hospital at Dzodze in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region has installed its own oxygen-generating plant. With the facility in place, the hospital can generate its own oxygen needs without going to L’air Liquide in Tema for its supplies.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Tarkwa-Nsuaem, Mrs. Christina Kobinah has made an urgent appeal to the mining companies operating in Tarkwa to assist the assembly to improve upon the road network of the town.
Communities in the Ketu South District are to be connected to the national grid following a move by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to source $90 million from development partners for that project.
The Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) has advocated the inclusion of sign language in the school curriculum.
The Gomoa East and West District Assemblies have formed a committee to monitor and supervise the activities of sand winning to safeguard the land from the damaging effects of degradation.
An acute accomodation shortage has hit civil and public servants in the Bawku municipality threatening to stiffle the activities of workers in the area.
The HIV prevalence rate at Axim in the Nzema East District has equalled the national figure of 2.9 per cent, the HIV Coordinator at the Axim Government Hospital, Mr Thomas Kwasi Addae, has said.
A Former Supreme Court Judge and Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr Justice V. C. R. A. C. Crabbe, has suggested that the government could recall current Assembly members to take care of emergencies if a vacuum is created at the end of their tenure.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly is currently liaising with a Chinese Construction firm for the construction of an ultra-modern market facility.
The Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Epsona Ayamga has pledged the commitment of the assembly to reclaim all public school lands from encroachers.