SHAMA :
Shama demand compensation for gov’t acquired land
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

(WAMFIE) DORMAA WEST :
Immorality seeping into Church- Priest
Thursday, September 02 2010

The Methodist Bishop of Sunyani, Right Reverend James Baffour-Awuah has said immorality was seeping into the fabric of the church in recent times.

(ATORKOR) KETA :
Atorkor gets classroom block
Monday, September 20 2010

A 3-unit classroom block has been commissioned for the Atorkor basic school in the keta Municipality.

(SIBI) NKWANTA NORTH :
Stop forcing girls into early marriage-officer
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

SUNYANI :
Minister meets the press
Thursday, September 02 2010

A Deputy Minister of information Hon. James Agyenim Boateng has urged the media to educate the public on government policies.

ATIWA :
NPP retains seat with 75% votes
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
More spillage expected from Bagre dam
Wednesday, September 01 2010

The Bagre dam is almost its maximum level of 235 metres following continuous heavy rainfall, the Ghana Embassy in Burkina Faso has warned.

NATIONAL :
VRA to undertake routine maintenance
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Assemblies urged to sponsor students in health sector
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

(ABOMOSU) ATIWA :
Eleven injured.
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Mineral extractors to comply with law
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

TARKWA -NSUAEM :
Galamsey operator jailed
Wednesday, September 01 2010

A Tarkwa circuit court has sentenced a 20 year old galamsey operator, Steven Ampunmah alias Yaw to 15 years imprisonment for defilement.

SUNYANI :
EPA conducts survey on used products
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

HOHOE :
Assembly generates GH¢840 from court cases
Wednesday, September 01 2010

The Hohoe Municipal Environmental Office has generated GH¢840 through insanitary environmental related-issues between January and August this year.

(BREMAN ESSIAM) AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
Queen enstooled
Wednesday, September 01 2010

A 36-year-old Accra-based businesswoman, Mrs Abena Essilfie, has been enstooled Asafoanye (queen of Asafo company) of Breman Essiam Traditional Area.

AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
School feeding programme expands
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

(SALTPOND) MFANTSIMAN:
Supervisors recruited for census in Mfantseman
Wednesday, September 01 2010

The Ghana Statistical Service, in collaboration with Mfantseman Municipal Assembly, has recruited 414 people for training to handle the 2010 population and housing census.

CAPE COAST :
Take advantage of venture capital- MP
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

TEMA:
Four fire tenders save petrol tanker from burning
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

(KAIRA) SOUTH DAYI:
Kaira reminds Minister of his promise
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

(KALEO) NADOWLI:
Kaleo Ahmadiyya Muslim Hospital commended
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.    

AMA :
Girl in court for illegal abortion
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

(ADAMOREBE) AKUAPIM SOUTH:
Landguards terrorize residents of Adamorebe
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.  

NATIONAL:
Assembly Members hold us to ransom - NALAG
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

(BANDO) KEEA :
Census not for taxation- minister
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

SUHUM/KRABOA/COALTAR:
Cocoa M/Cs cautioned against scale adjustment
Wednesday, September 01 2010

Cocoa Marketing Clerks (M/Cs) have been cautioned to desist from exploiting farmers through the manipulations of their weighing scales.

ATIWA:
No deaths recorded at Atiwa
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

(SALTPOND) MFANTSIMAN:
Assembly to the aid of SMEs
Wednesday, September 01 2010

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.

ACCRA :
AG orders investigations into abuses at Osu Children’s home
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Teachers of Accra Poly directed to call off strike
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
NHIA tasked to apply ICT in eliminating fraud
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Goat thief jailed two years
Thursday, September 02 2010

A Tarkwa Circuit has sentenced a 46 year old electrician, Kwadwo Owusu, to two years imprisonment for stealing a pregnant goat.

BOLGATANGA :
Students engaged in demonstration to be sacked
Thursday, September 02 2010

The Upper East Deputy Minister, Mrs Lucy Awuni, has said henceforth students who engage in demonstrations in the Region would be sacked.

(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST:
Assembly partners investors to boost revenue
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

(OSU) AMA:
Gov’t orders probe into Osu Home scandal
Thursday, September 02 2010

Government has ordered immediate investigations into damning revelations of child neglect and massive corruption amongst staff of the Osu Children’s Home in Accra.

(GWOLLU) SISSALA WEST:
Lack of accommodation undermines quality health care
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

EJISU-JUABEN:
Introduce private BECE exams - educationist
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

KWAHU WEST :
Assembly engages in 1.4 million cedi project
Thursday, September 02 2010

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. 

WA:
Wa workers go through ordeal for salaries
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

HOHOE:
Assembly presents food items to Zongo communities
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

SUNYANI:
MCE inaugurates 10.7-kilometre road in Sunyani
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

AJUMAKO/ENYAN/ESSIAM:
Help to ensure 100 per cent census coverage – DCE
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

ASHAIMAN :
Assembly "schooled".
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
MMT to be investigated.
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

AJUMAKO ENYAN ESSIAM :
NYEP persons undergo training
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

CAPE COAST :
Non traditional export to see changes.
Thursday, September 02 2010

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.

ACCRA :
EPA poised for environmental complaints
Friday, September 03 2010

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.

SUNYANI :
Recruit only qualified persons-Amidu
Friday, September 03 2010

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.

(DORMAA-AHENKRO) DORMAA:
Health workers train for H1N1 Vaccination
Friday, September 03 2010

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.

(LUNGU) BONGO :
Assemblyman steps down for woman Candidate
Friday, September 03 2010

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.

(BONO-MANSO) NKORANZA NORTH :
Take ante-natal, post-natal seriously-Director
Friday, September 03 2010

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.

(VE-KOLOENU) HOHOE :
School appeal for infrastructure dev’t
Friday, September 03 2010

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.

ACCRA :
African leaders to modernize agriculture
Friday, September 03 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Children appeal to gov’ts to end VAC
Friday, September 03 2010

Children have appealed to governments for a concerted effort at ending violence against children (VAC) in the sub-region and the world.

ACCRA :
IFAD and Ghana strengthen partnership
Friday, September 03 2010

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.

WA WEST :
DCE calls for an end to child labour
Friday, September 03 2010

Child labour has been identified as one of the major attributes to poor performance by students in the Wa West District.

(OSU) AMA :
Ophanage saga : DOVVSU invites four over
Friday, September 03 2010

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.

HO :
Youth Policy needs legislative framework
Friday, September 03 2010

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.

(ADUKROM AKUAPEM) AKUAPEN NORTH :
Citizens receive free medical care
Saturday, September 04 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Tourism Bill expected soon
Saturday, September 04 2010

The tourism bill, currently before cabinet, is expected to be passed in October this year by Parliament.  

EJISU-JUABEN :
Local Gov’t staff urged to be committed to duty
Saturday, September 04 2010

Local Government staff have been advised to do more to help strengthen the decentralisation system in the country.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Asantehene calls for transparency in procurement
Saturday, September 04 2010

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.

NKORANZA SOUTH:
Hospital eases congestion
Saturday, September 04 2010

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.   

ACCRA :
Smallholders hold the key to food security - Ahwoi
Saturday, September 04 2010

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.

LAMBUSSIE/KARNI:
Health workers urged to provide quality services
Saturday, September 04 2010

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. 

ACCRA :
Minister of Information shows appreciation to MTN
Saturday, September 04 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Peace Council Bill before Cabinet
Saturday, September 04 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Judiciary urges public to offer constructive criticisms
Sunday, September 05 2010

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.

(BUSUA): AHANTA WEST :
MMDCEs urged to work towards accelerated growth
Sunday, September 05 2010

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.

HOHOE :
Free medical scening for citizens
Sunday, September 05 2010

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.

DORMAA :
Dormaa Council gives land to Fire Service
Sunday, September 05 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Don’t grant interviews on pending court cases-GBA
Sunday, September 05 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Muslims advised to participate in census
Sunday, September 05 2010

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.
    

ACCRA :
UG to decongest halls of residence
Sunday, September 05 2010

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.

TAMALE:
Cotton industry calls for revamping
Sunday, September 05 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA:
115 Doctors take oath
Sunday, September 05 2010

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.

(VAKPO) HOHOE :
Two held for stealing transformer
Sunday, September 05 2010

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.

AKATSI :
MMDAs advised to embrace street naming
Monday, September 06 2010

Deputy Local Government Minister, Mr. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has advised Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies to embrace the street naming and property addressing system.

(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA ends shift system in schools
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

(ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL :
Oda Lorry station: MCE appeals for gov’t intervention
Monday, September 06 2010

Miss Ophilia Koomson, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive has appealed for government intervention in giving a facelift to the Oda Lorry station.

(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA to close down ’illegal churches’
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

BIRIM SOUTH :
Assembly receives free books and uniforms
Monday, September 06 2010

The Birim South District has taken delivery of government’s free exercise and school uniforms for basic schools.

(AKIM SWEDRU) BIRIM SOUTH :
Getfund provides 5 school blocks
Monday, September 06 2010

The Ghana Education Trust fund (GETfund) is providing the Birim South District Assembly with five classroom blocks.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Soothsayer remanded over fake currency
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Communities asked to avail themselves for census
Monday, September 06 2010

The Upper East Regional Population Officer, Mr Alosibah Azam has implored the citizenry to take active participation in the upcoming census.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Second-hand tyres are not road worthy
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Gov’t urged to reduce import duties on rice
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

DORMAA EAST :
Dormaa Council gives land to Fire Service
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

NKORANZA :
19 % of deaths caused by malaria
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

TECHIMAN :
Techiman to spend GH¢600,000 on infrastructure
Monday, September 06 2010

The Techiman Municipal Assembly is to spend GH¢600,000 from its District Development Fund (DDF) to enhance infrastructural development in the area.

CAPE COAST:
Facelift for Central Regional Hospital soon
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
NYEP launches new module
Monday, September 06 2010

Government has launched a new module under the National Youth Employment programme in Accra on Tuesday.

NATIONAL:
Ghana, Equatorial Guinea strike oil deal
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Friday declared holiday for Eid-Ul-Fitr
Monday, September 06 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.    

(TAMALE) TAMA:
Universities to undertake research with Assemblies
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

WA:
Teachers call for more colleges in northern Ghana
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

BEKWAI:
MP initiates reading clubs in schools
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

OFFINSO SOUTH:
It is never too late to get education - MCE
Monday, September 06 2010

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.  

ACCRA:
Minority wants STX deal terminated
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

(MANHYIA) KMA:
We will deliver the oil on schedule - Tullow
Monday, September 06 2010

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.

(BAREKESE) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Rural Banks’ deposits increase
Monday, September 06 2010

Rural and Community banks in the country continue to record impressive performances in assets and capital mobilization.    

(TEMA) TMA :
Disqualify District Assembly aspirants
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

BIRIM SOUTH :
Assembly to improve infrastructure
Tuesday, September 07 2010

The Birim South District Assembly is constructing a District Chief Executive and District Coordinating Director’s bungalow through their share of the common fund.

 

ACCRA :
Wean Ghana off donor support - Tettey-Enyo
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

HO :
Help protect high tension poles-GRIDCO
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Italian Ambassador calls on Information Minister
Tuesday, September 07 2010

The Italian Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Tullio Guma, praised Ghana for maintaining the peace suitable for investment.

SUNYANI :
November declared month against child abuse
Tuesday, September 07 2010

Global Media Foundation, a Sunyani-based Non-Governmental Organisation, has declared the month of  November in every year “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”

NKORANZA :
Children’s homes assisted
Tuesday, September 07 2010

A couple based in Belgium has presented items worth GHC 700 to three children’s homes at Nkoranza in the Brong Ahafo Region.

(ASUTSARE) DANGME WEST :
Vodafone outdoors Agro Mobile Pack
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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).

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Health personnel schooled
Tuesday, September 07 2010

A three-day workshop on the management of clinical care for health management teams in the Western Region has opened at Takoradi.

SUNYANI :
Brong Ahafo captures 131,247 potential voters
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
Avoid drug peddlers -Ghanaians cautioned
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

(AWARADONE) TALENSI NABDAM :
World Vision commended
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

SUNYANI :
MCE commissions 10.7km access roads
Tuesday, September 07 2010

About 10.7km access roads at Adjei Ano North a suburb in the Sunyani Municipality which have been rehabilitated have been commissioned.

(GUSHIE) TAMALE :
Corporate institutions to support malaria control
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

WEST MAMPRUSI :
Communities submerged by flood
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

WEST GONJA :
Floods submerge 65 communities
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

HO:
GRIDCO hints at demolition in exclusive zones
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL:
Oda youth cultivate fifty-nine hectares of trees
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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).

ACCRA:
John Tia takes on media men
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

(WAWASE) AFIGYA KWABRE:
Chief calls for fairness in provision of education
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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. 

BEKWAI:
Farmer jailed five years for stealing
Tuesday, September 07 2010

The Asante-Bekwai Circuit Court has sentenced a 32-year old farmer at Fomena to five years in prison in hard labour for stealing.

(TUMU) SISSALA EAST:
School Feeding Programme under scrutiny
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.  

KUMASI:
Information Officers to educate public on Census
Tuesday, September 07 2010

The Government Statistician, Dr Grace Bediako, has urged Information Officers to sensitize the public on the forthcoming 2010 population and housing census.

NATIONAL:
Clashes at Ya-Na trial
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.

OBUASI:
OLAM to embark on anti-smuggling campaign
Tuesday, September 07 2010

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.  

NATIONAL :
Ghana ready to hedge oil
Wednesday, September 08 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
President Mbasogo in Ghana
Wednesday, September 08 2010

President Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea is in Ghana on a four day official visit.

SUNYANI :
CEPS seizes smuggled vehicles
Wednesday, September 08 2010

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Command of Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) has impounded 17 unregistered vehicles smuggled into the region.

ACCRA :
More centres for biometric passport
Wednesday, September 08 2010

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.

SUNYANI :
B/A health workers celebrate
Wednesday, September 08 2010

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Mayor engages teachers
Wednesday, September 08 2010

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.

(WECHIAU) WA WEST:
Assembly expands educational facilities
Wednesday, September 08 2010

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.

(AKIM ODA) BIRIM CENTRAL:
River Birim Bridge near collapse
Wednesday, September 08 2010

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.

(EFFIDUASE) SEKYERE EAST:
NDC Supporters clash over DCE
Wednesday, September 08 2010

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.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
Gari production factory to be reactivated
Wednesday, September 08 2010

The abandoned Effutu-Gyahaadze Gari Production Factory established in the mid-1990s is to be reactivated soon.    

NATIONAL:
World Bank approves $300m for Ghana
Wednesday, September 08 2010

The World Bank has approved $300 million financing arrangement for the government to enhance the implementation of the country’s development initiatives.

(APAM) GOMOA WEST:
Media urged to focus attention on education
Wednesday, September 08 2010

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.

ACCRA:
Accra administers 300,000 H1N1 vaccines
Wednesday, September 08 2010

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. 

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Boy, 15, attempts to rape 48-year-old woman
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Supporters of Alan condemn formation of a new party
Thursday, September 09 2010

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).

HOHOE :
Boost for rice farmers
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.

(KANESHIE) AMA :
Illegal sex enhancement drug dealers busted
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.

WA:
Gov’t extends $20 million to the vulnerable
Thursday, September 09 2010

The government has injected $20 million dollars into the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme to enable many vulnerable people to benefit.

AJUMAKO :
Implement by-laws to protect children
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.

(EFFIDUASE) SEKYERE EAST :
Minister & DCE escape assault
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Mills to sign $273 million loan from China
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.

WA WEST :
Schools and boreholes for communities
Thursday, September 09 2010

The Wa West District is being provided with 12 school blocks Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development said.

NATIONAL :
Agric, others will be key in next budget
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.

KINTAMPO NORTH:
Military base for Kintampo
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.

(JACOBU) AMANSIE CENTRAL:
Let’s bury political differences - DCE
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.

(BEGORO) FANTEAKWA:
Begoro sets-up task force on deforestation
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.    

ACCRA :
Police invites NDC Chairman
Friday, September 10 2010

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.

MAMPONG:
College of Agriculture admits 677 students
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.  

NATIONAL:
Heavy security at Ya-Na trial
Thursday, September 09 2010

The Ghana Police Service has beefed up security at the Accra Fast Track High court where the Ya-Na murder trial is being heard.

TEMA:
Crime declines in Tema
Thursday, September 09 2010

Crime in the Tema Metropolis decreased from 34,650 from January to June in 2009, to 27,046 during the same period this year.

(SWEDRU) BIRIM SOUTH:
Court remands farmer for defilement
Thursday, September 09 2010

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.

TEMA :
Prez reiterates commitment to agric
Friday, September 10 2010

President Evans Atta Mills has reiterated his government’s commitment to maintain agriculture as the driving force of the country’s economy.

(KASALGU) TAMALE :
Volunteers to plant 10,000 trees
Friday, September 10 2010

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.

KWAEBIBIREM :
District to get GH¢682,025
Friday, September 10 2010

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.

WASSA DUNKWA :
MTN presents medical equipment to Health Post
Friday, September 10 2010

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.

(JEMA) KINTAMPO SOUTH :
Assembly donates items to Muslims
Friday, September 10 2010

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.

KUMASI :
Asantehene worried over health equipment
Friday, September 10 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Muslims celebrtate Idr-ul Fitr
Friday, September 10 2010

Muslims across the world are celebrating Idr-ul Fitr to climax 30 days of fasting and prayers.

NATIONAL :
NHIA embarks on nationwide registration exercise
Saturday, September 11 2010

The National Health Insurance Authority, NHIA, together with the mutual schemes is registering more people in a nationwide mass registration exercise.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Campaign for elections heats up
Saturday, September 11 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana chalks successes on MDGs I&II
Saturday, September 11 2010

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.

(GOMOA MAMPONG) GOMOA WEST :
Community initiates mass funeral
Saturday, September 11 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
NADMO seeks support from Police Service
Saturday, September 11 2010

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 .

(DORMAA AHENKRO) DORMAA :
Census will be successful – Anyetei
Saturday, September 11 2010

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.

KINTAMPO :
Kintampo Assembly pays damages, cost
Saturday, September 11 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
Hospitals receive ultrasound equipment
Sunday, September 12 2010

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.

ATIWA :
Police investigate Atiwa violence
Sunday, September 12 2010

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.

(MAMPONTEN) KWABRE EAST :
Assembly moves to regulate video games
Sunday, September 12 2010

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.

TARKWA :
Cape incident will not discourage me- Akuffo Addo
Sunday, September 12 2010

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.

WA :
Help fight desertification - Nkegbe
Sunday, September 12 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Schools get toilet facilities
Sunday, September 12 2010

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).  

ACCRA :
Pastor raises red flag over narcotic drugs
Sunday, September 12 2010

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. 

(AXIM) NZEMA EAST :
Chiefs urged to ensure accelerated dev’t - Minister
Monday, September 13 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Kufuor to deliver lecture in Germany
Monday, September 13 2010

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.  

TAMALE :
SOS village appeals for support
Monday, September 13 2010

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.

(ABORLOVE-NOLOPI) KETA :
Municipal to woo Indian investors
Monday, September 13 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghanaians asked to show interest in the oil industry
Monday, September 13 2010

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

TEMA :
COTVET to standardize Vocational Training
Monday, September 13 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Smuggling of rice blamed on ’reduction’ of imports
Monday, September 13 2010

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.

WA:
Highway robbers invade northern regions
Monday, September 13 2010

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.

BUNKPRUGU-YUNYOO:
Assembly endorses new DCE
Monday, September 13 2010

The Bunkprugu Yunyoo District Assembly has in a unanimous decision approved the appointment of Mr. Philip Laari as the District Chief Executive.

(BEGORO) FANTEAKWA:
Farmers demand compensation for crops destroyed
Monday, September 13 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Single spine begins for Immigration, others
Monday, September 13 2010

Personnel of the Immigration, Fire and Prisons service are to enjoy the single spine salary structure from Monday.

(AKIM GYADAM) BIRIM CENTRAL:
Modern water project at Gyadam inaugurated
Monday, September 13 2010

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.

(TEPA) AHAFO ANO NORTH:
Certify deaths before burial - Yieleh Chireh
Monday, September 13 2010

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.

KINTAMPO NORTH:
Presiding Member bemoans assembly’s shortfalls
Monday, September 13 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
2,500 health graduates for c’nity service
Tuesday, September 14 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
CHRAJ warns Assemblies over demolition
Tuesday, September 14 2010

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.

KRACHI WEST :
Clean water at last
Tuesday, September 14 2010

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.

(DEKPOR) KETU NORTH:
Multi-purpose library for Dekpor
Tuesday, September 14 2010

A multi-purpose library has been constructed for pupils of Dekpor in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region.

(LEGON) GA EAST :
Mental patient rapes student
Tuesday, September 14 2010

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.

(LEKLEBI) HOHOE :
Clinic receives $12, 000 equipment
Tuesday, September 14 2010

The Leklebi Government Clinic has received GH¢12,000.00 worth of medical equipment to facilitate its work.

ACCRA :
Fire Officer’s death to be investigated
Tuesday, September 14 2010

The tragedy that befell the Ghana National Fire Service leading to the death of a female staff  is to be investigated.

AHANTA WEST :
More oil discovered
Tuesday, September 14 2010

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA launches sanitation court
Tuesday, September 14 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has launched sanitation and motor courts to deal with sanitation and road offences in the metropolis.

KARAGA:
Assembly turns down DCE nominee
Tuesday, September 14 2010

The Karaga District Assembly has unexpectedly thrown out the President’s nominee for the post of District Chief Executive.

NATIONAL:
Pre-paid meters for MDAs is a done deal
Tuesday, September 14 2010

Installation of pre-paid meters in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will now begin next month, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has said.

SOUTH TONGU :
DCE urges citizens to embrace census
Tuesday, September 14 2010

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.

(MANHYIA) KMA:
Asantehene urges banks to support agric sector
Tuesday, September 14 2010

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.

(AKOSOMBO) NEW JUABEN:
Transition Bill to end political acrimony – IDEG
Tuesday, September 14 2010

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.  

TARKWA/NSUAEM:
Court burns 981,700 grams of Indian hemp
Tuesday, September 14 2010

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.     

ACCRA:
Gov’t won’t spare the law - Trade Minister
Tuesday, September 14 2010

Trade and Industry Minister, Ms. Hannah Tetteh has served notice the government will not tolerate bad business and investment practices in the country.

KINTAMPO NORTH :
Model schools advocated
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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.

(AIRPORT) AMA :
Lands Commission re-acquires International Hostel plot
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Police gear up to fight crime in oil zone
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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.

(ABOADZE) SHAMA :
WAPCo assures the public of environmental safety
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Prison Officers embark on nationwide demonstration
Wednesday, September 15 2010

Prison Officers nationwide are aggitated over the disparity in their salaries following the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure.

(MADINA) GA EAST:
Armed men kill CEO.
Wednesday, September 15 2010

Two suspected armed men last night shot and killed the chief executive of LPG supply firm Lewis Gas.

SUHUM KRABOA COALTAR:
Controversy in district
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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.

BIRIM CENTRAL :
Assembly NYEP improves agriculture
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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).

(TAKORADI) STMA:
Health Minister disapproves of industrial actions
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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.

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
New project to rescue children from Volta Lake
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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.

TEMA:
Asogli Plant feeds GRIDCo with power
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Ghana on track to achieve Millennium Goals
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t may punish wayward prison officials
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA:
Police Officers schooled on marine law
Wednesday, September 15 2010

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.

(ANOMABO) KEEA :
Gov’t to establish Fisheries College
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Security personnel will not be worse off under SSSS
Thursday, September 16 2010

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 :
MCE denies locking allegation
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

ASHAIMAN :
Toddler found dead
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

(TONGO) TALENSI NABDAM :
DCE urges persons to give credible census information
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

TAMALE :
Integrate population variables into development
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Trader jailed for stealing baby
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Group unhappy about distribution of foreign rice
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

(SOCCER) SPORTS:
FA to check double registration
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.  

(EJISU) EJISU-JUABEN:
Information Centre pledges support for census
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.    

KUMASI:
Security Council responds to striking officers’ concerns
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

TEMA:
Man, 66 arrested for fraud
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA:
GHS warns student nurses against pregnancy
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

TAMALE:
Banks support farmers with GH¢ 4.5 million
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Gov’t seeks partners in 110 projects
Thursday, September 16 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t to sign STX housing project on Monday
Friday, September 17 2010

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.

ACCRA :
FABAG calls for gov’t-private collaboration
Friday, September 17 2010

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.

TEMA :
Fishermen halt sale of land
Friday, September 17 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Rice Importers appeal to gov’t
Friday, September 17 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana named as MDGs star performer
Friday, September 17 2010

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) STMA :
T’Poly gears up for oil industry
Friday, September 17 2010

Takoradi polytechnic has announced that the polytechnic would introduce new special and non-tertiary programmes for the oil and gas industry next academic years.

(AXIM) NZEMA EAST :
Axim’s HIV prevalence rate equals national rate
Friday, September 17 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
BGMSL committed to the success of Health Promotion
Friday, September 17 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Don’t compromise on Catholic standard-Buckle
Friday, September 17 2010

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 :
DCE commends water and sanitation board
Friday, September 17 2010

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.

(ODUMASE) LOWER MANYA KROBO:
Yilo, Manya Krobo fight over land
Friday, September 17 2010

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.

NKWANTA SOUTH :
Nkwanta roads need immediate attention
Friday, September 17 2010

An accident which occured between Nkwanta and Brewaniase in the
Nkwanta South District on Tuesday, resulted in vehicular traffic for several hours.

NATIONAL:
Ghana, Vietnam are MDGs star performers
Friday, September 17 2010

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.

(LA) AMA:
Ex-nurses of La Hospital charged
Friday, September 17 2010

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.

WA:
Chiefs call for review of bushfire law
Friday, September 17 2010

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.    

(ANKAFUL) K/E/E/A:
Prison Service in call for support
Friday, September 17 2010

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”.  

JOMORO:
Jomoro trains 338 enumerators for census
Friday, September 17 2010

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.

WA :
UDS to establish Peace Centre in Wa
Saturday, September 18 2010
(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA to modernise markets
Saturday, September 18 2010

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.

TAMALE:
NYEP Coordinator interdicted
Saturday, September 18 2010
ACCRA :
Government urged to fight poverty
Saturday, September 18 2010
ACCRA :
Children, youth must submit to authority
Sunday, September 19 2010

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.

(ZEBILLA) BAWKU WEST :
Assembly to improve on revenue collection
Sunday, September 19 2010

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Gov’t urged to open cocoa season
Sunday, September 19 2010

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.

(OSABURAM) ASUOGYAMAN :
Assembly harvests 115 acres of NYEP maize
Sunday, September 19 2010

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.

(KOFORIDUA) NEW JUABEN :
Newmont to employ 100 percent unskilled labour
Sunday, September 19 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Voters call for investigation into funds for political parties
Sunday, September 19 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Support fight against cocoa smuggling -Newman
Sunday, September 19 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Oil and Gas Association accuses Tullow, GNPC
Sunday, September 19 2010

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.

TAMALE :
Accident victims laid to rest
Monday, September 20 2010

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.

TARKWA :
Indian hemp “smokes” Tarkwa residents out
Monday, September 20 2010

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.

(TINGA) BOLE :
Veep says no to illegal mining
Monday, September 20 2010

Small-scale miners popularly known as galamsey operators have been advised to register their operations with the right authorities.

HO :
Ministers resolve to fight corruption
Monday, September 20 2010

Regional Ministers ended their third conference in Ho with a resolve to improve efforts that would ensure accountability and transparency to achieve good governance.

NATIONAL :
Kosmos officials call President Mills
Monday, September 20 2010

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.

(TALENSI-NABDAM) TONGO :
World Vision fights bushfires
Monday, September 20 2010

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.

DORMAA :
NHIS providers advised to follow rules
Monday, September 20 2010

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Court fines 13 noisemakers
Monday, September 20 2010

Thirteen people have been fined GH¢120.00 each by the Sanitation court in Accra on its first hearing on Saturday.

(TANYIGBE) HO :
Ladies club to build girls’ hostel for school
Monday, September 20 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Inconsistencies force postponement of STX deal
Monday, September 20 2010

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.

NORTH TONGU :
NGO supports ICT education
Monday, September 20 2010

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.

KUMASI:
Business seminar for media houses underway
Monday, September 20 2010

A two-day business seminar, to build the capacity of some selected media houses in the country has opened in Kumasi.

MAMPONG:
Three women die from unsafe abortion
Monday, September 20 2010

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.    

(AMAKOM) KMA:
55 needy students receive scholarships
Monday, September 20 2010

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.    

NATIONAL:
Mills’ visit to China fetches Ghana $3bn
Monday, September 20 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana marks 101 birthday of Nkrumah
Tuesday, September 21 2010

Today, September 21, 2010, marks the 101st birthday of the founder and first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

ACCRA :
Census should be devoid of partisan politics
Tuesday, September 21 2010

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.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Police arrests four armed robbers
Tuesday, September 21 2010

The Nsawam Police have arrested four suspected armed robbers who allegedly snatched a Toyota Pickup from one Barima Kwaku from Bolgatanga.

ACCRA :
Prisons Council to investigate disturbances of personnel
Tuesday, September 21 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA :
IGP condemns murder of Police
Tuesday, September 21 2010

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.

TEMA :
Malaria programme receives support
Tuesday, September 21 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Gov’t to increase budget for mental health
Tuesday, September 21 2010

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.

(ASUOSO) NKORANZA SOUTH :
Residents appeal for road rehabilitation
Tuesday, September 21 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Gov’t outdoors presidential jet
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana secures $10.4 bn loan from EXIM bank
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

(BUSUA) AHANTA WEST :
National conference on quality care underway
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
260 Teaching Assistants undergo training
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

(KOTOKROM) SUNYANI :
Soldiers move to keep town clean
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Ghana calls for more Chinese investment
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

(DISCOVE) AHANTA WEST :
Dixcove appeals for sea defence wall
Wednesday, September 22 2010

The Paramount Chief of Lower Dixcove, Otumfuo Kwesi Ageyman IX has appealed to the government to build a sea defence wall for the town.

JUABOSO :
Four officials of Juabeso Assembly arrested
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

(AKYEMPIM) MPOHOR/ WASSA EAST :
Chamber of Mines expresses displeasure
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

YENDI:
Assembly confirms new MCE
Wednesday, September 22 2010

The Yendi Municipal Assembly has confirmed Mr. Issah Zakariah as the new Municipal Chief Executive (MCE).

SHAMA :
Assembly undergoes public scrutiny
Wednesday, September 22 2010

Shama District Assembly has subjected itself  to public scrutiny as a way of ensuring transparency and accountability in handling public funds.

NANUMBA SOUTH :
MCE appeals to assembly members
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

(AFIENYA) DANGME WEST :
Minister urges industry to liaise with academia
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST :
365 households benefit from LEAP
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

ACCRA :
GRIDCo begins transmission through West Africa Power Pool
Wednesday, September 22 2010

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) has started transmitting electricity through the West Africa Power Pool (WAPP) sponsored transmission line.

AJUMAKO/ENYAN/ESSIAM:
Ajumako provides favorable terms for investors
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Mills dwells on China’s development “miracle”
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

MAMPONG:
Training Programme for census enumerators ends
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

ATWIMA-KWANWOMA:
Residents in diaspora told to support projects
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.      

NADOWLI:
NHIS hits over 96% registration in Nadowli
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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.

NKWANTA SOUTH:
Ahondwo youth arrest alleged robber
Wednesday, September 22 2010

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Daniel Ametefe, has announced that a notorious robber troubling the Nkwanta area has been arrested.   

JOMORO:
Water, sanitation projects handed over in Jomoro
Wednesday, September 22 2010

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).  

NATIONAL :
Family of captured Ghanaian cries for help
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.

NKORANZA :
Census officials schooled
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.

(ELUBO) JOMORO :
Fire destroys stores at Elubo border
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.

NEW JUABEN:
Minister interacts with pupils
Thursday, September 23 2010

Politicians and some top public servants in the Ghana Education Service yesterday officially welcome new entrants into basic schools across the county.

(APIMANIM) AHANTA WEST :
Rubber to be No. 1 foreign exchange earner
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.

(MUSUKU) GA EAST :
Musuku submerged
Thursday, September 23 2010

About two hours downpour in Ashongman (Musuku) in the Ga East Municipality has submerged the Musuku Township causing damage to properties.

HO :
Queen calls for maintenance of schools
Thursday, September 23 2010

Mama Attratoh III, Queen of Ho Dome, has urged the Ho Municipal Assembly to undertake regular maintenance of school infrastructure in the area.

(ASUBOYE) OFFINSO SOUTH :
Zoomlion to curb black fly
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.

(SEKONDI) STMA :
Police nab suspected cocaine dealers
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.

SENE :
Sene to revamp tourism
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Gas expert pushes for local content in oil industry
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.

(AGATE) HOHOE :
Private schools entice pupils
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Food security in Ghana assured - MoFA
Thursday, September 23 2010

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has taken far-sighted measures to encourage investments in research and technology to promote sustainable agriculture.

(MAMPONG) AKUAPIM NORTH:
Osabarima Darteh in call for unity
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Foreign Ministry to secure release for captives
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.

(ABURI) AKUAPIM SOUTH:
Aburi market gets water-closet toilet facility
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.  

(NKAWKAW) KWAHU WEST:
LEAP extends over GH¢ 13,000 to the vulnerable
Thursday, September 23 2010

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. 

WA:
Organizations to launch political project for women
Thursday, September 23 2010

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”.   

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
Transport unions urged to form cooperatives
Thursday, September 23 2010

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.   

(CASTLE) AMA :
Ghana will not repeat mistakes of oil-rich countries - Veep
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

(JUMAPO) NEW JUABEN :
Fifty-year-old widow enrolls in basic school
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

ACCRA :
COCOBOD Executive chairs International Cocoa Council
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Vodafone donatestowards education
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

ELLEMBELE :
Free exercise books suppied to schools in W/R
Friday, September 24 2010

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’.

(ZEBILLA) BAWKU WEST :
School children supplied with uniform
Friday, September 24 2010

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’.

ACCRA :
Stop all forced evictions - Amnesty International
Friday, September 24 2010

Amnesty International Ghana (AI Ghana) has called on the government to immediately stop all forms of forced evictions.

FEATURE:
The sanctity of the “Red Sea” at Agortime Kpetoe
Friday, September 24 2010

“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).

(WETA) KETU NORTH :
School block lies idle
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

(NAVRONGO) KASSENA NANKANA EAST :
Communities kick against mining
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Ghana tourism to go online
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

SENE:
Workshop held on bee-keeping
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

(DZODZE) KETU NORTH :
Teaching in KG is no demotion-GES Director
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

ACCRA :
Give accurate info. for fire permit
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

TALENSI NABDAM:
Gov’t hunts for answers to Northern floods
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
President Mills demands action from Ministers
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Driver fined for over speeding
Friday, September 24 2010

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.

TARKWA NSUAEM:
Accurate data vital for development
Friday, September 24 2010

Accurate and reliable data are the two essential requirements for national development and proper distribution of natural and economic resources.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Don’t cheat the NHIS – Pharmacists told
Friday, September 24 2010

Pharmacists have been urged not to cheat by inflating the prices of drugs supplied under the National Health Scheme (NHIS).   

(SAKYIKROM) KWAEBIBIREM:
National Flags should be hoisted in schools - DCE
Friday, September 24 2010

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.    

(BANKAME) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Bankame JHS gets GH¢ 64,000 classroom block
Friday, September 24 2010

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.    

NATIONAL:
Motorists to pay more for LPG
Friday, September 24 2010

Owners of vehicles which use Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will soon pay more for the commodity.

ACCRA :
Ghana set for 2010 Population and Housing Census
Saturday, September 25 2010

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.

(ZOGGU) TAMALE :
Accident victims receive assistance
Saturday, September 25 2010

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.

(ACCRA) AMA :
Vehicular traffic to reduce by December
Saturday, September 25 2010

Government has assured it is working hard to ease traffic congestion caused by ongoing road construction projects in various parts of the capital, Accra.

ACCRA :
Gov’t Directs Petroleum Transportation to North through VLTC
Saturday, September 25 2010

Government has directed that distribution of Petroleum Products to the three Regions of Northern Ghana should be transported by the Volta Lake Transport Company.

(WINNEBA) : EFFUTU:
Nine victims of child labour enrol in regular school
Sunday, September 26 2010

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.

AGONA WEST
Ten schools score zero in BECE
Sunday, September 26 2010

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.

(EGYEIKROM) KEEA :
Egyeikrom gets a school block
Sunday, September 26 2010

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.

(YIKENE) BOLGATANGA :
Teenager in police custody for murdering his friend
Sunday, September 26 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Assembly to reclaim school lands from encroachers
Sunday, September 26 2010

The Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Epsona Ayamga has pledged the commitment of the assembly to reclaim all public school lands from encroachers.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
NADMO donates treated nets to T-Poly
Sunday, September 26 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Prez Mills returns home for census
Sunday, September 26 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills has returned home from China to take part in the  national population and housing census.

(TEMA) TMA : Fire kills three at Tema Port
Sunday, September 26 2010

Three persons are dead following a fire outbreak which gutted Midland International Ghana Limited at the Tema Port.

NATIONAL :
Accidents kill 1,126 people in 8 Months
Sunday, September 26 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Reschedule reopening date for SHS freshers - CHASS
Monday, September 27 2010

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).

AMA :
Floating population prove difficult in census
Monday, September 27 2010

The ongoing Population and Housing Census suffered hiccups at various locations as sections of the floating population refused to cooperate with enumerators.

NATIONAL :
2010 Census takes off
Monday, September 27 2010

The 2010 Population and Housing Census took off officially at midnight on Sunday, September 26.

(ABESIM) SUNYANI :
HIV/AIDS increases among pregnant women
Monday, September 27 2010

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.

(AKWIDAE) AHANTA WEST :
Wildlife resources depleting
Monday, September 27 2010

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.

HO :
Deputy Minister supports Leprosy Clinic
Monday, September 27 2010

Deputy Minister for Transport, Mrs Dzifa Attivor, has presented assorted medicines and items worth GH¢2,500 to the Ho Bonita Leprosy Clinic.

(ELMINA) KEEA :
Report suspicious gunshot wound cases to police – GMA
Monday, September 27 2010

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.

SENE :
Assembly fetes school children
Monday, September 27 2010

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.

WA EAST :
Minister appeals to SADA
Monday, September 27 2010

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.

CENTRAL GONJA:
Parliament deals with recurrent northern floods
Monday, September 27 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Mills wards off criticisms over Japan trip
Monday, September 27 2010

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.

(OWABI) ATWIMA NWABIAGYA:
Protect the Owabi Dam – GTB
Monday, September 27 2010

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
metropolis.

TEMA:
Police deny armed robbery shooting incident
Monday, September 27 2010

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.  

(EGUASE) MFANTSEMAN:
Make school the second home of the child
Monday, September 27 2010

The Mfantseman Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Henry Kweku Hayfron has urged Kindergarten and Primary School authorities to make their environment attractive to children.   

(KYEBI) EAST AKIM:
Galamsey operators take over school land
Monday, September 27 2010

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. 

(EKUMFI) MFANTSEMAN:
EDIF support pineapple farmers with inputs
Monday, September 27 2010

The Export Development and Investment Fund (EDIF) has donated farm inputs worth GH¢ 99,952.50 to a pineapple farmers’ association in Mfantseman.    

KUMASI:
NDC Old Guards pledge support for President Mills
Monday, September 27 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Oil alone can’t make Ghana middle income nation- Veep
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Constitution Review receives 50,000 submissions
Tuesday, September 28 2010

The Constitution Review Commission (CRC) has so far received 50,000 submissions from the public since it started work in April this year.

(AFLAO) KETU SOUTH :
Floating foreigners enumerated
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.

CHEREPONI :
Eastern corridor roads to receive attention
Tuesday, September 28 2010

Construction of the Eastern corridor road is expected to commence soon with the acquisition of a loan facility from Chinese’s Exim Bank.

(ACCRA) AMA :
AMA officially ends shift system
Tuesday, September 28 2010

Accra Metropolitan Assembly has officially ended the shift system in basic schools in the metropolis.

ACCRA :
Revenue Authority Board Inaugurated
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.

(NSAWAM) AKUAPIM SOUTH :
Discharged prisoners to get cash assistance
Tuesday, September 28 2010

The Prison Service is to financially support inmates to set up their own business on their discharge.

(LEGON) GA EAST :
Scholarship scheme for Agric. Research
Tuesday, September 28 2010

Finatrade Group of Companies is to institute a, scholarship scheme for research students in Agriculture come next year.

SENE :
Assembly moves to curb unemployment
Tuesday, September 28 2010

The Sene District Assembly has moved to curb the rate of unemployment in the area.

(GOMOA ASSIN-BROFOYEDUR) GOMOA WEST :
MP tours constituency
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Countries urged to nurture women
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.

(DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN) UPPER DENKYIRA EAST :
Health Assistants School get support
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.

AJUMAKO/ENYAN/ESSIAM :
Two chainsaw operations fined
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.

ACCRA:
Vodafone donates rescue boats to NADMO
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Japan to restore suspended grants to Ghana
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.

SUHUM/KRABOA/COALTAR:
Suhum Hospital “detains” corpse
Tuesday, September 28 2010

The body of Kofi Ampah, a 48-year-old farmer, from Apedwa, is still lying at the Suhum Government Hospital mortuary.   

(MANHYIA) KMA:
Asantehene, others enumerated as census takes-off
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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) AHANTA WEST:
Dixcove Hospital records six cases of buruli ulcer
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.

ACCRA:
Gov’t to stay on budget deficit pruning path
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.    

CAPE COAST:
Education Ministry strategizes to achieve MDGs
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.    

OBUASI:
Shift system to end in Obuasi
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.    

ASHAIMAN:
Grandma puts grandson’s foot in fire
Tuesday, September 28 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
Cocoa producer price now GH¢200
Wednesday, September 29 2010

Government has increased the cocoa producer price from GH¢150 to GH¢200.

ACCRA :
Ghana to tap Egypt’s experience in cotton production
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t releases funds for GIA workers
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.

(EAST LEGON) GA EAST :
Pippa’s Health Centre organizes Media Day
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
Gov’t to eliminate schools under trees - Veep
Wednesday, September 29 2010

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated government’s commitment to eliminate all schools under trees throughout the country by 2012.

BOLGATANGA :
Physically challenged seeks re-election
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.

(TAKORADI) STMA :
Public urged to participate in census
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.

TESHIE :
Veep inaugurates refurbished schools
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.

BOLGATANGA :
Farmers appeal for rehabilitation of Vea Dam
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.

(PWALUGU) TALENSI NABDAM :
Parliament sympathises with flood communities
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.

CHEREPONI:
Work on Eastern corridor roads starts soon
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.

ACCRA:
Ghana tourism opens new chapter
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.

(JUASO) ASANTE AKIM SOUTH:
Women to support female candidates in elections
Wednesday, September 29 2010

Women have been urged to stand solidly behind their fellow women who contest political positions.     

(WINNEBA) EFFUTU:
Victims of child labour enrol in regular school
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.  

(ABREKUM) GOMOA WEST:
Three-star hotel for Gomoa West soon
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.    

BOLGATANGA:
Teenager in police custody for murder
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.    

TAMALE:
Workers of cotton company demonstrate in Tamale
Wednesday, September 29 2010

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.

NATIONAL:
District level elections postponed indefinitely
Thursday, September 30 2010

This year’s District Assembly and Unit Committe elections have been postponed indefinitely.

NATIONAL :
Japan to assist Ghana in road construction
Thursday, September 30 2010

The Japanese government will soon come out with a package to assist Ghana in the construction of the Eastern Corridor roads.

NATIONAL:
NSS releases postings for 2010/2011
Thursday, September 30 2010

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.

NATIONAL :
President confident in Asia relations
Thursday, September 30 2010

President John Evans Atta Mills, has expressed confidence that Asia could help Africa to accelerate her development. 

(ESSAMAN) STMA :
Scrap dealers remanded for stealing railway line metals
Thursday, September 30 2010

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.

(DARKUMAN) AMA :
Court bans church for excessive noise
Thursday, September 30 2010

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. 

(DZODZE) KETU NORTH :
Catholic hospital instals oxygen plant
Thursday, September 30 2010

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.

TARKWA NSUAEM :
MCE calls on mining companies
Thursday, September 30 2010

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.

KETU SOUTH :
Communities to be connected to power grid
Thursday, September 30 2010

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.

TARKWA-NSUAEM :
Include sign language in schools curriculum
Thursday, September 30 2010

The Ghana National Association of the Deaf (GNAD) has advocated the inclusion of sign language in the school curriculum.

GOMOA WEST:
Assemblies adopt measures to control sand winning
Thursday, September 30 2010

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.

BAWKU:
Accomodation crisis hits public servants in Bawku
Thursday, September 30 2010

An acute accomodation shortage has hit civil and public servants in the Bawku municipality threatening to stiffle the activities of workers in the area.

(AXIM) NZEMA EAST:
Axim’s HIV prevalence rate equals national rate
Thursday, September 30 2010

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. 

NATIONAL:
’Recall Assembly Members, if......’
Thursday, September 30 2010

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.

(KUMASI) KMA:
Chinese firm to construct Kumasi Central Market
Thursday, September 30 2010

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly is currently liaising with a Chinese Construction firm for the construction of an ultra-modern market facility.    

BOLGATANGA:
Assembly to reclaim school lands from encroachers
Thursday, September 30 2010

The Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Epsona Ayamga has pledged the commitment of the assembly to reclaim all public school lands from encroachers.