Government is to distribute 60,000 laptops to basic schools across the country under its computerization project to improve the teaching of ICT.
Amissah Salifu, Operator of the boat that was involved in the tragic accident on the Sene River at Alozo Village in Sene District of Brong Ahafo Region, has been arrested and placed in police custody at Atebubu.
The Nkwanta South District Assembly has taken an innovative step at minimizing teenage pregnancy in the area by assisting the poor but intelligent girls in the district to pursue higher education.
The Jomoro District Assembly has adopted a working plan called the District Medium Term Development Plan, to guide the activities of the Assembly for the next two years.
The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called on chiefs to stay away from government’s acquired lands in their communities.
About 400 communities in the Upper West Region are to be connected to the national electricity grid to open them up for development.
The Nzema East and Ellembelle Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Mr. Robert Edmond Nkrumah, has said agents of the scheme who extort money from clients to desist from the practice.
A new meat shop has been constructed for the people of Dzodze in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region.
The Ajumako District Assembly has added two new schools to the list of School Feeding Program beneficiary schools in the district.
Mr Joseph Mensah, Deputy Secretary of the Nkoranza North Constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Tuesday picked a nomination form to contest the Party’s forthcoming parliamentary primaries.
The Agona East District is embarking on a massive street lighting and cleaning campaign in preparation for the upcoming National Farmers’ Day.
The MCE for Sekondi Takoradi Captain Anthony Cudjoe has urged Muslims to give their girl child equal educational opportunities as their male counterparts in order to enable them realize their full potential.
The DCE for Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese William Atta-Mends, has bemoaned the increasing rate at which educational standards are falling in the area.
A couple of Nigerian origin has been rounded up at Amosema near Cape Coast in the Central Region with human parts concealed in a bag.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Mfantseman Henry Kwaku Hayfron has called on the assembly to work in harmony in order to effectively prosecute the developmental agenda for the district.
Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, the 2008 flagbearer of the Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) on Wednesday charged the Oguaa Traditional Council to use the Fetu Afahye Festival to attract investors.
Teachers in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region are threatening to lay down their tool if the District Director of Education fails to settle issues that have to do with their unpaid salaries that have been outstanding for close to a year.
About GHC 23,000 has been disbursed to 29 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and two disabled organizations in the Ketu South District in the Volta Region.
The Atwima-Nwabiagya District Quality Control Officer of the Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Mr Michael Kwasi Lagbeneku has asked cocoa farmers to welcome the call not to engage children in hazardous on-farm activities.
The senior national team the Black Stars will be looking for win against their Swazi counterparts in an African Cup of Nation qualifier later today at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Mrs Agnes Atagabe, the Acting Regional Director of Education, has said students’ enrolment in the sciences in the Upper East Region remained poor.
As part of measures to encourage school enrolment among the Muslim community in the Adansi South district, the assembly has presented a 3 unit classroom block to the Islamic community in the area.
The Atwima Nwabiagya District Assembly has constructed a new state of the art administration block complex for the district police command.
All is set for this year’s annual Oguaa Fetu Afahye Festival which comes off this weekend in the historic town of Cape Coast.
President John Evans Atta Mills has reaffirmed his government’s commitment to equipping the Ghana Armed Forces to enable it safeguard the country’s oil reserves.
The fallen standard of education at all levels over the years has been blamed on the inability of pupils and students to read widely.
THE BONGO Anafobiisi Community Development Association (BANACOMDA) in the Bongo District has presented 125 goats to its members, as part of its Livestock Project to help promote their economic activities. The beneficiaries were mainly women.
Ghana took a giant stride to reaching the finals of the 2012 African Nations Cup after sealing a 2-0 victory over Swaziland.
The influx of counterfeit drugs into the country is threatening the operations of local pharmaceutical companies and endangering the lives of consumers.
The Central Committee of Convention Peoples Party (CPP) has finally fixed September 9-10 for its National Delegates Congress to elect National Executive Officers to steer affairs of the party for the next four years.
Government is expected to spend between US$10-25million within the next five years, under the e-school project to procure laptops and desktop computers for schools, Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications said on Tuesday.
In fulfillment of a campaign promise by President Mills during the 2008 elections, the Wenchi district assembly has constructed a new Community Center for the people of Wenchi.
Beyeeman Bosea Gyinantwi IV, Omanhene of the Drobo Traditional Area in the Brong Ahafo Region, has launched an education fund to help brilliant but needy students in the Jaman South and North Districts.
President Mills has called on the people of cape Coast and its surroundings to ensure peaceful co-existence and respect one another in order to maintain the peace and harmony the nation enjoys.
The Bekwai Municipal Chief Executive, Noah Asante Manuah has admonished the physically challenged in the area to endeavor to get employment from their given talents rather than begging on the street.
The Ajumako-Enyan District Chief Executive, Mr. Peter Light Koomson has expressed worry at the increasing rate of teenage pregnancy in the district and the central region as a whole and appealed to all stakeholders to consider it a canker that must be tackled with urgency.
Mr Inusah Fuseini, Deputy Minister of Energy, has said that under a special electrification project, 1,300 communities in three regions will be connected to the national grid by the end of the year.
Mr Paul Levin Gyato, Nkwanta North District Chief Executive, has picked nomination forms to contest the constituency primary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The Keta Municipal assembly has through its common fund refurbished a number of structures in the municipality to accommodate the increasing number of people in order to meet the status of the municipality.
Four vehicles were this morning involved in an accident at Pokuase on the Achimota –Nsawam road.
A 19-year old illegal miner, Emmanuel Agyei, of Adobewura in the Atwima-Mponua District, has drowned in an abandoned pit.
The Nkoranza South District Assembly has added two new dormitories and an administrative block to the existing facilities at the Nkoranza Technical School to befit its new status as a full fledged technical institution.
The Tano North District Assembly appears to be winning the fight against galamsey operators as the assembly’s recent s security operations at some mining sites arrested 18 who have been processed before court.
Mr Peter Jabong, a personal at the Blood Bank of the Tamale Teaching Hospital Blood (TTH), has appealed to the public to cultivate the habit of donating blood to save the lives of sick people.
Leprosy cases in the Volta Region are said to have declined this year, thanks to intensive education and outreach programmes carried out.
President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday tasked Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives to implement bye-laws that would ensure that every Ghanaian household have access to appropriate sanitation facilities.
Residents of Blekusu in the Ketu South District of the Volta Region have been presented with relief items after tidal waves swept through the area recently.
The District Chief Executive of Nkwanta North Paul Levin Gyato, has expressed confidence of winning the Nkwanta North Parliamentary Seat which is the only seat currently occupied by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Volta Region come 2012 elections.
The Presiding Member for Dormaa East, Ali Ibrahim says the assembly has embarked on an educational infrastructure development to motivate school enrolment and academic standards in the district.
The MCE for Tarkwa Nsuaem, Christiana Kobbina says the NDC government believes in continuity in administration hence her desire to fully complete projects she inherited from the previous administration and new ones her administration started.
The Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam District in the Central Region has established a fund for Persons with Disability (PWDs) known as the “Disability Fund”.
The Fanteakwa District Assembly has taking measures to control and regulate activities of Fulani herdsmen in the area
The DCE for Nkwanta South Ninkad Joseph says his administration is embarking on a massive electrification project in order to open up the area for the necessary economic development.
The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) in collaboration with the Keta Municipal Assembly has awarded contracts for the construction of more new classroom blocks for basic schools in the Keta Municipality.
The Gomoa West District Assembly has constructed a welfare clinic for the Apam Catholic hospital in the Central Region.
The government in her bid to make the District Assemblies an effective partner in development, has urge all districts to project their districts in area of investment in order to attract development partners to support government to develop the communities.
Government is to provide free seedlings to cocoa farmers under a Rehabilitation Scheme of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) expected to be rolled out country-wide for the next planting season.
The South Tongu District Assembly in the Volta Region has taken steps to correct the dwindling reading habit among students and people in the district.
President John Evans Atta Mills has nominated Mr Adam Banabelsera Yousif for appointment as West Mamprusi District Chief Executive.
A total of 23 major roads in the Ajumako Enyan-Essiam districts have since 2009 to date been given a face lift to facilitate mobility and enhance economic activities in the district.
The Keta Municipal Chief Executive, Sylvester Tornyeava has cautioned the youth in the area against any negative tendencies that would bring the name of the municipality into disrepute.
The Nkwanta North District Assembly is embarking on an aggressive campaign to eliminate all schools under tree before the first tenure of the Mills administration comes to an end.
The coordinator for the National Youth Employment program in the Nkwanta North District David Parkah says the program has greatly reduced the unemployment rate and youth redundancy in the area.
The DCE for Lawra Sampson Abu has under scored the urgent need to extend electricity to the entire district as a measure of reducing poverty and illiteracy in the area.
The DCE for Nkwanta South Ninkad Joseph says his administration is embarking on a massive electrification project in the area in order to open up the area for the necessary economic development.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Gomoa West Hon. Theophelus Adu Mensah has declared his intensions to transform some landmarks and edifices in the district to a major tourism sites so as to extend the revenue base of the district.
The Chief of Bunkpurugu, Naa Alhaji Abuba Nasimong and the Chief Imam Alhaji Laminu have both refuted reports that the District Chief Executive for the area Philip Laari was humiliated and shunned at the recent Muslim prayers during the Eld-ul –Fitr.
The Paramount Chief of the Awutu Senya Traditional area, Abokuade Wyettey Agyemang Otabil III, has appealed to government to ensure the speedy completion of the Awutu Bontrase-Obiachire roads whose completion has delayed.
Energy is an essential component to the quest of achieving economic development; hence every economy strives to ensure its availability no matter the cost.
Some farmers in the Bawku west district have expressed their gratitude to the rural banks in the district for their support in their farming activities.
The Agriculture Development Bank (ADB) has re-opened a branch at Tumu in the Sisala East District of the Upper West Region.
The Bolgatanga municipal assembly, which double as the upper east regional capital has seen tremendous growth in recent times, as most facilities that is often seen in the country’s capital could also be found in the Municipality.
Hundreds of disgruntled youth of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) have embarked on a demonstration to protest their neglect after helping the party win power.
Ghana is well endowed with tourist attractions, ranging from water falls to reserved forest and the high mountains, which attract thousands of tourists into the country every year.
With the increasing number of student drop out in the country especially in the rural areas, a student mentorship program has been established in the Builsa district with the theme “Supporting the education of the Builsa child through mentorship”.
An exercise in search of bodies and survivors is currently on-going following the tragic boat accident on the Volta Lake on Tueday.
The East Gonja District Assembly in the Northern Region has built two new basic schools and rehabilitated five others to enhance education enrolment in the district.
Night skies in the Agona West Constituency will later this week be luminated following a major rehabilitation works to be carried out on broken down, and or non functioning streets lights in the area.
A Denmark based company HTC Agro is to assist fish farmers in South Dayi District in the Volta Region to go into full time cage fish culture.
The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) has appealed to parties involved in the procurement of equipment for the Biometric Voter Registration System to exercise restraint and wait for the court ruling on the matter.
Teachers at the Anglican D/A primary school at Ofankor in the Ga East Municipal area say they are relieved due to the construction of a 6 unit classroom block for the school.
Residents of Kuntense in the Ga East municipal area are calling on the governement as a matter of urgency to help provide public toilets and borehole facilities at various places in the municipality.
The Kwaebibirem District is arguably one of the most naturally resourced areas in the country producing a bulk of the nation’s domestic oil palm and extractive minerals.
The NADMO outfit and rescue workers in the Jaman South District are still searching for the body of a 19 year old boy who drowned in the Tain River three days ago.
The Gomoa East District Assembly is taking measures to halt the improper and wreckless citing of structures such as shops and houses in the district.
The assembly member for Wamale, in the Tamale Metropolitan Area, Ibrahim Abudu has hinted that , he is making conscious effort to network School Management committees(SMC’s) and the Parents Teacher Association(P.T.A) to provide quality education in the area.
The Agona West MCE Emmanuel Kwaku Tetteh says his priority in the shortest possible time is to complete the new market center which was started by his predecessor in order to reduce the stress on traders and to improve revenue to the assembly.
The Communications Director of the CPP, William Dowokpor says about 2,000 delegates are expected for the Party’s Congress scheduled for today to elect national executives to lead the party to the 2012 general election.
Nana Adutwumwaa Dudaa Kani, Queenmother of Nkoranza in Brong Ahafo at the weekend urged married couples to live by their nuptial vows and ensure the proper upbringing of their children.
A total of 412 households in 18 communities in the Assin North Municipality of the Central Region are benefiting from the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) program to enhance their living standards whiles eliminating poverty.
In a bid to raise the standard of education in his district to an appreciable level, the Districts Chief Executive (DCE) for Ajumako Enyan Essiam District Hon. Peter Light Koomson has since 2009 to date executed twenty-four school projects in his area.
The Sene District Security Council is currently touring the scene of the boat accident which occurred on the Volta Lake on Tuesday.
The Krachi East district assembly is among the biggest beneficiaries of the Youth Employment Program since the Mills administration took over the governance of the country.
Health accessibility for the people of Gomoa East in the central region has been given a big boost following the establishment of seven new Community-based Health Planning Services (CHPS) compound in the district.
Contrary to the accession that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government and its functionaries have abandoned projects which were started but not completed by the previous administration, projects and the massive development outlay in the Gomoa West District of the central region has rubbished that claim.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Garu-Tempane in the Upper East Region, David Adakudugu, has described President Evans Attah Mills as an asset to the NDC party and Ghana as a whole.
Life without reliable water source can be very frustrating, hence every opportunity to assist authorities ensures their people have access to potable water is always good news.
The Keta Municipal Chief Executive, Sylvester Tornyeava has commended government for taking the bold step in alleviating the suffering of the people of Akplor Torkor, a fishing community in the Keta Municipality with the construction of the sea defence project.
RLG Communication, a Ghanaian owned mobile phone assembling company in Ghana is partnering the Ketu South District Assembly to provide Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre for the district.
Alhaji Murtala Imam, Bawku Chief Imam, shed tears for those who lost their lives in the Bawku conflict.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive for Sekondi-Takoradi, Captain (rtd) Anthony Cudjoe, has decried the excessive force used by the fisheries security taskforce to seize illegal nets recently.
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) is in congress today to elect new National Executives to manage the affairs of the party towards the General Election in 2012.
The kassena Nankana district has embarked on a serious facelift in their educational facilities to make teaching and learning more attractive to the people in the district.
The District capital of the Kassena Nankana West district, Paga, which also host the famous crocodile pond in the country could be said to be among the most visited places in the country by tourists.
Over 1,000 Farmers spread across six districts in both the Eastern and Central region will now enjoy ready markets for their cassava production.
The NADMO Coordinator for Bunkpurigu,Awuni Sugri has debunked claims in a section of the media that he and his deputy have been charged with negligence and abetment of crime respectively.
Daughter of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah and CPP’s only Member of Parliament for the Jomoro constituency, Samia Yaba Nkrumah has been declared winner in the chairmanship race of the party.
The Gomoa West District Assembly has added three new blocks to the structures of the Apam Senior High school to enable it cater for the 3 to 4 year educational policy change.
The South Tongu District Assembly is hoping and preparing to use the Local Enterprise and Skill Development (LESDEP) programme under the National Youth Employment Programme to improve its fortunes in contributing to the fish stock of the country.
More than fifty (50) communities in the Garu-Tempane District, one of the newly established districts in the Upper East Region are to benefit from educational and other basic facilities.
The Ketu South NADMO Coordinator Doe Kpornyoh has advised developers to engage the services of qualified artisans to put up their structures for them.
The Akatsi District Assembly in the Volta Region is taking measures to woo experts to the assembly to help in efforts at accelerating the development of the district.
The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly is currently installing new traffic lights at some deserving areas within the metropolis, to regulate vehicular and human movement.
Mr Samuel Afari Dartey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, has said the Commission intends to establish a 10,000 hectare forest plantation this year.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has warned that anyone caught engaging in double registration in the forthcoming biometric exercise would be prosecuted.
Mr Mark Woyongo, the Upper East Regional Minister, has said social vices like bribery, armed robbery and corruption could drive away investors.
The Media have been called upon to partner key stakeholders in the mining industry to help halt the activities of illegal miners which have the potential to breakdown the Obuasi mine.
As part of measures to give social relief to the people of the Asuogyaman district, in the Eastern region, a 16 unit market shed has been constructed for market women in the area.
An activist of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Mr. Jake Addo, has urged government to extend the railway line from Takoradi to the Northern Region.
The Ketu North District would not be left behind like many of the newly created districts in the country that are battling with infrastructure for use as offices.
The people of Akplor Torkor in the Keta Municipality have benefited from a six-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities to facilitate the education of children in the community and its environs.
Artisanal works and other electrically powered motors for economic activities in the Gomoa West District in the Central Region have been tremendously transformed with the provision of electricity to a number of communities in the district.
The Lawra District Assembly has constructed and handed over a new 6 unit classroom block for the St Cecilia primary school at Nandom in the Upper West Region.
Illegal mining, popularly referred to as “galamsey” is a canker that has bedeviled most communities with gold deposits in the country and even deaths sometimes resulting from the operations do not deter people from getting involved.
Over thirty communities in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District of the Central region will by the end of this year be connected to the national grid as part of a major step to electrify the whole district.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Bekwai Noah Asante Manu has debunked the assertion that a girl from bekwai was on the sex tape making rounds and taged as the Bekwai sex tape.
The District Chief Exective for Ejura Sekyerdumase Marthar Bruckner has described the notion that the National Democratic Congress has done nothing in her area as typically false and only meant to gain cheap political capital out of it.
President John Evans Atta Mills has appointed Alhaji Gilbert Seidu Iddi as the Chief Executive Officer of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA).
The Ellembele District Assembly has complemented the efforts of the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency, Hon. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah to improve the districts Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) score to 76% this year as against 68% last year.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama has urged stakeholders in education in the Mfansteman District of the Central Region, to design strategies to reverse the abysmal performance of pupils in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The Kpandai District Assembly in the Northern Region is investing a total of GH¢1.2 million in the construction of ten bungalows for the staff of the assembly to facilitate their work.
The Association of Ghana Industries said on Monday that it fully supports the operations of the Anti-Textiles Piracy Taskforce, which aims at stopping the importation and selling of faked local branded textiles in Ghana.
The Assembly Member for Gburimane area in the Tolon/Kumbungu district in the Northern region,Dawuni Adam has bemoaned the state of sanitation in the area.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Zabzugu/Tatale in the Northern Region, Abdul Wahab Umar, has disclosed that the District Assembly has successfully liaised with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in the Region to provide temporal tents for the 300 refugees who trooped into the country last Saturday form Togo.
The Kadjebi District Assembly is making conscious efforts at improving the educational infrastructure and academic standards in the area in order to justify its commitment to quality education as espoused by the President.
The Ho Municipal Assembly has started reaping gains from a sister-city partnership it entered with cities in Finland and South Africa.
The Mfantseman West Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah has emphasized that the NDC government attach great importance to education in line with its manifesto to invest in the capacity building of the youth.
The Ghana Standards Board (GSB) has asked the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to insist on regular calibration of medical measuring instruments used by the health facilities.
Parents have been urged to complement the efforts of the government by taking full advantage of the numerous education facilities that has been provided by the district assemblies so as to make the child benefit from early childhood education.
First impression they say is very important, a reason for which children are given special treat on their first day at school to keep the zeal in them to always yearn to be in school.
The Electricity Supply Board (ESB) of Ireland, on Tuesday officially handed over the refurbished Osu Manhean Junior High School (JHS) and Basic School to the Government in Accra.
A new state of the art children’s ward has been constructed for the Lawra Hospital in the Upper West Region.
A fifty bed female surgical and medical ward for the Apam Hospital is at an advance stage and nearing completion.
School children in some selected basic schools in the Atiwa District in the Eastern Region experienced one of the most exciting times in their young life on earth when they received a delegation of government officials in their various school during the “ my first day at school’’ occasion.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly Boss, Mr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije has urged pupils to focus on their education since they are the future leaders of the country.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Bolgatanga Municipality, Edward Ayireba Ayagle has noted that though development in the Northern sector is lagging behind, Bolgatanga is receiving a boost with respect to development of the area.
The Kwaebibirem District Chief Executive Reginald Asamoah Osae has implored teachers in the district to make learning and teaching exciting to new pupils in order to retain them at school.
The Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr John Alexander Ackon has asked pupils in the Municipality to exhibit high sense of discipline at home and in school to help them become responsible adults in future.
Economic and commercial activities in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region have received a major boost following the rehabilitation of a market in the area and paving of the ground space.
Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, Ashanti Regional Minister, has presented 15 laptop computers to the Nyinahin Salem Model School in the Atwima-Mponua District, to enhance teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
It was a glorious occasion for the school children in the Kwahu West Municipality as their Chief Executive, Hon. Alex Somuah Obeng, together with some education officials sung to commemorate activities marking the “My First Day at School” celebrations in the municipality.
Residents of Agogo in the Ashanti Region are planning a massive demonstration on Wednesday September 14, against Fulani herdsmen over alleged killings in the area.
A Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Aquinas Quansah has refuted reports that the Ghana School Feeding Programme has been put on hold until further notice.
His Excellency President John Evans Atta Mills left Accra last night for New York to attend the 66th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
School pupils at the Sakumono TMA 1 and 2 Primary school were welcomed with an attack from enchroachers including a madman ,when school re-opened yesterday.
Apart from the core development projects that have been under taken in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District, the peripheral in terms of development has not been left out.
The construction of the 120-bed Bekwai District Hospital is progressing steadily after the President, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, cut the sod in April this year.
The DCE for Bosomtwi in the Ashanti Region Edward Nti Berko has advised new pupils who entered school this week to be punctual, hardworking and law abiding as they begin their academic journey.
The District Chief Executive for Kwahu East in the Eastern Region, Mr. Samuel Asamoah has challenged students especially those in the Junior High School (JHS) to take their studies seriously, promising scholarship package for those who will excel and gain admission to the Senior High level.
The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has engaged the services of more that 1400 youth under the various model in the Ketu South District.
In the quest to minimize the Rural-Urban migration of the youth in Avatime Traditional Area in the Ho Municipality of the Volta Region,t he chiefs and people of the area have commissioned a recreational park to be used for public events.
Over 20 people have died while dozens sustained various degrees of injuries in a fatal accident that occurred near Konongo on the Accra-Kumasi highway in the early hours of today.
As part of the Better Ghana Agenda set by the ruling National Democratic (NDC) government, the Builsa District Assembly in the Upper East Region has built a new office complex for the district fire service in Sandema.
The Brong Ahafo Regional branch of the NYEP program has presented 35 new sowing machines to fresh graduates of the trade and vocation module under the program.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo, Hon. Philip N. Laari has pledged to go all out to develop the district to the level of other districts in the country.
Copa rice, another locally produced quality perfumed fragrance rice is expected to hit the market by the end of September, Chief Executive Officer of Global Agri-Development Company (GADCO), producers of the rice, Toks Abimbola has disclosed.
The Ajumako Enyan Essiam District Assembly in collaboration with the Government has provided services, recreational facilities and equipments to various communities in the district.
An Artisan at Sirigu ,Mr John Ayariga in the Pottery and Art business, in the kassena-Nankana East District has called on investors and non-governmental organisations(NGO’s) to come to their aid to help develop their profession to meet international standard.
The Agona East District has instituted measures to curb nefarious activities in the district especially those that occur under the cover of darkness.
Following the massive upspring of development projects that the Gomoa West district assembly in the central region has witnessed over the last three years, the District Chief Executive Hon. Theophelous Adu Mensah will be embarking on a tour of all the project sites to ascertain their state of readiness for an intended visit by the President John Evans Atta Mills.
There is no doubt that public libraries in the country have drastically reduced with the few once in existence either collapsing or stocking old books.
The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Mark Woyongo has urged parents, teachers and students to team up and work harder to promote quality education in the region.
The Omanjour M/A Primary School in the Ga West Municipality is to benefit from a 6 unit classroom block financed by the Ghana Education Trust Fund - GETFUND.
Dr. Koku Awoonor Williams, Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, on Wednesday expressed concern about the high prevalence of HIV and AIDS in the Region despite the measures put in place to reduce the spread.
The Director for Education, Research and Training at the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Police Service, ASP Alex Obeng is blaming Thursday morning’s fatal accident in Konongo on irresponsible driving.
Two thousand dual desks are under construction for onward distribution to basic schools in the Agona East District in the Central Region.
The Assemblyman for Nima, Umar Sanda Mohammed, has appealed to the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing to liaise with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to construct boreholes to alleviate the water problem of the people.
President John Evans Atta-Mills has approved a pre-funding arrangement with some syndicated local banks for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA) to ensure smooth operations and implementation of policies and programmes.
The Government Statistician, Dr. Grace Bediako has said that his outfit will disseminate adequate information about the population and housing characteristics to all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the country.
The Minister of Local government and Rural Development, Samuel Ofosu Ampofoh, has assured that the now on break school feeding programme would be powered and improved as it comes back.
The DCE for Adansi South in the Ashanti Region Benjamin Anhwere has admonished pupils and students in the area to avoid attending funerals and video shows since they are meant for the elderly and can be a major distraction to their academic progress.
The National President of the Ghana Blind Union (GBU), Mr Yaw Ofori-Debrah, has appealed to the government to create the necessary conditions for more blind students to access Information Communication Technology (ICT) education.
Instances from different communities in the country have shown that some residents sometimes illegally acquire Assembly lands or properties belonging to the assembly and make them their own at the expense of the assembly.
Government has ordered that all Districts Assemblies and Regional coordinating councils use cement from Pozollana Cement Factory in the Central Region for all government infrastructural projects.
In her bid to ensure that security in Apam and its environs is not compromised, the Gomoa West district assembly as part of her massive infrastructural outlay has provided the police with three quarters for the police administration in the district.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive for the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, Captain Anthony Cudjoe (Rtd) on Friday picked the nomination papers to contest the Sekondi Constituency NDC primary.
The Regional Director of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, (CWSA) in the Upper West Region Worlanyo Siabi has cautioned the people of Wa to desist from burying their corpses indiscriminately.
The DCE for Kwahu East in the Eastern Region Samuel Asamoah has hinted his preparedness to unseat the incumbent Member of Parliament for the area in the up coming 2012 elections to crown the massive developmental progress the area has experienced under him.
An £18-million Millennium Village Project (MVP) under the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) is to be established to address challenges in the three regions in the Northern part of Ghana.
Government has finally approved the construction of a dual carriage road at the Denu-Aflao portion of the main Accra-Aflao road.
The Ketu North District Chief Executive, Claver Kofi Lawson has allayed the fears of parents in Tadzewu in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region and assured them that adequate road safety measures would be put on the Akatsi/Dzodze highway.
The Kadjebi District in the Volta Region will not be left out in the quest to ensuring that as many schools in the district have standard classroom blocks for academic works.
Landing beaches in the Ketu South District in the Volta Region have made gains in the sale of pre-mix fuel to fishermen.
Mr Doe Adjaho, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament has called on Akatsi District Assembly to set up a fund to cater for financially disadvantaged but brilliant students from the area.
Residents of Agogo in the Asante-Akim North Municipality on Friday took to the streets to protest the criminal activities of Fulani herdsmen in the area.
The Asunafo North Municipal Assembly has constructed a new state of the art DVLA office in the district to effectively service the needs of drivers in the area
The DCE for Akyemansa in the Eastern Region , Tom Budu says massive road and social infrastracture projects are on going in the area to open up the district for an economic take off.
The MCE for Ejisu in the Ashanti Region Kwaku Afrifa Yamoah-Ponkor has reiterated government’s committment towards creating the right environment for effective teaching and learning in all areas of the country.
The Chief Executive for the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) Clement T. Bugase says his outfit and Government is mapping out measures to drastically reduce water problems in cocoa growing areas of the country.
Government has received commendation for completing the missing link between Kadjebi and Okanta road which had been a major worry to motorists on that road.
Government has resolved to drilling boreholes in most communities to ensure easily access to potable water in those communities.
The Young and Lonely Foundation, Ghana (YLF), a non-governmental organisation, at Agona Swedru, has held a week-long seminar on cholera prevention for 300 traders and porters at Agona Swedru in the Agona West District in the Central Region.
The Ketu South District Chief Executive, Bernard Frank Amable has urged teachers to work diligently in shaping the future of the young ones whose destinies have been entrusted in their hands.
The Anti-Revenue Leakages Special Monitoring Team of Ghana Revenue Authority, has called on Ministry of the Interior to carry out independent investigation into an alleged rice smuggling syndicate involving police personnel in the Western Region.
Mr Nabil Moukarzel, Chairman of Finatrade Group of Companies, has commended Food and Drugs Board (FDB) and Ghana Police Service for their vigilance leading to the arrest of members of a rice re-bagging syndicate.
Residents of Wuoyeman Electoral Area in the Accra Metropolis say they are pleased with the mounting of streetlights in the Electoral Area.
President Mills has called on all eligible voters to register when the Electoral Commission opens the voters’ register.
Children in various basic schools across the country will from today enjoy their usual meals served at school following the re-introduction of the National School Feeding Program (NSFP) effective today.
The Upper East Deputy Regional Minister Mrs Lucy Awuni has reiterated government’s intention to financially empower constitutionally mandated bodies like the National Commission on Civic Education(NCCE) and Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice(CHRAJ) to perform effectively.
The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Patrick E. Timbillah has observed that contemporary policing is a shared responsibility, and has therefore urged the citizenry to embrace the neighbourhood watch committee concept.
Teachers, students and School Authorities of the Haatso Calvary Presby School in the Electoral Area of the Ga East Municipality say they are elated over the renovation of the School’s building after 15 years of its erection.
Water is no doubt a basic necessity for everyone and for this reason a lot of projects are being put in place in different parts of the country to make clean and safe water accessible to all.
Members of Grace Chapel International, Kaneshie branch touched the souls of some cured lepers in a special way on Sunday when they joined them for a church service and donated some items to them
The Produce Buying Company Limited (PBC), has ended a two-day refresher course for its marketing clerks at Assin Foso in the Central Region.
Gold Fields Ghana, operators of the Tarkwa and Damang mines in the Western Region of Ghana has presented a cheque for US$20million as interim dividend to the Minister of Finance & Economic Planning.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has extended the deadline for banning truck pushing in the Metropolis from the 15th to 30th September 2011.
As part of moves to support community development in the Zorko traditional area in the Bongo District of the Upper East region, the Bolgatanga-Navrongo Catholic Secretariat have embarked on providing training for indigenes, in the areas of Agriculture.
The assembly member for Ankamu electoral area in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region Isaac Fritz Arthur has called for the speedy completion of the electrification extention project in the town and in two near by communities.
The Ghana School Feeding Programme (SFP), is being re-organised to strengthen and improve its operation and delivery capacity.
The Vice President John Dramani Mahama has declared government’s plans to invest $200 Million for the construction of the Takoradi Petroleum Project in the Western Region.
The District director of Health Service in the Nadowli District of the Upper west Region,Florence Ansomwini, has revealed that there is currently an alarming rate of cases of teenage pregnancy recorded by the hospital.
Until recently water shortages have been a major problem affecting communities in the country especially those in the capital city – Accra.
The Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Joe Gidisu, has ended an inspection tour of a section of the Eastern Corridor road in the Volta and Northern regions, with a reassurance to the people that there are no longer fallacies on the construction of the road as intended by the government.
The Distrct Chief executive for Sissala East in the Upper West region, Sulemana Gbentie Alijata ,has hinted that, under her watch as the DCE she has been able to secure landmark projects, which would inure the benefits of her people.
More road projects are expected to be carried out in the Akatsi District in the Volta Region to open up the district for economic activities.
About seven hundred and six (706) youth in the Ketu North District have benefited from the National Youth Employment programme.
The District Chief Executive for Agona East, Martin Luther Obeng has commended the management of Guaranteed Trust Bank (GTB), Antrak Group of Companies among other organizations and individual for taking the initiative to help improve educational infrastructure in the district.
As part of efforts to control non-communicable diseases, the Wa Municipal Health Directorate has formed a taskforce to contact and screen workers of various Ministries Departments and Agencies(MDAs) in the Upper West Capital city.
Former German President Horst Kohler has stressed the need for young people’s views to be taken seriously and their participation in national issues encouraged.
The Chief Justice (CJ), Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood, on Monday inaugurated the nation’s third Court of Appeal in Cape Coast.
Twenty-Five out of the 27 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the Ashanti Region have picked nomination forms to contest the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Poor financial standing of most parents in the Jukwa Mprumam electoral area of the Agona West District have been blamed for the poor enrolment in schools in the area. The situation is also to blame for the low yield from farm produce as a result of the farmer’s inability to farm on a mechanized scale.
The Assembly member for the Zorko-Tarongo area in the Bongo District of the Upper East region, Thomas Agongo has observed that though the area has seen some pockets of developments in the NDC administration, he would not relent in making efforts to lobby more developmental projects for the area.
Nana Kofi Sika Ohwire, Odikro of Atwima Afasiebon, has provided a new police station and residential accommodation at the cost of GH¢73,000 at Afasiebon in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region.
The Sunyani West District Assembly in recognition of the relevance of maize production to the local economy has constructed a new “maize market” at Odumaase to be solely used for the sale and storage of the cereal.
The District Chief Executive for the Sissala East District in the Upper West Region ,Sulemana Gbentie Alijata has re- echoed that some 20 communities in the Sissala East District are fortunate to be connected to the national electricity grid.
The Ashanti Regional Coordinator of National Youth Authority (NYA), Mr Kwaku Fofie Apraku, has appealed to the country’s youth to champion the fight against HIV/AIDS.
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has stated that government has initiated pragmatic measures to depoliticize the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP).
Mr. James Adu-Bonnah, the acting Manager of Nkoranza District Health Insurance Scheme, has appealed to field workers of the Scheme to work hard to register more people.
There is a rush for enlistment application forms into the Ghana Police Service and the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
Teachers in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District of the Central Region have been charged to shun acts of partisanship in the discharge of their duties.
President John Evans Atta Mills has assured the World Bank that the government will prudently use the $ 3b facility from China, which was recently approved by Parliament.
The Secretary of the Komenda Fishermen’s Council, Mr. Joseph Aggrey Cudjoe has indicated that his outfit has been able to secure an office facility, which is near completion ,as well as a toilet project which is to be constructed for the area.
The Gomoa West District directorates of health services have been called upon to put in measures halt the rate at which teenagers in the Mankoadze electoral area of the district are increasingly becoming pregnant
The Kadjebi District Chief Executive, Seth Alifui has commended government for recognizing and rewarding some hardworking cocoa farmers in the Kadjebi District.
The District Chief Executive for Adansi South, Benjamin Anhwere has made a passionate appeal to the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) for the allocation of more schools to be constructed in the district.
Persons with disability have received an amount totaling GH¢ 7,100 from the Ga South Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms. Hannah Tetteh, has called on ‘kente’ weavers to make good use of the Skills Development Fund (SDF) made available by her outfit, to improve upon their businesses.
The Islamic leadership in the country has called on Muslim youth to desist from actions that have the tendency to disturb the peace and tranquility as the country prepares to confront crucial elections in 2012.
The government has renewed its commitment to support and encourage all initiatives that promote unity, peace and economic empowerment in the country. To this end, the government will support all initiates aimed at improving the living standards of all Muslims and the country as a whole.
About 30 development projects undertaken by the Obuasi Municipal Assembly from January 2009 to July this year have been completed.
The Dome Electoral Area has benefited from the construction of a new ultra modern market but mixed reactions from the market women in the area have brought the project to a standstill although all necessary equipment for the project are ready.
The District Chief Executive for Sawla-Tuna-Kalba, Mumuni Isaac Dramani has re-echoed government’s directive to create a fund which the 2% common fund share of the Physically challenged will be lodged into.
As part of efforts to make Accra a Millennium City, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has secured a $40Million loan from Brazil to construct all the dusty roads in the Metropolis.
Nana Poku Bosompim, Assistant District Manager of the Forest Services Division, said 20,212. 02 hectares of land had been planted with tree seedlings, under the National Forest Plantation Programme (NFPP), in the Western Region last year.
Health delivery especially at night at the Abakrampa health center in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District of the Central Region has for some time now been a nightmare following the absence of electricity at the facility leaving the workers with no option then to work in the dark.
In recent times it is very common to see the rights of children being trampled upon in terms of health care, privacy, child labour, defilement, education and many others which deprive them of the joys of childhood.
More than 10 rural communities in the Atwima Nwabiagya District in the Ashanti Region have been connected with electricity under the Ghana Energy Access Program (GEDAP).
Ahenbronomu Care Foundation, a Techiman-based non-governmental organisation, has organised 256 Persons Living With HIV/AIDS(PLWA) in Nkoranza and Techiman to form an association to enhance their welfare.
Dr. Stephen Yirenkyi, the Chairman of the Publicity Sub-Committee for the Western Regional Education Trust Fund has expressed worry over the poor performance of the Region in the current 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Former German President Horst Kohler, has called on African leaders to demonstrate commitment towards addressing the growing youth unemployment on the continent.
The District Chief Executive DCE for Gomoa West Mr. Theophelous Adu Mensah has charge women entrepreneurs in the district to support the various financial institutions to win the relentless fight at eliminating poverty.
The Sissala East District Assembly has urged on the lone Medical Doctor of the Tumu District Hospital, Dr. Bukari Zakaria by increasing his motivational allowance from GH¢500 to GH¢1,000.
THE management of Eric Raude Rig, a rig which was used to drill the wells that led to Ghana’s first oil discovery by Tullow Oil, has donated assorted items to the Abobre D/A Primary and Junior High schools (JHS) in the Jomoro District of the Western Region.
The Atiwa District Chief Executive, Emmanuel Atta Twum has endorsed the dawn swoop carried out by a combine team of military/police officers to clamp down on activities of illegal miners in the Atiwa forest.
The Vector Control Unit of ZoomLion Ghana Limited in the Volta Region has embarked on a mosquito control programme at Dabala in the South Tongu District, as part of activities to intensify its fight to reduce the breeding sites of mosquitoes to minimise malaria and yellow fever.
The chiefs and people of the Agortime traditional area in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District over the weekend showcased the rich culture values of the area, during this year’s ‘Agbamevorza’ (Kente Festival) at Kpetoe, where both local and international tourists spent the weekend.
The District Chief Executive for Fanteakwa District, Hon. Abass Fuseini Sbaabe has donated two computers to two pupils from Begoro Islamic primary and Junior High Schools.
Dasebre Kwebu Ewusie VII, President of the Central Regional House of Chiefs has assured that chiefs in the region would soon start a plantation, that would direct their interest in accessing the Forest Plantation Development Fund.
The Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, (STMA) in collaboration with the Municipal Metro Office of the Ghana Education Service has distributed free exercise books and uniforms to all government schools in the Municipality.
The World Bank has expressed confidence in Ghana’s economic growth path, but has cautioned that the 3 billion Chinese loan facility being pursued by government should necessarily be used for the projects identified.
As part of measures to ensure easy access to education and increase the literacy rate in the Jirapa district, the Jirapa District Assembly has embarked on some good number of developmental projects in the area of education.
Residents of Haatso Electoral Area in the Ga East Municipality are calling on stakeholders and authorities in charge of the road sector to as a matter of urgency come to their aid because whenever it rains roads become very deplorable and difficult to use.
The District Chief Executive for Kwaebibirem, Emmanuel Aboagye Osae has charged the finance and administration sub-committee to find innovative ways of improving the assemblies internally generated fund to boost development.
In a matter of few weeks, the Ketu North District Assembly will roll out the Local Enterprises and Skills Development (LESDEP) programme in the district with an initial target of 80 individuals.
A Supervising High Court Judge, Mr Kofi Akoweah, on Thursday deplored the unjustifiable demands of some Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) for compensations on court fines from District magistrates.
The Akweteyman Electoral Area in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has benefited from the construction of an 18 unit classroom block 3 storey building with offices and storeroom for the Electoral Area.
The Assembly member for Gowrie electoral area in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, Maclean Ayamga has bemoaned the way three Communities sited around the Vea dam project area have been abandoned in the Mass Spraying exercise.
President John Evans Atta Mills will address the 66th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York today Friday September 23.
President Mills has signed on Ghana to a new initiative aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in governance called the Open Government Partnership.
Thirty-seven National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary aspirants had filed nominations for the upcoming parliamentary primaries of the party, slated for October 1 to 30, 2011 in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
Mr. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, Nkoranza South District Chief Executive, has picked a nomination form to contest the parliamentary primary
The Birim South District Assembly has begun the construction of a Senior High School in Aperade following approval from traditional authorities in the area.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Abura Asebu Kwamankese Hon. William Atta Mends has explained the circumstances leading to the current state under which the Abakrampa Health Center operates.
In order to deliver easy accessibility to basic health care and also ensure quality health for all in the Jirapa District of the Upper West region, the Jirapa District Assembly has embarked on constructing two Community Based Health Planning and Services(CHPS) compound in the area.
The “Better Ghana” agenda appears to be in top flight in the Sekyere Central District of the Ashanti Region as the assembly has through hard work eliminated 20 schools under trees.
The Kwabre East District Assembly has through its educational fund sponsored more than 30 students at different educational levels to continue their education.
The Work of the Constituency Office of the National Democratic Congress in the Ketu North District has been enhanced with the presentation of some logistics by the District Chief Executive, Lawson Kofi Clave.
The Northern Regional Forestry Manager, Ebenezer Djaney Djagbletey has hinted that a total area of 3,309 hectares of forest reserve and off-forest reserve were planted in the region last year.
Cocoa and Cashew farming in the Nkwanta South District has received a major boost following a presentation made to farmers in the area by their Member of Parliament, Gershon K. B. Gbediame.
A health specialist,Mr Noble Alagskomah has alleged that the tendency of people contracting TB was high because most ‘pito’ brewers and alcoholic beverage sellers in the Northern Region did not wash their calabashes and glasses used in serving customers thoroughly.
The assembly member for Akobirem Alata in the Gomoa West District of the central region Ekow Mossi has commended the district assembly on the steady progress of work on the streetlights project at Egyaa, a community in his jurisdiction.
The Paramount Chief of Bongo, Baba Salifu Aleemyaruum, has commended government for initiating the National Forestation programme and even extending it to his area.
Sport is not only for keeping one healthy and active but a major business avenue which employs a lot of people.
About three individuals are expected to leave Accra for Finland in October under the tree-tie sister-city cooperation between Lahti-Bojanala-Platinum District Municipality in South Africa and Ho.
Nine communities in the Akatsi District are being assisted by government to enjoy potable water with the provision of nine boreholes in each of the communities.
To sustain the pace of development and imbibe the spirit of maintenance culture in residents of the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District in the Central Region, the District Chief Executive (DCE) William Atta Mends has been touring some communities in the district.
In a bid to make Small and Medium Scale enterprises (SMEs) attractive especially to the women in the Gomoa West district of the central region, the District Chief Executive ( DCE) Hon. Theophelous Adu Mensah has encouraged various business enterprises to make the most of the Medium and small scale loans (MASLOG) and other credit facilities from the assembly.
The poor management and maintenance of Ghana’s street lighting system is expected to be a thing of the past, following the introduction of a new policy by the Ministry of Energy and the Energy Commission to regulate its operations.
Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Transport, has revealed that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) will capture more parliamentary seats in the Brong Ahafo region, to enhance the party’s numerical presence in the law making House, come 2012.
DOCTORS AT the Directorate of Surgery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have resolved to go back to work after laying down their tools in protest against the limited number of staff at the Unit.
Some 500 youth who got enrolled into the Government of Ghana’s (GoG) job creation programme some few weeks ago have been given set-up equipment to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
Dr. Adjei Nsiah, Research Fellow at the University of Ghana, College of Agric has described as worrying some negative practices adopted by small scale palm oil producers in the country.
Forty hairdressing apprentices under the National Youth Employment Programme in the Ketu North District in the Volta Region have received a sewing machine each.
As part of efforts to promote the rights of the disabled in the Wa municipality the assembly has commissioned a seven-member committee tasked with the management of funds from the District Assemblies Common Fund solely for the benefit of the disabled.
The fight against polio and other related disease is aggressively on course in the Yendi Municipality as the municipal health directorate targets 54,454 children from zero to 59 months old to be immunised against the disease in the first phase of a national campaign against the disease.
The Vice President John Mahama has reiterated government’s commitment to ensuring that major development projects earmarked for the Volta Region are implemented without any further delay.
Following the retargeting exercise under the Ghana School Feeding Programme, more schools in deprived communities in the Kwaebibirem District in the Eastern Region have been included in the programme.
The Kadjebi District Chief Executive, Seth Alifui has commended government for recognizing and rewarding some hardworking cocoa farmers in the Kadjebi District.
Residents of Wuoyeman Electoral Area near Abeka Lapz in the Accra Metropolis have appealed to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to extend the pipe culverts being laid as part of the Mallam-Tetteh Quarshie road to the main drain at Botwe Links to stop flooding in more than one hundred houses in the area when it rains.
Ms Akosua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism at the weekend urged the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to strike fruitful partnerships with private and corporate institutions to re-engineer the tourism infrastructure.
The Fanteakwa District Assembly is starting a pilot project that will help young Junior High School graduates have Senior High School education.
The Dangme East District Assembly (DEDA) in the Greater Accra Region is to set a task force to check child labour and child trafficking issues in the municipality.
Mr. Herbert Henry Hans, Takoradi Sub-Metro Chairman on Saturday called on communities within the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis to form a Sanitation Taskforce to clean the metropolis of filth.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sissala West, in the Upper West Region, Robert Bakah Wavei has reiterated that the District Assemblies exist to create an impetus to re-engineer the social and economic developments of the Districts.
Togbe Afede XIV, Paramount Chief of the Asogli State has called for peace and unity among all people especially Ewes to help accelerate development of the Volta Region.
The concept of improving upon human capacity as a basis for development has fully been embraced by the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district of the Northern Region.
Fifty-two persons would be presented with awards at the 2011 National Best Teachers Awards ceremony that would be held in Takoradi on October 5.
Ghana’s Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mrs Elizabeth Nicol has assured the International Cocoa Organization, ICCO, of government’s continuous support for the sector.
The Western Regional Minister, Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, has cautioned the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in the Region to desist from meddling in Chieftaincy issues in their respective areas since it can bring their administration into disrepute.
The Ahafo-Ano South District Assembly has constructed 63 new boreholes in different communities in the district to drastically reduce the acute water challenges confronting residents of the area.
In order to re-enforce justice and security systems in the Lambussie-Karni district, the Executive Committee of the Assembly has recommended that the National Commission for Civic Education(NCCE) together with the Security Agencies should engaged the people in a public education.
Health delivery and its educational component in the Kantem electoral of the Gomoa West district are said to be at appreciable levels, recording a correspondent high output in the area for some time now.
The Madina Polyclinic in the Madina West Electoral Area in the Ga East Municipality has benefited from the construction of a new edifice for the said health center to replace the containers being used as an Out Patients Department (OPD) in the area.
The Upper West Regional Director of Health Services, in charge of Public Health, Dr Kofi Issah has commended the Wa Municipal Health Directorate for facilitating some Community Health Nurses with motorcycle riding skills.
A total of 100 and 218 persons in the Lambussie-Karni district were recruited to undergo an internship programme under the Youth in Trade and Vocation for Hair dressers and Dress making module respectively.
An Accra-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), “Right to Play Ghana,” has donated educational and sports materials worth over GH¢100,000 to 16 schools in the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
Seventy four (74) students in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region have received scholarship packages to pursue courses at the tertiary level to better their lives.
The Paramount Chief of Nsein Traditional Area, Awulae Agyefi Kwame II, on Saturday appealed to the government to urgently construct a bridge over River Yangbunli to boost economic activities in the area.
Education has been the focal area which relatively gives impetus to the growth and development of a nation.
Ghana joins the world to mark this year’s World Tourism Day which falls today.
70 percent of applicants for placement into Senior High Schools across the country have been successfully placed into their schools of choice.
The police at Akomadan in the Offinso North District have mounted a search for a group of armed criminals, suspected to have escaped with gunshot wounds after they engaged them in fierce gun battle.
Mr Samuel Sarpong, Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has acknowledged the critical role religious bodies are playing in the nation’s development and urged them not to relent in their efforts.
President John Evans Atta Mills has appealed to American business people to take advantage of Ghana’s congenial investment climate and do business in the country.
There is no denying the fact that politics especially in our time has brought a lot of divisive tendencies between people across all divide. Be it towns, regions tribes and to a great extent the individuals at the fore-front of the phenomenon.
As part of measures to enhance justice delivery in the Pru District of the Brong Ahafo Region, the district assembly has constructed a new state of the art magistrate court complex to replace the old one.
The Adenta Municipal Assembly (AdMA), one of the newly established assemblies in the country, has recruited 35 new city guards to help the Assembly maintain law and order in the Municipality.
Night skies in Nsaba and parts of the Agona East have been brightened under the “One Pole, One Light ” project meant to fix all streets lights in the vicinity ahead of the National Farmers Day celebration which will be hosted by the district some two months from now.
The District-Wide Assistance Programme (DWAP), an important social module fashioned out by the government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural development has funded some developmental projects in the Lambussie-Karni district of the Upper West Region.
A total of one thousand five hundred and fifty-three (1553) school children in the rural area of the Agona West Municipal will benefit from the newly structured Ghana School Feeding Program (GSFP), the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Emmanuel Kweku Tetteh has told Ghanadistricts in an exclusive interview.
The Ho Municipality and three other metropolises are to receive massive development under the Ghana Urban Management Pilot Project (GUMPP).
The District Chief Executive for Lawra in the Upper West Region, Sampson Abu has commended both the Security forces and the Traditional authorities in the district for their efforts in helping to bring calm and quietness in the area.
Teachers at the Okanse Korpe D/A Primary School in the Dangme East District say they need urgent renovation on the only teachers’ bungalow in the school.
The chiefs and people of Mampong-Akuapem in the Eastern Region have called on President Mills, to as a matter of urgency, declare Mampong as ‘Cocoa City’.
Mr. Alfred Anafo Chief Inspector at the Upper East Regional Educational Directorate, has advised teachers to take opportunity of the concession by rlg, for teachers to individually buy and own computers through flexible payment terms.
Participants at a forum at Daboase in the Mpohor Wassa East District have called for the construction of a cocoa depot for the storage of extra cocoa beans produced after the season.
The Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Aquinas Quansah has urged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA’s) to allocate portions of their District Assembly’s Common fund towards the development of tourism in their areas.
In a bid to cut down the syndrome of small scale subsistence farming in the country, the Ga South Municipal Assembly has decided to go into full time block farming system to boost the level of agriculture in the municipality.
Volta Regional Minister, Joseph Amenowode has told the people of Tafi Community in the Hohoe Municipality that government was aware of their needs and has already taken measures to address some of them.
The Assembly Member for Densusu electoral in the Akuapim South District of the Eastern Region has bemoaned the poor state of the Drainage system in the area.
Individuals employed to work in the afforestation plantation on the Ketu North District in the Volta region were presented with some farm implements and safety materials to help in their work.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the Government of Ghana to construct a borehole each for schools in Nkoranza South District.
Three schools in Offinso North District have been presented with 30 laptop computers to aid the teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
President John Evans Atta Mills returned home last night from New York, after attending the 66th session of the General Assembly of the UN.
The assembly member for Nkum/ Hwira electoral area in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region John Arkoful has lamented the erratic nature of electricity supply in parts of Nkum and Dagu due to in sufficient meters.
The president Professor J E A Mills has appointed Adam Banablesera Yussif as the new West Mamprusi District Chief Executive DCE effective today.
The Concerned Citizens of Agogo have stated that they are boycotting all funeral gatherings in the community until their traditional leaders ensure the that Fulanis are driven out of the community.
The Assemblyman for Pantang Electoral Area who also doubles as the Presiding Member for Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), Mr. Alhaji Baba Ibram is calling on the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to intensify the education on the concept of decentralization.
The Bole District Assembly has benefited from a GH¢550,000 District Development Fund DDF for various projects.
The District Chief Executive for Lawra in the Upper West Region Sampson Abu has emphasized that his vision is to see a dramatic expansion and improvement in the quality of education in the district.
Work on the Tema-Asaprochona-Accra railway, which was inaugurated by President John Evans Atta Mills last year, is near completion.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Kassena-Nankana West in the Upper East Region, Thomas Dalu Addah has hinted that the Assembly is making efforts to bring on-board private investors to help redevelop the districts’ tourism potential.
The Lambussie-Karni District Assembly as part of ways to upgrade their financial resource base has planned to explore additional sources of revenue to benefit the district.
The 90-day mop up exercise announced by the National Communications Authority (NCA), after the expiration of the SIM Card Registration activity on June 30 ends Tomorrow.
President Alassane Ouattara has reiterated his commitment to promoting reconciliation in Ivory Coast as a move to restoring the country’s lost image as a hub of peace within the West African Sub-Region.
Tullow Oil plc has announced that the Enyenra-3A appraisal well, in the Deepwater Tano licence offshore Ghana, has successfully encountered oil in high quality sandstone reservoirs. Pressure data indicates that the Enyenra-3A well has confirmed an up-dip extension of the Enyenra oil field.
The Supreme Court ruling rendering chiefs powerless in summoning people to their courts is a big threat to the traditional institution.
Residents of of Anyakpor Adedekye Korpe Electoral Area in the Dangme East Municipality are to experience quality health care delivery as an ultra - modern clinic is to be commissioned soon by President John Attah Mills.
As part of efforts to curb armed robbery and other criminal activities in the Bia District of the Western Region, the police have stepped up night patrols and monitoring activities.
The First Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills, has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Assemblies (MMDAs) to mainstream and support strategies that address child and maternal mortality.
The Jankama primary and Junior High School in the Akuapim South District of the Eastern Region has benefited from a new toilet and water facility as part of measures by the assembly to improve educational infrastructure in the area.
The Assembly member for Gwollu Jawsiala electoral area in the Sissala West district of the Upper West Region, Kadiri Edmond Sibiri has expressed worry over lack of structures to accommodate school children in the area.
The assembly member for Odukum electoral area in Gomoa West District Mr. Isaac Ansah has made a passionate appeal to the District Assembly to as a matter of urgency provide furniture for the Catholic and Methodist schools at Mumford.
The Offinso South Municipal Assembly has taken delivery of 300 new bulbs to commence its street lighting project.
Out of about 170 Metropolitan, Municipal and Districts Assemblies (MMDAs) in the country, the Presiding Member (P.M) for Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA), Mr. Alhaji Baba Ibram has said their Assembly is the best one facilitating the school feeding programme smoothly.
The Kpando District Chief Executive, Francis Ganyaglo, has inaugurated a GH¢ 52,000 Urban Council office in Kpando in the Volta Region.
The Ketu-North District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE),Godwin Agbenu has underscored the need for Ghanaians to exercise their franchise, noting that its their civic responsibility as citizens of this country.
The Serwaa Ampem Foundation for Children has donated some items to the Children’s Ward of the Obuasi Government Hospital.
The Uhuru Electoral Area in Tema Community 7 has waged war against prostitutes in the Area by installing about 20 security lights to deter the prostitutes from indulging in such social vice.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) deadline for the ban on truck pushing in the metropolis ends today 30th September 2011.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Keta Mr. Sylvester Tornyeava has proposed an annual levy to support the fallen standard of education in the Municipality.
The absence of a landing site for the Mumford coastal stretch has been identified as a major setback for the economic activities in the area.
The National House of Chiefs has set up an eight-member legal committee to make recommendations to Parliament for amendment of certain portions of the Chieftaincy Act.
Members of the Kpando Urban Council have been advised to equip themselves with the tools of engagement in order to perform effectively.
The Assembly Man for the Nsaba Electoral area in the Akuapim South District Seth Kumatse has called on the district assembly to take measures to halt the shift system among the schools in the area since it affects the academic performance of pupils.
The Chief Executive Officer for Kwau East District Assembly in the Eastern Region has indicated that the various Electoral Areas in the District will soon be due to enjoy what he describe as Electoral Area Common Fund (EACF)