CAPE COAST:
Mahama announces Teaching Hospitals for Volta, Central Regions
Sunday, September 01 2013

President Mahama has announced that plans were far advanced to upgrade the Central and Volta Regional Hospitals into Teaching Hospitals.

SOCIAL:
Base pay of public sector workers increased by 10%
Sunday, September 01 2013

The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has announced that the 2013 Base Pay of teachers and other government workers has been increased by 10 per cent.

BUNKPURUGU:
Floods render hundreds homeless
Sunday, September 01 2013

Over a hundred residents in Bunkprugu in the Northern Region have been rendered homeless as result of flooding caused by torrential rains on Saturday.

ENERGY:
PURC set to announce new tariffs
Monday, September 02 2013

The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) will announce new tariffs for utility providers in two weeks. But Joy News can confirm that the power providers will not get even a quarter of what they are asking for.

EDUCATION:
Ghana has a good educational system – Minister
Monday, September 02 2013

Minister of Education, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman has stated that Ghana has a very good educational system, which endears the nation to most countries around the world.

POLITICS:
NPP sets date for Delegates’ Congress
Monday, September 02 2013

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has set March 2014 for its national delegate congress.

ECONOMICS:
Pineapple exporters seek GH¢60m gov’t support
Monday, September 02 2013

The Sea-Freight Pineapple Exporters of Ghana (SPEG), a group of fresh pineapple producers, is seeking GH¢60 million support from government to enable members expand production and to scale competition in the supply of the produce into Europe and other markets.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t urged to focus on job creation
Monday, September 02 2013

Prophet Isaac Atta-Owusu, a spiritual leader of Creator’s Blessing Church (CBC) at Abeka, a suburb of Accra, has called on government to give more attention on job creation through the agriculture and transport sectors.

KUMAWU:
District Hospital pledge on course
Monday, September 02 2013

Government will soon make true its promise of building an ultra modern district hospital for the people of Kumawu as part of its measures to bridge disparities in heath care accessibility in the country especially between t he urban and rural folks.

ELECTION PETITION:
Tsatsu’s attack on Anin-Yeboah "unwarranted"- Kuffour
Monday, September 02 2013

A Former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor has described as "unwarranted" attacks on Justice Anin Yeboah, a member of the nine-member panel which heard the election petition case

EDUCATION:
Agriculture curriculum needs to be updated
Monday, September 02 2013

Agricultural stakeholders at an inception workshop in Accra discussed strategies to improve the capacity of Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) institutions to attract the youth to agriculture.

AMANSIE W:
Chief bemoans poor state of Health Centre
Monday, September 02 2013

Chiefs and people of Manso Adubia in the Amesie West District in the Ashante Region have appealed to government to immediately come to their aid and improve the poor condition of the Health Centre in the area.

TMA:
Minister inspects Tema ICT park project
Monday, September 02 2013

Dr Edward Omani Boamah, Minister of Communications, has paid a working visit to the Tema ICT Park Project where work is being undertaken by the Micro, Medium and Small Enterprise of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

SPORTS:
Essien and 11 others arrive for Zambia match
Monday, September 02 2013

Ghana’s preparations for Friday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying against Zambia will commence this afternoon after players arrived over the weekend.

POLITICS:
NPP to seek review of Supreme Court verdict if...
Monday, September 02 2013

The New Patriotic Party has indicated, it may seek review of the judgement delivered by the Supreme Court dismissing a petition filed by the party’s 2012 presidential candidate and two others challenging results of the polls.

N JUABEN:
Dr. Kwaku Acheampong to replace Alex Asamoah
Monday, September 02 2013

Dr. Kwaku Acheampong, the new Municipal Chief Executive appointee
for the New Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region will replace Alex Asamoah subject to approval by the assembly members.

SOCIAL:
NGO’s to collaborate tackle maternal mortality
Monday, September 02 2013

The Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health is meeting with stakeholders from South-Dayi, Agortime-Ziope and the Keta Municipality towards tackling pregnancy related death in those places.

LEKMA:
Teshie organises hand washing activity
Monday, September 02 2013

Mrs Theodora Adomako-Adjei, Extension Services Coordinator for Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), has advised the community members of Teshie to cultivate the habits of washing their hands properly with soap and water.

GARU-TEMPANE:
District Hospital project to start soon
Monday, September 02 2013

Residents of Garu- Tempane district in the Upper East region will soon have the opportunity to access a tertiary health facility which will assist in responding to the health challenges of people in the area.

SOCIAL:
Flowers, gardening are viable source of income
Monday, September 02 2013

Ms Esther Cobbah, Chief Executive Officer, Strategic Communication (StratComm) Africa, has called on Ghanaians especially the unemployed to venture into flower growing and gardening as they could serve as a major source of income.

NKORANZA S:
Assembly member position for Aduaka still vacant
Monday, September 02 2013

Mr Kwame Adu-Gyamfi, Assemblyman for Akumsa-Domase Electoral Area in the Nkoranza South Municipality, has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to organise a by-election to elect an Assembly member for Aduaka Electoral Area.

TANO N:
Presby provides 2 communities with clinics
Monday, September 02 2013

The Presbyterian Health Service (PHS) has provided two farming communities in the Brong Ahafo Region with clinics to meet the basic health needs of the people.

EDUCATION:
Adequate facilities needed for high schools
Monday, September 02 2013

A traditional ruler has called for the provision of materials and infrastructural facilities needed to optimally achieve the objectives of the Senior High School (SHS) programme within the stipulated three year period.

SOCIAL:
Traditional attires necessary to show national pride-Minister
Monday, September 02 2013

Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, Minister of Education, on Monday suggested that it was necessary to wear Ghanaian traditional attires more frequently to ensure a sense of belonging and national identity, rather than only on Fridays.

AWUTU-S:
Police officer made a traditional leader
Monday, September 02 2013

Nana Koofum, known in private life as Alexander Owusu Boakye, and a station officer in charge of the Senya Bereku police station in the Central Region, has sworn the oath of allegiance to Nana Okufrubuo Boamah Kwabi IV, Omanhene of the Beposo Traditional area.

SECURITY:
Peace and security collective responsibility of all – Ahwoi
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister for the Interior, on Monday said peace and security are no longer the sole responsibility of governments but the collective responsibility of all.

SECURITY:
Security chiefs pledge loyalty to Prez Mahama
Tuesday, September 03 2013

The Chief of Defence Staff, the Inspector General of Police and Service Commanders of the Ghana Armed Forces have pledged their loyalty and allegiance to the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces, President John Dramani Mahama.

BAWKU:
NDC youth attack President’s nominee
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Mr Amadu Issah Wabu, the President’s nominee for the position of Municipal Chief Executive for Bawku, was on Monday attacked by some aggrieved youth of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who said they were opposed to his nomination.

ADAKLU:
Chief supports Assembly’s levies
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Togbe Dzegblade IV, Chief of Adaklu Kodzobi, has urged the people of the newly created Adaklu District to pay their levies and rates to the Assembly to generate funds for development.

POLITICS:
Chief Imam lauds Akufo-Addo over Supreme Court judgement
Tuesday, September 03 2013

The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, has described opposition leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s swift decision to accept the Supreme Court judgement on the presidential election petition and his subsequent call to congratulate President Dramani Mahama as "a heroic achievement”.

POLITICS:
CPP likely to rule Ghana in 2016 - Samia
Tuesday, September 03 2013

The Convention People’s Party is placing premium on building a visible party that is visible, attractive and trustworthy to win the 2016 general elections.

TAMALE:
Metro Mass to train staff on client relations
Tuesday, September 03 2013

The management of the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Limited would soon commence a training programme for its staff aimed at addressing attitudinal and behavioral challenges.

AWUTU S E:
Residents call for police station, hospital
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Chiefs and people of Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality in the Central Region have appealed to the government to establish a police station, hospital and upgrade the school in the area to help cater for the growing number of children of school going age.

HOHOE:
Commercialisation of Bt Cotton in 2015 too ambitious
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Dr Emmanuel Chamba, plant breeder and geneticist, Savannah Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Industrial Research (CSIR), has said the timeline of 2015 for the commercialisation of Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) cotton is over ambitious.

ECONOMICS:
Private sector’s engine needs gov’t oil – AGI Boss
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Ghana’s private sector as the engine of growth can only ’crank’ when governments become committed to provide the right policies (oil) on a sustainable and uninterrupted basis, the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) boss has noted.

ATWIMA N:
Health Directorate Steps Up Safe Motherhood Education
Tuesday, September 03 2013

The Atwima-Nwabiagya District Health Directorate has stepped up reproductive health education in the area in a bid to promote safe motherhood to check maternal deaths.

HO:
Residents welcome President’s Nominee
Tuesday, September 03 2013

A cross section of people in Ho has congratulated Mrs Fafa Adinyira, President John Dramani Maham’s nominee for the Ho Municipal Assembly.

DANGME W:
Dodowa to get District hospital soon
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Plans are far advanced for the construction of an ultra-modern District Hospital at Dodowa, the capital of the Dangme West District Assembly in the Greater Accra Region.

KETU S:
782 households receive LEAP benefit
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Seven hundred and eighty-two poor householdes in the Ketu South Municipality have received financial support under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, Municipal Social Welfare officer, Divine Yevoo has stated.

ASUOGYAMAN:
Assembly yet to fix date to confirm DCE
Tuesday, September 03 2013

The Asuogyaman District Assembly in the Eastern REgion is yet to set date for the confirmation of Thomas Ampem Nyarko, the President’s appointee for the District Chief Executive position.

HO:
Togbe Afede commissions palace hall for Asogli State
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Togbe Afede XIV, Paramount Chief of Asogli State Council and President of Volta Region House of Chiefs yesterday commissioned a modern palace hall for the Asogli State.

SOCIAL:
Prisoners granted amnesty released
Tuesday, September 03 2013

The Ghana Prisons Service has finally released all 870 prisoners granted presidential pardon on July 1 to mark Republic Day.

POLITICS:
Nominations of MMDCEs have outlived purpose - Expert
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Local governance expert, George Kyei-Baffuor, has called for elections of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to curb increasing agitations against nominees by the President.

EFFUTU:
Two police officers shot dead by robbers
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Two police officers have been shot and killed by suspected robbers at Winneba in the Effutu Municipality in te Central Region.

TECHIMAN:
Police cells inmates redistributed
Tuesday, September 03 2013

About 23 inmates of the Techiman police cells who were rescued and given first aid treatment following the explosion of a teargas at the station’s charge office have been re-distributed among the various police cells in the Brong Ahafo Region.

SOCIAL:
Local Govt ministry launches road naming programme
Tuesday, September 03 2013

The Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Baba Jamal, has stated that the Ministry will sanction Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) who fail to live up to expectation.

SOCIAL:
72 trainees receive skills
Tuesday, September 03 2013

The first batch of 72 trainees in employable skills have passed out under a youth apprenticeship programme instituted by Perseus Mining (Ghana) Limited.

EDUCATION:
WAEC to bar candidates found with mobile phones
Tuesday, September 03 2013

With effect from next year, any candidate who flouts the West African Examination Council (WAEC) rules by sending a mobile phone to an exams hall will have his or her papers cancelled.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t to construct two ports
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Two ports, two container ships and 18 landing sites will be constructed as part of the Eastern Corridor Multi-modal Transport project.

GA S:
Dead whale to attract tourists - MP
Tuesday, September 03 2013

The Member of Parliament for Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amanfrom Constituency in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, Hon. Bright Edward Kodzo, has revealed that the whale found lifeless at the Kokrobite sea shore will have its bones extracted, preserved and used for tourism purposes.

SOCIAL:
Govt set to transform tourism industry
Tuesday, September 03 2013

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts is canvassing for funding to support its Marketing Ghana Programme.

SOCIAL:
Ministry presents motor tricycles to beneficiaries
Tuesday, September 03 2013

Mr. Baba Jamal, Deputy Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, has presented 250 motor tricycles to the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Ephraim Avea Nsoh for  distribution.

BUNKPURUGU-Y:
Tuna bridge requires serious reconstruction-Yunyoo MP
Tuesday, September 03 2013

With the emphasis in infrastructure projects in the communities to assist in growth and development of local areas, it is also incumbent that critical re-examination, thorough checks and monitoring of such works be done to ensure value for money.

CRIME:
Two Police Officers killed by fellow Police Officers
Wednesday, September 04 2013

Two Police Officers who were killed in Winneba on Monday night were actually shot and killed by their fellow Police Officers on patrol rather than by armed robbers.

ELECTION PETITION:
Judgment now available
Wednesday, September 04 2013

Ghanadistricts.com can confirm that certified copies of the Presidential Election Petition judgement are now available.

CAPE COAST:
Oguaa Assembly endorses Ms. Arhin as MCE
Wednesday, September 04 2013

The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) on Tuesday, endorsed, Ms. Priscilla Arhin, a tutor of the Academy of Christ the King Senior High School, as its Chief Executive when she polled 52 out of the 63 valid votes cast.

L M KROBO:
Minister lauds VRA for scholarships
Wednesday, September 04 2013

Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Education, has commended the Volta River Authority (VRA) for instituting educational scholarship for communities affected by their operations.

TRANSPORTATION:
Improved works on Volta Lake to start
Wednesday, September 04 2013

All is set for work to begin on the Volta Lake Transport Company Limited (VLTC) as the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Company Limited (CSOC), the contractor.

ECONOMICS:
Prospect of Ghana’s cashew production high
Wednesday, September 04 2013

The prospects of Ghana’s cashew production is high because the country can rake in between 300 dollars and 400 million dollars if she increases her cashew production from the current 50,000 metric tonnes to 200,000 tonnes annually.

EDUCATION:
UG UTAG suspends strike
Wednesday, September 04 2013

The University of Ghana branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) have suspended their strike and have since resumed teaching.

SOCIAL:
NSS postings to be released today
Wednesday, September 04 2013

Prospective National Service persons will today know where they will be serving.

Bunkprugu :
Bimoba students calls for quick action after floods
Wednesday, September 04 2013

It has been four days since hundreds of people were rendered homeless in the Bunkprugu Township of the northern region.

CAPE COAST:
Oguaa Assembly Endorses Ms Arhin As MCE
Wednesday, September 04 2013

The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) yesterday, endorsed, Ms Priscilla Arhin, a tutor of the Academy of Christ the King Senior High School, as its Chief Executive when she polled 52 out of the 63 valid votes cast.

TRANSPORTATION:
Metro Mass Transit to introduce electronic ticketing
Wednesday, September 04 2013

The management of the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL) is to roll out an electronic system of ticketing to eliminate human involvement in cash handling in a bid to curb corruption within the company.

KWAEBIBIREM:
ICT centre inaugurated
Wednesday, September 04 2013

The Kwaebibrem district education directorate has launched an information communication technology (ICT) centre at Kade.

AGRIC:
Fisheries Commision admonishes residents on dead whales
Wednesday, September 04 2013

Authorities at the Fisheries Commission are cautioning residents near coastal areas against the handling of dead whales.

SUNYANI:
Residents at Abesim cry over abandoned toilet
Wednesday, September 04 2013

Some residents at Abesim near Sunyani have appealed to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development to direct the Sunyani Municipal Assembly to complete an abandoned toilet.

BOLE:
Resource centre project for PWD’s delays in completion-Assemblyman
Wednesday, September 04 2013

A resource centre project meant to be established for Persons with Disability in Bole in the Northern region has been practically abandoned, as contractors assigned to discharge works on the facility have taken a long leave on the implementation of the project.

GA E:
The Community Hospital is the biggest in Ga East
Wednesday, September 04 2013

The Community Hospital sited at Ashognman Estate within the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra Region is the biggest health facility in the municipality, Mr. Stomps Wells, a Pharmacist at the facility has said.

POLITICS:
Prez Mahama condemns attacks on judges; calls for ceasefire
Wednesday, September 04 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has waded into the brouhaha over the allegations of political bias leveled against some judges of the Supreme Court, describing the attacks as unnecessary.

SOCIAL:
CHRAJ charges SADA boss, board chairman to respond to preliminary findings
Wednesday, September 04 2013

The Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ)has asked the Chief Executive and Board Chairman of the Savanna Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), to respond within 10 days to findings in its preliminary investigations.

STMA:
Water shortage to hit Sekondi-Takoradi – GWCL hints
Wednesday, September 04 2013

The Ghana water Company Limited (GWCL) says due to the reduction of raw water to the Inchaban Water Treatment Plant, there is a high possibility of shortage of water supply to residents in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis in the coming days.

GA S:
Weija Footbridge opened for use
Wednesday, September 04 2013

Residents and school children of Weija can now heave a sigh of relief following the inauguration of a footbridge across the Densu River to ease their movement to and from the town.

ENVIRONMENT:
EPA: Activities of Oil companies not cause of death of whales
Wednesday, September 04 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has downplayed claims by the Fisheries Commission that activities of the oil companies are responsible for the recent deaths of the sea mammals along Ghana’s coast.

SOCIAL:
Another whale washed ashore
Wednesday, September 04 2013

A whale has been washed ashore at a beach in Nkontompo in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis in the Western Region Tuesday night.

BAWKU:
Five persons remanded for chopping off penis
Wednesday, September 04 2013

A Bawku circuit court on Tuesday remanded five persons in police custody for chopping off of a man’s penis for sleeping with another man’s wife.

SOCIAL:
School Feeding Programme urged to include eggs in menu
Thursday, September 05 2013

Poultry farmers have called on the government to include eggs on the menu of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) to enhance the nutrition of beneficiaries of the programme.

ENERGY:
New power plant to be constructed in Western region
Thursday, September 05 2013

A Norwegian energy company is to construct a 360-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle thermal power plant at Inchaban in the Shama District in the Western Region, to augment power supply in the country.

SPORTS:
Tight security as Ghana-Zambia clash
Thursday, September 05 2013

Over 500 security personnel will be deployed to provide safety when Ghana clash Zambia in the 2014 Group D World Cup qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi on Friday.

SOCIAL:
NSS deploys 70,000 service personnel
Thursday, September 05 2013

The National Service Scheme (NSS) on Wednesday deployed over 70,000 national service persons for the 2013/2014 service year.

HO:
Ho cries for a technical school
Thursday, September 05 2013

Mr Nelson Akorli, Principal of Kpando Technical Institute, has called on Government to, as a matter of urgency, establish a technical school in Ho.

AMA:
Catholic Church assists 80 needy students
Thursday, September 05 2013

Eighty students drawn from all the eight archdiocese of the Catholic Church in Accra were on Wednesday awarded scholarships under the late Archbishop Dominic Andoh’s Education Endowment Fund.

POLITICS:
Japanese Gov’t congratulates Prez Mahama
Thursday, September 05 2013

The Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Naoto Nikai, has on behalf of his government congratulated President John Mahama on the validation of his election by the Supreme Court.

NKORANZA S:
Chief initiates SHS project
Thursday, September 05 2013

The people of Donkro-Nkwanta in the Nkoranza South Municipality of the Brong-Ahafo Region, under the leadership of their chief; Nana Owusu Akyeaw Brempong II, are to establish a senior high school (SHS) in the town.

TAMALE:
MMDAs Attend Workshop On SNPA Policy
Thursday, September 05 2013

Key actors in the Northern Region, have attended an orientation workshop to equip them with knowledge to help ensure successful implementation of the Street Naming and Property Addressing (SNPA) Policy.

ENERGY:
Construction of Atuabo Gas Plant Stalls
Thursday, September 05 2013

Work on the construction of gas processing plant at Atuabo, has been put on hold. Dr. Sipah Yankey reveals that the project suffered a setback due to the loss and damage of the some components meant for the plant on the high seas off the coast of South Africa due to bad weather.

PRESIDENCY:
Mahama meets cabinet to activate suspended donor support
Thursday, September 05 2013

President Mahama will on Thursday meet his cabinet for the first time since the Supreme Court ruling on the election petition case.

POLITICAL:
President makes more MMDCE nominations
Thursday, September 05 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has made more nominations as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

EDUCATION:
WAEC releases withheld results
Thursday, September 05 2013

Senior High Schools (SHS) which had their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results withheld on grounds of examination malpractices will begin receiving their results this week.

KEEA:
Government to revamp Komenda Sugar Factory
Thursday, September 05 2013

The Government of Ghana has sourced 35 million-dollar loan from India for the reconstruction of Komenda Sugar factory in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) District of the Central Region.

K NANKANA E:
Assemblyman urges inhabitants to patronize neglected borehole
Thursday, September 05 2013

Community members at Chaaba in the Kassena Nankana East district are reportedly sentimental about some latest borehole facility which has been constructed for them in the area.

WA:
RCC holds review meeting
Thursday, September 05 2013

The Upper West Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has organized a regional mid-year cross-sector review meeting in Wa to discuss and provide a better foundation for monitoring progress of programme implementation in the region.

BUNKPURUGU- Y:
Bunkpurugu relief items locked up
Thursday, September 05 2013

Relief items meant for distribution to victims of the Bunkprugu floods are locked up in the Bunkprugu Township.

EDUCATION:
UTAG calls off strike
Friday, September 06 2013

The University Teachers Association of Ghana has called off its strike and asked all members to return to work from tomorrow.

POLITICS:
Political parties back calls for IPAC reforms
Friday, September 06 2013

Political parties have welcomed calls by a former Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) for reforms at the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC).

SUNYANI W:
2nd phase of LAP to cost USD 70,000
Friday, September 06 2013

The Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands (OASL) would spend $70,000 on the implementation of the second phase of the Land Administration Project (LAP II) in the country.

SOCIAL:
Street naming to start in Upper East
Friday, September 06 2013

Mr Baba Jamal, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLRD), has handed over the equipment for the street naming exercise to begin in the Upper East Region.

WA:
Upper West Coordinating Council holds meeting
Friday, September 06 2013

The Upper West Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) has organized a regional mid-year cross-sector review meeting in Wa to discuss and provide a better foundation for monitoring progress of programme implementation in the region.

SPORTS:
Fans scramble for Ghana -Zambia tickets
Friday, September 06 2013

The last four eight hours has been very busy for soccer fans as they scramble to purchase tickets for the Ghana-Zambia World Cup qualifier slated for the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi today Friday September 6 2013.

AMA:
Communities asked to support schools
Friday, September 06 2013

Mrs Constance Kotey, an educationist, has reminded Ghanaians that Government expects every community to take active part in the running of educational institutions.

SUNYANI:
Librarian calls for commitment from assemblies
Friday, September 06 2013

Mr Frederic Noble Baada, Brong-Ahafo Regional Librarian, has said most of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) had not shown commitment to the establishment of public libraries.

ECONOMICS:
Judgement to revive business confidence - Murtala
Friday, September 06 2013

Mr Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, a Deputy Minister for Information and Media Relations, on Thursday said that the 2012 election petition verdict has revived business confidence in the country.

ECONOMICS:
NSS to pursue rigorous youth in agriculture programme
Friday, September 06 2013

The National Service Scheme (NSS), will continue to vigorously pursue the youth in agriculture programme through its agricultural projects, Alhaji Alhassan Imoro, Acting Executive Director of the Scheme said in Accra on Wednesday.

HEALTH:
Nine Million Ghanaians use health insurance
Friday, September 06 2013

Nine million active subscribers have so far signed on to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

ENERY:
Gov’t Defends Decision To Suspend Fuel Price Hikes
Friday, September 06 2013

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr Seth Terkper, says the government’s decision to suspend a planned hike in prices of some petroleum products is justifiable.

ECONOMICS:
Veep prescribes solutions for economic growth
Friday, September 06 2013

Veep Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, anticipated some prospects for the growth of the economy, has called for the sustenance of efforts towards macroeconomic stability

HEALTH:
Reconstituted GAF Medical Service Board Inaugurated
Friday, September 06 2013

An eight-member Board for the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Service (37 Military Hospital Board), with Rear Admiral Geoffery Mawuli Biekro, Chief of Naval Staff, as Chairman, was, yesterday, inaugurated in Accra.

TECHIMAN:
We need Electoral Area - New Techimanhence
Friday, September 06 2013

The Chiefs and people of New Techiman in the Techiman South Constituency have appealed to the Electoral Commission, to create an electoral area for community.

LAWRA:
Nomination released for Lawra DCE position
Friday, September 06 2013

Mr. Pascal Dery has been nominated into a District Chief Executive (DCE) position in the Lawra District Assembly in a recent list of appointments released by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD).

AMANSIE C:
MP to support schools with building materials
Friday, September 06 2013

The Member of Parliament for Wassa Amenfi Central Constituency, George Kofi Arthur is to supply assorted building materials to schools in his constituency to help in renovation works.

CAPE C:
Brief insight about Oguaa “Fetu Afahye”
Friday, September 06 2013

The “Fetu Afahye” is an annual festival celebrated by the people of Oguaa Traditional Area in the Central Region of Ghana to commemorate and show appreciation to the gods of the land for granting them a bumper harvest from the sea.

POLITICS:
’President will not withdraw rejected nominees’ - Minister
Friday, September 06 2013

The President is not ready to withdraw the appointment of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) rejected by members of their assemblies for new ones.

SPORTS:
Black Stars Starting line-up against Zambia
Friday, September 06 2013

Ahead of the crucial encounter between the Black Stars and the Zambian national team, the Ghana Football Association has released the starting eleven that will play against the Chipolopolo.

BOLGA:
Committee set in place to investigate assembly
Friday, September 06 2013

Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru, Upper East Regional Minister, on Wednesday inaugurated a five-member committee of inquiry to investigate allegation of misappropriation of funds at the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly.

POLITICS:
My political future is in God’s hand; for now I’m on break; Akufo-Addo tells supporters
Friday, September 06 2013

The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo says although he still stands by his plan to take a break from politics, he will seek God’s face on his political future.

CAPE C:
Oguaa marks "Orange Friday" in grand style
Friday, September 06 2013

The Chiefs and People of Oguaa Traditional Area today celebrated their ’Fetu Afahye Orange Friday’ in grand style as the entire Cape Coast Metropolis was clouded in orange attire.

GA W:
Drivers with fake documents in trouble
Friday, September 06 2013

Commercial bus drivers (trotro) who usually operate using fake documents and expired road safety gadgets and go scout free without being noticed by road safety regulators should take a second thought.

AMA:
Communities asked to support schools
Friday, September 06 2013

Mrs Constance Kotey, an educationist, has reminded Ghanaians that Government expects every community to take active part in the running of educational institutions.

SOCIAL:
Decentralisation structure fraught with challenges- CDD-Gh
Friday, September 06 2013

Dr Franklin Oduro, Deputy Director in charge of Research and Programmes at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), on Wednesday stated that the country’s decentralisation structure is fraught with many challenges.

SPORTS:
Stars defeat Zambia to reach last round
Friday, September 06 2013

Ghana kept themselves in contention to reach a third consecutive World Cup after defeating Zambia 2-1 to reach the final round of African qualifying.

OFFINSO S:
Assembly members want MCE removed
Friday, September 06 2013

A rift between some members of the Offinso Municipal Assembly and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) appears to be worsening with calls for his removal from office.

BUNKPURUGU- Y:
Flood victims dissatisfied with quantity of relief items
Friday, September 06 2013

Flood victims of Bunkprugu in the Northern Region have expressed dissatisfaction with quantity of relief items delivered by the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO).

SOCIAL:
Cabinet approves Property Rights of Spouses Bill
Saturday, September 07 2013

Cabinet has passed the Property Rights of Spouses Bill, and forwarded it to Parliament for consideration.

CRIME:
Koforidua prisoners worried about congestion in cells
Saturday, September 07 2013

Inmates of the Koforidua Prisons in the Eastern Region have expressed concern about congestion in cells at the facility, which is making life unbearable for them.

CRIME:
Two assembly members in Tema defraud fishmongers
Saturday, September 07 2013

The Tema Police Command has begun investigations into allegations that two members of the Tema municipal Assembly have defrauded some fishmongers of monies running into thousands of cedis.

POLITICS:
Electoral reforms: EC calls for proposals
Saturday, September 07 2013

The Electoral Commission (EC) has requested for proposals for reforms in the country’s electoral system.

EDUCATION:
Teachers and education workers to withdraw services from Monday
Saturday, September 07 2013

The Teachers and Education Workers Union (TEWU) made up of general manpower base of the various public universities have announced an indefinite withdrawal of their services starting Monday.

SECURITY:
Police introduce new badges
Saturday, September 07 2013

The Ghana Police Service introduced a new identification badge for police personnel as part of measures to check unprofessional conduct with corrupt personnel he service.

TAMALE:
Chief Executive confirmed
Saturday, September 07 2013

Assembly members of Tamale Metropolis on Friday voted and confirmed Mr Hanan Gundadow Yirifa Abdul-Rahman as Metropolitan Chief Executive.

ENVIRONMENT:
Zoom Alliance launches intensive clean-up exercise
Sunday, September 08 2013

Zoom Alliance Company in collaboration with Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, on Saturday launched a programme dubbed: “One month intensive clean-up exercise in Accra.

SOCIAL:
Police, AG’s Dept to appear before Judgement Debt Commission
Sunday, September 08 2013

The Bank of Ghana, the Ghana National Petroleum Commission, the Ghana Police Service & the Attorney General’s Department are to appear before the Judgment Debt Commission on Wednesday September 11.

NADOWLI:
District becoming notorious for galamsey
Sunday, September 08 2013

The Nadowli-Kaleo District in the Upper West Region is becoming notorious for illegal small scale mining.

FETU FESTIVAL:
Gov’t committed to complete Kotokoraba market , Stadium projects- Veep
Sunday, September 08 2013

Government has disbursed monies needed to ensure the completion of both the Cape Coast Kotokoraba main Market and stadium in the shortest possible time, Vice President, Mr. Kwesi Amissah Arthur has said.

CAPE C:
Oguaa people celebrates
Sunday, September 08 2013

Cape Coast celebrated “Fetu Festival” yesterday amid tight security measures from both the Ghana Police Service and their counterparts from the Ghana Armed Forces.

BUSINESS:
GHs500,000 minimum requirement for microfinance firms
Monday, September 09 2013

New deposit taking microfinance institutions will henceforth be required to pay GH¢500,000 as their minimum capital requirement.

AGONA E:
150 seater library for Agona Asafo
Sunday, September 08 2013

A 150-seater Community Library, worth 72,000 Ghana cedis, has been inaugurated at Agona Asafo in the Agona East District of the Central Region.

ENERGY:
Ghana to lose $340 million after Gas project delay
Monday, September 09 2013

The inability of the Ghana Gas Company to begin commercial delivery of gas from the Atuabo Gas facility in January, 2014, is likely to cost the country $340 million.

POLITICS:
President Mahama visits Benin Monday
Monday, September 09 2013

President John Mahama leaves Accra Monday for a two-day state visit to Benin at the invitation of President Boni Yayi.

DORMAA:
Yam sellers get new market
Monday, September 09 2013

Traders at the Komkomba Yam market at New-Dormaa, a suburb of Sunyani, have appealed to the Sunyani Municipal Assembly to provide the facility with a place of convenience and electricity.

HO:
Togbe Afede advocates stronger Ghana-Togo relations
Monday, September 09 2013

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli State has envisaged that Ghana-Togo relations would be above the artificial colonial partitioning and protocols to demonstrate stronger and practical socio-economic linkages.

Bunkprugu :
Flood victims get help
Monday, September 09 2013

Help has finally come to the victims of torrential rains that caused havoc in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District in the Northern Region, that rendered thousands of residents in that area homeless.

SOCIAL:
Investigate death of whales - CSOs
Monday, September 09 2013

Nine civil society organisations (CSO), have called on the Government to commission an independent study to ascertain the cause of death of whales and other marine creatures in the oil and gas producing areas.

ASHAIMAN:
Restore main post office - Opinion leader
Monday, September 09 2013

Mr Charles Huno, an opinion leader in the Ashaiman Municipality, has called on the municipal authorities to restore the Ashaiman Main Post in order to facilitate the flow of information and enhance productivity.

BIRIM N:
BigStep to hand over training school to community
Monday, September 09 2013

BigStep Foundation, a nongovernmental organization in the Birim North District in the Eastern region is to hand over a new training school it has constructed for the Hweakwae community to enable the school to commence.

SUNYANI:
MMDAs to complete street naming in 18 months
Monday, September 09 2013

President John Dramani Mahama, has directed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to ensure that the national street naming and property addressing exercise were completed in their localities within 18 months.

KETU S:
Care Givers urged to educate children
Monday, September 09 2013

Care Givers for orphans and vulnerable children under the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty LEAP programme have been urged to give priority to educating the children under their care and also give the children the best care, love and affection.

LEKMA:
Teshie ends Homowo celebration amidst merry making
Monday, September 09 2013

Men, Women, Children, kinsmen and the entire folks in and around Teshie in the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality were in jubilant mode when they brought their annual Homowo festival to an end amidst merry making.

SPORTS:
Stars suffer loss in Japan friendly
Tuesday, September 10 2013

Ghana suffered a second half setback as Japan scored a hat-trick of goals overcome the Black Stars 3-1 in a friendly in Yokohama on Tuesday.

POLITICS:
Calls for reforms not an admission 2012 elections were flawed – EC
Monday, September 09 2013

The Electoral Commission (EC) has dismissed claims by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that its request for proposals for electoral reforms is an admission the 2012 elections were flawed.

ABURA: Amosima town to get SHS
Monday, September 09 2013

Good news for people in Amosima, a farming community in Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District in the Central Region as plans are far advanced to establish an SHS for them.

SISSALA E:
District gets Moses Bavia as new DCE
Monday, September 09 2013

Mr. Moses Bavia on Thursday, September 5, 2013 named the new  Sissala East DCE in a fresh list compiled by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD)to support decentralization in the NDC government.

SOCIAL:
Limit domestic airline lincenses-Antrak Air appeals to gov’t
Monday, September 09 2013

Ghanaian owned domestic airline, Antrak Air is asking government to limit the licenses issued to airline companies thus allowing them to operate domestic flights in the country.

SOCIAL:
Financial administration lapses lead to losses in Assemblies
Monday, September 09 2013

 A research conducted by Send-Ghana, a non-governmental organization, has revealed that persistent contract irregularities has led the Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Greater Accra to suffer revenue losses of over GH¢2.7m.

SOCIAL:
GWCL to address perennial water problem by 2015
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The completion of the Kpong Expanded Water Works and the construction of the Dodowa Water Reservoir by 2015 will address challenges facing the distribution of water in the Greater Accra Region.

SOCIAL:
MD of Ghana Airport Company sacked
Monday, September 09 2013

The Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company limited Doreen Owusu Fianko has been fired.

ECONOMY:
Government provides GH¢400m for projects
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The government has made available the cedi equivalent of $200 million for the payment of ongoing capital projects in various sectors of the economy to ensure their completion.

POLITICS:
Assembly Members deserve share of Common Fund - Expert
Tuesday, September 10 2013

Former Boss of National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG), Mr. George Kyei Baffour has said that assembly members should be given a share of the District Assemblies’ Common Fund to meet their administrative expenses.

SOCIAL:
Government disburses funds to fire victims
Tuesday, September 10 2013

Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, on Monday confirmed that government had disbursed funds to 6,800 fire victims in Accra and Kumasi.

BAWKU:
Youth rejoice over rejection of MCE
Tuesday, September 10 2013

A large number of Youth in the Bawku Municipality on Monday jubilated after assembly members rejected the President’s nominee for the position of Municipal Chief Executive for the Bawku Municipality.

SPORTS:
Black Stars face Japan today
Tuesday, September 10 2013

A squad of talent, many of them on the periphery of Black Stars first team selection, will line up in Yokohama as they face Asian force, Japan, in Tuesday’s international friendly.

KINTAMPO:
Rehabilitate infrastructure at Kintampo Water Falls - Hotelier
Tuesday, September 10 2013

Mr Philip Kofi Ntiamoah, National Financial Secretary of the Ghana Hoteliers Association (GHA) has stressed the need for improved infrastructure and better management of the Kintampo Water Falls to attract more tourists.

ABURA:
Assembly assists families of accident victims
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The Abura-Asebu- Kwamankese District Assembly has assisted families of the victims of the Moree accident towards the burial of the departed ones.

INTERNATIONAL:
President Mahama receives National Order of Benin
Tuesday, September 10 2013

President Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin on behalf of the people and government of his country on Monday awarded President John Dramani Mahama "The Great Cross of the National Order of Benin.

BUSINESS:
Minimum capital for Rural banks up 100%
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The Bank of Ghana (BOG) has announced a 100 per cent hike in the minimum capital for operation by Rural Community Banks (RCBs).

BOLE:
James Jaaga appointed as new DCE
Tuesday, September 10 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has introduced a new face in the Bole District in the Northern region, as the Chief Executive nominated for consideration by the assembly.

BIRIM N:
Newmont to assist Hweakwae with JHS block
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The old junior high school block for the Hweakwae Community in the
Birim North District in the Eastern Region is to be replaced with a new modern one, the assemblyman for the area, Bernard Owusu-Boateng
has disclosed.

WASSA A C:
MP to support schools with building materials
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The Member of Parliament for Wassa Amenfi Central Constituency, George Kofi Arthur is to supply assorted building materials to schools in his constituency to help in renovation works.

SOCIAL:
Ensure success of street-naming project - Baba Jamal
Tuesday, September 10 2013

Baba JamalBaba JamalA Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Baba Jamal, has urged metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs) to ensure the successful implementation of the government’s street-naming project.

EDUCATION:
Teacher Trainees threaten demo
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The Volta sector of the Teacher trainees association of Ghana is threatening to hit the streets over government’s decision to scrap allowances given them.

ECONOMICS:
Ghana slips 11 places in global competitiveness report
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The environment for doing business in Ghana in 2012 was far better than this year - that is according to the Executive Opinion and Global Competitiveness Report.

SOCIAL:
Tourism Authority to leverage on tourism levy
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is hoping to leverage the Tourism levy to develop tourism products across the country to give more value to patrons.

GA W:
six land guards in trouble for harassment
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The Ga West Municipla Assembly Court has remanded in custody six alleged land guards for harassment of landowners at Landline Estates. 

GA S:
Gbawe Assembly woman calls for culverts
Tuesday, September 10 2013

Flooding is one of the major problems facing most places in Ghana in which the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has channeled most of its resources to mitigate but to no avail. 

ECONOMICS:
Ghana lost close to US$2b due to Election Petition - Haruna Iddrisu
Tuesday, September 10 2013

Ghana lost about US$2 billion in foreign investments due to the eight-month long Election Petition hearing at the Supreme Court, the Minister of Trade and Industry has disclosed.

POLITICS:
Cabinet approves Conduct of Public Officers’ Bill
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The Conduct of Public Officers’ Bill, a new bill expected to check public servant corruption, has been approved by cabinet, pending parliamentary approval.

HO:
Ho Assembly rejects nominee as women go berserk
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The Ho Municipal Assembly on Tuesday rejected Mrs Fafa Adinyira as Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) sending her mainly women backers into frenzied protestations.

SISSALA E:
Sissala E MP urges teachers to foster good morals
Tuesday, September 10 2013

The Member of Parliament for Sissala East constituency, Hon. Sulemana Alijata Gbentie has taken time off visiting several schools at Tumu as today marked my first day at school across board in various schools located in the district.

BONGO:
Former aspirant rallies support for President’s nominee
Tuesday, September 10 2013

Mrs Sheila Adongo, a former aspirant for the Bongo District Chief Executive position, on Tuesday called on assembly members to endorse the President’s nominee, Mr Alexis Ayamdor Azitariga, to enhance development of the area.

INTERNATIONAL:
Mahama tells Ghanaians in diaspora to return
Wednesday, September 11 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday said government would pursue measures that would attract most Ghanaians living in the diaspora to come home and lend their support to national development.

SOCIAL:
Road crashes kill six everyday - NRSC
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Six people die every day through road crashes, statistics from the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has revealed.

CULTURE:
Manhyia Palace furious over bribery allegation
Wednesday, September 11 2013

The Manhyia Palace has expressed outrage and fury over a newspaper publication linking the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to the alleged bribery of some Justices of the Supreme Court to swing their ruling on the landmark presidential election petition in favour of President John Dramani Mahama.

POLITICS:
Prez Mahama to lead delegation to 68th UN General Assembly
Wednesday, September 11 2013

President John Mahama would lead Ghana’s delegation to the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations from September 17 to October 4, 2013.

POLITICS:
Government presents office equipment to RCC’s
Wednesday, September 11 2013

The Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) under the Government of Ghana and the World Bank through the Local Government Capacity Support Project on Tuesday presented office equipments to the Regional Coordinating Councils (RCC’s).

ASUOGYAMAN:
Assembly endorses DCE nominee
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Mr Thomas Ampem Nyarko, the President’s nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Asuogyaman District Assembly has been confirmed by the assembly members.

SOCIAL:
Overhaul electoral supply chain management - Prof. Boateng
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Ghana’s electoral supply chain urgently need major overhauling, Professor Douglas Boateng, the South Africa-based Ghanaian Professor of the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) in South Africa, has said.

HO:
Asoglis urged to redouble commitment to wealth creation
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, has appealed to citizens of the Asogli State to redouble their commitment to wealth creation and reposition themselves to take advantage of business opportunities that are emerging in the area.

ECONOMICS:
Ghana to establish sub-regional harbour -Mahama
Wednesday, September 11 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday announced that Ghana would establish synergies with neighbouring West African countries to ensure swift and safe delivery of goods and services at various ports and harbours.

LEKMA:
Finatrade donates 1,000 school bags to pupils
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Finatrade Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Finatrade Group of the companies, has donated 1,000 school bags with other stationeries to class one pupils in 18 basic schools within the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipality.

SOCIAL:
National service personnel to assist with street naming exercise
Wednesday, September 11 2013

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development says he has initiated steps to collaborate with the National Service Secretariat to use Service personnel in street naming and addressing projects across the country.

GA W:
Regional Minister tours schools in Ga West
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Mr Julius Debrah, Greater Accra Regional Minister, on Tuesday presented plastic cups and exercise books to pupils in the Ga West Municipality to mark ’My First Day at School".

SUNYANI:
Nyamaa school gets six-unit classroom block
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Mr Kwasi Oppong-Ababio, Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, on Tuesday inaugurated a six-unit classroom block for the Nyamaa Primary and Junior High School in Sunyani.

LA N MADINA:
MCE visits La-Nkwantanang schools
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Mr Franklyn Anku, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for La-Nkwantanang/Madina, on Tuesday visited some schools in the municipality and interacted with new pupils.

SOCIAL:
Minister pleads for funds to develop sports
Wednesday, September 11 2013

The 28th Inter-Schools and Colleges Sports competition has opened in Kumasi with a plea to the private sector to invest in sports development.

POLITICS:
Ghana must have a second Chamber – Kufuor
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has suggested Ghana adds a second Chamber to Parliament as exists in the UK and other countries.

SOCIAL:
Ghana to establish sub-regional harbour -Mahama
Wednesday, September 11 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday announced that Ghana would establish synergies with neighbouring West African countries to ensure swift and safe delivery of goods and services at various ports and harbours.

TRANSPORTATION:
Road crashes kill six everyday - NRSC
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Six people die every day through road crashes, statistics from the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has revealed.

SOCIAL:
Ghana to participate in UN 68th General Assembly
Wednesday, September 11 2013

President John Dramani Mahama would lead Ghana’s delegation to the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations from September 17 to October 4, 2013.

ENERGY:
Sustainable power supply will solve Africa’s challenges - Prez Mahama
Wednesday, September 11 2013

The two Presidents centred discussions on Ghana’s supply of electricity to Benin and Togo, and how Ghana can support Benin with gas.

TRANSPORTATION:
Ghana, Benin, Togo to accelerate Lagos-Abidjan Highway plans
Wednesday, September 11 2013

The Governments of Ghana, Benin and Togo, have agreed to expedite action on the construction of the Lagos Abidjan Highway to enhance the free movement of their citizens to and from the three neighbors.

AMA:
‘We can’t stop people from dumping rubbish into Odaw River’ –AMA
Wednesday, September 11 2013

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has said it does not have the capacity to stop people from dumping rubbish into the Odaw River and as such cannot maintain dredging it.

SOCIAL:
President commends Airtel for supporting UCC Medical School
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Airtel Ghana has been commended by President John Mahama for funding the ultra-modern Clinical Teaching Facility and Diagnostics Centre for the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

EDUCATION:
WAEC withholds results of 113 schools; investigations underway
Wednesday, September 11 2013


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is withholding the results of more than one thousand candidates as it releases the June 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results on Wednesday.

BUSINESS:
Inflation drops to 11.5 percent
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Inflation dropped for the first time this year to record a rate of 11.5 percent in August.

INTERNATIONAL:
Goodluck Jonathan Sacks Cabinet Ministers
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked nine cabinet ministers amid serious divisions in the governing party.

DAFFIAMA B ISSA:
New district receives first Chief Executive
Wednesday, September 11 2013

For many living in the Daffiama Bussie Issa district which has its capital as Issa in the upper West region the appointment of Fidelis Zumakpeh as the new District Chief Executive and the first to head the assembly will mean the dawn of development for the area.

OFFINSO:
Fire guts 15 stores at Offinso-Kokote
Wednesday, September 11 2013

A chain of 15-stores at Kokote in the Offinso Municipality had been ravaged by fire, resulting in the destruction of a large quantity of merchandize.

ZABZUGU:
DCE confirmed
Wednesday, September 11 2013

The Zabzugu District Assembly on Tuesday confirmed Mr Issifu Alidu Laa-Bandoo as the Chief Executive of the District.

SOCIAL:
Pay GH¢700,000.00 debt to CWSA – Minister
Wednesday, September 11 2013

Mr Eric Opoku, the Ashanti Regional Minister, has called on district assemblies in the region to pay a total of GH¢700,000.00 owed to the Community Water and Sanitation Agency.

YENDI:
Catholic Church builds training college at Yendi
Wednesday, September 11 2013

The chiefs and people of Dagbon Traditional Area have given the Roman Catholic Church over 50 hectares of land at Kamashie in Yendi to build a  Teacher Training College of Education.

BUSINESS:
GNPC, BoG in $3m transaction scandal
Thursday, September 12 2013

More than a decade after the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) had sold its drill ship to pay judgement debt awarded in favour of Societe Generale by a UK court, there is no record at the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to show the nature of the transaction.

BUSINESS:
Commercial production, export of oil yields $1.4 billion revenue for Ghana
Thursday, September 12 2013

Ghana earned $1.4 billion from the commercial production and export of oil from 2011 to June 2013, the Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has said.

SCIENCE:
Cabinet approves National Climate Change Policy
Thursday, September 12 2013

Cabinet has approved the National Climate Change Policy, Dr Joe Oteng Adjei, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation announced on Wednesday.

INTERNATIONAL:
Ghana and Benin in partnership talks
Thursday, September 12 2013

Ghana and Beinn have agreed to partner each other in the areas of job creation, port expansion, energy and national health insurance enhancement.

ECONOMICS:
Diversify cocoa export destinations – Mahama
Thursday, September 12 2013

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) was on Wednesday charged to diversify Ghana’s cocoa export destinations as an avenue to tackle the over-concentration of the commodity on the European market.

KEEA:
Landing Committee gives loans to fishmongers
Thursday, September 12 2013

The British Komenda Landing Beach Committees (LBC) has disbursed GH¢ 10,000.00 as soft loans to fishmongers and other traders in its catchment area to boost their trading activities.

POLITICS:
Akufo-Addo calls for calm within NPP
Thursday, September 12 2013

Nana Akufo-Addo has called for calm within the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the wake of internal squabbles over whether or not he should lead the party in the 2016 General Elections.

SOCIAL:
National House of Chiefs endorse Kufuor’s idea for second chamber
Thursday, September 12 2013

The National House of Chiefs is backing calls by former president Kufour for the establishment of a second chamber of parliament.

EDUCATION:
GES to deal with authorities who register unqualified candidates
Thursday, September 12 2013

The Ghana Education Service (GES) says it will sanction heads of institutions who present unqualified candidates for the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).

KETU N:
Sanitation-Assembly to enforce bye-laws
Thursday, September 12 2013

Chief Executive of the Ketu North District in the Volta Region, Claver Kofi Lawson has indicated that the assembly is poised to improving on the gains made in the last four and a half years.

BIRIM S:
Nsunasa gets New CHPS compound
Thursday, September 12 2013

A new GH71, 753.22 Community-based Health Planning Service (CHPS) compound has been commissioned at Nsunasa in the Birim South District and handed over to the Health Directorate.

BREAKING:
Transport fares go up by 20 percent
Thursday, September 12 2013

Transport fares are now set to go up by an average of 20 percent from this Saturday.

EDUCATION:
Sekyere Afram Plains MP calls for support for teachers
Thursday, September 12 2013

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sekyere Afram Plains, Alex Adomako-Mensah has called on parents and communities to offer support to teachers who offer to teach in rural communities.

EDUCATION:
SHS placement to be released later - GES
Thursday, September 12 2013

The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results to the general public.

SECURITY:
Security Chiefs brief Prez on current security of the country
Thursday, September 12 2013

Ghana’s top security chiefs are presently in a meeting with President Mahama to review the security situation in the country following the Supreme Court’s verdict on the election petition case.

SPORTS:
Black Stars avoid Nigeria in play-off draw
Thursday, September 12 2013

Africa’s top five seeds for the final qualifying for the 2014 World Cup have been revealed with Ghana amongst the top five.

HEALTH:
NHIA registration exercise halted by receipt book shortage
Thursday, September 12 2013

Officials of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in the Northern Region have turned away hundreds of prospective subscribers due to the shortage of receipt books.

NADOWLI:
John Bosco Bomansan secures appointment as DCE
Thursday, September 12 2013

The Nadowli/Kaleo district assembly is likely to sit for an adhoc meeting soon following the appointment of Mr. John Bosco Bomansan as the new DCE for the assembly.

DAFFIAMA B ISSA:
Young Democrats congratulate Daffiama DCE
Thursday, September 12 2013

The Young Democratic Movement (YDM), a youth group within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper West Region, has congratulated Mr Fidelis Zumapkeh on his appointment as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Daffiama/Bussie/Issa District.

UPPER D EAST:
Ankomah confirmed as MCE
Thursday, September 12 2013

Ms Emelia Ankomah, a 42-year-old Scheme Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority, was on Thursday unanimously endorsed as the Municipal Chief Executive for Upper Denkyira East.

TAMALE:
UNFPA holds workshop on women and children
Thursday, September 12 2013

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a UN Organization has organized a two day workshop in Tamale to build the capacity of the media on effective publicity in relation to education and advocacy on issues affecting women and children within and outside the Northern region.

KINTAMPO N:
Assembly gets new MCE
Friday, September 13 2013

The Kintampo North Municipal Assembly voted to endorse Mr Justice Michael Baffoe, a professional banker, as the new Chief Executive for the asembly.

TRANSPORTATION:
Passengers urged not to pay new fares
Thursday, September 12 2013

The General Secretary of the Ghana Road Transport Co-ordinating Council, Alhaji Aliu Baba is asking passengers not to pay what he describes as illegal fares being charged by some drivers in Accra.

SOCIAL:
Transport Minister dissolves Ghana Airports Company board
Thursday, September 12 2013

The Minister for Transport, Mrs. Dzifa Attivor has with immediate effect dissolved the board of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL).

STMA:
Don’t engage in illegal mining -Chiefs urged
Friday, September 13 2013

Mr Ebenezer Teye Addo, Western Regional Minister, on Thursday accused some chiefs of partaking in illegal mining activities.

SOCIAL:
Asanteman Council complains to NMC over bribery allegations
Friday, September 13 2013

The Asanteman Council has formally filed a complaint with the National Media Commission (NMC) over recent media reports that the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was used as a conduit in bribing the Justices of the Supreme Court to rule in favor of President John Mahama.

POLITICS:
Presiding members schooled on audit reports
Friday, September 13 2013

Mr Kwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, has stressed the need to strengthen institutions to provide the needed oversight roles.

POLITICS:
Supreme Court Judgement Can Never Break Npp- Akufo-Addo
Friday, September 13 2013

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, has assured members of the party that the judgment on the presidential election petition delivered by the Supreme Court will not break the party.

LA-NKWANTANANG:
Water shortage in Accra to end soon
Friday, September 13 2013

Mr Collins Dauda, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing has assured that the acute water shortage in some parts of Accra and Tema would end soon.

HO:
Street naming will boost tourism in V/R
Friday, September 13 2013

The Volta Region could become the first choice tourist destination in Ghana after its street naming project.

N JUABEN:
Assembly confirms DCE nominee
Friday, September 13 2013

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly endorsed Dr Kwaku Owusu-Acheampong as Municipal Chief Executive for the area.

SOCIAL:
Preparation towards affordable housing underway
Friday, September 13 2013

Preparatory works towards the construction of 5,000 affordable housing units by the government is underway at Prampram in the Greater Accra Region.

AGRICULTURE:
More companies support farmer’s day celebration
Friday, September 13 2013

An amount of GH¢3.00 million is required to ensure the successful celebration of the 2013 National Farmers’ Day celebration.

HO:
Go for EDAIF loan-MOTI urges entrepreneurs
Friday, September 13 2013

Nana Akrasi Sarpong, acting Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), has urged entrepreneurs to take advantage of the Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund (EDAIF).

ECONOMICS:
Gov’t to expand industry, avoid industrial unrest
Friday, September 13 2013

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Thursday announced Government’s intention to expand industry to absorb released agricultural labour and learn from the Austrian experience in avoiding labour unrest’s.

SOCIAL:
Kufuor, others call for quality leadership in Africa
Friday, September 13 2013

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor and other eminent persons have underscored the need for African countries to use stronger institutions and quality leadership to develop the continent and improve the life of its people at a lecture in Accra on Thursday September 12.

ECONOMICS:
Revised GIPC Bill don’t support Ghanaian producers - TWN
Friday, September 13 2013

Mr Tetteh Hormeku, Head of Programmes at Third World Network-Africa, has stated that the revised Ghana Investment Promotion Bill lacks the necessary incentives to encourage and support Ghanaian producers.

HO:
Surveyors to help MMDAs maximize revenue
Friday, September 13 2013

The Ghana Institution of Surveyors, Valuation and Estate Surveying Division, has expressed readiness to help Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to overcome their inability to maximize revenue from property rates.

ASANTE-A N:
Tokwai-Odumase JHS gets new classroom block
Friday, September 13 2013

A GH¢122,000.00 three-unit classroom block built for the Tokwai-Odumase Junior High School (JHS) in the Asante-Akim South District has been inaugurated.

CRIME:
Policeman beaten do death in Ashanti Region
Friday, September 13 2013

The Ashanti Regional Police have mounted a search for the arrest of a group of young men who allegedly beat up a policeman at Keniago in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region, resulting in his death.

SAGNARIGU:
More communities to get potable water-Sagnarigu MP
Friday, September 13 2013

Most communities and deprived areas in the Sagnarigu district that are not yet covered with potable water might towards the end of this year get access to pipe borne water.

N GONJA:
President Mahama is worth recognition in Ghanaian politics
Friday, September 13 2013

The Member of Parliament for Daboya/Mankarigu constituency, Baani Abudu Nelson says President John Dramani Mahama is a pride in the political arena therefore deserves more awards than what he has received in Benin.

SPORTS:
Referees named for Glo Premier League match-day-1
Friday, September 13 2013

The Referees Committee of the Ghana Football Association releases list of officials for the opening day matches in the Premier League.

ENERGY:
Ghana to supply electricity to Ivory Coast
Friday, September 13 2013

Ghana will soon begin the supply of electricity to the North Eastern part of Cote D’Ivoire.

SOCIAL:
Ashanti DCEs given deadline on sanitation plans
Friday, September 13 2013

District Chief Executives in the Ashanti Region have up to the end of this month to present their action plans on dealing with sanitation in their various districts.

POLITICS:
Nana Akufo-Addo to attend Thanksgiving Services
Friday, September 13 2013

The 2012 Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his Running Mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the National Executive Committee of the NPP in recognizing and acknowledging Gods Goodness and Mercies that He showed towards the Party in the 2012 Elections and the Supreme Court case, would attend thanksgiving services as follows:

AGONA E:
COCOBOD Builds Classroom Block For Ofoase
Friday, September 13 2013

The Ghana Cocoa Board and its consortium of banks have commissioned a six-unit classroom block for the Ofoase Aeda Basic School in the Agona East District of the Central Region.

SOCIAL:
Help arrest dwindling reading habit-GES
Saturday, September 14 2013

Mr Stephen Adu, Director of Basic Education of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has called on stakeholders in education to help arrest the dwindling reading habit of students.

SOCIAL:
Group makes recommendations to Gender Ministry
Saturday, September 14 2013

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Working Group has made key recommendations for consideration by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, as input into the Affirmative Action Bill being drafted by the Ministry.

TANO S:
Vegetable farmers worried about poor roads
Saturday, September 14 2013

Vegetable farmers in Breme, Ohianimguase, Mansin and Bofoakwa in the Tano South District have expressed worry about the deplorable state of the main road in the locality and had appealed to the assembly to re-construct it.

SOCIAL:
UN applauds Ghana’s democracy
Saturday, September 14 2013

The United Nations (UN) has applauded the government and people of Ghana for upholding and sustaining democracy, particularly in the past year.

SOCIAL:
SSNIT takes over stalled affordable housing projects
Saturday, September 14 2013

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) will now take over the completion of the stalled affordable housing projects.

CRIME:
Former CPP presidential candidate George Aggudey jailed
Saturday, September 14 2013

Presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) in the 2004 elections George Aggudey has been sentenced to three months’ imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for the non payment of his worker’s Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions.

JIRAPA:
Vivien-Nelly Kunko confirmed as DCE
Sunday, September 15 2013

Assembly Members at Jirapa District in the Upper West Region have approved forty-year-old teacher, Vivien-Nelly Kunko, as the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area.

KETU N:
Assembly endorses multi- billion- Euro power project
Saturday, September 14 2013

The Ketu North District Assembly (KNDA) has accepted the location, development and operation of the 2000 Mega Watts, 2 billion- Euro Combined Cycle Power Plant in the District.

MAMPRUGU-M:
SADA and partners launch irrigation project
Saturday, September 14 2013

The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) in collaboration with Wienco Ghana Limited has launched a 10 million Euro project on Integrated Water Management at the Mamprugu-Moaduri District for all season farming.

RELIGION:
Hajj first flight on September 24
Sunday, September 15 2013

The National Hajj Committee (NHC) has rescheduled the first flight of the 2013 pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia from September 17 to 24.

SUNYANI:
Co-ordinating Directors should resist corrupt practices - Minister
Sunday, September 15 2013

Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Co-ordinating Directors (MMDCDs) to exhibit strong ethical standards to resist all corrupt practices in the Assemblies.     

POLITICS:
Bribery allegations against Asantehene are lies - President Mahama
Sunday, September 15 2013

President John Mahama has spoken for the first time on the bribery allegation against the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu the second, describing the whole story as lies.

POLITICS:
President nominates more MMDCEs
Monday, September 16 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has nominated the following as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462.

EDUCATION:
Ministry to re-introduce vernacular in basic education
Monday, September 16 2013

The Ministry of Education as part of efforts to improve on the standard of education at the basic school level has planned to re-introduce vernacular in the curriculum.

SOCIAL:
Non-payment of SSNIT contribution is a violation of human rights
Monday, September 16 2013

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has reiterated that the non-payment of social security contribution of workers by employers is a violation of human rights and defaulters would be dealt with the by law.

POLITICS:
Akufo-Addo leaves Accra; Bawumia takes over thank you tour
Monday, September 16 2013

Nana Akufo-Addo, 2012 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), on Sunday, thanked executives and sympathizers of the party in the Greater Accra region for their support in the 2012 elections and subsequently, the Presidential Election Petition at the Supreme Court.

ECONOMICS:
Govt moves to broaden tax base
Monday, September 16 2013

Tax Policy Advisor of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP), Dr. Larbi Siaw, has said that the government will work assiduously to broaden the tax base in order to ensure that existing tax rates are increased only when “warranted”.

ADAKLU:
Adaklu chiefs to reserve lands for development
Monday, September 16 2013

Mr. Emmanuel Sky Ganaku, District Chief Executive of Adaklu has appealed to chiefs in the district to reserve lands for development projects.

EKUMFI:
Assembly inaugurates GH¢ 22,000 project
Monday, September 16 2013

The Ekumfi District Assembly at Essarkyir in the Central Region has provided a 10-seater vault chamber toilet facility for the people of Otabanadze.

U M KROBO:
NGO launches School Feeding Project
Monday, September 16 2013

4H Ghana, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), has launched a sustainable school feeding programme to supplement government’s efforts in providing nutritious diets to school children in the country.

KETA:
Gov’t inaugurates three roads
Monday, September 16 2013

Some three feeder roads constructed by government in the Keta Municipality have been inaugurated.

SPORTS:
Anxious wait as Africa prepares for World Cup draw
Monday, September 16 2013

Ghana and nine other African sides will discover on Monday which country they must defeat to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

RELIGION:
Hajj First Flight On September 24
Monday, September 16 2013

The National Hajj Committee (NHC) has rescheduled the first flight of the 2013 pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia from September 17 to 24.

AMANSIE W:
Mahama appoints Kwame Bonsu as new DCE
Monday, September 16 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has nominated Mr. Alex Kwame Bonsu as the new Chief Executive for the Amansie West District Assembly in accordance with Article 243(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 20(1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462.

SPORTS:
Ghana to face Egypt in World Cup play-off
Monday, September 16 2013

Ghana have been drawn against Egypt in the play-off round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

GOMOA W:
Apam Methodist A/C school gets library
Monday, September 16 2013

A library centre has been commissioned at Apam in the Gomoa West District and handed over to the education directorate.

ASUTIFI S:
Modestus Nuworsu named new DCE
Monday, September 16 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has nominated Mr. Modestus Nuworsu as the Chief Executive (DCE) for the Asutifi South District Assembly in in the Brong Ahafo Region to take over the day-to-day administration of the Assembly.

KETU S:
New MCE appointed
Monday, September 16 2013

A new appointment has been made for the vacant Municipal Chief Executive position for the Ketu South Municipal Assemble.

LEKMA:
New MCE named to take over from Daniel Amartey
Monday, September 16 2013

Finally, President John Mahama has nominated Mr. Seth Badu Tawiah to take charge of the administration of the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly.

ENERGY:
NPA confirms fuel price increment
Monday, September 16 2013

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has finally confirmed Radioxyzonline.com’s earlier report of an imminent increment in fuel prices.

SUNYANI W:
Where there is no Doctor Project to be launched
Monday, September 16 2013

A three-year national project to help scale-up Ghana’s effort in achieving the Millennium Development Goal 4 and 5 will be launched at Kwatire  in the Sunyani West District of Brong-Ahafo in October this year.

EFFUTU:
Effutu Municipal Assembly donates desks to schools
Monday, September 16 2013

The Effutu Municipal Assembly has presented 464 dual desks to the Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES) for distribution to schools in the municipality.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t to create half a million jobs by 2016 - Mahama Ayariga
Monday, September 16 2013

Government has set itself a target to create a minimum of 500,000 jobs by the end of 2016, Minister for Information and Media Relations, Mahama Ayariga, has announced.

BOLGA:
Young Northern Entrepreneurs Hold Northern Brother Summit 2013
Monday, September 16 2013

Unless they change their desires for idolatry, alcoholism and polygamy, the people of the Upper East Region would remain poor and the region undeveloped, according to the Founder and Head Pastor of the Fountain Gate Chapel, Rev. Eastwood Anaba.

AKUAPEM N:
Plan Ghana renovates 19 JHSs
Monday, September 16 2013

Plan Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has renovated 19 junior high schools in the Akuapem-North Municipality, under its transition and persistence project, which is being supported by United States Agency for International Development.

POLITICS:
Prez Mahama reconstitutes Boards for ECG, GCAA, others
Tuesday, September 17 2013

President John Mahama has reconstituted the Boards of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and the Ghana Civil Association Authority (GCAA).

HO:
Minister hints rejected MCE will be re-nominated
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Mr Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, the Volta Regional Minister, has said Mrs Fafa Adinyira, the President’s nominee as the Ho Municipal Chief Executive who was rejected by the Assembly, would be re-nominated.

ENERGY:
GNPC confirms participating in Drill Ship sale
Tuesday, September 17 2013

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) on Monday took a dramatic “u turn” when its officials, who appeared before the Judgment Debt Commission, confirmed participating in the sale of the Drill Ship Discover 511.

SOCIAL:
Africa loses $148 billion to corruption – CHRAJ
Tuesday, September 17 2013

The 2012 African Union (AU) report on corruption has revealed that more than $148 billion is lost to corruption in Africa every year.

BUSINESS:
SADA-Asongtaba guinea fowl farms progress steadily
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Five ultramodern nucleus farms currently under construction at different locations as part of the implementation of the SADA-Asongtaba Guinea Fowl Production and Marketing Company Limited in the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone (NSEZ) are progressing steadily.

TAMALE:
Assemblies, media asked to work as partners
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Local authorities and media outlets, have been asked to work as partners to enhance development.

EDUCATION:
High schools declare 250,000 vacancies for qualified BECE candidates
Tuesday, September 17 2013

250,000 vacancies have been declared by senior high schools in the country for the admission of qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates for the 2013-2014 academic year.

N JUABEN:
ER launches 2013 Road Safety Awards
Tuesday, September 17 2013

The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has launched awards for transport unions in Koforidua on Monday with a call on drivers to adhere to road safety regulations to save lives.

EDUCATION:
250,000 Vacancies Declared In Public Senior High School
Tuesday, September 17 2013

250,000 vacancies have been declared by senior high schools in the country for the admission of qualified Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates for the 2013-2014 academic year.

GA W:
Attuquaye Quaye gets the nod as MCE
Tuesday, September 17 2013

The Ga West Municipal Assembly (GWMA) on Monday confirmed the President’s nominee, Mr Sam Attuquaye Quaye as the Municipal Chief Executive for the area.

TECHNOLOGY:
Refrigeration Assembly Plant in Ghana soon
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Dr Bernice Heloo, Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), on Monday said government was in the process of developing a business plan for the establishment of a refrigeration plant.

BUSINESS:
ATM usage up by almost 600 per cent
Tuesday, September 17 2013

More bank customers are using Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) of other banks, data from the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has shown.

ATEBUBU-A:
Owusu Boateng Sworn In as DCE
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Forty-five year old educationist, Sampson Owusu Boateng has been sworn into office as the District Chief Executive for Atebubu-Amantin.

EKUMFI:
Many injured as police clash with taxi drivers
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Attempts by Central Regional Police command to prevent a group of taxi drivers from demonstrating, Monday, proved futile, leading to lots of injuries.

N JUABEN:
Workshop on street naming opens
Tuesday, September 17 2013

An orientation workshop on street naming and property addressing system to integrate street naming and house numbering process with the creation of a reliable tax database for each district opened in Koforidua last Friday.

BONGO:
Alex Ayamdor Gets The Nod As Bongo DCE
Tuesday, September 17 2013

All 52 assembly men and women of the Bongo District Assembly in the Upper East Region last Tuesday gave the President’s nominee, Mr Alex Ayamdor Adugdaa a 100% full house endorsement paving the way for him to take charge of Government business as the District Chief Executive (DCE).

ABURA:
DCE commissions 6- unit classroom block Kwekutu
Tuesday, September 17 2013

A new GH200,000 6-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities including library, teachers common room and sanitary facilities has been built for students at Kwekutu  in the Abura Asebu Kwamankesse  District.

BEREKUM:
Opoku Yiadom-Boakye appointed MCE for Berekum
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Finally, the people of Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region will have a reason to smile as the president has appointed a new Municipal Chief Executive for the area to represent him in that section of the country.

SOCIAL:
Gov’t to tackle NIA challenges
Tuesday, September 17 2013

President Mahama will on Tuesday, meet the management of the National Identification Authority to deliberate on the challenges that has bedeviled the exercise.

BOSOME F:
Galamsey operators threaten Assemblyman
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Mr. George Akwasi Amoako, Assembly Member for Anwiaso Electoral in the Bosomefreho District in Ashanti Region, has said that some galamsey operators in his electoral area have threatened to kill him if he does not stop campaigning on the need to stop illegal mining in Anhwiaso.

OBUASI:
Brahabebome community gets new Odikro
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Brahabebome community last Monday 9th September, experienced yet another ceremonial event in the history of the community as they witnessed the enstoolment and the swearing in of Nana Agyin Serebour as Odikro and Nana Pomaa II as obaapanin in Brahabebome, a suburb of Obuasi Adansi in the Ashanti Regio

CAPE COAST:
C-Poly lecturers agitates over delays in research allowance
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Lecturers of the Cape Coast Polytechnic are agitated over delays in the payment of their research and book allowance.

ECONOMY:
Societe Generale has no record of $19.5m judgment debt
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Commission that both their offices in Ghana and France do not have any record on the $19.5 million judgment debt government claimed it paid to the company.

LAMBUSSIE K:
DCE confirmed
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Mr. Ben Kofi Dy-yaka, a 36-year-old teacher, has been confirmed as District Chief Executive of Lambussie-Karni.

SOCIAL:
Prototype offices for new District Assemblies unveiled
Tuesday, September 17 2013

Mr Akwasi Opong-Fosu, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development on Tuesday unveiled prototype offices for the 46 newly created district assemblies.

POLITICS:
Vice President takes three days break
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The Vice President, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur will leave Accra for the United Kingdom (UK) for a three-day official break which commences today Wednesday.

GA WEST:
Assembly to prosecute noisy churches
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The Ga West Municipal Assembly (GWMA), has embarked on stringent measures to ensure that churches, restaurants and drinking spots observe the basic rules on environmental noise pollution in the Municipality.

ECONOMICS:
Government accesses US$500m CDB facility
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The government has accessed about $500 million of the Chinese Development Bank (CDB) loan of $3 billion, mainly to fund the construction of gas infrastructure projects at Atuabo in the Western Region.

N JUABEN:
Minister charges MDCEs to uphold constitution
Wednesday, September 18 2013

Miss Hellen Adjoa Ntoso, the Eastern Regional Minister has sworn in two Municipal and a District Chief Executive (MDCEs) and asked them to uphold, preserve and protect the Constitution as established by law.

BEKWAI:
School environment should be pupil-friendly- Educationist
Wednesday, September 18 2013

Ashanti Regional Education Director, Mr Kofi Sarfo-Kantanka has urged teachers to go the extra mile to make the school environment pupil-friendly.

TAMALE:
Dubai to expand school feeding in Tamale
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The Dubai Government has pledged to expand the Dubai Cares School Feeding Programme being implemented in Tamale in Ghana to embrace the “Wash In Schools” programme to provide sanitation and hygienic facilities.

SECURITY:
IGP orders release of journalists
Wednesday, September 18 2013

Three journalists and a driver, who were arrested and detained by a joint team of armed military and police personnel in Gushegu on Tuesday, were released an hour after the Inspector General of Police (IGP) had intervened.

SOCIAL:
CJ demands urgent investment in court infrastructure
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood, has deplored the poor state of most court houses across the country and has called for a public, private partnership to upgrade judicial infrastructure.

AMANSIE C:
Assembly confirms DCE
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The President’s nominee, Emmanuel Dede Appiah for the position of District Chief Executive, in the Amansie District was confirmed last Friday at Jacubu, the district capital.

HEALTH:
Veep visits Russia’s Chief Justice in hospital
Wednesday, September 18 2013

Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has visited Chief Justice Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Lebedev of Russia, on admission at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.

ECONOMICS:
2014 financial budget to be programme-based
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The Ministry of Finance has hinted that the budget statement for 2014 will adopt a system different from what past budgets have adopted.

SOCIAL:
DCEs must be elected - Gbevlo-Lartey
Wednesday, September 18 2013

National Security Coordinator, Colonel Larry Gbevlo-Larty (retired) has supported calls for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to be elected by the universal adult suffrage.

AKUAPIM N:
MCE takes office
Wednesday, September 18 2013

George Opare Addo, the newly confirmed Chief Executive for the Akuapim North District Assembly has taken office after he was sworn into office.

BEREKUM:
Biadan children’s home receives support
Wednesday, September 18 2013

Baiden Children’s home in the Berekum Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region have received a helping hand in the form of donations from citizens of Berekum living in Italy.

SOCIAL:
I’m not interfering in EC’s work - Kuffour
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The office of former President John Agyekum Kufour has dismissed allegations that the former president is interfering with the work of the Electoral Commission.

POLITICS:
Gov’t to provide legal assistance to Sole Commissioner over "suspicious" sale of GNPC drill ship
Wednesday, September 18 2013

Government is to provide legal assistance to the Sole Commissioner to enable him uncover the mystery surrounding the sale of Discover 511 drill ship belonging to the Ghana National Petroleum Commission (GNPC).

TAMALE:
Northern teacher trainees threaten demo
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The Concerned Teacher Trainees Association of Northern Region (CTTANR) has served notice of embarking on demonstrations in the three northern regions over the withdrawal of their allowances.

AMA:
James Town stool lands not for sale – Nii Akumia
Wednesday, September 18 2013

Nii Sackey Akumia VI, Adanse Mantse and Head of the Senior Royal House of James Town, has said developers should stay clear of James Town Stool lands as they are not for sale.

AOWIN:
Police commander tours Western Region
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The Western Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Kofi Boakye, has called for a strong public/police partnership to address highway robbery in the region.

SOCIAL:
Otumfuo’s bribery allegation distasteful - House of Chiefs
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The National House of Chiefs (NHC) has denounced what it saw as distasteful on-line publication by the New Free Press, linking the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, with alleged bribery payment to swing the Supreme Court’s verdict on the presidential election petition in favour of President John Dramani Mahama.

HEALTH:
FAO warns of re-emergence of bird flu
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has issued a new warning to the international community that the H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza viruses could re-emerge.

SOCIAL:
DVLA introduces computer based test to reduce road accidents
Wednesday, September 18 2013

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) Rudolph Beckley has indicated that the authority has introduced a computer based test to examine drivers seeking licenses.

SUNYANI:
Noise pollution is dangerous health hazard – EPA
Wednesday, September 18 2013

Mrs Philomena Boakye Appiah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has reiterated the need for strict adherence to environmental regulations and guidelines on noise pollution for the well-being of the people.

GA W:
Dying for clean water, Akramaman town calls for aid
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The chief and people of Akramaman, a simple town in the Ga West Municipality in the Greater Accra region, have been praying to God and the government for one of the basic needs of man – potable water, for years but to no avail.

KASSENA-N W:
Assembly fails to endorse DCE nominee
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The Kassena-Nankana West District Assembly for the third time has failed to endorse the President’s nominees for the position of District Chief Executive.

NZEMA E:
Minister condemns rivalry in districts
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The Western Regional Minister, Mr. Ebenezer Kwadwo Teye Addo, has called for a halt to the rivalry  between Members of Parliament  and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in some parts of the country.

POLITICS:
Doe Adjaho to be President tomorrow
Wednesday, September 18 2013

The Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho will be sworn in as acting President of the Republic of Ghana on Thursday, 19 September 2013 by the Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Woode.

POLITICS:
Mahama to attend swearing-in of Mali’s president; Doe Adjaho acts as Prez
Thursday, September 19 2013

President John Mahama will on Thursday September 19, 2013 travel to Bamako, Mali to participate in the swearing-in of H.E. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta as President of the Republic of Mali.

SOCIAL:
Judgement Debt Commission invites IGP, others
Thursday, September 19 2013

Mr Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, Inspector General of Police and four others are to appear before the Judgement Commission on Wednesday September 25th 2013.

SOCIAL:
NDPC Organises Workshop For Journalists
Thursday, September 19 2013

The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has called on the media to use their mediums to educate the public on the benefits of demographic data.

TAMALE:
Be modest in charging school fees - Atutiga
Thursday, September 19 2013

The proprietor of a private school has appealed to his colleagues, especially those in the three regions of the north to consider economic difficulties of parents and be modest in charging school fees to ensure that many children are enrolled in schools.

SOCIAL:
Kufuor to help unravel mystery over GNPC ship sale
Thursday, September 19 2013

The former President of Ghana John Agyekum Kufuor says he is ready to assist in investigating the mystery surrounding the sale of the GNPC drill ship, Discovery 511.

SOCIAL:
Mfantseman council supports Otumfuo in bribery allegations
Thursday, September 19 2013

The Mfantseman Council in the Ashanti Region has thrown its support for the Manhyia Palace in the wake of bribery allegation levelled against the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II in connection with the just-ended Supreme Court election petition hearing.

HEALTH:
NHIS officially launches 10th anniversary
Thursday, September 19 2013

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) will on Thursday, September 19, 2013 officially launch its 10th anniversary commemoration.

RELIGION:
Hajj Advance Team Leaves For Saudi Arabia
Thursday, September 19 2013

An advance team of the National Hajj Committee (NHC) on Wednesday left Accra for Saudi Arabia, Mr Abdulai Nashiru, Executive Secretary of the NHC disclosed to the Ghana News Agency.

TARKWA:
AngloGold completes GHC 500,000 health facility for communitie
Thursday, September 19 2013

AngloGold Ashanti, Iduapriem Mines, has handed over a GHC 500,000 modern health centre to serve thousands of inhabitants in 21 deprived communities in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality of the Western Region.

SOCIAL:
Tourism practitioners trained in online marketing
Thursday, September 19 2013

Mrs Brigitte Katsriku, Chairman of the Public Services Commission, said on Tuesday technological platforms such as the internet was critical to business development and asked businesses to make use of such platforms.

SUHUM:
Suhum To Get New Industrial Zone
Thursday, September 19 2013

About 2,500 members of the Ghana National Association of Garages (GNAG) in the Suhum Municipality of the Eastern Region, would soon move into a modern and spacious industrial zone locally referred to as ‘magazine’.

ECONOMICS:
Cabinet approves national seed policy
Thursday, September 19 2013

President John Mahama on Wednesday announced Cabinet’s approval of a National Seed Policy to propel and rapidly transform the country’s seed industry to meet the needs of a modern agriculture.

AGRIC:
Cashew industry to receive stimulus package
Thursday, September 19 2013

The cashew industry would, next year, receive a stimulus package from government as an intervention measure to boost production, processing and export of the commodity.

SOCIAL:
Ghana Revenue Authority to appear before Commission
Thursday, September 19 2013

The Ghana Revenue Authority and four other Ministries are to appear before the Judgement Commission on Monday September 30.

SOCIAL:
Ghana Fire Service receives computers and mobile phones
Thursday, September 19 2013

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has supported the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) with items value at 212,708 Ghana cedis.

SOCIAL:
Mahama in peace talks with Nigerian, Ivorian presidents
Thursday, September 19 2013

President Mahama is expected to hold sub regional peace talks with Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and Ivorian President Alassane Quatarra on the sidelines of the investiture ceremony of Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.

SOCIAL:
Citizen participation key to development -Minister
Thursday, September 19 2013

Mr Akwasi Oppong Fosu, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, has noted that empowered, responsive, accountable and capacity built local authorities, were important in ensuring development.

AKATSI N:
Minister inaugurates new office
Thursday, September 19 2013

Investment in large-scale commercial agriculture infrastructure in Ghana would boost the small scale agriculture, Mr. Clement Kofi Humado, Food and Agriculture Minister has said.

SOCIAL:
Speaker of Parliament sworn in as President
Thursday, September 19 2013

The Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Edward Doe Adjaho has been sworn in as Acting President by the Chief Justice, Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood with the Minority shouting "reshuffle Presidoo".

ENERGY:
Completion date for Ghana gas pipeline project pushed to April 2014
Thursday, September 19 2013

Ghana’s energy challenges are set to linger on for a longer time as work on a crucial natural gas pipeline project won’t be complete until April, 2014, deputy Energy Minister John Jinapor, has said.

ENERGY:
Alex Mould appointed GNPC boss
Thursday, September 19 2013

Ghanadistricts.com has information that Mr. Alex Mould has been appointed as the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).

EKUMFI:
Minister commissions two China-aided projects
Thursday, September 19 2013

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Minister of Education, on Wednesday commissioned two China aided six-unit classroom blocks worth 1.7 million US dollars for Otuam and Arkra in the Ekumfi District.

SOCIAL:
It’s time to refurbish the image of NHIS –Sylvester Mensah
Thursday, September 19 2013

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has unveiled a new brand to consolidate the changing phase of the NHIS with the hope to refurbish the image of the Scheme and mark the program’s next chapter of growth.

LAWRA:
MP procures computers to support ICT learning in SHS
Thursday, September 19 2013

The Member of Parliament for Lawra constituency, Hon. Abu Samson with support from the Ghana Investment Funds for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has resolved to donate some desktop computers to two Senior High Schools(SHS) in the Lawra district.

SOCIAL:
FAO warns of re-emergence of bird flu
Thursday, September 19 2013

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has issued a new warning to the international community that the H7N9 and H5N1 avian influenza viruses could re-emerge.

BUSINESS:
Gov’t plans to issue another Eurobond next year
Friday, September 20 2013

Government will turn to the international capital market again next year to raise $ 1 billion after a similar move in July that yielded $750,000 to the economy.

SOCIAL:
Two thousand people killed annually in road crashes nationwide
Friday, September 20 2013

A total of 2,000 people die annually through road accidents nationwide with seventy percent of them being men in the economically active age-group.

AKUAPIM N:
Okuapemman honours Eastern Regional Minister
Friday, September 20 2013

The Okuapemman Association in the US and Canada have presented a special Peace and Unity Honorary Award to Ms Helen Adjoa Ntoso, the Eastern Regional Minister, at its 28th Anniversary Celebration of Odwira and Ohum Festival at Newark, New Jersey.

ASUOGYAMAN:
Thomas Nyarkoh Ampim sworn into office
Friday, September 20 2013

Thomas Nyarkoh Ampim the new Chief Executive of the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern region has taken office after he was sworn into office.

RELIGION:
Medical officers to accompany Hajj pilgrims
Friday, September 20 2013

Medical officers have been assigned to accompany Ghanaians who would undertake pilgrimage to Mecca this year.

JASIKAN:
Okadjakromhene wants gov’t to repair Jasikan roads
Friday, September 20 2013

Osabarima Antwi Agyei V, Chief of Okadjakrom and Twafohene of the Buem Traditional Area, has appealed to Government to rehabilitate roads in the Jasikan District of the Volta Region to facilitate development.

SOCIAL:
Local Gov’t Staff recruits warned against absenteeism
Friday, September 20 2013

Dr. Callistus Mahama, Head of the Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS), has warned newly recruited staff of the service against absenteeism.

HO:
Togbe Afede, “shooting star” of Volta Region
Friday, September 20 2013

Togbe Kporku III, Dufia of Alakple described Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of Asogli as the “shooting star” of the Volta Region, whose major focus is the development of the region and Ghana.

SOCIAL:
Concentrate on auditing projects at assemblies - Dr Mahama
Friday, September 20 2013

Dr Callistus Mahama, Head of Local Government Service, has advised internal auditors not to limit their operations to financial auditing alone but must also audit progress of project in their districts.

NKORANZA N:
Work begins on health project for Dinkra
Friday, September 20 2013

Work on a GH¢ 216,000 Community Health Base Planning and Service (CHPS)Compound for the chiefs and people of Dinkra, a farming community in the Nkoranza North District, has begun.

EKUMFI:
Chiefs of late President Mills’ hometown must be called to order - Minister
Friday, September 20 2013

The Central Regional Minister, Samuel Sarpong says the Ekumfi Traditional council must, as a matter of urgency, call the chiefs of Otuam, home of the late president John Evans Atta Mills, to order.

TRANSPORTATION:
Metro mass transport fares to go up
Friday, September 20 2013

Consumers who use metro mass transport must brace themselves for increase fares as the Metro Mass Transit Limited will soon increase its fares following the 20 percent increment in transport fares by private operators.

ENERGY:
Energy Minister tasks new ECG board to deliver
Friday, September 20 2013

The Energy and Petroleum Minister has challenged the newly constituted board of the Electricity Company to make it the best power distributor in Africa.

EDUCATION:
UTAG threatens another strike
Friday, September 20 2013

The leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana has threatened another strike if its members’ research and book allowances are not paid by the end of the month.

AOWIN:
Ultra-modern community centre underway
Friday, September 20 2013

Very soon, residents of Aowin District in the Western Region will have no worry of a place for social gatherings as an ultra-modern community centre is being constructed for them, at Enchi, the district capital.

ENERGY:
Barring any hitches, utility tariffs are expected to be increased up to 150%.
Friday, September 20 2013

Barring any hitches, utility tariffs are expected to be increased up to 150%.

SOCIAL:
Monday is a public holiday
Friday, September 20 2013

Government has declared Monday, September 23, 2013 a a public holiday.

BIRIM C:
Assembly fails to elect Presidint Member
Friday, September 20 2013

The Birim Central Municipal Assembly has failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM) to replace the former, Mr Kwabena Nkansah Asare who has relinquished the position.

HO:
Volta Region education standards falling
Friday, September 20 2013

A school block complex for the Lume-Atsyame RC Primary in the Ho Municipal Area was inaugurated on Wednesday with a call on education stakeholders in the Volta Region to redouble efforts to halt dwindling standards in the region. 

WA:
Coalition supports women skills training
Friday, September 20 2013

 The Wa Municipal PTA/SMC Coalition, a non-governmental organisation helping to improve education and women empowerment, has provided various skills trainings and income generating activities for women in 21 communities in the Wa Municipality.

SOCIAL:
"Government will support EC to reform" - President
Saturday, September 21 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday gave the assurance that government would support the Electoral Commission to carry out reforms that would help deepen further Ghana’s democratic credentials.

SUNYANI:
Thousands of children in vaccinated
Saturday, September 21 2013

A total of 52,000 children have been vaccinated in the nationwide measles rubella vaccination exercise in the Sunyani Municipality, Mr Samuel Addo, Sunyani Municipal Disease Control Officer, has said.

HEALTH:
Allied Health personnel inducted
Saturday, September 21 2013

The Allied Health Professions Council, which is the regulatory body for Allied Health Professionals in Ghana, on Friday held an induction ceremony for 289 new graduates for the commencement of their mandatory 12-month internship programme.

TECHIMAN:
Assembly starts community compost project
Saturday, September 21 2013

The Management of Techiman Abrono Organic Farming Project (ABOFAP), in collaboration with its local stakeholders, has started a Community Compost Project to meet the ever-increasing demand of environmental services in the Municipality.

NSAWAM:
AWDF donates to Nsawam Female Prison
Saturday, September 21 2013

Employees of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), has donated dressmaking tools and other items all valued at GH¢ 3,000.00 to the Nsawam Female Prisons.

BUSINESS:
Minister accuses telcos of ’deception’ about nationwide coverage
Saturday, September 21 2013

Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has said the claims by telecom operators that they are providing nationwide coverage is a ‘deception’.

ENERGY:
PURC justifies 150% increase in utility tariffs as realistic
Saturday, September 21 2013

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission is justifying a proposed utility tariff increment as realistic despite consumers concern that a 150% adjustment is too much.

CRIME:
Bawku NDC deputy organizer attacked
Saturday, September 21 2013

The residence of Deputy Organizer of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Bawku was reported to have been raided by unidentified assassins on Thursday evening.

POLITICS:
Amansie East endorses President’s nominee
Saturday, September 21 2013

The Amansie East Municipal Assembly at its sitting at Bekwai in the Ashanti Region has endorsed the President’s nominee for the post of Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Madam Mary Juantuah, who is also the outgoing Presiding Member (PM) for the assembly.

SOCIAL:
President directs MoF to pay counterpart funding
Sunday, September 22 2013

President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday directed the Ministry of Finance to pay the counterpart funding for all Self Help Electricity Projects throughout the country.

POLITICS:
Ada East District Assembly rejects nominee
Sunday, September 22 2013

The Ada East District Assembly has rejected the President’s nominee, Mr Peter Kofi Aduteye for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE).

SOCIAL:
Mahama shocked at Awoonor’s death
Sunday, September 22 2013

Ghana’s President, Mr. John Mahama, has described as “shocking”, the death of Ghanaian intellectual, Prof. Kofi Awoonor, in Saturday morning’s terrorist attack in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, which claimed at least 59 lives and injured 150 people.

EDUCATION:
Gov’t to introduce fortified snacks in sch. feeding programme
Sunday, September 22 2013

Government has stated that it will introduce fortified snacks to improve the quality of food in the school feeding programme.

JAMAN SOUTH:
Assembly confirms DCE
Monday, September 23 2013

Assembly members in the Jaman South District have confirmed Mrs Dora Ama Tamea, the President’s nominee as the District Chief Executive.

CENTRAL GONJA:
Mumuni Shiraz Yacin confirmed as DCE
Monday, September 23 2013

Assembly Members of the Central Gonja District Assembly on Friday overwhelmingly endorsed Mr Mumuni Shiraz Yacin, the President’s nominee as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area.

TECHNOLOGY:
Gov’t lays massive ICT infrastructure for universal access - Minister
Monday, September 23 2013

Communications Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, has restated government’s commitment to make ICT infrastructure and tools available to all Ghanaians in the foreseeable future.

SOCIAL:
Nana Akufo-Addo mourns Prof. Awoonor’s death
Monday, September 23 2013

Flagbearer for the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo has consoled the family of immediate past Chairman of the Council of State, Prof. Kofi Awoonor, who was killed in the terrorist outrages committed Saturday at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

SOCIAL:
Elmina Chief stops project commissioned by Prez Mahama
Monday, September 23 2013

President John Mahama recent cut the sod for the construction of a fish processing factory at Elmina, but the Chief of the town, Nana Conduah VI has ordered that the project be stopped for proper consultation.

SUNYANI:
B/A Hospital receives modern equipment
Monday, September 23 2013

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani has taken delivery of modern hospital equipment and other items worth millions of Ghana cedis.

ENVIRONMENT:
Big mining companies fail to meet environmental standards, legal requirements
Monday, September 23 2013

Trend analysis conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the performance of the mining sector in 2012 has shown that some mining companies once again have failed in meeting environmental standards and legal requirements.

SOCIAL:
Concentrate on auditing projects at Assemblies - Dr Mahama
Monday, September 23 2013

Dr Callistus Mahama, Head of Local Government Service, has advised internal auditors not to limit their operations to financial auditing alone but must also audit progress of project in their districts.

RELIGION:
Veep asks pilgrims to be good ambassadors
Tuesday, September 24 2013

Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, has advised prospective pilgrims of the 2013 Hajj to Saudi Arabia, to be good ambassadors of Ghana.

INTERNATIONAL:
UN Condemns Nairobi’s Terrorist Attack
Tuesday, September 24 2013

The United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has strongly condemned the terrorist attack at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, which occurred on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

BAWKU:
Ban on motorbike riding affecting health delivery
Tuesday, September 24 2013

Stakeholders at a regional forum organized by the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) in Bolgatanga has noted that the ban on motorbike riding in the Bawku Municipality was affecting health delivery systems in the area.

SUNYANI:
Let’s project cities through festivals – Minister
Tuesday, September 24 2013

Mr. Justice Samuel Adjei, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister has urged chiefs and people of Sunyani to use cultural festivals and traditional events to project the area.

SOCIAL:
Minister says Government will develop chieftaincy
Tuesday, September 24 2013

Dr. Seidu Daana, Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, has reiterated that the government was determined to develop the chieftaincy institution to promote unity, peace and development.

AHAFO A N:
cocoa farmers receive bonus
Tuesday, September 24 2013

Thirty-two thousand, two hundred and three (3,223) cocoa farmers in the Ahafo-Ano North and South Districts have been rewarded with bonus payments totaling GH¢322,560.00.

TMA:
Assembly to demolish illegal structures on school land
Tuesday, September 24 2013

Mr Isaac Djangmah Vanderpuye, Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister, has given the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) a three-day ultimatum to demolish unauthorised structures on the compound of the Padmore Street Primary 1 and 2 schools at Tema Community One.s

DANGME E:
Assembly rejects nominee
Tuesday, September 24 2013

The Dangbe East District Assembly has rejected the President’s nominee, Mr Peter Kofi Aduteye for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE).

BUSINESS:
3-Day regional workshop on fiscal reporting opens
Tuesday, September 24 2013

A three-day regional workshop on fiscal reporting and transparency for countries in the West Africa sub-region opened in Accra on Monday with a call on participants to help build systems and processes that reflected the unique culture and circumstances in the region.

NZEMA E:
Western Region to host World Tourism Day
Tuesday, September 24 2013

The 2013 celebrations of World Tourism Day, would be climaxed at Nkroful in the Western Region, birthplace of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President to give the celebration a local balance.

SOCIAL:
Prez orders A-G to prosecute officials cited for corruption
Tuesday, September 24 2013

The President, John Mahama says he has ordered the Attorney-General to go ahead and prosecute public officials found culpable of corruption in the Auditor-Generals Report.

E MAMPRUSI:
Imoro Adam endorsed
Tuesday, September 24 2013

Assembly members at the East Mamprusi District have confirmed Mr. Imoro Adam as the District Chief Executive (DCE).

BUNKPURUGU:
Goil supports flood victims
Tuesday, September 24 2013

Ghana Oil Company (Goil) has supported flood victims in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District with assorted relief items.

CRIME:
Flagstaff House, Police Hqtrs Easy Targets For Terrorists - Expert
Tuesday, September 24 2013

The recent terrorist attacks in Kenya have brought back questions about the security of Ghana’s Flagstaff House, the seat of government, with experts warning it is open to attack.

SOCIAL:
Awoonor’s funeral: No public viewing of remains - Family
Tuesday, September 24 2013

Family of renowned Ghanaian poet, the late Kofi Awoonor, who was killed in the Westgate Mall in Kenya, say there will be no public viewing of his body during the burial service.

EDUCATION:
Parent Threatens To Sue WAEC For Withholding Ward’s Results
Tuesday, September 24 2013

A parent, whose ward had his entire Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results withheld by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has threatened to sue the council.

INTERNATIONAL:
It’s All Over - Kenya’s President Kenyatt
Tuesday, September 24 2013

The four-day siege involving suspected Islamist militants at Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre is over, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says.

DAFFIAMA:
Assembly confirms DCE
Tuesday, September 24 2013

Members of the Daffiama-Bussie-Issa District Assembly on Tuesday confirmed Mr. Fidelis Zumakpeh, as the first District Chief Executive (DCE) for the District.

BONGO:
DCE outlines vision for District
Tuesday, September 24 2013

The Bongo District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Alexis Ayamdor, has said his main vision for the area is to bring governance closer to the people.

SOCIAL:
Ghana Policy fair launched
Wednesday, September 25 2013

The 4th Ghana Policy Fair which seeks to create a platform for Ghanaians to ask for the right information and interact with policy makers and implementers has been launched in Accra.

K NANKANA E:
Assembly confirms President’s nominee
Tuesday, September 24 2013

Dr. Stanislaus Alu Akadingdi has received DCE nod as he polled 33 out of 49 votes cast representing 67 percent by the Kassena Nankana East Municipal Assembly.

BUILSA S:
Afuic Elizabeth gets DCE confirmation
Tuesday, September 24 2013

All 27 members that form the Builsa South District Assembly have voted to confirm Madam Afuic Elizabeth Jane as the new DCE for the area.

SOCIAL:
Education, foundation for lasting peace –UNESCO
Tuesday, September 24 2013

The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, said education is the foundation for lasting peace and the driving force behind freedom and tolerance.

ENERGY:
Japan to establish 2,000MW thermal plant in Ghana
Wednesday, September 25 2013

Japan is to establish a 2,000 megawatts thermal power plant in the country to help augment Ghana’s energy generation.

EDUCATION:
JICA hands over 3 new classroom blocks, one toilet facility to GES
Wednesday, September 25 2013

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has handed over three new classroom blocks and 3-seater toilet facility for the Bereku Nyamebekyere Primary School to the Ghana Education Service in the Assin North District of the Central region last Tuesday.

ECONOMY:
BoG begins search for documents covering payment for GNPC drill ship
Wednesday, September 25 2013

The Bank of Ghana says it has began searching for documents covering the payment of the GNPC drill ship, Discover 511.

INTERNATIONAL:
MDGs: Ghana will not be complacent - Prez Mahama
Wednesday, September 25 2013

President John Mahama has told world leaders in New York that his country is working to keep the progress towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on course.

AHAFO A N:
Newmont contributes to Ahafo development foundation
Wednesday, September 25 2013

Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) has paid GH¢ 9,347,247.38 into the Ahafo Development Foundation (NADeF) as the Company’s contribution for 2012.

NKORANZA S:
Let’s diversify food crop production base - Humado
Wednesday, September 25 2013

Mr Clement Kofi Humado, the Minister of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has called for aggressive push towards commercial and large scale production of the major local staple food crops.

GA W:
MCE outlines development plans
Wednesday, September 25 2013

Mr Samuel Attuquaye Quaye newly confirmed Ga West Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) has enumerated his programmes to ensure peace and promote rapid development of the municipality.

OBUASI:
Assembly spends GH¢49,000 on Persons with Disabilitie
Wednesday, September 25 2013

The Obuasi Municipal Assembly has, within the last three years, disbursed a total of GH¢49,000 to over 130 persons with disabilities under the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) Livelihood Support programme.

HEALTH:
Korle Bu ordered to stop illegal fees
Wednesday, September 25 2013

Has anyone in the past week paid the newly introduced rates at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital?

If yes, they are entitled to a refund, says the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Subsidiary Legislation, Mr O. B. Amoah.

SOCIAL:
President appoints board for NIC & MMT
Wednesday, September 25 2013

President John Mahama has appointed a former Managing Director of the State Insurance Company, Lionel Molbila, as Chairman of the National Insurance Commission.

HEALTH:
Delays in NHIS payment impede medical operations- Dr. Agbemabiese
Wednesday, September 25 2013

A Senior Medical Officer at Dela Clinic in Madina, Dr. Komi Agbemabiese has made humble appeal to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to ensure prompt payment of the NHIS charges to accredited facilities since a continuous delay in payment obstruct operation of some facilities.

BUNKPURUGU:
Gov’t support flood victims
Wednesday, September 25 2013

The Deputy Northern Region Minister, Hon Alhaji A.B.A Fusieni, who is also the Member of Parliament for the Sagnarigu constituency in the Tamale metropolis has presented relief items to the victims of the recent territorial rains in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District.

TRANSPORTATION:
GPRTU fills potholes
Wednesday, September 25 2013

Executives of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), of the Bunkpurugu Branch poured out yesterday Tuesday, 3rd of September, 2013 to embark on a massive communal labor on the Binde-Bunkpurugu main road.

HEALTH:
Ghana to vaccinate girls against cervical cancer - Mahama announces
Wednesday, September 25 2013

Ghana will this year, will begin a demonstration project vaccinating girls against human papillomavirus (HPV).

SOCIAL:
Benz bus knocks dispatch rider on N1 Highway
Wednesday, September 25 2013

A Blue Spriter Benz bus with registration number GS 7614Y has knocked down a dispatch rider on the N1 Highway.

SOCIAL:
PURC annouces new tariffs: water to go up by 52%, electricity 78.9%
Wednesday, September 25 2013

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC)has announced a 52 percent increment in water and 78.9 percent increment in electricity tariffs effective October 1.

MION:
Sang Zakaria Islamic School rceives support
Wednesday, September 25 2013

The Regional Advisory and Information Network Systems (RAINS), a Tamale-based Non Governmental Organization (NGO), has handed over a two-unit classroom block to the chiefs and people of Sang in the Mion District.

STMA:
STMA to remove unauthorised billboards
Wednesday, September 25 2013

The Outdoor Advertising Unit of the Sekondi -Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), has embarked on a month-long exercise to remove all unauthorized funeral, political and commercial advertising billboards in the metropolis.

SOCIAL:
GACL Board appoints Ag. MD
Wednesday, September 25 2013

The Board of Directors of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has appointed Mr Charles Kwame Asare as Acting Managing Director effective September 24, 2013.

BEREKUM:
Brief profile of newly nominated MCE
Wednesday, September 25 2013

Below is a brief profile of the newly nominated Municipal Chief Executive for the Berekum Municipal Assembly.

TARKWA N:
AngloGold’s Iduapriem Mine commissions health centre
Wednesday, September 25 2013

AngloGold Ashanti’s Iduapriem Mine has commissioned a new Health Centre for the people of Teberebie and surrounding communities in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, in the Western Region.

SOCIAL:
Increment of tariffs to take effect from October 1
Wednesday, September 25 2013

Consumers of electricity and water will now have to pay up to 52 % more for water and 78.9% more for electricity.

SUNYANI:
Assembly to demolish unauthorised structures
Thursday, September 26 2013

The Sunyani Municipal Assembly would soon embark on a demolition exercise to de-congest the municipality of unauthorised structures.

ENERGY:
If gas were available, utility tariffs would not have gone up - PURC
Thursday, September 26 2013

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) says the cost of electricity would not have shot up if the gas project at Atuabo were on stream to power Ghana’s thermal plants. The country is currently using crude, which it says is an expensive alternative.

HEALTH:
Korle Bu Board chair apologises for charging illegal fees; orders refund
Thursday, September 26 2013

The Board Chairman of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Mr Eddy Annan has apologised profusely to the public, particularly clients of the hospital affected by illegal fees charged by management.

N JUABEN:
MCE outlines vision
Thursday, September 26 2013

Dr Kwaku Owusu- Acheampong, the New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has said that abolishing the shift system in the Municipality is a program his administration was considering to improve education in the area.

EFFUTU:
World Bank funds projects in Effutu Municipality
Thursday, September 26 2013

The World Bank is funding the construction of fifty-eight latrines with hand washing facilities for selected schools in the Effutu Municipality.

GA C:
Midwives to be scarce in 10 years - midwife predicts
Thursday, September 26 2013

Madam Faustina P. Sam, midwife and owner of the Paradise Maternity Home near Ablekuma in the Ga Central Municipality has predicted that it is possible that midwives would be scarce in the country within the next ten (10) years.

KPONE K:
Assembly looses revenue
Thursday, September 26 2013

The Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly, between January and July, lost GH¢129, 400 in revenue due to a boundary dispute between the Assembly and the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA).

SOCIAL:
Kufuor denies Agyapong’s allegations
Thursday, September 26 2013

The Office of former President John Agyekum Kufuor has rejected as absolute falsehood and malicious, remarks made by Mr Kennedy Adjepong,  Member of Parliament for Assin North, against the former President.

SOCIAL:
Group to demonstrate over increased utility tariffs
Thursday, September 26 2013

A civil society group calling itself Truth and Accountability Forum (TAF), has stated that it would stage a massive demonstration to force the PURC to reduce utility tariffs.

SOCIAL:
STAR-Ghana signs agreement with partners
Thursday, September 26 2013

STAR-Ghana on Wednesday signed a two million- dollar grant contract with 21 media organisations to strengthen media-civil society collaboration for greater transparency, accountability and responsiveness at all levels of governance.

POLITICS:
Mahama addresses UN General Assembly today
Thursday, September 26 2013

President John Mahama will take his turn to address the UN General Assembly, today Thursday September 26.

ENVIRONMENT:
Mining firms set to embark on mass layoff
Thursday, September 26 2013

Mining firms in the country are set to embark on massive downsizing in view rising cost of production coupled with a steady drop in the price of gold on the international market.

ASHAIMAN:
Prez Mahama chooses new MCE for Ashaiman
Thursday, September 26 2013

President John Dramani Mahama has nominated Mr. Ibrahim Baidoo as the Municipal Chief Executive for Ashaiman.

SOCIAL:
Prices of sachet, bottled water to go up by 30% effective October 1
Thursday, September 26 2013

Prepare to pay 30% more for your sachet and bottled water, President of Sachet and Bottled Water Producers has stated.

N GONJA:
New settlement poorly demarcated-Daboya West Assemblyman
Thursday, September 26 2013

The Assembly member for Daboya West electoral area, Akwesi Frimpong has called for improved demarcation for a new settlement in his area, consisting of Sawaba and Zegbali, thus appealed to the assembly and the Town and Country Planning to swiftly intervene and improve access and movement in the area.

ABURA:
Kwamankese ICT Centre in the offing
Thursday, September 26 2013

William Atta Mends, District Chief Executive of the Abura-Asebu-kwamankese District has hinted that plans are advanced for the establishment of information and communication technology at Kwamankese.

SECURITY:
Special Forces exist to tackle terrorism – Lt. Gen. Smith
Thursday, September 26 2013


Former Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Joseph Henry Smith has stated that the Special Forces unit of the Ghana Armed Forces was formed to handle situations like the Kenyan terror attack.

ENERGY:
Moses Asaga appointed NPA boss
Thursday, September 26 2013

A former Minister for Employment and Social Welfare, Moses Asaga has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).

SOCIAL:
Gov’t will deal with unemployment - Mahama declares
Friday, September 27 2013

President John Mahama on thursday declared the government’s determination to deal with the challenge of youth unemployment in the country.

POLITICS:
Govt to unveil ’Better Ghana Agenda’ Green Book 3
Friday, September 27 2013

Government has announced it will soon release the third edition of the ’Better Ghana Agenda’ Green Book of achievements of the Mahama-led administration.

HEALTH:
Rabies alert hit Ashanti Region
Friday, September 27 2013

Veterinary officers have called for an emergency pet vaccination in the Ashanti Region following the death of four children this year from rabies at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

INTERNATIONAL:
Ghana on terrorists’ radar; UK govt issues red alert
Friday, September 27 2013

The UK government has issued a red alert, warning of an impending terrorist attack on Ghana due to the country’s involvement in peace-keeping operations abroad.

BUSINESS:
Newmont to down size
Friday, September 27 2013

Newmont Ghana says approximately 300 of its miners are expected to lose their job by the end of the fourth quarter of 2013, as part of the mine’s ongoing operations to streamline cost structure and improve business efficiency.

MADINA:
Assembly enhances revenue generation
Friday, September 27 2013

The La-Nkwantanang- Madina Municipal Assembly was able to net   GH¢839,415.38 out of the estimated annual budget of GH¢1,052,952.00 in July.

NKORANZA S:
Apiculture is a lucrative venture
Friday, September 27 2013

Mr Richard Okoe, President of Ghana National Bee Keepers Association, has urged the youth to consider apiculture or bee keeping as it is a lucrative venture.

NKORANZA N:
Most entrepreneurs abandoned their businesses – BAC
Friday, September 27 2013

Most entrepreneurs assisted by the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) have abandoned their main business and opted for others, Madam Ophelia Amponsah Tabi, Head of BAC at Nkoranza, has said.

SOCIAL:
Aggudey granted bail
Friday, September 27 2013

George Aggudey, a former Presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), who was to serve time in prison for defaulting on the payment of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions of his workers, was on Thursday granted bail.

SECURITY:
Ghana is well prepared for any terrorist attack - Gov’t
Friday, September 27 2013

The Government of Ghana says its decision to maintain or withdraw Ghanaian troops from Mali will not be hinged on any possible consequential terrorist attack on the nation.
 

EDUCATION:
WAEC withholds more results
Friday, September 27 2013

Seventeen more schools have had their entire results withheld by the West African Examination Council WAEC) on suspicion of cheating in the 2013 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

SOCIAL:
Alcoholic beverages prices stable over six months
Friday, September 27 2013

Consumers of club beer, star beer, Guinness, castle milk stout and Smirnoff ice have been enjoying relatively stable prices since January, according to bar owners at Amasaman in the Greater Accra Region.

ENERGY:
Atuabo gas project 72% complete - Dr. Sipa Yankey
Friday, September 27 2013

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Gas Company, Dr. George Sipa Yankey, says 72 percent works on the Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure Development project ongoing at Atuabo in the Western Region is complete.

N. JUABEN:
New Juaben Assembly to track tax evaders
Friday, September 27 2013

The New Juaben Municipal Assembly has vowed to track all businesses whose operators evade taxes in the Municipality.

SOCIAL:
Govt to unveil ’Better Ghana Agenda’ Green Book 3
Friday, September 27 2013

Government has announced it will soon release the third edition of the ’Better Ghana Agenda’ Green Book of achievements of the Mahama-led administration.

SPORTS:
Super Sports deal is a breakthrough: GFA Prez
Friday, September 27 2013

Ghana Football Association President Kwasi Nyantakyi says the new Ghana Premier League television deal with Super Sports will turnaround the fortunes of clubs.

BOLE:
Assembly confirms president’s nominee
Saturday, September 28 2013

Assembly Members of the Bole District Assembly has confirmed Mr James Jaaga, President’s nominee for the area, as the District Chief Executive for a four-year term.

INTERNATIONAL:
Ghana and Argentina end dispute over ’seized’ ship
Saturday, September 28 2013

Argentina and Ghana, on Friday 27 September 2013 signed a settlement agreement at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, in The Hague, The Netherlands bringing to an end a year –long dispute between the two countries.

STMA:
Abandoning of babies increase in Kwesimintsim
Saturday, September 28 2013

Five new born babies are reported to have been abandoned within a period of three months in Kwesimintsim, a suburb of Takoradi in the Western Region.

ENERGY:
Prepaid meters affecting Central Library
Saturday, September 28 2013

The prepaid metering system at the Accra Central Library is one of the major challenges affecting the operations of the Ghana Library Board, Mr Guy Amartefio, Greater Accra Regional Librarian has said.

SOCIAL:
Newmont To Sack 300 Employees
Saturday, September 28 2013

Newmont Ghana’s ongoing work to rationalize its cost structure and improve business efficiency is expected to affect some of its programmes and the size of its workforce.

SOCIAL:
Home No pay for illegal strikers - Minister
Saturday, September 28 2013

The Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Nii Armah Ashietey, has cautioned workers who stage illegal strikes to stop the practice, else they would have to forfeit their salaries for the period that they do not work.

ENERGY:
Atuabo gas project 72% complete- Dr. Sipa Yankey
Saturday, September 28 2013

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Gas Company, Dr. George Sipa Yankey, says 72 percent works on the Western Corridor Gas Infrastructure Development project ongoing at Atuabo in the Western Region is complete.

AGONA WEST:
Assembly fails to elect PM
Sunday, September 29 2013

Members of Agona West Municipal Assembly failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM) after two rounds of voting in an election held at a special meeting of the Assembly.

EFFUTU:
Ministry of Fisheries and Aqua-Culture supports Effutu fishermen
Sunday, September 29 2013

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aqua-Culture has donated fishing equipment valued at Sixty thousand Ghana Cedis to 24 fishermen whose canoes and nets were destroyed by rainstorm that hit the district three months ago.

RELIGION:
Hajj Committee airlifts 1,900 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia
Sunday, September 29 2013

Alhaji Ibrahim Abdul-Rauf Tanko, Chairman of the National Hajj Committee, said with the commencement of the 2013 Hajj on Tuesday, about 1,900 Pilgrims had, so far, been airlifted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

SOCIAL:
World Bank bans Zoomlion for two years over bribery in Liberia
Sunday, September 29 2013

The World Bank Group has placed a ban on Zoomlion Ghana Limited for two years over alleged bribery in Liberia

EDUCATION:
Promote your potentials, VEEP urges tertiary institutions
Sunday, September 29 2013

The Vice President, Mr Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur on Saturday called on tertiary institutions to promote and market their capabilities to the wider society to generate more income.

SOCIAL:
Plans for late Aliu’s first anniversary begin
Sunday, September 29 2013

A delegation from the family of late Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, comprising staff of his former office and members of the Aliu Mahama Foundation, has met with the leadership of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), to prepare for the first anniversary of his death.

SUNYANI:
Minister calls for intensive education on fire outbreaks
Sunday, September 29 2013

Mr Samuel Justice Adjei, Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, on Thursday appealed to the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) to step up its education on fire prevention nationwide to improve public awareness and understanding on the dangers of fire.

AGRIC:
Committee formed to promote cocoa consumption
Sunday, September 29 2013

The Ghana Cocoa Board has formed a National Cocoa Consumption Committee to help create awareness and boost the local consumption of cocoa.

EDUCATION:
Promote your potentials, VEEP urges tertiary institutions
Monday, September 30 2013

The Vice President, Mr Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur has called on tertiary institutions to promote and market their capabilities to the wider society to generate more income.

    

GA WEST:
Support the sanitation efforts of the Assembly
Monday, September 30 2013

Mr Devine Dornu Sappor, Ga West Municipal Environmental Health Officer, has appealed for community support as the Assembly seeks to halt the indiscriminate defecation, dumping of refuse into drains and excessive noise making by churches.

HEALTH:
NHIS one time premium on hold
Monday, September 30 2013

Stakeholders in the health sector have recommended to the government to suspend its proposal to introduce a one-time premium payment policy for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

SOCIAL:
NCA takes steps to check unsolicited texts
Monday, September 30 2013

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has developed measures to manage the increasing spate of unsolicited text messages and calls consumers are receiving on their mobile devices.

BRIBERY SCANDAL:
Zoomlion begins investigations
Monday, September 30 2013

Management of waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, have begun investigations into the alleged bribery scandal in Liberia resulting in a two-year ban by the World Bank.

TRANSPOTATION:
Asuma Banda threatens court action over proposed national airline
Monday, September 30 2013

The founder and Chairman of Antrak Group, Alhaji Asuma Banda, has told the B&FT that he will consider a court action against the state if government goes ahead to establish a new national airline.

EDUCATION:
SHS computerized placement starts today
Monday, September 30 2013

The Education Ministry is urging parents and guardians to accept without complain, the Senior High School placements given their wards by the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).

BUSINESS:
Minerals Commission fears collapse of mining sector
Monday, September 30 2013

The Minerals Commission has expressed fears of a possible complete shutdown of gold mining in Ghana should the price of the precious metal go down any further.

SOCIAL:
MPs unhappy with PWD exclusion
Monday, September 30 2013

Members of Parliament (MP) have expressed unhappiness with the exclusion of Persons with Disability (PWDs) from the government delegation to the just ended 68th United Nations (UN) session.

TMA:
Vacant MCE position affecting productivity– PM
Monday, September 30 2013

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly has been without a substansive MCE for sometime now; a situation most people including the MP for Tema East Hon. Daniel Titus-Glover has added their voice to.

GA W:
Traders neglect market to sell near Amasaman police station
Monday, September 30 2013

Traders in Amasaman in the Ga West Municipality continuous to sell their wares near the Amasaman Police Station despite completion of a new market for them as measures put in place to move them to the market proved futile.

SOCIAL:
Junior nurses at Korle-bu Hospital embarks on strike
Monday, September 30 2013

Junior nurses at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital today embarked on strike action against management of the Hospital for the release of their delayed salaries.