Key players in the running of affairs at the municipal and district assemblies should endeavour to build their capacities to be able to advise their chief executives on how to judiciously and diligently use resources that are allocated to the assemblies, Victor Donkor, Director of Accounts at the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has said.
While that would help the assemblies to do away with unnecessary spending, he said it would also facilitate efficient resources ... Read More
The headmaster of Bueman Senior High School (SHS) in the Jasikan District of the Volta Region, Mr Gordon Kofi Ansah, has advocated a national conference to arrest the fallen academic standards in the country.
According to him, the consultation should involve policy makers and implementers as well as parents, school heads, retired educationists, students? representatives, political parties and other stakeholders.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), at Jasikan, Mr Ansah ... Read More
The Minister of Environment Science and Technology, Ms Sherry Ayitey, has commended Kosmos Energy Ghana (KEG) for interminable support for deprived communities in its operational areas.
She said this when the Kosmos Energy partnered Safe Water Network, an NGO, to deliver clean and safe water to thousands in communities in the twin districts of Jomoro and Ellembelle in the Western Region.
The Minister said it was gratifying to see Kosmos Energy maintaining interest in improving the better ... Read More
Ghanaians are beginning to ask questions about the person responsible for controversial musician Mzbel?s pregnancy after it became clear that she was indeed pregnant.
When news broke that the musician was pregnant, she denied it vehemently but from all indications, the singer is very pregnant, although the question of who impregnated her is still unanswered.
Several news reports said a certain Maxwell Mensah was responsible for Mzbel?s pregnancy and that Maxwell was believed to be her ... Read More
The Executive Secretary of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Mr. Noble Appiah has chastised drivers and transport owners for the current road accidents in the country. Â
He said many of the road accidents which result in deaths and injuries could have been avoided if the drivers obeyed simple road traffic regulations.
Mr. Appiah lamented that unnecessary and wrongful overtaking, over-speeding and drunk driving were some causes of the recent accidents.
He has, therefore, ... Read More
The Juaso Circuit Court, presided over by Justice S.K. Sarpong Appiah, has ordered a 23-year-old palm wine tapper standing trial for rape to be held in prison custody.
Akwasi Gyamfi is accused of raping a 34-year- old married woman at Achiase near Bomfa in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality.
He pleaded guilty to the offence and would re-appear on Wednesday, November 28.
Police Chief Inspector Joseph Obeng told the court that the accused is a friend to the victim?s husband and that they both ... Read More
The mortal remains of the late Alhaji Aliu Mamaha, former Vice President under the NPP administration were yesterday interred at his private residence at Fuo, Tamale in the Northern Region.
The burial was preceded by special prayers held at the Tamale Jubilee Park where Alhaji Abdul Salam, Chief Imam of the Tamale Central Mosque led the muslim faithful in a ?Salatu Jenaza,? which is the final prayers for the dead in Islam.
Other Imams who offered special prayers for the late Vice ... Read More
The Electoral Commissioner responsible for the Brong-Ahafo Region, Mr Ebenezer Aggrey-Fynn, has advised political parties to be meticulous in their selection of polling agents who are to represent them at polling stations on Election Day as some agents are not genuine but only represent their selfish interest when given the opportunity.
Addressing parliamentary candidates in the region at a dialogue organised by the Electoral Commission (EC) in Sunyani on Friday, he said polling agents act as ... Read More
Businesses have identified poor and irregular power supply as the major challenge confronting them, the Third Quarter Association of Ghana Industries Barometer Survey has revealed.
Respondents in the survey said the combined effect of frequent power outages and regular power surges from July-September, 2012, has resulted in an increase in the unit cost of production.
Energy is recognized as one of the key factors required for social, economic and more importantly industrial development. ... Read More
Alhaji Aliu Mahama, the late former Vice President, made his final journey home to eternity yesterday, as his mortal remains were laid to rest.
Amidst grief and mourning, hundreds of Ghanaians, led by President John Dramani Mahama gathered at the Independence Square in Accra to pay their last respect to the fallen former Vice President, before the body was flown to Tamale in the Northern region for a private interment.
Draped in the national colours, the casket containing the mortal ... Read More
The government has provided $30million towards the infrastructural expansion of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
A further amount of GHÂ¢15 million seed money has been given to the university.
President, John Dramani Mahama in a speech read on his behalf by the Minister of Education, Mr. Lee Ocran announced this at the inauguration of the UENR in Sunyani on Saturday.
The occasion saw the investiture of the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice ... Read More
Mrs Lydia Azumah, one of Ghana?s HIV ?Ambassadors? has appealed to health workers to stop disclosing the HIV status of their clients to others without their concern.
She described the act as unethical and unprofessional and against the laws of Ghana.
Mrs Azumah was speaking at a durbar of school children and workers of the Fanteakwa District Assembly at Begoro on Wednesday as part of the tour of the Eastern Region by a caravan of HIV experts and the ?Heart to Heart Ambassadors?.
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Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called off his campaign tour in the Eastern Region due to the sudden death of the former Vice President under the Kufour Administration, Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
Nana Akufo-Addo was scheduled to tour the newly created constituencies in the region and Nkawkaw on ... Read More
President John Dramani Mahama on Friday expressed shock and sorrow at the death of former Vice President Aliu Mahama.
President Mahama, who at Dormaa Ahenkro as part of his four-day campaign tour of the Brong Ahafo Region, told Journalists that although he was aware of his admission in hospital, little did he know it could lead to his death.
He said the government would accord the former Vice President all state courtesies and that Mr Newman Mantey, the Chief of Staff, was liaising with ... Read More
Former Vice-President Alhaji Aliu Mahama has passed on, Hospital sources at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) said on Friday.
Alhaji Mahama, Vice - President to former President John Agyekum Kuffuor passed on at the KBTH at 0945 this morning at the age of 66.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) Alhaji Mahama who was on admission at the Cardiothoracic Centre had been receiving Intensive Care until his death this ... Read More
As part of efforts to win more votes for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) a group called ?Ashaiman Tema for Mahama? has been launched here.
The President for the Association, Mr. Yakubu Mumuni said with a membership of over 600 from various youth groups in the Party it is targeted at attracting first time and floating voters through various activities.
He disclosed that the group intends to embark on a house to house, market and lorry parks visits and organizing sporting programmes ... Read More
Accra Brewery limited has introduced a new look for one of its flagship brands, Stone Strong Lager, at a ceremony in Accra.
Apart from the new label that gives the brand a fresh and novel appearance, the occasion was also used to re-launch the mini size of the global award-winning beer in a 375ml bottle.
The event, which was attended by key distributors, retailers, media practitioners and other invited guests, was highly interactive and very much alive with sessions of contemporary music ... Read More
The Catholic Bishop of the Wa Diocese, Most. Rev. Dr. Paul Bemile says the Catholic Church will not impose its faith on others.
This is in reaction to the directives given by the President John Dramani Mahama that Muslims in mission schools should not be under any compulsion to observe the rite and religious activities of those mission schools across the country.
Dr Bemile made this known at the commissioning of Kindergarten school block at the cost of Ghc 77,871.80 meant to cater for ... Read More
In a bid to avoid harsh treatment for breaking a rule as a chief, the National House of Chiefs has opted for a code of ethics instead of a code of conduct.
With the code of ethics, an offence does not easily lead to destoolment unlike the code of conduct which details harsh punishment.
The choice was made at a workshop, when the final product of the code was put before the House for validation and approval, here on Thursday, and according to the President of the House, Wulugu Naba ... Read More
Four parliamentary aspirants in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese Constituency on Tuesday appeared before residents of Moree, a fishing community near Cape Coast, to debate on their plans for the area if elected as Members of Parliament (MPs) on December 7.
They are Mr. Job Acquah Markin for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Francis Eduakoh, Progressive People?s Party (PPP), Mr. Samuel Victor Odoom, Convention People?s Party (CPP), and Mr. Anthony Christian Dadzie, incumbent MP for the area, who is ... Read More