Local News

  • August 17, 2019

    New monitoring,...

    The Vector Control Unit of Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the Ministry of Health have rolled out a new monitoring and evaluation system for the National Malaria Control Programme geared towards achieving greater impact for the programme. The new system was introduced at a training organised in Takoradi for stakeholders executing the National...

  • August 17, 2019

    Cronyism, exceptionalism...

    Former boss of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby has bemoaned the growing canker of cronyism in the country noting that it is the underlying factor for the collapse of banks and financial institutions. He believes strongly that the lack of supervision on the part of regulators and failure...

  • August 17, 2019

    Anlo chief...

    The Awoamefia of the Anlo State Togbe Sri I II is set to mediate in the Bimbilla chieftaincy dispute in the Northern region, protracted since 1994. The latest intervention for peace was announced by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo during his tour of the region. The President wants to see a replication of...

  • August 17, 2019

    HFFG calls...

    Hope for Future Generations (HFFG), a Ghanaian not-for-profit non-governmental organization focused on empowering women, children and the youth, is calling for the active involvement of young persons in the planning, development and implementation of HIV interventions in Ghana. Over 30% of all new HIV infections globally are estimated to occur...

  • August 17, 2019

    Melcome donates...

    The Melcom Group of Companies has extended its kind gesture to the Ghana Police Service and their sister counterparts, the Ghana Immigration Service. As part of the benevolence, both agencies received donations worth thousands of Ghana Cedis from the Melcom Group. The first donation saw the Ghana Police Service receive...

  • August 17, 2019

    Work on...

    Physical work is expected to begin on the Keta Port and Harbour project by August 2020. The Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Micheal Luguje announced this during a visit by the Governing Board and leadership of the Authority to the Port site in Keta. Addressing the Chiefs...

  • August 17, 2019

    GAF vehicle...

    A vehicle belonging to Ghana Armed Forces has been involved in a near fatal accident at Teacher Mante New Town along the Eastern Region stretch of the Accra to Kumasi highway. The accident occurred around 3:37 pm Friday, 16 August, 2019. Three Military personnel onboard the vehicle sustained various degrees...

  • August 16, 2019

    Lower Volta...

    The Lower Volta Bridge at Sogakope in the Volta Region is gradually developing into a death trap following the fast deterioration of expansion and contraction joints on the bridge. Motorists, especially motorbike riders (Okada), face grave danger as the rubber insulators covering the metals have eaten away and exposed the...

  • August 16, 2019

    Mahama confers...

    Former President and Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has held discussions with the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Shi Ting Wang. President Mahama noted the strong ideological ties between the NDC and the Communist Party of China. He thanked the Government and People of China for...

  • August 16, 2019

    The gospel...

    I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and...

  • August 16, 2019

    Go for...

    The leadership of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is urging its members not to waste time in picking up the exit form to be taken off the Ghana Education Service’s (GES) compulsory insurance package. The teachers earlier demanded that the Gh¢10 being deducted from their salaries should be...

  • August 16, 2019

    Amidu tempers...

    Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has again reminded that notion that his office possesses unbridled powers to fight corruption is far from reality. Speaking at an Audit Service forum on Thursday, he referenced section 79 of the Special Prosecutor Act which limits the jurisdiction of his office According to him, a...

  • August 16, 2019

    Rate of...

    A retired police officer, Mr Paul Avuyi, has expressed concern about the increasing trend of offering contract appointments to senior officers who are due for retirement in the Ghana Police Service. That, he said, was encouraging a lot more to apply for contract appointment although the law did not ask...

  • August 16, 2019

    Protect airport...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged operators and regulators of the various airports as well as the Lands Commission to work closely to ensure that airport lands are properly managed and protected not only for future airport expansion, but also to safeguard lives and property in the unlikely event...

  • August 16, 2019

    More suspected...

    Two more suspects believed to have played various roles in the murder of the policewoman in the Northern Region capital, Tamale, a fortnight ago are in the grips of the police. The suspects, who have since been remanded in custody by the local District Magistrate Court, presided by His Lordship, Mr...

  • August 16, 2019

    UCC medical...

    The 10th White Coat ceremony of the School of Medical Sciences of the University of Cape Coast has been held at the university. The White Coat Ceremony symbolises the medical profession and forms an integral part of the Medical School’s calendar. The ceremony is reserved for students who have done the...

  • August 16, 2019

    Savannah Region:...

    At least one person is feared dead and four others wounded after communal violence broke out Thursday evening between two rival groups at Lakula near Daboya in the Savannah Region. An eye witness in Mankarigu, a nearby community, confirmed to Joy News that the violence was triggered by a misunderstanding...

  • August 16, 2019

    Gov’t data...

    The Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko-Brobbey has downplayed assertions that the governing New Patriotic Party is cooking its figures on the number of jobs it has created since it assumed office. The Deputy Ranking Member of Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprise Committee of Parliament, Richard...

  • August 16, 2019

    UG School...

    The School of Public Health at the University of Ghana has launched a project to create a healthy food environment for children and adolescents.  Associate Professor of the school of public health, UG Richmond Aryeetey   The project, MEALS4NCDs (Providing Measurement Evaluation, Accountability and Leadership Support) seeks to measure and...

  • August 15, 2019

    Upper East...

    Some chiefs in the Upper East Region have commended the government for rolling out initiatives that were helping to address challenges in their respective traditional areas. They also lauded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for bringing hope to the people by fulfilling a number of his campaign promises. The chiefs...

  • August 15, 2019

    DNA process...

    The Ghana Police Forensic Science Laboratory professionals have assured the families of the four missing Takoradi girls in the ongoing investigation that the police are well equipped with human resource and equipment to conduct DNA tests, using the latest globally accepted method. They have thus given an assurance of a...

  • August 15, 2019

    Takoradi kidnappings:...

    The Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah says she is focused on the resolution of the Takoradi kidnapping case and not calls for her resignation. Speaking at an event organized by the Common Wealth Africa, the under-fire CID Boss remarked that she would not...

  • August 15, 2019

    Army officers...

    The Ghana Armed Forces Regular Career Course 34 and Short Service Commission / Special Duties 33 have made donations estimated at GH¢100,000 to three institutions in Accra to commemorate 25 years since they completed their courses. The beneficiary organisations were the Dzorwulu Special School, the 37 Military Hospital and the...

  • August 15, 2019

    President inspects...

    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, yesterday inspected rehabilitation works on the Tono Irrigation Project in the Kassena Nankana Municipality in the Upper East Region. The project, which is worth $30 million, has an irrigation unit that is expected to be completed in June next year, and a water treatment...

  • August 15, 2019

    We are...

    The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has stressed the commitment of the government to invest more in building the capacity of the youth to enable them to contribute to the development of the country. He opined that with ongoing investments in education and digital infrastructure in the country, the youth would...

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