Archive for Local News

  • January 20, 2022

    Forestry Commission...

    The Forestry Commission has joined the Government’s digitisation drive with the launch of two online applications, the Digitalised Property Mark Registration and Renewal (e-property mark registration) and the Electronic Wood Tracking System. The e-property mark registration is a web-based application which automates the process of property mark registration and renewal,...

  • January 20, 2022

    Effutu MP...

    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for the Effutu Constituency in the Central Region, Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has handed over two major projects worth GHȻ2 million to the Winneba Vocational Institute to enhance teaching and learning in the school. The projects are a well-furnished one-storey block and...

  • January 20, 2022

    Lands Minister...

    The Lands Minister has bemoaned the lack of technological deployment of technology in the country’s external timber market. Samuel Abdulai Jinapor said Ghana has the capacity to do more in international timber trade, but lack of technology is hampering its performance. He was speaking at the launch of the Digitalised Property Mark Registration Process and the Ghana Electronic Wood...

  • January 20, 2022

    CHRAJ to...

    The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) will this year expand its operations to 30 more districts in a move to provide its services for a greater number of the people, especially the vulnerable. The commission has already engaged the government, Parliament and the Ministry of Finance to...

  • January 20, 2022

    Government’s digitalization...

    Vice President of IMANI Africa, Bright Simons has punched holes into the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) much talked about digitalization agenda saying, initiatives rolled out under the drive are poorly thought through. He simply described the government’s digital reforms as non-transformative, problematic and cynical. Citing the Ghana card, SIM re-registration...

  • January 20, 2022

    Gov’t must...

    The Minority in Parliament is demanding the presentation of the policy document on the changes to the educational calendar to Parliament for scrutiny. They have already made their intention known to summon the Minister for Education to the House when Parliament resumes from recess next week to provide the document...

  • January 20, 2022

    Chief Imam...

    The office of the National Chief Imam says it is in talks with the top hierarchy of the country’s security agencies to intensify security in the Nima and Mamobi communities in Accra. The Spokesperson for the Chief Imam, Shiekh Aremeyaw Shaibu in a Citi News interview condemned the sporadic shooting and violent...

  • January 20, 2022

    CLOGSAG begins...

    The Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana (CLOGSAG), will from today, Thursday, January 20, 2022, begin an indefinite strike across the country to demand better conditions of Service. According to the Association, over a year after their proposed salary structure was sent to the Finance Ministry to deal...

  • January 20, 2022

    GH¢20,000 bounty...

    A GH¢20,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the leaders of the two rival gangs police say were behind the violence at Nima on Tuesday. The gang leaders have been identified as Ali Awudu alias Bombon and Ibrahim Hussein alias Kumodzi. Addressing a press conference...

  • January 20, 2022

    9 arrested;...

    There has been increased police presence in the Nima community and its environs following a shooting incident that occurred between two gangs on Tuesday leaving two persons injured. The ring leaders of the two gangs, according to the Ghana Police, are on the run and all efforts are being made...

  • January 20, 2022

    Gov’t officials...

    The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta says government officials will from today, Thursday, January 20, 2022, begin a nationwide public sensitization on the need for the introduction of the controversial e-levy. According to him, officials, including himself, will personally engage citizens on the many policies and programmes the government will...

  • January 20, 2022

    MMDAs charged...

    The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Mr Henry Quartey, has charged metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) to ensure the enforcement of the Operation clean your frontage bye-law, beginning February 1, 2022. He also urged them to intensify sensitisation on the initiative by involving workers, national service persons, market women and...

  • January 20, 2022

    21,567 Vehicles...

    The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) registered 21,567 vehicles in the first week of January this year. This represents an increase of 1,841 (9.33 per cent) over the 2021 figure of 19,726 vehicles within the same period. Statistics from the DVLA made available to the Daily Graphic further indicated

  • January 20, 2022

    4 Perish,...

    Four persons died on the spot in an accident that occurred at Tuobodom in the Techiman North District on the Kintampo-Techiman highway in the Bono East Region at dawn yesterday. The deceased included a mother and her four-year-old son, a nine-month-old baby boy and the bus driver’s mate. The 39...

  • January 19, 2022

    Stray bullet...

    Okada rider was hit by a stray bullet during the clashes in Nima, a suburb of Accra on Tuesday January 18, reports indicate. Police have arrested seven persons in connection with a shooting incident. According to Acting Director-General of the Public Affairs Department of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi...

  • January 19, 2022

    Ghana Post...

    On Tuesday, January 18, Ghana Post joined postal operators across the African continent to mark Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU) Day. In an address, the Acting Managing Director of Ghana Post, Bice Osei Kuffour, indicated Ghana Post’s readiness to explore mutually supportive and rewarding partnerships to achieve more robust growth and...

  • January 19, 2022

    Agree to...

    Security analyst Adam Bonaa has reminded Ghana’s lawmakers about their responsibility to the nation and the need to handle issues in the House with “higher intellect, sound mind and good reasoning capabilities”. For him, Member of Parliament (MPs) must show that they can even go about their duties with or...

  • January 19, 2022

    Ntim Fordjour...

    A deputy Minister of Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, yesterday toured some schools in the Greater Accra Region to observe how pupils were faring in ‘My First Day in School’ at the beginning of the new academic calendar. The day is used to welcome newly enrolled pupils to public basic...

  • January 19, 2022

    US Embassy,...

    The Press Attache of the United States Embassy in Ghana, Mr Kevin J. Brosnahan, has paid a working visit to the News Department of the Graphic Communications Group Ltd (GCGL). Accompanied by the Information Assistant, Mrs Joyce Okyere Asiedu, yesterday’s visit was to familiarise himself with the operations of the...

  • January 19, 2022

    Ato Forson...

    The Presiding Judge on the case involving Ato Forson and two others, Her Ladyship Afia Serwaa Asare-Botwe, has cautioned lawyers on the case not to unduly delay the trial. Justice Asare Botwe has threatened to drag any lawyer who attempts this to the General Legal Council for sanctioning. Some members...

  • January 19, 2022

    NCA, NIA...

    Selorm Branttie, a leading member of the protest group, Concerned Mobile Network Subscribers, has called on the National Communications Authority and the National Identification Authority (NIA), to come out and clarify teething concerns about the ongoing SIM reregistration exercise. According to him, a recent letter from the NIA responding to...

  • January 19, 2022

    Bringing back...

    The Department of Parks and Gardens will start the beautification of the medians, shoulders, and roundabouts of major roads across the country from February this year. The exercise, which will be done in collaboration with the Department of Urban Roads, will entail the planting of shrubs and flowers in the...

  • January 18, 2022

    Juabenhene presides...

    The Omanhene of the Juaben Traditional Area in the Ashanti Region, Nana Otuo Siriboe II, has assumed full responsibility of presiding over the burial and final funeral rites of the Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional Area in the Eastern Region, Daasebre Professor Emeritus Oti Boateng. The late Omanhene of...

  • January 18, 2022

    48 Ablekuma...

    The Ablekuma North Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region has arrested 48 residents, landlords and shop owners for not cleaning their surroundings. Looking morose and sounding very apologetic, they were issued with arrest warrants and are expected to be arraigned before a law court within the week. Their offences...

  • January 18, 2022

    Effia Nkwanta...

    Medical Superintendent of the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital Dr. Joseph Kofi Tambil has disclosed that demolition works on some parts of the hospital will – tentatively – be in June this year to pave way for the construction of a new hospital. He explained that management of the hospital together with officials...

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