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Mills to attend AU Summit in Equatorial Guinea

President John Atta Mills leaves for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea tomorrow, to attend the 17th session of the assembly of AU Heads of State and Government.
 
A statement signed by Head of Communications, Koku Anyidoho, says the summit will discuss challenges associated with empowering the youth and making them forces of development.
 
It will focus on accelerating youth empowerment for sustainable development.
 
President Mills will share his agenda for youth empowerment with his colleague heads of state.
 

Vodafone’s Healthline to cure thousands of Ghanaians

Telecoms giant Vodafone is set to cure and help thousands of Ghanaians with various health challenging problems through it’s novelty health program, Healthline.
 
Healthline is an innovation by Vodafone aimed at contributing its quota to improving the dissemination of healthcare information in Ghana.
 

Stop criticizing the President wrongly -Youth activist

Story by: Samuel
 Ablordeppey

Ghana has no drug barons – Narcotics boss

The Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board, Akrasi Sarpong says there are no drug barons in Ghana.

Rather, the only drug dealers in Ghana are those at the tail end of the network helped by politicians with the complicity of some security officials to make enough money out of the trade and certainly not the barons who head the networks.

National ID distribution starts July 4

The national identification authority is to start mass distribution of national identity cards in July.
 
Residents of Accra will be the first to start receiving their cards.
 
The authority says all cards for the Greater Accra Region have been printed and will be issued at all centres beginning with the Okaikoi sub-metro on July 4.
 

MPs angry with banks over high interest rates

After years of complaints by small-scale businesses and consumers of all ranks over high interest rates charged by banks, Ghana’s Parliament has made a bold move to probe the issue of huge disparities between Bank of Ghana’s base rate and the interest rates of the various commercial banks operating in the country.
 

Be Patient With Govt -JAK

Kufuor Distances Himself From Empty “Enko Yie” Noises From, Akufo-Addo, Akomea, Ursula, & NPP
 
News Desk Report
 
It has never been in doubt that former President John Agyekum Kofi Diawuo Kufuor will do all within his remit to ensure that the Ghanaian voter does not make a monumental mistake by voting for Nana Akufo-Addo to become President of Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana and move the nation forward in the wrong direction.
 

Asante Bediatuo Under Fire

As Akufo-Addo And NPP Communication Team Go After His Blood
 
For Confessing To Fact That Amfo-Kwakye Is A Drug Baron
 
Intelligence Desk Report
 
Credible information made available to The Informer newspaper has it that Nana Asante Bediatuo will, from this week, cease to speak on behalf of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its Flagbearer, Mr. Williams Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, following what the party terms his loose talks on Asempa Fm’s Eko Sii Sen political hot show on Tuesday 21st June, 2012.

Brong Ahafo prepares for NDC Congress

Four thousand people, comprising 3,000 delegates and 1,000 supporters, of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are expected to fill the Coronation Park in Sunyani for the party's two-day National Congress to elect a flagbearer for the 2012 general election.
 
The congress is slated for July 8 and 9.
 

NCCE affirms judicial system corruption with empirical evidence

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has provided empirical evidence to attest to corruption in the

Did Kufuor’s gov’t actually halve hunger? – NDC activist asks

An activist of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Felix Ofosu Kwakye, says he has serious doubts that former President JA Kufuor actually played a role in halving hunger in Ghana as suggested by the awards committee of the World Food Prize.
 

BA NDC Regional Executives deny Nana Konadu's allegation

Sunyani (B/A), June 23, GNA - The Brong-Ahafo (BA) Regional Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have refuted a statement made by Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, former first lady, that the executives kept some delegates indoors during her campaign tour of the Region recently.
 
A statement signed by Mr Opoku Atuahene, NDC Regional chairman, copied to Ghana News Agency, said it is not true that the executives kept the delegates indoors to prevent them from meeting Nana Konadu, aspiring NDC flagbearer.
 

Minister gives ultimatum to contractor working on MATS-Teshie road

Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, on Thursday gave the contractor working on the MATS=96Teshie Township road project up to Friday July 15 to complete work or lose the contract.
 
He pointed out that work on the project had delayed making it difficult for motorists plying the road, adding 93The right thing must be done at the right time."
 

Accra Mayor reviews progress of One-Way-Traffic project

Accra, June 23, GNA - Mr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, on Thursday embarked on inspection tour to assess the challenges facing drivers and pedestrians following the implementation of the One-Way-Traffic project to ease traffic in Accra.
 
He noted that most of the traffic congestion and accidents that occurred in the past were the result of pedestrian walkways being taken over by hawkers compelling pedestrians to compete with vehicles on the streets as well as destroying lawns created to beautify the city.
 

Ghana likely to meet the MDG on poverty reduction and hunger before 2015

Accra, June 23, GNA - The high growth rate in agricultural production in the country has caused a radical decline in poverty and hunger from 52 per cent during the early 1990's to about 20 per cent in 2011.
 
This makes Ghana, one of the few African countries likely to meet, ahead of schedule, the Millennium Development Goal One (MDG 1) target of reducing poverty and hunger by half by 2015.
 

Government keen on tackling drug trafficking - Kunbuor

Accra, June 23, GNA - Dr Benjamin Kumbuor, Minister for the Interior, on Thursday said government was keen on tackling internal and external inefficiencies in the handling of cases of illegal drugs and other crimes.
 
Dr Kumbuor said the external threats related to the various transnational trafficking flows such as drugs, human beings, toxic waste, counterfeit medicines, cocoa and cigarettes that affected the country.
 

'NDC will handover power, even if it loses by ten votes'

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Free Zones Board and a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kwadwo Twum Boafo has assured Ghanaians that the ruling party will handover peacefully to any party if its loses the 2012 general elections by just ten votes.

Traditional rulers in Northern Region go to school

Tamale (N/R), Jun 23 GNA – The Northern Regional House of Chiefs (NRHC), has organized a two-day training and educational forum for divisional chiefs and queenmothers of the region's paramouncies on basic laws governing the chieftaincy institution in the country.

The forum will also expose the traditional rulers to the operations of the country's security and human rights institutions to ensure that they complement one another's efforts to realize their respective mandates.

Mills challenges MMDCEs to help ensure victory in 2012

President John Mills says he is saddened by the over-reliance by local assemblies on the Common Fund to finance development projects.
 
He said unless the Chief Executives adopt innovative methods of revenue mobilization to reverse the trend, development in many areas will continue to be slow.
 
The President was addressing a conference of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives from the northern sector of the country in Kumasi.
 

Three Northern Regions to benefit from $15.23 million for water management

Tamale, June 23,GNA -The three Northern Regions are to benefit from a 15.23 million dollar Sustainable Land and Water Management Project (SLWMP) aimed at reducing land degradation and also enhance biodiversity.

 The Global Environmental Facility is contributing a grant of 8.15 million dollars through the World Bank while the Government of Ghana would contribute 7.8 million dollars for the implementation of the five year project.

Nana Akomea Blows Akuffo-Addo 's Cover

Akuffo-Addo & Lover Ursula Went To Rest In London
 
– Nana Akomea
 
Sir John, John Buadu, Sammy Awuku & Team Z Foot Soldiers Sent Home To Continue Dirty Job
 
News Desk Report
 

Akufo-Addo’s Camp Out With First Drug Confession

Another nail has been hammered into the coffin of NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, with the public revelation that his Special Assistant, Mike Yaw Amfo-Quakyi, once served a jail term for drug trafficking.
 
The public revelation was made by no less a person than Nana Asante Bediatuo, a chief and a lawyer who is an Akufo-Addo insider.
 

Immigration officers receive training on documentation fraud

Accra, June 22, GNA - The Ghana Immigration Service, on Wednesday, presented certificates to 27 participants after undergoing a training course on fraud documentation.
 
Participants were drawn from the Immigration Service, Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service, Birth and Death registry and the marriage registration unit of the Accountant Generals Department.
 
The training was to enable the participants to use their expertise to detect and fight human trafficking and documentation fraud in the country.
 

Ghana, Iran to deepen ties in education and agric.

Accra, June 22, GNA - Ghana and Iran are holding discussions to deep= en bilateral relations in sectors such as education and agriculture. Mr Mohammed Soleyman, Iranian Ambassador to Ghana on Wednesday held a meeting with Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development to discuss the way forward.

 Mr Soleyman is on a month's familiarization tour of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) nationwide. He said Iran was seeking to partner Ghana to improve education and agriculture in both countries.

Mobila's death trial begins afresh

Accra, June 22, GNA - The trial of the two soldiers, who are being he= ld for the death of Alhaji Issa Mobilla, has begun afresh with a call on the jury not to discuss evidence in public, such as at work places, drinking spots or funerals in order not to prejudice the matter.
 
Corporal Yaw Appiah and Private Eric Modzaka are facing two charges of conspiracy to murder and murder of Mobilla, the former Northern Regional Chairman of the Convention People's Party (CPP) on December 9, 2004. They have, however, denied the charges.
 

Mills charges assemblies to empower local people

Kumasi, June 22, GNA - President John Evans Atta Mills has charged Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), to device strategies to empower the local people to develop their economic potentials= .. This, he said, was necessary to help improve their socio-economic lives and embolden them to come out openly to justify the confidence they had placed in the government.

Washington Post on John Mahama

The vice president, who was Ghana’s former minister of communications, said he thought about the posting all night and all he could think was “Well, this young person is absolutely right,” said Mahama in an interview at a Mayflower Hotel suite, where he was staying during the Washington leg of his nine-day U.S. visit.
 
Mahama’s trip came just days before first lady Michelle Obama’s five-day tour this week of sub-Saharan Africa, which will focus on HIV/AIDS projects and helping young adults on the world’s poorest continent.

Ghana GDP Growth Accelerates to 23%

... as Oil Production Starts

FONKAR has no evidence of intimidation

The General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketaih has said members of the Friends of Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings (FONKAR) have not provided any evidence to the party to suggest that members of President J.E.A. Mills campaign team have employed intimidation as a tactic to secure victory for President Mills in the July 8-10 Congress.

Government congratulates former president Kufuor

The Government has congratulated former president John Agyekum Kufuor for jointly receiving the 2011 World Food Price together with his counterpart Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

In a statement signed by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Deputy Minister of Information, government said it was happy for president Kufuor and that his award should make all Ghanaians proud.