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President Mills donates to Kissi Primary School

Kissi (C/R), June 19, GNA - Kissi in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem Municipality, came to a standstill at the weekend when jubilant residents gave President John Evans Atta Mills and his two brothers- Cadmen and Samuel, a tumultuous welcome to the town.
 

Doctors, Police "fight off" Jehovah's Witnesses over blood transfusion

The life of a critically ill nine-year old girl (name withheld) whose parents belong to the Jehovah Witnesses faith was saved last Tuesday when the James Town police offered protection to the medical staff of the Princess Marie Louise Children's Hospital to provide blood to the dying patient.
 

Rawlings in Venezuela for Afro-Descent Forum

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, left Accra on Saturday for Caracas, Venezuela at the invitation of the National Assembly of Venezuela to participate in the fourth Forum of African Descendants in the Americas.

Dubbed the Afrodescent Forum, the conference is being organised as part of activities marking the declaration of 2011 as African Descendant International Year as well as the 50th Independence anniversary of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Muslim Scholar publishes book on Muslim Youth

Sheikh Ishaq Nuamah, Islamic Scholar and Author at the weekend expressed the need for a conceptual approach to reorient the Muslim youth to facilitate national development.

This, he said would help deepen the faith of Allah in the youth, inject the spirit of reconciliation into them, help them recognise and nurture their talents, teach them to cultivate tolerance and reorientate themselves on the realities of the time.

Yendi Municipal Security Committee seeks partnership in handling conflicts

The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Issah Zakaria has commended members of the Municipal Security Committee (MUSEC) for the commitment in handling security issues.

He said Yendi in particular and Dagbon as a whole needed to develop economically and financially for the betterment of posterity.

Mr Zakaria gave the commendation when MUSEC met with personnel of the West Africa Network for Peace building – Ghana (WANEP – Ghana) on Ghana’s Early Warning System.

Ministers to respond to parliamentary summons with speed

Henceforth, Ministers of State slated to answer questions put to them by Members of Parliament (MPs) are expected to respond appropriately and appear before the House on appointed dates to answer the questions.

The Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament and Vice Chairman of the Business Committee of the House, Rashid Pelpuo (NDC-Wa Central) told Parliament that the committee arrived at the decision following persistent complaints from MPs that some of their questions were not being answered and had to be rescheduled because the ministers were not readily available.

NDC congress preparations on course - Quashigah

For the first time in the history of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), its July 7 to 9 presidential primary will be held in the open air at the Sunyani Coronation Park because it wants to ensure transparency, peace and total security.

It is also to ensure that the over 3,000 delegates from within and the diaspora, about 500 local and foreign observers, invited guests and numerous journalists have enough space to operate in.

Richard Quashigah, national propaganda secretary of the party, disclosed this to The Ghanaians Times on phone.

More Ghanaians successful at UK Visas - Envoy

More Ghanaians are now more successful in their applications for UK visas than some two years ago, says new British High Commissioner to Ghana, His Excellency Peter Jones.

The current average visa approval rate is about 68 percent relative to the 2008 rate of 51 percent, with nearly seven out of ten applicants being approved at present.

And the improvement in the visa application success rate, according to Peter Jones, is largely attributable to the fact that more and more people are complying with requirements of the visa regime and with proper documentation.

Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah Bonsu is not a member of NDC UK & Ireland Chapter

NDC UK & Ireland Chapter – Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah Bonsu is not a member of NDC UK & Ireland Chapter

Ghanaians certainly cannot be worse of under Mills – NDC

Contrary to claims by the opposition New Patriotic Party that the poverty situation has worsened under the Mills administration, conditions have significantly improved, a leading member of the NDC has said.

Mr Felix Ofosu Kwakye said Ghanaians certainly cannot be suffering.

Akuffo-Addo uses "bikini statistics" - Okudzeto-Ablakwa

Deputy Minister of Information, Mr. Samuel Okudzato Ablakwa, has rubbished claims by flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, that the Mills-led NDC government has turned Ghana into a poverty-owning democracy saying the NPP flagbearer’s reference to a recent Gallup poll were like “bikinis” since “what they reveal is suggestive, but what it conceals is vital”.

NYEP deputy coordinator rubbishes Minister’s argument

A Deputy Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) is challenging the Minister for Roads and Highways, Joe Gidisu to come again on his refusal to release funds for his project.

The Youth in Road Maintenance and Repair Module of the NYEP is facing possible collapse because the Roads Ministry is reluctant to release funds for implementation of the new module.

Kumasi Wesley Girls closed down

Education Authorities in the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi have temporarily closed down the Wesley Girls High School following disturbances by the students.
 
The students demonstrated on the night of Thursday June 16 over allegations that their male teachers were making sexual advances at them.
 
Hawa Iddrisu, a Correspondent of our partner station K-FM who visited the school, confirmed the closure to Citi News.
 

We don’t care who is Ga Mantse – Ablakwa

The Mills administration does not care who is or becomes the Ga Mantse, says a Deputy Information Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

For him, a call by the General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party on the government to ensure that the status quo with respect to the Ga Mantse dispute is maintained, is misplaced and unfortunate.

Deputy Minister expresses worry about stealing of Government monies

Koforidua, June 17, GNA - Mr Ebenezer Terlabi, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, has expressed worry about how some people condone and connive to rape the country of millions of Ghana Cedis.

He said those monies being siphoned into individual pockets could had been used to create jobs in the country.

Mr Terlabi was launching the Regional Bio-metric registration for Government of Ghana Pensioners in Koforidua on Friday.

Ghana Wins 15 Awards At UN Conference

Ghana won 15 awards at this year’s model United Nations (UN) Conferences held at the UN headquarters in New York and US State Department in Washington DC.
    
Both conferences were attended by about 1,800 children from 30 UN member states.
    

Govt to stop Ga state from Tax Collection

Greater Accra Regional minister Hon
Nii Armah Ashietey has issue a strong warning to the newly sworn Ga king from
imposing any levy to the general public without the involvement of the
metropolitan municipal and district Assemblies MMDAs.
 According to a press release to the media , the regional minister who chairs
the regional security council in the greater Accra region made the statement
that , the power and legal authority to impose and levy, dues and tolls on the

Ghana is on the verge of eradicating guinea worm

Ghana to lead Africa in oil production

Ghana is to become the leading oil producer in Africa by the next five years given the country’s oil reserve position, according to the Vice-President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama.

He said since the discovery of oil in commercial quantities at the Jubilee Field in 2007, several new discoveries had been made and indicated that there were more reserves to be discovered.

Kwesi Nyantakyi acclaimed for 2nd term

Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi was re-elected for a second term of office until 2015 by the GFA Congress, on Friday June 17, 2011 in Prampram.
 
By being the only qualified candidate for the election of President and in accordance with Article 28.7 of the GFA Statutes, Congress have duly returned unopposed, the incumbent president, who will remain at the head of Ghana football’s governing body for the next four years.
 

We’ve cleaned up the mess created by the fat, greedy, selfish elephant – Fifi Kwetey

The Mills-administration has cleaned up the monumental mess created by the greedy, fat, selfish elephant (New Patriotic party – NPP), a Deputy Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Mr Fifi Kwetey has said.

Ghana’s economy, according to him, has been pulled from the precipice by the government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

New project to boost rice production in Northern Region

The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive has reminded the people of Northern Region that food security through increased rice production would immensely reduce hunger and poverty which had fuelled some of the violent conflicts in the area.

Mr Issah Zakaria said this during a community sensitisation programme on the Rice Sector Support Project (RSSP) at Pion in the Yendi Municipality.

President Mills: My Critics Can’t See Well

President John Evans Atta Mills has fired dismissive thought on the part of his opponents, when he said that those who have put him under scrutiny with claims that he has not performed since assuming power may not be looking well.
 
The humble old Professor, who thinks otherwise as regards what his critics’ think of him, believes that it is strange for anybody to accuse him and his administration of not having done anything in his second year of power.
 

Decision to dismiss 'perching' students unacceptable - NUGS

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has described the warning by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana; to dismiss any student caught perching as unacceptable.
 
Professor Ernest Aryeetey in a radio interview on Thursday June 16, said the new sanction is applicable to all students.
 

Hot Race For Graphic MD

The race for the vacant position of Managing Director (MD) of the Graphic Communications Group, publishers of Daily Graphic and its affiliate newspapers, has become excitingly interesting, with various individuals, some of whom have strong political connections, jockeying for the position.
 
The position became vacant following the exit of Mohammed Awal, who was compelled by prevailing circumstances to resign to pursue other interests.
 

BNI Audit head testifies against Asamoah Boateng

Head of Audit at the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Mr. Godfred Agyepong told the an Accra Fast Track Court (FTC), hearing a case of alleged impropriety leveled against the former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mr. Stephen Asamoah-Boateng and eight others in the renovation works at the Information Ministry that the then Deputy Minister requested for the release of funds for the project

Gov disassociates itself from Ga chieftaincy crisis

The Mills-led government on Wednesday, 15/06/11 disassociated itself from the ongoing chieftaincy crisis in the Ga State. According to the Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC), the government had not hand in the installation of a new Ga Mantse.

Regional Minister inspects work on Berekum-Seikwa road

Seikwa (B/A), June 16, GNA - Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye-Marfo, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, on Wednesday inspected work on the 33.4 kilometre Berekum-Seikwa road, under construction by the Government. President John Evans Atta Mills in April this year cut sod for commencement of general rehabilitation work on the road.

Heroes fund to encourage and motivate party faithfuls - NDC National Organizer

Heroes fund to encourage and motivate party faithfuls - NDC National Organizer but opposition parties disagree, says it is recipe to violence
The National Organizer for the ruling NDC Mr. Yaw Boateng Gyan has stressed that the institution of the 'Heroes' Fund' was not to motivate violence but to demonstrate that the NDC was concerned about the living conditions of people who genuinely incur hardships due to their service to the party.
 

Upper West Regional Minister speaks against abuse of children's rights

Nadoli (UW), June 17, GNA - Alhaji Issahaque Salia ,Upper West Regional Minister, has observed that living of children on the streets was a manifestation of parental neglect.

He said the “streetism” should be the concern of the society because there were indications that something had gone wrong with the traditional socialisation process.

He therefore called on Ghanaians to re examine the family system and ties and be alive to their responsibilities to address the challenges facing children.