‘Dagbon Peace and Progress Now’ project launched


Government has officially launched a project codenamed, “Dagbon Peace and Progress Now” intended to unite Dagombas towards building a prospective and industrious Dagbon Kingdom. The project forms part of government’s agenda to permanently resolve the Dagbon chieftaincy dispute between the Abudu and Andani Royals. The Dagbon Peace and Progress Now project is the brain child of the Northern Regional Coordinating ...

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C/R: Gender Ministry wages war on early marriage


The Director of Gender at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Dr Comfort Asare, has reaffirmed the Ministry’s strategies targeted at minimising teenage pregnancy and early marriage in the Central Region. The strategies include liaising with stakeholders in the fight against teenage pregnancy and child marriage, as tools for achieving Ghana’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030. Speaking ...

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Agona Nkum and Odoben residents face water crisis


Residents of Agona Nkum and Agona Odoben have not enjoyed pipe-borne water for the past two years following the destruction of the main pipeline from Agona Kwanyako Head Works to the two towns. The pipelines were destroyed during the construction of the road linking Agona Mensakrom and Agona Odoben, which passes through Nkum, under the Ghana Cocoa Board road contracts. ...

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Aayalolo Bus Service trains 60 women drivers


Scania Ghana in collaboration with Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE) are set to train sixty female bus drivers as a means of employment creation. According to the Chief Executive Officer of GAPTE, Sampson Gyamenah, women must embrace new opportunities hence the project to train female drivers. Addressing the bus driver trainees, Mr.  Gyamenah urged the women to be serious ...

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Kintampo Waterfalls to be opened to public in October


The Kintampo Waterfalls is expected to be opened to the public in October 2017. It was closed following a disaster which resulted in the death of 19 patrons on March 20, 2017. Currently, the facility is undergoing its first phase of rehabilitation, which is expected to be completed by the end of September 2017. This came to light during a ...

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Gov’t will decentralize waste management – Amewu


Government has announced that it will soon decentralize waste management processes in Ghana. Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu who made the announcement said the move will effectively remedy the improper handling of all forms of waste. The move is to among other things help break the seeming monopoly of Zoomlion Company. This according to the Minister says ...

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Minister rallies chiefs to lead fight against illegal mining

Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Kofi Dzamesi

Chiefs have been urged to take centre stage in the fight to stop illegal mining and safeguard the country’s environment. Mr. Kofi Dzamesi, the Minister for Chieftaincy Affairs, said they owed it a duty to themselves and posterity to protect the forest and water bodies. He made the call when he addressed the general meeting of the Eastern Regional House ...

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Chamber of Mines intensifies promotion of Ghana’s mining sector


The Chamber of Mines will soon meet Government’s Economic Management team to discuss how to leverage the country’s mining sector for a broad-based economic development. The Chamber said it has intensified its engagement with key stakeholders to get the nation to channel its mineral resources towards sustainable development. The Chamber of Mines is advocating for Ghana to adopt policies that ...

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Food Sovereignty chides Seed Trade Association over GMO comment


An Advocacy group, Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) has expressed outrage over recent comments made by the National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG) regarding the introduction of the controversial Genetically Modified Food also known GMO in the country. The group threw its weight behind plans by government to commercialize such products in Ghana. In a recent media interview, the president ...

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Judge slams DVLA for failing to issue her driver’s licence after 4 years


A High Court Judge has taken a swipe at the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) for failing to issue her with a driver’s licence over the past four years. Mrs Justice Naa Adoley Azu recounted how she had gone to and from the offices of the DVLA for her licence and any time she got there she was given ...

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