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April 2, 2018 10:44 AM Cede control of Kalakpa Game Reserve to chiefs – Group demands

Abutia Development Union, (ADU), an association of committed citizens of Abutia Traditional Area in the Volta Region, is asking the government to hand over management of the Kalakpa Game Reserve to the Traditional Authority over what they describe as the failure of the Forestry Commission to make good use of the reserve. Speaking at this year’s Asafotu 557

March 28, 2018 12:26 PM N/R: MMDCEs sign performance contracts

Government has compelled all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and their Coordinating Directors in the Northern Region to sign performance contracts. This directive is to propel them to fast-track the implementation of government’s pro-poor programmes such as the one-district, one factory, one-village, one dam and one-constituency 18

March 27, 2018 1:42 PM Yendi SHS teacher dies ‘mysteriously’

A French and English tutor at the Yendi Senior High School in the Northern Region, has been found dead in a bush on the Yendi – Saboba road in the Yendi Municipality. Narrating the incident to Citi News, the Municipal Divisional Crime Officer for Yendi, DSP Addae, Happy Michael, said the authorities of the school reported to them about a staff member 22

March 21, 2018 6:58 AM AMA to operationalize five sanitation courts

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), is set to operationalize five sanitation courts within the city to deal with sanitation offenders in a bid to enhance waste management, and ensure a clean Accra. The AMA boss, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, noted that Accra currently has two sanitation courts. According to Mr. Adjei Sowah, the Assembly among other things 20

March 20, 2018 5:59 AM Nana Addo justifies creation of new districts

President Nana Akufo-Addo has hit back at critics who say the creation of new districts and municipalities is unnecessary. The President said the creation of new districts will bring development to the doorstep of many and deepen Ghana’s democratic processes. But speaking before some Chiefs from the Upper West Region at a meeting on Monday, President 28

March 16, 2018 4:10 PM Nitiwul slams Abuakwa North residents over injunction against new district

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, is livid over a court injunction stopping the inauguration of the newly created Abuakuwa North Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region. He accused residents of the area where the President hails from, of frustrating his efforts to develop the country. “…You have struggled since 1957, and if the almighty God and the people 18

March 16, 2018 7:11 AM Poor sanitation to worsen effects of climate change – USAID

The Chief of party to the Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning Project, a USAID funded project, Ananth Chikkatur, has said that Ghana risks being heavily hit by the effects of climate change if the country does not integrate climate change information in its planning processes at all levels of development. Ghana is impacted by various risks and uncertainties 21

March 15, 2018 5:01 PM Two Ejura Islamic SHS students killed in car accident

Two students of the Ejura Islamic Senior School in the Ejura/ Sekyedumase Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been confirmed dead after a vehicle run over them. The two were part of a group of four female students returning from school to their homes when a Nissan Navara pickup from Atebubu heading to Sunyani, lost control and run over them around 26

March 15, 2018 6:00 AM Banku deaths: Lab results reveal toxic substance in corn dough

The Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has stated that the six persons who died at Akakpokope, a village in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region after eating Banku and Okro soup, may have died from a “toxic substance” in the corn dough. The deceased persons suffered severe stomach ache after eating the akple and banku, and were admitted at the Hospital 22

March 14, 2018 6:51 AM Ghana to partner Nigeria to fight crime

The government of Ghana has indicated that it will join forces with its neighbor Nigeria to deal with the evolving security threat within the West African Sub-region. There have been recent reports of terrorist attacks and other security concerns in countries such as Mali, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire. Ghana’s Minister of State in Charge of National Security 30