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August 18, 2018 2:41 PM Kofi Annan – Former UN Secretary-General is dead

Ghana’s celebrated diplomat, Kofi Annan, who served as the United Nations (UN) Secretary General between January 1997, and December 2006, is reported dead at the age of 80. He is said to have died in the Swiss capital Bern in the early hours of Saturday. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He then went to serve in various 240

July 25, 2018 4:41 PM Ghana’s Lower courts to be merged – Chief Justice

Justice Sophia Akuffo, the Chief Justice, on Tuesday stated that plans were underway to merge all lower courts in one big compound so that access to justice would be in a broader space and made easy. She said prototype drawings were being developed for the lower courts as expandable plans for them and this would also prevent people from travelling long distances 319 1

July 25, 2018 2:58 PM NBSSI calls for establishment of garment factory in Hohoe

The Hohoe Municipal office of the National Board for Small Scale Industries is calling for support towards the establishment of a factory to grow the garment industry in the area. Mrs Makafui Hodanu, Business Advisor with the Board, said land as well as some structures had been secured, and that with the provision of about 150 industrial sewing machines 207

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 737

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 28

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 34

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 30

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 40

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 27

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 30