A number of policemen and officials of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) were yesterday deployed at strategic locations in the national capital to ensure traffic flow in the run-up to the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Two communities are engaged in a tango over the ownership of a site from where gravels are mined for the roadworks in and around the Senchi ferry landing site in the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region.
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has accused the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and (FWSC) of a deliberate attempt to push public sector doctors into another strike action in order to incur the displeasure of the public.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has hinted of an increase in electricity and water tariffs from January 1, 2014 as the Automatic Adjustment Formula (AAF) for review of tariffs kicks in.
The senior and junior staff of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) have expressed concern about their inadequate staff strength, saying, the situation has undermined effective and efficient collection and protection of revenue generation in the country.
The government is to launch a massive sanitation programme to improve the sanitation situation in the country. President John Dramani Mahama, who announced this, said Ghana lagged far behind in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on sanitation, hence the determination of the government to improve the situation.
Society has been called upon to look at issues involving men and women with equal gender lenses. This, when done, would help reduce gender stereotyping in society and promote human development among the sexes.
The Paramount Chief of Mpasaso in the Ahafo-Ano South District in the Ashanti Region, Nana Tabiri Gyansah III, has called on the Ahafo-Ano District Security Council (DISEC) to help curb the cultivation and use of Indian hemp in the area.
A 49-year-old man, Mr Andrews Ossom (from Oborpah), won this year’s Lower Manya Krobo Municipal Best Farmer award. He received a fridge, a 21 inch television, one bundle of roofing sheets, a knapsack sprayer, four cutlasses, a pair of Wellington boots, wax print and a certificate. Sixteen other farmers including a visually impaired were also honoured at the 29th edition of the district’s Farmers Day held at Oborpa.
The District Minister of the Teshie Peniel Presbyterian Church, Rev. Victor Okoe Abbey, has exhorted the various branches of the church not to concentrate on building only their various congregations but also unite to build the Presbyterian Church in the country.