Showing posts from July, 2011

Konadu Campaign Team Cries Foul, Wednesday June 22, 2011, Pg 13

Top: Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings in a celebration mood, Down left: National Democratic Congress, General Secretary: Johnson 'General Mosquitoe'  Asiedu-Nketia and Down roght: Nana Konadu at a 31st December Women's Movement function

The Nana Konadu for 2012 Campaign Team has accused the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of sidelining the team as the party constitutes its Electoral Committee for the July 8-10, 2011 congress to elect its flag bearer.

“We have written to the General Secretary asking for us to be included on the electoral committees of the party which are responsible for ensuring a fair, unbiased and democratic election at the congress. This was treated with contempt, as we received a letter informing us that our request cannot be granted,” it said.

Addressing a news conference in Accra, to give an overview of the team’s campaign tour of seven out of the 10 regions, the Co-ordinator of the Nana Konadu for 2012 Campaign T…

Develop Ways To Pre-Finance Assemblies - President Directs DACF, Wednesday, April 27, 2011, pg 13

President J.E.A. Mills has directed the office of the District Assemblies Common Fund to develop modalities with financial institutions to pre-finance the budget of district assemblies before their funds are released.

This, in the view of the President, is necessary  in order not to stall development projects in the various assemblies, as well as ensure that such projects are monitored, evaluated and completed on schedule.

The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, made this known when he received the executive of the National Association of Local Government Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) when they made a courtesy call on him at the ministry.

The delegation, led by the President of NALAG, Mr Theophilus Adu-Mensah, were at the ministry to congratulate the minister on his appointment as well as pledge their support for an efficient local government system in Ghana.

NALAG is the umbrella organisation of all Local Governm…

Expired Goods Dealers In Court, April 28, 2011, pg 3

Two members of a syndicate suspected of altering the expiry dates on food items before supplying them to hawkers on the streets of Accra have been arraigned before an Accra circuit court.

Diana Abbey, 37, and Kwame Owusu, aka Gozzy, 35, each pleaded not guilty and were released on a GH¢40,000 bail with two sureties each. 

Earlier, the Food and Drugs Board (FDB), in a post-market surveillance operation with the Monitoring Unit of the Ghana Police Service, had arrested the accused persons when they were labelling food products.

The syndicate, which operates in a warehouse at Tudu in Accra, deals in food products, including baby foods, tomato ketch-up, beverages, biscuits, cornflakes and yoghurt. Majority of the products found in their warehouse which expired in July last year had their expiry dates extended to July 2011.

Among the products were Heinz and Ideal tomato ketch-up, Countre Dairy (Full cream milk), Elle and Vire Dairy baby food, Don Simon, best in orange/mango fr…