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Obuasi Finally Gets A Fully Equipped CHPS Compound Obuasi Finally Gets A Fully Equipped CHPS Compound

Residents of Ntonsua and its surrounding communities in the Obuasi Municipality will no longer walk more than five kilometres to access basic health care services which defy international healthcare standards. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), nobody should travel more than five kilometres to access basic health services. Now a fully equipped Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound has been completed and handed over to the chiefs and people of Ntonsua in the Binsere electoral area of the Obuasi Municipality.

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President Cuts Sod For Kumasi Roads Facelift Project President Cuts Sod For Kumasi Roads Facelift Project

President Akuffo Addo at the commencement of his 5 tour day in Kumasi cut sod for the start of the Kumasi roads facelift project. The project, funded by the Government of Ghana, Road Fund and the French Development Agency, will ensure that 260 kilometres of roads within the Kumasi metropolis, Ejisu Juaben, Sekyere East, Bekwai and Mampong municipal areas, witness major improvements. Speaking at the ceremony, President Akufo-Addo noted that the present state of roads in Kumasi does not befit its status as Ghana’s second largest city, the reason why Government is committed to improving quickly the condition of the roads in Kumasi, and by extension in the Ashanti Region. Read More

Parliament Approves 93 Million Euros For Kumasi Central Market Parliament Approves 93 Million Euros For Kumasi Central Market

Parliament has approved €93 million loan facilities for the redevelopment and modernisation of the Kumasi Central Market. The facility agreement of €81 million and tied commercial facility of €12.3 million are between the government of Ghana, represented by the Ministry of Finance, and the Deutsche Bank AG, London branch, and its affiliates. The approval of the facilities followed the presentation of the report of the Finance Committee of Parliament, which recommended to the House to approve the facilities. Read More

Millennium Promise Alliance Excites Over New Initiation Millennium Promise Alliance Excites Over New Initiation

Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA) has expressed excitement over the Connect To Learn (CTL) initiative. They believe it is one of the most timely and efficient solutions to Ghana’s education and employment shortfalls. CTL is partnership of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Millennium Promise, Ericsson and the government of Ghana as well as the governments of other countries implementing this initiative. Read More

The Royal Bank Foundation Assists 7 Rural Communities With Boreholes The Royal Bank Foundation Assists 7 Rural Communities With Boreholes

Potable water supply in the Huntado community in the Amansie Central district of the Ashanti region is expected to improve henceforth, with the commissioning of a borehole by The Royal Bank Foundation. Six other communities in the region, namely Asante Akyem Wioso, Ahwiren, Senfi, Afransie, Mpatasie, and the Nsutaman Senior High School have likewise benefitted from the Foundation’s “Water for Life” Project. The borehole project, solely financed by The Royal Bank, forms part of its corporate social responsibility. Read More

KNUST Commissions A Fully Renovated And Retooled Lab For College Of Engineering KNUST Commissions A Fully Renovated And Retooled Lab For College Of Engineering

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has commissioned a fully refurbished and retooled laboratory for the university’s College of Engineering. The College of Engineering currently runs 15 undergraduate and over 50 post graduate courses in various disciplines of engineering. The college which currently has a student population of some five thousand five hundred has trained 95% of all locally trained engineers working in several institutions in Ghana. Read More

KMA Revive ‘Keep Kumasi City Clean’ Project KMA Revive ‘Keep Kumasi City Clean’ Project

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has received a boost in their ‘Keep the City Clean and Green’ campaign following the release of 600 personnel from the Forestry Commission to assist the Assembly in the Kumasi Urban Project, a reforestation exercise ensuring tress are planted strategically in the city.  Read More

Otumfour Urge Gov’t To Complete KNUST Teaching Hospital And Infrastructure Otumfour Urge Gov’t To Complete KNUST Teaching Hospital And Infrastructure

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is urging government to complete the KNUST Teaching Hospital Project which began in 2008. The Asantehene who doubles as the Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), made this statement in the presence of the Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh during the 52nd graduation ceremony on Saturday. Read More

Kumasi Soon To Be Linked To Paga By Rails Kumasi Soon To Be Linked To Paga By Rails

Ghana’s goal of connecting the north of the country to the south has been given a big boost with the completion of prefeasibility works on the Kumasi-Paga rail line, by Vision Consortium; the Consortium working on the feasibility studies on that line on behalf of the Railway Development Ministry. According to the Consortium, which is led by an indigenous Ghanaian-owned company, Vision Consult, there are three options available for Ghana to choose from, in terms of constructing a new rail line from Kumasi to Paga. Prof. D.K. Adarkwa, who led the presentation, revealed that the best option, according to their estimation, will be the line from Kumasi through Ejisu-Effiduase-Agona and Offinso to Techiman. However, Ghana would have to spend around seventy-one million dollars ($70.7 million) to pay compensations to people whose properties will be affected. Read More

Afforestation Programs Begin In Ashanti Region To Help Sustain Dying Cocoa Trees Afforestation Programs Begin In Ashanti Region To Help Sustain Dying Cocoa Trees

Bad weather and other climate factors has led to gradual deterioration of plants in Kumasi, Ashanti Region. As a result, Ghanaian based non-governmental organisation, Centre for Climate Change and Food Security (CCCFS) has began its second phase of piloted tree planting program at Timeabu in the Ashanti region to protect dying cocoa trees and ecology from demolition. Read More

New Pipe Restored At Boankra Community New Pipe Restored At Boankra Community

The people of Boankra, a community in the Ejisu Constituency, Ashanti region, can now breathe a sigh of relief as the water crisis they have been experiencing for some time now, would no longer exist. This is as a result of the restoration of their borehole by Mr. John Kumah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP). Read More

KMA Donates Over 1000 Dustbins To Make Clean Up In Kumasi KMA Donates Over 1000 Dustbins To Make Clean Up In Kumasi

The filth erupting Ashanti Region is increasing daily which has pushed KMA into making renewed strong efforts to fight filth in Kumasi. The metropolitan assembly is distributing an initial 1,000 waste bins across the city as it re-launches sanitation campaign dubbed, ‘Keep Kumasi Clean and Green’. Several corporate institutions have committed to the assembly’s cause to rid the city of this filth. It has been observed that Residents of Kumasi generate about 1,500 tonnes of waste daily. Read More

KMA Ready To Regain The Past Glory Of Garden City, Kumasi KMA Ready To Regain The Past Glory Of Garden City, Kumasi

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has launched a campaign labeled “Keep Kumasi Clean and Green”. The campaign which has been initiated by the chief executive of the KMA Osei Asibey Antwi is aimed at regaining the past glory of Kumasi as the Garden City of West Africa. The Assembly expects to see the planting of trees along roads, open spaces and within communities in Ashanti Region. This project will also see the erecting of litter bins across Kumasi to ensure that there is enough grounds to enforce the assembly’s by-laws against littering. Read More

Kumasi Airport Expansion Begins Kumasi Airport Expansion Begins

Kumasi Airport has over the years faced challenges which had called for renovation and expansion in Ashanti Region many times. But  new development plan has began by the Government, with sixty-six million three hundred and fifty thousand Euro project to be used to expand the runway, as well as the installation of aeronautic lights to ensure adequate visibility on the tarmac. Read More

Kejetia Project Set To Be Completed By August Kejetia Project Set To Be Completed By August

Residents of Kumasi will soon heave  a sigh of relief as the phase 1 of the Kumasi Central Market redevelopment project which is about 95 percent complete is scheduled to be completed by the end of August this year. The Project Director of Contractor Engeharia LTDa ,  the Brazilian construction firm executing the project, Mr. Jorge Javares de Almera disclosed this Read More

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