Tag Archives: Northern region

Oil-funded projects in Northern Region ‘missing’ – ACEP


Energy Policy Think Tank, the African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), has revealed that some specific projects in the Northern Region which were supposed to have been funded from Ghana’s oil revenue do not actually exist. According to the think-tank’s Senior Programmes Manager, Miss Munira Abubakari, despite being listed as projects which were being financed from the limited proceeds from the oil ...

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Bimbilla: Nakpaa-Naa finally buried after 3-years


The body of the late Nakpaa-Naa Salifu Dawuni, has finally been buried at his private residence in Bimbilla, nearly three years after his demise. The burial was done in accordance with the traditions and customs of Nanung at 7:00pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017. He was buried amidst heavy security at the burial site, the Bimbilla Regent’s palace, and at some ...

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MMDAs won’t pay for Nana Addo’s trip – Regional Minister

Salifu Saeed, Northern Regional Minister

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, has directed all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the region to disregard a circular which requested them to pay Ghc5,000 each to fund President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s three-day official visit beginning October 6. The Minister in an official statement copied to citifmonline. com implied that, his office did not endorse the earlier ...

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N/R: 26 MMDAs to contribute GHc130,000 for Nana Addo’s visit


The Twenty-Six (26) assemblies in the Northern Region are to contribute Ghc130,000, which comes to GHc 5,000 each, towards President Akufo-Addo’s 3-day official visit to the region beginning October 6, 2017. Nana Addo will also be in the Upper East and West Regions during the 7-day trip. A circular sighted by stated that, “in a bid to put together the required ...

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Nana Addo to begin 7-day tour of Northern Ghana on Monday


President Nana Akufo-Addo, will from Monday, October 2, 2017, to Sunday, October 8, 2017, embark on a seven-day tour of the three Northern Regions, as part of his tour of the country. This will follow similar tours of the Ashanti and Western Regions earlier in 2017. The upcoming tour will begin with a two-day visit to the Upper West Region, ...

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Nuri-Islam Arabic and English school celebrates 60th anniversary


The oldest Arabic and English school in the Tamale Metropolis, Nuri-Islam, has celebrated its 60th anniversary with emphasis on the need to depoliticize the nation’s educational reforms. The school’s continuing students in a drama show called for national consensus on the successful implementation of the free SHS policy. The Northern Regional Director of Education, Alhaji Mohammed Haroun Cambodia, lauded the ...

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Bimbilla hospital risks shutdown over lack of doctors


The Bimbilla Government Hospital in the Northern Region risks being shut down following a lack of medical staff to attend to patients. The hospital, which records about 300 out-patient cases everyday, only has two medical doctors. Citi News understands that one of the doctors is not also available hence, the only doctor is being overburdened. Hundreds of patients who visited the ...

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Committee laments challenges in reintegrating alleged witches


A Committee facilitating the reintegration of alleged witches and wizards camped at isolated places in the Northern Region, has revealed that reintegrating them is difficult. The committee was constituted and sponsored by Action Aid Ghana to oversee the reintegration of the alleged witches. But the Committee’s Chairman, Dr. Alhaji AlHussein Zakaria, at a news conference in Tamale revealed that the task ...

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We’re starving – Witches camp inmates cry for help


About 400 inmates of five alleged witches camps dotted across the Northern Region are starving. According to them, they lack basic social amenities such as food, water, clothing and shelter. A situation they bemoaned has made life unbearable for them and their caregivers. The leadership of the Alleged Witches Network brought this to the fore at the climax of a ...

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GEPA Deputy CEO engages N/R youth on exportable products


A Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), Akilu Sayibu, is on a vigorous public sensitization on the one district, one exportable product project in the Northern Region where Shea nut is a major export commodity. He has been interacting with various youth groups, market women and smallholder farmer groups explaining the project’s benefits. He ceased ...

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