Tag Archives: Northern region

We’ll spit more fire over Ghana-US military deal – Minority

Sagnarigu MP, Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseini

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority has vowed to continue to pile pressure on the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) over the controversial defence cooperation agreement between Ghana and the US. “We are wholly committed to holding the feet of the NPP and the Akufo-Addo government to the fire of accountability,” the Minority Spokesperson Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini said. The Sagnarigu ...

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N/Region: Over 2,000 people displaced by rains

Over 2,000 residents of Zabzugu in the Northern Region have been rendered homeless after torrential rains destroyed their houses. The combination of rain and windstorm destroyed about 152 houses. The rains also ripped off the roofing of four basic schools and three churches in the area. Speaking to Citi News, the  District Chief Executive of Zabzugu Ahmed Abukari Iddrisu, said ...

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Nitiwul justifies burning of tipper trucks by Operation Vanguard

Dominic Nitiwul

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, has justified the recent burning of 14 tipper trucks, an excavator and a motorbike by Operation Vanguard in the Kumbugu District of the Northern Region. According to him, the action was undertaken by a backup troop of the Operation Vanguard task-force to bring to an end the  menace of illegal sand winning. A contingent of armed ...

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St. Vincent College of Education sacks over 70 students with poor grades

st vincent college of education yendi understands that over 70 students of the St Vincent College of Education at Yendi in the Northern Region have been asked to go home for using grade D7 in English, Mathematics and Science to gain admission into the college. According to the school, the decision was taken following a directive from the Executive Secretary for the National Council for ...

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NPP N/R elections: 5 constituencies isolated over security concerns

NPP voting

For security reasons, five constituencies in the Northern Region have been isolated from the nationwide constituency elections which started today, Saturday February 24, 2018. These comprised Yunyoo, Bimbila, Daboya/Mankarigu, Nalerigu/Gambaga and Karaga, which have been identified as political hotspots. The first phase of the elections were held in 24 out of the 31 constituencies, and these included the four main ...

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REGSEC cautions Tamale radio stations over abuse of airwaves

Salifu Saeed

The Northern Regional Security Council [REGSEC], has cautioned management of Tamale based radio stations over the abuse of press freedom that is heightening tension in the Tamale Metropolitan Area. The Council is alarmed by some Muslim Clerics’ deliberate use of local radio stations to create tension in the area, hence the caution. Chairman of the REGSEC, Salifu Saeed in a ...

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First Lady inaugurates CHPS compound at Nyanshegu

Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo Addo has inaugurated a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound at Nyanshegu in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region. The ultra-modern health facility was funded by the her initiative, Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation and its partners. In addition, the Foundation organized a free health screening exercise and catered for the needs of persons living ...

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‘Operation Calm Life’ launched in Northern Region to fight crime

Government today [Monday], February 5, 2018, launched what it calls “Operation Calm Life” to combat criminal activities in the Northern Region. About 300 security personnel drawn from all the law enforcement agencies have been put together for the initiative. The move is to augment the patrols of security  personnel in the wake of armed robbery attacks, political vigilantism, as well ...

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Wulensi SHS students struggling with literacy, poor infrastructure

Wulensi Senior High School in the Nanumba South District of the Northern Region, has been saddled with infrastructure challenges hampering effective teaching and learning. The school has also not been able to raise the standard of teaching and learning over a number of years, which has left up to about 80 percent of second and third-year students unable to properly ...

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USAID inaugurates four CHPS compounds in N/R

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has inaugurated four Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds built in the Mion and Yendi districts of the Northern Region. The beneficiary communities are Tinsung and Warivi in the Mion district, and also Kunkong and Nkwanta in the Yendi municipality. Additional 22 CHPS compounds funded by the USAID are at various ...

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