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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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N/R House of Chiefs happy with dispute resolution efforts

The Northern Regional House of Chiefs has commended the government for the sustained efforts made so far to permanently resolve the age-long Dagbon chieftaincy impasse between Abudus and Andanis. Government in its forward march to solve the problem has constituted an inter-ministerial committee led by the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed to handle the issue. The inter ministerial task force ...

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Gov’t to shut witch camps in Northern Region

Government has served notice of shutting all witch camps scattered across the Northern Region. The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba gave the hint when she paid a courtesy call on Gambarana Yahaya Wuni, caretaker of the most popular alleged witches camp in Gambaga of the East Mamprusi district. “It still remains in the plans of ...

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Otiko campaigns against child marriage in N/R

Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba is on a three-day advocacy tour of the Northern Region against child marriage which is hampering girl child education. She is to address the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, today (Tuesday) to garner enough support from the traditional authorities to minimize the situation. She is also expected to visit the ...

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Northern Regional Lands Commission inaugurated

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu has inaugurated the Northern Regional Lands Commission and charged the thirty-three members to avoid the temptation of being used as a conduit to sell state lands to private developers. “I enjoin you to avoid the temptation of being influenced by peddlers and chasing for lands for yourselves, family, and friends. ...

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