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Bagre dam spillage: NADMO moves to avert disaster

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has moved to avert an impending flood disaster in the Northern Region following plans of authorities in Burkina Faso to open flood gates of their Bagre dam. In a bid to deal with the problem, the Organizations has relocated its Headquarters from Accra to the Northern Region to undertake an operation codenamed “operation Thunderbolt 2017.” ...

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N/R floods: Cash-strapped NADMO unable to aid victims

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) cannot assuage the plight of thousands of flood victims in the Northern Region due to accumulated indebtedness. Sources within NADMO have revealed that the past administration piled a huge debt compelling local suppliers to renege their contract with the government. This explains NADMO’s inability to support victims of last Tuesday’s floods which affected thousands ...

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N/R: Only 36% of pregnant women deliver at hospitals – Report

Only 36 percent of pregnant women in the Northern Region patronize health facilities for delivery,  Georgina Amidu, Communications for Development Officer at United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. Ms Amidu indicated that the percentage was the lowest in the country and stressed the need for a second look to reverse the situation since it affected maternal and infant ...

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NEDco cuts power to Dohin Naayili community over staff ‘assault’

The Northern Electricity Distribution Company of the Volta River Authority (NEDco-VRA) has disconnected hydro-electricity supply to the entire Dohin Naayili community within the Tamale Metropolitan Area. Some parts of Kukuo connected to two transformers in the Dohin Naayili community where also affected. Assembly Member of the Dohin Naayili Electoral Area, Abdul Wahab Fuseini in a Citi News interview admitted that ...

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Komkomba Students Union decries delay in DCE’s confirmation

The Konkomba Students Union (Gbintiri chapter) in the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district of the Northern Region, has called for immediate confirmation of the District Chief Executive (DCE) nominee, John Kweku Alhassan. According to the union’s President, Emmanuel Gulari, the absence of a DCE there is hampering the district’s development agenda. Emmanuel Gulari at a news conference in Tamale passionately appealed to the ...

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West Mamprusi DCE nominee confirmed

The West Mamprusi District Chief Executive nominee, Abu Mohammed has been confirmed despite earlier protest against his nomination. As a replacement to Saaka Sayuti who was earlier rejected by members of the assembly, he polled 39 out of 42 valid votes cast which represented 93%. The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed inducted Abu Mohammed into office. The Minister underscored the ...

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Allow ‘stranded’ Bunkpurugu BECE candidates to rewrite now – Activist

Pressure is mounting on the West African Examination Council (WAEC), following its refusal to allow some 200 candidates to rewrite two papers they could not write during the just ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at Bunkpurugu in the Northern Region. An advocacy group, Child Rights International, which has written to WAEC to allow the candidates to write the papers ...

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Police hunt for rampaging NPP youth in Walawale

The Police in the Northern Region are hunting for some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Walewale in the Northern Region, who allegedly destroyed some properties of the party. The angry youth invaded the offices of the party to protest against the nomination of Abu Ahmadou as the new District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area. The previous ...

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GDCA, partners to establish soya bean factories in Northern Region

Ahead of government’s implementation of the much touted one-district-one-factory policy, the Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA), in partnership with the Community Livelihood Improvement Programme (CLIP), is to build soya beans processing factories beginning in three selected districts of the Northern Region. The project, when completed, will be in line with the food security and livelihood project code-named, “Communities United in ...

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Turkish NGO supports Muslim communities in Northern Region

The religious wing of Turkish diplomacy, Human Development Association International (HUDAI) operating in Ghana, has supported thousands of Muslims in deprived communities of the Northern Region. As an annual ritual known as “Erzak” organized during Ramadan, the beneficiaries within the Eastern Corridor enclave received food items, beverages, gallons of cooking oil among other valuables. HUDAI’s General Coordinator resident in Ghana, ...

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