Tag Archives: Tamale

Fire at NEDco sub-station plunges Tamale into darkness

Nearly the whole of Tamale Metropolis is in total darkness following a total power outage on Monday, November 20. The outage, which occurred at 5:45pm, has kept residents of the Metropolis wondering when the problem would be fixed. The Communications Department of the Volta River Authority of the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (VRA/NEDco), in a brief statement copied citifmonline.com, explained ...

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Group advocates split of Tamale South constituency

A group calling itself the Northern Progressive Youth Group has renewed calls for a split of the Tamale South constituency ahead of the 2020 general elections. There were similar calls during the creation of new constituencies before the 2012 polls. There is an ongoing debate that another constituency should be carved out of the Tamale South constituency with the largest ...

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Vitting SHS students ‘sleeping under trees’

The infrastructure deficit is a major challenge associated with the implementation of the Free Senior  High School programme. This situation has compelled some school authorities across the country to convert dining halls and in some cases classroom blocks into dormitories, to accommodate beneficiaries of the programme. Tamale Vitting Senior High School in the Northern Region is one of such schools ...

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Tamale MCE hot; 31 Assembly members agree to vote him out

Some 31 members of the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, have requested a general Assembly meeting in accordance with Order 17 (3) of the Standing Orders of District, Municipal and Metropolitan Assemblies of Ghana, to enable them pass a vote of no confidence against the MCE, Iddrisu Musah, also known as Musah Superior. The aggrieved Assembly Members in a letter to the ...

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‘Yellow-Yellow’, the ‘Uber’ of Tamale pushing taxi drivers out of job

Traditional taxi drivers in two of Ghana’s robust economic capitals, Accra and Tamale, capital of the Northern Region, face an identical challenge, which may soon see them driven into extinction. This challenge is not about the plateauing cost of fuel or the rising costs of spare parts, but the emergence of stiff unanticipated competition, which has seen many of them ...

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NPP youth lock up School Feeding office in Tamale

A pro New Patriotic Party (NPP) youth group at Aboabo, a suburb of Tamale in the Northern Region, calling itself the Burma Camp Youth Wing, has vowed never to unlock the Northern Regional Secretariat of the Ghana School Feeding Programme, (GSFP). The group on Monday October 16, 2017, chased out the Regional Coordinator and staff, and locked up the offices ...

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Yendi Police arrests two suspected armed robbers

The Yendi Police have arrested two suspected armed robbers near Puriya and Sang on the Tamale – Yendi road. The two are Sadique Abdulai and Sadat Mohammed. The Yendi Divisional Police Commander, ACP Jonathan Adams Godoe, who briefed the media at Yendi said about 01:00 hours on Tuesday September 12, they had information that some armed men were operating at Puriya, a ...

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NDC lost for Ghanaians to see NPP’s deception – Mahama

Former President John Mahama has consoled members of his party –the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over their humiliating defeat in the 2016 general elections. According to him, it was good the party lost so Ghanaians could “feel the deceptive nature of the…NPP.” “It is not for nothing that God asked us to step aside, if God hadn’t let us step ...

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NDC unity health walk held in Tamale [Photos]

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has today [Saturday] kick started its agenda 2020 campaign strategy in Tamale with a mammoth health walk christened, “Unity wins.” Thousands of NDC loyalists and sympathizers of the party participated in the event led by former President John Dramani Mahama. The event was also to indicate that the NDC was more united and poised ...

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Hajj 2017: First batch finally leaves Ghana

The first batch of Ghanaian Pilgrims for the 2017 Hajj pilgrimage have finally left the Tamale Airport for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Four hundred and thirty out of 506 were airlifted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Friday after the first flight scheduled for Thursday August 10 failed. Background Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia under whose supervision ...

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