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Tag Archives: Upper East Region

Two deaths recorded from five meningitis cases in Bongo

The Bongo District Hospital has, from the beginning of the year, recorded two deaths out of five suspected cases of Diploccocal meningitis in the district. The Medical Superintendent at the facility Dr William Gudu, who confirmed this to Citi News, however, allayed fears of a possible outbreak, stressing that adequate measures are being put in place to contain such a situation. ...

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U/West NPP Chairmen threaten chaos over Sissala West arrests

All ten (10) constituency chairmen of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper West Region, have stated their intent to hold a massive demonstration in protest of the decision by the Wa Magistrate Court to remand the seven NPP supporters charged with rioting, after they attacked the DCE for Sissala West and locked up his office. The seven remanded included the Sissala West NPP Constituency ...

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Bolga NTC Tutors unlock Principal’s office; Minister assures probe

Tutors of Bolgatanga Nursing Training College in the Upper East Region who locked the office of the school’s principal, have backed down on their demands temporarily following an assurance from the Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Bukari, that the matter will soon be investigated. The tutors, numbering about 18, took a unilateral decision to lock up the office of the principal, ...

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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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NGO to train 800 traditional healers on mental illness management

Basic Needs-Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization working in the area of mental health has targeted  800 traditional healers and prayer camp managers across the country for training on the best practices in managing mental illness. The training seek to equip the traditional healers and prayer camp managers  with knowledge  mental illness, rights of mental health patients and management of mental illness. ...

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Residents turn teachers quarters to CHPS compound

Residents of Awaradone in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region have turned a teachers quarters in the area into a temporary Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) centre  in a bid to address challenges associated with accessing health care in the area. One out of the three rooms meant for Awaradone Primary and Junior High teachers now serve as ...

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Allow Aviation Ministry to find site for airstrip – Sherigu residents

Residents of Sherigu, a suburb of Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region have cautioned residents of Sumbrungu to remain calm and allow experts of the Aviation Ministry conduct feasibility studies into another proposed site for the Bolgatanga airstrip at Sherigu. According to them, the vilification of the Upper East Regional Rockson Bukari and the Aviation Minister Cecelia Dapaah for allegedly ...

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Land secretariat inaugurated in Talensi to address land disputes

A Customary Land Secretariat has been inaugurated in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region to address land disputes. The eleven member land management committee of the secretariat, shall record all land transactions at the local level as well as resolve land disputes within the Talensi traditional area. At the inauguration of the secretariat in Tongo, Paramount chief of ...

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U/East: NPP serial callers boycott party over appointment snub

The Upper East Regional Communication team and Serial callers’ of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), have suspended all party activities over  the party’s inability  to give any of their members an appointment to serve in President Nana Addo’s government. A statement issued by the group, indicated that, until their demands are met, the party’s communication team would not work for the party. ...

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Over 19,000 sit for BECE in Upper East region

A total of 19,871 candidates from 530 Junior High Schools in the Upper East Region, are taking part in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Out of the number, 9,821 are males, while 10,050 are females writing in 79 examination centers across the region. The Upper East Regional Minister, Rockson Bukari Ayine, accompanied by the regional director of education, ...

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