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Miss Ghana 2017 urged to promote Upper West Region

CEO of the Royal Cosy Hotel, Eric Johnson with Miss Ghana 2017, Margaret Mwintuur Dery.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Royal Cosy Hotel at Jirapa in the Upper West Region, Eric Johnson, has urged the newly crowned Miss Ghana, Margaret Mwintuur Dery, to use her position to project the region and showcase it to the world as a worthy destination for tourists. According to him, Miss Dery’s crown was a major step to ...

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U/West: 2 NPP supporters feared dead after drowning

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Two supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper West Region are feared dead after a canoe they were in capsized on the black Volta river. The two, Abdul Aziz, and another one yet to be identified, were among some party supporters who went to Jambusi in the Wa West district on Monday to witness the commissioning of ...

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Nana Addo to begin 7-day tour of Northern Ghana on Monday

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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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Greed, corruption caused NDC’s “disgraceful” defeat – Rawlings

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The founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings, has said Ghanaians booted the NDC out of office because of sickening greed, selfishness and corruption. According to Mr. Rawlings, such practices were contrary to the values upheld by the NDC, describing them as a “betrayal of the values of June 4,” which are probity, transparency and accountability. “Nobody is ...

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Rawlings to address grand June 4 durbar in Wa today

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Former President Jerry John Rawlings will climax this year’s June 4 anniversary with a grand durbar in the Upper West Regional capital of Wa on Sunday June 4, 2017. A statement issued by the June 4th Anniversary Planning committee said the leader of the June 4 uprising and Chairman of the AFRC, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings will be the ...

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USAID’s Ghana mission head visits agric & natural resources mgt. site

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The Ghana Mission Director of USAID, Andrew Karas, is impressed with rural women in Northern Ghana for their adoption of the Feed the Future Ghana Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Project (AgNRM), which seeks to improve their livelihood. Andrew Karas expressed his delight when he visited some of the USAID funded project sites at the Dorimon community in the Wa ...

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Wa East most improved District in Ghana – Report

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Wa East District in the Upper West Region is the most improved district in Ghana in terms of service delivery. This was attributed to the recent District League Table (DLT) launched by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) Ghana and UNICEF. The District, which placed last among the 11 districts in the Region and 215th position out of the 2016 ...

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NPP supporters clash in Wa West district

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Violent political clashes have erupted at Ga, a community in the Wa West district of the Upper West region among supporters  of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP). The clashes started on Saturday over a press conference that was to be addressed by the suspended constituency chairman of the area, Alhaji  Seidu Abdullai popularly known as Alhaji Major. The ...

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Mob action on the rise in Upper West Region

The two suspected motorbike thieves beaten to pulp at Noro. [Photo credit: Latif Mahama]

The Upper West Regional Police Command has launched a campaign against mob action in the Wa Municipality. This follows a series of mob attacks in the region over the past few weeks resulting in the death of two suspected thieves. On Tuesday, two persons were also attacked by a mob in a community called Noro for allegedly stealing a motorbike. ...

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SADA, Plus-One to start butternut squash export to Brazil

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The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) and Plus-One Investments have found another potential market in Brazil and would soon start exporting butternut squash to the South American country. The product has enjoyed good market in Birmingham City in the United Kingdom, a source of motivation for companies investing in the production of the crop in northern Ghana to explore other ...

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