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U/West NDC demands action on suspended regional minister

Sulemana Alhassan

The National Democratic Congress [NDC] in the Upper West Region, wants President Nana Akufo-Addo to immediately take a decision on the status of the suspended Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan. According to the NDC, the region cannot be left without a substantive minister to steer its affairs. President Akudo-Addo suspended Sulemana Alhassan on February 1 , 2018, for ...

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Suspending regional minister commendable, but deputy can’t act – Haruna

The leader of the Minority in Parliament has described the directive by President Nana Akufo-Addo for the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Amidu Ishaq to act in the stead of the suspended Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan as unconstitutional. While commending the decision taken by the President to suspend the Regional Minister, Haruna Iddrisu stated that, it was imperative that the President ...

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Nana Addo suspends U/W Regional Minister

President Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended the Upper West Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan. This is after he is reported to have protected a group of angry youth believed to be members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who besieged the Upper West Regional office of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) on Wednesday evening. The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Amidu Ishaq, will ...

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Children study under trees as contractor abandons school project in U/W

A six-unit classroom block and teachers’ bungalow for Tousa L/A Primary School in Wa East, awarded on contract in 2011, has been abandoned, forcing pupils and teachers to undertake lessons under trees and in crumbled old rooms. The School with enrollment of 220, and located in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region, was expected to have been ...

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Striking NADMO staff angry with Minister for shielding NPP thugs

Striking workers of the National Disaster Management Organization [NADMO], in the Upper West Region, have criticized the Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan, for shielding hooligans who attacked the NADMO Regional Director, instead of allowing the police to arrest them. They say the Minister demonstrated that he did not value their lives as he prevented the arrest of some angry party youth ...

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UNICEF challenges Upper West Region to end open defecation

Madam Emma-Joan Halm, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Officer of the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF), has challenged the Upper West Region to work towards becoming the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) Region in Ghana. “I know you can because you have demonstrated that before,” she said, adding that between 2011 and 2014, Upper West was the only region that ...

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Miss Ghana 2017 urged to promote Upper West Region

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

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

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

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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