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[Photos] NSD exercise unites two “rival” chiefs in Tamale

The fourth edition of the National Sanitation Day exercise hosted by the Northern Region succeeded in uniting two “rival” revered chiefs in the Tamale Metro area. Over the years, Gulkpegu Naa Alhassan Abdulai and Naa Dakpema Dawuni Alhassan have had stale relationship. They have been at loggerheads over supremacy to the Tamale Metro Area chiefdom. Supporters of the two have ...

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UDS holds 9th Harmattan School

As part of its institutional mandate to help build a robust socio-economic development in the country, the University for Development Studies (UDS) has held its 9th Harmattan School. The two days event held in the UDS International Conference Centre of the Tamale City campus at Dungu was on the theme, “Sanitation, Health Communication and National Development.” As an annual ritual, ...

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Northern Region ready for National Sanitation Day exercise

All is set for the fourth phase of the much touted National Sanitation Day Exercise to be hosted by the Northern Region on Saturday February 7. A total of 10,000 liter bins, shovels, wellington boots and other sanitation tools have been distributed to all the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the region. The quantity received depended on the status ...

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Gov’t assures to nominate new DCE for West Mamprusi 

President John Dramani Mahama will soon nominate a District Chief Executive for the vacant West Mamprusi District in the Northern Region. Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Julius Debrah made the pronouncement when he paid a courtesy call on the Wungu chief, Naa Saaka Sulemana Zoore at his palace in the West Mamprusi District in the Northern Region. The Wungu ...

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Don’t politicize District Assembly elections – Minister

Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Julius Debrah is unhappy about the politicization of the District Assembly and Unit Committee elections. He noted with deep concern that politicization of the district assembly concept has over the years undermined the efficacy of the local governance system. He has therefore admonished the chiefs and people of the Northern Region to depoliticize ...

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Confusion in Northern Region PPP camp

Confusion has hit the camp of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) in the Northern Region where the old regional executives have abandoned the party. In solidarity, all old executives in 16 constituencies in the region have followed suit. This turmoil in the PPP’s camp comes a few days after the party’s regional delegates congress held in Tamale. They accused the ...

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Dagbon’s peace will be elusive unless… – Yendi MP

The Member of Parliament for Yendi in the Northern Region, Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani has emphatically stated that there can never be peace in Dagbon unless the funeral rites of the late two Dagbon overlords are performed. He emphasized that the funerals of Yaa-Naa Mahamadu Abdulai and Yaa-Naa Yakubu Andani II should be performed without any conditions. The Yendi Legislator’s ...

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Acute water shortage hits Salaga Hospital: Doctors using satchet water for surgery

The lack of water supply at the Salaga Government Hospital has compelled doctors and nurses to carry water in buckets to various units of the hospital to attend to patients. The Ghana News Agency (GNA), witnessed this situation when it visited the hospital at Salaga in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region. It also learnt that hospital authorities ...

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Local Gov’t Minister begins work in Northern Region

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Julius Debrah and his technocrats from the ministry have kick-started a one week official tour of the Northern Region. The Minister and his two Deputies, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye and Mr. Agyekum will lead separate teams to 13 districts to interact with the chiefs and people. They will by extension inspect government’s completed ...

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Roofing sheets company established in Tamale

Following the construction of the Eastern Corridor Road and other ongoing development projects, there is high demand for building and construction materials in the Northern Region. The demand for roofing sheets in particular is on the ascendancy for which reason building contractors spend so much on conveying the goods from the southern part of the country to their construction sites. ...

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