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Kumbungu DCE is dead

District Chief Executive for Kumbungu in the Northern Region, Iddi Manza Mahama has died in Accra. Family members said he died on Wednesday night, October 15, 2014 at home. He was battling with undisclosed sickness and was on admission at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra. Government officials in the Northern Region on Thursday received the mortal remains at the Tamale ...

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88 die in Tamale road accidents

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) has revealed that 88 deaths have so far been recorded through road accidents in Tamale, in the Northern Region in the last eight months. According to the Northern Regional Director of the NRSC, Alex Aryeetar, most of the accidents were caused by reckless tipper truck drivers. He was addressing tipper truck owners and drivers ...

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Tamale basic schools without learning materials

Some basic schools in the Tamale Metro Area lack teaching and learning materials such as chalk, text books and pupils attendance register. This worrying development comes at the back of various surveys revelation that basic school pupils’ performance in the Tamale Metro is appalling. Basic schools across the country reopened several weeks but some schools in the Tamale Metro Area are ...

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Bimbilla chieftaincy dispute: Naakpa Naa heads to Court

The Naakpa Naa faction in the Bimbilla chieftaincy dispute has decided to head to the Supreme Court to seek finality on the matter. The decision follows a declaration by the National House of Chief that the late overload of Bimbilla, Naa Dansana Adani Yakubu II is the legitimate chief of the area. Before the declaration, the family of the late Naa ...

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Tamale Central NPP Women endorse Nana Addo

All 113 polling station Women Organizers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Tamale Central Constituency have declared their support for the party’s flagbearer hopeful, Nana Akufo Addo. At a news conference addressed by the Tamale Central constituency NPP Women’s Organizer, Abdul Manan- Suraya, she cautioned delegates across the country against substituting Nana Akufo Addo. “Nana Addo remains the ...

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UDS authorities to chase out ‘Sakawa’ students

The University for Development Studies (UDS) has sent out a strong statement to its students engaged in cyber crime to desist from the practice or risk outright dismissal. Professor Yakubu Haruna, Vice Chancellor of the university, gave the warning in a speech read for him during the 22nd matriculation ceremony at the Wa campus of the school. He said even though ...

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Ghana’s tourism sector underutilized – Colombian Ambassador

Colombian Ambassador to Ghana has bemoaned that the nation’s eco-tourism potentials have been underutilized. Her Excellency Claudia Jurbay exclusively told Citi News that Ghana government could rake enough revenue from the tourism sector to develop other sectors of the economy if well utilized. She made a whistle stop at Tamale Sports Stadium on her way to the Mole National Park in the ...

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Kumbugu residents demonstrate over deplorable roads

Residents of Kumbugu in the Northern Region on Monday took to the streets to demonstrate over the bad road networks in the district. The residents say the bad nature of the roads is negatively impacting their lives and businesses. “We are demonstrating to show our displeasure towards the bad nature of the roads. We want the government to come out ...

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GHC11, 000 Disabled funds spent on Assembly meetings

Authorities of the Bole District Assembly have revealed that GHC11, 000, 00 of the District Assembly Common Fund meant for persons living with disability was diverted to finance the assembly’s periodic meetings. They also confessed that some monies were deducted at source to convey people from various parts of the district to welcome Vice President Kwesi Amissah Arthur who visited the area ...

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MMDAs blow Common Fund in 3 regions – PAC reveals

Testimonies at the ongoing Public Accountants Committee (PAC) sitting in Tamale indicate that some district assemblies in the three regions of the north deliberately misused their share of the District Assembly Common Fund. It became clear that most district assemblies in the area which is considered as the poorest simultaneously repeated financial infractions which were detected by the Auditor Generals ...

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