Upper East

Beo Senior High/Technical school needs support

The Interim Management Board and staff of the Beo Community Senior High/Technical School in the Bongo District have appealed to corporate bodies and philanthropists to assist the school. Established by the community last year, the school lacks basic infrastructure and, therefore, uses the Catholic Social Centre as a classroom. It is also using the Beo Area Council Hall as a ...

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Nyariga community gets borehole

Residents of Nyariga in the Bolgatanga Municipality are relying on basket weaving for development in the area. Through this activity, which the people are so good at, they aspire to provide potable water for the community soon. So far, in a partnership between the Blessings Basket Project (BBP), a non-governmental organisation and Airtel Ghana, a borehole facility has been provided ...

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3 die in Upper East cholera outbreak

An increase in the number of cholera cases in the Upper East Region has resulted in three deaths so far in the region. Ten out of the 13 districts in the region have in Bawku in the Upper East region are on the increase with three people dead so far. The region has recorded over a hundread cholera cases in ...

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Tighten borders ahead of Ghana-Guinea clash – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has directed the Regional Ministers of Upper West and Upper East to ensure maximum security at the borders in the two regions of the North ahead of the Ghana-Guinea African Cup of Nations Cup qualifier on Wednesday. The Minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga who confirmed this to Citi News also indicated that the directives are to ...

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Nyariga–Anambegrebiisi community gets borehole

A new borehole valued at GHC10,853 has been installed for Nyariga–Anambegrebiisi community in the Upper East Region. The project was initiated by Airtel Ghana, a telecommunication company. The community, which is among deprived ones in the Bolgatanga Municipality, also benefitted from the company’s mobile money transfer platform. The Assembly Man for the area, Mr John Nyaba, thanked Airtel Ghana for ...

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Victims of Bagre Dam spillage supported

The Buwku West District Assembly has supported victims affected by the spillage of the Bagre Dam from Burkina Faso. The spill from the Bagre Dam has destroyed about 625 hectors of farm lands in seven communities near the White Volta basin in the Bawku West district of the Upper East Region. The communities include Buala, Tabiri, Galaka, Salpiga, Sampolga, Kobora, ...

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Aspiring assembly women trained to access media

Some aspiring assembly women from the Upper East Region have been trained to strategically access the media to articulate issues that would win them votes. The participants, drawn from the Bongo and Talensi districts, are expected to use services of the media to effectively campaign to convince the electorate to vote for them to win the forthcoming District Level Election. ...

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Border personnel charged to be vigilant on Ebola disease

Mr Fritz Bafour, Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Ebola prevention at Ghana’s borders, has charged security personnel and port nurses to be vigilant to ensure that the disease does not spread into the country. He said the disease could threaten the development of the country and it would be necessary for government to put up safety measures to ensure ...

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Builsa South begins street naming project

Whereas others have finished naming their streets, the Builsa South District Assembly in the Upper East Region has just begun, few days to the deadline given by President John Dramani Mahama President Mahama directed Chief Executives of all the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to undertak the street naming exercise within 18 months or risk losing their jobs. Clearly, ...

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EPA draws up measures to prevent Bagre Dam flooding

Buffer zones are to be created along the banks of the White Volta and the Sisily River in four districts through which the two rivers run, as a measure to forestall the annual incidence of flooding whenever there is spillage from the Bagre Dam in Burkina Faso. The districts in which the zones would be created are Talensi, Bawku West ...

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