Upper East

Mark Woyongo cautions against tribalism

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Navrongo Central, Mr Mark Woyongo, has appealed to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) delegates not to allow ethnic sentiments destroy the party. Addressing the delegates during the Constituency election at Tono in Navrongo, the MP said Navrongo Central was not a secure seat for the party but that with unity they could win ...

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Chaina-Paga MP urges NDC delegates to bury differences

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Chaina-Paga Constituency, Mr Abuga Pele, has appealed to all National Democratic Congress (NDC) party delegates in the region to bury their differences and forge ahead to enable the party to retain power in 2016. The MP, who gave the advice at the recently held constituency elections organised at Chaina in the Kassena Nankana ...

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Ebola alert: ECOWAS nationals turned away at Paga border

Some foreign nationals from Guinea and Sierra Leone who attempted to enter Ghana through the Paga border were turned away for failing to produce certificates indicating prior screening for the Ebola disease. The head of the Paga Port Health Unit, Francis Nyamekye, speaking on Eye Witness News said the travelers were denied entry due to a directive from the Economic ...

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Talensi residents sensitized on Ebola

Awareness creation has become a major tool to dealing with the current outbreak of the Ebola Virus which has become the greatest health concerns to the world in recent times. The deadly disease which is seen to be a threat to human survival has already claimed over two thousand lives in the West African sub-region including Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, ...

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Rise of teenage pregnancy in U/E worrying – Director of Education

The Upper East Regional Educational Directorate is calling for a system to check the increasing rate of  teenage pregnancies in the area. According to them, the rise in the number of teenage pregnancies by Basic Educational Certificate Examination candidates is worrying and should be curbed. Speaking to Citi News, the Upper East Regional Director of Education, Mr. Emmanuel Zumakpe expressed ...

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“I blame teachers for BECE performance”-Educational Directorate

The Upper East Regional Educational Directorate has bemoaned the poor performance of  candidates who write the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in the region, attributing it to the lack of effective contribution from teachers. Speaking at the African Union day of the African Child, held in Bolga Tanga was organized by the department of children on the theme ‘A child-friendly, quality, free ...

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6th March celebrations must improve – U/E Teachers

Some teachers in the Upper East Region are calling for improvements in the celebration of Ghana’s independence on 6th March. The teachers are also requesting for improved conditions for pupils who participate in the celebration. School children  engage in a number of activities during the celebrations. Over the years however, children collapse while a few of them die for staying ...

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UN donates equipment to U/E hospital

  The United Nation’s Children Fund has donated nine motor bikes and other equipment to the Upper East regional health directorate to improve health-care delivery in the region. Presenting the items, the Chief of operations of UNICEF Ghana, Dr. Victor Ngogala said UNICEF will continue to champion maternal care in the region through similar interventions such as these. He however ...

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