Upper East

Angry NDC youth lock up gov’t offices in Nabdam

Aggrieved members of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) of the Nabdam constituency in the Upper East Region on Thursday locked up some offices of state institutions in the constituency. This was to protest what they said were unfulfilled promises made to them by government to employ party members under the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) programme, formally known as the ...

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Talensi bye-election: Samia openly campaigns for PNC candidate

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has thrown its weight behind the People’s National Convention’s (PNC) parliamentary candidate for Talensi, Dr. Michael Wombeago. This forms part of attempts by the leadership of the two parties to contest elections with a united front, after several months of merger talks. The CPP and the PNC in 2014 began talks to merge the two ...

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Withdraw utility surcharge for patients – Upper East residents

Health care attendants in the Upper East Region are appealing to government to withdraw the policy that surcharges  patients seeking health care at various facilities in the region. These residents say failure to adhere to their plea will affect access to health care in the region. Patients are charged GHC5.00 and GHC2.00  for utility bills respectively, a policy which came into ...

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Bolga to get new chief

Divisional and Sub-Chiefs of the Bolgatanga Traditional Council have approved the Chieftaincy Declaration Forms (CDF) for Naba Awogeya-Lebna Abilba IV, a move that is indicative of declaring their support for him to become the substantive Bolga Naba. It is a requirement for every rightfully enskinned chief to get the endorsement and loyalty of the members of his Traditional Council, accepting ...

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Talensi MP officially resigns; by-election soon – Speaker of Parliament

Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho has told Members of Parliament (MP) that the Talensi MP who was elevated to the position of the Paramount Chief for the Tongo Traditional Area has officially resigned. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs in Parliament mounted pressure on the Speaker, Edward Doe Adjaho to declare the seat vacant because Robert Nachinab Mosore Doameng ...

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Development of Garu-Tempane on course – DCE

Mr Albert Akuka Alalzuuga, the District Chief Executive for the Garu-Tempane District, has said the assembly was working hard to accelerate the development of the area. Mr Alalzuuga, who made this known in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said the Tamne Irrigation facility, which has been on the drawing board since 1967, is one of the projects being ...

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Bolga Technical to remain closed until…

Students’ of Bolgatanga Technical Institute will have to stay home a little longer after the school was closed down last Saturday. This is because authorities of the school are yet to submit a report of a revolt to the Upper East regional Education directorate for advise. The Bolgatanga Technical Institute was closed down last Saturday after students demanded for renovation ...

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Adam Mahama’s death: One more arrested

One more person has been arrested in connection with the murder of Adam Mahama, former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The suspect whose name has been withheld was arrested for abetment of crime. This brings to two, the number of suspects arrested over his death. The Public Relations officer (PRO) of the Upper East Regional Police ...

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Upper East NPP goes on recess to mourn Adam Mahama

Executives of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper East Region have announced a one-week break  from political activities to mourn their late Regional Chairman, Adam Mahama. The Regional Executives say the one-week period will also help them address issues affecting the party in the Region. Director of Communications for the party in the Region, Edmund Awuni in an interview ...

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Sack Garu-Tampene GYEEDA coordinator  – Group

Concerned youth of Garu-Tampene in the Upper East region are calling on government to sack the District Coordinator of the Ghana youth employment and entrepreneurial development agency (GYEEDA), Richard Azumah  financial misappropriation. They claim Mr Azumah failed to pay about one hundred  GYEEDA beneficiaries  their allowances for a year. Addressing a press conference in Garu-Tampane, Spokesperson for the group, Mr. Akologo Damien Mbawin said ...

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