Upper West

#NDCDecides: NDC chairman to wage war on Sissala East MP

Mr. Wahab Musah Ayamga, chairman of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Sissala East constituency in the Upper West Region has vowed to attack the Member of Parliament(MP) for the area, Alijata Sulemana for allegedly assaulting him over the weekend. Mr. Ayamga last Friday reported a case of physical assault inflicted on him by the MP at the ...

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MMDCEs urged to assist gov’t weed out ‘ghost names’

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) must continually exercise oversight responsibilities on employees to assist the government to weed out all “ghost names” from payrolls. This would help control the wage bill and free up resources, which could be used to improve the delivery of important local services. Mr. Seth Terkper, the Minister of Finance, gave the advice in ...

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GPRTU appeals for new buses for better service

The newly elected leadership of the Ghana Private Road and Transport Union (GPRTU) has begun the process of lobbying the government to come in to support the union to acquire new and comfortable buses to improve its services to the nation. Executives of GPRTU believe the acquisition of new buses will not only improve their services but rather ensure a ...

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WACCU disburses over GH¢4 million to its members

The Wa Community Co-operative Credit Union (WACCU), has disbursed a total of 4,050,170.00 Ghana cedi as loans to its members within the year 2015. The loans were disbursed to 517 members made up of 292 males who received 2,176,330.00 Ghana cedi, 212 females given 1,013,540.00 Ghana cedi and 860, 300. 00 Ghana cedi provided to 67 organisations. Mr. Paul N. ...

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Pregnant women in Upper East Region benefit from LEAP

Hundreds of pregnant women and lactating mothers in three districts in the Upper East region have started benefiting from the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP 1000) programme. LEAP 1000 is a special package to help pregnant women and lactating mothers’ provide proper care for their children and also reduce  malnutrition. During a monitoring exercise on cash grants to beneficiaries in ...

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Mismanagement of water systems thwarting CWSA efforts

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) has identified mismanagement of water systems as one of the major factors impacting negatively on its operations in the Upper West Region. The CWSA indicated that water systems had been mismanaged to the extent that most of them are operating just marginally, and beneficiary communities are unable to take advantage of the huge ...

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Gov’t hasn’t abandoned Sissalas –Minister

Alhaji Amidu Sulemana, Upper West Regional Minister has noted that government is fully concerned about the plight of the Sissalas in the region, and had therefore not abandoned them. He said the government was aware of bad roads in the region in general and specifically the Sissala area, and was putting in measures to address the challenge, he assured. “I ...

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Mahama’s SADA is the saddest dev’t in Ghana’s history – Nana Addo

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has described the Savannah Acceleration Development Authority (SADA) as one of the saddest developments in the 58-year history of Ghana. He said the programme has deteriorated under the Mahama led administration. Nana Akufo-Addo made the comment during his 2-day ‘Rise and Build’ tour of the Upper West Region. With ...

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Youth group threatens protest over untarred Tumu roads

A non-political youth group in the Upper West region, the Sissala Youth Forum(SYF) has appealed to government to as a matter of urgency, consider tarring three of the major roads leading to Tumu, the district capital, by middle of 2016. The youth group recounted how the deplorable state of the roads has aggravated poverty conditions within  the area and threatened to ...

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9 females win assembly elections in Upper West Region

Only nine female contestants emerged winners in the recent district level elections in the Upper West Region out of a total of 37 females who contested in the elections in the 293 electoral areas. In the Wa Municipality, for instance, Ms Margaret Vera Sann, a 57-year-old nurse from the Kunta Electoral Area, who was the only female contestant in the ...

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