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Lawra MP donates to support pregnant women

The Member of Parliament (MP)for the Lawra constituency in the Upper West region, Sampson Abu has pledged to pay the transportation cost of all pregnancy cases in Domwine and its surrounding villages until October next year. The pledge, which takes effect from September this year, is the his contribution to reducing maternal and infant deaths in the area. Sampson Abu ...

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Help correct ‘misconception’ about Jihad – Minister to Muslims

The Upper East regional minister Mr. James Zuugah Tiigah has urged the Muslim community to help correct the erroneous abuse of “Ji-had” across the world. Mr.Tiigah was addressing  hundreds of Muslims from across the upper east region at the NAFAC grounds in Bolgatanga to mark the celebration of Eid-ul-fitr after a one month compulsory fasting on the Islamic calendar. He ...

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Export Authority schools 2,000-cereal farmers’ 

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has successfully trained 2,000 cereal farmers’ and value chain operators in 20 districts in four regions of the country. The regions are Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper West and Upper East. The training is aimed at reducing aflatoxin contamination and to meet the EU technical regulations and standards. GEPA had support from the European Union (EU) through ...

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Lambussie DCE donates cement to Muslims

Mr. Bom Kofi Dy-yakah, Lambussie-Karni District Chief Executive (DCE), has donated 100 bags of cement at the cost of GH¢3,900 to the Muslim community in Hamile, to assist in the renovation of their mosque. Also donated were 156 English Arabic Qurans, and 52 bags of sugar, at the cost of GH¢8,840, to support them during the Ramadan period. The mosque ...

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Wa water expansion project now 60% complete

Work on the Janbusi Water supply project which is expected to provide potable water for the Wa township and its environs is now 60 per cent completed. President John Dramani Mahama on November, 2013, cut a sod to commence work on the 51 million United States dollars project, which when completed, would have a generation capacity of 15,000 cubic meters ...

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Missing child found dead in septic tank

Residents of Mangu, a suburb of Wa the capital of the Upper west region on Monday morning woke up to a gory situation when the body of a missing 5-year old child in the area was found dead in a septic tank of an uncompleted building. The 5-year, Yaw Rufeda Tuurosung, last Thursday evening reportedly went out to play with ...

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EPA combats desertification

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling for multifaceted approach to combat desertification especially in the three regions of the north of Ghana. Despite government’s attempt to stop charcoal burning by freely distributing Liquefied Petroleum Gas cylinders in some rural communities, desertification is on the rise in Northern Ghana. It is against this backdrop the EPA is deepening its collaboration ...

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JHS girls in Lambussie-Karni receive sanitary pads

A total of 347 Junior High School (JHS) girls from 15 selected schools in the Lambussie-Karni District of the Upper West Region have received sanitary pads to help keep them comfortable during their menstrual periods. The girls who are beneficiaries of the Girls Participatory Approaches to Students’ Success (G-PASS) scholarship, also received other items such as school bags, school uniforms, ...

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Open defecation on the increase in Wa

The Wa Municipal Assembly has expressed grave concern over the rise in open defecation in gutters and other spaces among residents in Wa Township. The Wa Municipal Chief Executive, Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha, expressed this concern when he addressed the media after a cleanup exercise in the town to mark the 6th National Sanitation Day (NSD) on Saturday. He said residents ...

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Duong JHS gets ICT lab

The Chinese Government has established an ultra modern ICT laboratory to promote the learning of ICT among students of Duong Junior High School (JHS) in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region. The facility, which costs GHC 65,000.00 was executed under the banner of “China-Africa People-to-people Friendly Action” through the cooperation of the Chinese Embassy and the Ghana-China Friendship ...

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