Upper West

Tumu chief urges youth to acquire vocational skills

Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton, Paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Area, has urged the youth to endeavour to acquire vocational and technical skills to become self-employed. He said the acquisition of vocational and technical skills would not only make them contribute meaningfully to the national economy, but would also inspire them to become self-determined in the forward march of Ghana’s ...

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IGP pays emergency visit to Wa amid security concerns

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Alhassan on Saturday paid an emergency visit to Wa, the Upper West Regional capital. The visit is in response to the general public outcry about the growing insecurity in the region. Citi News’ Upper West Regional correspondent, Mahama Latif reported that the IGP joined the embarked on night patrol team as to ensure ...

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Traditional systems hampering Police work in Wa

The Upper West Regional Police Command is blaming traditional systems for its inability to fight crime effectively in the region, which they claim stifles criminal investigations. The Command said the “Te gyaa bonyeni” (we all one) adage among the people of the region, especially the Wala, was not helping in the fight against crime. According to the command, the people ...

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Youth angry with Bagbin for relocating community SHS

The Jang Divisional Youth Association has registered its displeasure over what it referred to as “manipulative tactics” adopted by the Nadowli-Kaleo Member of Parliament, Mr. Alban Bagbin, to rob them of a Community Day Senior High School (SHS). The Association said Mr Bagbin, in a radio interview on Radio Progress, tried to impose on his constituents where the Community Day ...

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Wa water coverage to hit 90% by 2016 – Expert

Experts in the water sector have projected potable water supply coverage rate in the Wa Municipality to hit 90 percent average by 2016. This means no resident in the Municipality would travel more than 500 meters to access water when this projection becomes a reality. Current water coverage in the Municipality stands at 60.06 percent and this is expected to ...

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Upper West Region records more assault cases 

The Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service registered 184 reported cases in the Upper West Region in 2014, with 77 assault cases topping the list. The Region recorded a total of 155 cases in 2013, with 68 assault cases, Chief Inspector Alfred Dapaah, Station Officer of DOVVSU, told the Ghana News Agency in an ...

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3 Metro Mass Transit workers arrested for embezzlement

Three staff of the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) Company in Wa were yesterday arrested by the Upper West (UW) regional police command for allegedly embezzling funds belonging to the wa metro mass transit welfare association. The three are: Danyuo Solomon 27,Hamidu Yahaya 35 and Issahaku Mahama 52. Citi News sources at UW regional police command revealed that their arrest was made ...

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Parliamentary Committee inspects projects in Upper West Region

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Water Resources, Works and Housing, has called for enhanced stakeholder collaboration for the successful completion of the Wa Water Supply Expansion Project. Among stakeholders the Committee is advocating for their full involvement are the law enforcement agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Forestry Commission. The move is geared towards addressing concerns of a ...

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Women marginalised at district level election

The vulnerability of women in Ghana’s democratic dispensation has manifested in the upcoming district level election in the Upper West Region, with female candidates accounting for 38 as against 727 male contestants. Women in the region are faced with cultural, religious, social, economic and other challenges, which impede them from participation actively in elections. It takes a daring woman to ...

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Two schools in Wa get new classroom blocks

The Wa Municipal Assembly has inaugurated two classroom blocks at Guli and Chegli in the Wa Municipality as part of efforts to improve on classroom infrastructure. The two blocks were a three-unit classroom block at Guli constructed at a total cost of GHc193,626.46 and a six-unit classroom block at Chegli at the cost of GHc160,000.00  both with ancillary facilities. Speaking ...

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