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Newly born baby dumped at a refuse dump [photos]

The Wa Police have mounted a search for a woman who dumped her newly born baby at a refuse dump at Sandamuni. The incident happened on Tuesday at about 6:30pm when some children reportedly spotted the lifeless baby wrapped in a polyethylene bag in the refuse container on their way to use a nearby KVIP. The assemblyman of the area, ...

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Untrained teachers call for gov’t support  

Untrained teachers pursuing diplomas in Basic Education at the Tumu College of Education, have appealed to government to subsidize the cost of their training fees to enable more teachers apply for the programme. They argue that the GHc1,300 which they are required to pay annually as fees is far beyond their income levels. According to them, there are many untrained ...

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Over 1,000 girls in Nandom to receive scholarship packages

The Nandom District Assembly will this year offer sponsorship packages to about 1,014 girls in the area. The initiative is under the DSID-Ministry of Education’s Participatory Approaches to Students Success (PASS). The DSID funded, Ministry of Education sponsorship package seeks to provide support for girls of school going age in various parts of the country especially in the most deprived ...

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10-year-old murdered, head and other parts missing

The body of a 10-year-old boy, Kobey Bagbeseh from Banu in the Sissala East District has been found in the bush with the head, the left arm and the two feet missing. He was murdered by unknown assailant when he and  his 8-year-old brother, Ben Bagbeseh accompanied their father, Abugu Bagbeseh, to the farm on Tuesday. Assistant Superintendent of Police ...

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U/W youth appeal for SADA’s assistance

The youth of four communities in the Wa East District in the Upper West Region are appealing to the authorities of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), to help them undertake dry season farming project along the Kulun River. The youth of Yayuobe, Kulun, Yala No.1 and Yala No.2 said they are interested in undertaking dry season farming using the abundant water ...

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Make Gurune language examinable in BECE – BONABOTO

The Association of Bolgatanga, Nangodi, Bongo and Tongo (BONABOTO) in the Upper West Region has embarked on a demonstration to demand the approval of the Gurune language as an examinable subject at the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Gurune is one of the languages spoken by the Frafras and according to the group, the Gurune language has met all the ...

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Jujeidayiri community calls for investigation into conflict

The people of Jujeidayiri are calling on the National Security, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) to conduct proper investigation into the looming conflict between them and the people of Dondoli. This, they believe, would help restore lasting peace among the two feuding factions. Mr. Salih Samsideen, the Vice President of the Jujeidayiri ...

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Ten arrested for fighting over land proceeds

The Police have arrested ten people from the Danua Family in Sokpeyiri, a suburb of Wa, for fighting over the sharing of proceeds from the sale of land belonging to the family. The land was allegedly sold for 700,000.00 Ghana cedis. Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Danua, Head of the Danua Family, in sharing the money was alleged to have excluded Abudu Mumuni ...

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Nadowli-Lawra road to be completed soon – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has assured the people of Nandom that government will provide the requisite funds to the contractor working on the Nadowli-Lawra-Nandom-Hamile road for its early completion to facilitate movement of goods and services. President Mahama said as one of the Trans-ECOWAS Highway Projects, the completion of the road would no doubt improve transportation between Ghana and Burkina ...

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Wa clashes: 80 Police personnel deployed

The Upper West Regional Police Command has deployed 80 Police personnel to Wa to restore peace after clashes between two feuding factions in the regional capital. The deployed personnel are expected to augment a joint police-military team which is already on grounds maintaining law and order after the incident. Citi News Upper West Regional correspondent, Latif Mahama reported that the “acting ...

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