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The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) has commenced fumigation of local markets and lorry stations within the metropolis as plans outlined to combat the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

The exercise, which began on Tuesday, March 24, is expected to complete by close of Monday, March 30.

Markets scheduled for fumigation on Wednesday were closed to pave way for the exercise.

The Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom,His Royal Majesty Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresa (I),has supported the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Tamale Teaching Hospital with a 39 inch Flat Screen Television and its accessories.

The Paramount Chief of the Kusawgu Traditional Area, KusawguWura Kunkraga (I), who made the donation on behalf of the overlord commended the hospital for its professionalism and dedicated service to Northern Ghana over the years.

The King of Dagbon traditional area, Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari, has banned the performance of funerals indefinitely in the area.

The ban forms part of the measures instituted to help contain and prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

“With immediate effect, the performance of all funerals is banned in the Dagbon traditional area,” the King stated.

Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso is on the verge of swapping the Spanish La Liga for the Chinese Super League (CSL) after agreeing personal terms with Jiangsu Suning.

Wakaso, 29, was entering into the final year of his three-year deal with Deportivo Alaves, but he will now depart midway through the season after the two clubs reached an agreement.

The deal is subject to the 29-year-old passing a medical.

Former Black Stars goalkeeper, Abubakari Damba is advocating for a national policy to be adopted by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to address the country’s penalty woes.

Almost all Ghana’s national teams, as well as clubs, have a deficiency when it comes to deciding matches via the penalty shootout. The male national team has lost finals of the Africa Cup of Nations because of penalties with many raising concerns that the players lack the technique to execute from 12 yards.

The recent failure of a national team last weekend when the Black Stars B team lost the final of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations to Senegal on penalties, missing out on winning a third successive title in the process.

Sharing his thought on the back of the defeat, Coach Abubakari Damba has noted that the football governing body should adopt a policy that will constituent penalty shootout into the local league to ensure players constantly practice and master the craft.

“It is up to the FA and the directorate to couch a policy and to accept this particular policy.

“For me it is up to us to discuss it and it is important we discuss it. The point, it’s a good point that when we make it a national issue that penalty shootout should be part and parcel of our league system”, Damba shared in an interview with Angel FM.

He added, “It can improve upon the penalty shootouts and it will make it compulsory that every coach and every team will gear themselves up and buckle their belts up when it comes to a penalty shootout.

“So more practice and more emphasis will be put on penalty shootouts”.


The Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale, will this year host the first edition of the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC), Ghana Fastest Human race on Saturday, April 27.

The event is expected to attract runners from the Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions, to battle for places in the national event later in the year.

he NPP Parliamentary Candidate for the Sagnarigu constituency, Madam Felicia Tettey has employed a unique strategy in the Sagnarigu constituency in her effort to educate the people on the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.

She has combined the donation of COVID-19 logistics with a deliberate education on the virus alongside the many donations in the constituency to keep the people safe.

All 53 communities that constitute the Sagnarigu constituency have had Veronica buckets, bacteria liquid soap and hand sanitizers placed at the Palaces of all the chiefs of those communities.

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has donated 500 Cedis to each of the stranded Kayaye (head porters) who were stopped at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region on their way to the Northern Region.

The head porters, numbering about 76, had attempted to flee from Accra back to their hometowns in the wake of the President's order for a partial lockdown in the Capital City and other parts of the country, but their journey back home was unsuccessful as it fell within the lockdown time on Monday.

Mr Boniface Gambila, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Nabdam Constituency, has donated five boxes of alcohol based hand sanitizers to health centres within the constituency.

The sanitizers of 24 bottles in each box were given to the Nabdam sub-district health facilities namely, Sakoti, Pelungu, Nangodi, Logre/Kongo and Zanlerigu.

The health facilities are to also distribute the sanitizers to other CHPS Compounds in their various areas.