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Dagbon Forum, a Non-profit Youth Development Association, has donated some essential items to the Tamale Central Hospital, two Municipal and nine District Hospitals in the Northern Region to aid the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

The Forum has also donated to the Gbewaa Palace, the Mion-Lana and Yoo-Naa Palaces.

Yo-Na Yakubu Abdulai Andani has donated a quantity of food items valued at thousands of Cedis to the Yendi Local Prison inmates, Persons With Disability (PWD), and some Muslims in Yendi township.

The items included; bags of sugar, crates of milk, bread, bags of maize among others.

The Dagbon State, led by Yaa-Na Mahama Abukari (II), King of the area, has presented GHC50, 000.00 to the COVID-19 Trust Fund to support the country’s efforts at fighting the virus.

Mion Lana Mahamadu Abdulai (II), Paramount Chief of Mion, on behalf of Yaa-Na, presented the cheque covering the amount, to the COVID-19 Trust Fund through the Northern Regional Minister at the Gbewaa Palace at Yendi on Monday.

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”.

source: ghanaweb.com

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.

The contest for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) seat in the Yendi Constituency is getting hotter by the day as the December 7, 2020, Presidential and Parliamentary elections draw nearer, and key contenders in the governing party’s primary, employing various strategies, including inferior tactics to undo one another.

At the center of the Yendi contest is Farouk Aliu Mahama, son of the late Vice-President, Aliu Mahama and head of Procurement at Ghana Cocoa Board, who is in fierce competition with the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah.

A suspended New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Aspirant for Nalerigu-Gambaga Constituency in the North East Region, Mr. Peter Wuni Baaga has given shocking details of how the party won the seat in 2004.

According to him, he was the mastermind of the rigging that saw the current Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hajia Alima Mahama to win the seat for the first time in the area.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) constituency executives in the Yendi constituency of the Northern Region have discounted claims that the party is giving out loans to women in the area.

Reports from Yendi indicated that one NPP chairman is sharing monies to women who have the Ghana card and Tax Identification Number (TIN).

As a result, women in the Yendi town and other villages have massed up at the office of the Ghana Revenue Authority to register for their TIN.