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The King of Mamprugu, Nayiri Nabohagu Mahami Sheriga II has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to trigger the needed processes aimed at creating two more constituencies in Walewale and Nalerigu-Gambaga respectively.

He noted that the creation of new constituencies from the existing ones, will facilitate the needed development in these areas as well as bring governance to the doorsteps of the people.

The Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo together with some delegations on Monday paid courtesy calls on Yaa-Na Abubakari Mahama II, and other traditional leaders in the Northern Region.

This formed part of his three-day visit to the Northern Region to educate citizens on the Ghana Beyond Aid (GBA) project as well as solicit and harness their views and concerns on how to improve on the project.

The Ghana Beyond Aid is a national and non-partisan initiative which aims at helping to ensure effective harnessing of the country's resources and deploying them effectively and efficiently for rapid economic development and social transformation.

Mr Osafo-Maafo addressing the Yaa-Na in Yendi, said GBA was the vision of government and will seek to encourage all citizens to have a change in attitude and work ethics to help boost productivity in the country devoid of external support.

He said the country was blessed with lots of resources, but its development rate was slow and that efforts needed to be put in place to help put the resources into productive use.

Mr Osafo-Maafo called on the Ya Naa and citizens in the region to support the government in realising its vision.

The Yaa Na Abubakari Mahama II, assured the Minister of his support to make the government's vision a reality.

He said access to quality education was a challenge in the area and as part of his efforts to enhance the quality of education, he acquired 500 acres land for the establishment of a satellite campus of the University for Development Studies in the Yendi area and appealed to the Minister for support in developing the satellite campus.

He appealed to the Minister to use his outfit to help lobby for more boreholes for the Yendi area to help ensure that the citizens had equitable access to potable water, especially during the dry season.

 

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Dr  Mohammed Ibn Chambas,  United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa  and the Sahel  (UNOWAS) has challenged well-meaning Ghanaians, especially, the people of the north to team up to sustain peace and unity in the Dagbon kingdom.

He stated that for peace and unity in the Dagbon to remain absolute, it was prudent for all to help sustain the current peace and unity being enjoyed in the area.

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.

An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has assured residents of the North-East Region that the development promised by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is not a mirage.

He disclosed that the little that has been witnessed since January 7, 2017, is just a curtain-raiser and that the major one is on its way calling on them to keep hope with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration that sees development as its key objective.

Member of parliament, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini has commissioned a three unit class room block, a science laboratory and an office for the Jisonaayili M/A primary school in the Sagnarigu constituency.

This is the third school block commissioned by the Hon MP and second in less than two weeks.

the 2020 NPP Parliamentary Candidate for the Tamale Central Constituency paid a courtesy call on some Political, Traditional and Religious leaders in the Constituency.

The first call was to the Northern Regional Chairman of NPP, Chairman Samba at his residence. The next to recieve the NABCO CEO was Sheikh Shuaib Zakaria and Sheikh Shawqi of Nurul Islam in the Gumbihini North and South Electoral Areas.