One of the parliamentary seats that will be hotly contested for in the Northern Region in this year’s general election is that of Tamale Central.

The four-time National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has decided not to go for re-election.

The contest will, therefore, be between Mr Ibrahim Mohammed Murtala, who is the parliamentary candidate for the opposition NDC, and Dr Ibrahim Anyars Imoro, the parliamentary candidate for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), who is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCO).

Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama, a son of former Vice President Aliu Mahama Thursday morning picked nomination forms to contest the upcoming primaries of the New Patriotic Party in the Yendi Constituency of the Northern Region.

He was accompanied by his supporters to the Yendi Constituency office of the party where he picked the forms from the Constituency Secretary, Mr Fusheini Baba Zakaria.

Some incensed youth of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Tamale Central constituency of the Northern Region have grounded the constituency chairman’s vehicle.

According to the aggrieved youth, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim has failed to fulfill his promise of finding them jobs as he assured ahead of the 2016 general elections.

The youth groups made up of ward executives have deflated the tyres of the pickup of the Ford vehicle and have kept it.

Spokesperson of the group, Shira Majeed, in an interview with journalists stated that that they were promised by the executive that if they worked hard to bring the party to power their efforts will be rewarded with good jobs.

But sadly, three years after President Akufo-Addo assumed power, they still remain jobless.

He said they decided to teach the executive a lesson because they abandoned them right after the election and are now visiting the area just because another election is eleven months away.

The Tamale Central NPP chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim in an interview confirmed that the young men had seized the car.

He disclosed that the constituency executives had planned to meet all youth groups in the area to respond to the allegation of they seizing contracts meant for them [youth] which was untrue.

Alhaji Mohammed said, at the meeting with the ‘Zogbleli’ group on Friday night to engage them to settle matters, tempers started flaring and he suddenly heard a loud noise.

Upon inquiry of what was happening, he was informed that the youth have started deflating his vehicle tyres. They also beat the constituency’s deputy Nasara Coordinator.

Alhaji Mohammed said, he kept his calm as the youth were angry.

The party Chairman said he will not seek legal redress because it’s a party matter and is hopeful the issue with be settled using the party structures.


The Minority Leader of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, at the weekend commissioned a Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) compound with essential medical equipment and supplies at Duunyin in the Northern Region.

The CHPS compound, valued at GH¢300,000, formed part of the MP’s efforts to promote improved health care delivery in the area, especially among women and children.

The Karaga District in the Northern Region is set to benefit from an artificial turf from the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) Foundation.

This, according to a deputy Minister of Energy and parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic Party fin Karaga, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam Anta, is part of his ambition to give Karaga it’s share of the national cake.

He spoke at the sod-cutting ceremony of the project in Karaga.

Dr Aminu said when the project, when complete, will boost football in the constituency and other surrounding areas.

He expressed hope that the Karaga team would be promoted to division one.

The project is solely sponsored by GNPC foundation but Dr Amin promised to provide seats by the turf.

The contractor of the project, Eddy Donkor, appealed for cooperation from the community and promised to complete the project in four months.

Dr Amin Anta also used the occasion to appeal passionately to the people in the area to be peaceful and love one another.

He said without peace there could not be any meaningful development.

The Minister also promised to construct a community centre for the constituency, a children’s ward in the Karaga district hospital and also to help about 6000 women in the area with microfinancing so as to help boost the living standards of the women.

On education, Dr Amin Anta promise to establish before elections Anta Educational Fund with a seed capital of GHs100,000 to help in the payment of fees of students qualifying to enter the University.

He also pledged to give every teacher in the Karaga district one laptop. He said he would by March this year start with the first one hundred teachers and if he becomes the MP, every teacher for a laptop.

Dr Amin Anta further promised the people of Karaga with an FM station.

The regent of Karaga appealed to the contractor to consider picking the youth from the area in the construction process as many of them are employed.

The regent praised the NPP government for the developments of his area saying it was the NPP government that gave Karaga a district and a constituency.


The Northern regional minister Salifu Sa-eed has denied claims by the dismissed Northern Development Authority that he ordered some individuals to pick the 400 tricycles from the yard of the authority.

According to him, the claim by Dr Alhaji Abdel-Majeed Haroun is false.

In a statement Monday, the minister said: “I wish to state categorically and unequivocally that, I did not direct anyone or group of persons or company to pick any item from the premises of the NDA yard in my name or the Northern Regional Coordinating Council. For the records, I was the same person who ensured the protection of said items upon my appointment until the appointment of the CEO of NDA.

“The said claim being purported by the letter of the former NDA boss and Kelvin Taylor’s report is false and a palpable lie. This is an attempt to soil my hard-earned reputation and hard work. If I was really behind the tricycles pick up, I would have written formally to the NDA, giving clear directions and the locations to deposit the items”.

The statement explained: “As head of the Regional Security Council (REGSEC), there was the need for the CEO who had access to me to verify before allowing the so-called assignees of mine to pick those tricycles as claimed.

“I, therefore, join calls for the NDA to as a matter of urgency to open a full-scale investigation into the entire tricycles matter, dating back to 2016 in accordance with the laid down procedures and laws.

“I wish to also add that no one is above the law and as a law-abiding citizen, criminals irrespective of their political lineage, must be dealt with accordingly”.


The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Nabdam Constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr Mark Kurt Nawaane, on Monday, led a team of health professionals to start performing surgical operations on about 100 people with various health problems in his constituency.

The MP said the operations included; hernias, hydroceles, lipomas among other minor surgeries and would be done within five days, and explained that “We are not moving that much into the internal organs.”

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