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About 600 women engaged in the collection of shea nuts in Gizaa Gundaa in the Kumbungu District of the Northern Region have been provided with a processing centre and a warehouse to enable them to increase their production and incomes.
The women previously relied on the cumbersome traditional methods of processing the raw shea into butter that often led to low output and revenues.

Four-person have been arrested in connection with the renewed violence between the Konkombas and the Chorkosis in the Chereponi District of the North East Region.

The suspects were arrested from two separate areas carrying single barrel guns and have been detained to assist in investigations.

There has been renewed clashes between Konkombas and Chokosis in the District.

The clashes have resulted in one person reportedly been shot by unknown attackers.

Jababu Fuad, aged 22, is currently receiving treatment at the Chereponi government hospital.

DGN Online gathered that police and military patrols have been intensified in some communities within the Chereponi District of the North East Region.

Renewed violence in Chereponi left one shot and some communities belonging to both Konkombas and Chokosis burnt.

A 22-year-old Jababu Fuad who was shot on Friday evening by some unidentified persons at Nawieku is in critical condition receiving treatment at the Cheriponi Hospital.

Chiefs in the Upper West region have threatened to mobilize forces against an Australian mining company operating in the area; Azumah resources if the company continues to operate without their permission.

The chiefs gave the threat at a stakeholders meeting organized by the Regional House of Chiefs in Wa.

The stakeholders meeting was organized to discuss the operations of Azumah Resources which has been working in the Upper West region for over two decades.

It was also to discuss and find a lasting solution to the incidence of illegal mining which is gaining notoriety in the region.

Institutions such as the Minerals Commission, Environmental Protection Agency and Azumah Resources took turns to brief the House.

It came to light that over 39 per cent of the total landmark of the Upper West region has been licensed to mining companies to prospect for gold.

Azumah Resources has the highest land cover of 2400km2 with 4 prospecting licences and a mining lease.

Speaking after the presentations, the Paramount Chief of the Bulenga traditional area, Naa Seidu Abdullah Nawologmo accused Azumah Resources of gross disregard for traditional authority.

“They have been operating in my traditional area. Anytime i asked them to show me a proof of their license, they tell me they are still prospecting. When I asked to meet them, they sent one small boy to my palace. At least not me or any of the chiefs in my traditional area is aware of their operations. So they must go back and do proper community entry. We can’t be taken for granted like that.”

Another chief, Ducie Naa Jongara, said ” how will you feel if the land that has been bequeathed to you by your great grandparents is taken away for mining without you being consulted? It is simply not fair and we can’t allow it.”

The chief almost exchanged blows with a worker of Azumah resources who tried to interject.

While accusing the company of human rights abuses, Naa Jongara maintained that they will resist the company if state institutions responsible for mining fail to call them to order.

The President of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton IV called on government to expedite action on their concerns to avoid future conflicts.

Referencing Article 270(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, Kuoro Kanton said “the institution of chieftaincy in Ghana is not only revered as an indigenous institution of governance but also contributes to the socio-economic and political development of the country.

It is therefore not out of place for Azumah resources to collaborate with traditional authorities in the Upper West Region in their operations.

He commended government for the fight against illegal mining and pledged their support.

The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Issahaku Amidu Chinia blamed the impasse between the chiefs and the mining company on the Minerals Commission.

He said the Commission has failed on its mandate to sensitize communities on the operations of mining companies.

He called on the Commission to up their game to avert future clashes.

Meanwhile, the Country Director of Azumah resources, Mr. Paul Amoako Atta assured the chiefs of improved collaboration between the company and all stakeholders in mining.

“We have over the years worked hard to strengthen our relationship with the various stakeholders especially our chiefs. Going forward we have taken the concerns and will improve upon them.”

source: ghanaweb.com

It’s an atmosphere filled with excitement and anticipation; a ‘big deal’ for residents of the Northern Region to have, for the first time in the history of Ghana, the National Independence celebrations taking place in the capital; Tamale.

About 600 women engaged in the collection of shea nuts in Gizaa Gundaa in the Kumbungu District of the Northern Region have been provided with a processing centre and a warehouse to enable them to increase their production and incomes.
The women previously relied on the cumbersome traditional methods of processing the raw shea into butter that often led to low output and revenues.

Four-person have been arrested in connection with the renewed violence between the Konkombas and the Chorkosis in the Chereponi District of the North East Region.

The suspects were arrested from two separate areas carrying single barrel guns and have been detained to assist in investigations.

There has been renewed clashes between Konkombas and Chokosis in the District.

The clashes have resulted in one person reportedly been shot by unknown attackers.

Jababu Fuad, aged 22, is currently receiving treatment at the Chereponi government hospital.

DGN Online gathered that police and military patrols have been intensified in some communities within the Chereponi District of the North East Region.

Renewed violence in Chereponi left one shot and some communities belonging to both Konkombas and Chokosis burnt.

A 22-year-old Jababu Fuad who was shot on Friday evening by some unidentified persons at Nawieku is in critical condition receiving treatment at the Cheriponi Hospital.

The “presidential road” to be used by President Nana Akufo-Addo to the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale to partake in the 62nd Independence Day celebrations has been decorated in national colours.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Sagnarigu in the Northern Region, Madam Mariam Iddrisu has been selected among the leadership of Pan African Council of REFELA for 2019-2021 at its recently held General Assembly held at Marrakesh, Morocco.

Interior Minister has tasked a five-member committee to identify the remote causes of the renewed communal violence between Konkombas and Chokosis in Chereponi in Northern region.

A cross section of NPP youth led by the Constituency Chairman of the party in the Bole-Bamboi constituency Mr Sulemana Zakaria embarked on a demonstration today at Bole to get the DCE for the district, Madam Veronica Alele Herming removed from office.

An unusual rainstorm has plunged the entire Bole Township in the Bole-Bamboi district of Northern Ghana into total darkness. The rainstorm which occurred between the hours of 8:30pm and 10:00pm Monday night caused a lot of destruction.

The hardest hit areas are the Bole Health Centre and Kurabaso Primary School where the roofs of both buildings got totally ripped off. The strong winds pulled down a mosque at Yelwe near Atta 130's house.The old roofs of the Ghana Commercial Bank story building in the district got ripped off as well.

Alhaji Samson Siedu Abudu, the Bole District Chief Executive, has cautioned assembly members and the people of the Bole District against frequent agitations for the removal of their Chief Executives without any justifiable cause and at the slightest excuse.

He said that attitude was impacting negatively on the development of the district as no DCE was left to stay long enough to execute any meaningful development in the area.

Bole District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme (BDMHIS) has registered 49,998 clients by the end of September this year.

Mr Mahama Felix Saaka, the Scheme Manager who announced this said it had mobilized 274.7 million cedis in premiums and paid 304 million cedis as medical claims for clients with about 8.6 million cedis being the highest amount paid to a client.

Four-person have been arrested in connection with the renewed violence between the Konkombas and the Chorkosis in the Chereponi District of the North East Region.

The suspects were arrested from two separate areas carrying single barrel guns and have been detained to assist in investigations.

There has been renewed clashes between Konkombas and Chokosis in the District.

The clashes have resulted in one person reportedly been shot by unknown attackers.

Jababu Fuad, aged 22, is currently receiving treatment at the Chereponi government hospital.

DGN Online gathered that police and military patrols have been intensified in some communities within the Chereponi District of the North East Region.

Renewed violence in Chereponi left one shot and some communities belonging to both Konkombas and Chokosis burnt.

A 22-year-old Jababu Fuad who was shot on Friday evening by some unidentified persons at Nawieku is in critical condition receiving treatment at the Cheriponi Hospital.

Interior Minister has tasked a five-member committee to identify the remote causes of the renewed communal violence between Konkombas and Chokosis in Chereponi in Northern region.

More than 5,000 people have so far been displaced following the outbreak of communal violence between the Kokomba and the Chokosi ethnic groups in the Chereponi and the Saboba districts in the Northern Region.

Some residents of Chereponi in the Northern Region are calling on President Akufo-Addo to immediately remove the Defense Minister, Dominic Nitiwul.

The call comes on the back of a curfew imposed on Chereponi and Saboba Townships following clashes between Anufuls and Kokonbas that have resulted in the death of four persons.

Ethnic violence within the Chereponi district of the Northern region has left residents fleeing into Togo.

Information gathered show Konkomba attackers have allegedly burnt down 10 Chokosi villages – Naaduuni, Achima, Tiakasu, Kunkpende, Naaburubu, Kunajiiku, Rabayani, Sedorti, Tojinga, andiri.

The health of children in the Mamprusi West District has improved remarkably over the past 30 years. Measles is a thing of the past, mothers are very much aware of health problems and what to do in order to prevent convulsion when the children have a fever.

They know how to prepare the weaning diet, Mrs. Dora Schnecbelis, a Swiss, said this after a one week evaluation of the welfare of women and children in five communities in the district.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Sagnarigu in the Northern Region, Madam Mariam Iddrisu has been selected among the leadership of Pan African Council of REFELA for 2019-2021 at its recently held General Assembly held at Marrakesh, Morocco.

The Sagnarigu Municipal Assembly has disbursed 25,000 Ghana Cedis from its share of the Common Fund to support 48 needy but brilliant students, for the payment of their school fees.

Chiefs and Religious leaders in Kanvili, a suburb of the Sagnarigu Municipality have commended the Municipal Chief Executive of area, Hon. Iddrisu Mariam for her incredible leadership role played in averting a potential religious violence conflict in the community.

Sagnarigu MP Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini has dismissed reports that he was pelted with water by his constituents during the NDC constituency elections over the weekend.

There are reports that the MP, who is famous for his proverbs, was hooted at by his constituents as he toured the communities. The indigenes are reported to have demanded the first-term MP to provide them with jobs instead of the proverbs he has come to be known with.

Reacting to the reports, Alhaji Fuseini said although there is the need for jobs in the constituency, the constituents do not blame him for the lack of it.

The Municipal Chief Executive for Sagnarigu, Hon Iddrisu Mariam has advised motorist and road users to take road signs and traffic regulations serious to avoid needless accidents on the roads.

According to her, most of the carnage on our roads is as a result of negligence and carelessness from road users, adding that, respecting road signs can save more lives on the roads.

She urged the youth to wear a crash helmet and obey traffic regulations to save lives, stressing that, wearing crash helmet protect the head from injuring when an accident occurs.

The participation of Mariam Iddrisu, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Sagnarigu in the Northern Region in the United Nations’ World Urban Forum (WUF 9) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, appears to be paying off.

The MCE, who shared her practical experience in community connect programmes that she undertook in the Sagnarigu Municipality and their success stories for the participants, was able to market her municipality, which was carved out of Tamale Metropolitan Assembly, to the investing community in Malaysia and beyond.

The “presidential road” to be used by President Nana Akufo-Addo to the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale to partake in the 62nd Independence Day celebrations has been decorated in national colours.

The Metropolitan Chief Executive of Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior, has accused some regional and constituency executives of his party of a conspiracy to kick him out of office.

The Mayor of Tamale, Musa Superior, has made a passionate appeal to persons and individuals who are making financial demands from politicians on daily basis to stop because they (Politicians) cannot steal to meet their unbearable demands.

Residence of Bamvum, a suburb of Tamale is predominantly a farming community in the Tamale South Constituency of the Northern region. The community over the years have been battle with water crises for the past eight years and several calls to the member of parliament for the area, MP for Tamale South and Minority Leader of parliament, Haruna Iddrisu have all proved futile.

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) on Monday resumed its decongestion exercise within the central business district of the city to bring about discipline, sanity and orderliness on the roads, devoid of congestion and filth.

The Metropolitan Chief Executive of the Tamale Metropolis, Hon Iddrisu Musah Superior has been adjudged the Africa Mayor of the Year by the West African Regional Magazine (TWARM), in its 5th edition of the Business & Leadership Awards.

The Yendi Municipal Assembly in the Northern Region has approved its 2019 composite budget for the 2019 financial year.

The executive committee of the assembly approved the budget at its meeting at Yendi where all 43 assembly members approved the budget.

The Yendi Municipal Assembly (YMA) has outlined a number of initiatives in its 2018-2021 Medium Term Development Plan to tackle malnutrition and Post-Harvest Losses (PHL) to ensure food security.

The Yendi Municipal Police Command is on the hunt for about 10 young men captured in a video attacking an armed policeman.

Aliu Mahama Foundation (AMF) has undertaken a clean-up exercise at Yendi township as part of efforts to promote a clean and hygienic environment to prevent diseases.

The Yendi Municipal Assembly in the Northern Region has held a day’s public hearing on Draft Medium Term Development Plan (M.T.D.P) of the Assembly for the period 2018-2021.

The public hearing was to afford the public to come out with inputs for final MTDP for the area.

The local Government Act, Act 936 of 2016 establishes each District Assembly as the planning authority for the area of jurisdiction for the purpose of national economic planning. So the Law mandates all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAS) to prepare the Medium Term Development Plans every four years.

Mr Mahama Adama Walvis 52, a development worker and a youth activist who operates an NGO in Yendi was on Tuesday, unanimously confirmed as Yendi Municipal Chief Executive. In an election supervised by the Electoral Commission, Mr Walvis polled 57 out of the 61 votes cast with two against and two spoilt ballot papers representing 93.4 per cent of the votes cast.

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