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The Ministry for Fisheries and Agriculture Development (MoFAD) has restocked 32 dams and dugouts with 10 million catfish, tilapia and heterotis fingerlings in some communities in the Northern part of the country.

The initiative is part of interventions being made to promote aquaculture development, Madam Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, Fisheries and Agriculture Development Minister said.

It has emerged that the expected initial funds of £68 million meant for the resumption and completion of work on the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmakong road is yet to receive cabinet and parliamentary approval.

Though Roads and Highways Minister Kwesi Amoako Atta in August this year said the government had secured the said amount from an European bank to ensure the completion of the road project, the loan facility is yet to receive the necessary approvals.

Twenty-two communities in the Bolgatanga East District of the Upper East Region will be connected to the national grid by the first quarter of 2020, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Bolgatanga East District Assembly has said.

This is expected to boost the local economy and livelihood of thousands of residents.

Mr Iddrisu Musah, the Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has said measures are in place to ensure that all government flagship programmes and interventions are effectively implemented in the metropolis.

He said this while addressing the Assembly’s first meet the press series, in Tamale, on Friday.

Residents of Sang in the Mion District have appealed to the Assembly and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) undertake maintenance work on the Saint Anthony Primary School which was affected by a recent storm.

They said the roof of the school was ripped off by rainstorm in April, 2019 and this has affected teaching and learning as well as many households in the area.

The Sagnarigu Municipal Chief Executive(MCE), Mariam Iddrisu, has disclosed that 20 dams were awarded for construction in the Municipality.

According to her, they are intended to serve multiple purposes such as domestic use, animal watering and farm irrigation.

Mr Iddrisu Musah, the Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has said measures are in place to ensure that all government flagship programmes and interventions are effectively implemented in the metropolis.

He said this while addressing the Assembly’s first meet the press series, in Tamale, on Friday.

Residents of Sang in the Mion District have appealed to the Assembly and the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) undertake maintenance work on the Saint Anthony Primary School which was affected by a recent storm.

They said the roof of the school was ripped off by rainstorm in April, 2019 and this has affected teaching and learning as well as many households in the area.

The Sagnarigu Municipal Chief Executive(MCE), Mariam Iddrisu, has disclosed that 20 dams were awarded for construction in the Municipality.

According to her, they are intended to serve multiple purposes such as domestic use, animal watering and farm irrigation.

A joint military and police operation in the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region has led to the arrest of 13 people believed to be sex workers (prostitutes) from Nigeria.

The security agencies over the weekend conducted the swoop in areas suspected to be the hideout where sex workers usually operate their illegal activities in the metropolis, and were immediately handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) for screening.

Members of the West Mamprusi Municipal Assembly in the North East Region have descended on the area police commander, following growing spate of highway robbery attacks in the region.

The armed gangs according to these assemblymen, are targeting market women and other road users in their localities. 

The Municipal Chief Executive for Sagnarigu in the Northern Region, Hajia Mariam Iddrisu has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to adequately engage and resource women aspiring to participate in the District Level Elections (DLEs).

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.

The Vice President Dr Mahammudu Bawumia has reiterated the call on the Komkombas and Chokosis to cease fire.

He stated that the intermittent violent conflicts were never a solution to any problem but rather aggravated the already high poverty and hunger in the area.

Some Chokosis (Anufors) living at Chamba, a village in the Bimbila constituency in the Northern region have fled their settlement following attacks on their properties in the early hours of Friday May 24 2019.

The residents are fleeing for their lives following recent clashes between Konkomba – Chokosis in far Chereponi district.

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.

Members of the West Mamprusi Municipal Assembly in the North East Region have descended on the area police commander, following growing spate of highway robbery attacks in the region.

The armed gangs according to these assemblymen, are targeting market women and other road users in their localities. 

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 Sagnarigu Municipal Chief Executive(MCE), Mariam Iddrisu, has disclosed that 20 dams were awarded for construction in the Municipality.

According to her, they are intended to serve multiple purposes such as domestic use, animal watering and farm irrigation.

The Municipal Chief Executive for Sagnarigu in the Northern Region, Hajia Mariam Iddrisu has called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to adequately engage and resource women aspiring to participate in the District Level Elections (DLEs).

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.

Mr Iddrisu Musah, the Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), has said measures are in place to ensure that all government flagship programmes and interventions are effectively implemented in the metropolis.

He said this while addressing the Assembly’s first meet the press series, in Tamale, on Friday.

A joint military and police operation in the Tamale Metropolis in the Northern Region has led to the arrest of 13 people believed to be sex workers (prostitutes) from Nigeria.

The security agencies over the weekend conducted the swoop in areas suspected to be the hideout where sex workers usually operate their illegal activities in the metropolis, and were immediately handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) for screening.

Two persons died while two others sustained injuries following torrential rainfall in the Tamale metropolis and its environs on Thursday afternoon.

The dead have been identified as Boya Yakubu, a middle-aged woman and Christopher, an ice cream seller believed to be in his 20s. They are said to have been electrocuted in a metal container shop they had sought refuge in during the heavy downpour around the taxi rank near the Tamale Central market.

Alarmed by the growing insecurity in the Tamale metropolis, religious leaders on Monday declared their support for the Tamale Metropolitan Security Council in its fight to contain the problem/

Drawn from the Central Mosque, Anbariya and the Zongo Chief Imam Shehu, the religious leaders pledged their unflinching support to the Tamale Project. They made the pledge on condition that authorities will broaden their consultation, be fair, just and respect traditional authorities while urging city authorities to ensure that those tasked to help instil discipline are themselves disciplined.

The leader of Anbariya Islamic Institute, Sheik Saeed Zakaria said religion is clear on social vices and called for wide consultation in everything city authorities intend carrying out.

Sheik Zakaria said he has received several complaints from residents on the increasing social vices in Tamale and had to embark on tour of the metropolis to unearth the veracity or otherwise of what he was told, especially prostitution .

The Islamic scholar revealed that he was shocked to the marrow when his son drove him round all the hangouts of the prostitutes, adding that at each stop or gathering place of the ladies of the night, the prostitutes approached them thinking they were clients.

The experience made him realized that Tamale is no more the city they use to know and urgent attention was needed, the Sheik said. S

Sharing his opinion at the TaMA consultative conference on the rising indiscipline and insecurity in Tamale, the Sheik said he had to call on the regional chief Imam and tell hime that religious leaders will be held responsible for the decay if they did not speak out.

The chief, Sheik Saeed added expressed worry and assured him of his support. He also called on the Tamale old him that he has an obligation by virtue of him being the traditional leader to ensure sanity in Tamale, the revered Islamic scholar added.

Representatives of the regional Chief Imam, Sheik Ghazeli said they are in full support of the Tamale Project to bring the sinking image of Tamale. The Salichin Zongo ( Zongo Chief) in Tamale, Shehu Abdul Mummin Dalhu reminded city authorities to be just in the implementation of the project.

Leader of Masjidul Brayan, Sheik Ibrahim Basha did not mince words. He said if the people to implement the project themselves are not clean then, they should forget about it.

 

source: zaaradio.com

The Tamale interchange project has started in earnest three months after President Akufo-Addo cut the sod to signal commencement of work on project.

Former Deputy trade minister, Murtala Mohammed likely to face NDC primaries disqualification as he is alleged to have not registered under Tamale central constituency.

New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate aspirant for Yendi Constituency, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama has sponsored eight of his constituents to perform this year’s pilgrimage in the Holy City of Mecca.

Some farmers, chiefs and opinion leaders in the Northern Region have petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to grant a Letter of Intent to the owners of Alafei Foods to enable them source funding to establish their industrial base in the Yendi municipality under the One District-One Factory flagship initiative.

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.

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