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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).

Elephants in the Mole National Park in the Savanna Region have destroyed several acres of farmland in the Larabanga community near the park.

The park is the largest wildlife conservation in West Africa with close to over 400 elephants among other fauna.

Instead of waiting on government and the Municipal Assembly to fix potholes that have dotted major streets in the Navrongo township, a group of young men have taken up the responsibility to fix the defects.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Karaga, Mr Alhassan Sualihu Dandaawa, has appealed to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NAMDO) to go to the aid of about 280 residents of Bagurugu in the Karaga District in the Northern Region whose houses were burnt during a conflict in the area.

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 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 Member of Parliament (MP) for Karaga, Mr Alhassan Sualihu Dandaawa, has appealed to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NAMDO) to go to the aid of about 280 residents of Bagurugu in the Karaga District in the Northern Region whose houses were burnt during a conflict in the area.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Many young people in the Tamale metropolis and the Sagnarigu municipality are embracing the weaving of the traditional northern fabric, also referred to by those in the south as the ‘northern kente’ as a source of livelihood.
Weaving of the fabric has now become an income generating venture for many young people, especially women, in parts of the metropolis and Sagnarigu.

Along the Tamale-Nyankpala road and some parts of the metropolis, young people, especially women, can be seen sitting behind locally manufactured meta

Hundreds of people in the Tamale metropolis on Tuesday morning besieged the premises of the Northern Regional office of Ghana Water Company (GWC) to demand why water is not flowing into their homes.

According to the protesters, the company had not supplied them with water for the past four months.

Some of the protesters told the Ghanaian Times that they have not had water since the beginning of this year.

“We have not had a drop of water from the pipes of GWC since January, and no explanation from the company,” they complained

They said the acute water shortage was bringing hardship on them as some children were not attending classes because they spend several hours looking for water on a daily basis.

Alhassan Sayibu, resident of Tamale, told the Ghanaian Times that, his children have not been to school since schools reopened three weeks ago as a result of the water crisis, and said his household sometimes depend on tricycle operators.

Another resident, Mr Salifu Fuseini, cited an instance when there was nearly exchange of blows in Kalaraga, a sub of Tamale, when a water tanker brought water to serve a large number of people who were desperately looking for water.

He predicted the outbreaks of waterborne diseases should GWC fail to supply water to households, since some residents were competing with animal for water in dams and streams.

The protesters appealed to the government to ensure that the GWC resumed supply of water to the people.

The workers of the GWC were not available for their response at the time of the demonstration, however, a reliable source at the company blamed the situation on the frequent power outages in the metropolis.

Meanwhile, Northern Regional Minister, Mr Salifu Saeed, has pleaded with residents to exercise restrain as the company had assured efforts were being made to resolve the water crisis.

Speaking to the Ghanaian Times, he said: “My outfit is working with the GWC to find solution to the water crisis as soon as possible.”

source: ghanaiantimes.com.gh

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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