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More communities in the North East Region are being cut off daily from the rest of the region due to heavy rains, the Regional Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Alhassan John Kweku told the media on Monday.

He lamented that more than ten communities in the East Mamprusi District in the early hours of Monday could not be accessed due to the torrential rains in the area.

Mr Kweku added that several houses have been collapsed compelling occupants to move to nearby communities for safety.

The Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region could soon boast of a military airstrip in the second term of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s administration.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who made this known during a courtesy call on Ya-Na Abukari II underscored the significance of the facility to residents and security agencies.

“The Akufo-Addo government intends to build a military airstrip here in Yendi. You will soon see military planes taking off and landing here in Yendi which will also facilitate in speedy travels during very essential occasions”, he revealed.

Torrential rains over the past week in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region have destroyed several farm lands at Yarigu, cutting off link roads to other nearby communities.

Apart from the damage caused to food crops like maize, rice, beans, okra, and groundnuts, the rains washed off portions of the main road and bridges, affecting economic activities.

When the Ghana News Agency (GNA) visited the community on Sunday to ascertain the extent of damage, it observed that most of the food crops were submerged.

Gender Minister, Cynthia Morrison and members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Gender, Children and Social Protection have visited some witches camps in the Northern Region.

The visits to two prominent witches in the region are part of ongoing efforts to end prevalent accusation of mostly women as witches in the region.

The delegation visited the Gnani and the Kpatinga witches camps in the Yendi and Gushegu municipalities on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, where they interacted with the inmates to know their plight and concerns.

The Nanton District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has held the second phase of its Social Auditing Engagement Programme to build citizens capacity to promote accountability in the district.

It was part of the NCCE’s Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP), supported by the European Union with the aim to promoting good governance by reducing corruption and improving on accountability in compliance with the rule of law.

The construction of an astro turf at Wintogo-Bolgatanga will solve a huge infrastructure deficit in the Upper East Region, Overlord of the Talensi Traditional Area, Tongraan Naab Kugbilson Nalebegtang has said.

The Overlord said this on Wednesday when Executives of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), led by President Kurt E.S Okraku called on him at the Tongaraan Palace at Tongo near Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.

The Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region could soon boast of a military airstrip in the second term of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s administration.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who made this known during a courtesy call on Ya-Na Abukari II underscored the significance of the facility to residents and security agencies.

“The Akufo-Addo government intends to build a military airstrip here in Yendi. You will soon see military planes taking off and landing here in Yendi which will also facilitate in speedy travels during very essential occasions”, he revealed.

The Nanton District Directorate of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has held the second phase of its Social Auditing Engagement Programme to build citizens capacity to promote accountability in the district.

It was part of the NCCE’s Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP), supported by the European Union with the aim to promoting good governance by reducing corruption and improving on accountability in compliance with the rule of law.

The Community Water and Sanitation and the Gushegu Municipal Assembly have jointly completed a small-town water system project in the area to provide residents potable water.

The project has come to relieve residents, especially women and children from walking long distances in search of water, particularly during the dry season in the Gushegu Township.

As part of the project, standpipes have been erected in communities and backyards of houses in the area with some residents connecting the water to their homes through pipes and paying token to fetch it.

People in the area started enjoying the water six months ago but the project is yet to be officially inaugurated.

The Gushegu Municipal Assembly addition has drilled 30 boreholes in 30 communities in the municipality to help address the water challenges in the area.

Mr Issah Musah, Gushegu Municipal Chief Executive, who briefed the Ghana News Agency at Gushegu on some of the projects executed by the Assembly, said the focus on the provision of water to residents was to promote sanitation and hygiene practices to prevent water-borne diseases in the area.

Mr Musah said the Assembly had also extended pipe-borne water through the provision of 4,500 litres storage tanks on metal stands for handwashing at Gushegu and Kpatinga Markets as part of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the area. “Drilling and mechanisation of a borehole with the provision of 4,500 litres storage tank on the metal stand for handwashing at Nabuli Market is also ongoing,” he added.

He spoke about the construction of roads in the area, saying the Assembly was not left out in the government’s year of roads agenda as some road networks were being attended to. He mentioned some of them, which included the reshaping of the seven-kilometre Gushegu to Gambiliduli Feeder Road, which was completed, and the ongoing construction of Gushegu town roads, Gushegu to Kpatinga Trunk Road, Gushegu to Nalerigu Highway, and the ongoing rehabilitation of Kpatinga to Bagnayili Feeder Road.

Mr Musah spoke about education and health sectors, where the Assembly constructed three-unit classroom blocks with ancillary facilities at Kpisinga and Batei, whilst the construction of a CHPS Compound at Yeshei was ongoing to expand access to education and health facilities in the area.

He assured residents of the area that the Assembly would continue to work to address their concerns advising them to revive their spirit of communal labour and mobilize themselves towards addressing some of the petty issues such as sanitation in their areas.

He also called on community members to observe the COVID-19 safety protocols as well as keep their surroundings clean to help fight the disease.

source: ghanaweb.com

Widows in Tamale Central have received GHC40,000.00 as support for their economic activities from the Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a non-governmental organisation.

The gesture is to ease the financial burden on the vulnerable women.

More than a hundred widows from various communities including Fuo, Gumeni, Taha, Kapohini and Wovugumeni benefitted from the gesture to boost their income.

The Municipal Chief Executive of the Sagnarigu Municipality, Hajia Mariam Idrissu, has cut sod for 700m road and 800m storm drain to be constructed at Ward-K, Kalpohin area, in the Sagnarigu Municipality.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, Hajia Mariam indicated the project is under the Ghana Secondary Cities program with funding from the World Bank.

She added that, the Ghana secondary cities program is a five-year (2019-2023) program designed by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaboration with the World Bank which aims; “to improve urban management and basic urban service delivery to address urban poverty and build resilient
cities.”

Yendi Municipal Assembly has presented farm inputs, metal containers, tricycles, and bicycles worth GHC47,630.00 to 53 Persons with Disability (PwD) in the Municipality.

The items included education support of 10 bicycles to 10 PwD students, capital input support; tricycle (Motor King) to a group of five PwDs from Gbungbaliga; a metal container, pockets of roofing sheets each to two PwDs; a deep freezer to one PwD; and fertilizers, seeds and weedicides with ploughing cost to PwD farmers.

Alhaji Hammed Abubakari Yussuf, Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, who presented the items to the PwDs at Yendi, said they were purchased through the Disability Fund from the District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF).

The Bole District Chief Farmer Alhaji Abdulai Allahkabo has grown a mango variety called “Pama” on his farm at Bole and there is a rush for the mango he is currently harvesting with people from all walks of life who heard of the mango moving to Bole to buy the mango, said to be medicinal.

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 Municipal Chief Executive of the Sagnarigu Municipality, Hajia Mariam Idrissu, has cut sod for 700m road and 800m storm drain to be constructed at Ward-K, Kalpohin area, in the Sagnarigu Municipality.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, Hajia Mariam indicated the project is under the Ghana Secondary Cities program with funding from the World Bank.

She added that, the Ghana secondary cities program is a five-year (2019-2023) program designed by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in collaboration with the World Bank which aims; “to improve urban management and basic urban service delivery to address urban poverty and build resilient
cities.”

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.

Widows in Tamale Central have received GHC40,000.00 as support for their economic activities from the Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a non-governmental organisation.

The gesture is to ease the financial burden on the vulnerable women.

More than a hundred widows from various communities including Fuo, Gumeni, Taha, Kapohini and Wovugumeni benefitted from the gesture to boost their income.

Two tricycle operators have crushed and battling for their lives over a lady in Lamasheigu, a suburb of Tamale.

They two, Salifu Mustafa 25 and Fuseini Dawuda 31 are currently at the emergency ward of the Tamale Teaching Hospital in critical conditions.

Salifu Mustafa is alleged to have been dating one Memunatu Alhassan who is a girlfriend to Fuseini Dawuda.

t is a dry season in Sahel and West Africa regions and this includes Ghana, specifically the regions of the north. This means many communities have been ushered into a season of a long search for water and thirst.
 
The situation is worse for areas that have not been connected to pipe-borne water. It is estimated that about 5 million Ghanaians rely on surface water to meet their daily water needs, leaving them vulnerable to water-related diseases.

The mayor of Tamale, Iddrisu Musah Superior, has opened a two-storey toilet facility for the Tamale Central Market in the Northern Region.

The 32-seater toilet facility was constructed through a partnership between the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) and Gapo Enterprise and has washing sinks, mirrors, offices, bathrooms, a space for ablution and fans.

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.

The Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region could soon boast of a military airstrip in the second term of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s administration.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who made this known during a courtesy call on Ya-Na Abukari II underscored the significance of the facility to residents and security agencies.

“The Akufo-Addo government intends to build a military airstrip here in Yendi. You will soon see military planes taking off and landing here in Yendi which will also facilitate in speedy travels during very essential occasions”, he revealed.

Yendi Municipal Assembly has presented farm inputs, metal containers, tricycles, and bicycles worth GHC47,630.00 to 53 Persons with Disability (PwD) in the Municipality.

The items included education support of 10 bicycles to 10 PwD students, capital input support; tricycle (Motor King) to a group of five PwDs from Gbungbaliga; a metal container, pockets of roofing sheets each to two PwDs; a deep freezer to one PwD; and fertilizers, seeds and weedicides with ploughing cost to PwD farmers.

Alhaji Hammed Abubakari Yussuf, Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, who presented the items to the PwDs at Yendi, said they were purchased through the Disability Fund from the District Assemblies’ Common Fund (DACF).

Alhaji Hammed Abubakari, Yendi Municipal Chief Executive has given the assurance that his outfit will continue to support ventures that will provide skills and jobs to the youth.

He said the area was now enjoying peace after the enskinment of a new Ya-Na, a situation that would create more opportunities for the growth and development of the area.

Alhaji Abubakari said this during the graduation ceremony of 18 hairdressers, who had completed their four-year apprenticeship at Yendi.

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.

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