Hon. Stanislaus Alu Kandingdi (Dr) Kassena/Nankana Municipal
Kassena/Nankana Municipal is one of the Thirteen (13) Municipalities and Districts in the Upper East Region. The Administrative Capital of the Municipality is Navrongo. The Kassena-Nankana municipal lies within the Guinea Savannah woodlands. It falls approximately between latitude 11°10’ and 10°3’ North and longitude 10°1’ West. The Municipal share boundaries with Bongo District and Bolgatanga Municipal to the East, West Mamprusi to the South, to the West with Builsa South District, Kassena Nankana West District and Builsa District respectively, and Finally the Municipality shares boundaries with Burkina Faso to the North.
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has extended the free National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registration to inmates of Navrongo and Tamale Central Prisons in the Northern Sector of the Country.
Mr Mark Woyongo, Minister of the Interior and Member of Parliament (MP) for Navrongo Central, has appealed to National Democratic Congress (NDC) party delegates not to allow ethnic sentiments to destroy their ranks.
The current water situation for Kologo, a community within the Kassena Nankana East district, in the Upper East region has largely been improved with a boost in water facilities to ease access to potable water for the inhabitants.
The Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC) has instituted a provident fund for its staff into which the authorities pay 40 Ghana Cedis per staff per month to give the workers some financial cushioning at their retirement. In addition, the Centre has put in place a 200,000 Ghana Cedi staff revolving loan fund for the staff with very low interest rates ranging from 5% to 10%.
Dr Stanislaus Alu Kandingdi, Kassena East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has expressed worry at the continuous massive failure of candidates in the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) within the municipality.