The Northern Region, which occupies an area of about 70,383 square kilometres, is the largest region in Ghana in terms of land area. It shares boundaries with the Upper East and the Upper West Regions to the north, the Brong Ahafo and the Volta Regions to the south, and two neighbouring countries, the Republic of Togo to the east, and La Cote d’ Ivoire to the west.
The land is mostly low lying except in the north-eastern corner with the Gambaga escarpment and along the western corridor. The region is drained by the Black and white Volta and their tributaries, Rivers Nasia, Daka, etc.
Climate And Vegetation The climate of the region is relatively dry, with a single rainy season that begins in May and ends in October. The amount of rainfall recorded annually varies between 750 mm and 1050 mm. The dry season starts in November and ends in March/April with maximum temperatures occurring towards the end of the dry season.
The Tuma Kavi Development Association (TKDA), has offered various skills training programmes to young girls and boys in 20 communities in the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality, to equip them with employable skills to prevent them from early and forced marriages.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIS), Mr. Sylvester Mensah has assured his outfit’s readiness to settle out-standing debts owed various health facilities in the country.
Striking nurses and midwives of the Tamale Teaching Hospital are likely to resume work today, that’s according to the Northern regional branch chairman of the Nurses and Midwives association of Ghana, Musah Salifu.
The government has constructed a double-steel link bridge at Wenchiki in the Chereponi District of the Northern Region, to ensure an all-year round transportation across the district, its environs and neighbouring districts.
A Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has paid a working visit to Saboba district as part of efforts to whip up public enthusiasm towards the National Sanitation Day, which comes off tomorrow, 7th February 2015.