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 President John Dramani Mahama in accordance with Article 243 of the 1992 Constitution and section 20 of the Local Government Act, Act 462, 1993, has nominated Mr. Alhaji Alhassan Musah for consideration as District Chief Executive for the Kumbungu District Assembly.
Mr Paul Apanga, Northern Regional Director of Education, has advised parents to offer their disabled children the needed education compared to those without disabilities to ensure that they do not grow up to become liabilities.
The Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA) has called on the government to reconsider the creation of new Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) and instead make the existing MMDAs more functional and effective.