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.
Reports from the Nanumba North District in the Northern Region indicate that calm has been restored to the area after sporadic shooting between rival factions on Thursday night. Disagreement over the burial place of the Na-Kpana Salifu Dawunide reportedly resulted in the sporadic shooting.
“Rapid and expansive development in most communities is highly achieved with a strong collaboration between MMDAs and Traditional rulers”, Mr. Simon Belembe, the Presiding Member for Sawla-Tuna-Kalba has revealed.
The contractor working on the first lot of the147.5 km Fufulso-Damongo-Sawla road in the western part of the northern region is having it tough with owners of temporal structures along the main street of Damongo.
A two-day forum code-named ‘ Gonjaland Economic Forum” is to be opened in Accra tomorrow March 4, at the Best Western Premier Hotel to officially discuss investment opportunities within the Gonja Kingdom.
The District Chief Executive of the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District, Philip N. Laari has handed over the maternity ward at the new district hospital in Bunkpurugu to the district Health directorate of the area.
The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), a child focus non-governmental organization, has received $ 25,000 donation from DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd. to support a new solar energy project in Ghana.
The Yendi Municipal Assembly and the Ghana Education Service have put in plans to revamp the District Education Oversight Committee (DEOC) in the area to raise the fallen standards of education in the area due to a number of problems, particularly the teacher absenteeism.
The Savana Signatures, a non-governmental organization, using Information Communication Technology (ICT) for development, has presented two computers and accessories to the Education Directorate of the Sagnarigu District Assembly.