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.
Several houses and school infrastructure in the Daboya township, got their roofs blown away when a severe rainstorm hit the town and its surrounding communities on Sunday night, causing havoc to life and property.
The Gushegu District Assembly is highly committed to improve the level of sanitation in its various environs as it had geared up to increase institutional latrines in some selected schools of the area.
Mr Amoli Abako, the Tolon District Director of Education, has expressed worry about the consistent falling standards in the performance of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the district and said it needed a holistic approach to reverse the trend.
For the past three years in Gushegu District in the Northern region, as many as 15 communities have duly benefited from clean water facilities meant to boost efforts in the water system of the area, District Chief Executive of the Assembly, Fuseini Alhassan revealed.
The Paramount chief of Gonjaland Traditional area, Yagbonwura Sulemana Tuntunmba Bore Essa (1,) has stressed that peace and unity underpins the socio- economic and infrastructural development, for that matter there is the need as citizens of northern Ghana to promote the inter and intra tribal synergies among the tribal groupings. This according to him can help alleviate some of the numerous chieftaincy and land related disputes in Ghana.
The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has launched a US,498,465 quality rice development project to increase rice production and reduce food insecurity in the country.
Mr Alhassan Mohammed Sorugudoo, Sagnarigu District Chief Executive, has warned chiefs and other people who encroach on state lands to keep off, or have their properties demolished without compensation to pave way for development projects.