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Hon. Alhaji Limuna Mohammed Muniru
Hon. A.B.A. Fusein

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.

some stories in this region

  • TAMALE: Floods displace hundreds

    Hundreds of people have been left homeless and cut off from the rest of Tamale after torrential rains swept through the Northern Region capital.

  • KPANDAI: NLA supports rural community in Kpandai

    The National Lottery Authority (NLA), has presented a cheque for GH¢ 10,000 to the chief and people of the Sunghai Traditional Area in the Kpandai District in support of the development of the area.

  • SABOBA: Returning officer expresses delight about conduct of poll

    The Returning Officer for the Saboba District Assembly Elections, Mr. Wassah Ntaadi has expressed his joy and happiness about the conduct of this year’s District Assembly Elections in the District.

  • TAMALE: Roads minister presents dual desks to school

    Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Minister of Roads and Highways, has presented 200 dual desks to 400 pupils at the Presbyterian Primary school in the Tamale Central Constituency to improve teaching and learning in the academic entity.

  • SAVELUGU: Ministry distributes 6,000 cylinders, stoves

    Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Petroleum on Friday launched the Rural Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Promotion Programme at Savelugu in the Northern Region to distribute cylinders and cook stoves to low access rural areas in the region.

  • YENDI: Govt budgets GHȼ38million for LEAP

    Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection has announced that the Ministry would spend GH₵ 38 million on the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) this year.

  • MION: MP supports Mion District Health Centre

    Dr Ahmed Alhassan Yakubu, the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, has supported the Mion District Health  Centre, with two tricycle ambulances and some motorbikes valued at GH¢ 50,000 to help transport pregnant women to the health centre for safe  delivery.

  • KUMBUNGU: Kumbungu GES gets support

    The Tahima Baptist Child Development Programme (TBCDP) has presented two desktop computers and a printer, valued at GH¢ 6,761.63, to the Kumbungu District Directorate of the Ghana Education Service.

  • E GONJA: TI Ahmadiyya SHS closed down

    The Northern Regional Security Council has called for the immediate closure of Salaga TI Ahmadiyya Senior High School (SHS) after a gory clash between students and authorities of the school yesterday.

  • E GONJA: Man shot by police amidst chaos

    At least one person has been shot dead by police of Salaga in the East Gonja district in the Northern Region following riots between students and authorities of the T.l Ahmadiya School.

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