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 Zabugu District Assembly in the Northern Region, has organised a stakeholders’ forum on the proposed rates for 2014, in line with the Local Government Act 462, (1993), which mandates the assemblies as rating authority.
The Municipal Chief Executive of the La-Nkwantanang/Madina, Mr Franklin Anku on Friday, asked market women to be cautious in their activities so as to prevent fire outbreaks in the newly renovated market for the area.
Mr Issifu Alidu Laa-Bandou, the 38-year-old Zabzugu District Chief Executive (DCE), has announced plans to organise stakeholders meeting to roll out a development blue print for the area noted for poverty amidst abundant resources.
Farmers in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region have hailed the sustainable development of rain-fed production project of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) being implemented in the area.