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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:Northerners urged to support shea factory

    Mr Emmanuel Abu Alhassan, National Secretary of the Association of Shea Nut Farmers, Processors and Buyers of Ghana, has appealed to people in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions to support the establishment of the Nut For Growth (N4G), a shea nut processing company under construction at Duunyin along to the Tamale/Salaga highway.

  • TAMALE: Israeli Ambassador tours MASHAV’s Tamale kindergarten schools

    Israeli Ambassador in Ghana, Ms Sharon Bar-li, has visited four kindergarten schools participating in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme being undertaken in Tamale by MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.

  • TAMALE: MCE exhorts Muslims to uphold peace

    The Muslim Community in the Tamale Metropolis on Monday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with prayers at the Tamale Jubilee Park.

  • TOLON: Two NGOs donate computers to schools

    Five basic schools in the Tolon and Kumbungu Districts have received 40 Flat screen computers to improve their knowledge in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), as well as academic standards.

  • TAMALE: Tamale Nut company to create 30,000 jobs

    The Sheanut and Soybean Suppliers Association of Tamale has expressed gratitude to the Nuts For Growth (N4G), a new nuts company that is being built in the Northern Region with the aim of creating more than 30,000 jobs.

  • NANUMBA N: Two districts get Community Day Care Centres

    The Chamba and Nakpayili Communities in the Nanumba North and Nanumba South districts have benefited from a pilot Community Day Care Centre projects initiated by ActionAid to offer special care for kids free of charge.

  • MION:Private Sector urged to support rural SMEs

    The Mion District Assembly has together with the Business Advisory Centre train people who are into agro processing and agro industrial activities in the Mion district.

  • SAVELUGU:NGO making impact in the north

    Some youth groups in 10 districts of the Northern Region have gained access to participating effectively in decision making to improve good governance in their assemblies.

  • C GONJA: DCE calls for dry season farming

    Mr Mumuni Shiraz Ibn Yacin, Central Gonja District Chief Executive (DCE) has appealed to farmers in the district to embrace dry season farming as the surest way of helping to address the problem of food scarcity during dry season.

  • TAMALE: Minister blames Assemblies for conflicts

    Alhaji Abdul-Basit Fuseini, Deputy Northern Regional Minister has blamed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), as well as District Chief Executives (DCEs), in the Northern Region, for reneging their roles and responsibilities in curbing conflicts in the region.



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