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 World Bank has donated $156 million dollars to build 23 new Senior High Schools to improve quality education in the country, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, Northern Regional Minister announced on Thursday.
The District Chief Executive of the Bunkpurugu Yunyoo District, Hon Philip N. Laari has revealed that over twenty principal streets within the district have been assigned names in the first phase of the nationwide Street Naming and Property Numbering (SNPN) exercise.