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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.