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Leap Programme

Communities appeal for inclusion in LEAP programme

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The residents of Damwaateon and Mwaakpa in the Wa West District, have appealed to the government to extend the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP)...
Covid Positivenegative

Upper West Region records first case of COVID-19

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The Upper West Region has seen its first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus, that has changed the normal routine and pattern of life...
Covid Positivenegative

Government supports MMDAs to fight COVID-19

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The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, through the Common Fund Secretariat, has supplied Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembly (MMDAs) with materials...
water

Baleofiiri Assembly Member appeals for potable water

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Mr Yussif Gizuure, the Assembly Member for the Baleofiiri Electoral Area in the Wa West District, has appealed to government and benevolent non-governmental organisations...
Covid 19

Upper West Region fully prepared to deal with COVID-19

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Mr Prosper Lana, the Head of Administration at the Upper West Regional Hospital, has given the assurance that the hospital has put in place...
teenage pregnancy

518 teenage pregnancies recorded in Wa West District

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A total of 518 teenage pregnancy cases were recorded in the Wa West District Health Directorate in the Upper West region in 2019. The figure...

Wa Municipal, Pentecost Church clean Wa Municipality

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The Church of Pentecost in collaboration with the Wa Municipal Assembly has organised a massive clean-up exercise in Wa to climax the “Environmental Care...

Youth advised to utilise government social interventions

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The youth have been advised to take advantage of government’s flagship programmes and interventions such as the Planting for Food and Jobs and Planting...
Ghana Health Service

Ghana Health Service takes steps against COVID-19

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Dr Anthony Ofosu, the Deputy Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), says the service has put in place systems and measures...

Health Director expresses concern about increasing neonatal deaths

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Dr Osei Kuffuor Afreh, the Upper West Regional Director of Health Services, has expressed concern about the increasing rate of neonatal mortality in the...

Staff advised to be committed and loyal

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Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, has advised staff of the Local Government Service to be committed to their job...

Lack of schools in Paala push girls into early marriages

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Girls in the Paala community in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region have resorted to early marriages due to their...

Paala community cries for a health facility

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Residents of Paala, a farming community in the Wa West District, have appealed to the government to consider constructing a health centre in...

Bad roads affecting economic activities in Paala community

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Residents of Paala community in the Wa West District of the Upper West Region have raised concerns at the lack of feeder roads and...

Seiyiri basic school in dire need of classroom block

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Residents of the Seiyiri community in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region have appealed for a classroom block and furniture to...
Electoral Commission (EC)

Four women win District Assembly elections in UWR

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Only Four out of 18 women who contested the December 17 District Level Election (DLE) in the Upper West Region won to represent their...
Women farmers

Farmers advised to practise Integrated Soil Fertility Management

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Dr Alhassan Lansah Abdulai, an Agro-Meteorologist at the Wa office of the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research...

Farming is not a preserve of the uneducated – Prof Ziem

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Professor Juventus Benogle Ziem, a Microbiology Professor at the School of Medical Health, University for Development Studies (UDS), has stated that farming is...

Mentally ill man runs amok in Sissala West, attacks residents

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Issah Mahamadu, a 40-year-old suspected mentally ill man allegedly attacked and killed one person and wounded two others at Desime in the Sissala West...
arrested

Police arrests over 20 in a shooting incident

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The Upper West Regional Police Command says it has arrested more than 20 persons in connection to a shooting incident at Sakai in the...

Farm is a factory with inputs and output – Research specialist

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Dr Julius Kotir, a Research Fellow with the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, has said researchers need to develop new technologies and...

Farmers advised to plant improved seed varieties

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Farmers in Babile in the Upper West Region have been advised to cultivate improved seed varieties to increase yield. Mr Dangana...

Stakeholders schooled on FDA new guidelines

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Stakeholders in the Upper West Region have been schooled on the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) new guidelines for shelf-life of processed food...

Wa Municipal Assembly organises clean-up exercise

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The Wa Municipal Assembly, in collaboration with the Dumba organising committee of the Waala Traditional Area, on Saturday embarked on a clean-up exercise in...

Vice President mourns Council of State member Alhaji Mogtari

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Vice President, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, on Wednesday led a government delegation to Wa in the Upper West Region to observe the funeral rites of...
teenage pregnancy

Community enacts by-laws to fight teenage pregnancy and elopement

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Naa Baloree-Zumoh Baligi III, Chief of the Kpare Traditional Area, has enacted by-laws to outlaw elopement and teenage pregnancy in the community to...
Nation Builders Corps (NABCO)

NABCO implementing partners told to inculcate discipline among personnel

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Implementing partners of various modules of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) have been advised to instil discipline among personnel to ensure successful implementation of...
WA Child Education

Prioritise education of children for better future – Escof Zinnia Foundation

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The Founder and Executive Director of Escof Zinnia Foundation, Mrs Esther Donkoh, has urged parents and other education stakeholders to prioritise education of children...
UDS

Convert Babile Agricultural Station into UDS campus – Lawra Naa

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Naa Puowele Karbo III, Paramount Chief of the Lawra Traditional Area, has implored government to consider converting the Babile Agricultural Research Station as an...
Tomato Farming

Pigbengben tomato farmers appeal for processing factory

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Tomatoes farmers at Pigbengben in the Wa West District have called on government to consider establishing a tomato processing factory in Upper West under...