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Electoral Commission (EC)

EC registers 125 persons during pilot exercise in Upper East

The Electoral Commission (EC) has successfully registered 125 Ghanaians in the Upper East Region during the two-day piloting exercise of the New Voters’ Registration. Speaking...

Upper East records 10 new COVID-19 cases

The Upper East Region has recorded ten new COVID-19 cases from three Districts, bringing the total number of cases to 18 and one death. The...

MMDAs asked to close markets for disinfection exercise

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has directed Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the North-East, Savannah, Upper East and...
Face Mask

Health facilities in Upper East have no face masks

Public health facilities in the Upper East Region have no disposable face masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect frontline healthcare providers...

Fire guts Buipe BOST depot truck park

There was an incident of fire at the truck park of the Buipe Depot of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST),...

Upper East records 16 rabies related deaths in four years

Sixteen rabies-related deaths in the Upper East Region, have been recorded by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the past four years. Mr Baba...

Voting has been smooth and peaceful in the Upper East

Voting in the District Level Elections (DLEs) has been smooth and peaceful in the Upper East Region. Voters were seen standing in queues, waiting patiently...
Maternal mortality rate

MBFHI project aids in maternal mortality reduction in Upper East

The Mother Baby Friendly Health Initiative (MBFHI) programme in the Upper East Region has contributed to the reduction of maternal mortality in the Region,...
Npp Flag

Thirty aspirants to contest in the NPP primaries in Upper East

Thirty Parliamentary aspirants of the New Patriotic Party, in the Upper East Region, have been vetted and qualify to contest in the parliamentary primary...
Launch Code

Ghana Building Code Unveiled in Upper East

The Ghana Building Code has been launched in Navorongo, Upper East Region, by the Ghana Standards Authority to provide key specifications for building and...
Light Of Hope Foundation Empowers Rural Women

Upper East Women Gets Empowered by a Foundation

The Light of Hope Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) working at Sumbrungu-Asoegoom in the Bolgatanga Municipality has set up poverty reduction scheme to empower...
Church of Pentecost

Pentecost Church rollout environmental campaign in Upper East

The Church of Pentecost in the Bolgatanga Municipality has launched an environmental campaign to rid the municipality of filth and encourage proper sanitation and...

Four Districts in Upper East Reach 2018 NHIS Premium Targets

Out of the nine District Offices of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Upper East Region, four have exceeded their premium targets...
Teenage Pregnancy

Upper East Records Abnormal Cases of Teenage Pregnancy

Madam Rofina Asuru, the Upper East Regional Deputy Director of Nursing Services (DDNS) in charge of Public Health activities says the region has exceeded...
Madam Paulina Patience Abayage Tree Planting

Launching of GNG Held in Upper East Region

Madam Paulina Patience Abayage, the Upper East Regional Minister, at the weekend inaugurated the Greening Northern Ghana (GNG) Project in the Region. The GNG is...

Upper East Fire Cases Drop

Statistics from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has revealed that fire outbreaks in the Upper East Region reduced by 24 cases in 2018...
Pharmacy Council

Only One Inspecting Pharmacist Exists in Upper East

Mr Benjamin Kwarteng Frimpong, the Upper East Regional Manager of the Pharmacy Council of Ghana has attributed the increasing rate of tramadol abuse among...
Education – National Year

Upper East: National Year of Reading Unveiled

Madam Paulina Patience Abayage, the Upper East Regional Minister has launched the region’s version of ‘National Year of Reading’ with a call on stakeholders...
Ghana Revenue Authority

Upper East Adhering to Excise Tax Stamp Order

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has described as “impressive” the level of Excise Tax Stamp compliance by retailers in the Upper East Region. It said...
30 ambulances procured under Mahama not fit for purpose

Regional Minister Laments Over the Lack of Ambulances

Madam Paulina Patience Abayege, the Upper East Regional Minister has expressed concern about the lack of ambulances to transport medical cases and casualties within...
Ghana Police Service

Unknown Gunmen Kills 2 Police Officers in Upper East

Two Policemen, Constables Godfred Amartey and Lois Boateng of the Special Weapon and Tactics (SWAT) unit of the Ghana Police Service in Bolgatanga were...

Upper East recorded 65 deaths from road crash in 2018

Sixty-five persons died in the Upper East Region in 2018 according to statistics from the Regional branch of National Road Safety Commission (NRSC). The figures...
Madam Paulina Patience Abayage

Regional Minister Urges Government to Help Reduce Poverty in UE

Madam Paulina Patience Abayage, Upper East Regional Minister, has called on traditional authorities and all in the society to support government policies to help...

8.2% Ghanaians Are Extremely Poor — According To GSS Report

Report on ‘Trends of Poverty and Inequality’ in Ghana has revealed that as per 2017 population projections, 6.8 million persons were captured as poor...

UNDP To Launch Human Development Report On Northern Ghana

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to launch a Human Development Report on Northern Ghana entitled “Bridging the Poverty Gap and Fostering Socio-Economic...
Ghana Education Service (GES)

Upper East: GES Holds Inauguration for Retired CHASS

The Upper East Regional Office of the Ghana Education Service (GES) on Wednesday inaugurated its first ever Retired Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary...

NCCE and Upper East Security Bodies lead anti-corruption campaign

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), as part of its anti-corruption campaign and this year’s Constitutional Week Celebration has engaged and educated security...
Illegal Miners

Upper East: Illegal Miners Take Entrepreneurial Training

Trax Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) operating in Bolgatanga, has supported some youth in selected mining communities in two districts in the Upper East...

Media charged to promote tourism in Upper East

Mr John Adams, the Upper East Regional Principal Marketing Officer, Ghana Tourism Authority has called on the media to project the beautiful scenes and...
food aid

Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture Project kicks off

A new Food Security and Climate Change Project, dubbed, “Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture Project” is to kick start in the Bawku West, Garu and Mion...