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teenage pregnancy

Upper West winning war against teenage pregnancy despite COVID-19

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The Upper West Region has made strides in reducing teenage pregnancy despite COVID-19 pandemic, which engulfed the country in March 2020. Available statistics from the...
Office Inauguration

Nobody will build Upper West Region for us – Eledi

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Mr Clement Eledi, the President of the Upper West Regional Bar Association, says the development of the Upper West Region is in the hands...
Child Protection

Issues of child protection must concern all – Director

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Mr Peter Maala, the Upper West Regional Coordinating Director, has indicated that issues concerning child protection and welfare ought to be a concern for...
Children With Special Needs

Myriad of challenges affecting children with special education needs – NGO

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The Necessary Aid Alliance, a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), has observed that there are myriad of challenges militating against performances of children with special needs...
scholarships

REACH-STR Project offers Scholarships to 14 Masters/PhD students

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The Resilience Against Climate Change-Social Transformation Research and Policy Advocacy (REACH-STR) Project has offered scholarships to 14 Masters and PhD students. The students are from...
Prof Bagah

Prof Bagah wins UWR Council of State elections

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Professor Daniel Anlieu-Mwini Bagah has won the Council of State Election in the Upper West Region to represent the region. He polled 21 out of...
Social Illegal Migration

GIS firms up measures to curb illegal migration

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The Upper West Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) says it has firmed up measures to ensure that illegal migration into and...
Kuoro Bareche Nlowie Baninye Ii

Chief targets Council of State position to develop UWR

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Kuoro Bareche Nlowie Baninye II, the Chief of Niator in the Sissala West District, says he will make the development needs of the...
Kuoro Barecheh Nlowie Baninye II

Council of State aspirant promises to lobby for salary and cars for Assembly members

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Kuoro Barecheh Nlowie Baninye II, an aspirants for the Member of Council of State elections in the Upper West Region has promised to lobby...
Riccs Meeting

COVID-19 is affecting Open Defecation Free campaign – RICCS

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The Upper West Regional Inter-agency Coordinating Committee on Sanitation (RICCS) says COVID-19 is adversely affecting the Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign in the Upper...
Ghana police

Upper West Police arrest 83 persons for flouting covid-19 protocols

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The Upper West Regional Police Command has arrested 83 persons, comprising 66 males and 17 females, for refusing to wear nose masks in public...
Employers Training

Forty informal sector employers trained on ILO Convention 190

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A total of 40 selected informal sector employers across the Upper West Region have been trained on the International Labour Organisation Convention 190 (ILO...
arrested

COVID-19: Police to arrest anyone who flouts protocols

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The Upper West Regional Police Command said it will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any individual or group of persons who flout the...
Donation Exercise

WaterAid Ghana donates handwashing facility, sanitisers to WMA

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WaterAid Ghana has donated a foot-operated handwashing facility and 300 boxes, comprising 12 pieces each of hand sanitisers to the Wa Municipal Assembly (WMA)...
Fire

Fire guts seven shops in Wa ‘Kejetia’ Market

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Fire razed seven shops at the Wa ‘Kejetia’ market in the early hours of Saturday, officials say. The owners of the...
Kayayei

Successive governments failed to address issues of ‘Kayayee’ in Ghana – Research

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There has been a failure on the part of successive governments to address the issues affecting ‘Kayayee’ (female head porters) in Ghana with regards...
open-defecation

Upper West ends 2020 with 66 per cent ODF coverage

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The Upper West Region has ended the year 2020 with 779 communities out of a total of 1,169 communities in the region attaining Open...
Wa Technical Institute

Wa Technical Institute gets sickbay

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Mr Osbert Salifu Dambia, the Vice Principal in charge of Administration at the Wa Technical Institute (WTI), has disclosed that a sickbay would soon...
Naa Yelpoee Mwaamuo II

Sombo community enskins new divisional chief

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The people of Sombo at the weekend enskinned Naa Yelpoee Mwaamuo II as the new Chief of the Divisional Area in the Nadowli-Kaleo District...
Wa Technical Institute

COVID-19 Wa Technical Institute students to receive counselling

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Students at the Wa Technical Institute will receive guidance and counselling to dispel possible fears among the students of contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as...
Social Fire Audit

Ghana National Fire Service inspects fire safety equipment

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The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has inspected fire safety equipment and installations at the Upper West Regional Hospital in Wa. The review...
Fire Outbreak

Domestic fires lead as general fire incidents rise in Upper West Region

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General fire incidents in the Upper West Region have increased from 198 in 2019 to 243 in 2020 with domestic fires leading the chart...
accident

Accident deaths decreases in Upper West Region

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Total number of persons killed through various road crashes in the Upper West Region have decreased from 58 in 2019 to 54 in 2020...
Mr Bernard Mornah

Bernard Mornah congratulates Alban Bagbin on his new position

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Mr Benard Ambataayele Mornah, the People's National Convention (PNC) 2020 parliamentary candidate for Nadowli-Kaleo Constituency, has congratulated Mr Alban S. K. Bagbin on his...
National Democratic Congress (NDC)

Upper West NDC congratulates Bagbin

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The Upper West Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Congress has congratulated Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on his election as Speaker of the...
Alban Bagbin

People of Wa hail Bagbin’s election as Speaker of Parliament

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Some residents of Wa including; market women have hailed the election of Mr Alban Sumana Bagbin, as Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the...
Social Donation Christmas

MTN Ghana donates to Christmas Babies in Wa

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The Upper West Region office of MTN Ghana has donated assorted items including baby oil, baby diapers, soaps and wrappers among others to...
Jesus Christ

There is sufficiency in Jesus’ sacrifice – Pastor Kumuyi

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Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi, the General Overseer of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, has said the birth and death of Jesus Christ is sufficient...
Carols Night

FDA holds Carols Night and Nine Lessons in Wa

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The Upper West Regional office of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has held Carols Night and Nine Lessons in Wa in commemoration of...
Business Development

NBSSI supporting business growth in UWR

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Mr Mohammed Moomin, the Upper West Regional Manager of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), said his outfit is working to help...