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.
Ahead of the September deadline directive by President Mahama for the completion of the national street naming and Property Numbering Policy this year, the Mion District Assembly has finished execution of the exercise in its enclave.
Efforts by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to increase dozens of deprived communities that could get light under the implementation of the Rural Electrification Programme (REP) up-north , is yielding good results.Lingbinsi, a local community within the North Gonja district has been connected to the national grid.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Savelugu/Nanton, Hon. Abdulai Alhassan Red, has attributed the poor sanitation condition in the area to lack of adherence to calls for change of attitude by residents.
The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) has reiterated its earnest strive in getting required facilities in place to deal with any Ebola case that might be reported at the facility.This is in connection with the eminent effort to acquire fully the isolation center being arranged by the Ghana Health Service.
Amplify Governance, a Canadian non-governmental organization(NGO) has offered to lend massive support to the Savelugu/Nanton Municipal Assembly to help step up its revenue mobilization efforts within the municipality.