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. Abdul-Rahman Hanan Gundadow, Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) recently embarked on a tour of some parts of the rural and peri-urban parts of the Metropolis to acquaint himself with the various developmental challenges facing residents in those parts in the Metropolis.
The Buipewura Mahama Abdulai Jinapor II, Paramount Chief of the Buipe Traditional Area, has called for sustained unity among the people of the north to collectively chart a common path for development.
Mr Laud Senanu, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA), has advised workers, especially those nearing retirement, to update their records with the SSNIT for prompt payment of their retirement benefits.
The Zabzugu District Assembly in conjunction with the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training ( COTVET), has handed over the training tools and working equipment’s for the youths in the district through its National Apprenticeship Program.