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Hon. Alhaji Limuna Mohammed Muniru
Hon. A.B.A. Fusein

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.


some stories in this region

  • MION:Assembly advances street naming time limit

    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.

  • ZABZUGU: District accomplishes street naming exercise

    The street address team (SAT) of Zabzugu District Assembly in the Northern Region, at the weekend completed the street naming and property numbering project.

  • N GONJA:Lingbinsi connected to national grid

    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.

  • TOLON:12 School buildings destroyed

    A total of 12 primary schools in the Tolon District of the Northern Region have had their roofs ripped off by severe rainstorms.

  • SAVELUGU:Concerted effort needed in dealing with sanitation – MCE

    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.

  • MION:Mion District completes street naming exercise

    The Mion District Assembly in the Northern Region has successfully completed its task of naming the streets to beat the September 30, deadline directive issued by President John Dramani Mahama.

  • TAMALE: Plan-Ghana extends operations to Northern Region

    Plan Ghana, an NGO working to promote child rights to end poverty has extended its operations to the Northern Region to contribute its quota towards improving child welfare in the area.

  • TAMALE: Airport expansion would benefit the youth

    The youth of the Northern Region are expected to tap into the economic benefits that will accompany the upgrade of the Tamale Airport to an international standard.

  • TAMALE:Ebola Isolation Center to be ready shortly

    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.

  • SAVELUGU:NGO supports assembly to improve revenue mobilization

    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.



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