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.
Striking nurses and midwives of the Tamale Teaching Hospital are likely to resume work today, that’s according to the Northern regional branch chairman of the Nurses and Midwives association of Ghana, Musah Salifu.
As part of the government avowed quest to get rid of the country out of overwhelming filth being saddled with by the citizenry, with its associate sicknesses such as cholera, Malaria, typhoid, diarrhoea etc. in consequence of that, state uses scarce resources which otherwise could have been used to advance the So-cio economic progress of the nation, and to combat the spread of these sicknesses, in pursuance of that, The National Sanitation Day, has been instituted 1st Saturday in every Month, under the auspices of Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development ( MLGRD), to aggressively championed the campaign such that all and sundry would be a player to this laudable call in order to achieve its intended purpose.
The Northern Region is to host the forthcoming National Sanitation Exercise, which would take place on February 7, Mr Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has announced.