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 Paul Apanga, Northern Regional Director of Education has expressed concern about government’s arbitrary citing of some educational projects to communities where their usefulness did not serve the needs of the people.
The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) has conducted a Deliberative Poll (DP) in the Tamale Metropolis on interventions that responded to the felt needs of the people in relation to rapid urbanisation that it developed.
The Zabzugu District Assembly has awarded contract for the construction of a three- unit classroom block, office/store and four- seater KVIP and urinary at Woribogu, and a similar facility for Zabzugu Senior High School.
Nyelinboligu-Naa Yakubu Andani Dasana, Regent of Bimbila, has appealed to people in Nanum to unite and focus on finding novelty ways of addressing the myriad of challenges facing the area and its people.