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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

  • YENDI:School projects inaugurated

    Three School Projects at the cost of over GH¢ 117,814.00 has been inaugurated at Gbungbaliga, and Adibo in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region.

  • YENDI:Tamale NGO awards teachers

    The Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) a Tamale-based international NGO on Friday awarded some three teachers in the Yendi Municipality for their hard work and dedication to duty as a way of motivation to improve teaching and learning in the area.

  • MION:Cholera outbreak hits Mion District

    The Mion District in the Northern Region has been hit by cholera outbreak with 28 cases recorded within the past two weeks, Mr Dan Makandan, Mion District Chief Executive, has announced.

  • MION: Bonzali Rural Bank opens new branch at Mion

    The Bonzali Rural Bank is continously extending its network in the Northern region, as it has opened a new branch at Mion to assist offer banking services for residents of the area.

  • TAMALE:UNICOF donates to Nyohini Children’s Home

    The Union of Industrial Commerce and Finance Workers (UNICOF) has presented items valued at GH¢2,000 to the Nyohini Children’s home in the Tamale metropolis.

  • KARAGA:Imoro Yakubu gets approval as DCE

    Government nominee for the District Chief Executive for Karaga Imoro Yakubu has been overwhelmingly endorsed by assembly members of the District.

  • SAVELUGU:Communities educated on Ebola

    An Ebola sensitization programme has been rolled out for several communities in the Savelugu/Nanton municipality in the Northern region.

  • KUMBUNGU:Assembly gets new DCE nominee

    The President John Dramani Mahama in accordance with Article 243 of the 1992 Constitution and section 20 of the Local Government Act, Act 462, 1993, has nominated Mr. Alhaji Alhassan Musah for consideration as District Chief Executive for the Kumbungu District Assembly.

  • MAMPRUGO M: Parents advised to educate disabled children

    Mr Paul Apanga, Northern Regional Director of Education, has advised parents to offer their disabled children the needed education compared to those without disabilities to ensure that they do not grow up to become liabilities.

  • TAMALE:150 trained as peace Ambassadors in schools

    The West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP-Ghana) has recruited 150 pupils drawn from ten (10) selected schools in the Tamale Metropolis for training as peace Ambassadors.



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