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.
The WaterAid Ghana has secured a grant of 1.3 million dollars from the Conrad Norman Hilton Foundation (CNHF), to support localized governance and rehabilitation for sustainable water services in the Northern sector.
Mr Issifu Alidu Laa-Bandow, Zabzugu District Chief Executive (DCE) in the Northern Region, has asked Ghanaians to use the 58th Independence anniversary to reflect on what they could do to facilitate national development.
Mrs Dela Sowah, the Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, on Wednesday said countries with the lowest economic indicators report the highest rate of malnutrition, especially in children.
The Chiefs and Elders of East Gonja Traditional Council have thrown their weight behind 2014 National Best Farmer Mr. George Asamoah Amankwah on his exploits help to create employment through agriculture production as means of improving livelihood in the area.
The Tuma Kavi Development Association (TKDA), has offered various skills training programmes to young girls and boys in 20 communities in the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality, to equip them with employable skills to prevent them from early and forced marriages.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIS), Mr. Sylvester Mensah has assured his outfit’s readiness to settle out-standing debts owed various health facilities in the country.