AN EXCURSION TO THE KUNKUNO RIVER

Below is brief information gathered about the Kunkuno River: The River is located between Santijan and Gbenebisi communities respectively in the Sissala East Municipal of the Upper West Region and Kunkuno and Donninga communities respectively and located in the Bulsa South of the Upper East Region. The Kunkuno River takes its source from the Sisili River in Sissala East Municipal of the Upper West Region. Communities very close the river line are Kunchogu and Basirisan. There is a small island

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UW/R: Four Suspected Poachers to Face The Law Court for Killing a Migratory Elephant

Four persons suspected to poachers are to be arraigned before court for allegedly killing an elephant in a company others ostensibly moving from Gbelle Resorce Reserve in Ghana to Zainga Reserve in Burkina Faso. On 23rd May 2020 and around 12:45am, a joint security body comprising the Military, BNI, Police and Wild Life Division stormed a farming community called Vamboi were suspected killers of the elephant reside. In all 12 persons were picked for questioning. After screening, four persons have

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UW/R: Gbelle Resource Reserve Gets a Viewing Height

As part of putting in measures to market the reserve globally to visitors, a viewing height or platform has been erected in the Gbelle Resource Reserve to aid visitors have a good view of the game or animals in the reserve. This new development which forms part of a series of innovations to make the reserve very attractive visitors was disclosed by the park manager in the person of Dr.NanaOwusu Ansah. He also did add that, a road is being

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Sissala West District: Gbelle Resource Reserve and Other Bodies Hand Over Excavated Crocodile Pond to Wuljua Community in Gwollu

It took a collaborative effort by four entities comprising two state owned and two private bodies to get a crocodile pond engulfed with a high amount of mud in Wuljua community of Gwollu. Gwollu is the capital town of the Sissala West District in the Upper West Region. The short handing over ceremony of the desilted or excavated crocodile pond took place in the morning of 30th April, 2020. The short but colorful event saw in attendance, the D.C.E for

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Upper West Region: Fear and Panic Grip Gbelle Resource Reserve Game Guards ;as Poachers Constantly Attack them

Gbelle Resource Reserve guards continuously get physically assaulted by suspected hunters seemingly with reason of preventing them from poaching in the reserve which is a crime and liable for fine or imprisonment. The reserve is the second largest natural resource reserve apart from the Mole National park in the newly created Savannah Region in the Northern part of Ghana. Frantic efforts from the state through the Wild Life Division under the Forestry Commission to make the reserve attractive to both

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Sissala East Municipal: Rainstorm Wreaks Havoc in Tumu Town and its Environs

A sweeping storm accompanied by little rain has brought about destruction in some parts of the Sissala East Municipal. The disaster took place on the night of 28th April, 2020 lasting for more than an hour. According some residents, this particular experience is unusual and therefore very scaring to contend with. A sudden storm seemingly emanating from the Upper East Region sweeping across carried in it a heavy wind which could carry a human left its victims running helter skelter 

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Sissala East: The Okoa Project Pilots Prototype Ambulances in Deprived communities

The Okoa Project is an International Non-Governmental Organization that was given birth to in Tanzania with the aim of increasing access to health care by facilitating medical transportation of sick person’s especially pregnant women in to the nearest health facilities in very deprived communities. The Okoa project’s intervention revolves around the ingenuity of engineers(local artisans and technical students) to come out with practical and innovative solutions to local problems and thus ensuring sustainability. Against this back drop, The Okoa Project

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An Irate Youth of the Sissala East Municipal Stormed The Municipal Forestry Office over Resurgence of Rosewood Harvesting

An irate youth comprising Sissala Union and Sissala Youth Forum today, 18th February, 2020 stormed the Municipal Forestry office over an alleged action and inaction of the officers suspected to be the results of the creation of fertile grounds for the resurgence of the harvesting of rosewood in the area. The Sissala East Municipal is one among the hardest hit in the Upper West Region by the nefarious activities of illegal loggers amidst numerous protests and resistance by well-meaning people

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A complete Mouth -Watery Package for Tourists/Visitors in Ghana

Ecotourism is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment sustains the wellbeing of the local people and their culture and involves interpretation and education” (TIES, 2015). GBELE RESOURCE RESERVE (586km2). The Gbelle Resource Reserve was established in 1975.Geographically, the reserve was established in the short-grass savannah zone. Gbele Resource Reserve is the only wildlife protected area in the Upper West Region of Ghana. It is also located within the jurisdiction of four district assemblies: Sisaala West,

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Sisaala East Municipal: Tumu Lorry Park to be given a Befitting Upgrade; says Upper West Deputy Regional Minister

According to the Minister, barring any last minute changes, the Tumu lorry park will receive a major face-lift to save it from the current small size and deplorable state leaving the main road always impassable by stationary long vehicles on transit. The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Mr.Amidu Issahaku Chinnia has disclosed that, plans are far advanced for a contractor to move to sit and start working on the Tumu Lorry Station. This, the Minister said will brace the lorry

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