Upper West Region: Four Sissala Communities Record 49 Teenage Pregnancies In 2017

The Kulfuo Sub-District of Sissala East Municipal in Upper West Region recorded 49 teenage pregnancies in 2017, health officials have said, with 15 of them believed to be in their teens going into marriage. The staggering figure registered in four communities had Challu community topping the list with 17 recorded reported cases, followed by Mwanduonu 15, Kulfuo 12 and Tarsaw five, making a total of 49 in the sub-district. Mr Rauf Bawa Basugu, the Sissala East Municipal Health Information Officer,

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Upper West Region: Deputy Regional Minister Launches “the Tax and Good Governance Week of GRA”.

The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister in the person of Hon.Amidu Chinnia Issahaku,the Ag Regional Assistant Commissioner of Ghana Revenue Authority ,Mr. Ebenzer Mensah together with other stakeholders launch ‘’The Tax and Good Governance Week of GRA’’ The programme launching took place today 6th April, 2018 at the forecourt of the GRA Regional Office-Wa. The theme for today’s programme launch was ’’Filing your Tax Returns, your Civic Responsibility’’. The week long programme is geared towards enhancing tax compliance among eligible

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Gandawi Communities Celebrate Gandawi Naabahilime Festival

Gandawi clan celebrates their 9th annual Gandawi  Naabahilime festival in a grand style.Gandawi clan is  located in  the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region of Ghana. The clan comprises  of  8 communities namely :Buoti, Kandia,Pulima,Sorbelle,Silbelle,Kupulima,Jitong and Gbarima . This year’s celebration saw in  attendance the  Deputy Minister Upper West Regional Minister Hon.Amidu Chinnia Issahaku,Dce for Sissala West DistrictHon.Zakaria Mohammed Bakor, Former Dce’s ,assembly members,  revered chiefs ,the media fraternity and the general public. This year’s theme for the

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Anti-Illegal Rosewood Harvesting Task Force Donates School Uniform, Books and Mathematical Sets to School Children

A vigilante group dabbed”Operation Stop Rosewood Harvesting in Sissala East District ” comprising the youth with the collective aim of  stopping the operation of illegal felling of rosewood in Sissala East District have made a  donation  to school children in two communities. School children in Nabugubelle and Sumborun in the Sissala East District benefited from these donations. Items donated included,exercise books(200),mathematical sets (60) and school uniforms (120)the very needy children in school. Selection of beneficiaries was done by a team(Daniel,Munkailu,Ayamga

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THE CHANGING DYNAMICS OF DOWRY PAYMENT AMONG THE SISSALA

In olden times, the rules of inheritance impose the responsibility of finding and paying for a wife for younger brothers, sons and grandsons on the head of family. By this arrangement, the head of family was empowered to expend the collective resources of the family based on the needs of individual family members and the exigencies of the time. It is instructive to note that the same rules of inheritance require all able-bodied members of the family to work on

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Tomatoes farmers:Lack of Market Forced us to Quite Tomatoes Farming.

Tomatoes farmers association in the Upper East Region of Ghana have voiced out reasons for quiting tomatoes farming and rather have to engage in pepper farming peper. The peasant farmers,during a radio interview and represented by  focal person of the peasant farmers associati vented their frustration on the absence of ready market for their produce for many years,which paved  the way for market queens to exploite the,they buy their produce on credit couple with reluctance to pay. Follow up calls

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State Broad Caster: GBC Backtracks in Possible Prosecution of TV Licence Fee Defualters

The governing board of GBC has this afternoon issued a press statement backtracking the much talked about TV licence fee and possible prosecution of Defualters and hence the setting up of a special courts to handle cases. In a  press statement issued in an emergency meeting dated today 10th of January,2018,the board has weighed the challenges that had come with the implementation of the TV licence fee. The board noticing the outcry,anxieties,and apprehensions registered by the public with respect to

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Thousands of Unemployed Youth Besiege the Wa Jubilee Park to get Enlisted into the Ghana Immigration Service

Thousands of teeming unemployed youth thronged the  Jubilee Park  in Wa to part take in Ghana Immigration Service enlistment exercise. Scores of unemployed youth comprising degree holders,HND holders,and Senior High School levers thronged the Wa Jubilee Park in the Upper West Region to under go enlistment into  Ghana Immigration Service. Similar exercise being carried out across every region as is a nation wide exercise.Toady,as at 6:00am about750 applicants both males and females with 500 Senior High School levers for recruited

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U/W: Seven Arrested For Harvesting Rosewood In Sissala

The youth in the Sissala East district in the Upper West region through a taskforce which was set up on Tuesday, with the support of the police has arrested seven persons for harvesting rosewood in some communities in the area. On the first day of operation,  the taskforce visited Nabugbelle, Dolibuzon and Yagantu where the merchants instead of carting away rose wood that were lying in the community per the license that was issued by the ministry of Lands and

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PUPILS OF GBENEBISI SCHOOL FORCED TO STUDY UNDER TIN SHEDS

Pupils of Gbenebisi Primary school in the Sissala East District of the Upper West region are compelled to use  tine sheds as classrooms due to inadequate classrooms for teaching and learning.  Gbenebisi is a farming community located in the south east of the Sissala East District. the community is about 57 miles away from the District capital,with a very terrible road network.The people in the community are mainly of the Gurusi and Sissala tribe,with the Gurusi dominating.Due to the heterogeneous

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