Management of Gbele Resource Reserve of the Wild Life Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana Introduces Rabbit Farming in Fringe Communities; as a way of reducing Poaching in Protected Areas

The management of Gbele Resource Reserve under the Wild Life Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana has introduced and organized a training program for selected fringe communities in rabbit farming as an alternative livelihood source. The training event took place at the Tuderidep conference hall and on the 11th February 2021 The event saw in attendance about 20 participants from 8 communities such as Tumu, Welembelle ,Santie, Jijen,Timmie, Duwie, Dasima and Silbelle and all in both Sissala East Municipal

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Sissala West District: A Newly Built 40 Bed Facility Handed over to the Hospital Authorities

A newly completed Maternity and children block in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region was today handed over to the District Health Directorate by the Upper West Regional Minister and the District Assembly after a delayed handing over for apparently no tangible reason made to the public. The handing over or commissioning of the new facility was in a response to a call by a citizen vigilante in an article titled’ ’An Open Letter to The Upper

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An Open Letter to the Upper West Regional Minister

I bring to you Warm greetings Dr.Hafiz Bin Salih! Please permit me to share what I call my nightmare and that of both residents and visitors of a District under your care and also fortunately and directly controlled by your very persona lately. The sissala West District is incontrovertibly one of the Districts in the region that is gravely underdeveloped and thus left in a sorry state despite their records of being part of the two Districts that produces the

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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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