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Flood hinders access to education, healthcare at Vea, surrounding communities


Residents of Vea and its surrounding communities in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region are struggling to access education and healthcare delivery, among other social services, due to the recent torrential rains. The rains have flooded the main road near the Vea Dam, which links the communities to the Regional Capital, Bolgatanga and […]

Binduri SHS shut down temporarily over lack of food

By: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH The Binduri Community Day Senior High School (SHS) in the Upper East Region has been temporarily closed down. The closure stems from the school’s inability to provide meals for the students since May 29, 2023. In protest against the school administration and the government, the students boycotted classes on Tuesday, July 11, […]

MOFA lifts ban on movement and consumption of ruminants in Upper East

MOFA lifts ban on movement and consumption of ruminants in Upper East

By Anthionette Abbah The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has lifted the ban on the movement of ruminants and slaughtering of the same for consumption in the Binduri District of the Upper East Region.  The ban was imposed after cases of Anthrax were recorded in the district.  A statement signed by the Minister of Food […]

Informal Sector businesses in Upper East receive training in digital marketing  


Some informal sector business owners and operators in the Upper East Region have received training on digital marketing, to take advantage of the revolution in the media space to boost operations and increase revenue. The participants, consisting of smock and basket weavers, leather craft dealers, hairdressers, and dressmakers among other artisans, also received training on […]

Ban on meat consumption in Upper East

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By: Peter Agengre Four Districts in the Upper East Region have confirmed some anthrax outbreaks. These include Binduri, Bawku West, Talensi and Bolgatanga Municipal. Out of these numbers, one person was confirmed dead after consuming the meat of some cattle affected by anthrax.  Following the new confirmed death of two cattle of anthrax at Duusi […]

Tamale-Walewale-Bolgatanga highway opened to traffic after hours of blockade

The Tamale-Walewale-Bolgatanga highway has been opened after hours of blockade in protests over the attempted arrest of the overlord of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga who was enskinned last week. The youth yesterday, February 20, 2023, took to the street burning tyres and blocking the main highway linking Walewale to the […]

NHIA unhappy about reports of illegal fees being charged at healthcare facilities

The Upper East Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Kasimu Abudulai, has bemoaned increasing reports of clients being asked to pay illegal charges when they visit healthcare facilities in the region. He said some members of the public in the region, who are beneficiaries to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), complained […]