Wa: Prices of Food items Soar due to Lock-Down Fears

Prices of food items popularly referred to as provisions in Wa have met a sharp rise in prices due to the National statements suggesting the country should be closed down. This has met several reactions with some shop owners suggesting the closure of certain relevant borders including Hamile and Leo Border we major influential factors.…

Upper West: Fuel Price Down by 6% Only Rather than 15% in Wa

Fuel prices met a marginal decrease on the 16th of March 2020 as reviewed, This came as a result of the 30% drop in global crude prices and the relative stability of the cedi against major international currencies. Addressing a Press conference on Tuesday, the Chief Executive Officer of the NPA, Hassan Tampuli, indicated the…

Five Critical Roads In Upper West Penciled For Construction

Five roads in the Upper West Region have been scheduled for construction this year under the government’s Critical Roads Project. The projects included the 31km Wa-Bulenga-Yala road, the 56km Fian-Issa-Wahabu road, the 41km Wahabu-Funsi-Yala road, the 20km Wechiau-Ga road and the 22km Wa-Han road. When completed, it will open up the Region for massive economic…

Wa Circuit Court jails woman for stealing GH₵135,000

The Wa Circuit Court presided over by Justice Baah Forson Adjapong has sentenced 27-year-old Alfredina Mwinkume to 10-year imprisonment in hard labour. Alfredina, a former employee of the Wa Cooperative Credit Union for the past two years has been standing trial at the Wa Circuit Court accused of forgery and stealing an amount of GH₵135,000.…

2 new gold mines, for Upper West, East

After several years of lull, with regards to new mine development, Ghana is on the brink of getting two new gold mines within the next couple of years. Importantly, both impending mines will be located in the two northernmost regions, Upper East and Upper West, the first time ever that these two regions which are…

Fuel Prices Higher in Wa Despite 3% Reduction

Prices of fuel on February 1st dropped by 3% as stated by the Institute for Energy Security (IES). This has brought down prices at the pumps around the country with the exception of Wa Municipality. Prices were purged at Ghc5.4 at all shell stations within Wa and its surroundings before the reduction influenced by the…

Upper West’s struggling shea industry

Shea butter extraction, which is a major industry in the Upper West Region, needs a lot of financial support to enhance production for the economic development of the country. At the moment, the extraction of the shea is done on a very small scale by women in addition to their socially assigned roles as child-bearers…