Upper West Women Farmers to receive credit facilities

An advocacy organisation, House of Liberation for Empowerment (HOLIFE) has given the assurance that women farmers in Upper West will receive credit facilities for farming if they form identifiable groups and acquire farmlands. The women and children oriented advocacy organisation has since 2003 been supporting women interested in agriculture and were able to acquire lands…

Street Light Poles in Wa Falling Off; No Replacement

Street light poles in Wa have not been replaced after some vehicle owners and natural disasters pulled them down. The Municipal Chief Executive for Wa Central, Issahaku Tahiru carried out a maintenance exercise to replace worn out bulbs in some of these light poles introduced in 2010. Any Native of Wa township and its surroundings…

Tumu Police impounds two trucks loaded with suspected rosewood

The Tumu Municipal Police has busted two trucks suspected of carrying large quantities of rosewood lumber despite government’s ban placed on cutting and conveyance of the wood. It is believed to be highly demanded by Chinese nationals in the country. The cargo trucks caught transporting the commercial wood bore the registration numbers; AS 722C and…

Radio Station in Nadowli Resumes Operations after shutdown

The only radio station within the capital of Nadowli-Kaleo district was hit by lightening from a heavy rain two years ago and by this development, got closed down. The issue was attributed to electrical problems within the station with others suggesting the earth wires are not properly connected to the ground. The radio station know…

Rosewood haulage from Tumu worrying – MCE

The current media attention on rosewood being intercepted on the highways purported to be coming from the Sissala areas is causing discomfort among officials including the Sissala East Municipal Chie Executive (MCE). “Anytime anybody is arrested, the person would say he is coming from Tumu, this does not augur well for all of us,”the Sissala…

Agricultural extension officers in Sissala East receive motorbikes

The Sissala East Municipal Assembly has presented 13 Galaxy Motorbikes to the Municipal office of the Department of Agriculture for distribution to agricultural extension agents to improve service delivery to smallholder farmers. The motorbikes are expected to facilitate transportation of the extension service workers to reach out to farmers’ and educate them on best agricultural…

Rice training program held in the Upper West

Global consumption of rice has seen a slight increase over the last several years. In the 2018/2019 crop year, about 490.27 million metric tons of rice was consumed worldwide, up from 437.18 million metric tons in the 2008/2009 crop year. In Ghana’s jurisdiction, 66% of rice consumed is imported and $400 million to $500 dollars…

World Bank Calls on Upper West Regional Minister

A team from World Bank has called on the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih. The team came to the region to monitor some Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project being implemented in the region. They expressed their profound gratitude to the Minister for the immense support they received from him towards the…