Tribal Markings and Faces of Upper West

Since I have been up Upper West , I have started noticing how the tribal markings, or scarifications are different. In the south, the markings I see are usually the kind made at infancy or in early childhood. I understand the scars can be made for a variety of reasons: identification, decoration, health or spiritual…

138 communities in Upper West declared ODF in six months

A total of 138 communities in the Upper West Region have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) from January to June 2019, bringing the total number of ODF communities in the Region to 674. All the 88 communities in the Nandom District were ODF whilst 156 out of 227 communities in the Wa West District…

Telling Women to Look For Husbands Harsh – CAGA Secretary

Secretary for Concerned About Ghana Association(CAGA) Mr. Tuorimuo Elvis Philip has advocated against yelling at women to find husbands. He referred to this as harshness on the part of those saying such words to women suggesting it makes women take wrong decisions in their lives. Explaining himself further, he emphasized that woman in our culture…

Upper West records highest malaria cases and related deaths

The Upper West Region recorded the highest number of malaria cases and also topped in malaria-related deaths from 2011 to 2016, according to health officials, who describe the trend as alarming and threatening. The officials who made the revelation in Tumu during a seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) stakeholders meeting also indicated that the number of…