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…

Nandom District supports PWDs with over GH¢339,000

The Nandom District Assembly in the Upper West Region has disbursed GH¢339, 611.35 to persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the area, from the disability fund from 2017 to 2019. The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Namdam, Mr Thaddeus Arkun Aasoglenang indicated that, the assembly in 2017 spent GH¢63,632.3, GH¢80,898 in 2018 and GH¢195,081 in 2019…

Lawra Municipal Assembly committed to growing local economy

Mr Martin Domotiere Bomba-Ire, the Lawra Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has said the Assembly would continue with its efforts to grow the local economy by creating an enabling environment for local businesses to thrive. He said, in furtherance of that, the Assembly has facilitated the process for some 762 micro and small enterprises and farmer…