People in Upper West stand the risk of drinking faecally contaminated water – UNICEF

Mr Osman Mumuni, the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Specialist at UNICEF, has expressed concerns about the high level of water contamination in Ghana which has put many Ghanaians at the risk of drinking faecally contaminated water at the point of use. He said the level of water contamination in the country was as high … Continue reading People in Upper West stand the risk of drinking faecally contaminated water – UNICEF

Know The Dagaaba People, Their Marriage Custom – Joseph Ziem Narrates

An uninformed generation is without doubt, a lost generation. Apparently in Ghana, many young people have very little or no knowledge at all about their culture and traditions. What young people often forget is that, there are serious repercussions when people go against their cultural and traditional norms even if they are ignorant about them. … Continue reading Know The Dagaaba People, Their Marriage Custom – Joseph Ziem Narrates

Waala Fines in Breach of Marital Vows

In the Islamic Marriage, if a man and a woman are separated by a misunderstanding for up to three months without resolution, it has affected that marriage and there has to be a renewal of vow to reunite the couple again. A man and wife should not go up to three months without talking to … Continue reading Waala Fines in Breach of Marital Vows

Marriage Customs of the Waala People

The Waala Group of People are a combination of Settlers from various places including Nalerigu,Walewale, Daboya, Damango, Mande in Mali, Kong in Savannah Region, Tamale and other close areas. In Wa, most settlers are Muslims and use the Islamic approach is organizing marriage ceremonies, in the marriage, cola is sent to the family of the … Continue reading Marriage Customs of the Waala People

The Sissala Fines in Breach of Marital Vows

In a Sissala traditional home when a woman who commits adultery is caught in the act by the husband, he reports to the custodians of the land who would summon both parties involved in the abominable act before the elders. The culprits are then slapped with huge fines which may include; a cow, goats, alcohol … Continue reading The Sissala Fines in Breach of Marital Vows

Customary Fines by Dagaabas in Breach of their Marital Vows

When a Dagarti man's wife commits adultery, the man who slept with the woman may be asked to pay a fine, known locally as 'passani' which may include; a ram, goat or a cow and some amount of money depending on the status of the man whose wife is involved. That notwithstanding, it is said … Continue reading Customary Fines by Dagaabas in Breach of their Marital Vows

Cultural Similarities of the Sissala and the Dagaaba People

History has it that the Sissalas and Dagaabas are among the first settlers in the Upper West Region which makes the duo indisputably the dominant tribes in the region. These two tribes even though they have some tribal differences but they share some similarities in their way of life. During traditional celebrations including funerals, both … Continue reading Cultural Similarities of the Sissala and the Dagaaba People

Marriage Customs of the Dagaaba People

Among the culture of the Dagaaba people, Before a woman is given out for marriage or when a Dagao man marries a new wife, some curses are invoked on the marriage and sacrifices made during the marriage ceremony in an attempt to keep the woman faithful to her husband. If in the course of the … Continue reading Marriage Customs of the Dagaaba People

Wa West: Residents of Ninonteng in Dire Need of Drinking Water

The residents of Ninonteng, a community in the Bankpama Electoral Area of the Wa West District of the Upper West Region are in dire need of a source of potable water as they currently depend on stagnant water in a stream for water for domestic use. They said both domestic and wild animals also depend … Continue reading Wa West: Residents of Ninonteng in Dire Need of Drinking Water

Traditional Rulers Educated on Customary and Forest Products in Upper West Region

The Organisation for Indigenous Initiatives and Sustainability (ORGISS), a non-governmental organisation, has organised a workshop for traditional rulers in the Upper West Region. The workshop was held on data collected on the facilitating of the legal protection of customary relevance Non-Timber Forest Production (NTFP). It was also meant for the traditional rulers to validate the … Continue reading Traditional Rulers Educated on Customary and Forest Products in Upper West Region