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Planting for Food and Jobs

PFJs Have Made Agricultural Much Cheaper

Farmers in Domowa, a predominantly farming community in the Wa West District, have praised the introduction of the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs)...
ghana cedi

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...
Open Defecation

Domowa Residents Outlines the Benefits of Household Toilet

Residents of Domowa in Wa West District have indicated owning household latrines has brought relief to them as the community no longer experiences sanitation...
Agribusiness Conference

UWR Hosts 1st Agribusiness Conference

The first ever Agribusiness Fair and Conference has been held in Wa, the Upper West Regional capital, to boost agricultural investment and raise public...
A mother cooks for her children near the sprawling Achimota dump site in the outskirts of Accra, capital of Ghana, May 30, 2012. Environmental problems is one of the big challenges that Ghana faces. The western African country recorded 14.4 percent GDP growth last year, but it has to balance the development and environment protection. (Xinhua/Mary T. Richter) (lyq)

UWR Gradually Becoming an Environmental Danger Zone

“As you sow, so shall you reap” On one faithful Saturday morning in Wa, the Upper West Regional Capital, this writer was on his retinue...
The Tampion Dam

Nadowli-Kaleo farmer appeals for irrigation dam

A leading dry season farmer at Duong in the Nadowli-Kaleo District has appealed to government to extend the One-Village-One-Dam (1V1D) project to the community...
Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA)

U/WR Community Water and Sanitation Devoted to Delivering on Their Mandate

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) in Upper West has expressed its commitment to deliver on its mandate of ensuring access to potable...
climate change

Food Security Remains Threatened Due to Hostile Climate Conditions

Dr. Iddrisu Yahaya, an Economist at the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI), has said the hostile...
Tramadol

UWR: Drug Agencies to Fight Tramadol Abuse

Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in partnership with Narcotics Control Board and Pharmacy Council on Tuesday engaged stakeholders in a six-hour forum on combating...
One-district, One-factory initiative

UWR: 8 factories to be built under governments 1D1F

Government has approved for the construction of eight factories in Upper West Region under the “One District One Factory” (1D1F) initiative as part of...
farmers

Local authorities negotiate with landlords to support women farmers

Traditional authorities in Lambussie District of Upper West Region are working closely with landlords and persuading husbands to release productive lands for women farmers...
farmers

Lambussie Women Farmers gets assistance from Care international

CARE International-Ghana, a Nongovernmental Organisation (NGO), is helping women farmers in Lambussie District of the Upper West Region to document and secure farm lands...
Mr. Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, Acting Upper West Regional Minister addressing members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Water Resources and Sanitation in Wa.

Parliamentary committee on Water Resources pays working visit to UWR

Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Water Resources and Sanitation have paid a day’s working visit to the Upper West Region to acquaint...
Medicines Sellers

UWR: over 100 non-prescription medicine sellers undergo training

A total of 114 newly registered over-the-counter medicine sellers from 11 Municipalities and Districts in the Upper West Region have been trained by the...
fruit trees

Women Farmers, 3 Communities Benefit From C4C Project

A total of 98 women benefitted from subsidized ploughing services and soya seed bank project in the communities of Boo in Jirapa District and...
farmers

Government asked to give priority to female farmers

Mr. Ibrahim Akalbila, the Coordinator of the Ghana Trade and Livelihood Coalition has appealed to the government to give the needed attention to female...
farmers

Over 17,000 farmers join PJFs in UWR

A total of 17,063 smallholder farmers have subscribed to the Government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PJFs) programme in the Upper West Region. ...
Ambrose Dery

EC Affirms Ambrose Dery’s Win for Nandom Constituency

The supporters of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) jubilated when the Electoral Commission declared Mr. Ambrose P. Dery as the winner of the Parliamentary...

Elders, youth Appeals against a teacher’s transfer

The youth and elders of Funsi in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region, have protested against the transfer of the Assistant...
aids

World Aids Day Observed At UWR

The Upper West Regional Secretariat of the Ghana Aids Commission (GAC), has commemorated the World Aids Day and urged Persons Living with HIV to...
Cocoa farmers

Couple Successfully Grow Cocoa In North

At Busa, where the Wa Municipal edition of this year’s Farmers Day celebration took place, journalists saw cocoa pods and seeds from the couple...
Nana Akufo-Addo

Bulenga Naa Makes Nana Addo “Kanyiri-Naa”

The Chiefs applauded him for his singular love for peace in Ghana. The Bulenga Naa, Naa Seidu Abdulai Nawologmo, the Paramount Chief of the...
water

UWR: Foundation provides Communities with potable water

The Royal Bank Foundation, which was founded by the Late Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu, is now known as Alhaji Adamu Iddrisu and The Royal Bank...
Photo taken on July 16, 2015 shows 1,000 Cedi notes and a Huawei Mobile phone P7 worthy of 1,000 Cedi in Accra, Ghana, July 16, 2015. Sub-Sahara African currencies have in recent months come under significant pressure. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

Nandom District Assembly to Surpass Its Set Revenue Target

With an impressive performance, the District has already collected for the mid-year a total of GH₵ 77,783.94 representing 78.93 per cent of the targeted...

Timmie Basic School: Ten Girls Snatched for Marriage

Three of the victims are in form two, four in form one and one each in primaries three, four and six. Mr Abu Meke...

Karni community cries out to the Ministry of Local Government

They want the district to be named Lambussie-Karni for peace to prevail. The people said some individuals with the intention of sowing seed of discord...
rice

New technologies increase rice production

The adoptation of the “Feed the Future Ghana Agricultural Technology Transfer (ATT) project’s” Urea Deep Placement (UDP), rice transplanting, the provision certified rice seeds,...
GAFCSC Donates

New York Based Group Gives to Upper West Children

The items comprise educational materials and clothes. The donation was to mark the fifth anniversary celebrations of Naa Jemaa...
Africa child marriage

UWR Sees Increasing Child Marriages Despite Interventions

In this regard, three organisations, Plan Ghana International, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and the National Commission for Civic Education...
Mr. David Tetteh Essuming

MPs call for successful completion of Wa Water Project

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Water Resources, Works and Housing, has called for enhanced stakeholder collaboration for the successful completion of the Wa Water...