Category Archives: Local

Fire destroys mango plantation in Kumbungu

An out of control bush-fire swept through a mango plantation in the Kumbungu district of the northern region last Thursday destroying several hectares, authorities said. The distraught owner of the Muaze Agro-forest situated along the Tamale-Kumbungu road,  84-year-old Alhaji Muaz Yahaya, lamented the indiscriminate burning of bush, saying the practice destroys flora and fauna. Alhaji Muaz’s mango plantation which covers…
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Celebration of Damba festival cancelled in Yendi

The 2015 celebration of the Damba festival in Yendi has been cancelled by the Dagbon Traditional Council. The cancellation was in consultation with custodians of Dagbon customs, His majesty  the Kampakuya-Na Andani Yakubu Abdulai, the Regent of Dagbon and Acting President of Dagbon Traditional Council. A directive from the Dagbon traditional council said this year's festival…
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Angry Andani family dismisses gov’t plans on funeral of late Dagbon overlord as speculative

The Andani family has registered its disgust and anger at purported government plans for the funeral rites for the late Dagbon overlord, Ya-Naa Yakubu and Mahamadu Abdulai. Asserting forcefully that they have not been consulted on the matter, senior members of the family have described the plans as speculative and meaningless. According to the family, until the Kuga-Naa and the custodians of…
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NCCE advised youth to be peace ambassadors

  The Northern Regional Director of National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) in the northern region Alhaji Saani Abdul-Razak has called on youth to be ambassadors of peace. Development he said, cannot be achieved without peace. He made the call during the inauguration and handing over ceremony of executives of the League of Youth Association…
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