Source: GNA - Young girls in the Upper West Region, have raised concern about the alarming incidence of child marriage and its devastating socio-economic consequences.
The girls quoted statistics from Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey , which said about 27 per cent of women from 20 - 24 are married before they turn 18, with the Upper West Region recording 39 per cent and second to the Upper East Region, which has the highest rate of 50 per cent.
Source: GNA - The Ghanaian Centre of Pen International has inaugurated Pen youth clubs in selected senior high schools in the Upper East Region. Pen International is a worldwide association of writers, which brings together poets, journalists, editors novelists, essayists, critics, historians, translators and screen writers with a common interest in
Three masked men on Thursday night shot and killed a student at Tempane near Garu in the Upper East Region.
Identified as Emmanuel Awuni, 20, the deceased was a student of the Bawku Technical Institute.
He was riding a motorbike at the time the incident occurred and was on his way home to a village called Gbane-Corner following the closure of the Bawku Technical Institute after students’ protests. Riding with him on the bike was Cynthia Abugri, 23, his brother’s wife...
Source: Daily Guide Ghana - The Bolgatanga Municipal Director of Education, Mabison Amokasi, has officially closed down the Bolgatanga Technical Institute following a students’ riot and threats over the weekend.
The students had boycotted breakfast, lunch and supper served on Saturday, May 30, and threatened to damage school property
Source: starrfmonline.com - The Police have taken over security at the Bolgatanga Technical Institute (BOTECH) amid student unrest at the facility.
A riot broke out on Saturday at the school after fire reportedly erupted at a three-storey boys’ dormitory and a first-year student fell from the building in the ensuing stampede.
Source: GNA - People who are fond of killing persons alleged to be witches or wizards would be charged for murder if they are caught by the law.
The Director of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), Ms Daphne Lariba Nabila gave the warning in reaction to concerns raised by women groups at a legal education forum held in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region...
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Controversy has rocked the Bolgatanga Skin as two persons have been enskinned at two separate ceremonies, both claiming legitimacy to the title of Bolga Naba.
Mr Raymond Alafia Abilba, 50, a lawyer by profession, was installed as the new Bolga Naba at a colourful ceremony in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region last Friday.
Source: GNA - The Bolgatanga Social Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (SPEFA) group at a forum held in the Municipality had lamented over the poor state of roads in the Municipality and its surroundings...
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - A number of traditional rulers in the Upper East Region have begun modifying some of the negative cultural practices that have the tendency to lead to the outbreak of cholera and Ebola...
Source: GNA - The Bongo Traditional Council and the Management Team of the Bongo Community Radio project have appealed for support to purchase radio equipment valued at about $ 70,000 for broadcasting to begin....
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