Source: TV3network.com - Some farmers in the Upper West Region have resorted to the use of treated mosquito nets to grow seedlings on their farms.
The treated nets were freely given to households by the Ghana Health Service, to protect children and pregnant women in the fight against malaria in the region.
Ironically, the Upper West Region for years had led the malaria prevalence rate
Source: myjoyonline.com - Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Alhaji Collins Dauda has declared the Upper West Region capital Wa as the cleanest town in the country.
“I must say that Wa is so neat that I cannot compare to any of the regional capitals”, he confessed.
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.
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