U/W: GTA TO COMMEMORATE WORLD TOURISM DAY

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The Upper West Regional office of the Ghana Tourism Authority is scheduled to visit some tourist sites in the region as part of activities to commemorate the 2021 United Nations World Tourism Day. The “World Tourism Day celebration” which comes off on 27th September each year affords the various Tourism industry players the opportunity to showcase their products and services with the aim of attracting global attention. In Ghana, the National event is often characterized by a national durbar organized by the Ghana Tourism Authority under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

Mr. Moses Ndewin Ndebugri

In a press statement signed by the Upper West Regional Director of the Ghana Tourism Authority Mr. Moses Ndewin Ndebugri, this year’s world tourism day celebration will be held at Hohoe in the Volta Region under the theme: “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”. Activities for this year’s National event includes: Health walk and a Grand Durbar of Chiefs.

However, the day will be commemorated in the Upper West Region with a visit to some selected tourist sites. The regional team is also expected to meet and interact with site managers and tour guides from the selected sites “on their level of adherence to the COVID-19 protocols”. The statement further encouraged the populaces to patronize the various tourist attractions in the region; “the public is encouraged to visit the tourist sites in the region and experience our rich culture and hospitality” the statement said.

The Upper West Region is endowed with numerous tourist attractions stretching from Cultural and Heritage sites to beautiful flora & fauna, from the unique cultural festivals to the amazing hospitality among others. Attractions such as: the Mushroom-shape rock, spectacular Nanvile termite hills, the Gwollu slave defense wall, the Busa bleeding rock & Baobab tree house, the Gbelle game reserve, Wechiau Hippo sanctuary, Nakore ancient mosque and the magnificent Wa Naa’s palace makes the region a preferred tourist destination.

Some tourist attractions in the Upper West Region

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has set aside 27th September each year to create awareness among the international community on the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic impact worldwide.

Since 1980, the day (27th September) has become known as “the world tourism day”.

WORLD TOURISM DAY

U/W: 86YR OLD DISPLACED WIDOW CRIES FOR HELP

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Yendorma Domayiri

Yendorma Domayiri, an 86 year old displaced widow from Vogoni in the Nadowli/Kaleo district of the Upper West Region is appealing to the general public to help her find shelter and food after she was hit  by the recent flood that affected parts of the Upper West Region.

At age 86 and over 30 years of a “fruitless marriage”, Yendorma lost her husband in 2006. She has since lived alone and provided for herself until a natural disaster struck her community in August, 2021. The devastating flood which washed away some major roads in the Upper West Region did not spare the underprivileged old lady, she lost her home, personal belongings and farm produce to the flood. With no husband or child to support her, Yendorma now sleeps on a “sack” in an open veranda.

Speaking to W93.5FM, helpless Yendorma recounted her ordeal over the past weeks, according to her; “she gives her body to the weather whiles waiting for the Creator to take her soul”. Whiles conducting the news team around her collapsed structure she appealed to the benevolence of the public;“I have no husband, no child, now I have no place to stay and no food to eat, I am appealing to the world to show me some compassion before I die” she pleaded.

  1. The collapsed structure

Assembly member for Goriyiri electoral area, Nestor Mwinterebo who has since served as the caregiver described Yendorma’s plight as the “worst individual victim” of the recent flood disaster. Mr. Mwinterebo admitted the situation was beyond his individual capacity and has therefore added his voice to the plea for support.

In the meantime, the Upper West Regional office of the Ghana Red Cross Society has reacted by providing a tent as an emergency temporal measure. Mr Jeremiah Afako is the Upper West Regional Manager of the Ghana Red Cross Society, he equally called on the public to advance more support to the disadvantaged old lady “we heard our mum’s cry for help from Wfm and we came to her aid with a family size tent whiles we wait for more support to her and others affected by the downpour” he shome

Yendorma inside her tent
Yendorma in front of her temporal home

Meanwhile, W93.5fm in partnership with the Assembly member for the area has commenced an initiative to solicit support for the flood victim. We appeal to the public for donations in cash or kind. Kindly channel your donations and enquiries to the following contacts: # 0241761224/0205851713

 

 

GPL WK9: PERFORMANCE OF PLAYERS FROM THE UPPER WEST REGION IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE

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Match day 9 of the 2019/20 Ghana premier league saw a host of stars from the Upper West Region representing their various clubs across the competition

Nine players were involved across the competition for their teams with four playing 90 minutes each for their respective clubs, one coming on as the second half substitute and four watching on from the bench for their teams

Towering centre back Jamaldeen Haruna saw 90 minutes for Olympics in their defeat to Techiman XI Wonders at home

Left-back Ibrahim Imoro played full throttle for Asante Kotoko in their hard fought 1-0 win over Dreams FC at the Theatre of Dreams

Left winger back Yussif Fadili also enjoyed full 90 minutes for Legon Cities FC in their 1-1 stalemate against Inter Allies

Ahmed Adams lasted the entire duration of the contest for Berekum Chelsea in their shocking defeat against Elmina Sharks

Yakubu Mohammed came on in the 60th minute for Legon Cities FC in their draw against Inter Allies

Toufiq Razak watched from the bench for the first time this season as King Faisal Babies FC draw at home against WAFA

Ahmed Satar was an unused substitute for Liberty Professionals in their defeat to AshantiGold SC

Issahaku Wahidu made a return to match day squad after missing the last two matches but was a spectator from the bench for the entire duration of the match Techiman XI Wonders

Rashid Alhassan continue to wait for his first minutes of the season with another bench warmer for Medeama SC

  1. By: Kanyiri Suburu Lucio/@SuburuAbdulai