Right to Information (RTI) Commission Members Pay Courtesy Call to the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council

The Commission members of the Right to Information (RTI) Bill paid a courtesy visit to the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council. Their visit aimed to strengthen ties and discuss their upcoming public lecture within the region. The RTI team, on a mission to engage with the public and educate them about the importance of their work, used the opportunity to brief the Regional Chief Director of the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council Mr. Peter Maala on their activities. The Executive Secretary for the right to information Commission, Yaw Sarpong Boateng gave a brief background of the Right to Information (RTI) law and outlined some of the successes the Commission has achieved and the challenges it is facing in the implementation of the law. He appealed to the Regional Coordinating Council for the allocation of dedicated office space for their commission. This request reflects their determination to have a physical presence in the region, making it easier for citizens to access information and engage with the commission. This step underlines the commitment of the RTI board to establish strong working relationships with local authorities. Speaking on behalf of the Upper West Regional Minister, the Chief Director of Regional Coordinating Council, Mr. Peter Maala, assured the delegation of the fullest support and cooperation of the RCC in all the activities of the Commission in the region. He therefore indicated the readiness of the RCC in participating fully in the public lecture to be held on Thursday 9th 2023. The RTI Commission’s visit to the Upper West Region is in line with a scheduled program set to take place at Jahan Training College on Thursday. This program promises to shed light on the RTI bill’s activities and its significance in promoting transparency and accountability. The visit further exemplifies their dedication to creating awareness and fostering partnerships at the regional level. The collaboration between the RTI commission and local authorities holds the potential to empower citizens with the information they need to actively participate in governance.

Ministry of Local Government and World Bank SOCO Project Delegation Meets with Upper West Regional Minister

In a significant engagement, officials from the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development (MLGDRD) and the World Bank SOCO Project paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, in his office. The purpose of the visit was to fulfill their mandate of monitoring ongoing projects in the region.

Led by Mr. George Aidoo from the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development, and Mr. Asnutosh Raina representing the World Bank, the delegation is currently in the region overseeing the progress of 122 ongoing subprojects across 11 districts benefiting from the Soco initiative.

During the visit, Mr. George Aidoo expressed gratitude to the Regional Minister for providing land for the project office building. He highlighted the significance of this gesture in contributing to the successful implementation of projects at both the community and district levels.

In response, the Regional Minister extended a warm welcome to the delegation, expressing optimism about the successful execution of the projects. He emphasized the importance of ensuring value for money, recognizing the rarity of such opportunities. The Regional Minister assured that the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and local assemblies would diligently fulfill monitoring responsibilities, placing confidence in the competence of the zonal coordinator and the entire project team.

As the visit concluded, both parties affirmed their commitment to collaborative efforts in fostering sustainable development and positive outcomes for the communities involved in the World Bank SOCO Projects in the Upper West Region. This meeting stands as a testament to the dedication of all stakeholders towards ensuring the success and impact of these vital projects in the region.

Upper West Regional Minister supports Charia Bachu Football Club.

In a heartwarming gesture, Charia Bachu Football Club’s management team extended their deep appreciation to Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, the Regional Minister, for his generous contributions of footballs and kits. The timely and valuable donation from the Minister has significantly boosted the club’s capabilities, addressing crucial logistics needs.

Facing pressing challenges, the football club found a much-needed ally in the Regional Minister’s donation, and the management conveyed their sincere thanks for the impactful support. They emphasized the positive influence the new equipment is expected to have on the team’s overall performance.

Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, in a warm reception of the club’s delegation, shared the motivation behind his commitment to supporting Charia Bachu Football Club. Having encountered the dedicated young football players during his community engagements, he witnessed their passion despite the lack of proper equipment. In response, Dr. Salih pledged two sets of jerseys, five footballs, and an undisclosed cash amount to bridge this gap.

Underlining the significance of football, the Regional Minister encouraged the players to consider sports as a viable profession with the potential to contribute to reducing unemployment rates in the region. He affirmed the government’s dedication to Charia by announcing plans for the construction of the Wa Charia road, complemented by street lighting. Dr. Bin Salih assured that necessary steps, including securing a contractor, had been taken to initiate these impactful projects.

Expressing a personal connection to Charia, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih emphasized the community’s special place in his heart. He concluded the interaction by assuring the football club and the broader community of the government’s steadfast commitment to bringing more developmental projects to Charia.

With tangible resources and newfound encouragement, Charia Bachu Football Club is now well-equipped to not only enhance its sporting prowess but also to view football as a serious avenue for growth and development in the region. The Minister’s support serves as a catalyst for the club’s aspirations, marking a positive step towards fostering sports and community development in Charia.

Ministry of Local Government and World Bank SOCO Project Delegation Meets with Upper West Regional Minister

In a significant engagement, officials from the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development (MLGDRD) and the World Bank SOCO Project paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, in his office. The purpose of the visit was to fulfill their mandate of monitoring ongoing projects in the region.

Led by Mr. George Aidoo from the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development, and Mr. Asnutosh Raina representing the World Bank, the delegation is currently in the region overseeing the progress of 122 ongoing subprojects across 11 districts benefiting from the Soco initiative.

During the visit, Mr. George Aidoo expressed gratitude to the Regional Minister for providing land for the project office building. He highlighted the significance of this gesture in contributing to the successful implementation of projects at both the community and district levels.

In response, the Regional Minister extended a warm welcome to the delegation, expressing optimism about the successful execution of the projects. He emphasized the importance of ensuring value for money, recognizing the rarity of such opportunities. The Regional Minister assured that the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and local assemblies would diligently fulfill monitoring responsibilities, placing confidence in the competence of the zonal coordinator and the entire project team.

As the visit concluded, both parties affirmed their commitment to collaborative efforts in fostering sustainable development and positive outcomes for the communities involved in the World Bank SOCO Projects in the Upper West Region. This meeting stands as a testament to the dedication of all stakeholders towards ensuring the success and impact of these vital projects in the region.

Ministry of Local Government and World Bank SOCO Project Delegation Meets with Upper West Regional Minister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a significant engagement, officials from the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development (MLGDRD) and the World Bank SOCO Project paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, in his office. The purpose of the visit was to fulfill their mandate of monitoring ongoing projects in the region.

Led by Mr. George Aidoo from the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development, and Mr. Asnutosh Raina representing the World Bank, the delegation is currently in the region overseeing the progress of 122 ongoing subprojects across 11 districts benefiting from the Soco initiative.

During the visit, Mr. George Aidoo expressed gratitude to the Regional Minister for providing land for the project office building. He highlighted the significance of this gesture in contributing to the successful implementation of projects at both the community and district levels.

In response, the Regional Minister extended a warm welcome to the delegation, expressing optimism about the successful execution of the projects. He emphasized the importance of ensuring value for money, recognizing the rarity of such opportunities. The Regional Minister assured that the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and local assemblies would diligently fulfill monitoring responsibilities, placing confidence in the competence of the zonal coordinator and the entire project team.

As the visit concluded, both parties affirmed their commitment to collaborative efforts in fostering sustainable development and positive outcomes for the communities involved in the World Bank SOCO Projects in the Upper West Region. This meeting stands as a testament to the dedication of all stakeholders towards ensuring the success and impact of these vital projects in the region.

 

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Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana pays a courtesy call on the Upper West Regional Minister

Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana pays a courtesy call on the Upper West Regional Minister
The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, H. E Vice Admiral Ibok-Ekwe Ibas (Rtd) called on the Upper West Regional Minister Dr Hafiz Bin Salih in his office to discuss matters that are purposed to strengthening the relationship between Nigerians living in the Upper West Region and the Regional Coordinating Council and to also offer him the opportunity to interact with the Nigerians living in the region.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih in welcoming the High Commissioner, expressed his happiness about the visit of the High Commissioner most especially being the first time a Nigerian High Commissioner has visited the Region since his appointment. He said that the Upper West Region has a good number of Nigerian citizens, some students, and others traders doing businesses in the region. He added that the Nigerians are well integrated into the Upper West Region to the extent that some are married to the people of Upper West Region. He added that, the Nigerians living in the region are well behaved people and do not have issues with the people of Upper West and the security agencies.
He added that, the Upper West Region is one of the most peaceful regions in Ghana and that the region was very peaceful and safe. He noted that, the only threat was the recent terrorists attacks in the neighborhood countries Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast and that, security measures have been kept in place to protect the people of the Region from any terrorist attack.
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Green Ghana Day in the Upper West Region

Green Ghana Day in the Upper West Region in fulfilment of the nationwide drive to plant 20 million trees. The Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih together with the Regional Security Council and some heads of departments planted seedlings along the Wa Model School street and the Wa plantation behind GRA office.
Let’s Go Green!