The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) was elevated to the status of Metropolis in 2004. The Metropolis is one of the six Metropolitan Assemblies in the country and the only Metropolis in the three Northern Regions of Ghana namely; Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions. The capital of the Metropolis is the capital of the Northern Region and the seat of the Northern Regional Minister. It lies between latitude 9.16° and 9.34° North and longitudes 00.36°and 00.57.Tamale Metropolitan Assembly is located approximately 180 metres above sea level. The topography is generally rolling with some shallow valleys which serve as stream courses. There are also some isolated hills but these do not inhibit physical development.
The Tamale Metropolis is one of the 26 districts in the Northern Region. The Metropolis is located in the central part of the Northern Region and shares boundaries with five other districts namely the Savelugu- Nanton to the North, Yendi Municipal Assembly to the East, Tolon-Kumbungu to the West, Central Gonja to the South West and East Ganja to the South.
The Northern Regional Coordinating Council has set June 2017 deadline to ensure that all communities in the region attain Open Defecation Free (ODF) status for improved sanitation amongst the people to prevent the outbreak of diseases.
Striking nurses and midwives of the Tamale Teaching Hospital are likely to resume work today, that’s according to the Northern regional branch chairman of the Nurses and Midwives association of Ghana, Musah Salifu.
As part of the government avowed quest to get rid of the country out of overwhelming filth being saddled with by the citizenry, with its associate sicknesses such as cholera, Malaria, typhoid, diarrhoea etc. in consequence of that, state uses scarce resources which otherwise could have been used to advance the So-cio economic progress of the nation, and to combat the spread of these sicknesses, in pursuance of that, The National Sanitation Day, has been instituted 1st Saturday in every Month, under the auspices of Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development ( MLGRD), to aggressively championed the campaign such that all and sundry would be a player to this laudable call in order to achieve its intended purpose.