The Yendi Municipal Assembly was established in 1988 by PNDC Law 207, Act 462, and LI 1443. The Municipal Assembly (MA) was elevated to a Municipality in 2007. The Municipality is one of the Forty (40) Municipal Assemblies in the country and the only Municipality in the Northern Region. The Municipality is the capital of the Dagbon Kingdom and the seat of the Ya -Na the Over Lord of Dagbon.
The Yendi Municipality cut through by the Greenwich Meridian, which passes through a number of settlements in the Municipality. The Municipality shares boundaries with seven other district; to the east, with Saboba/Chereponi and Zabzugu/Tatale, to the south, with Nanumba and East Gonja, to the West, with Tamale and Savelugu/Nanton and to the north, with Gushiegu/karaga districts.
The Ghana Baptist Church is making frantic efforts to intervene in areas of sanitation and education as it would soon embark on borehole drilling to assist create accessibility to potable water in the local areas.
The Municipal Chief Executive for the Yendi municipal Assembly, Issah Zakaria says the confidence of his party (National Democratic Congress) to achieve victory in both the Presidential and parliamentary slot in the December polls is never a facade.
Some basic schools that lacked Junior High Schools(JHS) in the Yendi municipality have been considered to receive additional structures to assist accomplish their quest of getting the needed infrastructure to establish such levels of education.