The Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo district is one of the 26 districts created in the Northern Region. It was created in the year 2004 as part of the government’s efforts to further decentralize governance. It has Bunkpurugu as its administrative capital. The district is located at the north-eastern end of the Northern Region of Ghana. It shares boundaries in the north with the Garu-Tempane, to the east with Togo, west with East Mamprusi and to the south by Gushiegu and chereponi districts respectively
The District Chief Executive of the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District, Philip N. Laari has handed over the maternity ward at the new district hospital in Bunkpurugu to the district Health directorate of the area.
The commissioning of the Small Town Water project at Bunkpurugu in the Northern region by President John Dramani Mahama has brought to rest the long suffering of 30,0000 residents in Bunkpurugu and surrounding towns and villages.
Farmers in the Bunkpurugu District in the Northern Region have called on the government, parliament, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Agric, and Ghana Standard Board to help standardize the scales for measuring their goods especially grains.