The Bolgatanga Municipal is the home of the Upper East Regional capital. The Municipality forms part of the Thirteen (13) Districts and Municipals in the Region. This, of course, makes it the largest urban centre in the Region. The Municipality shares boundaries with Bongo District to the North, to the East with Nabdam District, to the South with Talensi District and to the West with Kassena Nankana East District.The Administrative capital of the Municipality is Bolgatanga.
Routine unannounced visits embarked upon to Ministries and Departments by Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Upper-East Regional Minister, has drastically reduced absenteeism and lateness to work by some workers in the region.
The National President of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), Mr Mohammed Adam Nashiru has rubuked government for paying lip service on creating jobs for the teaming unemployed youth in the country.
The Presbyterian Health Service-North (PHS-N) and the Christian Blind Mission have launched a Maternal Health Social Accountability Project to be implemented in the Builsa North, Binduri and Pusiga districts of the Upper East Region.
Decline in students performances in the two external examinations organized for Junior and Senior High Schools in the Upper East Region has been attributed to the absence of a substantive Regional Director of Education in the Region for the past two years.