Upper East is located in the north-eastern corner of the country between longitude 00 and 10 West and latitudes 100 30”N and 110N. It is bordered to the north by Burkina Faso, the east by the Republic of Togo, the west by Sissala in Upper West and the south by West Mamprusi in Northern Region. The land is relatively flat with a few hills to the East and southeast. The total land area is about 8,842 sq km, which translates into 2.7 per cent of the total land area of the country.
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.
Assembly members serving in the Bawku Municipal Assembly have called on the security agencies to consider lifting the ban on motorbikes on Bawku and its environs, because of the harm and hardships of the ban on the residents.
The Garu-Tempane district assembly is working tirelessly to give support to the promotion of agric related activities within the district as it had recently strived to maintain certain dams for efficient use by locals.