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.
Three Senior High/Technical Schools in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region together presented a total of 696 candidates for this year’s West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination [WASSCE].
Mr Roland Adatuu, Chief Executive Officer of Youth Link Ghana, has asserted that sexual immorality among pupils of basic schools in the Kassena-Nankana area significantly contribute to falling standards in education.
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.