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.
Several interventions initiated by both government and some NGOs to mitigate the undesirable enrolment gap between boys and girls in the primary level of education within the Garu-Tempane district has tended to yield good results.
The Garu-Tempane District Assembly has estimated to as a matter of urgency prosecute plans of expanding potable water system to several areas within its enclave to enhance the living conditions of residents in the district.
A total of 24 communities in the Bongo District of the Upper East region of Ghana are being hooked onto the national electricity grid under the rural electrification project. 10 benefited under Phase I while an additional 14 have been rolled onto the Phase II.
The current water situation for Kologo, a community within the Kassena Nankana East district, in the Upper East region has largely been improved with a boost in water facilities to ease access to potable water for the inhabitants.
About two thousand final year students due for Basic Education Certificate Examination in the Talensi District in the Upper East Region are in camp for the next two weeks until they commence final exams.
The District Education Oversight Committee(DEOC) in conjunction with various stakeholders of education in the Kassena Nanknana West district has developed a tracking system to aid purge the sector and curtail teacher absenteeism in schools.