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.
The leadership of the Mamprusis in the Bawku municipality has assured government and the upper East security committee of its commitment to ensure lasting peace in the area, but says the Mamprusi representatives on the inter-Ethnic peace committee would not return to the group until government had met their demand.
Dr (Mrs) Dalali Margaret Badasu, Director in charge of the Centre for Migration Studies of the University of Ghana has expressed concern about the spate of teenage pregnancy in the country and said it was a threat to national development.
Some 4,000 teachers of basic schools in the Upper East Region who underwent training in Information Communication Technology (ICT) organized by the government have started receiving laptop computers as part of the package.
Alhaji Musbau Ahmed, the Acting Regional Director of Ministry of Food and Agriculture, has suggested adoption of dry season gardening by farmers in the region to augment food requirement for the region.
Mr Lambert Dadeebo, the Zonal Coordinator of the Roots and Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme (RTIMP), has said women’s involvement in the production, marketing and processing along the value chain was key in enhancing their socio-economic development.