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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has sensitised small scale miners in the Upper East Region on Environmental Impact Assessment, as part of efforts to curb and mitigate problems associated with their activities.
The District Chief Executive for the Bongo District Assembly, Mr Alexis Ayamdor has hinted that the Assembly is in constant touch with the Ghana Water Company Limited to ensure that it gives attention to ease water problem for residents in the district.
The Bawku Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Bukari Issahaku, has said his assembly is currently working out with the interior ministry to reward some residents who Voluntary handed over their AK 47 assault rifles to the police.