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Hon. Ephraim Avea Nsoh (Dr)
Hon. Daniel Awenyue Syme

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.


some stories in this region

  • GARU:Assembly strives to enhance access to potable water

    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.

  • BAWKU W: Sapeliga considered in 200 Community Day SHS

    The Sapeliga community in the Bawku West District is one of 200 to benefit from the government’s 200 Community Day Senior High Schools, following a sod-cutting ceremony for commencement of works.

  • BONGO: 24 communities benefit from rural electrification

    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.

  • TALENSI: DCE satisfied with BECE conduct

    District Chief Executive for Talensi, Edward Awunnore has expressed satisfaction at the conduct of students and invigilators so in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

  • UPPER E: Upper East to deal with falling standards of education

    Dr Ephraim Avea Nsoh, outgoing Upper East Regional Minister, has inaugurated a seven-member committee charged to streamline and strategise to improve on falling standards of education in the region.

  • K NANKANA E: STWS project underway at Kologo

    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.

  • TALENSI: Assembly camps students ahead of BECE

    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.

  • BOLGA: Disregard for proper planning becomes worrisome

    Erection of shelter and other structures must always conform to proper planning by either the city or local authority within a defined geographical setting.

  • K NANKANA W:Assembly introduces system to track teacher absenteeism

    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.

  • BUILSA N: Azantilow II worried over falling standard of Education

    The Falling standard of education in the Upper East Region over the past five years has been of a major concern to many stakeholders, who often express their concerns at the least opportunity.  The latest to add his voice is the Paramount Chief of the Sandema Traditional Area, Nab-Azagsuk Azantilow II.



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