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 Builsa North District Assembly in the Upper East Region has programmed in its Annual Water and Sanitation plan for the year 2015/2016 to provide more communities and institutions with latrines to promote health of the people in the communities and in the schools.
Some communities in the Builsa North District Assembly of the Upper East Region have been served with low voltage poles and transformers equipped with the capacities to extend electricity to deprived communities in the District.