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.
Mr Daniel Syme, Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, has pledged his unflinching support for the Regional Health Directorate to double efforts in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on Health.
The new face of the Zuarungu Health Centre in the Bolgatanga Municipality in the Upper East region following its massive rehabilitation is tended to generally contribute to efforts geared at progressing quality health service for the people.
The Talensi Districts Assembly with support from the District Education Directorate and the chiefs and people of Tongo has established the first community senior high technical school at Tongo the district capital.