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 Upper East Regional Minister, Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru has stated that the region has had its fair share of Government’s Programmes and Projects geared at improving the region’s food security.
The Bongo district assembly is worried that amidst the heavy investment being made towards the promotion of quality education for school children in the area, performance of their BECE results still takes a nose dive.
Dr Henry Seidu Danaa, the Minister of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, on Tuesday said his outfit was taking stock of all outstanding staff and replacement issues within traditional councils to ensure that they delivered effectively.
President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday said in spite of the numerous challenges the country had encountered during his first year in office as President, he was resolute that government would fix the economy to an appreciable level.
Mr Alexis Ayamdor, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Bongo District has stated that Government was committed and determined to deepening the quality of education and increase access to secondary education particularly for deprived communities.
Mr Alixis Ayamdor, Bongo District Chief Executive (DCE) in Upper East Region, has appealed to Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) Secretariat to release funds to complete stalled senior high school (SHS) projects.
Efforts at improving quality of education is seemingly tenable for the Nabdam district, as the assembly claimed it has almost succeeded in removing schools under trees in the area, District Chief Executive for the assembly, Vivian Anafo has disclosed.
The District Chief Executive for the Nabdam District Assembly, Vivian Anafo has hailed the co-operation of traditional authorities, opinion leaders and all assembly members regarding the efforts in facilitating development matters of the area.