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Upper East

BOLGATANGA

The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2321 of 2017. Bolgatanga is also the capital town of the Upper East Region. The Municipality has Bolgatanga as its administrative capital.

LOCATION AND SIZE
The Municipality is located at the center of the Upper East Region and is bordered to the north by the Bongo District, to the south by Talensi District, east by Nabdam District and to the west by the Kassena-Nankana Municipality and Kassena Nankani West District. 

The Bolgatanga Municipality occupies a land area of 729 sq km. Its climate is tropical with two distinct seasons, namely wet season (May -October) and a dry season (October –April). 

ASSEMBLY MEMBERS (33)


POPULATION
The population of the Municipality was recorded as 131,550 with 52.3% of it being female while the male population is 47.7% as shown on the table below.
The growth rate for the Municipality is 1.2%.


2015 EXPENDITURE
GHC 11,374,877.95

2015 REVENUE
GHC 12,552,045.04

 D.C.E - Hon Ameyure Joseph Atura

  source:www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2016 and other sources

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