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Upper East

BUILSA NORTH

DISTRICT PROFILE
Builsa North District Assembly was established on the 15 March 2012 Act, 1993 (Act 462), with Sandema as its Administrative Capital. The Legislative Instrument (LI) that established it is LI 2148.
The Builsa North District is bounded to the North and East by the Kasena Nankana Municipal and West District Assemblies, on the West by the Sissala East District Assembly and on the South by the Builsa South District Assembly.

Assembly Members (45)
Females       3
Males          42

LAND AREA
The District covers an estimated land area of 1000 km which constitutes of about 10% of the total land area of the Upper East Region.

POPULATION
The population of the District as indicated by 2010 Population and Housing Census is 56,477 with a growth rate 1.1%.

DISTRICT SUB-STRUCTURE
There are 98 communities clustered into Five (5) Town/ Area Councils in the District. There are also 31 Electoral Areas in the District. Currently the District Assembly has total number of Forty Five (45) Hon. Assembly Members including one Member of Parliament. Out of the (45) members of the General Assembly, Seven (7) are women and the rest are men.

D.C.E - Hon. Afoko David

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

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