About Us

Bolgatanga, colloquially known as Bolga, is a town and the capital of the Bolgatanga Municipal District and Upper East Region of Ghana, adjacent to the border with Burkina Faso. Bolgatanga has over 2012 settlement and a population of about 66,685 people. Bolgatanga is 161 km to the north of Tamale. Bolgatanga lies in the Red Volta River Valley, with the White Volta River and the cliffs of the Gambaga Escarpment to the south of the town forming the southern boundary of the Upper East region.

Bolgatanga Municipality is located in the center of the Upper East Region, and is also the regional capital. It has a total land area of 729 sq km and is bordered to the North by the Bongo District, South and East by Talensi and Nabdam District and Kassena and Nankana East and West Districts to the West. It was established by LI 1797 (2004).


To improve upon the lives of the people, through the creation of an enabling environment, harnessing of its resources, proper co-ordinating and integration of activities in the municipal within the framework of national policies.


A municipality where the people enjoy improved living standards through the sustainable mobilization and effective utilization of its human and natural resources.

Hon. Rex Asanga

Municipal Chief Executive

Mohammed Issaka

Head Of Internal Audit Unit


Municipal Finance Officer

Atchulo Daniel

Head Of Works


Municipal Co-ordinating Director

Baba Francis Ndedago

Municipal Human Resource Manager


Municipal Head of General Administration

Abdul-Ganiyu Samed

Municipal Statistics Officer

Fuseini Sanda

Municipal Stores Officer

Juliana Talata Agyeyomah

Municipal Planning Officer

Dauda Issaku Saari

Municipal Budget Officer

Ibrahim Marizuk

Municipal Procurement Officer

Issah Rashida Marijah

Municipal MIS Officer