Bongo District Assembly
Bongo District lies in the northern tip of Ghana’s Upper East Region, nine miles from Bolgatanga, the capital of the Upper East Region. It shares boundaries with Burkina Faso in the north, Talensi Nabdam in the east, Kassena-Nankani in the west and Bolgatanga in the south.
The small town of Bongo and its environs are littered with rocks which occupy almost a third of the total land space. The rocks are sedimentary and have been there since creation; spectacular and breathtaking, one on top of the other. The name Bongo came about as a result of the discovery of a large but harmless python that patrolled the town at night. It was believed to be a god of protection. The word python in Mamprusi is bohugu and in Frafra bahine, interpreted by Europeans who had difficulty with pronunciation, as Bongo.
To work towards eradicating endemic poverty by creating a conducive atmosphere for behavioural and attitudinal change particularly among the unemployed youth to stem the tide of rural-urban migration.
The vision of Bongo District Assembly is to have a district with an improved quality of life of the people through creation of jobs, improved health care, and provision of quality water, sanitation and above all education.
Start Date: 2017-04-03
End Date: 2017-05-26