Elections 2008: Upper East

  • Date Created

    June, 1960

    Population

    1046545

  • History

    The Upper East Region is located in north Ghana and is the second smallest of 10 now 16 administrative regions in Ghana, occupying a total land surface of 8,842 square kilometers or 2.7 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. The Upper East regional capital is Bolgatanga, sometimes referred to as Bolga. Other major towns in the region include Navrongo, Paga, Bawku and Zebilla. The Upper East region is located in the north-eastern corner of Ghana, precisely located in the Kingdom of Dagbon, and bordered by Burkina Faso to the north and Togo to the east. It lies between longitude 0° and 1° West, and latitudes 10° 30′N and 11°N. The region shares boundaries with Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, Upper West Region to the west, and the Northern Region to the south. The Upper East region is divided into 15 districts, each headed by a district chief executive.

  • Demographics

    The Upper East region is located in the north-eastern corner of Ghana, precisely located in the Kingdom of Dagbon, and bordered by Burkina Faso to the north and Togo to the east. It lies between longitude 0° and 1° West, and latitudes 10° 30′N and 11°N. The region shares boundaries with Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, Upper West Region to the west, and the Northern Region to the south. The Upper East region is divided into 15 districts, each headed by a district chief executive. The center of population of the Upper East Region is located in its capital of Bolgatanga. The population is primarily rural (79%) and scattered in dispersed settlements. The rural population was 87.1 percent in 1984 and 84.3% in 2000. There was, thus, a 2.8 percentage point reduction in the rural share of the population between 1984 and 2000 and a further 5.3 percent reduction between 2000 and 2010.[3] With only 21 per cent of the population living in urban areas, the region is the least urbanized in Ghana. In fact, together with Upper West, they are the two regions with a less than 20 per cent urban population. Ghanaian citizen by birth, childhood or parenthood constitute 92.5 percent of the population of the Upper East region. Naturalized Ghanaian citizen constitute 5.3 percent.

After 13 out of 13 Constituencies Declared

NDC
NPP

65.60%

JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS

223,994

34.40%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

117,477
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS NDC 223,994 65.60%
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 117,477 34.40%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Nabdam 2,436
NDC - 61.44%
NPP - 38.56%
Navrongo Central 2,771
NDC - 54.48%
NPP - 45.52%
Builsa South 4,822
NDC - 74.02%
NPP - 25.98%
Bawku Central 5,260
NDC - 56.21%
NPP - 43.79%
Builsa North 6,945
NDC - 68.60%
NPP - 31.40%