Bunkpurugu


Bunkpurugu

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Bunkpurugu is a town in the Northern Region of Ghana close to the border with Togo.

Bunkpurugu is the District Capital of the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo District Assembly where the administrative issues of the district is carried out.It is the third largest settlement in the region after Tamale and yendi.It is also the biggest town of the Bimobas(British Mobas).

Bunkpurugu is still without electricity and good access road(s). The only Police Post in the District is in a deplorable state. There is no potable drinking water, the nearest major hospital is miles away in Nalerigu.

As a result of the inadequacies in development, government workers were refusing to take transfer to the district while private individuals were also declining to establish businesses there. This led to the nick-naming of the area as "a State within the Ghana State or an orphaned district". (ghanaweb).

The Capitation Grant and the School Feeding Programs implemented by the government through the district assembly has increased school enrolment. The good news is that more girls are now in school than before. Hope is in sight! The appointment of a Female District Chief Executive came as welcoming news to the once male dominated area. The Administrative Head of the District couldn't have been a man. The people of the district are hoping that the their share of the national cake will be given them without any "blocks"


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