The Kusasis make up 22.6 per cent of the region’s total population, but they make up about 75 per cent of the population of Bawku West and 47.6 per cent of the population of Bawku East. The region has three Midwifery Schools and one State Registered Nursing School. When the household disposes solid waste indiscriminately in the bush, along streets, at abandoned or uncompleted building sites or riverbanks, the method is termed “Dumped Elsewhere”. The quality of dwellings in the region and access to amenities are low. The proportion aged 65 years or older is 6.9 percent. The values of the indicators show that most of the demographic characteristics of the districts are very similar to the regional pattern. The Districts are further subdivided into Area/Town Councils/Unit Committees , Talensi-Nabdam (carved out of Bolgatanga) with its capital at Tongo and Garu-Tempane (carved out of Bawku East) with its capital at Garu Tempane, have been created. The data shows that in the region, more females than males have never attended school. Adherence to Traditional religion is predominant in the region. Fuel wood for cooking is scarce and the dried stem of sorghum and millet are mostly used for that purpose. The private formal sector employs about a fifth (21.2%) of economically active population in the region. The proportion is higher than the regional average (79.5%) in Builsa, Kassena-Nankana and Bongo. The dependency ratio in the Region rose from 96.7 in 1984 to 99.2 in 2000 and declined to 93.7 in 2010. About 78.0 per cent of localities in the region, however, have met the Ministry’s accessibility standard of a JSS within five kilometre radius. About two out of every three are in agriculture (66.4%). First, the people should be educated on the need to send the girl-child to school and have her retained for a better future for the girl, the parents and the entire society. The region has 11 districts with a total population of 702,110. Mining activities however stopped in 1930. In 1984, 82.3 per cent of the population, aged six years or older, had never attended school. The level and pattern of fertility in the past can be inferred from the census age distribution with reasonable accuracy. These two regions account for only about a fourth (22.7%) of migrants from outside the region. Drinking water is considered safe or potable if it is obtained from pipe-borne supply in or outside the house or is supplied by tanker or is from manual or mechanized boreholes. About 36 per cent of households with only one sleeping room are over-crowded compared to 42 per cent in the region. The Upper East Region is underlain by two main geologic formations: the Pre-Cambrian Basement Complex and the Paleozoic Consolidated Sedimentary Formations. There are also more households occupying seven or more rooms in the region (21%) than in the country (8.6%) as a whole. A swelling river, connecting to the Wea Dam and lake. In the region, 50.0 per cent of households have access to potable water. left: 0; Type of activity. Yields from this aquifer type are relatively high. Demographic characteristics The most pressing population and development problems requiring policy formulation and interventions are human reproduction/natural increase issues, young age structure and high dependency burden, high level of illiteracy, especially among the adult population, nonavailability and/or poor access to social infrastructural facilities and services, including electricity and health services, uneven distribution and poor quality educational infrastructure. The various water sources are classified by their quality level in relations to their health effects on the consumer. For the region as a whole and for each district, illiteracy is higher for females than for males. The proportion of the private formal sector in the region, however, is only one half of the national. Other programmes such as educational programmes (provision of schools, teachers bungalows), functional literacy programmes and migration and spatial distribution programmes (creation of growth centres to encourage or discourage people moving to specific towns or villages within the districts) need to be assessed to identify areas of resource constraints and difficulties to full implementation. Females constitute another group of the population that appears to be excluded and needs to be integrated into the development process. All the remaining industry groups make up about one eighth (11.9%) of activities in the region, compared with 24.8 per cent at the national level. They must be housed, fed, clothed, educated and provided with health care and other services that either take a long time to yield dividends or have no immediate bearing on economic growth. A large increase in the number of women of childbearing ages inevitably means more children (i.e. Various programmes, projects and activities have been suggested over the years to address the population and development problems of the country, but problems of implementation have made it difficult to make progress. There are 2,394 persons in the region who were enumerated outside the home, constituting 3.9 per cent of the national figure as compared to Ashanti Region (19.1%) and Greater Accra Region (27.0%). The proportion of boys (76.5%) and girls (77.9%) who are in pre-school is about the same. The proportion engaged in wholesale and retail trade, the third major industrial activity in the region and in 3 of the districts, is lowest in Bawku West (4.9%) and higher in Bawku East (11.6%), followed by Bolgatanga (10.8%). Bongo has an age dependency ratio of 107.4 and 44.8 per cent of its population below 15 years. Similarly, sex ratios (males per 100 females) are only slightly above the regional value of 92.6 in the Builsa and Bolgatanga, Districts. It is only in Bongo where the corresponding figure is 79.6 per cent of those aged 12-14 years. The sex ratios reflect the observed pattern which is contrary to the expected pattern of more females than males at the older ages, and may be partly due to exaggeration of age by elderly men. The region has 6 administrative districts3, namely Builsa, Kassena-Nankana, Bongo, Bolgatanga, Bawku West and Bawku East. The age-sex ratios from age group 45-49 to the oldest age, pick-up gradually and in a consistent manner except for the dents at ages 50-54 and 60 - 64 years. Indeed, both numbers and proportions for all the Christian denominations and the other religions are larger for females than for males. The proportion of households with seven or more sleeping rooms is 13.8 per cent in Bawku West while it is far below the regional figure in the remaining four districts. Search results will show graphic and detailed maps matching the search criteria. All our map images are, and will always be, available for free. Breman West Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. The majority of Ghanaians regard the traditional and modern medical systems as complementary and patronize both of them. Domestic employees account for 2.7 per cent of working children. This is a very important factor for a region which falls within the cerebro-spinal-meningitis endemic belt of the country; a disease whose aetiology and epidemiology depend very much on overcrowding and poor ventilation in places of population concentration. Bolgatanga contains the regional capital where most of the white-collar jobs, wholesale and retail trade activities are concentrated. Only 0.6 per cent of localities within the region have a telephone facility, varying from 0.3 per cent in Bolgatanga to 3.8 per cent in Bongo. Disposal at a “Public dump” refers to the situation where the household disposes solid waste at a locally recognized place. They may only try to rush to a hospital or proper clinic when it is too late. Solar charger and torch light, for yourself... Have toilet tissue in your bag, maybe some disinfection for your hands. The situation has improved slightly with the introduction of commercial communication centres, pay phone booths, and mobile phone services. The most common economic trees are the sheanut, dawadawa, boabab and acacia. Programmes on the empowerment of women to improve upon the role and status of women, through adult literacy programmes, girl-child education and income generating activities for women, should be promoted to enable females to participate fully in the development process. For the population aged 6 years and over who have attended school before, almost one in two (48.1%) attained primary level. Senior secondary schools are the least available, in terms of numbers.