The East Mamprusi Municipal Assembly is one of the six (6) Municipal and District Assemblies in the North East Region of north Ghana. The Municipal capital is Gambaga and also the proposed regional capital.
It was promoted from District to Municipality in by Legislative Instrument (LI) 1776 in 2004 and it covers a land mass of 1,706.8 square kilometers.
It is one of the oldest Municipalities in the North East Region. Out of it, the West Mamprusi Municipal was carved in 1988. In 2004, the Bunkpurugu-Nyankpanduri District was also created to promote developments. It therefore served as the parent district for West Mamprusi Municipal and Bunkpurugu-Nyankpanduri Districts.
To the north, it shares boundaries with Talensi and Nabdam Districts, Bawku West and Garu Districts, all in the Upper East Region and to the east is the Bunkpurugu Nyankpanduri District. It is bordered in the west by the West Mamprusi Municipal and to the south by the Gushiegu Municipal and Karaga District.
Political and Administrative Structure
The District has a Town Councils (Nalerigu ), 3 Area Councils (Langbinsi, Sakogu and Gbintri) and 36 Unit Committees. The District Assembly has 36 elected members, 15 Government appointees, one Member of Parliament, and a Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) who is the executive and administrative head of the District. He/she is assisted by the Municipal Co-ordinating Director and his technical team as the technocrats and advisers of the DCE.