The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) was elevated to the status of Metropolis in 2004. The Metropolis is one of the six Metropolitan Assemblies in the country and the only Metropolis in the three Northern Regions of Ghana namely; Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions. The capital of the Metropolis is the capital of the Northern Region and the seat of the Northern Regional Minister. It lies between latitude 9.16° and 9.34° North and longitudes 00.36°and 00.57.Tamale Metropolitan Assembly is located approximately 180 metres above sea level. The topography is generally rolling with some shallow valleys which serve as stream courses. There are also some isolated hills but these do not inhibit physical development.
The Tamale Metropolis is one of the 26 districts in the Northern Region. The Metropolis is located in the central part of the Northern Region and shares boundaries with five other districts namely the Savelugu- Nanton to the North, Yendi Municipal Assembly to the East, Tolon-Kumbungu to the West, Central Gonja to the South West and East Ganja to the South.
Mr Emmanuel Abu Alhassan, National Secretary of the Association of Shea Nut Farmers, Processors and Buyers of Ghana, has appealed to people in the Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions to support the establishment of the Nut For Growth (N4G), a shea nut processing company under construction at Duunyin along to the Tamale/Salaga highway.
Israeli Ambassador in Ghana, Ms Sharon Bar-li, has visited four kindergarten schools participating in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme being undertaken in Tamale by MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation.
The Sheanut and Soybean Suppliers Association of Tamale has expressed gratitude to the Nuts For Growth (N4G), a new nuts company that is being built in the Northern Region with the aim of creating more than 30,000 jobs.
Alhaji Abdul-Basit Fuseini, Deputy Northern Regional Minister has blamed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), as well as District Chief Executives (DCEs), in the Northern Region, for reneging their roles and responsibilities in curbing conflicts in the region.