Bolgatanga Municipal

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The Bolgatanga Municipal District has a total of 164 communities and a population of 131,550. The Municipality, however, is yet to record any ODF achievement. This is probably due to its predominantly urban nature. Currently, Ghana has no strategy to fight open defecation in urban communities and larger towns. However, Bolgatanga, like all other districts in the Upper East Region, is determined to achieve an ODF status by the end of 2020. The Municipal authorities are currently applying the CLTS approach in the rural communities, law enforcement and sanitation marketing with support from UNICEF and the World Bank-IDA to fight open defecation.

For further information about Bolga’s ODF situation, you may call the Municipal Environmental Health Officer, Leo Logochura on 0208987200.

Total number of communities
Number of ODF communities
% ODF achievement


UNICEF and the World Bank are currently supporting the Bolgatanga Municipality to end open defecation. You also have a role to play.