North Gonja District with its capital Daboya was carved from West Gonja and forms part of the new districts and municipalities created in the year 2012 and were inaugurated at their various locations simultaneously on the 28th June, 2012. The President H.E. J.E.A Mills, by an Executive Instrument (E.I) created 46 new Districts. All the inaugurated and confirmed MMDAs established are operational with immediate effect hence bringing the total number of MMDAs to 216. The district shares boundaries with Mamprugo Moaduri District to the north WaWest to the North West. West Gonja to the south, Sawla-Tuna- Kalba district to the west, Tolon district to the south East and Kumbungu district to the North West.
The Wasipe - Wura Anyame Kabassagya II, Paramount Chief of the Wasipe Traditional Area, has called on people in the North Gonja District to give peace a chance to foster unity for sustainable development.
The Assembly member for Daboya West electoral area, Akwesi Frimpong has called for improved demarcation for a new settlement in his area, consisting of Sawaba and Zegbali, thus appealed to the assembly and the Town and Country Planning to swiftly intervene and improve access and movement in the area.
The Member of Parliament for Daboya/Mankarigu constituency, Baani Abudu Nelson says President John Dramani Mahama is a pride in the political arena therefore deserves more awards than what he has received in Benin.