East Gonja District is located at the South-eastern section of the Northern Region of Ghana. The district lies between Lat. 8oN & 9.29oN and, Long. 0.29E & 1.26oW. It shares boundaries with Yendi municipal and Tamale metropolitan to the North, Central Gonja District to the West, Kpandai Districts to the East, and the Volta and Brong Ahafo Regions to the South. The administrative capital is salaga. The district is endowed with rich natural resources and tourism.
Farmers in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region have hailed the sustainable development of rain-fed production project of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) being implemented in the area.
Established some three years ago to facilitate skills training and capacity building for the youth and people of the East Gonja district, Sakpalua Skills Training Centre still operates but struggles with required tutors to conduct training at the centre.
Alhaji Ibrahim Dey Abubakari, the Member of Parliament for Salaga South, is insisting on a major intervention from government to put a closure to the woes of the ordinary residents with regards to water supply in the area.
Mr. Alhassan Mumuni, Member of Parliament for Salaga North in the East Gonja District, has appealed to government through the Ministry of Education to consider establishing a Senior High School in the area as part of the 200 Community Day SHS project promised by government.