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 and Tamale districts to the North, Central Gonja District to the West, Nanumba-North and Nanumba-South Districts to the East, and the Volta and Brong Ahafo Regions to the South.
The total land area of the district is 10,787 sq kilometres, occupying about 15.3% of the landmass of the Northern Region. The district comes first in terms of land area (size) among the districts of the Northern Region. The East Gonja District is the second largest district in the Northern Region.
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.
Mr Alhassan Mumuni, National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Salaga North in the Northern Region, has expressed gratitude to his constituents for the confidence reposed in him by voting massively for him and President John Dramani Mahama in Election 2012.