Gushiegu District was carved out of the then Eastern Dagomba district. It among the twenty six (26) districts in the northern region. It is located in the north-eastern part of the Northern Region. The administrative capital of the district is Gushiegu and is about 105 kilometres north-east of Tamale, the regional capital. The district shares boundaries with the East Mamprusi Districts and Bunkpurugu/yunyoo district to the north, Yendi municipal to the south, Saboba and Chereponi Districts respectively to the east and Karaga District to the west.
The Gushegu district is yearning to turn around its economic fortunes through agric with a high commitment to expand the Mango Plantation Project and climate change captured under the Ghana Social Opportunity Project (GSOP).