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 Assembly is highly committed to improve the level of sanitation in its various environs as it had geared up to increase institutional latrines in some selected schools of the area.
For the past three years in Gushegu District in the Northern region, as many as 15 communities have duly benefited from clean water facilities meant to boost efforts in the water system of the area, District Chief Executive of the Assembly, Fuseini Alhassan revealed.
Peasant farmers in the Gushegu District have demanded that adequate health infrastructure be put up to address the challenges of accessing health care by small-holder farmers in remote areas in the district.