The West Mamprusi District is one of 45 new districts created in 1988 under the Government of Ghana’s decentralization and local government reform policy. Carved out of the old Gambaga District in the Northern Region. The districts’ administrative capital is Walewale, which lies on the Tamale-Bolgatanga trunk road, approximately 68 miles away from Tamale.The district is bordered to the north by Builsa, Kassena-Nankana and Bolgatanga districts, in the Upper East Region; to the south by North Gonja, Karaga, Kumbungu and Savelugu district in the Northern Region; to the west by the Sissala East and Wa East districts; and to the east by East Mamprusi.
The Member of Parliament for Walewale , Hon. Sagre Bambangi says as part of his contributions to education, he has resolved to stock libraries of selected Senior High Schools(SHS) in his constituency with basic text books and other useful educational materials to help equip and broaden the horizon of students in education.