The Central Gonja district is one of the twenty six (26) districts of the Northern Region. It was carved out of the West Gonja district in 2004 as part of the government’s efforts to further decentralize governance.
The Central Gonja district is located at the southern end of the Northern region of Ghana and has Buipe as its administrative capital. It shares boundaries in the north with the Tamale metropolis, the Kintampo North district of the Brong-Ahafo Region in the south, East Gonja district in the East and the West Gonja district in the West. It covers a total land area of 8,353 Km2, representing 12% of the total landmass of the Northern Region.
Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday announced that government has embarked on a number of programmes that would improve the sheanut industry and uplift women in the country from abject poverty.