The Sawla-Tuna- Kalba District was carved out of the then Bole District in 2004. Indeed, the District was one of the twenty-eight (28) districts created in that year 2004. As one of the twenty (26) districts in the Northern Region, the district is located in the western part of the Northern Region, between latitudes 8 40o and 9 40 o North and longitudes 1 o 50 and 2 o 45 o West. The District shares common boundaries with Wa West District, Wa Municipal and Wa East to the North, Bole District to the South, West Gonja District to the East and La Cote d’Ivoire to the West. It has a total land area of about 4,601 square kilometers out of the total area of 74,984 kilometers of the Northern Region, representing six point fourteen percent (6.14%) of the total land mass of the Northern Region. Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District administrative capital (Sawla) is about 210 kilometers North West of Tamale, the Regional capital in the Republic of Ghana.
The Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district assembly is stepping up efforts in the provision of more housing facilities to ease the social burden of residents and improve the accommodation situation in the district.
The difficulty of getting sustainable water to power agric related activities in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district will largely be mitigated as rehabilitation of some dug-outs for five communities have been completed.
Inhabitants of Kunfusi, a suburb of the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district in the Northern region are awaiting the successful completion of a Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) centre to enable ease their stress in accessing primary healthcare services.