The Nkwanta North District is one of the twenty five (25) Municipalities and Districts in the Volta Region of Ghana. The District is located between Latitude 7°30’N and 8°45’N and Longitude 0°10’W and 045’E. The District shares boundaries with the Nanumba South District to the North, Republic of Togo to the East, Kpandai District to the West, and Nkwanta South District to the South. The District Capital, Kpassa is located 270km to the South of Ho (the Regional Capital). The District has a surface area of approximately 1,1510km2 thus making it one of the smallest districts in the Volta Region of Ghana.The Nkwanta North District is remotely located in terms of proximity to large commercial centres such as Hohoe and Yendi. This makes prices of farm produce low but prices of manufactured goods remain high in the district. As a result, the District experience low household incomes especially among farmers who dominate the District’s population.
Unlike many other MMDAs that have their quest to start serious business of the assembly dashed by the inability to elect Presiding Member, the Nkwanta North District however successfully crossed that hurdle.
Effective law enforcement is an important panacea for socioeconomic development of every society and it is in light of these that the Nkwanta North District Assembly has built its new District magistrate court at Kpassa.