The Bawku West district is located in the north-eastern section of the Upper East Region. Zebilla is the district capital. It is bordered to the north by the Republic of Burkina Faso, to the east by the Bawku East District, to the west by the Bolgatanga District and to the south by the East Mamprusi District.
Significantly, two tributaries of the Volta River namely the White Volta and the Red Volta run contiguous to the districts eastern and western boundaries respectively. There is a strong relationship between the geology and the relief of the district.
The District Chief Executive for the Bawku West District Assembly, Moro Adam Anabah has revealed that works on the Zebilla-Zabre road, which links Ghana and Burkina Faso will soon be accomplished to ease transportation.
The Bawku West District Chief Executive, Mr. Moro Adam Anabah has assured that all things being equal works on the 6 unit classroom block facility currently under construction at Gbantongo will soon be completed.
The long awaited opportunity to secure a Junior High School (JHS) for the Kaare-Natinga basic school in the Bawku West district will soon be realized as an additional block has been built for the school to open up classrooms meant for teaching and learning activities.