Builsa South District with its Administrative capital Fumbisi was carved from Builsa and forms part of the new districts and municipalities created in the year 2012 and were inaugurated at their various locations simultaneously on the 28th June, 2012.The President H.E. J.E.A Mills, by an Executive Instrument (E.I) created 46 new Districts. All the inaugurated and confirmed MMDAs established are operational with immediate effect hence bringing the total number of MMDAs to 216. The District forms part of the Thirteen (13) municipalities and Districts in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The District share boundaries with West Mamprusi District to the West, to the South with Mamprugo-Moaduri District, to the North with the mother District Builsa and to the West with Sissala East District.
Madam Elizabeth Jane Afuic, one of the two female District Chief Executives (DCEs) in the Upper East Region, has committed herself to collaborate with the technocrats and other assembly members to bridge the development gap between Builsa South and the rest of the country.
President John Mahama’s Nominee for the position of District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Builsa South District, Mr Norbert Awulley, was on Tuesday rejected by members of the assembly at a special emergency meeting held at Fumbisi by the District Assembly.