The Jirapa District established by LI 1902 was carved out of the then Jirapa-Lambussie District in 2007 as part of Ghana’s decentralization process. The District Forms part of the Eleven (11) districts in the Upper West Region. The Administrative Capital of the District is Jirapa. The Jirapa district is located in the North Western corner of the Upper West Region of Ghana. The District Shares boundaries with Lambussie-karni District to the North, to the West with Lawra District, to the South with Nadowli District , to the South East with Daffiama Bussie Issa and to the North East with Sissala West.
In a bid to form a formidable team to participate in the next level of sporting games in the upper west region, the Jirapa zone sport federation has organized the biannual inter-school games and athletics competition for senior high schools.
District Chief Executive of Jirapa in the Upper West District, Nelly-Vivien B. Kunko has debunked all allegations of misconduct leveled against her by the NDC youth and constituency executives in the in the constituency.