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.
The District Chief Executive for Jirapa in the Upper West Region, Madam Vivien-Nelly Kunko Benongkore has appealed to the chiefs and people of the area to join forces and collaborate with the assembly in order to bring development to the district.
Ghana is benefiting alongside with fifteen other countries like Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger which had been considered to implement Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) project in West Africa.