The Lawra District is one of the Eleven (11) Districts that make up the Upper West Region and derives its legal existence from Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1434 of 1988. It lies in the North Western corner of the Upper West Region in Ghana between Latitudes 2 25W and 2°45"W and Longitudes 10°20" N and 11°00"N. The District has its Administrative capital at Lawra .The District shares boundaries with Nandom District to the North, to the south with Jirapa District, to the west with Ivory Coast and to the East with lambussie-karni
The District Chief Executive for the Lawra District Assembly, Paschal Baylon Dery has suggested that in the quest to mitigate climate change effect on agriculture, there is the need to fully exploit the Black Volta for agric production.
The new District Chief Executive for Lawra District Assembly, Paschal Baylon Dery has asserted that in exploring opportunities to spur growth and development in the district, traditional authorities together with the assembly must critically spring back and use agric to promote development of the district.
The Member of Parliament for Lawra constituency, Hon. Abu Samson with support from the Ghana Investment Funds for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has resolved to donate some desktop computers to two Senior High Schools(SHS) in the Lawra district.