The Lawra District is one of the nine 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.
It is bounded to the East and South by the Jirapa and Lambussie-Karni District and to the North and West by the Republic of Burkina Faso. The total area of the District is put at 1,051.2 square kilometres. This constitutes about 5.7% of the Region’s total area, which is estimated at 18,476 square kilometres.
Land disputes remain a thorny issue that could disturb the peace prevailing in the Lawra District if immediate measures are not taken to find amicable settlements, Mr Samson Abu, Lawra District Chief Executive has said
Mr. Abu Samson the Aspiring Member of Parliament for Lawra Constituency in the Upper West region has unveiled that redeveloping the Arts and Crafts work in the area will take a centre stage in his development agenda as he contest for the MP slot in the December polls.
Movement within the Lawra town has lately become easier and comfortable for motorists and road users in the area as the Assembly has managed to tar almost all the roads in Lawra to boost the entire road network in the district.