The Sissala District is located in the North Eastern part of Ghana. It lies approximately between Longitude 213w to 2:36w and Latitude 10:00N 11:00N. The District forms part of the Eleven (11) Districts in the Upper West Region of the country. The Administrative capital of the District is Gwollu. The district sharing border with Burkina Faso on the North which facilitate cross border socio-economic activities. However, this has its own implications for health and crime wave. It covers a total Land area of 4,11289km, which is about 25% of the total Landmass of the Upper West Region. On the East it shares boundaries with Sissala East, to the South with Wa East, to the West with Jirapa District and Lambussie –karni District respectively and to the South Western boarders with Daffiama Bussie Issa District.
The Paramount Chief of Gwollu Traditional Area, Kuori Bukpie Linmann IV has advised the youth in the area to refrain from all manner of violence and use a civilised approach to put accross their grievances.
For some time now the Sissala West district of the Upper West is functioning without a substantive district chief executive. The president’s appointee Mr Moses Luri Dramani is on the run and in a hideout as result of demonstration organized by the chiefs and people of the area against his administration last month. The whereabouts of the DCE is becoming an issue as the district is being run solely by the district coordinating director.
Maternal mortality, Education and Open defecation is likely to receive relative attention from the 2015 development budget of the Sissala West district being prepared for approval by the General assembly.
The District Chief Executive for the Sissala West District, Moses Dramani Luri says he is much focused to see massive transformation in the quality of lives of individuals living in the district rather than where he will be next as far as his political future is concerned.
Some nine deprived communities in the Sissala West District are expected to get access to primary healthcare facilities soon with the construction of separate Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) centres ongoing in these areas.