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.
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.
The Sissala West District Assembly has presented five motor bikes procured at a total cost of GH¢25,000.00 to the District Education Directorate to improve on the general performance of education in the district.