The Sissala East District is located in the north-western part of Ghana in the Upper West Region. The Administrative district capital is Tumu. The District is strategically positioned as it shares a 300 kilometre border with Burkina Faso to the North. The district shares boundaries to the east with Kassena Nankana East and Builsa district, both of the Upper East Region while its extreme southeastern portion shares a boundary with Mamprugo-Moaduri District of the Northern Region, on the West the District shares boundaries with Sissala West and to the South Wa East.
Patronage of family planning services is still a major challenge in the Sissala East District, as it has consistently stagnated and declined in the family planning contraceptive and acceptor rate for the past two years.
It is anticipated that the water situation in the Sissala East district will markedly improve in the days ahead with ongoing efforts to cover more towns and communities with potable water within the district.
As part of ways to help maintain and consolidate the social and historical ties between the two states, the District Chief Executive for the Sissala East District Assembly, Johnson Juasuglo Saborh has for the first time in office paid a working visit to Leo municipality in neighbouring Burkina Faso.