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.
The Member of Parliament for Sissala East constituency, Sulemana Alijata Gbentie will this year initiate the construction of the long-awaited Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) for Sakallu, a small community in the area.
The Member of Parliament for Sissala East constituency, Sulemana Alijata Gbentie says a considerable amount of her Common Fund allocation for 2014 will be dedicated into educational activities this year.
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.