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, Hon. Sulemana Alijata Gbentie has taken time off visiting several schools at Tumu as today marked my first day at school across board in various schools located in the district.
Mr. Moses Bavia on Thursday, September 5, 2013 named the new Sissala East DCE in a fresh list compiled by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD)to support decentralization in the NDC government.
Some peasant and smallholder farmers of three Sissala East communities in the Upper West Region will soon enjoy meaningful support from Needy Farms, a non-governmental organization (NGO) set to offer assistance to keep and encourage poor farmers in business and boost the development of agric.
Dr. Ephraim Avea Nsoh, Upper West Regional Minister has issued a directive to security personnel in the region to deal ruthlessly with anybody caught smuggling fertilizer, saying he has declared zero tolerance for all such acts of economic sabotage.