Daffiama Bussie Issa District with its Administrative capital at Issa was carved from Nadowli and forms part of the new districts and municipalities created in the year 2012 and were inaugurated at their various locations simultaneously on the 28th June, 2012. It now forms part of the Eleven (11) Districts in the Upper West Region of Ghana. The President H.E. J.E.A Mills, by an Executive Instrument (E.I) created 46 new Districts. All the inaugurated and confirmed MMDAs established are operational with immediate effect hence bringing the total number of MMDAs to 216. The district shares boundaries with Nadowli district to the west, to the South with Wa Municipal, to the East to Sissala West District and Wa East to the South East.
The Young Democratic Movement (YDM), a youth group within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Upper West Region, has congratulated Mr Fidelis Zumapkeh on his appointment as the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Daffiama/Bussie/Issa District.
For many living in the Daffiama Bussie Issa district which has its capital as Issa in the upper West region the appointment of Fidelis Zumakpeh as the new District Chief Executive and the first to head the assembly will mean the dawn of development for the area.