The region covers a geographical area of approximately 18,478 square kilometres. This constitutes about 12.7 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. The region is bordered on the North by the Republic of Burkina Faso, on the East by Upper East Region, on the South by Northern Region and on the West by Cote d’Ivoire.
The region is located in the guinea savannah vegetation belt. The vegetation consists of grass with scattered drought resistant trees such as the shea, the baobab, dawadawa, and neem trees. The heterogeneous collection of trees provides all domestic requirements for fuel wood and charcoal, construction of houses, cattle kraals and fencing of gardens. The shorter shrubs and grass provide fodder for livestock.
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 Ghana Social Opportunity Project (GSOP), a socio-economic relief programme being implemented in the deprived areas has created the avenue for three communities within the Lambussie Karni district to get dug-outs.
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.
National Council for Tertiary Education freezes new programmes The National Council for Tertiary Education has put a temporary freeze on the submission of new programmes for approval because of Government’s plan to convert polytechnics to technical universities.