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.
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.
The Nandom District Assembly will this year offer a helping hand to about One Thousand, Fourteen girls (1014) in the area under the DSID- Ministry of Education’s Participatory Approaches to Students Success (PASS) sponsorship package for students.
The Upper West Regional Vector Control Officer of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mr Ezekiel Ayamga, has given an assurance that the company will continue with its disinfestation exercise to get rid of disease-causing insects in the region.