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 Chiefs and people of the Kaleo Traditional Area in the Upper West Region have expressed their gratitude to the President for appointing Mr Roger Angsonmwine to the office of the Secretary to the Cabinet.
Teachers of second cycle institutions in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region have strongly protested against the publication of research findings on the level of sexual harassment in Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the District.
The World Food Programme (WFP) in conjunction with the Sissala East District(SEDA) is undertaking a move to sustain the various economic modules like the National Youth Employment Programme(NYEP) now rebranded as Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency(GYEEDA) and the Local Entreprises and Skills Development Programme(LESDEP).
A considerable number of equipments have been delivered to some individuals who have taken training in certain skills under the Local Enterprise and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) being implemented in the Sissala East District.
At least five residents at the Sissala East District have been supported by the Local Enterprise and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) to acquire some tricycles for the purposes of helping to grow the local economy of the area.