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Hon. Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemana
Hon. Dr. Musheibu Mohammed

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 stories in this region

  • NANDOM:Nandom Celebrates 25 years of Kakube festival

    Sons and daughters oF the Nandom Traditional Area will again gather not only to celebrate an annual festival but also to mark its 25th anniversary celebration scheduled to take place from November 27th to December 2nd, 2014.

  • SISSALA E: District records low Family Planning coverage

    Patronage of family planning services is still a major challenge in the Sissala East District, as it has consistently stagnated and declined in the family planning contraceptive and acceptor rate for the past two years.

  • SISSALA W:Assembly to deepen efforts in Edu, Maternal mortality & Open defecation

    Maternal mortality, Education and Open defecation is likely to receive relative attention from the 2015 development budget of the Sissala West district being prepared for approval by the General assembly.

  • JIRAPA: DCE debunks allegation of misconduct

    District Chief Executive of Jirapa in the Upper West District, Nelly-Vivien B. Kunko has debunked all allegations of misconduct leveled against her by the NDC youth and constituency executives in the in the constituency.

  • SISSALA E: More projects under sustainable rural water and sanitation

    It is anticipated that the water situation in the Sissala East district will markedly improve in the days ahead with ongoing efforts to cover more towns and communities with potable water within the district.

  • SISSALA W:‘My focus is not where to be next in politics’- Luri declares

    The District Chief Executive for the Sissala West District, Moses Dramani Luri says he is much focused to see massive transformation in the quality of lives of individuals living in the district rather than where he will be next as far as his political future is concerned.

  • WA:Out-of-school children in UWR enroll

    A total of 7,125 out of school children from the Upper West and Brong Ahafo regions have been enrolled unto the Complementary Basic Education (CBE) Programme to enable them acquire basic literacy and numeracy skills.

  • JIRAPA: District records first cholera case

    St, Joseph Hospital in the Jirapa District has recorded the first cholera case in the district.

  • SISSALA E:Assembly moves to deepen ties with Burkina Faso

    As part of ways to help maintain and consolidate the social and historical ties between the two states, the District Chief Executive for the Sissala East District Assembly, Johnson Juasuglo Saborh has for the first time in office paid a working visit to Leo municipality in neighbouring Burkina Faso.

  • JIRAPA: Street naming system launched

    The Jirapa District would not be left out of the all important directive by His Excellency the President of the Republic John Dramani Mahama for all Assemblies to ensure they name streets and address properties in their respective District by end of September, 2014.



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