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.
Increasing yields of leguminous crops is a critical component of reducing issues of poverty in the rural communities, and increasing their income levels and nutritional values to ensure food security in Ghana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.