The Jirapa District established by LI 1902 was carved out of the then Jirapa-Lambussie District in 2007 as part of Ghana’s decentralization process. The District Forms part of the Eleven (11) districts in the Upper West Region. The Administrative Capital of the District is Jirapa. The Jirapa district is located in the North Western corner of the Upper West Region of Ghana. The District Shares boundaries with Lambussie-karni District to the North, to the West with Lawra District, to the South with Nadowli District , to the South East with Daffiama Bussie Issa and to the North East with Sissala West.
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Agricultrue is the backbone of the district’s economy, engaging about 80% of the people.There also exist numerous small-scale dams and dry valleys along the Volta River that could be developed into irrigation dams, for cultivation of rice, dry season vegetable farming and livestock watering.
The District also aims at strengthening institutions that deal with the vulnerable and the excluded and also institute regular budgetary allocation to promote gender mainstreaming.
The District Chief Executive for Jirapa in the Upper West Region, Madam Vivien-Nelly Kunko Benongkore has appealed to the chiefs and people of the area to join forces and collaborate with the assembly in order to bring development to the district.
JIRAPA: Rural Bank to support youth in farming Mr. Paul Derigubaa, the Member of Parliament for Jirapa, has urged the Sonzele Rural Bank Limited to use part of its micro-finance resources to support the youth to undertake dry season farming.
JIRAPA: Vivien-Nelly Kunko confirmed as DCE Assembly Members at Jirapa District in the Upper West Region have approved forty-year-old teacher, Vivien-Nelly Kunko, as the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area.