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 Jirapa district is located in the North Western corner of the Upper West Region of Ghana. It lies approximately between latitudes 10.25o and 11.00o North and longitudes 20.25o and 20.40o West. Its covers a total land area of 833.8 sq. km. It extends from Lambussie in the North to Dapuori in the South.
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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.
Ghana is benefiting alongside with fifteen other countries like Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger which had been considered to implement Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) project in West Africa.
JIRAPA: Assembly releases GHs1, 000 to tertiary students The Jirapa District Assembly has released an amount of GHs 1,000 to support Jirapa Tertiary Students Union to organize extra classes in various subjects with the view of complementing the efforts of the lecturers in a bid to impact knowledge.