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.

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Mr. Bede Ziedeng, out-going Upper West Regional Minister, has expressed dissatisfaction at the abysmal performance of the Jirapa District Assembly in revenue mobilization.

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