The Central Gonja District is one of the twenty-six districts of the Northern Region. It was carved out of the West Gonja District in 2004 as part of the government’s efforts to further decentralise governance.
The District has the rare opportunity of having a vast array of resources that can be tapped for the overall development of the district. The local opportunities have largely remained untapped mainly due to limited investment funding and the limited exposure of the district to potential and prospective investors.
about this district
The Central Gonja District is located at the southern end of the Northern Region of Ghana. It shares boundaries in the north with the Tamale Metropolis, the Kintampo North District of the Brong-Ahafo Region in the south, East Gonja District in the East and the West Gonja District in the West. It covers a total land area of 8,353 Km2, representing 12% of the total landmass of the Northern Region. Buipe, the administrative capital.
The land form of the district is low 1 ying but gently undulating at altitudes ranging between 150m to 300m above sea level though some parts average 600m. The area is traversed by two major rivers - the White Volta, which flows longitudinally through the district, and the Black Volta, which forms the district’s southern boundary with the Kintampo North District. A lot of streams crisscross the district and flow into the two Volta Rivers.
The Central Gonja District lies within the tropical continental zone. Annual rainfall is unevenly distributed and limited to six months that is, from May to October. The mean annual rainfall ranges between 1000mm and 1500 mm with its peak in September. It has a slightly longer rainy season than the rest of the northern region.
Mr Mumuni Shiraz Ibn Yacin, Central Gonja District Chief Executive (DCE) has appealed to farmers in the district to embrace dry season farming as the surest way of helping to address the problem of food scarcity during dry season.
C GONJA: DCE solicits support for development Mr Mumuni Shiraz Ibin Yacin, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Central Gonja, has appealed to Heads of Decentralized Departments to be committed to their work to ensure the development of the area.
C GONJA: DCE galvanizes support for development Mr Mumuni Shiraz Ibin Yacin, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Central Gonja, has appealed to Heads of Decentralized Departments to be committed to their work to ensure the development of the area.