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The West Gonja District is one of the 26 districts in the Northern Region, with its administrative capital at Damango. About 30% of the district’s land represents forest reserves and Mole National Park. The district shares common boundaries with Sawla-Tuna-Kalba district on the west, Wa East and West Mamprusi on the north. The district also shares boundaries with North Gonja to the East and Central Gonja on the south. The district is endowed with natural game resources and many tourist sites.


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This district is very unique, for instance certain minerals are available in the West Gonja District, awaiting exploitation by investors. For example Barite deposits which can be used to make paints and several other products can be located in Daboya.

Prime among the potentials is the opportunity to set up a local textile industry, which would engage in the manufacture of smocks. This traditional wear is popular and has strong market demand both in Ghana and abroad.

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The electricity expansion project in the Northern region is moving steadily as three local communities in the West Gonja district today had been connected to the national power grid network.

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School blockW GONJA:
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Government is building about 20 new classroom blocks in the West Gonja District.
Cross-section of traditional leadersW GONJA:
Yagbonwura urged for peace and unity in Northern Ghana

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Oppong Fosu(Min)W GONJA:
Public sector development driven by decentralization - Minister

Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development over the weekend noted that the key part of public sector development was driven by decentralisation.
Road constructionW GONJA:
Structures on Fufulso-Damongo-Sawla road due to be cleared

The contractor working on the first lot of the147.5 km Fufulso-Damongo-Sawla road in the western part of the northern region is having it tough with owners of temporal structures along the main street of Damongo.
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