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.
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations is to pilot a project to reduce rural poverty and strengthen livelihoods in 18 communities in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region.
W GONJA: Yagbonwura urged for peace and unity in Northern Ghana The Paramount chief of Gonjaland Traditional area, Yagbonwura Sulemana Tuntunmba Bore Essa (1,) has stressed that peace and unity underpins the socio- economic and infrastructural development, for that matter there is the need as citizens of northern Ghana to promote the inter and intra tribal synergies among the tribal groupings. This according to him can help alleviate some of the numerous chieftaincy and land related disputes in Ghana.