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The District is one of the eleven Districts that make up the Upper West Region. It lies in the north western corner of the Upper West Region in Ghana between Long. 2°25 W and 2°45W and Lat. 10°20 and 11°00. It is bounded to East and south by the Jirapa/Lambussie District and to the North and West by the Republic of Burkina Faso. The total area of the District is put at 1051.2 square km. This constitutes about 5.7% of the Region’s total land area, which is estimated at 18,476 square km.

 chief executive's message

There are several tourist sites that are of inmense interest to visitors to this part of the country. One is the Gothic stone church at Nandom, whose classic architecture is of historic significance.

Agriculture is also of significance to the people especially livestock production which  is high in the district.Animal rearing is one of the most lucrative ventures undertaken .

The district assembly has conducted feasibility studies and is ready and willing to collaborate with and as ... more »

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The District Chief Executive of the Lawra District Assembly, Paschal Baylon Dery has implored the Savannah Accelerated Development Agency(SADA) and the Northern Rural Growth Programme(NRGP) to facilitate in resolving the grey area of pricing between farmers and Plus 1 Investment Limited in the district’s butternut squash production.

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District acquires 10 additional mechanized boreholes

The difficulty in accessing potable water has been a major social challenge with locals up-north, especially those in the deprived communities and remote areas in Northern Ghana.
NRGP has potential to reduce poverty Minister

The Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) has the potential to reduce poverty significantly within the next five years through irrigation in the Upper West Region.
Citizens congratulates new DCE

The Lawra Youngsters Association, has congratulated Mr Pascal Dery, for being nominated as the District Chief Executive (DCE) by President John Dramani Mahama.
Lawra Naa bemoans expensive funerals, alcoholism

Naa Puowele Karbo III, the Paramount Chief of the Lawra Traditional Area has bemoaned the organization of expensive funerals and the accompanying excessive alcoholism to the detriment of the living.
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