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Upper West

LAMBUSSIE/KARNI

 DISTRICT PROFILE

Pursuant the policy of decentralization started in 1988 in Ghana. The Lambussie-Karni District was created from the then Jirapa /Lambussie District by a legislative Instrument (LI) 1849 in 2007 with Lambussie as it district capital. The objective was to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of local governance and fair distribution of available resources, promote peoples’ participation in governance; the District Assembly authority’s quick response to the needs and aspirations of people of the district and to promote public monitory of the local government’s operations.

Assembly Members (38)
  • Male (34)
  • Female (4)

 LOCATION AND SIZE

The district lies in the north western corner of the Upper West region of Ghana.It shares boundaries to the south with Jirapa District, to the East with Sisaala West District, to the West with the Nandom District and to the north with Burkina Faso.The District therefore, serves as one of the national Gate ways to Burkina Faso through Wa –Hamile trunk route.

D.C.E. – HON. WI KANA IDDRISU BRAIMAH


Source:  www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2016 and other sources

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