Elections 2008: Upper West

  • Date Created

    June, 1960

    Population

    702110

  • History

    The Upper West Region of Ghana is located in the north-western corner of Ghana and is bordered by Upper East region to the east, Northern region to the south, and Burkina Faso to the west and north. The Upper West regional capital and largest settlement is Wa. Upper West is the youngest region, created in Ghana by the then Head of State, Flight-Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings in 1983 under the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC). The area was carved out of the former Upper Region, which is now the Upper East Region.

  • Demographics

    The Upper West Region is one of the 16 regions of Ghana. It is located at the North Western corner of Ghana with latitude 9.8°- 11.O° North and longitude 1.6°- 3.0 West, bounded to Burkina Faso to the North. It covers a geographical area of 18,476 square kilometers, representing 12.7% of the total land area of Ghana. The northern Ghana-Burkina Faso is bordered on the east by the Upper East region and Northern regions, on the south by the Northern region, on the west by western Ghana-Burkina Faso, and the Upper West region on the north. It is the seventh largest region in Ghana in total area, and it is made up of 11 districts. By virtue of its location, the Upper West Region has the potential for international and inter-regional trade and other bi-lateral relations, but the overspill of criminal activities and disaster, such as bush fires, diseases and pestilence, armed robbery etc., from the region's neighbors also pose a threat

After 10 out of 10 Constituencies Declared

NDC
NPP

62.33%

JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS

134,926

37.67%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

81,561
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS NDC 134,926 62.33%
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 81,561 37.67%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Wa East 840
NDC - 51.91%
NPP - 48.09%
Sissala West 902
NDC - 52.84%
NPP - 47.16%
Sissala East 2,186
NPP - 55.90%
NDC - 44.10%
Lambussie-Karni 2,487
NDC - 60.98%
NPP - 39.02%
Nadawli East 2,576
NDC - 62.77%
NPP - 37.23%