The West Gonja Municipal is one of the 7 administrative assemblies in the Savannah region of Ghana. It was established on the 23rd of December 1988 by PNDC Law 207. In 2004 however, the Central Gonja District was carved out of it with the passage of a new legislative instrument (L.I.1775). Also, the North Gonja District was carved out of the West Gonja District in 2012 by (L.I. 2069). In January, 2020, the West Gonja District Assembly was declared a Municipal Assembly under a declaration of Municipality instrument (L.I. 2398) which was signed on 27th January, 2020 by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Ado Dankwa Akufo-Addo. On 12th February, 2019, Damongo was declared the capital of the newly created Savannah Region with the coming into force of the Constitutional Instrument (CI) 105, which was signed into force by the President.


The vision of the West Gonja Municipal (Assembly) is to develop the (Municipality) to the status of a World class Municipality with a healthy, well informed and law abiding citizenry.


The West Gonja Municipal Assembly exists to improve the standard of living of the people by coordinating the activities of all stakeholders to ensure improved service delivery.


The core values of the West Gonja Municipal are in line with the Local Government Service of Ghana. These are: Accountability, Client-oriented, Creativity, Diligence, Discipline, Equity, Integrity, Innovativeness, Timeliness and Transparency.