Builsa South District is one of the fifteen (15) districts in the Upper East Region of the Republic of Ghana. The district was carved out of the Builsa District in June 2012. It has Fumbisi as it capital.
Builsa South District lies between longitudes 1005’ West and 10 35’ West and latitudes 10020’ North and 10050’ North of the equator. The district shares boundaries with the Builsa North Municipality to the North, Mamprugu Moagduri District in the North East Region to the South, West Mamprusi Municipality in the North East Region to the West, and the Sissala East District in the Upper West Region to the East. The district has a total land area of 1,208 square kilometers with an arable land area of 688.6 square kilometers. The district is predominantly rural in nature.
The vision of the Builsa South District Assembly is to become a prosperous and peaceful district with high economic status through the creation of varied economic opportunities and a sustained environment for local economic growth and social justice
Builsa South District Assembly exists to pursue development through an efficient and effective mobilization and utilization of available resources for the implementation of pragmatic programs, projects, and activities geared towards improving the living standards of the people while creating an enabling environment for democratic governance.
The district’s population was 36,575 according to the Population and Housing Census report of 2021. The report showed that 18,247 were females while 18,328 were males and this was projected to grow to 39,590 (Males - 19,839 & Females - 19,751) by 2025. The district’s age dependency ratio is 1:0.89 which is lower than the national age dependency ratio of 1:0.93. The district has an average household size of 6 persons per household. Also, the district has a household population of 36,431.
Agriculture is the main economic activity in terms of employment and rural income generation in the district as it engages 92.7% of the working population. The major food crops and vegetables produced are rice, maize, millet, sorghum, cowpea, groundnut, barambaram (round) beans, yam, tomatoes, pepper, and watermelon.
The district has twenty-two (22) healthcare facilities which include nineteen (19) CHPs Compounds, and three (3) Health Centers.
There are one hundred and sixteen (116) educational institutions in the district comprising of sixteen (16) private and one hundred (100) public institutions. For public institutions, there are forty (40) Kindergartens, thirty-four (34) Primary Schools, twenty-four (24) Junior High Schools, and two (2) Senior High Schools. For private institutions, there are nine (9) Kindergartens, and seven (7) Primary Schools. The district lacks a tertiary institution. In the district, a significant proportion of the population (69.1%) has had no formal education.
Some of the important tourist attraction points in the district are the Feok festival, Adura Crocodile pound in Uwasi, Doninga slave market, Chansa mystery pond, and Slave trade historical spots and items (museum pieces).
The district’s local economy is composed of agriculture (farming), manufacturing industry, energy, services-tourism, banking, and communication.
The district is served by only one (1) rural bank i.e. Builsa Community (BUCO) Bank.
The district has a very good road network though with bad surfaces. The roads in the district include the Fumbisi-Sandema road, Fumbisi-Kanjarga-Doninga road, Fumbisi-Wiesi-Gbedembilisi road, Fumbisi-Nadema-Uwasi road, Uwasi-Zamsaroad, Fumbisi-Zamsa-Kadema road, Nyandema-Kanjarga road, and the Kanjarga-Musidema road.