The North East Gonja District is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 7 MMDAs in the Savannah Region.

North East Gonja District Assembly is carved out of the East Gonja District Assembly as one of the 6 newly created and District Assemblies in 2018.

The District assembly is located in the eastern part of Savannah Region and has Kpalbe as its capital town.

It was part of the then-larger East Gonja District in 1988, until the northern part of the district was split off to create North East Gonja District on 19 February 2019; while the remaining part has been retained as East Gonja Municipal (which it was elevated to municipal assembly status on 15 March 2018).

The population of the North East District according to 2021 population and housing census stands at 39,404 with 19,917 males with 19,487 females.