For effectiveness of administration, the 34,000 Rotary Clubs around the world are grouped under Districts by Rotary International based on a minimum number of Clubs and Rotary members. A District is under the leadership and supervision of an elected officer, the District Governor. Over the years, it became obvious that a single governor could not effectively supervise all the clubs in such a large geographical area such as District 9100 as the clubs continue to increase and the means of movement in West Africa had compounded the situation.
In March 2011, Rotary International took a bold decision to re-district by dividing Rotary District 9100 into two separate Districts, namely Rotary International Districts 9101, comprising Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone and Senegal; and also Rotary International District 9102 consisting of Benin, Ghana, Niger and Togo. Each of these newly created Districts will be under the leadership and supervision of a District Governor with effect from July 1st, 2013.