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Ashanti

AMANSIE CENTRAL

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Amansie Central District Assembly was established by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1774 of 2004 in pursuance of government’s decentralization programme. The District has 1 Constituency, 1 Town Council, 6 Area Councils and 28 electoral areas. The Assembly is made up of 28 elected members, 12 Government appointees, The District Chief Executive and 1 Member of Parliament, all totaling up to 42.
 Assembly Members (40)
  • Male (37)
  • Female (3)
Location and Size
The District lies in the south western part of the Ashanti Region and has a total land area of about 710 sq. km., representing approximately 3.3 percent of the regions’ total land surface area. It shares boundaries in the North-West with Bekwai Municipal Assembly, in the East with Adansi North District Assembly, in the South with Obuasi Municipal Assembly, in the south-west with Adansi South District all in the Ashanti Region and in the west with Upper-Denkyira Assembly in the Central Region. The District is endowed with fertile agricultural lands and large timber resource making it a great contributor to the regional economy. It also has mineral deposit.

Population
The projected population for 2016 is 96,468 comprising of 48,330 Females which represents 50.1% and 48,138 males which represent 49.9% of the population. The District has two hundred and six (206) communities notable among them are Jacobu, the administrative capital, Afoako, Numereso, Mile 14, Tweapeasi, Hia, Apitisi, Biribiwomang, Mile 9, Akrofrom, Fiankoma, Homasi and Patasi.

District Economy
Amansie Central District is predominantly rural and farming is the major occupation. 73.5% of the labour force is employed in Agricultural Sector,14.1% employed in the service sector, 5.6% are employed in craft and related trade, 3.2% employed as professionals and clerical support with 3.6% employed as technicians, machine operators and elementary occupations



D.C.E - HON. KWAME ASAMOAH-BOATENG

source:www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2016 and other sources

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