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Ashanti

AMANSIE WEST

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Amansie West District Assembly was established by Legislative Instrument (L. I.) 1403 in 1988 as part of Ghana’s Decentralization policy to bring governance to the doorsteps of the citizenry. The District was carved out of the former Amansie District in 1988. Manso Nkwanta is the District Capital.

Assembly Members (77)
  • Males (70)
  • Females (7)
LOCATION AND SIZE
The District is located at the south-western part of Ashanti Region. It shares boundaries with Bekwai Municipal and Atwima Kwanhoma Districts to the east, Atwima Nwabiagya to the south all in Ashanti Region. It also shares boundaries to the north with Upper Denkyira in the Central Region and Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai in the Western Region of Ghana.

The District has a total land area of 1364sq.km representing about 5 percent of the total land area of Ashanti Region. The 2010 Population and Housing Census put the population of the district at 134,331 representing 2.8 percent of the population of Ashanti Region. The male and female populations stand at 67,485 and 66,486 respectively.

The Economy of the district is mainly agrarian employing about 70% of the total workforce. Manufacturing and other sectors on the other hand employs 22% and 8% respectively. Cocoa is the main cash crop cultivated in the district and rated third in the nation. Small scale mining activities are also wide spread in the district.


D.C.E - HON. William Bediako Asante

           source:www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2015 and other sources

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