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Ashanti

ATWIMA MPONUA

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Atwima Mponua District Assembly (AMDA) is located in the south-western part of the Ashanti Region covering an area of approximately 1,883.2 km2 representing 7.7 percent of the entire region (24,370.5km2), the second largest in the region after Sekyere Afram Plains District (4,101.6 km2). The District was created out of the former Atwima  District by a Legislative Instrument (L.I.) 1785, 2004 to bring governance to the doorstep of the people to enhance the decentralization process. Its capital is sited at Nyinahin. The office of the District Chief Executive (DCE) is the apex of the District Administration, followed by the Executive Committee, which serves as the executive as well as the coordinating body of the Assembly. The Executive Committee is chaired by the DCE who is appointed by the government. He also serves as the political and administrative head of the district. The Numerical Strength of Assembly Members as established under the Local Government Act 462 of 1993, is the highest institution with deliberative, legislative and executive functions in the District Assembly.

Assembly Members (55)
  • Male (52)
  • Female (3)

Location and Size
The District is about 45 km from Kumasi and lies on the main Bibiani-Kumasi Highways and shares boundaries with the Ahafo Ano South to the North, Amansie West to the South, Atwima Nwabiagya to the East and Bibiani-Anwiaso-Bekwai of the Western Region to the West.The District was inaugurated and commenced operations on Wednesday, 4th August, 2004. The District has 310 communities which are divided into 12 Area/Town Councils and further subdivided into 39 Electoral Areas. Politically and administratively, the District covers the entire Atwima Mponua Constituency.

Population
The 2010 PHC show that the total population of Atwima Mponua District as at 26th September, 2010 is 119,180 (Male-69,090 and Female-58,090) which account for 2.5 percent and 0.5 percent of the population of Ashanti Region and Ghana respectively. This indicates that the District’s population increased by 10.1 percent over the 2000 population figure of the District (108,235). However, between 2000 and 2010, the District recorded an annual average intercensal growth rate of 0.9 percent which is lower compared to the regional average of 2.7 percent and national average of 2.5 percent. With an annual average intercensal growth rate of 0.9 percent, the population of the District is projected at 126,924 in 2016 (using the exponential method)
 
D.C.E - HON.WILLIAMS DARKO

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

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