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Ashanti

MAMPONG

DISTRICT PROFILE
Mampong Municipality is one of the 8 Municipal Assemblies in the Ashanti Region. The former Sekyere West District was upgraded to Mampong Municipal by Legislative Instrument (L.I.) 1908, of 2007.The Municipal capital, Mampong is about 57km from the Regional Capital,Kumasi.

LOCATION AND SIZE
It is located between longitude 0.05’ West and 1.30’ East and latitudes 6.55’ North and 7.30’ South, covering a total land area of 449km2. It has 79 settlements with about 61 percent being rural. The rural areas are mostly found in the Northern part of the Municipality where communities with less than fifty (50) people are dispersed.The major towns in the Municipality are Mampong, Kofiase, Krobo, Asaam, Adidwan, Daaho-Bosofour, Yonso, Benim, Atonsuagya, Mprim, Apaah, Ninting, Abountem, Nkwanta and Kyekyewere.

Assembly Members (48)
  • Males (44)
  • Females (4)

POPULATION
The population of the Municipality is about 88,051,out of which 42,653 are male and 45,398 are female according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census. The Municipality experienced a population increase of about 13,427 which is also about 18% increase and represents an annual average growth rate of 1.8%. 2016 population projection stands at 97,561.The Municipal population has about 48.6% as active labour force. This phenomenon is below the national figure of 51% while the aged and Children constitute about 51.4% There are forty-eight (48) Assembly members and it is made up of thirty three (33) elected members and Fifteen (15) Government appointees and One Member of Parliament as ex officio member. There are seven (7) zonal councils in the Municipality. They are Mampong, Benim, Kofiase, Adidwan, Yonso, Mprim and Nkwanta.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
Agriculture is the main economic activity within the municipality and employs about 67.3 percent of the entire labour force. The municipality has a vast arable land which inhabitants propagate for food production. However the level of agricultural production is at the subsistence level which needs to be improved to ensure higher agricultural productivity for local consumption and export to generate income and foreign exchange both for the inhabitants and the country at large.


M.C.E - HON. THOMAS APPIAH KUBI

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