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Ashanti

SEKYERE AFRAM PLAINS

DISTRICT PROFILE
The  Sekyere  Afram  Plains  District  was  established  in  the  year  2012  through  Legislative Instrument (LI) 2114 (Republic of Ghana, 2012). It is one of the 46 districts created in the year 2012.  The  District  was  carved  from  the  erstwhile  Sekyere  Afram  Plains  District  with Drobonso the capital and was inaugurated on 28thJune 2012.

Assembly Members (14)
  • Males (12)
  • Females (2)
LOCATION AND SIZE
The Sekyere Afram Plains District is located at the north-eastern part of the Ashanti Region and lies between Latitudes 0˚20’ and 1˚2’ north and Longitudes 6˚52’ and 7˚32’west. The District covers  an estimated  land  area  of  3525.1  square  kilometres  representing  14.5  percent  of  the regional land size of 24,389 square kilometres. The District shares boundaries with the Sekyere Kumawu District to the south, Sekyere Central District to the west and the Asante Akim North District on the southwest. It also shares boundary with the Kwahu Afram Plains North District in the Eastern Region to the southeast. It is bounded by the Atebubu-Amantin District on the northwest  and the Sene East and  Sene West Districts in the Brong Ahafo Region to the north and north east.The District Capital, Drobonso  is  accessible  by  road  while  some  of  the  big  communities  are inaccessible. They include, Dawiah, Fumsua, Issahkrom and Anyinofi. This is due to the deplorable nature of roads leading to these communities.

POPULATION
The population of the district according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census stands at 76,895 with 37,068 males 39,827 females.

D.C.E - HON. JOSEPH OWUSU

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

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