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Ashanti

SEKYERE CENTRAL

DISTRICT PROFILE
was carved out of the then Sekyere West District in the year 2007 by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 1841 with Nsuta as capital. In addition to exercising political and administrative authority, the District Assembly, according to Local Government Act 1993 Act 462 is empowered to provide guidance, give direction and to supervise all other administrative responsibilities in the District. It shares common boundaries with Atebubu District in the Brong Ahafo to the North East, Sekyere South to the South, Mampong Municipal to the East and Ejura Sekyere Odumasi District to the North West.

Assembly Members (41)
  • Males (37)
  • females (4)
LOCATION AND SIZE
Sekyere Central District, which is one of the thirty (30) administrative districts in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, is located on the northern part of the region, and shares boundaries  with Mampong  Municipal, Atebubu  District,  Sekyere  East,  Sekyere South and   Ejura Sekyeredumasi. The land size of the District is 1,631.1 sq.  Km and it is located within longitudes 0.05 degrees and 1.30 degrees west and latitudes 6.55 degrees and 7.30 degrees north.  It  has  about  150  settlements  with  about  70  percent  being  rural. The rural areas are mostly found in the Afram Plains portion of the District where communities with less than Fifty (50) people are largely located.

POPULATION
The population of the district according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census stands at 71,232 with 35,225 males 35,225 females.

D.C.E - HON. KWADWO BANAHENE BEDIAKO

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

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