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Ashanti

SEKYERE EAST

DISTRICT PROFILE
Sekyere East District has Effiduase as the district capital. It was established on 1st November 2007, by LI 1900.The Sekyere East District Assembly is the highest political and administrative body in the district. It is made up of fourty Assembly members, twenty-six elected, 12 appointees one member of parliament and a District Chief Executive.

Assembly Members (40)
  • Males (34)
  • Females (6)
Location
The District is located in the North-Eastern part of the Ashanti Region.The district shares boundaries with Sekyere-Kumawu to the North-East, Sekyere South to the North-West, Asante-Akim North to the South-East, Ejisu-Juaben Municipal to the South-West and Sekyere Central to the North. It covers an estimated area of about 730.5sqkm.

Population
The 2010 population was 62,172 made up of 29,511 males and 32,611 females. The 2016 projected population for the District is 73,363 with an intercensal growth rate of 3% per annum.

Major Economic Activities
The major economic activities in the district are farming, small-scale processing of agricultural produce and trades like hair dressing, tailoring, carpentry, services, etc.




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