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AJUMAKO-ENYAN-ESSIAM

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly was established by LI 1383 of 1988 to exercise the powers conferred on her by the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development under Section (1) of the Local Government Act 1993, Act462.

Assembly Members (68)
  • Males (61)
  • Females (7)
POPULATION
According to the 2010 Population and Housing Census, the population of the district stands at 138,048 people comprising 64,418 males and 73,628 females. Out of this population, 68.1 per cent live in rural areas whilst 31.9 per cent live in urban towns therefore the need to invest in rural based projects and programmes.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
The district is largely an agrarian economy with the active population of approximately 70,000 into main stream agriculture. Majority of these farming activities are on peasant basis. The available arable land is about 28,000 Hectares of which around 12,500 hectares is presently under cultivation. The District Directorate of Agriculture continues to play its technical role on the field in ensuring food security in the district with the basics of good farming practices provided to the teaming farming community.

D.C.E - Hon. Ransford Nyarko

            source:www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2015 and other sources

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