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ASIKUMA-ODOBEN-BRAKWA

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Assembly (A.O.B.D.A.) was carved out of the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District as a District Council in 1978. It was established as a District Assembly to be known as Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Assembly (A.O.B.D.A.) on 22ndNovember, 1988 by Legislative Instrument (LI) 1378. The District is located in the North-Central portion of the Central Region of Ghana. It covers an area of 884.84 square kilometres.

Assembly members(46)

Male(42)
Female(4)

POPULATION
Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District has a population of 112,706 representing,5.1 percent of the total population of the Central Region (GSS, 2013). This is also 23, 311 above the 2000 Population and Housing Census Figure of 89,395 representing,1.8% increment. The Population density of the District is 127 persons per square km. This figure seems to paint a picture of a highly densely-populated area. However, apart from the three (3) major commercial and traditional towns, namely, Breman Asikuma, Agona Odoben and Breman Brakwa, there is no Community where the population exceeds 5,000. The Settlement Patterns of the District are more concentrated along the major trunk roads. Besides this pattern, most of the Smaller Settlements are scattered all over the District.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
The District is richly endowed with Human and Natural Resources, particularly, mineral deposits, forests and timber species, rich soil and good climatic conditions. The District produces large quantities of cassava, maize, rice, plantain, cocoyam and vegetables. Cocoa and Oil Palm are the major cash crops. The District has a diverse occupational Structure.

D.C.E - Hon. Isaac Odoom

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