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CAPE COAST

DISTRICT PROFILE
Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly is one of the oldest districts in Ghana. It was first elevated to the status of Municipality in 1987 by L.I. 1373 and upgraded again to a Metropolitan Assembly status in 2007 by L.I. 1927.

Assembly members (60)

Male(54)
Female(6)

POPULATION
By the 2010 Population and Housing Census,with the growth rate of 3.1% the population of the Metropolis is 190,180 which is made up of 93,619 females (51.26%) and 89,017 males (48.74%).

DISTRICT ECONOMY
AGRICULTURE
About 65% of the population is engaged in agriculture. Commercial farmers are approximately 3.0% and peasants (majority) approximately 62%. The Metropolis has about 9000 hectares of arable land of which 2,500 hectares is under cultivation. The remaining arable land is suitable for the cultivation of the following traditional and non-traditional crops such as Maize, Cassava, Cocoyam, Sweet Potatoes, Plantain, Oil Palm citrus, cashew and mushroom.
Farming thrives in the northern part of the district where it is the main source of livelihood. Major crops cultivated include maize, cassava, cocoyam and yam. Fishing is a major economic activity along the southern coast. The coastal strip along the Gulf of Guinea has important fishing communities which include; Ekon, Bakaano, Abakam etc

D.C.E - HON. ERNEST ARTHUR

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