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EKUMFI

DISTRICT PROFILE
Ekumfi District is one of the twenty administrative districts in the Central Region. It was established by a Legislative Instrument (L.I. 2170, 2012). It was carved out of the erstwhile Mfantseman Municipality as a result of its growing population which hampered its administration. As a means of ensuring effective administration and holistic development, the Ekumfi district was created and inaugurated on June, 2012 with Essarkyir as its capital.

Assembly Members (39)
  • Males (36)
  • Females (3)
POPULATION
According to the 2010 Population and Housing Census (2010 PHC), the total population in the district stood at 52,231, the District with the least population in the Central region. This is about 2.4 percent of the Central region’s population. It is made up of 24,102 males and 28,129 females. There are 55 communities in the district.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
Agriculture
Pineapple production is the main farming activity in the district. Other agricultural products such as vegetables and other fruits are also produced on large scales in the district. Fishing is another economic activity carried out by the people especially along the coastal areas. Trading, which is an important economic activity is carried out virtually in every area in the district with Essuehyia as a major focal point and involves agricultural products and other merchandise.



D.C.E - Hon. Bernard Bright Grant

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