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GOMOA EAST

DISTRICT PROFILE
Gomoa East District is one of the twenty (22) districts in the Central Region of Ghana. The District was carved out as a separate district from the then Gomoa District in 2017 by the Legislative Instrument 2340. It occupies an area of 449.63 square kilometers with a total population of 207,071, comprising 47.5 percent males and 52.7 percent females with 2.5 growth rate (PHC, 2010). 

Assembly Members (16)

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
Agriculture is the key economic sector in the District. It employs over 60% of the total labour force in the district. The agricultural sector constitutes the major economic activity of the people in the district. Total agricultural land is estimated at 169.25 square meters.The ecology of the district encourages the cultivation of crops such as cassava, maize, sugar cane, pineapple, rice, pawpaw, vegetable, citrus,yam and plantain. This has given rise to cultivation of non-traditional crops such the Asian Vegetables, chilly and bird eye pepper and pineapple. The farmers in the district rely heavily on the two rainy seasons for production. The fishing sector includes marine and fish farming with the former employing about 8,000 men and 3,000 females. There are however, very few though on small scale aqua-culture in areas around Okyereko, Nsuaem and Adzentem. Generally, farming in the district employs about 12,075 people of which 60 percent are males and (40%) are females. This implies more males are employed in this sector than their female counterparts. The scale of production is mostly on subsistence level with an average farm size of 0.4 hectares. 



D.C.E - Hon. Benjamin Kojo Otoo

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