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MFANTSEMAN

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Mfantseman District Assembly was established in 1988 by LI 1574, and was elevated to Municipal status by LI 1862 of 2007. The Municipal capital is Saltpond. The Municipality has one constituency (i.e. Mfantseman West) with 36 electoral areas and unit committees respectively. The Mfantseman Municipal Assembly is made up of 51 Assembly members as follows:
Elected members -36
Appointees -13
Municipal Chief Executive-1
Member of Parliament -1
There are seven (7) Zonal Councils within the Municipality, which are, Saltpond, Mankessim, Dominase, Nsanfo, Anomabo, Yamoransa and, Abandze.

Assembly members(51)

Male(42)
Female(9)

POPULATION, SIZE AND LOCATION
The Municipality, according to 2010 Population and Housing Census, has a total population of 196,563 which is 9.6% of the total population in Central Region. The population comprise of 45.9% males and 54.1 % females. The Annual Growth rate within the Municipality is 2.8%.There are also 95 settlements within the Municipality, 4 urban centres consisting of Saltpond, Anomabo, Mankessim, and Yamoransa. About 27.9% of the population lives in areas classified as urban. Mfantseman Municipality is located along the Atlantic Ocean of the Central Region of Ghana and extends from Latitudes 5*7 to 5*20 north of the equator and Longitude 0*44 to 1*11 west of the Greenwich Meridian. It stretches for about 49 kilometres along the coastline and for about 19 kilometres inland and covers an area of 612 square kilometres.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Industry
Trading activities, which is an important economic activity is carried out virtually in every area in the Municipality with Mankessim as a major focal point and involves Agric and Fishing products and other merchandise. Other significant trading centres are Saltpond, Anomabo and Yamoransa.

Small-Scale Processing
The processing of sugarcane into local gin is carried out at Egyaa. Cassava is processed into Gari Starch and Cassava Doug at Taabosom, whilst Palm Oil processing is at Akobima, Odumanu and Towoboase. In addition, dairy products can be obtained at Wankam near Anomabo. In view of the availability of large quantities of food products, e.g. Pineapple there is the potential for other small-scale manufacturing activities in the Municipality.

D.C.E - Hon. Kenneth Kelly Essuman

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

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