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Eastern

AKYEMANSA

THE DISTRICT PROFILE

The Akyemansa District is one of the twenty–six administrative districts of the Eastern Region of Ghana with its capital at Akyem Ofoase. It was originally part of the Birim District and later the
Birim North District. In 2008 Akyemansa District was create
d out of the Birim North District under Legislative Executive Instrument 1919 as part of the Government of Ghana’s decentralization programme to promote effective decentralized governance and speed up the development of the area.

Assembly Members (33)
  • Male (29)
  • Female (4)

LOCATION AND SIZE

The district has a land size of 667.17km2 constituting 3.4 percent of the land size and a population of 97, 374 constituting (3.7%)percent share of the population of the Eastern Region of Ghana. The district is predominantly rural with few urban settlements which include Ofoase, Ayerebi, Abenase, Bontodiase and Adjobue.

POPULATION

The Akyemansa District recorded a total population of 97,374 during the 2010 population and housing census. The population of the district constitutes 3.7 percent of the total population of the Eastern Region. Females constitute 50.7 percent and males 49.3 percent. The district is predominantly rural (65.1%) while urban localities constitute (34.9%). This implies that out of every 10 people in Akyemansa close to seven people reside in rural areas whilst three reside in the urban areas.

D.C.E. - HON. PAUL ASAMOAH



Source: www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2016 and other sources

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