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Eastern

ATIWA

DISTRICT PROFILE

The Atiwa District Assembly is one of the District Assemblies in the Eastern Region of Ghana and was granted its present status by the Legislative Instrument (LI) 1784 of 2004.

Assembly Members (49)
  • Male (44)
  • Female (5)

LOCATION AND SIZE

The Atiwa District covers a total area of 2,950 square kilometers and has Kwabeng as its capital. The District is bounded on the North by Kwahu West and Kwahu South Districts, on the North-East by the Fanteakwa District, East Akim Municipal to the South-East, Kwaebibrim to the South and Birim North to the West.

POPULATION

The District has a total estimated population of 110,622 (based on 2010, Population and Housing Census Report).  The females constitute 50.6% of the population and the males 49.4%. The population grows at the rate of 2.1% per annum.  
The Atiwa District is predominantly rural with about 70% and 30% urban.  The 2010 Population and Housing Census indicated that each of these towns has an average population of 3,524 and above.    Due to the rural nature of the district, provisions are annually made in the Annual Budgets for upgrading and spot improvement of the numerous feederroads to open up the farming communities to the market centers.

D.C.E. - HON. KWABENA P. NKANSAH





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

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