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KWAHU EAST

DISTRICT PROFILE

The Legislative Instrument (L.I 1839) established the Kwahu East District Assembly, which used to be part of the Kwahu South District Assembly until 29th February, 2008, with Abetifi as the District Capital.

Assembly Members (38)
  • Male (36)
  • Female (2)

LOCATION AND SIZE

The District is situated on the northern part of the Eastern Region with a total land size of about 860 square kilometres. It shares common boundaries with the Kwahu North District to the east, Kwahu South District to the south, Fanteakwa District to the south-east and Asante-Akim North of the Ashanti Region to the north. Thus, the district is linked up with many districts and this promotes commercial activities among the district capitals and other nearby communities.
 The district lies within three physiographic regions namely the southern Voltarian Plateau, the Forest Dissected Plateau and the plains which stretch into the southern Voltarian Plateau and rises from 60m to 150m above sea level with Annual average rainfall between 1580mm and 1780mm with average monthly temperature of 26oC

POPULATION

The District population is largely youthful with 40% being youth. The 2010 National Population and Housing Census puts the District’s population at 77,125 comprising 51% females and 49% males. The spatial distribution of population ranges from about 5000 in the urban settlements such as Abetifi, the District Capital, Nkwatia and Kwahu Tafo to about 2000 or less in the rural settlements.  The District comprises of 8 Town/Area Councils and 22 Electoral Areas with about 110 settlements.
The district has a heterogeneous population in terms of ethnicity and religion comprising 66% Kwahus, 12% Ashanti, and Ewes 9% others 13%.  In terms of religion, the district is predominantly Christian constituting about 89.5% of the population while traditionalists constitute 3.6% and the rest being Moslems and pagans with a poverty level of about 33%.

D.C.E. - HON. ISAAC AGYAPONG


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

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