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NEW-JUABEN

DISTRICT PROFILE
Establishment of New Juaben Municipal Assembly. The New Juaben Municipal Assembly was established by the Legislative Instrument (LI) 1462 of 1988. The Municipality has 52 communities with Koforidua as its capital.

ASSEMBLY MEMBERS (78)
  • Males (70)
  • Females (8)
POPULATION
The  2010  Population  and  Housing  Census  put  the  population  of  the  Municipality  at  183,727  with a growth  rate  of  2.1  percent.The  male  population  constitutes  48.3%  and  the  female  population  is  51.7%The population density is estimated at 684 persons per square kilometer.The  Municipal  capital  harbors  93.3%  of  the  entire population  of  the Municipality.The  age  and  sex composition shows a   relatively large proportion of youth(95.4% including children under 15years) and a small population of older persons, i.e. 65+ years (4.6%)

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
Farming remains the major pre-occupation of the majority of the people. This is however, essentially subsistent and crops mostly cultivated are cassava, plantain, cocoyam, maize and vegetables. Gari and palm oil processing are the only agro-processing ventures. Some people are also into commerce or service sector.

D.C.E – HON. COMFORT ASANTE

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

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