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    Eastern

    OKERE

    PROFILE

    The Okere District Assembly (OkDA) was carved out of the Akwapem North Municipal Assembly and created by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2342 in 2017 in pursuance to the Government’s Decentralization Policy and Local Government Reform Policy with Adukrom-Akuapem as its capital. 

    Farming remains the major pre-occupation of the majority of the people. This is essentially subsistent. 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.


    Agriculture activities in the District seem to be dwindling. The sector was previously the main backbone of the District that employ about 60% of the population but now, only 37.4% of the economically active population is engaged in this sector. This is as a result of there is a lack of interest in Agriculture by the youth. However, the Assembly intends to lease out Government lands at Okrakodwo and Akyeremateng for farming as part of measures to address the fall in Agriculture. This would primarily be used to implement the Planting for Export and Rural Development, PERD and the Planting for Food and Jobs. Currently, economic activity in the services industry is on the rise. Tourism The District is endowed with a lot of tourist attractions and could be described as “a mine of tourists’ attractions”. Notable among the attractions is the existence of many waterfalls most especially the Akaa falls located at Akyeremanteng and the Asenema falls at Asenema. Others include Nsuta waterfall at Nsuta, Okrakwadwo Bird Watch at Okrakwadwo, the Shrine of Legendary Okomfo Anokye (The famous traditional priest and co-founder of the Asante Kingdom) at Awukugua, the Ohum festival celebrated in towns on the ridge in the District, the Obosobea- the mysterious rock with numerous varied intricate regular designs and the fontomfrom talking drum made of rock at Akyeremateng.


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Address

  • P.O. Box CT 4559, Cantonments, Accra
  • Ghana Post: GD-220-0693
  • CLGA HOUSE, NO. 6 NAA AFRIYIE STREET, BEHIND OMNI BANK, ZOOMLION HEAD OFFICE ROAD

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  • (+233) (0) 312 297 770
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Contacts

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