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Eastern

SUHUM

DISTRICT PROFILE

The Suhum Municipality is one of the 26 Administrative Districts in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It used  to  be  part  of  the  defunct  Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar  District  until  the  Ayensuano  District was carved out of it in July 2012 and Suhum elevated to a municipality status. It  was established  in  July  2012  by  Legislative  Instrument  (L.I.)  2048  and  Suhum  is  the  municipal capital.

Assembly Members (43)
  • Male (41)
  • Female(2)

POPULATION

The municipality has a population of 99,275 made up of 48,347 (48.7%) males and 50,928 (51.3%) females.  This  represents  about  three  percent(3.4%)  of  the  total  population  of  the  Eastern  Region.  Also 37.8 percent of the population are within the age group 0-14years (children), while 32.3 percent are youth (15-34 years) with 5.9 percent being aged (65+ years).

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

More than half (57.8%) of households in the Municipality are engaged in agriculture. In terms of rural-urban distribution, the number of households engaged in agriculture in the rural areas (74.7%) is almost three times the number in the urban areas (25.3%). Most of the agricultural activities in the Municipality therefore take place in the rural areas.
Crop farming in the Municipality is very dominant in the rural areas. The number of households engaged in crop farming in the rural areas (77.4%) is about three times more than the number in urban areas (22.6%). Tree planting and livestock rearing is practiced by over 80 percent (80.6 and 81.2 percent respectively) of rural agricultural households which is four times higher than the number of agricultural households in the urban areas who are engaged in tree planting (19.4%) and livestock rearing (18.8%).


D.C.E - HON.MARGARET DARKO


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

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