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UPPER MANYA KROBO

DISTRICT PROFILE

The Upper Manya Krobo District Assembly (UMKDA) was carved out of the old Manya Krobo District by Legislative Instrument 1842 on 1st November 2007 with its capital as Asesewa.

Assembly Members (48)

  • Male (42)
  • Female (6)

LOCATION & SIZE

The Upper Manya Krobo District (UMKD) is located at the North-Eastern corner of the Eastern Region of Ghana and lies between latitudes 6.2-6.50Nand Longitudes -0.3 -0.0W o the Greenwich Meridian and Altitude of 457.5m. The UMKD covers an area of 885 square kilometers constituting about 4.8% of the total land area of the Eastern Region of Ghana (18,310km).  The district shares boundary to the north with Afram Plains, to the south with Lower Manya Krobo and Yilo Districts, to the east with Asuogyamang, and to the west with Fanteakwa District.  The large size of the district has created in scattered communities which have resulted in high cost of running cost of official vehicle.

POPULATION
 
The population of the district was recorded as 72,092 in 2010 Population and Housing Census, 36,500 being male and 35,592 females.  he district is predominantly rural with 62,903 of the population living in rural areas as compared to 9,189 people in the urban.

D.C.E. - HON. FELIX N. ODJAO


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

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