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UPPER WEST AKIM

DISTRICT PROFILE

The Upper West Akim District was established in 2012 by Legislative Instrument (L. I.) 2049 with the capital as Adeiso. The District was carved out of West Akim Municipality. The District consists of 26 electoral areas. The composition of the Assembly is made up of 26 elected members, 11 government appointees, 1 Member of Parliament and the District Chief Executive.
The District has two (2) Area Councils namely Adeiso and Mepom.

Assembly Members (38)
  • Male (35)
  • Female (3)


LOCATION AND SIZE

The Upper West Akim District Assembly is in the Eastern Region of Ghana and lies between longitudes 0025' West and 0047' West and latitudes 5040' North and 6000' North, covering an area of about 987 square km. It shares boundaries with West Akim Municipal Assembly to the North; Agona, Awutu-Efutu-Senya and Ga West districts to the South; Nsawam Municipal to the East and Ayesuano District & Suhum Municipal to the West.

POPULATION

The Upper West Akyem District has a population of 87,051 according to the 2010 National Population and Housing census. This is made up of 42,839 males representing approximately 49% of the population and 44,212(51%) are females. This means that the number of females in the District is more than their male counterparts. It is also important to mention that as high as 65,937 (75.70%) of the population live in the rural areas whilst only about 21,114(24.30%) live in urban areas in the district.

D.C.E – HON. SACKEY EUGENE

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

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