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WEST AKIM

DISTRICT PROFILE

The  West  Akim  Municipal  is  one  of  the  twenty-six  (26)  Districts  in  the Eastern  Region  of  Ghana.  It  was  established  by  Legislative Instrument  (L.I.)  1421  of  1988  and  Local  Government  Act  462  of 1993.  The  district  was  elevated  to  a  Municipal  status  in  2008. Asamankese is the Municipal capital.

Assembly Members (46)

  • Male (41)
  • Female (5)

POPULATION

The  total  population  of  West  Akim  Municipal  according  to  the  2010  population  and  housing  census  is  108,298.  The population constitutes sex segregation of 48.2 percent males and 51.8 percent females.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

The key sectors of the District economy can be analyzed under three (3) broad categories namely; Agriculture, Industry/manufacturing, Trading and services.
Agriculture remains the dominant sector and employs about 59% labour force, followed by the service sector which employs 34.4% whilst manufacturing/industrial sector employs 6.6% of the total labour force in the District.


D.C.E - HON. SETH ODURO BUADU


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

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