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YILO KROBO

MUNICIPAL PROFILE

The Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly until the beginning of the year 2013 was known as the Yilo Krobo District Assembly. The District attained Municipal status with the passage of L.I 2051in exercise of the powers conferred on the Minister responsible for Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) by subsection (1) of section 3 of the Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462). This Instrument was made on 6th day of February, 2012.

Assembly members (64)
  • Male (57)
  • Female (7)

SIZE AND LOCATION

The Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly covers an estimated area of 805sq.km.  It shares boundaries with Upper Manya Krobo District and Lower Manya Krobo Municipal in the north and east, Dangbe West and Akwapim North Municipal in the south, New Juabeng, East Akim and Fante akwa Districts in the west.
The Municipality has 437 settlements out of which the capital, Somanya has a population of above 8,000.  The Municipalilty is predominantly rural with more than 67% of its population living in the rural areas

POPULATION

The total population of the Municipality according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC) is 87,847.  The total male population from the 2010 PHC is 42,378 while the female population is 45,469.
According to the 2000 PHC report, the population of the Municipal was Eighty-Six Thousand and Forty-Three (86,043) which
Means that the population has increased by an absolute figure of 1,804
(that is an increase of 2.0%) over the ten (10) year period (2000-2010).
With a growth rate of 2.8percent, the population is currently estimated to have been about 125,262, based on the 2000 PHC figure and the reality on the ground.
The Municipality has a population density of 107 persons per square kilometre.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Agriculture
There are three (3) dominant farming activities in the municipality. These are food crop cultivation, livestock rearing and cash cropping. Of the three, the most practicedis food crop farming.
Yilo Krobo is one of the leading mango producing areas in Ghana.


D.C.E. - HON. EBENEZER TETTEH KUPUALOR


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

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