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CHEREPONI

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Chereponi District Assembly was created from the then Soboba/Chereponi District Assembly in October 2007 under Executive Instrument Eleven (E.I. 11) and inaugurated on Friday February 29, 2008. The Local Government Instrument that established the Assembly is Legislative Instrument 1854 (L.I. 1854) of 2007.

Assembly Members (33)
  • Males (29)
  • Females (4)
LOCATION, SIZE AND POPULATION
It shares boundaries with the following Districts; Gushegu District to the West; Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District to the North; Saboba and Yendi Districts to the South and South-West and The Republic of Togo to the East bordered by the River Oti. The District is one of the twenty-six (26) administrative districts in the Northern region of Ghana with Chereponi as the Capital. The district lies between Latitudes 24E and 25’N and Longitudes 27’ and 13’E with a land area of approximately 1, 080km2.

DISTRICT ECONOMY
The main economic activity engaged in Chereponi District is agriculture, hunting and forestry.Agriculture is the main occupation for 81% of the population. About 40% of the land is used for agricultural purposes.The common crops are cereals and yams. All farmers in addition keep livestock. Production of cotton as cash crop is slowly taking over the land used for food crops.


D.C.E. - ABDUL-RAZAK TAHIDU

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