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KARAGA

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Karaga District is one of the Administrative districts in the Northern region of Ghana and was carved out of the then Gushegu-Karaga district and officially inaugurated in August, 2004. The district was created by LI 1787.

LOCATION AND SIZE
The district is located in the North-Eastern part of Northern Region, roughly between; latitudes 9˚30’ South and 10˚30’ North and longitudes 0˚East and 45’West and share boundaries with West and East Mamprusi to the North, Savelugu/Nanton district to the West and Gushegu District to the south and east. The district covers a total area of 2,958 kilometer square. Karaga, the district capital is 24km from
Gusheguand 94km from Tamale,the Regional Capital.

Assembly Members (48)
  • Males (40)
  • Males (8)

POPULATION
The population of the district is 89,870 (PHC, 2010). The sex composition of the district population shows that females constitute 51.7% of the population while males form 48.3%. There are 184 communities in the district. The largest household size (11) in the Northern Region (Population and Housing Census 2010) is in Karaga. The predominant ethnic group are the Dagombas followed by Konkombas and Minority like Fulanis and Frafra. Over 70% of the settlements in the district have population of less than 800. Karaga, the district capital is the only settlement with a population of over 10,000 constituting about 20.4% of the district population. Only eleven communities have populations of more than 1000 people. All these settlements are found to the Western section of the district along the Karaga
-Sung Pigu and Sung
-Tanchigu
roads. These are the more accessible areas of the district.

2015 REVENUE AS AT JUNE
2,495,492.92

2015 EXPENDITURE AS AT JUNE
2,532,282.26

D.C.E - HON. ALELE VERONICA HEMING

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

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