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KPANDAI

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Kpandai District was carved out of the East Gonja District in 2008. The Legislative Instrument (LI) that established the Kpandai District is LI 1845.The Kpandai District was formally inaugurated on the 12th March, 2008 in the capital,Kpandai.

Assembly Members (41)
  • Males (39)
  • Females (2)
LOCATION AND SIZE
The district can be located at the South-Eastern corner of the Northern Region of Ghana and lies between latitudes 8º N and 9.29º N and longitudes 0.29 º E and 1.26ºW. It is bordered to the North by Nanumba South District, East Gonja to the West, Krachi West District to the South-West, Nkwanta North District to the East and Pru District in Brong Ahafo Region to the South.The district has a total surface area of 1,772.04sqkm with water covering about 5%. The district is strategically located –the central point between the Northern part and Southern part of the Eastern corridor of Ghana. The district can therefore take advantage of its strategic location to be a gateway to both the Southern and Northern Ghana. Similarly, strategic facilities of national importance aimed at wider coverage for both the southern and northern Ghana can be conveniently located in the district to achieve the desired results. Being strategically located in the transitional zone, the district has the advantage of experiencing mixed climatic conditions that have both positive and adverse implications for the district’s development.

POPULATION
The district has a total population of 108,816, which is made up of 54,997 (50.54 percent) males and 53,819 (49.46 percent) females according to the 2010 PHC report. The district has an urban population of 10,824 representing 9.9 percent and rural population 97,992 representing 90.1 percent. The sex structure of the population in the district has more males constituting 50.5 percent than females, representing 49.5 percent of the total population. The age structure further reveals that there are more people (52.4%) within the dependent ages (0-14 and 65 years and older) than the working ages (15-64+). The population in the rural localities is higher than the urban in all the age groups.

Farming,Livestock rearing, Fishing are the main economic activities which is carried out primarily in the District.

2015 REVENUE AS AT JUNE
5,129,586.04

2015 EXPENDITURE AS AT JUNE
4801661.1



D.C.E - HON. ATTA EMMANUEL K. TATABLATA

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