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KUMBUNGU

PROFILE OF THE DISTRICT
The Kumbungu District Assembly (KDA) is one of the new districts created in 2012. It was carved out of the then Tolon-Kumbungu District.Kumbungu District Assembly was established by Local Government. Kumbugu District Assembly was established with an instrument in 2012 (L.I. 2006). It is located in the Northern Region and has its capital as Kumbungu.

LOCATION AND SIZE
The Assembly (KDA) is under the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment. The Assembly’s sphere of influence covers the delineation of the Kumbungu constituency.
The District is located in the northern flank of the Northern region and covers a land mass of approximately 1,599 km sq. The District shares boundaries to the North with Mamprugu/ Moaduri district, Tolon and North Gonja districts to the West, Sagnarigu District to the South and Savelugu/Nanton Municipal toth the East.


DISTRICT STRUCTURES
The District is made up of (1) constituency, 5 Area councils, 115 communities, 24 electoral areas, 110 Unit committee members, 34 Assembly Members: 24 Elected, 11 Appointed, 1 MP, and 1 D.C.E. Out of the total, 35are Males and 2 FemalesAccording to the 2010 population and housing census thetotal population of Kumbungu-district is 81,194 representing 49.7 male and 50.3 females with its capital at Kumbungu.


D.C.E. - ABDUL-SALAM HAMZA FATAW
                                                                              
                                                       source:www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2016

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