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SAGNARIGU

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Sagnerigu Municipal Assembly was re-created by a legislative instrument, LI 2272 in 2018 as a Municipality with its Administrative capital Sagnerigu . The Sagnarigu District is located in the central part of the Northern Region of Ghana.  It shares boundaries to the North with SaveluguNanton Districts, to the South and East with Tamale District, to the West with West Tolon District, and to North-West with Kumbungu District.

More than 50% of the working population in the district are into agriculture and its related activities. Significant populations are also engaged in manufacturing, commercial, and service sectors.The people practice subsistence farming with only a few engaged in commercial agriculture, usually in mango and rice cultivation. The main crops are cereals such as millet, maize, sorghum, groundnuts, vegetables, cassava, potatoes and rice. The rest are groundnut, cowpea, yam and cotton. Animal rearing plays a secondary role to crop farming in the district. Types of animals reared include; cattle, sheep, goat and poultry


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