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ZABZUGU

District Profile
The Zabzugu District Assembly is one of the twenty six (26) District Assemblies in the Northern Region.
It was established by the Legislative instrument (L.I) 2053. It is one of the eastern corridor districts in the Northern Region of Ghana, with Zabzugu as the district capital.

POPULATION
The district has a total population of 63,815 (2010 PHC). This comprise of 31,306 males and 32,509
females.Projected population for 2014 is 71,824 with a growth rate of 2.9%3

LOCATION AND SIZE
Zabzugu District is located in the eastern part of the Northern region. It covers an area of 1,100.1sqkm2. It shares boundaries with Tatale/Sanguli District to the north and east, Yendi Municipality to the west and Nanumba North District to the south.

STRUCTURE OF THE DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
The District Assembly is made up of 24 Assembly members comprising of 15 elected Members, Nine (9) government appointees, District Chief Executive and one (1) Member of Parliament. The Assembly has one town council (Zabzugu town council) and one area council (Nakpali/Kworli Area Council), with 15 Unit Committees, 15 Electoral Areas and about 130 communities.

Assembly Members (24)
  • Males (23)
  • Females (1)
Administration
The administration of the District is in the able hands of Hon. Issifu Alidu Laa-Bandow, the District
Chief Executive and the District Co-ordinating Director Mr. Daniel Kanyage and supported by a team of hard working Heads of Departments and committed staff.

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