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KRACHI EAST

MUNICIPAL PROFILE

Krachi East Municipal Assembly was established by Legislative Instrument 2281 in 2017 with its capital as Dambai.
 
Assembly Members (27)

LOCATION AND SIZE
The municipal is located at the North Western corner of the Volta Region of Ghana and lies between latitudes 7º 40’N and 8º 15’N and longitudes 0º 6’E and 0º20’E. It is bounded on the South West by Krachi West District, Biakoye District to the South East, Kadjebi District to the East and Nkwanta District to the North. It has a total surface area of 2528 sq. km with water covering about 25%.

POPULATION
According to the 2010 population and housing census, the population of the Krachi East was 116,804. The male population is 60,730 representing 52% and the female population which is pegged at 56,074 representing 48%.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
Agriculture is the most active sector of the municipal economy employing about 74% of the labour force. Krachi East Municipal is popularly known for production of yam both for domestic consumption and export to the cities in Ghana particularly Greater Accra and Koforidua. Other crops cultivated in relatively larger quantities are maize and cassava. Other crops like beans and groundnuts are cultivated in smaller quantities.

D.C.E - Hon Patrick Jilima

                 source:www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2015 and other sources

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