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NKWANTA NORTH

DISTRICT PROFILE
Nkwanta North District Assembly was established by Legislative Instrument (L I) No. 1846 of 2008 and inaugurated on the 29th February, 2008. Its capital is Kpasa.

Assembly Members (22)
  • Males (19)
  • Females (3)

POPULATION
The 2010 Population & Housing Census put the total population of the District at 64,553 of which 32,394 are males and 32,159 are females, but about 78% live in rural areas. Consequently, the population density of the district is 40 persons/sqkm. The relatively high population growth rate coupled with greater proportion of rural dwellers in the district reflects policy interventions that needs to be put in place to strengthen human resource and infrastructural developments for the Eighty Five (85) communities in the District. The current estimated population of 3% based on the 2010 PHC figure stands at 72654 (Source: Ghana Statistical Service, 2010 Population and Housing Census).

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
 Agriculture is the most active sector of the District Economy employing about 80 % of the labour force. The Nkwanta North District is known for production of yam both for domestic consumption and export to the cities in Ghana particularly Accra and its environs. Other crops cultivated in relatively larger quantities are maize, beans, groundnuts and cassava. Other Agricultural activities include fishing and livestock rearing.

D.C.E - Hon Jakayi Jackson

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