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EAST GONJA

DISTRICT PROFILE
The East Gonja Municipal Assembly has Salaga as its capital. The municipality was carved out of   Central Gonja District Assembly as a result of the largeness of the existing district. It was established under the Legislative Instrument 2275 in 2017.

LOCATION AND SIZE
The East Gonja Municipal is located at the eastern  part of the Northern Region of Ghana. The district shares boundaries with the Kintampo Municipal in the Brong Ahafo Region to the South, the West Gonja District to the West, the Tamale Metropolis to the North, the Tolon District to the North West and the Central Gonja District to the East.

ASSEMBLY MEMBERS (30)

Revenue Expenditure as at 2015
3,286,654.32

Revenue Expenditure as at 2016
3,286,654.32


D.C.E. - MOHAMMED TAMINU

            source:www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2016 and other sources

EAST GONJA

DISTRICT PROFILE
The East Gonja District Assembly has Daboya as its capital.The District was established under the Legislative Instrument L.I 2065 of 2012 and inaugurated on June 28th 2012.The Assembly has a total membership of twenty four (24). This is made up of fifteen (15) elected members, nine (9) Government Appointees including the District Chief Executive and one (1) Member of Parliament. In line with the 1992 constitution, the district has 3 Area Councils;Daboya, Lingbinsi and MankariguArea Councilsand fifteen (15)unit committees.

Assembly Members (24)
  • Males (22)
  • Females (2)
LOCATION AND SIZE
The North Gonja District shares boundaries with the following Districts; Tolon to the East, Mamprugu Mogduuri to the North, West Gonja to the west and central Gonja to the south. It lies between latitude 9o39'01" North and Longitude 1o23'23" West. The district occupies approximately 2315.272 Km2.

POPULATION
The population of North Gonja District according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census(PHC) stood at 43,547.With 21,948 (50.4%) being female And 21,599 (49.6%) being male.There are a total of sixty-six (66) communities in the district made up of Gonjas, Dagombas, Tampulumas, Hangas, Mamprusis and a few Bators along the White Volta which runs through the district.The concentration is in the principal towns of Daboya, Lingbinsi and Mankarigu

ECONOMY
The Economy of the District is largely agrarian, over 80% of the total population depends on agriculture for their livelihood and the rest are into weaving, smock making and tradingThe District has three (3) satelite markets located at Mankarigu, Linbginsi and Tar

Revenue Expenditure as at 2015
2148801.25

Revenue Expenditure as at 2015
2148801.25

D.C.E. -ADAM ELIASU




                   source:www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2016 and other sources

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