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Upper East

BUILSA SOUTH

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Builsa South District Assembly, with Fumbisi as its capital, is one of the thirteen (13) administrative authorities in the Upper East Region. The District was carved out of the erstwhile Builsa District Assembly in 2012 as a result of the creation of more Districts and raising some Districts to Municipal status. It was established under the Establishment Instrument 2012 and under the Legislative Instrument 2105.

Assembly Members (29)
  • Males (27)
  • Females (2)
LOCATION AND SIZE
The Builsa South District Assembly occupies a land area of 1,208km2 representing only 13.7% of the total land area in the region with a tropical climate of wet season (May-October) and dry season (October-April). The District is bordered to the North by the Builsa North District, to the South by Mamprugu-Moaduri, West by Sisala East District and East by West Mamprusi District. The District has one (1) constituency with twenty (20) electoral areas and a total number of sixty-four (64) communities.

POPULATION
The District has a population of 26,218 with male being 12,751 representing 48.6% and female being 13,467 representing 51.3%. The indigenous ethnic group in the District is the Builsa with the Buily language whiles some Mamprusi’s, Kassena’s and Fulani’s with their respective languages are found within the District.

D.C.E - Hon. Daniel Gariba Kwame

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

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