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KASSENA/NANKANA WEST

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Kassena Nankana West District Assembly was established by LI 1855 in 2007 and inaugurated on 29th February 2008. It was carved out of the then Kassena Nankana District Assembly. The Kassena-Nankana West District is one of the districts in the Upper East Region of Ghana with Paga as its district capital.

Assembly Members (66)
  • Males (62)
  • Females (4)
LOCATION AND SIZE
It is located approximately between latitude 10.97° North and longitude 01.10° West. The District has a total land area of approximately 1,004 sq. km. The Kassena Nankana West District shares boundaries with Burkina Faso, Bongo District, Bolgatanga Municipal, Kassena-Nankana Municipal, Builsa District and Sissala East to the North, North East, East, South, South West and West respectively.

POPULATION
The population of the District as indicated by the 2010 Population and Housing Census was 70,667 [Males – 34,747 (49.2%) and Females – 35,920.00 (50.8%)] with a growth rate of 1% and a population density of 70 persons per sq. km. The district population is projected to be 74,120 by 2014. The females constitute 50.8% of the total population of the district and there is therefore the need to actively involve women in decision making processes at all levels in the district.

D.C.E - Hon. Clement Kuyianyim Dandori

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