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TALENSI

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Talensi District Assembly (TDA) is one of the new districts created in 2012. It was carved out of the then Talensi-Nabdam District. Talensi District Assembly was established by Local Government (Talensi District Assembly) (Establishment instrument 2012) (L.I.) 2110. It is located in the Upper East Region and has its capital at Tongo. It is bordered to the North by the Bolgatanga Municipal, to the South by the West and East Mamprusi Districts (both in the Northern Region), to the West by Kassena-Nankana District, and to the East by the Bawku West and Nabdam Districts.
 
The District is made up of (1) constituency, 3 Area councils, 96 communities, 22 electoral areas, 110 Unit committee members, 34 Assembly Members: 22 Elected, 10 Appointed, 1 MP, and 1 D.C.E. Out of the total, 30 are Males and 4 Females.

Assembly Members (34)
  • Males (31)
  • Females (3)
LOCATION AND POPULATION
The district lies between latitude 10° 15' and 10° 60' North of the equator and longitude 0° 31' and 1° 05' West of the Greenwich Meridian. It has a Land size of 838.4 km2. According to the 2010 population and housing census the total population of Talensi- district is 81,194 representing 49.7 male and 50.3 females with its capital at Tongo.

THE DISTRICT ECONOMY
The main source of employment is crop agriculture, through which about 90% of the population attain their livelihood. Other activities undertaken by the people are livestock rearing, poultry production, fuel wood extraction, food processing, mining and tourism. The Secondary Sector on the other hand is dormant, this includes: tomato factory, cotton ginnery and two quarries.

D.C.E - Hon. Christopher Boabil Somiteyen

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