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Upper West

NADOWLI-KALEO

DISTRICT PROFILE

Nadowli-Kaleo District Assembly was carved out of the then Nadowli District Assembly in 2012 under L.I 2101. The Administrative capital of the District is Nadowli.The assembly is empowered as the highest political and administrative body in the District charged with the responsibility of facilitating the implementation of national policies. Under section 10 of the Local Government Act 1993 (Act 426), the Assembly exercises deliberative, legislative and executive functions in the District. By this act, the Assembly is responsible for the overall development of the District through the preparation of development plans and budgets and other development initiatives.

Assembly Members (49)

  • Male (44)
  • Female (5)

LOCATION AND SIZE

Nadowli-Kaleo District is centrally located in the Upper West region of Ghana. It lies between latitude11’ 30’ and 10’ 20’ north and longitude 3’ 10’ and 2’10’ west. It is bordered to the south by Wa Municipal, west by Burkina Faso, north by Jirapa District and to the east by the Daffiama-Bussie-Issah District. It covers a total land area of 2,742.50km2 and extends from the Billi Bridge (4km from Wa) to the Dapuori Bridge (almost 12km from Jirapa) on the main Wa –Jirapa Hamile road. From West to east, it extends from the Black Volta to Daffiama. The distance between the District and the regional capital covers about 41 km. The location of the District promotes inter-District trade and international trade with Burkina Faso on the Western Corridor.


POPULATION

According to the 2010 population census, the District has a total population of 67,070. This population compared with the 2000 census figure of 82,716 indicates a growth rate of 1.9% per annum

D.C.E. – HON. KATHRINE LANKONO


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

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