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Upper West

NANDOM

DISTRICT PROFILE

The Nandom District Assembly is an established structure assigned with the responsibility of integrating political, administrative and development resources to achieve more equitable allocation of power and wealth at the local level. It is therefore a central institution responsible for the management of resources and planning and implementation of development programmes as directed by government. Hence, it is assigned with deliberative, legislative as well as executive functions.
The district is one of the two newly created districts of the Upper West Region out of the total number of 45 districts created in 2012 by the President Mills' administration. It was carved out of the then Lawra District Assembly. The District attained its current functions with the coming into being of the Local Government System in Ghana in the late 1980s and established by the LI 2102.

Assembly Members (38)

  • Male (36)
  • Female (2)

LOCATION AND SIZE

The District is one of the eleven (11) districts that make up the Upper West Region. It lies in the north western corner of the Upper West Region in Ghana between Long. 2°25W and 2°45W and Lat.10°20 and 11°00. It is bounded to the East and South by the Lambussie and Jirapa Districts respectively and to the North and West by the Republic of Burkina Faso. The total area of the District is put at 567.6 square km. This constitutes about 3.1% of the Region’s total land area. The District is estimated to have 84 communities with 95% of the inhabitants in the rural areas. The population density is about 89 per square kilometer. It is the most densely populated district in the region.

POPULATION

The 2010 National Population and Housing census results put the District’s population at 56,090. This comprises 26,698 males and 29,392 females representing 47.6% and 52.4% respectively (Source: GSS, March 2012).

D.C.E. – HON. AASOGLENANG THADDEUS ARKUM


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

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