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Upper West

SISSALA EAST

THE DISTRICT PROFILE

The Sissala East Municipal Assembly was established in the year 2017 by LI. 2280 with Sissala as its capital.

Assembly Members (27)


LOCATION AND SIZE

The Municipal is located in the North-Eastern part of the Upper West region of Ghana. It falls between Longitudes. 1.300W and Latitude.10.000N and 11.000N. The municipal has a total land size of 4,744 sq km –representing 26% of the total landmass of the region. It shares boundary on the North with Burkina Faso, on the East with Kassena Nankana and Builsa Districts, to the South East with West Mamprusi District, South West with Wa East and Nadowli Districts and to the West by Sissala West District.

POPULATION

As at 2006, the municipal population was estimated at 51,182 with an annual growth rate of 1.7%. However, the 2010 population census figure released put the municipal at 56,370. The settlement pattern is highly dispersed and rural by nature. This affects the sitting of socio-economic facilities such as boreholes, electricity extension among others. The male/female ratio of the population is 96 males to 100 females.



D.C.E. – HON. NANYUA KARIMU

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

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