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Upper West

WA EAST

DISTRICT PROFILE

The Wa East District Assembly was carved out the erstwhile Wa District Assembly and established by Legislative Instrument LI 1756 in 2004 with Funsi as its capital. It is one of the eleven administrative districts in the Upper West region. Major towns in terms of population, economic activities, land size and social amenities include Bulenga, Kundungu, Loggu, Yaara I & II, Bufiema, Kulpong and Jeyiri.

Assembly Members (38)
  • Males (34)
  • Females (4)

LOCATION AND SIZE

The Wa East District Assembly is located in the South eastern  part of the Upper West Region and lies between Longitude 1o10’ area of approximately 3196 km2,. The Wa East District shares W and 2oWest and latitudes 9o55’ N and 10o25’N. It has a total land and shares common boundaries with West Mamprusi District to the North-east, West Gonja Districts to the South -east, Wa Municipal to the south-West, Daffiama Bussie Issa to the North-West and Sissala East to the North .

POPULATION

According to the year 2010 National Population and Housing census report, the District has a total population of 77,765.and an annual, growth rate of 1.7%.The districts population is made up of 50.5 % males and 49.5% females with a sex ratio of 102:100. Its population forms 18.3% of the total population of Upper West Region. In terms of age distribution, age group of 5-9 has the highest population (16.8%) while age group 85 and older has the lowest (0.6%).

D.C.E. - HON. JOTIE MOSES

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

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