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Volta

KETA

DISTRICT PROFILE
Keta Municipal, with Keta as the capital is one of the 25 administrative districts in the Volta Region of Ghana. It was first established from the then Anlo District by L.I. 1475 in 1989 and later replaced by L.I. 1868 in 2007 as a Municipality. In line with the 1992 Constitution, the Assembly has 14 Zonal Councils which see to the administration of the various sub-municipal areas.

Assembly Members (71)
  • Males (64)
  • Females (7)
LOCATION AND SIZE
Keta is located east of the Volta estuary, about 160km to the east of Accra, off the Accra-Aflao main road. It shares common borders with Akatsi South District to the north, Ketu North and South Districts to the east, South Tongu District to the west and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

POPULATION
The projected population of the Municipality was 155,918 in 2015. Out Of the total population of 155,918, males were 72,408 representing (46.44%) while that of females was 83510 representing (53.5 percent).
 
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
Keta Municipality is mainly an agrarian economy, with the majority of the population engaged in crop farming, fishing and livestock rearing. However, trading and local industrial activities are also carried out in the District.

D.C.E - Hon Seth Yormewu

           source:www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2015 and other sources

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