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KETU SOUTH

DISTRICT PROFILE
Ketu South district was elevated to a municipal status by L.I 2155 in 2012.It covers land area of approximately 779 sq.kms.It shares boundaries with Republic of Togo, Ketu North District, Keta Municipality and the Gulf of Guinea.

Population
The population is 160,756 in 2010 made up 52.9%female and 47.1 male. The age cohort 0-14 accounts for 37.8% of the population with the aged 65 and above representing 6.0%. The Municipality is exhibiting an emerging urban settlement characteristic, as urban population increased from 34.8% to 46.6 %, the second in the region after Keta Municipal Assembly 53.3%.(PHC,2010). Ketu South Municipality is one constituency divided into 39 Electoral Areas and five (5) Zonal Councils. Politically, there are 39 elected Assembly Members and 18 Government Appointees, of which 15 are females.

MUNICIPAL ECONOMY
Employment situation; The private sector of the economy employed 91.5% of the economically active population.Private formal sector accounts for only 4.2%,whist, the public sector accounts for 3.9%(Source: GSS 2010 PHC)

The economic activities are mainly:
Agriculture: This sector is divided into three main sub-sectors; namely: crop, livestock and fisheries. About 90% of the total farm land is devoted to subsistence food crops production whilst, the remaining land is put under other non-traditional cash crops like mango and chili pepper. The food crops grown extensively over the Municipality are cassava and maize. The current average yield of maize is 1.2 tons/ha and that of cassava is 11.0 tons/ha. The average land holding is 0.4 for both crops. The current yield and production, the sector is only capable of meeting 50% of the maize requirement. However, the municipality has about 60% surplus in cassava production which is processed into dough and “gari”. The fisheries sub–sector accounts for about 30 percent of the agricultural activities.


D.C.E - Hon Edem Elliot Agbewormi

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

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