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SOUTH TONGU

DISTRICT PROFILE
The South Tongu District Assembly was established by Legislative Instrument 1466 (LI 1466) in 1989 with Sogakope as its capital.

Assembly Members (58)
  • Males (48)
  • Females (10)

POPULATION
According to 2010 Population and Housing Census Report, the District has a population of 87,950 of which 45.5 percent are males and 54.5 percent females. The population density is about 196 persons per square kilometre. It is thus high in communities along the major roads and in few other communities where the road network is good. However it is sparse in the North-Eastern and South Eastern parts. The District is largely rural with a majority of 87.1 percent in this locality and only 12.9 percent living in the urban settings.

ECONOMY
The South Tongu is a typical agrarian District where agriculture employs close to 46.4 percent of the economically active population. According to 2012 Annual District Directorate of Agriculture Report, the average agricultural land holding is about one hectare per household. The District abounds in potentials for large scale production of rice and sugarcane. Livestock and fishing are also practiced on large scale. About  52% of the active population is engaged in agriculture in the District. Rice is being cultivated on about 3,500 hectares of land by two (2) large scale (heavily mechanized) multinational rice production companies in the District. Other food crops cultivated are maize, cassava, tomatoes and okro. Pepper/chilli farming predominates as the main cash crop. The District Assembly is in partnership with Afro Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) which is financially supporting over 200 farmers to produce chilli pepper mainly for export.

D.C.E - Hon Emmanuel Louis Agama

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

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