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MPOHOR

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Mpohor district was established By a legislative instrument (L.I) 2019 as one of the forty six (46) new districts created nationwide in 2012 and also as one of the five (5) new districts created in the Western region. The district was carved out from the then Mpohor Wassa East District. The total membership of the assembly is twenty (20). This is composed of thirteen (13) elected members, five (5) Government appointees, District Chief Executive and a Member of Parliament. The district has four Area Councils, namely;
  • Mpohor Area Council
  • Adum Banso Area Council
  • Manso Area Council
  • Ayiem Area Council


Assembly Members (18)
  • Males (16)
  • Females (2)
LOCATION AND SIZE
The district is located at the south eastern part of the Western Region covering a land size of 524.534 Square Kilometers (PHC 2010). It is bounded on the north by Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, north east by Wassa East District, south-west by Ahanta West District, south by Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly and south-east by Shama District Assembly. Mpohor is the district capital and is 19 km off the Takoradi-Agona Nkwanta main road.

POPULATION
Mpohor District has a total population of 42,923 people consisting of 21,486 males and 21,437 females with greater proportion (74.8%) of the population residing in the rural areas and 25.2 percent in the urban areas (PHC 2010).

ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
The main stay for the people in the District is agriculture. Majority of the people are engaged in small scale farming with few commercial activities. Fishing and forestry employs about 9,299 persons representing 47.7% of the economically active population. The major staple food crops produced in the District include cassava, plantain, maize, cocoyam and vegetables. The output per yield is substantially low in the District due to traditional methods of farming with an average farm size of one acre per farmer. Mining and Quarrying also employs 2,514 persons representing 12.9% consisting of 1,735 males and 779 females.

D.C.E - Hon. Ignatius Asaah Mensah

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

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