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Western

SHAMA

DISTRICT PROFILE
with Shama as its capital was established in 2007 by Legislative Instrument (LI 1882) was one of the twenty-two (22) Administrative Authorities in the Western Region. The District  was carved out of the then Shama-Ahanta East Metropolitan Assembly and was officially inaugurated in March, 2008. In line with the1992 Constitution and Act 462 of 1993 the Assembly has the following Sub-District Structures;
  • Shama Area Council,
  • Aboadze-Abuesi Area Council,
  • Inchaban Area Council,
  • Shama Junction Area Council,
  • Beposo-Supom Dunkwa Area Council;and
  • Assorko-Essaman Area Council
  • Unit Committee (There are eighty-five )
Assembly Members (25)
  • Males (24)
  • Females (1)
LOCATION AND SIZE
The Shama District is bordered to the west by the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Area to the east by the Komenda
–Edina
–Eguafo
–Abrem Municipal, to the north by the Wassa East and Mpohor Districts     and to the south by the Gulf of Guinea. The District covers an area of 198 square kilometers. The District has 48 settlements

POPULATION
The District population according the 2010 Population census was 81, 966. Using the Growth Rate of 2.2% Per Annum, the Population currently stands at about 90, 981
  • Females are about 48, 020 representing about 52.78% of the population
  • Males population is about 42, 961 representing 47.22% of the population.
  • Population growth rate is about 2.2%. (Source: Ghana Statistical Service).
  • About 72.3% of the population falls within the economically active group      (i.e. 15-64)

ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
The local economy of the Assembly is made up of agriculture, industry and commerce/service. The Agriculture sector forms the backbone of the district and employs majority of the labour force whiles industrial and service sectors supports the Agriculture sector in terms of employment.

D.C.E - Hon. Joseph Amoah

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

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