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Western-North

BIA WEST

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Bia West District shares boundaries with the Bia East District Assembly to the north east, La Cote d’Ivoire to the west, and Juaboso District to the south east.

Assembly Members (39)
  • Males (35)
  • Females (4)
SIZE
The size of the district is 1,215.3sq km. The Bia West District forms part of the wet semi-equatorial climatic zone. It has a mean annual rainfall figures ranges from 1,250 mm to 2,000 mm and suitable for the growing of various crops particularly both cash and food crops.

POPULATION
The heavy and prolonged rains however aggravate the black pod disease that attacks cocoa. According to 2010 population census, the total population of the district is 88,939 which are made up of 45,717
for male and 43,222 for female respectively. Hence, there is the need
for increase in infrastructural and social amenities to meet demand for
the well being of the population.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
The District’s vegetation is of the moist semi-deciduous (equatorial rain forest) type. The district has a rich diversity of fauna and flora, which has the potential of turning the district into a major tourist destination in the country, and the world at large, if the necessary tourism infrastructure (good roads, hotels, restaurants, and communication facilities) is laid.

D.C.E - Hon. John Koah

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

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