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SEFWI-BIBIANI-ANHWIASO

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Bibiani/Anhwiaso/Bekwai District Assembly was established in 1988 by the Local Government (Establishment) Legislative Instrument (L.I.) 1387 under the then Local Government Law, 1988 PNDC Law 207 now replaced by the Local Government Act, 1993, Act 462.The district capital is located in Bibiani.

Assembly Members (51)
  • Males (48)
  • Females (3)

LOCATION AND SIZE
The district is located in the North-Eastern part of the Western Region. It is bounded to  the North by the Atwima Mponua district in the Ashanti Region, South by the Wasa Amenfi West district in the Western Region, West by the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality, East by the Upper Denkyira West in the Central Region and Amansie East in the Ashanti Region respectively.It has a total land area of 873 sq. km.

POPULATION
The district has a population of 123,727 people based on the 2010 Population and Housing Census. Females constitute 50.6% whilst the males account for 49.4%. Children between 0-14 constitute 38.5%, 15-64 age group accounts for 58.5% and the aged (65+) are 3.0% .The import is that the working age group accounts for a greater proportion of the population and this presents a bright future for the district in terms of access to labour.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
Agriculture is the highest sector employer with a share of over 65.4% of the labour force with females accounting for 34% of this number. Activities undertaken in this sector include crop and livestock production. Crop farming dominates the agricultural sector with a share of 59.1%. Major cash crops cultivated include, Cocoa, coffee and oil palm whilst food crops such as cassava, plantain, rice, maize, cocoyam and vegetables are also grown.

D.C.E - Hon. Alfred Amoah

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

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