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The Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly was established under Legislative Instrument, L.I 1386 on November, 23rd 1988 under PNDC Law 207 with the District Capital at Sefwi Wiawso. It was elevated to a municipal status in March, 2012 under Legislative Instrument, L.I 2015. The municipality has one constituency, one Town Council and five Area Councils. The General Assembly is made up of forty-five (45) members with thirty-one (31) elected and fourteen (14) Government Appointees. The government appointees are made up of four (4) females and ten (10) males. The Municipality covers an area of 1,280sq.km representing 7% of land area and the seventh largest in the Western Region. According to the final results of Ghana’s 2010 Population and Housing Census, the Municipality’s population currently stands at 139,200 which is made up of 69,753 males and 69,447 females.

Assembly Members (45)
  • Males (40)
  • Females (5)

The municipality lies in the North Eastern part of the Western Region between latitudes 6N and 6.30N and longitudes 2.45W and 2.15W. It is bordered to the north by Brong Ahafo Region, to the west, it is bordered by Juabeso and Bia Districts and by Aowin/Suaman to the south. It is also bordered by Bibiabi-Anhwiaso-Bekwai District to the east and Wassa Amenfi to the south-east. The Municipal capital, Sefwi Wiawso is 156km away from Kumasi by a first class asphalted road, and 260km away from Sekondi-Takoradi, the regional capital.

Agriculture is the major economic activity in the municipality in terms of employment and income generation, with about 80% of the working population engaged in this sector which constitutes the main source of household income in the municipality. There are three (3) prominent types of farming activities in the municipality. These are livestock farming, food and cash crop farming. The most predominant amongst these cash crop productions is cocoa which constitute a greater percentage of the farmers in the Municipality.

D.C.E - Hon. Louis Owusu Agyapong

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

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