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WASSA-AMENFI WEST

DISTRICT PROFILE

The Wassa Amenfi West Municipal Assembly was elevated to Municipal status in 2017 by LI 2288.

Assembly Members (36)

LOCATION AND SIZE
The Wassa Amenfi West Municipal Assembly is located in the Western region of Ghana. The district can be found in the middle part of the region. It lies between Latitudes 5, 30 N, 6,15 N, Longitudes 1, 45 W and 2, 11 W. It is bounded to the west by Wassa Amenfi Central District Assembly, to the East by Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly, to the south by Preastea Huni Valley Municipal Assembly and to the north by Upper Denkyira West and East District Assemblies. The district occupies a total land area of 1,600 square kilometers which is about 7.5% of the total size of the Western region. The capital Asankragua is 180km away from the regional capital Sekondi -Takoradi and 136km from Kumasi by road.

DISTRICT ECONOMY
Agriculture is the main economic activity in the district which employs about 75% of the active Labour force. Cash crops grown are mostly cocoa, oil palm, and rubber and the major food crops produced include cassava, maize, rice, garden eggs, and tomatoes. Other economic activities include Auto Mechanic, Carpentry, Hair dressing and Dress making. The main key issues confronting the agricultural sector in the district include; insufficient agricultural extension officers and logistics, problem of transportation of farm produce and inadequate ready markets. Therefore, in the 2015 budget a lot of interventions has being roll out to take care of some of the situations.

D.C.E - Hon. George Agyir


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

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