The Analysis of District data has become necessary due to the ever-increasing demand for data at the district level for local government administration and planning. It is also of relevance because most interventions by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other international partners are at the local level and such a report would provide an in-depth knowledge of disaggregated data for each district in the Western Region for informed decision-making.
Physical Features The Western Region covers an area of 23,921 square kilometres, which is about 10 per cent of Ghana’s total land surface. It is located in the south-western part of Ghana, bordered by Ivory Coast on the West, Central Region on the East, Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo Regions on the North and on the South by 192 km of coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. The southern most part of Ghana, Cape Three Points, near Busua, is in the Ahanta West District of the region.
A sixty-year-old retired engineer of Noble Gold Mines at Bibiani, Nana Obeng Panin II, who had served as community head (Odikro) of Nyantaase since 2005, has been elevated and made chief of the community.His elevation is a reward for hard work, dedication, meritorious service and good leadership.
The lack of an Accident and Emergency Unit at the Half Assini Government Hospital in the Jomoro District has left hospital authorities with no option than to hospitalize victims of emergencies in plastic chairs.
President John Dramani Mahama, in his state of the nation’s address this year, said it was the government’s vision to extend quality health care to all Ghanaians irrespective of their geographical location.
The eni Foundations project to strengthen maternal and child health services in the Western Region of Ghana is in progress with the construction of two Community Health and Planning Services (CHPS) compounds located at Nyamebekyere in Ellembelle District and Jewi Wharf in the Jomoro District.
The outgoing Western Regional Minister, Mr. Ebenezer kwadwo Teye Addo, says a total of eleven (11) small town water projects were awarded on contract at a cost of GH¢24,121,150 in 2013/2014 in the Western Region.