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.
Mr James Atta Kakra Baidoe, Nzema East Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has appealed to K2 Associates, contractors working on the 110 Km Agona-Nkwanta-Elubo dual carriage road, to sprinkle water on the facility to avoid excessive dust.
The Nzema Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland, has presented medical equipment worth, 2000 pounds to some health centres in the Nzema area of the Western Region to support quality health care delivery.
Members of the Ahanta West Co-operative Cattle Farmers Society have appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture to post agricultural extension workers and veterinary officers to the area to educate members on the maintenance and growth of their farms.
Members of the Shama District Assembly have protested against a proposal from the Ministry of Fisheries that a private investor from outside the district should manage a cold store constructed by the government for the Shama area.
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.