Districts of Ghana

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Districts of Ghana.

The Districts of Ghana are second-level administrative subdivisions of Ghana, below the level of region.

The districts of Ghana were re-organized in 1988/1989 in an attempt to decentralize the government and to combat the rampant corruption amongst officials. The reform of the late 1980s subdivided the regions of Ghana into 110 districts, where local district assemblies should deal with the local administration. By 2006, an additional 28 districts were created by splitting some of the original 110, bringing their number up to 138. In February 2008, there were more districts created and some were upgraded to municipal status. This brought the final number to 170 districts in Ghana.[1] Since then, a further 46 districts have been added since 28 June 2012 bringing the total to 216 districts.[2]

Ashanti Region[edit]

Districts of Ashanti.

The Ashanti Region of Ghana contains the following 30 districts. This is made up of 1 Metropolitan, 7 Municipal and 22 Ordinary districts. They are as follows:[3]

Brong-Ahafo Region[edit]

Districts of Brong Ahafo.

The Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana was created in April 1959. It contains 27 districts. They are made up of 8 municipal and 19 ordinary districts as follows:[4]

Central Region[edit]

Districts of Central Region.

The Central Region of Ghana contains 20 districts. These are made up of 1 metropolitan, 6 municipal and 13 ordinary districts as follows:[5]

Eastern Region[edit]

Districts of Eastern Region.

The Eastern Region of Ghana contains 26 districts made up of 7 municipal and 19 ordinary districts as follows:[6]

Greater Accra Region[edit]

Districts of Greater Accra.

The Greater Accra Region of Ghana contains 16 districts made up of 2 metropolitan, 7 municipal and 7 ordinary districts as follows:[7]

Northern Region[edit]

Districts of Northern Region.

The Northern Region of Ghana contains 26 districts. 24 are ordinary districts in addition to 1 municipal and 1 metropolitan districts.:[8]

Upper East Region[edit]

Districts of Upper East Region.

The Upper East Region of Ghana contains 13 districts made up of 2 municipal and 11 ordinary districts as follows:[9]

Upper West Region[edit]

Districts of Upper West Region.

The Upper West Region of Ghana contains 11 districts consisting of 1 municipal and 10 ordinary districts as follows:[10]

Volta Region[edit]

Districts of Volta.

The Volta Region of Ghana contains 25 districts made up of 5 municipal and 20 ordinary districts as follows:[11]

Western Region[edit]

Districts of Western Region.

The Western Region of Ghana contains 22 districts made up of 1 metropolitan, 2 municipal and 19 ordinary districts as follows:[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BREAK DOWN OF METROPOLITAN, MUNICIPAL AND DISTRICT ASSEMBLIES IN GHANA". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 2009-11-23. 
  2. ^ "New Districts and nominated DCEs". GhanaDistricts,com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ashanti". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Brong Ahafo". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Central". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Eastern". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Greater Accra". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Northern". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Upper East". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Upper West". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Volta". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Western". GhanaDistricts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 

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