Bawku Municipal District

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Bawku Municipal District
Districts of Upper East region
Districts of Upper East region
Bawku Municipal District is located in Ghana
Bawku Municipal District
Bawku Municipal District
Bawku Municipal in Upper East region
Coordinates: 11°3′N 0°14′W / 11.050°N 0.233°W / 11.050; -0.233
RegionUpper East Region
CapitalBawku
Government
 • District ExecutiveHajia Hawa Ninchema
Area
 • Total1,275 km2 (492 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
ISO 3166 codeGH-UE-BA

The Bawku Municipality with its administrative capital located at Bawku is one of the 13 MMDAs in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The Municipality was upgraded from the then Bawku District Assembly, through the Local Government (Bawku District Assembly) (Establishment) Instrument, 1989 (L.I. 1439).The population of Bawku Municipal, according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census, is 98,538 representing 9.4 percent of the Upper East region‟s total population. Males constitute 48.0 percent and females represent 52.0 percent.  36.4 percent of the population is rural and 63.6 percent is urban. It shares boundaries with Pusiga District to the North, Binduri District to the South, Garu-Tempane District to the East and Bawku West to the West [1]

Demographics[edit]

The kusaas (kusaasi) are the indegenes inhabitant of the area with mamprusi ,bisas,mossi etc who have settled in the area of the Bawku area. There are however large immigrant populations from other locations in northern and southern Ghana as well as from Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Togo, Niger and Nigeria.

Of the population 11 years and above, 47.8% are literate and 52.2% are nonliterate. The proportion of literate males is higher (57.6 %) than that of females (39.3%) [1]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the dominant occupation of the people of the municipality, accounting for about 47.0 percent of the total occupation in the municipality.  The major crops grown are millet, sorghum, maize, rice, groundnuts, leafy vegetables, pepper, watermelon, and onion. Livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys etc. are also kept in the district [1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

It is made of the following constituencies:

Festivals[edit]

The kusaasi are known for the celebration of Samanpiid. Other festivals celebrated by other communities are the zekula by the bisa people,Damba festival by the mamprusi.

The district contains the following towns and villages. Of note are:

  • Bawku
  • Pusiga
  • Garu
  • Denugu/Danvorga
  • Kongo
  • Zorsi
  • Tempane
  • Wuriyanga
  • Narango
  • Mognori (Gumbo)
  • Widana
  • Yabrago
  • Missiga
  • Bugri-Bulpielse
  • Manga
  • Basyonde
  • Binduri Natinga
  • Kulugungu
  • Gozesi
  • Bugri
  • Bado

Gallery[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • "Districts of Ghana". Statoids.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ghana Statistical Service (2014). 2010 Population and Housing Census.

Coordinates: 11°3′N 0°14′W / 11.050°N 0.233°W / 11.050; -0.233