South Dayi District

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South Dayi District
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Region Volta Region
District type District
District Executive Kafui Bekui
Capital Kpeve New Town
Area 1000 km²
Population
ISO 3166 GH-TV-SD
Website Official website

The South Dayi District is one of the twenty-five (25) districts in the Volta Region[1]of Ghana. The South Dayi district capital and administrative centre is Kpeve New Town.

History[edit]

The South Dayi district was created in 2004, and was officially inaugurated on 19 August 2004 at Kpeve, the capital.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

The district covers part of what was formerly the southern part of the old Kpando district, thus reducing the latter's size. The South Dayi district lies between latitude 3°20N and 3.5°05N. It is approximately on longitude 0°17 E. The district has a total area of 1,000 km² with the Volta Lake, the largest artificial lake in the world, covering about 20% of this.[3]

The South Dayi District is bounded by:

Climate and vegetation[edit]

The climate is tropical and is influenced largely by the Southwest Monsoons from across the South Atlantic Ocean which bring in the rain and the North Easterly Trade Winds blowing in the dry harmattan across the Sahara Desert. The major rainy season is between mid April and early July while the minor one is from September to November. The harmattan/dry season is between November and March.

There are two main types of vegetation. The guinea savanna woodlands covers the Dayi basin and consists of scattered trees including acacia, bamboos, and baobabs. In the region of Tsatee, Kpalime and Dzemeni are the semi-deciduous forests are found on the slopes of the Akwapim-Togo-Atakora hills.[4]

Population[edit]

The population from the 2005 census was estimated at 39,893 with a growth rate of 1.9%. Peki Avetile and Peki Dzake are the most populated towns in the district. Almost 50% of the total population is found in the Peki Traditional Area. The district also covers the Kpalime, Kpeve and Tongor traditional areas. The other main towns in this district include Kpeve (New Town) the capital, Peki Adzokoe, Peki Dzake, Peki Sanga, Todome, Wegbe Kpalime and Dzemeni.[5]

Festivals[edit]

Festivals in South Dayi district include Gbi Dukorza celebrated by Peki and Hohoe, Kpalikpakpaza[6] celebrated by Kpalime and Tongor Traditional Areas, Yam festivals celebrated all over the district and the Glimetsoza celebrated by Kpeve, Klefe, Klikor, Tsorxor and Tsibu.

Towns and villages[edit]

In addition to Kpeve, the capital and administrative centre, South Dayi District contains the following towns:

  • Peki Avetile
  • Peki Blengo
  • Peki Dzake
  • Peki Sanga
  • Peki Tsame
  • Peki Wudome
  • Todome
  • Toh-Kpalime
  • Dzemeni
  • Vakpo

Administration[edit]

The district is headed by a District Executive appointed in consultation with the local District Assembly. The Assembly consists of elected representatives. The South Dayi constituency represents the district whose boundaries coincide with that of the district.

District Chief Executives[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ South Dayi district
  2. ^ ""We will not disappoint the government", says Togbe Agbi Nani". Regional News of Friday, 20 August 2004. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  3. ^ "Volta Region » South Dayi". Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Maks Publications & Media Services. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Climate & Vegetation". Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Maks Publications & Media Services. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Demographic Characteristics". Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Maks Publications & Media Services. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 
  6. ^ "Kpalime Celebrate Kpalikpakpa Festival". General News of Wednesday, 5 November 1997. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 

References and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 06°41′1″N 00°20′1″E / 6.68361°N 0.33361°E / 6.68361; 0.33361