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Profile of the District

The Ningo-Prampram District Assembly was carved out of the erstwhile Dangme West District in June 2012 with a Legislative Instrument (LI) 2132. The district covers a total land area of about 622.2 square kilometers. The district is located about 15 km to the east of Tema and about 40 km from Accra, the capital of Ghana. The district is bounded to the north by Shai-Osudoku District, south by the Gulf of Guinea, in the east by the Ada East District and to the west by Kpone-Katamanso Municipality. Bordered at the south is the Gulf of Guinea, which spans a coastline of 37 kilometers. According to the 2021 Population and Housing Census, the total population of the District was 204,673. This consists of 101,871 males representing 49.8% and 102,802 females representing 50.2%. The urban population represents 161,090 persons (78.7%) whilst the rural population is 43,583 persons (GSS, 2021).
Considering the vegetation of the area, about 60 percent of the total land area is arable land and about 25 percent is mainly savannah grassland suitable for livestock farming. The major crops grown in the district are staples (cassava, rice and maize), fruits (mangos, bananas and watermelon) and vegetables (tomato, okro, pepper). The District’s border on the Gulf of Guinea with a coastline stretching over 37 kilometers gives the district vast fishing potential. This potential is currently under great exploitation by many households in the district.
The district has large parcels of arable lands as its major economic asset. Because of the vast arable lands within the district, the predominant economic activity is farming and it employs almost 90 percent of the rural population. Every year, the district records a substantial amount of harvest from the various crops cultivated over the farming period. However, records from the District Department of Agriculture indicates that the district also records some post-harvest losses at the end of every farming season. This can be attributed to the inadequate markets, industries and bad road networks linking these farms.
The district also has a fine 37 kilometers coastline that provides avenue for hospitality services and tourism. Currently, the coastline has a number of recreational centers and tourist sites, and they are patronized by most people within the district and neighboring districts like Ashaiman, Tema, Kpone among others.