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Profile of Mfantseman Municipality

The Mfantseman Municipal Assembly is one of the [5] Administrative Districts, which were elevated to Municipality status in January 2008 in the Central Region.

The functions of the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly like all other District Assemblies are basically derived from statute, as mandated by Local Government Act 462 of 1993 and Legislative Instrument No.2026, of 2012.

The Mfantseman Municipal Assemby shares boundaries to the:

    • West -Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District

    • North-East – Ajumako Enyan Essiam District

    • East – Ekumfi District

    • South – Gulf of Guinea

It stretches for about 35km from Eguase, the most western point to Mankessim, the most Eastern point. The municipality occupies a land size of 321 km2 with a population density of 526.8 persons per square kilometer.

map of Mfantseman

Our Vision & Mission

“A prosperous Municipality with improved social services and improved quality of life of its people”

“To improve upon the standard of living of the people through exploitation of human and natural resources and operating within an open and fair society with economic opportunities existing for all”

Population of Mfantseman as at 2021

According to Population and Housing census conducted in 2021, the Mfantseman Municipality has a projected population of 168,905. This represents 6.5 percent of the regional population.

Out of the projected population, 90,872 (53.80%) are females with 78,033 (46.20%) being males. The age groups of 0-4 years and 15-19 years have the highest population of 13.9 percent and14.0 percent respectively.

Administratively, the Municipality has 7 zonal councils, made up of 36 elected assembly members and 16 government appointees. The municipality has 36 out of the 477 electoral areas in the Central region. The Akan group forms the majority among the ethnic groups scattered along the length and breadth of the municipality, but migration has also brought other ethnic groups such as the Gas, Ewes, Ashantes, Akwapems, Northerners, and settlers from other parts of the continent to the municipality (GSS, 2010). Mfantseman is comprised of 84.9 percent Christians, 6.9 percent Muslim, about 0.8 percent Traditionalist; 1.4 constitute other religious affiliations while 6.2 percent of the population have no religious affiliation (GSS, 2010).

Economy of the Municipality

Due to Mfantseman’s proximity to the sea, it has rich fishing grounds along the coast and has made fishing a major activity along the coastal towns and villages notable among which are Biriwa, Anomabo, Abandze, Ankaful and Kormantse.

Crop farming is done in almost all parts of the Municipality, especially in the inland areas. Among the crops cultivated are cocoa, oil palm, pineapples, oranges, plantain, maize, cassava, cocoyam and coconut.

The major cash crops, which can be exported or sold domestically at high profit margins, include oil palm at Akobima, coffee and cocoa grown at Dominase and Kyeakor.