Ahanta West District is located at the southern most point of the country and the entire West African Sub-Region with its capital Agona Nkwanta also called Agona Ahanta. The Ahanta West District has a total land area of 591 square kilometers and it is occupied by 95,140 people according to the 2000 Population and Housing Census report.
The District is bounded on the East by the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), on the West by the Nzema East Minicipal, and the North by Mpohor Wassa East and Tarkwa Nsuem Districts and the Gulf of Guinea to the South.
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The district is made up of 19 towns. The major economic activity in the district is agriculture, employing about 59% of the population. Most of the people are small-scale farmers. Coconut, oil palm and rubber are the main cash crops.Generally, the soils in the district are very fertile and their types range from loose sand to clay.
Investment in cold storage has strong profit potentials. So far, mining has not had a significant input on the district even though available records show that the district is endowed with gold ... more »
Mr. Stephen Essien, Chief Executive Officer of ESSART Group, an out-door advertising company, was enstooled as the new King of Upper Dixcove in the Ahanta West District, over the weekend under the stool name Nana Duku Esia the Fifth.
AHANTA W: Cattle farmers plead for veterinary officers Members of the Ahanta West Co-operative Cattle Farmers Society have appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture to post agricultural extension workers and veterinary officers to the area to educate members on the maintenance and growth of their farms.