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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 »

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Assembly meeting AHANTA W:
Re-nominated Ahanta West DCE confirmed

The District Chief Executive for the Ahanta West District in the Western Region, Joseph Dofoyena, has been been confirmed by Assembly members after he was renominated by the President, following his removal from office in February this year [2015].
Akwasi Opong-FosuAHANTA W:
Policy on Local Economic Development finalized

Mr Akwasi Opong-Fosu, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, on Thursday said a comprehensive policy on Local Economic Development has been finalized.
Cocoa couriers in W/R resume work

Cocoa loading boys at the Cocoa Marketing Company warehouse at Beahu, near Apowa, in the Ahanta West District of the Western Region have finally resumed work.
Illegal Mining, GalamseyAHANTA W:
Illegal miners chase farmers in Ahanta West District

Farming activities at Mbaa Mpe Ohia in Agona Nkwanta in the Ahanta West District are being seriously threatened as illegal miners are fiercely chasing away farmers in the area.
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