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Mfantsiman Municipal District

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Country  Ghana
Region  Central Region
Area  533 km²
Cultural Region  Ghana
ISO 3166 code  GH-CP-MF
Capital  Saltpond
Mfantsiman Municipal District
Time zone  Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
Website  www.mfantseman.ghanadistricts.gov.gh

The Mfantseman Municipal is one of the 17 districts in the Central Region of Ghana. Its capital is Saltpond.

Contents

Map of Mfantsiman, Ghana

History

In 2008, the Mfantseman Municipal district achieved municipal status.

Geography

The Mfantseman Municipal is located along the Atlantic coastline cf the Central Region of Ghana and extends from latitudes 5° to 5°20’ north of the equator and longitudes 0°44’ to 1°11’ west of the Greenwich Meridian, stretching for about 21 kilometers along the coastline and for about 13 kilometers inland and constituting an area of 612 square kilometers. The municipal capital is Saltpond.

The Municipal is bounded to the west and Northwest by Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District, to the east by Ekumfi District and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean. Ekumfi District was created out of Mfantseman district. The District as of 2012 starts from Mankessim to Yamoransa.

Economy

The inhabitants are mainly employed through fishing, farming or tradings. The capital Saltpond was the birthplace of Convention People's Party (CPP), the party of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. Kwame Nkrumah planted a palm tree that signified the birth of UGCC in the town. The palm tree is found along the main road of the town. The first tarred road in Ghana is also found in Saltpond.

The municipality houses the Akanland Ceramics factory and also known to be the first place to begin off-shore oil-drilling in Ghana.

Notable people

Some popular people who hail from Mfantseman Municipality are:

  • Prof. Francis K. A. Allotey
  • Prof. Paul Archibald Vianey Ansah
  • Prof. John Atta-Mills
  • Prof. William Otoo Ellis- Vice Chancellor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana
  • Prof. Kwesi Andam - Former Vice Chancellor, KNUST, Ghana
  • King Peggy
  • Dr. James Kwegyir Aggrey
  • John Mensah Sarbah
  • Kobina Arku Korsah (Sir Arku Korsah)
  • Ama Ata Aidoo
  • William Ansah Sessarakoo
  • Isaac Dadzie Honny
  • References

    Mfantsiman Municipal District Wikipedia


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