Ga West Municipal District

Ga West Municipal District is one of the twenty-nine districts in Greater Accra Region, Ghana.[3] Originally it was formerly part of the then-larger Ga District in 1988, until the eastern part of the district was split off to create Ga East District in 2004; thus the remaining part has been renamed as Ga West District. Later, the western part of the district was split off to create the first Ga South Municipal District on 29 February 2008 (which was later split into two new districts: Weija-Gbawe Municipal District (capital: Weija) and the present Ga South Municipal District (capital: Ngleshie Amanfro) on 15 March 2018), with Weija as its capital town; while Ga West was later elevated to municipal district assembly status during that same year to become Ga West Municipal District. However on 15 March 2018, the eastern part of the district has split off to create Ga North Municipal District, thus the remaining part has been retained as Ga West Municipal District. The municipality is located in the western part of Greater Accra Region and has Amasaman as its capital town.

Ga West Municipal District
Municipal District
Districts of Greater Accra Region
Ga West Municipal District is located in Ghana
Ga West Municipal District
Ga West Municipal District
Location of Ga West Municipal District within Greater Accra
Coordinates: 5°42′9″N 0°18′0″W / 5.70250°N 0.30000°W / 5.70250; -0.30000
Country Ghana
Region Greater Accra
CapitalAmasaman
Government
 • Municipal Chief ExecutiveHon. Ebenezer Nii Armah Tackie
 • SucceededHon. Nana Bra, Okae
Population
 (2021)
 • Total314,299[1][2]
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
ISO 3166 codeGH-AA-GW

HistoryEdit

The Ga West Municipal Assembly was established by L.I 1858 on November 2007 and it is the gateway to Accra on the Kumasi Accra route. The Municipality lies within latitude 50°48’ North, 5°39 North and longitude 0°12 west and 0°22 West. It shares common boundaries with Ga East and Accra Metropolitan Assembly to the East, Akuapem South to the North and Ga South to the south and West. It occupies a land area of approximately 305.4sq km with about 193 communities. The Ga West Municipal Area is located within the Densu River Basin, making it a very important riparian zone.[4] Ga East and Ga South were created out of the then Ga District now Ga West Municipal Assembly (GWMA).[5]

SourcesEdit

  • "Districts of Ghana". Statoids.
  • GhanaDistricts.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ghana Statistical Service, Population and housing Sensus, District Analytical Report. Ga West Municipality, 2014.
  2. ^ "Ghana Statistical Services". www.statsghana.gov.gh. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-05-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Ashiagbor, George; Amoako, Clifford; Asabere, Stephen B.; Quaye-Ballard, Jonathan A. (2019). "Landscape Transformations in Rapidly Developing Peri-urban Areas of Accra, Ghana: Results of 30 years". Open Geosciences. 11 (1): 172–182. doi:10.1515/geo-2019-0014. ISSN 2391-5447.
  5. ^ http://www.mofep.gov.gh/sites/default/files/budget/2013/GR/Ga_West.pdf

Coordinates: 5°42′9″N 0°18′0″W / 5.70250°N 0.30000°W / 5.70250; -0.30000