Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District Assembly
The Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District is one of the Twenty-Two (22) administrative districts in the central region. The District was created out of the then Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira by Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2022 in 2012, with its capital at Twifo Hemang.
Core Functions of the District Assembly
The District Assembly exercises political and administrative authority in the District, provide guidance, give direction to, and supervise the other administrative authorities in the District.
The District Assembly is responsible for the overall development of the District and shall ensure the preparation and submission through the Regional Coordinating Council, development plans of the District to the National Development Planning Commission for approval and the budget of the District related to the approved plans to the Ministry for Finance for approval.
Additionally, it has the responsibilities to;
- Formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilization of the resources necessary for the overall development of the District.
- Promote and support productive activity and social development in the District and remove any obstacles to initiative and development.
- Initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide Municipal works and services in the District.
- Responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the District.
- Responsible in co-operation with the appropriate national and local security agencies, for the maintenance of security and public safety in the District.
- Ensure ready access to Courts in the District for the promotion of justice.
- Initiate, sponsor or carry out studies that are necessary for the performance of a function conferred by this Act or by any other enactment and perform any other functions provided for under any other enactment
The Vision of the Twifo Hemang District Assembly is to improve the standard of living of the people of the District.
The District Assembly exists to facilitate total development of the people in the district within the context of good governance by effectively and efficiently mobilizing both human and material resources.
Unity for Development
According to the 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC), the total population of the district was 55,131 and is projected to grow to 73,710 in 2019 using the inter census growth rate of 3.3%. The population is composed of 49.6% males and 50.4% females.
The population under 15 accounts for as high as 41.9% of the district’s population. The district therefore has a youthful population suggesting that there are lots of potential workers to boost economic activities especially in the agricultural sector, hence, the role of the private informal sector which remains the dominant employment generating sector in the district.