In 1989 the Asutifi District was established and it was split into two districts namely, Asutifi
North and South in 2012. Thus, the Asutifi North District with Kenyasi as the capital was
carved out of the former Asutifi District by Legislative Instrument 2093 of 2012 (Republic of
The Assembly’s vision is to become a highly professional local government body responsible
for the provision of District services such as education, water, health, and sanitation with
other development partners and consolidate agriculture as the leading productive sector while
supporting the development of other economic activities with the core purpose of improving
the living conditions of the people in the District.
The Asutifi North District Assembly aspires to be an excellent local government body responsible for the delivery of efficient services to the people within the jurisdiction of the Assembly working closely with its department and stakeholders.
Asutifi North District Assembly exist to provide services such as education, health, water and sanitation with other development partners and productive sector whilst supporting the development of other economic activities with the core purpose of improving the living conditions of the people in the District.
CORE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
Asutifi North District Assembly as a public institution is established and operational by the legislative instrument 2093 of June 2012. It is also guided and draws its functions and powers from the local governance Act 2016, Act 936. It exists to provide development services to the good people of the District through the formulation and execution of plan development programmes and strategies for the effective mobilization of resources necessary for the overall development of the District. As part of measures to achieve the vision and mission statement, the following core values and principles have been formulated to guide the Assembly in the delivery of services;
- We are one and the same people
- Respect for all persons irrespective of your status in society
- Honesty, diligence and integrity
- Opportunity for all; care for the vulnerable and marginalized
- Responsiveness, Transparency and Accountability
Population size, structure and composition
The population of the Asutifi North district, according to the 2010 Population and Housing
Census, is 52,259 representing 2.7 per cent of the region’s total population. Males constitute
51.2 percent and females represent 49.8 percent. Nearly seventy (67.8%) percent of the
population is rural. The district has a sex ratio of 105.0. The population of the district is
youthful (49.8%) depicting a broad base population pyramid which tapers off with a small
number of elderly persons (6.7%). The total age dependency ratio for the District is 77.8, and the age dependency ratio for males is less (77.6) than that of females (71.9).
Fertility, mortality and migration
The Total Fertility Rate for the district 4.3. The General Fertility Rate is 126.6 births per 1000
women aged 15-49 years which is among the highest for the region. The Crude Birth Rate
(CBR) is 30.7 per 1000 population. The crude death rate for the district is 8.8 per 1000. The
death rate for males is highest for age 70 and above representing 50 deaths per 1000 population
while for females, the highest death rate of 30 deaths per 1000 population is for ages 65-69.
Accident/violence/homicide/suicide accounted for 6.7 percent of all deaths while other causes
constitute 93.2 percent of deaths in the district. Migrants representing (12.8 percent) living in
the district were born in another region while almost 27.2 percent were born elsewhere in the
Household Size, composition and structure
The district has a household population of 51,524 with a total number of 12,138 households.
The average household size in the district is 4.2 persons per household. Children constitute the
largest proportion of household members accounting for 44.1 percent. Spouses form about
11.4 percent. Nuclear households (head, spouse(s) and children) constitute 33.0 percent of the
total number of households in the district.
About four in ten (46.3%) of the population aged 12 years and older are married, 37.9 percent
have never married, 6.5 percent are in consensual unions, 3.4 percent are widowed, 3.9
percent are divorced and 1.7 percent are separated. By age 25-29 years, more than 61.8
percent of females are married compared to nearly forty percent (38.5%) of males. At age 65