The area is underlain with Precambrian rocks of the Dahomeyan formation. Sedimentary rocks are deposited at the southern, western and eastern parts of the Municipality. Metamorphic rocks deposits are found at the northern parts that consist of granite and gneiss making this part rocky and stony in appearance. The rock formation in the area has promoted stone quarry and sand winning, providing a kind of informal employment.
The Municipality has few manufacturing, processing industries and quiet a number of real estate development companies and others that produce various commodities and services. These contribute to internal generated revenue from business operating licences and property rate.
There are a few processing firms scattered along the breath and length of the Municipality. Five of these firms are semi-industrial while the remaining ones are at the cottage level. The main commodities processed include milk, fruits, vegetables and wood. These are usually done with little or no additives and there is more room for expansion and fresh investment in this sector. Examples of such industries are Amrahia Dairy farm, Trassaco.
There are a few manufacturing industries in the Municipality which produce alcoholic beverages and plastics such as Baron Distilleries, Josh Plastic, Yuri M Plastic.
The Municipality has a number of service industries such as the hospitality industry that take care of visitors who come into the Municipality to do business and for tourism purposes, estate developers who provide various types of residential and business accommodation, Banks/ Financial Institutions ,(GCB, NIB, Prudential Bank, Beige Capital,) and transport industry like GPRTU, Co-operatives, and PROTOA.
Industry refers to the type of product produced or services rendered at the respondent’s workplace.Wholesale and retail; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, constitute the largest industry, employing about one-quarter (24.8%) of the workforce aged 15 years and older as depicted in Table 4.4. Other major industries include Manufacturing (13.3%), Construction (12.8%) and Accommodation and food service activities (7.5%).
Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies constituted the least percentage (0.2 %) of the employed of the workforce aged 15 years and above. The largest proportions of males are employed in the Construction sector (23.0%) while the least are employed in the activities of extraterritorial organizations category (0.3 %). Regarding the female population, the largest percentage (36.1 %) is employed in the Wholesale and retail industry and the least is employed in the Mining and quarrying, and electricity gas stream and air conditioning (0.1%).
The employment status data presented in Table 4.5 show that two-fifth (40.5%) of the workforce is self-employed without employees. The corresponding proportions for females and males are 53.1 percent and 29.9 percent respectively. This confirms the observation that females are more likely to be self-employed without employees than males in the Municipality.
Table 4.5 also shows that, self-employed with employees accounted for 9 percent of the employed population. The proportion of males who were self-employed with employees is 9.8 percent while that of females was 8.1 percent. The proportion of employed people who were employees was 38.5 percent. A far higher proportion of males (47.6%) were employees as compared with females (27.6%). Contributing family workers comprised 2 percent while apprentices were 3.8 percent.
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