Political and Administrative Structures

The District has been partitioned politically into two sub- structures, namely; Kete Town Council and Krachi Area Council with their headquarters being Kete Krachi and Osramanae respectively.

The low level of the administrative structure of the Assembly is challenged by poor quality staffing and the lack of other resources. This has brought about a high turnover in the Town/Area Council offices and has unfavourably affected the functionality of the Councils.

The District Assembly has thirty-three (33) Assembly Members comprising Twenty-One (21) Elected Members, Ten Government Appointees, an Honorable Member of Parliament and the District Chief Executive. The composition of the Assembly is as follows:

    Total                                        =     33  Honorable  Assembly MembersØ
    Total Elected                           =     21    Members  [63.6%]   { (20 male)  +  (1 female) }Ø
    Government  Appointees        =      10    M embers [36.4%]     { (5 male)  +   (5 female) }Ø
    Hon. Dist. Chief Executive     =        1 Ø
    Hon. Member of Parliament  =          1 Ø
    Total Male                                =      26     Members  [78.8%]  Ø
    Total Female                             =        7     Members  [21.2%] Ø

Traditional Political System

The district has only one traditional council, the Krachi Traditional Council. There is therefore one paramount chief in the district namely, the reigning paramount chief, Nana Mprah Besemuna II. There are several Divisional Chiefs, Sub-Chiefs and Community Heads under the paramountcy.

The Krachi Traditional Council transcends the Krachi West District to include the Krachi East, Krachi Nchumuru, Nkwanta South and Nkwanta North Districts. All traditional rulers in these districts owe allegiance to the Nana Krachiwura and all chieftaincy issues and disputes within those districts are resolved at the Krachi Traditional Council.

The preponderant ethnic group in the district is the Krachis who are the indigenes and Guan by origin. There are however other relatively large settler communities made up mostly of Konkombas and Hausas. Other significant ethnic groups include Tongus, Kabres and some northern Ghana tribes.



Date Created : 11/21/2017 7:57:38 AM