Basic information about our Municipality

The Jasikan Municipal is one of the 261 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 8 of Municipalities and Districts in the Oti Region. Established in 1989 with L.I 1464, the Biakoye District Assembly was later carved from the original Jasikan District in 2004 and the remaining part has been retained as Jasikan Municipal Assembly.

Jasikan Municipal is bounded by:

In terms of educational infrastructure, the Jasikan Municipal has 85 kindergartens, 64 primary schools, 40 Junior High Schools, three Senior High Schools, a Vocational school, and a College of Education. In terms of ownership, 16 of the KGs are privately owned (18.8%), 13 primary schools are privately owned (20.3%), five Junior High Schools are owned by private persons (12.5%), one Senior High School is privately owned (33.3%) and the College of Education is state-own. The municipality  has reasonable health infrastructure which includes a hospital, six health centres, three community health planning services (CHPS compound) and a private clinic.

The major markets in the municipality are located at Kute and New Ayoma. These markets are organized on specific days within the week. Items for trade include cassava, plantain, yam, cocoyam, fresh tropical vegetables, fish, and fish products, fruits, spices and livestock.

In terms of ethnicity, Buem forms majority (65.0%) of the people in the District; followed by Ewe (20.0%) and Kotokoli (15.0%). The municipality therefore, has a heterogeneous population but they co-exist peacefully. They also celebrate yam festivals on yearly basis with a Buem Congress, which brings together all daughters and sons of Buem in one agreed community yearly to plan the development agenda for the entire Municipality. The Jasikan municipality  has four traditional councils with its paramount chief at Buem Bodada and the traditional council has its municipal office at Jasikan.

The vegetation is generally moist deciduous forest. Due to the high rainfall experienced annually in the eastern parts, the vegetation is thicker and much luxuriant. The forest is made
up of different species typical of the semi-deciduous forest.

The municipality  has quite a number of interesting places like “crater lake” at Bodada and a cave at Ketsi Nkwanta, which have the potential for serving as major tourism destination. A number of festivals like Lilubodi and Banyangute Limeyiare celebrated by different traditional areas at different times are major tourism activities.

Agriculture is the leading employer in the municipality . It is estimated that over 50.0 percent of the active population depends largely on subsistence farming with an average land holding of less than one hectare per household. As a leading employer, agriculture constitutes the main source of income for the people. The major agricultural products include cocoa and staples such as maize, rice, sorghum, cassava, yam, cocoyam and plantain. 

The municipality is characterized by the Savannah dotted with scattered tree vegetation. Bamboo and other species are also found, especially along the banks of streams and rivers. The vegetation in the district supports wildlife and major animals including monkeys, antelopes, bush-pigs, pangolins grass-cutter, and reptiles. As one of the few areas with forest resource in the Volta Region, the municipality  has a total forest cover of 18.47 square kilometres including the Odome River Forest Reserve located at Jasikan, Bodada and Teteman. 

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Total Population

Representing 2.8 percent of the Volta region’s total population. n. Males constitute 49.2 percent and females represent 50.8 percent. The municipality has a sex ratio of 97 and a youthful population (with 37.8% percent of the population being children below 15 years)

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are employed while 2.6 percent are unemployed.

Of the employed population, 57.3 percent are engaged as skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers, 14.3 percent in service and sales work, 14.1 percent in craft and related trade, and 6.9 percent engaged as managers, professionals, and technicians.


Far away from the every day!

A Message From the Municipal Chief Executive​

Jasikan is a special place with limitless potential, where everyone deserves equal access to opportunity, happiness, and a bright future.

Our Town is here to help foster those ideals in every neighborhood. It exists to serve you and be a resource for you, your family, and your community.

Mrs Elizabeth Kessewah Adjornor, your M.C.E

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