Jaman South District Assembly was established by LI 1376 of 1988 and modfied to Jaman South District Assembly by LI 1777 of 2004 following the division of the original Assembly. With Drobo as its capital was elevated to a status of Municipality in early 2018. The capital Drobo is approximately 512 kilometers from the national capital Accra.
To reduce rural and urban poverty and increase the standard of living of the poor through increasing access to quantitative and qualitative socio-economic infrastructure.
The Jaman South Municipal Assembly exist to facilitate the improvement of quality of life of the people within the Assembly's jurisdiction through equitable provision of services for the total development of the Municipality, within the context of good governance.
The Municipality is between latitudes 7o 27'N and 75 27'N (approximately) and longitueds 2o 32'N and 2o 66'West. It shares borders with Jaman North District in the North-East, Berekum Municipality in the South-East, Dormaa District in the South and La Cote D'lvoire in the West. The Municipality with its capital at Drobo has a total land area of about 552 km2 and about 130 settlements most of which are rural. The vast and arable land could give rise to agricultural activities and thereby promoting the local economic development. Relatively the location of the Municipality gives it the opportunity of developing its micro-economy base through socio-economic interations with her sister districts and La Cote D'lvoire
The relief of the Municipality is undulating and rises between 150 meters and 600 (crosscheck) meters above sea level. The land area of the district is underlain by Birimian, Buem and Dahomeyan rocks which are endowed with different types of precious minerals. The drainage pattern of the Municipality is largely dendrite and flows in a north-east and southern directions, with a few of them including Atuna, Fetenta and Ntabene tracing their sources from the southern Berekum and Dormaa Municipalities. The various water bodies could enchance fresh water fish farming while the water if carefully managed could also enhance the development of mechanized (irrigation) agriculture.
The district lies within the wet semi-equatorial region having a mean annual rainfall ranging between 1200mm - 1780mm and basically has two major rainy seasons - from April to June and minor rains from September to October. The average annual temperature is about 25 degrees celcius. The area has relative high humidity ( between 70% and 80% ) during the rainy season. Two major types of vegetation prevail in the district. These are the semi-deciduous forest and savanna woodland that support lumbering and agricultural activities ie Yam, Rice, Groundnut and Cashew nut are grown for consumption and commercial quantties.
According to the 2010 Population and Housing Census the total population of the Municipality is 92,649 (43,459 males and 49,190 females) and being influenced by growth rates of between 3.6 and 4.3.
The major crops cultivated in the District are yam, maize, cassava, rice, cocoyam and plantain. Pepper, groundnut, tomatoes and garden eggs are also produced as vegetables. Cashew, beside cocoa, is one of the fastest cash crops cultivated in the district, with many tones produced and sold in raw form annually. This indicates the need for process industries in the area which could add value to the proceeds for better prices. Major animals or poultry raise in the Municipality include cattle, sheep, goats, swine etc.
The district has some sites of historic, scientific or aesthetic importance which can be exploited for recreational purposes. These include:- The Buodi scarp rich in gold minerals, the Crocodiles at Mpuasu, Zezera and its attractive terrain, The Underground calving industry at Abuokrom, The Rocky plain at Bodaa, The Ghana-La Cote D'lvoire boarder demarcation of Kwameseikrom, and Zezera. The strategic location of these towns can attract more tourists from both internal and international sources.
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