South Dayi District
Districts of Volta Region
|• Body||District Assembly|
|• Chief Executive||Kafui Bekui|
|ISO 3166 code||GH-TV-SD|
It covers part of what was formerly the southern part of the old Kpando district, thus reducing the latter's size. It lies between latitude 3°20N and 3.5°05N. It is approximately on longitude 0°17 E. To its northwest is the Afram Plains District in the Eastern Region. Kpando District is to the north and the Hohoe Municipal District to the north east. To the east is the Adaklu-Anyigbe District while a tiny section borders the Ho Municipal District. To the south lies the Adaklu-Anyigbe District while to the west is the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region. The district has a total area of 1,000 km² with the Volta Lake, the largest artificial lake in the world, covering about 20% of this.
Climate and Vegetation
The climate is tropical and is influenced largely by the Southwest Monsoons from across the South Atlantic Ocean which bring in the rain and the North Easterly Trade Winds blowing in the dry harmattan across the Sahara Desert. The major rainy season is between mid April and early July while the minor one is from September to November. The harmattan/dry season is between November and March.
There are two main types of vegetation. The guinea savanna woodlands covers the Dayi basin and consists of scattered trees including acacia, bamboos, and baobabs. In the region of Tsatee, Kpalime and Dzemeni are the semi deciduous forests are found on the slopes 0f the Akwapim-Togo-Atakora hills.
The district population is made up predominantly of the Ewe people making Ewe the most popular local language. The population from the 2000 census was 36,278 with a growth rate of 1.9%. The 2005 estimate is 39,893. 70% of the population is christian. Peki Avetile and Peki Dzake are the most populated towns in the district. Almost 50% of the total population is found in the Peki Traditional Area. The district also covers the Kpalime, Kpeve and Tongor traditional areas. The other main towns in this district include Kpeve (New Town) the capital, Peki Adzokoe, Peki Dzake, Peki Sanga, Todome, Wegbe Kpalime and Tzemeni.
Important festivals in this district include Gbi Dukorza celebrated by Peki and Hohoe, Kpalikpakpaza celebrated by Kpalime and Tongor Traditional Areas, Yam festivals celebrated all over the district and the Glimetsoza celebrated by Kpeve, Klefe, Klikor, Tsorxor and Tsibu.
The district is headed by a District Chief Executive appointed by the President of Ghana in consultation with the local District Assembly. The Assembly consists of elected representatives. The district is represented in the parliament of Ghana by the Member of Parliament for the South Dayi constituency whose boundaries coincide with that of the district.
District Chief Executives
- ""We will not disappoint the government", says Togbe Agbi Nani". Regional News of Friday, 20 August 2004. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "Volta Region » South Dayi". Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Maks Publications & Media Services. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "Climate & Vegetation". Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Maks Publications & Media Services. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "Demographic Characteristics". Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and Maks Publications & Media Services. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- "Kpalime Celebrate Kpalikpakpa Festival". General News of Wednesday, 5 November 1997. Ghana Home Page. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
- Official website
- Districts of Ghana from statoids.com
- District 1984 and 2000 population figures
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