Elections 2008: Western

  • Date Created

    March, 1957

    Population

    1664586

  • History

    The original Western Region of Ghana contained 23 districts made up of 1 metropolitis, 22 Municipalities and ordinary districts. However, following a reorganisation of Regions in 2018, the existing ten Regions were replaced by a new structure of sixteen Regions; as part of this reorganisation, nine districts (those asterisked below) were removed from the Western Region and formed into a new Western North Region with its new capital at Wiawso. The present Western Region is left with 14 districts.

  • Demographics

    The Western Region is located in south Ghana, spreads from the Ivory Coast (Comoé District) in the west to the Central region in the east, includes the capital and large twin city of Sekondi-Takoradi on the coast, coastal Axim, and a hilly inland area including Elubo. It includes Ghana's southernmost location, Cape Three Points, where crude oil was discovered in commercial quantities in June 2007. The region covers an area of 23,921 sq. km, and had a population of 2,376,021 at the 2010 Census; the latest official projected population (as at 2019) is 3,093,201.[2] The Western Region enjoys a long coastline that stretches from South Ghana's border with Ivory Coast to the Western region's boundary with the Central Region on the east. The Western Region has the highest rainfall in Ghana, lush green hills, and fertile soils. There are numerous small and large-scale gold mines along with offshore oil platforms dominate the Western Region economy. The culture is dominated by the Akans; the main languages are Akan, French and English.

After 16 out of 16 Constituencies Declared

NPP
NDC

51.54%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

306,108

48.46%

JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS

287,835
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 306,108 51.54%
JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS NDC 287,835 48.46%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Ellembelle 988
NDC - 51.74%
NPP - 48.26%
Shama 1,174
NDC - 51.96%
NPP - 48.04%
Mpohor-Wassa-East 1,188
NDC - 51.56%
NPP - 48.44%
Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira 1,724
NPP - 54.33%
NDC - 45.67%
Jomoro 3,150
NDC - 54.31%
NPP - 45.69%