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Ghana Land Use Project

Ghana Land Use Project

Twifo-Hemang Lower Denkyira District 

 

Urbanization

Twifo-Hemang Lower Denkyira District (THLDD) is predominantly rural with an urbanization rate of less than 20% compared to Ghana’s 52%. The district capital is Twifo-Hemang.

Land use

A fourth of the district is covered with forest reserves, including the Kakum national Park, a diversity hotspot and tourist destination.

The fertile soils and mining opportunities in THLDD have attracted migrant farmers and miners from other regions of Ghana.

Deforestation

Last portions of the semi-deciduous forest have been cleared for farming, logging, and mining.

More than 4,000 hectares of forest north of Hemang were cut in early 2,000s to produce palm oil.