The Ketu North District is one of the 25 Districts in the Volta Region of Ghana with Dzodze as it’s capital. The District was known as the Ketu District until the year 2008 when the Ketu North District was carved out of it. The following represent key geo-physical features of the District:
The District covers a land area of 754km2 with an estimated population of 83,161 as at the year 2000. This has been projected to be 98,571 in 2010. The District’s population is currently growing at a rate of 1.9% which is lower than the national rate of 2.6%. The population is dominated by females (53.7%).
The District has a large labour force constituting 52.5% of the population. Though the dependent population is quite high (45.2%), their effect on the active population could be lower since most of those in the senile age group could still be engaged in one form of agricultural production or the other.
There are four Traditional Paramount Chiefs in the District ruling from Dzodze, Penyi, Afife and Weta. These Paramount Chiefs however collaborate in the implementation of most development projects.