Akamkpa 

Akamkpa Local Government Area is in the Southern Senatorial District with headquarters in Akamkpa town and was created in 1976. It has a land mass of 4,943.04 square kilometres.

AKAMKPA
Location of Akamkpa Local Government Area in Cross River State
Senatorial DistrictSouth
Created      –
Local Government HeadquarterAkamkpa
Area4,943.04km2
Government
ChairmanHon. Linus Etim Bassey
Vice ChairmanHon. Mary Ankpo Pius
Leader
Paramount Ruler
Wards     10
Educational Institutions
Marjor Markets

Geography

Akamkpa Local Government Area is bounded by Odukpani and Akpabuyo Local Government Areas to the west and south, Biase and Yakurr Local government Areas to the northwest. Ikom and Etung Local government Areas to the north, and the Republic of Cameroon to the East.

History

Local Government Wards

There are ten wards in the local government area. The wards are:

Akamkpa Urban

Uyanga

Ikpi

Awi

Mbarakom

Ojuk South

Ojuk North

Oban

Eku

Iko

PEOPLE AND LANGUAGE

There are two main ethnic groups in the Local Government Area, the Ejagham and Dusauga Iyong Iyong people, who speak Ejagham and Iyong Iyong languages. English and Efik languages are also widely used for commercial and other social interactions, while Christianity is the predominant religion in the area.

Festivals

Tourism

POLITICAL ADMINISTRATION

The Local Government Area comprises 260 villages grouped under 30 clans for political and administrative convenience.

Culture

RESOURCES AGRICULTURAL

With the largest forest area in the state and a very fertile land, watered by many rivers, streams and springs, the people are mostly agrarian. There are a number of agricultural estates in the area. Some of these are:

Kwa Fall Oil Palm Estate

Ayip Eku Oil Palm Estate

Crel Rubber Estate

Calaro Oil Palm Estates

There is also a vast tract of reserved forest and gmelina and other pulp wood plantation, as well as privately owned rubber, oil palm and cocoa plantations and other forest products that are essential for industrial development of the entire state and country.

MINERALS
Apart from the abundance of granite rocks which has led to the establishment of many quarrying companies on Old Metim and Obung, there are said to abound other solid minerals like limestone kaolin and others yet to be exploited.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

There are many Secondary Schools, a Science School and a College of Education in the area, but a tertiary Institution is yet to be established.

HEALTH INSTITUTIONS

The Local Government Area is serviced by health centres spread over the entire area, a primary health centre at Oban and a General Hospital at the headquarters, and several private health clinics.

PAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMEN

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