Bekwarra

Bekwarra Local Government Area is in the Northern Senatorial District of Cross River State.  Its headquarters are in the town of Abuochiche

BEKWARRA
Location of Bekwarra Local Government Area in Cross River State
Senatorial DistrictNorth
Created      –
Local Government HeadquarterAbuochiche
Area304.30 sq. km2
Government
ChairmanDr. Josephate Owan Emeka
Vice Chairman
LeaderHon. Emonshe Thomas Enyi
Paramount Ruler
Wards     10
Educational Institutions
Marjor Markets

Geography

Bekwarra Local Government Area has it headquarters at Abuochiche. It is bounded in the north by Benue State, South by Ogoja Local Government Area, East by Obudu Locl Government Area and West by Yala Government Area.

History

Local Government Wards

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

Abuochiche

Afrike Ochagbe

Afrike Okpeche

BEnten

Gakem

Abi-Aragin

Nyanya

Otukpuru

Otukpuru

Ugboro

Ukpah

PEOPLE AND LANGUAGE

Festivals
The area has vey rich cultural heritage. The major traditional festival is the New Yam Festival held during the first week of September yearly.

Culture

Tourism

Traditional Market Days

The traditional market days are as follows:

Udama
Ugbada
Uchagu
Ugidi
Achanya

 AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES

MINERALS

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

HEALTH INSTITUTIONS

PAST BEKWARRA LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMEN

                   NAMEYEAR
Hon. Vicent Akpe
Hon. Peter Abibang O.
Hon. Dr. P.S. Odey
Hon. Barr. Asuquo Enya
Hon. Arc. Anthony Akobi
Hon. Mrs. Monica Okom
Hon. Mr. Kelvin Inah
Hon. Emmanuel Agbaragba
Hon. Barr. Legor Idagbo
Hon. Linus Obe Ede
Hon. Ushie Augustine Onyi
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