Eighty four (83.9%) percent are in the Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry serves as the industry for most of the employed, 3.9 percent are into manufacturing, 0.1 percent are into financial and insurance activities industry with information and communication industry employing virtually none of the employed population.

This shows the extent to which the economy is rural. Agriculture forestry and fishing industry employs the majority of both male and female populations (86.9% and 81.5% respectively). However, more females (6.6%) than males (3.1%) are in the wholesale and retail industry.

Employment Status

From table 4.5, out of the employed population 15 years and older, those who are self-employed without employees constitute 65.6 percent; those who are contributing family workers are 25.5 percent while those who are employees constitute 3.9 percent. Having a lot of self- employed without employees in the district means that the economy is not growing in terms of job creation. This could also mean that self- employment in the district does not require a huge start- up capital.

The table also shows that 66.5 percent of males are self-employed without employees as against 64.9 percent of females who are self-employed without employees. There are more male employees (6.0%) as compared to female employees (2.1%). Also, there are 27.6 39


percent of females who are contributing family workers compared with 22.9 percent of males.

From Table 4.6, the public sector employment favours males as a relatively high percentage of them (3.5%) are employed in the public sector compared with the 1.1 percent of females. It is however worth noting that the NGOs and Other International Organisations operating in the district employ more females (0.4%) than males (0.3%)

Employment Sector

The distribution of employment sector in the Binduri District is skewed towards the private sector. Figure 4.3, shows that the private informal sector employs 97.0 percent of the employed population while the public/government sector employs 2.0 percent of the employed. Others (Private Formal, Semi/Parastatal, Local and International NGOs etc.) employ the remaining one percent.

Disability, Education and Literacy

Education generally enhances the employment opportunities of all persons in Ghana, including persons with disability. Government and other social welfare agencies have been implementing policies to improve access of persons with disability to education at all levels.

From Table 6.3, it shows that, out of 1,671 representing 2.9 percent of PWDs in the Binduri District 3years and older of school going age, (66.1%) have never attended school and majority of those who have attended school, (24.7%) are in basic school whiles (6.2%) have attended SHS or Higher education. The data further indicates that more males (75.5%) than females (42.8%) have attained some level of education.

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