Language Education Forum
ISSN (Print): ISSN Pending ISSN (Online): ISSN Pending Website: Editor-in-chief: Qiao Yu Cai
Open Access
Journal Browser
Language Education Forum. 2019, 1(1), 22-34
DOI: 10.12691/lef-1-1-4
Open AccessArticle

Some Impact Assessement of Migration in Wenchi Municipality

Khalid Muaz1,

1Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon

Pub. Date: April 10, 2019

Cite this paper:
Khalid Muaz. Some Impact Assessement of Migration in Wenchi Municipality. Language Education Forum. 2019; 1(1):22-34. doi: 10.12691/lef-1-1-4


Migration is one of the aspects of human phenomenon that is keen to the designing of policies and programmes of development of any given country. The main aim of the study was to examine the causes of in-migration in the Wenchi municipality, the socio-economic conditions of migrants, benefits and side effects of migration in Wenchi and to bring out suggestions and recommendation on the management of migration in the municipality. In order to attain a reliable research, both the qualitative and the quantitative research methods were employed. The qualitative method was used to survey the entire municipality to determine the possible causes of migration and migrants’ livelihood. The quantitative method was used to collect in-depth information about the problems at hand. The data was from both primary and secondary sources. The primary source entailed self-administered questionnaires, while the secondary source was from articles, publications and projects in relation to the research topic. The study revealed that, most migrants come into Wenchi for educational purposes. It also brought out that most migrants have good access to some basic facilities such as access to portable drinking water and a good access to electricity. In order to ensure that natives get access to good work doing, the stake holders of the town should try to introduce some youth empowerment programmes in the town so as to bridge the gap between natives and migrants.

migration assessment and Wenchi

Creative CommonsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit


[1]  Wonongnaa et al 2013. Profitability of cashew production in Ghana Bots. J. Agric. Appl. Sci (2013) 9 (Issue 1) 19-28. Botswana College of Agriculture, Gaborone.
[2]  Tasneem Siddiqui (2012) Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium Working Paper 2.
[3]  OECD Development Centre: Effects Of Migration Sending Countries: What Do We Know:Louka, T. Katseli, et al (2006). Migration, environment and development in Ghana: The Dagara farmer at home and away.
[4]  Kees van der Geest 2011. The Dagara Farmer at Home and Away: Migration, Environment and Development in Ghana, Leiden:African Studies Centre. African Studies Collection, vol. 33.
[5]  Johns Hopkins University, Stan Becker (2008): school of public health, Nafissatou Sidibe.
[6]  Why we should care about migration, Jeronimo O. Muniz, 2005, pg. 2.
[7]  Impact of Migration: Causes and A Sociological Study of Emigration From Kandebash, Baglung, Gautam, Nepal (2006).
[8]  Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU): Impact of migration poverty and development, migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium Working Paper 2 September 2012 Tasneem Siddiqui.
[9]  Zainab Gimba and Mustapha G. Kumshe, 2011. Causes and effects of rural-urban migration in borno state: a case study of Maiduguri metropolis. Asian Journal of Business and Management Sciences ISSN: 2047-2528 Vol. 1 No. 1 [168-172].
[10]  International Organization for Migration 2004: Migration and history.
[11]  Louka T. Katseli, Robert E.B. Lucas and Theodora Xenogiani, June, 2006. Effects of Migration on Sending Countries: What do We Know? OECD Development Centre. Research Programme on:Economic and Social Effects of Migration on Sending Countries, Working Paper No. 250.
[12]  Abdulwahab O. Issa, (2011). “Practical guides to Project writing For Students in polytechnics, colleges and universities”. Department of library and information science, the federal polytechnic, offa, Kwara state. Nigeria.
[13]  M. Awumbila, G. Owusu & J. Teye (2014). Can Rural-Urban Migration into Slums Reduce Poverty? Evidence from Ghana. Migration out of Poverty, Research Programme Consortium Working paper 13.
[14]  Adamo, S. 2008. Addressing Environmentally Induced Population Displacement: A Delicate Task. Background Paper for the Population-Environment Research Network Cyberseminar on “Environmentally Induced Population Displacements” 18-29 August 2008.
[15]  Ghana Statistical Service. September 2008. Ghana living standards survey Report of the fifth round (glss 5).
[16]  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP 2009). Human Development Report.
[17]  National Geographic: MarcopoloXpedition (2005), Human migration guide (6-8).
[18]  Amanor, K. S. 1993. Wenchi Farmers Training Project: Social/Environmental Baseline Study. ODA Assignment.
[19]  Lateef, O.A., Khmidi,M.F. and Idrus, A. (2010). “Building maintenance management in a Malaysian University campus: A case study.”Australian Journal of Construction Economics.
[20]  Abu & Samuel (2012) Regional Institute for Population Studies University of Ghana, Legon.
[21]  Alan Bryman, (2001). Introduction to Qualitative Research, p.3.
[22]  DimiterPhilipovand Julia Schuster (2011). Effect of Migration on Population Size and Age Composition in Europe.
[23]  Ghana census 2000/ 03/26.Ghana - City Population - Cities, Towns & Provinces - Statistics & Map.htm 27th July 2007.
[24]  Ghana Population and Housing Census Report, 2000.
[25]  Pearson Education Limited (2003): Longman, dictionary of contemporary English, New ed. Pg. 812.
[26]  Sara Hammond (2006). African Transit Migration Through Libya To Europe: The Human Cost. The American University in Cairo p.15.
[27]  Wonongnaa et al 2013. Profitability of cashew production in Ghana Bots. J. Agric. Appl. Sci (2013) 9 (Issue 1) 19-28.
[28]  Zainab, Gimba and Mustapha, G. Kumshe 2011, Causes and Effects of Rural-urban migration in Borno State: A Case Study of Maiduguri Metropolis, vol. 1 no. 1 [168-172].