From pre-colonial times through the establishment of the British colony the Gold Coast, (Effutu) Winneba served as a port town. Fort Winneba was built here.The Effutu Municipal is situated between latitudes 50 20 north and longitudes 00 25, west and 0037, west on the eastern part of the Central Region Ghana.The Effutu Municipality is one of the 20 administrative districts in the Central region of Ghana. It is situated between latitudes 5°16’ and 20.18” N and longitudes 0°32’ and 48.32’’W of the eastern part of Central region.
The Municipality lies between the Gomoa East District to western, northern and eastern flanks. On the southern flank is the Gulf of Guinea.
The Municipal covers an area of 417.3 square kilometers (163 sq miles). Winneba is the administrative capital.
The population of the Municipality according to 2010 population and housing census stands at 68,597 with 32,795 male and 35,802 female.
The main industries of Winneba are fishing and services. It is known for the Aboakyir deer-hunting festival in Winneba and its New Year fancy dress carnival/masquerading festival. The town has a rich musical tradition and currently boasts of several renowned musical groups in the country, including the Winneba Youth Choir, the Osimpam Ompeh group, and the Akoo show Choir. The University of Education, Winneba is one of the educational institutions in Ghana.
Effutu Municipal Assembly exists to mobilize resources to facilitate improve standard of living of the people through the equitable provision of sustainable socio-economic infrastructure and services for holistic development within the context of good governance.
A Municipality of excellence pursuing a sustainable and integrated development in a well-planned, secured and investor-friendly environment within the context of social equity and good governance.
To achieve at least 80% of Programmes and Projects outlined for implementation in the Medium Term Development Plan (2018-2021) of the Assembly.
EAccountability, Client-oriented, Creativity, Diligence, Discipline, Equity, Integrity, Innovativeness, Loyalty, Commitment, Anonymity, Impartiality, Permanence, Timeliness and Transparency Service Delivery Standards: Participation, Professionalism, Client Focus, Transparency, Efficient and Effective use of Resources and Accountability