Kwande Local Government Area was created in 1976 with Adikpo as headquarters. It is bounded by Vandeikya Local Government in the West, Cross Rivers State in the South, the Republic of Cameroon in the East while the North and North-West are bounded by Ushongo and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas respectively. Kwande Local government also shares a common border with Takum Local Government of Taraba State. It has a population of 218,774 (1999 projection). Kwande Local Government has fourteen council wards.
As a result of its mountainous nature and proximity to the Cameroonian range of mountains, Kwande Local Government has an averagely cold weather which makes it very conductive to traders and investors. The local government also has very big rivers which could adequately take care of agricultural and industrial needs.
Food and cash crops grown in Kwande include yam, rice, beans, millet and palm trees. Other crops like vegetables, pepper, tomatoes, garden eggs, ginger are produced in large quantity attract traders from far to buy in large quantities to other towns and cities of the federation. Rice and groundnut are also produced in commercial quantity and these provide opportunities for investment in the rice million and groundnut processing small scale industries.
The strategic location of Kwande Local Government on a Takum ‘A’ federal road that runs from the North through Adikpo to the extreme South has made it easy for both traders and transporters to shift their goods from and to Adikpo with little or no problem.
Added to this strategic location of Kwande local government is its proximity to the Cameroon mountains with its cool and friendly atmosphere that will be the delight of any investor coming to the area.