Konshisha local government has a population of 143,045 (1991 census). It is bounded in the North by Gboko and Ushongo local governments while Vandeikya and Ogoja in Cross River State lie to the East. Oju and Gwer local government areas bound the Western part of the local government.
Like any other place in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria, Konshisha experience two seasons in the year I.e. rainy season which begins in April and terminates in October and dry season which begins in November and ends in March every year. The land is generally fertile and a good part of it aforestated.
Konshisha is essentially an agrarian local government, crops produced in large quantities include yams, groundnuts, maize, guinea corn, rice, cassava, bambrara nuts, while citrus crops, mainly oranges are also produced in large quantities. The above produce provide the raw materials potential for the establishment of cottage industries such as rice milling industry, garri processing, bread industry and fruit juice industry. Livestock like cattle, goats, pigs and sheep are found in this local government. Food and cash crops are the major commodities for commerce in the local government.
The local government is richly endowed with skillful craftsmen. The people produced unique perforated pots (buufu) and other pots, hoes, spears, bows and arrows, cutlasses, mats, very large baskets and beautiful carving. Major dance groups of the local government are Vanger-Gbilin, Igyinya, Takera and above, the Kwagh-hir puppet theatre.
The local government is not hooked to public power supply and as such the three major towns of the local government; Tse-Agberagba, Gungul and Korinya rely on generating plants for electricity. As at now, the plants at Tse-Agberagba and Korinya are normally serviced and distribution lines reactivated to ensure regular supply of electricity to the towns.
The PTF and BERWASSA have sunk a number of boreholes in the local government while the state water board constructed water works at Tse-Agberagba and Korinya which are run by the local government. A sizeable earth dam has also been constructed at Tse-Agberagba through community effort, which at least provides raw portable water to a major portion of the local government headquarters.
Major roads in the local government include Awajir – Tse-Agberagba – Ogoja; Wuese – Korinya – Ihugh; Aliade/Achoho – Oju which are federal roads while Anshagba – Amua-Agbeede – Ikyobo is state government road. These roads and some of the feeder roads maintained by the local government have given a boost in commercial activity in the local government in recent times.
The local government has natural resource such as timber from its forests and fish from the big Konshisha river. There are traces of mineral such as barites, salt deposits, calcium, basalt and grinding stones in various locations in the local government. Cottage industries include rice mill at Tse-Agberagba and soap making which is practiced among women cooperative groups. Tourists attractions include the Agira and Selagi Hills in Mbagben district and the legendary Aba pond in Mbatser/Mbagsa district.
The local government ensures speedy processing of applications for land by any investor willing to come to Konshisha to establish business in the area.