Berekum Municipal came into existence as a semiautonomous spatial unit by virtue of the decentralization policy adopted by the Government in 1988. Geographycaly, Berekum is a Municipal located at the western part of the of Ghana in the Brong-Ahafo Region. It lies between latitude 7’15’ South and 8.00’ North and longitudes 2’25’ East and 2’50’ West.
The Municipality shares boundaries with Wenchi Municipal and Jaman District to the Northeast and Northwest respectively, Dormaa Municipal to the South and Sunyani Municipal to the East. Berekum, the Municipal capital is 32km and 437km North West of Sunyani, its regional capital and Accra, the national capital respectively. Its total area constitutes about 0.7 percent of the entire 233, 588km² of Ghana, (1,635km²). The district’s close proximity to Cote d’ Ivoire is another remarkable feature which promotes economic and commercial activities between the District and Cote d’ Ivoire.
Mr. Alex Asum-Ahensah, the Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, has appealed to traditional rulers in the Brong-Ahafo Region to help highlight the rich and abundant cultural heritage in the region to attract both local and international investors.
The news that the government is initiating program of integration for the Libyan migrants in order to properly integrate them into society was greeted with enthusiasm and was given a high patronage in all regions where the exercise took place.
The Vice President, John Mahama has stressed the need for health workers to work assiduously to help the country achieve the MDG goals four and five. These are reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.