The Kintampo Municipal, one of the twenty seven 27 districts in the Brong Ahafo Region, was created in 1988 by Legislative Instrument 1480 sequel to the Government’s decentralisation programme with Kintampo as its capital.
It is located between latitudes 8º45’N and 7º45’N and Longitudes 1º20’W and 2°1’E and shares boundaries with five districts in the Country:, namely; Central Gonja District to the North; Bole District to the West; East Gonja District to the North-East (all in the Northern Region); Kintampo South District to the South; and Pru District to the South- East (all in the Brong Ahafo Region). The Municipal Capital, Kintampo, is about 130KM away by road from the regional capital and lies east of the BAR Capital, Sunyani. The Municipal has a surface area of about 5,108km², thus occupying a land area of about 12.9% of the total land area of BAR (39,557km²).
In terms of location and size, the Municipal is strategically located at the centre of Ghana and serves as a transit point between the northern and southern sectors of the country. It is hoped that the construction of the Kunsu- Ntankro- Prang- Kintampo- Wa roads will further open and enhance vehicular traffic on these roads as well as interaction between the southern and northern parts of Ghana.
Kintampo Rural Bank Limited in the Brong Ahafo Region says it will double financial resources channeled to the agriculture sector as its core investment avenue in the 2014 fiscal year, in addition to other segments of the local economy such as SMEs, transport and retailing.
Mr Clemence Kofi Humado, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, on Wednesday said a consultant was assessing work for the preparation of bidding documents, advertisement, bids evaluation and finally the award of contract for the construction of outstanding works to begin on the new Longoro Irrigation scheme in the Brong-Ahafo Region.
The Kintampo Health Insurance scheme, which started in 2005 with an initial membership of 16,795, can now boast of 67,513 active members who have valid identification cards able to access health care. No doubt, it has been able to live up to its dream motto: becoming healthier and stronger.
The College of Health & Well-Being-Kintampo (CoHK) is considering the establishment of satellite campuses in Accra, Tema and Kumasi to spread and increase its student in-take nationwide, Dr Emmanuel Teye Adjase, the Rector has said.