The Asokore Municipal Assembly was carved out of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and was thus created as a result of the implementation of the Decentralization Programme on June 29th, 2012. The Municipality was established by Legislative Instrument, (L.I) 2112.
The Municipality covers a total land area of 23.91 km2 and it is located to the North-Eastern part of the Kumasi Metropolis. The assembly shares boundaries with Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to the East, South and West, Kwabre East Municipal to the North-West and Ejisu-Juabeng Municipal Assembly to the South-East. Although a small land size, the Municipality has a population of 304,815 (PHC, 2010) with 10 electoral areas namely; Aboabo No.1, Aboabo No.2, Adukrom, Akurem, Asokore Mampong, Sawaba, Asawasi, New Zongo, Sepe-Tinpom and Akwatialine Electoral Areas.
Both solid and liquid waste create great nuisance of unimaginable proportions. The stench, germs, viruses and bacteria that emanate from waste (solid or liquid) are the source of some deadly illnesses, yet if properly harnessed it has the potential of becoming useful raw material of high value.
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Nana Oye Lithur has disclosed government’s intention to increase beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) programme from 90,000 to 150,000.