Hon. Kwaku Afrifa Yamoah Ponko Ejisu-Juaben Municipal
Ejisu-Juaben Municipal is one of the 30 administrative and political Districts in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The Municipal is known globally for its rich cultural heritage and tourists attractions notably the booming kente weaving industry. The Municipal stretches over an area of 637.2 km2 constituting about 10% of the entire Ashanti Region and with Ejisu as its capital. Currently it has four urban settlements namely, Ejisu, Juaben, Besease and Bonwire.
The Municipal is located in the central part of the Ashanti Region and provides enormous opportunity for creating an inland port for Ghana to serve northern section of the country. It lies within Latitude 1° 15’ N and 1 ° 45’ N and Longitude 6° 15’W and 7° 00’W. Ejisu-Juaben Municipal shares boundaries with six (6) other Districts in the Region.
To the North East and North West of the Municipal are Sekyere East and Kwabre East Districts respectively, to the South are Bosomtwe and Asante-Akim South Districts, to the East is the Asante-Akim North Municipal and to the West is the Kumasi Metropolitan.
The Ashanti Regional Director for the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Mr. Alhassan Yakubu has expressed concern about increasing reports that campaign posters of candidates in the upcoming district level elections are being destroyed and shredded in some communities and called for a stop to the act.
The Ejisu-Juaben Municipal office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has organized a day’s stakeholders forum to collate inputs on the district level elections to prepare for a community durbar to whip up the interest of the citizenry to participate fully in the forthcoming district elections.
The Centre for Development of People (CEDEP), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has held its third Social Public Expenditure and Accountability forum at Ejisu, the capital of the Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region.