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 assembly man for Amoam-Ahiase Electoral Area in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region, Gabriel Ansah-Sasraku has appealed to the assembly to consider as a matter of urgency to, relocate the Ejisu market outside the busy Yaa Asantewaa roundabout in order to ease the congestion and also make the beautification of Ejisu a reality.
The successful lunched and inauguration of the Social Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (SPEFA) project last year in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality has started impacting positively on the people, enhancing their active participation and engagement in development process at all levels.
The Parish Priest of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at Ejisu, Ejisu Rev. Fr. Gregory Nkansah Amponsah has urged Ghanaians especially Christians to be the instruments of God for the improvement of society.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Ejisu-Juaben, Mr. Kwaku Afrifa Yamoah-Ponko has urged Ghanaians to use the 58th Independence anniversary to reflect on what they could do to facilitate national development.