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 re-constituted Board of Governors for the Achinakrom Senior High School (SHS) in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality have been inaugurated with a call on it not to do anything that could put it on a collision course with the school’s head.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Ejisu-Juaben, Mr Kwaku Afrifa Yamoah-Ponko has called on assembly members to assist management of the Assembly to find new ways of generating revenue instead of the over-reliance on the District Assemblies’ Fund whose disbursement often takes a long time to come.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Ejisu-Juaben, Mr Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh has cut the sod for the construction of an emergency block for Juaben Government Hospital and 14- seater water closet toilet facilities at Adumakai, Adumasa and Ejisu-zongo respectively in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
Mr Kwaku Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh, Ejisu-Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, has appealed to Ghanaian indigenous commercial banks to develop products and services that would meet the needs and aspirations of petty traders and craftsmen in the various communities.