The District has a total road network of 246.70 kilometers, out of these 109.50 kilometers of Bitumen surfaced road. This represents 44.39% of total road surface in the district. The length of bitumen surfaced roads in the district has increased from 82.2 km in 2005 to 109.5km in 2009. The percentage of roads in good condition has also increased from 57.3% in 2005 to 67.29% in 2009. A total of 166kms of road (out of 246.7km) is in good condition. Motor vehicle remains an indispensable means of transport for most people in the district; the generally high level of good roads in the district makes movement within and outside the district relatively easier and cheaper.
However, the condition of about 35.2km (14.27%) of the district’s total road network is fair, whiles 45.50kms (18.44%) is bad, as shown in table 21. This analysis indicates that more needs to be done by the District Assembly and the Road Agencies to improve the condition of graveled roads in the district, especially those in the remote Cocoa and food crop growing communities in Barekese and Akropong Area Councils, so as to improve accessibility towards increased food production, access to market and reduce poverty.
Accessibility in terms of feeder roads is not satisfactory, especially, in the remote Cocoa and food crop growing communities of Barekese and Akrropong Area Councils. Some of roads become almost impassable during the rainy season. This renders movement to and from such areas very difficult. Farmers are unable to transport their produce to marketing centres and therefore most of these produce go bad or are bought at very low prices by middlemen. People in these are unable to access basic services.
All major towns in the District are hooked unto the National Power Grid.
However, frequent power outages leave the work of E.C.G. much to be desired.
Some settlements have applied for assistance under the Self-Help Electrification Programme, which is on-going. There is therefore the need for ECG to improve the quality and coverage of Electricity supply in the district to light and to services and production.
Refer to the table below in pdf file.