Briefly discussed as background to the Ashanti Region, among others, are the history, location and physical features, modern political and traditional administration, cultural and social structure, religion, tourist attractions, demographic characteristics and the major economic activities.
Location The Ashanti Region is centrally located in the middle belt of Ghana. It lies between longitudes 0.15W and 2.25W, and latitudes 5.50N and 7.46N. The region shares boundaries with four of the ten political regions, Brong-Ahafo in the north, Eastern region in the east, Central region in the south and Western region in the South west.
Brief History The Asante (Ashantis) constitute the largest of the various subgroups of the Akan, who trace their origins partly to Bono-Manso and Techiman, in present-day Brong Ahafo Region. They constitute 14.8 per cent of all Ghanaians by birth, and 30.1 per cent of the total Akan population of 8,562,748 in the country. Various oral traditions have it that the Ashantis migrated from various places through Bono-Manso/Takyiman (Techiman) to present day Ashanti Region.
Hon. Dr. Yukubu Alhassan the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, on Tuesday inaugurated the newly elected Assembly of the Bosome Freho Assembly and called on them to render dedicated and selfless services for the development of the area.
The Afigya Kwabre District Assembly in collaboration with Volunteers from South Korea undergoing internship at the Christian Service University (CSU), and Internet Safe Foundation (ISF) has embarked on ICT training programme for teachers.
The Ashanti regional Minister, Mr. Peter Anarfi Mensah has cut the sod for the construction of 2 number 10-seater water closest toilet facility for the people of Jacobu Township by the Amansie Central District Assembly.