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Hon. Peter Anaafi

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.

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.

Physical Features
The region occupies a total land area of 24,389 square kilometres representing 10.2 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. It is the third largest region after Northern (70,384 sq. kms) and Brong Ahafo (39,557 sq. kms) regions.

The region has a population density of 148.1 persons per square kilometre, the third after Greater Accra and Central Regions. More than half of the region lies within the wet, semi-equatorial forest zone.

Due to human activities and bushfires, the forest vegetation of parts of the region, particularly the north-eastern part, has been reduced to savanna. The region has an average annual rainfall of 1270mm and two rainy seasons. The major rainy season starts in March, with a major pick in May. There is a slight dip in July and a pick in August, tapering off in November.  December to February is dry, hot, and dusty.

The average daily temperature is about 27 degrees Celsius. Much of the region is situated between 150 and 300 metres above sea level. The region is endowed with a spectacular geography-lakes, scarps, forest reserves, waterfalls, national parks, birds and wildlife sanctuaries.

some stories in this region

  • SEKYERE E:Borehole for Asokore Edubiase, District Library nears completion

    Works on the drilling and mechanization of boreholes in some selected communities and institutions in the Sekyere East District in the Ashanti Region is almost complete.

  • EJISU J:Caterers Benefit from a Training Workshop

    Over three hundred caterers in the Ejisu-Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region have benefited from a comprehensive training workshop meant to ensure the promotion and development of small scale enterprises through provision of training, business counseling and extension services.

  • EJISU J: Caterers upgrade skills

    A training workshop to sharp the skills of caterers and also help promote customer care and food safety in the Ejisu-Juaben municipality of the Ashanti Region is under way at Ejisu.

  • KUMAWU: 3K water supply project 82.6% complete

    The overall progress of Kumawu, Konongo and Kwahu Ridge, otherwise known as the 3Ks Water Supply Project is 82.65% complete.

  • KWABRE E: Assembly dissolved

    The District Chief Executive for Kwabre East, Alhaji Adams Iddisah has heaped praises on the immediate past Assembly Members of the Assembly for their four years stewardship.

  • KUMAWU: DCE cuts sod for six new projects

    The Kumawu District Chief Executive, Samuel Asiamah has made six separate sod-cuttings to begin the construction of a number of development projects in various communities in the district.

  • KUMAWU:Support gov’t to transform economy-DCE

    District Chief Executive of Kumawu, Samuel Asiamah has reiterated the need for unity and oneness among Ghanaians to help transform the economy of the nation.

  • BOSOMTWE: Residents of Abono calls for KVIP facilities

    Residents of Abono in the Bosomtwe District are urging the assembly to as a matter of urgency construct a new KVIP in the area to improve sanitation in around popular "Lake Bosomtwe".

  • AFIGYA K: Director for African Desk calls on DCE

    The Director for African Desk of the World’s Trade Center, Mrs. Denise Michelle Henderson on Friday paid a courtesy call on the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Afigya Kwabre Mr. Kaakyire Oppong Kyekyeku at his office to discuss issues of development in the district.

  • ASOKORE M:MP donates to health directorate

    The Member of Parliament for Asawasi, Hon. Mubarak Muntaka Mohammed has reiterated his resolve to help improve health delivery in the Mampong Municipality.

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