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.
The Bosome Freho Electoral Commissioner, Mrs. Grace Martha Navele, has cautioned officials recruited and trained to minister the District Level Elections on September 1, 2015 to remain steadfast as they hold the key to the successful conduct of the elections.
Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, Second Lady has tasked Christians to take-up responsibilities of ensuring that the unadulterated gospel is preached and the good news of salvation becomes the pivot of all messages.
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, has given indication President Mahama will in the coming weeks break ground for work to start on the Kejetia-Central Market redevelopment project in Kumasi.
The Municipal Chief Executive of the Ejura Sekyeredumase Municipal Assembly, Alhaji Mohammad Bawa Braimah has hinted that, henceforth, the Municipal Assembly will crack the whip on anyone who refuses to take part in the National Sanitation Day exercise.
District Chief Executive for Afigya Kwabre in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Oppong Kyekyeku has expressed disappointment at the behaviour of some contractors in the district who abandoned their projects for no just reason.
As the bird flu virus (H5N1) emerges again in our country causing fear and panic among stakeholders in the poultry industry, a nine-member task force has been formed in the Kwabre East District to monitor the activities of poultry farmers in the district.