Kwabre District

The Kwabre District is one of 138 districts in Ghana. It is located in the center of the country in the Ashanti region and there one of 21 regional districts. The Kwabre District borders the districts Atwima Nwabiagya, Ejisu - Juaben, Sekyere East, Afigya Sekyere and Kumasi Metropolitan. Chief Executive over the 356 km ² large district with about 164 668 inhabitants Alhaji Kwesi Yeboah is located in the district capital Mamponteng.

Geography

The vegetation is dominated by semi - humid forests. Also grassland occupies large parts of the district. In the forests of hardwood species used for export growth. A large forest fire in 1983 destroyed large parts of the original rain forest areas. Today, a stable secondary forest has already been formed.

Population

The population in the district belongs to 83.5 percent at the Akanvölkern. About 10 percent of the district 's population come from the peoples from the north of Ghana.

Policy

The district assembly of Kwabre District ( Kwabre District Assembly ) is the highest authority in politics and administration. Until 1988 the Kwabre in Agona District / Kwabre District was involved with the office of the District Assembly in Agona. Only the government of the Provisional National Defense Council ( PNDC ) founded by the Law Local Government Act 1993 Act 462 the Kwabre District.

An Executive Committee, the Chief Executive of the projects, all other committees are coordinated and directed. In Kwabre Disitrct the committees are Economic Development ( Economic Development ), Social Services (Social Services), labor ( Works), Finance and Administration ( Finance and Administration ) and Justice and Security ( Justice and Security) been occupied.

Other departments are in the areas of education (Education), Social and Community Development (Social Welfare and Community Development ), labor ( Works), construction (Physical Planning), Finance (Finance), civil protection ( Disaster Prevention ), health (health ), agriculture ( Agriculture) and special department for the central administration tasks ( birth and death registers information Service, Statistical Service ) (Specialized Unit of the Central administration) was established.

In Kwabre District to eleven local councils ( Area Councils ). Four police stations in Mamponteng, AntoA, coding and Asonomaso were opened.

In the whole of Ghana continue to take an important role in politics and especially in local politics, the traditional rulers ( Chiefs). In today's District Kwabre a particular structure of the Chiefs has evolved over centuries. Some traditional rulers in the district are Abrempong and are committed to the Asantehene. A second group of traditional rulers is subject to the traditional rulers from Kumasi. A final group of traditional rulers in the district are subject to the Paramount Chiefs in Mampong or Nsuta.

Health

In 1990, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AIDS was diagnosed in Kwabre District for the first time. In 2003, 23 cases of AIDS were identified in the population of the district, in 2004 the number rose to 72 and 2005 to 84 cases.

Constituencies

In the district Kwabre are two constituencies. In the constituency Kwabre West won in the parliamentary elections in 2004, Emmanuel Owusu -Ansah Asamoa for the New Patriotic Party (NPP ) the seat in the Ghanaian parliament. For the constituency Kwabre East Kofi Frimpong was selected by the NPP.

Important towns

  • Atimatim
  • Mamponteng
  • Aboaso
  • Ntonso
  • Kenyasi
  • Afrantwo
  • Abira
  • Kasaam
  • Ankaase
  • Meduma
  • Old Asonomaso
  • Adanwomase
  • Adwumakase - Kese
  • Nkukua Bouho
  • New Asonomaso
  • AntoA
  • Safo
  • Fawoade
  • Sokora Wonoo
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