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Ashanti

BOSOME FREHO

DISTRICT PROFILE
The Bosome Freho District Assembly was established by the legislative instrument (LI) 1852 of 2007 with its capital at Asiwa. The District was carved out of the former Amansie East District. The Assembly has a total membership of thirty-two (32). This is made up of twenty one (21) elected members, nine (9) Government Appointees, the District Chief Executive and the Member of Parliament. The gender dis aggregation is composed of four (4) females and twenty-eight males. In line with the 1992 constitution, the Assembly has the following Sub-District Structures;
  • Bosome Area Council
  • Sunsu Freho Area Council
  • Bosomtwi East Area Council
  • Nsuta Area Council

Assembly Members (30)

  • Male (26)
  • Female (4)
LOCATION AND SIZE
The Bosome Freho District Assembly is located in the central part of the Ashanti Region and shares boundaries with the Bekwai Municipal to the West, Bosomtwi and Ejisu-Juaben Districts to the North, Adansi South and Akyimansa Districts to the South and Asante-Akim South to the North-East. The District is estimated to have a land area of about 630 sq. km. Major settlements in the District are Asiwa, Anyanso, Freso, Abosamso, Nsuaem, Tebeso I,& II, Anyinase and Nsuta. The District lies within Latitude 6˚00’N and 6˚26 N and Longitudes 1˚00 W and 1 ̊30 W.

POPULATION
Based on the 2010 population and housing census report, the District has a total population of 60,397. The sex distribution of the population was composed of 29,753 males and 30,644 Females. The population growth rate of the district is 1.02% per annum and projected population for 2016 would be about 64,209 with males accounting for 31,636 and 32,573 for females.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
The Bosome Freho District is mainly rural and farming is the main stay of the people. The major cash crop productions are cocoa, citrus and, oil palm. Food crops are generally produced on subsistence basis including maize, yam, cassava and plantain. Cabbage production is recently gaining popularity as a non-traditional cash crop mostly along the slopes of the Bosomtwe ranges


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             source:www.mofep.gov.gh/publications/composite-budget-2016 and other sources

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