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ABUAKWA NORTH

Abuakwa North Muunicipal was  elevated to a municipal Assembly  in  the  year 2018 with  LI  2305 with Kukurantumi as its capital.

LOCATION AND SIZE
 The Municipality is bounded by six districts namely Atiwa District to the north, West Akim District to north west,  Fanteakwa District to the East, New Juaben to the  south,  Yilo  Krobo  District  to  the  south  east  and  Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar  District  to  the west. The district capital, Kibi, is 55km from Koforidua, 105km from Accra and 179km from Kumasi.  

ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
Production: The main occupation in the municipality is farming, with about 65% of the working population engaged in active farming. The most important cash crop cultivated is Cocoa and Coffee,followed by staples, like cassava, maize, plantain, oil palm and banana.

Manufacturing: The manufacturing sector is predominantly agro-processing units –(Cassava into Gari and oil palm processing). Wood carvers and cane weavers are located at Apedwa, while production of pottery products could be found at Ahwenease.

Mining: The Municipality is heavily endowed with mineral deposits -gold, diamond, bauxite etc. At the moment however, the activities of small scale miners dominate the mining sector. Bauxite mining is expected to begin soon on a large scale.

Infrastructure:The municipality has a fair distribution of accessible roads majority of which link the Accra-Kumasi trunk road. Also utilities available in the municipality are electricity, water and telecommunication which are very crucial for development. Most of the communities have been connected to the National Electricity Grade. This has improved the lives of the people and economic activities are gradually becoming brisk in the communities.

Tourism: The Okyeman’s Old Palace is being kept and preserved as a museum. Other known sites include the Agyemprem watershed and monumental rocks at Kukurantumi, the Sagyimase Rain/Evergreen Forest, Tafo Slave Center, Linda Dor Rest Stop, a private facility for tourists and travelers on the Accra-Kumasi highway that provides food and beverages after long hour’s journey, the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana, Bunso Cocoa College, Bunso Plant Genetic Resource Centre, the Arboretum and its Executive Lodge provides eco-tourism attraction for tourist.

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