Kwahu East




The Kwahu East District was carved out of the Kwahu south district, through the Legislative instrument (L.I) 1839 and inaugurated on 29th February 2008 with Abetifi as the district capital. The district is situated on the northern part of the eastern region. . It shares common boundaries with Kwahu North to the east, Kwahu South to the south and Fanteakwa district to the southeast and Asante-Akim North of the Ashanti region to the north. The landscape is undulating with steep slopes coupled with several rock outcrops and scarps. The height of mountain peaks ranges between 220- 640m above sea level. The population of Kwahu East is 77,125 according to the 2010 population and Housing Census at a growth rate of 4.2% representing 2.1% of the regions total population. Majority (67.1%) of the total population live in the rural localities while 32.9% live in urban localities, reflecting on the rural nature of the district. In terms of drainage, the district is drained mainly by the Afram River which is a major tributary of the Volta River. Apart from the Afram River, Asuboni and several other seasonal streams also drain the District. Agricultural activities stand paramount amongst economic activities in the District with food crops such as maize, cassava, plantain, yam and vegetables serving as the main crops. However, mango plantation is one of the few large scale farms in the District. There are several other non-agricultural economic activities such as small scale industries which include; Agro-based, wood-based, quarrying, construction, metal-based and several artisan ventures. Again, the District prides itself in a serene and highly hospitable Tourism and important landmarks such as the Oworobong waterfalls, Volta lake, Ramseyer Route (highest habitable point in Ghana), and the Modak Roya Hotel. Odweneanoma Rural Bank, Kwahu Rural Bank, and UniBank Ghana are the main banking services in the District. The widely used energy is charcoal (43.7%), followed by the hydroelectric power (28.0%), then Liquefied Petroleum Gas (3.4%).