Welcome to Assin North Municipal Assembly
The Assin North Municipal Assembly is located at the northern part of the Central Religion. It is the largest of the seventeen (17) districts in the region. It is bounded on the north by Adansi East and Birim South district, south by Assin South District and Abura Asebu-Kwamankese and Mfantsiman district. On the west by Lower and upper Dankyira districts and east by Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam and Asikuma-Odoben Brekwa districts.
Land Surface Area 2363 sqkm
Proportion of land Area to Religion - 25%
Number of Settlements - 847
Undulating average of about 200m above sea level with the highest of 611 metres around Bosmtwe and lowest around the river plains and streams.
Main rivers are Pra, Amissa, Offin and Ochi.
Temperature:Annual mean temperature is 26oc with a range of 5-6oc
Rain Fall: The district falls within the Tropical Rainforest Zone and it is within 1250mm to 2000mm rainfall regime.
Rainfall pattern (Bimodal two rainy season)
Apirl- July - Major Rainy Season
September - November Major Rainy Season
Northern Sector -Thick virgin forest
Southern Sector -Swampy and predominated by raffia palms and bamboo.
Population -196, 457 (year 2000)
Percentage Distribution 49. 6% male, 50. 4% female
Population Growth - 2 . 9%
Number of Settlements - 847
Urban Centres - 2 (Fosu and Breku
Population of Major towns in the District (2000)
Assin Fosu - 22, 837
Assin Praso - 5, 985
Assin Akonfidi - 3, 702
Assin Akropong - 3, 263
Occupational Distribution of Labour Force
50% are employed by the Agricultural Sector, 3% by Industrial Sector and 7% are Tertiary Sector. About 40% of the economically active population are unemployed and this constitutes potential labour force.
Main Economic Activities
Farming, Mining (Small Scale ), Lumbering and Wood Processing , Informal Service and Commerce.
Major crops - Oil Palm, Cocoa, Citrus, Maize, Plantain, Cassava, Vegetables and Rice
Cashew (minor scale)
Small Scale - Gold and diamond
Medium Scale - Gold
Informal Sector Service And Commerce
A lot of people in the district are engaged in the informal services and commercial sector activities
Number of Constituenceis - 2 (Assin North and South)
Area Councils - 12
Town Councils - 1 (Fosu
Number of Unit Committees - 157
Number of Electoral Areas - 48
Social And Economic Infrastructure
Post and Telecommunication
Towns with Hospital (s) - 1 (Fosu)
Towns with Health Centres - 9
Towns with Clinics - 5
Number of Doctors - 5
Number of Paramedics - 9
Settlements with pipe-borne-water:
Fosu - 3 (on-going) mechanized boreholes
Awisem - I mechanized borehole in use
Akonfudi - I mechanized borehole in use
Bereku - I mechanized borehole in use
Praso - 1 mechanized borehole in use
Post And Telecommunication
Towns with Post Offices - 15
Towns with Telephones (GT) - None connected
Towns with power supply - 34
Towns with banking facilities - 5 ( Fosu, Manso, Praso, Akropong Bereku and Nyankumaksi Ahenkro).
The most important road in the district is the one that stretches from Yamoransa to Anhwiankwanta. It links Central Region to the Ashanti Region.
The are additional 400km feeder roads connecting various parts of the district. The Central railway line linking to Accra and Takoradi passesthrough the district.
The district can boast of tourism sites like:
European cementery for colonial masters and the spot where Osei Tutu the then Chief of the Asante Empire was shot dead while crossing ehe river Pra at Assin Praso
Shrine - Akonfudi
Site for sacred rocks formation - Endwa
Stone with footprints and designs - Fosu
Kente weaving - Dompim
Obodan ( stone cave) - Ongwa
Slave river and cemetrary - Manso
Bamboo Orchestra - Mesomago. All these cold be packaged and promoted as tourists sites.
Development of handicraft
Establishment of hotels and restaurants ? Assin Fosu
Establishment of Palace Museums
Favourable weather conditions for the cultivation of traditional and nontraditional crops such as Oil Palm, Citrus, Rice, Cassava, and Pineapple which serve as raw material base for the manufacture of:
Non-alcoholic beverages ? (Fruit drinks)
Export of Non-Traditional Crops
Level of Infrastructure
Incentives to Prospective Investors
Read access to land
Provision of business support services by Cedecom
Assistance to investors to
Receive utility services on time.
Tax consideration for a period of five years