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DRAINAGE

The District is fairly drained by a number of large and small water bodies notably:

  • River Offin
  • Gyimi River
  • Fum River
  • Menson

GEOLOGY AND
MINERAL

The district is underlain by Pre-Cambrian rocks of the Birimian formation with rich gold deposits.

DEMOGRAPHIC
CHARACTERISTICS

Population Size:The total population of the District is estimated at 65,000 comprising 52.2% females and 47.8% males.

Age and Sex Composition: Akrofuom District has a youthful population consisting of a large proportion of children under 15 years, and a small proportion of elderly persons (65 years and older).

SETTLEMENTS

Communities: The District has about 82 settlements.

Rural- Urban Split: Apart from Akrofuom the District Capital which  qualifies as a town, with estimated population of 8,096,  Akrofuom District is entirely rural with scattered settlements each having a population less than 5,000.

SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS

EDUCATION:

  • 35 Pre-Schools (Kindergartens);
  • 35 Primary Schools;
  • 28 Junior High Schools;
  • 1 Technical/Senior High School; and
  • No Tertiary Institution.

SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS

HEALTH:

  • 8 CHPs (5 operational and 3 under construction)
  • 2 Health Centres at (Akrofuom and Ampunyase)
  • 36 health Personnels
  • No Medical Doctor
  • 1 Ambulance

ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS

AGRICULTURE

A district with primary agriculture as its main activity:

  • Staple crops include: Cassava, plantain, maize, cocoyam, yam and rice
  • Main Cash crops: Cocoa, Oil palm and Rubber
  • Livestock farming and Aquaculture
  • Vegetables

INDUSTRIES

  • Large and Medium Scale Manufacturing is non-existent.
  • Few individuals engaged in gari and palm oil processing.
  • 7 Timber Firms in saw milling

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Three (3) Financial Institutions – Akrofuom Rural Bank, Akrofuom Teachers Cooperative Credit Union and PENCO Financial Services
  • Mobile Money operators.
  • Susu Collectors operating on in-formal basis.

TELECOMMUNICATION

MTN and Vodafone are the dominant telecommunication networks that serve the District yet coverage is low in most communities where they operate.

ROADS

  • Mainly Feeder roads
  • Only about 40km of roads tarred

INVESTMENT POTENTIALS

  • Rich mineral resources (Gold)
  • Fertile land for Agriculture and other development.
  • Rivers for Irrigation development and Aqua-Culture.
  • Large pool of youthful Labour.
  • Proximity to a vibrant Mining Town of Obuasi.
  • Forest reserves.
  • Availability of electricity power.
  • General Peace and Hospitality of the people.
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