The Akuapem North District was established in 1988 by Legistrative Instrument (LI) 1430. Until then, it was part of the erstwhile Akuapem District Council which was established in 1975. Akropong is the District Capital. Other major towns are Mampong Adukrom, Larteh Abiriw, Awukugua, Mamfe and Dawu. By the government of the PNDC Law 207 which replaced the Local Government act 462 in 1993 it was nameed Akuapem North District Assembly.
The district is located in the south-eastern part of the eastern region and is about 58km from Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The Akuapim North district shares boundaries to the northeast with Yilo Krobo, north with New Juaben Municipal, southeast with Dangme West, southwest with Akuapim South Municipal, and in the west with the Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar district. The District covers a land area of about 450 sq. km representing 2.3% of the total area of the Eastern Region.
The boundary stretches from Obosomase in the South, through to Abonse in the east to Okrakwadwo and Asamang in the North to Okorase and Mangoase in the West. The Akuapim North District has about 230 settlements with Akropong as its capital.
Chief Executive's message
For us resource availability and usability plays a central role in the development efforts. The District is endowed with some resources and opportunities which could be taken advantage of to enhance the social and economic development and thus improve the living conditions of its people.
With improvement in road conditions the impact is yet to be felt. Arguably, the most important asset of the District, in terms of natural resources, is the fertile land available which would support the growth of diverse food and tree ... more »
The Okuapeman Union in Sydney, Australia, has presented 30 laptop computers and accessories to the Presbyterian University College, Akuapem campus at Akropong.