Our Mission

Our Vision


The Kwahu East District Assembly exists,“To promote sustainable socio-economic transformation of the district through effective and judicious mobilization and utilization of human and material resources”.


“The Kwahu East District Assembly,shall work assiduously in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure total and wholesome socio-economic development of the district”.


The Kwahu East District Assembly which used to be part of the Kwahu South District Assembly was established under Legislative Instrument (LI 1839). It was inaugurated on 29th February, 2008 with the capital in Abetifi.

The District is situated on the northern part of the Eastern Region with a total land size of about 860 square kilometers. It shares common boundaries with Kwahu Afram Plains North District and Kwahu Afram Plains South District to the east, Kwahu South District to the south, Fanteakwa District to the south-east and Asante-Akim North of the Ashanti region to the north. Thus, the district is linked up with many districts and this promotes commercial activities among the district capitals and other nearby communities.

The district lies within three physiographic regions namely the southern Volta in Plateau, the Forest Dissected Plateau and the plains which stretch into the southern Volta in Plateau and rises from 60m to 150m above sea level with Annual average rainfall between 1580mm and 1780mm with average monthly temperature of 26oc.

The District population is largely youthful with 40% being youth. The 2010 National Population and Housing Census puts the district’s population at 77,125 comprising 51% females and 49% males. The spatial distribution of population ranges from about 5000 in the urban settlements such as Abetifi, the district capital, Nkwatia and Kwahu Tafo to about 2000 or less in the rural settlements. The district comprises 8 Town/Area Councils and 22 Electoral Areas with about 110 settlements.

The district has a heterogeneous population in terms of ethnicity and religion comprising 66% Kwahus, 12% Ashanti, and Ewes 9% others 13%. In terms of religion, the district is predominantly Christian constituting about 89.5% of the population while traditionalists constitute 3.6% and the rest being Moslems and pagans with a poverty level of about 33%.


In line with the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936) Kwahu East District Assembly shall:

⦁ (a) Exercise political and administrative authority in the District.

(b) Promote local economic development and

(C) Provide guidance, give direction to supervise other administrative authority in the District as may be described by law.

⦁ A District Assembly shall exercise deliberative, legislative and executive functions.

⦁ Without limiting Sub Sections (1) and (2) of the Act 936 a District Assembly shall:

⦁ Be responsible for the overall development of the District.

⦁ Formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective, mobilization of resources necessary for the overall development of the District.

⦁ Promote and support productive activity and social development in the District and remove any obstacles to initiate and development.

⦁ Initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide district works and services in the District.

⦁ Be responsible for the levying and collecting taxes, rates, duties and fees.

⦁ Be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the district

⦁ Collaborate with the relevant National and Local Security Agencies to maintain security and public safety.

⦁ Promote justices by ensuring ready access to courts.

⦁ Control, regulate, inspect, supervise, licensing of premises upon which any profession, occupation, trade, or business is carried on.

⦁ Issuance of permits.

⦁ Birth & Death registration.

⦁ Provision of basic socio-economic infrastructure, including Schools, Markets, Lorry parks, institutional Toilets and Roads.