1.1 Municipal Profile
The Ejisu Municipal is one of the 260 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in Ghana, and forms part of the 43 of MMDAs in the Ashanti Region with Ejisu as its administrative capital.
The Municipal is known globally for its rich cultural heritage and tourists attractions notably the booming kente weaving industry. The Municipal stretches over an area of 637.2 km2 constituting about 10% of the entire Ashanti Region.
The Municipality is located in the central part of the Ashanti Region and provides enormous opportunity for creating an inland port for Ghana to serve northern section of the country. It is located within longitudes 1°5W and 1°39’ W and latitudes 7°9’ N and 7°36’N. It has a large land size of about 1,782.2sq.km. (690.781sq. miles) and is the fifth largest district in Ashanti region’s 30 districts.
Ejisu Municipal shares boundaries with six (6) other Districts in the Region. To the north east and north west of the Municipal are Sekyere East District and Kwabre East Municipal respectively, to the south are Bosomtwe District and Asante Akim South Municipal, to the east is the Asante Akim North Municipal and to the west is the Kumasi Metropolitan.
The population of the Municipality according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census stands at 143,762 with 68,648 males 75,114 females.
1.2 The Assembly
The General Assembly consists of – Hon. Assembly Members including – elected and – appointed members, the Municipal Chief Executive and Hon. Member of Parliament.
As the highest political and administrative body in the Municipal, the Assembly exists to improve the quality of life of the people through efficient service delivery. To achieve this, the Assembly has set itself to achieve the following:
- To facilitate the effective functioning of the local government administration in the Municipal
- To ensure effectiveness and efficiency in the use of resources of the District and the decentralized departments.
- To monitor, co-ordinate and harmonize the implementation of development plans and activities in the District.
- To facilitate the provision of basic social and economic infrastructure and services in the District.
- To facilitate community based and private sector development in the District.
The functions of the Assembly are derived from the Local Governance Act 2016 (Act 936), National Planning Systems Act 1993 (Act 480), and the Civil Service Act 1993.
The Assembly exists mainly to exercise political and administrative authority by providing guidance, give direction and supervise all other administrative authorities in the District.
The Assembly is also responsible for the overall development of the District. For the purpose of exercising these functions the Assembly is involved in;
- Facilitating the effective functioning of local government administration in the District
- Formulation and execution of development plans.
- Ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources of the Assembly and decentralised departments.
- Monitoring and co-ordinating the implementation of development plans and activities.
- Facilitating the provision of basic social services and economic infrastructure
- Promoting and supporting productive activities and social development and removing any obstacles to development.