PROFILE OF THE DISTRICT
Twifo/Atti-Morkwa District is one of the twenty administrative districts in the Central Region of Ghana. It was formerly known as the Twifo-Hemang Lower Denkyira District with its capital at Twifo Praso. It was carved from Denkyira District Council in 1988 by LI 1377 with the name Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District. Again, in 2012, government split the Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyira District into two districts namely Twifo/Atti-Morkwa District and Hemang Lower Denkyira District under the Local Government Act 462 of 1992 by LI 2023.
The district is bounded to the north by the Upper Denkyira East Municipal, to the South by the Hemang Lower Denkyira District, to the West by the Mpohor Wassa East District and to the East by the Assin North Municipal and Assin South District.
The district is situated between latitudes 5o30’ North and 5o55’ North and longitudes 01o49’ West and 01o50’ West. The district is a densely forested area. The extensive forest has given rise to a large-scale timber extraction and illegal chainsaw operations in district. Apart from lumbering, the other major economic activities include crop/livestock farming and small-scale mining. The slash and burn method of farming has degraded the vegetation so much.
The combination of these activities, among others, has caused some form of environmental degradation. The extraction of timber has immensely depleted some economic trees, deteriorated some roads and caused some sort of destruction to cash and food crops. Farming practices have also affected the environment adversely by reducing the forest from primary to secondary state. Small-scale mining activities have equally caused extensive destruction to the vegetation and degraded large tracts of land. In effect, these have affected the ecosystem negatively.
The functions of the Twifo/Atti-Morkwa District Assembly like all other district assemblies are basically derived from statute, as mandated by Local Governance Act 936 of 2016 and Legislative Instrument 2023.
TWIFO /ATTI – MORKWA IN THE NATIONAL CONTEXT
TWIFO /ATTI – MORKWA IN THE REGIONAL CONTEXT