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Asante Akim Agogo

Asante Akim Agogo

Asante Akim Agogo is a town situated in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, which forms part of the Akim North Municipal District. It is approximately 80 kilometers east of Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region. According to the Ghana Statistical Service (Population and Housing Census 2000), it was recorded that, Agogo had a population of 28,271. Currently, its population has risen to about 149,491

Farming is the core economic activity engaged by the indigenous people of Agogo which contributes about 70% of the town’s economic output. The indigenes are also well noted for the growing plantain, watermelon, tomatoes, just to name a few.

Ninety-four (94%) percent of the communities have been connected to the national grid and are enjoying electricity. The primary sources of water in the district are piped borne, Borehole, rainwater, wells, rivers, streams and other sources. In addition, the community has crisscrossed feeder roads.
There is one functional post office at the District capital (Agogo). Access to postal facilities is almost non-existent in rural communities, thereby undermining effective communication. In addition, all the telecommunication networks in the country are operating in the district, with their masts located throughout the district.
There is a branch of Commercial Bank Limited in Agogo and Rural Banks that operate in Agogo. There is Micro-finance, a Co-operative Bank working in the district.
The district has one Big Hospital, three health centres and five CHPS compounds with quality health care delivery. Among its health centres, the Agogo eye clinic is recognized as one of the best in West Africa. There are Tertiary institutions, Senior High Schools and basic schools, of which some are private. There are Hotels and Guest Houses in the district.
Agogo celebrates the Akogya Siakwan Festival, which signifies a festival of peace, thanksgiving, love and harmony among the communities in recognition of their primordial selves. The people of Agogo have a strong sense of identity and associate the festival with their faith in Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Hon. Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi is currently the Member of Parliament for Asante Akim agogo. Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong is the paramount chief of the Agogo Traditional Area. Asante Akim Agogo has also produced prominent men and women who are doing exploits all-round in Ghana.

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