Surface Accessibility

Berekum Municipal has roughly about 499km of road length.  There are four main highways in the district.  The major of these are the asphalt road from Sunyani through Berekum township to Dormaa Ahenkoro to Cote d’ D’ Ivoire.  The others are Berekum - Drobo – Sampa highways that also leads to Cote D’ Ivoire and the Berekum –Seikwa road.

There are about 228km length of Feeder Roads most of which are relatively motor able through the year and about 81.3km of Non Engineered Feeder Roads.  There is about 190km length of trunk road in the District.

Berekum-Sunyani-highway                                        -    32km
Berekum - Dormaa Ahenkro-Cote d’ Ivoire highway      -    46km
Berekum - Drobo-Sampa highway-Cote d’ Ivoire          -    34km
Berekum -Seikwa Highway                                       -    78km

Average household income per month is ¢390,000.00 with an expenditure of ¢424,130.00 per month.  Out of this income level, a high proportion (2/3) is spent on food which is typical of a developing economy.The access to basic facilities and services are however encouraging compared to the National and Regional averages, (refer access to Health and water facilities below etc).

Almost half (49.0%) of the households in the region perceived that their economic situation have worsen relative to the year 2002. 
Sene District for instance recorded the highest proportion of households (61.5%) with worsened economic situation followed by Atebubu District.

The situation in the Berekum Municipal is quite better as respondents who perceived that  their economic situation has worsen is lower than the National and Region averages. Also those who perceived that their economic situations have been better in the Municipality are also higher than the National and Regional averages.  

The implication is that the Municipality must continue to implement both National and local policies to meet the aspirations of the people in the identified problem areas such as provision of credit to farmers, traders, agro-processors, etc to expand their businesses. 

The Atebubu District records the highest proportion of house holds (14.3&) with difficulty meeting their food Needs. The situation in the Berekum is not encouraging as compared to the Regional average. While the Regional average indicates that there are a lot of food within the Region and that people have more to  eat, the situation in the Berekum  Municipality indicate that  about 7.9 people have difficulty in obtaining basic food items. 

Production of staple food should be increased while job avenues should be increased for more money to be in the hands of people to be able to purchase food items. Related to this may be the high unemployment rate (6.1%) as compared to the National and Regional figures of 5.4% and 3.0% respectively.   



Date Created : 11/15/2017 5:42:10 AM