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TELECOMMUNICATION

Fixed Lines
Networks
– Kasapa, MTN, Tigo, Vodafone

Radio station – 1 ( kuntanase) JEM FM- 105.7
Internet facilities available – kessben traver  & tours resort (Patriensa)

Postal Service – Kuntanase and Beposo

Fuel Service Station
Top oil  - 1
Glory oil -1
Others  -13

Distribution Of Roads
There is about 300 km length of feeder roads in the district. These are in very poor conditions, which is a great setback to the development efforts of the district. The roads are mostly laterite with their surfaces cut by deep gullies and potholes. There are also a lot of bridges and some, which were indeed death- traps, are now in good shape.

This situation makes parts of the district inaccessible especially during the rainy season, thus impeding the movement of goods and people. The roads, apart from their poor nature are not interconnected. This makes movement within the district very difficult. In most cases, one has to go to and from Kumasi before getting access to most parts of the district.

Water Supply
The Bosomtwe- Atwima- Kwanwoma District has the following sources of water. They are:
  1. Open hand- dug wells
  2. Boreholes
  3. Pipe borne water and
  4. Rain water
The existing water facilities in the district at the moment are boreholes; hand- dug wells and pipe borne water. The table shows the number of communities that have access to water facilities.

From the table, 21 communities have access to pipe borne water supplies from Kumasi, the regional capital. Most of the taps have not been flowing for some time now. Users of pipe borne water have, however been provided with boreholes with hand pumps. It has been identified that there is a problem of low pressure and this situation can be improved when a booster is provided.

Sanitation Problems
The sanitation situation in the district is not satisfactory in the sense that only a few communities have access to KVIP. The majority of communities i.e. about 33% depend on traditional pit latrine. However, under the Community Water and Sanitation Programme, a number of households in thirty- eight (38) communities have constructed various types of KVIP latrines. It is expected that other communities and households would emulate the example of those communities that have started. This is expected to be achieved through intensive education as part of the District’s development programme.

There is a lot of undeveloped building plots scattered around in the district. Owners of these building plots must make conscious efforts to weed their plot to improve the sanitation in the district. Solid waste management is a big problem in the district. There is no proper refuse disposal site so people dump their refuse indiscriminately.

Markets
There is no periodic market in the district. Commercial activities take place in the shops where varied goods are retailed. The absence of large organized markets in the district is largely attributable to the poor nature of roads and lack of patronage by the local people, who prefer to trade directly with Kumasi. The low output of agricultural produce undermines the “barter” system and that discourages people from bringing goods to sell in the district.

Notable market infrastructures in the district are found at Kuntanase, Jachie, Esereso, Brodekwano, Sabin Akrofrom, Aburaso and Trabuom. The rest of the settlements have small market spaces without sheds and stalls. Out of the existing markets, only Kuntanase has parking and delivery bays.

There are few restaurants and drinking bars in places like Abono, Kuntanase, Pramso, Twedie, Aburaso, Kromoase, Ahenema Kokoben, Ampeyoo and other places. Since there is no organized market in the district, people in the district go to Kumasi to do their marketing. The people also come to the farmers to buy directly from them. There are no market days and this is a big loss to the assembly by way of revenue generation.

Refer to table in pdf file below.



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