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Environmental Situation

 

Environmental conditions in the East Akim Municipal Assembly are continuously being influenced by human activities. Lumbering and farming activities constitute the two major human activities  that have had tremendous impact on the environment. Lumbering activity for instance contributes significantly to the depletion of the  forest reserves.

The negative impact of this singular human activity resulted in the Okyereman’s lunching of a special initiative programme: “save the forest and its wetlands. The consequences of these twin human actions have resulted in the drying of the wetlands and alarming rate of forest depletion.

The assembly has a fairly large land mass. However, the built up areas  relatively small, as compared to the developed areas. The major built up areas within are New Tafo, Kibi, Kukurantumi, Asiakwa, Asafo Anyinam, Apedwa etc. These urban/semi urban settlements have about 32% of the  total population.

The East Akim Municipal is endowed with vast scenic attractions, such as the Yaa Asantewa’s Smock, the butterfly sanctuary, the sword of King Osei Tutu 1, sources of rivers Birim and Ayensu, an artificial lake, the Arboretum, among others, that are found within the municipality. These aesthetic features found make the East Akim Municipal area a very good tourist attraction.




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