Environmental conditions in the East Akim District are continuously being influenced by human activities. Lumbering and farming activities constitute the two major human activities in the district that have had tremendous impact on the district’s environment. Lumbering activity for instance contributes significantly to the depletion of the district’s 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 district’s wetlands and alarming rate of forest depletion.
The district has a fairly large land mass. However, the built up areas within the district is relatively small, as compared to the developed areas. The major built up areas within the district are New Tafo, Kibi, Kukurantumi, Asiakwa, Asafo Anyinam, Apedwa etc. These urban/semi urban settlements of the district have about 32% of the district’s total population.
The East Akim district 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 district. These aesthetic features found in the district make the East Akim area a very good tourist attraction.