Mampong Municipal

BACKGROUND:

Mampong Municipality is located  north -east of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital. It is bounded to the north by Atebubu District in the Brong Ahafo Region, east by Sekyere Central, south by Sekyere South  and Ejura-Sekyedumasi  to the West. The Municipality covers a total land area of 782km2 with 69 settlements, 58% being rural. Mampong is the capital

POPULATION:

The total population of the Municipal is projected at 75, 367 (2000 population census) with Growth rate projected at 1.4%.

RELIEF AND DRAINAGE:

The Municipality is partly situated on the Mampong scarp which runs eastwards. The highest point of the Municipality is 2,400m above sea level, while the lowest is about 135m. Thus the Municipality is generally low lying and rise gradually through rolling hills stretching southwards towards Mampong. The Municipal ity is fairly drained by several streams and rivers, notably, Afram and Kyirimfa.

VEGETATION, LAND USE AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES:

The Municipality is part of the savannah transitional zone of Ghana, with the vegetation being savannah woodland, with patches of tall elephant grass to the north and mixed patches of dry forest and grassland to the Sourth. 80% of land area is used for small-scale farming. There are 4 forest reserves covering a total area of 111.59km2. These are the Abrimasu, Aboma, Offin Headwater  and Ongwami  reserves.

SOILS AND RAINFALL

The 5 major soil types are Budewa-Sutawa association, Ejura-Denteso Association, Nyankpala- Kelesawgu- Volta association, Denteso-Sene Association and Dukusen – Bramba Association. The 3 main soils are the black, grey and red.  The mean annual rainfall  is between 800 and 1500mm and is bimodal and fairly distributed.

LAND TENURE:

Stools, families or clans control land in the Municipality. The acquisition of such land is normally done through the chief. Majority of the farmers are tenants who pay rent, 12% of them are involved in the share cropping system (ie. The “abusa” system).

AGRIC EXTENSION TECHNOLOGY:

Agric. Extension technology transfer is through the formation of contact farmer groups, individual farmer contacts, Home and farm visits, demonstrations and farmer field school system.

MAJOR CROPS AND THEIR CONCENTRATION

The  major staple crops and their concentration in the Municipality  are:

  • Maize found  along Ejura road from Abuontem to Atonsuagya.
  • Cassava found at Yonso, Kofiase and Woraso operational areas.
  • Plantain found at Kofiase and Yonso operational areas.
  • Cocoyam found at  Kofiase and Yonso  operational areas.
  • Yam found at Mampong, Nkwanta up to Bosomkyekye operational areas.

LIVESTOCK  DISTRIBUTION IN THE MUNICIPAL

Major animals and their distribution in the Municipal are:

  • Sheep    -Mampong ,Bunuso,Nsuasi,Daaho,Bosofour
  • Goat      -Mampong,Kofiase,Daano,Bosofour,Kyiremfaso
  • Cattle     -Mampong, Bunuso, Dida, Sidiki Akuraa.
  • Poultry   – Mampong and Nsuta.
  • Pigs         -Kyiremfaso, Nsuta, Beposo.

AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS IN THE MUNICIPAL

  • Sata Irrigation project under rehabilitation at Sataso.

SMALL SCALE PROCESSORS

  • JOSMA Gari  Processing at Woraso.
  • Yonso Gari  Processing at Yonso.
  • Kyiremfaso Gari Processing at Kyiremfaso.
  • Mampong Gari Processing at Mampong.

MAJOR CASH CROPS IN THE MUNICIPAL

  • OIL PALM – Found around Adidwan, Bosomkyekye and Benim  Operational areas.
  • CASHEW  – Found around Mampong and Abuontem areas.
  • CITRUS   –   Found around Ninting, Kyiremfaso and Adidwan  Operational areas.
  • MANGO –  Found around Bosomkyekye and Adidwan  Operational areas.

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