The department of administration oversees strategic management and supervision of all support services and activities to enable department, units and agencies provide reliable services.The Central Administration consist of Registry/ Executive’s Office, Transport Unit, Secretariats Unit, Security Unit, Development Planning Units, Procurement Units,Budget Unit,and Stores Units of the Assembly.The District Co-ordinating Director is the Head of the Central Administration.  

Functions include:

  • Perform general administrative and technical support in the district;
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities in the department and unit in the district;
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of policies and programmes;
  • Ensure the development of the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff
  • Appraise direct report;
  • Report on the activities and assignment undertaken in the district;
  • Ensured that resources are managed effectively in the Assembly;
  • Ensure active stakeholders participation in the identification, planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects;
  • Ensure discipline and efficient performance of duties in the district;
  • Conduct preliminary examination and analysis of issues and make suggestion and recommendations; and
  • Draft speeches, minutes, writing, reports and correspondence;
Female doctor with the stethoscope holding heart

The department of Health at the District Assembly level consists of the office of the District Health Directorate and the Environmental Health Unit. The District Health Directorate is headed by Mis Joana Amankwa whilst the Environmental Health Unit is by Mr. Frederick Dunoo

The functions of the Department of Health are to:

  • Advise on the Assembly on the construction and rehabilitation of clinics and health centres or facilities;
  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of all health facilities under the jurisdiction of the regional and district coordinating council;
  • Assist to undertake health education and family immunization and nutrition programmes;
  • Coordinate works of health centres or posts or community based health workers;
  • Facilitate collection and analysis of data on health;
  • Promote and encourage good health and sanitation;
  • Facilitate diseases control and prevention;
  • Advise on management of the sick;
  • Assist to formulate, plan and implement district health policies within the framework of national health policies and guidelines provided by the Minister of Health;
  • Provide reports on the implementation of policies and programmes relating to health in the District Assembly;
  • Advise the Assembly on all matters relating to health including diseases in the district;
  • advise on the licensing and regulation of provision of medical care services by the private sector in the district;
  • Facilitate activities relating to mass immunization and screening for diseases treatment in the district.
  • Assist to educate and inform residents of the district on sanitation and personal hygiene;
  • Facilitate and assist in regular inspection of the district for detection of nuisance of any condition likely to be offensive or injurious to human health;
  •  Assist in efficient management of clinical care, community health care and environmental health service in the district infrastructure, to clean the District hospital, polyclinics, health posts and dressing stations;
  • Assist to establish, install, build and control public latrines, lavatories, urinals and wash places;
  • Assist the Assemblies in the licensing of persons to build and operate public latrines, lavatories, urinals, washhouses and related services in the District;
  • Monitor the activities of the operators and report to the District Assembly;
  • Assist to establish, maintain and carry out services for the removal and treatment of liquid waste;
  • Advise on the regulation and provision of services for removal and treatment of liquid waste by the private sector, persons authorized or licensed by the District Assembly;

The Finance Department is responsible for the sound financial management of the District Assembly’s resources.

Functions of the Finance Department:

  • Ensure access at all reasonable times to files, documents and other records of the District Assembly;
  • Keep, render and publish statements on Public Accounts;
  • Keep receipts and custody of all public and trust monies payable into the Consolidated Fund;
  • Facilitate the disbursement of legitimate and authorized funds;
  • Prepare financial reports at specific periods for the Assembly;
  • Prepare payment vouchers and financial encumbrances;
  • Undertake revenue mobilization activities of the Assembly, and
  • make provision for financial services to all departments in the District.
  1. Education

The education, Department of the Assembly is responsible for pre-school, special school, basic education, youth and sports, development or organization and library services at the district level. The department harmonizes the activities and functions of Ghana Education Service in the District.



  • Participate in provision of extension services in the areas of natural resources management, and rural infrastructural and small scale irrigation in the district;
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of agricultural policy for the District Assembly within the framework of national policies;
  • Submit report on the implementation of policies and programmes to the District Assembly;
  • Advise the District Assembly on matters related to agricultural development in the district;
  • Promote extension services to farmers;
  • Assist and participate in on-farm adaptive research;
  • Lead the collection of data for analysis on cost effective farming enterprises;
  • Participate in the education and enforcement of legislation on fisheries;
  • Promote the formation of viable fishermen associations and assist in fish farming;
  • Promote soil and water conservation measures by the appropriate agricultural technology;
  • Disseminate and adopt improved soil and water conservation methods;
  • promote agro-forestry development to reduce the incidence of bush fires;
  • Promote an effective and integrated water management;
  • Assist and facilitate sustained pasture and forage production and act as out grower to farmers;
  • Assist development of animal health services infrastructure;
  • Facilitate the development, operation and maintenance of livestock water supplies;
  • Assist in developing forage production, ranges and farmlands;
  • Encourage improvement in livestock breeds;
  • Assist in developing early warning systems on animals diseases;
  • Facilitate and encourage vaccination and immunization of livestock and control of animal diseases;
  • Advise and encourage crop development through nursery propagation;
  • Assist in the development, rehabilitation and maintenance of small scale irrigation schemes;
  • Facilitate the assessment of the economic, financial and environmental viability of providing canals;
  • Assist the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of fish landing sites; and
  •  promote agro-processing
  • Maintain and sustain landscape beautification of built up and natural environment as well as state of prestige projects with good management programmes;
  • They propagate and cultivate horticultural products for sale to the general public in the district;
  • Develop public work for ecotourism and recreation
  • Formulate goals and standards relating to the use and development of land;
  • Designs plans and proposal to help in the development of settlement in the District;
  • Assist awareness creation on human settlement and spatial development policies;
  • Facilitate and participate in research activities;
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluations of structures and infrastructural development in the district.
  • Assess overcrowding and slums conditions in the District and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Appraise direct report; and
  • Undertake any task assigned

The Kwahu Afram Plains South District was carved out from the Kwahu North District and forms part of the newly created districts in the country which were inaugurated on 19th June, 2012. The Legislative Instrument (LI) that established the District is 2045 and was passed in 2012.

The District is bounded to the north by the Kwahu Afram Plains North, to the south by Kwahu South, to the east by the Volta River and to the west by two districts in the Ashanti region precisely Sekyere East and Ashanti-Akim Districts.

The District is located between Latitudes 6o 40I N and 70 10’1 N; longitudes 0O 40I E and 0o 10I E; at the North-Western corner of Eastern Region with a total land area of approximately 3,095 sq km.


OFFICE PHONE: +233 (0) 242434422 / +233 (0) 559986040/+233 (0) 533727750.

SOCIAL WELFARE HOTLINE:+233 (0) 533727751

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OFFICE LOCATION: Ekye Amanfrom – Donkorkrom Highway