Establishment of the District

The Fanteakwa South District was carved out of the Fanteakwa District in 2018 by Legislative Instrument (L.I 2345) with Osino as the District Capital. The district is located within the central part of the Eastern Region of Ghana. It lies within longitudes 0032.5’ west and latitudes 6015’north and 6010’ south. The district shares boundaries with Kwahu South district to the north, to the west by Fanteakwa North district, the south by Abuakwa South district and to the east by Atiwa East district. The district has a total land area of 460sqkm.

Population Structure

The current population of the Fanteakwa South District is 54,634(GSS, 2021). Males constitute 50.5 percent (27,582) while as females 49.5 percent (27,052). The district is basically a rural district; this is because all the localities have population less than 5000, with the exception of Osino which is urban locality with population over 5000. The population density for the district is 109 persons per square kilometer of land.


A healthy, educated and prosperous citizenry through satisfactory service delivery and operating within accountable local governance


The Fanteakwa South District Assembly exists to improve the quality of life of the people in partnership with major stakeholders through the equitable provision of services for a total development of the District within the context of Good Governance.


The development goal of the Fanteakwa South District Assembly is to attain and sustain a socially and economically empowered society, through modernized agriculture, rural industrialization, commerce and human resource development in a stable environment with the full participation of the citizenry

Core Functions

The Fanteakwa South District Assembly is the highest administrative and political authority of the district. It exercises deliberative, legislative and executive functions. The Assembly performs the following functions, as provided in Section 12 of the Local Governance Act, 2016 (Act 936).

  • Responsible for the overall development of the district;
  • Formulates and executes plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilization of the resources necessary for the overall development of the district
  • Promotes and support productive activity and social development in the district and remove any obstacles to initiative and development;
  • Initiates programs for the development of basic infrastructure and provide district works and services in the district;
  • Responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the district;
  • Responsible for the maintenance of security and public safety in the district in co-operation with the appropriate national and local security agencies;
  • Ensures ready access to courts in the district for the promotion of justice;
  • Preserves and promotes cultural heritage within the district;
  • initiates, sponsors and carries out studies that may be necessary for the discharge of any of the duties conferred by this Act or any other enactment; and
  • Performs any other functions that may be provided under other enactments.
  • Executes approved development plans for the district;
  • Guides, encourages and supports sub-district local structures, public agencies and local communities to perform their functions in the execution of approved development plans;
  • Initiates and encourages joint participation with other persons or bodies to execute approved development plans;
  • Promotes or encourages other persons or bodies to undertake projects under approved development plans; and
  • Monitors the execution of projects under approved development plans and assess and evaluate their impact on the development of the district and national economy in accordance with government policy.


District Economy

  • Agriculture

The district’s economy is mainly rural and dominated by the agricultural sector, which employs about 60.0% of the economically active population (GSS PHC 2010). Households are mainly involved in agricultural activities such as crops, livestock, fisheries, agro forestry and non-traditional commodities.  Agriculture production in the district is predominantly rain fed, since it is the main-stay of the District’s economy, variations in weather pattern could lead to low yield and subsequently hunger and poverty. There are currently two government flagship projects being implemented in the district. These are the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) and Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD).

  • Road Network

Most of the road networks in the district are feeder roads that are in poor conditions, especially during the rainy seasons.  Consequently, transportation of food crops to the market centres is very difficult and expensive. These conditions, coupled with inadequacy of suitable storage and preservation facilities are major impediments to increasing agricultural produce.  Inadequate extension services delivery, input supply, credit and mechanized services are some of the problems faced in the sector.  These lead to poor production, which is a major contributor to the low income levels of people in the District since the majority of them, are into farming.

  • Energy

Almost all the larger communities in the district are connected to the national grid. Electricity, LPG and fuel wood are the main sources of energy in the District.  LPG and fuel wood are used for cooking and small scale industrial and commercial activities while electricity is used for lightning. The district has one (1) LPG supply point in Nsutem. The two fuel filling stations are located in Nsutem and five more are allocated in Bosuso, Bepoase and Osino.

  • Health

Health care delivery in the district is basically by the public sector with little private participation. The district has no District Hospital facility. In all, the District is endowed with 21 health facilities made up of three (3) Health Centres located in Saamang, Bosuso and Osino, one (1) Clinic at Ehiamankyene, and eighteen (18) functional CHPS compounds located in the sub districts   Access to health services in the district is inadequate and hence should be improved to help raise the standards of living in the people in the district.

  • Education

The Fanteakwa South District Assembly is endowed with schools providing education up to the secondary level. There are a number of private basic schools in the District which have contributed to increasing access to education with high academic standards even though these are located mainly in the urban communities such as Osino, Dwenase and Nsutem.

Conditions of structures and other facilities in the school environment have great impact on teaching and learning, as a result a number of programmes and projects are being executed in the district to improve on access to quality education.

  • Market Centres

The district has 1 major market located at Ehiamankyene and 3 minor markets at Osino, Hemang and Bosuso. Markets are organized on either daily or weekly basis. The commercial activities are undertaken at the markets and serve as income generating avenues of the District Assembly. The Ehiamankyene market has been reconstructed under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP).

  • Water and Sanitation

The quality, accessibility and availability of potable water is very vital for the socioeconomic development of every society. There are about 9 main sources of water for households within the District. Out of this six (6) are potable sources whiles the remaining three (3) are considered not potable sources. There are19 public toilets in the District. This is distributed between vault chamber (6), Water Closet (3) and KVIP (10). Evidently, vault chamber toilet is preferred over the water closet and KVIP


Key Issues/Challenges

  • No or late release of external sources of funds (DACF)
  • Inadequate Internally Generated Revenue
  • Land Degradation due to Mining Activities
  • Inadequate and Poor Educational Infrastructure
  • Limited access to Health Care and Infrastructure
  • Inadequate Infrastructure for Sub-Structures
  • Poor road network, especially rural areas
  • Undeveloped tourism potentials

Key Achievements in 2021

The Fanteakwa South District Assembly has been able to undertake and complete a given number of programs and projects as at the end of the July, 2021, with the help of the respective funding sources available to the Assembly. Some of these projects are described as follows:


A total Internally Generated Funds (IGF) of GH₵ 618,488.12 was realized as against the annual budget of GH₵907,600, representing a 68.15% level of achievement as at 31st July, 2021.