VISION OF THE ASSEMBLY
To become the most effective and efficient District Assembly that serves her citizens in an environment that promotes development
The Pru District Assembly exist to advance the general well-being of the people through resource mobilization, co-ordination of socio-economic activities, capacity building and creation of enabling environment with active participation of all stakeholders.
1.1: DISTRICT PROFILE
1.2: PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
This section seeks to detail the physical, environmental, economic and social conditions that shape and influence lives in the Pru East District. There are core natural and anthropogenic factors that influence economic production, consumption, reproduction, health, sanitation and the overall welfare of the people of the district. It is therefore important to put these issues into perspective to enable a fair appreciation of the current state of the district.
1.2.2: Location and Size
The Pru District has been part of the Atebubu District until its establishment in 2004 and subsequently its split into Pru East and West in 2017. The District was established under Legislative Instrument (L.I.2335) of 2017 (18th February). Pru East District lies between Longitudes 0030”W and 1026”W and Latitudes 7050”N and 8022”N. It shares boundaries with Three (3) other districts, namely East Gonja to the North (Northern Region), Sene East to the East and Prang to the West, all in the Bono East Region. (Figures 1, 2 and 3 show the map of the Districts in the national, regional context).
Yeji, the District capital is a major market centre located just at the edge of the Volta River and is about 223km North-East of Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital and about 213.7km Via Techiman the Regional Capital of Bono East Region. It is also 493km North of Accra, the national capital. The Pru East District covers an area of 1,097kmsq representing about 2.8% of the total land surface of the Bono East Region.
The District is located within the transitional zone, thus it experiences the tropical continental or interior Savannah type of climate, which is a modified form of the wet semi-equatorial type of climate. The total annual rainfall ranges between 800mm and 1400mm and occurs in two seasons. The first rainy season begins June whilst the second rainy season begins in September or October. The difference between the minor and major season is hardly noticed due to the transitional nature of the area.
The mean monthly temperature ranges from a height of 300C in March to as low as 240C in August. Mean annual temperature ranges between 26.50C and 27.20C. In extreme cases temperatures rise to about 400C.
The District comes under the influence of the Northeast trade winds (Harmattan) between November and March/April. The climate in the District is hardly stable as in some years the rains delay or come in low quantities and in other years the rains come in excess with stormy and torrential down pours, which are sometimes destructive to both crops and the built environment e.g. in 2008 and 2009.
Figure 2: Location of Pru District in the Regional Context
Hon. Alhaji Adams Abdullai
Musah Bawa Lenseni