The Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly was established by Legislative Instrument, L.I 1386 on November, 23rd 1988 under PNDC Law 207 with the District Capital at Sefwi - Wiawso. Gained Municipal Status in March, 2012 under Legislative Instrument, L. I 2015. 2010 PHC-139,200, made up of 69,753 males and 69,447 females.
Employs about 80% of the working population ROADS The Municipal has a total length of 93.5km of highways.
119 Primary Schools (39 Private,80 Public) 76 J.H.S 4 S.H.S. & 2 Tertiary .
3 hospitals (2 Public & 1Private) 30 CHPS. ENVIRONMENT Primary Change to Secondary. SANITATION :
Food Hygiene, Health Promotion, Control of Pests, Vectors & Environmental Sanitation. TOURISM :
Tree of God(Nyame Dua),Abombrim Sacred Tortoise Forest & Ancestral Hole. Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly 4 ENVIRONMENT The natural vegetation cover has given way to secondary forest over most of the Municipality because of exploitation of timber and bad farming practices.
The Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly is created as pivot of the administrative and developmental decision-making body in the municipality and the basic unit of local government administration. It has deliberative, legislative as well as executive functions. It has been established as a structure to which is assigned the responsibility of the totality of government to bring about integration of political, administrative and development support needed to achieve a more equitable allocation of power, wealth and geographically dispersed development in Ghana; and above all it is constituted as Planning authorities for the municipality. The following are the functions of the Municipal Assembly;
Be responsible for the overall development of the municipality and to ensure the preparation and submission through the Regional Co-ordinating Council for the approval of the development plan to the NDPC and budget to the Minister of Finance for the municipality
Formulate and execute plans, programmes and strategies for the effective mobilization of the resources necessary for the overall development of the municipality
Promote and support productive activity and social development in the municipality and remove any obstacles to initiative development Initiate programmes for the development of basic infrastructure and provide municipal works and services in the municipality
Be responsible for the development, improvement and management of human settlements and the environment in the municipality
In co-operation with appropriate national and local security agencies, be responsible for the maintenance of security and public safety in the municipality
Ensure ready access to the courts and public tribunals in the municipality for the promotion of justice
Initiate, sponsor or carry out such studies as may be necessary for the discharge of any of the functions conferred by the Act or any other enactment; and
Perform such other functions as may be provided under any other enactment