Mampong is a town in the Mampong Municipal of Ashanti and serves as the administrative capital of Mampong Municipal.[2] Mampong has a population of 42,037 people.[1] Mampong is also the centre of the new Anglican Diocese of Asante Mampong, inaugurated in 2014.

Asante Mampong
Town and District Capital
Asante Mampong is located in Ashanti
Asante Mampong
Asante Mampong
Location of Mampong within Ashanti
Coordinates: 7°4′N 1°24′W / 7.067°N 1.400°W / 7.067; -1.400
CountryGhana
Region Ashanti
MunicipalityMampong Municipal
Population
 (2012)
 • Total42,037[1]
 • Ethnicity
Ashanti people
 • Nationality
Ghana
Time zoneUTC+0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)GMT

NamesakesEdit

There are several settlements in the Ashanti Region with this name.

Notable residentsEdit

  • Mohammed Aminu
  • Yaa Gyasi (born 1989), author
  • Brobbey Boakye Malik a student activist and an executive member of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) in 1981
  • J. H. Kwabena Nketia (1921-2019), ethnomusicologist and composer
  • Ebenezer Augustus Kwasi Akuoko (b. 1928), lawyer
  • Akwasi Amankwa Afrifa (1936–1979), soldier and politician
  • Gerald Asamoah (b. 1978), retired footballer who played for the German national team and FC Schalke
  • Dr. Frank Amoakohene (1990 to date), Medical Doctor at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, 2020 NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Mampong Constituency, a veteran student leader;former President of National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS 2017/2018) and former President NAHSAG 2015/2016
  • Oteng Amponsah Enock (1988 to date), Former SRC president of University of mines and Technology, Tarkwa, a prolific writer, a politician and a Mineral Processing Engineer at Newmont Mining
  • Akwasi Ampofo Agyei (late), founder and leader of Kumapim Royals Band, a renowned highlife musician
  • I. G. P. Kwakyi, former Inspector General of police
  • Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa (1953 to date), Ghanaian educator, politician, pathologist
  • Jones Clifford Akosa (b. 1911), businessman, politician, former District Commissioner
  • Isaac Adu-Gyamfi, entrepreneur, Corporate Control specialist and banker
  • Reginald Reynolds Amponsah (b. 1919), potter, politician, former Minister of State
  • Francis Ampratwum (died 2016), legal practitioner
  • Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong (b. 1958), former Deputy High Commissioner and Member of Parliament
  • Francis Addai Nimoh (b. 1965), former Member of Parliament
  • Charles Allen Gyimah, entrepreneur, politician, and founder of Video City, Ghana.
  • Dr Kofi Amaniampong (1944 to date) Ob/Gyn Specialist and Founder of Jubail Specialist Hospital and Fertility Centre, Sakumono
  • Commissioner of Police CID/Special Branch J. H. Owusu-Sechere LLB 1918–1986, his nephew Governor, Bank of Ghana, banker/economist Dr J.H. Frimpong-Ansah 1930–1999

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VillagesEdit

  • (Nwaadan)
  • NoteEdit

    The centre for Plant Medicine is not in Mampong Ashanti but in Akuapim Mampong in the Eastern Region.

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11.
    2. ^ "Mampong Municipal District".
    3. ^ Karikari Robert