Enchi

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This article is about the Ghanaian town. For the Japanese author, see Fumiko Enchi.
Enchi
Enchi is located in Ghana
Enchi
Enchi
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 5°49′N 2°49′W / 5.817°N 2.817°W / 5.817; -2.817
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Western Region
District Aowin District

Enchi is a town in Ghana. It is the capital of Aowin district. Other main towns in the Aowin District include New Yakasi, Achimfo, Boinso, Jema, Omanpe, Sewum, Jensue, Yewabra, Nyankamum, Kwawu, Abochia, and Jomoro.

The current leaders include the paramount chief Nana (Odeneho) Brentu III, of Aowin, Nana Brentu of Suaman. The incumbent District Chief Executive is Hon. Oscar Ofori Larbi, the member of Parliament Mathais Ntow, whose term expires in December 2016. The mainline denominational churches include the Roman Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Anglican. Charismatic/Pentecostal churches include Church of Pentecost, Assemblies of God, New Covenant Family Church (West Africa), Higher Grounds Chapel (HGC ) and the Apostolic Church of Ghana. Several natives recently named as exemplary for the youth to emulate include Hon John Kwekucher Ackah,Former Member of Parliament, Prof. Richard Cudjoe, University of Cape Coast, Dr. Ackah Essuman, University of Cape Coast, Bishop Joseph Quainoo, first to be consecrated to the episcopate; Mr. Cobbinah, Rtd., Commissioner of Police; Dr. (Mrs) Mercy Nuamah, Ph.D.; Mrs. Victoria Aidoo-Afo, Principal of Enchi College of Educatio; Assistant Commissioner of Police Alex Quainoo, I/C Budget; Dr. S. B. Arthur; and several others.

Higher education schools include Brentu Senior High/Tech. and Enchi College of Education.

The largest river in the district is the Tano whose tributary, the Desue, flows in the middle of Enchi. Beside the Enchi Government Hospital, there are the Presbyterian Health Center and a couple others in the other towns. The New Covenant Family Church together with their parent Church from the USA hold annual mobile clinics in the villages typically in May or July at which free Health Awareness information and free medications are distributed to residents who also receive free blood pressure screening, etc. Over the last 4 years large donations have been given to the Government Hospital and the Presby Health Center as well as the clinic at Sewum.

Coordinates: 5°49′N 2°49′W / 5.817°N 2.817°W / 5.817; -2.817