Nana Kwame Osei, Saamanhene of the Kumawu Traditional Area, has appealed to the government to create a separate district from the present Sekyere East district.
This, he said, would ensure effective and efficient development of the area, which in its present size is too big to manage.
Nana Osei made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Kumawu at the weekend.
He said the perennial water shortage in the area was of concern to the people and appealed to the government to come to the aid of the people.
The Saamanhene observed that the vast nature of arable land stretching to the Afram plains portion of the area could be developed and urged investors to help open up the area by investing into farming and charcoal production.
He said the celebration of the 'Papa' festival of the chiefs and people of the area should not be misconstrued as waste of resources, but rather see it as a rallying forum to initiate more developmental programmes to enhance their living conditions.