Pramkese is a town, about 130 kilometres (80 miles) from Accra, the capital of Ghana, and 12 kilometers from Kade in the Eastern Region of Ghana, with a population of about 45'000 inhabitants. The current chief of Pramkese is Barima Ofori Frimpong II. The services of the Health Centre are used by over some 2 million people in Pramkese and neighbouring towns and rural communities. Pramkese is noted for its rich natural resources, more importantly diamond and gold which remain unexploited. Its vegetation and climate support such foodcrops as cassava and yam (rootcrops), bananas, plantains, maize and paddy rice; cashcrops like cocoa; industrial crops such as oil palm as well as timber. It is the largest cocoa producing town in the District. The area is also good for poultry farming, goat and sheep rearing.
During the colonial era and up to the end of the 1960s, Pramkese's natural resources attracted a large number of migrant workers from neighbouring countries such as Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Chad and Benin; and also from the different regions of Ghana. The spate of industrial activities and the rapid population growth (à la migrant workers) augured well for Pramkese to develop into a mining and agricultural nucleus in the District.
Rainy season starts in Easter (with lightnings) until November (no lightning). July and August are very wet months. December, January and February have foggy mornings. Hot months these days are April and May with temperatures between 25°C and 30 degree Centigrade. There is a lot to watch: green bushes, trees, forests, animals-- different kinds of lizards, snakes, etc.
Prophylaxis against mosquito bites or malaria is always recommended.