There are lots of tourism attractions in the district, making it a major tourist destination within Ghana. Indeed, in recognition of the district’s trouism potential, it has been selected for inclusion in the National Medium Term Tourism Development Plan (1995 – 2000).
The Nkoranza District Assembly has, with the assistance of the European Union, developed the Monkey Sanctuary at Fiema/Boabeng, one of Ghana’s most renowned tourist attractions. It is one of the most famous places in the whole world, where monkeys and human beings live freely and happily together and it has attracted lots of tourists in recent times, from both within the country and abroad.
Other areas of cultural and historical interest to tourists are the Pinihin Amovi Caves and the Goitre Healing Springs. Also, there are the Munufie Festivals, celebrated in September and April each year in the district, which are colourful and laden with rich cultural activity.
Investors are invited to participate directly in upgrading these tourist attractions for profit, or provide anciliary services, such as restaurants and hotels for tourists coming into the district. Investors setting up in the district will have access to modern banking services.
Nkoranza is ready and waiting to receive private investment across a range of economic activities, and in turn, is sure to provide highly competitive returns on such investment within a stable and peaceful environment.
Nkoranza South District has a number of natural resources which serves as a good potential for development. Some are being exploited whilst others remain unexploited. These natural resources include land, water bodies, clay and gold deposits. There is vast land available for agricultural production and other investments. Only about a third of the district’s land size is habituated. The rest is available for commercial agriculture, estate development and other investments.
The water bodies in the district such as Pru, Fia and Afuofu offer the potential for irrigated farming, waterfalls for tourist attraction and surface small town piped schemes for potable water. There are two waterfalls located in Dandwa and Akropong which can be developed to attract tourists into the district and also represent a siren environment for recreation. The attraction of tourists to the area could serve as a driving force to further development of the area.
The gold deposits are found in Donkro-Nkwanta. Newmont (Ghana) is conducting a feasibility study to start mining activities at Donkro-Nkwanta. There is also a large deposit of clay at Asuoso with its potential for ceramic and brick and tiles industry.