The classifications of ethnic groups in Ghana, as used for the census, is that officially provided by the Bureau of Ghana Languages and are only generic descriptions to cover a broader spectrum of ethnic groupings. The predominant group (presented in table 7) is the Akan (44.3%), followed by the Ewe (25,7%) and the Ga-Dangme (19,1%).
Tourism is gradually becoming a source of revenue for the Assembly through the gradual increase of hotel facilities in the municipality. The assembly is endowed with a lot of basic natural tourist attractions.
The Medie Garden, that is only 6km from the capital of Amasaman, is also noted for its beautiful floral and fruit gardens and could be improved with small-scale tourists’ facilities.
The Assembly has had discussion with the Archaeology Department of the University of Ghana, on the possibility of establishing community museums since most of the potential
Tourist sites are being rezoned for other purposes.
The Assembly is dotted with several Cultural and Historical Attractions. These include:
• Guaokoo Sacred Grove , Pokuase
• Samsam Cave
• Samsam Water Falls
• Okaikwei Shrine at Ayawaso Village
• Medie Flower and fruit Gardens
• Osofoman Presbyterian Cemetery
• Dagari Music Centre, Medie
• Africa Heritage Archives (Kofi Ghanaba)
The major festival which is celebrated among the Ga People of is Homowo. It is celebrated in the month of August each year. In addition to this are smaller festivals which are celebrated by the various clans, stools and houses.
HOTEL & GUEST HOUSES – There are a number of Hotels and Guest Houses in the Municipality. These ranges from three-stars to Guest Houses;
• Maple Leaf Hotel
• Korkdam Hotel
• Days Inn
• Tadoma Hotel
• Festus Hotel
• Top Lodge
• Joy Family
• Topido Guest House
• Markings Guest House
VITARA HOTEL Ltd.
Mile 7 Road, Opposite New Achimota Clinic
Box 2928, Cantonments, Accra
Tel: 233 21 415004 / Fax: 233 21 404258
Cell: 233 24 4386759 / 20 8751649
MAPLE LEAF HOTEL
Box AT 79, New Achimota, Accra - Ghana
Tel: 233-21-400185 / 405843. Fax: 233-21-400949
Date Created : 11/20/2017 6:38:26 AM