Traditional Authority

The Municipal has two Traditional Councils, which are both Paramount chiefs: Duayaw-Nkwanta and Yamfo. Each of these Paramount chiefs has a number of Divisional Chiefs. These Traditional Institutions are the embodiment of the cultural and social systems of the people and constitute a potent-force in the running and development of the Municipal. They exercise authority over the people basically through the arbitration of cases and invocation of traditional taboos. The success or otherwise of the development efforts of the Municipal Assembly may thus depend on the support of the Chiefs, Queens, and Council of Elders in the various communities.

Religious Composition and Ethnicity

The 2010 Population and Housing Census results show that, Christians (78.6%)  are the  dominant  religious  group  with  the  Pentecostals/Charismatic  (27.2%)  being at a higher  proportion.  Islam (13.8%) is the next dominant religion after Christians.  Traditionalists form less than one percent (0.8%) of the population. Those who do not profess any religious belief constitute 6.2 percent of the population.  The Municipal enjoys religious harmony and co-existence which greatly support the development efforts of the Assembly.


Ethnic Diversity

The Municipal population is made up of wide range of ethnic groups. Akans (Ashantis, Bonos and Akwapims) however constitute the dominant tribe. They form about 70% of the Municipals population. Minority tribes living in the Municipal (migrant settlers ) mostly come from the northern regions, Volta and Western regions of Ghana and include Wangaras, Moshis, Busangas, Hausas, Kusaases, Frafras, Mamprusis, Nzemas and others. These migrants who are scattered all over the Municipal are mostly engaged in farming activities particularly cocoa, foodstuffs and vegetable production. Even though there are different tribal groups in the Municipal, there is peaceful co-existence among the various ethnic groups.







Date Created : 11/20/2017 7:01:58 AM