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Ketu North

Region: Volta Region
Member of Paliament: Avedzi, Klutse James

 INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS POTENTIALS

 
Potentials are latent resources in the constituency, which are capable of promoting development in the constituency when tapped and used efficiently. The constituency´ resource potentials have been categorized into natural, human, institutional and infrastructure potentials. 
 
For instance, within the natural resources, irrigation potentials can be derived from the vast arable land in the constituency and the availability of water resources. Besides, a vibrant local economy can be derived from a maximum use of road, electricity, telecommunication and water infrastructure in the constituency.
 
TOURISM
 
There are many shrines in the Ketu North constituency, some of which are noted for healing.  Notable among them are the Nyigbla shrine of Afife.  These shrines observe annual festivals of ritual ceremonies, which attract hundreds of people all over the country and beyond.  There is also a sacred heart shrine at Tornu.
 
Apart from these shrines, there are exciting traditional festivals celebrated by a good number of communities in the constituency.
 
The Performing Arts
Apart from dance and music forms attached to shrine worship, there are many dance groups in every village and town of Ketu North. These groups perform at social functions like durbars, funerals, and festivals.  The exceptional groups are the:
 
1.    Agumadze Dance-Drama Group of Atiteti
2.    Tagbolo Group of Dzodze
These groups demonstrate dance-dramas in a traditional costume, instruments and genre. 
 
Funeral
Funerals are important events in the constituency and are always associated with traveling by Ghanaians.  Funeral mourners or sympathizers most often stay overnight for days and use hotels, restaurant facilities which generate income in the constituency.
 
Accommodation:
Accommodation facilities form an important part of tourism. Accommodation facilities in Ghana include hotels, lodges, resorts, inns, motels, guesthouses and hostels. There are hotels that provide reliable restaurant and lodging facilities in the constituency.  They include Mike G Hotel, Madison Square Garden and White Dove Hotel all at Dzodze. Investors could be encouraged to provide high quality hotel services in the constituency.
 
LOCATION AND SIZE
 
It is located between latitudes 6o 03”N and 6o 20”N and longitudes 0o 49’E and 1o 05’E. It shares boundaries with the Akatsi District to the North and the Republic of Togo to the East.  To the South, it is bounded by Ketu South district. The constituency capital (Dzodze) is about 80km from Ho the regional capital. The constituency has a surface area of about 754 square kilometers. 
 
TOPOLOGY AND DRAINAGE
 
Relief and Drainage
In terms of relief, Ketu North constituency is relatively low lying with altitudes around 66 metres.  The plain nature of the terrain makes movement within the constituency easy.  The Drainage of the constituency is towards the South and is dominated by several seasonal streams that flow in wide valleys between Ohawu and Ehie to end in the swamplands of Afife. The major rivers include Kplikpa and Tsiyi. There are about 6 large fresh water reservoirs (dams) -Ohawu, Kporkuve, Dzodze, Tadzewu, Dekpor-Adzotsi and Larve as well as a few small community dugouts in the constituency.
 
CLIMATE AND VEGETATION
 
Climate
The constituency experiences the dry Equatorial type of climate.  The average monthly temperatures vary between 24c and 30 c, which are generally high for plant growth throughout the year. The mean annual rainfall for the constituency is around 1,270mm.  The rainfall is of double maxima type occurring from April to July and September to October.  The dry season, which is mainly dominated by the dry harmattan winds, extends from December to February in the constituency. Generally rainfall in the constituency is considered low and erratic particularly during the minor season
 
Vegetation
The original vegetation of the constituency is Savannah woodland made up of short grassland with small clumps of bush and trees as well as Mangrove forests in the marshlands are found in the contsituency. However, the extensive farming activities in the constituency have, over the years, reduced the natural vegetation.  Amid these are cultivated  holdings of cassava, maize, coconut, oil palm, and black berry trees and the occasional baobab and fan palm.  The decimation of the  vegetation by population pressure may have adversely affected rainfall in the constituency.
 
GEOLOGY AND SOIL
 
The area of the constituency is underlain by 3 main geological formations. Viz the Dahomenyan formation to the North made up of soils such as Tropical Grey and Black Earths, the Regosolic Groundwater Laterites, the Recent Deposits of the littoral consisting of marine sands and the Tertiary formation comprising Savannah Ochrosols for its soil type. These soil types are suitable for the cultivation of different types of crops.
 

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