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Mfantseman

Region: Central Region
Member of Paliament: Quansah, Tawiah Aquinas

 ECONOMY

Micro/ Economy

Agriculture: Farming and fishing constitute the main economic activities of the people, employing about three-quarters of the total workforce (source: "Ghana: We Mean Business. A Guide to Ghana’s 110 Districts" page274) The former is done in almost all parts of the assemblies, especially in the inland areas and crops cultivated include cocoa, oil palm, pineapples, oranges, plantain, beans and cocoyam. 

Fishing is done mainly along the coast in settlements such as: Biriwa, Anomabo, Otuam, Abandze, and Kormantse’.
 
Commerce: Trading is an important economic activity in Mfantseman and it involves the sale of both agricultural and manufactured goods. Mankessim is reputed nationally as an important center of national commerce. Other important trading towns are: Saltpond, Essuehyia, Anomabo and Yamoransa
 
Small-scale processing: The processing of sugarcane into local gin is done at Egyaa and palm oil is processed at Akobima.  There is the potential for other small-scale manufacturing activities in view of the massive resource endowments.
 
Minerals Exploitation: Minerals exploited include Kaolin (for building and ceramics) that supports the Saltpond ceramics
factory, talc, granite and silica. Crude Oil is also mined off the coast of Saltpond. Mineral resource endowments of Mfantseman is catalogued in the table 4 below.  Although these mineral resources exist, sometimes in feasible quantities, only a feeble attempt is made at making them a strong base of the Assemblies economy because the Assembly itself has exercised little control or influence on their exploitation.
 
The mining activities in kaolin, feldspar and gold currently being undertaken on small scale contribute insignificantly lo-ttie  economy. To support the much-desired economic growth the 1996-2000 achieved a moderate success in the construction and rehabilitation of markets and their accessories. Thanks in part to the availability of the necessary funds. In table 6 below it is also revealed that much work is left to be done especially in the current plan if the bulk of farming and fishing products are to be marketed without the usual tears.
 
To support the much-desired economic growth the 1996-2000 achieved a moderate success in the construction and rehabilitation of markets and their accessories. Thanks in part to the availability of the necessary funds. In table 6 below it is also revealed that much work is left to be done especially in the current plan if the bulk of farming and fishing products are to be marketed without the usual tears.
 
TOURISM ATTRACTIONS
 
Tourism holds potentially large rewards for private investors interested in going into that area. There are beach resorts at both Saltpond and Biriwa and both of them attract a large patronage, which means investors in ancillary entertainment services stand to make good profits.
 
There are castles and forts at both Anomabu and Abandze and since they already hold intrinsic appeal for cultural/historical tourists, especially Africans in the Diaspora, investors who upgrade them and equip them with modern tourism amenities stand to make good, brisk business.
 
Other historical places include Akatakyiwaa, Kormantse and Mankessim, while Nanompaw at Mankessim holds attraction as a place of religious interest. Investors interested in establishing in the Mfantseman Municipal are assured of a prime enabling environment and the full co-operation and assistance of the Assembly, which wholeheartedly welcomes both foreign and local investors.
 
LOCATION AND SIZE
 
Mfantseman constituency is located along the Atlantic coastline cf the Central Region of Ghana and extends from latitudes 5* T to 5* 20’ North of the Equator and longitudes 0* 44’ to 1* 11’ West of the Greenwich Meridian, stretching for about 21 kilometers along the coastline and for about 13 kilometers inland and constituting an area of 612 square kilometers. The constituency capital is Saltpond. The Municipal is bounded to the West and Northwest by Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District, to the East by Gomoa District and to the South by the Atlantic Ocean.
 
TOPOLOGY AND DRAINAGE
 
The area is drained by a number of rivers and streams, including the Nawkwa, Amisa (Ochi) and Bruka. The estuaries of these rivers are drowned by lagoons.
 
CLIMATE AND VEGETATION
 
With its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, it has mild temperatures, which range between 240C and 280C. Vegetation consists of dense scrub tangle and grass. Pockets of relatively dense forest can be found around fetish groves and isolated areas.
 

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