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Mampong

Region: Ashanti Region
Member of Paliament: Addai, Nimo Francis

 CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CUSTOMS

Culture the means through which a particular group of people can be identified is seen as the way they think, talk, dress and other whole of activities that relatively entrenched with them from generation to generation. In Ghana there are several cultures which significantly distinguish the people into tribes.Notably one amongst them are Akans, Ewes, Gas etc. The people of Sekyere West in the Northern part of Ashanti are Akans whose culture is well recognized and respected among Ghanaians.
 
Sekeyre West constituency is dominated by the Akans who constitute 92.6% followed by tribes from the north of 6.8% Ewes 0.4% and others 0.2%. as shown in the table below. The people in the constituency have eight clans, namely Aduana , Bretuo, Ekuona, Oyokuo , Asona, Asekyire, Agona and Asene.
 
Traditional Set-Up
 There are four (4) Paramountcies, namely, Mampong, Nsuta, Kwamang, and Beposo and ten (10) divisional or sub paramountcies, traditionally called “Abrempon.” The Amaniampong Silver Stool of Mampong is traditionally next in terms of relationship to the Golden Stool the Symbolic unifying force of the Asanteman (Ashanti Kingdom).  The Asantehene is traditionally the Uncle of Mamponghene. There is a strong clan relationship between Mampong and other surrounding communities like Apaa, Kyekyewere, Nintin, Nsuase, and Benim, all belonging to the Bretuo Clan. The Nsuta, Beposo, and Kwamang Stools belong to the Oyoko, Agona, and Aduana Clans respectively.

Ethnic Diversity
One important characteristic about the constituency and its ethnic diversity. Almost every ethnic group in the Country can be found in the constituency Of more significance is the interrelationship among the various ethnic and clan groupings. Each one is proud to be identified as “Mamponni”, “Nsutani”, “Kwamangni” and “Beposoni”, except in times of a peculiar situation that calls for a real identification.
 
Festivals 
The people in the constituency take special pride in the celebration of festive days like the Kwasidae, Wukudae, and Fofie. Akwasidae is the most adored festive celebration of the various paramount Seats.
The Mampong Traditional Area is famous for the celebration of the Kontonkyi Adaekesie, which traces the migration of the Mampong people to their present location. The main Festival celebrated in the Municipality is Kontonkyi,is being celebrated in February at mampong the constituency capital. During the period, all the sub-chiefs in the constituency pay homage to paramount chief of Mampong Dasebre Osei Bonsu II who is sitting on the Silver throne.
 
During the period, all the citizens outside the  constituency come home to contribute to the success of the celebration. Beside, the chiefs also celebrate occasions like Akwasi dae,Wuku dae etc . During the Akwasi dae festival, all the chiefs and elders gather at the paramount chief’s palace for a durbar and offer a traditional prayers to the gods and their stool. Singing, drumming, acrobatic displays are the major source of entertainment for the people gathered at the festival. 
 
There are no known/identified negative cultural practices that hamper social cohesion in the constituency.
 
INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS POTENTIALS
Mampong constituency is being an agricultural one, places much interest on agriculture and forestry as investment potential priorities. The main resource potentials in the constituency include the following:
Availability of large trucks of farming land.
Presence of water bodies for irrigation farming which include a substantial part of the Afram river.
Large reserved of untapped sandstone deposit at Nkwanta, Yonso and Ninting.
Large forest resources with different timber species.
Sand deposit and at Mampong and Jeduako.
Resource of agro and forestry produce for processing.
Large army of surplus unskilled labour.
The presence of first class road from Kumasi through the Municipal capital Mampong to Atebubu.
Agro based industries that can process locally produce agricultural products in silo for farmers to check post harvest losses.
Cassava is processed into flour, industrial starch, gari, chip at Mampong, Adidwan and Kwamang.
Locally produced agricultural products such as vegetables (pepper, carrot) and pineapples are processed at Aframso and its surrounding areas. The District also places premium on livestock and afforestation production.
 
The sandstone deposit at Nkwanta, Yonso and Ninting can be exploited for manufacturing points. Quarry to produce stone chippings for construction works is located at Kwamang and other parts in the Municipality.
 
 
TOURISM ATTRACTIONS
Aesthetic features and land management.
The constituency is endowed with many aesthetic features which have  a high potential in the area of tourism promotion. However, tourism services are not well developed in the Municipality. The forest Reserves contain beautiful fauna including antelopes, snakes and monkeys, a wide variety of birds and butterflies and beautiful flora including medicinal trees. There are spectacular caves at Atonsu-Kwamang and Apiakrom which when developed will attract both Foreign and Local Tourists.
 
The Atwea Mountains is another important area, which need special attention. It currently represents the most famous on which most Christians from all parts of the country lodge for prayers.  In order to develop the Tourism potential of the constituency, there is the need to improve upon physical accessibility, especially the road to the Atwea Mountains and other tourist sites. 
There are hotels/guest homes and rest houses at Mampong and Nsuta. 
 
Other Tourism sites, which need development, are the following:
1.    The valleys at Ninting
2.    Mampong Scarp
3.    Natural spring water at Mampong
4.    Caves at Owuobuoho
5.    Kogyai forest reserve
6.    Waterfall on the Sumanpa Stream near Mampong
7.   Hanging Cliff/out crop on the Mampong scarp near Kyekyewere.
 
 
LOCATION AND SIZE
The constituency is located within longitudes 0.05 °and 1.30 °west and latitudes 6.55 ° and 7.30
 
TOPOLOGY AND DRAINAGE
The constituency is partly situated on the Mampong scarp, which runs from west to east.  The highest point is 2,400 meters whilst the lowest point is 135 meters above sea level.  The scarp is an extension of the Kintampo-Bisa ranges. The constituency is fairly drained by streams and rivers, notably Kyirimfa, Tatafro, Sata and Sumanpa which are also being used for domestic purposes and agriculture by surrounding communities.
 
CLIMATE AND VEGETATION
 
Climate
The constituency has an average annual rainfall of 1270mm and two rainy seasons.  The major rainy season starts in March and peaks in May/June.  There is a slight dip in July and a peak in August, tapering off in November.  The period between December and February is usually dry, hot and dusty.
 
Vegetation
The constituency lies within the wet semi-equatorial forest zone and has a beautiful undulating land forms which ranges from scarps, hills to low laying tropical paradise. The vegetation of parts of the municipality particularly the north, is reduced to a savannah grass land.
 
This phenomenon has therefore considerably changed the flora and fauna in the area thus, reducing the number of streams and springs as well as animal wildlife in the municipality. However there have been constant efforts by the Municipal Assembly, the Forestry Division Unit within the municipality   
 
GEOLOGY AND SOIL
 
Geology and Minerals
The constituency is partly located on the Mampong Scarp, which stretches from east to west.  It is underlaid by Pre-Cambrian rocks of the Birimean formation.  It rises from a height of about 135 meters to a high of about 2,400 meters above sea level and has serious implications for development, as it is known to contain most of the mineral deposits, especially sand and stone.
The land is fertile for all farming activity because of it reserve nature and it watery state.

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