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Attebubu Amantin

Region: Brong Ahafo Region
Member of Paliament: Sanja Nanja

 CULTURE

 There are two Traditional Paramount Chiefs in the Municipal ruling from Atebubu and Amantin. These Paramount Chiefs however collaborate in the implementation of most development projects.
 
TOURISM ATTRACTIONS
 
Tourism development is yet another area of investment with plenty of potential. So far, tourism development in the Atebubu-Amantin constituency has been very low-keyed. However, there are several potential places and activities that can be developed into viable tourist attractions in the district. For instance, the Yeji section of the Volta Lake can be developed into a tourist centre.
 
The beach at Yeji could be developed to attract holiday makers. Sailing boats and water sports could be provided too, making Yeji a major tourist destination. Also, the various colourful festivals, celebrated in the six paramouncy areas of the district could be properly structured and given wider publicity in order to attract culture -inclined tourists.
 
These festivals include Foryaw, celebrated at Atebubu, Kwafie at Amanten, Kwabena at Abease, Ninkyifie at Prang, Kodzadzi at Yeji and Fofie at Konkoma. There are several historical artifacts which, if properly preserved and exhibited, could attract tourists into the constituency. One is a bell, believed to have descended from heaven, which is currently kept at the Anglican Primary School at Atebubu.
 
Another is a brass object with a chain attached to it, hanging on the “Dade Tree”, which is believed to have been used by the first settlers at Atebubu when they were descending from heaven.There is also a Bee Shrine at Atebubu, believed to have been used by the people of Atebubu during the era of intertribal wars as an army to fight against invaders, and a Muslim prayer centre, “Moulidi”, at Prang, where Muslims from all over the world come to pray annually.
 
TOPOLOGY AND DRAINAGE
 
The constituency forms part of the extensive Voltain sand-stone basin, which is basically a plain, devoid of any significant highlands. The major water body running through the constituency is the Volta, which forms the boundary between Atebubu District and the Northern Region. Rivers Pra, Nyomo, Tanfi and Nyina are some of the other important rivers in the constituency.
 
CLIMATE AND VEGETATION
 
The constituency falls within the transitional zone between the wet semi-equatorial and tropical savannah climate regions. The vegetation comes under the interior wooded savannah type, although due to its transitional nature, the area does not totally exhibit typical savannah conditions.
 
GEOLOGY AND SOIL
 
The constituency falls within the interior wooded savanna or tree savanna. It is believed that the transitional zone was once forested and that the savanna conditions currently prevailing have been the result of human activities. 
 
Soils in the constituency range from fine sandy loams to clayey loams, and are mostly poorly drained. Crops that can potentially be supported by these soils include rice, vegetables, yams, cassava, maize, sorghum, groundnuts, soya beans, cowpeas and tobacco.
 
LOCATION AND SIZE
 
The constituency covers a land area of 1,996km2 with an estimated population of 82,109 in 2009.

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