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Tano South

Region: Brong Ahafo Region
Member of Paliament: Bisiw, Hanna Louisa

 INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS POTENTIALS

Tano South constituency is endowed with a number of resources to be tapped by both private investors and joint ventureship in collaboration with the public sector. Most parts of the constituency are underlain with lower Birimian rocks.
 
The soils are basically forest ochrosols and reprisals, which support the cultivation of cocoa, vegetables, maize, plantain, rice and beans. Investors can capitalise on these resources. Conditions are also favourable for the cultivation of non-traditional crops like sunflower, ginger and pineapples.
 
The setting up of a small-scale tomato processing factory would go a long way to reverse this situation, using cheap agricultural produce. Another area of potentially lucrative investment is in mining and related activities. Mineral deposits believed to exist in the constituency include gold, diamond, petroleum and clay.
 
LOCATION AND SIZE
Area
Total land area of about 1,500sq km.
 
Location
It lies between latitudes 7.00°N and 7.25°N and between longitudes 1.45°W and 2.15
 
TOPOLOGY AND DRAINAGE
 
Drainage
The topography of the constituency is mostly made up of undulating land which rises gently from a height of about 270m to a peak of about 760m. However, the area to the East and South-East, bounded by the Ankaase - Techimantia – Bechem road, is fairly high rising between 360m and 760m in the Kwamisa area. (KNUST Planning Department, 1996). River Subri, a tribute of Tano River, flows through Subriso No. 3 and Techimantia.
 
The other important rivers in the constituency are Atobiaso in Derma, Moku in Techimantia and Dwomo, Kwasu in Bechem and and Dwofo which is a tributary of Kwasu River is also in Bechem. The land is well drained and free from flooding. It is also ideal for vegetable / food crop farming.
 
CLIMATE AND VEGETATION
 
Climate
The constituency lies in the Semi-equatorial climatic zone which experiences double maximum rainfall pattern. The first rainfall season is from April to June, with the heaviest in June and the second period is from September to October. The mean annual rainfall is between 125 cm and 180cm. The dry season is quiet pronounced and occurs between the months of November and March each year. The mean monthly temperatures range between 26ºc(in August) and 30ºc (in March).
 
Vegetation
 
The constituency lies in the moist semi-deciduous forest zone and has gross forest area of 1322.52sq.km with about 157.45sq.km of this under forest reserve. However, there is a vast emergence of guinea savanna and this is found in areas like Techimantia and, Subriso No. 3 where cattle rearing is predominant.
 
There are two main forest reserves namely; the Bosomkese Forest Reserve which covers a total area of 138.41sq km and Apaape Forest Reserve which also covers an area of about 19.04sqkm. In these reserves, one can find different tree species such as Odum, Mahogany, Ceiba, Cassia and Akasaa.
 
GEOLOGY AND SOIL
 
Being located in the moist semi-deciduous forest zone, the soils in the constituency basically consist of forest ochrosols and the rubrisol - ochrosols intergrades. They are alkaline and are more richly supplied with nutrients.
 
They are more clayey and therefore and have greater capacity to maintain water for plant use. They are therefore very ideal for the cultivation of forest crops like cocoa, coffee, oil palm and food crops like plantain, maize, rice, cassava, beans among others.

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