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Heloo, Adiku Bernice(Dr)

Constituency: Hohoe
Region: Volta Region
Party: NDC
Occupation/Profession: Consultant
Parliamentary Seat: majority

Date of Birth: September 24, 1954
Hometown: Hohoe, Volta Region
Highest Education: PhD (Sociology) European American University (EAU), Dominican Republic, 2010.
Profession: Development Consultant
Last Employment:  CEO, Prolink Ghana (An NGO).
Marital Status: Married (with three children)
Religion: Christianity (Catholic)
Votes Obtained: 40,486 votes out of the 49,628 valid votes cast = 81.58%. Others: Janet Emefa Obro –Adibo (NPP) 6,358 = 12.81% = Beauty Kutuadu (CPP) 2,462 = 4.96%, Cecil-Rhodes Dogbe (PNC) 193 =0.39% and Rich – Doh Agbenorwosi (PPP) 129 = 0.26%.




Hohoe south constituency has large tracts of arable land available for commercial farming in tree crops such as citrus, oil palm and coffee. The main food crops grown are maize, rice, cassava, yam, cocoyam and plantain, while the main tree crops include mango, citrus, oil palm, cocoa, coffee, cola and avocado pear.
A major horticultural nursery located at Golokuati supplies most of the seedlings for tree crops. The land available for cultivation is about 65,000 hectares. Animal rearing is undertaken on a subsistence level throughout the constituency, with most homes having a few animals, mostly goats, sheep and chicken.
Fish farming is carried out in the constituency with a few dugouts and fishponds in the Logba and Santrokofi areas. These have shown fish farming to be highly profitable in the constituency. Tilapia and clarias (mudfish) are the common species of fish being farmed.
This presents great potential for an investor interested in the industrial sector. The manufacturing sub-sector is limited to cassava processing, bakeries, soap making, local gin manufacturing, feed mills and cold storage. Incentives for developing the industrial sector include the demand for products from other parts of the country and from the neighbouring Republic of Togo.
Others include ceramics and pottery, goldsmithing and kente weaving. The main textile products are kente cloth, kente mufflers or stole, napkins, table covers, towels, smocks, interior decoration items, batik and tie-dye fabrics. Large clay deposits are found mainly at Ve Darfor/Kolenu, Likpe, Liati and Akpafu. Other small industries include palm oil extraction and wood carving.
Another viable project is the development of Agumatsa Wildlife Sanctuary at Wli, already gaining ground as a prominent tourist destination. This would involve development of infrastructure, training of operators and development of educational packs on the assortment of birds, bats and butterflies.
Tafi Atome, a village in the heart of Hohoe south constituency and surrounded by forest, is home to the sacred mona money. A trip into the forest with the assistance of a guide gives visitors the opportunity to see the agile monkeys in their natural habitats. Visitors can experience village life and share in an exotic traditional culture.
At Tafi-Abuife, visitors will see about 100 weavers of the world famous kente cloth of Ghana at work. This ancient art, full of mystery, craftsmanship and rich with tradition, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Wli waterfalls are the highest in the whole of West Africa. The serene, cool atmosphere and the natural lawn by the falls make it a wonderful picnic spot.
The spectacular Tsatsadu falls, at Alavanyo, though not one of the highest waterfalls in Ghana, is one of the widest. The Logba Tota waterfall is at a village on a mountain. The caves at the falls contain geological limestone formations of interest such as stalactites and stalagmites. Hohoe, the capital, hosts the Dr. Noamesi Herbal Centre, owned by a renowned doctor of herbal medicine.
Dr. G. K. Noamesi has a herb farm for effective herbal medicines. There are mines at Akpafu Todzi, which date back to the 19th Century. The attraction for the visitor is the crude man-made tunnels, which look like covers. The constituency has many festivals. One is the Otsobisa Festival of the people of Santrokofi Traditional Area, celebrated in June each year.
The people of Wli have the Agumatsa festival, which is celebrated on the last Saturday of October each year. The Alavanyo Traditional Area celebrates the Golofose Festival in November, while the Gbi, in conjunction with the people of Peki in the Kpando District, have the Gbidukor Festival celebrated in December.
The people of Ve Traditional Area also celebrate the Likusi Festival occasionally.Indeed for relaxation, as well as for business, Hohoe Municipal, right at the heart of the Volta Region, is the place to be.
Hohoe Municipality, situated in the centre of the Volta Region, with Hohoe as its capital, was created in 1979. The total area of the constituency is about 1,172sqkm The Republic of Togo borders the constituency to the east, while to the west is Kpando constituency. On to the north-west is Jasikan constituency and to the south is Ho Municipal. The constituency houses part of the Akwapim-Togo ranges extending beyond the country’s eastern boundary all the way to Western Nigeria.
Mountains rising above 500 metres can be found at Akpafu, Likpe and Kpeve. The highest peak in Ghana, Afadjato, which rises to a height of 890 metres above sea level, is located in the  Municipality. There are also several spectacular waterfalls and some swamps in the Municipality. River Dayi is the main river in the area, with Rivers Utuka, Koloe, Nabui, Tsatsadu and Seku, as it tributaries

The vegetation of the area can be divided into three, reflecting the rainfall distribution and the altitude. These are the Moist Semi-deciduous Forest, Savanna and Mountain Vegetation. Moist semi-deciduous forest once existed on the lower slopes of the highland but crop cultivation has reduced this to secondary forest. Patches of Wooded Savannah can also be found. Hohoe Municipal is i n the Wet Semi-equatorial climatic zone.
The geology of the Municipality is composed of the Togo and Buem series and consists of thick series of shale, sandstone, and volcanic rocks, with a series of highlands and adjacent lowlands.

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