Wassa is the dominant ethnic group in the district. However, there are other minor ethnic groups such as Nzemas, Sefwis, Asantes, and Akyems, The presence of other ethnic groups is explained by the presence of migrants who seek employment in the agricultural, mining and other sectors of the economy of the district. The Wassas are culturally homogeneous with respect to lineage, inheritance and succession. The practice of inheritance is observed by the matrilineal system of kinship and descent.


The institution of chieftaincy is an important component of the social organization of the district as in the rest of the country. The district capital, Wassa Akropong is the traditional capital of the Amenfis, one of three traditional areas of the Wassas, and hosts the paramount chief of the area.

Under the traditional setup, there is the Omanhene as the head of the Traditional Council. In all, there are about forty-five divisional chiefs under the Omanhene.


The major festival of the district is the Kokrobo Oman Kwantukesie festival which is celebrated annually between March and April. Bermutuo festival during which the traditional authorities observe some cleansing rituals of the stools and a period of silence and quietness is also one of the minor festivals celebrated in the district.

Religious Beliefs

Christian Religion is the main and dominant believe of the district. Christian denominations such as Catholics, Methodist, Pentecostal, Charismatic and other denominations are found in the district. The other religious persuasions are Islam and Traditional religion.


Tourism potentials exist in the district. The district has a natural lake called Lake Broso. This can be developed into a full site for the benefit of the district and country. The district has some other tourism potentials such as sacred tree species at Moseaso and Manseso, a sacred stone at Asrewadi forest, an undeveloped waterfall at Akwadaakro, and a cave at Tawiahkrom. But these sites are undeveloped.

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