Tourism Attractions

Tourism There are potentials for ecotourism development in the district. The first is the Domama Rock Shrine; an imposing geological configuration that stands about twenty meters above sea level. A sizeable number of ancient carvings were discovered in the area, giving evidence that it was the abode of the stone-age people.

Numerous herbaceous plants found around the structure have medicinal value for the local people. This geological mass offers very good opportunity for adventure tourism. Similar attractions can be found in Manso, Nsadweso and Ateiku. In 2000, the WR office of GTB, DTDC, SNV and FON started developing the Domama Rock Shrine, as a pilot project. From 1999, three Peace Corps volunteers have lived in Domama to help them develop the attraction. Another one was sent to Manso in 2005.

The second is the Pra islands in Krobo, Obomomase and Atwebesa with potentials for promoting water-based tourism. Ecotourism activities such as bird watching, swimming, fishing and boating are ideal on these islands. The next is the fcjr forest reserves, which exist in the district.

These are the Subri-River Reserve, the Pra-Suhyen Reserve, Big Ben Reserve and Block III Reserve. Another potential for ecotourism development, that was discovered, is the planned plantation of SIPL. This is an extensive area, which has been mono-cropped with Melina. It covers a total area of 179 square kilometres, apportioned into 37 compartments. The planned plantation is ideal for adventure tourism and medicinal research. Again, the agro products were identified as potentials for agro-tourism.


The cultural potentials are the next. The yam festival and other allied festivals usually performed between the months of October and November could be packaged for tourism purposes. The final set is the handicraft production such as beads, basketry and sculptured pieces, pottery and bamboo items as souvenirs for tourists. This could be developed into craft villages and an emporium basically to sell the finished products and also to serve as exhibits of the rich culture of the district.

Tourism too, has a great deal of yet untapped potential in Mpohor Wassa East District. Studies have confirmed that the district, with its physical diversity, multiple ethnic character and rural setting is a favorable destination for adventure seeking and exploration tourism.

The district is attractive for its exotic culture, scenic landscape, inland water bodies and forest reserves. These features could be developed into destinations for conventional eco-tourism. For instance, there is the Domama Stone Age graphical configuration that stands about 20 metres above sea level.

It is believed to have been the dwelling of the stone age people, a belief supported by the presence of a sizeable number of ancient carvings in the area. Then there is the water course of the Pra River, dotted with extensive islands and holding strong potential for attracting water based tourism.Islands are found at Krobo, Obosomase and Atwebese.

Tourism activities such as bird-watching, swimming, fishing and boating are ideal on these islands. The district’s forest reserves, the Subri Reserve and Suhyen Reserve, are good assets for the promotion of community based eco-tourism in the district. Besides all these, historical events and sites in the district offer opportunities for tourism development.

Indeed, many of the attractions in the district are unrivalled throughout the country. The investment potentials in agriculture and industry require the injection of private capital or the establishment of joint ventures to exploit these potentials fully. The Mpohor Wassa East District Assembly is opening its arms wide to potential investors to assist in unearthing and exploiting its potentials for mutual benefit.


Date Created : 11/21/2017 5:39:45 AM