The diversity in ethnicity does not erode popular participation in decision-making, the chiefs being the rallying points. The chief of Asokore Mampong, Nana Boakye Ansah Debrah is the head of tradition in Asokore Mampong, the municipal capital. He is also the custodian of the land and traditional head of the people. The major festival in the municipality is Akwasidae and is celebrated every forty days. Other festivals are the Muslim religious festivals like the Ramadan and Maulidi celebrated mainly by the majority Muslim community.
The last Akwasidae in the year is called Akwasidae Kese where it is celebrated on a high note to climax the years’ activity. The Zongo communities are also governed by their traditional/religious leaders named the Imams and tribal chiefs. Despite the diversity of cultures, co-existence has prevailed in the municipality. Islamic religion is predominant among the zongos in the municipality with 55.4percent representation. The Christian community follows with 41.8 percent and is prevalent among the indigenous population. Other religious groups constitute 2.8 percent. The presence of these religious groups in the municipality highlights a development potential that can be harnessed to organize sensitization campaigns, disseminate information and fight moral decadence.
The Asokore Mampong Township can be described as a society with heterogeneous ethnicity. Akans dominate (40.9%), followed by people from Northern Ghana (36.7%), the Guans (10.7%), Ewes (3.0%) and Ga-Adangbe less than one percent (0.9). However, the likely problems of a heterogeneous society like this Municipality could be political destabilization, social disintegration and territorial fragmentation. Fortunately these problems hardly arise.
The 2014-2017 Medium Term Development Plan for Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly
The Kumasi Airport is the outstanding tourist site in the municipality. This sight attracts lots of people both young and old and has remained the popular excursion site for students. Patronage of airline services has improved with the emergence of new airlines like Star bow, Flight 540 among others.
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