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CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CUSTOMS

Religious Affiliation


Table 3.6 shows the religious affiliations of the population in the District by sex. The Pentecostal/Charismatic form 30.4 percent of the district’s population and is followed by Other Christians (27.2%). Christians on the whole, make up 78.1 percent of the population in the district. Followers of Islam make up 6.3 percent of the population. Adherents of various traditional African religions constitute 2.0 percent of the population.

 

The proportion of the population that declares adherence to no religion was quite high (10.2%) which is about twice the corresponding national average (5.3%). There are more female Christians (80.9%) than male Christians (74.7%). However, the reverse case is true for followers of Islam, traditional African religions and those with no religion.

 

Cultural and Social Structure


The indigenous people of Awutu and Senya are of the Guan ethnic stock and celebrate the Akomase and Awubia Festivals. These two constitute the largest group in a region which is predominantly Akan in ethnicity. There are other settler ethnic groups including Gas, Akans, Ewes,Walas/Dagartis, Moshis and Basares. Indigenous Languages which are mainly spoken is Bereku (Awutu) while Akan and English are dominant languages used at centres of vibrant commerce.

 

The vast majority of the population is Christian dominated by Pentecostals and Charismatics. There are also significant proportions of followers of Islam and Traditional African religions who in total make up 8.2 percent of the population of the district. About 12.4 percent of the population do not belong to any religious group and do not have any religious preferences.




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