Social and Cultural Structure

The kinship system is matrilineal and as such inheritance as well as succession is traditionally through the maternal line. The Ekumfi District is predominately dominated by Mfantses (Fantses). Therefore, Mfantse (Fantse) is the commonly spoken language in the District. It is believed that when the Mfantses (Fantses) migrated from the Brong Ahafo Region to the Central Region, some of the migrants (Ekumfis) resettled at the present day Ekumfi, hence the ancestral name of the District. The District is made up of one traditional council called Ekumfi (Borbor Kumkumfi).

The first traditional capital was at Akwansa Kokodo, but it is currently situated at Ebiram, which is the seat of the paramount chief of Ekumfi Traditional Council. There are numerous divisional chiefs supporting the traditional council. The main festival of the District is “Ayerye” (Drumming) celebrated by most communities in the District. This is, however, preceded by Akwanbo (Path Clearing). Nevertheless, there are other festivals like Aboakyir (Antelope Hunting) celebrated by the people of Nanaben and Aboakyir (Grass-cutter Hunting) by the people of Asaman.

Tourism Attractions

The District abounds in several tourists attractions prominent among which are the undedeveloped beaches located at Narkwa, Arkra and Emissano. The old Fort at Otuam is another attraction for visitors. Monkey Sanctuaries located at Ebiram and Asaman have beautiful species of animals and plants.

The Ekumfi people in general celebrate Akwanbo Festival which literally means path clearing from August to September and a colourful Aboakyir (Deer Hunting) Festival celebrated by the people of Nanaben between November and December every year attracts people of all walks of life to the District.

Hospitality Industry 

Royal Nabert Hotel 
Awaa Waa Etuu Hotel
Guest Houses                
Eduah Guest House


Religious Affiliation

Table 3.8 presents the religious affiliation of the population of the District. As shown in the table, Christianity is the dominant religion (76.2%) made up of Catholics, Protestants, Pentecostal/Charismatic and Other Christians with Islam representing 16.7 percent while 5.5 percent of the people have no religion. It is worth noting that out of the total population of 52,231, females affiliated to Christianity are higher by proportion (78.8%) than the males (72.8%), implying that females are more attracted to Christianity than their male counterparts. In contrast, a higher proportion of males (18.1%) than females (15.5%) profess to belong to Islam.


Ethnicity refers to the ethnic group that a person belonged to. This information is collected only from Ghanaian by birth and Ghanaians with dual nationality. The classification of 
ethnic groups in Ghana is that officially provided by the Bureau of Ghana Languages and which has been in use since the 1960 census.

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