The people of the Central Tongu District are mainly Ewe speaking people organized under traditional authorities. The main source of inheritance in the area is partrilineal. The District is organized into eight (8) traditional areas and the traditional authorities play a major role in fostering the development of the area by supporting the District Assembly in the areas of revenue mobilization and the mobilization of human resources during communal labour.
Among the festivals celebrated in the area is the Afenorto by the people of Mepe, which serves as a unifying instrument to mobilize resources for development.
In the area of religion, the people of the District are mostly Christians (70%), there some practitioners of African Traditional religion (25%) and some Muslims (5%).
Traditional Authorities; Custodian of the Land
There are eight traditional areas in the district, namely Mafi, Bakpa, Dusor, Mepe, Battor, Fodzoku, Torgorme and Volo. Being the custodians of the land and play the constitutional role in the process of nominating the District Chief Executive and the Members of Parliament of the Constituencies, the traditional authorities have a great influence in the governance of the district
Though the district abounds in tourism potential, especially in the areas of leisure tourism and eco-tourism for those who want to be closer to nature, most of these potential is still undeveloped. The potential includes quite a lengthy stretch of the Volta River with relatively steep banks suitable for the location of lakeside motels and hotels, Trokosi Shrines, a colonial guest house built with stones which served as the official guest-house in the area for Ghana’s first president, Ostrich Farms and Hatchery, extensive low lying plains interspersed with large rock outcrops, which are a delight to watch.
In addition, Agbadza, Atokoe, Awuna and Gadzo traditional dance forms exist in the district, which visitors (or tourists) could be treated to. Even more attractive is the fact that some of these dance forms are performed by all-women groups. Most of these tourist attractions are still in their raw state and require some amount of development. Both Ghanaian and foreign investors are therefore invited to assist.
Already an Israeli group of investors has arrived in the district to invest in what the group calls a B.S.I. Tourist Village (i.e. Bold Spiritual Initiative Tourist Village). Land has been acquired at Dekpoe under very flexible conditions and erection of structures has begun in earnest. It should be added that specific areas under tourism, for example, the Dorfor and Volo Kome area, have access roads leading to the tourist sites, electricity supply and the construction of rest and relaxation spots at the various tourist sites, hotels and conference centres is ongoing.
In fact, Adidome, the district capital, located within a very natural environment over- looking the Volta River and free from the hustle and bustle of city life, is an ideal place for anyone who wants a change of environment.
Hotels and Restaurants
Few hotels and restaurants are found in the District –
Esenam Hotel and
Salem Hotel both at Adidome,
Hotel Lenza at Juapong and
Joy Beach Resort (Restaurant) at Battor.
There are rest houses in the major towns. There are other restaurants, drinking bars and chop bars within the markets and along the main roads throughout the District.
Date Created : 11/17/2017 7:43:19 AM