The North Dayi District, like many of the Districts in the Volta Region boasts of festivals like Afodeza celebrated by the Aveme Traditional Area, Yamfestival by the Wusuta, Anfoega and Botoku Traditional Areas, Duawokpe by Vakpo Traditional Area, Adewudoza by Tsrukpe Traditional Area. During the celebration of the festivals, local dance like ‘borborbor”, “gbolo”, “Adevu” and “Egba ne gba”are displayed.
The people of North Dayi District are homogeneous in terms of language and culture. All the people in the nine (9)Traditional Areas (Anfoega, Aveme, Wusuta,Vakpo, Tsyome-Sabadu, Botoku, Tsorxor, Awate and Tsrukpe) speak the same Ewe language with slight variations.
The people in the Districtlargelypracticedthe traditional religion but its influence has since declined as a result of Christianity. Christianity is the predominant religious belief among the population in the District forming about 95.9 percent, followed by Traditional religion with about 1.3 percent and Islam with about 0.8 percent. Also, other religions form about 0.8 percent whereas people who do not practice any religion constitute about 1.2 percent of the population (2010 PHC
There are a number of impressive tourism potentials including natural environmental heritage, historical heritage, cultural heritage and other attractions. Among these are:
A) Volta Lake
The Volta Lake is one of the man-made lakes that run through the District and provides an important attraction and potential for much more extensive boat cruises, recreation boating, fish farming and development of lake shore resorts with recreational facilities for water sports. It also provides the shortest route to the Eastern Region of Ghana.
B) Crocodile Cave
At Awate Todzi is a crocodile cave in the valley down from Todzi to Agame at a place called Dzongeme. The cave is under the custody of a fetish priest.
Also in Awate are two mystical mountains which were believed to provide defense for the people in times of war. These mountains are the Awawortoe which serve as a hideout for women and other minors during wars. Moreover, mountain Akpotoe is believed to harbour swarm of bees which act as combatants on battlefield for the people of Awate during wars in the olden days.
C) A 345 Steps linking Anfoega Azigbe, Agata and Agatanyigbe
This staircase was constructed by the Chiefs and people of Agata and Agatanyigbe to enhance easy access to the two (2) towns from 1988 and was completed in 1993. A walk on the steps gives a splendid view of all the Aveme communities; Aveme Beme, Aveme Danyigba, Aveme Dzeme, a clear view of a section of the Volta Lake and the beautiful forest scenery.
D) Natural Bridge at Botoku
This is a natural collection of rocks which have provided a bridge over a stream called Kpen which links Botoku to other surrounding villages.
E) Ancestral Caves
There are ancestral caves at Anfoega, Tsrukpe, Aveme and Vakpo which history has it that, they provided shelter for the people when they were been pursued by their enemies in times of war in the olden days.
F) Craft Center
There is a Craft Center at Vakpo which designs and produces artifacts and sculptures that depict the culture and tradition of the District.
G) Estuary at Tsorxor
This is the point where the Volta Lake and River Dayi converge.
H) Hospitality Industry
The hospitality industry has improved considerably with the development of hotels and Guest houses. Currently the main hotel and guest houses are, YesuKo Guest House, Island Guest House at Vakpo Dunyo, Volta Valley Guest House at Vakpo Jordan-Nu, Town Lodge at Anfoega and Ken Royal Palace at Vakpo New Adomi.
Date Created : 11/23/2017 5:55:19 AM
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