Manufacturing (Cottage Industries)
In spite of the abundance of agricultural raw materials, the district cannot boast of any major processing industry. Few cottage industries such as palm oil, palm kernel oil extraction, soap making, pottery and weaving exist in some communities. At Asokore, the women have formed a co-operative society where they use an extraction machine procured to extract palm oil and palm kernel oil.
Small-scale gold mining is undertaken at Ntunkumso and its environs. Also considerable amount of clay deposits are found at Woraso. The clay is exploited commercially for the production of brick and tile. Sand winning activities are also widespread in the district.
Areas noted for sand-wining include Sekyere, Asekyerewa, Odurokrom, Okaikrom, Akrofoso, Asokore West, Woraso, Banko, Senchi and Effiduase. Small scale quarrying is done at Banko.
Date Created : 11/25/2017 4:04:07 AM