Just like many parts of the country, market infrastructure comprising of physical structures such as stores, stalls, sheds, delivery bags and access roads, are important components for the development of the entire district. In the District, market infrastructure is not well developed, leading to an inconvenience in the marketing of produce.

In the District, markets are organized on a daily and periodic basis with most of them having two days in a week as market days (i.e. Asesewa has market days on Fridays and Mondays). There are five major markets in the District. These are Agormanya (Lower Manya), Asesewa, Sekesua, Akateng and Akrusu (which are all in Upper Manya). The minor markets, which are daily markets, are at Kpong, Akuse, Nuaso, Kpongunor, Laasi, Atua, Mampong, Kodjonya, Akorkorma and some other locations.

Items commonly sold in these markets are fish, livestock, charcoal, clothing and alcoholic beverages among other things. Middlemen and women buy most of the market produce, mainly for cheaper prices. Traders come from outside of the District, such as Accra, Koforidua, Kumasi, Ada, Tema,Ningo, Prampram, Ashiaman and Akosombo to engage in trading.

The Asesewa market at one time was the largest market in Ghana, but it lost that status due to poor infrastructure development. To ensure balanced development and increased revenue in the District, market infrastructure facilities should be given more attention.


A good and well-managed transportation system ensures a smooth flow of good and services. Such as system to some extent, alleviates the adverse effects of spatial inequity. The major mode of movement within the District is by road transportation. The current system does not facilitate efficient and direct intra-district movement.

Classification of Roads

There are about 55 kilometers of first class roads in the District. These are contained in portions of the Accra-Akosombo road, the Somanya-Akuse road, the Nkurakan-Asesewa road and the Somanya-Kpong road. The Accra-Akosombo road carries the heaviest volume of traffic, much of which exogenous to the District.

The Somanya-Kpong road carries much traffic between the Yilo and Manya Districts. The other two roads carry traffic mostly within the District. There are about 260 kilometres of third class roads within the District. Some are gravel roads of fairly good condition such as the Huhunya-Agogo road. Others, like the Odumase-Oborkpah road, are of very bad conditions.

Energy and Fuel

Kerosene, fuel wood and charcoal still remain the major energy sources. Electrical energy is available only in the Lower Manya Krobo area. The communities that enjoy hydro-electric power in the District are Akuse, Nuaso, Manya Kpongunor, Madaam, Abanse, Agormanya, Ablotsi and surrounding areas, Mampong, Odumase, Menekpo,Kodjonya, Atua and Asitey Township.

Most of the communities in the Upper Manya use lanterns and other sources of energy. Presently, communities such as Agatom, Takper and a few others are making efforts to bring hydroelectric power to their communities.

The main problem facing the installing of electric power distribution in the district is that many of the towns especially those in Upper Manya are far from the existing power distribution lines. Another problem is that the electrical supply in the Odumase Township is not consistent and is irregular. There are quite a number of petroleum filling stations and reseller stations in the District.




Date Created : 11/26/2017 2:54:25 PM