Most of the industries in the District are small scale. The following types of industries could be identified:
• Traditional textile industry
• Forest/wood- based related industries
• Blacksmithing and metal based industries
• Dressmaking/tailoring industries
• Auto mechanics and technicians
Traditional Textile and Wood Carvers
Kwabre East District is well known for the production of quality traditional textiles (Adinkra & Kente) and wood carving of different styles and shapes. These local products are sold directly by local people to tourists along roadsides on wholesale and retail bases. Other buyers sell the product in other parts of the country. The main market for wood carvers is local, although a significant portion is international.
The only saw mill in the District which employed about 150 people at Ahwiaa has collapsed. The wood industry is now left with some few individuals who sell the less processed wood.
Other Small Scale Industries
There are spots of Auto mechanics workshop especially at the peri-urban communities like Ahwiaa, Meduma, Kenyase and Mamponteng.
There are other small scale industries established which include cassava processing, soap making, leather works, furniture making, tailoring and dressmaking.
Date Created : 2/19/2019 6:10:23 AM