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Atwima Kwanwoma

Region: Ashanti Region
Member of Paliament: Appiah, Kubi Kojo (Dr)

 CULTURAL HERITAGE AND HERITAGE

 
Religious groups
There are basically three (3) major religious in the constituency: Christianity, Islam and Traditinal religious. Christianity is the dominant religion, which contitutes 86.6% of the population. The other two (2) religions; Islam and Tradional haeve 5.3% and 0.4% respectively.
 
There are however 6.4% of the population who do not profess any religion. There is religious tolerance and acceptance as all the groupings live in peace and harmony in the constituency. This is a good receipe for social cohesion and stability. The policy implication  is that the religious bodies will facilitate easy dissemination of information and social mobilization of people such as HIV/AIDS campaign, drug abuse.
 
Chieftancy
The traditional set up in the constituency is based on the Asante Traditional Structure where all traditional rulers pay the Asantehene, who wields the power to control the daily running of the Asante empire. There are however     other chiefs who own allegiance to other Asante paramouncies who in tend own allegiance to the Asantehene.
 
In Atwima Kwanwoma constituency, there  are several  such traditional rulers. The constituency is made up of two (2) Traditional Areas namely Atwima Traditional Area and Kwanwoma Traditional Area with no Paramount Chiefs.  Some of the traditional rulers are “Abrempong” who directly under the Asantehene, as exemplified by the Chief an of Foase and Trede whilst other chiefs come under the jurisdiction of Kumasi Traditional Chiefs and own allegiance to them. The traditional set-up of Atwima Kwanwoma constituency can be categorized into two broad areas.
 
•    Chiefs (Abrempong) who report directly to the Otumfuo.
•    Chiefs who report to the Kumasi traditional Chiefs
 
 
INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS POTENTIAL
The constituency proximity to Kumasi promises ready markets for farmers and other economic. There is high demand for land in the constituency in such areas like Ahenema Kokoben, Ahenema Kokoben, Brofoyeduro, Ampayoo, Krofrom, Trede and other emerging peri-urban areas. The constituency is endowed with arable land. About 80% of the land is suitable for crop cultivation. Maize rice, Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Ginger, Groundnut and Plantain are the main food crops cultivate. The soils and the rainfall regime do support different of agriculture produce a citrus, cocoa, oil pal,, plantain, cassava, maize and rice.
 
Gold deposits are located in Adwuampong, Ampabame No. 1, Ahenema Kokobenn, Nkoranza, Trede, Trabuom, Kyekyebon and Adumase. The constituency however, cannot be said to be a mining constituency since information gathered was only on specific mining pits that have been abandoned. Sand deposits are located at Konkori, Trabuom, Twedie, Adumwamade, Dida, Gyekye, Afrancho Asaago. Stone deposits are located at Mpatasie, Ampabame No. 1 and 2, Kwawoma, Aboabo Kese and Ahenema Kokoben. Rock deposits on the other hand are located at Ampeyoo, Kokoben and Nwineso Nos. 1, 2 and
 
3.There mineral deposit provide a great potential for socio-economic development of the constituency  if they are exploited and managed properly. Jobs could be created for the local people and revenues to be delivered from these resources could be used to provide socio-economic infrastructure to quicken the pace of constituency’s development.
 
LOCATION AND SIZE
 The constituency was carved out of the former Bosomtwe Atwima Kwanwoma constituency with Atwima Foase as its constituency capital. The constituency is located in the central portion of Ashanti Region, bounded to the North by Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, South by Amasie West, East by Bosomtwe District and West by Atwima Nwabiagya District.
 
The constituency is located on Latitude 6024 “N and 43” North and Longitude 10 15” and 10 46” West. The constituency has a total land size of 340.9 sq.km constituting 1.4% of the total land area of Ashanti region.
 
TOPOLOGY AND DRAINAGE
 
Relief and Drainage
The constituency forms part of the Ashanti Plateau. The topography is general undulating; there is no prominent feature with a height of about 200 feet above sea level.
The drainage pattern of the constituency is dendritic. Rivers Nwene, Oda, Dwahyem, Aboabo, Danyame, Fakomaye, Dwanyen, Kankamayem and its tributaries drain the constituency. The persistent clearing of the catchment areas of these rivers and streams for farming purpose has adversely affected their level of flow /volume. They have virtually become seasonal in nature. During the dry season when the rivers and streams dry up, the communities that rely on these rivers for their water supply face acute water shortage. The situation is further compounded by the climate change with its prolonged dry periods and excessive heat. 
 
If the sheds of these rivers are managed adequately through planting of tree along their banks, the rivers provide potential source of water for irrigation especially during the dry season.
 

CLIMATE AND VEGETATION
 
Cimate
The climate of the constituency is wet semi-equatorial type. The mean monthly temperature is about 200C. A maximum temperature of about 280C is recorded in March and April just before the onset of the rainy season. The rainfall pattern consists of two (2) rainy seasons. The major season is usually between March and July with June as the peak period. The minor season is between late September and November.
The mean annual rainfall ranges from 140cm – 170cm. rainfall totals and incidence vary from year to year. The number of rainy days average about 100 – 120 days a year with 75 percent of this occuring during the major season. The months of December through February are virtually dry. The relative humidity is high especially in the rainy season and early mornings. The climate change has actually altered affects farming activities, the major economic activity in the constituency. This is so because the farming activity in the constituency, like any other part of Ghana, is climate dependent.
 
Vegetation
The constituency lies within the green belt. The over bearing vegetation is moisture laden sem decidous. The typical vegetation is basically determined by rainfall and ground water supplies. The forest is rich in tropical hard woods like Wawa, Esa, Kyenkyen etc. 
 
GEOLOGY AND SOIL

Geology
The constituency is endowed with a number of resources, which are potentials for development. Some of these resource potentials are tapped whilst others are not. The resources include gold, rock, sand, stone, clay deposits and forest resources.
 
Gold deposits are located in Adwuampong, Ampabame No. 1, Ahenema Kokoben, Nkoranza, Trede, Trabuom, Kyekyebon and Aduwamase. The constituency however, cannot be said to be a mining constituency sine information gathered was only on specific mining pits that have  been abandoned. Sand deposits are located at Konkori, Trabuom, Twedie, Adwumwamase, Dida, Gyeke, Afrancho and Asaago. Stone deposits are located at Mpatasie, Ampabame No. 1 and 2, Kwanwoma, Aboabo Kese and Ahenema Kokoben. Rock deposits on the other hand are located at Ampeyoo, Kokoben and Nwineso No. 1, 2 and 3.
 
Soil
The constituency has six main soil types that are described as follows:
Soil developed over granite  and associated rocks
Kumasi – Offin Compound Association
Bommon –Offin Compound Association Soil developed over the upper and lower Birimian Rocks
Bekwai – Oda Compound Association
Bekai – Akomadan – Oda Compound Association
Kobeda – Bechem – Sebenso –Oda Compound
Atukrom – Asikuma Association
The Kumasi –Offin and Bosom –Offin Compound Association have similar characteristics. They are well drained and made of quartz gravels and iron – stone nodules in the sub-soil. They are mostly found in the western and the middle  -belt of the district respectively. They support both cash and food crops such as coffee, cocoa, oil palm, citrus, vegetables, maize just to mention a few.
 
The Bekwai –Oda, Bekwai – Akomadan – Oda and Kobeda –Bechem – Sebenso –Oda Compound Associatino also have a similar characteristics. The associations are found mostly in the Western, North – Eastern and Eastern parts of the District respectively. These soils are moderately well-drained and support cash crops, legumes and food crops.
The Atukrom –Asikuma Association is well drained in some parts. The soil supports food and tree crops as well as vegetable and sugarcane production.
 

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