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Asimah, Edem

Constituency: South Dayi
Region: Volta Region
Party: NDC
Occupation/Profession: Development Worker/Architect/Quantity Surveyor
Parliamentary Seat: majority

Date of Birth: March 19 1955
Hometown:    Peki Wudome Volta Region
Highest Education: MA (Development Stadis) ISS, The Hague, Netherlands, 1992
Profession: Development Planners       
Last Employment: Regional Director, Greater Accra Reg. Office of Community Sanitation Agency, Accra.        
Marital Status: Married (with five children)
Religion: Christianity (Evangelical Presbyterian)                             
Votes Obtained: 12,309 votes count of the 19,596, valid volt Cast 62.81% Others: Felix Lartey (PPP) 3,123= 15.94 % Kofi Clemence Sabon-Asare (CPP) 3,082 = 15.94% and Freeman Ameyibor (PPP) 1,082 =5.52%

 

 

TOURISM

This sector has very little significance on the local economy as it is characterized by
•    Undeveloped/unpublicized tourist sites
•    Inadequate hospitality Infrastructure

There are a number of tourist attractions which could be developed to attract tourists.  The history of education and the establishment of the E.P. Church through the activities of the Missionaries have footprints and relics in Peki including the first churches, the seminary and the official German Colonial guest house for the missionaries and other visiting German colonial officials.

Other objects of interest are the vehicle of the late Dr. Ephraim Amu (the author of twi version of Ghana National Anthem) and the tomb of the renowed Industralist and Feminist, Dr. Esther Ocloo. The development of the proposed Ephraim Amu Centre in honour of the renowned musicologist as well as the tomb of the renowned Industrialist and feminist Dr. Esther Ocloo into attractive tourist sites.

In addition, activities at Dzemeni market with some amount of modernized barter trade still practised and the mode of arrival and departure could be packaged into a tourist attraction.

The tourist sites of the constituency should be developed and marketed as a package inextricably linked with the attractions of the Hohoe area.

TOPOLOGY AND DRAINAGE

The most conspicuous physical features of the South Dayi costituency are the Akwapim-Togo-Atakora ranges which form the eastern boundaries between South Dayi and Ho constituencies, south of latitude 3028’N. Scattered over the constituency are hills and ridges, which give the topography an undulating nature. Examples of these hills are at Tsatee, Akpato, Amekulotoe, Gleme and Abanyakoe. The topography makes land for building in most towns and large scale mechanized farming in the constituency a little difficult.  However, the rolling hills combining with the serene view overlooking the Volta Lake at various locations in the constituency provide great potential for eco-tourism.

The Volta Lake and other streams drain the District. The Volta Lake runs virtually along the whole of the western boundary. It provides a thriving fishing ground for communities along the lake. Dzemeni provides the major fish landing and marketing center in the constituency

CLIMATE AND VEGETATION

Climate
The climate of the constituency is tropical and is greatly influenced by the Southwest monsoons from the South Atlantic and dry harmattan winds from the Sahara. There are two rainy seasons, the major one from mid-April to early July and the minor one from September to November. The average annual rainfall ranges between 900mm and 1300mm whilst the average temperate is 300C. However, there are considerable variations in the onset, duration and intensity of the monthly rainfall.

Vegetation
The vegetation of the constituency is a mix of guinea woodland and deciduous forest. The savanna woodlands consist of grass with scattered trees including acacia, bamboos, and baobabs. The semi deciduous forests are found on the slopes of the Akwapim-Togo-Atakora hills and the hills found at Tsatee, Kpalime and Dzemeni areas. Much of the forests have however been lost due to lumbering and bad farming/bush burning practices

GEOLOGY AND SOIL

The major soil types in the constituency are the savanna ochrosols and ground water laterites. This is a sandy loam type of soil with local adaptation. But along the Volta alluvial silty loams predominate.Soils in the constituency are of low organic matter, low fertility and low moisture holding capacity. There is widespread soil erosion at various parts of the constituency.

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