Major festivals celebrated in the District include the Yam and Senkyeba Festivals by the people of Nkonya; Akwantutenten by the people of Worawora; Frikosuo Afahye by the people of Tapa; Fusikor and Hyireh Bo Festivals by the Bowiri; and Ovazu by the inhabitants of Akporsor.
Christianity is the main religious belief among the population in the District, representing 81.3 percent. This is followed by Islam, which is 8.5 percent, traditional religion, 4.2 percent and other religious groups making up the rest.
Ethnicity and language
There are three main ethnic groups in the District namely, the Guan, Akan and Ewe. The Guan constitutes the predominant ethnic group found in most of the localities apart from Worawora which is mainly dominated by the Akan. Unlike the Guans, the Ewes are found mostly in communities along the Volta Lake. Other ethnic groups include the Hausa, Basare, Kotokoli and Kabrewho reside in the District. The major dialects spoken are Nkonya, Twi, Ewe, Tiwuli and Akporsor.
Traditional authority in the District is vested in the chieftaincy institution which is very much respected by the people. The sphere of influence of chiefs in the District presents a potential opportunity for mobilization of people and other resources for development because they serve as unifying factors around which the communities rally for self-help initiatives. There are two established traditional councils in the District, namely the Nkonya and Tapa Traditional Councils. However, Worawora, Bowiri and Akporsor are amalgamated with the Buem Traditional Council in the Jasikan District
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