CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS STRUCTURE
Ethnicity and Language Groups
In terms of ethnicity, Buem forms majority (65.0%) of the people in the District; followed by Ewe (20.0%) and Kotokoli (15.0%). The District therefore has a heterogeneous population but they co-exist peacefully. They also celebrate yam festivals ona yearly basis with Buem Congress, which brings together all daughters and Sons of Buem in one agreed community yearly to plan the development agenda for the entire District.
The Jasikan District has four traditional Councils with its paramount chief at Buem Bodada and the traditional council has its District Office at Jasikan.
The past political instability in the republic of Togo has to a large extent increased the illegal migrants in the district resulting in diverse ethnic groups in the District.
The people of the District are therefore heterogeneous but they co-exist with a high level of social cohesion and peace. They also celebrate yam festivals on yearly basis with a Buem Congress which brings together all daughters and sons of Buem to plan the development agenda for the entire District.
The Jasikan District has four (4) traditional councils with its paramountcy head at Buem Bodada. The traditional council has its District office at Jasikan with requisite staff for its effective work.
Three main religions exist in the district. These are the Christians (75.8%), Islam (12.7%) and traditionalists (6.6%). The Christian Religion is further divided into the Catholic (27.8%), The Protestants (19.6%), The Pentecostal/Charismatic (22.7%), and Other Christians (5.7%). Islam has a percentage of 12.7%, Traditionalists also make up 6.6% and the others make up 0.6% of the population. 4.3% of the population has no religion as depicted in the table below.
Jasikan District tourism potentials have largely been untapped. Unfortunately, the district lacks the much needed data on the sector such as data on the rich cultural and traditional festivals. Among the natural attractions are the climate, mountains and other natural features and scenic beauty which together provide a broad base for the development of eco-tourism, recreation and various types of resorts.
The District has quite a number of interesting places like “crater lake” at Bodada and a cave at Ketsi Nkwanta, which have the potential for serving as major tourist spots. A number of festivals like Lilubodi and Banyangute Limeyi are celebrated by different traditional areas at different times and they are major tourism activities. All the traditional areas come together annually to celebrate one festival known as the Buem Congress.
Date Created : 11/21/2017 2:05:47 AM