There is a great potential for tourism in the Ketu District. The district has these attractions for investors.
There are beaches fringed with coconut trees along the coastline stretching from Aflao to Blekusu. The beaches are potential tourist sites; however the District Assemblv has not been able to mobilize the needed capital to develop the potential. There are however, some hotels and places of entertainment by the beaches. Some of these are: Coastal Breeze and Hotel Vilcabamba.
There are many shrines in the Kctu district, some of which are noted for healing. Notable among them are the Nyigbla shrine of Afife, the Zakadza shrine at Nogokpo and the Adzima shrine of Klikor. These shrines observe annual festivals of ritual ceremonies, which attract hundreds of people all over the countrv and beyond. Apart from these ritual ceremonies of the shrines, there are exciting traditional festivals celebrated by a good number of communities in the district.
Below are some of the traditional festivals, associated shrines and their significance.
The Performing Arts
Apart from dance and music forms attached to shrine worship, there are many dance groups in every village and town of Ketu. These groups perform at social functions like durbars, funerals, and festivals. The exceptional groups are the:
1. Agumadze Dance-Drama Group of Atiteti
2. Adzogbo Groups of Klikor and Aflao
3. Dagbe Cultural Troupe of Korpeyia
4. Tagbolo Group of Dzodze
5. Dogbo Dance Company of Denu
6. Norvisi Cultural Troupe of Hedzranawo
Ethnicity and religion
The district is heterogeneous in ethnicity a feature, which promotes development. The ethnic groupings include Ewes, Akans, Gas, Hausas, and Ga Adangmes. About 62% of the sample populations are Ewes, Akans, Gas and Hausas constitute 36"o (each group has 6%) and the Ga Adangmes 2%. According to the survey the other ethnic groups are found largely in the Dzodze and Penyi Area Councils.
Date Created : 11/21/2017 6:03:46 AM
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