There are basically three (3) major religious in the Distric: 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 District. 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
The traditional set up in the District 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 district, there are several such traditional rulers. The district 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 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 district can be categorized into two broad areas.
• Chiefs (Abrempong) who report directly to the Otumfuo.
• Chiefs who report to the Kumasi traditional Chiefs
Date Created : 11/23/2017 5:23:36 AM