The culture of a people can influence their behaviour, beliefs, dressing and other attributes of life that can have direct influence on their socio-economic development. As mentioned earlier, the district is inhabited by two main tribal groups (Konkomba and Anufor) with different cultural values and practices among the peoples.
Some cultural beliefs and practices are constraints to development. For instance, that children should not eat eggs because they would grow to become thieves is common among the northern tribes. Also some cultural values and practices of the people tend to perpetuate illiteracy, poverty, disease and ignorance, which are all at variance with social, economic and political development. The Anufor have two major festivals celebrated during the year (Kulbi and Fire). Festivals observed by the Konkomba are Yam Festival, Pito Festival and the Fire Festival. It is possible to have bush fires during the Fire Festival.
Traditional religion is practiced among many people. Superstition and soothsaying surround all festivals and funeral performance. The waste in the form of foodstuff and animals during these festivals and funeral performance are constraints to development. There are a few shrines and sacred groves spotted around the District, which could be preserved and developed as a tourist attraction. Some of these are the tortoise shrine, the Grave of the Gold Coast Policeman, German Rest Houses and Bridges and the Human Bones at Kpeigu located at Saboba and Kpalba.
Date Created : 4/13/2018 5:03:19 AM