Cultural Heritage


The Ahafo region is also noted for remarkable tourist sites. They include:

  1. Mim Buo at Mim
  2. Mim Lake at Mim
  3. Asumura White-Necked Rock fowl Conservation.

Asumura White-Necked Rock Fowl Conservation located in the forests of Asumura near Akrodie in the Ahafo Region, is the home of very rare species of colored birds that are considered as one of Africa’s most desirable birds by birders. The white-necked rock fowl is lanky with a long neck and tail. It only hops and has its mud-built nest built beneath giant hanging rocks.

  1. Okomfo Anokye tree at Sankore


Apoo festival

It is celebrated for the purification of individuals as a way to get rid of social evils. It takes place in a span of one week and incorporates numerous traditional cultural activities. On the sixth day, a procession known as Apoo marks the end of the festival

Yam Festival

The festival is celebrated as a way to welcome the new yam and it is celebrated in August and December.

Adekyem Festival

Celebrated in the month of November by the Bechem people. Bechem was formally called ‘Abekyease’ came into existence after Nana Osei Tutu I and his victorious war leaders sat to share their booty or spoils of wars at Abekyese. History has it that the chiefs said, “We shall divide our booty here” (Yebekye mu wo ha), hence the name Bechem. After the Gyaman war with Abo Kofi, the war booty was shared at Bechem and has been called so to date.

Ethnic Groups

The Akan is the largest ethnic group which is made of the Bonos and Ahafos. The other ethnic groups include:

1. Mo or Dagba

2. Nafana

3. Guan

4. Kolongo

5. Mande

7. Nchumuru

8. Banda

Date Created : 9/6/2023 12:00:00 AM