We serve our community with dignity

Hon. Philip Kwabena Boahen

(District Chief Executive)

Mr. Samuel Yirenkyi Appiah

(District Coordinating Director)

about

background

The Suaman District Assembly was established in 2012 by the Local Government (Suaman District Assembly) (Establishment) Instrument, L.I 2016 under the then Local Government Law, 1988 P.N.D.C.L 207 (now replaced by the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462).  Suaman District was curved out to stand alone as a District called Suaman District Assembly.

Our Vision

An efficient and reputable district with continuous improved living standards for its people.

Our Mission

The District Assembly exist to improve upon the quality of life of its people through efficient and effective planning in partnership with other stakeholders for sustainable utilisation of resources.

Core Functions

  1. The overall development of the district and shall ensure preparation and submission of development plans through the Western Regional Co-ordination Council (WRCC).
  2. Formulation and execution of plans for effective mobilisation of resources necessary for development.
  3. Development of basic infrastructure and services in the district.
  4. Initiation and encouragement of participation with other persons or bodies in the execution of development plans.
  5. Ensure ready access to courts in the district for the promotion of justice.
  6. Promotion and support productive and social development in the District by removing obstacles and bottlenecks that impede development.

Religious Bodies

The Dominant Religion in the Suaman District is Christianity (77.1%), followed by Islam (14.7%) with the Traditional religion and others being in the minority. ‘Eluolie’ (Yam Eating) is the major festival celebrated in the District between February and March. It is characterized by drumming, dancing and feasting. During the festival, Sons and Daughters of the District in the diaspora come home to join in the celebration and to promote Development of the area.

Christian 71.2% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 28.3%, Protestant 18.4%, Catholic 13.1%, other 11.4%), Muslim 17.6%, traditional 5.2%, other 0.8%, none 5.2% (2010 est.)

Ghana Religions - Demographics

Traditional Authorities

The Suaman District is made of one Traditional area and ruled by a Paramount Chief under the stool name ‘Odeneho’. The Paramount Chief is assisted by nine (9) Divisional Chiefs and twenty-seven (27) Sub-Chiefs who govern under him. The Paramount Chief chairs the meetings of the traditional council with the divisional Chiefs as the Cabinet of the council. Each of the Divisional Chiefs has a specific duty assigned to him by the paramount chief.

Despite the presence of Islam and Christianity, traditional religions in Ghana have retained their influence because of their intimate relation to family loyalties and local mores. The traditional cosmology expresses belief in a supreme being (referred to by the Akan as Nyame, or by the Ewe as Mawu).

Traditional Religion

Telecommunication Coverage

Telecommunication remains quite a challenge. Only three mobile telecommunication companies, MTN, TIGO and Vodafone operate in the district. These companies have their services only concentrated in the district capital with their network coverage very low. Some of the networks do not cover beyond some kilometers. This has left most of the communities outside the district capital with no mobile communication access. Access to postal services is also very poor as there is no post office in the district. All correspondents through postal services are received from a postal agent at Enchi, the Aowin district capital.

Telecommunications in Ghana include radio, television, fixed and mobile telephones, and the Internet. Telecommunications is the main economic sector of Ghana according to the statistics of the World Bank due to the Ghana liberal policy around Information and communications technology (ICT).

Telecommunications in Ghana