Akatsi

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Akatsi

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District Capital
Aerial view of roads leading to Accra, Dzodze and Aflao (from left)
Aerial view of roads leading to Accra, Dzodze and Aflao (from left)
Akatsi is located in Ghana
Akatsi
Akatsi
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 06°07′51.68″N 00°47′53.56″E / 6.1310222°N 0.7982111°E / 6.1310222; 0.7982111Coordinates: 06°07′51.68″N 00°47′53.56″E / 6.1310222°N 0.7982111°E / 6.1310222; 0.7982111
CountryFlag of Ghana.svg Ghana
RegionVolta Region
DistrictAkatsi South District
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)GMT
Area code(s)0966

Akatsi is a small town and is the capital of Akatsi South District, a district in the Volta Region of Ghana.[1]

Economy[edit]

Economic activities in Akatsi are mainly Subsistence agriculture coupled with vibrant buying and selling. Smuggling of clothing from Lomé in Togo through Aflao (the south-eastern border town of Ghana) to Accra.[citation needed] The trans-West Africa highway linking Lomé to Accra through Akatsi also aids an active male dominated transportation business in Akatsi.

Demographics[edit]

The inhabitants of Akatsi are Avenor Ewes and the main language of any social and economic interaction is Ewe. The Ewe settled in the area after the exodus of Ewe tribe from Notsie in Togo to this area in the seventeenth century.

Education[edit]

Akatsi is home to the teacher training educational institution Akatsi College of Education, which includes over 700 students and has achieved a good reputation in the area for educating tutors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akatsi District". Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-07-15.

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