Culture

History Of The Akyem State I

OKYEMAN TE ASE!  OKYEMAN is a traditional area in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Historically, it has been attested that the AKYEMS were one of the first Akan tribes to migrate southwards after the fall of the ancient SONGHAI EMPIRE. The Akyem states, commonly known as “AKYEM MANSA”, consists of three main independent states, all grouped in the Eastern Region, ...

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Festivals In The Eastern Region (Odwira)

The festival is celebrated in Aburi, Akropong-Akwapim,Larteh, Amanorkrom, and Ahwerase in the period of September/October. It significance if the annual thanksgiving to God for his merciful care and protection; customary purification of the land and people by the chiefs and priests for the spiritual and social renewal to face the trials and triumphs of another year; Reaffirmation of loyalties within ...

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Let’s Explore Volta Region (Hogbetsotso)

Hogbetsotso Festival is celebrated by the people of Anlo in the Volta Region of Ghana. The celebration starts in the month of November at Anloga, which is the traditional and ritual capital of the Anlo state. Festival is a day that unfolds Ewe history and brings to play the memories of legendary exodus and heroic acts of men of boldness ...

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Festivals In The Eastern Region (Dipo)

Dipo is a Ghanaian traditional festival celebrated by the people of Odumase in the Eastern region of Ghana. The festival is one of the famous and important festivals in Ghana. The shai and the Ada people alsoperform this rite. The festival is celebrated in the month of April every year. Dipo rites have been practiced since the eleventh century, and their ...

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Let Explore Volta Region (Tourist Sites)

This region is also dominated by the River Volta and Lake Volta, on its western flank. The lake is a source of power, and much of the water for the region; it is the water highway to the north, a great fishing lake as well as a popular recreational area. The festivals and ceremonies reflect the rich diversity of history ...

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Let’s Explore Volta Region I

Volta Region (or Volta), is one of Ghana’s ten administrative regions, with Ho designated as its capital. It is located west of Republic of Togo and to the east of Lake Volta. Divided into 25 administrative districts, the region is multi-ethnic and multilingual, including groups such as the Ewe, the Guan, and the Akan peoples. The Guan peoples include the ...

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Akuapem People: Their History II

The sudden death of the woman aroused much public suspicion and anger and after native physicians had examined and declared the cooked medicine as poisonous, the servant responsible, was in consequence, beheaded without trial;  and Ntow Abasaa, hearing of this fled into the forest. After the funeral of the woman numbers of her family and the towns people not to ...

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Akuapem People: Their History I

The Akuapem people are an amalgamation of indigenous patriarchal, Volta-Camoe-speaking Guans and matriarchal, Kwa-speaking Akan people occupying the mountainous Akuapem Hills in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The Akuapem people are the most peaceful, respectful and humblest of all Ghanaian tribes. They are only people even when they want to insult you, they start with an apology. For example for ...

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The Administrative Hierarchy of the Asante Kingdom

As the Asante Kingdom grew powerful, it started with the unity plan , the objective of the founding fathers of the union . The unity idea was crowned with the descent of the Golden Stool which all of them vowed to protect and defend it . The chief of Kumase state on whose laps the Golden Stool descended thus became ...

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LET’S LOOK A BIT INTO THE ANCIENT ASHANTI EMPIRE

Ashanti was a monarchy with a bureaucracy financed through taxes. The sys¬tem of tax collection was one of apportionment among the levels of the social strata that were required to bear the tax burden. Accounting controls over funds which finally reached the coffers of the monarch involved boxes. The operations and uses of Adaka Kesie (the Big Box) and Apim ...

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