Prior to the founding of Akuapem Statethe institution of chieftancy as we know of today was non-existent. Nana Ofei Kwasi Agyeman of the Aduana fame ,a trader from Gyakitiand a chief in his own right,had already left Akwamu with his people to live at a village called Adenya.

Surrounded by his band of Mpoti Asafo with their proverbial seven guns. He later settled at Boampong Kaabi the Northern part of present day Akropong. When the Akwamus brutalities on the Guans and the Kyerepongs had gone beyond control and intolerable the leadership had these settlers summond a meeting to chart and discuss a way out of their predicaments. Nana Offei Kwasi. His suggestion was accepted. The Okyenhene and elders readily agreed to help. He therefore dispatched his warrious led by his nephew Safori to join the bandwagon of the Guans and the Kyerepongs.

Unable to withstand the shock of this highland change, the Akwamu forces broke, scattered and fled across the Volta river to the present day Akwamufie. The remnants of Akwamuthe people of present Aburi and its envious readily submit themselves to the new power ,and thus pave the way for the establishment of Akuapem State as enshrined in the famous Abotakyi Accord in The common enemy The Akwamus having been driven away, and besides the fear that they might return, became the need to institute an internal security system to face any future eventuality.

The Akim warlords thus arranged a meeting among the Guans and the Kyereponds at Abotakyi. The purpose was to organise the territory into an order known as Twi millitary Order. This consideration influenced the need of allocating offices and creating of new stools.

Five divisions were created to rule the state under King Saforiwith the later as Okuapehene. The five divisions are: Adonten number 1, belonging to Nana Offei Kwasi Agyeman for his role as warrior during the war. Adonten number 2 went to the remnants of Akwamu for occupying the central position of the ridge. The Gyase position went to Nana Akompi Kwatia of Amanokrom for he being the brother of Okyenheneand also custodian of Okuapehene palace regalia and paraphenalia.

The Nifa position was given to the five Kyerepong towns with its headquarters at Awukugua for his role of negotiating the meeting. The Benkum division was given to the Guans at Larteh. At the first traditional council meeting the Gyakiti warlord was crowned as the senior divisional chief and next commander-in-chief whenever the Okuapehene is away. Number1 title re- designated to Krontihenea title which did not change his position and status in the heirachy of Akuapemeven though Nana Yaw Boafo the then Krontihene abdicated in protest over the change.

The Krontihene remained as the second-in-command to the Okuapehene. He owns Akropongas such he is the Akroponghene. The Krontihene in concert and collaboration with the Okoman elders and the Ankobeafo administers the affairs of Akropong. In doing this the Okuapehene is consulted for his inputs. The common saying is Offei Kwasi Agyeman and his Koman.

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Inthe then Okuapehene Nana Ofori Kuma decided that the Adontenhene Number1 title re- designated to Krontihenea title which did not change his position and status in the heirachy of Akuapemeven though Nana Yaw Boafo the then Krontihene abdicated in protest over the change.It lies on the east of the ridge on the Akonnobepow. In English meaning "fire-stone".


These towns are located on the Akuapem Ridge, which runs northeastwards across the Volta Region of Ghana and extends further into the Republic of Togo. Larteh is a twin town comprising Larteh Ahenease and Larteh Kubease. The language spoken is Gua which is a stock of the Kwa. The oral tradition of Larteh Kubease claims that they came from inland and settled west of the mouth of the Volta among the Kpesi, aborigines of Guan extraction.

Larteh Kubease were led by Fianko Adeyite. On the hills they first settled at a place called Afianko. The Afianko sojourn seems to have been the briefest, since no living structures were created there. They moved to present Larteh Kubease. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Learn how and when to remove these template messages. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Languages Add links. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.Per historical accounts by the Ghanaian historian, Kwamena Poh, the Akuapem state was founded in the midth century. However, the area was marshy and therefore unsuitable for settlement. As a result, a new location, known today as Nsorem, was offered by Nana Baagyiri of Abiriw.

The paramount chief for the area is the Okuapehene. Hundred years after the founding of Akropong during the reign of Nana Addo Dankwa, a Danish minister and missionary of the Basel MissionAndreas Riis arrived in Akropong in January on a fact-finding mission, accompanied by his mulatto friend, George Lutterodt who served as his interpreter.

Andreas Riis was the only surviving missionary of his cohort. The coastal weather was much warmer than towns at higher elevation.

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On 26 MarchAndreas Riis relocated permanently to Akropong. Its relocation to the inland town of Akropong after three years was a watershed moment that led to the evangelization of the Gospel to the inhabitants of the town and spread of Christianity to the rest of the country.

At this point, he decided to permanently leave the Gold Coast for Europe with the blessing of the Basel Mission home office in Switzerland. The paramount chief organised a valedictory durbar in his honour. During the farewell ceremony, the chief made comments that implied that Christianity and the Bible was for the white man while the idolatry was reserved for the African native.

This goodbye philosophical message became food for thought for Andreas Riis and he relayed the chief's words to the Home Committee in Basel upon his return to Europe.

The West Indians revived the evangelical mission and Christian church Riis had started in The Gold Coast church became fully independent in after the British colonial government expelled the Basel missionaries as alien security risk during World War I.

Christ Presbyterian Church follows the apostolic practice and the Reformed tradition where the pastor is in charge of the local church. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Presbyterian church in Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana. Church in Akropong-Akuapem, Ghana. Andreas Riis Basel Mission.Hon Kwaku Agyemang Manu said this massive renovation of the hospital is a vision of Prez Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and to bring back the honor of Tetteh Quarshie and also for the hospital to be able to render good service to people who may be going to the facility.

Hon Agyemang Manu said the hospital would then produce their own gas and soon afterwards the hospital would go paperless. The actions and inactions of some traditional leaders and some people of Mampong and Abotakyi was clear manifestation which could disturb peace in the area and the Min for health did not turn blind eye nor deaf ears to that. He commented on that and advised all to live in peace. He stated finally that even if the hospital is raised to the best status, no health workers would like to be posted there if there is no peace within the environment.

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Necessary Always Enabled.This a well elaborated history of the people of Akuapem descent in Ghana,as a lover of history and research myself,I dissent certain aspects of your write up pertaining to how the Akyems liberated Akuapems from Akwamu terror.

Haven read extensively on Akuapem history it comes as a surprise to me to read from your write up that its not the Akyem Abuakwa but rather Kotoku that led the forces to defeat Akwamu. I believe that aspect is highly distorted. Again recently the divisional chiefs who as it were seceded from the Okuapehene's rule are back.

A new accord was subsequently signed in Koforidua recently to that effect. Aside these minor distortion of history highlighted,its an exciting read. I have being following your blog and waiting to read something extensive on the most powerful of the Akan states of the late 18th century and early 19th century Asanteman and Okyeman. I would be very grateful to read on these two powerful kingdoms.

With all due respect, the photo entitled "Akuapem men with his traditional cloth dress" is not Akuapem, it is a photo that I took of my own son, who is Fante. Since you didn't ask for my permission to use this photo, I'd like you to take it down. Post a Comment. September 11, 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 doing something silly or annoying an Akuapem will say "mi pa kyew se woye abia" I am very sorry but you are a fool.

Ghanaians refer to them as "Ofie" Home. Akuapem elders offering libation to Asaase Yaa Mother Earth. King of Mampong Akuapem on the Gold Coast At the feet of the king sits a young child, his "okra", meaning his soul. Protected by fetishs, the Okra plays the role of a human shield, who has to defend the King from evil spirits, sickness and death.

The King is the Nation. He should never be wounded or sick, or the entire nation will weaken. The Okra diverts all evil forces upon himself. He, therefore, must die with his master. During battles, the Okra would ring the small bells suspended on his neck, to show the king's presence and to stimulate the warriors' bravery.


If the king was frightned and did not want to attract the enemy's attention he would stiffle the ringing bells; his soldiers interpreted this as desertion and would abandon the battle. Larteh Kubease were led by Fianko Adeyite. On the hills they first settled at a place called Afianko. The Afianko sojourn seems to have been the briefest, since no living structures were created there.

They moved to present Larteh Kubease. On the Hills they first settled at Amanfro Amanfua ruin on the motor road leading from Mamfe to modern Larteh. As time went on, Chief Gyedu Nkansa with his chains of villages and increasing subjects contemplated on building a much bigger and more suitable capital. His real name was Akpeese Gyedu Nfe. Nfe is a Guan word which means Ankasa in Twi.The aboriginal race of Ghana all along the sea-coast and inland, at some points 15, 20, 30 and 40 miles northward, were nearly all of the Guan, Kyerepong, Le and Ahanta tribes, speaking different dialects of the Ahanta, Obutu, Kyerepong, Larteh Le and Kpeshi languages.

They seem to have extended from Asini down toTema; thence to the Volta were the districts of the Les, speaking Adangme, the mother dialect of Ga.

In the interior were the Twi or Fante tribes, who, as we suppose, when the Moslem invasion of Western Europe was stemmed, and the Christians reasserted their superiority in Spain, were driven by the Moors from central Africa into the low lying countries between the Kong Kpong mountains and the river Pra.

Hence the tradition of the Fantes about their emigration to the coast, that they separated from the other emigrants and were called Ofatewfo i. We suppose this to be more the real meaning than "Efantewfo" pickers of "efaii" i.

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The emigrants from the interior, after crossing the river Pra, travelled along it to the coast, and either subduing the aborigines or driving them along the coast, they settled in the country between Sima Chama and Dwomma Gammah, Mumfort along the sea-coast as well as in the interior.

When the Akras arrived at the coast, they met the Guans and the Ningowas who were very hospitable to them as they originated from the same place in the middle east.

The Guans later on moved to the Akuapem mountains and beyond the river Volta leaving the Akras behind. What the Lartehs say of having had 30 towns, and the Kyerepongs, also 50 towns, may be true of that time. Thus we see that the tribes of Larteh, Anum, Nkonya, and even the Bowure people in Krepe, emigrated from this coast to the other side of the Volta. The Bowures are reported to have emigrated from Mowure in Fante.

There are, however, some remnants of the aboriginal race of the Les, Kpeshis and Obutus mixed up with the Akras. All the lagoons from Laloi near Kpoh Poni on the east to the river Sakumo and the lagoon Sakumo in Apa Apam on the west were owned by the Kpeshis and Obutus or Afutu-Berekus; the first lagoon they named Sakumo nukpa the elder and the river they called Sakumo fio the younger.

The lagoons which the natives worship as their fetishes have all their religious songs in the Obutu or Kpeshi dialect. This shows that the Obutus and Kpeshis were the first settlers on this tract of land. There is, however, a tradition which says, that the lagoon Sakumo nukpa Tema Sakumo was the property of the Ningowas, who in their wars with the Labades pawned it to Adshete Ashabara, king of Tema. The Ningowas are said to have shared the tract of land between the river Sakumo and Laloi with the Akras; the boundary was the lagoon Kolete at Christiansborg.

This shows that they may have shared the land between themselves after the conquest of the Kpeshis, knowing, according to tradition, that these two tribes, Akra and Ningowa, emigrated together to this coast.

The original inhabitants of the Akuapern Hills were predominantly Guan. These towns are located on the Akuapem Ridge, which runs northeastwards across the Volta Region and extends further into Togo. Akuapem i. Nkuu apem, which means, thousand groups, is the name given to this small country by Ansa Sasraku, the king of Akwamu. The following 17 principal towns form the Akuapem state, viz. If the latter town is reckoned as two, viz.

The inhabitants belong to three, or strictly speaking, two different tribes. Akropong, the capital, and Amanokurom are peopled by emigrants from Akem, Mampong from Asante Mampong and the rest of the country by aboriginal tribes. For after the expulsion of the Akwamus from Nyanawase, there seem to have been some refugees of the place, who were of the genuine Akan tribe, with a mixture of different people, such as Berekus and Guans, who had been subjects to the Akwamus.

These joined the aboriginal tribes and are known as Ahwerase, Aburi, Atweasing and Berekuso. It is of interest to know that; 1. Nkunkreng, the place the Aburis are said to have emigrated from, sounds not like Twi but rather like Guan or Kyerepong; we, however, consider those people as Akwamu refugees.

It has been told that the Guans and Kyerepongs were numerous aboriginal tribes on the coast, and seemed to have been driven thence to the mountains by the Akras, who immigrated after them from the East. That they were then subjects to the king of Akra and were called not Akuapems but Guans or Shuoyi by the Akras. When the kingdom of Akra was destroyed by the Akwamus in aboutthe remnant of Akra as well as the Guans and Adangmes came under the Akwamu yoke.

At that time their large number was greatly diminished by incessant plunder, inroads, and emigration back to the East.Akyem Kotoku has been in existence since AD. Frm their settlement in Adanse. The ruling dynasty was and still is the Agona Clan comprising Denkyira ,Kotoku and Bodweseago believed to be blood relations. Akyem Abuakwa's were the first to settle at Akyem enclave before the Kotokus and Bosomes migrated from Adanse Akorokere and Adanse kokobiente to their current location. Abuakwa's are mainly from the Asona family and Kotoku's are also from the Agoma family the descendants of Odeifour Boamponsam and the Abotakyi accord was sigh The Akyems aided us to defeat the Akuamus around and the Abotakyi accord was sighed in which divided Akuapem into five divisions and Ofori Kuma the wofase of the then Okyenhene was made the overload of Akuapem.

The Lartey which u were referring to wasn't to banish the akyems but to create other paramountcies in addition to the Akuapem traditional Council which is the only paramountcy at Akuapem. The Denkyire empire had three main province ruled by three 3 brother. Took Kotokus through Ahuren to Mmerayem to Bomfa. Whose advice led the Kotokus to discover and establish statehood on the land presently Asanti Akyem.

The area where she was found to be pregnant is, up till today. Left the land Domeabra to daughter Nana Nimaakoaa Bretuo. Nana Afoakwah Frimpong Manso now Chief. Nana Ampin - Frimpong Manso Lineage 2. Nana Gyamdu - Frimpong Manso Lineage 3.

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