Posted in Ghana, Sefwi-Wiawso District

SEFWI-WIAWSO: The Land of Sunshine (The Story behind the Name)

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SEFWI-WIAWSO is one of the popular towns in the Northern part of the Western Region because of its contributions to food and cocoa production, however not many have delved to unravel the story behind the name Sefwi Wiawso which literally means “The Sunshine Town”.

The Sefwis first settled at Asaman and its surrounding communities among them is Bosom-miaso.
The people those days took a number of ways in other to make a living which included farming and hunting since the forests had abundance reserves of game and fertile lands.

It was through these hunting that the people happened to discover the hill top lands of what constitute the Wiawso Township today.

Later the lands proved to be very suitable for agricultural activities. As farmers they took advantage of the fertile nature of the newly explored territories and established cocoa farms there.

a1e74e41407cbc66da6f953b243f278b_LHistory counts further that, among the pioneer farmers was one old lady called Korkor Adjoa who was the wife of the Sefwi Chief, Kwasi Panyin Bumamgama.

The old lady was said to have made a ground-nut farm on the hills where the sun remained visible for a greater part of the day as they stood higher than the surrounding lands.

In view of the nature of the topography that made it possible for the sun to be present for the most part of the day, the old lady, Korkor Adjoa the ground nut farmer used to refer to the farm place as “Awia woso” and that is the place of the ever-present sun.

This is the place that later became Sefwi-Wiawso when the people came to make their home.

It was at a later period that the Sefwi King, Kwasi Bumamgama who was a distinguished hunter came to kill an elephant during hunting on the “Awia woso” high land. And here it is said that he set up a hut and raised a platform to dry the meat.

In the cause of time, the adventurous king came to realize that the new location would be significant and key strategic importance for settlement, especially in view of the rampant wars among the people in the area at that period of time.

To him, it was better to stay on the hill in other to see any advancing enemies from any of the low lying lands.

So under King Kwasi Bumamgama, the sixth King of Sefwi State, the people finally moved and made a new home at the Awia woso hills.

The Awia woso settlement is what has developed to become Sefwi-Wiawso of Present day.

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Posted in A Lettter to Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah pt2, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, galamsey, Ghana, poverty, power cirses

A Lettter to Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah pt2

To Our Dearest: Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Dear, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, I am sincerely glad and highly honored writing to you this day.
Without any doubt at all I strongly believe that God`s own angels are at your service minutes after minutes.
I am glad you are reading from me, your beloved Mohammed.  I wish you an ever lasting peace in your abode, a very blissful and divine tranquility on this occasion; I want to bring to your notice, some pressing issues in our beloved Ghana..

Dear Dr. Nkrumah, both my parents, the people I trust most have sincerely testified positively about your honesty to our motherland Ghana and the entire continent of Africa and its black race. From your time of   departure from us, your successive colleagues in government have really shown us that you were truly an angel, a man of Dignity, a Peaceful, Loving and Caring angel in a human flesh, in fact we have really known the true meaning of politics and political parties and politicians.

 They have messed up the country, sold us to slavery once again, looted our resources into their personal foreign accounts, brought back the poll tax ordinance, destroyed our educational system, made our farmers poor, collapsed the numerous factories you built to provide employment for us and now they have sold  all the remaining ones to white foreigners, and above all sold our lands including your birthplace Nkroful to foreign miners who have started  bombardments of our only holy mother land , cutting and piercing through it wombs and intestines for its God given resources.

Today our water bodies are totally polluted with dangerous and highly consequential toxins which is killing us slowly and most seriously causing hundreds of deformities in our new borns. Our so called Health Ministry is now in alliance with enemies of the black existence and with their own personal greedy interests they are in strong partnership injecting our children with diseases in the cover of vaccines against all kinds of diseases.
 We are forced to sleep in the deepest of darkness without electricity, the little electricity is sold out to neighbouring countries without accountability, and with impunity our markets have been the targets of some mafias who are reaping from the woes of our market women/men and on daily basis they subject these most important markets to fire attacks and without any form of solution our leaders play propaganda with our woes.

Sadly enough we are swallowed up by swamp of flies, mosquitoes, engulfed by filth, forced to sell on the streets. In fact dear Dr. Nkrumah, in a nutshell we have been deceived, lied to, enslaved, oppressed, suppressed and taken for fools in our own motherland.

Our dire appeal to you is, we beg you to forgive us, on behalf of our old people and the current generation, we have come to our senses how we made our enemies fool us for too long without us giving it a second thought. We betrayed you and we indeed regret that and in pain we beg for your forgiveness.
We pray you ask God to permit you to come to our rescue once again before the Chinese starts to rool our lands onto trains and ships away for their good.

Please come to our aid before they begin to sell us in boats and ships like they use to do. For now, we are anxiously looking forward to seeing you to liberating us once more.
Corruption and bribery and pen-robbery from the top level of the presidency to the lowest level of society has engulfed us and we are sinking in its silt like never before, please save us, save us now, save us like never before. In anticipation to hearing from you, Thank you.
Your son

P.O.Box CO 3065
Tema/GA/GHANA.
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Accra City A Glimpse

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Posted in A people Divided, Africa, Ghana, mdnuhu, new Democracy, traditional life

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A people divided
Perhaps the most tragic of all the changes I have observed in recent Ghana is the vicious circle in which individual insecurity contributes to a weakening of family and community ties, which in turn further shakes individual self-esteem. Consumerism plays a central role in this whole process, since emotional insecurity contributes to a hunger for material status symbols. The need for recognition and acceptance fuels the drive to acquire possessions—possessions that will make you somebody. Ultimately, this is a far more important motivating force than a fascination for the things themselves.
It is heartbreaking to see people buying things to be admired, respected, and ultimately loved, when in fact the effect is almost inevitably the opposite. The individual with the new shiny car is set apart, and this furthers the need to be accepted. A cycle is set in motion in which people become more and more divided from themselves and from one another.
I’ve seen people divided from one another in many ways. A gap is developing between young and old, male and female, rich and poor, Christian and Muslim, and the Traditionalists. The newly created division between modern, educated expert and illiterate, ‘backward’   farmer is perhaps the biggest of all. Modernised Ghanaians have more in common with someone from The United State of America and United Kingdom than with their own relatives who have remained on the land, and they tend to look down on anyone less modern. Some children living in the modern sector are now so distanced from their parents and grandparents that they don’t even speak the same language. Educated in English and French, they are losing mastery of their native tongue.
Around the world, another consequence of development is that the men leave their families in the rural sector to earn money in the modern economy. The men become part of the technologically based life outside the home and are seen as the only productive members of society. In my country, the roles of male and female are becoming increasingly polarised as their work becomes more differentiated.
Women become invisible shadows. They do not earn money for their work, so they are almost no longer seen as ‘productive’. Their work is not included as part of the Gross National Product. In government statistics, the 40% or so of Ghanaians who work in the modern sector are listed according to their occupations; the other 60%—housewives and traditional farmers—are lumped together as ‘non-workers’. Farmers and women are coming to be viewed as inferior, and they themselves are developing feelings of insecurity and inadequacy.
Over the years I have seen the strong, outgoing women of my country being replaced by a new generation—women who are unsure of themselves and extremely concerned with their appearance. Traditionally, the way a woman looked was important, but her capabilities—including tolerance and social skills—were much more appreciated.
Despite their new dominant role, men also clearly suffer as a result of the breakdown of family and community ties.
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