History: A closer look at how Gas, Ewes, others came to bear Akuapem names

History: A closer look at how Gas, Ewes, others came to bear Akuapem names

- The Kronti Asafohene of Akropong, Nana Addo Kwataa, has explained how Gas, Ewes, and other tribes came to bear Akuapem names

- Nana Addo Kwataa attributed the occurrence to intermarriages

- The renowned chief sat for an interview with Ghanaweb

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While it is no longer a surprise to hear an indigene of the Ga, Ewe, or other tribes bearing an Akan name, particularly that of the Akuapems, the occurrence keeps rising.

The Kronti Asafohene of Akropong, Nana Addo Kwataa, explains this phenomenon is a result of the rise in intermarriages between Akuapems and Gas.

According to him, this is because the Gas are the closest tribe to the Akuapem people in terms of proximity.

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History: A closer look at how Gas, Ewes, others came to bear Akuapem names
Nana Addo Kwataa Photo credit: UGC
Source: UGC

Speaking in an interview with Ghanaweb, Nana Addo Kwataa indicated it is now easy to hear the Neequaye’s, Obodai’s, and Pappoe’s in Akropong due to this.

He noted there’s a town within the Akuapem enclave called Katse where the major indigenous language the people speak is Ga.

Nana Addo Kwataa also said one could hear a Ga man called Opare in the Ga territory.

In the same vein, Ewe names such as Mawuli and Enyonam that one normally hears in Ho can now be heard in Akuapem.

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He added there are some people in Akuapem bearing names of Northerners due to intermarriages.

Nana Addo Kwataa said it is no longer a surprise because it is so common that they have all tribes coming in.

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