Northern Factors in Asante History

Emmanuel Akyeampong

Kete Krachi


Nana Ojiminkpa II, Bosomfuo (priest) of Krachi Dente Shrine (in white) with shrine officials

Nana Ojiminkpa II, Bosomfuo (priest) of Krachi Dente Shrine (in white) with shrine officials

Date: July 24, 2010
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Nana Ojiminkpa II, Bosomfuo (priest) of Krachi Dente Shrine (in white) with shrine officials
Krachi Dente, a Guan deity that relocated from Larteh in Akuapem to Krachi, was one of the most revered deities in precolonial Asante. It was consulted often by the Asante state in matters of war.
Abandoned colonial building in Kete Krachi

Abandoned colonial building in Kete Krachi

Date: July 24, 2010
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Abandoned colonial building in Kete Krachi
Old Krachi was flooded when the River Volta was dammed to create the Volta Lake and a hydroelectric dam in Ghana in the mid-1960s. Inhabitants, including the deity Dente, relocated to what is now new Krachi.