Kidd's on a mission

August 4, 2011

Felicia’s Village

Filed under: News Updates @ 6:28 pm and

While in Ho, Felicia and Samuel took us on a journey to Felicia’s home town Amedzofe. This is a settlement perched on the high peaks of the Akuapem-Togo range of the Volta region, 36 km North-West of Ho, the capital of the Volta Region. Amedzofe is the highest point of human habitation in Ghana at a height of 677m above sea level. We then climbed  Mountain Gemi the second highest mountain in Ghana over 840m.
     It is believed that one cannot walk a distance of 20meters in any direction without descending or climbing a slope.  This was a very special morning, as Theresa and I love hiking.
     In Ewe oral history, Amedzofe  literally means ‘origin/home of humanity’. Walking around one can see evidence of Colonial German presence.

These include:

  • The Amedzofe Training School, built in 1880 by German Missionaries,
  • The Magnificent E.P Church building and
  • The German Missionary cemetery which have all been preserved till date.

We then ate lunch with Felecia’s family and ended the day with a thrill-seeking taxi ride down the mountain. You could live 5 lifetimes and never experience half of what we have done in the last month!

 – Joe <><


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