Meet The Grandfather Of President Akuffo Addo Who Was Also A Chief And Fought In The Yaa Asantewaa War

Nana Sir Ofori Atta was the Okyehene or the king of Skin Abuakwa. Nana Sir Ofori Atta was born on 11th October 1881 and became one of the influential kings in then Gold Coast.

He was made the king of Akim Abuakwa, a place located in the Eastern region in the year 1912. Nana Sir Ofori Atta graduated from the Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong.

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He left the seminary to work as a clerk. He later joined the African Frontier Force. This was an army formed by the British colonial masters.

The role played by Nana Sir Ofori Atta in Ghana’s history cannot be forgotten. He fought in the Yaa Asantewaa War in 1901 before being crowned Omanhene of Akim Abuakwa.

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He became the second African member of the Legislative Council of the Gold Coast in 1916. He was interested in ensuring that everyone gets formal education. Sir Ofori Atta created the Ofori Dynasty.

This was to ensure that formal education spreads throughout Akim Abuakwa, starting with his own family. He later died on 21st August 1943.


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