No tribe came from Ghana! Ewe and Akan settled in Gold Coast before Independence.

Hayford A. Anyidoho

Stop the bigotry, educate yourself, after your class 3 teacher failed to enlighten you!

Origin in brief

The Akan are not from Ghana, the Ewe are not from Togo, a group of Ewe people only settled in Togo, whereas some found peace in Benin and Nigeria and present-day Ghana. Sources have it that, their migration started in modern Egypt. The exodus took them through the Saharan desert to Sudan, Ethiopia, the river Niger, the old Ghana Empire, then to Nigeria, Benin, Togo, and Ghana.

Ewe and Akan in then Gold Coast

Ewe did not join Ghana after the second World War. In fact, prior to the outbreak of the first World War, a group of Ewe, Fante and the northern neutral territories have already joined the British Gold Coast Colony to which the Ashanti territories were later incorporated.

According to Amenumey, the Ewe in the British Gold Coast Colony actively supported their overlords during the First World War, while those in French Togoland mostly withheld loyalty from their own colonizer, in the hopes that the defeat of the Germans would unify the Ewe peoples under one government.

The  British Togoland comprised of a portion of modern Ghana stretching from the north-eastern to the south-eastern part.

Figure 2: Map of British Togoland and French Togoland

Keta and many other ewe townships were already part of the  Gold Coast, as confirmed by the aforementioned Fig.2 .

The title of the  Book The Ewe-Speaking People of Togoland and the Gold Coast: Western Africa Part VI (Ethnographic Survey of Africa) by Madeline Manoukian corroborates furthermore, that there were a group of Ewe which settled on the  Gold Coast, whereas others remained in Togoland.

In 1946, British Togoland, the Ashanti protectorate, and the Fante protectorate were merged with the Gold Coast to create one colony, which became independent as Ghana in 1957.  (Ewes) (Exodus of the Ewes)



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