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General News of Monday, 11 May 2020


People & Places: A look into the history of the Osu people - Part 1

Ga also spelled Gan, or Gã, people of the southeast coast of Ghana, speak the Kwa branch of Niger-Congo dialect.

The Ga-speaking people were organized into six independent towns (Accra, Osu, Labadi, Teshi, Nungua, and Tema). Each town had a stool, which served as the central object of Ga ritual and war magic.

In our latest edition of People & Places, GhanaWeb focused on the history of the Osu Nadu/Klottey Clan in Accra. The project serialized in two parts, had the Wor-Lumor of Osu reveal very interesting stories about his people.

He spoke about how the first Wor-Lumor of Osu was pressured to provide 12 virgins to appease the chief of Osuko in the now Shai Osudoku district because of missing treasured beads.

He revealed to the People & Places team, that the Gas are descendants of the tribe of Levi and were the people that carried the Ark of Covenant to Ethiopia.

As to whether they were defeated by the Akwamu's or not, find out in the latest edition of People & Places.

Watch the full video below:

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