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Amedzofe Township: History And Tourism


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Amedzofe is a popular town in the Volta region, located in the newly created Ho-west District Assembly, and lies in the mountainous North of the regional capital. Historically, Amedzofe is one of the few volta regional towns that saw development very early in its history, with developmental initiatives such as school buildings being constructed there as early as the late 1800s by the German missionaries who had settled in the area.

In the 1800s when the Europeans were flooding Ghana for various purposes including trading and missionary works, the Germans chose to settle in the then unknown and relatively obscure township of Amedzofe, due to the cool and humid climate of the area as opposed to the hostile tropical and warm weather in other parts of the country.

The Germans referred to Amedzofe as their national headquarters where all the German officials, traders and missionaries were based, calling it a Home away from home.


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It is believed that the Germans spent more than sixty years in Amedzofe with official document stating 1842 as the year they settled in the town and by the time they departed in the early 1900s, they had put up a lot of basic infrastructure like schools and other buildings which could be used for various purposes.

One of the schools built by the Germans, the German Missions School, is what is today known as the Amedzofe EP Training College after it was converted from a basic school to a teacher training institution long after the Germans had left.

Tourism

The Amedzofe Township is also blessed with a number of tourist sites (including Mount Gemi and Ote falls) which have proven to be of great importance to the community and district at large in terms of revenue generation and employment creation.

Amedzofe has a population of 5,500 based on the last population census which was carried out some years ago.


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