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Larteh

Why is the small town of Larteh so popular and famous?


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Larteh, a small town in the Eastern region of Ghana, is one of the most popular towns in in Eastern region and Ghana as a whole. In fact you will hardly meet an average Ghanaian who hasn’t heard of Larteh in his or her lifetime.

But why is Larteh popular and famous? and for what exactly?

Well the land of Larteh is one of the ancient towns in Ghana, first settled on my the Guans who are regarded as one of the first groups of people to migrate to present day Ghana.

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But Larteh is not popular because it is an ancient town founded centuries ago, the town is reputed to have one of the most revered gods in Ghana in the name of Akonedi. A mere mention of Larteh reminds every one of the god, Akonedi.


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Since the documentation of Ghana’s history, Larteh has been regarded as the traditional judgement grounds of Ghana where people who feel aggrieved or cheated visit to consult Akonedi in a bid to seek for justice.

The presence of this deity has single-handedly made Larteh a famous and well-known town, feared by many for the alleged mysterious power of its deity.

Entrance of the Akonedi shrine

Entrance of the Akonedi shrine

Tourists adventurous enough make the sacred journey to Larteh, located in the Akuapem North District of the Eastern region of Ghana, just to catch a glimpse of this feared shrine and what makes it so revered by all and sundry.

For the curious minds and daredevils who like to challenge their fears or satisfy their curiosity, a trip to the old shrine could be the ultimate test of one’s bravery and satisfaction of curiosity.


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Akesse Moise Sanza is a Travel & Tourism Consultant, Travel Blogger, Anti-Human Trafficking & Safe Migration Advocate and a Traveler.

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