Agbozume

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Agbozume
Village
Agbozume road.jpg
Agbozume is located in Ghana
Agbozume
Agbozume
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 6°4′N 1°2′E / 6.067°N 1.033°E / 6.067; 1.033Coordinates: 6°4′N 1°2′E / 6.067°N 1.033°E / 6.067; 1.033
Country  Ghana
Region Volta Region
District Ketu Municipal District
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Agbozume or Klikor-Agbozume is a village in Ketu Municipal District in the Volta Region of southeastern Ghana.[1] The main language spoken is the Ewe language.

History[edit]

Fetish Temple of the Somey, Agbozume, 1890

Agbozume is a settlement of the Somey people, whose subordinate position to the Anlo was confirmed in 1912 when Francis Crowther, Secretary for Native Affairs in the Gold Coast included Agbozume in the Anlo State under his friend Togbi Sri II.[2]

Geography[edit]

Agbozume lies on the main road between Accra and the border with Togo. Aflao, a border town is about 20 km away from Agbozume, as well as the coast of the Gulf of Guinea. The village is adjacent to another place, Klikor, which is separated by only one path. The two settlements are often referred to together with Klikor-Agbozume.

Economy[edit]

The village has a large market, which takes place every four days. The market is popular for the sale of Kente cloth where traders from Burkina Faso, Togo Benin and Nigeria come to buy the cloth and export it. On market days people from surrounding villages also come to Agbozume to trade various goods.

Protests[edit]

In December 2013 600 residents from Agbozume took part in a protest against the Kesington Salt Factory, who they claimed had endangered their livelihoods by creating a crater to remove sand to build a road. This, they said had damaged the banks of the Keta Lagoon and created the threat of flooding.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ketu Municipal District
  2. ^ Nukunya, G.K. (1999). Kinship and Marriage Among the Anlo Ewe. London: Athlone Press. ISBN 9780485196375. 
  3. ^ "Residents of Agbozome, others protest Keta Lagoon takeover". Joyonline. Retrieved 27 April 2014.