Mankessim is a town in the Central Region of Ghana, West Africa. It is approximately 85 km west of Accra, on the main road to Sekondi-Takoradi. It is the traditional headquarters of the Fante community of Ghana. Mankessim's history is linked to three famed warriors (Obrumankoma, Odapagyan and Oson) who helped the people's migration from Techiman in the current Brong Ahafo Region to Adoagyir in the Central region.
Mankessim is the traditional paramouncy for all the Fantse-speaking people and is linked to the Nananom Pow (sacred grove) near Obidan. It has a large market that attracts traders from Ghana and beyond. The town has a traditional security and militia organization, the Asafo companies, that has been in existence for many years. It has a number of cultural performing groups that helps to preserve and promote its rich cultural heritage. These group also cater for both local and foreign audience. It is also a home to a single community of mobile discos, popularly known as "spinners" in Ghana with the largest number of groups in the Central region.
- Lydia Forson, actress was born here in 1984. Dr. Fanta Eduafo, a well known surgeon and medical professor residing and working in Ohio, USA is a native of the town. Lawyer Kweku Paintsil of Paintsil and Paintsil Esq, a legal firm is also a citizen, Joseph Dolling Kobina Mensah, a general contractor who also helped with the rebuilding of the main market. The famous fantse historian, Mr. Crayner is also from this town. Famous Ghanaian Musicians such as Kwaa Mensah, Kofi Bentil, Kwame Wadaada, Nero X, Dvice have their roots in this community.
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