Krobo Odumase

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Odumase Krobo
Osumaase
Town
Odumase Krobo is located in Ghana
Odumase Krobo
Odumase Krobo
Location of Odumase Krobo in Eastern Region, Ghana
Coordinates: 6°32′N 0°49′W / 6.533°N 0.817°W / 6.533; -0.817
Region Eastern Region
District Lower Manya Krobo District
Elevation 702 ft (214 m)
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)

Krobo Odumase is a town in the Eastern Region of Ghana.[1] The Presbyterian Boys' Secondary Legon was formerly located here.

Prominent sites[edit]

The town is a proposed site for the construction of University of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.[2][3]

History[edit]

The Basel Mission ran a school in Odumase Krobo by 1857. The town became Manya Krobo's capital when Emmanuel Mate Kole was elected mayor in 1892.[4]

Economy[edit]

The town, famous for its glass beadmaking,[5] hosted the First Ghana International Beads Festival in August 2009.[6] The town has its bead markets every Wednesday and Saturday. [7]

Culture[edit]

At the end of September the town hosts the seven-day Ngmayem festival.[8]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chief wants proposed Eastern Region University located at Krobo Odumase". www.ghanabusinessnews.com. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Education Minister says no more protocol admissions". myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "President Mahama inaugurates 12 member taskforce to oversee early completion of the Eastern Region University". gbcghana.com. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Daniel Miles McFarland, Historical Dictionary of Ghana, Scarecrow Press, 1995, p. 137
  5. ^ Glass Bead Making in Odumase Krobo, Ghana
  6. ^ First Ghana International Beads Festival launched at Odumase, Krobo, Delegation of the European Union to Ghana, 6 August 2009
  7. ^ Glass Bead Making in Odumase Krobo, Ghana
  8. ^ Donna R. Barnes, 'Play in historical and cross-cultural contexts', in Doris Fromberg & Doris Bergin, eds., Play from birth to twelve, p. 250