Peki

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Peki
Town
Peki is located in Ghana
Peki
Peki
Location of Peki in Ghana
Coordinates: 6°30′N 0°12′E / 6.500°N 0.200°E / 6.500; 0.200Coordinates: 6°30′N 0°12′E / 6.500°N 0.200°E / 6.500; 0.200
Country Ghana
RegionVolta Region
DistrictSouth Dayi
Elevation
490 ft (150 m)
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)GMT
Area code(s)036

Peki is a town in the South Dayi District in the Volta Region of Ghana. It comprises seven subtowns, each with a subchief - Tsame, Avetile, Afeviwofe, Blengo, Dzake, Wudome, and Dzobati. All of these subchiefs swear allegiance to a paramount chief known as Deiga. The current paramount chief is Deiga Kwadzo Dei XII. The town is known for the Peki Secondary School, the E.P Seminary and the government training college GOVCO. [1][2] The school is a second cycle institution.[3]

History[edit]

Kwadzo Dei Tutu Yao II invited Reverend Lorenz Wulf of the North German Missionary Society to Peki. Wulf arrived on November 14, 1847, a date which is celebrated for the foundation of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana. In 1848 he founded a school.[4] Wulf provided a description of Peki:[5]

The town consisted of three places. When I passed the first one (Dzake), it was the most beautiful African village I had ever seen, clean houses and a line of trees on both sides of the broad street. People shouted with joy and accompanied me in the hundreds. The same happened to me at the second place (Avetile).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Educational Institutions". www.centralregion.gov.gh. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ "References » Schools/Colleges". www.modernghana.com. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  3. ^ "List of Secondary Schools in Ghana". www.ghanaschoolsnet.com/. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Peki Citizens to celebrate the exploits of Bremen Missionary work in Ghana". Ghanaweb. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  5. ^ Agbeti, J Kofi (1986). West African Church History: Christian Missions and Church Foundations 1482-1919. Leiden: Brill Archive.