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
Region Volta Region
District South Dayi
Elevation 490 ft (150 m)
Time zone GMT
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC)
Area code(s) 036

Peki is a town in the South Dayi District in the Volta Region of Ghana. The town is known for the Peki Secondary School.[1][2] The school is a second cycle institution.[3]

Towns: Tsame, Avetile, Afeviwofe, Blengo, Dzake, Wudome and more...

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:

"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)."[5]

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.