Teshie

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Teshie
Town
Teshie is located in Ghana
Teshie
Teshie
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 5°35′N 0°06′W / 5.583°N 0.100°W / 5.583; -0.100
CountryFlag of Ghana.svg Ghana
RegionGreater Accra Region
DistrictLedzokuku-Krowor Municipal District
Population
 (2012)
 • Total171,875[1]
 Ranked 9th in Ghana
Time zoneGMT
 • Summer (DST)GMT

Teshie is a coastal town in the Ledzokuku Municipal District, a district in the Greater Accra Region of southeastern Ghana.[2] Teshie is the ninth most populous settlement in Ghana, with a population of 171,875 people.[1]

Politics[edit]

Teshie is in the Ledzokuku constituency led by Hon. Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, a member of the New Patriotic Party[3],who succeeded Hon. Benita Sena Okity-Duah of the National Democratic Congress[4].

Traditions[edit]

Tehies is one of the independent towns of the Ga State , every August, the town celebrates the Homowo festival.[5][6]. It is believed that the original Teshie people came from La, a town that lies to the west of Teshie.

Fort Augustaborg, built by the Danes in 1787, is located in Teshie and was occupied by the British from 1850 to 1957. It is believed that Teshie is 300 years old as of 2011.[6]

The ruines of Fort Augustaborg in Teshie around 1890

The town is rich in diversity as a result of the country's current democracy and development program.

Teshie stretches from the Kpeshie Lagoon to Teshie-Nungua Estates (first junction) from East to West on the Teshie Road. Teshie has grown enormously to become one of the biggest towns in Ghana.

Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop[edit]

The town of Teshie is also known as the home of design coffins, invented in the 1950s by Seth Kane Kwei[7] and still made in the Kane Kwei Carpentry Workshop (run by Eric Adjetey Anang) and by several other artists.[8]

Labadi Beach[edit]

The Labadi Beach, or more properly known as La Pleasure Beach, is near Teshie. The beach is the busiest beach on Ghana's coast. It is one of Greater Accra Region's few beaches and is maintained by the local hotels.

Schools[edit]

Tertiary[edit]

Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Teshie[9]

Family Health University College, Nursing & Midwifery School[10]

Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC)[11]

Ghana Military Academy Training School.[12]

Secondary[edit]

Presbyterian Senior High School, Teshie[13]

Teshie Technical Training Centre[14]

Basic[edit]

Teshie LEKMA Schools

Teshie Dar-es-Salaam Primary 'A' School

Wajir Barracks Schools

Teshie Dar-es-Salaam Schools

Teshie Anglican Schools

Field Engineer Schools

Teshie Methodist Basic Schools

Teshie Roman Catholic School,

Teshie Presbyterian Schools.[15]

There are also a number of privately run schools, notable among them are God's Way Preparatory School, Teshie St. John Schools, Sunrise Preparatory & JHS, Nanna Mission Academy, Ford Schools Ltd[16]

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Cycling competition in Teshie during Homowo Festival 2009

The widening of the dual carriage way from OTU Barracks to First Junction was in the late 1970s.[17]

Train[edit]

Teshie is served by a station of the eastern section of the national railway system.

Food[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • 2013 Master of Coffins – 26 minutes documentary about artist Eric Adjetey Anang, by Luis Nachbin / Matrioska Films for GloboTV (Brasil)
  • 2008 The Buried Treasures of the Ga: Coffin Art in Ghana. Regula Tschumi. Benteli, Bern. ISBN 978-3-7165-1520-4

International exhibitions[edit]

  • 2011/12.Sainsbury Centre of Visual Arts, Griff Rhys Jones' Ghanaian 'fantasy coffin'
  • 2011/12. Miracles of Africa, Hämeenlinna Art Museum, Hämeenlinna and Oulu Museum of Art, Oma, Finnland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Gazetteer online". World-gazetteer.com.
  2. ^ "Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly – Official Website of Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly". Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  3. ^ 122108447901948 (29 June 2019). "MP for Ledzokuku supports constituents". Graphic Online. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  4. ^ "NDC Primaries: Benita Sena Okity-Duah Leads Fomer Independent Candiadate In Ledzokuku". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Homowo Festival". Visit Ghana. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  6. ^ a b "History of Teshie Fort Ghana)". Ghana-net.com.
  7. ^ Seth Kane Kwei in: The buried treasures of the Ga. Coffin Art in Ghana. Regula Tschumi. Benteli Bern. 2008. p. 114-121, 228–229
  8. ^ Daniel Mensah ("Hello") in: The buried treasures of the Ga. Coffin Art in Ghana. Regula Tschumi. Benteli Bern. 2008. p. 123, 229
  9. ^ "About NMTC Teshie". Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Nursing & Midwifery School – Family Health University College". Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  11. ^ "KAIPTC". KAIPTC. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  12. ^ "{title}". ghananewsagency.org. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  13. ^ "User". Africa Schools Online. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Government supports Teshie Technical Training Centre".
  15. ^ Schools in Ghana Archived 25 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine. ghanaschoolsonline.com.
  16. ^ "Schools in Teshie".
  17. ^ Irene Odote. External Influences on Ga Society and Culture. archive.lib.msu.edu.

Coordinates: 5°35′N 0°06′W / 5.583°N 0.100°W / 5.583; -0.100