Prof. Wazi Apoh of the University of Ghana Archaeology Department, on Monday, June 16, 2020, joined traditional leaders and the Municipal Chief Executive of the Ketu South Municipality, Elliot Edem Agbenorwu, to cut sod for the construction of museums in the area.
They include the Hedzranawo Adzidor Slave Market Visitor Centre, Hedzranawo Community Slave Museum, and the Adafienu Palace Slave Museum.
Speaking at the ceremony, Elliot Agbenorwu was excited that development was coming to the area.
He pledged to provide any assistance that may be required of him for the completion of the projects.
Prof Wazi Apoh, taking his turn to speak, was optimistic that the projects would be completed in due time.
He believed that the projects, when completed, will create jobs for many in the constituency.
“As we speak now the contractor is on site molding blocks to begin work. We believe that once the project is completed it will showcase the culture and history of the community, showcase a lot of past slave trade in this area. It will also create avenue for people to sell art and craft which will bring an influx of tourism in the area,” he said.
The projects were championed by Professor Wazi Apoh of the University of Ghana Archaeology Department, and is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, an NGO in Germany.
“I wrote a proposal to an NGO in Germany called Gerda Henkel Foundation and they saw the merits of the proposal and awarded € 90,000 for three projects. All these monies came through the University of Ghana and they are disbursing it to the contractors to begin work,” Prof. Apoh added.
Story by: Awudu Abdul Nasir | universnewsroom.com