Background: Oyoko

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  • Oyoko is a small community, which lies 4 miles north of Koforidua (See Map Below) , the Eastern Regional capital along the main road from Koforidua to Kumasi.

  • Oyoko was one of the Sekyere towns which migrated to present day New Juaben in Eastern Region under the leadership of King Asafu Agyei, when Nana Kofi Karikari (King of Ashantis) and his Kumasi forces in Ashanti Region attacked Juaben which...

  • According the last population census held in 2000, the population was 6400 people with children between 6 -18 years constituting about 30% with high fertility rate among women.

  • Events at Oyoko

    On the traditional calendar there are nine (9) Akwasidae (sacred days) which is calculated on forty days interval and fall on Sunday and is celebrated by all the Ashantis. Historically, the last Akwasidae (on the Traditional...

  • · Oyoko stool was elevated to Divisional Chief status (Adonten Division) in 1940