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Ghana: The town or village of Sefwi Attronsu in the Western Region and the names of its present and past chiefs

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 26 September 2002
Citation / Document Symbol GHA39241.E
Reference 2
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Information on the town or village of Sefwi Attronsu could not be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

However, on the website of The Catholic Diocese of Wiawso, Ghana, the town or village of "Atronsu" is listed as one of 12 outstations within the parish of Sefwi Bekwai, whose parish priest is reportedly Fr. Francis Nana Andoh (3 May 2000a). The other outstations listed are Alata, Ashiam, Ampenkro, Bankromissa, Homgyebre, Kojina, Kyekro, Kwekuboa, Muoho, Akaasu, and Nyetina (ibid.). The Catholic Diocese of Wiawso covers the northern sector of the Western Region of Ghana (3 May 2000b).

According to the Tourism in Ghana website, the Western Region is inhabited by five main ethnic groups including the Sefwi (n.d.). Sefwi is also the name of a language spoken in southwest Ghana by approximately 200,000 people (Ethnologue July 2002).

No information on current or past chiefs of Sefwi Attronsu could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

References

Catholic Diocese of Wiawso, Ghana. 3 May 2000a. "Parishes of the Diocese." [Accessed 23 Sept. 2002]

_____. 3 May 2000b. "Western Region of Ghana." [Accessed 23 Sept. 2002]

Ethnologue. July 2002. "Sehwi: A Language of Ghana." [Accessed 23 Sept. 2002]

Tourism in Ghana. n.d. "Western Region." [Accessed 23 Sept. 2002]

Additional Sources Consulted

IRB Databases

NEXIS

Internet sites including:

Africa Confidential

African Wisdom

AllAfrica.com

BBC Africa

Ghana Review

Ghana Guide

Ghanaweb.com

The Ghanaian Chronicle

Government of Ghana

Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)

News in Ghana

U.S. Department of State

Volta Regional Development Project

World Atlas.com

World News Connection (WNC)

Search engines including:

Google

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