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Dentsi Asafo Company NO.2: Lower Saltpond



The posuban of No. 2 Company Lowtown (Saltpond) outdoored on 22 September 1921 with subsequent undated additions was almost completely replaced by a shrine whose inscription states that is was built in September 1687 in an effort to proclaim the pre-eminence of this company over its rivals.


Many Fante's in the Central Region along the coast leading to Cape Coast / Elmina Castle still call these shrines by English nouns.

Since Asafo companies have confidently evolved from primarily warrior groups to more civic-minded fraternally organizations, the institution still maintains considerable influence in most Fante towns, even to the extent of influencing or determining the nomination of new chiefs.







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