HOW THE NAME KORMANTSE AND EKITAKYI CAME TO EXISTENCE:

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HOW THE NAME KORMANTSE AND EKITAKYI CAME TO EXISTENCE:

As Komeh Panyin, Komeh Kuma, Nana Fesah (their sister) and others arrived in Kormantse, Komeh Kuma decided to settled there. His brother, Komeh Panyin advised him not to stay there but he refused. He got married there, had children and later fell sick and died. Komeh Panyin used to visit his younger brother, Komeh Kuma when he was seriously sick and once said to him “Meka kyerɛ wo nanso Komeh anntse”, hence the name Kormantse.

As they reached Komenda, Nana Komeh the originator of Komenda and Komeh Ebiradze Royal family approached the leader of Kanka/Kankan, humbly requested for a piece of land to settle on.

The leader of Kanka directed Nana Komeh to the Eguafo Chief because he was in charge of all the lands in the territory.

He was told by the Eguafo chief to help the people of Eguafo and its environs to get rid of a monster lived around the green stream traditionally called puupuu which disturb them a lot.

Nana Komeh and his gallant fighters took up the challenge and got the monster killed. The monster was known as Ekyi.

Komeh Panyin slashed the head of the monster, took it to Eguafo chief’s Palace. Out of surprise, Eguafo chief said to Komeh, “Ekitsa ekyi?” (are you holding ekyi?) hence the name EKITAKYI.

Out of joy, Eguafo chief gave Komeh a very large land starting from where he killed the Ekyi to Shama.

Source: Cape Coast Oguaa on Facebook

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