Who is Ofarnyi (fisherman) Kwegya?

Ofarnyi Kwegya ( statuette)

Ofarnyi Kwegya was part of Asebu Amanfi (the strongest man ever to have lived in the ancient days) and the group of people that arrived from Ancient Egypt to present day Asebu town in the Central Region of Ghana.

Asebu Amanfi and Ofarnyi Kwegya were both giants according to oral traditional history. Asebu Amanfi on his arrival moved inland and founded Asebu township.

Ofarnyi Kwegya was a master fisherman who settled on the coast due to the abundance of Mɔrolɛ (Stingray) in the rivers, henceforth the name Mɔrolɛ or Moree. Another name for Moree is Kwegyakrom.

He was able to capture huge number of fish due to his size. His fishing activities took him and his men to several parts of the coast of present day Central Region.

He settled in Moree, Winneba and other parts of the coast due to his fishing activities.

Source: Ekow Simpson (Cape Coast)

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