His Majesty Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II has 150 acres of land under his care that he would like to be developed, and benefit to the overall future development of the kingdom, and to provide employment for members of the Sefwi community.
The idea is to create a Royal House cocoa farm. The goal is to plant 1,800 cocoa seedlings. We are starting with the first 5 acres.
The cost of planting one cocoa tree is $10. Each donor will receive a certificate, and each tree will bear a ribbon with the donors name.
Within the next 4 years with your support, we will have a great farm to help the Royal House development projects that address infrastructure, health and sanitation, and education.
Introduction to the Kingdom of Sefwi Obeng-Mim
The Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim is under the Paramount King of Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Kingdom, Nana Bumankama II (father of HM Oheneba Nana Kwame Obeng II). The kingdom goes back in history to ancient times of Ghana.
- The kingdom covers an area of 2,695 square miles crossed by the Tano and Bia rivers. That is approximately the size of the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.
- The total population at the last census was 572,020.
- There are five major towns including the capital of Sefwi Wiawso, home of the King’s Palace.
- There are two colleges in the kingdom: Wiawso College of Education and Asafo Health Care College
- English and Akan Twi are the languages.
- Sefwi is the agricultural powerhouse of Ghana and the area is known for the export of cocoa, cassava and other agricultural products. It is also home to natural resources such as gold, bauxite, and timber.
- With cocoa farming as a main occupation of the people, Sefwi produces two-thirds of Ghana’s cocoa.
- The Sefwi land is great for investment and development given that it is blessed with almost all the natural resources of Ghana.
The Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim has a natural forest reserve with all kinds of animal species and wonderful unique weather conditions. We are the perfect place to go on camera safari in West Africa. There are numerous tourism possibilities besides safaris including many ancestral sites and our famous Yam Festival (Alluolue), held in November. We have the Tree of God (Nyame Dua), the Ancestral Hole (which has healing powers and the Abombirim Sacred Tortoise Forest. We welcome you to visit our beautiful land and help us to develop the land, build schools and clinics, increase tourism and meet our friendly Sefwi people.
The Development Area
Sefwi Obeng-Mim is composed of numerous farming communities in the Juabeso District in the Western Region of the Republic of Ghana. The Obeng - Mim Stool lands have about 1,500 people, many who are subsistent cocoa farmers. The primary development area is located in the middle of the Krokosue Forest Reserve under the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional area, one of the biggest forest reserves in Ghana. Due to the location of the community, it is difficult in accessing the basic developmental project from the central government, such as providing safe and clean potable water, as well as medical and educational development.