Otuam

Coordinates: 5°13′16″N 0°48′29″W / 5.221°N 0.808°W / 5.221; -0.808

Otuam (also Tantum) is a town in Ekumfi District, Central Region, Ghana.

Nana Amuah-Afenyi VI (born Peggielene Bartels in 1953[1]), known informally as King Peggy,[2] is the reigning chief of a clan (Ebriadze Abusua) of the town. She is the head of one of the 7 major clans that form the Otuam township. Peggy has worked as a secretary at the Embassy of Ghana in Washington, D.C. since the 1970s.[3]

History[edit]

It is the site where the Royal African Company built Fort Tantumquery in the 1720s.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the Authors". kingpeggy.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  2. ^ Quist-Arcton, Ofeibea (11 November 2010). "In Ghanaian Village, American Woman Reigns As King". Morning Edition. NPR. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
  3. ^ Connelly, Phoebe (2012-12-27). "In Washington, D.C., Peggielene Bartels is a Secretary. In Ghana, She's a King". Mental Floss. Archived from the original on 2012-12-30. Retrieved 2012-12-30.
  4. ^ "The Fort at Tantumquery". ghanamuseums.org. Ghana Museums and Monuments Board. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2016.

5°13′16″N 0°48′29″W / 5.221°N 0.808°W / 5.221; -0.808