The royal families of Twobodom (Twoboadom) in Brong Ahafo Region. General information on the queen and the king and whether they can stop being queen and king; whether a queen from Twafo can marry a man from the other family; state protection or de facto protection for a queen who has a violent husband [GHA36723.E]

No information on the royal families of Tuobodom, including the Twafo, could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

According to the Ghana Review, Tuobodom is a town in the Techiman North constituency in Brong Ahafo region (n.d.). "Brong Ahafo is a region that is highly related culturally and geographically to the Ashanti region...the main towns in the region are Sunyani the regional capital, and Techiman, the lengendary birthplace of the Akan people" (Ghana Tourism n.d.). Nana Akua Kyerewaa Opukuwaa explains that

"the Akan, are all the Twi-speaking people of Ashanti, Akuapim, Brong-Ahafo, Akim, Wassaw, Sefwi, Denkyira, Kwahu and the Fantes along the coastal belt. What distinguishes one group from the other is their dialect, otherwise they speak the same language and their customary practices are not different from each other" (n.d.).

For general information on the roles of the queen and the king among the Akan, and on how they become king and queen, please consult the New African of May 1999 and August 1989 and GHA31879.E of 19 May 1999 and GHA24474.E of 24 June 1996.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Ghana Review. n.d. "How Ghana Voted for a President in 2000 - Regional Analysis." [Accessed: 18 Apr. 2001]

Opokuwaa, Nana Akua Kyerewaa. n.d. "Akan Protocol: Remembering the Traditions of Our Ancestors." [Accessed: 18 Apr. 2001]

Tourism in Ghana. n.d. "The Natural Beauty of Ghana." htp:// [Accessed: 18 Apr. 2001]

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London].

Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series [Oxford].

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1999. 2000. United States Department of State. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Press.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge].

New African [London].

Resource Centre. Country File. Ghana.

West Africa [London].

Search engines including:




Internet sites including:

All Africa

Ghana Website