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Maxwell Appiah koptyug@sch130.nsc.ru
Armed Forces Secondary Technical School, Ghana

Lake

LAKE BOSOMTWE IN GHANA

Lake Bosomtwe is one of the biggest lake in Africa.
It can be located in Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Bosomtwe means "god of antelope.d. Bosom in Akan is god an
antelope in Akan is otwe. The person who first saw the
lake was a hunter. His name was Agya Bempe. One day he
went out to hunt and he saw an antelope and shot at it. The
antelope ran away, but later on it was found in the lake dead.

It was a very small lake. Later the people thought the
antelope was a god so they name the lake after the antelope.

Another school of thought is that the lake came into existence
through a Volcanic action.

There was valley around the lake side and there were
almost thirty villages in the valley around the lake, but
because the lake is getting larger and larger it has
covered some of the villages.

The lake has become very big that is why lake
Bosomtwe is among the biggest Natural Lake in West-Africa
and it has now become a touristattraction fetching Ghana with foreign
exchange.

By: Maxwell Appiah
233appiah@forces.woldgh.net
Armed Forces Secondary Technical School
Kumasi
Ghana
Supervised by:
Agnes Asamoah-Duodu