YAMOA is composed mainly of citizens from Obo. There are, however, other citizens among their fold from several parts of this country – Akuapems, Asantes, Akyems, Krobos, indigenes from Northern Ghana, etc. The population stands at 500 plus.
First, Opanin Kwadwo Adofo, alias Kwadwo Adade, my forebear, in the initial stages of the town’s rise, offered his 15-room mansion to house all teachers in the town free of charge for several years to nurture the progress and growth of the local primary school. There have been other development-oriented individuals who have assisted the town in its forward march, notable among them – Opanin Kwaku Asomani (Krontihene), who held the forte following the 19-year old vacuum. He was instrumental in the siting of the first Junior High School pavilion in 1990. Upon his death, Nana Kofi Abankwa succeeded him. Seeing the locus of the Chief vacant for a long time, the new Krontihene sought to elevate himself to the position of Chief!
Two grandees, Opanin Kwasi Osafo, alias CB and Opanin Kwasi Obeng, resisted all attempts by the new Krontihene to usurp the position of Chief of Yamoa.
Between 2000 and 2017, an indigene of the town, Mr S. G. Osei, alias Kwasi Kuma, resident in Veldhoven, Holland, led a team of Dutch NGO, Stichting Kwahu Ghana (i.e. Kwahu Foundation), to site a number of development projects for the benefit of his countrymen and –women. Those projects include the following:
For his priceless contribution to the town’s development, the Chiefs and People of Yamoa have honoured Mr Osei with a stool title of Nkosuohene. His stool name is Nana Kwasi Osei.
It is with great delight that I announce here that the local basic school has been renamed after Nana Osei – the school’s new name is George Osei/Roman Catholic Basic School.
In 2017, ORAP/WATER AID built an eleven-unit toilet and girls’ changing room, fitted with overhead water supply for the George Osei/Roman Catholic Basic School.
In addition, they connected power to one of the two boreholes built by Stichting Kwahu Ghana and built an overhead tank to supply water for Yamoa townsfolk.
CURRENT PROJECTS UNDER WAY
Yamoa community is currently undertaking a durbar grounds project for all social functions to free the school park where such functions are usually held.
The Hon. Member of Parliament for the Abirem Constituency, Mr John Osei Frempong, has already donated fifty bags of cement for the project. He has promised further assistance as the project progresses.
MTN RECEPTION TOWER
Further, Mr Osei Frempong has led a team of MTN officials to install a reception tower for Yamoa. The project is yet to be connected to the mains.