Ghana State Book Project
Ghana States Book Project is a nationwide research project designed to document and authenticate all traditional histories in Ghana. The aim of the project is to create authentic State History Book for each traditional state in Ghana, thus, the name Ghana States Book Project.
The project is undertaken by Sates-Book Ghana and ROOTLINK Research Consortium in collaboration with Ghana Tourism Authority, National Commission on Culture, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, and other institutions supporting. The project was launched in Agona Swedru, in March 2012.
In september 2012, the first State Book; the Awutu State Book was launched in Awutu Breku, in the central Region. This book contains authentic histories about all the royal families in Awutu.
Other information in the book include Festivals of Awutu, cultural practices, histories of Towns and villages, rituals and traditions, ect. On 28th March 2014, the Takyiman State Book was launched for the people of Takyiman Traditional Area. The book contains authentic histories about Bono Manso, Bono Manso-Takyiman, Takyiman, all the royal families, all the service stools, Takyiman and the Fante Relationship, Takyiman and the Asante Relationship, all the towns and villages in Takyiman, the Bonokyempem Struggle, the festivals of Takyiman, all the Churches in Takyiman, all the Schools, the Zongo Community in Takyimam, rituals, and many more. Mr.
Isaac Bright Botchway is the National Coordinator and the lead researcher for Ghana States Book project. Other Board Members are Professor Akosua Anyidoho, the Board Chairman, Professor Akosua Perbi, from University of Ghana, Dr.
Ebenezer Ayensu, University of Ghana, Dr. Kwaku Afrani, University of Ghana, and Mr.
David Dontor. Also include Mr.
Mawuli Beduya, Central University, Lawyer Dzifa A. Gakpleazi, Lesol Consult, Mrs Abigail Tagoe, Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr.
Daniel Asafra Tibu, Ghana Tourism Authority, Mr. William Boateng, National Commission on Culture, and Eddie Nikoi Accountancy and Audit Firm. Funding of the project is mainly by public contribution and individual support.
The project is not funded by Ghana Government and free from political affiliations. .