“The history of Ashanti-Denkyira war would never be complete without the mention of Feyiase”, Nana Addae Gyamera l, chief of Feyiase shares with Ashantibiz News .
A village that served as a battle ground during the war in 1699, has remained the focal point of Ashanti history to date.
“Feyi” is a name of a tree served as a converging and resting place for the Ashanti warriors. It was where the warriors would meet and draw their strategic plans on how to overcome the Denkyiras’ as well as resting. The continual convergence under the “Feyi tree” brought about its name; “Feyi-Ase hence FEYIASE”.
Feyiase is worthy of attention because of the prowess demonstrated by Okomfo Anokye during the war. It is currently among the developing communities in Ashanti region under the Bosomtwe District.
The prowess of Okomfo Anokye brought to bare some historic sites. This include the Okomfo Anokye Cola Tree, the Okomfo Anokye Creeks, the Cow Place (a place where a cow was buried alive), the Okomfo Anokye Bodua, etc.
According to him, all the historic sites are under consideration of a facelift to attract investors and tourists.
“My priorities have been outlined and that is what I’m working towards at. There are quite a number of developmental projects under expansion or construction. These are the lorry station, the market, the police station, and the senior and junior high school. The District Assembly has approved Wednesdays be the official market-day when the market is complete”.
“Access roads and streetlights have been given a thorough consideration. Landlords and owners of undeveloped lands have agreed to contribute a hundred and fifty cedis (GHc150.00) yearly towards that project”.
Nana Addae Gyamera l calls on all indigenes of Feyiase to come together help build the community.