The Path out of the Crossroad:
We are here!
A brief history of Gadangme International
This brief chronological account of the GaDangme International is to provide
us with a view from the bridge. A kind of short history of where
we came from
and where we are.
We are standing on the bridge today due to our ancestors. So we dedicate
phase of our struggle to those before us and that vision of them today has left
reconstruction of the future.
aintain and insist that; the hope of
GaDangme (the land) is in GaDangme (the people).
on a private
encounter with the socio
removing the GaDangme out of
existence in the land of his birth
became very obvious to
After six weeks
returned to Chicago Illinois determined to go back with the sole purpose of investigating
what seems to
evidences of tribal extinction of GaDangme in the land of their b
preliminary findings to some of the GaDangme Association of
Chicago members. These findings included;
on, Appropriation and control.
The containment of GaDangme.
The Gradual deterioration of
respect and prestige of our chief and Wulomei.
The open attack on the GaDangme culture the substitution of Akan Language
to the GaDangme language
in the land of the GaDangme birthplace.
The Disregard and blatant disrespect of the GaDangme customs and trad
GaDangmes and the educational system.
GaDanagme in Government; representation in political parties and advocacy on behalf of GaDangmes.
GaDangmes and the economy
Trade, Fisheries and commerce and
Gadangmes and health
Population and developmen
tal resources. How the health delivery system work
with regard to the GaDangme.
This observation influenced the development of the following investigative materials:
What land represent in the African tribal inheritance.
Chieftaincy and Wolomei
he role and responsibility as they have been handed down
this historical journey. The lack of respect and prestige symbolize by our chiefs and wulomei.
Culture (language, tradition and custom; its presentation of a people in history and uniquen
Political Representation (How the GaDangmes been marginalized. Distribution of Governmental
and National resources)
development of this investigative materials
due to Dr. Anderson Thompson and Dr. Harold Pates who
a small number of ad
visory committee for
The following individuals mention below represent the quiet organizational foresight which has brought us this far:
The Late Mr. Akai Nettey Mr. Ayitey “Gato” Okine, Mr. James Quarcoo, Mr. Enoch Oblitey, Mrs. Phenomena
Quaye, Mrs. E
venly Neequaye, Mrs. Kotey, Ms Sarah Dodoo, Mrs
. Vida Narh, Mr. J.C. Tettey,
Mr. Adjin Tetteh
Reuben Darku, Isaac Nortey, John Akwei, R
ginald Darko , Lance Amoo,
to mention a few.
first summit was held in Atlanta, GA in t
he year 2000, where it was headquartered.
The name “ GADANGME INTERNATIONAL” was adopted in the year 2001 in TORONTO CANADA at its
By popular acclaimation
QUARCOO, Vice President
year 2001 to 2005 the GaDangme International has reconvened in the
following cities, TORONTO, NEW YORK CITY, HOUSTON, CHICAGO AND TORONTO, NEW JERSEY,
PHILDELPHIA and RALEIGH This tradition w
continue in Minnesota and New York in the year 2006.
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