Of all the many subdivisions of the city of Cape Coast (Kotokuraba, Kawanupado, Antem, Siwudu, Bakaano etc), the subdivision of Adisadel has emerged as the most progressive and evolved into a township. Located next to the subdivision of Antem at the southwestern part of Cape Coast and at the intersection of two major roads (Cape Coast - Abura road and Accra - Cape Coast by-pass), it has grown from a small village to a township with sprawling housing estates and a post office.
Located at the highest elevation in the village, Adisadel College campus casts a shadow over the village. The college has economically benefited this community of approximately 5,000 by providing employment for some of its residents and serving as a marketing source for the diverse stores at the village.
Though the original inhabitants of the village were mostly subsistence farmers, today most of the residents are involved in all kinds of vocations in the greater Cape Coast area. From the upper campus is a panoramic view of this village of four square miles, nestled among coconut and palm trees.
Though the village is quiet at night, the sound of the locals drumming and dancing till the wee hours of the morning can be heard from the campus. The village, which has had a long complimentary relationship with the students of Adisadel is well noted for its "chop bars" - which are open-air food booths. Students visit these chop bars for a hearty meal to supplement the campus food. Popular among such chop bars are Daavi, where one can relish in local delicacies like "Yorkor Gari" (Beans and Cassava grits) and "Emo Tuo" ( Rice balls and Soup).
When visiting the historic city of Cape Coast, one must visit Adisadel College and the village for a thorough understanding of colonial Gold Coast and education in Ghana.
View of the College on the hill - Can you make out the
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