Last modified: 2019-11-10 by ian macdonald
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The Kingdom of Godenu is a traditional state in the Volta Region of Ghana:
Since June 2002 Togbe Osei III has officially been enstooled as the Dufia (traditional ruler) of the territory of Gbi-Godenu in the area of Hohoe, Volta Region of Ghana. The name Godenu means "Be Steadfast With God." There are over 13,000 people living in the territory of Godenu consisting of approximately seven square miles with four major settlements. There are four lower chiefs and several sub-chiefs that administer parts of Godenu under the Togbe. There have been traditional rulers of these territories in Ghana long before, during and after colonial rule by the British was ended in 1958.
The Kingdom had its direct foundation in 1942 as a result of disputes and challenges to the reign of Togbe Osei II by warring houses who did not accept the rule of Togbe Osei II over the whole of the Wegbe Kingdom, dating back several centuries. Parts of the Kingdom split away and the smaller loyal remaining parts of the Kingdom, which he continued to rule over, were renamed as Godenu. He was a judge in the Colonial Government and was fluent in German, English, French, and the local language Ewe. Togbe Osei II ruled over Wegbe and subsequently Godenu for sixty years, reaching a venerable age before he died. Togbe Osei II was the grandfather of the present Dufia of Godenu.
The flag is white, charged with the royal emblem of the Togbe House.
Valentin Poposki, 10 October 2019
images located by Valentin Poposki, 10 October 2019