Is there a name in Ghana that is as feared and reviled as Nogokpo? Most likely not. But what exactly is Nogokpo, and why does the mere mention of the term send shivers down many people’s spines?
Many Ghanaians know Nogokpo as the name of a legendary deity who lives in Ghana’s Volta region. Is the name however, limited to that?
Nogokpo is a small village in the Volta region’s Ketu South Municipal, located along the Trans-West African Coastal Highway. Because of the presence of a well-known shrine in the town, the little village is one of Ghana’s most well-known.
The shrine was brought to the village after a heated misunderstanding between the townsfolk and their then-chief, Torgbui, in the early 1900s, according to mythology and historians of the towns. Since then, the shrine has served as their spiritual protector, providing protection from bad spirits as well as resolving disputes and providing justice to those who have been wronged.
Stealing is nearly non-existent in the little town due to the dread of being harshly punished by the shrine’s gods, especially in cases when the victim consults the shrine and demands that the thief or culprit be severely punished.
While the town may not be a popular tourist destination due to the horror it inspires in visitors, a few brave souls make the trip to Nogokpo on occasion to have a closer look at the shrine that scares everyone, young and old, rich and poor.
The few individuals who have visited the town to see the famed shrine have spoken highly about the locals and how warm and inviting they are. This could be the right time to satisfy your curiosity and go see the temple that makes men shiver just by saying its name.
Meaning of Nogokpo
Nogokpo means “stay in peace’’. Nogokpo is a small village in the Volta region’s Ketu South Municipal, located along the Trans-West African Coastal Highway. Because of the presence of a well-known shrine in the town, the little village is one of Ghana’s most well-known.
The small town shrine was founded by Torgbui Sabah and its said to give believers in stand justice.
Which District Is Nogokpo?
The town is located in the Ketu South Municipal in the Volta Region.