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Facts and History

The entrance to the ancestral river park The entrance to the ancestral river park
The entrance to the ancestral river park

Donkor Nsuo (The Slave River) at Assin Manso

Donko Nsuo in Assin Manso in the Central Region where the slaves were being kept it is less than hundred kilometres from where the slave ships were docked at Cape Coast and Elimina, the captives were encamped for their last bath with African water, in a river kwon as “Donko Nsuo”, Slave River.

There is a tall stump to real life this is just on the left entrance it has a lot of secrets about the slave trade, who were being captured and chained to it either after bathing or before.

Slave Trade in which Africans were forcibly taken from their homes in the 16th century and thereafter, and sent to the Americas to work as slave stands condemned for all time.

In fact today most of us talk of our brothers and sisters in the Diaspora and they refer to us as their brothers and sisters back in the motherland. The place we call Ghana today formed a major pool for the abduction of individuals, families and groups for shipment across the Atlantic.

Modern African Americans, Africans in the Caribbean and other parts of Americans carry genes whose origins can be traced.

As the human part of the “triangular trade” our ancestors were hunted, captured and treated as merchandise. From the place and time they were captured, it was a march of no return, the Salaga Slave market where the sorting out and initial changing of hands took place.

In those days there were no cargo trains, no airfreight services and no cattle trucks. They march to the coast, arduous; demeaning a dangerous was on foot. Also chained and manacled, with stock around their necks, the greatest abuse of human rights in history was enacted for real.

Facing hunger, disease, cruelty of slave raider and other dangers of the hazardous journey took their toll on the way.

After a journey of hundreds of kilometres from Salaga the captives’ train would arrive at the Pra River, which was more or less the crossing point between the forest zone and coastal zone.

Map only shows points of interest within a few kilometers of Donkor Nsuo (The Slave River) at Assin Manso.