There are many places of historical importance in Bole District, which should prove most interesting to tourists. One of these is the mass grave at Jentilpe, located along the Tamale – Bole road, about three kilometers from Sawla. The mass grave called “Ntong” by the Gonjas came about during the Samoris invasions of the Gonjas in the latter part of the 18th Century.
A great carnage occurred when the Samori, a noted war lord in the Cote d’Ivoire, waged war against the Gonjas on behalf of the Kpong people. Most of the villages of the Gonjas were destroyed and the people killed.
The few Gonjas who were able to flee later came back and disposed of the dead in one grave, which is still worshiped by the Gonjas every year.
There are ancient remains of buildings at Nyarye, along the Tamale-Bole road. It is believed to have been built by the Europeans for the traditional rulers of the gonjas as courtyards. Cases were judged in this court and the appropriate punishment meted out culprits. There are several sacred places in the district too, where shrines are worshiped by the spiritual leaders. Sonyor, about 16 kilometres away from Bole has a shrine called “Sonyor Kupo”.
The shrine is the supreme god among all the gods in the Bole traditional area, and is believed to heal the sick, make the poor rich and prevent calamities. A festival is celebrated annually and it is similar in concept to the “Aboa Kyir”, a festival of the people of Ewutu Senya, Winneba. It is patronized countrywide. The other two shrines at the villages of Manful and Mankuma perform the same functions.
It is believed that they can make the barren fertile. There is a mystic finger print on a stone at Kiape, which is believed to have been thrown by Jakpa during his wars of expedition.
Oral tradition has it that the stone was thrown at an animal and wonderfully enough, the finger prints of Nde-wura Jakpa remained on it. Three ancient mosques can be located at Bole, Maluwe and Banda Nkwanta. They were built during the 17th Century by the Sudanse. A lot of hippopotamus can be seen along the river banks of the Black Volta, especially, at Nkereso and Nsunua. A lot of beautiful crafts can be found in Blema and Kalba along the Wa route. It is anticipated that these potentials will attract potential investors to the Bole District
Date Created : 11/15/2017 1:17:37 AM