Village of Kamgbunli
Modern day Kamgbunli was founded in the early 1950’s by my late Father, Alhaji Nuhu Dawuda Abekah, in whose memory this healthcare Centre is established.
Alhaji Nuhu was a clergyman, clairvoyant and a visionary Muslim leader who in his pursuit to have the freedom to practice his Islamic faith in a more serene environment decided to relocate to this modern day Kamgbunli from Sua Debazo, a village which his dad had settled in at the beginning of the 20th century after moving from Ampain, where he was the Chief, when he converted to Islam, so he could lead a quiet and peaceful life with his large and extended family.
Located about 15 miles from Axim in the Nzema East district of the Western Region of Ghana along the Atlantic Ocean, Kamgbunli, has now become a sprawling farming village with a nursery, primary and junior secondary schools with a population of about 5,000 plus inhabitants. However, due to extreme poverty, the community lacks healthcare facilities. The only clinic in the entire area that is near to this village is approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) away.
Kamgbunli is about 156 miles (251 kilometers) away from the Ghanaian Capital city of Accra and only about 23 miles (37 kilometers) away from the Ghanaian border with Cote d’Ivoire; therefore it is easily accessible by the international road network that links Ghana with other West African countries.
Kamgbunli is blessed with wide varieties of landscapes; and boasts of some of the most peaceful, hospitable and friendliest people in the whole of West Africa.
Meaning Of Kamgbunli
Kamgbunli in the Nzema language means Garden Eggs. According to authentic oral source, Kamgbunli was founded by Abekah Kanga Kpanyinli, who was the Chief of Azanwule clan of Ampain and went by the stool name of Nana Abekah Kanga II.
It is narrated that Nana Abekah Kanga II established a farm where he cultivated food crops and vegetables including garden eggs. These garden eggs, it is said, bore fruits in abundance and in large sizes, and whenever buyers or other co-farmers were going to the farm, they used to say in Nzema that "we are going to Kamgbunli farm". The name Kamgbunli therefore became so popular that when one of his sons, Alhaji Nuhu moved with his wife and children and some members of the family and other well-wishers to settle there, the natural name for the settlement became Kamgbunli.