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Jukwah is a large town located along the road between Cape Coast and Kakum National Park.
I have never seen a village use as much bamboo in construction as Jukwah. Here it is used for fencing. Jukwah, Ghana, 2006
Building a concrete block shower or bathroom, Jukwah, Ghana, 2006. This sort of construction is highly unusual, as it involves the use of costly concrete powder.
School in Jukwah, Ghana, 2006. This is a very expensive structure--unusual for most villages. The schools are located higher than the surrounding countryside, and the view is quite nice.
Goat and bamboo fence in Jukwah, Ghana, 2006.
School in Jukwah, Ghana, 2006. This is a very nice structure--well built and therefore expensive. Note the blackboard. Note the re-rod sticking up in the corner--extremely dangerous!
The school's canteen. Jukwah, Ghana, 2006.
Closeup of a bamboo wall. Jukwah, Ghana, 2006.
Two architectures, two materials. Jukwah, Ghana, 2006.
Two women listening to our presentation of gifts to the village of Jukwah, Ghana. Photo by Stan Thompson.
Picture of previous King of the Fante. Jukwah, Ghana, 2007. Photo by Stan Tompson.