George Ekem Ferguson, a representative of the Gold Coast Colonial Government, visited the Banda area in December 1894 and met with representatives of the Banda chief at Lawra (later called Bui). Here they concluded a Treaty of Friendship and Trade. Ferguson’s account of his visit is included along with the text of the treaty between "Se Yau" [Sie Yaw Dwuru] "King of the country of Banda" and "Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain…" The treaty lists 24 signatories, including a number of chiefs, headmen and the queen mother. Original: Public Records Office, London. To cite: CO879/41 No. 479 African (West). Gold Coast. Further Correspondence Respecting the Missions of Mr. G. E. Ferguson and the Extent of British Influence in the Hinterland of the Gold Coast Colony. Colonial Office, September 1895; no. 57 January 22, 1895. Sir W. B. Griffith to the Marquess of Ripon, Enclosures 1 & 2: “Mr. Ferguson to the Governor” December 15, 1894; “Treaty of Friendship and Freedom of Trade, Lawra, 5 December.” 5 pages.
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Gold Coast Colony; Sie Yao Dwuru
Banda (Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana); Governance; Treaties
Ferguson, George E.
Public Records Office, London. CO879/41 No. 479 African (West). Gold Coast.