View of the Banda hills from the Boase road, close to the base of the Boase range of hills, looking northwest. Visible (center) is the gap in the hills midway between Ahenkro and Bongase. To the right (north) is the notch in the mountain in an area known as Chuli. The hills to the far right are those associated with the Bui Dam site. Boase area, 11 October, 1982.
View to the southeast from the Banda hills above Ahenkro. In the foreground is the first range of the Banda hills near Ahenkro. In the distance (center) is the range of hills near Boase. Hills west of Ahenkro, 31 August, 1982.
Controlled fires burn in the hills behind Banda-Ahenkro, part of the Bui National Park. The remains of a small grass fire are visible in the foreground. The thatched stalls of the weekly marketplace are visible beneath the majestic kapok tree that once stood at the south edge of town. To the left, near the smaller tree, is the reddish iron roof of the first town clinic, home to a nurse stationed by the goverment in town. Ahenkro experienced several major fires in the 20th century, prompting people to opt for metal roofs when they could afford them. Ahenkro, December, 1982
View to the southeast from the Banda hills above Ahenkro and Kabruno. The villages of Kabruno, Sase, Gbao, Samwa and Dompofie are visible beyond the first range of hills. The road leading south to Sabiye appears as a thin white line. In the background are the hills near Boase. Hills west of Ahenkro, 31 August, 1982.
View looking southeast from the Banda hills above Ahenkro. The grid of Banda-Ahenkro's streets and rooftops is visible in the distance. In the background (right) are the eastern range of hills near Boase. The south end of the hills near Fawoman is visible, upper left. Hills west of Ahenkro, 31 August, 1982.
View from the small hill west of Kabruno, looking east-southeast. Left, the range of hills near Fawoman. Right, the northern end of the Obase hills. Rooftops in Dompofie and Gbao are visible in the foreground. Banda area, 23 July, 1982.
View looking northwest to the small hills (left) on western outskirts of Kabruno. Main range of Banda hills is visible in the background (right), with savanna woodland vegetation in the foreground. Hills west of Ahenkro, 31 August, 1982.
Bridge spanning the Tombԑ River near Sabiye on the road from Menji to Ahenkro, view to the south. Loose planks had to be arranged to allow vehicles to pass. Kwasi Mensah and Mensah Listowell (white shirt) arrange loose planks to enable a vehicle to pass. Sabiye, August, 1982.
A typical side road leading to villages off the then-main road that connected Menji to Ahenkro in the Banda area. Tall grass lines the narrow track which was primarily used by lorries which transported agricultural products. December, 1982.
Standing on the south bank of the Black Volta River near Bui village, looking east-northeast to the gap in the Banda hills where the Bui Dam was constructed after 2008. The area between Bui village and the river was the site of a 19th-century village, Bui Kataa (old Bui). This area was flooded by the rising waters of Bui Lake as it formed behind Bui Dam after 2012. Bui Village, 25 July, 1982.
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