Posuban or Asafo Company Shrines

Several of these colourful shrines, a combination of the symbolic and mythical, can be found in the streets across the bridge in Elmina and not far on foot from the castle. The Asafo companies are militia-like organizations that once had military duties but are now largely ceremonial in nature and undertake community service. Each of the shrines is dedicated to one of the Asafo, expressing the company’s guiding philosophy or proverb and its superiority over rivals. Be aware that often a fee or libation of schnapps must be offered for permission to take pictures.

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