Gold Coast/Ghana Interesting Historical Facts – Episode 1
Jacob Kwaw Wilson Dey, also known as “Kwaa Bonyi” was a colonial-era Fante artisan, farmer, philanthropist, nationalist and the first recorded indigenous multi-millionaire on the Gold Coast.
He was born on March 10, 1832 in Biriwa and died on May 22, 1902, in Cape Coast.
He is known for solely financing representatives from Gold Coast to England to debate the Lands Bill of 1897. This saved the entire West African coast from their lands being ceased as property of the then British colonial government.
Kwaa Bonyi co-founded and became the first president of the Aborigines’ Right Protection Society (ARPS), formed to campaign and voice local opposition to the proposed 1897 Lands Bill by the British colonial administration.
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