Tanosu, built where the road crosses the Tano River, was founded by prisoners of war taken by Opoku Ware in Akyem in 1742. A priest who was among them was appointed caretaker of the Tano god. Later in the reign of Opoku Ware a faction moved and founded Bechem on the main road beyond Nkwanta.

[Information given by the Nkwantahene]


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