Ampenyi is a fishing community situated between Elmina and Dutch Komenda in the central region of Ghana.
In December 1625 the Dutch had ambition of capturing Elmina with 1200 soldiers of their own men. It was commanded by Admiral Jan Dirks Lamb. Before sunset the Dutch were defeated by the people of Terra Pequena ( Ampenyi).
The main occupation of the inhabitants is fishing. They go to fishing on all the days with exception of Tuesdays. On the east, it is bounded by a lagoon. They go on the lagoon all days except on Wednesday for fish like tilapia and oyster. The lagoon is also best for salt production.
It has a population of about 2.200 including children and adults. Since former education has been the priority of everyone in the world, there is a nursery, primary and junior high school in the community. About 800 children make up the nursery, primary and the junior high school.
It is made up of churches like: Catholic, Methodist, Twelve Apostle, Apostolic, Musama Disco Christo, Pentecost, AME Zion and church of Christ. There is also a mosque for the Muslims.
In 1997 Ampenyi was nominated as Pan African Festival (Panafest) Village by the board of Panafest. Ghana Tourist Board awarded Ampenyi beach as the nicest beach in Ghana on 2003.
Young people from Ampenyi will guide you through the village, they tell you about the history of Ampenyi, you get the chance to meet the fishermen of Ampenyi and will get an idea how their life is. A visit to the chief is also possible.
If you want to make use of the guided tour through Ampenyi, please let us know, we will take up contact with the guide.