‘Sakawa’ a Ghanaian term for illegal practices which combine modern Internet-based fraud with fetish rituals.
The rituals, which are mostly in the form of sacrifices, are intended to spiritually manipulate victims so that the scammer’s fraud is successful.
It is something that Ghanaians seriously frow upon and whoever is tagged as being involved is regarded as demonic.
Interestingly, it has now become a normalcy, as the youth are really engaged in it because of the rate of unemployment in the country.
Sakawa Boys, fraud or Gameboys, as they are sometimes called seems to be everywhere in Ghana but these areas hub them the most.As you know how we tagged Kejetia and Circle with transportation and hawking. So do we tag these places with Sakawa boys.
Agona Swedru is a town and the capital of Agona West Municipal District, a district in the Central Region of south Ghana.
If there is anything in contemporary times that Agona Swedru will be noted for, it would be ‘sakawa’.
You remember the sakawa boy who confessed to having over 2million dollars in his bank account but do not have a peace of mind? The one who introduced him into the ‘sakawa business’ is from Agona Swedru.
Tamale is the “Capital” and the largest of the three northern regions in the Northern part of Ghana.The most developed among the three regions.
But when you visit the northern part of Ghana and Tamale to be precise, you will see how sad/worst things are going on with the youth. Sakawa boys are all over.
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