The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital located in Kumasi is the second largest hospital in Ghana, and serves as the only tertiary health institution in the Ashanti Region. It is also the unlikely setting of the Okomfo Anokye Sword Site, a site that is sacred to the Ashanti people.
Okomfo Anokye, a high priest and co-founder of the Ashanti kingdom, planted the sword here over three centuries ago, and it is believed that the sword is unmovable.
Many people had attempted, and failed, to pull the sword out, such as former professional boxer Muhammad Ali. In 1996, the sword site was built and visitors were no longer allowed to touch the sword.
“If the sword is removed, it will end the unity of the Ashanti kingdom,” VISIT SITE