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Nzulezu (Water's surface)


The breathtaking scenery of Nzulezu, a 400-year-old stilt-supported water town on Lake Tadane in the Western Region, stands out as a remarkable interplay between man and nature. 

Nzulezu is a Nzema term that means "water's surface." The village's residents are supposed to have come from Walata, a city in the ancient Ghana Empire, the first of the Western Sudanese states. According to legend, a snail transported the village's forefathers to their current location. 

The tranquil ambiance of the surrounding countryside, along with the usual activities of life on stilts, suggests that man and nature are in a dynamic connection.

All activities like as the pounding of fufu (a traditional meal), schooling, worship, baptisms, and burials are conducted out on the lake, which has been suited to the particular environmental circumstances. It is stated that the lake protects the area from natural disasters such as fires. 

Traditional customs and taboos are still observed by the people of Nzulezu. On the lake, for example, Thursday is a sacred day, and the people do not engage in any rigorous activity on this day. After 3 p.m., visitors are not permitted.

Content created and supplied by: RolandAmoakohene (via Opera News )

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