Kuntu is a small village of about 1500 adults and children located on an Atlantic Ocean beach in the Central Region of Ghana near Cape Coast. The nearest town is Saltpond. The main occupations in the village are sea salt gathering, fishing, subsistence farming and market trading. The average wage is about $1.50 USD per day. The village is headed by the village chief, Nana Kwesi Brebo III assisted by the queen mother, Nana Obo Montoa II, from the royal Nsona family. Village civil matters are governed by the village chief and queen mother. There are also 3 squatter sub-villages of fishermen on the Kuntu beach. There are over 3000 residents in the sub-villages but they are not considered citizens of Kuntu.
Most villagers only speak the Fante native language and are considered illiterate because they cannot read or write. Kuntu Village Nkosohen Committee-USA has focused on education to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.
Ghana is a democracy with a federal government but civil issues in villages are governed by village chiefs. Nana Kwesi Brebo III, chief of Kuntu, and Queen Mother, Nana Obo Montoa II, are assisted by sub-chiefs and elders who represent the different families or clans in Kuntu.
Chief of Kuntu
Queen Mother of Kuntu
Nana Segu, Chief of Hinii (Kuntu sub-village), ex-officio sub-chief of Kuntu
Ebusuapanyin Kobina Edamadzie, Nsona Head of Family