Donwie and Banda are memorable names
in today Ga, by the mention of Donwieyiri tribe. The tribe is blessed
with soft spoken intellectuals and has produced one of the finest chiefs
of Ga- Naa Sumani Ibin Banda.
Like the others, farming is
the mainstreaming economic activity for the people of Donwieyiri. Their
women engage in shea butter processing, petty trading and grain banking.
The barter system is very much still upheld by the women traders. In
addition, Ghana cedi and cowries are also acceptable for economic
Customary practices of this
clan are not different from their brethrens. In particular, Jenbenti as
well as the widely celebrated Muslim festivals are enjoyed by the
Donwieyiri people. Entertainment in the form of “dugu”, “gyasi” and
“bawa” ensembles are commonly organised by these people during their
happy moments and ironically during funerals too.