The ‘immovable’ Sword driven into the ground by Okomfo Anokye remains and is venue of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. History has it that the sword was pushed into the ground, almost 300 years ago. It is believed the Okomfo pronounced that no one would be able to remove the sword, and so it has remained in spite of attempts. The Ashanti state, it is believed, would collapse should the sword ever be pulled out of the ground.
Today, March 1, is the anniversary of the Battle of Adwa in 1896. On this day an African army by Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia annihilated the Italian invaders of the Horn of Africa. It is one of the most significant single victories in modern times of African people over European aggression in Africa.