Banda Ahenkro, a historical town located in the west-central of the Bono Region of Ghana, is one of the settlements of the Senufo ethnic group of Ghana. Geographically speaking, Banda Ahenkro is a home for so many ethnic groups who settled there during the trans-Atlantic slave trade era however, the Senufo are the dominant inhabitants. Banda is not the original name of the settlement, it used to be Serminakuu which means groups of grasses.
History tells us that the people of Serminakuu were allies of the Asantes and during the war, they provided a formidable military force to the extent that they even refuse to sleep at night so the Asantes changed their name from Serminakuu to Woanda which means they don’t sleep, and as time goes it got corrupted to Banda by their Bono neighbors as we all know today. Today Banda is the chief settlement of the Banda district.