Pognaa Napog Kpintaatobo I
Pognaa Napog Kpintaatobo I of Baazing looking at locally woven clothes for sale during a visit to the village of Lyssah, a community not far from her own, in the Upper West region of Ghana. A pognaa is responsible, in particular, for the wellbeing of women and children in her area of authority. While the title translates as "woman chief", in practice her authority is subject to a male chief. The role of the pognamine (plural of pognaa) is being revived after having been suppressed during the colonial era, and they are increasingly seen as a force for development.