Have, Volta Region, Ghana: City of Peace


We welcome Matthew A. Onyeanula (Matthew Patricks) who is establishing Have, a small town in the Volta Region of Ghana, as an International City of Peace. Matthew and his colleagues are taking an environmental and business approach to creating a culture of peace through regenerative farming practices.

Note: Introduction page with information primarily at the time of joining International Cities of Peace. For updates, please contact the liaison.

Photos: Eco gardening; Land Restoration and Design

The Regenerative Project in Ghana
Mattlawie Ecological Regenerative Center is all about ecological works, we are very careful of to do all we do organically, without the use of toxic cjemicals, ensuring we restore, maintainand improve our ecosystems which is connected to our health and general well-being.
Peace works


Our vision is for humans, animals, fruits, vegetables, etc to peacefully and happily coexist in our Ecological Center (community), creating a very good example of regenerative – sustainable agriculture and sustainable living in Have, Volta Region, Ghana.


We have recently bought some plots of land in Have Ghana and we aim to develop it into a sustainable farm – ecological regenerative center guided by permaculture principles, a form of sustainable agriculture/sustainable living. Some of the first practical steps in the project are land clearing, development, ecological/sustainable buildings as base camps, eco stay, etc. setting aside some areas to remain undisturbed, ploughing, water connections, growing of different species (varieties) of herbs, shrubs, vegetables, etc..
Bamboo works (Eco garden construction


¤ Ecology/Permaculture/ ICT Training

¤ Peace Advocacies (Peace works)

¤ Community Development

¤ Sports

¤ Eco Cultural Development

¤ Eco village/Eco lodge

¤ Eco Tourism

¤ Natural Building

¤ Recycling

¤ Bee keeping (Apiculture)

¤  Agro-forestry systems – Tree planting

¤ Essential Oil distillations – organic soap making and cosmetics

¤ Greenhouses

¤ Edible forest gardens

¤ Sustainable animal management

¤ Renewable Energy – Solar systems – Rainwater catchment systems – Biogas

¤ Low cost irrigation systems, Etc…

Wood Design – Making some wood chairs



Matthew is from Lagos, Nigeria but is helping to create a regenerative project in Have, Ghana. He is also the CEO at Wis Tchr Creative Zone.

Matthew has had the good fortune to work, study and volunteer in and outside Nigeria.

Matthew is a certified  Peace Advocate, Agro-Ecologist, Permaculturist, Slowfoodist, Climate Change Activist Environmentalist, Eco-Designer, Humanitarian, Creative Artist, Wellness Coach, Sportsman and a Missioner.


Letter of Intent



Matthew is from Lagos, Nigeria but is helping to create a regenerative project in Have, Ghana. He is also the CEO at Wis Tchr Creative Zone.

Matthew studied Intercultural Studies & Missions at God’s Wisdom. He also attended the Life Ways Initiatives of Nigeria (LION).

Matthew is an Climate Change Activist – Agro Ecologist – Earth Ambassador – Peace Ambassador – Regenerative Farmer – Positive Changer – Environmentalist – Permiest – SlowFoodist – Horticulturist – Trainer – Wellness Coach – Humanitarian – Volunteer – Creative Writer.




Matt Nula


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ABOUT HAVE, GHANA (from Wikipedia)

Have is a small town in the Volta Region (or Volta), which is one of Ghana’s ten administrative regions, with Ho designated as its capital. It is located west of Republic of Togo and to the east of Lake Volta. Divided into 25 administrative districts, the region is multi-ethnic and multilingual, including groups such as the Ewe, the Guan, and the Akan peoples. The Guan peoples include the Lolobi, Likpe, Akpafu, Buem, and Nkonya people, et al.

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km², Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language.

The first permanent state in the territory of present-day Ghana dates back to the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti. Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century.

Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana’s current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. On 6 March 1957, it became the first sub-Saharan African nation to become independent of European colonization.

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