Kwasi Boakye (24 April 1827 – 9 June 1904), sometimes archaically spelt as Aquasi Boachi, was a mining engineer who was born a Prince of the Ashanti Empire. Together with his cousin Kwame Poku he was sent in 1837 by King Kwaku Dua I to the Netherlands to receive education, as part of larger negotiations between Ashanti about the recruitment of Ashanti soldiers for the Dutch East Indies Army.
Kwasi Boakye in 1899.
|Born||24 April 1827|
|Died||9 June 1904 (aged 77)|
|Other names||Aquasie Boachi|
|Occupation||Ashanti prince raised in the Netherlands|
Although Kwame Poku did return to the Gold Coast as planned, Kwasi Boakye stayed in the Netherlands. He was trained as a mining engineer at the fore-runner of Delft University, where he graduated in 1847.
In 1850, he was sent to the Dutch East Indies. There he was discriminated by his superior Cornelius de Groot van Embden, for which he received financial compensation in 1857. As part of the compensation, he was awarded an estate in Bantar Peteh, south of Buitenzorg. He died on this estate in 1904.
- Boachi, Aquasie (1855) Onderzoek naar de kolen, gevonden langs het strand der Meeuwenbaai, residentie Bantam. Natuurkundig Tijdschrift van Nederlands-Indië, IX, p. 49
- Boachi, Aquasie (1856) Onderzoek naar het aanwezen van steenkolen in het terrein aan de Tjilaloekbaai (Preanger Regentschappen). Natuurkundig Tijdschrift van Nederlands-Indie, XI, p. 461
- Boachi, Aquasie (1856) Mededeelingen over de Chinezen op het Eiland Java. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde, Volume 4, nr 2, pp. 303–307.