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Over 1,500 tourists expected to attend the Agotime Kente Festival

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Over 1,500 foreign and local tourists are expected to attend this year’s Agotime Kente Festival at Kpetoe.

The festival, scheduled between August 5 and September 5 on the theme, “Kente, our heritage for wealth creation,” has a history of high patronage from tourists.

Last year over 1,000 tourists were said to have attended the grand durbar and many of them bought kente.

Mr Gabriel Kofi Katamani, Chairman of the 2010 Kente Festival Planning Committee, told the GNA that preparations were advanced to accommodate tourists and visitors to the Festival.

“The people of Agotime are very hospitable and are ready to host visitors even in their homes. We also have nice hotels in Kpetoe and Ho for tourists,” he said.

Mr Katamani said this year the festival has a lot of cultural and social activities to give a wholesome package to tourists apart from the “quality and wide range of Kente fabrics.”

He said activities such as firing of musketry, borborbor, fetching of water by maidens, Kente night, sounding of talking drums, story telling competitions and riding in palanquin of warlords would add colour to the Festival.

Mr Katamani appealed all citizens of Agotime staying outside the traditional area to come home for the celebrations.

Source: GNA

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