Akwamuman plans towards Akwasidae festival

As part of this year’s annual Akwasidae festival, Akwamuman has set November 2- November 11  as a homecoming event to bring together people and friends of the area to facilitate investment and development.

Consequently a nine-member planning committee chaired by Oyiakahyire Ansah Kwao IV, Chief of Adumasa has been formed to plan the 10-day event.

A statement issued in Accra by Godfred Akyea-Darkwah, Chairman of the Publicity Committee, said on Friday November 2  a vigil would be organised, which would include church service by the Local Council of Churches at 0900 hours and a Muslim Worship at Senchi at 1400 hours. Tuesday November 5 there would be a cleanup exercise starting at 0800 hours and a tree planting programme from Adomi Bridge to Akwamufie and the launch of a week-long programme to give the environment a facelift.

Purification and feeding of the gods in all towns would take place on November 6 as well as the showcase of traditional religion and cultural display by school children.

On Wednesday November 7   there would be visit to the aged at Akwamufie in their homes by,  Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III, Omanhene (Paramount Chief)where he would present gifts to them. There would also be a tour to the Children’s Ward of VRA Hospital by the Omanhene and presentation of gifts to the oldest person in each town.

On the same day there would be motivational talk to school children by some chiefs and other personalities.

On Thursday November 8 there would be Remembrance Day, which is mourning in memory of the dead,  clearing of weeds at the royal mausoleum and a durbar during which the Omanhene would sit in State.

Friday November 9 there would be a float from Akrade, Gyakiti and Apeguso starting from Atimpoku to Akwamufie. There would be a welcome address by the Omanhene, re-inauguration of Akwamuman fekuw (awareness creation), street carnival and fund raising dinner at Volta Hotel in Akosombo.

On Saturday November 10, there would be a grand durbar in Akwamufie and other activities such as beauty contest.

Akwasidae would be celebrated on Sunday November 11 as well as an inter-denominational church service at the forecourt of the palace at Akwamufie.

At a durbar of chiefs and elders of  Odeneho Akoto III, the Omanhene  said it was time Akwamuman took its rightful place in the league of prominent states in Ghana.

Akwamuman was once a prominent state with territories covering most of the southern part of present day Ghana and with many Akans tracing their roots to Akwamu.

The area is noted for its rich cultural and tourist’s heritage including the oldest archaeological sites, the Akosombo Dam, Adomi Bridge and a number of islands.

Odeneho Akoto who was enthroned in February 2011 is seeking to rekindle the historic, cultural, political and spiritual bondage of the State with its kith and kin dotted around Ghana and in the Diaspora.

Source: GNA

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