People of Effutu to celebrate Aboakyer festival
The elders and kingmakers of Otuano Royal Stool House would collaborate with the two Asafo Companies, namely Tuafo Number one and Dentsifo Number two to perform rituals which would commence on 29th April to 6th May 2017.
This was contained in a press release signed by Neenyi Bondzie Eseidu, Abuasuapnyin of Otuano Royal Stool House and copied to Ghana News Agency in Winneba.
The release said “as custodians of the Aboakyer festival, after meeting the two Asafo companies and having begun with the rituals as directed, wish to inform the public through the press that the climax of the festival will come off on 6th May, 2017”.
It stated that “We will therefore entreat all who have interest or a role to play in the festival to have “cool heads” to let peace prevail in the incoming event”.
The release called on the parties to allow the previous resolution adopted by Effutu Municipal Security Council which had helped maintain peace in the past four years towards celebration of the festival.
According to the release, the festival was purely traditional and a customary event and appealed to all those who wear political colours to stay clear out of it.
“We are crying for peace and development , not selfish, self-seeking individual interest who will want to use the festival to amass wealth and leave the town in an impoverished state, a situation we will not encourage” it stated.
The release concluded that at the appropriate time, it will publicly inform about the launch of the Aboakyer festival of the chiefs and people of Effutu Traditional Area.