Akwamus Celebrate Festival

ChiefThe chiefs and people of the Akwamu Traditional Area in the Eastern Region on Sun-day held a durbar to mark their Adaebutuw Akwasidae festival.

The festival offered them the opportunity to renew their allegiance to the paramount chief of the area, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III and plan development programmes for the area.

Odeneho Akoto sat in state at the forecourt of the Akwamuman  Bogyawe Palace and received his chiefs and Akwamu citizens who pledged their loyalty to him and the Akwamu state.

The Ahenenanahene of the Akyem Abuakwa Stool,  Nana Kwaku Dua and the Ahenenana-hemaa, Dr. Larteh, were there to pay homage to the Omanhene and wished him well.

The festival was also attended by the Queenmother of Agogo and the Aduana family from Akuase.

The two-hour celebration was witnessed by the town folks who turned up in their beautiful traditional regalia.

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

The area is noted for its rich cultural and tourist heritage, including the oldest archaeological sites, a museum where you find the original Christianborg Castle keys that was kept as a trophy when Nana Asamani of Akwamu captured the castle in 1693, 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.

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