The annual Akwanbo Festival of the chiefs and people of Agona Duakwa in the Agona East District in the Central Region has been launched with a call on indigenes, both home and abroad to make meaningful contributions towards the construction of projects for the benefit of the people.

This year’s celebration, which is on the theme: “A TOOL FOR DEVELOPMENT THROUGH YOUTH PARTICIPATION
The celebrations will begin on October 3, 2023, and will be climaxed with a grand durbar on October 14, 2023, at the Primary B school park after the chiefs had been carried in palanquins amid dancing and drumming, as well as the firing of muskets through some principal streets of the town.

The Nkosuohemaa of agona duakwa , Nana Efua Amoakoa I, who chaired the events, called on the people to come back home and participate in the celebration of the festival to make it a memorable one.

As part of the launching, a 26-member planning committee, chaired by Nana Kwaku Kumi I -Saanahene of Agona Duakwa was inaugurated to plan the program of activities towards the celebration of Agona Duakwa Akwambo Festival 2023.

Other activities include clean-up exercises, football gala, State dance, blood donation and health screening, beauty pageant, and inter-school quiz competitions among others.
Nana Kwaku Kumi I Saanahene of Agona Duakwa called on the people to live in peace and remain united towards the forward march of Agona Duakwa town, stressing that “it is only when we are united that we can come together with the chiefs to support the progress of the town and his environs”.

“Unity is very key towards the socio-economic development of the town and must, therefore, be embraced by all for us to reap its full benefits,” the Shanahan said, noting “in order for our dear town to achieve its desired progress, we must put aside our differences and eschew divisiveness among us”.

He noted that the chiefs and elders would continue to work together with the people towards the transformation of the town which is one of the prominent towns within the Agona area.

Planning committee chairperson Nana Kwaku Kumi I assured that the committee would ensure the festival, which had not been held for the past years, was celebrated in a grand style to serve as fond memories in the minds of the people agona duawka.

Source – Barima Nana Arkoh Frempong

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