The memorable event, rich in art and culture is aimed at cleansing, purifying and re-uniting families among other things is slated for 15th to 22nd Sept. 2019.
The okuapeman Odwira festival will usher in a new peaceful and undisturbed year.It is also a period for stock-taking and merry making. This is also used to herald the eating of farm produce such as yam.
The festival will also be marked by various activities involving the re-enactment of important historical events in remembrance of the brave ancestors.
It also provides an opportunity for people to re-unite with one another to fraternise and contribute towards the development of the okuapeman community.
The municipal chief executive for Akuapem North in his address, said even though previous festivals had been remarkable and worth celebrating the 2019 edition is going to witness exceptional backing.
” it’s going to be stunning, we are ready to receive tens and thousands of people who usually thronged the municipality on such occasions”. He added
On the issue of security, Hon. Aboagye assured Ghanaians and people from the diaspora of their readiness to address and combat all forms of social vices that are usually associated with such events.
“This year’s festival will see a joint security collabo team comprising the BNI, the police, NADMO etc. who would give adequate security and ensurethe safety of everyone especially visitors’. He added.
State secretary of Okuapeman, Opanin Kwesi Bekoe on his part adviced the youth to desist from engaging in acts that has the tendency to undermine the integrity of the festival.
According to Opanin Bekoe, the Odwira festival portrays the traditions and customs of the people okuapeman and should therefore be given the needed reverence it deserves.
He noted “the youth should come and have fun but should avoid unnecessary exposure of themselves, they should do everything in moderation so that they bring honour to themselves and the okuapeman community”.
The event brought together chiefs, queen mothers, government officials, people in the academia and scores of people from the Eastern region.
The 2019 Okuapeman Odwira festival was launched in Accra
Story By: Adwoa Sarfoa