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15.09.2004 Regional News

Asogli yam festival comes off on Sept. 24

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Ho, Sept. 15, GNA - This year's yam festival of the people of the Asogli Traditional Area would commence from Friday, September 24 to Sunday, October 3, according to a release signed by Mr John Kukah, Secretary to the Agbogbomefia, Togbe Afede XIV. The festival, which seeks to highlight unity, reconciliation, stocktaking, development, also serves as a platform for the annual re-union with the ancestors and the re-affirmation of allegiance by all Chiefs and their subjects in the Asogli State to the Agbogbome Stool.

Highpoints of the festivities would include the Volta Congress; an initiative of the Agbogbomefia, under the auspices of the World Bank and the Volta Forum Trust (VTF) would bring together all key stakeholders in the region's socio-economic development agenda. It said a 20-million-dollar Volta Venture Capital Fund (VVCF) and a 10-billion cedi Volta Development Fund (VDF) would be launched to support small and medium enterprises.

The statement said a grand durbar of Chiefs and people of the area would climax the first anniversary celebration of the Enstoolment of the Agbogbomefia and a State dance later that evening.

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