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20.12.2019 General News

All Roads Lead To Dormaa For Kwafie Festival Grand Durbar

By Abdul-Hanan
All Roads Lead To Dormaa For Kwafie Festival Grand Durbar
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Come Saturday December 21, 2019, all roads in Ghana will be leading to Dormaa for the grand durbar of the Kwafie festival and 20th-anniversary celebration of the enstoolment of Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang-Badu II, and Odeneho Akosua Fima II, the paramount chief and Queen of the Dormaa Traditional Area.

Scores of high profile personalities including former President Jerry John Rawlings, Vice President of Cote d' Ivoire, Daniel Kablan Duncan, are expected to grace the occasion.

Other personalities billed to grace the durbar are Sompahene, Japekromhene, Dwenemhene, Bonohene of cote d'Ivoire, Techimanhene, Akwamuhene, Yagbonwura, Bawku Naba, Sefwi Anhwiasohene, Sefwi Bekwaihene, Kumawuhene, Tepahene, President National House of Chiefs Cote d'Ivoire, Otublohum Mantse and President of the Greater Accra House of Chiefs. Oyeemanyie Nana Brain, Asamankesehene and Drobohene

Series of activities including a health walk, cooking competition, pouring of libation in remembrance of ancestors, clean up exercise, commissioning of a Police Headquarters, among others have been organised to mark the celebration.

Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, organized the health walk for residents in Dormaa, Bono Region.

The Minister, who doubled as Member of Parliament for Dormaa held the walk as part of activities marking the 20th-anniversary celebration of the enstoolment of Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang-Badu II, and Odeneho Akosua Fima II, the paramount chief and Queen of the Dormaa Traditional Area

It was also part of activities marking the celebration of the 2019 “Kwafie festival” the most significant event on the traditional calendar, celebrated by the chiefs and people of Dormaa.

The donated about 1000 t-shirts to residents who participated in the walk.

Known in private life as Justice Daniel Mensah, a high court judge, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang-Badu II ascended the Dormaa throne after the demise of his grand uncle, the late Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang-Badu I, in 1998.

He was subsequently enstooled on June 7, 1999, while Odeneho Fima II, the Queen who succeeded her late mother Nana Akosua Nsuaa I, was enstooled on January 31, 2000.

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