Robert Tachie Menson, GNA
Dormaa-Ahenkro (B/A), Dec. 04, GNA – With two days to commence, all is set for the celebration of the Kwafie festival of the chiefs and people of Dormaa Traditional Area at Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Dormaa Central Municipality of Bono Region.
What makes the festival a unique occasion this year is that its coincides with the commemoration of the joint 20th anniversary of Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II and Odeneho Akosua Fima Dwabeng as the Paramount Chief and Queen respectively of the traditional area.
The Planning Committee and of residents, particularly at Dormaa-Ahenkro, have therefore been making feverish preparation towards the occasion.
In view of that, a number of landlords, landladies and families have repainted their houses, whilst huge billboards depicting the portraits of Osagyefo Agyemang Badu II and Odeneho Dwabeng have been erected at entry points to the Dormaa Central Municipality.
The Dormaa Central Municipal Assembly has also facilitated in giving Dormaa-Ahenkro a facelift and have upgraded some principal streets in the municipality.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday, some landlords who have renovated their houses located within the central business district of Dormaa-Ahenkro said “it is necessary to create a positive image about the town because of a large number of visitors who are highly expected to attend the two historic events”.
Business men and women have taken advantage of the occasion and are engaging in brisk businesses by producing and selling cloths and t-shirts bearing the portrait of Osagyefo Agyemang Badu II.
The programme of activities include a beauty contest dubbed ‘Miss Kwafie 2019’, performing of some customary rites and a football match competition.
The two-week event, anticipated to attract natives of Dormaa from far and near, officially starts on Friday, December 6 to be climaxed with a grand durbar on Saturday, December 21st.