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NGLESHIE AMANFROM CELEBRATES’AKWAASA’ FESTIVAL

                                      Chief of Ngleshie Amanfrom-Nii Kwashie- Gborlor IV

 Scores of people thronged Ngleshie Amanfrom  to witness the ‘Akwaasa’ festival celebrated by the people to signify a successful year and to ask the gods for protection  in the ensuing year.

According to the Gyasekye of the town, Nii Kwaku Botwe, the festival which was celebrated almost forty years ago would help unite residents as they meet to take stock of past events.

He cautioned people to refrain from touting themselves as the chiefs and elders of Ngleshie Amanfrom as there is no other Chief anywhere apart from him.

Reacting to a news publication making rounds that Ngleshie Amanfrom had no chief, the Gyasekye who spoke on behalf of the chief (Nii Kwashie Gbolor  IV) maintained that he has been installed and fully recognized by all authorities concerned and so people should not grant audience to any individual or persons who  present themselves as chief and that Nii Kwashie Gbolor  IV is the only recognized and installed Chief of Ngleshie Amanfrom.’’

There is only one Chief who has been duly installed and recognized by the people and all authorities concerned. People should understand that we have our queen mother, King Maker and all our elders are duly constituted. We are all united as one people.

When you people came for the festival, did any of you notice the presence of any police Officers or any disturbance anywhere? He quizzed

He appealed  to the ministry of Chieftaincy  to institute punitive measures against people who  continuously  call themselves as chiefs even though they are not.’’ The illegality should stop in order to have respect for the chieftaincy Institution.’’ He added

The ‘Akwaasa  Wulomo’, Numo Kankam II, on his part said the festival  was bequeath to them by his ancestors and  celebrated only by the people of Ngleshie Amanfrom.’’ Being a wolomo ( Chief Priest) for twenty seven years I have learnt a lot from this festival, It has also given all the youth even the elderly here who saw this almost forty years ago, another opportunity  to witness this important ceremony.’’

The Chief priest said as a growing town they are faced with poor road network and do not have a major hospital to cater for the health needs of residents.

He therefore appealed to the government, indigenes of Ngleshie Amanfrom both home and abroad to    come to their aid.
By;Ebenezer kofi Amponsah
E-mail: kofiamponsah2@yahoo.com

 

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