The Ajumako Bisease Township is witnessing massive preparations and an inflow of visitors from across the world, as the Chiefs and people are gearing up for their? Abangye Festival which takes place on July 29 to August 5.
This year;s Festival, which is on the theme: Development in Unity?, according to the? ?Adontehene of Ajumako Traditional Area, Nana Okofo Kwakora-Gyan III, is to bring ?citizens of the indigenes of the town both home and abroad to come together to develop the place.
He is hopeful the event would contribute to easing tension in the country ahead of the declaration of the Presidential Election Petition verdict by the Supreme Court, considering that it would help Ghanaians from the various political divide to appreciate the need to live together to continually enjoy the peace prevailing in the country.
Nana Kwakora-Gyan also used the occasion to appeal to Ghanaians to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court, disclosing that the case represents the greatest test of Ghana?s democracy and ?we as a nation have a responsibility to prevent anything that has the potential of destroying all we have worked for over the years.?
The Abangye Festival is a commemoration of the protection of properties of warriors during the days of war. The warriors kept their belongings under a big tree and protected the tree with palm branches. They came back to find their items intact. The cutting of the branches also helped them count the citizens since each person was required to participate in it and it is held yearly on the? first Friday of August.
Activities for the Festival include clean-up and keep fit exercises, Asafo Akwambo cutting of palm trees, Parading of Twins, Football Gala and games, Cooking competition, a Durbar of Chiefs, Fund Raising and Crowning of Miss Abangye which takes place on August 2.
The legendary King Ayisoba will lead an array of artistes to make the festival very lively.