Odauhene, Daasebre Ofosu Kwabi Ayebiahwe, together with his Elders of Akyem Etwereso has celebrated Akwasidae in a colorful way.
Akwasidae festival is a celebration and remembrance of the dead.
The Akan traditional calendar is divided into nine parts with six weeks in each. The celebration of this period is what is referred to as the Akwasidae festival and comprises Akwasidae and Awukudae.
Early in the morning of Adae, the chief, elders, chief priest, and the family heads are clad in mourning clothes and assemble at the stool room to pour libation.
The chief priest pours libation on behalf of the chiefs and the people of the traditional area and the entire country.
A sheep is sacrificed and the blood is sprinkled on all the stools.
A special meal of mashed yam (eto) and boiled eggs are prepared and served to the gods and spirits of the land.
In the afternoon, the Omanhene sits in state with his sub-chiefs and receive goodwill messages from all well-wishers.
Family heads, elders, and chiefs settle all disputes and misunderstandings within the traditional area.
They address some developmental challenges of the area.
The leaders also discuss problems facing the community and raise funds to solve these problems.
The Odauhene Daasebre Ofosu Kwabi Ayebiahwe in an interview with Ghananews247.com after the Akwasidae festival, thanked the gods for protecting them and also for helping them celebrate Odwira festival successfully.
He said before the celebration of Odwira festival this year they poured libation and asked Nananom to help them organize the Odwira festival successfully, lo and behold they were able to organize the event successfully.
He said if we want to develop as a nation we should let peace prevail in the country.
Daasebre Ofosu Kwabi Ayebiahwe said since next year is an election year, he is advising Ghanaians to choose wisely for the right people to steer the affairs of the nation.
Ghana has everything but we are not progressing rather we are retrogressing.
He advised Ghanaians not to follow political parties but rather choose the right people who will bring development to the nation.
Report by Samuel Quao.