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Ada Asafotufiami Festival kick-starts August 2

Accra,
July 19, GNA – The Asafotufiami Festival, the biggest celebration of the
culture and tradition of the people of Ada, is to kick-start August 2, 2017
with a homecoming and bonfire night at the Aqua Safari Resort.

The
Festival, which is in its 80th year, is one of the biggest festivals
in Ghana and attended by over three million people from all walks of life.

A
statement from the organisers said there would be amazing performances from
some top artistes in Ghana to climax the week-long celebration.

As
part of the activities ahead of the celebration, Djetse Abram Akuaku III, the
Paramount Chief of Ada Traditional Area, led a delegation to Kumasi for
Awukudae on an official invitation by Otumfuor Osei Tutu II.

The
Ada Traditional Council also paid a courtesy call on some distinguished persons
including former President Rawlings, former President John Dramani Mahama and
Dr Daniel McKorley, the Executive Chairman of the McDan Group, who will chair
this year’s festival.

The
eminent personalities assured the Ada Traditional Council of their full support
and expressed readiness to attend and participate fully in the festivities and
congratulated the people of Ada on the milestone.

This
year’s Asafotufiami Festival coincides with the 40 years of Djetse Akuaku’s
reign on the Ada Paramount Stool.

Activities
such as a float, homecoming/bonfire night, a beauty pageant and a grand durbar
would feature as part of the anniversary.

The
Festival, which is held during the first week of August every year, allows the
people of Ada to celebrate their Asafo companies and the ancient wars that they
fought to protect themselves and their lands from foreign invasion.

In
modern times, the festival has, however, become a time for the sons and
daughters of Ada to come back home to take stock of issues that are hindering
the development of the area and make plans for the next year.

This
year’s festival would have the honour of having President Nana Addo Dankwa
Akufo Addo, former Presidents; Jerry John Rawlings and John Dramani Mahama and
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, as special guests.

This
year’s Asafotufiami is proudly powered by the Paramount Stool of Ada and
sponsored by Group Ideal, TV Africa, Business and Financial Times, Ghanaian
Times, The Finder, Citi FM, The Multimedia Group, Obonu TV, Obonu FM and  Radio Ada.

Highlights
of the Festival include Traditional Asafo welcome by Nene Abram, Miss Ada 2017
and a durbar.

GNA

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