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The Event Manger of the Aboakyir Festival for this year, Ekow Budu-Manuel has disclosed that the Aboakyir festival is ongoing despite skirmishes among some traditional heads.

He explains that all the rituals leading the festival has been done therefore the programme has began.

It could be recalled that the Omanehene of the Effutu Traditional Area, Neenyi Ghartey says the Aboakyire festival slated for May 7 will not come on as planned.
He says one Asafo group has decided not to participate because they claim they are always at the losing end. They are always looted at during the festival by the other group.

Whiles the Tufuhene of the Effutu traditional area, Nana Otubua Siripi II has discounted claims that this year’s deer hunting festival “Aboakyire” will be called off.

But Budu-Manuel explains that no protest has occurred since the beginning of the programme.

Ekow Budu-Manuel tells Adom news that the ban on the festival has been lifted so they can enjoy the rich the community whiles the chieftaincy issue is solved.

Ekow Budu-Manuel says the security services have been notified of the upcoming events to prevent any conflict and confusion in the festival.


April 29, 2011 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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