2018 Agortime Kente Festival promises “richest kente and culture”

By Samuel Akumatey, GNA

Ho, Oct. 09, GNA – All is set for the 2018
edition of the Agortime Kente Festival of the people of Agortime Kpetoe in the
Volta Region, with organisers promising the “richest of Kente and
culture.”

Mr Eddie Akotei, Chairman of the Festival
Planning Committee, told the Ghana News Agency that the checklist for the
preparations had been cleared, and that heavy security would be maintained
throughout the festivities.

He therefore called on tourists, arts and
culture enthusiasts, and the general public to join them celebrate the rich
Kpetoe heritage.

“Come and witness the beauty and richness
of Agortime on display. You will see the best of Kente in the whole world,”
Mr Akotei said.

The festival is on the theme:
“Attitudinal Change: the Panacea for our Future Development”, and it
opens on Sunday October 14, with the commencement of church services in
selected towns, and traditional prayers on Monday October 15.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is
expected to grace the grand durbar on Saturday October 20.

During the week, the town would be littered
with musical concerts, a Miss Kente beauty contest, weaving competitions, and a
pageantry on Thursday of maidens drawing water from River Tordzi to welcome
visitors.

The dramatic landing rites of the people would
also be re-acted on the River during the early hours of Thursday, and
communities like Letsukofe and Wodome will be drowned out by the sound and
smoke of musketry on Friday, a symbol of war victory jubilation.

This year’s event includes a food bazaar
during which Potokpakpa, a staple food of corn meal and okra soup would be
served in homes in all the 37 communities.

The United States of America’s Ambassador is
among dignitaries expected during the festival, as well as hundreds of tourists
from across the world.

The event is being organised in collaboration
with the Ministry of Tourism.

GNA

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