An indigene of Ashanti Bekwai and a managing partner at Trent Legal Amansie Chambers, Ralph Poku-Adusei, has presented an amount of GH¢10,000.00 to the chiefs and elders of the Bekwai traditional area in support of the celebration of “Odotobri Festival”, the first of its kind by the traditional authorities.
He made the presentation at the launch of the festival held at the forecourt of the Ayeboafo Palace (Pramaso) last Friday after paying his respect to the Omanhene of the Bekwai traditional area, Nana Osei Kwadwo II, while he sat in state to exchange pleasantries with his guess.
The “Odotobri Festival” will be an annual festival that will be celebrated by the people of Bekwai. The festival will be celebrated annually on Easter Monday starting from 2023.
Commitment to Bekwai
Addressing journalists on the sidelines of the launch of the festival, Mr Poku-Adusei, noted that he is committed to the development of the Bekwai district and to the well-being of the indigenes of his place of birth.
He added that he looks forward to making further contributions to the planning and execution of the new festival that the chiefs and elders of the Bekwai traditional area have decided to institute.
“The ‘Odotobri festival’ is long overdue as far as I am concerned. As an indigene of Bekwai, I have a fair understanding of the history of the place and I clearly identify with the decision of ‘Nananom’ to choose the name ‘Odotobri’.
“I am committed to the celebration and I will do everything within my means to make the festival a success.
“I urge all other Ghanaians of Bekwai origin to join in and contribute to the maiden edition of the festival and future celebrations”, Ralph Poku-Adusei added.
Mr Poku-Adusei, made an earlier presentation of GH¢2,000.00 to support the activities of the planning committee ahead of the official launch of the Odotobri festival.
In all, he has contributed GH¢12,000.00 to the upcoming festival.