After the COVID-19 forced break of the Anlo Hogbetsotso festival for two years, the resumption of the celebration this year has been colourful, following the personalities that graced it.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu Ababio has arrived with his chiefs and elders together with his servants and other kinsmen in his delegation, totalling about a 1,000, to affirm the Asante appellate “Kum Apem A Apem Bɛba” to wit, If you kill a thousand, a thousand will come.
The Asantehene, in his palanquin, went to greet his brother, the Awɔmefia of Anlo State, Togbe Sri III, before he took his seat directly opposite the seating place of the Anlo Traditional Council.
The Awɔmefia’s right wing man later led a delegation to where the Asantehene seated, and welcome him and his entourage.
Meanwhile, Chairman for the occasion, the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, had already taken his seat at the right hand side of the Awɔmefia.
The Ga Mantse also arrived with his entourage beautifully, paid homage to his brother the Awɔmefia, before taking his seat, second to the right hand of the Anlo Overlord.
Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, represented President Akufo-Addo who couldn’t attend the durbar.
He went with the Volta Regional minister, Dr. Yao Archibald Letsa, Information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and other government and state officials.
Also, Togbe Agbesi, the king from Benin where the Anlo forefathers settled before arriving in Ghana also attended the festival.
Present again at the festival was Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II, Kwahumanhene.
Over 40,000 people attended the grand durbar at the Avete school park in Anloga.
By Felix Anim-Appau|Onuaonline.com