How the Abetifihene celebrated the 30th anniversary

Rich kente, golden ornaments, drum beats and chants ushered in the Abetifihene, Nana Achemfuor Aseidu III as he emerged from the inner chamber of his Palace onto a palanquin before leading the royals on a procession through the principal streets of Abetifi on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of his reign as Chief of Kwahu Abetifi, in the Eastern Region.

It formed one of the major highlights of the 2022 Kwahu Easter festivities.

The Abetifihene was joined on the procession Sunday by other leading royals including the Akwamuhene of Abetifi, Berima Danso Brefo I and Ohemaa Amanua who rode in separate palanquins during the hour-long procession to the durbar grounds at the forecourt of the palace.

With Berima Danso Brefo I and Ohemaa Amanua leading, the regal procession made periodic stops on some principal streets before making their final stop at the venue of the Grand Durbar of Nananom and people of Abetifi.

The royals used the stops to acknowledge the warm reception given to them by the hundreds who joined the march as well as those who came out of their homes to greet them.

Riding in the biggest palanquin of the procession, the Abetifihene regularly dipped his hands into the massive Kente cloth and threw coins, toffees and branded 30th anniversary handkerchiefs to the joyous crowd who were full of praise for the traditional leader.

The procession was a prelude to the grand durbar of the entire community, which President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to attend as the guest of honor.

Source: Graphic

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