The Amu (Brown Rice) festival of the chiefs and people of Avatime Traditional Area has been celebrated on Saturday 11th November 2017 with focus on popularizing the production and consumption of brown rice.
This year’s event, which was on the theme: “Reinforcing unity and Development in Avatime through Brown Rice Culture and Eco-tourism” was to raise funds in aid of a new palace for the Avatime Traditional Area.
In his address, the paramount chief of Avatime Traditional Area Osie Adza Tekpor VII said the successful celebration of Amufest in all seven towns of the Avatime attests to the growing unity and brotherliness in Avatime today.
He said the brown rice festival has also afforded the traditional area the opportunity to mobilized funds towards a targeted project for the community.
The paramount chief, called on all the planning committee to work with the traditional council to help complete all ongoing projects in the area.
While calling on the government to fix the eastern corridor road especially from Peki through Hohoe to Kajebi, Osie Adza Tekpor VII also appealed to the Regional Minister to help address challenges of internet connectivity, telecommunication and television reception difficulties in the area.
On his part, Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, praised the Avatime traditional area for the peaceful installment of their paramount chief.
He expressed his government’s commitment to help complete the construction of the major roads in the area in order to ease transportation.
Once every year in the month of November, the people of Avatime comes together to showcase their uniqueness through the celebration of Amu festival.
Source: Globalfmonline.com/ 105.1 / Richard Atsu