The chiefs and people of Techiman Traditional Area in the Bring Ahafo Region have celebrated their Annual Apoo Festival this year in a grand style, with the. Apoo festival. Responsibility: E.V. Asihene. Imprint: Tema, Ghana: Ghana Pub. Corp., Physical description: ix, 70 p.: ill., maps ; 22 cm. Edited by Azizi Powell This pancocojams post provides excerpts from four online articles about Ghana’s Apoo Festival. This post serves as.
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Below is an excerpt from an article discussing the origins and practice of Apoo. This excerpt is taken from the webpage: He noted that the people were peeved during that period but could express their views. Since the people could also not let them those in authority account for their stewardship, they consulted the gods of the area who asked them to set aside some days for them to come out and say what was on their chest more especially about the traditional authorities at that time.
Nana Twi Brempong said the festival was not only about the people getting out what was on their chest about traditional authorities but also all who were in leadership positions in the traditional area.
It is also it which citizens both home and abroad come together to undertake community projects. He said Nananom or elders also pour libation during that period to ask for prosperity, peace and success.
Nana Twi Brempong said the significance of the festival among others are to measure the people in authority and also to enable them give account of their stewardship, protect and preserve their cultural identity as a people as well as promote the well being of the people.
Ghana — Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. The territory of present-day Ghana has been inhabited for a millennium, numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti.
Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, following over a century of native resistance, Ghanas current borders were established by the s as the British Gold Coast. On 6 Marchit became the first sub-Saharan African nation to become independent of European colonisation, a multicultural nation, Ghana has a population of approximately 27 million, spanning a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.
Five percent of the population practices traditional faiths, Ghana is a country led by a president who is both head of state and head of the government. Ghanas economy is one of the strongest and most diversified in Africa, following a century of relative stability.
Ghanas growing economic prosperity and democratic political system have made it a power in West Africa.
OKYENHENE GRACES APOO FESTIVAL IN TECHIMAN – Government of Ghana
Until the 11th century, the majority of modern Ghanas territorial area was unoccupied and uninhabited by humans. Although the feetival of present-day Ghana in West Africa has experienced many population movements, by the early 11th century, the Akans were firmly established in the Akan state called Bonoman, for which the Brong-Ahafo Region is named.
From the 13th century, Akans emerged from what is believed to have been the Bonoman area, to create several Akan feztival of Ghana and these states included Bonoman, Ashanti, Denkyira, Mankessim Kingdom, and Akwamu Eastern region. By the 19th century, the territory festivall the part of Ghana was included in the Kingdom of Ashanti. The Kingdom of Ashanti government operated first as a loose network, prior to Akan contact with Europeans, the Akan Ashanti people created an advanced economy based on principally gold and gold bar commodities then traded with the states of Africa.
The earliest known kingdoms to emerge in modern Ghana were the Mole-Dagbani states, the Mole-Dagombas came on horseback from present-day Burkina Faso under a single leader, Naa Gbewaa.
The death of Naa Gbewaa caused civil war among his children, some of whom broke off and founded separate states including Dagbon, Mamprugu, Mossi, Nanumba, Akan trade with European states began qpoo contact with Portuguese in the 15th century. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Historians are unsure how it came to reside with the Ashanti Empire in good condition after years. The first Anglo-Ashanti war— Mount Olives, one of two general hospitals in Techiman, opened in