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Rain Disrupts Obourdwan Festival for the Second Time in Asamankese

For the second time in Asamankese of the Eastern Region, rain has disrupted the Obourdwan Festival which began in 2018 under the leadership of Osabarima Adu Darko III, the chief of Asamankese.

The heavy winds destroyed some umbrellas belonging to some chiefs who graced the occasion at 2:17 pm when the West Akyem Municipal chief executive finished his speech within two minutes out of ten minutes given to him.

Just before the Chief of Asamankese was about to deliver his speech, the rain took over but the chief managed to speak about ten minutes out of initial 25 minutes allocated to him, meanwhile, similar rainfall with heavy winds and Thunderstorm disrupted the maiden festival in 2018 when the chief was delivering his speech.

Security was tight at the Town since the beginning of the week-long festival and the security men who guarded the ground durbar defied the rain and ensure law and order.

This year also marks the 5th Anniversary of Osabarima Adu Darko III, the recognized chief of Asamankese and the 65th Anniversary of Obaahema Nana Akosua Birikoramang who happens to be one of the longest-serving queen mothers of the Akan Tradition.

Several activities were penciled down to mark this year’s celebration which began from 28th October to 3rd November.

The activities include float, clean-up exercise, educational quizzes, football gala, street carnival, gospel rock show, and a grand durbar.

Source: Kofi Atakora/

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