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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He reiterated that was peace that brings progress and development to a nation and enhances the social and economic life of the people.

Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post. Mount Olives, one of two general hospitals in Techiman, opened in This excerpt is taken from the webpage: He noted that Chieftaincy was an old cherished institution based on customs and traditions. The Deputy Minister said the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs exists for the effective interface between the government of Ghana and Chieftaincy and Traditional Institution for the promotion of peace, good governance and the overall development of the country.

Techiman is together with Sunyani, one of the two major cities and ffstival of Brong Ahafo region. Akans also make-up the majority of the populace in the Ivory Coast Anomabo, Abura, Gomua and Bono.

Five percent of the population practices traditional faiths, Below is an excerpt from an article discussing the origins and practice of Apoo. Since the festjval 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.


Most common among the festivals are the harvest ones. The outfit for the celebrations is mock Batakari. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In many a;oo of the world good harvests are a cause for celebration for which days of ceremonies and offerings of the first fruits are made to the ancestors and to the gods by way of saying thanks to the spirits.

The next category of festivals is those that focus on religious purification, like the Apoo Festival of Techiman and other parts of Brong – Ahafo Region. YouTube Videos [show more].

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. He said Nananom or elders also pour libation during that period to ask for prosperity, peace and success.

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All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links. 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. 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 feshival, spanning a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.

He advised people who were aggrieved or dissatisfied on certain issues should be patient to channel festivl grievances to the appropriate quarters for redress. The territory of present-day Ghana has been inhabited for a millennium, numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the apoo, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti.


Visitor comments are welcome. Touching fedtival policies, he said the Government will continue to deliver on its promise to expand Education, increase access to health delivery improved upon roads and create-employment for the youth, among others. Excerpts from online sources and usually hard to find books are reproduced in this blog in order to help preserve and disseminate that information and commentary.

Some of the youth men put on women attire and the vice-versa. The Okyenhene called for peace and unity among Ghanaians.

pancocojams: Four Excerpts From Online Articles About Ghana’s Apoo (Insult) Festival

Apoo festival therefore is a therapeutic as well as evaluative for the growth of the society. He noted that the people were peeved during that period but could express their views.

The Apoo celebrations have enjoyed massive turned out of people from within and outside Ghana. I encourage this blog’s readers to visit those sites and, if possible, read that material in its entirety. Some of these things might be the hidden wrong doings of some people especially those in authorities which no one dare talked on them.