• Short Summary

    THE PEOPLE OF MPRAESO IN THE KWAHU DISTRICT OF GHANA HAVE REVIVED A FESTIVAL THAT WAS STOPPED MORE THAN FORTY YEARS AGO.

  • Description

    THE PEOPLE OF MPRAESO IN THE KWAHU DISTRICT OF GHANA HAVE REVIVED A FESTIVAL THAT WAS STOPPED MORE THAN FORTY YEARS AGO. IT IS CALLED AFAHYE, AND IS AN OCCASION FOR PRAYING, FAMILY REUNIONS AND THE PURIFICATION OF THE STATE STOOL ON WHICH SITS THE DISTRICT CHIEF.

    AFAHYE IS A TIME OF MERRYMAKING AND CELEBRATION. AFTER THE PURIFICATION OF THE STATE STOOL IN A NEARBY RIVER, THE PEOPLE OF THE DISTRICT PARADE PAST THEIR CHIEF AND PRESENT HIM WITH GIFTS.

    IT IS ALSO AN OCCASION WHEN THE CHIEF OF MPRAESO, NANA KWAME KISSI, RECEIVES HOMAGE FROM SUB-CHIEFS AND TRIBAL ELDERS.

    IN HIS MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE THIS YEAR THE CHIEF CALLED FOR COMMUNAL LABOUR TO DEVELOP THE MPRAESO AREA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVANYIHOJV0NTG83C2G8WZ7L4SB
    Media URN:
    VLVANYIHOJV0NTG83C2G8WZ7L4SB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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