This years Odwira Festival of the chiefs and people of Akuapem is expected to come off on October 15
The ceremony which ends the Adaebutu rites to pave way for the Odwira was attended by the Akuapem Banmuhemaa, Nana Otwiwaa Anima Afari, the spokesperson for the Banmuhene, Ohenenana B. S. Opoku, Odehye Frempong Ohene Akuffo and other elders of Akuapem.
According to Nana Afari Bampo, although the Akuapem Queenmother, Nana Afua Obuo Nketia was not in
Throwing light on the issue, he said the demise of the Okuapehene, Oseadeoyo Addo Dankwa II about three years ago led to a
Nana Afari Bampo explained that since Adaebutu did not involve the installation of a successor to the late Omanhene but purely a traditional
rite to commence the Odwira, the leading traditional leaders in the area, the Krontihene, Nana Kwasi Offei and the Acting President of the Akuapem Traditional Council, Otuobour Djan Kwasi had given their blessing.
The head of National Security, Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah, the Banmuhene stated had also backed the idea and showed a letter to that effect.
He further explained that because there was currently no Omanhehe, the divisional and
Ohenenana B. S. Opoku said a number of activities such as path clearing, bathing of the black stool and wailing to remember their ancestors would be performed on specific days to be announced later.