Tegbi launches Dututudo festival

BY: Romeo Torkonoo

Tegbi, a town in the Keta District of the Volta Region, will from September 1 to 6, 2014,  hold its maiden festival —Dututudo.

Dututudo, which is loosely translated as ‘town development festival’, is aimed at fostering unity and development in a town that is in need of modern amenities. 

Tegbi is a community where the indigenes are predominantly fisher folks and farmers.  

The programmes lined up for the week-long celebration include a walk through the principal streets of the town, football gala and a grand durbar on September 6, 2014. 

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In the past, the people of Tegbi used Easter Saturday to plan development activities for the community. 

The durbar, which will become an annual affair, is expected to attract sons and daughters of the town from all corners of the country. As a development festival, Dututudo will be an occasion to highlight problems in farming and fishing in the community and the efforts that the chiefs and people are making to tackle them.

Meanwhile, starting next year, the Tegbi Town Council has decided to turn the gathering on Easter Saturday into a celebration of the Dututudo festival.

The venue for the festival would be the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) School compound at Tegbi.

The Minister of Roads and Highway, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, is the guest speaker for the event which would be on the theme: “Dignity in self development.”

In an interview with the Daily Graphic, Mr Collins S.D. Ahiabor, the Vice-President of the Tegbi Youth Club, said development was the cornerstone of the festival.

“The government cannot provide everything, we can in our own small way complement the effort of government for the growth of our community,” he said. 

He has, therefore, urged all indigenes of the town to return home to celebrate the festival and contribute their quota to the development of their birthplace.