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Colourful scenes of First Akwasidae celebration by New Juaben Omanhene Daasebre Kwaku Boateng III

The Newly enstooled New Juaben  Omanhene Daasebre Kwaku Boateng III celebrated his first Akwasidae since his enstoolment .  Odehyie John Kwadwo Yeboah Gyamfi, 51, was on Monday, June 27, 2022 sworn-in by Juabenhene Nana Otuo Siriboe II at the forecourt of Yiadom Hwedie Palace in Koforidua. The new paramount chief was sworn-in with the stool name Nana Kwaku Boateng III to succeed the late Daasebre Prof.

Emeritus Oti Boateng who passed on in 2021 and was buried in May this year together with his late Paramount Queen-mother Nana Yaa Daani II On Sunday July 10,2022 he held a durbar to celebrate his first Akwasidae which is actually the 5th Akwasidae of the year in Ashanti/Akan calendar. Juabenhene Daasebre Otuo Siriboe III graced the occasion .

Traditionally, each Adae is preceded by Dapaa, therefore today Saturday, a day before Akwasidae is Memeneda Dapaa. Akwasidae is a traditional meetings with Ɔmanhene or chief of a town (Krowura) with his subchiefs on 6 weeks, (42 days) periodic intervals. It is a day the ancestors are remembered and are fed with wine and mashed yam,  “Ɛtɔ” and blessings and guidance are sought from them in Nkonnwafieso with libation.

This is an early morning ritual before the meeting. In the meeting, nananom discuss developmental issues, rendering of accountability, making or amending of traditional laws and any other issues are also addressed for solution. It is also a time where natives of the land who are away from home come home to introduce themselves, making gifts to the palace in paying homage to their Overlord.

The most common colour for Akwasidae is white. This traditional sacred day will be observed by all palaces in Akandom nationwide, even in  La Côté D’ivoire. Adae Tokyi to you all.

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