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Entertainment Tue, 22 Jun 2010

Bakatue Festival to come on in July

Elmina, June 22, GNA - The Omanhene of the Edina Traditional Area, N ana Kodwo Conduah VI, said on Tuesday that the "Bakatue" festival of the chie fs and people of the area will come on in July as scheduled. He said the impasse between him and the Elmina Canoe Owners and Fishermen Association had been resolved and appealed to organisations and corporate bodies interested in sponsoring the festival to do so because there is absolute peace in the town. Nana Kodwo Conduah told a press conference that rituals preceding t he festival were on-going and that the regatta on the Benya Lagoon would be July 6, while a grand durbar to climax the festival would be held on July 10. Confirming the settlement, the secretary to the Fishermen's Association, Mr. Robert Mensah, said they were satisfied with the resolut ion of the matter as Nana Kojo Mbrah now recognizes the new Chief Fisherman, Nana Egya Akonu, following the intervention of the Municipal Security Council. He said members of the association were fully involved in the ritu als towards the festival and also re-echoed calls to business organizations t o sponsor the festival. It will be recalled that members of the Association threatened to cause mayhem if the Omanhene attempted to celebrate the festival because Nana Jojo Solomon had been destooled and therefore it was unacceptable fo r Nana Kojo Mbrah chief to continue to support him.

Elmina, June 22, GNA - The Omanhene of the Edina Traditional Area, N ana Kodwo Conduah VI, said on Tuesday that the "Bakatue" festival of the chie fs and people of the area will come on in July as scheduled. He said the impasse between him and the Elmina Canoe Owners and Fishermen Association had been resolved and appealed to organisations and corporate bodies interested in sponsoring the festival to do so because there is absolute peace in the town. Nana Kodwo Conduah told a press conference that rituals preceding t he festival were on-going and that the regatta on the Benya Lagoon would be July 6, while a grand durbar to climax the festival would be held on July 10. Confirming the settlement, the secretary to the Fishermen's Association, Mr. Robert Mensah, said they were satisfied with the resolut ion of the matter as Nana Kojo Mbrah now recognizes the new Chief Fisherman, Nana Egya Akonu, following the intervention of the Municipal Security Council. He said members of the association were fully involved in the ritu als towards the festival and also re-echoed calls to business organizations t o sponsor the festival. It will be recalled that members of the Association threatened to cause mayhem if the Omanhene attempted to celebrate the festival because Nana Jojo Solomon had been destooled and therefore it was unacceptable fo r Nana Kojo Mbrah chief to continue to support him.

Source: GNA