Once more, fetu Afahye in Cape Coast Ghana is here, as people in the district are getting ready to set up a mind boggling celebration in the Central region of Ghana. The Chiefs and people are ready to celebrate this year’s year’s Fetu Festival following a two-year break.
The city is bubbling with happiness. Residents are prepared, and several international tourists are already in town to participate in the festival.
Practically every one of the hotels in the Central Regional capital have been completely reserved ahead of the festival which starts on Saturday, September 3, 2022.
The well known Fetu Afahye, which went on a break for two-years because of the flare-up of the Covid illness (COVID-19) pandemic, is back.
Citizens and visitors have started showing up, as supporters guess that the 2022 festival will be a major rebound after the pandemic constrained conventional specialists not to celebrate the festival in 2020 and 2021.
Activities for the festival will be peaked with a stupendous durbar of the chiefs and people of the Oguaa Traditional Area next Saturday, with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expected to grace the festival.
The theme for this year’s festival is:
‘Making Cape Coast great again through tourism, education and development’.
Ahead of the celebration, Cape Coast is being given a facelift, as both the traditional and local authorities hope to leverage the interest the festival is generating.
As part of the preparation, all places required to be painted are being done, while pubs, restaurants and eateries were all rebranding and expanding in anticipation of the huge number of patrons expected to throng the metropolis this week.
Practically all hotels have been booked as of now. Scurity cameras had been installed. Notification and warning signs has been put at vantage points in the hotels to ensure tight security at all facilities during the period.
Ahead of the commemoration and climax of the festival, the Oguaa Traditional Area had called for partnership to project the area positively and attract investors there for accelerated development.
The Omanhen of the Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, said at a media briefing that collaboration and partnership with stakeholders, including the media, were paramount, as it would promote peace and unity and ensure that the potential of the area was recognised and sold to the world.
He called on the citizenry, both home and abroad, to support the festivities to make Oguaa great again.
Activities lined up for the celebration include the Emintsimadze Health Walk, clean-up by Asafo companies and the Bakatue.
There will also be a health and sanitation day, as well as the launch of the Oguaaman fi lm HIV-AIDS awareness day campaign.
Others are the Mmofra Mmofra Day for children, lagoon cruise, a vigil, a masquerade flout and a Women’s Day.