Aburi Chief Announces Cultural Centre Project

A senior linquist of the Aburi chief invoking some ancestral spirits

The chief of Aburi, Otoobour Djan Kwasi II, has indicated that a ground breaking exercise for the construction of a four-storey facility will precede activities marking the 2018 Odwira durbar of chiefs, queen mothers and people of the division.

He disclosed this while addressing the chiefs, queen mothers and people within the division during their annual ‘Adae Butuw’ or ban on noise-making and holding of funerals at the Ankaase Palace in Aburi on Wednesday.

Otoobour Djan Kwasi stated that the edifice will serve as a museum and a palace when completed.

The ban on noise-making, drumming, holding of funerals, among other outdoor events, which took effect on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, will last until October 17, 2018.

Otoobour Djan Kwasi, who is also the 23rd occupant of the great Osae Stool of Aburi, expressed his excitement about how people in the creative industry, including researchers, teachers, students and others will find a place to source vital traditional information.

“We are fast losing our traditional values as a people, alien cultures are fast invading our way of doing things and for us in Adontenman, this project is our humble way of creating a centre where the younger generation will have a reference point not only for their academic work but also to build their lives,” he pointed out.

Speaking further on indiscipline among the youth, he called on parents to ensure that they monitor the movements of their children, especially at night.

He advised the youth to desist from engaging themselves in the use of drugs. The chairman of the Otoobour Anniversary Planning Committee, Nana Opare Kwafo, who is also the Mawerehene of Atweasin, called for effective collaborations with the various stakeholders to assist with the construction of the commemorative project.

By Solomon Ofori