The Agotime Kpetoe “Agbamevoza” (Kente) Festival

The people of Agotime Kpetoe in the Volta Region of Ghana just south of the regional capital, Ho near the border with Togo since 1995 have celebrated the Agotime Kente Festival. The festival was established to celebrate and promote the kente weaving industry in the Agotime Traditional Area. The area has one of the highest concentration of weavers in Ghana which is the main occupation of most of the people. It also serves as a source of cultural pride for the people in the area.

The festival is celebrated in the second week of September and it is a week long event. Most of the activities include weaving competitions for  the fastest weavers and the most innovative designers. Kente exhibitions are also held, firing of musketry, drumming and dancing competitions. The festival always ends on Saturday with a grand durbar of chiefs and queen mothers from the 37 towns and villages in the Agotime Traditional Area. This year’s festival celebrations will also include a Junior Camp Ghana event to be held for most of the schools in the Agotime Traditional Area. At this event the students will get the opportunity to meet mentors who will counsel and guide them in the various future career choices. This will be held on the 9th of September.To mentor at this event for those who are residents of Ho and its environs who can make it to Agotime on the above mentioned date, kindly visit the facebook page of Junior Camp Ghana, Twitter: JuniorCampGhana and Gplus +Junior Camp Ghana pages and register for the event.let us see to it that our brothers and sisters in the SHS and JHS live tomorrow’s career today..
. W

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