The running mate for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang visited the Chiefs, Queen Mothers, and people of the Wala traditional area to celebrate this year’s Dumba festival.
Her touch on the ground of the festival received overwhelming cheers from the people as they give her a warm welcome.
Sharing her experience at the festival she said: “Festivals are important events that allow us to chronicle our achievements and inspire confidence in our younger generations who learn about their customs, their traditions, and the past that the elders have traveled.”
“It was another homecoming event for me as I joined Wa Naa, the Chiefs, Queen Mothers, and people of the Wala traditional area to celebrate this year’s Dumba festival.”
“The people of Wa have always been fearless, courageous, and very determined; it was a pleasure for me to participate in this important event.”
Dumba Festival is an annual festival celebrated by the chiefs and people of Wa of the Wala Paramountcy in the Upper West Region of Ghana. It is usually celebrated in the month of September or October.
This festival is celebrated to mark an event that took place in the past. This festival serves as an occasion for the people in the area to unite and renew their commitment to the Islamic religion.
It is also claimed the Wa Naa life is prolonged if he is able to jump over a tethered cow successfully. The fitness of the chief is assessed as to whether he can continue to rule the people.
The body or clothes of the chief must not touch the cow. In case the chief fails, it is said to be a bad omen that he is weak and should not continue to rule. (Source Wikipedia).
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Michael Agyapong Agyapa report