Togbega Afum Asare III

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The Leadership of the Fodzoku Traditional Council in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region has outlined activities to be undertaken in the area, as part of observing the final funeral and burial rites of the late Togbega Afum Asare III.

Togbega Afum Asare III who was installed the Paramount Chief of the Fodzoku traditional area in 1945, passed on January 1, 2019, at VRA Hospital in Akosombo after a short illness.

He died at the age of 95.

Fodzoku is a resettled community near Juapong with over 5,000 people of the community who were resettled there to pave the way for the construction of the Kpong Hydro-electric Dam.

According to a notice issued by the Council dated November 22, 2021, the activities to be observed are scheduled to last for a week, beginning from April 4, 2022, to April 9 of the same year.

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The details of the activities are listed below:

Monday, April 4th, 2022

  1. Pouring of libation,
  2. firing of musketry and cultural performance by Asafo group, sounding of the Atumpani drums and appellations to announce the commencement of the funeral rites
  • Asafo and Atrikpui and Gblorvu fofo
  1. Dzotinudordor and performance of traditional rites till daybreak

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

  1. Sounding of Atumpani drums and Asafoworwor continues
  2. Firing of musketry and cultural performances
  • Wake-keeping by the Christian community in Fodzoku
  1. Cultural performances continue

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

  1. Avihe through the principal streets of Fodzoku community by women and Asafo group
  2. Sounding of Atumpani drums and Asafoworwor
  • Atrikpui by Avedotoe Asafo Group
  1. Cultural performances
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Thursday, April 7th, 2022

  1. Sounding of Atumpani drums
  2. Asafo and other cultural performances
  • Receiving Togbega back home amidst Asafo performances
  1. Wake-keeping

Friday, April 8th, 2022

  1. Atumpani drums and Asafo performances
  2. Atrikpui drumming gorup- Togbe Samlafo
  • Agbikor drumming group- Togbe Kumi
  1. Agbo drumming group -Togbe Banahene

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

  1. Burial Service
  2. Cultural performances by cultural goups (Dadome , D.A. School, Aforkpakope and R.C. School),
  • Atumpani, Asafo and Atrikpui continues.
  1. Reception at the E.P. School park
  2. Private Royal Interment

Sunday, 10th April, 2022

  1. Thanksgiving service at the E.P. School Park.
  2. Final funeral rites and cultural performances
  • Ancestral cross over and family gathering

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