The Chiefs and people of Armaaman from the Ajumako Dewrapong clan of the James Town, a community in the Upper West Akyim District of Eastern region has celebrated their annual Yam festival to feed the stools of all the past Chiefs who reigned as Chiefs of the area.
The festival is aimed at purifying the stools of the past Chiefs to strengthen the stools to protect lives and properties of the people of Armaaman community.
The colourful ceremony attracted dignitaries from far and near including some chiefs and queen mothers from the various Ga communities in the Ga State.
The occasion was characterised by drumming, dancing and singing of traditional songs as well as the display of rich Ga culture and tradition.
They also used the occasion to installed four elders for that stool which has become vacant. They included; family head, Nii Amalai Amarh, Dzaasetse, Nii Amarh Anartey II, Shippi, Nii Atofio II, as well as Akwashongtse, Nii Amakai Amartey II to steers the affairs of the traditional area.
Addressing the gathering, the Paramount Chief of Amaaman, Nii Armaa Kwaofio, called for unity amongst the chiefs, elders and youth in the area to help propel socio-economic development and growth.
Nii Armaa Kwaofio II, reiterated the call on politicians to maintain peace in the country before, during and after the upcoming general elections.
He appealed to politicians to refrain from the use of intemperate language during their electioneering campaign.
The chief cautioned the people to avoid conflicts, and advised the youth in particular to use appropriate channels to resolve their difference.
The Stool Mother for Amaaman, Seinye Antoba I, also asked the youth of the area to engage in productive activities, and to refrain from things that will cause any violence among them.