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-elctric 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.
The details of the activities are listed below:
Monday, April 4th, 2022
Pouring of libation,
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
Dzotinudordor and performance of traditional rites till daybreak
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
Sounding of Atumpani drums and Asafoworwor continues
Firing of musketry and cultural performances
Wake-keeping by the Christian community in Fodzoku
Cultural performances continue
Wednesday, April 6th, 2022
Avihe through the principal streets of Fodzoku community by women and Asafo group
Sounding of Atumpani drums and Asafoworwor
Atrikpui by Avedotoe Asafo Group
Thursday, April 7th, 2022
Sounding of Atumpani drums
Asafo and other cultural performances
Receiving Togbega back home amidst Asafo performances
Friday, April 8th, 2022
Atumpani drums and Asafo performances
Atrikpui drumming gorup- Togbe Samlafo
Agbikor drumming group- Togbe Kumi
Agbo drumming group -Togbe Banahene
Saturday, April 9th, 2022
Cultural performances by cultural goups (Dadome , D.A. School, Aforkpakope and R.C. School),
Atumpani, Asafo and Atrikpui continues.
Reception at the E.P. School park
Private Royal Interment
Sunday, 10th April, 2022
Thanksgiving service at the E.P. School Park.
Final funeral rites and cultural performances
Ancestral cross over and family gathering