The Wangara community once again celebrated the Kurubi Festival in Kintampo, Bono East Region this past week. The events opened on 22nd November and came to a close with a grand durbar on Saturday 27th November. The program was well attended and this year’s theme for the festival was ‘Promoting Domestic Tourism and Fostering National Cohesion Through Festival’.
The vision of promoting domestic tourism aligned with the domestic tourism campaign that was launched earlier this year. Digniataries in attendance included; Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey, Presidential Coordinator for Zongo and Inner City Development, Hon. Ben Abdallah, Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon Samuel Abu Jinapor , Former Minister for Energy/MP for Yapei-Kosorgu, Hon. John Abu John Abu Jinapor, Savanna Regional Minister Hon. Saeed Muhazu Jibril, CEO Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman, DCE for Kintampo South, Hon Opoku Nyame, Regional Director, Ghana Tourism Authority, Joseph Appiah-Agyei, Municipal Coordinating Director, Kintampo, Thaddeus Zaasan, M.P. Kintampo North, Hon Joseph Kwame Kumah, NPP Consituency Chairman, Mr. Abulakari Saddique, NDC Constituency Chairman Mohammed Alhassan and Kintampo Divisional Commander, ACP Francis Enor.
The Kurubi Festival is rooted in the culture and religious traditions of the Wangara people. It was celebrated in Kintampo, which is known as being the centre of Ghana for trade between the northern and southern parts of the country. They use the festival as a way to give thanks to God and to also remember their ancestors who migrated there.