Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Saturday 25 June, 2022, led a government delegation to join Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, Chiefs, Queenmothers and people of Akyem Abuakwa for the 2022 edition of the Ohum Festival at Kyebi in the Eastern Region
Dr Bawumia acknowledged the importance of the Chieftaincy institution to the development of the country and appealed to chiefs to continue to play their part in nation building.
Historically the festival is celebrated on a Tuesday/Wednesdays in September or October depending on the month Ohumkan festival was celebrated. Prior to it celebration, a two week ban on noise-making is imposed.
The Akyems thank their creator for blessing their land with the Birim river. They use products from their lands and the river as symbols to remember their ancestors who struggled and persevered in keeping their society intact.
The people give pledges to continue the tradition and to keep their kingdom strong and free with prosperity and peace during the festival. They give pledge of allegiance to their king and his sub-chiefs and elders for their leadership and guidance