Gbis observe annual festival
The people of Gbi traditional area have lined up a week long activity to mark the annual celebration of the Gbidukorza(Gbidukor festival).
Presenting a joint statement on the floor of the House, by Dr. Bernice Adiku Heloo and Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor(Member of Parliament for South Dayi), and read by Dr. Heloo, she indicated that the festival fulfils its basic objective of bringing the Gbis together closer for the purposes of development and unity.
She recounted that twenty-three years ago, a year after the re-unification of Gbis, it was decided that an annual festival to commemorate this re-unification be instituted and this festival has been named Gbidukorza.
Since its commencement in 1995, Gbidukorza continues to play a major role in fostering not only unity but also a sense of purpose for the two paramount areas, she noted.
The theme for the celebration is “Consolidating Two Decades of Gbidukor Unity for Accelerated Development”.
According to the Member of Parliament for Hohoe, the festival is a clarion call for the Gbi’s to ensure that the unification is exploited further for positive impact on the Gbi State for accelerated development
The main activities of this year’s celebrations is expected to last for four days. These are however preceded by the launch of the festival, inter-schools quiz competition, football gala, health-walk, talent night, marathon and cycling, midweek tour, clean-up exercise, float, cooking and food bazaar.
Among some of the main events which will take place at Hohoe(Gbidzigbe) includes : Miawoezor(welcome ceremony) on Friday, 7th December 2018, Grand Durbar of Chiefs and people and a beauty pagent on Saturday, 9th December, Thanksgiving Church Service, football gala finals between Hohoe and Peki, Gbidukor ball and unity concert, after party jams and boborfest, Gbidukor development meetings on 10th December to be followed by departure formalities.