Sissala East celebrates Paare-gbeille Festival amidst rich cultural display

Date Created : 3/22/2018 4:08:37 AM : Story Author : GNA

The Paaregbielle Festival of the Sissala people is an annual celebration where farmers are saluted during every farming and harvest seasons by the local residents for contributing towards Ghana’s socio-economic development.

The 2018 celebration was on the theme: “A vehicle for fostering good neighbourliness to propel the socio-economic development of the area.”

The celebration was described by many as colourful as it also brought together state officials including; Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Council of State members, Ministers, lawmakers and traditional rulers including Tobge Afede XIV.

The celebrants sang the usual Sissala “Bayiila” song [songs sung by men to show bravery]” where uncooked goat and dog meat are eaten live in the full glare of the public.

The "Bayiila” was accompanied by a special dance, performed by hunters, where they drummed and ate the raw dog and goat meat amidst shooting of local guns.

Speaking at the climax, Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton VI, the Paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Area commended the government for introducing numerous social interventions like the Free Senior High School.

He, however, expressed worry about the poor road network in the area, particularly from Tumu to Wa which is about 120 kilometres, and said he was looking up to President Akuffo-Addo to fix the roads, at least before the end of 2020.