‘African magic’ was in full display at this year’s Hogbetsotso festival after some powerful juju men stopped torrential rain that suddenly burst out during the celebration of the historic festival.
According to report, when the rain started, the revered chiefs from all the 36 states of Anlo and its surrounding villages were not perturbed as they knew they would subdue it through their powerful ‘interceders.’
This included rulers and feared jujumen from Afiadenyigba, Klikor, Atiavi, Dzelukorpe, Dzodze, Shime, Avenor, Anyako, Agave, Dzita, Deʋegodo, Kome, Aflao, Tegbi, Vodza, Kedzi,Abor, Alakple, Tsito, Whuti, Afiadenygba, and even Nogokpo.
Also seated were former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Dramani Mahama as well as National Security Minister, Mr Kan Dapaah, IGP James Oppong-Boanuh, and some Ambassadors of foreign missions.
Members of the audience who attempted to seek cover from the rain were warned to remain seated and watch proceedings as the rains is not a problem. Within seconds to a minute, the rain stopped falling at the festival grounds.
The rain however fell in the surrounding areas. As soon as the Hogbetsotso za durbar ended, the rains now fell non-stop to late into the night.
Information from Mynewsgh.com was also used in this report.