The Agwagwa Competition is commemorated by the folks of Kwahu Obemeng within the Jap Area of Ghana. It has a protracted celebration file of hundred and twenty-five years! The entire idea of the occasion originated from the ingenuity of their early forebears to improvise a pushcart that would journey inside the areas in cocoa farms, transporting coca farmers from one spot to the opposite of their farms. It was additionally utilized by the younger ones as a medium for leisure whereas using them after a tense farming day. The title of the pageant ‘Agwagwa’ was gotten from the sound of the normal improvised pushcart when it was moved.
The improvised pushcart system was historically produced from the massive and exhausting seeds of the native plant known as Gyatofoa tree which was quite common within the territories of Kwahu Obemeng within the Jap Area of Ghana. Lengthy flat beams had been laid on the massive exhausting seeds from the tree that served as tyres for the shifting pushcart. When it was sat on, it was pulled manually from the again by others. It might transfer from high mountains and hills whereas touchdown on decrease shores. In the present day, on account of development in know-how, ball bearings which have been properly cushioned are used as tyres for the pushcart. Apparently, the youth within the society has been given the freedom to experiment and supply attention-grabbing shifting pushcarts with various designs and with any supplies that they might lay their arms on. This has developed into an annual youth competitors every time the Agwagwa pageant is commemorated through the first month of yearly.
The annual competitors has been an avenue for locating gifted, artistic and sensible younger members within the Jap Area of Ghana who could not have acquired any type of formal schooling because of their impoverished state. The pageant helps in bringing these genius younger ones into the general public highlight in order that well-meaning members of the society, philanthropists, funding businesses and youth support businesses might come to their support. Many lucky gifted kids have gotten such privileges and as such, have had entry to formal schooling to hone their nice abilities and abilities. The superb and distinctive designs of the pushcarts produced by the younger ones might be additional developed into very attention-grabbing transportation machines. The pageant is a conventional occasion for grooming younger individuals who would have wasted their abilities due to poverty. Because of the pageant, a lot of such kids can now have their want fulfilled as they change into future engineers and product designers for main engineering corporations.
The Agwagwa conventional pageant receives little or no help from funding businesses and firms. It is because it isn’t identified by many individuals and businesses as a result of poor commercial and public sensitization. Due to this fact, the tourism business, youth improvement initiatives and teams, funding businesses and well-meaning people should search for tactics of supporting the chief and conventional council of Kwahu Obemeng as they successfully plan and have fun the pageant. This all-important help and collaboration would assist in utilizing the pageant in serving its core operate which is to seek for younger abilities and help them to be nice engineers and designers for nationwide and world improvement.