PHILAFRICA MANIOC CI
traditional inauguration of the site at Ngatta Dolikro, 2019-05-17
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After paying the first rent for the land to the Queen of Ngatta Dolikro, the villagers perform their traditional ceremony on the site in order to assure that the factory is a success. Only men participate, under the supervision of the Queen (Chef du Village). The ceremony consists of sayings in local language, pouring water and (a bit of) gin on the ground, slaughtering a goat, a sheep and two roosters, and drinking palm wine and gin. Part of the meat is eaten directly, what remains is taken home. There is no singing, dancing, ceremonial clothing and little dignity in the whole performance. But it helps…..