A large number of public figures and politicians,including the President of the Republic of Ghana, wore the fabric.
The cloth was first produced in Bonwire, a town in the Ashanti kingdom, and was later copied by certain tribes from Ivory Coast and other West African countries people in and many other West African countries.
Also, other ethnic groups in Ghana have their own version of kente. It is the best known of all African textiles.
According to oral history, Kente is derived from the Akan word ‘kenten’, which means basket.
At the 7th inauguration of the swearing-in ceremony, a large number of public figures and politicians wore the fabric including the president of the republic of Ghana.
Both men and women wore colorful Kente to grace the occasion.
Notable amongst them were the President, Nana Akufo-Addo
The daughter of the first President of Ghana, Samia Nkrumah
The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful
The deputy Majority Leader of Parliament, Adwoa Safo
and many more.