Ada launches 40 years anniversary of Nene Akuaku III

Mr. Wusah and other dignitaries unveiling the anniversary logo

Mr. Wusah and other dignitaries unveiling the anniversary logo

The chiefs and people of Ada in the Greater Accra Region, on Saturday launched the 40th anniversary of the enstoolment of Nene Abram Kabu Akuaku III, paramount chief of Ada Traditional Area with a call on them to promote peace and tranquility.

The occasion which was also used in unveiling the anniversary logo had dignitaries drawn from Ada and  across the country to celebrate the paramount chief.

Speaking at the  ceremony, the  divisional  Chief and  head of Lomobiawe clan,  Nene  Lomo IV  said  the  eight weeks  long  celebration  which began with the launch would end on December  2  with a grand durbar at the  Big  Ada  Junior  High School park.

Outlining the activities to mark the reign of Nene Akuaku III included traditional dance and cultural festival, clean-up in various towns, Junior High School (JHS) competition, royal walk, and fun games.

Other activities, he said, were health screening, anniversary lecture, candle light procession, dinner dance and awards night and an interdenominational thanksgiving service.

Nene Lomo IV said  the paramount  chief of Ada was noted  for peace and development  “that we people  of Ada can go about our  day to day  activities  without  fear,” adding “that  still remains  the pride  of Ada”.

He  said under the 40-year reign of  Nene Akuaku III, Ada had seen  several  developmental  efforts  that have made  Ada the  tourist  destination  of most  tourists.

According to him, the paramount chief has created an enabling environment that welcomed all developmental projects irrespective of the government in office.

“Today we see a lot of development projects ongoing because he permitted them. He’s indeed a great man and the chief we would forever be proud to celebrate.”

The former District Chief Executive Officer of the Dangme East District Assembly, Mr.  Rex Daniel Wusah said Nene Akuaku III deserved to be celebrated because of his achievements during his 40-year reign.

He said Ada has experienced a peaceful atmosphere and due to this “people run from the city to rest here,” adding that the serenity here has made Ada the home of most tourists.

He said most villages in Ada have had access to potable drinking water, electricity, district hospital and a sea defence wall.

Mr. Wusah said Ada has a huge resort of salt mine that can feed the entire nation and part of West Africa hence the need to tap into it to give the people of Ada especially the youth a source of employment.

According to him there was the need to seek foreign investors to invest into the land because “the land cannot be used for anything except salt mining.”

This, he said, would improve livelihoods of the people and promote education of the children to give them a better future.


From Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu, Ada  


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