King of Ile-Ife meets Ga mantse, GTC

Nii Adama Latse 11, having a discussion with the Nigerian king(left)and his entourage.  Photo. Maxwell K (1)The King of Ile-Ife of Yoruba, Nigeria, Oba (Dr) Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II on Friday paid a courtesy call on the Ga Traditional Council at the Ga Mantse’s Palace.

The visit formed part of the four-day tour by the Nigerian monarch to Ghana, during which he would interact with the Nigerian community in Ghana as well as government officials.

The Ooni of Ife was accompanied by his wife, Olori Wuraolo Otiti Zynab Ogunwusi and an entourage of community chiefs from Yorubaland.

Boni Nii Adama Latse II, the Ga Mantse and a host of traditional leaders from the Ga State and other government officials including, Dr Alfred Oko Vanderpuije, the mayor of Accra and Nii Djangmah Vanderpuje, deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister were present at the meeting.

Nii Latse in a welcome address, commended the Ooni of Ife for taking time off his busy schedule to visit Ghana, particularly, Accra.

He said, the Gas traced their migration to Ghana from Ile-Ife in Nigeria where they sojourned before continuing to the present area.

xxxx (1)Nii Latse said it was heart-warming that centuries after that history was made, a monarch has found it worthy to visit their ancestral brethren to interact and know their present place of abode.

He prayed for long life for the king so that, the new face of cooperation between the states would be enhanced as the Ga Traditional Council prepared to reciprocate the visit.

Oba Ojaja, also thanked the Ga Traditional Council, for offering him and his entourage a very warm welcome and promised to continue with initiatives that would help enhance the sisterly relation between the two states.

He said Gas and the people of IIe-Ife have many things in common which need to be explored and developed for the benefit of the people.

Oba Ojaja promised to embark on a crusade which would enhance the development of not only Nigerians and Ghanaians as African neighbours with much to share in common but also project blacks across the globe.

By Lawrence Markwei

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