MP for Ledzokuku donates towards Homowo

A section of the items.The Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku, Mrs. Benita Sena Okity-Dua, has presented food items to the people of Teshie in Accra towards this year’s Homowo festival slated for September 3.

The items included bags of maize, gallons of palm oil, crates of soft drinks, cartons of fish and an undisclosed amount of money.

The donation made to the various clan houses is an annual support from government to the people of Teshie during the Homowo festival.

Mrs. Okity-Dua, presenting the items to representatives of the various clan houses, called on the authorities to ensure that the people of Teshie celebrated the festival peacefully.

She appealed to opinion leaders and elders to advise the youth to desist from causing confusion during the celebration.

“I entreat you all, especially the youth to ensure that this year’s Homowo is celebrated in a peaceful atmosphere. Let us show unity and love towards one another before, during and after the occasion,” she added.

Mrs Okity-Dua said she would ensure that the seven clan houses have their fair share of the items and tasked the authorities not to relent in their effort to maintain peace in the community.

The Municipal Chief Executive of Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly (LEKMA), Mr. Seth Badu Tawiah in an interview with the Ghanaian Times, said the donation to the people of Teshie over the years had created a cordial relation between them and the assembly.

He explained that chiefs and elders play a critical role in decision making in the community and the local level and they need to be supported in diverse ways to discharge their mandate effectively.

Mr. Tawiah said the assembly would also present some items and money towards a football match between Teshie and Nungua and other activities to mark the celebration.

“The football match climaxes the festival and it also encourages unity and peace among the youth of the community, so we make donations to motivate them to put up their best performances,” he added.

The MCE also disclosed that some indigenes who had come from Italy congratulated the government for the development projects in the area.

By Dennis Kwame Amegede                                                                  

 

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