Oguaa Traditional Council celebrates Fetu Afahye

Mr Kamina Duncan, Central Regional Minister and Minister of Railways, Joe Ghartey exchanging pleasantry with Osaberima Kwesi Atta II at the durbar Mr Joe Ghartey delivering the president’s address at the durbar.  Picture by David O. Yarboi-Tetteh

Mr Kamina Duncan, Central Regional Minister and Minister of Railways, Joe Ghartey exchanging pleasantry with Osaberima Kwesi Atta II at the durbar
Mr Joe Ghartey delivering the president’s address at the durbar.
Picture by David O. Yarboi-Tetteh

The Chiefs and people of the Oguaa Traditional area in the Central Region at the weekend climaxed the celebration of this year’s Fetu Afahye with a durbar of chiefs and asafo companies at Cape Coast.

The event witnessed a procession of chiefs and asafo dances through the streets of Cape Coast before they converged at the Victoria Park for the grand durbar which was characterised with fanfare.

There were also colourful cultural performances to showcase the rich culture and traditions of the people of the area.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in an address read on his behalf by the Minister of Railways, Joe Ghartey, reiterated government’s commitment in ensuring the development of Cape Coast and the entire nation.

He explained that his administration was working vigorously to fulfill all campaign promises and said that he did not make those promises for political power but was concerned about the development of the country.

The greatest challenge confronting the nation, he said, was the teeming unemployment among the youth but was optimistic of his government’s ability to turn the situation around.

The President noted that his government’s plan to create three development authorities would help to promote development and fast-track the economic growth agenda of the country.

The Paramount Chief of the Oguaa Traditional Area, Osaberima Kwesi Atta II, in an address, expressed concern about the falling standard of education in the Cape Coast metropolis, and called for the adoption of appropriate mechanisms to reverse the trend.

He also expressed worry about the situation where students from the area fail to secure admission into some of the “well endowed” senior high schools in the region despite them having the required passes to be enrolled into such institutions.

He, therefore, appealed for the implementation of a policy that would ensure that students from the area with the required passes were given consideration for enrolment into senior high schools located within the metropolis.

Osaberima Kwesi Attta II also appealed to government to allocate a fraction of revenue from the Cape Coast Castle as payment of royalties to the Oguaa Traditional Council and the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) for the development of the area.

He further asked for the strengthening of security along the coastline to safeguard life and property.

The Central Regional Minister, Kwamina Duncan, in his remarks, gave the assurance that the government remained commitment towards the establishment of a factory in the Cape Coast metropolis to provide jobs for the youth.

From David O. Yarboi-Tetteh, Cape Coast

 

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