The Chief of the Wangara Community in Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region, Nana Fanyinama III, has called on the government to ensure absolute peace in the country ahead of the 2016 General Election.
He said that intra-party violence resulting in deaths and tensions in the country was worrying and a dent on Ghana’s democratic credentials .
Nana Fanyinama was speaking at a durbar of chiefs and people of Wangara to commemorate this year’s Kurubi festival at Kintampo in the Brong-Ahafo region.
The chief, who is the head of all Wangaras in Ghana, announced that the people were mobilising resources from home and abroad to establish a nursing training school at Kintampo.
The Ashanti Regional Zongo Chief, Alhaji Omaru Sultana Farouk Saeed, warned the zongo community to be wary of politicians who would like to use them especially the youth to foment trouble in the 2016 general elections.
He said the development of the country was not the sole responsibility of any single political party, but a collective efforts of all Ghanaians.
Alhaji Saeed commended Nana Fanyinama for promoting peace and unity among his people.
The acting Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Charles Osei Bonsu, announced that the GTA would promote and market the kurubi festival to the international community.
The colourful occasion, was proceeded by a procession of Wangaras through the principal street of Kintampo amidst firing of muskets, singing and dancing.
Kintampo is the spiritual home of the Wangaras in Ghana, and the festival seeks to encourage girls to maintain their virginity, especially when only virgins are allowed to take part in the the kurubi gbata dance, and to unite all Wangaras in the country towards national development.
From Daniel Dzirasah – Kintampo.