The Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (G/A-RCC) has donated various food items and GH¢18,000 to the people of the Kpone Traditional Area to support the celebration of this year’s Homowo festival.
Each of the 10 family houses and Osheleroi (two war songs groups) including Ejorshie and Alata, in addition to their GH¢1,000 share of the cash, received a bag of maize, half bag of palm nuts, five gallons of palm oil, five crates of assorted drinks, half crates of schnapps and other alcoholic drinks as well as face masks and sanitisers.
The Kpone Traditional Council as well as the Wulomei and Woyeu (fetish priest and priestess) received a double of both the items and money given to the family houses.
The donation was made on behalf of the Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, by the Municipal Chief Executives of the Kpone-Katamanso and Adentan, Solomon Appiah and Daniel Alexander Nii-Noi Adumuah respectively at Kpone on Friday.
In a remark, Mr Appiah called for unity amongst the political, traditional leaders and the people to work towards improving livelihoods and developing the area.
As leaders, he stressed the need for a united front which would go a long way to supporting government efforts to develop the country.
He stated that division would only impede growth and progress which was much-needed in realising individual goals and objectives of the people.
“We cannot grow and progress if we allow division to fester within us. As the old adage goes, united we grow, divided we fall. We should make this our guiding principle towards developing Kpone,” Mr Appiah added.
He urged them to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols including wearing of face masks and regular hand washing to help in the fight against the disease.
The Regional Minister expressed gratitude to the chiefs and people of Kpone for voting to retain the government of President Nana Akufo-Addo in power for another term saying that “the president is grateful to you for your support.”
BY CLAUDE NYARKO ADAMS