King Odaifio Welentsi III urges stakeholders to support Kplejoo festival


The Paramount Chief of Nungua Traditional Area, King Odaifio Welentsi III, has called on all stakeholders in the area to support this year’s Kplejoo festival to become a memorable one.

He said this had become imperative in view of the altercation between the stool and the priesthood, which nearly marred the hitherto cordial relationship between the two, had been settled.

The Nungua Mantse made this known at the media launch of plan of activities to mark this year Kplejoo festival at his palace last Thursday.

King Welentsi said as a result of the peaceful wind blowing across the township that had culminated into unity of purpose, a committee has been formed to oversee to a successful festival celebration.

He said unlike the past when such committees, by their composition and mandate, seemed to work for individual interest, this time, the committee in place had the blessing of both the stool and the priesthood.

King Weletsi said the committee had been mandated to put in place events and programmes established by traditional norms and practices of Nungua, to ensure a successful festival.

He said, starting from Sunday, the traditional sowing of maize would kick start the festival, to be followed by the ban on noise- making.

King Welentsi said all traditional norms and practices leading to the Kplejoo would be marked with pomp and pageantry, as established by customary practices.

He said because of the sense of unity prevailing, there was the need for all chiefs and family heads to participate in all the events to show to the outside world that Nungua has really smoked the peace pipe and needed to be sustained.

King Welentsi said, Nungua had a major role to play in the Ga State, therefore, a peaceful Nungua Traditional Area could also translate into a peaceful Ga State.

Touching on the on-going refurbishment of the Nungua Traditional Council’s office to host meetings, the paramount chief said work was on schedule to be completed before the end of the year.

Other activities will include free health screening exercise.

BY SETH OSABUKLE

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