One more chance to depict culture in pome and display as Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, beseeched Ghanaians to ponder center customary qualities and practices that tight spot them together for manageable turn of events.
Talking at a durbar at Kyebi in the Eastern Region to peak the current year’s Ohum celebration, he encouraged individuals to keep their surroundings clean to forestall illnesses.
The celebration gave the event for love of the tribal stools and the spirits of the people who officially involved them.
Dr. Bawumia described the Ohum festival as ”an iconic display of culture and unity of purpose which also stands as a tribute to the role of chieftaincy institutions in addressing national development challenges”.
He bemoaned the pollution of rivers with an alarming carelessness.
Dr. Bawumia said, economies around the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine, leading to government’s focus on building human capital through education.
The Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori-Panin commended the government on the “Green Ghana Project” and the dedicated effort against illegal mining activities that pollute water bodies.
He disclosed that, a hindrance to national progress has been the divorce of intellectuals, social policy makers and entrepreneurs from their native Communities occasioned by the need to seek economic opportunities in concentrated urban centers.
Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori-Panin added, ”the festival is to serve as the springboard and a clarion call on all Akyem citizens both home and abroad to submit to meaningful re-engagement with their Communities and Families.”
He urged Ghanaians to live in peace and harmony with one another.
The festival, which was on the theme, “Good old traditions for Sustainable Development”, was graced by the Akwamuhene, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto and the Okuapemhene, Oseadeyo Kwasi Akuffo amongst other dignitaries.